Saturday, 29 December 2007

Aakashagopuram for February

Mohanlal's new offbeat venture 'Aakashagopuram' will grace the theatres by the second week of February. The film which is based on Ibsen's Master Builder was shot mostly in U K. Directed by K P Kumaran, the post production works of this film is going in full swing at Thiruvananthapuram.

Before 'Aakashagopuram', Mohanlal will have a release in 'College Kumaran' directed by Thulassedas. The super star of Malayalam cinema is at present in a crisis as his last five films including the recent 'flash' didn't do well at the box office.

Since he and his fan following don't expect 'Aakashagopuram' to hit big at the box office, all the pressures will now be on College Kumaran, a campus based humorous flick, which is expected to be on theatres by the 26th of January.

The film will have Vimala Raman for the first time in the female lead opposite Mohanlal.

Mohanlal and Kavya together in “Maadambi”

The first time ever the team Mohanlal and Kavya Madhavan is teaming together for the new film 'Maadambi'. Directed by the scriptwriter B Unnikrishnan,. In this film Mohanlal doing the role as Gopalakishna Pillai, a private financier, who runs the business in the most ethical way.

This project is a combination of humor and action, Kavya will appear as Jayalekshmi, who works for a new generation bank which opens a new branch in the village.

The film which will also feature Jagathy, Sreenivasan, Siddhique and Jayasuriya in other important roles is all set to start its shooting by the early weeks of the New Year.

The film will have Mohanlal speaking a special dialect of the middle Kerala. Produced in the banner of Soorya Cinema by V C Joshy, the director and his crew expects this film to work wonders in box office

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Flash -Review

Flash - The music is youthful, but ordinary

Gopi Sundar is exceptional as a rerecording artist. His contribution to the success of films like 'NoteBook' and ‘Big B' were much lauded. And when it was heard that the talented rerecording artist is finally becoming a full time music director, every music lover was loaded with much expectations. But after hearing the tunes that he had given to his debut movie 'Flash', one don't find much reason to get over joy.

One of the first things that excite a listener is the presence of names like Karthik, Anuradha Sriram, Gayathri and Vineeth Srinivasan who share the songs within them which itself guarantees some soulful melodies. The album is slightly overdone with monotonous slow themes, which may find difficult to climb the charts. Gopi has gone for the classy way of presenting himself, selecting more complicated tunes and mix up of ragas, than going for more popular beats. The album offers much freshness, but the rather slow pitched tunes except a couple, may find it hard to gain an instant support from the audience.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Mohanlal and Mukesh in an English film

Mohanlal and Mukesh will appear in an English film for the first time in their career. They will appear in pivotal roles in the film 'Krishna' a film directed by Sharath, based on the life of V K Krishna Menon.This big budgeted film will feature Jimmy Meastry as Nehru, while Naseerudeen Shah will be in the title role of V K Krishna Menon. Mohanlal will appear in an equally important role in the film which looks into life and activities of the great leader through the eyes of a third person, who was very close to him. The film will take of in a couple of months.

'Flash' completed

The shooting of the Mohanlal’s Christmas Release 'Flash' was completed.The old hit team of Sibi Malayil with Mohanlal after five year is one of the most expected films for this festival. The last time the duo worked together was for 'Devadhoothan' which was a flop at the box office.'Flash' is said to offer a lot of differences, being in a genre of a comic psychological thriller. Scripted by Bhasurachandran, the film introduces Gopi Sunder as the music director. Cinematographed by Sajan Kalathil, the film is edited by Valsan Decruz. The final editing and dubbing of the film is on at Vismaya studios at Thiruvananthapuram.

Friday, 30 November 2007

Mohanlal,Meera Jasmine and Sathyan Team again

The team Sathyaqn Anthikkadu, Mohanlal and Meera Jasmine will join together after the super mega hit 'Rasathanthram' in the new film. Meera will be playing the role of wife of the character of Mohanlal. This time Sathyan is trying to narrate the problems that the newly weds face in the new world. The film is produced by Antony Perumbavoor in the banner Aashirwaad Films. Planned to start by January, this Vishu release will have Mukesh, Vijayaraghavan, Mohini, Khusboo and Seetha apart from Sathyan regulars.

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Christmas Releases

With only one super hit in ramzan 'Chocolate' and safe business to 'Nasraani’, the malayalam film industry is now looking for the next big season of the year - Christmas.
Mohanlal will have a release in 'Flash' - the film which will welcome back the director Sibi Malayil to Mollywood. The flick will have note book fame Parvathy in the female lead .This film is wrapped up as a psychological thriller, in the scripts of Bhasurachandran. The film will also mark the debut of Gopisundar, the popular rerecording artist, as the music director.

Mammootty will have 'Kathaparayumpol' a film directed by debutante Mohanan. In this satire scripted by Sreenivasan, Mammootty will appear as a filmy superstar Ashokraj, in a shorter role than usual which appear mostly in the later half of the flick. The film will be ably supported in the lead by Sreenivasn and Mukesh, who are also the producers of the film, in the banner of Lumiere films.

Prithviraj who is currently enjoying the success of a big hit like chocolate will have another entertainer in Raj Babu’s ‘Kangaru' all slated to hit the theatres on December 21. The film will also have Jayasuriya, Kavya Madhavan and Kaveri in important roles. The flick is distributed by the most successful distributors of the years - Lal creations.

The dark horse among the releases will be Dileep's ‘Romeo' produced and scripted by hit makers Rafi Mecartin and directed by Rajasenan. The film has a number of heroines like Samvrutha Sunil and Vimala. This slapstick comedy film is distributed by Marikkar films which has number of hits in 2007 like ‘Big B’, ‘Hello’ and ‘Nasraani’.

Apart from these films Dileep's 'Calcutta News', Bala's 'SMS' and Saiju's ‘Jubilee' may also make into theatres for this Christmas.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

'Rock' N roll' on November 15th

Renjith's 'Rock N roll' will release in theatres from the 15th of this month. The film with Mohanlal and Lakshmi Rai in the lead is being publicized as a musical fun film. The songs of the film are already on the mini screens .Renjith, who had mostly bad times in the recent years with continuous flops, desperately is in need of a big hit to recapture his name as a crowd pulling scripter and director.The film is an out and out musical entertainer set in the backdrops of Music and re- recording studios of Chennai. It's a fun movie about a pack of merry musicians who walks down the lanes of nostalgia.”, says the director on his latest attem.

Saturday, 13 October 2007

Paradesi Report

The film Paradesi is making a good responds to all over the theaters. Especially Mohanlal created an excellent perfomance in this film as "Valiyakathu Moosas". The film is not only an art but an entertainer also. All the characters in this film are good and they handled their role very well. The director P.T. KUNJAHAMMED done an excellent job. This is one of the best character ever played by Mohanlal, and the best of the year also. So don't miss to watch the movie ..if u missed this film then u missed the best movie of the year and best performance of our Lalettan

Mohanlal - Sathyan film for next Vishu

When Lal united with his favorite director Sathyan Anthikkad for last year's Rasathanthram, it resulted in becoming the biggest hit of the director.The film which ran for more than hundred days collected around 15 crores from the box office. And when the news arrives about the next project in which both the master talents unite once again, film goers will naturally expect another big hit, which tells the story of ordinary men.According to the latest schedules Mohanlal will start acting in Sathyan Anthikkad's new project from the mid of January.The scripts of the film which is planned for next Vishu, is in its last stages of completion. The film will feature Meera Jasmine-another Sathyan regular in the female lead.Sathyan has been repeating her fourth time in a row, the previous three like Achuvinte Amma, Rasathanthram and Vinodhayathra becoming big hits.The other cast and crew of the film are being finalized. And as usual this time too, Sathyan will give a title to the film only when the shoots are complete.

Thursday, 11 October 2007


Mohanlal - Sathyan film for next Vishu

When Lal united with his favorite director Sathyan Anthikkad for last year's Rasathanthram, it resulted in becoming the biggest hit of the director.The film which ran for more than hundred days collected around 15 crores from the box office. And when the news arrives about the next project in which both the master talents unite once again, film goers will naturally expect another big hit, which tells the story of ordinary men.According to the latest schedules Mohanlal will start acting in Sathyan Anthikkad's new project from the mid of January.The scripts of the film which is planned for next Vishu, is in its last stages of completion. The film will feature Meera Jasmine-another Sathyan regular in the female lead.Sathyan has been repeating her fourth time in a row, the previous three like Achuvinte Amma, Rasathanthram and Vinodhayathra becoming big hits.The other cast and crew of the film are being finalized. And as usual this time too, Sathyan will give a title to the film only when the shoots are complete.

