CINEMA

  • 'Kaththi' trailer: Ilayathalapathy Vijay is the saviour of people and Neil Nitin Mukesh is the suave baddie 2 days ago

    Ilayathalapathy Vijay fans may now rejoice. The eagerly-awaited trailer for AR Murugadoss' film 'Kaththi' has just been unveiled.Featuring Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh as the chief bad guy, Vijay plays the role of a saviour of the common people. The film starrs Samantha Ruth Prabhu as the leading lady.The film...
  • Will Mahesh Babu work in Srikant Addala's next? 2 days ago

    Chennai: Superstar Mahesh Babu is likely to team up with director Srikant Addala for an as yet-untitled Telugu film next year. Mahesh and Srikant previously worked together in last year's Telugu blockbuster "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu". And the duo may collaborate again. "Mahesh really liked Srikant's new story. He even expressed his...
  • 'Selfie Pulla': Ilayathalapathy Vijay and Samantha sing, dance, pout and take selfies in this song from 'Kaththi' 3 days ago

    How long have you been waiting for more videos, trailers and other stuff about AR Murugadoss' upcoming film 'Kaththi'? After the kick-ass teaser released a few weeks ago, the makers of 'Kaththi' have teased their fans with a 40-second song promo for 'Selfie Pulla'. Penned by Madhan Karky and music composed...
  • Malayalam film personality MT Vasudevan Nair wins Kerala Government's JC Daniel Award for Cinema 3 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Eminent Malayalam writer and film personality MT Vasudevan Nair was today conferred the Kerala Government's prestigious JC Daniel Award for Cinema. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy presented the award instituted in memory of J C Daniel, who made the first silent movie 'Vigathakumaram' in Kerala. Speaking on the occasion, Nair, who was...
  • Watch: Ilayathalapathy Vijay and Samantha sing and skip in the open brown fields in 'Aathi' song promo from 'Kaththi' 4 days ago

    How long have you been waiting for more videos, trailers and other stuff about AR Murugadoss' upcoming film 'Kaththi'? After the kick-ass teaser released a few weeks ago, the makers of 'Kaththi' have teased their fans with a 40-second song promo for 'Aathi'.Penned by Pa Vijay and music composed by...
  • Kamal Haasan gets injured on the sets of 'Papanasama', assures 'all is well' 4 days ago

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is currently shooting in Kerala for Tamil thriller "Papanasama, said Thursday that he wasn't injured while shooting as being speculated and "all is well" with him. "Before various new ailments are endowed upon me, I hasten to clarify that all is well. It is not true...
  • Actor Vikram sweating out the Hindi dialogues for 'I' October 12, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Vikram, who has been dubbing for his upcoming Tamil film 'I' in Hindi over the last few days, is said to be putting in extra effort to get his lines right. He's apparently spending hours to prepare and dub in Hindi without an accent. "Vikram sir wants to get...
  • Appreciate directors who have an authentic voice, challenge the medium: Brad Pitt October 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: One perk that Brad Pitt definitely enjoys is the ability to pick and choose whom he work with. He is quite clear that a director whom he collaborates with, must have a clear vision and an ability to "challenge the medium". In an interview, he was asked about what...
  • Tamil actors Vishal Krishna Reddy, Arya, Karthi, Jiiva and Jeyam Ravi to work together in a film for a good cause October 10, 2014

    Chennai: Popular Tamil film actors like Vishal Krishna Reddy, Arya, Karthi, Jiiva and Jeyam Ravi will join hands to work in a yet-untitled Tamil film free of cost. The profits earned through the film will be invested in the construction of a new building for South Indian Film Artistes Association...
  • Naseeruddin Shah: I don't depend on the film industry. I don't have any friends in the industry. I don't owe the film industry anything September 29, 2014

    I finished actor Naseeruddin Shah's memoir 'And Then One Day' in a day, reading late into the night, fascinated by the brutal honesty in his recollection of his relationships and the years of struggle before he made it as an actor in Mumbai. I met him in Delhi and he...
  • IS opens outdoor cinema for Mosul residents to show brutal crimes September 24, 2014

    Mosul (Iraq): The Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group has opened an outdoor "cinema" to show videos of their brutal crimes and terrorise residents of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which they have controlled since June. The macabre spectacle began last week amid the groves and thickets along the banks...
  • Deepika Padukone vs TOI, a journalist's point of view: Bravo Deepika, but forcing the moral glove to fit everyone is as wrong as assuming that actors who show skin are 'asking for it' September 23, 2014

    I have worked with online publications for some time now and commissioned countless photo features of film stars spotted both on and off screen in the course of my career as an editor and web producer. I have a personal stake in the ongoing standoff between one of India's largest...
  • Mahesh Babu's Telugu action film 'Aagadu' collects over Rs 18 crore in two days September 21, 2014

    Chennai: Southern superstar Mahesh Babu's much anticipated Telugu actioner "Aagadu" has collected Rs.18.02 crore worldwide in two days of its release and is still counting. Experts say this is "the best opening" he has ever got in his career. Interestingly, the film opened to mixed reviews from the critics, but "Aagadu"...
  • 'Kaththi' teaser: Ilayathalapathy Vijay stares at you from inside a giant cement pipe in AR Murugadoss' latest film September 19, 2014

