Check out the Malayalam releases this week
The ongoing tussle involving various film associations has made the Malayalam cinema industry a virtual battleground during the past one month. Film producers are blaming technicians for the increase in production costs, the exhibitors and the distributors are on the warpath, and all these controversies have brought film releases to a standstill.
There have been no releases of big Malayalam films for quite a while now and even shootings of some films have been cancelled. Major releases like Mammootty's Venice Ile Vyaapaari and Mohanlal's Arabiyum Ottakavum P Madhavan Nair Um In Oru Marubhoomikkatha have been postponed to December.
Here is a look at the four films which are ready to hit the screens tomorrow, November 25.
Cast: Jayaram, Samvritha Sunil
Jayaram plays Ajayachandran Nair, who lived modestly as a peon before going to the Gulf. After making money there, he is back in his motherland and desperate to flaunt his wealth to ensure acceptance in society. Samvritha Sunil plays his wife Reshmi, who handles situations in a mature way.
Director Kamal teams up with Jayaram after around 12 years in Swapna Sanchari, which has been scripted by K Gireesh Kumar. The film is being made under the banner of True Line Cinema and the cinematographer is Alagappan.
Image: A scene from Swapna Sanchari
Cast: Sharada, Jayaram, Mamta Mohandas, Padmapriya
Director Jayaraj's Naayika narrates the life of a heroine of yesteryears called Gracy (Urvashi Sharada), who disappeared from showbiz all of a sudden. A young filmmaker, Aleena (Mamta Mohandas) attempts to make a documentary on her life.
Jayaram plays a hero of the past named Anand and Padmapriya is the younger version of Gracy, while she was still the heartthrob.
Naayika is being made under the banner of Makeeram Creations, based on the script by Deedi Damodaran. The cinematographer is Sinu Murikkumpuzha.
Image: A scene from Naayika
Director: V K Prakash
Cast: Jayasurya, Anoop Menon, Meghna Raj
Jayasurya is Stephen Louis, a wealthy paraplegic who likes to celebrate life. He lives in a wheelchair but faces everything in his life with a smile.
He gets friendly with John, a musician played by Anoop Menon, who is genuinely worried about his own future. Their unlikely friendship is the subject of the film directed by V K Prakash.
Meghna Raj is Anjali, a home nurse who comes into the lives of these two friends.
Beautiful is produced by Anand Kumar under the banner of Yes Cinema Company. Anoop Menon is the scenarist and also the lyricist, while Jomon T John is the cinematographer.
Image: A scene from Beautiful
Director: Sohan Roy
Cast: Joshua Smith, Linda Arsenio, Ashish Vidyarthi
According to writer-director Sohan Roy, Dam 999 is "an emotional thriller, which has been inspired by real life incidents and conveys a subtle message about the psychological stress that every individual experiences when one's feelings and desires are restricted."
He claims that it is a Hollywood movie made in India and will hit theatres across the country on November 25.
The film has been made in a grand way in 3D and is slated for an international release after the announcement of the Oscar nominations, in which the makers of the film hope to find a place.
The theme of the film has gained relevance with the threat to the Mullapperiyar dam suddenly becoming a major cause of concern in Kerala.
Image: A scene from Dam999