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Dulquer’s ‘Kurup’ reaches last leg of shooting

MollywoodThe entire team will be camping in Mangaluru until the shooting is wrapped up, we hear.Digital NativeDigital Native The Malayalam movie Kurup, based on some real-life incidents, has been in the making for quite a while now. An update about this film is that the final schedule has begun in Mangaluru recently and will go on for the next few weeks. The entire team will be camping in Mangaluru until the shooting is wrapped up, we hear. The first two schedules of the film have been shot in various locations in Kerala and Dubai. Kurup is scripted by Daniell Sayooj Nair and K S Aravind while Jithin K Jose has penned the story. On the central character Sukumara Kurup, it is well known that he is the most wanted criminal in the history of India. Accused of murdering a film representative named Chacko, Sukumara Kurup faked his own death.
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Dulquer’s ‘Kurup’ reaches last leg of shooting

MollywoodThe entire team will be camping in Mangaluru until the shooting is wrapped up, we hear.Digital NativeDigital Native The Malayalam movie Kurup, based on some real-life incidents, has been in the making for quite a while now. An update about this film is that the final schedule has begun in Mangaluru recently and will go on for the next few weeks. The entire team will be camping in Mangaluru until the shooting is wrapped up, we hear. The first two schedules of the film have been shot in various locations in Kerala and Dubai. Kurup is scripted by Daniell Sayooj Nair and K S Aravind while Jithin K Jose has penned the story. On the central character Sukumara Kurup, it is well known that he is the most wanted criminal in the history of India. Accused of murdering a film representative named Chacko, Sukumara Kurup faked his own death.
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Choreographer Brinda to direct Dulquer Salmaan in Tamil film?

KollywoodAn official confirmation on the same is awaited.Digital NativeDigital Native In a recent press interaction in Mumbai, Kajal Agarwal had revealed that she will be teaming up with Dulquer Salmaan for a project in Tamil. While she didn’t divulge more information about the project, It is said the venture would be a straight Tamil film and the actor will be teaming up with Dulquer for the first time. The latest report is that well-known choreographer Brinda, will be wielding the megaphone for the movie that will also star Aditi Rao Hydari. An official confirmation on the same is awaited. Brinda will be following the footsteps of her contemporaries like Prabhu Deva and Raghava Lawrence and debut as a film director. Several choreographers have successfully established themselves as directors and Brinda is all set to join the club. At present, Dulquer has the Malayalam movie Kurup needing his attention.
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Dulquer Salmaan releases new poster of his ‘Varane Avashyamund’

MollywoodDirected by veteran director Sathyan Anthikad’s son Anoop Sathyan, the film has Kalyani Priyadarshan playing the lead opposite Dulquer.Digital NativeOn the eve of Pongal, Dulquer Salmaan took to social media to share a brand new poster from his upcoming release Varane Avashyamund. The Malayalam star tweeted: “Setting off on a super fun ride with @anoop_sathyan, Suresh Gopi sir, Shobhana Maam and @kalyanipriyan! #VaraneAavashyamund is a sweet and heartwarming film that will put a smile on your face.” Setting off on a super fun ride with @anoop_sathyan, Suresh Gopi sir, Shobhana Maam and @kalyanipriyan ! #VaraneAavashyamund is a sweet and heartwarming film that will put a smile on your face. @DQsWayfarerFilm #MStarCommunications pic.twitter.com/aj80RWu48d — dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) January 14, 2020 The poster shows Dulquer and Kalyani in a relaxed pose on a stationary bike, both wearing sunglasses and smiling. Touted to be a family entertainer, the
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Best of Malayalam cinema 2019: From 'Virus' to 'Helen', here are our picks

MollywoodThis year was also one where several impressive films were made by debut directors. CrisAfter many updates about an upcoming film, beginning from the announcement of the title to the first look poster, the teaser and the trailer and finally the release itself, everything is over in the blink of an eye. A movie you have been waiting for, or read lots and lots about for months, has come and gone. It may not have even been that good. There’ve been a few like that this year, coming with a lot of noise, blowing its proverbial trumpet a little too loudly and then fading away just as soon. This is not about those movies, but the better ones – the ones that came quietly and surprised you, or the ones that simply met your expectations, or the ones that just made you feel good about the world. When you look at the list though,
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Brothers Prithviraj and Indrajith team up for 'Ayalvashi'

