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കാനനത്തിന്റെ സുഖവും മണ്ഡലകാലത്തിന്റെ പരിശുദ്ധിയും ആവോളം. കറുപ്പണിഞ്ഞ് മാലയിട്ട് മല ചവിട്ടുമ്പോള്‍ അനുഭവിച്ചറിഞ്ഞ തത്ത്വമസിപ്പൊരുള്‍ പിന്നെയും പിന്നെയും ഓര്‍മപ്പെടുത്തുന്ന സന്ദര്‍ഭങ്ങള്‍. ശബരിമല കാഴ്ചയും അനുഭവവുമായി മാറുകയാണ് വിഷ്ണു ശശിശങ്കര്‍ സംവിധാനം ചെയ്ത മാളികപ്പുറത്തിലൂടെ. ഉള്ളുരുകുന്ന കുഞ്ഞുഭക്തയുടെ നിഷ്‌കളങ്കമായ ഭക്തിയുടെ കഥ പറയുന്ന മാളികപ്പുറം തീര്‍ച്ചയായും പ്രേക്ഷകന്റെ കണ്ണു നിറയ്ക്കുന്നതിനൊപ്പം മനസ്സും നിറയ്ക്കും. ഈ വര്‍ഷത്തെ ഏറ്റവും ഒടുവിലെ സൂപ്പര്‍ഹിറ്റ് ചിത്രമെന്ന് തീര്‍ത്തും പറയാനുള്ള എല്ലാ ചേരുവകളും ഈ ചിത്രത്തിലുണ്ട്.

ഭക്തിയും അതിലെ നിഷ്‌കളങ്കതയുമാണ് മാളികപ്പുറത്തെ ആസ്വാദ്യമാക്കുന്നത്. കഥയിലെ പുതുവഴികളും സന്ദര്‍ഭങ്ങളുമൊക്കെ സിനിമയെ ഹൃദ്യമാക്കി മാറ്റുന്നുമുണ്ട്. ഒപ്പം സിനിമയുടെ അടിത്തറയായി ഭക്തി കൂടിയെത്തിയതോടെ പ്രേക്ഷകര്‍ മടുപ്പില്ലാതെ കണ്ടിരിക്കും. പൂര്‍ണമായും കുടുംബാന്തരീക്ഷത്തില്‍, കുടുംബ പ്രേക്ഷകര്‍ക്കായി ഒരുക്കിയ ചിത്രം കൂടിയാണിത്. മുന്‍പ് നന്ദനത്തിലും ആമേനിലുമൊക്കെ കണ്ട ഈശ്വരസങ്കല്‍പത്തിന്റെയും അതിന്റെ പുനര്‍വായനയുടെയും മറ്റൊരു അനുഭവം കൂടിയാണ് മാളികപ്പുറം.

കല്യാണി എന്ന എട്ടുവയസ്സുകാരി ശബരിമല അയ്യപ്പന്റെ വലിയ ഭക്തയാണ്. എന്നിട്ടും അവള്‍ക്കിതുവരെയും മല ചവിട്ടാനുള്ള ഭാഗ്യമുണ്ടാകുന്നില്ല. ഒടുവില്‍ അവള്‍ അച്ഛനൊപ്പം മല കയറാന്‍ തീരുമാനിക്കുന്നു. കറുപ്പണിഞ്ഞ് ഭസ്മമിട്ട് അവളും അങ്ങനെ മാളികപ്പുറമായി. തുടര്‍ന്ന് അവളുടെ ശബരിമലയാത്രയും ആ യാത്രയ്ക്കിടയില്‍ അവള്‍ കണ്ടുമുട്ടുന്ന സ്വാമിയായ ഉണ്ണി മുകുന്ദന്റെ കഥാപാത്രവും തമ്മിലുണ്ടാകുന്ന അപ്രതീക്ഷിത സംഭവങ്ങളാണ് ചിത്രത്തെ മുന്നോട്ടു കൊണ്ടുപോകുന്നത്. ആദ്യ പകുതി കല്യാണിയും അവളുടെ സൂപ്പര്‍ ഹീറോ അയ്യപ്പനുമായുള്ള ബന്ധവും കുടുംബവും സ്‌കൂളുമൊക്കെ വന്നു പോകുന്നതാണ്. വൈകാരിക രംഗങ്ങളും തമാശയുമൊക്കെ ഇവിടെ ആവോളമുണ്ട്. രണ്ടാം പകുതി അവളുടെ ശബരിമലയിലേക്കുള്ള യാത്രയാണ്. ഈ യാത്രയില്‍ അവള്‍ക്കൊപ്പം ആസ്വാദനത്തിന്റെ ഇരുമുടിയേന്തി പ്രേക്ഷകരും സഞ്ചരിക്കും.

