1/08/2021

Asianet Star Singer8-Contestants, Anchors and Judges, Telecast Details

Star Singer Season 8 | Asianet Star Singer| Star Singer 8 on Asianet TV | Music Reality show on Asianet | Star Singer 8 contestant Names, Anchor, Judging panel

Malayalam Channel Asianet launched new season of their most popular and epic music reality show 'Star Singer.  This music reality and talent search show is launched on January  3rd, 2021 with actress Jewel Mary the anchor. Actor Tovino Thomas was the chief guest during the launching ceremony. The launching event was a colorful event with many actors/dancer/musicians showcasing their talents. 

Flowers Top Singer music reality Show will be aired every Saturyday and Sunday at 7:30 PM. The music reality and talent search show will have 40 contestants,  7 boys and 13 girls.

Singers K S Chithra, G Venugopal, Manjari, music directors Sharreth and Stephen Devassy will form the judging pannel of  Star Singer Season 8


Anchor of Star Singer Season 8 on Asianet 


Judges of Star Singer Season 8 on Asianet 

Singers K S Chithra, G Venugopal, Manjari, music directors Sarath and Stephen Devassy

Contestants of  Star Singer  8 on Asianet 
Abhay, Abhinand KR, Abigail Kannur, Abhirami, Adithya Suresh, Agnes Binoy Malappuram, Ajmal Fathima Parveen, Akhil Dev, Aleenia, Amala Chacko, Anjali Suresh, Anand Bhairav Sharma, Arjun,
Arjun Unni, Arshit Kamal, Bharath, Devika V Nair,Devanandha, Drishya Sajan, Mohammed Famis, Gayathri,Gazal, Kalyani , Jerril Shaji, Kavya, Krithika , Krishna V, Milan Joy, Moses Toby, Pranav P, Vishnumaya, Prarthana S Ratheesh, Rithu Krishna, Saniga, LR Sarangi, Sanjuktha Jayakumar,Savanna Suraj, Sreya, Swathi, Vishnuprakash

Asianet Star Singer Season 8- Details
Telecast Time -Saturday and Sunday at 7.30 PM
Genre-Music Reality show.
Launch date -January 9th, 2021

Asianet Star Singer Seasong 8 Anchor-Jewel Mary
Asianet Star Singer 8 Anchor-Jewel Mary


Judges of Asianet Star Singer 8
Judging panel of Star Singer 8- Stephen Devassy, Sharreth, K S Chithra, G Venugopal and Manjari


A total of 40 contestants were selected after intense audition process. These contestants will participate in various rounds to test their music capabilities and best winner will won the title. Who that will be?


Star Singer Season 8 -Contestant photos
Star Singer 8-Contestants 


Star Singer Season 8 on Asianet - Music Reality show starting on January 2021

Star Singer Season 8 (Star Singer 8) on Malayalam Channel Asianet will start on January 9th, 2021 at 7.30 pm. Grand launching celemony was on 3rd January with Actor Tovino Thomas inaugurating the function by lighting a lamp. 

The season 8 epic show is back with a bang on No.1 Kerala GEC Asianet. This edition will have forty contestants from across Kerala finalized through auditions. Jewel Mary will host 8th edition of Epic show, Star singer and it will be telecast every Weekend.

The judging panel comprises of Singers K S Chithra, G Venugopal, Manjari, music directors Sarath and Stephen Devassy. Apart from the jury members, prominent personalities from the film industry will also attend the show as celebrity guests.

Asianet Star Singer Season 8- Details
Telecast Time -Saturday and Sunday at 7.30 PM
Genre-Music Reality show.

Contestants of Star Singer season8

Abhay, Abhinand KR, Abigail Kannur, Abhirami, Adithya Suresh, Agnes Binoy Malappuram, Ajmal Fathima Parveen, Akhil Dev, Aleenia, Amala Chacko, Anjali Suresh, Anand Bhairav Sharma, Arjun,
Arjun Unni, Arshit Kamal, Bharath, Devika V Nair,Devanandha, Drishya Sajan, Mohammed Famis, Gayathri,Gazal, Kalyani , Jerril Shaji, Kavya, Krithika , Krishna V, Milan Joy, Moses Toby, Pranav P, Vishnumaya, Prarthana S Ratheesh, Rithu Krishna, Saniga, LR Sarangi, Sanjuktha Jayakumar,Savanna Suraj, Sreya, Swathi, Vishnuprakash

Asianet Star Singer 8
Asianet Star Singer 8-launching event

How to watch episodes of Asianet Star Singer Season 8 online?

