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Al Mallu ( “A Malayalee” dir. Boban Samuel, 2020)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on December 31, 2020. Nayana (Namitha Pramod) is a young Malayalee who, like many young Keralites, finds herself working in Dubai to try to secure a better future.  One day, she is visited by a man (Siddique) claiming to be the father of…

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Sudani From Nigeria (dir. Zakariya Mohammed, 2018)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on January 11, 2021 The Malabar region of Kerala is home to a form of football known as “Sevens” – seven players a side, a smaller pitch, slightly different rules.  In places like Malappuram, where Sudani From Nigeria is set, football is more popular than…

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Looking for a Lady With Fangs and a Moustache (dir. Khyentse Norbu, 2019)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on April 7, 2021 Tenzin (Tsering Tashi Gyalthang) is an entrepreneur looking to open a coffee shop in Kathmandu – he knows what he wants:  the right combination of location, atmosphere, and good coffee, in some ways the very things that western coffee…

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Aarkkariyam (“Who Knows?”/dir. Sanu John Varghese, 2021)

Ittyavira (Biju Menon) is a retired math teacher living in Kottayam.  His daughter Sherley (Parvathy) is widowed and remarried to Roy (Sharafudheen, who in the space of a few films has become a particular house favourite), whose business is facing financial issues.  Roy has borrowed money from his friend Vyshak…

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