Malayalam Cinema News


'1971: Beyond Borders' physically demanding for Allu Sirish
Chennai, Nov 23 : Actor Allu Sirish has completed shooting for upcoming Malayalam war drama "1971: Beyond Borders". He says the experience so far has been physically demanding but at the same time very cherishing. Read Full Story

Thrilled to make cinematic debut with Dulquer: Arthi
Chennai, Nov 23 : Popular city-based model Arthi Venkatesh is making her acting debut with upcoming Malayalam-Tamil drama "Solo" and is thrilled to be alongside actor Dulquer Salmaan in the film. Read Full Story

Malayalam film named after Hrithik Roshan!
New Delhi [India], Nov. 21 (ANI): In a first of its kind gesture, a big regional film has been named after a Bollywood star and he is none other than Hrithik Roshan. Read Full Story

Bejoy Nambiar starts shooting 'Solo'
Mumbai, Nov 14 : Filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar has started shooting his upcoming venture titled "Solo", a Malayalam entertainer. Read Full Story

Dad, brother excited about my Malayalam debut: Allu Sirish
Chennai, Nov 13 : Actor Allu Sirish is thrilled about his Malayalam debut "1971: Beyond Borders" in which he features with superstar Mohanlal. He says his father and brother -- producer Allu Aravind and actor Allu Arjun -- are excited about his entry into Malayalam filmdom. Read Full Story

Malayali film, TV actress Rekha Mohan found dead
Thrissur (Kerala), Nov 12 : Popular film and TV actress Rekha Mohan was found dead in her apartment near here on Saturday, said police. Read Full Story

Honour to be part of a film on our history: Allu Sirish
Chennai, Nov 7 : Actor Allu Sirish has started shooting for upcoming Malayalam war drama "1971: Beyond Borders", which focuses on the tank battle between India and Pakistan. He says it's an honour to be part of a film on history. Read Full Story

Samuthirakani's 'Appa' to be remade in Malayalam
Chennai, Oct 10 : Actor-filmmaker Samuthirakani's Tamil directorial "Appa", which emerged as a sleeper hit when it released earlier this year, is all set to be remade in Malayalam with Jayaram in the lead role, a source said. Read Full Story

Ailing Malyalam actress Sreelatha Menon dead
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 7 : Ailing former Malayalam actress Sreelatha Menon, suffering from a rare bone disease for long, passed away here on Friday night, her family said. Read Full Story

Blessy gets ready for his new film 'Aadujeevitham'
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 7 : Blessy, one of Kerala's most popular filmmakers, is getting ready for what he terms as his "biggest challenge" -- to recreate the award-winning Malayalam novel "Aadujeevitham' for the silver screen. Read Full Story

KSFDC major revamp to bring cheer to Malayalam film industry
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 4 : The first meeting of the newly-constituted state-run Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC) held here on Tuesday has drawn up a road map for a major revamp of its activities to cheer the Malayalam film industry. Read Full Story

Mohanlal readies to launch son in a big way
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 : Reigning superstar Mohanlal, who has been holding on to the tag of superstar along with his arch onscreen rival Mammootty for the past nearly three decades, now wishes to do what the latter did to launch his son Dulquer Salmaan into films. Read Full Story

'Baahubali' villain all set for Malayalam debut
Chennai, Sep 18 : Actor Prabhakar, popular for playing the villain Kalakeya in S.S. Rajamouli's "Baahubali", will be making his Malayalam debut in a yet-untitled project, says a source. Read Full Story

20,000 people expected at 2nd Indywood Film Carnival
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 6 : A record 20,000 people are expected to witness the 2nd edition of the Indywood Film Carnival, said its founder director Sohan Roy. Read Full Story

K.G. George bags J.C.Daniel Award
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 6 : Veteran award-winning film director K.G. George was on Tuesday announced winner of the prestigious J.C. Daniel Award for his overall contribution to the Malayalam film industry. Read Full Story