ശബരിമലയും അയ്യപ്പനും സിനിമയിലെ പ്രധാന കഥാപാത്രങ്ങളാണ്. ഈ ഇടങ്ങളെ കൃത്യമായി അടയാളപ്പെടുത്താനും സിനിമയില്‍ കഴിഞ്ഞിട്ടുണ്ട്. ശബരിമല ഇതുവരെ അറിയാത്തവര്‍ക്കും അറിഞ്ഞവര്‍ക്കും സിനിമ സമ്മാനിക്കുന്നത് വലിയ അനുഭവങ്ങള്‍ തന്നെയാണ്. തിരക്കഥയിലെ ചേരുവകളെ കൃത്യമായി അടയാളപ്പെടുത്താനും അത് പ്രേക്ഷകരിലേക്ക് കൃത്യമായ അളവില്‍ എത്തിക്കുവാനും സംവിധായകനായ വിഷ്ണു ശശിശങ്കറിന് കഴിഞ്ഞിട്ടുണ്ട്. സിനിമയുടെ രസച്ചരട് കൊണ്ടുപോകുന്നത് സംവിധാനത്തിലെ ഈ സവിശേഷത കൊണ്ടു കൂടിയാണ്. കഥയിലെ പുതുമയും തിരക്കഥയിലെ തെളിമയുമാണ് മാളികപ്പുറത്തിന്റെ നട്ടെല്ല്. അഭിലാഷ്പിള്ള എന്ന തിരക്കഥാകൃത്ത് പ്രേക്ഷകർക്കു വലിയ പ്രതീക്ഷ നല്‍കുകയാണ് ഈ ചിത്രത്തിലൂടെ. സിനിമയെ തുടക്കം മുതല്‍ പിടിച്ചു നിര്‍ത്തുന്നതും ആസ്വാദ്യമാക്കുന്നതും അഭിലാഷിന്റെ തിരക്കഥയാണ്.

മല ചവിട്ടാനെത്തുന്ന വെറുമൊരു സ്വാമി മാത്രമല്ല ഉണ്ണി മുകുന്ദന്റെ കഥാപാത്രം. ചിത്രത്തിലെ ഏറ്റവും സവിശേഷമായ സാന്നിധ്യം ഉണ്ണി മുകുന്ദന്റെതാണ്. പ്രേക്ഷകനെ രസിപ്പിച്ചും ചിരിപ്പിച്ചുമൊക്കെ ഉണ്ണി സിനിമയില്‍ നിറഞ്ഞാടുകയാണ്. സവിശേഷതകള്‍ ഏറെയുള്ള ഈ കഥാപാത്രത്തിന്റെ ഗൗരവം ചോര്‍ന്നു പോകാതെ അഭിനയിക്കാന്‍ താരത്തിനായി എന്നത് എടുത്തു പറയണം. കല്യാണിയെന്ന കുഞ്ഞുമാളികപ്പുറമായി നിറഞ്ഞാടിയ ദേവനന്ദന തിയറ്റര്‍ വിട്ടറിങ്ങുന്ന പ്രേക്ഷകരുടെ മനസ്സുകൂടിയാണ് കവര്‍ന്നെടുക്കുന്നത്. നിഷ്‌കളങ്കമായ ബാല്യവും അവളുടെ ഭക്തിയുമൊക്കെ ഹൃദ്യമായി അഭിനയിച്ചു പ്രതിഫലിപ്പിക്കാന്‍ ഈ കൊച്ചുമിടുക്കിക്കായി. കല്യാണിയുടെ കൂട്ടുകാരൻ പീയുഷായി എത്തിയ ശ്രീപദ് യാനാണ് ചിത്രത്തില്‍ കൂടുതല്‍ കയ്യടി നേടുന്ന മറ്റൊരു താരം. പ്രേക്ഷകനെ ഈ കൊച്ചുമിടുക്കന്‍ കുറച്ചൊന്നുമല്ല ചിരിപ്പിക്കുന്നത്. സൈജു കുറുപ്പിന്റെ അച്ഛന്‍ കഥാപാത്രവും ചിത്രത്തിന്റെ ജീവനാണ്.

