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  • 'Ya Ya' review: This Tamil film banks on stereotypes September 22, 2013

    Cast: Shiva, Santhanam, Dhansika, Sandhya, Srinivasan, Illavarasu and Devadarshini Director: I Rajasekaran Rating: 2 out of 5 We all love to sit back and laugh our way through a film. But, what if this happens week after week for months on end? Tamil cinema has been going through this phase for nearly a...
  • We stand for Sri Lankan Tamils: Sarath Kumar April 2, 2013

    Chennai After the Tamil film industry observed a day long fast Tuesday to protest alleged "war crimes" against Tamils in Sri Lanka, actor R Sarath Kumar said the entire Tamil film industry stands united for Sri Lankan Tamils. "We as an industry will stand united for our brothers and sisters in...
  • Tamil actor Vikram moved after watching 'Paradesi' March 29, 2013

    Director Bala's 'Paradesi' has moved almost everyone and actor Vikram is no exception to the news. After having watched the film in the big screen, Vikram immediately headed to Bala's office to congratulate him. The two discussed in detail, over each scene nuance in the film. It is believed that...
  • I'm honoured to recieve National Award: Poornima March 19, 2013

    Chennai: Poornima Ramaswamy headed straight to director Bala Pazhanisaamy's residence after hearing that she had won the National Award for best costume designer for Tamil period-drama 'Paradesi'. "I'm honoured to receive a National Award for my debut film. How many would be blessed with such an honour for their first film?...
  • Poorna Ramaswamy wins Best costume for 'Paradesi' March 18, 2013

    Chennai: Poornima Ramaswamy headed straight to director Bala Pazhanisaamy's residence after hearing that she had won the National Award for best costume designer for Tamil period-drama 'Paradesi'. "I'm honoured to receive a National Award for my debut film. How many would be blessed with such an honour for their first film?...
  • Why you should watch Bala's film 'Paradesi' March 16, 2013

    Bala's 'Paradesi' may not be as entertaining as any recent Tamil flick, but it is riveting, brutal and realistic as any film in a long time. For those seeking a realistic alternate from commercial Tamil cinema, this creation is a blessing. In a small hamlet in Salur, reside hundreds of happy...
  • Paradesi review: It's a master class in great filmmaking March 16, 2013

    Cast: Adharvaa, Dhansika, Uday Karthik, Ritwika, Jerry Director: Bala Over the past decade, director Bala's style of filmmaking has become popular for a lot of reasons. Not only has his work received critical acclaim numerous times, but actors who have featured in them have also produced the performance of their lifetime. So,...
  • Anurag Kashyap to release 'Paradesi' in north India February 10, 2013

    Chennai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who recently lauded Tamil period drama 'Paradesi', about affliction of tea plantation workers in southern India, after watching it at a private screening, now wants to promote the film in the northern region of the country. Set in pre independent India, 'Paradesi', based on Paul Harris Daniel's...
  • Anurag Kashyap lauds Tamil film 'Paradesi' February 8, 2013

    Chennai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap said he was "absolutely blown" by Tamil period drama 'Paradesi', which he watched at a private screening. "Just saw Bala's 'Paradesi'. Absolutely blown by it. His best yet," tweeted Kashyap, known for his offbeat Hindi films. 'Paradesi', based on English novel 'Red Tea' by Paul Harris Daniel, is...
  • '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 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...
  • Paradesi: Watch the trailer of Bala's Tamil film November 28, 2012

    Directed by Bala, the film stars Adharvaa, Dhansika and Vedhika in the lead roles. The film is based on real life incidents that took place before independence in the 1930s. It is based on the novel 'Red Tea'. ...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • First Look: Atharvaa starrer 'Paradesi' August 8, 2012

    The first look poster of Bala's film 'Paradesi' has been unveiled. The posters have been revealed in English, Tamil and Telugu and has 'Paradesi' written in a parched paper, the film is based on real life incidents that took place before independence in the 1930s. The film that was wrapped in...
  • Why 'Maatraan' is called 'Maattrraan' now August 8, 2012

    Suriya Sivakumar's 'Maattrraan' has undergone a title change, apparently in sync with the film's theme all the letters have doubled, 'Maatraan' to 'Maattrraan', Suriya plays conjoined twins in the film. The makers are currently busy with the audio launch of the movie. The event's satellite rights have been bagged...
  • Actress Dhansika likely to act in 'Ethir Neechal' July 28, 2012

    Media had earlier reported that Sivakarthikeyan's 'Ethir Neechal' has another heroine apart from Priya Anand. We had then published that debutant director Senthil and producer Dhanush were in the process of finalising a well known actor for the role. It is now known that Dhansika , who has acted in 'Aravaan',...
  • Dhansika plays second lead in Ethir Neechal July 13, 2012

    Tamil: Dhansika will be seen in Sivakarthikeyan's Ethir Neechal as the second female lead. While Sivakarthikeyan and Priya Anand play the lead roles, Dhansika will be seen as a coach who trains Sivakarthikeyan. The film is produced by Dhanush who worked with Siva in 3 and shares a good rapport with...
  • 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...
  • Tamil Review: 'Aravaan' is impressive March 4, 2012

    Chennai: Film: 'Aravaan': Cast: Aathi, Pasupathi, Dhanshika; Director: Vasanthabalan; Producer; T. Siva; Storwriter: Su. Venkatesan and Vasanthabalan; Composer: Karthik; Cinematographer: Siddharth; Rating: *** Vasantabalan, who made a name for himself by sensitively handling human lives and emiotions in his films, has come out with 'Aravaan', based on a novel by Su....
  • 'Aravaan' to recreate the ancient Madurai February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Eagerly awaited Tamil film 'Aravaan' is a period flick based on the novelist Venkatesan's book 'Kaaval Kottam' and stars Aadhi, Dhansika and Archana Kavi in the main roles. Kabir Bedi is also playing a pivotal character in the film. The film also marks the debut of the singer...