Friday, 28 September 2007

Mohanlal and Joshy Team Again

After completing Nasraani, Joshy is already assigned for another movie with Mohanlal. This new project will be produced by Sasi Ayyanchira in the banner of Uthrattathi Films.Joshy, the most demanded senior director in Malayalam will have to find time this December to start his movie for AMMA. The movie which has all the prominent stars from the Malayalam film industry is into the final scripting session. Produced by Dileep, this will be one of the biggest projects ever to have done in Malayalam.

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Mohanlal with Roshan Andrews

The long awaiting of Roshan Andrus is finally over. The director, who is known for his very bold films like Note book and Udhayanaanu Thaaram, has been awaiting for dates from the superstar Mohanlal for one of the best scripts among his next projects.The new venture which is titled as "Casanova" will bring out some of the unseen performances and acts from the star through a very different character, the film which is to be scripted by Bobby Sanjay, will be produced by Impressario motion Pictures limited.

Undoubtedly the movie will be one of the prestigious projects of the star, next year.

Paradesi On October 11th

Mohanlal's Paradesi will grace the theatres on october11 for the Ramzan festival. The film which is produced by A and A productions will be the first venture that the Pyramid Saimira Limited is taking up for distribution. The movie will have forty prints, released all across the state for the festival.
Mohanlal is playing the role of Valiyakath Moosa , an elderly man who is forced to live in his own country as an expatriate. The film shows him four different ages in varied makeups. Award winning director P T Kunjumuhammed directs the film

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

The "Big Two" Again

After a long gap, Mohanlal will come together to do a movie with director Sibi Malayil. Together, they have made a host of memorable films like His Highness Abdullah, Kireedom, Dasaratham among other films.Now, the awesome twosome team up again. The film titled Flash will start shooting once Mohanlal is back from US.One of the heroines will be Parvathi of Notebook fame. Besides, the film will have Jagathy, Murali, Saikumar, Jagdeesh and Siddique.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Monday, 17 September 2007

Top 5 movies of the week - Hello still keeps No:1 Position

With the effects of another disastrous Onam dying out, most of the films released for Onam have virtually burnt out leaving the ones that were released earlier, into surprising hits.

The top 5 movies of the week are certainly surprising, if you have not watched this column for the last few weeks.

1. Hello - Mohanlal's biggest hit of the year continues to be the number one of the charts even after eleven weeks of release. The film continues in 13 centers across the state.

2. Arabikatha - In a surprise rebound, Arabikatha which was released on July 4 still attracts masses than the Onam releases. In many centres the film replaced many Onam releases after a gap of three weeks.

3. Alibhai - The film manages forty percent in major centres, even though half of the release centres have shifted it. Chances for becoming a break even are there, if it survives another three weeks in major centres.

4. Ore Kadal - Director Shyamaprasad's film about an affair between a megalomaniac social scientist and a simple housewife, have daring performances, but the film is mostly seen as high class entertainer. The movie manages to keep its momentum in very few city centres, but with increasing mouth publicity, the film maybe in theatres for another couple of weeks

5. Nivedhyam -This film by Lohithadas has successfully launched it major stars and they got many openings in newer films, but film is struggling to find audience. All chances are that this will become a losing proportion for Lal release.

With Ramzan month going on, no movies are expected to make any surprise collections for a couple of weeks. Rather there are more chances of them to leave the theaters for new Tamil and Hindi releases.

Friday, 14 September 2007

Ramzan releases

As the Muslim holy month of Ramzan starts today in Kerala, the filmi season that followed the big festival of Onam is taking a break for a month. The period of Ramzan with fasting and ifthars is normally looked upon as one of least collections. Not many producers will attempt to make releases during this month in Kerala.In Malabar area of the state, most of the theatres will either shut down during the day time or will go for their annual maintenance. The films that are on theatres will face a collection drop of at least a forty percent.And for this year, the major releases will happen only in the last week of Ramzan. Most films are now slated for a release on the 12th and 13th of October. This year Ramzan may prove to be a much better one than Onam as films gearing up for releases are more promising and colorful than the Onam ones.- Mammootty' will have his Nasrani which was earlier planned for this Onam.Dileep will be happy to find his long pending Calcutta News to theatres while Pyramid Syamira will make their first release in Malayalam with Mohanlal’s Pardesi.The other films that may steal the season's show will be Suresh Gopi's Black Cat and Pritviraj's Chocolate, which was also planned as Onam releases.

All these films will get a month’s time to prepare best for the box office fight, as all of them have completed their shooting.

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Mohanlal to act in an English film

Mohanlal is all set to play the lead role in an English film.The Mollywood buzz has it that the highly talented actor would play the lead role in a film titled Nineteenth Stop.The film would-be based on a story written by the celebrated Malayalam writer M T Vasudevan Nair.Asin might play his ladylove in the movie

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Lal films on demand for Remakes

Following the success of the latest Kireedam and Veeraappu, the remake of Mohanlal's Malayalam films Kireedam and Sphadikam respectively, Mohanal's other films are also on high demands for remakes.Many Tamil film makers are now on the rush to collect and watch the DVD's of his old films so that they can make an agreement with the concerned producers for remake rights, at the earliest.Lal's 2004 hit Udayananu Tharam is now being remade by Prakash Raj. Ali Bhai and Hello are his two films of 2007 that will be remade into Tamil in a short while.Earlier in Hindi, many of his Malayalam super hits were remade by Priyadarshan, which were also good hits in Bollywood. Rajnikanth recent super hits like Muthu and Chandramukhi were also the remakes of Lal's Malayalam hits like Thenmaavain Kombathu and Manichithra Thaazhu.

Monday, 10 September 2007

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"Flash" to start by Sep 25

Flash, which marks the reunion of Mohanlal with Sibi Malayil after long years, will start its shooting by the 25th of this month.The film which is planned in locations like Kanjangad and Kozhikode will be the film which Lal will be doing immediately after he comes back from the U S tour.The flick is confirmed as the Christmas release of Mohanlal. Scripted by S Bhasurachandran, the film will have Parvathy (Notebook fame) in the female lead.Produced by an NRI Tommichan Mulakupadam, the film will be a psycho thriller which also deals with suspense, and investigation.The movie will also have Murali, Jagathy, Jagadish, Sai Kumar, Siddique, Inderjit and Salim Kumar in the cast.As every eye in the business are on the comeback of the duo together, the least the filmgoer will expect is in the likes of their earlier classics like His Highness Abdullah, Bharatham, Kireedam, Kamaladalam, Dasaratham.

Top 5 movies

This years Onam was the most undelightful festival that the filmi business witnessed in recent times. Four films were released for the festival but surprisingly not any one from them climbed the top of the box office list. The top five Malayalam films are:

1. Hello - As expected after the preview reports of Onam films, Mohanlal's Hello still manages to grab in eighty percent audiences in major cities. The film which continues in more than thirty centres even after 65 days is the number one film, even in its tenth week

2 Alibhai - Mohanlal's much-hyped Onam film, directed by his favorite Shaji Kailas, did disappoint his fans But the nonsense repeat drama still makes it up to the second position. The film will find it hard to retain the position as many centres are planning to shift the film by this weekend.

3. Ore Kadal - After a very week start, Ore Kadal has gradually started inviting audiences. A film which still holds below 50 percent audiences tells the story of an affair between a megalomaniac social scientist and a housewife. With bigger stars like Mammootty, Meera Jasmine, Narein and its daring non traditionalist theme, the film was expected to make it through even after a faulty start. The growing mouth publicity about the performances and the charm of the flick seems in the positive side of the film’s trade.

4. Naivedyam - Veteran director Lohithadas with a tried and tested formula love story with newcomers didn’t get any big start. But the film continues in theatres due to the good marketing capabilities of the distributors. The feel fresh faces of the cast and the songs are the high points of the film.

5. Kichamani MBA - The film will definitely become a loser, but survived weeks due to the festival crowd pull.

The other films in theatres like Arabikkatha and Nadhiya Kollapetta Rathri has emerged as good hits with the Onam pull. With films like Indrajith and Hero poised to be in theatres this week, the story next week will be a bit different.

Friday, 7 September 2007

Paradesi For Razan

PT KunjuMuahammed and Mohanlal Team Paradesi will release on Razan.In this film Mohanlal acting as "Valiyakathu Moosa" an 80yrs old man.Mohanlal portrays the characters' 3 life stages 35,60 and 80 yrs.Moosa is a Indian citizen wrking in Pakistan. But when the partition occurs he is pushed to stay in Pakistan but Pakistan treated him as Indian citizen and send him to India ,but in India he treated as Pakistani. He ends up being shuttled between the two countries.

This film got good eye opener story with a good script.

