South Cinema

  • Sumanth Ashwin in Sukumar's maiden film production 15-03-2014 04:46 PM

    Chennai: Director Sukumar has roped in actor Sumanth Ashwin to play the lead in his maiden yet-untitled Telugu production venture, which will be directed by one of his associates, Vema Reddy. Sukumar launched Mahi Entertainments few months back to make films with his associates. "Sumanth is playing the lead. It...
  • Neil Nitin Mukesh to make his Tamil debut as a villain in a new film 15-03-2014 04:29 PM

    Chennai: Filmmaker AR Murugadoss Saturday confirmed that Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh will make his Tamil debut with upcoming yet-untitled film featuring superstar Vijay. "Yes, Neil is playing villain in our new film," posted Murugadoss on his Twitter page. Vijay and Murugadoss have teamed up for the second time after...
  • Kochadaiiyaan: Soundarya will make Rajinikanth proud, says lyricist 11-03-2014 12:34 PM

    Chennai: Lyricist Vairamuthu, who has worked on forthcoming Tamil period-drama 'Kochadaiiyaan' with superstar Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya, is confident that she will make her father proud with the movie. Soundarya has directed her father in 'Kochadaiiyaan', which is said to be India's first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated film. "I think...
  • 'Kochadaiiyaan' to be a game-changer for Indian films: Soundarya 08-03-2014 11:39 AM

    Mumbai: Megastar Rajnikanth's daughter Soundarya hopes her directorial debut vehicle 'Kochadaiiyaan' to be a game-changer for Indian cinema at the international level. The veteran actor's most talked about film, set to be released in six languages, is being touted as the country's first to be made using motion capture technology....
  • Simbu, Trisha to team up again for a Tamil film 06-03-2014 03:59 PM

    Chennai: After the success of Tamil romantic-drama 'Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya', actors Silambarasan aka Simbu and Trisha Krishnan are teaming up again for yet-untitled Tamil project to be helmed by filmmaker Selvaraghavan. The film will be produced by Varun Manian and will have music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, who has scored music...
  • Will Amitabh Bachchan feature in Kannada film 'Kabira'? 06-03-2014 03:56 PM

    Chennai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has reportedly been offered a cameo in Shivrajkumar starrer upcoming Kannada film 'Kabira', but he is yet to accept the offer. Incidentally, Amitabh and Shivraj played teacher-student in a television commercial of a popular jewellery brand. "Since the advertisement turned out to be popular, the...
  • Memorable to act with father, son in 'Manam': Nagarjuna 05-03-2014 01:56 PM

    Chennai: Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who worked with his late father Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Akkineni Naga Chaitanya in forthcoming Telugu drama 'Manam', says the experience was adventurous and memorable. 'Manam' was the last film of legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who passed away recently. "'Manam' is totally an entertainment-based movie...
  • Siddharth sheds boy-next-door image in 'Jigarthanda' 05-03-2014 01:51 PM

    Chennai: Popularly known for his romantic roles in several southern films, actor Siddharth says forthcoming Tamil gangster-drama 'Jigarthanda', has given him the opportunity to shed his boy-next-door image. Siddharth has essayed romantic roles in films such as 'Koncham Ishtam Koncham Kashtam' and 'Love Failure'. "I'm known for my boy-next-door kind...
  • Navya Nair replaces Meena in Kannada remake of 'Drishyam' 05-03-2014 01:39 PM

    Chennai: Malayalam actress Navya Nair will step into the shoes of southern actress Meena in the Kannada remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster 'Drishyam'. The remake is set to go on floors March 11. Meena, who was supposed to do the remake, is currently busy shooting for the Telugu remake of...
  • Veteran Kannada actor C R Simha passes away 01-03-2014 10:50 AM

    Bangalore: Kannada theatre and film artiste C R Simha died of prostrate cancer here today. The 72-year-old Simha passed away at a private hospital, family sources said. He is survived by his wife and son Ritwik Simha. Simha had acted in several films, including award-wining Sankalpa Samskara, Bara, Chitegoo Chinte,...
  • Santosh Sivan's son contributed to the teaser of 'Inam' 27-02-2014 02:42 PM

