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Ezra - A Malayalam Horror movie about a Jewish dybbuk that I found hilarious

A new Prithviraj movie is worth a 40 minute drive, and his latest is Ezra which finally came to a few US theaters this weekend (it released in Kerala on Feb. 827 more words

Ezra (Almost Got It)

Ezra, directed by Jay K and starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, is the latest in a line of Malayalam horror films trying to buck the trend of the old woman-in-white, Yakshi’s revenge type of horror films of the past. 450 more words


Jomonte Suvisheshangal - Dulquer Salmaan in a sweet family drama

What spurs me to drive 40 minutes to the only theater in Chicago that shows Malayalam films? – a new Dulquer Salmaan movie!  A woman stopped me as I walked out of the theater, “Do you like Malayalam films?” I told her of course and that I’m a big Dulquer fan.   861 more words

Vivek Oberoi added that he will do a Malayalam film once he gets a good offer.

Once the most sought after young heroes in Bollywood, Vivek Oberoi has of late been very selective. He is currently working in Kollywood star Ajith’s upcoming movie, tentatively titled as Thala 57, directed by Siruthai Siva. 196 more words


Taming the shrew? - Why slapping women should not be normalised in Malayalam media

There is a particularly disturbing trope that has spanned through Malayalam films and serials since the beginning of their conception: slapping a woman to “teach her a lesson” or to “make her behave”. 847 more words


Movie Review: Vettah

Vettah was Rajesh Pillai’s final cinematic work before his untimely death in February of this year. Like many of his films, including the widely-acclaimed Traffic, Vettah utilizes hyperlink narrative techniques in conveying a riveting tale about two dedicated police officers attempting to tear through web of lies, conjured by the mysterious, yet crafty Melvin Phillip, in order to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of a beloved actress. 420 more words

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