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Updated January 7th, 2024 at 11:13 IST

Anoop Menon takes a dig at Telugu, Bollywood films, hails Mammooty starrer Kaathal

Anoop Menon said that Malayalam cinema was stooping low to mindless masala fares of Telugu and Bollywood.

Anoop Menon
Anoop Menon | Image:Facebook
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Mammooty's Kaathal - The Core has been garnering widespread acclaim since its release. Now Malayalam actor Anoop Menon has joined the list of the film's fans and has shared a long post hailing the film. However, what caught people's attention was the actor taking a dig at Bollywood and Telugu masala films, saying Malayalam films were "stooping low to mindless masala fares of Telugu and Bollywood."

Kaathal The Core | Image: X

Anoop Menon reviews Kaathal - The Core

Anoop Menon penned a long note on Facebook and heaped praises on the Mammootty starrer. He wrote, "Saw KAATHAL... at a time when original Malayalam cinema was stooping low to mindless masala fares of Telugu and Bollywood, the shockingly original director Joe Baby with his amazingly talented writers Adarsh and Paulson has brought back the ethos and elegance that the likes of k g George, Padma Rajan, Tostadas, Bharathan and MT had bestowed on Malayalam cinema."

He hailed the team for handling the "delicate" subject with maturity, the love story of Mathew and Omana which transcends the physical realm. He also highlighted poignant scenes such as Mathew gazing at the empty kitchen after Omana's departure and Omana expressing his feelings.

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Anoop also lauded the seamless background score and cinematographer, underscoring the scene where Mathew and Thankan meet in a square amid a summer rain as one of the most poetic moments in Malayalam cinema.

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Kaathal The Core on OTT: When and where to watch

The film has made a significant impact at the box office and now is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video on rent. The film is available in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi languages.

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What more do we know about Kaathal The Core?

Kaathal The Core | image: Facebook

The storyline of the film revolves around Mathew Devassy played by Mammootty who is a retired bank manager. The protagonist takes an unprecedented step by contesting the local panchayat elections as an independent candidate. However, it takes a U-turn when his wife files for a divorce citing a revelation about his sexual orientation.

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Published January 6th, 2024 at 23:17 IST

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