Malaysia to Amnesia (2021)

Malaysia to Amnesia (2021) is a comedy film by Director Radha Mohan whose lesser-known films like Uppu Karuvaadu (2015) and Brindavanam (2017) I liked too apart from the popular ones like Abhiyum Naanum (2008) and Mozhi (2007). M2A stars Vaibhav & Vani Bhojan, but the true heroes of the film were M S Bhaskar and Karunakaran, from the beginning they dominate every scene and have turned a wafer-thin plot, into a fun film. It is available on Zee5 Premium. Arunkumar (Played by Vaibhav) is a successful businessman, happily married to Sujatha (Vani…

Friends: The Reunion (2021)

Friends (1994-2004) was the popular comedy sitcom of the 1990s. It defined the category of having a story around a close-knit group of friends. In the next two decades, scores of films and television shows around the world were ‘inspired’ liberally by Friends. During the early two-thousands, Friends and Frasier, which were both on-air, was my stable dinner companion, when I was on my many business trips to the USA away from my family in India. I carry nice remembrance of both the shows, with Friends being special. Last week,…

Vanakkam Da Mappilei (2021)

Vanakkam Da Mappilei (2021) is a Tamil romantic comedy starring G.V. Prakash Kumar and Amrtiha Aiyer. The easiest way to describe this film will be: Director M Rajesh has made an anthology of three stories in one film with the same characters. At a running time of 165 minutes, it was too long, incoherent and featuring humour in a few places that save it from being a total disaster. It gets a mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’ and is available on Sun NXT. Aravind (GV) is a marine engineer who has…

Parris Jeyaraj (2021)

Starring Santhanam, Parris Jeyaraj (2021) is a love story that was supposed to be a comedy film. It gets a mangoidiots rating of ‘Rotten’ and available on Sun Nxt. Prudhvi Raj who comes as Advocate Prakash Raj has done his role well. So has the heroine Anaika Soti, from Kaaviya Thalaivan (2014). Parris Jeyaraj (Santhanam) is a popular YouTube singer who has a youth following. After a breakup he starts drinking, he gets sober after meeting another college girl and falling in love with her. Did they get married was…

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…