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Kishore to play rowdy in "Kadhali Kaanavillai"
NR 9/1/2014 5:25:58 AM
Kishore to play rowdy in "Kadhali Kaanavillai"Actor Kishore will play a rowdy character in the action movie "Kadhali Kaanavillai"
Nivin Pauly in Mani Ratnam's film
Jyothsna Bhavanishankar 9/1/2014 4:33:55 AM
Nivin Pauly in Mani Ratnam's filmTalented director Mani Ratnam's last outing was Kadal with Arvind Swamy, Arjun, Gautham Karthik and Thulasi Nair.
Muni 3 from December
Jyothsna Bhavanishankar 9/1/2014 4:27:06 AM
Muni 3 from DecemberChoreographer/actor/director Raghava Lawrence's Kanchana belonged to a rare genre that combined horror and humor.
Kamal Haasan for Nadula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom director's next
Jyothsna Bhavanishankar 9/1/2014 4:14:51 AM
Kamal Haasan for Nadula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom director's nextNadula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom directed by Balaji Tharaneetharan swept film buffs off their feet and the phrase 'enaachu' by Vijay Sethupathy became almost a cult one.
'Isai' is wishes-granted for Suryah
NR 8/31/2014 2:31:32 AM
'Isai' is wishes-granted for SuryahTamil movie-maker S J Suryah satisfies the musician in him by composing and singing for his upcoming movie "Isai"
CBFC chairperson worried over lyrics of songs
Subhash K. Jha 8/31/2014 1:12:14 AM
CBFC chairperson worried over lyrics of songsWhy respected script-writers and lyricists remain silent over the dialogues and lyrics today that are unacceptable, asks CBFC chairperson
Aadhi Pinisetty in the Tamil remake of 'Venkatadri Express'
NR 8/29/2014 9:00:16 PM
Aadhi Pinisetty in the Tamil remake of 'Venkatadri Express'Actor Aadhi Pinisetty to lead in the Tamil remake of the Telugu blockbuster "Venkatadri Express"
Vikram is embodiment of commitment: Ravichandran
IANS 8/26/2014 2:00:14 AM
Vikram is embodiment of commitment: RavichandranAce producer Aascar Ravichandran is in awe of actor Vikram's commitment in upcoming Tamil action-thriller "Ai", for which the latter has spent over two years shooting without ever complaining about the time invested.
'Kathai...' broke stereotypes of storytelling: Parthiban
IANS 8/24/2014 4:30:14 AM
'Kathai...' broke stereotypes of storytelling: ParthibanActor-filmmaker R. Parthiban, who is extremely delighted with the success of his latest Tamil directorial "Kathai Thirakkathai Vasanam Iyakkam", says the film didn't adhere to the regular style of storytelling because it was meant to break it.
'Irumbu...' will bring out best in Atharva: Director
IANS 8/24/2014 4:30:14 AM
'Irumbu...' will bring out best in Atharva: DirectorAudiences will see the best of actor Atharva Murali in the forthcoming Tamil action-drama "Irumbu Kuthirai", says its director Yuvaraj Bose.
Commercial padding in films important: Jeevan
IANS 8/24/2014 3:30:14 AM
Commercial padding in films important: JeevanCinematographer-turned-director Jeevan is gearing up for the release of Tamil rural drama "Mosakutty" and says that irrespective of the genre, films need to have commercial elements to draw audiences to cinemas.
Arya, Jeeva Shankar to collaborate again
IANS 8/24/2014 3:30:14 AM
Arya, Jeeva Shankar to collaborate againArya has produced the forthcoming Jeeva Shankar-directed Tamil romantic-drama "Amara Kaaviyam". Now the actor is set to produce the director's next project that is currently in the scripting phase.
Dhanush is a director's actor: Amyra Dastur
IANS 8/22/2014 2:20:14 AM
Dhanush is a director's actor: Amyra DasturActor Dhanush likes to surrender himself to a director's vision and only does what he's told to do, says Amyra Dastur, his co-star in upcoming Tamil film "Anegan".
