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Paleri Manikkam postponed

Mammootty's eagerly awaited Paleri Manikkam, directed by Ranjit which was to be the star’s Bakrid release (November 27) has been postponed due to “unavoidable circumstances” by a week to December 3.

The period crime thriller of a CBI officer who investigates a case which happened in the late 50's in which Mammootty is having two different looks was one of the eagerly awaited films of the year. The buzz on this Ranjith directed film is very good.

Meanwhile the postponement of the release of Paleri Manikkam has worked to the advantage of Neelathamara, which will now get a solo Bakrid release.


Mammootty chief guest at IFFI closing ceremony

Mammootty would be the chief guest at the concluding session of the prestigious International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.

It is another feather on Mammooka’s cap, as normally only Bollywood stars are given the honor by the organisers to be present at the valedictory function.

It also shows the growing influence of Malayalam films at the national level.

Mammootty is on a roll as two of his finest movies are getting screened at IFFI starting on November 23.

His Kutty Sranku will be premièred for the first time in India at the Indian Panorama section and the stars critically acclaimed box-office hit Pazhassi Raja will only be screened at the festival.

Mammootty as Marthanda Varma

It is hearing that Mammootty was approached by a Chennai-based producer with the project for a bilngual, in Malayalam and Tamil, to be produced at a budget of Rs 40 crore. It is heard that the superstar gave his consent immediately and the project would take off in early 2012.

Marthanda Varma, who ruled Travancore from 1729 to 1758, could be described as the architect of modern Travancore. He extended the boundaries of the small princely state to Kochi through a number of wars and treaties and made Travancore the strongest state in Kerala.

Pazhassiraja Tamil postponed again to Nov 20

The Malayalam super hit epic Pazhassi Raja’s Tamil version featuring Mammootty and Sarath Kumar and directed by Hariharan, was to release this Friday (Nov 13), but has now been postponed!

Due to heavy rains in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu the Tamil Version of Gokulam Gopalan produced Pazhassi Raja is postponed to next Friday (Nov 20), depending on the weather.

The buzz on those who saw the Tamil version is very good and most of the areas has been sold out.

Pazhassiraja Tamil release on November 13

Gokulam Gopalan’s Hariharan directed Mammootty- Sarath Kumar- Manoj K Jayan- Kaniha- Padmapriya epic drama Pazhassi Raja with music by Ilayaraja in Tamil is confirmed to release on November 13, all over Tamil Nadu.

Pazhassi Raja in Malayalam has turned out to be a super hit in Kerala and is reported to have collected more revenue in its first three weeks than the all time super hit Twenty:20 released in 2008.

Meanwhile the Tamil version of the film has been trimmed by 30 minutes and cut down from the original 3 hours 15 minutes to 2 hours and 45 minutes, making it even more slicker and racy.

Karunanidhi lauds Mammootty for Pazhassi Raja

Mega Blockbuster Malayalam movie Pazhassi Raja has been receiving many accolades, from its starting day itself. However it came as a great honour when Tamil Nadu chief Minister M Karunanidhi congratulated Mammootty for his fine-rate performance in the historic movie

The chief minister called up Mammootty on Thursday evening and conveyed his sincere appreciation for the star and for his performance in Pazhassi Raja. A special screening of the Tamil version of the movie was earlier held for the chief minister in Chennai, where after the show, he remarked, “Arpudhamana Padam”.

Mammootty in turn acknowledged the chief minister’s words of appreciation and said that eh was indeed honoured to have been bestowed with such great appreciation from the Karanavar.Earlier during their conversation Mammootty and Karunanidhi had a detailed conversation regarding various nuances of cinema as an art.

Kanika opposite Mammootty in Droner

Kanika is the new star in the Malayalam film industry. After the tremendous success of Bhagyadevatha and the latest super hit movie Pazhassi Raja, there has been no looking back for the actress. The actress has virtually breathed life into the role of Kaitheri Makkam in Pazhassi Raja.

After that scintillating performance the actress has been roped in to perform another vital role in the upcoming Malayalam movie Droner by director Shaji Kailas, opposite Mammootty. Shwetha Vijay who had made her debut opposite Sureshgopi in the movie Kadaksham is also making her appearance onscreen as another heroine opposite Mammootty.

Apart from Mammootty, Kanika and Shwetha Vijay, the movie also features Thilakan and Manoj K Jayan in prominent roles. A K Sajan handles the script of this movie which is being produced by Aroma. The shooting has already begun in Ottappalam, Kerala.


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