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Fahadh Faasil to team up with 'Take Off' director

MollywoodThe film has been titled 'Malik' and Sushin Shyam has been roped in to compose music for it.Digital NativeDigital NativeDirector Mahesh Narayan’s directorial debut was with Take Off which had Fahadh Faasil in the lead role. And now, the director is gearing up to go ahead with his next project. His second film will also have Fahadh Faasil in the lead. The film has been titled Malik and Sushin Shyam has been roped in to compose music for it. While the groundwork for Malik is on, Fahadh is busy completing his upcoming film Trance. This film is scripted by Vadakkan Vincent and bankrolled by Anwar Rasheed under his banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainments. Trance stars Fahadh Faasil in the lead role with Vinayakan, Soubin Shahir, Chemban Vinod, Sreenath Bhasi and Alphonse Puthran also included in the star cast. Apart from directing and producing the film, Anwar Rasheed is also handling the camera.
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Fahadh Faasil’s ‘Trance’ to reach post production stage

MollywoodEarlier, when the film was announced, there were reports that Fahadh plays a priest in it. Digital NativeFahadh Faasil starrer Trance was announced over a year ago. The film has been progressing slowly and steadily and is nearly reaching the post production phase. Reports are that an important schedule was completed in Amsterdam recently and the team headed back to India. Sources close to the Trance team say that some important scenes will be canned in Ernakulam for a week and then it will go into the post production stage. The first look poster of Trance was released a few months ago. It featured Fahadh Faasil sitting on what appears to be a cot, with two pairs of legs hanging right above him. Trance is directed by Anward Rasheed and scripted by Vadakkan Vincent. Bankrolled by Anwar Rasheed under his banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainments, the film stars Fahadh in the lead role with Vinayakan,
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‘Yesterday’ Review

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Stars: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell, Meera Syal, Harry Michell, Vincent Franklin, Joel Fry | Written by Richard Curtis | Directed by Danny Boyle

Yesterday is the latest film from the visionary mind of director Danny Boyle and acclaimed writer Richard Curtis. It stars Himesh Patel as struggling musician Jack Malik who, on the premature eve of his own self retirement from the singer/songwriter craft to the disappointment of his manager (Lily James), is involved in an accident that knocks him out cold and by coincidence all the memory of The Beatles throughout history for everyone aside from Jack. What commences is a meteoric rise of Malik who in the wake of no John, Paul, Ringo and George, takes the mantel himself and travels on a far greater and prosperous journey than he ever could expect.

By no means is it the best work from Boyle, who
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All 13 Danny Boyle Films, Ranked From Worst to Best (Photos)

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All 13 Danny Boyle Films, Ranked From Worst to Best (Photos)
Danny Boyle is a filmmaker with undeniable style, and his earliest works distinguished him among a crop of up-and-comers as a cinematic voice worth paying attention to. Since then, however, that style has proved increasingly divisive, not just to critics and fans stymied by the unevenness of his output, but in the movies themselves, which frequently attempt to blend discordant narrative, thematic, and emotional ideas with grand visuals, and often fail. For every one of his movies that perfectly captures the febrile energy of a famous book or fascinating character, there are two or three others that scuttle a promising start with an explanation or ending that comes out of nowhere.

13. “Trance” (2013)

This follow-up to the acclaimed “127 Hours” feels like the movie every director whose work is considered “stylish” is born to make — a crime-based psychological potboiler with wild twists and turns that keep the characters and audience alike
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Danny Boyle Doesn’t Need to Be Afraid of Making Movies About Women

Danny Boyle Doesn’t Need to Be Afraid of Making Movies About Women
Danny Boyle is finally talking about James Bond. The filmmaker exited the film in August of last year after months of chatter about his involvement, and production is currently underway with Cary Fukunaga as director and “Fleabag” creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge as a script polisher. The Brit breakout has intimated that the bulk of her work on the script isn’t just to add a “female voice” to the continued adventures of the super-spy and his various female cohorts, but instead to liven up the entire enterprise.

