The 6th edition of National Film Festival will be organized at Kozhikode.The Kerala State Chalachithra Academy will be organizing the Film Festival in Kozhikode from August 3 to 6.
The film festival will be inaugurated at the Tagore Centenary Hall by Minister for Culture M.A. Baby.
It is expected that 16 films will be screened.
The films will be in three categories:
Firaaq by Nandita Das, Gulabi Talkies by Girish Kasaravalli, Bhoomi Malayalam by T.V. Chandran and Bioscope by K.M. Madhusudhan are expected to be part of the festival.
Kerala Police service going modern again. Computer Aided Police Service (CAPS) will bring all police stations, offices, including that of the state DGP, in Kerala under a computerized network.This will help the public lodge complaints through e-mail and ensure transparency in policing.
This is a very good initiative and should be maintained and monitored to prevent it's misuse.
Under the new system complaints could be lodged through e-mail and the status of the case could be monitored online.
It is expected that the new system would also help the police to face challenges posed by extremist outfits who misuse technology
Rajan P Dev left us leaving behind a huge gap in the Malayalam film industry.
But the intensity of his performance and his inimitable style which catapulted him to top grade will always be there.
His reel life villain roles were so realistic that people actually began to hate him and in real life he was just the opposite.
He was a great actor who gave comedy touch to powerful villain roles. Dev was a familiar villain in Tamil cinema.His first movie was Pavithran-directed 'Suriyan'.Dev has acted in over 100 Tamil films, and his last Tamil film was 'Malayan'.Rajan P Dev acted in about 180 films including in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada besides Malayalam.
He also directed two Malayalam films 'Achammakkuttiyude Achayan' and 'Achante Kochu Molku.'His last Malayalam movies is 'Ee Pattanathil Bhootham'.
Theater was always Rajan p Dev's first love. His character 'Kochu Vava' in the play 'Kaatukuthira' struck a chord with the audience and won him the best theater actor award in 1984 and 1986. But when the drama was made into a movie ,though it was Dev who immortalized 'Kochu Vava', he did not get a chance to play the role. He was hurt at being denied the role and it was an unpardonable mistake from the makers of the movie.
We Malayali's will always remember Rajan P Dev as not a villain but as a powerfull actor who left us in the middle of his career.
Arya and Nayantara coming together in a Malayalam movie.Even though both are Malayalis they never acted together in a Malayalam movie.But both of them have tasted success in Tamil industry.Filmmaker Shyamaprasad is to cast both Nayantara and Arya in the Malayalam movie Electra. Nayantara will appear in the title role of Electra Alexander in the movie Electra.The movie will be produced by Vindhayan under the banner of Rasika entertainments. Electra will be the Malayalam debut of Tamil actor Arya as hero in Malayalam.
Shyamaprasad is currently working on his ongoing project Ritu, a tale of friendship that blooms in the changing social and emotional landscape of a small South Indian town.
Nayanthara is badly in need of a mega hit to reaffirm her no.1 position in the south.
The second phase of software park Infopark in Kochi will come up over 160 acres.The second Phase may be developed under a public-private partnership (PPP) model according to media reports.
The existing park is built over 102 acres of land and currently 9,000 people working in the IT park.
The existing park has 2.5 million square feet area and another two million square feet is under construction.
The two million square feet is being developed by Infopark and co-developers like Larsen and Toubro, Wipro and Tata Consultancy. Infopark Kochi is one among the two major IT park in Kerala.The other big IT park is Technopark Trivandrum(Thirvananthapuram).
The BSNL today launched Interactive Personalized Television and Video services (IPTV) in Kerala.
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is a system where a digital television service is delivered using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure, that is, a broadband connection.
The IPTV, under the brand name 'MyWay' would be available initially to the customers in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi.
The service would be provided in tie-up with the Smart Digivision Pvt Ltd. With its unique two-way capability, IPTV is generations ahead of currently available Cable and DTH services.
Stating that 150 channels would be available initially, the company was working on more unique services like internet on television, personalised stock ticker, email and travel information, which would be available soon to customers.
Roma and Jayasuriya combination is doing wonders these days.After delivering a hit flick Shakespeare, MA Malayalam;Roma and Jayasuriya is coming again with their upcoming flick Utharawayamvaram.
The film will also feature Balachandra Menon, Nedumudi Venu, Lalu Alex, Suraj Venjaramood, and Sukumari.Utharawayamvaram will be directed by Remakanth Sarju.
The story is peened by J Pallasseery.The music is composed by M. Jayachandran.
Let us wait and see how this team will entertain us! Also Read
According to several media reports actress Kavya Madhavan facing serious problems in her personal life.
On 5th February 2009 Kavya Madhavan and got married with Nishal Chandra at Kollur Mookambika temple.It was one of the most famous marriage happened in recent years in Kerala.
She was the dear actress of malayalis and all felt bad when she decided to quit movie industry after her marriage.eAccording to the media presently for the past one month Kavya is staying at her house in Ernakulam . However as per internal sources, she had been advised by her advocate that at least one year separation is required for filing divorce petition.
