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Director Hari heads to Switzerland for script work

Chennai, Nov 22 : Director Hari Gopalakrishnan of "Singam" fame, who is all set to team up with actor Suriya for the fifth time in his yet-untitled next film, has left for Switzerland with his assistants to finish the script.


'Naaigal Jaakirathai'- Entertaining, but beware of cliches (Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Naaigal Jaakirathai"; Cast - Sibiraj, Idoh (a Belgian Shepherd); Director - Shakti Soundar Rajan; Rating - ***


Kamal Haasan now has a YouTube channel

Chennai, Nov 22 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan now has an official YouTube channel titled Ulaganayagan Tube. It was recently launched and has over 2,000 subscribers and over 50,000 views.


Satish Kaushik in Bala's 'Tharai Thappattai'?

Chennai, Nov 21 : Bollywood actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik, who was recently raved for his performance in Nagesh Kukunoor's "Lakshmi", has landed an important role in Bala Pazhanisaamy's upcoming Tamil film "Tharai Thappattai".


Sarath Kumar warns Vishal over derogatory remarks

Chennai, Nov 21 : Actors Vishal Krishna Reddy and R. Sarath Kumar have locked horns over some unwarranted remarks Vishal made on South Indian Film Artistes' Association (SIFAA) aka Nadigar Sangam, of which Sarath is the president.


Southern technicians bitten by the acting bug

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Nov 21 : There's nothing more rewarding than the high one gets while facing the camera as an actor. Maybe that's why an increasing number of southern technicians have taken interest in acting and are seriously contemplating a switch in career.


Rajinikanth conferred with Film Personality of the year award at IFFI

Panaji, Nov.20 : Tamil superstar Rajinikanth was on Thursday honoured with the centenary award for Indian Film Personality of the year at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.


Rahul Nambiar writes, sings and acts in latest single

Chennai, Nov 20 : Playback singer Rahul Nambiar has written, composed, crooned and acted in his latest single titled "Trash", which has been made into Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.


Unfortunate to lose Rudhraiya: Sripriya

Chennai, Nov 20 : Actress Sripriya, who featured in Rudhraiya-directed critically acclaimed 1978 Tamil film "Aval Appadithan", says the sudden demise of the filmmaker is very "unfortunate".


Horse riding experience leaves Nikesha Patel bruised

Chennai, Nov 19 : Southern actress Nikesha Patel's first tryst with horse riding on the sets of her Kannada film "Aaalone" and Tamil thriller "Karaioram" has left her badly bruised.


'Kutram Kadithal' goes to Bengaluru film fest

Chennai, Nov 19 : Debut filmmaker Bramma's Tamil thriller "Kutram Kadithal", which has already been selected for three popular film festivals, will next be screened in the Indian Competition Section of the 7th Bengaluru International Film Festival, starting Dec 4.


Tamil filmmaker Rudhraiya passes away

Chennai, Nov 19 : Tamil filmmaker C. Rudhraiya, who was popular for his critically acclaimed film "Aval Appadithan", passed away here late Tuesday night. He was 67.


Shiva, Bobby Simhaa collaborate for 'Masala Padam'

Chennai, Nov 18 : Actors "Mirchi" Shiva and Bobby Simhaa, who are popular for their comical screen presence, have joined hands for upcoming Tamil commercial entertainer "Masala Padam".


Rajinikanth should do some good for the people of Tamil Nadu: Soundarajan

Chennai, Nov. 18 : Amid speculation about veteran actor Rajinikanth entering politics, Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundarajan on Tuesday said the latter should do some good for the people of the state.


Underestimated ability of dog in 'Naaigal': Director

Chennai, Nov 18 : Director Shakti Soundar Rajan says he underestimated the capability of Idoh, a Belgian Shepherd, which plays an important role in his forthcoming Tamil action-thriller "Naaigal Jaakirathai". He says Idoh can do much more than what they've shown in the film.


