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,…

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…

Joji (2021)

Film after film, Fahadh Faasil impresses us more with his performances. In his latest film Joji (2021) available on Amazon Prime Video, he has transformed into the youngest son of a wealthy estate owner who is authoritarian and iron fists any money to his children. Reading the byline that ends with “Will he (Joji) succeed n achieving his dreams?” and the introduction of the character, I was expecting a comedy/success story. Instead, it was a semi-dark and crime film. The film by Dileesh Pothan gets a mangoidiots rating of ‘Ripe’…

Saajan Bakery Since 1962 (2021)

Saajan Bakery (2021) is a Malayalam Comedy Drama about the rough relationship between a sister and her brother, who run a local bakery in Ranni, Kerala founded by their father. The film didn’t offer anything out of ordinary, but it was simple and had characters that were unpretentious and relatable to the audience – for this reason(s) I liked the film and gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’. It is available on Amazon Prime Video. The story happens around a small bakery founded by Saajan in 1962 and after his…

Trance (2020)

Trance (2020) is a Malayalam drama starring Fahadh Faasil, a struggling motivational speaker named Viju who gets recruited as a religious preacher by a big scam group. I liked the first half of the film where Viju struggles with his emotional baggage from tragedies in his family while not losing hope about becoming successful. The second half was dull and needlessly lengthy and becomes the usual hero vs bad guys story. Gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’. Is available on Amazon Prime Video. The way ordinary Viju Prasad is transformed…