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A witty Malayalam entertainer, Kooman is Ranjan's recommendation for the week.

Popular Malayalam director Jeethu Joseph who gave us DRISHYAM (2013), a film that brought Malayalam cinema into national focus, followed by other hits and DRISHYAM 2 in 2022, spins an incredible police tale in KOOMAN: THE NIGHT RIDER (2022) in which a diligent and competent cop (played by Asif Ali), suffering from a compulsive psychological disorder involving ego issues turns into a thief at night to avenge people whom he perceives have insulted him during the day. The plot is outrageous, and it spirals into a quasi black magic territory inside a filmy den in the final act – but its strength lies in the manner the veteran director pulls it off with elan. There is never a dull moment, and it is witty.

Look up KOOMAN: THE NIGHT RIDER (Malayalam, 2022) on Amazon Prime and enjoy your weekend.

Ranjan Das is a Mumbai based filmmaker & faculty.

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