New Delhi, Oct 5 : It's rare that eccentricity, eclecticism and enigma merge to produce a melodious mix. Norms and traditions are no shackles for a renowned Kerala-based musician. If nomenclature is any parameter to understand persona, "KEF 1126" is the name of his very popular Sufi music album and "Om Allah" the title of his book.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 3 : Acclaimed Indian cinematographer and director Santosh Sivan is busy cranking the camera for his next Hollywood film "Lies We Tell" at Leeds in Britain.
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 26 : After the stupendous success of Malayalam film "Ennu Ninte Moideen", its debutant director R.S.Vimal said that it will be remade in Tamil and Prithviraj Sukumaran, who played the lead role in the Malayalam film, might also be cast in the Tamil version.
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 24 : The proliferation of social media platforms could well be the death knell for the Malayalam film industry, according to Balachandra Menon, a leading Malayalam film personality.
Chennai, Sep 14 : Varun Krishnan and Dileep Varma, who had previously worked in Oscar-winning film "Life of Pi" in the visual effects (VFX) department, are also behind the VFX work in the much-anticipated Malayalam film "Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi".
Chennai, Sep 7 : Actress Shamlee, most popular for her work in Mani Ratnam's award-winning Tamil drama "Anjali", says although she may have starred in over 50 films as a child actor, she was never fascinated by acting.
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 3 : A state-of-the-art animation, visual effects and 3D studio opened at the Technopark campus on Thursday.
New Delhi, Sep 2 : "Life of Josutty", which marks Eros International's foray into the Malayalam movie market, will release on September 18.
Chennai, Aug 26 : Malayalam superstar Mohanlal will mark his return to Telugu cinema after two decades in the role of a policeman in the upcoming rural romantic-drama "Nuvve Na Pranamani".
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 : As times have changed, so has music, says six-time National Award winning singer K.S.Chithra.
Kochi, Aug 19 : Malayalam actor Paravoor Bharathan, who acted in nearly 300 regional films, died on Wednesday morning at his home near here in Kerala, family sources said. He was 86 and was ailing for a while.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 10 : New generation artistes edged out seasoned seniors, including superstar Mammootty, at the 2014 Kerala State Film Awards that were announced here on Monday.
Kochi, Aug 9 : Ace Malayalam comedian and Lok Sabha MP Innocent is presently undergoing chemotherapy at the AIIMS in New Delhi, his doctor said on Sunday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 : The Kerala Film Exhibitors Federation has decided to approach the Kerala High Court to ensure that those behind the leak of the censor copy of blockbuster Malayalam film "Premam" are brought to book.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 : Director Priyadarshan has assured that his new Tamil film on AIDS awareness is going to be hilarious. He will start shooting from next month.
Kochi, July 19 : A group of film buffs has come up with an online site which will enable people to watch the latest Malayalam movies on the digital platform legally at a download cost of Rs.180 for an ordinary print and Rs.300 for a high definition print.
Chennai, July 15 : Southern actress Saranya Mohan, who secretly got engaged to Trivandrum-based doctor Aravind Krishnan last week, will enter into wedlock on September 6.
Chennai, July 14 : Southern music composer M.S. Viswanathan, who has over 750 films in different languages to his credit, died at the age of 87 at a private hospital here on Tuesday, leaving his his fans and film fraternity in melancholy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi described his demise as a major loss to the industry.
Chennai, July 13 : After marching into the Rs.100 club within an astounding two days of its release, filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali - The Beginning" minted close to Rs.140 crore in its first weekend. Its international business is also turning out to be "record-smashing", say trade gurus.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 10 : Close to 400 film theatres attached to the Kerala Film Exhibitors Federation remained shut for the second day in succession on Friday over their demand that strong measures be taken to end piracy of newly launched films.
New Delhi, July 10 : Demanding that Gajendra Singh Chauhan should voluntarily quit as the head of the Film and TV institute of India (FTII), eminent filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan remarked that he (Chauhan) did not understand why the students were protesting against his appointment.
Chennai, July 10 : Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali", which has released worldwide on Friday and has already garnered good response, is facing release woes in Kerala due to the wrath of the state's Film Exhibitor's Federation.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 7 : Three students from Kollam were nabbed by the Kerala Police Anti-Piracy Cell in the ongoing police probe into the alleged leak of the censor copy of blockbuster Malayalam film "Premam".
Thiruvananthapuram, July 5 : The ongoing probe into the alleged leak of the censor copy of the hit Malayalam film "Premam" is going in the right direction, said the Kerala Police chief.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 : Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani will arrive here next week to personally oversee the probe after the alleged leak of the censor copy of blockbuster Malayalam film "Premam", ace director Priyadarshan said on Saturday.
Kochi, June 28 : The new office-bearers of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) are mulling ways to raise funds to continue their monthly pension scheme for ailing artistes, said its president Innocent on Sunday.
Changnacherry (Kerala) June 27 : Malayalam film superstar Suresh Gopi was on Saturday asked to leave a venue where a meeting of the Nair Service Society (NSS), a powerful social group, was being held here, about 130 km from the capital city.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 : Malayalam film actor and chairman-designate of the National Film Development Corporation ( NFDC) Suresh Gopi says his main focus after taking over would be to sell India as a shooting destination.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 : M. Shankar Raman, brother of late actress Srividya, expressed anguish over former minister and legislator K.B. Ganesh Kumar not executing her will even nine years after her demise.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 : Into his golden jubilee of turning a filmmaker, master craftsman Adoor Gopalakrishnan is getting ready for his next one.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 : The Kerala government has invited film industries across India under its "Visit Kerala" campaign to shoot in the state so that it can promote the state's picturesque tourist hotspots through movies.
