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Mohanlal’s 12th Man to Prithviraj’s Cold Case: List of gripping Malayalam cop dramas

Mohanlal’s 12th Man to Prithviraj’s Cold Case: List of gripping Malayalam cop dramas
MollywoodMalayalam cinema has seen a revival of sorts when it comes to cop dramas. Tnm brings you a list of recently released films in the genre.Tnm StaffFacebookIntense police procedurals, genre-bending thrillers, gripping murder mysteries – Mollywood has delivered a variety of cop dramas. Following the massive success of last year’s neo-noir thriller Nayattu, a number of films featuring headliners as cops have released in 2021 and 2022. Although older Malayalam cop dramas like Mammootty’s Inspector Balram, Mohanlal’s Mukham and Suresh Gopi’s Commissioner, among others, have remained popular for decades, Malayalam cinema has seen a revival of sorts when it comes to the genre, with films like Cold Case, Salute, Kuttavum Sikshayum and more. We bring to you a list of recently released films in the genre. Salute: This slow-burn police procedural features Dulquer Salmaan as Aravind, a Sub Inspector who is investigating an infamous double murder. Faced with
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12th man review: Mohanlal film has interesting premise but is let down by poor writing

12th man review: Mohanlal film has interesting premise but is let down by poor writing
ReviewThe murder mystery revolves around 11 friends and a strange game they play with their phones out on the table.CrisPerhaps Kr Krishnakumar, the scriptwriter, was preparing us for the murder ahead when he introduces 11 people as a set of annoyingly superficial friends in 12th Man, the new thriller from the Jeethu Joseph-Mohanlal team. Why else would a bunch of grownups have such lousy conversations, passing on a secret like kindergarteners and generally making the accidental viewer squirm? Either the writer never paid attention when friends had conversations around him or else he wanted us to see how absurd this gang of people he had to write about were. Just so there is no surprise when one of them dies and all the others become suspects. There is of course the twelfth man, the stranger, coming into their midst, making things slightly interesting. Mohanlal, unsurprisingly, is the stranger at the resort
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Watch: Trailer of Mohanlal’s 12th Man sets the tone for a gripping whodunnit

Watch: Trailer of Mohanlal’s 12th Man sets the tone for a gripping whodunnit
MollywoodMohanlal and director Jeethu Joseph had teamed up earlier for the successful ‘Drishyam’ franchise. Tnm StaffScreengrab/ YouTubeThe trailer of actor Mohanlal’s upcoming film 12th Man was unveiled on May 3. Following the massive success of the Drishyam franchise, director Jeethu Joseph and Mohanlal have teamed up for 12th Man. The trailer begins with eleven friends who met each other during their days in college, catching up with each other in a reunion of sorts. They decide to go on a trip. It is during their stay that they are introduced to Mohanlal’s character, who does not seem to be related to the group but mentions that he would like to join as the 12th Man. In the subsequent scene, we see how someone falling down at the viewpoint, invokes suspicion. Towards the end of the trailer, the audience hears the dialogue, “Everyone has two secrets. One, you like to hide and two,
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Watch: Teaser of Mohanlal and Jeethu Joseph’s 12th Man hints at a dark thriller

Watch: Teaser of Mohanlal and Jeethu Joseph’s 12th Man hints at a dark thriller
MollywoodApart from Mohanlal, the cast of ‘12th Man’ also includes actors Unni Mukundan, Saiju Kurup, and Anusree, among others.Tnm StaffScreengrab/ YouTubeThe teaser of Mollywood star Mohanlal’s upcoming film 12th Man, which is helmed by Drishyam director Jeethu Joseph, was unveiled on April 27. The teaser hints at a dark thriller. Apart from Mohanlal, the cast also includes actors Unni Mukundan, Saiju Kurup, Anusree, Anu Sithara, Priyanka Nair, Anu Mohan, Rahul Madhav, Leona Lishoy, Chandunath, and Aditi Ravi, among others. “Everyone has three lives. A public life, a private life, and a secret life,” the lines in the teaser read. The film is produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas. It has screenplay by Kr Krishnakumar, while Satheesh Kurup is on board as the cinematographer for the project. Anil Johnson has been roped in as the music composer. 12th Man has editing by Vinayak. The film is
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What if a game of Antakshari evokes fear: Director Vipin Das

