KAMAL HAASAN

  • Photo of the day: Sridevi, Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan honour music maestro Ilaiyaraaja January 21, 2015

    His contribution to the showbiz industry is huge. And the impact of his works remains unmatched. That's why 'Shamitabh' which is the 1000th film of which music maestro Ilaiyaraaja remains special for him. And to ensure his feat didn't go unnoticed, filmmaker R. Balki organised an event to felicitate him....
  • 'Uttama Villain' trailer dissected: Kamal Haasan shines in this story of an artiste and a villain January 13, 2015

    Bangalore: While the wait for Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam II' grows indomitably, his ambitious next 'Uttama Villain', directed by his friend Ramesh Aravind is hitting the screens sooner than we thought it would. Our first take: the trailer for 'Uttama Villain' is refreshing. Having said that we're still not sure...
  • 'Uttama Villain' trailer: Kamal Haasan shifts effortlessly between the roles of a Theyyam performer and a film star January 13, 2015

    'Uttama Villain' is a Tamil film directed by Ramesh Aravind and produced by N Lingusamy. Kamal Haasan has scripted and co-produced the film under his production banner Raaj Kamal Films International. ...
  • 'Uttama Villain' trailer to release on Pongal January 12, 2015

    Chennai: The much awaited trailer of Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil comedy drama 'Uttama Villain' will be unveiled Jan 14 on the festive occasion of Pongal. Directed by Ramesh Arvind, the film also stars Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar and Parvathy Nair in lead roles. "Curious to know your reaction to #UttamaVillain trailer releasing Jan...
  • Kamal Haasan: 'Uttama Villain' trailer to be out soon; currently working on sound mixing December 30, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has revealed that the trailer of his upcoming Tamil film 'Uttama Villain' is ready and will be unveiled soon. In a video released on Youtube channel, Haasan said the sound mixing work of the film is currently underway in Los Angeles. "The trailer is ready and should be...
  • Kamal Haasan to miss his mentor K Balachander's last rites; will meet the filmmaker's family and pay respects tonight December 24, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will miss saying a final goodbye to his mentor, veteran filmmaker K. Balachander, who will be cremated here Wednesday afternoon. Balachander died here Tuesday following prolonged illness. He was 84. "We had planned to cremate Balachander on Thursday, but it has now been advanced to today (Wednesday). Between...
  • Veteran Tamil filmmaker K Balachander passes away December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran filmmaker and doyen of Tamil cinema, K Balachander is no more. The 84 year old was admitted to Cauvery hospital in Chennai in the second week of December for treatment of urinary infection. The director was said to be critical and was in the Intensive Care Unit...
  • Kamal Haasan wishes guru K Balachander a speedy recovery December 16, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has wished his guru K. Balachander, who has been hospitalised due to fever and some age-related ailments, a speedy recovery. Meanwhile, the veteran filmmaker's health is improving, doctors have said. Balachander, 84, was admitted to Cauvery Hospital here Monday. Haasan is currently busy with the post-production work of...
  • Kamal Haasan wishes guru Balachander speedy recovery December 16, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has wished his guru K. Balachander, who has been hospitalised due to fever and some age-related ailments, a speedy recovery. Meanwhile, the veteran filmmaker's health is improving, doctors have said. Balachander, 84, was admitted to Cauvery Hospital in Chennai on Monday. Haasan is currently busy with the post-production...
  • Have you seen Amitabh Bachchan's 'Shamitabh' sketch? November 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan, who is active on many different social networking platforms, shared a sketch of R. Balakrishnan's ambitious project 'Shamitabh' on his official blog. The director, fondly called Balki, is helming 'Shamitabh', which also features Dhanush and marks the Bollywood debut of southern superstar actor Kamal Haasan's daughter Akshara. The...
  • Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan now has a YouTube channel; plans to share his writing, poems November 22, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan now has an official YouTube channel titled Ulaganayagan Tube. It was recently launched and has over 2,000 subscribers and over 50,000 views. The channel, which is managed by K Vaai Mozhi team, already features two Q and A sessions with Kamal Haasan, writer-director R.C Shakti and music...
  • IFFI 2014: Rajinikanth is the heartthrob of India; IFFI not a commercial award show, says Raveena Tandon November 21, 2014

