Monday, December 12, 2011

Critics: 'Beautiful' is a Winner

Director: V. K. Prakash
Cast: Jayasurya, Anoop Menon, Meghna Raj
Year: 2011

The critics are all unanimous in their praise for the V.K. Prakash directed, Anoop Menon scripted movie Beautiful. While some point to a few problems with the script, overall the movie has been well received and Prakash's narrative style is roundly praised.

Here is a look at the reviews from the major sites:

After much stroll around inconsequential scripts, director V K Prakash is finally into one that will give him that much elusive winner.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Casanovva: Another Teja Bhai?

Director: Rosshan Andrrews
Cast: Mohanlal, a bunch of beautiful women, a gang of young men played by no-name actors

Casanovva -- probably one of the most eagerly awaited Mohanlal movies in recent times. The two v's in the title, in case you didn't know, is just the numerology crazy director's way of trying to bring some good luck to the movie. I think he's going to really need it. The trailer has been released and it appears to be another one of "those" movies.

By "those" I mean the Teja Bhai genre of movies, catering to the hormone-driven youth. The testosterone level in Casanovva is Teja Bhai times ten. The main attraction of this movie seems to be women -- plenty of them. Young, beautiful, and nearly naked.