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‘Kalki’ is sensible and convincing: Tovino Thomas

MollywoodThe actor will be playing a police officer in the film that is going to release on August 8.Digital NativeTovino Thomas starrer Kalki Is all set to hit the marquee on August 8th and expectations are on the rise because for the first time in his career the star will be seen in an action hero avatar. Speaking about accepting the role. Tovino said in an interview to the Times of India, “I was waiting for the right project. I think a dishoom-dishoom hero similar to the ones in a Panchathantra novel or a cartoon is something that people of all age groups could enjoy to an extent. When you watch a film, there are two ways the audience can enjoy a character – if it is similar to their lives or if the character is something they aspire to be. I like doing films of all genres, and I am
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Tovino to play Swadhabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai in biopic

MollywoodThe film, to be directed by Pramod Payannur, will be based on the life of the writer, journalist and political activist, who was arrested and exiled from Travancore in 1910.Digital NativeTovino Thomas is reportedly in talks to play the lead role in a biopic. According to reports doing rounds, it is based on the life of the late journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai. Wielding the megaphone for this biopic will be Pramod Payyannur while former Member of Parliament and journalist Sebastian Paul will be scripting it. The film will involve a lot of research and the scriptwriter is putting in a lot of effort to get the details as it is set in a different era. The biopic will trace out the events that happened between 1870 and 1920. Ramakrishna Pillai was a writer, journalist, editor, and political activist. He was the editor of Swadeshabhimani, the newspaper that came down heavily upon the British rule in India.
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Tovino’s new ‘Kalki’ poster shows him as a cop with a chainsaw

MollywoodSamyuktha Menon plays the antagonist in this action entertainer, directed by Praveen Prabharam.Digital NativeA new poster of the upcoming Malayalam movie Kalki, featuring Tovino Thomas, has been released online. The actor is seen wearing a police uniform and wielding a chainsaw. It appears that the still is from an action sequence in the film. Also, the makers have released a behind the making video which makes it all the more interesting. Tovino Thomas and Samyuktha Menon play the lead pair in Kalki. Interestingly, Samyuktha also plays the antagonist in this action entertainer. The shooting of Kalki was wrapped up recently and it is currently in the post production stage. Reports are that it will hit the marquee on August 8.  Tovino, as seen in the poster, will be seen playing a police officer in this film. This is not the first time that Tovino is donning the Kakhi, He has
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Asif Ali’s son to debut in ‘Underworld’

MollywoodThe film, touted to be a thriller, is directed by Arun Kumar Aravind.Digital NativeThe first look poster of the Malayalam movie Underworld was unveiled recently and garnered the attention of film buffs in a big way. And now the film’s lead star Asif Ali has disclosed another interesting piece of information about this action entertainer. Yes, he revealed that his son Adam Ali will be making his acting debut with this film. Adding a poster of the movie featuring him with his son, Asif wrote, “Junior joins Underworld”. View this post on Instagram Junior joins underworld #nogunsjustguts#workingstills A post shared by Asif Ali (@asifali) on Jun 25, 2019 at 7:39am Pdt Besides Asif Ali in the lead role, Underworld also has Farhan Faasil, Mukesh and Lal Jr. in pivotal roles. While Asif Ali’s character is named Stalin John, Farhan Faasil will be playing a character named Majeed,
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Samyuktha Menon plays the baddie in Tovino’s ‘Kalki’

MollywoodThe shooting of 'Kalki' was wrapped up recently and it is currently in the post-production mode.Digital NativeDigital NativeTovino Thomas and Samyuktha Menon played the lead pair in Theevandi and they are now sharing the screen space in Kalki. Interestingly, Samyuktha plays the antagonist in this action entertainer. The shooting of Kalki was wrapped up recently and it is currently in the post-production mode. Reports are that it will hit the marquee on August 8. Tovino will be seen playing a police officer in this film. It may be noted that this is not the first time that Tovino would be donning the khaki as he had done it for the Prithviraj starrer Ezra, though it was a cameo appearance. On Tovino’s role in Kalki, the film’s producer Prasobh Krishna had told in an interview to the Times of India earlier, “His role is similar to Mammootty’s Inspector
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Tovino Thomas suffers minor burns on shooting set

