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  • Vijay is all set to head to Georgia for the first schedule of 'Thalapathy 65'

    Vijay last delivered the action-drama 'Master', and the film turned out to be a huge hit at the box office. Thalapathy Vijay then announced his next with Nelson Dhilipkumar, and the film started rolling last week with ritual pooja. Now the latest report according to an online portal is that Vijay will be heading to Georgia tonight for the first schedule of 'Thalapathy 65'. As reported earlier, the 'Thalapathy 65' team will be commencing the works for the film in Georgia, and they will be having a short schedule in Europe. Vijay and the 'Thalapathy 65' have waited to cast their vote today for the ongoing Tamil Nadu state election. After recording their important duty as a citizen, now the 'Thalapathy 65' team will be resuming the film shooting. They will be reportedly shooting for ten days in Georgia and then will be taking a break. The next schedule of 'Thalapathy 65' will happen in Chennai in May. But it's unclear whether Pooja Hegde, who missed the 'Thalapathy 65' pooja earlier due to other works, will be part of the Georgia schedule or not.

  • Radha Ravi slut-shames Nayanthara on stage again!

    Actor Radha Ravi is known for his controversial statements on stage and has courted controversy a couple of years ago, when he spoke ill of Nayanthara at a movie promotional event. This time around he seems to have done the same but on a political stage. At that time, Radha Ravi maintained that his words were misunderstood by people and he did not degrade the actress. While he was of the same stance again recently, but he has apparently slut-shamed the talented actress once again. Speaking at a political gathering ahead of the upcoming Tamil Nadu State Assembly Elections, Radha Ravi while attacking another political party, said that he doesn't care if Nayanthara and actor turned politican Udhayanidhi are in a relationship.

  • Rathna on his emotional connect to Kannana Kanne

    Director Rathna shot to fame after his film Meyaadha Maan. The director managed to impress the audience with his first film. The romantic comedy was a hit and it was a launch pad for actresses Priya Bhavani Shankar and Indhuja. Rathna also directed Aadai with Amala Paul which was appreciated for unique story and performance of Amala Paul. The latest is that Rathna has shared his emotional connect to Kannana Kanne song. Imman won national award for his album Viswasam recently. Many celebrities have been wishing the composer on his achievement. Rathna took to his social media to appreciate the composer. He posted, ‘Congrats @immancomposer SirRaising hands."Kannana Kanne" song will break any hard nut, their ego & move into tears. Everytime the song plays on Tv my daughterhugs me. So I made her a birthday videoSmiling face with smiling eyes. Your journey from Radio Jingle to here is always inspiringRed heart.Ajith’s Viswasam was one of biggest blockbusters of 2019. The film was directed by Siva. The film had Nayanthara, Jagapathi Babu, Thambi Ramaiah, Robo Shankar, Vivekh, Kovai Sarala playing important roles.

  • Jagapathi Babu joins the star cast of Rajinikanth's Annaatthe

    Rajinikanth's Annaatthe has started its Chennai shooting schedule. The Siva directorial has an ensemble cast that includes Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Khushbu, Meena among others. Writer and actor Vela Ramamoorthy is also part of Annaatthe. Now it has been announced that actor Jagapathi Babu has joined the star cast of the Superstar movie. Jagapathi Babu had earlier acted with Rajinikanth in Lingaa and the actor has been part of Vijay Sethupathi and Shruthi Haasan-starrer Laabam which was directed by late SP Jhananathan. The movie is currently in the post-production stage. Annaatthe's music is scored by D Imman and it is said that the movie, a family drama revolves around the affection between a brother and sisters. The movie which started its shooting in 2019 had to stoop shooting due to the lockdown and when they later resumed shooting in December 2020, a few crew members tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the team to put the shoot on hold for an indefinite time.

  • Vani Bhojan to shoot for 'Chiyaan 60' soon

    Chiyaan Vikram is one of the versatile actors in Tamil cinema, and the talented actor normally takes up one film at a time. But the Corona lockdown and delay in cinemas has turned him busy, and the talented actor is currently juggling between three films. Now, the latest report is that the 'Chiyaan 60' shooting will begin shortly, and Vani Bhojan portions to be shot first. Vani Bhojan is reportedly playing the role of Vikram's girlfriend in 'Chiyaan 60', which is directed by Karthik Subbaraj. Vani Bhojan and Vikram portions have been planned to shoot once Vikram returns from Russia finishing the final schedule of 'Cobra'. 'Chiyaan 60' will start with a muhurat pooja soon, and Vikram is set to rock the big screens with his son Dhruv in the film. Anirudh Ravichander is scoring the music, and the film is produced by Seven Screen Studio.

  • Prabhudheva sir makes other dancers look bad on screen: Amyra Dastur

    Amyra Dastur is excitedly looking forward to a release in Tamil after a long gap of six years, and she believes she has every reason to wait for Bagheera. According to her, it was director Adhik Ravichandran’s script which made her sign the movie which is billed as a psychological thriller. And the chance to act alongside actor-choreographer-filmmaker Prabhudheva was an icing on the cake. The actress opens up about her experience working in the film, takeaways from the lockdown, being vocal about social and political causes, restrictions on OTT platforms and more... I was on the lookout for the right scripts and got busy with a few projects in Hindi and Telugu. But now, I’m keen on being part of more Tamil movies. I really loved Adhik’s narration — I have always wanted to work in a genre like this. In fact, when I signed the film, I didn’t know that Prabhu sir would be playing the lead. When I got to know about it, I was thrilled. In Bollywood, he is looked upon as a director and a choreographer. It was great to act along with him; his tips on performing based on different camera angles and other technicalities were quite helpful. There’s a fantasy sequence in the film which has a small dance bit, but it isn’t a full-fledged dance sequence. I was actually scared to dance with him. The incredible dancer he is, I think he will make any dancer look bad on screen.

  • Thalapathy 65' to have exceptional stunts than 'KGF'

    Vijay has announced his next titled, 'Thalapathy 65',with Nelson Dhilipkumar and the reports about the film have been pouring in regularly since then. Now, the latest news is that 'Thalapathy 65' will have more extraordinary stunts and will be more exceptional and substantial than 'KGF'. Anbariv is said to be the stunt master for 'Thalapathy 65', and in a latest conversation with his teammate he revealed more details about 'Thalapathy 65' stunts. Dhilip Kumar has assured that 'Thalapathy 65' will be a power-packed one, and fans will forget 'KGF' stunts after watching stunts in 'Thalapathy 65'. Now, the latest words from Dhilip Kumar describes that 'Thalapathy 65' will be packed with action scenes, and it's going to be a back to back action drama for Vijay. Pooja Hedge is said to be playing the female lead opposite Vijay, but there is no official confirmation yet. Vijay will be reportedly seen in a new look and the director recently had a look test with the actor. Anirudh Ravichander has been roped in to score music for Vijay for the third time, and the film is produced by Sun Pictures.

  • Director Ajay Gnanmuthu works for 'Cobra' in extreme climatic conditions

    Ajay Gnanamuthu has joined hands with Vikram for 'Cobra', and the union of two strong stars has raised the expectations for the film. Now, the latest report is that director Ajay Gnanmuthu is working on 'Cobra' at freezing temperatures. The director has jetted off to Russia for the next schedule of 'Cobra' with his team and he shared a picture on his Instagram page to keep the fans updated about the film. Ajay Gnanmuthu has a huge task ahead since the temperature in Moscow, Russia is currently -18 degrees Celsius. Director Ajay Gnanmuthu will be finding a perfect location to complete the Russia schedule as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Chiyaan Vikram, who is currently shooting for Mani Ratnam's 'Ponniyin Selvan' in Hyderabad, will be travelling to Russia soon to join Ajay Gnanamuthu for 'Cobra'.

  • Vishal's next after 'Enemy' to be directed by M Muthaiah?

    Vishal is currently working for 'Enemy' with director Anandh Shankar, and the team is currently in Dubai for the final schedule. Now, the latest report is that Vishal's next after 'Enemy' will be directed by M Muthaiah. Vishal has decided to team up for the second time with his 'Marudhu' director M Muthaiah, and the official announcement will be made once the dotted lines are signed. Vishal, who has been doing crime thrillers in recent times, has opted to go for a rural drama, and the actor has reportedly liked the story narrated by M Muthaiah. The duo's earlier film 'Marudhu' was also a superhit, and Vishal played the role of a strong village man in the film. So, the duo's second film is also expected to be on the same storyline, and it won't be a surprise if they decide to do a sequel to 'Marudhu'.

  • Suriya 40 to shoot from February 15?

    Suriya who went through a rough patch with his films getting average response at the box office for the last few years bounced back with Soorarai Pottru. Though it wasn’t a theatrical release, the film received good reviews from the audience. Suriya’s performance was praised by critics and many called it one of the best roles he has acted in. The actor has signed a couple of new films and it looks like Suriya will begin shooting for Suriya 40 from February 15. Suriya has signed his next film with Pandiraj and it has been currently titled Suriya 40. The film is expected to be a rural drama which is the go-to genre of Pandiraj. A few reports suggest that Suriya will start shooting for the film from February 15. The team has not announced any update, the fans are waiting for an update on the film. He is also part of Vetri Maaran’s Vaadivaasal.

  • I'm anything but political: Drew Barrymore

    Actress Drew Barrymore feels she is finding her voice on social media, but only regarding things that are not related to politics. "At my very core belief I am anything but political and then 2020 happened and the whole world changed and we did have something that united all of us, a pandemic, which wasn't political until it absolutely was political," Barrymore said. "I've been finding my voice on Instagram for years, but usually about pretty tame things, beauty, love and fun, positivity and joy but let's face it social media is now the most powerful thing we have," she added. "I have a lot of different interests. It's why I really loved directing because I could go to work and think about the music I loved or casting, production design, editing, writing, art, literature, travel, wonderment, imagination, comedy, chemistry, romance. I could put it all into this one job. And this is exactly what a talk show has the opportunity to do and we can incorporate all of them into the show like cookbook club," she said previously.

  • Actor Rahman joins the cast of Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan

    Ace director Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan is being shot in Hyderabad and huge sets depicting the Chola architectural style have been erected to film the magnum opus. The movie stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha Krishnan, Vikram, Jayam Ravi and Karthi in lead roles. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen playing dual roles –Princess Nandini Devi, the stunning and scheming wife of Periya Pazhuvetayar and the other of Mandakini Devi. It’s said that in one character she will be paired opposite Sarathkumar. While it is rumoured that Bigg Boss Tamil fame Harathi will be part of the star cast, one more actor has joined the stellar cast and it’s none other than actor Rahman. One of the sought after heroes of 90s, Rahman has given several hits in Malayalam and Tamil. Of late, the actor has been playing characters with negative shades and supporting roles. Rahman is currently acting in Gopichand's Seetimaar helmed by Sampath Nandi and he will start shooting for Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan, next.

  • Rajkiran likely to play a crucial role in 'Suriya 40'

    Suriya is one of the leading actors in Tamil cinema, and his recent release 'Soorarai Pottru' received good reception. The actos is next set to star in Pandiraj's direction, and the film is tentatively titled 'Suriya 40'. According to the latest report, Rajkiran will likely play a crucial role in 'Suriya 40'. Pandiraj's recent films 'Kadaikutti Singam' and 'Namma Veetu Pillai' had expert stars like Sathyaraj and Bharathiraja playing strong roles in the respective rural dramas. Likewise, 'Suriya 40' also needs an experienced actor for the main role, and the makers are keen on roping in Rajkiran for the same. Suriya was earlier seen sharing screen space with Rajkiran in 'Nandha', which was directed by Bala. Pandiraj will be following his success path in his film with Suriya, and the film is said to be a rural drama. Preliminary work on the film is in full swing and the director has shared a hint about the film while he wished the fans on New Year. 'Suriya 40' shooting will begin in February, and the film, which is produced by Sun Pictures, is expected to hit the screens in July or August.

  • Vignesh Shivan's next production is Koozhangal in Yuvan's music

    After making his debut as a producer with Nayanthra-starrer 'Netrikann' directed by Milind Rau, director turned producer Vignesh Shivan has announced his next production venture. The film to be produced by Vihnesh Shivan and Nayanthara under Rowdy Pictures banner will be directed by debutante PS Vinod Raj and music will be composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Announcing the film through his social networking page, Vignesh Shivan praised PS Vinod Raj for making his directorial debut impactful and specially thanked Yuvan Shankar Raja for his magical background score. He also has plans to send this film to International Film Festival. The production house posted, "We are super excited to present to you our upcoming production - Koozhangal! A @thisisysr Musical, Produced by @VigneshShivN and Nayanthara and Directed by @PsVinothraj."

  • Disha Pandey is a research student in her Kollywood comeback

    After making an impressive debut with Thamizh Padam, Disha Pandey did just one more film in Tamil - Mayanginen Thayanginen - before branching out to do Kannada films. Now, the actress is back in Kollywood - she will be seen opposite Lollu Sabha Jeeva in a horror-comedy, titled Kombu. Though the movie was announced a couple of years ago – it was Jeeva’s debut film as a hero – it’s now ready for release. Ibrahim, who is debuting as a director with the film, says, "I have worked with Chandrakumar and Balu Anand before venturing out on my own. I wrote this story based on a real-life incident." He adds, "Disha plays a research student who goes to a village after she finds out that they use cow's horns to tackle ghosts and spirits. Jeeva belongs to the village. What happens when they meet? I've narrated the story in a fun and thrilling manner." The movie, the audio launch of which was held recently, also stars Pandiarajan in an important role. Radhika has handled the choreography, while Ghajini Kubendran has taken care of stunts. "Dev Guru has composed the music. Sudeep has handled the cinematography," he says.

  • Arya and Aishwarya Rajesh release Enga Pora De teaser

    Actor Arya and Aishwarya Rajesh have released the teaser of Shanthnu Bhagyaraj and Kiki Vijay's Enga Pora De. Taking to his social media page, Arya wrote, "Most Romantic loving cutest and dancing couple A Dadson Pictures Original Here is #EngaPoreDe teaser starring @shanthnu & @kikivijay11 https://youtu.be/mN30FGs0dX0 Choreographed & directed by @brinda_gopal Music @dharankumar_c Singer #ShanthnuBhagyaraj #WithLoveShanthnuKiki." In the teaser, real life couple Shanthnu and Kiki are seen romancing each other to a beautiful song. Aishwarya Rajesh too shared, "Here is the teaser of the cute and classy #EngaPoreDe, starring @shanthnu & @kikivijay11 ! A Dadson Pictures Original! https://youtu.be/mN30FGs0dX0 Choreographed & directed by @brinda_gopal Music @dharankumar_c Singer #ShanthnuBhagyaraj #WithLoveShanthnuKiki."

