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Mandolin Srinivas's first salary was Rs.175: Balasubrahmanyam

Chennai, Sep 19 : "Shocked" with the untimely demise of well-known mandolin player U. Srinivas, renowned playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam (SPB) went down memory lane and shared how he met the late musician who earned Rs.175 as his first salary.


'Aadama Jaichomada' entertaining, high on humour (Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi: Film- "Aadama Jaichomada"; Cast- Balaji Venugopal, Karunakaran, Simhaa, Vijayalakshmi, K.S Ravi Kumar, Naren, Chetan, Radha Ravi; Director- Badri; Rating- ***


Tamil film 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' to be remade in Hindi

Mumbai, Sep 18 : The super hit Tamil film "Kalyana Samayal Saadham", which released in December 2013, is all set to be remade in Hindi.


'Main Hoon Rajinikanth' a tribute to thalaivar: Adithya Menon

Chennai, Sep 18 : Southern actor Adithya Menon, who has worked in films such as "Villua" and "Eega", says his upcoming Hindi film "Main Hoon Rajinikanth" is a a "tribute" to the Tamil superstar and is not intended to portray him in a "bad light".


No truth in Anushka's marriage rumours

Chennai, Sep 18 : Refuting rumours that southern actress Anushka Shetty is getting hitched after she finishes working on S.S Rajamouli's Telugu magnum opus "Baahubali", her manager said that there was "no truth" in the news.


Kamal Haasan discharged from hospital

Chennai, Sep 17 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who was admitted to a private hospital here following a bout of food poisoning, was discharged Wednesday. He will resume shooting from Thursday, said his manager.


Rajinikanth moves court against 'Main Hoon Rajinikanth' makers

Chennai, Sep 17 : Superstar Rajinikanth Wednesday petitioned the Madras High Court seeking a stay on the release of Hindi film "Main Hoon Rajinikanth". He said the film might defame him and upset his large fan base.


Comedy films not easy to make: Director Badri

Chennai, Sep 17 : Director Badri feels comedy films, which are usually labeled as "mindless entertainers", are extremely challenging to execute. He says making audiences laugh involves a creativity, which doesn't come naturally to all filmmakers.


Tough to direct three heroines in 'Aranmanai': Sundar C

Chennai, Sep 17 : Actor-filmmaker Sundar C says it was challenging to direct three "popular heroines" in forthcoming Tamil horror-thriller "Aranmanai" as he had to ensure that all their characters were well-justified.


Suriya lends his support to Vikram's 'I'

Chennai, Sep 17 : "Singam" star Suriya, who is busy shooting for Tamil film "Masss", has made a special gesture to promote his actor friend Vikram's upcoming Tamil magnum opus "I".


Schwarzenegger inspired Vikram's character in 'I': Shankar

Chennai, Sep 17 : Actor Vikram's character of a bodybuilder in upcoming film "I", is inspired from how Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger looked in his prime days, says Shankar, the director of the Tamil magnum opus.


I'm fine, says Kamal Haasan from hospital

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Sep 17 : Veteran actor Kamal Haasan, who was admitted to hospital following a bout of food poisoning, says he's fine and that there's no "cause for alarm".


Like to work with Dhanush in 100 films: K.V Anand

Chennai, Sep 16 : Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker K.V. Anand, who has wrapped up his upcoming Tamil directorial "Anegan", said that if time permits, he would like to work with actor Dhanush in 100 films.


Portion of 'I' shot in China, says Shankar

Chennai, Sep 16 : Filmmaker Shankar says that about 25 percent of his upcoming Tamil magnum opus "I", which features Vikram and Amy Jackson in the lead roles, was shot in China.


Kamal Haasan hospitalized

Chennai, Sep 16 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who was Tuesday admitted to a private hospital here following suspected symptoms of food poisoning, will be discharged Wednesday morning, said a hospital source.


Hats off to Vikram's commitment for 'I': Rajinikanth

Chennai, Sep 16 : Superstar Rajinikanth, who was moved by actor Vikram's commitment for upcoming Tamil magnum opus "I", said Monday that no actor could sacrifice as much as him for a character.


Vikram stunned his fans in werewolf getup

Chennai, Sep 16 : Actor Vikram Monday stunned hundreds of his fans when he appeared on stage in his werewolf getup from the upcoming Tamil magnum opus "I" at the film's audio launch here. He performed a song with co-star Amy Jackson.


