Thursday, 9 April 2015

Oru Vadakkan Selfie

CAST:Nivin Pauly, Aju Varghese, Vineeth Sreenivasan, ManjimaDIRECTION:G Prajith

SYNOPSIS: Engineering student Umesh is an academically lost soul, but wishes to be a filmmaker. After an attractive Daisy moves to his neighbourhood with her family, he feels motivated to scale greater heights so he can impress her. An incidental train journey with her changes his life forever.

REVIEW: Oru Vadakkan Selfie is two films in one. While its full-of-life first half is a humorous joyride depicting relatable life situations of an engineering college student, the second is a detective story. Set in locales popularized by Thattathin Marayathu and lining up more or less similar characters, one would feel it's a remix of the 'ummachikutty-loves-aimless-Nair' story. But midway, the film changes track into a thriller.

Umesh who has lost interest in academics is equally clueless when it comes to pursuing his filmmaking ambitions. When pretty girl Daisy moves in to his neighbourhood, a love-struck Umesh tells his friends that they are a couple. Fearing that he may have to join the family business upon failing in all subjects, Umesh runs away to Chennai, only to find Daisy on the train. A photo clicked with her lands him in dire straits and his life takes a new turn.

Nivin Pauly lights up the screen with his effervescence and steals every scene, playing the deadbeat Umesh. Though his mannerisms remind one of 'Rameshan' in 1983 who gives academics a backseat for the love of cricket, the actor's antics do not fail to entertain. Many dialogues mouthed by Aju's partner-in-crime character and Vineeth's private detective avatar are crafted with precision to evoke laughter.

Post interval, however, the narrative wobbles when it dons the garb of a detective thriller, though Aju's antics offer some comic relief. The story derails from what it started out to be and it seems as though the director did not know where to take his characters to. One can't help but wonder what the film was all about as the credits start rolling post the convoluted, abrupt climax.

Ennum Eppozhum Movie Review

CAST:Mohanlal, Manju Warrier, Reenu Mathews
DIRECTION:Sathyan Anthikad

SYNOPSIS: Journalist Vineeth M Pillai's carefree nature does not go down well with his colleagues or new boss. Taking a comprehensive interview of advocate Deepa, an overnight celebrity, is his chance to set his image right. Vineeth shadows the tenacious lawyer to understand her better and what starts off as a news assignment transforms into something much more.

REVIEW: One of the most original and compelling storytellers in Mollywood, Sathyan Anthikad movies are often cinematic equivalents of feel-good neighbourhood chats. If similar expectations tag along as you book seats for his latest film, you may be in for many surprises. In Ennum Eppozhum, he presents a movie that has a refreshing plot moulded in an old-school kiln.

Chronic bachelor and senior journalist Vineeth N Pillai is a man-child. Be it in the orderliness expected in an adult's personal life or in observing the proprieties of a professional, he remains least bothered to be impressive. His new boss entrusts him with the task of interviewing celebrity lawyer Deepa and it is Vineeth's chance to save his credibility. As he follows her around, a never-before connection is forged with the brave woman and his assignment grows into something more profound.

As it is, the plot and the characters that give it life are new-fangled, and the director has attempted his signature style of entertaining through a hearty story. There are a handful of nostalgic moments in which Mohanlal fans can easily break into thunderous applause. Manju is convincing as a separated mother and smart career woman who stands up for herself and others. However, instances that tie the story together seldom seem plausible, which is often the touted characteristic of Sathyan Anthikad films.

To begin with, Mohanlal's character has all the time in the world for this single assignment and in the name of an obligation - the details of which are hardly known or convincing to the audience - his boss starts favouring him one fine day. For apparently no reason, an influential builder (Ranji Panicker), against whom Deepa moves legally, agrees to her conditions in sequences that are expected to be funny. One can't find any comic moment that would remotely stand up to the innumerable, evergreens gems of humour found in yesteryear Sathyan Anthikad movies. Here, they almost consistently fail to deliver. Besides, it gets a tad too boring when yet another filmmaker fashions Manju Warrier's character mirroring her real-life situation, throwing in a troubled relationship with dance for solace. In fact, her husband's name is Rajeev, just as it was in How Old Are You!