വിഷ്ണു നാരായണന്റെ ഛായാഗ്രഹണം സിനിമയെ കാഴ്ചാനുഭവം ആക്കി മാറ്റുന്നുണ്ട്. ഓരോ ഫ്രെയ്മും സിനിമയ്‌ക്കൊപ്പം തന്നെ സഞ്ചരിച്ചു. രഞ്ജിന്‍ രാജിന്റെ സംഗീതവും പശ്ചാത്തലസംഗീതവും മാളികപ്പുറത്തെ ജീവസുറ്റതാക്കി മാറ്റി. സിനിമയുടെ വ്യത്യസ്തമായ രംഗങ്ങളില്‍ പശ്ചാത്തലസംഗീതത്തിനും പ്രേക്ഷകര്‍ കൈയടി നല്‍കുന്നുണ്ട്. സിനിമയെ കൃത്യമായി ചേര്‍ത്തുവച്ച എഡിറ്റര്‍ ഷമീര്‍ മുഹമ്മദിന്റെ കൂടിയാണ് ഈ ചിത്രം.

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Review: You Don't Know You Needed To Watch 'Malikappuram'. . . Until You See It

Aravindan Neelakandan

Jan 05, 2023, 06:15 PM | Updated 06:15 PM IST

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Malikappuram movie review

  • At a time when Hindu culture is becoming increasingly invisible in Malayalam cinema, this film is a reminder and celebration of a child's bond with Ayyappa Swami.

How are our Gods and Goddesses different from the super heroes we meet in comic books and in superhero films?

The answer is that our relationship with our Gods is at once protective emotionally as well as deeply transcendental.

'Superman' can be great entertainment and can even impart values derived from American collective consciousness. But he does not have the capacity to grow with a child, inside the being of the child and then guide him through values that are not society-derived but are primordial and eternal.

Only a Hanuman can do that. Because Hanuman inhabits a spiritual and civilisational universe, while Superman is an inhabitant of a fictional and a commercial world.

For a Hindu child, the Deity is super hero and beyond. That is a dimension that has not been explored so far – the bond that develops between a child and a Hindu Deity.

Malikkapuram , written by Abhilash Pillai and directed by Vishnu Sasi Sankar, explores exactly that dimension. In this case, the bonding is between an eight-years-old girl, Kalyani (Deva Nandha) and Ayyappa Swami.

Ayyappan, by all accounts, seems to be a historical yogic-warrior who resonated so deeply with Sastha that he became embodied in that transcendental and all-encompassing Advaitic truth of ‘Tat Tvam Asi’.

The movie starts with a short but effective acknowledgement of the historical roots of Ayyappan.

The girl has two strong bonds in her life– one this-worldly and the other, the transcendental. The two bonds of love intertwine beautifully in the story. But outside, the world is filled with loan sharks and child traffickers.

A traumatic incident occurs and her bond with Ayyappan turns into Bhakti. The child is shown as gifted with regards to her drawing skills, which in turn bring out images from her deep self: that of a superhero who transforms into Ayyappa Swami.

Unni Mukundan plays his role marvellously. Combining masculine fierceness with parental grace that can charm a child is not easy.

