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Mammootty Birthday Special: 10 Popular Movies of the Malayalam Megastar That Were Remade in Bollywood With Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn!

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Mammootty is turning 69 on September 7, 2020, but man! You can just cut off a couple of decades less from his age, for that’s how young he looks. One of the two reigning superstars for nearly three decades, the other being Mohanlal, Mammootty continues to rule the silver screen with his powerful performances and charisma. Even with the advent of younger stars in the competition, including his own son, Dulquer Salmaan, Mammootty’s pedestal stays strong. From 1982 to 2019, Mammootty’s Transformation Through Historical Sagas Proves He Is the Fittest Malayalam Superstar!

A lawyer by education, Mammootty begun his long illustrious career starting off as an extra in the 1971 film Anubhavangal Paalichakal. His first leading role was in the 1980 film Mela. The mid-80s saw his rise as a superstar with films like Athirathram, Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha, New Delhi etc. In career spanning 49 years, Mammootty has won three National Film Awards, seven Kerala State Film Awards, 13 Filmfare Awards, 11 Kerala Film Critics Awards and five Asianet Film Awards, not to mention, Padma Shri.

He has also worked in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. Some of his popular films have also been remade in other languages, including Hindi. Here’s a look at 10 popular films of his that were remade in Bollywood with some big stars.

Yathra

Mammootty in Yathra

Directed by Balu Mahendra, Yathra itself is a remake of his own Telugu film. The movie stars Mammootty and Shobana in the lead, and is about a man who returns to his lover after spending years in jail imprisoned for being mistaken for a Naxalite.

Remade As: Milan

Manisha Koirala and Jackie Shroff in Milan

Mahesh Bhatt’s 1995 romantic thriller starring Jackie Shroff and Manisha Koirala in the lead is loosely inspired by Yathra.

Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal

Mammootty in Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal

This 1986 film, directed by Fazil, has Mammootty a loner who finds himself protecting an orphaned deaf-and-mute kid, from the deadly killer of his mother.

Remade As: Hatya

Govinda in Hatya

Kirti Kumar remade the Malayalam film in Hindi with his brother Govinda in the lead, and Neelam as his love interest. Baby Sujitha who played the kid in the original reprised the role in the remake, and so did Babu Antony as the killer. Unlike the original film, where Mammootty’s character dies in the end, Hatya has a happy ending.

New Delhi

Mammootty in New Delhi

New Delhi is an iconic crime thriller directed by Joshiy. Mammootty plays GK, an investigative journalist, who is falsely imprisoned by a corrupt politician and a businessman. After his release, he slyly takes his revenge on them by beginning a newspaper of his own and using his friends from prison to help him carry out the vendetta. Year Ender 2019: These 10 Movies of Mammootty, Fahadh Faasil, Asif Ali, Parvathy Had Won Our Hearts This Year.

Remade AsNew Delhi

The Poster of New Delhi Hindi remake

Joshiy himself directed the Hindi remake, retaining most of the cast from the original. However it is Jeetendra who steps into Mammootty’s shoes. Unlike the original which was a huge hit at the box office, the remake didn’t work well.

Oru CBI Diary Kurippu

Mammootty in Oru CBI Diary Kurippu

Oru CBI Diary Kurippu flagged off not only the most successful franchise in Mollywood, but is also one of the best suspense thrillers made in Indian cinema. His almost non-violent but brilliant Sethuraman Iyer is one of the most cult characters in Malayalam cinema.

Remade As: Police Public

Poster of Police Public

Not many Mammootty fans know this, but Oru CBI Diary Kurippu had a Bollywood remake, starring the late Raaj Kumar, taking on Mammootty’s role and Naseeruddin Shah doing the character that the late Sukumaran did in the original.

