Eastern Chemmeen International Short Film Awards 2016 Chemmeen, the evergreen Malayalam romantic drama film celebrated its Golden Jubilee. The movie which raised the prestige of Malayalam cinema, at the forefront of change in the direction and quality of Indian Cinema in the 1960s was the first Malayalam movie to win the National Award.In tribute to this 50 years of classic life, Global Initiative for Excellence (GIE), Publishers of Global k Magazine organizes 'The Chemmeen International Short Film Awards'. Global k Magazine is promoting positive thinking in the industrial scenario of Kerala by projecting developments and initiatives of public and private sectors. Bringing successful entrepreneurs and technocrats to the limelight is also envisaged. Short Films
Anarkali This romantic thriller is set in the beautiful locales of Lakshadweep. Prithviraj stars as Shanthanu, a Navy officer and a deep sea diving instructor. At a particular turn of events he has to take charge as the diving instructor of Lakshadweep sports academy. Commodore Zacharia (Biju Menon), Rear Admiral Jaffer Imam (Kabir Bedi) and Dr. Sherin (Mia George) are people with whom he has close association while he was in Navy. Priyal Gor plays Shantanu's love interest Nadira. Watch Now
Maalgudi Days The story takes place in a winter season at a hill station near Vagamon. The landmark of the place is Maalgudi National Public School which has “winter vacation” in place of summer vacation. The two child characters are Atheena and Milan pursuing their 4th grade in the school. Atheena and Milan accidently meet Zephan (Anoop Menon), a mysterious man in an abandoned house behind the school. The film is an emotional suspense thriller. Watch Now
Chaayam Poosiya Veedu Gautam is a lonely writer, a man imprisoned by his own ‘good’ ideas about himself. One day, he has a heart attack and falls. The doorbell rings. Vishaya, a beautiful girl comes asking if she can stay the night. He lets her. Then comes Rahul, a young man. These two meetings unleash events which make Gautam confront every belief he has held about himself. Watch Now
Salt Mango Tree ‘Salt Mango Tree’ is a family fun entertainer narrated in a hilarious way. The movie narrates the simple story of Aravindhan T P (Biju Menon), a medical store owner. His wife Priya (Lakshmi Chandramouli) is an accountant in a company named Global Emigration Service. Their son Ashwin is 5 years old. They want to admit their son, Manu (Master Varkichan), to a reputed English medium school to make up for the lack of English proficiency quotient in the house. One hurdle that shatters their dreams is Aravind’s continued poor show at the parents’ interviews.The resulting incidents are plotted in a humorous way in ‘Salt Mango Tree’. Watch Now
Ain Maanu (Musthafa) is a naïve, lazy and aimless youngster who doesn’t have a steady job with a steady income. Although time has come for him to shoulder the responsibility of providing for his family, he runs away from it and is least concerned about what life means to him. Maanu flees his native place to Mangalore in fear of his life, after witnessing the gruesome murder of a local political functionary. The interaction he has with Saira (Rachana Narayanankutty) following a chance meeting with her has a bearing on him and influences him to change his outlook towards life. Watch Now
Kanyaka Talkies Kuyyali is a sleepy hillside village where stands Kanyaka Talkies (Virgin Talkies), a twenty year old cinema theatre, whose mainstay was screening of soft porn films. When the owner of the theatre, Yakoob faces many tragedies in his personal life, one after the other, he decides to bid adieu to Kuyyali,and give up Kanyaka. Upon leaving, he requests the local Christian diocese to take over the theatre building and space. Diocese converts it into a church and Father Michele gets appointed as the priest of the ‘newly converted’ church. The church attracts a steady stream of followers and one among them is Ancy. Ancy lives the double life of a home nurse and that of an ‘extra’ in b grade movies.After taking charge in the new church Father Michele starts hearing some strange voices. Kanyaka Talkies follows a series of events that unfold in Kuyyali and which connects Yakoob, Ancy and Father Michele as three dots of a triangle. Watch Now
Ottaal Eight year old Kuttappayi (Ashanth K Shah) having lost both his parents accompanies his grand dad (Kumarakom Vasudevan) to the water filled farms where they plan to spend the post-harvest season rearing ducks. Canoeing about in the muddy waters with the ducks quacking away to glory, the duo hold on to each other, despite one having reached the horizon of his life and the other having just about commenced on his journey. Ottaal, the film for all ages, tells the story of a young boy and his relationship with his grandfather, the only family he has. This beautiful film from noted director Jayaraj Nair and winner of the Kerala State Award for Best Film this year and multiple National Awards becomes the first Malayalam Film ever to release online on the same day as its theatrical release. Watch Now

