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'Irumbu Kuthirai' has Hollywood style, Indian emotions: Director
IANS 4/23/2014 4:30:14 AM
'Irumbu Kuthirai' has Hollywood style, Indian emotions: DirectorYuvaraj Bose says his upcoming Tamil directorial debut "Irumbu Kuthirai", about bike racing, is a mix of Hollywood-type action sequences and 'desi' emotions.
'Andhra Mess' uses alternate cinema style filmmaking: Director
IANS 4/23/2014 2:10:14 AM
'Andhra Mess' uses alternate cinema style filmmaking: DirectorDebutant director Jai, who is busy wrapping up upcoming Tamil thriller "Andhra Mess", says that he used alternate cinema style filmmaking called "magical realism' to enhance the overall viewing experience of the film for the audience.
Tamil comedian Santhanam joins Twitter
IANS 4/22/2014 7:05:14 AM
Tamil comedian Santhanam joins TwitterTamil cinema's popular comedian Santhanam Tuesday joined social networking website Twitter.
Chennai boxer lodges complaint against 'Maan Karate'
IANS 4/22/2014 1:50:13 AM
Chennai boxer lodges complaint against 'Maan Karate'Chennai-based boxer J. Krishnamurthy has lodged a complaint against the makers of recent Tamil romantic-drama "Maan Karate" for portraying the sport in poor light.
Anirudh completes third song for Vijay
Sindhu Vijayakumar 4/22/2014 12:49:46 AM
Anirudh completes third song for VijayKolavery fame Anirudh is the composer for Vijay-AR Murugadoss's upcoming movie Kaththi.
Vikram Prabhu's next with Ezhil
Sindhu Vijayakumar 4/22/2014 12:47:58 AM
Vikram Prabhu's next with EzhilAfter the upcoming movie Sigaram Thodu, actor Vikram Prabhu will be doing a movie with director Ezhil.
Eros bags more films in Kollywood
Sindhu Vijayakumar 4/22/2014 12:41:46 AM
Eros bags more films in KollywoodEros International, leading distributor of Bollywoods films is all set to make their impact in Kollywood.
Not doing 'Enga Veetu Pillai' remake: Selvabharathy
IANS 4/21/2014 4:25:15 AM
Not doing 'Enga Veetu Pillai' remake: SelvabharathyDirector Selvabharathy, known for films such as "Ninaithen Vanthai" and "Priyamanavale" has refuted rumours that he's directing the remake of Tamil classic "Enga Veetu Pillai" with actor Vijay.
Happy to reunite with Gautham: Vivekh
IANS 4/21/2014 3:10:14 AM
Happy to reunite with Gautham: VivekhActor Vivek, who is teaming up with Gautham Vasudev Menon in his upcoming yet-untitled Tamil directorial, says he's extremely happy to be reuniting with the filmmaker after 13 years.
Simran is a great singer too: Parthepan
IANS 4/21/2014 2:30:14 AM
Simran is a great singer too: ParthepanSouthern actress Simran Bagga will croon for the first time in upcoming Tamil comedy "Kathai Thiraikkadhai Vasanam Iyakkam". The movie's director R. Parthepan says she is a great singer.
Samantha to be Vikram's heroine
SV 4/21/2014 1:12:50 AM
Samantha to be Vikram's heroineActor Vikram is anxiously awaiting the release of his Ai under Shankar's direction.
Innovative promotional plans for Vaayai Moodi Pesavum
SV 4/21/2014 1:01:18 AM
Innovative promotional plans for Vaayai Moodi PesavumDirector Balaji Mohan's upcoming movie is Vaayai Moodi Pesavum. The film has Dulquer Salmaan and Nazriya in the lead and is a bilingual in Tamil and Malayalam.
