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Memories (2013)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 9 August 2013 (India)
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Sam Alex, a drunkard ex-cop, is forced to investigate a series of murders which are committed in the same pattern. His search leads to a serial killer, and something more than what he expected.

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Jeethu Joseph

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Jeethu Joseph
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Cast

Credited cast:
Prithviraj Sukumaran ... Sam Alex
Sreejith Ravi ... Antony
Vijayaraghavan ... Aravindhaksha Menon
Suresh Krishna ... Vinod Krishna
Mia George ... Varsha Mathews
Meghana Raj ... Teena
Rahul Madhav ... Sanju
S.P. Sreekumar ... Peter / Anand
Nedumudi Venu ... Fr. John
Vanitha Krishnachandran ... Marykutty (as Vanitha)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irshad ... Issac
Disney James ... Terrorist
Madhupal ... Police Surgeon
Rishi Prakash Rishi Prakash ... Photographer Sujith
Praveena ... Parvathi
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Sam Alex, a drunkard ex-cop, is forced to investigate a series of murders which are committed in the same pattern. His search leads to a serial killer, and something more than what he expected.

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

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Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

9 August 2013 (India) See more »

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Budget:

INR50,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Aarathu Sinam 2016 is a Tamil remake of Memories. See more »

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While Sam Alex draws map, first he says first two points are 150km apart, then that the third point is 150km from first two points. But he cannot mark the third point as in movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the UK theatrical release, the distributors chose to remove images of strong bloody violence, which includes detail of blood sprays from bullet impacts and a cut made with a scalpel into a man's chest, in order to achieve an audience friendly 12A rating. An uncut 15 was available to the distributor. These cuts were implemented in accordance with the BBFC's Guidelines and policy. See more »

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Remade as Aaradhu Sinam (2016) See more »

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Glibly! But Let Us Appreciate The Effort! ♦ 69%
21 October 2013 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

If you are an avid movie aficionado, then you would realize how "Memories" loosely relates to some of the Hollywood & Bollywood mysteries. But apart from that, it was real pleasure to watch Prithviraj as the protagonist of the film, which ended quite disastrously.

Jeethu Joseph is known to remake films (e.g.: My Boss). Memories is faintly like that, but if you ask me questions, I'm gonna babble. Cutting to the story, it talks about how a policeman comes out of blues to investigate serial killings. His intentions are plain as white. Vijay Raghavan & Suresh Krishna are great and together with the lead character, they manage to pull off some humor, drama, thriller & of course, suspense.

The first 20 minutes is establishment period. Next 90 minutes are pure pieces of top-notch thriller, although borrowed from few classics/flops (e.g. Dhoom 2, Grand-master). As he achieves breakthrough, the killer's intentions are unfolded & that is what makes it more interesting. The melodrama involved in the climax sequence is typical Malayalam cliché and was totally unnecessary, which should mean it drags to 2 hours 20 minutes.

But, alas! there is one big plot-hole about the killer on how he goes on to become what he actually is. Also, the makers fail to mention few points in the first half. Cinematography is stupendous, so are the music, songs, direction & rendering. Thank goodness there's no superhero machismo here & that further helps.

BOTTOM LINE: Recommended! Just because it is a glib doesn't mean it is a bad thriller. Had the climax been justified, I'd have rated it a pure 8. But this is 6.9/10. Probably a good film of 2013.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

Profanity/Vulgarity/Nudity/Sex: No | Alcohol: Critical | Smoking/Drugs: No | Violence/Gore: Very Strong


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