Mohanlal to return money after criticism of musical programme

Mohanlal to return money after criticism of musical programme Thiruvananthapuram: Following a huge public outcry, mostly through social media over the dismal debut performance of superstar Mohanlal's new music band Lalisom, he Monday told the Kerala government that the money collected would be returned. In an email to State Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, the actor said that following the wide criticism he will return the money that he took as expenses for staging the event. The amount is said...
09:07:47 AM Feb 03, 2015

Malayalam filmmaker Madhu Kaithapram dies

Malayalam filmmaker Madhu Kaithapram dies Kozhikode: Malayalam filmmaker Madhu Kaithapram, who won the National award for his much-acclaimed debut venture 'Ekantham', died at a private hospital here due to diabetes related complication. The 44-year-old director was undergoing treatment for diabetes at the hospital here since the past few days. He died at around 11.30 pm last night, hospital sources said. 'Ekantham', starring late thespians Thilakan and Murali, was a poignant portrayal of loneliness of the...
05:17:53 PM Dec 30, 2014

Fahad Fazil, Dileep team up for a film

Fahad Fazil, Dileep team up for a film Dileep has never been in favor of the films that have been meant for the new generation. And this is precisely the reason why he has not seen in any such projects. Fans who have been missing his action, have a reason to rejoice. For, the actor is ready to act with Fahad Fazil. The film which is being referred to as a commericial action entertainer, marks the directorial debut...
03:29:57 PM Dec 14, 2014

'Cousins' or 'Aamayum Muyalum'; which film would you watch?

'Cousins' or 'Aamayum Muyalum'; which film would you watch? Planning to make New Years memorable? M-town is ready to release its much-awaited films 'Cousins' and 'Aamayum Muyalum'. 'Vysakh's 'Cousins' is a comic caper featuring Kunchacko Boban, Indrajith, Suraj Venjaramoodu and Joju George as cousins. While Vedhika gets to romance Kunchacko's love interest, Bhavana has been paired opposite Indrajith. The film has been making headlines for its compelling number 'Kolussu Thenni Thenni'. Referred to as a big budget project which...
05:33:57 PM Dec 11, 2014

Vineeth Kumar's 'Ayalum Njanum' draws from reality

Vineeth Kumar's 'Ayalum Njanum' draws from reality Shooting of director Vineeth Kumar's debut 'Ayalum Njanum' will begin from December 24. The film is a romantic family drama featuring Fahad as an entrepreneur settled in Gujarat and Mridula Murali and Divya Pillai as female leads. Vineeth, who is thrilled about his project, has taken instances from real life, especially people who were immigrated from Quilon to Gujarat, to find more takers. The film's screenplay has been written by...
06:58:48 PM Dec 09, 2014

Filmmaker Santhosh Kumar, his family found dead in UAE

Filmmaker Santhosh Kumar, his family found dead in UAE 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) 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 circumstances in their flat in Dubai after Kumar's cousin complained that nobody could contact the family since Thursday, Khaleej Times...
06:26:09 PM Jul 16, 2014

Southern film industry bags 17 National Awards

Southern film industry bags 17 National Awards New Delhi: Tamil family drama "Thanga Meengal", Telugu drama "Na Bangaru Thalli", Kannada film "Prakruthi" and Malayalam drama "24 North Kaatham" were among the southern movies that pocketed 17 awards at the 61st National Awards here Wednesday. The other southern films include "Dharmam" (Tamil), "Kanyaka" (Malayalam), "December 1" (Kannada), "Vallinam" (Tamil), "Thalaimuraigal" (Tamil), "Perariyathavara (Malayalam) and "Swapaanam" (Malayalam). In Tamil, Ram-directed "Thanga Meengal" was adjudged the best Tamil film, besides...
07:32:33 PM Apr 16, 2014

Suraj dedicates National Award to Malayalam cinema

Suraj dedicates National Award to Malayalam cinema Thiruvananthapuram: Suraj Venjaramoodu Wednesday said that he dedicates his National Award to the Malayalam language and Malayalam cinema. Suraj has been named the best actor for his performance in "Perariyathavar", directed by Biju, at the 61st National Film Award announced in the national capital. "I did it in my style and I dedicate the award to Malayalam language and Malayalam cinema," he said while interacting with media after the announcement....
06:40:30 PM Apr 16, 2014

