Varane avashyamund settles the Shobana vs Urvashi question once and for all. The other win is casting movie director Johny Antony as a shrink, anything that keeps Johny Antony busy and keeps him from making movies like Thoppil Joppan and Thappana is a win. Verdict: 2.5 of 5 stars. Good one time watch.
"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 essentially good.
Whenever I get a new vehicle I give two coconuts to Pazhavangadi Ganapathi and whenever a Mohanlal movie releases I give Rs. 40 to Thampanoor SreeKumar-SreeVisakh. It is a ritual. [...]
"Bhool Bhulaiyaa" is a scene by scene remake of "Manichitrathazhu", even some dialogues are literally translated. But Priyadarshan is able to add more sizzle and effect to the horror scenes which is consolation for the mallu audience who already know the suspense.