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.

Friday, 20 July 2007

The new Sholay is different - Mohanlal

Mohanlal, who is presently at Kozhikode, engaged with his onam release Ali Bhai is also keen on the results of his second Hindi outing, the new Sholay by Ram Gopal Varma. The film which was recently renamed as Ram Gopal Verma Ki Aag will also hit the release centres during the Onam season in Kerala.

As every Malayalam moviegoers are very much interested to know, how their hero has performed in the role originally done by Sanjeev Kumar, Lal is trying to keep a low profile of the role.

"As this film has taken only the basic structure from the original, you cannot compare the characters of this film to those of Sholay. Almost all the characters in the new version carry different names and the plot is planted on the underworld. The name of the character I portray is Narasimha, an encounter specialist, who catches Gabbar Singh at a point in the film. I am not doing it the way Sanjeev Kumar did. I have enacted the role of Narasimha the way I can. Like the name suggests, he is a South Indian with a wife and family”.

Mohanlal also find it a god's grace to share onscreen with the legend Amitabh Bachchan. “My first shot was Amitabh Bachchan chopping my fingers off. I had to scream and I lost my voice the next day because of that. This film is more crude and violent”, remarks Lal on the new venture.

Mohanlal debuted into Hindi with Ram Gopal Varma's Company which was a hit in Bollywood. The actor's performance in the film carried rave reviews and he was acknowledged with many awards.

Now that the new film is destined to get released by the last week of August, all eyes are on to see another mesmerizing performance from the extremely talented actor.

Good time for Mohanlal

Four time National award winning actor Mohanlal lives every role he portrays. The heartthrob of Malayalam cinema has acted in Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi movies and has won various awards for his stunning performance in various movies.

He has now become the highest paid actor of Malayalam film industry after having signed the upcoming film, College Kumaran. According to reports, he is being paid a sum of Rs. 1.25 crore for the movie. The movie, slated for release on October 12, casts six female leads.

Mohanlal will also be seen in the much-awaited Hindi movie, Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag slated for release in August.

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Mohanlal as Alexander, the great

Mohanlal is wielding the character of Alexander the great in the new movie by Murali Nagavally. But don't think that Lal is on the gown of the great historic character.

Ala Vasco Da Gama, that he portrayed in Chotta Mumbai, this Alexander is also a Kerala born character, who rose to fame for his abnormal ways.

The character is scripted by P Balachandran, who has earlier written for Lal in films like Pavithram. Produced by V B K Menon in the banner of Anugraha Cine arts, the film will be festival movie shot in and around Pondicherry, Goa and Mumbai.

Alexander, the great will be one of the immediate projects of Lal which will be released in the early months of 2008.

Hello has big takers

The recent super hit of Mohanlal’s Hello which is collecting beyond expectations will be remade in Tamil and Telugu.

The Tamil and Telugu remake rights of the film was sold at a rate of sixty lakhs. The film scripted and directed by Rafi Mecartin, has already grossed three crores from its twelve day run.

The producer of the film Joy Thomas Shakthi Kulangara was more than happy as he faced a lot of adversities during the shooting of the film, ranging from the demise of Mohanlal's father, to the accidents of Salimkumar and Co and the courts cases against Jagathy Sreekumar, which all delayed the film making.

But, for now, all is well that ends well for the producer, as the film has resulted in one of the biggest hits of the year. With one of the carefully molded performances by Lal as Adv Shivaraman, the audience is crazy over the film which helps in making cash box ringing.

'In Sholay, my fingers are cut off, not hands': Mohanlal

Mohanlal was a school student when Ramesh Sippy's Sholay was released in 1975, and like most of the kids at the time, he too was fascinated by it. Little did he realise then that 32 years later, he would be a part of its remake.

In this exclusive interview, Mohanlal talks about the experience of acting in Ram Gopal Varma's version of the film called Ram Gopal Varma Ke Aag, in the role immortalised by Sanjeev Kumar.

Was there any difference in the image that you had of Sholay, the character Sanjeev Kumar portrayed, and the character you enacted in the remake?

I did not think of the original when I was acting in the film. I didn't have any plans in my mind. I don't prepare for my characters.

This is the first time you are playing a role previously portrayed by another actor.

Thirty two years is a long time. One does not remember the minute details in Sholay. Moreover, the backdrop is different. Here, the Mumbai underworld forms the background. That itself changes your costumes and the way you behave.