The fight scenes are well choreographed and have a charm rarely seen.

Qualitatively different, both in style and context, from the Kantara climax, the climax of Manikappuram exhibits a deeper connectivity.

The movie also shows a granny – Muthaachi as they call her in Malayalam. The Grandma element is slowly disappearing from both our family and popular culture. Her importance can never be overemphasised.

This movie shows what we are slowly losing even without being aware of it - the lap of a grandmother where we rest our heads as she tells us stories from the Puranas. Unfortunately, television serials have transformed the grandmother who enjoys Vanaprastha in home itself into a grumpy mother-in-law.

This movie shows a glimpse of that grandmother who is the primal root of culture and spirituality in a household.

With extraordinary acting, if it can be called that, the girl brings out what Bhakti is to the audience and not a single pair of eyes among the audience was without the mist of tears swelling up. The girl became Bhakti-Bhava itself.

The mischievous boy who gets himself drawn into the sacred pilgrimage because of his assumed responsibility for the girl has also transformed into the very character.

The storyline contrasts two worlds in the movie. One is the world made of all good-hearted people with an ambience of a divine culture that animates it. Then, simultaneously, there exists a cruel world that is made of arrogance, greed and sadism.

These worlds cross each other, resulting in suffering. At the centre of this clash of worlds, the movie places the tender Bhakti of Kalyani for Swami Ayyappan.

The movie is a visual treat as well. The music is soothing, and flows with the story.

In the fight scenes, and even otherwise, the girl projects onto a mysterious character all the attributes that she associates with Ayyapa Swami. In that luminal dimension between the supernatural and the natural, the Bhakti of the girl leaves an indelible mark on reality for all concerned.

This is a 'family entertainment' movie, a feel-good film and a movie that fills a void in us. If you miss it then you are missing the beginning of a phenomenon.

Kerala for quite sometime has been de-Hinduising itself in its movies. It has been a very worrisome development for the observers of Kerala cinema. The actors themselves may be Hindus but the characters and story of many a Malayalam film would not contain a single Hindu character.

It is at such a time that a film like this explodes onto the Malayali popular culture, bringing out strong images of the collective unconscious of Kerala that has always been Hindu.

Often, the Western and Westernised observers of Hindu society have written critically about ‘masculine’ Hinduism. Hindu Gods have suddenly become aggressive, muscular etc. This movie shows the muscular Hindu Deities – Shiva, Vishnu and Ganesha, and then, shows the Bhakti of the child in comfortable juxtaposition.

To the eight-year-old girl, the armed and muscular Hindu Deities are protectors. This is the living Hindu experience.

The movie also highlights Petta thulal – a ritual dance Ayyappan pilgrims enact. It is 'tribal'. All pilgrims are spiritually Ayyappan – the same Brahman and all pilgrims become tribal.

All social differences and superficial cultural differences are obliterated. There is no ' sanskritisation' or de-sanskritisation here. All cultural components unite in the grand dance of unity in diversity.

The reviewer remembers one of the earliest Ayyappan movies that became a cult classic across the languages – ‘Swami Aiyyappan’ (1975). The movie’s special effects were a dud even for 1970s standards of even Tamil cinema. Yet it became a cult classic.

Its songs became quite famous and they reverberate even today during ‘Kattu’ or the start and continuation of the sacred fasting for the Sabarimala pilgrimage.

Tamil Version of Title Song: Swami Ayyappan

The title song is a classic and it incorporated in it that grand statement of the Advaitic seer from Kerala– Sri Narayana Guru: Oru Jaathi Oru Matham Oru Deivam – One our Jaathi, one is our religion and one is our divine supreme.

Malayalam original Title song: Swami Ayyappan (1975)

That one is not a personal God. This movie points out. That is what every pilgrim who crosses the eighteen steps sees – along with Ayyappa – ‘Tat Tvam Asi’ .

That Mahavakya now gets highlighted in this movie.

Aravindan is a contributing editor at Swarajya.

