Cast : Antony Varghese,Reshma Rajan,Sarath Kumar,Angamaly,lot of pigs.
Direction : Lijo Jose Pallisery
Plot : Angamaly diaries,as the name suggests,is set in Angamaly.It is about a gang war,that happens between two prom
My view in a nutshell:
-ve:violence , unrelatable.
My view in detail : I decided to watch Angamaly diaries because of the ‘word of mouth’ reviews I have been getting.
Angamaly diaries starts by giving the viewers an overview of Angamaly.It then spans back to 2001,when the protagonist Vincent Pepe,was 13 years old.It is shown that he has had an inclination to crime since a young age,and considered Babuji,one of the goons as his role model.He soon gets mentored by Babuji,and the movie moves to 2007,where Pepe and his gang get involved in small fights,which later turn into gang wars.
There is violence one after the other,and a lot of expletives that is used,yet the director doesn’t lose focus of the movie.There is no story as such,it is the journey of Pepe from 13 to present day,along with the various girl friends he had.The scene I liked the most is the one where he breaks up with Saki.
Something notable is that Angamaly diaries has 86 newcomers and none of their performances look like debut performances.i liked the importance that is given to pork in the film.Their love for pork is brought up every 5 minutes.There is a reference made to pork delicacies frequently.
The movie stays true to its tag line ‘katta local’.Angamaly diaries to me is like a mechanical engineering class,where most of the characters are men,except for a few women in between.It may not suit everybody’s palate and is a movie I feel I wouldn’t have missed much,even if I had not watched it.Angamaly diaries is not my kind of movie.
Quotes that caught me:
Malampaambinte irachiya..skin nu nallatha.
Saadhanam curry vechuthinnu..saadhanam theernu.
Eeya uuuva new star.
Angamaly pork nu paranja world famous alle.
Peppe thaniye irunnu cinema kandaa mathi.
Eda,njangal ee angamaly kidannu ithra prashnangal undaakeetu valla police case undaa..undaa?
Nte alicè onnu mindaandirikku.
Remometer Legends :
1 : I ran out of the theater.
1.5:I almost ran out of the theatre.
2 : I will never watch this again.
2.5 : average . Can skip watching on big screen.
3 : One time watch on the big screen.
3.5 : Fan girl. Will definitely watch again , that too on big screen.
4 : Overwhelmed. Can’t stop thinking of it . Deeply moved .
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