As this film has taken only the basic structure from the original, you cannot compare the characters of this film to those of Sholay. The name of the character I portray is Narasimha, and I am not doing it the way Sanjeev Kumar did. I have enacted the role of Narasimha the way I can. Like the name suggests, he is a South Indian with a wife and family.

What does Narasimha do in Mumbai?

He is an encounter specialist. At one point, he catches Gabbar Singh (played by Amitabh Bachchan). And unlike in Sholay, there are many reasons why Gabbar Singh is vengeful. I feel this film answers all the questions that we might have had when we saw Sholay. The loopholes in the story are plugged in this film.

Many films are remade in the world, and this is another filmmaker's attempt to remake a film that is considered as the Bible of Indian films. The main story of Sholay was the rivalry between Gabbar Singh and Thakur. Similarly, this film also essays the rivalry between Gabbar Singh and Narasimha.

Like in Sholay, did Gabbar Singh chop off your hands too?

Not hands, only fingers. You see, Narasimha is an encounter specialist and without his fingers, he is useless as he cannot fire his weapon. This film is more crude and violent. Gabbar Singh is like a psychopath here.

For an actor who uses his hands a lot while acting, how was it portraying such a character? Did you have to control yourself a lot?

Yes. I use my hands a lot while acting. I think most of us use our hands even in our conversation. But in this film, I consciously avoided using my hands. Yes, I had to control myself.

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Renjith finds it better in Rock'n Roll

Director Renjith renamed his new movie with Mohanlal in the lead. The film which was earlier titled as Sound of Music will now be called as Rock'n Roll.

Mohanlal is presenting himself as Chandramouli, a world famous Drummer who returns to Kerala to find his old friends and members of music troupe.

The film will have a new comer Lakshmi in the female lead, playing the role of a singer Daya Sreenivas, while Shwetha and Radhika will also make their presence in stronger roles.

The film which is planned to start by the next month will also have Mukesh, Rehman, Manoj K Jayan, Siddhique and Harisree Ashokan playing the members of music troupe which had chandramouli, the character played by Lal as their drummer.

The film will also have the scripts by the director, while the music department will be handled by Vidhyasagar and Giresh Puthenchery.

Alibhai vs Nasrani

Any clash between Mammootty and Mohanlal at the box office was always celebrated as festive time in Kerala.

For the past few years, the two had been competing with each other at the box office.

Now, the two sought-after heroes of Malayalam film industry would fight it out with their films, Nasrani and Alibhai.

Alibhai stars Mohanlal in the lead role and is directed by Shaji Kailash and Nasrani has Mammootty in the lead role and is directed by Joshy.

Both the movies would clash for Onam this year.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Paradesi for Ramzan

Mohanlal's ardent fans will have to wait for a couple of months more to see their favorite hero’s one of the best performance in Paradesi.

The film which was completed months back will now grace the release centres only by Ramzan. Directed by P T Kunju Mohammed, the film has Lal in very different getup in the character of Valiakath Moosa.

The film tells his story from the younger age to him becoming an old man of 90. Produced by Antony Perumbaavoor in a new banner A and A productions, the movie features Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Shwetha Menon and Padmapriya as heroines.

Vellinakshtram Boxoffice Collection Tvm

Hallo - Sreekumar,Sreevishak [13thjuly] 9 Days 16,32,936.00

ChottaMumbai - Athira 97Days - 65,28,000.00

Vinodayathra - sri - 97Days - 52,89,050.00

Mission 90 Days - New,sri - 1Day - 1,36,429.00

Arabikatha - Kripa - 7Days - 5,05,000.00

July 4 - Ajantha - 7Days - 5,28,000.00

Mohanlal- Mega bucks!

Mohanlal has become, Malayalam cinema's highest paid actor with Thulasidas directed College Kumaran, produced by Emil and Eric. He also becomes the first actor to get an eight figure Sambalam (Salary), for a Malayalam film!

Mohanlal is reported to have been paid a whopping Rs 1.25 crore to do College Kumaran, by the producers who are real estate dealers from Trichur with NRI connections. Lal ettan was earlier charging in the Rs 60 to Rs 75 Lakhs range. But for College Kumaran, he has given priority Tatkal dates.