'Uttama Villain' to release before 'Vishwaroopam 2'
IANS 8/22/2014 2:00:14 AM
'Uttama Villain' to release before 'Vishwaroopam 2'Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil comedy "Uttama Villain" was recently wrapped up and will release before spy-thriller "Vishwaroopam 2", which is currently stuck in the post-production phase.
Tamil version of 'Kaalicharan' gears up for release
IANS 8/21/2014 1:40:14 AM
Tamil version of 'Kaalicharan' gears up for releasePor Kuthirai", the Tamil version of the 2013 Telugu crime-drama "Kaalicharan", will hit the screens soon.
'Kaaka Muttai' won't be cinematically emotional: Manikandan
IANS 8/20/2014 3:10:13 AM
'Kaaka Muttai' won't be cinematically emotional: ManikandanActor Dhanush-produced Tamil drama "Kaaka Muttai", about the lives two young brothers in a slum will not be cinematically emotional, says its director Manikandan, adding that it will be very realistic in its portrayal of the story.
'Kaaviya Thalaivan' was a rewarding experience: Vedhika
IANS 8/20/2014 2:20:14 AM
'Kaaviya Thalaivan' was a rewarding experience: VedhikaActress Vedhika Kumar, who plays an atypical romantic heroine in upcoming Tamil historical drama "Kaaviya Thalaivan", directed by National Award winner Vasantha Balan, says the experience was rewarding.
Ramya Krishnan in Vishal's next film
IANS 8/20/2014 2:10:14 AM
Ramya Krishnan in Vishal's next filmActress Ramya Krishnan, who has been away from the limelight for a while, will be making her comeback in a prominent role in a yet-untitled Tamil film, co-starring Vishal Krishna.
'Kaththi' gets flak from Tamil fringe groups
IANS 8/20/2014 1:50:14 AM
'Kaththi' gets flak from Tamil fringe groupsAs many as 65 members from different Tamil fringe groups have demanded a ban on Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" alleging that its co-producer A. Subhaskaran has direct links with Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government.
Dhanush's 'Kaaka Muttai' to have world premiere at TIFF
IANS 8/19/2014 10:00:14 AM
Dhanush's 'Kaaka Muttai' to have world premiere at TIFFActor Dhanush-produced Tamil drama "Kaaka Muttai", which predominantly features newcomers, will have its world premiere at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a festival representative said.
Comedy films involve scrupulous efforts: Nandita
IANS 8/19/2014 1:50:14 AM
Comedy films involve scrupulous efforts: NanditaActress Nandita, who thoroughly enjoyed the experience of shooting the forthcoming Tamil comedy "Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaithiya Sigamani", says working in such movies require "scrupulous efforts" from actors as well as the director.
Vasanthabalan dares to explore: Nassar
IANS 8/19/2014 1:10:13 AM
Vasanthabalan dares to explore: NassarActor Nassar says Vasanthabalan, who has directed the Tamil historical film "Kaaviya Thalaivan", dares to explore different ideas with his movies.
'Honesty important in recreating true stories'
IANS 8/18/2014 2:40:14 AM
'Honesty important in recreating true stories'Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty, who will make his directorial debut with Tamil action-thriller "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka" based on a true incident, says one needs to be extremely honest while recreating a story based on real-life events.
Intimate song in 'Meegaamann' shot aesthetically: Director
IANS 8/18/2014 2:00:14 AM
Intimate song in 'Meegaamann' shot aesthetically: DirectorDirector Magizh Thirumeni says his upcoming Tamil film "Meegaamann" features an intimate song between lead actors Arya and Hansika Motwani that has been shot such that it doesn't appear "vulgar" on screen.
I bow down to short filmmakers' passion: Allu Arjun
IANS 8/17/2014 2:55:14 AM
I bow down to short filmmakers' passion: Allu ArjunActor Allu Arjun recently starred in a short film titled "I Am That Change" and he says the experience has made him respect the passion with which such projects are made. He admits it's not easy to make them.
