MALAYALAM

  • Malayalam film 'Akam' is an adaption of a classic psycho-thriller novel 'Yakshi' 5 days ago

    Akam is a Malayalam film written and directed by Shalini Usha Nair. The film is a contemporary retelling of Malayattoor Ramakrishnan's classic psycho-thriller novel Yakshi. The film premiered at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival and was also screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival and International Film Festival of...
  • Musician Bombay S Kamal passes away at 85 March 18, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Yesteryear singer-composer Bombay S Kamal, who scored music for many movies, passed away at a private hospital here. The 85-year-old musician was suffering from respiratory ailments and passed away late last night, family sources said. He is survived by his wife and three children. Though he...
  • India Indie Club: Meenakshi Shedde reviews Malayalam film 'Njan Steve Lopez' March 3, 2015

    Film Critic Meenakshi Shedde reviews Malayalam film 'Njan Steve Lopez' directed by Rajeev Ravi. 'Njan Steve Lopez' explores the morally ambiguous relationship between the police and criminal gangs in keeping the peace, and is a coming of age story as well. It stars Farhaan Faasil, younger brother of star Fahadh...
  • Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna tries learning Malayalam; finds it difficult to master February 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna, who was in Kerala for a shoot of ongoing cookery show "MasterChef India", tried learning Malayalam. But he found it to be a tough nut to crack. While on shoot in Kerala, Khanna was seen chatting with a local crew member in between shots and learning...
  • Not only Hindi, Twitter rolls out #hashtags in 11 other Indian languages February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: While Indians have been tweeting in languages other than English for quite some time now (Twitter announced Hindi support back in September 2011) one of the most talked-about Twitter features - the #hashtag - didn't lend itself to native Indian scripts. Until now. On February 15, when India beat...
  • Mammootty defends Mohanlal's band Lalisom; says an artiste takes a lot of pain in organising events February 4, 2015

    Kochi: They might be arch rivals as professionals, but ace superstar Mammootty sprang a surprise Wednesday when he came forward to defend superstar Mohanlal, who is facing a public outcry following the dismal performance of his band 'Lalisom' at the 35th National Games. Mammootty has asked for support from all to...
  • Actor Mohanlal to perform at the opening ceremony of the 35th National Games of India for free February 1, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Superstar Mohanlal, who has been condemned for charging a hefty fee for his new musical band at the opening ceremony of the 35th National Games of India, Friday said that he is doing it for free. "The report that I've charged a Rs.2 crore fee for the show is baseless....
  • Actors Dileep, Manju Warrier divorced by mutual consent February 1, 2015

    Kochi: Malayalam actors Dileep and Manju Warrier were today granted divorce by a family court here, ending 16 years of marriage. Family court judge P Mohan Das granted divorce on a joint petition filed by the estranged couple on July 24 last year seeking divorce by mutual consent. After six months...
  • Cochin: Young Malayalam actors caught with cocaine January 31, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: A young Malayalam actor and four women including two models and an assistant director was arrested for the use of cocaine. Actor Shine Tom Chacko and the girls were arrested from a flat in Cochin, along with 10 grams of cocaine. They said they will conduct a thorough probe from...
  • 'Fireman' trailer: Mammootty and Unni Mukundan play the two conscientious men in red hats January 29, 2015

    Directed by Deepu Karunakaran and featuring Mammootty, Unni Mukundan and Nyla Usha in key roles, the story of 'Fireman' revolves around the life of the "unsung heroes" who work in the fire department in India. ...
  • Noted Malayalam comedian Mala Aravindan passes away; he was 76 years old January 28, 2015

    Thrissur: Malayalam film industry's popular comedian Mala Aravindan, who acted in close to 400 films in the last 37 years, died Tuesday morning, his family said. He was 76. He suffered a cardiac arrest Jan 19 and was hospitalised. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Coimbatore. A noted theatre...
  • South Indian actress Amala Paul rubbishes pregnancy rumours; says she ate a lot during Christmas holidays January 14, 2015

    'Sindhu Samaveli' actress Amala Paul recently refuted the rumours surround her being pregnant. The actress had tweeted out photos from her holiday abroad and had somehow given rise to speculations about a baby. ...
  • 'Pathemari': Mammootty plays a Dubai-based NRI; TV host Jewel Mary debuts on the big screen January 9, 2015

    Filmmaker Salim Ahamed, who won the National Award for his film 'Adaminte Makan Abu' in 2011, is all set for his upcoming film 'Pathemari'. Starring Mammootty and Jewel Mary in key roles, the film revolves around four Malayali people living in the Gulf area. Most of the shooting for 'Pathemari' will be...
  • After 'Mumbai Police', actor Prithviraj to team up with Rosshan Andrrews again January 9, 2015

    Filmmaker Rosshan Andrrews, who is still riding on the success of his recent hit 'How Old Are You', has teamed up with actor Prithviraj for his next film. Not only that, but Andrrews is also getting together with his favourite script-writers Bobby and Sanjay for the upcoming project. Reportedly, Andrrews has been...
  • After 'The King and the Commissioner', actor Suresh Gopi to star in Shaji Kailas' next action flick December 29, 2014

    After 'The King and the Commissioner', actor Suresh Gopi is ready to play another action avatar. This film will be directed by Shaji Kailas, who's earlier worked with Gopi in over 15 films in the '90s. B Unnikrishnan, who has scripted the film, is reluctant to reveal other details of...
  • Malayalam actor Prithviraj's new film to be a crime drama titled 'Ivide' December 29, 2014

