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Kids in 'Kadha Solla Porom' were trained for a year

Chennai, Oct 30 : Debutant filmmaker Kalyan says the children who play the lead roles in upcoming Tamil drama "Kadha Solla Porom", underwent a year's training for the characters they essay in the film.

'Kaaviya Thalaivan' to be promoted via road trip

Chennai, Oct 30 : The makers of upcoming Tamil period drama "Kaaviya Thalaivan" have decided to go on a road trip to promote the film. The team will visit key towns in Tamil Nadu to meet audiences and engage with them in a lot of activities.

'Goli Soda' boys reunite for a film on educational system

Chennai, Oct 30 : The four boys who played the lead in this year's Tamil blockbuster "Goli Soda", have reunited for Tamil film "Vajram", which will deal with the problems prevailing in the educational system.

'Kaththi' inching towards Rs.100 crore mark

Chennai, Oct 30 : A.R. Murugadoss-directed Tamil actioner "Kaththi", which has raked in Rs.82 crore till Wednesday at the box-office worldwide, is now inching towards Rs.100 crore club. It is now the biggest hit in the language for the year.

Kaaviya Thalaivan to release next week

Chennai, October 29: Kaaviya Thalaivan, the Tamil historical fiction movie directed by Vasanthabalan is expected to release on 7th November 2014.

Anchoring helped me to be better actor: Murli Ram

Chennai, Oct 29 : Tamil actor Murli Ram, former video jockey, says the experience he gained while interviewing several popular actors as an anchor came in handy when he donned the greasepaint.

Raghava Lawrence to build temple for his mother

Chennai, Oct 29 : Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrence, who is currently busy with Tamil films "Muni 3" and "Oru Ticketil Rendu Cinema", has decided to build a temple for his mother in his father's hometown Poovirundhavali in Tamil Nadu.

Actor Vijay, director Murugadoss sued for defamation

Madurai, Oct 28 : Tamil actor Vijay, director A.R. Murugadoss and producers Lyca Production have been slapped with a defamation suit for making a reference to the 2G spectrum case in their recently released Tamil actioner "Kaththi".

'Pisasu' an exploration of the ghost world: Mysskin

Chennai, Oct 28 : Filmmaker Mysskin says his upcoming Tamil paranormal thriller "Pisasu" is an attempt to explore the ghost world, apart from scaring the audience.

Kamal Haasan will have three releases in 2015

Chennai, Oct 28 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrers "Uttama Villain", "Papanasam" and "Vishwaroopam", which have all been wrapped up, are likely to hit the theatres through the course of next year.

'Kutram...' has something for everyone: Actress Radhika

Chennai, Oct 27 : Upcoming Tamil thriller "Kutram Kadithal", which has been selected for three popular film festivals, is a movie that will "communicate to the masses" and has something for everybody in the audience, says actress Radhika Prasidhha.

Rahman never lets his singers get nervous: Nikhita Gandhi

Chennai, Oct 27 : Playback singer Nikhita Gandhi, who has crooned her first title track for A.R. Rahman in upcoming Tamil magnum opus "I", says the double Oscar winning composer never lets his singers get nervous.

Two versions of 'Kitna' for different audiences: Samuthirakani

Chennai, Oct 27 : Actor-filmmaker Samuthirakani, who recently revealed that he will be releasing two different versions of his upcoming Tamil directorial "Kitna", says the move is to cater to different sections of the audience.

Kamal Haasan's 'Papanasam' wrapped up

Chennai, Oct 27 : The principal shooting of Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil thriller "Papanasam", a remake of Malayalam blockbuster "Drishyam", has been wrapped up. Now the film is set to get into post-production.

Dubbed versions of 'Happy New Year' doing well too!

Chennai, Oct 26 : If Bollywood offering "Happy New Year" collected a whopping Rs.44.97 crore on the first day, its Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions jointly raked in Rs.2.39 score on the opening day. It's said to be the highest collection for a dubbed Hindi film on the release day.

Fans unveil Tamil actor Vijay's statue

Chennai, Oct 26 : Fans of Tamil actor Vijay Sunday unveiled a wax statue of their star at a theatre here.

Vijay gave me 'best' gift: Amala Paul

Chennai, Oct 26 : Actress Amala Paul, who turned 23 Sunday, is excited about a gift her filmmaker-husband A.L. Vijay has presented her. Currently in Macau on a holiday, she says "it's the best gift a woman could ever wish for".

Japan amazing location to shoot duets: Mani Nagaraj

Chennai, Oct 26 : Debutant director Mani Nagaraj, who plans to shoot two songs in Japan from upcoming Tamil film "Pencil", says the "Land of The Rising Sun" has some unexplored beautiful locations to shoot duets.

S.J Suryah returns Vishnuvardhan's favour

Chennai, Oct 25 : Actor-filmmaker S.J Suryah, who roped in filmmaker Vishnuvardhan to play a crucial role in upcoming Tamil film "Isai", has returned the favour by playing a cameo in the latter's forthcoming directorial "Yatchan".

