Tamil Cinema News

'Mersal' becomes 1st Tamil film with special Twitter emoji
New Delhi , August 18 : Twitter has become an integral part of an overall film experience for movie fans in India and around the world. Read Full Story

Kajol urges fans to see 'VIP 2' in new Instagram video
New Delhi , August 11 : Kajol is all set to make a comeback in the Tamil film industry with 'VIP 2' after 1997's 'Minsara Kanavu' in which she shared screen space with Arvind Swamy and Prabhu Deva. Read Full Story

Dhanush Kajol's 'VIP 2' to release on August 11
New Delhi , Aug 01 : Putting rumors to rest, lead actor Dhanush has finally revealed the release date of his highly anticipated upcoming movie Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 or VIP 2. Read Full Story

Ramya Pranjali Tanna signed by Suneet Vohra's BrickBat films in a 3-film deal for Tamil remake of Baghban
Mumbai, Maharasthra, July 29, 2017 : Director and producer Suneet Vohra today signed on Mumbai-based actress Ramya Pranjali Tanna in a three-film deal for his Tamil-Hindi remake of the original Ravi Chopra-directed Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Hema Malini starrer Baghban. Read Full Story

Kamal Haasan addresses daughter Akshara regarding rumours of religion change
New Delhi , July 28 : Recently, there were reports that Akshara Haasan, younger daughter of Kamal Haasan, has changed her religion and converted to Buddhism. Read Full Story

Confirmed! Dhanush lied to Kajol about 'VIP 2'
By Shailja Shukla, New Delhi , July 24 : Kajol, who is all set to woo her fans, is coming back with Tamil film 'VIP 2' after a gap of 20 years. Read Full Story

Kajol's VIP 2 release delayed
New Delhi , July 20 : After the 2014 hit Vellai Illa Pattadhari (VIP), the much-awaited sequel's release, which has Kajol on board, would be delayed by one month. Read Full Story

Kamal Haasan names assault victim: NCW to send notice to actor
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , July 14 : National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam on Friday said that a suo moto action will be taken against Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan for revealing the name of the Malayalam actress in front of the media, who was abducted and sexually assaulted in February. Read Full Story

Tamil 'Bigg Boss' row created as Kamal Haasan is involved: Prez of TN film producer council
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), July 13, 2017: South actor Vishal, the president of Tamil Nadu film producer council, today said that the first season of 'Bigg Boss' Tamil has landed in soup because of Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan's involvement. Read Full Story

In this nation, 'Bigg Boss' is as important as cricket: Kamal Haasan
Chennai [Tamil Nadu] , July 12 : Veteran actor and recently turned 'Bigg Boss Tamil' host Kamal Haasan, who has been in the firing line of Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK), feels that the reality show is as important cricket for the nation. Read Full Story

HMK demands arrest of Kamal Hassan, ban on 'Bigg Boss Tamil'
New Delhi , July 12 : Looks like veteran actor Kamal Haasan is under fire. Read Full Story

We demand roll back of local body tax: Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners Association on 'double taxation'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jul 5 : Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners and Distributors Association president Abhirami Ramanathan today said that this double taxation is making things hard for the Kollywood industry, adding, they expect a good decision by this evening. Read Full Story

Request TN govt to consider our plea: Rajinikanth on 'double taxation'
New Delhi , Jul 5 : Expressing his concern over the 'double taxation' on the Tamil Film Industry, thalaiva Rajinikanth requested the state government to consider the plea to abolish local body tax. Read Full Story

Every state is doing best for their film industry except Tamil Nadu: Kamal Hassan on GST
New Delhi , July 4 : Good and Services Tax (GST) has received a mixed response from the people of India, since its implementation. Read Full Story

Kollywood urges Centre to put regional cinema in lowest slab
Chennai [Tamil Nadu], July 1 : The Tamil Nadu film fraternity, together with all the South Indian industries, have come together to send a collective representation to the Central Government, requesting them to put the regional cinema in the "least slab". Read Full Story

