Nee.Na | Review

Nee.Na | Review

Theatre: Big Cinemas, R City, Ghatkopar, Mumbai
Show Time: 7:30 PM
Date: 23rd May 2015
Status: 35%

Expectations are always high when it comes to movies directed by top and reputed directors, it was the same with Lal Jose’s Nee.Na. After going through various positive reviews I did not want to miss it in the theaters. Nee.Na released in theaters in Mumbai on 22nd May.

To my surprise, when I reached Big Cinema’s at R City, Nee.Na herself was there with a couple of others to watch the show, yes I am talking about Deepti Sati, who stole the show in the movie.

About the Movie: I must say that this is a film for serious watchers but it is a must watch. The movie does have a message to convey. Deepti Sati has done a tremendous job in the film, she has done this very bold character and given a great performance, one does not feel that she is a new comer. Looks like she would definitely win some new face or performance award for the movie. Vijay Babu was good too. Ann Augustine did not have too much but she was good too.

Lal Jose has made a watchable movie. The direction is pretty good. The first half shows the character of Nee.Na and the second half shows how after the de addiction, she changes to normal.

Overall, its another classic from Lal Jose.

Positives

+ Great performance by Nee.Na (Deepti Sati)
+ Vijay Babu and Ann Augustine also performed well.
+ Great story and Script
+ Excellent Direction
+ A film that delivers a message

Negatives

– Felt a little lag at some places

Verdict: Hit.

Movie Rating: 3.5/5.0

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Laila O Laila | Review

Laila O Laila | Review

Theatre: PVR, Kurla, Mumbai
Show Time: 6:40 PM
Date: 17th May 2015
Status: 30%

After reading so many reviews about the movie, I decided to go ahead and watch the movie myself. To my surprise the villain of the movie Junaid Sheikh was himself there in the theater, probably to check the status. Got a chance to take a picture with him.

Positives

+ Amala Paul and Mohanlal were good
+ Liked a couple of songs and great BGM
+ Excellent Sound effects
+ Good Direction by Joshiy, luxury, lavishness and the style only a Joshi movie has.
+ A mix of Romance, Action and Thrill

Negatives

– Felt slight lag, here and there, but not much

Verdict: Hit.

Movie Rating: 3.5/5.0

She Taxi | Review

She Taxi | Review

Theatre: PVR, Kurla, Mumbai
Show Time: 7:20 PM
Date: 10th May 2015
Status: 80%

I have been a fan of Kavya Madhavan, therefore as her movie was releasing after almost a year and a half, I watched it in the theaters.

I dint see too many reviews about the movie online. I do like movies of Saji Surendran as most of them have a lot of comedies. This film did have some comedy but not up the expectations.

Positives

+ Great Location and some good visuals
+ Some good comedies, especially the car scene before the climax
+ Good BGM
+ A couple of good songs
+ Decent performances by Noby and Suraj

Negatives

– Felt lag in a few places
– Little more comedy would have been good

Verdict: Average.

Movie Rating: 2.5/5.0

Ennum Eppozhum| Review

Ennum Eppozhum| Review

Theatre: PVR, Kurla, Mumbai
Show Time: 5:20 PM
Date: 29th Mar 2015
Status: Almost Housefull, hardly any seats left

I read a lot of positive reviews about the movie, therefore thought that I would go and watch it. Sathyan Anthikkad is also one of my favorite Directors, so I would not miss any of his movies. Being a Sunday, the theater was almost houseful, leaving a few single seats vacant here and there.

The film shows a come back by Mohanlal after Drishyam. I have hardly seen a fight scene in a Sathyan Anthikkad movie, but this one has one. Over all a feel good movie.

Positives

+ Mohanlal has made a comeback after Drishyam
+ Manju Warrier proves her ability again. Her classical dance was fantastic. She did her role very well.
+ Good comedies, typical Sathyan Anthikkad style
+ Jacob Gregory and the other little fellow in the Studio did their part well too.
+ Good Music and Songs
+ Good Direction
+ Overall a feel good movie.

Negatives

– Would have liked more if the Plot/Story was a bit more strong.

Verdict: Super Hit.

Movie Rating: 4.0/5.0

Mili | Review

Mili | Review

Theatre: Carnival Cinemas, Bhandup, Mumbai
Show Time: 4:45 PM
Date: 14th Feb 2015
Status: 70%

Mili released in a few theaters in Mumbai on 13th Feb 2015. Had a chance to watch it today. I must say that this is a must watch movie for the whole family because it has a message to deliver.

Positives

+ Amala Paul was good
+ Great story, well executed
+ Good Music, songs and BGM
+ No Lags at all
+ Good Script and direction
+ A film that delivers a message

Negatives

– None

Verdict: Super Hit.

Movie Rating: 4.0/5.0

Nagara Varidhi Naduvil Njan | Review

Nagara Varidhi Naduvil Njan | Review

Theatre: PVR: Market City, Kurla – Premiere
Show Time: 8:08 PM
Date: 4th January 2015
Status: 15%, even after being a Sunday

People have too much expectation when they hear that Sreenivasan has a part behind the story or dialogue of a film, this movie would certainly disappoint those people. Even though I read a few average to negative feedback about the movie, I still went ahead and watched the movie as I had a chance to watch a movie today and had no other option other than this movie.

Positives
+ Decent BGM
+ Sangeetha did a good job even though she did not have too much
+ Sreenivasan was ok to good

Negatives
– Story/Script not up to the mark, should have been better
– Not much comedy
– Uninteresting and boring

Verdict: Flop

Bangalore Days | Review

Bangalore Days | Review

Theatre: PVR: Market City, Kurla – Premiere, Mumbai
Show Time: 7:20 PM
Date: 1st June 2014
Status: House Full

Was planning to watch this movie the moment I read about it on various sites, especially because this was an Anjali Menon movie. When I read about the reviews about the movie, I was even more eager to watch it.

The first half of the movie was full of fun with good comedies. Nivin proved that he can handle comedy as well. Dulquar and Fahadh were good too but Nazriya was the best of them. I hope she continues to act in movies even after their marriage, at least for some time. I read about the second half having lags here and there but I never felt that so. Equal amount of Comedy and sentimental elements are a part of the movie.

Positives
+ Anjali Menon’s Story and Direction
+ Brilliant performance by Navin Pauly, Dalquer Salman, Fahadh Fazil
+ Nazriya was the best
+ Fantastic Sound and Video Quality
+ Good Songs and BGM
+ 2 Hours 50 Minutes of Entertainment

Negatives
– None in particular

Verdict: Block Buster.

Movie Rating: 5.0/5.0