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Ganesh-Suni film to be bankrolled by Suprith

SandalwoodThe actor and director had earlier teamed up for the 2017 hit movie ‘Chamak’.Digital NativeGanesh with director Suni | Digital NativeDirector Suni and actor Ganesh are teaming up again for a new film after working together in the hit movie Chamak, which released in 2017. The prep work for this project has been going on for a while now and an update about this project is that it will be bankrolled by Suprith under the banner Suprith Productions in association with Kvn Production House. Ganesh is currently busy with Gaalipata 2, which is under progress. Ramesh Reddy is bankrolling this sequel to Gaalipata under his banner, with Yograj Bhatt wielding the megaphone. Vaibhavi Shandilya, Samyuktha Menon and Sharmiela Mandre have been roped in to play the female leads in this entertainer, with Nishvika Naidu and Anant Nag in crucial roles. It may be noted here that the prequel Gaalipata also had Ganesh in
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Parvathy finishes shooting for Venu’s film in anthology

MollywoodThe anthology will have four segments directed by filmmakers Aashiq Abu, Rajeev Ravi, Venu and Jay R Krishnan.Digital NativeIt was reported some time ago that four directors Aashiq Abu, Venu, Rajeev Ravi and Jay R Krishnan will be directing an anthology film and that all the sections in it will be heroine-centric. An update now is that Parvathy has wrapped up shooting for her portions and has completed dubbing as well. Confirming this, the actor has posted a picture with her team. She wrote: “And it’s a wrap for Rachiamma with Venu sir and team post dubbing”. Cinematographer-turned-director Venu has directed this segment. It is based on the Sahitya Akademi Award-winning writer Uroob’s short story Rachiyamma, written in 1969. Also, Jay R Krishnan completed shooting for his portions some time ago. Samyuktha Menon and Joju George play the lead roles in this segment, which is set in the 1950s era.
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Ganesh’s next with Mahesh Gowda titled ‘Trible Riding’

SandalwoodPlans are on to rope in three female leads for the film and the shooting will reportedly begin in February 2020.Digital NativeKannada star Ganesh will be joining the sets of the Mahesh Gowda directorial in the next few days, we hear. The groundwork for this project is already on and we hear that the director is busy giving the final touches to the script. It may be noted here that director Mahesh Gowda’s Rugged, which released earlier this year, went on to become a big hit. Reports suggest that Mahesh’s upcoming film with Ganesh is titled Trible Riding, the local pronunciation of the term ‘triple riding’. The film will be bankrolled by Ramgopal and Arunkumar. Plans are on to rope in three female leads for Trible Riding and talks are going on with some actors already. The rest of the star cast has been finalised, with Sadhu Kokila,
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‘Vellam’ is the most challenging role I’ve done: Jayasurya

MollywoodThe film is directed by Prajesh Sen who has earlier made the Jayasurya starrer ‘Captain’, that won the actor a state award.Digital NativeHis role in the upcoming film Vellam is the most challenging he has ever done, wrote actor Jayasurya on Facebook, after sharing the first look poster. It shows him standing among bricks, perhaps playing the role of a construction worker. “After the film Captain, I am joining director Prajesh Sen for the film Water - The Essential Drink. A unique past of a man who lives among us, that’s what Vellam is. One thing is for sure – a person with his character would be there among our friends or family or acquaintances,” the rest of his post said. Vellam went on the floors with the official pooja held last month and is progressing well. The pooja of the film happened at the Anjumana Devi Temple in Ernakulam.
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Ganesh’s next titled ‘Trible Riding’

SandalwoodThe groundwork for this project is already on and we hear that the director is busy giving final touches to the script.Digital NativeDigital Native The Kannada star Ganesh will be joining the sets of the Mahesh Gowda directorial in the next few days, we hear. The groundwork for this project is already on and we hear that the director is busy giving final touches to the script. Reports are that the film is titled Trible Riding, the local pronunciation of the term ‘Triple Riding’. The film will be bankrolled by Ramgopal and Arunkumar. Plans are on to rope in three female leads for Trible Riding and talks are on with some of the actors already. The rest of the star cast has been finalised with Sadhu Kokila, Rangayana Raghu, Ravi Shankar Gowda, Kuri Pratap, Umesh and Dingri Nagaraj being roped in. Meanwhile, Ganesh is busy with Gaalipata 2. We had
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Watch: Trailer of Jayasurya’s ‘Thrissur Pooram’ suggests an action-packed film

