Jayaram and Jewel Mary are paired in the forthcoming movie titled ‘Aadu Puliaattam’. This is Jewel Mary’s third film. She has shared screen space with Mammootty in her first two movies.
‘Aadu Puliaattam’ is directed by Kannan Thamarakkulam. Om Puri and Remya Krishnan also do prominent roles in this movie which is based on a myth that is believed to have happened around 600 years back.
Sudheer Karamana, S P Sreekumar, Pashanam Shaji, Ramesh Pisharody do the other main roles. The story, script, and dialogues are penned by Dinesh Pallathu. Aravind Krishna handles the camera.
‘Aadu Puliaattam’ is produced by Haseeb Haneef and Noushad Alathur under the banner of Grande Film Corporation.
Pathemari is a tribute to each and every expatriate who sacrificed their happiness for their families. If you are looking for an entertainer, it will disappoint you. Book the tickets if you love quintessential movies.
The movie is actually the entire life of an NRI Pallikkal Narayanan. Because of the family responsibilities, Narayanan along with his friend Moideen goes to Middle East in a Pathemari. The movie basically focuses on the selfless life of Narayanan who eventually spent almost 50 years at the Middle East so that his family can survive. What all he had to go through and how everyone treats him is what Pathemari talking about.
Mammootty, as Narayanan, has delivered an amazing performance. You would really feel for this character who is caught between his own wishes and the needs of his family. Jewel Mary, as Narayanan’s wife, has given a subtle yet strong touch to her character. One performance to watch out for is Siddique, who, despite very little screen time, has the most powerful lines and moments in the film.
The director, Salim Ahamed, has narrated this story with a pace and style that is now familiar to us through his last two films Adaminte Makan Abu and Kunjanandante Kada. To note are some one-liners that subtly pass through the scene, but says more than entire scenes put together. Madhu Ambat’s camera holds you down from the opening shot. The opening credits of the film show you Dubai in a way you’ve probably never seen the Emirate before. Resul Pookutty’s sound shows through, especially the portions where the sea is involved. Bijibal’s score is beautiful and unobtrusive. It serves as the right backing for the manner in which the story has been told. Vijay Shankar’s editing is seamless as it takes you to and fro from Kerala in the 60s and forward to the present day.
Verdict: Pathemari is an emotionally touching film which can move your heart. It’s not an entertainer but film that makes you see the life some people lives on whose efforts we are depending on. A film for the people who loves class and emotional films.
Dulquer Slamaan has landed a Maniratnam movie yet again. The talented actor has reportedly been roped in to play the lead once again. This time, according to reports, he will be accompanied by actor Karthi, who has assisted Maniratnam previously.
Earlier there was a buzz that Mammootty will be doing this role. However, latest reports suggest that Dulquer will play the role. Maniratnam has registered two names for the movies – ‘Komali’ and ‘Un Parvayku Mattum’. His production house Madras Talkies will produce the movie. His usual team including P C Sreeram, A R Rahman et al are part of the venture.
There were reports doing the round that Mammootty will be part of Mani Ratnam’s next. According to the latest buzz, Mammootty will act in the Malayalam version of the movie and young actor Tamil actor Karthi will star in the Tamil version.
This Mani Ratnam bilingual has a lot of expectations riding on it, with his last release ‘OK Kanmani, getting rave reviews. Interestingly, Karthi entered tinsel town as assistant to Mani Ratnam and he is keen to star in one. Mammootty has previously acting in the Mani Ratnam movie Thalapathy.
Here is a closer look at the big four.
Acha Din: Mammootty plays the hero in G Marthandan’s Acha Din. The film has Mammootty playing a native from Jharkand, who has been living in Kerala for almost two decades. Model Mansi Sharma is the heroine.
Love 24 X 7: Dileep plays a news anchor in debutante director Sreebala K Menon’s Love 24 X 7. Nikhila Vimal is the heroine. Sasikumar and Suhasini Mani Ratnam play important characters in this romantic tale.
Madhura Naranga: The popular pair of Kunchacko Boban and Biju Menon is back in action in Sugeeth’s Madhura Naranga. Parvathy Ratheesh is the heroine.
K L 10 Pathu: Director Muhsin Parari’s K L 10 Pathu showcases the life and culture of Malappuram. Unni Mukundan and Chandni play the lead.
Mani Ratnam’s previous Hit movie ‘OK Kanmani’ is yet to die down, news of Mani Ratnam’s next is doing the rounds. The buzz is that Mammootty will essay the lead hero in the movie. This is happening close on the heels of Mammootty’s son Dulquer becoming Mani’s leading man in the previous venture.
It is said that Aishwaria Rai Bachchan has been roped in to essay the female lead in the movie. The Mani Ratnam – Mammootty – Aishwaria team had previously worked together and their joining of hands has sent film buffs in a tizzy. Mani Ratnam has always expressed his admiration for Mammootty and the upcoming movie will be testament to their unique relationship.
Megastar Mammootty’s upcoming movie will be a hard core action movie which will have him modeled on action greats like Bruce Willis in ‘Die Hard’. The movie is being directed and scripted by debutantes Akhil Paul and Anas Khan. The untitled movie is touted to have some high octane action. However, the filmmakers say that they are not only looking at mindless action just for entertainment, but a complete movie, which even a serious movie goer would enjoy.
Style quotient is expected to be high in this movie. Along with the star element, the Mammootty’s acting prowess will be tapped in the movie. The movie is expected to go even beyond his hit thrillers like ‘Oru CBI Diarykurippu’, ‘Samrajyam’, etc.
Superstar Mammootty, who has just wrapped up the shooting of Salim Ahmed’s Pathemaari, has started shooting for G Marthandan’s Achcha Din.
Marthandan has earlier directed Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus.
Achcha Din is being produced by S George and has script by Emmanuel fame A C Vijeesh. According to reports, Mammootty is playing a north Indian who has been living in Kerala for so many years. Pradeep Nair wields the camera while Biji Bal scores the music.
Mammootty’s Vishu release, Bhaskar the Rascal, will hit the screens on Apr 14. The film has Nayantara playing the heroine.