    There are shadows, there is dust. Tamil actor Vijay moves in those shadows with some remarkable weapons. Then in a 360 degree shot, he stares you down from inside a gigantic cement pipe.The first teaser for AR Murugadoss' latest film 'Kaththi' relies heavily on great background score and the screen...
  • 10 films directed by Shankar that you need to see before 'I' hits the theatres September 18, 2014

    With the filmmaker's magnum opus about to hit the screens, you might want to catch up on Shankar's previous gems. ...
  • Filmmakers contribute to the 16th Mumbai Film Festival September 18, 2014

    Filmmakers contribute to the 16th Mumbai Film Festival to be held from October 14 to October 21. The festival this time is running short of 2.25 crore. "Sustaining this festival is important. It has a very interesting line up with Helen being awarded for her contribution to Indian cinema," said...
  • 'Main Hoon Rajinikanth' a tribute to thalaivar: Adithya Menon September 18, 2014

    Chennai: Southern actor Adithya Menon, who has worked in films such as 'Villua' and 'Eega', says his upcoming Hindi film 'Main Hoon Rajinikanth' is a a 'tribute' to the Tamil superstar and is not intended to portray him in a 'bad light'. Actor Rajinikanth Wednesday petitioned in Madras High Court for...
  • Salman Khan: I love Marathi cinema; would love to do a lead role in a Marathi film September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who played a small part in Riteish Deshmukh's Marathi film "Lai Bhaari", says he would like to do a lead role in a film of the genre. He launched the music of Marathi film "Sanngto Aika...!" Monday and shared his desire to feature in such movies. When...
  • Vikram's beastly look in 'I' crafted by the same Academy Awardwinning studio who designed visual effects for 'Avatar', 'Lord of the Rings' September 17, 2014

    Chennai: A New Zealand based studio known for its stunning visual effects in Hollywood movies has done the make up for the hero in ace director Shankar's upcoming mega budget Tamil film "I." The hero, Vikram, also plays the role of an eyesorish man and makeup for the character was done...
  • Shankar's 'I' teaser dissected: Prepare to get thrilled by Vikram, who features as two beasts and two heroes September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Okay, we might not have looked at Indian beasts and creatures with too much approval in the past, but this is different. Like, totally different. If you (like us) have been thinking that Indian films should leave the supernatural/special effectsheavy stuff to Hollywood, you are wrong. When we heard...
  • Abhishek Bachchan expresses eagerness to work in a Tamil film September 12, 2014

    Chennai: Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan today expressed his eagerness to work in a Tamil film as he recalled his 'old bond' with this city. The 'Guru' star, who is the owner of the Chennai franchise in Indian Super League (ISL), is also looking forward to spend some sporting days here as...
  • Marathi film 'Manoos' turns 75, revives the golden era of director V Shantaram September 10, 2014

    Pune: Exactly 75 years ago on this day, Indian cinema had its watershed moment with release of Marathi movie 'Manoos' (man), that perhaps for the first time made a bold attempt to explore realities of the life of a sex worker. It was legendary producerdirector V Shantaram, who conceived the...
  • Marathi films will enter the 100 crore club in the next three years, says 'Duniyadari' director Sanjay Jadhav September 8, 2014

    Panaji: Noted Marathi filmmaker Sanjay Jadhav said Marathi films will enter the elite '100 crore club' in next two to three years. "Riding high on increasing popularity, it will not take much time to hit Rs 100crore benchmark for Marathi film industry. It will happen within two to three years. Entire...
  • Mammootty celebrates 63rd birthday with 'Munnariyippu' and 'Rajadhi Raja' success September 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Mammootty has many reasons to celebrate his 63rd birthday Sunday. First, it coincides with Thiru Onam. Second, his films are doing a brisk business after a long time. And last but not the least the Malayalam superstar has finally launched his charity project. The threetime National Award winning star...
  • It's misleading to term Hindi films as national cinema and films in other Indian languages as regional cinema, says 'Kaalbela' director Goutam Ghose September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Nationalaward winning filmmaker Goutam Ghose claims that it is misleading to term Hindi films as national cinema and films in other languages of the country as regional cinema. "All language cinema should be called Indian cinema. It is a misnomer to term language films as regional cinema," says the...
  • Telugu actress Shweta Basu arrested as police bust prostitution racket September 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu actress Shweta Basu has been arrested on charges of being involved in a prostitution racket in Hyderabad. She was arrested after a raid of the West Zone Special Task Force. A Hyderabad court sent the actress to a rescue home in Saroornagar. The alleged racketeer has been sent...
  • 'Golden Star', 'Crazy Star' and 'Supreme Star': A definitive guide to the honorary titles of filmstars in southern film industries September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: They wear no cape and they have no super powers. Yet people on the streets recognise them on sight, and add superlatives to their names. The actors, nay, superstars from the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industry are superheroes to their fans. Most Indians have heard of the prefix...
  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao suggests stringent laws be made to check portrayal of women trafficking, and female infanticide in films August 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Thursday asked the state police chief to consider taking action against films and television serials portraying violence against women. The chief minister feels that portrayal of violence and atrocities against women in the movies and television soaps amount to encouraging crime against women and...