The Pooja of the film took place in Kozhikode on Sunday, July 15, two days before the inauspicious Karkada masam starts. Vimala Raman is the heroine of the film, and the shoot will start as soon as Mohanlal completes his Ali Bhai by July 20.

Mohanlal plays a chronic bachelor and college canteen supervisor, who advices the students on everything under the sun, including matters of love! College Kumaran is slated for Ramzan release on October 12.

Hello makes cash registers ring

Indian movies with a drunkard as hero have worked well provided they also have good plots. Mohanlal as a drunkard lawyer has been liked by cine-goers and the movie Hello has shown a good initial start. The movie is sure to hit the century. The movie has opened in 56 centres with hundred percent collections.

Mohanlal's recent releases Baba Kalyani and Chota Mumbai were also well appreciated. The muhurat of his next movie College Kumaran is expected in the middle of this month. He is at present busy shooting Alibhai.

Monday, 16 July 2007

Dasan and Vijayan in cartoons

The famous characters that Mohanlal and Sreenivasan performed in Nadodikkattu and its sequels are now becoming cartoon characters.

The Adlabs Mumbai is the producing the cartoon series with this animated characters in the lead.

The post production works of this animation film will be one at Thiruvananthapuram.

Nadodikkattu and its sequences like Pattanapravesham and Akkare akkare akkare were some of the biggest hits of Mohanlal in Malayalam in the late eighties.

Top 5 movies - Indiaglitz Report

With an array of star films in the charts, the top 5 movies list offer interesting equations.

1. Hello: Director Rafi -Mecartin

Mohanlal is unstoppable with Hello which has already gained good reviews from the masses. The film with plenty of slapstick comedies and terrifying performance from Lal will be a sure winner. The film has already grossed around 2 crores from its nine days run.

2. Mission 90 Days: Director - Major Ravi

This real story behind the investigation saga of N S G commandos to trace out Shivarasan opened well this week with 100 percent collections. The film with its technical brilliancy and of course, Mammootty is destined to get a decent opening but how long the collections survive is a matter to look into.

3. Arabikkatha: Director - Lal Jose

The film by Lal Jose is increasingly becoming popular day after day. The film which opened with 60 percent collections has now picked up to eighty percent and will surely break even as per the industry reports. The songs are already on the top of the charts and the good mouth publicity is an added advantage for the film.

4. July 4: Director - Joshy

Even after a big hit like Vinodhayathra, Dileep was not able to keep the momentum going in July 4. The film is a watchable stuff with good songs, but is not doing business as expected.

5. Shivaji: Director - Shankar

The biggest movie of our times is collecting at 60 percent in cities, but the rage it created in the opening weeks have died out. The film has already made collections of more than 8 crores from the state itself, in an around a month.

Mohanlal connects with audience again in 'Hello'

Cast: Mohanlal, Parvathy Melton, Jagathy Sreekumar and Siddique;Director: Rafi-Mecartin; Producer: Joy Thomas Sakthikulangara; Music: Alex Paul

For the first time in their career, superstar Mohanlal and director duo Rafi-Mecartin come together in "Hello", a laugh riot crafted for the actor and his fans. The film satisfies the directors' fan club as well.

The story yields a string of a-gag-a-minute situations, fully and unapologetically exploiting Mohanlal's flair for comedy. The storyline may otherwise be wafer thin, but the viewer is not given an opportunity to think about it till the end.

It is all about lawyer Sivaraman (Mohanlal), an alcoholic, who leaves his practice and hits the bottle after his family disapproves of his love.

Action begins when he receives an anonymous call on his cell phone from a damsel in distress who has been abducted by goons. He rescues the woman and learns that she is from a wealthy North Indian joint family and someone from that family wants to kill her for the property.

The plot thickens, with suspected villains chasing the woman and the ensuing confusion, tension and action. Follow the twists and turns, which lead to the grand finale.

It is a typical Rafi-Mecartin plot - racing away in the first half and proceeding at a snail's pace in the second.

Mohanlal is the soul of the film and carries it on his shoulders. However, Jagathy Sreekumar shares some of his burden.

Parvathy Melton, the leading lady is just a pretty face in her debut film. Maybe we can expect more from her in future.

Alex Paul's music is apt for such a film. He has churned out a mixture of foot-tapping numbers and melodious songs.

Friday, 13 July 2007

Alibhai- Viswa Nayakante Padayorukkam

See the pictures .....

Latest Of Mohanlal

Hallo running successfully in all centers. Film has been reported as super comedy & suspense thriller.