What if a game of Antakshari evokes fear: Director Vipin Das
InterviewMalayalam director Vipin Das, whose film ‘Antakshari’ is releasing on April 22, tells Tnm about his unusual ideas of filmmaking and his refusal to tread the tried and tested path.CrisAntakshari, mostly known to be a harmless little game of songs (listeners may disagree), now appears to have a whole new dangerous side. It took Vipin Das, a filmmaker from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, to find that the game could bring horror, make songs that were once dear to you appear scary. Delighted with this discovery, he wrote a movie about it and called it Antakshari. Casting Saiju Kurup, an actor known for handling all sorts of characters with ease, in the lead, Vipin is releasing the film on Ott platform SonyLIV, on April 22. “It is not that I have written an unusual story. It is the story’s treatment that is unusual and that’s what I always go for,” Vipin
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Watch: Aaraattu trailer shows Mohanlal performing stunt sequences

Watch: Aaraattu trailer shows Mohanlal performing stunt sequences
MollywoodDirected by B Unnikrishnan, the cast also includes Shraddha Srinath of ‘Vikram Vedha’ fame.Tnm StaffScreengrab/YouTubeThe trailer of actor Mohanlal’s upcoming film Aaraattu was unveiled on February 4. The trailer features Moahanlal as Ganabhushanam Neyyattinkara Gopan. Shraddha Sreenath and Mohanlal’s characters in the film appear to be rivals. Featuring action sequences, the trailer hints at an action-comedy flick. Helmed by director B Unnikrishnan, the ensemble cast includes actors Mohanlal, Vijayaraghavan, Saikumar, Siddique , Johny Antony, Nandu, Kottayam Ramesh, Indrans, Sivaji Guruvayoor, Kochupreman, Prasanth Alaxander, Ashwin, Lukman, Anoop Davis, Ravikumar, Garuda Ram, Prabhakar, Shraddha Sreenath, Rachana Narayanankutty, Swaswika, Malavika Menon, Neha Saxena and Seetha. It is scripted by Udayakrishna, who had also scripted the movie Pulimurugan. Stunt choreographers Anil Arasu, K Ravi Verma, A Vijay and Supreme Sundar are on board to choreograph the action sequences in Aaraattu. Rahul Raj is taking care of the music and background scores, while
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Jeethu Joseph and Asif Ali team up for new film titled Kooman - The Night Rider

Jeethu Joseph and Asif Ali team up for new film titled Kooman - The Night Rider
‘Kooman’ marks the first-time collaboration between the director-actor duo. Tnm StaffFacebook/ Jeethu Joseph, Asif Ali Malayalam director Jeethu Joseph unveiled the first look motion poster of his upcoming film Kooman - The Night Rider. He has teamed up with actor Asif Ali, who will be playing the lead role. The announcement was made on Wednesday, February 2. Kooman marks the first-time collaboration between Jeethu Joseph and Asif Ali. Bankrolled by producer Allwin Antony under the banner of Annaya Films, the movie is written by Kr Krishnakumar Sharing the motion poster, Jeethu Joseph wrote: “Unveiling the title and motion poster of my next #Kooman - The Night Rider starring #AsifAli, written by #KRKrishnakumar & Produced by #AllwinAntony under the banner of #AnanyaFilms !!! (sic).” Actor Asif Ali also shared the video on his official Instagram handle and wrote, “The much-awaited announcement is here! Teaming up with Jeethu Joseph.” With eerie music playing in the background,
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Jai Bhim, Shershaah top IMDb’s list of Indian films and web series in 2021

