Nanban

  • Tamil actor Jiiva roped for 'Kai Po Che' remake? March 6, 2013

    Famous writer and author Chetan Bhagat has almost firmed up an inseparable link with the Indian film industry. Earlier, his first novel 'Five Point Someone' was loosely adapted in the Hindi movie '3 Idiots', which was later remade into Tamil, under the direction of Shankar, starring three ace actors as...
  • Tamil Directors queue up for actor Vijay February 22, 2013

    Ilayathalapathy Vijay is undoubtedly the USP of all his films. The Gilli hero faced a series of mishaps when a few continuous movies turned out to be flops. The last year has been good for this actor with 'Nanban' and 'Thuppaki'. His new look with the audience made people look...
  • 2012: Year of small films at southern boxoffice December 25, 2012

    Chennai: Believe it or not but 2012 has sounded the death knell for heroworshipping scripts. Out of the 423 films released to date in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam, the most successful have been the ones sans any superstar or mega budget. Some of the small wonders of 2012 include Tamil...
  • Jiiva possess great musical skills December 11, 2012

    Actor Jiiva has been known to be a multitalented personality. The actor has also tried his hand at producing films and is known to be a great guy to have around at shooting spots, parties and just about anywhere. Irrespective of the situation, Jiiva's friendliness and downtoearth behaviour has always...
  • Tamil film 'Thuppakki': Excellent business overseas November 20, 2012

    Tamil film 'Thuppakki' which starred Vijay in the lead role has done excellent business in USA, UK and Australia. The film in its opening weekend grossed; "Rs 1.18 crore in Uk, Rs 1.76 crore in USA and Rs 37.99 lacs in Australia', tweeted movie critic Taran Adarsh. The Diwali release,...
  • Jiiva and Vijay to do a cameo in 'Onbadhula Guru' November 1, 2012

    They rocked together in 'Nanban' directed by Shankar. Now it seems Vijay and Jiiva will work for a movie once again, however in cameo appearances this time. We are talking about 'Onbadhula Guru', which has Vinay in the lead. The movie is directed by PT Selvakumar, who is close to both...
  • Vijay and Sathyaraj team up for AL Vijay's film October 10, 2012

    It is too early to forget the powerful role performed by Sathyaraj in Vijay starrer 'Nanban' directed by Shankar, which hit the screens earlier this year. Now the Ilayathalapathy and the 'Puratchi Thamizhan' are joining hands once again, this time for a film to be helmed by AL Vijay of 'Thaandavam'...
  • Ileana D'Cruz to relocate to Mumbai soon October 10, 2012

    She is a popular actress in the south and her debut Hindi flick has emerged as a blockbuster. So what's next? No prizes for guessing that Ileana D'Cruz would relocate to Mumbai soon, to focus more on Bollywood. The 'Nanban' actress owns a flat in Bandra and is all set to...
  • 'Enthiran' to be discussed at media conclave October 4, 2012

    It was no surprise when the organisers of Media and Entertainment Business Conclave chose 'Enthiran' (2010) for discussion for a session dedicated to computer graphics and 3D technology. For, the second movie in which director Shankar and superstar Rajinikanth came together after Sivaji (2007), was the one that...
  • Tamil Review: 'Saattai' is an interesting watch September 21, 2012

    2012 seems to be a year of movies that speak about the need to reform the education system. First came 'Nanban' and then followed 'Dhoni'. Now it is the turn of 'Saattai'. 'Saattai', directed by debutant M Anbhazhagan, speaks about the pitiable condition of primary education, especially in government schools. The need...
  • Shankar in talks with Deepika, Priyanka for 'I' July 25, 2012

    Everything about a Shankar directorial is nothing less than news. It is now said that his 'I' with Vikram and Amy Jackson is a periodcumcontemporary entertainer and that there's room for another female lead in the second half of the film. Rumors suggest that Deepika Padukone has been approached for...
  • Video: Vijay's look in Tamil movie 'Nanban' May 25, 2012

