Vishwaroopam

  • Kamal Haasan pledges commitment to the country April 1, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil cinema star Kamal Haasan, who had last year threatened to leave India in the light of controversies surrounding his film 'Vishwaroopam,' today pledged his "commitment" to the country and expressed hope he would not leave it. Hours after arriving here after receiving the prestigious Padma Bhushan award in...
  • Actor Kamal Haasan, 25 others awarded Padma Bhushan for year 2014 January 26, 2014

    Actorfilmmaker Kamal Haasan, known for his work across all southern languages, was on Saturday named for the Padma Bhushan award on the occasion of the 65th Republic Day. Haasan will get the award for his contribution to Indian cinema over the last five decades. The 59year old, who has so far starred...
  • Uthama Villain: K Balachander to work in Kamal Haasan's film January 18, 2014

    Chennai: Legendary filmmaker K. Balachander will essay an important role in Kamal Haasanstarrer Tamil comedy 'Uthama Villain', which will go on floors soon after the release of 'Vishwaroopam 2'. Balachander, known for shaping Kamal's career, worked with the actor in over 30 films since 1973 Tamil drama 'Arangetram'. "It's true that Balachander...
  • 'Vishwaroopam 2' sneak peek: Kamal Haasan promises an action packed film January 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Kamal Haasan, the director of 'Vishwaroopam 2', has released a video which features the high points during the shooting. The video suggests that the film will be high on action and full of daredevil stunts. The film also features Pooja Kumar and Waheeda Rehman in important roles. Take...
  • Stars and upcoming talent to rule southern cinema in 2014 December 31, 2013

    Chennai: Along with an interesting line up of films featuring superstars such as Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiiyaan', Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam 2' and Mahesh Babu's '1: Nenokkadine' for next year, works of a new breed of actors and filmmakers will also rule the roost in the New Year. In Tamil filmdom, 2013 was a...
  • Vishwaroopam 2: It's the only way to work with Kamal Haasan, says Shekhar Kapur December 26, 2013

    Kodaikanal: There's a special reason why Shekhar Kapur agreed to face the arc lights for 2013 film 'Vishwaroopam' as well as for its sequel. He says it's because the movie gives him the rare chance to work with cine icon Kamal Haasan. "It's the only way I can get to work...
  • 'Vishwaroopam 2' trailer on Kamal Haasan's birthday October 27, 2013

    Chennai: Actorfilmmaker Kamal Haasan released 'Vishwaroopam' trailer in Auro 3D surround sound on his last birthday, and if everything goes as planned, he is likely to unveil 'Vishwaroopam 2' trailer on his Nov 7 birthday. "He has been thinking about releasing the trailer of the sequel on his birthday. It was...
  • Sequels likely to become a fad in Tamil Cinema: Director Hari June 17, 2013

    Chennai: Awaiting the release of his highly anticipated sequel 'Singam 2', Tamil director Hari Gopalakrishnan feels it's very likely that sequels may become popular provided filmmakers create opportunities to make them with conviction. 'Singam 2' is the sequel to highly successful Tamil actiondrama 'Singam' and it is coming out July 5. "Sequels...
  • Pooja Kumar performs own stunts for 'Vishwaroopam 2' June 1, 2013

    Chennai: Actress Pooja Kumar, who has featured in films like 'Flavors' and 'Anjaana Anjaani', has performed her own underwater stunts for Kamal Haasan's upcoming multilingual actiondrama 'Vishwaroopam 2'. "(I) just arrived back to New York City (NYC) from shooting in Bangkok with 'Vishwaroopam 2' team. I did all my underwater stunts...
  • 'Vishwaroopam 2' canned at Bangkok airbase May 30, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Vishwaroopam 2', the sequel to Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' is being shot in Thailand, and the team even shot scenes at the Bangkok airbase, reveals actorfilmmaker Shekhar Kapur. "Filming 'Vishwaroopam 2' at Bangkok airbase. Complex camera rigging for action sequence," Kapur posted on his Twitter page along with a picture depicting...
  • Kajal Aggrawal to star opposite Kamal Haasan? May 29, 2013

    After the latest 'Thuppaki' success it seems to be raining offers for Kajal Aggarwal. She will once again share screen with Vijay in the upcoming film 'Jilla'. The latets buzz is that Kajal has bagged a role in Kamal Haasan's next venture. Kajal Aggarawal has done various roles opposite noted actors...
  • Kamal Haasan to star in Tamil film 'Thalavian Irukiran' April 30, 2013

    Veteran actor Kamal Haasan is busy shooting for the projects lined up in Kollywood. The actor is currently busy with the preproduction stage of 'Vishwaroopam 2', following which he will be doing 'Thalaivan Irukiraan' with Aascar Ravichandran. The film is said to be Kamal's dream film as it includes a huge...
  • Vijay to star in Aascar Ravichandran's next film April 30, 2013

    Ace producer Aascar Ravichandran a.k.a Venu Ravichandran is all set to work with Vijay in his upcoming untitled film. After producing films such as 'Vishwaroopam', 'Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah' and 'Vallinam', Aascar is all set to colloborate with Vijay in his next film. Vijay will be seen in an untitled film to...
  • Simply South: Sudeep creates a stir after 'Bachchan' release April 19, 2013

    Sudeep is creating quite a stir after his "Bachchan" set a benchmark at box office. Meanwhile, Kamal Hassan is already planning a sequel to his controversial film "Vishwaroopam". ...
  • Southern films fail to impress at the boxoffice April 14, 2013

