Articles by Neelima Menon

Since the release of Sathyan Anthikad’s ‘Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam’ in 1986, Sreenivasan’s inherent goofiness and Mohanlal’s adorable naiveté have worked together to build an admirable synergy on screen.
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 12:42
Ranging from a devoted single father carrying the hateful weight of caste superiority to a supervillain who has loved and lost, here are some male characters of Malayalam cinema who have enthralled us since 2020.
Monday, September 19, 2022 - 13:02
From young brides, women who are fighting for their choices to certain kinds of mothers rarely seen on celluloid, TNM takes stock of some of the most intriguing female characters who visited Malayalam cinema in the past five years.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 14:35
Director KG George’s 1990 film is a strange concoction for an investigative thriller. There are fascinating characters, intrigue and drama, but at its core it is a heart-breaking tale of love and loss.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 16:12
In an interview with TNM, the national award-winning actor speaks on her growth from inconsequential to lead roles, her acting process, the fear of being typecast and more.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 19:00
Featuring an ensemble cast of Mohanlal, Mammootty, Seema and Shobhana, the 1985 Malayalam film is a commentary on parenting, caste hypocrisies and more.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 16:02
No one looking at Bhadra would think of her as a femme fatale, her face is stripped of makeup, her eyes indolent. But this charade of naivety is all part of a larger plan.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 20:16
For someone who started as an assistant director in Malayalam cinema, with the hope that it will eventually help him find his way through, Shine has come a long way.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 14:52
While you can shrug off the ignorance of a senior actor like Mallika Sukumaran, it’s disheartening to watch the entitlement of a young actor like Mamta Mohandas. Then there are the likes of actors like Dhyan Sreenivasan.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 19:02
In ‘Pakshe’, Mohanlal plays a man who is forced into a marriage, and opts to stay and suffer silently in an abusive relationship. But is he really a victim?
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 18:15