Kandahar Movie 2010
|Directed by||Major Ravi|
|Produced by||Sunil C. Nair (under Zoe Estebe Moviez) andMohanlal (underPranavam Arts International)|
|Written by||Major Ravi|
|Music by||Shamir Tandon|
|Cinematography||Ravi Varman, Velraj|
|Editing by||Don Max|
|Distributed by||Aashirvad Release|
|Release date(s)||16 December 2010|
|Soundtrack by Shamir Tandon|
|Released||27 November 2010|
|Producer||Sunil C. Nair (under Zoe Estebe Moviez) and Mohanlal (underPranavam Arts International|
- Mohanlal as Major Mahadevan
- Amitabh Bachchan as Lokanathan Sharma
- Ganesh Venkatraman as Suryanathan Sharma
- Parvathy Omanakuttan
- Sumalatha as Wife of Lokanathan Sharma
- Kaveri Jha as Air hostess
- K.P.A.C. Lalitha
- Major Ravi
- Ragini Dwivedi
- Anoop Chandran
- N. L. Balakrishnan
- Pradeep Chandran
- Saaju Attingal
- Kannan Pattambi
- Major Kishore
- Captain Anil
- Haneef Kumaranellur
- Jaffer Idukki
Kandahar is an upcoming Malayalam film directed by Major Ravi and starring Mohanlal, reprising his role from the sequels as Major Mahadevan. Amitabh Bachchan and Ganesh Venkatraman also play roles in the project. The film is expected to be dubbed and released in Tamil and Hindi. The film is said to be based on the hijacking incident of the Indian Airlines Flight 814. The sound design of this movie is done by Baylon Fonseca. This movie is marketed by Shaz Shabeer of Strikers & Crew Films. This movie is produced by Sunil Nair under the banner Zoe Estebe Moviez Pvt. Ltd. and Mohanlal under Pranavam Arts International.
Mohanlal plays the lead role and is serving as the film's producer. Several other artists from Tamil cinema were initially approached to play secondary lead roles as well, including Surya Sivakumar and Arun Vijay, who all cited date conflicts. Later, Ganesh Venkatraman was finalized for a role. Amitabh Bachchan was also approached for a major role in the film, to which he immediately agreed. According to his blog, he did not ask for any compensation for his appearance in the film, eventhough he was offered a whopping 8 Crores. His son in the film is played by Ganesh Venkatraman.Later, models Parvathy Omanakuttan and Ragini Dwivedi were signed up to play supporting roles.
At a press conference, Major Ravi reported that the aeroplane sequences of the film would be shot in Russia. Other locations include Ooty and New Delhi.
The film is scheduled to release on 16 December 2010 in 111 theatres in Kerala alone. 9 theaters in Bengaluru, 5 theaters in Chennai, around 18 theaters in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Hyderabad. Kandahar has collected 6.25 crores revenue from its total cost 6.50 crores before releasing as satellite + overseas + theatre advances + audio + video rights.
Major Mahadevan series
Previous films of the series were successes all over Kerala, playing in Kirtichakra for 125 days and in Kurukshetra 75 days.
Jeeva played a supporting role in Kirtichakra and Siddique in Kurukshetra. This time Ganesh Venkatraman is playing the supporting role.