Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thilakan strikes on Facebook

Thilakan is in popular social networking website Facebook! The account is created and managed by Thilakan fans in a bid to support their favourite actor who has been banned by AMMA and FEFKA. In its disclosure, the page says: This is not the official page of actor Thilakan and is not connected with him in any way. This is created by a core Thilakan fan and fellow fans are welcome. Envyists, narcissists, i.e. AMMA, FEFKA stay away. Only Thilakan-ists stay here.

Thilakan is back

After his expulsion from AMMA, veteran actor Thilakan has been maintaining a low profile for the last few months with only one movie Achan (directed by Ali Akbar) to his credit! But, it seems things are going to change a bit. According to sources, the actor has bagged the powerful role of a freedom fighter in a film to be directed by Vinayan. Notably, the whole controversy regarding Thilakan started with his participation in Yakshiyum Njanum by Vinayan, who has always had an axe to grind with AMMA. Though Thilakan had earlier acted as a freedom fighter in Gandhian, it is learnt that Vinayans new untitled film would be very different from Thilakans earlier role in Gandhian

Endhiran shifted to September

Superstar Rajinikanths much-awaited fantasy flick Endhiran (Robot), being directed by Shankar with Aishwarya Rai as the heroine, was expected to grace screens on September 3. But according to latest reports, the film has been postponed to September 24 because of last minute patchworks. �Endhiran has 1500 graphical shots � a record in Indian cinema. If a movie has heavy graphics works like this, obviously it would be delayed, a source commented. There are reports that the film will release in 2000 screens worldwide, the highest ever for a Tamil film. With a budget of Rs. 200 crores, Endhiran is also the costliest Tamil film ever made. After the release of Endhiran, Rajinikanth may take a break and then commence the works of his daughter Soundaryas animation film Sultan - The Warrior, which has been in the making for the last couple of years

Filmfare South 2010: Full list declared

The big night has the whos who of South Indian Cinema parading the red carpet with anticipation and expectations to watch who would bring the Black Lady home. And the suspense ended on 7th August 2010 at the star-studded ceremony where stars from Malayalam, Tamil, and Kannada and Telugu films gathered for the big event. Sameera Reddy performed on the big stage with lots of excitement; Ganesh Venkatraman and Andrea were the MCs. Malayalam film Pazhassi Raja netted seven awards, Telugu film Magadheera walked home with six, and national award-winning Tamil film Kanchivaram won three.


Best Film: Nadodigal

Best Director: Priyadarshan

Best Actor: Prakashraj

Best Actress: Pooja

Best supporting actor: Jayaprakash

Best supporting actress: Shammu

Best Music: Harris Jayaraj

Best Singer (Male): Karthik

Best Singer (Female): Chinmayi

Best Lyricist: Na. Muthukumar

Best Debut: Abinaya

Best Choreographer: Dinesh

Best Cinematographer: Thiru


Best Film: Pazhassi Raja

Best Director: Hariharan

Best Actor: Mammootty

Best Actress: Swetha Menon

Best supporting actor: Manoj K. Jayan

Best supporting actress: Padmapriya

Best Music: Vidyasagar

Best Singer (Male): K.J. Yesudas

Best Singer (Female): Chitra

Best Lyricist: O.N.V. Kurup

Lifetime Achivement award: K.P.A.C. Lalitha

Jury Award: Mohanlal


Best Film: Magadheera

Best Director: S.S. Rajamouli

Best Actor: Ram Charan Tej

Best Actress: Anushka Shetty

Best supporting actor: Sonu Sood

Best supporting actress: Ramya Krishna

Best Music: M.M. Keeravani

Best Singer (Male): Anuj Gurwara

Best Singer (Female): Priya Himesh

Best Lyricist: Sirivenela Seetha Rama Sastry

Best Debut: Nag Chaitanya

Best Choreographer: Prem Rakshit

Best Cinematographer: Senthil Kumar

Jury Award: Yuvanshankar Raja


Best Film: Maleyli Jotheyali

Best Director: Guruprasad

Best Actor: Ganesh

Best Actress: Radhika Pandit

Best supporting actor: Achuth Kumar

Best supporting actress: Tulasi Shivamani

Best Music: V. Harikrishna

Best Singer (Male): Chethan

Best Singer (Female): Shamitha Malnad

Best Lyricist: Jayanth Kaikini

Best Debut: Abinaya

Special Jury: Yagna Shetty, Srinagar Kitty

Lifetime achivement award: Ambareesh

\"Iam a diehard fan of Vijay\" : Namitha

Namitha is becoming a huge fan of Ilayathalapathy Vijay. And this probably explains why she was gung ho about flagging off a reality show on a television channel, whose winners get to have dinner with Vijay himself! Looking fabulous in a sea-green dress, the actress was in high spirits throughout and mingled freely with everyone present on the occasion. Well, given that Namithas already grooved to a sexy number Nee Marilyn Monroe cloninga... with Vijay in his Azhagiya Tamizh Magan, her enthusiasm to be associated with the actor is quite evident. Call it the karmic effect! Meanwhile, Nami�s busy shooting for Ilaignan, which happens to be Suresh Krissna�s 50th film. The film is based on a novel written by Kalaignar Karunanidhi

Vikram join hands with Vijay

He might still be soaking in the compliments he has been receiving for his last film Madrassapattinam, but director Vijay has already started work on his next film, which has actor Vikram in the lead. Vijay says animatedly, �Things just happened all of a sudden. Im extremely happy that Vikram has agreed to play the lead in my next film. He will sign the papers soon and will make an official announcement by the end of this month. I don�t believe in repeating a genre. So, the audience can expect a film in a completely new style. Vikram is such an enthusiastic actor and this film will definitely be a family entertainer. However, the rest of the cast and crew hasn�t been decided yet. �I�m giving the script a finishing touch and after finalising the details, the film will go on floor next month. I want to start this film as soon as possible,� he adds. Meanwhile, Vijay had made a fleeting visit to Mumbai to discuss his Bollywood venture. �I met the heads of a topnotch production house and gave them my script. They liked it very much and are now in talks with actors to play the lead. As soon as the cast is ready, I will start shooting for my Bollywood debut as well,� he reveals. Interestingly, Vikram is supposed to begin work on Boopathi Pandian�s Vedi and also a Malayalam film with Roshan Andrews. But, industry sources say that Vikram will start shooting for Vijay�s film first. However, Vijay maintains, �I�m not an authority to comment on what Vikram�s priorities are. But I�m glad he�s agreed to do my film.�

BigB to Noble Prize Winner

Amitabh Bachchan has agreed to play the role of Noble Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore, sources say. The film, which is to be made in Malayalam, is set to begin soon. Recently, the actor has been showing keen interest in starring in South Indian films and it would not be surprising if we get to see him do more Tamil films. Big B has already completed shooting for the multilingual film Kandahar, which also has Superstar Mohanlal. This film will be released soon, it is expected.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

57th South Film fare Awards 2010 Winners- Full list

The bewitching lady in black swept Chennaiites off their feet as the 57th Idea Filmfare Awards 2009 (South) were announced on Saturday night.

Over 40 awards in various categories were given to Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. It was reason to celebrate, raise a toast to cinema, and salute the stars with the oldest and most cherished awards in the country. Malayalam film Pazhassiraja won seven awards, Telugu film Magadheera walked home with six, and national award-winning Tamil film Kanchivaram netted three.

Stars sashayed in chiffons and silks, flashing billion dollar smiles for the shutterbugs. The arrival of Sudha Murthy and Mallika Srinivasan created a flutter.

By 7pm, fans were star spotting, and by 8pm, a host of celebrities were seated. But not before they signed the Billion Hearts Beating campaign board at the entrance. Actor Suriya wrote, Let us make it a heart healthy nation.

Actors Shriya Saran, Simbu, Prabhu Deva, Trisha, Tamannah and Reemaa Sen, directors Shankar and KS Ravikumar, and producer Dayanidhi Alagiri made fashionable entrances. At 10 pm, the celebrities were still arriving Vidya Balan in a gold dress, Mammootty in a blue shirt and director Shankar sporting a huge smile. Emcees Ganesh Venkatraman and Andrea set the tone from the word go, with Andrea declaring herself a Filmfare virgin.

As each award was announced, there were tears and joy. Singer Priya Himesh, who took home an award for Ringa Ringa from Telugu film Arya 2 smiled, declared herself a Tamilian, burst into tears and asked her music director to present the award again.

Lyricist ONV Kurup who won the Black Lady for Kunnathe from Malayalam film Pazhassiraja gave a dignified acceptance speech. Actor Abhinaya, who debuted in Tamil film Nadodigal and has a speech impairment, moved the audience with her thanks.

The awards were interspersed with performances by Vineeth, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Padmapriya, Lakshmi Rai and Sameera Reddy.

In Malayalam, period film Pazhassiraja was judged the best film, while Hariharan was best director. Mammootty, an eternal favourite with Chennai crowds, won best actor and Shweta Menon was best female actor.

Best cinematographer awards went to Senthil Kumar for Magadheera and Thiru for Kanchivaram. Magadheera grabbed awards for best film, best director (SS Rajamouli), best actor (Ram Charan Teja) and best music (MM Keeravani) and best male playback singer (Anuj Guruwara).

In Tamil, Kanchivaram fetched Priyadarshan the best director award, while Prakash Raj won the best actor award for the same film. Shammu, who played his daughter in the movie was the best supporting actor (female). Nadodigal walked off with the best film award, in a year that saw a number of contenders, from commercial pot-boilers such as Ayan and quasi art house films such as Kanchivaram to films with unusual plots such as Pasanga.

Lifetime achievement awards went to Kannada actor Ambareesh and Malayalam thespian KPAC Lalitha. Yuvan Shankar Raja won the special jury award for Telugu film Oye, while actors Yagna Shetty and Srinagar Kitty picked it up for Kannada.

In Kannada, Josh won best film, while Guruprasad won best director for Yeddelu Manjunatha. Ganesh and Priyanka Kothari won best actor awards.

The event was sponsored by title sponsor, Idea; associate sponsor, AAT; telecast partner, Sun TV Network, radio partner Radio Mirchi; hospitality partner The Park; partner, Black Dog; multiplex partner, Orienta Cine Advertising; travel partner, Spice Jet; trophy partner, The Award Gallery; event management, 360 Degrees Experience and event consultants, Oxygen Entertainment.

Suresh Gopi spoke about Thilakan ban

Suresh Gopi, while batting for thespian Thilakan who has been ousted from an actors association for indiscipline, said Sunday that denying anyone the right to work was unfortunate. Thilakan has been dismissed from the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) for alleging that a section of actors was conspiring against him. On account of the ban, it has become extremely difficult for the 74-year-old veteran actor to get new films. He has a family which includes even grandchildren and it is the fundamental right of everyone to work and if that is being denied then it is unfortunate, said Gopi. But at the same time there is a code of conduct for everyone in an organization and if there is violation, then action will be taken, he added. Gopi was interacting with the media after a screening of his latest release Rama Ravanan, which is a film made from the story Manomi, a work of Kamala Surayya alias Madhavikutty. Gopi said that it was way back in 2003 that at a function Madhavikutty told him that she wants him to act in the lead role of the story from Manomi, if ever a film is made. The story revolves around a Sri Lankan girl Manomi, who falls in love with a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) extremist Thiruchelvam (played by Gopi). She told me that I look like the main character in the story Thiruchelvam. She later said that I resemble don Dawood Ibrahim also, he said. I am very happy that I have done the lead role and now I wish to find out from the audience, if my selection of roles is right or wrong. Of late there has been a talk about my selection, said Gopi.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

57th South Film fare Awards 2010 Winners

2010-08-07 02:08:16

The 57th edition of Annual film Awards ceremony to be held in Chennai Aug 7th 2010.