MollywoodJayasurya plays Mullu Giri, a man to be wary of, and Swathy Reddy plays the female lead in the film.Digital NativeThe trailer of the Jayasurya starrer Thrissur Pooram is out online and it appears to be an action-packed film. Jayasurya plays the character Mullu Giri, who sends men flying, a man to be wary of. The trailer is full of stunts, apart from a small sequence of actor Swathy Reddy weeping on a bed. She is playing the female lead in the film. Though the title of the movie is Thrissur Pooram, you don’t see in the trailer, shots of the popular festival held annually in Thrissur. The others in the cast include Senthil Krishna, Sabumon Abdusamad, Vijay Babu, Gayathri Arun, Mallika Sukumaran and Sreejith Ravi. The film is directed by Rajesh Mohanan and the story and screenplay are by music composer Ratheesh Vegha. He is also composing the songs.
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Ganesh starrer ‘Gaalipata 2’ to commence on December 2

SandalwoodYograj Bhatt is wielding the megaphone for this sequel as well.Digital NativeDigital NativeIt has been reported that the shooting of the Ganesh starrer Gaalipata 2 will begin on December 2 in Kudremukh. Expectations on this sequel have been high ever since it was announced that is in the making and finally, we have its date of commencement. Ramesh Reddy is bankrolling Gaalipata 2 under his banner while Yograj Bhatt is wielding the megaphone. Vaibhavi Shandilya, Samyuktha Menon and Sharmiela Mandre have been roped in to play the female leads in this entertainer with Nishvika Naidu and Anant Nag in crucial roles. It may be noted here that the prequel Gaalipata, which came out in 2008, was also directed by Yograj Bhatt and had Ganesh in the lead role. The rest of the star cast comprised Anant Nag, Rajesh Krishnan, Diganth, Daisy Bopanna, Neethu and Bhavana Rao. The film was a commercial success and
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Jay R Krishnan finishes his part in the four-part Malayalam anthology

MollywoodThe other directors collaborating with him are Aashiq Abu, Venu and Rajeev Ravi, and all the sections would be heroine-centric. Digital NativeJay R Krishnan / FacebookIt was reported some time ago that four directors Aashiq Abu, Venu, Rajeev Ravi and Jay R Krishnan will be directing an anthology film and that all the sections in it will be heroine-centric. An update about this anthology is that Jay R Krishnan has completed shooting for these portions. Samyuktha Menon and Joju George play the lead roles in it, which is set in the 1950s era. This portion has been scripted by Santhosh Echikanam. The director has shot the film in Palakkad and wrapped it up in 15 days. Recently, director Aashiq Abu began the shooting of his film. Titled as Pennum Cherukkanum, it is scripted by Unni R. Shyju Khalid is handling the cinematography and it is produced by Pk Prime. Rajeev Ravi is
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Jayasurya’s film ‘Vellam’ launched in Ernakulam

MollywoodThe director of the film is Prajesh Sen, who made his debut with another Jayasurya starrer, 'Captain'.Digital NativeThe pooja of the upcoming Malayalam film Vellam happened at the Anjumana Devi Temple in Ernakulam recently. Helming the project is Prajesh Sen, who made his directorial debut with the Jayasurya starrer Captain. For Vellam again, he has chosen Jayasurya as his lead actor. Samyuktha Menon has been roped in to play the female lead in Vellam. Reports are that it is based on the life of a drunkard based in Kannur. Roby Varghese Raj will be cranking the camera for this entertainer that is produced by Friendly Productions. Acting in Prajesh’s Captain has won Jayasurya the Kerala state award for best actor. The film is a biopic of former Indian football team captain VP Sathyan. Jayasurya’s next film release will be Thrissur Pooram. Wielding the megaphone for this venture
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Nimisha Sajayan to be part of Mammootty’s ‘One’?