'Anjaan' mints Rs. 15.03 crore in two days
IANS 8/17/2014 2:20:14 AM
'Anjaan' mints Rs. 15.03 crore in two daysCritics and audiences panned it, but the pre-release buzz and advanced bookings have helped Suriya-starrer Tamil actioner "Anjaan" to rake in Rs.15.03 in the southern market of the country.
'Thirudan Police' song was originally for 'Aaranya Kaandam'
IANS 8/16/2014 3:40:14 AM
'Thirudan Police' song was originally for 'Aaranya Kaandam'A song, originally composed for 2011 Tamil gangster film "Aaranya Kaandam" and written by late legendary lyricist Vaali, has now been used in upcoming Tamil romantic-comedy "Thirudan Police".
Haven't signed any star for my next: Raju Murugan
IANS 8/16/2014 2:00:14 AM
Haven't signed any star for my next: Raju MuruganDirector Raju Murugan, who has refuted rumours that he has cast a star actor for his next directorial, says he's currently busy penning the film's script. Only once he's done with it, will he decide the cast for the movie.
'Anjaan' not regional film: Santosh Sivan
Subhash K. Jha 8/15/2014 10:20:14 AM
'Anjaan' not regional film: Santosh SivanSantosh Sivan says that superstar Suriya's Tamil movie "Anjaan" shouldn't be tagged as a regional film because a large part of the dialogues are in Hindi and the story is set in the city.
Stories of Indian freedom struggle told through Tamil films
Haricharan Pudipeddi 8/14/2014 3:15:14 AM
From the 1939 classic "Thyaga Bhoomi" to award-winning films like "Kamaraj" and "Periyar", audiences of Tamil movies have seen inspiring stories of freedom struggle on the big screen over the years.
Creating boxing scars was challenging in 'Mary Kom': Make-up artist
IANS 8/14/2014 2:40:14 AM
Make-up artist Subhash Shinde, most popular for his work in "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela", says creating boxing scars with prosthetic make-up in Priyanka Chopra-starrer "Mary Kom" was challenging as it required a lot of time and detailing.
Honoured to compose song with S. Janaki: John Peter
IANS 8/14/2014 2:10:14 AM
Honoured to compose song with S. Janaki: John PeterEverybody is not privileged to work with southern cinema's nightingale S. Janaki, who is known for thousands of her melodious chartbusters. So, when composer John Peter got the opportunity, he considered it an "honour".
Don't want roles similar to 'Sarabham': Salony Luthra
IANS 8/14/2014 1:20:14 AM
Don't want roles similar to 'Sarabham': Salony LuthraSalony Luthra's recent performance in Tamil thriller "Sarabham" has earned the first-time actress appreciation from all quarters. But she says she doesn't want to do similar roles as she is keen to prove her versatility.
Jyothika to return with 'How Old Are You' Tamil remake
IANS 8/13/2014 2:10:25 PM
Jyothika to return with 'How Old Are You' Tamil remakeActress Jyothika, wife of actor Suriya, is all set to face the arc lights after seven years with the Tamil remake of recent Malayalam hit "How Old Are You".
Each southern superstar has unique personality: Vidyut Jammwal
IANS 8/13/2014 2:30:13 AM
Each southern superstar has unique personality: Vidyut JammwalActor Vidyut Jammwal, who has worked with southern superstars like Ajith Kumar, Suriya and Vijay over the years, says each of them has a unique personality and that's what makes them so special.
Prakash Raj miraculously escapes accident
IANS 8/12/2014 1:30:16 PM
Prakash Raj miraculously escapes accidentActor-filmmaker Prakash Raj Tuesday had a narrow escape when his car was rammed by a bus while waiting at a traffic signal here.
Akshara Haasan a woman of substance: P.C. Sreeram
IANS 8/12/2014 12:10:16 PM
Akshara Haasan a woman of substance: P.C. SreeramDebutant Akshara Haasan, who will be seen in upcoming Hindi drama "Shamitabh", is an actress of substance, says National award-winning celebrated cinematographer P.C. Sreeram.
