Official: Manju Warrier joins Nivin Pauly's Padavettu | Aditi Balan
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 12:50 PM
Nivin Pauly who was last seen in the critically acclaimed Moothon, is right now busy shooting for his next, Padavettu, directed by debutant Liju Krishna. This film is produced by actor Sunny Wayne under the banner of Sunny Wayne Productions and features Aruvi fame Aditi Balan as the female lead. The latest update is that the film will have the super talented Manju Warrier playing a very important role. Nivin Pauly took to his official social media space to share this update and it has made the fans look forward to something exciting.
The picture of Nivin Pauly, Manju, and Sunny Wayne posing together, has been doing the rounds on social media. Manju Warrier was last seen in the thriller drama Prathi Poovankozhi and her performance in the film earned praise. With an ace actor like Manju Warrier joining the team, it has added a new colour to the film and the fans have also got excited about it.
The film will have music by Govind Vasantha and cinematography by Deepak D Menon. Apart from Nivin, Aditi Balan and Manju Warrier, the film’s star cast also includes Shine Tom Chacko and Shammi Thilakan. Check out Nivin Pauly’s tweet below:
Asuran actress Manju Warrier injured at shooting spot
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 03:54 PM
Popular Malayalam actress Manju Warrier made a stunning acting debut in Tamil cinema in director Vetri Maaran's critical and commercial blockbuster, Asuran, which had Dhanush essaying the lead role. The actress, who had retired from acting altogether in 1998 after her marriage, made a comeback to Malayalam cinema in 2014 and has since been on a signing spree. Meanwhile, Manju Warrier had been shooting for a Malayalam film titled, Chathur Mukham, and performed an action sequence by herself, which went awry despite safety measures leading to her getting injured on the spot. The actress was rushed to the hospital where she has since been receiving treatment with Chathur Mukham's shooting being put on hold for now.
Apart from filming Chathur Mukham, Manju Warrier was scheduled to perform on January 12 in a dance program, which she will not be able to now owing to the injury she has sustained. Manju Warrier, who went on capture hearts of Tamil audiences with her performance in Asuran, had many calling her to be one of the biggest assets of the film, which is now en route to completing its 100 days theatrical run in some places in Tamil Nadu.
Post her bold performance in Asuran, Manju Warrier was then seen on the big screen in the Malayalam film, Prathi Poovankozhi, which as well dealt with a prevalent social issue and came out in theatres last month. She is also attached to a few upcoming Malayalam films among which include the Santosh Sivan directed Jack and Jill, Mohanlal's epic historical, Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, and her own production venture titled, Kayattam.
Asuran reunion has Manju Warrier taunting fellow actor! Deets inside...
By MKV | Galatta | 08:26 PM
The super hit combo of actor Dhanush and director Vettrimaaran have given us many memorable movies. Their fourth collaboration together following Polladhavan, Aadukalam and Vada Chennai was the recently released Asuran, which hit the screens on October 4th. This movie, based on the Tamil novel Vekkai by writer Poomani, became a super hit and marked the Kollywood debut of Mollywood diva Manju Warrier. This raw and intense rural, action drama had Dhanush and Manju Warrier in the lead, with Ken Karunas, Teejay Arunasalam, Aadukalam Naren, Pasupathy, Prakash Raj and Balaji Sakthivel among others as part of the support cast.
Asuran turned out to become a rocking success and vaulted Dhanush into the Rs. 100 Crores club. Earlier today, Manju Warrier, Dhanush and Ken Karunas seem to have gotten together for a mini reunion and Manju posted a photo of them together, on her Instagram page! The caption for this photo read - "Sivasaamy reunites with Pachaiyamma and Chidambaram", mentioning the characters played by the three of them in Asuran. Manju didn't end the post with that but taunted Teejay Arunasalam, who played another lead - Sivasaamy and Pachaiyama's elder son, in Asuran!
Manju asked "Jealous @teejayarunasalam ?" and this evoked a reply from the actor-singer himself! Teejay mentioned that he woke up to this post and added that he wished he could fly out! His reply also had, "Wish I could fly out. Miss you All & #VelMurugan is not jealous, maybe light ah :p ❤️", mentioning his character's name Velmurugan! This is indeed a cute moment and shows the camaraderie between the Asuran co-stars!
Check out the photo here:
Shocking: Manju Warrier Meets with Accident on Shooting Spot !
By Nikhil Viswanathan | Galatta | 05:25 PM
Manju Warrier is all busy with her upcoming Venture Jack and Jill. The actress Recently suffered an accident while shooting an action sequence. Reports state that the crew was shooting a high-voltage action sequence in Kerala when the actress suffered minor injuries on her forehead. The actress received stitches on her head. Jack and Jill, is directed by acclaimed cinematographer-turned-director Santosh Sivan. It also stars Kalidas Jayaram and Soubin Shahir.
