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Nelliyattuveetil Shyamalan

hat said, I loved “The Happening”, there was a subtle plot in the movie which many a movie goer missed. Writers like Shyamalan are part of an important creed, that still believes in a strong plot and a subtle screenplay, something that is vanishing from hollywood.

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Mamta Mohandas’s Kadha Thudarunnu

“Kadha thudarunnu..” may not have the extreme intensity of Thalappavu, or the cunning intelligence and social commentary embedded in Paleri Manickam, or may be the breadth of emotions of a Kerala Cafe, but Kadha thudarunnu in the inimitable Sathyan style portrays the best within us and underlines the timeless creed that we, human beings, are […]

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Paanashery nambi.

This is a question thats been nagging the boys and yours truly for years. In a recent meetup in San Francisco, the standing (also sitting and sometimes lying down) committee on “Figuring out what the hell Mohanlal talks about in his movies” watched Mohanlal’s Raavanaprabhu.

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Of all the things…

So to say the least I left the city with a good taste in my mouth and a lot of hope about this nth renaissance in Malayalam movie. And a real renaissance it is I feel, when I hear about Kerala Cafe, Neelathamara, and Paleri Manickam.(though with a little regret about missing all the action).

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Moore’s Capitalism – A Love Story

“Capitalism – A Love story”, digs a little deeper into the ground water of history, to be precise the Reagan presidency and the Greenspan years,to explain the structural flaws that finally broke the dam. Rubin and Summers do get their share of the laurels. It was exactly two years back in October that I read […]

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T.V. Chandran’s Bhoomi Malayalam

TV Chandran’s latest, “Bhoomi Malayalam” [now in theatres] is a relishing movie, which as per the director, tries to take Malayalam cinema and its audience at least an inch forward – and this time you have to give it to him. TV Chandran (assisted by his son, and my senior in school –Yadu), webs a […]

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Anurag Kashyap’s Gulal

Is the best hindi movie I have ever seen. A Masterpiece. Review coming up, but in the meanwhile do yourselves a favour – GO WATCH IT! Because very soon the world will be divided into 2 halves- those who watch Anurag Kashyap, and those who don’t.

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Mohanlal’s Sagar Alias Jacky: Review

The movie spits on your intelligence while setting the record for the most number of villains killed by a single hero. Mohanlal kills around 14,565 villains with two guns. The villains also have guns, but as the Southern Travancore swear word goes – they are born to blow jobs, so they don’t shoot with aim. […]

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Mohanlal’s Red Chillies – Review

Shaji Kailas’s-Mohanlal starrer “Red Chillies” completes Mohanlal’s transition from the Asset side to the Liability side of Malayalam cinema. A movie that could have been a perfect curtain raiser for arguably the most awaited movie in malayalam, Amal Neerad’s Mohanlal starrer “Sagar Alias Jacky”, falls flat, then digs a hole and stoops low to a […]

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Oscars 2009: Slumdog Millionaire

Except for a few moments when Latika makes her choices, there is no ambiguous terrain that the characters face nor are the characters complex. “Slumdog Millionaire” is a movie of stunted characters with no space, no time and no questions around them whatsoever. Imagine that in comparison to the build up in last year’s winner […]

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