Chennai, March 27 : Picturehouse Media, a leading media and entertainment house, has initiated legal proceedings against actress Shruti Haasan, who pulled out of its yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual project citing the issue of dates.
Chennai, Mar. 26 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader T.K.S. Elangovan on Thursday said former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee deserves the Bharat Ratna for his service to the nation.
Chennai, March 26 : Actor Vishal Krishna Reddy's upcoming Tamil actioner is titled after superstar Rajinikanth's 1983 blockbuster "Paayum Puli". This is the second time Vishal has named his movie after the superstar's film.
Chennai, March 26 : Actor Dhanush, who has played a variety of roles in his career so far, will be seen essaying the role of a pantry worker in filmmaker Prabhu Solomon's yet-untitled next Tamil project.
Chennai, March 25 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is busy promoting forthcoming Tamil release "Uttama Villain", has wrestled with so many controversies over the years that he feels they follow him and will continue for the remainder of his career.
Chennai, March 25 : Debutante director Sathiyamoorthy said shooting forthcoming Tamil thriller "CSK: Charles Shafique Karthika" -- which releases in cinemas on Friday -- inside a shopping mall here, was extremely challenging.
Chennai, March 25 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan says that his upcoming Tamil movie "Uttama Villain", in which he plays a superstar and an eighth century theatre artiste, is the story of an actor. He also clarified that it isn't a "satire on the film industry".
Chennai, March 24 : Lyricist Na. Muthukumar on Tuesday said he would like to dedicate the best lyricist National Award for the Tamil song "Azhage" to the team of "Saivam".
Chennai, March 24 : Actor Bobby Simhaa considers the best supporting actor National Award for his work in Tamil gangster drama "Jigarthanda" as an incentive to continue doing good work.
Chennai, March 24 : Delighted with the National Award for his work in Tamil gangster drama "Jigarthanda", editor Vivek Harshan dedicated the honour to his guru Anthony.
Chennai, March 24 : Filmmaker Manikandan said on Tuesday that he had anticipated National Awards for child artistes J. Vignesh and Ramesh from his Tamil directorial debut "Kaaka Muttai", which shared the Best Children's Film award with Marathi entertainer "Elizabeth Ekadashi".
Chennai, March 24 : Actor-filmmaker T. Rajendar on Monday sent a legal notice to the crew of upcoming Jayam Ravi-starrer Tamil romantic-comedy "Romeo Juliet" restraining them from using the song "Dandanakka' in their film.
Chennai, March 24 : Actress Manisha Yadav, who is an ardent fan of popular southern star Simran Bagga, says she's proud to be part of upcoming Tamil film "Trisha Illana Nayantara" featuring the yesteryear actress.
Chennai, March 24 : Actor-producer Udhayanidhi Stalin, who is currently shooting for Tamil film "Geththu" here, is likely to team up with director M. Rajesh for another project in the language later this year.
Chennai, March 23 : Debutante Wamiqa Gabbi has been chosen as the female lead in Geethanjali Selvaraghavan's Tamil directorial debut "Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam", which is currently on the floors and is nearing completion.
Chennai, March 23 : Producer Dil Raju says he had suggested the title "Ok Bangaram" for the Telugu version of filmmaker Mani Ratnam's upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Ok Kanmani", which will release in cinemas in April.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, March 22 : Call it a promotional stunt or a friendly gesture to cash in on an actor's popularity. Southern stars like Suriya, Dhanush, Ravi Teja and Vishal Krishna Reddy, despite their busy schedules, have taken out time to play cameos in a range of upcoming films.
By Nivedita, Mumbai, March 21 : An established name in the southern film world, Tamannaah Bhatia, who has had a tryst with Bollywood too, has now forayed into jewellery designing to take her father's legacy ahead.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Kallappadam"; Cast - J. Vadivel, K, Gaugin, Santhosh, Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli and Naren; Director - J. Vadivel; Rating - ***
Chennai, March 21 : With actor Nandamuri Balakrishna nearing the fag end of his illustrious career, he has now turned all his focus on launching his son Mokshagna, who is pursuing a management course in New York.
