Mammootty to celebrate Onam with Daivathinte Swantham Cletus

Director: G Marthandan | Cast: Mammootty, Honey Rose

North 24 Kaatham for Onam

Director: Anil Radhakrishnan Menon | Cast: Fahadh Faasil, Swati Reddy

Gangs of D Company

Three directors and six heroes

Memories - Malayalam Movie Trailer

Director: Jeethu Joseph | Cast: Prithviraj, Meghna Raj, Mia George

Friday, October 11, 2013

Idukki Gold on Oct 11

Aashiq Abu is back with a nostalgic journey called Idukki Gold.

Prithviraj in London Bridge

Prithviraj plays the lead in Anil C Menon's London Bridge.

Punyalan Agarbathis to come soon

Ranjith Sankar directs Punyalan Agarbathis, starring Jayasurya and Nyla Usha.

Oru Indian Pranayakatha

Sathyan Anthikkad's Oru Indian Pranayakatha has Fahadh Faasil and Amala Paul in the lead.

Pattam Pole on Oct 11

Dulquer Salmaan will play a lover boy opposite Malavika Mohanan in Azhagappan's Pattam Pole

Minu Kurian complaints against Suresh Gopi

Actress Minu Kurian, who acted in a small role in Da Thadiya, and has been trying her luck in Tamil films ever since is in the news these days for her fight with hero Suresh Gopi. 

The reason is actually a simple one and has no real connection with Suresh Gopi. Her former driver had reportedly borrowed some money from her and the guy is now working with the hero. 

When she called up the hero to tell him about the issue, Suresh Gopi is alleged to have threatened her. She filed a police complaint and has started voicing her opinion through her Facebook page. This has started a debate on the social networking sites.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

“Those posters are fake”: Aashiq Abu

Director Aashiq Abu has told that "the posters which are being shown as ours, are actually fake. Our posters are the ones on my Facebook page. What can I do if some miscreants create posters like this and others come up against it?" 

Idukki Gold will hit the screens on October 11.

Aashiq Abu in controversy over film posters

Director Aashiq Abu has been active in the Facebook for a while now and has effectively used in marketing through the social networking site. But at times, his comments have landed him in trouble. Like the time when his remarks against Kamal Hasan's Viswaroopam received lot of flak from angry fans. 

Now, just a week before the release of his latest film, Idukki Gold, the director is in the eye of storm with some of the posters of the film hurting religious sentiments. 

One of the posters has Lord Shiva and revolutionary leader Che Guevara enjoying a smoke. Then there is another poster with two "joints" made into a cross. 

There are several posts in the social networking sites spitting venom against Aashiq.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fahadh to turn director?

Fahadh Faasil, who is indeed the sensation of Malayalam films right now, has some fresh ideas. He wants to direct a film.

The actor, who is giving surprises to all with his stellar performances in every film, is keenly learning the filmmaking process, it seems.

He has plans to do his own version of one of the films that he did this year. Which one? We are not telling you right now. You come right here later to know the details.

Manju's comeback receives an early setback?

It was the most eagerly awaited announcement during recent times. Actor Manju Warrier, who stayed away from films for more than a decade after her marriage with Dileep, made her decision to return to the big screen recently. There have been rumours doing the rounds that everything is not well between the couple. 

Manju came back on the dance stage first and then she did the ad campaign for Kalyan Silks, with none other than Amitabh Bachchan. But the ad was hated by almost everyone. 

Meanwhile Manju has announced two films. The first one, directed by Ranjith, will have Mohanlal as her hero. The next, How Old Are You is being directed by Rosshan Andrrews with Kunchacko Boban as the male lead. 

The news that Kalyan is planning to launch a new ad with Aishwarya Rai has added to the disappointment. Let's see what happens next.

Oru Indian Pranayakadha on Dec 18

Sathyan Anthikkad's latest film, Oru Indian Pranayakadhahas Fahadh Faasil and Amala Paul in the lead. Produced by Central Pictures and scripted by Dr. Iqbal Kuttippuram, the shooting of the film is going on at Kottayam now. 

The film has Fahadh playing a politician, who hopes to make it big soon. His chance meeting with a Canada based documentary filmmaker changes his concepts about life.

Pranav to be launched in Mani Ratnam film?

This could be a sensation, if the news is true. Veteran director Mani Ratnam is reportedly working on a project where he will launch none other than Pranav Mohanlal! 

Now, this has been one news that Malayalam movie buffs have been waiting for some time. After Mammootty's son Dulquer Salmaan rose to prominence, the next was Mohanlal's son. But the youngster never showed his interest to become an actor. 

He has in fact, won the national award for his performance as a child artiste in Punarjani and he has played Mohanlal's younger version in Onnaman. Recently he was seen exchanging some stern looks with Mohanlal in a scene in the dud, Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded. 

