Rathi Nirvedam launched

Rathi Nirvedam launched The puja for the remake of the cult film ‘Rathinirvedam’was held on Friday. K.P.A.C. Lalitha, Radhalakshmi and Rajamma (spouses of Bharathan, Padmarajan and producer Haripothen respectively) lighted the lamp with their sons Sidharth, Anantha Pathmanabhan and Asad. Krishnachandran, who played the lead role of Appu in the original, and cameraman Ramachandra Babu were present.

The film is produced by Suresh Kumar and directed by T.K. Rajeev Kumar. Shwetha will don Jayabharathi's role.

Shanta Devi passes away

Shanta Devi passes away Malayalam film actress Kozhikode Shanta Devi (85) passed away in a private hospital in Kozhikode. She is the wife of great singer Kozhikode Abdul Khader. She is stay alived by a son.

Her body kept at the Kozhikode Town Hall for the public to pay homage. Kozhikode District Collector Dr. P.B. Salim placed a wreath on behalf of Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan. Later, the funeral took place this afternoon in Mavoor, Kozhikode.

Marriage with Ramalatha is not legal: Prabhu Deva

Marriage with Ramalatha is not legal: Prabhu Deva Prabhu Deva has come up with a appalling statement saying that his marriage with Ramalatha is not legal as it is not registered. Prabhu Deva is now in discussions with legal experts on this issue.

Meanwhile , Ramalatha is also getting ready with evidences like ration card and her children’s birth certificates to prove Prabhu as her husband.

Kapil Dev in ‘Mazhavillinapurathekku’

Kapil Dev in ‘Mazhavillinapurathekku’Indian cricketer Kapil Dev is getting ready to try his luck in Malayalam movies. His first in Mollywood will be ‘Mazhavillinapurathekku’ to be directed by Kaithapram.

The movie will feature him along with the Pakistan opening batsman Mohd. Hafiz, who will be doing the lead role. Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty is also expected to do a key role in the film. Other cast will include Nedumudi, Mamukkoya, Anoop Chandran, Suraj and Siddiq.

‘Mazhavillinapurathekku’ will have two heroines, debutante Krishna and Archana Kavi. The shoot for the movie is expected to kick off by the 24th of this month at Kannur.

The movie was in news from the day of its announcement, as Pak fast bowler Mohd. Asif was initially approached to do the main role in the film. But later the actor fell prey to certain controversies and director Kaithapram decided to go a for a lead-actor change.

K.R. Vijaya hospitalized

K.R. Vijaya hospitalizedK.R. Vijaya was admitted to the Chennai Apollo Hospital on Tuesday. Her condition is said to be critical and she is currently under observation. She starred in over 400 films in all the South Indian languages.

K.R. Vijaya debuted in cinema in 1963 as heroine. She had worked with almost all the stalwarts of South Indian cinema.