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Namitha Pramod roped in to play an important role in Kammarasambhavam

Kammarasambhavam is one of the highly anticipated movies of the year. The film, that would feature Dileep in supreme role. The shooting is nearing the completion stage.

Mollywood sources have stated that iconic actress Namitha Pramod has joined the cast list of the movie and was stated that the actress will join the sets of the movie on March 18.

It was stated that Tamil actor Siddharth is acting in important roles. Dileep will be seen in the role of an aged man in this film and the film has its story set in three different periods.

Suresh Gopi all set to be back with the sequel of his Bharathchandran IPS


Mollywood industry’s action star Suresh Gopi, had turned MP is all set to make a comeback into movies soon. As per the latest updates, Suresh Gopi is all set to be back with the sequel of his blockbuster movie Bharathchandran IPS.

It was stated that Suresh Gopi has already given green signal to the project and is highly excited about playing the role of Bharathchandran once again.

The movie is one of the biggest hit in Suresh Gopi ’s career. Keep watching for more refreshments about the movie.

Shruti Ramachandran appearing as one of the two female leads in Sunday Holiday

Sources have stated that Shruti Ramachandran, the Pretham fame actress is back to the silver screen with Asif Ali’s Sunday Holiday. Shruti had recently confirmed that she is appearing as one of the two female leads in the movie Sunday Holiday.

Shruti Ramachandran made her acting debut with the Dulquer Salmaan’s Njaan and the movie had earned positive accolades for her outstanding performance in the movie.

Meanwhile it was stated that Sunday Holiday movie which is said to be a comical entertainer and depicts the story of a father and son duo, is directed by Jis Joy. Stay connected for more updates.

Nivin Pauly and Major Ravi all set to join hands for a movie

Mollywood industry sources have stated that the crowd puller Nivin Pauly is joining hands with the filmmaker Major Ravi, which would be something different from the movies of the makers so far.

Major Ravi had said that the forthcoming movie will be based on a true incident and it will have a huge star cast and the female lead will be played by a newcomer. Major Ravi also revealed that the screenplay will be in a non-linear fashion and it will impress audience of all ages.

The movie will start shooting by this year. Nivin Pauly’s Sakhavu is slated to hit screens for Vishu release.

Malayalam filmmaker Diphan passes away

Mollywood industry’s iconic filmmaker Diphan who was 45 years old passed away at Cochin today. He was suffering from liver cirrhosis and kidney treatment. He underwent some severe treatment.

He was in the hospital for few weeks and his health had worsened and the doctors have stated that because of medication his health is improving positively on Sunday. But despite all the treatment he took his last breath.

He had directed many successful hit movies and the funeral will be held at Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.

Ramante Edanthottam has finally got a release date


Mollywood industry’s Ramante Edanthottam movie is the upcoming romantic comedy marks the first association of Kunchacko Boban with the talented filmmaker, Ranjith Sankar.

As of now the Mollywood industry’s the much awaited movie will hit the theatres on May 12th, Friday.

Sources have stated that the movie will be widely distributed in Kerala and the other major Indian cities, by Central Pictures. Anu Sithara is playing the female lead in the movie. Stay tuned for more updates.

3D version of Mohanlal’s pulimurugan, gearing up to hit the theatres soon

Mollywood industry sources have stated that the makers of the movie confirmed that the 3D version of Pulimurugan will be out in the month of April. The team had also screened the special trailer of the 3D version of Pulimurugan, during the success party.

Meanwhile all the special guests were provided with 3D glasses to watch the trailer of Pulimurugan 3D version. The movie is anticipated at a bigger level in Mollywood industry. Recently, the original Home DVD and Blu-ray for the movie was revealed and even that too got a thundering response.

It is a big question when Pulimurugan 3D version hits theatres in April, movies of other actors will have a tough competition. Keep watching for more refreshments.

Janatha garage movie review

Koratala Siva latest flick “Janatha Garage” begins with this note. Although touted as a masala commercial movie it is a movie based on family and familial relationships. As NTR has teamed up with Koratala Siva after the success of “ Nannaku Prematho”, the second film of the duo “Janatha Garage” has created a significant buzz among the movie goers with high expectations. Moreover, with the casting of Mohanlal the undisputed king of Malayalam movies has added fire to the rage of this films release. The trailers have been immensely popular and it was promoted as the biggest release, hitting screens in Malayalam and Telugu languages simultaneously. The movie is produced under the banner of Mythri Movie Makers.

