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       MOVIES  
         Mammootty to play ‘4’ feet tall character    
 
 
After playing Putturumees in Soorya Maanasam and the lead role in Ponthan Mada, for the first time in his career Mammootty will be playing an entirely different character. He will play a four feet tall character in Nadirshah’s new film.

 
         Prithvi, Narain, Bhavana again    
 
 
Prithviraj and Narain are teaming up again. Narain is for the first time acting with Jinu Abraham, script writer of Prithviraj’s Masters and London Bridge, directorial debut.

 
         Even if Vidya has gone, Amy will come: Kamal    
 
 
Director Kamal has said the production of Amy, the biopic on late poet and writer Kamala Suraiyya, will not be affected even if actress Vidya Balan has stepped back from the project.

 
         Suresh Gopi's son as hero again    
 
 
Panchara Palumuttai is the film in which Suresh Gopi’s son Gokul Suresh is acting after acting in the the film Muthu. Devi Ajith is producing the film and newbie Sharon K Vipin is directing the film.

 
         Shamna's new film Rakshasi    
 
 
Shamna aka Poorna will next act in a horror film Rakshasi, a sequel to Calling bell. The actress said she chose the character as there was a great scope for acting in it. Panna Royal is directing the film. "Always, I give importance to scripts. If they are worth acting, I will give my dates," Shamna says. In Rakshasi, she will be playing the mother of two children.

 
         Fahadh again in Vineeth film    
 
 
After the film Ayal Njanalla, Fahadh Faasil and Vineeth Kumar, who is actor as well as director, are uniting. Now Vineeth is acting in VKP's film Careful. After completing Careful's shoot, the shoot of Fahadh film will begin- that is in July, probably. In VKP's film, Vineeth will do a media person's role. Vijay Babu, Parvathy Nambiar, Joemol and Sandhya Raju are the artistes in Careful. Meanwhile, Fahadh is busy with Dilesh Pothen's Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum and Rafi's

 
         Again in role with a difference    
 
 
After a small gap Swetha Menon is back in a different role in P T Kunhu Muhammed's film. She will play actress Prayaga's mother's role.The character's name is Saira. Saira will be coming to Kerala with her daughter Mumtaz after arson breaks out in Mumbai.There they take shelter in Mansoor's house. Mansoor is played by Aanandam fame Roshen. Saira, who is living with the hope that her daughter's would-be will come to take them back to Mumbai, suddenly falls into a dark side of li

 
         Mammootty along with Iniya    
 
 
After a brilliant performance in Swarnakkaduva directed by Jose Thomas, Iniya is acting in Director Ranjith’s Puthen Panam. She is playing the role of a Tamil lass, who will be seen with Mammootty’s character. Ranjith had been bowled over by Iniya’s wonderful performance in Swarnakkaduva. Later, he took her number from script writer Babu Janardhanan and invited her to be part of his next film.

 
         No prob with company partner: Sandra    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Giving a new twist to the story of a tiff between Friday Movies partner Sandra Thomas and actor Vijay Babu,Sandra said there existed no problem between them. What they had between them was a frivoulous issue adn everything now remains solved, she has said on her Facebook post.

 
         Bollywood mourns veteran actor Om Puri's sudden demise    
 
 
MUMBAI: Bollywood celebrities including Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar and Javed Akhtar expressed their shock over veteran actor Om Puri's sudden demise, calling it a huge loss to Indian cinema. The actor, who gave countless memorable performances in movies of diverse genres, died at his residence here this morning after a massive heart attack. He was 66. Taking to social media, Puri's former co-stars and friends mourned his death.

 
         Mammootty comes with Comedy entertainer    
 
 
Mammootty will play the lead in a new comedy entertainment to be directed by Sethu. The star will play a common man, a departure from his usual mass look. He will join the sets after completing the shoot of Puthen Panam and The Great Father. The film will be set against the backdrop of Kuttanad. The cast of the film is yet to be selected. Young actor Unnimukunthan will assist direction. This is his first innings behind the camera. It is reported that Mammootty will do a parallel shoot for

 
         Dulqar’s next with Ra Karthik    
 
 
Reports say Dulqar Salman who made his Tamil entry through Mani Ratnam’s O K Kanmani will be back in Kollywood again. The actor is all set to act in debutant Ra Karthik’s film.

 
         Trisha in 26/11-based film    
 
 
2017 is expected to give a big start to Trisha. She will be appearing in different get-ups in different films. The latest one to sign is Tamil-Telugu film titled 1818. New Comer Rithun Sagar is directing the film. The film is based on the Mumbai terror attack of 2008. Trisha will appear as a hotel staff.

 
         Gauthami in Mollywood again    
 
 
Gauthami is gearing up for another innings in Malayalam after her 2003 Malayalam release Varum Varunnu Vannu. In Viswasapoorvam Manzoor to be directed by P T Kunju Muhammed, she will do the role of a modern modern mother. Prayaga Martin and Roshen Mathew will do the main characters in the film. The name of Gauthami's character is Maliyekkal Fathibi. She is the mother of Mansoor to be played by Ro. A mother and daughter enter their life and events that unfold makes for the film. Thalassery

 
         Mohanlal, Pavan Kalyan team up    
 
 
Last year was a year of hits for super star Mohanlal. He got hits in both Malayalam and Telugu. Now he is getting ready to act in a Telugu film to be directed by Thrivikram Sreenivas. Pavan Kalyan is the hero and Keerthy Suresh the heroine. It is reported that Lal is being considered for a significant role in the film. But this report is not confirmed. If this project materialises, it will be a film where two superstars of South India will unite.