Lal will join for Renjith's Sound of Music on Jul 15th. Lal has given 20 days for it.

Sibimalayil+Bhasurachandran film will start from Sept 20th.

Smart city fame B Unnikrishnan is planning to direct a Lal film.

College Kumaran shooting starting from August first week. First schedule will be at Trivandrum and second will be at Thrissur. Lal will be having 6 heroines in this film. Vimala, Samvritha Sunil, Ramya Nambeesan and 3 new comers. Film is planned to release on Jan26,2008.

Mohanlal is acting in Renjith's film Sound of Music as a Drummer. Main Location will be Chennai. Music will be done by Vidya Sagar.

Kamalahasan is acting with lal in Major Ravi's film, which will be based on the story of a plane hijack.

Mohanlal writing story for a film. Film will be named as Swapnamalika produced by Karimbil Films and directed by K A Devarajan. Premier Show will be at Hollywoods Film Market.

Click to View Lal as Narasimha in Ramgopalvarma's Sholay

Lal as Mithun Madhav in Sibimalayil+Bhasurachandran film. Shooting will start from Sept 15th. Chalakkudy, Ernakulam and Bangalore will be the location.

Shafi planning a film with Mohanlal.

View beautiful posters of Paradeshi and Mohanlal's birthday celebrations.

Antony Perumbavoor is thinking about taking the continuation of Irupatham Noottandu with SN Swami and Shaji Kailas, film may be
named as Ee Irupathi Onnam Noottandu.

Sibi Malayil and Bhasurachandrans film will be the X'Mas Release for Lal. Lal is acting as an IT Professional in this film, he will be also doing Kalaripayattu in this.

Alibhai Pooja took place on lal's birth date May 21st at Vismaya Studio, Tvm. A big function has been arranged on the day.
Fans from all the districts were came for the function.

Lal has signed for Rohan Andrews new film, which is to be taken in different countries. Budget is around 5cr.
Hello Shooting continuing in Tvm. It is planned to release on Jul 5th.

Mohanlal will be going for the American Tour on August 15th.

Amma Film pooja taken place on Apr30th at Ekm. Shooting will start from Dec, will be next Vishu release.

Lal received the best actor award of Amitra TV

Milan Jaleel got Lal's dates. Sibi-Udayan team will do the script.

Lal got 1.25 cr for College Kumaran- highest by any Malayalam actor. Pooja will conduct on Vishu day. Shooting will start from July'07. Lal doing the role of a
college canteen operator.

Singer Sujatha's daughter Swetha is singing in Hello with Vidhu Prathap (Hello Hello Aval...)

Mohanlal's father Viswanadhan Nair(80) passed away on 02.04.07.

Mohanlal in The Last Painting, by Artistic Revelations comprises of Manu Warrier, Vinayak Warrier and Prasad Ruparel - Press Release

Damar Films is planning to take Keerthichakra 2nd Part in the background of Kargil war.

Paradeshi Songs released by Seven Tones. Lyrics : Shahbas Amman, Music: Ramesh Narayan.

Sreenivasan is planning his next film with Mohanlal.

Paradeshi's Rajasthan schedule completed.

Lal planning to produce Major Ravi's next film named Hijack.

Lal given his dates to Sibi Malayil and Blessy's associate director Thomas Sebastian. Boby and Sanjay will be doing the script.

Watch Reflections - Mohanlal's short film.

Lal Jose planning a film with lal under the Production of Fazil. James Albert will be the script writer.
Mohanlal won the 'The Most Popular Keralite' in the poll conducted by CNN IBN - Lal(30%), Mammooty(22%). Thank you for all lal fans who were voted for him.

T S Sureh Babu's lal film name announced - Karthika Thirunal Karthikeyan. Valiyaveetil Siraj will be the producer.

Mohan lal writing a book about his enduring love for Malayali food - Culinary Journey - more...

Kakka Kakka fame Gautham Menon is planning a film with lal in 2007.

In Paradeshi Lal is doing the role of a person who don't have passport of either India or Pakistan. Will be commercial film with 3 songs. Second schedule will be at Thar desert, Rajasthan in September. Kavya Madhavan doing a journalist's role. Swetha Menon and Lakshmi Gopalaswami will be the other heriones.

As Albert Samson, an architect in KP Kumaran's 'Akasa gopuram'.

