Film: Orma Maathram

Director : Madhu Kaithapram

Music : Kaithapram Viswanathan

Starring : Dileep, Priyanka Nair

Film Rating – 1.5 / 5

National Award winning Director, Madhu Kaithapram is back with Dileep and Priyanka in Orma Mathram. The story is set against a domestic crisis which finally evolves and is depicted in a larger society. The film opens with a loss of a child, and how his parents learn enduring the pain of life. This film tries to tell a tale of how people met with loss adjust to reality.

The film is symbolic and deals with poignant social issues like abortion, guilt, inter religious wedding, child labor etc. The treatment of this film Orma Maathram reminds us of art films of earlier times. The film has all the required materials to participate in any award categories, but it lacks in creating any impact on the audience. All in all a perfectly packaged art film imbibe with all classic touches. But what it lacks is a story, a good story teller and a plot good enough to worth watching.

Ajayan ( Dileep) is a simple clerk, lives with his wife Safia (Priyanka) and son. Ajayan works hard to meet all needs of his family. Once they find out that Safia is expecting second time, they decide to get abortion. According to the parents, they believe that a second child might divide their love amidst the children. Later in the film Ajayan comes to know that he is suffering from a vision disorder which is not curable and could make him blind. To add fuel to the fire, and to make the story even sterner, the couple looses their only son. Now the script is torn between, the parents grief for lost son and their faith in religion.

The director now starts pouring in events and issues and confuses his audience. It is not clear which message he wants to convey in detail.

Bangkok Summer Malayalam movie review – Stuffed with Adventure, Love and Brotherhood

Bangkok Summer has been directed by Pramod-Pappan who has strained his every nerve to make the film a success. This is the movie which is packed with adventure, thrill and romance. Though few movie critics have taken exception to the presentation of characters in the movie, overall success rate is quite appreciable. In this movie, new faces have been shown. The appearances of Jayakrishnan, Rahul and Richa Panai in this movie are a matter of enticement as they are all newcomers.

The theme of the movie is based on money, love and humiliation. The director has tried his best to punch the spices of thrills and revenge in the movie.

The synopsis of the movie is as follows. Shrihari reached Bangkok for finding Madhavan who is believed to be his brother. Shrihari had to bear terrific pain and obstructions in life while spotting his brother. His life seemed to be hell. However, in between movie has got new turn with the arrival of Ganga who is a cute lady. She loves Madhavan and the story has reached the climax. The background music is excellent. Richa Panai is the heroine in this new movie. Her physical charisma will surely entice movie lovers.

The director has told reporters that after vast research he has decided to direct the movie to gain success. According to the director, he has tried to present two worlds to people for making a comparison study. Madhavan has been somehow misguided and entrapped into the hands of criminals. They struggled a lot for survival.

The music composer, director, choreographer, visual mixer and producer have made wonderful job to heighten the quality of the movie. They have claimed that this movie will mainly attract the teens who want max thrills and love. The fantastic sightseeing, sweet lyrics and excellent soundtrack are added advantages to make the film more glamorous.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Hollywood Movie Cast Photos, Pics

Release Date: 11/19/2010
Genre: Fantasy, Children’s/family
Directer: David Yates
Producer: David Heyman, David Barron, J. K. Rowling
Screenplay: Steve Kloves
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter


Just Go With It 2011 Hollywood Movie Cast Wallpapers, Pics

Release Date: 02/11/2011
Genre: Comedy
Director: Dennis Dugan
Producer: Jack Giarraputo, Adam Sandler,Heather Parry
Screenplay by: Timothy Dowling, Allan Loeb
Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Nick Swardson, Brooklyn Decker


The Devil’s Double 2011 Hollywood movie Cast Wallpapers, Pics

Release Date: July 29, 2011
Genre: Drama
Director: Lee Tamahori
Writer: Michael Thomas, Latif Yahia
Producers: Paul Breuls, Michael John Fedun
Cast: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Mimoun Oaissa, Raad Rawi, Philip Quast, Khalid Laith


Zookeeper 2011 Hollywood Movie Cast Wallpapers, Pics

Release Date: 07/08/2011
Genre: Comedy
Director: Frank Coraci
Screenplay: Nick Bakay, Kevin James
Producer: Happy Madison
Cast: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone, Jon Favreau, Judd Apatow


Thor 2011 Hollywood Movie Cast Wallpapers, Pics

Release Date: 05/06/2011
Genre: Fantasy, Action
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Producer: Kevin Feige
Music: Patrick Doyle
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings


Prom Hollywood Movie Cast photos, Pics

Release Date: 04/29/2011
Genre: Comedy drama
Director: Joe Nussbaum
Writer: Katie Wech
Cast: Thomas McDonell, Aimee Teegarden, Yin Chang, De’Vaughn Nixon, Danielle Campbell


Golmaal 3 Review :Golmaal3 Bollywood Movie Review Golmaal 3 Online Review Golmaal III Movie Review Rating Golmaal 3 Reviews

Director (s):Rohit Shetty
Producer (s):Dhilin Mehta
Starring:Ajay Devagan, Kareena Kapoor
Others:Arshad Warsi, Mithurn Chakraborthy, Ratna Pathak, Shreyas Talpade, Tusshar Kapoor
Story:Yunus Sajawala


Looks like Rohit Shetty never wants to come back from the comedy genre or Golmaal success. After the super success of Golmaal and an average in the form of Golmaal 2, the director is back with the third and the latest version in this series.

Like the earlier films Golmaal 3 is also a comic caper which has a loose storyline. This version stars Mithun Chakraborthy, Ratna Pathak Shah apart from regulars like Ajay Devagan, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Arshad Warsi and others. Kareena Kapoor who starred in the part two of the series has been continued here also.

