Monday Malayalam (on Saturday): Carbon! Not a Great Movie

I got off work at 4:30 for once instead of 5, meaning I could just barely make the 5 o’clock show, meaning it was fate that I go see Carbon, since it was the only one playing at 5 o’clock.  And turns out, it’s not a great movie!  I don’t mind that I had to wait 3 months after its release to see it.

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Monday Malayalam (on Tuesday, I’m behind this week): Take-Off, Women Who Were Hostages Long Before They Were in a War Zone

I have been nagged by you nice people in the comments to watch this movie for I think a year now.  And I finally did it!!!!  Which means your nagging works, and you should keep it up.

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Monday Malayalam: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Has Three Chains Each With a Different Value

Well that was an interesting movie!  Took me a really really long time to figure it out.  And then in the middle of the night I suddenly sat up and went “Of course!  It’s all about the 3 chains!”

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Monday Malayalam: Amen, Art Above All

I’ve watched this movie twice now.  Once really seriously, pausing and rewinding if I thought I missed something, and once more just skimming, letting it play while I brushed my teeth in the morning or wrote blog posts at night.  And I know I have still missed SO MUCH.  But I am going to do my best to try to understand it and present it to you.

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22 Female Kottayam: Still Managed to Surprise Me, Even Knowing the Whole Plot in Advance

I’ve been doing the Sultan recap for days now, and it is such a manly movie.  Not to say it doesn’t have really good female characters, it does, but over all it is about our male main character and how he interacts with other men.  So I am going to take a break and look at a Malayalam movie which as all about women.

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Iyobinte Pusthakam: Super Good! Super Sad At First, but Then Super Inspiring!

Okay, I am slowly getting to understand Kerala history.  I just need to watch Pathemaari and Celluloid, and I will know everything!  This movie covered me for 1900 through 1946.  Also, the British were really horrible, weren’t they?

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Annayum Rasoolum: Dil Se and Tere Naam Combined With a Travelogue

First, and most importantly, I think I might “get” Fahad Fazil now!  I’ve seen a fair number of his movies, from Bangalore Days to 24 North Kaadam, and he always just seemed sort of blah.  But somehow in this, his character worked for me!

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I Finally Got to Watch a Modern Malayalam Film! It was not as good as it could have been (Slight Spoilers for Oru Indian Pranayakadha)

My randomly organized stack of all the Malayalam movies owned by my library has finally turned up something from the past 10 years!  And it even stars a guy I have seen before,  Fahadh Faasil from Bangelore Days (and apparently in real life he is married to Nazriya Nazim?  Who I love forever because of Ohm Shanti Oshaana).  It was good, and definitely similar to the other modern movies I had seen, but just not quite as spectacularly good as they were.  And that’s actually what I wanted, to experience something not spectacularly good.

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