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Vidyut to star in action thriller Khuda Hafiz

Actor Vidyut Jammwal has been roped in for romantic action thriller Khuda Hafiz, which will be helmed by Faruk Kabir. The Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak's film is based on true incidents. It will be shot in Morocco and Kerala. The casting of the female lead is underway. Scheduled to release in early 2020, the shooting for the project will start in July this year. The makers have also got on board global experts to choreograph the action sequences, said a statement.?

Vidyut is excited about "doing the film based on a real life love story in a very contemporary setting".

"With incidents based on actual events, this could be one of the biggest and most memorable action thrillers of our time. I am very proud to be part of such a great team to tell a truly gripping tale," the actor said.?

To this, Pathak, known for backing
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Loved 'Super Deluxe' Raasukutty? 8 other films with memorable child characters

KollywoodThere have been several child characters in Tamil cinema who are still remembered by audiences, years after the films’ release.Sowmya RajendranRaasukutty from the recently released film Super Deluxe has won hearts all over, with his wide, embracing smile. Played by Ashwanth Ashok Kumar, Raasukutty is trans woman Shilpa's (Vijay Sethupathi) son in the film. What makes Raasukutty so special? To begin with, he is a child who plays a child, not a mini adult trying to impress. Though Raasukutty makes some of the film's most interesting observations, he does so as a child and is entirely believable. There have been several child characters in Tamil cinema who are still remembered by audiences, years after the films’ release – Anjali from Anjali, Kaveri from Mahanadi, Tinnu from En Bommukutty Ammavukku, Amudha from Kannathil Muthamittal and many more. Here's a look at the child characters from Tamil cinema who've left a mark
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Jyothika in Karthi's next with director Jeethu Joseph?

KollywoodWhile the film is still in the initial script level and an official announcement is excepted after the script is finalised.Digital NativeAfter receiving a lukewarm response for his recent release, Dev, actor Karthi has now shifted all his focus to his project. Titled Kaidhi the film will be helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj of Maanagaram fame. Malayalam filmmaker Jeethu Joseph's recent release Mr and Mrs Rowdy which stars Kalidas Jayaram and Aparna Balamurali has received mixed response at the box office but the director is gearing up to wield the megaphone for a Tamil film soon. Karthi has been roped in to play the lead role in this movie and the prep work to take it on to the floors in April is on. Rensil D’Silva and Manikandan will be associating with the director for the scripting work and it will be jointly bankrolled by Viacom 18 and
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Kannada thriller ‘Face 2 Face’ gets release date

SandalwoodDirected by Sandeep Janardan, the film has Rohith Bhanuprakash, Divya Uruduga and Purvi Joshi playing the lead roles.Digital NativeThe Kannada thriller Face 2 Face is scheduled for release on March 15. It has Rohith Bhanuprakash, Divya Uruduga and Purvi Joshi playing the lead roles. Reports say that this thriller is about the indifference of today’s youngsters towards infidelity. The implications of this are dealt with in Face 2 Face. Wielding the megaphone for this film is Sandeep Janardan while Bk Sumithra has bankrolled the project under the banner Sri Banashankari Creations. After working as the assistant director in films such as Super, Godfather, Uppi 2 and Topi Wala, Sandeep is now turning an independent feature film director. The film marks Sandeep’s debut directorial effort. The band Ek Khwaab has composed the music for this venture. The other technical crew of this film include Sri Crazy Mindz for editing and Vishwajith Rao for cinematography.
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Mohanlal’s ‘Drama’ will release on Kerala Piravi Day

MollywoodThe film is getting a big opening with plans to release it in about 250 screens in the stateDigital NativeMohanlal starrer Drama is gearing up for release on November 1st on the occasion of Kerala Piravi Day and it will be getting a very big opening with plans to release the film in about 250 screens in the state alone. Mohanlal is playing a family man in the film, expected to be a feel-good entertainer with loads of family sentiments. Drama, scripted and directed by Ranjith, has been shot extensively in the UK and will be about the life of the NRIs and their families living abroad. Mohanlal and Asha Sarath play husband and wife in the movie and it is a film that will be rich with family sentiments and emotions, say sources in the know. The two actors have earlier worked together in films such as Drishyam, Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, Karmayodha and 1971: Beyond Borders.
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Mohanlal turns a singer again for Ranjith’s film ‘Drama’

