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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

Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic-drama 'Okay Kanmani' is almost complete

Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic-drama 'Okay Kanmani' is almost complete Chennai: Filmmaker Mani Ratnam seemed to have shot upcoming Tamil romantic-drama 'Okay Kanmani' at such a breakneck speed that it's almost complete. It is touted to be his quickest project. The film's shooting started in October. The film's cinematographer P.C. Sreeram recently tweeted: "Travelling time to reach our next destination. Mani gets the best of performance - it was mesmerizing. 99.9 % finito (sic)". The team is currently shooting in...
01:38:44 PM Dec 09, 2014

Southern composer Yuvan Shankar Raja and father Illayaraja to perform at a concert on Pongal

Southern composer Yuvan Shankar Raja and father Illayaraja to perform at a concert on Pongal Tirunelveli: Southern composer Yuvan Shankar Raja is set to perform live here Jan 17, 2015 on the festive occasion of Pongal. He will be joined by his father and music maestro Illayaraja along with a host of popular playback singers. "Yuvan Shankar Raja, the little maestro is all set to woo his audience this Pongal with a musical concert. The concert is named as Yuvan Musical Express. Having performed in...
11:53:11 AM Dec 08, 2014

Arun Vijay sports chiselled six-pack abs in 'Yennai Arindhaal'; shares his new look on Twitter

Arun Vijay sports chiselled six-pack abs in 'Yennai Arindhaal'; shares his new look on Twitter The eagerly awaited Tamil action-drama 'Yennai Arindhaal' will see actors Ajith Kumar, Arun Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Anushka Shetty working with director Gautam Vasudev Menon. ...
09:19:38 AM Dec 08, 2014

Ajith Kumar's 'Yennai Arindhaal' teaser creates new record; crosses the two million views-mark in under 48 hours

Ajith Kumar's 'Yennai Arindhaal' teaser creates new record; crosses the two million views-mark in under 48 hours Chennai: The teaser of the Ajith-starrer 'Yennai Arindhaal' has recorded over two million hits in 48 hours making it the highest for any south Indian film. Actresses Trisha and Anushka Shetty are the heroines in the movie directed by Gautam Vasudev Menon. "The movie produced by AM Rathnam has set new records in the official teaser. The teaser on Sony Music's YouTube channel has clocked over two-and-a-half million views along...
02:28:37 PM Dec 07, 2014

Udhayanidhi Stalin, Prabhu Solomon to collaborate on Solomon's next?

Udhayanidhi Stalin, Prabhu Solomon to collaborate on Solomon's next? Chennai: Actor-producer Udhayanidhi Stalin, currently shooting for Tamil comedy 'Nanbenda', is likely to produce filmmaker Prabhu Solomon's next project. "Nothing has been finalised yet, but talks have been going on. We wanted to collaborate in the past, but it somehow didn't materialise," Solomon told IANS. In the past, Stalin had distributed the filmmaker's Tamil blockbuster 'Mynaa'. Solomon is presently awaiting the release of Tamil disaster drama 'Kayal', a love story...
12:18:45 PM Dec 07, 2014

Anandhi: 'Kayal' and A Sargunam's next film will see me in author-backed roles; don't mind that my character is village-based

Anandhi: 'Kayal' and A Sargunam's next film will see me in author-backed roles; don't mind that my character is village-based Chennai: Actress Anandhi, who will next be seen in forthcoming Tamil romantic-drama 'Kayala', says she has no fear of taking up a village-based role because she gives prime importance to the script and performance. In 'Kayala', which is set against the backdrop of the 2004 tsunami, Anandhi plays a village girl. In her next yet-untitled film with director A. Sargunam, she plays a similar role. "If my directors think I'm...
02:18:12 PM Dec 06, 2014

'Aivaraattam': Working with my sons Niranjan and Dushyanth was a great experience, says actor Jayaprakash

 'Aivaraattam': Working with my sons Niranjan and Dushyanth was a great experience, says actor Jayaprakash Chennai: Popular actor Jayaprakash, who will be seen sharing the screen space with his sons - Niranjan and Dushyanth - in upcoming Tamil sports drama 'Aivaraattam', says he thoroughly enjoyed working with them. "It was the director's idea to cast both my sons in the film. I'm surprised by the kind of performance that has been extracted from them. I really enjoyed working with them although we hardly have scenes...
01:39:40 PM Dec 06, 2014

Bala's new film 'Thaarai Thappattai' is music director Ilayaraja's 1,000th venture

Bala's new film 'Thaarai Thappattai' is music director Ilayaraja's 1,000th venture The shoot for filmmaker Bala's upcoming film 'Thaarai Thappattai' has begun in Thanjavur. Starring actor Sasikumar and actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, 'Tharai Thappattai' is based on ancient dance form Karakattam. According to sources, there was a slight delay in the scheduled shoot for the film, due to extra attention paid to making sure the actors grasped the intricacies of the ancient dance form. ...
01:07:22 PM Dec 05, 2014