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Dhanush is a director's actor: Amyra Dastur

Chennai, Aug 22 : Actor Dhanush likes to surrender himself to a director's vision and only does what he's told to do, says Amyra Dastur, his co-star in upcoming Tamil film "Anegan".


'Uttama Villain' to release before 'Vishwaroopam 2'

Chennai, Aug 22 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil comedy "Uttama Villain" was recently wrapped up and will release before spy-thriller "Vishwaroopam 2", which is currently stuck in the post-production phase.


Tamil version of 'Kaalicharan' gears up for release

Chennai, Aug 21 : "Por Kuthirai", the Tamil version of the 2013 Telugu crime-drama "Kaalicharan", will hit the screens soon.


'Kaaviya Thalaivan' was a rewarding experience: Vedhika

Chennai, Aug 20 : Actress Vedhika Kumar, who plays an atypical romantic heroine in upcoming Tamil historical drama "Kaaviya Thalaivan", directed by National Award winner Vasantha Balan, says the experience was rewarding.


Ramya Krishnan in Vishal's next film

Chennai, Aug 20 : Actress Ramya Krishnan, who has been away from the limelight for a while, will be making her comeback in a prominent role in a yet-untitled Tamil film, co-starring Vishal Krishna.


'Kaththi' gets flak from Tamil fringe groups

Chennai, Aug 20 : As many as 65 members from different Tamil fringe groups have demanded a ban on Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" alleging that its co-producer A. Subhaskaran has direct links with Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government.


Dhanush's 'Kaaka Muttai' to have world premiere at TIFF

Chennai, Aug 19 : Actor Dhanush-produced Tamil drama "Kaaka Muttai", which predominantly features newcomers, will have its world premiere at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a festival representative said.


Comedy films involve scrupulous efforts: Nandita

Chennai, Aug 19 : Actress Nandita, who thoroughly enjoyed the experience of shooting the forthcoming Tamil comedy "Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaithiya Sigamani", says working in such movies require "scrupulous efforts" from actors as well as the director.


Vasanthabalan dares to explore: Nassar

Chennai, Aug 19 : Actor Nassar says Vasanthabalan, who has directed the Tamil historical film "Kaaviya Thalaivan", dares to explore different ideas with his movies.


Rahman prefers lip-sync over songs in background

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Aug 18 : Composer A.R. Rahman doesn't favour the trend of using songs in the background because he feels it affects its popularity.


'Honesty important in recreating true stories'

Chennai, Aug 18 : Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty, who will make his directorial debut with Tamil action-thriller "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka" based on a true incident, says one needs to be extremely honest while recreating a story based on real-life events.


Intimate song in 'Meegaamann' shot aesthetically: Director

Chennai, Aug 18 : Director Magizh Thirumeni says his upcoming Tamil film "Meegaamann" features an intimate song between lead actors Arya and Hansika Motwani that has been shot such that it doesn't appear "vulgar" on screen.


'Anjaan' mints Rs. 15.03 crore in two days

Chennai, Aug 17 : Critics and audiences panned it, but the pre-release buzz and advanced bookings have helped Suriya-starrer Tamil actioner "Anjaan" to rake in Rs.15.03 in the southern market of the country.


'Thirudan Police' song was originally for 'Aaranya Kaandam'

Chennai, Aug 16 : A song, originally composed for 2011 Tamil gangster film "Aaranya Kaandam" and written by late legendary lyricist Vaali, has now been used in upcoming Tamil romantic-comedy "Thirudan Police".


Haven't signed any star for my next: Raju Murugan

Chennai, Aug 16 : Director Raju Murugan, who has refuted rumours that he has cast a star actor for his next directorial, says he's currently busy penning the film's script. Only once he's done with it, will he decide the cast for the movie.


Talk of the town - Samantha's bikini in 'Anjaan'

Chennai, Aug 16 : Known mostly for playing the girl-next-door on screen, actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who for the first time flaunted a bikini in recently released Tamil actioner "Anjaan", has attracted a lot of attention.