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Malikappuram movie review: Unni Mukundan's 'divine act' is the saving grace in this timepass entertainer

The makers of Unni Mukundan's Malikappuram have tried to include a few 'massy' portions to spice things up in this take that follows a familiar path.

Malikappuram movie review: Unni Mukundan's 'divine act' is the saving grace in this timepass entertainer

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Last Updated: 01.52 PM, Dec 30, 2022

Despite her repeated attempts, eight-year-old Kalyani never gets to realise her wish of visiting Sabarimala. But after a personal tragedy, she finally decides to undertake the journey, in the company of her classmate Unni. What dangers await the two children and how does the arrival of a stranger help them?

Director Vishnu Sasi Shankar's Malikappuram is scriptwriter Abhilash Pillai's third Malayalam release this year after Vysakh's Night Driver and M Padmakumar's Pathaam Valavu . The similarities in terms of how he has structured the three screenplays are evident, in the sense that all movies had disjointed halves and truly come into their own only in the latter portions. But what works in Malikappuram is that it doesn't come with any hefty ideas or layered storylines. In fact, it's a simple tale of an eight-year-old girl's wish to visit Sabarimala, and the makers haven't tried too many things with it, once they decide to go the route. 

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The first half of the movie serves to only prolong it. We get a backstory of the girl, Kalyani, and her father, who keeps promising her to take her to Sabarimala but never fulfills it because of the various challenges he has to endure. The drama in these portions are familiar and it only stretches the film. However, once Kalyani and her friend decide to go on the journey, it becomes a more enjoyable affair, with Unni Mukundan's character helping to keep the audience engaged. 

Unni, as Ayyappadas, is delightful in this role, which requires him to shuttle between being playful and also portray a restrained bravado. The makers have tried to include a few 'massy' portions to spice things up - especially an action sequence that has his character performing roundhouse kicks and thumping punches along with doing cartwheels and shooting arrows. It's almost like Malikappuran turns on its head in those few minutes and assumes the guise of a Telugu film. To his credit, Unni does pull the scene off but it does feel a tad violent, given the character he is assumed to be. 

One of the best scenes in the film also comes in the latter half when Unni's character guides Kalyani towards the 18 steps at the Sabarimala temple. Child artiste Devinandha does a great job along with Sripadh. The other supporting cast of Saiju Kurup, Ramesh Pisharody, Renji Panicker and Manoj K Jayan get limited screen time in the movie.

Vishnu Narayanan's cinematography takes the audience through the pilgrimage, sans the claustrophobic feeling that usually accompanies the packed journey. Ranjin Raj's songs also go along well with the film, barring the thumping beats during the action scenes. 

Malikappuram qualifies as a timepass watch, thanks to its decent second half, elevated by a delightful performance by Unni Mukundan.

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Malikappuram is a Malayalam movie released on 30 Dec, 2022. The movie is directed by Vishnu Sasi Shankar and featured Unni Mukundan, Saiju Kurup, Manoj K. Jayan and Ramesh Pisharody as lead characters. Other popular actor who was roped in for Malikappuram is Renji Panicker.

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2022 ‘മാളികപ്പുറം’ Directed by Vishnu Sasi Shankar

8 year old Deva Nanda from Panchalimedu village is unhappy that her pilgrimage to Sabarimala is delayed and decides to go with her friend.

Unni Mukundan Saiju Kurup Manoj K Jayan Ramesh Pisharody Sampath Ram Alphy Panjikaran Devanandha Renji Panicker T G Ravi Abhilash Pillai Manohari Joy Sreejith Ravi Ajai Vasudev Thushara Pillai Sreepath

Director Director

Vishnu Sasi Shankar

Producers Producers

Neeta Pinto Priya Venu

Writer Writer

Abhilash Pillai

Editor Editor

Shameer Muhammed

Cinematography Cinematography

Vishnu Narayan

Art Direction Art Direction

Kollam Suresh

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Stunt Silva

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Songs songs.

Santhosh Varma B. K. Harinarayanan

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M. R. Rajakrishnan

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Anil Chemboor

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Jithu Payyannur

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The film received positive reviews from audiences.