Best Actor: Mammootty (Paaleri Manikyam Oru Pathirakolapaathakathinte Katha)

Special Jury Award: Mohanlal (Brahmaram, Ivide Swargamaanu)


Best Actor: Prakash raj (Kanjeevaram)

Best Film: Naadodikal(Samudrakani)

Best Actress: Pooja (Naan Kadavul)

Best Director: Priyadharshan(Kaanchivaram)


Best Actor: Ram Charan Tej(Magadheera)

Best Actress: Anushka Shetty (Arundathi)

Best Cinematography - Senthil K (Magadheera)

Best Playback - Anuj Gurwara (Magadheera)

Best Music Director - Keeravani (Magadheera)

Best Film: Magadheera

Ganesh Venkatraman , Andrea to host 57th Idea Filmfare Awards

The big evenings finally here! After several weeks of suspense, the 57th Idea Filmfare Awards 2009 � South will be distributed amidst much fanfare and pomp. An evening that will see performances high on glitz, glamour and gloss by celebrities from the south Indian film industry. While filmi fans in all the four states are eagerly waiting to find out who all walk away with the awards, the celebrities themselves are looking forward for an evening in which cinema will be celebrated and hold pride of place. For those associated with filmdom, it�s a matter of great pride to flaunt the prestigious Lady in Black. Actress Tamannaah has been nominated for Kanden Kadhalai (Tamil) and Koncham Istam Koncham Kastam (Telugu). �It�s such a great honour, states the actress, �It�s great when talent in the cinema industry is recognised. I�m looking forward to the awards; am sure it�ll be a wonderful night.� Sameera Reddy is excited that she�ll be performing for Tamil songs on a big stage for the first time. �I�m really excited,� she gushes, �Rehearsals have been on, and they�ve been tiring... but well, I�m looking forward to the actual event when I�ll be on stage. I�ll surely be performing to a number from Vaaranam Aayiram .� Another person who just cannot wait for the evening to arrive is actor Ganesh Venkatraman, who�ll be hosting the event. �The Filmfare Awards is like the Oscars of the South. It�s a prestigious show and to be a part of it is something I�m proud of,� he says, �I�m hosting the awards ceremony this year with Andrea. In fact, I arrived in Chennai two days before the event to practise for the show. It�s going to be a �celebration of cinema�, for sure,� he says. That, combined with scintillating stage shows, dazzling dances and inspiring speeches should make this awards evening one that�ll be talked about for a long time to come.


With Vijays �Kaval Kadhal� already completed and Kamal Haasan�s �Manmadhan Ambu� close on the heels of final schedules, the films will have a box clash for this Diwali. November 5 is being looked upon as a big day amongst film buffs as it marks the special occasion of Diwali. Much prior to the commencement of �Manmadhan Ambu�, Kamal Haasan had confirmed that they�ll release the film for Diwali. Accordingly, the film is proceeding fast on the heels as the first schedule has been wrapped up. Much before the second schedule will take off, Kamal Haasan has decided to complete the post production works for the completed portions. On the pars, Vijay�s next film �Kaval Kadhal� too has been completed and will hit screens for Diwali. This film will be completely different from Vijay�s previous movies and it�s moreover based on the lines of Suriya-Trisha starrer �Mounam Pesiyadhe�.

Best South Indian Oscar

The toughest competition was on before a month and the fans across various states have voted their favorite actors and technicians. The category for �Best Actor is the most knotty thing to decide as the nominees have surpassed with on their respective arenas. Say for instance, Kamal Haasan broke the clich�s of his yesteryear images and came up with a challenging role in �Unnai Pol Oruvan�. Suriya established him in extremely action-packed role with �Ayan� and for Jeyam Ravi, �Peranmai� was an exceptional showpiece. Prakash Raj has already won National award for his best performance in �Kanchivaram� while Aarya�s overpowering performance in �Naan Kadavul� was far beyond brilliance. Keep logging to this column and we�ll bring you the latest updates of the 57th Filmfare awards all set to kick-start this evening

Friday, August 6, 2010

Three veterans joins

Call it the coming together of two fine talents of the Malayalam circuit but then it is heard that the ace Resul Pookutty and Ravi K Chandran and Megastar Mammootty are teaming up for a new venture. This has been titled Mathilukalkkappuram and this one is being directed by Prasad. Not stopping at that, it is heard that the makers are in talks with the hot beauty Nayantara to rope her in as the leading lady. Keep watching this space for further details

Lal Jose with Dileep again

Who can forget the several films for which Dileep and Lal Jose have joined hands? Meeshamadhavan, Chandupottu and Chandranudikkunna Dikkil are just a few of the wonderful films that the duo has created. Now they will be coming together for another film that would be produced by Dileeps brother Anoop. Its learned that the story of the film would bring Dileep back to the limelight again. Its also rumoured that Kavya might be Dileeps heroine in the film. Lal Jose meanwhile has just completed the shoot of his latest project Elasamma Enna Aankutty with Indrajith, Kunchacko Boban and Anne in the lead roles

Meera Jasmin as producer

Meera Jasmine has become very selective as far as her films are concerned. Having finished off Rajeev Anchals Paattinte Palazhi, Meera is currently shooting for Four Friends being directed by Saji Surendran. Meera had earlier expressed her desire to turn director some day. However it seems that the actress would turn producer before that. Meera has made clear that discussions are going on regarding her first production. The director and the cast and crew are being finalised. Though several actors these days have their own production houses, Meera would be one of the first Malayalam actresses who has launched a production company of her own.

Ulaganayakan to be honoured by Kerala Tourism Department

Kamal Haasan, who had initial years of his career in Malayalam, would be felicitated by Kerala Tourism department on his completing 50 years in cinema. Various organisations related to Malayalam film industry had extended support to the programme to honour the actor during the inauguration of the Onam week celebrations on August 22, official sources here said. A two�hour cultural programme featuring versatility of the actor who had done roles in Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi in his five�decade long career would be held as part of the event. The actor, who had won four national awards and several other honours during his career, would be saluted by a host of programmes to be directed by noted Malayalam film�maker T.K. Rajeev Kumar. A meeting attended by representatives of Film Exhibitors Association, Film Exhibitors Federation, State Film Producers Association, Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA) and Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce held here yesterday had offered support to the event, the sources said. Eminent directors K. S. Sethumadhavan in whose film �Kannum Karalum he made his debut in Malayalam and Tamil director K. Balachander and other top filmmakers associated with the actor were expected to attend the programme, the sources said.

Rathinirvedam2 To Start Shooting From September 3

Director T. K. Rajeev Kumar is going to remake the 1978 film Rathinirvedam and the shooting for the same will start on September 3 at Nilambur in Kerala. Suresh Kumar is producing this film under the banner Revathy Kakamandir. The film deals with a very sensitive issue where a teenage boy falls for a woman much older than him. In the original movie, actress Jayabharathi played the woman with titular features. The confused teenager was played by actor Krishnachandran. The steamy scenes in the movie were shot very aesthetically by director Bharathan. The remake version of the Malayalam movie will have some newcomers in vital roles. The makers are still searching for an actress, who can justify the role played by Jayabharathi.

Fourth sequel for \"Oru CBI Dairy Kurippu\" on discussion

It was a thriller made way back in 1988 starring Malayalam superstar Mammootty. Now �Oru CBI Dairy Kurippu director K. Madhu is working on its fourth sequel. In a chat, Madhu said scripting work is going on and the film would be released next year. �To the best of my knowledge this is certainly unique, with not a single film going into four sequels. And mind you, each of the earlier released films were superhits,� said Madhu. The first sequel was �Jagratha� in 1989 , �Sethurama Iyer CBI� in 2004 and �Nerariyan CBI� in 2005. �Another uniqueness of this film is that the director, scriptwriter (S.N. Swamy), music (Shyam) and leader actor Mammootty have been the same in all the four films and will continue in the fifth one as well,� pointed out Madhu. Each of the films saw Mammootty playing the role of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer who along with his team solves a crime when the local police fails. �This time also the plot is the same but the name of the film is not ready. By all means viewers will certainly not be let down and can expect another thriller,� said Madhu who made his directorial debut in 1986 and so far has done 28 films.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Miss Kerala 2010 - Indhu Thampi

Indhu Thampi Won the Title of Miss Kerala 2010 Conducted by the Event management Company Impresario Today .

The grand finale of Hairomax Miss Kerala 2010 organised by Impresario and 22 contestants walked the ramp to win the title at Hotel Le Meridien on today. Manju Raj Bagged the Runner Up Postion and 2nd runner up goes to Sonal Fevaraj

This is the tenth edition of the Miss Kerala contest and Impresario, the organisers, tried to make things as different as possible this time. Among the contestants are girls who have flown in from Malaysia, Dubai and Bahrain.

For more Photos visit our Blog http://metromatinee.blogspot.com/2010/08/miss-kerala-2010.html

Miss Kerala portrays the changing face of the Malayali woman in terms of their sense of fashion and beauty.

Indu Thampi from Trivandrum has won the Miss Kerala 2010 title, the beauty contest of girls of Kerala origin at the grand finale at Kochi. Manju Raj from Shoranur, Palakkad became the first runnerup. Sonal Devaraj from Kannur became the second runnerup

The 22 beauties participated in the grand finale were Aishwarya Muralidar, Ashwini Rachel Mathew, Aathira Sridar, Indu Thampi, Josephin Vargheese, Kavitha Prakash, Manju T, Merlin Hamlett, Mumtaz V.P, Natasha Anil, Neethu R, Preethi Paul, Priyanka Premnath, Reshmi Thampi, Renu Kuriachan, Saranya S Nair, Srilakshmi Harichandran, Sindhu Aeradi, Sneha Chandroth, Sonal Devraj, Stephy Grace Raj and Reshmi Rajan.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dileep joins with Madhu Kaithapram

Director Madhu Kaithapram is ready for his third film. The story is by Rahim Kadavathu and screenplay is by CV Balakrishnan. Dileep and Priyanka have been finalized to play the lead main roles and Jagathy Sreekumar will also play an important role. The story of the films is about the happenings in the life of a father and mother who has a five year old son. The film will be officially launched with the pooja performed next week. Madhu Kaithapram who shot to fame with debut film, Ekantham had a decent second film in Madhyavenal last year. This Dileep-Priyanka starrer will be his third directorial venture.Director Madhu Kaithapram is ready for his third film. The story is by Rahim Kadavathu and screenplay is by CV Balakrishnan. Dileep and Priyanka have been finalized to play the lead main roles and Jagathy Sreekumar will also play an important role. The story of the films is about the happenings in the life of a father and mother who has a five year old son. The film will be officially launched with the pooja performed next week. Madhu Kaithapram who shot to fame with debut film, Ekantham had a decent second film in Madhyavenal last year. This Dileep-Priyanka starrer will be his third directorial venture.