'Anjaan' fails to impress (Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Anjaan"; Cast - Suriya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Manoj Bajpayee, Vidyut Jamwal, Dalip Tahil, Soori, Brahmanandam, Asif Basra and Murali Sharma; Director - N. Lingusamy;Rating - **


'Anjaan' not regional film: Santosh Sivan

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Aug 15 : Santosh Sivan says that superstar Suriya's Tamil movie "Anjaan" shouldn't be tagged as a regional film because a large part of the dialogues are in Hindi and the story is set in the city.


Stories of Indian freedom struggle told through Tamil films

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Aug 14 : From the 1939 classic "Thyaga Bhoomi" to award-winning films like "Kamaraj" and "Periyar", audiences of Tamil movies have seen inspiring stories of freedom struggle on the big screen over the years.


Honoured to compose song with S. Janaki: John Peter

Chennai, Aug 14 : Everybody is not privileged to work with southern cinema's nightingale S. Janaki, who is known for thousands of her melodious chartbusters. So, when composer John Peter got the opportunity, he considered it an "honour".


'Sikandar' will be Suriya's own 'Baasha': L. Sridhar

Chennai, Aug 14 : Producer L. Sridhar, who has acquired the rights of the Telugu dubbed version of Tamil film "Anjaan" titled "Sikandar", says the movie will do for Suriya what "Baasha" did for superstar Rajinikanth many years ago.


It's Arjun versus Arjun in Trivikram's next

Chennai, Aug 14 : Tamil actor Arjun Sarja has reportedly been signed on as the baddie for upcoming yet-untitled Telugu film by director Trivikram Srinivas. Arjun will be locking horns with Telugu actor Allu Arjun in it.


Don't want roles similar to 'Sarabham': Salony Luthra

Chennai, Aug 14 : Salony Luthra's recent performance in Tamil thriller "Sarabham" has earned the first-time actress appreciation from all quarters. But she says she doesn't want to do similar roles as she is keen to prove her versatility.


Jyothika to return with 'How Old Are You' Tamil remake

Chennai, Aug 13 : Actress Jyothika, wife of actor Suriya, is all set to face the arc lights after seven years with the Tamil remake of recent Malayalam hit "How Old Are You".


Each southern superstar has unique personality: Vidyut Jammwal

Chennai, Aug 13 : Actor Vidyut Jammwal, who has worked with southern superstars like Ajith Kumar, Suriya and Vijay over the years, says each of them has a unique personality and that's what makes them so special.


Prakash Raj miraculously escapes accident

Hyderabad, Aug 12 : Actor-filmmaker Prakash Raj Tuesday had a narrow escape when his car was rammed by a bus while waiting at a traffic signal here.


Fortunate to play Ramanujan's onscreen wife: NRI actress

New Delhi, Aug 12 : Indian origin-American actress Devika Bhise says she is fortunate to play the female protagonist in Matthew Brown's upcoming project "The Man Who Knew Infinity", a biopic on Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.


M. Thambidurai to be elected LS deputy speaker Wednesday

New Delhi, Aug 12 : AIADMK leader M. Thambidurai is all set to be elected the deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha unanimously, a parliament official said Tuesday.


Robin Williams brought dignity to male crying: Kamal Haasan

Chennai, Aug 12 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, whose "Chachi 420" was based on actor Robin Williams "Mrs. Doubtfire", mourns the death of the Oscar-winning star and also credits him for revolutionising the portrayal of men on the big screen and bringing dignity to male crying.


'Anjaan' biggest release for Suriya

Chennai, Aug 12 : Actor Suriya-starrer Tamil actioner "Anjaan", which is releasing Friday, is going to open in a record number of 1,400 cinemas worldwide, making it the biggest release for the actor in his career. The film releases in Tamil as well as Telugu on the same day.


