Koode! Such a beautiful movie, and such a sad and then hopeful movie. I hope a lot of you saw it so we can discuss it here, and also just because it is worth seeing.Continue reading
I am very excited to write this review because I am hoping you can help me figure out this plot! I almost have it straight, but not really.Continue reading
This was a random impulse. No new Hindi film was playing this week, I was planning to see the NTR film but then a big snowstorm came up so I wanted to get home earlier and this film was playing at 5:15. Anyway, so glad I saw it!Continue reading
I’m back! My first new Malayalam movie in I don’t know how long! But I had time this Saturday, and it was on Hotstar, so I did it! Very proud of myself.Continue reading
What a great movie! Made me so happy to watch a really good classic Malayalam film after so long. And my first young Manju Warrier movie! And Thilakan gets his comeuppance! It’s all good.
We skipped Helicopter Eela and saw this instead, and it was such a good decision! I recommend you do the same.
I did it! I managed to write a Monday Malayalam post after all! I am The Master!!!!! Now we have to see if I manage to write a box office post tomorrow or if that is just too much.
I know most of you have already seen this, but I don’t care, I am making it a rerun anyway. Because it is such a great movie I am sure no one will mind rewatching it, and if you have somehow missed it, you MUST see it!
What an interesting movie! Good straight through, but the ending is chilling. The price of crime, the sins of the father, brought forward in a very strange kind of a curse.
This is a very long and detailed review, as is appropriate for such a deep and complex movie. So, prepare yourself! Strap in for a lot of detail and discussion!
A special treat! I saw a Malayalam film in theaters! So there will be two Malayalam reviews today, first this No Spoilers one, and then a SPOILERS one later. Fun fun!
Sorry, forgot when I “assigned” this film to be watched this week that my review is SO FREAKING LONG. Oh well, great art excites me. If you want to know why this film is just breathtaking, then you should read my no spoilers review. Because the amazing part of the film isn’t in the story it is telling and what happens, it is in how the story is told. But if you want to read a little more in depth discussion about the film and every aspect of it, not just the breathtaking parts, you can read on.
Huh! What an odd movie. I am glad I watched it, because it was so unusual, but I am not sure I fully understand it. Hopefully those of you who have already watched it can help me.
An interesting movie! A heroine who I wouldn’t expect to be a heroine for many reasons, and she is supported not just by the narrative, but by actual literal angels within the film.
I already put up my No Spoilers review. I’m going to encourage you to read that one if you haven’t seen the film yet. Not because spoilers would ruin it, but just because this review won’t really make sense without having seen the film. It’s so much about what is implied instead of what is shown, reading the plot bare bones won’t give a feel for how it is within the film. Wait until you can see it, and then come back here.
First movie of the weekend! It could have come out last weekend, when there was no Hindi movie I planned to see, but nooooooooooooo, it had to come out this weekend, when there are 3 other films to juggle. Oh well, at least I got to see an Anjali Menon movie in theaters.
Not the best movie, not the worst movie. It was on Netflix, and it had Asif Ali and Bhavana, that was enough for me to try it.
This was one of my first Malayalam movies, back when I was young and foolish and watching anything where Nivin looked cute on the poster. But now it is on Netflix, available for a whole new audience, so I thought I should circle back, being old and wise as I am now, and see if I had any new insights. (here is the old review for comparison). And also because I am still stumped by 2 questions about this film and I am hoping some of you can help me.
I was browsing through einthusan and I saw this movie and thought “oh hey, I’ve heard about this film a lot, I should check it out”. Not a great decision! Really a very odd and strangely regressive film that is supposed to be about two women but is really just about the man torn between them.
Not a great movie. Really pretty flawed. But pleasant, and with nice chemistry between the leads, and once again proof that Mammootty really really knows how to pick age appropriate scripts. And also how to age gracefully, he is playing at least 10 years younger than his real age and I can believe it.
Mamootty picks the BEST story ideas for his age. After Bhaskar the Rascal, here is another one, Pullikkaran Staraa, that is age appropriate and interesting and could so easily be translated into a Hindi film. Especially since the Malayalam original was only moderately successful and of only moderate quality.