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Watch out for Arya's new avatar in 'Meegaamann': Magizh
IANS 7/22/2014 5:10:14 AM
Watch out for Arya's new avatar in 'Meegaamann': MagizhFilmmaker Magizh Thirumeni says he will present Arya, known for doing romantic comedies, in a never seen before avatar in his upcoming Tamil action-thriller "Meegaamann".
Did 'Kadavul Paathi...' out of friendship: Pooja Umashankar
IANS 7/22/2014 2:40:15 AM
Did 'Kadavul Paathi...' out of friendship: Pooja UmashankarActress Pooja Umashankar, who will be seen in a cameo in the upcoming Tamil road movie "Kadavul Paathi Mirugam Paathi", says she agreed to work in the film because of her long-term friendship with its director Raj Zacharias.
Siddharth furious over postponement of 'Jigarthanda'
IANS 7/21/2014 9:50:15 AM
Siddharth furious over postponement of 'Jigarthanda'Southern actor Siddharth is upset that the release date of his forthcoming Tamil musical gangster film "Jigarthanda" has once again been postponed.
Gajesh will recreate Nagesh's magic on screen: Director
IANS 7/21/2014 1:50:13 AM
Gajesh will recreate Nagesh's magic on screen: DirectorGajesh, grandson of late legendary Tamil comedian Nagesh, who is making his cinematic debut in upcoming Tamil comedy "Kalkandu", will recreate his grandfather's magic on screen believes director Nandakumar.
Money, establishment not required to make film: Rajamouli
IANS 7/20/2014 10:00:14 AM
Money, establishment not required to make film: RajamouliAce filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli is in accord with his counterpart Ram Gopal Varma's (RGV) philosophy that money and establishment are not required to make a film and that story and determination matter the most.
Indian studio to co-produce Hollywood animated film
IANS 7/20/2014 8:20:14 AM
Indian studio to co-produce Hollywood animated filmHaricane Studios, a popular Indian VFX and animation company, will collaborate with a leading international production house to co-produce the animated adaptation of "The Town Musicians of Bremen". The joint venture will reportedly cost about $45 mil...
Tamil actor Dhandapani dead
IANS 7/20/2014 7:50:14 AM
Tamil actor Dhandapani dead Tamil actor Dhandapani, popular for his roles in films such as "Kaadhal" and "Englishkaran", died here Sunday of cardiac arrest. He was 71.
Sathya filmed 'Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka' at over 100 locations
IANS 7/20/2014 5:30:14 AM
Sathya  filmed 'Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka' at over 100 locationsDirector Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty says he "followed the script" and shot his upcoming Tamil-Telugu directorial debut "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka", inspired by true events, in over 100 locations in the country to keep the narrative "authentic".
Dhanush starrer mints Rs.5.18 crore first day
IANS 7/20/2014 2:40:13 AM
Dhanush starrer mints Rs.5.18 crore first dayDhanush-starrer Tamil action-comedy "Vella Illa Pattatharia" (VIP) grossed Rs.5.18 crore on the opening day in Tamil Nadu, making it the biggest ever opening in the actor's career.
'Sathuranga Vettai' - you're conned!
Haricharan Pudipeddi 7/19/2014 4:55:13 AM
'Sathuranga Vettai' - you're conned! Film: "Sathuranga Vettai"; Cast: Natraj Subramaniam, Ishara Nair, Ponvannan, Illavarasu, Vallavan and Dharani; Director: H. Vinoth; Rating: ***
Prison set in 'Purampokku' monumental: Makers
IANS 7/19/2014 4:10:13 AM
Prison set in 'Purampokku' monumental: MakersUTV Motion Pictures-produced Tamil drama "Purampokku" is currently being shot here. The makers, who recently erected a huge prison set to shoot some important portions of the film, say the set looks monumental.
'Into the Storm' to release in India Aug 8
IANS 7/19/2014 3:00:14 AM
'Into the Storm' to release in India Aug 8Tornado disaster film "Into the Storm", told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, will hit Indian theatres Aug 8.
Kamal Haasan's 'Drishyam' to roll from August
IANS 7/19/2014 2:30:14 AM
Kamal Haasan's 'Drishyam' to roll from AugustActor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer, the yet-untitled Tamil remake of Malayalam blockbuster "Drishyam", will go on the floors from the first week of August. The film was launched here recently.
James Vasanthan turns director with 'Vaanavil Vaazhkai'
IANS 7/19/2014 2:30:14 AM
James Vasanthan turns director with 'Vaanavil Vaazhkai'It's the season of technicians turning actors and directors and the latest addition to that list is music composer James Vasanthan, who is all set for his directorial debut with Tamil musical "Vaanavil Vaazhkai".
