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Thoughts on Akale (Malayalam)

I first watched Akale when I was about five or six. A movie which, at that age, I couldn’t quite understand. But I think there was something in that film, something that stayed with me for all these years. Something that made me hunt for this film on YouTube and watch it one evening. Now, after all these years, I think I’ve begun to understand what the movie has been trying to tell me all this while.

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Best Songs By Actor-Singers Part 3 – Malayalam

I know it’s been a month since the previous post, but there were too many other things to write about! So now finally, here I am, completing the actor-singer trilogy! (Here’Part 1  and Part 2). 

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Meri Pyaari Bindu – A Beautiful, Heart-Warming Tale of Love and Friendship

Has it ever happened to you, when you start watching a movie expecting to not like it, and then ending up LOVING it? Meri Pyaari Bindu was that film for me. It’s surprising, why this movie didn’t do better. The acting was great, the music was good. Yes, it isn’t perfect. But it’s far better than the love stories you get to see in Bollywood nowadays.

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When I Awoke – My First Attempt At A Short Story

‘It came out of nowhere, and hit me on my head.’ This was the prompt we were given in class, and we had to craft a short story around it. This is what I came up with in the one hour I had. I’m not really a short story person. My comfort zone lies in analyzing already existing works, which is what I do here.  Anyway, here goes…. Continue reading “When I Awoke – My First Attempt At A Short Story”

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OK Jaanu vs OK Kanmani – A Step-by-Step Guide on How NOT to do a remake

OK Kanmani wasn’t a film I loved. I felt it didn’t have any drama, or any major conflict. I think I should mention here that I don’t have the patience for films that deal with commitment issues, like Love Aaj Kal, Shuddh Desi Romance etc. I know this is a common hurdle in the modern-day love stories, but it’s so on the surface-level that I feel it doesn’t deserve to be the central conflict in a movie. At the time I watched OKK, it (for me) was just a film about two adorable but commitment-phobic characters. It was only after I watched the remake – OK Jaanu – that I realized how OKK was a much better film, though it had the same plot. OK Jaanu and OK Kanmani brings out the differen Continue reading “OK Jaanu vs OK Kanmani – A Step-by-Step Guide on How NOT to do a remake”