One of the best things about an Anjali Menon film is the way in which she is able to portray different relationships. This is is evident in all the films that she has written or directed. In Koode as well, we get to see a variety of people and the different relationships that they have. This is what the film focuses on and also, I feel that it comments on one of the worst feelings that a person can have: loneliness. None of us like to feel that way and it is always nice to have someone by our side. It does not matter if we haven’t spoken to them in years, all that matters is the here and now. The film also touches on the ways in which two people can drift apart not because of anyone’s choosing but as a result of circumstances. Koode is the kind of film that lingers after you have seen it. It will grow on you the more you think about it.
For me, just getting to see three of my favorite actors share the screen was enough to make me happy. The film is written in such a way that at no point, do you feel that the emotions are being forced. Though both Nazriya and Parvarthy did really well, the film belongs to Prithviraj. He is able to bring out every emotion of Joshua with an honesty that makes us look beyond the actor playing the role. Koode is not just a film that is beautiful to see but it feels beautiful as well. You start rooting for the characters as they tug at your heartstrings but make sure to leave a smile on your face. I don’t think this film should be compared to Anjali Menon’s earlier films but should be viewed for what it is. A visual poem to soothe the soul and be an antidote to all the harshness that may be around us.
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The 2013 Malayalam film Mumbai Police is a fantastic thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last moment. It has everything that a thriller should. A central mystery, great performances and enough twists and turns to keep you engaged. But to be honest, the experience for me was ruined a little bit because of one thing that I did. Before I saw the film, I opened the Wikipedia page of the film to see if it had done well. And though I skipped over the plot, my eye caught a piece of trivia that gave away quite a bit about the big twist. Now, knowing that there is a twist is bad enough but at least then, you can think of all the different ways in which it can happen. In this case, I had more than a hint about how the film would play out. So, to anyone who has not yet watched this fantastic film, please don’t go on Wikipedia before watching it. Save yourselves.
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