MollywoodThe actor was caught in a fire accident during the shooting of his upcoming film ‘Edakkaad Batallion 06’.Digital NativeTovino Thomas suffered mild burn injuries on the sets of his upcoming film Edakkaad Batallion 06 but there is nothing to worry, confirm sources. A video of the star caught in the fire accident was released online by the film’s producer Sandra Thomas. It was posted with the caption, “Nothing can stop this man from being so passionate about movies. Hats off to Tovino Thomas for his dedication. He did all the fight sequence without dupe. There are more videos to come. #EB06 #Tovinothomas #Samyukthamenon #fight #nodupe #accident #dedication #passion.” Reports are that the director of Edakkaad Batallion 06 had suggested that a dupe be used for canning the risky shot but Tovino being a true professional wanted to do it on his own. He was nearly caught in the fire, engulfing on all sides,
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Tovino Thomas to play anti-hero in 'Pallichattambi'?

MollywoodThe poster of 'Pallichattambi' has been unveiled and Tovino Thomas has surprised his fans with a new look. Digital NativeDigital NativeThe title of Tovino Thomas’ next has been announced and it is Pallichattambi with the tag line An Epic of a Crusader. Helming the affairs as its director will be Dijo Jose Anthony of Queen fame with S Suresh Babu penning the script. The venture will be bankrolled by Gokulam Gopalan under his banner Sree Gokulam Movies. The poster of Pallichattambi has been unveiled and Tovino Thomas has surprised his fans with a new look. Reports are that his role in it will be sort of anti-hero but nothing has been confirmed yet. On this project taking off, Tovino posted on his social media page, “A dream project that I’m sure will warm all your hearts. I am delighted to be a part of this big project helmed by
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Rekha to play Tovino’s mom in ‘Edakkad Battalion 06’

MollywoodThe film will be directed by debutant Swapnesh K Nair and scripted by P Balachandran, who will also play Tovino’s dad in the film.Digital NativeActor Rekha, who has been part of several popular movies in Malayalam and Tamil, is going to play Tovino Thomas’s mother in the upcoming film Edakkad Battalion 06. Wielding the megaphone for this venture will be debut director Swapnesh K Nair. P Balachandran has penned the script for this film and he will be seen playing Tovino’s father in it. Joy Mathew, Sudheesh, Samyuktha Menon and Abu Saleem have been roped in to play pivotal roles. Reports are that Edakkad Battalion 06 has been inspired by a true story, the details of which are kept under wraps for now. Tovino Thomas will be playing an army officer in it. Tovino’s And the Oscar Goes To... premiered at the Alberta Film Festival in Canada
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Nikhila Vimal roped in for Karthi-Jyothika starrer

Kollywood The shooting of this untitled film, directed by Jeethu Joseph, began some weeks ago and is progressing at a good pace.Digital NativeDigital NativeFor the first time, Karthi and his sister-in-law Jyothika are sharing the screen space and this has created a lot of expectations. Apparently, they play siblings in this film. Also, the film is being directed by acclaimed filmmaker Jeethu Joseph. The shooting of this untitled film began some weeks ago and is progressing at a good pace. While it is confirmed that veteran actor Sathyaraj has been roped in to play a pivotal role in the film, Ammu Abhirami also made it to the star cast by bagging a role besides Malayalam actor Anson Paul. The filmmakers made a new addition to the star cast by roping in Nikhila Vimal. Confirming this, Karthi tweeted: “@Nikhilavimal1 joins us in Ooty today. Welcome to the team :-)#Jyotika
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Surya Tej to play hero in Telugu remake of 'Theevandi'

TollywoodDirected by Fellini Tp, the original version in Malayalam had Tovino Thomas playing the role of a chain smoker.Digital NativeThe Mollywood film Theevandi is soon going to be remade in Telugu. Reports are that Surya Tej will be seen in the role played by Tovino Thomas in the original. Kailas Menon will be composing the tunes for the remake. Incidentally, he had set the tunes for the original version as well. The Telugu version will be titled Pogabandi. The news about the remake was officially announced on the social media by the production house, August Cinema. We can expect the production house to reveal the rest of the star cast and crew very soon. Theevandi was directed by Fellini Tp with Vini Viswa Lal penning its script. Tovino was seen playing a lethargic chain smoker named Bineesh in the movie and how his love life and social life gets affected due to it.
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Dulquer Salmaan’s first production venture goes on floors