When 'Yagavarayinuma' lead actors stuck posters on road
IANS 7/17/2014 4:25:14 AM
When 'Yagavarayinuma' lead actors stuck posters on roadActors Aadi Pinisetty and Nikki Galrani, who play the lead in upcoming Tamil-Telugu thriller "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka", recently released the first look poster of their film by walking and sticking it on the road here.
Digitally restored 'Kasturi Nivasa' ready for release
IANS 7/17/2014 3:50:13 AM
Digitally restored 'Kasturi Nivasa' ready for releaseLate Kannada superstar Rajkumar's 1971 classic "Kasturi Nivasa" has been digitally restored in colour, says producer K.C.N. Mohan, who is planning to release the film in August in cinemas.
'Vaaimai' out of my usual genre of films: Shanthnu
IANS 7/16/2014 3:35:14 AM
'Vaaimai' out of my usual genre of films: ShanthnuIn upcoming Tamil crime-drama "Vaaimai", actor Shanthnu Bhagyaraj says he has moved away from the usual genre of films in which audiences have seen him over the years. He also says he had undergone physical transformation to pull off the role.
'Vaalu' trailer to come with Dhanush's 'Vella...'
IANS 7/16/2014 2:40:14 AM
'Vaalu' trailer to come with Dhanush's 'Vella...'The trailer of Silambarasan-starrer Tamil actioner "Vaalu", which was recently wrapped up, will be screened with Dhanush's 25th film "Vela Illa Pattathari", which releases in cinemas Friday.
Shruti Haasan confirms film with Vijay
IANS 7/15/2014 11:05:14 AM
Shruti Haasan confirms film with VijayShruti Haasan, who has become one of sought-after actresses in southern filmdom, will team up next with Tamil superstar Vijay in a yet-untitled film in the language.
Lakshmy pampered me like mother on sets: Sruthi Hariharan
IANS 7/15/2014 4:30:19 AM
Lakshmy pampered me like mother on sets: Sruthi Hariharan"Lucia" fame Sruthi Hariharan, who is making her Tamil debut with upcoming road drama "Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe", says the film's director Lakshmy Ramakrishnan pampered her like a mother.
Playing fictional character in 'Irukku...' challenging: Eden
IANS 7/15/2014 1:30:14 AM
Playing fictional character in 'Irukku...' challenging: EdenIn forthcoming Tamil supernatural romantic-comedy "Irukku Ana Illa", actress Eden Kuriakosse plays an unusual fictional character, which will leave the audiences guessing about her presence in the film. She says pulling off the role was not easy.
Pragathi's role will add weight to the film: Director Bala
IANS 7/14/2014 2:20:14 AM
Pragathi's role will add weight to the film: Director BalaFilmmaker Bala Pazhanisaamy has roped in playback singer Pragathi Guruprasad to essay an important role in his upcoming Tamil directorial "Thaara Thappattai". He says her role will add weight to the film's story.
Would like to work with Aadi every year: Sampath Nandi
IANS 7/14/2014 2:20:14 AM
Would like to work with Aadi every year: Sampath NandiFilmmaker Sampath Nandi says he's so impressed with actor Aadi Pudipeddi's work in upcoming Telugu romantic-drama "Gaalipatam" that he wishes to work with him every year going forward.
Ashna, Santhanam team up again for a comedy caper
IANS 7/14/2014 2:00:15 AM
Ashna, Santhanam team up again for a comedy caperAfter working together in "Vallavanuku Pullum Aayudham", actors Santhanam and Ashna Zaveri have reunited for the second time in a row to feature in a yet-untitled Tamil comedy film.
Can't emote without knowing a language: Nushrat Bharucha
IANS 7/14/2014 2:00:15 AM
Can't emote without knowing a language: Nushrat BharuchaNushrat Bharucha, who is making her Tamil debut with forthcoming comedy "Valeba Raja", says she wished she had more time to learn and understand the language to emote well in the film.
Actor Vishal complaints on piracy
SV 7/14/2014 1:02:42 AM
Actor Vishal complaints on piracyActor Vishal in true filmi style raided the cable TV operators' offices in Karaikudi with a team of police officials as he came to know that they have been telecasting pirated versions of the recent movies.
CV Kumar and Gnanavel Raja to produce Vishnu Vishal's movie
SV 7/14/2014 1:00:24 AM
CV Kumar and Gnanavel Raja to produce Vishnu Vishal's movieCV Kumar and Gnanavel Raja have joined hands through their Dream Factory to produce a new movie with debutant Ravi as the director.
Kaththi audio launch in London
SV 7/14/2014 12:05:20 AM
Kaththi audio launch in LondonIlayathalapathy Vijay's Kaththi is becoming more and more popular.
