Highway,a bliss

Highway, 2014 : A Bliss. The visuals are stunning, the music is “real” and sounds are fine tuned by silence. The cute, amazingly performing heroine and naturally performing hero along with a dozen random great actors in supporting roles makes the movie a true, from the heart, feel good movie with a bit dramatic climax.

Special mention to the awesome performance of Alia Bhatt, who did a brilliant performance, which could be considered as an amend to all sins Bhatt family did with shitty crappy movies. And hats off to Imtiaz Ali, who showed the courage to go one step deeper to human relations and a dozen step away from usual Hindi flick thoughts. And finally A.R. Rahman, Resul Pookutty you both again proved how magical the sounds are!

The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie, 2014 : A bright, colorful, deep, simple movie. The story, though it started low like a usual animation movie, the story quickly turned to a brilliant, engaging and funny the core. It’s almost as awesome as Toy Story or Logorama or WALL•E. Loved it !!

ഒരു കുന്നിന്‍ ചെരുവില്‍ ഒരായിരം വിളക്കുകള്‍ തെളിയിച്ചു പ്രണയത്തെ മലയാളിക്ക് വരച്ച് കാട്ടിയ ബാലു മഹേന്ദ്ര എന്ന കലാകാരനു പ്രണാമം. ആ വിളക്കുകള്‍ ഒരിക്കല്ലും കെടുന്നില്ല, അദ്ദേഹം ക്യാമറയില്‍ നെയ്ത ചില ഛായക്കൂട്ടുകള്‍ പോലെ.

So, Indian Television theory : Cocaine = *******, Vagina = ****** and Beef = ****. So from next time, count the number of stars, to know if it’s beef or cocaine!

“പെണ്ണുകാണാന്‍ വന്ന ചെക്കനു ഐസ്ക്രീം കൊടുത്തപ്പൊ പാലക്കാടന്‍ മലയാളം പറഞ്ഞില്ലാനും പറഞ്ഞ് മഞ്ചു ചേച്ചിക്കെതിരെ കേസ് കൊടുക്കാന്‍ പറ്റോ സാറേ?”

Ernest et Célestine

Ernest et Célestine, French, 2014: A simple entertaining animated feature film. The movie is so clean that there is no doubt, it “has to” win Oscar for Best Animated Movie. The movie is in water color / children’s book format, with mild heart warming color tone which makes the movie too special. A must watch. A must win.

Just like the new law that let’s you sue Celebrities for endorsing the bad product, there should be a law that let’s people sue Media for telling false news.

1983 (Malayalam Movie, 2014)

1983 (Malayalam Movie, 2014) : A movie with “uncredited” hero character -Sachin Tendulkar. He is the hero, he is the emotion and he is the goosebumps making machine!
Though the story is not new, the way Abrid Shine tailored it for Malayalee audience is something wow. Nivin Pauly did a clean job, along with others casts, special mention to Srinda Ashab and Neeraj Madhavan. Engaging humor, simple true-to-heart incidents and neat narrations make the movie one fine watch. Special salute to Laljose, the coach for molding such an awesome director!