Sunday, November 28

First Look - Kandahar

Movie - Kandahar (Malayalam)
Director - Major Ravi
Producers - Mohanlal, Sunil Nair
Cast - Amitabh Bachchan, Mohanlal, Ganesh Venkatraman, Sumalatha, KPAC Lalitha
Cinematography - Ravi Varman
Editing - Don Max
Art Direction - Rajeevan
Music - Shamir Tandon
Written By - Major Ravi
Release Date - 17th December 2010. 

Kandahar, the movie based on the 1999 hijack of an Indian Airlines aircraft has been in the news ever since the project was announced. The primary reason for the buzz being that the director Major Ravi and the producer and lead actor Mohanlal had convinced one of the country's biggest superstars and a brilliant actor called Amitabh Bachchan to play a small but significant part in the movie. Mohanlal was playing his iconic Major Mahadevan character for the third time after Keerthichakra and Kurukshetra, and for the first time after he was granted the honorary Lieutenant Colonel rank in the territorial army of India. Tamil Superstar Suriya was signed to play Amitabh Bachchan's son as per initial plans, but he backed out later stating date issues and was replaced by model-turned-actor Ganesh Venkatraman, who had already acted with Mohanlal in Kamal Haasan's Unnaipol Oruvan. The movie was shot in a record 28 days in different schedules and locations and is expected to release on 17th December 2010. Kandahar also marks the return of Pranavam Arts International, one of the most prestigious production companies in Malayalam to the Silver Screen. Pranavam Arts, Mohanlal's home production company has produced many brilliant movies which turned out to be milestones in Malayalam Cinema - His Highness Abdullah, Bharatham, Kamaladalam, Kalapani, Harikrishnans, Vanaprastham, et al. After a 10 year hiatus, the production company has been revived by Mohanlal along with his friend Sunil Nair. The cinematography of the film is being done by ace cameraman Ravi Varman who shot to fame with Anniyan and has also done some spectacular work in movies like Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu and Dasavathaaram.  Music is by Shamir Tandon who is a favourite of the National Award winning director Madhur Bhandarkar. The movie also stars yesteryear actress Sumalatha and veteran actress KPAC Lalitha in important roles. The spectacular trailer of the movie has sky rocketed the expectations of everyone who has been waiting for this mega venture eagerly. Get ready for December 17th. :) :)

1 comment:

  1. who has visited the Kandahar Air Base in the film... no one I think... I visited many times last 3 years when I was in DHL supporting US military.