Malayalam actor arrested for exposing himself, gets conditional bail
Palakkad (Kerala), Sep 2 : Malayalam film actor Sreejith Ravi, who was arrested on Friday on the complaint of a group of school girls that he exposed himself before them, has secured conditional bail. Read Full Story

Indian films can potentially reach Rs 1,000 cr mark: Director Jayaraj (Interview)
By Sandeep Sharma, New Delhi, Sep 2 : Returning to the silver screen with the fifth installment of his popular "Veeram" Navarasa series, Jayaraj does not feel the box-office pressure of directing "the most expensive film ever made in Malayalam". Read Full Story

I'm in no hurry to do films: Actress Shobana
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 29 : Popular award winning south Indian actress Shobana says doing films is not a priority for her as of now as she is busy channelling her talent in other creative pursuits. Read Full Story

Mohanlal, Jr NTR brought cinematic high to 'Janatha Garage': Director
Chennai, Aug 29 : Filmmaker Koratala Siva says capturing highly talented stars Mohanlal and Jr NTR in a single frame and working with them in forthcoming Telugu action-drama "Janatha Garage" gave him a cinematic high. Read Full Story

Arya to play baddie in Malayalam film 'The Great Father'
Chennai, Aug 24 : Tamil film actor Arya, who has so far played cameo roles in Malayalam films such as "Urumi" and "Double Barrel", will be essaying a full-length antagonist's role in upcoming "The Great Father" in the language. Read Full Story

Adoor Gopalakrishnan completes 50 years in cinema
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 : The master craftsman decorated with numerous national and international awards -- Adoor Gopalakrishnan -- has completed half-a-century as a filmmaker and is currently busy with his latest Malayalam film titled "Pinneyum". Read Full Story

I'm opposed to any kind of censorship: Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Mumbai, Aug 16 : Veteran filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan, who awaits the release of his forthcoming Malayalam drama "Pinneyum", has come down heavily on the very notion of censorship. He said that it is high time to scrap censorship. Read Full Story

Hope to inspire people with 'Thattathin Marayathu' remake: Isha
Chennai, Aug 3 : Actress Isha Talwar hopes forthcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai", a remake of Malayalam film "Thattathin Marayathu", creates the same kind of impact on the audiences as the original. Read Full Story

Malayalam movies need promotion, marketing: Filmmaker
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 : Right promotion and marketing is the need of the hour as far as the Malayalam film industry is concerned, according to filmmaker Kamal, the new chairman of the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy. Read Full Story

I'm ready to face critics with 'Aami': Kamal
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 : Even before the film has started to roll, veteran Malayalam filmmaker Kamal knows it well that "Aami", based on the life of writer Kamala Das aka Kamala Surayya, will run into controversies. And he is ready to face it. Read Full Story

Working with Mammootty has been great experience: Huma Qureshi
Mumbai, July 24 : Actress Huma Qureshi, who will star alongside Mammootty in the forthcoming film "White", says working with the Malayalam superstar has been a great experience for her. Read Full Story

Kerala Women's Commission to serve notice to Mammootty, others
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 : The Kerala Women's Commission (KWC) on Tuesday decided to serve notice to Malayalam superstar Mammootty, director Nithin Renji Panicker and producer Alice George for "portraying women in bad light" in 'Kasaba' released this month. Read Full Story

Cinema is always telling lies: Priyadarshan
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 : Acclaimed filmmaker Priyadarshan attributes his success to how he "told lies well". He says becoming a successful director depends on how good a cheater one is. Read Full Story

Priyadarshan to begin new innings as teacher
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 : Acclaimed filmmaker Priyadarshan, who has spent 34 years in the film industry and has done 91 films in various languages, is set to begin a new career as a teacher, which was his father's desire. Read Full Story

Veteran actress Lalitha joins Mani Ratnam's 'Kaatru Veliyidai'
Chennai, July 14 : Well-known Malayalam actress K.P.A.C. Lalitha, known for her work in National Award-winning films "Amaram" and "Shantham", plays a pivotal role in filmmaker Mani Ratnam's upcoming Tamil romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai". Read Full Story

