It’s a year since Virus released, and actress Rima Kallingal, co-producer of the film that detailed Kerala’s battle against the Nipah virus, writes about their journey.
Whatever be the hero’s mission, in the end he’d manage to woo and walk away with the girl. But do they make for good partners? Meera Venugopal lists a few with whom it’d be impossible to survive this pandemic.
You’ve heard of Premam, you’ve might have seen Bangalore Days and you’re nursing a crush on Dulquer Salmaan. How about a few more movies to transform this tiny crush into a full-fledged romance with recent Malayalam cinema?
If Anjaam Pathiraa chooses to follow a single timeline in the present and save its big reveal for a Shankar-style flashback, Forensic juggles expertly between two tracks in the present…
The film has some great ideas that it struggles to translate into visuals, and the bulk of the story is told through expository dialogue.
It’s impossible to look beyond the film’s dullness. The second you notice the setup for a scene, you not only sense what’s happening but you’re also able to foresee what’s going to happen in the scenes that follow.
Tovino Thomas doesn’t get a romantic interest. But then, his real love seems to be the approximately four thousand cigarettes he consumes through the course of the movie.
Even if ‘Luca’ never becomes the Great Love Story the makers were trying for, it’s an easy watch. The sensuality of the imagery has an almost tactile quality.
There’s an enormous amount of dignity in the narration. No one wears makeup. The actors seem as committed as those doctors and nurses were
The actor-turned director speaks about Oru Kuprasidha Payyan, starring Tovino Thomas and how acting became a training ground for the director in him
After Koode, Malayalam cinema gives us another beautifully directed story of ‘healing’, in this Tovino Thomas starrer