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Archive for January 2006

Review Roundup: Lion

January 31, 2006

As predicted, the Lion is roaring. According to reports, this political-family entertainer is a big hit due to the unprecedented opening. Lion was also helped by the fact that the release of Balram vs Taradas has been moved to March. The music is by one of our favourite composers, Deepak Dev and he has really […]

Navya Nair’s offbeat films

January 30, 2006

Moved to http://varnachitram.com/2006/01/30/navya-nairs-offbeat-films/

Why film abroad?

January 26, 2006

Dileep and Kavya Madhavan Most Malayalam movie songs are filmed on location in either Kerala, Ooty, Kodaikanal or the recent favourite Pollachi. Thus Malayalam film industry did not join their brothers and sisters in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies who go and dance on the streets of various foreign countries, embarassing everyone in the process. […]

Coming Soon: Achanurangatha Veedu

January 25, 2006

In Malayalam there are various Actor-Director combinations which produce the same style of movies one after other like Priyadarshan-Mohanlal, Rajasenan-Jayaram, Shaji Kailas-Suresh Gopi and Lal Jose-Dileep. These combinations are safe bets and have mostly produced economically successful movies. Occasionally these directors venture outside their tribe and try their luck with other actors like Priyadarshan with […]

Balram Vs Taradas Vs Lion

January 23, 2006

This week there are two interesting releases: Balram Vs Taradas starring Mammotty and Lion starring Dileep. Last time when Mammotty and Dileep had their movies released together, Dileep was the winner. The earlier competition was between Nerariyan CBI and Chanthupottu. After losing to Dileep, Mammotty camp had to come up with a strategy to tackle […]

Careers of Suresh Gopi and Shaji Kailas

January 20, 2006

Suresh Gopi and Shaji Kailas have their fortunes and misfortunes entwined and it is interesting to take a look at their parallel careers. Suresh Gopi started his career as a child artist in Odayil Ninnum (1965). Later he started doing villain and supporting roles, but his career had a sea change when he started associating […]

Movie Review: Mambazhakkalam

January 19, 2006

The story of this movie is very simple. Puthenpurackal Chandran (Mohanlal) had a childhood flame Indira (Shobhana) and for various reasons could not marry her. He meets her after a long time and by then she is already married and has a child. Her husband, Dr. Raghuram, a drug addict was in jail for murder […]