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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

'I will not make a movie to suit an actor'

'I will not make a movie to suit an actor''I will not make a movie to suit an actor'
A K Lohithadas is a director who believes in the power of script and not the star while making films 
His tough demeanour does not betray his sensitivity. His casual ways, rugged looks and unkempt mane are only a deceptive veneer. For deep inside Ambazhathil Karunakaran Lohithadas, is very conscious of what he projects to the people at large. And in letting his work talk, he is unparalleled. 
A K Lohithadas is not a director who is in a hurry to make as many movies as he can but he is particular that the movies he makes are powerful in their content and poignant in their portrayals. "I don't make films hoping it will become a hit. If it becomes one then you could follow the formula that made it a hit. I wish to tell a tale and films are my way of telling a story," Lohithadas told Metrolife. He was in the City on a personal visit. 
If you have watched Thaniavarthanam, directed by Lohithadas, then you would you would agree with what Aparna, a film buff says: "It's a poignant tale one that is disturbing and truly unforgettable." A script-writer, active in theatre, Lohithadas turned a film director with the critically acclaimed Bhoothakannadi (The Magnifying Glass) in 1997. However, his later directorial ventures have only been moderately successful. 
Malayalam cinema had by then entered a phase where some of the movies were made only to suit the star and not the other way round. Rajamanikkam is a typical example where Mammootty donned a role that was rather too colourful and unlike his choice of role. Lohithadas says he will never make a movie to suit the character. “I will choose people who suit the character in the script. You would never find a hero in my story. Why should I make a movie to promote a star?” he asks. 
He always tries to match the actors' style of acting and body language with the traits of the character. He is also among the first directors to introduce new faces in Malayalam cinema. Meera Jasmine was introduced and encouraged by Lohithadas. 
Of late, Lohithadas hasn't been too active on the directorial scene. What kept him low? “There are no new breed of actors and the existing stars have grown too old and have been cast too often," he says. He thinks the industry lacks a new generation of actors and actresses who could add new meaning and dimension to Malayalam cinema. 
His movies lay less emphasis on the plot or commercial gimmicks and, instead, display a more character-oriented approach. 
What is his take on remakes? His Kasturiman has been remade in Tamil. "If it's worth it then any movie can be remade. It must be suitable to the subject," he says. After a two-year break, Lohitha is all set to cast out his directorial net. He's casting Mohanlal in Bishmar in Malayalam and working with Prithviraj for a Tamil film which he is yet to title. 

Sreenivasan: Superstars cheat viewers

Sreenivasan: Superstars cheat viewersActor Sreenivasan lashed at the superstars and the waning quality of Malayalam films at a meet the press conducted at Calicut Press Club on Monday. "The superstars control the Malayalam film field without considering quality by acting in all the substandard films offered to them. With this act they are cheating the public. Superstars are not outdated and that is why they continue as superstars. But without selecting the best scripts, they are getting involved in the production of low quality films. They can wait for good films. It is more regretful that they are least bothered to do good roles. 
The practice of writing for a Superstar, considering the mannerism is not advisable. In foreign countries designated agencies scrutinize the script and approve it and then the producers accept it. After this process they decide the director and actors. This is the method to be adopted. 
There is no such division in films called Art and Commercial. There are only two types of films, good and bad. The films I do make me happy. Even if you give me Rs. 15 crores and 15 years, I cannot make the kind of film that Satyajit Ray made. When asked about the future plans of his son Vineeth, he replied, let him choose his own path. I don't think he would act in films in the future. He is about to direct a film. Director of the film Makante Achan, V.M. Vinu also attended the press meet and said, "It is difficult to get a prominent actor in Malayalam to accept a role with a wife and teenage son. Under these circumstances I approached Sreenivasan and he wholeheartedly accepted it." 

