Jayasurya’s ‘Jilebi’ started rolling

remya-and-Jayasoorya‘Jilebi’ featuring Jayasurya in the lead role has started rolling in Thrissur. The movie directed by ad filmmaker Arun Shekhar is a comedy entertainer.

Remya Nambeesan is the heroine. Neeraj Madhav, Dharmajan, Vijayaraghavan, and Joju George also do prominent roles along with two child artists in ‘Jilebi.

Deepak Dev is the music director. Alby is the cinematographer. ‘Jilebi’ is produced by East Coast Vijayan.

Mohanlal-Renjith team’s ‘Loham': the story of Gold smuggling

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Mohanlal-Renjith team’s upcoming movie ‘Loham’ is the story of the gold smuggling business in Kochi, Kozhikode, and Dubai.

Andrea Jeremiah does the female lead. Director V K Prakash, Siddique, Tini Tom, Joju, Ajmal Ameer, and Harish Peradi also do prominent roles.

‘Loham: The Yellow Metal’ is an action thriller scripted by Renjith himself.

Sreevalsan J Menon handles the music department. Kunjunni S Kumar, son of cinematographer S Kumar, is the cinematographer.

‘Loham’ is produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Ashirvad Cinemas

Megastar Mammootty’s ‘Achcha Din’ starts

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Superstar Mammootty, who has just wrapped up the shooting of Salim Ahmed’s Pathemaari, has started shooting for G Marthandan’s Achcha Din.

Marthandan has earlier directed Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus.

Achcha Din is being produced by S George and has script by Emmanuel fame A C Vijeesh. According to reports, Mammootty is playing a north Indian who has been living in Kerala for so many years. Pradeep Nair wields the camera while Biji Bal scores the music.

Mammootty’s Vishu release, Bhaskar the Rascal, will hit the screens on Apr 14. The film has Nayantara playing the heroine.

Janapriyanayakan Dileep in ‘Thambichan in Thailand’

dileepDileep is all set to play the lead in the movie ‘Thambichan in Thailand’. The movie is being directed by Saji Surendran. Krishna Poojapura is scripting the movie. The Saji Surendran – Krishna
Poojapura team has gelled well in a lot many movie.

Interestingly, Saji Surendran has finalised this movie even before the release of his other movies including ‘She Taxi’ which marks actress Kavya Madhavan’s comeback. His other movie ‘Puluvan
Mathayi’ starring Anoop Menon in the lead is progressing. ‘Thambichan in Thailand’ will begin rolling soon after.

You Too Brutus Reviews

you-too-brutusRoopesh Peethambaran, who made the rather disappointing Theevram earlier, is back with You Too Brutus that brings together a couple of lives. The film is a rehash of the so-called new generation themes, which was trending in Malayalam for a while, some two years back.

Hari (Sreenivasan) is a painter, who is the common point that combines the story of a few youngsters, who are staying with him. Abhi (Asif Ali) runs a recording studio and has moved to an apartment after deciding to tie the knot with his girlfriend, Aparna (Rachana Narayanankutty).

Shirley (Honey Rose) is a model, who dreams of becoming a singer. Arun (Ahmad Siddique) is in love with Diya (Ena Saaha), a sixteen-year-old north Indian school kid. Then there is a dance teacher (Mukta), a body builder named Tovino (Tovino Thomas), a photographer called Vicky (Anu Mohan) and their domestic help Unni (Sudhi).

There is romance, adultery, heartbreaks, happy and sad moments. In all fairness, there is a sincere attempt for sure but the pattern has become stale, mainly due to overuse. Roopesh Peethambaran shows some promise but the film’s prejudices are questionable.

The whole mood of the film is showing women in a bad light. Every female character in the film is craving desperately for the attention of men. They all are easy targets and hypocrites to the core, says the film. It is surprising that when any mention against a religion irks the masses, why these damned prejudices are conveniently forgotten!

Asif is good as a husband, who tries a bit too hard not to fall for temptations. Rachana hams it up, while Honey Rose seems to be happy being typecast playing ‘bold’ women. Sreenivasan is fine, while Tovino Thomas is good.

‘You too Brutus ‘ is not a lame effort and there is a concerted attempt to bring in some novelty. May be a better script and competent direction would have made it vastly better. An average viewer is unlikely to say You too Brutus about the makers but they will be far from satisfied.

100 Days of Love Review

100dayslove100 Days Of Love is a romantic drama written and directed by debutante Jenuse Mohamed. The movie stars Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen in the lead roles. 100 Days Of Love is produced by Vijayakumar Palakkunnu, under the banner Aishwarya Sneha Movies.

The setting is urbane and the visuals are delicious. You wait for something grand to be served, but what follows is a hollow love story that is never engaging.

The lovebirds are called B K N or Balan K Nair (Dulquer Salmaan), who is a journalist, and Sheela (Nithya Menen), a student. The characters have been named after the legendary villain and the beautiful heroine from the past is indeed funny, but is that all you look forward to in a movie?

They meet one night when they get into the same taxi, just by chance. One smile and the boy is head over heels in love with the girl, though his clues about her is limited to a couple of photographs in the camera that he gets in the process.

The hero is frantically searching for the girl, with the help of his friend, Ummer (Sekhar Menon). They manage to find her, but by the time the two meets, your interest in the proceedings will be over.

Even if you are ready to buy this mushy romantic tale, this one is heavily influenced by some of those lowbrow Hollywood rom-coms, tailor made for the western sensibilities.

In the end, the film never makes any impact whatsoever, apart from the good looks of the lead pair. It’s a hotchpotch of usual sequences that we have seen in most love stories and it is as energizing as having a hot cup of coffee, sans sugar. It’s fine if your doctor wanted you to, but never otherwise.

Jenuse Mohamed’s script brings out a usual love story in a different way. The movie which travels through the cliched situations and dialogues looks artificial at places.The director has managed to conceal the little flaws to an extent with the brilliant visualisation. In short, 100 Days Of Love is a perfect launch pad for Jenuse.

Dulquer Salmaan perfectly plays Balan K Nair and lives the role with his expressive eyes and soulful voice. Nithya Menen, who plays Sheela, fits into her role of a Bangalore based Malayali girl and shares a great chemistry with Dulquer Salmaan. Shekhar Menon shines in his role with an energetic performance.

A very fresh version of so-called cliched love stories.

Biju Menon as a married man

bijumenonThe ‘Vellimoonga’ actor will once again be seen in the lead role. He will play a married man with a wife and a child in Rajesh Nair’s next.

the movie is a light hearted comedy and will have moments of nostalgia. The family drama will bring alive the family relationships that used to be the highlight of yesteryear cinema. Further details are awaited. Trivandrum and Palakkad will be the locations for the movie.

Isha Talwar with Mammootty again in ‘Bhaskar The Rascal’

isha-talwarIsha Talwar, the popular actress-model has joined the star cast of the upcoming movie Bhaskar The Rascal. The movie, which stars Mammootty and Nayantara in the lead roles, is directed by Siddique. If the reports are to be believed, Isha Talwar will be essaying an extended cameo role in the movie, which is said to be a family entertainer. Isha is sharing screen with Mammootty, for the second time in her career. first in the critically acclaimed Mammootty starrer Balyakalasakhi