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When Mammootty Gave A Great Start To These Directors’ Careers

‘How is your experience of working with Mammootty different from that of Mohanlal’, ‘ How do you compare Mohanlal and Mammootty as actors’.These are questions that any of their colleagues ,actors or directors, cant escape from in their interviews. We have heard a lot different types of comparisons made on their careers, acting styles and […]

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Prithviraj Sukumaran – 2013 belonged to This Man

2013 has been a great year for many artists in Malayalam. Fahad Fazil has strengthened his position as a respected actor with commendable performances in movies like Annayum Rasoolum, Artist and North 24 Kaatham. Dulquer Salman should be a happy young man with his ABCD being a huge success and ‘Neelakashavum Pachakadal..’ critically acclaimed. I […]

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Vineeth Sreenivasan ‘The Director’ is here to stay !

“Like Father Like Son”, goes a popular phrase. Sreenivasan is a fabulous actor and he is even more skillful in writing fantastic screenplays. But he also possessed another great talent that he rarely used which was directing movies. Sreenivasan ‘the director’ ,gave us two classics in ‘Vadakkunokkiyanthram’ and ‘Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala’ – both  extremely entertaining movies […]

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An Open Letter to Priyadarshan

Dear PriyadarshanBefore Geethanjali’s release, I read your interview where you made a request to audience not to disclose the suspense in climax to others who haven’t watched the movie. I wondered why you would want to tell that there is a suspense at all because it could have been a pleasant surprise for viewers. But after watching […]

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Welcome Back Shobana !

Director Fazil is a modest man. He is often so calm that when few years back an interviewer asked sarcastically how horrible his son’s debut was , all he did was reply gently that the movie was a collective mistake and Fahad has a plan to come back. But in 1993 around the time when […]

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MOHANLAL AND THE YEAR 1986

In 1986, Mohanlal wiped his tears and told his sister – ‘Inganeyonnumalla mole ninte kalyanam njan nadathaan agrahichirunnathu’ in ‘T.P Balagopalan M.A’. When he handled the emotional scenes in a beautifully restrained manner , he was rewarded with his first Kerala State Award and a record for the youngest actor to win the same at that time.In […]

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Kamal Haasan and His Three National Awards

I saw an interesting discussion in a movie forum recently on how our Best Actor National Awards have mostly been for performances in offbeat or art house movies. That’s true. Winning Rajat Kamal (Silver lotus) , the most coveted award of the country ,in commercial movies have been often difficult and winning it so with a unanimous […]

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Dileep and The Success of His Recent Slapstick Comedies

Paappi Appacha – Super HitKaryasthan – BlockbusterMarykondoru Kunjaadu – Super HitChina Town – Hit Mayamohini – BlockbusterMr. Marumakan – HitMy Boss – Super HitKammath and Kammath – HitSound Thoma – Super HitSringaravelan – Hit This is how Dileep’s comedy movies fared in last 4 years. Among these , despite the box-office results , only movie which was […]