Karnan (2021)

Starring Dhanush and covering an important societal issue of the powerful oppressing the residents of a marginalised (lower caste) village in the Tamil Nadu of the 1990s, Karnan (2021) was the anticipated movie of the year. I saw in social media that most of the viewers were impressed with the film by Mari Selvaraj, whose debut film Pariyerum Perumal (2018) was outstanding. The pain portrayed by the Karnan is real but for a film by Mari Selvaraj I expected more, and it was underwhelming. The film is available on Amazon…

Well Done Baby (2021)

Well Done Baby (2021) is a Marathi language romantic comedy covering the dynamics between a newlywed couple that is complicated with the wife’s mother living with them. The film has no villains or any cinematic happenings.  It impresses us with its relatable script authenticity and in its portrayal of the lead couple. It is available on Amazon Prime Video and gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’. Pushkar Jog as Aditya and Amruta Khanvilkar as Meera come out as a typical young couple living in London. Vandana Gupte as the nosy…

Anveshanam (2020)

Anveshanam (2020) is a Malayalam thriller that I accidentally found being available on Amazon Prime Video. The movie is about a young boy brought in critical condition to a hospital by his mother and their neighbour, a doctor. What happened to him, who caused the accident was the mystery that has been told with an engaging screenplay. I liked the film, check it out. The entire story happens over the night in the hospital and it gets developed layer by layer, one piece being revealed at a time. By itself,…

Jathi Ratnalu (2021)

Jathi Ratnalu (2021) is a Telugu comedy that tickles you. It is about three young men, friends, from a small town in Telangana coming to Hyderabad to make it big, instead, they get caught in a political conspiracy. The film had a weak screenplay, no logic whatsoever & no heroism, yet you are left feeling good at the end. For being a joyous film that makes you laugh in many places, it gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’. Available on Amazon Prime Video. Naveen Polishetty as Jogipet Srikanth, Priyadarshi as…

The Priest (2021)

The Priest (2021) is a Malayalam paranormal thriller starring Mammooty. It got released today on Amazon Prime Video. Reading the description of “A priest and a police officer are trying to solve a set of mysterious suicides”, I expected an engaging detective, instead, it was a run-of-the-mill ghost revenge film with an identity crisis. It gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’ because of Mammooty. The film starts with a young lady bringing to the attention of Fr. Carmen Benedict (Mammooty) the series of mysterious suicides that happen in a millionaire…