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Mammootty again In Kollywod

Mammootty, on his finishing work on Aruvadai (Vandemataram in Malayalam) Kollywood have again plan to sign with Mammootty. It is quite a rare accomplishment for Malayalam heroes to act in Kollywood films. Though many Malayalam heroes have tried, none of them succeeded like Mammootty. Mammootty has always been a special attraction for Kollywood. His charisma and accented Tamil endeared him to Kollywood audiences, which saw him act in super hits like Thalapathy, Mounam Sammadham, Azhagan, Anandam, Kandukondein Kandukondein and the critically-acclaimed Vishwa Thulasi. But gradually he began concentrating more on Malayalam films.


Now, after a small hiatus from Kollywood, the “mega star” is back with Aruvadai; it is also heard that he has agreed to act in another Tamil film, teaming up with an equally charismatic Sarathkumar.


This yet-to-be-titled film will be produced by Trisakthi Sundar Raman who produced the recent hit Vallamai Thaaraayo (Chaya Singh and Parthiban). Sanjay Ram, who directed Iyakkam, will be the director. It is said that the story revolves around two business tycoons and the entire film will be shot in foreign locations, beginning in January or February 2009.

Mammootty teams up with Akku Akbar

Akku Akbar, who earlier used to direct films as part of the Akbar-Jose duo and who turned independent director with Gauri the Unborn (Hindi) and tasted commercial success in a big way with Veruthe Oru Bharya, is now all set to go on to his next film. And the big news about the film is that it will be none other than Mammootty who would be playing the lead role, that of a mahout.



Though details are not available, it is heard that Reji Nair, who had earlier scripted the Lal Jose-directed Mammootty-starrer Pattaalam, would pen the script for this movie too. Akku Akbar is planning to commence shoot for the movie early next year.

Love In Singapore in full swing

Mammootty is doing a Rafi Mecartin film for the first time with Love in Singapore, a family entertainer.

Earlier Rafi Mecartin had written the script of Mammootty's mega hit Maayavi, directed by Rafi's brother.

Love in Singapore is the story of an orphan Machu (Mammootty), who grows up to be a rich businessman who deals in waste paper and other scrap material.

His close aides are Shakoor (Salim Kumar) and Narayanan (Biju Kuttan). Machu is not educated but has a business sense. Soon he meets Andrews Perera (Nedumudi Venu) a businessman from Bangkok and his beautiful daughter Veronica (Navneet Kaur).

Andrews, impressed by Machu invites him to Bangkok to get a feel of international business. How Machu takes up the challenge and becomes an international tycoon is what this soft romantic comedy is all about.

The others in the cast are Jayasurya Lalu Alex, Sooraj Venjaranmoodu, Janardanan, Sruthilakshmi and Dipasha. The film has music by Suresh Peters, and is being shot in Karaikudy, Chennai, Kochi and Bangkok.

Its shooting is now going on at kalamassery, Cochin. The set will packup to Bangkok for shooting in Nov. first week. Love In Singapore is being produced by the directors Rafi and Mecartin and distributed by Vysakh films. It is slated for release on January 23, 2009

(Source:Sify)

Mammootty Going to act on Stage

Megastar Mammootty is going on stage to perform as Bheeman, culled out of M T Vasudevan Nair’s famous novel Randaamuzham


It will be set to suit the stage by popular directors, T K Rajeev Kumar and Pramod Payyannoor.

This drama which is of around forty minutes duration, will also present Mammootty in the roles of Yudhistiran and Arjunan. The drama made for the news paper group Malayala Manorama, is planned to have its premier performance on the 31st of October at the LULU centre, Thrissur.

A few months ago, super star Mohanlal has proved his proficiency on acting on stage too, with a few of his dramas like "Karnabharam" and the recent "Chayyamukhy".

