Saturday, December 9, 2023

Topic: Malayalam Movie

Malik: Struggling between genre and social commentary

The Beemapally police firing which resulted in multiple deaths including that of a 14-year-old Muslim boy is the inspiration behind the movie. Ever since the movie's release, there have been criticisms against the distortion of the actual events to favour a state narrative about the police killings. Hence, the tail-end is the final draw from the director to hold together a technically good movie with a weak script, with an even weaker political understanding.

Mammootty and Parvathy to act in debutant director Ratheena’s ‘Puzhu’

Mammootty and Parvathy are set to come together for the time for a new Malayalam film, 'Puzhu' directed by Ratheena.

The Great Indian Kitchen: Why we need to reflect on role of upper caste Hindu patriarchs

The Great Indian Kitchen is a recent Malayalam flick directed by Jeo Baby with Nimisha Sajayan and Suraj Venjaramoodu in the lead roles showcasing stellar performances as the husband wife duo in a quintessential savarna Malayali household that accurately portrays the division of labour among other things in Indian society.

The Great Indian Kitchen; A take on rabid sexism

The kitchen is lion's share of the one and half hour movie, along with the repetitive scenes of kitchen the most noticeable is the politics that the filim speaks of, might have made those who don't imagine how bored the women who get stuck in the chain of replicative kitchen life is, feel iriksome for a while.

Malayalam director Naranipuzha Shanavas dies at 37

Naranipuzha Shanavas, best known for directing the recently released Malayalam movie Sufiyum Sujathayum passed away on Tuesday.

Women collective criticises actor Dileep seeking gag orders in sexual assault cases

The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) together with 25 eminent personalities including authors and scholars said in a joint statement that they are deeply concerned about the rising trend of powerful men seeking gag orders on the media in sexual assault and harassment cases.