Archive for October, 2014

Pearle Manney to act opposite Asif Ali in ‘Double Barrel’

Actress Pearle Maaney was recently seen in the film ‘Njan’ in the role of a tribal girl. Now the actress has bagged another interesting role. She will be seen opposite popular actor Asif Ali in the multi-starrer film ‘Double Barrel’ (Eratta Kuzhal) that is being directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery.

The actress has described her character to be lot of fun. According to her she and Asif are like ‘silence breakers’ in the film. With their every appearance, some event takes place. The first schedule is now complete and the second one has just started in locations across Goa. when Pearle was asked about her look in the film she said that while everyone has stylized look in the film, her look is mostly the same because she felt she already looks ‘dangerous’.

The film ‘Double Barrel’ has an ensemble cast and also features, Swathi Reddy, Prithviraj, , Isha Sharvani , Indrajith, Sunny Wayne, Sajid Yahiya, Arya Vijay Babu and more. Recently, Prithviraj’s uber cool was leaked on the internet and it has created quite a buzz. Apart from her films, Pearle is also hosting a reality dance show. She is expected to host nine episodes as the original host Jewel is busy with film shooting.

Mia George to work with Suresh Gopi in ‘My God’

Mia George (real name Gimi George) has established herself as one of the young actresses to watch out for in the Malayalam industry. She also entered the Tamil industry with the 2014 film, ‘Amara Kaaviyam’. According to industry insiders, the actress is looking for diverse roles that will allow her to showcase her talent properly. Now in a positive development for the 22 year old actress, she has been roped in to act opposite industry stalwart Suresh Gopi. The actress will be playing the role of a psychologist in the upcoming film ‘My God’. The film will be directed by M. Mohanan.

The director known for the realistic themes of his films has revealed some information about the project. Suresh Gopi will be playing the role of, Adhiraja Bhattathiri CEO of a big IT firm. On the other hand, Mia will be playing an activist who works with children related issues. The director claimed that though the film will be carrying a strong message, it is not at all preachy. The plot will revolve around a 15 year old boy whose father is a very rich man. The boy has a very stressful life due to expectations and this leads to the events of the film.

Suriya to work with director Ranjith

Pa. Ranjith has recently won critical acclaim with his drama film ‘Madras’. The film has Karthi and Catherine Tresa in the lead roles. The film is also had a good run at the box office. As per reports, Tamil superstar Suriya was very much impressed with the film and its director. Now he has signed Ranjith to be at the helm of one of his upcoming projects. The film in question will be made under the star’s home banner. But the project will start only after projects announced earlier are finished. These include two films by director Hari and Vikram Kumar (‘Manam’ fame). Suriya is currently busy with the film ‘Masss’ by director Venkat Prabhu.

The director and the actor’s manager both have refused to acknowledge the project publicly. Both feel that it is ‘too early’ to comment on anything. However insiders claim that the signing is already done. The source also claimed that the film is a love story and Suriya will be returning to his romantic image after doing action and dramatic roles for a while. The rest of the cast and the crew are yet to be selected . music composer Santhosh Narayanan, who has worked twice with Ranjith, is likely to work with him on this project too.

Anoop Menon marriage in December

The multitalented Anoop Menon, who has received acclaim as an actor, lyricist and screen writer in Malayalam films will be tying the knot soon. His marriage with long time girlfriend Shema Alexander will take place in the month of December. Both their families have approved the marriage with their blessings. The couple has been together for 5 years now. Anoop Menon in his recent interviews have cbeen hinting about marriage. Shema is the daughter of the late Lily Alexander and Thottumukkath Prince Alexander . She hails from the Pathanapuram area near Kollam. Anoop Menon is the son of Indira Menon and Balussery Paramabath Veettil Gangadara Menon. Now there will be a stop to the rumors that have circulating for months now.
Anoop Menon started his career in television. He worked for channels like Surya TV and Kairali TV. He found some fame as actor in daily soaps like ‘Megham’ and ‘Swapnam.’ He also began writing screenplays and lyrics. He first gained recognition in 2009 with his award winning performance in the film ‘Thirakatha’. His 2011 film thriller film ‘Beautiful’ was big success and gave his career a big boost. He also enjoyed a great run in 2014 with three of his films ‘Angry Babies’, ‘1983’ and ‘Vikramadithyan’, becoming hits.

Kavya Madhavan and Vijay Babu to work together in Akashavani

Talented Malayalam actress Kavya Madhavan is ready for her next project after becoming a part of Saji Surendran’s film ‘She-Taxi.’ She has signed to be a part of the film ‘Akashavani’ , directed by Khais Millen. She will be paired with Vijay Babu and they will be playing husband and wife. The film will be based around the ego clash that takes place between the two, after both become successful in their professional fields. Kavya I generally known to play traditional roles but this time she will be seen in a corporate avatar. This is going to be a unique experience both for her and the audience.

In addition to , Vijay and Kavya, the important roles will be portrayed by Sreejith Ravi, Lalu Alex, and Saiju Kurup . it has been learnt that Lalu will be playing the role of Kavya’s father. The first phase shooting of the film has already began. Kavya will be shortly joining the crew after finishing the first shooting schedule of the film ‘She-Taxi’. ‘Akashvani’ is going to be the debut feature length film of Khais Millen. Previously he used to work as the assistant of Shyamaprasad. Khais made a short film called ‘Lipstick’, based on homosexuality and won appreciation from the critics.

