Porinchu Mariam Jose (2019) Malayalam Movie Review – Veeyen

‘Porinchu Mariam Jose’ does not have specific points where it starts losing its way. Rather the antique tale that it narrates usurps both the aspirations of its maker and the efforts of its terrific cast, rendering it a stylized cinematic piece that is bracing to look at, but which sounds obsolete to the core.

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Thanneer Mathan Dinangal (2019) Malayalam Movie Review – Veeyen

Despite the showers having finally arrived after playing tardy for a while and the chill in the air around, film maker Girish A D props up a ripe watermelon right before you and slices off its sturdy top, unravelling the bright red pith that lies within, studded with glistening black seeds. Snatching a ladle off the shelves, he drives it straight in, scooping out oodles of mushy melon and dropping them straight onto a pitcher, even as you sit and watch in amazement, your mouths all set for a ship sail and your throats a tad drier than usual.

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O.P.160/18 Kakshi: Amminipilla (2019) Malayalam Movie Review – Veeyen

Dinjith Ayyathan’s ‘O.P.160/18 Kakshi Amminipilla’ has a few pitfalls without doubt, but is also a film that would be discussed for the very valid theme that it purports. There is a charm to the old school style of film making that he so assertively flaunts, and an appeal in his confidence to bank on substance over style.

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Luca (2019) Malayalam Movie Review – Veeyen

The opening frames of Arun Bose’s directorial debut ‘Luca’ are nothing short of brilliant; a montage of vibrant frames that are pre-emptive of a gala ocular delight to follow. It does live up to those expectations – at least visually – and is a film that is estimably captured on camera, but which falters playing with ideas that keep wavering in intensity and depth.

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