Ennum Eppozhum lacks the fluidity and penetration power that a Sathyan Anthikad film promises and is ultimately underwhelming. Nevertheless, it has moments to relish for fans of both stars.

Fast And Furious 7 Movie Review

CAST:Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Djimon Hounsou, Nathalie Emmanuel

DURATION:2 hours 17 minutes


STORY: Dominic (Diesel), Brian (Walker), Letty (Rodriguez) Roman (Gibson) and Tej (Ludacris) are approached by Frank (Russell) to acquire a device called 'God's Eye' designed by a hacker, Ramsey (Emmanuel). This is a backdrop for the real confrontation - Deckard Shaw (Statham) who seeks revenge from Dominic for the death of his younger brother. From the US to Azerbaijan, then Dubai and back to LA, the fight is, indeed, both fast and furious.

REVIEW: Amazing stunts aside, James Wan (Insidious 2, The Conjuring) probably faced two big challenges when making this film. The first, crafting a movie that glorifies insanely reckless driving while also being sensitive to the fact that one of the leads (in a sad irony) died in a reckless sports car crash. Secondly, making a seamless film given the fact that Paul Walker - a name synonymous with this series - is no more. In both cases, he hits the sweet spot.

The plot of this film is just an excuse for some of the best car chase/action scenes recently seen on screen. You get a taste of what's to come in the beginning, when Shaw and Dom, much like two testosterone-fuelled bulls, ram their cars into each other head-on. No one backs away; no one bats an eyelid. They then step out of their mangled metal steeds and almost come to blows before Dom is rescued by Frank, who calls himself 'Mr Nobody'. A deal is struck: Dom and his crew will help Frank nab the terrorist Jakande (Hounsou, with some ridiculous lines) and the 'God's Eye' device and in return, Dom can use the device to locate Shaw. Ludacris is spot-on as the jester, whose cringing caution is a great counterfoil to the rampant machismo on display. The Rock packs some serious weaponry.

Furious 7 has a humane angle. The touching tribute to Walker puts the entire series into perspective and will make many eyes teary. The film's flaws suddenly vanish when you realise that if there is another film in this series, it just wouldn't be the same. RIP Paul.

Shreya Ghoshal Malayalam Nonstop songs

Sad Songs from Superhit Malayalam Films

Evergreen Malayalam Romantic Songs

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Oru Vadakkan Selfie - Enne Thallendammaava

Oru Vadakkan Selfie - Kaikkottum Kandittilla

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Archana Jose Kaviyil, better known by her stage name Archana Kavi, is an Indian film

actress and a television host. She made her acting debut in Neelathaamara scripted 

by M. T. Vasudevan Nair and directed by Lal Jose.

Born: January 4, 1990 (age 25), New Delhi

Parents: Rosamma Kaviyil, Jose Kaviyil

Awards: Asianet Film Award for Best Star Pair, Asianet 
Film Award for Best New Face of the Year (Female)

Nominations: Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam

Early life :

Archana was born in New Delhi to Jose Kaviyil, a senior journalist and Rosamma. She was raised in Delhi and studied in St. Xavier's School, Delhi. In 2006 Archana moved from Delhi to Ramapuram in Kerala to do a Bachelor of Business Administration course at the Mar Augustinose College. She stated that she came from a "typical Malayali middle-class family and acting was never considered a profession by us". She said that she wanted to be a journalist initially since her father was one and later wanted to be an RJ but that people discouraged her because of her "'great' voice, knowledge of Malayalam and 'superb' vocabulary".

Archana applied for an internship at the television channel Yes Indiavision and assist in the production of certain programmes. After a year, she anchored the show Bloody Love on the same channel, while she was spotted by director Lal Jose, who offered her the lead female role in his film in March 2009.

