Director-writer Muhsin Parari’s next film, titled Thallumala, will be produced by director-producer Aashiq Abu and actor Rima Kallingal. The film, starring Tovino Thomas and Soubin Shahir in the lead roles, is co-written by Ashraf Hamsa who directed Thamasha (2019).
Mamtha Mohandas, in a recent interview with The Times Of India, said that women who get into trouble are ‘responsible’ for it and that pretty women are more susceptible to attacks.
Malayalam actress Rima Kallingal, who is also part of Mollywood’s Women in Cinema Collective, is all praises for Frances McDormand, who won the Oscar for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri yesterday.
“I am a feminist and my feminism started with a fish fry,” that’s how Malayalam actress Rima Kallingal started her TEDx Talk on ‘Changing Gender Discrimination in the Movie Industry.’ The event was recently held in Thiruvananthapuram.
#Metoo, an online campaign exposing sexual assault and harassment is getting bigger and stronger by the day. The latest to join the movement are Malayalam actresses Parvathy and Rima Kallingal.
Malayalam actress Rima Kallingal is all set to play the female lead in a movie inspired by the recently launched Kochi Metro. The actress will play a salesgirl who happens to be a huge fan of E Sreedharan, the retired Engineering Service officer popularly known as the “Metro Man”.
Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who is debuting as producer in the digital space with web series, Inside Edge, said that there is more freedom in the digital format. “It (digital format) gives you an extra amount of freedom…But eventually, it comes back to your aesthetics and sensibilities as you don’t go all out showing everything just because you have got freedom on digital platform,” Farhan told PTI.
Rima Kallingal will next be seen in a social satire, titled Abhaasam. The film will be directed by debutante Jubith Namdarath, and will also feature Suraj Venjaramoodu, Sheetal Shyam, Indrans in pivotal roles.
Actress-danseuse Rima Kallingal is one of the few Mollywood celebrities who has voiced opinion on the ongoing Sabarimala debate. “I am glad to be living in a time where this debate is happening. Let it be known and let it become common practise that you can question unfair and degrading traditions. Let everyone find their voice and self, irrespective of gender, class and religion. Let us look at the larger picture,” Rima wrote on her Facebook page on September 3.
Women in Kerala gathered on the New Year to form a 620 km long human chain in support of gender equality and to promise to hold tight to the renaissance values. A brainchild of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the wall comes in the wake of the Sabarimala protests.
Baahubali producer Shobu Yarlagadda’s production house Arka Mediaworks will adapt Manu S Pillai’s award-winning book The Ivory Throne: Chronicles of The House of Travancore into an original series.In an e-mail interview to Silverscreen, Manu speaks about about the deal, why he thinks the series will resonate among all and how he’s always thought that Parvathy and Rima Kallingal would essay the two principal female characters if the book ever became a film or series.
Director Aashiq Abu, who along with his actor wife Rima Kallingal runs the production house ‘OPM Cinemas’ has announced that all future projects undertaken by the company will have an Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) to address the grievances of women working on them.
Curiously, it is not just Mammootty’s fans who are abusing Rima Kallingal and Anna Rajan, but fans of actors such as Dileep, who is one of the accused in a high-profile sexual abuse case, and also, Mohanlal.On Tuesday, September 26, Anna Rajan posted a happy note on Facebook, stating how grateful she was to actor Mammootty who called her on the phone and consoled her.
For the first time in the Malayalam film industry, a women’s collective is being formed. According to a Southlive news report, actress Manju Warrier, national award-winning editor Beena Paul, filmmaker Vidhu Vincent, and actresses Rima Kallingal and Sajitha Madathil are the founding members of this organisation.
“We can’t share any detail at this moment since nothing is finalized yet. We have started brainstorming. We will be meeting the chief minister today evening,” Beena Paul told Silverscreen.in.
A press note will be released soon, she added.
The Malayalam film Kaadu Pookkunna Neram is competing for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award nominations this year in the Best Foreign Language Cinema category. Written and directed by Dr Biju Damodaran, the film revolves around the conflict between the forces of authority and activists who fight for the rights of marginalised. Starring Rima Kallingal, Indrajith Sukumuran, Kaadu Pookkunna Neram released this September to critical acclaim.
Sung by P Jayachandran, the veteran playback singer, and yesteryear’s star singer Minmini, this melodious song is from the film Chirakodinja Kinavukal, a spoof-comedy. Composed by Deepak Dev, the video has Kunchakko Boban and Rima Kallingal taking a dig at the popular romantic song videos in Malayalam.
Aashiq, who entered Mollywood with Daddy Cool in 2009, shot to fame with the critically acclaimed 22 Female Kottayam which was released in 2012.The film has Rima Kallingal and Manju Warrier playing the titular roles – Rani and Padmini.It had Rima Kallingal, who later became his life partner, playing a Bangalore-based nurse seeking revenge against the men who sexually and emotionally assaulted her.
In a scene from Don’s previous film, 1956, Central Travancore, an old man at a toddy parlour rebukes a youngster who said he wanted to live like ‘the birds of the sky’ who don’t sow or reap, “You cannot interpret the holy book the way you like! ” Here, the title Joyful Mystery is a playful reference to the Bible, the part where Virgin Mary comes to know of her pregnancy.
The trial in the case of the abduction and sexual assault of a Malayalam actor will resume in the Additional Special Sessions Court in Ernakulam, after nearly three month. One of the main accused in the case is actor Dileep.
The Kerala government has challenged the High Court’s decision in the Malayalam actor abuse and abduction case, in which Dileep is the eighth accused, by filing a Special Leave Petition with the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The Kerala High Court had earlier dismissed pleas to transfer the trial.
A. Sureshan, the special prosecutor of the abduction and sexual assault case of a female Malayalam actor, resigned on Monday and returned the briefs to the Additional Chief Secretary of the Kerala government, reported Live Law. The resignation comes in the wake of the Kerala High Court’s refusal to transfer the trial to another court.
The Kerala High Court on Friday rejected the plea to transfer the trial in the case of the abduction and sexual assault case of a female Malayalam actor. Malayalam actor Dileep is the accused mastermind in the case.
The court observed that there were no sustainable grounds to transfer the case. The court also rejected the prosecution’s request to stay the case for a week so that it could appeal to the Supreme Court on the basis that it would not be proper.
Justice VG Arun was reported by Bar and Bench as saying, “It goes without saying that unless the Court and the prosecutor work in sync, it will result in either the guilty escaping from the clutches of law or the innocent being punished. I am confident in the endeavour to reach the truth and render justice, the Special Public Prosecutor and the defence lawyers will work in tandem as is expected of them. For the reasons mentioned above, I find no sustainable ground to allow the prayer for transfer. Consequently, the transfer petitions are dismissed.”
Actor Soubin Shahir, who predominantly works in Malayalam films, released the first look poster of his upcoming film American Junction on Sunday. The film is directed by Prem Sreekumar.
After filing a sexual assault case against Malayalam actor Dileep, the victim who was abducted in 2017 and the prosecutors of the case moved the Kerala High Court to transfer the trial to another court. After hearing the plea on Friday, the court said it would hear the matter again on November 2.
Director Aashiq Abu announced his next film Naradhan on Instagram on Sunday and unveiled the poster of the film.