Following the telecast all episodes will be available on  Disney+Hotstar App Streaming all these malayalam serials online via mobile phone Or on hotstar.com


Asianet Star Singer Season 8 launching event 

Star Singer Season 8 launch event was aired on 3rd January only on Asianet. Youth Icon Tovino Thomas is the chief guest of the mega show in which introducing the 40 highly talented contestants and jury panel. The colorful marathon event included many programs including SPB tribute by S P Charan, Mano & Judges, Jugalbandi by Sivamani, Stephen Devassy, Mattannoor Sankaran namboothiripad and team, dance fusion ‘Sankharam’ performed by leading artistes Asha Sarath, Navya Nair, Iniya, Paris Laxmi, KrishnaPrabha, Neetha Pillai and other dancers, musical treat by Bollywood singers Benny Dayal, Nikhitha Gandi, Arya Dayal, Harishnakar and Nithya Menon, Medley dance by Durga Krishnan, Manikuttan, Saranya Anand, Maneesha & Athira, Music fusion by Ramesh Narayan and his daughters Madhusree and Madhuvanthi, skit by Hareesh Kanaran & team and various acts performed by Arya, Dharamajan & other serial artistes in the ten hours long show.





1/06/2021

Actress Sreelaya married Robin | Photos

Malayalam Serial and film Actress Sreelaya ( Laya Jose) married Robin. The marriage and wedding reception was held in the presence of family and friends. The colorful wedding reception function (Jan 5, 2021)  was attended by many cine and television artists. 

This is Sreelaya's second marriage. Sreelaya's first marriage was with Nivil Chacko in 2017. But soon they got separated. He was an engineer in Kuwait.

Groom Robin is currently working in Beharin. Sreelaya is known to audience as Moonumani fame Kuttimani.

She made her debut as Television Actress through Surya TV Serial Kanmani. Sreelaya's debut as the heroine of serial was through the character Bhagyalekshmi in Mazhavil Manorama Television Serial Bhagyadevatha. Following this serial she appeared as Kuttimani in  Flowers TV serial Moonumani . She won best actress award at the Flowers TV Television Awards 2015

Sreelaya was the heroine of Malayalam Movies Kutteem Kolum and Manikyam.

Actress Sreelaya marriage photos
Sreelaya with Robin

Sreelaya is the daughter of Jose and Malayalam Serial / Cine actress Lissy Jose. She is the elder sister of Malayalam Actress Shruthi Lekshmi. Sreelaya has completed BSc nursing.

Actress Sruthi Lakshmi married  Dr Avin Antoin 2015.We have shared her Wedding news and Photos here on vinodadarshan.com

Sreelaya wedding reception videos are given below

12/30/2020

Koodevide Serial Cast | Actors and actresses of Asianet serial Koodevide

Koodevide is a new Malayalam serial on Malayalam Channel Asianet. This series will be premiered on Asinet on 4th January 2021 at 8:30 PM  and the episodes are  available on Disney+Hotstar platform. This serial is directed by SS Lal

Remake : Koodevide is the remake of  Mohor (Bengali – Star Jalsha), Sarasu (Kannada – Star Suvana TV) Guppedantha Manasu (Telugu – Star Maa), Shaurya Aur Anokhi Ki Kahani (Hindi –Star Plus) , Katrukenna Veli (Tamil – Vijay Television)

Koodevide : Hero/ Heroine and lead actors

Krishna Kumar and Bipin Jose in lead roles. Sreedhanya and Anshitha Anji plays the lead female roles. Anshita plays the role of heroine Soorya, She is known for many Short films and Ads .  Bipin appeared  in Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan movie and Serial Seetha act as hero of this serial 

Asianet Serial Koodevide Story Line : This serial is the story of Surya (also mentioned as Soorya). She is a vibrant beautiful enthusiastic and mutlitalented young girl belong to the family lead by her father Kaimal and supported by mother Devamma, elder sister Arya and brother Nithin. Soorya’s life takes a turn when her father’s business with his partner Basavanna collapse and as a rescue plan Basavanna proposes to marry her.  Soorya adventurously escapes from her household with the help of her sister reaches to her teacher Adhithi. Realizing the situation Adhithi offers support to her student who admires her a lot and connects to her separated husband Aadi who owns educational institutions in the capital. What happens next? 

Koodevide details
Channel- Asianet, Asianet HD
Show Name- Koodevide 
Launch Date- Monday, 4th January at 8:30 P.M
Language-Malayalam
Genre-Drama

Koodevide serial hero and heroine names
Asianet Serial Koodevide


Koodevide  Serial Cast and Crew

Director-SS Lal
Producer- Krishnasethu Kumar

Star Cast: Sreedhanya , Krishnakumar, Sundara Pandian, Bipin Jose, Dr Shaju, Santhosh Sanjay, Devendra Nath, Sudarsanan , Anshita, Chilanka, Sindhu Varma, Sruthy, Midhun, Ratish Sundar, Archana

Actors, actresses and characters of Koodevide serial
Sreedhanya as Adhithi
Krishnakumar as Aadithan (Aadi)
Sundara Pandian as  Basavanna
Bipin Jose as  Rishikesh
Dr Shaju as Komban
Santhosh Sanjay as  Roshan
Devendra Nath as Commissioner
Sudarsanan as Kaimal
Anshita as  Soorya
Chilanka as  Arya 
Sindhu Varma as Devamma
Sruthy as Mitra
Midhun  as Nithin
Ratish Sundar as Karippety Sabu
Archana as Aami

