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       MOVIES  
         Nivin as Kochunni    
 
 
In Roshen Andrews’ next film, Nivin Pauly is acting as Kayamkulam Kochunni. It is reported that the budget of the film is Rs 12 crore. Boby-Sanjay team is writing the script. Kayamkulam Kochunni is a character that had become popular through Kottarathil Shankunni’s legends. Actor Sathyan had done the role of Kochunni in a film that released in 1960.

 
         Mammootty and Dulquer in Thrissur    
 
 
Mammootty and Dulquer are busy with the shoot of their new films. The ‘Great Father’ to be directed by newcomer Haneef Adeni will have Mammootty in the lead. The shoot of the film will start on September 4.

 
         Sonam Kapoor for biopic on PT Usha    
 
 
A biopic should be made on the life of P T Usha, the Queen of Indian tracks, opines Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor. “Recently, I acted in a biopic. If a woman athlete’s life is to be made into a film, it should be that of P T Usha, first. We have celebrated athletes’ victory. That is why we have made films based on the life of sportsmen like Milkha Singh. It has been an inspiration for many. Again there are many sports personalities whose life could be made a film,” Sonam said.

 
         Dileep speaks Thrissur slang    
 
 
Dileep becomes another hero who speaks Thrissur slang on screen. Dileep is doing such a role in a new film to be directed by Biju Arookutty. In films such as Thoovanathumbikal, Pranchiyettan and the Saint, Punyalan Agarbatheese and Sapthamasree Thaskara, Thrissur language was an important attraction.

 
         Deepika on Forbes' list of world's highest paid actresses    
 
 
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has made her debut among the world's top 10 highest paid actresses with earnings of USD 10 million dollars in a list alongside Hollywood heavyweights Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and "Friends" star Jennifer Anniston.

 
         This was Sukanya from Bengal...    
 
 
It was not long before news about obscene videos purportedly featuring Tamil actress Sukanya started appearing on websites. It is said that following the leak of the video, she was arrested from a five-star hotel in Goa. Even the video of the arrest was circulated.

 
         Prithviraj pairs up with Manju Warrier    
 
 
Two high-profile artistes – Prithviraj and Manju Warrier are pairing up for the first time in a film. The film titled Gabriel and Malakhamarum will be directed by Venu.

 
         Mammootty in Jeethu Joseph film    
 
 
When Jeethu Joseph was about to direct Memories and Drisyam he wished Mammootty had played the lead in them. This is no more a secret. That wish didn’t come true then. But, now the mega star has said ‘yes’ to his call.

 
         Fahadh with Namitha Pramod for first time    
 
 
Namitha Pramod will be paired opposite Fahadh Faasil in director Rafi’s film. She is paired opposite him for the first time. The film yet to be titled would be a full entertainer.

 
         Thamanna in Malayalam    
 
 
Thamanna who made a big comeback through Bahubali is getting busier day by day; Bollywood film with Ranveer Kapoor, Prabhu Deva's multilingual and more are in her kitty. In the midst of this has come the news that she's going to act in a Malayalam movie. It is said that she will debut in Malayalam in the film Kamara Sambavam co-starred by Dileep and Tamil actor Siddhartha. The script is by Murali Gopi; direction by Rathessh Ambatt. Thamanna is said to have liked the script and agreed

 
         Nithya Menon as Savithri    
 
 
Nithya Menon is an actress who has enthralled audience by playing characters with a difference. She is now getting ready to do the role of yesteryear Bollywood actress Savithri Nag Aswin is directing the film in Tamil and Telgu.

 
         Anumol as Padmini    
 
 
After ‘Ivan Megharoopan’, charming girl Anumol is again getting to do a realistic character. The character is Kerala’s own painter T K Padmini. The film has been titled Padmini and it will portray the life story of the artiste.

 
         It will be a dream come true to work with Shah Rukh, says Kavya    
 
 
Malayalam actress Kavya Madhavan says if given a chance, she would definitely like to work with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. The actress says she met the Dilwale star once during an award function in Kerala and was bowled over by him.

 
         Ente Kallu Pencil    
 
 
Ente Kallu Pencil is a new film directed by S Jaspal. Pashanam Shaji is appearing in the main role. About 30 children are acting in the film and all of them will have equal importance.

 
         Shruti has no tiff with Gautami: Rep    
 
 
CHENNAI: Actress Shruti Haasan's representative has denied reports that she had a showdown with her father Kamal Haasan's partner Gautami Tadimalla, who is the stylist on their film "Sabaash Naidu". There were reports that Shruti, 30, wasn't happy with Gautami's choice of clothes for her character in the movie and brought in her own outfits.

 
         Anupama Parameswaran opposite Dulqar Salman    
 
 
Anupama Parameswaran will be paired opposite Dulqar Salman in Sathyan Anthicaud’s new film. One more heroine would also be there in the film.

 
         Janani as journo    
 
 
Having appeared as a journalist in Ma Chu Ka, Janani Iyer is appearing again as a journalist in her next. This time, it will be in Tamil and not in Malayalam. In the yet-to-be titled film, Janani will play the character called Sahana. The shoot of the film is continuing in Tamil Nadu. New comer Rohin is directing the film. Sivada and Kalaiyarasan will also be seen in important roles. Currently Janani is also acting with Aswin in Tholaikazhchi and with Vijay Sethu in Ulta.

