Archive for June, 2013

Friendship malayalam movie to be released by August

Khadar Hassan brings another fun filled entertainer for the youth filled with the story of love, campus and friendship. His new Malayalam movie aptly titled “Friendship” stars Sreejith Vijay in the lead and introduces a number of new faces to Malayalam cinema. The film will be released in Malayalam and Tamil.

The plot of the film revolves round a triangular love story. Sreejith plays the role of a college student called Rahul. He and his three friends have studied in all boys’ school till plus two. When they join engineering college, they meet a group of four girls who had also studied in all girls’ school throughout. As they explore their nex mixed campus life, the friendship among them develops. This forms the crux of the story.

The film is bound to appeal to the young generation who will be able to identify with the feelings of love and friendship and the familiar campus life. The ups and downs of friendship has been portrayed in a natural rhythm and the film is an all round entertainer. The music is being director by young music director Farhan Roshan and is bound to set feet twitching.

S. S. Rajamouli’s Bahubali to begin shooting soon

The next project of ace director S. S. Rajamouli is the much hyped Bahubali and the shooting is all ready to start towards the end of this month. Rebel star Prabhash will be appearing in it. Anushka and Rana will also be seen in this mega movie. This is going to be a multilingual film as Rajamouli informed, “Though shot in Tamil and Telugu Baahubali will release in Hindi and Malayalam too. Also in other foreign languages. Will announce after the deals are done.” However, Since the director is not a fan of 3D technology, the film is not being made into its 3D version.

“Am not a fan of 3D technology. It is cumbersome & restrictive to shoot with the rig. Very few theatres. All these factors deter me from 3D,” explained the director. This will be the first full length movie that he will be directing using digital camera. “Lots of rumours regarding #Baahubali being shot on IMAX cameras. No. We are not!!! We are using arri alexa XT,” confirmed Rajamouli.

Produced under the Arka Media banner, the film Bahubaali will be released on a grand budget. Music has been composed by M.M. Keeravaani while the cinematography is by Senthill.

Allu Arjun’s Race Gurram to be shot in Europe

Handsome hunk Allu Arjjun has paired up with the sultry beauty Shruti Hassan for his forthcoming film Race Gurram. You will be seeing the glamorous couple in some of the most beautiful locales because part of the film is going to be shot in some of the best known beauty spots of Europe.

The film is directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Nallamallapu Srinivas under the banner of Lakshmi Narsimha Entertainment. You can expect to see some high cost stylish scene in the movie. The script has been written by Vakkantham Vamsi. Thaman is directing the music score.

A number of shots of the film has already been shot in the old city of Hyderabad. The team now flies to Europe to shoot a couple of romantic songs on the lead actors in the breathtaking background of Europe. After their return, they will continue shooting the rest of the film in Hyderabad.

In addition to Allu Arjun and Shruti Hassan, supporting cast of the film includes Prakash Raj, M. S. Narayana, Brahmanandam, Suhashini Maniratnam and others. The film will be youth oriented and a complete entertainer. Vijay is going to provide the fights and the thrills in the film.

Pawan Kalyan all set to shoot for Gabbar Singh 2

Pawan Kalyan’s Gabbar Singh became a blockbuster with its release last year. Now the superstar is working on shooting Gabbar Singh 2.However, director Sampath Nandi clearly stated that this movie is not a sequel of the previous one. Instead, the idea and characterization has been taken and mated with fresh storyline.

“Pawan Kalyan has given the character of Gabbar Singh an iconic status. The characterization, the mannerisms and the style can all be utilized as a brand. Gabbar Singh 2 will utilize these aspects of the character and tackle an all new story line. It is not related to ‘Dabangg 2? at all”, said Nandi. He even compared it to the films of the Bond genre. His previous direction include the famous Racha.

The music of this action entertainer is being composed by Devi Sri Prasad. He has worked with Pawan in quite a few films earlier. Jayanan Vincent, the cinematographer for Gabbar Singh has also been roped in the project.

The script work is complete. The entertainment, dialogues and Pawan’s performance are the three things that will give real life to the film according to the director. The project is being executed by Sharrath Maraar.

Suriya and Samantha teams up for new untitled film

There is a good news for Tamil cinema. The gorgeous Samantha has been roped in to play the lead opposite the handsome hunk Suriya in a film directed by Linguswamy. The director is known for his previous films like Paiyya and Vettai. The film is also being produced under his own banner, Tirupathy Brothers. The preproduction works are going on in full swing.

Yuvan Shankar Raja will compose the music for the film and celebrated cinematographer Vijay Milton has been signed for the project. Milton is well known for his previous work in Vazhakku En 18/9, Kaadhal, Vana Yudhdham, Autograph and Deepavali

Favorite actress of tamil industry ,Samantha plays the lead role in the movie. Her Naan Ae with Nani and Sudeep was a smash hit. Currently, she is working on a mega budget film with Pawan Kalyan after which she will start shooting for this film. Meanwhile, Suriya is now busy in South Africa shooting for Singham 2. The shooting of the new film is set to start in August. It is as yet untitled.

Suriya is also working on Dhruva Natchathiram directed by Gautham Menon and produced by Photon Kathas.