 
         Vyshak’s big budget film ‘Raja 2’    
 
 
Vyshak, who made the super hit film Pokkiriraja with Mammootty and Prithviraj in lead roles, is back with Raja 2. The punch dialogue of the character of Raja enacted by Mammootty in the film is still in the minds of the Keralites.

 
         Prithviraj with Gautham Menon    
 
 
Gautham Menon’s long-cherished dream was to direct a film with South Indian stars from four languages. Though the names of Puneeth Rajkumar, Chimpu and Sai Dharam Tej have been doing the rounds for the past several months, official confirmation in this regard is yet to happen.

 
         Nayan-Nivin pair?    
 
 
There are reports that Nayantara and Nivin Pauly will pair up in the film to be directed by Dhyan Sreenivasan, who will also script the film. The film is likely to go on the floors next year. The rest of the cast is not known. In the last year, Nayans acted only in two films with Mammootty in Malayalam. Her condition is that she will only sign for good films.

 
         Joemol, Vineeth Kumar together after 27 yrs    
 
 
Don’t you remember two child artistes who appeared as Chanthu and Unniyarcha in Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha? Later they appeared in various on-screen roles when they grew up but never had they acted together in a film. Now after 27 years’ gap both are pairing up in a film. Joemol, who kept herself away from the film field post marriage, is now getting ready for a comeback through V K Prakash’s film Careful. Joemol is doing Vineeth Kumar’s wife’s role.

 
         Aju Varghese as Plus Two student    
 
 
In the film Aby starring Vineeth Sreenivasan, Aju Varghese will play a Plus Two student. Aju himself had posted on his Facebook page the photo of him standing with a school bag and dressed up as a Plus Two student. The film to be directed by Sreekanth Murali tells the story of a youth who loves to fly. Santhosh Echikkanam has written the script of the film. Mareena Michael will appear as the heroine. Aby will hit theatres in January.

 
         Nadirsha to direct Mammootty    
 
 
In the new film to be directed by Nadirsha, mega star Mammootty will play the lead. Script-writer Benny P Nayarambalam has informed that the script work is progressing. Nadirsha will be directing the film giving importance to humour, his forte; his earlier experiments with humours had succeeded.

 
         Man behind Aamir's 'Dangal' look to reveal secrets in book    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The nutritionist who helped superstar Aamir Khan lose multiple kilos of fat and simultaneously gain several kilos of muscle for "Dangal" is all set to come out with a book on fat loss uniquely designed for the Indian body. In the book tentatively titled "The Dhurandhar Fat-Loss Diet", Dr Nikhil Dhurandhar talks of a thoughtfully- constructed, scientifically-based diet that strategically harnesses the muscle-preserving and hunger-reducing power of protein from non-vegetarian as

 
         Nivin, Sindra as twins    
 
 
Nivin and Sindra are acting as twins in a much-awaited film titled ‘Njandukalude Nattil Oru Edavela’. The film is expected to hit the theatres in the beginning of next year. Premam fame Althaf is the director. The film is a family story with humour add-ons. The shoot of the film is complete and now the dubbing is in progress. Nivin plays the role of rowdy character from coastal area.

 
         Nivin-Shyama Prasad film is Hey Jude    
 
 
Nivin Pauly and South Indian queen actress Trisha Kannan are appearing in important roles. The film has been titled Hey Jude. Shyama Prasad is directing the film. When there is a rumour that Trisha was selected at the behest of Nivin, the actor denying it saying, “it was the director who selected the heroine and I don’t make unnecessary interference in other aspects of cinema. It will be a feel-good entertainer,” he said. Nivin and Shyama Prasad are uniting after the critically accl

 
         Bhavana, Prithviraj in Adam    
 
 
After a small gap, Prithviraj and Bhavana are coming together in new comer Jinu Abraham’s film Adam. Bollywood star Misthy Chakrabarti is Prithvi’s heroine. The director said characters of both Bhavana and the heroine will have the same importance.

 
         Sindhra in Parava    
 
 
Parava is Saubin Shahir’s debut directorial work that tells the story about two boys from Mattancherry. Dulquer Salmaan is doing a guest role. The latest news about the film is that Sindhra is also acting in the film. She is a close friend of Saubin.

 
         Mammootty, Dileep will be here in New Year    
 
Megastar Mammootty and popular actor Dileep will make their presence felt on big screens during this New Year. Mammootty film The Great Father and Dileep film Georgettans Pooram will release in January.

 
         Fresh face in Mithun Manuel's film    
 
 
Sonu Anna Jacob will be debuting in the film Alamara to be directed by Mithun Manuel. She will be playing a village girl called Divya Pavithran who is training herself for bank officer's job. Sonu, a CA student is in thrills as she is going make an entry in the film field through Mithun's film.

 
         Bhavana's life hero is Naveen    
 
 
Actress Bhavana is making news after a gap. Now the news is spreading that her marriage will happen in coming April. Bhavana’s mother Pushpa responds to this. “Bhavana will marry Kannada producer Naveen. The marriage was fixed by her father himself. Once the date is fixed, she will make it public. It is for her to decide on whether to continue acting or not, post marriage,” she said.

 
         A film on Sasikala    
 
 
A film on the life of Sasikala, intimate friend of former chief minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa, is in the making. Noted Bollywood director Ram Gopal Varma will be making the film on Sasikala and has named it Shashikala. He announced the film on Twitter.

 
 
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