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Review: Cousins is crass
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Review: Cousins is crass

Cousins is not an auspicious beginning to the festive season, says Paresh C Palicha. Malayalam director Vysakh is an unabashed supporter of commercial filmmaking that sees nothing beyond box office collections. If you've seen one film, you've seen it all. His latest film Cousins is made to cash in on the festive season, and is believed to have one of the costliest songs shot in Malayalam cinema with Kunchacko Boban in the lead and Indrajith, Suraj Venjaramood and Joju George ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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Review: Angels is forgettable

Angels has a disappointing story and shoddy film-making, says Paresh C Palicha. These days, television has a solution for everything and debutante director Jean Markose uses this premise in the murder mystery Angels. There was some hype around the film as Joy Mathew is appearing in a priest's garb for the first time after Amen. Indrajith plays a high ranking police officer, Hameem Haider, who gets injured in a fight sequence at the beginning of the film. He then spends several months ...
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Review: The Dolphins is low on entertainment

Malayalam film The Dolphins gets preachy after a while, says Paresh C Palicha.There are people for whom films are a means to express their views or display their innermost feelings. Anoop Menon, actor, scriptwriter and lyricist, is one such person. The Dolphins, directed by Diphan and scripted by and starring Anoop, has all these things and much more. Above all, it has been touted as a comedy with Suresh Gopi in the lead. The main source of humour here is the use of Thiruvananthapuram dialect ...
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Review: Njangalude Veettile Adhithikal disappoints

The film cannot be taken seriously, says Paresh C Palicha. Once upon a time, the prospect of watching a film directed by Siby Malayil gave us goosebumps. He tackled powerful subjects and could extract top notch performances from his actors. This was from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. Thereafter his success has been sporadic and the density of themes inconsistent. Now he is making a comeback of sorts with Njangalude Veettile Adhithikal, with Jayaram and Priyamani in the lead. The film was ...
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Review: Mammootty shines in Varsham

Varsham carries the stamp of Ranjith Sankar which is enhanced by Mammootty's presence, says Paresh C Palicha. There is an intrinsic goodness in every human being. It takes just one event in a person’s life to make him turn a new leaf. Director Ranjith Sankar weaves a tale around this theme in Varsham, starring Mammootty and Asha Sarath. Venu (Mammootty) runs a small finance and gold loan company, which is called a blade bank in local parlance. The company is in the name of his ...
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Review: Asha Black is boring and insipid

Asha Black is so heavy with messages that the story or narration takes a backseat, writes Paresh C Palicha. Nobody knows why Malayalam directors come up with the bleakest scenarios surrounding new technologies. Be it the abuse of webcams, chatting with online friends, or the use of smart phones, they thrive on putting the fear of such things in the masses. John Robinson is the latest film-maker to join that club. His film Asha Black shows the hazards of giving free rein to the internet and ...
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Review: Njan is a courageous effort

Njan is not a completely satisfying film, but it is a courageous effort, writes Paresh C Palicha. 'I, Me, Myself' is the flavour of the season in Malayalam films if you go by titles. First there was Hi I'm Tony by Lal Jr, then there was Rajeev Ravi's Njan Steve Lopez and now director Ranjith has come out with deceptively simple Njan. There is no similarity in the concepts or the subjects of these films; it is just a coincidence that the titles are similar.  Ranjith looks at the lives ...
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Review: Seconds is a waste of time

By the time the big twist arrives in Aneesh Upasana's Malayalam thriller Seconds, we are too jaded to appreciate it, says Paresh C Palicha.Aneesh Upasana's Malayalam film Seconds, has a simple story line.  Within a few seconds of the beginning of the film, we see two unnatural deaths and two fatal stab injuries. The narrative then goes back and forth, piecing together the story of the victims and how they reached their untimely deaths. The script by Shani Khader and Anoop Shivasevan tries ...
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Review: Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu is an old wine in a new bottle

Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu is a typical old world story with inter-religious relationship, elopement, mayhem and murder. Paresh C Palicha The Malayalam film industry is in a churn right now. While the young lot is trying out new themes and treatments inspired mainly by foreign films, the old guard is desperately trying to safeguard its territory by repeatedly making formulaic films that helped them to achieve their current status. Jayaram’s latest film Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu, ...
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Review: Iyobinte Pusthakam is technically brilliant

Iyobinte Pusthakam is a visual extravaganza where director Amal Neerad's technical skills and the brilliance of the ensemble cast win the day, says Paresh C Palicha. Director Amal Neerad’s new film Iyobinte Pusthakam, is a historical film, spanning the period from the pre-independence era till the day emergency was imposed in 1975. The story is set in a verdant tea garden in Munnar owned by a brown saheb called Job (Lal). His tale is narrated by his friend (T G. Ravi), on the ...
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