Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol Movie Review: It’s never too late to Fall in Love…Again

The men who share a camaraderie in the apartment complex have all gathered for their daily round of drinks on the rooftop (after all the days of the regular bars in Kerala is now history) and Ulahanan (Mohanlal) is pissed off because he realized that the chapter of the lady who was enticing him over the last few days is now a closed one. Irritated and angry at the same time, he forces his neighbour and friend Venukuttan (Anoop Menon) to make him speak with one of his numerous girlfriends over phone right then. Though initially unwilling, Venukuttan does go on to dial someone on his mobile phone eventually and gives the phone to Ulahanan without revealing the name of the lady. Ulahanan goes on to speak to the person over the phone, only to realize that he has been tricked by Venukuttan, as the person on the other end is none other than his wife, Annyamma (Meena). This is just one of various wonderful moments from Jibu Jacob’s Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, which has finally hit the theatres after a delay due to the film industry strike in Kerala.Continue reading “Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol Movie Review: It’s never too late to Fall in Love…Again”

Kaadu Pookkunna Neram: Trailer

kaadu-pookkunna-neramDr.Biju continues to make films that he believes in and surprisingly manages to work with known actors as well. His latest Malayalam film Kaadu Pookkunna Neram (When the Woods Bloom) is another such example. Produced by Sophia Paul (who had earlier produced Bangalore Days along with Anwar Rasheed), the film features Indrajith Sukumaran and Rima Kallingal in the lead along with Prakash Bare, Indrans, Irshad etc. M.J.Radhakrishnan is the DOP while Santhosh Chandran is the music composer and Karthik Jogesh is the editor. Premiered earlier at the Montreal World Film Festival this year, it has also been selected for various other festivals Worldwide and is part of the Indian Panorama at IFFI-2016 (Goa) and the International Film Festival of Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram).Continue reading “Kaadu Pookkunna Neram: Trailer”

Bangalore Days Movie Review: Fun Filled Youthful Entertainer

Bangalore Days 2014As the opening lines of Anjali Menon’s enchanting Bangalore Days tells you, Bangalore is the utopia every Malayali youngster wishes to escape to in search of his dreams, away from the sluggish pace of Kerala. Shyamaprasad did appear to sell a similar idea to us in a rather morbid and clichéd form in Rithu but Anjali Menon’s film is far more promising in its portrayal of the so-called Bangalore crowd, making the characters far more likeable and easy to relate to.Continue reading “Bangalore Days Movie Review: Fun Filled Youthful Entertainer”