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'Uttama Villain' review: Kamal Haasan's film offering several memorable moments is a must watch

'Uttama Villain' review: Kamal Haasan's film offering several memorable moments is a must watch Cast: Kamal Haasan, M. S. Bhaskar, Urvashi, Parvathy, K. Balachander, Nassar, K. Viswanath, Andrea Jeremiah, Ashwin, Jayaram. Director: Ramesh Aravind. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Has any recent Kamal Haasan film released without kicking up a storm? Why then will 'Uttama Villain' be an exception? If it's a Kamal Haasan film, it'll see the light of day only after a measurable token of headline-grabbing controversy. He's a target of...
10:18:32 AM May 03, 2015

'Hey Ram' to 'Uttama Villain': Films that have made Kamal Haasan controversy's favourite child

'Hey Ram' to 'Uttama Villain': Films that have made Kamal Haasan controversy's favourite child New Delhi: It was just a short while ago that Kamal Haasan's recently released film 'Uttama Villain' irked certain pro-Hindu groups who claimed that the comedy-drama had hurt religious sentiments by projecting lord Vishnu in inappropriate light. This unfortunate development went a long way in continuing the 'Sadma' star's tryst with controversial big screen outings. Here is a look at some of Haasan's other controversial movies: Vishwaroopam: Directed by the...
12:37:06 PM May 02, 2015

Kamal Haasan starrer 'Uttama Villain' to be released today

Kamal Haasan starrer 'Uttama Villain' to be released today Kamal Haasan's much-hyped 'Uttama Villain' was expected to hit the screens yesterday. However, its morning shows had to be cancelled , courtesy an ugly dispute between its producers and financers. "The early morning shows have been cancelled. The issue between the producers and the financiers is expected to be settled in a few hours. The film may release during the course of the day," one of the distributors of the...
09:52:03 AM May 02, 2015

'Papanasam' trailer: Will Kamal Haasan outperform Mohanlal's original act?

'Papanasam' trailer: Will Kamal Haasan outperform Mohanlal's original act? Kamal Haasan's loyal fans have a big reason to celebrate. The official trailer of the critically-acclaimed actor's upcoming film 'Papanasam' has been released. A remake of Mohanlal's highly successful Malayalam film 'Drishyam', the Jeethu Joseph-directed thriller also features Gautami, Asha Sarath and Ananth Mahadevan in pivotal roles. It is slated to hit the theatres later this year. The movie's music has been composed by Ghibran. ...
06:57:14 PM May 01, 2015

Release of Kamal Haasan-starrer 'Uttama Villain' delayed

Release of Kamal Haasan-starrer 'Uttama Villain' delayed Chennai: The early morning shows of Kamal Haasan-starrer 'Uttama Villain' on Friday was cancelled across Tamil Nadu. According to sources, the shows were cancelled due to some financial problems between the makers of the film and financiers. "The early morning shows have been cancelled. The issue between the producers and the financiers is expected to be settled in a few hours. The film may release during the course of the...
08:59:36 AM May 01, 2015

No plans to direct Dhanush or father yet, says Rajinikanth's daughter Aishwarya Dhanush

No plans to direct Dhanush or father yet, says Rajinikanth's daughter Aishwarya Dhanush Chennai: Filmmaker Aishwarya Dhanush, who awaits the release of her second Tamil directorial 'Vai Raja Vai' on Friday, says she has no plan as of now to direct her husband Dhanush and father Rajinikanth. "People have been asking me when I'll make films with Dhanush and my father. Honestly, I don't know when. There are no such plans as of now. Besides the release of 'Vai Raja Vai', nothing else...
02:06:45 PM Apr 30, 2015

'Uttama Villain' made me better human being, says director Ramesh Aravind

'Uttama Villain' made me better human being, says director Ramesh Aravind Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind will cherish the experience of directing Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama 'Uttama Villain' forever as he feels it has made him a better human being. "You learn a lot when you work on a big project like 'Uttama Villain'. You learn about others, you learn about human relations and its importance in the process of filmmaking. At the end of this journey, I think I've not only...
11:08:55 AM Apr 30, 2015

