Prithviraj teams up with Asif Ali again

prithvi-asifThere is a buzz that the leading young brigade of Mollywood, including Prithviraj, Asif Ali, Fahadh Fazil and Anoop Menon will share screen for a moie which is begin directed by Jis Joy.

The movie reportedly has Prithviraj essaying the role of a tourist guide. Actress Swathi Reddy will essay the female lead. Script is by AC Vijeesh. More details about the movie are awaited.

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.

Asif Ali to pair with Bhavana Again

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Asif Ali will next be paired with Bhavana in the upcoming movie titled ‘Adventures of Omanakkuttan’. The film is the debut directorial venture of Rohith V S.

The screenplay and dialogues are penned by Sameer Abdul and cinematography is handled by Akhil George. ‘Adventures of Omanakkuttan’ is a comedy thriller produced by Shows 369.

Asif Ali will play the title character. The other cast are only getting finalized. The movie is expected to start rolling from February.

Asif Ali is busy with a number of projects. He is now in the sets of V K Prakash’s ‘Nirnayakam’ scripted by the hit duo Bobby-Sanjay. This will be followed by Roopesh Peethambaran’s ‘You too Brutus’. Lijo Jose Pellisserry’s ‘Double Barrel aka Iratta Kuzhal’ is Asif Ali’s next movie getting ready for release.

Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu Movie Review

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Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu is a family entertainer directed by debutante Benny Thomas. The movie stars Jayaram and Asif Ali in the lead roles. Kaniha and Meera Nandan essays the female leads. Mylanchi Monjulla Veedu is penned by scenarist duo Udaya Krishna-Sibi K Thomas and produced by Haneef Mohammed under the banner Red Rose Creations.

The movie’s story sets all around an Orthodox Muslim Family, Parankiyath. The Family Members of Parankiyath lives in a strict Orthodox Atmosphere. One of the strict rules of the family is that no one is allowed outside of Muslim cast is allowed to enter the House. The movie starts to unfold when some one from a hindu cast tries to enter the family. Its Doctor Madhavan Kutty (Jayaram) tries to enter Parankiyath. He has some intensions in him and he wants to full fill via entering Parankiyath. Madhavan Kutty tries to enter into house as Dr Mamooty.

As a Debutant director, Benny Thomas gave an impressive performance. The film is in a festival mood with colours and richness. But the presence of double meaning dialogues are sometimes very irritating. Cinematography and back ground scoring was brilliant and Songs were also not bad.

However the script has some lags but the direction and Technical elements sucessfully overcame that. The movie is a clean family Entertainer. As always Jayaram rocked the show. He was too good in his charater. Asif Ali too did his Job well. Kalabhavan Shajon and Babu Raj handled the comic part very well.

Verdict – Go and watch it with your family

Rating-3.5/5

Actress Nandhinee is back

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Remember the Blockbuster movie ‘Lelam’ ? Yes the Lelam actress Nandhini is back to screens. She has been signed up for the new movie by V K Prakash, featuring Asif Ali in the lead. Told in the backdrop of army, the movie scripted by Sanjai-Bobby will have her in a pivotal role.

Nandhini was last seen in Malayalam in movies like ‘Sooryan’ and ‘IG’ which came out in 2009. The actress was recently seen in Tamil film ‘poojai’. She has also been signed for a new Malayalam movie ‘Ennu Swatham Elanjikkavu P O.

Nandhini, a find of Balachandramenon had been the lead actress in hit films like ‘Lelam’, ‘Ayal Kadha ezhuthukayaanu’ and ‘Thachiledathu Chundan’.

V K Prakash Next with Asif Ali

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Filmmaker V K Prakash has announced his latest film, which will have Asif Ali in the lead. Bobby and Sanjay have scripted the film. Nikki Galrani of 1983 and Vellimoonga fame has been penciled in as the heroine.

The shooting will start on Nov 25 at Mysore and will be completed in Ooty, Pune and Kochi.

workshop was held in Kochi as part of the film’s preparation under the leadership of playwright Jayaprakash Kuloor.

The film is being produced by George Simon and Rajesh John. Shahnad Jalal wields the camera and M Jayachandran scores the music.