Mohanlal Show 2007 at Los Angelas

Show Date : 09th September
Venue : Rezeda School Auditorium

On September 9th Bharath Mohanlal and his 20 members are going to present the mega stage show at Los Angels.Malyalees favorite actors like Mukesh, Jagatheesh, Vineeth, Suraj,Mamtha,Laxmi Gopalswami,singer RimiTomi are there with the 20 member team.The director of the show is the famous Malayalam film director Joshi.The program is organized by "Valley Malyalee Arts & Sports Club"-charitable society by Malyalees at Los Angels.The venue of the program is at Rezeda School Auditorium.

AMMA film to start by November

A year after its initial announcement, the film produced by AMMA has finally announced its shooting dates.The movie produced by Dileep on behalf of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) will have an ensemble cast which includes all the big names of Malayalam movie industry.To be directed by Joshy, the film stars Mammootty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Dileep, Jayaram, Naren, Prithviraj, Indrajith and Jayasuriya in important roles.The film is planned to start by the 16th of November. The script writers Sibi Udayan who has just completed the scripts is giving final touches to this biggest project in Mollywood.

Monday, 3 September 2007

Thakur Vs Inspector Narasimha

Thakur (Sanjeev Kumar - Sholay):

Sanjeev Kumar wonderfully portrayed the role of Thakur. Forming the crux of the story, Thakur is the mainstay of the film. His character’s plot for revenge is what the whole film revolves around. Without Thakur, there is no Sholay. More importantly, without Sanjeev Kumar, there is no Thakur. He lifted the character to great heights and because of him; Thakur has reached a great status today, just like Gabbar.

Inspector Narasimha (Mohanlal - RGV Ki Aag):

Present day, we will be seeing Mohanlal enacting the role of Thakur, which is now being named Inspector Narasimha. It will indeed be a tough task for him to live up to someone of Sanjeev Kumar’s caliber. But Mohanlal was born to play this role. As a matter of fact, I believe out of the entire casting, his is the most suiting. Even before the film, you just know Mohanlal is going to deliver. There are barely any qualms from anyone about him playing this role because pretty much everyone knows he can carry it. Mohanlal is a gifted actor, and we expect him to prove it yet again with his portrayal of Inspector Narasimha.

Report from Bollyspice

Sibi Malayil Back with Two Mohanlal Films

Sibi on his comeback has turned more vigorous and energetic than ever. He has announced two films back to back with Mohanlal.One of the films titled ‘Flash’ will commence shooting from first week of October and will be the Christmas release of the star. S Bhasurachandran, a well-known journalist has done the script of the film. This suspense thriller will have ‘Note Book’ fame Parvathy in the lead. The film is produced by Tomichan under the banner of Mulakupadam films.Sibi Malayil’s second film will reunite Lohitha Das with him. The film has been titled ‘Bheeshmar’ and works on it will begin on March 2008.

AAG - Mohanlal Done Excellent Job

The film AAg is getting a bad responds from audience.Even it is a Big hit remake Ramu did not try his level best to make the film better than Sholay, he even tried to make AAG to reach atleast near to Sholay. The only positive thing in the film is Mohanlal.He acted brilliantly in this film.Even Amithab Bachan also acted good but everybody will notice Lal's performance and will remember his performance only. Mohanlal's dialogue presentations are good in this AAG he made better than the film Company.
While u watch the film definitely you will give applause to Mohanlal in the scene where Big B cuts his fingers, the scene is very nice,Mohanlal's expression is perfect,he acted brilliantly in this film.Any how the film is not good as Sholay everybody who have seen the film AAG will remember Mohanlal and Big B's performance.

Onam Without Malayalam Film

Poor marketing and planning once again led to another dismal festival season this year.As the four films that were released for this Onam failed to draw audiences due to their weak entertaining proportions, the large group of the audience remained stuck to their TV Sets.Even in major cities more than four Tamil films were enjoying packed houses in the theatres.

Films like Thottal Poo Malarum, Munna, Sivaji, Thee Nagar and Love in London were those that were in city theatres. While in less known towns and B centres, the theatres owners very well found that it will be youths rather than families who are going to fill their centres and for them they also played mainstream masala filled Tamil films that just passed out from the A centres.

Hindi films like Hey Baby and Chak De India were also the favorites this season. Adding to the Mollywood's woes Mohanlal's Hindi film RGV Ki Aag also opened in full houses.

Saturday, 1 September 2007

AAG - NDTV Movies Report

After months of hype, controversy and court cases, RGV Ki Aag finally arrived in theaters this week. Ramu has never been short on guts. He has played by his own rules and created space for his brand of distinctive cinema.In Sarkar he took on the classic The Godfather. And now he reinvents the other cinematic holy cow: Sholay.The difference is that in Sarkar, the spirit of The Godfather hovered in the background. Sarkar was a fully realized film that stood on its own.In Aag, the spirit of Sholay has consumed the film and turned it into half-baked mess much like Linda Blair in The Exorcist.Characters, scenes, dialogue and even the background music echo the original. Only the names have changed because of legal complications. So anyone who has seen the original - and that's everyone over twenty-five-can't help but compare the two and I'm afraid there is no comparison.

Ramesh Sippy's Sholay is a classic because every element in it worked to perfection. The ingredients of popular Hindi film-action, romance, emotion, comedy-were blended perfectly to create the premium masala mix. Each character was finely-etched, every dialogue memorable.In Aag, only the drama of Narsimha versus Babban comes alive. Everything else, especially the romance and comedy, is absolutely limp.The milieu isn't the Bombay underworld that Ramu specializes in but a strange, half-urban-half-rural space called Kaliganj where Babban stomps around in giant boots.The stand-out performances here are Monhanlal as the upright cop and Amitabh Bachchan as the heinous criminal. Mr. B chews up the scenery with his psychotic bad behavior.There's a spectacularly funny moment when he looks at Nisha Kothari and declares: Toh yeh hai Miss Kaliganj. But beyond a point all the guns, gore, snarling and ugly men shot at impossible angles becomes totally exhausting.Thirty-two years after the original, the only improvement Ramu has managed is that he's fleshed out the character of Sambha, here called Thambe and performed superbly by Sushant Singh.Aag might work for teenagers who haven't seen Sholay but for those of us who've savored the original film not once but ten, twenty, thirty times, RGV Ki Aag is an exercise in futility.

Sibi Malayil - Mohanlal team with Flash

Sibi Malayil has kept away from Malayalam film industry due to some petty issues with the producers association, following a petition from the producer of his last film Amrutham about the bad audio track, the film carried. But now the associations have cleared off the allegations made against the talented director and have lifted the ban enforced on him. In his comeback Sibi is more energetic than ever announcing his two films with Mohanlal, back to back.

The first film titled Flash will start by the first week of October. The film scripted by S Bhasurachandran, an eminent journalist is a suspenseful film which has Note Book fame Parvathy in the lead. Produced by Tomichan in the banner of Mulakupadam films, will be the Christmas release of the star.

The second film of Sibi Malayil will witness the reunion of Lohitha Das with the master director. The film titled as Bheeshmar will start by March of 2008

RGV Ki Aag

As the Onam films failed to create any impulse in the box office, now all the eyes are on to Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag to create any kind of waves in the Malayalam box office. The film which has Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal as the protagonist opened in a number of theatres all along the state.

The film which is inspired from Sholay has an ensemble cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Mohanlal,Rajpal Yadav, Nisha Kothari, Susmita Sen, Prashant Raj and Urmila Matonkar. Mohanlal plays Inspector Narasimha, an encounter specialist with a justifiable vendetta against Babban, a psychopath killer played by Amitabh Bachchan. The biggest problem that the film face will definitely the comparison's with the original hit which even now continues to be the best in a million hearts.

Friday, 31 August 2007

Onam Release Reports

Poor entertainment values of the Onam films has resulted in virtual loss in collections of every films that were released this Onam.

As the films resorted to poor marketing, the situation became worse as most of the cine goers found solace in watching the previous year’s super hits, in mini screens in their own homes.

Mohanlal's ‘Alibhai’ was the safest of the lot as it managed to capture a better initial.

Mammootty's Ore Kadal which was released this Sunday surprised everyone with its poor opening, even though the film has some inspirational performances. The film though not expected to become a crowd puller, is faring worse than expected.

The rest of the films for this onam Kichamani MBA and Nivedhyam too is not going to have an upset victory as both are only maintaining very low collections.

And at the end is quite clear that Mohanlal's Hello which was released two months back will be the clear winner, this Onam. Continuing its impressive performance at the box office, the film is all poised to become the biggest hit of the year.

Thursday, 30 August 2007

College Kumaran - News

The shooting of Mohanlal and Thulasidas's film College Kumaran is fast progressing.The story is based on College and Mohanlal plays the Role of Kumaran the college canteen owner. Vimala Raman acts as his pair, she appear as a lecture.Lots of good actors acting on this movie like Balachandra menon,Siddiq,Saikumar and comedy artists Salim kumar and Suraj.

