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December 07, Wednesday 2016 3:13 AM       
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       MOVIES  
         Unnimukunthan as social activist    
 
 
Unnimukunthan who made an impressive performance in Tollywood through Janatha Garage will now appear as a social activist in another Telugu film. Anushka Shetty is the heroine.

 
         Singer Gayathri gets married    
 
 
Well-known play back singer Gayathri Ashokan got married to famous Bengali sitarist and music director Purbayan Chatterjee yesterday. The marriage happened at Thrissur Paramekkavu temple at a simple private function, attended only by close relatives of the bride and bride groom.

 
         Radhika Sharathkumar to make a comeback in Malayalam    
 
 
Radhika Sharath Kumar is making a comeback in Malayalam after 23 years through Dileep’s political Thriller. The film is being directed by new comer Arun Gopi. 1993 release Arthana has been her last Malayalam outing.

 
         Ramya Krishnan in Surya's film    
 
 
Ramya Krishnan, who enacted a strong woman character through Bahubali, will now appear in Surya’s film. The report has come at a time when she is acting with Kamal Haasan after years’ gap, in Sabash Naidu. Ramya has signed for Surya film Thana Sertha Koottam. Keerthy Suresh and Comedy star Senthil, yesteryear director and cinematographer Suresh Menon and R J Balaji are other actors in the film.

 
         Bhama is back, for good roles    
 
 
Bhama is making a strong comeback with a strong role after a small gap. In the film Marupadi to be directed by V M Vinu, she will be doing the role of the mother of a teenage girl. Rahman will appear as Bhama’s husband. “It was the script that had attracted me. The sacrifice of a mother to protect her child is the theme of the story,” Bhama says.

 
         Malaika, Arbaaz attend counselling session after filing for divorce    
 
 
MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan attended their first counselling session after filing for divorce by mutual consent. The couple filed for divorce last month and attended the first mandatory counselling session on November 29 in Bandra Family Court. According to family court sources, on Tuesday they were given counselling in the family court and asked whether any force was used to separate them. Both said they wanted divorce by mutual consent.

 
         Amala to turn queen in Malayalam    
 
 
Bollywood film Queen is the story of an innocent bride, who led the life with audacity even though her would-be had ditched her. The film had given Kangana Raunat thenational award for the best actress in 2015. Thamanna will be the heroine in the Tamil version and in Malayalam, Amala Paul will be the heroine

 
         Indrajith, Biju Menon co-starring for first time    
 
 
Jeethu Joseph is writing script for another director and newbie Ansar Khan. The film is titled Lakshyam. Both Indrajith and Biju Menon are heroes here.

 
         Prithviraj learns to fly flight    
 
 
Pritviraj is learning to fly aeroplane for his upcoming movie Vimanam, to be directed by Pradeep M Nair. Retired pilot S K J Nair is going to teach Prithvi the art of flying. He will be donning the role of a differently abled mechanic who flies planes 800 metre above sea level. The heroine will be a fresh face.

 
         Poomaram song video most liked video in YouTube    
 
 
The video of Poomaram song from the upcoming Kalidas Jayaram starrer and Abrid Shine directorial, Poomaram has become the most liked Malayalam video in YouTube. The song video was released on the YouTube channel of Muzik247 on November 18th and it has become a viral phenomenon ever since.

 
         Five heroines in Dulquer film    
 
 
Five heroines have been roped in for Dulquer Salman’s new film Solo, being be directed by famous director Bijoy Nambiyar. Earlier the news was that Model Arthi Venkatesh would appear as the main heroine. But now he has revealed more information about the film. He says it will be a commercial film with a difference.

 
         Jeethu Joseph, Biju Menon unite    
 
 
Though Kayamkulam Kochunni and Ittikkara Pakki are robbers, they are Malayalis' heroes. Jeethu Joseph is coming up with a story about one such robber. The film has been titled Thaskaran. Jeethu has based his story on the book named Maniyan Pillayude Atma katha. The book is about a robber called Maniyan Pillai, who was a Kollam man of 80s. The book's author G R Indugopan is writing the script for the film. Biju Menon will play the lead character. The director said the script wor

 
         New member in Honey Bee    
 
 
Super hit Asif Ali film Honey Bee’s sequel will rope in a new actress. In the first part, Balu Varghese, Archana Kavi, Baburaj and Sreenath Bhasi, besides Bhavana, did important roles. In the new part, Badai Banglavu fame Arya Rohit will appear as one of the buddies of Asif and Bhavana.

 
         Vinay Fort as ATM security    
 
 
Noone will forget Vinay Fort's character in Premam. It had evoked lots of laughter from the audience. Even after that he had done many such characters. Now he is readying for the role of an ATM security officer. The officer is an easily gullible and credulous person. Aneev Sukumar will direct the film titled Solamante Uttama jeevitham. Kriishna Poojappura is scripting the film. The film is romantic comedy. The shoot will start in January. Vinaya's character has to take

 
         Zoya Zayad to romance Mohanlal    
 
 
Zoya Zayad Khan, a north Indian will romance Mohanlal in Major Ravi’s 1971 Beyond Borders. Even though she is a north Indian, she has been living in Kerala for the past few years. She plays a doctor from Pakistan in the film.

 
         First song video from upcoming Kalidas Jayaram starrer 'Poomaram' crosses 5 lakh views in a day    
 
 
Muzik247, the prominent music label in the Malayalam film industry, has released the first song video from the upcoming Abrid Shine campus movie 'Poomaram'. The song featuring Kalidas Jayaram is composed and sung by Faisal Razi.