Hari stars Poojai with Vishal and Shruthi Haasan
SV 4/21/2014 12:58:12 AM
Hari stars Poojai with Vishal and Shruthi HaasanDirector Hari's upcoming film is Poojai starring Vishal and Shruthi Haasan
'Sultan' got shelved, but not Soundarya's animation dream
IANS 4/20/2014 8:10:29 AM
'Sultan' got shelved, but not Soundarya's animation dreamShe ventured on the filmmaking journey with "Sultan", but it got shelved.
Location as important as hero, heroine: Jeeva Shankar
IANS 4/20/2014 6:45:14 AM
Location as important as hero, heroine: Jeeva ShankarCinematographer-turned-director Jeeva Shankar gives importance to locations in his films and says that he plans the geographical positions even before signing on the dotted line.
Hollywood technicians impressed with 'Saivam'
IANS 4/20/2014 3:30:14 AM
Hollywood technicians impressed with 'Saivam'Hollywood audio engineers Marti Humphrey and Chris Jacobson, who have rendered their services for the upcoming Tamil drama "Saivam", are wowed by the film's family harmony. They couldn't believe such family accord still exists in India.
Mom nervous about 'Vallavanuku Pulluma': Santhanam
IANS 4/19/2014 5:15:14 AM
Mom nervous about 'Vallavanuku Pulluma': SanthanamComedian Santhanam, who's playing lead in upcoming Tamil romantic-comedy "Vallavanuku Pullum Aayudham", says that his mother is worried about his debut as a lead hero because she feels that his career may end if the film doesn't click at the box offi...
UTV's next in Tamil is 'Yatchan'
IANS 4/19/2014 1:50:27 AM
UTV's next in Tamil is 'Yatchan'Production house Disney UTV's next Tamil outing will be a romantic action entertainer titled "Yatchan", which will be co-produced and directed by Vishnu Vardhan.
Karthi, Linguswamy team up for 'Yenni Yezhu Naal'
IANS 4/18/2014 2:25:14 AM
Karthi, Linguswamy team up for 'Yenni Yezhu Naal'After the success of Tamil actioner "Paiyya", actor Karthi and filmmaker Linguswamy have teamed up for a thriller titled "Yenni Yezhu Naal", also in Tamil.
Papon and band to endorse Sennheiser
IANS 4/17/2014 2:50:14 AM
Papon and band to endorse SennheiserAngaraag Mahanta aka Papon, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, has been signed on by audio company Sennheiser to endorse their products. Papon joins the company's list of endorsers such as Farhan Akthar, Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy and Raghu Di...
Sadhana dedicates National Award to director Ram
IANS 4/17/2014 2:50:14 AM
Sadhana dedicates National Award to director RamSadhana, who won the National Film Award for her performance in Tamil drama "Thanga Meengal" as the best child artist, has dedicated it to director Ram. She says she would be indebted to him for giving her an opportunity.
Vishal's 'Poojai' slated for Diwali release
IANS 4/17/2014 2:20:14 AM
Vishal's 'Poojai' slated for Diwali releaseVishal Krishna-starrer Tamil actioner "Poojai", which will go on floors Friday, is slated to release during Diwali. It will lock horns with Vijay-starrer "Kaththi", which is also releasing during the festive occasion.
All decks cleared for smooth release of 'Thenaliraman'
IANS 4/17/2014 2:00:15 AM
All decks cleared for smooth release of 'Thenaliraman'Telugu fringe groups that were against the release of Tamil period-comedy "Thenaliraman" have reached an amicable agreement with the film's makers. They have withdrawn their case against the film, which will now have a smooth release Friday worldwide...
Elated to win National Award: Director Ram
IANS 4/16/2014 9:10:14 AM
Elated to win National Award: Director RamFilmmaker Ram is extremely delighted that his Tamil film "Thanga Meengal" bagged three awards at the 61st National awards Wednesday.
Films sans big stars should be short: Director Shree
IANS 4/16/2014 6:10:14 AM
Films sans big stars should be short: Director ShreeDebutant director Shree, who is awaiting the release of his Tamil directorial "Damaal Dumeel", says a film with no big names should be shorter to keep the audience hooked.
