Silverscreen Recommendation: Here’s Why Lijo Jose Pellissery’s ‘Double Barrel’ Was Ahead Of Its Time

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.

Arya-Prithvi-Indrajith Starrer Double Barrel First Teaser Sparks Fireworks

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 […]

Pearle Maaney Debuts In Nandini Reddy’s Next

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 and Prithviraj To Team Up

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.

Churuli Review: Lijo Jose Pellissery Leads Viewers Down a Path to Nowhere 

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.

French Biriyani Review: A True Confluence Of Characters, But Needed More Fleshing Out

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.

The Renganaath Ravee Interview: ‘Background Music Should Not Be Used To Eliminate Silence In Films’

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.

‘Jallikkattu Is About The Beast In Man’: A Conversation With Filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellissery

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.

Mupparimanam Vs Kuttram 23 : A Preview Of This Week’s New Releases

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.

Manju Warrier To Play A Mohanlal Fan In IDI Director’s Next

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. 

Inji Iduppazhagi Wrapped Up

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.

Actor-Director Rakshit Shetty Starrer, Multilingual ‘Avane Sriman Narayana’ First Look Poster Out Now

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.

Jayaram Interview: “Acting Is Always Fun”

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.