I caught up with Sergio Pablos’ much acclaimed work ‘Klaus’ on the first day of the national lockdown following the Covid- 19 pandemic, and wasn’t I glad that I chose this little gem of an animation film? Whoever thought that the legend of Santa Claus would find itself a luscious version as the one that Pablos has come up with!? Continue reading “Klaus (2019) English Movie Short Review”
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There has been a whole lot of confusion regarding the usage of masks – who should wear them, who should probably not, and how should masks be worn. Here is a gallery to be explored where the WHO guidelines for mask usage have been provided!
‘Forensic’ despite all its admirable intentions and terrific performances fails to offer a genuine thriller ride to its audience. Striving hard to bring in as many interest elements as it possibly can, it indulges in a profusion of twists and turns, that only partly pays off in the end.
‘Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte’ is mostly like the character John (Madhupal) in it who spends almost all his screen time idle, smoking away in his room. But when he finally opens his mouth to indulge in a sermon of sorts, you wish he was smoking instead. The film too has a lot of powerhouse tactics in mind, but little bite to go with it.
‘Trance’ does address a theme that is radically important and proffers a compelling investigation into the unexplored realms of religion, faith and belief. But it’s also a movie that eventually gets choked by the mistiness that pervades its plot and design, and ends up a pale shadow of the head turner flick that it should have been.
The dramatic pressure is way too grim, and the film grinds on persistently, finally ending up a riveting piece. ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ remains without doubt a commendable endeavour, whichever way you look at it, but it just falls short of entering my top favourite list, because it does take a bit too long to get where it wants to be.
While it remains that both Anoop Sathyan – debutante director – and Dulquer Salman – debutante producer – choose to play the safe game with their film ‘Varane Avashyamundu’, it cannot be denied that they have stuffed the film with moments aplenty that will have the family audiences asking for more.