Thursday, 16 December 2010

'Kandahar' Movie Review - Good One from Major

Major Mahadevan is back with another mission. Yes this time also he did it well with his boys. Kandahar, a very well narrated story with good patriotic and emotional scenes.

The duo Big B and Mohanlal did their role excellently. Their combination scenes are the highlight of the movie.

About the movie, I am not going to reveal any single scene here but will give you a brief review. First half is a bit slow compared to the 2nd half. First half mainly focusing on the family relations and military training. But you can see good emotional scenes of Amithabh Bachan with Ganesh (as Big B's son).

Second half is very good with good pace. Its not only focusing on the hijack mission, but also a father's feeling towards his son. Really heart touching scenes with Mohanlal and Big B.

The climax scene is excellent.

Overall a very good movie to watch with excellent patriotic scenes.

Folks, don't expect military operations like you have seen in 'Keerthichakra' and 'Kurukshetra' and don't expect a full time hijack and military operations.

Rating: **
Definitely worth a watch....

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

'Kandahar' on 16th Dec

Get ready folks!!! Major Mahadevan is coming back on 16th December to conquer your hearts.The movie Kandahar is all set to hit more than 110 theaters on this Thursday. Hold your breath and get ready for the real action!!!

Beware your heart may get HIJACKED!!!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

'Casanova' - Release may be delayed

The movie which is in news from the beginning, 'Casanova', is now in news because of its releasing date. The movie is now shooting at Dubai, may delay the release date because of Mohanlal's date problems. He would like  to complete Joshiy's 'Christian Brothers' by the month of January and then will join with 'Casanova'.

Thereafter Mohanlal will join with 'China Town' another multi starrer with Jayaram and Dileep. So the shoot of 'Casanvoa' at Bangok is likely to get delayed. Now the movie is planned to get released on last week of February 2011.

Monday, 22 November 2010

'Christian Brothers' on Jan 14th

The much awaited multi-starrer movie 'Christian Brothers' is ready to hit theaters on January 14th 2011. The movie directed by Joshiy and produced by Varnachitra Subair casts Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Sarath Kumar, Dileep, Babu Antony, Kaniha, Kavya Madhavan, Lakshmi Rai and other leading actors from Malayalam film industry. The script work is done by Udaya Krishna -  Sibi K Thomas. The movie is expected to take a wide release that never seen before in Mollywood.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Vyshakh with a Lal movie

The director of 'Pokkiri Raja', Vyshakh is planning for a Mohanlal movie. The script work of the movie will be by Sibi K Thomas-Udhaykrishna, who had been with the director for Pokkiri Raja and Tomichan Mulakupadam is going to produce the movie.

Keep in touch to read more on this project.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

'China Town' to start this December

Mohanlal Rafi-Mecartin's new film 'China Town' will start shooting by the first week of December. Apart from Mohanlal the movie will also feature Jayaram, Dileep and Suraj in the lead role. Mohanlal plays the role of a former goonda who is now planning to lead a normal life away from troubles.

The movie will be produced by Antony Perumbavoor in the banner of Aashirwad Cinemas

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Mohanlal passes UAE driving test

Mohanlal got his UAE driving license on Wednesday. Mohanlal passed the test on his first try itself. He managed to take the 'left hand' driving practice in between the shooting of 'Casanova' in Dubai.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Mohanlal to Work with M T Vasudevan Nair

Mohanlal is back on his winning track with the great success of  'Shikkar'. The upcoming movies 'Christian Brothers' and 'Kandahar' are also giving more expectation to his fans and audience.

Another interesting news is that he is again in to quality cinemas with none other than M T Vasudevan Nair. He is expected to play the role of 'Upagupthan' based on Kumaranasan's famous work 'Karuna'. The title of the movie is not declared yet.

