Will ‘the victim’ be served justice beyond the FB hashtags?

This isn’t the first time that a woman has been abducted, molested and assaulted and from the looks of it, it certainly will not be the last either.  2016 saw the horrendous atrocities meted out to Jisha, while 2012 saw Nirbhaya and the unmentionable brutalities that she had to endure. Now as the new year dawns, we hear of a young actress, and how she has been mercilessly attacked by a group of men in a moving car, as it sped along the streets of Kochi for two hours. Continue reading “Will ‘the victim’ be served justice beyond the FB hashtags?”

To be or Not to be: The WhatsApp Group Dilemmas!

WhatsApp GroupsMy entry to the WhatsApp world was belated, and a wee bit hesitant since I was clueless as to what I was getting into, and I have this inherent distrust of things that I am not familiar with. However, there comes a point when you start hating to start a conversation with people, since you know that they are gonna put up that ‘WTF’ expression on their faces pretty soon and blink their eyes in disbelief when you tell them that you are not on WhatsApp. It was just a matter of time hence for my curiosity to get the better of me, and the universal green circle icon found a place on my phone as well. Continue reading “To be or Not to be: The WhatsApp Group Dilemmas!”

Will Jayaraj’s ‘Veeram’ live up to all the hype?

Veeram JayarajJayaraj’s ‘Veeram’ is one of the most anticipated Malayalam films of 2017, and the director it seems has left no stone unturned to see to it that the film is a visual extravaganza. Having roped in some of the best technicians from all over the world, Jayaraj’s film has been reportedly shot on a budget of 35 crores! Continue reading “Will Jayaraj’s ‘Veeram’ live up to all the hype?”

Aren’t we done with the number games in Mollywood yet?

There used to be a time when fans of the two lead actors in Mollywood,  Mammootty and Mohanlal, engaged in a war of words – online and offline – every time a film of either of the actors was released. One thought, things would get better as years passed by, but looks like things have only got worse. Continue reading “Aren’t we done with the number games in Mollywood yet?”

The Age of Artists and Assaults!

The extent of freedom that is attributed to an artist, takes into consideration their insights, and here is where the precise demarcation between ‘artistic freedom’ and ‘freedom of art’ exists. It is assumed however, that a democracy lets the artist enjoy both, and when it is curtailed, they cry foul, demanding that censorship of all kinds be eradicated once and for all. Continue reading “The Age of Artists and Assaults!”

Will Major Ravi be back with ‘1971: Beyond Borders’?

With Mohanlal releasing the first look poster of the Major Ravi film ‘1971: Beyond Borders’, a day back, there have been discussions galore as to whether the film would mark the comeback of its director Major Ravi. Ravi has been on a walk downhill, what with his recent films like ‘Picket 43’ and ‘Karma Yodha’ not rising up to the expected mark. Continue reading “Will Major Ravi be back with ‘1971: Beyond Borders’?”