Regional cinema will be adversely affected by GST rate: Kamal Haasan
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , June 2 : Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has hit out at the Central Government for announcing 28pc tax slab under the GST (Goods and Services Tax) for cinema. Read Full Story

Kamal Haasan wishes to reach out to fans through telephone
Chennai , May 26 : Veteran actor Kamal Haasan, who is making his Television debut with the Tamil version of reality show 'Bigg Boss,' said, if possible, he wishes to reach out to his fans through telephone. Read Full Story

Kaala Karikaalan: Rajinikanth is back as 'thalaivar164'
New Delhi , May 25 : Following the success of their movie 'Kabali,' superstar Rajinikanth and director Pa Ranjith are coming back together for a film titled 'Kaala Karikaalan'. Read Full Story

Case against Tamil actors Suriya, Sarathkumar, Sathyaraj after failing to appear in court
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), May 23 : A case has been registered against seven Tamil film actors including Suriya and Sathyaraj, as they failed to appear before the court in connection with a defamation case filed by an Ooty journalist for their alleged disparaging speech in 2009. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth interacts with fans on Day 3 of 'Janta Darbar'
New Delhi , May 17 : Last few days have been a treat for the Rajini fans as they got to meet and greet their favourite star, after a hiatus of eight years. Read Full Story

All the Rajini fans! After eight long years 'Thalaiva' holds special darbar
Chennai , May 15 : Fans of Thalaiva, Rajinikanth could not have asked for a better Monday morning. Read Full Story

Don't portray my father as 'underworld don': Haji Mastan's son threatens Rajinikanth
New Delhi , May 13 : Tamil actor and superstar Rajinikanth has received a legal notice from Sundar Shaekhar, who claims to be the son of underworld don Haji Mastan Mirza. Read Full Story

Was 'little apprehensive' about speaking Tamil in 'VIP 2': Kajol on her Tamil comeback
New Delhi , May 10 : Bollywood actress Kajol, who is making her comeback in Tamil cinema after 20 years with the upcoming film 'VIP 2', revealed that she was a little apprehensive about speaking Tamil in the film. Read Full Story

Madras HC grants Kamal Haasan interim stay on personal appearance
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 4 : The Madurai Branch of the Madras High Court on Thursday granted an interim stay on the personal appearance of actor Kamal Haasan in connection with a case against him for allegedly hurting Hindu religious sentiments. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth salutes 'god's child' Rajamouli for 'Baahubali 2'
New Delhi , May 1 : SS Rajamouli's magnum opus 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' has been impressing everyone with its content including superstar Rajinikanth, so much so that he called the movie India's cinema pride. Read Full Story

'Baahubali: The Conclusion' yet to release in Tamil Nadu
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr 28 : Fans in Tamil Nadu have to wait a little longer to watch the most anticipated movie of the year, 'Baahubali: The Conclusion', as the financial settlement between distributors of the film and producers is yet to be settled. Read Full Story

Kamal Haasan summoned over Mahabharata remark
Valliyoor (Tamil Nadu) Apr 21 : Actor Kamal Haasan has been summoned by a court here over his alleged controversial statement on Mahabharat. Read Full Story

I'm Tamilian first, says Sathyaraj post 'Baahubali 2' row
New Delhi , April 21 : After pro-Kannada organisations threatened to stall 'Baahubali 2' in Karnataka, veteran Tamil actor Sathyaraj has apologised over his remarks on the Cauvery water dispute while categorically stating that he would continue to support these issues as he is a Tamilian first and then an actor. Read Full Story

