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  • 'Rahasya' review: Movie's implausible script quickly ditches real events Yesterday

    Director: Manish Gupta Cast: Tisca Chopra, Kay Kay Menon, Ashwini Khalsekar The teenaged daughter of a pair of doctors is found murdered in her room one morning, her throat slit with surgical precision. Not long after, the bloodied corpse of the family servant is discovered in their home too. Evidence seems...
  • Chennai theatre receives a bomb threat against the release of 'Yennai Arindhaal' 3 days ago

    Chennai: Udhayam Cinemas here Tuesday received a bomb threat against the release of Ajith Kumar-starrer Tamil actioner-thriller "Yennai Arindhaal", which is slated for release Feb 5. "We received an anonymous letter last night. It was a bomb threat warning us to not release 'Yennai Arindhaal'. It has been reported to the...
  • 'Bombay Velvet': Ranbir Kapoor looks rugged and lean as boxer Johnny Balraj in the new Anurag Kashyap film 3 days ago

    Produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap, 'Bombay Velvet' is reported to be based on historian Gyan Prakash's book 'Mumbai Fables'. The film, which is set to hit the theatres on May 15, features Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar in lead roles with Kay Kay Menon, Siddharth Basu and...
  • Ram Gopal Varma changed definition of filmmaking: Kay Kay Menon 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Actor Kay Kay Menon, who worked with Ram Gopal Varma in "Sarkar", says the filmmaker gave a new definition to filmmaking with movies like "Satya" and "Rangeela". "With 'Satya', 'Rangeela' and 'Sarkar' he changed the definition of filmmaking," Kay Kay told IANS. "Our industry went into coma after watching these films....
  • Vignesh Shivan: When you're writing a song for Ajith's film, it's meant for millions of his fans January 21, 2015

    Chennai: Director and writer Vignesh Shivan, who penned one of the songs in actor Ajith Kumar-starrer Tamil actioner 'Yennai Arindhaal', says he was very conscious about writing the lyrics. "When you're writing a song for Ajith's film, it's also for millions of his fans. I was aware of this right from...
  • Tisca Chopra: Casting couch is prevalent in the film industry; both men and women suffer from it January 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Actress Tisca Chopra who faced a casting couch-like situation in her career said here Friday that both men and women get 'accosted' in Bollywood and there are ways to avoid it. "It's a question of supply and demand. The supply of actors is far greater than their demand and so...
  • 'Komban' trailer: Karthi is the angry young man, and Lakshmi Menon is the sweet village belle January 15, 2015

    Directed by Muthaiah, 'Komban' has been produced by KE Gnanavel Raja; features Karthi and Lakshmi Menon as the lead pair. It also features Raj Kiran, Kovai Sarala in key roles. ...
  • Riteish Deshmukh, Kay Kay Menon, Juhi Chawla: The villains who outshined the heroes in 2014 December 26, 2014

    In Hindi cinema, a villain makes a hero. He is complete anti-thesis of the lead. Often, the actors who play negative characters outshine the lead actor making their characters memorable. The notion of a typical hero and a villain has changed in Bollywood over the years. Yet, in 2014, there have...
  • '100 days of love': Not in good shape December 12, 2014

    Rumors are there that prominent filmmaker Kamal's son Jenuse Mohammed's debut directorial film '100 days of love' is not in a decent shape to wrap up. Recent reports say that the film has gone over the budget and schedule and the producer is furious about the huge variation. Film has created...
  • No double-meaning comedy in 'Gun Pe Dance': Vijay Raaz December 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Vijay Raaz, who is known for his comic timing, will be next seen in 'Gun Pe Done' and the actor says there is no double-meaning comedy in the film and it is a clean family entertainer. "I said yes to this film the moment I read the script. There is...
  • Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic-drama 'Okay Kanmani' is almost complete December 9, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Mani Ratnam seemed to have shot upcoming Tamil romantic-drama 'Okay Kanmani' at such a breakneck speed that it's almost complete. It is touted to be his quickest project. The film's shooting started in October. The film's cinematographer P.C. Sreeram recently tweeted: "Travelling time to reach our next destination. Mani...
  • Arun Vijay sports chiselled six-pack abs in 'Yennai Arindhaal'; shares his new look on Twitter December 8, 2014

    The eagerly awaited Tamil action-drama 'Yennai Arindhaal' will see actors Ajith Kumar, Arun Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Anushka Shetty working with director Gautam Vasudev Menon. ...
  • Ajith Kumar's 'Yennai Arindhaal' teaser creates new record; crosses the two million views-mark in under 48 hours December 7, 2014

