Chennai, April 25 : After taking the internet by storm with its "What if Batman was from Chennai" debut video, Put Chutney's next video will be a satirical take on the superheroes team Avengers called "What if Avengers were from South India".
Chennai, April 25 : In what promises to be a commercial entertainer, the first teaser of Suriya-starrer Tamil film "Masss", which was released on Saturday, has packed a punch, sending the actor's fans into a frenzy.
Chennai, April 25 : The producers of Kamal Haasan-starrer "Uttama Villain", which releases in cinemas on May 1, have given an undertaking in Madras High Court that they will settle all dues before release.
Chennai, April 25 : Tamil actor Shantanu Bhagyaraj, son of veteran filmmaker K. Bhagyaraj, will tie the knot with his childhood sweetheart Keerthi, a popular video jockey, here on Aug 21.
Mumbai, April 24 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has heaped praise on filmmaker Mani Ratnam's latest Tamil entertainer "O Kadhal Kanmani", saying the film is told in an endearing way, capturing the essence of the changing times.
Chennai, April 24 : Actor Kabir Duhan Singh will lock horns with Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar in his yet untitled 56th film in the language.
Chennai, April 24 : Actor Nara Rohit is set to reprise Sivakarthikeyan's role in the yet untitled Telugu remake of Tamil blockbuster "Maan Karate".
Chennai, April 22 : If industry sources are to be believed, superstar Rajinikanth and filmmaker S. Shankar are most likely to team up for the third time in a yet-untitled Tamil project, which is currently in discussion phase.
Chennai, April 22 : Known usually for making gutsy films that get embroiled in controversies, director Samy has played it safe this time. He says his forthcoming Tamil drama "Kangaroo" will be a clean family entertainer.
Chennai, April 21 : Actor Charandeep, who has teamed up with Tamil superstar Vijay for the second time in the upcoming film "Puli", says the latter's encouragement on the sets gave him confidence to perform well.
Chennai, April 21 : Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's latest Tamil outing "O Kadhal Kanmani", which has been raved about by critics and audiences alike, has minted over Rs.14 crore at the box office worldwide in the first four days since its release.
Chennai, April 21 : Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrencce's latest Tamil outing "Kanchana 2" is reaping gold at the box office. Tamil superstar Vijay recently called Raghava to congratulate on the film's success, and the latter is now planning a special screening for him.
Hyderabad, April 20 : Picture House Media, a leading production company, on Monday withdrew a cheating case it had filed against Shruti Haasan last month for walking out of one of their upcoming yet-untitled Telugu-Tamil bilingual projects.
Chennai, April 20 : After charming Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Kirron Kher and a host of other actresses in Bollywood, Gaurang Shah's creations are now sought by popular southern stars like Kajal Aggarwal and Amala Paul.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, April 20 : Actor Nakul, who was recently seen in sleeper hit "Tamiluku En Ondrai Azhuthavum" and has been part of the Tamil industry for over a decade, says critical success doesn't matter anymore as everybody has become money minded.
Chennai, April 20 : A day before the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, actress Tamannah Bhatia's jewellery line 'Wite & Gold' has gone live.
Chennai, April 20 : Comedy star Santhanam will be seen in a completely fresh and romantic avatar in upcoming Tamil romantic comedy "Inime Ippadi Thaan" says one of the film's directors, Prem Anand.
Chennai, April 20 : After charming Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Kirron Kher and a host of other actress in Bollywood, Gaurang Shah's creations are now sought by popular stars like Kajal Aggarwal and Amala Paul down south.
Chennai, April 19 : Kannada actress Nikita Thukral has been roped in for a special folk number in Vishal Krishna Reddy-starrer Tamil actioner "Paayam Puli".
Chennai, April 19 : Actor Prithvirajan, son of yesteryear actor-filmmaker Pandiarajan, will reprise his father's role in the eponymous remake of 1985 cult comedy "Aan Paavam".
Chennai, April 19 : Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrencce's latest Tamil horror-comedy "Kanchana 2" has grossed a whopping Rs.10.83 crore in the first two days in Tamil Nadu since its release on Friday.
Chennai, April 19 : Debutant director Rajesh, who is a long time associate of actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan and has worked with him in several of his films over the years, has been handed over the reins of the latter's next Tamil outing.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Kanchana 2"; Cast - Raghava Lawrencce, Taapse Pannu, Nitya Menen, Jayaprakash and Kovai Sarla; Director - Raghava Lawrencce; Rating: **1/2
By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "O Kadhal Kanmani"; Cast - Dulquer Salmaan, Nitya Menen, Prakash Raj and Leela Samson; Director - Mani Ratnam; Rating - ****
Chennai, April 18 : Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam enjoyed making his latest Tamil outing "O Kadhal Kanmani" in sync sound so much that he plans to make more movies using the same technique.
Chennai, April 17 : Actor-producer Dhanush said the Tamil drama "Kaaka Muttai", the latest outing from his home production Wunderbar Films, has made him proud even before its theatrical release.
Chennai, April 16 : Actress Lakshmi Menon will be seen playing Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar's sister in the actor's yet-untitled 56th film, which is expected to go on floors soon.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, April 15 : Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who awaits the release of Tamil romantic-drama "O Kadhal Kanmani", believes it's possible to experiment within the confines of mainstream cinema without being influenced by the number game.
Chennai, April 15 : The makers of upcoming Tamil film "Puli" recently shot the introduction song featuring superstar Vijay in a lavish set worth over Rs.50 million. Over 200 carpenters are said to have worked in the construction of the set.
Chennai, April 14 : Come May 1, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan and his actress-daughter Shruti Haasan will lock horns with their respective films - "Uttama Villain" and "Gabbar Is Back" - at the box office.
