ATHARVA

  • 'Paradesi' gathers Rs 4.86 cr in its opening weekend March 20, 2013

    Chennai: Critically acclaimed Tamil period-drama 'Paradesi' raked in Rs 4.86 crore in its opening weekend in Tamil Nadu. "The Rs 40 crore budget film collected approximately Rs 4.86 crore in its opening weekend in Tamil Nadu," trade analyst Trinath told IANS. Directed by Bala Pazhanisaamy, 'Paradesi' is based on the novel 'Red...
  • Tamil director Bala's 'Paradesi to hit screens soon December 31, 2012

    First it was expected that Bala's 'Paradesi' would hit the screens by the third week of December. Now it is said the film will see the light of the day by January. Meanwhile, the latest buzz is that a leading production house has evinced interest to acquire the distribution rights of...
  • 'Paradesi' gets U certificate from Censor Board December 12, 2012

    Director Bala's next film, 'Paradesi', which is set to release next week on December 21, has been approved by the Censor Board. The panelists, after thoroughly going through the movie, has given it a 'U' certificate. The distributors can now be sure of the film's release and push out more...
  • Bala wants to assist Mani Ratnam in a film December 10, 2012

    Mani Ratnam and Bala are mutual admirers. While the former says he liked very much the latter's films, the 'Pithamagan' maker always maintains that he was inspired by the 'Alaipayuthey' director's movies. And now, Bala has expressed wish to assist Mani Ratnam. "I would like to work as Mani Ratnam's assistant...
  • Bala carries a hypnotising aura: Vedhika C Kumar December 6, 2012

    Chennai: Southern actress Vedhika C Kumar will soon be seen in Tamil perioddrama 'Paradesi', directed by Bala Pazhanisaamy, and she feels that the hypnotizing aura of the filmmaker brings out exactly what he wants from his actors. "Bala sir is very passionate in his work and working with him is...
  • Atharva explains why is he indebted to director Bala December 6, 2012

    During the audio launch of upcoming Tamil movie 'Paradesi' recently, director Bala said he has fulfilled one of his foremore duties by casting Tamil actor and Atharva Murali in his movie. These remarks by Bala paved way for a guessing game in the industry, even as there is no further explanation...
  • Don't judge films by boxoffice success: Balu Mahendra November 25, 2012

    Chennai: Veteran Tamil cinematographerturneddirector Balu Mahendra feels that a film's success should be measured by the impact it has on the audience and not by its boxoffice collections. A film can truly be called successful if it becomes a memorable experience for the audiences, said Balu and added that "films made...
  • Bala's 'Paradesi' audio release on November 25 November 24, 2012

    In less than 24 hours from now, the music of National Award wining director Bala's 'Paradesi', composed by GV Prakash Kumar, will be out. A function is scheduled in Chennai on Sunday (November 25), during which the music will be released. It is said the making of the movie will be...
  • Tamil Film 'Paradesi' audio to be out on November 25 November 10, 2012

    It was a dream come true for GV Prakash Kumar when director Bala roped in him for 'Paradesi'. Now that the shoot is over and the stage is set for audio release, the music composer is all thrilled. The audio launch function was initially scheduled in London. However, the latest update...
  • Bala's 'Paradesi's' first look is out October 12, 2012

    As Bala's next film 'Paradesi' is quickly shaping up, the first look of the film has been released on to the internet much to the surprise of many fans. The lead actor in the film Atharva has been portrayed as a completely different person, who is rugged and very animalistic...
  • 'Paradesi' is raw and rustic, says Vedhika August 11, 2012

    Bala's every film varies entirely from the other, however, his signature will be stamped all over the style of his screenplays. His next, 'Paradesi' starring Atharva, Vedhika and Dhansika is said to throw light on the lives of tea leaf pickers and those who involve in tea plantation and the...
  • Bala seems to be busy on his birthday July 12, 2012

    Tamil: National Award winning director Bala celebrates his birthday yesterday (July 11). The ace talent who has contributed quality films in Tamil cinema is known to be a tough taskmaster and for being a pathchanger in his leads' careers, for they rise to the next level post his films, and the...
  • Dhansika replaces Pooja in Bala's next May 5, 2012

    Pooja was recently in the news after she was roped in by Bala for his forthcoming film, tentatively titled 'Paradesi'. But the 'Attagasam' and 'Jay Jay' actress is no more part of the project, and she has been replaced by Dhansika. With Atharva and Vedhika playing the lead pair, the film...