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Malayalam film personality MT Vasudevan Nair wins Kerala Government's JC Daniel Award for Cinema

Malayalam film personality MT Vasudevan Nair wins Kerala Government's JC Daniel Award for Cinema 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 chosen for the award for his outstanding contributions to Malayalam cinema, thanked the government for selecting him for...
10:50:19 AM Oct 18, 2014

Mammootty celebrates 63rd birthday with 'Munnariyippu' and 'Rajadhi Raja' success

Mammootty celebrates 63rd birthday with 'Munnariyippu' and 'Rajadhi Raja' success 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 three-time National Award winning star is back in the reckoning after a long gap, thanks to the positive response to his two latest releases...
04:29:37 PM Sep 07, 2014

Filmmaker Priyadarshan not to seek fresh term in Kerala State Chalachitra Academy

Filmmaker Priyadarshan not to seek fresh term in Kerala State Chalachitra Academy 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 his willingness to move on. Now the state government will constitute a new committee and a new chairperson...
11:11:28 AM Aug 07, 2014

Kerala star-couple Dileep, Manju Warrier to file divorce plea

Kerala star-couple Dileep, Manju Warrier to file divorce plea 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 45-year-old Dileep June 5 filed a divorce petition, seeking dissolution of his marriage with his 35-year-old wife. However, the two failed to appear at the family court here Wednesday for the divorce proceedings. A huge crowd gathered near the...
10:28:09 AM Jul 24, 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

Malayalam film 'Bangalore Days' now to be remade in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi

Malayalam film 'Bangalore Days' now to be remade in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi Three cousins from Kerala go on to finding their dreams in the critically-acclaimed Malayalam film 'Bangalore Days'. Directed by 'Kerala Cafe' filmmaker Anjali Menon, 'Bangalore Days' revolves around the three cousins. Starring noted actors Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil, Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nazim, Parvathy Menon, Isha Talwar and Nithya Menen, the film released on May 30, 2014. According to media reports, the film is now set for a remake in Tamil,...
01:06:36 PM Jul 03, 2014

Actress Amala Paul ties the knot with filmmaker Vijay

Actress Amala Paul ties the knot with filmmaker Vijay Chennai: Southern actress Amala Paul married Tamil filmmaker Vijay here Thursday in a traditional south Indian style wedding. The occasion was graced by many members of the Tamil film fraternity. While Amala was dressed in a red Kanjivaram sari, Vijay was draped in a sparkling white dhoti and shirt. The couple will host a grand reception Thursday evening, for which Amala will be seen in designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee's creation. She...
12:34:42 PM Jun 12, 2014

Amala Paul's father clarifies on daughter's wedding

Amala Paul's father clarifies on daughter's wedding Kochi: The father of South Indian actress Amala Paul, who recently got engaged to Tamil film director A L Vijay, today said the couple had only offered prayers at a church at nearby Aluva. In a letter to the Varapuzha archdiocese, Paul Varghese, the father said the two had gone to the church to offer prayers and no bethrothal ceremony was held. A section of the media had misinformed saying...
11:15:12 AM Jun 12, 2014

Producer to screen movie ticketless, cost to be covered by ads

Producer to screen movie ticketless, cost to be covered by ads Thiruvananthapuram: Imagine watching the latest movie in cinemas without spending a single penny or making a mad rush for tickets. Just wait a while before disbelieving such a scenario as a new Malayalam film is all set to be released with the promise that it can be watched free of cost at movie houses,at least in the initial week. Claiming to introduce the concept of "sponsored film" in Indian cinema,...
06:07:15 PM Jun 06, 2014

Actor Dileep files for divorce from his actress wife Manju Warrier

Actor Dileep files for divorce from his actress wife Manju Warrier Kochi: Malayalam film actor Dileep has approached a family court here seeking divorce from his actress wife Manju Warrier, who had made a comeback with recently released 'How Old are You ?'. The actor has also reportedly filed another petition, seeking an in camera trial and non disclosure of the matters raised in his petition to the media. The petition is expected to come up for hearing on July 23...
10:39:06 AM Jun 06, 2014

Winds of change: Malayalam film industry comes up with movies which deal with homosexuality

Winds of change: Malayalam film industry comes up with movies which deal with homosexuality New Delhi: So far it was an untouched subject down south, but with the Supreme Court ruling that makes gay sex a punishable offence, has provoked the sagacious directors of Mollywood to come up with stories that depict the emotional aspect of homosexuality. There are many filmmakers who are using this sensitive subject in their movies and some of the movies even based on it. 'My Life Partner' and 'Odum...
03:58:36 PM May 04, 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

Honoured to share screen space with Mohanlal: Ragini Nandwani

Honoured to share screen space with Mohanlal: Ragini Nandwani Chennai: After sharing the frame with Tamil superstar Vijay in 'Thalaivaa', actress Ragini Nandwani, who has landed a role with Malayalam superstar Mohanlal in upcoming satiric comedy 'Peruchaazhi', says she's honoured to be working with him. Ragini, who is a popular name on small screen through her Hindi soap 'Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein', is playing the lead in the film. "I think god has been kind to me. I'm...
01:42:14 PM Mar 05, 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
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