Kannur Squad places its politics between copaganda, a form of propaganda where police are depicted in a positive manner while hiding their negative qualities; and enforcing a stereotype that crime flows in the blood of marginalised communities.
Starring Mammootty, Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam takes us to a day and an afternoon of divinity, departure and the possibilities of distinguishing the Other.
Harshad, a Malayalam scriptwriter, is best known for his two feature films Unda (2019) and Puzhu (2022). Puzhu (meaning worm) is a 2022 Malayalam flick jointly written by Harshad, Sharfu, and Suhas and directed by debutante Ratheena, with actor legend Mammootty as Kuttan, Parvathy Thiruvothu as Bharathi, Appunni Sasi as Kuttappan aka KP and Vasudev Sajeesh as Kichu in the lead roles.
Kuttan the IPS officer epitomizes the violent Brahmanical state that incarcerates innocent Muslims and Dalits for the crimes committed by caste Hindus.
Legendary filmmaker KS Sethumadhavan died on Friday at his residence in Chennai. He was 94.
Mammootty and Parvathy are set to come together for the time for a new Malayalam film, 'Puzhu' directed by Ratheena.