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  • Vikram's 'I' hits the bull's eye; collects over Rs 100 crore in its opening weekend worldwide 5 days ago

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar's Tamil magnum opus "I", despite mixed reviews, has managed to set the box office on fire by collecting over Rs.100 crore in its opening weekend worldwide. "The film has done exceptionally good business outside Tamil Nadu as well. In Kerala, it has set new records for a Tamil...
  • A R Rahman offers 'I' tickets to Doctors to show gratitude for treating his mother January 17, 2015

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman offered tickets of his latest Tamil outing 'I' to a group of doctors and their families of Apollo Hospital here as a token of gratitude for treating his mother when she was seriously ill. "Rahman believes it was these doctors who brought his mother back...
  • Oscars 2015 nominations: AR Rahman, Sonu Nigam, Bickram Ghosh out of the race January 16, 2015

    Los Angeles: India will be a no-show at the 87th Academy Awards as none of its probable contenders, including Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, have made it to the final nomination list, which was announced here Thursday. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences revealed the final nominations across all 24...
  • Oscar winner AR Rahman composes music for 'I' January 14, 2015

    Oscar and Grammy award winner AR Rahman teams up with Tamil cinema's visionary director Shankar for his film 'I' which releases in South Indian cinemas on Wednesday. ...
  • Haven't created visual effects for the sake of it, says 'I' director Shankar January 14, 2015

    Tamil cinema's visionary director Shankar's 'I' featuring superstar Vikram released on Wednesday. The film has been shrouded in secrecy for months and the film has Vikram donning multiple looks, including a werewolf-like beast, and a disfigured man. Shankar said, "I don't do visual effects for the sake of visual...
  • Between Takes: Vikram, Shankar, Rahman and Sreeram talk about 'I' January 10, 2015

    Speaking to CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Tamil actor Vikram, Writer Shankar, Music Director AR Rahman and Cinematographer PC Sreeram share their experiences behind the scenes of their upcoming Tamil romantic thriller 'I'. The movie is set to be released on January 14. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 7, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay January 7, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: 12 killed in an attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris January 7, 2015

    Unknown gunmen on Wednesday opened fire and shot down at least 10 journalists and two policemen in Charlie Hebdo's Paris office. The Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly newspaper. ...
  • AR Rahman gives lavish birthday party a miss; instead spends time with family and fans on turning 48 January 7, 2015

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman, who has just turned 48, spent quality time with his family and also visited an ailing fan suffering from cancer in the city. He also participated in a live chat with his fans on Facebook. Rahman turned a year older Tuesday. "He makes it a...
  • Happy birthday AR Rahman: Lata Mangeshkar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Kavita Krishnamurthy hail him for his exceptional work January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: On the 48th birthday of Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman Tuesday, singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Kavita Krishnamurthy have hailed the talent of the 'Mozart of Madras', who has given Hindi cinema some lilting melodies and memorable numbers throughout his career. Here's what they have to say of the musician, who...
  • 2014 was like a workout for me: AR Rahman December 30, 2014

    Mumbai: "The year 2014 was like a workout for me" says Oscar winning composer A.R.Rahman, who has given music for as many as twelve films including some Hollywood projects this year. He has also composed music for Shankar's forthcoming Tamil film 'I'. "I have done almost twelve movies in 2014 and it's...
  • 'I' is going to be a step forward for me as an actor; I get to play four different characters: Vikram December 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Southern superstar Vikram, who promoted his film "I" here, said it's a step forward for him as an actor. The actor who will be seen in different looks in the film said: "Body building took me three years to achieve that body for the film. It took me three to...
  • AR Rahman: I am scripting a film and also co-producing it December 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Oscar-winning music director A.R.Rahman, who has also composed the music of forthcoming release "I", says he is busy scripting a film that he also plans to co-produce. There were reports that celebrated Indian singer-composer is planning to direct a movie soon but he has a different story to tell. "I am...
  • A.R. Rahman in Oscar race again December 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Double Oscar winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman is once again in the race for an Academy Award. Among the 114 scores in contention for a nomination in the Original Score category for the 87th Oscars, the Mozart of Madras stands a chance with three mentions. His work for 'Million...
  • #ThrowbackThursday: How 'Hum Se Hai Muqabala' and AR Rahman's music taught an entire generation to 'take it easy' December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: At a glance, there was nothing remarkable about a thin, tall, bearded young man, who's dressed in a burqa and trying to hit on women in a bus. After getting slapped a bunch of times, he is thrown out of the bus. But only then do we get...
  • 'Kaaviya Thalaivan' review: G Vasanthabalan's film works in parts like AR Rahman's music; it doesn't do full justice to the pre-independence era November 29, 2014

    Film: 'Kaaviya Thalaivan'Cast: Siddharth, Prithviraj, Vedhika Kumar, Anaika Soti, Nassar, Thambi Ramaiah, Ponvannan, SingampuliDirector: G VasanthabalanRating: 3/5 At the end of 'Kaaviya Thalaivan', there's a side in you that wants to laud the effort of auteur G Vasanthabalan, who has always strived to give us good cinema, especially for recreating a...
  • Jhumpa Lahiri, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi in DSC Prize shortlist November 28, 2014

    London: Indian writer critic Shamsur Rahman Faruqi and Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri are among five authors shortlisted for next year's USD 50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. The shortlist for 2015 was announced here late last night. Lahiri's novel "The Lowland", an intimate portrayal of two brothers and political passion...
  • Saudi Arabia beheads 9th Pakistani since mid-October November 27, 2014

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded a Pakistani for heroin smuggling, bringing to nine the number of people from his country executed since mid-October. Mohammed Rahman Mohammed Asghar had been "tried and found guilty of smuggling a large quantity of heroin into the kingdom," the official Saudi Press Agency said....
  • Actress Veena Malik, Pakistani channel Geo TV owner sentenced to 26 years in prison for airing 'blasphemous programme' November 26, 2014

    Islamabad: The owner of Pakistan's biggest media group, Geo TV along with actor Veena Malik and her husband was sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court for allegedly airing a blasphemous programme. Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, owner of Geo and Jang group, was accused of allowing the airing of a...
  • Watch: AR Rahman talks about working with Rajinikanth on 'Lingaa' November 22, 2014

    Be it songs like 'Mona Gasolina' and 'En Mannavaa', the soundtrack of 'Lingaa' is already making news. Catch Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman talk about his music in Rajinikanth's eagerly-awaited film 'Lingaa'. ...
  • Watch: Rajinikanth romance Anushka Shetty in new song 'Mona Gasolina' from the film 'Lingaa' November 17, 2014

    The first song of the much awaited film 'Lingaa' is out! Features Rajinikanth and Anushka Shetty, the song 'Mona Gasolina' had been composed by AR Rahman and sung by Neeti Mohan, Tanvi Shah and Mano. The film has been directed by KS Ravikumar and features Sonakshi Sinha as well. ...
  • Barack Obama grieves death of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig November 17, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama has grieved the gruesome murder of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig by the dreaded IS terrorist group and termed his beheading as an act of pure evil. "ISIL's actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith which Abdul-Rahman adopted as his own," Obama said in...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 29, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...