Indie Filmmakers To Approach Court Against International Film Festival Of Kerala

A group of indie filmmakers has launched a social media campaign against the International Film Festival Of Kerala (IFFK), alleging that the festival’s film selection committee has been flouting rules and rejecting films without viewing them. On Facebook page, Reform The IFFK, the filmmakers say that they were going to file e legal petition against the film festival to get the current selection lists of Indian and Malayalam films cancelled. They demand that the Academy to reconstitute the panels and make fresh and fair selections. The filmmakers also allege that the Chalachitra Academy was favouring commercial films over independent arthouse films. 

‘This Is The Bronze Age Of Malayalam Cinema. I Won’t Call It The Golden Age. We Are Not There Yet’: Geetu Mohandas

Moothon stars Nivin Pauly, Roshan Mathew, Sobhita Dhulipala and Shashank Arora, and is a tale of a boy from the serene islands of Lakshadweep running away to Mumbai in search of his elder brother – moothon.We caught up with the director whose debut feature Liar’s Dice premiered at the Mumbai Film Festival in 2013 and screened at Sundance 2014.

Writer-Director Raghunath Paleri To Star In Antony Varghese’s ‘Aanaparambile World Cup’

Veteran screenwriter and filmmaker Raghunath Paleri, who was  recently seen in a cameo in Shanavas K Bavakkutty’s Thottappan, is part of the cast of Aanaparambile World Cup, a comedy-drama directed by Nikhil Premraj. The film has Antony Varghese playing the lead role, as a football coach. The shooting of the film is going on in Malappuram.

Jallikattu Review: A Visceral, Disorienting, Man vs Animal Film, That’s About More Than It Lets On

We get a day in the life of these people – Varkey (Chemban Vinod Jose) the butcher – his daytime job among flesh, and his night time secret forays into homes for flesh of another kind, his apprentice Anthony (Antony Varghese), Varkey’s sister Sophie (Santhy Balachandran), an abusive police inspector and his violently frustrated wife, a man whose daughter is getting engaged, a pacifist Catholic who likes to go by the book, Kuttachan, a local hero with personal grudges and a history of enmity with Anthony.

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.

Lucifer, Kumbalangi Nights, Jallikkattu: What To Watch Out For In 2019

This year, a number of major releases awaits the Malayalam film audience. Among the films lining up to hit the screens in the first two months are Nine-9, directed by Jenuse Mohammad and produced by Prithviraj Sukumaran, Haneef Adeni’s Mikhael where Nivin Pauly plays the lead role, and Arun Gopi’s Irupathiyonnam Noottandu which features Pranav Mohanlal. Director Jis Joy’s Vijay Superum Pournamiyum, a remake of the Telugu superhit Pellichoopulu, will hit the screens in the second week of January. The film, a romantic-comedy, has Aishwarya Lekshmi and Asif Ali playing the lead roles.

Personal Tales, Relationships In Focus: 8 Best Malayalam Movies Of 2018

There have been few films this year that possess the wild energy of Sleeplessly Yours, visually as well as in terms of the narrative.  Sleeplessly Yours, a low-budget indie film directed by Gautham Soorya and Sudeep Elamon, premiered at the 23rd International Film Festival Of Kerala.  Two young lovers decide to spend five nights without sleep, and by the end of it, their romantic utopia comes crashing down as sleep deprivation exhausts their body and mind.

Here Are The Top Stories Of The Week

Whether it’s a trailer launch or any film event, star kids like Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Varun Dhawan will continue to be asked questions on casting couch and nepotism, in the hope of getting a salacious quote.Cinematographer-director BR Vijayalakshmi is going through the Friday pangs after a break of 23 years, but says it still feels like yesterday that she was awaiting the release of her debut directorial Paattu Paadava.  Abhiyum Anuvum/Abhiyude Katha Anuvinteyum, her sophomore Tamil-Malayalam bilingual with Tovino Thomas and Piaa Bajpai in the lead, released this week.

Sooraj Pancholi’s Next Is Not A Remake; Mandira Bedi’s Poetic Role In ‘Vodka Diaries’

Sen, 93, the widow of thespian Utpal Dutt, left behind her daughter.  During a long career on the stage, she acted in iconic plays like Nabanna (1944), based on the Great Bengal famine where she played the female lead role, and Kallol(1965), set in the backdrop of the 1946 naval mutiny.The prevailing opinion at present is that the success of actor Diljit Dosanjh has made turbaned sikh stars more acceptable to the Indian audience. “Diljit paaji is opening the door for us with films like Udta Punjab and Phillauri. “People loved him everywhere.

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 […]