Vanaprastham(1999) Director: Shaji Neelakantan Karun Stars: Mohanlal, Suhasini, Venmani Haridas, Kukku Parameshwaram and others Vanaprastham is a dark cultural drama which illustrates a tragic saga through a “Kathakali”(a traditional dance form native to Kerala of south India) artist and his journey through art and caste-ism. Shaji N Karun’s vivid story telling offers an immersive taboo... Continue Reading →



Maléna (2000) Director: Guiseppe Tornatore Stars: Monica Belluci, Guiseppe Sulfaro, Gilberto Idonea and others Maléna is a gorgeous period drama that explores social conservatism through the fantasies of a prepubescent teenage boy and the tragedy of a beautiful lady. With a mixture of contemporary and sensual elements, Maléna artistically captures the grim reality with a... Continue Reading →

Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru

Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru(2016) Director: Karthick Naren Stars: Rahman, Prakash Vijayraghavan, Ashwin Kumar, Anjana Jayaprakash and others Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru is an independent suspense thriller by Karthick Naren. Despite being astonishingly young, Karthick Naren creates one of the most mature Indian thrillers, which is both intelligently complex and philosophically rich. Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru has a story that’s simple in... Continue Reading →

The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox(2013) Director: Ritesh Batra Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and others The Lunchbox is Ritesh Batra’s first directorial venture and it is a frontline masterpiece of a film. It carefully dissects and presents us with deep rooted emotions that float on shallow waters of the crippled etiquette of a conventional society. Unexpressed... Continue Reading →

The Godfather III

The Godfather III(1990) Director: Francis Ford Coppola Stars: Al Pacino, Andy Garcia, Sofia Coppola, Eli Wallach, Diane Keaton and others The Godfather part III is the third instalment of Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy. It is one of the most unjustly judged films, often because it carries the massive burden and legacy of the first... Continue Reading →

Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Director: Stanley Kubrick Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack, Todd Field and others Eyes Wide Shut is Kubrick’s most human film and it explores at great length the complexity of our psyche. It has emphatically has all the qualities which ensure permanence in world cinema classics. Kubrick’s ambitious vision is... Continue Reading →

Gokseong(The Wailing)

Gokseong or The Wailing (2016) Director: Na Hong-jin Stars: Do Won Kwak, Hwan-hee Kim, Jun Kunimura, Chun Wo-hee and others Gokseong or the Wailing is a modern horror masterpiece. Horror is a genre which interests us deeply but, modern horror films fail to satisfy us due to the lack of cinematic creativity. The Wailing is a great silver lining... Continue Reading →

The Shining

The Shining(1980) Director: Stanley Kubrick Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers and others. The Shining is a complex tale of terror which takes shifts from the physical and the mental, obscuring us with its ambiguity. It is one of the rare examples in cinema where the director takes complete control of the... Continue Reading →

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