Blind role in 'Andhaghaaram' won't make audience empathetic: Vinoth Kishan

Chennai, Aug 12 : Actor Vinoth Kishan, who plays a visually challenged character in upcoming Tamil suspense thriller "Andhaghaaram", says the audience won't get to empathise with him in the film as he essays a very strong and positive role.


Haven't found anything concrete for Tamil debut: Chaitanya

Chennai, Aug 11 : Actor Akkineni Naga Chaitanya is enjoying a busy career in Telugu cinema but his eyes are set on Tamil filmdom as well. However, he says he hasn't found anything solid to enter the industry.


Jigarthanda's success pleases Simhaa

Chennai, Aug 10 : Actor Simhaa says the success of Tamil movie "Jigarthanda", in which he plays a ruthless gangster, has left him in tears.


Have high hopes from 'Vingyani': Meera Jasmine

Aug 10 : Actress Meera Jasmine, who will be seen for the first time after marriage in upcoming Tamil movie "Vingyani", has pinned high hopes on the film as she feels there's lot of scope for good performance.


Shoot of Kamal Haasan's 'Uttama Villain' set to wrap up

Chennai, Aug 9 : Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil comedy "Uttama Villain", which is being directed by Ramesh Arvind, will be wrapped up Saturday.


Madhavan starts shooting for his next

Chennai, Aug 8 : Actor R. Madhavan, who will be seen as a boxing coach in his upcoming Tamil-Hindi bilingual, started shooting for the film here Friday. The film is titled "Irrudhi Suttru" in Tamil and "Saala Khadoos" in Hindi.


Siddharth delivers hat-trick with 'Jigarthanda'

Chennai, Aug 8 : Siddharth's latest Tamil release "Jigarthanda" has helped him score a hat-trick of hits following "Udhayam NH4" and "Theeya Vela Seiyanum Kumaru". He says "Jigarthanda" has received a cult status.


Sarath Kumar experiments with negative role

Chennai, Aug 8 : Actor-politician R. Sarath Kumar, who will be essaying a negative character in his upcoming Tamil actioner "Sandamarutham", says he's experimenting with the role as he wanted audiences to see him in a different avatar.


Dhanush, Adah Sharma team up for ad

Chennai, Aug 5 : Actors Dhanush and Adah Sharma will soon be seen in a new television commercial for chewing gum brand Centre Fresh. The advertisement, which was shot in Chennai as well as Mumbai, will go on air later this month.


'Manam' director to team up with Suriya

Chennai, Aug 5 : Basking in the success of Telugu blockbuster "Manam", filmmaker Vikram Kumar will next team up with actor Suriya for a yet-untitled Tamil project, which will be produced by the latter's home banner 2D Entertainment.


Anirudh a youth sensation: Vignesh Shivan

Chennai, Aug 5 : Director Vignesh Shivan, who recently directed composer Anirudh Ravichander in Tamil music video "Chance-Ey-Illa", says his popularity among the younger audiences has made him a "youth sensation".


All of 24, Ashwin directs Nayantara in her next

Chennai, Aug 5 : It's not easy to direct a star, but 24-year-old newcomer Ashwin Saravanan, who has a few short films to his credit, has become one of the youngest directors to work with southern actress Nayantara in upcoming yet-untitled Tamil "supernatural thriller".


Tamil film industry protests outside Sri Lankan Consulate in Chennai

Chennai, Aug. 4 : Representatives of the Tamil film industry staged a protest outside the Sri Lankan Consulate here on Monday over the release of an unethical article by the Government of Sri Lanka last week. They demanded the closure of the consulate and the embassy in New Delhi.


Tamil film fraternity protests over controversial Sri Lankan article

Chennai, Aug 4 : Members of the Tamil film fraternity assembled here Monday to protest against Sri Lankan government for a controversial article degrading Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Haven't signed any new film: Dhanush

Chennai, Aug 4 : Refuting rumours that he's signed a new Tamil film with "Ethir Neechal" director Durai, actor Dhanush says it's not true and added that he hasn't signed any new project in the language.


