‘Don 3’ In The Works; Rima Kallingal’s Metro Film

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.

Question unfair and degrading traditions, says actress Rima Kallingal on Sabarimala issue

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.

‘Not All Books Can Be Adapted, But If They Can, Why Not!’: The Manu S Pillai Interview

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.

Anna Rajan Trolled For Comment On Mammootty: It’s Time Male Stars Reined In Their Abusive Fans

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.

Coming Soon, A Women’s Collective In The Malayalam Film Industry

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. 

Kaadu Pookkunna Neram & Visaaranai Compete For BAFTA Nominations

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.

Aashiq Abu’s Rani Padmini Begins On April 20

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.

Joyful Mystery Review: A Fascinating Comedy on Modern Romance Past the Honeymoon Phase

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.

Kerala Actor Abduction Case: Kerala HC Rejects Plea to Transfer Trial

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.”