Shobana

  • 'Rajini mania' in Chennai as 'Kochadaiiyaan' releases today May 23, 2014

    After its release being delayed twice, Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiiyaan' is finally due to hit the theatres today. Excited fans lined up for the first show as a special screening was organised in Chennai at 7.00 this morning. ...
  • Soundarya Rajinikanth makes her directorial debut with 'Kochadaiiyaan' May 23, 2014

    After its release being delayed twice, Southern star Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiiyaan' is released on Friday. It is said to be the country's first film made using motion capture technology and it marks Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya's directorial debut. The film which will see Rajinikanth in both younger and older avatars of a...
  • 'Kochadaiiyaan' Tweet Review: Watch the film for its technical brilliance; it's new to Indian cinema May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajinikanth is back! After three long years, the superstar is back on the silver screen with a period drama called 'Kochadaiiyaan'. The film just like its name is unique as it introduces animated motion capture technology in 3D for the first time in India. The film has been in...
  • Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiiyaan' gets 100 shows across 16 screens in Chennai's Mayajaal May 23, 2014

    Superstar Rajinikanth's magnum opus Kochadaiiyaan's release may have got delayed, but it has failed to dampen the buzz surrounding the film with a leading multiplex planning 100 shows on Friday. Mayajaal, one of the leading multiplexes in Chennai, will have 100 shows across 16 screens on the opening day. "When Rajini's Enthiran...
  • Snapshot: Rajinikanth's fans turn up in huge numbers to watch 'Kochadaiiyaan', organise torch rally to celebrate the film's release May 23, 2014

    Finally, Rajinikanth's fans across the globe will get to see his muchanticipated film 'Kochadaiiyaan', a directorial debut of his daughter Soundarya. While many of Rajinikanth's loyal fans are busy anointing his large cutouts with milk, others have been spotted making a beeline for the film outside cinema halls and yes,...
  • Rajinikanth tweets best wishes to daughter Soundarya as 'Kochadaiiyaan' releases today May 23, 2014

    While his fans are busy visiting temples and anointing his posters with milk before the first show of 'Kochadaiiyaan', Rajinikanth is doing his bit to ensure the film manages to wow his supporters. The superstar took to Twitter to wish his daughter and the team of 'Kochadaiiyaan' good luck. Rajini's...
  • Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiiyaan' and Tiger Shroff's 'Heropanti' battle it out at the box office today May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Newcomer Tiger Shroff's ability to perform daredevil stunts has been the talk of tinsel town for a while, but now he will be in a different battlefield when his debut film "Heropanti" will release alongside mammoth star Rajinikanth's "Kochadaiyyaan" May 23. Director Sabbir Khan's "Heropanti" boasts of some high...
  • Kochadaiiyaan: Madras High Court not to interfere with tax exemption to Rajinikanth's magnum opus May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Madras High Court on Thursday declined to interfere with Tamil Nadu Government's order granting entertainment tax exemption to Rajinikanth's latest film "Kochadaiyaan", releasing on Friday, and asked authorities and exhibitors not to collect the levy from the viewers. A vacation bench comprising Justice MM Sundresh and Justice R...
  • Kochadaiiyaan: Rajinikanth's fans smear his posters with milk, cinema hall owners expect the film to register a record opening May 23, 2014

    Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth's magnum opus "Kochadaiiyaan" release may have got delayed, but it has failed to dampen the buzz surrounding the film with a leading multiplex planning 100 shows on Friday. Mayajaal, one of the leading multiplexes in Chennai, will have 100 shows across 16 screens on the opening day. "When Rajini's...
  • 'Kochadaiiyaan' to hit the screens on Friday, Rajinikanth fever grips Chennai May 22, 2014

    Chennai: The wait is almost over! Come Friday, May 23rd, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's latest offering, 'Kochadaiiyaan' is all set to hit the screens. Directed by the star's younger daughter, Soundarya Ashwin, who makes her debut, 'Kochadaiiyaan' is touted as Rajini's magnum opus. But for fans of the actor,...
  • Rajnikanth launches much anticipated animated film 'Kochadaiiyaan' March 31, 2014

