Margaret of DontCallItBollywood and I have been friends for a couple of years, and I was the one that got her to start watching Malayalam films. There’s only one theater in Chicago that plays them, and we meet in the middle there to watch them together when we can. It’s a 45 minute drive for both us — but for Dulquer, it’s worth it! I’ve started doing regular reviews on the Bollyfools Youtube channel, and this is my first joint video review with Margaret. We filmed it quickly in the lobby of the theater, so I apologize in advance for all the background noise.
CIA didn’t blow us away, but it was an enjoyable one time watch. Margaret’s more extensive review of CIA is posted here.
Expecting more reviews from you two.What did you think about the cinematography? After all the director Amal Neerad is one, and he brought some of his Bollywood experience (glamour?) back to Malayalam films.And that was one of the highlights of Iyyobinte Pustakam (Book of Job).
You can help me convince Margaret that we need to do more. As to the cinematography, it was good, but nothing that blew my socks off like Angamaly Diaries, for example. Also, there were some annoying on the beat jump cuts in one song sequence that I whispered to Margaret were giving me a headache. You can see in the one song sequence I included where Dulquer is in the band of illegal immigrants traveling through Mexico with their jugs of water that the filmmaker used maybe drones to get some beautiful over head shots of the group walking through the wilderness. To be frank, my mind was on a different kind of scenery – a particular bearded one.