No 20 Madras Mail

Mammootty and Mohanlal in No 20 Madras Mail

This Joshiy film is most remembered by both Mammootty and Mohanlal fans for being the best film starring the powerful duo. Mammootty plays himself who takes to titular train to Madras for a shoot, where a girl gets killed during the journey, while the suspicion falls on Mohanlal’s character and his friends. Mammootty later helps them out, believing their innocence and also aids them in bringing the right culprit to justice. Did You Know Juhi Chawla Almost Romanced Shah Rukh Khan, Mammootty and Mohanlal in a Single Movie? This Picture Is Proof!

Remade As: Teesra Kaun?

Poster of Teesra Kaun?

In Teesra Kaun?, it is Mithun Chakraborty who plays the superstar, while Chunky Pandey takes on Mohanlal’s character. Directed by Partho Ghosh, the movie also stars Jaaved Jaaferi, Somy Ali, Rakesh Bedi, Satish Shah and Amol Palekar. The title song of the film was quite popular.

Parampara

Mammootty in Parampara

Mammootty had a double role in the film, of that of an estranged father and son. The father is a don, and the son is someone who doesn’t want anything to do with his father’s criminal activities, so he stays away from him. However, he had to seek his father’s help when his own son gets kidnapped. Also stars Sumalatha and Suresh Gopi.

Remade As: Phool Aur Kaante

Ajay Devgn in Phool Aur Kaante

Ajay Devgn’s lead debut was loosely inspired by Parampara, especially the plot element of him being the son of a don, played by the late Amrish Puri, and his child being kidnapped. Phool Aur Kaante, a huge hit, is still popular for Devgn’s iconic entry scene.

Mazhayethum Munpe

Mammootty and Shobana in Mazhayethum Munpe

A lovely romantic drama, this Kamal film is a love triangle between a professor, his fiancee and his student who falls for his tough demeanour. Also starring Shobana, Annie and Sreenivasan, Mazhayethum Munpe was a hit at the box office and also is loved for its soundtrack.

Remade As: Zameer

Poster of Zameer

Kamal later remade the film in Bollywood with Ajay Devgn, Mahima Chaudhry and Ameesha Patel. Unlike the original, Zameer has action and thrill elements, keeping its male lead actor’s macho image. Zameer couldn’t bring the audiences to the theatres even with this new treatment and was a disaster at the box office.

Hitler

Mammootty in Hitler

This Siddique-Lal family entertainer was a huge hit at the box office. Mammootty plays the overprotective brother of five pretty sisters, who beats up the young men trying to woo his siblings. It has both comedy and drama, with Mukesh and Jagadeesh handling the comic portions with aplomb, and Mammootty tackling the dramatic and action scenes with ease. Also stars, Shobana, Vani Vishwanath, Saikumar, Innocent, Chippy among others. Mammootty, Parvathy, Nivin Pauly and More – 10 Actors Who Owned Malayalam Cinema in 2019 With Their Marvellous Performances.

Remade As: Krodh

Rambha and Suniel Shetty in Krodh

Ashok Honda directed the Hindi remake four years later with Suniel Shetty in the lead, and Rambha playing his love interest. The movie, which was a flop, also starred Apoorva Agnihotri, Johnny Lever, and Sakshi Shivanand.

Katha Parayumbol

Mammootty in Katha Parayumbol

Inspired by the tale of friendship between Krishna and Sudama, Katha Parayumbol is about a barber, played by Sreenivasan, whose life goes topsy turvy when a film shoot takes place in his hamlet. The news goes around that the film’s superstar actor, played by Mammootty, is his childhood friend, and people began to seek his help to get acquainted with the actor, including his kids, though he is reluctant to do so. Katha Parayumbol was both a critical and commercial success.

Remade As: Billu

Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan in Billu

Priyadarshan, the man known for remaking many Malayalam hits in Bollywood, remade Katha Parayumbol for Red Chillies, with Shah Rukh Khan playing the superstar. While a glossier adaptation with cameos from Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor, Billu couldn’t retain the same charm as the original. Though it was praised for the late Irrfan Khan’s fine performance as Billu Barber and SRK’s speech in the climax.