Innovative promotion plans for Ai
SV 7/14/2014 12:02:00 AM
Innovative promotion plans for AiAi, directed by Shankar will have some innovations in its promotions too. The film starring Vikram and Amy Jackson has been in the making for sometime.
Masss starts rolling
SV 7/14/2014 12:00:43 AM
Masss starts rollingMasss starring actor Suriya has started its shooting in Chennai.
Maan Karate completes 100 days
SV 7/13/2014 11:56:44 PM
Maan Karate completes 100 daysActor Sivakarthikeyan and Hansika starrer Maan Karate has completed 100 days of its successful run in the theatres.
Mahesh Babu bags best actor Filmfare south award
IANS 7/13/2014 4:30:13 AM
Mahesh Babu bags best actor Filmfare south awardMahesh Babu won the best actor for Telugu movie "SVSC", while Nayantara bagged the best actress trophy for her perforamnce in Tamil film "Raja Rani" for the year 2013 at the star-studded 61st Filmfare Awards southern edition.
Dhanush's 25th film cleared with U certificate
IANS 7/12/2014 9:30:14 AM
Dhanush's 25th film cleared with U certificateDhanush-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).
Tamil cinema: Debutant directors dominated first half of 2014
Haricharan Pudipeddi 7/11/2014 10:00:16 AM
Young, ambitious and willing to go against the tide helped first time directors like P. Ramesh and Thirukumaran rule the Tamil box office in the first half of the year. Thanks to the right mix of good content and entertainment elements in their movie...
Mia George wants to work with Arya
IANS 7/11/2014 6:20:14 AM
Mia George wants to work with AryaDebutant Mia George, who will be seen in upcoming Tamil romance "AmaraKaaviyam", is keen to act opposite the film's producer Arya, who is also one of the popular actors in the industry.
Injuries are Vishal's lucky mascot
IANS 7/11/2014 4:20:14 AM
Injuries are Vishal's lucky mascotActor Vishal Krishna fractured his hand while shooting a stunt sequence on the sets of upcoming Tamil actioner "Poojai", but he continued to shoot because he believes injuries spell luck for his films.
I have an impostor on Twitter: K.S. Ravikumar
IANS 7/10/2014 2:00:14 AM
I have an impostor on Twitter: K.S. RavikumarAce filmmaker K.S. Ravikumar, who has been busy shooting Tamil film "Lingaa" with superstar Rajinikanth, was in for a surprise recently when somebody posing as him posted controversial tweets. He says it was an impostor and clarified that he himself ...
Thiagarajan yet to finalise leading lady for 'Queen' remake
IANS 7/10/2014 1:50:14 AM
Thiagarajan yet to finalise leading lady for 'Queen' remakeActor-producer Thiagarajan has clarified that he's yet to sign an actress to play the lead in the southern remake of Hindi blockbuster "Queen".
8th Annual Vijay Awards
NR 7/9/2014 3:06:59 AM
8th Annual Vijay Awards Gionee Smart Phones 8th Annual Vijay Awards powered by Casa Grande co-presented by Dr. M.G.R. University Maduravoyil, Nandu brand Lungies, Repco Home Finance and RRP Housing' which was held on 5th July 2014 was attended by an array of stars from the ...
Dhanush helped with 'Vellai Illa Pattathari' script: Director
IANS 7/9/2014 2:30:13 AM
Dhanush helped with 'Vellai Illa Pattathari' script: DirectorDhanush-starrer Tamil film "Vellai Illa Pattathari" is slated for release July 18, and its director Velraj says that the actor, who is a pleasure to work with, chipped in with suggestions for the script wherever needed.
Learn to make cost-effective films from RGV: Navdeep
IANS 7/9/2014 2:20:13 AM
Learn to make cost-effective films from RGV: NavdeepActor Navdeep, who has collaborated with Ram Gopal Varma for forthcoming Telugu thriller "Ice Cream", says the filmmaker knows how to make cost-effective films and that other filmmakers should learn from him the art of avoiding unnecessarily expendit...
Need to thank Nalan's mother for ;Sathuranga Vettai': Director
IANS 7/9/2014 1:20:13 AM
Need to thank Nalan's mother for ;Sathuranga Vettai': DirectorDebutant director Vinoth says that had it not been for Tamil filmmaker Nalan Kumaraswamy's mother, he couldn't have found a producer for his forthcoming Tamil con thriller "Sathuranga Vettai". He says he's "extremely thankful to her".
Plan to join social media soon, says Suriya
IANS 7/8/2014 10:10:14 AM
Plan to join social media soon, says SuriyaTamil actor Suriya, who is awaiting the release of Tamil actioner "Anjaan", Tuesday said he is likey to join soon social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
'Mundasupatti' makers planning sequel
IANS 7/8/2014 9:20:14 AM
'Mundasupatti' makers planning sequelFollowing the success of recently released Tamil comedy "Mundasupattia, its makers - Fox Star Studios and C.V. Kumar - are planning to work on a sequel, which will be developed on ideas shared by audiences who've watched the first part.
