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Parvathy to play acid attack survivor in a Malayalam film

MollywoodThe film will be directed by debutant Manu Ashokan and scripted by award winning scriptwriters Bobby and Sanjay. Digital NativeParvathy, who is selective about her projects, has inked a deal to play a real life character. She will be seen playing an acid attack survivor in a Malayalam film that will be helmed by debutant Manu Ashokan, who has earlier worked as associate of late director Rajesh Pillai. The film will be scripted by award winning script writers Bobby and Sanjay. While Parvathy will be playing the central character in the film, Tovino Thomas and Asif Ali have been signed up for pivotal roles in it. The film will also have Anarkali Marikar, Renji Panicker, Pratap Pothen and Prem Prakash in supporting roles. Scriptwriter Sanjay has been quoted by the Times of India as saying: “Parvathy plays the role of an acid attack survivor in the movie. It’s not
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'Mandharam' review: This romcom has a fun first half, but falters midway

MollywoodWhile the male characters are believable, the women are poorly written.CrisIn a really distant, broad and squinting view, Mandharam might remind you a tad bit of Premam and an even lesser bit of the Hindi film Rockstar. Which essentially means the hero is going through different stages of life, and romances. Sometimes, the simplicity of everyday lines and getting right the senseless conversations between friends can make a script quite enjoyable. That’s what Mandharam does for most of the first half. Unfortunately, the promise of the first half fades away in the second. Rajesh (Asif Ali) is a pretty romantic boy even as a child - he wants to know the meaning of ‘I love you’, a line that he hears Mohanlal say in a movie. For a while, you might think this is yet another Mohanlal fan’s movie, with more ‘Lalettan’ lines coming into the conversations,
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Kalidas Jayaram opts out of ‘Virus’, Sreenath Bhasi in

MollywoodThe film which already has an impressive lineup of stars including Parvathy, Tovino Thomas, Asif Ali, Revathy and Rima Kallingal will also see Fahadh Faasil in a cameo.Digital NativeKalidas Jayaram is on a signing spree with a quite a number of films in his kitty. He has movies with filmmakers Jeethu Joseph, Alphonse Puthran, Midhun Manuel Thomas and Santhosh Sivan in the pipeline needing his attention. His jam-packed schedule has made him opt out of Aashiq Abu’s Virus, reports sources. Virus is based on the deadly Nipah virus that broke out in Kerala some months ago to which 17 people succumbed. The film has an impressive lineup of stars in the cast including Tovino Thomas, Parvathy, Asif Ali, Rima Kallingal, Soubin Shahir, Dileesh Pothan, Chemban Vinod Jose, Remya Nambeesan and Revathy. Reports are that Kalidas has moved out of the project citing date issues. The young actor would be
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'Virus' is about real life heroes of Nipah outbreak: Director Aashiq Abu to Tnm

MollywoodThe director also told Tnm that Rima, Revathy and Tovino would play nurse Lini, Health Minister Kk Shailaja and Kozhikode District Collector Uv Jose respectively.CrisThe names fill two rows. Ten of them, all big ones in Malayalam cinema. But then the film’s title intrigues more. Virus, it says. Could it be Nipah, speculated many on Facebook as soon as Aashiq Abu’s new film poster came out. “Yes, it is,” the director confirms, speaking to Tnm. “It is all real-life stories in the film, the stories that came with the epidemic.” He too had panicked, he says, at the time the Nipah virus broke out in Kerala. “Thinking what was going to happen now, and how serious the epidemic we were facing is. But we also heard many stories behind the virus – heroic stories. More heroic than the ones you see in cinema,” Aashiq says. The big cast,
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Aashiq Abu's next titled 'Virus', could it be on the Nipah outbreak?