Sanjana is Mohanlal's heroine

Kannada actress Sanjana will pair with Mohanlal in the new film directed by Renjith. The actress shot to fame with the movie Ganda Hendathi which became a smash hit for its heavy dose glamour sequences of the heroine. Sanjana has also acted with John Abraham recently for an ad film.

The Mohanlal starrer is tentatively titled Sound Of Music and news is that the creators are planning to change the title as it gives the feel of an English movie.

Mohanlal is appearing as a drummer in this musical story which is produced by P N Venugopal in the banner of P N V associates. Marikkar Films will distribute this movie by the end of this year.

Thursday, 12 July 2007

Hallo - A Super Hit!, Sify.com Report

Mohanlal's Hallo, has taken the best ever opening in 2007 for a Malayalam film, in 56 screens with 100 percent opening. The film is turning out to be the super hit of the year so far, and family audience are going crazy about Lal ettan's drunken lawyer act.

At Thiruvananthapuram, Sreekumar and Sreevisakh, it has grossed Rs 3, 86, 560 in its first two days of opening (July 5& 6). The way it has opened and is being appreciated, Rafi- Mecartin's family entertainer Hallo has the potential for a 100 day run!

Lal Jose's Arabikatha is being liked by everybody, but being pitted against mass entertainers like Hallo and July 4, has resulted in an average opening. Still on Saturday, collections picked up due to the excellent word-of-mouth, and the film may turn out to be a hit in the coming weeks. The film has grossed Rs 1, 86,060 from the single screen Sree Padmanabha theatre in Thiruvananthapuram in two days.

Dileep's July 4 has taken an average opening and is limping in most centres, as Hallo has taken over the box-office. In Thiruvananthapuram, at Ajanta it grossed in its first two days Rs 1, 78, 857.

Hello Going To Be A Mega Hit - Online Report

Reports showing that "Hello" is going to be a mega hit......Mohanlal Rocks again!!!
Check this link to read more....
Hello Mega Hit

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

College Kumaran - Pooja on July 15

The Pooja of the new film by Thulasidas starring superstar Mohanlal 'College Kumaran' will be held on 15th of this month at Kozhikkodu. The pooja functions which will take place in Emil and Eric towers will be attended by invited few including Vimala Raman and Mohanlal. The film which is planned to start by next month will have a number of heroines.

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.

Hello - another Super hit from Mohanlal

Mohanlal is into his third consecutive hit of the year with Hello, which has taken a grand opening all over the state. The film which was released in 51 centers has so far registered hundred percent collections in every center. The film will be a sure bet to celebrate hundred days like his recent releases like ‘Baba Kalyani’ and ‘Chotta Mumbai’. Apart from his regular audiences, family viewers are also giving high ratings to his drunken act in the film.

His earlier releases like ‘Baba Kalyani’ celebrated hundred in a single theatre in the state while ‘Chotta Mumbai’ is moving on to hundred days in four centers in the state, of which two centers, are showing the film in noon shows. But the opening of Hello predicts that it will celebrate big run in more centers than its precursors.

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Mohanlal is the Megastar in Orkut..

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In Orkut Mohanlal community got top members than any other community..Even Mammooty's community now also not finished 10,000 members...So Mohanlal is the mega star everywhere...
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Hello Going To Be A Mega Hit

Produced under the banner of Jithin Arts, the Mohanlal-starrer Hallo is a colourful entertainer clearly carrying the Rafi-Mecartin stamp. Right from their first film itself, director duo Rafi and Mecartin have been churning out colourful entertainers for all sections of viewers. And their latest offering Hallo too conforms to this pattern.

Hallo tells the story of an advocate named Sivaraman who is addicted to boozing and is seldom seen in a sober condition. He is mostly found in bars and toddy shops and seldom goes to the court. His constant companion in such outings is Chandy Kunju, his close friend. It is always Chandy's job to bring the drunken Sivaraman back home in a bike, which is fitted with a side-car for this purpose.

Sivaraman has a reason for hitting the bottle so hard and that has to do with his family, which consists of his parents and his younger brother, who is a Police Officer. He is taking revenge on his family for having been indirectly responsible for the death of a girl whom he loved. Boozing helps him forget his sorrows.

