Malayalam Interviews

  • Prithviraj Sukumaran is set for directorial debut in Bollywood October 21, 2012

    Mumbai, Oct 21: After making a success of it in the Malayalam film industry as an actor, Prithviraj Sukumaran now wants to make it big in Bollywood and says that he is thinking about going behind the camera to direct a film. "Direction is definitely on cards right now. But I...
  • Digital platform boon for aspiring filmmakers: Sivan October 18, 2012

    Cinematographerfilmmaker Santosh Sivan, known for his work in 'Urumi', 'Dil Se' and 'Asoka', on October 17 said digital platform is a blessing for aspiring filmmakers as it allows them to experiment with different genres. "Today, every aspiring filmmaker with the help of several digital platforms such as Internet and mobile space...
  • 'Audience should get impressed by film's visuals' October 18, 2012

    Oscarwinning sound engineer Resul Pookutty on October 16 said filmmakers should make films with visuals and sounds that so appeal to the audience and persuade them to come to the theatres. "We live in a world driven by internet and a click of a button. Audience can download a pirated version...
  • Ananth's next film based on freedom fight September 23, 2012

    An Odia freedom fighter's struggle for recognition is the subject of filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan's next project. Having made the successful Marathi movie, 'Mee Sindhutai Sapkal', that fetched him four National Awards, Mahadevan is now in the final stages of shooting for 'Gaur Hari Daastan: The Freedom File', based on Odia...
  • Malayalam cinema still considers old as gold September 23, 2012

    The recent success of films that take a detour from the conventional path and feature youngsters in lead roles, has ignited a debate in Malayalam cinema. Is the era of superstars coming to an end, or is Malayalam cinema witnessing a radical change? "Some films that are fresh in thought and...
  • Trends changing in Malayalam cinema: Actor Madhu September 15, 2012

    Actor Madhu was in his thirties when he first met Raj Kapoor at a party. Years later, when Madhu was at the RK Studio in Goa shooting for 'Saath Hindustani', Raj Kapoor, who was then heading for another event, came back just to meet him. Celebrating his 50th year in...
  • Classic movies are always liked by audience: Menaka September 12, 2012

    Remakes are in a vogue in Malayalam cinema of late what with more and more adapted versions becoming hits. Producer Menaka Suresh Kumar whose earlier movies 'Neelathamara' and 'Rathinirvedam' were successful, and whose latest film 'Chattakkari' releases shortly, speaks about the trend. "Both 'Neelathamara' and 'Rathinirvedam' were movies that stood...
  • Chattakkari: Shamna Kasim to play modern Julie September 12, 2012

    The sultry Julie, in a kneelength flowery frock and a sensuous smile on her face had won the hearts of a generation. 'Chattakkari' released in 1974 and subsequently the Hindi version 'Julie' released the next year, went on to become blockbusters. The script was an out and out heroineoriented one...
  • Blessed to be a part of 'Run Baby Run': Amala Paul September 7, 2012

    Actress Amala Paul might be the youngest to romance Actor Mohanlal, but those who have watched 'Run Baby Run' can't stop raving about the duo's scorchinghot chemistry. So the 'Mynaa' girl has finally flown home, that too creating fireworks at the box office with her very first mainstream outing. "I feel...
  • Watching movies is in my blood: Thanzeer September 3, 2012

    Thanzeer was a mere salesman at a CD shop till he met the magic frames of 'Cinema Paradiso' by Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore seven years back. The 1988 classic which narrates the tale of a filmmaker's recollection of his childhood when he fell in love with the movies at his...
  • 'Friday' director Lijin upset with theatre owners August 23, 2012

    "The theatre owners of the state are having a prejudiced approach to new generation films which ultimately results in spoiling their Box Office chances", says Lijin Jose, the director of 'Friday'. He was talking to the press as a part of the promotion of his recent critically acclaimed film. Citing...
  • Mammootty is sweet 60 for Ragini Dwivedi August 23, 2012

