• Janamithri (2019) - A Malayalam Comedy Film
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    Janamaithri (2019)

    Out of a simple incident, Malayalam cinema is famous for making an enjoyable comedy, and they succeed where others fail by resisting the temptation to spice things up. Janamaithri (2019) is one such film with an unbelievably plain story. As part of a citizen reach out exercise, Kerala Police decides they will offer a cup of hot black tea (kaṭṭan cāya aka കട്ടൻ ചായ) to all vehicle drivers during the night on all highways. In one police district, a set of halfwit police compels a car driver to drink a cup, the hot tea works as a laxative and he wants to immediately excrete. A constable is assigned to find…

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    Jacobinte Swargarajyam (2016)

    Jacobinte Swargarajyam (2016) is a Malayalam film starring Nivin Pauly, that I thoroughly enjoyed watching. Based on a true story of his friend whose father lost his fortune in the financial crisis of 2008, Director Vineeth Sreenivasan has bet on a solid script and stayed away from any heroism, which in my view made the film standout. The entire film happens in Dubai, with its freshness for the audience here, adds to its appeal. Jacob Zachariah, a successful businessman in Dubai, is known for his honesty, generosity and confidence in all his dealings. Having climbed the business leader through hard work, he now lives a comfortable and happy life with his wife and 4…