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Mammootty looks forward to first film production, sequal to film ‘Mathilukal’

Kochi, Jan 9 (Calcutta Tube) After a very productive 2010 with four hit films and a best actor award, Malayalam superstar Mammootty will in March this year launch the first film under his production house — a sequel to his 1990 acclaimed film ‘Mathilukal‘. The new year will also see his hospital project taking shape.

His production house Playhouse will formally enter the business of filmmaking with ‘Mathilukalkkappuram’, sequel to Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s celebrated film that won him one of his three National Awards.

‘The year gone by has been a great one and thanks to god for that. My first production will be launched on March 1 and it would be an extension of the film ‘Mathilukal’,’ Mammootty told IANS over phone from Puducherry where he is shooting new movie ‘The Doubles’.

‘Besides me, it would have Nayantara in the lead role and Ravi K. Chandran would wield the camera while Resul Pookutty would handle the sound,’ the actor-producer said.

Mammootty, who has acted in more than 300 films in the past three decades, said he has quite a few projects lined up for the coming year as well.

‘Success brings more responsibility and looking into the projects lined up for the present year, it appears there are quite a number of films that are interesting and challenging. I wish and hope everything goes off well,’ he said.

Apart from the film world, he is also upbeat about a boutique hospital in Bangalore of which he is the patron. But Mammootty prefers not talking about the business venture, which is to be inaugurated Jan 12.

‘See, I am not even a director in the hospital project in Bangalore, which has been named ‘Motherhood’. This is owned by my son, daughter-in-law and two other NRI investors. My role is that of a patron and we have planned this to be a chain of Motherhood boutique hospitals across the country in the near future,’ said Mammootty, who is in his 50s.

Mammootty, Mohanlal bag Asianet film awards yet again

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 7 (Calcutta Tube) Malayalam superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal, who have dominated the Kerala film scene ever since they debuted over 30 years ago, have bagged the top honours at the 13th Ujala-Asianet Film Awards announced here Saturday.

Mammootty got the best actor award for his roles in films like ‘Pranchiettan’, ‘The Saint’, ‘Kutty Shranku’ and ‘Best Actor’, all which released this year. ‘Pranchiettan’, directed by Renjith, bagged the best film award.

Mohanlal, who has acted in nearly 300 films, was named for the Asianet Golden Star Award for his overall contribution to cinema. The special award had gone to Mammootty, who is in his 50s, last year.

Asianet vice-president M.R. Rajan, who announced the awards here Saturday, said there were 28 awards in various categories.

‘The awards will be distributed at Kochi on January 9 and for the first time we have decided to give an award for Tamil films as well. Vijay, for his various films, has got the popular hero award in Tamil films,’ said Rajan.

Popular south Indian actress Nayantara won the best actress award for her role in ‘Bodyguard’.

The best director award went to popular producer-actor-director Lal for the film ‘In Ghost House Inn’.

The award for the most popular actor and actress went to Dileep and Mamta Mohandas, respectively, for their roles in several films released during 2010.

Jayasurya was selected as the Youth Icon of the Year.

Asianet is the first Malayalam TV channel that went on air in the early 1990s.

Jamia Millia Islamia to host Malyalam film festival

New Delhi, Dec 3 (Calcutta Tube) Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) is organising two-day Malayalam Film Festival starting Monday here.

Held in collaboration with Smriti, a cultural association of JMI students from Kerala, the festival will screen movies on the campus from 12 noon to six in the evening.

‘The vision behind the film festival is to familiarise the students’ community with the art and cinema coming out of Kerala. In the past too, the JMI had organised film festivals and other such events,’ an official of JMI said.

Veteran Malayalam actress Shanta Devi passes away

Kozhikode, Nov 23 (Calcutta Tube) Veteran Malayalam film actress Shanta Devi died at a private hospital near here Saturday. She was 85.

In a career spanning close to six decades, she acted in 480 films besides numerous plays.

Shanta was ailing for some time and before being shifted to the hospital, she was staying in an old age home near here after her only son moved to Tamil Nadu.

She began her film career in 1957 in Ramu Kariat’s ‘Minaminungu’ and her last film was Anwar Rasheed’s ‘Bridge’ which was one of the 10 short films featured in ‘Kerala Cafe’ that was released last year.

In 1992, she won the National Award for the best actress in the film ‘Yamanam’.

Her body would be kept at the Town Hall here for the public to pay homage and her last rites would take place at the Mavoor public crematorium at 2 p.m. Sunday.