Thursday, November 25, 2010

Who's the BIG B

Kutty srank, Paleri Manikyam, Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja Three exceptional movies, Seven vibrant charactors, One Brilliant actor, Muhammed Kutty, All this in one calender year in itself is an achievement.

I don't intend talk about how and why Bachan sab got National award for his critically acclaimed Paa , in which he plays a boy with a rare genetic condition known as progeria when the makeup artists (Christein Tinsley and Dominie Till) were more deserving candidates for that award more than the the BIG B himself.

Nor do I intend to praise Mammoty's acting skills and his dedication towards doing good movies which are not block busters in the box office, when he could like other Actors earn more by simply showing his head in commercial Mambo Jumbo and advertisements.

Instead I would take this opportunity to recommend the following movies for the benefit of those who have missed them. Get a copy from your nearest DVD store and enjoy the ride.

1. Paleri Manikyam

2. Kutti Srank

3. Kerala Cafe

4. Pranchiyettan

Also Read:

I’m happy my films won eight national awards: Mammootty


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - A good build up or A complete let down

2 /5
The first part of the season finale of Potter's magical world hit the screens world wide last week. As always the expectations were high and the buzz was in the air with almost all the multiplexes showcasing the gryffindorians in most of their screens.

Having read the whole series and watched all the franchise movies, I went to the theater with a very low expectation.

The movie was engaging as well as entertaining, with some good action sequences with good camera work and great graphics.

The most interesting sub plot from the book along with other sequences was the one in witch how Harry and friends were learning how to with the arrogant and adamant house elf at the Black's house who was now Harry's servant. The sub plot with Kreature and the gryffindorians went completely missing from the movie.

Unlike the the previous episode, Harry potter and The half blood prince this movie had lesser light moments. The only laughs that got generated in the theatre was from the sounds my 11 month old kid was making.

The stand outs of the movie are the performances from its lead characters and some brilliant cinematography. Rupert Grint (Ronald Weasley) has yet again showcased his acting skills wonderfully and is maturing to be a good 'English' actor every year passing.

Instead of working on a good standalone movie, the writers concentrated on a action packed build up for the season finale. And to a good extend they have succeeded. So if you don't compare between the book and the movie, You might get entertained this coming weekend.