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Archive for December 2005

Newsmaker: Raja Ravi Varma

December 30, 2005

The painting on the left is Raja Ravi Varma’s Damayanti and the Swan. The image on the right is from a song in the movie Ananthabhadram. The song, Pinakkamano was based on the paintings of Ravi Varma. This year Ravi Varma has been in the news in both movies and archaeology. Two Italian curators Enrico […]

2005 – Year of Superstars.

December 29, 2005

Few years back there was great hope in malayalam film industry with quite a number of young actors debuting. Many of us thought that era of Mammootty and Mohanlal (super stars) are over and a new dawn for malayalam cinema is around the corner with the infusion of young talent. If one had harbored such […]


December 28, 2005

Actor CI Paul, died on Dec 15, due to heart failure. His silver screen break came with ‘Maadatharuvi’ in which he played the role of Fr Benedict. He acted in around 300 films and several TV serials since then. Paul, who started out as a character actor proved that he could handle comedy and villain […]

The 2005 Awards..

December 27, 2005

Baradwaj Rangan gives his awards to people and movies from 2005. Here are some excerpts from the Malayalam section. Producer’s Darling of the Year: Awarded to Mammooty. The man just can’t stop giving hits — Rajamanickam, Thommanum Makkalum, Nerariyan CBI, Thaskaraveran… Person Most in Need of an Audience Verdict: Awarded to Mohanlal. He had two […]

Tanmatra not doing good

December 25, 2005

From today, Vellithira is moving to a permanent home. With this change comes a name change too. The new site is When we started this site we did not know that there would be such an overwhelming response to our articles. As the readership started increasing, we realized that it should have its own […]

Only Kavya?

December 23, 2005

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Jayaraj’s new adventure

December 14, 2005

After working as Bharathan’s assistant, Jayaraj became a director with the movie Vidyarambham based on a script by Srinivasan. After that he gave us beautiful movies like Kaliyattam, which won the national award for Suresh Gopi and Deshadanam, which fetched him the state award for the best director. He also gave us commercial movies like […]