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       HEADLINES: Goons attack cinema producer in Kochi                                              Thrissur Pooram: Legal permission will be given to fireworks, says Centre                                              Nursing recruitment scam: Uthup Varghese arrested                                              First complaint lodged in phone trap case                                              Nalini Netto new chief secretary                                              Not in the Presidential race, says RSS chief                                              Sena MP Gaikwad travels by car to Delhi                                              Brexit countdown begins as Article 50 triggered                                              US court dismisses case against H-1B lottery system                                              Trump signs order to roll back Obama climate change measures                                              India lucky to have a stand-in captain like Rahane: Chappell                                              Foul-mouthed Messi banned for four Argentina games                                              India break jinx, beat Myanmar                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Iniya replaces Varalaxmi in 'Akasha Mittai'    
Varalaxmi Sarathkumar was roped in to play the female lead against Jayaram in the movie, but news from the tinsel town says that the actress has backed off from the project due to clash of dates. She's currently acting as one of the four heroines of Mammotty in a movie directed by Ajay Vasudev.

         Big B as Bheeshma    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Discussions are on with megastar Amitabh Bachchan to rope him in for the role of Bheeshma in the multi-lingual film 'Randamoozham', based on Jnanpith award winner M T Vasudevan Nairs novel.

         Kunchacko Boban completes 20 years    
With the release of ‘Take Off’, Kunchacko Boban completes 20 years in Malayalam film industry. It was on the same March 24 back in 1997 that Chackochan made his debut into the industry through 'Aniyathipravu'.

         Vidhu Vinod Chopra all praise for Dulquer!    
Vidhu Vinod Chopra came down to Kochi recently to attend the Kochi Muziris Bienalle, and he was all praise for the young star during a media interaction.

         Mohanlal to star in big budget Malayalam film    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Mohanlal-starrer Odiyan, touted to be one of costliest films, is getting ready for release. Antony Perumbavur is producing the film under the banner ‘Ashirvadu films. Famous ad director V A Sreekumar Menon will direct Odiyan before starting another big budget film Randamoozham. Harikrishnan will script the story. Manju Warrier is the heroine and Prakash Raj is the antagonist. Sabu Cyril is in charge of production design. Thrilling action scenes will dire

         Samuthirakani ventures into Malayalam    
National award winner Samuthirakani is all set to direct his first Malayalam movie titled 'Akasha Mittai'. It is a remake of ‘Appa’ (2016) directed in Tamil by the same director.

         ‘Chippy’ is Shruthy Menon’s next flick    
After a power packed performance in ‘Kismath’ that released in 2016, the bold and beautiful Shruthy Menon is getting ready for her next flick ‘Chippy’ directed by Pradeep Chokli.

         Prithvi-Murali tie-up    
Even before the release of Tiyan, its hero Prithviraj and writer-actor Murali Gopi are coming together for a new film. The film will be directed by Arun Kumar Aravind and scripted by Murali Gopi. In Left Right Left and Eee Aduthakalathu, Arun Kumar and Murali Gopi had worked together.

         Bhavana turns a radio operator in her next flick    
Bhavana dons the cap of a radio operator in Kiran Narayanan’s upcoming fantasy comedy drama ‘Oru Visheshapetta BiryaniKissa’.

         Padmapriya in Madhupal film    
Padmapriya is playing a sex worker in Madhupal's upcoming 'Oru Rathriyude Kooli', though earlier the director had said that she would be donning a down-to-earth mother's role.

         Kashyap all praise for ‘Angamaly Diaries’    
Kashyap watched the movie in the company of Lijo Jose Pellissery, producer Vijay Babu, actor Antony Varghese and actress Manju Warrier.

         Scribes attacked by 2.0 film crew; Director Shankar says sorry    
CHENNAI: The shooting of Rajinikanth's mega budget film '2.0' here was marred by an unsavoury incident today when two photo journalists were allegedly assaulted by the crew for questioning the blocking of a road.

         Vineeth as village youth    
Now, Vineeth appears to be concentrating more on acting. After Abi and Oru Cinemakkaran, he is going to act in newcomer Dileep Menon's film. The film set in a village background has been titled Ana Alaralodalaral. Vineeth plays a village youth. The pre-production works of the film is progressing. The selection of the heroine and other stars are yet to be done.

         Mammootty again as police officer    
Mammootty will again don khaki very soon. This will be in famous cinematographer Shamdutt's debut directorial venture. Shamdutt had cranked camera for Viswaroopam 2, Uttama villan, Oozham and Role Models. A non-heroine film, the film will be a crime thriller. Kattappanayile Rithik Roshen fame Unnikrishnan and Lijomol will play important roles The yet-to-be-titled film will be shot at Kochi, Chennai and Pollachi. The shoot will begin in Kochi in March 24.

         Don't sensationalise notice says SPB, Venkaiah Naidu hopes for solution    
CHENNAI: Noted playback singer S P Balasubrahmanian has urged music lovers not to sensationalise the issue of legal notice by music maestro Ilayaraja for singing songs composed by him without his permission.

         Mammootty to don khaki again    
Megastar Mammootty will don a khaki again. He will play a cop in noted cinematographer Shamdat’s debut film. It was Shamdat who wielded camera for Viswaroopam 2, Uthama Villain, Oozham and Role Models.