  • Regina Cassandra signs her next with 'Gorilla' director

    'Gorilla' directed by Don Sandy, starring Jeeva, Shalini Pandey, Satish, Vivek Prasanna, Yogi Babu, and others was released last year. The film received positive reviews, and the director continued to write the story for his next film. Now, Regina Cassandra is roped in to play the lead role, and the film begins with a Pooja in Chennai yesterday. The film is titled 'Flashback', and it is to be produced by Abhishek Films. 'Flashback' is touted to be an intense emotional drama, and it also has Ilavarasu, Anusya, Uma Riyaz, Aryan, and others in supporting roles alongside Regina Cassandra. The cinematography is to be handled by Yuva, while Sam CS will be scoring the music. SS Murthy will be doing the artworks and the editing is to be done by San Lokesh, who did the works for the blockbuster film 'Ratsasan'.

  • Arun Vijay impressed with fan made Sinam motion poster

    Actor Arun Vijay's upcoming film is 'Sinam' directed by GNR Kumaravelan of Haridas-fame. While the makers had revealed a new poster of the film on Arun Vijay's birthday recently, the star actor seems to have been impressed with a fan made motion poster using the latest poster. Sinam' is produced by Arun Vijay's father Vijaykumar in his Movie Slides Pvt Ltd production house, and the movie will have Arun Vijay playing a police officer after 'Kuttram 23'. The film has Palak Lalwani playing the female lead, with Kaali Venkatn in an important role.

  • Sara Arjun all geared to essay a bold role in a gangster movie

    Boxer director Vivek has roped in Sara Arjun for his upcoming film, Quotation Gang, which features Priya Mani in the lead role. The multilingual film will also have Sara as one of the leads. While we are used to seeing Sara playing sweet, innocent characters, director Vivek says that this film will be a game-changer for her. “Be it films like Deiva Thirumagal or Saivam, Sara has been cast in innocent roles. This movie is a female-centric gangster film, which will see Sara in a bold avatar. She plays a college student who is on a mission to take revenge. It is a very intense and mature character. This film will be a transformation of sorts for Sara in her film career. Initially, I thought she would be apprehensive about it. But she was very enterprising and took up the role. As a writer, I am happy that she agreed to come on board for this movie. Sara’s character will be there throughout the film, alongside Priya Mani,” he says.

  • Kajal Aggarwal can't wait to get back to her routine

    Kajal Aggarwal is presently holidaying in Maldives with her husband Gautam Kitchlu. The two tied the knot in a traditional wedding ceremony in Mumbai on October 30. After finishing the wedding traditions, the cute couple headed to Maldives for their honeymoon. Kajal's social media account is packed with pictures of their honeymoon. Gautam, too, turned photographer for his beautiful wife, and posted some stunning pictures. From sharing couple photos, to them enjoying their holiday in the beach destination, the pretty actress have been giving us some major vacay vibes. While she's enjoying her break, Kajal also shared a photo of her doing yoga in a crop top and skirt, and captioned it saying, "In a desperate attempt to resume routine." (sic) Looks like the fitness freak in her can't wait to start regular workout.

  • Priya Bhavani Shankar goes on a road trip

    As we are in the unlocking phase, people have started going on short holidays, road trips, etc. In the last one month, several celebs from our industry have gone to some exotic locations within and outside India to simply chill and satiate their wanderlust after spending the whole lockdown period within the four walls of their houses. And with the city weather pretty pleasing with intermittent rain, many find it a perfect time to go for road trips. Kollywood actress Priya Bjavani Shankar, too, seems to have gone on a trip. The young actress, who made her film debut with ‘Meyaadha Maan’ in 2017, shared a few photos from her road trip. Seated in inside a swanky car, the actress looks totally in an upbeat mood. Sporting a plain black tee paired with a pair of ripped denim jeans and shades, she looks stunning in these photos. And she completes the look by wearing an elegant watch in white. And she writes a caption saying, making memories in this rainy weather while listening to some vintage songs during the drive.

  • Madhan Karky and team come up with online Tamil-English dictionary of 4.25 lakh words

    Lyricist Madhan Karky's Karky Research Foundation (KaReFo) has been working on Tamil computing and language literacy research for the past six years. They have launched ‘Chol Agaraadhi’, a mobile app. The dictionary app contains 4.25 lakh words, comprising of words from Sangam literature, words from different dialects and modern technical words that can be searched both in Tamil and English. It offers features such as similar words, word definitions, simple usable examples, related words, word popularity, pleasantness and also provides pictures and pronunciation audio for high frequency words. The app can be used to convert 16 digit numerals to their equivalent Tamil and English word forms.

  • #Suriya40 will be directed by Pandiraj: It’s confirmed

    While speculations have been rife that Suriya will be doing his next film under director Pandiraj’s direction, now, the same has been confirmed by the producers of the film. Suriya had earlier announced his films, Aruvaa with Hari and Vaadivaasal with Vetrimaaran. However, before he moves to complete these films, it seems he will now be starting the film with Pandiraj. Suriya had done a cameo in director Pandiraj's Kadaikutty Singam, and produced Pasanga 2:Haiku. The work for Suriya's 40 th film, with Pandiraj, has been going on for quite some time and the official announcement has come on a festival day. In the meantime, director Hari who was to join Suriya for the fifth time with 'Aruvaa' seems to be not happy with the actor's decision on his latest film, and there are no updates on the progress of the movie.

  • 3 Years of Mersal: Vijay fans celebrate the achievement of the film

    Vijay’s Mersal is one of the most favourite films of the actor. The film went on to become a blockbuster at the box office. The film had problems after the release as political party claimed wrong statements were made by Vijay about certain laws passed by the government. The fans did not stop showing love towards the film. They continued to watch the film and made it a successful film. It has been 3 years since the film released. The fans of Vijay have been celebrating the achievement of the film. They have been sharing many pictures from the sets of the film. They are also discussing their favourite scene from the film. The film’s producer Hema Rukmini also shared a poster of the film and celebrated the achievement.

  • Vijay Sethupathi’s 800 is purely a sports biography film

    After the much-awaited first look of Vijay Sethupathi’s ‘800’ was revealed yesterday, there was a backlash from some of the fans against Vijay Sethupathi for representing a Srilankan cricketer in his biopic. The actor plays Sri Lankan cricketer and coach Muttiah Muralitharan in the biopic. Interestingly, Vijay Sethupathi bears a striking resemblance to the ace cricketer. Due to the noise against the film, the makers have given a statement clarifying that the film is purely a sports biography film about the legendary cricket Muthiah Muralidaran and also that it does not make any political statement favoring any community.

  • Vijay Sethupathi’s first look of Muttiah Muralitharan's biopic titled ‘800’ out

    The much-awaited first look of Vijay Sethupathi’s ‘800’ is out. The actor plays Sri Lankan cricketer and coach Muttiah Muralitharan in the biopic. The motion poster was released ahead of a cricket match between Chennai and Hyderabad. In the poster, the actor bears a striking resemblance to the ace cricketer. The motion poster in animated graphics shows Muttiah's journey in cricket, including his childhood and the entire cricket journey. The ‘800’ in the title denotes the number of wickets taken Muralitharan in test matches, the maximum number of wickets in history by any bowler. Vijay Sethupathi had earlier shared that he was honoured to be part of the landmark project.

  • Rajinikanth’s film title for director Muruganantham’s debut as a lead actor

    Director Muruganantham, who helmed Vishnu Vishal-Catherine Tresa-starrer-Katha Nayagan, is all set to turn hero. The filmmaker will be making his debut as a lead with Kabali Talkies, a title inspired by Rajinikanth’s hit, Kabali.A source says, “Muruganantham has acted in character roles before, in movies like Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara and Maragadha Naanayam. This will be his debut as a lead actor. Meghna Helen is playing the female lead. The film also stars K Bhagyaraj, GM Kumar, Imman Annachi, Charle, Madan Bab and PL Thenappan, among others. Ravi Sinivasan will be debuting as a director with the film.” The movie is being produced by director Bala’s brother, Chandramouli, and Sabesh-Murali will be composing the music. Sinivasan says, “Muruganantham plays a man who is happily living with his brother, sister-in-law and their daughter. When his brother passes away suddenly, he is forced to take care of the family. But he is passionate about cinema and is constantly trying to make a name for himself in the cine field as a director. His childhood friend comes to his rescue and produces a film for him. But then, his friend, who brought about a happy turn in Muruganantham’s life, is also responsible for delivering a huge blow that shakes the foundation of his life. Will our hero survive and emerge victorious? That’s the gist of the film.”

  • STR’s Maanadu shoot to resume in November

    There’s good news for STR fans. The much-awaited shoot for his upcoming film Maanadu is all set to resume in November. The film’s producer Suresh Kamatchi made the announcement on his social media page. He wrote, “Wait s over. #Maanaadu shoot resumes from November first week. The film, directed by Venkat Prabhu, is said to be a political action thriller. The state government had granted permission for shootings of films with strict guidelines and restrictions in place last month. STR, in the meantime, has been working on his physique for his role in the film. Kalyani Priyadarshan plays the leading lady in it. While music for the film is by Yuvan Shankar Raja, cinematography is by Richard M Nathan and editing by Praveen KL.

  • Here’s why Vishnu Vishal did Ratsasan

    As Ratsasan completed two years since release, Vishnu Vishal took to his social media page to explain why he could connect with his character in the film. Vishnu wrote, “Arun from Ratsasan is a perfect example of my life. From wanting to be a filmmaker and then joining the police force, ultimately using his knowledge about serial killers to hunt down the psycho murderer.” He added, “In my life, I always wanted to be a cricketer. I have always felt that cricket helped me get my first break in films. I could easily learn and adapt to Kabaddi, being a sportsperson. CCL (Celebrity Cricket League) too, was helpful in earning me respect within the film fraternity and the audiences. And then, Jeeva happened.

  • 'Not part of 'Maru Malarchi 2', clarifies director Thangar Bachan

    As per the reports, Thangar Bachan has come out and clarified that he is not part of 'Maru Malarchi 2'. Thangar Bachan has further said that he was not in the state ideate things after being isolated at home for the last six months. However, now he is getting back to normal after taking rest and is currently writing the story for his next film Reportedly, In the last 13 days, he has written a film story that he thinks, will be spoken for years. He has developed two stories during the Corona lockdown and the director is now building it well in a peaceful atmosphere. Mammootty, Devayani, Manorama, Ranjith, and Mansoor Ali Khan starrer 'Maru Malarchi', which was directed by Bharathi was released in January 1998, and it developed as a huge hit. The music of the film was composed by SA Rajkumar, and the song 'Nandri Solla Unaku' from the film was popular from the film. Recently, it was said that 'Maru Malarchi 2' will be made by a popular producer, and the pre-production work of the film has started.

  • Jayam Ravi’s Bhoomi to release on OTT platform?

    Jayam Ravi’s Bhoomi is the actor’s 25th film. The film could be the next big Tamil film heading for an OTT release. A lot of films have been releasing directly on OTT platforms since theatres have been shut due to the pandemic. It’s been a few months since theatres have been closed and many producers have decided to release their film on OTT platform. The producers of Jayam Ravi’s Bhoomi seem to be going that way. A few reports claim that Jayam Ravi’s film could release on OTT platform, making it one of the straight big Tamil films releasing on OTT platform. There has been no confirmation from the producers of the film. Jayam Ravi plays a farmer in the film. The film is directed by Lakshman who directed Romeo Juliet, Bogan. The film has Nidhhi Agerwal playing the female lead.

  • #Masterclass: Pa Ranjith on his five favourite films

    After making his debut with Attakathi, in 2012, Pa Ranjith has turned into a director who has something substantial to say with films like Madras, Kabali and Kaala. Listing out his five favourite films, Ranjith says, "For me, art is a tool of social responsibility, so the filmmaking is secondary; the content should push a viewer towards social awareness. After all, we are making movies for humans." I saw this film when I was in my 12th standard. I didn't know about script structure or anything then. But I connected to the content — social issues and women rights. It created a big awareness in me and motivated me to pursue this path. This film is still politically alive.

  • Notice to Vishal to restrain release of Chakra on OTT

    Vishal’s upcoming film Chakra is in trouble. The Madras High Court has ordered notice to Vishal and the film’s director M Anandan to restrain the release of Chakra on OTT platforms on a plea by the production house Trident Arts. The production house had accused that actor Vishal owed it a huge sum of money after the poor show of his earlier venture Action at the box office. Action was directed by Sundar C and had Tamanaah playing the leading lady. Trident Arts’ counsel had said that Vishal had asked the production house to make the film at Rs 44 crore and that he would bear the production cost if the film didn’t make Rs 20 crore at the box office. The film didn’t do well and the production house alleged that Vishal owed them Rs 8 crore.

  • Team 'Cobra' to create massive sets like Russia for the Vikram starrer

    Vikram is currently busy shooting for 'Cobra' with the promising director Ajay Gnanamuthu, who delivered the super hit films 'Demonte Colony' and 'Imaikka Nodigal'. Now, the latest buzz is that the makers of Vikram's 'Cobra' are going to create massive sets like Russia in Chennai. 'KGF' actress Srinidhi Shetty is playing the lead role opposite Vikram, and the film also has Irfan Pathan, KS Ravikumar, Miya George, and others in key roles. Vikram is reportedly playing a record number of characters in 'Cobra', and he is already seen in seven exceptional looks in the first look poster. The shooting of the film was put on hold due to the widespread coronavirus pandemic and lockdown when they were shooting in Russia. The crew then returned to Chennai.

  • Vijay to Suriya: Five actors who are expected to step into the political world by their fans

    Actors gain a huge fan base when they surprise the audience with some amazing films and stylish roles. Fans then expect their stars to speak up whenever they face a problem in society. They also expect much more from them, and to enter into politics to become a political leader. There were many cinema stars including MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Vijayakanth, J Jayalalitha and others who entered into politics in the past. Rajinikanth is the one actor that fans have been waiting to enter into the political world, and he is set to announce it soon. Accordingly, even Kamal Haasan made his political entry a few years back, and he has developed his political party as well. Here is a look into the five actors who are expected by fans to make a political entry.

  • K’wood stars come down heavily on NEET following students’ suicide

    With three students from Tamil Nadu committing suicide due to their fears over the controversial NEET exam, prominent celebrities in the Tamil film industry, including Kamal Haasan, Suriya and Khushbu, are coming out with statements criticising the exam system and urging students to not let exams define their life. In a hard-hitting note that he posted on his social media page, Suriya wrote, “The news of three students committing suicide on the same day over NEET fears has shaken my conscience,” and added that students having to write exams to prove their worth in a life-threatening situation like the corona pandemic “pains me”.

