What actually works against Afsal Abdul Latheef’s ‘Pathrosinte Padappukal’ is its quirky trailer that had scaled up the expectations regarding the film to the skies. But on screen, the film hardly lives up to the hype, and turns out to be a prolonged series of jokes and one liners – some of which work, and some of which don’t – sans a solid tale to sprinkle them in.
There is without doubt, way too much going on in ‘Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham’. And despite all this if the film strikes you as an empty experience, and sputters and drags for what seems infinity, it has only the aimlessness and buffoonery of its script to blame.
Ashraf Hamza’s ‘Thamasha’ will remain one of my favourite films this year, thanks to its very unique shimmer and shine. Uproarious, tender, thoughtful and touching, it’s a warm hearted affair with a disarming genuineness that should not by any chance, be missed in the theatres.
‘Kumbalangi Nights’ is much more than an account of four brothers on a frenzied quest to find themselves and each other. Drenched in a matchless mix of human emotions that range from hilarity to hopelessness, it’s a superb film that drives you into raptures and which is infused with figurative undertones, structures and symbols that hold a striking mirror to the times that we live in.