Malayalam actor Manju Warrier has supported the release of her ex-husband Dileep’s film Ramaleela, which has been facing protest due to its lead actor in Kerala. Dileep has been locked up in Aluva Sub Jail since July under the judicial custody for allegedly planning abduction and sexual assault of a woman actor.
Ilayathalapathy Vijay's Mersal and Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal's Villain is set to clash at the box office this Diwali. Villain is a crime drama, which is directed by B Unnikrishnan and Mersal is directed by Atlee, who delivered blockbuster Theri with Vijay last year.
It is for the fifth time that Dileep has moved his bail application since his arrest on July 10 in the Malayalam actress abduction and sexual assault case. The bail plea will come up for the hearing at the Kerala High Court today. The Angamaly court rejected his bail plea on Monday.
Malayalam actress Kavya Madhavan is not a stranger to controversy. Her professional and personal life has always been in the news mostly for wrong reasons and to some extent overshadowed the success of her film career. Here are the top controversies of Kavya's life that dominated the gossip columns.
Dileep, who was arrested on July 10, has been in custody for 71 days for allegedly masterminding the attacks on a woman actor to settle his personal scores with the survivor. Dileep's Ramaleela is set to release this month after being delayed for more than two months.
Yesudas, hailing from a Roman-Catholic family, has been a follower of Hindu religion. He regularly offers prayers at Kollur Mookambika and Sabarimala temples. On his birthday, he visits Mookambika temple and takes part in the musical tribute. His song 'Harivarasanam' is one of the biggest hits among his devotional numbers about Lord Ayyappa.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited the popular Malayalam actor to be part of the central government's 'Swachhata Hi Seva' movement. The nationwide campaign is aimed at highlighting the government's cleanliness initiative Swachh Bharat Mission.
Malayalam actor Kavya Madhavan has sought an anticipatory bail alleging that the police were trying to implicate her in the case of abduction and sexual assault of an actress. In the sensation case, her star husband Dileep is one of the main suspects.
Kollywood star Dhanush unveiled the trailer of Tharangam, starring Tovino Thomas in the lead role. Tharangam is directed by Dominic Arun of Mrithyumjayam fame and it also stars Santhy Balachandran, Neha Iyer among others. Tharangam marks Dhanush's debut in the Malayalam film industry as a producer.
The miscreants attacked actor Sreenivasan's house on Sunday. There was no one in the house at the time of the incident, except for the watchman. The attack took place a day after he made comments vouching for Dileep's innocence in the sensational kidnapping and sexual assault of an actress.
My Story motion poster: Prithviraj and Parvathy Menon are set to return to the silver screen with another romantic tale. The film is directed and produced by Roshni Dinaker and is written by Shanker Ramakrishnan. The song featured in the poster sounds melodic.
Malayalam actor Surabhi Lakshmi is facing a lot of abuse on social media after a TV programme showing her eating beef was aired on Onam day. Surabhi earlier this year won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her film Minnaminungu.
Trisha Krishnan took to her official Twitter account to share a still from the sets of her debut Malayalam film Hey Jude, also starring the Malayalam star Nivin Pauly in the lead role. The actor is working on the last leg of shoot of the film helmed by Shyamaprasad.
Malayalam actor Dileep was given a two-hour permission by the Angamaly court to perform rites for his father. The actor was arrested after he was accused of being the mastermind behind a popular actress’ abduction and assault.
Movie star Dileep had to spend Onam in jail as he was denied bail by the Kerala High Court recently in the abduction and sexual assault of a popular Malayalam actress case. Jayaram even gave 'Onakkodi', which is referred to new clothes bought for Onam, to Dileep.
Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's son Pranav Mohanlal celebrates Onam on the sets of his debut film Aadhi, which is directed by Jeethu Joseph. The video showing him dancing to Jimikki Kammal from Mohanlal's latest release Velipadinte Pusthakam is going viral on social media.
Onam marks the start of the harvest season for Keralites and is one of the big festivals on the calendar year for them. Stars such as Mohanlal, Dulquer Salman, Nivin Pauly, Kajal Aggarwal, Sai Pallavi, Tamanaah and Aditi Rao Hydari tweeted their wishes to fans.
Malayalam actress abduction case: This is the first time that Kavya Madhavan is visiting her husband Dileep in jail, 55 days after his arrest in connection to the Malayalam actress abduction case. Dileep was also recently given permission to step out of jail and perform rituals on his father’s death anniversary.
