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       HEADLINES: State home department a failure: Chennithala                                              It’s not an off-the-cuff decision: K M Mani                                              Kerala Congress M will seize to exist after next election                                              We don’t need opportunists in LDF: Kanam                                              Ockhi: Two more dead bodies found, death toll rises to 74                                              Sonia Gandhi turns nostalgic during her last speech as Cong chief                                              Guj polls: BJP will lose if EMVs don’t malfunction, says Hardik Patel                                              Bengaluru police say no to Sunny Leone's New Year bash                                              Rahul Gandhi will infuse new energy into Congress: Sachin Pilot                                              Rahul Gandhi takes over as Congress president                                              Al-Aqsa preacher slams Trump for recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital                                              Toronto billionaire couple found dead at their home                                              2 people died as 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesian island                                              South Asian peace only if Pak 'miltablishment' stops support to Islamic terrorists                                              Agassi could prove to be good coach for Djokovic: Becker                                              Sindhu enters title round of Dubai Super Series Finals                                              Sania Mirza to give Australian Open a miss                                              ISL 2017/18: FC Goa outplay Delhi Dynamos to move into top spot                                              ISL: Kerala Blasters defeat 10-man NorthEast United by slender margin                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         New Mohanlal looks constipated: Sangeetha Lakshmana    
The new trimmed down makeover of super star Mohanlal for his upcoming movie ‘Odiyan’ has been the talk of the town and the internet is swelling pictures of the new look of the actor.

         After ‘Mersal’, Vijay comes with ‘Kalappai’    
Even before the controversies surrounding Vijay’s super hit movie ‘Mersal’ have subsided, the title of the superstar’s next movie also hints at it being a movie that talks about a social issue.

         Dhanush to become director again    
Reports from the tinsel town say that national award winning actor Dhanush is gearing up for his second directorial venture.

         Mohanlal leaves onlookers spellbound    
The talk of social media now is Mohanlal’s unbelievable makeover for Odiyan. His fans’ spirit has sky-rocketed after his new photo and teaser have arrived. Having shed 18 kg for the film, Lal with clean shaven face reminds his fans of his good old days. But rumours still prevail that the makeover was made possible only by special effects.

         Bhavana’s wedding to happen soon    
Malayalam’s petite actress Bhavana’s wedding month has been decided. The news about her marriage with a Kannada director has been a much-anticipated one. Now, there is no need for much wait… Just a few weeks is left for the marriage. The actress will tie the nuptial knot in January. It is informed that the couple plans to keep the marriage ritual very simple. Neither reception date nor other details have been revealed. Earlier, there were reports that the wedding has been postpone

         'Newton' fails to make the cut at Oscars    
LOS ANGELES: 'Newton', India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language category at the 90th Academy Awards, is out of the Oscars race.

         IFFK 2017 comes to a close on Friday    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The biggest film gala of Kerala, the International Film Festival of Kerala, concludes on Friday. The closing ceremony of the 22nd edition of the festival will be inaugurated at the Nishagandhi Open Air Auditorium by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

         IFFK 2017: Filmmakers are subjected to criticism and comments, says Kamal    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: “Filmmakers are subjected to criticism and comments,” said Chairman of Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, Kamal.

         IFFK 2017: Silence, a viable option when it comes to resistance, says N S Madhavan    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: We are intercepted by history, and silence is the most viable option when it comes to resistance, according to renowned writer N S Madhavan.

         IFFK 2017; Save a rupee, save a life    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: ‘Save a rupee, save a life’ mission continues in the venues of the International Film Festival of Kerala. The NSS unit of Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum, is raising funds to help cancer patients.

         Liver disease made me director: Salim Kumar    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: National Award winning actor Salim has said that what made him a director was the distressing liver disease he had to undergo. He said this during his interaction with movie watchers at Kairali theatre, where he had gone to watch his movie Karutha Joodan that was screened in the IFFK fest.

         Police good, station not up to the mark: Sukurov    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Russian film-maker Alexander Sokurov, who is in the City to be part of IFFK 2017 had a bizarre wish the other day. He wanted to pay a visit to a police station here. Chalachithra Academy secretary Mahesh Panchu agreed to realise this wish of the director, who would be honoured in the fest with award for his comprehensive contribution to the world of cinema.

         IFFK 2017: No victory without any risk, says Ayoub Qanir    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The present day filmmakers who try to create profit out of trouble-free ways are a real challenge to good cinema, says Ayoub Qanir, director of ‘The world of which we dream doesn’t exist’.