Vijayalakshmi quits acting, turns producer

Vijayalakshmi quits acting, turns producer Chennai: Actress Vijayalakshmi, who has worked in Tamil films like "Chennai 600028" and "Aadama Jaichomada", has called it quits to acting to venture into film production. A source close to Vijayalakshmi told IANS: "She wasn't too interested in acting right from the beginning despite support from everybody around her. "Production, as people think is very risky, but she's quite confident and has no second thoughts about it." After facing the...
02:19:53 PM Apr 27, 2015

Nagarjuna asks 'Dohchay' director Sudheer Varma to pen a scrip for him

Nagarjuna asks 'Dohchay' director Sudheer Varma to pen a scrip for him Chennai: Actor-producer Akkineni Nagarjuna is so impressed with Telugu film 'Dohchay' that he has asked its director Sudheer Varma to pen a script for him. "He (Nagarjuna) really liked the film, especially how I managed to keep the last 20 minutes very entertaining. He has asked me to write a script for him. He said we could work together as soon as he's done with his pending projects," Varma told...
02:09:29 PM Apr 27, 2015

Mani Ratnam's 'O Kadhal Kanmani' mints over Rs 14 crore

Mani Ratnam's 'O Kadhal Kanmani' mints over Rs 14 crore Chennai: Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's latest Tamil outing 'O Kadhal Kanmani', which has been raved about by critics and audiences alike, has minted over Rs.14 crore at the box office worldwide in the first four days since its release. "The film has approximately collected Rs.14.73 crore from both its Tamil as well as dubbed Telugu versions in four days worldwide. Despite the onslaught of 'Kanchana 2', which has already turned out...
03:19:52 PM Apr 21, 2015

Cheating case against Shruti Haasan withdrawn

Cheating case against Shruti Haasan withdrawn Chennai: A film production company has withdrawn a case of cheating against actor Shruti Haasan filed in Hyderabad following the intervention of cinema industry bodies. "Picture House Media Ltd (operating out of Chennai and Hyderabad) has withdrawn its case against Shruti Haasan after Tamil Film Producers Council (TPFC) and South Indian Film Artists Association (SIAA) intervened," a release here said. Office-bearers of TPFC, including its President 'Kalaippuli' Thanu and R...
04:57:58 PM Apr 20, 2015

'OK Kanmani' review: Mani Ratnam's timely reflection of our society is the one you shouldn't miss

'OK Kanmani' review: Mani Ratnam's timely reflection of our society is the one you shouldn't miss Cast: Dulquer Salmaan, Nithya Menen, Prakash Raj, Leela Samson Director: Mani Ratnam 'OK Kanmani' is in every way a love letter to the audience. It's a love story sans superficiality or exaggeration. Mani Ratnam is a filmmaker who believes in picking the right actors for his films. By zeroing in on Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen, the master class director wins the battle. 'OK Kanmani' joins the two leaves of...
10:53:33 AM Apr 18, 2015

Censor Board stifles my freedom: Kamal Haasan

Censor Board stifles my freedom: Kamal Haasan New Delhi: Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan says he has an ongoing struggle against the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to achieve creative freedom. The 60-year-old actor, whose 2013 film 'Vishwaroopam' was initially banned in Tamil Nadu for 15 days and saw a release only after muting certain scenes, has always voiced his reservations about the censor board guidelines. Haasan, however, clarified that he holds nothing against the people in...
10:41:54 AM Apr 17, 2015

Look who's back! Jyotika to make a come back on the big screen with '36 Vayadhinile'

Look who's back! Jyotika to make a come back on the big screen with '36 Vayadhinile' Chennai: Making a comeback after eight years to Tamil filmdom with upcoming drama '36 Vayadhinile', actress Jyotika says it was at the behest of her best friends and her actor-husband Suriya, she decided to don the greasepaint again. "I was confused when I got the offer to act again. When I consulted with my best friends Sarah, Anu and Lakshmi, they said I should do it because I deserve a...
02:32:59 PM Apr 07, 2015

'Nannbenda' review: With a shoddy plot, the film falls short from the word go

'Nannbenda' review: With a shoddy plot, the film falls short from the word go Film: Nannbenda Cast: Udhayanidhi Stalin, Nayanthara, Santhanam, Karunakaran, Sherin, Pooja Ramachandran. Director: Jagadish Every ten minutes or so, the actors themselves laugh pathetically on-screen. Maybe that's sarcasm turned upside down. They are going to laugh at us and we, innocent people, sitting on the other side of the screen have no option but to bite our nails and chew our dead minds to sit through this film or walk away...
04:51:45 PM Apr 03, 2015