Dileep moved the Angamaly court with a fresh petition after he was denied bail thrice in the abduction and sexual assault of the Malayalam actress case. Pulsar Suni, the main accused in the case, has alleged that he was taking instructions from Dileep's wife Kavya Madhavan.
Villain trailer: Mohanlal in this multi-starrer is the brain behind a series of attacks - or is he? Why does Vishal and Hansika Motwani question who is the Villain of this story? Is Mohanlal an anti-hero? These are the questions we are left with after watching the trailer.
So far, only Mohanlal has been finalised to play the role of Bheema, the central character of the film, which is based on renowned writer MT Vasudevan Nair’s classic Randaamoozham. The Mahabharata would be the costliest film ever made in India as the projected budget of the film is Rs 1000 crore.
Pullikkaran Staraa is directed by Shyamdhar. The release of the film coincides with the festival week of Onam in Kerala. Starring Mammootty, Asha Sarath and Deepti Sati, this is a comic film about a teacher who heads a teacher's training class.
Pulsar Suni, the main accused in the abduction and sexual assault of the Malayalam actress, has alleged that Dileep's wife Kavya Madhavan used to give him money but she was unaware of the conspiracy. Kavya was questioned along with her mother last month in the case.
A complaint filed by one Gireesh Babu, a Kalamassery native, led to Aju Varghese's arrest. His arrest was recorded after the Kerala High Court refused to entertain the actor's plea to quash the proceedings against him based on the complaint. He even submitted an affidavit from the survivor that said she has no interest in pressing charges against her 'friend'.
The teaser of Velipadinte Pusthakam starring Mohanlal in the lead role, was released on Tuesday. The film, which is directed by Lal Jose, has Anna Reshma Rajan, Salim Kumar, Siddique, Priyanka Nair, Sarath Kumar and others in lead roles. It will release on August 31.
Kerala High Court rejected Dileep's bail plea for the second time. Dileep was arrested on July 10, following hours of questioning in the sensational case that shook the entire film fraternity. The survivor was held hostage in her own car and allegedly assaulted by a group of men led by Pulsar Suni on February 17.
Directed by Jinu Abraham, Adam Joan also features Bhavana, Rahul Madhav, and Narain. The film is expected to release this Onam alongside Mammooty's Pulikkaran Stara, Mohanlal's Velipadinte Pustakam, and Nivin Pauly's Njandukalude Naatil Oridavela.
Onam 2017 will see some big names battling it out at the box office with Mammootty (Pullikkaran Staraa), Mohanlal (Velipadinte Pusthakam), Prithviraj Sukumaran (Adam Joan) and Nivin Pauly (Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela) each having a release.
Superstar Mohanlal plays the last surviving member of a tribal community called Odiyan in Kerala that lived in Palakkad-Malabar region. The film directed by Director VA Shrikumar Menon, has Manju Warrier and Prakash Raj in the lead roles. Antony Perumbavoor will bankroll the project.
Malayalam superstar Kavya Madhavan was questioned along with her mother as a part of the ongoing investigation into the sensational case last month. Main accused Pulsar Suni had alleged that Kavya knows him very well. Dileep's bail plea hearing will resume on Wednesday at the Kerala High Court.
With Lal Salaam, Mohanlal has joined the bandwagon of superstars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan who forayed into television business even as they ruled the big screens. This year Kamal Haasan and Jr NTR also made their debuts as TV hosts with the reality show Bigg Boss.
The investigators probing the abduction and sexual assault of a Malayalam actress has recorded the statement of the survivor's close friend actor Remya Nambeesan. Remya had termed the arrest of Dileep in connection with the attack as a"historic moment."
Malayalam actress attack case: The actress had accused the Kerala MLA P.C. George of defaming her and written a letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan against him. On Wednesday he said, "I have heard that the KWC is against me. I have done no wrong, nor made any statement to hurt anyone."
Upset by MLA PC George's comments, the survivor of the kidnapping and sexual assault case wrote an emotionally-charged open letter to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan requesting to take action against George. Actor Dileep has been accusing of plotting the attack against the actress.
Tharangam, starring Tovino Thomas in the lead role, marks Dhanush's debut as a producer in the Malayalam film industry. The teaser was released on Tuesday. Dhanush's home production banner Wunderbar Films is also bankrolling a few interesting projects, including Superstar Rajinikanth's Kaala.
Sarojam Pillai in her letter written to the Chief Minister describes her son, Dileep, as an innocent man, who will never "commit such a crime." Dileep has been locked up in Aluva-Sub Jail for allegedly plotting the kidnapping and sexual assault of a popular Malayalam actress.