         IFFK 2017: Sabu Sargam says organisational flaws spoiling festival    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Film personality Sabu Sargam has said that flaws in organisation has dimmed the shine of the 22nd edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK 2017).

         IFFK 2017: Monday traffic knots play spoilsports    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The heavy rush of the IFFK added with heavy traffic snarls in the City on Tuesday gave some difficult times for the IFFK buffs. All roads leading to the cinema festival got jammed following the Secretariat/ Rajbhavan marches held by fishermen community and people led by Latin Catholic Church in connection with Ockhi calamity.

         For me, cinema is compilation of my likes: Anucha Boonyawatana    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Malila The Farewell Flower director Anucha Boonyawatana has said that for her cinema is a compilations of her likes. “What is more important is the acceptance of the audience at IFFK rather than the awards received at the occasion. In Taiwan, there are many restrictions to cinemas. Any criticism against Buddhism is viewed with intolerance.

         IFFK: Three drunkards taken into custody    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Police have taken into custody three drunkards from different IFFK venues for creating ruckus. They had created trouble while standing in queues to watch films.

         Candelaria, Newton, Aedan win hearts    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: New wave producer-director Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza’s ‘Candelaria’, has won the hearts of audience at the 22nd International film festivals on the third day. It is the story about an elderly couple’s life during Cuba’s deepened economic crisis in the 1990s. The septuagenarians in the movie find their lives changing unexpectedly thanks to a lost and found video camera, which re-ignites their passions. It shows a non-conventional way of rediscovering love between

         Those who sensor titles of films don’t see the anti-feminism in them: Parvathy    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Award winning actress Parvathy has said when nudity and film titles are being scissored out by the Censor board, anti-women rhetoric and ant-women stands go untouched.

         Women in Cinema Collective website inaugurated    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The official website of Women in Cinema Collective, the collective of women in cinema has been launched. Actress Parvathy who had won the best actress award in the recently concluded Goa film festival officially switched on the site on Sunday at the Women In Collective stall at the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala being held in Thiruvananthapuram.

         IFFK 2017: ‘Restored Classics’ package inspires to preserve, cherish cinema legacy    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Despite the forays we have made in the field of technology, when it comes to preserving our rich classic cinemas, we have done nothing substantial.

         IFFK 2017: No compromise in creativity, says Aparna Sen    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Talking at the Open Forum held at the Tagore Theatre here, popular filmmaker Aparna Sen has said that there is no need for compromises in creativity.

         IFFK 2017: Satan’s Slave to be featured in midnight screening on Monday    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Written and directed by the Indonesian filmmaker Joko Anwar, ‘Satan’s Slave’ (‘Pengabdi Setan’) is the horror flick that will feature in the ‘Midnight Screening’ category of the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala.

         IIFK 2017: 'Indian Cinema Now' comes with more humane flavour    
The 22nd edition of the International film festival of Kerala will showcase seven brilliant Indian movies under the category ‘Indian Cinema Now’.

         IFFK 2017: Standard of theatres should be raised, says Resul Pookutty    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Talking at the ‘Challenges in Live Sound Recording’ workshop organised as part of the IFFK 2017, Oscar award winner Resul Pookutty has said that the standard of the theatres need to be raised.

         Prakash Raj explains why IFFK is a sought-after fest in India    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Noted South-Indian actor Prakash Raj has said people flock to Kerala to watch films in the IFFK as films that makes way to the festival without much censoring. When compared with Kerala film festivals in other parts of the country undergo severe censorship.

         IFFK 2017: ‘Avalkkoppam’ speaks up for women    
Avalkoppam has been a catchword among women fraternity ever since Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) had come out with ‘avalkoppam’ campaign at the state film award presenting ceremony at Thalassery in early September. This was ostensibly to express their support to an actress who was assaulted in a moving car in Kochi during the month of February. The subsequent arrest of actor Dileep and a section of people coming to support him only fired up the Avalkoppam campaign.

         No need of controversies over films not included in IFFK: Ramachandra Babu    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Popular cinematographer Ramachandra Babu has said that getting an award in another film festival is not a criteria for the movie being selected for the IFFK.

         Thiruvananthapuram gets ready for IFFK 2017    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) began in the capital city on Friday. Earlier, the formal inauguration event of the festival was cancelled by the government as a sign of mourning for the victims of the Ockhi cyclone that swept the coastal areas of Kerala last week.

         IFFK 2017: No one needs to be forced to stand for National Anthem, says Kamal    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chalachitra Academy chairman Kamal has made it clear that there is no need for the police to nab those who don’t stand up while the National Anthem is being played during the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK).

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