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       HEADLINES: Qatar announces $5 million aid to flood-hit Kerala                                              Rescue operations in full swing                                              V D Satheesan slams health ministry for failure to send relief teams                                              Kerala Floods should be declared a national disaster, says Yechury                                              President Kovind enquires about flood situation in Kerala                                              Air India pilots offer help in flood-hit Kerala on voluntary basis                                              Big B, SRK contribute towards Kerala relief                                              Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80                                              Asian Games: Ravi Kumar, Apurvi Chandela win mixed air rifle shooting bronze                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas announce engagement after ceremony in Mumbai    
Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas officially announced their engagement after a pooja ceremony held at the actor's residence here, ending months of speculation about their relationship.

         Cricketer, stars, research centre lend their helping hand    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Cricketer Samju Samson handed over a cheque of Rs 15 lakh to Chief Minister’s relief fund while actress Nayanthara and actor Sidharth gave Rs 10 lakh each and Vijay Sethupathi gave Rs 25 lakh towards the fund.

         A self-made director powered by undying passion    
Having made two films of contemporary relevance and with three more films of the same genre in the pipeline, Moni Srinivasan, a self-made unassuming director is a happy camper. This is because he feels that he could educate people through his cinemas, to some extent.

         New lyrical song of ‘Varathan’ out    
A new lyrical song of Fahad Faazil starrer Varathan is out. The song is sung by Sreenath Bhasi and Nazriya. Sushin Shyam has composed the music while the lyrics are penned by Vinayak Sasikumar. Amal Neerad and Fahad Faazil are joining again in ‘Varathan’ after ‘Iyobinte Pusthakam’. The movie is produced by Amal Neerad’s ANP and Nazriya Nazim productions. Aishwarya Lakshmi is the female lead in ‘Varathan’. Aishwarya has become an audience favourite after ‘Njandukalude naattil

         Tamil Nadu Film Industry pays homage to Karunanidhi    
An unconditional compassion and insatiable passion for the love for Tamil literature and industry. Especially, the remarkable feat of accomplishments that is marked by his vast domain across years has made Kalaignar Karunanidhi, an immortal icon of our lands. Expressing their earnest gesture towards the emblem of Tamil cinema, the entire industry (South Indian Artistes Association, FEFSI,Chinnathirai Nadigar Sangam & Kootamaippu) came together organizing the memorial gathering at Kamarajar Arang

         Trailer of Orukuttanadan blog is out    
The trailer of Orukuttnadan Blog, the first directorial venture of Script writer Sethu, has been released. Mammootty is the hero, Anu Sithara and Shamna Khasim are heroines in the film.

         Second song of Kochunni released    
he lyrical video of the second song of Nivin Pauly film Kayamkulam Kochunni is out. Gopi Sundar has put tunes to the lyrics of Rafeeq Ahammed. Vijay Yesudas has sung the song. The film in which Kayamkulam Kochunni will be enacted by Nivinin Pauly and Ithikkarapakki by Mohanlal is being awaited by people with great expectation.

         Akshay Kumar's 'Gold' gets special medal emoticon on Twitter    
NEW DELHI: Ahead of its release, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar's 'Gold' got a special medal emoticon on Twitter. Soon after the interactive session between the 'Holiday' actor and the audience on Twitter, the social media site announced a special medal emoji that will appear once typed with different hashtags like #AskAkshay #GoldMovie #FeelingofGold. Twitter India tweeted the announcement writing," Enjoyed that Twitter Q&A with #AskAkshay this morning? Stay tuned in the coming week for mo

         Music no longer a character in Bollywood movies, says Rahman    
MUMBAI: Academy Award-winning composer AR Rahman believes music should be treated as a character in films and not something that is dispensable.When asked about the deterioration of music in Bollywood, Rahman said people are not working on integrating music with the story. "People are not convinced about lip-syncing or having a song because they are not working on the screenplay that can sustain a scene with beautiful music," Rahman said in an interview here. "Music should become a characte

         Aksar Ali turns ‘director’    
Actor Asif Ali’s brother Aksar Ali is going to appear as a director. In Asif Ali’s new film, he will play a director; the film is titled ‘Jim Boom Ba’. Rahul Ramachandran is directing the film that is expected to be a comedy thriller.

