Thursday, 2 June 2011

Salman Khan would love to work with Mammootty

Bollywood star Salman Khan has expressed a desire to act in a Malayalam film, if it is with renowned actors like Mammootty.

Salman was speaking at the premiere show of his new film 'Ready' at Dubai.

The actor was also all praise for his Malayali co-star in the film , Asin. Salman said that she acts effortlessly, and assured that their new film together 'Ready' will be a hotshot entertainer like his last film 'Dabaang'.

Now it remains to be seen as to which film maker takes the cue and casts the Megastar of Malayalam cinema along with the Super action hero of Bollywood.

Sreenivasan to play Lieutenant Colonel Saroj Kumar now!

  • The industry has been abuzz with rumors that a sequel to the Roshan Andrews film 'Udayananu Tharam' is being planned.

    And if a section of the media is to be believed, Sreenivasan would play the chief role in the sequel, that would not have Mohanlal. Instead, Vineeth Sreenivasan is expected to join the cast.

    There are also unconfirmed reports that Sreenivasan would play Saroj Kumar once again in the film. The difference would be that Saroj Kumar has been granted the Lieutenant Colonel title.

    It remains to be seen if the rumours are indeed true. As of now, the industry is eagerly looking forward to a confirmation from Sreenivasan regarding this project.

Narain in and as Veeraputhran

PT Kunju Mohammed's historical Veeraputhran is making brisk progress in Kozhikode. 

The film based on the life of freedom fighter Mohammed Abdul Rahiman (1898 – 1945) focuses on the eventful history of Malabar during India's independence struggle.
Veeraputhran is about the life of Mohammed Abdul Rahiman, with Narain playing the lead.  Raima Sen plays the role of Rahiman's wife Kunhi Beevathu.

The cast also includes Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Siddique, Kalabhavan Mani, Sai Kumar, Devan, Valsala Menon, and Sajitha Madathil.
The period drama is being shot on sets created by art director Bobban in Kozhikode, Mukkam, Ottapalam and Kodungaloor. National Award winning make-up man Pattanam Rasheed is doing the make up for Narain's Rahiman look.

Don Max is doing spot editing of the film which is being shot by cameraman  MJ Radhakrishnan.
 Veeraputhran is going to be another feather in Narain's actor career. The film has been scheduled as a September release.

Casanova is Mohanlal's Onam release!

Mohanlal's big 2011 Onam release will be Rosshan Andrews directed Casanova.

The film produced by Dr CJ Roy and distributed by Max Lab will hit the screens on August 31. It will be the star's big Onam release.
Last week Mohanlal celebrated his birthday on the sets of Casanova in Bangkok. The star and the unit of the film are now in Dubai, completing the climax of the film.
The film written by Bobby and Sanjay tells the story of  a Casanova played by Mohanlal,  a man who believes that  "love can cure crime", a man who knows how to respect a lady, a man who runs the most successful flower business in the world. 

He has a penchant for good things in life and lives on a fast track as four enterprising young criminals decide to use him to make a fast buck!
It has an array of beautiful people in the cast like Shriya Saran, Lakshmi Rai, Sanjana, Roma along with Jagathy and Lalu Alex.

Three different music directors – Gopi Sundar, Alphonse Joseph and Gauri are composing music for the film.

Reverse fates for Big M's

The year 2011 is moving on an interesting note as the Big M's of Malayalam is facing different fates with their initial movies.As Superstar Mohanlal who had a mixed bag in 2010 (with flop movies like 'Alexander the Great' and 'Kandahar' and hits like 'Shikaar'), has suddenly found himself among success films, Mammootty who had a better year in 2010(with hits like  'Pookkiriraja, Best Actor and Pranchiyettan) is amidst losses with his initial movies of the year.
Mohanlal's two films released in the first five months of the year are acknowledged as success stories. The first to come was 'Christian Brothers' which was released on March 18. The movie by veteran Joshy, opened to breath taking initials and is said to have garnered around 21.5 crores in its 28 day run. The movie made in a budget of 15 crores is reported to have made a producer share of 9 crores in its 27 day run, but thereafter the collections went down drastically. 'Christian brothers ' is definitely a success story as per Box Office collections , if not its budget is considered.
The second movie from Mohanlal in 2011 was the fun film, 'China Town' by Rafi-Mecartin,which is making rich collections from the Box office. This multistarrer with Dileep and jayaram has done extremely well, though the word of mouth was average.
But Megastar Mammootty had a poor year in 2011  with three of his movies already dubbed as poor earners. The first to release in the new year was 'August 15' by Shaji Kailas, which found very hard to survive amidst the wave of 'Christian Brothers' and 'Urumi' which were then ruling the Box Office. The second Mammootty movie to release was 'Doubles' which came up for this Vishu. The movie was acknowledged a failure even by its evening shows. Adding to the woes of the megastar is 'the train' by jayaraj, which is currently in theatres. This movie also will remain a dud with poor collections even in its opening week.
Mammootty will be eagerly looking forward to bounce back with his  '1993, Bombay March12, which is said to have good preview reports.

