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Old 11th September 2017, 21:20   #1051
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My wife watched it last weekend along with her friends. None of them was impressed.
Same here. I would rate it 2/5.
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Old 20th September 2017, 11:42   #1052
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Movie : Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela
Language : Malayalam
Saw the movie and both my wife and I liked it. I thought it was a realistic portrayal of a typical family under the circumstances.

The casting was good too. Surprisingly Nivin Pauly felt a bit shallow in some scenes though. The lethargy showcased of the role could have been more subtle. He is normally very much in control of such details.
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Anyone watch Solo? Looking for reviews on the performance and not the story line.
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Thread has been quiet for some time. Update on few recent movies (All Malayalam)

Villain- Dir: B Unnikrishnan- Mohanlal-Vishal-Manju Warrier-Hansika: Had a huge pre-release hype due to the star cast and the promos. Meant to be an investigative thriller more focused on the emotional turmoil of the key players. As a thriller the move failed to live up to expectations- A standard plot with a lot of loop holes. The mystery element is done and dusted by the interval. 2nd half focuses on the reasoning behind the characters doing what they do. Lot of heavy dialogs. On the emotional front the movie does well- Primarily due to great acting all around, especially Mohanlal-Brilliant performance. Vishal also does well. Manju Warrier is impressive in a cameo. The 2 heroines Hansika and Raashi Khanna do a decent job with the limited scope.

Rating: 3/5 (2/5 for the movie and 1 purely for Mohanlal- As a Lal fan, love it when he gets a role that gives scope to perform. This is one such movie. There is a close up scene where he is crying while the lips form a dejected smile. Pure magic..)

Parava- Dir: Soubin Sahir- Dulquer (in a guest role)- Shane Nigam: A movie that has the sport of pigeon flying as its theme and tells the story through the eyes of 2 boys. Based in Mattanchery area of Kochi, captures the area and its life beautifully. Brilliant camera work and some lovely scenes. Dulquer lights up the screen in an extended cameo. Rest of the cast especially the 2 kids, do very well.

Rating: 3/5

Sherlock Toms-Shafi- Biju Menon: Typically Shafi stuff, time pass entertainer. Difficult to summarize the story. Biju Menon is an Enforcement Officer and how he traps a large company dealing in black money. Some good comedy from Hareesh Peumanna.

Rating: 2/5 (DVD Watch)

Udaharanam Sujatha- Manju Warrier- Inspired by the hindi movie 'Nil Battey Sannatta', Manju Warrier as Sujatha who does a lot of odd jobs to support her daughters education. Her daughter is resigned to the fact that she is also going to become a maid like her mom and is not focused on studies. The movie deals with Sujatha's attempt to change that. Brilliant performance by Manju as well as the girl who played her daughter.

Rating: 3.5/5

Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum- Dir: Dileesh Pothen: Fahad Fazil, Suraaj. Second one from Dileesh Pothen after Maheshinte Pratikaram. Another simple story dealing with a thief (Fahad) who steals a chain from a couple in a bus. All of the movie is set in the police station with the police attempting to make him confess. Excellent performances from Fahad and Suraaj.

Rating: 3/5. Fahad is another actor who immerses himself in a character and is lovely to watch. Suraaj in a serious role also does very well.
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Masterpiece (Malayalam)

Had to give in to the family demand to watch this movie among the three Malayalam movies that were being screened in Pune during Christmas.

A terribly made movie and one with a horrible background score, particularly when Mammootty is in action. I cannot understand how a good actor like Mammootty can stoop so low to act in this kind of movies. You'd be better off spending your precious time and money on something else. Looks like the movie was made only to showcase Mammootty with a larger than life stunt master. It almost feels like Mammootty is trying to be a Rajnikanth with the stunt moves. Mammootty is not that good with his English and he comes in as an English professor and fails miserably in his opening lecture trying to sound a great English professor (I must admit though that he has reasonably done well in that scene considering his actual English speaking skills). Below average story, poorly scripted and directed. The only thing good about this movie is that Mammootty was looking quite young and dashing, save for the tiny paunch.
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