Madhavan

  • If you love your country, then do vote: R Madhavan 07-04-2014 05:05 PM

    Mumbai: Actor R.Madhavan has urged citizens to be a responsible "aam aadmi" (common man) and to step out and vote for the love of their country. The general election started Monday. "This is most important election of our (country's) history and I would want everyone to go and vote," Madhavan...
  • Tamil Review: 'Thegidi' is a taut film executed in style 02-03-2014 10:46 AM

    'Thegidi'; Director: P. Ramesh; Cast: Ashok Selvan, Chakrapani, Govardhan, Janani Iyer, Jayakumar, Jayaprakash, Kaali, Kamalakannan, Madhavan and Pradeep Nair; Rating: ***1/2 According to a line from "Thegidi", "the core concentration of a detective's job is shadowing and surveillance". It's after you hear this line and understand what it means completely,...
  • Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots' nominated for Japan Academy Awards 27-01-2014 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan-starrer '3 Idiots' has been nominated for the 37th Japan Academy Awards in the best Outstanding Foreign Language Film category. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the movie, which released in India Dec 23, 2009, was a blockbuster. It also featured Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavan and Kareena Kapoor. According...
  • Kavya Madhavan to star in Jeethu's next film 26-01-2014 03:59 PM

    After the success of 'Drishyam', director Jeethu is all set to make his next Malayalam film. However, the director will not team up with Mammootty for his next, but will instead make women centric film. If reports are to be believed, Jeethu has roped in actress Kavya Madhavan in the...
  • Sifting through The Life and Times of Layla The Ordinary 17-01-2014 09:15 PM

    The Life and Times of Layla The Ordinary is one of the best books released for the young adult section in recent times, for more reasons than one. This is Minna Madhavan's first work for the young adult sphere, and has been published by the Penguin Group, under the young...
  • Kangana Ranaut, Vidyut Jamwal named PETA's hottest vegetarians 04-01-2014 04:28 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood heartthrob Vidyut Jamwal and diva Kangana Ranaut have been named PETA India's hottest vegetarian celebrities of 2013. After garnering thousand's of votes, Jamwal, 33, and Ranaut, 26, bagged the top spot to be named the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India's hottest star. They...
  • Meera Jasmine, not Kavya Madhavan finalised for 'Onnum Mindathe' 28-10-2013 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: Actress Meera Jasmine is ready to make a comeback. The actress, who made headlines for signing 'Mazhaneerthullikal' opposite Anoop Menon, is doing another film. Is reports are to be believed, she has replaced Kavya Madhavan in 'Onnum Mindathe'. While she plays the female lead, Jayaram plays the male...
  • India is the new flavour in Hollywood: R Madhavan 06-10-2013 05:53 PM

    Mumbai: Actor R Madhavan says filmmakers in West have realised the potential of Indian actors being able to take a film to wider audience which is why they want to rope them in Hollywood films. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and others have been part of Hollywood films....
  • Indian actors lack bandwidth to succeed internationally: R Madhavan 28-09-2013 11:31 AM

    New Delhi: Bollywood's big names Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Irrfan have tasted the Hollywood flavour. But R Madhavan, who has finally crossed over with international project 'Night Of The Living Dead: Origins', says Indian actors lack the capacity to establish themselves in an international set-up. "We have a long...
  • Just a good script is not enough, says R Madhavan 26-09-2013 09:28 AM

    New Delhi: The script is not the only thing that R Madhavan looks at while deciding a film. The producer and cast are equally important for him. "I used to only look at the script. Now, I look at the set up, producer and rest of the team," Madhavan told...
  • Hindi remake of 'Vettai' to be a commercial potboiler: Karan Johar 30-07-2013 03:40 PM

    Mumbai: In a first for filmmaker Karan Johar, he will be co-producing a remake of a south Indian masala film 'Vettai'. 'Vettai' is a 2012 Tamil action film directed by N Linguswamy. The original film starring Arya, R Madhavan, Sameera Reddy and Amala Paul was a huge hit. "I was...
  • Night of the Living Dead: R Madhavan to star in Hollywood horror 28-07-2013 02:00 PM

