Monday Malayalam(on Weds): Philips and the Monkey Pen, Fathers and Sons

This is a movie that was on my “recommended” list for a while, and then popped up on Netflix, so I thought “why not?”  And that was a good decision.  It’s not the greatest movie ever, but it’s a nice little movie, and I recommend it in turn if you also have Netflix and are looking for something pleasant and Malayalam to watch.

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Monday Malayalam: Ivar Vivahitharayal…?, They Try To Save It At the End, But It Still Doesn’t Work

This was a movie I picked because a) it has Jayasurya, b) it was on HotStar, and c) it looked like something that I could watch while doing dishes and being in and out of the room.  And all of these things were true!  Especially the last.

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Monday Malayalam: Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum, What if Movies are Just Conning Us?

This was a kind of interesting film.  Not a great film, maybe not even a good film?  But an interesting one.  Well, interesting in the last twenty minutes.  The set-up for that was a bit of a drag.  But most important (for me), this was a FREE film!  It suddenly popped up at my library, while I was in the middle of the move (DVDs finally unpacked as of this morning, but books still in boxes), and I had to watch library DVDs.  So it was perfect for me.

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Su Su sudhi Vathmeekam: Learning to Accept Your Flaws, Not Hate Them

What an interesting movie!  It’s about stuttering, but not really.  It’s about growing up, but not really that either.  And it’s also a little bit about Mukesh being a really nice guy.  It’s all of these things combined, it’s just sort of about life.

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Monday Malayalam: Fukri, I Still Have a Crush on Jayasurya

I mentioned last Monday that I saw two Malayalam movies in the theater.  This was the other one!  The showtime gods were kind to me, I realized I could catch a matinee of Ezra, grab a lassi at the concession counter, and then move right into the show for Fukri.

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Positive: Not the Greatest Movie

As I have mentioned already, I just re-activated my Netflix discs and immediately requested every Malayalam film they have available.  Which means I am going to end up with some stinkers.  This one wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t very good, or interesting.  But not quite bad enough that I could justify stopping in the middle (it takes a lot for me to stop in the middle of a movie).

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Mumbai Police: Did Not See That Coming!

Such a surprisingly good movie!  Okay, that sounds insulting to police films.  Such a surprisingly different movie!  It looks like the standard police film, everyone has a mustache and the title is even “Mumbai Police“.  But then, right away, it’s clear that it really really isn’t.

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