Her song has come out great: Soundarya on mother Latha's song in 'Kochadaiiyaan'

Her song has come out great: Soundarya on mother Latha's song in 'Kochadaiiyaan' New Delhi: Rajinikanth's upcoming film 'Kochadaiiyaan', which has been making headlines for daughter Soundarya's efforts, is now in the news for his wife Latha's contribution to the project. Like Rajinikanth who has sung a number in the film, his wife Latha has also crooned the number 'Manappenin Sathiyam'. While talking about the song, director Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin lauded Latha's efforts and mentioned the fact that singing is her passion. "My...
05:48:07 PM Apr 04, 2014

Release date of Vadivelu's 'Thenaliraman' confirmed

Release date of Vadivelu's 'Thenaliraman' confirmed Chennai: After being banned from acting for campaigning against DMDK party in 2011 during the Tamil Nadu assembly elections, comedian Vadivelu is making a comeback with Tamil period-comedy "Thenaliraman", slated for an April release. "Our film is releasing on April 18. It was previously scheduled to release April 11, but it has been pushed to a week later," the film's director Yuvaraj Dhayalan told IANS One of the most popular...
04:30:13 PM Mar 30, 2014

Vijay-Murugadoss new film titled 'Kaththi'

Vijay-Murugadoss new film titled 'Kaththi' Chennai: Filmmaker A.R Murugadoss's upcoming Tamil actioner with actor Vijay has been titled "Kaththi", which is slated to hit the marquee this Diwali. "Happy and delighted to announce the title of my project with Ilaiyathalapathy Vijay -'Kaththi'," Murugadoss tweeted on Monday. This is the second time Murugadoss and Vijay have teamed after the success of 2012 film "Thuppakki", which has been remade in Hindi as "Holiday". "Kaththi", which features Samantha...
05:57:32 PM Mar 26, 2014

Have come a long way since the release of 'Nimirnthu Nil': Samuthirakani

Have come a long way since the release of 'Nimirnthu Nil': Samuthirakani Chennai: After making it big with corruption-based hit Tamil film "Nimirnthu Nil", filmmaker Samuthirakani is attempting at women-centric drama with "Kitna" and says it will feature Amala Paul in the lead role. "My next project 'Kitna' will be set against the backdrop of a forest. Amala Paul will essay a dual role, which will span from her birth to the age of 45. It will be a strong women-centric film...
05:58:03 PM Mar 21, 2014

Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kochadaiiyaan' cleared with U-certificate

Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kochadaiiyaan' cleared with U-certificate Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil period-drama 'Kochadaiiyaan' has been passed with a U-certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification. Directed by the southern matinee idol's daughter Soundarya Ashwin, the film, touted to be India's first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated movie, is slated to release April 11 worldwide. "'Kochadaiiyaan' has been censored with U-certificate," Rajinikanth's manager posted on his Twitter page. It also features Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, R. Sarath...
10:22:13 AM Mar 20, 2014

Don't sell your self-respect for a pittance: Kamal Haasan

Don't sell your self-respect for a pittance: Kamal Haasan Chennai: The Tamil Nadu state election commission has roped in actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan to campaign against cash for votes. In a video released by the election commission, Kamal has urged people to not sell their future and self-respect for a pittance. "Don't vote by comparing which leader is paying more for voting. Think about in whose hands you are resting your future and then vote for the deserving leader. Don't...
11:46:07 AM Mar 19, 2014

Bilinguals cater to a large audience, says filmmaker Balaji Mohan

Bilinguals cater to a large audience, says filmmaker Balaji Mohan Chennai: Director Balaji Mohan, who is awaiting the release of Tamil romantic comedy "Vaayi Moodi Pesavum", says bilinguals may help reach a "large audience" but they are extremely "tough" to execute. "Vaayi Moodi Pesavum" has also been simultaneously made in Malayalam as "Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram". "The biggest advantage of a bilingual is that it caters to a large audience. But by the time you finish a scene in a film...
12:50:32 PM Mar 18, 2014