Mohanlal and M T have a good list of class films like, Panchagni, Uyarangalil, Rangam, Amritham Gamaya, Idanilangal, Adiyozhukkukal, Thazhvaram and Aalkootathl Thaniye and many more.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Mohanlal Vs Mohanlal on November

The month November is going to witness clash between two Mohanlal movies, Christian Brothers and Kandahar. As per the believable sources Kandahar and Christian Brothers were completed the shooting and is getting ready to hit theaters on November last.

CB was earlier declared to be releasing on October last, but the delay in shooting of the movie  has made the producers to reschedule the releasing date to Nov.

Mohanlal who is currently busy with the shooting of 'Casanova' will have a final word on the release of these two films. He will suggest Christian Brothers to release on November last and Kandahar to December 2nd week. Hope the decision will avoid the clashes between the two films.

Friday, 8 October 2010

'Kamal Haasan' and 'Mohanlal' again together

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This is the big news for all the Mohanlal fans. Mohanlal and Kamal Haasan are joining together for another flick and the director and script writer of the movie is none other than Kamal Haasan itself. Don't stop more shocking and interesting news is still there. If the sources are right, Tamil actor Surya and Telugu actor Ravi Teja will also be in this film.

The big budget movie will also feature Deepika Padukone, Trisha, and Genelia D'Souza in important roles.

Kamal - Lal team's last film "Unnailpol Oruvan" was a great hit in Box Office. So we can hope another biggie from the team.

All the Best to Lalettan and Kamal !!!! :)

Mohanlal to act in a documentary 'Yatra'

Mohanlal is all set to act in a 45 minutes documentary named 'Yatra' for Kerala State Womens Development Corporation (KSWDC). The documentary will demonstrate girls the tips to take care of themselves in public life.

The managing director of KSWDC, P T M Sunish told "The aim of the film is to convey to the girls about everything they need to know to tackle issues. We will screen this film in all the rural schools in the state starting next month. We will also give out CDs to all those who need it,".



The video will be shown in all schools across Kerala.

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Monday, 4 October 2010

'Casanova' starts in Dubai

Much delayed Mohanlal - Roshan Andrews movie "Casanova" has started shooting in Dubai. After the 2 weeks schedule in Dubai, the team will fly to Bangkok for the next 2 week schedule.

Mohanlal plays Casanovva, an International business man an admirer of all things beautiful, which has Shriya Saran, Lakshmi Rai, Sanjanaa, Roma, Jagathy Sreekumar as his faithful assistant and Lalu Alex in a supporting role. Four fresh faces star as the gang who tries to beat the master and four newcomers join in as pivotal female characters.

Kandahar on December 9th

The military movie director Major Ravi's 'Kandahar' is planning to hit theaters on December 9th. The movie is in news from the beginning itself.Amithabh Bhachan is doing a pivotal role in this film and this is the first Malayalam movie of Big B.

The trilingual movie made in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu is going to hit more than 100 theaters in Kerala only. The movie tells the story of the hijack of the Indian Airlines Flight 814 that happened in 1999 December 24th. Mohanlal as his previous roles in 'Keerthi chakra' and 'Kurukshetra' is continuing his role Col. Mahadevan in this movie also.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

'Shikkar' - The Winner

Its time to decide the winner of Ramzan releases. There were mainly 3 films released to compete each other and 3 movies are running successfully all over Kerala. But any how there will be a winner among the releases who made waves among viewers and got a better collection in the Box Office.

Mohanlal's Shikkar is the first release of Ramzan. The film had a grand opening and has managed to continue the same trend. Mammootty had two Ramzan releases Renjith's 'Pranjiyettan and the Saint' and Henry's 'Vandematharam'. 'Pranjiyettan and the Saint' managed to survive in the BO as a hit. But Vandematrama is a great appointment for Mammootty and his fans. The movie is a  big disaster in the Box Office.

The third movie is Laljose - Kunchakko Boban team's 'Elsamma Enna Aankutty'. The film is getting a solid collection and good opinion among family audience. The movie is going stronger in all major centers.

As far as now Shikkar is holding the 1st position while Elsamma Enna Aankutty and Pranjiyettan in 2nd and 3rd. 