Leaders condole death of Tamil actor Rajendran

Chennai, Oct 24 : Cutting across party lines, leaders Friday condoled the death of veteran Tamil actor S.S. Rajendran popularly known as SSR, who passed away at a private hospital here. He was 86.

Actor Rahman joins Tamil remake of 'How Old...'

Chennai, Oct 24 : Southern actor Rahman, popular for films like "Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal", "Sangamam" and "Singam 2", will play a key role in a yet-untitled Tamil remake of recent Malayalam hit "How Old Are You".

Veteran Tamil actor S.S. Rajendran dead

Chennai, Oct 24 : Tamil cinema's Yesteryear actor S.S. Rajendran, who was battling for life at a private hospital here, breathed his last Friday. He was 85.

'Masss' poster not copied: Venkat Prabhu

Chennai, Oct 24 : Filmmaker Venkat Prabhu has quashed rumours that the first poster of his upcoming Tamil directorial "Masss", which was recently unveiled, is copied from one of the posters of Hollywood film "The Bourne Ultimatum".

'Kaththi' mints Rs.15.4 crore on release day

Chennai, Oct 23 : Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" has collected a whopping Rs.15.4 crore on the first day in the country. It's expected to register a record opening weekend at the box office, says an expert.

Honoured that 'X' will open SAIFF: Sudhish Kamath

Chennai, Oct 23 : Sudhish Kamath is "honoured" that "experimental" film "X", co-directed by 10 more independent filmmakers, has been selected to open the forthcoming 11th South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF).

'Poojai': All action, no soul (Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi: Film- "Poojai"; Cast- Vishal Krishna Reddy, Shruti Haasan, Sathyaraj, Mukesh Tiwari, Soori, Radikaa Sarath Kumar, Thalaivasal Vijay, Jayaprakash; Director- Hari Gopalakrishnan; Rating- **

'Kaththi': Unrealistic and preachy (Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi: Film- "Kaththi"; Cast- Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Satish; Director- A.R. Murugadoss; Rating- **1/2

Cinematographer Ashok Kumar passes away

Chennai, Oct 22 : Ace southern cinematographer Ashok Kumar Agarwal, who was battling for life here for over the last six months with "health-related issues", passed away Wednesday.

Vijay assures smooth release of 'Kaththi'

Chennai, Oct 21 : Actor Vijay has assured that his Tamil film "Kaththi", whose release seemed doubtful after Tamil groups protested against the film due to its producers' alleged "unproven link" with Sri Lankan government, will hit the screens Wednesday.

Tamil actioner 'Kaththi' to release Wednesday

Chennai, Oct 20 : The makers of Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" Monday confirmed that the film would be released Wednesday.

Telugu actor hopes 'Porkuthirai' finds him more work in Tamil films

Chennai, Oct 20 : Telugu actor Chaitanya Krishna, who has starred in Tamil film "Rowthiram" earlier in his career, hopes to find more work in the industry through his upcoming Tamil revenge drama "Porkuthirai".

Important to respect producer's money, time: Director Hari

Chennai, Oct 20 : Director Hari Gopalakrishnan, who is awaiting the release of forthcoming Tamil film "Poojai", says he gives prime importance and respect to the producer who invests money and time in a film.

'Kaththi' release in Tamil Nadu uncertain

Chennai, Oct 20 : The release of Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" Wednesday in Tamil Nadu looks uncertain due to an 'unproven link' between the film's producer Lyca Productions' and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Tamil film 'Kutram Kadithal' makes it to IFFI

Chennai, Oct 19 : Upcoming Tamil thriller "Kutram Kadithal" has been selected for the Indian Panorama section of the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa next month.

Nagarjuna, Karthi to team up for bilingual

Chennai, Oct 18 : Actors Akkineni Nagarjuna and Karthi will soon join hands for the first time to work in a yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu film, to be directed by Vamsi Paidapally.

Sriya Reddy celebrates Diwali with Theni residents

Chennai, Oct 18 : Actress Sriya Reddy, who has been shooting in southern Tamil Nadu's Theni area for her upcoming Tamil comedy "Andaava Kanom", decided to celebrate this year's Diwali in advance with the people in the locality since she's been moved by their warmth.

Rajinikanth dubbed for 'Lingaa' in 24 hours?

Chennai, Oct 18 : Superstar Rajinikanth has dubbed for his upcoming Tamil film "Lingaa" at a lightning speed. He is said to have finished dubbing for it in less than 24 hours, much to the surprise of the film's crew.

Rajasekar excited to launch Jayaprada's son

Chennai, Oct 17 : Veteran actress Jayaprada's son Siddharth aka Siddhu will be making his cinematic debut in Tamil romantic-comedy "Uyyire Uyyire", a remake of Telugu blockbuster "Ishq". The film's director A. Rajasekar is glad to have the opportunity to launch Siddhu.

I'd like to produce one film a year: Sibiraj

Chennai, Oct 17 : Actor Sibiraj, who has produced Tamil action-thriller "Naaigal Jaakirathai", says he would like to produce at least one film a year going forward - and that may be with or without him in the lead.

