Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Vote for Prithviraj, Indian Rupee & Urumi at Manorama Online - BEST OF THE YEAR 2011

Indian Express, Nana, NDTV & CNN-IBN Reports: Mollywood - Actor of the Year 2011 - Prithviraj

Mollywood 2011: Prithviraj scores big

Though it wasn’t a good year for most of leading actors in Malayalam cinema, the young actor Prithviraj succeeded in coming out with nine movies, including hits like 'Urumi' and 'Indian Rupee'. The actor was also the newsmaker of the year. When the media asked whether he was marrying the girl he eventually did, he denied it.


Prithviraj with Fans on the set of HERO

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Prithviraj Professes His Admiration for Co-Star Rani Mukherji During Dubai Visit

MALAYALAM FILMDOM’S HEARTTHROB Prithviraj was all praise for co-star Rani Mukherji in the Anurag Kashyap-produced Hindi film Aiyaa.

“She is an extremely talented and beautiful person. Now she is a good friend,” said the actor, who flew to Dubai from the shooting locale in Pune to inaugurate the Kalyan Silks Showroom in Karama. A huge crowd had gathered in and around the showroom to catch a glimpse of the charismatic young actor, who flew back just hours after the event.

“Work for the film is almost complete,” said Prithviraj, who plays a painter in this quirky love story, with Rani playing his love interest.

When asked whether he feared a lukewarm response from the Hindi film audience, considering that most of the South Indian actors have had a very short innings in Bollywood, the 29-year-old came up with a very level-headed response.

“I don’t see this film as my grand entry into Hindi films. I am doing it because I liked the script,” said the actor.

He expressed confidence in the film’s director Sachin Kundalkar, who has won two National Awards for his Marathi films. Kundalkar is making his Bollywood debut with Aiyaa. The entire film has been shot in Pune.

Unlike his seniors in the Malayalam film industry, Prithiviraj forayed into film production early in his career and has co-produced two hit films in Malayalam — Urumi and Indian Rupee. The former was one of the most expensive films in Malayalam and featured Bollywood actresses Tabu, Vidya Balan and Genelia D’souza. He has shown an uncanny understanding of the audience’s pulse and is known for experimenting by picking up scripts that interest him.

Besides Malaylam films he has acted in Tamil and Telugu films as well. He played Aishwarya Rai’s husband in the Tamil version of Mani Ratnam’s Raavan (a part that was played by Tamil superstar Vikram in the Hindi version). Prithviraj received many offers from Bollywood producers, but turned them down and instead opted for Kundalkar’s film.

Getting the right Hindi pronunciation is often a major problem for South Indian actors, but Prithviraj has mentioned in many television interviews that he is extremely comfortable in the language as he has many North Indian friends with whom he converses regularly. He is also known to do his dance sequences with aplomb, a skill that would stand him in good stead in Hindi films. Although action is his forte, of late he has shown a yen for romance and comedy.

However, Prithviraj fans will have to wait with bated breath till Aiyaa is released and declared a hit. Then maybe co-star Rani Mukherji too will have something to silence the critics who have written her off.

via @khaleejtimes

Prithviraj becomes the most searched personality 2011 in Kerala

Prithviraj who is the most-searched personality this year in Kerala, according to google insight search.

Keralites also searched for images of much-discussed film ‘Urumi’. Pictures of Vidya Balan and Nithya Menon follow the list. The word ‘hot’ is the most used keyword for image search.

Among the ‘Art and entertainment’ category, actor Prithviraj’s marriage was the top search event. Number of searches related to ‘Prithviraj’ soared during mid-April and May, which shows Prithviraj’s marriage had much impact on the netizens. Prithviraj marriage, Pritviraj wedding photos, actor Prithviraj and Supriya Menon were some of the rising searches associated with the young actor’s marriage.

via @ibnlive

Anoop in Hero

Anoop Menon who is gradually emerging as an actor to look forward to will be seen in an important role in the new Prithviraj movie 'Hero'. This is the first time both these actors are coming together for a major project. Directed by Deepan, the movie will also feature Tamil star Sreekanth and Bala in important roles. Yami Gowtham is the heroine of this movie which is scripted by Vinod Guruvayoor. Expected to start by the last week of December, ' Hero' is produced by Seven Arts.

