Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Prithviraj In Police Police/Idam Valam (2009)

Prithviraj In Puthiya Mukham (2009)

Prithviraj In Sets Of Punyam Aham (2009)

Prithviraj in a triple role

After trying his luck in doing double roles, which turned out to be a disaster a couple of years ago, the most appealing young star of Malayalam, Prithviraj is now making it work in a triple role.

The new film, in fact, his first film with ace director Shaji Kailas will feature the young star in tripleroles. Titled 'M G Road', this action thriller will be scripted by director A K Sajan, who gave him his first action hit in 'Stop Violence'.

Produced by Muraleedharan in the banner of Parco group, the movie will also feature three heroines.

Prithvi will appear as a Psychiatrist doctor, I P S officer and a street rowdy


Prithviraj In Sets Of Puthiya Mukham (2009)

Prithvi With Fans

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Narain in Robinhood!

It looks like Narain after doing a cameo in Sathyan Anthikad’s Bhagyadevatha, is going to play the second hero role in Joshy’s Prithviraj action thriller Robinhood.

Narain replaces writer-director-actor Ranjith who was originally supposed to do this role.

The shoot of this commercial masala film starts in Kochi from April 27. Bhavana is playing the heroine in this film.


Monday, April 27, 2009

Narain to replace Renjith

Young star Narain will replace actor-director Renjith in the new movie ‘Robinhood’, directed by Veteran Joshy.

This is the first time both these youngsters are coming together, that too with a senior director like Joshy. The movie which is a heist thriller about a hi-tech thriller who specialises in robbing ATM's will have Narain who is a cop under cover to catch the trouble maker.

Earlier Renjith has opted to keep himself out of the movie, due to his hectic schedules with the two films that he is directing shortly.

‘Robinhood’ in the scripts of Sachi-Sethu will kick of its shooting by the 27th of this month at Ernakulam. Prithviraj will join the sets of the movie, by the first week of May.


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Prithviraj In Hollywood production 19 Steps

Prithviraj, one of the actors in the Tamil version of Manirathinam’s Raavana, has received an exciting offer to play a pivotal role in the Indo-Hollywood production 19 Steps if he completes his shooting for Raavana before mid-May.

19 Steps, a co-production with Walt Disney Films, was announced in August last year, but casting and production designing has not been finalised. The film will star Kamalhassan, Asin and popular Japanese superstar and martial arts fighter Tadanobu Asano, and will be a blend of Indian and Japanese martial arts.

The film has been scripted by five-time national award winner MT Vasudevan Nair and will feature the music of AR Rahman. Shooting for 19 Steps is expected to commence in August this year. The film will be made simultaneously in Tamil, Malayalam, English, Hindi and Japanese.


Priyamani - Prithviraj Together Again - Malayalam Movie News

'Puthiya Mukham' directed by Deepan is progressing at Ottapalam. The story is about Krishna Kumar who hails from Palakkad. He is the member of a Brahmin family in the Agraharam. He is an expert in Mridangam. To Join Engineering course he reaches Ernakulam. Here he was forced to undergo severe conditions of life. The film gives equal importance to love and action. Prithviraj dons the role of Krishna Kumar. Priyamani dons the role of an engineering student named Anjana. Meera Nandan dons the role of a Brahmin girl named Sree Devi. Under the banner of Bethsetha productions Anil Mathew and Murukan are producing the film. Lyrics by Kaithapram Damodharan Namboothiri and music scored by Deepak Dev. Camera by Bharani. Other casts include Bala, Sai Kumar, Vijaya Raghavan, Jagadish, Suraj Venjaramood, Janardhanan, Sudheesh, Shammi Thilakan and others.


An Interview with Mozhi Fame Prithviraj.

