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  • | July 8th, 2015

    Karan Johar-SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali will NOT get any theatre in Kerala to release on July 10!

    Karan Johar-SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali will NOT get any theatre in Kerala to release on July 10!

    It’s shocking to know that such a grand movie won’t be released in the whole state. Read on to find out why….
    Karan Johar might face a lot of difficulty in the coming few days. The ace filmmaker who has taken on the reigns of distributing SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali, won’t get a single screen in Kerala to release the magnum opus film. Click here to read more

  • | January 1st, 2015

    What does New Year 2015 hold in store for Mammootty and Mohanlal?

    What does New Year 2015 hold in store for Mammootty and Mohanlal?

    Here’s the latest goss from the Kerala superstars homes…
    If 2014 had nothing much to cheer for the two reigning superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal, 2015 looks bright with numerous films already inked by the duo. Click here to read more

  • | October 4th, 2013

    Malayalam cinema: The new guard takes over!

    Malayalam cinema: The new guard takes over!

    Cineswami says Bollywood would do well to look at the Malayalam industry, which is brimming with ideas
    What is common to Entry, My Fan Ramu, Isaac Newton S/O Philipose, Click here to read more

  • | May 20th, 2013

    IPL 2013 spot-fixing: Sreesanth’s story to be part of Malayalam film Cricket

    IPL 2013 spot-fixing: Sreesanth’s story to be part of Malayalam film Cricket

    The latest controversy to rock cricket’s Indian Premier League, involving Rajasthan Royals player Sreesanth, will soon be turned into a movie down South
    Disgraced cricketer Sreesanth is going to be the subject of a film titled Cricket, to be made by Malayalam filmmaker duo Shaji Kailas and AK Sajan. The two have already begun preliminary work on the movie, which will be written by Sajan and directed by Shaji who made Eklavyan and Mafia before.
    We hear the story of Cricket will be loosely based on Sreesanth Click here to read more

  • | February 27th, 2013

    Shonali Nagrani-Shiraz Bhattacharya get married

    Shonali Nagrani-Shiraz Bhattacharya get married

    The couple who is fondly called as Shi-Sho tied the knot at three different locations in the country. Can you beat that!
    A few months ago, while talking about the grand wedding that was scheduled to take place on three different dates in February Click here to read more

  • | January 28th, 2013

    Vishwaroopam ban spells doom for distributors – viewers demand refund of ticket fare

    Vishwaroopam ban spells doom for distributors – viewers demand refund of ticket fare

    If not lifted soon, the ban on Kamal Haasan’s controversial film could end up with a Rs 30-crore loss
    The delay in the screening of Kamal Haasan‘s Rs 95 crore film Vishwaroopam in the wake of a ban after some groups tagged it as anti-Muslim is likely to result in an estimated loss of Rs 30 crore, say industry experts. Click here to read more

  • | November 2nd, 2012

    Samvrutha Sunil weds Akhil: view pic

    Samvrutha Sunil weds Akhil: view pic

    On November 1, the Malayalam actor married a techie settled in USA
    Popular Malayalam actor Samvrutha Sunil Thursday got married to Akhil, a computer engineer working in the US. The traditional wedding took place in the presence of close friends in the industry and select politicians. A reception will be held on November 6 at Kochi. Click here to read more

  • | August 3rd, 2012

    ‘Krishna Aur Kans’ animation film declared tax free in six states

    ‘Krishna Aur Kans’ animation film declared tax free in six states

    The movie has been declared tax-free in six states including Maharashtra, while other states are considering the proposal resulting in advance block bookings
    Krishna Aur Kans, a 3D animated feature film that released Friday, has been declared tax-free in Punjab, Rajasthan, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal besides Maharashtra. Click here to read more

  • | July 19th, 2012

    Is there a point to ‘Nanban’?

    Is there a point to ‘Nanban’?

