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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 They have withdrawn their case against the film, which will now have a smooth release Friday worldwide...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.
I do yoga for mental peace: Shraddha Das
IANS 3/26/2014 2:30:13 AM
I do yoga for mental peace: Shraddha DasActress Shraddha Das, who has been actively practicing yoga for nearly two years, says she doesn't do it to lose weight but for attaining mental peace and to be able to eat freely.
Santosh Sivan follows organic process of filmmaking: Sugandha Ram
IANS 3/26/2014 2:20:14 AM
Actress Sugandha Ram, who plays the lead in Santosh Shivan's Tamil war drama "Inam", which releases Friday, says that the cinematographer-filmmaker follows an organic process of filmmaking.
Vivek-Mervin replace Yuvan as composers of 'Vadacurry'
IANS 3/25/2014 2:35:14 AM
Vivek-Mervin replace Yuvan as composers of 'Vadacurry'Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, who was initially roped in to compose the music for upcoming Tamil comedy-thriller "Vadacurry", has been replaced by composer duo Vivek Siva and Mervin Solomon due to his busy schedule.
Rajini's fans head to Tirupathi to pray for 'Kochadaiiyaan'
IANS 3/24/2014 5:40:13 AM
Rajini's fans head to Tirupathi to pray for 'Kochadaiiyaan'Hundreds of fans of superstar Rajinikanth here will leave on a Padyatra to Tirupathi April 2 to pray for the success of the actor's forthcoming Tamil magnum opus "Kochadaiiyaan", slated to release April 11.
Piaa learnt to ride a bike in a jiffy
IANS 3/24/2014 4:30:14 AM
Piaa learnt to ride a bike in a jiffySouthern actress Piaa Bajpai, currently shooting for Malayalam film "Kelvi", learnt how to ride a motor bike in just a few minutes for a crucial sequence in the film. Impressed with her riding skills, the makers are planning to extend scenes featurin...
Change is evident in Tamil cinema: Balaji Mohan
IANS 3/24/2014 3:40:13 AM
Change is evident in Tamil cinema: Balaji MohanFilmmaker Balaji Mohan is among the recent crop of short filmmakers who have turned feature film directors successfully. He says they have been welcomed with open arms, and that justifies that change is evident in Tamil filmdom.
Vikram likely to team up with Vijay Milton
IANS 3/23/2014 2:15:14 AM
Vikram likely to team up with Vijay MiltonActor Vikram, busy shooting for upcoming Tamil romantic-thriller "Ai" for over two years, has shown interest to work with cinematographer-director S.D Vijay Milton, following the success of his recent Tamil directorial "Goli Soda".
Will direct commercial films in future: Santosh Sivan
IANS 3/22/2014 4:30:14 AM
Will direct commercial films in future: Santosh SivanKnown for directing path-breaking films such as "Tahaan" and "Malli", cinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan, says he will direct commercial films with stars when he runs out of scripts that are close to his heart.
Samuthirakani's next a women-centric film
IANS 3/20/2014 5:55:14 AM
Samuthirakani's next a women-centric filmAfter making it big with corruption-based hit Tamil film "Nimirnthu Nil", filmmaker Samuthirakani is attempting at women-centric drama with "Kitna" and says it will feature Amala Paul in the lead role.
'Boss Engira Bhaskaran' team reunites for sequel
IANS 3/20/2014 2:10:13 AM
'Boss Engira Bhaskaran' team reunites for sequelActors Arya and Nayantara, who featured in Tamil blockbuster "Boss Engira Bhaskaran" a few years ago, will team up for its sequel, to be helmed by Rajesh M.
My films are based on stories I read in school: Santosh Sivan
Haricharan Pudipeddi 3/20/2014 1:55:14 AM
My films are based on stories I read in school: Santosh SivanCinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan, known for directing films such as "Halo" and "Asoka", says he has a fascination for tales and fables he heard during his schooldays, and therefore, most of his films are inspired by them.
'Kochadaiiyaan' passed with U-certificate
IANS 3/19/2014 9:40:14 AM
'Kochadaiiyaan' passed with U-certificateSuperstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiiyaan" has been passed with a U-certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification.
Bar refurbished at Rs.50 lakh for 'Madhu Maadhu Soodhu'
IANS 3/19/2014 2:50:14 AM
Bar refurbished at Rs.50 lakh for 'Madhu Maadhu Soodhu'The makers of upcoming Tamil suspense-thriller "Madhu Maadhu Soodhu", which revolves around an incident in a bar during New Year celebrations, have refurbished an old bar for Rs.50 lakh to shoot the film.
Don't sell your future: Kamal Haasan on general elections
IANS 3/19/2014 1:50:14 AM
Don't sell your future: Kamal Haasan on general electionsThe Tamil Nadu state election commission has roped in actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan to campaign against cash for votes. In a video released by the election commission, Kamal has urged people to not sell their future and self-respect for a pittance.
Over 10 mn people to join Illayaraja's fan club
IANS 3/18/2014 2:30:13 AM
Over 10 mn people to join Illayaraja's fan clubThe first official fan club for legendary music composer Illayaraja, to be launched April 5 in Madurai, will have over 10 million registered members, including hundreds of singers and musicians, says its managing trustee Velusamy.
Bilinguals are tough to execute: Balaji Mohan
IANS 3/18/2014 2:10:13 AM
Bilinguals are tough to execute: Balaji MohanDirector Balaji Mohan, who is awaiting the release of Tamil romantic comedy "Vaayi Moodi Pesavum", says bilinguals may help reach a "large audience" but they are extremely "tough" to execute.
Team 'Baahubali' offers tips for exam preparations
IANS 3/18/2014 2:00:14 AM
Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali" may be scheduled to hit the marquee in 2015, but the team is constantly preparing to ensure a highly satisfying output. In a special video, the team has offered simple tips for students to prepare fo...
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