Modi to meet Tamil actor Vijay
IANS 4/16/2014 4:20:14 AM
Modi to meet Tamil actor VijayBJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will meet Tamil actor Vijay Wednesday.
Bollywood calling for Adithya Menon
IANS 4/16/2014 2:10:14 AM
Bollywood calling for Adithya MenonPopular southern villain Adithya Menon, known for films such as "Eegaa", "Mirchi" and "Billa", will soon be seen in a Hindi film titled "Main Hoon Rajinikantha". Adithya will be essaying a character called Rajinikanth.
Harris Jayaraj, Gautham Menon reunite after six years
IANS 4/16/2014 2:10:14 AM
Harris Jayaraj, Gautham Menon reunite after six yearsSix years after parting ways following the release of their movie "Vaaranam Aayiram", southern composer Harris Jayaraj and filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, have reunited for an upcoming yet-untitled Tamil project featuring Ajith Kumar.
Didn't want to miss working with Vadivelu: Meenakshi Dixit
IANS 4/16/2014 2:00:15 AM
Didn't want to miss working with Vadivelu: Meenakshi DixitActress Meenakshi Dixit was aware of the fact that upcoming Tamil period-comedy "Thenaliraman" doesn't feature a regular hero, yet she agreed to work in the film because she didn't want to miss an opportunity to work with legendary comedian Vadivelu.
'Vallavanukku...' for my fans: Santhanam
IANS 4/15/2014 9:00:15 AM
'Vallavanukku...' for my fans: SanthanamTamil comedian Santhanam, who is playing the lead role in upcoming action-comedy "Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham", says he agreed to do the film for the sake of his fans.
Now a sequel to 'Youngistaan'
Subhash K. Jha 4/15/2014 2:20:13 AM
Now a sequel to 'Youngistaan'Producer Vashu Bhagnani and debutant director Syed Ahmad Afzal have much to rejoice about. The good response to their political drama "Youngistaan" has encouraged them to plan a sequel to the film already.
Vijay's 'Kaththi' set for Diwali release
IANS 4/14/2014 8:30:14 AM
Vijay's 'Kaththi' set for Diwali releaseActor Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" will hit the screens this Diwali, said its co-producer Karunamurthy, who has collaborated with Subhaskaran to produce the film.
'Ramanujan' goes beyond the wizard's achievements: Sarath Babu
IANS 4/14/2014 2:40:14 AM
'Ramanujan' goes beyond the wizard's achievements: Sarath BabuUpcoming bilingual biopic "Ramanujan", which is about the life story of mathematics wizard Srinivasa Ramanujan, is much more than just about his genius and accolades, says actor Sarath Babu, who essays an important role in the movie.
Suriya, Venkat Prabhu's film launched
IANS 4/14/2014 12:50:14 AM
Suriya, Venkat Prabhu's film launchedOn the occasion of Tamil New Year Monday, Suriya's yet-untitled Tamil project with director Venkat Prabhu was launched here Monday. The project is expected to go on floors soon.
Mumbai an important character in 'Mumbaiyil...', say makers
IANS 4/13/2014 2:30:14 AM
Mumbai an important character in 'Mumbaiyil...', say makersAfter Tamil films such as "Thuppakki" and "Nayagan", which were completely shot in Mumbai, upcoming romantic-drama "Mumbaiyil Oru Kadhal" will also be mostly shot in the same city. The makers say Mumbai plays an important character in the film.
'Kochadaiiyaan' to release in Bhojpuri
IANS 4/12/2014 4:35:14 AM
'Kochadaiiyaan' to release in BhojpuriSuperstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil film "Kochadaiiyaan", which is slated to release worldwide May 9, will release in Bhojpuri as well, besides in five other languages.
Chennai is still close-minded: Filmmaker Lokesh
Haricharan Pudipeddi 4/10/2014 1:50:13 AM
Chennai is still close-minded: Filmmaker LokeshChennai-based independent filmmaker Lokesh, currently working on a crowd-funded gay-themed Hindi film titled "My Son Is Gay", says the city is still "conservative" and that is why "I didn't make the film in Tamil".
