Kannan

  • Director Kannan's next not a remake November 1, 2013

    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 on...
  • Tamil film 'Mapillai Vinayagar' to hit the screens soon May 31, 2013

    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 funny...
  • Tamil Nadu stuntmen seek FEFSI's intervention April 24, 2013

    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 participation in...
  • Junior NTR, Samantha team up for 'Ramayya Vastavayya' April 21, 2013

    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 April 21, 2013

    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 April 20, 2013

    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' April 20, 2013

    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 released...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' review: It leaves you wanting more in the end April 19, 2013

    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 an old-fashioned...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' and the unexplored world of witches April 19, 2013

    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 April 19, 2013

    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 magician...
  • Ek Thi Daayan: Indian cinema's tryst with witches April 18, 2013

    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 April 12, 2013

    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 for Women...
  • Tamil review: Twists in 'Settai' fail to engage the audience April 6, 2013

    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 compare...
  • Comparisons could be harmful for remakes: Kannan April 4, 2013

    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 April 4, 2013

    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 co-producer Vishal...
  • Casting was the biggest challenge in 'Settai': R Kannan March 24, 2013

    Chennai What does Tamil director R Kannan find most challenging in remakes? It's casting, he says as he anxiously awaits the release of his upcoming Tamil comedy 'Settai', a remake of Hindi adult comedy 'Delhi Belly'. "This is not the first time when I have faced this situation. Even when...
  • Musician Resul Pookutty received the Aravindan Puraskar March 16, 2013

    Oscar winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty received the Aravindan Puraskar for the film 'ID' Friday. The award ceremony was organised by the Chalachitra Film Society. Tamil director Kamal Kannan was honored with special jury award."Aravindan award is given to the films that are unique and provide a message. Arivandan, in his...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan': Emraan, Huma, Kalki, Konkana in the first poster March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The first official poster of Kannan Iyer's 'Ek Thi Daayan' is out. The ultra cool poster shows Emraan Hashmi with the other three actresses Huma Qureshi, Konkana Sen Sharma and Kalki Koechlin. The film is slated to be released on April 18. ...
  • Music Review: No 'DK Bose' in music of 'Settai' March 4, 2013

    The soundtrack of 'Settai', the Tamil remake of the adult comedy 'Delhi Belly', doesn't have the cuss words and expletives of the original. The songs are catchy, hilarious and, most importantly, short. Each song is less than four minutes, and therefore holds the attention of the listener. The opening track 'Agalardhey...
  • Tamil movie 'Azhagan Azhagi' to star 34 debutants? February 26, 2013

    Chennai: The cast of director Nanda Periyaswamy's 'Azhagan Azhagi' is exceptional, the Tamil romantic-comedy will launch as many as 34 debutants, including the lead pair. Also, the love story is being made with a TV reality show as its backdrop. "Besides the lead cast, which is also played by newcomers, I've roped...
  • 'Rudramadevi' to be shot in Warangal February 15, 2013

    The shooting muhurtha of India's first historical stereoscopic 3D movie 'Rudramadevi' has began in Warangal thousand pillars temple on February 14, 2013. Anushka Shetty will reprise the role of 'Rudramadevi' and Rana Daggubati will play the character of Chalukya Veerabhadra in this film. Gunasekhar has directed and also produced the film...
  • Ekta: Didn't visit Mahakumbh to promote 'Ek Thi Daayan' February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Producer Ekta Kapoor, who took the holy dip at the ongoing Maha Kumbh mela in Allahabad yesterday, says she was there not to promote her upcoming venture 'Ek Thi Daayan' but to seek blessings for the film. The 37-year-old, along with actors Emraan Hashmi and Huma Qureshi, also...
  • 'Settai' First Trailer: Tamil remake of 'Delhi Belly' February 8, 2013

    An upcoming Tamil comedy directed by R Kannan, 'Settai' is a remake of the 2011 Hindi film, 'Delhi Belly'. The Tamil version will star actors Arya, Anjali, Santhanam, Premji Amaren and Hansika Motwani.'Settai' will also be dubbed in Telugu as 'Naughty Boys'. However, the film is ready for a April...
  • Translated real life friendship for 'Settai': R Kannan January 31, 2013

    Chennai: Southern director R Kannan says he translated the real life friendship of his lead actors to make the upcoming comedy 'Settai', a Tamil remake of Bollywood film 'Delhi Belly'. The movie features Arya, Santhanam, Premgi Amaren, Anjali, Hansika Motwani and Nassar in key roles. "Arya, Santhanam and Premgi are good friends...
  • 'Settai' First Look: The Tamil remake of 'Delhi Belly' January 30, 2013

    Directed by filmmaker R Kannan, 'Settai' is the Tamil remake of 'Delhi Belly'. Starring actors Arya, Anjali, Santhanam, Premji Amaren and Hansika Motwani the Tamil film is scheduled for a April release. Also, 'Settai' will be dubbed in Telugu as 'Naughty Boys' and will have it's audio launch on January...
  • Ek Thi Daayan stills: Fresh new pair Huma, Emraan January 23, 2013

    'Ek Thi Daayan' is an upcoming musical thriller directed by Kannan Iyer and produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj under the Balaji Motion Pictures banner. It stars Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Huma Qureshi and Kalki Koechlin. Huma and Emraan are seen in these new stills. ...
  • Are we going to see a Rs 100 cr horror film soon? January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The first look of Kannan Iyer's debut directorial venture Ek Thi Daayan has been revealed and the impressive star-cast of the film is on a hunt for eyeballs. Last year saw Bollywood coming up with hugely successful Raaz 3 and 1920 - Evil Returns while Bhoot Returns failed...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' trailer: Are you ready for the queen? January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The first trailer of 'Ek Thi Daayan' is out. Directed by Kannan Iyer, the film stars Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin and Huma Qureshi in the lead roles. The film is scheduled to be released on April 18, 2013. Have a look at the trailer. ...
  • Tamil remake of 'Delhi Belly' to hit screens soon December 23, 2012

    The Tamil remake of 'Delhi Belly' starring Arya, Santhanam, Premji, Hansika and Anjali is ready with it's audio release on January 30th 2013. 'Settai' is directed by Kannan and produced by UTV while Thaman has given music for it. The film got an exciting response for the release of their first...