MollywoodThe song beginning with the words Pandaro Cholleetille’ features some behind-the-scenes visuals of the movie.Digital NativeActor Mohanlal who would often turn into a playback singer for movies, is doing it again for the Ranjith directorial Drama. The song beginning with the words ‘Pandaro Cholleetille’ has gained good response online. The song features some behind-the-scenes visuals of Drama with the technicians and others. Mohanlal has done playback singing in the past and the most recent number was ‘Azhake Azhake’ for the film Neerali. Drama is set in the UK and a major portion of it is being shot there. According to sources close to Drama, Mohanlal and Asha Sharath are playing husband and wife in the movie and it is a film that will be rich with family sentiments and emotions. The two actors have worked together in films such as Drishyam, Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, Karmayodha and 1971: Beyond Borders. Scripted and directed by Ranjith,
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Venkatesh to share screen space with Dulquer in upcoming Malayalam flick

TollywoodThe star has already acted in the remakes of two hit Malayalam films – 'Bodyguard' and 'Drishyam'.Digital NativeTollywood stars have always lapped up roles in Malayalam films when offered. Among the young generation actors, it was Allu Sirish who made his debut in the Malayalam film industry with the Mohanlal starrer 1971: Beyond Borders. There is also a buzz doing rounds that Nagarjuna is in talks to play a pivotal in Mohanlal’s upcoming film Randamoozham, which is touted to be the costliest film ever to be made in Indian cinema industry. And now we hear that another top hero from Tollywood is all set to sign up a Malayalam film. Reports are doing rounds that Venkatesh has been signed up to play an important role in Dulquer Salmaan’s upcoming film. Apparently, the star has been impressed with the role that he has been offered
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Mohanlal-Asha Sharath play husband and wife in 'Drama'

MollywoodScripted and directed by Ranjith, 'Drama' will be a complete family entertainer that delves on the lives of the NRIs living in the UK.Digital NativeThe Malayalam film Drama, starring Mohanlal and Asha Sharath as the lead pair went on floors recently. The film is set in the UK and a major portion of it is being shot there. Scripted and directed by Ranjith, Drama will be a complete family entertainer that delves on the lives of the NRIs living in the UK. According to sources close to Drama, Mohanlal and Asha Sharath are playing husband and wife in the movie and it is a film that will be rich with family sentiments and emotions. The two have worked together in films such as Drishyam, Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, Karmayodha and 1971: Beyond Borders. In the critically acclaimed Drishyam, Asha had played the tough senior police officer who is trying to find her teenage son gone missing,
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Mohanlal, king of box office: How the actor's smart moves have expanded his stardom

