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Pada movie review: Captivating thriller on a real-life fight for Adivasi rights and the fury of the oppressed
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Pada movie review: Captivating thriller on a real-life fight for Adivasi rights and the fury of the oppressed

Pada’s achievement lies in the way it chronicles the hostage crisis not just with empathy, but in a gripping, accessible fashion.

Freedom Fight movie review: The Great Indian Kitchen’s director presents a solid anthology with a glaring blemish
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Freedom Fight movie review: The Great Indian Kitchen’s director presents a solid anthology with a glaring blemish

Fortunately for Freedom Fight, the richness of the other shorts overshadows Pra.Thoo.Mu. My pick of the collection are Asanghadithar and Old Age Home.

Malik movie review: It’s Fahadh Faasil vs Vinay Forrt in a grand, gripping saga on tricky communal ground
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Malik movie review: It’s Fahadh Faasil vs Vinay Forrt in a grand, gripping saga on tricky communal ground

Malik, with its intricate even if occasionally faltering account of community relations and top-notch acting, is an excellent addition to Mahesh Narayanan's filmography

Karthik Subbaraj says he wanted to tell a 'global story' with Dhanush-led Jagame Thandhiram
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Karthik Subbaraj says he wanted to tell a 'global story' with Dhanush-led Jagame Thandhiram

Based in London, Jagame Thandhiram revolves around Suruli (Dhanush), a nomadic gangster who has to choose between good and evil in a war for what one can truly call home.

Dhanush's action thriller Jagame Thandhiram to premiere on Netflix India on 18 June
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Dhanush's action thriller Jagame Thandhiram to premiere on Netflix India on 18 June

Jagame Thandhiram also stars Aishwarya Lekshmi, Kalaiyarasan, Joju George and it also marks the debut of actor James Cosmo, the Jeor Mormont of Game of Thrones.

Watch: One trailer introduces Mammootty as Kadakkal Chandran, fictional CM of Kerala
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Watch: One trailer introduces Mammootty as Kadakkal Chandran, fictional CM of Kerala

One, which is written by Bobby and and Sanjay, does not have a release date yet.

Kilometers and Kilometers movie review: Tovino Thomas’ darlingness shields The Great Indian Kitchen’s director on a half-day
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Kilometers and Kilometers movie review: Tovino Thomas’ darlingness shields The Great Indian Kitchen’s director on a half-day

Not every film can be as cerebral as Jeo Baby’s most celebrated work, but Kilometers and Kilometers does not even try much.

Porinju Mariam Jose movie review: Love in the time of class bias, an independent heroine and average writing 
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Porinju Mariam Jose movie review: Love in the time of class bias, an independent heroine and average writing 

In Porinju Mariam Jose, the lead actor is the archetypal superhero of conventional commercial Indian cinema, invincible in physical combat.

Joju George on two decade-long journey in films: 'I take cinema very seriously, with utmost devotion'
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Joju George on two decade-long journey in films: 'I take cinema very seriously, with utmost devotion'

Joju George will be seen next in Porinju Mariam Jose, alongside Chemban Jose and Nyla Usha.

June movie review: Slice-of-life Malayalam cinema meets the coming-of-age genre to gentle effect
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June movie review: Slice-of-life Malayalam cinema meets the coming-of-age genre to gentle effect

Along with the schmaltzy, over-stretched climax that extends way beyond the nostalgia it intends to convey, it subtracts from the overall impact of June

Kerala State Awards 2018 to be announced today; all you need to know about the ceremony, from awards to jury
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Kerala State Awards 2018 to be announced today; all you need to know about the ceremony, from awards to jury

For the 2019 Kerala State Film Awards, Fahadh Faasil and Tovino Thomas lead the race for Best Actor Award.

Poomaram movie review: Abrid Shine shines a light on college life in a reality-show-style film
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Poomaram movie review: Abrid Shine shines a light on college life in a reality-show-style film

Abrid Shine's Poomaram is a delightfully experimental, contemplative college saga, far removed from the clichés, the ugly misogyny and loudness

Kaly movie review: Two films jammed into one uneven venture redeemed by Joju George
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Kaly movie review: Two films jammed into one uneven venture redeemed by Joju George

Kaly is a half-baked affair that looks and feels as if there is a good film lost somewhere inside it.