Jayasurya as RJ in \"Payyans

Jayasurya has essayed the role of a Radio Jockey in �Payyans, the movie by Leo Thadaevoo. The actor said that no additional or special preparation was needed for this role because he was a TV anchor for a local channel before getting into films. Anjali, the film�s heroine, is also a RJ in the film. The film�s story revolves around a mother and son. Talk show fame Rohini plays the role of the mother in the film and Lal essays the role of Jayasurya�s father. The auspicious pre-release pooja was done last week in Kochi, with Oscar winner Resul Pookuty lighting the lamp. The event was attended by Jayasurya, director Joshi, producer Naushad Kammu, and cinematographer SG Raman

Sadhyam\",malayalam version coming soon

A Telugu suspense thriller titled Sadhyam has been dubbed into Malayalam. This one stars talented actress Priyamani in an important role. Sources indicate that she is seen taking revenge against those who kill her close friend. The role of the close friend is played by Keerthi Chawla. The Malayalam version is expected to release soon in the theatres.

Prithviraj as a military officer in Anwar Rasheed flick

Prithviraj is all set to don the role of a military officer. This will be for the movie which will be directed by Anwar Rasheed. The title along with the rest of the cast is yet to be finalized. The director has delivered many hits in the past with Mammootty and Mohanlal in the lead. We have to wait and see if he can repeat the success with Prithviraj in the lead

Shikaar completes

Mohanlals next Malayalam film Shikar, directed by Padmakumar, has completed shooting. The climax scene of the film has been shot at Guna caves in Kodaikanal. Produced by Tetco Rajagopal, the film�s script has been penned by renowned writer S. Suresh Babu. Mohanlal has been cast as lorry driver named Balaraman in the movie. Sharing his experience of the climax scene, Mohanlal tweeted, �My scene in the climax of the film was shot in some of the most dangerous places in caves and the hills of Kodai. It also included a place termed as �Devil�s Kitchen�. Sneha plays the wife of Mohanlal and Ananya essays the role of his daughter. Well known Tamil director Samuthirakani is playing the villain in Shikar. The other cast of the movie includes Jagathy Sreekumar, Maithili, Kalabhavan Mani, Sadiq, Appa Haja, Lalu Alex, and Suraj Venjaramood. M. Jayachandran has composed music for the film, which is scheduled for release in 2011.

Mammootty completes \"Best Of Luck

Megastar Mammootty is again appearing as himself in another Malayalam film Best of Luck, directed by M. A. Nishad. Mammootty will appear in a cameo role and he has completed the shooting of his portions. The megastar earlier appeared in a cameo role in 2007 superhit movie Katha Parayambol, where he played as a superstar. The other cast of the movie Best of Luck includes Asif Ali, Kailash, Archana Kavi, Urvashi, and Rima Kallingal in important roles. The sources informed that Mammootty reported on the sets in Kochi recently to shoot his part. The movie Best of Luck falls in the drama genre, in which veteran Tamil actor Prabhu plays a rich entrepreneur named Vinayaka Naickar and his step brothers role is played by Kailash. Asif will be seen playing a budding filmmaker. Prabhu has a double role in the movie. A and M Entertainment Company has produced the movie, which has music by the Euphoria band and its lead vocalist Dr Palash Sen. Sanjeev Shankar has done the cinematography and the director has written the film himself. The film is slated to release in September.

Kavya revealed that she was treated like a servant by the in-laws

Kavya Madhavan who has acted in several Tamil and Malayalam movies has walked out from her husband Nischal Chandra breaking her marriage and has filed for divorce. This is a known information. Now the actress has revealed that she was treated like a servant by the in-laws. The actress alleged that her husband and in-laws were money minded and expected her to do all household work and that they suspected her of infidelity and unable to bear the torture, she decided to walk out of the marriage.

Rahman injured at \"Musafir\" location

Rahman, who was regarded to be one of the superstars of Malayalam films in the 1980s, has faced an accident at the set of Malayalam movie Musafir in Bangkok. While shooting a bomb blast scene for the film, the actor was hit by a shell and got injured. However, the injury is not a serious one. Since last two years, Musafir is under production in Dubai, London, and Cyprus. Pramod Pappan is directing the movie, which also stars Tamil actor Bala in the lead role. The Malayalam-Tamil-Telugu actor Rahman is making his comeback as action hero through this film, which also stars the 24 year old Mamta Mohandas, an actress and playback singer. The movie is made with a high budget and is entirely shot in foreign locations. Musafir is filmed in James Bond style. The movie also stars Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Cochin Haneefa, Mamukkoya and P. Sreekumar in important roles. Oscar winning music composer A. R. Rahmans wife Saira Banu is the elder sister of actor Rahmans wife Mehurunisa. The actor is very close to his brother-in-law A. R. Rahman, who was present on the music release event of Musafir.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Doing conspiracy against me and my film\": Vinayan

Vinayan, whose latest film Yakshiyum Njanum that was expected to reach the theatres last Thursday couldnt make it owing to an objection raised by the Film Chamber. Vinayan says he feels that there is a conspiracy against him and his film. He alleged that the superstars and a few technicians are behind this ban. He said that the allegation that the producer of the film was not a member of the Producers Association was not right. Though the producer had given an application an year back, it was rejected. He also said that though the producer Reuben Gomez had approached the Chamber on Saturday, he was insulted. Vinayan claimed that no further permission is required from an organization to exhibit the film once it is censored. The theatre owners are ready to exhibit the film, but the Chamber is exerting further pressure on them. Vinayan said that he planned to move ahead legally against the Chamber, and hoped that his film would be released during Onam

Jayasurya with Aji John again

Young director Aji John worked with youthstar Jayasuriya in the recent movie in the much highlighted flick Nallavan, bt faith the movies bombed at boxoffice. Now the two are joining hands for another movie titled Kingfisher. Sources indicate that the star will be acting with some of the new faces who are yet to be announced. This one is being scripted by Anoop Menon. Sources indicate that even Anoop will play an important role

Vikram will back to Mollywood through Roshan film

The Raavanan star is in the news again. And this time around, for his latest Malayalam flick, which hes agreed to do for free! �Yes, I�ll be doing the film, says the excited actor, when TOI spoke to him, �I�ll be doing it for free as I want to give something back to the Kerala audiences who are waiting to see me in Malayalam.� The film will be directed by ace filmmaker Roshan Andrews, who directed movies like Notebook and Evidam Swargamanu. He has also done Udayanu Tharam that was later remade into Tamil as Vellithirai and in Hindi as Shortkut - The Con is On. Roshan Andrews is considered as one of the most promising filmmakers in Malayalam cinema and is known for his realistic portrayals of characters. If reports are to be believed, the ace Malayalam director met Chiyaan Vikram in Chennai recently and had narrated the script to the star. Needless to say, Vikram was quite impressed. According to reports, Vikram was bowled over by the script and story narration, and instantly agreed to do the film sometime next year, after he completed his current projects in Tamil. Meanwhile, Roshan Andrews is also busy completing Casanova, a big-budget, romantic action thriller starring Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, and another project which might have Prithviraj in the lead. Looks like after testing waters in Bollywood, Chiyaan Vikram is all set to explore the waters in God�s Own Country too!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Arjun strikes with the same spectacular shows

30 years of filmdom and yet Action King Arjun strikes with the same spectacular shows as hero. Looking young, zippy, and energetic is his unparalleled USP. With his 4 most important films scheduled for release by end of 2010, the actor is busy now simultaneously shooting for these projects. The first to hit screens in this league will be his bilingual movie Vande Mataram, in which he shares screen space with Malayalam superstar Mammooty. This film is directed by D. Aravindan and is produced by Henry under the banner of Pankaj Productions. His other film Maasi directed by Kiccha features him as a cop, who doesnt use his brawniness, but his brains to spifflicate the baddies. Striding away from these films will be Vallakottai as Arjun performs an unusual role of a petty thief. Literally vexed with his fraudulent acts, he decides to give up. But his arrival in Vallakottai, a district in Southern Tamil Nadu has different plans for him. Filmmaker Kiccha adds that the film will be racy enough to keep audiences on edge of their seats, with a climax studded with breathtaking stunts. Arjuns Mei Kaan will be a thriller set in the backdrop of Malaysia and is directed by Major Ravi,

Yakshiyum Njanum will hits on August 19th

Vinayan is prepared with his �Yakshiyum Njaanum, which is going to release on august 19th in thirty plus screens. The film stars newcomers in most of the main roles because established stars refused to act in his film. THe film is fixed for release on this week,but slated due to problems with film chambers and associations. Veteran actor Thilakan has an important role in the movie and it is also one of the highlights of the film. Thilakan plays the role an astrologer named Narayanji. Gowtham, a new actor is debuting in the movie as the lead hero Shyam. It is also Meghna Nair�s debut Malayalam film, in which she will be seen as �Yakshy�, the love interest of young Shyam. Late actor Rajan P. Dev�s son Jubil Raj is also debuting through �Yakshiyum Njaanum� in a negative role. Jubin has been acting in theatres earlier and had been a child artiste. Sajan Madhav, son of music director Raveendran, makes his debut as a music director by scoring music for the movie. Vinayan has produced the movie under his home banner �Aakasha Ganga�. Nawaz had done the cinematography. Athirapilli, Ernakulam, Kulathoopuzha, and Kuttaalam are the locations

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Apoorva Ragam\" trend setter

One of the recent releases to hit the screens was Apoorva Ragam and now, it is heard that the box office reports are quite encouraging. Apparently, the film is now creating a new trend as it comprises of new faces in the lead - Asif Ali, Nishan, Nitya Menon. Even the script was penned by the duo of G S Anand and Najeem Koya who are very new. The cine folks say that this will serve as an inspiration to many aspiring and talented movie makers.

I will bring Yakshiyum Njanum at any effort\" :VInayan

Alleging harassment by the Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce and the Kerala Film Producers Association, film director Vinayan has said the release of his latest movie, Yakshiyum Njanum, is being blocked by the �industrys elite influential class. Addressing a press meet here on Thursday, Mr. Vinayan said the Film Chamber said that the Censor Board had certified the film in violation of rules as the Chamber had not given any clearance for the film. He said that Board had made it clear that film certification did not need clearance from the Chamber and that it had been certified legally. Even so, the producer of the film had approached the Film Chamber in October 2009 to ensure the release of the film, said Mr. Vinayan. But the Chamber failed to respond to the request, he added. �It is clear that the Film Chamber and the Kerala Film Producers Association are adamant about blocking the release of the film, said Vinayan. He would approach the Court if needed and surely bring out Yakshiyum Njaanum on screens as Onam releases with any big releases, he added.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Shriya Saran with Mohanlal in \"Casanova

Shriya Saran who played the female lead in the biggest hit of the year as yet, Pokkiri Raja, has signed up for another biggie in Malayalam. She will be seen opposite Mohanlal this time in the Roshan Andrews directed Casanova. The film already has a bunch of other leading heroines in its cast that includes such big names as Lakshmi Rai, Priyanka, Reema Kallingal and Sanjana. The film that has been scripted by the Bobby - Sanjay team will start its shoot in Bangkok on the 4th of September

Christian Brothers\" satellite rights record is a fake news: Subair

Last week, it was reported that the rights of the film were bought by a channel for Rs 3 crore. Subair said that the rights were not sold because the offers were not good. Recently, the channels have reduced the amount for rights considerably, he said. So, they have decided to sell the satellite rights only after the release of the film. Christian Brothers, a big budget multistarrer directed by Joshyi, features Mohanlal, Sarathkumar, Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in important roles

Yakshiyum Njanum screening blocked

It appears that the troubles for the controversial personality Vinayan are still on for a while. The latest news is that his new movie �Yakshiyum Njanum has landed in a legal trouble. Apparently, both Vinayan and the producer are not members of the Film Chamber so their project has not been given a public clearance which means that the release of the film will be stalled. Vinayan from his end is approaching the High Court for this.

