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Mammootty in B Unnikrishnan movie

Scenarist B. Unni-krishnan made his directorial debut with Smart City, a film starring Suresh Gopi, which, however, did not work out well at the box- office. And then came Madambi, with Mohanlal in the lead role. The film was a hit. And after Madambi, Unnikrishnan once again teamed up with Suresh Gopi to deliver IG, an action flick. And now, the much sought-after scenarist-director is all set to team up with Mammootty for the first time in a film titled, Pramaani.

The film will be produced under the banner of Surya Cinema by B.C. Joshi, who had earlier produced Madambi. The film, which will also have in key roles Nedumudi Venu, Jagathy Sreekumar, Salim Kumar, Suraaj Venjaramoodu etc, will feature script by B.Unnikrishnan himself. The film will start rolling in January 2010 and will be released in March.

Prithviraj to act as Mammootty's Brother

Prithviraj who acted with Mammootty as his die-hard fan in Oneway Ticket is to act with the superstar in the movie Pollachi Raja directed by debutant filmmaker Vaishakan. Prithvi will be seen in the role of Mammootty's younger brother Sudhi.
 
Vipin Prabhakar directed Oneway Ticket did not fare well at the box office. Prithviraj was seen as jeep driver who is an ardent fan of superstar Mammootty. Mammootty did a cameo role in the movie. Director Vaishakan has worked with ace directors like Joshi and others, before he decided to direct a movie on his own.

There would be two heroines in this movie and the filmmaker is on the look out for suitable heroines for his movie. Others in the crew are also to be decided. The shooting is expected to start in December this year.

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Vinoo Anand to direct Mammootty

Director Vinoo Anand of Oruvan and Heartbeats fame will be director of mega star Mammootty's new film to be produced by M.K. Nazar under the banner of Good Line. This yet-to-be-titled movie is scripted by Bipin Chandran of Mammootty's latest movie Daddy Cool. More details are awaited.
Meanwhile, Mammootty is getting ready to play a Karnatak-based Malayalee estate owner in director Shafi's new film Chattambinadu, scheduled to start rolling from September 9 at the locations in and around Pollachi. After the successive hits Mayavi and Thommanum Makkalum, this is the third time that Mammootty and Shafi come together for a film. Lakshmi Rai will be the heroine.

Lakshmi Rai’s hat trick with Mammootty

The name is spreading like wild fire as to who is the current heart throb of the Malayalam superstar Mammootty. Before you jump to any conclusion we are not talking about any romantic escapades of the star in his real life, but those of his reel life.If once Sumalatha, Suhasini , shobhana , Saritha, Seema and others used to be his onscreen pair, then the latest entrant into the list is non other than Lakshmi Rai. Post the success of To Harihar Nagar , the actress has been much in demand. The actress who had earlier worked with Mammootty in Annan Thambi and Parunthu has been signed a third time for the forthcoming Malayalam movie Chattambinadu.


This Shafi directed movie to be produced by Anto Joseph will soon commence shooting in Pollachi and is slated to release during the Christmas season this year.

Nadiya Maidu as Mammootty’s sister

Nadiya Moidu back in film with Mammootty as his sister. The actress, who was last seen in Malayalam films 15 years ago, has agreed to star as superstar Mammootty’s twin sister in Double, a Malayalam film. Double is produced by Narayanadas under the banner of Creative Team and will be directed by Sohan Sinulal. The remaining cast includes Salimkumar, Suraj Venjaaramoodu and Bijukuttan. Sachi and Sethu will script the film.

Nadiya, who is active in Kannada films for supporting roles, was last seen in Malayalam in Vadhu Doctoranu (1994) as Ammukutty.

Mammootty honoured as Actor of the decade

The award ‘Actor of the decade’ has conferred on Mammootty during the Jai Hind Utsav Film Awards ceremony, organized by Jai Hind TV at Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode on Sunday to mark its second anniversary,
Other award-winners are: Dileep (producer of Twenty:20 best film); Prithviraj (best actor); Gopika (best actress); Ranjith (best director); Jayaram (most popular actor), Jagathy Sree Kumar (overall contribution to Malayalam cinema); Sreenivasan (excellence in different aspects of film-making); Siddique (second best actor); Samvruta Sunil (second best actor); G. Venugopal (best singer); Manjari (best female singer); and Lalu Alex (special award).
Music programmes featuring Blaze and Vasundhara Das, dance by film actor Sweta Menon and special sessions devoted to singer Mohammed Rafi and music director Baburaj are held.

A Manly send-off to Murali

There were no tears, except the tiny drops that escaped the eyes of KPAC Lalitha and Sona Nair. The flower vendor who had found a convenient spot beneath a shade tree on the Kerala University Senate Hall campus couldn’t sell a single rose petal. No one shouted ‘Murali will live through us’ when his mortal remains were brought to the Hall or taken out from there.
Murali had abhorred tears. For, they were not manly. Flowers he had not loved. They reminded you of weak-hearted Romeos. And, sloganeering was taboo as he firmly believed in action, not speeches. But grief, frozen as an iceberg, pervaded the atmosphere like the dank odour of wilted marigold flowers.

