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Doob: No Bed of Roses (dir. Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, 2017)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on August 28, 2018. “Why does your father always cast you in his films?” a young Nitu (Parno Mittra) asks Saberi (Tisha) as the two eat from their lunch boxes. “If you want, I’ll ask him to cast you next time,” Saberi tells…

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5 Favourite Films of the ’50s Blogathon: Indian Edition

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on May 16, 2019. I haven’t participated in a blogathon in a while, but when I saw that there was one dedicated to celebrating National Classic Movie Day, I really wanted to dust off the blog and share something.  The idea is to…

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In Ghost House Inn (dir. Lal, 2010)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on October 31, 2019. We first met the four friends Mahadevan (Mukesh), Govindankutty (Siddique), Appukuttan (Jagadish) and Thomaskutty (Ashokan) in the 1990 film In Harihar Nagar, a comedy thriller from the writing/directing duo Siddique-Lal which became a massive hit and which remains a cult…

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Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu (“Twenty-First Century”, dir. Arun Gopy, 2019)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on November 15, 2019 Appu (Pranav Mohanlal) and his family run a beach-front establishment in Goa by night, organizing the kind of parties that Goa has become synonymous with.  By day, he surfs.  And rescues his father, Baba (Manoj K. Jayan), from Abusi…

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