Sanal Kumar

I make films for a global audience: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

The filmmaker talks about his latest film Chola, the true incident that inspired the film and working with actors like Joju George and Manju Warrier

published on : 12th December 2019

'Chola' review: Raw, sublime and hauntingly powerful

Chola feels like a more potent extension of the themes and ideas Sanal Kumar Sasidharan put forth in Ozhivudivasathe Kali and Sexy Durga  

published on : 7th December 2019

Addl Sessions Court cancels bail of 9th accused in actor abduction case

 The Additional Sessions Court cancelled the bail of the ninth accused in the actor abduction case.

published on : 1st December 2019

Unfair and Square: Are Indian film festivals becoming beacons of faux-liberalism?

As film festivals increasingly reject bold content, we find out why they are limiting the filmmakers’ freedom of expression 

published on : 10th November 2019

Sanal Kumar’s 'Chola' to release on December 6

Actor Joju George, who plays the main lead in 'Chola', revealed that he is jointly producing the film with Karthik Subbaraj.

published on : 8th November 2019

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's 'Kayattam' with Manju Warrier completed

Manju will be seen next in Santosh Sivan's Jack n Jill, Priyadarshan's Marakkar, and Rosshan Andrrews' Prathi Poovan Kozhi.

published on : 29th October 2019

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s 'Chola' earns raves at Venice Film Festival

The only Malayalam films which previously had the honour to be screened here were Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Mathilukal and Nizhalkuthu.

published on : 5th September 2019

Cinema was the only goal in front of us: 'Kayattam' crew after being rescued from flood-hit Himachal

After being rescued from their flood-hit Himachal Pradesh movie location, filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan recounts the 10-day experience of shooting his new film Kayattam starring Manju Warrier 

published on : 23rd August 2019

Malayalam film crew, stuck at Himachal, may return to base camp on Wednesday

The crew, meanwhile, has sought more time from Mandi District Collector to complete the remaining shoot in Chhatru itself. 

published on : 21st August 2019

Manju Warrier, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan rescued from flood-hit Himachal Pradesh

The 30-member crew went to Himachal on July 25 for the shooting of the new film directed by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan.

published on : 20th August 2019

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s Chola headed to Venice Film Festival

Venice Film Festival is not only the oldest but also one of the three biggest film festivals in the world including Cannes and Berlin.

published on : 27th July 2019

'S... Durga': Indian Panorama jury yet to hear from IFFI over screening of film

After the film's maker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan petitioned the Kerala High Court, the court directed IFFI to screen 'S... Durga' after its censored version was screened for the jury.

published on : 26th November 2017

IFFI: I feel ashamed that I stood up for my film, says 'S... Durga' director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

Sasidharan said that when he went to court, he thought that he was was fighting with the system but it had now become an ego issue as he feels the ministry had taken his fight personally.

published on : 26th November 2017

Malayalam film community reacts to dropping of Sanal Kumar Sasidaran's 'Sexy Durga', Marathi film 'Nude' from IFFI

Aashiq Abu, Rajeev Ravi, Lijo Pallissery, Dileesh Pothan, Geethu Mohandas, Rima Kallingal, Soubin Shahir, Vidhu Vincent, Syam Pushkaran and several others released a joint statement on Thursday.

published on : 17th November 2017

'Sexy Durga' to release as 'S Durga', gets U/A after 21 audio mutes

Director Sasidharan says, 'you can't censor imaginations.'

published on : 10th October 2017