MEP E-Digest – October 2017 – Vol-2 Issue 1
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C/O Saira Banu | Review | Rajiv Nedungadi
Theatre: INOX, Ghatkopar, Mumbai
Show Time: 5:31 PM
Date: 19th March 2017
C/O Saira Banu is the story of Saira Banu and Joshua played by Manju Warrier and Shane Nigam. Joshua’s father (Mohanlal, voice only) went missing when he was small and then Saira Banu takes care of Joshua. The story is about a Mother – Son relationship, how Shane gets into trouble and they cope up with it.
The film has sentiments, comedy, thrill, story, good songs and everything that a movie needs.
I would say that this is a come back film for Manju Warrier. There is a high possibility that she would get a few awards for this.
Overall, a must watch movie
+ Brilliant performance by Manju Warrier
+ Good performance by Shane Nigam, Amala
+ Good Direction
+ A story with a message
+ Good Songs
– Felt a little lag here and there
Movie Rating: 4/5
Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol | Review | by Rajiv Nedungadi
Theatre: Movie Time, Cubic Mall, Chembur, Mumbai
Show Time: 7:15 PM
Date: 21st Jan 2017
Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol is the story of a married couple who have a boring and routine life. Ulahannan (Mohanlal) keeps himself busy with his work with no time for his family, whereas Annyamma (Meena) after taking care of her regular chores passes her time watching the TV serials. The attitude of the couple changes are an incident.
The Mohanlal and Meena combination has ones again pulled crowds to the theaters. Some of Mohanlal’s expressions are really impressive. Anoop Menon has also done a good job. Asha Shareth had a very small role but she did a good job too. The performances of all others were also up to the mark
Some of the locations and camera works were brilliant. It would be a treat to watch them again on a Blu Ray.
Even though there were scenes of drinking, the people involved did not show any over reactions after drinking, like most of the other movies do.
There were a few songs in the movie which were good and so were the BGM. The visuals shown in the songs were really great.
The message this movie gives is that your children will learn looking at what you do. Therefore people should go to watch this movie with their families.
Overall, a good family movie
+ Mohanlal and Meena combination
+ Above average fun and family movie
+ Some great locations
+ A nice family story
+ Good Songs
– Felt some small lags here and there
Movie Rating: 3.5/5
Pulimurugan Home Video Release Info
Pulimurugan (English: Leopard-Murugan) is a 2016 Indian Malayalam-language action adventure film directed by Vysakh, starring Mohanlal in the titular role, and co-stars Kamalini Mukherjee, Jagapati Babu, Bala, Lal, and Vinu Mohan. It is the first independent screenplay by Udayakrishna of the Udayakrishna and Siby K. Thomas duo. The film is produced by Tomichan Mulakuppadam of Mulakuppadam Films. The score and soundtrack are composed by Gopi Sunder, while cinematography is handled by Shaji Kumar.
The filming started in Hanoi, Vietnam in July 2015. The film was released on 7 October 2016. Made on an investment of ₹25 crore, Pulimurugan, so far has grossed over ₹131 crore worldwide. It became the first film to cross ₹100 crore mark in the Malayalam film industry, and is currently the highest-grossing Malayalam film.
Manyam Puli, a Telugu dubbed version of the film, was released in 500 screens across Andhra Pradesh and Telengana on 2 December 2016
Central Home Entertainment would be releasing Pulimurugan on VCD, DVD and Blu Ray. As of now, the release is expected to be in the end of January 2017, however there is every possibility that it will be postponed.
[06/12/2016] Malayalam DVD Upcoming Releases
DUM – 26-12-2016. (Tentative)
CRAYONS – 26-12-2016. (Tentative) (Anon Trendz)
KOPPAYILE KODUMKATTU – 26-12-2016. (Tentative) (Anon Trendz)
KAVI UDHESHICHATHU – 03-01-2017. (Tentative) (Anon Trendz)
SWARNA KADUVA – 10-01-2017. (Tentative)
THOPPIL JOPPAN – 10-01-2017. (Tentative)
ANANDHAM – 17-01-2017. (Tentative)
Anuraga Karikkan Vellam | Review | Rajiv Nedungadi
Theatre: Carnival Cinemas, Bhandup, Mumbai
Show Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 24th July 2016
Status: House full
Finally after two weeks of wait the movie released in Mumbai theaters on 23rd July.
Most of the movie trailer and teasers these days create record hits online however fail to impress in the box office as well as the audience. However, according to me this movie is much better than I thought.
The story is about the father Raghu and son Abi played by Biju Menon and Asif Ali respectively. The story revolves around Asif Ali’s love life and life after the break up with his girlfriend. Meanwhile Biju Menon, who is a cop, meets his ex-love. Asha Shareth, a mother of two and a home maker expects her husband Biju Menon to give her a bit more care but it does not happen until things change in Biju Menon’s life.
As always Biju Menon has given a great performance. Sudheer Karamana has also done a good job. Asha Shareth did not have much to do but side has done well too. Shoubin also does not have much to do but did his part well. For a newcomer, Rejisha has done good too.
There are 3 songs in the movie, not too lengthy just 2-3 minutes each.
One thing I found a bit odd was Biju Menon and Asha Shareth do not look old enough to have a son of Asif Ali’s age. A little bit of grey hair would have made a lot of difference.
People clapped during many scenes and I did see many smiling faces at the end of the show, which means people enjoyed the movie. The movie has a lot of comedy dialogues here and there and is a good family entertainer.
+ Biju Menon and Sudheer Karamana, good performance
+ Good Direction
+ Good family entertainer
– Biju Menon and Asha Shareth are shown as too young to be the parents of Asif Ali
– Climax scene.
Movie Rating: 3.5/5