Career :

She made her cinematic debut in 2009 with the highly successful Neelathaamara, portraying the role of Kunjimalu, a maid in an old Nair Tharavadu (ancestral home) who falls for the young master of the house. Director Lal Jose said that "Archana has an in-born talent". Her role won lot of critical accolades. In her next venture titled Mummy & Me, which narrated the tale of the tumultuous relationship between a modern day teenager and her mother, she played the lead role of a rebellious teenager named Jewel. Archana stated the character Jewel was "so very like the real me". But her following release Best of Luck where she reunited with her Neelathamara co-stars Kailash and Rima Kallingal,failed to make an impact the box office. She made her Tamil debut in the period film Aravaan  in which she played a play a tribal character named Chimby.

In 2013 she also made her Telugu debut in Backbench Student. Archana stated that she played "a college girl caught in a sweet love tale" in the film. She acted as the lead in Abhiyum Njanum, in which she played a modern girl from Mumbai, who comes to Kerala in search of her fiancee. In Honey Bee she played a naïve Anglo-Indian girl Sara. She played s supporting role as the hero Karthik's best friend in Pattam Pole. Her next films Bangles in which she played a junior artiste, and Nadodimannan in which she played a doctor, both released on the same day.

She has signed her second Tamil film Gnana Kirukkan. She is shooting for Day-Night opposite Maqbool Salmaan. She has acted as a Muslim girl in the film Mazhavillinattam Vare, which is Kaithapram's directorial debut. She will also be seen in Nemam Pushparaj's upcoming film Kukkiliyar, in which she plays Manoj K Jayan's daughter who plays a 75-year-old. Archana also shot for a Hindi film Saroja, an offbeat film directed by Anjali Shukla, playing the role of a commercial sex worker.

She anchored Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Njaanum, a reality show for television actors on Asianet. She maintains a Twitter account. In 2010 she was only one of two Malayalam actresses maintaining an active Twitter account.

Archana also owns a boutique in Kochi, Kerala.

Filmography :

2009NeelathaamaraKunjimaluMalayalamAsianet Award for Best Female New Face of the Year
2010Mummy & MeJewelMalayalamAsianet Award for Best Star Pair (shared with Kunchacko Boban)
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
Best of LuckNeethuMalayalam
2011Salt N' PepperPooja NairMalayalamCameo appearance
2012Spanish MasalaLillykkuttyMalayalamCameo appearance
Mazhavillinattam Vare RabiyaMalayalam
2013Backbench StudentPriyankaTelugu
Abhiyum NjanumAbiramiMalayalam
Honey BeeSaraMalayalam
Pattam PoleSherineMalayalam
2014To Noora with LoveSreeparvathiMalayalam
Day Night GameAbhiramiMalayalam
Monayi Angane AanayiMalayalam
Gnana KirukkanSumathiTamil
2015Once Upon A TimeMalayalamFilming


Karthika Menon better known by her stage name Bhavana, is an Indian film actress 

from Thrissur, Kerala, who works in the South Indian film industry. She made her 

acting debut in Kamal's Nammal, which won her critical acclaim and various honors .

  1. Born: June 6, 1986 (age 28), Peringavu
  2. Height: 1.60 m
  3. Upcoming movies: Ivide, Adventures of Omanakuttan
  4. Siblings: Jayadev Menon
  5. Awards: Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil

Early life :

Bhavana was born in Perinkavu, Thrissur, Kerala, the daughter of Pushpa and assistant cinematographer, G.Balachandran. She has one brother, Jayadev, who currently lives in Vancouver, Canada. She studied at Holy Family Girls' High School, Chembukkavu, near Kerala state zoo Thrissur. Bhavana, who describes herself as a restless person and someone who's "hard to handle", states that she had grown up with a dream to become an actress. recalls that, as a five-year-old, she used to imitate actress Amala's scenes from the Malayalam film Ente Sooryaputhrikku in front of the mirror and was even willing to jump from a building and break her arm, like Amala's character did in the film.

