Tamil Cinema

  • Expectations high from 'Kochadaiiyaan', say Rajini fans May 23, 2014

    Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's latest film 'Kochadaiiyaan' opened to packed theatres on Friday. His fans in Chennai were seen smearing his posters with milk and beating drums. Watch the video for more update on the blockbuster. ...
  • Rajinikanth keeps reinventing himself, says his wife May 20, 2014

    There have been several delays for the animated Tamil 3D film 'Kochadaiiyaan'. But there's no question that Superstar Rajinikanth is back. Before the film's release the star's wife Latha Rajinikanth spoke to CNNIBN about the film, her favourite Rajini dialogue and much more. ...
  • 'Vishwaroopam' opens to packed theatres in Kerala, limited screening in Karnataka January 25, 2013

    Vishwaroopam', facing a twoweek ban in Tamil Nadu, is released in Kerala but its screening was stopped in Hyderabad. ...
  • Actors, writers express anger at protests against 'Vishwaroopam' January 25, 2013

    A few Muslim groups protested against Kamal Haasan's lates, 'Vishwaroopam', alleging that its content was hurtful. ...
  • Kadal: AR Rahman plays some of his favourite tunes January 16, 2013

    Kadal is an upcoming Tamil film directed and produced by Mani Ratnam. The film stars Gautham Karthik and Thulasi Nair. AR Rahman has scored the music for the film. ...
  • Southern Stars: The musical saga of singer KJ Yesudas September 12, 2012

    Find out about the journey of singer KJ Yesudas who defied boundaries and sang in almost all Indian languages. ...
  • Suriya teams up with KV Anand for 'Maatran' July 25, 2012

    Suriya once again teams up with cinematographer turned director KV Anand for 'Maatran,' which hits the screens on Independence Day. ...
  • First Look: 'Billa 2' July 4, 2012

    'Billa 2' is a prequel to 2007 blockbuster 'Billa' and has Ajith, Bruna Abdullah and Parvathy Omanakuttan in lead roles. ...
  • Watch: Trailer of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' June 8, 2012

    'Vishwaroopam' is the story of Vishwanath alias Wiz, a Kathak exponent. Watch the first trailer of the film which was released on May 7, 2012. ...
  • Sneak Peek: First song promo of Ajith's 'Billa 2' April 25, 2012

    Ajith's 'Billa 2' is one of the most waited films of 2012. Touted as a prequel to Ajith's 2007 release 'Billa', a remake of yesteryear Rajinikanth starrer by the same name, will tell the story of the David Billa's history and how he became a gangster. ...
  • Actor Dhanush campaigns for Earth Hour on Mar 31 March 29, 2012

    Tamil actor Dhanush shot to national fame when his track 'Kolaveri Di' from his film '3' went viral a few months back. As his track crossed 50 million hits on YouTube, the actor turned brand ambassador for the WWF's Earth Hour campaign in Tamil Nadu. ...
  • The journey of superstar Rajinikanth December 13, 2011

    As Rajinikanth turned 61 on Monday, CNNIBN looks at the journey of the superstar in Tamil and Hindi cinema. ...
  • Rajinikanth fans celebrate his 61st birthday December 12, 2011

    Superstar Rajinikanth has acted in more than 150 films across various film industries of India. ...
  • With 'Force', John Abraham joins remake bandwagon September 28, 2011

    John Abraham is desperately looking for a hit at the box office. After his last hit New York in 2009, the actor has had a string of flops with 'Jhoota Hi Sahi' 'Aashayein' and 'Saat Khoon Maaf'. Now with his next release 'Force' the actor has joined remake bandwagon as...
  • Suriya's '7 Aam Arivu' to hit screens this Diwali September 29, 2011

    It stars one of the most bankable stars of the Tamil industry Suriya, and it is this Diwali's big Tamil release. We are talking about '7 Aum Arivu' which also features Shruti Hassan. Here's more about the film and its lead pair. ...
  • Rajinikanth has completely recovered: Dhanush September 10, 2011

    Best Actor national award winner for 'Aadukalam' and superstar Rajinikanth's soninlaw Dhanush in a candid conversation with CNNIBN. ...
  • A tribute to Ilaiyaraaja the music maestro June 6, 2011

    A tribute to film composer, singer and lyricist Gnanadesikan Ilaiyaraaja on his 68th birthday. ...
  • Phalke Award for Balachander overdue: Kamal Hasan April 30, 2011

    Kamal Hasan, K Balachander's protgee, talks about Balachander being honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year. The veteran filmmaker who bought a whiff of fresh air to Tamil cinema in the 60's. ...
  • Big B and Mohanlal all set to star in Malayalam film February 9, 2010

    Amitabh Bhachchan is all set to do a Malayalam film and his costar in the film will be none other than superstar Mohanlal. ...
  • Watch: How mimic artist cash in on Rajini's style December 13, 2009

    His popularity has brought good business to imitators and mimic artists. ...
  • Superstar Rajinikanth's story of rags to riches December 12, 2009

    Born in a Maharashtrian family, Rajini was as a bus conductor in Bangalore. ...
  • Watch: Evergreen punchlines of superstar Rajinikanth December 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Every Rajinikanth movie has one of those punchline delivered in the trademark Rajini style. In fact in most movies the punchlines become the showcase of the movie and are remembered forever. ...
  • Watch: Quick Gun Murugan on himself and film August 29, 2009

    A perfectionist like Aamir Khan has praised Dr Rajendra Prasad in the film....
  • Watch: Kamal Hasan recalls his days as a child August 27, 2009

    Veteran actor Kamal Haasan who has completed 50 years in cinema..recalls his days as a child. ...
  • Watch: Sammera makes it big in Tamil cinema February 6, 2009

    Sameera Reddy has signed quite a few Tamil movies and is tasting success ...
  • Watch: Karnataka gives its review on Rajini's Kuselan May 19, 2011

    After a spate of controversies and apologies, Rajinikanths Kuselan has finally opened at cinemas today amidst tight security. CNNIBN takes you to Bangalore to get publics opinion on the muchawaited movie of the Tamil superstar. A remake of Malyalam film Kathaparyambol, Kuselan has superstar Rajnikanth playing himself, a superstar. Like the...
  • Experience in Bollywood has been exciting: Shriya Saran July 29, 2008

    Shriya Saran is the reigning queen down south in Tamil cinema but the lady has just begun making a mark in Hindi films with Awaarapan and Mission Istanbul. CNNIBN finds out more about how Shriya is adapting to the change. ...
  • Meet Asin, Tamil film industry's new 'It' girl May 8, 2008

    After grabbing a big role in Kamal Hasan's magnum opus Dasavatharam, Tamil actress Asin is looking forward to her Bollywood debut. ...
  • Fans go gaga, pray for Rajini on his birthday December 12, 2007

    Tamil Superstar Rajinikant turns 58 on Wednesday. To celebrate the superstar's birthday many posters have come up across Chennai. Fans are gathering around his posters while those busy with work plan to offer prayers for the actor in temples in the evening. ...
  • Rajini is superstar and Kamal universal star, say fans November 4, 2007

    Movie fans are coming up with interesting star titles for their heroes. It's super star for Rajinikanth, universal star for Kamal Hassan. But even actors who're just a year old in the industry want to be known as a star. So we have an ultimate Star Ajith, a supreme Star...