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  • Bala's new film 'Thaarai Thappattai' is music director Ilayaraja's 1,000th venture December 5, 2014

    The shoot for filmmaker Bala's upcoming film 'Thaarai Thappattai' has begun in Thanjavur. Starring actor Sasikumar and actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, 'Tharai Thappattai' is based on ancient dance form Karakattam. According to sources, there was a slight delay in the scheduled shoot for the film, due to extra attention paid to making sure...
  • India complete hattrick of SAFF Women's Championship titles November 21, 2014

    Islamabad: The Indian national football team won the SAFF Women's Championship for the third straight time, defeating Nepal 6-0 in the final on Friday, triumphing for the first time on Pakistani soil. Striker Bala Devi scored four times to taking her tally to 16 goals - the highest in a single...
  • Manju Bala's Asiad hammer throw bronze upgraded to silver October 3, 2014

    Incheon: Indian athlete Manju Bala's hammer throw bronze won at the Asian Games Sep 28 was on Friday upgraded to silver after China's Zhang Wenxiu was stripped of the gold after failing a pre-competition dope test. A sample taken from Zhang Sep 26 was found to contain banned substances Zeranol and...
  • Asian Games: Manju Bala wins hammer throw bronze September 28, 2014

    Incheon: India's Manju Bala won the bronze medal in the women's hammer throw in the 17th Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on Sunday. Manju threw the hammer to a distance of 60.47 metres in her first attempt to win the bronze. The gold and silver went to China's...
  • Annu, Manju set marks but short of CWG qualification June 7, 2014

    Lucknow: Annu Rani of Uttar Pradesh and Manju Bala of Rajasthan set national records in women's javelin and hammer throws respectively but both fell short of Commonwealth Games qualifying standards on the penultimate day of 54th National Senior Athletics Championships here on Saturday. Annu sent the spear to a new distance...
  • Vidya Balan skips IIFA; Priyanka Chopra to fill in for the special session with Kevin Spacey April 26, 2014

    Tampa Bay: Actress Vidya Balan, who was active in the promotional tours for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards earlier this year, has left many guessing the reason behind her absence from the main event. "Vidya had to cancel her plans at the last moment," said a source...
  • Marathi votebank not any party's monopoly: MNS April 2, 2014

    Targeting the Shiv Sena, MNS candidate from Mumbai South Lok Sabha constituency Bala Nandgaonkar has said that Marathi vote bank was not a monopoly of any party. The MNS MLA, during an interaction with journalists in Mumbai, also expressed confidence that his party would do well on at least five out...
  • Varalaxmi to play Karakattam dancer in Bala's next February 20, 2014

    Chennai: Varalaxmi Sarathkumar will be seen playing the role of a Karakattam dancer in National Award winning filmmaker Bala Pazhanisaamy's yetuntitled upcoming Tamil directorial. The actress will undergo special dance training for her role. Karakattam is an ancient folk dance in which the dancer performs with a pot on the head. "Varalaxmi...
  • Vivekh can be our own Woody Allen: Mani Ratnam December 29, 2013

    Chennai: Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam believes that if Vivekh puts in more effort into his comic talent, he can become Tamil cinema's own Woody Allen. "I think this ability to make people laugh comes with some level of intelligence. Our industry has a host of comedians and I have always felt...
  • Tamannaah Bhatia to star in Bala's next? December 28, 2013

    Tamannaah Bhatia is all set to work with ace director Bala in his upcoming Telugu film. If reports are to be believed, the actress has been paired opposite Vishal in the film. Vishal is known to be experimenting with his looks and roles in films, but it would be interesting to...
  • 'Paradesi' nominated for eight awards at London film fest August 14, 2013

    Chennai: Critically acclaimed Tamil perioddrama 'Paradesi' has been nominated for eight awards, including best film, at the London International Filmmaker Festival (LIFF). LIFF is scheduled to take place between Oct 12 and 18 in Ealing, London. The English title of 'Paradesi', directed by Bala Pazhanisaamy, is 'Vagabond'. 'Paradesi' is nominated for best film,...
  • 'Sonna Puriyadhu' review: This Tamil film is only funny in parts July 27, 2013

    Cast: Shiva, Vasundhara Kashyap, Mano Bala, Vatsala and Meera Krishnan; Director: Krishnan Jayaraj Rating: 2 out of 5 Shiva's films guarantee entertainment, but 'Sonna Puriyadhu', which revolves around Shiva, who is commitment phobic and hates the idea of marriage, fails in the effort of delivering a wholesome entertainer. What it does...
  • Tamil review: 'Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru' is entertaining June 15, 2013

    Cast: Siddharth, Hansika Motwani, Santhanam, Ganesh Venkatraman, Balaji, Vidyullekha Raman, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vishal Krishna, Mano Bala and Bosskey Rating: 2.5 out of 5 It's extremely difficult to make a highly entertaining film sans cliches, and proof to that is 'Theeya Vela Seiyyanum Kumaru' (TVSK). The film manages to be a...
  • 'TVSK', 'Thillu Mullu' tp be released on June 14 May 26, 2013

    The month of June will be special for movie buffs as two of the much awaited films 'Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru' (TVSK) and 'Thillu Mullu 2' will battle at the box office as they release on the June 14. Siddharth starrer TVSK is produced under the banner of UTV and...
  • AR Rahman and Yuvan Shankar Raja to perform together May 10, 2013

