Posted on 01 February 2012.
Malayalam movie-makers have been treating us with some awesome movies over the past few years. The ‘New-Gen’ movies which are made, ensures that the audience are entertained, and at the same time treated with some really good movies! ‘Ee Adutha Kalath’, the second movie of director Arun Kumar Aravind is all to hit theaters by the end of February. Arun Kumar, director of the movie ‘Cocktail’ will bring this remarkable flick for movie-lovers in Kerala.
Starring Indrajith, Nishan, Murali Gopy, Anoop Menon, Mythili and Tanushree Gosh, the movie will be a treat for an audience who appreciates and welcomes uniqueness. Gopi Sunder’s music will add an extra charm to the movie. The trailer of the movie is out. The wait for EAK begins, but for now you can check out the trailer video! Here is the link!
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Posted on 10 August 2011.
Malayalam cinema or rather Mollywood is at the threshold of change absolutely first-class. Well, this can be a subjective statement where some finds it hard to nod their heads to. Making Cinema for an audience, who are extremely choosy and ‘knows-what-they-want’, is a task quite tricky and needs some good quality research and hard work. So this whole ‘new-gen’ movies, if I remember, started from ‘Cocktail’, that happened in 2010. Some argue that the movie was purely a cut copy paste of the Canadian flick ‘Butterfly on Wheel’, and does not deserve the laurels which it had got. The director, from Day 1 the movie was released, had said in all public forums that ‘Cocktail’ was inspired from this Canadian flick. The audience has the right to know more about the movies that are being given to them, and Malayali audiences are smart. They judge and criticize right, clap their hands for perfection, and cheers out loud for good movies. You can remake it good or bad. Cocktail showed instances that can happen to you and me in the society. It was clean.
‘Traffic’ amused us. With performances of actors like Sreenivasan, Rahman, Kunchako Boban at their best, the movie, I would say, was one of the perfectly scripted ones that Malayalam cinema can boast of. I remember how a few movie critic friends of mine could not stop talking tales of glory about how well this movie was made. Well, there are more to the list. It goes on.
Superstars are gods here. I do not differ in admitting that. But we are far away from superstar worship that you may find in our counterpart states like Tamil Nadu. We know what we want. Give us good movies, we will cheer out loud for you. Salt n’ Pepper which is still running successfully (houseful) in all the theatres awed me. Aashiq Abu has come a long way, after his first flick ‘Daddy Cool’. We love style. He gave us style in elegance. From the cast to script, screenplay to songs, everything about S n’ P was perfectly mixed. A complete treat for an ardent cinema-lover! Chaappa Kurish might not have made it big in the box- office. But hat’s off to the director for brining forth such a brave theme to the forefront. The protagonist ‘Sonia’ (played by Remya Nambeesan) can be you and me. The message- know what you do, and be watchful, is said through a good script.
Being a ardent cinema fan (and not just a superstar fanatic), I’am glad that we are witnessing an era in Malayalam cinema where change is inevitable yet great. Directors are gearing up to showcase their best. With such healthy competition on, I must acknowledge the fact that, our cinema is safe and sound.
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Posted on 25 July 2011.
It’s been nearly a year, and Malayali’s still praise the movie ‘Cocktail’ for all the good things that the movie has introduced to Malayalam cinema. The tags associated to the movie are many. When some said that the movie started off the trend of ‘new-gen cinema’ in Malayalam, others labelled the movie as crafted immensely perfect. All cheers goes to Arun Kumar Aravind, the man behind the movie. His directorial debut undoubtedly created waves in the industry. His next movie (after a year’s break) is all set to start off work. The movie named ‘Ee Adutha Kalath’ promises to be an entertainment for people beyond age barriers.
Arun prefers not categorising his movie under any genre. “The film will be like a rollercoaster ride, where what meets you is not what you expect. It will be like an Adrenalin-inducing fun ride”, claims Arun. This young man, who used to work with Priyadarshan as an Editor for most of his Bollywood flicks, knows it all perfectly.”The movie proves that ordinary lives are not ordinary at all, and the film travels to the mysterious underbelly of the city and the hidden fears and hopes of those who unknowingly get caught up in the ride. The familiar becomes strange and the strange familiar”, adds Arun.
With a promising star cast comprising of Indrajith Sukumaran, Murali Gopy, Fahadh Fazil, Anoop Menon, Taanu Ghosh, Mydhili, Lena and more, ‘Ee Adutha Kalath’ is sure to hit screens with a big-bang. Murali Gopy has done the screenplay, story, and dialogues for the movie as well. With Shahnad Jalaal doing the direction for photography and music and BGM from Gopi Sunder, the movie sure looks good.
The pre-production stage is almost over. With experts doing their bit for the movie, lets wish the crew good luck!
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