Now, Boyle has indicated that he wouldn’t have gone that route. In a new interview with The Independent, Boyle was asked about the lack of female characters across his entire filmmaking canon, including his new release “Yesterday,” out later this week. On some level, it’s an unfair question: While Jacob Stolworthy writes that, of Boyle’s films, “only one has
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“I Don’t Know How to Fake It, To Do Something I Don’t Believe In”: Michael Almereyda on Vampires, Mummies, Writing Hollywood Screenplays and Directing Independent Films

After more than a quarter century of publication, Filmmaker has a huge archive, and most of our print articles have never appeared online. Over the next several months we’ll be correcting that by curating some of our best articles and interviews, particularly from directors who continue to make strong and vital work today. We’ll start with this Winter, 1999 interview of Michael Almereyda by Ray Pride, published on the release of his film Trance, that is also an excellent overview of his early directing career and Hollywood screenwriting work. — Editor Filmmakers working outside the major studios often find themselves […]
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“I Don’t Know How to Fake It, To Do Something I Don’t Believe In”: Michael Almereyda on Vampires, Mummies, Writing Hollywood Screenplays and Directing Independent Films

After more than a quarter century of publication, Filmmaker has a huge archive, and most of our print articles have never appeared online. Over the next several months we’ll be correcting that by curating some of our best articles and interviews, particularly from directors who continue to make strong and vital work today. We’ll start with this Winter, 1999 interview of Michael Almereyda by Ray Pride, published on the release of his film Trance, that is also an excellent overview of his early directing career and Hollywood screenwriting work. — Editor Filmmakers working outside the major studios often find themselves […]
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Vinayakan to compose a song for Fahadh’s ‘Trance’

MollywoodThe actor’s film ‘Thottappan’ that is going to release next week is about the relationship between a father and a daughter. Digital NativeActor Vinayakan has revealed in an interview to The Cue that he has composed music for a song in the upcoming Fahadh Faasil starrer Trance. He also plays an important role in the film. The actor has ventured into music composition before this – composing the song Puzhu Pulikal in Rajeev Ravi’s Kammattipaadam which went on to become a huge hit. The first look poster of Trance was released a few months ago. The film is directed and produced by Anwar Rasheed. It is scripted by Vadakkan Vincent. Apart from Fahadh and Vinayakan, the cast includes Soubin Shahir, Chemban Vinod, Sreenath Bhasi and Alphonse Puthren. Anwar Rasheed is also handling the cinematography of the film. Earlier, when the film was announced, there were reports that Fahadh plays
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Fahadh Faasil and Parvathy to team up for a new film

MollywoodThe film will be directed by Mahesh Narayanan whose movie 'Take Off' had also seen both the actors work together.Digital NativeFahadh Faasil and Parvathy shared screen space in Take Off, which was directed by Mahesh Narayanan. It was not only a commercial success but also went on to win several awards. There are now reports that the two actors will soon be teaming up for a new film. And Mahesh Narayanan will be directing this film as well. Details about this upcoming project will be announced soon. Take Off was much appreciated and won a lot of laurels, especially for the performance of Parvathy, playing a nurse that leads many others like her, trapped in a war torn country, to safety. It was based on the real life episode of Malayali nurses stuck in Iraq during the war and being rescued back to India. Fahadh last film release was Athiran,
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Director Fazil to make his comeback film with son Fahadh?

MollywoodThe versatile filmmaker had taken a break from directing for nearly a decade. Digital NativeDirector Fazil is one the most popular filmmakers in the Malayalam and Tamil film industries with several hits under his name. He made several blockbusters in his career and introduced several new talents to the film industry. This versatile filmmaker took a break from wielding the megaphone for nearly a decade for various reasons. But it looks like Fazil is planning to make a comeback as a director. Reports are that he will be directing a film with his son Fahadh Fazil in the lead. More details about this project are expected to be out soon. Recently, Fazil was seen as Father Nedumbally in the Prithviraj directorial Lucifer. Despite the fact that it was a cameo, Fazil’s role in the film was noted by the audiences and he is receiving good reviews. Earlier, there were
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Fahadh’s and Sai Pallavi's 'Athiran' to release in Tamil and Telugu

FilmThe filmmakers decided on this because both Fahadh Faasil as well as Sai Pallavi are quite popular among the Tamil and Telugu audiences.Digital NativeThe Malayalam film Athiran, starring Fahadh Faasil and Sai Pallavi in the lead roles, is all set to be released in Tamil and Telugu as well. The filmmakers decided on this because both Fahadh Faasil as well as Sai Pallavi are quite popular among the Tamil and Telugu audiences, and it would be apt to cash in on it. Also, Athiran’s story is set in Ooty in Tamil Nadu. Fahadh made his debut in Kollywood with the Siva Karthikeyan starrer Velaikkaran and has just been seen in Super Deluxe. Sai Pallavi, meanwhile, was seen in the Al Vijay directorial Diya, Balaji’s Maari 2 and is expecting the release of the Suriya starrer Ngk this year. Directed by debutant Vivek, Athiran’s technical crew includes music
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Robotic camera for action sequence in Fahadh Faasil's 'Trance'

