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Kunchacko Boban replaces Prithviraj in Naale Raavile

May 11, 2016 10:08 IST

 The latest updates from Malayalam film industry.

Kunchacko Boban

According to reports, Kunchacko Boban will star in director Rosshan Andrrews’ Naale Raavile.

The film was originally announced with Prithviraj in the lead. Nyla Usha will play the female lead.

Interestingly, Kunchacko Boban is also playing a cop in Rosshan’s forthcoming film, School Bus, which is scheduled for release this month. 

Meanwhile, Kunchacko Boban’s Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti will hit the screens this week.

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Malayalam cinema’s brush with politics

Malayalam cinema

When it comes to politics, actors and technicians from the Malayalam film industry usually take a diplomatic stance, never confining themselves to a particular political outfit.

Of course, there have been exceptions like K B Ganesh Kumar, Murali or Lenin Rajendran.

So, it was a surprise when Innocent was fielded as a Left front candidate from Chalakudy during the last Lok Sabha elections. It was an even greater surprise when he won the tough battle.

Things have changed now as actors like Mukesh, Ganesh Kumar, Jagadeesh and Bheeman Raghu have become candidates in the Kerala state elections, to be held on May 16.

Suresh Gopi has just been nominated by the BJP as a Rajyasabha MP.

Actors like Jayaram, KPAC Lalitha, Salim Kumar and Kaviyoor Ponnamma campaigned for various political fronts recently.

Mammootty was also actively involved in some social gatherings not too long ago. This seems like the changing face of Malayalam cinema.

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Bhavana becomes a school teacher

Bhavana

In actor-turned-filmmaker Vijay Menon’s forthcoming film titled Vilakkumaram, Bhavana plays a school teacher, who also works as a counselor at a juvenile home.

Manoj K Jayan and Suraj Venjarammood also star in the film.

Vilakkumaram has been scripted by Vijay Menon’s son, Nikhil.

Vijay George in Kochi