South Cinema

  • Dhanush's Tamil drama 'Kaaka Muttai' to have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Yesterday

    Chennai: Actor Dhanush-produced Tamil drama "Kaaka Muttai", which predominantly features newcomers, will have its world premiere at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a festival representative said. TIFF will take place between Sep 4 and 14. "Dhanush's 'Kaaka Muttai' will have its world premiere at TIFF this year. Dhanush and the...
  • Ice bucket challenge comes to India: Hansika Motwani becomes one of the first Indian celebrities to take on the challenge; nominates 'all her fans' Yesterday

    One of the first film actors to take the ALS ice bucket challenge, the 23-year-old actress dumped a bucket of ice water on herself last night and uploaded a video on her official Twitter page."Thank you to everyone for challenging me to do the #icebucketchallenge to raise awareness for ALS....
  • Sridevi not part of 'Drishyam' Tamil remake: Director Jeetu Joseph July 29, 2014

    Chennai: Refuting rumours that Sridevi will be seen essaying an important role in yet-untitled Tamil remake of 'Drishyam', its director Jeetu Joseph says that the Bollywood actress is "not part of the project". "We haven't finalised the casting yet and Sridevi is not part of the project. As soon as we...
  • Shah Rukh Khan delighted at southern honour July 6, 2014

    Chennai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was honoured with an Entertainer of Indian Cinema award here at the 8th Annual Vijay Awards, was happy to meet some of the talented people from the southern film industry. He was handed over the award at the ceremony Saturday, which was also attended...
  • Dhanush cuts down on films to deliver his best; to do one film each in Hindi, Tamil June 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Southern actor Dhanush, who made an impressive debut in Bollywood with 'Raanjhanaa' last year, now plans to do only one film each in Tamil and Hindi every year. He feels too much work means not doing justice to any of his films. "I want to deliver the best. I want to...
  • Noted Tamil filmmaker Ramanarayanan passes away June 23, 2014

    Singapore: Popular Tamil filmmaker Ramanarayanan died in a private hospital here Sunday, a family source said."He was undergoing treatment in Singapore for kidney-related issues. He passed away after he failed to respond to the treatment. His body will be brought to Chennai Tuesday," the family source told IANS.Ramanarayanan, who started...
  • 'Kaththi': First motion poster unveiled on superstar Vijay's birthday June 22, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Vijay, who will turn 40 Sunday, will receive the first look motion poster of his upcoming film 'Kaththi' as his birthday gift. The makers plan to release it at midnight on Saturday. "The film's first look motion poster will be released at midnight on the occasion of Vijay...
  • Shooting begins for Telugu remake of 'OMG: Oh My God!' June 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The yet-untitled Telugu remake of Hindi blockbuster 'OMG: Oh My God!' went on floors here Monday. The film's lead actors Daggubati Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan and Shriya Saran participated in the launch. "The film was officially launched today. A few scenes are also expected to be shot today featuring the lead...
  • Aagadu: Trailer for Mahesh Babu's latest movie released on his father's birthday May 31, 2014

    Chennai: The makers of Telugu actioner "Aagadu" have released the film's first teaser Saturday on the birthday of superstar Mahesh Babu's father Krishna. This is the second time in a row that Mahesh's film's teaser has been unveiled on this occasion. Krishna is celebrating his 71st birthday. Last year, the first teaser...
  • Pop musician Baba Sehgal to play villain in Telugu film 'Overdose' May 25, 2014

    Chennai: Popular singer Baba Sehgal, who recently made his acting debut in the Telugu period drama 'Rudhramadevi', is all set to play the antagonist in the upcoming thriller "Overdose" in the same language. "I felt Baba would be perfect for the menacing role. We have already started shooting with him and...
  • Setback again for Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party; brother Pavan proved hero May 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: The younger brother proved a hero and his more popular elder brother turned a zero in the simultaneous polls to Andhra Pradesh assembly and Lok Sabha. If 2009 elections saw actor-turned-politician K. Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) proving a big flop, this time the Congress party under his leadership failed...
  • Nayantara as Vidya Bagchi in the south Indian remakes of 'Kahaani' fails to impress critics May 3, 2014

    The Tamil and Telugu versions of the critically-acclaimed Bollywood film 'Kahaani' released in the theatres on Friday. While the Tamil remake is called 'Nee Enge En Anbe', which roughly translates to 'where are you my love'; the Telugu version is called 'Anamika' or 'nameless'. According to reports, the film was not...
  • Sumanth Ashwin in Sukumar's maiden film production March 15, 2014

    Chennai: Director Sukumar has roped in actor Sumanth Ashwin to play the lead in his maiden yet-untitled Telugu production venture, which will be directed by one of his associates, Vema Reddy. Sukumar launched Mahi Entertainments few months back to make films with his associates. "Sumanth is playing the lead. It was Sukumar...
  • Neil Nitin Mukesh to make his Tamil debut as a villain in a new film March 15, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker AR Murugadoss Saturday confirmed that Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh will make his Tamil debut with upcoming yet-untitled film featuring superstar Vijay. "Yes, Neil is playing villain in our new film," posted Murugadoss on his Twitter page. Vijay and Murugadoss have teamed up for the second time after the success...
  • Kochadaiiyaan: Soundarya will make Rajinikanth proud, says lyricist March 11, 2014