College Kumaran - News

The shooting of Mohanlal and Thulasidas's film College Kumaran is fast progressing.The story is based on College and Mohanlal plays the Role of Kumaran the college canteen owner. Vimala Raman acts as his pair, she appear as a lecture.Lots of good actors acting on this movie like Balachandra menon,Siddiq,Saikumar and comedy artists Salim kumar,Suraj.

College Kumaran - News

The shooting of Mohanlal and Thulasidas's film College Kumaran is fast progressing.The story is based on College and Mohanlal plays the Role of Kumaran the college canteen owner. Vimala Raman acts as his pair, she appear as a lecture.Lots of good actors acting on this movie like Balachandra menon,Siddiq,Saikumar and comedy artists Salim kumar,Suraj.

Ram Gopal Varma Ki Agg - Mohan Lal as Insp:Narsimha

In the film "RGV Ki AAG" Mohanlal is playing the role of encounter specialist inspector Narsimha,Thakur from Sholay. The character is an inspector who wants to take revenge against Babban.To take the revenge only he is living..The movie is going to release on 31st August.

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Interview With Mohanlal

Mohanlal one of the born actor in Malayalam film industry answers every question with a smile

Q: This year marks the 25th year of your association with films. How have your evolved as an actor and as a person during this time?

Mohanlal: Twenty five years in a profession is something very difficult, especially in an entertainment industry like cinema. So I should thank all my people who have accepted me as an actor. I think the credit goes to them. I am just doing my duty. It's my social commitment as an actor to perform the role and to do justice to it. And if I am appreciated by those people, I should say thanks to them for keeping me in this industry for the last 25 years. So I am nothing .... I am nobody!

And as a person .... well, I started my career at the age of 17. Now I am 43. So, in the 250 films, I have travelled not only physically, but also through a lot of minds.

Q: A spiritual journey, you mean?

Mohanlal: Yeah, of course. And I have met a lot of people and I can call each of them my Guru. I am still heading towards my destination, though I don't know where. But these people are carrying me, or unknown energies are carrying me as a person. I line in the present, and I celebrate every moment of my life. For example, right now, I am enjoying the conversation with you.

Q: You have said that you had never thought of becoming an actor. What prompted you to take up your first film,Thiranottam, which, incidentally, never saw the light of day?

Mohanlal: When I was in Class 6, I became the best actor in my school. When I was in Class 10 ... pre-degree, I was the best actor in my college. Some of my friends asked me, 'Can we do a film?' So I said, 'Yes!' I call it as an accidental co-incidence or a happening. So it's still happening. (laughs)

Q: You started your mainstream career with a negative role. Were you not worried that you would be categorised as a villain?

Mohanlal: I don't think there is a kind of stamping in films, especially in South India. But for an actor to get good roles, to get chances to get associated with good directors, to have good colleagues, to get good stories .... I can call it an element of luck. There is a hidden luck. I don't know how I can explain it to you. I have got the best of characters, best of directors, best of colleagues, best stories .... There are many actors who don't have a chance to expose themselves as good actors because of lack of all these things. But fortunately, I am blessed with all these. That's why I said, I am the chosen one, that unknown energies are helping me.

Q: You seem to believe a lot in destiny and fate.

Mohanlal: Well, I wouldn't call it fate. its not destiny. It's a happening.

Q: You have maintained that you like comic roles the best, though most of your award-winning films have seen you playing intense roles. your comment?

Mohanlal: Actually, to make somebody laugh, to make somebody cry, to make somebody comfortable is a big task. So again it's not me. It is, with the help of the script, with the help of colleagues, with the help of the directors that I am moulded into that character. I am not the only performer. The ambience is there, there are a lot of characters. So, with their help, I am succeeding in those roles. I have done intense roles, I have done comical roles. I have done buffoonery. I have done a lot of flop films. Yes! It is not my mistake. it is the mistake of the totality (chuckles). So if I win for a role, and if the film is a big hit, I can share it with everybody. And if it is a flop, I want to share it with everybody, even with the audience.

Q: Your mother said in an interview that she likes to see you only in comic roles. Any reason?

Mohanlal: You know, all mothers ... they want their children to be happy (Laughs). They don't want to see their children crying, getting beaten up by the villain, It's not only my mother even your mother will want that (Laughs).

Q: Some of your most acclaimed films are the ones you have produced yourself. How and why did you venture into film production?

Mohanlal: It is a thought process to create good films. So, if you want to do different things, you better do it with your own intelligence and with your own money. So I started my production company and I think most of my films have done very well, that is, in an artistic manner, not in the monetary manner!

Q: Your debut venture in Bollywood with the multi-lingual Kalapani, failed to arouse audience interest, though it fetched five national awards. Did you dub it in Hindi with an intention of getting into blockbuster films in Bollywood?

Mohanlal: It is a Malayalam film. We dubbed it in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. So, there wasn't any intention like that at that time.

Q: You won the Best Supporting Actor award for Company. How did Ram Gopal Varma convince you to do the role?

Mohanlal: Actually, we planned a film long back. He (Ram Gopal Varma) first came to me with a Telugu film. For Company, he took may be half an hour! He narrated the story, and it was an irresistible offer. He just narrated the script, and that's it.

Q: Do you have offers to do more Hindi films?

Mohanlal: Not many. Actually, I don't want to do Hindi films. They are not my cup of tea. I have done a Tamil film called Iruvar. People say I portrayed the role of MGR and it was o convincing. It was an irresistible offer from Mani Ratnam. It was Aishwarya Rai's first film. But that was not the attraction, okay? (Laughs) But see, if a director can convince an actor, and if the story is good, it's enough for the actor to do the film.

Q: You played Karna in a Sanskrit play, Karnabharam. How did you manage a Sanskrit play?

Mohanlal: It was a request from the National School of Drama. it was an honour for me. It was actually an English play. Then it changed to Malayalam and ended up in Sanskrit. I have done two shows in Delhi and Mumbai each. It was an amazing experience, simply because I don't know Sanskrit. an two hours of Sanskrit! I really think I am the first Indian film actor to do a Sanskrit play.

Q: You have opened your first restaurant in Dubai. How did that happen?

Mohanlal: It was my dream to have good restaurants. I love food and I love to cater to people who love good food. It is again like acting or watching a film, or watching dance. You should have a respect for food. I want to share it with my fans. it is not only for the Kerala people. it is for the world. Because of my being a film personality, people will get curious about it. If I succeed, I can bring lot of products from Kerala. it is an expansion for the culture of Kerala.

Q: Director Priyadarshan rates you as the best actor in the world. Mani Ratnam says you are the most natural actor in India. During the shooting of Vanaprastham, a French Technician said that you were born in the wrong side of the world. if you were to be born in some other country, you may have already got the Oscar. Of the people who has given you the best compliment?

Mohanlal: Very interesting question. When I am walking on a street, or I am in a supermarket, and I see a two-year old child recognising me and saying 'Mohanlal', that's a complement. I have wanted it, and I have got it.

Q: Do you think you still have something to achieve as an actor?

Mohanlal: You can't point out the saturation point for a particular thing. So whatever time God permits me, whatever time my physical conditions permits me, whatever time my audience permits me. I will continue to act. After that, I will react.

Friday, 24 August 2007

Onam With Mohanlal

Onam the national festival of Kerala. In Onam Kerala peoples get two festivals one is Onam and the other is Onam films. Mohanlal's two films is there for the Malayalees. "Hello" and "Alibhai" the two films are running successfully all over Kerala and also in out side centers. One more film "Ramgopal Varma Ki AAg" is going to release on august31st.So enjoy this Onam with Mohanlal.

Thursday, 23 August 2007

Mohanlal’s "Ramgopal Varma Ki AAg" on August 31

Mohanlal’s Hindi film "Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag" be releasing on August 31st. The much-awaited movie, directed by Ram Gopal Varma.In this film Mohanlal playing the role of an encounter specialist named Narasimha. Suchitra Krishnamoorthy is acting as Mohanlal’s wife in the film.
The movie also casts Amitabh Bachchan (who was also cast in Sholay), Ajay Devgan, Sushmita Sen, Nisha Kothari, Rajpal Yadav, Gaurav Kapoor, Suchitra Krishnamoorthy and others. The movie, produced by Ram Gopal Varma under the banner of Adlabs, and the script penned by Rahil Qazi.
The music is done by Ganesh Hegde and Bappi Lahri for the film and cinematography is by Amit Roy. Mohanlal’s Malayalam films released this year are doing good business at the box office.

