Priyadarshan

  • Filmmaker Priyadarshan not to seek fresh term in Kerala State Chalachitra Academy August 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Ace director Priyadarshan, whose three-year 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...
  • Doordarshan's 'Best of Indian Cinema' series to screen 'Shevri', 'Kantatar' and other critically-acclaimed films April 7, 2014

    As many as 104 award-winning and critically acclaimed films are being showcased by Doordarshan under the initiative 'Best Of Indian Cinema'. As a part of the bi-weekly initiative which started in November 2013, DD has been screening multi-lingual films such as 'Maati Maay' by Chitra Palekar, 'Harud' by Aamir Bashir...
  • Lizzy and I are together: Priyadarshan February 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Reacting to rumours of a rift in his marriage, acclaimed filmmaker Priyadarshan has said that he is "very much together" with his wife Lizzy. He says arguments are a part of every couple's life, but "no one has the right to put our marriage on display". The prolific filmmaker, who...
  • Will Kareena Kapoor romance Mohanlal? October 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Popular directors Amal Neerad and Priyadarshan are set to make two films which have the same title. If reports are to be believed, plans are underway to make a movie based on the life of Kunjali Marakkar, a valiant warrior. While Mammootty plays the lead in the...
  • Ace director Priyadarshan faces political heat May 29, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Well-known filmmaker Priyadarshan Tuesday drew flak for saying that the Malayalam film industry is in shambles and it doesn't have any minister to manage it. Priyadarshan made the statement at the annual state film award function, organised by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy and the filmmaker is the chairman of...
  • Malayalam actor Innocent is cured of cancer April 15, 2013

    Kochi: Veteran comedian and character artiste Innocent, who was suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, says he is cured now and ready to put on the grease paint again. "I have been asked by directors like Priyadarshan and Sathyan Anthicadu to act in their films. I have agreed as I am cured of...
  • Priyadarshan to make a comeback in Malayalam films April 10, 2013

    Malayalam actor Priyan was last seen in the 2011 film 'Arabeem Ottakom, Madhavan Nairum'. Now after two years from this movie, Priyadharshan is making a comeback to Mollywood with a new humorous film. And as usual Superstar Mohanlal will lead the cast list of this movie which will...
  • 'Rangrezz' review: It's a mean and violent story March 23, 2013

    Cast: Jackky Bhagnani, Amitosh Nagpal, Vijay Verma, Priya Anand Director: Priyadarshan Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Way back, Tina Turner sang "What's love got to do with it?" Now in 'Rangrezz', the question is spun into a spunky dizzying drama of brutal love and betrayal. When love comes to shove, all hell breaks loose. It's...
  • Not a curse being an industry kid: Jackky Bhagnani March 16, 2013

    Mumbai:Actor Jackky Bhagnani feels its not a curse to be a star kid and does not consider anyone falling in this category to be a competitor. Jackky was launched by his father, veteran producer Vashu Bhagnani, in 2009 with 'Kal Kissne Dekha' which bombed at the box office. But his...
  • Now Priyadarshan to act in a Malayalam movie March 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Priyadarshan will be making his acting debut in an upcoming Malayalam film. The director who has directed almost 87 films in several Indian languages including Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, will try his hands on acting now after being a director, producer and screenwriter. "I am acting in a...
  • Rangrezz: Will Jackky deliver a hit this time? March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A new poster of 'Rangrezz' has been released. Directed by Priyadarshan, the film stars Jackky Bhagnani and Priya Anand in the lead roles. The poster was tweeted by trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The film is scheduled to be released on March 21, 2013. ...
  • Ameesha Patel: I never left Bollywood February 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Comebacks are for those who get married and have kids, says actress Ameesha Patel, insisting that she had never left the industry and 'Race 2' does not signal a return. "Comebacks are for the actresses who get married and have kids and then plan to come back. I never left...
  • 'Rangrezz' First Look: Jackky Bhagnani features in this tale of friendship January 30, 2013

    Jackky Bhagnani tweeted the first look poster of his forthcoming film 'Rangrezz' on Twitter on Wednesday morning. The film features Bhagnani and Priya Anand in the lead and has been produced by Vashu Bhagnani and directed by Priyadasrhan.The film will be released in the later part of 2013. ...
  • Lal adds to his collection camera of his first film December 8, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a rare bargain with the Kerala government, Malayalam super star Mohanlal has added to his personal collection the movie camera with which his first unreleased film was shot 35 years back. The actor would gift a new hitech camera to the Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC) in...
  • Priyadarshan's wife asked to appear before HC November 2, 2012

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court directed Bollywood director Priyadarshan's wife Lissy to personally appear on November 12 in a contempt of court case. The Ernakulam district collector has also been asked to be present in the court. Justice B P Ray issued the direction on a contempt petition filed by Lissy's...
  • Mohanlal gets more offers from Bollywood town October 21, 2012

