Malayalam Cinema News
First Take | Dasvi, Bheeshma Parvam, The Eyes of Tammy Faye depict three corrupt leaders and their ideas of individual justice
Abhishek Bachchan in Dasvi, Mammootty in Bheeshma Parvam, and Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye are three unlikely heroes and faces of subverted governance.
Bobby-Sanjay on Salim-Javed: ‘Their screenplays are textbooks for any film student’
Subhash K Jha catches up with screenplay writers Bobby and Sanjay in a rare conversational mode
Salute movie review: Dulquer Salmaan takes on an unconventional police drama
Dulquer Salmaan remains thoroughly invested in his character’s dilemmas from beginning to end.
Revisiting KG George's Adaminte Variyellu — A nuanced film on real, flawed women trapped in patriarchy
What makes KG George’s Adaminte Variyellu an important film is that while it gives space to three women protagonists, there is no pretence of the world becoming a better place for her.
Bhoothakaalam shows how horror doesn't always thrive in the secluded, but also amid social realities of the day
Do horrors end with a change of address or moving to a new location and a new rented home? Social attitudes do not change overnight. They are a product of long sustained and deep social conditioning.
First Take | From Hridayam to Jan.E.Man to Bachelor, young actors are taking over South cinema
In Malayalam cinema, we have the wonderful Tovino Thomas flying high in Minnal Murali alongside the Mammootys, Mohanlals, Fahadh Faasils, and Dulquer Salmaans.
Revathi discusses Bhoothakalam, renaissance of Malayalam cinema, and industry's ageism debate
Revathi on the New Age of Malayalam Cinema | "The new generation of directors and their sincere films helped to restore Malayalam cinema to its roots"
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.
Malayalam actress assault case: Survivor speaks out after accused Dileep's magazine cover; all you need to know
With stars like Mohanlal and Mammootty sharing the survivor's statement, does that mean the Malayalam film industry has finally attained a moral conscience? Or this has got to do with the knowledge that the Hema Committee report might never see the light of the day?
First Take | Pushpa: The Rise to Kurup, why do we make films about criminals and sociopaths?
I feel sorry for those who get entertained by the endless surge of villainy and the tiresome torrent of tyranny that is unleashed by the volley of unscrupulous villains with sundry mafia-like agendas.
Best Malayalam Films 2021: Ode to a woman rebel, a male superhero and unrelenting experimentation
Between The Great Indian Kitchen and Minnal Murali flowed a stream of quality Malayalam releases so unrelenting, that I have struggled to restrict my Best Malayalam Films 2021 compilation to just 10.
How Malayalam cinema mapped gender bias and toxic masculinity in 2021, from The Great Indian Kitchen to Joji
As the year comes to an end, we explore how Malayalam cinema has tackled quite a lot of issues in their narratives — primarily circling around patriarchy, casual sexism, the stigma around second marriages, abortion, and gender-equal spaces in marriages.
Minnal Murali movie review: Tovino Thomas is a charming, true-blue desi, out-and-out naadan superhero
Basil Joseph's film may be a tribute to the Hollywood superhero genre and made on a larger budget than is the norm with Malayalam cinema, but it is also everything that the Malayalam New New Wave of the past decade is loved for across India.
Jan-E-Man movie review: An immaculate blend of laughter, tears, sense and sensitivity
The outcome of Chidambaram's confident direction and a sharp script is an intelligent and entertaining film.
Bhramam movie review: Prithviraj Sukumaran does wicked well. Very, very well.
Bhramam might have elevated itself to a whole new level with more cultural shades and subtleties. In short, by being an adaptation rather than a remake of Andhadhun
Sunny movie review: Surprisingly engaging despite a one-man-one-space format
Sunny addresses a question not many of us have thought to ask during the COVID-19 pandemic: what might quarantine be for a person who has (or at least believes he has) given up on life?
'None of my characters have left me': says Jayasurya, ahead of 100th film Sunny
"Why should I let go of my characters? They're all there in some corner of my mind. When I close my eyes, the characters come to my mind. They are that accessible," says Jayasurya on completing 100 films.
Sunny trailer: Jayasurya plays a troubled musician stuck in pandemic for his 100th film
Jayasurya's Sunny will release on Amazon Prime Video India on 23 September.
Kaanekkaane movie review: Riveting cinema with a contentious take on lapses of conscience
The heart and soul of Kaanekkaane is Suraj Venjaramoodu who has had an incredible journey in recent years from character artiste to leading man.
Jayasurya's 100th film Sunny to release on Amazon Prime Video on 23 September
Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum, produced by Suriya, will also release on the platform a day later on 24 September.