  • 15 Years of 'Thotti Jaya': Five interesting facts to read out in Simbu's excellent gangster drama

    Simbu started his cinema journey so young as a child artist at the age of two. He then featured as a child artist in his father T Rajendar's directorial 'Thai Thangai Paasam', 'Oru Vasantha Geetham', 'En Thangai Kalyani', Enga Veetu Velan', 'Monisha En Monalisa', and others. Simbu later debuted as a lead actor and won a separate fan base with his stylish roles. Simbu's gangster drama 'Thotti Jaya', which was directed by VZ Durai marks its 15th year of completion, and fans set to celebrate the special event with a unique hashtag on social media. Here are the five interesting facts to read out in Simbu's excellent gangster drama 'Thotti Jaya' in its 15th year.

  • Andreah Jeremiah in Suriya-Vetri Maaran's Vaadivaasal?

    Among the most awaited films in Tamil is Suriya's 'Vaadivaasal' directed by Vetri Maaran. While the shooting of the film is yet to take off, the first look poster of the film had increased the expectations of the film. In the poster, Suriya was seen as a rustic bull tamer with what seems like petroglyphs of bulls in the background. The recent buzz on the film is that actress Andreah Jeremiah is all set to reunite with her Vada Chennai director Vetrimaaran. This would be the first time that Andrea would be sharing screen with Suriya in her career. The film will be produced by Kalaipuli Thanu. The producer had secured the rights of the novel titled Vaadivaasal by Tamil writer CS Chellappa. And, as the title suggests, the film is based on Jallikattu, an ancient sport in Tamil Nadu.

  • Director Arivazhagan welcomes PUBG ban

    Director Arivazhagan has welcomed the Union government’s ban on popular mobile game PUBG among 118 Chinese mobile apps. The Kuttram 23 director said that the game was keeping children and youngsters from using their time in a productive manner. He shared on his social media page, “#PUBG Ban In India. Really a Great Move by d Govt.More than Security reasons, it plays a major part in descending d growth of d children & Youth, keeping away from various innovative fields. All parents will welcome it. Hope India Make Pubg Model App will not come.”

  • Srikanth, Vidya Pradeep team up for psychological thriller Echo

    Thriller continues to remain the flavor of the season in Kollywood. Joining the long list of thriller movies being made in Tamil is Echo, which is being directed by debutant Naveen Ganesh. The film, which will go on floors this month, stars Srikanth and Vidya Pradeep in the lead. A source says, “Echo is a psychological thriller and the story promises to leave a haunting impact on the audience. Srikanth and Vidya Pradeep are playing the lead, while Ashish Vidyarthi has an important role in the film. Dr Rajashekar and Haarun are producing the film, which will be directed by debutant Naveen Ganesh. The makers are planning to go on floors with the project by the second week of September.”

  • Raghava Lawrence's philosophical secret of success

    It is well known that dance master and director Raghava Lawrence is all set to play the lead role in 'Chandrmukhi 2' directed by P Vasu. While the script work for the film is under process, Raghava Lawrence has continuing his philanthropic activities just like before even during the lockdown. The popular actor, who is known to be a strong follower of Raghavendra Swamy had given out the secret of his success. Taking to his social networking page, Raghava Lawrence posted, "Don't search for god outside, God is inside your mother and in the service you do for others. No one can give you success. The success you get from other won't last long. Only your hardwork can give you permanent success. Don't search for Happiness outside it's within you. Stay happy always."

  • Taapsee’s new Tamil film will see her playing a street-smart woman

    Even as a handful of Bollywood films and Ahmed’s Jayam Ravi-starrer Jana Gana Mana keeps her busy, Taapsee has signed her next in Tamil. The actress will be seen in an out-and-out comedy, directed by debutant Deepak Sundarrajan, which also stars Vijay Sethupathi in an important role. A source in the know says, “Taapsee plays a street-smart woman in the film. It is a humour-based script and has a huge ensemble cast, including some well-known comedians from Kollywood.”

  • Satyadev and Tamannaah's Telugu remake of Love Mocktail titled Gurthunda Seethakalam

    Nagasekhar’s Satyadev and Tamannaah starrer, the Telugu remake of the Kannada hit Love Mocktail, has been titled Gurthunda Seethakalam. The remake was announced recently and generated a lot of buzz as it’ll see Satyadev and Tamannaah together on-screen for the first time. Satyadev’s last film, Venkatesh Maha’s Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya generated great response. Tamannaah was last seen in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, apart from a special number in Sarileru Neekevvaru. Now, the filmmakers state that the audio rights of the remake have already been sold for Rs 75 lakh.

  • Sakshi Agarwal recalls a few wow moments for her while shooting with Rajinikanth for Kaala

    Sakshi Agarwal has been in the industry since 2013 and has been making her presence felt with her roles over the years. Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Kaala’ was definitely a major film in her career. Talking about Rajinikanth and his stardom in the industry for the last 45 years, the actress says, “I have always been a huge fan of the superstar. In the last 45 years, he has undisputedly been the superstar not only in our industry, but even on an international level. So, he is a huge inspiration for everyone. Having worked with him in ‘Kaala’ is a big thing for me. I cherish every single moment I spent with him on the sets of the film. All those moments give wow feeling for me.”

  • #45YearsofRajinism: Rajini worked out on set regularly before we shot the bare-body fight sequence

    Padayappa and Neelambari were meeting after 18 years. She loves to win, and that feeds her ego. So, we decided to give her the upper hand at the starting of the scene and then, get Padaiyappa to beat her at her own game. We thought of having multiple people in that scene, but finally settled with having only those two. Initially, the plan was to hide all the sofas and chairs in the house, except the one that Neelambari sits on. Then, Padayappa would use his shawl to pull a double sofa to the centre of the hall. Andha sofa sozhandu varum, avaru getha adhula okkaruvaru. I’d told Rajini the scene and he said it was interesting. I was inspired by how Hanuman uses his tail to create a chair higher than what Raavanan was sitting on in Ramayana.

  • Rajinikanth’s Baashha and its connection with Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda

    Superstar Rajinikanth’s Baashha is considered a cult movie. Directed by Suresh Krissna, the film was a treat for the audience, with both Rajini and late Raghuvaran essaying the roles of auto driver Manickam and Mark Antony respectively. In fact, the duo, regaled the audiences with their powerhouse talent and acting prowess. However, not many know that Baashha’s story thread originated on the set of the Bollywood movie Hum starring Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda and Rajinikanth. The film was directed by Mukul S Anand and the three stars were shooting in Ooty and it’s there the story of Baashha came up.The actors were discussing a scene that could be included in the storyline and they informed Mukul the same. Though the director liked the idea, he didn’t include it in the movie.

  • Superstar Rajinikanth thanks fans for #45YearsofRajinism

    As the film industry celebrates 45 years of Rajinism, Superstar Rajinikanth himself took to social media to thank his fans for their support. He said that he was grateful to all the fans and well-wishers who have been part of his 45-year-old journey in the film industry. Members of the film industry celebrated the occasion by sharing a DP for #45YearsofRajinism. The poster had some of the different characters that the Superstar had played, the notable ones in the poster being Endhiran and Sivaji- The Boss. However, the main picture is that of Rajinikanth in Darbar get-up, holding up his collar with rising sun in the backdrop.

  • Kamal Haasan, Shankar give relief amount to families of crew members affected by Indian 2 set accident

    It known that earlier on February, while director Shankar's 'Indian 2' team were supposed to wrap up the shooting schedule in Chennai in a few days, a tragic accident occurred on the sets of Kamal Haasan's Indian 2. A crane with heavy-duty light comes crashing down on location killing three people and leaving ten injured. Now, the producers of the film, director Shankar and actor Kamal Haasan issued check to the families who were affected due to the accident. The deceased were identified as Krishna and Madhu, who were assistant directors in director Shankar’s team, and another person named Chandran from the catering team. Actor Kamal Haasan, Kajal Aggawal and costume designer Amritharam were apparently just ten seconds away from being crushed by the crane.

  • Thala Ajith's journey is an inspiration, says Valimai villain

    While an official announcement is yet to be made, it is speculated since Decemeber that Kartikeya Gummakonda, Telugu actor who was seen in RX 100 and 90ML is said to play the baddie in Thala Ajith-starrer 'Valimai' directed by H Vinoth. As the fans are celebrating Ajith's 28th year in the film industry, the young actor has said that the star actor is an inspiration to everyone. As the fans are celebrating the event by trending the hashtag #28YrsOfSELFMADETHALAAjith, Karthikeya of 'RX 100' fame took to his social networking page and said, "Coming from a non-filmy background facing many difficulties, many failures, coming out stronger each and every time and becoming THALA of Tamil cinema ..every page in your journey can be taken as an inspiration sir..congratulations on completing 28years."

  • 30 Years of Keladi Kanmani: Raaja sir’s music gave life to the climax: Vasanth

    It was a film that not only marked the debut of a noteworthy filmmaker in Tamil cinema, but also one that showcased the actor inside one of our greatest singers — SP Balasubrahmanyam. As Keladi Kanmani, which released on this day in 1990, turns 30, we speak to its director, Vasanth, who recalls the journey of the film, which started out as an offbeat project but ended up as a memorable blockbuster.

  • 'Maanadu' producer assures fans the team will resume film shooting as soon as government gives a go ahead

    Simbu was last seen in the Sundar C directorial 'Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven', and the film received mixed reviews. Simbu then joined hands with director Venkat Prabhu for the political thriller 'Maanadu', and the shooting of the film was delayed due to the actor's dispute with the producer. When everything was sorted out, and the shooting was finally going steadily, the unexpected coronavirus outbreak again halted the film process. Fans have been wondering what will be the fate of the Simbu-starrer but producer Suresh Kamatchi has an answer. In his latest tweet, the 'Maanadu' producer has assured fans that even the film’s team is eagerly waiting to resume the shooting and will do so as soon as the government gives a green signal.

  • What is so filmi about police encounters?

    “Filmi” is what everyone said on hearing of the recent Kanpur encounter. Encounters happen in secluded spaces, of course, out of our sight, but cinema has played out the episode of the encounter so often that it becomes an immediate reference point Encounters in Kollywood.A few immigrant Tamil workers in Andhra Pradesh are picked up by cops for a crime they never committed. And soon, they become pawns in a vicious game after they stumble on to a cover-up operation of another set of cops. Before long, the innocents themselves fighting a losing battle, are killed in a staged encounter.

  • Rajinikanth condoles Sathankulam trader Jeyaraj’s wife

    As the outrage over custodial deaths of Sathankulam traders Jeyaraj and Bennix soars across the country, many popular faces have sought justice for the father-son duo. Some even took to the streets of Thoothukudi to demand justice for the two who were brutally tortured while in police custody. Now, Rajinikanth has expressed his condolences to Jeyaraj’s wife over a telephonic conversation. Though details of the conversation are yet to be out, a source close to the actor confirmed the conversation.

  • Jayam Ravi completes 17 years in cinema

    Actor Jayam Ravi has completed 17 years in the Tamil film industry. Son of veteran film editor Mohan, Ravi made his acting debut as a lead actor with Jayam. The film was such a hit that the title became his moniker. Jayam was directed by his elder brother, Mohan Raja. The film completes 17 years today. The actor took to his micro-blogging page to thanks his fans for the feat. He added that he owed his success to his fans. Jayam Ravi wrote, “17 years of this beautiful journey... thankful, blessed, humbled and overwhelmed seeing my Twitter for the last few days. My fans have truly made this a celebration for us! I am who I am because of my strong army of brothers Heart suit #17YearsOfJayamRavi #17YearsOfJayamRaviCDP God Bless.”

  • I am forever grateful to Sivakarthikeyan anna: Rio Raj

    It has been a year since Rio Raj’s film Nenjamundu Nermaiyundu Odu Raja hit screens and the actor couldn’t have been a happier person. Rio Raj shared a note on his social media page and said that this was the most special day of his life. He said that he couldn’t believe that it was him on screen. He wrote, “To see myself in the big screen was surreal. This movie made me into an actor, got me an amazing director, a wonderful producer, but more than that, it got me a beautiful family! Seekrama innoru padam pannuvom. I will always be grateful to Sivakarthikeyan anna for trusting in me and our team. Without him this day would no have been possible.”

  • Tamil filmmaker Arun Karthick's 'Nasir' screened at the We Are One festival

    In Tamil film 'Nasir', director Arun Karthick paints an intimate portrait of a working-class Muslim man in Coimbatore, going about his day. As the titular Nasir navigates the labyrinthine streets around Town Hall, we, too are pulled in to experience the smiles, frowns and the religious bigotry that he witnesses as a Muslim man.

  • Sibiraj clears air on "making movies"

    There are five films of Sibiraj which are in pipeline, including which Kabadadaari, directed by Pradeep, has been in the news of late owing to its post-production works. On Thursday, the actor took to his Instagram account to share about the book he’s hooked to, with his followers. Interestingly, the book, written by Sidney Lumet, is titled Making Movies. To avoid confusion among his fans, he said that he’s not into directing films. With the hashtags #Movies #lifeofanactor #sidneylumet #MakingMovies #Actor #Sibiraj and #sibisathyaraj, he posted, “Nope! Not planning to direct! Just trying to kill 2 birds with 1 stone by killing time while learning something new.” He added, “What you guys reading? Share it with me and Il repost the most productive ones.”

  • Sibiraj clears air on "making movies"

    There are five films of Sibiraj which are in pipeline, including which Kabadadaari, directed by Pradeep, has been in the news of late owing to its post-production works. On Thursday, the actor took to his Instagram account to share about the book he’s hooked to, with his followers. Interestingly, the book, written by Sidney Lumet, is titled Making Movies. To avoid confusion among his fans, he said that he’s not into directing films. With the hashtags #Movies #lifeofanactor #sidneylumet #MakingMovies #Actor #Sibiraj and #sibisathyaraj, he posted, “Nope! Not planning to direct! Just trying to kill 2 birds with 1 stone by killing time while learning something new.” He added, “What you guys reading? Share it with me and Il repost the most productive ones.”

  • Karthick Narean's update on 'Naragasooran'

    After his sleeper hit debut film 'Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru', director Karthick Naren's second film was to be Arvind Swamy, Indrajith, Shriya Saran, Sundeep Kishan starrer thriller film 'Naragasooran'. While film's release was in a mess due to various issues, the young director delivered the action crime thriller 'Mafia: Chapter 1' with Arun Vijay and Prasanna in the lead. Though Karthick Narean has begun working on his next film which has Dhanush playing the lead role, the fans are eagerly awaiting the release of 'Naragasooran'. With a few films already slated for an OTT release during this lockdown, the fans are hoping that the film at least releases on OTT platforms if not in theatres soon.

  • Vedhika gets a hair cut from her mom

    With lockdown in place and saloons are closed, many are grooming their hair with the help of family members. Interestingly actress Vedhika posted a picture of her getting a haircut from her mom. She also funnily remarked in the caption that she can be a part of the Hollywood film Ring. As the actress posed herself with loose hair unfolded in front of her face, it resembled a scene from the ghost film. Actor Premgi Amaran also funnily replied to the actress with GIF.

