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International Film Festival of Kerala kicks off

Last updated on: December 9, 2010 12:56 IST

International Film Festival of Kerala kicks off


Meghna George in Kochi

Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Malayalam cinema, right here.

The 15th International Film Festival of Kerala gets underway on December 10 at Thiruvananthapuram. More than 13000 delegates have registered for the festival, which concludes on December 17.

Latin American films dominate the competition section for the Suvarna Chakoram (Golden Crow Pheasant Award) prize worth Rs 10 lakh.

Two Malayalam films, Mohan Raghavan's TD Dasan Std VI B and Ranjith's Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha have also found place in the competition section. African American director Julie Dash heads the jury.

The films in the Malayalam cinema section include Aatmakadha, Janaki, Elektra, Makaramanju, Chithrakkuzhal, Veettilekkulla Vazhi, Yugapurushan and Chitra Sutram.



Image: A scene from TD Dasan Std VI B


Rima takes to Twitter

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Social networking sites have given a great platform for the screen idols to interact with the viewers. Here are some candid announcements.

Actor Rima Kallingal recently tweeted: 'Best of Luck is crap. I am really disappointed with the final product. In my defense, all I can say is, when the project came to me, this was not what they had offered '

Rima updates regularly about the films that she is doing right now which include City of God with Prithviraj and the Tamil film Yuvan Yuvathi with Bharath.

She will soon start shooting for Suhruthu, which is Sidhdharth Bharathan's debut film as a director and the remake of his father's movie, Nidra.

Image: Rima Kallingal

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Kandahar is ready for release

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With Mammootty's Best Actor hitting the cinemas, can the other big M remain silent? Well, his answer is Kandahar, directed by Major Ravi.

One of the highlights of the film is the presence of legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, who has a brief role.

Kandahar will mark the return of Major Mahadevan, the hugely popular army officer played by Mohanlal.

The character first appeared in Kirti Chakra and then in Kurukshetra.

Major Ravi says that the film's story is a fictionalised version of the Kandahar hijack episode.

Image: A scene from Kandahar

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