Thursday, 23 September 2010

JC Foundation Film Award to Mohanlal and Priyanka

Mohanlal and Priyanka have selected for JC Foundation film award for the best actor and actress. Mohanlal has been selected for the award for his role in 'Bhramaram' while Priyanka for her role in 'Vilapangalkkappuram'.

Mammootty starrer 'Pazhassiraja' has been adjudged the best film, best script, best lyricist, best mixing and best music director awards. Sathyan Anthikkad bagged the best director award for his film 'Bagyadevatha'.

Prithviraj bagged the 'Star of the Year' award.

The awards will be distributed on 27th of Spetember at Cochin.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

'Casanova' to start from 27th Sept 2010

'Casanova', the Mohanlal movie which had been in the news from the beginning itself by making changes in leading artists, shooting schedules is now confirmed to kick off the shooting on 27th of this month at Dubai. Director Roshan Andrews has taken every essential steps to make it sure that no more shift in shooting schedules happens.

After the first schedule at Dubai, the team will fly to Malaysia and Bangkok for the next schedules.  The movie will also features Sameera Reddy and Lakshmi Rai.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Christian Brothers Shooting in London

Christain Brothers, most awaited multi-starer movie of this year, has recently left for London to shoot a song sequence with Mohanlal, Dileep, Kavya and other crews. The song sequence will finish within 10 days.

The team had already finished the climax scene at Kochi. Directed by veteran Joshiy and scripted by Udaya Krishna - Sibi K Thomas, the movies is expected to hit theaters on November. Suresh Gopi, Sarath Kumar, Babu Antony and more leading actors in Mollywood are playing important role in this movie.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Samuthirakani to direct Mohanlal

He is getting more and more complements for his cameo of a Naxalite leader Abdulla in Mohanlal's Ramzan movie 'Shikaar', Samuthirakani, the actor - director is now planning to direct a Malayalam movie with Mohanlal as protagonist. Mohanlal already gave positive sign to Samuthirakani, will start to work on the script of the movie soon.

Wait for more...

Friday, 10 September 2010

'Shikkar - The Hunt' - A Real Suspense Thriller

Excellent!! Great story line, direction, camera and mind blowing acting this is what 'Shikkar - The Hunt'.

I don't like to reveal the story here. Just go and watch the movie. If I explain the story here, it will spoil your thrill when you are watching the movie. It is always better to watch the movie without knowing any single scene, but the total opinion. Here no need to worry about the opinion, the movie is really a good entertainer. You can feel the real acting from Mohanlal. Acting is not only the dialogue presentation but the body language also. You can feel the feeling of his character from each of his movements and his eyes. Just go and watch the movie then you will get what am trying to say.

Its really a great feeling to watch the movie with claps,whistle, dances.. I really enjoyed each and every frames of the movie.

Great songs, great visualisation, everything about the movie is perfect. I appreciate the director and script writer for the brilliant work.

Every one did great job.

Definitely worth a watch.

Just watch the movie and share your comments here...

Thursday, 9 September 2010

'Shikkar - The Hunt'

Its time to celebrate folks.... The king is back with a roaring performance. Only positive reviews are coming out even from neutral audiences and other fans. Great work!.. But unfortunately I ddn't get time to watch the movie today. I missed the FDFS. But going to watch the movie to tomorrow and will give you a detailed review. Don't wait for more reviews, the movie is a pakka action packed family entertainer. Dont miss it.... cheers.. !!!!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

'Shikkar - The Hunt' Releasing on 9th Septemeber

'Shikkar - The Hunt', the real hunt is going to start from tomorrow. The most awaited Mohanlal movie, 'Shikkar - The Hunt' is all set to release on 9th September. More than 100 theaters are ready to welcome Shikkar.

The movie is directed by M Padmakumar and scripted by S Suresh babu.

Sneha and Ananya are the female leads in this movie. Kalabavan Mani is doing a very good role with Mohanlal.