Career :

At age 16, she debuted in the Malayalam film Nammal opposite newcomers Siddharth, Jishnu, and Renuka Menon. The film was a big success and she got several offers in Malayalam. She won many honors and a Kerala State Special Jury Award for the film. Bhavana was an 11th standard student when she got her break in films. She has acted with almost all actors in Malayalam cinema. She has got many offers lined up in Tamil and did many projects with famous Tamil actors like Ajith Kumar, Madhavan, Jayam Ravi, Bharath, Jiiva and Srikanth. She has been doing glamorous roles since 2008.

In 2010, she starred in her first Kannada film alongside Puneeth Rajkumar acted in Jackie which was a blockbuster. Following the film's huge success, the film was dubbed into Telugu and Malayalam. Bhavana was said to star with Emraan Hashmi and Amitabh Bachchan in an upcoming Bollywood film. Her second Kannada film Vishnuvardhana with Sudeep opened to a big response. In 2012, Bhavana appeared in the Malayalam films Ozhimuri and Trivandrum Lodge. In 2013, Bhavana appeared in the Malayalam films Honey bee and Ezhamathe Varavu.

Filmography :

2002NammalParimalamMalayalamKerala State Film Special Jury Award
Asianet Award for Best Supporting Actress
2003Chronic BachelorSandhyaMalayalam
2003ThilakkamGauriMalayalamCameo appearance
2003C.I.D. MoosaMeenaMalayalam
2003Valathottu Thirinjal Nalamathe VeeduSangeetha VarmaMalayalam
2004Chathikkatha ChanthuIndiraMalayalam
2004RunwayItem numberMalayalamSpecial appearance
2004Youth FestivalParvathyMalayalam
2005Bunglavil OuthaAswathyMalayalam
2005Udayananu TharamGayathriMalayalamCameo appearance
2005Hridayathil SookshikkanAmrithaMalayalam
2005DaivanamathilSameeraMalayalamKerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress
Asianet Award for Best Supporting Actress
2005Bus ConductorSugandhiMalayalam
2006Chithiram PesuthadiCharumathi (Charu)TamilFilmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
2006Chinthamani KolacaseChinthamani WarrierMalayalam
2006ChessDr. RadhikaMalayalam
2006Kizhakku Kadalkarai SalaiPriyaTamil
2007DeepavaliSusiTamilNominated—Vijay Award for Best Actress
2007Koodal NagarManimekalaiTamil
2007Chotta Mumbai'Parakkum' LathaMalayalam
2008VaazhthugalKayalvizhi ThirunavukkarasuTamil
2008MullaMentally challenged ladyMalayalamCameo appearance
2008Twenty:20Ashwathy NambiarMalayalam
2009Sagar alias Jacky ReloadedAarathi MenonMalayalam
2009WinterShyama RamdasMalayalam
2009Robin HoodRupaMalayalam
2010Happy HusbandsKrishnendu MukundhanMalayalam
2010AasalSulabha PillaiTamil
2010Marykkundoru KunjaaduMary IttichanMalayalam
2011Kudumbasree TravelsAswathyMalayalam
2011The MetroAnupamaMalayalam
2011Doctor LoveAbinMalayalam
2011Oru MarubhoomikkadhaElianaMalayalam
2012NippuVaishnaviTeluguCameo appearance
2012Trivandrum LodgeMalavikaMalayalam
2012Yaare KoogadaliBharathiKannada
2013TopiwalaSuman BediKannada
2013BachchanDr AshwiniKannada
2013Honey BeeAngelMalayalam
2013Ezhamathe VaravuBhanuMalayalam
2014PolytechnicAshwathi NairMalayalam
2014Angry Babies in LoveSarahMalayalam
2014Sivrajkumar's Untitled NextKannadapre-production
2015Swapnathekaal SundaramMalayalamPre-Production