Manju Warrier all set for foray into Sanskrit theatre
Thiruvananthapuram, July 11 : Popular actress Manju Warrier is all set to enter the world of theatre by enacting Shakuntala in the Sanskrit play "Abhijnana Shakuntalam". Read Full Story

Manjima Mohan teams up with Vishal in 'Sandakozhi 2'
Chennai, July 2 : Actress Manjima Mohan has been paired with actor Vishal in the upcoming Tamil actioner "Sandakozhi 2" to be directed by N. Linguswamy. Read Full Story

Working with Mohanlal career-high moment: Viswant
Chennai, June 28 : Actor Viswant, who has shared screen space with Malayalam superstar Mohanlal in upcoming Telugu drama "Manamantha", describes the experience of working with the veteran as his career-high moment. Read Full Story

Prithviraj's 'Ezra' to roll from Wednesday
Kochi, June 28 : Prithviraj-starrer Malayalam film "Ezra", which will be helmed by debutant Jay K, will start rolling from here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Nivin Pauly signs another Tamil film
Chennai, June 24 : Malayalam filmdom's heartthrob Nivin Pauly, who is currently shooting for debutant Gautam Ramachandran-directed yet-untitled Tamil thriller, will next team up with another newcomer for a Tamil project. Read Full Story

Mohanlal-starrer 'Oppam' to release in September
Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 : Malayalam crime thriller "Oppam" (Together), a film from the hugely popular duo of ace director Priyadarshan and superstar Mohanlal, is packing up on Tuesday here, said the director. It is slated for release in September. Read Full Story

Film on Kathakali awaits censor board's nod
Thiruvananthapuram, June 11 : A two hour film on Kathakali made by young and amateur film maker Sijo Kannanaikkal is awaiting the nod of the Central Board of Film Certification. Read Full Story

'Ok Kanmani' lad to get ticket to Bollywood?
New Delhi, June 6 : It seems like the Mumbai film-makers have found a new gem down in the south, named Dulquer Salmaan. Read Full Story

Malayalam films finding new audiences in new lands
Chennai, June 5 : If you're in Mumbai and wondering how to watch the latest Malayalam film, then just head to the nearest multiplex, for you might be pleasantly surprised to catch the film with English subtitles. With the emergence of multiplexes, Malayalam films have found audiences beyond boundaries and in the process have conquered new lands. Read Full Story

Sreejith Vijay to play Sai Baba in a biopic
Chennai, June 2 : Malayalam actor Sreejith Vijay will play Puttaparthi Sai Baba in the eponymous Telugu biopic on the godman. The film, which will also be released in other southern languages, is being directed by veteran Telugu filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna. Read Full Story

Memes, trolls new whips of digital generation: Mammootty
Mumbai, May 31 : The first look of Mammootty's much-awaited action film "Kasaba" gave way to social media users getting creative -- from replacing the background with 'Iron Throne' of "Game of Thrones" to Mammootty relaxing on elephant's tuskers. Calling it "modern face of satire", the Malayalam superstar says memes and trolls have become the "new whips of the digital generation". Read Full Story

'U-Turn' fame Shraddha teams up with Nivin Pauly
Chennai, May 26 : Shraddha Srinath, who made a splash with her impeccable performance in Pawan Kumar's latest Kannada thriller "U-Turn", will be playing the lead opposite Nivin Pauly in his next Tamil film. It is slated to go on the floors next month. Read Full Story

Superstar Mohanlal turns 56
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 : Superstar Mohanlal turned 56 on Saturday and he used the occasion to release the teaser of his forthcoming film "Pulli Murugan". Read Full Story

I feel like I'm doing my first film: Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 : Celebrated filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan, who has completed his golden jubilee in the Malayalam film industry on Wednesday, began his 12th feature film. He says that he feels like doing his first one. Read Full Story