Hold your breath....you are almost there... he will make you thrilled.. he will conquer your heart... get ready for the real action...

Friday, 27 August 2010

Mammootty and Mohanlal together again

After Twenty:20, next year 2011 is going to be a great year for the Malayalam film viewers. The Big M's, Mammootty and Mohanlal are coming together for another Malayalam movie titled "Arakkallan - Mukkal Kallan" Produced by Mammooty's home production banner 'Playhouse'.

The movie will be scripted and directed by 'Sibi K Thomas-Udhay Krishna'. This will be one of the most awaited movies of 2011.

Azhikode sends notice to Mohanlal

Writer and social activist Sukumar Azhikode sent a legal notice for offense to actor Mohanlal.

The notice asked the actor to issue an apology for derogatory remarks allegedly made by him to the media against the writer or face defamation suit claiming Rs.10 lakh as damages.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Mohanlal in another double role

Mohanlal is all set to play another double role in his new movie "Talkies" directed by Shajoon Kariyal. After Uncle Bun, Udayon and Ravanaprabhu, in this film also he is playing the role of father and son.

The movie feature Mohanlal as a struggling theater owner. Mohanlal will appear as Raveendran Nair and also as his father, who actually constructed this talkie. S Suresh Babu will script this movie which will start its shoot by the end of next month.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

'Shikkar 'Trailer

Mohanlal to do Priyadarshan's Hindi film

Mohanlal is planning to do his third Hindi film (after 'The Company' and 'RGV Ki Aag') directed by his intimate and famous director Priyadarshan. Priyan offered him a pivotal role in his upcoming movie 'The Bullet Train'. The movie features Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Tusshar Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, and Sameera Reddy. The shoot of the film will start from September. 


In 'The Bullet Train' Mohanlal will be playing the role of an investigative British police officer of Indian origin who specializes in terrorism related issues.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Mohanlal with Rajiv Nath

After 'Pakal Nakshatrangal' Mohanlal once again join with director Rajiv Nath for his next movie 'Onnaam Sir'. The story of the movie will be based on a short story by Karoor in the title 'Pothychoru'. In this movie Mohanlal will appear as a school teacher. The shooting of this low budget film is expected to start by the second week of September 2010.
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Thursday, 5 August 2010

'Shikkaar' - Ready for this Onam

Mohanlal has already completed the shoot for "Shikkaar", a M Padmakumar movie, it is all set to hit the screen as on Onam-Ramzan release. The movie will be an emotional thriller. Now Shikkar is scheduled to release on the first weekend of September.

The movie tells the story of a lorry driver 'Balaraman' and his revenge. Expecting this will be a classic movie. Kalabhavan Mani also doing an important role in this movie along with Mohanlal.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Mohanlal completes 'Shikkar'

Mohanlal has completed the shooting of 'Shikkar' directed by M Padmakumar. The climax scene were shot at Guna caves in Kodai, a very dangerous and scary place. He also mentioned the place 'Devils Kitchen' at Kodai.


In Shikkar,  Mohanlal plays the role of a lorry driver, Balaraman. Kalabhavan Mani doing the supporting role of Mohanlal and other cast includes Jagathy, Suraj, Lalu Alex. Ananya of 'Nadodigal' fame plays Mohanlal’s daughter and Sneha does his wife’s role. Samuthirakani, Kollywood’s hot shot director plays the villain role.

Monday, 2 August 2010

'Shikkar' on September 9th

The upcoming Mohanlal movie Shikkar, directed by M Padmakumar will hit theaters on 9th of September. The movie will be a family and action thriller produced by Aashirwad Cinemas.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

After 'Christian Brothers' its 'China Town'

Yes folks, Mohanlal is again teaming up for another multi-starrer 'China Town' by Rafi-Mecartin. China Town will feature Jayaram and Dileep with Mohanlal. This movie will be an action thriller unlike the director duos earlier movies.