Koodevide serial cast and crew
Koodevide serial on Asianet

12/27/2020

Actor Rahul Ravi married Lekshmi S Nair | photos

Actor Rahul Ravi married Lekshmi S Nair  in a Hindu traditional wedding on Sunday (December 27) in Perumbavoor, Ernamkulam, Kerala. Rahul looked handsome in a traditional Mundu and Shirt while Lekshmi was seen draped in a red designer Kasavu saree. The marriage took place in Perumbavoor Seema Auditorium in the presence of close family and friends

Rahul Ravi marriage photos
Actor Rahul Ravi and wife Lekshmi S Nair

Following wedding, Rahul told media that its a 'love marriage and they will move to Chennai to start their new life"


The pictures from the Sangeeth function and pictures of photoshoots were making rounds in the media declaring his love for his lady love. He declared that its love come arranged marriage. He has written in his instagram post that "It was just another normal day when I met her first, Then I felt it better...Each day after that was better and special for me. Then onwards it was not my day but my life was getting better..with her beautiful smile and talks..then I realised that the girl who is in my life is not just a girl..” she is my life”... thank you @lakshmi.s.nair._ for brightening up my life and being my life...Love u loads...waiting for our big day," he wrote.


Rahul Ravi is an Indian film/serial actor and model. Rahul debuted as a television actor through Malayalam superhit serial Ponnambili directed by Gireesh Konni. He is now best known for his role as Haripadmanabhan in Ponnambili, a serial broadcasts on Mazhavil Manorama. He is known to all south Indian TV audience through the Sun TV serial Nandini. The serial is aired in all south Indian languages- Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. He entered Malayalam Movie entertainment industry through Dolls (2013) directed by  Shalil Kallur.  Later he acted in  Oru Indian Pranayakadha (2014)  and Kattumakkan (2016) to site a few.  

 Rahul Ravi is the son of  Ravi and Khema Ravi from Triprayar, Thrissur. He has an younger sister named Varsha. Rahul completed his B.Tech graduation in IT from Matha College of Technology, North Paravoor, Ernakulam and MBA from ICFAI University. Even though he started working in an IT firm, he soon changed his attention to modelling and acting. He is also interested in body building and stage performances. He is the winner of Hairomax Beautiful Hair Contest 2011. 

Lekshmi S Nair is from Perumbavoor. She is the daughter of Sunil Kumar and Deepa from Perumbavoor. She has completed her education (MBA) from Marthoma College. 

actor Rahul wedding photos
Rahul Ravi and Lekshmi

Rahul Ravi sangeeth reception photos
Rahul Ravi and Lekshmi during their wedding functions


The official wedding photos are done by squad pictures

Rahul Ravi wedding pictures
Rahul Ravi with Lekshmi


12/26/2020

Actress Mridula Vijay to marry actor Yuva Krishna | photos

Actors Mridula Vijay and Yuva Krishna are all set to tie the knot in 2021. Their wedding engagement function was held on 23, December 2020 in the presence of close family and friends. They will enter wed lock in 2021. According to them its an arranged marriage, the marriage proposal was considered by the duo's parents through a common friend


Mridula Vijay engagement photos
Actors Yuva Krishna and Mridula Vijay

Yuva Krishna is known mainly for his role as Manu s Manu Pratap in Manjil Virinja Poovu. He was also part of  several other TV series. His father is a Kathakali artist. His mohter Krishnaveni is a dance-music teacher. He has two sisters named Nandini and Nadhitha

Mridula Vijay marriage photos
Yuva Krishna and Mridula Vijay during engagement funtion
Mridula shot to fame through her debut Malayalm Serial Kalyana Sougandikam on Asianet. She is best known for her roles in BharyaKrishna Thulasi., Kalyanasougandhikam and Pookkalam Varavayi. She has also been a part of movies including Tamil films Nooram Naal, Jennifer Karuppayya and Malayalam films like Infinity and Next Token Number Please etc. She is the daughter of Vijai Kumar and Rani from Thiruvananthapuram.  Mridula is also a trained classical dancer. She has sister named Parvathi.

Yuva Krishna marriage photos
Mridula Vijay and Yuva Krisha with their family during engagement function


Photogenic Weddings are official photographers of engagement function. They shared more more photos in their social media page. 


12/24/2020

Actress Yamuna married Devan Ayyankeri | photos

Malayalam serial and movie actress Yamuna  has found love for the second time in her life. The actress has tied the knot with Devan Ayyankeril  at Kollur Mookambika Temple on Monday (December 7).The traditional Hindu wedding was attended by her daughters and close family/friends.

Yamuna said to a malayalam daily that  "Devan Ayyankeril is my husband's name. He had been living in USA working as a psychotherapist. I strongly believe that Sree Padhmanabha Swamy heard my prayer for a good human being as my husband and it materialized on December 7 th at Kollur Mookambika Temple,"  She also added that  "My 10-year-old daughter Aashmi and 15-year-old Aami jokingly told me they are not at marriageable age yet as someone suggested online. I hope you will all support me as you always have and thank you all. Your Yamuna". 

