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Tag: Malayalam Movies

Iratta (“Twin”/dir. Rohit M.G. Krishnan, 2023)

At a police station in Vagamon, preparations are underway for an event organized by the Kerala Police Housing Co-operative Society and the Kerala Government’s LIFE Mission Scheme, which Forest Minister Geetha Rajendran (Srindaa) will be attending.  Police officers rehearse a song, put out chairs for guests, reporters check their phones…

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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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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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T.P. Balagopalan M.A. (dir. Sathyan Anthikad, 1986)

T.P. Balagopalan (Mohanlal) is a low level employee at Falcon Products.  He earns 800 rupees a month, and uses that money to support his eldest sister, Radha (K.P.A.C. Lalitha) and her family – her husband, Chandrankutty (Kuthiravattam Pappu) who is a bus conductor and largely absent, as well as their…

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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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