Vinayan has alleged that the release of his film Yakshiyum Njanum has been blocked by a caucus including the superstars of Malayalam cinema. The film was slated to release today (July 30), but has not made it to the theatres. Vinayan requested Chief Minister to clear his stand in this matter. In his statement yesterday, Vinayan added that he will not put the blame on cultural affairs Minister MA Baby, since his interference earlier made things worse. Vinayan was about to release the film after getting a censor certificate. However the Kerala Film Chamber blocked the release as Vinayan did not have the publicity clearance certificate from the chamber. The chamber executives informed that according to the regulations, only films with publicity clearance certificate from the chamber can be censored. The buzz on Yakshiyum Njanum is positive. The film has newcomers in the lead- Gowtham, Shyam, Meghna Nair and late actor Rajan P. Dev�s son Jubin Raj is debuting as the villain Sajan Madhav, son of late music director Raveendran, has also made his debut as a music director with some haunting numbers

Raavan, Hindi version on television

Mani Ratnams over hyped Raavan in Hindi is going to have its television premiere, 44 days after its world release! Raavan featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Vikram and Aishwarya Rai, will have its world television premier this Sunday, August 1 at 8 pm on Colors. The film which had opened on June 18 is one of the fastest Hindi films to hit the small screen under 50 days of its theatrical release. According to television industry sources, normally a very big Hindi film is shown on television only after 100 days of its theatrical release. But Raavan turned out to be such a colossal flop, that the producers and the channel which had the satellite rights realized that its futile to delay the television premiere. Remember last Sunday (July 25) Sony created history when it telecast Aamir Khan�s Raju Hirani directed mega blockbuster 3 Idiots, 213 days after its theatrical release. The film garnered a television rating point (TRP) of 5.0 in its debut on small screen. It is the highest ever TRP for any feature film on television in India.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Yakshiyum Njanum coming soon in theatres

Vinayan is prepared with his latest Malayalam movie titled �Yakshiyum Njaanum, which is going to be a horror thriller. The film stars newcomers in most of the main roles because established stars refused to act in his film. Veteran actor Thilakan has an important role in the movie and it is also one of the highlights of the film. Thilakan plays the role an astrologer named Narayanji. Gowtham, a new actor is debuting in the movie as the lead hero Shyam. It is also Meghna Nair�s debut Malayalam film, in which she will be seen as �Yakshy�, the love interest of young Shyam. Late actor Rajan P. Dev�s son Jubil Raj is also debuting through �Yakshiyum Njaanum� in a negative role. Jubin has been acting in theatres earlier and had been a child artiste. Sajan Madhav, son of music director Raveendran, makes his debut as a music director by scoring music for the movie. Vinayan has produced the movie under his home banner �Aakasha Ganga�. Nawaz had done the cinematography. Athirapilli, Ernakulam, Kulathoopuzha, and Kuttaalam are the locations.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

PaKistan Cricketer Mohammed Asif to Act in Malayalam Movie

Pakistani fast bowler Mohammed Asif will make his film debut with a Malayalam movie, directed by lyricist Kaithapram Damodaran Namboodiri. The shooting of the film, titled Mazhavillinnattamvare (Till the tip of the rainbow), is scheduled to begin in September. Besides Asif, Mazhavillinnattamvare will also mark the directorial debut of Kaithapram, who has penned hundreds of songs and won several national and State awards. �Asif is now busy playing cricket in England. He will be free by September to begin shooting in Kannur, Kaithapram told PTI. TO PLAY ROLE OF COACH �The film begins with Asif coming to a cricket camp in Kannur as a coach. When he travels from Lahore to Kerala, he has a personal mission too. The film will progress through his journey to his goal.� Kaithapram has also penned the story, besides writing the the script and lyrics. There will be five songs and a ghazal, the mixing of which will be done in London. The songs will be rendered by K.J. Yesudas, Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan, K.S. Chitra, Deepankuran and Shreya Ghoshal. The film is being produced by a Sharjah-based entrepreneur M. Mukundan, who hails from Kannur, under the banner of Valluvankadavu Recreations.

Sreekanth in \"Uppukandam Brothers

According to the latest reports Tamil actor Srikanth is all set to make his debut in Malayalam. The actor who is not having a sunny time at Tamil industry presently is said to have given a positive nod to appear in the sequel to Uppukandam Brothers, planned by its director T S Suresh Babu. Srikanth has woven many family hits in �Rojakoottam, �Parthiban Kanavu�, �Oru Naal Oru Kanavu�, �Uyir�, �Poo�, and �Rasikkum Seemane�. The official announcement of the news about the Mollywood flick is yet to come

Mohanlal-Jayaram-Dileep joins

This could be the coming together of three of the greatest talents in the Malayalam circuit. We are talking about superstar Mohanlal along with senior actors Dileep and Jayaram. The news is that three of them are teaming up for a new movie titled China Town. This will be directed by Rafi Mecartin and this one will be produced by the famous Anthony Perumbavoor. The film will also have three beautiful heroines.

Kuttysrank sails to the victory

Though it has been quite a while since the film actually was on the anvil, finally it lived upto the expectations. Kutty Sranku\'s reports are arriving from the box office that the response has been very good. The film has Megastar Mammootty in the lead along with Padmapriya, Kamalini Mukherjee, Meena Kumari. This is directed by Shaji N Karun, the veteran and those who have watched the film say that this is the true essence of Malayalam cinema.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Prabhu Deva in \"Urumi

Prabhu Deva has been added to the bilingual period drama �Urumi directed by Santhosh Sivan. �Urumi� is a bilingual in Tamil and Malayalam based on the assassination of Vasco Da Gama. The film is about a group of men, who wanted to assassinate Vasco Da Gama. The tag line of the film is The Boy who wanted to kill Vasco Da Gama. Genelia will play a Portuguese princess in this 15th century period film. Prithviraj and Genelia are playing the lead roles. Genelia plays a Portuguese princess. Now sources say Prabhu Deva has been added to the cast to do an important role. Sankar Ramakrishnan, who was one of the directors in Kerala Cafe anthology, has written the script. �Urumi� will also have an abridged English version for an International market say the sources

Prithvi is an oasis in the midst of this crazy city\" : Sanjana

For her, Prithvi Theatre is an oasis in the midst of this crazy city. But Sanjana Kapoor, who has singlehandedly revived its glory, carrying forward the legacy of her parents and grandparents, rues the lack of government support as appalling. We have managed to create this little oasis out of this gem, an oasis in the midst of this crazy city that allows you to breathe, where you can engage in live performance in an intimate surrounding that is magical, Sanjana told in an interview. The sad thing is that any theatre of our kind, anywhere in the world, would ordinarily receive government grants. We, however, do not fall under any government scheme - be it state or central. An appalling state of affairs, said the 43-year-old whose Prithvi Theatre holds about 550 shows every year, of which around 100 are childrens shows. Sanjana, the daughter of Shashi and Jennifer Kapoor, says Prithvi mainly banks on corporate aid. Prithvi Theatre company was launched by Sanjnas grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor in 1944. But in 1960, the company was forced to close down due to Prithvirajs poor health. In the 1940s, Sanjanas maternal grandparents Geoffrey and Laura Kendal too came to India with Shakespeare and contemporary English theatre. In fact, Shashi and Jennifer met during a theatre event in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1956. A few years after Prithviraj Kapoors demise, Shashi set up a trust in his fathers memory and bought land to build a theatre to promote the performing arts. Prithvi Theatre was inaugurated in 1978.

Nayanthara - Mammootty pair again

Nayantara has bagged a role in the sequel of Mammootty starrer award winning Malayalam movie Mathilukal. The sequel, which again stars megastar Mammootty, is titled Mathilukalkkappruam. Interestingly, the role to be played her was supposed to be essayed by Bollywood actress Vidya Balan. However, now Nayantara has replaced her. The original film was directed by national award winning film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan in 1989. The sequel of the movie will be directed by debutante Prasad and the story will continue with the story of Basheer from where Adoor left. The role of that unseen woman prisoner will be played by Nayantara. The voice of that unseen woman in the original film on the other side of the prison wall was given by K.P.A.C. Lalitha. The role of Basheer will be again essayed by Mammootty. The lead actors of the movie are likely to have some best of the moments in Malayalam cinema. Mammoottys production company Playhouse will be producing the film, which is going to start shooting very soon. Ravi K. Chandran will be handling the camera and the sound department will be handled by Oscar winner Resul Pookutty

Malappuram Haji Mahanaya Joji sequel is on discussion

The sequel season is on and it has hit the Malayalam film industry as well. The latest addition is the 1994 hit movie Malappuram Haji, Mahanaya Joji. Rajan Kiriyath, the original writer of the movie, will also be writing the script of the sequel. Renowned Malayalam movie director Thulasidas directed the original movie, which starred Mukesh, Siddique, and Madhu. It was the biggest hit of Mukesh in his career as an actor. The sequel will feature Siddhique in an important role. The original movie also had actors like Narendra Prasad, Jagathi Sreekumar, Mathu, Premkumar, Indrans, Karamana Janardanan Nair, Rizabawa, and Jose Pellissery. In the original film, the storyline showed Siddique interested to leave for Dubai as he gets visa to go there. At the same time, he gets an offer to work as a teacher in a school of his fathers friend. His father is not ready to allow him to go to Dubai and wants him to join as a teacher. Siddique leaves for Dubai without informing his parents and sends Mukesh to join the teaching job pretending to be Siddique thus leading to a hilarious situation

Kavya Madhavan files for divorce

Kavya Madhavan filed petitions for divorce and domestic violence here. She filed the divorce petition with the Ernakulam Family court while another one in the Ernakulam First Class Magistrate Court is against her husband and in-laws under the Domestic Violence Act for causing mental stress. Kavya, 24, got married to computer engineer Nischal Chandra February last year and decided to call it a day from the film industry at the height of her popularity. After few months living in Kuwait with her husband, Kavya returned to her parents home. And after a break from all public functions, in October she made her first public appearances fuelling speculations that she might return to the silver screen. Early this year, she starred in her comeback film Pappi Appacha along with Dileep and she has two more films in the final production stages. Born in Nileshwaram in Kasaragod district, the actress entered the Malayalam film industry as a child artist with Pookkalam Varavayi (1991). In 1996, she cut her teeth in the Malayalam fims in acclaimed director Kamals hit flick Azhakiya Ravanan. Since then, Kavya has starred with leading superstars Mammootty, Mohanlal, and Jayaram. Her pairing with Dileep makes huge hits at the box-office. Her popular films include Meesha Madhavan, Madamabi, Classmates and Ananthabhadram, among others.

Jai Hind Film Awards 2010 announced

The winners of the Jai Hind Film Awards for the year 2010 have been announced. �Pazhassi Raja has won the award for the best film and Mammootty has won the award for the best actor. Mohanlal gets The Jai Hind Chalachitra Ratna Award and Jai Hind Patriotic Pride Award goes to Sarath Kumar.