MollywoodThe film has an extremely accomplished star cast and is expected to release next summer.Tnm StaffAashiq Abu has announced his next film. Titled Virus, the poster shows people in protective medical suits pushing along a trolley with bags of waste. The accompanying caption, 'Based on our #TrueStories' suggests that the film will be on the outbreak of the Nipah virus in Kerala. What has got social media excited, however, is the star cast. The poster has the following names on it: Revathy, Rima Kallingal, Parvathy, Tovino Thomas, Asif Ali, Kalidas Jayaram, Remya Nambeeshan, Soubin Shahir, Dileesh Pothan, and Chemban Vinod. With a huge list of accomplished actors appearing in the poster, speculation is rife that it might be an anthology film with the storyline connected through the virus. Aashiq Abu's last film was the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Mayaanadhi starring Tovino Thomas and Aishwarya Lekshmi in lead roles.
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Wrecked: Season Three Viewer Votes

Will the castaways be forever lost at sea on the Wrecked TV show on TBS? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the Wrecked TV show is cancelled or renewed for season four. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we invite you to rate all of the season three episodes of Wrecked below.

A single-camera comedy, Wrecked stars Ally Maki, Asif Ali, Brian Sacca, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Rhys Darby, Will Greenberg, and Zach Cregger. Guest stars include Rob Corddry, Eugene Cordero, Jonno Roberts, Karan Soni, Rachel House, Robert Baker, and Will Hines. The TBS satirical comedy follows a diverse group of strangers who are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. This season, the castaways find themselves shipwrecked on
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Wrecked: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four on TBS?

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Can the survivors make it through a new season of threats? Has the Wrecked TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on TBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Wrecked season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  

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A single-camera comedy on TBS, Wrecked stars Ally Maki, Asif Ali, Brian Sacca, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Rhys Darby, Will Greenberg, and Zach Cregger. Guest stars include Rob Corddry, Eugene Cordero, Jonno Roberts, Karan Soni, Rachel House, Robert Baker, and Will Hines. The TBS satirical comedy follows a diverse group of strangers who are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. This
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Wrecked: Season Three Ratings

While the second season ratings of the Wrecked TV show were lower than the first season's, the comedy series remained one of TBS' higher-rated original scripted series. Can Wrecked regain some ratings ground in season three? Will this sitcom be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned.

A single-camera comedy, Wrecked stars Ally Maki, Asif Ali, Brian Sacca, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Rhys Darby, Will Greenberg, and Zach Cregger. Guest stars include Rob Corddry, Eugene Cordero, Jonno Roberts, Karan Soni, Rachel House, Robert Baker, and Will Hines. The TBS satirical comedy follows a diverse group of strangers who are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. This season, the castaways find themselves shipwrecked on a mysterious billionaire's private island. They’re forced to hunt each other to the death in a basic-cable battle royale.

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'Iblis' review: A dreamy, experimental film that nearly pulls it off

Mollywood'Iblis' takes its own time to build its narrative and the film really picks up momentum post-interval.Neelima MenonRohit Vs has these reflective theories about life, death and people. It was evident in his debut directorial Adventures of Omanakuttan, in which he unleashed the lead character to play complicated mind games with us. While Omanakuttan attempted to undo his psychological knots and figure himself out, Rohit played around with bright myriad hues in the backdrop—oranges, reds, stunning costumes, fancy orange lanterns, and equally quirky characters. Similarly, in Iblis, he plants an imaginary village with brightly-coloured puppets, and quirky characters—a cheery grand old man (Lal in multi-coloured jackets) who travels in a skyblue vintage car, his grandson who puts up loudspeakers at funerals, a phony sage who claims to see jinns, a curly brown-haired girl dressed in dreamy frocks as she sells sweetmeats, a kohl-lined perfume seller from Arabia
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Wrecked: Season Three; TBS Comedy Series Returns in August

"Every man counts." TBS has just released a new trailer and the premiere date for season three of Wrecked.

The comedy follows a diverse group of strangers who are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. The cast includes Ally Maki, Will Greenberg, Brian Sacca, Asif Ali, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Ginger Gonzaga, Rhys Darby, and Zach Cregger.

