Two films opening this week. The first, Cinema Company, is from director Mamas, whose debut film, Pappy Appacha was not well reviewed, but was a hit, and even made the list of top ten grossing films for 2010 (it came in at Number 8). I've been seeing some teasers for Cinema Company on the Asianet channel, and a story about friends who dream of making a movie really sounds like my cup of tea. Here's hoping the film lives up to that -- but what does it say that the thing that intrigues me most about the trailer is the reference to Paolo Coelho's The Alchemist (I'm guessing it's the whole "finding one's destiny" thing that's key to the movie, as it was in Coelho's book)? :
But my pick of the week is definitely P. Balachandran's Ivan Megharoopan, apparently based on the life of Malayalam poet P. Kunhiraman Nair, known for his wandering, Bohemian lifestyle:
I've said it before: if this releases to DVD without English subtitles, I will cry.