'Exodusa...' to also release in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam

Chennai, Nov 18 : Filmmaker Ridley Scott's most anticipated English film "Exodus: Gods and Kings", which is slated for Indian theatrical release Dec 5, will also simultaneously release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.


I'm not engaged: Trisha Krishnan

Chennai, Nov 18 : Southern actress Trisha Krishnan, who is currently busy shooting for yet-untitled Telugu film with Balakrishna, has denied rumours that she secretly got engaged to producer-businessman Varun Manian in a hush-hush ceremony recently.


I'm waiting to work with my friends: Ashok Selvan

Chennai, Nov 17 : Actor Ashok Selvan, who worked in a few short films with friends before making his feature film debut with "Soodhu Kavvum", says he's keen to collaborate with them again. He says some of his friends are waiting with scripts to work with him.


'Hey Ram' a big influence on 'On A Quest': R.S Prasanna

Chennai, Nov 17 : Tamil filmmaker R.S Prasanna says Kamal Haasan's "Hey Ram" had a big influence in the making of his upcoming English period film "On A Quest", about Swami Chinmayananda, a Hindu spiritual leader who inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission.


Jyothika's comeback film goes on floors

New Delhi, Nov 17 : Actress Jyothika's yet-untitled Tamil film, which is the official remake of Malayalam hit "How Old Are You", went on floors here Monday. She's making a comeback to acting after a gap of seven years.


If god is willing, I will serve people: Rajinikanth

Chennai, Nov 16 : Superstar Rajinikanth Sunday hinted that he's ready to serve people provided he gets the green signal from the almighty.


Want Rajinikanth to join politics, says filmmaker Ameer

Chennai, Nov 16 : Filmmaker Ameer Sunday urged superstar Rajinikanth to join politics as his fans want him to become chief minister.


Happy to be introduced as Rajinikanth's heroine: Sonakshi Sinha

Chennai, Nov 16 : Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is making her Tamil debut with "Lingaa", said Sunday she's happy to be introduced as superstar Rajinikanth's heroine in an industry where she's just a newcomer.


'Lingaa' gift to Rajinikanth's fans on his birthday: Producer

Chennai, Nov 16 : Producer Rockline Venkatesh Sunday confirmed that Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil actioner "Lingaa" will release worldwide Dec 12 as a gift to the superstar's legion of fans on his 64th birthday.


Samuthirakani all set to play a baddie

Chennai, Nov 15 : Samuthirakani, who not very long ago was passionately directing films, is currently busy being an actor. Popular for his character roles, the actor-director will next be seen playing a villain for the first time in upcoming Tamil film "Rajini Murugan".


'Interstellar' strikes gold at Tamil Nadu box office

Chennai, Nov 15 : Christopher Nolan's science fiction film "Interstellar" has raked in a whopping Rs. 1.28 crore at the Tamil Nadu box office in its opening week.


'Gaddam Gang' was a challenging remake: Rajasekhar

Chennai, Nov 15 : Actor Rajasekhar will soon be seen in Telugu comedy "Gaddam Gang", a remake of Tamil blockbuster "Soodhu Kavvum". While the star has acted in several remakes over the years, this film in particular was very challenging for him.


Manish Malhotra styling Sridevi for Tamil film

Chennai, Nov 14 : Ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra, whose creations have been flaunted by Bollywood stars like Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, is now styling for his "favourite" Sridevi for a Tamil film.


'Thirudan Police'- the wonders comedy can do (Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Thirudan Police"; Cast- Dinesh, Iyshwarya Rajesh, Rajesh, Rajendran, John Vijay, Bala Saravanan, Nithin Satya, Naren; Director - Caarthick Raju; Rating - ***1/2


'Thoppi' a film close to my heart: Raksha Raj

Chennai, Nov 14 : Debutant Raksha Raj is excited to be making her cinematic debut with upcoming Tamil drama "Thoppi", which she describes as a film close to her heart.


