Monthly Archives: May 2017

Jomonte Suvisheshangal (Malayalam)

JomonteJomonte Suvisheshangal (Jomon’s Gospels) is about a spoilt son of a rich man coming of age/maturity the hard way and come to term with real life.

Dulquer Salmaan in the lead role charms you no end. He is natural talent combined with boyish charms make his movie very watchable. He is supported by wonderful performance by Mukesh as the father. Credit to the director Sathuyan Anthikad not to over drive the sentimental screw.

Aiswarya Rajesh as usual lights up the screen with her dusky appeal. Another chunky role well delivered. You can’t help becoming her fan. The chemistry between Dalquer and her is something to look forward to in future movies.

Yet another Malayalam movie which manages to underplay and under perform and keeps you  very interested. ‘Neelakasham’ song and its picturisation is a rare treat. Instant hit song. Good family movie.

Rating G3 STARS

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Pa Paandi (Tamil)

Pa PandiThis is a different movie. Specially, for Tamil movies stooped in masala chewing gum, this is a refreshing change. A 60+ man feeling lonely is seeking to find his first love from his younger age. He is known as Power Pandi, a legacy from his work as stunt master for movies.

Raj Kiran is Pa Pandi. He fits the part. I normally like his style of acting. But felt something was missing. Not sure if Dhanush’s first direction venture left some stones un-turned.

Yet, Pa Pandi is very watchable and is a good entertainer. Revathi is a gem and can make herself felt in one scene. Prasanna lends good support. Good movie for easy watching.
Rating M (some violence)3 STARS

Pathemari(Malayalam)

Pathemari_film_posterPatemari (Malayalam) (Dhow) is about the life of an immigrant worker in Dubai. Mammooty holds the movie with his brand of silky smooth acting and restricted sentimental dose. Brilliant!

If you ever lived and worked in the Middle East this movie will make a lot of sense and bring a wave of nostalgia.

One man earns and the rest of the family find way to spend and overspend. He lives and perishes and feels a sense of achievement.

Why only Malayalam movies make them so natural and life like. The cast don’t act but appear. You get a window seat in their life. Adore it.
Rating G3 STARS