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Old 25th October 2015, 19:11   #826
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Pathemari:

A pure social drama and a serious movie but a definite watch. It shows the life of a struggling NRI which is actually very true. Powerful dialogues and an amazing acting from Mammootty. Kept the movie short and simple but have very well portrayed the subject and the story.

Wish we get movies like this. A must watch.

Rating - 9/10

Amar, Akbar, Anthony

A pure entertainer. There actually isnt much of a story, just a comedy entertainer and it doesnt disappoint much. The lead actors have done a good job and crowd would rate Indrajith's performance as the best.

One time watch. A good directorial debut.

Rating - 7/10
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Rani Padmini is a sweet movie; a feel good entertainer. Rima and Manju performs well. Ashiq Abu makes a good comeback and proves again that he's a good film maker. Its a visually rich movie. Try to watch it in theatre itself.

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Kanche [Fence]

Language: Telugu

8/10

The first Indian movie made in the backdrop of the Great War [world War II].

A love story woven around the human inequalities involving parallel narratives juxtaposing the Holocaust and Caste System .

The team's hardwork is particularly evident in the battle and other scenes portraying the Nazi's overrun Europe.

A Great Attempt by the director Krish.

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Old 2nd November 2015, 06:56   #829
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Maya (Tamil)

Love the way how Indian movie makers have gone the hollywood way. No more weird graphics and stuff. Just plain horror stuff. The actors in this have played their part and the movie shouldnt be missed. Lots of scares, thanks to the sound. The story is predictable after the second half but they have presented it well. Although this movie ranks high in my list of regional horror movies, I would still rate Pizza 1 above this.

Rating 8/10
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Rani Padmini is a sweet movie; a feel good entertainer. Rima and Manju performs well. Ashiq Abu makes a good comeback and proves again that he's a good film maker. Its a visually rich movie. Try to watch it in theatre itself.
Agree; sweet and feel good. I really loved all the rallying shots; evokes passion, and the film overall. Not a big story but nice characterization and stunning visuals that take us to the Himalayas.
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Watched Rani Padmini yesterday. It started of pretty well but the second was lagging. Enjoyed the car rally part in the second half. It is a half baked attempt.
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Salt Mango Tree

A simple movie focusing on the admission process in top schools and the struggles faced by a mid class family. Biju Menon played an outstanding role. Although not as good as Vellimoonga, this will definitely do well.

Rating - 7/10
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Amar, Akbar, Anthony

A pure entertainer. There actually isnt much of a story, just a comedy entertainer and it doesnt disappoint much. The lead actors have done a good job and crowd would rate Indrajith's performance as the best.

One time watch. A good directorial debut.

Rating - 7/10
More like a film for all and it also has a moral in it.

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Salt Mango Tree

A simple movie focusing on the admission process in top schools and the struggles faced by a mid class family. Biju Menon played an outstanding role. Although not as good as Vellimoonga, this will definitely do well.

Rating - 7/10
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A family movie unlike Amar,Akbar. Biju Menon did a great job in it and guess like Naveen said, about school admission process which ideally shouldnt be legally happening. The actress also did a good job for a newbie.
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Ennum Epozhum - 4/10, Such a boring movie

Rasam - 6/10 - Time pass movie
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Anarkali (Malayalam) :: Wow...that's a hatrick, Prithviraj!! And all the 3 movies are running together in packed houses. That's quite something!
There are many factors that would draw audience to theatres to watch Anarkali but the first of them would be the hero himself. There's no other actor who has had such a successful and happening career in the last few years. Even those few films which floped had something new to offer. Prithvi continues his winning strike. Shanthanu, an ex-navel officer, a diving instructor, was a cake walk for him. He looks macho and performs with elan. Biju Menon inpresses with his comic timing and one-liners. His hilarious performance in the climax portions were superb. Priya Gor looks damn cute and fits the role. Her performance was satisfactory. Suresh Krishna, Kabir Bedi, Miya, Samskruthy, Sudev Nair, Arun etc performed well.
Sachy has taken an interesting plot for his directorial debut. Its basically a love story but has its share of humour, thrills, suspense and nail biting moments. Heroine's character could have been given more screen space, especially in the second half; that would have helped the audience to relate to her and her strong decisions. The ending portions too could have been dealt with more care; Felt like the director rushed to put things to an end. The romance scenes are natural indeed but audience would ask for a more intense romance track since the current level for comparison is a real life Kanchana-Moideen love story! Cuts seemed abrupt at few places. Vidyasagar's music was a treat. As if I've kept the best piece of the cake for the last, the movie is a visual treat. Salute to Sujith Vasudev. The splendid visuals of Lakshadweep and under water shots alone is a reason to watch this movie in theatre.
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Watched Amar Akbar Anthony. Choice of movie was based on the fact that it seemed to be be the best of the options to watch with my school going kid in tow.