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‘Wrecked’ Gets Season 3 Premiere Date On TBS; Unveils Trailer

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TBS has slotted an August 7 premiere date for its plane crash survivor comedy series Wrecked.

This season, the Wrecked gang find themselves shipwrecked on a mysterious billionaire’s private island where they’re forced to hunt each other to the death in a basic-cable battle royale.

Season three stars Ally Maki, Asif Ali, Brian Sacca, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Rhys Darby, Will Greenberg, and Zach Cregger, along with guest stars Rob Corddry, Eugene Cordero, Jonno Roberts, Karan Soni, Rachel House, Robert Baker, and Will Hines.

The series is executive-produced by Justin Shipley, Jordan Shipley and Jesse Hara.

Wrecked Season 3 will debut Tuesday, August 7 at 10 Pm on TBS.

You can watch a Season 3 trailer above.
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Asif Ali’s next is ‘Kakshi Amminipilla’

MollywoodScheduled to go on the floors next month, it will be director Binjith’s debut venture.Digital NativeDigital NativeMalayalam actor Asif Ali has been bagging some very prestigious projects off late. The actor, according to sources, has been signed to play the lead role in the film Kakshi Amminipilla, to be directed by Binjith. Scheduled to go on the floors on the 20th of next month, it will be the director’s debut venture. The shooting for the film is expected to begin in Thalassery. There are no details yet on the lead opposite Asif or the rest of the cast and crew. Reports say that the details will be divulged officially very soon. Asif Ali currently has a couple of movies lined up for release this year. He will be seen starring in Mandaram and Iblis. While Mandaram is directed by newbie Vijesh Viay, Iblis will be directed by Vs Rohit of Adventures of Omanakuttan fame. The former is a coming of age movie while the latter will be a fantasy film. Besides these two films, Asif Ali will be collaborating with director Jis Joy with whom he had worked in two movies – Bicycle Thieves and Sunday Holiday – earlier. The film has Aishwarya Lekshmi playing the woman lead with Siddique, Renji Panicker, Shanthi Krishna, Kpac Lalitha, Balu Varghese, Arjun Ashokan and Aju Varghese being a part of the star cast. The actor, it is evident, is very picky about his films and has been choosing different genres to showcase his talent. Asif Ali made his debut as an actor in 2009 with the film Ritu, directed by Shyamaprasad, and has worked his way up after coming out with several hit films. He has worked with Sathyan Anthikkad in Kadha Thudarunnu, Aashiq Abu in Salt N Pepper, Amal Neerad in Bachelor Party, and so on, and has won several awards in his career so far. Also read: ‘Anatomy of a Kaamukan’: New Malayalam web series from Gautham Menon’s Ondraga (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Madonna Sebastian to make acting debut in Sandalwood

Mollywood, SandalwoodThe actor-singer will also be seen in her home turf of Malayalam, opposite Asif Ali for the movie ‘Iblis’. Digital NativeMadonna Sebastian is all set to make her acting debut in Sandalwood with Kottigobba 3. The actor-singer who debuted in her home turf of Malayalam with Premam will also be seen playing the female lead in the Malayalam film Iblis, opposite Asif Ali. On her role in the film, she told in an interview to the Deccan Chronicle, “I play the role of Fida in the movie. The movie has a fantasy side, but is treated in a humorous way. It will really be a novel experience for the audience.” An adventure comedy, Iblis is directed by Rohith Vs of Adventures of Omanakuttan fame and produced by Sreelekshmi R under the banner Ichais Productions. Those playing supporting roles in the film include Lal, Master Adish, Konapri, Siddique, Sreenath Bhasi, Saiju Kurup and Aju Varghese. Madonna’s last film release in Mollywood was King Liar and on staging a comeback after two years, she had this to say: “Even though I work in different languages, working in Malayalam is easier and special as it’s our own turf. There is always scope for improvising when acting in Malayalam. I was waiting for a versatile role in Malayalam. I had seen Adventures of Omanakuttan and then came the call for playing Fida. It was the sort of role I was waiting for. The wait was worth it as I got a chance to do a different type of role. It was brilliant working with the team. The shoot and the production process went really smooth. It was a gratifying experience." Madonna made her debut in the Tamil film industry with the Vijay Sethupathi starrer Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum and in Telugu with the Premam remake. She is also known for her singing, associating with other artists for music projects like for the band Everafter where she works with musician Roby Abraham. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Aishwarya Lekshmi replaces Mamta Mohandas in 'Vijay Superum Pournamiyum'