Kavya Madhavan will be doing opposite to Dileep, the other two heroines are yet to be finalised. The movie will be produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas, the movie will be shot at Goa, Pondicherry and Cochin. Mohanlal's distribution firm Max Lab will distribute this movie for the next Vishu.

While Joshiy's 'Christian Brothers' is planning to hit theaters on September.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Oru Naal Varum: FAMILY HIT (Indian Express Review)


Below is the review of Mohanlal – Sreenivasan’s new movie Orunal Varum posted in Indian express by Unni R. Nair

Orunaal Varum was an eagerly awaited movie as it was after a considerable gap that Mohanlal and Sreenivasan (who is as popular as a scenarist as he is as an actor) were teaming up. The duo had last come together to deliver Udayanaanu Thaaram, which went on to become a blockbuster. This time, they were playing key roles in Orunaal Varum, which had T.K. Rajeev Kumar as the director and was being produced by Manianpilla Raju. And since Sreenivasan was in charge of the script too, the film was expected to do great. Slated to release in May, the film got delayed and made it to the theatres last week. Having got good reviews, families are flocking to the theatres to watch it. The Mohanlal-Sreenivasan team had always been the favourite of family audiences and youngsters alike. 

Orunaal Varum is one of those films that takes a peep into the lives of the ordinary people, the aam aadmi and how they are fleeced by corrupt government officials. Sreenivasan plays a thoroughly corrupt Town Planning Officer while Mohanlal appears in the first half as an ordinary person who is forced to go after the Town Planning Officer in a bid to make him approve his plan for building a home. Of course Mohanlal’s character goes a different route later and so does the plot too. But the plot is well-constructed and the element of satire well worked out. The film retains the interest of the audience till the end. Sameera Reddy plays Mohanlal’s heroine while Devayani is cast opposite Sreenivasan. Suraaj Venjara-moodu, Nedumudi Venu and Siddique play key roles in the film, which has Sreenivasan penning the story and the script too. M.G.Sreekumar is in charge of the music while Murugan Kattakada has penned the lyrics. The film is doing well at all centres, especially with the family audience. 

Manianpilla Raju, popular actor-producer has made Orunaal Varum under the banner of Manianpilla Raju Productions. He also does a cameo role in the film. When asked about the response the film has been eliciting at the box-office, Raju says, “The family audience has accorded a warm welcome to the movie at all centres. We are very happy about it. However, the film was censored on April 7 and we had planned to release it on May 7. But, we could release it only in July; it got delayed by two months. This was due to the strike, the issues that had vexed the Malayalam film industry and had brought everything to a standstill.” This has affected the film’s box-office prospects. “We had planned to bring it out during the summer vacations. If that had happened, it would have done really great. We won’t get the summer vacation audience any longer. And moreover the holy month of Ramzan too is approaching; during the month of fasting, it’s usually a low turn out at the theatres. That makes things bleak for us. Still, it’s good that the family audience has taken it up and Orunaal Varum will soon turn out to be a hit. The delay, however has cost us a lot, in terms of money itself.”

Asked about the budget, Raju says, “Including the print and publicity costs, the film cost me around Rs. 4.35 crores”.

The film released on July 9, but indications are that Orunaal Varum will emerge a hit.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Jai Hind Film Award 2010

Jai Hind film award 2010 announced yesterday, 'Pazhassi Raja' is the best film and Mammootty the best actor for Pazhassiraja. Mohanlal bagged the 'Chalachitra Ratna Award' Sarath Kumar bagged 'Jai Hind Patriotic Pride Award'.