Chennai, April 14 : Producer Lingusamy says it is unfair to try and stall the release of Kamal Haasan-starrer "Uttama Villain" by bringing in old controversies associated with "Vishwaroopam".
Chennai, April 14 : Filmmaker Pandiraj roped in as many as 1,500 children to shoot a crucial sequence in his upcoming Tamil children's film "Haiku". He chose most of the children from a school in his hometown.
Chennai, April 14 : Popular southern producer R.B. Chaudhary, who has acquired the remake rights of recent Telugu hit "Pataas", plans to make the film in Tamil with his son Jiiva, who already has two projects in his kitty.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, April 13 : Born and raised in places outside India, actresses such as Amy Jackson, Nora Fatehi and Scarlett Wilson have crossed over continents to entertain audiences in southern filmdom where they've made a big splash and have won over fans.
Chennai, April 13 : Actor Nakul, who is happily basking in the success of his latest Tamil release "Tamiluku En Ondrai Azhuthavum", has been in a relationship for quite sometime now. He says the experience of being loved is life-changing.
Chennai, April 13 : Tamil actor Parthiban is set to dub in his own voice in his Kannada debut film "Dada Is Back". The film's director Santosh says the senior actor has been learning the language since the beginning of the film.
Chennai, April 12 : Debutant music composer Varshan says it's easy being an independent music artist but when it comes to composing tunes for films, one has to be wary about the pulse of the audience.
Chennai, April 12 : The sequel to 2011 Tamil blockbuster "Ko", which was helmed by K.V. Anand, has been announced with an all new team of actors. National Award-winning actor Simhaa will play the lead in the sequel.
Chennai, April 11 : The Indian National League (INL), a Muslim organisation, has joined the fight along side the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) against the release of Kamal Haasan-starrer "Uttama Villain", claiming the film will hurt religious sentiments.
Chennai, April 11 : Amanda, a trained ballet dancer from Australia, is making her Tamil debut in upcoming actioner "Saahasam", starring actor Prashanth. She has already shot for over a month for the film.
Chennai, April 10 : Coming down heavily on Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) call for a ban on Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain", its director Ramesh Aravind said there's nothing about the film that will offend any community.
Chennai, April 10 : Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam's much awaited Tamil romantic-drama "O Kadhal Kanmani" will release worldwide on April 17.
By Radhika Bhirani, Kuala Lumpur, April 9 : Actor-producer Anil Kapoor may call a truce with Tamil star Suriya, against whom he was reportedly planning legal action for launching a film titled "24" -- which happens to be the same as an international TV show, the remake rights of which rest with the "Mr. India" star.
Chennai, April 8 : Actress Adah Sharma is excited since for the second time in her career two of her forthcoming films - "Son of Satyamurthy" (SOS) and "Rana Vikrama" - are releasing around the same time.
Chennai, April 8 : Uthara Unnikrishnan, who bagged the National Award for her song in last year's Tamil drama "Saivam", has crooned again in G.V Prakash Kumar's composition in upcoming but yet-untitled film in the language featuring superstar Vijay.
Chennai, April 7 : Making a comeback after eight years to Tamil filmdom with upcoming drama "36 Vayadhinile", actress Jyotika says it was at the behest of her best friends and her actor-husband Suriya, she decided to don the greasepaint again.
Chennai, April 7 : Tamil thriller "Vil Ambu" is a film about how society influences common people and the role it plays in shaping their lives, says the makers of the venture.
Chennai, April 7 : Members of Hindu Vishwa Parishad (VHP) have called for a ban on actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain", claiming it will affect the religious sentiments of Hindi people.
Chennai, April 7 : Actor Ajay Ghosh, who is in awe of National Award-winning filmmaker Vetrimaaran, says the experience of working with him in upcoming Tamil thriller "Visaaranai" was inspiring.
Chennai, April 6 : Actor Vishal Krishna Reddy, who last week celebrated his completion of a decade in the Tamil filmdom, aims to support education for select girls with the help of all his fan clubs that have now been brought under one umbrella.
Chennai, April 6 : Popular comedian Vadivelu, who is busy wrapping up Tamil film "Eli", has attempted a high-octane action sequence for the movie. The scene was shot at a specially erected set here over a period of eight days.
Chennai, April 6 : Shruti Haasan has been roped in for Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar's yet-untitled next film, which will be helmed by Siruthai Siva and produced by A.M. Rathnam.
Chennai, Apr 4 : The tracks of Mani Ratnam's upcoming film 'O Kadhal Kanmani' has been released.
Chennai, April 4 : Popular yesteryear southern star Simran Bagga has finally decided to don the hat of a producer. She has announced that she plans to produce two projects this year in collaboration with her husband.
Los Angeles, April 4 : National Award-winning Tamil children's film "Kaaka Muttai" will have its US premiere at the forthcoming 13th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), which will take place here between April 8 and 12.
Chennai, April 4 : Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain", which was originally slated to release on April 10, is likely to be pushed ahead by about two weeks due to the delay in completion of visual effects (VFX) work.
Mumbai, April 3 : Actress-filmmaker Revathi, who last went behind the camera in 2010 with the short story "Parcel" in the anthology "Mumbai Cutting", says she will return to directing movies in the next two years.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, April 3 : Yesteryear actress Madhoo has starred in three southern films since her comeback a couple of years ago. She says it's tough to succeed and find good roles upon return, especially when boundaries are set.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi: Film- "Nannbenda"; Cast- Udhayanidhi Stalin, Santhanam, Nayantara, Rajendran, Sherin, Karunakaran and Pooja Ramachandran; Director- Jagadeesh; Rating- **
Mumbai, April 3 : Actor Suriya-starrer Tamil thriller "24", which will be helmed by Vikram Kumar, will go on floors here on April 8. The team plans to shoot a month-long schedule in the city before heading to other locations.