It has been over 2 years since we saw an Amal Neerad film on the big screen. With today's big release Comrade In America - CIA, he is back to business and this time, he has joined hands with the young sensation, Dulquer Salmaan.
Reviews for Comrade In America - CIA are pouring in after the initial shows. Comrade In America - CIA is the seventh directorial venture (including the short film from the anthology movie, Anchu Sundarikal) of Amal Neerad.
The film-maker, who made his debut with the Mammootty starrer Big B has had a mixed outing, as far as box office successes are concerned, but all of his movies, have had something special.
Well, on the release day of Comrade In America - CIA, here we have set up a list, ranking the best works of Amal Neerad, as a film-maker, so far (ranked from bottom to top).
6. Sagar Alias Jacky
Sagar Alias Jacky, the second directorial venture of Amal Neerad came in with lots of expectations. Contrary to the expectations, the film couldn't serve justice to the viewers. Nevertheless, Amal Neerad was spot on with his film-making and if the film had a better screenplay, we would have definitely got a stylish entertainer, in all aspects.
5. Bachelor Party
Bachelor Party, which had a list of actors in the lead roles is one of the most bashed movies of Amal Neerad. But, the film had its own share of moments and was an entertainer, by all means. The film had to receive many unnecessary criticisms but this Amal Neerad movie, was far better than many pseudo entertainers, which released in those times.
Anwar, the third directorial venture of Amal Neerad marked his first association with Prithviraj. The film had a gigantic opening at the box office. The film-maker in him was in top form in Anwar, with the director impressing us with some exhilarating visuals. The climax action sequences of the movie still rank among the best stunt scenes in Malayalam.
3. Iyobinte Pusthakam
Iyobinte Pusthakam, the previous directorial venture of Amal Neerad was a real classic. He had the guts to make a period film and have to say this, the movie was visually rich than many of the big budget Malayalam movies, that we have had. He got a strong screenplay and he made the best use of it in crafting one of the best movies of that year.
2. Big B
This film is holds a big place in the history of Malayalam cinema. Without the inhibitions of a debut film-maker, Amal Neerad made this stylish film, which was first of its kind in Malayalam cinema, back then. An entertainer with a difference, this film is still regarded as one of the best works of Amal Neerad.
1. Kullante Bharya (Anchu Sundarikal)
Well, this might be a short film, but still the movie's quality remains unaffected. Within 20 minutes of time, Amal Neerad proved his versatility with this touching tale, which had Dulquer Salmaan in the lead role. This short film is solely enough to rank Amal Neerad among the the top class directors of the industry.
Interestingly, Comrade In America - CIA will see Amal Neerad trying his hands at the romance genre, as well. Anyways, Comrade In America - CIA is out there in the theatres and now it is your chance to view it and rank the film.