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Maheshinte Prathikaaram (Malayalam)

 

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The movie is about revenge. Revenge of a every day garden variety photographer in a small town. Don’t imagine violence, guns, blood shed and gory killings. Instead the revenge creates lots of humour and  an enjoyable comedy movie. The hero vows that he will not wear his slippers again until he has avenged the humiliation. That is it!

Fahadh Faasil, the hero, believe it or not is clad in a lungi most of the times and occasionally in simple pant and a shirt and as usual lives the part. Simple clean and a typical good Malayalam movie. Good Friday night watching.

Rating: PG

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Bharat Ane Nenu (Telugu) I,Bharath

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This is a refreshing political thriller.  A born in India, but raised in London youngster is made as the CM for Andhra Pradesh simply to act as a dummy. The idea of the kingmakers was to exploit is political naivety. The youngster thinks otherwise and starts a real nightmare. The drama unfolds and keeps the audience riveted. There is a lot to root for and many times you wish such a person exists and becomes the CM in real life. The movie raises the bar for Telugu movies. Well done.

Mahesh Babu has put in a tremendous effort and delivers a smooth, high tech political role. Perhaps one of his best movies to date. It has all the trappings of a Indian political thriller but somehow B.A.N. manages to keep you interested. The dialogues are crisp and attractive.  I would have liked the movie without few dance numbers but then commerce is still the driver.

Good watch.

Rating: PG

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Toilet Ek Prem Katha (H)

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Marriages break up for any number of reasons. In the case of Keshav (Akshay Kumar) the villain is a ‘Toilet’ or the lack of it. Lighthearted comedy holding a torch light on meaningless superstitious practices and   the bane of the Indian society ‘ ‘the habit of defecating in public’. The movie stretches as far and does not cross the line of being a poor slap stick. Akshay Kumar turns in a decent performance supported by a number of characters, including a buffalo, his first wife in the movie. The movie supports Shri Modiji’s dream of clean India.
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Rating: G

Su.. Su… Sudhi Vathmeekam (Malayalam)

I find a new meaning for the word ‘Movies’. It moves you somewhere within.This movie did that for me and I am sure you will feel the same way. This is an extraordinary movie about an ordinary person, Sudhi, with a short coming; Stammering!. Life is not easy and the movie revolves around how Sudhi’s normal life is (nothing really is normal if you have such an unfortunate problem). The narration is crisp with a stellar performance by Jayasurya supported by typical non-nonsense Malayalam cast. Shivada Nair (Kalyani) is a Malayali and looks the part.

I have become Jayasurya’s fan, instantly.  Like many of his contemporaries  Jayasurya becomes the part. You see an ordinary everyday Malayali with stammering to make his life difficult and at times unberable. Yet there is a light at the end of his tunnel. The story is simple and the movie keeps it that way.

Another classic Malayalam movie with no excess, silly comedy or sentimental overdrive.

I have rated it 5 stars.

I never thought I will write this. But, please do see this movie with your family.

Rating G

Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol (Malayalam)

(English: When the Grapevines Sprout)

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Movie tailor made for Mohanlal. He does the trick again by not acting but becoming the part. Such is Mohanlal’s talent.

This is a story about a bored middle aged person rediscovering his spouse, the love they shared, he forgot and he rediscovered. Once again very Malayalam movie and no nonsense. The acting is sensible and realistic without excess. There are no punch dialogues, no terrible comedy, no one man beating ten people for thirty minutes and no double meaning words. Also good see that the the movie’s dialogues are in Malayalam,

Meena and Mohanlal have a combined chemistry and screen presence. She provides a simple and effective performance.

The message for Young girls is impressive, specially when the neighbouring Tamil mainstream is propagating ‘every behaviour and crossing limits are acceptable. I would have loved see less drinking scenes but part of it is the story line.

Good weekend movie.

Rating MA15+  Lots of drinking scenes.3 STARS

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

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