*Sharing one unnoticed movie from each year.
2015: Mumbai Taxi – Released on 7th August this year, Mumbai Taxi remains the only movie which you can still watch in the theatres, because some shows are retained. Bringing a new heroine in the form of Mareena Michael Kurisingal and re-introducing the child actor from Pappayude Swantham Appoose as the hero Badhshah Mohammed, Mumbai Taxi is an interesting thriller which has its own twists and turns which work well on the screen. With a mostly Aluvaite cast and crew, this movie had quite a big release at Aluva Zeenath theatre, and is still there. [Click for review]
2014: Asha Black – Just like Mumbai Taxi, Asha Black is another movie which has a lot of debutante performers, and it includes the director John Robinson himself. But they have chosen to take an interesting topic instead of choosing the usual path. Arjun Lal of the Thanmathra fame returns here in a thriller which deals with murders happening in Malaysia, but the roots of the same are in something else. It gives interesting messages about the wrong use of technology and how children should be brought up with care. The movie was also released as Nee Naan Nizhal in Tamil. [Click for review]
2013: 10:30 am Local Call – This should be Nishan’s best movie with him as the one main lead. The movie focuses on the thrills which it has to offer, and there is one big twist on offer as it moves towards the end. The movie has the mystery going throughout it, and there is also a less noticed message in it, as things begin to change when the protagonist receives a call at 10:30 AM. There are some interesting incidents that follows, and all comes together in the end as the truth is revealed through a flashback sequence. Lal plays the character on whom the movie depends and everything revolves around.
2012: Outsider – This movie has Sreenivasan in the main role and Indrajith Sukumaran in the supporting role; reminds one a lot about Passenger in which Dileep played the supporting role to the same man. Sreenivasan is the big performer here too, and he has made one feel the troubles of his character without failure at any point. Here, we can see the life of a common man whose life is affected by a criminal who gets out of jail. It also has the power of Pasupathy playing the menacing villain. There is a certain feeling throughout this movie which you can connect in a different emotional way.
2011: Melvilasom – Yes, this movie did get a lot of critical acclaim and was appreciated, but is still a movie which almost nobody watched in the theatre (I did though), and same is the case of another movie, Veettilekkulla Vazhi which tells the story of a doctor who doesn’t hesitate to help a terrorist who killed his wife and son. Meanwhile, Melvilasom is a movie which sticks to Aristotelian unities of action, time and place, as it is all about the court martial of a soldier as there is an exploration of the reasons which lead to this situation. This is surely one of the best movies of Suresh Gopi ever, and the level is very high.
2010: Raama Raavanan – You know that there is interesting in store from the title itself. The doubts about who and what is right prevails throughout this movie. Based on the novel Manomi by Madhavikutty, the story takes place in India and Sri Lanka and has relations to the riots that took place in Sri Lanka, as a Sinhalese child is taken into the care of a Tamil Indian who returns to Tamil Nadu. Suresh Gopi is excellent as Thiruchelvam, and Mithra Kurian as Manomi gives a strong performance. But it seems that people did have trouble in accepting this theme.
2009: Vairam – I am still to find enough people who have watched this people, and I think that my search will continue for a long time even though this movie has come to the television so many times. It is actually surprising because it had quite a big cast including Pasupathy, Suresh Gopi, Jayasurya, Samvrutha Sunil, and Dhanya Mary Varghese. Telling the story of a person who takes law into his hands when everything else fails, this movie might have been a better success if the story-telling was more direct. But I surely thought that this movie was another interesting watch.
***The images used in this blog post are from the Facebook Pages of Mumbai Taxi and Asha Black.