'Life of Pi' inspired me to use Dolby Atmos in 'Kayal': Director

Chennai, Nov 14 : Filmmaker Prabhu Solomon, who describes his upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Kayal" as a "sound film", said it was Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" that inspired him to use Dolby Atmos sound technology.


'Thirudan Police' a tribute to fathers: Caarthick Raju

Chennai, Nov 13 : Director Caarthick Raju's forthcoming Tamil action-comedy "Thirudan Police", which releases in cinemas Friday, will focus on a father-son relationship that will be explored as a tribute to all fathers.


Court notice to makers of 'Lingaa'

Chennai, Nov 13 : The Madras High Court here has issued a notice to the makers of Tamil actioner "Lingaa" on a writ petition filed by aspiring filmmaker K.R. Ravi Rathinam who accused them of stealing his script.


Injured Madhavan stalls shoot

Mumbai, Nov 12 : Actor R.Madhavan is upset because the shooting of his upcoming film "Saala Khadoos" got affected due to his injury.


Ajith, Vivekh to share similar getup in 'Yennai Arindhaal'

Chennai, Nov 12 : Actor Ajith Kumar and Vivekh, who are currently shooting for Tamil action-drama "Yennai Arindhaal", are expected to appear in the same getup in the Gautham Vasudev Menon's film.


Vemal, Anjali team up for third time

Chennai, Nov 12 : Actors Vemal and Anjali, who had earlier worked together in Tamil films "Thoonga Nagaram" and "Kalakalappu", have teamed up for the third time for another film "Mappillai Singam" in the same language.


Southern actress Padmapriya marries Jasmine

Mumbai, Nov 12 : Popular southern actress Padmapriya Wednesday married old friend Jasmine at a private ceremony here. She met him while they were pursuing their Masters from New York and Columbia University respectively.


Southern cinema's uncredited film adaptations

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Nov 12 : When filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss made Suriya-starrer Tamil actioner "Ghajini", he vehemently denied that his film was adapted from Christopher Nolan's "Memento". Since then, very few southern filmmakers have openly admitted to foreign influences in their films such as "Vidiyum Munn", "Yaamirukka Bayamey" and "Jigarthanda".


Was contemplating direction when 'Anegan' happened: Karthik

Chennai, Nov 11 : Actor Karthik Muthuraman says he was busily preparing himself to don the director's hat when K.V Anand-directed upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Anegan" came his way.


'Ra' will test audience's psyche: Aditi Chengappa

Chennai, Nov 11 : Upcoming Tamil supernatural thriller "Ra" will test audience's psyche, says actress Aditi Chengappa.


Prabhudeva a demanding director: Anand Raj

Mumbai, Nov 11 : Tamil actor Anand Raj, who is making his Bollywood debut with "Action Jackson" in a villain role, says its director Prabhudeva demands what he wants from his actors as he's a perfectionist.


Vijay's new film goes on floors

Chennai, Nov 10 : Actor Vijay's next yet-untitled Tamil fantasy drama, which features Bollywood actress Sridevi, went on floors here Monday. The makers are likely to shoot a song featuring over 100 dancers on the first day.


Vijay's new film goes on floors

Chennai, Nov 10 : Actor Vijay's next yet-untitled Tamil fantasy drama, which features Bollywood actress Sridevi, went on floors here Monday. The makers are likely to shoot a song featuring over 100 dancers on the first day.


'Appuchi Graamam', a sci-fi story in 'Malgudi Days' style

Chennai, Nov 10 : Debutant filmmaker Vi Anand describes his forthcoming Tamil movie "Appuchi Graamam", which releases in cinemas Friday, as a science-fiction story enveloped in the style that R.K. Narayan's "Malgudi Days" was told.


Eros acquires theatrical release rights of 'Lingaa'

Chennai, Nov 10 : Eros International, a leading film production and distribution company, has acquired the theatrical release rights of superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil film "Lingaa", which is slated to hit theatres Dec 12.


