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'CSK' review: Good thriller that needed more thrills

'CSK' review: Good thriller that needed more thrills Film: 'CSK' Cast: Sharran, Vimal, Narayan, Mishal and Jai Quehaeni Director: Sathiyamoorthy Rating: *** 'CSK' is the kind of thriller that attempts something offbeat but doesn't quite succeed in keeping us on the edge of our seats. The opening moments are impressive and instantly thrill-inducing -- a woman with her mouth and hands tapped, is surrounded by three men. She's lying at their feet and as one of them swings...
05:15:22 PM Mar 28, 2015

Suriya showers love on National Award winners

Suriya showers love on National Award winners Chennai: Tamil superstar Suriya, who was delighted with his fraternity bagging eight honours at the 62nd National Film Awards, congratulated and surprised the winners with bouquets. "Suriya sir sent each winner a bouquet of flowers. He personally met and congratulated them on their victory," a source close to the actor told IANS. This year, Tamil drama 'Kutram Kadithal' bagged the Best Film Award in the language, while children's drama 'Kaaka...
01:51:41 PM Mar 28, 2015

'Valiyavan' review: A half-annulled comedy and an unconvincing plot makes the film boring

'Valiyavan' review: A half-annulled comedy and an unconvincing plot makes the film boring Film: Valiyavan Cast: Jai, Andrea Jeremiah, Bala Saravanan, Azhagam Perumal, Anupama Kumar Director: M. Saravanan 'Valiyavan'... oh boy, a dull drivel from the word go. You are watching a movie whose opening credits appear on a black screen, if you are instantly reminded of a Woody Allen movie, stop your imagination right there. Andrea, for some reason, is bewitched by Jai. She declares her love for him the first time...
12:49:59 PM Mar 28, 2015

Dhanush 'proud' of winning two National Awards for his production 'Kaaka Muttai'

Dhanush 'proud' of winning two National Awards for his production 'Kaaka Muttai' Chennai: Tamil superstar Dhanush is proud that his production venture 'Kaaka Muttai' has won best child artist and children movie award at the 62nd National Film Awards. The film's leading child artists -- J Vignesh and Ramesh -- bagged the honour for their poignant portrayal of inseparable siblings living in a slum. Released last September, 'Kaaka Muttai', which shared the best children's film honour with Marathi drama 'Elizabeth Ekadashi', was...
11:35:50 AM Mar 25, 2015

Muthukumar dedicates National Award to 'Saivam' team

Muthukumar dedicates National Award to 'Saivam' team Chennai: Lyricist Na Muthukumar on Tuesday said he would like to dedicate the best lyricist National Award for the Tamil song 'Azhage' to the team of 'Saivam'. This was his second award in a row. Last year, he pocked an award for his work in Tamil drama "Thangameengal". "I'm very happy. The song is an ode to love and humanity. I dedicate it to the team of 'Saivam'," Muthukumar told...
10:40:41 AM Mar 25, 2015

Udhayanidhi may next team up with director Rajesh

Udhayanidhi may next team up with director Rajesh Chennai: Actor-producer Udhayanidhi Stalin, who is currently shooting for Tamil film 'Geththu' here, is likely to team up with director M. Rajesh for another project in the language later this year. "As soon as I finish 'Geththu', I'll start working on a project called 'Idhayam Murali' with director Ahmed. Towards the end of the year, Rajesh and I may team up for the second time. But nothing has been finalized...
12:25:26 PM Mar 24, 2015

Poet, film personality Yusufali Kechery passes away

Poet, film personality Yusufali Kechery passes away Kochi: Veteran poet and film personality Yusufali Kechery passed away at a private hospital here on Saturday evening, said family sources. He was 80. Since the beginning of this year, Kechery's health was deteriorating and was in the hospital for long. A poet of the modern era, he had won several awards for his poetry which include the Odakkuzhal, Kerala Sahitya Academy and Vallathol awards. He also wrote film lyrics,...
01:21:23 AM Mar 22, 2015

Sadha makes comeback with Vadivelu's 'Eli'

Sadha makes comeback with Vadivelu's 'Eli' Chennai: Actress Sadha, who was last seen in 2011 Tamil film 'Puli Vesham', is making a comeback of sorts to the industry with upcoming Tamil comedy 'Eli', starring comedian Vadivelu in the lead. "Sadha has been roped in to play an important role. I can't divulge more details, but she will join the sets next week," the film's director Yuvaraj Dayalan told IANS. Set in the 1970s, the film marks...
03:10:04 PM Mar 21, 2015