    Ragini Dwivedi, the modelturnedactress who forayed into Sandalwood in the year 2009, with 'Veera Madhakari' opposite Sudeep, had long been eyeing for a slot in Mollywood. Her chance came when she got 'Kandhahar' in 2010 opposite Amitabh Bachchan and Ganesh Venkatraman. she has got another chance to hit the top...
  • 'Mr Marumakan' is a family drama says Udaykrishna August 23, 2012

    This trio always struck gold when they work together, the last example being the megasuccess of 'Mayamohini'. DileepUdayakrishnaSiby K Thomas team, that has created several hit films, is back once again for 'Mr Marumakan', directed by Sandhya Mohan. Scriptwriter Udaykrishna, who has penned the earlier movies of Sandhya Mohan along with...
  • I always go for entertainment: 'Thappana' director August 18, 2012

    Director Johnny Antony is all set to repeat his screen magic with superstar Mammootty in the Ramzan release 'Thappana'. This time the director is teaming up with scriptwriter M Sindhuraj whose last two flicks were runaway hits. 'Thappana' revolves around the life of Mallika (Charmy Kaur), after she meets Samson (Mammootty),...
  • 'Maad Dad' amalgamates sentiments with humour August 18, 2012

    She has her roots in Kerala and speaks chaste Malayalam, but prodding Revathy S Varma for a burst of nostalgia will be a futile exercise. The ad womanturnedfilmmaker attributes her Mollywood entry to nothing but her unending romance with cinema. "When I was ten I declared before my family that...
  • Mohanlal's 'Run Baby Run' song is already a hit August 17, 2012

    The actor has crooned for a couple of films before, the most recent being the Leonard Cohen number. Most of the songs were chart toppers, but nothing would have prepared Mohanlal for the overwhelming response he is garnering for his latest outing. Within a days of its FM release, the...
  • 'Friday' is not a formula film: Lijjin Jose August 17, 2012

    The metro life, sounds and menacing aloofness, has become an inescapable hallmark of newgeneration films. But Lijin Jose's 'Friday', with its smalltown setting, lacks any urban flavour. The film has the poster boy of newgen films playing the lead, but in an allnew avatar. "'Friday' is not a formulaic film and...
  • Unni Mukundan's first Hindi is based on real events August 15, 2012

    His second innings appears to be with a bang. Filmmaker Sanjeev Sivan, who was on a sabbatical, is back to Mollywood, and this time his hands are full. The director, whose last outing was 'Aparichithan' in 2004, has four projects in the pipeline, the latest being a bilingual action thriller...
  • Sana is excited to play Silk Smitha in 'Climax' August 8, 2012

    Sana Khan, who plays Silk Smitha in the Malayalam flick 'Climax', is all excited for having bagged a dream role. "Being a part of such a project makes me elated. I feel lucky as biopics on yesteryear actors are rare in the film industry," smiles Sana. The 'Silambattam' girl, however, admits...
  • Director Lohithadas' wife is under heavy debt August 7, 2012

    Sindhu Lohithadas, wife of the late ace scriptwriter and director Lohithadas is reeling under heavy debt burden. Her two houses, Amaravathy at Akallur near Lakkidi and the one located on a 14 cent land in Aluva will be soon attached by the bank and the Kerala State Financial Enterprises (KSFE). Like...
  • Dancer Santhi and composer Bijibal's love story August 3, 2012

    The couple tied the knot on June 21, 2002. And after ten years of marriage, Santhi loves the fact that Bijibal is a calm and relaxed person. On January 2000, Santhi Mohandas received awards for Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattom and Kuchipudi for a Youth Festival competition held at the Town Hall, Kochi. The...
  • Saranya Mohan is disappointed with her career August 3, 2012

    Saranya Mohan, who returned to Malayalam films after a sabbatical with 'Perinoru Makan', is disappointed with her innings in Mollywood. She says, she is only being offered hackneyed roles in Mollywood. The actress who has worked in several languages says it has been her long cherished dream to do a...
  • Different doesn't mean shedding cloths: Meera August 2, 2012

    Think Meera Nandan and the image pops up in your mind is that of a demure lass, without sans any extra glam appeal. Though we have never seen her in the form of quintessential diva on or off screen, the industry circles were recently abuzz with the news that...