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  • Brother's Day

    Brother's Day

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Been a while since I'd seen an Onam release in the theatres; those masala no-brainers that give you a festive, sugar-high, family experience. Brothers Day isn't that movie.

    Not picking on the logic here, but the tonal shifts in the movie from family drama to psycho-thriller is VERY disturbing. At least I didn't sign up for it, for a U/A rating this was quite a bloodfest. Prasanna maniacally watching his Rottweiler maul drugged, naked women; stunt sequences involving a live…

  • Uyare

    Uyare

    Liked it for its realistic portrayal of toxic relationships - from the protagonist's POV which the script positions as Pallavi's choice and not helplessness. Asif Ali's psychopathic antagonism (hope they stop casting him in serious roles) that sets the chain of events rolling wasn't conveyed enough - in turn resting on Parvathi's able shoulders and half-a-face. Tovino at his cotton-candyish best. His and Anjali Marikkar's roles deserve due credit in showcasing sensible, uplifting friendships that save the day. And not…

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  • Kumbalangi Nights

    Kumbalangi Nights

    ★★★★½

    I’m not going to distill what I’m feeling, and probably just convey my happiness and contentment in watching good cinema. Also, it really is difficult to pin-down acts, single out performances, compartmentalize the visual, oral and aural because there’s a magical gestalt at play here. Maybe Fahadh as Shammy, purely because he is an intentional contrast in an otherwise restrained narrative. Also, Soubin Shahir as Saji, probably in his most evocative role so far.

    Kumbalangi ebbs and flows with its…

  • Super Deluxe

    Super Deluxe

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The second time around, was a higher consciousness at play.
    Like the saettu ponnu says - there exists a realm beyond the six senses, where you begin to read thoughts of the characters before they utter a word!

    Unakku epdi da Gaaji ellaame theriyum?
    Yesss, Naan pona vaarame inda padatha paathitten!

    Every frame, every sound, every tiny little detail (that’s hard to miss with so much dissection done already on social media) was absorbed in 0.5x speed. And this time,…