Jai Bhim, Shershaah top IMDb’s list of Indian films and web series in 2021
EntertainmentThe list includes movies that were released theatrically or digitally in India between January 1 and November 29, 2021 and have an average IMDb user rating of 6.5 or higher.PTISuriya's Jai Bhim and Sidharth Malhotra-starrer Shershaah have topped the list of Indian films and web series of 2021 announced by IMDb. IMDb, the world's most popular source for information on movies, TV shows, and celebrities, on Thursday unveiled the top ten movies and TV shows in India that were most popular with IMDb users this year, a press release stated. The data is derived from the IMDbPro movie and TV rankings, which are based on the actual page views of IMDb users and updated weekly throughout the year, it added. The list includes movies that were released theatrically or digitally in India between January 1 and November 29, 2021 and have an average IMDb user rating of 6.5 or higher. Tamil language legal drama Jai Bhim, written and directed Tj Gnanavel,
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As ‘Drushyam 2’ premieres on Ott, director Jeethu Joseph opens up

As ‘Drushyam 2’ premieres on Ott, director Jeethu Joseph opens up
Telugu star Venkatesh Daggubati’s crime thriller ‘Drushyam’ has got a sequel with ‘Drushyam 2’. The movie revolves around a crime and to what extent a man named Ram Babu goes to protect his family. Director Jeethu Joseph now opens up about his journey with thrillers. As the movie is out on Prime Video, ‘Drushyam 2’ […]
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Venkatesh outlines his ‘Ram Babu’ character in ‘Drushyam 2’

Venkatesh outlines his ‘Ram Babu’ character in ‘Drushyam 2’
Venkatesh Daggubati, who appeared in the Telugu remake of ‘Asuran’, is now set to appear in Jeethu Joseph’s directorial ‘Drushyam 2’. The actor has spoken about his character in the movie which is a remake of Malayalam hit ‘Drishyam 2’. Being a sequel to crime thriller ‘Drushyam’, Venkatesh reprises his role in ‘Drushyam 2’. The […]
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‘The Crown’ Actor Derek Jacobi Boards ‘Mousie’ as Executive Producer – Global Bulletin (Exclusive)

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‘The Crown’ Actor Derek Jacobi Boards ‘Mousie’ as Executive Producer – Global Bulletin (Exclusive)
Producing

The Crown” actor Derek Jacobi has boarded David Bartlett’s short film “Mousie” as executive producer, Variety can exclusively reveal. The film, which is produced by Will Poole (“Waffle the Wonder Dog”), tells the story of a seven-year-old Roma girl who seeks sanctuary from the Nazis in a decaying Weimar Cabaret Club.

“’Mousie’ is such a beautiful film – original, heartbreaking, yet also uplifting,” says Jacobi, who played the Duke of Windsor in Netflix’s royal series. “It is so relevant and provocative too. Amid really atmospheric cinematography and art direction, David Bartlett’s exquisite direction has delivered the most arresting performances, led by a remarkable young child. ‘Mousie’ is unmissable.”

Writer and director Bartlett began his career at the BBC where he worked on dramatizations including “The Great Train Robbery” and “The Hitler Diaries.” “Mousie,” which is eligible for Academy Award consideration, has screened at the Dublin International Film Festival,
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Venkatesh’s Drushyam 2 to premiere on Amazon Prime Video

Venkatesh’s Drushyam 2 to premiere on Amazon Prime Video
Tollywood‘Drushyam 2’ is the Telugu remake of director Jeethu Joseph’s hit Malayalam film ‘Drishyam 2’, starring Mohanlal in the lead. Tnm StaffScreengrab/ Amazon Prime Video Over-the-top (Ott) platform Amazon Prime Video announced on Friday, November 12 that actor Venkatesh Daggubati starrer Telugu thriller Drushyam 2 is all set to premiere on November 25. Drushyam 2 is the Telugu remake of director Jeethu Joseph’s hit Malayalam film Drishyam 2, starring Mohanlal in the lead. Drushyam 2 is also helmed by Jeethu Joseph and is produced by Daggubati Suresh Babu, Rajkumar Sethupathy and Antony Perumbavoor of Suresh Productions, Rajkumar Theatres and Max Movies. Drushyam 2 is the sequel to hit thriller Drushyam. It features an ensemble cast of actors including Meena, Kruthika, Esther Anil along with Sampath Raj and Poorna in pivotal roles. Sharing the announcement with fans, Venkatesh tweeted on Friday, “The truth has begun to unveil itself. But the question is - has it left a permanent scar on Rambabu?
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Venkatesh Daggubati starrer ‘Drushyam 2’ release announced