    With Vijay's 'Velayudham' becoming a Diwali release, it is confirmed that the Ilayathalapathy's next venture, the Shankardirected 'Nanban', will hit the screens for Pongal. 'Nanban', a remake of Bollywood blockbuster 'Three Idiots', stars Vijay, Srikanth, Jiiva, Ileana D' Cruz, Sathyaraj in lead roles with Anuya Bhagawath and S J Suryah playing...
  • Suriya to replace Vikram in Shankar's next flick April 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Looks like filmmaker Shankar has begun work for his next flick, after Nanban. While it was said that Vikram had been chosen to play the lead for the yettobetitled movie, there were reports that Suriya was also being approached by the filmmaker. This film is no multistarrer like...
  • Bollywood vs South: Riteish and Srikanth January 23, 2012

    New Delhi: South Indian film industry and Bollywood are very different from each other in terms of everything, from the actor's mannerism to their niche audience base but certain actors represent the same set of skills despite being in separate industries. Srikanth and Riteish Deshmukh also have a lot in...
  • Vijay overwhelmed with the success of 'Nanban' January 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Actor Vijay, who is slowly coming to terms with the magnitude of the success of 'Nanban', had a valid reason for coming late to the press conference called recently to announce the film's success. The star was caught in a traffic jam! Talking more about the film and the...
  • Tamil Review: 'Nanban' is sweet and satisfying January 15, 2012

    Chennai: 'Nanban' (Tamil) Director: Shankar Cast: Vijay, Ileana, Jiiva, Shrikant It was a film that was critically acclaimed and commercially successful in its Hindi version. A tale of three friends, about the bonding and friendship, and of following ones dreams. And now 3 Idiots has been remade in Tamil as 'Nanban'. Remaking a successful...
  • 'Nanban' runs into trouble; shows cancelled January 14, 2012

    Salem, Tamil Nadu: Shows of the latest Vijaystarrer 'Nanban', a remake of Bollywood blockbuster '3 idiots', at a multiplex here have been cancelled after suspected activists of a Tamil outfit broke glass panes of the complex and burnt posters of the movie. Cutouts of the film's director Shankar...
  • Pongal releases: Nanban, Vettai hit screens January 13, 2012

    This Pongal, there are two big releases to look forward to. There is Nanban, a remake of Bollywood superhit 3 Idiots and Vettai, an action thriller starring Madhavan and Arya. ...
  • Will 'Nanban' repeat the magic of '3 Idiots'? January 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Tamil remake of the 2009 Bollywood blockbuster '3 Idiots', 'Nanban' has hit theatre screens on Thursday, January 12. The big Pongal release has been directed by S. Shankar and stars Vijay, Jeeva and Srikanth in pivotal roles. The interaction between the Hindi film industry and the Southern...
  • Tamil 'Nanban' to hit screens on January 12 January 3, 2012

    New Delhi: If media reports are to be believed then the release date of Shankar's 'Nanban' is preponed to January 12, 2012. Earlier, the film was scheduled to be released on the eve of Pongal. Directed by Shankar, 'Nanban' is the Tamil remake of '3 Idiots'. The original film had Aamir...
  • Nanban: Meet 'Idiots' Vijay, Jeeva and Srikanth December 21, 2011

    Vijay says 'follow your dream'. The idiot factor: It was the last scene of the movie when it gets too emotional, and I was supposed to be happy for my friends. Jeeva said something so funny that I really couldn't control my laughter for almost 20 minutes. The entire crew...
  • Shooting for 'Nanban' was fun, says Vijay December 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Vijay says 'follow your dream' The idiot factor: It was the last scene of the movie when it gets too emotional, and I was supposed to be happy for my friends. Jeeva said something so funny that I really couldn't control my laughter for almost 20 minutes. The entire...
  • Bollywood vs South: Imran Khan or Jeeva? December 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Bollywood and the South Indian film industry are different from each other but there are actors in both the industries who have similar mannerism and niche audience base. Imran Khan of the Hindi film industry and Jeeva of Tamil films make one such pair with more than...