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?
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.
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.
The outcome of Chidambaram's confident direction and a sharp script is an intelligent and entertaining film.
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?
"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.
Jayasurya's Sunny will release on Amazon Prime Video India on 23 September.
The heart and soul of Kaanekkaane is Suraj Venjaramoodu who has had an incredible journey in recent years from character artiste to leading man.
Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum, produced by Suriya, will also release on the platform a day later on 24 September.
Minnal Murali was set to release theatrically in 2020 but the film was postponed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Netflix is yet to announce a release date for the movie.
Promising Young Woman, The Great Indian Kitchen are both films with simmering feminism and everyday oppression
Things are not going to change in the space of one film. That is the stone-cold reality of a woman’s life and one that even the most realistic storytellers completely ignore.
Malayalam thespian KTS Padannayil passes away; Pinarayi Vijayan says actor 'reflected realities of life on screen'
Beginning his acting career as a theatre artist in 1956, KTS Padannayil became active in Malayalam movies in the 1990s.
Kerala State Film Awards 2020: Lijo Jose Pellissery, Kani Kusruti bag top honours; here's the full list of winners
While Nivin Pauly won the Special Jury Mention trophy for Moothon, Fahadh Faasil nabbed the Best Character Actor award for Kumbalangi Nights
Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: Veyilmarangal's searing depiction of displacement, dreams and hope
Bijukumar Damodaran’s Veyilmarangal — like his other stories — is also dream-like, but set in a reality we ruthlessly ignore.
Marconi Mathai movie review: Why oh why are Vijay Sethupathi and Jayaram in this ridiculous ode to marriage?
Marconi Mathai has the air of being a film that thinks it is addressing crucial existential questions. Let me assure you, Mr Kalathil, it is not.
Pathinettam Padi movie review: Loud, crowded high school drama leans too heavily on Mammootty, Prithviraj cameos
Pathinettam Padi is loud both in terms of storytelling style and literally, in terms of volume.
Virus movie review: Aashiq Abu's ingeniously clinical-yet-emotional ode to Kerala's successful Nipah battle
Aashiq Abu has been at the forefront of the new parallel cinema movement that has blossomed in Mollywood in the past decade, but Virus is a whole new level of achievement.
In the last few months, Shane Nigam has been part of three critically acclaimed films – Parava, Eeda and Kumblangi Nights.