Valiyaperunnal (2019) Malayalam Movie Review – Veeyen


Most of ‘Valiyaperunnal’ ends up like the elaborately choreographed dance sequences in it – exquisite to initially look at, but exasperating after a while. This film does have a very human back-story of social exploitation that could have benefitted from some focused writing and crispy editing but as such strikes you as a slog piece that never gets to strike the target that it had originally set out for.


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Prathi Poovankozhi (2019) Malayalam Movie Review – Veeyen


‘Prathi Poovankozhi’ would be remembered for the menacing feat that Roshan Andrews comes up with, and the actor in him scores fare better than the film maker this time around. And with a theme that holds considerable power in its premise, it’s a shame that the film ultimately lives up to none of the promise that has been raised.


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Mamangam (2019) Malayalam Movie Review – Veeyen


Despite the very obvious passion that it holds for the genre, M Padmakumar’s ‘Mamangam’ is miles away from the estimable cinematic piece that it could have been.  With a tightened format and a focused script, this is a film that could have been as magnificent a fest as ‘Mamangam’ must have been, but which goes up in flames despite an exorbitant budget and a stellar cast.


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Kamala (2019) Malayalam Movie Review – Veeyen


There is what seems like a shroud of mystery all over Ranjith Shankar’s ‘Kamala’  – at least initially – that dissipates as the film progresses beyond its first hour. Eventually, it strikes you as an odd mix in which a social issue has been almost forcefully interspersed into a thriller format, but where it juts out almost like a sore thumb.


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