SATHYA

  • Sathya Saran's 'Sun Mere Bandhu Re' is not a traditional biography maintaining linearity of the narrative December 18, 2014

    Sachin Dev Burman passed away in 1975 nearly four decades back. He was one of the tallest that the Hindi cinema could ever produce. Interestingly there aren't many books on him or his music - whatever are there are mostly in vernacular including Khagesh Dev Burman's Sachin Kartar Ganer Bhuban...
  • SD Burman wrote 'Yeh dil na hota bechara' after watching 'Bridge on the River Kwai': New book shares rare details from the musician's life September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: During his initial days in Mumbai, composer S D Burman's experiments with music were hitandmiss affairs so he decided to give up his ambition of composing for Hindi films and return to Kolkata when he was persuaded by Ashok Kumar to stay back. Kumar was shooting for 'Mashaal' at...
  • Telugu film 'Avataram' inspired from real life incident February 12, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna says his forthcoming Telugu fantasy thriller 'Avataram' is loosely based on a real incident in Kerala. He says it's about a woman's fight against a devil and the graphics used will the film's high points. "The story is loosely based on an incident in Kerala that I...
  • Siddharth gears up for Sunder C's upcoming film April 23, 2013

    Ace filmmaker Sundar C's upcoming comedy caper 'Theeya Vela Seiyanum Kumaru' is gearing up to be released soon in the month of May. The film stars Siddharth, Hansika, Santhanam and Ganesh Venkatraman in the lead, and the team completed shooting in Japan recently and now the film is inching its completion. The...
  • ''Thaandavam's "Uyirin Uyire" wins the the MTV awards March 22, 2013

    Well there is great news! The video of "Uyirin Uyire ..." from the Tamil action drama 'Thaandavam' won the MTVVMAI awards for the Best Regional Music Video recently. Produced by UTV Motion Pictures, the film has music by composer GV Prakash Kumar, and lyrics by NA Muthukumar The Tamil flick...
  • Puthagam: Watch the trailer of this Tamil film November 20, 2012

    Produced by S Manjula, 'Puthagam' is an upcoming Tamil film. Sathya, brother of actor Arya is playing the lead role. Rakul Preet is the leading lady. The movie is about three youngsters whose lives turn upside down after a crucial incident. ...
  • Tamil cinema's 1st hard rock song in 'Puthagam' September 29, 2012

    Popular film personality Vijay Aadiraj, who has done many TV shows in Tamil TV channels is moving to the silver screen. He will turn director with his debut film 'Puthagam'. The film will have newcomers Sathya and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles and also include more established faces like...
  • Sivappu: Sathya Siva's next venture taking shape August 3, 2012

    Sathya Siva who entered the industry through 'Kazhugu' will be directing 'Sivappu', the movie is all about love, poverty and death as it showcases the lives of construction laborers in Tamil Nadu. The film will have Naveen Chandra of Telugu film 'Andala Rakshasi' fame and Rupa Manjari of 'Naan' fame...
  • Hansraj Saxena comes up with TamilTelugu bilingual July 29, 2012

    Hansraj Saxena is back to form and his Sax Pictures will produce a Tamil Telugu bilingual thriller. The film will be helmed by Sai Gokul Ramnath who has worked with commercial film specialist KV Anand in 'Maatraan' and 'Ayan'. Chandru Kavya Shetty and Parvathy Nair, a Bengaluru model, will play...
  • Mugamoodi: TeluguHindi release on August 31 July 23, 2012

    RB Chowdhary is going to release Jiivastarrer 'Mugamoodi' in Telugu in partnership with NV Prasad and Paras Jain. This super hero movie, first of its kind on the South Indian screen, is a love story that is targeted at family audience and children. It has been produced by...
  • Okkadine: Three songs yet to be filmed July 22, 2012

    Srinivasa Raga of Katha fame is directing Nara Rohith and Nithya Menon in a film titled Okkadine. Producer CV Reddy says that the film has love and familial affection as the leit motif. "Srinivasa Raga is extracting cent per cent from the actors. The film will consolidate...
  • T Siva to direct Prakashraj, Meena July 13, 2012

    Tamil: Popular producer T Siva is a director now. He has wielded the megaphone for a television commercial, featuring Prakash Raj and Meena in lead roles. The one minute advertisement has music by Sathya of Engeyum Eppodhum fame. A song was there and lyrics were penned by Vairamuthu. Cinematography was by...
  • Anjali to act in Sundar C's 'Madha Gaja Raja' July 7, 2012

    A role that many actors including Karthika and Taapsee backed off from, has caught the fancy of Anjali. This is the role of the second heroine for Vishal in 'Madha Gaja Raja' (MGR). It has been confirmed that Anjali has taken up the role. Varalakshmi Sarathkumar plays the other female...
  • Kannada director shoots film in record two hours July 3, 2012

    Bangalore: Kannada director Arvind Kaushik created a record by wrapping up his film 'Nam Areiali Innondhina' in just two hours here. Produced by Anaji Nagaraj, the entire film and the two songs were shot by using two Red cameras and five Canon 5D cameras. The music has been composed Arjun Janya and...
  • Dileep to play Sathya Sai Baba in his next film June 13, 2012