         Mammootty to release Odiyan?    
Mohanlal fans are eagerly waiting for the release of ‘Odiyan’. The crew of the movie are giving new surprises each time they release a teaser. Such a surprise news has come out now. It has been reported that Mammootty will release the trailer of the movie on August 15. However, no official confirmation has been received till now. The duration of the trailer will be 1 minute 42 seconds. ‘Odiyan clendar’ was previously released by Mammootty. Odian is directed by ad film director V A Sr

         Biju Menon speaks Thiruvananthapuram slang; Padayottam trailer is out    
Padayottam (new) is the film newcomer Rafeeq Ibrahim is directing with Biju Menon in the lead. The interesting trailer of the film is out. In the film that will reach theatres as Onam release, Biju will be enacting the role of a goon called Chenkal Raghu.

         My biggest fear is failure: Priyanka Chopra    
New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra may be one of the biggest and most successful Indian stars, but the actor says failures still scare her. The 36-year-old actor, who forayed into the West with ABC thriller "Quantico", said she feels "miserable" when she faces a setback in any aspect of her life.

         Nawazuddin has many traits that are similar to Manto: Nandita Das    
Mumbai: Nandita Das says she chose Nawazuddin Siddiqui to portray the title role in "Manto" as he has a lot of similarities with legendary Urdu author-writer. Nandita said she always had Nawaz in mind while writing "Manto", based on the life of Saadat Hasan Manto, whose work continues to remain relevant to this day.

         Big B remembers 'versatile genius' Kishore Kumar    
NEW DELHI: Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday remembered legendary singer Kishore Kumar on the occasion of his 89th birth anniversary. The Shehanshah of Bollywood took to social emdia to mark the day, writing, "4th August, birth anniversary of Kishore Kumar .. a versatile genius .. Prod, Dir, Actor, Singer, Music Dir "Kishore'da sang in more than 51 films for me, as my voice -more than 130 songs.and in more than 60 films that I acted in." Born on August 4, 1929 as Abhaas Kumar Ganguly, Kishore K

         Kayamkulam Kochunni bags crores before release    
Hundreds of films reach before the Malayali audience each year. Only a few of them become financially successful. Most of them flop. Super-star movies are not also different from this. Though satellite rights are sold for a record amount, many movies flop in the theatres. However, Kayamkulam Kochunni starring Nivin Pauly has bagged a record amount before the release. The movie which also stars super star Mohanlal as Ithikkara Pakki has collected Rs 25 crore before hitting the theatres. The r

         Sunny Leone to debut in Malayalam movie    
Gorgeous Hollywood star Sunny Leone, now active in Indian cinema, will soon be seen in a Malayalam movie. She reportedly would appear in the film to be made by Omar Lulu, who had come out with surprise hits like Happy Wedding and Chunks.

         'Baahubali' to get another life on Netflix as a prequel    
MUMBAI: Fans of "Baahubali" can revisit the world of Mahishmati in a new Netflix series that will explore the journey of Sivagami in a prequel to the SS Rajamouli's two-part blockbuster. The series, which was announced by Netflix today, has already been given a two-season order. "Baahubali: Before the Beginning", will be a prequel to "Baahu

         Don't charge acting fee, have share in profits: Aamir Khan    
Mumbai: Superstars are often accused of charging exorbitant money for working in a movie but Aamir Khan says he has a different model. If the film fails, he gets nothing and if it is successful, he has a higher profit share.

         Kamal comes with earth-shattering action in Vishwaroopam 2 Trailer 2 (Video)    
The new trailer of Vishwaroopam 2 was released recently. Kamal Haasan appears as RAW agent Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri. After a long wait of five years, Vishwaroopam 2 will hit two theatres in Kerala on August 10.