FilmThe shooting of ‘Ayalvashi’ will reportedly begin soon after Prithviraj is done with ‘Aadujeevitham’.Digital NativeDigital NativePrithviraj and Indrajith, the star siblings in the Malayalam film industry, will be teaming up again for a film! Titled Ayalvashi, the film will be directed by debutant Irshad Parari, who worked as an assistant director in Prithviraj’s maiden directorial Lucifer. It is worth mentioning here that the brothers have shared the screen space in films like Tiyaan, Double Barrel, Classmates and Police so far. The shooting of Ayalvashi will reportedly begin soon after Prithviraj is done with Aadujeevitham. Directed by Blessy, the film’s technical crew includes Resul Pookutty for sound designing, Ku Mohanan for cinematography and Raja Muhammed for editing. Aadujeevitham will bring back the Oscar-winning music director Ar Rahman back into the Malayalam film industry. It is being bankrolled by Kg Abraham under the banner Kga Films. Meanwhile, Indrajith has
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Antony Varghese’s next is a campus film by a debut director

MollywoodOther than Antony Varghese, the cast also includes Shine Tom Chacko, Renji Panicker, and Saiju Kurup. Digital NativeDebut director Nahas Hidayath will be wielding the megaphone for a campus film that will have Antony Varghese in the lead role. The film will be produced by O Thomas Panicker under his banner Opus Penta. Anil Narayanan has scripted the film. Other than Antony Varghese, the cast also includes Shine Tom Chacko, Renji Panicker, and Saiju Kurup. The heroine for this project is yet to be finalised and we hear that the makers are looking for a fresh face to play the female lead. Sudeep Elamon will be in charge of the camera work while Jakes Bejoy will set the music. Noufal Abdullah will be doing the edits and Sameera Saneesh has been roped in as the costume designer. The groundwork of this untitled film is already on and we hear that
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Dulquer Salmaan to act in a film by Joy Mathew?

MollywoodThe film will reportedly be a political thriller and the shooting will begin in January next year.Digital NativeDulquer Salmaan will reportedly be acting in a film to be directed by actor-writer-director Joy Mathew. It will be a political thriller, we hear and the shooting is most likely to commence in January next year. Dulquer’s home banner Wayfarer Films will be bankrolling this venture. Reports are that Joy Mathew has roped in a few of his technical crew and it includes Shameer Muhammed for editing and Renganath Ravee for sound designing. While the buzz is that Dulquer will be seen as a politician in this film, all that the director revealed in an interview is that it will be a completely different role; something the star’s fans haven’t seen thus far. Joy Mathew, a well-known actor in the Malayalam film industry, directed his first feature film Shutter
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Nithya Menen roped in to dub for Elsa in 'Frozen 2' Telugu

TollywoodThe film is slated to release in English, Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil on 22 November. Digital NativeWith only three weeks left for Frozen 2 to hit the screens in India, it has been announced that Nithya Menen would lend her voice in the Telugu-dubbed version, for the character Elsa. The film is slated to release in English, Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil on 22 November. The actor took it to Twitter and announced,"Guess who is Elsa in Telugu..! Coming soon! Walt Disney's "Frozen 2" in Telugu on November 22.... Don't miss it :) @DisneyStudios @DisneyStudiosIN @DisneyFrozen #Frozen2 #WaltDisney Guess who is Elsa in Telugu..! Coming soon! Walt Disney's "Frozen 2" in Telugu on November 22.... Don't miss it :)@DisneyStudios @DisneyStudiosIN @DisneyFrozen #Frozen2 #WaltDisney pic.twitter.com/fY1pxfvokH — Nithya Menen (@MenenNithya) November 6, 2019 Nithya said in a statement "When Frozen 2 was offered to me, it was an instant nod for me as its one of the most-touching scripts I have read.
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'Aaha' is a well-researched film, says Indrajith Sukumaran

MollywoodThe actor disclosed in an interview that it is a sports film and an interesting tale is weaved around it.Digital NativeIndrajith Sukumaran is excited about his role in the upcoming Malayalam film Aaha. It is a film based on tug-of-war, directed by Bibin Paul Samuel. The actor disclosed in an interview that it is a sports film and an interesting tale is weaved around it. Speaking to the Times of India about Aaha, the actor had said, “I haven’t done a sports film before, so this is my first time. And also vadamvali (tug of war), despite being played on an international level, is considered by Malayalis as our very own sport. The film’s director Bibin and scriptwriter Tobit Chirayath have researched a lot about the sport and those playing it as well, and their intensive research reflects in the script, which I think has come out really well.
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‘Enjoying this phase of my career’: Indrajith on his upcoming assignments

