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Mammootty's King and Commissioner - Gallery

Twenty years after Renji Panikkar and Shaji Kailas are coming together with King and Commissioner. Mammootty will play the bureaucrat while Suresh Gopi enacts the role of the cop.

Check out the Gallery of King and Commissioner here:

IT Raid @ Mammootty's Residence - Video

IT raids offices, homes of Mammootty and Mohanlal

 Income tax sleuths have raided the houses, offices and hotels of Malayalam film stars Mammootty and Mohanlal. Both the Kerala-based actors have been asked to appear before tax officials in person here.

The searches started at 6.30am on Friday morning with 80 officials simultaneously verifying records at their homes in Kochi and numerous offices in Chennai, Bangalore and Thiruvananthapuram.

IT sleuths cited a huge gap in the IT returns and the income the superstars make in a year. Both have the same chartered accountant who has his head office in Thiruvananthapuram. The initial statements from both the actors have been taken.

The taxmen have reportedly seized several documents. Official sources report that the team has also found an elephant tusk from Mohanlal's Kochi residence.

Residence of Mohanlal's close aid Antony Perumbavoor is also being raided, said the official.

Mammootty is expected to appear before IT officials in the evening as he was in Chennai when the raids began, while Mohanlal may not arrive Friday as he is shooting in the coastal town of Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.
IT officials reached Rameswaram and took a statement from Mohanlal.

The extensive raids, it now appears, were kept secret by the IT department and also a well planned one as officials also closed in on the business associates of the two superstars.

The officials reached the home of Mohanlal in the Kerala capital where his aged mother resides.

For Mammootty, the raid came a day after his son's engagement in Chennai. Sources close to him say he has left for Kochi.

Mohanlal has interests in film production, distribution, IT education and also the hospitality industry. Besides, he is an active player in the real estate sector along with his close friends.

Mammootty's interests also include a film production house and he is the patron of a new boutique hospital in Bangalore.

Those questioned include Mohanlal and Mammootty's main business partners, producer Antony Perumbavoor and Anto Joseph respectively.

One bedroom of Mohanlal at his Kochi residence is yet to be opened because a bio-metric gadget makes entry possible only with the fingerprints of close family members.

Last week Kozhikode businessman K.A. Rauf, without naming anyone, said a Malayalam superstar and a business house in the state were engaged in a huge real estate deal in Maharashtra.

The IT officials locked the homes from inside and no one was allowed to come in or go out as they prepared their report based on the superstars' IT returns. 

Mammootty is my role model: Vikram

Tamil superstar Vikram has revealed that Mammootty is his role model. The actor says that the Malayalam Megastar has always inspired him to do a variety of roles.

Vikram says that though Mammootty has acted in several films as a police officer, he has been able to do all of them quite different from one another.

The actor also says that he doesn't like to be dragged into the number game. "I have no intention to be known as the Number One star, by doing one action role after the other. I would like to do a variety of characters instead," he adds.

Vikram is all set for a release this week with Deivathirumagal. This is rumored of be his best performance till date, and is said to have been admired by the members of the censor board as well.

Mammootty and Shyamaprasad together again

The last time Mammootty and Shyamaprasad came together was for 'Ore Kadal', that was much appreciated by fans and critics alike.

The director and the actor would be joining hands again for a crime story now, and the film would be scripted by Shyamaprasad himself.

'Ore Kadal' had won several awards and accolades at national and international level, and the news of the director and the actor coming together, is hence welcomed by lovers of good cinema.

This film would be produced by Vindhyan, who had also produced other Shyamaprasad films like 'Ore Kadal' and 'Electra'.

Mammootty - Aashiq Abu's 'Gangster' to start soon

Not many of us would have forgotten the swank and stylish Mammootty in 'Daddy Cool'.

The film's director has just completed his new film 'Salt 'n Pepper' that has Lal and Swetha Menon in the lead roles.

After the release of Salt 'n Pepper, Aashiq would be joining hands with Mammootty again for a film titled 'Gangster'. The film is expected to be one of the most stylish underworld films ever made in the country.

Parthiban and Rohini Hathangadi would do key roles in the film. The heroine of the film is yet to be finalised.


