TAMIL CINEMA

  • What happens when you watch Rajinikanth's film 'Lingaa' on the big screen: You don't just see the movie, you live it Yesterday

    Pune: Sometimes I feel like I don't know my own city -- the city I was born and raised in, the city that taught me the difference between being a Punekar and a being a Puneite. As a features writer, I'm good with weird. Artwork that looks like it has been...
  • Filmmaker Balachander critical but stable 2 days ago

    Chennai: Legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, who was admitted to Cauvery hospital, has been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He is undergoing treatment for urinary infection. "Veteran film director K. Balachander has developed urinary tract infection and has been admitted to the ICU for further treatment. He is critical but...
  • Udhayanidhi Stalin, Prabhu Solomon to collaborate on Solomon's next? December 7, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-producer Udhayanidhi Stalin, currently shooting for Tamil comedy 'Nanbenda', is likely to produce filmmaker Prabhu Solomon's next project. "Nothing has been finalised yet, but talks have been going on. We wanted to collaborate in the past, but it somehow didn't materialise," Solomon told IANS. In the past, Stalin had distributed the...
  • Madurai High Court dismisses plagiarism case against 'Lingaa' makers; Rajinikanth's film will release on December 12, as planned December 5, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Rajinikanth's eagerly-awaited film 'Lingaa' is all set for its massive release after the Madurai High Court dismissed the plagiarism case filed against the makers of the big film. The case was dismissed on Wednesday after the petitioner had insufficient evidence and he himself wasn't aware of his rights and...
  • 'Raanjhanaa' star Dhanush to star opposite Amy Jackson in Velraj's next Tamil film December 3, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Dhanush is all set to team up with British model-actress Amy Jackson in a yet-to-be titled Tamil film.The film, which is scheduled to go on floors next year, marks the second film of the 32-year-old 'Raanjhanaa' star with director Velraj after 'Vela Illa Pattathari' (VIP).In her four-year-old career,...
  • '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...
  • 'I' behind the scenes: Vikram fashions himself after Arnold Schwarzenegger, then loses 25 kgs; Shankar transforms Amy Jackson into a motorcycle November 27, 2014

    Did you know that many parts of Shankar's upcoming film 'I' were shot in China? Or that Vikram's look in the film has been inspired by a young Arnold Schwarzenegger? Now you have a chance to wrap your head around these and several other little-known details from the film in...
  • Tamil thriller 'Kutram Kadithal' producer JSK Satish gets a red carpet welcome at IFFI November 26, 2014

    Panaji: Producer JSK Satish feels honoured to be received with red carpet welcome for his Tamil thriller "Kutram Kadithal", which recently got screened here in the Indian Panorama section at the ongoing Indian Internal Film Festival. "Kutram Kadithal" is the second film from Satish's banner to be selected for IFFI after...
  • Watch: Makers of 'Kaththi' release deleted scenes from Vijay's superhit film November 25, 2014

    If you think you didn't get enough of Vijay in his recent blockbuster 'Kaththi', here's your chance now. ...
  • 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'. ...
  • Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan now has a YouTube channel; plans to share his writing, poems November 22, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan now has an official YouTube channel titled Ulaganayagan Tube. It was recently launched and has over 2,000 subscribers and over 50,000 views. The channel, which is managed by K Vaai Mozhi team, already features two Q and A sessions with Kamal Haasan, writer-director R.C Shakti and music...
  • Things turn bitter between Tamil actor Vishal Krishna and South Indian film artistes' association president R Sarath Kumar November 21, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Vishal has hit out at South Indian Film Artistes' Association president R Sarath Kumar for threatening to remove him from SIFAA for allegedly making derogatory remarks. Vishal has denied making any such remarks against the association and asked Sarath to produce proof. Sarath Kumar had stated in Tiruchirappali yesterday that...
  • 'Rangoon' first look: A lungi-clad Gautham Karthik stares you down from the first poster of the Rajkumar Periasamy film November 20, 2014

    'Rangoon', the latest offering from Fox Star Studios and AR Murugadoss, began its shooting this month. Starring actor Gautham Karthik in the lead, the film is being directed by Murugadoss' protege Rajkumar Periasamy. ...
  • Happy birthday Arun Vijay: Tamil actor posts adorable cake-smeared photo with his kids November 19, 2014

    Look who turned 36 today! Tamil actor Arun Vijay posted an adorable photo of him, all cake-smeared, laughing with his two cute kids. That's quite a family pic, we must say.The actor, who will be seen in the eagerly-awaited flick 'Thala 55', just finished shooting a peppy song for the...
  • Comic actors Shiva, Bobby Simhaa to collaborate in Tamil entertainer 'Masala Padam' November 19, 2014

    Chennai: Actors "Mirchi" Shiva and Bobby Simhaa, who are popular for their comical screen presence, have joined hands for upcoming Tamil commercial entertainer "Masala Padam". "Shiva and Simhaa play the lead heroes in the film. Their combo is sure to attract lot of attention. It's a commercial film quite contrary to...
  • 'Aval Appadithan' filmmaker C Rudhraiya passes away November 19, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil filmmaker C. Rudhraiya, who was popular for his critically acclaimed film "Aval Appadithan", passed away here late Tuesday night. He was 67. According to a family source, Rudhraiya breathed his last in a private hospital. "He was suffering from health-related issues. After being briefly hospitalised, he passed away yesterday (Tuesday),"...
  • 'En Mannavaa': Sonakshi Sinha glows in red as she dances with Rajinikanth in this new song teaser from 'Lingaa' November 18, 2014

    Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is making her Tamil debut opposite superstar Rajinikanth in upcoming Tamil actioner 'Lingaa', says she thoroughly enjoyed working in the film and also learnt from the experience.Directed by KS Ravi Kumar, 'Lingaa' marks Rajinikanth's third film with the filmmaker after 'Muthu' and 'Padayappa'. The film is...
  • Sonakshi Sinha: I'm happy being introduced as Rajinikanth's heroine November 16, 2014

    Chennai: Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is making her Tamil debut with 'Lingaa', said Sunday she's happy to be introduced as superstar Rajinikanth's heroine in an industry where she's just a newcomer. "I'm a newcomer here. Not many people know me. But I'm happy being introduced as Rajinikanth's heroine," Sonakshi told...
  • 'Lingaa' trailer: Rajinikanth fights goons on trains, gets felicitated by an elephant; Sonakshi Sinha plays a village belle November 16, 2014

    Breathe. The moment you all have been waiting for is finally here. The first Tamil, Telugu and Hindi trailers for Rajinikanth's upcoming film 'Lingaa' are finally here! The offical theatrical trailers, which showcases Rajinikanth doing death (and gravity) defying stunts, also features Anushka Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha....
  • Snapshot: Kichcha Sudeep posts a selfie with Ilayathalapathy Vijay; says he's in awe of Sridevi's presence on the sets November 16, 2014

    Who says showbiz is all about rivalry? Actor Kichcha Sudeep who will be seen sharing screen space with Ilayathalapathy Vijay and Sridevi in the upcoming Tamil film 'Vijay 58' was all praises for his co-stars on a cool Sunday morning. ...
  • Filmmaker Samuthirakani all set to play a baddie in upcoming Tamil film 'Rajini Murugan' November 15, 2014

    Chennai: Samuthirakani, who not very long ago was passionately directing films, is currently busy being an actor. Popular for his character roles, the actor-director will next be seen playing a villain for the first time in upcoming Tamil film "Rajini Murugan". "Samuthirakani is playing the villain in our film. Audiences have...
  • Snapshot: First shot, first clap, and more! AR Murugadoss shares fun facts about 'Kaththi' November 13, 2014

    Filmmaker AR Murugadoss shared some interesting bits of information from his recent film 'Kaththi', starring Ilayathalapathy Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Neil Nitin Mukesh in key roles. The film earned over Rs 100 crores after release. ...
  • Snapshot: Ajith Kumar, Vivekh dress in the same getup in 'Yennai Arindhaal' November 12, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Ajith Kumar and Vivekh, who are currently shooting for Tamil action-drama "Yennai Arindhaal", are expected to appear in the same getup in the Gautham Vasudev Menon's film.Vivekh, who has reunited with Gautham after a decade, was last seen in the filmmaker's 2001 film "Minnale". Also starring Anushka Shetty...
  • Tamil actor Karthik joins Congress; dissolves his own party November 6, 2014

    Chennai: Hit by the recent loss of its popular leader GK Vasan in the state, the Tamil Nadu Congress Wednesday got star power in popular Tamil actor Karthik. Dissolving his own party, Akila India Naadalum Makkal Katchi, Karthik formally joined the Congress in the presence of state party chief EVKS Elangovan. Karthik's...
  • Percussionist Sivamani set to marry Ghazal singer Runa Rizvi November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Popular musician Sivamani will Nov 10 marry Ghazal singer Runa Rizvi in a private ceremony here. "Runa is the music of my life. I fell in love with her when I first met. We are getting married in a low-key event next week in Mumbai," Sivamani told IANS. Sivamani is India's...
  • Veteran Tamil actor SS Rajendran dead October 24, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil cinema's Yesteryear actor S.S. Rajendran, who was battling for life at a private hospital here, breathed his last Friday. He was 85. "He was admitted to Meenakshi Hospital yesterday (Thursday) in critical condition. He passed away this morning (Friday) due to issues related to lung infection," a family source...
  • AR Murugadoss' 'Kaththi' mints a whopping Rs 15.4 crore in one day October 24, 2014

    Chennai: Vijay-starrer Tamil action film "Kaththi" has collected a whopping Rs.15.4 crore on the first day in the country. It's expected to register a record opening weekend at the box office, says an expert. The movie released Wednesday. "Braving all the controversy and low-key promotions, 'Kaththi' has registered Rs.15.4 crore at the...
  • 'Kaththi' trailer: Ilayathalapathy Vijay is the saviour of people and Neil Nitin Mukesh is the suave baddie October 19, 2014

    Ilayathalapathy Vijay fans may now rejoice. The eagerly-awaited trailer for AR Murugadoss' film 'Kaththi' has just been unveiled.Featuring Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh as the chief bad guy, Vijay plays the role of a saviour of the common people. The film starrs Samantha Ruth Prabhu as the leading lady.The film...
  • 'Selfie Pulla': Ilayathalapathy Vijay and Samantha sing, dance, pout and take selfies in this song from 'Kaththi' October 18, 2014

    How long have you been waiting for more videos, trailers and other stuff about AR Murugadoss' upcoming film 'Kaththi'? After the kick-ass teaser released a few weeks ago, the makers of 'Kaththi' have teased their fans with a 40-second song promo for 'Selfie Pulla'. Penned by Madhan Karky and music composed...