Devan hails from Mavelikkara and has been residing in USA for the last 30 years. It is also second marriage for Devan. He has a daughter(Fiona) from first marriage who is currently in college. 

In a recent interview she said even though her friends and family were constantly asking her to rethink about marriage as it was more than 5 years after divorce, she never felt the need to do so as  she was busy with her daughters and career. "But, when the lockdown started, my kids were at their father's place and for months together, I was stuck within the four walls of my flat. Words can't describe the mental pressure I was going through of not having anyone near me. That's when I realized I needed companionship and decided to get married," she said.

Actress Yamuna with her husband Devan
Actress Yamuna with her husband Devan

Yamuna debuted into the malayalam television through an album song for Onam in Doordarshan Malayalam. It is followed by a telefilm Punarjani. She later acted in many serials like Jwalayayi mainly in negative roles.  She now acting in Amma , Amala and Chandana Mazha. Her role as  positive character Madhumati, mother in law of the character Varsha,  in Asianet serial Chandanamazha is different from the usual villain characters she played in many serials and made her popular.Yamuna has acted in many movies in Malayalam language, mostly in character roles. Some of her movies include Meesa Madhavan, Stalin Sivadas, Meerayude Dukham Muthivinte Swapnam, War and love, Pattanathil Bhootham, Oru Korean Padam etc


Actress Yamuna second marriage photos
Actress Yamuna during her wedding

Yamuna's  recent photo with her husband Devan is given below.
Yamuna-wedding Album -go here

Yamuna <-go here for the biography  

Yamuna is originally from Kollam in Kerala. She was married to Malayalam Film director S.B Mahash ( Changathipoocha, MM big father Abhiyum Njanum ). But they seperated and divorced five years back.  They have two daughters named Aami and Ashmi. 

10/29/2020

Actress Mrudula Murali married Nithin Vijayan | Wedding photos

Actress Mrudula Murali got married to Nithin Vijay in Kochi on October 29, 2020. The wedding was held in the presence of  friends and family following COVID protocols. 

Mrudula looked simple and beautiful in a golden saree while Nitin was spotted in a matching cream kurta. Wearing very little jewelry, Mridula arrived in a simple look. The unadorned hair was just tied up and placed in a flower. 

Nithin is working in the advertisement sector.  The two got engaged in December 2019.Nithin Vijay is a filmmaker and has also assisted a few movies.

Actresss Mridula Murali with her husband Nithin Vijay
Actress Mridula Murali with husband Nithin Vijayan following their wedding function


The wedding was attended by friends from the film industry, who also shared  glimpse into the celebrations through social media. The wedding was graced by her friends and celebrities including Sayanora, Vijay Yesudas, Rahul Subramanian, Vishnu Varma and actress Ramya Nambeesan



Mridula Murali Marriage Photos
Mridula Murali Marriage Photos


Mrudula  is the daughter of  Muralidharan Nair and Latha Menon in Ernakulam, Kerala. Her only brother Mithun Murali is also an actor-cum-model.  She debuted into the film industry with the Malayalam film Red Chillies. She has also acted in Tamil and hindi Films. Her notable works are Elsamma Enna Aankutty, Ayal Njanalla to mention a few. 

Mridula Murali Marriage Photos
Actress Mridula Mural during her wedding



Mridula and Nithin got engages in December 2019. Friends Bhavana, Ramya Nambeesan, Fafna and Sayonara were present at the engagement. Ramya Nambeesan also sang the song

actress Mridula Murali engagement photos
Mridula and Nithin during her engagement function

We wish the couple a happy married life


10/28/2020

Indulekha Surya TV Serial Cast Cast| Actors and actresses of Surya TV serial Indulekha

Indulekha is a new malayalam television drama on entertainment channel  Surya TV. This new series was launched on October 5, 2020 . Indulekha is aired every  Monday to Friday at 7.30 PM

Serial Promo Showcases the series as  “The female power of survival, “Indulekha” is coming soon on your own Surya TV.” As usual Sun NXT Application will Stream online episodes of the show.

Surya TV Serial Indulekha serial cast
Indulekha serial cast 

Indulekha story line
The story is about a girl, Indulekha who faces the untimely death of her father, loss of their vast wealth and forced out of their huge home, along with her mother and sister, all on her wedding day. Follow Indulekha, on her journey of survival as she rises from the ashes, to regain her family’s lost glory and reclaim what is rightfully hers.

Hero and Heroine
 Malavika Krishnadas and Ameen Madathil doing main lead roles. Renji Panicker is the highlight of the show. This will be his first Mini screen character. He plays the role of  Indulekhs father. Malavika was the second runner up of Mazhavil Manorama acting reality show Nayika Nayakan. Ameen Madathil playing the role of Deva prasad in the show. He become popular through Oridathoru Rajakumari serial.


