A R Rahman

  • AR Rahman: I've no plans of directing films like Vishal Bhardwaj July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman is all set to turn film producer later this year. He says he always took keen interest in filmmaking process, but has no plans to take up direction a la Vishal Bhardwaj. "Our first production is almost ready to roll. It's in Hindi. I'd be...
  • A R Rahman composes music for Armaan Jain's debut movie 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Maestro A R Rahman has scored the music for actor Saif Ali Khan's upcoming home production 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil', which marks the debut of legendary actor Raj Kapoor's grandson Armaan in Bollywood. Armaan will be seen opposite South beauty Deeksha in the film. "I really enjoyed working with...
  • Amala Paul and others mourn legendary Balu Mahendra's death February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The film fraternity mourned the death of legendary filmmaker Balu Mahendra, terming the passing away of "creator's creator" as a "massive loss" for the industry. Mr Balu died on Thursday following a heart attack. He was 74. Members of the film industry such as Siddharth, Amala Paul, A R Rahman...
  • Superstar Rajinikanth croons in Hindi for 'Kochadaiyaan' May 23, 2013

    Superstar Rajinikanth is not only a style icon but has always entralled his fans with his performances. While he is known for his iconic voice it is surprising to note that Rajinikanth however, has never sung for Hindi audience. This is for the first time that Rajinikanth will surprise his fans...
  • Shah Rukh Khan to attend Vijay awards in Chennai May 9, 2013

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will reportedly attend Vijay awards in Chennai where he is to be honoured with Sivaji Ganesan award. Vijay TV has invited King Khan to be the guest of honour at the 7th edition of the award ceremony on May 11. Earlier recipients of this award...
  • Tamil actor Nakul Jaidev prefers acting over singing April 28, 2013

    Chennai: Even though Tamil actor Nakul Jaidev has crooned chartbusters such as 'Kaadhal Yaanai', 'Karka Karka' and 'Naaka Mukka' in his decade long career, he still prefers acting over singing. "I always dreamt of becoming an actor and continue to live that dream. Singing happened out of obligations for friends and...
  • Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan to attend Cannes film fest April 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastars Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth will come together in a most unexpected way at the upcoming Cannes International Film Festival in May. While Amitabh will represent his first Hollywood film 'The Great Gatsby' in Cannes, Rajinikanth will be unveiling the trailer of his new film 'Kochadaiyaan' at the fest. Murli Manohar,...
  • No competition with sister Karthika: Thulasi January 23, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actress Thulasi Nair, who will be seen in forthcoming romantic drama 'Kadal', says her love for her elder sister, actress Karthika, won't be replaced by any competition. A well known Tamil actress Karthika is known for her films like 'Ko' and 'Dammu'. "We may be rubbing shoulders in the same...
  • Tamil film 'Kadal' to hit screens on February 1 December 24, 2012

    It's a great news for Deccan cine buffs!!! The release date of 'Kadal' is at last out. Director Mani Ratnam who has made his 'yet another' creation titled 'Kadal' in association with AR Rahman and Rajiv Menon for the music and cinematography respectively has decided to release the movie on...
  • Kollywood eagerly awaits 'Sivaji3D' release December 7, 2012

    A huge number of theaters in Tamil Nadu are ensuring that their screens are 3D-enabled, since the countdown has started for the release of the 3D version of Superstar Rajinikanth's 'Sivaji'. M S Guhan of AVM Productions says there were 65 3D screens in Tamil Nadu and 50 more screens are...
  • Jaspreet Jasz: The Indian voice heard at Olympics August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: From Bollywood to the 2012 London Olympics, it's been quite a long jump for Jaspreet Jasz, the writer and singer of Nimma nimma hans de tu jogiya, the Punjabi track composed by Oscar-winning A.R. Rahman for the recently held grand opening of the sports extravaganza. The energetic and motivational...
  • AR Rahman leads GIMA Awards nominations August 3, 2012

    A R Rahman's exceptional work in Hindi movie 'Rockstar' has won him seven nominations in the Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) Awards. The nominations include: 1. Best Music Arranger and Programmer 2. Best Background Score 3. Best Playback Singer Male along with Javed Ali 4. Best Playback Singer Male along with Mohit Chauhan 5. Best Music...
  • Mohanlal and Allu Arjun at the London Olympics July 31, 2012

    The London Olympics' affinity with South Indian cinema is getting stronger. After the music of Ilayaraja and A R Rahman featured at the inaugural ceremony, some leading southern stars have headed to London to catch the live action. Top Malayalam star Mohanlal of 'Siraichalai' and 'Unnaipol Oruvan' fame, is in the...
  • Kathir, Shaam team up for 'Kodai Vidumurai' July 26, 2012

    Kathir dished out some of the memorable campus love stories of Kollywood, including 'Idhayam', 'Kadhal Desam' and 'Kadhalar Dinam'. After a sabbatical, the filmmaker is back, with a movie titled 'Kodai Vidumurai'. Shaam is playing the lead role, while a couple of Mumbai girls will share the screen space with him...
  • Deepika is not a part of Shankar's next film 'I' July 26, 2012

