TAMIL FILMS

  • Akkineni Nagarjuna will be back with the second season of Telugu 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' on December 8 December 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: The second season of 'Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu' (MEK), the Telugu version of popular game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' hosted by Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, will start Dec 8 on Maa TV. "It will be telecast at 9.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday," said a statement from the channel. The first season...
  • Actress Trisha Krishnan volunteers to clean an animal home; kick starts 'Swachh Bharat campaign' December 3, 2014

    Chennai: Southern film actress Trisha Krishnan Wednesday volunteered to clean an upcoming animal home of Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) as part of her Clean India campaign. "Bcomin that 'somebody' for India n her environment by cleaning an upcoming animal home wit EFI tomm as I kik start my Swachh Bharath...
  • 'Hera Pheri' filmmaker Priyadarshan files a divorce from his wife Lissy December 2, 2014

    Chennai: Malayalam filmmaker Priyadarshan and his wife Lissy have decided to end their marriage. Lissy filed for divorce Monday here. "It is with profound sadness that I am announcing that I and Priyadarshan have decided to get separated after 24 years of marriage. I have filed for divorce today (Monday) in...
  • 'Pasanga' team reunites for fourth time in upcoming Tamil thriller 'Kamarkattu' November 29, 2014

    Chennai: The four boys - Kishore, Pandi, Sreeram and Murugesh - who played the lead in Tamil hit 'Pasanga' a few years back and in 'Goli Soda' most recently have reunited for the fourth time in upcoming Tamil thriller 'Kamarkattu'. "This will be an out-and-out thriller revolving around the four boys....
  • Rana Daggubati thinks period films are heroic and powerful November 24, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Rana Daggubati says he didn't mind working in two back-to-back Telugu period films 'Baahubali' and 'Rudhramadevi' because he finds them "heroic" and "powerful". "I didn't mind doing two back-to-back period films because they may be offbeat, yet it's so heroic and powerful," Rana told IANS. "I wouldn't be surprised if...
  • 'Kaththi' behindthescenes: Vijay dances, Samantha blushes, AR Murugadoss takes it easy on the set September 18, 2014

    Be honest. You've always wanted to know what happens on the sets of an AR Murugadoss film. Well, now's your chance. A 30second video posted by the makers of the upcoming Tamil thriller 'Kaththi' showcases the starcast, the director as well as the music director Anirudh having a blast on...
  • 'Raja Rani' director Atlee Kumar to work with Vijay in his next Tamil film September 9, 2014

    Chennai: 'Raja Rani' fame Atlee Kumar will direct Tamil superstar Vijay next in his yetuntitled second Tamil directorial. The project will go on floors after Vijay completes shooting for another film. "Vijay will be directed by Atlee soon. The project will go on floors after Vijay's film with Chimdudevan that's expected to...
  • Sridevi to play a princess in a Tamil period drama costarring superstar Vijay June 7, 2014

    Mumbai: She made a remarkable comeback in 'English Vinglish' after a long sabbatical. While the film got critical acclaim and was an average hit, Sridevi took time to sign another film. But news has it that Sridevi has finally found a good script and given her nod to the project. After...
  • Tamil film 'Paradesi' bags four awards at Norway Tamil Film Festival May 1, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil film 'Paradesi' (Vagabond), directed by Bala, which depicts the life of villagers in tea estates during the preIndependence era, has bagged four awards across various categories including the best film and best actor at the Norway Tamil Film Festival. The movie was chosen as the best film while Bala...
  • 'Vaayai Moodi Pesavum' sometimes brilliant, sometimes contradictory April 26, 2014

    Film: 'Vaayai Moodi Pesavum'; Cast: Dulquer Salmaan, Nazriya Nazim, Madhoo, Pandiarajan, John Vijai, Abhinav and Vinu Chakravarthy; Director: Balaji Mohan; Rating: ***1/2 In his second directorial 'Vaayai Moodi Pesavum', Balaji Mohan tells us that if you know when to speak and when not to, then most of our problems are easily...
  • Imran Khan goes gaga over 'Kochadiyaan' animation April 14, 2014

    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 the...
  • Kochadaiiyaan: Soundarya will make Rajinikanth proud, says lyricist March 11, 2014

    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 she is...
  • 'Kochadaiiyaan' to be a game-changer for Indian films: Soundarya March 8, 2014

    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 March 6, 2014

    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 for...
  • Siddharth sheds boy-next-door image in 'Jigarthanda' March 5, 2014

    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 of roles...
  • Santosh Sivan's son contributed to the teaser of 'Inam' February 27, 2014

    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 as...
  • Aaha Kalyanam: YRF's southern debut disappoints, says trade analysts February 26, 2014

    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 both...
  • Lizzy and I are together: Priyadarshan February 23, 2014

    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, who...
  • 'Cuckoo' has intricacies you find in novels: Kamal Haasan February 19, 2014

    Chennai: Actorfilmmaker 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 philosophies, but...
  • Kamal Haasan is my inspiration: Suriya Sivakumar February 18, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil actor Suriya Sivakumar said Tuesday that he has shaped his career in the footsteps of actorfilmmaker 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 that we...
  • Ravichandran suggested my name for 'Drishyam' remake: P Vasu February 12, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil filmmaker P Vasu, who has been chosen to helm the yetuntitled 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 rights...
  • Andrea Jeremiah composes a song for 'Taramani' February 9, 2014

    Chennai: Singeractress 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 romanticdrama 'Taramani'. The track will be released here Sunday by actorfilmmaker Kamal Haasan. "I had no idea she can compose songs as...
  • Vijay Sethupathi promotes 'Pannaiyarum Padminiyum' in a tricycle February 6, 2014

    Chennai: Vijay Sethupathistarrer 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 with...
  • Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiiyaan' to be released on April 11 February 4, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil 'Superstar' Rajinikanth's multilingual 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 February 2, 2014

    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 producerturnedactor VTV Ganesh to play the lead in a film which is more or less a semiautobiography based on events from his own life. It is...
  • With Padma Shri, I'm empowered to expand my voice: Santosh Sivan January 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Cinematographerturnedfilmmaker 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 honour....
  • UTV to coproduce Suriya's Tamil film 'Anjaan' January 15, 2014

    Chennai: On the occasion of Pongal, UTV Motion Pictures Tuesday announced it will coproduce actor Suriya Sivakumar's upcoming Tamil actionthriller '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. Lingusamy's Thirrupathi...
  • Tamil films 'Veeram', 'Jilla' take foreign film markets by storm January 13, 2014

    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. Mindboggling collections!" Earlier there were reports that these films collected good money in advance booking in Britain and America. 'Veeram' starring Ajith Kumar in...
  • Sonakshi Sinha approached for a special song in Suriya's next January 9, 2014

    Chennai: Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, who was recently approached with an offer to shake a leg with Suriya Sivakumar in his upcoming yetuntitled 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. She...