We had dined at the Pankayam Restaurant at Medical College in Trivandrum once earlier, and headed over to the place once again last evening , with a dear friend who had dropped by. It was quite early for dinner, must have been around 7.30 PM, and the place surprisingly looked quite deserted, except for the wait staff. Continue reading “Prawns Roast, Seer Fish Curry & Kutti Chapathis @ Pankayam, Trivandrum”
This isn’t the first time that we have seen men acting like juvenile boys in Malayalam cinema, and it certainly won’t be the last. But what does one do, when a film cannot even make a respectable use of the clichés that have been garnered from all around?
Ever since National Award winning actor Surabhi Lakshmi went Live on Facebook yesterday, and reacted against the dreadful experience that she had to endure along with several other motorists at the Paliyekkara Toll Plaza, varied responses have started pouring in. While the actor has been mostly lauded for what she had done, there have also been a few brickbats that were thrown her way. Continue reading “Why Surabhi deserves all support in the Paliyekkara Toll Plaza issue!”
Who would have thought the tiny bake joint at Panavila holds in store the yummiest cutlets in Trivandrum town? In case you are wondering about the outlet I am all ecstatically talking about, its none other than Panavila Bake House at Panavila junction, Trivandrum. Continue reading “Red Velvet Cup Cakes & Cutlets @ The Panavila Bake House, Trivandrum”
Rohith VS in his debut film ‘Adventures of Omanakuttan’ tries his best to shift away from a prosaic narrative, but his earnest efforts are quashed by a script that runs a bit too long, and gets a bit too weary after a while. Flaunting sparks of a promising film maker every once in a while, it’s a movie that places its entire gamble on an innovative plot device, and partially wins.
Basil Joseph’s tweaking of the sport movie recipe in ‘Godha’ works wonders and lifts it up straight on to a prized zone occupied by some of its triumphant predecessors. Strikingly directed and deftly written, ‘Godha’ steps up the rules of the game and wins the combat in a superb take-down.
I should admit that I was quite skeptical about venturing out to Thekkady, after a visit a good four years back had left me entirely exhausted. Almost everything about the place appeared chaotic back then, right from the queue for the entry pass into the Periyar Tiger Reserve to the celebrated boat ride that wasn’t any great shakes either.
The excellent reviews of the KTDC Lake Palace at Thekkady were however reason enough to give the place a chance, and I am glad that I gave it a try. The Lake Palace is luxury redefined, and that too right on a piece of land that juts out into the lake, away from the mainland, in the midst of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Continue reading “Summer Loll @ KTDC Lake Palace, Thekkady!”
The feminist ideologies that ‘Raamante Eden Thottam’ puts to the fore accentuate that life for a woman lies further beyond the restrictive realms of a despondent marriage. There is a fierce sense of gravity that shrouds the smile on Malini’s face as she steadily walks towards the camera in the final scene; and it is probably this bright moment that would make us overlook all those detracting blotches that had marked her long journey.
With a tagline as ‘Go Nuts over Donuts’, the Donut House at Pazhoor Plaza, right opposite to MG College, on the MC Road, near Kesavadasapuram, Trivandrum, has a delightful menu for doughnut lovers to choose from! Continue reading “Doughnut Delights @ Donut House, Trivandrum!”
It’s quite easy to see how this material might have struck the makers as possible thriller fabric, and yet it is the writing that renders the tale flaccid. It hardly retains the intrigue that it cooks up after a while, and very languidly settles into a conservative groove, from where it shows no intention to rise up again.
Aji Mathew meanders across a road paved with grey stones in Nicaragua, where a girl dressed in a flaming red poof gown sashays down. This pretty much remains a visual statement on what the film is all about ; how empty it is beyond all the ocular flair that it displays, and how fleeting the impressions that it creates are.