Anoop Menon is passing through some wonderful years in his career with popular roles in films like 'Cocktail', 'Beautiful', 'Traffic' and 'Pranayam'.

via @igmalayalam

Man Of The Year 2011 | മലയാള സിനിമയില്‍ 2011ന്‍റെ നായകന്‍ ആര്?

1. പൃഥ്വിരാജ്

പൃഥ്വിരാജാണ് 2011ന്‍റെ യഥാര്‍ത്ഥ താരം. ഉറുമി എന്ന വമ്പന്‍ സിനിമ നിര്‍മ്മിക്കുകയും അതിലെ നായക കഥാപാത്രത്തെ ഉജ്ജ്വലമാക്കുകയും ചെയ്തു. ഈ സിനിമ ഗോവ അന്താരാഷ്ട്ര ചലച്ചിത്രോത്സവത്തില്‍ ഇന്ത്യന്‍ പനോരമയുടെ ഉദ്ഘാടനചിത്രമായിരുന്നു.

രഞ്ജിത് ചിത്രമായ ഇന്ത്യന്‍ റുപ്പിയിലൂടെ വീണ്ടും പൃഥ്വി അത്ഭുതപ്പെടുത്തി. ആക്ഷന്‍ സിനിമകള്‍ നല്‍കിയ ഇമേജില്‍ കുടുങ്ങിക്കിടക്കുകയായിരുന്ന പൃഥ്വിക്ക് ഇന്ത്യന്‍ റുപ്പി വലിയ അനുഗ്രഹമായി. സാമ്പത്തികമായും കലാപരമായും സിനിമ വിജയിച്ചു.

മാണിക്യക്കല്ല് എന്ന നന്‍‌മയുള്ള സിനിമയാണ് പൃഥ്വിരാജിന്‍റേതായി ഈ വര്‍ഷം ജനങ്ങള്‍ ഏറ്റെടുത്ത മറ്റൊരു സിനിമ. എം മോഹനന്‍ സംവിധാനം ചെയ്ത ചിത്രത്തിലെ വിനയചന്ദ്രന്‍ മാഷിനെ പൃഥ്വി ഗംഭീരമാക്കി.

വീട്ടിലേക്കുള്ള വഴി എന്ന അന്താരാഷ്ട്ര തലത്തിലുള്ള സിനിമയിലെ നായകവേഷത്തിലൂടെയും പൃഥ്വി തിളങ്ങിയ വര്‍ഷമായിരുന്നു 2011. തേജാഭായ് ആന്‍റ് ഫാമിലി, അര്‍ജുനന്‍ സാക്ഷി, സിറ്റി ഓഫ് ഗോഡ്, മേക്കപ്പ്‌മാന്‍, മനുഷ്യമൃഗം എന്നിവയാണ് ഈ വര്‍ഷം പൃഥ്വിയുടെ മറ്റ് റിലീസുകള്‍. ഇതില്‍ ആഖ്യാനത്തിലെ പുതുമ കൊണ്ട് സിറ്റി ഓഫ് ഗോഡ് മികച്ചുനിന്നു.

via @Webdunia_Mal

The Hottest Southern Stars of 2011 - IBNLive

Prithviraj has 'Urumi' lined up for the year - need we say more?

via @ibnlive

Sunday, December 18, 2011

PRITHVIRAJ - Kalyan Silks New Ad


Aakashathinte Niram - New Pics

Prithviraj plays a priest in Louis VI

Prithviraj is going to play a priest in debutant directors Jekson and Reckson Antony`s all new comedy entertainer Louis VI, based on a script written by Babu Janardhanan.

Mejo Joseph is the music director and Madhu Neelakandan is cameraman.

Prithviraj after the Teja Bhai debacle is once again trying his hand at comedy. He will act as a person who is forced to join a seminary and becomes a priest on the request of his parents. He plays the reluctant Louis in the film, who was born after many years of prayers and so his parents vowed to God to make him a priest to serve god.

Louis VI`s script made Prithviraj laugh so much that he readily agreed to do the film to be directed by former associates of director Thampi Kannamthanam.

The cast of the film produced by Biji John and Santhosh Mathai under Cinema Movies banner, is yet to be finalised. The shooting is expected to start next year after Prithvi, completes Ayya his Bollywood film with Rani Mukherjee.