The list of all the winners in below:

Best Film- Pazhassi Raja

Best Actor- Mammootty (Pazhassi Raja, Palery Manickyam)

Best Actress- Swetha Menon (Palery Manickyam)

Best Director- Blessy (Bramaram)

Best Scriptwriter- Renjith (Palery Manickyam)

Best Lyricist- Vayalar Sarathchandra Varma (Neelathamara)

Best Music Director - Mohan Sitara (Bramaram)

Second Best Actor - Manoj K Jayan (Pazhassi Raja)

Second Best Actress- Samvritha Sunil

Chalachithra Ratnam Award - Mohanlal

Chalachithra Prathiba Award - Sreenivasan

Special Jury Award - Kalabavan Mani

Youth Icon- Prithviraj

Best Emerging Actor- Kailash (Neelathamara)

Best Emerging Actress - Archana Kavi (Neelathamara)

Popular Actor - Dileep

Patriotic Pride Award - Sarath Kumar (Pazhassi Raja)

Best Male Singer - V. Sreekumar (Song: Anuraga... [Neelathamara])

Best Female Singer - K. S. Chithra (Song: Kunnathe Konnaykum.... [Pazhassi Raja])

Mikacha Swabhava Nadan - Harisree Ashokan

The awards will be presented in Thrissur on August 3. Prominent film personalities hailing from Thrissur like Yusufali Kecheri, Sathyan Anthikkad, Innocent, Kamal, KPAC Lalitha, P.T. Kunhumohammed, T.G. Ravi, Vidyadharan and V.K. Sreeraman will be honoured at the function.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

57th South Film fare Awards 2010- Mollywood Nominees

Filmfare Awards South is the South Indian segment of the annual Filmfare Awards, and are given for films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada language films from India. They are given annually to honour the best talents and provide encouragement and incentive to the South Indian film industry.

57th Film fare Awards will be held on August 7, 2010, in Chennai.

Malayalam nominees:

Best Hero Nominees:

Dileep (Swantham Lekhakan)


Mammootty (Paleri Manikyam)

Mohanlal(Ividam Swargamanu)

Prithviraj (Robinhood).

Priyamani joins with \"Pranchiyettan \"

After a short US trip, the national award winning actress Priyamani has joined the sets of Pranchiyettan And The Saint. This Renjith movie which is a situational comedy will feature her as a modern girl, an interior designer. This is the first time Priyamani is offered a role against Megastar Mammootty, and she considers it a challenge to live up to the qualities of the much accomplished actor. Last time when Priyamani was in Malayalam for Ranjiths Thirakkatha, she managed to win all the major awards for her role of an actress in the movie. This time, she will also share the screen with Kushboo, who also appears in a strong role in the movie

Priyamani joins with \"Pranchiyettan \"

After a short US trip, the national award winning actress Priyamani has joined the sets of Pranchiyettan And The Saint. This Renjith movie which is a situational comedy will feature her as a modern girl, an interior designer. This is the first time Priyamani is offered a role against Megastar Mammootty, and she considers it a challenge to live up to the qualities of the much accomplished actor. Last time when Priyamani was in Malayalam for Ranjiths Thirakkatha, she managed to win all the major awards for her role of an actress in the movie. This time, she will also share the screen with Kushboo, who also appears in a strong role in the movie

A special preview for \"Kuttysraank\" at Kairali theatre

A special preview show of Kutty Srank that has been directed by renowned director Shaji N Karun, was held at Kairali theatre in Trivandrum. After the show, the audience expressed their appreciation of the film with a thundering applause. The film that stars Mammootty, showcases three phases in the life of a sailor, when he assumes the roles of Rakshakan, Mochakan and Shikshakan. There are three heroines in the film; Padmapriya, Kamalini Mukherjee and Meena Kumari

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sequel for \"Kasargod Kadharbhai

The success of To Harihar Nagar and In Ghosthouse Inn seems to have added a new spark to the careers of its actors. Jagadeesh, Siddiq and Ashokan would do the lead roles in a film titled Kuwait Mastan that would be directed by Thulasidas, which is the sequel comedy superhit Kasargod Kadharbhai. Kaloor Dennis would script the film that has a story penned by Kalabhavan Anzar. Besides the lead actors, there would also be several mimicry artistes in the film

Kailash is trying to keep a seat among young stars

The time has come to welcome another talented actor. He is none other than Kailash and after a brief hiatus of sorts, he is back. News is that Kailash will be seen in the film Best of Luck and this will be directed by M A Nishad. The unit members reveal that Kailash plays the role of a young man who is crazy about music and movies. The film also has Archana, Reema and Urvashy along with others. Another attractive project of Kailash is now gearing up to hit the screens and this has been titled Penpattanam. This one has Kailash as the hero while the story has been penned by Renjith.

�\"4 get ups\" didnt click

Young hero Jayasuriya has been giving his best to make his mark at the box office but luck has been eluding him. He has arrived recently with the new movie Nallavan and in that, he was seen in four different looks. Once he is seen in curly hair, then he is seen in cropped hair, later he has a bearded look and finally he will be seen with a bald head in the movie. However, box office reports have not been that encouraging so far.

Rima Kallingal romances with Bharath

Now the latest news is New Generation heroine Rima Kallingal is going to pair up with Bharath in this film and this is her first film in Tamil. Yuvan Yuvathi is all about a new age romance between two youngsters working in an IT firm. On the other hand, Bharath has signed up for �Vaanam and sharing the screen space with Simbu in this film. Young actor Bharath, who is currently acting in a film �Tiruthani� under the director of Perarsu, has signed for a new project which is titled as �Yuvan Yuvathi� which is being directed by Kumaravel who had directed �Ninaithale Inikkum� in the past. It is being produced under the banner �Rising Sun�.

Vijay,Jeeva,Siddharth are \"3 Idiots

A few days back it was reported that the ace director Shankar will be taking the remake project 3 Idiots and making it in both Tamil and Telugu. This project is going to be Shankars first remake project in his career. Now the latest and more interesting news is that the film casts three famous stars Ilayadalapathy Vijay, Jeeva and Siddharth in three main roles. It is really eye feasting to see three top heroes acting together and that too in the film making in Shankar�s unique style. Sources say that currently Shankar is keenly waiting for the release of his latest forthcoming flick Endhiran starring Rajinikanth. So, soon after the release of the film this remake project is likely to commence. Stay tuned for more updates on the film.

Lal Jose as Lal Jose in \"Best Actor\"

Lal Jose will be seen doing a role in Best Actor, directed by Martin Prakkat. Lal Jose, one of the better talents in Mollywood is busy with his �Elsamma Enna Anakutty. He took a day off from the shoot and did a cmaeo for the Mammotty film. He did what he has done several times before: he directed the superstar for the camera. Lal Jose plays himself in the movie. Lal Jose, while being an assistant to Kamal, acted his real life role for Azhagiya Ravanan, a Mammootty starrer. Later, he appeared in a brief role in Rock n Roll. He is also anchoring a programme on Amrita TV which explains to the layman the nitty gritty of filmmaking. A few months ago, Blessy had acted in an important role for a Tamil film. Priyanandanan also turned an actor recently, with Thoramazhayathu, a short film.

Christian Brothers\" set a new bench mark record

Malayalam television channels are in no mood to lose a big film because of price. Films starring the super stars like Mammootty and Mohanlal fetch a huge price considering the size of the territories. The highest price paid for the television rights of a movie so far was 2.86 crores. That was for megahit movie Twenty-20 paid by Surya TV. Now another Mohanlal film has broken that record and set a new record. Asianet has bought the television rights of Christian Brothers for a whopping 3 crores and this has set a new bench mark in Malayalam satellite television. Christian Brothers stars Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Sarath Kumar and Dileep in important roles. The film is about former soldier Palomattathu Varghese Mappila (Saikumar) and his sons, Christy (Mohanlal) and Joby (Dileep). Christy is a police informer in Mumbai and Joby is studying theology abroad. Sibi and Udayakrishna pen the script. Deepak Dev scores the music. Other actors in the cast include Lakshmi Rai, Kavya Madhavan and Kaniha. Anil Nair is the cameraman

Katherine Teresa in...Poonam Kaur out !!

Poonam Kaur who was expected to make her debut in Malayalam with The Thriller is out of the project. Its learned that Poonam had difficulty uttering Malayalam dialogues, and when she couldnt manage to sync her lip movements to the dialogues, the director had no other option but to opt for another heroine. Katherine Teresa, a Bangalore based model would now play Prithvirajs heroine in The Thriller.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kuttysranku starts sailing on July 23rd

Shaji N Karuns prestigious Mammootty starrer �Kutty Srank� will release in cine houses on July 23. This is Mammootty�s first film with Shaji who began his career as a cinematographer and later turned to direction with �Piravi� in 1988. Shaji N Karun�s directorial debut won him the prestigious Camera d�Or � Mention d�honneur at the Cannes Film Festival in 1989. �Kutty Srank� has already been screened at Pusan International Film Festival- Oct �09, Montreal World Film Festival- Sept �09, Mumbai Film Festival � Oct �09 and the International Film Festival of India- Nov �09. ��Kutty Srank� is a movie layered with several emotions and shades which could only be brought to life by an actor par excellence such as Mammootty. It has been a creative and self innovating journey and will hopefully be appreciated and understood by movie lovers all over the globe, says the director. In the film Mammootty plays the title role while Padmapriya, Kamalini and Meena Kumari play female leads. The film�s music has been composed by Isaac Thomas. Anjali Shukla, who has previously worked on films like Tahaan and Prarambh as First Camera Assistant, is the cinematographer. �Kutty Srank� (Sailor of Hearts) revolves around an unidentified body found by the police on a beach. Three women turn up, each claiming it as �her� Kutty Srank. One is a wealthy woman who wants to become a Buddhist nun. The second is a woman who acts in a traditional Christian play with Kutty Srank and is later accused of murder. The third is a gentle, mute woman who, it appears, is carrying Kutty Srank�s baby.

High promotion for \"Sakudumbam Syamala

She might be Tintumons follower. But she has also created a first of sorts - promoting movies through SMS. The makers of �Sakudumbam Syamala�, slated for release this month end, are out with a new mode of promotion, group SMS jokes circling around the lead character Syamala, played by Urvashi. While some of the �Syamala jokes� are from the film itself, others have been either created by the film crew or Malayalam �adaptations� of famous jokes. �It is a new kind of promotional activity. Now, even a small child has access to cellphone and we thought it the best way to give publicity to the movie,�� says its director Radhakrishnan Mangalath, adding in a lighter vein, �You can even look at it as the desperate attempt of a first-time director.�� He is among those serial directors who have switched over to cinema from serials. �Syamala is an extremely greedy and a foolish housewife. And the jokes reflect her character,�� says Krishna Poojappura, who has written the story and script for the movie. The idea to use group SMS jokes was put forward by his neighbour Jayakumar, who has been providing group SMS service through his firm Nanma Communications (see box) for the last one-and-half years. �We send one SMS each day and so far eight of them have come out,�� says Jayakumar. The director of popular comedy serials like �Indumukhi Chandramathi�, �Sathi Leelavathi�, �Kootukudumbam� and �Thiruda Thirudi�, Radhakrishnan adds on a serious note, �Though we don�t know who created Tintumon, Tintumon jokes are ruling the roost. And let Syamala be the female presence. When we hear about a movie, our first question is who is the hero and not who is the heroine. In my movie, a woman is the central character.�� He adds, �A hero-centric film can bank on fans� associations during the initial days of release. In the case of family-oriented films, the response is known only gradually and the SMSes are a way of creating curiosity about the character among the viewers.�� Radhakrishnan has also come up with another innovation - using caricatures during the photoshoot of the film, which has been produced by Gopakumar for Kunchuveettil Creations. Sai Kumar plays Urvashi�s husband, Kunchacko Boban plays their son and Bhama their daugther-in-law.