MollywoodMammootty will play the Chief Minister of Kerala in this political drama, directed by Santhosh Viswanath. Digital NativeThe shooting of the Mammootty starrer One is happening with some interesting details about it being disclosed. The recent buzz is that Nimisha Sajayan has found a berth in this political drama that has Mammootty playing the Chief Minister of Kerala. Earlier, it was reported that Samyuktha Menon would be a part of One but later the role went to Nimisha with the former opting out due to date issues. The cast comprises Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Renji Panicker, Sreenivasan, Joju George and Murali Gopy playing important roles. The film, directed by Santhosh Viswanath, is bankrolled by Ichais Productions. It was reported a few days ago that the muhurat of One happened with Joju George, Ranjith, Shankar Ramakrishnan, Salim Kumar, and Ramesh Pisharody attending the event. The shooting began soon after that. Nimisha Sajayan has
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‘Underworld’ review: This Asif Ali thriller is buried in layers of superficiality

ReviewThe story itself, while it has some content, is all too superficial and the film, directed by Arun Kumar Aravind, tries too hard to create some ‘star’ moments.CrisA few minutes into the long, long film enters the real hero of this thriller – the background score. The movie thrives on the background score, played every time there is a slow walk-away from the scene by Asif Ali, who plays one of the male leads, and every time a smart one-liner is spoken, which is most of the script. Underworld is one such film where the lines seem written only to be delivered with attitude, with that background score, with a smirk. The story itself, while it has some content, is all too superficial and the film, directed by Arun Kumar Aravind, tries too hard to create some ‘star’ moments. The film begins with Stalin John (Asif Ali) in hospital, and
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Watch: Asif Ali’s ‘Underworld’ trailer sets a tone of mystery

MollywoodThe film is slated to release on November 1 to coincide with Kerala Piravi Day.Tnm StaffYouTube Screengrab/ Friday Film HouseThe official trailer of Underworld directed by Arun Kumar Aravind was released on Saturday. It was already announced that the film will release on November 1 to coincide with Kerala Piravi Day. The film is touted to be a thriller and the trailer hints at the same. The trailer of the film, which stars Asif Ali in the lead, begins with a tone of mystery. Asif Ali appears to be playing a character with negative shades. “You are a complete fraud, isn’t it?” actor Samyuktha Menon asks him. “I am a tad bad person sir, not just on the outside, but also inside,” Asif Ali says later in the trailer while talking to a police officer. Director Lal Jr also makes an appearance in the trailer. Actor Mukesh, clad in prisoner
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‘Edakkad Battalion 06’ review: Tovino’s drama struggles to make the audience care

MollywoodThe film, an earnest effort about the inspirational life of an army Captain, has a promising beginning but doesn’t quite take off.Sowmya RajendranEdakkad Battalion 06 is an earnest effort about the inspirational life of an army Captain, played by a significantly ripped Tovino Thomas. The film begins with an elaborate voice-over, introducing the many characters in Shafeek Mohammed’s (Tovino) friends and family circle. The father who makes biryani for a living, the mother who’s a panchayat member, the sister who is planning to becoming a cop, the aunt who is equal parts nice and nasty, the childhood friend with his failed dream... it is a cosy set-up that debut director Swapnesh K Nair creates, while breaking a few stereotypes on the way. The promising beginning, however, doesn’t quite take off. Shafeek is something of a terror to the local youth who like to hang out on the bridge over a culvert,
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Mamta Mohandas roped in for Tovino Thomas starrer 'Forensic'

MollywoodThe shooting of 'Forensic' will commence in October and the filmmakers are busy scouting for locations in Kerala. Digital NativeDigital NativeTovino Thomas’ Forensic in making steady progress. An update about this film is that it will have Mamta Mohandas playing the female lead. Explaining about her role, Akhil Paul, one of the directors of the film, had said in an interview to the Times of India, “Mamta is not Tovino’s pair in the film, but she is the female lead. Revealing anything more about the character would give away the plot.” Forensic was supposed to be directed by cinematographer Sujit Vasudev but he walked out due to date issues following which Akhil Paul and Anas Khan took over. The shooting of Forensic will commence in October and the filmmakers are busy scouting for locations in Kerala. Tovino Thomas currently has a number of films in different stages of production.
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Asif Ali’s ‘Underworld’ to release on November 1

MollywoodThe film, touted to be a thriller, is directed by Arun Kumar Aravind, and will also have Farhan Faasil and Lal Jr in pivotal roles.Digital NativeThe Asif Ali starrer, titled Underworld, is all set to hit the marquee on November 1 to coincide with the Kerala Piravi Day. The film, touted to be a thriller, is directed by Arun Kumar Aravind and bankrolled under the banner D14 Entertainments. The scripting for this entertainer has been done by Shibin Francis. Cinematography is by Alex J Pulickal and music is by Yakzan Gary Pereira and Neha Nair. The teaser of the film was released in June with chilling music, gun shots and gambling rooms. Director Arun Kumar Aravind and Asif Ali have earlier teamed up for Kaattu, the script of which was written by Ananda Padmanabhan, the son of late legendary filmmaker Padmarajan. According to Asif Ali, Underworld will be a completely
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Mammootty launches first look poster of Tovino’s ‘Edakkad Battalion 06’

