Avatharam: Sneak Peek

Avatharam PosterVeteran Malayalam director Joshiy has been a bad run of late with back to back flops,Lokpal (2013) and Salaam Kashmir (2014). He now returns with one of his favorite heroes,Dileep in Avatharam. Produced by Udayakrishna and Sibi K Thomas, the film is written by Vyasan Edavanakkad and sees Lakshmi Menon return back to Malayalam Cinema after a while. Avatharam also features Kalabhavan Shajon, Joy Mathew, Shammi Thilakan etc and has music by Deepak Dev. R.D.Rajasekhar is the DOP while Shyam Sasidharan is the editor.Continue reading “Avatharam: Sneak Peek”

Hi I’m Tony: Trailer

Hi I'm Tony 2014Jean Paul Lal aka Lal Jr, the son of actor-director-producer Lal made his debut as director with the Malayalam movie Honey Bee last year. Though the critics weren’t too kind to the film, it did go on do well commercially. He is now back with his second film, Hi I’m Tony which is slated for an Eid release (25th July).Produced by SJM Entertainments along with Ideas Inc., Hi I’m Tony features Asif Ali, Biju Menon, Lal, Mia George, Lena etc. Jean Paul Lal has gone back to work again now with many people he worked with in Honey Bee like music composer Deepak Dev, DOP Alby and editor Ratheesh Raj.Continue reading “Hi I’m Tony: Trailer”

Gangster: Trailer

Gangster-1Aashiq Abu has been having a relatively dull period of late with his recent films like Da Thadiya (2012), Anchu Sundarikal (2013) and Idukki Gold (2013), not turning out to be very successful. And now he returns with Gangster which features Mammootty in the lead. Incidentally Aashiq had made his debut as filmmaker in Malayalam Cinema with Daddy Cool (2009) which had Mammootty in the lead and now the two are joining hands for a film after 5 years at a time when both are in need of a big hit. Gangster has Mammootty playing an underworld don and the rest of the star cast includes Nyla Usha, Aparna Gopinath,Sekhar Menon, T.G.Ravi, Hareesh Peradi etc. The film is produced by OPM Cinemas and is written by Abhilash Kumar and Ahmed Sidhique.Continue reading “Gangster: Trailer”

Honey Bee: Trailer

Honey Bee PicJean Paul Lal aka Lal Jr, the son of actor-director-producer Lal is now all set to join the new age Malayalam filmmakers club with his debut film,Honey Bee. Produced by Sibi Thottupuram and Jobi Mandamattom, Honey Bee is written by Lal Jr and features Asif Ali, Bhavana, Archana Kavi,Lal, Sreenath Bhasi, Suresh Krishna etc. Music is by Deepak Dev while Alby is the DOP and Ratheesh Raj is the editor.Continue reading “Honey Bee: Trailer”

Grandmaster Movie Review : A Thriller That Surprises

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Grandmaster Movie Image

With a filmography that boasts of movies like Pramani, Madambi and The Thriller, it is difficult to approach B Unnikrishnan’s Grandmaster, with a sense of expectation, despite its impressive trailer. But then these are better times that mainstream Malayalam cinema finds itself in and so you are unexpectedly served an engaging investigation drama, without the usual humdrum and noise that comes associated with these movies. UTV’s maiden Malayalam venture is a slick non-melodramatic thriller that will gladden the hearts of Mohanlal’s genuine fans who have been cheated by his superstar persona movies in these last few years.Continue reading “Grandmaster Movie Review : A Thriller That Surprises”

Urumi-The Mangal Pandey of Malayalam Cinema?

Some years ago there was unprecedented hype for a Hindi Film Called Mangal Pandey-The Rising. The movie was touted to be the  biggest in Indian History at that point of time. With Prince Charles giving muhurat shoot and 4 years in making, the film opened in record number of screens, the expectation was sky high with perfectionist Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee and Director Ketan Mehta who had previously directed movies like Mirch Masala.Continue reading “Urumi-The Mangal Pandey of Malayalam Cinema?”