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Ore Kadal wins audience award at German Festival

Director Shyamaprasad's Malayalam film Ore Kadal (The Sea Within) on infedility, won the audience award at Bollywood and Beyond, Germany's only festival of Indian cinema. Shyamaprasad received a trophy and cash prize of Euros 1,000 from Shoba De author and celebrity socialite in the festival that concluded on Sunday.

Ore Kadal beat Manish Acharya's Loins of Punjab, Umesh Kulkarni's Valu, The Wild Bull and Jag Mundhra's Shoot at Sight. In the festival, 20 feature films were screened over a period of five days including Kunal Kohli's Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic. The festival also featured 23 documentaries and 13 short films.

Shyamaprasad paid tribute to the power of cinema where a film made in Kerala, based on Sunil Gangopadhyay’s Bengali novel Hirak Deepthi, is able to steal hearts at a screening in Germany before an audience from all over Europe.

Ore Kadal examines the extra martial relationship between an intellectual economist and a housewife. The film stars Mammootty, Meera Jasmine, Narain, and Ramya Krishnan. Meera Jasmine recently won 55th South Filmfare Award for the best female actress for her distinct roles in Ore Kadal. It was also chosen as the inaugural film of the Indian Panorama section at the International Film Festival of India.

PazhassiRaja : Final schedule in August

Pazhassi Raja, a forthcoming biopic magnum opus historical film from the team consisting director Hariharan, script writer MT Vasudevan Nair and superstar Mammootty who gave us the unforgettable Oru Vadakkan Veera Gatha (1990), will start its final schedule of production by the last week of August.

It is said the movie needs another 25 days of shooting for completion. Major parts of its final portions, including the climax, will be shot in the dense forests of Karnataka and Kerala.

Mammootty will join the sets after completing his latest Maya Bazaar by Thomas Sebastian. Lead actress Kanika, who had been away from films after her marriage last month, will return to complete her parts in Pazhassi Raja, one of the biggest budgeted movies of Mollywood.

Parunthu Review

Mammootty's Parunthu released today at 80 centres all over Kerla, becoming the first malayalam movie to be released in most numnber of theatres. It is also made a record release time too. The film released at 12.01 am at thanoor PVS theatre, Malappuram.The Film will be released in B theatres in the opening day too. Parunthu, deals with the world of Blade Mafia (a term used for private money lenders charging exorbitant interest).

Parunthu Purushottaman, who has never cared for the feelings of people around him or the destiny of the people who borrow money from him, was bothered only about his business interests.

Purushottaman has two very funny guys - Kunjachchan(Cochin Haneefa) and Poojapura Mahendran - as his aides. And he has an arch-rival in Kallayi Azeez, who had once been his friend. Azeez wants to see Purushottaman's downfall, but the latter always manages to survive.

One day Purushottaman goes to one Hemant Bhai(Jagadi sreekumar) to recover money lent to him. It happens to be the eve of the marriage of Rakhi(Lakshmi Rai), Hemant Bhai's elder daughter. Hemant Bhai fails to return the money and is threatened with dire consequences. The marriage does not take place. Hemant Bhai becomes a mental wreck and his daughters are taken under the wings of Azeez, who decides to protect them.

In the meantime Vinayan(Jayasurya), who had been working as a carrier for Azeez, joins Purushottaman. Things move towards a point where (as you might have very well guessed) something drastic happens in the life of our hero, forcing him to mend his ways and turn a new leaf. And that forms the rest of the plot.

The film is extremely slow especially in the second half. It's the script that is to be blamed. The mediocre script led to the director losing his grip over the story and the film as a whole.

Performance-wise Mammootty as 'Parunthu' Purushottaman is very good. Jayan, who has mostly been seen in television serials and in some films too, is good as Azeez. Jagathy Sreekumar as Hemant Bhai too is good. Lakshmi Rai as Rakhi and Kalyani as Hemant Bhai's younger daughter is good. Jayasurya is suitable as Vinayan. Cochin Haneefa as Kunjachchan is his usual self. Suraaj Venjaramoodu, though he elicits a few laughs as Poojapura Mahendran. Mamukoya as Kunjikka, who had once been a moneylender and now is a wreck of a man, is good, though he and his character have nothing much to do in the film.

However the film is average , lets look after how audience accept this film, as Mammootty in negative role.

Parunthu to be released at 12.01

Mammootty In & as Parunthu. Panathinu meethe parakkaan naale keralathilethunnu.
When the clock ticks 00.01 past midnight on Today, it not only mark the start of Friday, but will create a new record in Mollywood.

'Parunthu’, the Mammootty-starrer, will hit cinemas in the state in the wee hours of Friday. It seems to be the game plan by the fans associations of superstars. Mammootty’s `Annan Thampi’ had broken the record when it was released at 3.45 a.m. on May 18.

