A look at the latest updates from the Malayalam film industry.
Mammootty's Sethurama Iyer is regarded as the Sherlock Holmes of Malayalam movies. The pleasant looking CBI officer, who has cracked some controversial cases in the much loved CBI Diary Kurippu series, is reportedly set to return next year.
Director K Madhu, who has directed the earlier movies, Oru CBI Diary Kurippu (1988), Jagratha (1989), Sethuramaiyer CBI (2004) and Nerariyan CBI (2005) is planning a fifth film, which will be scripted by S N Swami.
Sethurama Iyer has become a legend over the years and there are several stories about the origin of the character.
Apparently, the role first went to Mohanlal, who rejected it. Initially, the detective was a Muslim, but it was Mammootty who suggested giving him a makeover as a middle aged Brahmin who looks nothing like a conventional hero!
Mammootty, who impressed with a fabulous performance in Pathemari recently, has wrapped up Puthiya Niyamam and is currently shooting for White in London.
Nivin joins Vineeth's Jacobinte Swargarajyam
Vineeth Sreenivasan has started shooting for Jacobinte Swargarajyam in Dubai.
The film, which stars Nivin Pauly, also has ace filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon in a character appearance.
Aju Varghese has joined the crew as an assistant director. Nivin and Aju were launched by Vineeth in his directorial debut, Malarvady Arts Club.
Nivin has completed Abrid Shine's Action Hero Biju and the film will hit the screen early next year.
Bhama is furious
Actress Bhama is angry with those who were spreading a photograph of her, Mukta and singer Renjini Jose, sitting with a man.
The man, in the photograph that has gone viral, is Renjini's father.
Bhama is evidently irked by the ugly intrusion of her privacy.
She posted three photos with a note: "These photos will tell you the real story.. In the first photo - from left Renjini Jose(singer) and her father Jose uncle, me and Muktha.. Location USA for a stage show in 2012. Second pic Renjini and her father(Jose uncle) Hope you all understand what really happened.. ?Please Rethink before you click the forward button in your watsap.."