SHANKAR

  • Vikram's 'I' hits the bull's eye; collects over Rs 100 crore in its opening weekend worldwide January 20, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar's Tamil magnum opus "I", despite mixed reviews, has managed to set the box office on fire by collecting over Rs.100 crore in its opening weekend worldwide. "The film has done exceptionally good business outside Tamil Nadu as well. In Kerala, it has set new records for a Tamil...
  • Shankar's 'I' was distinctly homophobic in the portrayal of a transgender make-up artist January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Picture this: A supermodel picks up a simple young body builder and takes him out for a makeover. He's grateful for the gesture and can't wait to impress her -- that is until, he sees that her "star" make-up person is a transgender. That's when he breaks into...
  • 'I' filmmaker Shankar seeks police protection following protest by a group of transgenders outside his house January 19, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar has sought police protection following protest by a group of transgenders outside his residence here after they found objectionable scenes about their community in his latest Tamil magnum opus "I". The transgender community is upset with the way Shankar has portrayed the character essayed by popular make-up artist,...
  • 'I' filmmaker Shankar faces wrath of transgender community January 18, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar has earned the wrath of a group of transgenders here after they found objectionable scenes about their community in his latest Tamil magnum opus "I", which is currently running in cinemas. The transgender community is upset with the way Shankar has portrayed the character essayed by popular make-up...
  • 'I' dissected: Why we think Vikram is a super actor and Shankar is his perfect captain January 15, 2015

    Bangalore: 'I' may not have been the quintessential Shankar film with a social message or a hero ending up pinning the screenplay down because he's all-powerful. Everybody on this planet has a love story - victorious, doomed, worrisome, negligible - in many colors and varieties but we do have our...
  • Watch: The making of 'I' January 15, 2015

    Directed by Shankar, the tamil movie 'I' stars Vikram, Amy Jackson, Suresh Gopi, and Upen Patel in lead roles. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 14, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 14, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: SC pulls up Centre over Ganga clean up January 14, 2015

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Centre on the issue of cleaning of the Ganges and asked for a status report on setting up of sewage treatment plants within six months. ...
  • Oscar winner AR Rahman composes music for 'I' January 14, 2015

    Oscar and Grammy award winner AR Rahman teams up with Tamil cinema's visionary director Shankar for his film 'I' which releases in South Indian cinemas on Wednesday. ...
  • Haven't created visual effects for the sake of it, says 'I' director Shankar January 14, 2015

    Tamil cinema's visionary director Shankar's 'I' featuring superstar Vikram released on Wednesday. The film has been shrouded in secrecy for months and the film has Vikram donning multiple looks, including a werewolf-like beast, and a disfigured man. Shankar said, "I don't do visual effects for the sake of visual...
  • Shankar's 'I' releases in South Indian cinema today January 14, 2015

    On the occasion of Pongal, Shankar's 'I' featuring Vikram was released in a Tamil, Telugu and a dubbed Hindi version. The movie sees Vikram in four different roles. The actor has described his role in the movie as one of the most challenging one in his career. The movie has...
  • Between Takes: Vikram, Shankar, Rahman and Sreeram talk about 'I' January 10, 2015

    Speaking to CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Tamil actor Vikram, Writer Shankar, Music Director AR Rahman and Cinematographer PC Sreeram share their experiences behind the scenes of their upcoming Tamil romantic thriller 'I'. The movie is set to be released on January 14. ...
  • Congress 'throwing in the towel' ahead of Delhi polls: BJP January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday accused Congress of "throwing in the towel" ahead of Delhi Assembly elections after former chief minister Sheila Dikshit's comment that the party may extend support to Aam Aadmi Party in case of a hung verdict. "...The rivals are coming together. Sheila Dikshit is promoting Aam...
  • Madras High Court issues a stay order on Shankar's 'I'; may not get a theatrical release on scheduled date January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another blow to the Tamil film industry, the Madras High Court has ordered a stay on Shankar's film ' I ' until 30th January. Picture House Media had filed a petition seeking an interim stay on the film as the producers, had reportedly agreed to settle outstanding...
  • Use post offices to deliver services, information: PM Modi January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: To leverage the assets of postal network, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said post offices in rural areas can be used to deliver various services and information to the individual households. He also said the postal network can become a driving force for the economy, similar to the...
  • Rajkumar Hirani: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a courageous man; have tremendous respect for him January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Parts of Rajkumar Hirani's 'PK', which questions people's blind faith in godmen, were shot at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's ashram premises. When the filmmaker was questioned as to why he has thanked the spiritual leader in his film's credits, he says he's "only against fake gurus". Significant portions of...
  • Vikram took five hours a day to transform himself into 'Ogre' for Shankar's 'I' January 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Tamil star Vikram took almost five hours everyday to transform himself into a man-like monster in his upcoming film 'I'. Vikram, 48, plays two characters in the film-- one of a normal man and other of a creature, which closely looks like an Ogre. His makeup was done by Hollywood's...
  • Illayaraja's son Yuvan Shankar Raja ties the knot for the third time January 4, 2015

    Chennai: Yuvan Shankar Raja aka Abdul Haliq, son of music maestro Illayaraja, Friday got married for a third time. He tied the knot with Malaysia-based designer Jaffrunnisha, said a family source. The wedding took place amid close friends and relatives of the bride at a resort in Ramanathapuram district in Tamil...
  • 'Shivam' review: Upendra's secular speeches and Ragini Dwivedi's dancing skills will test your patience January 2, 2015

    Cast: Upendra, Saloni, Ragini Dwivedi, Sharath Lohitashwa, Ravi Shankar, Srinivasa Murthy, Avinash, Bullet Prakash, Doddanna, Sihi Kahi Chandru. Director: Srinivasa Raju Rating: 1.5/5 Bangalore: To understand the basic plot of 'Shivam', one needs to sit for 3/4th of the duration of the film; and that's perhaps the only way the film pushes...
  • Shankar on Vikram's dedication to 'I': He was madly focussed on the role; I sometimes felt he was going crazy December 31, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar describes actor Vikram's dedication for upcoming Tamil magnum opus "I" as "crazy" and mad" and says it has worked in favour of the film. "For the role of the bodybuilder, I requested Vikram to put on weight. He worked extremely hard for it and we were happy with...
  • 'I' director Shankar wants to direct a Telugu film; says he's indebted to his Telugu-speaking audience December 31, 2014

    Hyderabad: Filmmaker Shankar, who was here for the audio launch of his upcoming Tamil magnum opus "I", Tuesday said he would like to direct a Telugu film in the future. "I'm indebted to the audience here. I will direct a Telugu film in the future. I hope it happens soon," Shankar...
  • 'I' is going to be a step forward for me as an actor; I get to play four different characters: Vikram December 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Southern superstar Vikram, who promoted his film "I" here, said it's a step forward for him as an actor. The actor who will be seen in different looks in the film said: "Body building took me three years to achieve that body for the film. It took me three to...
  • AR Rahman: I am scripting a film and also co-producing it December 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Oscar-winning music director A.R.Rahman, who has also composed the music of forthcoming release "I", says he is busy scripting a film that he also plans to co-produce. There were reports that celebrated Indian singer-composer is planning to direct a movie soon but he has a different story to tell. "I am...