Will love to work with Shankar, says Arnold Schwarzenegger

Chennai, Sep 16 : Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was here Monday as the chief guest for the audio launch of Tamil magnum opus "I", said he would love to work with its director Shankar someday.


Rana Daggubati to miss 'I' audio launch

Chennai, Sep 15 : Actor Rana Daggubati won't be able to attend the grand audio launch of filmmaker Shankar's Tamil magnum opus "I", where Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger is the chief guest.


It's performance over glamour for Aishwarya Rajesh

Chennai, Sep 15 : Actress Aishwarya Rajesh wishes to be known as a "performer" and hence she prefers roles which are performance-oriented. Playing glamorous roles is something any actor can do, she believes.


Writers in Indian cinema underpaid: Ramesh Aravind

Chennai, Sep 15 : Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind, who has also been a successful writer too, feels writing is an underpaid job in Indian cinema. He blames it on a directors' desire to be a jack of all trades.


Arnold Schwarzenegger in Chennai for 'I' audio launch

Chennai, Sep 15 : Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived here Monday morning amidst tight security to attend the audio launch of Vikram-starrer Tamil romantic-thriller "I".


'Chennai Singapore' makers hope to popularise Singapore

Chennai, Sep 14 : The makers of upcoming Tamil romantic-comedy "Chennai Singapore", to be shot in both the places, hope that their film will popularise Singapore as a favourite shooting destination among southern filmmakers.


Simbu's commitment to fans - regular release of his films

Chennai, Sep 13 : Actor Silambarasan aka Simbu, who hasn't had a solo release in two years, says as a commitment to his fans, he wants to ensure regular release of his films from November onwards.


'Soodhu Kavvum' to be screened at Zurich film fest

Chennai, Sep 13 : Nalan Kumarasamy-directed Tamil dark comedy "Soodhu Kavvum", which revolves around three misfit kidnappers, will have its first international screening at upcoming 10th Zurich Film Festival.


'Sigaram Thodu' - scales new heights (Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Sigaram Thodu"; Cast - Vikram Prabhu, Monar Gajjal, Sathish, Gaurav, Sathyaraj and K.S. Ravikumar; Director - Gaurav; Rating - ***1/2


'Burma' - cars, crime and confusion (Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film: "Burma"; Cast: Michael Thangadurai, Reshmi Menon, Sampath Raj, Atul Kulkarni, Sharath Kumar and Deepak Parameshwaran; Director: Dharani Dharan; Rating: **1/2


Bollywood kept me away from Tamil film industry: Prabhudheva

Chennai, Sep 12 : Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva says his busy career in Bollywood has kept him away from Tamil filmdom. But he says he plans to direct a Tamil movie soon.


Vikram's role as cop will stand out: 'Sigaram Thodu' director

Chennai, Sep 11 : Director Gaurav Narayanan says actor Vikram Prabhu's portrayal of a policeman will be far different from how other actors have played the same role on screen.


Makuta offers VFX expertise for Vikram's 'I'

Chennai, Sep 10 : Visual effects company Makuta, known for its work in Telugu movies like "Magadheera", "Eega" and upcoming "Baahubali", has joined hands with the makers of Tamil thriller "I", which stars Vikram in the lead role.


Shankar's 'Ai' is 'I' now

Chennai, Sep 10 : Filmmaker Shankar's Tamil magnum opus "Ai" will henceforth be called "I". The change of title was intimated by Sony Music India on their official Twitter page.


Vishal completes a decade, thanks his fans

Chennai, Sep 10 : Southern actor Vishal Krishna Reddy, who is currently busy shooting for Tamil actioner "Poojai", completed a decade in the industry Wednesday. He said his journey so far has been "great".


'Lingaa' team to head to Europe to shoot songs

Chennai, Sep 10 : The makers of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil actioner "Lingaa", which is currently on floors in Shimoga district of Karnataka, plan to head to Europe soon to shoot two songs for the film.


Siddharth's transformation in 'Enakkul Oruvan' startling: Vasanthabalan

Chennai, Sep 9 : Filmmaker Vasanthabalan is amazed by actor Siddharth's transformation for upcoming Tamil thriller "Enakkul Oruvan", which features him in two contrasting roles.


Atlee to direct Vijay in his next film

Chennai, Sep 9 : "Raja Rani" fame Atlee Kumar will direct Tamil superstar Vijay next in his yet-untitled second Tamil directorial.


