Urumi

  • 'Aiyyaa' is riding on Rani's shoulder: Prithviraj October 1, 2012

    He is a superstar down South with 80 films to his credit. But actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, who is making his debut in Bollywood as the leading man in 'Aiyyaa', has no qualms with the film being portrayed as his costar Rani Mukherjee's project. "Its a Bollywood film and I am a completely...
  • Tamil Review: 'Urumi' describes power of a period June 8, 2012

    Making a historical film needs enough preparations and solid research. For Santosh Sivan, an acclaimed cinematographercumdirector, it seems to have come quite easily. His 'Urumi' chronicles Portuguese sailor Vasco Da Gama's visit to India and the revenge of a youth who was hellbent against the sailor for allegedly killing his...
  • Video: Arya, Prithviraj Thank The Press For 'Urumi' June 1, 2012

    Urumi ('Pathinaindham Nootrandu Uraivaal') is an upcoming historical epic film made in Malayalam, Tamil and English. (Urumi means the weapon Surul Pattai in Tamil.) Though the film is seen as a Malayalam film its large canvas makes it a world film. The English version of the film has been titled 'Vasco...
  • Urumi was the break I was looking for: Genelia June 1, 2012

    Her cheery disposition and natty dressing made her the obvious choice for roles requiring a young, sprightly and even childish actor. After Sachin and Santosh Subramaniyam, it seemed like Genelia was willing to be pigeonholed with such roles. But with her performance as the Princess of Arakkal in Urumi, Genelia...
  • The boy who wanted to kill Vasco Da Gama June 1, 2012

    Prithviraj Sukumaran has a sizeable fan club in the city, thanks to 'Mozhi', 'Vellithirai' and Mani Ratnams 'Ravanan'. And he is back after a brief absence with the Tamil verison of the big budget historical movie, 'Urumi', which he has jointly produced with Santosh Sivan and Shaji Natesan. He...
  • Video: Urumi gets international accolades May 25, 2012

    Urumi ('Pathinaindham Nootrandu Uraivaal') is an upcoming historical epic film made in Malayalam, Tamil and English. (Urumi means the weapon Surul Pattai in Tamil.) Though the film is seen as a Malayalam film its large canvas makes it a world film. The English version of the film has been titled 'Vasco...
  • Script writer Shankar Ramakrishnan is very busy May 18, 2012

    After working as a close aide to his mentor Renjith for almost a decade, Shankar Ramakrishnan has suddenly turned busy with his works. Known more as the script writer of the historical thriller 'Urumi' featuring Prithviraj and Genelia, Shankar has currently emerged as one of the most sought after writer...
  • 2011 was troublesome for Malayalam films January 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Bring in novel themes and reap success will be the mantra of the filmmakers when it comes to celebrating the new year, as 2011 is an eyeopener for many of them. Most of the films, including those with superstars in the lead roles and that of hitmakers, failed...
  • Best South films that hit the screens last year January 2, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil: Aadukalam Director: Vetrimaran Cast: Dhanush, Taapsee Pannu, V L S Jayabalan and Kishore Instead of the traditional Jallikattu (bull fight), audiences were treated to a rooster fight in the film. A turn of events leads to the ward (Dhanush) overruling his mentors (V I S Jayabalan) decision, only to come out...
  • Madhuri inaugurates Indian Panorama at IFFI November 24, 2011

    Panaji: After Shah Rukh Khan inaugurated the 42nd Indian International Film Festival, actress Madhuri Dixit carried forward the Bollywood presence here by opening the Indian Panorama section and the short films center this morning. Dressed in a lime green kneelength dress and heels, Madhuri wore her trademark smile throughout as the...
  • Audio release of Santosh Sivan's 'Urumi' November 16, 2011

    'Urumi' is one of the most talked about Malayalam films of the year starring Prithviraj and Genelia D'Souza. ...
  • It's upsurge time for Malayalam films November 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Malayalam film industry, of late is on an upsurge with the success of a few multiple narrative, multistar and newage films like 'Traffic', 'Salt N' Pepper' , 'Chaappa Kurish'. A bunch of new directors like Ranjith Shankar, Mamas, Vysakh, Lijo Jose Pellissery are up with fresh themes. The question...
  • It's difficult to make a film as 'Urumi': Sivan October 17, 2011

    Mumbai: Celebrated cinematographerdirector Santosh Sivan, who revisits the pages of history once again with his multistarrer 'Urumi', says he is attracted to themes which deal with conflict and cultural clashes. The director, who has previous made period films like 'Asoka' and 'Before the Rains', says he researched for a long time...
  • Malayalam film 'Urumi' to be remade in Tamil August 11, 2011

    Mumbai: A special screening of the Tamil version of the Malayalam blockbuster Urumi was held at the Four Frames preview theatre on Monday. Several wellknown names from the Tamil film industry, including ace director Mani Ratnam, lyricist Vairamuthu, and producer Ramkumar turned up to watch the film, which has done...
  • Urumi: history from the vanquished's eyes April 2, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Touted as the first global film from Kerala, recently released 'Urumi' is an attempt to read history from the side of the vanquished, its director Santosh Sivan said. "Generally, history is written from the perspective of the conqueror. But, 'Urumi' is an attempt to read history from the side of...