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Hi meenkaran here, absolutely love your malayalam mondays and your reviews. As a native malayalee, it is really interesting to read your perspective on our films. Recently the quality of malayalam films have gone down significantly, however there are occasional gems like Classmates that are still being made. Hope you are able to avoid the crap and find those gems. :)


Thanks, Meenkaran, it means a lot to me to hear from Malayalees and I hope I'm doing your films justice :-)

I do know what you mean -- I've seen quite a few films lately that are good, but kind of miss the mark somewhere, and Classmates just bowled me over with how they managed to get everything just right, it gave me goosebumps, it was so well done. Plus, I did cry at the end, which is really rare for me, but the film just got that ending so right.


I liked all of the characterizations in this film, but the big plot twist didn't work quite as well for me.

That said, I'm thrilled to learn that there's a Telugu remake, which I'm going to have to track down post-haste.


Liz, I don't think it was so much the Big Plot Twist (although I was honestly really surprised), as how it all fit together, and how, if you were watching, all the pieces were actually there, I found that really well done. Plus, the decisions that were made afterwards on how to deal with things.

I'll be curious to know what you think of the remake...


Now I know what to buy for my first Malayalam film, when I'm caught up on all my unwatched Hindi films. Thanks for a great review that sold me on the film without spoiling the story.


@Maxqnz Oh, believe me, I sat here and tried very hard to figure out what I could say that wouldn't give things away. I even changed a couple of the screencaps because I thought they were dropping too much of a hint.

I'm also a big pusher of the film Nandanam (have written several posts about it here on the blog), plus, I'm also working up a series of posts on Blessy's films, also a good place to start with Mollywood. :-)

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