Veteran Tamil filmmaker K Balachander passes away

Veteran Tamil filmmaker K Balachander passes away New Delhi: Veteran filmmaker and doyen of Tamil cinema, K Balachander is no more. The 84 year old was admitted to Cauvery hospital in Chennai in the second week of December for treatment of urinary infection. The director was said to be critical and was in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital for a while now. Known for introducing stars such as Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Saritha and Prakash Raj,...
03:37:46 PM Dec 23, 2014

Filmmaker Balachander critical but stable

Filmmaker Balachander critical but stable Chennai: Legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, who was admitted to Cauvery hospital, has been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He is undergoing treatment for urinary infection. "Veteran film director K. Balachander has developed urinary tract infection and has been admitted to the ICU for further treatment. He is critical but his general condition is stable. He is being ably managed by a team of doctors," director of medical services,...
08:16:54 AM Dec 17, 2014

Sonakshi Sinha is 'happy' with her film 'Lingaa's' success, thanks fans for appreciating her work

Sonakshi Sinha is 'happy' with her film 'Lingaa's' success, thanks fans for appreciating her work Mumbai: Sonakshi Sinha is elated that her Tamil film debut 'Lingaa' opposite superstar Rajinikanth is doing well at the box-office. The 27-year-old actress is playing a village belle Bharathi in the K S Ravikumar directed film, which hit theatres last week. "So happy to see #Lingaa doing so well! And thank you all for the amazing response to my work! Couldn't be happier," she posted on Twitter. Despite getting panned...
03:25:28 PM Dec 16, 2014

Kamal Haasan wishes guru K Balachander a speedy recovery

Kamal Haasan wishes guru K Balachander a speedy recovery Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has wished his guru K. Balachander, who has been hospitalised due to fever and some age-related ailments, a speedy recovery. Meanwhile, the veteran filmmaker's health is improving, doctors have said. Balachander, 84, was admitted to Cauvery Hospital here Monday. Haasan is currently busy with the post-production work of Tamil film "Uttama Villain" in Los Angeles. "KB sir recently asked me to complete 'Uttama Villain' as quickly...
01:33:41 PM Dec 16, 2014

Kamal Haasan wishes guru Balachander speedy recovery

Kamal Haasan wishes guru Balachander speedy recovery Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has wished his guru K. Balachander, who has been hospitalised due to fever and some age-related ailments, a speedy recovery. Meanwhile, the veteran filmmaker's health is improving, doctors have said. Balachander, 84, was admitted to Cauvery Hospital in Chennai on Monday. Haasan is currently busy with the post-production work of Tamil film "Uttama Villain" in Los Angeles. "KB sir recently asked me to complete 'Uttama Villain'...
12:10:26 PM Dec 16, 2014

From taming steel tigers to breaking the coconut with his head: 10 gifs show how there is no one like Rajinikanth

From taming steel tigers to breaking the coconut with his head: 10 gifs show how there is no one like Rajinikanth The Tamil superstar who is unequivocally one of the most admired actors in India, is known for his extravagant, mind-boggling and many times gravity-defying stunts. The larger-than-life actor Rajinikanth has acted in scores of films and has been a part of the south Indian film industry for close to 40 years. As he gets ready to release his latest film 'Lingaa' on his 64th birthday, here are some 10 gifs...
05:47:11 PM Dec 11, 2014

Has the release of Rajinikanth starrer 'Lingaa' been stalled?

Has the release of Rajinikanth starrer 'Lingaa' been stalled? Chennai: The Madurai bench of Madras High Court has asked the producer of superstar Rajinikanth starrer 'Lingaa' to deposit Rs.10 crore before 12 noon on Friday with the registrar of the Madurai bench. Until the the film will not be released in the theater. The division bench of the Madras high court on Wednesday heard a writ petition filed by filmmaker K R Ravi Rathinam seeking to quash a single...
02:39:29 PM Dec 11, 2014

If God is to punish an artiste, it is by letting him do a duet after the age of 60: Rajinikanth

If God is to punish an artiste, it is by letting him do a duet after the age of 60: Rajinikanth Hyderabad: He may have worked in about 170 films in a career spanning nearly four decades, but superstar Rajinikanth says he was tensed while shooting duets with Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha for his upcoming film 'Lingaa'. "I worked very hard for this film. Working hard does not mean the action scenes of a train fight or climax fight. It is about doing duets with these two girls (Sonakshi and South...
02:09:07 PM Dec 09, 2014

