Melvilasam in Tamil

Debutant Madhav Ramdas’ much acclaimed Malayalam film Melvilasam, which was released last week in Kerala, will be dubbed in Tamil.

Starring Suresh Gopi, Parthiban, Thalaivasal Vijay and Nizhalgal Ravi, Melvilasam is based on Soorya Krishnamoorthy’s well-known drama of the same title and considered to be one of the most pathbreaking films in Indian Cinema. A special preview of Melvilasam took place in Chennai recently.

The whole film has been set inside a room where the court martial of a soldier named Sawar Ramachandran (Parthiban) is taking place. He had shot at two of his superior officers, killing one of them. The climax is how Captain Vikas Roy (Suresh Gopi), who defends him, brilliantly unveils the untold stories that led to this incident.

Prithviraj with Shibu Anthikkad

Prithviraj had been an ace follower of Megastar Mammootty in giving his dates to freshers and helping them to graduate into front line directors. Though very few among them like Deepan had been able to payback by creating bigger hits, Prithvi continues in his mould, now confirming his dates for the debut movie by Shibu Anthikkad, an assistant to hit maker Sathyan Anthikkad.

Following his mentor ,Shibu Anthikkad, who had also been famous for his jewellery advertisements, will present Prithviraj as a commoner in his movie which will have a village based plot.This yet to be titled movie will be produced by Raju Malyath in the banner of Raagam movies. This movie which is the first one signed by Prithvi after his marriage, will start its shoot within a couple of months at Aalathur.

Suraj Venjarammoodu to lead in ‘Cooling Glass’

Suraj Venjarammoodu will play the lead role in a film titled ‘Cooling Glass’ that would be directed by Benjith Satheesh.

New-face Priyanka would be the heroine. Mukesh, Anoop Menon, Jagathy Sreekumar, Sudheesh, Salim Kumar, Vijayaraghavan, Bheeman Raghu and Jaffer Idukki will form the supporting cast.

The script of the film will be written by Murali Krishna. The cinematography would be by Jibu Jacob.

‘Cooling Glass’ would be produced under the banner of A R Cinema.

Arya again to Mollywood

After donning a much applauded role in the latest hit ‘Urumi’, Kerala  born Tamil star Arya will be once again back to Malayalam for a new film. He will don the lead in the new movie ttiled’ Ananthabhadrasanam’- a sequel to ‘Ananthabhadram’. Sunil Parameshwaran who scripted for the original movie has almost completed working for the scripts of the sequel, which will be directed by Santhosh Sivan. The talks on the final crew and cast of the movie are still on. Watch this space for the more details about the movie.

Top 5 malayalam movies

With the coming up of school vacations, more and more films are getting released every week, which has made the Mollywood B O, a busy place. But none of the films in the theatres are able to guarantee cent percent collections, though there are also a couple of multistarrers in the offering.The top five movies of the weekend are:

1.China Town’-The movie made a very good opening in the first few days, but opinion about a poor second half has made the viewers loss interest in the flick. Anyhow, Chinatown, a multistarrer featuring Mohanlal, Dileep and Jayaram is enjoying a reasonably safe ride with 60-80 percent collections in major centres. The movie may bring back the 9 crores spend on it, in the long run. The movie which opened in 100 centres now survives in 67 stations.

2.Urumi’-The multistarrer epic from Prithviraj still holds nerves and continues in major centres. The big budget visual magic is still in 28 release centres in its 6th week.

3.’Chrsitian Brothers’-Another multistarrer with Lal, Sureshgopi, Sharathkuamr and dileep is enjoying its hassle free run in its seventh week. The movie by Joshiey is expected to complete 50 days in 27 centres, of which 11 has reduced the shows to a couple or single shows.

4. ‘City of God and Doubles’- Both the films are dismal failures in the Box Office. In fact ‘City of God’ is the biggest commercial flop from Prithvi in recent times, as the the movie released in more than 50 centres will find it hard in eight centres in its third week.’Doubles has a similar story to tell and will be seen only in 12 centres in its fourth week.

5 ‘Bhakthajanagalude shraddhakku’ and Lucky jockers’- the first commercial movie from Priyanandhanan has bagged good reports from masses and critics, but poor promotion will make it harder for the movie to become a big hit.’Lucky Jockers’, the first movie from Aascar films had a fairly good weekend but may find the goings tough, due to its little quality content. The coming weekend will have a few more releases in the form of ‘Seniors’, ‘Manikyakallu’, and ‘Reghuvinte Swantham Raziya’.

Ann with jayasuriya

After portraying two very fine characters in her first two films, the best debutante actress of last year, Ann Agustine will now pair with young star Jayasuriya for the new movie ‘Vaadhyar’. The actress who had been with Kunchakko Boban, Indrajith and Prithviraj in her first two films, ‘Elsamma enna Aankutty’ and Arjunan Saakshy’ will have a meaty role in this movie scripted by debutante Rajesh raghavan.

After completing ‘Vaadhyar’, Ann Augustine’ will again become the pair of Kunchakko Boban in the new movie ‘ordinary’ directed by Sugeeth.

The next movie from Ann to reach the theatres will be the fun film ‘three kings’ directed by V K Prakash.

Reema Sen in ‘The King – 2′

Shaji Kailas’s ‘The King and the Commissioner’ has been rechristened as ‘The King – 2′.

Sizzling actress Reema Sen has been signed to play the female lead role in the film. Reema would be making her debut in Malayalam through this film.

Reema has acted in several films in Tamil and Telugu like ‘Minnale’, ‘Vallavan’, ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ and so on. However, she hasn’t been as busy during the last couple of years.

Remya, Roma in Chapppakurisu

Remya Nambeeshan who had made a notable comeback with the year’s first hit ‘Traffic’ will don the lead in the new movie directed by cinematographer Sameer Thahir, titled as ‘Chappakurisu’. Nivedhitha of ‘Veruthe oru bharya’ and young star Roma will be the other heroines of the movie which will have Vineeth Sreenivasan and Fahad fazil as the heroes. The movie which is based on the untold stories of Kochy will follow two negative characters. ‘Based on a thousand real stories- is the tagline of the movie, which will experiment with a totally different narratives. Unni R is the screen writer of the movie produced by Listle Stephen