‘Bhaiyya Bhaiyya’ shooting in progress


The shooting of Johny Antony’s ‘Bhaiyya Bhaiyya’ is progressing in full swing. The script is penned by Benny P Nayarambalam.

After a short break Kunchacko Boban-Biju Menon team joins for this movie. The movie narrates the story in today’s social scenario of the rush of migrant laborers from outside Kerala.

The movie which gives importance to brotherhood tells the story of the love shared between a Malayalee and a Bengali who grow up as brothers. Their love overcomes the boundaries of language, culture, and region. Nisha Aggarwal and Vinutha Lal are the heroines of Kunchacko Boban and Biju Menon.

Innocent, Suraj, Salim Kumar, Shammi Thilakan, Vijayaraghavan, Rafi, Sudheer, Tesni Khan, and Ambika Mohan also include the cast list. Vidyasagar tunes music for the lines of Vayalar Sarathchandra Varma, Murukan Kattakkada, and Santhosh Varma.

Vinod Illambilly is the cameraman. Kottayam, Kolkata, and Hyderabad are the locations of ‘Bhaiyya Bhaiyya’.

Dr Biju’s ‘Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal’ started rolling

Dr Biju’s ‘Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal’ with Kunchacko Boban in the lead role has started rolling. Kunchacko Boban plays a photographer in this movie which is based on Endosulphan tragedy.

The movie starts with Kunchacko Boban picturizing scenes from the endosulphan affected area Kolathilappara in Bellur. He also took photos of children who are victims of the same.

Dr Biju’s aim is to bring these victims before the society and open the eyes of those who have closed their eyes on them. Nedumudi Venu plays the chief reporter of a newspaper. Salim Kumar, Suraj Venjarammoodu, and Prakash Bare are the other main actors in ‘Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal’.

There will be 10 days shoot in June. The second schedule is in September at Geneva. The movie is scripted by the director himself. M J Radhakrishnan cranks camera for the movie.

‘Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal’ is Dr Biju’s movie after the National Award winner ‘Perariyathavar’.

Why weren’t we talking of Mullaperiyar until now: Salim Kumar

National Award winning actor Salim Kumar says that actors including himself have no right to protest on the Mullaperiyar dam issue.

“This is not a problem that broke out of the blue yesterday. This has been there for a logn time, and not any time in the last fifty years has any film maker even mentioned the term Mullaperiyar,” says Salim.

Salim Kumar also says that those who have said that State Award functions should be postpone because of the issue were being childish in their demand. Those who have not reacted for a long time, all on a sudden embarking on a protest spree also appeared a farce, the actor added.

Director Ranjith had the other day refused to attend the State Awards function as a mark of protest against the government’s inactivity in the Mullaperiyar issue.

Shah Rukh as Abu?

As the leading producer-director Karah Johar has shown interest in remaking the year’s national award winning Malayalam film ‘Aadaminte makan Abu’, the questions has already rose about who will be donning the role of Abu in the Hindi version. Much of the reports suggests that it will be Shah Rukh Khan who may appear in the demanding role. The grapevine goes that way since King Khan is also the biggest friend of karan Johar. As per the latest news, the director of the original, Salim Ahamed will work closely with the new movie too, most probably as it director under the banner of Karan Johar’s Dharma productions.

Meanwhile, the original Malayalam movie will grace the theaters on the 17th of this month.

Malayalees in 58th national Awards

As debutante director Salim Ahamed’s ‘Aadaminte makan abu’ has bagged four important awards in the national level this year, including that of Best film, Best Actor, Best Cinematography and Best Background scores, twelve other Malayalees has also made Mollywood proud with their performances, making the current year’s tally to 16 awards.

While Sukumary was selected the best supporting actress for her role in ‘Namma Gramam’, Saranya ponvannan ( who appeared in many Malayalam films like Artham and Cheppukilukkana changaathy ) has been selected as the best actress.Sabu Cyril has been selected for the best production design  for his work in ‘Enthiran’-the robot’.

While K R Manoj’s ‘The pesting journey’ was named the best investigative film, Snehal Nair’s ‘The gem’ was named the best film in the non feature section.Indrans jayan was named the best costumer while M Harikumar was selected as the best audiographer, once again.The documentary ‘Ottayaal’ by Shiny Jacob Benjamin also won a special jury award.

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.