    The most versatile actor of modern India, Mohanlal who mesmerised Bollywood with his performance in films like 'Company' and 'Aag' is getting more offers from Hindi industry. The actor who had been in Priyadarshan's recent Hindi flick 'Tezz' is reported to be called in for another cameo role in Priyan's...
  • Review: 'Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal' lacks pace, humour September 29, 2012

    Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Nana Patekar, Madhurima, Sona Nair, Om Puri, Paresh Rawal, Neeraj Vora Director: Priyadarshan If Priyadarshan’s earlier ‘comedy of errors’ left you wanting for more then you’re in for some ‘serious’ fun in ‘Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal’. The film has borrowed its theme and basic premise from a Malayalam film...
  • Friday Release: Priyan's 'Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal' September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: It seems Paresh Rawal is going to be the most seen man of this week. His two films are releasing simultaneously. Rawal's 'Oh My God' is releasing with 'Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal', though he is not in the lead role in 'Kamal Dhamaal Malamaal'. At the first glance, 'Kamaal Dhamaal...
  • Catholics upset at portrayal in new Bollywood film September 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Catholics have threatened to stop the screening of a forthcoming Hindi movie directed by Priyadarshan, 'Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal' if certain scenes making a disresptful portrayal of the community and its priests are not deleted, an official said here Sunday. A delegation of representatives of Catholic groups and a priest representing...
  • Don't know how to make hit films: Priyadarshan September 11, 2012

    Mumbai: After being in the industry for over three decades, National award winning filmmaker Priyadarshan says he still does not know the formula of making successful movies and luring audience to cinema halls. The veteran director has a large body of work in Hindi and down South in Tamil, Telugu and...
  • Amala Paul attends 'Run Baby Run' private screening August 29, 2012

    Amala Paul has a new release in Malayalam, on the auspicious occasion of Onam. The actress shares screen space with Mollywood Superstar, Mohanlal in 'Run Baby Run'. Although the actress had earlier done a few roles in Malayalam, this is her first film as the main female lead. Mohanlal...
  • Paresh Rawal is my known devil: Priyadarshan August 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Actor Paresh Rawal has featured in most of the Hindi films made by Priyadarshan. The filmmaker reveals the reason is that they enjoy a good rapport. "Because my vibe is very good with him. I always say I have so many known devils and I prefer them over unknown angels....
  • Akshay Kumar to act in Priyadarshan's AIDS film? August 28, 2012

    Mumbai: If all goes well then Akshay Kumar will be doing Priyadarshan's much-awaited film based on AIDS, which is targeted for international festival circuits. "Akshay knows the subject. I have not given him the script yet. We may go with Akshay and if not him then newcomers. Whatever I tell...
  • Vikram's 'Thaandavam' gets a grand music launch August 16, 2012

    The music release of Vikram starrer 'Thaandavam', the 25th venture of G V Prakash Kumar, was a grand affair in Chennai on 15th August evening. Since it was Independence Day, the event started with AR Rahman's Vandemataram. The audio was released by filmmakers Bala and Lingusamy amid huge applause from the...
  • 'Rangrez' coming as remake of Tamil film 'Nadodigal' July 19, 2012

    It is no longer news that Samuthirakani's hit film 'Nadodigal' will be taken to the Hindi audience. The film will be helmed by Priyadarshan and star Jackky Bhagnani and '180' fame Priya Anand in the lead roles with newbies in supporting cast. The film has now been tentatively titled 'Rangrez'. ...
  • Actor Mohanlal to act in three more films this year May 20, 2012

    As per the latest schedules, Mollywood Superstar Mohanlal will have three more films to release this year. After his 'Grandmaster' which had a different Lal in the offering, the coming movies will also display the best in the star. The immediate release of the star will be the movie with Ranjith...
  • 'Tezz' debacle: Priyan apologises to Ajay Devgn May 8, 2012

    Mumbai: Although director Priyadarshan has apparently apologised to Ajay Devgn for the dismal performance of Tezz at the box office, industry sources say the actor may not work with the director again. Priyan had been quoted saying that since the actor had trusted him completely with the film, he feels he...
  • Priyadarshan unaware of his calibre: Anil Kapoor May 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor, who re-united with director Priyadarshan in 'Tezz' after a gap of 14 years, says the filmmaker has a lot of potential in him but hasn't realised it yet. The 52-year-old actor worked with Priyadarshan first in the 1997 film 'Virasat' and thinks that the...
  • Box Office: 'The Avengers' scores over 'Tezz' May 1, 2012

    Mumbai: For someone who has been a crowd-puller with his comedies, it seems director Priyadarshan has got it wrong with his action film Tezz this time. Meanwhile, trade experts refer to Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi as a non-starter. However, this week's Hollywood import The Avengers not only opened with...