Kannan

  • Director Kannan's next not a remake 01-11-2013 03:37 PM

    Chennai: Director R Kannan, who has so far remade 'Jab We Met' and 'Delhi Belly' in Tamil, says his next yet-untitled film will be based on his own script. "I'm not doing any remakes for now. My next film is a neat family entertainer laced with romance. It is based...
  • Tamil film 'Mapillai Vinayagar' to hit the screens soon 31-05-2013 03:37 PM

    The Tamil film 'Mapillai Vinayagar' is a comedy entertainer featuring Santhanam, Lollu Sabha fame Jeeva in leading roles. The movie is directed by Sriram Padmanaban. The music is composed by Abhishek and Lawrence. The storyline of the movie is about a guy and his obessed to get married and the...
  • Tamil Nadu stuntmen seek FEFSI's intervention 24-04-2013 05:24 PM

    Chennai: Members of Tamil Nadu stuntmen's association won't work in any other language films unless Film Employees' Federation of South India (FEFSI) helps them arrive at mutual understanding over ongoing tussle between action artistes from Tamil and Telugu film industries. Tamil stuntmen demand equal distribution of work. "We demand equal...
  • Junior NTR, Samantha team up for 'Ramayya Vastavayya' 21-04-2013 04:30 PM

    The first look of Junior NTR starrer 'Ramayya Vasthvayya' has been released. The film is directed by Harish Shankar and produced by Dil Raju under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations. The film is currently been shot in Hyderabad. The film is expected to be a commercial success as Junior...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' earns Rs 6.24 crore on day 1 21-04-2013 02:58 PM

    New Delhi: Debut director Kannan Iyer's new film 'Ek Thi Daayan' plans to take horror to a new level by bringing back the folklores of daayan (witch) on screen. And, with a big star cast and promising promos, the film has been able to draw audiences to the theatre. The...
  • 5 things that 'Ek Thi Daayan' teaches you about witchcraft 20-04-2013 02:25 PM

    New Delhi: Director Kanna Iyer's 'Ek Thi Daayan' is the latest to join the league of Hindi films that are based on the theme of witchcraft. The film deals with some stereotypes related to the concept of witches and black magic, and it tries to show some ancient anecdotes about...
  • Free Legal Aid Committee demands ban on 'Ek Thi Daayan' 20-04-2013 10:39 AM

    Jamshedpur: Free Legal Aid Committee (FLAC), an NGO engaged in spreading awareness against superstition of 'Daayan' (witch), today demanded ban on Emraan Hashmi starrer 'Ek Thi Daayan'. Prem Chand alias Premji of FLAC, said he had recently written a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee demanding immediate ban on the just...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' review: It leaves you wanting more in the end 19-04-2013 10:36 PM

    Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Huma Qureshi, Kalki Koechlin Director: Kannan Iyer A very different beast from 'Makdee', his charming directorial debut from eleven years ago, 'Ek Thi Daayan', co-written and co-produced by Vishal Bhardwaj, sees the filmmaker revisit the mythology of witches once again. But where 'Makdee' was...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' and the unexplored world of witches 19-04-2013 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: Director Kannan Iyer's 'Ek Thi Daayan' has once again brought back the word 'daayan' into focus. Witchcraft might have become an obsolete word in the urban dictionary but the rural landscapes are going to take many more years to get rid of this term and its implications. Occasionally,...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' Tweet Review: First day, first show 19-04-2013 09:54 AM

    New Delhi: Last 4-5 years have seen the emergence of filmmakers who are ready to bring innovation to the horror genre. The latest to join the list is Kannan Iyer whose ambitious project 'Ek Thi Daayan' is ready to influence the audience's mind. The film revolves around a sought after...
  • Ek Thi Daayan: Indian cinema's tryst with witches 18-04-2013 11:26 AM

    New Delhi: It's not just the serial kisser image that is synonymous to Emraan Hashmi, but the actor has also been the face of horror series in Bollywood recently. After being a part of the 'Raaz' series, Emraan is set to return to the silver screen with yet another horror...
  • Vishal Bhardwaj refuses to screen 'Ek Thi Daayan' before NCW 12-04-2013 10:55 AM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker-composer Vishal Bhardwaj, who refused to screen his forthcoming co-production 'Ek Thi Daayan' before a women's commission, says only the censor board has the authority to assess a film. Directed by Kannan Iyer, 'Ek Thi Daayan' is a supernatural thriller that revolves around a witch. The National Commission...
  • Tamil review: Twists in 'Settai' fail to engage the audience 06-04-2013 01:49 PM

    Director: R Kannan Cast: Arya, Premgi Amaren, Santhanam, Hansika Motwani, Anjali, Nassar, Ali, Neetu Chandra 'Settai', the Tamil remake of Hindi adult comedy 'Delhi Belly' has its moments of laughter to look forward to, but it definitely misses the soul of the original. As much as I tried not to...
  • Comparisons could be harmful for remakes: Kannan 04-04-2013 06:35 PM

    Chennai: If films are watched for entertainment, it is important to enjoy them as they are, even if it's a remake, says Tamil director R Kannan, known for remaking Hindi films 'Jab We Met' and 'Delhi Belly' in Tamil. "I don't understand why two films should be compared even if...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' is not a docu-drama: Ekta Kapoor 04-04-2013 11:49 AM

    Mumbai: Producer Ekta Kapoor says her forthcoming supernatural thriller 'Ek Thi Daayan' is not a docu-drama and that such reports should not be taken seriously. "These are not facts. It's not a docu-drama. It should not be taken seriously," she said at the 'Daayan' book launch here Wednesday. The film's...
  • 'Rudramadevi' to be shot in Warangal 15-02-2013 11:42 AM

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