Indulekha serial -Cast and Crew

Director - Jithesh Karunakaran
Creative head and producer -Jinu Lola
Associate director -Nitheesh Iritty
Music -Sunad Sankar
Lyricist-Ajay Kennel
Background Music -Malakhi
Editing -Anandu SV, Govind Prem
Sound effects -Vignesh Boss
Make up-Renjith Ambadi
Cinematography-  Camera

Indulekha Serial Cast Surya TV

Kanimangalam family
Malavika as Indulekha
Julie as Kanimangalam Karthika, sister of Indulekha
Renji Panikar as Indulekha’s Father
Divya Nair as Kanimangalam Savithri, mother of Indulekha

Kalapurakkal  family

Ameen Madathil as Deva Prasad
Renjith Menon as Shiva Prasad 
Akarsh-as Vishnu Prasad
Uma Devi Nair as Kalapurakkal Gauri, chechiamma
Balu Menon as Chettachan mahadevan Thampi

Manoj Nair as - Thrivikraman unni of Valiya Maliyekkal
Manju Satheesh - Urmila of  valiya maliyakkal

Mohan Krishnan ,Venkitraman - Police

Indulekha serial actress Malavika Krishnadas
Malavila as Indulekha




10/13/2020

50th Kerala State Film Awards 2019-Winners List | Vasanthi best film|Suraj Vejaramood & Kani Kusruthi best actors

Winners list of Kerala State Film Awards for 2019 films |Kerala State Film Awards announced in 2020 |50th Kerala State Film Awards 2019 : Winners of 50th Kerala State Film Awards 2019 was announced on October 13th, 2020 by  Minister of state for cinema AK Balan at a press conference in Trivandrum. The  awards were selected based on a list of 119 Malayalam films selected by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy.  Kerala State Film Award is to honour great artists and movies of the state

Jury : The winners were selected by a jury headed by   noted cinematographer and director Madhu Ambat. Film makers Salim Ahmed and Abrid Shine, cinematographer Vipin Mohan, editor L Bhoominathan, sound engineer S Radhakrishnan, playback singer Lathika, actress Jomol, writer Benyamin and chalachitra academy member secretary C Ajoy were the jury members

Best Film: Vasanthi directed by Rehman brothers (Shinos Rehaman, Sajas Rehamn) won the award for the best film. The cast of Vasanthi includes Swasika,Siju Wilson. Lijo Jose Pallisery walked away with the award for Best Director for his film Jellikettu. Kenchira by Manoj Kana won best second film award. The critically aclaimed film Kumbalangi Nights won best popular film award. 

 Best actor and actress :Actor Suraj Vejaramood bagged the top honour for his roles in Vikrithi, Android Kunjappan. Kani Kusruthi (Biriyani) won the best actress award for her performance in Biriyani movie directed by  Saajin Babu.  Best Character Actor was bagged by  Fahadh Faasil for his performance in Kumbalangi Nights while Swasika won best best character actress ward for Vasanthi. Special Jury Mention for acting is shared by  Nivin Pauly (Moothon), Anna Ben (Helen) and Priyamvadha Krishna (Thottapan)

 Announcement : October 13th, 2018

Winners of Kerala State Film Awards 2020 : Complete list

Best Film – Vasanthi 
Second Best Film – Kenchira
Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value - Kumbalangi Nights
Best Children's Movie – Nani

Best Director - Lijo Jose Pellisery (Jallikattu)
Best Debut Director – Ratheesh Poduval (Andriod Kunjappan)

Best Screenplay original – Rahman Brothers (Vasanthi)
Best adapted screenplay - PS Rafeeque (Thottapan)
Best Story - Shahul Aliyar (Vari - The Sentence)

Winners of 50th Kerala State Film awards 2020
Winners of 50th Kerala State Film awards-best films


Best Actor - Suraj Vejaramood (Vikrithi, Android Kunjappan)
Best Actress – Kani Kusruthi (Biriyani)
Best Character Actor – Fahadh Faasil (Kumbalangi Nights)
Best Character Actress – Swasika (Vasanthi) 
Best Child Artist (Male) – Vasudev Sajeesh Marar (Sullu, Kallanottam)
Best Child Artist (Female) – Catherine Biji (Nani)

Special Jury Mention –  Acting: Nivin Pauly (Moothon), Anna Ben (Helen), Priyamvadha Krishna (Thottapan)
Winners -best actors -kerala state film awards 2020
Best actors/actress :50th Kerala State Film awards 2019-2020


Best Music Director – Sushin Shyam (Kumbalangi Nights) 
Music Director for BGM – Ajmal Hassbulla  (Vrithakrithiyulla Chathuram) 
Best Lyricist: Sujesh Hari (Sathyam Paranja Viswasikkuvo) 
Best Singer (Male) – Najeem Arshad (Kettiyolaan Ente Malakha) 
Best Female Singer – Madhusree Narayanan (kolambi)


Best Cinematography – Prathap V Nair (Kenchira)
Best Editor- Kiran Das (Ishq) 
Best Sound Mixing – Kannan Ganapathy (Jallikattu)
Best Sound Design – Shrisankar Gopinath, Vishnu Govind (Unda, Ishq)
Best sync sound – Harikumar Madhavan Nair (Nani)