    Mumbai: R Madhavan is the latest Bollywood actor to join the Hollywood bandwagon with producer Simon West's horror remake of 1968 film 'Night of the Living Dead'. The 3D reboot, directed by Zebediah De Soto, is a reimagining of George A Romero's hit black-and-white movie. It revolves around a group...
  • Madhavan-Kangana to unite again for 'Tanu Weds Manu' sequel 25-07-2013 03:32 PM

    Mumbai: Actors R Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut, the lead pair of 'Tanu Weds Manu', are all set to take the hit romantic comedy ahead in its sequel, to be helmed by Aanand L Rai. The 2011 film was the love story of an NRI and a feisty girl (Kangana) from...
  • Why 'Raanjhanaa' director prefers to work with southern actors 21-06-2013 12:11 PM

    Chennai: Bollywood director Anand L. Rai prefers working with southern actors because his scripts demand simple characters and he finds these in them. While he worked with Tamil actor R. Madhavan in 'Tanu Weds Manu', he roped in Dhanush for 'Raanjhanaa'. "I think it's because the scripts I write require...
  • Kamal Haasan is Madhavan's god 13-05-2013 05:52 PM

    Chennai: Southern actor R Madhavan looks up to actor filmmaker Kamal Haasan as his deity, and when he met him recently at an award ceremony, he felt like a teenager again. "Had a great time at the Vijay Awards. Met my god Kamal sir again after a while. (I) was...
  • Naga Chaitanya is a fast evolving mass hero: Sunil Varma 25-04-2013 12:10 PM

    Chennai: Telugu actor Sunil Varma, who shares screen space with Naga Chaitanya in upcoming action drama, 'Thadaka', feels that the latter is one of the fast evolving mass heroes in the industry. "I played his (Chaitanya) friend in his debut film 'Josh' and play his co-star in 'Thadaka'. The transformation...
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  • 'Tanu Weds Manu' remake better than original: Producer 15-11-2012 05:33 PM

    Chennai: Telugu producer NV Prasad feels his upcoming romantic comedy 'Mr. Pelli Koduku', a Telugu remake of Bollywood hit 'Tanu Weds Manu', will be superior than the original. "We are confident that our film will be better than the original. We've presented the story in such a way that it...
  • Documentary to be made on veteran actor Madhavan Nair 08-11-2012 12:10 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A documentary film on veteran actor Madhu a.k.a. Madhavan Nair is on the anvil, which will chronicle his rise to fame in the Malayalam film industry. The actor has portrayed variety of roles in his career spanning 50 years. While cinematorapher Pushpan is helming the documentary, it will be...
  • MT Vasudevan Nair to get KP Kesava Menon Award 01-11-2012 11:56 AM

    Chennai: Author, screenplay-writer and film director MT Vasudevan Nair will be honoured with the KP Kesava Menon award for his work in the area of literature. Nair has been selected for the award considering his comprehensive contributions in social, cultural and literary areas. Instituted by Tharoor KP Kesava Menon memorial...
  • 'Jodi Breakers' inspired by a French film? 09-01-2012 01:35 PM

    Mumbai: The first look of the R Madhavan and Bipasha Basu starrer 'Jodi Breakers' seems uncannily similar to a 2010 French rom-com that starred Romain Duris and Venessa Paradis (Johnny Depp's partner of 14 years). Avinash Jumani, the Indian distributor of the French film that is soon to release here...
  • Watch: Trailer of 'Jodi Breakers' 05-01-2012 07:08 PM

    New Delhi: The first trailer of director Ashwini Chaudhary's 'Jodi Breakers' is out. The trailer features R Madhavan and Bipasha Basu in the lead roles while Omi Vaidya and Dipannita Sharma will be seen in the supporting roles. Apparently the film is about two break up experts who eventually fall...