‘Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho (KPAC)’ review – for dreamers, seekers, and believers

At the booking counter of this suburban Mumbai theatre, I requested tickets for ‘the Malayalam film’. The ticketing staff quizzed me on purpose, ‘Name of the film, Sir?” For once, I fumbled and took a moment to get it right, despite being born and brought up in the heart of Kerala. So, […]

‘Oppam’ review – an archaic thriller that is moderately engaging

Priyadarshan is one filmmaker who tasted creditable success, across genres and languages. The director is back with his Onam bonanza – a racy thriller Oppam starring his agent of fortune, Mohanlal. Given the director’s proven expertise in the genre, one expects a thrilling ride. So, does Oppam click? It does… to a great extent. […]

“Kareeb”… Because there’s great beauty in simplicity!

Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Kareeb released in July 1998. Based on a story penned by Chopra’s mother-in-law Kamna Chandra, the film is about two simple individuals in love. Simplicity is the catchword for Kareeb. It is a tale of simpletons. Their tribulations aren’t larger than life. The surroundings, the music, the production […]