Saturday, 24 November 2012

Ann Augustine and Jomon T John Wedding on 2013

Another star wedding is on the cards with actress Ann Augustine and young cinematographer Jomon T John set to tie the knot next year.

Ann's father and actor Augustine confirms the news. "We are planning the engagement for January next year and the wedding later on," he says, adding that the two families had met sometime last month to confirm the wedding.
Sources close to the duo say that the two had met on the sets of V K Prakash's Poppins, in which Jomon was serving as the DOP. Incidentally, both have completed their education in Bangalore. Jomon, who started as the assistant of cameraman Shyju Khalid in Traffic, was spotted hanging around on the sets of Aashiq Abu's Da Thadiya, in which Ann plays the female lead.

While both Jomon and Ann could not be reached for comment, Augustine tells us, "It's a proper arranged marriage." The cinematographer has had a dream run in M-Town, with films such as Beautiful, Thattathin Marayathu and Ayaalum Njanum Thammil. He's currently filming Dulquer Salmaan's ABCD. Ann too is busy with a number of projects, with Da Thadiyaset for release in December. She is currently filming Rebecca Uthup Kizhakemala, in which she plays an athlete.

Interestingly, the wedding of actor Asif Ali, with whom Ann was linked up earlier, is also set for next year.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Bavuttiyude Namathil | Malayalam Movie | Review | Videos | Posters | Stills | Cast & Crew

Bavuttiyude Namathil, a Mammootty-starrer directed by G.S. Vijayan and scripted by Ranjith, is the story of Bavutty, and how he influences those around him through his simple living.
The mansion on top of the hill looks elegant, its sparkling white façade, surrounded by a tennis court, a huge swimming pool, extensive manicured gardens et. al. This palatial house at Chevayoor in Kozhikode would undoubtedly look even more spectacular on screen, you think, as actors Mammootty, Kavya Madhavan, Kaniha, Shankar Ramakrishnan, Harisree Ashokan and Sudheesh listen to instructions from director G.S. Vijayan. Rima Kallingal and Vineeth are also scheduled to shoot later in the day. It’s the location for Bavuttiyude Namathil, scripted and produced by Ranjith.
Everything is set for the first scene of the day, to be shot on the verandah of the house. Kavya and Shankar, seated on chairs, are talking to Mammootty, who is sitting on the floor. They are joined soon by Sudheesh, Ashokan and Kaniha.
“This mansion is the home of Sethu and Vanaja, the characters played by Shankar and Kavya. Mammootty dons the role of their chauffer, Bavutty. Kaniha acts as their maid, while Sudheesh and Ashokan are Bavutty’s friends. This scene tries to establish that Bavutty is more than a chauffer in this home; he plays a crucial role in the lives of Sethu and Vanaja,” explains Vijayan, who has directed films such as AanavaalmothiramGhoshayathra and Charithram.
Meanwhile, cinematographer Manoj Pillai seems bothered by the reflection he sees on the bay window of the house. It takes some time for him to adjust the camera to get the perfect frame. A few takes later, the director calls ‘cut’.
The next shot is a close-up of Kavya, who looks fetching in a yellow and brown salwar. She repeats some of her dialogues from the earlier scene, and the director okays the shot in no time. Says the actor: “I play a really strong character and I’m thrilled that I get to speak my native dialect – that of Neeleswaram in Kasaragod. I also got to give some inputs to Ranjith about how my dialogues would sound!”
Even as she speaks, Vineeth arrives. She greets him heartily, flashing him a bright smile. “You did not greet me this happily!” Mammootty protests in jest, which sends the rest of the actors into fits of laughter.
Mammootty, dressed in a pista-green short-sleeved shirt and white ‘mundu’, waves to a large group of admirers who have come to catch a glimpse of him. He even poses for the cameras – or mobile phone cameras, to be precise – for a lucky few. Everyone, it seems, want to take pictures with him and he accommodates as many requests as he can before his next shot. Mammootty’s next shot is with Rima Kallingal, who is dressed in a light blue cotton sari and a matching hijab. Mammootty is dusting a white-coloured Toyota Fortuner, as Rima walks out of the house. She refuses his offer of a lift.
Rima’s work is finished for the day. “I play a cameo in the film – that of a Muslim woman for the first time in my career. It is interesting to play a simple, non-Westernised girl for a change. My character is a teacher who takes tuition for the children of the house. I wanted to be part of a film that is written by Ranjith, so the length of the role didn’t matter,” she says.
Scriptwriter Ranjith is also on the set. Why is he not directing the film, we wonder? “Vijayan and I go back a long way. I had promised to write a script for him quite a while ago. He is a capable director who can bring my script, with all its intricacies, to life on screen,” says Ranjith.
Bavuttiyude Namathil is about two men and their attitude towards life. While Sethu’s biggest concern is making money, Bavutty is happy to lead a simple life. The film is also about how the opposite attitudes of the duo affect Vanaja,” he elaborates.
Ranjith has many visitors on the set on the day – among them are directors Lal Jose and V.M. Vinu, and singer and composer Shahabaz Aman, who has tuned the songs for Bavuttiyude Namathil (lyrics have been penned by Rafeeq Ahmed). Stills are by Paul Bathery. Bavuttiyude Namathil, produced under the banner of Capitol Theatres, will reach cinemas in December.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Vidya Balan's Weds Siddharth Roy Kapur

