The shooting for Kuruthi, the upcoming Malayalam film starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shine Tom Chacko and Roshan Mathew, was wrapped up on Monday.
Malayalam actor-producer Dulquer Salmaan announced his fourth production, Adi, which will star actors Shine Tom Chacko, Ahaana Krishna and Dhruvan. The film will be directed by Pramod Vijayan.
Malayalam film Love, starring Rajisha Vijayan and Shine Tom Chacko, has been slated to release in theatres in the Gulf on October 15 with Covid-19 related safety measures in place. It will become the first Indian film to release in cinemas post lockdown, producer Ashiq Usman posted on social media, on Wednesday.
Actor Sobhita Dhulipala, who has to her credit acclaimed films and web series such as Raman Raghav 2.0, Amazon Prime’s Made In Heaven and Geetu Mohandas’ Moothon, is part of Kurup, a crime drama directed by Srinath Rajendran. Dulquer Salmaan plays the protagonist in the film, which is a period drama based on the real story of Sukumara Kurup, a fugitive who escaped from the police after burning to death a man named Chacko in 1984. The film’s cast includes Indrajith Sukumaran, Shine Tom Chacko and Krrish.
Love, a thriller directed by Khalid Rahman of Anuraga Karikkin Vellam and Unda, is a grim, flagrantly mediocre film made up of an excess of macro close-ups and slow-motion motion shots used to stretch the narrative out to clock the feature film length.The Malayalam film industry, crippled by the year-long lockdown is in dire need for a revival, but there isn’t a lack of good content for a viewer, thanks to digital platforms.
Kuruthi, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Roshan Mathew and directed by Manu Warrier, will begin shooting on December 9, 2020.
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.
The trailer of actors Jacob Gregory and Anupama Parameswaran starrer Maniyarayile Ashokan dropped on Friday. Helmed by debutant Shamzu Zayba, the film has been bankrolled by Dulquer Salmaan under his Wayfarer Films banner along with Gregory. This is the first time the lead actors have associated with Dulquer as producer although they have associated as actors for films prior to this. It is skipping a theatrical release and hitting Netflix directly on Onam, which falls on 31 August.
Actors Jacob Gregory and Anupama Parameswaran starrer Maniyarayile Ashokan will skip the theatrical release and release directly on Netflix. Helmed by debutant Shamzu Zayba, and bankrolled by Dulquer Salmaan under his Wayfarer Films banner along with Gregory, the film will premiere on Onam, which falls on 31 August. This is the first time the lead actors will be associating with Dulquer as producer although they have associated as actors for films prior to this.
Actor Dulquer Salmaan, on Thursday, launched the logo of his film production company, Wayfarer Films. The logo, which has an image of an adult and a child, is ‘a little hat tip to a special someone’, said the actor in a note posted on social media. “I hope we can do that in the cinema we produce and are a part of. I’ve never been more excited about a venture of mine. I really wish to continue to entertain all of you with not just films where I play the lead, but also content I want to back and stories I want to tell,” he wrote.
The young man, pushed around and subjected to heinous casteist harassment at work, speaks in a tone of weird self-pity (“I joined the police because I wanted some respect”), without the slightest hint of anger. In the final moments, the film flutters between reality and a kind of absurd comedy – which is, nevertheless, thoroughly enjoyable – echoing the moral of an old fable that any kind of crisis can be overcome if people worked together.
This weekend, Nenjamundu Nermaiyundu Odu Raja, Suttu Pudika Utharavu and Game Over (in Telugu and Hindi too) release in Tamil, Unda in Malayalam, and Khamoshi in Hindi.
The hip song featured in the morning after the fateful night, which acts as a narrative divider, doesn’t really reflect the mindsets of Sachi and Vasudha, but tells you of the uber-cool feminist commentary the film has in store.The long-winded first half of Ishq, where Sachi is caught between a sense of mortal fear and his responsibility to protect Vasudha who is nervously perched in the backseat of the car, is eerily similar to what Sexy Durga’s Kabir undergoes.
Mammootty is set to collaborate with writer Haneef Adeni for a third time, for the action drama Ameer, directed by Vinod Vijayan. The film is set in Dubai, and features Mammootty as a don.
Mammootty is currently shooting in Wayanad for his upcoming film Unda. Directed by Khalid Rahman of Anuraga Karikkin Vellam fame, the movie will see the actor in the role of a sub inspector.
At 67, Muhammad Kutty Paniparambil Ismail, or Mammootty, is working on more films than any of his contemporary stars in the south. He has six films – Peranbu, Yatra, Maamaankam, Madhura Raja, Pathinettam Padi and Unda – currently scheduled for release. This, at a time when even Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, Ajith and Vijay release only one film a year.
It’s an Imtiaz Ali film, so one can expect a foreign location, a bubbly, manic pixie heroine and a slightly lost hero who gains more clarity after falling in love.A romantic-comedy, the film was initially named The Ring, a far cry from the horror film. The story revolves around Harry and Sejal, set in Europe.
Speaking at the film’s trailer and audio launch in Hyderabad, as reported by The Hans India, Sreesanth said the film was about racing, love friendship, and the relationship between a brother and sister.In Ayaal Sasi, directed by Sajin Babu, actor Sreenivasan plays the titular role of Sasi. From the trailer, the story seems to revolve around an artist who seeks attention.
The Prithviraj-Indrajith collaboration, Tiyaan, will not release on June 29 as earlier announced. The film ran into censorship issues, and has been postponed.
Kunchako Boban will play the lead role in Siddharth Bharathan’s next. Titled Varnyathil Aashanka, the film will see Boban in a rustic avatar.