MollywoodMohanlal’s first film released in 1980 and nearly four decades later, he remains Kerala’s biggest superstar. Sowmya RajendranFacebook/MohanlalMohanlal, Kerala’s superstar, turns 58 on Monday. The actor is undoubtedly the state’s king of the box office, despite the younger generation of stars steadily establishing themselves with good cinema and blockbusters. Mammootty, the actor’s contemporary, is still loved by the audiences and has a wide fanbase, much like Mohanlal. However, he has been struggling to find scripts that do more than tom-tom his star presence. Mohanlal, on the other hand, has been delivering films that vary from unapologetic action flicks to family dramas, remaining versatile and relevant. The first Mohanlal film to release was the 1980 thriller Manjil Virinja Pookkal. Mohanlal played the antagonist in the film. Nearly four decades later, his Pulimurugan became the first Malayalam film to collect Rs 100 crore at the box office. He’s also the lead in two of Malayalam cinema’s most expensive upcoming films, Mahabharatha (based on the novel Randamoozham) and Odiyan (his transformation for the film created quite a sensation online), besides playing Kunjali Marakkar in the Priyadharshan historical Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham. He will also be seen in Ajoy Varma’s thriller Neerali. For those who grew up on Mohanlal’s films from the ‘80s and '90s, the actor’s current choices may pale in comparison. The directors who cast him in their films are conscious that they have a legend among them and it shows in the script and direction. Attempts to turn him into a superhero include gravity defying action sequences and slow-mo shots, ‘punch’ dialogues and younger women shown to be fawning over him. But every once in a while, Mohanlal delivers films like Drishyam, Vismayam or Munthirivallikal Thalirkumbol which help him break out of the ‘invincible hero’ image. He does not say no to playing the ordinary man, caught in his small web of troubles, even now. As always, the character he’s playing remains important to him more than his image – a lesson the younger stars in the Malayalam film industry appear to have learnt from him. Mohanlal’s partnership with Antony Perumbavoor, who used to be his driver, has meant that he also has a strong hold over production. Aashirvad Cinemas, owned by Perumbavoor, was established in 2000 and exclusively produces Mohanlal films. Perumbavoor also co-owns the distribution company Maxlab Cinemas and Entertainments, a theatre complex called Aashirvad Cineplexx, and is the president of the Film Exhibitors United Organisation of Kerala (Feuok). His control over production has ensured that Mohanlal is the higest paid star in the Malayalam film industry. With Malayalam cinema gaining popularity in the other southern states, filmmakers outside Kerala, too, have turned to the actor. Typically, these films centre around a younger hero, with Mohanlal playing a “mass” mentor to him. His roles were similar in the Tamil film Jilla, in which he acted with Vijay, and the Telugu film Janatha Garage, starring Junior Ntr. His Malayalam film Vismayam also released in Telugu as Manamantha with a few changes to the cast. However, the Telugu version did not do as well as the Malayalam one. Villain, which had stars from other industries like Vishal, Raashi Khanna and Hansika in a bid to have a wider appeal, failed to meet expectations. Nevertheless, Mohanlal appears to be keen to continue exploring possibilities in other industries – he has recently signed a film with Tamil actor Suriya. Further, Mohanlal has kept himself open to collaborating with the younger generation of stars within his own industry. He will be acting in Prithviraj's debut directorial Lucifer and he's also playing a pivotal role in Nivin Pauly's Kayamkulam Kochunni. And it’s not just cinema. Mohanlal recently made his debut on TV with the show Lal Salam, which is centred around the actor’s career and life. Clearly, he’s looking to diversify and ensure that he remains relevant in the entertainment industry, even as he’s on the verge of entering his sixties. He also has a prominent presence on social media, doing Facebook Lives and promoting his films as well as those of others. There are many who have been quick to capitalise on the actor’s stardom. From filmmakers merely including Mohanlal references in their films to making entire films about the fandom surrounding him – Mohanlal and Suvarnapurushan – they recognise the currency he holds with audiences across generational lines. Discerning film lovers across the country have always made a beeline to the realistic films made in Kerala. However, with multiplexes playing subtitles and the Internet breaking boundaries, Malayalam cinema has a bigger audience now than ever before. Many from the outside Kerala audience are new to the Lalettan magic that has been intrinsic to the lives of Malayalis world-over. Drishyam, which was remade in several languages, is probably their first introduction to Mohanlal and why he remains unconquerable in Kerala. But ask a real Mohanlal fan and they’ll tell them that they ain't seen nothing yet. Happy birthday to Kerala’s superstar and thank you for all the memories. Also read: 'Mahanati' wins big at Us box office, mints 2 million Usd
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Mohanlal's 'Drishyam' to be remade in Chinese

The Malayalam movie Drishyam, which had Mohanlal and Meena play the lead pair, became a blockbuster and went on to be remade in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. In fact, the film went on to become huge hits in all the languages.

Now, we hear from its director, Jeethu Joseph that the Chinese remake rights of Drishyam have been bagged by a Chinese production house. Announcing it on a social networking site, the director pointed out that this is the first time a Chinese production house has procured the remake rights of an Indian movie.
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Pranav Mohanlal’s 'Aadhi' to go on floors from Aug 1

The much-anticipated film, Aadhi which will mark Pranav Mohanlal’s debut as hero, will start rolling from August 1st, confirm sources close to the film unit. The film’s pooja happened last month along with a Mohanlal film.

Aadhi, which has the tag line ‘Some lies can be deadly’ is directed by the acclaimed director Jeethu Joseph, who had wielded the megaphone for successful films like Drishyam.
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Pranav Mohanlal's debut as hero is finally happening, watch out for 'Aadhi'

The motion poster and title of Pranav Mohanlal's debut film are out. The film to be directed by Jeethu Joseph of Drishyam fame, is titled Aadhi.

The film’s puja function was held at Vivanta By Taj in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday, and it was here that the revelations were made. Mohanlal attended the puja with his family.

The puja of Mohanlal’s big budget film, the highly anticipated Odiyan was also held at the same venue. Both the movies are produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the Aashirvad banner.
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Lakshyam Movie Review

Biju Menon is slowly and steadily carving out a space for him in Malayalam cinema by doing a variety of roles in recent times. This time he has joined hands with the highly talented actor Indrajith in a thriller written by the Drishyam director Jeethu Joseph.

Lakshyam, directed by debutant Anzar Khan tells the story of two convicts, Vimal and Musthafa. Vimal is a rich businessman charged with murder while Musthafa is a petty thief. They escape into the woods when the police jeep transporting them from Peerimedu to Ernakulam gets overturned in an accident. Their struggle to avoid getting...

