SOUTH CINEMA

  • 'Rangoon' first look: A lungi-clad Gautham Karthik stares you down from the first poster of the Rajkumar Periasamy film 20 hours 33 minutes ago

    'Rangoon', the latest offering from Fox Star Studios and AR Murugadoss, began its shooting this month. Starring actor Gautham Karthik in the lead, the film is being directed by Murugadoss' protege Rajkumar Periasamy. ...
  • Akkineni Nagarjuna's new Telugu film 'Soggade Chinni Nayana' launched in Hyderabad Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Akkineni Nagarjuna's next Telugu film tentatively titled "Soggade Chinni Nayana" was launched here Wednesday. The film features the actor in a dual role as grandfather and grandson. "The film was officially launched in Annapurna Studios with a puja. Regular shooting will start shortly in Rajahmundry," a source from the film's...
  • Actor Ravi Teja to play Akshay Kumar's role in Telugu remake of 'Special 26' Yesterday

    Mumbai: Telugu superstar Ravi Teja is all set to play the role of actor Akshay Kumar in Telugu remake of "Special 26". Confirming this Ravi, who is at the moment shooting for the sequel to the Telugu version of "Kick" says: "The Telugu-Tamil producer Thyagarajan who is actor Prashanth's father has...
  • Happy birthday Arun Vijay: Tamil actor posts adorable cake-smeared photo with his kids Yesterday

    Look who turned 36 today! Tamil actor Arun Vijay posted an adorable photo of him, all cake-smeared, laughing with his two cute kids. That's quite a family pic, we must say.The actor, who will be seen in the eagerly-awaited flick 'Thala 55', just finished shooting a peppy song for the...
  • Comic actors Shiva, Bobby Simhaa to collaborate in Tamil entertainer 'Masala Padam' Yesterday

    Chennai: Actors "Mirchi" Shiva and Bobby Simhaa, who are popular for their comical screen presence, have joined hands for upcoming Tamil commercial entertainer "Masala Padam". "Shiva and Simhaa play the lead heroes in the film. Their combo is sure to attract lot of attention. It's a commercial film quite contrary to...
  • 'Aval Appadithan' filmmaker C Rudhraiya passes away Yesterday

    Chennai: Tamil filmmaker C. Rudhraiya, who was popular for his critically acclaimed film "Aval Appadithan", passed away here late Tuesday night. He was 67. According to a family source, Rudhraiya breathed his last in a private hospital. "He was suffering from health-related issues. After being briefly hospitalised, he passed away yesterday (Tuesday),"...
  • 'En Mannavaa': Sonakshi Sinha glows in red as she dances with Rajinikanth in this new song teaser from 'Lingaa' 2 days ago

    Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is making her Tamil debut opposite superstar Rajinikanth in upcoming Tamil actioner 'Lingaa', says she thoroughly enjoyed working in the film and also learnt from the experience.Directed by KS Ravi Kumar, 'Lingaa' marks Rajinikanth's third film with the filmmaker after 'Muthu' and 'Padayappa'. The film is...
  • Trisha Krishnan: I'm not engaged; you will hear it from me directly when I do 2 days ago

    Chennai: Southern actress Trisha Krishnan, who is currently busy shooting for yet-untitled Telugu film with Balakrishna, has denied rumours that she secretly got engaged to producer-businessman Varun Manian in a hush-hush ceremony recently. On Monday, news broke out on Twitter that Trisha was engaged to Varun. "Ola people. FYI I am NOT...
  • R.S Prasanna's Tamil film 'On A Quest' is inspired heavily from 'Hey Ram' 3 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil filmmaker RS Prasanna says Kamal Haasan's 'Hey Ram' had a big influence in the making of his upcoming English period film 'On A Quest', about Swami Chinmayananda, a Hindu spiritual leader who inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission. "During the making of 'On A Quest', meant for the film...
  • Snapshot: Sonakshi Sinha glows in a delicate pink Manish Malhotra sari at 'Lingaa' audio launch 4 days ago

    Sonakshi Sinha, who's part of the eagerly-anticipated Rajinikath-starrer film 'Lingaa', was at the audio launch event yesterday. ...
  • Snapshot: Kichcha Sudeep posts a selfie with Ilayathalapathy Vijay; says he's in awe of Sridevi's presence on the sets 4 days ago

    Who says showbiz is all about rivalry? Actor Kichcha Sudeep who will be seen sharing screen space with Ilayathalapathy Vijay and Sridevi in the upcoming Tamil film 'Vijay 58' was all praises for his co-stars on a cool Sunday morning. ...
  • Filmmaker Samuthirakani all set to play a baddie in upcoming Tamil film 'Rajini Murugan' 5 days ago

    Chennai: Samuthirakani, who not very long ago was passionately directing films, is currently busy being an actor. Popular for his character roles, the actor-director will next be seen playing a villain for the first time in upcoming Tamil film "Rajini Murugan". "Samuthirakani is playing the villain in our film. Audiences have...
  • Rajinikanth-starrer 'Lingaa' lands in legal trouble 1 week ago

