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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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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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Pappan Priyappetta Pappan (“Pappan, Dear Pappan”/dir. Sathyan Anthikad, 1986)

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on July 31, 2019 Pappan (Rahman) seems to have it all:  his singing career is taking off, and he’s about to be married to Sarina (Lissy).  But Pappan’s career comes at a cost to Umesh (Jose), another singer whose popularity is waning as…

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Malayalam Movies: Ten from 2011

This post first appeared on Totally Filmi on January 4, 2020. Traffic (dir. Rajesh Pillai) 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. …

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