Mammootty fans were not ready to give up and the result is the record breaking release of `Parunthu’. They are in a euphoria that their star’s film should always be in record books.

The record-breaking release will be at PVS Cinema, Thanoor. Even the Central Travancore area, which is not a hot spot for films, will be an exception this time. Thefilm will be release in about 75 theatres across kerala.

``Nobody will be able to break the record as 00.01 a.m. is a tactic time. If you release a film a minute earlier it will belong to yesterday’s list,’’ says Jins, president, Mammootty Fans and Welfare Association.

`Parunthu’ will be released in Calicut at 3 a.m. The film will also be released in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram in the early morning.

Mammootty In Daddy Cool

Daddy Cool featuring Mammootty marks the debut of director Ashiq Abu. The story revolves around the bond of a father and his only son who is very passionate about cricket.

Indrajith and Kalabhavan Mani are cast in in important roles. The boy who plays the role of the son is yet to be decided. The producer is Alwin Antony and Samir Tahir handles the camera.

Anil Panachooran-Biji Lal team has been roped in for the songs and shooting will start in December. Mammootty plays the character of Antony Simon, a Crime Branch officer.

Maammootty Returned back from Bali Island

After a weak long with his family, Mammootty returned back from Bali Island. Mammootty had taken a 10-day break from monotony of continuous shooting. After completing Kutty Sranku's song and Chavittu Nadagam scenes, the star and his family went to Bali in Indonesia.

Mammookka just chilled out and enjoyed the holiday. Now he is back to work and has rushed to Pollachi where the shoot of his new film Maya Bazaar directed by debutant Thomas Sebastin is to start on Friday (July 11).

Mammootty, who is on a roll after a string of successes, now places high hopes on his next venture Maya Bazaar. He says the film's refreshing story line will appeal to the audience.

The veteran actor, who gave hits like Maayavi and Kadha parayumbol, says that Maya Bazaar will be directed by debutant Thomas Sebastian and shooting will commence next days at Pollachi in Tamil Nadu.

"The story is really refreshing, entertaining and also one that will leave the audience thinking," said Mammootty who has just returned after a week-long break in Bali islands.

"I enjoyed the much needed break. I am now fresh and am really excited about Maya Bazaar, he added.

Without giving out much details about the film, he said: "The film tells the tale of people engaged in dealing with buying old vehicles and breaking them down."

"Maya Bazaar" has two heroines - one is a new face and another is from Bollywood. The bollywood one is Tissca Chopra, who played the mother of wonder kid Darsheel Safari in Taare Zameen Par.

Mammootty's other most talked about project is Pazhassi Raja, a historical film about Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja, popularly known as the Lion of Kerala, who was a king in the 18th century from the Kottayam royal family. The film is being directed by Hariharan and Mammootty plays the title role.

Parunthu Release Cofirmed on July 18

Mammootty as Gillette Purushothaman, the ruthless moneylender in 'Parunthu' is now slated for release on July 18.

Earlier the movie was scheduled to release on July 11, but has been postponed due to production delay.

One more comedy song featuring Sooraj Venjaranmoodu is now being picturised to give it a bit of a relief. The remaining song will be shoot in July 9th in Chennai. After seeing the film director Padma Kumar and producer thought a song would provide some relaxation, in otherwise a serious movie.
Parunthu is releasing big on July 18, and is expected to be a big ticket entertainer. The Mammootty film is carrying very good reports.

Mayabazaar : Shooting Starts On July Second Week

Mammootty's next feature ‘Maya Bazaar’ will kick of its shoot by the next week. The movie planned to start its shoot at Pollachi is directed by debutante Thomas Sebastian.

As it shoots at Pollachi, it must be a great success. Because, all another movies from Mammootty, which shooted at Pollachi are Megahits. Hitler, Vallyettan, Rajamanikkam, Oru Maravathoor Kanavu, Annan Thambi and many more of his hit films were shot in Pollachi completely or partially.

‘Maya Bazaar’, originally planned for Christmas was rescheduled for an earlier release, as Mammootty's next ‘Pattanathil Bhootham' will take some more time to complete its pre production work.

Maya Bazaar’ will feature a number of new faces to Malayalam cinema. 'Elavettam’ fame Sheela will be one of the heroines of this movie, which will also feature ‘Taare Zameen Par’, ‘Hyderabad Blues-2’ fame Tiska Chopra as Mammootty's pair.

Tiska is more famous with her teleserial and theatrical presentations. Scripted by T A Razaaq based on the plot by the director, ‘Maya Bazaar’ will present a story in a novel background.


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