Malayalam film Ivan Maryadaraman may not work for grown up film goers, warns Paresh C Palicha.If a Dileep film is playing in theatres, it definitely is vacation time in Kerala.It is well-known that the actor's onscreen antics make children drag their parents to see the film, several times in some cases. Needless to say, such films are a mainstay of Dileep’s stardom. This time around, it is Ivan Maryadaraman, said to be made after formally buying rights of a Telugu film and the ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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Ennum Eppozhum is typical Sathyan Anthikkad fare that falls short of expectations, says Paresh C Palicha When a talented actress like Manju Warrier makes a comeback to acting at an age when she is not old enough to be the mother of the young hero/heroine, it poses a challenge to directors who want to cash in on her popularity. They must come up with a character that suits her age and image. Director Sathyan Anthikkad has chosen to cast her as a single woman lawyer with a very young ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
100 Days of Love leaves a lot to be desired as a serious love story, says Paresh C Palicha. 100 Days of Love by first time director Jenuse Mohamed (son of director Kamal) is meant to be a spoof on conventional love stories. The lead pair of Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon is named after veteran actors of yesteryear, Balan K Nair and Sheela. There are other instances of love stories of the past being joked about, including the climax at the railway station. This love story has a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Malayalam film Nellikka lacks bite, feels Paresh C Palicha. Nellikka (Gooseberry) is about Balu (Deepak Parambol), a young and talented musician who returns home after seven years. He revives his old band and even his love affair with Priya (Sija Rose). His sister Nandu (Parveen Sultana) has found an ideal match in Satheesh (Atul Kulkarni), a high ranking bank officer. Balu and Satheesh get on well and Satheesh even finds a sponsor for Balu's revived band. In time, Balu discovers the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Haram loses its steam quite early, says Paresh C Palicha. Editor-turned-director Vinod Sukumaran tries to give out a message to the young generations in his film, Haram. The film tells the story of a young married couple, on the verge of divorce. Through the film, Sukumaran comments that the younger generation get in and out of relationships without giving them proper thought. Balu (Fahadh Faasil), a speech trainer in a BPO, cannot understand why his wife Isha (Radhika Apte), whom he loves, is ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Fireman's aim seems to be glorifying the image of superstar Mammootty, writes Paresh C Palicha. Director Deepu Karunakaran takes us into the lives of fire fighters in his new film Fireman. He weaves an interesting story of these heroes and tries to show the philosophy and the work ethic that drives them. Unfortunately, he seems overwhelmed by the effort to do justice to the presence of megastar Mammootty. The film shows how precarious is the life of these men. A fire fighter is ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
makes an effort to be different but ends up being a run-of-the-mill affair, writes Paresh C Palicha.Christy (Sunny Wayne) is a carefree ambulance driver who is not affected by the depressing nature of his job and believes in enjoying life to the ...24Dunia, 2 months ago
The story of Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeeviyanu oscillates between political satire and slapstick, says Paresh C Palicha. Director Midhun Manuel Thomas tries his hand at experimental cinema with Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeeviyanu. The film stars Jayasurya, wearing a handle-bar moustache and a goat! A tug-of-war team wins a local championship and wins money and a goat as prize. The team is managed by Shaji Pappan (Jayasurya), a misogynist. When the goat turns out to be a female, he doesn’t ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Bhaskar The Rascal teams up two stalwarts - Mammootty and director Siddique, but we suggest you take out a DVD of their earlier movies if you want to enjoy their work, writes Paresh C Palicha. Children seem to be ever present in Malayalam films these days, not because they are central to the plot, but to lend credibility to the ageing superstars who are on the wrong side of 40 but whose names on the marquee still fill theatres. These actors have to be shown as happily married or single ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The narrative has some gaping holes, but one can ignore them as the subject is not dealt in a serious or profound manner, says Paresh C Palicha Vineeth Sreenivasan (son of actor-writer-director Sreenivasan) made his debut in films as a singer, then went on to act and then write and direct. In Oru Vadakkan Selfie he is writer, lyricist, singer and actor. The director is his long time associate G Prajith. Vineeth shares the screen with his trusted friends Nivin Pauly and Aju ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
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