MollywoodAsif Ali will pair opposite Aishwarya in Jis Joy's upcoming filmDigital NativeAishwarya Lekshmi has bagged the offer to play the female lead in the upcoming Malayalam movie Vijay Superum Pournamiyum, which has Asif Ali as the hero. The team had earlier approached Mamta Mohandas for the role but eventually Aishwarya Lekshmi bagged the role. Having made her debut in the Malayalam film industry with Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela, which turned out to be a massive success at the box office, Aishwarya went on to star in Mayaanadhi, which won her critical acclaim for her performance. While Asif Ali and Aishwarya Lekshmi play the lead pair in the upcoming film, the star cast also includes Kirshna, Siddique, Renji Panicker and others in supporting roles. Donning the director’s robes for Vijay Superum Pournamiyum will be Jis Joy. The director shot to limelight with his film Sunday Holiday turning out to be a huge success at the box office. Aishwarya Lekshmi is one of the fastest rising heroines in the Malayalam film industry, bagging some prestigious offers in the industry. She recently inked the deal to play the female lead in the Fahadh Faasil starrer Varuthan, which will be directed by Amal Neerad. The film is being bankrolled jointly by Fahadh and Amal Neerad. She made her debut last year with the Malayalam film Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela and her second film Mayaanadh released in the same year. She went on to win a few awards for her roles in both the films and notable among it was the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South for Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela. Directed by Althaf Salim, Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela was produced by actor Nivin Pauly, who also played the main lead in it.
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'I want to star in a Rs 200 crore movie as well': Asif Ali

MollywoodAsif Ali has a slew of films in his kitty right now in different stages of production.Digital NativeDigital NativeActor Asif Ali is fast turning out to be a successful actor in the Malayalam film industry. He has several hit films to his credit including Apoorvaragam, Traffic, Salt N' Pepper, Ordinary, Ozhimuri, Honey Bee, Sapthamashree Thaskaraha, Nirnayakam, Anuraga Karikkin Vellam, and Sunday Holiday. Having proved his mettle as an actor, he made his debut as a producer with Kohinoor which was produced by his home banner Adam's World of Imaagination. He has also won several awards in his long career. In a recent interview to the Times of India, the actor is reported to have expressed his desire to act in Rs 200 crore budget film. He has made it clear that he wants to be a part of a high budget film but there were none offered to him right now. In the interview, he has been quoted as saying, “It might sound clichéd but more than a star I want to grow as an actor. Fortunately, I have had this luck to be able to select films. While I have that option, I decided to choose versatile characters and personally I get a kick out of doing these roles.” Asif Ali went on to add, “I want to do a Rs 200 crore movie too, but as of now I am not part of any.” Will the actor’s wish come true? Well, hopefully, it might in the near future. Asif Ali has a slew of films in his kitty right now in different stages of production. His films in the pipeline are B Tech directed by Mridul Nair, Mandharam for which Vijesh Vijay is wielding the megaphone, Iblis, a Rohith V S directorial and Vijay Superum Paurnamiyum directed by Jis Joy. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Emmys 2018 exclusive: TBS and TNT categories for ‘The Last O.G.,’ ‘The Alienist’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for TBS and TNT from Turner Networks. Comedy newcomer “The Last O.G.”, limited series “The Alienist” (Daniel Bruhl) and returning comedy “Search Party” (Alia Shawkat) are among the shows in their 2018 campaign.