Prithviraj, who starred in Mozhi and Vellithirai has come from a family of actors. His father Sukumaran and mother Mallika were actors. His brother brought Indrajith is an actor too. In fact he is playing an important role in Sarvam. But he never dreamt of acting.When he was doing his computer engineering in Australia, he came down for vacation. Director Fazil introduced me to Director Renjith, who looking for a new face for his directorial debut Nandhanam.Later he debuted for Kana kandein which was his first tamil movie with K.V. Anand.He was happy to see himself on the screen first time, but he felt that he must improve a lot. He was one of those people who had no idea of what they wanted. Now Finally I am doing something like.He says, “ I like to rush of adrenalin, the kick that acing gives, I want to die an actor”.He has done 45 films including 7 in tamil so far. Now he is doing Ninaitheley Inikkum, a remake of Malayalam hit Classmate. He feels he must work harder to attain a certain level in acting.He says he is open to any kind of role that will showcase his talent.He often takes the path less travelled. Instead of vacationing in Las Vegas or Goa last year as his friends had suggested, he chose to set out on a trip to discover an India he had never seen before.It was an eight-day biking trip to the Himalayas, along with a friend, Arjun. “We travelled on two ‘Bullets’ and each day was an adventure. We slept and ate in the homes of the Pahadis and really roughed it out, but we saw some unforgettable sights. We spent the New Year in the Himalayas,” he recalls.Unlike many ‘star sons’ who have ridden piggyback to the silver screen on their parents’ clout, fame and money, Prithiviraj, hailed as a superhero-in-waiting, has come up the hard way. He made his debut in Ranjith’s ‘Nandanam’ when he was still a student of engineering in Tasmania, Australia.
Mani Ratnam’s film:
His career graph took time to rise but clever choice of roles and determination have made him one of the busiest stars in South India today. He will soon be acting in a Mani Ratnam film with Vikram and Aiswarya Rai. “Mani Ratnam is one of the reasons I am in films,” he says. He is delighted at the opportunity.However, bitten by the acting bug so early, Prithiviraj never got around to completing his college studies. Does it bother him? “Not really. But it would have been better if my entry into tinsel town had happened a little later. On hindsight, I feel that cinema was always my destination. I wish I had gone to New York University or some place like that to study cinema,” says the star.Prithviraj is a good cook too…
But he feels that his two years in Tasmania helped him grow as a person. “I became more independent. I learnt to do everything, from washing and cooking to managing my finances, on my own.”“I am a very good cook,” he adds with a grin. “I can cook exotic Chinese dishes that I learnt from my friends, who were women, by the way.” But cooking is not his hobby. That is something he does well. Like singing, a talent he seems to have inherited from his mother, Mallika Sukumaran. “Ranjith wanted me to do a song in ‘Rock n’ Roll’ but I wriggled out of it,” he laughs.
Prithiviraj is into books and his eclectic tastes have him reading books that range from thrillers and pulp fiction to tomes on cinema and philosophy. “I think my brother, Indrajith, and I inherited the passion for reading from my father, Sukumaran, who was a voracious reader. He would read nine newspapers and the collection we had at home would beat that in many local college libraries. He had a thirst for knowledge,” recalls Prithiviraj.
Perhaps it is that desire to learn that finds Prithviraj taking a keen interest in the minutiae that goes into filmmaking. “If there is something new on a set, say a new camera, I make it a point to understand its working within two days. I try and glean as much knowledge as I can about it.”
Ambitious :
Talk about cinema and Prithviraj becomes animated. He feels that Indian cinema in general and Malayalam cinema in particular must adapt the best of international technology but look for “content and stories within our culture and language.” “Why should we borrow stories from Hollywood or Bollywood? Our literature is so rich and diverse. But there is a dearth of good scriptwriters in Malayalam cinema. And I think we should have more films in English. That is one of the ways to cater to the world,” he points out.
HIS Goals:
“Ten years from now, I see myself as a director and a producer with my own production house that will, hopefully, make good films. Not just films in Malayalam and Tamil but Indian films in English that will appeal to regional and international audiences,” says the actor.Marriage:
And, marriage? “Yes, that is on the cards. But only to someone I come to know well enough and am comfortable with.”There was no time for more.
Prithviraj was taking a break from a shoot at Vismaya Max at Kazhakuttam, in the outskirts of the city.


Friday, April 24, 2009

Prithviraj caught between devil and deep sea

One of the most promising upcoming stars of the age, Prithviraj has carved a niche for himself. He represents the typical Malayalee youth and their new age aspirations. But our hero is caught in a problem, where both the sides are equally luring him.