Shooting 'Burma' in real locations was challenging, says director

Chennai, Sep 9 : First-time director Dharani Dharan says shooting his forthcoming Tamil directorial debut "Burma" in real locations of north Madras, was challenging as it required them to shoot in places where acquiring permission was "difficult".


Honoured that 'Goli Soda' is going to Busan film fest: Director

Chennai, Sep 9 : Cinematographer-turned-director S.D. Vijay Milton feels honoured that his Tamil directorial debut "Goli Soda", a coming-of-age story of street urchins, will be screened at the upcoming 19th Busan International Film Festival.


Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa' shoot reaches climax

Chennai, Sep 9 : The shooting of superstar Rajinikanth's "Lingaa", which is currently taking place in Shimoga district of Karnataka, has reached its final stages of completion. Some important stunts sequences involving Hollywood stunt choreographer Lee Whitaker are currently being shot.


Moondram Ulaga Por': Story of fictional India-China war

Chennai, Sep 8 : "Moondram Ulaga Por", an upcoming Tamil action-drama, is a story of an imaginary war between India and China, says its director Sugan Karthi. He said it was challenging to script the story.


Ramesh Aravind keen to direct more Tamil films

Chennai, Sep 8 : Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind, who is awaiting the release of his Tamil directorial debut "Uttama Villain", says he would like to make more films in the language as he feels he has stayed away from the industry for too long.


Got bored of directing ghost stories: Lawrence

Chennai, Sep 7 : After directing Tamil horror trilogy "Muni", "Muni 2" and the upcoming "Muni 3", Raghava Lawrence now feels bored of helming ghost stories and says his new Tamil directorial "Oru Ticket La Rendu Cinema" will be an out-and-out commercial entertainer.


S.J. Suryah took six months to learn music

Chennai, Sep 7 : S.J. Suryah, who acts and directs, has now donned the hat of a composer for his upcoming Tamil directorial "Isai". He says he spent six months to learn music before composing tunes for the film.


'Acting is rewarding, direction gives wings to creativity'

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Sep 7 : Having donned different roles as an actor, writer and director in his over two-decade-old journey in southern cinema, multi-faceted veteran Ramesh Aravind feels that there's nothing more "rewarding" than an actor's job, but that direction is a "satisfying" creative process.


Siddharth turns singer again for 'Enakkul Oruvan'

Chennai, Sep 6 : Actor Siddharth, who occasionally sings in his films, has crooned a track in upcoming Tamil thriller "Enakkul Oruvan", and there's a reason why it's "special".


Arnold Schwarzenegger to attend 'Ai' audio launch in Chennai?

Chennai, Sep 6 : In a YouTube video posted by Sony Music India, Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger is seen saying that he will attend the audio launch of filmmaker Shankar's magnum opus "Ai" here Sep 15.


Kamal Haasan trains in Tirunelveli accent for 'Papanasam'

Chennai, Sep 6 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is known to experimenting with different things in his films, will be seen speaking in the Tirunelveli accent in upcoming Tamil thriller "Papanasam".


Neetu Chandra big fan of Tamil culture, music

Chennai, Sep 5 : Neetu Chandra loves to jump at an opportunity to drape a half-sari and dance to a Tamil 'kuthu' number. When she was offered one such song in upcoming Tamil film "Thilagar", she was more than happy to do it.


Dialogues in 'Uttama Villain' penned by Kamal Haasan: Director

Chennai, Sep 5 : Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Arvind, who is busy with the post-production work of upcoming Tamil directorial "Uttama Villain", says the film's dialogues were written by Kamal Haasan, and not by writer Crazy Mohan as being speculated.


Jayaram doesn't want son to bank on his popularity

Chennai, Sep 3 : Actor Jayaram's son Kalidas is set to make his acting debut in upcoming Tamil comedy "Oru Pakka Kathai". And he has advised his son to make his mark by hard work instead of banking on his popularity.


Plan to work with Prasanna again: Arun Vaidyanathan

Chennai, Sep 3 : Arun Vaidyanathan had teamed up with actor Prasanna in 2009 Tamil thriller "Achchamundu! Achchamundu!" and now the filmmaker plans to collaborate again provided they both find time from their respective commitments.


Recreating 1980s era was challenging for Jeeva Shankar

Chennai, Sep 3 : Director Jeeva Shankar says it wasn't easy to recreate the 1980s era for upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Amara Kaaviyam", but he credits his producer and art director for taking up the challenge and successfully pulling it off.


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".


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