City of God (2011)


A 2011 movie directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery staring a lot of new-gen youth icons of that time.


Language: Malayalam

Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery

Writer:  Babu Janardanan

Cast:  Indrajith Sukumaran, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Rima Kallingal, Rajeev Pillai, Shweta Menon, Kishore Satyam, Rohini, Sudheer Karamana.

Genre: Drama 

IMDb: City of God (2011)

Streaming on MXPlayer.

A 2011 movie directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery starring a lot of new-gen youth icons of that time. This movie is basically all about KARMA and how it chases us. I guess this was the start of what we call the new generation movies, with more realistic dialogues and scenes. 

The basic storyline of the movie is based on a gangster rivalry, struggle and survival of the characters in modern-day Kochi around 2010. The lead characters in the movie are Jyothilal (Prithviraj) who is the right hand of Sony Vadayatil (Rajeev Pillai) a rich businessman with a lot of inherited money. Then there is Suryaprabha (Rima Kallingal) who is a model/actress, these three along with Liji Punnoose (Shweta Menon) and Mehboob (Kishor Satya) deal with the rich people stuff and their ego clashes.

Then on the other side, we have Swarnavel (Indrajith Sukumaran), Maradagam (Parvathy Thiruvoth), Lakshmi (Rohini), and Nachimuth (Sudheer Karamana). They are migrant workers from Tamilnadu, they all deal with almost similar issues related to Money, Power, Ego clashes. 

The movie was made in a pretty decent manner with shots going round in from the viewpoint of all characters, just like how karma deals with people when it comes around. Overall it’s a pretty good movie from a team who now create top-class Malayalam movies.

Verdict: 4/7 Stars.



Vinu Philip

A software engineer from Kochi who is passionate about tech, travel, fitness, food and movies. Being a movie buff, he believes that each movie is unique and we as the audience should perceive it without expectations.

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Amal sudhi kumar
3 years ago

Nice one

3 years ago

Great Review 👌