Kollywood While there were speculations that Dulquer will be playing the lead role in this film, sources in the know say that he will just bankroll it. Digital NativeSome days ago, there was a casting call for a movie that will be produced by actor Dulquer Salmaan. The film has been titled Ashokante Adhyarathri and has gone on to the floors yesterday. During the official launch, Dulquer was present along with his wife Amaal Sufiya. Others present included Sunny Wayne, Sekhar Menon and Shani Shaki. While there were speculations that Dulquer will be playing the lead role in this film, sources in the know say that he will just bankroll it. With the film officially on to the floors, we can expect an announcement on the star cast and crew soon. Last month, Dulquer Salmaan’s Malayalam film Oru Yamandan Premakatha hit the marquee and is doing well at the theatres.
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Rj Mathukutty to direct a film starring Dulquer Salmaan?

MollywoodMathukutty, who is known for his television shows and interviews of celebrities, has played small roles in movies and written dialogues for ‘You Too, Brutus’.Digital NativeRJ Mathukutty is all set to make his directorial debut in the Malayalam film industry. Reports are that he is in talks with Dulquer Salmaan for this project and is yet to get an answer. Interestingly, Dulquer made an announcement recently that he will be bankrolling films under his own banner and it needs to be seen if he will be producing Rj Mathukutty’s film or starring in it. Mathukutty, who is known for his television shows and interviews of celebrities, has also written dialogues for a movie called You Too, Brutus in 2015. He has also played small roles in films such as Ithihasa and Campus Diary. Meanwhile, Dulquer’s latest film, Oru Yamandan Premakatha, is running in theatres. A comedy entertainer, this
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‘Oru Yamandan Premakadha’ review: Dulquer's mass entertainer has a poor storyline

MollywoodNothing wrong in doing a mass entertainer but what does not work is the poor story line and poorer characterisations – women hardly given prominence even with a title like this.CrisWith Oru Yamandan Premakadha, Dulquer Salmaan would have put behind one complaint he has been hearing a lot – that he is always doing the same kind of role, either the sophisticated young man or the new age lover or the tough one that doesn’t talk much. In Yamandan, Dulquer is none of the above. But that’s perhaps the only appreciable point you can make about the film. He has been away from Malayalam cinema for a while, so there would be the natural curiosity of what he’d choose after so long. He chose to be a man who likes to hang out with a bunch of friends, quite the stereotypes of what the hero's 'friends in movies’ are like,
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Dulquer Salmaan to venture into film production

Mollywood Reportedly, the film’s shooting is set to begin next month and the filmmakers will be finalising the star cast by then.Digital NativeDigital NativeDulquer Salmaan has been selecting his scripts meticulously ever since his debut with Second Show in 2012 and has successfully established himself as a top hero. He is now all set to turn into a producer! A casting call from his production house is out calling for boys between the age group of 7-12, girls between 6-10, female actors between 19-24, 30-35 and 40-50. All those interested can send their details along with three photos to castingcallformay@gmail.com or WhatsApp to 9061820480 on or before April 27. Reportedly, the film’s shooting is set to begin next month and the filmmakers will be finalising the star cast by then. In the meantime, Dulquer Salmaan’s Oru Yamandan Premakatha is set for release on April 25. Touted to be a comedy entertainer,
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Tovino and Samyuktha Menon back together in ‘Edakkad Battalion 06’

MollywoodThe shooting for the movie is expected to begin later this year. Digital NativeDigital NativeMalayalam actors Tovino Thomas and Samyuktha Menon are all set to appear again as lead actors. The pair, which had earlier acted together in the movie Theevandi, will be working together again in the upcoming film Edakkad Battalion 06. The movie will go on the floors later this year. The movie, which will be directed by debutant Swapnesh K Nair and scripted by P Balachandran, will have Sinu Siddarth as the cinematographer. Kailas Menon, who had also composed music for the pair’s earlier movie Theevandi, will compose the music for Edakkad Battalion 06. To be produced by Shrikanth Bhasi, Thomas Joseph Pattathanam, and Jayant Mammen under the banner of Carnival Pictures and Ruby Films, Edakkad Battalion 06 will be edited by Rathin Radhakrishnan. Meanwhile, another movie starring Tovino Thomas and Samyuktha Menon will be hitting the screens on April 26. Uyare,
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‘Uyare’ and ‘Oru Yamandan Premakatha’ to clash on April 26