After Rajnikanth, it’s Mohanlal In an Animation Film

The recent news in Indian animation industry was all about Rajnikant's 'Sultan The Warrior' animation film done by his daughter. Following the lines of the superhero, its Malayalam star Mohanlal reinventing his career by doing an animation film.Animation Dimensions, an animation company has started their work on a film with the Superstar as the hero. Mohanlal will also be lending his voice to the film, says the Creative Head of the Animation Dimensions, Prakash Nambiar. The film will have two heroes in the lead. Besides Mohanlal the other hero would be a superstar from Bollywood.Apart from this, another animation series with the famous characters of Naadodikkattu , Daasan and Vijan is being worked by another group of animators.

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Mohanlal Vs Mohanlal

As the other film are delayed their Onam releases its a Mohanlal Vs Mohanlal Onam. Mammooty's Orekadal is releasing on 26th of this month and other Onam expecting releases are Suresh Gopi's Black Cat,Kalabhavan Mani's Indrajith and director Lohithadas film Naivedyam.Mohnalal's Hello now also continuing in most centers with 80% collections.The film successfully completed 50 days.Mohanlal's Onam release Alibhai got a big opening and is now moving to a hit.So all we can expect a mohanlal film fights for Onam.

College Kumaran on the fast lane

The shooting of Thulasidas' Mohanlal film College Kumaran is fast progressing.The film is set in the background of a college and Mohanlal plays Kumaran, whose gang consists of college students.Vimala Raman is being cast opposite Mohanlal for the first time. She plays a college lecturer.The movie is expected for a release this Ramzan. Balachandra Menon plays an important role in the film and has also Siddique, Salim Kumar, Sai Kumar, Suraj Venjaranmoodu, Shamna, Lakshmi Krishnamurthy.Story and screenplay is by Suresh Poduval, while music is by Ouseppachan.

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Monday, 20 August 2007

Mohanlal in and as "Bheeshmar"

After a waiting for a decade, the dream team is back. The team of Lohithadas and Sibi Malayail who had been with the most saleable artist of Malayalam, Mohanlal to create some of the classics of modern cinema, is again thinking to make another with Mohanlal.

The film has been tentatively titled as Bheeshmar, and the initial works on the projects are on. The movie will be produced by Johny Sagarika and will be the second project of Sibi with Lal in 2008.

Sibi Malayil who has been keeping away from films following a ban by producers association will reliance himself with another Lal starrer, in the scripts of S Bhasurachandran, which will start its shooting by the end of this year.

"College Kumaran" Shooting Started

The shooting of Mohanlal's College Kumaran has commenced in Thiruvananthapuram. The film is being produced by Bensy Martin and is being directed by Thulasidas.

Vimala Raman plays the female lead.

Others in the cast include Balachandra Menon, Nedumudi Venu, Janardhanan, Siddique, Risa Bava, Babu Namboothiri and Saikumar. The story and Suresh Poduval provides script for the film.

Music is by Ouseppachan.

Alibhai straight to the lead

The penultimate weekend before Onam shows two Lal films fighting neck to neck for the top slot. Alibhai, that have landed few day back captures the lead with its fabulous initials.

The top five movies of the weekend are:

1. Alibhai - The film which was released in 75 theatres, opened with the best initials seen so far. Even though the film is an action masala, the longer queues outside every centres ensure the film to become a safe success. But how long these collections will last is a matter to see.

2. Hello - The film with Rafi Mecartin is now looked upon even to win the Onam fest. The film which is still continuing in 30 centres, after completing 50 days, has already converted into the onam film as the theatres refuse to change the movie for new releases. The film which even registers 70 percent collection in its 50 day will pose a threat even to Alibhai and other Onam releases.

3. Nadhiya Kolapetta Rathri - The movie which opened with a good initial, somehow finds a drop in its fourth week. The film may find it hard to move over the new arrivals as the star of the movie. Suresh Gopi still has two offerings for this Onam in Black Cat and Kichamani M B A, which will hit the theatres in a matter of 10 days.

4. Arabikatha -The Lal Jose film which had Sreenivasan in the lead still register 50 percent collections and may pass over to Onam in select centres and will be the most wanted Onam film in first change centres.

5. Mission 90 Days - The film is continuing in very few centres, but reports suggest that the film has managed to get its money back due to its low costs and low shoot days. The film any way is a loser in commercial terms, but just escaped from a washout and may get its due from the first change centres, this Onam.

Friday, 17 August 2007

Alibhai Movie Review

Mohanlal has been in the best of the times, with a number of continuous mega hits up in his sleeves for the last couple of years. That is the only possible reason why the director Shaji Kailas and his crew have thought, this festival season, to recheck on his present popularity as a mass action hero. And the product is Alibhai where our desi hero does everything a la Rajnikanth, to satisfy his legion of fans and the crass festival audiences. And for those who want to check it for humane storyline and lighter emotions as recent Lal movies, this may prove as an overdose.

The film has him as Anwar Ali, popularly called as Alibhai, who is the uncrowned king of Palayam market in Kozhikode. He is the savior of the poor and downtrodden. He has his group of friends, who is into everything that affects the lives of the people in the market. Even though the flower seller of the market Chenthamarai (Navya Nair) is crazy for the hero, he finds no time for love due to his heavy schedules in taking up people's causes.

The movie opens with the flash back sequences which establish young Ali, a member of barami family famous for making wooden ships. Ali Bhai in this past was cheated and wrongly accused of a crime by one of his friends Sundaran Thampi, for which he chops off, one of his hands and flee from his home to the palayam market, where he had to face many hardships before he emerged as the Bhai-the leader. He never backs out from a fight, even though he never dreamed of living as a goonda leader. Once he had to enter into a fisticuff with Bada Bhai, Abraham in which the later gets bed ridden. Even after the day, Ali takes care of Abraham with money and medicines. And from that day onwards, he was the unquestioned leader of the six thousand laborers of the market who called him with love Bhai.

In the life of Alibhai arrive the devils from his childhood, Sundaresan Thambi (Siddique) and Dan Abraham (Aryaman), son of Badabhai Abraham who wants to drive Alibhai and his men out of the market and build a mall there. They are hand in glove with the city corporation and the state administration and are having the aid of big investors from foreign countries. They are into anything, even to the levels of mass blasting, to settle their old scores and change the Kozhikode city into an international tourist centre which provides fun, wine and women. How Alibhai resists their attempts to save the market and the city forms the rest of the plot.

The film which moves in a rapid pace offers everything as a mass movie. Packaged into 2-hours-20-minutes, the rapid pace of the film helps you to avoid a yawn. Mohanlal, the one man entertainment troupe, most of the time carries the film on his shoulders with intense expressions, particularly his eyes, which display a range from bad to good. His silence speaks volumes and his performance is possibly the film's one highlight. The other highlights of the film is sadly not a refreshing storyline or sequences, but well choreographed fight sequences by stunt master Super Subbarayan.

The film has a big cast of which none except Lal gets enough spaces on screen. Among the crowds are Jagadheesh, Cochin Haneefa, Sudheesh, Shammy Thilakan, Ganesh, KPAC Lalitha and co. Suraj's Podipara occasionally register light moments, but that too is few .The producer Antony Peumbavoor also comes in an unimpressive cameo.

The film has two songs by Alex Paul, which won't help in any big manner for the movie. The lead actress Gopika as Ganga even can't make her presence felt as there is no lighter sequence from the superstar or any kind of romantic relief from the relentless fisticuffs to give audiences sore knuckles. The scripts by T A Shahid is a repackaging, which gives viewers the same old fare, of Lal heroics with the odd change here and there.

Cinematographer Sharavanan has registered some impact visuals for the film, but as usual with Shaji Kailas films, editing by Don Max is over board. Rajamani brings in a background score which adds to the action mood, but is surprisingly similar to that of Deepak Dev in Khakhi.

Shaji Kailas had earlier heard a lot of criticisms for the Mohanlal’s Meesa Piriyal films which have him twirling his moustache. But now in his best of the times, audiences in Kerala may digest having good time by watching Mohanlal's mass masala action than him in a film which has a humane storyline and stronger emotions. Don't look for reason, logic or story in harder terms, as the film is all about Mohanlal's 'heroism' and interaction with his mass viewers, and most of the time he talks directly to the camera!

Alibhai is a thorough Lal fare which has him in another hard-hitting performance, most of which we had seen earlier. Apart from Lal, there are very few reasons why one can spend money on this movie.

Alibhai Got Big Opening

Mohanlal's Onam flick Alibhai made a fabulous opening in 75 centres all around the state. The film was shown around 400 times in the state yesterday.

Almost every centre registered hundred percent audiences for all the shows. In the capital city itself the film made 14 shows in the opening day.

As the other onam releases will appear only after a week, the movie will gain the best initial ever seen in recent times.

