I want to bring five Malayalam movies to your notice. These movies of 2011 sounded promising when I saw the trailers. But the full length movies seemed jaded in comparison. I will not say that they were bad; each one of them had some highlights. But I do feel that the following film films missed the mark.
Hoping for a success with a remake of 70â€™s sizzler? Not quite the right mix. The enamoured man-child was downright irritating. Shwetha Menon did what she did all through her film stints in Bollywood in the 90â€™s. Skin, skin, skin. I absolutely loved Shreya Ghoshalâ€™s playback singing in this movie, by the way.
Once again, great music. Shreya rocks! The cinematography was excellent. How could this movie go wrong when it came from a camp of rockstars? I donâ€™t know. Something was missing, and I still cannot put my finger on it. The powerful set of actresses in this movieâ€™s cast, I feel, were underutilized.
Interesting plot. Kavya has come back. But the rest? Meh. Chithraâ€™s playback singing was noticeable in this movie.
It was refreshing to see Dileep in a serious role. He is a very versatile actor. The trouble with this flick was, for a movie with “orma” in its name, it was quite forgettable.
Mohanlal and Sheela. Sathyan Anthikad and Ilyaraja. Can you go wrong? You sure can â€“ especially if you are trying to sell us a fusion of Manassinakkare and Rasathanthram!