  • Thank you for Maari, Vijay Yesudas tells Dhanush

    Actor Dhanush has completed 18 years in the film industry. Playback singer and actor Vijay Yesudas, who shared screen space with him in director Balaji Mohan’s Maari, took to his micro-blogging page to congratulate the actor. He posted, “Congratulations to My Friend and One of My Favorite Actors in the world @dhanushkraja for Completing 18 Years of Amazing Films and Performances and Becoming a Global Star and Actor Par excellence - Keep going Buddy..ThankYou for Maari and many other Memories.”

  • Rajinikanth tries to help producers with groceries but they want money?

    With the Coronavirus spreading through the country at a fast pace, actors and celebrities have been doing their best to spread awareness and extend help by contributing to various relief funds as well as providing essential commodities to the needy. Rajinikanth too has been doing his bit for the welfare of the people and the daily wage workers in the film industry who have been out of work due to the lockdown. Earlier, Rajini was reported to have paid heed to the letter written by senior producer K. Rajan’s requesting to help smaller producers as well. The superstar agreed to provide essentials to those producers who were affected by the crisis. However, when he did send across grocery and other essential items for about 750 people, it reportedly resulted in some ruckus.

  • Trisha shares a video of her fans wishing her from their homes

    Trisha who is celebrating her birthday today is overwhelmed by the wishes of the fans on her social media. The actress had recently posted a video with Gautham Menon where the director was seen teaching her how to shoot video on mobile. She has now posted a video of her fans wishing her on her birthday. She took to her social media handle to post a video of fans from different parts of the world wishing her. The video has many fans of the actress wishing from several countries like Sri Lanka, Malaysia, London and different states in India. The video was a compilation of the fans of different age group wishing the actress. She captioned the video, ‘I have no words..... Must’ve done something right for sure.... I am because of you all...????????Sparkling heartSmiling face with 3 hearts

  • Rakshan cooks biriyani during the lockdown

    Rakshan, who shot to fame as an anchor of Kalaka Povathu Yaaru has become a household name thanks to his funny comments on contestants and charm. The anchor went onto make his debut in Kollywood with Dulquer Salmaan and Ritu Varma’s Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal. The film became a huge success and the actor received appreciation for his performance. The latest news is that Rakshan has shared his recipe for chicken biriyani with his followers.

  • Suriya's 'Soorarai Pottru' to be released on Independence Day weekend?

    Actor Suriya's upcoming biggie 'Soorarai Pottru' was expected to be released in April along with Vijay's 'Master' as a summer special to the audience. But the coronavirus outbreak has changed everyone's life, and new movie releases have been postponed due to the lockdown. Now, the latest buzz is that Suriya's 'Soorarai Pottru' will be released on Independence Day weekend. The pandemic is expected to be brought under control by the end of May, and the industry is hoping that things will be back to normal by the end of June. So, Suriya's 'Soorarai Pottru' team is reportedly planning to release the film in August, as a special film for the Independence Day holiday. But the official confirmation of the release date is expected to be made once the situation returns to normal. 'Soorarai Pottru', which is directed by Sudha Kongara is based on the life story of Air Deccan founder AR Gopinath, and expectations are high from the film.

  • 'Master' actor Shanthanu has happy tears after seeing Arya enjoying cupcakes with wife Sayyeshaa

    Popular Tamil actor Shanthanu is the son of legendary director-actor Bhagyaraj, and he marked his debut as a lead star with the film 'Sakkarakatti'. Since then, the actor has been seen in a few promising films, but he has been struggling to produce a blockbuster hit with it. Shanthanu is currently playing a crucial role in the highly anticipated film 'Master', and the actor is expected to get a much-needed break through with the film. However, Shanthanu must wait until the lockdown is over to see if Thalapathy’s film brings in good luck for him or not. The actor is spending time at home, connecting with his fans and friends over social media, just like other actors. Yesterday, when Shanthanu’s close friend Arya shared a picture with his wife Sayyeshaa on his social media handle along with a click of the cupcakes that she had baked, the ‘Master’ star decided to react on the post with a funny message.

  • Video featuring Dhanush filming a fight sequence for 'Asuran' in a single take surfaces online

    The dynamic star Dhanush has delivered blockbuster films with his impressive acting in the past. The actor has never failed to attempt different types of roles with his films. Dhanush recently received big applause for his role in the film 'Asuran' which was directed by Vetrimaaran. Now, a video of Dhanush completing a fight sequence for 'Asuran in a single take is going viral on the internet.

  • Prakash Raj reaches out to over 1000 families

    Ever since the central government announced a lockdown, Prakash Raj has been reaching out to the needy. His foundation has not only fed many homeless families but has also accommodated many stranded migrant workers at his farm. The actor shared a video from his farm on his social media page and wrote, “#lockdown extends... #prakashrajfoundation has reached out to more than thousand families..now we have 30 stranded fellow citizens in my farm .. will continue to look after them..please co operate with the government.. stay home stay safe .. a moment for you from my farm.”

  • Atlee donates Rs10 Lakhs for Corona aid

    Stars across the nations have been donating funds for the Coronavirus pandemic. Celebrities have been contributing to government-aided funds and to Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI). Among several other celebrities who have contributed to people in need is filmmaker Atlee, who has donated 10 Lakhs today. A source in the know reveals, “Yes, Atlee has donated 5 Lakhs to FEFSI and 5 Lakhs to director’s union, with a total of 10lakhs.” Many artistes have come forward to donate as much as they could to FEFSI as shoots have been cancelled owing to Coronavirus and daily-wage workers will have a tough time to meet their needs.

  • 'Thirupaachi' director Perarasu is overwhelmed with the huge response for his film even after 15 years

    Although all industries in the world have been crippled by the impact of the Coronavirus, the entertainment industry is one of the few that are still not completely at a standstill. Television channels have been telecasting re-runs of their old classic serials and shows to entertain the audience, while few are airing movies of top actors, bringing in the nostalgia. Likewise, Vijay's super hit film 'Thirupaachi' was aired yesterday on a popular Tamil channel and fans celebrated it by trending special hashtags on social media. In light of fans’ response to his film even after 15 years of its release, the 'Thirupaachi' director Perarasu took to his Twitter account to express how overwhelmed he was with the huge response for the film.

  • ‘Master’ Vijay will be playing a cameo role in SS Rajamouli's 'RRR'?

    Vijay was last seen in the blockbuster sports drama 'Bigil', which was directed by Atlee. The actor is ready with his next film 'Master', helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, and the release date of the film is expected to be announced after the Coronavirus pandemic is under control. The expectations about the director of Vijay's 65th film are already high, and fans have been waiting to get an official update from Vijay about the name of the director. But here is a piece of interesting news ahead of 'Vijay 65'. Reportedly, 'Master' star Vijay will be playing a cameo role in SS Rajamouli's 'RRR'.

  • Rajinikanth reacts about his deleted video

    Superstar Rajinikanth had shared a video on Saturday in which he was seen appealing to the public to stay indoors and be part of the junta curfew. After a few netizens questioned the credibility of the statement, Twitter removed the video saying that it found factual discrepancies in this statement and that it violated Twitter’s rules of misinformation and removed the video. Rajinikanth yesterday evening posted a tweet in which he has explained that when he mentioned that fourteen hours curfew would halt the spread of the coronavirus. He explained that it was misunderstood in the way that he had said this only with reference to one day, but he actually meant that the isolation has to be carried out till the duration ordered by the government. He also extended his thanks to all those who understood the exact meaning of my video and shared them in the right sense.

  • Chennai Times Most Desirable Man 2019: Sivakarthikeyan

    There’s something about Sivakarthikeyan (SK) —it could be his crazy bone, a sense of familiarity that engulfs you the minute you strike up a conversation with him, or that typical Tamizh paiyyan look which draws you instantly to him. And probably much more, which explains why he has been voted the Chennai Times Most Desirable Man of 2019 from a bunch of achievers, all under the age of 40. When we tell him this, he’s unsure if he’s heard us right. We reiterate, and he breaks into his trademark smile and goes, ‘Aiyyo, nambave mudiyala’. In a no-holds-barred conversation, SK talks to us about his concept of love, desirability and more…

  • Vijay to announce his next film’s director at the audio launch of 'Master'?

    One of the most highly anticipated films starring Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi, 'Master' which is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, is all set to release in April. The big announcement regarding the audio launch of the film was recently made by the makers, and fans have been anticipating to hear Vijay's speech at the event on March 15. Now, the latest buzz is that actor Vijay will be announcing his next film’s director at the audio launch of 'Master'.

  • Arun Vijay's 'Sinam' shooting wrapped up

    Actor Arun Vijay, who shooting in Kazakhstan recently for 'Agni Siragugal' directed by Naveen was back in Chennai a couple of weeks ago and joined the sets of his 30th movie titled 'Sinam', which is directed by GNR Kumaravelan of Haridas-fame. The team has now wrapped up the shooting of the film that has Palak Lalwani playing the female lead, with Kaali Venkat being roped in for an important role.

  • 'Sivakasi' to 'Bigil': Five mass introduction scenes of Vijay that have made fans cheer for Thalapathy

    Starting his career keeping his father as his idol and inspiration, actor Vijay has grown as a top actor himself in the Tamil cinema industry. Vijay has a huge fan following and his movies are highly enjoyed by the audience. Fans of Vijay enjoy their star's films with massive celebrations and crowd theaters to catch his film right since the first-day first show of his movies. And every time Vijay is introduced in a film, fans are even more excited as it gives them a different high to see their favourite star in all his glory on the big screen. Here are the five mass introduction scenes of Vijay from 'Sivakasi' to 'Bigil' that made fans scream out loud with joy in theatres.

  • Why Karunas wants a ban on Dhanush-Mari Selvaraj's Karnan

    Among the multiple projects that Dhanush is working on, one is Karnan. Directed by Pariyerum Perumal fame Mari Selvaraj, the film is being shot in Tirunelveli. The makers had released a photo, featuring Dhanush with a sword in hand, recently, and it's being said that the film will release in mid-2020. Now, we hear that Karunas, who's an active politician as well, has demanded that the film be banned. According to him, the movie is based on the caste riot that happened in 1991 in Kodiyankulam and showcasing similar incidents could create trouble in the now-peaceful region.

  • 'Doctor' first look: Sivakarthikeyan assures to produce a blockbuster hit with the film

    Sivakarthikeyan has been busy after his last release 'Hero' and the actor is currently engaged in multiple films 'Doctor' and 'Ayalaan'. Now, the first look poster of Sivakarthikeyan's 'Doctor' has been released by the makers today on the special occasion of Sivakarthikeyan's birthday. The actor looks terrific on the first look poster, seated on an armchair with a surgical knife in one of his bloodied hands. Wearing glasses, collared t-shirt and trousers, the poster is intruguing. With this look, the actor assures to produce a blockbuster hit with the film.

  • Kaadan is a soulful film: Rana Daggubati

    At the press meet of the multilingual flick Kaadan (Aranya in Telugu and Haathi Mere Saathi in Hindi), which was held in the city on Wednesday, Rana, who plays the protagonist in it, said he was confused about the project he should take up after the monstrous success of Bahubali, and that director Prabu Solomon convinced him that he is part of the right movie. He said, “After working with Prabu sir for a week’s time, I was convinced that I’m part of a good film. In fact, I had told the same to Rajamouli while having a conversation with me. Always loved the idea of being part of multilingual films where each scene is shot multiple times for different languages. NO matter how much we prepare, Prabu sir finalizes the dialogues on set. We used to shoot for the Tamil version first, followed by Telugu and Hindi.

  • Suman joins Kabadadaari’s cast

    A few months ago, Pooja Kumar had been roped in to be part of Sibi Sathyaraj and Nandita Swetha’s Kabadadaari, which is directed by Pradeep Krishnamoorthy. But now, Suman Ranganathan has been in cast in place of Pooja in this film. Dhananjayan Govind, who has written the adapted screenplay of the film along with John Mahendran, and is also producing it, says, “Pooja couldn’t be part of the shoot as she had to travel back to the US. We decided to cast Suman as she had done the same role in the Kannada version. This is more or less like a comeback for her. She had done a couple of films in Tamil with popular heroes in the 90s, but then, she got busy in Kannada cinema. When we approached her for the same role, she was happy to be back in Tamil cinema after a long gap. Casting Suman works in our favour as she was well-known in the 90s and the role demands a familiar face.”

  • Sivakarthikeyan & I bond over cricket: Sharad Kelkar

    Hindi film actor Sharad Kelkar, who will be making his Tamil debut with Sivakarthikeyan and Ravikumar’s upcoming film, assures that it will be a breath of fresh air for audiences. “It is a one-of-a-kind sci-film with a lot of visual effects. It will definitely be one of the most unique films of Tamil cinema,” the Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela actor says. The actor, who is currently shooting for the yet-to-be-titled Rakul Preet-starrer in Chennai, adds that his first Tamil film experience is proving to be memorable. “People are extremely sweet and disciplined. I am also enjoying the emotion of Tamil Nadu. It has been a great experience,” Sharad says, adding that he bonded with Sivakarthikeyan over cricket.

  • This was Thalapathy Vijay’s advice to Shanthanu on the sets of 'Master'

    Actor Shanthanu is an enthusiastic fan of actor Vijay and this is obvious with his social media posts and the interviews that he gives. Shanthanu will be soon seen playing an important role in actor Vijay's 'Master' directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and Shanthanu has opened up about the advice that actor Vijay gave him on the first day of shoot. In a recent interview about the behind-the-scenes fun from the sets of 'Master', the actor revealed some interesting facts.

  • Arun Vijay back to the sets of 'Sinam'

    Arun Vijay who was shooting in Kazakhstan recently for some important sequences for 'Agni Siragugal' directed by Naveen and also starring Vijay Antony and Akshara Haasan was back in the city recently. Now, the star actor starts shooting for the third schedule of his 30th movie title 'Sinam', which is directed by GNR Kumaravelan of Haridas-fame. The film has Palak Lalwani playing the female lead, with Kaali Venkat being roped in for an important role. 'Sinam' is produced by Arun Vijay's father Vijaykumar in his Movie Sildes Pvt Ltd production house, and the movie will have Arun Vijay playing a police officer after 'Kuttram 23'. While he played an an ACP in 'Kuttram 23', he will be playing a sub-inspector in 'Sinam'.

  • Sundar C ropes in Arya and Raashi Khanna for 'Aranmanai 3'?