Jayaram and Suresh gopi in Salaam Kashmeir by Joshiy

Expectations are building high with Salaam Kashmeir. The film is scheduled to hit the theaters in August and the shooting is progressing well. The lead role in the film is being played by Jayaram who confessed to be thrilled for playing such a role with Suresh Gopi. Not only this, Jayaram is going to sing a duet song titled “Kanaadi puzhayille meenootam kulirilee “with Shweta Mohan for the first time. The song has been composed by M Jayachandran and written by Rafeeq Ahmed.

Suresh Gopi too is returning through this film after the movie ‘The King and The Commissioner’ which did not do well in the box office. The chemistry between Sureshgopi and Jayaram had resulted in hit movies like Paithirkam ,Dhruvam and Summer in Bethlehem in the past. It remains to be seen how they come together in this action flick. Gopi has just finished working in Shankar’s mega budget movie’ I’.

Joshi has roped in Miya to play a lead role. Miya is excited and said that she appreciated Joshi for having the confidence to cast her in different roles. The shooting of the film is progressing in diverse locations like Ooty, Cochin, Jammu and Kashmir and Thodupuzha.

Badusha makes his comeback with the movie Grand Finale

Badusha had taken the Malayalam film industry by storm back in 1992 in his movie, Pappayude Swantham Appoos. It explored the relationship between a father and son. Badusha had played with Mammootty and had even won the Kerala state film Award for his brilliant performance. The film was such a hit that it ran in for 165 days in a single theatre.

The young actor had made his second movie, Ennum Oormakkayi but it did not do well in the box office. Now, Badusha is all set to make his comeback in the directorial debut of Sojan Jose, Grand Finale.

The film, produced by Binoy K Baby of the X’treme Productions, revolves around two friends and how their lives are changed with the entry of a cute girl . Badusha is playing the role of one of the friends while Jubil Rajan P Dev is playing the other lead role. The Jubil ,son of Rajan P Dev has already made his presence in the Malayalam film industry with a couple of films like Yakshiyum Njaanum and Arabiponnu.

The music of Grand Finale is composed by R Gautham; lyrics by Santosh Varma and the cinematography by Binu S Nair

Roopesh creates his buzz with six climaxes in You too Brutus

While you may be used to seeing movies with a single climax, a few movies have already made their appearance with more than one climax. Director Roopesh Pithambaran takes this a step further as he announced that his new movie will have not one, not two but six back to back climaxes. This is unexplored territory for Malayalam cinema and the audience are eagerly waiting for this novel visual treat.

Pithambaran had entered the Malayalam film industry as an actor in Spadikam. He proceeded with his directorial debut, Theevram. While the film received mixed responses from the audience, Roopesh left his mark in the experimental way of story telling and portraying his character. It is expected that he further perfects his skill with his next movie titled ‘You too Brutus’ , the famous words of Julius Caesar. He will work with Sreenivasan, Aju Varghese, Tovino Thomas, Anu Mohan, Ahmed Sidique and Amalda Lizz Joseph in this movie.

Though he is busy with several other projects, Aju Varghese will play an important role in the film. Tovino Thomas had assisted Roopesh behind the camera in Theevram. His inspired work in the role of a politician in ABCD will now be followed by this latest venture.

Mohanlal to be seen in a new Avatar

Mohanlal has remained the heartthrob of Malayalam cinema for the last three decades. One of the reasons of his phenomenal success is probably the fact that he is always ready to experiment. Instead of finding and sticking to a comfortable niche, the actor has taken up one challenging role after another in his acting career. Now it seems he is reaching for new heights as he prepares to portray a Sikh village wrestler in his new film.

The actor had experimented with eight different looks in Joshy’s Lokpal. The film remains a glowing testament to his talent. One of his disguises was that of a sardar. However, in the new project, Mohanlal is going to play Sardar for the entire movie. He has teamed up with director V M Vinu for this project.

Vinu and Mohanlal has worked earlier in 2003 in Balettan, the actor played the role of a villager. In this film also, he plays a villager named Happy Singh. He is a wrestler. The movie is going to be fun filled entertainment as the script has been written by Deepu Karunakaran, who also wrote Crazy Gopalan and Teja Bhai & Family. The film will be shot in Punjab and Bangalore.

Vijayakam Brothers – Ajith’s latest venture

Ajith has started his 54th film Vijayakam Brothers. It is a story of four brothers and supposed to be a complete family entertainer. The story is rumored to be a remake of the super hit Malayalam movie, Valyettan which was directed by Shaji Kailas. Ajith is going to play the role of responsible elder sibling who looks after his three younger brothers. This role was played by Mammootty in Valyattan.

According to sources, “Ajith is playing the role of a responsible elder brother, who lives for his three siblings. The film will be a complete family entertainer.” Tamannah will be starring opposite him in the film.

The film is directed by Siva who has already become well known for his Siruthai. It is being produced by Vijaya Productions to celebrate the centenary year of its founder, B Nagi Reddy. Music has been composed by Devi Sri Prasad while Sohail, Raman, Munish, Bala, Vidarth and Vidyullekha will be seen in major roles in the film. Suza Kumar, the petit beauty of 20 is going to appear opposite Vidharth and she is very excited to be a part of an Ajith film. According to rumor, part of the film will be shot in Europe.