TAMIL

  • Tamil Nadu: 7 dead, 30 injured in bus accident in Dharmapuri district 5 days ago

    Dharmapuri: At least Seven people were killed and 30 were injured in a bus accident in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri district. The incident occurred on Monday afternoon. The bus fell into a 100-feet gorge near Hogenakkal in Dharmapuri district. More information awaited. ...
  • Madras HC asks Perumal Murugan to explain his changed stance 5 days ago

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday said that it will issue a notice to writer Perumal Murugan so that he could narrate the sequence of events following which he changed his stance. The first bench comprising Chief Justice Kaul and justice Sundaresh expressed large concern in extra judicial groups...
  • Sivakarthikeyan to start shooting for 'Rajini Murugan' in the interiors of Tamil Nadu; will shoot non-stop for 40 days 6 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 6 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 1 week 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,...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls on Jayalalithaa 1 week ago

    Chennai: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday met AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden residence in the first high profile visit after the former chief minister was let on bail in a disproportionate wealth case. An AIADMK release said Jayalalithaa received Jaitley "warmly. It was a courtesy call...
  • Fit-again Wasim Jaffer included in Mumbai squad against Tamil Nadu 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Veteran opener Wasim Jaffer, out of action from Mumbai's Ranji Trophy cricket campaign after suffering a finger injury in their season opener against J&K, has regained his fitness will play against Tamil Nadu in their group league match against Chennai from January 21-24. The squad led by Suryakumar Yadav has...
  • '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...
  • Administration let down Tamil writer Perumal Murugan, says his lawyer January 15, 2015

    Tamil writer Perumal Murugan who was forced to drop his pen forever following protests by fringe Hindu outfits in Namakkal over his book 'Madhorubagan' was "totally let down" by the district administration, says his lawyer and the Special Public Prosecutor for the CBI in the Madurai Bench of the Madras...
  • 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. ...
  • Pope gives Sri Lanka first saint before half a million crowd January 14, 2015

    Colombo: Pope Francis gave Sri Lanka its first saint at a waterfront Mass for more half a million people in Colombo on Wednesday, calling 17th century missionary Joseph Vaz a model of reconciliation after the country's recent civil war. The pope, who on Tuesday was tired after starting his trip under...
  • Tamil writer Perumal Murugan quits writing after his book faced protests from Hindutva outfit January 14, 2015

    Chennai: Tamil writer Perumal Murugan announced that he will quit writing after his book 'Maadh-oru-bagan' faced protests from Hindutva outfits over several days. He appealed to the saffron outfits to leave him alone. The outfits had burnt copies of his book in Tiruchengode last month, alleging that it defamed the...
  • Oscar winner AR Rahman composes music for 'I' January 14, 2015

    Oscar and Grammy award winner AR Rahman teams up with Tamil cinema's visionary director Shankar for his film 'I' which releases in South Indian cinemas on Wednesday. ...
  • '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. ...
  • EC announces dates for by-elections in WB, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and AP January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Monday announced the dates for by-elections to fill vacancies in the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies of West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The by-elections will take place on February 13 and the counting of votes will take...
  • 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,"...
  • Sri Lankan poll results: A new chapter in Indo-Sri Lanka relations? January 9, 2015

    Sri Lankan voters on Friday ousted President Mahinda Rajapaksa from power, ending a 10-year rule that was marked by allegations of family rule, corruption and authoritarianism and chose his one-time minister Maithripala Sirisena in his place. ...
  • New President in Sri Lanka: Tamil Nadu leaders want to 'wait and watch' January 9, 2015

    Chennai: Events in Sri Lanka have often had a political and emotional echo in Tamil Nadu. And with the island-nation now voting out Mahinda Rajapaksa, CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac finds out what Sri Lanka's new President Maithripala Sirisena means for Lankan Tamils and for politics in Tamil Nadu. ...
  • '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. ...
  • '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...