    Panaji: Raveena Tandon, who had hosted the opening ceremony of 45th edition of International Film Festival of India which opened on November 20 at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, shared with us the reason to be in Goa. "I'm really excited to be here at IFFI. It has always...
  • 'Aval Appadithan' filmmaker C Rudhraiya passes away November 19, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil filmmaker C. Rudhraiya, who was popular for his critically acclaimed film "Aval Appadithan", passed away here late Tuesday night. He was 67. According to a family source, Rudhraiya breathed his last in a private hospital. "He was suffering from health-related issues. After being briefly hospitalised, he passed away yesterday (Tuesday),"...
  • Proper guidance needed for environmental campaigns: Kamal Haasan November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: That's the way he 'lakes' it! Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has decided to help in the cleaning up of 25 lakes in Tamil Nadu in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India campaign, says such efforts can only make an impact with right guidance. While several actors of the...
  • Controversies, progressive themes or 'cop out'? What makes Kamal Haasan the greatest artiste of our times November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: It was the year 1990, when this writer first saw critically-acclaimed actor Kamal Haasan on the big screen. It was in a crowded theatre in Maharashtra, this 4-year-old had watched 'Appu Raja' with her parents. I don't remember a lot, nor did I understand much of that film; only...
  • Big B, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan to come under one roof October 29, 2014

    Bangalore: Indian cinema's stalwarts such as Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Mammootty and Mohanlal will come together under one roof here Nov 29 for the inaugural ceremony of late Kannada superstar Rajkumar's memorial. "Our entire Kannada film fraternity will be joining hands for this programme. We've sent invitations to Amitabh...
  • Kamal Haasan gets injured on the sets of 'Papanasama', assures 'all is well' October 17, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is currently shooting in Kerala for Tamil thriller "Papanasama, said Thursday that he wasn't injured while shooting as being speculated and "all is well" with him. "Before various new ailments are endowed upon me, I hasten to clarify that all is well. It is not true...
  • Kamal Haasan invites millions for Clean India campaign October 3, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who was nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to work towards a cleaner India, humbly accepted the invitation and invited nine million people to make this a "nation building" initiative. Modi on Thursday also nominated actors Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar among others. Modi has...
  • Kamal Haasan discharged from hospital September 17, 2014

    Chennai: Actorfilmmaker Kamal Haasan, who was admitted to a private hospital here following a bout of food poisoning, was discharged Wednesday. He will resume shooting from Thursday, said his manager. He was admitted to Apollo hospital Tuesday. "Kamal sir has been discharged. He's perfectly fit and will start shooting from tomorrow (Thursday),"...
  • Actor Kamal Haasan hospitalised for food poisoning; out of danger now September 17, 2014

    Chennai: Actorfilmmaker Kamal Haasan, who was Tuesday admitted to a private hospital here following suspected symptoms of food poisoning, will be discharged Wednesday morning, said a hospital source. Kamal's manager Nikil Murugan had told IANS that the star was admitted to Apollo Hospital on Greams Road here. "We ran some tests to...
  • Robin Williams left project 'Absolutely Anything' incomplete? August 17, 2014

    The makers of "Absolutely Anything" are reportedly planning to remove actor Robin Williams' contribution in the film as the late star couldn't complete his work due to his sudden death. Williams gave his voice to the animated character of Dennis the Dog in "Absolutely Anything" a liveaction British comedy...
  • Was Kamal Haasan right in calling Robin Williams' suicide a 'copout'? August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: What must have Robin Williams be thinking while taking his life? In a rather graphic report released by Marin County assistant deputy chief coroner, the authorities have said that Williams was found hanging by the roof of his room, by his own belt. With more gruesome details coming...
  • If the alleged story about Robin William's suicide is true then I dislike him: Kamal Haasan August 12, 2014

    Chennai: Actorfilmmaker Kamal Haasan, whose "Chachi 420" was based on actor Robin Williams "Mrs. Doubtfire", mourns the death of the Oscarwinning star and also credits him for revolutionising the portrayal of men on the big screen and bringing dignity to male crying. Williams was found dead Monday in his home in...
  • Akshara is in good hands: Kamal Haasan on daughter's Bollywood debut July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Kamal Haasan feels his daughter Akshara, who is making her debut in Bollywood with R Balki's 'Shamitabh', is in good hands and does not need his advice. "I think she should not take any advice from old time actors. I think she knows her way. And she will...