    'Enthiran', 'Billa', 'Singam', 'Kanchana', 'Sandakozhi', 'VIP', 'Aranmanai' and 'Naan Avanillai' have one thing in common – all these hit films got a sequel. Following the trend, Sundar C is working on the third part of his successful film 'Aranmanai', whose first two parts he had produced and directed. According to a news portal, the filmmaker is now experimenting with a fresh combination for 'Aranmanai 3' and has decided to cast Arya and Raashi Khanna in the lead roles. The director has reportedly roped in Vivek and Yogi Babu to play the comedians in the film. 'Aranmanai 3' is expected to be produced by his wife Khushbu under the banner Avni Cinema.

  • Karthi to clash with his 'Ponniyin Selvan' co-star Jayam Ravi?

    Karthi, who had two releases 'Dev' and 'Kaithi' last year, has wrapped his film 'Sultan' directed by 'Remo' fame Bakkiyaraj Kannan. And with the post-production work going on in full swing, a news portal has reported that ‘Sultan’ will hit the screens on May 1, just as the summer vacation begins. Clashing with Kartik’s ‘Sultan’ will be Jayam Ravi's 'Bhoomi', which is directed by Lakshman. Interestingly, Karthi and Jayam Ravi have joined forces for director Mani Ratnam’s 'Ponniyin Selvan'.

  • Suriya and Vetrimaaran's film titled 'Vaadivaasal'?

    Suriya has signed up his 40th film with 'Asuran' director Vetrimaaran and the official announcement of it was made a few weeks ago. The latest buzz on the internet among fans is that the film has been titled as 'Vaadivaasal', however an official confirmation about the same is awaited. According to reports, Suriya will wrap up the shoot of 'Soorarai Pottru' first and then begin work on 'Vaadivaasal'. In the meantime, Vetrimaaran is planning a comedy film with Soori and has also narrated a script to Thalapathy Vijay.

  • Here’s why Sakshi’s next is titled Puravi

    We’d reported that Sakshi Agarwal will be starring in an out-and-out action film, which will be directed by Sathya. We’ve now learnt that the film will be titled Puravi. Talking to us about the relevance of the title, Sathya says, “Puravi in Tamil means horse. And we all know that horse is always associated with speed and power. The central character in the film (played by Sakshi) is as powerful as a horse. She is always motivated and her focus doesn’t deviate, no matter what the situation. She achieves what she sets out to, and will never give up. So, we thought this was an apt title for the film.”

  • Indhuja plays a cameo in Nayanthara's 'Mookuthi Amman'

    It's known that Nayanthara's upcoming film 'Mookuthi Amman' is directed by RJ Balaji along with NJ Saravanan. The film also marks the directorial debut of RJ Balaji. While the shooting of the film has been going, the latest is that actress Indhuja of 'Meyadha Maan' and 'Bigil' fame has been roped in to play an important role in the film. The pretty actress is said to be playing a pivotal cameo in the film and has been shooting in Nagercoil for the same. Indhuja seems to have completed her portions of shoot and has returned to Chennai.

  • Rajinikanth gets 'Darbar' themed aircraft after 'Kabali'

    Fans of superstar Rajinikanth were stunned when Rajinikanth-starrer Kabali, had a special aircraft, bearing the images of the star. Now, for the second time, Superstar Rajinikanth's image finds its place on an aircraft. This time it is for his upcoming film 'Darbar' directed by AR Murugadoss. The plane's exterior has a huge image of Rajinikanth in a cop uniform and also features the name of the film. The film, bankrolled by Lyca Productions, will hit the theatres worldwide on January 9. Composer Anirudh Ravichander took to social media to share the photos of the Darbar-themed aircraft. Looks like Lyca Productions has gone all out in promoting the film and got a Darbar-themed aircraft. The photos of Darbar-themed aeroplane are going viral on social making Rajinikanth's fans excited.

  • Prithviraj on why he refused to direct Rajinikanth

    Actor Prithviraj who has some impressive films to his credit as an actor in Kollywood is not only a sought-after actor but a director in demand. After his debut directorial Lucifer starring Mohanlal, the actor has been flooded with directorial offers. However, the star has decided to finish off his existing commitments before he plunges into direction again. Recently in an event held to interact with his fans, the actor has revealed that he has to turn down an offer to direct Rajinikanth. He has revealed that he wrote a long letter apologizing for not able to take up the offer to direct Rajinikanth.

  • The National Film Awards, which were announced earlier this year, will be presented to the winners today on December 23 by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi. The ceremony will reportedly take place at Vigyan Bhawan and will also see the presence

    The Filmfare Awards function was held last night in Chennai with many actors attending the gala event. Sathyaraj received an award at the event. Sibi Sathyaraj, Sathyaraj’s son wished his father on winning the award recently. Sathyaraj won the best supporting actor male for his role in Sivakarthikeyan’s production venture Kanaa which had Aishwarya Rajesh playing the lead role. Wishing his father on winning the award Sibi Sathyaraj took to his micro-blogging page to appreciate him. He had posted, ‘Extremely happy that Appa has won the #Filmfare award forbest supporting actor in a Male role for #Kanaa! Thanks to the whole team and congrats to @aishu_dil forbagging the critics award!

  • Sudani from Nigeria team boycotts National Film Award function as a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill

    The makers of Sudani From Nigeria, the Malayalam movie that won the National Award for the Best Malayalam cinema (2018) will boycott the award ceremony this year as a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019. The film's director Zakariya Mohammed took it to his social media page to let the world know about the protest. The film won five awards at the 2018 Kerala State Film Awards, including Best Screenplay, Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value, Best Debut Director, Best Actor (Shahir), and Best Character Actress (Savithri and Sarasa). At the 2018 National Film Awards, it won the award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam and Savithri Sreedharan received a Special Mention for her performance in the film.

  • Sivakarthikeyan’s 'Hero' trailer

    The trailer of Sivakarthikeyan’s Hero directed by Irumbu Thirai fame P.S Mithran has been released. The film produced by KJR studios has Arjun Sarja, Abhay Deol and Ivana in important roles. Kalyani Priyadarshan is making her debut in the Tamil film industry with Hero. The film has been cleared by the Censor Board with a clean 'U' certificate. The over two minute trailer starts off with revealing that Sivakarthikeyan called Shakthi in the film wants to be superhero like Shakthiman from his childhood itself. The film seems to talk about the importance of education as Abhay Deol playing the antagonist kills the ideas of students. Looks like the film talks about making students follow their passion and invent stuff like in Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots' which was remade in Tamil and 'Namban' with Vijay in the lead. Meanwhile, Arjun seems to be playing a good professor in the film helping Sivakarthikeyan.

  • Ajith to start shooting for Vinoth’s directorial in Hyderabad

    Here’s the latest on Valimai, Ajith Kumar’s next film with his Nerkonda Paarvai director H Vinoth. The film, whose title was announced on October 18, will go on floors on December 11 in Hyderabad. A source tells us, “The shoot will start after a small puja in Ramoji Film City. Ajith sir will be part of this schedule. The team is yet to zero in on the female lead. They are looking to rope in a top Bollywood heroine. This schedule doesn’t have the portions involving the female lead, so the team will finalise the heroine during this shoot.”

  • Enai Noki Paayum Thotta preview: A love story filled with action sequences

    Director Gautham Menon’s long-delayed Enai Noki Paayum Thotta is finally hitting screens on November 15. The film is said to be a romantic thriller and has music by Darbuka Siva. The star cast for the film includes Dhanush and Megha Akash. The song, Maruvaarthai Pesathey has already become a chartbuster. The film, which was canned three years ago, had many financial troubles, which led to the postponement of release date indefinitely. It was announced that the film would finally hit screens on September 6th, which again got postponed. Now that the final release date has been fans of the actor and director are excited.

  • Bollywood director Shamas N Siddiqui praises Dhanush starrer ‘Asuran’

    Dhanush and filmmaker Vetrimaaran collaborated for 'Asuran' and their film received excellent reviews from the audience. And the film has earned Dhanush a fan from Bollywood as well. Shamas N Siddiqui, director of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Tamannaah starrer 'Bole Chudiyan', saw the film and was all praise for Dhanush. The filmmaker was impressed with Dhanush’s acting in 'Asuran' and also expressed his wish to work with the actor on a good script in the future.

  • Bollywood director Shamas N Siddiqui praises Dhanush starrer ‘Asuran’

    Dhanush and filmmaker Vetrimaaran collaborated for 'Asuran' and their film received excellent reviews from the audience. And the film has earned Dhanush a fan from Bollywood as well. Shamas N Siddiqui, director of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Tamannaah starrer 'Bole Chudiyan', saw the film and was all praise for Dhanush. The filmmaker was impressed with Dhanush’s acting in 'Asuran' and also expressed his wish to work with the actor on a good script in the future.

  • Suman Ranganathan's Dandupalayam to release in December

    Real-life incidents have always inspired filmmakers, and joining the list is KT Nayak. The director's Dandupalayam, based on a gang of robbers who terrorised innocent people, is set for release now. A source says, "In the 1990s, a gang that belonged to Dandupalayam in Karnataka terrorised people. They travelled from one city to another, looting people, killing them and raping women. Their way of attacking was very different, and also very gory. Nayak has gathered information on the crimes committed by the gang and written a story."

  • Ivan Thanthiran all set to be remade in Telugu

    Gautham Karthik, Shraddha Srinath starrer movie Ivan Thanthiran that was released in 2017 is all set to be remade in Telugu and guess who us playing the hero. It is none other than Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas. The actor made his debut in the 2014 Telugu film Alludu Sreenu opposite Samantha Ruth Prabhu along with Prakash Raj. In 2016, he starred in Speedunnodu, a Telugu remake of the Tamil superhit film Sundarapandian. Now the actor is all set to act in Ivan Thanthiran remake. This action thriller was directed by R.Kannan who has also given many hit movies such as Jayam Kondan, Kanden Kadhalai, Settai and Boomerang. The buzz is that Kannan himself will be directing the Telugu version and those who will be playing the roles of Shraddha and RJ Balaji are yet to be confirmed officially.

  • Meet the high-flying Maara

    The first look of Suriya’s next, Soorarai Pottru, directed by Sudha Kongara, is out, and it features the actor jumping high and reaching for the skies. The film, the shoot of which was wrapped up a few weeks ago, has been titled Aakaasam Nee Haddhu Ra in Telugu. A source associated with the project tells us, “Post-production work is on in full swing, and the team is looking at a summer release. Dubbing has been completed already. Suriya’s character is called Maara, and he plays an extremely ambitious youngster. The story is loosely based on Captain GR Gopinath, an important personality in the Indian aviation sector.”

  • The teaser of Nishabdam will be out soon

    Madhavan and Anushka Shetty are coming together for a film again after nearly two decades. The film titled Nishabdam has created a buzz online, thanks to the posters. The latest news is that the film’s teaser will be out on November 6. The makers Kona Film Corporation recently revealed on social media that the film’s teaser will be out on November 6. The post read, ‘And the BIG news is here! Teaser of #Nishabdham will be out on Nov 6 at 5? PM. Want to know who's unveiling it? Stay tuned!

  • Rana hits out at makers of his ‘unfinished’ film; producer refutes claim

    The makers of the Tamil-Telugu bilingual flick 1945 (Madai Thiranthu in Tamil) had released its first look on Sunday. However, Rana Daggubati, who plays the lead in the film, came down heavily against its producer SN Rajarajan, alleging that the film is yet to be completed. He tweeted, “This is an unfinished film with the Producer who had defaulted on monies and on completion. Haven’t met them for over a year. This is his idea of raising money in the Markets by cheating more people :) pls don’t entertain this.

  • Kaithi Preview: A solid performance from Karthi expected in Kaithi

    After the success of Managaram, Lokesh Kanagaraj's Kaithi with Karthi had huge expectations. Now the director has got a chance to direct Vijay’s next which will also interest what the director has in this movie. Actor Karthi is playing the role of a prisoner serving a life sentence who has escaped from prison. The film is said to be shot in 62 nights while there is no female lead in the movie as Karthi's character doesn’t have any romantic interest in the film. The film looks like an intense film filled with action sequences as the first look and trailer show more action and blood. Lokesh Kanagaraj much known for his screenplay in Managaram might have an interesting screenplay in Kaithi as the film is said to be based on a story that spans around 48 hours. The film doesn’t have any songs but Sam C.S who has given beautiful background musics has scored Background for this movie too. Chitiram Pesuthadi fame Narain known for his intense acting is aiming a come back in Tamil with this movie. The film produced by Dream warrior pictures has cinematography by Sathyan Sooryan.

  • Robo Shankar moved to tears seeing his daughter in Bigil trailer

    Actor and comedian Robo Shankar was moved to tears when he saw his daughter Indraja in the trailer of Thalapathy Vijay’s Bigil. Indraja plays a footballer who is trained by Vijay, who plays a coach in the film. It is said that Indraja was brought aboard the film after they saw the videos of her on Tik Tok. Robo Shankar thanked the film’s director Atlee and the lead actor Vijay. Bigil will have an ensemble cast which includes Vijay, Nayanthara, Vivekh, Kathir,Jackie Shroff, IM Vijayan, Daniel Balaji, Indhuja, Reba Monica John and Varsha Bollamma to name a few. Music for the film is by AR Rahman, cinematography by GV Vishnu and editing by Ruben.

  • Oh My Kadavule teaser will take you on a fun ride

    The official teaser of Oh My Kadavule was released a while ago, and it packs a lot of fun and drama. Starring Ashok Selvan, Ritika Singh and Vani Bhojan in the lead, the 1:21 minute trailer will take you on a fun ride. The romantic-entertainer is filled with emotions, romance, comedy and everything to make it a must-watch film. Going by the teaser, Oh My Kadavule tells what happens when you marry your best friend in life? Ashok Selvan and Ritika Singh will be seen essaying the couple in the movie. Vani’s role will be a surprising factor in it. We also have a glimpse of Vijay Sethupathi, who has a guest appearance in this flick. The directorial debut of Ashwath Marimuthu, who earlier worked as an associate for director AR Murugadoss, Oh My Kadavule also stars Sha Ra and MS Baaskar in crucial roles. Oh My Kadavule sees Ashok Selvan is pairing up for the first time with Ritika.

  • Ramya Nambeesan joins the cast of Badri Venkatesh-Rio Raj film

    It was recently announced that Rio Raj will be playing the lead in Badri Venkatesh’s next. And now, it has been confirmed that Ramya Nambeesan will play the female lead opposite Rio. Badri, who last directed Semma Botha Aagathey, says, “This film has only a limited screen space for female characters. But this role is a powerful one and I wanted a performer. Ramya Nambeesan is an actress who has proved her mettle as a performer. She has acted in a plethora of roles and is someone who can pull off any type of character. Also, she understands and speaks the language. So, we decided to cast her in the film.”