Mohanlal named brand ambassador of Hotstar
Kochi, May 10 : Superstar Mohanlal has become the brand ambassador of the country's largest premium streaming platform, Hotstar, which provides over 80,000 hours of world class entertainment content in eight Indian languages. Read Full Story

'Kammati Paadam' teaser garners good response
Chennai, May 9 : The teaser of Dulquar Salman-starrer Malayalam action drama "Kammatti Paadam" has garnered a lot of positive response from critics and film buffs alike. Read Full Story

I want to experiment with so many genres: Benny Dayal
New Delhi, April 23 : He has crooned hit numbers in several languages including Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi or Hindi. Benny Dayal is not only eager to work more in regional entertainment space but the singer-actor wants to experiment with different genres as well. He says he is not going to force anything and rather "let the music happen". Read Full Story

It took 40 drafts to finalise Nivin Pauly's next Tamil film
Chennai, April 19 : Director Gautham Ramachandran describes the scripting process of his maiden, yet-untitled Tamil directorial featuring popular Malayalam actor Nivin Pauly as one "hell of a writing session". Read Full Story

Glad that my south debut was with Mammootty: Huma Qureshi
New Delhi, April 16 : Actress Huma Qureshi, who is all set to impress her fans with her debut in Malayalam film "White", says she is glad that her debut in southern cinema is with superstar Mammootty and nobody else. Read Full Story

Proud to share screen space with Sivakarthikeyan: Fahadh Faasil
Chennai, April 12 : Actor Fahadh Faasil says he's really proud to share screen space with actor Sivakarthikeyan in his upcoming yet-untitled Tamil maiden project, which is slated to go on the floors in a few weeks. Read Full Story

Playback singer P. Susheela enters Guinness World Records
Chennai, March 29 : Legendary playback singer P. Susheela has become the Guinness World Records title holder for the highest number of solo, duet and chorus backed songs in over six Indian languages. Read Full Story

Miya George all set for Telugu film debut
Chennai, March 29 : Actress Mia George, who has so far worked in Malayalam and Tamil films, has finally landed an opportunity to work in Telugu filmdom. She will feature in an upcoming yet-untitled project with actor Sunil in the lead. Read Full Story

National Film Awards: Malayalam filmdom just stays afloat
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 : Gone are the days when Malayalam films used to walk away with top honours at the National Film Awards whose 63rd edition was announced on Monday. Read Full Story

Malayalam actor Jishnu Raghavan passes away
Kochi, Mar 25 : Malayalam actor Jishnu Raghavan died on Friday at the age of 35 after prolonged battle with cancer, reports said. Read Full Story

Kerala actor Jishnu passes away
Kochi, March 25 : Hugely popular young actor Jishnu Raghavan who was battling with cancer for a few years, passed away on Friday morning at a private hospital here, said his family. Read Full Story

Popular performing artiste, comedian V.D. Rajappan dead
Kottayam, March 24 : One of Kerala's most popular Kadhaprasangam (story telling) artistes and film comedian V.D. Rajappan died on Thursday at a private hospital here, family sources said. Read Full Story

Dileep, Kavya Madhavan to act in Adoor's new film
Kochi, March 23 : Celebrated filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan, who has completed his golden jubilee in the Malayalam film industry, has cast the popular Mollywood pair of Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in his new film titled "Pinneyum" that begins shooting on May 11. Read Full Story

Insecticide found in actor Mani's body
Kochi, March 18 : A forensic report released on Friday said Malayalam actor-singer Kalabhavan Mani, who died on March 6, had consumed - knowingly or unknowingly - a lethal dose of insecticide. Read Full Story

New mobile TV app to be launched in April
Kochi, March 17 : Good news for movie buffs. Now, all movie infotainment news will be available starting April 14 on an easy-to-use app "Moviestaan TV". Read Full Story

Fans bid tearful goodbye to 'poor man's superstar' of Kerala
Chalakudy (Kerala), March 7 : The 'poor man's superstar' of Kerala, Kalabhavan Mani, was on Monday given a grand send off by his fans, friends and colleagues here. Read Full Story

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