Things take a change when Parvathy, a young girl who hails from a very rich and influential family makes an entry into Sivaraman's life. Parvathy is forced to flee from home following certain hints that there is a possibility of her being murdered by her own uncles. But while on the run, she falls into the hands of the goons sent by her enemies and she is locked up in a room. While she tries to make a call, the goons smash the telephone. But Parvathy manages to join wires and the person she gets on line is Sivaraman, who is a total stranger to her.

Sivaraman rescues her and takes it upon himself to save her. From here Sivaraman's life takes a twist. Other characters now appear like Parvathy's father Bada Saab, her uncles Mahesh Bhai and Dinu, and her relative Susheel Bhai, all of whom manage a finance company named Dalal and Dalal Co. The Company's legal adviser Thomas Jacob and Praveen and Chidambaram who work in the company, too have decisive roles to play in the subsequent happenings. And thus develops the plot of Hallo.

The main highlight or attraction of Hallo is not the story itself, but the way the story is presented, plus of course the presence and performance of Mohanlal in the lead role. The story, which is one of intrigue and suspense in the latter half, is treated rather colourfully, with the correct blending of comedy, songs et al in true Rafi-Mecartin style.

Mohanlal gives a thoroughly enjoyable performance as Sivaraman. It is no less than a treat to watch him portray the always-inebriated lawyer with �lan. Jagathy Sreekumar gives good support as Chandy Kunju, who has a limp on one of his feet, but always outruns people who chase him. Parvathy Melton as Parvathy is good. Madhu as Bada Saab, Siddique as Mahesh Bhai, Ganesh as Sivaraman's brother Sudheesh, Jagadeesh as Thomas Jacob, Salim Kumar as Chidambaram, Saiju Kurup as Praveen, Janardhanan as Sivaraman's father, Madhu Warrier as Susheel Bhai etc do justice to their respective roles. Sphadikom George, Bheeman Reghu and Mohanraj (Keerikaadan Jose) as the three funny goons who stand by Sivaraman, add colour to the whole show.

As for the technical aspects, Sanjeev Shankar's camera work, Boban's sets and Don Max's cuts are perfectly in tune with the mood of the film and are no doubt among the highlights of the film. Of the songs, "Chella thaamare..." has come out quite well. In all, Hallo is a Mohanlal-starrer that you would just like to go out and enjoy, setting aside all your worries and preconceptions. A perfect entertainer!

Mohanlal opts for humour

Mohanlal enacts the role of a villager in a film titled B Unnikrishnan. The film is supposedly a hilarious entertainer which also features Sreenivasan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Sai Kumar and Siddique among others.

Produced by B C Joshy, the movie has humor laced all through.

The good news for Mohanlal is that the shooting of Sound of Music, scripted by Renjith with Mohanlal in the lead role will start on 15 July.

Mohanlal plays a drummer and has given bulk dates for twenty days.

Monday, 9 July 2007

Amma's movie by December

MA's mega movie, starring all super stars of Malayalam filmdom will commence from December. The movie will be produced by actor Dileep on behalf of AMMA and is scripted by writers Sibi K Thomas and Udaya Krishna. All the four actors would have equal footage in the movie.

The movie which was earlier planned to start by the first week of this year was later shifted to August and now to December, as getting dates of all the stars on the same dates is really a tough act. The scriptwriters have finally got the nod on the right story for the film.

It would be a delight for the fans of these actors to see their favorite heroes coming together on the screen.

Saturday, 7 July 2007

Hello - Mohanlal excels in Hello

Who can handle the role of a comic drunken lawyer better than Mohanlal. If you research through all the Indian filmi history, you may not get even any another competant from the south. And if you have any doubt on this, Hello is a film for you. The actor with his ease and timing simply rocks playing Adv. Sivaraman in the film. Rafi & Mecartin, the duo who has translated comedy trends with their films, has given a clean family entertainer, with a near to perfect combination with the master actor who has once again displayed his carefree style with elegance. This light hearted movie will make you laugh all through out and will sent you home with chuckles.

The directors with the title Hello have made a laugh riot from the opening scene itself with variable ring tones assigned in the hand phones of various characters that instantly give the nature of the characters. Moreover they get very much with the comic capabilities of Lal , creating spaces in every sequences to display his strengths, and he very well translates even a minute gestures to bring in bigger laughs among viewers.