The film received positive reviews from audiences.

Starring Unni Mukundan, the film was released in theatres last year on December 30. Now the film has been released on OTT

Malayalam action-drama Malikappuram has made its way to Disney+ Hotstar. Directed by Vishnu Sasi Shankar and starring Unni Mukundan, Deva Nandha and Sreepath in the lead roles, the adventure-drama was released in theatres on December 30. The film received positive reviews from audiences.

Apart from Malayalam, the film will be streaming in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada languages.

The film’s story revolves around a girl who goes to the Sabarimala temple for darshan. The main storyline of the film is about how women, in their reproductive ages (between 10 to 50 years of age), are not allowed to visit the temple. But the protagonist of the movie, a young girl, is immensely attached to Lord Ayyappa.

Events in her life and how she and her cousin attempt to overcome many risks to make their visit to the temple, receiving unexpected help in their journey and a stranger (Unni Mukundan) who joins them to assure their safe arrival at the temple, foiling the plans of other evil entities along the route, is what the film’s story all about.

Apart from Kerala, there are many Ayyappa devotees in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Hence, the film received a good response in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language versions as well.

South superstar Unni Mukundan amazed the audience with his performance, while child actors Deva Nandha and Sreepath played important roles in the film and also gave their best performances. The filmmakers had earlier claimed that the film entered the Rs 100-crore club within 40 days of its release.

The other cast of the film features Saiju Kurup, Ramesh Pisharody, Alphy Panjikaran, Manohari Joy, T.G Ravi, Sampath Ram, Ramesh Pisharody and Kalabhavan Jinto.

Malikappuram is written by Abhilash Pillai, who is well known for helming thriller blockbuster films including Pathaam Valavu, Night Drive and Cadaver. The film’s music is composed by Ranjin Raj and the cinematography credit goes to Vishnu Narayanan.

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Unni Mukundan’s ‘Malikappuram’ is slowly but steadily turning out to be a winner at the box office. And sure enough child actor Devananda who played Malikappuram is also getting a lot of accolades. Devananda who is studying in 4th grade at Kalamassery Rajagiri Public school has been acting from a very young age. She made her debut in ‘Thottappan’ and went on to act in ‘Minnal Murali’, ‘My Santa’ as well as in upcoming films like ‘2018’ and ‘Neymar.’ Little Devananda admits to feeling elated to be part of ‘Malikappuram.’ She talks about the joy of playing Malikappuram to Manorama online.

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In 2018 I have acted in one of the films of the producer of 'Malikappuram'. That’s why they called me for the auditions of ‘Malikappuram.’ The film’s director Vishnu chettan and scriptwriter Abhilash chettan took my audition.

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In life also I was like Kallu mol

I fasted for 75 days for this film. It was also my first trip to Sabarimala. Like my character Kallu mol in the film, I was also able to meet Lord Ayyappa in Sabarimala. The film’s shoot happened during the interim period when the temple was open to the public. Therefore I had the opportunity to offer my prayers to Lord Ayyappa. We had to shoot for many days in a forest and we had to climb mountains and hills to reach the destination.

Fun with friends

We were all like one big family on the sets. It was fun to act with Unni chettan. He was so caring, and he would help me when I needed guidance. The shooting was there for 75 days. I got so much love from Saiju Uncle (who played my father in the film) and Alphy Chechi (who played my mom). My co-star was Sripad. There were many kids who had come to act with us during the school portions. And we had a whale of a time.

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I first acted in 'Thottappan'. According to my father, it was cinematographer Saran Velayudhan who approached him after seeing my photo on Facebook. I was 3.5 years old then. And I acted in Thottappan a year later. After that, I acted in ‘Minnal Murali,’ Dileep uncle’s ‘My Santa’, Vineeth chettan’s ‘Simon Daniel’, ‘Heaven’, ‘Teacher’ (played Amala Paul’s junior version). It is in ‘Malikappuram’ that I am doing a full-length role.

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Bramayugam Movie Review: A Haunting Tale Of Folklore And Intrigue

While bramayugam delivers solid entertainment, it may not fully meet expectations for those seeking intense scares..

