Malayalam movie reviews

Ranam Review: a nuanced and layered emotional tale

Posted by Web Desk on September 5, 2018

Movies with a conventional plot line can also be engaging, if the character arcs we witness are more compelling and emotional. That is also a way of making memorable movies. Nirmal Sahadevs first movie Ranam, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran is

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Neeli Review: a weak and confused mix of various genres

Posted by Web Desk on August 10, 2018

The new movie Neeli starring Mamta Mohandas is a confused mix of genre that ends up in an unconvincing space. It starts off as a pure horror thriller and the pressure to entertain people sort of forces it to become a horror comedy and thus the wh

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Iblis Review: an enjoyable film if you understand the genre

Posted by Web Desk on August 3, 2018

If the audience can understand the genre of a film and adapt their sensibility to accept it, some movies can work easily. Iblis starring Asif Ali which is directed by Adventures of Omanakkuttan fame Rohith VS is one such movie that manages gr

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Ennalum Sarath Review: a torturous suspense thriller

Posted by Web Desk on July 28, 2018

The reason Balachandra Menon found for the debacle named Njan Samvidhanam Cheyyum was that the targeted audience didnt make it to the theater. And this time he has made a movie called Ennalum Sarath targeting the audience who will come to the

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Kinavalli review - A disappointing horror flick

Posted by Web Desk on July 27, 2018

At the beginning of Kinavalli, we have a voiceover by Biju Menon where he says you shouldn't look for logic in the movie as it deals with ghosts. That's a valid thing that need not be said as a viewer with common sense can understand

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Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal Review

Posted by Web Desk on July 27, 2018

Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal is the comeback film of Anoop Menon as a writer after a four-year break. But what's disturbing is the fact that his idea of storytelling just went back to the melodramatic phase rather than understanding the pu

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Maradona Review: It has elements beyond a gangster story

Posted by Web Desk on July 27, 2018

Showing the audience what made a character change his mind for a valid reason is a tricky and difficult thing and thats the key part of a movie that involves character transformation. Even when there are brittle areas in the script that neede

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Savari Review: Watch it only for Suraj Venjaramoodu

Posted by Web Desk on July 20, 2018

Watching a good actor delivering an extremely good performance in a movie that pretty much has nothing good to its credit is a painful experience as we get to see an effort getting the wrong platform. The Suraj Venjaramoodu starrer Savari one suc

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Bhyanakam Review: a well-crafted movie you shouldn’t miss

Posted by Web Desk on July 20, 2018

The way Jayaraj has used visuals in his movies, especially in the recent past to convey the depth of situations is phenomenal and his new movie in the Navarasa series, Bhayanakam is one such gem. Along with stunning and staggering visuals, Jayara

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Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha Review: a popcorn time pass movie

Posted by Web Desk on July 20, 2018

There was a texture that comedy films like Amar Akbar Anthony and Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan created in the recent years in Malayalam movie industry. The margin of error in that kind of comedy was very small and those films did manage to make

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Koode Review: a heartening fantasy drama of great quality

Posted by Web Desk on July 13, 2018

The brother-sister dynamic is something that Malayalam cinema has not explored deeply as the main plot. With Koode, an adaptation of Sachin Kundalkars Marathi film happy journey, she explores that relationship and delivers a heartening movie of g

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Neerali Review: it can make you run out of the theatre

Posted by Web Desk on July 12, 2018

Survival thriller is a genre Malayalam has not really tried. The new Mohanlal film Neerali is one such attempt that goes in vain because of the poorly written screenplay that doesnt know how to structure thrill in a fresh way. Directed by Ajoy Va

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Cuban Colony Review: an extremely torturous experience

Posted by Web Desk on July 6, 2018

Surviving Cuban Colony is so tough that if you can sit through it, you can boast about it in front of the society. A movie that has pretty much nothing to its credit becomes a torturous experience for the viewer as it mocks the sensibilities of t

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My Story review - lacks depth and reasoning

Posted by Web Desk on July 5, 2018

My Story is a love story set in the backdrop of Portugal and it's about the relationship between an actor and actress. The movie directed by debutant Roshni Dinaker and written by Shankar Ramakrishnan is so thin in its content that beyond

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Abrahaminte Santhathikal review: a watchable flick

Posted by Web Desk on June 15, 2018

Abrahaminte Santhathikal is a movie scripted by Haneef Adeni who previously made The Great Father. The vibe of this new action movie directed by Shaji Padoor is very similar to that of Adenis first film. Just like TGF, there are numerous plac

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Njan Marykutty Review: a story that needs to be told

Posted by Web Desk on June 14, 2018

In Bollywood, we have witnessed certain films like Padman and Toilet Ek Prem Katha which werent that great cinematically but served the purpose of being informative to a wider audience. Njan Marykutty, the new film from the combination of Jay

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Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum review: a cheesy romantic film

Posted by Web Desk on May 24, 2018

Having an issue that needs to be addressed as the central conflict of a movie is indeed a good thing. But a movie becomes enjoyable and engaging of that is scripted properly and made with conviction. Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum directed by B R

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Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri review: a complete package

Posted by Web Desk on May 19, 2018

Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri by Jean Markose has two narratives happening. You as a viewer would be excited to know how exactly will the movie merge these tow interestingly. Apart from that crucial merging zone, everything else in this fantasy

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Premasoothram review: it has the vibe of an engaging folklore

Posted by Web Desk on May 11, 2018

Directors who have managed to grab the milieu of rural Kerala have seemed to have gone from the popular filmography of Malayalam and then comes this man named Jiju Ashokan who manages to capture it effortlessly. After sleeper hit success Urum

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Naam movie review - a watchable campus flick

Posted by Web Desk on May 11, 2018

The new movie Naam directed by Joshy Thomas Pallickal is almost a remake of Happy Days. The movie that runs utilizing the nostalgia factor and campus life, has a message-driven conclusion inspired from a real-life incident. While the nostalgi

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