AMRITHAM GAMAYA


Directed by : HARIHARAN
Written by :M.T.VASUDEVAMENON
Camera :SAROJ PADHY

A FILM WITH STRONG SCRIPT- A REALLY TOUCHING MOVIE. THE FILM EXPLAINS THE CORRUPTION IN MEDICAL FIELD AND ALSO THE ILL EFFECTS OF RAGGING IN A TOUCHING WAY. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MOVIES ONE SHOULD SEE TO LEARN MALAYALAM CINEMA

Johny Depp as Sweeney Todd

COMING SOON
Depp as Sweeney Todd, a man unjustly sent to prison, who vows revenge not only for the cruel punishment but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, he becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who “shaved the heads of gentleman who never thereafter were heard from again.”

PVC-1

Directed & Camera by :SPIROS STATHOULOPOULOS
Shot in one, continuous take, "PVC-1" is inspired by the true story of a rural Colombian mother who is turned into a human time-bomb after criminals secure an explosive, made of PVC piping, to her neck.


DEVASURAM (1993)



Directed by : I.V.SASI
Written by: RENJITH
Cinematography by :V.JAYARAM
One of the most successful Malayalam movies.Masterpiece movie by I V Sasi. Even the name "Mangalaserry Neelakandan" has a cult following and the characters in the movies are fondly remembered by the Malayalees.
The Locations are super . The film presents almost the entire elite talents of Malayalam cinema.Based on the real life story of Mullassery Raju who is disabled and bed bound ,the film tells the rivalry between Mangalasserry Neelakandan and Mundackal Shekaran

MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2004)


Directed by : CLINT EASTWOOD
Cinematography by: TOM STERN
2004 ACADEMY AWARDS
Won - Best Motion Picture of the Year — Clint Eastwood, Albert S. Ruddy, Tom Rosenberg
Won - Academy Award for Best Director — Clint Eastwood
Won - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role — Hilary Swank
Won - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role — Morgan Freeman
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actor — Clint Eastwood
Nominated - Best Achievement in Editing — Joel Cox
Nominated - Best Adapted Screenplay — Paul Haggis

Million Dollar Baby is the story of an under-appreciated boxing trainer, his elusive past, and his quest for atonement by helping an underdog amateur female boxer (the film's title character) achieve her dream of becoming a professional
Million Dollar Baby is a masterpiece, pure and simple.
A movie is not good or bad because of its content, but because of how it handles its content. Million Dollar Baby is classical in the clean, clear, strong lines of its story and characters, and had an enormous emotional impact".
Eastwood shot the film in 37 days with less than US$30 million budget, and the film's total worldwide box office gross is around US$220 million.
(courtesy:Wikipedia)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405159/

GLADIATOR (2000)


Directed by: RIDLEY SCOTT
Cinematography by : JOHN MATHIESON
Pollice Verso ("Thumbs Down") by Jean-Léon Gérôme —the 19th century painting that inspired Ridley Scott to tackle the project.
Maximus(Russel Crowe),is a Roman general who leads the troops in conquering Germania for the Roman Empire. Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) ,the Emperor of Rome tells Maximus that he'd like him to rule Rome once he's gone . Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), the emperor's only son, who is thirsty for power ,kills the emperor and put blame on Maximus.Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, his wife and child have been murdered by Commodus. He is captured as a slave by the profiteering Proximo (Oliver Reed, in his last role).Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must kill or be killed in the ring, battling to save not only himself but the future of the very empire that he loves and honors.
The film features a terrific battle sequence, huge crowd scenes of thousands of people, and even a little romance. The impeccably choreographed gladiator scenes are violent yet thrilling, flashing by like lightning. GLADIATOR is a glorious spectacle filled with heart and soul.
TRIVIA:Oliver Reed(Proximo)suffered a fatal heart attack during filming.The British,CG company Mill created a digital body double for the remaining scenes involving his character Proximo by photographing a live action body-double in the shadows and by mapping a 3D CGI mask of Reed's face to the remaining scenes during production at an estimated cost of $3.2 million for two minutes of additional footage The film is dedicated to his memory
In Malta, a replica of about one-third of Rome's Colosseum was built, to a height of 52 feet (15.8 meters), mostly from plaster and plywood (the other two-thirds and remaining height were added digitally). The replica took several months to build and cost an estimated $1 million.

CITY OF GOD (2002)


Directed by :FERNANDO MIRELLES ,Kátia Lund (co-director)
Cinematographed by:CESAR CHARLONE

Set in a real life drug and violence- ridden housing project called Cidade de Deus, the story follows two boys who take opposite paths.One chooses to pursue photography, while the other becomes a ruthless drug dealer.Youth gangs took over the slums of Rio de Janiero during the 1960s and didn't relinquish their stronghold until the mid-1980s.
Technically flawless, this Brazilian film uses a rapid-cutting style to flash back and forth in time.
All of the amateur actors were recruited from slums in Rio de Janeiro, and a couple of them actually lived in the Cidade de Deus (City of God) itself.
Eventhough nominated for 4 oscars, it failed in getting one. But one can be sure that this film is far better than "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE" , which also has a similar thread.

IMDB rates #17/Top 250 films
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