Paresh C Palicha

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Review: Life of Josutty impresses

Review: Life of Josutty impresses

Rediff.com25 Sep 2015

Drishyam director Jeethu Joseph gives Dileep one of the best characters of his career, says Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Ennu Ninte Moideen is impressive

Review: Ennu Ninte Moideen is impressive

Rediff.com22 Sep 2015

Ennu Ninte Moideen is a worthwhile effort.

Review: Njan Samvidhanam Cheyyum is tacky

Review: Njan Samvidhanam Cheyyum is tacky

Rediff.com21 Sep 2015

Balachandra Menon has lost his touch with Njan Samvidhanam Cheyyum, writes Paresh C Palicha.

'The best director award came as a surprise'

'The best director award came as a surprise'

Rediff.com2 Sep 2015

Filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan on his Oraalppokkam win, and why he is keen on retaining the independent spirit of his films.

Review: Kunjiramayanam is enjoyable

Review: Kunjiramayanam is enjoyable

Rediff.com31 Aug 2015

Siblings Vineeth and Dhyan seem to be making a statement on their father Sreenivasan's work in Malayalam cinema, notes Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Jamna Pyari is an average film

Review: Jamna Pyari is an average film

Rediff.com28 Aug 2015

Jamna Pyari remains a mediocre effort that cannot fulfill viewer expectations in this festive season., says Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Loham lacks lustre

Review: Loham lacks lustre

Rediff.com21 Aug 2015

Mohanlal's Loham is not original at all, warns Paresh C Palicha.

'Making a film and releasing it is not a cheap affair'

'Making a film and releasing it is not a cheap affair'

Rediff.com14 Aug 2015

Karma Cartel director Vinod Bharathan gives us an insight into his style of filmmaking.

Review: Rasputin fails to impress

Review: Rasputin fails to impress

Rediff.com10 Aug 2015

Rasputin is long-delayed, and not meant for today's times, says Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Ayaal Njanalla is a one time watch

Review: Ayaal Njanalla is a one time watch

Rediff.com3 Aug 2015

The film has its funny moments.

Review: Acha Din is a mediocre film

Review: Acha Din is a mediocre film

Rediff.com20 Jul 2015

Acha Din is quite a disappointment as it lacks depth, even though it deals with a serious subject.

Review: Love 24x7 is impressive

Review: Love 24x7 is impressive

Rediff.com20 Jul 2015

Love 24x7 is a promising debut by Sreebala K Menon.

'Dileep is a director's actor'

'Dileep is a director's actor'

Rediff.com14 Jul 2015

'Seeing the characters you had conceived come alive, saying the lines you had written for them... or the actor giving it a totally different meaning from what you had originally thought... is unbelievable!' Sreebala K Menon tells Paresh C Palicha.

Review: 32aam Adhyayam 23aam Vaakyam is disappointing

Review: 32aam Adhyayam 23aam Vaakyam is disappointing

Rediff.com22 Jun 2015

32aam Adhyayam 23aam Vaakyam is a disappointing affair because of the careless handling of the subject, says Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Premam is a winner all the way

Review: Premam is a winner all the way

Rediff.com1 Jun 2015

With Premam, director Alphonse Putheran proves that he has the knack of presenting themes that have blockbuster written all over, writes Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Ivide is an average entertainer

Review: Ivide is an average entertainer

Rediff.com1 Jun 2015

Ivide tries to tackle a lot of things but ends up satisfying none.

Review: Swargathekkaal Sundaram is avoidable

Review: Swargathekkaal Sundaram is avoidable

Rediff.com25 May 2015

Swargathekkaal Sundaram is one more addition to the heap of films that leave hardly anything to be remembered,

Review: Kumbasaaram is an overdose of drama

Review: Kumbasaaram is an overdose of drama

Rediff.com25 May 2015

Kumbasaaram is an over the top which has nothing new to offer.

Review: Nee-Na is impressive

Review: Nee-Na is impressive

Rediff.com18 May 2015

Nee-Na is another brilliant effort by director Lal Jose.

