Pathemari Movie Review


Pathemari is a tribute to each and every expatriate who sacrificed their happiness for their families. If you are looking for an entertainer, it will disappoint you. Book the tickets if you love quintessential movies.

The movie is actually the entire life of an NRI Pallikkal Narayanan. Because of the family responsibilities, Narayanan along with his friend Moideen goes to Middle East in a Pathemari. The movie basically focuses on the selfless life of Narayanan who eventually spent almost 50 years at the Middle East so that his family can survive. What all he had to go through and how everyone treats him is what Pathemari talking about.

Mammootty, as Narayanan, has delivered an amazing performance. You would really feel for this character who is caught between his own wishes and the needs of his family. Jewel Mary, as Narayanan’s wife, has given a subtle yet strong touch to her character. One performance to watch out for is Siddique, who, despite very little screen time, has the most powerful lines and moments in the film.

The director, Salim Ahamed, has narrated this story with a pace and style that is now familiar to us through his last two films Adaminte Makan Abu and Kunjanandante Kada. To note are some one-liners that subtly pass through the scene, but says more than entire scenes put together. Madhu Ambat’s camera holds you down from the opening shot. The opening credits of the film show you Dubai in a way you’ve probably never seen the Emirate before. Resul Pookutty’s sound shows through, especially the portions where the sea is involved. Bijibal’s score is beautiful and unobtrusive. It serves as the right backing for the manner in which the story has been told. Vijay Shankar’s editing is seamless as it takes you to and fro from Kerala in the 60s and forward to the present day.

Verdict: Pathemari is an emotionally touching film which can move your heart. It’s not an entertainer but film that makes you see the life some people lives on whose efforts we are depending on. A film for the people who loves class and emotional films.

Janapriyanayakan celebrates b’day at ‘King Liar’ location

Janapriyanayakan Dileep celebrated his birthday at the location of his latest movie ‘King Liar’. A giant cake was arranged and the actor cut it wished by his fellow cast and crew. Dileep has spend a major part of his life till now in tinsel town. The actor has consciously decided to take on diverse roles now.

‘King Lair’ will have him play a person who lies his way through everything. The kind of complications that happen in his life because of his habit is shown humourously in the movie. The movie is being directed by Lal. The script is by Siddique.

Prithviraj and Namitha Pramod in ‘Amar Akbar Antony’

Namitha Pramod is paired opposite Prithviraj in the upcoming movie ‘Amar Akbar Antony’. This is the debut directorial venture of mimicry artist, singer, actor Nadirsha.

The movie casts Prithviraj, Jayasurya, and Indrajith in the lead roles. They have earlier worked together in Lal Jose’s ‘Classmates’.

The title of the movie is derived from the names of the three protagonists. Siddique, Kalabhavan Shajon, and Srinda Ashab also include the cast.

‘Amar Akbar Antony’ is touted to be a complete entertainer scripted by Nadirsha himself and he confirmed that he has finished with the script of the movie.

The film will go on floors soon and more details of the movie will be disclosed then. Deepak Dev is the music director.

Bhaskar The Rascal Reviews

Bhaskar The Rascal is a family entertainer which stars Megastar Mammootty in the lead role. The movie directed by Siddique stars Nayantara in the female lead. Bhaskar The Rascal is produced by Anto Joseph under the banner Anto Joseph Film Company.

Bhaskar was the only pillar of strength for his father during the crisis periods. He was secretly called as Rascal by te people, due to his rough and tough nature and tendency to react instantly if anyone opposes him.

Bhaskar(Mammootty) is a widower with a son Aadhi(Master Sanoop). He is a self made millionaire who builds an empire from the business wreckage of his father, played by Janardhanan. He is an uncouth man who has a rough exterior. But like a typical Siddique hero he has a golden heart. The typical characters which Siddique uses as sidekicks of hero are here as well in the form of Harisree Ashokan, Kalabhavan Shajon and Saju Navodaya. They are just card board characters created just to manufacture laughter.

After losing his wife pretty early, Bhaskar never married again and he has tremendous affection for his son, Aadi (Master Sanoop). But the boy has problems with his dad’s habit of getting into fights with all his rivals. As fate would have it, Bhaskar has an unlikely fan in Aadi’s classmate Shivani (Baby Anikha), the daughter of a lady entrepreneur, the sweet, charming soft-spoken Hima (Nayantara), who sells homemade chocolates.

