SOUTH CINEMA

  • 100 days of 'Kaththi': Director AR Murugadoss thanks Vijay, his fans 2 days ago

    Chennai: AR Murugadoss' Tamil film "Kaththi" celebrates its 100th day in cinemas Thursday and the filmmaker thanked everybody for the success. "#KATHTHIHitsCentury Thank you so much for you all, Vijay sir, my producers, my entire crew and my assistant directors," Murugadoss posted on Twitter Thursday. "Kaththi", which featured Vijay in dual roles,...
  • Vijay's 'Kaththi' completes 100 days; fans celebrate by sharing photos, videos, collages on Twitter, Facebook 2 days ago

    With the hashtag #KATHTHIHitsCentury, the Ilayathalapathy fans kept the actor's name as well as his film trending today.Directed by AR Murugadoss, the Tamil action film 'has raked in over Rs 100 crore at the box office worldwide. This is the filmmaker's third film in a row after 'Thuppakki' and 'Holiday:...
  • 'Fireman' trailer: Mammootty and Unni Mukundan play the two conscientious men in red hats 2 days ago

    Directed by Deepu Karunakaran and featuring Mammootty, Unni Mukundan and Nyla Usha in key roles, the story of 'Fireman' revolves around the life of the "unsung heroes" who work in the fire department in India. ...
  • 'Temper' trailer: Junior NTR introduces himself as 'fully corrupt, criminal minded and 100 per cent cunning' 2 days ago

    The makers of 'Temper' have released the film's first proper trailer and those who have watched it would agree that Junior NTR looks amazing as a rough cop. He even introduces himself as: "My name is Daya. Sub-Inspector of Police. Fully corrupted, criminal minded, 100 per cent cunning." The film...
  • Neha Ratnakaran on 'Ivanuku Thannila Gandam': Tamil industry great place to mark one's debut 3 days ago

    Chennai: Kerala-based Neha Ratnakaran, who is making her cinematic debut in upcoming comedy drama "Ivanuku Thannila Gandam", says Tamil filmdom is the best place for an actor to start one's career. "When I got the lead role in 'Ivanuku Thannila Gandam' I was excited because I was going to make my...
  • 'Pataas' a much needed hit for Kalyan Ram; the film has minted about Rs 8 crore in the opening weekend 3 days ago

    Chennai: After a series of flops, actor-producer Kalyan Ram has tasted success in the form of his latest Telugu release "Pataas", which is turning out to be a sleeper hit. The film has minted about Rs. 8 crore in its opening weekend. "Not only has 'Pataas' minted money, but it has...
  • 'Karthikeya' actress Swathi Reddy to be a part of 'Geethanjali' sequel? 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Actress Swathi Reddy, who is basking in the success of "Karthikeya", is being considered for the sequel to last year's Telugu sleeper hit "Geethanjali". The rest of the cast is expected to be finalised soon. "The plan to make a sequel was finalised in December last year. Since then the...
  • Actor-singer Remya Nambeesan happy to play village-based character in Tamil comedy 'Naalu Polisum Nalla Irundha Oorum' 3 days ago

    Chennai: Actor-singer Remya Nambeesan, who has been waiting to play a rural character since "Kullanari Kootam", was glad to have landed an opportunity to play one such role in upcoming Tamil comedy "Naalu Polisum Nalla Irundha Oorum". "The last time I played a village-based role was in 'Kullanari Kootam'. Since then,...
  • Chennai theatre receives a bomb threat against the release of 'Yennai Arindhaal' 3 days ago

    Chennai: Udhayam Cinemas here Tuesday received a bomb threat against the release of Ajith Kumar-starrer Tamil actioner-thriller "Yennai Arindhaal", which is slated for release Feb 5. "We received an anonymous letter last night. It was a bomb threat warning us to not release 'Yennai Arindhaal'. It has been reported to the...
  • Noted Malayalam comedian Mala Aravindan passes away; he was 76 years old 3 days ago

    Thrissur: Malayalam film industry's popular comedian Mala Aravindan, who acted in close to 400 films in the last 37 years, died Tuesday morning, his family said. He was 76. He suffered a cardiac arrest Jan 19 and was hospitalised. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Coimbatore. A noted theatre...
  • AR Rahman enthrals audiences at Vadodara cultural festival 3 days ago

