Loham Movie Review: Yellow Metal without the Required Shine

Writer-director Ranjith and superstar Mohanlal have had a long working relationship. From writing some of the popular films of Mohanlal like Devasuram, Aaram Thampuran, Narasimham etc Ranjith went on make his directorial debut with Ravanaprabhu featuring Mohanlal. While not all the films from this combination may have worked, some of their films did manage to win the appreciation from both audiences and critics alike. Back in 2012 they came out together with Spirit, winner of the National Award for Best Film on Social Issues. Spirit may not have been the best of Ranjith but nevertheless had its moments and went on to find appreciation at the box office as well. Incidentally this was the last commercial success seen by Ranjith as writer-director, the films he made after that did not really bear his magic like before. Hence it was exciting to hear of the dynamic duo coming back together with Loham: The Yellow Metal.Continue reading “Loham Movie Review: Yellow Metal without the Required Shine”

God’s Own Country Movie Review: A Surprisingly Engaging Hyperlink Film

God's Own Country MovieThe phrase God’s Own Country is probably Kerala’s most successful tagline. Our chests swell in pride (not the 56’ one) at the successful marketing of the state’s natural beauty but privately many smirk at how a naturally endowed state has become a laggard, especially when compared to our immediate hard working neighbour. As a protagonist remarks in the movie which goes by the same name, Kerala was not coined as God’s Own Country by the Gods but by fellow humans!Continue reading “God’s Own Country Movie Review: A Surprisingly Engaging Hyperlink Film”

God’s Own Country: Trailer

God-Own-Country-2014Noted Malayalam film producer Anto Joseph teams up with director Vasudevan Sanal for God’s Own Country, a film which surprisingly has been out of the public radar for some strange reason. This is especially surprising considering that the film has a promising star cast comprising of Fahadh Faasil, Sreenivasan, Lal, Mythili, Isha Talwar etc. The film is written by Arun Gopinath, Anish Francis & V.Praveen Kumar, while the music is by Gopi Sunder. Cinematography is handled by Aravind Krishna and Arun James while Ratheesh Raj is the editor. Continue reading “God’s Own Country: Trailer”

Vedivazhipadu: Trailer

VedivazhipaduShambhu Purushothaman makes his filmmaking debut with the Malayalam film Vedivazhipadu, which has already been in the news of late. With the film being denied certification by the censor board in Kerala last week it saw the people associated with the film protesting against the same online and finally the film has been cleared for release with a clean ‘A’ certificate. Continue reading “Vedivazhipadu: Trailer”

Trailer of Malayalam Movie 'Poppins'

V.K.Prakash has turned out to be one of the most prolific Malayalam filmmakers of late. If Beautiful went on to appeal to both the masses and the critics then the recent Trivandrum Lodge turned out to be a controversial albeit successful film. And now he’s all set to unleash upon his forthcoming film, Poppins. Continue reading “Trailer of Malayalam Movie 'Poppins'”

Paleri Manikyam- Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha – This is what Malayalam Cinema needs!!!

Sometimes the unexpected can really turn out to be a pleasant surprise. I have always believed in the same and keep experiencing something like this once in a while purely by default. One such experience was when I watched Paleri Manikyam- Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha ( Paleri Manikyam- A Midnight Murder Story, from hereon referred to as PM ) for the first time when it released. Continue reading “Paleri Manikyam- Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha – This is what Malayalam Cinema needs!!!”

Ee Adutha Kaalathu Movie Review- Of Multiple Characters & a Vibrant City!!!

Arun Kumar Aravind was successful in remaking Pierce Brosnan starrer Butterfly on a Wheel into a lush Cocktail but it carried the tag of an ‘inspired’ uncredited movie. Murali Gopy, journalist and thespian Bharath Gopi’s son who was last seen in Bharamaram, had earlier penned Dilip’s Rasikan but there are not too many people who can recall the movie. In a sort of redemption movie, these two come together in Ee Adutha Kaalathu , a movie that gives Trivandrum an identity beyond its lingua franca, made infamous by Suraj Venjaramoodu.Continue reading “Ee Adutha Kaalathu Movie Review- Of Multiple Characters & a Vibrant City!!!”

Salt N’ Pepper Movie Review: Makes for a very good meal indeed!!!

What do you look for when you sit down to eat a meal at leisure? Is it the quality of the food, the taste, the ambience (if it’s not at home), the service that you get or is it everything put together?Continue reading “Salt N’ Pepper Movie Review: Makes for a very good meal indeed!!!”