The film has been launched recently and is expected to hit the screens by the end of the year. Buzz is that Ajay has changed his looks for the film and Arshad has charged a whopping Rs three crore for the film.

The film has music by Dhilin Mehta and has music by Pritam.


Resident Evil: Afterlife Review Movie Review

Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson.
Writer : Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring: Milla Jovovich ,Johnny Messner,Boris Kodjoe,Wentworth Miller,Ali Larter,Kim Coates
Genres: Action Thriller, Adventure, Sequel, Fantasy, Sci-Fi ,3D, Shot-In-3D, Horror.
Distributed by: Sony Pictures.
In Theaters: September 10, 2010 (3,000 theaters)
Picture releasing date of all countries:
04 September 2010 :- Japan.
10 September 2010 :- Canada , Estonia, India , Italy , Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, USA , UK.
16 September 2010 :- Germany, Portugal, South Korea.
17 September 2010 :- Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden.
23 September 2010 :- Netherlands.
07 October 2010 :- Australia.
21 October 2010 :- Argentina.
21 October 2010 :- Greece.
22 October 2010 :- Cyprus .
2 December 2010 :- New Zealand.
14 January 2011 :- Kazakhstan


If ever there was a critic-proof series it’s the unholy Resident Evil canon. After launching the franchise back in 2002, Paul W.S. Anderson went off to make other hit-and-miss movie missiles but kept up the writing and producing duties.

Each subsequent instalment made a packet at the international box office, which only further encouraged the producers. Remember: there’s no smoke without fire, folks.

Well, he’s back in the saddle again, and delivering a pure piece of movie mayhem that is part music video, part video game and about ten per cent actual cinema. Like one of the contorting, mutating zomboid, Anderson’s latest is a true hybrid of aesthetics.

Resident Evil, for all the criticisms levelled against it, actually helped bring the zombie back to life. Arguably the 1995 game did it first, but in movie terms, it was Anderson. Even George A. Romero was attached to direct the first one in the very early days. But will anybody give him credit? Will they fuck!

Much like the director’s first take on this material, there’s a pummelling industrial metal sledgehammer-like soundtrack, which assaults the eardrums and gives the whole thing a bit of a kick. The guff about doing new things with 3D is, quite frankly, hype and nonsense. It doesn’t immerse you in the survival horror like Capcom’s games series do. It’s more like the scene from A Clockwork Orange where Alex has his eyes clamped wide open and forced to sit through a barrage of intense imagery.

This time Alice is drained of her kick-ass super powers in the opening segment by the dastardly Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts): a man who channels his very best Agent Smith impersonation and also has a habit of flying away like Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget. “I’ll get you next, Alice!”

Milla Jovovich always claimed this series was purely for teenage fans of gore, guns and girls. And so it proves. Anderson has never claimed anything higher than entertaining the fans. There’s purity to the franchise.

Alice, after the explosive Tokyo showdown, flies to Alaska looking for a place free of infection and mutant zombies, called Arcadia. Here she meets Claire Redfield (Ali Larter) – last seen getting into a chopper at the close of Resident Evil: Extinction.

Alice and Claire then fly away to L.A. in search of Arcadia after realising it’s not actually in the frozen north. Oh, and Claire’s got amnesia and doesn’t even recognise Alice or later, her own brother Chris Redfield played by Wentworth Miller – an actor who looks like Labour Party frontrunner David Miliband… it’s quite disconcerting.

There’s something very Sapphic about Alice and Claire’s relationship. One feels that at any time they could start kissing and sleeping together. The men in the series are so ineffectual and dull.

Just look at the longing glances between the characters throughout Resident Evil: Afterlife. Oh, if the director could get away with that. Imagine the ticket sales! It might give the series a bit of a lift if it were more brazen about such emotional wants and needs. If they’d started making out after killing the Axeman, it would be out of step in the slightest.

Paranoid critics, too, might even see symbolism in the burning Hollywood sign as Alice and Claire fly over a scorched Los Angeles. Is it a wry joke on the state of modern mainstream cinema?

Once the dynamic duo land in Los Angeles, the story settles for a bit and a new group of survivors – and naturally ones with not long for this world – are introduced. There’s a basketball star, a Hollywood producer and his assistant, an actress/waitress and a mystery figure in the basement.

The zombies in this series are capable of much more than staggering around like drooling, hungry fools. They’ve mutated sufficiently to burrow underground and have claws and teeth shooting out of their mouths like the dreaded xenomorphs!

The best set-piece features the figure of the ‘Axeman’ from the games. A behemoth of pain and malice, the dude just appears from nowhere to attack!

This forces Alice and Claire to team up for a well-paced and thrilling ‘action threesome’ set in a shower room spewing forth geysers of water, naturally it doesn’t end well for the big lug. But what about the symbolism of gushing water?

Anderson’s film flies by on a wave of energy, rapid editing, rockin’ music and highlights the fact a fantasy film can get by quite well without an interesting story to tell. It is formulaic genre material with little ambition but to please the audience with the hallowed trinity: girls, gore and guns.

It’s daft but strangely enjoyable. One doesn’t want to call it a ‘guilty pleasure’ as such. As a lover of the first two games I have a soft spot for this series. But for some Resident Evil: Afterlife is the embodiment of ‘evil’ and will no doubt assume the role of ‘portent to the end of cinema’, with Paul W.S. Anderson pegged as Beelzebub himself.

Taken for what they are – which admittedly, isn’t much, the Resident Evil franchise will appeal to some and be lambasted by the rest. They’re movies re-configured to the standard of a video-game, not the other way around. They’re really not there to worry too much about.

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