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A good cinema is all about coming up with an engaging situation and a well-written screenplay. Keteke (2017), a comedy film from Ghana by Peter Sudufia is a fine example of it – how a simple story with two main characters, happening over a few hours can be told. The film is available for free viewing for a month (June 12 to July 13th 2020) from Institut Francais. Boi & Atswei (who is in her late stage of pregnancy) are trying to go to the city & then to her mother’s village for the birth of their baby. They miss…

Ponmagal Vandhal (2020) is the first big-brand Tamil movie to get released directly on OTT (streaming service and not a theatrical release) and the first movie to release in over two months, while India is in a national lockdown over…

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) is a kind of a historic spoof about King Arthur of Britain on his quest to find the “Holy Grail”. If you get British comedy and can see the humour in nonsensical events, then you will enjoy this film, otherwise, you will find it tough. I liked it, but the carnage and blood (though all in humour) were a bit too much for me – I was told that the style is familiar to the fans of the famous comedy troupe Monty Python. The film is available on Netflix. The film starts with…

Varane Avashyamundu

Varane Avashyamundu is a feel-good Malayalam film. Available on Netflix India. A single mother (Shobana) and her daughter (Kalyani Priyadarshan) are living in an apartment complex in Chennai. In the same complex, lives a retired Army Major (Suresh Gopi) who…