Ambili Devi to enter wedlock

Ambili Devi to enter wedlockFilm and serial actress Ambili Devi's engagement took place at her house in Chavara near Kollam on Sunday February 1. The bridegroom is a serial camera man Loval from Thiruvananthapuram. 
The marriage is on March 27 at Kollam District Auditorium. Ambili Devi is daughter of Bala Chandran Pillai and Maheshvari Amma. Loval is son of P.G Sadanandan and Shyamala Amma. Many serial artistes and directors attended the function

Nayantara miffed by false news

Nayantara miffed by false newsNayanthara denies newpaper reports that she fainted on the sets of her big budget action flick opposite junior NTR in Hyderabad. The reports say that she lost her balance and fainted on the sets, while shooting for an action sequences due to low BP. The actress clarifies “It is baseless and I can’t figure out who is behind spreading such false news? I was shooting continuously for my Malayalam film and reached Hyderabad on Sunday evening. I have joined the unit and am perfectly fine”. 
Nayan is making a strong comeback to Tollywood after a gap and she will be taking part in the photoshoot of her next Tamil film opposite Surya for producer Udayanidhi Stalin by 

Kavya's marriage on Feb 5th at Sri mookambika Temple.

Kavya's marriage on Feb 5th at Sri mookambika Temple.Kavya's marriage on Feb 5th at Sri mookambika Temple, Uduppi Dist. Karnataka. Kavya is getting ready for the marriage. She had already purchased her saree for the marriage. But Right now also she is busy with her pending project “Pattanattil Bhootham” . In which she is acting as the heroine of Mammooty. 

Kavya told the reporters that she had decided to get free one month before her marriage . But still now also she is under the project of “Pattanattil Bhootham”. Kavya’s family and Nishal’s Family had planned to arrange their marriage at Sri Mookambika Temple because most of the incidents taken place in there is related with the temple.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Mohanlal film Red Chillies Trailer Open with

Mohanlal's Red Chillies, directed by Shaji Kailas is carrying high expectations on it. The script of the movie is handled by A K Sajan. After the debacle of their last venture Alibhai, the team of Mohanlal and Shaji Kailas has to strike here to prove that they are still good team to produce hits like Narasimham and Aaram Thampuran.
Scriptwriter A.K. Sajan has a special talent to explore the fascinations of a campus. It is evident from his previous venture Chintamani Kola Case that features nine wild girls in a Medical college 'Mirchi Girls' who are accused of the murder of a college mate Chinthamani. This notorious gang of campus girls was an interesting point of this investigative thriller, donning Suresh Gopi as an enigmatic criminal lawyer.Following the same genre of presenting models as female gangs, A.K. Sajan has once again come up with another script named Red Chillies that will star a gang of nine ladies. This time, these nine ladies will play radio jockeys. Superstar Mohanlal will play Omar, their net friend in this movie.
Produced under the banner of Rajaputhra Movies, Red Chillies is a murder mystery revolving around a gang of nine Radio Jockeys working with FM 919.1. Mohanlal's character is named Omar, an NRI businessman settled in the Gulf and running this radio station in Kerala. Omar is an impeccable personality with multi-lingual talents; he can speak English, Arabic and Malayalam fluently. All his female staff are madly in love with him and he always communicates through e-mails to his female jockeys. On a New Year eve, he promises that he will reveal his love for one of them. But in a terrible twist in the plot, they are murdered one by one.Interestingly, Malayalam playback singer Ranjini Jose is making her first appearance on the silver screen with this film. She plays the main character Isabella, one of the nine Radio Jockeys. She has also rendered songs for her character. Also in the cast are Vijaya Raghavan, Thilakan, Jagadeesh, Manian Pillai Raju and Sreekumar. Music is by Vinu Abraham and camera by Shaji. Red Chillies, directed by Shaji Kailas, is the first release by superstar Mohanlal in 2009. Official Partner of ANIYUG'09  has been selected as the online official partner of Aniyug 2009 . Which is to be conducted on 5th and 6th Feb 2009 at EMS library , Kakkanad, Ernakulam, Kerala, India. In association with Information and Broadcasting Ministry Govt. Of India . The cartoon Animation festival.

