Malayalam Opinion

Dileep, The Alleged Criminal, Does Not Want You To Separate Him From His Artform

An ex-fan of the ex-star calls out the actor’s bluff in his attempts to use his art as a means…

Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Jallikattu Is Out Of The Oscar Race, But It Was Always A Long Shot

A 'Pebbles' winning the prestigious Tiger award at Rotterdam is but a pebble in a pond. For one, the festival…

Southern Lights: On ‘June’ And The Pleasures Of Even Not-So-Great Malayalam Cinema

The detailing seems to come less from a screenwriting manual than from someone’s life

Southern Lights: Men, Maleness, Masculinity And Family In Kumbalangi Nights

The many facets of an intricate drama from director Madhu C Narayanan and writer Syam Pushkaran. (Be warned. Spoilers ahead.)

Southern Lights: The Prithviraj-Parvathy Starrer ‘My Story’ Is A Meh Story

Plus, thoughts on this unnamed genre, which finds new ways to embadden an already bad movie

Southern Lights: A Shout-out To Jayasurya’s Performance In ‘Njan Marykutty’…

Plus, thoughts on cis actors in trans roles, ‘Asuravadham’, and a beautiful ‘singer’s song’ from the seventies’

Southern Lights: A Reliably Unreliable Narrator

A look back at a scene from Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s ‘Anantaram’, which turned thirty this year

Southern Lights: Best New Year Songs

These are our pick of songs for the occasion from across south India. What are yours?

Southern Lights: A Reliably Unreliable Narrator

A look back at a scene from Adoor Gopalakrishnan's 'Anantaram', which turned thirty this year

Southern Lights: Star Struck

Should star ratings (terrible as they are) be absolute or relative? Let's discuss