Mollywood is quite uninteresting and boring\": Ooviya

In a somewhat shocking statement, actress Oviya said that Malayalam movies are quite uninteresting and boring and that only senior heroines are given their due respect. Oviya gained recognition as an actress in the recently released Tamil film �Kalavani which is doing well at the box office. It also happens to be her debut film in Kollywood. She says that she initially thought that she would be asked to play the role of a city girl; however, she was in for a surprise when she was given the role of a village girl. She says that it was the director who taught her how to walk, talk, and laugh like a village damsel. Oviya says that Tamil movies are better than the ones in Malayalam. In Malayalam films, newcomers are often ignored and preference is given only to senior heroines. She says that Tamil cinema is friendlier towards new faces and new ideas.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cock Tail\" with a distinct pattern of story telling

The shoot of the film Cocktail that stars Jayasurya and Anoop Menon with Samvrutha Sunil has started at Kochi. Mammootty lighted the lamp at the Pooja function of the film. Cocktail is being directed by Arun Kumar, an editor who has done several Priyadarshan films. Anoop Menon himself would script the film, and the film would be jointly produced by Anoop and Jayasurya. Cocktail is expected to set a new trend in Malluwood with a distinct pattern of story telling. The film would be shot on locations at Coimbatore and Hyderabad as well

Casanova\" location confirmed at Holland

It has been quite a while since the film Casanova has been on hold but now the makers are reviving it. Now, the news is that the shooting will commence in August and it will take place in Holland. This is being directed by Roshan Andrews and it has superstar Mohanlal in the lead. Roshan also has another interesting project with the Young superstar Prithviraj after that.

Four Friends\" at Singapore and Malaysia

Saji Surendrans Four Friends that stars Jayaram, Jayasurya, Kunchacko Boban and Meera Jasmine is about to start its shoot. The makers of the film after an extensive location hunt have zeroed in on Malaysia and Singapore as the chief locations. The film would be scripted by Krishna Poojappura who had also scripted other Saji Surendran films like Ivar Vivahitharayal and Happy Husbands.


It is known news that the mind blowing cinematographer Santosh Sivan is all set to commence a bilingual movie in Malayalam and Tamil. This has been titled Urumi and for those who are not aware, this is the sword used in the Kalari fights and it is a flexible one. The length of the sword is eight feet long and Sivan says that the film is being made on the backdrop of the 15th century. The film has the rising superstar Prithviraj in the lead while the bubbly Genelia is making her debut

Sameera reddy disappoints

The headline might sound quite contrasting but then it has happened. Sources from the unit of Oru Naal Varum reveal that the hot-beauty Sameera Reddy is going through mixed feelings. Apparently, this was her debut venture and she was hoping it would click well but the response from the audience has been quite average. However, Sameera is happy that she got to pair up with none other than Mohanlal and is hoping to score success in the future ventures.

Vijay\'s \"Velayudham\" launch today

Ilayathalapathy Vijays new flick titled �Velayudham� which is being directed by Jayam Raja has been launched today morning in a grand event among 60,000 die-hard fans at the Madras University Hall. Sources say that thousands of his fans are even waiting and hanging at the venue gates and singing the title song composed by Vijay Antony �Vela, Vela Velayudham� and they wore Velayudham T-Shirts printed with big picture of Vijay. Jayam Raja says �It is a film for the masses. Based on a story by late director Tirupathisamy, �Velayudham� revolves around an ordinary man, who becomes a real hero for the sake of people. He adds �Vijay plays an enterprising youngster while Genelia is doing the role of a journalist. Hansika Motwani and Saranya Mohan are also doing crucial characters. Comedy will be taken care of by Santhanam and Sathyan.� Related posts

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Perumal strikes again

It seems to be raining sequels in Malluwood. The latest sequel being planned is the one to August 1, the hit crime thriller that had Mammootty playing Perumal, the hotshot cop. It should be remembered that August 1 was a film that was quite different from the films that Siby Malayil had done till then. The script of the film was by S N Swami. Its also rumoured that Siby might not direct the sequel. Another young director might step in, instead. August 1 was released back in 1988, and was a runaway hit. The shoot of the sequel is expected to start early next year.

Vandana in \"Karyasthan

To all those who were wondering as to where the ravishing beauty Vandana is, here is some good news. The pretty girl was last seen in the film Happy Husbands. Now, the news is that she has been roped in for the movie Karyasthan and she will be pairing up with the senior actor Dileep. The film will be directed by Thomson K Thomas a debutante and the script would be penned by the duo of Sibi K Thomas and Udayakrishna

Roshan Andrrews ropes Prithvi

Young superstar Prithviraj who had one of the biggest releases in his career, Ravan, a couple of weeks back, has now signed another interesting project. Prithvi would now be working with one of the most promising young directors on the block, Roshan Andrews. The film would be produced by 1000 AD, a production company that has been launched by several NRKs. Boby - Sanjay, the script writer duo who had scripted other Roshan projects like Notebook and Casanova would be scripting this film as well. Roshan is expected to start shooting for Casanova next month in Holland. He would start working on the Prithvi project after Casanova

Thilakan not in \"Mookkillarajyathu-2\"

Even as a sequel to Mookkillarajyathu is being planned, it is clear that it wont feature Thilakan who had played a major role in the original film. Mukesh, Siddiq and Jagathy wouldplay key roles in the sequel as well. Lal, Jagadeesh and Suraj would lend support. Thilakan had played a wonderful role in the original film, and as one of the four lunatics who escape from an asylum his role is still remembered by all those who had seen the film. The sequel would also be directed by Thaha. Pre-production work of the film are going on.

Vandana in \"Karyasthan

To all those who were wondering as to where the ravishing beauty Vandana is, here is some good news. The pretty girl was last seen in the film Happy Husbands. Now, the news is that she has been roped in for the movie Karyasthan and she will be pairing up with the senior actor Dileep. The film will be directed by Thomson K Thomas a debutante and the script would be penned by the duo of Sibi K Thomas and Udayakrishna

Anjali with Jayasurya in \"Payans

Recently a new trend can be observed Malayalam movie industry wherein the heroines wishing to migrate to Kollywood. There are heroines like Archana Kavi and Meera Nandan, who have caught up with this fashion; however fortunately for the Malayalam movie industry not all heroines want to do this. Anjali, who attained fame with Angadi Theru, is interested in working with the Malayalam movie industry. She is essaying the role of Jayasurya\\s heroine. They would soon be seen working together in the movie that\\s entitled Payyans. The movie\\s directorial credits go to Leotha Devoos. Lal and Rohini are to play the roles of Roshni\\s parents. The movie industry expects it to be a big hit. Recently, the pooja for the film was held in Cochin. Oscar recipient Resul Pookutty was invited to light the lamp. Here\\s wishing the entire team of Payyans, all the best.

Archanakavi to Kollywood

The heroines down south seem to be making lot of movement between the states these days. Now actress Archana Kavi has decided to make her debut in Tamil. Sources indicate that popular Tamil director Vasanthabalan approached Archana for the movie Aravaan and she immediately accepted the offer. It is supposedly a period film with two heroines. Talented actor Pasupathy is playing an important role.

\"Bhaktajanangalude Sradhakku\"- Kavya in lead role

Priyanandanan, whose last film Sufi Paranja Katha had wowed critics and the masses alike, is planning to make a satire now. Titled Bhaktajanangalude Sradhakku, the film would have Kavya Madhavan doing the lead role. The film is based on a story by director Ranjith. Newcomer Manoj P would script Bhaktajanangalude Sradhakku. Priyanandanan would attempt to take a look at the state where Human Gods reign supreme. Irshad would be Kavyas hero in the film. Jagathy, Suraj Venjarammoodu, Sadiq, Bijukkuttan, Sreeraman, Lalu Alex and Nishanth Sagar offer support. The shoot of the film would start at the first week of August at Palakkad.

\"Maharaja Talkies\", Mukesh and Jagdeesh team again

Basking in the success of their last film together, In Ghosthouse Inn, Mukesh and Jagadeesh would now be seen together in a film titled Maharaja Talkies. The film has been scripted by Saji Damodaran. K P Suresh would wield the camera. Jagathy, Suraj, Manav, Vidya, Unnimaya and Rakhi Raveendran form the supporting cast. Maharaja Talkies would be directed by Devidas Chelanatt. Jagadeesh Menon, Razak and Devidas would produce the film under the banner of Devalakshmi Creations

Navya is back with Cheran

Navya Nairs love for acting has not diminished even after marriage. Navya Nair got married to Santhosh Narayana Menon in January this year and announced she is quitting films for good. Now after four months of marriage Navya Nair is returning to acting. Navya who settled in Mumbai after marriage has told her media friends that Mumbai is boring and she wants to return to Chennai or Thruvananthapuram. So, there by to acting as well. The charming actress has got her first offer post marriage and she will make her reentry through a Kannada film. She is also considering Tamil and Malayalam offers. There is a buzz saying Navya will be doing a crucial role in her good friend Cherans forthcoming directorial venture. Cheran will start that after he finishes his acting assignment in Yutham Sei. The homely Navya took off to fame with the Malayalam film �Ishtam in 2001 and went on to do memorable roles in all south Indian languages. Her films in Tamil �Azhagiya Theeye�, �Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy�, �Mayakkannadi�, �Aadum Koothu� and �Raman Thediya Seethai� all got her much critical acclaim. Her last release in Tamil was the recent �Rasikkum Seemane� opposite Srikanth.

Genelia as Portuguese princess in \"Urumi

Genelias movies like �Boys, �Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Naa� and �Sachin� , Santhosh Subramaniam, had been a rage among Kerala youth. Yet she could find time to be in Mollywood only after half a decade in filmdom. Yes, Genelia D�Souza, the bubbly �boys� girl is finally making a start in Mollywood. She will be seen as the heroine to Prithviraj in the new movie directed by Santhosh Sivan titled �Urumi�. Scripted by Shankar Ramakrishnan, the movie will be set in the 15th century with Genelia playing the role of a Portuguese princess. Genelia had always been considered as an intelligent actress with the right sense in selecting best characters in best films. Here too, �Urumi� seems to be a meaty offer for the young star. With Santhosh Sivan at the helm, the movie is sure to create rave reviews for its lead actress.