Star Cast: Mammootty, Amalda Liz, Arjun Ashokan, Sidharth Bharathan

Director: Rahul Sadasivan

Bramayugam Movie Review

What’s Good: The film’s black-and-white aesthetic adds a layer of visual allure, complementing its period setting and reducing the impact of gore. Mammootty’s portrayal of Kunjamon Potti is a standout, showcasing his versatility and anchoring the film with a captivating performance. The incorporation of intricate folklore elements by writer Rahul Sadasivan enriches the storytelling, while the musical score by Christo Xavier enhances the atmospheric experience.

What’s Bad: While “Bramayugam” delivers solid entertainment, it may not fully meet expectations for those seeking intense scares or excessive violence. The pacing in the movie’s first half is slightly slow, and despite setups for jump scares, they don’t materialize, potentially leaving some viewers wanting more.

Loo Break: While the movie initially unfolds at a slower pace, it only provides a few opportunities for a convenient restroom break.

Watch or Not?: I recommend waiting for the streaming release, especially for viewers with an OLED screen and a decent audio setup. While the theatrical experience offers visual splendor, the essence of the film can be appreciated just as well at home.

Language: Malayalam

Available On: Theatrical release

Runtime: 139 minutes

Directed by Rahul Sadasivan and starring Mammootty, “Bramayugam” transports audiences to a bygone era, delving into the eerie narrative of Thevan, a young folk singer whose fate intertwines with the enigmatic Kunjamon Potti’s decaying mansion. As Thevan attempts to escape, he finds himself ensnared in Potti’s sinister plans, leading to a gripping tale of suspense and folklore.

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Bramayugam Movie Review: Script Analysis

Rahul Sadasivan’s screenplay for “Bramayugam” cunningly intertwines folklore and suspense, spinning a web of narrative darkness that ensnares viewers in a realm of mystery and diabolical intrigue. Teaming up with acclaimed novelist TD Ramakrishnan, Sadasivan crafts dialogue dripping with malevolence and foreboding, luring audiences deeper into the sinister landscape of 17th-century Southern Malabar. The script’s true wickedness lies in its ability to twist conventions, manipulating traditional storytelling techniques into an ominous and innovative tapestry. By seamlessly melding historical reality with supernatural terror, Sadasivan conjures a chilling narrative that keeps viewers trembling on the precipice of horror until the last frame fades to black.

Furthermore, Sadasivan’s screenplay is a foundation for the film’s thematic exploration, delving into themes of fear, power, and the unknown. Through the interactions of characters like Thevan and Kunjamon Potti, the script navigates the complexities of human nature and the allure of forbidden knowledge. Each scene is meticulously crafted to build tension and suspense, culminating in a climactic showdown that leaves a lasting impression. The script makes this movie a thought-provoking exploration of folklore and the human psyche.

Bramayugam Movie Review: Star Performance

“Bramayugam” relentlessly hounds audiences with a powerhouse ensemble cast, each actor pushing the film to unparalleled heights. Mammootty’s rendition of the enigmatic Kunjamon Potti is utterly captivating, displaying his boundless skill and profound acting prowess. With finesse and weight, Mammootty breathes life into the multifaceted antihero, enveloping viewers in Potti’s labyrinth of mystery and shadows. His compelling aura becomes the film’s unyielding force, precise audiences deeper into the enigmatic depths of Potti’s universe.

Arjun Ashokan shines as Paanan, infusing the character with vulnerability and resilience. Arjun Ashokan’s performance is chillingly remarkable, portraying the essence of a man ensnared by supernatural forces beyond his grasp. Sidharth Bharathan’s portrayal of the chef is equally unsettling, delving into the depths of a man tormented by the malevolent secrets concealed within his employer’s mansion. Despite their limited screen time, Amalda Liz and Manikandan Achari leave an impression with their performances. Together, these talented actors breathe life into “Bramayugam.”

