A lowdown on what's happening in the Malayalam film industry.
Just a couple of years back, Prithviraj was not terribly favoured in the Malayalam film industry. Only a string of successful films were needed to get him back into his winning ways.
Today, he is on his way to becoming a superstar.
Of the six Malayalam releases this year, Prithviraj has had four hits: Picket 43, Ennu Ninte Moideen, Amar Akbar Anthony and last week’s release Anarkali.
Now, after completing the shooting of Paavada, he has joined the sets of Darwinte Parinamam.
He will start shooting for cinematographer Sujith Vaassudev’s directorial debut James & Alice next.
Projects with Jeethu Joseph and Srinath Rajendran are lined up.
He has announced a biopic titled Vimanam, based on a deaf-mute genius’s life.
Also in the offing is Blessy’s Aadujeevitham, based on a hugely popular book by Benyamin on the sufferings of a Malayali worker in the Gulf.
Shyam Benegal inaugurates ALIIFF in Kochi
Renowned filmmaker Shyam Benegal inaugurated the maiden All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) at the Cinepolis multiplex in Kochi on November 15.
Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s Taxi opened the festival, which is being organised in association with the Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA).
Veteran filmmakers, including K G George and I V Sasi, and technicians were honoured at the fest. The event was attended by Mohanlal and Manju Warrier.
The festival also houses a film market, and will end on November 19.