CINEMA

  • 'Kaaki Sattai' strikes gold at box office, earns Rs 15 crores in four days of its release 7 hours 3 minutes ago

    Chennai: Actor Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Tamil actioner 'Kaaki Sattai' has netted Rs.15.58 crore in first four days since its release in Tamil Nadu. "The film registered the biggest opening in Sivakarthikeyan's career. It has collected Rs.15.58 crore till Monday since its release. It's turning out to be a highly profitable venture and fourth...
  • My team never made me feel like a debutant: Prasath Ramar 8 hours 27 minutes ago

    Chennai: Director Prasath Ramar says his team never made him feel like a newcomer on the sets of his forthcoming Tamil psychological thriller. "I've known most of the team members who worked in 'Enakkul Oruvan' from my days as an assistant director in 'Pizza'. I've maintained a very healthy relationship with...
  • 'Yennai Arindhaal' director Gautham Vasudev Menon's next film titled 'Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada' 2 days ago

    Chennai: Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon's upcoming Tamil romantic-drama with actor Silambarasan aka Simbu has been titled "Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada", inspired by a popular song. The song originally featured in 1960 Tamil film "Mannadhi Mannan", starring M.G. Ramachandran. In a statement, Gautham said the title is apt for the story. The regular shooting of...
  • Telugu actor Vishnu Manchu returns to Twitter 2 days ago

    Chennai: On the occasion of his wedding anniversary Sunday, Telugu actor Vishnu Manchu returned to Twitter nearly a year after his account was hacked and subsequently suspended. "How wonderful Life is that you are in it @vinimanchu Happy Anniversary. As promised am back on Twitter (sic)," Vishnu tweeted Sunday. Minutes after Vishnu's...
  • 'OK Kanmani' trailer: Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman weave magic with this effervescent romance 2 days ago

    Starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen in lead roles, the film 'OK Kanmani' has been produced by Mani Ratnam's production house Madras Talkies. ...
  • Taj Mahal cinema in Pakistan shuts down after 66 years 2 days ago

    Islamabad: A 66-year-old cinema in Pakistan has shut down -- mainly due to declining clientele. The Taj Mahal cinema in Abbottabad city, built in 1948, was being dismantled after its owner recently sold the property, the Dawn reported Saturday. Mohammad Saeed Khan, who ran the cinema for the last four decades, said...
  • 'Ok Kanmani': Trailer for Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic-drama to be unveiled today 3 days ago

    Chennai: The much awaited trailer of ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic-drama "Ok Kanmani", which features Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen in the lead, will be unveiled online Sunday. "The trailer will be launched March 1. The film will hit the screens in April. The team is currently busy with the...
  • Lyricist Thamarai stages protest over missing husband 3 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil lyricist Thamarai, who is popular for her work in films such as "Minnale" and "Yennai Arindhaal", says she has decided to launch a protest to find out the whereabouts of her husband who went missing a few months back. Thamarai staged a protest here Friday with her son to...
  • Actress Neetu Chandra gets injured on sets of 'Vaigai Express' while while performing an action sequence 3 days ago

    Chennai: Actress Neetu Chandra, who is currently shooting for Tamil musical thriller "Vaigai Express", got bruised while performing an action sequence on the sets of the film here. "Neetu got injured in a struggle sequence. She was left bruised and her left eye was swollen. The director quickly called off the...
  • Upcoming Tamil film 'Kallappadam' selected for two Australian film festivals 3 days ago

    Chennai: Upcoming Tamil film "Kallappadam", a story about how first-timers try and make a film, has been chosen in the foreign feature film category in the upcoming Revelation Perth International Film Festival and the Melbourne Underground Film Festival. While Revelation Perth International Film Festival will take place from July 2 to...
  • 'Ram Leela' review: This film will leave you wondering why on earth did you decide to go to see it in the first place 4 days ago

    Title: 'Ram Leela' Star Cast: Havish, Nanditha, Abijeeth Duddala Producer: Dasari Kiran Kumar Director: Sripuram Kiran Music: Chinna Story: 'Ram Leela' is all about two individuals living their own lives, and how they meet. The film revolves around Ram (Havish), a love-less drifter. The other guys is Krishna (Abhijeet) who is a software professional, and...
  • 'PK' Tamil remake: Kamal Haasan says the producers have only initiated talks; says someone jumped the gun and leaked the news 4 days ago

    Mumbai: All the talk of Kamal Haasan doing the Tamil version of Rajkumar Hirani's directorial "PK", is just talk, no more, says the actor. "The producers have only initiated talks. I am in Mauritus on recce for my next film for my own production company. Someone has jumped the gun and...
  • Happy anniversary Rajinikanth and Latha: Fans celebrate Thalaivar's special day on Twitter with vintage photos 5 days ago

    Chennai: On his 34th wedding anniversary Thursday, superstar Rajinikanth briefly spent some time with his fans here at his residence. Several of his fans came to convey their wishes to the 'Thalaiva'. Rajinikanth married Latha Feb 26, 1981. They have two daughters -- Aishwarya and Soundarya. ...
  • Kamal Haasan congratulates Canadian sound mixer Craig Mann on his Oscar win 5 days ago