By Sanu George, Kochi, April 19 : It's been over three decades since Lalu Alex began to don the grease paint, but the Malayalam actor says he still has "the fire in me and I'm certainly hungry for roles".
Kottayam (Kerala), April 9 : Playback singer and music director Ayiroor Sadasivan was killed and his son Sreekumar injured on Thursday when the car they were travelling in fell into a roadside canal near here.
Kochi, April 4 : Popular Malayalam cinematographer and filmmaker Amal Neerad tied the knot with popular actress Jyothirmayi at a ceremony here on Saturday.
Kochi, March 30 : Budding Malayalam actor Shine Tom Chacko and four women, arrested for possessing and consuming cocaine, were granted bail by the Kerala High Court on Monday, after spending 59 days in custody.
New Delhi, March 28 : Malayalam play "Mathi" won the top honours, including best director, best actor and best original script at the prestigious Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards(META), the organisers said on Saturday.
Mumbai, March 27 : Praveen Morchhale, who is gearing up with his debut venture "Barefoot To Goa", says he managed to rope in legendary singer K.J. Yesudas, to sing a song in his film. The filmmaker says the singer found it "soulful".
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 : There were just four awards given to Malayalam films at the 62nd National Film awards that were announced in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Kochi, March 21 : Veteran poet and film personality Yusufali Kechery passed away at a private hospital here on Saturday evening, said family sources. He was 80.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 : A section of the Malayalam film industry has expressed its displeasure at firebrand Congress leader Rajmohan Unnithan being appointed chairman of the state-owned Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC).
Ernakulam (Kerala), March 18 : A district court here has dismissed a suit filed by filmmaker-scriptwriter Satheesh Paul, who claimed Kamal Haasan's "Papanasam" was a copyright violation of his novel "Oru Mazhakalathu".
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 : Bombay S. Kamal, a Hindustani and ghazal singer who also composed music for 13 Malayalam films, died at a private hospital here, his family said on Tuesday. He was 82.
Chennai, March 12 : It was a dream come true for actors Manju Warrier and Vikram Prabhu when they shot with megastar Amitabh Bachchan for a commercial. Both of them felt honoured by the opportunity.
Chennai, March 7 : The fate of the Tamil and Telugu remake of Malayalam blockbuster "Bangalore Days" is still unclear despite the association of popular names like Nithya Menen, Sri Divya, Rana Daggubati, Arya, Sharwanand, Simhaa and Varun Tej.
Chennai, March 4 : Telugu actress Reshma, who is known for her work in "Ee Rojullo", has learnt horse riding for her upcoming Malayalam film "Appavum Veenjam".
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 : Ace director Priyadarshan is all set to make his Bollywood return after a gap of two years.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 : Film-maker Priyadarshan Wednesday said Janam TV, a Malayalam channel to be launched April 19, is not being backed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or its parent organisation Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).
Kochi, Feb 7 : Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and his cabinet colleague T. Radhakrishnan visited superstar Mohanlal, smarting under a backlash for the poor performance of his newly formed musical band Lalisom, at his residence here early Saturday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 5 : Following a public outcry over the dismal performance of his band Lalisom at the National Games inaugural, Malayalam cinema's superstar Mohanlal Thursday returned to the authorities Rs.1.63 crore given to him for the show.
Kochi, Feb 4 : They might be arch rivals as professionals, but ace superstar Mammootty sprang a surprise Wednesday when he came forward to defend superstar Mohanlal, who is facing a public outcry following the dismal performance of his band 'Lalisom' at the 35th National Games.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 3 : The Kerala cabinet will take a call Wednesday on superstar Mohanlal's offer to return the money paid to him for staging the debut performance of his band at the opening ceremony of the 35th National Games here, said an official.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 2 : Following a huge public outcry, mostly through social media over the dismal debut performance of superstar Mohanlal's new music band Lalisom, he Monday told the Kerala government that the money collected would be returned.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 : Superstar Mohanlal's new music band Lalisom has not been disbanded, says the band's director.
Kochi, Jan 31 : Malayalam actor Shine Tom Chacko and four women were taken into custody here for possessing cocaine valued Rs.1 million in the international market, police here said Saturday.
Kochi, Jan 31 : The order completing the divorce proceedings of Malayalam film star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier came out Saturday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 30 : Superstar Mohanlal, who has been condemned for charging a hefty fee for his new musical band at the opening ceremony of the 35th National Games of India, Friday said that he is doing it for free.
Kochi, Jan 29 : After completing their divorce formalities, estranged Malayalam film star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier appeared before a family court Thursday to formalise their separation. All that now stands between them is the official order.
Chennai, Jan 28 : Actor-singer Remya Nambeesan, who has been waiting to play a rural character since "Kullanari Kootam", was glad to have landed an opportunity to play one such role in upcoming Tamil comedy "Naalu Polisum Nalla Irundha Oorum".
Thrissur (Kerala), Jan 28 : Malayalam film industry's popular comedian Mala Aravindan, who acted in close to 400 films in the last 37 years, died Tuesday morning, his family said. He was 76.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 : The Kerala unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has extended an invite to Malayalam film actor Suresh Gopi for joining the party.