    Chennai: The first teaser of cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Sivan's Tamil drama 'Inam', which was released recently has received phenomenal response from the audience. Santosh says he has incorporated a few things that he learnt from his son in the teaser. The 50 seconds teaser shows how even small living beings such...
  • Suriya to promote Aamir Khan's 'Satyamev Jayate' in Telugu 27-02-2014 02:30 PM

    Mumbai: After Malayalam cinema legend Mohanlal, now South superstar Suriya has been roped in by makers of 'Satyamev Jayate' to promote actor-host Aamir Khan's issue-based TV show among the Telugu audience. Saravanan Sivakumar, better known by his stage name Suriya, is a Tamil actor, film producer and television presenter with...
  • Chiranjeevi, Pawan to attend nephew's debut film launch 26-02-2014 04:34 PM

    Hyderabad: Megastar Chiranjeevi and actor Pawan Kalyan will attend the formal launch of their nephew Varun Tej's yet-untitled Telugu debut film here Thursday. The event will be telecast live on a private channel. "Chiranjeevi sir and Pawan Kalyan have confirmed their participation. The event will be aired live on Maa...
  • Aaha Kalyanam: YRF's southern debut disappoints, says trade analysts 26-02-2014 04:29 PM

    Chennai: Prestigious Bollywood production house Yash Raj Films (YRF) forayed into southern filmdom with Tamil-Telugu bilingual 'Aaha Kalyanam', but it has failed to impress, say trade analysts. In its opening weekend, the film, a southern remake of hit Hindi movie 'Band Baaja Baaraat', managed to collect merely Rs.2.01 crore from...
  • Sriwass hopes to repeat 'Lakshyam' success with Gopichand 25-02-2014 04:56 PM

    Chennai: Filmmaker Sriwass, who is teaming up with actor Gopichand for the second time after Telugu blockbuster 'Lakshyam', in a yet untitled actioner, says he hopes to score another hit with their combination. "Gopi and I will soon start working on a full-length action flick. I hope it will be...
  • Kannada actor-cum-minister Ambareesh's health stable 23-02-2014 04:29 PM

    Bangalore: Kannada star and Karnataka Housing Minister M.H. Ambareesh is recovering from a breathing problem caused due to lung infection, a senior doctor at a private hospital here said Sunday. "Ambareesh's health condition is stable and improving, though he is still on ventilator to help him breathe easily and avoid...
  • Lizzy and I are together: Priyadarshan 23-02-2014 03:42 PM

    Mumbai: Reacting to rumours of a rift in his marriage, acclaimed filmmaker Priyadarshan has said that he is "very much together" with his wife Lizzy. He says arguments are a part of every couple's life, but "no one has the right to put our marriage on display". The prolific filmmaker,...
  • 'Lakshmi Raave' producer waited for six months to sign Avika Gor 23-02-2014 03:26 PM

    Chennai: Producer Giridhar says he had to wait for six months to sign actress Avika Gor for his upcoming Telugu romantic drama 'Lakshmi Raave Maa Initiki' as she was busy shooting for cinematic debut 'Uyyala Jampala'. "We couldn't think of anyone else for the role. Therefore, we decided to wait...
  • 'Aaha Kalyanam' review: This Tamil film is a faithful remake sans creativity 22-02-2014 03:09 PM

    Cast: Nani, Vaani Kapoor, Badava Gopi and Simran Director: A. Gokul Krishna Rating: 2.5 out of 5 'Aaha Kalyanam', the southern remake of Hindi entertainer 'Band Baaja Baaraat', is a faithful attempt by debutant director A. Gokul Krishna. But the biggest problem with it is that it's a frame-to-frame copy...
  • Venkatesh Prasad's role vital in 'Sachin Tendulkar Kadu': Director 22-02-2014 03:04 PM

    Chennai: Former Indian cricketer Venkatesh Prasad, who is making his cinematic debut in upcoming Kannada-Telugu bilingual 'Sachin...Tendulkar Kadu', will be essaying an important role of a coach, says its director S. Mohan. "Prasad's role is very important in the film. We haven't roped him in to capitalize on his popularity,...
  • Pawan Kalyan to oversee 'Gabbar Singh 2' script: Director 22-02-2014 02:56 PM

