Randamoozham: who is Krishnan ...?

Randamoozham is the most ambitious project in Indian cinema, which is to be made on a whopping budget of Rs 1000 crore. To be directed by ad-filmmaker Shrikumar Menon, the project has megastar Mohanlal in the lead, playing Bheema, the second of the Pandavas. When the yet-untitled film on The Mahabharata was announced earlier this week, it has already piqued the curiosity quotient among cinephiles. Now, according to reports, the makers are planning to rope in either Mahesh Babu or Hrithik Roshan for the film for the role of Lord Krishna. However, we await an official confirmation regarding the same. It must be noted that the film is an adaptation of Randamoozham, written by MT Vasudevan Nair, which tells the story through the eyes of Bheema, the second of the Pandavas. Touted as the creme de la creme of Indian and global cinema, the project will have top-notch technicians and artists from world cinema. Reports also suggest that the makers are planning to rope in several big names from…

Sexy Durga’ wins Hivos Tiger Award

In a first for any Indian film, independent Malayalam film-maker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s ‘Sexy Durga’ has won the Hivos Tiger Award 2017 at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). ‘Sexy Durga’ premièred in Rotterdam on January 27 and is Sasidharan’s third feature film after Oraalppokkam (Six Feet High, 2014) and Ozhivudivasathe Kali (An Off-Day Game, 2015), both of which were critically well-received. The award is a big win for the film-maker, who had crowd sourced the funds for his first feature film. Shortly after the announcement, Sasidharan wrote on Facebook, “This is something for Team Sexy Durga and indie movement in Malayalam. Thanks everyone. Remember my friends who supported me making my first film. Thank you. Thanks IFFR.”

Mammootty's Great Father

This Mammootty's Great Father beats the lifetime count of Vijay's Kaththi!
A day ago, we had reported that the first look motion poster of Mammootty's most awaited movie 'The Great Father' has surpassed the lifetime likes count of 'Bahubali: The Conclusion' motion poster. Now, the video is nearing 10 lakh views on YouTube with over 38,000 likes in less than 4 days, breaking the lifetime likes count of Ilayathalathy Vijay's 2014 release 'Kaththi' which had over 36,000 likes. The 55 seconds long motion poster of 'The Great Father' which was released on January 31st has been receiving overwhelming response from audience and celebrities alike. Looks like, the video is going to create more records in the coming days! Written and directed by debutant Haneef Adeni, 'The Great Father' features Mammooty and Kollywood actress Sneha in the lead roles along with actor Arya in an important role. This upcoming action revenge thriller which is…

Vikram in Dhruva Natchathiram

"It's true that Gautham is reviving Dhruva Natchathiram with Vikram. An official announcement can be expected in a week's time. This project is going to be made on an international scale. The makers are currently busy assembling the team," a source close to the filmmaker told IANS. Dhruva Natchathiram is a spy thriller made on the lines of the Bourne series. Gautham is also planning to rope in a leading Bollywood star for a crucial role in the film. "The film will be predominantly shot in the US. Talks have been initiated with a popular Bollywood actor. However, nobody has been finalised yet," he said. To be produced by Ondraga Entertainment along with another leading production house, the project is expected to go on the floors from March 2017. Vikram will commence work on this film after he wraps up his next yet-untitled project with director Vijay Chander. Interestingly, Gautham and Suriya, who were originally supposed to work together on this project, …

Ezra expectations

Ezra, the upcoming film of Prithviraj, which impressed one and all with its posters and brilliantly cut teasers is one of the most awaited movies of this year. The film was earlier expected to hit the theatres as a Christmas release of 2016 but the film strike that hit the industry badly, did delay the arrival of the movie. With the film strike having come to an end, the makers have come up with a confirmed release date of the movie. According to the latest reports, the film would grace the theatres on February 10, 2017. The makers of Ezra announced the date through the film's official Facebook page. Other films, like Mohanlal's Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol and Dulquer Salmaan's Jomonte Suvisheshangal already hit the theatres in the last week. But, the audiences will have to wait a bit more long to see this Prithviraj most awaiting movie. Ezra, directed by debutant Jay K, is a movie in the lines of a horror thriller. The expectations are quite high on this film. Apart fro…

Jomonte Suvisheshangal review

Halfway into Jomonte Suvisheshangal, what occupies the audience’s mind is not the story, not the actors, not their performances, nor the treatment. It’s a sense of having experienced this before. It’s too recent, too fresh in memory to be termed ‘déjà vu’. And, then it strikes you. This is the Sathyan Anthikkad version of what you have seen in the similarly named Jacobinte Swargarajyam, hardly a year ago. A rich businessman, an aimless son, business collapse, son suddenly turns responsible and set things right — the skeleton remains same in both cases. You just need to wait till the interval for this skeleton to tumble out of the closet, of course clad in the traditional Anthikkad clothing of ‘mundu’ and ‘shirt’, which all his protagonists end up wearing. Dulquer Salman too gets to wear it, but only after obliging his fans with flashy clothes and a Harley Davidson ride. In his latest outing, Sathyan Anthikkad takes us to the insanely happy home of the rich businessman Vincent (Mukesh)…