Kollywood

  • Chennai @ 375: Mohan Raman tells the story of Kollywood 1 week ago

    Mohan Raman is a Tamil movie actor and film historian, on the occasion of 375 years to the foundation of Chennai he tells about the journey of Tamil film industry popularly known as Kollywood. ...
  • I'm much confident about 'Policegiri' success: KS Ravikumar July 4, 2013

    'Policegiri,' starring Sanjay Dutt, now in jail of course, releases this week. Director KS Ravikumar joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the film, the challenges in making it and the experience of working with Sanjay Dutt. Q. Will this film enter 100cr club? Asked by: Gama A....
  • South Indian actress arrested for fraud in Delhi May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: South Indian actor Leena Maria Paul was arrested from a farmhouse here for allegedly cheating a bank of Rs 19 crore, police said Tuesday. Paul, 25, was living with her male friend, Balaji, also an accused in the case. He is absconding. A joint operation by Delhi Police and Chennai...
  • If not an actor, I would have been a doctor: Tamannaah April 4, 2013

    From featuring as the fresh face of Indian Idol winner Abhijeet Sawant's album to an established Kollywood actress, Tamannaah has come a long way. And with Sajid Khan's 'Himmatwala', the actress has made her entry into Bollywood. The actress joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on her movie 'Himmatwala'. Q. Have...
  • 'Kochadaiyaan' to be screened at the Cannes festival April 2, 2013

    With the first half of the film being successfully dubbed, and the second half dubbing under progress, and towards completion shortly, Rajinikant's 'Kochadaiyaan' is nearing its most awaited world-wide release. And it seems like they are making it big. Apart from the Indian version, the team has also churned out...
  • Kochadaiyaan: Rajinikanth begins dubbing, finishes first half March 28, 2013

    Chennai: Rajinikanth has started dubbing for his upcoming Tamil period-drama 'Kochadaiyaan' and the work pace of the southern superstar has amazed Oscar-winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty. Directed by Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya, 'Kochadaiyaan' is India's first motion-capture film, made along the lines of 'Tin Tin' and 'Avatar'. The film also features R...
  • Actor Arya's 'Irandam Ulagam' is nearing completion March 28, 2013

    While half the world is concerned about his chemistry with the gorgeous Nayan, Tamil actor Arya seems to be too busy to even think about it. However, the actor is currently shooting in Uzbekistan for Selvaraghavan's 'Irandam Ulagam'. According to sources, the shooting for this film is marching at a...
  • Trisha to endorse her favourite ice cream brand March 28, 2013

    After a refreshing holiday, actor Trisha has returned back to films. Women-centric films being her fortay, the actor's next is 'Rum', ('Rambha Urvashi Menaka'), where she is playing one of the lead characters, sharing the screen space with actors Nikesha Patel, Isha Chawla and Charmee. Meanwhile, she had posted in...
  • Ajith postpones shoot to support Lankan Tamils March 28, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actor Ajith Kumar Wednesday said he has postponed his untitled film's shooting in order to participate in the day-long fast April 2, to be observed by actors from the Tamil film industry against the reported genocide in Sri Lanka. "Ajith Kumar, with mutual consent of the producer, has decided...
  • Trisha is thrilled after doing an underwater shoot March 18, 2013

    Chennai: When southern actress Trisha Krishnan tweeted of a dream come true, she was not referring to the success of her film or the winning of an award, what she spoke of was a swim, with creatures of the sea. "A dream came true. Swam with different species of fish,...
  • 'Arikil Oraal' is Sunil's second Malayalam venture March 16, 2013

    Young director Sunil Ibrahim who got much critical acclaim for his debutante movie 'Chapters' has named his second venture as 'Arikil Oraal'. Also scripted by the director, the movie will have Indrajith, Nivin Pauly, Remya Nambishan, Prathap Pothan and Lena donning the lead roles. The movie will have cinematography by...
  • Anjali Menon is gearing to shoot for her next March 16, 2013

    After the state award winning 'Manjadi Kkuru' and the popular hit 'Ustad Hotel', Anjali Menon will be getting ready to start shooting for her new film soon. This, yet to be titled movie will be the second offering from the director. Anjali revels that this will be a fun film, mainly...
  • Malayalam film 'Kanaa Paadam' to hit screens soon March 16, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Debutant director Ameen Jowhar's 'Kanaa Paadam', is set to soon hit the screens. It is a story of three people from different communities who live together in a place named Pullanji Para, a posh area in Malabar. Kozhikode Narayanan Nair plays a retired politician named Sukumarettan, and the role of...
  • Tamil actor Ganja Karuppu now turns a producer March 16, 2013

    Well known Tamil actor Ganja Karuppu has decided to produce a project that he will act in, titled 'Velmurugan Borewell'. The actor has currently roped in Gopi for directing his film, produced under the banner Tharun Kaanth Film Factory. The full length comedy caper has Mahesh of 'Angadi Theru' fame and...
  • All thumbs up for Tamil film 'Sundattam' March 11, 2013

    A commendable and majestic feat by an out and out new comers gang, the film 'Sundattam' has received positive response from all circles. Though it is enjoyable for its length, the team, however, has decided to remove a few portions from the second half, in order to trim it for...
  • Nandini Reddy busy readying script for her next March 11, 2013