BigB Delays Aruvadai/Vande mataram

Aruvadai' is a bilingual movie, being simultaneously made in Tamil and Malayalam. Starring Mammootty, Arjun and Sneha, it is produced by Henry and directed by Aravindhan.


A plan was etched to rope in the Big B, Amitabh to enact in the climax sequence of this movie. The actor gave his consent to play the role but unfortunately his dates didn't fall in place.
Adding to this, Amitabh fell ill recently and was admitted to the hospital. With no other go, the makers of 'Aruvadai' made a decision to cast another popular star and continue with filming the end portion of the movie.
Pairing up Malayalam superstar Mammootty alongside action king Arjun adds hype to the movie that is under making to enthrall the audiences of Kollywood and Mollywood together. 

T: 20 poster creates tension in Kerala!

The first look posters of the big budget multi-starrer produced by AMMA Twenty:20, has created tension between Mammootty and Mohanlal fans in Kerala.

Mohanlal fans are up in arms against the first look six-sheet poster of Twenty:20. In the poster Mammootty is placed in the centre, with Mohanlal and Dileep on his left and Suresh Gopi and Jayaram on his right.
What has hurt the sentiments of Mohanlal fans is that the actor has not been given the center spot and it looks like Mammootty has been given more importance!
Fans of Mohanlal in Thiruvananthapuram is reported to have cut off Mammootty's head in the posters, while fans of Mammootty in many places in Malabar area has tarred and blackened the face of Mohanlal!
This tit for tat battle is getting uneasy and AMMA the producers of the film has called for peace and understanding between the fans. They say Mammootty appears in the center because he is the senior of the two superstars, and in no way has Mohanlal been played down. After all the two are doing a multistarrer.

(Source : Sify Movies)

Fans Association filed Case about Blogs and Social forums against Mammootty

Fed up with the flooding of blogs, communities and pictures maligning actor Mammootty, the fans association has come out with protest and lodged a complaint with the cyber cell of police in Kochi on Monday. It is forwarded to city police commissioner Manoj abraham .The complaint is now examining by cyber cell S.I Perera.

"Though there were many photographs and articles showing Mammootty in bad light earlier, We didn't attach much importance to it. But, now the abuse has crossed all the tolerable limits of morality and so we are forced to protect him from the character assassination" said Mammootty Fans Association
president Robert(jins).

"To portray Mammootty as an arrogant, a fake video of him beating a fan was circulated on the internet. Now they have made it a habit to publish fake pictures and articles. It is mainly the community sites like orkut and 'thats malayalam' that are being used by the abusers. So we decided to adopt the legal course," Robert(jins) said.

As you are a well wisher of Mammootty, you shouldn't do any malpractices. And you should stand against such activities.

Keerthi ready to act with Mammootty

Mammootty is often seen on screen in the company of fresh faces as his heroines. Many have already featured in the list and many are waiting to find place in the same.  

Models and actresses from outside Kerala have been roped in many a times to act as the super-star's heroine, obviously to add an element of freshness. And now Mammootty is all set to have two fresh faces for his heroines. Now it is the chance for Kerthi Kulhari to act with Mammotty.
 
Mumbai model Keerthi Kulhari has signed the dotted line to act in Mammootty's Love in Bangkok to be directed by Rafi Mecartin. Keerthi Kulhari will play Diana, a software engineer who falls in love with Machu (Mammootty). Keerthi Kulhari has modelled for various brands, including Taj Mahal tea with Saif Ali Khan. 
Love in Bangkok revolves around Machu (Mammootty), who was very poor but later becomes a very rich man. Machu never likes to live a posh lifestyle but a great change occurs in his life. He gets into a quarrel with Andrews, his business consultant. Andrews's daughter Diana tries to reunite them. Initially, Machu does not like Diana, but later falls in love with her.
Other cast members include Nedumudi Venu, Innocent, Lalu Alex, Rajan P. Dev, Salim Kumar, Suraj Venjarammoodu, Biju Kuttan, Sukumari, Manka Mahesh and others. MHM films are producing the film which will be distributed by Vaisakha films. Love in Bangkok is slated for release on January 23, 2009.