Cartoon artistry has attained breath-taking eminence in present times. The present day cartoon animator is an indispensable part of any web designing or graphics team. Keeping pace with the times, the Kerala Cartoon Academy is committed to unleash the power of cartoons as a medium of art as well as a serious career option to budding talents and art professionals, alike.
ANIYUG 09 would focus on the rapidly increasing career opportunities in the world of animation and allied streams of the art of cartooning. The two-day event is slated to provide a never-before platform for the interface of the industry and academic institutions with the young talents and professional artists.
At this juncture, we take immense pleasure in extending our warm invitation to you to ANIYUG 2009, scheduled to be held on the 5th & 6th February 2009 at EMS Library, Kakkanad, Ernakulam Kerala. The Festival is jointly organized by the Kerala Cartoon Academy and Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India in collaboration with EMS Library, Toon Arts India, Malayala Manorama Multimedia, AAT-Chennai, Toons Animation,and InCreation. We can already assure you an enriching and out-and-out hilarious experience at ANIYUG 2009 !

Kavya Madhavan Getting Marrieid on february 5th at Sri mookambika Temple

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ex.American President Bill Clinton to act with Santoshsivan's new movie.

Ex.American President Bill Clinton to act with Santoshsivan's new movie. clinton is acting as clinton in this picture. They are planning to start the movie in Madyapradesh. The movie is having a serious matter as its theme. The other formalities will be finished by the end of Feb 2009.

Gracy Singh with Mammootty for Loud speaker

Gracy Singh, of 'Lagaan' fame, who has also acted in films such as 'Gangajal', 'Munnabhai MBBS' and 'Armaan', is all set to make her entry into Mollywood.The actress will pair up with Mammootty in 'Loud Speaker', to be directed by Jayaraj and scripted by Ranjith.K.U.Mohanan, who has been the cinematographer of films such as 'Aaja Nachle', 'Don', 'English August' and 'Samay', will be cranking the camera for 'Loud Speaker'.

Popular stars such as Jagathy, Nedumudi Venu, Cochin Haneefa, Salim Kumar and Suraaj Venjaramoodu would be part of the cast. 

'Casanova' to start this April

Director Roshan Andrews (of 'Notebook', 'Udayannanu Thaaram' fame) will start shooting for his second Lal starrer ‘Casanova' from the second week of this April. The movie will feature Lakshmi Rai, Priyanaka and five super models.
The movie is planned as a romantic thriller where the protagonist believes that love can cure crime. In fact, Lal is playing the role of a businessman who makes big money with the flower business based on Vienna. The movie will be one of the most costliest film in Mollywood and will be completed in around 10 crores. Majority of the shooting for Casanova '' will be completed at Vienna and other European nations.The pooja of the movie was held last weekend at Bangalore, which was attended by all important film personalities who consistently keep in touch with Lal.
Reports say that Arya has given bulk dates for 40 days for 'Casanova'. 'Casanova' is Roshan Andrews' third film, after 'Udayananu Tharam' (re-made in Tamil as 'Vellithira') and 'Notebook' and is produced by the Confident Group. The script is by Sanjay and Bobby. 

Shobhana to accompany Sagar Alias Jackie

National Award winning actress Shobhana, who is recently busy with her biggest passion, dance, will shortly make a comeback to Mollywood with the Mohanlal movie 'Saagar Alias Jackey, Reloaded '. This costume action drama directed by Amal Neerad will feature Shobhana in a important role, though not as the heroine.
Shobhana has also signed herself for a movie titled ''Naale'' directed by debutante Manu.The movie will have Dileep as her co-star.

Mohanlal & Blessy- Together again Film Named " KANAL"

Mohanlal after the classic Thanmatra with Blessy, has once again given him priority dates. The duo is back with their untitled film in which Mohanlal will play a lorry driver travelling through the high ranges of Kerala.
The shoot of the film will start in Ernakulam on February 10 and then shift to Coimbatore and Marayoor. Bhumika is Mohanlal’s heroine in the film which will also have Lakshmy Gopalasami in an important role along with Bharat Gopi’s son Murali. Noted cameraman Ajay Vincent is making comeback to Malayalam with this film after 20 years. The film is likely to be completed in one schedule and will be Mohanlal’s summer release in May. The film is produced by Ragam Movies Raju Mallaickal. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

film Kancheepurathe Kalyanam

Suresh Gopi and Mukesh is said to be the main characters in the film Kancheepurathe Kalyanam. Navaneeth Kaur and Fresh face Anu is doing the heroine character in the film. Under Jyothirgamaya banner Soman pallattu is the director. Lyrics by : Vayalar sarathchadravarma and Music by. M.Jayachandran. 
By Jan.19th 2009 Pooja recording will be conducted on Hotel Highway Garden, Kochi. And shooting will be started by Feb 5th. Near Ottapalam, Palakkad

