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'Vella Illa Pattathari' review: Dhanush's royal return to commercial zone

'Vella Illa Pattathari' review: Dhanush's royal return to commercial zone Film: 'Vella Illa Pattathari'; Cast: Dhanush, Amala Paul, Vivekh, Samuthirakani, Saranya Ponvannan and Surabhi; Director: R. Velraj In one of the scenes in Dhanush's 'Vella Illa Pattathari' (VIP), his 25th film, he lets a large group of henchmen beat him to pulp because his mother once tied a red thread on his hand and as long he has it on him, he's not supposed to get into a fight with...
08:02:14 AM Jul 19, 2014

Dhanush's 25th film cleared with U certificate

Dhanush's 25th film cleared with U certificate Chennai: Dhanush-starrer Tamil action-comedy 'Vela Illa Pattathari' (VIP), which happens to be the actor's 25th film, has been passed with a U certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The film will hit the screens Friday and Dhanush is excited about it. "Dear fans, press and media. I'm super excited to announce that VIP has been censored with a 'U' certificate and will release on coming 18th," Dhanush...
09:50:44 AM Jul 13, 2014

Tamannaah a value addition to 'Baahubali': Rajamouli

Tamannaah a value addition to 'Baahubali': Rajamouli Chennai: Ace filmmaker S.S Rajamouli has teamed up with actress Tamannaah Bhatia for the first time in upcoming Telugu-Tamil bilingual 'Baahubali'. He is so impressed with the latter's potential that he feels she's a value addition to the project. "Working for first time with Tamannaah. Very impressed with her grasping and performance. She is a value addition to #Baahubali (sic)," Rajamouli posted on his Twitter page Saturday. Tamannaah, who is...
01:21:52 PM Jun 28, 2014

Noted Tamil filmmaker Ramanarayanan passes away

Noted Tamil filmmaker Ramanarayanan passes away Singapore: Popular Tamil filmmaker Ramanarayanan died in a private hospital here Sunday, a family source said."He was undergoing treatment in Singapore for kidney-related issues. He passed away after he failed to respond to the treatment. His body will be brought to Chennai Tuesday," the family source told IANS.Ramanarayanan, who started his career as dialogue writer, had directed 126 films across multiple languages in over three decades.Known for devotional and commercial...
11:41:06 AM Jun 23, 2014

'Kaththi': First motion poster unveiled on superstar Vijay's birthday

'Kaththi': First motion poster unveiled on superstar Vijay's birthday Chennai: Tamil superstar Vijay, who will turn 40 Sunday, will receive the first look motion poster of his upcoming film 'Kaththi' as his birthday gift. The makers plan to release it at midnight on Saturday. "The film's first look motion poster will be released at midnight on the occasion of Vijay sir's birthday," the film's director AR Murugadoss told IANS. This is the second time Murugadoss and Vijay have teamed...
12:57:23 PM Jun 22, 2014

Southern edition of Filmfare awards to take place July 12

Southern edition of Filmfare awards to take place July 12 Chennai: The 61st Idea Filmfare awards, south edition, will take place here July 12 in the presence of luminaries from Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam industries. To be held at the Nehru Indoor Stadium of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, the event will celebrate and honour the best talent from all the four southern film industries. "The Idea Filmfare awards South gives us a unique opportunity to connect...
11:48:43 AM Jun 19, 2014

Rajinikanth praises Tamil comedy 'Mundasupatti'

Rajinikanth praises Tamil comedy 'Mundasupatti' Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth recently watched Tamil comedy "Mundasupatti" and lauded its makers for giving audiences a perfect family entertainer. He also heaped praise on the performances of the film's lead actors. A story set against a superstitious village, the film features Vishnu Vishal, Nandita, Ramadass and Kaali Venkat in lead roles. "I really loved the film, especially the performances of Vishnu, Ramadass and Kaali. I would really like to congratulate...
01:54:15 PM Jun 16, 2014

Why Bollywood actors can't quite imitate the 'swag' of their South Indian counterparts in Hindi remakes

Why Bollywood actors can't quite imitate the 'swag' of their South Indian counterparts in Hindi remakes New Delhi: If you are a fan of south Indian films, you will understand when I argue that while Hindi films adapt the script, locations and situations from the original movies well, they are unable to do so when it comes to the personal "draw" of the actors. Take the latest film 'Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty' for example. It has been adapted from the super-hit Tamil film...
04:33:22 PM Jun 06, 2014

Shaved my head 40 times for 'Ramanujan': Abhinay Vaddi

Shaved my head 40 times for 'Ramanujan': Abhinay Vaddi Chennai: Southern actor Abhinay Vaddi, who plays mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in upcoming Tamil-English biopic 'Ramanujan', says he shaved his head 40 times for the look of the character. "The director signed me on only when I agreed to shave my head for the role. I must have done it at least 40 times. I remember when we were shooting in Kumbakonam, we had a barber on sets at all...
11:21:14 AM Jun 04, 2014

'Kochadaiiyaan' A.R Rahman's toughest movie

'Kochadaiiyaan' A.R Rahman's toughest movie Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman said that superstar Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiiyaan' was the toughest film in his career of composing because of the importance of music in the narrative. "'Kochadaiiyaan' was one of the toughest movies to score and mix for, due to the responsibility and role music had in the narrative. Kudos to my whole team for coming through. We had to move forward on many sensibilities and step...
02:57:57 PM May 27, 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

'Kochadaiiyaan' to hit the screens on Friday, Rajinikanth fever grips Chennai

'Kochadaiiyaan' to hit the screens on Friday, Rajinikanth fever grips Chennai Chennai: The wait is almost over! Come Friday, May 23rd, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's latest offering, 'Kochadaiiyaan' is all set to hit the screens. Directed by the star's younger daughter, Soundarya Ashwin, who makes her debut, 'Kochadaiiyaan' is touted as Rajini's magnum opus. But for fans of the actor, 'Kochadaiiyaan' is so much more than being the first film in India to use motion capture technology. "We have been starved of...
10:08:54 AM May 22, 2014

Kochadaiiyaan: 10 reasons why fans look forward to Rajinikanth's next

Kochadaiiyaan: 10 reasons why fans look forward to Rajinikanth's next Chennai: A Rajinikanth film gives audiences enough reasons to throng cinema halls, but here are select reasons for which the superstar's ardent fans will watch his forthcoming release "Kochadaiiyaan", in which he features in an animated format for the first time. Directed by his daughter Soundarya R. Ashwin, 'Kochadaiiyaan' releases worldwide Friday on nearly 6,000 screens and IANS lists down the highlights of the film that will lure the hardcore...
12:16:52 PM May 21, 2014
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