Manju Warier and Rima Kallingal in ‘Ragini Padmini’

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Aashiq Abu’s next directorial venture ‘Ragini Padmini’ Manju Warier and Rima Kallingal in the lead. They are equally important roles.

The movie titled ‘Ragini Padmini’ is a woman-centric film. More details regarding the movie including the male lead are not disclosed.

‘Ragini Padmini’ is scripted by Shyam Pushkar and Ravi. The movie is expected to start rolling from next January in Bangalore. This is for the first time Manju Warier and Rima Kallingal act together.

Rima Kallingal is back to the industry after a short break following her marriage. Rima will soon join the sets of ‘Chirakodinja Kinavukal’ opposite Kunchacko Boban.

Manju Warier will join ‘Ragini Padmini’ after the Satyan Anthikkad film, the shoot of which is progressing now. Manju shares screen space with Mohanlal after 16 years in this untitled Satyan Anthikkad movie.

Ilayathalapathy Vijay to dance for a Mammootty film?

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Now, if this true, it is just sensational.

Some reports in Kerala suggest that Ilayathalapathy Vijay could be part of director Aashiq Abu’s Gangster, in which Mammootty plays the hero. Gangster will have Mammootty as a Kasaragode based don.

Vijay has been pencilled in to be part of a song in the film, but the news has no confirmation as yet. The actor has a huge fan following in Kerala and there were amazing numbers to welcome the Tamil superstar, whenever he came to the state. His films also receive whopping initials in Kerala.

In fact, Dhanush was part of Mammootty’ Kammath & Kammath early this year, which was a avarage at the box-office. Now whether Vijay will dance in a film with Mammootty remains a tricky question. As he is teamed up with Mammootty’s arch rival Mohanlal in the forthcoming Jilla, releasing for Pongal.

The buzz is that Aashiq Abu has spinned a yarn to make his Gangster saleable. It does not make any sense for Vijay to make a song appearance in a Malayalam film, when his straight Tamil films are doing good business in Kerala.

Meanwhile, there is also news that Fahadh Faasil, who was heard to be part of the Gangster team, has opted out of the project.

IDUKKI GOLD Film Official Trailer HD Video

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IDUKKI GOLD Film Official Trailer
Film from Rajaputhra Visual Media , Director – Aashiq Abu ,Producer – M . Renjith , Cinematography – Shyju Khalid , Editor – V Saajan , Costume Designer – Sameera Sanish , Production Control – Benny Kattappana , Music Director – Bijibal

Aashiq to start Mammootty’s ‘Gangster’ soon

ikka_gangsterDirector Aashiq Abu is all set to start shooting the much-awaited venture Gangster very soon. The film will be scripted by Ahmed Siddique and Abhilash S Kumar.

Now there could be a surprise as well. Our sources have conveyed that Alphonse Putharen, the director of Neram is all set to edit the film!

Also, a different source tells that Mammootty will be playing a don, hailing from Kasaragode. So after Thiruvananthapuram accent in Rajamanikyam, Thrissur accent in Pranchiyettan and the saint and Kannur slang in Kunjananthante Kada, this could be another accent that could fetch Mammootty a much needed hit.

Aashiq Abu had announced the film after Salt N’ Pepper but it got delayed. Now the director has completed the shooting of his latest venture, Idukki Gold.

Cafe Pappaya Aashiq’s Restaurant

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Following the likes of Dileep and Nadhirshah, who has recently opened a restaurant ‘De Puttu’ to serve local cuisines, director Aashiq Abu who has ignited the recent interests in desi flavours with his movie ‘Salt ‘N Ppper’ is ready to have another. His restaurant titled ‘Cafe Pappaya’ has opened at Kochy.

Aashiq says that this hangout will help Kochians to taste great food at lesser costs. The design team of “Pappaya’ is also a major stake holder in this Aashiq Abu venture. Aashiq Abu is currently busy with his new film ‘Idukky Gold’ which is currently under production.

‘Gangster’ soon after the completion of ‘Da Thadiya’

Aashiq Abu who is spearheading the trend of new generation movies in Mollywood is all set to start his pending movie ‘Gangster’ soon after the completion of his project on production ‘Da Thadiya’. With Mammootty as the hero, Aashiq had been fine tuning the scripts of ‘Gangster’ for two years to make it a different underworld movie. Aashiq is planning to position it as one of the very different don movie ever to have witnessed in Mollywood.

Meanwhile, the pre production works of his ‘Da Thadiya’ is gaining steam. The movie which will have relatively fresh faces of DJ Shekhar and Sreenath Bhasi as the heroes, will tell a plot about the lifestyles of fat and obese people of the state. Aashiq will present a funny song with the lyrics Lokam Undayanu Bhai, Buddhy mandayilaanu bhai,…… NJaaninganeyaanu bhai, athilenthaanu bhai (The world is a round,brother….. Brain is in the head,brother………… I am just like this, brother…….. What is the problem in it, brother?) Which will be the central theme of the movie. Aashiq Abu is planning to start the shoot for the movie by this September and to present it on theatres by this December itself.

Mammootty As Volleyball Coach

Last year superstar Mamootty was more than happy to don the role of the ambassador to the Volleyball league, which also had a impressive video teaser shot by Aashiq Abu. Now the latest we hear is that Mammootty has agreed to play the role of a Volley ball coach in the new sports based movie to be directed by V K Praksh. Much of the cinephiles will remember the success of ”Chak De India” with Shah Rukh Khan as the hockey coach, which paved the way for the production of more sports based film in India. Every language followed the genre and even in Tamil we had films like ‘Vennilla kabadikulu’ and ‘Chennai 600028, which all were Box Office hits. Anyway this Malayalam movie by V K P , which is yet to be titled is reported to have a very interesting script lines by Y V Rajesh. Mammooty after reading the one line has immediately agreed for the movie which will be on sets by the month of August.