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10 Questions: Parvathy

May 12, 2022

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Interview: Parvathy (Puzhu)

May 9, 2022

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Dijo Jose Antony’s ‘Jana Gana Mana’ is a well-performed drama (Prithviraj Sukumaran, Suraj Venjaramoodu) about the slipperiness of truth

May 2, 2022

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Spoilers ahead… The form does not match the powerful content, but this is a very effective and very watchable drama. Dijo Jose Antony’s Jana Gana Mana opens with a voiceover that says truth always triumphs. That is what we are taught to believe, right? But is that statement itself true? Because, today, aren’t we surrounded […]

In ‘Antakshari’, a fairly engaging thriller directed by Vipin Das, Saiju Kurup plays a music-loving cop who gets involved in a mystery

April 22, 2022

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Spoilers ahead… I wished for more focus in the narrative, but Saiju Kurup holds it all together with one of his strongest performances yet. Let’s first talk about the title – Antakshari – of the Malayalam thriller directed by Vipin Das, now streaming on SonyLIV. Antakshari – as many of you may know – is […]

Interview: Guru Somasundaram

March 1, 2022

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Interview: Vineeth Sreenivasan (A spoilery deep dive into the writing and making of ‘Hridayam’)

February 1, 2022

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Despite the familiar coming-of-age tropes, Vineeth Sreenivasan’s ‘Hridayam’ is all heart, all charm, and feel-good even in its feel-bad moments

January 29, 2022

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Prithviraj Sukumaran’s ‘Bro Daddy’ is a sweet, silly, likeable, well-written comedy with lots of laughs

January 28, 2022

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Rahul Sadasivan’s impressive ‘Bhoothakaalam’, on SonyLIV, has Revathi and Shane Nigam playing mind games on us

January 21, 2022

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Interview: Shane Nigam (‘Bhoothakaalam’)

January 20, 2022

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Interview: Revathi (‘Bhoothakaalam’, flashbacks and WCC)

January 20, 2022

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Interview: Vineeth Sreenivasan (‘Hridayam’)

January 18, 2022

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Interview: Basil Joseph (A spoilery deep dive into the writing and making of ‘Minnal Murali’)

January 4, 2022

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The top 10 films of 2021: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada cinema

January 3, 2022

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Ahammed Khabeer’s ‘Madhuram’ (Joju George, Shruti Ramachandran) is a set of love stories as sweet as the title

December 29, 2021

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Readers Write In #432: ‘Minnal Murali: Film Review’

December 27, 2021

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(by Sundar) Minnal Murali, directed by Basil Joseph, picks up where most superhero films typically end. The writers (Arun Anirudhan and Justin Mathew) repeatedly up the ante for you to an extent that you go through an unjustifiable feeling of being let down in the climax. Basically, you keep longing for more. And that marks […]

Basil Joseph’s ‘Minnal Murali’ (Tovino Thomas, Guru Somasundaram) is an inspired “local” and drama-laden superhero movie

December 26, 2021

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Priyadarshan’s ‘Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham’ (Mohanlal, Manju Warrier) is a historical that needed far better writing

December 18, 2021

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Srinath Rajendran’s ‘Kurup’ (Dulquer Salmaan, Sobhita Dhulipala) is stylish but has little depth

December 18, 2021

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Interview: Mohanlal (on destiny, ‘Marakkar’ etc.)

December 17, 2021

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