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Category: Malayalam Movies

Ennalum Ente Aliya (dir. Bash Mohammed, 2023)

Balu (Suraj Venjaramoodu) and Lakshmi (Gayatri Arun) are a couple who have been married eight years, who long to have children.  Balu works as an insurance salesman and motivational speaker on the subject of marriage.  He and Lakshmi live in an apartment complex in Dubai, where, during the three day…

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Sandhesam (“The Message”/dir. Sathyan Anthikad, 1991)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on October 17, 2019. Raghavan Nair (Thilakan) has been a station master for the Indian Railways in Tamil Nadu for 30 years, and bids an emotional farewell to the community he’s become a part of  — but, as he tells the people he’s…

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Paka (“River of Blood”) dir. Nithin Lukose, 2021

A man is pulled from the Johnson River in Kerala’s Wayanad district, in Kerala’s mountainous Western Ghat region.  At night, a group of young men sit around a fire, drinking, and ponder how the dead man got into the river.  Murder, suggests one, but Johnny (Basil Paulose) says that couldn’t…

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Short Film Sunday: Ettam Page (“8th Page”/dir. Thanzeer S, 2017)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on March 26, 2017. Vinay Forrt stars as a journalist held back by his work on page 8 — the obituaries — which he sees, literally, as a dead end. Also starring Aliyar as his boss, and M.R. Gopakumar as a clown —…

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