Kalamandir Foundation, the Trust formed under the able guidance of Kalamandir Management is looking forward to serve the needy in the society. Promoted by Kalamandir, the foundation offers the promise of a better tomorrow, through it service projects.

The objective of Kalamandir Foundation is to help all the needy in the society in whatever way could be possible.  During yester years, they have been piloting the service by lending their helping hand to NGOs�, in all possible ways and had witnessed many lives changed for better. Through creating opportunities and working towards a more equitable society, Kalamandir Foundation has made small, but effective strides in rebuilding humanity.

As part of its 1st anniversary on 7th July, Kalamandir kalyan says  Foundation has initiated the �SUPER STAR ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN 2011�. This initiative is being endorsed by celebrities of Tollywood, Kollywood & Mollywood. The list of celebrities includes Ravi Teja, Vikram, Mammootty, Ambareesh, Lakshmi Manchu, Prakash Raj, Samantha, Mamta Mohandas, Allari Naresh, Puri Jaganath, Krish, Rock line Venkatesh, Upendra, krish, devakata, sukumar, sandeep ,tapsee  and others who are coming together to raise their voice against drugs.

This is a unique initiative in Andhra Pradesh by Kalamandir Foundation and it is attracting many other celebrities in the cine circuit to be a part of it. According to a report, there are nearly 70million drug users in the country and nearly 5000 people below 21 years die due to drug overdose each year. With drug abuse becoming rampant, the foundation has decided to create awareness regarding the same. With drug abuse leading to HIV, Cancer and other criminal acts, this step by the foundation is being hailed by the cine folks.

Mammootty awarded Best Actor in 58th Filmfare Awards (South)

The 58th Filmfare Awards South ceremony honoring the winners and nominees of the best of South Indian cinema in 2010 was held on July 2, 2011 in Hyderabad. Megastar Mammootty awarded Best Actor (Malayalam) for the film Pranchiyettan and the saint. It also honored as the Best Film. Director Renjith, Biju Menon(Best Supporting Actor) also were in the star studded function.

Movie Review - Bombay March 12


Okay, this may be yet another film on terrorism, which is perhaps the favorite subject for quite a number of filmmakers these days.

But in all fairness, scenarist turned debutant director Babu Janardhanan’sBombay March 12 has tried to bring in a different pattern to the narrative here. But, how much does it work is the obvious question. At best, it does in parts.

The story begins from the accounts of Sameer (Mammootty), who is questioned by the cops quite often, just for being a Muslim at times. He is a municipal sweeper married to Abida (Roma).

Now the story starts to unfurl, not in a disciplined way, which is the highlight of the film as well. It’s like stitching together several scenes happening at various junctures and unveiling the hidden mysteries in the process.

Sameer was a Hindu priest Sanathana Bhat, hailing from Kasaragod, at some point of time. He goes to Pochampally in Andhra Pradesh and soon after certain unprecedented happenings, changes his life forever.

Also in one of the many flashback scenes, there is the story of Shajahan (Unni Mukundan), who is Abida’s brother. They belong to a poor Muslim family in Alappuzha and everyone in the family is happy when he gets a job in Mumbai.
But the train journey turns out to be a crucial one in his life.

Babu Janardhanan’s script is a complex one and the film has been made with lots of honesty, which is evident on screen. But the problem seems to be that it has been dealt with in a more serious way than the storyline demands.

As a result, the focus is limited to its pattern and the twists n turns that the story takes. Vipin Mohan’s visuals are okay. Afsal Yusuf’s tunes sound impressive.

Mammootty looks good and has done his parts with conviction, but is the role a really challenging one for an actor of his level? There are too many loose ends in the storyline which make things unconvincing as well. Like the transformation of Bhat to Sameer and also his marriage to Abida, have been shown in a rather hasty manner, quite different from the pace that the film has been following all along.

Roma looks quite different from her usual bubbly avatar and Unni Mukundan (who was seen in the Tamil version of Nandanam, called Seedan) makes an impressive debut in Malayalam. Sadique looks good as Abida’s dad.

Well, the film has a certain style which may be perfect for a certain section of viewers. If you can find a sync with its pace, the film can turn out to be a nice experience. Now, decide on your own if you belong to that category.

Verdict: Above Average


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