Need to thank K.V Anand for 'Shamitabh': Dhanush

Chennai, Nov 10 : Actor Dhanush, who recently completed shooting for R. Balakrishnan-directed "Shamitabh", Sunday said that he could be part of the project because filmmaker K.V Anand allowed him to take out time to shoot for it while working on his upcoming Tamil film "Anegan".


Proper guidance needed for environmental campaigns: Kamal Haasan

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Nov 9 : That's the way he 'lakes' it! Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has decided to help in the cleaning up of 25 lakes in Tamil Nadu in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India campaign, says such efforts can only make an impact with right guidance.


Karthi's 'Kashmora' to roll from February 2015

Chennai, Nov 9 : Actor Karthi-starrer Tamil thriller "Kashmora" will go on floors in the February next year. Southern actress Nayantara has been chosen as the female lead.


Perfect daddy Ajith attends daughter's school event

Chennai, Nov 9 : Actor Ajith Kumar, who is busy shooting for Tamil action-thriller "Yennai Arindhaal", recently took out time to attend an event at his daughter Anushoka's school as a doting father, but not as a celebrity.


Scripts choose me, not vice versa: Dinesh

Chennai, Nov 8 : Actor Dinesh, who has proved his mettle in unique Tamil films such as "Attakathi" and "Cuckoo", says scripts choose him and he never goes in search of them.


Enjoyed performing stunts for 'Kalaivendhan': Sanam Shetty

Chennai, Nov 8 : Southern actress Sanam Shetty, who had her first tryst with action in upcoming Tamil thriller "Kalaivendhan", says she thoroughly enjoyed the experience of performing stunts for the "first time in her career".


Release date of 'I' still uncertain

Chennai, Nov 8 : Audiences have to wait a little longer to watch filmmaker Shankar's Tamil magnum opus "I" in cinemas as its release is getting delayed due to special effects work and dubbing in multiple languages.


When Nayantara didn't mind working with a newcomer

Chennai, Nov 8 : Actor Aari, who is just a few films old in Tamil filmdom, is extremely happy that popular southern actress Nayantara didn't have any qualms of working with a newcomer like him in upcoming Tamil supernatural thriller "Night Show".


Kamal Haasan turns 60, peers hail his talent

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Nov 7 : Kamal Haasan, who turned 60 Friday, is not just an actor par excellence, but he has also donned multiple hats such as a filmmaker, writer, dancer, music composer. His colleagues speak highly about the versatile talent.


Kamal Haasan launches cleaning of Madhambakkam lake

Chennai, Nov 7 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who turned 60 Friday, has launched the cleaning of Madhambakkam lake here as part of the Clean India campaign.


Tamil actor Karthik joins Congress

Chennai, Nov 5 : Hit by the recent loss of its popular leader G.K. Vasan in the state, the Tamil Nadu Congress Wednesday got star power in popular Tamil actor Karthik.


India assures death row fishermen of early release

Chennai/Colombo, Nov 4 : India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Yash Sinha Tuesday met the five Indian fishermen sentenced to death at Colombo's Welikada prison and assured them of every effort to secure their early release, even as in Chennai the MDMK accused the government of "playing with the lives of Indian fishermen".


Register scripts to avoid plagiarism: Vikraman

Chennai, Nov 4 : The Tamil Nadu Film Directors Union (TANTIS) is urging directors to register scripts to avoid plagiarism.


Friendship with Soori helps us bond on screen: Vemal

Chennai, Nov 4 : Actor Vemal credits his long-time friendship with co-actor Soori for their on screen camaraderie. The duo's latest Tamil comedy "Oru Oorla Rendu Raja" is slated for release Friday.


Thiagarajan to direct four remakes of 'Special 26'

New Delhi, Nov 3 : Actor-filmmaker Thiagarajan is kicked about grabbing a "golden opportunity" to direct the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada remakes of Bollywood film "Special 26".


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