    Prithviraj's new Malayalam movie will be a crime drama, titled 'Ivide'. This project will get filmed in various locations in the US. 'Ivide' will reportedly have the major portion of dialogues in English. Like Gautam Menon's 'Vettayadu Vilayadu', this Prithviraj-Shyamaprasad action-thriller is also based on serial killing of IT people in...
  • Maoist activities resurface in Kerala, presence felt in Wayanad, Palakkad districts December 29, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After about two decades it seems as if Maoist activities have resurfaced in Kerala. In the last one and a half years, Maoist presence has been reported in various parts of Wayanad and Palakkad districts. Two arrests have been made so far in this regard. An alarming increase in Maoist...
  • Malayalam film actor NL Balakrishnan passes away December 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Popular Malayalam film actor N.L. Balakrishnan died late Thursday night, said family sources. The 72-year-old actor began his career as a still photographer and was an integral part in projects of ace directors such as Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Aravindan and John Abraham, all master's in the parallel cinema industry. In a...
  • '100 days of love': Not in good shape December 12, 2014

    Rumors are there that prominent filmmaker Kamal's son Jenuse Mohammed's debut directorial film '100 days of love' is not in a decent shape to wrap up. Recent reports say that the film has gone over the budget and schedule and the producer is furious about the huge variation. Film has created...
  • Malayalam actor Jagathy Sreekumar awarded a compensation of Rs 5.9 crore December 6, 2014

    Veteran Malayalam actor Jagathy Sreekumar has been awarded a compensation of Rs 5.9 crore after a major accident in 2012 virtually ended his career. The compensation was awarded after Jagathy's family and the private insurance company reached a dispute settlement. Since his accident, the actor who has acted in several hundred films,...
  • It's confirmed! Anwar Rasheed's next film to be with Mammootty; Fahadh Faasil-starrer 'Maniyarayile Jinnu' currently on hold December 4, 2014

    Filmmaker Anwar Rasheed, who's basking in the success of his recent hit 'Bangalore Days', has put his current project Fahadh Faasil 'Maniyarayile Jinnu' on hold for undisclosed reasons. But Rasheed fans will be overjoyed to hear that he's now planning to start with the film starring legendary Malayalam actor Mammootty as...
  • Malayalam actor Prithviraj wants to cast Mohanlal and Manju Warrier in his 'dream' directorial venture December 4, 2014

    'Kaaviya Thalaivan' actor Prithviraj has always been interested in directing films. The young actor opened up about his directorial ambitions on a television show recently. Prithviraj, who has been critically-acclaimed as an actor, said that he'd like to cast legendary Malayalam actor Mohanlal and actress Manju Warrier in his "dream project". Prithviraj...
  • Superstar Mohanlal launches music band November 5, 2014

    Kochi:Foraying into a new arena, actor Mohanlal has launched a music band called 'Lalisom'. The first show is to be held in February next year with a musical biography of the actor when a retrospective into his 36-year-long celluloid journey will be musically crafted. The over two hour show which will...
  • Malayalam film personality MT Vasudevan Nair wins Kerala Government's JC Daniel Award for Cinema October 18, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Eminent Malayalam writer and film personality MT Vasudevan Nair was today conferred the Kerala Government's prestigious JC Daniel Award for Cinema. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy presented the award instituted in memory of J C Daniel, who made the first silent movie 'Vigathakumaram' in Kerala. Speaking on the occasion, Nair, who was...
  • Senior journalist passes G Venugopal away September 14, 2014

    Kottayam: Senior journalist G Venugopal died of heart attack on Sunday at a private hospital here, family sources said. He was 59. He was the former News Editor of Mangalm Malayalam daily. He also served as...
  • Mammootty celebrates 63rd birthday with 'Munnariyippu' and 'Rajadhi Raja' success September 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Mammootty has many reasons to celebrate his 63rd birthday Sunday. First, it coincides with Thiru Onam. Second, his films are doing a brisk business after a long time. And last but not the least the Malayalam superstar has finally launched his charity project. The threetime National Award winning star...
  • Filmmaker Priyadarshan not to seek fresh term in Kerala State Chalachitra Academy August 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Ace director Priyadarshan, whose threeyear term as chairperson of the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy is ending later this month, has decided against seeking a fresh term. Minister for Cinema, Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan confirmed to IANS that the director has sought to be relieved. "The term is for three years and he expressed...
  • Kerala starcouple Dileep, Manju Warrier to file divorce plea July 24, 2014

    Kochi: Malayalam film star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier are likely to file a joint divorce petition in their bid to lessen the cumbersome legal process, sources said here Wednesday. The 45yearold Dileep June 5 filed a divorce petition, seeking dissolution of his marriage with his 35yearold wife. However, the two failed...
  • Financial losses behind suicide of Indian film producer in Dubai July 18, 2014

    Dubai: Dubai police have confirmed that the deaths of an Indian film producer and his wife and daughter was a case of murdercumsuicide, a step taken due to their financial woes, a media report said Thursday. The decomposed bodies of Malayalam film producer and businessman Santhosh Kumar, his wife Manju and...
  • Indian filmmaker, family found dead in UAE July 17, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian film producer was found dead along with wife and daughter in an apparent case of suicide in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday, media reported Wednesday. The decomposed bodies of Malayalam film producer Santhosh Kumar, his wife Manju and their daughter Gouri were found Tuesday under mysterious...