Chennai, March 1 : Composer-turned-actor G.V. Prakash Kumar, who made his acting debut in Tamil horror-thriller "Darling", said he had shed some inhibitions before donning the actor's hat.
Chennai, March 1 : Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon's upcoming Tamil romantic-drama with actor Silambarasan aka Simbu has been titled "Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada", inspired by a popular song.
Chennai, March 1 : Director Babu Thooyavan says his upcoming Tamil directorial "Katham Katham", which is about ego clash between two police characters, is based on true stories from real life police officers.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Kaaki Sattai"; Cast -Sivakarthikeyan, Sri Divya, Prabhu, Vijay Raaz, Imman Annachi, Nagineedu, Manobala and Vidyullekha Raman; Director - R.S Durai Senthil Kumar; Rating - ***
Chennai, Feb 28 : Upcoming Tamil film "Kallappadam", a story about how first-timers try and make a film, has been chosen in the foreign feature film category in the upcoming Revelation Perth International Film Festival and the Melbourne Underground Film Festival.
Chennai, Feb 28 : Actress Neetu Chandraa, who is currently shooting for Tamil musical thriller "Vaigai Express", got bruised while performing an action sequence on the sets of the film here.
Chennai, Feb 28 : Tamil lyricist Thamarai, who is popular for her work in films such as "Minnale" and "Yennai Arindhaal", says she has decided to launch a protest to find out the whereabouts of her husband who went missing a few months back.
Chennai, Feb 28 : The much awaited trailer of ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic-drama "Ok Kanmani", which features Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen in the lead, will be unveiled online Sunday.
By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Feb 27 : All the talk of Kamal Haasan doing the Tamil version of Rajkumar Hirani's directorial "PK", is just talk, no more, says the actor.
Chennai, Feb 27 : Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon has put his singing ability to good use by crooning a number in filmmaker Radha Mohan's upcoming Tamil comedy "Uppu Karuvadu".
Chennai, Feb 26 : On his 34th wedding anniversary Thursday, superstar Rajinikanth briefly spent some time with his fans here at his residence.
Chennai, Feb 26 : Canadian sound mixer Craig Mann, who pocketed an Oscar for his work in "Whiplash", has also worked on Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain". Congratulating Craig on the win, Kamal said he felt like his team had won the award.
Chennai, Feb 26 : Actor Vivekh, who was last lauded for his role in Ajith Kumar-starrer "Yennai Arindhaal", will be next seen in two contrasting roles in upcoming Tamil comedy "Appatakkar".
Chennai, Feb 26 : Director A. Venkatesh says comedy is an inevitable part of all his films irrespective of their genre because he believes it's the secret to produce a wholesome entertainer for the masses.
Chennai, Feb 25 : Actor-producer Udhayanidhi Stalin, who has so far been seen only in romantic roles, will feature in an action avatar for the first time in his career in upcoming yet-untitled Tamil romantic-thriller. He is paired with Amy Jackson in the film.
Chennai, Feb 25 : Actor Suriya and filmmaker Hari Gopalakrishnan will join hands for the third time to make the third part in the highly successful Tamil film "Singam" franchise. The project is expected to roll from the end of this year.
Chennai, Feb 25 : Actress Neetu Chandraa, who was last seen in 2013 Tamil thriller "Aadhi Bhagavan", has started shooting for new project "Vaigai Express" in the same language. She's excited about playing a dual role in the film.
Chennai, Feb 24 : Director Durai Senthil Kumar says actor Sivakarthikeyan, who is usually seen in romantic and comic roles, has worked really hard to play a policeman in forthcoming Tamil actioner "Kaaki Sattai".
Chennai, Feb 24 : Actress Simran will be essaying a significant role in composer-turned-actor G.V. Prakash Kumar-starrer "Trisha Illana Nayantara". She will join the sets of the film from March.
Chennai, Feb 24 : Actors Arya and Anushka Shetty have teamed up for the second time in upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual "Size Zero". The film will be helmed by the son of veteran Telugu filmmaker K. Raghavendra Rao.
