Keedam, Oruthee, Dear Friend, Jo and Jo

After a very long time, I binged on 4 movies in 30 hours. Holidays for Eid and days off from work, I decided to catch up on a whole set of movies. Of course, it is hard to lock full focus onto them with a toddler at home and an infant loitering around the apartment.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed the movies in this order – Jo and Jo, Oruthee, Dear Friend and Keedam.


Great acting by Navya Nair. Good to see her back in the mainstream. Her acting prowess was there for all to see in a role that seemed chiseled out for her. Some scenes were bit prolonged and painful, but overall it was an enjoyable story (after all, based on a true life incident).

Jo and Jo

Just sit back, all laid back and enjoy this teenage blockbuster. Just natural vibes, next door movie. The kids are growing up to become some really good actors, as evident in this one

Dear Friend

I like the way this story was built up. Firstly cause I did do my college in Karnataka. Any movies that spend some time there is nostalgic. Some strong actors in key roles in this one. I am not really sure I appreciate the way the movie ended, left me wanting, inquisitive about Vinod, an enigma. Lot of lessons to learn in this for startups, entrepreneurs though


I am a great fan of Rajisha. She is a real good actor. Her screentime is worth it. The thread of the movie is nice, but it could be delivered in a better manner. Some of the exaggerations were a bit too filmy for my liking.

Oru Kuprasidha Payyan – Malayalam Movie Review

There was rush aplenty at PVR for second show last night. Lots of school going kids in for movies. Nowadays I book blindly for Tovino movies. He is that good. And of course Madhupal was directing it. So it was worth the visit.


The movie was slower than what I anticipated, especially in the first half, however being a crime thriller, it does begin to pick pace in the second half. Stellar performance yet again from Tovino. Pretty much everybody else is second fiddle in the movie. I am not a great fan of Nimisha, but she had a lovely role in this one. Many might appreciate the levels of her acting, though I felt, more justice could have been done.

Stalwarts like Nedumudi Venu and Siddique leave lasting effects with their roles, but the prime purpose the movie serves is in addressing a lot of social issues.


The movie does perpetrate a motion of distrust in the investigating agencies of the nature and takes sides with innocents who get trapped in the beautifully crafted case diaries.

It’s a one time watch and I would give it 3 on 5.

96 Movie Review

Two prime actors – Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha Krishnan. Whilst the latter is the heartthrob of millennials like me, Vijay has also found a space in my heart as a wonderful actor.


We booked for this movie knowing it’s a romantic flick, likely with strong emotional undertones.

The PVR second show was jam packed on a Monday night. Pretty unusual even for Kochi standards. Showed how good the movie was too.

first look of Vijay Sethupathi-Trisha starrer '96'
first look of Vijay Sethupathi-Trisha starrer ’96’

In this day and age, when we go to watch movies of various genres that live up to the times of today, this movie with its raw unedited pure love which struck down every individual in the school days as their first love is portrayed with such finesse. The direction and cinematography along with the background score takes us through a journey of love, a journey that I haven’t revisited in so long.


It calls out to all the people who believes in true love, how circumstances affect their lives and how true love, especially first love thrives.

This is no one way track love story. Take your loved ones, or dear friends to watch this one. There is no fight sequence. There is no drinking, there is no item song.


This movie takes you on a ride, a ride down memory lane, as you see yourself lost in that character, and you believe true love is the winner no matter how circumstances change.

It’s taken 10 months this year, but easily my favorite movie of 2018!

My rating: 4.5 on 5

Theevandi – Malayalam Movie Review

Went for the 715 pm show at Gold PVR yesterday. After a depressing start to Chingam with the floods, the return of the malayalam movies was definitely a mood refreshener.

The song ‘Jeevamshamayi’ had been about for quite some time. By now I am a big fan of Tovino T. He just simply blends into his role so beautifully.


The star cast of this August Cinema productions is full of State and National Award winners. There is not enough reasons why one should not watch this one.


Maybe 16+ would be the rating for this movie to come to terms with all the issues addressed here. I have read already a couple of reviews where people claim the second half dragged on. Whilst the first half delves into the storyline with lot more humor and substance, the second half is what this movie is all about. Cruise through the first with light fun and concentrate in the second. Your heart will be warm. My love for Tovino grows each day. Keep performing. I enjoy watching you.

There are lot of life lessons to learn in this one. Subtle but perfectly put across. I could see myself sit there and realize how my life is learning from the ebb and flow as we grow.

Go out there to watch this for some good humor, excellent acting and a beautiful message. Pinne TovinoT.. final scene lesham koodipoyo…. 😛 😛