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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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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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Malayalam Movie Double Bills — May Day Edition: Lal Salam and Left Right Left

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on May 1, 2020. When I was little, Communism was something to be feared, something to be suppressed, and the news each May 1st carried reports on the displays of military power by the former Soviet Union, probably as an object lesson that we…

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