The past week was not an eventful one for the Malayalam film industry. There was only a single release in the past week in the form of Adoor Gopalakrishnan's Pinneyum, which has Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in the lead roles.
The film industry also celebrated the first day of the Malayalam New Year on August 18, 2016. Here, we list the major highlights of the past week.
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Pinneyum Opens To Mixed Reviews
Pinneyum, directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan and featuring Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in the lead roles, hit the theatres on August 18, 2016. The film has opened to mixed reviews. While a certain set of critics gave the films a thumps up, some other sections bashed the movie.
Team Kammara Sambhavam Begins Shoot
The shoot of Dileep's most awaited movie Kammara Sambhavam began on August 18, 2016(Chingam1). The makers of the film also released the first look poster of the film. Kammara Sambhavam would be directed by Ratheesh Ambat under the script written by Murali Gopy.
Nadhir Shah Begins Kattapanayile Hrithik Roshan
Nadhir Shah began the shoot of his upcoming film Kattapanayile Hrithik Roshan, which would have Vishnu Unnikrishnan in the lead role. The film, which narrates the story of a guy who wants to make it big in films, is being produced by actor Dileep
First Look Poster Of The Great Father
Mammootty's upcoming film, which would be directed by debutante Haneef Adeni, has been titled as The Great Father. The film would be produced by August Cinemas. The makers of the film recently released the first look poster of the film.
Pretham And Ann Maria Declared As Hits
Pretham, which released on August 12, 2016 and Ann Maria Kalippilaanu, which released on August 5, 2016, have garnered good reports and are going strong at the box-office. Both the films are on the way to become big hits.
Mohanam 2016 Sparks Controversies
Mohanam 2016, which was held in Calicut on August 15, 2016, to honour Mohanlal was attended by celebrities of film industry. The event had its own share of controversies as directors Vinayan and Ali Akbar accused the makers of the show of hiding the news of writer T A Rasaq's death, for the sake of the show.
Oppam Songs Released
The songs of Mohanlal's upcoming movie Oppam got released in the past week. The songs have garnered attention, especially the song Chinnama Adi.. sung by M G Sreekumar.
The first day of Malayalam New Year is considered to be a good one by the Malayalam film industry. Major actors of the film industry like Mammootty, Mohanlal, Dileep, Dulquer Salmaan, Jayaram etc. took to Facebook to wish all their fans on the special day.
Film-makers also opt to start the shoot of their films on this particular day, as it is considered to be a good one for the films in concern.
Meanwhile, major Malayalam movie release of August have already hit the theatres. Upcoming Malayalam film Dum, which has Lal and Shine Tom Chacko in the lead roles, is expected to hit the theatres this week.
The list of Malayalam movies, which would hit the theatres during the Onam season, is ready. As per the reports, Oozham, Oppam, Welcome To Central Jail, Kochavva Paulo Ayyapa Coelho etc. are the movies which would hit the theatres during Onam season.