Malayalam actor Aju marries Kochi based fashion designer

Malayalam actor Aju marries Kochi based fashion designer New Delhi: One of the most popular character actors of this generation, Aju Varghese tied the knot with Augustina recently in Kochi. The wedding was solemnised at Elamkulam church in Kochi. Aju's bride, Augustina is a fashion designer based in Kochi. Aju Varghese who made his debut through Vineeth Sreenivasan's 'Malarvadi Arts Club', has been very effective in lighter roles. Ever since his comeback in 'Thattathin Marayathu', Aju has been...
04:33:02 PM Feb 27, 2014

CCL team Kerala Strikers deplaned at Kochi airport for misbehaviour

CCL team Kerala Strikers deplaned at Kochi airport for misbehaviour Kochi: Celebrity Cricket League team Kerala Strikers was offloaded from a plane at the Kochi airport for allegedly behaving badly with the airline crew. The 30-member team was on its way to Hyderabad for a match. Some of the team members allegedly misbehaved with the air-hostess following which she complained. The team is now working out ways to reach Hyderabad for a match on Saturday. The team is part of...
03:15:23 PM Feb 21, 2014

'Om Shanti Oshaana' stubs out onscreen smoking

'Om Shanti Oshaana' stubs out onscreen smoking Thiruvananthapuram: At a time when onscreen smoking finds place in films under the guise of creative freedom, a Malayalam movie is promoting public health. Recently released 'Om Shanti Oshaana', a romantic movie directed by Jude Antony Joseph, it subtly drives home tobacco harms and makes a public commitment against onscreen smoking. It is scripted by Midhun Manuel and produced by Alvin Antony's Ananya Films. The opening sequence of the film...
03:17:05 PM Feb 19, 2014

Rima Kallingal to play a journalist in her next?

Rima Kallingal to play a journalist in her next? If reports are anything to go by, Rima Kallingal, whose last two films 'Escape From Uganda' and 'Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal' couldn't set the cash registers ringing at the Box Office, will play a journalist in her next project opposite Mammootty. The title of her next, which will be helmed by cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Venu, hasn't been decided yet. Rima and Mammootty had earlier shared screen space in 'Kammath & Kammath', and 'Bavuttiyude...
02:40:48 PM Feb 16, 2014

Asif, Nazriya to feature in 'I am Roney'

Asif, Nazriya to feature in 'I am Roney' New Delhi: After last year's successful film 'Honey Bee', Asif Ali will once again team up with Lal Jr for a movie titled as 'Hi, I am Roni'. Scripted by the director himself, the movie will bring in the lucky star of 2014 - Nazriya as leading lady. Sreenivasan, Lal, Biju Menon and Lena will also play important roles in the film and the shooting will begin by April. Deepak...
04:39:30 PM Feb 15, 2014

Mohanlal's 'Drishyam' crosses Rs 1 crore mark in UK

Mohanlal's 'Drishyam' crosses Rs 1 crore mark in UK Chennai: Superstar Mohanlal-starrer Malayalam thriller "Drishyam", has crossed Rs 1 cr mark in UK. The film, which released on December 19 last year, was reportedly made on a budget of Rs 4.5 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the box office numbers of the film. "Malayalam film #Drishyam crosses Rs 1 cr mark in UK. Total till Sunday: 98,523 [Rs 1.01 cr]. Excellent... Source: Rentrak," his...
03:31:55 PM Feb 14, 2014

Amala Paul and others mourn legendary Balu Mahendra's death

Amala Paul and others mourn legendary Balu Mahendra's death New Delhi: The film fraternity mourned the death of legendary filmmaker Balu Mahendra, terming the passing away of "creator's creator" as a "massive loss" for the industry. Mr Balu died on Thursday following a heart attack. He was 74. Members of the film industry such as Siddharth, Amala Paul, A R Rahman and Lakshmy Ramakrishnan took to social networking platforms Twitter and Facebook to express their grief. This is what...
03:50:08 PM Feb 13, 2014