Tamil Film

  • Imran Khan goes gaga over 'Kochadiyaan' animation 14-04-2014 06:57 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Imran Khan, who gave voice-over for animation film 'Rio 2', says southern matinee idol Rajinikanth's 'Kochadiyaan' marks a big leap for animation movies. "The fact that a star as big as Rajini sir has taken part in this (animation) process is obviously a big step forward. That is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 'Cuckoo' has intricacies you find in novels: Kamal Haasan 19-02-2014 03:00 PM

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is impressed by the trailer of Tamil drama 'Cuckoo'. He says it features details as intricate as one would find in a novel. The trailer was shown Tuesday at the film's audio launch, where Kamal was the chief guest. "I may not have the regular cinema...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Andrea Jeremiah composes a song for 'Taramani' 09-02-2014 04:41 PM

    Chennai: Singer-actress Andrea Jeremiah, who works predominantly in the Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industries, has for the first time composed a single, titled 'Soul of Taramani', for upcoming Tamil romantic-drama 'Taramani'. The track will be released here Sunday by actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan. "I had no idea she can compose...
  • Vijay Sethupathi promotes 'Pannaiyarum Padminiyum' in a tricycle 06-02-2014 04:30 PM

    Chennai: Vijay Sethupathi-starrer Tamil drama 'Pannaiyarum Padminiyum' is releasing Friday and its makers, who have been actively promoting the film, pushed the envelope Wednesday when Vijay pedaled through the city in a tricycle. Vijay, who plays the driver of a Premier Padmini car in the film, pedaled through the city...
  • Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiiyaan' to be released on April 11 04-02-2014 10:06 AM

    Chennai: Tamil 'Superstar' Rajinikanth's multi-lingual film 'Kochadaiiyaan' will release worldwide on April 11, the film's producers announced today. Shot using Photorealistic Peformance Capture technology, earlier used in Hollywood superhit 'Avataar', the film is an "epic dramatisation" of good versus evil, producer Eros International Media Ltd said in a statement. The...
  • 'Inga Enna Solludhu' review: This Tamil film is really boring 02-02-2014 05:49 PM

    Cast: VTV Ganesh, Meera Jasmine, Santhanam, Srinath, Pandiarajan, Swarnamalya, Mayilsamy, Silambarasan and Andrea Jeremiah Director: Vincent Selva Rating: 1 out of 5 It's brave on the part of producer-turned-actor VTV Ganesh to play the lead in a film which is more or less a semi-autobiography based on events from his...
  • With Padma Shri, I'm empowered to expand my voice: Santosh Sivan 29-01-2014 05:40 PM

    Mumbai: Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Santosh Sivan is delighted by the government's decision to honour him with a Padma Shri, since the recommendation for the honour came from within the film industry. "I understand that it was Graftii, former students of the Pune Film Institute Of India, who recommended my name for the...
  • UTV to co-produce Suriya's Tamil film 'Anjaan' 15-01-2014 02:00 PM

    Chennai: On the occasion of Pongal, UTV Motion Pictures Tuesday announced it will co-produce actor Suriya Sivakumar's upcoming Tamil action-thriller 'Anjaan', which is also being produced by Thirrupathi Brothers. 'Anjaan', which means stranger, is being directed by N. Lingusamy. "We are extremely delighted to continue our strong relationship with N....
  • Tamil films 'Veeram', 'Jilla' take foreign film markets by storm 13-01-2014 11:44 AM

    New Delhi: Tamil films are doing exceedingly well in key foreign markets. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweets, "Tamil films #Veeram and #Jilla have taken Malaysia by storm. Mind-boggling collections!" Earlier there were reports that these films collected good money in advance booking in Britain and America. 'Veeram' starring Ajith Kumar...
  • Sonakshi Sinha approached for a special song in Suriya's next 09-01-2014 03:55 PM

    Chennai: Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, who was recently approached with an offer to shake a leg with Suriya Sivakumar in his upcoming yet-untitled Tamil thriller, has expressed interest in it, says director N.Lingusamy. "We did approach Sonakshi for a special song, which is not an item number in the film....
  • Was nervous about 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham': Kamal Haasan 02-01-2014 01:01 PM