Actress Manorama discharged from hospital
IANS 4/9/2014 2:10:13 AM
Actress Manorama discharged from hospitalPopular Tamil actress Manorama, who was admitted to a private hospital here a week back following chest pain, was discharged Tuesday, said a family relative.
Comedies should cater to all audiences: 'Valeba Raja' director
IANS 4/8/2014 5:40:16 AM
Comedies should cater to all audiences: 'Valeba Raja' directorDirector Sai Gokul Ramnath, who is awaiting the release of his Tamil family entertainer "Valeba Raja", feels that comedy films should cater to all types of audiences irrespective of demography.
'Maan Karate' strikes gold for Sivakarthikeyan
IANS 4/8/2014 4:00:16 AM
'Maan Karate' strikes gold for SivakarthikeyanSivakarthikeyan-starrer Tamil romantic-comedy "Maan karate", which released Friday, has raked in Rs.10.83 crore at the box-office in the opening weekend in Tamil Nadu. This has turned out to be the biggest opening for the actor.
Sara Arjun is real star of 'Saivam': Director Vijay
IANS 4/7/2014 2:30:13 AM
Sara Arjun is real star of 'Saivam': Director VijayChild artist Sara Arjun is the real star of upcoming Tamil family-drama "Saivam", says its director Vijay, who is completely in awe of the little girl's performance.
Gautham Menon-Ajith Kumar film to begin April 9
IANS 4/5/2014 4:21:19 AM
Gautham Menon-Ajith Kumar film to begin April 9The much-anticipated Gautham Vasudev Menon and Ajith Kumar's yet-untitled Tamil project will go on the floors here April 9
Soundarya hopes to work with brother-in-law Dhanush
IANS 4/5/2014 3:40:28 AM
Soundarya hopes to work with brother-in-law DhanushCinestar Rajinikanths's daughter Soundarya, who has made her directorial debut with "Kochadaiyaan", says she was stunned with her brother-in-law Dhanush's performance in Bollywood film "Raanjhanaa" and she hopes to work with him in the near future.
Thankful to my producers for backing me: banned actor Vadivelu
IANS 4/3/2014 5:20:14 AM
Thankful to my producers for backing me: banned actor VadiveluAfter being banned from acting for campaigning against DMDK party in 2011 during the Tamil Nadu assembly elections
Nakul keen to work with Prabhudeva
IANS 4/3/2014 3:10:14 AM
Nakul keen to work with PrabhudevaActor Nakul, who is basking in the success of recent Tamil hit "Vallinam", says it's been his biggest wish to work with choreographer-director Prabhudeva. He hopes to work with him sooner or later.
Challenging to pull off horror-comedies: Deekay
IANS 4/2/2014 3:15:14 AM
Challenging to pull off horror-comedies: DeekayDebutant director Deekay, who is awaiting the release of his Tamil horror-comedy "Yaamirukka Bayamey", says being able to strike a balance between the two genres has been challenging.
Comedy most effective genre for storytelling: Chimbu Devan
IANS 4/2/2014 2:40:14 AM
Comedy most effective genre for storytelling: Chimbu DevanDirector Chimbu Devan, who has predominantly made comedies so far, prefers making films in the genre because he feels they are highly effective in bringing forth any story to the audience.
'Shooting with hand-held camera physically exhausting'
IANS 4/2/2014 2:40:14 AM
'Shooting with hand-held camera physically exhausting'Cinematographer Richard M. Nathan, who recently completed work on Tamil action-thriller "Naan Sigappu Manithan", says shooting a film with a hand-held camera is physically taxing and takes a toll on the body.
'Anjaan' shoot not disrupted by protesters: Producer
IANS 4/1/2014 7:50:15 AM
'Anjaan' shoot not disrupted by protesters: ProducerProducer N. Subhash Chandra Bose says that the shoot of Suriya-starrer Tamil actioner "Anjaan" was halted, but was not disrupted as rumoured. He says everything is under control and the shoot is progressing smoothly.