Prithviraj, Nivin Pauly and Bhavana to cast in Shyamaprasad’s next

Shyamaprasad, who is popular for his emotionally captivating films, that proficiently natter the insights playing in the minds of people, is all set to work on a different genre. His upcoming flick ‘ Ivide’ has been termed as a ‘Crime Drama’. The movie will cast Prithviraj, Nivin and Bhavana in the leading roles. Initially, Fahadh Faasil, Prithviraj and Nyla Usha were reported in the lead; however, the director slammed the report.

The shooting of the big budget movie will commence at Atlanta, United States. The other cast and crew of the flick will be roped in from the States, along with Aju Varghese and Y G Mahendra. The movie is brimmed with English dialogues. Ajayan Venugopalan has lent the script.

The innovative director introduced the leading cast of the movie, by organising a workshop in Kochi. Interestingly, the lead actors showcased three different scenes from the movie.

The story of the movie is based on real incident of the killing of Indian techies in the US. However, it is not only a crime –based thriller, but a story brimmed with different aspect of emotions. The shooting of the movie will kick-start from 10th of November.

Suresh Gopi to tag in Shaji Kailas movie again!

Shaji Kailash debuted in directorial venture with Suresh Gopi with the movie News. Soon after, he became a renowned director in Malyalam industry, with extensive action flicks. The actor-director had clubbed together in many of the blockbuster flicks like Commissioner, Chinthamani Kolacase, Ekalavyan and more. They were last seen together in the movie The king and the Commissioner. After a narrow gap of two years the duo is set to embark on another project, the name has not yet been decided.

Shaji Kailash has been undergoing upheaval in his career due to his movies that failed to appeal to the audience. He was mocked at for his venture Simhasanam. Other movies like Madirasi and Ginger also could not strike a chord with the audience. However, he has fastened his seat belts to launch his upcoming project with a bang! The movie will cast Mammootty and Mohanlal in the mainstream, starring Suresh Gopi. The shooting of the film will commence from February next year.

The team of the movie recently met at Dubai to discuss the plot. The director is twitchy about the movie and much is expected out of it.

Sriwaas approaches Ram Charan for his next

Filmmaker Sriwaas has been recently basking in the success of his film ‘Loukyam’. Now the director has already began planning his next film and as per reports wants to cast Ram Charan, known as the Mega power star, in the film. Sriwaas met Ram Charan few days to discuss about the prospective film. Film writers Gopi Mohan and Kona Venkat were also present to narrate a script to him. A source close to the actor has informed that while Ram Charan liked the script, it is too early to confirm anything as discussions are still going on. But a decision may be coming up soon from the start. If it is affirmative then the director will probably start work on the project without much delay.

Ram Charan latest release is ‘Govindudu Andarivadele’ and it has been successful. The star was suppose to begin work on his next project, a film by Srinu Vaitla. But now it has been learnt that Ram Charan is yet to confirm the film opposite Shruti Hassan. He stated it himself to the media recently. Now speculation has begun whether he will choose Sriwaas over Vaitla or will he be accepting both the projects. Only time can tell.

Nagarjuna and Karthi doing film together

Veteran Telugu superstar Nagarjuna and Tamil star Karthi are coming together for a bilingual romantic film that will made in Telugu and also Tamil. Young Telugu star NTR jr. was initially offered Karthi’s role but things eventually did not work out with him. Telugu film maker Vamshi Paidipally will direct the film. His previous works include- Brindavanam and ‘Yevedu’. The pre-production work of the film has been completed and the film is most likely to go to the floors in November. Reports suggest that makers are waiting for Karthi to confirm his dates. Once he becomes available, work will begin in full swing.

Rajeev Kamineni, one of the backers of the project has told the media that they were looking for two lead actors who are well known in both Telugu and Tamil industries. Nagarjuan has done only a handful of films in Tamil but he is known by the Tamil audience. On the other hand, Karthi’s films have doing well recently in the regions of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana, including his latest release ‘Madras’. As a result, these two were chosen. Kamineni also revealed that there is one female lead role in the film. The makers are looking for a top tier actress for the role. Rest of the cast are yet to be finalized.

Sija Rose to work for R S Vimal’s next

South Indian actress Sija Rose has been roped in for R S Vimal’s film, Ennu Ninte Moideen. She will be seen to share the screen space with Prithviraj, who will be playing the male protagonist.
The movie showcases the bygone era of sixties. The story revolves around Kanchanmala and Moideen’s subline love. Sija portrays a chirpy girl and fiancé of Moideen. She will be seen in a new avatar in the film.
The actors have decked up in vintage Calicut style. Sija will showcase the conventional mundu, thattam and rouka clubbed with antiquely crafted jewellery to complete the look. At the same time, Prithviraj will adorn the look of Moideen. He will project a typical retro style. He will be seen in light blue tinged eyes like that of Moideen’s.
The actors are in love with their traditional attire. Sija reveals her love for the traditional get-up. Her jewellery and conventionally – styled costumes have won her heart.
The shooting has already kick-started in Shornur. The charecters will be speaking in Calicut dialect, and so will Sija. Initially she was unsure about the regional language. However, she has managed to pull-up very well with the dialect. Lena, Lal, Tovino, Parvathi and Thalaivasal Vijay are the ones to play other significant charecters in the movie.