    Chennai: The teaser of the Ajith-starrer 'Yennai Arindhaal' has recorded over two million hits in 48 hours making it the highest for any south Indian film. Actresses Trisha and Anushka Shetty are the heroines in the movie directed by Gautam Vasudev Menon. "The movie produced by AM Rathnam has set new records...
  • 'Baby' trailer: It clearly puts forth the premise and mood of the film December 6, 2014

    Rarely do we get to see trailers in Hindi cinema that raise the bar along with the curiosity for the film. Going by that yardstick alone director Neeraj Pandey's 'Baby' reveals nothing, but says everything about the film that looks slick and intriguing. The trailer begins with a grand aerial...
  • Happy birthday Arun Vijay: Tamil actor posts adorable cake-smeared photo with his kids November 19, 2014

    Look who turned 36 today! Tamil actor Arun Vijay posted an adorable photo of him, all cake-smeared, laughing with his two cute kids. That's quite a family pic, we must say.The actor, who will be seen in the eagerly-awaited flick 'Thala 55', just finished shooting a peppy song for the...
  • Challenges in life? I accept them for new, positive experiences: Swanand Kirkire November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Swanand Kirkire is popular, so adored and immensely respected for writing the best words and his contribution to the showbiz industry. So while majority of his fans laud him for his role as a lyricist and a singer, his effortless transition into a skilled actor is bound to...
  • Need some inspiration? Read Sudha Menon's 'Gifted' November 7, 2014

    Reading a Sudha Menon book is always a delight. All her books with their subjects carefully chosen and weaved with extreme intricacy radiate warmth. 'Gifted' is a book that brings in light on some of the most inspiring stories of people with disabilities that I have read in recent times....
  • Panel Discussion: Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography launch November 5, 2014

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts takes a look back at Sachin Tendulkar's career on the day his autobiography is set to be launched. ...
  • 'Yennai Arindhaal' new poster: This time, Ajith wears a hoodie, flashes a small knife November 1, 2014

    After motorcycles and cool watches, this time, actor Ajit is flashing a small knife and wearing a hoodie. Who's he hiding from? Is he hunting down somebody? We can't wait to find out! Initially titled as 'Thala 55', 'Yennai Arindhaal' is Ajith's first film with director Gautham Menon. ...
  • 'Yennai Arindhaal' first look: Ajith sports a handlebar moustache; rides a motorcycle October 30, 2014

    Ajith fans and Tamil cinema lovers will agree that Ajith oozes the quintessential swag. In the first look of the eagerly-anticipated film, he scowls at an unknown figure, sporting sunglasses and a handlebar moustache. He's also posing with a slick Royal Enfield motorcycle. Initially titled as 'Thala 55', the 'Yennai...
  • Sunanda Pushkar's son wants speedy end to inquiry into her death October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Sunanda Pushkar's son Shiv Pushkar Menon on Saturday asked the Delhi Police to conclude the inquiry into his mother's death expeditiously and impartially and expressed dismay at people "conjecturing" on the cause of her death. In a statement, Shiv, currently in Dubai, termed the recent speculation in the...
  • 'Haider' performs well, its collections are expected to grow: Industry experts October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: It's a small film made with a lot of heart. Vishal Bhardwaj's "Haider", his twist on William Shakespeare's tragic play "Hamlet", is climbing up the Bollywood box office ladder thanks to a positive word of mouth, say experts. It has earned a cumulative of Rs.13.07 crore within two...
  • 'Haider' review: Solid, well-acted movie that deserves your time October 2, 2014

    Director: Vishal Bhardwaj Cast: Tabu, Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Kay Kay Menon There's a sweeping, operatic quality to Haider, director Vishal Bhardwaj's robust staging of Hamlet against the troubled landscape of Kashmir at the peak of militancy in the mid-nineties. The ongoing insurgency, which has pitted militants and separatists...
  • '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...
  • I was apprehensive about playing Shahid Kapoor's mother in 'Haider'; Vishal Bhardwaj had a tough time convincing me: Tabu September 4, 2014

    The relationship between Shakespeare's tragic hero Hamlet and his mother Gertrude has always been a reason for discourse and debate among literature students and filmmakers. The haunted son, the seemingly apathetic mother, the struggle for power, have all been adapted on stage, in fiction and in films, over time. Next month,...
  • 'Bombay Velvet' release date shifted to May 2015; Kay Kay Menon says Anurag Kashyap won't release till he is satisfied September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Kay Kay Menon supports Anurag Kashyap's decision to release 'Bombay Velvet' next year and says that the director shows his work only when he is a hundred percent satisfied. 'Bombay Velvet' was initially slated to come out Nov 28, but now it will hit the screens in May 2015....