    Chennai: Canadian sound mixer Craig Mann, who pocketed an Oscar for his work in "Whiplash", has also worked on Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain". Congratulating Craig on the win, Kamal said he felt like his team had won the award. "When I asked my sound designer Kunal to get the...
  • My love for comedy is immeasurable; my films need to be sure-shot entertainers, says 'Bagavathi' director A Venkatesh 5 days ago

    Chennai: Director A Venkatesh says comedy is an inevitable part of all his films irrespective of their genre because he believes it's the secret to produce a wholesome entertainer for the masses. Known for films such as "Bagavathi", "Duma" and "Sandamarutham", Venkatesh is trying his hands at full-length comedy with upcoming...
  • AR Rahman's band NAFS debuts, performs at the Global Indian Music Awards 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Music maestro AR Rahman's band NAFS gave its maiden performance here at the fifth edition of Gionee Star Global Indian Music Awards (GiMA). The awards ceremony took place Tuesday in the presence of the crème de la crème of the music and film fraternity. The ceremony, hosted by singer Mika Singh...
  • 'Erra Bus' director Dasari Narayana Rao to collaborate with actor-politician Pawan Kalyan next 1 week ago

    Chennai: Veteran filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao, whose last Telugu outing "Erra Bus" turned out to be a debacle, has revealed that his next project will be with actor-politician Pawan Kalyan. "My next film will be with Pawan Kalyan. I may produce or direct the film. I can't divulge any more details...
  • 'Yennai Arindhaal' : Director Gautham Vasudev Menon says he discovered his commercial side with the Ajith Kumar-starrer 1 week ago

    Chennai: Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, who is basking in the success of his latest Tamil release 'Yennai Arindhaal', says he realised he can also make commercial films through his experience of working in the film. "The initial response to 'Yennai Arindhaal' was that it didn't have all the quintessential commercial elements,...
  • Priyadarshan: I've lined up two projects in Bollywood with Akshay Kumar, and Arjun Kapoor February 19, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Ace director Priyadarshan is all set to make his Bollywood return after a gap of two years. The 58-year-old veteran opened his mind and spoke about what he intends to do from now on in a chat with IANS. "I have lined up two projects in Bollywood ... one is with...
  • Jr NTR-starrer 'Temper' mints over Rs 40 crore in first week February 19, 2015

    Chennai: Jr. NTR-starrer Telugu action-drama "Temper", which is directed by Puri Jagannadh, has collected a whopping Rs. 40 crore in its first week worldwide. "The film is turning out to be a blockbuster. In its first week, it has grossed Rs. 40 crore approximately worldwide," trade analyst Trinath told IANS. Also starring...
  • 'Love and support of Daggubati Ramanaidu's family kept him alive for so many years,' says his doctor Rajasekar February 19, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-cum-doctor Rajasekar, who was treating producer D. Ramanaidu for the last few months using Palliative care and alternative therapy, said it was the veteran's family support that gave him the strength to survive. Ramanaidu breathed his last Wednesday in Hyderabad. "The love and support of Ramanaidu's family kept him alive for...
  • Kamal Haasan: Daggubati Ramanaidu was truly a national filmmaker; it'd be unjust to introduce him as a Hindi, Tamil or Telugu producer February 19, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan feels visionary producer D. Ramanaidu, who lost his battle to cancer Wednesday, should be truly considered a national producer and not restricted to one industry. Ramanaidu, 79, had produced over 130 films in 13 Indian languages. "It would be unjust to introduce Ramanaidu saab to another generation as...
  • Daggubati Ramanaidu: The End of an inspiring journey February 19, 2015

    Hyderabad: Coming from an agricultural family, he went on to become one of Indian cinema's most loved and respected producers -- Daggubati Ramanaidu's film journey, which lasted for five glorious decades, can inspire many generations to come. Fondly referred to as a movie mogul, Ramanaidu lost his battle to prostate cancer...
  • Taapse Pannu, Riteish Deshmukh, PC Sreeram mourn filmmaker Daggubati Ramanaidu's demise February 18, 2015

    Hyderabad: The Indian film industry plunged into gloom following the death of veteran producer D. Ramanaidu, who breathed his last here Wednesday. The movie mogul, as he was fondly called by the industry and fans, lost his battle to prostate cancer. Many film personalities took to Twitter to share their grief. Here's...
  • 'Masss' rights: Eros International, Studio Green acquire worldwide rights for the Suriya starrer February 18, 2015

    Chennai: The worldwide rights of upcoming Tamil supernatural thriller "Masss", starring Suriya, Nayantara and Pranitha, have been jointly acquired by Eros International Media Limited and Studio Green. The film, scheduled to release mid-2015, is the first collaboration of director Venkat Prabhu with Suriya and is touted to be the first Tamil...
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award-winning filmmaker Daggubati Ramanaidu passes away at 79 February 18, 2015

    Hyderabad: Renowned Telugu producer D. Ramanaidu, who holds the record of producing films in the maximum number of Indian languages, breathed his last here Wednesday. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner and Padma Bhushan awardee was 79. "Ramanaidu, who was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, passed away at a private hospital. His...
  • Shweta Basu Prasad set to make a debut in the Kannada film industry with 'Devravne Budu Guru' February 18, 2015

    National Award-winning actress Shweta Basu Prasad has had a tough time last year with prostitution controversy. The child star-turned actress, who was embroiled in false charges of prostitution last year, is back on track as far as her career is concerned. Shweta is now set to make her Kannada film debut...