‘Irupathiyonnam Noottandu’ has a contemporariness that is regrettably restricted to its title. Beyond that, it’s a hollow show that cinematically falls way behind its times.
The macho rhythm that Adeni attempts to work up with ‘Mikhael’ is the kind that could be passable at the moment, but forgettable soon after. Which is why despite all its attempts to be a swanky action flick, it strikes you as a charade more than anything else.
There is a short epilogue of sorts that follows ‘Praana’, that affirms that what we have watched is a fictional depiction of the reality around, and reminds us that life, after all is a bit too precious. No worries there. We are gonna pull along hopefully, despite a shaky start to the new cinematic year with an offbeat, and sadly off-track ‘Praana’.
‘Neeyum Njanum’ threads together an exceedingly prolonged strand of events that fails to have an emotional impact on the viewers. Drained of specificity, ‘Neeyum Njanum’ makes use of stock romantic situations and bundles them together as a cluttered whole.
‘Vijay Superum Pournamiyum’ has a pretty atmosphere that is accentuated with solid performances and compelling moments that glimmer here and there. But it regrettably lacks the requisite natural vibes to render it the charm that could have transferred it to the next level – that of a wholly agreeable entertainer.
Here is the list of 5 film makers in Malayalam who got us super-excited last year, with their cinematic accomplishments. Clearly headed for much bigger things, these film makers are a mixed lot – established craftsmen to novices that hold a bundle of flair within. These aren’t strict rankings of course and neither are these film makers to be viewed in a chronological order of diminishing importance. Rather, this is a comprehensive roll of five directors who shone plenty of their talents around and had us all impressed in 2018.
2018 is just round the corner, and looking back, here is a carefully picked out bunch of films that made a resounding impression during the former cinematic year. Picking the top five favourites from an expansive lot is quite a daunting task without doubt, and there are bound to be a few misses whichever way you look at it. And yet, here is the year-end list – the A-List of Five Spectacular Malayalam Films of 2018 – that comprises of five cinematic gems, not in any particular order, that made it to the screen in 2018.
Here is a look at some of the out-of-the-world performances from male actors, that we got to see in Malayalam in the course of the past year. Needless to add, some of these acts will be discussed and remembered for years to come.
Malayalam Cinema saw some spectacular performances from its women actors in 2018, and what is surprising is that at least three actors who had made it to the list last year, have ensured a place for themselves on the roll this year as well. Here goes.
Thattumpurath Achuthan’ looks way out of place and period as the planet gets all ready to spin its way into 2019, and leaves you unfulfilled and peculiarly droopy.
‘Ente Ummante Peru’ strikes you as a missed opportunity, with a handful of awesome performers lending their very best to a tale that does little justice to them. Despite all its earnestness it fails to connect with the viewers, and comes across as a detached, overwrought cinematic piece.