June, which narrates a teenage girl’s journey to an independent woman, has many nostalgia-inducing moments that will make you laugh and cry.
Kumbalangi Nights has a fabulous screenplay with well-crafted characters, beautiful visuals and nothing much to criticise.
First of all, the ‘allu’ in Allu Ramendran is not the ‘allu’ in actor Allu Arjun’s name. Instead, the word is used to describe nails or other sharp objects that are used to make a puncture on a tyre. The storyline of Allu Ramendran Ramendran (Kunchacko Boban), a designated driver at the police station, is short-tempered, because of which he has enough enemies. The movie then narrates the major crisis …
VA Shrikumar Menon’s Malayalam movie Odiyan, starring Mohanlal, is a fantasy thriller inspired by the Kerala folklore on the Odiyan clan.
Director Amal Neerad’s Varathan, starring Fahadh Faasil and Aishwarya Lekshmi in main roles, is an exciting and thrilling entertainer that guarantees to keep the audience engaged throughout. An air of mystery surrounds every scene in the second half of the film. It can be tagged the best of Amal Neerad to date.
In debutant Rafeek Ibrahim’s directorial venture Padayottam, actor Biju Menon is seen as a God-fearing goonda Chengal Raghu.
In Abrahaminte Santhathikal, Mammootty portrays the character ACP Derick Abraham, who is an efficient and stylish officer. However, the makers have tried to sell the stylish looks of 66-year-old actor rather than delving into the real issue.
In Njan Marykutty, Jayasurya’s character Mathukutty is a woman trapped in a man’s body. He transforms to Marykutty following a sex reassignment surgery in Chennai. How Marykutty fights against all odds form the story line of Njan Marykutty.
The bilingual movie Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum is the directorial venture of veteran cinematographer BR Vijayalakshmi. Tovino Thomas and Pia Bajpai appear in main roles in this romantic family entertainer.
Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Ee.Ma.Yau, set in the fishing village Chellanam in Ernakulam, narrates a series of incidents that happen following the sudden demise of Vavachan mesthiri. Chemban Vinod Jose, Vinayakan, Dileesh Pothan, Pauly Valsan, among others have delivered remarkable performances in the dark humour movie.
Asif Ali’s campus movie B. Tech, directed by debutant Mridul Nair, narrates the incidents that happen in the life of a bunch of lazy engineering students in Bengaluru. Sreenath Bhasi, Deepak Parambol, Arjun Ashokan, Niranjana Anoop, Aparna Balamurali, Alencier Ley, Anoop Menon and Saiju Kurup also appear in significant roles in the movie.
Director Kannan Thamarakkulam’s Chanakyathanthram narrates the story of a private detective and a series of mishaps that happen in the life of all his subjects. The average crime thriller flick that tries to deliver a serious message has Sshivada Nair and Shruti Ramachandran in female lead roles.
Mollywood megastar Mammootty’s Malayalam movie Uncle: My Dad’s Friend is the debut directorial venture of Gireesh Damodar. Karthika Muraleedharan, Joy Mathew and Muthumani also appear in important roles in the movie, which takes a stand against the moral policing attitude of the public.
Aravindante Athidhikal, directed by M Mohanan, is set in the backdrop of the popular Moobambika temple in Karnataka. The family entertainer, starring Vineeth Sreenivasan, Sreenivasan, Nikhila Vimal and Aju Varghese, is a feel good movie.
Lady star Manju Warrier’s Malayalam movie ‘Mohanlal’ narrates the story of an over enthusiastic fan of superstar Mohanlal. The directorial venture of Sajid Yahiya is strictly to awe super fans of both Mohanlal and Manju.
Director Zakariya Mohammed’s family sports entertainer Sudani From Nigeria is a refreshing tale with the right amount of sentiments and genuine humour. While Samuel Abiola Robinso appears in the title role, Soubin Shahir plays as Majid, who manages a local sevenes football team in Malappuram.
Dileep, Siddharth and Namitha Pramod’s Kammara Sambhavam is the debut directorial venture of Rathish Ambat. The historical satire drama, scripted by Murali Gopy, is technically brilliant, but remains as not everyone’s cup of tea.
Kunchacko Boban and Aditi Ravi play the lead roles in Sreejith Vijayan’s directorial venture Kuttanadan Marpappa. The story line of the family entertainer, which also has Shanthi Krishna and Dharmajan Bolgatty in important roles, is a bit stretched with too many unnecessary subplots.
Director Boban Samuel’s comedy entertainer Vikadakumaran can be called as the Malayalam version of Akshay Kumar’s Bollywood flick Jolly LLB. Vishnu Unnikrishnan plays as a struggling lawyer and a series of incidents that happen after he gets an opportunity to handle a big case form the crux of the movie.
The debut directorial venture of Saiju SS has Unni Mukundan, Gokul Suresh, Miya and Niranjana Anoop in main roles. It begins with the sudden demise of Kerala Chief Minister Chandy and how the mysteries behind the death get unfolded form the gist of the crime thriller.