Venkatesh Daggubati starrer ‘Drushyam 2’ release announced
Prime Video today announced the global premiere of the Venkatesh Daggubati starrer Telugu thriller ‘Drushyam 2’ on 25th November 2021. The films is directed by Jeethu Joseph and produced by D Suresh Babu, Rajkumar Sethupathy and Antony Perumbavoor of Suresh Productions, Rajkumar Theatres and Max Movies. Drushyam 2 is a sequel to the much-loved Telugu […]
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Mohanlal’s next titled Monster, shares first look

Mohanlal’s next titled Monster, shares first look
MollywoodThe first-look poster from 'Monster' shows that Mohanlal will essay the role of a Sikh man named Lucky Singh.Tnm StaffMohanlal/ MonsterMollywood star Mohanlal took to social media on Wednesday, November 10, to announce that he has signed a new movie titled Monster. He also shared the first-look poster from the movie. The film is being helmed by Vysakh, who had also directed Mohanlal’s hit 2016 Malayalam film Pulimurugan. Monster also has Pulimurugan screenwriter Uday Krishna on board for the project. Sporting an intriguing look while donning a black t-shirt with a matching turban, the poster reveals that Mohanlal will be essaying the role of a Sikh man named Lucky Singh. Antony Perumbavoor, the producer of his upcoming period drama Marakkar, is also on board as the producer for Monster. Sharing the update with fans, Mohanlal wrote: “‘Monster’ is helmed by Vysakh, the filmmaker who had previously directed Mohanlal
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15 Great Contemporary Indian Crime Thrillers

15 Great Contemporary Indian Crime Thrillers
If you have been reading us in the past few years, you will have probably realized that we have a particular love from crime thrillers, here in Asian Movie Pulse. However, we felt that Korean first and Japanese second are the ones that mostly draw the attention of the audience, and thus, we decided to focus in another industry which actually thrives on a number of films of the category, the Indian one. “Gangs of Wasseypur” may be the most renowned, but we thought we should also present a number of others that are definitely worth a watch, and not only from fans of the category. Here are 15 of the best, in chronological order

1. Black Friday

When it comes to crime thrillers, Anurag Kashyap is a “go-to” name. While most of his filmography will satisfy the genre aficionados, one of his earlier movies, almost two-decades-old “Black Friday”, deserves special attention.
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It’s a wrap for Prithviraj, Mohanlal and Kalyani Priyadarshan's Bro Daddy

It’s a wrap for Prithviraj, Mohanlal and Kalyani Priyadarshan's Bro Daddy
MollywoodPrithviraj Sukumaran debuted as a director with the 2019 Malayalam movie ‘Lucifer’, which also starred Mohanlal in the lead. Tnm StaffFacebook/ Prithviraj SukumaranActor Prithviraj Sukumaran’s second directorial Bro Daddy, starring Mollywood star Mohanlal wrapped up shooting on Monday, September 6. Sharing the news with fans, Prithviraj noted that he had a lot of fun watching Mohanlal in front of the camera. He also thanked producer Anthony Perumbavoor and extended his gratitude to the cast and crew of the film. “Done! #2ndDirectorial! It’s been such a joy to watch him have so much fun in front of the camera! Thank you cheta @mohanlal, #AnthonyPerumbavoor for having so much faith and conviction in me, thanks to a fantastic cast, and a superb crew! #BroDaddy,” Prithviraj Sukumaran wrote in an Instagram post. Touted to be a family drama, Bro Daddy stars an ensemble cast that includes actors Kalyani Priyadarshan, Meena, Lalu Alex, Murali Gopy,
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Mohanlal and Drishyam director Jeethu Joseph’s 12th Man goes on floors

