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New talent slowly edging out ageing Malayalam superstars

By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 : It's time for the three "ageing superstars" of Malayalam cinema to make way for fresh faces. With influx of youngsters, growing popularity of Tamil films and the expansion of digital platforms, the heydays of the trio of Mammootty, Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi seem to be over.


Mohanlal's 'Peruchazhi' has '...Tughlaq' style satire: Arun Vaidyanathan

Chennai, Aug 22 : Filmmaker Arun Vaidyanathan, an ardent fan of Cho Ramaswamy's 1971 Tamil political-satire "Muhammad Bin Tughluq", says the satire in his forthcoming Malayalam film "Peruchazhi" is influenced by the cult classic.


Fahad Fazil weds Nazriya Nazim

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 : Malayalam actors Fahad Fazil and Nazriya Nasim got married here Thursday.


Mohanlal undergoing physiotherapy

Kochi, Aug 20 : Malayalam film actor Mohanlal is undergoing physiotherapy at a private hospital here for the past one week as he is suffering from pain in his left leg, a source at the facility said.


Superstar Suresh Gopi apologises for anti-Chandy remarks

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 10 : Superstar Suresh Gopi Sunday apologised for his remarks against Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy following a barrage of criticism and angry Youth Congress activists venting their anger.


Suresh Gopi's remarks unwarranted: Kerala minister

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 : Kerala Minister for Diaspora and Rural Development, K.C. Joseph Friday said actor Suresh Gopi's remark about Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was unwarranted.


Priyadarshan not to seek fresh term in Kerala Film Academy

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 7 : 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.


No takers for film on Communist leader P. Krishna Pillai

Alappuzha (Kerala) Aug 4 : Anil V. Nagendran, a lawyer by profession, spent more than eight years to make "Vasanthathinte Kanalvazhikalil", a film on legendary Communist leader P. Krishna Pillai, but there are no takers for the movie, which cost him a fortune.


'Club 60' director keen to cast Mohanlal for his next

Mumbai, July 31 : Filmmaker Sanjay Tripathi, who has bought the rights of the book "Escape To Nowhere" for a movie adaptation, says he is keen to cast southern superstar Mohanlal as one of the protagonists.


My friends shouldn't be blamed for my divorce: Manju Warrier

Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 : Actress Manju Warrier, who has decided to end her 16 years of marriage with popular film star Dileep, says her friends shouldn't' be blamed for the separation.


Kerala stars Dileep, Manju jointly file divorce plea

Kochi, July 24 : Malayalam film star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier Thursday filed a joint divorce petition in a court here.


Kerala star-couple Dileep, Manju to file divorce plea

Kochi, July 23 : 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.


My debut film was not promoted well: Parvathy Omanakuttan

Mumbai, July 20 : Former Miss India-turned-actress Parvathy Omanakuttan, recently seen in horror flick "Pizza", says her debut film "Untitled 6" bombed at the box office as it was not promoted well.


Ace film director Sasikumar dead

Kochi, July 17 : Ace director Sasikumar, referred to as the first "hitmaker" of the Malayalam film industry, passed away Thursday at a private hospital here, his family members said. He was 86.


Financial losses behind suicide of film producer, family

Dubai, July 17 : Dubai police have confirmed that the deaths of an Indian film producer and his wife and daughter was a case of murder-cum-suicide, a step taken due to their financial woes, a media report said Thursday.


Indian filmmaker, family found dead in UAE

Dubai, July 16 : 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.


At 7th IDSFFK, 97 films in competition

Thiruvananthapuram, July 14 : The 7th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK), to be held here July 18-22, will see 97 films in the competition section.


Mohanlal's Vismayas Max Studio taken over by Aries group

Kochi, July 11 : UAE-based Aries group of company's BizTV wing has taken over the management of Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's Vismayas Max Studio, which will henceforth be known as Aries-Vismayas Studio.


Vidya Balan looks forward to Malayalam, Bengali films

Mumbai, July 9 : Viday Balan often gets interesting scripts from southern filmmakers but has not been able to do them due to lack of planning on the filmmakers' part. The actress, however, is hopeful that in future she will work in the vernacular languages.


'Manglish' first Malayalam film to be released in Dolby Atmos

Chennai, July 7 : Superstar Mammootty-starrer "Manglish" will be the first Malayalam film to be released in Dolby Atmos cinema sound format, popularized by films such as "Life of Pi", "Brave" and "Dhoom 3".