On the dais of the University Senate Hall, Murali slept like a king on a bed of flowers. He was draped with a red flag that reminded one of comrade TK in ‘Lal Salaam’. Beside his body sat comrades Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, M.A. Baby, P.K. Sreemathi, P.K. Gurudasan and K.P. Rajendran. Comrades V.S. Achuthananadan, Veliyam Bhargavan and Pinarayi Vijayan also had come to offer the red salute.
``It was here that he celebrated his silver jubilee in acting,’’ said Arun, one of the organisers of the programme in 2005. The Murali Show, organised by the Kerala University Union, had brought together the director of ‘Njattadi’, Murali’s first film; Priyanandanan, director of Murali’s National award-winning movie

‘Neythukaran’; Sona Nair, Murali’s heroine in ‘Neythukaran’, and many of his close friends.
An overwhelmed Murali had spoken for more than one-and-a-half hours that day. A speech that covered his childhood, his days as a stage actor, his association with Narendraprasad and the ups and downs in the film industry.

The same Senate Hall witnessed the birth of Dhamani, the cultural association of Kerala University employees which was co-founded by Murali when he had served as a University employee. Dhamani’s volunteers were seen doing everything possible to help the police and the Cultural Department officials to complete the proceedings smoothly. Their banner and badges portrayed Murali as ‘Abhinayakalayile Neythukaran’.
Hundreds had thronged the Senate Hall campus to pay homage to the great actor since morning. When his body finally reached the venue by 1.15 p.m., hundreds were waiting in queue. They patiently moved in three lines to reach the stage. Some offered a handful of flowers at his feet.
Mammootty was there along with Innocent and Idavela Babu to pay last respects on behalf of AMMA. Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Madhu, Nedumudi Venu and Kavalam Narayana Panikkar were there. Actress Priyanka, actor-directors Venu Nagavally, Balachandra Menon and Madhupal, directors K. Madhu, Syamaprasad, T.K. Rajeev Kumar, B. Unnikrishnan, Blessy, M.A. Nishad, Nemom Pushparaj, Priyanandanan and Lenin Rajendran and actors Sreenivasan, Manoj K. Jayan, Sreekumar, Poojappura Ravi, Kochu Preman, Saikumar, M.R. Gopakumar and Maniyanpilla Raju reached the Senate Hall to pay their tributes.
Speaker K. Radhakrishnan and host of political leaders, including Opposition Leader Oommen Chandy, KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala, Congress (S) president Kadannappally Ramachandran, BJP state president P.K. Krishnadas and Kerala Congress chairman P.J. Joseph also paid their tributes.
Chalachitra Academy Chairman K.R. Mohanan, V. Sivankutty MLA, Mayor C. Jayan Babu and City Police Commissioner M.R. Ajith Kumar led the arrangements at the venue.

Murali had abhorred tears. Flowers he had not loved. And, sloganeering was taboo as he firmly believed in action, not speeches.
(Indian Express)
 
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Ace Malayalam actor Murali passed away

Perhaps, you can term it as a deplorable period for film industry as we have been witnessing the demise of eminent personalities in a short time. On June 28, ace filmmaker Lohithadas, aged 54, breathed his last due to cardiac arrest. Then, after a month on July 29, actor Rajan P Dev died after prolonged illness of high sugar level. Now, it’s actor Murali (55) who passed away last night at a private hospital. Closer sources revealed that the actor had suffered from high diabetes over a long time.
Born in 1954, the actor started-off his career as a Government clerk and later gave it up for the sake of acting. His debut film ‘Njattadi’ directed by Bharath Gopi didn’t witness success, but won him laurels for the best performance. He was honored five times with State Government awards and 2002-National award.
Apart from Malayalam films, Murali made great waves in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. Some of his Tamil flicks, ‘Gemini’, ‘Dum Dum Dum’, ‘Ram’, ‘Ae’ ‘Polladhavan’ gained him appreciations. He has also donned prominent role in Surya’s ‘Aadhavan’ directed by K.S. Ravikumar.

We convey our heartfelt condolence to the grieving family members and close friends.

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Mammootty's Play House comes up with Rithu

Film star Mammootty's distribution firm Play House is all set for its first release this month. It will be the film Rithu, and it is going to be directed by Shyamaprasad. The movie features all youngsters and will open up in the theatres as the first movie from Play House. Like the characters the story will also revolve around youngsters and their trial and tribulations. The film is being planned for a release in 30 stations on the 8th of August.

During the Onam festival Play House is planning to come up with Kaanakanmani the new movie from Jayaram. The film is directed by Akku Akbar. It is written by Gireeshkumar and it stars Padmapriya and is said to be releasing by the third of next month.

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Mammootty teams with Dileep again

Mammootty and Dileep get together again. It is nothing less than a celebration for the Malayalee audiences for their superstar and popular actor are coming together after they were last seen together in Rakshasa Rajavu in 2001.

This movie by Anwar Rasheed is expected to portray Mammootty and Dileep as brothers, with Mammootty playing the elder brother and Dileep, the younger brother. This is to be Anwar Rasheed's third movie with Mammootty, after his two earlier hit movies Rajamanikyam and Annan Thampi. With the ecript getting ready it needs to be seen as to who would be the heroine in this movie.

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