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Pranav To Assist Jeethu Joseph?

Pranav Mohanlal, son of Mohanlal is all set to assist Jeethu Joseph in the Tamil remake of Drishyam, titled Paapanasham. The star kid is keen to learn the basics of film making and have no intentions to try a hand in acting at present.

Pranav Mohanlal debuted in the movies as a child arist, with the movie Onnaman, directed by Thampi Kannamthanam. He played the childhood of the central character Ravishankar, played by his father Mohanlal.

Pranav has won the Best Child Artist award in the Kerala State Film Awards of 2002, for his performance in the movie Punarjani, directed by Major Ravi. He has also appeared in a cameo role in Mohanlal starrer Sagar Alias Jackie Reloaded, in 2009.

Earlier, it was rumoured that Pranav will be making his debut in lead roles soon. But Mohanlal cleared the rumours by stating that Pranav is not planning act in near future. It was also reported that Pranav will be making his debut with Mani Ratnam movie; but the news later revealed to be false.

Paapanasham will star Kamal Hassan and Gauthami in the lead roles. Asha Sharath, Niveda Thomas and Kalabhavan Mani will play the other pivotal roles in the movie. Paapanasham is produced by Mohanlal’s brother-in-law, Suresh Balaji. The filming is progressing at various locations of Tamil Nadu.

Joshiy’s Mohanlal starer `Laila o Laila` Starts

Mohanlal’s Peruchazhi released this Friday to mixed response. Lal, who was suffering from a small injury was hospitalized, is now back in action.

He is currently shooting for Joshiy’s Laila O Laila. The best part is, our superstar will be seen shooting continuously for 100 days. Well, that is truly Mohanlal for you!

Amala Paul will be seen paired opposite Mohanlal in this Joshiy flick which is currently rolling in locations like Kochi, Mysore and Goa. Suresh Nair who shot to fame with Bollywood flicks like D-Day, Namastey London, and Kahaani has scripted this film.

Adding to the sheen of this film, Kollywood star Satyaraj will be seen playing a prominent role in this film. Laila O Laila is expected to be a start-to-finish project.

Jayasurya’s `Aamayum Muyalum` begins

Jayasurya will play the hero in veteran director Priyadarshan’s new film, Aamayum Muyalum. The shooting of the film has started.

According to reports, Ko fame Pia Bajpai will play the female lead. She was the female lead in Johny Antony`s Masters.

As per insiders, the film is basically in the mold of Priyadarshan’s yesteryear blockbuster Thenmavin Kombathu, which had Mohanlal and Sobhana in the lead. The director`s last film, Geethanjali, turned out to be a dud at the box office.

Priyadarshan is known to make films mainly with Mohanlal in the lead, in Malayalam. Jayasurya has pinned great hopes in this project.

Prithvi Inaugurated Asif Ali’s Cafe

Prithviraj inaugurated Asif Ali’s new cafe Waffles Street. The cafe, which is said to be the first exclusive joint to serve the Belgium Waffles in Cochin, has been constructed similar to the roadside cafes of Belgium. The event was rich with the presence of stars including Prathap Pothen, Madhu Warrier, Poornima Indrajith, Aparna Nair, Apoorva Bose, cinematographer-director P Sukumar and MLA Hibi Eden.

The cafe will also serve different varieties of Donuts and Crepes, the popular dish of Europe-North Africa regions. Asif is venturing into the entrepreneurship along with friends Mujeeb and Brijeesh. The trio aims to bring the unexplored recipies at their cafe at an affordable price. The cafe, which will be an exclusive joint for dessert items initially; will develop into a full-fledged restaurant in future.

Prithviraj, who inaugurated the cafe, appreciated Asif Ali for his new venture, which is extremely different from the contemporary establishments and wished him good luck. Asif posted some clicks with Prithviraj, which was taken from the venue, in his Facebook page. The actors are sharing screen for the first time in their career in the upcoming movie Sapthamashree Thaskaraha, directed by Anil Radhakrishnan Menon and produced by Prithviraj himself, along with Santhosh Sivan and Shaji Nadesan under the banner August Cinemas.

Peruchazhi Movie Review

This year’s Onam celebrations started with the mass 500 screen opening of the film Peruchazhi. Like the promotional title ‘Adipolica’ the movie Peruchazhi is a fun filled entertainer but with a week story which doesnt have any logic in it.

Jagannathan (Mohanlal) is a wily politician, who is a true hero coming up with perfect solutions for all, including his rival in the party, Minister Francis Kunjappan (Mukesh). He creates one issue to solve another and then fool around with his sidekicks, Jabbar (Baburaj) and Varkey (Aju Varghese).

Jagannathan, along with his cronies, goes to the United States then to help a Malayali named Sunny Kurisingal (Vijay Babu), who is in charge of the Republican candidate John Kory’s election as the Governor of the State of California.

John Kory had no hope against his rival candidate George Hope, until Jagannathan enters the scene. His “brilliant ideas” like creating racial issues and then getting involved in it, giving away freebies and so on ensures that Kory race ahead of Hope in the opinion polls.

