CINEMA

  • Filmmakers should enjoy liberty as other artists do: Mani Ratnam April 16, 2015

    As the debate over moves made by the censor board rages, filmmakers, actors and other prominent voices have spoken vehemently about the importance of the freedom of expression. South Indian Director Mani Ratnam said, "Censorship should also adapt as industry matures. Filmmakers should enjoy liberty as other artists do." ...
  • e Lounge: Shah Rukh Khan encourages regional cinema April 14, 2015

    "First of all I think every regional cinema should not only be supported but also encouraged. I have been living in Maharashtra for 25 years now and I am very anti anyone who talks pro or anti region. So, I am not going there," the 49-year-old actor said during a...
  • Let people decide on compulsory screening of Marathi movies: Anupam Kher April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Sunday said the people of Maharashtra should decide whether screening of Marathi movies in the state should be made compulsory. "I think it (matter) should be left to the public to decide," Kher said here on the sidelines of a media interaction organised by...
  • Regional cinema needs to be encouraged; Indian cinema is not just Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Endorsing the Maharashtra government's diktat to multiplexes to screen Marathi films on any one screen between 12 PM and 9 PM, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said it is a "wonderful" move which would encourage regional films. The government had earlier issued a directive making it mandatory for multiplexes...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: 30 years journey of Vidhu Vinod Chopra in Hindi cinema April 9, 2015

    From critically acclaimed films to commercial blockbusters, filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra describes his journey of over 30 years in Bollywood. ...
  • Believe in promoting regional cinema but not sure if putting restrictions on multiplexes will help: Karan Johar April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Director-producer Karan Johar today said that though he believes in promoting regional cinema, putting restrictions on multiplexes may not be the best way. Maharashtra government is planning to make screening of Marathi movies in the state's multiplexes mandatory during prime time slots. "I do believe in promoting regional cinema be...
  • Marathi film row: Single screen owners will be affected, says Fun Cinemas April 7, 2015

    Reacting on the Maharashtra government's decision over marathi film's screening on multiplexes during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm, Fun Cinemas' Anand Vishal said that this will affect single screen owners. ...
  • Excited to be part of Jr NTR's 25th film: Rakul Preet Singh April 1, 2015

    Chennai: Actress Rakul Preet Singh is on a roll. After signing actor Ram Charan Teja's next yet-untitled Telugu project, she has now signed another project in the language with actor Junior NTR. "Dis is 2 clarify dt m doin #ntr25 n m super excited n thankful to b a part of...
  • Suriya showers love on National Award winners March 28, 2015

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Suriya, who was delighted with his fraternity bagging eight honours at the 62nd National Film Awards, congratulated and surprised the winners with bouquets. "Suriya sir sent each winner a bouquet of flowers. He personally met and congratulated them on their victory," a source close to the actor told...
  • 'Valiyavan' review: A half-annulled comedy and an unconvincing plot makes the film boring March 28, 2015

    Film: Valiyavan Cast: Jai, Andrea Jeremiah, Bala Saravanan, Azhagam Perumal, Anupama Kumar Director: M. Saravanan 'Valiyavan'... oh boy, a dull drivel from the word go. You are watching a movie whose opening credits appear on a black screen, if you are instantly reminded of a Woody Allen movie, stop your imagination right there. Andrea,...
  • Dhanush 'proud' of winning two National Awards for his production 'Kaaka Muttai' March 25, 2015

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Dhanush is proud that his production venture 'Kaaka Muttai' has won best child artist and children movie award at the 62nd National Film Awards. The film's leading child artists -- J Vignesh and Ramesh -- bagged the honour for their poignant portrayal of inseparable siblings living in a...
  • Sadha makes comeback with Vadivelu's 'Eli' March 21, 2015

    Chennai: Actress Sadha, who was last seen in 2011 Tamil film 'Puli Vesham', is making a comeback of sorts to the industry with upcoming Tamil comedy 'Eli', starring comedian Vadivelu in the lead. "Sadha has been roped in to play an important role. I can't divulge more details, but she will...
  • Rajinikanth pays hefty amount to settle the losses incurred by 'Lingaa' distributors March 21, 2015

    Chennai: The 'Lingaa' issue with the distributors, who claimed heavy losses, seems to have finally resolved amicably after the intervention of superstar Rajinikanth, who agreed to pay a lump sum amount. "Rajini sir paid the amount to producer Rockline Venkatesh and requested him to settle the losses of the distributors. While...
  • Trailer review: 'S/o Satyamurthy' looks like a typical Trivikram film March 21, 2015

    The first odd thing about the audio release of Trivikram's 'S/o Satyamurthy' is that not a word was spoken about M. S. Narayana. The man who threw us into uncontrollable zones of laugher is no more with us. I wish someone had mentioned his name, a word or two wouldn't...
  • Amitabh Bachchan: I have had great respect for the giants of the Southern Film Industry March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan, who will be seen in a commercial with southern superstars, says he has had immense admiration and respect for actors and filmmakers of the southern film industry since the beginning of his career. "My admiration for the Southern Film Industry needs no endorsement...I have had great respect for...
  • Hindi cinema universal, but regional cinema incredible: Amitabh Bachchan March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Indian film icon Amitabh Bachchan says Hindi cinema may be universal because of its language factor in the country, but he finds the immense presence of regional cinema to be "incredible". The actor was recently down south to shoot for a TV commercial with southern superstars. In a photograph which he...
  • National Award winning film editor TE Kishore passes away March 7, 2015

    Chennai: National award-winning film editor T.E Kishore, who was undergoing treatment for a brain stroke, breathed his last on Friday at a hospital here, said a family source. Kishore was 36 and died at the Vijaya Hospital. He is survived by his parents. "Kishore was hospitalised few days ago after he suffered...
  • 'Kaaki Sattai' strikes gold at box office, earns Rs 15 crores in four days of its release March 3, 2015

    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 March 3, 2015

    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' March 1, 2015

    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 March 1, 2015

    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 March 1, 2015

    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 March 1, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 27, 2015

    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 February 27, 2015

    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...