Mohanlal has more reason's to cheer as his recent film Hello is celebrating fifty days in almost all release centres. The film is expected to continue as an Onam film and draw festival audiences in atleast thirty of the release stations, which will make it the biggest hit of the year.

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Alibhai - Keralapal Report

Shaji Kailas proves again and again that bettering ‘Narasimham’ is beyond him. Though first half of ‘Alibhai’ was well directed, he failed miserably in the second. Except for looking rather fat, especially in dance sequences, Mohanlal was superb with his dialogues, mannerisms and action. Music also was downright bad. Like other Shaji Kailas films, the camera-work, editing and background scores were excellent.

Alibhai Report

Alibhai released at Kerala and the movie is getting mixed responds from the audience. Becaus all the audience are expecting movies like Narasimham and Aaram Thampuran and the movies publicity also gave over expectation to the audience. The movie is a good one everybody can enjoy the film. Mohanlal's performance in the film is very good.The movie is an action packed movie,contains good fights,songs,and lalettans "kidilan dialogues".Any how the movie will complete 100days run. If you are going to watch the movie dont expect more like Narasimham and Aaram Thampuran.. expect lal and his fights and dialogues...

Mohanlal - Sathyan film by December

Sathyan Anthikkad is planning to start his next venture with Mohanlal by the early Weeks of September. The director is presently in the last phase of scripting the movie, which is also a social satire.

Meanwhile, Mohanlal will move on for an American trip, this weekend with a group of prominent stars .The superstar will make a return only after 45 days. Then he will complete Renjith's Rock N Roll and will also complete the second schedule of College Kumaran, the new film by Thulaseedas. Mohanlal will then complete the Sathyan flick in a schedule, and the film will reach the stations as a Vishu release

Kamal is Planning to have a Mohanlal film

The most famous mainstream director of Malayalam, Kamal, is finally planning to unite with Mohanlal for his next venture. The director who has been going through rough times with some of his latest movies like Karutha Pakshykal and Goal, not making any good returns wants to revive his hit combination with Mohanlal.

The duo was last seen together nine years back in the super hit film ‘Ayaal Katha Ezhuthukayaanu’. Before this, Kamal and Mohanlal had united in the late eighties and early nineties to create some of the classic films like Orkkapurathu, Ulladakkam and Unnikale Oru Katha Parayaam.

Alibhai in 75 centers

Mohanlal's Onam offering 'Alibhai' released at 75 centers in 44 release stations ,all across Kerala. In two stations the film is shown in four centers each.
As the Ramzan month is fast approaching within three weeks, the producers of Alibhai, Aashirwaad cinemas are planning to get the maximum initials from the Onam season, before the expected collection dip when the film enters the Ramzan month.

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Alibhai From 15th August and Rock N Roll for November 8

Mohanlal's latest film with director Renjith, Rock N Roll will release by November 8.

The film which has recently completed its first schedule will get completed only after Lal and group comes back from their American tour.

The film is a musical entertainer which has Mohanlal as Chandra Mauli, a drummer.

Before the release of Rock N Roll, Lal will have few other releases, the first being Alibhai, the big Onam film.

Ram Gopal Varma's remake of Sholay titled Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag will be on theatres by the end of this month.

In the film Mohanlal is playing Narasimha, an encounter specialist who is after the famous Gabbar singh.

And for Ramzan, Lal will have a release in P T Kunju Mohammed's Pardesi.

Censoring Report Of Alibhai

The censoring report of "Mohanlal's Alibhai" says that it will become a mega hit.The film Alibhai contains four fights and two songs and the very important thing that the report says that the climax of the film Alibhai is superb.Laaaal Salaaaaaaam!!!!!!

Monday, 13 August 2007

Mohanlal Show 2007

Mohanlal and a team of actors and musicians will leave to USA on 17 August to perform cultural shows.

The event titled "Mohanlal Show 2007" will be directed by popular director Joshy.

The programmes will be performed in New York, New Jersey and the team will be in US for the next 40 days.

Mukesh, Jagadhish, Vineeth, Venjaramood Suraj, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Shweta Menon and Rimi Tomy will accompany Mohanlal.MohanMo

Alibhai - Beware This Man

Friday, 10 August 2007

Once again Mohanlal Mammootty Film fight

Both of the superstar's films are going to release on Onam. Mohanlal's "Alibhai" is going to release on Aug 15th the Independence day .Previously there was news that there is no Mammooty film for Onam but now its confirmed Mammootty's "Ore Kadal" is going to release with Mohnanlal's "Alibhai" ( But not On Aug 15th). So here once again Mammootty Mohanlal Films fights are going to taking place. Good news for Mohanlal and Mammooty fans.Cheer up!!!!!!!

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Six films in the line up for Onam

Onam 2007 will see six films including four superstar films, offered for the approval of the film viewers.

Mohanlal's Alibhai, Mammootty's Ore Kadal, Suresh Gopi's Black cat, Kichamani M B A, Jayaram's Seetha Kalyanam and Lohithadas's Naivedhyam are the films that are in the last race for making a release during Onam.

The first to be in theatres will be Alibhai which will get released by this 15th.

Mamootty's Ore Kadal and Suresh Gopi's Black Cat will also make into theatres by next weekend.

Naivedhyam is all set to release by 22nd of this month while Kichamani MBA will make it into theatres by the last week of August.

Many films like Mammooty's Nasrani, Prithviraj's Chocolate and Dileep's Calcutta News which were planned as Onam releases were shifted to a further date due to non completion and other technical problems. Non arrival of these films will definitely make a luck lustre filmi onam, this year.

Moreover three of these films including Ore Kadal, Black Cat and Seetha Kalyanam were those that were earlier planned to make it to theatres before this onam, and so will lack the entertainment values of festival films. Only Alibhai and Kichamani MBA are the films that were planned for the festival audiences.

"Hello" still at the Top

The July release has survived the heavy rains and ongoing epidemic strains and many films have become safer deals, for the masses. This August has also created one of the biggest hits in Hello which is facing virtually no competition from any of the films on the run.

The top five Malayalam films are:

1. Hello - The Mohanlal film still stays at the top with collections to envy. Director duo Rafi-Mecartin has made the biggest blockbuster of the year, which stills takes, a ninety percent collection even after a month of release.

2. Nadiya Kolapetta Rathri - K. Madhu makes yet another thriller with Suresh Gopi as the cop. The film draws a decent initial, even though everything except the backdrop of the train, seems pretty regular in investigative thrillers in Malayalam.

3. Arabikatha - Director Lal Jose's political satire initiated the biggest talk that a film has created in recent times. Featuring Sreenivasan in the main lead, the film has become popular with the viewers, disregarding their political affiliations.

4. Mission 90 Days - Mammootty played to perfection a commando chasing down the assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. But the film is not proving to do any good to director Major Ravi's efforts, as it is little away from becoming a washout. Presently in its fifth week, the film draws only 40 percent collections.

5. Heart Beats - The heavy promotional and the presence of Simran has managed to create an initial for the film, but no gimmicks may save the film from becoming another youth disaster.

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Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Onam With Mohanlal

Mohanlal's Alibhai's release is confirmed on AUg 15 but it looks like Mammootty will not have an Onam 2007 release for the first time in 11 years!

The shooting of the actor's proposed Onam release Nasarani has been delayed due to rains and frequent 'Hartals' called by political parties in the state.

Theatres which had charted his Nasarani as their Onam release have been informed by the distributor Marakkar films that it has been postponed to Ramzan, and will now release only on October 12.

A pall of gloom has descended in Kerala among Mammookka's fans, as they were eagerly looking for Nasarani, especially after Mission 90 Days was washed away at the box-office.

So now it is certain that there will be no worthwhile opposition to Mohanlal's Ali Bhai, which will be censored on Friday and will be ready for release on August 15.

Sushmita Sen praises Varma and Mohanlal

Sushmita is working on "Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag" the remake of 70's blockbuster movie "Sholay". She plays the character named Durga.Sushmita rewinds to Jaya Bachchan who played Radha in Ramesh Sippy's "Sholay". As per Sushmita, "It's not that my character Durga doesn't speak. It's that inner tranquillity. And hats off to Ramu for signing someone with a strong image like me to play someone like Durga ... it requires guts and hindsight. Ramu has both". Sen is die hard fan of Malayalam mega star Mohanlal and she is very happy about sharing screen space with him. "I've stood in the same frame as Mohanlal. I'm honoured. To watch him perform is to watch a whole textbook on Indian cinema unfold in front of your eyes. He's that brilliant." says Sushmita.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

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Cast: Mohanlal, Gopika, Navya Nair

Direction: Shaji Kailas
Production: Antony Perumbavoor

Mohanlal who is on a dream run among super hits, producing some of the best in his career, is on to one of the big budget extravaganza for this Onam-Ali bhai.

