LAKSHMI RAMAKRISHNAN

  • Amala Paul and others mourn legendary Balu Mahendra's death February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The film fraternity mourned the death of legendary filmmaker Balu Mahendra, terming the passing away of "creator's creator" as a "massive loss" for the industry. Mr Balu died on Thursday following a heart attack. He was 74. Members of the film industry such as Siddharth, Amala Paul, A R Rahman...
  • Piaa Bajpai to act in Lakshmy Ramakrishnan's next February 5, 2014

    Chennai: Southern actress Piaa Bajpai, known for films such as 'Ko' and 'Bale Pandiya', will feature in actorfilmmaker Lakshmy Ramakrishnan's yetuntitled Tamil directorial which is expected to go on the floors in March. "The male lead is yet to be finalized but Piaa will play the female lead in the film....
  • We stand for Sri Lankan Tamils: Sarath Kumar April 2, 2013

    Chennai After the Tamil film industry observed a day long fast Tuesday to protest alleged "war crimes" against Tamils in Sri Lanka, actor R Sarath Kumar said the entire Tamil film industry stands united for Sri Lankan Tamils. "We as an industry will stand united for our brothers and sisters in...
  • Tamil review: 'Chennaiyil Oru Naal' is a gripping thriller March 30, 2013

    Director: Shaheed Khader Cast: R. Sarathkumar, Radikaa Sarathkumar, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Prasanna Venkatesan, Cheran, Iniya, Parvathi Menon, Jayaprakash and Mithun As a regular Tamil cinema viewer, I found 'Chennaiyil Oru Naal' (CON) not brilliant, but far, far better than the usual, runofthemill commercial Tamil film. It takes guts to even attempt to make...
  • 5 Tamil films which impressed in 2012 December 25, 2012

    Chennai: Sensitive subjects and outofthebox ideas of the 143 Tamil films released in 2012, only a handful of contentrich movies impressed the audience. Of these, IANS lists five notable ones that were unanimously welcomed by critics and fans alike: Aarohanam: Directed by debutant Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, 'Aarohanam' is about freespirited women, who...
  • Rajinikanth at 62, the Rajinimania is still on December 11, 2012

    Chennai From a bus conductor to one of the most admired and worshiped actor in the world, the story of Shivaji Rao Gaikwad, later rechristened Rajinikanth, could very well make a good script for a blockbuster movie. As Rajinikanth turns 62 on Wednesday, members of the film fraternity look back...
  • Indie films: Weaving movies with shoestring budgets November 4, 2012

    Chennai: The next time when you feel you can't possibly make a film with a few lakh rupees, take a look at names like Srinivas Sunderrajan, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan and Hemant Gaba all independent filmmakers who have successfully made movies with shoestring budgets. In times when multicrore budget films shot with...
  • 'Aarohanam': A film you want to fall in love with October 27, 2012

    With Lakshmy Ramakrishnan's 'Aarohanam', you can proudly bid adieu to cliched Tamil cinema and wait patiently for many such films to come and sweep you off your feet. Unarguably, this is one of the best films you will ever see from Lakshmy herself again. This film will make you weep,...
  • I didn't do homework for 'Aarohanam': Viji October 25, 2012

    Tamil actress Viji Chandrasekhar says playing a character with multiple shades in 'Aarohanam' was a onceinalifetime opportunity, adding that she pulled it off without any homework. Viji plays a vegetable vendor affected by bipolar disorder in the familydrama. "Playing Nirmala was like onceinalife time opportunity. The biggest challenge was transforming into...
  • My biggest reward will be audience response: Lakshmy October 18, 2012

    Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, director of Tamil drama 'Aarohanam', which will be released on October 26 after months of delay, feels the film will be an acid test and her biggest reward will be the audience's response. "I've struggled through every stage in the making of this film. The release is equivalent to...
  • Cheran, Prasanna and Prakash teams up for 'CON' October 13, 2012

    Sarathkumar is pinning hopes on 'Chennaiyil Oru Naal', which is being produced by his wife Radhika on behalf of I Pictures. The film is a remake of Malayalam hit 'Traffic'. Speaking to reporters in Chennai Friday night, Sarath said, "The story takes place in just one day. It involves the lives...
  • Filmmakers should organise film festivals: Gautham October 1, 2012

    It is high time filmmakers should take the responsibility of film festivals and encourage aspiring film enthusiasts, says veteran director Gautham Vasudev Menon. "Film festivals in our country are always organised by some private body or NGO, but not by filmmakers. It's high time we as filmmakers take the onus upon...
  • It's tough to find buyers for indie films: Lakshmy September 26, 2012

    Veteran Tamil actress Lakshmy Ramakrishnan has moved to direction with 'Aarohanam', a low budget film about a freespirited woman that was loved by critics but is yet to reach the big screen. That it was made in just Rs 33.5 lakh actually worked against the film, she says. "We completed 'Aarohanam'...
  • Established composers earn as much as hero: K September 14, 2012

    After creating melodies for three successful films, southern composer Krishnakumar, fondly called K, says successful composers can sometimes make as much money as a film hero. He also says the joy of recording music with live artists can never be replaced by digitally generated music. "I feel the career of a...
  • Video: Music composer K on Tamil film 'Mugamoodi' July 20, 2012

    As the audio of first ever Tamil superhero film 'Mugamoodi' hit the stores lets here it from the horses mouth itself. Music composer K on Tamil film 'Mugamoodi' ...
  • For me it was an 'eye opener': Laxmi Ramakrishnan July 19, 2012

    It is commonly said in the film industry that getting a tax waiver for a film is not an easy process, even if filmmakers abide by the set rules. Actorturneddirector Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, who was warned about this when she applied for the waiver for her film 'Aarohanam', is glad...
  • Tamil actress Lakshmi glad with Govt officials July 18, 2012

    Actress Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, who has turned into a filmmaker with 'Aarohanam', has an interesting experience to share with. It's about her encounters with government officials, to get tax exemption to her maiden directorial venture. "Already swelling with praises, 'Aarohanam' was viewed in the same light by the censor board and the...
  • Actor Suriya unveils Jiiva's 'Mugamoodi' June 30, 2012

    The First Look and trailer launch event of Jiiva's 'Mugamoodi' was a grand affair at the Sathyam Cinemas this morning, what with the presence of top celebs. Suriya who was the chief guest at the launch event, unveiled the first look and the trailer. The event also saw the presence...
  • Tamil film 'Aarohanam' to hit theatres on July 27 June 29, 2012

    Lakshmi Ramakrishnan has carved a niche for herself by playing character roles in movies such as 'Pirivom Sandhippom', 'Eeram', 'Nan Mahan Alla', 'Yuddham Sei' and 'Poi Solla Porom' Now she is ready with her maiden directorial venture, titled 'Aarohanam', which will be released on July 27. Says the actressdirector, "Aarohanam is...
  • Team 'Aarohanam' releases song for Mother's Day May 14, 2012

    Actress Lakshmi Ramakrishnan has debuted as director with 'Aarohanam'. The team has released a track on Friday, as a tribute to Mother's Day. The number 'Indha Vaan Veli...', composed by K of 'Yudhdham Sei' fame, has lyrics by Subu. It is crooned by Anand Aravindakshan. Sampath and Jayaprakash play pivotal roles in...