'Lingaa' teaser: Fans can't keep their eyes off Rajinikanth, courtesy his trademark style, action sequences

'Lingaa' teaser: Fans can't keep their eyes off Rajinikanth, courtesy his trademark style, action sequences All those who simply adore Rajinikanth for his exceptional style, impressive mannerisms and the ease with which he performs action, will not be disappointed with 'Lingaa'. Yes, the teaser is out and it is just so amazing. The 35-second long teaser wows the viewers with its gripping background score, amazing action sequences and Sonakshi Sinha's new look and of course, the presence of superstar Rajinikanth. "Lingaa" has been directed by...
07:53:02 AM Nov 02, 2014

Actor Vijay, director Murugadoss sued for defamation

Actor Vijay, director Murugadoss sued for defamation Madurai: Tamil actor Vijay, director A.R. Murugadoss and producers Lyca Production have been slapped with a defamation suit for making a reference to the 2G spectrum case in their recently released Tamil actioner "Kaththi". The defamation case was filed here Tuesday in the magistrate's court. According to complainant R. Ramasubramanian, a dialogue in the film suggested that corruption "had occurred" in the 2G spectrum case when the matter is still...
05:46:57 PM Oct 28, 2014

Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi apologises for his remarks against Kerala CM Oommen Chandy, says he never meant to criticise him

Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi apologises for his remarks against Kerala CM Oommen Chandy, says he never meant to criticise him Thiruvananthapuram: Superstar Suresh Gopi Sunday apologised for his remarks against Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy following a barrage of criticism and angry Youth Congress activists venting their anger. Speaking to TV channels over telephone from the US, Gopi said he wished to apologise to the chief minister for his remarks against him. "If my remarks have caused pain, I apologise for it. I never meant to criticise the chief minister...
09:08:16 AM Aug 11, 2014

Neil Nitin Mukesh wanted his character in 'Kaththi' to be bad by nature, not looks

Neil Nitin Mukesh wanted his character in 'Kaththi' to be bad by nature, not looks Chennai: Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, who plays the antagonist in upcoming Tamil actioner "Kaththi", says audiences won't see him as an over-the-top villain in the film, but as someone who is bad by nature. A.R. Murugadoss-directed "Kaththi" also features Vijay and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the lead roles. "There is a tendency for any villain to go over the top while playing a baddie. I have avoided that in 'Kaththi'....
12:35:26 PM Jul 30, 2014

Rajinikanth would love to go to a dhaba for a meal, he is grounded, says wife Latha

Rajinikanth would love to go to a dhaba for a meal, he is grounded, says wife Latha New Delhi: Latha Rajnikanth calls her superstar husband very grounded. Few days before Rajinikanth's film 'Kochadaiiyaan' released in theaters, the actor's wife spoke to CNN-IBN and stated that how he is very spiritually connected and gave him credit for re-inventing himself even at this stage in his career. "Like Amit Ji said, he says 'he is bored but look he keeps reinventing himself'. He has given his face and personality...
03:40:50 PM May 23, 2014

Snapshot: Rajinikanth's fans turn up in huge numbers to watch 'Kochadaiiyaan', organise torch rally to celebrate the film's release

Snapshot: Rajinikanth's fans turn up in huge numbers to watch 'Kochadaiiyaan', organise torch rally to celebrate the film's release Finally, Rajinikanth's fans across the globe will get to see his much-anticipated film 'Kochadaiiyaan', a directorial debut of his daughter Soundarya. While many of Rajinikanth's loyal fans are busy anointing his large cut-outs with milk, others have been spotted making a beeline for the film outside cinema halls and yes, there are those who also organsied a torch rally in Chennai to celebrate the film's release and make it a...
08:58:13 AM May 23, 2014

Rajinikanth tweets best wishes to daughter Soundarya as 'Kochadaiiyaan' releases today

Rajinikanth tweets best wishes to daughter Soundarya as 'Kochadaiiyaan' releases today While his fans are busy visiting temples and anointing his posters with milk before the first show of 'Kochadaiiyaan', Rajinikanth is doing his bit to ensure the film manages to wow his supporters. The superstar took to Twitter to wish his daughter and the team of 'Kochadaiiyaan' good luck. Rajini's first tweet read, "My best wishes to my daughter @soundaryaarajni and the entire #Kochadaiiyaan team. I am sure you all...
08:29:23 AM May 23, 2014