Chennai, March 21 : Actress Sadha, who was last seen in 2011 Tamil film "Puli Vesham", is making a comeback of sorts to the industry with upcoming Tamil comedy "Eli", starring comedian Vadivelu in the lead.
Chennai, March 21 : Southern composer Ghibran, who co-produced the short film "Swayer Corporations", is delighted that it has been selected in the short films category in the upcoming Cannes International Film Festival.
Chennai, March 21 : The "Lingaa" issue with the distributors, who claimed heavy losses, seems to have finally resolved amicably after the intervention of superstar Rajinikanth, who agreed to pay a lump sum amount.
Chennai, March 19 : Actor Arya and Anushka Shetty starrer Tamil-Telugu bilingual "Inji Iduppazhagi", which was launched here on Thursday, is said to be a rib-tickling comedy about obesity.
Chennai, March 19 : If it was a train that was an integral part of filmmaker R. Kannan's last Tamil outing "Oru Oorla Rendu Raja", it's rain again in his upcoming release "Poda Aandavane En Pakkam", which is set to go on floors soon.
Chennai, March 19 : Nearly a year after it was first announced, the yet-untitled Tamil remake of "Bangalore Days" will officially go on floors in the first week of April, featuring an ensemble cast of Arya, Rana Daggubati, Simhaa, Sri Divya, Parvathi Menon and Raai Laxmi.
Ernakulam (Kerala), March 18 : A district court here has dismissed a suit filed by filmmaker-scriptwriter Satheesh Paul, who claimed Kamal Haasan's "Papanasam" was a copyright violation of his novel "Oru Mazhakalathu".
Chennai, March 17 : Popular Tamil star Ajith Kumar underwent septoplasty and functional endoscopic sinus surgery on Tuesday at a private hospital here.
Chennai, March 17 : Filmmaker Mysskin, who is distributing forthcoming Tamil thriller "Kallappadam", was involved in the project right from the scripting stage, says the film's director J. Vadivel, who is proud to be his protege.
Chennai, March 17 : Debutante Shira Gaarg finds it no big deal if an actress starts her career in a mother's role. She says she didn't mind playing the mother of a five-year old in upcoming Tamil thriller "Baby".
Chennai, March 16 : Director J. Vadivel says forthcoming Tamil thriller "Kallappadam", a story about how first-timers try and make a film, is a tribute to native art form 'Koothu', which is almost forgotten.
Chennai, March 16 : The family of late legendary filmmaker K. Balachander has announced the formation of the K. Balachander Foundation trust in his memory with a series of activities already planned.
Chennai, March 16 : Actress Kajal Aggarwal, who has been teamed up with Vikram for the first time in a yet-untitled Tamil actioner, considers it an honour. She says she's excited to start working with him as she admires his work.
Chennai, March 15 : Filmmaker K.S. Ravi Kumar, who has confirmed that his next project will be with Kiccha Sudeep, says he is waiting for the actor to be relieved from all his projects to start his film.
Chennai, March 15 : Actress Lakshmy Devy has penned the screenplay of upcoming Tamil comedy "Masala Padam" at the behest of the film's director-cinematographer Lakshman Kumar, and producer Vijay.
Chennai, March 15 : Actor-filmmaker Samuthirakani, who has mostly played character roles, will be seen essaying a full-length role of a Madurai-based don in actor Vishal Krishna Reddy's yet untitled Tamil film.
Chennai, March 14 : Filmmaker A.R Murugadoss is likely to team up with superstar Rajinikanth for a yet untitled Tamil project, which will be produced by Aascar Ravichandran. The project is expected to go on the floors by the year end.
Chennai, March 12 : Actor Arya, who is considered one of the fittest actors in Tamil filmdom, has inspired co-actor and best friend Vishal Krishna Reddy to follow in his footsteps and join his cycling club Riders.
Chennai, March 12 : It was a dream come true for actors Manju Warrier and Vikram Prabhu when they shot with megastar Amitabh Bachchan for a commercial. Both of them felt honoured by the opportunity.
Chennai, March 12 : Actress Ishaara Nair, who was last seen in Tamil hit film "Sathuranga Vettai", says she no longer has any inhibitions of her screen image and would do what her character demands.
