Joji Review: Dileesh Pothan Ventures into the Wild in this Fascinating Film

If Jayaraj used ethnic elements (Kalari, Theyyam) as a device to express the insides of the tragedy, Pothan approaches the story matter-of-factly, capturing scenes from the household in a detached fashion with definite shades of an operetta.Jomon (Babu Raj), the only character the spectator is allowed to empathise with, leads one through the tragedy closing in on the Panachel family.

What’s New This Week: 10 Films and Shows Releasing on Streaming Platforms This Week

The past week saw an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases in India, with many states calling for drastic measures. While the Karnataka government implemented 50% seating occupancy in cinema halls as part of its revised guidelines, the Maharashtra government on Sunday declared a total weekend lockdown in the state till April 30. Following this announcement, the share prices of INOX Leisure and PVR dipped 8% each.

Slightly Off Mainstream: 7 Lesser Known Gems On Netflix India

The film follows Zaid, a 11-year-old boy, is a devoted kite-flier, as he speeds through the narrow gallies and climbs precariously the rooftops of Ahmedabad with the confidence of an expert.  Mehta and his crew followed Zaid for six days over a period of two years to make the 30-minute documentary film, a witty and technically brilliant work that captures the spirit of an Indian city, among other delightful things.