Chennai, Feb 24 : Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli's highly anticipated Telugu-Tamil bilingual period-drama "Baahubali", which has been on floors for nearly two years, will release worldwide May 22.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Feb 24 : Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, who is basking in the success of his latest Tamil release "Yennai Arindhaal", says he realised he can also make commercial films through his experience of working in the film.
Chennai, Feb 23 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan Monday said he has lost a great friend, following the sudden death of Tamil director R.C. Sakthi.
Chennai, Feb 23 : Popular Tamil director R.C Sakthi, who launched Kamal Haasan in a lead role, breathed his last Monday at a private hospital here. He was 75.
Chennai, Feb 23 : Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrence-directed Tamil horror-comedy "Muni 3" has been rechristened "Kanchana 2".
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Feb 22 : Tamil actor Sivakarthikeyan, who has four back-to-back hits in his kitty, says it's unfair for him to be compared with superstar Rajinikanth. He also says he has no desire to get into his shoes or be called his successor.
Chennai, Feb 21 : Filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj will start shooting his next Tamil project "Iraivi" from April. It features an ensemble cast of S.J Suryah, Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha and Karunakaran.
Chennai, Feb 21 : Director S.N. Sakthivel says stuntman-turned-comedian Rajendran, who plays an important role in upcoming Tamil comedy "Ivanuku Thannila Gandam", is a big asset for the film.
Chennai, Feb 21 : Actor Prajin will romance seven heroines in an upcoming Tamil thriller "Mirantavan", which is said to portray an incident inspired from real-life events in an honest manner.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Tamiluku En Ondrai Azhuthavum"; Cast - Dinesh, Nakul Jaidev, Bindu Madhavi, Aishwarya Dutta, Sathish, Manobala, Urvashi; Director - Ramprakash Rayappa; Rating - ***1/2
Chennai, Feb 18 : Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, who is currently basking in the success of his latest Tamil release "Yennai Arindhaal", says the film was meant to have traces of his earlier films because it was part of a trilogy.
Chennai, Feb 18 : Actress Aditi Chengappa says the experience of romancing two different heroes almost at the same time for upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual "Moone Moondru Vaarthai" was extremely challenging.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Feb 17 : Multi-talented actress Pooja Kumar, who will soon be seen in Kamal Haasan-starrer "Uttama Villain" and "Vishwaroopam 2", says she'd like to bring experiences of her life into acting.
Chennai, Feb 17 : Actor Sivakarthikeyan, who plays a policeman in his forthcoming Tamil action-drama "Kaaki Sattai", said wearing the khaki for the first time in his career made him emotional as it reminded him of his late father.
Chennai, Feb 17 : The Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council (TFPC) has strongly condemned the decision of the distributors of "Lingaa" to go on a mass begging protest and hold superstar Rajinikanth accountable for the film's losses.
Chennai, Feb 17 : Rubbishing death rumours, veteran Tamil actress Manorama, who was unwell a few months ago, said she's absolutely alright now and has also agreed to act in three new films.
Chennai, Feb 16 : Distributors of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer "Lingaa", who demanded compensation for the heavy losses incurred while distributing and exhibiting the film, have decided go on a mass begging protest.
Chennai, Feb 16 : Actor Nakul, who was last seen in sports drama "Vallinam", says he flirted with danger when he climbed a tall mobile tower while shooting for his forthcoming Tamil social thriller "Tamiluku En Ondrai Azhuthavum".
Chennai, Feb 14 : Following in the footsteps of filmmaker Shankar, who helped to release his assistant's Tamil comedy "Kappal" last year, filmmaker Mysskin has decided to release his assistant's Tamil directorial debut "Kallappadam".
Chennai, Feb 14 : E.R. Azhar Kaashif, nephew of double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, is making his musical debut with the Tamil single titled "Kannaley", which was unveiled on Valentine's Day Saturday.
Chennai, Feb 14 : Actor Arya says upcoming Tamil comedy "Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga", which also features his best friend and comedian Santhanam, will be high on bromance, along the lines of their last film "Boss Engira Bhaskaran".
