Vava, son of Kurishuveettil Mariamma, a lawyer popularly known as Vakeelamma. When Vava is selected to head the festivities for the year, the Thekkeyangaadi group objects saying that Vava, born to a Christian Mother and a Brahmin father (Melpathoor Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri, a singer), was never baptized, and so could not head the festivities. Following this objection Vava decides to get baptized, but Vakeelamma says that he must first seek his father's permission. Vava goes to see his father who is now a renowned singer. He is welcomed by his father's manager Sivankutty, Sivankutty's sister Gayathri and others. But there is someone who wants to see Vava dead. Sivan Kutty kills Namboothiri. Vava kills Sivan for revenge. So for the rituals Vava becomes Brahman. He gets arrested and his mother starts backing up into the fire and dies. Soon after his prison sentence, the warring faction set their difference aside and invite Vava to head the church festivities
Jennifer T (nl) wrote: Absolutely hilarious!!! That hurt my belly...????
Gari S (br) wrote: Very boring. I don't understand how an Academy award was won by Nicole Kidman. Maybe because they put a bunch of make up on her and she committed suicide in the movie!
Lincoln M (nl) wrote: Loved it. quirky but a wonderful romantic comedy!
Roger S (it) wrote: Who cares about oil when one of the two basic human needs (air and water) is not there. Educational, a great journalist work! Now... I would like to read the book, too.It may lack a more consisting, elegant stile but definitely its heart is in the right place; at the end, delivers its message.
Logan M (kr) wrote: Will Ferrell and Adam McKay follow up "Anchorman" with this pretty solid satirical comedy.
Christopher C (de) wrote: Cedric Klapisch's 2005 film LES POUPEES RUSSES is a sequel to his effort of three years before, L'AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE ("The Spanish Apartment"). It's a very different sort of story. While the first film centered on the zany camaraderie that developed between several European students in Barcelona, LES POUPEES RUSSES focuses on the lovelives of a selected few characters, though Klapisch does briefly reunite the cast of the Spanish apartment. This review assumes that the reader has already seen L'AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE, a fine film I do recommend.As LES POUPEES RUSSES opens, Xavier is now thirty, making his living in Paris ghostwriting celebrity autobiographies and scripting soap operas, while the manuscript of his Barcelona novel languishes in neglect. He has gone through numerous relationships since his return from Spain, and wallows in self-pity with Isabelle and Martine, both still alone as well. After an exposition on the misery of these characters, the main plot is set into motion by two events. One is Xavier's commute to London to work on a script with Wendy, now a writer herself. The other is William's engagement to a Russian dancer and move to Saint Petersburg, where he invites all his friends for the wedding. Though I shall avoid spoilers here, I can say that it is through his involvement in these goings-on that Xavier finally finds the stability he was looking for.Lars, Tobias, Soledad, and Alessando only appear in the Saint Petersburg scenes, and are granted only a few lines each. Though it is rather curious that these characters were brought for probably the most expensive filming in spite of their peripheral roles, the viewer feels no outrage that they get so little screen time. At this point, one's sympathy is entirely with Xavier, Wendy, and William and his Russian bride, and so seeing some of the faces from L'AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE adds only a nice highlight on the years that have gone by.For this reviewer, intrigued by the references to the building of a united Europe in L'AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE, the comments on society and politics in this film were powerful as well. If LES POUPEES RUSSES does not overtly speak of Europe's future, as in the first film when the students question the place of Catalan, the story is nonetheless based on growing changes in European youth. One is increased mobility. That a bunch of old friends from Spain can reunite in Saint-Petersburg is a plausible development speaks much of how much young people travel now. Another is multilingualism, dialogues in LES POUPEES RUSSES are in English, French, Spanish, or Russian (with subtitles where necessary). And through the involvement of William's engagement to a Russian, the film shows that European integration goes beyond the borders of merely the EU.But LES POUPEES RUSSES is also a beautiful love story. I was never content with the other portion of the plot of the first film, where alongside European changes we viewed the story of a young man finding himself. In Barcelona, the twenty-five year-old Xavier was acting like someone several years younger and some of the twists were silly. Here, however, the relationship between Xavier and the women he meets is entirely convincing, and the ending is one of the most satisfying and heartwarming I know of in film.This reviewer finds himself at around the same point in life as Xavier, and resides in Europe with a similar multilingual and mobile lifestyle. Perhaps that is why the film is so touching for me, but I regrettably can't say what younger viewers in the United States might think of the film. Still, anyone is sure to finds LES POUPEES RUSSES a well-made and entertaining production.
Justin B (ag) wrote: Trashy gorefest that works well enough because of its tongue-in-cheek energy, something horror movies of the time had little of.
Samir S (br) wrote: Shoots adrenaline levels sky high...
Simon D (ru) wrote: A cut-down carry on team of only 5 big names play goofball spies. With Williams and Hawtrey as part of that five, this one is overly camp for my liking. It's nice to see their portrayal of 60's Vienna though. One of the weakest carry on's I've seen.
Paul D (es) wrote: Sam Fuller proves again you can make a decent war film with little budget. Instead of action it is a script heavy tale of men in uniform cut-off from the rest of the army with little hope in their front guard predicament. The interactions between the men are what makes this film and the language used is colloquial and pertinent to the characters and situation depicted.
Indira S (kr) wrote: it's a bitter sweet wake up call for everyone that we should "make way for tomorrow"
Joetaeb D (gb) wrote: Chernobyl diaries has an intriguing premise and solidly spooky sets. But is a rather insufficient and amateurishly acted spook fest that becomes derivative too quickly
Larry W (ag) wrote: It's the 2005 Constantine movie with witches instead of demons.
John T (jp) wrote: Detailed account of the events leading up to the Japanese attack on Peal Harbor. This is actually three movies in one: 1) the planning of the attack by the Japanese Naval High Command; 2) the poor planning and intelligence blunders by the U.S. Navy and civilian government; and 3) the actual attack on Pearl Harbor. Each of these components could make a compelling movie by itself; but when combined they provided an dramatic and compelling account of what transpired on December 7, 1941. The first two components, lasting almost two hours, are derided by some viewers as being too dry and academic, but I believe that speaks to their lack of intelligence rather than the production of the film. The third component - the actual attack - comprises approximately the last 30 minutes of the film and is without a doubt one of the best war action sequences ever filmed. Martin Balsam, as Admiral Kimmel, Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet head an all star cast on the American side which included E.G. Marshall, James Whitmore, Joseph Cotton and Jason Robards. The Japanese cast was headed by So Yasamura as Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander in hief of the combined Japanese forces. All were excellent in their roles as was the large supporting cast. One issue I had was while the use of white subtitles, often against a white or light colored background, which made it difficult to follow the Japanese discussions. This is without a doubt the best film relating to the war in the Pacific during World War II because it played the events straight, without any side stories getting in the way. It set the standard that those that followed - such as Midway and Pear harbor - could not reach, primarily because they spent too much time on the personal crises of the films' characters. If you only see one historical war picture, this is the one to see.