Review: Lailaa O Lailaa fails miserably

Review: Lailaa O Lailaa fails miserably

Rediff.com15 May 2015

Lailaa O Lailaa is a tacky film that wasted the resources at its disposal.

Review: Oru Second Class Yatra is a second class journey

Review: Oru Second Class Yatra is a second class journey

Rediff.com11 May 2015

The film truly sticks to it's title.

Review: Chandrettan Evideya is confusing

Review: Chandrettan Evideya is confusing

Rediff.com4 May 2015

The comedy fails to work for the most part.

Review: Ivan Maryadaraman is torture

Review: Ivan Maryadaraman is torture

Rediff.com6 Apr 2015

It may not work for most adults, warns Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Oru Vadakkan Selfie is an enjoyable film

Review: Oru Vadakkan Selfie is an enjoyable film

Rediff.com30 Mar 2015

The narrative has some gaping holes, but one can ignore them as the subject is not dealt in a serious or profound manner.

Review: Avoid watching You Too Brutus

Review: Avoid watching You Too Brutus

Rediff.com24 Mar 2015

The message from You Too Brutus is that human relationships are fragile but the way it is conveyed leaves us with a bad taste in the mouth.

Review: Haram does not make us happy

Review: Haram does not make us happy

Rediff.com24 Feb 2015

Haram loses its steam quite early, says Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Fireman misses the target

Review: Fireman misses the target

Rediff.com20 Feb 2015

Fireman's aim seems to be glorifying the image of superstar Mammootty, writes Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeeviyanu is anything but entertaining

Review: Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeeviyanu is anything but entertaining

Rediff.com9 Feb 2015

The story of Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeeviyanu oscillates between political satire and slapstick, says Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Mariyam Mukku is confused and disappointing

Review: Mariyam Mukku is confused and disappointing

Rediff.com27 Jan 2015

Malayalam film Mariyam Mukku has a wafer-thin plot, says Paresh C Palicha.

Review: This Rasam is very bland

Review: This Rasam is very bland

Rediff.com27 Jan 2015

Even super star Mohanlal can't salvage the disaster that is Malayalam film Rasam, says Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Picket 43 is worth a watch

Review: Picket 43 is worth a watch

Rediff.com27 Jan 2015

Picket 43 is the best film in Major Ravi's oeuvre and deserves to be seen despite its shortcomings.

Review: Aamayum Muyalum is disappointing

Review: Aamayum Muyalum is disappointing

Rediff.com22 Dec 2014

Rather than watching Aamayum Muyalum, the DVDs of Priyadarshan's old films would be a better option.

Review: Cousins is crass

Review: Cousins is crass

Rediff.com19 Dec 2014

Cousins is not an auspicious beginning to the festive season, says Paresh C Palicha.

Review: Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu is an old wine in a new bottle

Review: Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu is an old wine in a new bottle

Rediff.com2 Dec 2014

Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu is a typical old world story with inter-religious relationship, elopement, mayhem and murder.

Review: Ormayundo Ee Mukham has no substance

Review: Ormayundo Ee Mukham has no substance

Rediff.com17 Nov 2014

Ormayundo Ee Mukham is fluffy and breezy but disappointing.

Review: Iyobinte Pusthakam is technically brilliant

Review: Iyobinte Pusthakam is technically brilliant

Rediff.com10 Nov 2014

Iyobinte Pusthakam is a visual extravaganza where director Amal Neerad's technical skills and the brilliance of the ensemble cast win the day.

Review: Mammootty shines in Varsham

Review: Mammootty shines in Varsham

Rediff.com7 Nov 2014

Varsham carries the stamp of Ranjith Sankar which is enhanced by Mammootty's presence.

Review: Nayana is disappointing

Review: Nayana is disappointing

Rediff.com20 Oct 2014

Nayana has some interesting performances but it is only in the second half that we come to the real story.

Review: Asha Black is boring and insipid

Review: Asha Black is boring and insipid

Rediff.com13 Oct 2014

The film is so heavy with messages that the story or narration takes a backseat.

Review: Ithihasa is enjoyable

Review: Ithihasa is enjoyable

Rediff.com13 Oct 2014

The storyline sounds simple and thin but the way it is presented makes Ithihasa worth watching.

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