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Mammootty with T V Chandran again

  • Every time director T V Chandran and actor Mammootty had come together for a film, the duo has been able to create magic on screen.

    'Ponthanmada', 'Ormakal Undayirikkanam' and 'Danny' have all been films that have been acclaimed and much discussed.

    Now it has been reported that Mammootty and T V Chandran would come together again for another film.

    Chandran, who is busy shooting for 'Shankaranum Mohanum' with Jayasurya in the lead role, has already had a discussion about his new film with Mammootty.

    Film lovers in the state are all excited with the announcement of this new project, that would once again bring together two titans of Malayalam cinema.

Mammootty - Padmakumar teams again

Mammootty would be doing a double-role in a forthcoming movie directed by Padma-kumar, the maker of films likes Vaasthavam, Vargam and Shikkar. Padmakumar had earlier directed Mammootty in Parunthu, which flopped.
The Padmakumar-Mammootty film will pan the period from 1940 to 2011 and will have Kerala politics as the backdrop. Mammootty will essay a veteran politician who plays a key role in the state’s political developments. Mammootty will also play the son to this political leader in the film, which will be scripted by Babu Janardhanan.
Haneef Muhammed will produce the film, which is yet to be titled, under the banner of Red Rose Creations.
The actor has even signed to play the lead in Venicile Vyapari, a forthcoming film by hit-making director Shafi. The film will have script by James Albert, of Classmates fame and will be produced under the banner of Murali Films. Shamdut will be in charge of cinematography. The film is intended to be a full-length entertainer, like all Shafi films. The shoot will commence in the second week of July in Alappuzha and the film will hit screens in October.

Mammootty in 'Balyakaalasakhy'

After the movie 'Mathilukal' which gathered a lot of accolades and awards for its lead actor Mammooty, the megastar will once again come up in a character written by famous litterateur Vaikom Muhammed Basheer. Mammootty will now become Majeed in the filmi translation of famous work 'BalyakalaSakhy.

To be directed by Pramod Payyannur,the movie will be told in the viewpoint of Majeed, who has reached Calcutta. 

The movie which will tell the complicated life situations of Majeed will also refer in its backdrop the political equations that led to the division of pre-independent India.

The movie to be produced by Livin arts and Estheese media will have Shahzaaz Aman remixing a couple of classic songs to be included in the narratives.

Doubles - Review

What will happen when a director is all in awe of his hero, a way too much and tries to deify him in every possible shot? It works at times when the character demands such stuff, but in Doubles, it looks simply ridiculous.

Giri (Mammootty) and his twin sister Gouri (Nadia Moidu) runs an accident rescue unit in Pondicherry. The siblings have decided not to get married as they don’t want their affection to be shared with others. But the equations suddenly changes when a young girl named Saira Banu (Taapsee) becomes part of their life, after an accident.

The story goes through several topsy-turvy twists from then on, most of which are surprisingly inane. Misunderstandings, fights, comedy and of course, silly looking villains who talks big are all added into the narrative, quite generously. But all these can’t help a poorly written film that moves along aimlessly, most of the time.

Debutant director Sohan Seenulal has churned out a boring saga that defies logic most of the times. Most of the scenes look unconvincing and certain comic situations which involve Mammootty as well will make you cringe. It is quite amazing that no one associated with it realized that the script (written by Sachi - Sethu) was such a meaningless farce, while planning the film or even while making it!

Mammootty looks good (if you are ready to forget his rather ordinary looking wig) and tries his best, but this is one role which he can’t salvage even with his charm. Nadia Moidu, who returns to Malayalam films after a long break, has perhaps erred in choosing the right film to make her comeback, special. Taapsee, who played Dhanush’s heroine in the Tamil film Aadukalam, has nothing much to do and is seriously too young to play Mammootty’s pair.

The comic department takes things from bad to worse, with Suraj Venjaramoodu, Salim Kumar, Bijukkuttan and Anoop Chandran trying every trick in the book to generate laughs but falling flat in the process. Y Gee Mahendran, Anandraj, Suresh, Avinash and Saiju Kurup have done their roles in a fine way. P Sukumar’s visuals and James Vasanthan’s music are nothing to rave about.

Rating : 2/5

Doubles - Review

Mammootty's much awaited movie, Doubles is an action packed family entertainer.

Fans Verdict: 3.5/5

Detailed Review will come within a couple of hours. sorry for the inconvenience.


Mammootty and Shafi together for 'Venicile Vyaapaari'

Shafi, who is on cloud nine with two consecutive hits - 'Marykkundoru Kunjadu' and 'Makeup Man' - would now his new film with Mammootty.

Titled 'Venicile Vyaapaari', the film would be scripted by James Albert, who had scripted films like 'Classmates' and 'Cycle'.

Mammootty would play a merchant based in Alleppey in the film. Alleppey is renowned as the 'Venice of the East'.

Shafi is all excited about the project, and says that the film would be a rollicking comedy entertainer. At the same time, it would have a touching story at its core.

Doubles : Trailer

Mammootty to play Karunakaran?

The late K Karunakaran, was an iconic Congress leader and Chief Minister of Kerala.

Now director Padmakumar, is likely to bring him alive on the screen, with mega star Mammootty to enact Karunakaran's role.
The grapevine is abuzz that the film is about 'the life and times of the great Leader who shaped Kerala politics for over three decades'.

It is rumoured that Mammootty will appear in a double role as Karunakaran and his son Murali.
Director Padmakumar has roped in noted screenplay writer Babu Janardhanan who is now directing Mammootty's 1993 Bombay March 12 to pen the screenplay which revolves around the political scenario of Kerala during the last three decades.


First Look: Mammootty's next, Doubles

Mammootty and Nadia Moidu play twins -- Giri and Gouri -- in debutant director Sohan Seenulal's Malayalam film Doubles. The shooting of the film has been completed in Pondicherry and the film is ready for release. 

Nadia Moidu, who won accolades as a bubbly young girl in Fazil's Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu (1984), had been away from Malayalam cinema for a while now. She has done some well appreciated roles in Tamil during the recent years.  

Doubles is being produced by K K Narayanadas under the banner Reels on Wheels. The cinematographer is P Sukumar and the music director is James Vasanthan. Sachi and Sethu, the scenarists of films like Chocolate, Robin Hoodand Makeup Man, have written the script.

Tapsee, who was recently seen in Tamil film Aadukalam,  is also a part of th film's cast.

Things take a different turn in the lives of the twins, who run a rescue unit for accident victims, when a third person comes in between them. 

Mammootty, whose recent film August 15 did not make much of an impression on the audience, expects Doubles to do well. 

Mammootty and Nadia Moidu have acted together earlier in films like Shyama(1985) and Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal (1986).

Mammootty picks Anoop Kannan?

Mammootty well known for encouraging debutant directors is contributing a new director to the Malayalam industry.

Buzz is that Mammootty is going to act and produce the movie. Anoop Kannan who has been the associate director of Lal Jose is the lucky guy.

Anoop is all set to do wonders with his first directorial venture.

Reports says that Mammootty is very impressed with the script written byClassmates fame James Albert.

James Albert had completed the screenplay of the movie.


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