Malayalam cinema

Malayalam actor and screenwriter P Balachandran passes away at 69

A retired teacher with School of Letter at the Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, Balachandran penned screenplays for critically acclaimed films like Kammattippadam, Ulladakkam and Punradhivasam.

published on : 5th April 2021

In cinema, a lot of efforts go unacknowledged, say makers of Aanum Pennum

Filmmakers Venu, Aashiq Abu, and Jay K talk about their anthology Aanum Pennum, working in the short story format, and more

published on : 31st March 2021

'Drishyam' changed the way world looks at Malayalam cinema: Actor Mohanlal on taking legacy forward

"Drishyam 2", whose trailer crossed over nine million in 48 hours of its debut, is all set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on February 19.

published on : 8th February 2021

A welcome change

Capping the list of the finest Malayalam movies of the last decade to just 10 was challenging for me, since this meant that another set of movies that were as compelling had to be kept aside. 

published on : 2nd January 2021

Thespian on cusp of great er glory snatched away in anti-climax

Barely 20 films were all that Anil Nedumangad needed to cement his place in the top league of popular actors in Malayalam tinsel world.

published on : 27th December 2020

The best cameo roles in Malayalam: Do Mohanlal, Mammootty qualify?

From Thilakan's Damodarji to Mammootty's advocate Nandagopal Marar, here are some unforgettable cameos in Malayalam movies.

published on : 10th December 2020

'Project Kronos': A delightfully funny fusion of cinema and science fiction

Project Kronos, a 45-min Malayalam film on YouTube starring Vishnu Premkumar, has caught the attention of science fiction fans in Kerala

published on : 20th November 2020

Hariharan, a gifted filmmaker whose mastery skills leaves audience spellbound

Legendary Hariharan talks to The New Indian Express about the JC Daniel Award conferred on him and about his upcoming venture Kunchan Nambiar, which he is planning with actor Mohanlal.  

published on : 4th November 2020

Hariharan bags JC Daniel award for lifetime contributions to Malayalam cinema

Hariharan was chosen by a jury chaired by MT Vasudevan Nair, director Harikumar, actor Vidhubala, State Chalachitra Academy chairman Kamal and Cultural Department Secretary Rani George.

published on : 3rd November 2020

Kerala state film awards: 'Vasanthi', a journey through stage plays, story-telling and a host of male domains

'Vasanthi', by the Rahman brothers came to fruition after nearly three years of blood and sweat and was  declared the 'Best Film' of the year at the 50th Kerala State Film Awards.

published on : 13th October 2020

The Fahadh Faasil interview: 'Cinema shouldn't take away respect from women'

The National Award winner said his constant effort has been to ensure the liberty where he is not stuck in a particular image.

published on : 30th August 2020

It’s no show for M-town

 Even as the next major season for Malayalam cinema is around the corner, Mollywood is looking at a loss of nearlyRs  600 crore.

published on : 18th August 2020

Biju Menon was the first star to come onboard on Padayottam: Ajai Rahul

Ajai Rahul, one part of the writer-duo of the upcoming comedy 'Padayottam' talks to TNIE on the character Chenkal Raghu, casting, and absorbing Trivandrum flavour into the screenplay.

published on : 13th September 2018

Dileep reinstatement row: AMMA shouldn't turn into collective of male chauvinists, says Brinda Karat

Karat said that the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes' stand has humiliated Kerala, which has emerged as a role model in retaining democratic values and progressive thoughts.

published on : 29th June 2018

Kerala PWD Minister Sudhakaran flays actor Dileep and AMMA

While criticizing Dileep, Sudhakaran said he was 'arrogance personified' and alleged that the Malayalam film industry was under the control of a Kochi-centered lobby.

published on : 28th June 2018
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