High five Movies

My top five are...

Arun Gopinath, a freelance content writer from Thiruvananthapuram, writes in his favourite five movies

12 Angry Men

‘12 Angry Men’

‘12 Angry Men’  

The idea of 12 men sitting around a table and talking for 90 minutes might not sound engaging. But the film certainly is, thanks to the magic of this film directed by Sidney Lumet, which keeps the audience on the edge of their seats throughout, with the help of dialogues alone.

Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu

‘Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu’

‘Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu’  

Revenge must be one of the most depicted themes on celluloid. This revenge sagaby Sathyan Anthikad is perhaps the most beautiful one among them. A simple tale of love, betrayal and revenge portrayed through well-written characters and dialogues, all happening in a village as beautiful as a painting.

The Shawshank Redemption

‘The Shawshank Redemption’

‘The Shawshank Redemption’  

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies,” says Andy Dufresne, the protagonist of the film in a scene. And just like that, this gripping tale of survival, hope and friendship will also never die. Frank Darabont is the director of the film.


The fact that this theme came at a time when society in Kerala was not yet familiar with the idea of surrogate motherhood speaks for the genius of Lohithadas and the unparalleled acting brilliance of Mohanlal. The result is a cinematic experience to cherish.

Njan Gandharvan

This celestial lover created by master craftsman Padmarajan ended up mesmerising not just the heroine, but viewers too. The ease with which he conveyed the fantasy tale sans any present-day modern technology itself speaks volumes about the limitless creativity he possessed.

Readers can send in their top five movies to frkerala@thehindu.co.in. The write-up should not exceed 250 words. Include your phone number as well.

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