Prithviraj has been acting in the magnum opus Ravan or Asokavanam by the ace director Mani Ratnam. But Fortune has been gracious enough to offer him The 19th Step, an international project under the direction of Bharat Bala with Kamal Hassan, Asin and the Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano. The script has been handled by none other than the veteran writer M.T. Vasudevan Nair.

As often rightly said, every fortune comes with a tag. So when our hero Prithviraj was floating in the seventh heaven, misfortune struck him in the form of Mani Ratnam's heart attack and the scheduled shooting of the much awaited movie Ravan got delayed. The actor is now caught in a fix as to whether he would be able to make it to both Ravan and The 19th Step. Prithviraj known for his choice of movies and scripts has however decided to give top priority to Mani Ratnam before moving forward in search of greener pastures


My first break -- Prithviraj

How it happened

I come from a family of actors — my father Sukumaran and mother Mallika were actors. My brother Indrajith is an actor too. In fact, he’s playing an important role in Sarvam. But, I never dreamt of acting. When I was doing my computer engineering in Australia, I came down for vacation. Director Fazil introduced me to director Renjith, who was looking for a new face for his directorial debut Nandanam. Later, I debuted in Tamil with K.V. Anand’s Kana Kanden.

How it felt

I was happy to see myself on the screen, but felt I must improve a lot. I was one of those people who had no idea what they wanted. However, finally, I am doing something I like. I like the rush of adrenalin, the kick that acting gives. I want to die an actor.

How life changed

Not much. I’ve done 45 films, including seven in Tamil. Now I am doing Ninaithaley Innikkum, a Tamil remake of the Malayalam hit Classmate. I feel I must work harder to reach a certain level in acting.


Actor's Take!

Prithviraj, one of the handsome heroes of Kollywood, hails from a family of actors. His father Sukumaran and mother Mallika are well-known actors in Malayalam cinema. Prithviraj's brother Inderjit is also in the film field and is currently acting in director Vishnuvardhan's Sarvvam.

How did acting happen for Prithviraj? While doing his engineering in Australia, Prithviraj flwe down to spend his holiday in Chennai. At that time, director Fazil, who met him, introduced him to director Renjith. But as Fazil expected, Renjith could not include him in his directorial debut Nandanam; Prithviraj's much-awaited debut happened in Tamil through K.V.Anand's Kana Kanden. Though Prithviraj stepped into moviedom by default, after his debut, he was happy to see himself on screen and gradually took a liking to his profession. Eventually he has also identified a deep passion and dedication in the creative field. Now after 45 films with seven in Tamil including the superhit Mozhi, Prithviraj is shooting for Ninaithale Inikkum a remake of the Malayalam film Classmates.


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Prithviraj’s dilemma

Prithviraj is in a dilemma these days. His career is on an upswing both in the Malayalam and Tamil industry, as half a dozen of his films are releasing this year, but he is giving top priority to his role in Mani Ratnam’s Raavan.

The actor was recently quoted saying — “What I enjoy about acting is the adrenaline rush. When the director says, ‘Action’, there is a huge rush of adrenaline, I don’t know why. I just love the feeling of becoming somebody else.”

The latest about the actor is that he has been offered a role in the Bharath Bala directed 19 Steps starring Kamal Haasan, Asin and Tadanobu. We hear that Prithviraj wants to do the film badly as the script is by MT Vasudevan Nair, who has written many memorable dialogues in Malayalam cinema for Prithviraj’s father Sukumaran.

However, Prithviraj is facing date problems as the shoot of Raavan is getting delayed. He will be able to do 19 Steps only if Mani Ratnam is able to complete his magnum opus, as the shoot of Bharath Bala’s film starts in the first week of August.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

