Malayalam Cinema News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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".
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kochi, June 11 : The plush home of popular Malayalam film actor Jayasurya near here violates building rules, said Kochi Municipal Corporation mayor Tony Chammany.
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.
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.
Kochi, June 7 : Actress Amala Paul Saturday got engaged to Tamil film director A.L. Vijay at a church in Aluva near here.
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.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 : The three legends of Malayalam cinema - thespian Madhu, yesteryear actress Sarada and ace filmmaker Sreekumaran Thampi - have got together for "Ammathottil".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gulbarga, May 7 : Well Known Film Producer Varkey Verghese died of cardiac arrest here in the early hours of today.
Chennai, May 4 : Ace filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao has bought the Telugu remake rights of the Tamil-Malayalam bilingual hit "Neram".
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.
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.
Kozhikode, Apr 17 : The Director of the film 'T P 51,' that narrate the real life saga of assassinated Revolutionary Marxist Party leader T P Chandrasekharan, today said his family received eviction threat from the landlord in neighbouring Kannur district.
Kochi, Apr 16 : Leading Malayalam Comedian Suraj Venjaramoodu, who won the national best actor award, has said this prestigious award is dedicated to the Malayalam language as well as Malayalam cinema.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 : Suraj Venjaramoodu Wednesday said that he dedicates his National Award to the Malayalam language and Malayalam cinema.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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".
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".
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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".
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 : National Award winning actress Meera Jasmine married engineer Anil John in a church in the state capital Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 8 : Family is the most important for Malayalam actor Fahad Fazil, who Saturday got engaged to teenage sensation Nazriya Nazim.
Chennai, Feb 8 : Playback singer K.S Chitra and dancer Padma Subrahmanyam will be honoured with Women Achiever award here on the occasion of Women's Day March 9 by Raindropss, a youth-based social organization.
Chennai, Feb 6 : Superstar Mohanlal-starrer Malayalam thriller "Drishyam", which celebrates its 50-day run Thursday, has emerged as the biggest hit in Malayalam filmdom. The film has so far collected over Rs.35 crore at the box-office.
Chennai, Feb 6 : Vishnu Manchu-starrer Telugu romantic-comedy "Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda", will be dubbed and released in Malayalam as "Pandavapuram 2014" across Kerala Feb 14.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 6 : Kerala-based filmmaker Shivaprasad's "Sthalam" bagged the best feature film award at the 7th CMS Vatavaran International Environment and Wildlife Film Festival held in the capital.
Chennai, Feb 4 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will commence filming the yet-to-be-titled Tamil remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster "Drishyam" from the second half of 2014, says director Jeethu Joseph.
Thiruvananthapuram, February 1: "Today TV", the new Malayalam TV channel to offer informative programmes rather than the usual entertainment shows.
By Subhash K Jha, Mumbai, Jan 29 : Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Sivan is delighted by the government decision to honour him with a Padma Shri, since the recommendation for it came from within the film industry.
By Subhash K Jha, Mumbai, Jan 29 : Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Shivan is delighted by the government's decision to honour him with a Padma Shri, since the recommendation for the honour came from within the film industry.
Mumbai, Jan 25 : A young woman who returned home after eating out with friends was sexually assaulted by the security guard of her apartment in Mumbai, media reports said on Saturday.