“Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol (മുന്തിരിവള്ളികൾ തളിർക്കുമ്പോൾ)”… Some sizzling chemistry saves the day!

If made well, there’s no genre as effective as relationship drama. Their emotional resonance lingers, thus rendering them repeat value. When Malayalam cinema’s much-loved pair Mohanlal and Meena decide to reunite with one such film, expectations hit the roof. Yes, the film has a lot of romance satiating many thirsty […]

Oppam (ഒപ്പം) – 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. […]

Pinneyum: Once Again (പിന്നെയും) – Of subtexts and great acting!

I have a new accomplishment – of having watched an Adoor Gopalakrishnan film in Mumbai on its release weekend. The show almost saw a full house as the film features an onscreen pair rooted by the masses – Dileep and Kavya Madhavan. Sounds surreal, but this is real. Pinneyum marks Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s return to filmdom after […]

White – A jaded, pointless London escapade!

Take a Hollywood rom-com’s screenplay. Adapt the dialogues to Malayalam. Also add some horrendous, meaningless lines in English. Make Huma Qureshi and our very own Mammootty share super-awkward chemistry across London skylines, subways and breweries. Voila, you get Uday Ananthan’s inconsequentially-titled White! The director must have addressed a basic question – […]