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Negative roles have given me good recognition: Gautham Kurup

Chennai, Sep 2 : Actor Gautham Kurup, popular for playing a dreaded terrorist in "Thuppakki", doesn't mind playing negative roles because he feels they have won him recognition and have kept him busy with film offers.


Actors treat independent films with seriousness: Adil Hussain

Chennai, Sep 1 : Actor Adil Hussain, popular for his roles in films such as "Ishqiya" and "English Vinglish", finds actors more seriously involved and prepared in independent films vis-a-vis commercial cinema.


Kishore turns rowdy for 'Kadhali Kaanavillai'

Chennai, Sep 1 : Actor Kishore, who is popular for his portrayals of forest brigand Veerappan and an shoot-out specialist in films such as "Vana Yuddham" and "Haridas", will next be seen playing a rowdy character in Tamil actioner "Kadhali Kaanavillai".


Bapu will be severely missed: S.P Balasubrahmanyam

Chennai, Aug 31 : Renowned playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam Sunday condoled the death of legendary Telugu filmmaker Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana aka Bapu, and said he will be "severely missed".


To look like a school boy, Sathya shed 15 kg

Chennai, Aug 31 : Director Jeeva Anand says that actor Sathya shed 15 kg to fit into the role of a school boy in his forthcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Amara Kaaviyam", about teen romance of the 1980s.


Sree wants to follow in Prakash Raj's footsteps

Chennai, Aug 31 : Popular Tamil TV actor Sree, son of yesteryear music composer Shankar, is all set to make his silver screen debut in a yet-untitled Tamil drama. Sree wants to make his mark by following in actor Prakash Raj's footsteps.


Suryah satisfies musician in him with 'Isai'

Chennai, Aug 31 : Filmmaker S.J. Suryah, who has always aspired to compose tunes as well as croon for his films, has satisfied his long-term desire to be a musician with his upcoming Tamil movie "Isai".


Composer DSP overwhelmed with response to his US concerts

Chennai, Aug 29 : Southern composer Devi Sri Prasad aka DSP, who has returned to India after a month-long musical tour in different US cities, is extremely touched by the response of his overseas fans to his concerts.


Aadhi Pinisetty in 'Venkatadri Express' Tamil remake

Chennai, Aug 29 : Actor Aadhi Pinisetty, who is awaiting the release of Tamil thriller "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka", will next be seen in the Tamil remake of Telugu blockbuster "Venkatadri Express".


Aadhi Pinisetty in 'Venkatadri Express' Tamil remake

Chennai, Aug 29 : Actor Aadhi Pinisetty, who is awaiting the release of Tamil thriller "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka", will next be seen in the Tamil remake of Telugu blockbuster "Venkatadri Express".


Never imagined I'd be successful in cinema: Pranitha Subhash

Chennai, Aug 28 : Southern actress Pranitha Subhash, who comes from a family of doctors, always aspired to choose an academic-oriented career. But neither she nor her parents thought she would become a successful actress.


My husband encouraged me to direct: Geethanjali

Chennai, Aug 28 : Southern filmmaker Selvaraghavan's wife Geethanjali, who is wielding the megaphone for the first time for upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam", says her husband gave her the confidence and encouragement to direct a movie.


Adil Hussain makes Tamil debut with 'Yatchan'

Chennai, Aug 27 : Actor Adil Hussain, popular for his role in "Ishqiya" and "English Vinglish", will make his Tamil debut with upcoming actioner "Yatchan". He describes his role as an "interesting challenge".


Can't choose between production and direction: Arun Vaidyanathan

Chennai, Aug 26 : Filmmaker Arun Vaidyanathan, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming directorial venture "Peruchazhi", enjoys going behind the camera but finds the process of producing movies "challenging". He can't choose between the two.


Vikram is embodiment of commitment: Ravichandran

Chennai, Aug 26 : Ace producer Aascar Ravichandran is in awe of actor Vikram's commitment in upcoming Tamil action-thriller "Ai", for which the latter has spent over two years shooting without ever complaining about the time invested.


'Kathai...' broke stereotypes of storytelling: Parthiban

Chennai, Aug 24 : Actor-filmmaker R. Parthiban, who is extremely delighted with the success of his latest Tamil directorial "Kathai Thirakkathai Vasanam Iyakkam", says the film didn't adhere to the regular style of storytelling because it was meant to break it.


'Irumbu...' will bring out best in Atharva: Director

Chennai, Aug 24 : Audiences will see the best of actor Atharva Murali in the forthcoming Tamil action-drama "Irumbu Kuthirai", says its director Yuvaraj Bose.


Commercial padding in films important: Jeevan

Chennai, Aug 24 : Cinematographer-turned-director Jeevan is gearing up for the release of Tamil rural drama "Mosakutty" and says that irrespective of the genre, films need to have commercial elements to draw audiences to cinemas.


Arya, Jeeva Shankar to collaborate again

Chennai, Aug 24 : Arya has produced the forthcoming Jeeva Shankar-directed Tamil romantic-drama "Amara Kaaviyam". Now the actor is set to produce the director's next project that is currently in the scripting phase.


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".


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