    The 'Yuvan' ARR bond has been growing stronger with each passing day of late. And the reason is that YSR has sung for AR Rahman in Bharat Bala's Dhanush project, 'Mariyaan'. And ARR is to attend the music launch of Yuvan's 100th,'Biriyani'. Now the latest is that the two will...
  • Bharatbala states why he chose Parvathi Menon for 'Mariayan' May 4, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil filmmaker Bharatbala chose Parvathi Menon for his upcoming romantic drama 'Mariyaan' because he finds her rooted to the landscape of the film a factor he believes is very important while casting. Parvathi, a Malayalee actress, is known for her work in Tamil films such as 'Chennaiyil Oru Naal' and...
  • Actor Aishwarya Arjun faints on sets of 'Pattathu Yaanai' April 28, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actress Aishwarya Arjun fainted on the sets of upcoming Tamil romanticcomedy 'Pattathu Yaanai' Sunday in Trichy due to extremely hot weather. "We were shooting outdoors in extremely hot conditions of Trichy for the last few days. Since we were shooting nonstop, she couldn't handle the heat and fainted. We...
  • AR Rahman, Dhanush, Yuvan Shankar team up for song April 27, 2013

    Chennai: Music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja crooned a song, composed by Oscarwinner AR Rahman and written by Dhanush, in upcoming Tamil drama 'Mariyaan'. "Amazing song by AR Rahman. It was sung by Yuvan Shankar Raja and lyrics by Dhanush," posted 'Mariyaan' director Bharat Bala on his Twitter page. Yuvan posted on his...
  • Sony gets music rights of Dhanush starrer 'Maariyan' April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The music rights of Dhanush starrer 'Mariyaan', based on a real life story, has been acquired by Sony Music. Directed by Bharat Bala, 'Mariyaan' narrates the story of a site worker, who escapes from treacherous conditions to find freedom. Oscar winning composer AR Rahman has composed music for the...
  • A R Rahman lends his voice for Dhanush's 'Mariyaan' April 8, 2013

    For all the impatient AR Rahman fans, here's some more thangood news. The Mozart of Madras has rendered his voice for a song in the upcoming movie 'Mariyaan'. The track is said to be a happy celebration sort of song, in the country genre, along the lines of 'Elay Keechan'...
  • Ajith Kumar's new Tamil film goes on floors April 6, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actor Ajith Kumar on Friday began shooting for his yet to be titled Tamil film, which was initially scheduled to go on the floors on April 2. The shooting was postponed due to the fast observed here Tuesday in support of Tamils in Sri Lanka. "Ajith and Tamannaah will...
  • Indian migrants in Sudan, the focus of 'Mariyaan' April 2, 2013

    The latest buzz doing the rounds in Kollywood is about filmmaker Bharat Bala's upcoming Tamil thriller 'Mariyaan' which has music by Oscar winner composer AR Rahman. The film, which has Rajinikanth's soninlaw Dhanush as the lead star, revolves around the hardships of the South Indian fishing community in countries such...
  • Southern actress Madhoo to make a comeback in Telugu films March 31, 2013

    Mani Ratnam's 'Roja' heroine Madhu Bala is all set to feature in Telugu films again after a long time. The actress who is noted featured as the leading lady in the film 'Roja' will now be seen as a mother of 'Thuneega Thuneega' fame Sumanth Aswin in the...
  • Watch: The First teaser of Dhanush's 'Mariyaan' March 30, 2013

    The first poster of Dhanush's Tamil thriller 'Mariyaan' was released recently. The film, which has music by AR Rahman, is directed by Bharat Bala. The plot revolves around the plight of Indian migrants held hostage in Sudan. It also stars Parvathi Menon and Salim Kumar. ...
  • 'The shooting of 'Thillu Mullu's remake is over March 30, 2013

    Chennai: The shooting of the remake of superstar Rajinikanthstarrer Tamil comedy 'Thillu Mullu', which itself is a remake of Hindi blockbuster 'Gol Maal', has been completed. The remake is also titled 'Thillu Mullu'. "Thank god and the whole unit we finished 'Thillu Mullu' shooting. Hope we did a justice to the...
  • First Look: Dhanush's Tamil thriller 'Mariyaan' March 29, 2013

    The first poster of Dhanush's Tamil thriller 'Mariyaan' was released recently. The film, which has music by AR Rahman, is directed by Bharat Bala. The plot revolves around the plight of Indian migrants held hostage in Sudan. It also stars Parvathi Menon and Salim Kumar. ...
  • Tamil actor Vikram moved after watching 'Paradesi' March 29, 2013

    Director Bala's 'Paradesi' has moved almost everyone and actor Vikram is no exception to the news. After having watched the film in the big screen, Vikram immediately headed to Bala's office to congratulate him. The two discussed in detail, over each scene nuance in the film. It is believed that...
  • Tamil actor Vikram gets emotional after watching 'Paradesi' March 28, 2013

    Director Bala's 'Paradesi' has moved almost everyone and actor now it has been none other than the superstar himself yes, Tamil actor Vikram saw the film recently and immediately headed to Bala's office to congratulate him. The two discussed in detail, over each scene in the film. The actor holds Bala...
  • 'Paradesi' gathers Rs 4.86 cr in its opening weekend March 20, 2013

    Chennai: Critically acclaimed Tamil period-drama 'Paradesi' raked in Rs 4.86 crore in its opening weekend in Tamil Nadu. "The Rs 40 crore budget film collected approximately Rs 4.86 crore in its opening weekend in Tamil Nadu," trade analyst Trinath told IANS. Directed by Bala Pazhanisaamy, 'Paradesi' is based on the novel 'Red...
  • I'm honoured to recieve National Award: Poornima March 19, 2013

    Chennai: Poornima Ramaswamy headed straight to director Bala Pazhanisaamy's residence after hearing that she had won the National Award for best costume designer for Tamil period-drama 'Paradesi'. "I'm honoured to receive a National Award for my debut film. How many would be blessed with such an honour for their first film?...