Genelia as Portuguese princess in \"Urumi

Genelias movies like �Boys, �Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Naa� and �Sachin� , Santhosh Subramaniam, had been a rage among Kerala youth. Yet she could find time to be in Mollywood only after half a decade in filmdom. Yes, Genelia D�Souza, the bubbly �boys� girl is finally making a start in Mollywood. She will be seen as the heroine to Prithviraj in the new movie directed by Santhosh Sivan titled �Urumi�. Scripted by Shankar Ramakrishnan, the movie will be set in the 15th century with Genelia playing the role of a Portuguese princess. Genelia had always been considered as an intelligent actress with the right sense in selecting best characters in best films. Here too, �Urumi� seems to be a meaty offer for the young star. With Santhosh Sivan at the helm, the movie is sure to create rave reviews for its lead actress.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Akhila debuts with Dileep in \"Karyasthan

Not many of us would have forgotten Akhila, the charming young girl who was a contestant and one of the finalists of Vodafone Thakadhimi. She later on gained more admirers as the anchor of the programme Munch Star Singer on Asianet. The beautiful young girl is all set to make her film debut now. Akhila enters the world of films as Dileeps heroine in Karyasthan. Karyasthan would also have another heroine, Vandana, who was last seen in Happy Husbands. The film to be directed by debutante director Thomson K Thomas would have a script by Sibi K Thomas - Udayakrishna team

Khushboo again in Mollywood

Khushboo was last seen in Malayalam in a remarkable role in Kayyoppu, the much acclaimed film directed by Ranjith. She had played Mammoottys romantic interest in the film. Now she is back in a stellar role in another film being directed by Ranjith, Pranchiyettan and the Saint, that again has the Megastar doing the lead role. Khushboo is believed to be playing a role of great importance in the film, though she might not play the actors love interest. Priyamani is the heroine of the film

Kannur\" again

Remember Kannur??? The film that was directed by Haridas Kesavan that had Manoj K Jayan and Vani Viswanath in lead roles was a political thriller that hit the screens back in 1997. Manoj K Jayan had played the role of Karivallur Sivankutty, a comrade from Kannur in the film. Now news has streamed in that Haridas Kesavan and Robin Thirumala are planning to prepare a sequel to the film. Titled Kannur Veendum, the film would again have Manoj K Jayan in the chief role and would be shot on locations at Kannur, Trivandrum and New Delhi. Vani Viswanath would also be seen in a major role in the film. Vijayaraghavan, Bheeman Raghu, Vijayakumar, Mamukkoya and Risabava would be seen in the sequel as well

T K Rajeev Kumar to direct sequel of \"Rathinirvedam

T K Rajeev Kumar whose latest film Oru Naal Varumhit the theatres on the 9th of July, is already on to his next project. This time he intends to remake the hit film Rathinirvedam. The film that was originally a Bharathan-Padmarajan creation had remained much controversial for its bold theme. The remake would be produced by Suresh Kumar who had recently produced another remake; that of Neelathamara. The director is currently on the lookout for an actress who could essay the role of Radu chechi that was done to perfection by Jayabharathi.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mammootty is King and Prithviraj is Commissioner

After the recent coming together for the biggest hit of the year �Pokkirri Raja, Megastar Mammootty and young superstar Prithviraj are once again poised to share the screen. The movie on discussion titled as �The King And The Commissioner� will also unite ace scriptwriter Renji Panikkar again with trendy director Shaji Kailas after 15 years. The movie planned as a sequel to the super hits �The King� and �The Commissioner� both by Shaji Kailas, Renji Panikakr duo will unite the lead characters of both the films for a single flick. While Mammootty will don his big favourite Joseph Alex IAS once again. Prithvi will be in the role of Bharath Chandran played in the original by Suresh Gopi. To be produced by Anto Joseph, the movie will be distributed by Mammootty s Playhouse. �The King And The Commissioner� is expected to be shot at locations in Hyderabad, Delhi and Kochi

Monday, July 5, 2010

Mohanlal replaces Amir Khan

Superstar Mohanlal replaces Amir Khan, its not an film at all, its from the favourite list of Bollywood BigB Amitabh Bachchan !!

Amitabh Bachchan seems to have totally smitten by the Superstar Mohanlal, so much so that he has been tweeting the experience of working with him these days. His latest tweet says, �T44 -Back from first day shoot for Kandahar with talented, humble, gracious soft spoken MohanLal. And a most welcoming unit! After having seen the actors spontaneity on the sets it seems Big B has got conscious of his pronunciations and tweeted, Malayalam film first time in 41 years. Hope I get the pronunciations correct. He has also persuaded Mohanlal to join tweeter which is also revealed on this big hit micro-blogging site, On set of Kandaharand done with the Malayalam lines. Have persuaded MohanLal to join Twitter. He has agreed ! Yippee success! Big had earlier asked Aamir to join the twiverse, whom he recently welcomed tweeting, You have been tried and tested! Welcome! And thank you for agreeing to come on board! Now handle it, brothe

Genelia with Prithviraj in Santhosh Sivan flick

The latest buzz has it that Santosh Sivan, who was last involved with Mani Ratnams Raavan, is all set to embark on his new project as a director. The last film the talented maverick cinematographer had helmed was Tahaan: The Boy With A Grenade starring Rahul Bose and Rahul Khanna. The cinematographer-cum-director will soon embark on his new venture. Santosh Sivan is kicked about Who Killed Vasco De Gama, revealed our source. He has pencilled in Young superstar Prithviraj and Genelia D�souza. Prithviraj will play the protagonist. When contacted Sivan confirmed the news, saying, �Yes, it is true that I will start Who Killed Vasco De Gama very soon. It will be a trilingual in Hindi, English and Malayalam. I have roped in Genelia to play the lead opposite Prithviraj, who is a big name in the South. Even for the Hindi and English version I will retain the same star cast. Any questions about the plot and he says. �I dont want to divulge anything further.� The movie titled as Urumi

Four Idiots\" rolls soon

The shooting of the film 4 Idiots to be directed by M K Pradeesh would start soon. 4 Idiots has been scripted by Harisree Martin and Saju Kodiyan. Ramesh Narayanan has composed the music of the film. The lyrics have been written by Chandran Nair. The four idiots on screen would be played by Harisree Martin, Saju Kodiyan, Harisree Radhakrishnan and Vinod Kovoor. Jagathy, Babu Antony, Suraj, Indrans, Kottayam Nazir and Magician Samrat would do supporting roles. 4 Idiots would be produced by Femsic Films Pvt. Ltd.

Suraj and Pakru together in \"Kuttibhootham

It hasnt been long since Megastar Mammootty strolled around as a fun loving spirit in Ee Pattanathil Bhootham. Now Suraj Venjarammoodu and Guinness Pakru are all set to act in a film called Kuttibhootham to be directed by Nanda - Basheer. The story, script and dialogues of the film have been penned by Nanda. The camera work would be done by Sivakumar. Songs written by Rajeev Alumkal would be set to tune by Shamej Samad. Besides Suraj and Pakru, the film would also have Jagathy, Jagadeesh, Ahokan, Bijukkuttan, Jaffer Idukki, Sheela, Sreekutty and KPAC Lalitha in important roles

Shikaar\" rolls to climax

Shikaar is one of the awaited movies starring superstar Mohanlal. The shooting has been taking place in Hyderabad. According to sources, the film crew is all set to move to Kodaikanal to shoot for the climax scene. This schedule is supposedly for seven days. Meanwhile Mohanlal who is on a holiday is likely to join the shoot on 17th July.

Best Actor\" release date again changed

Mammoottys Best Actor, originally scheduled for a release on Ramzan (September 10), has been reported earlier it shifted to October15. But now again the films date is changed. Now this megastar flick is fixed as 2010 Christmas release.

But, another Mammootty film, Pranchiyettan and The Saint, will get released during Ramzan. And also Shaji.N.Karuns Kuttysranku is also on release pipeline. Mammootty-Arjun starring Vandematharam is now fixed as Megastars next release, on July itself.

Photographer-turned director Martin Prakkat is the director of Best Actor. Kannada actress Shruthi Ramakrishnan plays Savitri, the wife of school teacher Mohan (Mammootty). The greatest ambition of Mohan is to become a popular film star. Salim Kumar, Vinayagan, Lal, Nedumudi Venu and Suraj Venjaranmoodu form the other important members of the cast. Ajayan Vincent is the cameraman, while Bijibal is music composer. The film is being produced by Mammootty�s close friends Anto Joseph and Naushad, under the banner Big Screen.

Bodyguard\" goes to Bollywood with Salman Khan

If all goes well, then Salman Khan might end up playing the lead role in the Hindi version of �Bodyguard. There is speculation that the Hindi remake of director Siddique�s Malayalam film will be have Deepika Padukone opposite the �Wanted� star Salman Khan. The Malayalam version of the film, starring Dileep and Nayantara, was released in March this year. The story of the film deals with a young man, who gets attracted to people, with heroic qualities and follows them like a bodyguard. But, the interesting twist comes when he is hired to accompany a businessman�s gorgeous daughter to college as her bodyguard. Siddhique is busy with the Tamil version of the film, which stars Asin and Vijay in the lead. The director had been getting a number of offers to remake the film in Hindi, but only Atul Agnihotri has managed to buy the rights from him. Siddhique will begin directing the Hindi version after completing the Tamil one. Salman Khan has confirmed playing the lead role but Deepika is not sure yet. Shooting will commence on December 6 in Ranikhet.

Big B finishes Schedule with Kandahar

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan Finished his portions of shooting for Kandahar(Malayalam), directed by filmmaker Major Ravi with Superstar Mohanlal in the lead role. The Amitabh Bachchan was in Ooty for the three-day shooting. An over-excited crew on sets has been exemplary in attitude and work ethic -- there is this culture among the film fraternity in the South. There are smiling faces, group keepsake photographs, bonhomie and respect and the desire to serve; wonderful and admirable qualities that I shall carry back with me. Thank you Kandahar, Mohanlal, Major Ravi (director) and the entire unit. I have enjoyed working with you, Amitabh later wrote on his blog. The only reason why he agreed to be part of a Malayalam film was because he was supposed to play a North Indian character and was not expected to speak the language. But the director of the film, Major Ravi had different plans. On reaching Ooty, director Major Ravi informed Bachchan that he would have to speak Malayalam in the film, even though the script had no such specifications. Always wary of acting in regional films, Bachchan protested the directors decision, but not for too long though. He recalled speaking one line in Kannada when he made an appearance in a film called Amrithdhare, in which he played himself. But the lapse into memory was temporary. Back from his shooting scehule in Ooty, Bachchan says, � This film was different. I play a North Indian man married to a Malayali woman. So, speaking a bit of the language was natural for the character. Malayalam is a tough language for me. But I managed. The only respite for Bachchan was, it seems, shooting with Mohanlal, an actor he admires tremendously. The two actors bonded over Uttapams and steaming cups of coffee. Bachchan adds, �Earlier, I did Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag with Mohanlal. But this time I got to know him better. He�s a humble, multifaceted human being.�

Jayaprada to Produce and act in Malayalam film

Director R. Sarath, who began his film career with �Sayahnam (Twilight) that bagged the Kerala State award for the best film in 2000, has announced his new project in Malayalam a film with actor Jayaprada in the lead. The movie is to be produced by Jayaprada herself. Actor Mukesh will be cast opposite her in the film, dealing with middle-aged love, Sarath said. He said the film would be remade in Hindi with slight variations in theme and with a different cast. Shooting would begin on August 17 and would be completed in one schedule at locations in and around Nagercoil.

Kunjacko Boban : 13 Years 13 Hits

Thirty three releases in 13 years and 13 hits among them. The statistics might not be all that impressive when it comes from an actor hailing from a Filmy Family Background �But I give myself a pass mark, Kunchacko Boban says with the characteristic smile that endeared him to the Malayali masses in the late 90s. Perhaps its this optimism that helped the actor wade his way through a series of flops and make a grand second coming with roles as different as chalk and cheese. The chocolate hero will metamorphose into a milkman in Lal Jose�s Elsamma Enna Aankutty. Expresso caught up with Kunchacko on the sets of Shafi�s Makeupman in which he�s doing a cameo

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Jayasurya sings in \"Track with Rahman\".

Jayasurya has signed up an interesting project titled Track with Rahman to be directed by Jayaraj. Megastar Mammootty is also doing a major role in this films. The young star will play a track singer in the film. This is the first time Jayasurya acts in a Jayaraj film. The cinematography of the film would be by Jayanan Vincent. The film that would be shot on locations in Hyderabad and Chennai would have a script by the director himself. Track with Rahman would be produced by New Generation Films.