    Refuting media reports that she would be part of Shankar's forthcoming film 'I', Bollywood starlet Deepika Padukone has said that no such development was in the pipeline. Speaking to media persons in Mumbai, the actress, who is making her Kollywood debut with Superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming film 'Kochadaiyaan', said, "I got a...
  • Deepika is not a part of Shankar's next flick July 24, 2012

    Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone says she is not part of southern filmmaker Shankar's next film. Denying rumours that she might star in the director's movie opposite southern actor Vikram, Deepika told IANS: "I got a Google alert about it, but they are all rumours. I am not doing Shankar's film." Produced by...
  • Amy Jackson signs 'I' for a whooping price July 21, 2012

    When she was booked for 'Madrasapattinam', Amy Jackson, if sources are to be believed, was paid Rs 5 lakh. And when director Vijay roped her in again, this time for 'Thaandavam', she was signed for somewhere between Rs 45 and 50 lakh. Now for 'I', a film directed by Shankar with...
  • Shankar's next Tamil movie 'I' hits the floor July 15, 2012

    Shankar's fresh project 'I', with Vikram in the lead, is expected to hit the floors on Sunday (July 15). The film will get a kick start at a studio in Chennai. It is said the first look of the movie will also be unveiled on Sunday. 'I', a romantic thriller,...
  • Mani Ratnam is Andaman bound for 'Kadal' July 6, 2012

    Mani Ratnam, along with select members of the cast and crew of his forthcoming flick 'Kadal', left for Andaman on Tuesday to shoot some important scenes of the film, including a song sequence. "Starting today, Kadal will be shot in the exotic locales of Andaman & Nicobar islands. Mani Ratnam has...
  • Shankar's 'I' to be a big budget project June 25, 2012

    If it is Shankar as the director, it has to be a grand and glitzy affair. The director's forthcoming film 'I', which has Vikram and Samantha in lead roles, is no exception to this. According to sources, the film is estimated to be made at a budget of Rs 70 crore....
  • Director Shankar to start 'I' with Vikram June 22, 2012

    Always known for having the best talents on board, Shankar is at it again. The ace director is all set to start his next project, which has been interestingly titled 'I'. "Aascar Films V Ravichandran proudly presents yet another big budget bonanza from Shankar starring Vikram. Tamil alphabet 'I' is the...
  • It's important to keep smiling, says Subhash Ghai June 2, 2012

    Mumbai :Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who recently suffered a setback when the courts held allotment of land to his film institute Whistling Woods here as illegal, says it is important to keep smiling. On April 4, the Supreme Court asked Ghai to return the land in Mumbai, measuring 20 acres, to...
  • Samantha with Vikram in Shankar's film May 28, 2012

    Shankar knows the knack of roping in hot and happening talents to his films. Now that he is getting ready to start a film with Vikram, his 'Anniyan' hero, the director is signing some of the best people in the industry. According to sources, Samantha will play one of the heroines...
  • Rajinikanth sings for 'Kochadaiyaan' March 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Twenty years since he first sang a song for a film, Rajinikanth returns to the recording studio again for his upcoming project. Unlike his maiden attempt Adikuthu Kuliru an emotional track composed by Ilaiyaraaja for 'Mannan', this one, composed by A R Rahman, has more philosophical undertones. A well-placed source...
  • AR Rahman celebrates 46th birthday abroad January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman, who turned 46 today is currently out of the country but has thanked his fans across the world for their good wishes. In a video link posted on his Twitter page, Rahman has said, "Hi! This is AR and wishing you a very...
  • Playlist: 100 best songs of AR Rahman January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Nicknamed 'The Mozart of Madras' by the media, AR Rahman celebrates his 46th birthday on January 6, looking back on a magical career that includes two Oscars, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and four National Film Awards. Rahman has his hands full, composing the music for...
  • 2011: Fresh compositions ruled the charts December 20, 2011

    New Delhi: No item numbers, but original peppy compositions - that was the hallmark of Bollywood music in 2011. The first big hit was 'Darling', in the powerful resonating voice of Usha Uthup in 'Saath Khoon Maaf', while the loud and boisterous Bappi Lahiri composition 'Oh la la' in 'The...
  • Rahman gets lifetime achievement award at DIFF December 8, 2011

    Dubai: Indian music maestro A R Rahman has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) here. The Oscar-winner is the youngest and the first musician to get the honour, which was presented to him last night by his highness Sheikh Majid Bin...
  • 'Rockstar' has lot of anger: Imtiaz Ali November 13, 2011

    New Delhi: His stories happen in a world where there is no evil but in his latest film 'Rockstar', director Imtiaz Ali has taken a detour to explore the "vulnerability and anger" that come with love. The director, who has given lovable, relatable characters like Viren-Aditi (Socha Na Tha), Geet-Aditya...
  • 'Rockstar' earns Rs 11 crore plus on opening day November 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Rockstar' has got off to a flying start with the film managing to earn Rs 11 crore plus on the opening day itself. Directed by director Imtiaz Ali, known for making films like 'Jab We Met' and 'Love Aaj Kal', the story revolves around a...