    After the likes of Mammootty and Mohanlal who invited much critical acclaim by being in the role of real life characters like BR Ambedkar and MGR, it is now the turn of Dileep. Yes the actor has been invited by famous Telugu director Kodi Ramakrishna to don the role of...
  • Guru Dutt biography becomes innovative book drama May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Book readings could soon become passe if author Sathya Saran has her way. Hoping to make an instant connect with audiences, the veteran journalist is taking her biography of Bollywood legend Guru Dutt to the masses by enacting the book with a cast of six characters across India. The...
  • Actor Mohan Lal to play Sathya Sai Baba in a film May 26, 2012

    Kodi Rama Krishna has been interested to make a film on Puttaparthi Sathya Sai Baba, who attained moksha in the year 2011. Within a few days after the Baba's passing away, he paid a visit to Prashanthi Nilayam and discussed his intention to make a film on the god man....
  • Kannada Review: 'Parie' should have been better May 16, 2012

    Given a good opportunity from a team of producers the debutant director Sudhir Attavar has not utilized precisely to give a convincing cinema. The essential point of applicability to the present audience and putting the producer in the comfort zone for investment is not taken care. Firstly the film is...
  • Actor Shreejith Vijay for Sathya Sai's role May 12, 2012

    Sreejith Vijay had an eventful opening to his career with his very first film, the remake of 'Rathinirvedham' turning a hit. The movie not only was critically acclaimed but also paved ways for fresher roles to the actor. Sreejith has many projects under his sleeve, the important one being 'Chekkanum...
  • Kannada Review: 'Parie' is a badly narrated film April 29, 2012

    Cast: Rakesh Adiga, Nivedhitha, Harshika Poonachcha, Naga Kiran, Sathya, Sharath Lohithashwa, Mandya Ramesh, Sreenivasa Prabhu and others ScreenplayDirection: Sudhir Attavar Rating: *1/2 Director Sudhir Attavar had said before its release that 'Parie' may start a trend of tasteful commercial entertainers. But seeing the sequences of the film, which boast of extramarital affairs and...
  • Vijay Adiraj to direct Arya's brother Sathya April 27, 2012

    Sathya, younger brother of Arya, donned the greasepaint for the first time for 'Kadhal 2 Kalyanam', a film which is in the making from a longtime now. He has now signed a new project, which will mark the directorial debut of television personality Vijay Adiraj! Titled 'Puthagam', the movie will be...
  • Sathya Sai Trust divided on Baba idol placement? April 24, 2012

    ANANTAPUR: One year after the demise of spiritual guru Satya Sai Baba, who passed away on April 24, 2011, there still seems to be confusion on installing his idol, with members of the Sathya Sai Central Trust (SSCT) allegedly divided on the place where it should be installed.The trust constructed...
  • A tough year after Sathya Sai Baba's death April 24, 2012

    Puttaparthi: Exactly a year after Sathya Sai Baba passed away in Puttaparthi, his trust is struggling to retain its credibility. A tough year for his trust and the small town of Puttaparthi, for the Sathya Sai Central trust the going has been rough, with income tax raids and allegations of...
  • To those we said goodbye in 2011... RIP December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: They entertained, educated and enlivened our lives with their talent and sheer brilliance. As another year draws to a close, it is time to remember their magic and say adieu once again to some of those who left us in 2011. Bhimsen Joshi: In what was described as the...
  • Sai Baba's Yajur Mandir inventory prepared July 20, 2011

    Puttaparthi: Officials have finished preparing the inventory of the wealth at Sathya Sai Baba's Yajur Mandir in Puttaparthi and will submit it to the government. Officials said treasure worth billions seems to be donations from the late spiritual leader's followers. Almost 340 kg of silver, gold worth Rs 5.8 crore and...
  • Puttaparthi: 34 kg gold found at Sai temple July 19, 2011

    Puttaparthi: After Thiruvananthapuram's Padmanabhaswamy temple, valuables worth millions have been found at the late Sathya Sai Baba's Yajur Mandir. Officials preparing an inventory of the late spiritual leader's personal chambers in Puttaparthi have found 340 kg silver, gold worth Rs 5.8 crore and close to Rs 2 crore cash and the...
  • Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi opened to public July 15, 2011

    Puttaparthi: Satya Sai Baba's 'Maha Samadhi' was on Friday opened to devotees for darshan at Prasanthi Nilayam here on the auspicious occasion of 'Guru Purnima'. Thousands of devotees assembled at the Sai Kulwant Hall in Prasanthi Nilayam, where the Samadhi is located, bringing back festive atmosphere in the town. Sai Baba used...
  • Sri Sathya Sai College in financial trouble July 12, 2011

    Jaipur: The Sri Sathya Sai College founded by late Sai Baba has been caught in multiple financial and functional issues. After Baba's death the Trust looking after the college has illegally sacked 15 staffers including 11 lecturers overlooking the state government's orders. The college says it's because of financial difficulties but...
  • Sai Trust submits detailed report to Andhra Govt July 11, 2011

    Puttaparthi: The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust on Monday said it has submitted a comprehensive report on its affairs to the Andhra Pradesh government. "The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust today submitted the report to the government of Andhra Pradesh, as required by them. The extensive submission covers, in addition...
  • FTN: Sathya Sai Trust under scanner: Is spirituality an industry? June 29, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if, spirituality is an industry. ...