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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.

First Take | From Hridayam to Jan.E.Man to Bachelor, young actors are taking over South cinema
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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.

Malayalam actor Pradeep KR passes away aged 61; Prithviraj Sukumaran, others pay tribute
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Malayalam actor Pradeep KR passes away aged 61; Prithviraj Sukumaran, others pay tribute

Pradeep KR’s first breakthrough role was in director IV Sasi's Ee Naadu Innale Vare in August 2001

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.

How Malayalam cinema mapped gender bias and toxic masculinity in 2021, from The Great Indian Kitchen to Joji
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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
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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
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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.

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.

Sunny trailer: Jayasurya plays a troubled musician stuck in pandemic for his 100th film
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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
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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
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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.

Tovino Thomas' Malayalam superhero film Minnal Murali to release on Netflix
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Tovino Thomas' Malayalam superhero film Minnal Murali to release on Netflix

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
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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.

Dulquer Salmaan concludes shooting Salute; First look of Dhanush's Maaran out: A round-up of film and TV announcements
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Dulquer Salmaan concludes shooting Salute; First look of Dhanush's Maaran out: A round-up of film and TV announcements

Dulquer Salmaan will be seen as a cop in Rosshan Andrrews-directed Malayalam film Salute, which also stars Diana Penty.

Malayalam thespian KTS Padannayil passes away; Pinarayi Vijayan says actor 'reflected realities of life on screen'
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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.

Telugu cinema's theatrical business is soaring, while other industries are still struggling to find their feet
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Telugu cinema's theatrical business is soaring, while other industries are still struggling to find their feet

While all other industries are struggling to deliver one or two profitable films after the lockdown, the Telugu film industry is booming with films like Uppena, Jathi Ratnalu and Krack scoring big at the box office. The hit rate is impeccable.