         Anil Kapoor's tribute to Mohammed Rafi on 38th death anniversary    
Mumbai: Anil Kapoor has recreated Mohammed Rafi's classic song "Badan pe sitare" in his own inimitable style to remember the legendary playback singer on his 38th death anniversary.

         Lucifer shoot delayed due to rains    
The shoot of ‘Lucifer’, an upcoming movie directed by Prithviraj starring Mohanlal is in progress. However, the shoot has been delayed due to heavy rain, Prithiviraj posted on Instagram. ‘When you have multiple cameras set up on a complex rig and a superstar waiting..but the rain gods decide WAIT is all you will do through the day!’, Prithviraj noted on Instagram. The movie is scripted by Murali Gopi and produced by Antony Perumbavoor. ‘Lucifer’ is being distributed by Aashirvad

         Akshay Kumar to make a biopic on Hima Das    
MUMBAI: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar who congratulated the Indian contingent for the upcoming Asian Games said he would love to make a biopic on athlete Hima Das. While attending an event, the action star confirmed it and praised the athlete for achieving such a feat at a very young age. "I would like to make a biopic on Hima Das. She's a young achiever, in a sport that India's not identified with on the international stage. She won gold in a track and field event, which is a huge achievemen

         Hanan gets chance in three films    
KOCHI: Hanan, who became an overnight hero after her inspiring life story became viral in social media, has finally got chances in three films. Hanan has signed a contract to act in three films of Kuttanadan Marpappa producer Noushadh Alathur.

         Indywood Film Carnival will kick off on Dec 1    
Hyderabad (24-07-2018): Indywood Film Carnival, the much anticipated entertainment fiesta of the year, will be held at HITEX convention centre from December 1st to 5th 2018. The Carnival is expected to accelerate the growth of Indian Film Industry through materialising big budget movie projects, co-production ventures and B2B meet generating business worth Rs 500 crore.

         Producers clarifies when Randamoozham will go on floors    
The much-awaited movie of Mohanlal is certainly Randamoozham. People go about asking when the 1000 crore budget film is going to happen. Finally, there is an answer for this right from the horse’s mouth. Producer B R Shetty says that the shoot will start in July 2019. He made this clear through his Twitter account after holding a discussion with the film’s director, V A Sree Kumar in New Delhi.

         Tear-jerking song of ‘Peranbu’ out    
A song has been released from the movie ‘Peranbu’, directed by Ram starring Mammoooty as protagonist. The song is penned by Vairamuthu and composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Shreeram Parthasarathy is the singer. The song was released as the third part of the teaser. The third part is named as ‘Nature is miraculous’. Peranbu is the fourth movie of national award winner Ram, which is set to release bilingually in both Malayalam and Tamil.

         Aamir Khan to release Gulshan Kumar's biopic    
NEW DELHI: Aamir Khan's home production, Aamir Khan Productions and T-Series are all set to release a movie based on the life of music composer the founder of the T-Series music label, Gulshan Kumar. Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to confirm the news. He wrote, "BIG NEWS... Aamir Khan Productions and T-Series to release Gulshan Kumar biopic in Christmas 2019... Written and directed by Subhash Kapoor... Filming to begin early next year." Meanwhile, Aamir is curre

         ‘Irupathy Onnam Noottandu' will begin on Friday    
The shoot of Irupathy Onnam Noottandu, the film Arun Gopi is going to direct with Pranav Mohanlal in the lead, will begin on Friday. Arun Gopi himself has shared this information with Kerala Kaumudi Online. The first phase of the shoot will happen in Kochi. Tomichan Mulakupadam will be producing the film under the banner of Mulakupadam films.

         ‘Randamoozham’ pre-production in progress: Mohanlal    
Mohanlal fans are eagerly waiting for the movie ‘Randamoozham’. Movie buffs from all over the country also await this 1000Cr budget movie. No information on the production of the movie was revealed until Mohanlal clarified about the progress of the movie. “‘Randamoozham’ is a movie that needs a lot of preparations before starting the shoot. The crew of the movie is working on it. As I always say, more details on the movie can be given only after the starting the shoot. Everything els

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