Uyare (Malayalam) 2019 Movie Review:

I like watching Malayalam movies though I don’t understand this language because they make wonderful movies which are strong on stories and characters, rather than superstars.I haven’t seen Deepika’s Chapak yet. Hence, I can’t comment on that one. However, this one felt so realistic.The performance by Parvathy Thiruvothu was simply superb! She became the character Pallavi, a strong-willed woman who has always aspired to become a pilot. How her dreams get shattered when the person whom she loves most becomes possessive about her and attacks he with acid. Then how she gets back on her feet with sheer determination and will power forms the crux of the movie.Director Manu Ashokan and writer Writers: Bobby, Sanjay should be appreciated for coming up with such a touching and moving story, which is an inspiration. Not all men are bad, if one tries to destroy Pallavi’s life, the other tries to help her to stand back on her feet.I just loved Tovino Thomas’s character Vishal Rajashekharan. We require more men like him in our society. I thank Veena Ramachandra, my cousin for recommending me this wonderful movie.I watched this one on NETFLIX. My rating is 4.5/5. Highly recommended. Please watch this one.

Brave and Beautiful (Turkish TV Series dubbed in Hindi)

Brave and Beautiful (Turkish TV Series dubbed in Hindi) Available on MX Player App : I usually don’t like watching TV series with few exceptions like Stranger Things, Dark to name a few. My good friend and colleague Ritesh had recommended this one, and I thought to give it a try. It has beautiful cinematography and production values, wonderful music and above all wonderful lead characters Cezur ve Guzel played by Tuba and Kivanc. They both share good chemistry on screen which makes this series an interesting watch. The twists and turns in the story keeps the viewer guessing what would happen next? The plot is about Tahsin who is head of the Korludag family, his wealth and great influence in the town which he had built makes him feared and respected by everyone. Tahsin has two children; his son Korhan is a disappointment to his father, but Sühan, his smart and beautiful daughter, whom he loves dearly. Korhan’s wife is without success trying to get pregnant. As she fears that Sühan will deliver an heir to the family fortune before herself, she tries to kill her sister-in-law. However, her evil plans are spoiled when a handsome stranger Cezur enters the story, saving Sühan’s life, becoming her lover. But what no one knows what is inside this stranger’s mind. Will his love for Sühan stop him going ahead with his revenge plan or is it all part of his master plan to seek vengeance? Supporting cast have done good work. This series has 101 episodes. My rating is 3.5/5. Recommended.


55 Fiction

“Have you seen a ghost?” The boy asked the graveyard keeper, one night.

The graveyard keeper grinned wickedly and snapped his finger, before disappearing into thin air.

‘Now, do you believe?” asked a creepy voice

The boy ran as fast as he could towards the exit gate of the cemetery.


55 Fiction – Alternate version

“Have you seen a ghost?” The boy asked the graveyard keeper, one night.

“No.” replied the graveyard keeper, “What are you doing here?”

The boy grinned wickedly and snapped his finger, before disappearing into thin air.

‘Now, do you believe?” asked a creepy voice

The graveyard keeper’s heart beat for one last time.

Photograph(2019) Hindi Movie Review

It is Nawazuddin Siddique and Sanya Malhotra who are saving grace in this slow burner which tests one’s patience. It is surprising to know that it is from the director who gave us “The Lunch Box” which I loved.

A complete stranger who is a struggling street photographer Rafiq (Nawazuddin) at Mumbai’s Gateway of India, convinces a youngster Miloni (Sanya) to pose for a picture. Also he uses the pic for the well-being of his grand mother. Later, Miloni pretends to be his fiancee in front of his grand mother. They both discover that they have a lot in common as the movie crawls towards the end.

Though the movie is slow and dragging, it has its moments like Rafig’s hunt for a bottle of Campa Cola which was fav drink in the 70’s and 80’s.The company had stopped producing cool drinks long back. The movie is like a directionless kite with a cut string that allows the wind to guide it.

The open-ended climax is cleverly done and it comes unexpectedly. The best thing is that the movie leaves a lot for one’s imagination. Photograph might not be the perfect picture, but it is intriguing and takes you back in time. My rating is 3/5. Recommended for those who have lots of patience.


Brochevarevarura (2019) Telugu Movie review

This is the second movie of the director Vivek Athreya and the best thing about this movie is that it has twists and turns. Also it is unpredictable. Story and Screen play is brilliant. This one something refreshing as Telugu audience are used to contrived plots and stereotyped protagonists.

Though the movie is slow in developing, but you never feel bored. Usually, it is execution that makes a big difference as the story is pretty simple.This one is a fun ride thriller that brings a smile on audience face towards the end. Everyone performed well.

The dark comedy genre is something rare in Telugu movies. Cinematography and BGM are a delight.Brochevarevarura (who will save us?). Well, the director has saved us with an entertaining comic thriller after his debuntant Mental Madhilo which impressed us.

This one has sub titles and everyone can enjoy it on Amazoin prime. My rating is 3.5/4. Highly Recommended.


Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya (2019) Telugu Movie Review:

Nice to know that at least some of the Telugu movies are coming out of routine. Agent Sai…is a detective movie with subtitles on Amazon prime and everyone should watch this one.Naveen Polishetty has done a remarkable job as the lead detective with an empty cafe coffee day cup in his hand, who watches suspense movies and is a fan of Sherlock Holmes.

The best thing about this movie is there are no songs, item songs, no romance. This one is best detective movie after Chiru’s Chantabhai.

Good job by debutant director Swaroop RSJ. The movie works mainly because of the story which is accompanied with right screen play and background music.

All in all, a good suspense movie with nice twists and turns that keep you engaged. My rating is 3.5/5. Recommended.