Palthu Janwar (Malayalam film) Review!

This review was written for the news portal The News Minute and was published on 21st Oct, 2022. It can be read here: https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/palthu-janwar-delectably-sweet-malayalam-film-has-animals-its-centre-169094 Directed by Sangeeth P Rajan, Malayalam film Palthu Janwar does not have a ‘star’ at its heart but animals, that too livestock. It is only in Malayalam cinema that we can expect such... Continue Reading →

CBI 5: The Brain – My Flash Review

In Malayalam cinema, if Mohanlal’s Drishyam franchise endeared itself to the millennial generation, for the Doordarshan generation, it is Mammootty’s “CBI” Franchise. What started way back in 1988 with ‘Oru CBI Diary Kurippu’, the first in the series, has now got into the 5th sequel with the latest release – CBI 5: The Brain. This... Continue Reading →

Jana Gana Mana – My Flash Review!

The Malayalam film – Jana Gana Mana starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, and Suraj Venjaramoodu dropped on OTT few weeks ago after what I hear was a theatrical hit. I also got prompted by few friends of mine to watch this film and so it was with heightened expectations that I watched the film. Within few minutes... Continue Reading →

12th Man – My Flash Review!

12th Man which has been released exclusively on OTT is the latest one from the Mohanlal – Jeethu Joseph combo of the Drishyam franchise fame. So, naturally a certain sense of expectation precedes the release. Having demonstrated that Drishyam-1 was not a fluke by making an equally engaging Drishyam -2, Jeethu had upped the ante... Continue Reading →

Night Drive – My Flash Review!

When films that are hyped in “beast” like proportion flatter to deceive these days, here’s a low profile film that’s a beauty. Night Drive, a Malayalam film that has recently dropped on Netflix without much brouhaha is a pleasant surprise all the way. The film starts out as a normal, matter of fact film with... Continue Reading →

Pada – My Flash Review!

Close on the heels of The Kashmir Files, comes Pada a Malayalam film that is also based on a real life story that happened in Palakkad way back in 1996.  Pada meaning “Army” is about how a small group of people called the “Ayyankali Pada” take the law into their hands to get justice for... Continue Reading →

Meppadiyan – My Flash Review

There are average or bad films with huge star cast backed by humungous budgets that get a lot of media attention. And there are some good films made with no big stars and with moderate budgets which don’t get much of media attention. Meppadiyan (“Above mentioned” in Malayalam) actually belongs to the above mentioned category.... Continue Reading →

Hridayam – My Flash Review!

If you were an Engineering student, now in your 30’s, lived in a hostel that too in Tamil Nadu, got ragged and ragged others, had your share of fun during student life but without studying, spent time participating in Cultural fests, eyed girls or boys and now sort of settled in life and in career, ... Continue Reading →

Bro Daddy – My Flash Review

Bro Daddy is actor Prithviraj Sukumaran’s second directorial venture after the super hit Mohanlal starrer Lucifer. Compared to Lucifer which was an action-packed stylish full blown mass film, Bro Daddy is a light film that is easy to the mind, pleasing to the eye and relaxing to the senses. In that sense, it is very... Continue Reading →

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