I have been hearing positive response from those who have seen Action Hero Biju, finally I watched it this weekend. I must say that I quite enjoyed it, but somehow I was left wondering why some aspects of the film were not discussed by the reviewers or people who have seen it.
For starters, there is a scene which involves an auto rickshaw driver who is a paramour of a housewife. The scene starts with Biju (Nivin Pauly) asking about the affair, and the camera zooms in to the lady in question and we see a middle aged fat lady with dark complexion. Biju shows contempt and mocks him for falling in love with her, it is as if Biju does not believe middle age woman should not fall in love with people or do not have any emotions.Continue reading “Action Hero Biju: Stereotypes and Prejudice”
For some reason or the other when it comes to thinking about a career as a Policeman one is quite likely to have varied opinions. For some it might give you the image of a fearless cop who is all out to protect the people and who is more than capable of beating the shit out of any bad guy. Or else you could think of a corrupt cop, who is happy to keep himself/herself happy at the cost of everything else, even law and order and crime. If you happen to be falling into either the first category of people or the second, then needless to say that you are in the majority. After all we are all used to hearing tales of or watching movies which either feature a fearless dashing cop, or have witnessed enough and more tales of cops who are corrupt and/or who harass ordinary people, often without any rhyme or reason.Continue reading “Action Hero Biju Movie Review: A Month in the Life of a Cop”
Santosh Nair makes his debut as director with the Malayalam film curiously titled as Money Rathnam, featuring Fahadh Faasil in the lead. Produced by Raju Mathew, the film also features Niveda Thomas, Joju George, Renji Panicker etc and is written by Anil Narayanan and Ajith C.Lokesh. Prashant Pillai is the music composer while Neil D’Cunha is the DOP and Manoj the editor of the film. Continue reading “Money Rathnam: Trailer”
Salam Bappu who made his debut with the Malayalam film Red Wine (2013) is back with his next film, Manglish. After working with Mohanlal, Fahadh Faasil and Asif Ali in Red Wine this time he has roped in Mammootty in the lead for Manglish. Produced by Haneef Mohammed,the film is written by Riyas and has music by Gopi Sunder. The film also features Caroline Beck, Tini Tom, Raveendran, Srinda Ashab, Vinay Fort, Joju George, Sunil Sukhada etc.Pradeesh M.Varma is the DOP while Vijay Sanker is the editor.Continue reading “Manglish: Trailer”