MollywoodIt has been reported that Tovino plays an army officer in the film.Digital NativeActor Mammootty launched the first look poster of Tovino Thomas’s Edakkad Battalion 06 on his social media page. "Best wishes to the entire team," the star wrote. It has been reported that Tovino plays an army officer in the film and his get up in the first look is something that his fans have started to rave about now. It is also evident that the actor has done a lot of research for the project to get into the skin of the character. Wielding the megaphone for this venture is debut director Swapnesh K Nair. Dr Shrikant Bhasi, Thomas Joseph Pattathanam, and Jayant Mammen are bankrolling the project under the banner of Ruby Films. P Balachandran has penned the script for this flick and he will be seen playing Tovino’s dad in it. Joy Mathew,
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‘Kalki’ is sensible and convincing: Tovino Thomas

MollywoodThe actor will be playing a police officer in the film that is going to release on August 8.Digital NativeTovino Thomas starrer Kalki Is all set to hit the marquee on August 8th and expectations are on the rise because for the first time in his career the star will be seen in an action hero avatar. Speaking about accepting the role. Tovino said in an interview to the Times of India, “I was waiting for the right project. I think a dishoom-dishoom hero similar to the ones in a Panchathantra novel or a cartoon is something that people of all age groups could enjoy to an extent. When you watch a film, there are two ways the audience can enjoy a character – if it is similar to their lives or if the character is something they aspire to be. I like doing films of all genres, and I am
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Tovino to play Swadhabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai in biopic

MollywoodThe film, to be directed by Pramod Payannur, will be based on the life of the writer, journalist and political activist, who was arrested and exiled from Travancore in 1910.Digital NativeTovino Thomas is reportedly in talks to play the lead role in a biopic. According to reports doing rounds, it is based on the life of the late journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai. Wielding the megaphone for this biopic will be Pramod Payyannur while former Member of Parliament and journalist Sebastian Paul will be scripting it. The film will involve a lot of research and the scriptwriter is putting in a lot of effort to get the details as it is set in a different era. The biopic will trace out the events that happened between 1870 and 1920. Ramakrishna Pillai was a writer, journalist, editor, and political activist. He was the editor of Swadeshabhimani, the newspaper that came down heavily upon the British rule in India.
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Tovino’s new ‘Kalki’ poster shows him as a cop with a chainsaw

MollywoodSamyuktha Menon plays the antagonist in this action entertainer, directed by Praveen Prabharam.Digital NativeA new poster of the upcoming Malayalam movie Kalki, featuring Tovino Thomas, has been released online. The actor is seen wearing a police uniform and wielding a chainsaw. It appears that the still is from an action sequence in the film. Also, the makers have released a behind the making video which makes it all the more interesting. Tovino Thomas and Samyuktha Menon play the lead pair in Kalki. Interestingly, Samyuktha also plays the antagonist in this action entertainer. The shooting of Kalki was wrapped up recently and it is currently in the post production stage. Reports are that it will hit the marquee on August 8.  Tovino, as seen in the poster, will be seen playing a police officer in this film. This is not the first time that Tovino is donning the Kakhi, He has
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Asif Ali’s son to debut in ‘Underworld’

MollywoodThe film, touted to be a thriller, is directed by Arun Kumar Aravind.Digital NativeThe first look poster of the Malayalam movie Underworld was unveiled recently and garnered the attention of film buffs in a big way. And now the film’s lead star Asif Ali has disclosed another interesting piece of information about this action entertainer. Yes, he revealed that his son Adam Ali will be making his acting debut with this film. Adding a poster of the movie featuring him with his son, Asif wrote, “Junior joins Underworld”. View this post on Instagram Junior joins underworld #nogunsjustguts#workingstills A post shared by Asif Ali (@asifali) on Jun 25, 2019 at 7:39am Pdt Besides Asif Ali in the lead role, Underworld also has Farhan Faasil, Mukesh and Lal Jr. in pivotal roles. While Asif Ali’s character is named Stalin John, Farhan Faasil will be playing a character named Majeed,
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