In the film Mohanlal is Sivaraman, a lazy criminal lawyer whose main weakness, is for the bottle. He likes to spend more time on bars and wouldn’t even bother to appear in court. He does not have much to look forward to in life and travels in the side car attached to a bike of Chandy who is his constant companion in his drinking bouts. Handy (Jagathy) brings Sivaraman home on most days, bailing him out of difficult situations. The presentation of Siva Raman in the film is on a day when he has a drunken fight with three rowdies in the police list- Vadakancherry Vakkan (Spadikam George), Pattambi Ravi (Kireekadan Jose), and Batherry Bapu (Bheeman Reghu). And what finally happens is that they become his bodyguards, who are ready to do anything for him.

Siva Raman also has a long flashback which changed him to an alcoholic. In his early days he loved a girl named Priya (Samvrutha). But his parents were not prepared to not let him marry the girl of his choice and she was brutally murdered on the day they planned for elopment. And now Siva Raman is on his revenge against his family, by die drinking, thus giving pain to his parents!

And for that he still lives with his family, who are now regretting about the incident.

And in the life of Shiva Raman comes a twist in the form of a phone from Parvathy, a girl in distress, who pleads with him to save her life as she was kidnapped by goons who will kill her unless she provides the password of her bank account. This call alters Siva Raman's life, as he is forced to do much to save Parvathy, who herself is a rich Marwadi heiress. As his father Bada Bhai (Madhu) who runs a network of banks along with his brothers and other relatives is presently in London to do kidney transplantation, some one in the joint family is trying to clear off her by that time to squabble for wealth.

Siva Raman take Parvathy to his home pretending that she is his wife, as he tries to save her from her greedy relatives like Mahesh Bhai (Siddique), Dinu Bhai (Riza Bava), family lawyer Thomaskutty (Jagadheesh) and others. But Shiva Raman doesn't know that he is being trapped by the anonymous baddies who also kills two in the process. What is left for Shiva Raman is to use his advocating skills and brains, with muscle powers of his friends to unravel the mystery behind the murders, and kidnapping.

The film which flows into two and a half hours belongs to Mohanlal, the one man entertainment troupe, who shoulders the weight of the heavy twists in the plots, all by himself. He is thoroughly adorable and endlessly endears himself with his sensitivity and comic timing and easy-going camaraderie with Jagathy Sree Kumar his friend with a limp in one leg.

Adds color and vitality to the film, the performances from the entire cast is commendable. Debutante Parvathy Milton has proven that she is not just a pretty face and impress particularly with her dancing skills. Siddhique with his more than menacing looks and Suraj as an S I do their roles effectively while Risa Bawa, Shaiju Kurup, Madhu Warrier, Janardhanan and Ganeshkumar are in their usual self.

The second half is a bit of a letdown and drags in and around stock characters -- The film often defies logic in their story lines, but who cares for logic in such a racy comedy. The murder mystery is solved by the hero in a long drawn out dialogue drama in the end reminding you of a similar longer sequence line.

Truth If it was presented in a more appealing and logical way of investigation, the film could have made an even more impact among the audience, but it is not a worry as Rafi-Mecartin brand of filmmaking, Once again successes to deliver a sure hit.

The film is also technically savvy with good camera by Sanjeev Shankar, setdesigns by Bobban, Don Max's editing all which enriches the entertainer. Songs by Alex Paul are average.

All in all, the film is a light-hearted and entertaining vehicle that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Alibhai for Independence-day

Mohanlal's Alibhai is confirmed for release this Independence day. The shooting is in full swing in and around Kozhikode. The movie is directed by Shaji Kailash.

The film will be completed in time, despite the crew losing a few days on account of the cinema strike.

Throwing light on the movie, he says, “The film is aimed at the masses. It will have everything fans of Mohanlal expect from him”.

The duo had last teamed up for Baba Kalyani. T A Shahid has written the screenplay, while Gopika and Navya Nair play the heroines. Innocent is cast as Mohanlal's father in the movie.

The film, produced by Antony Perumbavoor and stars KPAC Lalitha, Cochin Haneefa, Siddique, Shammi Thilakan, Jagadeesh, Rajan P Dev among others.

Friday, 6 July 2007

Three big releases on a single day

July 5 was not so auspicious day or the start of a lucky season to launch the big movies, till this year.Three big films, all from great stars and directors greeted the Kerala audience.

The biggest among the lot is definitely Mohanlal's Hello which was released in 49 centres in the state. The film has five 5 shows daily in almost every centres.

