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Movie Review: Mambazhakkalam

January 19, 2006

The story of this movie is very simple. Puthenpurackal Chandran (Mohanlal) had a childhood flame Indira (Shobhana) and for various reasons could not marry her. He meets her after a long time and by then she is already married and has a child. Her husband, Dr. Raghuram, a drug addict was in jail for murder […]

Tanmatra: Review Roundup

January 9, 2006

We had reported earlier that Mohanlal’s new film Tanmatra directed by Blessy is not doing that well. But most reviewers seem to agree that Mohanlal has given a wonderful performance. Paresh C. Palicha writes “Tanmatra” can also be credited with the rediscovery of actor Mohanlal, not just because his performance is sans any star aura […]

Looking for super directors

January 2, 2006

According to The Hindu, the Man of the Year for 2005 in Malayalam movies is Mammotty. Rajamanikyam was the biggest hit in his career. All his other five movies, Thommanum Makkalum, Thaskaraveeran, Raapakal, Nerariyan CBI, and Bus Conductor made money. Compared to that Mohanlal had five releases, Udayananu Tharam, Chandrolsavam, Udayon, Naran and Thanmatra, of […]

2005 – Year of Superstars.

December 29, 2005

Few years back there was great hope in malayalam film industry with quite a number of young actors debuting. Many of us thought that era of Mammootty and Mohanlal (super stars) are over and a new dawn for malayalam cinema is around the corner with the infusion of young talent. If one had harbored such […]

Tanmatra not doing good

December 25, 2005

From today, Vellithira is moving to a permanent home. With this change comes a name change too. The new site is When we started this site we did not know that there would be such an overwhelming response to our articles. As the readership started increasing, we realized that it should have its own […]

Who is the superstar?

December 2, 2005

In his most recent movie Rajamanikyam, Mammotty is seen wearing a green color shirt and yellow mundu and dancing with a bunch of people. He even attempts comedy in the movie. Previous attempts by directors like Sathyan Anthikkad and Priyadarshan to make Mammotty do comedy have failed successfully. Since he walks with a stiff gait, […]

Movie Review: Naatu Rajavu

November 29, 2005

As a fight is progressing between the villain and the hero’s folks, a car comes into the scene. The door opens and we get a glimpse of the hero’s legs as it stomps on the ground. In slow motion the hero walks towards the scene, mouths a one liner and thrashes countless people. You might […]