Best Choreography - Brinda, Prasanna Sujith (Marakkar)
Best Male Dubbing Artist – Vineeth (Lucifer, Marakkar)
Best Female Dubbing Artist – Shruthi Ramachandran (Kamala)

Best Make up – Ranjith Ambady (Helen)
Best Costume Designer – Ashokan Alapuzha (Kenchira)
Best Art director – Jyothish Sankar (Kumbalangi Nights, Android Kunjappan)

Special jury award : Visual effects -Sidharth Priyadarshan (Marakkar)
Special jury Mention : Music -Music: V Dakshinamoorthy (Shyamaragam)
Winners of Kerala State Film awards 2020
Winners of Kerala State Film awards 2020



Non fiction : 
Best book: Cinema Sandharbhangal cinema salayum keraleeya pothumadhalavum (Dr.P.K . Rajasekharan)
 Best Article: Madamballiyile manorogi, Komali Melkai Nedunna Kalam (Bipin chandran)
Special Jury awards :Cinema Mukhavum mukhammoodiyum(Dr. Rajesh M. R) ; Jellikettinte Charithrapadangal (Dr Sabastian Joseph, Sudha C.)

Najim Arshad -wins best singer award at the 50th Kerala State film awards


Najim Arshad is the  Winner  of  Kerala State Film Awards 2020 for  best singer (male)

Najim Arshad is the winner of the Best Singer (male) award at the 50th Kerala State Film Awards.  He won the award for the song 'Athmavile vanagalil' composed by  William Francis for the movie ‘Kettyloaanu Ente Malakha'.

When Najim heard the news and the congratulatory messages following the anouncement of the award by Cultural Minister A K Balan, his first reaction was   ‘I can’t believe it'. He mentioned in his social media page that 'Thanks to jury members ❤️, Thank you dear Williams for giving such a great song.
Thanks to almighty'. 

‘Kettyloaanu Ente Malakha,’ starring Asif Ali and Veena Nandakumar in the lead, is a drama film that was directed by debutant filmmaker Nissam Basheer. The film was written by Aji Peter Thankam and also had Manohari Joy, Jaffar Idukki, Basil Joseph and more as supporting actors. The film, which explores the story of a shy Malayali rustic villager named Sleevachan and his newlywed wife Rincy, ponders on the topic of marital rape and was critically acclaimed too. The film was released on November 22, 2019.

Najim Arshad  is now established as a playback singer with more than 100 songs and many awards to his credit. Najim's journey as a singer was noted following his success in Asianet's idea star singer.  He was the winner of the most popular reality show Idea Star Singer 2007 on Asianet. Mission 90 Days was his debut film as a playback singer. The song from Lal Jose movie 'Diamond Necklace' Thottu thottu composed by Vidya sager was a big break for him. He has many hit songs to his credit including songs from  recent movies. In the mean time he also made debut in bollywood through his hindi song 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz'. He has been considered for the play singer award in many years. This year he got it.  



Najim Arshad-best singer Kerala State Film awards 2020
Najim Arshad

Congratulations!!
 
Winners of 50th Kerala State film awards 2020 in music category

Best Music Director – Sushin Shyam (Kumbalangi Nights) 
Music Director for BGM – Ajmal Hassbulla  (Vrithakrithiyulla Chathuram) 
Best Lyricist: Sujesh Hari (Sathyam Paranja Viswasikkuvo) 
Best Singer (Male) – Najeem Arshad (Kettiyolaan Ente Malakha) 
Best Female Singer – Madhusree Narayanan (kolambi)


Najim Arshad -Biography
Najim Arshad is the son of Tirumala Shahul (retired as administrative officer from Vigilance Department) and Rehma (music teacher). He has two elder brothers Ajim Shad & Sajim Shad.  He is the native of Valiyavila, Trivandrum district in Kerala. Najim Arshad has completed his a post-graduation in music with first rank, from Sree Swati Tirunal College of Music, Kerala University. Najim  is married to Thazni Thaha is a dentist by profession. Their wedding and  engagement  photos were posted earlier. They were blessed with a baby boy in 2019.

10/09/2020

Halal Love Story Movie digital Release on Amazon Prime on 15th October 2020

Halal Love Story Movie online on Amazon Prime

Halal Love Story is the new malayalamm movie getting ready for digital online release. This movie directed by Zakariya Mohammed will be premiered on 15th October 2020 . His debut movie 'Sudani from Nigeria' was a huge success.

After the successful release of Sufiyum Sujatayum and  CU Soon Amazon Prime announced the direct-to-service world premiere of Malayalam Family Comedy Drama Halal Love Story. Trailer out now:http://amzn.to/HalalLoveStoryTrailer . Amazon Prime Members in India and 200 countries and territories can stream the film starting October 15 on Amazon Prime Video. Another movie recently released was Maniarayile Ashokan on Netflix. 

Amazon Prime also release of nine Indian movies including six South Indian movies in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. Halal Love Story, Maara, Middle Class Melodies and Bheema Sena Nala Maharaja are some of the films that will directly stream on the OTT platform starting from October 15. Earlier, Tamil film Ponmagal Vandhal, was released by  Amazon Prime Video announced the release of which was followed by the release of six South films.

