KAMAL HAASAN

  • Kamal Haasan: Trouble and controversies always follow me 6 days ago

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is busy promoting forthcoming Tamil release 'Uttama Villain', has wrestled with so many controversies over the years that he feels they follow him and will continue for the remainder of his career. "Even till last week, we were fighting a case in connection with my film...
  • Oscar winning sound mixer Craig Mann collaborates with Indian technicians for Kamal Haasan's 'Uttama Villain' March 4, 2015

    Chennai: Sound designer Kunal Rajan says working with Oscar-winning sound mixer Craig Mann in Kamal Haasan's Tamil musical drama 'Uttama Villain" was fabulous. He says the two had a blast mixing the film, slated for release on April 2. "Craig and I have worked together on a few Hollywood projects. When...
  • After 'Uttama Villain', Kamal Haasan to start working on a thriller set in Mauritius March 3, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is awaiting the release of Tamil period-drama 'Uttama Villain', will soon start working on a yet-untitled thriller in the language. He also plans to direct the film. "Kamal sir recently returned from locating scouting in Mauritius for his next film, which will be a thriller with...
  • '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...
  • Kamal Haasan congratulates Canadian sound mixer Craig Mann on his Oscar win February 26, 2015

    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...
  • Kamal Haasan: I wish everybody had a friend like filmmaker RC Sakthi February 24, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan Monday said he has lost a great friend, following the sudden death of Tamil director R.C. Sakthi. Haasan said everybody should have a great friend like the Tamil veteran. Sakthi breathed his last here Monday at a private hospital following old age-related ailments. He was 75. "He was part...
  • 'Unarchigal' director R.C Sakthi passes away at 75 February 24, 2015

    Chennai: Popular Tamil director R.C Sakthi, who launched Kamal Haasan in a lead role, breathed his last Monday at a private hospital here. He was 75. "Director Sakthi passed away at SRM hospital due to old age-related ailments," a source close to the director's family told IANS. Sakthi started his career as...
  • 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...
  • Kamal Haasan is like a magician; you want to see his every act, every film: Pooja Kumar February 17, 2015

    Chennai: Multi-talented actress Pooja Kumar, who will soon be seen in Kamal Haasan-starrer "Uttama Villain" and "Vishwaroopam 2", says she'd like to bring experiences of her life into acting. "I have a degree in finance and politics. I've produced short films and I'm a trained dancer too. I enjoy taking out...
  • Kamal Haasan location scouting in Mauritius for next film; announces the audio release for 'Uttama Villain' February 12, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has three films ready for release, is scouting locations in Mauritius for his next yet-untitled Tamil project. In a video, shared on Kamal's official Youtube account Thursday, he has revealed that he's busy searching locations for his next film in the scenic environs of Mauritius. He also...
  • Kamal Haasan's 'Uttama Villain' to release on April 2; Eros International bags theatrical rights February 11, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain" will hit the theatres April 2. Eros International has bagged the theatrical rights of the film along with its Telugu dubbed version. "We are extremely proud to associate with Eros, the most powerful and successful name in contemporary Indian cinema to co-produce our...
  • Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan to play Aamir Khan's role in 'PK' remake? February 9, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is likely to play the lead in the Tamil remake of Hindi blockbuster "PK", if sources are to believed. The yet-untitled remake will be produced by Gemini Film Circuit, which had earlier remade Rajkumar Hirani's "Munnabhai M.B.B.S." and "3 Idiots" as "Vasool Raja M.B.B.S." and "Nanban", respectively. "Gemini...
  • From 'Kaakha Kaakha' to 'Yennai Arindhaal': A look at Gautham Menon's understanding of righteous cops and passionate women February 2, 2015

    Bangalore: Gautham Menon has directed more than a dozen movies in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi in a decade and a half. The genres he has sunk his teeth into are a handful - romantic drama, crime, psychological thriller. His filmography can be put into any of those drawers. He's one of...
  • 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...