Showing posts from January, 2017

Vikram in Dhruva Natchathiram

"It's true that Gautham is reviving Dhruva Natchathiram with Vikram. An official announcement can be expected in a week's time. This project is going to be made on an international scale. The makers are currently busy assembling the team," a source close to the filmmaker told IANS. Dhruva Natchathiram is a spy thriller made on the lines of the Bourne series. Gautham is also planning to rope in a leading Bollywood star for a crucial role in the film. "The film will be predominantly shot in the US. Talks have been initiated with a popular Bollywood actor. However, nobody has been finalised yet," he said. To be produced by Ondraga Entertainment along with another leading production house, the project is expected to go on the floors from March 2017. Vikram will commence work on this film after he wraps up his next yet-untitled project with director Vijay Chander. Interestingly, Gautham and Suriya, who were originally supposed to work together on this project, …

Ezra expectations

Ezra, the upcoming film of Prithviraj, which impressed one and all with its posters and brilliantly cut teasers is one of the most awaited movies of this year. The film was earlier expected to hit the theatres as a Christmas release of 2016 but the film strike that hit the industry badly, did delay the arrival of the movie. With the film strike having come to an end, the makers have come up with a confirmed release date of the movie. According to the latest reports, the film would grace the theatres on February 10, 2017. The makers of Ezra announced the date through the film's official Facebook page. Other films, like Mohanlal's Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol and Dulquer Salmaan's Jomonte Suvisheshangal already hit the theatres in the last week. But, the audiences will have to wait a bit more long to see this Prithviraj most awaiting movie. Ezra, directed by debutant Jay K, is a movie in the lines of a horror thriller. The expectations are quite high on this film. Apart fro…

Jomonte Suvisheshangal review

Halfway into Jomonte Suvisheshangal, what occupies the audience’s mind is not the story, not the actors, not their performances, nor the treatment. It’s a sense of having experienced this before. It’s too recent, too fresh in memory to be termed ‘déjà vu’. And, then it strikes you. This is the Sathyan Anthikkad version of what you have seen in the similarly named Jacobinte Swargarajyam, hardly a year ago. A rich businessman, an aimless son, business collapse, son suddenly turns responsible and set things right — the skeleton remains same in both cases. You just need to wait till the interval for this skeleton to tumble out of the closet, of course clad in the traditional Anthikkad clothing of ‘mundu’ and ‘shirt’, which all his protagonists end up wearing. Dulquer Salman too gets to wear it, but only after obliging his fans with flashy clothes and a Harley Davidson ride. In his latest outing, Sathyan Anthikkad takes us to the insanely happy home of the rich businessman Vincent (Mukesh)…

Munthirivallikal Thalirkumbol review

Vellimoonga director Jibu Jacob’s Munthirivallikal Thalirkumbol has a down-to-earth protagonist – a panchayat secretary named Ullahanan (Mohanlal) who is so bogged down by the daily grind that he is oblivious to extract happiness out of his life. However, a college reunion takes him back to a few decades, wanting him to fall in love again. And as he does, he finds excitement and renewed vigour to enjoy everything he took for granted in his life – his wife, children, friends and job. 

Mohanlal does a 180 degree after his previous release Pulimurugan with this movie, showing how versatile he can be. The first half hour has the actor in his subdued best as he goes through the motions. Once he rekindles his excitement, the entire persona onscreen gets a makeover and the fluidity with which he carries off the role makes it enjoyable to watch. Meena, as Ullahanan’s wife Annieamma, shines as the homemaker who wants more from life. The chemistry between the leading duo make every dialogue shar…