Even Kavya announced that she would leave acting to settle in her family life. Her last movie was Ee Pattanathil Bhootham. After marriage, she went to Kuwait to stay with her husband
All set to start the new Asianet reality show, Mammootty-The Best Actor Award 2009, from 25 July.The aim of the reality show is to find the most talented actor or actress.
The final winners will then get a chance to act in a movie that will be produced by Mammooty's production house, Play House pictures.
The one-hour show that aims to find out the most talented actor/actress in Kerala will telecast every Saturday at 9 pm.
The reality show will be based on Mammootty's contribution to Malayalam cinema.16 shortlisted contestants will compete against each other to win the title.
This month India will witness a total solar eclipse (TSE). It will be seen in India from 5.35 a.m. to 7.25 a.m. of July 22. It is expected that there will be a total eclipse for the duration of 6 minutes and 47 seconds.This is considered as century's longest Total Solar Eclipse
The total eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1.080 that will be visible from a narrow corridor through northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, the northern tip of Myanmar, central China and the Pacific Ocean, including the Ryukyu Islands, Marshall Islands and Kiribati. Also Read
All India Management Association (AIMA) Management Aptitude Test (MAT) – 2009 will be conducted on September, 6, 2009.
Graduates in any discipline can apply for AIMA-MAT. Final year students of Graduate Courses can also apply.
For more details and accurate information please visit http://www.aima-ind.org.
Either canddates can obtain Form with MAT Bulletin/CD against cash payment of Rs 980/- from listed branches of Bank of Baroda, listed Study Centres of AIMA or from AIMA, New Delhi or obtain crossed Demand Draft (DD) of Rs 1050/- in favour of 'All India Management Association' payable at Delhi from any Bank. Register online at website www.aima-ind.org/matsep09 along with the DD detail.
Another way of doing the registration is by registering online at website link www.aima-ind.org/matsep09 with Credit Card payment.
India's longest railway bridge is coming up in Kochi.The 4.62 km bridge will connect the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam with Edapally.The bridge will be opened in November.According to the media reports the project cost for this mega bridge is estimated to be Rs.295 crore. The work began in May 2007 and is progressing on schedule.There would be no passenger traffic on this railway line, only container traffic to and from the IICT.
The bridge is a major part of the proposed Rs.2,118 crore ICTT, billed as the country's first global hub terminal which is set to alter the development map of the state through huge investment in the coming years.
There are other major developments expected to come up in the same area in the coming years are the Rs.1,600-crore LNG terminal, the port-based Special Economic Zone (Rs.1,510 crore), International Ship Repair complex (Rs.315 crore), SBM (single buoy moorings) for Kochi Refineries Ltd (Rs. 720 crore), Petro chemical complex for Gas Authority of India (Rs.7,000 crore), International bunkering terminal, bulk cargo terminals, cruise ship terminals and an international marina.
According to the media reports , Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is opening a community college in Thiruvananthapuram as part of its programme of educational empowerment of people at the grassroots level.
Community College programme is an alternative system of education serving all segments of the society through open- access admissions.
The community college will be inaugurated at the Lekshmi N. Menon Institute of Empowerment of Women Thiruvananthapuram.
The programme offered a range of courses at affordable cost to students who wanted to complete their graduation but were not academically or economically able to pursue their study in a formal system.
About 15 teachers would be put on roll in each college to conduct the classes
Lekshmi N. Menon Community College will have four programmes under the scheme certificate courses in Computer Basics, Tailoring and Garment Designing, Panchkarma and Nursing and a Diploma programme in Retailing.
The courses would comprise a two year curriculum leading to an associate degree, after which the student could join third year of an undergraduate course or can directly enter an occupation or trade.
Allotment to Professional Degree Courses 2009 (CAP - 2009). FIRST ALLOTMENT WILL BE PUBLISHED ON 17-07-2009
As per the official notifications the activities related to the allotment to Professional Degree Courses for the year 2009-10 commenced on 07.07.2009 (Tuesday) evening. Candidates included under various rank lists can register their options on the Website www.cee.kerala.gov.in/keam till 1 pm on 14.07.2009. Candidates who do not register their options will not be considered for allotment under any circumstances.
The allotment to the Management seats of MBBS course in Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram, Kannur and the Management seats of BDS course in Pariyaram Dental College, Pariyaram, Kannur will be made by the Managements concerned. Those options exercised against the Management seats will not be considered by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.
Mohanlal, a three-time national award winner and the dear star of Malayalam film industry today became Lt Col (Hony) Mohanlal.
The Ashoka Lion and star were pinned on Mohanlal's shoulders by army chief General Deepak Kapoor at a ceremony in Delhi.
According to the officials 'His passion for the army is amply evident from his outstanding and realistic portrayal of the penultimate, fearless and duty bound army officer on the silver screen especially in movies like 'Kirti Chakra' and 'Kurukshetra'.
In October 2008, veteran cricketer Kapil Dev was also granted the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army.
Mohanlal joined the Territorial Army (TA), the part-time citizen's force which functions as a vital adjunct to the regular army. Mohanlal will serve the 122 Infantry Battalion (TA) of Madras Regiment or 'Kannur Terriers.'
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