Bala

  • Marathi votebank not any party's monopoly: MNS 02-04-2014 01:39 PM

    Targeting the Shiv Sena, MNS candidate from Mumbai South Lok Sabha constituency Bala Nandgaonkar has said that Marathi vote bank was not a monopoly of any party. The MNS MLA, during an interaction with journalists in Mumbai, also expressed confidence that his party would do well on at least five...
  • Varalaxmi to play Karakattam dancer in Bala's next 20-02-2014 05:37 PM

    Chennai: Varalaxmi Sarathkumar will be seen playing the role of a Karakattam dancer in National Award winning filmmaker Bala Pazhanisaamy's yet-untitled upcoming Tamil directorial. The actress will undergo special dance training for her role. Karakattam is an ancient folk dance in which the dancer performs with a pot on the...
  • Vivekh can be our own Woody Allen: Mani Ratnam 29-12-2013 09:52 AM

    Chennai: Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam believes that if Vivekh puts in more effort into his comic talent, he can become Tamil cinema's own Woody Allen. "I think this ability to make people laugh comes with some level of intelligence. Our industry has a host of comedians and I have always...
  • Tamannaah Bhatia to star in Bala's next? 28-12-2013 04:43 PM

    Tamannaah Bhatia is all set to work with ace director Bala in his upcoming Telugu film. If reports are to be believed, the actress has been paired opposite Vishal in the film. Vishal is known to be experimenting with his looks and roles in films, but it would be interesting...
  • 'Paradesi' nominated for eight awards at London film fest 14-08-2013 05:17 PM

    Chennai: Critically acclaimed Tamil period-drama 'Paradesi' has been nominated for eight awards, including best film, at the London International Filmmaker Festival (LIFF). LIFF is scheduled to take place between Oct 12 and 18 in Ealing, London. The English title of 'Paradesi', directed by Bala Pazhanisaamy, is 'Vagabond'. 'Paradesi' is nominated...
  • 'Sonna Puriyadhu' review: This Tamil film is only funny in parts 27-07-2013 04:21 PM

    Cast: Shiva, Vasundhara Kashyap, Mano Bala, Vatsala and Meera Krishnan; Director: Krishnan Jayaraj Rating: 2 out of 5 Shiva's films guarantee entertainment, but 'Sonna Puriyadhu', which revolves around Shiva, who is commitment phobic and hates the idea of marriage, fails in the effort of delivering a wholesome entertainer. What it...
  • Tamil review: 'Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru' is entertaining 15-06-2013 01:39 PM

    Cast: Siddharth, Hansika Motwani, Santhanam, Ganesh Venkatraman, Balaji, Vidyullekha Raman, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vishal Krishna, Mano Bala and Bosskey Rating: 2.5 out of 5 It's extremely difficult to make a highly entertaining film sans cliches, and proof to that is 'Theeya Vela Seiyyanum Kumaru' (TVSK). The film manages to be...
  • 'TVSK', 'Thillu Mullu' tp be released on June 14 26-05-2013 12:27 PM

    The month of June will be special for movie buffs as two of the much awaited films - 'Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru' (TVSK) and 'Thillu Mullu 2' will battle at the box office as they release on the June 14. Siddharth starrer TVSK is produced under the banner of UTV...
  • AR Rahman and Yuvan Shankar Raja to perform together 10-05-2013 05:30 PM

    The 'Yuvan' ARR bond has been growing stronger with each passing day of late. And the reason is that YSR has sung for AR Rahman in Bharat Bala's Dhanush project, 'Mariyaan'. And ARR is to attend the music launch of Yuvan's 100th,'Biriyani'. Now the latest is that the two will...
  • Bharatbala states why he chose Parvathi Menon for 'Mariayan' 04-05-2013 02:33 PM

    Chennai: Tamil filmmaker Bharatbala chose Parvathi Menon for his upcoming romantic drama 'Mariyaan' because he finds her rooted to the landscape of the film a factor he believes is very important while casting. Parvathi, a Malayalee actress, is known for her work in Tamil films such as 'Chennaiyil Oru Naal'...
  • Actor Aishwarya Arjun faints on sets of 'Pattathu Yaanai' 28-04-2013 06:31 PM

    Chennai: Tamil actress Aishwarya Arjun fainted on the sets of upcoming Tamil romantic-comedy 'Pattathu Yaanai' Sunday in Trichy due to extremely hot weather. "We were shooting outdoors in extremely hot conditions of Trichy for the last few days. Since we were shooting non-stop, she couldn't handle the heat and fainted....
  • AR Rahman, Dhanush, Yuvan Shankar team up for song 27-04-2013 07:41 PM

    Chennai: Music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja crooned a song, composed by Oscar-winner AR Rahman and written by Dhanush, in upcoming Tamil drama 'Mariyaan'. "Amazing song by AR Rahman. It was sung by Yuvan Shankar Raja and lyrics by Dhanush," posted 'Mariyaan' director Bharat Bala on his Twitter page. Yuvan posted...
  • Sony gets music rights of Dhanush starrer 'Maariyan' 08-04-2013 08:09 PM

    New Delhi: The music rights of Dhanush starrer 'Mariyaan', based on a real life story, has been acquired by Sony Music. Directed by Bharat Bala, 'Mariyaan' narrates the story of a site worker, who escapes from treacherous conditions to find freedom. Oscar winning composer AR Rahman has composed music for...
  • A R Rahman lends his voice for Dhanush's 'Mariyaan' 08-04-2013 03:51 PM

    For all the impatient AR Rahman fans, here's some more than-good news. The Mozart of Madras has rendered his voice for a song in the upcoming movie 'Mariyaan'. The track is said to be a happy celebration sort of song, in the country genre, along the lines of 'Elay Keechan'...
  • Ajith Kumar's new Tamil film goes on floors 06-04-2013 10:21 AM

    Chennai: Tamil actor Ajith Kumar on Friday began shooting for his yet to be titled Tamil film, which was initially scheduled to go on the floors on April 2. The shooting was postponed due to the fast observed here Tuesday in support of Tamils in Sri Lanka. "Ajith and Tamannaah...