Dileep, who was not able to release his latest film on his lucky day, July 4, released it today on July 5. The film opened in 42 centres across the state. Directed by Joshy, the film has Roma in the female lead.

The ace director Lal Jose released his new film shot in Dubai-Arabikatha. The film has a Chinese girl as the heroine.

Preview reports and first show bites reports that all the three films are good entertainers.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Mohanlal as cool dude

Mohanlal romances six heroines in "College Kumaran". After playing varied roles in his recent films, Mohanlal dons the lover dude in the movie.

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.

"Hello" and "July 4" from today

Dileep couldn't make the release of his latest film July 4 on his lucky date.

Now the film will hit the theatre tomorrow that is on July 5. The flick couldn’t reach the release centres as the film strike of last week has affected the post production of the movie.

Now the film will make a release on more than 44 centres in the state. Competing with July 4 will be Mohanlal's Hello which will also make a release tomorrow.

Two of the songs of the movie are already being shown in small screens.

Sibi - Lal film starts this September

Sibi Malayil will start his film with Mohanlal this September. This was finalized following the lifting of the ban imposed on the director by the Producers association.

Lal and Sibi who has created some of the best movies in Malayalam will now be on another in the scripts of S Bhasurachandran.

Planned to start by the 20th of September, the other cast and heroines of the film are being finalized.

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Kerala stars Mohanlal, Meera Jasmine fall ill

Thiruvanthapuram: The Malayalam film industry has been badly hit by chikungunya. Apparently, more than 40 Malayalam actors are suffering from mosquito-transmitted diseases like chikungunya and dengue.

Superstar Mohanlal, a three-time National Award winning actor, and actress Meera Jasmine are among those who have come down with the viral infection.

A large number of members of the Malayalam Actors Association were absent from a recent meeting of the association in Kochi as they were unwell.

The viral outbreak has also led to the cancellation of many film shootings.

The Aedes mosquito that breeds in stagnant freshwater can carry chikungunya and dengue viruses.

The chikungunya outbreak in Kerala and the approach of the monsoon has spurred the local government to launch preventive measures.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Mission 90days- Mohanlal was the First Choice

About the choice of Mammootty for the lead role, Ravi says: “I wanted to have Mohanlal as I have a good rapport with him. But he was not available for the next six months. Then I decided to opt for Mammooty. I discussed this with Mohanlal and he asked me to go ahead.”

Having worked with both Mohanlal and Mammootty, how does he rate them ?

“Mohanlal is very flexible and always takes the initiative. As for Mammooty, he aims at perfection.”
Read the details here Mission 90Days

Big July releases!

Malayalam film fans can expect "Hot" releases this month to overcome monsoon effects. Mammootty, Mohanlal, Dileep & Suresh Gopi is n the race. Director Lal jose has also joined the race with his movie. On July 4th Dileep's movie July 4 is scheduled for release. The film is directed by Joshy, Roma is the heroine to Dileep. On July 5th Mohanlal's "Hello" with Duo director Rafi-Mecartin, a comedy based movie with Parvathy as heroine. In the mid of july Mammotty's Mission 90 Days with Director Major Ravi is due for release. The film is an action thriller ( based on Rajiv's murder case ). Another film is Director Lal jose's Arabikatha with Sreenivasan and a Chinese girl in lead. Actor Suresh Gopi is in a tough situation to prove his position is ready with "Nathiya Kolapatta Ratri" a murder mystery film is scheduled for third week of July

Ravi ropes in Kamal Hassan, Mohanlal

Kamal HassanMany Malayalam actors have proved themselves in Tamil films. Whereas many Tamil actors did well in Malayalam. Both the combination have been successful. The latest buzz is that Major Ravi has roped in Mohanlal and Kamal Hassan for his forthcoming film based on the story of an Indian plane being hijacked.

Monday, 2 July 2007

Mohanlal becomes a Drummer

In the new film with Renjith, Mohanlal is on to perform another character that he had never been in his career.

In this movie titled "Sound of Music" Lal will be appearing as a famous Drummer "Ala Shivamani", who is famous in national circuits. The film which is a musical will start next month and will hit the theatres as a Ramzan release.

Produced by P N Venugopal in the banner of P and V Associates, the film will be distributed by Marikkar films.

Hello Will Release On 4th July


Mohanalal's new fim "Hello" releasing will be on 4th of july...

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