In all fairness, the initial moments of the film are pretty fine and more so, when compared to the rest of the film. With double meaning dialogues added quite lavishly and an item number as well, there is enough spice for all those who are interested in such aspects. Mohanlal’s comic lines and sequences from his yesteryear hits are used in plenty especially in the first half, in an impressive way.

But things get boring as your patience is tested with inane scenes that go on and on, especially in the second half. Yes, at times it is fun when logic if defied in films, but least of all it should be entertaining, right? The efforts to add comedy by adding some topical issues, like the Mullaperiyar debate and a young leader nicknamed ‘Amul Baby’, falls flat and is far from entertaining.

With a rather poor script, this is one trip to the United States that doesn’t make you smile. The film is mostly confined to some rooms and to imagine that the election to a state in the United States happens this way is asking for too much. The visuals are okay at best and the songs, with some irritating lines, are pretty ordinary.

Mohanlal has done his role pretty earnestly but this one never challenges the genius’s acting credentials. Baburaj is there with all those “masala” dialogues and Aju Varghese is okay. The rest of the cast, including Vijay Babu and the heroine Ragini Nandwani, have done their parts in a fine manner.

Overall Peruchazhi is fun filled entertainer which doesnt have any logic in it. Just watch and forget.

Verdict : One time watchable.

Director : Arun Vaidyanathan

​Producer : Vijay Babu & Sandra Thomas

Cast : Mohanlal, Mukesh, Ragini Nandwani, Vijay Babu, Aju Varghese, Baburaj, Sean James Sutton etc

Music : Arrora

Production : Friday Film House

Nivin not in Manirathnam movie

Nivin Pauly denied the rumours about being a part of veteran director Mani Ratnam’s upcoming movie. According to the rumours, Dulquer Salmaan is approached for Mani Ratnam’s next, which is said to be the remake of his blockbuster movie Mounaragam, which had Karthik, Mohan and Revathi in the lead roles. But Dulquer hasn’t responded to the reports yet.

Nivin Pauly is currently filming for the upcoming movie Premam, directed by Alphonse Putharen. He will be romancing three heroines in the movie, which is said to be a complete romantic-drama.

Premam is produced by director Anwar Rasheed, under his banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainment. Three debutante actresses will play the female leads opposite Nivin Pauly in the movie.

Nivin Pauly is on a high with the back-to-back blockbusters Neram, Om Shanti Oshana, 1983 and Bangalore Days. He will be teaming up with his childhood friend cum director of Neram, Alphonse Putharen in Premam.

Neram, which was a bilingual venture, went on to become a commercial and critical success in both Malayalam and Tamil languages. Nivin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Debutante actors of Tamil, for their performance as the lead pair in Neram.

Mammootty To Play Firefighter

Mammootty will play a firefighter in the upcoming untitled movie directed by Deepu Karunakaran, who directed Crazy Gopalan and Tejabhai & Family. Mammootty will play an entirely different and challenging character, says the sources close to the director.

The movie, which is said to be an action-thriller, will go on floors by the end of October, after the filming of Mammootty’s Ranjith Shankar project, Varsham. Rest of the cast and further details of the movie are yet to be revealed.

Mammootty is currently filming for Varsham, which is said to be a family thriller. The actor plays the character Venu, who is a small scale businessman. Asha Sharath will play Venu’s wife Nandini. Mamta Mohandas will play the pivotal character, Dr. Jayashree in the movie. T G Ravi will make a comeback into antagonist roles with Varsham. The actor will play a business magnet, Manavalan Peter in the movie.

Mammootty’s latest release Munnariyippu is running successfully in the theatres. His performance in the movie earned highly positive reviews from the audience and critics. Mammootty’s upcoming movie Rajadhi Raja is slated to release for Onam. He will play Shekharan Kutti aka Rajashekhar, a restaurant owner with a notorious past, in the movie. Raai Laxmi plays the female lead opposite Mammootty in the movie, which is directed by debutante Ajay Vasudevan.

Kaniha And Meera Nandan In Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu

Kaniha and Meera Nandan will play the female leads opposite Jayaram and Asif Ali respectively, in the upcoming movie Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu. The movie, which is set in the backdrop of Malabar Muslim families, is directed by debutante Benny Joseph.

Kaniha, who is pairing up with Jayaram, has shared screen with him earlier in the movies Bhagyadevatha, directed by Sathyan Anthikad and My Big Father. Bhagyadevatha went to become a huge commercial success and the on-screen chemistry between Jayaram and Kaniha was well praised.

Meera Nandan is pairing up with Asif Ali for the first time in her career. Both Meera and Asif has acted in the movies Red Wine and Apothecary; but didn’t have combination scenes in both the movies. The actress revealed in her Facebook page recently, that she will be playing a Muslim girl for the first time, opposite Asif Ali in Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu.

Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu is penned by the scenarist duo, Udaya Krisha- Sibi K Thomas. The movie is produced by Haneef Mohammed under the banner Red Rose Creations. The movie will also feature Madhu, Sai Kumar and Baburaj in pivotal roles. Music is composed by Afzal Yusuf. The filming is progressing in Ottappalam.