Mohanlal and Drishyam director Jeethu Joseph’s 12th Man goes on floors
MollywoodActor Mohanlal and director Jeethu Joseph have previously collaborated in the critically acclaimed Malayalam movies ‘Drishyam’ and ‘Drishyam 2’.Tnm StaffTwitter/ Mohanlal Mollywood star Mohanlal’s next film with director Jeethu Joseph, 12th Man went on floors on Tuesday, August 17, coinciding with the first day of the Chingam month as per the Malayalam calendar. Actor Mohanlal shared photos from the customary puja ceremony on social media to the delight of his fans. Producer Antony Perumbavoor and actor Unni Mukundan were among those attending the puja. Mohanlal and Jeethu Joseph have collaborated earlier for the hit Drishyam franchise. The critically acclaimed Malayalam movie Drishyam had a huge run at the box office and was also remade in several languages including Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Drishyam 2, which is the sequel of Drishyam, was released on Over-the-top (Ott) platform Amazon Prime Video this year. Before Drishyam 2, the director and actor duo had
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‘Sheep Without a Shepherd’ Review: A Film Buff and a Crooked Cop Match Wits in a Cracking Chinese Crime Thriller

‘Sheep Without a Shepherd’ Review: A Film Buff and a Crooked Cop Match Wits in a Cracking Chinese Crime Thriller
Audiences will be rooting for a working-class family to get away with manslaughter in “Sheep Without a Shepherd,” a gripping Chinese crime thriller set in small-town Thailand. Centered on an ordinary guy whose extraordinary film knowledge holds the key to keeping his family out of jail, this cleverly scripted item marks an auspicious feature debut for Malaysia-born, Taipei-based director Sam Quah. After grossing a stellar $191 million domestically in late 2019 and mid-2020 rerelease, “Sheep” ought to attract plenty of viewers in limited U.S. cinemas from July 30 and on streaming from Aug. 6.

Setting what must be some sort of record for the most remakes in the shortest time, “Sheep” is the sixth version of “Drishyam” (2013), a Malayaman-language Indian hit written and directed by Jeethu Joseph. Remakes in Kannada, Telegu, Tamil and Hindi have followed in India, along with a Sinhalese production in Sri Lanka. With its punchy depiction of ordinary people
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After ‘Drishyam’, Mohanlal to team up with Jeethu Joseph for ‘12th Man’

After ‘Drishyam’, Mohanlal to team up with Jeethu Joseph for ‘12th Man’
MollywoodActor Mohanlal took to social media to announce his next movie and release its poster.Tnm StaffDIGITAL NATIVEThe Drishyam team is joining hands for another movie. On July 5, actor Mohanlal took to social media to announce his next movie, 12th Man, with Jeethu Joseph and Antony Perumbavoor. Releasing the first-look poster of the film, Mohanlal wrote, “Happy to announce my upcoming movie '12th Man' with Jeethu Joseph, produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner Aashirvad Cinemas.” The same team made the blockbuster thrillers Drishyam and Drishyam 2. Going by the poster, 12th Man looks like a thriller as well. The tagline of the film reads, ‘unveiling the shadows.’ A man, seemingly Mohanlal, is seen walking towards a house in a misty, hilly station area. The movie will be edited by Vs Vinayak, while the background score is by Anil Johnson. More details on the movie are awaited. 12th Man will
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6 exciting titles, Malayalam Mojo on Jio Cinema

6 exciting titles, Malayalam Mojo on Jio Cinema
Film buffs are in for a treat very soon with Jio Cinema celebrating Malayalam cinema with upcoming movie marathon Malayalam Mojo, starting June 18. Varying in themes, treatment and characterization - critically acclaimed films to major box office successes from one of the most prolific film industries in the country, these include two straight to digital releases as well as previously released films having their digital premieres.

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Films for all moods, ranging from period dramas to comedies, thrillers to satires, backed by celebrated talent that include actors Mohan Lal, Siddharth, Dileep, Nivin Pauly, director Jeethu Joseph, sound designer Resul Pookutty and many more, don’t miss these diverse titles streaming from June 18 onwards.

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Dreaded by the rich and corrupt and revered by the poor and down trodden, Kayamkulam Kochunni was a Robin Hood of sorts.
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