Take Off, Puthan Panam and Sakhavu has struck gold this holiday season
Many highly awaited Malayalam movies have hit screens this holiday season. Out of that, three films- Take Off, Sakhavu and Puthan Panam have been the most impressive.
Take Off, directed by renowned editor Mahesh Narayanan was the first to release. The movie was met with extraordinary reviews from the critics. It was soon the talk of the town with celebrities including Mohanlal, Mammootty, Kamal Haasan and Suriya praising the movie. Take Off, written by Mahesh Narayanan and PV Shaji Kumar is inspired from real life incidents where a group of Malayali nurses were trapped in the Tikrit region in Iraq during the ISIS attacks in 2014.
Puthan Panam, released on April 12, is running successfully in theatres. The all time favorite duo of Ranjith and Mammootty have once again delivered a wonderful movie. It is a socially relevant film which explores the current financial situation and the events post demonetisation in the country. Mammootty is at his best as Nithyananda Shenoy, a character that is even hard to imagine with any other actor.
Nivin Pauly starrer Sakhavu was released yesterday (April 15) to excellent response from the audience. Critics have also rated this political drama as a good watch despite having it’s share of flaws. The movie, directed by Sidharth Siva features Nivin in a dual role. The actor has given his career best performance while portraying the role of comrade Krishnan. The movie is not just a political drama, it has equal doses of romance, machismo and humour. It is a clean commercial package that entertains as well as enlightens the audience about what politics is.
All these three movies have a common factor- social relevance. The audience have been able to connect well with these movies and may be that’s one of the major reasons behind their success.