 
         Bhadran-Mohanlal team again    
 
 
Bhadran-Mohanlal team has given a number of wonderful hits to Malayali cinema lovers. Uncle bun, Sphadikom and Olympian Anthony Adam are those hit films. Now after 10years Bhadran is getting ready to do a film with Mohanlal in the lead. Bhadran himself will be scripting the film's story. “I am doing the spade work of the film, which aims at entertaining family audience. But it will at the same be endearing to the youth audience," the director said.

 
         Kunchacko Boban in different getup    
 
 
Kunchacko Boban who had donned khaki in school bus has been selecting different roles these days. In the film to be directed by Editor Mahesh Narayanan for the first time, Boban will appear as a nurse for the first time. Kunchacko will play Shaheed. Parvathy (as Sameera) is the heroine.

 
         Sivada comes with emotional thriller    
 
 
In the emotional thriller casting Indrajith and Biju Menon Sivada in leading roles, Sivada is the heroine. Ansar Khan will direct the film to be scripted by Jeethu Joseph. The story will be based on State award winning Tele film Mukhamukam. The director says Sivada will appear in a role with a difference. “I liked the script very much and the film revolves around an important story,” says Sivada, who quips, “Who will say no to Jeethu sir’s script?”.

 
         Bollywood star in Major Ravi’s film    
 
 
Many Bollywood stars have shined in Major Ravi’s films. One more is getting added to this list of stars. He is Arunoday Singh. He will appear as Pak army officer. The director says he has been on the look-out for a person who perfectly fits into the character through expression and physical appearance. In the film, the character has the name Rana Sherif. His last film has been Bollywood Budha in a Traffic jam.

 
         Muzik247 releases songs of 'Koppayile Kodumkaattu'    
 
 
Muzik247, the prominent music label in the Malayalam film industry, released the songs of the upcoming Sidharth Bharathan and Shine Tom Chacko starrer, 'Koppayile Kodumkaattu'.

 
         Muzik247 releases first song video from Popcorn    
 
 
Muzik247, the prominent music label in the Malayalam film industry, released the first song video from the upcoming movie, 'Popcorn'. This track titled, "Kaattile Puli" is sung by Afsal and Aathira Nilagiri.

 
         Meghana as journalist    
 
 
After the film 100 Degree Celcius, charming Meghana Raj is again playing a journalist in Zeebra Varakal to be directed by Sajin Lal. The film is based on A K Saviour’s novel with the same title. “It is the story of politician father and journalist daughter. I am doing the character Hanna. She had a complicated childhood and she persistently tires to get her Papa’s attention,” Meghana says and adds that the character also aspires for freedom, the thread that inspired her to choose t

 
         Kamal Haasan Discharged from Hospital    
 
 
CHENNAI: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who was under medical care at a private hospital here over the last couple of weeks due to a leg injury, was discharged on Friday. "Kamal sir was discharged earlier this morning. He still hasn't completely recovered. He can barely move, so doctors have advised him to rest for the next few weeks," a source close to the actor told IANS.

 
         Naseeruddin Shah does not like successful people: Javed Akhtar    
 
 
BENGALURU: Lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar is the latest from the Hindi film industry to criticise Naseeruddin Shah for his comments that Rajesh Khanna was responsible for bringing "mediocrity" in Bollywood in the 1970s. "It's simple - Naseeruddin Shah does not like successful people. I have never heard him praise any successful person. He criticises Dilip Kumar; he criticises Amitabh Bachchan," Akhtar, who was here to participate in the first-ever Bangalore Poetry Festival organised

 
         Neha Saxena with Mohanlal    
 
 
Neha Saxena is an actress who had grabbed the attention of Malaylis through her acting in Mammootty starrer Kasaba. Now she is going to act in a Mohanlal film. It will be her second film in Malayalam. She is in the thrill of getting to act with two super starts in the initial phase of her Mollywood outing.

 
         Suspense thriller sans fights    
 
 
Young Karthik Narendran is making his debut as director in the film Druvangal 16. Yesteryear heartthrob Rahman will be seen doing the main role in the film. It will be as suspense thriller without any fight scenes and Rahman will appear a police officer. “Different from usual police stories, the film have a different style of presentation and narration,” says Karthik.

 
         Abhirami in new getup    
 
 
After Ithu Thandra Police, Abhirami will be seen as a college lecturer in new comer Sajith Jagathnandan’s film Ore Mukham, which tells the story of four friends. The film has also roped in Aju Varghese, Prayaga Martin and Gayathri Suresh. Adbhirami will play the character Latha, who believes that Zakariya (played by Dhyan Srinivasan) and his friends are creating negative influence in the college.

 
         Biju Menon again to spot rural look    
 
 
Biju Menon will appear again on big screen as a middle-aged family man. The character will have a rustic look. The film will be directed by Ranjan Pramod. Biju’s earlier films were Salt Mango Tree and Anuraga Karikkinvellam. Biju is an Irrigation department official who commutes daily from his village to the City. In the evening, he comes back and spends time with his family and friends. Biju passes through several distracting moments in his life as part of the problems he had to face in

 
 
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