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Can Mohanlal's Loham live up to the hype?

Last updated on: August 19, 2015 15:13 IST

A lowdown on all the goings-on in the Malayalam film industry.

Mohanlal, Andrea Jeremiah in Loham

Ranjith’s Loham, starring Mohanlal, is the first major release during the Onam season.

The film is coming almost a week ahead of the other releases, Kamal’s Utopiayile Rajavu, starring Mammootty, and Lijo Jose Pellissery’s multi-starrer Double Barrel.

Ranjith has been given credit for the hugely popular 'super human' image for Mohanlal and Loham is believed to have all the ingredients to make the hero’s fans ecstatic.

Loham is rumoured to be about gold smuggling, with dramatic twists.

Mohanlal and Ranjith have created magic at the box office with films like Devasuram, Araam Thampuraan, Raavanaprabhu and Narasimham

Loham has been cleared by the Censors with a 'U' certificate.

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Mammootty and Nayantara to team up again

 Mammootty and Nayantara

After Bhaskar The Rascal, Mammootty will team up with Nayantara once again in Solomonte Koodaram. Directed by A K Sajan, the shooting is expected to start soon.

Mammootty will play a lawyer named Louis Pothen, who is a communist. Nayantara will play his wife, Vasuki. 

Sajan had originally planned the film with Suresh Gopi but later Mammootty replaced him.

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Prithviraj to start Paavada

Prithviraj 

Prithviraj, who recently had a photoshoot with his adorable daughter, is a busy man.

He has four films ready for release, including Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Double Barrel, R S Vimal’Ennu Ninte Moideen, Nadir Shah’s Amar Akbar Anthony and Sachy’s Anarkali. 

And he's already getting ready to start at least three new projects.

The actor will start shooting for G Marthandan’s Paavada next, to be followed by Sujith Vaassudev’s directorial debut James & Alice and then a thriller by Drishyam director Jeethu Joseph.

Vijay George/Rediff.com in Kochi