The other awards and winners are:

Best Actress- Swetha Menon (Palery Manickyam)
Best Director- Blessy (Bramaram)
Best Scriptwriter- Renjith (Palery Manickyam)
Best Lyricist- Vayalar Sarathchandra Varma (Neelathamara)
Best Music Director - Mohan Sitara (Bramaram)
Second Best Actor - Manoj K Jayan (Pazhassi Raja)
Second Best Actress- Samvritha Sunil
Chalachithra Prathiba Award - Sreenivasan
Special Jury Award - Kalabavan Mani
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Best Emerging Actor- Kailash (Neelathamara)
Best Emerging Actress - Archana Kavi (Neelathamara)
Popular Actor - Dileep
Best Male Singer - V. Sreekumar (Song: Anuraga... [Neelathamara])
Best Female Singer - K. S. Chithra (Song: Kunnathe Konnaykum.... [Pazhassi Raja])
Best Character Actor - Harisree Ashokan

Monday, 19 July 2010

'Christian Brothers' flying high

The movie which is not completed the shooting yet is making news. One of the leading Malayalam TV channel Asianet now break the record of highest price paid for television rights of Twenty-Twenty by taking the television rights of the film ‘Christian Brothers’ for a whopping 3 crores.  For T20 it was 2.86 crores.

It is interesting that both the record breaking film are Mohanlal films and is directed by Joshiy.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

'Oru Naal Varum' - Review

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Mohanlal - Sreenivasan's 'Oru Naal Varum' released yesterday and getting good response from the audience.

The magic of the duo is repeating in this movie also. But somewhere the old combination is missing, though they have done an excellent job.

Gopikrishnan (Sreenivasan) is an Assistant Town Planning Officer, who misuses his powers, bends rules on receiving bribes and never cares about the poor. He has great dreams about his daughter and is saving money to get a seat for her admission to a medical college.

Sukumaran (Mohanlal) approaches Gopikrishnan for approval to build a house. The two were part of a scuffle earlier and the Town Planner makes life hell for the hapless Sukumaran. Now, we can't reveal further about the storyline as there are some suspense elements involved here.

Some interesting twist and turns and descent script makes the film a good one.  Mohanlal and Sreenivasan handled their roles very well and we can watch a healthy acting competition with these acting legends.

'Oru Naal Varum' handles the current issue and the director T K Rajeev Kumar and team has almost succeeded in their attempt to make it reachable to the audience.

So go for the movie, definitely you will have a great two and half hour to enjoy.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

'Oru Naal Varum' Releasing on July 9th

Yes folks, at last after the long wait, Mohanlal - Sreenivasan movie 'Oru naal Varum' is ready to hit theaters on July 9th. The date is confirmed and the distributors are planning to make a big release. If sources are to be believed, the movie is going to release in more than 100 centers.

The movies is directed by T K Rajeev Kumar, scripted by Sreenivasan and produced by Manian Pillai Raju. Bollywood actress Sameera Reddy is playing the female lead in this film.

Mohanlal is now on Twitter

The Malayalam film legend Mohanlal now joined in Twitter and his id is: Lal_Mohanlal. On the location of 'Kandahar' Big B persuaded him to join Twitter and by taking Big B's word Mohanlal joined and he started to tweet to Amithabh. His first tweet is "@SrBachchan Thank you very much Sir, for the inspiration, not only to join twitter but also in every walk of life..."



Wednesday, 30 June 2010

'Kandahar' - Big B joins Mohanlal

The biggest star of Indian Cinema, Amithabh Bachan has joined the set of Kandahar, directed by Major Ravi. Big b flew down from Mumbai to Coimbatore and then travelled by car to Ooty to share the screen with Mohanlal.

He has informed his fans about his new appointment in Twitter, and he also persuaded Mohanlal to join in Twitter. Great work Big B!!!

The movies is based on the villainous  Air India flight hijack. Sumalatha is doing the role of Big B's wife in the this film and Tamil actor Ganesh as his son.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Mohanlal Joins with 'Kandahar' Team

Mohanlal has started the shooting of Major Ravi's 'Kandahar'. The shooting of the movie is progressing in Koonar regiments at Ooty where Major Ravi is capturing Mohanlal taking classes to commandos.

The movie will also feature Amitabh Bachchan, Ganesh Venkatraman, Bollywood star Sunil Shetty, Tamil actress Kaveri Jha and together with Lal, Anoop Menon, Sumalatha and KPAC Lalitha.