    This past weekend, Cineswami was importuned to watch the latest Vijay vehicle Nanban, it being Sankranti/Pongal. Obviously, the whole world and its canine friend knows that the film is a remake of Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots and the same world dwellers and their barking brethren would have seen the Hindi film
    Apparently not, as our friends in Kollywood purchased the Tamil remake rights and entrusted the reins to Shankar, the biggest Indian director. Upon watching the film, the first thing that strikes you is how incredibly lazy it is. Apart from a few song picturisations, which themselves feel cut and pasted from past Shankar triumphs, there is absolutely nothing new in Nanban, if you have watched 3 Idiots that is. The plot is exactly the same, the dialogue appears to have been translated from the Hindi by a machine and what’s worse, for much of the film it’s a shot by shot rendering. Clearly, Shankar the director was on a break from making two Rajinikanth films back to back and having too good a time to put his own stamp on Nanban. Click here to read more

  • | April 5th, 2012

    Move over Bollywood, south rules Indian entertainment

    Move over Bollywood, south rules Indian entertainment

    The four southern states together account for more than half of India’s 10,000 movie screens
    Bollywood may hog the limelight but the quiet and industrious south Indian entertainment industry is the real growth driver for the Indian film industry and also the creative bellwether, given the sheer number of south Indian films remade in Hindi. That’s quite an achievement for a region accounting for just four of India’s 28 states – Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala – and a union territory, Pondicherry. These grand statements are not just narrow regionalism; they are borne out by a joint report on the south Indian industry compiled by the Federation of the Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and research firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India. Click here to read more

  • | December 11th, 2011

    ‘DAM 999’ director seeks police protection

    ‘DAM 999’ director seeks police protection

    Sohan Roy, director of controversial film DAM 999 which was barred from screening in Tamil Nadu, has asked for police protection to attend the hearing against the ban to be held in Chennai December 12, a release said in Kochi on Saturday. “I would be able to attend the hearing of the case, if and only if the government of Tamil Nadu provides me with police protection as I fear threats against my life from members of various political parties in Tamil Nadu,” said Roy. The film, released last month, was banned in Tamil Nadu for supposedly taking a pro-Kerala stand in the Mullaperiyar dam row. Roy had approached the apex court to lift the ban. “The hearing of the plea to lift the ban on the movie has been rescheduled for December 12. The hearing is scheduled to be held in the Office of Principal Secretary Home, Prohibition and Excise Department, Chennai,” said Roy. Dam 999, a US$10 million film, deals with the miseries of people following the collapse of a dam. Its critics say it tries to portray the dispute over the century-old Mullaperiyar Dam, which is situated in Kerala and supplies water to Tamil Nadu.
    ALSO READ: ALL THE SOUTH GOSSIPClick here to read more

  • | November 24th, 2011

    ‘Dam999’ screenings banned in Tamil Nadu

    ‘Dam999’ screenings banned in Tamil Nadu

    The Sohan Roy film, Dam999 is banned in Tamil Nadu fearing a riot between Tamilians and Malayalees
    Dam999 is rumoured to be based on the Mullaperiyar dam issue is a sore topic between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In order to maintain peace and order, the state government of Tamil Nadu banned screenings of the film with immediate effect. It is alleged that the movie is funded by Keralites and hence will portray a pro-Kerala stand in the Mullaperiyar dam case pending in the Supreme Court. Kerala and Tamil Nadu have been at loggerheads over the Mullaperiyar dam, built under an agreement signed in 1886 between the then maharaja of Travancore and the then British administration. Click here to read more

  • | November 14th, 2011

    Mollywood on strike but shooting continues

    Mollywood on strike but shooting continues

    All the mid-November releases have been postponed to Christmas
    Kerala, the land of coconuts, has now gained the notoriety of becoming the Land of Strikes. Hartals have become a common thing in the state. The latest victim of this phenomenon is the film industry. Latest reports suggest that almost all sections, ranging from production, distribution and exhibition of Malayalam films, have been paralysed by the ongoing strikes in the industry. All the mid-November releases have been postponed to Christmas. Mammootty’s Venicile Vyapari and Mohanlal’s Arabiyum Ottakavum…, which were supposed to hit the screens this weekend, too have been delayed. Click here to read more

  • | November 3rd, 2011

    Purab Kohli on an adventure spree on TV

    Purab Kohli on an adventure spree on TV


    The actor is geared up to go on a vacation with friends and while he’s having all the fun, his escapades will be captured into a TV show on Fox History & Traveller
    The actor who was last seen in the film Turning 30 opposite Gul Panag and had started his career as a VJ, is back on the small screen with an exciting travel cum adventure show titled Life Mein Ek Baar. He will be seen bungee jumping, river rafting, enjoying a road trip with four friends; basically everything that will make you loathe your mundane life and go green with envy. Click here to read more