    Chennai: The first quarter of 2013 saw approximately 130 releases in the southern film industry. Unfortunately, not even 10 percent of the films turned out to be successful. While most bigbudget, star actors' films bombed, a handful of lowbudget films managed to break even and do average business. Malayalam and Tamil...
  • Kamal Haasan receives an award at New York film fest April 13, 2013

    Kamal Haasan was awarded in an event organised by National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)in New York International film festival. The award was presented by Chris Brown, Executive Vice President. The actor participated in a panel discussion on international appeal of Bollywood. Ulaga Nayagan was seen sporting a trimmed beard, at the occasion....
  • Kamal Haasan to attend 'Bollywood Beyond Borders' event April 9, 2013

    Chennai: Actor filmmaker Kamal Haasan will participate in a panel discussion as part of a National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, an electronic media show covering filmed entertainment, to discuss the international appeal of Bollywood. The event is being held in Las Vegas. "This landmark session will commemorate 100 years of...
  • Aascar Ravichandran to produce 'Vishwaroopam 2' March 31, 2013

    Buzz is that much awaited sequel to Kamal Hassan's National Award winning blockbuster 'Vishwaroopam', is produced by Aascar Ravichandran. After the Ktown bustling with news about Aascar Films producing this flick, Ravichandran himself confirmed it saying, "Yes, Aascar Films is producing Vishwaroopam 2." "We are also producing another Kamal movie...
  • Kamal Haasan to host the Tamil version of KBC March 23, 2013

    Chennai: After impressing audiences on the silver screen, actor filmmaker Kamal Haasan is all set to feature soon on TV show 'Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi' (NVOK), the Tamil version of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. He is likely to shoot for the episode Saturday here in AVM Studios. "Kamal Haasan to participate in...
  • Ajith celebrates N Ilayaraja's National Award March 19, 2013

    The news went viral, when it was announced that 'Vishwaroopam' bagged two National Awards, one of which is for the Best Art Direction, which is shared by Lalgudi N Ilayaraja and Taiwanese art director Boontawee 'Thor' Taweepasas. Currently, Ilayaraja is working in Mumbai with the Ajith-Vishnu team for their upcoming...
  • I thank my parents for the award: Birju Maharaj March 18, 2013

    Chennai: Pandit Birju Maharaj said he would like to thank his parents for the National Award he won Monday for best choreography for Kamal Haasan's multilingual spy-thriller 'Vishwaroopam'. "I got to know that I won the National Award through calls I have been receiving since evening. I never had any expectations...
  • 'Vazhakku En 18/9', 'Eega' wins best regional films March 18, 2013

    Chennai: Critically acclaimed Tamil teen crime thriller 'Vazhakku En 18/9' and Telugu blockbuster revenge drama 'Eega' were named 2012's best feature films in their respective languages, in the 60th National Film Awards. Directed by Balaji Sakthivel, 'Vazhakku En 18/9' was named the best feature film in Tamil. It also won...
  • Kamal Haasan to direct a Hollywood film? March 8, 2013

    After the completion of 'Vishwaroopam', Kamal Hassan had sent his film to Big Brothers Studio for sound editing. Apparently, Barrie Osborne, producer of 'Lord of the Rings', was interested in watching the movie. He had requested Kamal for watching the movie. Though it was the unedited version, Osborne apparently liked...
  • Tamil movie 'Vishwaroopam' struggles with DTH release March 2, 2013

    The internationally critically acclaimed Kamal film 'Vishwaroopam' still continues to make headlines. This time, it is with regard to the DTH release. Earlier, Kamal Hassan had filed a complaint at the Competitive Commission of India (CCI) that he was threatened that the movie will be banned, had he released it...
  • Malayasia lifts ban on 'Vishawaroopam' February 19, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities on February 19, 2013 lifted the ban on Tamil movie 'Vishwaroopam', much to the delight of ethnic Indians in the country. Malaysian Film Censorship Board had initially approved the movie directed and produced by Kamal Haasan for public screening in the country and it was...
  • Support for 'Vishwaroopam' overwhelming, sequel in 2013: Kamal Haasan February 13, 2013

    'Vishwaroopam', the film that got banned, became a symbol of cultural terrorism and eventually became a massive hit. ...
  • 'Vishwaroopam' earns Rs 120 crore in four days February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: This was perhaps expected. Within four days of its release, Kamal Haasan's controversial film 'Vishwaroopam' has grossed Rs 120 crore at Box Office and is still running to packed houses in Tamil Nadu. Kamal Haasan's film faced flack from certain Muslim groups over its alleged offensive...
  • Analysis of Vishwaroopam: From a fan's point of view February 11, 2013

    A colleague was recently attacked for his positive review of a film simply because he had authored a book on the filmmaker. This, despite the fact, that he had mentioned that in the review itself (This amounts to full disclosure). Additionally, my colleague had expressly put it on record in...
  • 'Vishwaroopam' product of sincere hard work: K Vishwanath February 10, 2013

    Chennai: Veteran Telugu director K Vishwanath can't stop raving about Kamal Haasan ever since he has watched 'Vishwaroopam'. He feels all the struggle over the film was really worth it. "Kamal is a multi faceted artiste and such people are a rarity in our industry. 'Vishwaroopam' is a product of sincere...
  • Kamal Haasan to come up with 'Vishwaroopam 2' this year February 10, 2013

    Bangalore: Actor and director Kamal Haasan said on Saturday said his next production 'Vishwaroopam 2' will be launched in a few days and release this year. Speaking to reporters here at a meet organised by Raj Kamal Enterprises, along with film distributor HD Gangaraj, Kamal Haasan said he would ensure...