This movie will mark Santosh’s comeback to the Malayalam film industry after Urmi in 2011. Manju will be seen next in Mohanlal’s Odiyan, which is slated to release on December 14. She is also working with the Malayalam superstar on another project titled Lucifer. Lucifer marks the debut of actor Prithviraj as director.
Stellar Combo! Nayanthara and Manju Warrier in a Thriller Flick
By Ashwin Prabhu | Galatta | 02:50 PM
Nayanthara’s performance is unique and she’s known for choosing the right roles that portray her in the best lights. An equally stellar performer is Manju Warrier who was a popular heroine in Malayalam and took break for 12 years when she got married to Dileep.
Manju Warrier played the lead in How Old Are You? Which was remade in Tamil as 36 Vayathinile with Jyothika. The two amazing performers are going to share screen space in Tamil for the first time, in an untitled thriller film set to be directed by Eeram fame Arivazhagan.
Mohanlal and Manju Warrier for ALIIFF!
By Krishna B Nair | Galatta | 01:47 PM
All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), Kochi’s most awaited celluloid carnival and Indywood Film Market is all set to run from 15th to 21st of this November. This is South Asia’s biggest film festival. ALIIFF 2015 will have leading artistes and technicians of International reputation attending the festival which includes the Core Team, Advisory Panel, Expert Committee members and also the Brand Ambassadors. Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala Oommen Chandy is the patron for both ALIIFF and Indywood Film Market. The Core team includes the founder director and distinguished film maker Sohan Roy, and renowned director B. Unnikrishnan who is the General Secretary of AIFEC (All India Film Employees Confederation).
The brand ambassadors include veteran Malayalam actor Padmasree Mohanlal who will represent regional Malayalam Cinema. Whereas Tollywood’s Daggubati Venkatesh represents Telugu Cinema and Subodh Bhave from Maharashtra will be representing the Marathi Film Industry. Popular actor cum producer Prosenjit Chatterjee is the festival’s face for Bengali films and Bollywood’s unconventional actress Kalki Koechlin has also been confirmed to serve as the brand ambassador for ALIIFF’S thematic showcase – ‘Cinema for Care’. South Indian angelic beauty Nikki Gilrani has also been roped in as the brand ambassador of ‘Cinema for Children’. The recent addition to this list is actress Manju Warrier, who has been roped in as the face of ‘Cinema for Women'. The festival is a grand celebrity fiesta. The film souk will also be the venue for networking parties, well organized workshops, panel discussions and Trade Expos.
The jury includes Iranian director Khosro Masoumi, Czech film journalist and festival programmer Radovan Holub, Actress cum director Ghazal Masoumi, independent film maker from Israel – Dan Wolman, noted film journalist and researcher Uma da Cunha, Singaporean film maker Kan Lume, Indian writer cum director Anjali Bhushan and Asian film critic and researcher Andronika Martonova for the All Lights India International Film Festival. Stay tuned with Galatta.com for exclusive updates on the festival!
Manju Warrier in Dileep's film
By Baiju NT | Galatta | 12:00 AM
Manju Warrier in Dileep's film
Readers may remember we reported two months ago that former Malayalam actress Manju Warrier, wife of actor Dileep, is likely to make her re-entry to Malayalam films, as she made an unexpectedï¿½public appearance at the audio launch of AMMA's mutistarrer Twenty:20, nearly 10 years after her sudden marriage with actor Dileep in 1998. Ourï¿½forecast has come true now!
Manju Warrier, one of the most-loved heroines of Malayalam film industry, is making her re-entry with her husband Dileep'sï¿½upcoming venture Bodyguard, directed by ace Siddique. Manju Warrier will have a meaty role in this film which is about to start shooting on 12th December.ï¿½Contrary to the latest sensationalï¿½rumours that South India's costliest actress Nayantara is the heroine, now it isï¿½rumoured that Manju Warrier will beï¿½his heroine.
Interestingly,ï¿½other sources insist Dileep's lucky heroine Kavya Madhavan will be the heroine. Anyway, we request the filmmakers to quash all confusion and gossip about their heroine by making an official announcement immediately. Anyway, the announcement is expected during the pooja function of the film onï¿½12th December at Kochi.
Slated for a Vishu release, the movie is based on a plot with plenty of comedy and action. Ouseppachan tunes for lyrics of Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri and Ananthakkuttan deals with cinemotography. The producer is Johny Sagarika Cinema Square.