Madras HC quashes maintenance case against Dhanush
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , April 21 : The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Friday quashed the maintenance case filed against actor Dhanush by a couple from Melur, Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Madras HC refuses to transfer 'Baahubali 2' distribution rights to third party
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr. 13 : The Madras High Court on Thursday refused to transfer distribution rights to a third party for the release of the multi-lingual film 'Baahubali 2'. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth rebuffs reports of becoming Malacca's brand ambassador
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 31 : Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday dubbed as rumours reports suggesting that he would replace Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan as Malacca's ambassador. Read Full Story

Pranavananda Swami files complaint against Kamal Hassan over remarks on Mahabharata
Bengaluru (Karnataka) Mar. 26 : Pranavananda Swami from Basaveshwara Mutt on Sunday filed a police complaint against actor Kamal Hassan, alleging the latter of insulting Mahabharata. Read Full Story

Rajinikanth cancels his trip to Sri Lanka
Chennai, Mar 25 : Southern superstar Rajinikanth cancelled his trip to Sri Lanka where he was about to give away some homes for Tamils who were displaced, subjected to the requests of various Tamil parties, on Saturday, according to media reports. Read Full Story

PIL against Kamal Haasan for alleged derogatory remarks on Hindus
Chennai , Mar.21 : A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed against actor Kamal Haasan for his alleged derogatory remarks on Hindus. Read Full Story

Notice sent to S. P. Balasubrahmanyam for performing Ilayaraja's composition
New Delhi , Mar. 20 : Playback singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, who has been sent a legal notice by music maestro Ilayaraja for singing his compositions without his permission at an ongoing music tour, has termed the incident as 'unfortunate' and requested 'all friends, music lovers and especially all media persons, not to make I.Raja-SPB issue sensational.' Read Full Story

It's a wrap for Kajol-Dhanush starrer 'VIP2'!
New Delhi , Mar. 11 : Kajol has recently wrapped up the shoot for her upcoming Tamil film 'VIP 2,' alongside Dhanush. Read Full Story

Kamal Hasaan meets Queen of England at UK-India 2017
New Delhi , Mar. 1 : Actor Kamal Hasaan, who attended the reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace, recollected his 'Marudhanayagam' shooting days when she had visited his film's sets back in October 1997, during her brief stay in India. Read Full Story

Don't ban something. This is a democracy. I say, regulate: Kamal Haasan
New Delhi , Jan.24 : Asserting that the much-talked about bull-taming sport of Jallikattu needs to be regulated rather than banned, actor Kamal Haasan on Monday said that banning Jallikattu would clearly be a case of double-standard, as thousands of elephants go mad in Kerala every year in the name of culture. Read Full Story

Actor Kamal Hassan takes to Twitter to encourage non-violent protest for Jallikattu
New Delhi , Jan 23 : Amid the massive protests, across parts of Tamil Nadu, for a permanent resolution for conduction of Jallikattu, several actors, activists and politicians have taken to the streets to Read Full Story

'Miscreants' trying to hijack protest, bring bad name: Rajinikanth on Jallikattu protest
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 23 : Actor Rajinikanth on Monday asked protestors, who are protesting the ban of bull-taming sport, Jallikattu to end their protest as some 'miscreants' are trying to hijack the protest and bring a bad name to them. Read Full Story

South Indian Artists Association comes out in support of Jallikattu
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 20 : As protest over the lifting of ban on bull taming sport of Jallikattu mounts, members of South Indian Artists association, Nadigar Sangam on Friday came out weighing in to it. Read Full Story

Jallikattu protest is a revolution: Actor Vishal
Chennai(Tamil Nadu), Jan. 19 : Jallikattu protest storm is gaining momentum as Kollywood actor Vishal on Thursday called it a revolution and urged that the Centre should pass an ordinance in that regard. Read Full Story

Vijay, Surya support the protest against ban on Jallikattu
Chennai , Jan. 18 : Tollywood stars Ilayathalapathy Vijay and Surya have weighed in to the ongoing protest against the ban on Jallikattu. Read Full Story