NTR performance alone is the biggest USP of the film, and he doesn’t disappoints his fan. NTR delivers his best performance in recent times. He is exceptionally good and plays his character with the right balance of sensitivity and intensity. NTR fans will be delighted by the script that elevates the hero to a God like stature, where his ability is many notches above an ordinary person and almost equivalent to a super hero. Overall, NTR can be credited for single-handedly executing brilliant performances in different scenes. Mohanlal is still undoubtedly on top of his craft even now, and plays his character with the caliber of a superstar.

The film begins with Satyam Garu (Mohanlal) running ‘Janatha Garage’, a small mechanic shop in Hyderabad. Satyam plays Robin hood to the local people and in the midst of his social service, Satyam’s brother gets killed by the goons of the corrupt politicians. Satyam sends his brother’s son to leave with his relatives in Mumbai. The son grows up to be Anand (NTR) who is a passionate and brilliant environmentalist. Anand develops a bitter rivalry with a local MLA and is sent away to Hyderabad by his relatives. At Hyderabad, Satyam impressed by Anand’s authenticity and ability summons him to join Janatha Garage. The duo then go on to helping people unjustifiably subdued by corrupt and powerful people.

The film stands out on the intense characterization of Mohanlal as Satyam and exceptionally brilliant performance of Anand character by NTR. Saikumar and Unni Mukundan did justice to their roles. Samantha and Nithya had very short roles, unfortunately they could not display their acting prowess, if any. Female actress roles were unfortunately not fleshed out and lacked emotional appeal. Additionally, the characterization of the villain was very weak. Lion’s share of the screen time was shared between Mohanlala and NTR.

Music by Devi Sri Prasad is exceptionally beautiful. Kajal Agarwal performs special item song “Pakka Local”, and does justice to her performance. She looks glamorous and performs an attractive number. Pakka Local was choreographed with much finesse and both NTR and Kajal danced superbly. Other equally popular songs are ‘Pranamam Pranamam’, ‘Jayaho Janatha’, ‘Apple Beauty’. The songs stand out in their emotional appeal for both the youth and mature audience. The songs blend well into the narrative of the story and enhances the emotional quality of the script. Background score is also outstanding. Cinematography by Thiru is spell binding. Fight choreography by Anal Arasu is equally thrilling and racy. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is flawless and near perfect. Production design by A.S. Prakash is equally commendable.

The first half of the movie is quite slow paced but the movie picks up rather rapidly in the second half. The plot was predictable to a certain extent and their are certain cliched moments in the film. The plot of the movie unfortunately has some unrealism to the point of being absurd. For example, a scene is played out where the chief minister calls for all-part meeting and in the meeting he abandons a project objected by Mohanlal’s character. This is quite far fetched as Satyam is just an owner of a mechanic shop. The bomb blast scene is hugely disappointing as it does nothing to add substance to the script. The characterization of the villain is certainly laughable as the villain, a wealthy business owner fears Mohanlal to an extent that he is unable to expand his business for the last two and half decades. Mohanlal’s character although a mere garage owner seems to have an inexplicable amount of power to intimidate such powerful characters. Despite all
disappoints the Government office scene between NTR and Rajeev Kanakala is brilliantly executed by Koratala Siva demonstrating his directorial prowess and his competent dialogue writing ability.

Aside from the minor flaws in the plot the film has many attractions that make it an enjoyable watch. NTR and Mohanlal’s magical performance, spectacular cinematography, beautiful music and choreography and smooth editing and realistic production design are all winners. Janatha Garage has been widely applauded by the public and the critics. We rate it as 3/5. The movie certainly has an undeniable mass appeal.

Fahadh Faasil and Anusree in Maheshinte Prathikaaram

An upcoming flick named Maheshinte Prathikaaram, Anusree and Fahadh Faasil will be the lead heroes. The movie will be a romantic flick with a touch of thriller and the movie will be directed by Dileesh Pothan.