Swathi to join Yatchan team
SV 7/8/2014 6:26:37 AM
Swathi to join Yatchan teamDirector Vishnu Vardhan is directing Yatchan for UTV. The film stars Arya, Kreshna and Deepa Sannadhi.
A sequel for Mundasupatti
SV 7/8/2014 6:24:38 AM
A sequel for Mundasupatti Mundasupatti, produced by Fox Star Studios and C.V. Kumar's Thirukumaran Entertainment has completed 25 days of successful run at the box office.
Suriya - Venkat Prabhu film is Masss
SV 7/8/2014 6:22:49 AM
Suriya - Venkat Prabhu film is MasssActor Suriya will soon start his next movie with director Venkat Prabhu.
Six Tamil film producers float distribution, marketing firm
IANS 7/8/2014 2:20:14 AM
Six Tamil film producers float distribution, marketing firmSix popular Tamil film producers - K.E Gnanavel Raja, S. Sashi Kanth, C.V. Kumar, Elred Kumar, Abinesh Elangovan and Lakshman Kumar - have jointly floated a company, Dream Factory, which will focus on better ways to distribute and market content in T...
Biopics should have modern day relevance: Gnana Rajasekaran
IANS 7/7/2014 10:30:14 AM
Biopics should have modern day relevance: Gnana RajasekaranNational award winning filmmaker Gnana Rajasekaran, who is awaiting the release of forthcoming Tamil-English biopic "Ramanujan", says making biopics is "challenging" as they need to have modern day relevance for audiences.
Ashok Selvan signs two movies
SV 7/7/2014 2:44:59 AM
Ashok Selvan signs two movies Actor Ashok Selvan who did a commendable performance in Thegidi has signed two new projects. He has signed a comedy movie which will be directed by Sathya Siva, who had earlier directed Kazhugu.
Salim's release date
SV 7/7/2014 2:42:48 AM
Salim's release date Salim starring Vijay antony and Aksha Pandey will be released on July 25.
Suriya and Pandiraj together
SV 7/7/2014 2:39:41 AM
Suriya and Pandiraj togetherDirector Pandiraj who had made films like Pasanga and Marina has joined actor Suriya.
Maan Karate director signs a film for Red Giant
SV 7/7/2014 2:35:41 AM
Maan Karate director signs a film for Red GiantThirukumaran who directed the Sivakarthikeyan starrer Maan Karate has been roped in by Red Giant movies for an upcoming project.
Bangalore Days to be remade
SV 7/7/2014 2:33:00 AM
Bangalore Days to be remade PVP Cinemas along with Dil Raju have bought the remake rights of Bangalore Days in Tamil and Telugu.
Anirudh sings for AR Rahman
SV 7/7/2014 2:31:39 AM
Anirudh sings for AR RahmanThe Kolavery composer, Anirudh Ravichander, has sung for AR Rahman for director Shankar's upcoming movie Ai.
Don't like to run after directors: Nushrat Bharucha
IANS 7/7/2014 2:20:14 AM
Don't like to run after directors: Nushrat BharuchaAfter winning hearts with films such as "Pyaar Ka Punchnama" and "Akaash Vani", actress Nushrat Bharucha, who is all set for the release of her Tamil debut "Valeba Raja", says she always likes to work with directors who want to work with her.
Bharathiraja to set up film school
IANS 7/7/2014 1:20:14 AM
Bharathiraja to set up film schoolAce Tamil filmmaker Bharathiraja, who has been a source of inspiration for several young filmmakers in filmdom, has decided to set up a film school here.
SRK delighted at southern honour
IANS 7/6/2014 4:50:13 AM
SRK delighted at southern honourBollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was honoured with an Entertainer of Indian Cinema award here at the 8th Annual Vijay Awards, was happy to meet some of the talented people from the southern film industry.
Sathyaraj's most powerful role ever in 'Poojai': Director
IANS 7/6/2014 3:00:13 AM
Sathyaraj's most powerful role ever in 'Poojai': DirectorDirector Hari Gopalakrishnan says actor Sathyaraj's role as a police officer in upcoming Tamil actioner "Poojai" will be his career's most powerful role ever.
Dream to be part of world cinema now: Sheena Chohan
IANS 7/6/2014 2:40:14 AM
Dream to be part of world cinema now: Sheena ChohanDescribing her recent visit to Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) as "enriching", actress Sheena Chohan says that the experience has persuaded her to be open to world cinema as she feels cinema has no "geographical boundaries".
           
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