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Category: Malayalam Movies

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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Short Film Sunday: Janaki (dir. Suneesh K Sukumaran, 2017)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on December 10, 2017. Totally Filmi Casa Fave Indrajith lends his voice to this short film from graphic artist and director Suneesh K. Sukumaran.  The film marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the destruction of the Babri Masjid, an event that changed the face of…

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Orange Marangalude Veedu (“House of Orange Trees”/dir. Dr. Biju, 2021)

Malayalam filmmaker Dr. Biju returns to the film festival circuit with Orange Marangalude Veedu (“House of Orange Trees”), currently screening as part of the New York Indian Film Festival.  I’ve written before that Dr. Biju’s emphasis as a filmmaker is to create films that serve to inform and advocate on…

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Pranchiyettan and the Saint (dir. Ranjith, 2010)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on November 11, 2011. Late one evening, businessman Chirammal Enashu Francis (AKA Pranchiyettan, as per the film’s title) makes a visit to the churchyard, first, to “visit” with his ancestors (whom he claims later to be able to actually see).  Pranchiyettan needs their…

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Traffic (dir. Rajesh Pillai, 2011)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on December 30, 2011. A cinema superstar.  A discredited traffic constable.  A surgeon about to celebrate his first year wedding anniversary.  A young journalist just starting his first day on the job.  Their friends, their partners, their families, their colleagues.  All of these…

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