Rajinikanth pays hefty amount to settle the losses incurred by 'Lingaa' distributors

Rajinikanth pays hefty amount to settle the losses incurred by 'Lingaa' distributors Chennai: The 'Lingaa' issue with the distributors, who claimed heavy losses, seems to have finally resolved amicably after the intervention of superstar Rajinikanth, who agreed to pay a lump sum amount. "Rajini sir paid the amount to producer Rockline Venkatesh and requested him to settle the losses of the distributors. While it's not known how much he paid, but the distributors have agreed to call off the protest," a source...
03:03:01 PM Mar 21, 2015

Shruti records song for 'Gabbar Is Back' in one hour

Shruti records song for 'Gabbar Is Back' in one hour Chennai: After lending her voice to two successful songs -- 'Joganiyan' and 'Sannata' -- this year, Shruti Haasan has sung a song picturised on herself for her film 'Gabbar Is Back'. What's more incredible is that she recorded the song in one hour without any break. "Shruti was shooting in the village of Pollachi for one of her Tamil films. In between her film schedules and her numerous brand shoots,...
02:25:34 PM Mar 16, 2015

Excited to be teaming up with Vikram: Kajal Aggarwal

Excited to be teaming up with Vikram: Kajal Aggarwal Chennai: Actress Kajal Aggarwal, who has been teamed up with Vikram for the first time in a yet-untitled Tamil actioner, considers it an honour. She says she's excited to start working with him as she admires his work. "I'm super excited. I really admire Vikram's work and I'm looking forward to working with him. The story and my role are fabulous. I'm really energised about this project," Kajal told IANS....
02:21:26 PM Mar 16, 2015

'Enakkul Oruvan' review: Confusing in parts, the film beautifully explores the dreams and desires of a celebrity

'Enakkul Oruvan' review: Confusing in parts, the film beautifully explores the dreams and desires of a celebrity Cast: Siddharth, Deepa Sannidhi, Srushti Dange, Aadukalam Naren, John Vijay, Yog Japee. Director: Prasad Ramar First of all, 'Lucia', the Kannada film which 'Enakkul Oruvan' is based on is a terrific film. 'Enakkul Oruvan' is a sincere remake of the dreams of a common celebrity. Would we be able to recognize a hidden A. R. Rahman in our very own apartment complex? Ah, he's a nuisance. He makes noise. Not...
12:09:15 PM Mar 07, 2015

National Award winning film editor TE Kishore passes away

National Award winning film editor TE Kishore passes away Chennai: National award-winning film editor T.E Kishore, who was undergoing treatment for a brain stroke, breathed his last on Friday at a hospital here, said a family source. Kishore was 36 and died at the Vijaya Hospital. He is survived by his parents. "Kishore was hospitalised few days ago after he suffered a brain stroke while working in a studio. He slipped into coma and failed to respond to the...
09:18:40 AM Mar 07, 2015

Oscar winning sound mixer Craig Mann collaborates with Indian technicians for Kamal Haasan's 'Uttama Villain'

Oscar winning sound mixer Craig Mann collaborates with Indian technicians for Kamal Haasan's 'Uttama Villain' Chennai: Sound designer Kunal Rajan says working with Oscar-winning sound mixer Craig Mann in Kamal Haasan's Tamil musical drama 'Uttama Villain" was fabulous. He says the two had a blast mixing the film, slated for release on April 2. "Craig and I have worked together on a few Hollywood projects. When I was starting 'Uttama Villain', I asked him if he would be interested to mix an Indian film. He...
03:02:24 PM Mar 04, 2015

'Kaaki Sattai' strikes gold at box office, earns Rs 15 crores in four days of its release

'Kaaki Sattai' strikes gold at box office, earns Rs 15 crores in four days of its release Chennai: Actor Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Tamil actioner 'Kaaki Sattai' has netted Rs.15.58 crore in first four days since its release in Tamil Nadu. "The film registered the biggest opening in Sivakarthikeyan's career. It has collected Rs.15.58 crore till Monday since its release. It's turning out to be a highly profitable venture and fourth hit for Siva in a row," trade analyst Trinath told IANS. Siva's last three hits include 'Kedi Billa Killadi...
02:59:38 PM Mar 03, 2015