Friday, 25 June 2010

'Oru Naal Varum' Postponed to July

Mohanlal - Sreenivasan's eagerly awaited movie 'Oru Naal Varum' postponed its releasing date to July. The date was on June 25th June but due to the Association issues the releasing of all the Malayalam film got delayed.

The movie is directed by Rajiv Kumar and produced by Manian Pillai Raju. The producer told "We had made all arrangements but suddenly the film exhibitor's Federation which controls about 200 theatres in 48 release centers in Kerala has decided not to screen any new film from June 23, following refusal of Film Producer and Distributors Association to accept their earlier demands regarding screening of their films."

July will be having lots of new Malayalam movie releases and there will be a tough competition. Any how the entertainer and family movie 'Oru Naal Varum' will survive the competition. Lets hope so..

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

No new releases from this week onwards

Because of the issues among the various associations in the Malayalam film industry the Film Producers Association and the Distributors Association decided not to go for any new releases from today (23-06-10) onwards.

This decision will affect the new Malayalam movies Mohanlal starring 'Oru naal Varum'  Jayasurya starer 'Nallavan'  and Vineeth Srrenivasan's directorial debut film 'Malarvadi Arts Club' as these movies are scheduled for this week.

'Kandahar' started

Major Ravi started the shooting of his forthcoming venture "Kandahar" by shooting military operations. The location is at Dehradun, Indian military Academy.

The movies is based on the villainous  Air India flight hijack. Mohanlal, Amithabh Bachan, and Tamil actor Ganesh are the leading actors in this film. Mohanlal as Col. Mahadevan and Ganesh as a commando and Amithabh as his father. 

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Monday, 7 June 2010

Big Year with Big Projects to Mohanlal and Ashirwad Productions

Antony Perumbavoor's 'Aashirwad Cinemas' will have a bunch of Mohanlal projects to produce and distribute. They will work in association with Mohanlal's Max Lab Release, to create so many films.

They will distribute the  following films that are already started shooting, M Padmakumar's 'Shikaar', Major Ravi's 'Kandahar' and Roshan Andrew's 'Casanova'.

After these projects, Aashirwad Cinemas will start Rafi-Mecartin's China Town. There are lots of other important projects are under discussion. Directors like Siddique, Ranji Panicker, Sathyan Anthikkadu, Shafi, Thampi Kannanthanam are getting ready for their projects with Mohanlal.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Mohanlal in a silent cinema

Mohanlal, who has done varieties of roles and cinemas now going to do a silent cinema. The movie will be directed by d maker Johan Mathai and Mohanlal will do the lead role. Cinematography by Ravi K Chandran background music Louis Banks. The other details about the cast and crew will be announced soon.
 

Monday, 31 May 2010

Mohanlal made goodwill ambassador of handloom textiles

Mohanlal has been made the goodwill ambassador of handloom textiles in kerala. Appointment of Mohanlal assumes significance as an earlier move by the state government to make him the brand ambassador of 'Khadi' had drawn flak from cultural leaders.

Former Pro Vice-Chancellor of Calicut University and renowned pro-Left critic Sukumar Azhikode had objected to the appointment of Mohanlal as 'Khadi' ambassador as the actor had appeared in a liquor advertisement earlier. However the government maintained that they had not taken the step to make the actor a khadi ambassador.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Tamannah with Mohanlal

Tamannah the young 'queen', she has already got lots of offers from Malluwood, but she didn't give any positive sign to those. But now she is getting ready for an entry to Malluwood and that is also with our Super star Mohanlal.

The movies will be directed by Anil and produced by Thomas Sebastian. Tamannah, she has already got a winning run in Telugu and Tamil now ready to try her luck in Malayalam. The other crews of the movie haven't been decided yet. Hope she will have a great opening in Malayalam film industry also.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Laxmi Rai with Mohanlal

After 'Rock n Roll' , 'Ividam Swargamanu' and 'Christian Brothers', Lakshmi Rai is pairing with Mohanlal in the upcoming movie 'Shikaar' directed by M Padmakumar.