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Bramayugam Movie Review: Direction, Music

Rahul Sadasivan’s direction in “Bramayugam” is masterful, guiding the audience through a haunting journey filled with suspense and intrigue. Darkness envelops every scene, revealing the meticulous attention to detail as Shehnad Jalal’s atmospheric cinematography merges with intricately crafted sets, infusing vitality into Kunjamon Potti’s dilapidated mansion. Opting for a monochromatic grading, Sadasivan imparts a timeless essence to the film, elevating its period backdrop and mitigating the intensity of gore, rendering it accessible to a broader audience. Skillful pacing maintains viewer engagement, steadily escalating tension until a gripping climax is reached.

Sadasivan’s direction in “Bramayugam” is enriched by Christo Xavier’s haunting musical score, which intensifies the film’s atmospheric depth. Xavier’s compositions evoke a sense of dread and suspense, utilizing ambient sounds and orchestral arrangements to enhance each scene’s emotional impact. The synergy between Sadasivan’s direction and Xavier’s music creates a visually striking and emotionally compelling cinematic experience, establishing “Bramayugam” as a noteworthy achievement in Indian cinema.

Bramayugam Movie Review: The Last Word

“Bramayugam” cunningly melds captivating storytelling, visual allure, and chilling performances to unleash an evil saga of folklore and deceit. Though it may not appease every horror aficionado, its sinister aesthetic and gripping narrative carve a niche of darkness within the Indian cinematic realm, ensuring its place as a sinister standout.

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Bramayugam releases on 15 February, 2024.

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Watch the Official Trailer from Malayalam movie 'Malikapuram' starring Unni Mukundan, Saiju Kurup, Indrans and Manoj k jayan. 'Malikapuram' movie is directed by Vishnu Sasi Shankar. To know more about 'Malikapuram' trailer watch the video. Check out the latest Malayalam trailers, new movie trailers, trending Malayalam movie trailers, and more at ETimes - Times of India Entertainment.

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Malayalam Movie Manjummel Boys X (Twitter) Review: Ganapathi and Soubin Shahir Praised

M anjummel Boys, the much-anticipated Malayalam flick, hit big screens earlier today, promising an adventurous storyline. Directed by Chidambaram, the film features Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, Balu Varghese, Ganapathi, and Jean Paul Lal in significant roles. Manjummel Boys has received majorly positive reviews from critics and audiences. After experiencing the first show, netizens took to their social media accounts and shared their thoughts.

The survival thriller follows the story of a group of friends on a trip to Kodaikanal, unaware of the mystery of Guna Cave, also known as Devil’s Kitchen. However, they decide to explore the Guna Cave and delve into the darkness of this cave. The story takes an unexpected turn when one of the friends gets trapped inside the cave. The runtime of this nail-biting cinematic experience is 2 hours and 15 minutes. For those unaware, as per the trailer, the story is based on true events.

“Utterly breathtaking”: X users react to Manjummel Boys

Netizens are praising Manjummel Boys for its direction, cinematography, and acting performances. So, let's dive into the reviews to find out what exactly netizens are quoting about the film.

Taking his X (Twitter), one user wrote, “ManjummelBoys 4.5/5 PURE GOLD. A Well Made Survival Thriller. Good 1st Half & Excellent 2nd Half… Last 30 MinsTechnically Very BRILLIANT. Art Direction & Cinematography Top-Notch. Lot Of Clap Worthy Scenes In 2nd Half. I Cried In Some Scenes. Soubin, Sreenath & Boys Performance SEMA. Highly Recommended. MUST WATCH. DONT MISS. THERE IS NOTHING ON THIS EARTH MORE TO BE PRIZED THAN TRUE FRIENDSHIP… Kadaisiya Vara Andha Song.”

Another X user praised the movie by tweeting, “ManjummelBoys Winner! Malayalam Cinema stands tall in its prime. A triumph yet again.”

Considering its reviews, the narrative of Manjummel Boys seems to be filled with friendship, courage, and suspense, promising an exhilarating cinematic experience. Also, it will be interesting to see whether these positive reviews turn into massive box-office collections or not.

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