MollywoodIndrajith’s line-up of films includes a sports drama titled 'Aaha', which is based on tug-of-war. Digital NativeDigital Native Indrajith Sukumaran has been bagging some of the best projects of late. On the way his career is shaping up, the actor has said in an interview to the Times of India that he is “enjoying this phase of his career.” Indrajith’s line-up of films includes a sports drama titled Aaha. It is a film based on tug-of-war, directed by Bibin Paul Samuel. Speaking about this film, the actor told in the interview that he has never done a sports film in his career till date and is excited about it. The actor pointed out that director Bibin and scriptwriter Tobit Chirayath have done a lot of research about the sport to spin an interesting tale around it. He added, “In fact, we have a rich history of playing the sport,
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Dulquer Salmaan’s next is a political thriller

MollywoodThe film is still in the nascent stages and will go on the floors in early 2020. Digital NativeDigital Native Dulquer Salmaan’s next will be a political thriller. Reports have it that the actor will be working with Shutter fame director Joy Mathew. The film is still in the nascent stages and will go on the floors in early 2020. Joy Mathew, a well-known actor in the Malayalam film industry, directed his maiden film Shutter, which went on to win several accolades. Shutter premiered in India on December 9, 2012 at the 17th International Film Festival of Kerala in which it was screened in the International Competition Section and premiered in the international arena at the 9th Dubai International Film Festival on December 10 at the Cross-Section of Indian Films section. Shutter won the Silver Crow Pheasant Award for the best movie in the Audience Choice section. The director’s next film was Uncle,
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Dulquer Salmaan and Rosshan Andrrews to team up?

MollywoodReports say the film is a thriller in which Dulquer will be seen playing a cop.Digital NativeDigital NativeLooks like star Dulquer Salmaan and director Rosshan Andrrews will be teaming up for a film that will be scripted by the popular Bobby-Sanjay duo. While there is no official confirmation on this yet, reports doing the rounds in tinsel town suggest that the project may commence in March next year. Apparently, the film is a thriller in which Dulquer Salmaan will be seen playing a cop. Rosshan Andrrews is meanwhile directing the Malayalam film Prathi Poovankozhi. Manju Warrier is playing the main role in the film. Gokulam Gopalan is bankrolling the film under his banner. The technical crew of this film includes Unni R, who is the writer, G Balamurgan for cinematography, Jyotish Shankar for art direction and Gopi Sunder for music. Interestingly, Manju Warrier’s comeback film How Old Are You?
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Indrajith wraps up shooting for 'Kurup' first schedule

MollywoodThe actor wrote that he is looking forward to his combo scenes with Dulquer, who is doing the titular role.Digital NativeThe first schedule of the upcoming Dulquer Salmaan starrer Kurup has been wrapped up. Confirming the news, Indrajith Sukumaran, who plays an important role in the film, wrote on his social networking page, “Wrapped up the first schedule for Kurup. Was a delight to work with Srinath Rajendran and team. Looking forward to the next schedule in North India and my combo scenes with Mr. Kuruppu, Dq!!” The next schedule of this film will happen in North India." Srinath Rajendran, the director of Kurup, is also the director of the first movie Dulquer acts in, Second Show. Both of them made their debut with the film in 2012. It is seven years later that they work together again. Apart from Dulquer and Indrajith, Kurup also stars Sobhita Dhulipala, Sunny Wayne,
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Sobhita Dhulipala roped in for Dulquer’s ‘Kurup’

MollywoodThe film is based on the life of murderer Sukumara Kurup with Dulquer playing the title role.Digital NativeDigital NativeModel and Amazon Original Made in Heaven’s breakout star Sobhita Dhulipala has been roped in to play the female lead in Srinath Rajendran’s Kurup. The film is based on the life of murderer Sukumara Kurup with Dulquer Salmaan playing the title role. Based on real life incidents around Sukumara Kurup, Kerala’s most wanted criminal, the film is scripted by Daniell Sayooj Nair and Ks Aravind while Jithin K Jose has penned the story. It is well known that Sukumara Kurup is the most wanted criminal in the history of India. Accused of murdering a film representative named Chacko, Sukumara Kurup faked his own death. The film also stars Indrajith Sukumaran, Shine Tom Chacko and Krrish. Expectations are high on Kurup as it is being helmed by Srinath who
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Auditions to take place for Dulquer's 'Kurup' in Palakkad on Aug 21

