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Are you looking forward to these Malayalam films?

Last updated on: February 4, 2011 13:59 IST

Are you looking forward to these Malayalam films?

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Meghna George in Kochi
2011 started pretty well for the Malayalam film industry with Traffic emerging a sensation. Soon to follow are a few high profile films coming your way. Here is a look at a few of them.

Khadama

Director: Kamal

The film's title means a maid in an Arab's home. Kavya Madhavan plays the maid. The film and Kavya's performance have been rated high by former actresses like Manju Warrier and Samyuktha Varma, after a private screening.

Sreenivasan and Biju Menon include the film's cast, but the main focus is on Kavya's character.

Kamal, who has directed several fantastic films in the past, has made this heart wrenching tale based on K Gireesh Kumar's screenplay. The shooting of the film has been done mainly in the Gulf and the visuals by Manoj Pillai are indeed spectacular.

The film releases today.

Image: A scene from Khadama

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Race

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Director: Kukku Surendran

Race narrates the travails of a few for money. Some of them indulge in noble ways to make money, while the rest are ready to find shortcuts.

The film stars Kunchacko Boban, Indrajith, Mamta Mohandas and Gowri Munjal.

Kukku Surendran, who earlier directed films like Oraal and Veeralippattu, has made the film based on Robin Thirumala's script. Kunchacko Boban plays a successful doctor while Indrajith plays a character with a grey shades.

Race also releases today.


Image: A scene from Race

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Makeup Man

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Director: Shafi

Jayaram plays a makeup man in this film directed by Shafi, based on a script by Sachi and Sethu.

Sheela is the heroine while Prithviraj and Kunchacko Boban are seen in cameos. The film has been on the floors for a while and had to be completed in more than one schedule, due to date issues.

There is some cinema-within-cinema kinds of scenes which should make things even more interesting. Shafi says that we tend to ignore the behind-the-scenes crew members like the makeup men.

Makeup Man releases on February 11.


Image: A scene from Makeup Man

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August 15

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Director: Shaji Kailas

Remember the thriller August 1 that was released more than two decades ago? The film starred Mammootty as a mild mannered cop named Perumal who saves the life of the chief minister from the hands of a professional killer. The film is hugely popular even now with its repeated screenings on TV.

Now director Shaji Kailas is directing another episode with Perumal once again in action.

Mammootty will play the hero in the sequel titled August 15, which has been scripted by S N Swami. Meghna Raj, the heroine of Vinayan's recent film Yakshiyum Njanum has an important role in the film.

August 15 is slated for release soon.

Image: A scene from August 15

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Payyans

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Director: Leo Thaddeus

Jayasurya plays the lead in Payyans. He plays a youngster who is a bit too cool about life. Lal and Rohini play his parents, while Angaditheru heroine Anjali makes her debut in Malayalam.

Leo who earlier directed Pachamarathanalil is the man at the helm.

"Jayasurya plays a character named Josy, whose lack of discipline in life, relationships, family, personal and even social matters, lands him in deep trouble. He realises it after a while and decides to mend his ways," says the director about the film's storyline.


Image: A scene from Payyans

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