 
         Jayaram starts shooting for Achayans    
 
 
Jayaram yesterday joined the sets of Achayans being directed by Kannan Thamarakkulam. The shooting will take place in Kochi, Wagamon, Theni and Hyderabad. Sethu of Sachi-Sethu team has scripted the film.

 
         First look of Arya in The Great Father    
 
 
Tamil actor Arya is playing an important character in Mammootty starrer The Great Father, a revenge thriller. Mammootty and Prithviraj, one of the producers, have released Arya's first look, through their FB pages. This is Arya's third Malayalam film. Arya's character's name is Andrews Eepen. New comer Haneef Adeni is the director and he also scripts the film. Arya's character has a negative image. Prithvi, Arya, Santhosh Sivan, Shaji Natesan are producing the film under the ba

 
         Sunny's heroine is Adhiti    
 
 
In Mithun Manuel film Alamariyil, Adhiti will appear as Sunny Wayne's heroine. Model and actress Adhiti will play a Kochi girl Swati. Sunny will do the character of Arun working in Bengaluru. Swati who reaches Bangalore to work in a bank falls in love with Arun. They get married and interesting life that ensues makes the rest part of the film. Bengaluru and Kochi are main shooting locations.

 
         Second part for Thira?    
 
 
Thira, directed by Vineeth Srinivasan may have a second part, according to reports. This news had appeared as the film celebrates its third anniversary of release. It was Dhyan, the director's brother and the film's hero, who broke the news through his FB post on its anniversary. Shobhana and Dhyan were the lead actors in the film. However, Dhyan says he won't be there in the second part and expects to be there in the third part. Shobhana had played a strong character called Rohin

 
         Mohanlal again in Kannada    
 
 
Mohanlal is again getting ready to act in a Kannada film. Mohanlal is going to do an important character in the film Kanneswara to be directed by Naganna. Kannada super star Upendra is film’s another hero. Vedhika is the heroine. Besides Kannada version, there will be Tamil and Telugu versions.

 
         Gauthami's daughter to enter tinsel world    
 
 
Actress Gauthami’s daughter Subbalakshmi is about to take the plunge in the tinsel world, say reports. Gauthami is more than happy to see her daughter debut in cinema. Subbalakshmi is her daughter with her former husband Sandeep Bhatiya. It was in 1998 that Gauthami wedded him. Later in 1999, both split up legally.

 
         Srinivasan comes with Kallayi FM    
 
 
Another Srinivasan starrer is getting ready. The film titled Kallayi FM will be directed by Vineesh Millennium, who also write the story. The screen play and dialogue will be penned by Sajeev Vyasan while MG Sreekumar will compose songs. The main stars are Sreenath Bhasi, Kalabhavan Shojon, Kottayam Nazeer, Aneesh G Menon, Sunil Sughada, Vijilesh, Krishna Prabha and Parvathy Ratheesh. Srini is also starring in Sajin Babu (Director of Asthamayam Vare) film Ayal Sasi. He will play Sasi

 
         Jackie Chan wins Oscar after 56 years in film industry    
 
 
LOS ANGELES: With more than 200 films under his belt spanning a 56-year career, Jackie Chan has finally received an Oscar. The 62-year-old action star was awarded an honorary Oscar at the Eighth Annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night, reported E! online.

 
         Sreenivasan in Kallayi FM    
 
 
Sreenivasan will play the lead role in Vineesh Milleni’s Kallayi FM. The film is scripted and directed by Vineesh. Sajeev Vyasan pens the screen play and the dialogues. M G Sreekumar composes music for the film.

 
         Ranveer-Deepika starrer 'Padmavati' to release on Nov 17, 2017    
 
 
MUMBAI: Sanjay Leela Bhasali's magum-opus "Padmavati" starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor is set to release on November 17 next year. Ranveer, 31, who is playing Alauddin Khilji, the second Sultan of the Khilji Dynasty in the film, announced its release date on Twitter in Roman numerals.

 
         Philips and the Monkey Pen part 2 coming    
 
 
2013 release ‘Philips and the Monkey Pen’ starring Jayasurya and Master Sanoop is going to have its second part. New comers Rojin Thomas and Shanil Muhammed had directed the first part, which were produced by Santra Thomas and actor Vijay Babu. The producers said the discussion on the second part was going on and scripting was also progressing. In the new film, new actors will act along with actors of the first part. The latter will play the same characters they played in the first p

 
         Aparna in Sakhavu    
 
 
Aparna had brought sea changes to Malayalis’ imagination about an actress through her depiction of Madhumitha in the film ABCD. She will now be part of a Nivin Pauly film. In the film Sakhav to be directed by Siddharth Siva she will do the role of a social activist.

 
         Renjith’s Mammootty film named ‘Puthenpanam’    
 
 
Renjith’s new film with Mammooty in the lead role has been named Puthenpanam (The New Indian Rupee). The film scripted and directed by Renjith is produced by Three Colour Cinema. 14-year-old Swaraj will play an important role in the film along with Mammootty.

 
         Ranjith's Mammootty film is not Vamban    
 
 
Director Ranjith clears the air. He clarifies that the title of his new film with Mammootty in the lead is not Vamban. The reports that Vamban is the name were doing rounds though. “It is true that my next film is with Mammootty but that is not Vamban. I am not only directing but also scripting the yet-to-be-titled film,” he says.

 
 
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