Halal love Story on Amazon prime
Halal Love Story 


Halal Love Story -Cast and Crew 

 Halal Love Story, directed by Zakariya Mohammed, features Indrajith Sukumaran, Parvathy, Joju George and Soubin Shahir in the lead roles alongside Sharaf U Dheen and Grace Antony. The film is bankrolled by Aashiq Abu under the banner OPM Cinemas, Jesna Ashim and Harshad Ali under Papaya Films. 

Halal Love Story narrated the life of  Thoufeek, an unmarried young man from a very orthodox family, is highly passionate about filmmaking. He is an active member and plays a key role in one of Kerala’s popular Islamic Organizations, which has kept his cinema dreams in halt. He’s approached by Raheem and Shereef with the idea of making a film as an initiative of the cultural wing of his organization. They soon approach Siraj, a popular associate director to don the cap of the director.

 Directed by- Zakariya Mohammed

 Produced byAashiq Abu,    Jesna Ashim,    Harshad Ali 
 Screenplay by Zakariya Mohammed,    Muhsin Parari
  Music by Bijibal,    Shahabaz Aman,    Rex Vijayan,    Yakzan-Neha 
 Cinematography -Ajay Menon 
 Edited by Saiju Sreedharan 
 Production company Papaya Films,  OPM Cinemas,    Ourhood Movies 
 Distributed by Amazon Prime Video 
 Release date 15 October 2020
Starring:     Indrajith Sukumaran,    Joju George,    Parvathy Thiruvothu,    Sharaf U Dheen,    Grace Antony,    Soubin Shahir 

10/08/2020

Mr And Mrs on Zee Keralam-Contestants, Judges and Achors | Malayalam Reality Show for Couples

Malayalam GEC Zee Keralam launched a new couple reality show Titled as Mr and Mrs on October 4th 7 PM. This show is telecasted after the successful season of SaReGaMaPa-Keralam. The show titled, Mr & Mrs will have many exciting elements from its presenters, judges, and famous couple pairs. This show is similar to  Made for each other  and  Veruthe Alla Bharya -a popular show on Mazhavil Manorama

 Popular Malayalam TV, anchor Govind Padmasoorya is back with this brand new show. The actor-turned-TV host will be seen as a judge in this show for couples. The show is expected to be a fun roller-coaster ride featuring 8 viral couples who are already extremely popular in the social media circles. Some of whom have over million followers on Social platforms.

Interestingly, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Keralam fame Jeeva Joseph and wife Aparna Thomas will be hosting the show. This is the first time that the most adored couple in social media will be sharing screen space in a television reality show.
Mr And Mrs on Zee Keralam anchors
Mr And Mrs on Zee Keralam


ZEE Keralam promises this show to be an amazing show in a unique setting. Mr and Mrs is a unique show featuring competition between the happy couples. The show has selected 8 couples . They will compete with each other to win the title of the best Mr. & Mrs. Their special skills and hidden talents including their hilarious original content will be showcased through various outdoor and indoor tasks. The show promises to be a fun ride for the audience. 


Anchors 
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Keralam fame Jeeva Joseph and wife Aparna Thomas 

Judges
Govind Padmasoorya

Contestants
Ajith – Dona [Thodupuzha Idukki]
Bibin – Jesna [Perumbavoor, Ernakulam District]
Meeth - Miri [ Kannur District ]
Nikhil – Lena [Varkkala of Trivandrum District]
Nishar – Shejitha [Thrissoor District ]
Renjith – Riji [Kottayam District]
Sanju – Lakshmi [ Adoor, Pathanamthitta District]
Sumith – Hima [ Kodungalloor, ThrissurDistrict ]


Mr And Mrs on Zee Keralam
Mr And Mrs on Zee Keralam-Contestants


#ZeeKeralam #JeevaJoseph #GovindPadmasoorya #AparnaThomas #ZKMrandMrs #MrandMrs 

10/05/2020

Nobel Prize 2020-Winners List

The Nobel Laurates of the year 2020 are given below :

 The Nobel prizes are selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for the Nobel Prize in Physics and Chemistry, Karolinska Institutet for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the Swedish Academy for the Nobel Prize in Literature, and a Committee of five persons to be elected by the Norwegian Parliament (Storting) for the Nobel Peace Prize.A person or organization awarded the Nobel Prize is called Nobel Laureate. The word "laureate" refers to being signified by the laurel wreath. In ancient Greece, laurel wreaths were awarded to victors as a sign of honor.

 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences was given the task to select the Laureates in Economic Sciences starting in 1969.In 1968, the Sveriges Riksbank established the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.



Peace

World Food Programme (WFP)
The Nobel Peace Prize 2020

Prize motivation: "for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict."

Literature 

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020 was awarded to Louise Glück "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal." . Louise is from New York, NY, USA

Medicine 

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 was awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice "for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus."