PVP, Dil Raju jointly acquire remake rights of 'Bangalore Days'

Chennai, July 1 : Well known producers Prasad V. Potluri of PVP Cinema and Dil Raju have jointly acquired the all Indian languages remake rights of recent Malayalam blockbuster "Bangalore Days".


Innocent will continue to work as AMMA president

Kochi, June 29 : Actor-turned-politician Innocent says he has been asked to complete his three-year term as president of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA).


Success of 'Drishyam' will encourage women directors: Nadiya

Chennai, June 24 : Actress Nadiya feels the success of upcoming Telugu thriller "Drishyam", directed by Sripriya Rajkumar, will encourage a lot of women directors to join the directorial bandwagon.


Telugu dubbed version of 'London Bridge' to release

Chennai, June 22 : Malayalam hit "London Bridge", will soon be released in Telugu. The Telugu version, which is currently in the dubbing phase, is slated for release in July and the makers are confident of its success.


Marriage and family kept me away from films: Navya Nair

Chennai, June 18 : Actress Navya Nair, who was last seen in 2012 Malayalam film "Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu", has returned to face the arc lights in forthcoming Kannada film "Drishya". She says marriage and motherhood kept her away from films for a while.


Amala Paul, Vijay tie the knot

Chennai, June 12 : 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.


Actor Jayasurya violates building rules

Kochi, June 11 : The plush home of popular Malayalam film actor Jayasurya near here violates building rules, said Kochi Municipal Corporation mayor Tony Chammany.


'Drushyam' gears up for July release

Chennai, June 9 : Upcoming Telugu film "Drushyam", remake of Malayalam blockbuster "Drishyam", has completed its shooting and is currently in post-production phase. The makers are planning to release the movie in July.


We should be thankful for our extended run: Actor Jagadish

Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 : Lecturer-turned-comedian and character artiste Jagadish, who entered the filmdom three decades ago, says he and his fellow actors should be thankful for their extended run in the Malayalam film industry.


Actress Amala Paul engaged to director Vijay

Kochi, June 7 : Actress Amala Paul Saturday got engaged to Tamil film director A.L. Vijay at a church in Aluva near here.


Kerala star couple Dileep-Manju Warrier's divorce proceedings begin

Kochi, June 5 : It's now official. Kerala's star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier's divorce proceedings have officially begun with the former filing a petition here Thursday seeking a divorce.


'Ammathottil' marks return of three legends of Malayalam cinema

Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 : The three legends of Malayalam cinema - thespian Madhu, yesteryear actress Sarada and ace filmmaker Sreekumaran Thampi - have got together for "Ammathottil".


No gifts at my wedding, Amala Paul tells guests

Chennai, May 28 : Following in the footsteps of playback singer Chinmayi Sripada, who declined gifts at her wedding recently and instead promoted charity, southern actress Amala Paul too has requested her guests to contribute to a charity foundation.


Manju Warrier's comeback film strikes gold

Chennai, May 26 : Actress Manju Warrier, who recently made a comeback after a decade to Malayalam filmdom with "How Old Are You", has struck gold at the box office as the movie has raked in Rs.3.35 crore in its first week in the state.


Excited to be invited to Modi's swearing-in: Suresh Gopi

Kochi, May 25 : Malayalam superstar Suresh Gopi is excited about being invited to the swearing-in ceremony of India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi.


If Modi does good, it should be appreciated: Innocent

Thrissur (Kerala), May 20 : Popular Malayalam film comedian and character artiste Innocent said here Tuesday that if (BJP leader Narendra) Modi does good, then it should be appreciated.


Sabyasachi, Anita Dongre to design Amala Paul's wedding outfits

Chennai, May 19 : Actress Amala Paul, who is set to marry Tamil filmmaker Vijay here June 12, has roped in two of the country's well known designers - Anita Dongre and Sabyasachi Mukherjee - to design her wedding outfits.


'Neram' to have Telugu remake

Chennai, May 4 : Ace filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao has bought the Telugu remake rights of the Tamil-Malayalam bilingual hit "Neram".


I've found my soul mate in Amala Paul: Director Vijay

Chennai, April 26 : Director Vijay Saturday put an end to rumours about his relationship with actress Amala Paul by announcing that they plan to get married soon.


Suraj Venjaramoodu gets best comedian award in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 : Suraj Venjaramoodu, who was jointly named the best actor at the National Film Awards for his work in Malayalam film "Perariyathavar", was Saturday given the best comedian honour at the Kerala State Film Awards.


