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Adventure | Comedy | Romance
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A coming of age drama exploring love, life and friendship as a class of second year engineering students set out on their very first college tour to the exotic lands of Hampi and Goa.

Director: Ganesh Raj
Stars: Thomas Mathew, Arun Kurian, Roshan Mathew
Comedy
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A young man struggles to break stereotypes and get into the film industry.

Director: Nadirsha
Stars: Prayaga Martin, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Siddique
Action | Thriller
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The film, set in a college campus, narrates how the students established the political party Students Federation of India.

Director: Tom Emmatty
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Bodyguard (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Ammu,the daughter of a wealthy man fall in love with her bodyguard anonymously.

Director: Siddique
Stars: Dileep, Nayanthara, Mithra Kurian
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

a farmer's family fight against the land maffias

Director: Roshan Andrews
Stars: Mohanlal, Thilakan, Lalu Alex
Comedy
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The story of a Thrissur based man named Joy Thakkolkaran. He aspire to become an established businessman. On his research, he finds the business possibilities of agarbattis. He also found ... See full summary »

Director: Ranjith Sankar
Stars: Jayasurya, Aju Varghese, Nyla Usha
Drama
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A lost cellphone connects two men from the two extremes of the society and affects their life beyond which they could have imagined.

Director: Sameer Thahir
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Leela (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Kuttiyappan is an unmarried 40 something, who lives a careless life, loves to create one-night relationships with women.

Director: Renjith
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Spirit I (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Raghunandan is an ex-Bank of England employee who resigned his lucrative job because he was bored with the rather sedentary and mundane nature of his work. he chose journalism as his next ... See full summary »

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Grandmaster (2012)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A veteran cop chases a cold blooded serial killer, who murders his victims in alphabetical order.

Director: B. Unnikrishnan
Stars: Mohanlal, Priyamani, Babu Antony
Comedy | Drama
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Pranchiyettan is a successful businessman who often has talks with an imaginary St. Francis of Assisi. The story deals with how he goes about changing his embarrassing image to making a name for himself using wealth and contacts.

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Ezra (2017)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A newly married woman brings an antique Jewish box into her home, unaware that the box contains the ghost of Abraham Ezra.

Director: Jayakrishnan
Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Priya Anand, Tovino Thomas
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Gulmohar is in a league of its own
19 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Excerpts from Rediff.com (Paresh C Palicha) review:

'Once a revolutionary, always a revolutionary' should have been the tagline of Jayaraj's much talked about new Malayalam film Gulmohar. The acting debut of writer-director Ranjith has added to the curiosity value of this endeavour.

Scripted by Didi Damodaran (daughter of T Damodaran, the hit script writer of yester years) Gulmohar tells the story of a group of friends who were revolutionaries in their younger days. The tale is told from the point of view of Induchoodan (Ranjith), who now is settled as school teacher with his wife, two kids and mother-in-law.

As Induchoodan jogs down the memory lane, we get glimpse of their adventurous existence mostly lived on the edge as they took on the establishment and fought for the voiceless.

The script as such is packed with lot of layering. The current generation ridicules the suffering and the sacrifices their elders made to make the world a better place. Their relatives never empathised or appreciated the zeal with which they followed their heart's calling or even their sense of justice.

Induchoodan was an orphan (maybe it is used as a tool to justify why he is moved by the plight of others, as conveyed in a scene in the beginning where he tackles a complaint against an orphaned boy in the school) with only an elder sister to call his own. A person with a creative bent of mind, he uses his writing skills to propagate his ideas on revolution.

We fear that Induchoodan's character may go overboard any moment as any conventional multi-talented hero's would. But it is discreetly held back at the script level itself.

The narrative moves from the past to the present, giving us the story of Induchoodan's past and how his present is made.

Ranjith makes us feel that the part was written with him in the mind. He gives the impression that he has rehearsed well for the part.

Debutant Neenu Mathew is the other performance that impresses us.

Technically too, Gulmohar is in a league of its own, helping Jayaraj to bounce back in form.


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