    Chennai: The Madras High Court here has issued a notice to the makers of Tamil actioner "Lingaa" on a writ petition filed by aspiring filmmaker K.R. Ravi Rathinam who accused them of stealing his script. The petition, which was filed Wednesday, also named superstar Rajinikanth, director K.S. Ravi Kumar, script writer...
  • Snapshot: Ajith Kumar, Vivekh dress in the same getup in 'Yennai Arindhaal' November 12, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Ajith Kumar and Vivekh, who are currently shooting for Tamil action-drama "Yennai Arindhaal", are expected to appear in the same getup in the Gautham Vasudev Menon's film.Vivekh, who has reunited with Gautham after a decade, was last seen in the filmmaker's 2001 film "Minnale". Also starring Anushka Shetty...
  • South Indian actress Padamapriya marries her old friend November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Popular southern actress Padmapriya Wednesday married old friend Jasmine at a private ceremony here. She met him while they were pursuing their Masters from New York and Columbia University respectively.According to a statement, the wedding was attended by family and close friends of the couple.Padmapriya, who made her debut...
  • Actor R Madhavan narrowly escapes major injury during 'Saala Khadoos' shoot November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor R Madhavan is upset because the shooting of his upcoming film 'Saala Khadoos' got affected due to his injury. He will be seen as a retired boxer-turned-coach in the Tamil-Hindi bilingual, which is being directed by Sudha Kongara, former associate of filmmaker Mani Ratnam. The film is titled 'Irrudhi Suttru'...
  • Snapshot: Trisha Krishnan posts funny selfies with legendary actor Balakrishna November 12, 2014

    Actress Trisha Krishnan posted selfies with legendary actor Balakrishna on her official Twitter account today. The actress captioned the photo as: "Uber cool, multi-talented and one of the nicest people I've worked with (sic)." ...
  • Controversies, progressive themes or 'cop out'? What makes Kamal Haasan the greatest artiste of our times November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: It was the year 1990, when this writer first saw critically-acclaimed actor Kamal Haasan on the big screen. It was in a crowded theatre in Maharashtra, this 4-year-old had watched 'Appu Raja' with her parents. I don't remember a lot, nor did I understand much of that film; only...
  • Tamil actor Karthik joins Congress; dissolves his own party November 6, 2014

    Chennai: Hit by the recent loss of its popular leader GK Vasan in the state, the Tamil Nadu Congress Wednesday got star power in popular Tamil actor Karthik. Dissolving his own party, Akila India Naadalum Makkal Katchi, Karthik formally joined the Congress in the presence of state party chief EVKS Elangovan. Karthik's...
  • Real-life friendship with Soori helps him on screen as well, says actor Vemal about their upcoming Tamil comedy 'Oru Oorla Rendu Raja' November 4, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Vemal credits his long-time friendship with co-actor Soori for their on screen camaraderie. The duo's latest Tamil comedy "Oru Oorla Rendu Raja" is slated for release Friday. "Soori and I are great friends, and then actors. Our friendship helps us bond on screen and that's why our pair is...
  • Filmmaker Kumar Nagendra says his Telugu drama 'Joru' is a 'true-blue entertainer' November 4, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Kumar Nagendra says his forthcoming Telugu drama "Joru", which releases in cinemas Friday, is a "true-blue entertainer" made purely based on the feedback he received for his directorial debut "Gundello Godari". "When my first film released, the only compliant I received from audiences was the absence of comedy in...
  • 'Yennai Arindhaal' new poster: This time, Ajith wears a hoodie, flashes a small knife November 1, 2014

    After motorcycles and cool watches, this time, actor Ajit is flashing a small knife and wearing a hoodie. Who's he hiding from? Is he hunting down somebody? We can't wait to find out! Initially titled as 'Thala 55', 'Yennai Arindhaal' is Ajith's first film with director Gautham Menon. ...
  • 'Yennai Arindhaal' first look: Ajith sports a handlebar moustache; rides a motorcycle October 30, 2014

    Ajith fans and Tamil cinema lovers will agree that Ajith oozes the quintessential swag. In the first look of the eagerly-anticipated film, he scowls at an unknown figure, sporting sunglasses and a handlebar moustache. He's also posing with a slick Royal Enfield motorcycle. Initially titled as 'Thala 55', the 'Yennai...
  • Telugu producers vie for 'Kaththi' remake rights; Pawan Kalyan being considered for the role October 27, 2014

    Chennai: Following the stupendous success of Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi", which raked in over Rs.30 crore in the opening weekend worldwide, producers from Telugu filmdom have shown keen interest to remake the film in Telugu language. Actor Pawan Kalyan is being considered for the film's remake. "Several producers have expressed interest to...
  • 25-year-old Vijay fan dies during 'Kaththi' release celebration October 23, 2014

    Palakkad: Celebration of the release of Vijay-starrer 'Kaththi' at a theatre near here turned tragic today after a 25-year-old man died when he fell down from the top of a huge cutout of the popular Tamil film actor while performing 'milk abhishekam' (offering of milk).Police said the deceased Unnikrishan, a...
  • Will Mahesh Babu work in Srikant Addala's next? October 19, 2014

    Chennai: Superstar Mahesh Babu is likely to team up with director Srikant Addala for an as yet-untitled Telugu film next year. Mahesh and Srikant previously worked together in last year's Telugu blockbuster "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu". And the duo may collaborate again. "Mahesh really liked Srikant's new story. He even expressed his...