Suraj dedicates National Award to Malayalam cinema

Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 : Suraj Venjaramoodu Wednesday said that he dedicates his National Award to the Malayalam language and Malayalam cinema.


Southern film industry bags 17 National Awards

New Delhi, April 16 : 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.


Rajkummar Rao, Suraj Venjaramoodu share best actor National Award

New Delhi, April 16 : Actors Rajkummar Rao and Suraj Venjaramoodu will share the 61st National Film Award for best actor for their respective performances in Hindi film "Shahid" and Malayalam film "Perariyathavar". Actress Geetanjali Thapa has won best actress for Hindi film "Liar's Dice".


Dolby Atmos extends footprint to Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 : Dolby Laboratories, one of the leading pioneers in sound, Tuesday announced the entry of its latest cinematic sound technology Dolby Atmos in Kerala. EVM Group's Jawahar Cinema will be the first movie hall in the state to offer the new technology to the cinema lovers.


Piaa learnt to ride a bike in a jiffy

Chennai, March 24 : Southern actress Piaa Bajpai, currently shooting for Malayalam film "Kelvi", learnt how to ride a motor bike in just a few minutes for a crucial sequence in the film. Impressed with her riding skills, the makers are planning to extend scenes featuring her with the bike.


'Drishyam' Telugu version being shot in Kerala

Chennai, March 18 : Daggubati Venkatesh-starrer "Drushyam", a Telugu remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster "Drishyam", is currently being shot in Idukki district of Kerala where most of the original was filmed.


Parvathy Menon in Kamal Haasan's 'Uttama Villain'

Chennai, March 13 : Malayalam actress Parvathy Menon, known for her work in films like "Poo" and "Maryan", has been confirmed to feature with Kamal Haasan in upcoming Tamil comedy "Uttama Villain".


Jayaram, Kamal Haasan team up for 'Uttama Villain'

Chennai, March 12 : After their successful combo in Tamil comedy "Panchathantiram", Malayalam actor Jayaram has joined hands with Kamal Haasan again to feature in an important role in upcoming film "Uttama Villain".


Have always been a loyal Congressman: Actor Jagadish

Thiruvananthapuram, March 7 : Amid reports that ace comedian and character artist Jagadish would likely be fielded by the Congress for the Lok Sabha polls, the actor has said none has approached him so far.


Will AMMA president Innocent contest for CPI-M?

Thiruvananthapuram, March 5 : Springing a big surprise, the CPI-M in Kerala seems to have roped in hugely popular comedy and character artiste Innocent to contest the Chalakudy Lok Sabha seat in Thrissur district for the party.


Honoured to share screen space with Mohanlal: Ragini Nandwani

Chennai, March 5 : 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.


Navya replaces Meena in Kannada remake of 'Drishyam'

Chennai, March 5 : Malayalam actress Navya Nair will step into the shoes of southern actress Meena in the Kannada remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster "Drishyam".


Going to be a father: Prithviraj

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 27 : Malayalam actor Prithviraj says he is going to be a father soon and that he and his wife Supriya Menon are overjoyed.


Karnataka Bulldozers win CCL trophy

By Hashir Mohammed Khaled, Kolkata, Feb 24 : After a month of high voltage fun-frolic and nail biting finishes, the fourth edition of the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) finally concluded on Sunday, with Karnataka Bulldozers beating Kerala Strikers by 36 runs at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad.


Lizzy and I are together: Priyadarshan

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Feb 22 : 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".


Kerala actors' cricket team off-loaded from airline

Kochi, Feb 21 : The captain of a private airline Friday off-loaded the entire Kerala Strikers cricket team and its supporters from the flight for misbehaviour, the airline said. The team denied the charge.


'Om Shanti Oshaana' stubs out onscreen smoking

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 : At a time when onscreen smoking finds place in films under the guise of creative freedom, a Malayalam movie is promoting public health.


Meena, Nadia join Telugu remake of 'Drishyam'

Chennai, Feb 17 : Southern actors Meena and Nadia have been roped in to play important roles in the Telugu remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster "Drishyam".


Actress Meera Jasmine marries engineer

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 : National Award winning actress Meera Jasmine married engineer Anil John in a church in the state capital Wednesday.


After marriage my priority is family: Fahad Fazil

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 8 : Family is the most important for Malayalam actor Fahad Fazil, who Saturday got engaged to teenage sensation Nazriya Nazim.


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