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    Kappela : A Romantic Thriller

    Kappela is a Malayalam movie directed by debutant Muhammed Musthafa. The film has Anna Ben, Sreenath Bhasi and Roshan Mathew playing the lead roles. The movie is co-written by Musthafa along with Sudhas and Nikhil Vahid. The music of this movie is done by Sushin Shyam who previously worked on projects like Kumbalangi Nights and Virus. The Cinematography of Kappela is done by Jimshi Khalid who was the cinematographer of Anuraga Karikkin Vellam. Jessy (Anna Ben) is the eldest of the two daughters of a modest family from the countryside of Wayanad, called Poovaranmala. The typical middle-class family finds a livelihood by farming and Jessy’s mother Mary ( Nisha Sarangh ) stitches clothes to make earnings for the family. One day, when Jessy returns from town after…

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    Kaamyaab : A tribute to character actors

    Kaamyaab is a film directed by Hardik Mehta and produced by Red Chilies Entertainment . The movie is about a veteran actor Sudheer (Sanjay Mishra) who realises during an interview that he quit acting in his 499th film . The actor who was depressed post retirement tries to act in one more movie to make the count of films reach 500 . The 500th movie which he terms as his last , to make himself believe that he has accomplished something in life and attempt a sort of revival of his soul . The incidents that form during his quest to achieve his unique goal forms the story behind Kaamyaab…

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    Choked : Paisa Bolta Hai

    Saritha (Saiyami Kher) and Sushant (Roshan Mathew) are a couple living in a mumbai locality with limited means to survive . While saritha works in a bank , sushant is an unemployed musician who tries to make living through odd jobs . During a sleepless night saritha finds herself thirsty . On reaching the kitchen she notices that the kitchen sink pipe is making sound and overflowing . Suddenly she finds herself yanking out the pipe and finding money . The events unfolding in saritha’s life after she finds money forms the story behind choked . A lot of life is just surviving what happens . Deb Calletti This quote…

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    Capharnaum : A realistic depiction of extreme poverty

    In this day and age , where everything is run by official documents , are you a human even if you don’t have any documents to prove your birth ? This is one of the core philosophy that is being questioned in Capharnaum . Directed by Nadine Labaki , this film will question the chaos around the world through the eyes of a child and shows you a realistic depiction of extreme poverty . The film begins with Zain , a 12 year old boy , who is in courtroom trying to sue his parents . The film as it progresses flashes back and forth between past and present of…

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    Tumbbad : Greed unfolding through generations

    India is treasure trove for folklores and from this country comes the story of Tumbbad . The story is written by four different writers, including National Award winner Anand Gandhi and director Rahi Anil himself . The title of the film is inspired by the Marathi novel ” Tumbadche Khot ” . The story of Tumbbad is depicted in three different parts with three different generations and their attachment to the treasury . The production of the film has taken more than six years. The main reason for this was to shoot in real locations and real environments . Even seeing the film, it cannot be guessed that this is…

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    Silent Voice : A Strong Message

    Silent Voice is a movie directed by Naoko Yamada and written by Reiko Yoshida . It is one of the most mature movies of the past decade , taking on themes such as suicide , depression , disability , social anxiety and redemption . In most basic sense the film with two main characters , namely Shoya Ishidia and Shoko Nishimiya tries to delve into the concept of cycle of hurt . Be the person who breaks the cycle. If you were judged, choose understanding. If you were rejected, choose acceptance. If you were shamed, choose compassion. Be the person you needed when you were hurting, not the person who…

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    The Fundamentals of Caring : A Simple Story

    The Fundamentals of Caring is a film directed by Rob Burnett with cast including Craig Roberts , Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez playing the lead roles . The movie is based upon Jonathan Evison’s bestselling novel of nearly the same name . The film revolves around Rudd and Robert’s characters, Ben and Trevor, one of whom is a registered caregiver while the other is a teenage boy suffering from a physical disability . Paranoia and fear keep Trevor confined to that which he knows, until Ben, who has his own hidden tragedies, comes into his life and tries to add some excitement to it . The Fundamentals of Caring is a very safe…

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    Best Korean series to watch on Netflix

    There has been an increasing interest in Korean movies and tv shows in past few years . With Parasite winning the Oscar this year , the popularity of content from this region is at an all time high . So I thought I will compile a list of the Korean series to watch on Netflix for you guys . Although the meaning of term “best” may change for different people , I hope this list will at least find a few favourites within each one of you . So without dragging on , here is the list of five best Korean series to watch on Netflix : 5 . Rookie…

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    Flipped : Strangely nostalgic

    Flipped is a romantic comedy – drama film based on Wendelin Van Draanen’s 2001 novel by the same name . Directed by Rob Reiner , the film is a coming of age story between two characters Bryce and Juli . The film’s title in itself is a triple-entendre that examines flips in opinion, to the flips in the film’s point-of-view, and to “flipped” verb past tense, as in falling for someone. This film takes you on a nostalgic lane , while the story progresses with a 60’s vibe from the perspective of both the characters , Bryce and Juli , kind of like a ” he said , she said ”…

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    Jallikattu : A hormonally charged thriller

    Do you remember the chicken chase scene from the movie “City of God” ? People running after chicken in the slums of Brazil in an agitated and chaotic manner . Exchange the slums of Brazil for village in Idukki and chicken for buffalo , pour it with huge amount of testosterone and stretch it for 90 minutes and you have a rough idea of what to expect from Jallikattu . Jallikattu (2019) is a film directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery based on a short story Maoist by S. Hareesh . The movie is about a buffalo which was supposed to be slaughtered going astray and causing chaos . The events that…