A lowdown on what's going on in the Malayalam film industry.
Mammootty gets ready to woo the viewers this Vishu season with Bhaskar The Rascal that releases on April 15.
He faces competition from his son Dulquer Salmaan whose O K Kanmani opens two days later.
Mammootty plays a ruthless businessman with a heart of gold in Siddique’s Bhaskar The Rascal. Nayantara is the heroine.
On the other hand O K Kanmani directed by Mani Ratnam is a love story. Dulquer has been paired opposite Nitya Menen in the film.
Malayalam cinema’s young brigade in demand
Oru Vadakkan Selfie, directed by debutant G Prajith and scripted by Vineeth Sreenivasan, has been going strong from the day of its release.
Nivin Pauly seems much in demand as are other young heroes such as Prithviraj, Dulquer Salmaan and Fahadh Faasil.
The veteran stars continue to have an edge when it comes to satellite revenue. That is the main reason why filmmakers are still flocking to them.
If TV channels decide to focus on the younger stars, though, there could be some real change in the equation.
Malyalam actress Jewel Mary gets engaged
Jewel Mary, who was the popular anchor of the TV show D 4 Dance recently announced that she is engaged to Jenson Zachariah, the director of the show Onnum Onnum Moonnu.
The actress has completed shooting for Pathemaari in which she is playing Mammootty’s heroine.
The film has been directed by Salim Ahmed, the director of Adaminte Makan Abu.
Jewel will be paired opposite Mammootty once again in a forthcoming Kamal Hassan film.