Janapriyanayakan celebrates b’day at ‘King Liar’ location

Janapriyanayakan Dileep celebrated his birthday at the location of his latest movie ‘King Liar’. A giant cake was arranged and the actor cut it wished by his fellow cast and crew. Dileep has spend a major part of his life till now in tinsel town. The actor has consciously decided to take on diverse roles now.

‘King Lair’ will have him play a person who lies his way through everything. The kind of complications that happen in his life because of his habit is shown humourously in the movie. The movie is being directed by Lal. The script is by Siddique.

Iyobinte Pusthakam Official Trailer

Iyobinte Pustakam is an upcoming Malayalam period film directed, filmed and co-produced by Amal Neerad.Fahadh Faasil & Friends Pvt Ltd co-produces the film along with Amal Neerad.

Director – Amal Neerad
Writers – Gopan Chithambaram | Syam Pushkaran
Music Directors – Neha S Nair | Yakzan Gary Pereira
Editor – Praveen Prabhakar
Lyrics – Rafeeq Ahmed
Art – Sabu Mohan
Sound – Tapas Nayak
Costumes – Sameera Sanish
Make Up – Manoj Angamaly
Production Controller – Praveen.B.Menon
Associate Cameraman – Renadive
Associate Director – Suku Damodar
Executive Producer – Arunkumar.V.R
VFX – Digital Carving

Starring – Fahadh Faasil, Isha Sharvani, Lal, Jayasurya, Padmapriya, Reenu Mathews, T.G.Ravi, Sreejith Ravi, Lena, Vinayakan, Chemban Vinod Jose & Jinu Joseph

Lal Jr to direct Mammootty

Lal Jr, who is getting ready to have his new release soon, will soon direct Megastar Mammootty. This new project was announced by none other than Lal Jr’s father, actor-Producer Lal, who will also play an important role in the film .

Lal Jr’s upcoming film ‘Hi I’m Tony’, is all set to be on theatres this Ramzan season. Lal plays the title character Tony, while Asif Ali and Miya George, Biju Menon and Lena play other important characters . Alby handles the cinematography and Deepak Dev handles the music score.

‘Hi I am Tony’ shooting in progress

The shooting of the movie ‘Hi I am Tony’ is progressing in Bangalore. The movie is directed by Lal Jr. Lal, Asif Ali, Mia, and Balu do the lead roles in this movie.

‘Hi I am Tony’ narrates the incidents that happen during a night in a flat in Bangalore. This is a psycho-thriller movie. The script is penned by Lal Jr himself. New faces Sherin, Aleena, Shone, and Joshua are introduced through this movie.

Alby cranks the camera and Deepak Dev composes music for the film. ‘Hi I am Tony’ is produced by Siby Thottuppuram, Joby Mundamattom, and Sajil Jafer under the banner of SJ Entertainment in association with Ideas Inc.

Kadha Veedu Movie Reviws

kadhaveeduSohanlal’s Kadha Veedu connects one story each from three celebrated Malayalam writers – M T Vasudevan Nair, Vaikkom Mohammed Basheer and Madhavikkutty.

Now, the format is pretty interesting. Filmmaker Raj Karthi (Kunchacko Boban) and his live in partner Jeena (Bhama) are going through an emotional crisis, where she wants to get married but he is not ready for it as yet. He lives in his world of movies and the three stories are portions from his film and the intention is perhaps to connect it with the couple’s real life.

The basic idea looks good but the film never really strikes a chord with the viewer. With deliberate efforts to look more serious than what it is, badly written dialogues and some half hearted performances makes this one, a rather boring affair.

The first story has Abdul Khadar (Manoj K Jayan) and Jameela (Mallika) as a loving couple. When the wife asks for two poovambazham, he takes all the efforts to get it but only manage to find some oranges.

In the next story, Major Frederic Mukundan (Lal) and his sexy wife Reetha (Rituaparna Sen Gupta) keep their romance intact even at their house called ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ even after several years of their marriage. Raj Karthy is instantly attracted to Reetha’s ample charms and now, he reminisces those memories after so many years.

In the third story, Balachandran (Biju Menon) is finding it hard to come into terms with the sudden demise of his wife. His kids ask for neyypayasam that their mother made and are waiting for her return.

There is a definite effort from Sohanlal to find some meaning to this whole exercise, but the problem is that it has not been conveyed effectively on screen. T D Sreenivas’ camera and M Jayachandran’s music are fine at best.

The feeling you get is that almost every actor in the film has just done his or her roles without any real conviction.

Kadha Veedu is another attempt to make serious cinema in a pattern that has lost its charm with most viewers by now, due to its rampant misuse. It’s pretentious to the core and will require real patience not to be bored even during the 105-minute duration of the film. Watch this one at your risk please!

Kadha Veedu
Sohan Lal
Kunchacko Boban, Bhama, Lal, Biju Menon, Manoj K Jayan, Rituparna Sen Gupta
M Jayachandran

Mazhavillazhakil Amma

Mazhavillazhakil_AmmaMazhavillazhakil Amma, organized by the Malayalam film actors’ association, AMMA, was held in Kochi on Apr 7.

Earlier the show was organized at Sharjah. The event, held at Wellington Island in Kochi, saw a huge crowd.

The show was held modeled on an ‘utsavam’ in a temples as the actors were divided into two, one led by Mammootty and the other by Mohanlal.

The star studded show had the active participation of most of the senior stars like Jayaram, Dileep, Kalabhavan Mani, Nedumudi Venu, Baburaj, Maniyanpillai Raju, Siddique, Lal, Biju Menon and so on and young actors including Prithviraj, Fahadh Faasil, Kunchacko Boban, Indrajit, Jayasurya, Asif Ali, Manikkuttan and Vineeth Kumar.

The events included all the usual items like song n dance routines, mimicry and skits. Suresh Gopi’s show in Asianet, Santosh Pandit, the “new generation” styles were all topics for joke. Dileep sang his ‘Gangnam style’ song from the recently released Sound Thoma.

Cobra Makes Big Money

Though all critics were in a single voice  to give a thumps down to Mamootty-Lal combo’s latest “Cobra’ , the most recent reports suggest that the movie has gathered more than enough to secure a safe place in the hit list. The movie which was completed in a little more than three crores is said to have made more than five crores in its run of two weeks. The movie is sure to make profits when the satellite rights will be added to its theatre collections.

Interestingly, Lal who has aggressively marketed the film even after the initial negative reviews is having the last laugh now. You are sure not to find much of the feel good stills in the posters in any part of the movie, but it has definitely made people to have a try of the movie. This ‘Cobra’ will also bring an end to the continuing flop parade of Mammootty films that has been ongoing from the start of last year. Megastar Mammotty needs to learn one more thing from the run of ‘Cobra’- that aggressive and imaginative marketing is important for the good run of any of his movies, particularly in the current situation of new generation movies resorting to great publicity designs.

Asif, Reema with Sibi Malayil

Though their recent movie together ‘Violin’ didn’t fetch the expected results, Sibi Malayil seems to have decided to repeat his young star Asif Ali for a continuous third time. Their third project together after the hit ‘Apoorvaraagam’, will be titled as ‘Unnam’. Presented by  David Kachapally, the movie will be scripted by Swathy Bhaskar and will feature Reema kallingal as the heroine.

Lal, Sreenivasan, Nedumudi Venu,and Shwetha Menon are also part of the cast of the movie produced by Naushad Basheer in the banner of Kuniyil productions. Sibi Malayil will also present a new music director -John P Varkey, through this movie, which will be on sets in a couple of months. Watch this space for more updates on the movie.