Renji Paniker-Prithvi joins up for \"Veluthampi Dalawa

Renji Panicker who had scripted several action thrillers in Malayalam is currently scripting a historical! Renji would compose the script for Veluthampi Dalawa which would have young superstar Prithviraj in the title role. The film would be directed by Viji Thampi. Prithvi is already looking forward to doing the role of the brave warrior. The film is expected to bring about a sea change in the careers of all those involved in it; be it the director, script writer and even the lead actor.

Atlas Ramachandran to direct \"Holidays\".

The Chairman of Atlas Group of Companies M M Ramachandran, who is also a famous film producer, now turns director. Ramachandran was seen in a brief role in the film To Harihar Nagar recently. He had also done cameos in films like Arabikkatha and Brahmastram. He would now direct a film titled Holidays to be produced by Sathish Babu under the banner of Cinema Factory. Holidays would be an investigative thriller that would have ample doses of romance and music in it. Vinu Mohan, Sudheesh, Ranjith, Muktha, Rupasri, Kalabhavan Mani, Urmila Unni, Harisree Ashokan, Ambika Mohan and several others would play key roles in Holidays. Mohan Thmoas would script the film. The shoot of the film would start on the 25th of August at locations at Cochin, Munnar, Bangalore and Kuala Lampur.

Pazhassi Raja\" scripts Out

Recently the scripts of the magnum opus Pazhassi Raja were released in a grand function. Speaking at the occasion the scriptwriter MT Vasudevan Nair said that he had made careful preparation while writing the script. he added that he had to do a lot of research and collect lot of information. Also present at the occasion was the superstar Mammootty. Speaking on the occasion, Mammootty said that he was lucky to get the best characters of Vasudevan Nair.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Oru Naal Varum releasing date did not fix yet

The battle between the producers and the distributors is still on which is affecting all the movie releases in the state. This has affected the much awaited Oru Naal Varum as well. The movie which was supposed to release on 21st of May was postponed to July 9th. However with the problems, it has been postponed and the release date is not yet fixed. One of the highlights of the movie is that superstar Mohanlal and Sreenivasan are going to share screen space after a long time.

Anwar completed and set for releasing

Prithviraj has been churning movies after movies and is currently riding the success wave. His forthcoming movie is Anwar which according to sources completed its shoot recently. The film is being directed by Amal Neerad and has Mamtha Mohandas as the female lead. Sources indicate that the movie deals with the sensitive subject of communal terrorism. Recently a song of the movie was shot at Kulu Manali

Tammanah denies about entry in Mollywood

Tammanah is one of the busiest actress in South India. She is popular in Tamil and Telugu movies. But recently a news came that, she is acting in Malayalam movies as opposite with Super star Mohanlal. Tammanah denied this rumor, she said till this date she didnt give date to any of Malayalam movies.

Mammootty in \"Track With Rahman

Jayaraj has signed megastar Mammootty for his next project titled Track With Rahman. The movie will be concurrently made in Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi. It is only last year that Mammootty worked with Jayaraj in the movie Loud Speaker, which also starred Gracy Singh. Track With Rahman will have actor Jayasuriya in an important character. Mammootty will don the role of a police officer called Kedarnath in all the three versions of the movie. Ample importance to music and action has been given in the movie. Music of the movie will be given by Sreenivasan and cinematography will be looked after by Ajayan Vincent. Apart from directing the movie, Jayaraj has also written the story and screenplay for Track With Rahman. The film will be officially launched on 5th July 2010 in Mumbai by Harvest Dreams Private Limited. The movie is expected to be completed in three schedules

Vandematharam\" on July 15

Megastar Mammottys film Vande Mataram, also staring Arjun and Sneha in the lead roles will be released in 350 centres in Kerala and Tamil Nadu on July 15. The action-packed patriotic movie was made over last three years. It took 100 days of shooting and ten schedules to complete the movie. The film is being produced by Pankaj Pictures Henry, who had already given two superhit movies Yavanika and Marumalrchi with Mammootty. T. Aravind has directed the movie. The supporting roles, in the movie, are played by Malayalam actors Kalabhavan Mani, Jagadish, late Rajan P Dev, Jai Akash and Atul Kulkarni. The music of the film has been composed by D. Immam and Rajesh Yadav has done the camerawork. The shot taken inside Chennai central jail is the highlight of the movie along with a patriotic song Vande Matharam, crooned by ten playback singers. Time Ads is distributing Vande Mataram in Kerala, which will be released in 90 screens there.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sethuramayer CBI is planning,to set a new record

There are unconfirmed reports that the fifth installment of the CBI Diarykurippu series is being planned by the director K Madhu and writer S N Swami. The film would be produced by Madhus own production company, Krishnakripa Films. It is rumored that SN Swami has started working on this project. Though there have been several sequels in Hollywood, there has been no other film when the entire crew including the actor, director and the writer have joined hands for five installments of a film. So the fifth part of the film is expected to set a record.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Prithvi-Santhosh Sivan team again in \"Urumy\"

Prithviraj is passing through sunny times in his career with his latest flicks like Raavanan and Pokkiri Raja earning him much of the accolades. The actor who has just completed his Anwar with Amal Neerad will be seen again with the world famous cinematographer -director Santhosh Sivan. His new flick titled Urumywill have Prithvi donning the lead. The movie will be scripted by Sankar Ramakrishnan who is an associate to hit maker Renjith. Shankar had earlier scripted and directed the short �Island Express in the collection �Kerala Caf�. The other members of the cast and crew of the movie are yet to be announced. Prithviraj had earlier been with Santhosh Shivan for the hit movie �Anandha Bhadram�.

Aadujeevitham\"- Prithvi or Vikram

It is reported that Blessy has decided to drop Aadujeevitham with Prithviraj in the lead. He will be doing a film with Tamil superstar Vikram instead. Vikram has recently said that if he gets a good script to act in Malayalam, budget would not be a constraint. The details about the storyline and the dates of the superstar are being discussed now. Blessy was planning to do Aadujeevitham with Prithviraj. For that, the young superstar was shedding weight, it was widely reported. Nobody has an idea why the project was dropped. Blessy, who has made some really beautiful movies in Malayalam, has recently acted in a Tamil film. His last release, Mohanlal starrer Bhramaram, was a superhit. If the project materialises, it would mark the return of Vikram in Malayalam after a gap of 10 years. The actor debuted in Malayalam with Mammootty starrer blockbuster Dhruvam in 1992 and went on to act in several supporting roles like Indriyam, Sainyam, Rejaputran etc. In 2001, he scored back to back hits in Kasi, Dhill and Gemini and ever since, he has been one of the busiest stars in Tamil.

Thilakan apply for a gun license

Thilakan said that he was planning to apply for a gun license immediately. This was in view of the attack against director Ali Akbars car. Thilakan said that those who were with him were being attacked. Its only natural that he fears that there might be attacks against him too. The actor also alleged that Ali Akbar was attacked because he had decided to direct the film Achan with Thilakan in the lead. A group of unknown assailants had earlier in the morning pelted stones at director Ali Akbars car that was parked at his residence. The car was smashed in the attack.

Thilakan v/s GaneshKumar in Politics !!

Veteran Thilakan said, he would contest against Kerala legislator K.B. Ganesh Kumar in the assembly elections, after the car of his film director was allegedly stoned by miscreants belonging to Kumars party. Thilakan told that even though his field was not politics, he will contest against Kumar, if any party approaches him. He (Kumar) has been scheming against me for long and I will take the fight into his camp, Thilakan said. Thilakans statement comes following charges that some miscreants allegedly belonging to Kumars party, Kerala Congress (B) stoned the car of director Ali Akbar in the wee hours Monday at Kozhikode. Speaking to the media, Akbar, who is the director of Thilakans new film, said there is no doubt that the people behind the attack are activists of Kerala Congress (B) who had earlier said that they would not allow work on the film to be carried out. When I woke up today (Monday) morning I found my Maruti vans windscreen smashed, said Akbar. There are just two characters in the film titled Achen and Thilakan plays the central role. We are not going to be cowed down by such threats. The police has already registered a case, Akbar said. This incident has taken place a day after the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) gave the green signal for the ouster of Thilakan from their fraternity. Kumar is an office bearer of the AMMA. Thilakan was ousted from AMMA in April on the grounds of violating discipline and since then he has not been getting any film offers. But Akbar had announced that he will cast Thilakan in his new film slated to begin shortly

Young Superstar\'s busy schedules

After the consecutive promotions for ace Mani Ratnams bilingual flick Raavan/ Raavanan, popular South Indian actor Prithviraj is back to his busy shooting schedules. He has joined the sets of promising director Amal Neerads forthcoming Malayalam film Anwar in Kulu Manali, where the unit is canning a song featuring Prithviraj and heroine Mamta Mohandas. Set in the background of terrorism, Anwar has Prithviraj playing a terrorist who recruits people from Kerala and trains them to become suicide bombers. Dialogues are by journalist duo Unni R. and Sreejith D. Pillai. Script is by the director. Produced under the banner of Red Carpet Movies, Anwar will hit screens in July-August.

Ranjitha with new avatar?

Ranjitha is taking a new avatar. The actress, who hit the headlines after some �controversial tapes were aired on television channels, is busy penning two books with the �support of her husband and family members.�One of my books is aimed at helping people caught in problems and the other is a fiction, set around today�s youth. I am holding talks with publishers and the one dealing with problems will be released first,� she said in an interview. The actress, who said she was badly hurt thanks to the video clips, added: �The media was showing me in a bad light. But my husband, parents, in-laws and other family members stood as pillars of strength.� On her future plans, she said, �I want to take a break from acting. I am very fond of Indian spiritual writing and basically a book worm. I would like to write more books.� Meanwhile, reports have it that Ranjitha, who came to Chennai recently, met up with CB-CID officials and submitted her version in the Nithyananda case.

Ilayadalapathy again with SuperGood Films.

There is a lot happening in Vijays ring and the actor is back at choosing the best. The combination of Vijay and Super Good Films created wonders at the box office until a few years ago with films like Poove Unakkaga, Thullatha Manamum Thullum, Love Today and Thirupachi. Later when Vijay stuck with routine pot boilers his relationship with Super Good Films was inactive. Now at a time when Vijay has to prove his pull and push with the masses he is joining hands with his lucky production house again. Reliable sources Vijay will sign a film for Super Good Films and the first few rounds of discussions have already been completed. The final dates, stars and other crew will be announced before Diwali. For the record �Poove Unakkaga is the first super hit of Vijay that took him to stardom and made him a commercial saleable star.

Sumalatha back through \"Khandahar

An year ago actor turned director Mahesh was waiting in the doorsteps of her house at Bangalore, for casting her as the heroine of the movie �Calendar. But Sumalatha couldnt give a positive nod to the film due to the Lok Sabha elections of the time, in which her husband Ambareesh was also a candidate. Later Mahesh managed to complete the movie by bringing in Zarina Wahab for the role. But now as Major Ravi has approached the star for his new military flick Kandahaar, Sumalatha immediately agreed to be in the film with not many second thoughts. Yes, for the lovers of that senior heroine who made a good screen pair with Mammootty in many superhits of the late eighties, this is pretty good news. Sumalatha is going to make a comeback to Malayalam with the new Mohanlal -Major Ravi movie �Kandahaar�. She will be appearing in a short role as the wife of the character played by Amithabh Bachchan in the movie. Sumalatha was last seen in Malayalam in the Joshy movie Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu which came in the early nineties.