The film, planned to deliver a complete Onam sadhya for his fans, will have everything to satisfy the regular views of the star. The star's favorite director Shaji Kailas, who is again teaming up with Lal after Baba Kalyani for Alibhai is hell-bent on making his new film with Mohanlal a grand affair.

The film which has screen play by T A Shahid opens from the historical streets of Valiyangadi and Vellayil Kadappuram. The film tells about the lives of a big mass of people, mostly the laborers of Palayam market in Kozhikode.

Mohanlal plays Akbar Ali, a trade union leader who controls the famous Palayam market. Ali is the darling of the masses and downtrodden and helps anybody who comes to him without expecting anything in return. He never backs out from a fight, even though he never dreamed of living as a goonda leader. Once he had to enter into a fisticuff with Bada Bhai, in which the later gets killed. And from that day onwards, he was the unquestioned leader of the six thousand laborers of the market. They called him with love Bhai.

Alibhai once had to flee his home when he is wrongly accused of a crime. The film is also about how he influences so many lives. T .A Shahid models the character on Ali Babu, a person from real life who lived like Ali Bhai in Kozhikkode, decades ago.

Shahid is expecting to repeat the success of his Rajamaanikyam through Alibhai, which is meticulously scripted.

Gopika (Ganga) is one among the two heroines, with whom Ali falls in love with. Navya Nair plays Chenthamara, the flower-seller who too loves Ali Bhai.

The film which features a huge support cast including Innocent, Cochin Haneefa, Sai Kumar, Rajan.P.Dev, Suraj, Vijayakumar, Siddique, Jagadish, Shammi Thilakan, Sudheesh, Sharanya, Shamna and another hundred artists.

The film will have every type of mass masala, terrific punch lines,item song, spell binding action sequences, good music and everything a commercial movie should have.

Cinematographed by Sharavanan, the film is edited by Don Max. The film has three songs set to music by Alex Paul in the lyrics off Gireesh Puthencherry. The shooting of film which was completed in Kozhikode and Pollachi is now in the final stages of post production.

Planned to make the biggest of the releases in Malayalam in more than 60 centres, the film will grace the theatres as an Onam release by the 15th of this month.

Monday, 6 August 2007

Double for Mohanlal

Mohanlal is trying his hand at double role for his next film to be directed Joshy.

The film in the scripts of A K Sajan is produced by Sasi Ayyanchira (the producers of Mission 90 Days).

This new untitled film will be an immediate project of the veteran director after Nasrani which is presently in the sets.

Joshy has recently created a few hits with Lal including Naran, but his last release July 4 with Dileep didn't work out quite well.

But We can Expect a Mega hit from this Team....Because its our "Lalettan"....

Hello doing well, even outside Kerala.

Hello is becoming one of the milestones in Malayalam film history for its exceptional run, even outside Kerala.

The film which was released in Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai, also makes money box tingling there. It is the first time that a Malayalam film is being shown in four cinemas in Chennai at the same time, that too in multiplexes such as Inox and Mayajaal.

This comes as a shot in the arm for the actor who has proved his credentials as a consummate entertainer many times over. Now the producers of Mohanlal are planning to make big releases for his every future movie.

Saturday, 4 August 2007

Sathyan Anthikkad - Mohanlal Team Again

It took a decade to bring together the old friends, director Sathyan Anthikkad and superstar Mohanlal to work for a film last year.

The result was the super hit Rasathanthram which ran to 100 days. The film reworked the chemistry and sync between the director and his favorite actor to such an extent that they planned to unite in every alternate year.

Sathyan who was taking rest after his recent hit Vinodhayathra, have started working for his next project again with Lal. The film will again present a family subject in the backdrop of Sathyan’s subtle humour.

The film which is the Vishu project of 2008 will start by the December of this year and is produced by the trusted aide of Lal. Antony Perumbavoor in the banner of Aashirwaad cinemas.

Top 5 movies of the week

Even few new releases like "Nadhiya Kollapetta Rathri" and "Veeralipatu" arrived last week,but they couldn't dislodge Our mohanlal starrer Hello from the top spot.Lalettan's film Keeps the 1st Position.

The top five Malayalam films are:

1. Hello - Directors Rafi-Mecartin have presented Mohanlal in an out-and-out comic role. The actor has enthralled audiences with his performance and the film is destined to become one of the biggest successes of the star.

2. Nadhiya Kollapetta Rathri - Another investigative thriller from K Madhu has opened well and is in fact, the movie received the best opening for a Suresh Gopi film, this year. The film which succeeds in keeping the suspense element till the end also proves different with the plot of three killings in a compartment and the backdrops of a running train.

3. Arabikatha - Sreenivasan, once again proves that his slow but steady initial which can save any film with thick content. Lal Jose presents though his film a man who holds leftist ideals close to his heart and is forced to go to the Middle East to earn money. The film has become the most talked about filmi event of recent times.

4. Mission 90 Days - Major Ravi is back with the story of a National Security Guards (NSG) team tracking down the assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The film, which has Mammootty in the lead offers a different cinematic approach based on reality, but the film may find it hard to become a success.

5. Sooriyan - The V M Vinu directed Jayaram starrer is still in the list because, the other films that has been released recently even didn't mange to create any openings. Sooriyan may not help Jayaram to resurrect his career in Malayalam

Apart from these Prithviraj’s Veeralipattu, Babu Thiruvalla's Thaniye and Dileep's July 4 are still in theatres finding it hard to invite in the Masses.

Major Ravi's New Project "Kargil" with Mohanlal

After two films back to back which told army stories , Major Ravi is now on to make another in the title 'Kargil'. The film with Mohanlal in the lead will be a bilingual made in Hindi and Malayalam simultaneously.

"I am planning a film on the Kargil war. We lost so many army men in the war. I want people to know what happens in a war, I want people to feel for those who sacrifice their lives for the country. I was in Kargil but the war started only after I came out", says Major Ravi on his new project.

Meanwhile Major Ravi's latest film on theatres 'Mission 90 days' is getting mixed responses from the audience. According to the director, the audience has reacted the way he expected after seeing the film, as every viewer is talking about the delay that happened in catching Sivarasan and starting the operation. "It is not that I am the first person who is talking about this delay. So many books and statements have already come out. I have also shown it in my film. Because it is a film, it has become a matter of discussion. If we had gone inside and caught them alive, the operation would have been successful completely", says the director, a recipient of the President's medal for gallantry, who left the Indian Army to be a military consultant for many Indian films.

Friday, 3 August 2007

Mohanlal New Film Photos

Ram Gopal Varma Ki "AAG"

Check out this site to see our Lalettan in the film "AAG"

Thursday, 2 August 2007

Rock n Roll- Mohanlal In New Style

Mohanlal wears cargos, designer shirts and shorts (Oh God!) in Rock & Roll, where he will be speaking in accented English with a mixture of Malayalam . The buzz is that the character sketch of Murugan is similar to the famous drummer Sivamani!

Rohini back to Malayalam With Mohanlal

The heartthrob of the eighties, Rohini is again back to Malayalam playing a prominent role in the new film Rock N Roll by Renjith. The film will have her playing the role of Nirmala, wife of Violinist Issac, played by Lal.

The actress, who debuted through Malayalam and became a big star in the eighties, had a number of hits associated with her.

Recently she was appearing as the presenter of a number of programmes of Amritha TV. She is also a friend of Renjith, since she lent her voice for Shreya Reddy in his Black, the Mammooty starrer of 2004.

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Special Posters for Alibhai

The Onam offering from Mohanalal, Alibhai will have special posters, designed for the diehard fans of Lal.

The posters will feature the fans from all over the state who assembled in thousands for the Pooja of the film. Designer Gayathri Ashokan is now working on the various versions of this poster, which will hit the Kerala streets in a week.

The film is expected to make a release by the 15th of this month.

Threat for Malayalam film from outside

The success of Tamil films in Kerala has sent panic waves among the Malayalam film industry. Recently films like Sivaji swept the collections at all centres.

The worried Malayalam film industry has now decided to seek the Chief Minister's help to save the film industry. Mammootty had met the Chief Minister recently and had given him a detailed petition listing the problem.

They want the state government to impose special taxes for non-Malayalam films that are being screened in the state.

College Kumaran - Pooja

The Pooja of the new film by Thulasidas starring superstar Mohanlal 'College Kumaran' was held at Kozhikkode. The pooja functions which took place in Emil and Eric towers was attended by invited few including Mohanlal.

The film has six heroines playing prominent roles. Vimala Raman is in the lead character opposite Lal, while the film will also have Ramya Nambeeshan, Samvrutha Sunil and three new comers in equally important roles.

Thulasidas, who directs his second film with Lal in his career of 30 films, will start the shooting for the film by the first week of August. Suresh Poduval pens the characters for the film.