    Chennai: Nandini Reddy, one of the few successful female directors in the Telugu film industry, is busy scripting her next film and says she has not signed any producer for the new project. "I'm still busy scripting my next film. In a month or two, I will officially announce details about...
  • Ajmal's role in 'Karuppampatti' is his portfolio March 11, 2013

    Chennai: Southern actor Ajmal Ameer says the four different looks he sports in the upcoming Tamil romantic drama 'Karuppampatti' will be his portfolio as an actor. "I consider the roles I essay in the film as my portfolio as an actor. I've never done such diverse roles in my career, and...
  • Telugu film 'Premadasu' is Vijay Rajendar's next March 11, 2013

    Actor, producer, director, singer, composer, lyricist, script writer, dialogue writer, and the list would only get longer when we sit to talk about films. Vijay T Rajendar is back with a bang! But this time, he is making it even more special, by venturing straight into Telugu. Buzz is that the...
  • Ajith's next film is with 'Siruthai' actor Siva March 11, 2013

    Lovingly called 'Thala', Ajith is always known as a composed and a modest person. However, news is that his next project with 'Siruthai' actor Siva is expected to kick start in the month of April. Having been doing classy urban roles, Ajith would transform to a rural role in this...
  • 'Vathikuchi' to do promotions through flash mobs March 11, 2013

    Tamil Nadu was quick to pick up the flash mob culture, and we have seen many promotions doing the rounds. But 'Vathikuchi' is gearing up to create records, by launching a, first of its kind, flash mob. However, the hero of this film, Dhileban, plays the role of a share...
  • Tamil classic 'Karnan' is still ruling Kollywood March 11, 2013

    Even after a decade after his death, it is still the 'Nadigar Thilagam' who revives and rules the box office. Late last year, one of his classics 'Karnan' was digitized and released, that saw huge success in the box office. Following that, his 'Vasantha Maaligai' has now been digitized and is...
  • Dhanush's Tamil film 'Mariyaan' is releasing soon March 11, 2013

    Actor Dhanush is busy on various fronts and is busy with two films simultaneously, each from a different part of the country. Meanwhile, the third one, 'Mariyaan' is complete, and is into post production now. The movie is expected to release within the next three months and interestingly Dhanush gave...
  • 'Ajith' is director Yuvan Shanker Raja's next March 10, 2013

    Using one of the latest cameras for an action film 'Ajith' is fast progressing with shoot. "The shoot has almost come to an end and we have used Vice Camera that gives 1000 frames for an action portion recently," says director Mahesh Babu. This 'Vice' camera is best for giving terrific...
  • Malayalam actor Vinay to star in 'Rasputin' March 9, 2013

    After the pivotal role of auto-rickshaw driver Suran in the recently released 'Shutter' which he perfected with his fine skills, Malayalam actor Vinay Fort will soon has a worthier followup. His new big movie will be 'Rasputin' ready to start the shoot this week. Directed by debutante Jinu G...
  • Tamil film 'Jilla' is set for a Diwali release March 9, 2013

    The Vijay Mohanlal starer upcoming 'Jilla' will have its traditional opening pooja on the 11th of March. The news was confirmed by 'Jithan' Ramesh, son of RB Chowdary, by his tweet,"On 11th of march inauguration is gonna happen of Ilayathalapathy Vijay 'Vijay Anna 'movie 'Jilla' under d banner of 'Super...
  • KS Ravikumar to direct hindi remake of 'Saami'? March 9, 2013

    The veteran director KS Ravikumar is currently working in Bollywood for the Hindi remake of 'Saami' with Sunjay Dutt in the lead. He has a long list of successful movies to his own credit, but why 'Saami'? When quizzed, he confirmed, "They had already acquired the copyrights for the film,...
  • Tamil film 'Singam 2' in its last leg of shooting March 9, 2013

    They shot their penultimate schedule in South Africa. Now, they are packing off to Malaysia, to finally complete the shooting for 'Singam 2'. The film has Suriya, Anushka and Hansika in the lead roles, with Santhanam, Vivek, Rahman, Danny Sapani and many others in important roles. The film is directed...
  • Tamil actor Arulnidhi to star in 'Thagaraaru' March 9, 2013

    The title in itself kindles curiosity. When quizzed, "We pondered over a lot of choices for title. But in all cases, either the first half or the second half of the name was already in register. That is when my brother Udhayanidhi came up with this wacky idea for title....
  • NTR greatest actor in India: CNN-IBN Poll survey March 9, 2013

    Chennai: Late Telugu actor and former Chief Minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) has been named the greatest Indian actor of all time, while Sridevi was voted the best actress, in a CNN-IBN Poll survey conducted in celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema. NTR garnered 53 percent of total...
  • Vijay is busy wrapping up Tamil film 'Thalaivaa' April 12, 2013

    Ilayathalapathy is known to keep himself busy all the time and buzz is that the actor is currentlyshooting for the last schedule of 'Thalaivaa'. The sets will wrap up the show by April, to gear up for a grand May/June release. The film has Vijay, Amala Paul and Ragini Nandwani...