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