The kids want their parents to get married and Bhaskar likes the idea as well. But Hima is not keen about this and there are some unprecedented issues that follow which takes the story ahead.


Mammootty perfectly plays Bhaskar, a ruthless businessman, a loving son and a extremely caring father. Nayantara makes a fantastic comeback into Malayalam as Hima, an independent lady who single-handedly raises her daughter. Master Sanoop and Baby Anikha steals the show with perfect portrayal of Bhaskar’s son Aadhi and Hima’s daughte. JD Chakravarthy excels as the soft-spoken antagonist. Janardhanan, Harisree Ashokan, Kalabhavan Shajohn, Saju Navodaya and Devi Ajith, who essayed the supporting roles completely fit into their respective roles.

Bhaskar The Rascal Script And Direction The movie is penned and directed by hit maker Siddique, has nothing new to offer. But the director succeeds in making a perfect family entertainer out of a cliched story line. The movie is rich with comical situations in first half; but shows some flaws in the second half. The climax ofhav the movie couldn’t match the exuberance of first half and ended up as an average one.

Bhaskar The Rascal a perfect family entertainer for the festival season. Watch it without much expectations.

Verdict: Masala Entertainer

Mohanlal-Renjith team’s ‘Loham': the story of Gold smuggling

Mohanlal-Renjith team’s upcoming movie ‘Loham’ is the story of the gold smuggling business in Kochi, Kozhikode, and Dubai.

Andrea Jeremiah does the female lead. Director V K Prakash, Siddique, Tini Tom, Joju, Ajmal Ameer, and Harish Peradi also do prominent roles.

‘Loham: The Yellow Metal’ is an action thriller scripted by Renjith himself.

Sreevalsan J Menon handles the music department. Kunjunni S Kumar, son of cinematographer S Kumar, is the cinematographer.

‘Loham’ is produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Ashirvad Cinemas

Nayantara Is a perfect role model for the newcomers

nayantaraActress Nayantara is one of the top league actresses of South Indian cinema. The major banners and top notch filmmakers has always praised the Nayan for her professionalism and has been very keen to cast her in their projects.

Recently, director Siddique opened up about his fondness for Nayantara in an interview. Siddique states that Nayan is an actress who can be a perfect role model for the newcomers.

The master director says that Nayan is one actress whom every filmmaker would like to work with. The actress is completely dedicated to the character she plays and is always concerned about her crew members.

Nayanthara, In Siddique-Mammootty film ‘Bhaskar the Rascal’!

The First Lady and commercial queen of south Indian cinema – Nayanthara is “coming home” after a brief stint of almost 4 years opposite Mammootty in director Siddique’s new film.

Nayan’s role in this film titled Bhaskar the Rascal, according to director Siddique is exciting, engaging and challenging. He feels that only Nayan can do full justice to it and wrote the script having her in mind.

The evasive and effervescent Nayan who is always open to doing exciting projects in Malayalam has agreed to be a part of this family entertainer laced with romance and comedy, after hearing the script from Siddique with whom she has worked earlier in Bodyguard.

And her pairing with Mammootty after 10 years, since Rappakal makes this project one of the hottest films in the pipeline. Bhaskar the Rascal has music by Deepak Dev and camera by Vijay Ulaganath and the film will start rolling early next year.

‘Rajadiraja’ first look poster released

rajadhirajaThe first look poster of the movie ‘Rajadiraja’ is released. Starring Mammootty in the lead role, ‘Rajadraja’ is directed by Ajay Vasudev. The first look has Mammootty in a new style.

The picture is posted in Mammootty’s official Facebook page and the FB page of the movie. ‘Rajadiraja’ is expected to be a movie in the line of ‘Pokkiriraja’ and ‘Rajamanickyam’. Raai Laxmi (Lakshmi Rai) is the heroine.

The script is by Udaykrishna-Siby K Thomas team. Bollywood actors Mukesh Khanna, Rahul Dev, also act in this movie along with Jojo, Siddique, Bheeman Raghu, Joy Mathew, Babu Nambootiri, and Nelson.

Pollachi, Coimbatore, and Palani are the main locations of ‘Rajadiraja’. M K Nazer and Stanley C produce ‘Rajadiraja’ under the banner of Goodline Productions.