'Purampokku' shoot cancelled to protest against Sri Lankan government

Chennai, Aug 4 : Director S.P. Jananathan decided to cancel the shooting of his upcoming Tamil film "Purampokku" Monday to protest against Sri Lankan government for publishing content degrading Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha.


My negative character in 'Oru Oorlaa...' shocked me: Anupama Kumar

Chennai, Aug 4 : Actress Anupama Kumar, who will be seen as a dark character for the first time in her career in upcoming Tamil film "Oru Oorla Rendu Raja", says the role shocked her when she found out it was inspired by someone in real life.


Developed six-pack abs exclusively for film: Atharva

Chennai, Aug 2 : Actor Atharva Murali, after months of toil, is the latest entrant to the six-pack abs club in Tamil filmdom. He says he only developed his physique because plays an athlete in his next Tamil film "Eeti".


'Jigarthanda' - story of a conman (Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Jigarthanda"; Cast - Siddharth, Lakshmi Menon, Karunakaran, Simhaa, Naren, Ramachandran Durairaj, Soundararaja, Ambika and Vijay Sethupathi; Director - Karthik Subbaraj; Rating - ***1/2


Studio 9 to release 'Mahabalipuram'

Chennai, Aug 2 : Upcoming Tamil thriller "Mahabalipuram", based on true events, has been acquired by Studio 9 for theatrical release. The film is in its post-production phase.


Friendship in showbiz - a reality or farce?

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Aug 1 : No matter how affable and friendly film personalities appear in public eye, their friendship always draws attention for all the wrong reasons such as actresses' catfights to stars' battle for film releases. This raises the question - is friendship in showbiz a reality or a farce?


'Finding boy to play lead in 'Pulipaarvai' challenging'

Chennai, Aug 1 : Director Pravin Gandhi says it took him months to find a 12-year old boy to play the lead in his upcoming Tamil thriller "Pulipaarvai", which narrates the story of Balachandran, son of late LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.


For 'Jigarthanda', director wanted unexpected villain

Chennai, July 31 : Director Karthik Subbaraj says he chose actor Simha as his villain in forthcoming Tamil musical gangster film "Jigarthanda" because he felt he was the most unexpected person to play that role.


'Rabhasa' to release on Independence Day

Chennai, July 31 : Junior Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) starrer Telugu actioner "Rabhasa" will hit the marquee Aug 15 on Independence Day. Producer Bellamkonda Suresh promises that the film will be a treat for the actor's fans.


I like to challenge myself with roles: Tamil actor Irfan

Chennai, July 30 : Television and film actor Irfan, who was required to beef up for his action role in upcoming Tamil film "Ru", gained about 12 kg for his role with great care and difficulty. He says he likes to challenge himself with such efforts.


'Pattaiya Kelappanuma' stars mini-bus in key role

Chennai, July 30 : In upcoming Tamil entertainer "Pattaiya Kelappanum Pandiya", a mini-bus will feature in an important role throughout the film, says its director Rajkumar, who promises that the movie will be high on comedy.


Consult dad only when required: Shanthnu on scripts

Chennai, July 29 : Actor Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, son of ace filmmaker K. Bhagyaraj, says he has stopped discussing scripts with his father as people in the industry are not so open to suggestion.


Vidyut Jammwal confident about 'Anjaan' success

Chennai, July 29 : Actor Vidyut Jammwal, who has an important role in upcoming Tamil actioner "Anjaan", is confident of the film becoming the biggest blockbuster.


Von Ryans Entertainment to distribute 'Ramanujan' in English

Chennai, July 29 : Camphor Cinema, the makers of recent Tamil biopic "Ramanujan", have signed on Von Ryans Entertainment for the international distribution of the English version of the film.


Sridevi not part of 'Drishyam' Tamil remake

Chennai, July 29 : Refuting rumours that Sridevi will be seen essaying an important role in yet-untitled Tamil remake of "Drishyam", its director Jeetu Joseph says that the Bollywood actress is "not part of the project".


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