The movie tells a revenge story. The movie also features, Kalabhavan Mani, Ananya and Mythili in important roles. The Tamil director Samuthirakani (Nadodigal fame) is playing the villain role in Shikaar.


Wednesday, 12 May 2010

'Oru Naal Varum' Release Postponed

The much awaited Mohanlal-Sreenivasan-Sameera Reddy film 'Oru Naal Varum' postponed to June 25th. Earlier it was declared on may 14th. The movie is directed by T K Rajeev Kumar and produced by Manian Pillai Raju.

The reason for delay in the release is the huge number of releases in May and the shortage of theaters.

Monday, 10 May 2010

'Alexander The Great' Review

On his father's demise, Manu Verma (Bala) arrives at Mumbai and spends the first half of the film finding his half brother Alexander (Mohanlal) whom he has never seen in his life, but who has been entrusted with the entirety of his father's wealth. He finds Alex and much to his surprise also discovers that he is not normal. The second half has Alexander arriving in Dubai with Manu and finally heading back to Mumbai. If you think that this cannot possibly be content enough for a story, better think again.

It's apparent that Alexander has gone bonkers, and twenty minutes into the film we are ready to give him company. These assaults at your normal thinking skills are frequent and they go on for the rest of the film. Alexander is a strange chap indeed, and to ensure that we get a pretty decent picture as to how his normal day goes, they show him getting up, walking around, having breakfast, lunch and dinner, reading books on the bed, and finally switching off the light at 12 in the night. Now with an elaborate detailing as this, you could hardly miss a point.

The real ordeal starts with Manu dragging Alexander out of the clinic. The problem you see is that Alexander keeps asking for specific colored shirts as the clock keeps ticking away. So we need to hang on till the shirt change is over. And once that's done, he insists on a number at the dinner table. Four is the magic number, whether it be idlis or chapathis. Yes, you got it right. We need to stay around till those idlis arrive.

Wait. If you are wondering if Alexander is just nuts, he isn't. The man is a real genius. For starters, he was about to graduate from a medical school. He learns telephone directories by heart. He could tell you which continent Egypt is in. And to top it all, he takes part in Maths Wizard competitions and wins a cash prize of one lakh rupees. Now this is a breath-stopping event that goes on for a good ten minutes or so with some guy asking questions in English (with subtitles in Malayalam!!) and Alexander coming up with spectacular answers.

Now these are what you call the normal-genius skills. What is almost paranormal is when Alex lures his mates away from a car and it bursts into flames a few minutes later. So when he says that he won't board a flight, we sense something is wrong. And indeed it is, since the announcement comes quite soon that the flight has crashed. Besides predicting, he could rush you into an operation theatre if you are in dire need of a surgery, and do an impeccable act that would have the duty doctors gasping for more.

From what I was able to gather from a couple of hours and slightly more, I have kept aside a few real gems. The first one is that there is a very thin line between sanity and insanity. The most insane person might be the sanest one around, we are told. It all depends on the way we view things. That's pretty comforting. The second one is that you just need to pretend to be insane if you are accused of murder. They will let you live in a mental sanatorium for the rest of your life.

Mohanlal is the true savior in this film, as much as it remains that the film itself could never be saved. This is what I would call a survivor act, and this amazing actor swims across the torrent with his head held high. A brave act indeed, when there is literally nothing else that makes this film worth a watch.

Alexander the Great is as incomprehensible as the mutterings of its chief character. It's confused, and utterly unfathomable. It has nothing going for it except its leading star.

Even though this is Mohanlal Supporting blog, here you can read candid reviews only. 

Review Courtesy: http://www.nowrunning.com/movie/6799/malayalam/alexander-the-great/review.htm

Friday, 7 May 2010

'Alexander The Great' Released Today

Surprisingly Mohanlal film 'Alexander The Great' released today all over Kerala. Earlier it was expected another movie 'Oru Naal Varum' was ready for release on 7th May.

Wait for more reports...

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