         Dhanush again in Malayalam    
Tamil star Dhaush is getting ready to be part of a Malayalam film again after appearing in a guest role long ago in the film Kamath And Kamath that starred Dileep and Mammootty. However, this time he has come out not to act but to produce the film Dhanush will be producing the film starring Tovino Thomas. Dominique Arun will be directing the film.

         New face in Poomaram    
A new face picked from youth festival will become the heroine of the film to be directed by Abrid shine, after his suoer hit Action Hero Biju. Classical Dancer Architha Aneesh is our heroine and Kalidas will play the hero. The director came across her at a festival venue. More details about the character is not known. Poomaram is a film set against the backdrop of college campus. The song Njanun Njanumentalum.. released already is a super hit. This has hiked expectations about the fil

         Dileep's Ramleela during Ramzan    
Dileep starrer Ramleela to be directed by new comer Arun Gopi will release during Ramzan. The last phase of the shooting is going on in Maldives. Soon after this, the first look poster will be released. Tomichan Mulakupadam under Mulakupadam films banner is producing the film. The script was written by Sachi. Camera is being cranked by Shaji Kumar. Prayaga Martin is the heroine. The film has a big line-up of artistes like Mukesh, Siddique, Vijayaraghavan, Kalabhavan Shahjohn, Suresh

         Director Vinayan's son turns hero    
Oru Mexican Aparatha fame Vishnu Govindan is becoming a director. In the film director Vinayan's son Vishnu Vinay is the hero. The film has been titled The history of Joy. Besides Vishnu, Saikumar and Vinay Fort are doing important roles. Reports say the shooting is complete. In that case, the film will reach the theatres during summer holidays.

         Shreya Ghoshal first Indian singer at Madame Tussauds    
NEW DELHI: Shreya Ghoshal has become the first Indian singer to make it to Madame Tussauds, with her wax figure set to be showcased at the upcoming Delhi wing of the musuem. Ghoshal's statue will be seen striking a singing pose.

         Manju Warrier with Charlie team    
Manju Warrier, who is awaiting the release of c/o Sairabhanu has now joined Charlie team. She will play the lead in the film to be produced by actor Martin Prakat and actor Joju George.. Details about other cast are not yet known. Manju is looking for girls and boy to act along with her. This information she has given on her FB post. The film's first-look post and other details will be announced soon.

         Nivin, Major Ravi unite for a love story    
Major Ravi, a director of war films, is uniting with Nivin Pauly for a love story. This is for the first time Nivin is teaming up with Major Ravi. Heroine will be a new face. Apart from Nivin, the film will have a huge star cast. This is the first time the director is doing a romantic film.

         Adventures of Omanakuttan teaser out    
Two Bhavana-Asif Ali films will get ready for release in March. They are Lal Junior’s Honey Bee 2 and Rohit V S’ Adventures of Omanakuttan. The teaser of the second film is out. It shows that the film will be a full-fledged comedy film. Aju Varghese, Srinda, Saiju Kurup are other actors in the film. Meer Abdul has done the script and dialogue. The cinematography is by Akhil George and film editing is by Livingston Mathew. The film is being produced by Antony Binoy and Biju Pulikkal under

         Prithvi welcomes Angamaly heroes    
Actor Prithviraj is all praise for the stars of Angamaly Diaries, directed by Lijo Jose. On his Facebook page, he says Angamaly Diaries is a super film and he has nothing else to say about it. "Anyone will be bowled over by the film. It is such a creative work. Through out the film, one can understand the excellence of the script. I am welcoming 86 new faces to Malayalam cinema... Lijo Pellissery, I am waiting to act in your next film," he says. Mohanlal and Manju Warrier had praised

         Actress Bhavana gets engaged    
THRISSUR: Actress Bahavana got engaged today at a simple private function in Thrissur. Kannada producer and businessman Naveen is the bridegroom. Only the actress’ close relatives and friends including actresses Manju Warrier and Samyuktha Varma attended the function.

         Resul Pookutty in Mammotty film    
Shyamdhar, who has super hit Seventh Day to his credit, is now busy with a Mammotty film. The great news is that Oscar Award winner Resul Pookutty is also part of this. Resul will do the sound-mixing for the film. The director has posted his photo along with Resul and cinematographer Vinod Illampilly on his Facebook page. Mammootty is playing the role of a teachers’ trainer. Asha Sharath and Deepthy Sathy are heroines.

         Take Off on March 24    
The film Take Off scripted and directed by famous editor Mahesh Narayan will hit theatres on March 24. Kunchacko Boban, Fahadh Faasil, Asif Ali and Parvathy will appear in important roles. The film tells the story of Malayali nurses who were stranded in a hospital in Iraq’s Tikrat, when rebels had captured it.

         Bijoy Nambiyar ropes in five heroines    
Bollywood-based Malayali director Bijoy Nambiar will cast five heroines in his next, titled Solo. Dulquer Salman is the hero. Ann Augustine, model Arathi Venkatesh, Sruthi Hariharan, Marathi actress Sayi Thamahankar and Asha Jayaram are the heroines.

         Asha Sharath as Sugathakumari    
It seems the Mollywood is behind biopics. Music-film director is getting ready to do a film on poetess and social worker Sugathakumari. Asha Sharath is playing the poetess. Madhu Ambatt is cranking the camera.

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