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First Take | Dasvi, Bheeshma Parvam, The Eyes of Tammy Faye depict three corrupt leaders and their ideas of individual justice
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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.

Salute movie review: Dulquer Salmaan takes on an unconventional police drama
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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.

Bhoothakaalam shows how horror doesn't always thrive in the secluded, but also amid social realities of the day
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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.

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.

Malayalam actress assault case: Survivor speaks out after accused Dileep's magazine cover; all you need to know
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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?
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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
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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.

Sunny movie review: Surprisingly engaging despite a one-man-one-space format
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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
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'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.

Dulquer Salmaan transforms into a cop in Salute first look; Malayalam action flick to also star Diana Penty
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Dulquer Salmaan transforms into a cop in Salute first look; Malayalam action flick to also star Diana Penty

Directed by Rosshan Andrrews, Salute marks the Malayalam movie debut of Diana Penty.

Kani Kusruti, on her own terms: Actress discusses how theatre shaped her craft, and why her social media is promotion-free
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Kani Kusruti, on her own terms: Actress discusses how theatre shaped her craft, and why her social media is promotion-free

The work and achievements of many people go unnoticed every day. To be heard in the film industry, you need to be a certain type of celebrity or have a certain stature, says Kani Kusruti.

Mammootty, Parvathy, Dulquer Salmaan among Malayalam artistes to condemn brutality against CAA protests
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Mammootty, Parvathy, Dulquer Salmaan among Malayalam artistes to condemn brutality against CAA protests

In his post, Mammootty said Indians could only move ahead as a nation when the people manage to look above "caste, creed, religion, and other considerations."

Mohanlal to become president of Malayalam Movie Actors' association, as Mammootty withdraws candidature
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Mohanlal to become president of Malayalam Movie Actors' association, as Mammootty withdraws candidature

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal will take charge as the new President of the Association of Malayalam Movie Actors (AMMA) later in June 2018.

Vijayan Peringode, Malayalam character artiste, passes away aged 66 due to cardiac arrest
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Vijayan Peringode, Malayalam character artiste, passes away aged 66 due to cardiac arrest

Over the years, during the 1990s and 2000s, Vijayan Peringode has acted in over 100 films and has been directed by the likes of Priyadarshan and Lal Jose.

Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith, known for films like Yuvajanotsavam, Nadodikkattu, passes away
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Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith, known for films like Yuvajanotsavam, Nadodikkattu, passes away

Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith succumbed to stomach ailments after he was admitted to a private hospital in Kochi.

Veteran Malayalam screenwriter, lyricist Sreekumaran Thampi honoured with JC Daniel award
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Veteran Malayalam screenwriter, lyricist Sreekumaran Thampi honoured with JC Daniel award

Sreekumaran Thampi began in the Malayalam film industry in 1966 as a lyricist but went on to produce 25 films, direct 29, write scripts for 85 besides writing thousands of songs.

On Parvathy, being a 'Feminichi', and women's ability to own and transform the insults hurled at them
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On Parvathy, being a 'Feminichi', and women's ability to own and transform the insults hurled at them

Actress Parvathy has reclaimed the misogynistic insult 'Feminichi' and turned it on its head to proudly declare that she is a feminist | #FirstCulture

Mammootty responds to Kasaba-Parvathy row; insists he hasn’t asked anyone to defend him
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Mammootty responds to Kasaba-Parvathy row; insists he hasn’t asked anyone to defend him

Mammootty was recently embroiled in a controversy after his fans brutally trolled and sent death-threats to actress Parvathy for raising her voice against his misogynistic dialogues in the film Kasaba.

Parvathy's cyberbully nabbed; Shashi Tharoor calls on senior male actors to stand by her
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Parvathy's cyberbully nabbed; Shashi Tharoor calls on senior male actors to stand by her

Parvathy said we need to differentiate between what is abuse and what is not. Those who cross the line need to be held accountable for their deeds.

Parvathy harassed for comments on Mammootty's Kasaba: Another example of how misogynistic show business is
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Parvathy harassed for comments on Mammootty's Kasaba: Another example of how misogynistic show business is

It's appalling that Parvathy's statement on Kasaba, which can only be described as — “I watched a sexist movie recently”, has become an invitation to be brutally harassed and trolled.