Amritha awards for Mammootty, Kavya and T D Dasan

Mammootty an Kavya Madhavan was adjudged the best in the acting departments in the Amrita Television and Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA) film awards for 2010  announced, yesterday. While 'T.D. Dasan Standard VI D' has won the award for the best film and its director Mohan Raghavan has won the award for the best director.
Mammootty has been adjudged the best actor for his performance in 'Pranchiyettan and the Saint' while  Kavya Madhavan won the award for her role in 'Gaddama'. The Abhinaya Keerthi Puraskaram will be presented to Mohanlal. The lifetime achievement award will be presented to K.J. Jesudas, while the Yuva Keerthi Puraskaram will be presented to Kunjacko Bobban and popular hero award to Dileep
The year's national award winner Salim Kumar has won the special mention of the jury for his role in 'Adaminte Makan Abu'..
While Vikram is the best Tamil male actor and Amala Paul is named a  the best female Tamil actor.
The honours were decided by a 7 member jury panel of eminent personalities from various branches of the media , chaired by veteran director K.S Sethumadhavan. It is the first time that the Film Employees Federation is involved with a channel to announce their awards.
The awards will be presented in a colorful grand gala entertainment extravaganza at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Kochi on June 4.

Nominees of Idea Filmfare Awards South

The Idea Filmfare Awards South is back! During a press conference the much-awaited
nominees for the best in South Indian cinema 2010 were announced. Filmfare has always
honoured the spirit of excellence in cinema and over the years the award ceremony has
transcended to a star-studded musical extravaganza.
This year, that is to say the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards 2010 (South) will be held on July
2 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre and promises all the ab
Best FilmElsamma Enna Aankutty
Kadha Thudarunnu
Merykundoro Kunjadu
Pranchiyettan & The Saint
Best DirectorLal Jose - Elsamma Enna Aankutty
Ranjith - Pranchiyettan & The Saint
Sathyan Anthicau - Kadha Thudarunnu
Shafi Merykundoro - Kunjadu
Shaji. N .Karun- Kuttisranku
Best Actor (Male)Anoop Menon – Cocktail
Dilip – Merykundoro Kunjadu
Kunchakko Boban – Elsamma Enna Aankutty
Mammootty – Pranchiyettan & The Saint
Prithviraj – Anwar
Best Actor (Female)Archana Kavi - Mummy & Me
Kavya Madhavan - Pappi Appacha
Mamtha Mohandas - Kadha Thudarunnu
Priyamani – Pranchiyettan & The Saint
Samvrutha Sunil – Cocktail
Best Actor Supporting Role (Male)A.P.Lal – Anwar
Biju Menon – Merikundoru Kunjadu
Indrajith – Elsamma Enna Aankutty
Jayasurya – Cocktail
Suresh Krishna – Kuttisranku
Best Actor Supporting Role (Female)Kpac Lalitha – Elsamma Enna Aankutty
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy – Shikkar
Lakshmi Priya – Kadha Thudarunnu
Urvasi – Mummy & Me
Vinaya Prasad – Merikundoru Kunjadu
Best Music DirectorGopi Sundar – Anwar – Kizhakku Pookkum
Illayaraja – Kadha Thudarunnu – Aaro Padunu Doore
M. Jayachandran Shikkar – Shikkar – Pinne Ennodonnum
M.G.Sreekumar – Orunal Varum – Maavin Chuvattil
Ouseppachan – Aagathan – Manju Mazhakkalam
Best LyricistAnil Panachooran – Cocktail – Neeyam Thanalin
Kaithapram – Aagathan – Manju Mazha
Murugan Kattakkada – Orunal Varum – Maavin Chuvattil
Rafeeque Ahmed – Anwar – Kizhakku Pookkum
Sarathchandra Varma – Kadha Thudarunnu – Aro Padunnu
Best Playback Singer (Male)Hariharan – Kadhathudarunnu – Aaro Padun
K J Yesudas – Shikkar – Ennodonnum Parayathe
Madhu Balakrishnan – Manjin Velli ( Duet) – Pappi Appacha
Rahul Nambiar – Mummy & Me – Ven Mukilin
Vijay Yesudas – Neeyam Thanal (Duet) – Cocktail
Best Playback Singer (Female)Chithra – Mummy & Me – Malakha Pole
Shreya – Anwar – Kizhakk Pookkum
Shreya – Aagathan – Manju Mazhakk
Shwetha Mohan – Orunal Varum – Maavin Chuvati
Sujatha – Karayilekkoru Kadal Dooram – Pachila Charthan
ove and more.