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'Chess' checkmates 'Rasathantram'
By Paresh C. Palicha, Indo-Asian News Service
Kochi, July 26 (IANS) Some excitement was expected in the
Malayalam film industry after dull business thanks to the
month-long football World Cup. But it seems the
audience will have to wait for the Onam season, which begins in
late August, for new films. Till then they will have to make do
with the old stuff.
The top five Malayalam films are:
1. "Chess" - Once in a while actor Dileep makes an
effort to do something really different. This is one of those
occasions. And the film deservedly holds the top position on
2. "Rasathantram" - This film has completed 100 days - a
rare feat these days. So it jumps to the second spot once more.
Mohanlal and Meera Jasmine are all smiles.
3. "Vadakkumnathan" - Taking advantage of the prolonged
dull period at the box office, this film holds on to its
position. These are lucky days for Mohanlal it seems.
4. "Prajapathi" - Director Ranjith's bad phase continues.
Hopes were high from this film starring Mammootty, but he could
5. "Aswaroodan" - The less said about this film the
better. Director Jayaraj tried to do the routine fare with
Suresh Gopi with dismal results. The film is on the top five
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