In today’s fast paced world we see tall skyscrapers housing residential or office complexes all around us. Gone are the days when this was a phenomenon restricted to the Metro cities alone, now it has even percolated down to all the State capitals & even further down. But have we ever bothered to know how these original cities once looked like? How the sites housing these large buildings once appeared to be as? A lot of these places were probably agricultural lands, wastelands or perhaps even slum dwellings where the poor lived, only to make way over course of time to these concrete jungles. Kochi or Cochin is one of those rapidly developing cities, a city that is becoming more and more cosmopolitan by the day. You hear people often say “Kochi ippol pazhaya Kochi alla” (Kochi now isn’t the same old Kochi like before) and perhaps Rajeev Ravi has kept all this in the back of his mind as he conceived his latest film Kammatipaadam, a tale that spans across three decades, taking us virtually into the underbelly of Kochi.Continue reading “Kammatipaadam Movie Review: A Crime Saga from the Underbelly of Kochi”
Fahadh Faasil is having the time of his life right now as anyone following Malayalam Cinema would accept and acknowledge. With already 7 releases into the current year,including films like Annayum Rasoolum, Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla, Amen and Anchu Sundarikal. His next film which is due for release later this month is Olipporu directed by documentary filmmaker A.V.Sasidharan and scripted by poet P. N Gopikrishnan. Produced under the banner of Round Up Cinema by Sheik Afsal, the DOP is Manoj Mundayat and the music is by John P.Varkey.
The film is about the life of a group of bloggers. The focus is on Ajayan, played by Fahadh Faasil. Subhiksha is the leading lady. Rest of the cast includes Kalabhavan Mani, Thalaivasal Vijay, Aju Varghese etc. Olipporu is due for release on 23rd August. Here is the trailer of the film.