Joju George

Aviyal Starts Off As A Nice, Grounded Coming-Of-Age Story Until It Arjun-Reddies Itself Up

It is this same authenticity and a lived-in feel that goes completely missing when the film shifts to Goa for…

Pada Movie Review: A Tense Political Thriller With The Temperament Of A Heist Film

With the deftness in treatment and a set of great performances in totality, Pada tells the story of a movement…

Why Freedom Fight Is the Best Malayalam Anthology Ever Made

The anthology gets every one of the five shorts spot on in terms of lingering impact, providing thought-provoking commentary

Freedom Fight Movie Review: Finally, A Consistently Engaging Anthology Where The Sum Is As Good As Its Parts

These individual stories reflect generations of societal conditioning dealing with injustices like sexism, inequality, neglect and casteism, albeit with varying…

BR Review: Halitha Shameem and Richard Anthony’s Films Are The Best In ‘Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadha’

With Loners, I think Halitha Shameem breaks through to the next level and I think this film signifies the arrival…

Anthologies Are Definitely Here To Stay. They’re Like A Box Of Chocolates: Madhumitha

The second edition of Puthum Pudhu Kaalai is a lot more personal. They are an exploration of love, longing, loneliness,…

BR Review: Madhuram Is A Set Of Love Stories As Sweet As The Title

The film is so evenly made, without getting too sugary or sentimental, and that is the secret of the movie's…

Madhuram Movie Review: A Moving Deep-Dive Into Three Love Stories And The Lovely People Inhabiting Them

Written broadly as the story of three couples from three generations, the film is strongest when it’s a lecture series…

Madhuram Trailer Talk: Strangers In A Hospital, Finding Hope

The film is about holding on with love and hope as a bunch of strangers find that comfort in each…

Nayattu: When Ruthless Practicality Becomes The Norm

Martin Prakkat and Shahi Kabir's Nayattu is a road movie with an undertone of unsettling tension and grey morality

Malik: About And Against Oppression, Both Systemic And Systematic

Even though the film is an understated version of the benevolent crime lord's rise and fall, the overall treatment and…

Malik: When Power, Politics And Relationships Intersect

Malik is more than just an epic crime film. It is a story of friendships turned sour, of greed and…