கமலுடன் பிருத்வி ராஜ் ,ஆசின் மற்றும் பசுபதி

19 ஸ்டெப்ஸ் படத்தில் கமல்ஹாசனுடன் பசுபதி மற்றும் பிருத்வி ராஜ் இணைந்து நடிக்கின்றனர். பரத் பாலாவும், வால்ட் டிஸ்னியும் இணைந்து உருவாக்கும் புதிய படம் 19 ஸ்டெப்ஸ். பரத் பாலா இயக்குகிறார். இப்படத்தில் கமல்ஹாசன், ஆசின் மற்றும் ஜப்பானிய ஹீரோ டடோனபு அசனோ ஆகியோர் நடிக்கவுள்ளனர். இதில் கராத்தே மாஸ்டராக கமல்ஹாசன் வருகிறார். எம்.டி.வாசுதேவன் நாயரின் கதையில் உருவாகும் இப்படத்திற்கு ஏ.ஆர்.ரஹ்மான் இசையமைக்கிறார். ஒரே நேரத்தில் தமிழ், ஆங்கிலம் மற்றும் ஜப்பானிய மொழிகளில் இப்படம் உருவாகிறது.

படத்தின் பெரும் பகுதி கேரளாவில் படமாக்கப்படுகிறது. ஆகஸ்ட் முதல் வாரத்தில் கேரளாவில் படப்பிடிப்பு தொடங்குகிறது. பின்னர் சீனாவுக்கு செல்கிறார்கள்.

இப்படத்தில் தற்போது பசுபதியும், பிருத்விராஜும் இணைந்துள்ளனர். பசுபதி கமலுடன் இணைவது இது 3வது முறையாகும். கமல்ஹாசனின் விருமாண்டி பசுபதிக்கு பெரிய பிரேக்காக அமைந்தது. இதையடுத்து மும்பை எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் படத்திலும் நடித்தார். தற்போது 3வது முறையாக கமலுடன் இணைகிறார்.

திறமையாளர்களை தட்டிக் கொடுத்து தூக்கி விடும் திறமைசாலியான கமல்ஹாசன், நாசருக்கு அடுத்து பசுபதியை தனது படங்களில் அடிக்கடி பயன்படுத்த ஆரம்பித்துள்ளார் என்பது குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது.

இதேபோல கமல்ஹாசனுடன் முதல் முறையாக இணைகிறார் பிருத்விராஜ்.

ஏகப்பட்ட திறமைசாலிகள் இணைந்து கலக்கப் போவதால் 19 ஸ்டெப்ஸ் படம் குறித்த எதிர்பார்ப்பு ஏகமாகியுள்ளது.


Prithiviraj and kamal Haasan!

News is that, in this film, Prithvi wud be playing a "Naattu Rajavu" in the 12th Century Cheraa kingdom. Kamal wud be a Kalari Guru and Asin wud be a Cheraa Princess.


Prithviraj facing date problems?

We know that talented actor Prithviraj has a significant role in director Bharat Bala's international venture The 19th Step, simultaneously made in Tamil, English and Japanese with 'Ulaga Nayagan' Kamal Haasan, Asin and Japanese superstar Tadanobu Asano in the lead roles.

Now, the latest we hear is that Prithviraj, who is currently busy with ace Mani Ratman's budget bilingual film tentatively titled Ravan/ Asokavanam, is facing date problems as the shoot of Ravan was delayed after director Mani Ratnam was hospitalized after a minor heart attack.

Though Prithviraj wants to do The 19th Step, as the script is by the legendary Malayalam writer M.T. Vasudevan Nair, who has won four national awards for best screenplay, it is heard that his top priority is Mani Ratnam’s Ravan. So Prithviraj will be able to do The 19th Step only if Mani Ratnam completes his magnum opus before Bharath Bala starts shooting in the first week of August. Stay with us for more updates.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Prithviraj in Joemon film

Cochin, April.22 (NR): Prithviraj would be doing the lead role in the next film by Joemon, whose last film was the Mammootty-Sreenivasan-Padmapriya starrer 'Bhargavacharitham Moonnaam Khandam', which anyhow turned out to be a flop.

Joemon, who had directed five Mammootty starrers ('Samrajyam', 'Jackpot', 'Anashwaram', 'Siddhartha' and 'Bhargavacharitham Moonnaam Khandam'), is also the director of films like 'Yaadhavam' (Suresh Gopi-Narendra Prasad-Khushboo), 'Karma' (Suresh Gopi) and 'Unnathangalil' (a Manoj.K.Jayan-Lal starrer, in which Mohanlal had done a cameo).

