SOUTH CINEMA

  • Vignesh Shivan: When you're writing a song for Ajith's film, it's meant for millions of his fans 4 days ago

    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...
  • Sundeep Kishan: 'Beeruva' gave me the confidence to acquire the distribution rights 5 days ago

    Chennai: Actor Sundeep Kishan may not have scored a hit with his last release 'Joru', but he's so confident about his forthcoming Telugu romantic-comedy 'Beeruva' that he decided to pick up the distribution rights of the film in Guntur area. "It's a fresh idea that has been treated commercially to reach...
  • Sivakarthikeyan to start shooting for 'Rajini Murugan' in the interiors of Tamil Nadu; will shoot non-stop for 40 days 5 days ago

    Chennai: The team of actor Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Tamil comedy "Rajini Murugan" will start shooting in the interiors of Tamil Nadu in places such as Madurai and Trichy starting Wednesday for around 40 days. "We've already completed about 50 percent of the film. The rest should be completed in our next schedule in...
  • 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...
  • 'I' filmmaker Shankar seeks police protection following protest by a group of transgenders outside his house 6 days ago

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar has sought police protection following protest by a group of transgenders outside his residence here after they found objectionable scenes about their community in his latest Tamil magnum opus "I". The transgender community is upset with the way Shankar has portrayed the character essayed by popular make-up artist,...
  • 'I' filmmaker Shankar faces wrath of transgender community 1 week ago

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar has earned the wrath of a group of transgenders here after they found objectionable scenes about their community in his latest Tamil magnum opus "I", which is currently running in cinemas. The transgender community is upset with the way Shankar has portrayed the character essayed by popular make-up...
  • 'Aambala' review: This Vishal, Hansika Motwani-starrer is a mash-up of overdone action, insane comedy and loud music January 16, 2015

    Film: 'Aambala' Cast: Vishal, Hansika, Vaibhav Reddy, Santhanam, Prabhu, Sathish, Ramya Krishnan, Madhuurima, Maadhavi Latha, Kiran Rathod, Aishwarya, Sriman, Pradeep Rawat, Manobala, Tulasi Director: Sundar C Rating: 2.5 Bangalore: 'Aambala' is irreverent from the word go. The film would have fallen flat on its nose if not for Santhanam and some dash...
  • '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. ...
  • 'I' dissected: Why we think Vikram is a super actor and Shankar is his perfect captain January 15, 2015

    Bangalore: 'I' may not have been the quintessential Shankar film with a social message or a hero ending up pinning the screenplay down because he's all-powerful. Everybody on this planet has a love story - victorious, doomed, worrisome, negligible - in many colors and varieties but we do have our...
  • Happy birthday Vikram Prabhu: The 'Arima Nambi' actor thanks his fans; posts family photo on Twitter January 15, 2015

    Vikram Prabhu, who turned 29 today, thanked his fans from his official Twitter handle today. The actor posted a cute family photo for his fans. ...
  • South Indian actress Amala Paul rubbishes pregnancy rumours; says she ate a lot during Christmas holidays January 14, 2015

    'Sindhu Samaveli' actress Amala Paul recently refuted the rumours surround her being pregnant. The actress had tweeted out photos from her holiday abroad and had somehow given rise to speculations about a baby. ...
  • 'Rudhramadevi': Allu Arjun will prove to be a terrifying antagonist for Anushka Shetty in Gunasekhar's next January 14, 2015

    Here's a treat for all Allu Arjun fans! The actor has just revealed a poster from his upcoming film 'Rudhramadevi', where he portrays the role of warrior Gona Ganna Reddy in Gunasekhar's upcoming film.Anushka Shetty will be seen as Rudrama Devi, the 13th century revered Telugu queen of the Kakatiya...
  • 'Uttama Villain' trailer dissected: Kamal Haasan shines in this story of an artiste and a villain January 13, 2015

    Bangalore: While the wait for Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam II' grows indomitably, his ambitious next 'Uttama Villain', directed by his friend Ramesh Aravind is hitting the screens sooner than we thought it would. Our first take: the trailer for 'Uttama Villain' is refreshing. Having said that we're still not sure...
  • 'Uttama Villain' trailer: Kamal Haasan shifts effortlessly between the roles of a Theyyam performer and a film star January 13, 2015

