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Kalabhavan Mani desperate for success

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Kalabhavan Mani, a comedian-turned-serious actor as well as a strong villain, seems to be signing quite a good number of movies these days, despite the fact that none of his recent releases have been hits. After signing Kaliyuga Raman and Char Sou Beez, Kalabhavan Mani has bagged the lead role in yet another new flick, Gentleman, to be directed by ad-film maker Majeed Marancherry.

Produced by Razaaq and Sreejith under the banner of Dubai Great Creations, this film will start in a couple of months in locations like Palakkad and Pollachi. In Gentleman, Mani will appear as a psychic goon utilized for illegal activities by society. The script is by Kaloor Dennis. More details are awaited.

Meanwhile, the shooting of Kalabhavan Mani's Char Sou Bees, directed by debutant Ramesh Babu, will begin at locations in Kochi in December. Mani has two heroines, Navya Nair and Dhanya in this film produced by Vinod Nair under the banner of Cinema Paradiso.

Another highlight of Char Sou Bees is that script writer-director Ranji Panikkar is penning the songs set to tune by Jassie Gift; Govindan Kutty, a popular television presenter, pens the screenplay. The other cast members include Jagathy, Salimkumar, Cochin Haneefa, Suraj Venjaaramoodu, Jaffer Idukky and Kochu Preman.

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