MollywoodParvathy starrer ‘Uyare’ is about a woman pilot who survives an acid attack while Dulquer’s ‘Oru Yamandan Premakatha’ is a comedy entertainer. Digital NativeThe Parvathy starrer Uyare is gearing up for release on April 26th. So is Dulquer Salmaan’s Oru Yamandan Premakatha. Uyare is directed by Manu Ashok, who has worked as an associate of the late filmmaker Rajesh Pillai. The film, scripted by Sanjay and Bobby, is about a woman pilot and acid attack survivor, played by Parvathy. It is bankrolled by Shegna, Sherga and Shenuga, the daughters of producer Pv Gangadharan, under the banner Grihalakshmi Films. The music for Uyare is composed by Gopi Sunder, and the editing is by Mahesh Narayan who directed Parvathy’s much-appreciated film Take Off. Director Manu’s wife Shreya is the film’s costume designer. The first look poster of Uyare was earlier released, introducing Parvathy’s character as Pallavi.
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Dulquer’s ‘Oru Yamandan Premakatha’ to release on April 25

Mollywood Expectations are high on this film as it will bring Dulquer Salmaan back into the Malayalam film industry after a two-year gap. Digital NativeDigital NativeThe last time Dulquer was seen in a Malayalam film was Solo and that was two years ago. So, here’s the good news that Dulquer Salmaan fans have been waiting for! The star’s Oru Yamandan Premakatha will hit the screens on April 25, confirmed its makers. Though the film was supposed to release last month, it was postponed for various reasons. There were speculations that Oru Yamandan Premakatha would hit the marquee for Vishu but with Dulquer’s dad Mammootty’s Madhura Raja scheduled as a Vishu release, the box office clash was avoided. Touted to be a comedy entertainer, Oru Yamandan Premakatha has Samyuktha Menon and Nikhila Vimal sharing the screen space with the lead star besides a host of other actors such as Salim Kumar,
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Jayasurya’s next is with ‘Lilli’ director Prasobh Vijayan

MollywoodThe film will have Shruti Ramachandran playing the female lead.Digital NativeJayasurya’s next film in the pipeline will be with director Prasobh Vijayan of Lilli fame. The film will have Shruti Ramachandran playing the female lead and will be bankrolled jointly by Mukesh R Mehta, Av Anoop and CV Sarathi under the banner of E4 Entertainment. The official pooja ceremony has been done and the film is on the floors. The technical crew of this film includes Francis Thomas for scripting, Ratheesh Ravi for dialogues, Anarsha for camera work, Jakes Bejoy for music and Vishnu Govind and Sree Sankar of Sound Factory for sound designing. It may be noted here that Prasobh Vijayan’s Lilli was a revenge thriller, written and directed by him. It was produced by Mukesh R Mehta and CV Sarathi under the banner E4 Experiments and distributed by E4 Entertainment. Incidentally, the same producers are
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Watch: Dulquer is back in Malayalam cinema with 'Oru Yamandan Prema Kadha' teaser

MollywoodDulquer's last Malayalam release was 'Solo' in 2017.Tnm StaffIt's been a while since Dulquer Salmaan had a release in Malayalam. The actor has been busy with Tamil, Telugu and Hindi projects. But fans from Kerala who've been missing him needn't worry. Dulquer is back with Oru Yamandan Prema Kadha. The teaser of the BC Noufal directorial was released on Saturday. The video begins with Salim Kumar lamenting to Vishnu Unnikrishnan that there was no local to even sing for events, with Bengalis taking over the state - the snide anti-migrant sentiment has become something of a fixture in recent Malayalam films. And of course, local boy Dulquer is called to set the situation right. The actor leaps into the frame dressed in a colourful shirt and black mundu. Oru Yamandan Prema Kadha also stars Soubin Shahir, who has shot to stardom with successful films like Sudani from Nigeria and Kumbalangi Nights.
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"This is totally unwanted" - Karthi's response to Kasthuri's selfie controversy

Actor Karthi, who was last seen on Dev, has recently signed up a film which will be helmed by director Lokesh Kanagaraj of ‘Maanagaram’ fame. The actor was recently invited for the audio launch of July Kaatril, a film written and directed by Kc Sundaram starring Ananth Nag, Anju Kurian and Samyuktha Menon. Actress Kasthuri was also present at the event as the host.

When Karthi was invited to the dais, to speak about the film, the actress forcibly tried to click a selfie and said she want to click when his dad Sivakumar is not around. This didn't go...
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