Lakshyam Movie Review

Biju Menon is slowly and steadily carving out a space for him in Malayalam cinema by doing a variety of roles in recent times. This time he has joined hands with the highly talented actor Indrajith in a thriller written by the Drishyam director Jeethu Joseph.

Lakshyam, directed by debutant Anzar Khan tells the story of two convicts, Vimal and Musthafa. Vimal is a rich businessman charged with murder while Musthafa is a petty thief. They escape into the woods when the police jeep transporting them from Peerimedu to Ernakulam gets overturned in an accident. Their struggle to avoid getting...
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Aashirvad Cinema's first film without Mohanlal

Producer Antony Perumbavur announced the next five projects that will be produced by Aashirvad Cinemas. Other than one film, four films have Mohanlal as the lead actor

The list is

1. Mohanlal-Lal Jose team's film. Lal Jose being a very established director in Malayalam industry will unite with Mohanlal for the first time.

2. Jeethu Joseph film with Pranav Mohanlal as the lead actor. This film will be the first one produced by Aashirwad Cinemas not having Mohanlal as the prime actor. The film will have the Drishyam director directing Mohanlal's son Pranav Mohanlal who interestingly has worked as Jeethu...
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Box Office: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil set to be Ranbir Kapoor’s second highest grosser, Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay to go past Drishyam lifetime today

Box Office: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil set to be Ranbir Kapoor’s second highest grosser, Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay to go past Drishyam lifetime today
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has held itself quite well in the second weekend as well. The film is seeing good screenings across multiplexes and that ensured that Rs. 4 crore mark was comfortably surpassed on the second Friday. With Rs.4.56 crore more coming in, the film currently stands at Rs. 84.75 crore. A good hold hasRead More

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Shivaay vs Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: Ajay Devgn's film is the first choice of moviegoers

It's the clash of the two Bollywood biggies at the box office. On one side, it's Ajay Devgn's action-packed drama Shivaay which offers you with high octane action sequences weaved with an emotional father-daughter relationship. On the other side, it's Karan Johar's romantic emotional drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil which talks about love, friendship and heartbreak which stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan. For the last few months, there has been a tremendous buzz around both the movies and fans are eagerly waiting to watch their favourite movies in theatres. And finally the day has come when Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will lock horns at the box office and try to encash on the festive season. The makers of both the films have managed to get equal number of screens to showcase their movie. However, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has been
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Ajay Devgn's nails it with his over-the-top dialogue delivery in Shivaay, watch video

Ajay Devgn is leaving no stones unturned to keep the buzz going around his upcoming directorial venture Shivaay. The trailer of the film has already managed to impress the audiences with its breathtaking stunts and edge of the seat action sequences. And once again the actor has given viewers another reason to watch his film in theatres this Diwali. Ajay, who has always kept his fans updated about the latest happenings and recent development of his film on Twitter, shared a dialogue promo of Shivaay featuring himself. And as promising as it looks, the Drishyam actor simply nails it with his over-the-top performance. His brilliant dialogue delivery, intense background music score and never seen before action scenes give you a completely different experience altogether. Saira Banu's grandniece Sayyeshaa Saigal, who is making her Bollywood debut with Shivaay also does a good job of emoting herself on screen. In the 30-seconds promo video,
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Oozham Movie Review

With great powers comes greater responsibilities. Similarly, when you make great films, you will be tied to great expectations.

Director Jeethu Joseph has been telling the audience that Oozham is a revenge drama and not to expect a Drishyam or Memories from it. But the viewers tend to set standards for directors like him and expect something different even from a revenge drama. And it is painful to see writers with such caliber producing average movies.

The plot of the movie is very clear, it revolves around Surya (Prithviraj) and his revenge. The director has followed the same pattern of...
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Oozham Trailer: Revenge Has Many Faces

Before Malayalam director Jeethu Joseph directed Drishyam, the blockbuster family drama that went on to be remade in several other Indian languages, he created the thriller Memories, starring Prithviraj as an alcoholic police officer who takes up a parallel investigation into a series of strange murders.  It released a few months before Drishyam, was decently reviewed, and in no way predicted the amazing success of the latter film. And yet -- and I know I'm in the minority here -- I much preferred Memories to the blockbuster Drishyam, for a number of reasons, including the fact that Prithviraj's performance as the broken, alcoholic Sam Alex was incredibly interesting, especially as he was drawn into the mystery and the attempt to resolve it. So I'm actually...

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