MollywoodAnwar Rasheed is the director, producer and cinematographer of the film, that is scripted by Vadakkan Vincent.Trance, the Malayalam film featuring Fahadh Faasil, will have an action sequence that will be shot using a robotic camera that is generally used in Hollywood films. This all-important action sequence will be choreographed by Supreme Sundar of Varathan and Swathandryam Ardharathriyil fame. The first look poster of Trance was released a few months ago. Directed by Anwar Rasheed, Trance has been scripted by Vadakkan Vincent. Anwar Rasheed is also producing the film under his banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainments, with Fahadh in the lead and actors Vinayakan, Soubin Shahir, Chemban Vinod, Sreenath Bhasi and filmmaker Alphonse Puthran playing supporting characters. Apart from directing and producing the film, Anwar Rasheed is also handling the camera. Earlier, when the film was announced, there were reports that Fahadh plays a priest in it but the filmmakers
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Fahadh Faasil plays a doctor in ‘Athiran’

MollywoodThe film’s writer Pf Mathews says that the film is a thriller set in a mental hospital in a hill station.Digital NativeA few days ago, the title of Fahadh Faasil’s upcoming film was revealed to be Athiran and now the filmmakers are coming out with some other interesting details. The film’s writer Pf Mathews has confirmed that Fahadh plays a doctor in the film. He has been quoted by the Silverscreen as saying, “It’s a thriller set in a mental hospital in a hill station and Fahadh Faasil essays the role of doctor.” On the other characters in the film, he says, “Sai Pallavi plays one of the two lead characters in the movie. Prakash Raj appears in a pivotal role, although it is not a full-fledged one. Atul Kulkarni plays a character that appears throughout the movie.” A major portion of the film was
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Yesterday Movie Imagines a World Without The Beatles

Tony Sokol Feb 12, 2019

The Beatles' music is featured in a world where the band never existed in Danny Boyle’s new film Yesterday.

The Beatles didn't electrify rock and roll when they first plugged in to the musical consciousness, but they brought a charge that changed its history. Danny Boyle’s new film Yesterday begins its story when the electricity goes out around the world, and one man loses a tooth and gains an acoustic guitar.

The film imagines a world where the Beatles never existed, and yet features musicians who wouldn’t have chords to build on without the band. Written by Richard Curtis, Yesterday also features the music of the Liverpudlian quartet.

read more: The Roof Author Talks Beatles Final Concert

Himesh Patel (Eastenders) stars as young musician Jack Malik, who is about to give up performing after realizing he'd need a miracle to make it as a rock star.
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Vinayakan’s film with Kamal will begin in Lakshadweep

MollywoodVinayakan will have four film releases this year including ‘Dhruva Natcharathiram’ in Tamil which is being directed by Gautham Menon.Digital NativeMalayalam actor Vinayakan has bagged a very meaty role in director Kamal’s upcoming film. The director has roped in a set of newbies to plays pivotal roles in the film but Vinayakan will be doing a very meaty role, we hear. The shooting of this film is all set to commence in Lakshadweep early next month and the groundwork for it is currently on. Vinayakan is recognised as one of the most versatile actors in the film industry now. Besides Malayalam movies, in which he appears predominantly, he has also acted in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films. He has won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Rajeev Ravi’s Kammatipaadam in 2016. Vinayakan who played Ganga in the film also composed a song.
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Vikram to team up with Malayalam director Anwar Rasheed?

MollywoodMost of the actor’s Tamil films have been released in Kerala and he enjoys a huge fan base there.Digital NativeDigital NativeReports say that Tamil star Vikram is in talks with director Anwar Rasheed to star in a Malayalam film. Touted to be a period flick set in the 1970s, it will have the actor in a new avatar. Interestingly, Vikram is not a new name in the Malayalam film industry as he had starred in quite a few Mollywood films in the 1990s, that is before making a mark for himself in his home state. Most of Vikram’s Tamil films have been released in Kerala and he enjoys a huge fan base there. With reports that the award-winning actor and director would be teaming up, movie buffs are excited and look forward to an official announcement. In the meantime, both of them are busy with their respective projects.
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Fahadh Faasil’s ‘Trance’ to release in March