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Saturday, February 11

Ezra Review Roundup

If you are at the theatres ready to be scared by director Jay K’s Ezra, well, this one is not intended to send a chill down your spine. Of course, there are some mystery elements to the storyline though. (Read more)
Rating: 2.8 out of 5

Undoubtedly the BEST horror thriller ever made in Malayalam so far. Don't miss this one.... (Read more)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Ezra is crafted very smartly packaging it with typical horror movie ingredients plus a conflict that is genuinely fresh. The impression the movie manages to create through it is a positive one. But the film fumbles considerably in the second half, especially towards the last 45 minutes or so where the developments are happening in a loud way but doesn’t have the kind of impact one would expect from the film. (Read more)
Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Ezra was announced as a first-of-its-kind horror movie in Mollywood, and naturally you step into the hall with such expectations. However, except for a story-line which makes for a horror movie, there is nothing much in the movie which a horror phobic needs to be wary of. (Read more)
Rating: 3.0 out of 5

Thursday, February 2

Munthirivallikal Thalirukumbol Review Roundup

'The creative execution is what saves the day in 'Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol', and the quaint romanticism that it lays out one of a kind. Jibu Jacob might not have come up with a bonafide masterpiece, but 'Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol' is indeed an awesome choice to start off your new cinema year! (Read more)
Rating: 2.8 out of 5

'Director Jibu Jacob’s Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol is an engaging family saga that justifies its tagline “My life is my wife”. (Read more)
Rating: 3 out of 5

'Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol is the family entertainer, which stars Mohanlal in the lead role. The movie, which is an adaptation of the short story Pranayopanishad, is directed by Jibu Jacob and scripted by Sindhu Raj. Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol is produced by Weekend Blockbusters. (Read more)
Rating: 3 out of 5

'Mohanlal’s next after the historic success of Pulimurugan, Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol was released today in 337 thetares across India. This much anticipated movie is directed by Vellimoonga fame Jibu Jacob and also marks the joining together of Drishyam couple Mohanlal and Meena once again. (Read more)
Rating: 7.5/10

'The relationship of parents can have an influence on the life of kids as they are seeing almost every aspect of that bond. Jibu Jacob’s new directorial venture Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol is an elaborate lecture on that aspect of life. While the main agenda is to establish this message, the movie lingers way too much on building up the whole premise. (Read more)
Rating: 2.5/5

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Sunday, October 23

Aanandam Review Roundup

A debutant's work, in particular, would give you such minute weak points to quibble in hindsight, so would college. (Read more)
Rating: 3 out of 5

Debutant director Ganesh Raj’s Anandam is essentially about an eventful trip that a class of engineering students go for, mixing pleasure, fun and some learning. It’s one of those Mills & Boon type popcorn flick for which the scale of enjoyment could be directly proportional to your age and state of mind. (Read more)
Rating: 3 out of 5

It has to be said that Aanandam has marked the impressive debut of a group of youngsters. Arun, Thomas, Annu, Anarkali, Roshan, Siddhi, Vishak etc., have played their part perfectly. (Read more)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Aanandam is a sweet coming of age story showing the lives of students in an engineering college presented in a travel mood. The first half is full of life, fun and vibrance. There is a whole lot of freshness in the movie. (Read more)
Rating: 7.9 out of 10

Aanandam from debutant director Ganesh Raj is a really pleasing entertainer feel good movie. Baring its posh backdrop, there is very less to complain about Aanandam. (Read more)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Thursday, October 13

Top 10 must watch Thrillers of Malayalam Cinema

Are you someone that enjoys nail-biting thrillers more than cheesy Romantic movies?
Well then this is definitely worth a read. Here are the top 10 Thrillers that everyone must watch.


