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Tag Archives: Monday Malayalam
Minnal Murali Review (No Spoilers): A Village Superhero Movie
What a nice film!!! And, most importantly, it is dubbed in English plus all major Indian languages on Netflix. So you can watch it with your kids! Finally, someone is smart enough to see the value in that.Continue reading
Wednesday Malayalam: Mumbai Police (ALL SPOILERS), For Pride
I give up, I can’t review this movie without SOME spoilers. So there will be about 3 paragraphs of no-spoilers, and then it’s going straight into spoilers. And this is the kind of twisty plot that you are really cheating yourself if you spoil it in advance. DON’T READ THIS REVIEW, is what I am saying. Not unless you have already seen the film.Continue reading
Wednesday Malayalam: June! A Woman Who Gets to Make Mistakes in Love and Life
What a nice movie! Not swoony and romantic, but well-made, and with a heroine I can like and sympathize with.Continue reading
Wednesday Malayalam: Sakhavu, for May Day
I finally watched it! Ages after it came out. For those of you who like Communists/Communism, this is a great movie for gently explaining the importance of collective action. For those of you who like “cuddly” type men (you know who you are!), this is a great movie for giving you nice sofa like Nivin striding around with his big arms and trunk.Continue reading
Happy May Day! Iyobinte Pusthakam, My Favorite Fahad Faasil Movie
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?Continue reading
Friday Malayalam: Joseph, A Story of a Life and How it Ends
Despite einthusan’s best efforts to foil me, I did in fact manage to start and finish this movie. And it only took me 5 days of trying! To be fair to einthusan, it is also the fault of my consistently weak internet. It can handle the fancy well-designed streaming sites, but einthusan puts it under a bit of a strain.Continue reading
Monday Malayalam: Kumbalangi Nights, The Freedom of the Outcasts
I saw it! Thanks to all of you telling me I had to! And there are some truly beautiful moments. But it’s also very Malayalam, isn’t it? Any other film industry, this would be a tragic gritty story. Malayalam industry, it’s feel good!Read mor
Malayalam ReRun: City Of God, My Favorite Malayalam Film
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!Continue reading
Wednesday Malayalam: Aravindante Athidhikal, The Power of the Mother
A nice pleasant not terribly challenging movie. Which somehow is what I always expect from Vineeth Sreenivisan starring movies. And a very nice movie to think about and maybe watch as we all worry about Sreenivisan in the hospital.Continue reading
Wednesday Malayalam ReRun: Koode, A Movie About Sacrifice and Hope
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
Ente Ummante Peru Review (SPOILERS): The Family That Chooses You is Sometimes Better Than the Family You Are Given
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
Ente Ummante Peru Review (No Spoilers): Tovino is a Sweet Muscular Gummy Bear
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
Wednesday Malayalam: Parava, Boys Growing Into Men
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
Monday Malayalam ReRun: Niram, Cute Cute 90s Love!
Oh man is this a cute cute cute cute cute movie! So happy and sweet and innocent and 90s. And clear plastic backpack-y. And it might now be my favorite Shalini rom-com, even nudging out Alaipayuthay.
Upcoming Movie Announcement: Malayalam ReRun, Niram! Swoon to 90s Love
Obviously, next week’s Tamil review will be Sarkar, whenever I get a chance to see it. But I won’t forget Malayalam entirely, I want to put up a rerun of one of the sweetest nicest little romances of the 90s.
Monday Malayalam (late): Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu, Female Vengeance Flowing Like Water
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.
Monday Malayalam: Ohm Shanti Oshaana, a Hero Who Moves Back so the Heroine Can Succeed
I think this might be the first Malayalam review I ever wrote. Either first or second. So, before reposting, I did some adding and subtracting and improving.
Kayankulam Kochunni Review (SPOILERS): If the Laws Are Unjust, You Need Not Respect Them
Such a great movie! I was smiling and laughing in delight the entire time. If you will have a chance to watch it, you can read the No Spoilers review, if you already know the whole story, or won’t be able to see the film, you can read this one. It’s fun to watch not knowing what will happen next, but it’s also fun to watch knowing everything, it’s just that good.
Kayamkulam Kochunni Review (No Spoilers): A Good Old Fashioned Adventure Movie
We skipped Helicopter Eela and saw this instead, and it was such a good decision! I recommend you do the same.
Monday Malayalam: Spirit, Stopping Your Addiction Doesn’t Mean You Get Back Everything You Have Lost
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.
Monday Malayalam: Samrajyam, What Do We Leave Behind For Our Children?
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.
Monday Malayalam Film School ReRun: City of God, I Watched it 11 Times in One Week and It Is Still Brilliant
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!
Monday Malayalam: Ranam Review (SPOILERS), Just Barely Misses the Mark
I already did my No Spoilers review, you can read that if you have any hope of seeing the movie in theaters. But if you are stuck waiting for streaming that may never come and want to learn more about it, you can read this one.
Monday Malayalam: Ranam Review (No Spoilers), a Malayalam Take on Detroit
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!