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, September 10, 2013

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.