  • Siruthai Siva to direct Rajinikanth in Thalaivar 168

    We recently reported that Rajinikanth has wrapped up shooting for AR Murugadoss’s Darbar. The crew shot in several locations in North India. The latest news is that Rajinikanth will be next seen in Siruthai Siva’s film. Superstar Rajinikanth’s next tentatively titled as Thalaivar168 will see the actor collaborate with director Siva and Sun Pictures. The production company shared the news on social media. They had posted, ‘After the blockbuster hits Enthiran and Petta, the mega hit combo of Superstar @rajinikanth and @sunpictures come together for the third time for Thalaivar 168, Superstar’s next movie, directed by @directorsiva #Thalaivar168BySunPictures (sic)’

  • ‘Vikram anna warned me not to ride my bike without wearing a helmet’

    I became a fan when... I remember watching Sethu in Devi theatre when it was re-released (after being taken off screens in the first few days) and have been a fan of Vikram since then. Later, I joined his fan club in 2003, around the time Saamy released. I think it was during Pithamagan’s premiere show that I met him for the first time. It was during the shoot of I that we took a selfie together. He doesn’t like his fans calling him ‘sir’, and considers us as one of his family members. Recently, I was traveling on a bike through the street in which he stays. He saw me and later warned me not to ride without a helmet. I had invited him to come for my marriage, but he couldn’t make it. But I was so happy that he named my daughter three-and-a-half years ago. My brother, who is also a huge fan of him, has been sporting the Kadaram Kondan look for some time. Vikram anna was impressed with this look and said he looks better in it.

  • Arvind Swami to play MGR in Thalaivi

    Even as pre-production work for director Vijay’s Thalaivi, a biopic of Jayalalithaa, is on in full swing, there was no official confirmation on the cast. While Kangana Ranaut was prepping to play former actress and CM Jayalalithaa, there was no word on who will be playing Makkal Thilagam MGR, who had a huge influence on her life. He not only co-starred with Jayalalithaa, but also mentored her in her political journey. And now, we have it from sources close to the film that Arvind Swami has been roped in to play the Puratchi Thalaivar.

  • Varalaxmi, Radikaa and Sarath Kumar to train with rams

    A couple of days ago, the teaser of Peranthal Parasakthi, a film that stars Sarath Kumar, Radikaa and Varalaxmi in the lead, got social media buzzing. What’s interesting is that the team is yet to go on floors with the film, and the teaser was kind of a look test to gauge the feel of the movie. The excitement is evident in Varalaxmi’s voice when she tells us, “We only shot this short trailer to get the feel of the film and understand how we will look in the movie. This might not even be the final look. I play a photographer in the film, which is based on real-life incidents involving ram fighting, a popular rural sport.”

  • Arun Vijay injured on the sets on AV30

    Arun Vijay has got injured on the sets of his upcoming film, tentatively titled AV30. He shared the news on his micro-blogging page and said that he had sustained injury on the sets while canning an important action scene and that he is now back in action. He posted, “I have never felt pain when I'm hurt at work, for this is the journey I love and chose to rise and stay in.. every scar tells a story. Shooting for #AV30 ????.. back with my dearest @silvastunt ???? #FightNights.” (sic) Arun Vijay will be seen as a cop in the film, which is directed by GNR Kumaravelan. The actor has in his kitty Karthick Naren’s action thriller, Mafia with Priya Bhavani Shankar and Prasanna, Naveen’s (Moodar Koodam director) Agni Siragugal and Boxer with Ritika Singh. He was last seen in the action venture, Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s Sahoo, which released in many languages.

  • Boney Kapoor bags the Hindi remake rights of Comali

    Jayam Ravi’s latest release Comali has become a super hit with great reviews from the audience. The film is still running to full houses six weeks after its release. The latest news is that Boney Kapoor has bought the Hindi remake rights of Comali. The news was confirmed by the film’s director recently. Pradeep Ranganathan took to his social media handle to post the news. Arjun Kapoor, Boney Kapoor ‘s son will be playing the lead in the film. Pradeep shared, ‘Yes #Comali is going to be remade in Hindi . It has been bought by @BoneyKapoor sir and @arjunk26 will be the lead ???????? Best wishes sir ???????? Waiting ???? And Housefull in 6th weekend too #Comali ????? (sic). Replying to this Jayam Ravi posted, ‘Congratulations @BoneyKapoor sir & @arjunk26 bro & wishing u the very best ???????????????? I’m sure #comali is gonna continue rocking! God bless ???? (sic)’

  • Kollywood stars say no to banner culture

    Life-sized cut-outs are anything but new to Tamil cinema, which often goes hand-in-hand with ubiquitous banners of Kollywood’s dearest. But the winds of change may be finally blowing in. Following the death of 23-year-old techie Subhasri, Kollywood stars have decided to say no to banner culture. Subhasri was riding her two-wheeler on the Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam Radial Road in the city last week, when a banner (erected by an AIADMK functionary for his son’s wedding) fell on her, causing her to lose balance. Seconds later, the techie was run over by a water tanker, which crushed her to death. The incident sparked immense anger among the residents of Tamil Nadu, with its effect spilling onto Kollywood as well.“It is our responsibility to make sure that we do not let these incidents happen again,” veteran actor Kamal Haasan declared in a monologue in the latest Bigg Boss Tamil episode.

  • Amitash in Atharvaa’s remake of Ninnu Kori

    Director Kannan has kick started the second schedule of his film, a remake of the Telugu hit Ninnu Kori, with Atharvaa in Chennai. And Velaiilla Pattadhari baddie Amitash Pradhan has joined the team as one of the leads in the film. Anupama Parameswaran plays the female lead. Kannan says, “Amitash will be playing Aadhi’s role from the Telugu film. He comes from a theatre background and is a good performer. He also fit the character well — an IT guy working abroad, someone who’s genial. We will be shooting till next week in Chennai, and go for a break. We will then head abroad to film a few important sequences, and with that, it will be a wrap.”

  • Is Karthi a lucky charm for directors?

    One of the actors to have delivered strong performances in his films, Karthi is awaiting the release of Kaithi, which is being directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. While he has wrapped up Jeethu Joseph’s film with Jyotika in the lead, the actor also has another film, tentatively titled Sultan, with Bakkiyaraj Kannan, co-starring Rashmika Mandanna. Even as the actor’s busy with his commitments, an industry insider points out an interesting aspect that relates to his directors – relative newcomers who work with Karthi end up committing projects with top league actors soon. The source says, “It started with Susienthiran – for his second film, he worked with Karthi in Naan Mahaan Alla and soon after, he signed Rajapattai with Vikram, which released the next year. Siva made his directorial debut in Kollywood with Siruthai went on to do four films with Ajith next. Pa Ranjith’s second film was Karthi’s Madras, and his next two projects were with Rajinikanth – Kabali and Kaala. After Sathuranga Vettai, Vinoth did Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru with Karthi, and his next two films are with Ajith – Nerkonda Paarvai, and another film that will start soon. And now, Lokesh Kanakaraj, who’s directing Karthi in Kaithi, which happens to be his second film, has signed Vijay for his third film! We wonder who Bakkyaraj, who debuted with Remo, is going to work with!”

  • Kutty Radhika’s back in Kollywood with a period horror film

    After a hiatus of over a decade, Kutty Radhika is back in Kollywood. The actress, who’s best remembered for her performance in Eiyarkai here, is playing the lead in Damayanthi, a horror thriller, which is being made in five languages. Directed by Navarasan, the film has Radhika playing the titular role. “It is a horror thriller, which will be on the lines of Arundhati and Bhaagamathie. I first narrated the script to Anushka Shetty. She really liked the story, but was busy with other commitments. My next choice was Radhika. However, she, too, was busy with a couple of Kannada films. I’d asked her if she could hear the narration. Eventually, she heard the script and loved it. She altered her dates and made time for this project,” says Navarasan.

  • Vijay fit to be in politics: Seeman

    Actor and politician Seeman recently stated at a media interaction that Thalapathy Vijay is cut out for politics. He added that when people with no qualifications become politicians, who can’t Vijay who is a big star. Seeman also said that he had asked Vijay to enter politics and that he would support him whenever that happens. He said that after Rajinikanth, its Vijay in Tamil cinema. In the meantime, Vijay is busy with his upcoming film, Bigil, which is directed by Atlee. The film has an ensemble cast which includes Nayanthara, Kathir, Jackie Shroff, Daniel Balaji, Anandraj, Devadarshini, Indhuja Ravichandran, Reba Monica John and Yogi Babu to name a few. Music for the film is by AR Rahman, cinematography by GK Vishnu and editing by Ruben. Bigil is gearing up to hit screens for Deepavali. Vijay will do a film with Lokesh Kanagaraj after that.

  • Sandakari set washed away in Kerala rain

    The team of Sandakari has just wrapped up shoot of the film, but director Madhesh says it was not without their share of adventure. The cast and crew, including Vemal and Shriya Saran, was filming in Kochi till a day before heavy rainfalls hit the area and the set they had erected for the shoot got flooded. “It was a bad situation in Kerala, but I think we got lucky,” the filmmaker begins, “We were shooting for a major portion in an island-kind of place about 20km away from Kochi. We had erected a set of a house on the banks of a water body; it took us over a month to do the set work. We shot for about 15 days from July end, and had planned to return for patch work if need arises. But hardly a day after we packed up that schedule, heavy rains hit Kerala and a flood-like situation emerged. We were on our way to Pollachi via Palakkad. When I reached out to the coordinators in Kochi, they told us that water had entered the set and it almost got washed away in the flood. It was nothing short of a miracle that we managed to leave the place as planned.”

  • Kaithi to hit screens on September 27th?

    The buzz in the industry is that Karthi’s upcoming film Kaithi is likely to hit screens on September 27th. The shoot for the film, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj is over. Majority of the portions were canned in Chennai and Tirunelveli. Karthi plays a prisoner in the film and just like Maanagaram, this is also expected to be a serious film. A poster of Kaithi was released which has Karthi screaming in pain and anger. Now the release of the film has got delayed allegedly due to CG works. The final footage is ready and the composition for the background score is on in full swing. The star cast includes Karthi,Narain, George Mayan, Ramana, Thalaivasal Vijay, Ponvannan and Yogi Babu. Cinematography for the film is by Sathyan Sooryan and editing is by Philomin Raj. Music for the film is by Sam CS.

  • Vada Chennai actor joins Yash's 'KGF Chapter 2'!

    The shooting for KGF: Chapter 2', the sequel to the blockbuster hit KGF: Chapter 1 began in March this year and has been progressing at a brisk pace. The movie directed by Prashanth Neel stars Yash and Srinidhy Shetty and recently it was revealed that Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt will be playing the main villain Adheera in the second part. The latest addition to the cast of the film is actor Saran Sakthi, known for playing Aishwarya Rajesh's brother in 'Vada Chennai'. Saran Sakthi also starring in movies like Kadal, Rummy and Saga was well appreciated for his role in Vetrimaaran directer 'Vada Chennai' that Dhanush playing the lead role. Saran Sakthi took to his social networking page to share the news about him being a part of 'KGF Chapter 2' and posted, "Salaaam to all the rocky bhai fans out there.so so happy to be working in #kgfchapter2 with this super amazing team and especially the super cool friendly director @prashanth_neel sir. Thank you so much for having me". (sic)

  • ‘Maanaadu not dropped; STR will be replaced with another actor for the role’

    In June 2018, producer Suresh Kamatchi had announced that he would be making a film with STR, which would be directed by Venkat Prabhu. A few days later, the team released a poster, in July 2018, revealing the title of the film as Maanaadu. At that time, the film, a political action drama, was supposed to release for Summer 2019. But the film failed to take off in the following months leading to speculation that it could get dropped. The team, however, sought to play down such rumours, by announcing in December 2018 that the film would start rolling from February 3, 2019. However, that did not happen. Later, it was told that STR was undergoing training in martial arts as prep work for the film. The team also announced in March 2019 that Kalyani Priyadarshan would be playing the female lead, and in June 2019, they said that Yuvan Shankar Raja would be composing the music.

  • Kabir Singh plays a dreaded terrorist in Sundar C’s movie

    Kabir Duhan Singh, who was seen in Kanchana 3 earlier this year, is excited about landing an interesting role in Sundar C’s film. The actor will be seen essaying the role of a most-wanted terrorist in the yet-to-be-titled project, which has Vishal playing the lead. Kabir, who joined the crew in Jaipur to shoot for his last schedule for the movie, says, “The film has a good story and I have a meaty role to play. I’m happy to have associated with Sundar C and Vishal, two big names in Kollywood. I have a good rapport with Vishal and Sundar C is an easy-going filmmaker. Hence, it’s a stress-free experience. I play a hardcore criminal who hails from another country and the world is after him. To prep for the role, I watched a few films and interviews of some terrorists to observe their body language. We shot in places like Mandawa and Kishan Ghat in Rajasthan apart from Azerbaijan and Turkey.”

  • Vikram to sport multiple looks in his next

    We had reported that Vikram’s next will be directed by Imaikaa Nodigal fame Ajay Gnanamuthu. Priya Bhavani Shankar will be paired opposite the actor and AR Rahman will compose for the project. A source says that the actor will be seen in 25 appearances in the movie. Kamal Haasan-starrer Dasavatharam and Sivaji Ganesan-starrer Navarathiri were the Tamil films which had its protagonist essaying ten and nine roles respectively. It is also heard that a US-based company will be in charge of the actor’s appearances. Vikram had earlier sported multiple appearances in films like Anniyan, Kandasamy, Irumugan, etc. Interestingly, the first look poster of the project which was released a while ago, has several appearances of his, arranged like a collage in a black and white background. Many ardent fans of the actor and other film buffs tried decoding the content of the film and his characters since the release of the first look on social media. Among Indian actors, it is Priyanka Chopra who holds the record for essaying most number of roles in a film, What is Your Rashee, which released a decade ago.

  • Petitioner Sudhir Kumar Ojha has also named actress Kangana Ranaut and directors Madhur Bhandarkar and Vivek Agnihotri, who were among 61 high-profile personalities to counter the letter, as "witnesses". Ojha alleged that the 49 signatories to the le

    It is now official that Dhanush’s film with Durai Senthilkumar is titled Pattas. In the movie, Dhanush will be seen in a dual role that of a father and son, with Sneha and Mehreen Pirzada paired opposite to the two characters. Durai Senthilkumar says, “This film will revolve around a martial art form that was present even before Kalari... something that the Cholargal practised. It will be a commercial as well as an emotional film. Dhanush took some training for the role before we started the project. He spent around 15-20 days on training, and Sneha too attended it. Currently, the shoot is progressing in Chennai. We have around 35 days of shooting left.” The director adds that though everyone sort of guessed the title, it is actually Pattas. “It is the name of younger Dhanush in the film. The first look and his name reveal the kind of person he is. It reflects the attitude of today’s youth,” he says.