    Four years after the release of his last film 'Robot' in 2010, superstar Rajinikanth is back with the animation film 'Kochadaiiyaan'. On Sunday evening, the actor was spotted the legend promoting his film in Mumbai. ...
  • Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kochadaiiyaan' cleared with U-certificate March 20, 2014

    Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil period-drama 'Kochadaiiyaan' has been passed with a U-certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification. Directed by the southern matinee idol's daughter Soundarya Ashwin, the film, touted to be India's first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated movie, is slated to release April 11 worldwide. "'Kochadaiiyaan' has been censored...
  • Apollo Pharmacy resumes selling Ranbaxy drugs June 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Apollo Pharmacy started selling Ranbaxy drugs at its stores again on Monday after the company recertified its stocks. Apollo Pharmacy had on Friday issued a cautionary advisory against Ranbaxy drugs and had temporarily suspended their sale. Earlier, Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital had also stopped the use of Ranbaxy drugs. "Our...
  • Apollo Pharmacy issues advisory against Ranbaxy drugs June 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Apollo Pharmacy on Friday issued a cautionary advisory against Ranbaxy drugs and temporarily suspended their sale. Earlier, Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital had stopped the use of Ranbaxy drugs. "Our medical committee, which is a very strong committee within Apollo, has reviewed the matter and recommended, as a cautionary measure, we should...
  • AR Rahman in awe of 'Kochadaiyaan' May 15, 2013

    Chennai: Oscarwinning composer A R Rahman, who managed to have a glimpse of one of the songs from superstar Rajinikanthstarrer Tamil perioddrama 'Kochadaiyaan', describes it as "epic". "(I) had a sneak preview of Rajini sir's motion capture results for one of the songs from 'Kochadaiyaan'. (It) looks like animation on...
  • Kochadaiyaan: Rajinikanth begins dubbing, finishes first half March 28, 2013

    Chennai: Rajinikanth has started dubbing for his upcoming Tamil perioddrama 'Kochadaiyaan' and the work pace of the southern superstar has amazed Oscarwinning sound engineer Resul Pookutty. Directed by Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya, 'Kochadaiyaan' is India's first motioncapture film, made along the lines of 'Tin Tin' and 'Avatar'. The film also features R...
  • Kochadaiyaan: Each scene shot with 48 cameras October 26, 2012

    With Superstar Rajinikanth's much awaited 'Kochadaiyaan' in its final stages of completion, some interesting details about the movie are emerging out. Since the film was shot using performance capture technology, 48 cameras were used to shoot each and every scene. "The 48 cameras captured performance of artistes 48 angles," say sources...
  • Shobana to direct her next venture October 15, 2012

    Senior actress Shobana who is currently taking much of her time to her dance assignments will soon return to cinema directing one. The National award winner who had been cherishing this dream has made this public while interacting to media man at the Soorya festival at the capital city. Shobana had...
  • Poda Podi: Climax with a dance performance August 14, 2012

    Simbu is currently juggling between various films including long pending 'Poda Podi'. The film will end with a dance competition 'Kuthu' number featuring STR also known as Simbu, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar and Shobana. "Usually climax scenes have emotional or action scenes but 'Poda Podi' has a climax with a dance performance", says...
  • Video: Tamil movie 'Pani Thuli' press meet August 13, 2012

    Starring Ganesh Venkataraman, Kalpana Pandit and Shobana Shankar 'Pani Thuli' is directed by Natty Kumar and Dr. Jay. ...
  • Rajini's 'Kochadaiyaan' to be released by year end July 3, 2012

    Chennai: The muchanticipated multilingual Rajinikanthstarrer, 'Kochadaiyaan,' will be released this year end, with the producers planning multicity premieres besides unveiling the audio in Tokyo, where the popular star has good fan following. "The music release of the film is planned in Tokyo and multicity premieres of the film are being planned...
  • Chatroom love turns to marriage for actress Shobana November 29, 2007

    Known as one of the most beautiful actresses ever in South Indian movies, Malayali actress Shobana Chandrakumar Pillai will be breaking many hearts if reports about her impending marriage are to be believed. Once asked about her marriage plans, Shobana had replied that she did not want to marry a "Mr...