Charles M. Rice-Affiliation now: Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA
Michael Houghton-Affiliation : University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Harvey J. Alter-Affiliation: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Prize motivation: "for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus."


Physics

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 was divided, one half awarded to Roger Penrose "for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity", the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez "for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy."

Roger Penrose-Affiliation : University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Reinhard Genzel-Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany
Andrea Ghez-Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Chemistry

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 was awarded jointly to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna "for the development of a method for genome editing."

Emmanuelle Charpentier-Affiliation : Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin, Germany
Jennifer A. Doudna-Affiliation : University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA


Anand Narayan-Actor in Malayalam Serials

Anand Narayan is a Malayalam actor working mostly in Malayalam Television serials. He was also an anchor. He is currently playing the role of Anirudh in Kudumba Vilakku serial.

Career
Anand started his career in entertainment industry as a television anchor. But his true passion was in acting.  He got his first chance as an actor in Neelambari serial on Amrutha TV. Unfortunately, channel decided not to telecast it. He debuted as serial actor through  Asiant serial Kaana Kanmani. It was a turning point for him. He has already acted in many serials as hero and villain.  His recent works include the role of Nakulan, hero of  Ennu swanthan Jani Serial on Surya TV, as Vijay Krishnan, a character with negative shades in Flowers TV serial Arundathi , as Neel Mahesh, the male lead in Zee Karalam serial Swathi Nakshathram Chothi and Prakash Babu and as one of the four lead characters of the horror serial Unnimaya on Asianet.  

'Kudumbavilakku' on Asianet is  one of the top-rated serials of Malayalam TV, with as star cast. Actor Anand Narayan replaced Sreejith Vijay in the show.  

Anand Narayanan -actor Malayalam serials
Anand Narayanan



Personal Life /family details
Anand is married to Mini, working in Cosmopolitan hospital in Trivandrum and they are blessed with two kids-a son and a daughter. He has said in an interview that his wife's support helped him to pursue acting.  His family, including his parents and siblings, are also very supportive of his acting career.

10/01/2020

Ammayariyathe Serial Cast|Actors and actresses of Asianet serial Ammayariyathe

Ammayariyathe (also mentioned as Amma ariyathe) is a Malayalam serial on Malayalam Channel Asianet. This series is premiered on Asinet on 22 June 2020 and the episodes are  available on Disney+Hotstar platform

This is a new serial from the team kumkumapoovu, the makers of superhit serial. The story of the serial is a mix of both Kumkumapoovu and Karuthamuthu. Ammayariyathe was introduced by Asha sharath , she played Professor Jayanthi role in Kumkumapoovu. Keerthy Gopinath, Asha Sharath (Guest), Parvathi, Sreethu, Nikhil Nair, Boban Alummoodan, Dileep Shankar, TS Raju plays lead role in this serial  Written by Pradeep Panicker and Directed by Praveen Kadakkavoor. he show is produced by actor Anoop Thomas and Faisal K.

 
Story Line:  'Ammayariyathe' narrated the story of Neeraja and Aleena, the story of a mother and daughter separated by unfortunate circumstancesThe story portrays the life of a daughter (Aleena Peter) who goes in search of her mother Neeraja Mahadevan. 

Hero and Heroine of Ammayariyathe 
 Keerthi Gopinath and Sreethu Krishnan as Neeraja and Aleena. Actress Keerthi Gopinath is know for malayalam television audience for a long time. She is coming back to malayalam mini-screen after a hiatus.   Tamil actress Sreethu Krishnan is known for her show 'Ayudha Ezhuthu'. This is her debut as heroine in a malayalam serial

Ammayariyathe serial cast
Ammayariyathe serial on Asinet 



Ammayariyathe Serial Cast and Crew
Written byPradeep Panicker
Directed byPraveen Kadakkavoor
Producer-Anoop Thomas,Faisal K
Cinematography-Krishna Kodanad
Editor-Selvaraj Kurumbakkara
Music - M. Jayachandran (Music Director)
B.K.Harinarayanan (Lyrics)
Singer -K.S. Chitra (amma padiya ragam -opening theme)
Sujatha Mohan (Manasil oru tharattu)

Actors, actresses and characters of Ammayariyathe serial

Sreethu Krishnan -as Alina (Aleena) Peter
Reena- as Mayor Sulekha
Keerthi Gopinath- as Neeraja Mahadevan
Anand Bharathi- as Vinayachandran
Boban Alummoodan -as Mahadevan
Parvathy- as Aparna Mahdevan
Salmanul Faris- as Akash Vinay
Dileep Shankar- as Peter
Priya Varma / Divya M Nair -as Mrs.Vinayachandran
T.S.Raju- as Mamachan
Nikhil Nair- as Midhun
Arya Sreeram -as Teena
Cherthala Lalitha- as Mamachan's wife
Thrissur Elsy- as Ammachi
Other cast : Thirmala Ramachandran,Jayakrishnan Narayan etc
Asha Sarath -as Herself (episode 1-3)
Meera Vasudevan- as Sumithra in Promo
Gowri Prakash -as Anumol in Promo