    Vadodara: Noted musician AR Rahman enthralled the audience with his music and popular songs at the closing of the four-day Vadodara International Art and Culture Festival 'Vadfest' here. Rahman sang a couple of his own numbers like 'Dil Se' and concluded the three-and-half hour musical show last night with the rendition...
  • Jyothika's remake of Malayalam hit 'How Old Are You' wrapped up; Suriya wants to adapt the film in Hindi, Kannada as well 4 days ago

    Chennai: The shooting of yet-untitled Tamil remake of Malayalam hit "How Old Are You", which stars actress Jyothika in a comeback role, has been wrapped up. It may release in the summer. "The film's shoot started in Delhi and has been wrapped up in 46 days. The last shot was called in...
  • Kajal Aggarwal overcomes her fear of birds for upcoming Tamil film 'Maari' 4 days ago

    Chennai: Southern actress Kajal Aggarwal is relieved that she has overcome her fear of birds thanks to the experience of shooting with them for upcoming Tamil film "Maari". "'Maari' helped me get rid of one of my worst fears. There are a lot of birds in our film and I'm really...
  • Fox Star Studios to distribute AG Amid's Tamil film 'Rajathandhiram' 4 days ago

    Chennai: Fox Star Studios has bagged the distribution rights of upcoming Tamil heist-thriller "Rajathandiram", which is a city-based con caper, and is slated for release in March. "We are proud to be associated with Fox Star Studios for our debut production 'Rajathandiram'. Thanks to our association with the legendary studio, this...
  • 'Kick 2' teaser: Ravi Teja stares into wild wasteland; picks up a shovel, gets ready for action 4 days ago

    Directed by Surender Reddy, 'Kick 2' will feature Ravi Teja and Rakul Preet Singh in key roles. The film has been produced by Nandamuri Kalyanram, under NTR Arts banner. The music for 'Kick 2' has been composed by SS Thaman. ...
  • Vignesh Shivan: When you're writing a song for Ajith's film, it's meant for millions of his fans January 21, 2015

    Chennai: Director and writer Vignesh Shivan, who penned one of the songs in actor Ajith Kumar-starrer Tamil actioner 'Yennai Arindhaal', says he was very conscious about writing the lyrics. "When you're writing a song for Ajith's film, it's also for millions of his fans. I was aware of this right from...
  • Sundeep Kishan: 'Beeruva' gave me the confidence to acquire the distribution rights January 20, 2015

    Chennai: Actor Sundeep Kishan may not have scored a hit with his last release 'Joru', but he's so confident about his forthcoming Telugu romantic-comedy 'Beeruva' that he decided to pick up the distribution rights of the film in Guntur area. "It's a fresh idea that has been treated commercially to reach...
  • Sivakarthikeyan to start shooting for 'Rajini Murugan' in the interiors of Tamil Nadu; will shoot non-stop for 40 days January 20, 2015

    Chennai: The team of actor Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Tamil comedy "Rajini Murugan" will start shooting in the interiors of Tamil Nadu in places such as Madurai and Trichy starting Wednesday for around 40 days. "We've already completed about 50 percent of the film. The rest should be completed in our next schedule in...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 'Aambala' review: This Vishal, Hansika Motwani-starrer is a mash-up of overdone action, insane comedy and loud music January 16, 2015

    Film: 'Aambala' Cast: Vishal, Hansika, Vaibhav Reddy, Santhanam, Prabhu, Sathish, Ramya Krishnan, Madhuurima, Maadhavi Latha, Kiran Rathod, Aishwarya, Sriman, Pradeep Rawat, Manobala, Tulasi Director: Sundar C Rating: 2.5 Bangalore: 'Aambala' is irreverent from the word go. The film would have fallen flat on its nose if not for Santhanam and some dash...
  • 'Komban' trailer: Karthi is the angry young man, and Lakshmi Menon is the sweet village belle January 15, 2015

    Directed by Muthaiah, 'Komban' has been produced by KE Gnanavel Raja; features Karthi and Lakshmi Menon as the lead pair. It also features Raj Kiran, Kovai Sarala in key roles. ...
  • '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...