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.

Kunchacko Boban in ‘Chirakodinja Kinavukal’

Kunchacko Boban
Kunchacko Boban will be seen in a double role in debutante Santhosh Vishwanadhan’s movie ‘Chirakodinja Kinavukal’. The movie will see Kunchacko Boban playing the roles of a tailor and an NRI. Rima Kallingal is the heroine and actor Sreenivasan plays a major role in the movie. Listin Stephen is the producer of this movie under the banner of Magic Frames.

Sreenivasan, Mydhili in Swargathekaal Sundaram

After trying her hand in a few commercial movies, young actress Mydhili will have a serius role in the social drama ‘Swargathekaal Sundaram’. Directed by debutante Manoj Aravindhakshan, the young director has roped in the likes of senior actors Sreenivasan , Joy Mathew and Lal for the movie. The director is keeping the social issues that he is telling as a suspense element of the movie . Rajesh Raghavan of ‘ 3 Dots’ scripts the movie which will be on sets soon.

Meanwhile Sreenivasan is currently completing his new film ‘Nagaravaridhy naduvil Njan’, which deal with the issue of waste dumping. Shibu Balaan is the director of the movie which will also feature the come back of yester year actress Sangeetha.

Sreenivasan back to Scripting

sreeniAfter a couple of years from his last movie as scriptwriter in ‘ Padmashree Dr SarojKumar’, actor-director Sreenivasan will once again turn to writing. He will be writing the scripts for the new movie from director Sanjeev N R. The movie will be a satirical look into the latest happenings of the state. Sreenivasan is currently acting in the new movie ‘Kannadi Talkies’

‘Traffic’ Tamil remake

Director Rajesh Pillai, who made the sensational film Traffic in Malayalam last year, has opted out of its Tamil remake.

According to him, “the original plan was to start the shooting immediately but now that it has got delayed, I have to concentrate on the Hindi version of the film.”

The Tamil version is being produced jointly by Listin Stephen and Radhika Sarathkumar.

Shaheed Kader, who has assisted Rajesh Pillai, Shaji Kailas and Viji Thampy, will now be making his debut as the director of Tamil Traffic.

The film’s cast has Sarathkumar, as the cop played by Sreenivasan in the original. The cast also includes Prakash Raj, Nassar, Prasanna, Radhika Sarathkumar, Remya Nambeesan and Sachin.

The shooting of the film is expected to start soon.

Vineeth Sreenivasan would love to direct the Big M’s

Sreenivasan might have rubbed a few shoulders wrong with his latest film ‘Padmasree Bharath Dr. Saroj Kumar’, but son Vineeth doesn’t seem to share his dad’s sentiments.

Vineeth says that it is his dream to direct films that would star Mammootty and Mohanlal in the lead roles.

He also adds, that if at all a project as that happens, the scripting of the film would be done by himself.

Currently Vineeth is busy with the pre-production of his new film ‘Thattathin Marayathu’ that would be jointly produced by Sreenivasan and Mukesh.

Sathyan-Sreeni to unite again

The duo who had presented Mollywood with some of the unforgettable satirical humorous films, director Sathyan Anthikkad and scriptwriter-actor Sreenivasan is planning to come together once again after a gap of 11 years. The duo who had been last seen together for the hit movie ‘Yaathrakkarude Shraddhakku’ will be uniting for the project that will kick start in 2013.

It was Sathyan Anthikkad himself who revealed about such a coming together, while speaking to a audience at Muscat. Sathyan is planning to make a movie in the lines of ‘Sandhesham’, which indeed was one of the best political satires of our times. The immediate movie from the director will be the one based on a story by Benny P Nayarambalam. The cast and crew of this project is yet to be confirmed.

Padmashree Bharath Dr. Sarojkumar starts

The sequel to one of the finest Mohanlal film Udayananu Tharam has started at Vaikkom near Kochi.

Debutante director Sajin Raghavan is making the film sarcastically titled  Padmashree Bharath  Dr. Sarojkumar!

Sreenivasan, who wrote the original film is once again doing the script and playing the title role.

Mamta is the heroine of the movie which will have Suraj Venjaranmoodu playing a new character Muttathara Sabu, the president of the Sarojkumar fans association.

The director Sajin Raghavan said:  ” You cannot call it a sequel. We have just taken some of the characters from Udayananu Tharam in new situations like Jagathy Sreekumar’s Pachalam Bhasi, Salim Kumar’s Rafeeq, and Mukesh’s Babykkuttan . Mohanlal’s Udayabhanu will not be there but will be mentioned.”

Two other new additions are Vineeth Sreenivasan and  Fahad Fazil  in important roles. It will be an out and out satirical movie on the superstars of Kerala. It is produced by Vysakha Rajan under his banner  Vysakha Films.