This 16th marks the 25th year of passing of Malayalam cinema’s only Evergreen Hero, and the Kozhikode-based Prem Nazir Samskarika Vedhi, as with the previous year is organising a 3-day extended tribute to the actor.
Maybe a quarter century is an auspicious-enough number for the powers-that-be, that there has been celebrations galore announced by the state machinery to remember Prem Nazir. Minister for Culture, KC Joseph has announced that the government is still “searching” for a suitable location in Thiruvanathapuram to erect a life-size statue of the actor.
The Kerala government has also announced the ‘Prem Sruthi-2014‘, a tribute jointly organised by the Department of Culture, Kerala Film Development Corporation, Malayalam Cine Technicians Association, Association of Malayalam Movie Artists, Film Employees Federation of Kerala, Film Chamber and the Prem Nazir Foundation.
Coming back to the Prem Nazir Samskarika Vedi’s 3-day long tribute that kicks off on January 16, 2014, this year’s program include felicitating Director Sasikumar and actor Sudheesh, who completes 25 years in movies this year, who also hails from Kozhikode. Continue reading
To the question of where the janitor of this place had been, for the past three months, here is the answer.
The last three months have been a whirlwind of activity, which was a natural culmination of another 5 months of extensive collation and sorting of archival material, digital assets and print to create the most extensive, exhaustive and engage tribute online, for an actor we have revered ( yes, I use that word after a lot of deliberation) onscreen – Bharat Gopy. Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Continue reading
( SPOILERS AHEAD )
If we were to chart the journey of our inner minds, we would realize that the paths it chooses are part of an infinite maze. The mind ventures through these paths and when we have traveled too far in this maze, we are lost. A certain fear grips us because we no longer know the way out or the way back. Continue reading
നെഗറ്റീവ് പബ്ലിസിറ്റി നല്ലവണ്ണം ഉപയോഗിച്ച ഒരാൾ മലയാളത്തിൽ സന്തോഷ് പണ്ഡിറ്റ് ആണ്. അഞ്ചു ലക്ഷം രൂപയ്ക്കു ഒരു ചിത്രം ഇറക്കി എന്ന് വാ തോരാതെ പറയുമ്പോഴും ചിത്രയും എം.ജി.ശ്രീകുമാറും പാടിയ ഒരു ചിത്രം അഞ്ചു ലക്ഷം രൂപയ്ക്കു തീരുമോ എന്ന ചോദ്യം ബാക്കി നിൽക്കുന്നു. ആദ്യ ചിത്രത്തിലെ “രാത്രി,ശുഭരാത്രി” എന്ന ഗാനം ചിത്രത്തിന്റെ ഷൂട്ടിംഗ് സമയം തന്നെ നെറ്റിൽ എത്തിയിരുന്നു. Continue reading
The Break of Dawn from Ulsavapittennu (1989)
I was just driving out of the garage to go to work at 5.30 am. The car window was down, and the cool, crisp air blew in my face. I wound the window up, and turned right, driving out of the gates. The sun was just coming up over the horizon, and the car stereo was playing “Arayilotta mundudutha Penne“, a song which I have heard innumerable times before. Continue reading
The “Ormayil Ragini” program, an audio-visual exhibition that celebrates the life and times of Ragini, from the legendary Travancore Sisters is holding its 2013 edition at Ernakulam. To be held on 14 -14th September 2013, as a two-day program, it also combines an awareness initiative on Breast Cancer that brutally cut short Ragini’s life, with talks on the causes and care of the medical condition. Continue reading