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#KumbalangiNights #MalayalamIndianFilmMovieReview #JohnsonThomas

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Malayalam Film Review(English Subtitles) Johnson Thomas A delightfully winsome comedy Film: Kumbalangi Nights Kumbalangi Nights is a 2019 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed by Madhu C. Narayanan (in his directorial debut) and written by Syam Pushkaran. It is jointly produced by Fahadh Faasil, Nazriya Nazim, Dileesh Pothan, and Pushkaran under their production houses Fahadh Faasil and Friends and Working Class Hero. The film stars Shane Nigam, Soubin Shahir, Fahadh Faasil, Sreenath Bhasi, Anna Ben, and Mathew Thomas in the lead roles Cast: Fahadh Fasil, Shane Nigam, Soubhin Shahir, Ana Ben , Mathew Thomas,Sreenath Bhassi, Ramesh Thilak Director: Madhu C Narayanan Rating: * * * * Runtime: 136 mins Kumbalangi, an idyllic locale close to Kochi becomes the meeting spot for a rejuvenating drama that borrows it’s story-telling craftiness from Serbian Director Emir Kustirica’s body of work. The theme here may not be as deep and invigorating as in Kustirica’s fi…

#EeMaYau #MalayalamIndianFilmMovieReview #JohnsonThomas

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Malayalam Film Review Johnson Thomas A poignant satire set around Morbidity Film: Ee Ma Yau Set in Chellanam, Kochi, the story of Ee. Ma. Yau revolves around the death of Vavachan Mesthiri in a coastal village. It showcases the events that unfold between two evenings and looks at death from different perspectives. Cast: Vinayakan, Chemban Vinod Jose, Pauly Valsan, Dileesh Pothan, Kainakari Thangaraj, Krishna Padmakumar Director: Lijo Jose Pellisery Rating: * * * * Runtime: 128 mins Angamaly Diaries’ director Lijo Jose Pellisery beckons the audience with yet another unique offering –this time a saturnine satire that hinges on the cultural expression of a coastal community in small town , Chellanam , Kerala. Morbidity notwithstanding, this film has a piquant dynamism that rides on basic human emotions and black humour. Eeshi(Chemban Vinod Jose) is a small time chit-fund manager, distressed by the demonetisation curbs on home savings while his father Vavachan Meisth…

#Ballygunge (बालीगंज) 1990 a thriller about 2 people, romance and revenge in Hindi for the first time in Mumbai

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Ballygunge (बालीगंज) 1990 a thriller about 2 people, romance and revenge in Hindi for the first time in Mumbai Actor Annup Soni acts in 85 minute long play with no interval India’s leading theatre group The Films and Theatre Society is all set to launch the play “Ballygunge 1990- Love is an endless mystery” a suspense thriller Hindi play in Mumbai, after successful runs of their plays Chakravyuh featuring Actor Nitish Bharadwaj, Draupadi featuring Actor Rakesh Bedi and Himani Shivpuri, Wo Lahore, Raavan Ki Ramayan featuring Actor Puneet Issar and others. After creating a brand value in grand Historical productions, Musicals, Comedies and Social Satires, ace Theatre Writer and Director Atul Satya Koushik comes up with yet another original play for his audience; this time a spectacular suspense thriller play in Hindi “Ballygunge 1990 - Love is an endless mystery”. Ballygunge (बालीगंज) 1990” is an eighty five minute thriller Play which is set in the year 1990 and the story unfol…

INDIA ELECTION SERIES: PART I Young Turks on the Political Turf

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INDIA ELECTION SERIES: PART I DISCUSSION Young Turks on the Political Turf Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 pm A panel discussion was held with Jayant Chaudhary, Milind Deora, Praful Patel, Shaina NC and Priya Sahgal on the future of India’s political landscape and the emergence of a new generation of leaders. As many as 130 million first-time voters, more than the population of Japan will go to polls due by May. A 2016 survey by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung asked more than 6,100 respondents to nominate the most important issue facing India, and 18% said jobs and unemployment, about 12% said economic inequality and 9% said corruption. India, a country with more than half of the population below the age of 25, a literacy rate of 74% and the highest number of Facebook users at 300 million, is more vocal, more ambitious and more aware than its previous election. Indians want fresher ideas, better solutions and quicker act…

#JohnsonThomas as part of the #PowerBrandsAwardsBFJA-2019(Jury)

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#RimaDas’ next #BulbulCanSing wins Special Mention at the prestigious #BerlinInternationalFilmFestival2019

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Rima Das’ next Bulbul Can Sing wins Special Mention at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival 2019 where it had its European Premiere ~Bulbul Can Sing was competing in Generation 14 Plus category at the festival~ National Award-winning filmmaker Rima Das’ next feature, BULBUL CAN SING won Special Mention at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival 2019 from Berlin’s Generation sidebar juries. The film had its European premiere and competed in Generation 14 Plus category at the Festival Click here to watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DsjnhSR9ww&feature=youtu.be The third Assamese feature of writer-director-producer Rima Das, Bulbul Can Sing had its World Premiere at Toronto InternationalFilm Festival 2018 followed by the South Asian Premiere at Busan International Film Festival and Indian Premiere at the 20th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival where it won the Golden Gateway Award in the India Gold competition category. Bulbu…