Friday, January 16, 2009

Remembering Prem Nazir 'The Evergreen Hero'

Twenty years ago, on January 16, Prem Nazir faded away from the silver screen for one last time. Nevertheless, memories of him remain evergreen. With over 600 films as hero to his credit and that too with more than 100 films opposite the same heroine; starring with over 80 heroines and an average of 39 releases a year, it might be tempting to limit Nazir’s remarkable career to world records and statistics. But figures alone cannot explain the phenomenon that he was.
Nazir may not have been the ciritics’ favourite and he may not have won too many awards, but he conquered Malayali hearts like no actor did, before or after. He was quite simply, there first superstar; their first romantic hero. 
Nazir has often been dismissed, sometimes too easily, as just a star and not an ‘actor’. But even his harshest critics could not have ignored his powerful performances in films such as ‘Iruttinte Athmavu,’ ‘Kallichellamma,’ ‘Dhawani,’ ‘Murappennu,’ ‘Anubhavangal Palichakal,’ ‘Padayottam,’ ‘Vida Parayum Munpe,’ ‘Azhakulla Saleena,’ and ‘Nadi.’ 
The man who made his debut in Malayalam Cinema with ‘Marumakal’ in 1952 ended his career, rather unexpectedly, with ‘Dhwani’ in 1989. 
People in the industry used to comment that Nazir’s face was expressionless. Little did they realize that he was then doing what we now call natural acting. And he did at a time when there was an overwhelming influence of theatre in our cinema. 

Mammootty's latest film title is Handsome!

Yes the megastar in real life one of the most handsome actors in Indian cinema is going to play a high profile techie in the film set in the IT city of Bangalore.The film is directed by Girish, a former assistant of noted director Shyamaprasad and Lal jose. He had narrated his script to Mammootty while he was assisting Shyamaprasad during the shoot of Ore Kadal Says director Girish: \" Only Mammoo ka can play the title role in Handsome, about the IT culture and its pitfalls in a city like Bangalore. 
He is playing Vysakh a techie the pivot around which the whole film revolves. The film is a commercial thriller\"The producer of the film is Hussain who last produced the Lal Jose film Arabikatha under the banner of Micro Coms. The shoot of the film will start in March in Bangalore. 

Amrita Malayalam Film Awards 2009

Amrita TV, one of the leading Malayalam TV channels and the only satellite channel in India to have earned 29 State Awards for excellence in TV, will host the fifth annual Amrita Film Awards extravaganza on 21st February at Thiruvananthapuram Chandrasekhar Stadium, one of largest open air stadiums in Kerala.The channel has already called for entries that will be short-listed by public voting, jury opinion and nominations. Some of the key award categories in AFA 2009 are best film, direction, acting (male/ female), script, music, lyrics, song (male/ female), cinematography, editing, costume, art and make-up. Besides these conventional categories, Amrita TV has also included some innovative categories that will be announced by the jury.
The channel says AFA 2009 will be an entertainment event like never before with performances by artistes and troupes from Bollywood, Kollywood and Mollywood. Over 30,000 people are expected to attend the show.The previous winners of the 2008 awards include Mammootty (actor), Meera Jasmine (actress), Arabikkatha (film), Shyamaprasad (director), Ouseppachan (music director) and Sreenivasan (screenplay). 