    Chennai: Lyricist Vairamuthu, who has worked on forthcoming Tamil period-drama 'Kochadaiiyaan' with superstar Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya, is confident that she will make her father proud with the movie. Soundarya has directed her father in 'Kochadaiiyaan', which is said to be India's first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated film. "I think she is...
  • 'Kochadaiiyaan' to be a game-changer for Indian films: Soundarya March 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Rajnikanth's daughter Soundarya hopes her directorial debut vehicle 'Kochadaiiyaan' to be a game-changer for Indian cinema at the international level. The veteran actor's most talked about film, set to be released in six languages, is being touted as the country's first to be made using motion capture technology....
  • Simbu, Trisha to team up again for a Tamil film March 6, 2014

    Chennai: After the success of Tamil romantic-drama 'Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya', actors Silambarasan aka Simbu and Trisha Krishnan are teaming up again for yet-untitled Tamil project to be helmed by filmmaker Selvaraghavan. The film will be produced by Varun Manian and will have music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, who has scored music for...
  • Will Amitabh Bachchan feature in Kannada film 'Kabira'? March 6, 2014

    Chennai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has reportedly been offered a cameo in Shivrajkumar starrer upcoming Kannada film 'Kabira', but he is yet to accept the offer. Incidentally, Amitabh and Shivraj played teacher-student in a television commercial of a popular jewellery brand. "Since the advertisement turned out to be popular, the makers decided...
  • Memorable to act with father, son in 'Manam': Nagarjuna March 5, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who worked with his late father Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Akkineni Naga Chaitanya in forthcoming Telugu drama 'Manam', says the experience was adventurous and memorable. 'Manam' was the last film of legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who passed away recently. "'Manam' is totally an entertainment-based movie with elements...
  • Siddharth sheds boy-next-door image in 'Jigarthanda' March 5, 2014

    Chennai: Popularly known for his romantic roles in several southern films, actor Siddharth says forthcoming Tamil gangster-drama 'Jigarthanda', has given him the opportunity to shed his boy-next-door image. Siddharth has essayed romantic roles in films such as 'Koncham Ishtam Koncham Kashtam' and 'Love Failure'. "I'm known for my boy-next-door kind of roles...
  • Navya Nair replaces Meena in Kannada remake of 'Drishyam' March 5, 2014

    Chennai: Malayalam actress Navya Nair will step into the shoes of southern actress Meena in the Kannada remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster 'Drishyam'. The remake is set to go on floors March 11. Meena, who was supposed to do the remake, is currently busy shooting for the Telugu remake of the same...
  • Veteran Kannada actor C R Simha passes away March 1, 2014

    Bangalore: Kannada theatre and film artiste C R Simha died of prostrate cancer here today. The 72-year-old Simha passed away at a private hospital, family sources said. He is survived by his wife and son Ritwik Simha. Simha had acted in several films, including award-wining Sankalpa Samskara, Bara, Chitegoo Chinte,...
  • Santosh Sivan's son contributed to the teaser of 'Inam' February 27, 2014

    Chennai: The first teaser of cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Sivan's Tamil drama 'Inam', which was released recently has received phenomenal response from the audience. Santosh says he has incorporated a few things that he learnt from his son in the teaser. The 50 seconds teaser shows how even small living beings such as...
  • Suriya to promote Aamir Khan's 'Satyamev Jayate' in Telugu February 27, 2014

    Mumbai: After Malayalam cinema legend Mohanlal, now South superstar Suriya has been roped in by makers of 'Satyamev Jayate' to promote actor-host Aamir Khan's issue-based TV show among the Telugu audience. Saravanan Sivakumar, better known by his stage name Suriya, is a Tamil actor, film producer and television presenter with...
  • Chiranjeevi, Pawan to attend nephew's debut film launch February 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: Megastar Chiranjeevi and actor Pawan Kalyan will attend the formal launch of their nephew Varun Tej's yet-untitled Telugu debut film here Thursday. The event will be telecast live on a private channel. "Chiranjeevi sir and Pawan Kalyan have confirmed their participation. The event will be aired live on Maa TV. This...
  • Aaha Kalyanam: YRF's southern debut disappoints, says trade analysts February 26, 2014

    Chennai: Prestigious Bollywood production house Yash Raj Films (YRF) forayed into southern filmdom with Tamil-Telugu bilingual 'Aaha Kalyanam', but it has failed to impress, say trade analysts. In its opening weekend, the film, a southern remake of hit Hindi movie 'Band Baaja Baaraat', managed to collect merely Rs.2.01 crore from both...
  • Sriwass hopes to repeat 'Lakshyam' success with Gopichand February 25, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Sriwass, who is teaming up with actor Gopichand for the second time after Telugu blockbuster 'Lakshyam', in a yet untitled actioner, says he hopes to score another hit with their combination. "Gopi and I will soon start working on a full-length action flick. I hope it will be as...
  • Kannada actor-cum-minister Ambareesh's health stable February 23, 2014

    Bangalore: Kannada star and Karnataka Housing Minister M.H. Ambareesh is recovering from a breathing problem caused due to lung infection, a senior doctor at a private hospital here said Sunday. "Ambareesh's health condition is stable and improving, though he is still on ventilator to help him breathe easily and avoid strain,"...
  • Lizzy and I are together: Priyadarshan February 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Reacting to rumours of a rift in his marriage, acclaimed filmmaker Priyadarshan has said that he is "very much together" with his wife Lizzy. He says arguments are a part of every couple's life, but "no one has the right to put our marriage on display". The prolific filmmaker, who...