  • Kazhugu 2 to hit the screens on August 1

    Krishna, Bindu Madhavi-starrer Kazhugu 2 is all set to release on August 1. The first part was released in 2012, a thriller love story that also saw Karunas and Thambi Ramiah in pivotal roles. Both the versions are directed by Sathya Siva and has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Though this is a sequel, this film will not be a continuation from part one. The second part will have a different story. Going by the teaser, the film revolves around two hunters played by Venkat and Krishna who come to the forest to eradicate the problem of (Sennaai) wild dogs. After the film was awarded a ‘U’ certificate, the makers launched two singles 'Sakalakala Valli' a peppy folk dance number and 'Adi Yendi Pulla'. Kazhugu 2 will feature Yaashika Aanand in a special number ( Sakalakala Valli); Kaali Venkat and Manohar will be seen in pivotal roles.

  • Priya Bhavani Shankar pairs up with Vikram in Ajay’s film

    Priya Bhavani Shankar, who will be playing a major role in Shankar’s Indian 2, has bagged another biggie — Vikram’s film with director Ajay Gnanamuthu of Imaikkaa Nodigal fame, which will have music by AR Rahman. A source tells us, “Yes, Priya has signed on the dotted line. She will be playing Vikram’s pair in the film.” The actress, who will start shooting with Kamal Haasan for Indian 2 in August, is expected to join this film’s shoot by late September or early October. Referred to as #Vikram58, the film, an action thriller, will be made in three languages — Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

  • Aishwarya Lekshmi joins the cast of Dhanush and Karthik Subbaraj’s film

    Dhanush is one of the busiest actors in Tamil cinema with his pockets full with upcoming projects like, 'Asuran' with director Vetrimaaran and an untitled film being directed by Durai Senthilkumar of 'Kodi' fame. Now, he is reportedly teaming up with Karthik Subbaraj. According to reports, Aishwarya Lekshmi is the latest one to join the star cast of the film. The actress, who will be marking her Tamil debut with this film, will reportedly be playing the lead. Sashikanth will be producing this venture under the banner Y NOT Studios and the film is set to go on floors in August 2019 at London. Reportedly, Thirunavukarasu 'Petta' fame will be handling the cinematography. More details about the cast and crew are yet to be unveiled and an official announcement regarding the same is also expected in a few days. Dhanush is currently busy filming Vetrimaaran's ‘Asuran’, produced by Thanu under the banner of V Creations. The film marks his fourth collaboration with director Vetrimaaran. He also has Selva- Dhanush flick and Dhanush- Durai Senthilkumar film in pipeline.

  • When Vijay Chandar met Aamir Khan in Karaikudi

    On July 12, Vijay Chandar shared a picture of himself with Bollywood star Aamir Khan on Twitter and had written, "Some time unexpected dreams come true love u Amir Sir (sic)." This sent netizens on a tizzy, with many even asking the filmmaker if he's part of Sanga Tamizhan, a film that he's directing with Vijay Sethupathi in the lead. Curious, we tapped Vijay, who was in the thick of a schedule in Karaikudi, and he told us, "I'm a big fan of Aamir sir, and when I learnt that he'd come to Karaikudi for some work, I used that opportunity to reach out to him. It was a memorable moment for me, meeting him and talking to him, even if it was just for a few minutes.” Meanwhile, Vijay, who last directed Sketch, is busy with the last few schedule of Sanga Tamizhan. The film has Vijay Sethupathi playing a double role for the first time ever in his career. The director had earlier told us, “I’ve met Vijay Sethupathi a few times and when I narrated the one-liner to him, he was kicked. He has done a variety of role, and he told me that he wanted to do a mass film. Avar oru mass mood la iruntharu. Even I like doing mass commercial films, and we thought this script could work for both of us.”

  • Director Vijay to begin shooting for 'Thalaivi' in October

    Actress Kangana Ranaut, who was last seen on screen in 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi', will be playing late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the upcoming multilingual biopic 'Thalaivi'. Director AL Vijay is all set to get married with doctor Aishwarya this month. Following his marriage, the director is all set to start his next big movie Thalaivi. The film, announced on the occasion of 71st birthday anniversary of Jayalalithaa in February, will be directed by Vijay. To be produced by Vishnu Induri, the shooting of 'Thalaivi' is all set to begin in October first week. Reports are that the team will start with the shooting of sequences featuring young Jayalalitha, and will be shot in Mysore. The film has music by GV Prakash Kumar while Nirav Shah will crank the camera. 'Bahubali' and 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' writer has been brought on board to supervise the writing process. Interestingly, another Jayalalithaa biopic titled 'The Iron Lady' is currently in the offing. This project is gearing up for a 2020 release. Nithya Menen plays Jayalalithaa in "The Iron Lady", being directed by A. Priyadarshini. The film will be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

  • Digangana Suryavanshi replaces Rhea Chakraborty in Dhanusu Raasi Neyargalae

    In April, we’d reported that Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty would be making her Kollywood debut with Sanjay Bharathi’s Dhanusu Raasi Neyargalae, which stars Harish Kalyan in the lead. Now, we’ve learnt that the actress will not be a part of the project owing to date clashes, and has been replaced by yet another Bollywood actress, Digangana Suryavanshi. Interestingly, this film will mark her debut in the Tamil industry. Sanjay confirms, “We started shooting with Harish and the rest of the cast a few months ago, and both Rhea and Reba Monica John were supposed to join the team sometime in June. But we weren’t able to work out continuous dates with Rhea because she was also busy with her Bollywood films. Harish, too, had other commitments. So, we spoke to Rhea and her team and mutually decided to part ways.”

  • Brothers Dhanush, Selva to make a film together, again

    Dhanush and Selvaraghavan are coming together again after a gap of eight years for a film that will be bankrolled by producer S Thanu. The film will be the last of the three films that Dhanush will be making for Thanu, with whom he had entered into a three-film deal last year. He is currently shooting for Vetri Maaran’s Asuran and will begin the second film, directed by Mari Selvaraj, soon. Selvaraghavan’s film is likely to go on floors only by next year as Dhanush has already committed to a few more projects, with Karthik Subbaraj, Ramkumar (of Ratsasan fame) and Durai Senthilkumar’s untitled film, which he is simultaneously shooting for alongside Asuran. While there is speculation that this film might be a sequel to their cult Pudhupettai, we hear that this is going to be based on a fresh script that Selvaraghavan is currently working on.

  • Saaho team heads to Austria to shoot a song

    Prabhas' upcoming film Saaho is one of the most-anticipated films of the year. The action entertainer is in the last leg of the shoot with the crew heading to Tyrol, Austria to shoot a song. A song shoot, with the Rebel Star and Shraddha Kapoor, has also been panned by the team. Vaibhavi Merchant, one of the iconic Bollywood choreographers, has choreographed the peppy number. For this, the team will be camping at a foreign location for the next few days. The makers took to their official Twitter handle and shared the update regarding the song shoot. "Saaho is in the process of filming a song by Vaibhavi Merchant across the most picturesque and idyllic locations in Tirol. We chose Cable Cars' in the region who provided an amazing experience with their safe, accessible and secure location. The film with the lead actor's #Prabhas & @ShraddhaKapoor will be released on August 15. Thank you to the team of #gaislachkogelbahn #topoftyrol #myinnsbruck #cineTirol for their tremendous support & experience. #FISA #locationaustria,’’ they updated.

  • Baahubali makers give OK for Sindhubaadh release

    The Vijay Sethupathi-starrer Sindhubaadh, which was slated to hit last Friday, had to postpone its release at the last moment due to a legal dispute involving its producer SN Rajarajan and Arka Mediaworks, the production house behind the Baahubali movies. Arka Mediaworks had obtained a stay on the release of the film in the Hyderabad High Court over money that Rajarajan of K Productions owed to them for distributing Baahubali: The Conclusion in Tamil Nadu. Now, after mediation, the production house has decided to give an okay to the release of the film as a goodwill gesture. In a statement, Shobu Yarlagadda of Arka Mediaworks, says, "We, M/s Arka Mediaworks Entertainment LLP state that upon discussions held with various parties and upon the interests of various third-parties being gravely affected and out of the goodwill

  • Vijay Sethupathi's co-star joins Rajinikanth's 'Darbar'

    The cast of Rajinikanth’s ‘Darbar’ seems to be growing bigger day by day. Bollywood actor Bollywood actor has joined the cast of the film has joined the cast of the film recently. Now, the latest is that transgender actress Jeeva who had worked with Vijay Sethupathi in Dharma Durai has joined the cast of Darbar. The film has Nayanthara playing lead and also stars Prateik Babbar, Yogi Babu, Anandaraj, Harish Uttaman, and Bose Venkat in important roles. The shooting of the film is on in full swing. Darbar is a cop drama set in Mumbai. Interestingly, this is the first time that Murugadoss is directing Rajinikanth. The film bankrolled by Lyca Production has Rajinikanth playing a cop. Music for the film is Anirudh Ravochander, cinematography by Santosh Sivan and editing by Sreekar Prasad. The Mumbai-set film is scheduled for release on January 9, 2020.

  • 'Oh Baby' trailer: Samantha and Nandini Reddy's film trailer delves deeper into the story

    The much-awaited trailer of Nandini Reddy’s Samantha, Lakshmi and Naga Shaurya starrer ‘Oh Baby’ released today. The 2-minute-12-seconds long video delves deeper into the story, revealing that Adivi Sesh plays the role of Baby’s now-departed husband. The trailer also sees her friend, played by Rajendra Prasad, narrating the story of how a 70-year-old, played by Lakshmi is turned into a 24-year-old, played by Samantha. However, her son, played by Rao Ramesh and his family refuse to believe, asking Rajendra Prasad to consult a psychiatrist. Jagapathi Babu on the other hand plays the photographer who helps Baby regain her youth. The trailer also hilariously shows how Baby doesn’t immediately realise she’s young and beats up a man for making a pass at her. Naga Shaurya, who seems to play an important part of Baby’s new life, also wonders why she keeps behaving and talking like someone much older than her age. There’s also a hilarious sequence where she reveals her idea of a perfect husband. Another hilarious track reveals how Rajendra Prasad too tries hard to look young like his friend Baby.

  • Dhruv Vikram’s Adithya Varma teaser is promising

    Adithya Varma one of the most anticipated films of the year stars Dhruv Vikram in the lead. The official remake of the Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy has gone through a roller coaster ride. Initially, the film was directed by veteran director Bala, but the makers were not happy with the project, hence the entire cast excluding the Dhruv was changed. Then Gireesaaya, the assistant director of Arjun Reddy was roped in to reshoot the film with a new cast. The latest news is that the teaser of the film is out. The teaser has lived up to the expectations of the fans and it packs a punch. Dhruv has aced the role of an angry young man, who is madly in love with a girl, played by Vijay Deverakonda in the original. The female lead Banita Sandhu who plays the role of Shalini Pandey has made her role look as subtle and impactful as the later did in the original. The shots in the teaser are good and very relatable to the original version.

  • Victory Venkatesh set to reunite with Tabu for the Telugu remake of ‘De De Pyaar De’?

    On the occasion of Suresh Productions’ 55th anniversary, its Managing Director and popular producer Suresh Babu interacted with the media and announced that his star brother Venkatesh will be teaming up with young directors Tarun Bhaskar and Trinadha Rao Nakkina for his upcoming projects. Besides these commitments, the Daggubati scion also confirmed that the Victory hero will step into the shoes of Ajay Devgn for the Telugu remake of Bollywood film ‘De De Pyaar De’. Directed by Akiv Ali, the superhit romantic-comedy starring the gorgeous Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh showcased Ajay Devgn as a 50-year-old man who falls in love with a woman young enough to be his daughter. While Suresh Babu has already acquired the remake rights of ‘De De Pyaar De’, it remains to see who’ll play the leading ladies opposite the veteran hero.

  • Learning swimming and driving are Tamannaah's priorities now

    Actresses often encounter the question of their marriage, especially from their fans, and Tamanaah is no different. Fans have been asking her about her marriage for long and now the actress has made it clear that she wants to be steady in her career and till then, she doesn't even want to think of marriage. Tamanaah has said that she has a lot of things in her pending list to do before tying the knot. The pretty actress wants to learn swimming and driving before her marriage. Tamannaah has her hands full and her last release was Devi 2. She will be a part of Sundar C's next in Tamil. She is currently working on Khamoshi in Bollywood. That Is Mahalakshmi (the Telugu remake of the Hindi hit, Queen) and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy in Telugu.

  • Interesting update on Vijay's 'Thalapathy 63' songs

    While the shooting for Vijay's film with Atlee has been going on at a brisk pace, the latest is that the two songs of Thalapathy 63 are ready. Music composer AR Rahman has himself given this interesting update on the film's progress. The ace composer shared a photo of director Atlee at his studio, with the caption "Look who is here. I am the first to see ... edit of two songs". The film also stars Nayanthara, Kathir, Vivek, Yogi Babu, Daniel Balaji and Anandaraj in pivotal characters. AR Rahman has been roped in to do the music for the film. 'Thalapathy 63' directed by Atlee is his third collaboration with Vijay after Theri and Mersal. The movie will be released on the occasion of Diwali this year. Meanwhile, the fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the title and first look of 'Thalapathy 63' on Vijay’s birthday on June 22. Recent reports are that Vijay will be playing a dual role in the movie and he is apparently playing the characters of a father and his son. It is already known that Vijay will be playing a football coach in the film. The portions involving the father character of Vijay are reportedly being shot in Chennai currently.

  • Raghava Lawrence returns to direct Laxmmi Bomb

    The last two weeks have been eventful for Raghava Lawrence. After the makers of his debut Bollywood directorial Laxmmi Bomb — a remake of his Kanchana — released the first look poster without his knowledge, the actor-director-choreographer announced on social media that he was ‘stepping out of the project as more than money and fame, self-respect is the most important attribute to a person’s character’. Soon enough, fans of Lawrence and Akshay Kumar, who is playing the lead in the film, came out in support of him, insisting that he direct the film. Last Saturday, Lawrence had announced that the producers of the film would be flying down to Chennai for a discussion. And now, seems like all’s well because Lawrence has announced that he’s back on board the film! In a message to his fans, Lawrence wrote, “As you wished I would like to let you know that I am back on board as a director of Laxmmi Bomb.. A big thank you to AKSHAY KUMAR sir for understanding my feelings and sorting all issues, another Thank you to my producer SHABINAA KHAN for the same. Thanks to both for giving me respect. I am really happy to be part of the film again with AKSHAY sir (sic).”