Kuttysranku: A Magical Realism from Mammootty

Mamootty’s Kuttysranku portray the plot by 'Magical Realism'. The film has three heroines and Kuttysranku (Mammootty) is shown through the different viewpoints of the women. The spirituality of Buddhism, interest in art and human concern -- these three impressions are included in this film.

Mammootty has taken this character as a challenge. As an actor, he has received a number of national as well as state awards; director Shaji  N. Karun is also well-experienced  and has won a great number of awards. His first film Piravi won him his first National Award and numerous others have followed.

Two schedules of Kuttysranku have been completed; the third and last schedule would be at Kundapura near Mookambika. The three heroines are Padmapriya, Kamalini Mukherjee and well known Sri Lankan actress Meena Kumari. Meena Kumari, who is known as Vasudha here, has won an award in Sri Lanka.

(Galatta) 

Mammootty's Love in Singapore starts today


Mammootty’s forthcoming film, to be directed by the Rafi-Mecartin duo ‘Love in Bangkok’ which was earlier named ‘Love in Singapore’ shooting starts today in Karaikudi in Tamilnadu. Later the team would move to Singapore for rest of the shoot.
Earlier Singapore was fixed as one of the locations, but now due to practical reasons, especially since the makers preferred Bangkok to Singapore, the location has been changed and hence the change in name.
To be produced under the banner of MHM Productions, ‘Love in Bangkok’ has Mammootty playing the role of a very rich scrap dealer, who is called by everyone as ‘Machu’. And he has a habit of reading and treasuring old books that reach his hand. At a stage Machchu takes some very strange decisions regarding his life and the decision proves to be a turning point in his life.
The Mumbai model Keerthi Kulhar who features in the Taj Mahal tea ad with Saif Ali Khan is going to be Mammookka's heroine in the film.
Kochi and Bangkok will be the two prime locations for the shoot of this film. ‘Love in Bangkok’ is expected to  hit the screens on January 26th next year.

MAYABAZAR - REVIEW

Maya Bazaar was eagerly awaited by fans of Mammootty, who were longing to see their favourite star dance and sing and fight and utter the best of dialogues.

But the film turns out to be a disappointment and offers nothing spectacular at all. Though it doesn't bore you, it doesn't entertain you either. And since people were expecting a full-fledged entertainer in the vein of Rajamanickam and Thurupu Gulan, they feel badly let down because Maya Bazaar doesn't come anywhere close.

Maya Bazaar is a place in a village called Mayannoor where people sell parts dismantled from old and discarded vehicles. There is a bunch of interesting characters that we come across in Maya Bazaar. Rameshan is a good-hearted guy who had come from elsewhere and established himself in Maya Bazaar. He has a coterie of friends who are always with him. With the money he earns by selling automobile parts, he feeds patients at the local hospital. His father Damodaran, known popularly as 'Akkiri' Damodaran, is a foot loose type of guy who comes to live with his son every once in a while. The two of them are more like friends. Then there is Bhadran, who too is in the spare parts business. He is at loggerheads with Rameshan.

Maya, a young girl who lives in Maya Bazaar with her mother assists the elderly Jose in running his tea-shop. She loves Rameshan, but the latter doesn't seem to reciprocate this love. Bhadran on the other hand wants to marry Maya and hence doesn't like her having any soft feelings for Rameshan. Life goes on like this in Maya Bazaar until one day Rameshan happens to see at the local hospital, the dead body of a person killed in a road accident. The person looks exactly like him. Moreover there are many things about the dead person that seem mysterious. Things take a new turn from here.

The idea of setting the story against a place like Maya Bazaar is interesting. The place itself, the jobs that people there do for a living, and things related to their lives could indeed have been used as fodder for a good entertainer. But the story that the film has chosen to narrate lacks appeal and the narration itself is unimpressive.

