Crossroad Review & Rating
'Crossroad' which is a compilation of 10 films by 10 directors hit screens claiming to be the first of its kind attempt in Malayalam cinema. All the 10 films of the movie focused on womanhood. Padmapriya, Mythali, Mamta Mohandas, Priyanka Nair, Anjali Aneesh, Srinda, Isha Talwar, Manasa Radhakrishnan, Punasseri Kanchana, and Richa Panai essay the lead in each of the segment. All the lead characters, from the different segment of the movie, are women who fight for their way ahead in adversities.
While the first half of the movie which comprises Madhupal's 'Oru Yatrayude Kooli' starring Padmapriya, and Nayana Sooryan's 'Pakshikalude Manam' featuring Mythali among others turns out to be lukewarm, the second half offers the viewer some heart-warming stories.
However, most of the segments either hackneyed or too melodramatic, especially where it comes to dialogues. Worth mentioning are Madhupal's 'Oru Rathriyude Kooli' and debutant director Nayana Suryan's 'Pakshiyude Manam'.
Final Verdict: 'Crossroads' is a movie which is hopelessly lost in the hands of 10 directors. The only saving grace some convincing performances and some picturesque frames.
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What Is It About?
Initiated by Forum For Better Films 'Crossroad' is a portmanteau movie which brings together 10 directors and an ensemble cast including Mythili, Mamta Mohandas, Isha Talvar, Padmapriya, Srinda, Priyanka, Manoj K Jayan, Siddhartha Siva, Vijay Babu, Chethan Jayalal and Kailash among others. The movie has 10 films of 15-minute duration which explore and celebrate different facets of womanhood.
Lenin Rajendran, Madhupal, Ashok R Nath, Nemam Pushparaj, Sashi Paravoor, Albert Babu Thiruvalla, Pradeep Nair, Avira Rebecca and debutant Nayana Suryan helms films for 'Crossroad'.
What To Expect?
- A one of a kind movie watching experience
'Crossroad' is expected to present the viewers a different movie watching experience as it is one of its kind attempt in Malayalam cinema. The presence of directors like Lenin Rajendran and Madhupal in the venture makes it even more promising.
- Some stunning performance
One major highlight of the movie is its has a stellar cast which includes some of the leading actress of South Indian film industry. The presence of versatile actors like Manoj K Jayan, Siddhartha Siva, Vijay Babu, Chethan Jayalal also makes it a promising watch. Look out for some superb performances by actress like Mythili, Mamtha, Ishta Talwar, Padmapriya etc.
- Women oriented subject and making
Its not everyday that Malayalam cinema comes up with film which gives importance to the leading actress, let alone women-oriented stories. 'Crossroad' is a notable venture as it tries to take up different facets womenhood and brings in some of the potential actresses of our times under one umbrella.
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