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

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mia in 6 B Paradise


Mia in 6 B Paradise

Mia, who was seen in some small roles earlier, had been noticed as the heroine in Chettayees. Now the actor is flooded with offers.

She plays one of the heroines in Salam’s Red Wine. The film stars Mohanlal, Fahadh Faasil and Asif Ali.

Now she is shooting for Thanthonni director George Varghese’s 6 B Paradise, which has Manoj K Jayan and P Sukumar in the lead. Mia is playing a housewife in the film. While her husband is busy with his corporate job, her character has different tastes, like music for instance. All these create fissures between the couple.

Monday, January 28, 2013

S Janaki rejects the Padma award


S Janaki
Well known playback singer S Janaki has declined the Padma Bhushan award, which was announced recently. She has stated that she is indeed happy that the government has chosen her for the award but she feels that it has come so late in her life.

According to the 78-year-old singer, she was not interested in the Padma honours and would accept only a Bharat Ratna.

S Janaki has been a prolific singer and has sung in all the south Indian languages. She has won four national awards.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Christian groups protest over Romans


Romans

Director Boban Samuel’s Romans, starring Kunchacko Boban and Biju Menon, has miffed certain Christian groups. The film, which has been inspired by yesteryear Robert De Niro-Sean Penn Hollywood hit We’re No Angels, has two convicts being accepted as priests by some villagers after some confusions.

Moroever, there are some scenes that show the infighting between some of the bishops. All these have irked some Christian groups have come out in open protesting against the film.

However, the film is a big hit and the poor performances of the recent releases are expected to help Romans in gaining more collections.

KAMAT & KAMAT - Malayalam Movie Review


KAMAT & KAMAT

REVIEW: KAMAT & KAMAT

Banner: Anto Joseph Film Company

Director: Thomson

Script: Siby K Thomas – Udayakrishna

Camera: Anil Nair

Music: M Jayachandran

Cast: Mammootty, Dileep, Karthika Nair, Rima Kallingal

BASIC PLOT: Raja Raja Kamat (Mammootty) and Deva Raja Kamat (Dileep) run a vegetarian restaurant chain. Some issues crop up as they try to buy the old Sree Krishna Vilasom Hotel in Palakkad. There they meet municipal secretary Mahalakshmi (Rima) and her sister Rekha (Karthika). From then on, some romance and fights will make the characters forget about everything else.

REVIEW: One of the worst films to have released during recent times. First, Mammootty and Dileep start their mimicry saying Malayalam mixed with Konkani in a silly way. Then the story meanders along aimlessly with nothing much to narrate.

Bad script, bad direction, bad performances, bad comedy… the list can go on and on. But what for? Is someone really serious about this film?

Why would an actor like Mammootty say yes to this film? Is Dileep an actor or a mimicry artiste? How come Siby and Udayakrishna manage to fool everyone else with their half-baked scripts? And did anyone ask Dhanush to act in Kamat & Kamat at gunpoint? He looks totally lost in the cameo.

Forget Kamat & Kamat like a bad dream.

FINAL VERDICT: A total waste of time and money. An absolute disaster!

RATING: 0.5/5

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kammath & Kammath this weekend


Kammath & Kammath - Mammootty and Dileep

Mammootty and Dileep play the roles of two brothers, who run a vegetarian hotel chain. They started from real humble beginnings and have made it big in life. They speak Malayalam with a Konkani flavor.

Kammath & Kammath is being produced under the banner of Anto Joseph Film Company. The film is being directed by Thomson, who earlier made Karyasthan.

Scripted by Siby K Thomas and Udayakrishna, the film has Karthika Nair and Rima Kallingal in the lead.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shakkeela turns director


Shakkeela directs Neelakkurinji Poothu

Sex siren Shakkeela, who ruled Malayalam screens with some adult movies some years back, is returning as a director with her debut film Neelakkurinji Poothu. The film will have herself in the lead. The story is about the hardships taken by a mother to bring up her daughter.

Now, for all those who are waiting for some steamy scenes in the film, well, Shakkeela is making her film for the families. She doesn’t regret doing all those adult movies in the past and believes that she did it as the offers she got during those times were all of that kind.

Shakkeela played a cameo in Chotta Mumbai and a brief role in Tejabhai & Family.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Chettayees, Face 2 Face, Poppins Released

Still from Poppins
Still from Poppins

Still from Chettayees
Still from Chettayees

Still from Face 2 Face
Still from Face 2 Face

ARDHANAARI - Review


Manoj K Jayan in Ardhanaari

REVIEW: ARDHANAARI

Genre: Drama

Producer: M G Sreekumar

Dir: Dr.Santhosh Souparnika

Music: M G Sreekumar

Cinematographer: Hemachandran

Cast: Manoj K Jayan, Thilakan

DID YOU KNOW? Ardhanaari, produced by singer M G Sreekumar, is about the life of transgenders or ‘hijdas’, as they call themselves repeatedly in the film.

THE PLOT: Vinayan (Manoj K Jayan) is a man with the sensibilities of a woman within himself. His brother tries to kill him out of shame and his male lover ditches him. Vinayan goes to some Tamil Nadu village where people from his group live in a bungalow. He finds happiness and acceptance there for a while, but things tend to go from bad to worse soon after.

THE REVIEW: Though the film has a dramatic feel, especially with the dialogues, Manoj K Jayan’s terrific acting gives this film some merits. It has a documentary feel as well at times. But the brave attempt and the honesty of the makers to go ahead with a story on a group of people whom everyone likes to hate, needs to be appreciated.

Thilakan is good as usual but why did Maniyanpillai Raju played his role like a comic one?

RATING: 2/5

SCENE ONNU NAMMUDE VEEDU - Review


Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu

REVIEW: SCENE ONNU NAMMUDE VEEDU

Genre: Drama/more drama/even more

Producer: K K Narayana Das

Dir: Shyju Anthikkad

Music: Ratheesh Vegha

Cinematographer: Krish Kymal

Cast: Lal, Navya Nair

DID YOU KNOW? Shyju has earlier directed two films, Shakespeare MA (Malayalam) with Shaji Aziz and Oru Black & White Kudumbam, which was an eminently forgettable movie. Legendary actor Thilakan faced the camera for the last time in Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu. Now, what about showing that ‘this was Thilakan’s last scene’, during the film evidently to get more mileage? Those behind this one goes to that extent!

THE PLOT: Ottappalam Unni (Lal) is an associate director in films, all set to direct his first independent venture. He is the epitome of all virtues, is talented than everyone else, has a gang of idiots for company and has a perfect wife, a school teacher named Manju (Navya Nair). Unni struggles to make the film and if you haven’t guessed by now, he succeeds in the end.

THE REVIEW: Too melodramatic and modeled on some tearjerkers on TV. Shyju thrives on melodrama just like his earlier film. Why mull too much over a film, which is boring to hell?

RATING: 0.5/5