The story of a highly successful lawyer that wins freedom to all his clients and gives them their punishment in his own cruel way; Chintamani's murder being one of his cases.


Various lives in a city all brought together by one incident. An emotional road trip from Kochi to Palakkad where a beating heart has to reach the hospital in less than 2 hours to save a girl's life.
Will the girl live ? Will they make it on time, with the Traffic ?


A junior journalist sets out to write the autobiography of a convict who seems to have interested her with his way of talking. He keeps professing that he never committed any of the crimes that he's in prison for. She tries getting him out of jail with the intention of earning a name with his untold story.
The events that follow in the movie are sure to give chills to the audience.


A cold blooded unsolved murder opened up again after 50 years to find the murderer of Manikyam in the small city of Paleri.

6) 7th DAY

A suspended crime branch officer gets involved in the investigation of a twisted case after he suspects a group of 5 friends of weird behavior.


A newly wedded couple moves into an ancestral mansion and experiences unusual and supernatural events. They contact their close friend who is a psychiatrist who comes to the bottom of this mystery.


Sethurama Iyer is an investigative officer of the Central Bureau of Investigation. He, along with the two other CBI officers, solve the cold murders. The way Sethurama Iyer cracks the case is what makes the films worth the watch.


What happens when your best friend is murdered and you are the only person who solved the case. On your way to bring the truth to light, you meet with an accident that makes you lose your memory, leaving you back to where you began. Mumbai Police is the journey of  Antony Moses IPS who not only wants to solve the murder, again, but figure out his forgotten identity.


A police officer that has lost all hope in life is wanted by the police to solve a very unusual murder, which soon turns out to be an act of a serial killer. A nail biting film that can surprise you with its most unexpected revelations.


Well no words can truly explain this one.In a sentence.  It is the story of a middle class family and how they cover up for the murder they commit.
Definitely a must-watch !

Start watching these films now itself !! :D

Saturday, October 1

Kismath Review Roundup

Flawlessly acted, remarkably scripted and skilfully executed, 'Kismat' is a striking cinematic accomplishment that needs to be seen and appreciated. It brandishes the emotional tumult that lies within, with immense ferocity and passion, and emerges exultantly as one of the best films that have made it to the screens this year. (Read more)
Rating: 3 out of 5

Debutant director Shanavas K Bavakutty’s Kismath, which is based on a real event, raises some pertinent questions about the attitude of the society that we live. (Read more)
Rating: 2 out of 5

യുവത്വത്തിന്റെ ഊര്‍ജ്ജസ്വലതയും കൗമാരക്കാരന്റെ അങ്കലാപ്പുകളും നിറഞ്ഞ ഇര്‍ഫാന്‍ എന്ന കഥാപാത്രത്തെ വളരെ മനോഹരമായാണ് ഷെയ്ന്‍ നിഗം അവതരിപ്പിച്ചത് (Read more)
Rating: 3.4 out of 5

‘Kismat’ sure makes us sit up and take notice and director Shanavas Bhavakutty has spoken up on some pertinent issues from a novel angle. There are no elements of fantasy or make-believe. The world of ‘Kismat’ is real and tangible. In a way it makes us question our own perspectives and basically hold a mirror to the attitudes and mid sets of contemporary society. (Read more)
Rating: 3 out of 5

Kismath isn’t entirely a love story that tries to pitch another Romeo and Juliet to its viewer. It has a clear and strong agenda and it presents that with all the sincerity (Read more)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Thursday, September 22

The serious side of Indrans

Indrans is someone that all of us grew up watching. Even though to most of us he's a comedian, he's an actor who has acted in over 250 films. But what most of us don't know is that this wonderful actor is a tailor by profession. He debuted in Choothattam both as a costume designer and an actor. He worked for years as a costume designer and settled for minor roles in the industry.

But it was the movie CID Unnikrishnan that became a turning point in his career. The audience loved his comedy and soon became recognized for his jokes.