Is the news true? Well, it could be just a speculation. But it is interesting for sure.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Zachariyayude Garbhinikal releases this week

Dr. Zachariah (Lal), his wife Soosan (Asha Sharreth) and his four pregnant patients, Fathima (Rima Kallingal), Saira (Sanusha), Sr. Jasmine Jennifer (Geetha) and Anuradha (Sandra Thomas). These are the main characters in Aneesh Anwar's Zachariyayude Garbhinikal releasing on Sep 27. 

Produced by Vijay Babu and Sandra Thomas, the film has cinematography by Vishnu Narayan. The music has been composed by Vishnu and Sharath.

Drishyam to begin from Oct 2

Writer-director Jeethu Joseph will start the shooting of his next film titled Drishyam from early October onwards at Thodupuzha. The film has Mohanlal playing the lead and Meena playing his wife. 

Jeethu, who is riding high after the super show of his last release Memories, has already started working on his future projects with Prithviraj and another one with Indrajith. 

Drishyam is being produced under the banner of Ashirwad Cinemas.

ABCD's 100th day celebrated

Young star Dulquer Salmaan's ABCD, directed by Martin Prakkat, celebrated its 100 days of success. The function was held at Hotel Dream in Kochi. The film's cast, including Dulquer Salmaan, Jacob Gregory, Aparna Gopinath, Sreekumar, Lalu Alex and Nandu were resent at the occasion. 

At the same venue, the teaser of Arun Kumar Aravind's 1 by Two was also launched.

The egoistic jawans

Now, no names here and this one have no confirmation as well. This is a gossip doing around in the filmi circles these days. 

As per rumours, the set of a recently completed film witnessed more battles than the war film actually shot for the screen. There was a certain showdown between a director and an actor on the set. 

And if reports are to be believed, the two heroes in the film were having lots of ego issues. Like, if one of them was wearing a blue socks, the other won't turn up if he too wasn't given a similar colour. 

Now, it is to be seen how the heroes will look as jawans, considering their less than attractive bodies.

Manju Warrier in How Old Are You

After the Ranjith - Mohanlal film, Manju Warrier will join Rosshan Andrrews' How Old Are You. The film is being produced by Listin Stephen's Magic Frames and has been scripted by Bobby - Sanjay. 

Manju had quit films after her marriage to Dileep but is making her comeback after a decade. The hero was never fine with her decision to act but it is said that the marriage is going through to a rough patch. 

Kunchacko Boban plays the hero in How Old Are You.

Aashiq is back with Idukki Gold

It's said to be a "Joint Agenda". And for all those who are unaware of what the makers were thinking while creating the Idukki Gold trailer, it could mean getting high with weed! 

Anyways, director Aashiq Abu's trailer is a hit all the way. It is beautiful, funny and is unapologetically on the face. The film has Pratap Pothen, Raveendran, Vijayaraghavan and Maniyan Pillai Raju who is revisiting their school days. 

The film will hit the screens this October.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Thanmathra fame Arjun Lal returns

Arjun Lal, who played Mohanlal's son in the Blessy film Thanmathra is back facing the camera. He is playing the romantic lead in debutant director John Robinson's Asha Black.

The film is a romantic thriller, with Tamil hero Sarath Kumar playing a Malaysian cop. Ishitha is the heroine, playing Asha, who dies mysteriously.

Pallavi Chandran is Mammootty's heroine

Who's Mammootty's heroine in V K Prakash's new movie? The question has been doing the rounds for a while now and her name is Pallavi Chandran.

Pallavi Chandran aka Pallavi Purohit aka Pallavi Subhash Chandran is a well-known TV actor based in Mumbai, famous through various Balaji telefilms soaps. She was there in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kasamh se, Karam Apnaa Apnaa, Bairi Piya and Madhubala- Ek Ishq Ek Junoon.

She has started shooting for the Malayalam film, scripted by Y V Rajesh. The shooting of the film is currently going on at Bangalore.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mohanlal comes to Nivin's rescue

As the controversy over Nivin Pauly's refusal to pick superstar's Mohanlal's phone call is getting widely discussed on the social media, the controversy seems to have ended in a nice way. On his Facebook page, Mohanlal wrote: "I saw some news regarding Nivin Pauly...It has got no relevance..."

Meanwhile, FEFKA General Secretary B Unnikrishnan has written on his Facebook page that he is surprised by calls asking if Nivin Pauly will be banned! There are no such plans, he clarifies.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Nivin clarifies his stance

Nivin Pauly, who is facing the wrath of Mohanlal fans after the episode where he allegedly refused to pick up superstar's phone calls repeatedly, has come up with a clarification in his Facebook page. It reads like this:

"There is a news spreading about me not picking MOHANLAL sir's call....honestly such an incident has never occurred... there is not even a single time where i have showed disrespect towards LAL sir or any other actors. i am extremely disappointed with this fake news.......I respect MOHANLAL sir as always..." 

