TAMIL

  • 100 days of 'Kaththi': Director AR Murugadoss thanks Vijay, his fans 3 days ago

    Chennai: AR Murugadoss' Tamil film "Kaththi" celebrates its 100th day in cinemas Thursday and the filmmaker thanked everybody for the success. "#KATHTHIHitsCentury Thank you so much for you all, Vijay sir, my producers, my entire crew and my assistant directors," Murugadoss posted on Twitter Thursday. "Kaththi", which featured Vijay in dual roles,...
  • IAS officer vs State: Are religious rights being violated? 3 days ago

    Claiming that the government is eluding him from his fundamental right to profess, practice or propagate any religion, IAS officer C Umashankar is taking on the Tamil Nadu government by asking him not to preach Christianity. ...
  • A quick guide to 'preacher' IAS officer Umashankar case 3 days ago

    New Delhi: An IAS officer has kicked up a row in Tamil Nadu. C Umashankar, a 51 year old IAS officer has been accused of preaching Christianity at public places. Taking a strong exception to this, the Tamil Nadu government has ordered him not to hold any public religious meetings....
  • Neha Ratnakaran on 'Ivanuku Thannila Gandam': Tamil industry great place to mark one's debut 3 days ago

    Chennai: Kerala-based Neha Ratnakaran, who is making her cinematic debut in upcoming comedy drama "Ivanuku Thannila Gandam", says Tamil filmdom is the best place for an actor to start one's career. "When I got the lead role in 'Ivanuku Thannila Gandam' I was excited because I was going to make my...
  • Actor-singer Remya Nambeesan happy to play village-based character in Tamil comedy 'Naalu Polisum Nalla Irundha Oorum' 3 days ago

    Chennai: Actor-singer Remya Nambeesan, who has been waiting to play a rural character since "Kullanari Kootam", was glad to have landed an opportunity to play one such role in upcoming Tamil comedy "Naalu Polisum Nalla Irundha Oorum". "The last time I played a village-based role was in 'Kullanari Kootam'. Since then,...
  • Chennai theatre receives a bomb threat against the release of 'Yennai Arindhaal' 3 days ago

    Chennai: Udhayam Cinemas here Tuesday received a bomb threat against the release of Ajith Kumar-starrer Tamil actioner-thriller "Yennai Arindhaal", which is slated for release Feb 5. "We received an anonymous letter last night. It was a bomb threat warning us to not release 'Yennai Arindhaal'. It has been reported to the...
  • IAS officer threatens to move court after Tamil Nadu bans him from holding religious meets 4 days ago

    Chennai: Claiming that the government is eluding him from his fundamental right to profess, practice or propagate any religion, IAS officer C Umashankar is taking on the Tamil Nadu government by asking him not to preach Christianity. Pulling up the IAS officer, the Tamil Nadu government has said that he was...
  • 'Yesterday Charlie Hebdo, tomorrow Dinamalar', reads a threat letter for the Tamil newspaper 4 days ago

    Chennai: Weeks after 14 people died in an attack at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris, a threat letter for a similar attack has been received in Tamil Nadu. The letter has been received by reputed Tamil newspaper Dinamalar which reads, "Yesterday Charlie Hebdo, tomorrow Dinamalar." The letter mentions...
  • AR Rahman enthrals audiences at Vadodara cultural festival 4 days ago

    Vadodara: Noted musician AR Rahman enthralled the audience with his music and popular songs at the closing of the four-day Vadodara International Art and Culture Festival 'Vadfest' here. Rahman sang a couple of his own numbers like 'Dil Se' and concluded the three-and-half hour musical show last night with the rendition...
  • Jyothika's remake of Malayalam hit 'How Old Are You' wrapped up; Suriya wants to adapt the film in Hindi, Kannada as well 5 days ago

    Chennai: The shooting of yet-untitled Tamil remake of Malayalam hit "How Old Are You", which stars actress Jyothika in a comeback role, has been wrapped up. It may release in the summer. "The film's shoot started in Delhi and has been wrapped up in 46 days. The last shot was called in...
  • Kajal Aggarwal overcomes her fear of birds for upcoming Tamil film 'Maari' 5 days ago

    Chennai: Southern actress Kajal Aggarwal is relieved that she has overcome her fear of birds thanks to the experience of shooting with them for upcoming Tamil film "Maari". "'Maari' helped me get rid of one of my worst fears. There are a lot of birds in our film and I'm really...
  • Fox Star Studios to distribute AG Amid's Tamil film 'Rajathandhiram' 5 days ago

    Chennai: Fox Star Studios has bagged the distribution rights of upcoming Tamil heist-thriller "Rajathandiram", which is a city-based con caper, and is slated for release in March. "We are proud to be associated with Fox Star Studios for our debut production 'Rajathandiram'. Thanks to our association with the legendary studio, this...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group A wrap: Tamil Nadu crush Mumbai, virtually qualify for quarters January 23, 2015

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu virtually qualified for the knockout stage of the Ranji Trophy tournament after they crushed Mumbai by an innings and 44 runs on Friday. Tamil Nadu collect seven points, including a bonus point, from the match to take their tally to 23 from seven games. They are now at second...
  • Caste politics only spreads hatred, says Tamil author Meena Kandasamy January 23, 2015

    Tamil poet, author and activist Meena Kandasamy speaks to CNN-IBN about the controversy involving Author Perumal Murugan at the Jaipur Literature Festival. ...
  • TNCC slaps show cause notice on Karti Chidambaram January 23, 2015

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of the Congress on Friday issued a show cause notice to its leader Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, seeking an explanation for some of his remarks against the party and veteran leader Kamaraj. "A show cause notice has been served to Karti...
  • Ranji Trophy Live Scores: Round 7, Day 2 January 22, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 Roundup: A fighting century by Deepak Hooda (142) lifted Baroda to 320 for eight against champions Karnataka, while left-arm spinner Rahil Shah (seven for 34) helped Tamil Nadu dismiss Mumbai for 141 in the Ranji Trophy league matches...
  • Vignesh Shivan: When you're writing a song for Ajith's film, it's meant for millions of his fans January 21, 2015

    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...
  • Tamizhisai meets Vijayakant, says NDA to contest in Srirangam January 21, 2015

    Chennai: Amid reports of strain in ties, BJP Tamil Nadu unit president Tamizhisai Soundararajan met DMDK founder Vijayakant and said the BJP-led NDA will contest the February 13 Srirangam bypoll and its candidate would be announced in next two days. Talking to reporters outside the DMDK office here, Soundararajan said she...
  • Tamil Nadu: 7 dead, 30 injured in bus accident in Dharmapuri district January 20, 2015

    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 January 20, 2015

    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 January 20, 2015

    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 January 20, 2015

    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 January 19, 2015

    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 January 18, 2015

    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 January 18, 2015

    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 January 18, 2015

    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...