‘Yugapurushan' to start this 21 with Mammooty and Mohan lal

Director R Sukumaran, famous for his works like 'Paadamudhra' and ‘Rajashilpi', will start shooting for his new movie 'Yugapurushan' based on the life of social reformer Sreenarayanaguru, from the 21st of this month.The movie which will feature superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal together after their immensely successful 20:20, will start canning at Ottappalam with Tamil actor 'Thalaivaasal Vijay' in the title character.The makers have finalized upon the actor to do the role of Guru, after considering many faces including that of Mammootty who humbly requested the producers to find some lesser known person to do the role, just because of the familiarity of the face of the guru.Mammootty will now appear as K C Kuttan, a contemporary activist of guru's period who stood by the principles and teachings of Gurudevan in his entire life. Mohanlal will be donning the character of Swamy Vivekanandha while Babu Antony will be in the role of Ayyankaali. Navya Nair will be in the female lead as an important role of Savithri Antharjanan, in the movie.
The movie expected to get completed in a budget of 5 crores will have a special track led by Jagathy Sreekumar and Salim kumar.‘Yugupurushan’ produced by A V Anoop will get its shoot completed in three schedules, planned at Kannur, Ottappalam and nearby places. 

Sreenivasan and Meena are together again

Remember that Sreenivasan and Meena have done super hit films like Udayananu Tharam and Katha Parayumbol.Now the popular pair is back in Katha Sumvidhanam Kunchacko, directed by Haridas Kesavan.In the film Sreenivasan plays the central character of Kunchacko, a self made millionaire who made it from nowhere.He has a large family of brothers, sister and brother-in-law- Ganesh, Prem Kumar, Sudhish, Sona Nair and Lakshmi Priya, who live off him.Kunchacko due to his empire building had no time to get married.
One day he surprises everybody by marrying Ann Mary played by Meena, and everything changes.The film is written by Dennis Joseph and has Jagathy, Nedumudi Venu Siddique and others in the supporting cast. M.Jayachandran is the music director.The film made under the banner of Marvel Productions is being distributed by Time Ads.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Geetha Vijayan again to ‘Harihar Nagar'

Geetha Vijayan who is now cornered to character roles, treasures her debut role of Maya in the super hit ‘In Harihar Nagar’ as the best thing that happened to her, in the industry. This biggest hit of the nineties projected her to stardom and she bagged a number of lead roles in many films of the time. But with in a couple of years, the actress who failed to create any notable hits thereafter ,slumped off to smaller roles that were never promising enough for one, who has such a good start.
Any how, Geetha Vijayan is again getting a chance to play the same role in the new sequel to the ‘In Harihar Nagar’ titled ‘Harihar Nagar-2’. The movie which features Lakshmi Rai in the lead will also have Geetha Vijayan's Maya as an important character. ‘Hariharhar Nagar -2’ planned to be on theatres by this Vishu is fast progressing with its shoot at Kochi. The movie is the first independent venture in direction of actor-producer Lal. 

Priyanka in heroine-centric films

Malayalee actress Priyanka, who recently made a TV appearance in 'Idea Star Singer', a popular reality show in Kerala aired by Asianet TV, is extremely lucky! She was launched in 2006 with the much-acclaimed Bharath starrer Veyyil, the first-ever Tamil film screened at Cannes as part of Cannes Film Festival 2007. Remember the hit song of the film "Uruguthey maruguthey orae parvayaley"? Now, Priyanka is making steady progress in her career and getting chosen for heroine-centric films.Have you heard of the Malayalam film Vilambam, the poignant tale of a gang-raped girl and her fight for justice? The film has not yet been released in India, but has been screened at several international film festivals where it was critically acclaimed by international film critics and pundits. It's Priyanka's first film in Malayalam. 

Vilambam has made everyone in the industry take notice of Priyanka’s acting skills and her ability. Though the film has an impressive lineup of veterans like Thilakan, Biju Menon and Suhasini, the focus is always on Priyanka and there are only two scenes in which she does not appear, which is something quite rare for a heroine! Following this, she has bagged meaty roles in Bipin Prabhakar’s Samastakeralam P.O. opposite Jayaram and National award winning director T.V. Chandran’s Bhoomi Malayalam opposite Suresh Gopi. Both films have already completed post production works and are now expected to release in January 2009. 

Not just Malayalam films, Priyanka has also secured a prominent role in the forthcoming Vanam Partha Seemaiyile (Tamil), whose audio will be released soon. The film is considered as a catapult that will elevate Priyanka’s status in Kollywood. Priyanka says she is no hurry and would rather wait for a meaningful role rather than work in some run-of-the-mill movie. We wish this brilliant actress the best of luck.