Now the ball is in Mohanlal's court. Will he give his version about the whole controversy? Watch this space for more.

Nivin ignores Mohanlal?

This has been one story doing the rounds during the past few weeks. But now it has come out in a film magazine and the social media is debating it threadbare. 

The issue goes like this. Superstar Mohanlal called up young hero Nivin Pauly at least six times recently, to be part of his latest venture Gitanjali, directed by Priyadarshan. But it is said that Nivin didn't pick his call.

Innocent, who was with Mohanlal, then called up Nivin and asked him why was he ignoring the superstar. The report says that Nivin told Innocent that he is not interested in playing a supporting role in a Mohanlal film. 

Is this story true? Nobody knows for sure. But Mohanlal's fans are up in arms against the young sensation.

Sringaravelan to make the viewers laugh

Last year the team's Mayamohini made the viewers roll with laughter and in the process, minted money. This year, director Jose Thomas, hero Dileep and scriptwriters Siby K Thomas and Udayakrishna are teaming up for another laugh riot, called Sringaravelan.

Produced by RJ Creations of Jaison Elamgulam, the film has camera by Shaji and music by Berny Ignatius.

Kannan hails from a family of weavers from Kuthampully. He has learnt fashion designing and is trying to make some fast bucks by marrying some girl from a wealthy family. But things go wrong when he reaches a kovilakam and is trapped there for 15 days.

Lal, Baburaj, Nedumudi Venu, Kalabhavan Shajon and Joy Mathew include the cast. Vedhika is the heroine.

D Company for Onam

Three directors and six heroes. D Cutz's D Company is an anthology of three films, M Padmakumar's Oru Bolivian Diary, Diphan's Gangs of Vadakkumnathan and Vinod Vijayan's Day of Judgement.

Fahadh Faasil, Asif Ali, Jayasurya, Samuthirakkani, Anoop Menon and Unni Mukundan include the film's cast.

The three films have been linked by crime and the stories are said to edge-on-the-seat thrillers.

North 24 Kaatham for Onam

Fahadh Faasil will play an IT professional, who dresses up as a geek and behaves in a curious way in debutant director Anil Radhakrishnan Menon's North 24 Kaatham. Nedumudi Venu and Swati Reddy include the main cast.

The film is about Harikrishnan (Fahadh Faasil), who is out on a trip to Thiruvananthapuram on a harthal day. He had to get down in between and then proceed to Kozhikode. He becomes friends with two strangers during the journey.

North 24 Kaatham is being produced by E 4 Entertainment. The camera is by Jayesh Nair.

Daivathinte Swantham Cletus this week

Mammootty will play the lead in debutant director G Marthandan's Daivathinte Swantham Cletus, which is an Onam release. Scripted by Benny P Nayarambalam, the film has a drama troupe as its backdrop.

Honey Rose is the heroine. The cast also includes Rajith Menon, Aju Varghese, Siddique, Suraj Venjarammoodu and Vijayaraghavan.

The film has been produced by Faizal Latheef under the banner of Achappoo Movie Magic. Pradeep Nair wields the camera.



Not quite thrilling

Dir: Sunil Ibrahim

Cast: Indrajith, Nivin Pauly, Remya Nambeeshan

Imagine this situation. You are watching a nail biting whodunit but you can guess the suspense so early. What will you be thinking then? You would want the story to take some surprising twists and turns.

But sadly in director Sunil Ibrahim's Arikil Oraal nothing of the sort happens. The story goes in highly predictable lines. And if you have seen a couple of films of the genre, this one will turn out to be disturbingly silly.

Sidhu (Indrajit) has joined the Kochi office of an ad company. He stays with Icha (Nivin Pauly), who works in an upmarket restaurant and Veena (Remya Nambeeshan), their friend.

After a while, the trouble starts. Sidhu finds Icha's behavior strange. Why? Check it out for yourself.

The film has been packaged very well and is meant for those who don't think while watching a movie. The script is shaky and the performances are just about fine.

Rating: 1/5



An empty shop

Dir: Salim Ahamed

Cast: Mammootty, Nyla Usha

Writer-director Salim Ahamed had stepped into stardom with his maiden venture, Adaminte Makan Abu. Naturally, his next film, Kunjananthante Kada got into top headlines, right from the moment the film was announced.

The film had everything that a top-notch production required. Besides Mammootty as the lead actor, cinematography by Madhu Ambat, sound design by Resul Pookkutty, background score by Isaac Thomas Kottukappilly and songs by M Jayachandran all added to its publicity. But what the viewers saw on screen was a badly shaped mishmash of some random thoughts.