Moving to Mumbai was a conscious decision: Taapsee Pannu

Moving to Mumbai was a conscious decision: Taapsee Pannu Mumbai: Actress Taapsee Pannu, known for Telugu and Tamil films 'Mr. Perfect' and 'Aadukalam', respectively, now wants to try her hand at Hindi movies and has shifted from Chennai to Mumbai, the hub of the Hindi film industry. "Moving to Mumbai was a conscious decision and it's something that I have been planning for long. I had been living out of my suitcase, so it made complete sense to have...
12:50:14 PM Feb 28, 2014

Tamil filmmakers hail Jayalalithaa for freeing Rajiv killers

Tamil filmmakers hail Jayalalithaa for freeing Rajiv killers Chennai: Tamil filmmakers like Bharathiraja, Cheran and Gowthaman have expressed their gratitude to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for announcing the freedom of seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The decision to release the convicts was taken in cabinet meeting held Wednesday. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated near Chennai in May 1991. Bharathiraja said all Tamils should be indebted to Jayalalithaa. "Judge Sadasivam and his team have reinforced our...
03:32:29 PM Feb 21, 2014

Varalaxmi to play Karakattam dancer in Bala's next

Varalaxmi to play Karakattam dancer in Bala's next Chennai: Varalaxmi Sarathkumar will be seen playing the role of a Karakattam dancer in National Award winning filmmaker Bala Pazhanisaamy's yet-untitled upcoming Tamil directorial. The actress will undergo special dance training for her role. Karakattam is an ancient folk dance in which the dancer performs with a pot on the head. "Varalaxmi has been signed for the film. She is a trained dancer and I thought someone with the dance...
05:37:35 PM Feb 20, 2014

'Cuckoo' has intricacies you find in novels: Kamal Haasan

'Cuckoo' has intricacies you find in novels: Kamal Haasan 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 philosophies, but I have a lot of belief in good thoughts, ideas and hard work. Going by the trailer, I'm...
03:00:45 PM Feb 19, 2014

'Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal' review: The film fizzles out before it can entertain

'Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal' review: The film fizzles out before it can entertain Film: Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Cast: Udhayanidhi Stalin, Santhanam, Nayanthara, Chaya Singh, Saranya Ponvannan, Sunder Ramu, Naren and Mayilsamy Director: SR Prabhakaran Rating: ** In "Ok Ok", which released two years ago, Udhayanidhi and Santhanam upped the bromance bar with their enjoyable onscreen presence. That film was the former's cinematic debut, but with the help of the latter he pleasantly surprised the audience with his decent performance and they turned out...
07:02:41 AM Feb 17, 2014

Kamal Haasan: Despite being my senior, Balu Mahendra was a friend

Kamal Haasan: Despite being my senior, Balu Mahendra was a friend Mumbai: Kamal Haasan has fond memories of his bonding with prolific filmmaker Balu Mahendra, who recently breathed his last in Chennai. The actor says it was tough to question the creative choices of the director, who helmed 'Sadma'. "Balu Mahendra and I shared a very close relationship. His debut film as a cameraman was with me. We used to sit and talk about films between shots. He used to listen...
07:54:28 AM Feb 16, 2014

Working with YRF a huge responsibility: Gokul Krishna

Working with YRF a huge responsibility: Gokul Krishna Chennai: Director A. Gokul Krishna, who is awaiting the release of his directorial debut 'Aaha Kalyanam', the southern remake of 'Band Baaja Baaraat', says working with a prestigious studio like Yash Raj Films (YRF) is a great responsibility he had to bear as a newcomer. "There was a huge responsibility on me while working on the remake. More than nervousness or the challenging part to work with such a big...
04:00:57 PM Feb 15, 2014

Visuals in Balu Mahendra's films speaks several emotions, says filmmaker K Vishwanath

Visuals in Balu Mahendra's films speaks several emotions, says filmmaker K Vishwanath Chennai: Prolific filmmaker Balu Mahendra was a craftsman who narrated emotional dramas with minimum characters and effective visuals for over three decades, won five National Awards and influenced a whole generation of filmmakers with his work. "He had a knack of letting his visuals speak several emotions. His visuals could create more impact than any lines and words in a film," Veteran filmmaker K. Vishwanath, who roped in Balu as...
03:25:04 PM Feb 14, 2014
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