MollywoodActors Sunny Wayne and Shine Tom Chacko will also be acting in the film, to be directed by Srinath Rajendran.Digital NativeThe Malayalam film Kurup was announced a couple of years ago but there were no reports about its progress. Finally, it has been revealed that the team will be conducting an audition at the Jobys Mall in Palakkad on August 21 to rope in some young talents. While it has been disclosed already that Dulquer Salmaan will be playing the title role, the latest news is that Sunny Wayne and Shine Tom Chacko are also part of it. Srinath Rajendran is wielding the megaphone for this venture which is based on the real-life story of the most elusive accused till date, Sukumar Kurup. It may be noted here that Srinath Rajendran and Dulquer have teamed up for Second Show almost seven years ago. The film marked both their debuts, Srinath’s in direction,
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Shine Tom Chacko - Nithya Menen film is titled 'Aaram Thirukalpana'

MollywoodThe film is a crime thriller that will be directed by Ajay Devaloka, whose film ‘Who’ was premiered at Cannes last year. Digital NativeNithya Menen and Shine Tom Chacko are coming together for a crime thriller that will be directed by Ajay Devaloka. The makers have released the first look and the title of the film. Titled Aaram Thirukalpana, the film is produced under the banner Corridor 6. Nithya Menen tweeted the first look titled poster of the film. “Presenting to you... The title of my next film! "Aaram Thirukalpana " a crime thriller directed by Ajay Devaloka-who's first film premiered at @cannes with Shine Tom & myself in very interesting roles. Looking forward to this one! :) a film with a young and talented crew (sic).” Director Akay Devaloka has earlier said to the Times of India, “It is an end-to-end crime thriller inspired by a true incident. It is going to
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Nithya Menen and Shine Tom Chacko to act in a crime thriller

MollywoodThe film will be directed by Ajay Devaloka and the story is inspired by a true incident.Digital NativeNithya Menen and Shine Tom Chacko are pairing up for a crime thriller that will be directed by Ajay Devaloka. All three artistes are highly recognised in the film industry. While Nithya Menen has a reputation of being able to pull off any role with ease, Shine Tom Chacko has carved a niche for himself through his many films, including the latest portrayal of a policeman in the Mammootty starrer Unda. As for director Ajay Devaloka, his film Who was selected for screening at the Cannes film festival last year. On the new film with Nithya Menen and Shine Tom Chacko, Ajay said to the Times of India, “It is an end-to-end crime thriller inspired from a true incident. It is going to be a haunting movie which will also make viewers shed tears.
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Toxic masculinity in men we love: Why Malayalam film 'Ishq' is important

BlogFilms like 'Ishq' are difficult to take because they talk about the men in our own family and it's hard for us to see through their toxic masculinity. Anu KarippalLike a fly in the perfect cup of chai, moral policing has been tarnishing the very developed image of Kerala in the last many years. I was a prey to moral policing too once. But beyond the theme of moral policing that is intimate to my experiences as a teenager, I liked Ishq for bringing out the fragility of masculinity. It takes a strong movie to show the subtle plays of patriarchy. The movie begins with a romantic conversation between Sachi (Shane Nigam) and the beautiful Vasudha (Ann Sheetal). They decide to spend the day and night together on Vasudha’s birthday. As evening approaches, they are interrupted by a man named Alwin (Shine Tom Chacko) who claims to
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Eid with Malayalam cinema: Here are the five films releasing this week

MollywoodMammootty's film 'Unda' has been postponed, much to the disappointment of his fans.Tnm StaffIf in the past few weeks, there were very few Malayalam movie releases, this week, there are quite a few of them coming out. With the festival of Eid falling on June 6, there are releases beginning from June 5, Wednesday, through June 7, Friday. However, Unda, starring Mammootty in the lead, has been pushed to June 14 because the post production work is yet to be completed. This has come as a huge disappointment to Mammootty fans. Thottappan: The film with Vinayakan in the lead, is based on a short story by Francis Nerona. Director Shanavas K Bavakutty, known for his debut film Kismath, has said it is centred on a man who becomes guardian to a girl he is not related to. Other actors in the film include Priyamvada, Roshan Mathew, Lal, writer Raghunath Paleri and director Dileesh Pothan.
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