'Thegidi 2' will take time: Director Ramesh
IANS 4/1/2014 3:30:13 AM
'Thegidi 2' will take time: Director RameshDirector P. Ramesh says that the sequel to the recent Tamil hit "Thegidi" is on the cards, but it will not happen immediately. He has started working on a fresh story which he intends to finish first, he says.
'Ship of Theseus' team's next is 'Proposition for a Revolution'
IANS 3/31/2014 3:05:14 AM
'Ship of Theseus' team's next is 'Proposition for a Revolution'Recyclewala Labs, the makers of critically acclaimed and successful independent film "Ship of Theseus", have announced the title of their new documentary as "Proposition for a Revolution".
Veteran Tamil actress Manorama hospitalised
IANS 3/31/2014 1:10:14 AM
Veteran Tamil actress Manorama hospitalisedPopular Tamil actress Manorama, fondly called 'Aachi' by her fans, was admitted to a private hospital here Sunday evening following chest pain, said a relative.
'Inam' to be pulled out of Tamil Nadu theatres from Monday
IANS 3/30/2014 1:30:14 PM
'Inam' to be pulled out of Tamil Nadu theatres from MondayCinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan's Tamil war-drama "Inam", which revolves around a group of orphans during Sri Lankan civil war, will be pulled out of theatres in Tamil Nadu from Monday following protest from Tamil fringe groups.
Vadivelu's 'Thenaliraman' to release April 18
IANS 3/30/2014 4:20:13 AM
Vadivelu's 'Thenaliraman' to release April 18After being banned from acting for campaigning against DMDK party in 2011 during the Tamil Nadu assembly elections, comedian Vadivelu is making a comeback with Tamil period-comedy "Thenaliraman", slated for an April release.
'Poojai' marks Kausalya's comeback after 6 years
IANS 3/30/2014 4:20:13 AM
'Poojai' marks Kausalya's comeback after 6 yearsActress Kausalya, last seen in the 2008 Tamil romantic-drama "Santosh Subramaniam", is returning to the industry with upcoming actioner "Poojai" in the same language.
Four scenes, one dialogue cut out of 'Inam'
IANS 3/29/2014 2:45:14 AM
Four scenes, one dialogue cut out of 'Inam'Following a request from a few Tamil fringe groups, four scenes and one dialogue have been removed from cinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan's Tamil war-drama "Inam", which revolves around a group of teenagers during Sri Lankan civil war.
Lot of potential in digital rights: Dhayanidhi Azhagiri
IANS 3/28/2014 3:30:14 AM
Lot of potential in digital rights: Dhayanidhi AzhagiriProducer Dhayanidhi Azhagiri has decided to release the audio of his upcoming Tamil romantic-comedy "Vadacurry" under his newly-floated music label because he sees a lot of potential in any form of digital rights.
Suseenthiran to float new production house
IANS 3/27/2014 2:10:13 AM
Suseenthiran to float new production houseFilmmaker Suseenthiran, known for movies such as "Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer", will soon float a new production house in association with cinematographer Madhie and art director Rajeevan.
'Cuckoo' makers gift SUV to film's director
IANS 3/27/2014 2:10:13 AM
'Cuckoo' makers gift SUV to film's directorBuoyed by the overwhelming response to the recently released Tamil romantic drama "Cuckoo", its makers Fox Star Studios and The Next Big Film presented the film's director Raju Murugan with a Renault Duster SUV as a token of appreciation.
Vijay-Murugadoss new film titled 'Kaththi'
IANS 3/26/2014 2:35:13 AM
Vijay-Murugadoss new film titled 'Kaththi'Filmmaker A.R Murugadoss's upcoming Tamil actioner with actor Vijay has been titled "Kaththi", which is slated to hit the marquee this Diwali.
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