Robin Williams brought dignity to male crying: Kamal Haasan
IANS 8/12/2014 5:05:14 AM
Robin Williams brought dignity to male crying: Kamal HaasanActor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, whose "Chachi 420" was based on actor Robin Williams "Mrs. Doubtfire", mourns the death of the Oscar-winning star and also credits him for revolutionising the portrayal of men on the big screen and bringing dignity to ma...
'Anjaan' biggest release for Suriya
IANS 8/12/2014 3:40:14 AM
'Anjaan' biggest release for SuriyaActor Suriya-starrer Tamil actioner "Anjaan", which is releasing Friday, is going to open in a record number of 1,400 cinemas worldwide, making it the biggest release for the actor in his career. The film releases in Tamil as well as Telugu on the sa...
Blind role in 'Andhaghaaram' won't make audience empathetic: Vinoth Kishan
IANS 8/12/2014 2:30:14 AM
Blind role in 'Andhaghaaram' won't make audience empathetic: Vinoth KishanActor Vinoth Kishan, who plays a visually challenged character in upcoming Tamil suspense thriller "Andhaghaaram", says the audience won't get to empathise with him in the film as he essays a very strong and positive role.
Luck, preparation are my strength: Pooja Hegde
IANS 8/11/2014 10:50:14 AM
Luck, preparation are my strength: Pooja HegdeTwo years after her unsuccessful debut in Tamil action-drama "Mugamoodi", actress Pooja Hegde is coming with Telugu film "Oka Laila Kosam". She feels "blessed" that she is getting good roles.
'Jigarthanda' likely to have Bollywood remake
IANS 8/11/2014 2:50:14 AM
'Jigarthanda' likely to have Bollywood remakeActor Siddharth-starrer Tamil musical gangster film "Jigarthanda", which has the critics as well as the audience raving, is likely to be remade in Hindi soon.
Jigarthanda's success pleases Simhaa
IANS 8/10/2014 4:15:13 AM
Jigarthanda's success pleases SimhaaActor Simhaa says the success of Tamil movie "Jigarthanda", in which he plays a ruthless gangster, has left him in tears.
Have high hopes from 'Vingyani': Meera Jasmine
IANS 8/10/2014 2:30:13 AM
Have high hopes from 'Vingyani': Meera JasmineActress Meera Jasmine, who will be seen for the first time after marriage in upcoming Tamil movie "Vingyani", has pinned high hopes on the film as she feels there's lot of scope for good performance.
Always learn something working with RGV: Madhu Shalini
IANS 8/9/2014 5:25:14 AM
Always learn something working with RGV: Madhu ShaliniActress Madhu Shalini, who has worked with director Ram Gopal Varma in films such as "Department" and "Bhoot Returns", has again collaborated with the auteur for upcoming Telugu thriller "Anukshanam". She says there's always something to learn from h...
Shoot of Kamal Haasan's 'Uttama Villain' set to wrap up
IANS 8/9/2014 1:45:14 AM
Shoot of Kamal Haasan's 'Uttama Villain' set to wrap upKamal Haasan-starrer Tamil comedy "Uttama Villain", which is being directed by Ramesh Arvind, will be wrapped up Saturday.
Madhavan starts shooting for his next
IANS 8/8/2014 4:10:14 AM
Madhavan starts shooting for his nextActor R. Madhavan, who will be seen as a boxing coach in his upcoming Tamil-Hindi bilingual, started shooting for the film here Friday. The film is titled "Irrudhi Suttru" in Tamil and "Saala Khadoos" in Hindi.
Siddharth delivers hat-trick with 'Jigarthanda'
IANS 8/8/2014 3:10:14 AM
Siddharth delivers hat-trick with 'Jigarthanda'Siddharth's latest Tamil release "Jigarthanda" has helped him score a hat-trick of hits following "Udhayam NH4" and "Theeya Vela Seiyanum Kumaru". He says "Jigarthanda" has received a cult status.
