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Review: Maheshinte Prathikaaram is a winner

Review: Maheshinte Prathikaaram is a winner

Fahadh Faasil is in top form in Maheshinte Prathikaaram, feels Paresh C Palicha. Malayali directors can tell stories of commoners very well. The latest one to join the long list of realistic filmmakers is Dileesh Pothan, who makes his debut as a director with MaheshintePrathikaaram (Revenge of Mahesh). His hero is a photographer in a hilly township, where modern amenities are yet to reach and people are still simple. Mahesh (Fahadh Faasil) lives with his father and is an epitome of ..., 6 days ago

Review: Paavada is a decent effort

There are elaborate court scenes in Paavada that test our patience for two and a half hours, writes Paresh C Palicha. Alcoholism has become so endemic in Kerala that you see serpentine queues in front of the state run liquor shops from daybreak as people do not need an occasion to drink in Kerala. People of Kerala celebrate every holiday, every Hartal by drinking, and you see this reflected in Malayalam films too. In almost all Malayalam films, you see people drinking and making merry all the ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Review: Malgudi Days fails to convey anything

Paresh C Palicha wonders why Malgudi Days has so many subplots when the main idea itself was good enough for a film. The title of the film is very misleading as it has no connection with the fictitious township created by R K Narayan or the popular television serial made on the novel. Here, Malgudi is a boarding school in a secluded hill station. In the film, we're introduced to Milan (Master Vishal), a fourth grader who gets reprimanded and punished often by the teachers and the principal of ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Review: Adi Kapyare Koottamani is average with a bit of perkiness

Not much imagination has gone into developing the plot of Adi Kapyare Koottamani, says Paresh C Palicha. There was a phase in Malayalam cinema where a filmmaker could sell a film with second rung of actors and a 'comic thriller' tagline -- it was in the 1980s, when the avenues for entertainment were limited to cinema halls. Trying such a thing these days requires a lot of guts as people don't throng theatres as they did in the past. So we have to appreciate the people behind Adi ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Review: 2 Countries is standard Dileep fare

You will enjoy 2 Countries only if you're a Dileep fan, says Paresh C Palicha. In his last few films, Dileep has tried to gain wider acceptance as an actor by trying out to roles outside his comfort zone. His efforts have got mixed response at the box office. With his Christmas release 2 Countries, he jumps back into familiar territory of comedy with Shafi, an experienced hand in slapstick, helming the project. The film is written by Shafi's elder brother Raffi. The 'Countries' used in the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Review: Rockstar doesn't live up to its promise

The humour in Rockstar waters down the impact of some of the serious issues being raised, writes Paresh C Palicha. Many fear that youngsters lead a reckless life and forget the tradition and values upheld by their families and yet, they don't cross their limits. Director V K Prakash explores this premise in his new film Rockstar. It tells the story of a young singer named Anand Abraham (Siddharth Menon). He is the lead singer of a band called On the Rocks, and has hordes of ...
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The cast makes Anarkali worthwhile

Anarkali is a mixture of old and new world of storytelling, Paresh C Palicha If you have ever wondered why love stories do not go out of fashion, the Malayalam film Anarkali may provide the answer. Written and directed by Sachy, one half of the writer duo Sachy and Sethu who parted ways a few years back, it is a mixture of old and new world of storytelling. Added to it is the charming performance of Prithviraj, well supported by Biju Menon and the ensemble cast. Shanthanu (Prithviraj) ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Review: Action Hero Biju is realistic

Action Hero Biju may lack the fire and brimstone of the police stories we have grown up watching, but it is surely a sincere effort to be different and realistic, which has to be acknowledged, writes Paresh C Palicha. What is the role of a policeman in the society? Ok, we think it is to safeguard people and their property of the locality he is in charge of. But, our films tend to show only the extremes; either make a superhero out of him who takes on the corrupt system ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Review: Monsoon Mangoes is pretentious

Director Abi Varghese tries to dish out something believing that the viewers will lap it up just because it is offbeat, writes Paresh C Palicha. "Your film is like your life, both don’t have a story", a lowly distributor of B grade Malayalam films in the USA tells a indie filmmaker after watching a few scenes of his film. This scene is from Monsoon Mangoes starring Fahadh Faasil, where he plays a indie filmmaker, who wishes to be appreciated even before his talent is brought to ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Charlie needs to be seen at least once

If we take the narrative style of this project we can make out that some portions are purely put in the story to get claps from the viewers and such portions rob the film of subtlety. Still Charlie remains the film that needs to be seen at least once, says Paresh C Palicha. Some people do not mind spending their lifetime in search of an ideal partner who share their values, passion, and is on the same wavelength as them. Others just compromise believing that they have got the best that life ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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