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan said he wanted the recent Tamil romantic-comedy 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' to succeed because the makers had told him that he had been their biggest inspiration and that made him nervous. The film, which has been popularized as KSS, revolves around a soon-to-be married couple who deal...
  • 'Biriyani' review: This Tamil film doesn't have a convincing climax 21-12-2013 12:28 PM

    Cast: Karthi, Premgi Amaren, Hansika Motwani, Naseer, Sampath Raj Director: Venkat Prabhu Rating: 2.5 out of 5 A sumptuous Biriyani may not always be filling because at times it's too starchy to be digested. This is applicable to Venkat Prabhu's 'Biriyani', which despite being fairly satisfying is not excellent because...
  • Advaitha to use her real name Krithi Shetty in 'Snehavin Kadhalargal' 17-12-2013 04:11 PM

    Chennai: Actress Advaitha, who made her Tamil cinematic debut with 'Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai', was born as Krithi Shetty, but she changed her name for her foray into filmdom. Now she has decided to revert to her original name for upcoming Tamil drama 'Snehavin Kadhalargal'. "I chose Advaitha for numerological reasons and...
  • Vijay to star in the Tamil remake of 'Attarintiki Daredi'? 05-12-2013 05:31 PM

    After the super success of Telugu film 'Attarintiki Daredi', there is news of remaking the film in Tamil. Pawan Kalyan starrer 'Attarintiki Daredi' collected Rs 100 crore at the box office in Telugu industry. And, the Tamil makers are eager to recreate the magic on screen. If reports are to...
  • Social media is an effective film marketing tool: RS Prasanna 26-11-2013 04:45 PM

    Chennai: Director R.S. Prasanna is using social networking platforms to create the right buzz for Tamil romantic-comedy 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham', releasing Dec 6. He believes it's an effective marketing practice. "Of course, there's money involved in marketing and my distributors know it better. But social media is a cheap and...
  • Sunny Leone to groove for Tamil film 'Vadacurry' 25-11-2013 05:15 PM

    Chennai: Indo-Canadian adult film actress Sunny Leone, who has featured in Bollywood films like 'Jism 2' and 'Shootout at Wadala', has been signed to feature in a special song in upcoming Tamil comedy-thriller 'Vadacurry'. She will feature with actor Jai in the number. "She's not grooving to an item number....
  • AVM productions releases 'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum' for internet users 24-11-2013 05:10 PM

    Chennai: AVM Productions, which has catered to audiences for over four decades on the big screen across multiple languages, now plans to roll out content exclusively for internet users. AVM has come up with a 55-minute Tamil film titled 'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum', completely for netizens. "The internet is the future...
  • 'Irandam Ulagam' review: A complicated screenplay ruins this Tamil film 23-11-2013 12:21 PM

    Cast: Arya, Anushka Shetty Director: Selvaraghavan Rating: 2 out of 5 Selvaraghavan's fascination for romance has been evident since his maiden film and he has always approached it in his own style, contrary to how love stories have been captured on celluloid over the years. All his love stories so...
  • Selvaraghavan extracts best from actors: Anushka Shetty 19-11-2013 12:41 PM

    Chennai: Lauding filmmaker Selvaraghavan, who is awaiting the release of Tamil fantasy romantic-drama 'Irandam Ulagam', the film's leading lady Anushka Shetty said he has the knack of extracting the best out of his actors. "Selva is usually regarded as a tough director, but he knows how to extract the best...
  • Newspaper reports inspire Tamil film 'Mahabalipuram' 18-11-2013 04:14 PM

    Chennai: Upcoming Tamil thriller-comedy 'Mahabalipuram', about the events that happen in the lives of five youngsters, has been inspired by reports published in newspapers. "I have used Mahabalipuram, the most popular tourist spot (in Tamil Nadu), as the backdrop to narrate the story of five youngsters. The events that take...