From the legal case of Manju Warrier against the filmmaker Shrikumar Menon to the Anil Radhakrishnan Menon-Bineesh Bastin controversy: here is everything that was news in Mollywood
Mollywood has seen a lot of action this week. Starting since Manju Warrier file a case against ' Odiyan 'filmmaker Shrikumar Menon to the unfortunate incident of Bineesh Bastin being defamed, M-Town has seen some ugly incidents. More than the movies, these fights made Headlines . Along with these incidents, Mollywood also saw some commercials, movie releases and other updates. Here is a summary of the main news of the week.
Manju Warrier -Shrikumar Menon brawl
Last week Manju Warrier had filed a case against 'Odiyan' filmmaker Shrikumar Menon, alleging that she was facing threats. Police have reportedly filed charges against the filmmaker for outraging the modesty of a woman through cyberspace. Following her complaint, the filmmaker penned a note on social media stating how he helped her during difficult times. The whole brawl started when Manju Warrier's foundation withdrew contracts from the director's advertising firm. As per the sources, the police will soon summon the filmmaker for questioning.
The advance of version 5.25 of Android Kunjappan was launched
Protagonist Soubin Shahir in the lead and Suraj Venjaramoodu handling the central role, the preview of 'Android Kunjappan Version 5.25' was presented this week. The video promised an outgoing animator, with a good dose of comedy. Fans were amazed at how Suraj Venajaramoodu looked like in the movie that is scheduled to hit screens on November 8.
Pack up for Manju Warrier starrer 'Kayattam'
Directed by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan , Manju Warrier starrer 'Kayattam' wrapped up this week. Once the shoot was completed, the director penned an emotional note revealing how the film wouldn't have been possible without Manju. The team was shooting in Himalayas in August and 25 members were stranded in the floods, but managed to return safely through adequate help. 'Kayattam' is bankrolled by Manju Warrier, and is currently in post-production stage.
Nazriya Nazim a part of 'Trance'
A new poster of Anwar Rasheed's most awaited directorial 'Trance' was released this week and features Nazriya Nazim in a funky dress, smoking a cigar. His avatar surprised many fans. Although there were unconfirmed reports about Nazriya's presence in the movie, no one would have foreseen this. 'Trance' will be Nazriya’s second post-wedding film.
Anil Radhakrishnan Menon and Bineesh Bastin issue
This Friday netizens woke up to Bineesh Bastin 's video, where the actor is giving an emotional speech. Filmmaker Anil Radhakrishnan and Bineesh Bastin were invited to an event at Government Medical College, Palakkad. Upon reaching the venue, the organizers stopped the actor from entering the stage, as the filmmaker allegedly refused to share the stage with the actor. In spite of the objection from the college authorities, Bineesh walked to the stage, sat on the floor of the stage as a protest. He later broke down in tears and said that he was feeling insulted. The video went viral on the internet and FEFKA demanded a clarification from the National Award winning filmmaker. Anil Radhakrishnan later spoke to the media and said that he was clueless about the whole incident and didn't know Bineesh was attending the event. He added that he never meant to defame the actor and apologized for the incident too.