Joemon's Prithviraj starrer would feature script by T.Damodaran, the man behind many big hits. Script work for the film is reportedly in progress and more details, about the theme and the cast, are awaited.


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Ninaithale Inikkum – (Romance) Murder-mystery on the make

Ninaithale Inikkum starring Prithviraj, Priyamani, Karthi and Sakthi is an edge-seated thriller…

Hold on for a moment!! If you have ever thought that ‘Ninaithale Inikkum’ is a romantic entertainer set at the backdrops of college life, change your ideas. Patently, it’s a film about the lives of youth gangs in college campus that’s brimmed with joys, pains, love and miseries. But everything is set on the lines of a murder mystery. The film has a particular batch of students gathering for the reunion. On the pars, the same occasion is taken for paying homage to a student Murali (Karthik) who had passed away during the academic year. As the occasion of reunion is considered to be bringing the nostalgic memories, there goes a happy celebration. But that doesn’t persist for a long time, as Prithviraj’s neck is choked by a guitar string in his room when he was boozed up. Here begins the flashbacks and the present time that leads to unexpected thrills when reasons behind Prithviraj’s pathetic condition.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mani Ratnam plays Raavan to Raavan's shoot

Even as Raavan’s shoot has been put on hold, eyes haven’t stopped looking in Mani Ratnam’s direction, as he is convalescing following a heart attack. The ace director is still in hospital and this is expected to stall the film’s shoot for over a month. The plan, originally, was to start a new schedule of shoot in Kerala from tomorrow.

The director, who is still in the hospital, is said to be responding well to treatment. The maverick filmmaker’s spokesperson vouches that his health is safe and he should be out from the hospital and on the sets soon.

As of now, only one person has access to the director’s ward, and that is his wife Suhasini. It is said that the actress is the one to tell others about his health condition, as he has refused to see anybody else.

Industry bigwigs, all of who has worked with the director, are thronging to see him and convey their wishes. But the director hasn’t budged and Suhasini is still the only one to have access to him.

Mani Ratnam’s health has postponed shooting, and this is expected to cause delays in the finally release of the film, as the heavy duty star cast of the problem is said to have jam-packed dates.


Prithviraj in The 19th Step

South India's talented actor Prithviraj has been roped in for a meaty roles in director Bharat Bala's international venture The 19th Step, simultaneously made in Tamil, English and Japanese with 'Ulaga Nayagan' Kamal Haasan, new Bollywood sensation Asin and Japanese superstar Tadanobu Asano in the lead roles.

Produced by Bala in association with Walt Disney, this film is expected to go on floors in August 2009 and will be released in late 2009 or early 2010. Major parts of the shooting will be in Kerala. The shoot is likely to start in the first week of August and will later move to China.

The 19th Step is based on a script written by the well-known Malayalam writer M.T. Vasudevan Nair, who has won four national awards for best screenplay. A.R. Rahman will score music along with the Japanese composer Joe Hisashi. Sound mixing is by Resul Pookutty.

The film revolves around a Japanese samurai warrior (Tadanobu Asano), who travels to Kerala to learn the secrets of the ancient Dravidian martial art 'Kalaripayattu' that gave birth to Karate and Chinese Kung Fu from a veteran martial art trainer (Kamal Haasan). He later falls in love with a beautiful Chera princess (Asin). How he wins her love forms the core of the story.


Prithviraj: Hoping for the best

Prithviraj, the handsome Malayalam actor, is hoping for the best. With a string of films successfully completed, he is currently busy with Raavan directed by Mani Ratnam and Ninaithaale Inikkum apart from other films.

According to latest updates, the actor is booked till end of 2010 and has absolutely no time to even know which city he is currently in!

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the actor is likely to be cast in 19 Steps directed by Bharat Bala and produced by Walt Disney. The film also stars Kamal Haasan, Asin and Tadanobu Asano.

Prithviraj would love to do the film scripted by M.T. Vasudevan Nair, who is a legend when it comes to writing dialogues. However, the actor is also shooting for Mani Ratnam's Raavan, which might be delayed since the ace director was hospitalized recently.

Prithiviraj will sure have to strike a balance and do a juggling act if he wants a piece of both cakes!