Kunjananthan (Mammootty) owns a shop in a sleepy village in Kannur. He is having a rather confusing relationship with his wife Chithira (debutante Nyla Usha). He is passionate about just one thing in this world and that is his shop. And the building is owned by someone else. He is shattered when asked to vacate the building for road development.

The whole story is based on a weak premise and things go from bad to worse as the film moves along without any real direction. What is Kunjananthan's issue with his wife? We never know. Even if it is not for road development, what if the building owner decides to evict his tenant one fine day? We don't know that either.

And to top it all, Chithira laments to her husband that if he had given her a patient ear, she wouldn't have told her angsts to fake ids in chat rooms. Huh!

Some of those who go by big names or are only looking for irritatingly "feel good" movies may like this in parts. Even for them, this could end up as a tough ordeal. The rest of the viewers can just ignore this silly misadventure.

Rating: 1/5

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Anoop Menon and Bhavana are angry

In Saji Surendran's Angry Babies in Love, Anoop Menon and Bhavana play a couple, who realizes that life after marriage is never a cakewalk. The two flees to Mumbai from Kuttikkanam after a torrid romance, but differences creep in soon after.

The film's story has been written by Anoop Menon and the screenplay and dialogues are by Krishna Poojappura.

Fahadh surprises all - as Artist

The week before, he had apologized to his fans on twitter for the misfired attempt called Olipporu. A week later, accolades are pouring in for Fahadh Faasil with positive reports coming from all quarters for his latest release, Artist.

The film has him as an egoistic painter with lots of attitude, whose life turns upside down after a fatal accident. Ann Augustine, who plays his live in girlfriend in the film, has come up with a spectacular show as well. 

Artist, directed by Shyamaprasad, is based on a novel by Paritosh Uttam. 

Dulquer as a romantic hero - in Pattam Pole

His tough guy look in Sameer Thahir's Neelakasham Pachakkadal Chuvanna Bhoomi has been well appreciated. Now Dulquer Salmaan will be playing a romantic hero in cinematographer turned director Azhagappan's Pattam Pole. His heroine in the film is debutante Malavika Mohanan, daughter of ace cinematographer K U Mohanan.

According to Azhagappan, Pattam Pole talks about the importance of making adjustments in life. The director is all praise about Dulquer and says that "after this film, he will be known as a romantic star for sure."

The film also stars Anoop Menon and Archana Kavi.

Nyla Usha becomes active

She was just an RJ based in Dubai until recent times but Nyla Usha has new descriptions to add to her profile right now. After making her debut opposite Mammootty in the recently released Kunjananthante Kada, she is currently playing the female lead in Ranjith Sankar's Punyalan Agarbathis, which has Jayasurya as the hero.

"I have worked for nine and a half years in Dubai as an RJ and the acting experience has been fantastic until now," says Nyla.

She hopes to do films taking a break from her busy days as an RJ, when good offers come her way.

Manju Warrier is back! - with Mohanlal

The speculations, the gossips and the waiting are over. Manju Warrier has finally said yes to movies. She will make her return to films, in Ranjith's next, which will have Mohanlal in the lead. 

The actor has confirmed the news herself in her Facebook page and has received her advance from producer Antony Perumbavoor. 

In fact, Manju had recently appeared in the ad for a garments and jewelry group in Kerala, with Amitabh Bachchan.

Manju Warrier is regarded as the finest female actor to have ever graced Malayalam screens and she had quit movies after her marriage to actor Dileep in 1999. The marriage, as per rumours, is going through a rough weather now.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Raanjhanaa - Success Party

After making it big at the box office a success bash was organised for the 'Raanjhanaa' team. The entire team of Raanjhanaa was seen at the success party & also Sonam Kapoor was accompanied by her father Anil Kapoor. Th event also saw the other actors like Tusshar Kapoor, Vishakha Singh, Ravi Kishan & others.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Veena Malik Offers Prayer at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah

Bollywood actress Veena Malik visited Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah in New Delhi where she was seen offering prayers and breaking her roza in the Holy month of Ramadan.  Veena was dressed in a black suit which was draped by golden dupatta. She was received by dargah in-charge Afsar Ali Nizami. Veena Malik entered barefoot inside the mosque and was seen seated comfortably on the floor, later with a flowers and chaddar on her head, she offered prayers at the shrine and after that she was taken inside the dargah office, because of the large crowds that had come due to her presence.

 Veena Malik said, "I'm a very religious person and it's a pleasure for me to break my roza at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah in this holy month of Ramadan."

 Veena Malik also offered special prayers for her father Malik Muhammad Ali Aslam, mother, sisters and her friend Sheikh Umar Farooq. "I have a strong bond with my family, close friend and my career", says Veena.