articles by Neelima Menon

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Lucifer screenwriter Murali Gopy on Mohanlal's gravitas and how he sketches his characters

Writer Murali Gopy discusses his upcoming film, the Mohanlal-starrer Lucifer, working with director Prithviraj Sukumaran and his favourite scriptwriters.

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From Sallapam to Rani Padmini, how Manju Warrier made a successful comeback to regain Malayalam superstar status

Fourteen years after stepping away from the industry, Manju Warrier came back to the ‘new wave’ in Malayalam cinema and is finding her footing again. Here’s a quick look at her journey in Malayalam cinema.

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Kerala State Award 2019: A profile of the Best Actor winners, Soubin Shahir and Jayasurya

Mollywood actors Soubin Shahir and Jayasurya are both winners of the Best Actor award at the recently concluded Kerala State Award this year.

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Kerala State Award-winning actress Nimisha Sajayan on getting a good start and playing complex roles

Nimisha Sajayan is a self-confessed fan of Manju Warrier, someone who loved every character she did

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Decoding the world of Syam Pushkaran, the critically acclaimed writer of Kumbalangi Nights

Kumbalangi Nights proves Syam Pushkaran is a screenwriter deeply invested in each character and fastidious about every line of the narrative.

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Rajisha Vijayan on her latest film June: 'Felt good that three men could write a sensitive story about a girl'

June actress Rajisha Vijayan says she was floored by the female characters in Kumbalangi Nights, Mayaanadhi and Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum.

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Mammootty's pan-Indian appeal proves he's a bonafide star regardless of how Yatra performs

One has to wait till Friday to predict the fate of Yatra, but rest assured Mammootty, the actor, will not let you down

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Prithviraj Sukumaran talks about navigating Malayalam cinema as an actor, director and producer

"Nine is uncharted territory for Malayalam cinema. As an actor who stands for novelty, it seemed fitting that my debut production also subscribe to a similar perspective," says Prithviraj.

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The rise and rise of Nivin Pauly: All eyes on Malayalam actor's next two films, Mikhail and Moothon

Nivin Pauly, Malayalam cinema's forever heartthrob who's blossoming into a fine actor — from Thattathin Marayathu, Premam to Mikhail, Moothon

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Mohanlal-starrer Odiyan was expected to be a blockbuster; did over-hyped marketing campaign play spoilsport?

Mohanlal fans, who braved a strike in Kerala to catch a 4:30 am show, were in for a rude shock, when the film did not live up to its tremendous hype.

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IFFK 2018: Festival director Bina Paul on festival lineup, selection process, and fond memories from past years

"I have fond memories of filmmakers who had their first screening at IFFK and how they later went on to be important names in Indian cinema," says Bina Paul.

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IFFI 2018: Bhayanakam director Jayaraj on his Navarasa project and his love for Shakespeare

Acclaimed Malayalam filmmaker Jayaraj discusses his new film Bhayanakam, why he cast Renji Panicker and what he learnt from working with Bharathan.

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IFFI 2018: Sudani from Nigeria director Zakariya on inspiration behind critically acclaimed film, and discovering Samuel

Sudani from Nigeria is one of the six Malayalam films to be screened at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa.

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From ABCD to Maradona, how Tovino Thomas became one of Malayalam cinema's most versatile young actors

A close look at the career path, choices and methods of one of the best actors in Malayalam cinema this decade — Tovino Thomas.

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Mersal becomes highest grossing Tamil film in Kerala: The curious case of Malayali love for Vijay films

For Malayalis, Vijay films like Mersal are their parallel universe; where they leave aside their habitual traits of cynicism and just have fun. For everything else, there is Malayalam cinema.