This is surely the year of marriages for Bollywood. After Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's wedding one more superstar is planning to get hitched this year. Yes, you read it right! Vidya Balan is all set to marry her long time beau Siddharth Roy Kapur in December 2012.
There is a strong buzz in Bollywood that Vidya Balan's wedding might happen by the end of December and on her next birthday which falls on January first, Vidya would already be a married lady. However, just like Saif-Kareena, Vidya and Siddharth Roy Kapur have not commented anything on their marriage.

Siddharth Roy Kapoor is the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures and is dating Vidya Balan from past two years. Rumour has it that Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur will head for a honeymoon in the Caribbean. 
Reportedly, Siddharth has been married twice before. He separated from the second wife three years ago.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Celluloid | Malayalam Movie | Review | Videos | Posters | Stills | Cast & Crew

Banner-Prime Time Cinema ,Director-Kamal ,Story And Script-Kamal ,Cinematography-Venu ,Editor-K. Rajagopal ,Art Director-Suresh Kollam ,Makeup-Pattanom Rashid , ,Costume Designer-S. B. Satheesan ,Production Control-Shafeer Sait ,Lyrics-Rafeeq Ahmed , Engadyoor Chandrashekaran ,Music Director-M. Jayachandran ,Stills-Jayaprakash Payyanoor ,Designs-Panache Entertainment ,

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Ardhanari| Malayalam Movie | Review | Videos | Posters | Stills | Cast & Crew

Ardhanari’ the new Malayalam film will mark the debut production venture of playback singer M.G. Sreekumar. The script and direction of the film is handled by debut Santosh Paurnami.
Manoj.K.Jayan, Tilakn, Nedumudi Venu, Maniyan Pilla Raju and Asha Sarath are the main cast. Manoj.K.Jayan will be doing the role of a hijada(transgender). M.G.Sreekumar scored the music for the film which is penned by Kaithapram and Madusoodanan Nair. Thenkashi and Trivandrum are the major locations for the film. The camera shoot for the film will start soon.

ABCD| Malayalam Movie | Review | Videos | Posters | Stills | Cast & Crew

Dulquer Salmaan’s Martin Prakkat movie titled as ABCD which stands for (American Born Confused Desi). Martin Prakkat who debuted with ‘Best Actor’ which starred Mammootty was a block buster. The film will have a new heroine and a group of new faces. The movie talk about the journey of two american malayalees to their Motherland
While music is from talented Gopi Sunder. And most talked Jomon T John will head Direction Of Photography. And this new film will be produced by K Shibu under the banner of Thameen Productions..