  • Happy Birthday Allu Sirish: Must-watch movies of the talented actor

    There is no denying that Tollywood actor Allu Sirish is a talented actor and he proved the same. Sirish has a career of 6 years in the film industry in which he did 6 films. All his films have not just entertained us but worth watching as well. Right from his debut with Gouravam to the latest ABCD, Allu Sirish has managed to turn heads for a multitude of fascinating reasons with each of his movies. The actor, who turned 32 on May 30 has emerged as one of the talented actors in Tollywood today. On the occasion his special day, we take a look at his films that are much-watch. The romantic entertainer was loved by the audience mostly because of its comic content. It was directed by young and talented director Maruthi Dasari, who previously helmed Ee Rojullo, Bus Stop and Prema Katha Chitram. In the film, Allu Sirish’s performance was applauded by the audience. He also mesmerised the audience in the remake of ‘Atu Amalapuram’ song. Even though the movie received mixed reviews from the critics, it has managed to draw the audience to the theatres and went on to become a commercial hit.

  • Dhanush gets emotional about Pudhupettai

    Actor Dhanush got all emotional while reminiscing about his gangster flick, Pudhupettai, which hit screens 13 years ago. The film, which released in 2006, was written and directed by Dhanush’s elder brother, director Selvaraghavan and was set in the slums of Pudhupettai in Chennai. Though the film received mixed reviews at the Box Office, today, Pudhupettai is considered as one of the best films made in Tamil cinema. An emotional Dhanush shared his excitement on his micro-blogging page. He posted, “13 years of pudhupettai .. a true cult classic from the master film maker @selvaraghavan .. will always feel proud to have been a part of this epic. Thank you all for celebrating this film and kokki kumar even after 13 years. Overwhelmed.” In the meantime, Dhanush is busy working on Asuran along with Manju Warrier. The film is directed by Vetri Maaran.

  • Suriya's 'NGK' censored with clean 'U'

    The most awaited Suriya's 'NGK – Nandha Gopala Kumaran' directed by acclaimed director Selvaraghavan is all set to hit the screens on May 31. Touted to be an action political thriller, the film stars Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi as the female lead along with Jagapathi Babu, Ilavarasu, Bala Singh, Ponvannan, Thalaivasal Vijay, Vela Ramamoorthy, and Ramkumar Ganesan will be seen in essential roles. The latest is that the film has been cleared by the Censor Board with a clean 'U' certificate. The teaser and the trailer of the film have already raised the expectations for the film. Produced by Dream Warrior Pictures, ‘NGK’ has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, who is working with Suriya after sometime now. Suriya plays a graduate, who aspires to make it big in politics in the film.

  • Konkona’s short film in South Asian Film Festival

    Konkona Sensharma starrer short film ‘A Monsoon Date’ which sees the versatile actress playing a transsexual woman will be screened at the DFW South Asian Film Festival 2019 in North America. Directed by Tanuja Chandra and written by Gazal Dhaliwal, the short film narrates a touching story of a woman who is about to reveal her deepest secret to her lover. ‘A Monsoon Date’ starts with an eventful, rainy evening when a young woman is on her way to meet her first date. On the road, she comes across some bittersweet moments involving a series of strangers and a storm brews inside her. Today, she has finally decided to reveal a heart-breaking truth about her past to the young man.

  • Superstar Rajinikanth's 'Darbar' wraps up its first schedule in Mumbai

    South Superstar Rajinikanth was last seen in Karthik Subbaraj’s ‘Petta’ along with a big star cast. Thalaivar will be next seen in AR Muragadoss's 'Darbar'. Touted to be an action entertainer, it has now been confirmed that the first schedule of 'Darbar' has been wrapped up at Mumbai with the second schedule planned to flag off towards the end of this month. The fans of the actor were overjoyed when the makers, Lyca Production announced the film will be released for Pongal of 2020 making this movie the 11th Pongal release for Rajnikanth after this year's 'Petta'. Like 'Petta', 'Darbar' also features a stellar cast ensemble Nayanthara in the female lead along with, Yogi Babu, Dalip Tahil, Jatin Sarna, Prateik Babbar and others in important supporting roles.

  • Dalip Tahil is a part of Rajinikanth's 'Darbar'

    It had been earlier reported that AR Murugadoss started filming for his Rajinikath-starrer copdrama 'Darbar', in which Prateik Babbar plays the antagonist’s son, in mid-April. Now, we have learnt that the film also features Dalip Tahil as a senior officer to the South superstar’s cop. “My character supports Rajini bhai’s drive to clean the city of goons. I started filming with him at a hotel in Goregaon,” informed Dalip, who has worked with Rajinikanth in the 1995 actioncrime film 'Aatank Hi Aatank'. They had done another film together which didn’t release. “I was so happy to meet him after 24 years. I didn’t recognise him when he arrived on the first day as Rajini bhai is looking like a 25-year-old boy. He has maintained himself well. When I told him that, he had a good laugh,” the actor said, adding that his portions will wrap up with the Mumbai schedule. The Hindi-Tamil-Telugu trilingual also features Nayanthara.

  • Mahesh Babu and team celebrate the success of ‘Maharshi’

    Mahesh Babu has proved his mettle in several movies now, from Murari, Okkadu, Athadu, Pokiri, Dookudu, to Bharat Ane Nenu. And his latest release Maharshi adds yet another feather to his cap as it has been received well by the critics as well as the audience. According to the reports, the film has reportedly crossed the Rs 60 crore mark on its first day and that surely called for a big celebration. Last night, Mahesh Babu, Pooja Hegde, Aswani Dutt, Devi Sri Prasad, Dil Raju, Anil Ravipudi, Prasad V Potluri, Vamshi Paidipally, Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna and several other celebs turned up for the success bash of the film. The film’s cast and crew were seen celebrating till the wee hours of the night and turned up for the bash looking spot on in their casual yet casual outfits. As the film is swiftly moving towards entering the Rs 100 crore club, we may see the team throwing another bash soon.

  • Rumours refuted about 'Vikram Vedha' remake with Venkatesh

    Venkatesh is currently shooting for ‘Venky Mama’ with Naga Chaitanya, Raashi Khanna and Payal Rajput, under the direction of KS Ravindra with Thaman S’ music. Recently, rumours were abuzz that the actor will be hosting the third season of ‘Bigg Boss’, apart from acting in the ‘Vikram Vedha’ remake with Nara Rohith. While rumours have been afloat since long about the film being remade in Telugu, the cast of the same keeps changing and looks like now it’s Venkatesh and Nara Rohith’s turn. Nara Rohith has neither confirmed nor denied the same, but the social media page of Suresh Productions has denied news of Venkatesh starring in the film. They wrote, “There is no truth in reports doing rounds in media that #VenkateshDaggubati garu is doing ‘Vikram Vedha’ Telugu remake. He is currently busy filming for #VenkyMama. The next films will be announced shortly.”

  • Mahesh Babu clears the air about the alleged rift with Sukumar

    During the recently concluded pre-release event of ‘Maharshi’, Mahesh Babu shared his experience while working for the sensible film and praised director Vamshi Paidipally to the core. While doing so, the 43-year-old actor mentioned that “These days, if there is a slight delay for even two months, directors who have good scripts are running away to other heroes. But I've to appreciate Vamshi for keeping his trust in me”. From the next day itself, several media outlets started to speculate that the Superstar of Tollywood took a veiled dig at Sukumar. Responding to all those on-going rumours, Mahesh Babu clarified that he was only praising Vamshi at that instance and requested media to not read between the lines.After the back-to-back blockbusters of ‘Nannaku Prematho’ and ‘Rangasthalam’, Sukumar was supposed to do a film with Mahesh after ‘Maharshi’. However, in a surprise move, the ace filmmaker went ahead and announced his next outing with Allu Arjun. The Ghattamaneni scion also went on to tweet that he is not collaborating with Sukumar due to creative differences and thus, the project got shelved.

  • 'Darbar': Rajinikanth and Nayanthara's film's shoot halted as college students pelt stones at the crew

    Rajinikanth is currently in Mumbai shooting for his next film 'Darbar' in which the superstar will be seen donning the cop avatar. A few days earlier the film was making headlines as pictures from the sets had leaked online. As per reports making rounds on the internet, the film which also features Nayanthara in the female lead has been halted as a few college students pelted stones at the crew in Mumbai. According to a report, the crew of the film were taking all possible measures to avoid any more pictures from the sets to be leaked online and therefore tried to keep the students away from the shoot which in returned angered them and they ended up pelting stones at the crew. This incident was taken up to the college management by director AR Murugadoss and is currently reported to be looking for an alternate location to shoot the film. 'Darbar' has been making headlines since its inception as the south superstar Rajinikanth will be seen playing the role of a cop after almost 25 years.

  • Kaappaan villain has a fanboy moment with Rajinikanth

    Rajinikanth is busy shooting for AR Murugadoss’s ‘Darbar’ in Mumbai. The pictures from the shooting spot have been going viral on social media. The pictures of Rajinikanth, Nayanthara, who plays the female lead and comedian Yogi Babu playing cricket was shared widely online. The latest news is that Bollywood actor Chirag Jani had a fanboy moment with Superstar on the sets of ‘Darbar’. The actor who plays the villain in Suriya’s ‘Kaappaan’ which is produced by Lyca Productions had thanked the production house for providing this opportunity to meet Rajinikanth. He shared a picture with Rajinikanth on social media, captioning it, ‘The excitement of dreams coming true is beyond the description of words. It was dream come true moment to meeting the Thalaiva @rajinikanth sir ????????Thank you sir for your blessings ???????????? thank you @LycaProductions For making this happen on #Darbar set #kaappaan

  • Mega Support To Nikhil?

    Nikhil has no film background. But he managed to succeed on his own with his hard work and talent. Nikhil picks unique and out-of-the-box stories which make him stand out from the rest. While his next Arjun Suravaram is nearing its release, the actor has upped the promotions and is participating in various media interviews. The latest we hear is that the makers are planning for a grand pre-release function. Nonetheless, Megastar Chiranjeevi is expected to be the chief guest for Arjun Suravaram. While Chiru is busy with the shoot of Sye Raa, he may take time out of his hectic schedule and may attend the pre-release event of Arjun Suravaram. Given the bond Chiru has with Tagore Madhu, Megastar himself is likely to attend for the do. The makers of Arjun Suravaram are waiting for Chiru's confirmation. The investigative thriller starring Nikhil and Lavanya is all set for release on May 1st.

  • ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’: The Chiranjeevi starrer to be shot in the alluring forests of Kerala

    Megastar Chiranjeevi’s upcoming flick ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’ is being filmed in alluring forests of Kerala and its surroundings. The 10-day schedule will have some battle sequences and several crucial scenes to be shot. After this schedule, the team will head back to Hyderabad to shoot some important sequences with patchwork, which will be the last schedule in the entire shooting part. Then the post-production work would begin in May. Once the entire work is done, the makers will announce the release date of the film. According to the makers, 25 percent of the budget has been allocated for the battle sequences in the film. Obviously, the film will be the highlight of some insanely-detailed battle scenes.

  • Prabhas to get on board instagram

    Finally, after pondering over requests from his fans, heartthrob Prabhas is all set to open up an account on Instagram. After his incredible success with the ‘Baahubali’ franchise, for which he put five years of hard work, the actor is now filming another big-budget project — ‘Saaho’. Every update about the film has excited his pan-Indian fans and they have been requesting the actor to have a presence on social media so that they can get to know him up close and personal. The actor has an official Facebook page, and now, the news of the actor's decision to have a presence on Instagram has come as a sweet surprise to his fans.

  • Perumaan !!

    With a sub-title (The Rajinikanth) that's enough to kindle the interest of the audience, debutant director Rajesh Kannan has come out with 'Perumaan', a film with newcomers Arjun and Sruthi in lead roles.The smartness he has shown in conceiving the tagline is missing in the way he has narrated the film, for the script lacks the much needed pep to keep the audience engaged.

  • Brahmi to return as HERO

    Brahmanandam is the king of comedy. But he is out of form in the last few years and now Brahmi is looking to make a strong comeback. Not just as a comedian but as a hero. Writer Sreedhar Seepana would be directing Brahmi and the film is aptly titled 'Brahmi Is Back!'Brahmi will be seen as a powerful RAW agent in the movie yet it will be high on entertainment. The pre-production work of the film has begun and the shooting will kick off once things fall in place. Very soon more details of this film will be out. One hit film is enough for Brahmi to be back on success track and we hope he certainly returns and make us laugh like he used to do so.

  • Scared of Ghosts, Poorna is turning Ghost!

    Seematapakaya seductress Poorna is getting busy in a silent manner in Tollywood. Though she completed 5 years in Tollywood she couldn't attain stardom in the industry but she got recognition by starring in horror flicks Avunu and its sequel Avunu 2 under the direction of Ravi Babu.

  • Prakash Raj & Srinu Vaitla - Patch up on the cards?

    Mega Stars Chiranjeevi & Ram Charan are making all the efforts to bring Prakash Raj & Director Srinu Vaitla together.

  • Sonakshi Sinha elated with the success of Linga

    Sonakshi Sinha is elated that her tamil debut movie Linga is doing well at the box office.

  • Tamil Superstar Vijay to play a dwarf in upcoming movie?

    Giving a boost to his desire to play good roles, superstar Vijay is believed to have accepted the offer of playing a dwarf in his next movie.

  • Super Star Rajnikanth under Rs 130 Crore Pressure

    Looks like Super Star Rajnikanth is under a pressure of Rs 130 Crores to bail out the distributors who had to face hefty losses due to his last film Kochadaiyaan

  • Kamal Haasan's movie postponed again?

    Superstar Kamal Haasan, whose film was slated to be released on 2nd October and was later postponed to 7th November, might have to wait till 2015 to see his movie Uttama Villain get released.

  • Oh My God!! Telegu Actress Kajal Aggarwal lands in big trouble

    Kajal Aggarwal has landed in big trouble with a Tamil director claiming that she has not returned Rs 40 lakhs advance from him for doing a film but eventually she did not do it.

  • Kamal Haasan's Sigappu Rojakkal to be remade

    The 1978 Superhit Sigappu Rojakkal that featured Kamal Haasan and Sri Devi in lead roles is going to be remade.

  • Is Sudeep about to work with Superstar Rajinikanth

    Kannada Actor Sudeep is about to work with Superstar Rajinikanth in the film Lingaa.

  • Cricketer Sreesanth to act in a Telegu Film

    Speculations are rife that the Cricketer Sreesanth is all set to make his acting debut in a Telegu movie.

  • Kannada Actor Meghana Raj to play a twin in upcoming movie

    Meghana Raj plays the roles of Sneha and Preeti in her upcoming Kannada Movie. The theme of the film is very new and interesting.

  • Sunny Leone goes Kannada

    Bollywood Sensation and Porn Star Sunny Leone is all set to move to Kannada Movie industry after her grand debut in Tamil and Telegu film industry with an item song in a Kannada movie by Actor/Director Prem.

  • South India dominates regional language film industry: report

    Tamil cinema industry alone produces over 250 movies a year.

  • Maratha Mandir: Dust to glory

    For six decades, Maratha Mandir Cinema has stood its ground like an aging superstar. Read his story.

  • New York Indian Film Festival to feature regional cinema

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