Mumbai, Feb 12 : Appreciation is a constant nudge to perform better, says actress and singer Shruti Haasan, daughter of actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan.
Chennai, Feb 12 : Filmmaker Pandiraj's next Tamil outing, which is produced by actor Suriya, has been titled "Haiku". He says it will be his trilogy of children's films after the critically acclaimed "Marina" and "Pasanga".
Chennai, Feb 12 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has three films ready for release, is scouting locations in Mauritius for his next yet-untitled Tamil project.
Chennai, Feb 12 : Director Sujeeth has denied reports that he will direct the Tamil version of his Telugu directorial debut "Run Raja Run". He says he's busy finishing the script of his next project with actor Prabhas.
Chennai, Feb 11 : "Issaq" fame Amyra Dastur, who is making her Tamil debut in forthcoming romantic-drama "Anegan", says her co-star Dhanush helped her overcome the fear of the language, which was alien to her.
Chennai, Feb 11 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain" will hit the theatres April 2. Eros International has bagged the theatrical rights of the film along with its Telugu dubbed version.
Chennai, Feb 11 : Filmmaker Selvaraghavan, whose last Tamil directorial "Irandam Ulagam" turned out to be a damp squib, will direct actor Silambarasan aka Simbu in his next yet-untitled project in the language.
Chennai, Feb 9 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is likely to play the lead in the Tamil remake of Hindi blockbuster "PK", if sources are to believed.
Chennai, Feb 7 : Actress Trisha Krishnan has signed filmmaker Thiru Krishnamurthy's yet-untitled next Tamil project, to be produced by her fiance Varun Manian under his home banner Radiance Media.
Chennai, Feb 7 : Having spent nearly a decade doing mainstream commercial cinema, actress Kajal Aggarwal, who is busy shooting for Tamil comedy "Maari", says she wants to experiment with independent films and filmmakers.
Chennai, Feb 7 : Director Deekay, whose Tamil directorial debut "Yaamirukka Bayamey" turned out to be a blockbuster last year, will next team up with actor Jiiva in a yet-untitled film in the language.
Chennai, Feb 7 : Actor-producer Udhayanidhi Stalin, who is awaiting the release of Tamil romantic-comedy "Nanbenda", will soon start working on a yet-untitled project with Amy Jackson and another with filmmaker Ahmed.
Chennai, Feb 7 : Actor Ajith Kumar's Tamil action-thriller "Yennai Arindhaal", despite hitting the screens on a weekday, managed to gross Rs.20.83 crore within the first two days of release in Tamil Nadu.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi: Film- "Yennai Arindhaal"; Cast- Ajith Kumar, Trisha Krishnan, Anushka Shetty, Vivekh, Arun Vijay, Nasser, Ashish Vidyarthi and Daniel Balaji; Director- Gautham Vasudev Menon; Rating- ***1/2
Chennai, Feb 6 : Actor Samuthirakani, who was roped in to play a key role in upcoming Tamil biopic "Kamaraj - The Kingmaker", didn't take any remuneration for his contribution the film as he wanted it to be a tribute to the great leader.
Chennai, Feb 6 : Director AMR Ramesh says he wants to cast Manisha Koirala in his upcoming Tamil-Kannada bilingual "Game". He says he has met her and discussed the film's story with her. Now he's awaits the actress' nod.
By Sandeep Sharma, New Delhi, Feb 6 : Sharing the frame with a stalwart like Amitabh Bachchan and a star actor like Dhanush in her debut movie "Shamitabh" has helped Akshara Haasan imbibe a valuable learning for her film journey - that she must treat every new project as her first.
Mumbai, Feb 5 : Veteran actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika's younger daughter Akshara Haasan, who is making her debut in Bollywood with "Shamitabh", says she had started working on her Hindi diction six months before the film went on floors.
By Nivedita, New Delhi, Feb 4 : He's that rare humble, grounded and modest talented actor who considers stardom "nothing more than a little extra attention than the normal crowd". That's Dhanush for you.