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Seven years of Angamaly Diaries – Here’s why you should rewatch this Lijo Jose Pellissery film

Antony Varghese-starrer Angamaly Diaries is streaming on Netflix.

Seven years of Angamaly Diaries – Here’s why you should rewatch this Lijo Jose Pellissery film
Poster of Angamaly Diaries

Last Updated: 04.33 PM, Mar 03, 2024


Angamaly Diaries, the fifth film that Lijo Jose Pellissery directed, is still regarded as one of the director's best works to date. It offered him the widespread recognition he deserved and brought some talented young actors to the industry.

The main character of the critically acclaimed as well as commercial hit is Vincent Pepe, who, like his seniors, aspired to be the strong leader of a gang that controlled the city. Then there is the antagonistic clan that is associated with the evil gangsters of Angamaly, the setting for the movie. The movie is available to stream on Netflix. Here are a few reasons why one must revisit this action drama as it completes seven years.


Realistic narrative style

The film's unvarnished storytelling approach won it praise from critics and film enthusiasts when it debuted in theatres and on TV. It has successfully conveyed the spirit of small-town life. This film's cinematic experience has also been improved by the cinematography.

Power-packed performances

With Antony Varghese, Appani Sarath, Kichu Tellus, Ullas Jose Chemban, Vineeth Vishwam, Bitto Davis, Tito Wilson, and Sinoj Varghese, Angamaly Diaries gave the Malayalam film industry over 80 actors who went on to make an impression on the audience later with their films. Applause was also given to their performances in the film since they gave it just the right amount of mass appeal.

Filmmaking techniques

The audience responded favourably to the film's 11-minute single-shot climax, which included about 1000 artists. Most of them praised the director for his distinctive storytelling approach. He received recognition for employing sophisticated methods to improve the viewing experience of this movie.

Compelling plot

Angamaly native Vincent Pepe and his friends formed a makeshift gang during middle school. Babuji and his aide Thomas led the best team in their area at the time, and they revered them as heroes. They exercise with them regularly and pay attention to their fighting and strategy advice. Nevertheless, when he unintentionally kills a member of the rival gang, his life takes an unexpected turn.

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