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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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Chaurahen (dir. Rajshree Ohja, 2007)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on March 23, 2012. Chaurahen (Crossroads) is, of course, Rajshree Ohja’s debut film, released only now, long after it was made and after the release of her second film, Aisha.  It’s an ambitious film – perhaps too ambitious, but it’s difficult to fault Ohja for…

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Sapthamashree Thaskaraha (dir. Anil Radhakrishnan Menon, 2014)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on November 17, 2017. This post is part of the It Takes a Thief blogathon organized by Moon in Gemini (and fair warning, it’s also a bit spoilery).  Be sure to check out all the entries! Marti (Chemban Vinod Jose) arrives at a church in…

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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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Malayalam Movie Double Bills — Mohanlal’s Birthday Edition: Thenmavin Kombath and Pingami

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on May 21, 2020. In honour of Mohanlal’s 60th birthday, you’ll no doubt be reading many tributes to the Malayalam actor, and poring over lists of his best films (or what each list compiler thinks are his best films, but we all know that…

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