Dhanush 'grateful' to his four million Twitter family
New Delhi , January 4 : The year starts with a celebration for superstar Dhanush as his Twitter family has increased to four million in number. Read Full Story

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan wishes Rajinikanth on his 66th b'day
New Delhi [India], Dec. 13 : Thalaiva Rajinikanth recently stepped into the 66th year of his life and Bollywood stars from Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan took to social media to shower him with some warm wishes. Read Full Story

Amul launches topical inspired by Rajinikanth's '2.0'
New Delhi [India], Nov. 23 : Be it political issues, or social issues or anything trending, Amul takes no time to come up with their version of the topic. Read Full Story

2.0 First Look: Salman turned up uninvited just to see 'Rajini garu'
Mumbai [India], Nov. 21 : Rajinikanth is indeed the Thalaiva, who can make biggies like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan take a bow before him. Read Full Story

Amazon Prime Video to exclusively stream Kollywood's biggest blockbusters - 'Kabali,' 'Theri'
New Delhi [India], Nov. 7 : Amazon today announced a long-term agreement with Tamil Nadu's most successful producer, Kalaipuli S Thanu's production company V Creations, making Amazon Prime Video India the exclusive subscription streaming home for two of the Tamil film industry's highest grossing films. Read Full Story

Tamil film 'Visaaranai' India's official entry for Oscar race
New Delhi , Sept.22 : So here's news for all the Indian films lovers to rejoice. Tamil film 'Visaaranai' (Interrogation), directed by Vetrimaaran has been chosen as India's official entry to the Oscars in the 'Best Foreign Language Film category.' Read Full Story

Can we expect a 'Kabali' sequel?
New Delhi , Aug. 30 : The fans have not yet recovered from the Kabali-fever and Pa. Rajnith and Rajinikanth are all set for a comeback. Read Full Story

Make way, 'Kabali' fever is here!
New Delhi, July 22 : Make way for the Thalaiva as we finally have the much awaited Rajnikanth-starrer 'Kabali.' Read Full Story

Small scene from Rajinikanth's 'Kabali' leaked online
Chennai, July 21 : A scene from Rajinikanth's upcoming film 'Kabali' has been leaked online, just days before its release in India. Read Full Story

Rajnikanth's 'Kabali' gets entertainment tax exemption
New Delhi, July 20 :After several companies announced a holiday on the day of its release, Rajnikanth's upcoming movie 'Kabali' has now been awarded tax exemption by the Tamil Nadu Government. Read Full Story

Aditi Rao Hydari is Mani Ratnam's new heroine
Mumbai, July 15 : It's almost every actresses' dream to work with the veteran director Mani Ratnam, whether its in Bollywood or down south. Read Full Story

Shruti Haasan: Twitter followers touch 4 million
Mumbai, July 9 : Actress and singer Shruti Haasan is now followed by four million netizens on Twitter. Read Full Story

Rajnikanth's 'Kabali' gets re-branded AirAsia aircraft
New Delhi, June 30 : AirAsia India, the official airline partner for Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kabali,' has unveiled its new re-branded aircraft featuring a livery dedicated to the upcoming movie and Rajni-fans. Read Full Story

What happened on 100th day of 'Robot 2' shoot?
New Delhi, June 15 : Superstar Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar have completed 100 days of shoot for their upcoming movie '2.o,' a sequel to2010-hit 'Enthiran.' Read Full Story

'Thodari' trailer launched
Chennai, June 6 : Trailer of southern superstar Dhanush's upcoming film 'Thodari' was released on Monday. Read Full Story

Complaint filed against Tamil actor Surya in case of 'assault'
Chennai, May 31 : A complaint has been filed against Tamil superstar Surya in an alleged case of assault, where he has been accused of attacking a youth who was having an altercation with a woman. Read Full Story

Priyamani gets engaged to Mustufa Raj
Mumbai, May 29 : Southern superstar Priyamani has got engaged with Mustufa Raj on Friday. Read Full Story

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