Fahad Faasil will be playing a photographer in the movie and Anusree will play a small town girl with a sharp tongued which will add a masala to the movie as per the reports. Maheshinte Prathikaaram will be a full romantic movie were there will be a drama of revenge.

Previous to this upcoming flick Maheshinte Prathikaaram the duo has played together in Anusree’s debut flick Diamond Necklace which was directed by Lal Jose. Both the actors was rightly and highly praised for their mind blowing performance as a married mismatched couple in the movie.

Maheshinte Prathikaaram was earlier intended to start the filming from Dec 2014. But the movie got postponed because Fahadh had a tight schedule. The movie will hit the floors of all multiplex in Idukki by June first week.

The movie script is written by Shyam Puskharan and Shyju Khalid will handle the critical part of cinematography. The movie music will be composed by Bijibal and the editing part of the movie will be controlled by Saiju Sreedharan. The producer of this movie is Aashiq Abu under the famous banner of OPM Dream Mill Cinemas. Fahadh’s another upcoming movie is Bourborn Street and Anusree is also busy with some of her signed projects.

Bhaskar The Rascal malayalam movie review

The Siddique directorial and Anto Joseph production ‘Bhaskar The Rascal’ released on 15th April. The film has won many positive reviews from critics.

Cast

Mammootty plays a rich business tycoon called Bhaskar. His father is played by Janardhanan, known as Sankara Narayanan in the film. Sanoop Santhosh plays Adhi, the son of Mammootty. Nayanthara plays a woman called Hima and Anikha is her daughter.

Plot

Bhaskar (Mammootty)  is a business tycoon and has various business at his native place. Bhaskar’s father Sankara Narayanan (Janardhanan) had also been a very successful businessman once upon a time. But then his business failed and his life went downhill. He was surrounded by financial issues and all his friends and relatives abandoned him as well. Bhaskar, his son, was his only support in those hard times. Bhaskar was affected by this incident. Since then, collecting wealth and being financially well off became his ambition in life.

This aim is what drives Bhaskar. He works hard and ends up owning a business empire. He is affluent now and has very well reached his ambition. He is a widower, though he has a son Adhi (Sanoop Santhosh). But still – Bhaskar is unhappy! He is a very impatient person and gives harsh reactions when a person does something that he doesn’t like. He gets into fights easily whenever he comes across any kind of injustice. This thug-like behavior of Bhaskar is what earns him the pet name Rascal.

Bhaskar’s father Sankara Narayanan encourages him to tie the knot again. He keeps pressurizing his son, but Bhaskar is not ready to marry once again. Then Bhaskar and his son go on a trip. It is on the trip that they meet a lady called Hima (Nayanthara). She is a single mother and becomes close to Bhaskar’s son. She has her own business and is a quiet and calm person. She has a daughter (Anikha) who becomes friends with Adhi. Things get interesting when kids Adhi and Anikha try to unit parents Bhaskar and Hima. The rest of the story shows how the two actors bond.

Pros

Siddique has written and directed the film very well. He has crafted the plot and the characters just the way people would want in a family entertainer. The comedy has been thoughtfully executed. Both Nayanthara and Mammootty have done justice to their characters. The filmmakers have added so many interesting aspects and incidents to the film, that it keeps the audience’s eyes glued to the screen.

Mammootty has a challenging role to play. On one hand, he is a very hardworking person, a ruthless businessman and ‘rascal’ – as Bhaskar is called. Opposite to this dynamic and relentless personality is a father. He is a loving and caring father too. It is interesting to see how the actor has managed to portray both the dimensions of personality in the film. Nayanthara too has done a commendable job of essaying a single mother raising her daughter all alone.

Anikha and Master Sanoop have done perfectly well. Though they are supporting characters, they have essential roles to play in the plot. Both the kids’ performances are near perfect and they keep the audience engrossed. Janardhanan, already known for impressing the audience with his humor, has handled the role of the father quite nicely.

Cons

The story line is clichéd- Siddique hasn’t offered anything new in this film. The first half of the film is no doubt quite interesting, but the second half is not as good as the first part.

Verdict

Though not a must watch, it is quite a good family entertainer and significantly enjoyable.

Rating

3/5