The pooja of Lal's earlier film ‘Alibhai’ was celebrated with much splendor last month, in a function attended by at least three thousand fans of the star.

Alibhai Photo Gallery

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Rafi Mecartin gets a reward- Nadodikattu 4

Converting Hello into the biggest hit of the year definitely has its claims.

The major part of the accolades went to its directors, who timed the sequences to perfection and etched out the best of the performances from Lal, the most flexible actor around.

And so Mohanlal has decided to grant his dates for the fourth part of Nadodikkatu to the super hit director duo of Hello Rafi -Mecartin, as a reward for the big hit.

Earlier the news was that Roshan Andrews is going to do the sequel of the classic comedies. The producer of Hello Joy Thomas Shakthiulangara will fund the project, which also has got the support of Sathyan Anthikkad, the original director of the classic movie.

The fourth part will again feature as usual, Mohanlal with Sreenivasan, as Dasan and Vijayan.

"AliBhai" shoot complete!

The climax of Mohanlal's Shaji Kailas directed action thriller Ali Bhai was over on Friday (July 27) in Chennai. Mohanlal who had recovered from his injury during the climax, is now dubbing for the film.

Ali Bhai will be a great Ona Sadya for Mohanlal fans. Lalettan is said to have done a great job in this mass masala, with terrific punchlines, a fantastic market song, and spellbinding action scenes.

The post production work of the film has commenced in Chennai. Ali Bhai will release worldwide on August 15 with simultaneous opening in Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi and Bangalore, along with 60 screens in Kerala.

Mohanlal in another double role

After a couple of years, Lal is again attempting a double role in the next film by Joshy. The film in the scripts of A K Sajan, is produced by Sasi Ayyanchira in the banner of Sree Uthrattathi Films.

The same banner has produced Mission 90 Days, recently. This new untitled film will be an immediate project of the veteran director after Nasrani which is presently in the sets.

Joshy has recently created a few hits with Lal including Naran, but his last release July 4 with Dileep didn't work out quite well.

Lal with a dream run

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal seems to be going through the very best of the times of his career.

Out of the ten films that was released in the last couple of years, seven emerged as super hits, while the eighth, Hello which is presently in theatres is all set to break the records of its precursors.

Of the ten films that were released after August 2005, Naran, Tanmatra, Rasathanthram, Vadakkumnathan, Keerthichakra, Baba Kalyani, and Chotta Mumbai, completed hundred days, while only Photographer and Mahasamudram did not do well.

No other actor in the recent filmi history can boast of such a grand winning parade.

Hats off, Lal...............

Monday, 30 July 2007

Clash of the biggies

Mohanlal and Mammootty will have their movies clash at the box office on the Ramzan day.

Rock N Roll, scripted and directed by Renjith with Mohanlal in the lead role and Renji Panicker's Mammootty film Rowdram are the two films releasing on 12 October.

Mohanal plays a drummer in the move which is based around music.

Onam line up not yet finalised

Last Onam, all the popular star's films, including Mammootty's 'Bhargavacharitram Moonam Khandam, Mohanlal's Mahasamudram, Dileep's Don, Jayaram's Aanachantham did not do well at box-office, as a small film by the young stars vigorously marketed by Lal Media captured the audience to become the biggest hit of the year.

But this year, with another thirty days for Onam, only Mohanlal's Alibhai and Suresh Gopi's Kichamani MBA are finalized to hit the screens, as the strike that MACTA initiated has put a question mark on release of films like Mammootty's Nasrani, Dileep's Calcutta News and Prithviraj's Chocolate, which were earlier planned as Onam releases.

Prithviraj who was not able to deliver anything better after Classmates is looking for another big hit in Chocolate directed by Shafi, who has a credit list of lot of hit against his name. The film is in its last stages of shooting.

Suresh Gopi had a bad year so far, but his latest Nadhiya Kollapetta Rathri has started in a good note and may rise up to become a big hit. Dileep had a hit in Vinodayatra, but it is his only major hit in past one and half years and he has also great faith on Blessy to deliver another big hit through Calcutta news, shot entirely at Kolkata.

With a debacle behind him in Mission 90 Days, Mammootty is also looking keen to get his Nasrani released this Onam. If he can't complete the film on time, he may go for Ore Kadal which is in its final stages of dubbing.

The latest news also suggests that Lohitha Das’s Naivedhyam and debutante A V Narayanan's Anthiponvettom may also grace the theatres by Onam.

Meanwhile, Mohanlal is all set with Alibhai, one of the most anticipated films of the year.

With two hits this year, he is quite safe and is looking to make a magnificent release for Alibhai, just like Sivaji which recently shocked Malayalees with its gigantic release.

Friday, 27 July 2007

Lakshmi Rai opposite Mohanlal

Popular Tamil actress Lakshmi Rai will play the heroine in Rock N Roll directed and scripted by Renjith.

She plays Daya Sreenivas, a singer in the film. Radhika and Shweta Menon are the other two heroines of the film.

The movie went to floors last Monday in Kozhikode. Shaji Kailas, T A Razak, T A Shahid, M Padm Kumar, Ganesh, Vijaya Kumar, Aroma Mohan among others were present at the function.

Vidya Sagar composes music for the songs penned by Girish Puthencherry. Manoj Pillai handles camera. The film is produced by P M Venugopal.

Thursday, 26 July 2007

Roshan Andrews with Nadodikkattu - 4

Roshan Andrews is a director who cares much for the products that he creates. He conceive commercial cinema as an artistic creation rather than a saleable product, which is evident from his first two films Udayananu Tharam and Notebook which were good commercial hits and artistic creations.

But now the director is coming up with projects that are sure commercial successes. The first among them is a sequel to the famous Nadodikkattu films which were directed by Sathyan Anthikkad and Priyadarshan.

Roshan will be directing the four part of the group, which will have again Mohanlal and Sreenivasan as Daasan and Vijayan.

James Albert, the scriptwriter of super hit film Classmates, will pen the scripts for this film which is planned to take off by the first months of 2008.

Apart from these, Roshan also have two other projects with Mammootty and Mohanlal, both scripted by Bobby and Sanjay, the scriptwriters of Notebook.

Top 5 Movies

The top 5 movies this week shows that one among them has emerged a big winner, clearing the others by Yards.

Yes, Hello the Lal starrer is collecting like anything and is now termed as one of the biggest grossers

The top five Malayalam films are:

1. Hello - Director Rafi-Mecartin have etched out the best from the comic presentations of Mohanlal, to make one of the biggest winner of the year. The film is collecting like anything amidst thick rains. Already the film has grossed around three crores from its 20 days run. The film is sure to complete a busy hundred days.

2. Mission 90 Days - Major Ravi is back with the army story, this time of the National Security Guards (NSG) team tracking down the assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The film has a meticulous performance from Mammootty, but it is receiving mixed responses in the box office, due to its more than realistic approach including the loud usage of Tamil without subtitles. The flick will find it hard to emerge a winner.

3. Arabikatha - Another hit from Lal Jose, whose bold theme is well appreciated and the film is growing in audience support. The movie is devised to become an eye opener to the die hard communist population of the state.

4. July 4 - The film had a big crew composing of the best of the directors, scriptwriters and of course, Dileep. The title was supposed to bring him good luck, the film couldn't make itself the winner among the other biggies.

5. Sooriyan - Actor Jayaram and director V.M. Vinu team up to relaunch the actor into the big league, but the films leaves not much to be encouraged and is showing not a good fare at the box office.

Monday, 23 July 2007

Preview: Ali Bhai

The shooting of Shaji Kailas' Ali Bhai with Mohanlal in the lead role is fast progressing in Kozhikode. The duo is teaming up after Baba Kalyani and the memorable film of the team was Aaraam Thampuran.

The film has screen play by T A Shahid and is about the labourers of Palayam market in Kozhikode. Ali Bhai, their leader, never backs out from a fight; the character had to flee his home when he is wrongly accused of a crime. The film is also about how he influences so many lives.

Gopika (Ganga) is one among the two heroines, with whom Ali falls in love with. Navya Nair plays Chenthamara, the flower-seller who too loves Ali Bhai.

The film would be a festival film, to be released during Onam. The film will have action, good music and everything a commercial movie should have.

Alibhai to make it big

Mohanlal's Onam Offering Alibhai is planning to make a big release on August 15, two weeks before the festival day.

Scheduled to hit on 60 centres across the state, the film will be released in four centres in the capital city. This will be first feat by a Malayalam film, the only previous being that of Sivaji.

The film produced by Aashirvaad Cinema will also be released in six centres outside the state including Madras and Banglore. Directed by Shaji Kailas, this four crore extravaganza is said to be an action thriller.

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