My opinion ( I know this is vastly different from others posted here) is it the movie is over rated and over hyped. The socilally relevant theme while appropriate , to me in this particular movie seemed to be added on as an afterthought for a belated effort at some credibility. My son enjoyed the movie . However I found the movie a forgettable one. Have seen better efforts from Prithviraj.

Watched at PVR at Lulu Kochi. The maintenance of the complex in PVR Lulu is consistently good and thus lessend the pain of shelling out 170 Rs per head on a Satuday afternoon for a seat towards the front although the movie was into the third week.



Also watched "Ennu Ninte Moideen". Liked it much more than the earlier one mentioned. Great acting by both Prithviraj and Parvathy. Enjoyed it to the last. I watched this one at Kalabhavan in Trivandrum. This is one of my favorite theatres. More than 30 years old, it was revamped three years back and now it is simply the best deal in town. The balcony seats are priced at just 100 Rs, the projection system is good, the theatre well maintained and this is simply the best place in Trivandrum to watch a movie with the family. Parking is very limited. They have very recently introduced online booking as well but this can be an issue if you are trying to purchase a ticket at the venue as the Balcony has just 120 odd seats.
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Watched "Thoongavanam" on Saturday. Enjoyed it.

P.S. - Watched in Q Cinemas ITPL. It had subtitles.
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Amar-Akbar-Antony (Malayalam): 3/5

A mindless entertainer. The gags and one liners come thick and fast and the performances of the leads adds to the enjoyment. Typically what one would expect from Nadir Shah (Director), one of the top brains behind the comedy shows of the 90's. Not relying on any vulgar/below the belt comedy to raise laughs.

The serious track as mentioned by TKMCE seems to be an add on. Like they did 75% of the film and then thought, oh this is not a comedy show, we need some serious stuff. But the serious aspect is a socially relevant one.


Anarkali: Malayalam-Prithviraj: 4/5
The theme is a standard love story. For a love story to succeed, the treatment should be unique. This is not an easy thing to do. But director Sachy and his team have pulled it off. Using Lakshwadeep islands and the culture and challenges of the inhabitants, a beautiful tale has been woven. Beautifully shot and well acted. Definitely worth a watch.


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Anarkali (Malayalam) :: Wow...that's a hatrick, Prithviraj!! And all the 3 movies are running together in packed houses. That's quite something!
There are many factors that would draw audience to theatres to watch Anarkali but the first of them would be the hero himself. There's no other actor who has had such a successful and happening career in the last few years. Even those few films which floped had something new to offer. Prithvi continues his winning strike.
+1 to this. Prithvi has been steadily and consistently delivering unique films. Even his unsuccessful films are watchable purely due to his presence. The rise and successes of Nivin, Fahad and Dulquer overshawdowed him for a while, but with 3 parallel running super hits, he has reestablished himself at the top of the pyramid.
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Premam: Well done movie, good or decent story and showed small town life as it is. The actors did a really good job and the actresses were nice too.

This again is a slap for some directors who think to have a successful movie, you need to spend a bomb on costumes and locations. Also hats off Kerala movie industry. You are at a very nice spot now.

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Thoongavanam - 6/10

I do not know why tamil mainstream cinema thinks it has to follow the formula of making a movie last for at least 2 hours. This movie could have been made a lot more shorter, tighter and it would have been really good.

Kinda decent movie, I thought Trisha has played her part well. Kamal - no overacting (hehe) and ok role. One time watch.
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