SEEDakota Fanning (‘The Alienist’): ‘I tend to be drawn to darker subject matter’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Below, the list of TBS and TNT lead and supporting submissions for their comedies, dramas and limited series along with several other genres. More names might be added by the network before final Emmy paperwork deadlines. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

AFI Tribute To Diane Keaton”

Variety Special

The Alienist

Limited Series

Movie/Limited Series Actor – Daniel Bruhl

Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Dakota Fanning

Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Luke Evans, Ted Levine,
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Actor Varsha Bollamma on a roll

MollywoodThe actor is currently working on the Malayalam film ‘Mandaram’ opposite Asif Ali.Digital NativeDigital NativeDubsmash girl Varsha Bollamma, who shot to fame after her Dubsmash on the famous dialogues by actor Nazriya in Raja Rani went viral, is back in the news again. This time around, she has bagged a new project. The young actor, who made her acting debut with the Tamil flick Sathuran, was seen in films such as Ivan Yaarendru Therigiradhaa and Yaanum Theeyavan in Tamil while her debut in Malayalam was with Kalyanam. On her debut in the Malayalam film industry, this Nazriya look-alike has been quoted as saying: “Acting in a Malayalam movie was totally a different experience. Here everything is different, even the acting style. Neither the director nor viewers expect overacting. Everything needs to be real. That is the beauty of Malayalam movies. You won’t see any over-the-top expressions or unwanted dialogues here. So I was very relaxed and could do it without any pressure.” In Kalyanam, Varsha was paired opposite Shravan, son of actor Mukesh. Incidentally, the film marked Shravan’s acting debut as well. On working with the Kalyanam crew, Varsha said that everyone was so helpful that she could complete the shooting with ease. She also pointed out that Asha Aravind, who plays her mother in the film, helped her with the Malayalam translation making things easier. The actor also has another film lined up for release. Titled Mandaram, she shares screen space with Asif Ali in the film. Varsha reveals that the story will revolve around the lead star, spanning over 25 years of his life. The film is being directed by Vijesh Vijay. Varsha Bollamma is certainly on a roll with a number of films coming her way, from both Kollywood as well as Mollywood. Reports indicate that she will be inking a few other new deals in the near future. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Wrecked: Season Three Renewal for TBS Comedy Series

TBS is heading back to the island. Today, the network announced they've renewed Wrecked for a third season.The comedy follows a diverse group of strangers who are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. The cast includes Ally Maki, Will Greenberg, Brian Sacca, Asif Ali, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Ginger Gonzaga, Rhys Darby, and Zach Cregger.Read More…
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Wrecked: Season Two Ratings

If Lost and Gilligan's Island had a baby, it might well be Wrecked. The first season of this comedy TV show did well enough to score a second season renewal. Can this TBS sitcom repeat the magic and maybe even build its audience? Will Wrecked be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. A single-camera comedy, Wrecked stars Ally Maki, Will Greenberg, Brian Sacca, Asif Ali, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Ginger Gonzaga, Rhys Darby, and Zach Cregger. The TBS satirical comedy follows a diverse group of strangers who are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. It’s a dangerous new world where they face many threats — mostly brought on by themselves. No longer plugged into the rest of the world, the group struggles to navigate their makeshift society while also learning to live without modern comforts. Read
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‘Wrecked’, ‘People Of Earth’ & ‘The Guest Book’ Renewed At TBS

TBS has renewed its hit comedies Wrecked, People of Earth and The Guest Book for new seasons. TNT and TBS president Kevin Reilly told Deadline during the July TCA press tour that Wrecked was “looking good” for a renewal, but had not yet gotten a green light for Season 3. The plane crash-survivor comedy was a sleeper hit when it launched last summer above expectations. It started its second season down year over year but began creeping up. Its cast includes Asif Ali, Zach…
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