Pokkiri Raja

Prithviraj Sukumaran and Mammootty in Pokkiri Raja

This Vysakh blockbuster starred Mammootty and Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead, while Shriya Saran was the heroine. Mammootty and Prithviraj played siblings, with Mammootty being a don from Madurai, and Prithvi a hot-blooded youngster. The movie spawned a remake, Madhura Raja, came out in 2019. While Mammootty reprised his role in the original, Prithviraj gave it a miss. Madhura Raja Movie Review: Mammootty in Good Form, but to Raise This Vysakh Film From Mediocrity.

Remade As: Boss

Akshay Kumar in Boss

In the Bollywood remake, directed by Anthony D’Souza, it was Akshay Kumar who played the don, while Shiv Panditt played his brother. Aditi Rao Hydari was the heroine. Sonakshi Sinha had a cameo in the film. Boss was an average grosser at the box office.

We wish the perennially handsome Mammootty Many Many Happy Returns of the Year, and hoping to see more of his blockbusters on the big screen, once the lockdown is over!

 

 

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 07, 2020 10:11 AM IST. For more news and on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Friends Reunion Special Featuring Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry and Other to Premiere on HBO Max on May 27!

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Friends Reunion Special Featuring Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry and Other to Premiere on HBO Max on May 27!

Los Angeles, May 14: Streamer HBO Max has announced that the long-awaited “Friends” reunion special will drop on its platform on May 27.

All six original cast members — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and — are coming back for the special, titled “Friends: The Reunion“. It’s Happening! Friends Reunion Special With Original Cast is in the Works for HBO Max Streaming Service.

The streamer on Thursday released a teaser trailer for the special that showed the core cast walking in a distance with their back towards the camera. An acoustic version of the show’s signature theme plays in the background. “Friends: The Reunion” will debut on the one year anniversary of the launch of HBO Max and exactly one year after it was originally supposed to air, the streamer said in a statement.

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However, the special was delayed multiple times due to the production shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was originally set to film in February 2020 but was only able to begin filming in April this year.

Described as a “real-life unscripted of the beloved show”, the unscripted special will see Aniston, Cox, Kudrow, LeBlanc, Perry and Schwimmer return to the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros Studio lot in Burbank. COVID-19: ‘Friends’ Reunion Special Delayed Amid Coronavirus Pandemic.

It will feature a variety of special guests including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, , James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, and Malala Yousafzai.

Ben Winston directed the special and produced along with “Friends” executive producers Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane.

Friends: The Reunion” comes from Warner Bros Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, Fulwell 73 Productions and Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions.

“Friends” premiered in September 1994 and was a phenomenon during its decade-long run. It later went on to find cult status among new audiences through TV reruns and streamers.

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Robert Zemeckis Birthday Special: From Back to the Future to Forrest Gump, 7 Best Films of the Director Ranked by IMDB (LatestLY Exclusive)

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Robert Zemeckis Birthday Special: From Back to the Future to Forrest Gump, 7 Best Films of the Director Ranked by IMDB (LatestLY Exclusive)

Robert Zemeckis might be the filmmaker who must have have made some of your favourite films. From Forrest Gump to Back to the Future trilogy, the director has made some really good entertainers, though some of his recent movies haven’t hit the bulls’ eye. But you have to give him marks for going for some unique treatment in movies like The Walk, Welcome to Marwen, The Witches, Allied among others. Robert Zemeckis Birthday: 3 Times Bollywood Looked to the Director’s Cult Hit Films for Inspiration.

Some of his films have also been remade in Bollywood, like Raaz took inspiration from What Lies Beneath. Back to the Future turned into Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Action Replayy. And Aamir Khan is starring in the upcoming remake of Forrest Gump!

On the occasion of the director’s birthday, let’s look at seven of his best films ranked from Least to Best, according to their IMDB score.

Back to the Future Part III (1990)

Christopher Lloyd and Michael J Fox in Back to the Future Part III (1990)

IMDB Rating: 7.4

The third part of one of Hollywood’s most beloved trilogies sees Marty McFly go back in the 19th century in the Wild West to bring his old friend, Doc Brown, back to the present. I mean, the future. I mean, the present… Ok, you got the point!