But over the years, this vibrant actor has proved himself manifold. He has not just taken up serious roles but has earned a name for his acting. He is choosy about films and makes sure he can create an impact on people with his outstanding talent. He won the Kerala State Film Award (Special Jury Award)  for his brilliant portrayal of the role of Joseph in Apothecary.

Munroe Island ( Mundrothuruth) is an upcoming film by Manu in which we get to see Indrans in a lead role. He plays the role of a grandfather who gets to meet his grandson after many years. Indrans is said to have done a marvelous portrayal of this role. It is done to utmost perfection and his dialogue delivery is something that adds on to the beauty of the film.
He is truly one of the greatest assets the Malayalam film industry could ever get and his worth can be seen in his upcoming Munroe Island. With him playing his serious side, It definitely will be a must-watch !

Sunday, September 11

Oppam Review Roundup

Director Priyadarshan has created several memorable gems with Mohanlal in the past that are still popular with the viewers. But the duo has not been in their best form of late. Considering this in mind, Oppam is a welcome change. (Read more)
Rating: 3 out of 5

മലയാള സിനിമയുടെ വസന്തമായ മോഹന്‍ലാല്‍-പ്രിയദര്‍ശന്‍ കൂട്ടുകെട്ടിന്റെ തിരിച്ചുവരവില്‍ കിട്ടിയ ഓണസമ്മാനമാണ് ഒപ്പം (Read more)
Rating: 3 out of 5

Crime thrillers are supposed to be nail-biting with clinical perfection in detailing along with something that makes the movie qualify for being called as a unique one. The plot of Oppam which has a blind man in search of a murderer indeed is an exciting one. (Read more)
Rating: 2.5 out of 5

The legendary charm of the Mohanlal-Priyadarshan, which was not visible in the duo's last few outings, is back in its full glory, in Oppam. The director has successfully made a flawless thriller, despite this being his first attempt. (Read more)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

This thriller is a well crafted movie and is an enjoyable ride which puts together human emotions with some philosophical musings. A thriller can have different guises as in movies as varied as 'Ivide' and 'Drishyam'. 'Oppam' is again of a different breed. (Read more)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Sunday, August 21

Anuraga Karikkin Vellam - Review Roundup

Anuraga Karikkin Vellam' is an engaging diversion from the sappy romantic tales that are often stuffed down our throats. It's an artfully crafted film that deserves all the applause that it can get, and is an intricately nuanced lesson on love, loss and life! (Read more)
Rating: 3 out of 5

Anuraga Karikkin Vellam is one of those cute family movies packed with a basketful of laughter, emotions and thoughts that you can give in to, without a second thought. (Read more)
Rating: 3 out of 5

ഒരു ശരാശരി മലയാളി കുടുംബത്തിലെ അന്തരീക്ഷങ്ങള്‍ ചേര്‍ത്തിണക്കി പ്രണയിച്ചിട്ടുള്ളവര്‍ക്കും നഷ്ട പ്രണയങ്ങള്‍ ഉള്ളവര്‍ക്കും നന്നായി 'റിലേറ്റ്' ചെയ്യാന്‍ പ... (Read more)
Rating: 4 out of 5

Realistic comic entertainers have always been in vogue all through the years. A good plot or content added to this would guarantee great audience reviews. 'Anuraga Karikkin Vellam' has catered to this taste and easily emerges as one of the most probable winner of this year's Ramzan releases. There are many factors that work in favour of the movie. The movie is high on realism, comedy, relatability, empathy, romance and content. These more or less spells success. (Read more)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

With numerous characters interconnected over a small space, this feel good entertainer throws light on another side of broken love and offers a pleasing two hours inside the cinema hall. (Read more)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Anuraga Karikkin Vellam, is a cute, simple movie with feel-good factor. The film is much more than a romantic story and delves deeply into importance of relationships, without going preachy. A real good watch! (Read more)
Rating: 3 out of 5

Anuraga Karikkin Vellam is one of the best family movies released here in Mollywood and it will never disappoint you if you love to watch class entertainers. It is more or less like we are watching our own life on screen and never miss this experience. (Read more)
Rating: 7.9/10

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