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Shadow of Water (Chola) (2019)

An adolescent school girl and her teenage lover meet across at the village by dawn to set out for a trip to the town. Infuriated by the presence of a stranger along with the boy, she expresses her hesitance, however, he comforts and convinces her that the stranger will leave them in the bus stop and the trio begins their journey.

FC At Venice - Chola (Shadow Of Water) Movie Review: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan Continues His Study Of Oppression In A Twisted, Chilling Retelling Of The Ramayana

Director: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan Cast: Joju George, Nimisha Sajayan, Akhil Viswanath Once upon a time, there was a prince. A wimpy prince. This is the fairy tale that opens Chola ( Shadow of Water), Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's Malayalam film that screened at the Orizzonti (Horizons) section of the Venice Film Festival.

'Chola' review: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan is back with another unsettling film

Filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's latest directorial venture, Chola, isa movie you will watch and then speculate about later. It is raw and as real as it can get, taking you on a ride that is sure to leave lasting impressions.

Chola Movie Review: A heady story of abuse and fear

Chola Movie Review: Critics Rating: 4.0 stars, click to give your rating/review,There is none of the 'prettiness' of commercial cinema here. There are moments when you are left fli

Chola Movie released, Movie review - The PrimeTime

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Chola movie review: Life amid wild cries

By intricately shaping the characters and the situations they are placed in, Sanal Kumar magnifies the uniqueness of individuals and the complexities they are mired in.. Malayalam. entertainment. cinema. movie. Onmanorama. movie review. Chola. Joju George. Nimisha Sajayan. Akhil Vishwabnath.

Chola Movie Review: This Slow Paced Thriller Is Raw And Disturbing!

is a crime thriller directed by acclaimed filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan. The movie, which revolves around one of the most frightening issues our society faces today, features Nimisha Sajayan, Joju George, and newcomer Akhil Viswanath, in the lead roles. Nimisha, the leading lady has won the Kerala State Film Award of 2019, for her performance in Chola.

I make films for a global audience: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

After Sexy Durga, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan is back with Chola, arguably his angriest, boldest and most sophisticated work yet. In an interview with Express, the filmmaker talks about working with actors like Joju George and Manju Warrier, the genesis of Chola, and the societal issues that still bother him.

Chola Movie Review: Raw, sublime and hauntingly powerful

Early in Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's Chola , there is an overhead shot of a jeep navigating a hairpin bend. The image evokes a coiled serpent, which can be used to describe Joju George's nameless character in the film, who is referred to as only 'master' by a nameless youngster (Akhil Viswanath).

Uncensored | Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Q&A

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan (Photo: Sandeep Sahdev) Q. Tell us something about your latest film Chola. A. Chola is a story centring around a teenage girl who has run away to a big city with her lover. A road film, it is not political like my earlier ones, including S Durga (2017) and Unmadiyude Maranam (2017), but a personal one.

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan is back in nightmare town for his new movie 'Chola'

The night is dark and full of terrors - this oft-quoted line from George RR Martin's A Game of Thrones novels applies aptly to Malayalam director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's provocative new movie (Shadow of Water). Sasidharan's fifth feature examines the underside of masculinity by combining the conventions of the road movie with the horror thriller.

An Off-Day Game: A gripping tale of corruption

world-cinema Updated: Nov 22, 2015 14:19 IST One of the most gripping movies at the National Film Development of India's ongoing Film Bazaar here is Sanalkumar Sasidharan's An Off-Day Game. A classic buddy movie, it has a slow start, but gives us ample opportunity to understand that this is no ordinary adventure which five grown up men have in a desolate bungalow.

An Off Day Game: A Film for/of Our Times

(An Off Day Game publicity still) Time-1970s. Location- A local reading room in Kerala. Camera-Start-Action. Five young men sit around a table and discuss Kafka, Camus, Freud, Marx, Kerala Politics, National politics and international politics. They argue vehemently on the merit of the recently published 'Legend of Khasak' (Khasakkinte Ithihasam) by O.V.Vijayan.

Treating films in a new way 

Somewhere among the crowds formed in the streets of Aruvikkara on election-day were also an unassuming young director and his little crew, cameras with them recording the shouts and slogans and the inevitable quietude that comes with moments of anxiety. Sanalkumar Sasidharan wanted the real scene he was witnessing in front of him for his new film.

AN OFF-DAY GAME (Dir. Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, 2015, India: Malayalam) 

Director Sasidharan's experimental, anthropological dispositif takes a group of friends, lets them drink, throws them into the jungle, and then steps back with his camera, adopting tableau to frame their cruel, animalistic and casteist behaviour. The effect is unnerving to say the least, made altogether confrontational with the presence of a lower caste woman who...