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Mammotty Goes To College; SPB Goes To Russia

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For the third time in his career, actor Mammotty will go to college and lecture students. Considering that his first two appearances as an educator in the films, Mazhayethum Munpe, Snehamulla Simham, fetched him much acclaim, expectations are high for his latest project with screenwriter Udai Krishna.

Singer SPB, on the other hand, is going to Russia for a performance. Google tells us that he’s only the second Indian to sing at the State Kremlin Hall. The first to do so? The much revered MS Subbulakshmi.

So, a quick look at all this and more in Cinema today!

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Cinematographer Rathnavelu has been roped in for Ram Charan’s next

Mammootty will play a college lecturer in Udai Krishna’s upcoming film

SPB will perform at the State Kremlin Hall in Russia to mark his 50th anniversary in the industry

Releases, Releases

Kodi, Kaashmora, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and Shivaay will release tomorrow

Spotlight

A local court dismissed a private complaint seeking prosecution of Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn alleging his upcoming film Shivaay hurts religious feelings. The petitioner said a song in the film shows scantily dressed girls dancing which hurts the religious feeling of Hindus and sought prosecution of Devgn and Nihalani under sections 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings) of IPC.

Timeout

Nadigar Sangam is taking a strong stand against unqualified film critics who publish their reviews over the internet. Over the past few months, producers have become increasingly disgruntled with the quality of film reviews found online. Several members of the film fraternity have already voiced their displeasure at these critics and have filed many complaints with the Producer’s Council. The latest to join the fray is Nadigar Sangam. Through a press release earlier this week, the Sangam and its President Nasser warned online critics that strict action would be taken if they continue to review films ‘irresponsibly’.

Let them eat cake!

Actresses Pooja Batra and Marla Maples, Actors Sivakumar, Patrick Fugit and Dileep, and Cricketer Irfan Pathan will all turn a year older today!

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