    'Uttama Villain' is a Tamil film directed by Ramesh Aravind and produced by N Lingusamy. Kamal Haasan has scripted and co-produced the film under his production banner Raaj Kamal Films International. ...
  • Taapsee Pannu to miss boyfriend and Danish badminton player Mathias Boe's Indian tour; will be busy promoting 'Baby' January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Danish badminton player Mathias Boe, who is coming to India for a badminton tournament, will not be able to spend time with his girlfriend, actress Taapsee Pannu due to her busy schedule. Boe will be visiting Lucknow for the tournament which will start Jan 17. Tapsee is busy travelling to...
  • Veteran Telugu filmmaker V B Rajendra Prasad passes away January 13, 2015

    Hyderabad: Veteran Telugu film producer and director V B Rajendra Prasad passed away due to age related ailments at a hospital here tonight. He was 82. "He lived like a king. He did not hurt anyone. He passed away peacefully with happy memories," his son and prominent Telugu actor Jagapathi Babu...
  • Jithin Raj: 'Vaanavil Vaazhkai' will be a musical treat January 12, 2015

    Chennai: Debutant actor Jithin Raj, also a popular vocalist and guitarist, says upcoming Tamil drama 'Vaanavil Vaazhkai' will be a musical treat for viewers. "The film will give Tamil audiences their first experience of a musical. It has 17 songs and I'm sure it will be a musical treat for audiences,"...
  • After Mahesh Babu in '1: Nenokkadine', filmmaker Sukumar casts Jr NTR in his next film January 9, 2015

    Actor Jr NTR, who's finishing the last schedule of his upcoming film 'Temper', will next be seen in '1: Nenokkadine' director Sukumar's untitled film. Slated to be launched on January 25, Sukumar has cast actress Rakul Preet Singh opposite NTR. This will be Sukumar's first full-length film after the Mahesh Babu-starrer '1:...
  • Telugu actor Aadi to star in 'Poola Rangadu' director Veerabhadram Chowdary's next film January 9, 2015

    Young actor Aadi, has been struggling over the past two years with his film career. But there's a silver lining. Aadi will be seen next in Veerabhadram Chowdary's upcoming untitled project, who's earlier worked on films like 'Poola Rangadu' and 'Aha Naa Pellanta' earlier. The film is slated to be produced by...
  • 'Pathemari': Mammootty plays a Dubai-based NRI; TV host Jewel Mary debuts on the big screen January 9, 2015

    Filmmaker Salim Ahamed, who won the National Award for his film 'Adaminte Makan Abu' in 2011, is all set for his upcoming film 'Pathemari'. Starring Mammootty and Jewel Mary in key roles, the film revolves around four Malayali people living in the Gulf area. Most of the shooting for 'Pathemari' will be...
  • After 'Mumbai Police', actor Prithviraj to team up with Rosshan Andrrews again January 9, 2015

    Filmmaker Rosshan Andrrews, who is still riding on the success of his recent hit 'How Old Are You', has teamed up with actor Prithviraj for his next film. Not only that, but Andrrews is also getting together with his favourite script-writers Bobby and Sanjay for the upcoming project. Reportedly, Andrrews has been...
  • 'Anegan' trailer: Dhanush, Amyra Dastur travel through time, test their love in KV Anand's latest January 9, 2015

    What would you do to be with your soulmate in every lifetime of yours? KV Anand's latest film 'Anegan' tells a story about "love that travels across eras". Starring Dhanush and Amyra Dastur in lead roles, the music for 'Anegan' has been composed by Harris Jayaraj. ...
  • South Indian musician Harris Jayaraj joins hands with environmental group January 9, 2015

    Chennai: On his 40th birthday Thursday, popular southern composer Harris Jayaraj collaborated with Green Icon Foundation, an NGO focusing on environment, public health, medical relief, education and welfare of the community. "Harris Jayaraj planted a tree sapling on his birthday and has taken an initiative in conveying the much needed Green...
  • 'Aambala' actor Vishal Krishna Reddy to start shooting for his new film with director Suseenthiran on Republic Day January 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: Actor Vishal Krishna Reddy, who is currently awaiting the release of Tamil actioner "Aambala", will start shooting for his next yet-untitled outing with filmmaker Suseenthiran here Jan 26. "The first schedule, which will last for nearly a month, will be shot in Hyderabad. Kajal Aggarwal has been roped in as...