Contact (1997)

Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey in Contact (1997)

IMDB Rating: 7.5

The science fiction film starred Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey in the lead, and was about Foster’s scientist trying to establish contact with alien intelligence. The movie is most remembered for its marvelous editing trick that still baffles the viewers.

Scene from Contact

Who Roger Rabbit (1988)

Bob Hoskins in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

IMDB Rating: 7.7

This still entertaining live-action/animation film stars the late Bob Hoskins and Christopher Lloyd, and features Hoskins’ detective trying to save a toon Rabbit from a murder conviction.

Back to the Future Part II (1989)

Michael J Fox in Back to the Future Part II (1989)

IMDB Rating: 7.8

The second part of Back to the Future trilogy has the most complicated premise in the trilogy, as it features Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) goes in the future to save his descendants, and then has to go back in the past twice to undo the mistakes he committed in his future travel. Michael J Fox Birthday: From Yes Boss to Massu, Did You Know These Popular Movies of Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Suriya Were Inspired by the Hollywood Star’s Films?

Cast Away (2000)

Tom Hanks in Cast Away (2000)

IMDB Rating: 7.8

This survival drama sees Tom Hanks play a Fedex delivery who gets marooned on an uninhabited island, and has to survive on whatever the land has to offer before he can plan an escape. BTW, who thought you would cry over a basketball?

Back to the Future (1985)

Christopher Lloyd and Michael J Fox in Back to the Future (1985)

IMDB Rating: 8.5

Coming to the classic that kick-started an era of geeks fawning over time-travel. Back to the Future has Marty McFly, a teenager who accidentally travels back in time and tries to restart his ’ love story on a better note.

Forrest Gump (1994)

Robin Wright and Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump

IMDB Rating: 8.8

The Oscar-winning classic has Tom Hanks, also winning Academy Award for Best Actor, play a guy with an IQ of 75, who was accidentally present in some of America’s historic moments and kickstarts several others. All while trying to cherish his childhood love.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 14, 2021 09:41 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Cate Blanchett Birthday Special: 5 Pictures to Proof That the Actress Can Rock Any Hairstyle With Utmost Grace

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Cate Blanchett Birthday Special: 5 Pictures to Proof That the Actress Can Rock Any Hairstyle With Utmost Grace

Cate Blanchett is one of the most loved Australian actresses has worked in several blockbuster films. She has managed to woo us all in every genre of film that she has worked on. Whether it was her role in the fantasy series Lord of The Rings & The Hobbit or her phenomenal performance as Hela in Thor: Ragnarok or the silly dilly Rom-Coms that she has been a part of, the versatile actress has made her presence felt in every character. Cate Blanchett Quotes: Celebrate American Actress’ 50th Birthday With Memorable Quotes and Sayings.

Apart from her acting, Cate Blanchett has certainly mastered the trick to look damn gorgeous every time she steps out. She has also groomed herself into a better version of herself with every appearance. Even at this age, Cate has a distinct aura around her and her intimidating persona can be quite alluring at times. Today, Blanchett is more about being feminine and fun and her outings emulate the same emotions. Not just that, the Ocean’s 8 actress has also often experimented with her hairstyle. We never see her with the same hair for a long time. Cate Blanchett on Gender Disparity in Hollywood: Pushing Towards Equality Is Not Just a Fashionable Moment in Time.

Today as the actress celebrated her 52nd birthday, we take a look at some of her best hairstyles to date. Check it out:

The Beachy Waves

The Messy

That Sleek Haircut

The Red Hair Looks Amazing On Her

Bob Cut Suits Cate

Cate Blanchett is very careful when it comes to her appearances. She rarely disappoints and keeps slaying all the time. Here’s raising a toast to her infallible self. Join us in wishing her a very happy birthday.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 14, 2021 09:40 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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