    Chennai: Superstar Pawan Kalyan has decided to supervise the script of his upcoming Telugu actioner 'Gabbar Singh 2'. The film's director Sampath Nandi has no qualms about his interference. "This is a very special project for Pawan sir. He will supervising the script with me and I don't have any...
  • Kamal Haasan is my inspiration: Suriya Sivakumar 18-02-2014 04:04 PM

    Chennai: Tamil actor Suriya Sivakumar said Tuesday that he has shaped his career in the footsteps of actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, whom he considers his biggest inspiration. Suriya shared the dais with Kamal here at the audio launch of Tamil drama 'Cuckoo'. "We all need inspiration. It's only because of inspiration...
  • Meena, Nadia join Telugu remake of 'Drishyam' 18-02-2014 03:57 PM

    Chennai: Southern actors Meena and Nadia have been roped in to play important roles in the Telugu remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster 'Drishyam'. The yet-untitled remake, to be helmed by actor-filmmaker Sripriya, will feature Daggubati Venkatesh as the male lead. It will be produced by D. Suresh Babu. "Meena and...
  • Krazy Star: Watch Ravichandran, Priyanka Upendra in new song 'Kenakalu Inukalu' 14-02-2014 03:48 PM

    Ravichandran and Priyanka Upendra will yet again romance in Kannada film 'Krazy Star'. The popular onscreen couple have come together after a long span and the trailer of the film has already grabbed many eyeballs. Here is the new song 'Kenakalu Inukalu' from the film. 'Krazy Star' is slated to...
  • Maruthi rubbishes plagiarism allegations, says 'Radha' is his story 14-02-2014 03:25 PM

    Chennai: Telugu filmmaker Maruthi has rubbished allegations 'Radha' story was stolen from a young writer and said the upcoming Telugu romantic-drama is his own creation. "Following the allegations against me, I have submitted my script to the Writer's Association. Every line in the script is my own and I have...
  • Singer Ankit Tiwari makes his debut as a singer in Kannada films 13-02-2014 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: He melt hearts with soulful numbers of 'Aashiqui 2' and now singer-composer Ankit Tiwari is all set to woo audiences in south. Tiwari will be making his debut in Kannada films as a playback singer for a movie called 'Dil Rangeela'. Sandalwood's sensational music-director Arjun Janya will be...
  • Telugu film 'Avataram' inspired from real life incident 12-02-2014 03:51 PM

    Chennai: Filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna says his forthcoming Telugu fantasy thriller 'Avataram' is loosely based on a real incident in Kerala. He says it's about a woman's fight against a devil and the graphics used will the film's high points. "The story is loosely based on an incident in Kerala that...
  • Ravichandran suggested my name for 'Drishyam' remake: P Vasu 12-02-2014 03:40 PM

    Chennai: Tamil filmmaker P Vasu, who has been chosen to helm the yet-untitled Kannada remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster 'Drishyam', says it was senior actor Ravichandran who referred his name. "I loved the film, but even before I thought of remaking it Tamil or Telugu, I realised that the remake...
  • Sachiin Joshi to play Aditya's role in Telugu version of 'Aashiqui 2' 11-02-2014 09:57 AM

    Mumbai: In the Telugu remake of 'Aashiqui 2', actor Sachiin Joshi will reprise the role played by Aditya Roy Kapur in the Hindi version. Newcomers Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor starrer blockbuster film 'Aashiqui 2' will now be made in Telugu and producer Bhushan Kumar has given the remake...
  • Vishal Krishna's next to be a bilingual 09-02-2014 04:40 PM

    Chennai: Several Tamil films of Vishal Krishna Reddy have been dubbed in Telugu over the years, but for the first time the actor has teamed up with director Hari Gopalakrishnan for his yet-to-be-titled Tamil-Telugu bilingual. Vishal's films such as "Sandakozhi", "Thimiru" and "Pandiya Nadu" have been dubbed in Telugu in...