Though Mammootty as Rameshan is good, something is lacking in his performance. He tries his best to be lively and energetic, but he doesn't get anywhere close to the performance he delivered in films Rajamanickam, Mayavi etc. Perhaps he is fed up doing such characters again and again. Maya (Sheela in Tamil), who plays the role of Maya in the film, is just about OK. Rajan P. Dev as the hero's father is his usual self. Kalabhavan Mani as Bhadran does full justice to his role in his characteristic style. Tisca Chopra doesn't have much to do and fails to impress. Suraaj Venjaramoodu, Salim Kumar, Bijukuttan etc are just passable.

Technical aspects are in sync with the mood and the tempo of the film. Art-director Prashanth Madhav has done a good job with the sets and deserves appreciation. The songs are just about average. In short, Maya Bazaar, intended to be a colourful entertainer, turns out to be a rather drab affair.


(Nowrunning)

Good Opening for MayaBazar

Mammootty's latest filck 'MayaBazar' got released on Wednesday and the actor took the day off to celebrate with his family. The film has opened to a good response across centres in Kerala.
Directed by Thomas Sebastian, the film is inspired from the real-life story of a person who provided food packets to patients in a hospital near Thrissur district. In the film, Mammootty carries food packets for the ailing patients at the nearby hospital every noon.

'Maya Bazaar' has been released only in B and C class theatres because of the controversy in the Malayalam film industry that started when Kerala Film Producers Association (KFPA) decided to exhibit new releases in maximum centres in the first week itself but the film Exhibitors Association had opposed the move.

Earlier, new films were being released in 48 centres but it was increased to 85 centres six months ago.
Suresh Kumar, who leads the Producers Association, said the present controversy with the Exhibitors Association is going to end today itself.

"All the issues are being discussed and from tomorrow onwards all the main centres would also be releasing these films," said Kumar.

But state owned Kerala State Film Development Corporation decided to screen 'Maya Bazaar' at the main centres as well.

Mohanlal's latest movie 'Kurukshetra', a film directed by former commando Major Ravi based on the Kargil conflict, was slated for release today.

"I wish that Mohanlal's film too had been released today, but the release didn't take place due to some problem," said Mammootty.

Meanwhile, huge crowds were seen in all the theatres where 'Maya Bazaar' was released.

Source: IANS

'Mayabazar' - Mammootty's Ramadan Gift to Fans

Kochi, Oct 1 (IANS) Ace Malayalam superstar Mammootty treated his fans with his latest movie "Maya Bazaar" on the occasion of Eid.
The film released here Wednesday and the actor took the day off to celebrate with his family.
"I have taken the day off to be with my family to celebrate Ramadan. My daughter has come, but my son is in Singapore. I am certainly happy that my new film has got good reports," Mammootty told IANS.
Mammootty also said that he took part in the prayers here.

Directed by Thomas Sebastian, the film is inspired from the real-life story of a person who provided food packets to patients in a hospital near Thrissur district. In the film, Mammootty carries food packets for the ailing patients at the nearby hospital every noon.

"Maya Bazaar" has been released only in B and C class theatres because of the controversy in the Malayalam film industry that started when Kerala Film Producers Association (KFPA) decided to exhibit new releases in maximum centres in the first week itself but the film Exhibitors Association had opposed the move.

Earlier, new films were being released in 48 centres but it was increased to 85 centres six months ago.

Suresh Kumar, who leads the Producers Association, said the present controversy with the Exhibitors Association is going to end today itself.

"All the issues are being discussed and from tomorrow onwards all the main centres would also be releasing these films," said Kumar.

But state owned Kerala State Film Development Corporation decided to screen "Maya Bazaar" at the main centres as well.

Another Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's latest movie "Kurukshetra", a film directed by former commando Major Ravi based on the Kargil conflict, was slated for release today.

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