Chennai, March 11 : A sequel to filmmaker Suseenthiran's Tamil sleeper hit "Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu", a village drama revolving around the sport of kabbadi, will go on the floors next month.
Chennai, March 11 : Actor Charandeep, who rose to fame with his antagonist roles in Tamil films such as "Jilla" and "Sigaram Thodu", says he likes to be seen as a powerful villain.
Chennai, March 11 : Popular lyricist Vairamuthu describes Mani Ratnam's upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Oh Kadhal Kanmani" as a "beautiful love story". He believes the ace filmmaker, who has succeeded in this genre before, will do so again with his new film.
Chennai, March 10 : Filmmaker Venkat Prabhu, who is wrapping up Tamil thriller "Masss", won't direct the Hindi remake of his own film "Mankatha". The makers are searching for a suitable replacement to helm the project.
Chennai, March 10 : Composer-turned-filmmaker James Vasanthan says directing Tamil musical "Vaanavil Vaazhkai", slated for release on Friday, was exciting but not challenging, as music happens to be his first love.
Chennai, March 10 : Producer Senthil Veeraasamy describes Tamil film "Rajathandhiram", which releases in cinemas on Friday, as a quintessential heist thriller made keeping the local sensibilities intact to appeal to the audiences.
Chennai, March 10 : Actress Archana is upbeat about the release of her much-delayed Telugu supernatural thriller "Panchami", which is said to be the first film in the language featuring only one character.
Chennai, March 9 : The Tamil Film Producer's Council (TFPC) is likely to halt the releases of latest Tamil films for about three months to put movie pirates out of business.
Chennai, March 9 : Director Don Sandy says the last 40 minutes of his forthcoming Tamil directorial debut "Mahabalipuram", which is inspired by true events, will offer audiences a glimpse of some realistic events and leave them shocked.
Chennai, March 9 : The highly anticipated Tamil remake of last year's Malayalam hit "How Old Are You" has been titled "36 Vayadhinile". The film marks actress Jyothika in a comeback role after seven years.
Chennai, March 7 : A petition has been filed against superstar Rajinikanth and producer Rockline Venkatesh of "Lingaa" in Madras High Court for causing a loss of Rs.21 crore to the government exchequer.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Enakkul Oruvan"; Cast - Siddharth, Deepa Sannidhi, Srushti Dange, John Vijay, Naren and Ajay Rathinam; Director - Prasath Ramar; Rating - ***
Chennai, March 7 : Venkatesh Harinath says director Madhumita gave the actors of upcoming Tamil-Telugu romantic-comedy "Moone Moonu Vaarthai" a lot of space to be creative.
Chennai, March 7 : Actress Jai Quehaeni, who pulled off some daring stunts without using body double in forthcoming Tamil thriller "CSK: Charles Shafiq Karthika", says the experience gave her a lot of confidence.
Chennai, March 7 : The fate of the Tamil and Telugu remake of Malayalam blockbuster "Bangalore Days" is still unclear despite the association of popular names like Nithya Menen, Sri Divya, Rana Daggubati, Arya, Sharwanand, Simhaa and Varun Tej.
Chennai, March 6 : National award-winning film editor T.E Kishore, who was undergoing treatment for a brain stroke, breathed his last on Friday at a hospital here, said a family source.
Chennai, March 5 : If sources are to be believed, actors Daggubati Venkatesh and Ravi Teja are likely to team up for the Telugu remake of last year's Tamil blockbuster "Jilla", which featured Mohan Lal and Vijay in the lead roles.
Chennai, March 5 : Actor-producer Vishal Krishna Reddy, who has teamed up with filmmaker Suseenthiran for the second time in a yet-untitled Tamil actioner, says they have the responsibility of outperforming the success of their last film "Pandiya Naadu".
Chennai, March 5 : Actress Amy Jackson, while shooting for a yet-untitled Tamil action drama, miraculously escaped a fatal fall from a cliff thanks to the timely intervention of her co-star Karunakaran, who saved her.
Chennai, March 4 : Maestro Illayaraja, who has the rights to all the songs that he has composed in over 1,000 films, says it's illegal for television channels and radio stations to play them without paying him.