Back when the new-wave of Malayalam cinema was fading and most filmmakers were still trying different permutations and combinations of non-linear and hyperlink narratives, Pellissery picked the latter and applied it to a genre alien to Malayalam cinema – spoof.Double Barrel starred Prithviraj, Indrajith, Arya, Asif Ali, Sunny Wayne… and the tagline ‘No punches, only gunshots’ made for a perfect punchline in Malayalam.
A star-packed film is all set to hit the screens this month. Double Barrel, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, is a comedy-thriller with Prithviraj, Indrajith, Arya, Sunny Wayne, Asif Ali and Swati Reddy playing the lead roles. It has a stellar supporting cast that includes Isha Sharvani, Rachana Narayanankutty, Pearle Maaney, Sajid Yahiya, Vijay Babu, Chemban Vinod Jose and director Anil Radhakrishnan […]
Malavika Nair, who has worked in movies such as Cuckoo and Yevade Subramanyam, plays the leading lady in this untitled romantic entertainer. Nair was chosen for the role after Nandini reportedly went through the profiles of over 400 actresses.Actress Pearle Maaney, who was recently seen in the Malayalam film Double Barrel, has been roped in as the second heroine in filmmaker B.
Arya is in talks to play a crucial role in the Malayalam movie, Double Barrel, also starring Prithviraj. Fahad Faasil, who was supposed to be a part of the project, pulled out due to undisclosed reasons. And it is for his role that the makers are trying to rope in Arya. While nothing is concrete as yet, we hear the actor is seriously considering the offer and will make a final decision soon.
Not very long after the premiere of Jallikattu, Lijo made his next film, Churuli which is set in a similar milieu ﹣a remote forest village full of men with a talent for violence.The film opens with a woman’s voice-over narrating to a young man (or a boy) the story of a brahmin who, while looking for a mischievous minion named perumaadan, got trapped in an unending spiral inside a forest.
Kuruthi, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Roshan Mathew and directed by Manu Warrier, will begin shooting on December 9, 2020.
Like Danish Sait’s Twitter videos through this lockdown, his new film French Biriyani, directed by Pannaga Bharana and written by Avinash Balekkala is, as its name suggests, a true confluence of characters.There is Urdu, a distinct Bangalore flavoured Hindi, Kannada and I think I heard some Tamil as well that forms the multicultural melting pot that is the city in a silly comedy that mixes both language and slapstick with a missing baggage and mistaken identity. It’s silly alright.
In an exclusive interview to Silverscreen, the two-time Kerala State Film Award-winning audiographer talks about his career in films that spans over a decade – across the Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam film industries – on using sync sound, and returning to his hometown Kochi for an upcoming documentary directorial.
Kalidas Jayaram’s upcoming movie Happy Sardar will release during Onam. The actor essays the role of a Sikh character in the film. The shooting for the movie is currently under progress.
Kalidas Jayaram will play a Sikh character in his newly announced movie Happy Sardar. The movie is being planned as an Onam release.
The protagonist Appu’s transformation from “I am not up for rowdy-ism” to “This will be my first ‘quotation’ work,” pretty much sums up the plot of Irupathiyonnaam Noottandu. In his second outing as an actor, Pranav Mohanlal plays Appu – another character on the run from villains.
Prithviraj Sukumaran’s new movie 9 is a testament to the actor’s love for cinema and novelty. Given that the movie is a horror thriller – a genre most leading men stay away from, the actor has ventured into it for the third time and that too within a span of 2 years after Adam Joan and Ezra.
The filmmaker’s career graph though, doesn’t suggest this self-confessed indolence. Six films and eight years in the film industry later, Lijo Jose Pellissery is now one of the most acclaimed filmmakers in Malayalam, constantly pushing his own bar and exploring new narrative terrains with every new film.
The 35th Jerusalem Film Festival will start today with the screening of The Unorthodox. Here’s all that you need to know about the festival which will run till August 5.
The two scenes are tied together, as though the procession is taking place in his head. In his dreams, Vavachan had imagined his funeral happening on a bright sunny day, but fate has another plans. As the movie proceeds, the noose around Eeshi’s neck tightens, and the weather in Chellanam goes from cloudy to stormy and rainy.
When asked why the movie features so many newcomers, director Lijo told The New Indian Express that the movie is about the lives of people in and around the town of Angamaly in Kerala, and does not have a central lead.The film’s teaser on YouTube has been widely watched since its launch in the first week of February, with the teaser nearly crossing a million views in the first 48 hours of its release.
Actress Manju Warrier will play the lead in the second directorial of actor-director Sajid Yahiya, whose debut film IDI, starring Jayasurya, was released three weeks ago. According to a Times Of India report, the film will revolve around a woman who is ‘deeply influenced by actor Mohanlal’s onscreen persona’. The film, has therefore, been titled Mohanlal.
Vijay Sethupathi’s next film is titled, Kavan. The film has Sethupathi teaming up with actress Madonna Sebastien, and T Rajendar and will be directed by K V Anand. Produced by AGS, the movie is an entertainer and is written by the writer duo SuBha.
According to a ToI report, a source from the team said, “Unlike the previous two movies in which he played cameos, The Great Father has him in a full-length role which is as pivotal as Mammootty’s.Starring Mammootty and Sneha, the movie is directed by debutant Haneef Adhani and will have music has been composed by Gopi Sundar.
Shooting of director Prakash Kovelamudi’s upcoming bilingual movie Inji Iduppazhagi (Size Zero in Telugu) has been completed and post-production work is happening at a rapid pace, according to the official press release. Inji Iduppazhagi is a romantic story that revolves around the ‘size-zero’ concept.
The first look poster of actor-director Rakshit Shetty starrer Avane Sriman Narayana is out now. The film helmed by debut director Sachin Ravi is being bankrolled by Pushkara Mallikarjunaiah and HK Prakash, under their Pushkar Films and Shree Devi Entertainers banners. The film features Rakshit as a corrupt police officer in a fictional town named ‘Amaravathi’ in Karnataka back in the ’80s.
In no time at all, an angry mob was attacking his house at night, demanding apologies. “It’s a strange stage in life,” says Jayaram. “Most of my colleagues aren’t around anymore.When I point out that many felt he outperformed Kamal Haasan in their combination scenes in Uthama Villain, Jayaram smiles, “That scene where I tell him about his daughter, that was shot in a single take.