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'Most new Malayali producers don't even own houses'

Panaji, Nov 22 : Over 100 Malayalam films are made every year, but it is not a cash rich industry. The new producers of Kerala often sell property or borrow money to make films, says a distributor from the southern state.


Rahul Nambiar writes, sings and acts in latest single

Chennai, Nov 20 : Playback singer Rahul Nambiar has written, composed, crooned and acted in his latest single titled "Trash", which has been made into Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.


Top Malayalam Movies Of The Week

Kochi, November 16: Here is the list of top Malayalam movies running in theatres around Kerala.


Jayan, first-ever macho man of Malayalam filmdom, remembered

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 : Film enthusiasts in Kerala Sunday fondly remembered Jayan - the first-ever macho man of Malayalam filmdom - on his death anniversary.


Clean India buzz for art film on garbage dumping

Kolkata, Nov 16 : The timing for director Bijukumar Damodaran's double National Award-winning film "Perariyathavar" ("Names Unknown") couldn't have been more perfect. Highlighting the "sensitive issue" of scavengers and garbage dumping, the film's theme has generated quite a buzz for its link to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India campaign.


Southern actress Padmapriya marries Jasmine

Mumbai, Nov 12 : Popular southern actress Padmapriya Wednesday married old friend Jasmine at a private ceremony here. She met him while they were pursuing their Masters from New York and Columbia University respectively.


After conquering the screen, Mohanlal steps into music world

Kochi, Nov 5 : After scorching the silver screen for more than three decades, superstar Mohanlal is treading into the world of music. He has made it official that his music band would be named Lalisom - The Lal Effect.


Had my own reservations about Bollywood: Saranya Mohan

Chennai, Nov 1 : Actress Saranya Mohan, who is making her Bollywood debut with "Badlapur Boys", says she had reservations about the industry even after she signed on the dotted line for the project.


Mohanlal forming a music band?

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 : What's Mohanlal up to? This question has been doing the rounds ever since the superstar's latest post came up on his Facebook page. He has posted a photograph of himself in the company of few musicians, leading to rumours that the actor may be contemplating forming a music band.


New Malayalam Movie Releases This Week

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 10: The following five Malayalam movies were released today at various centers in Kerala.


100 Degree Celsius - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 10 : Malayalam movie 100 Degree Celsius released on October 10th is a women-centric thriller.


Kamal Haasan joins 'Papanasam' team in Kerala

Thodupuzha (Kerala), Oct 10 : After a short break, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will resume shooting for Tamil thriller "Papanasam" here Friday. The film is the remake of Malayalam blockbuster "Drishyam".


Top Malayalam Movies of the week

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 9: Here is the list of top Malayalam movies now running on theatres.


Five towering Malayalam film personalities to work together

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 9 : It's never happened in the Malayalam film industry before! Five towering personalities -- Mammootty, Mohanlal, Renji Panicker, Ranjith and Shaji Kailas -- will join forces for a Malayalam film that will hit the screens next year.


Tamaar Padaar - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 8 : Director Dileesh Nair's satire flick 'Tamaar Padaar' released on 3rd October with Prithviraj, Baburaj and Chemban Vinod in the lead roles.


Homely Meals - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 7: Homely Meals is a Malayalam movie directed by Anoop Kannan with Vipin Atley in the lead role. The movie has biographical touch of Vipin Atley, the hero and script writer of Homely Meals.


Sachiin Joshi to remake Malayalam sports-based film in Hindi, Telugu

Mumbai, Oct 6 : Actor-producer Sachiin Joshi, who recently featured in Telugu film "Nee Jathaga Nenundali", the official remake of Bollywood film "Aashiqui 2", says he plans to remake a Malayalam sports-based film in Hindi and Telugu.


'Yesudas pained after women dress remarks taken forward'

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 3 : Noted singer K.J. Yesudas is upset in the manner his Thursday's women dress code remarks are being taken forward, CPI-M politburo member M.A. Baby said Friday.


Money Ratnam - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 2 : Money Ratnam is a Malayalam movie recently released with Fahad Fazil in the lead role.


Vellimoonga - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 2 : Vellimoonga is a Malayalam political satire with Biju Menon and Nikki Galrani in the lead roles. It is a family oriented cinema with above average rating.


My short film helped me make 'Liar's Dice': Geethu Mohandas

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Sep 25 : Actor-filmmaker Geethu Mohandas says it was her short film "Are You Listening" that paved the way for her debut feature film "Liar's Dice", which is India's official Oscar pick for the best foreign language film category.


My short film helped me make 'Liar's Dice': Geethu Mohandas

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Sep 25 : Actor-filmmaker Geethu Mohandas says it was her short film "Are You Listening" that paved the way for her debut feature film "Liar's Dice", which is India's official Oscar pick for the best foreign language film category.


Sapthamashree Thaskaraha - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, September 23: Sapthamashree Thaskaraha, the Malayalam movie released during Onam season is still running successfully in theatres bringing joy to viewers.


Njan - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, September 23: Njan, the recently released Malayalam movie is based on T. P. Rajeevan's novel K T N Kottur Ezhuthum Jeevithavum narrating the history of a village in Malabar during british rule in India. Dulquar Salmaan stars as both K.T.N Kottoor and a blogger.


Kerala honours film veteran MT with J.C. Daniel Award

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 : M.T. Vasudevan Nair, a gifted, well-known and veteran scriptwriter who is popularly known as MT, was given the J.C. Daniel Award for his overall contribution to Malayalam films.


Working with Priyadarshan is like homecoming: Piaa Bajpai

Chennai, Sep 8 : Actress Piaa Bajpai, who has reunited with her mentor-filmmaker Priyadarshan for upcoming Malayalam film "Aamayum Muyalum", says she feels like she's come home to a family she's been away from for sometime.


Celebrations time for Mammootty

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 7 : 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.


Mohanlal in search of long lost child artist

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 4 : He worked with him 36 years ago in his first ever shot for a film and now Malayalam superstar Mohanlal is hunting for that child artist. He says he really wishes to meet him.


Jayaram doesn't want son to bank on his popularity

Chennai, Sep 3 : Actor Jayaram's son Kalidas is set to make his acting debut in upcoming Tamil comedy "Oru Pakka Kathai". And he has advised his son to make his mark by hard work instead of banking on his popularity.


'Anukshanam' to release in Malayalam as 'Killer' Sep 12

Chennai, Sep 1 : Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma-directed Telugu thriller "Anukshanam", slated to release Sep 12, will be dubbed in Malayalam as "Killer" and it will release on the same day in theatres in Kerala.


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.


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