Mollywood'Trance' is directed by Anwar Rasheed, who is making a film after a gap of six years. Digital NativeEven as his Varathan is running in theatres and receiving a lot of appreciation, there is news of actor Fahadh Faasil’s next release. Trance, directed by Anwar Rasheed, is expected to release in March next year. The film is bankrolled under the director’s banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainments. The first look poster of Trance was released several months earlier and was the talk of the town. It features Fahadh Faasil being seated, on what appears to be a cot, with two pairs of legs hanging right above him. This queer-looking poster has garnered the attention of the film buffs and the expectation levels are soaring up already. Trance has been scripted by Vadakkan Vincent and along with Fahadh are actors Vinayakan, Soubin Shahir, Chemban Vinod, Sreenath Bhasi and Alphonse Puthran playing important roles.
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Vedhika bags Jeethu Joseph's first Bollywood directorial starring Emraan Hashmi

Cinema A country-wide audition was held in which actors from various places attended but the role eventually went to Vedhika.Digital NativeVedhika, who made her acting debut with the Tamil movie Madarasi in 2006, is all set to enter Bollywood. The star has so far acted in all the four south Indian language films – Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada – and is now set to widen her horizons. In a statement, it has been confirmed that the gorgeous heroine will be sharing the screen space with Emraan Hashmi in a movie that will be directed by acclaimed director Jeethu Joseph. Interestingly, this will be his first directorial in Bollywood. On Vedhika bagging the role, we hear that it wasn’t easy for her. A country-wide audition was held in which actors from various places attended but the role eventually went to Vedhika. Vedhika was quoted by mid-day saying, “I'm so glad that I waited for the right project to come my way and this seems perfect. I'm very excited and thankful to the director Jeethu Joseph, producer Sunir Kheterpal and the entire team at Viacom18 Motion Pictures for this opportunity. I can't wait to start this exciting journey. Emraan Hashmi is such a fabulous actor and I look forward to working with him.” On Vedhika’s role in the film, Jeethu Joseph says that she plays an innocent college girl and will be a perfect fit for the character he has etched out. Producer Sunir Kheterpal on roping Emraan Haashmi has said that he is fresh and the one to watch out for while Vedhika is a talented and hardworking actor. The film, which has been titled The Body, will be bankrolled by Sunir Kheterpal of Azure Entertainment and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. Apart from The Body, she also has the Malayalam movie Trance, Kannada film Home Minister and the Tamil / Malayalam bilingual Vinodhan. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Fahadh Faasil-Amal Neerad flick on track

MollywoodThe duo previously worked together on 'Iyobinte Pusthakam'. Digital NativeDigital NativeFahadh Faasil’s upcoming film, which is being directed by Amal Neerad, is fast progressing. The team had completed a schedule in Vagaman and has moved over to Dubai where some important scenes are being shot. This would be the second time Fahadh's movie extensively shot in Dubai. Previously his blockbuster Diamond Necklace which was directed by Lal Jose was extensively shot in Dubai. The untitled movie stars Aishwarya Lakshmi and is scheduled for Onam release this year. The film will be Nazriya Nazim’s maiden production venture. She is bankrolling it along with Amal Neerad’s home banner Amal Neerad Productions It may be noted here that Fahadh Faasil is teaming up with Amal Neerad for the second time after the success of Iyobinte Pusthakam, which Fahadh had co-produced. The actor has a number of projects in Malayalam and Tamil under his belt and they include Trance, Aanengilum Allengilum, Kumbalangi Nights and the Untitled Sathyan Anthikkad - Sreenivasan film. He also has the Tamil film Super Delux lining up for release this year. Interestingly, Amal Neerad is associated with Fahadh Faasil’s Trance as he is the cinematographer handling the camera. The shooting of this film has reached the finishing stages and will be out for later this year, probably as a Christmas release. Meanwhile, Fahadh will be doing a negative role in the upcoming film helmed by debutant Madhu C Narayanan and written by Syam Pushkaran titled Kumbalangi Nights. The film also stars Shane Nigam, Soubin Shahir, Srinath Bhasi and newbie Mathew Thomas in the pivotal roles and they will be playing brothers. The film is all set to go on floors in August this year. (Content provided by Digital Native) Also Read: Meet the artists who travel around Tn and help kids express themselves through art
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Director Danny Boyle Confirms James Bond 25 Plans

Director Danny Boyle Confirms James Bond 25 Plans
Last month it was reported that director Danny Boyle (Steve Jobs, Trainspotting 2) is being eyed to direct the highly-anticipated James Bond 25, and now the director has confirmed his involvement in the project. During a red carpet interview at a New York screening of his FX series Trust, the filmmaker also essentially confirmed another report, that his involvement hinged on how the script comes out. Here's what the director had to say, confirming he is working on the script with his longtime writing collaborator John Hodge, while he's also working on a script for a Richard Curtis project that will shoot fairly soon.

"We are working on a script right now. And it all depends on that, really. I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment. We hope to start shooting that in six or seven weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year.
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