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Malayalam film actor NL Balakrishnan passes away

Malayalam film actor NL Balakrishnan passes away 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 still photography career that began in 1967, he was part of close to 170 films and when he took...
11:02:17 AM Dec 26, 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

'100 days of love': Not in good shape

'100 days of love': Not in good shape 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 buzzes by now with the similarity of story with another one and the shooting allegations in Bangalore. Dulquar and...
05:50:59 PM Dec 12, 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

Malayalam actor Jagathy Sreekumar awarded a compensation of Rs 5.9 crore

Malayalam actor Jagathy Sreekumar awarded a compensation of Rs 5.9 crore 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, has been confined to a wheel chair and is yet to recover his voice. ...
02:12:32 PM Dec 06, 2014

It's confirmed! Anwar Rasheed's next film to be with Mammootty; Fahadh Faasil-starrer 'Maniyarayile Jinnu' currently on hold

It's confirmed! Anwar Rasheed's next film to be with Mammootty; Fahadh Faasil-starrer 'Maniyarayile Jinnu' currently on hold 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 the lead character. Rasheed has always maintained his success graph throughout the career starting with the two big commercial...
12:47:51 PM Dec 04, 2014

Malayalam actor Prithviraj wants to cast Mohanlal and Manju Warrier in his 'dream' directorial venture

Malayalam actor Prithviraj wants to cast Mohanlal and Manju Warrier in his 'dream' directorial venture '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 added that he was just waiting for a perfect script for this pair, for him to get on...
12:07:35 PM Dec 04, 2014

Superstar Mohanlal launches music band

Superstar Mohanlal launches music band 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 see use of modern techniques including hologram technology and special effects, to portray various characters immortalised by the actor....
05:33:12 PM Nov 05, 2014

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