Sarath Kumar experiments with negative role
IANS 8/8/2014 3:10:14 AM
Sarath Kumar experiments with negative roleActor-politician R. Sarath Kumar, who will be essaying a negative character in his upcoming Tamil actioner "Sandamarutham", says he's experimenting with the role as he wanted audiences to see him in a different avatar.
Hansika Motwani warns about fake manager
IANS 8/8/2014 1:20:13 AM
Hansika Motwani warns about fake managerActress Hansika Motwani, who is miffed with an impostor posing as her personal manager and taking advantage of producers, has clarified that her mother manages her career.
Dhanush, Adah Sharma team up for ad
IANS 8/5/2014 7:50:14 AM
Dhanush, Adah Sharma team up for adActors Dhanush and Adah Sharma will soon be seen in a new television commercial for chewing gum brand Centre Fresh. The advertisement, which was shot in Chennai as well as Mumbai, will go on air later this month.
'Manam' director to team up with Suriya
IANS 8/5/2014 2:05:13 AM
'Manam' director to team up with SuriyaBasking in the success of Telugu blockbuster "Manam", filmmaker Vikram Kumar will next team up with actor Suriya for a yet-untitled Tamil project, which will be produced by the latter's home banner 2D Entertainment.
Anirudh a youth sensation: Vignesh Shivan
IANS 8/5/2014 2:00:14 AM
Anirudh a youth sensation: Vignesh ShivanDirector Vignesh Shivan, who recently directed composer Anirudh Ravichander in Tamil music video "Chance-Ey-Illa", says his popularity among the younger audiences has made him a "youth sensation".
All of 24, Ashwin directs Nayantara in her next
IANS 8/5/2014 1:40:13 AM
All of 24, Ashwin directs Nayantara in her nextIt's not easy to direct a star, but 24-year-old newcomer Ashwin Saravanan, who has a few short films to his credit, has become one of the youngest directors to work with southern actress Nayantara in upcoming yet-untitled Tamil "supernatural thriller...
Tamil film fraternity protests over controversial Sri Lankan article
IANS 8/4/2014 2:40:14 AM
Tamil film fraternity protests over controversial Sri Lankan articleMembers of the Tamil film fraternity assembled here Monday to protest against Sri Lankan government for a controversial article degrading Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Haven't signed any new film: Dhanush
IANS 8/4/2014 2:20:15 AM
Haven't signed any new film: DhanushRefuting rumours that he's signed a new Tamil film with "Ethir Neechal" director Durai, actor Dhanush says it's not true and added that he hasn't signed any new project in the language.
'Purampokku' shoot cancelled to protest against Sri Lankan government
IANS 8/4/2014 2:10:14 AM
'Purampokku' shoot cancelled to protest against Sri Lankan governmentDirector S.P. Jananathan decided to cancel the shooting of his upcoming Tamil film "Purampokku" Monday to protest against Sri Lankan government for publishing content degrading Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha.
My negative character in 'Oru Oorlaa...' shocked me: Anupama Kumar
IANS 8/4/2014 1:50:13 AM
My negative character in 'Oru Oorlaa...' shocked me: Anupama KumarActress Anupama Kumar, who will be seen as a dark character for the first time in her career in upcoming Tamil film "Oru Oorla Rendu Raja", says the role shocked her when she found out it was inspired by someone in real life.
For 'Budugu', director discussed with child psychologists
IANS 8/3/2014 2:30:14 AM
For 'Budugu', director discussed with child psychologistsDirector Manmohan, who is awaiting the release of his Telugu family thriller "Budugu", says he held discussions with child psychologists as part of his research process for the film which is based on real incidents.
Developed six-pack abs exclusively for film: Atharva
IANS 8/2/2014 2:20:13 AM
Developed six-pack abs exclusively for film: AtharvaActor Atharva Murali, after months of toil, is the latest entrant to the six-pack abs club in Tamil filmdom.
           
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