Heroine not confirmed for Dhanush-Velraj project

Chennai, Oct 17 : Director R. Velraj, who plans to reunite with actor Dhanush for the second time after the success of Tamil film "Vela Illa Pattathari", is yet to sign a heroine yet for the project. He says he's still busy finishing the script.

'All is well', says Kamal Haasan on injury rumour

Chennai, Oct 16 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is currently shooting in Kerala for Tamil thriller "Papanasama, said Thursday that he wasn't injured while shooting as being speculated and "all is well" with him.

Not sure if next film with Suriya is 'Singam 3': Director Hari

Chennai, Oct 16 : Filmmaker Hari Gopalakrishnan, who has confirmed that he's teaming up with actor Suriya for the fifth time soon, isn't sure whether they will be working on the third part in the "Singam" franchise.

Delhi Ganesh to launch son in home production

Chennai, Oct 16 : Veteran Tamil actor Delhi Ganesh, popular for films such as "Avvai Shanmugi" and "Kalyana Samayal Saadham", is set to launch his son Mahadevan in a yet-untitled Tamil movie. He plans to produce it under his home banner.

'Yaamirukka Bayamey' to be remade in Kannada

Chennai, Oct 15 : Recent Tamil blockbuster "Yaamirukka Bayamey", a horror-comedy, is all set to remade in Kannada as "Namo Bootha Athma".

Southern film actors donate for cyclone-hit victims

Chennai, Oct 15 : Popular Tamil actors such as Suriya, Vishal Krishna Reddy and Kajal Agarwal Wednesday announced donations to the Chief Minister's relief fund for the victims of cyclone Hudhud, which struck the Andhra Pradesh coast Sunday.

Working with dog in 'Naaigal...' has made me a better actor: Sibiraj

Chennai, Oct 15 : Actor Sibiraj, who shares screen space with Idoh, a Belgian Shepherd, in upcoming Tamil action-thriller "Naaigal Jaakirathai", says working alongside a dog has made him a better actor. He says the uniqueness of the script attracted him to the project.

'Darling' will outdo 'Prema Katha Chitram': Prakash Kumar

Chennai, Oct 15 : Composer-actor G.V. Prakash Kumar, who will next be seen in Tamil horror-comedy "Darling", says the film will be far better than its Telugu original "Prema Katha Chitram".

'Darling' will outperform 'Prema Katha Chitram': G. V Prakash Kumar

Chennai, Oct 15 : Southern composer-turned-actor G. V Prakash Kumar, who will next be seen in Tamil horror-comedy "Darling", says the film will be far better than its Telugu original "Prema Katha Chitram".

Karunakaran to play lead in Radha Mohan's next

Chennai, Oct 14 : After impressing audiences in a titular character in recent Tamil comedy "Aadama Jaichomada", actor Karunakaran has bagged yet another lead role in filmmaker Radha Mohan's next Tamil project.

Love working with young breed of actors: Prakash Raj

Chennai, Oct 13 : Actor Prakash Raj, who is currently busy shooting for Mani Ratnam's yet-untitled Tamil film, says he's really enjoying working with the young breed of actors in the film.

Vikram putting extra effort for Hindi dubbing of 'I'

Chennai, Oct 12 : Actor Vikram, who has been dubbing for his upcoming Tamil film 'I' in Hindi over the last few days, is said to be putting in extra effort to get his lines right. He's apparently spending hours to prepare and dub in Hindi without an accent.

Mysskin ropes in Hong Kong-based stuntman for 'Pisasu'

Chennai, Oct 12 : Filmmaker Mysskin has collaborated with Hong Kong-based stuntman Tony Leung Siu Hung for the second time in his upcoming Tamil paranormal thriller "Pisasu". He has choreographed the crucial climax portion of the film.

G.V. Prakash has underplayed in 'Darling': Sam Anton

Chennai, Oct 12 : Debutant filmmaker Sam Anton, who has cast G.V. Prakash Kumar in the upcoming Tamil horror-comedy "Darling", says the composer has delivered a restrained performance in most parts of the film.

Mumbai-based production house set for Tamil film debut

Chennai, Oct 12 : ASA Production, a company based out of Mumbai, is making its Tamil debut with upcoming yet-untitled film featuring actress Raai Laxmi in the lead. The project is said to be a high-budget venture.

Charmme is a wonderful dancer: S.D. Vijay Milton

Chennai, Oct 11 : Filmmaker S.D. Vijay Milton has roped in actress Charmme for an item number in his upcoming Tamil film "10 Enrathukulla" as he finds her to be a wonderful dancer, who can add "life" to a song.

Five top Tamil stars to do film for a cause

Chennai, Oct 10 : Popular Tamil film actors like Vishal Krishna Reddy, Arya, Karthi, Jiiva and Jeyam Ravi will join hands to work in a yet-untitled Tamil film free of cost. The profits earned through the film will be invested in the construction of a new building for South Indian Film Artistes Association (SIFAA) aka Nadigar Sangam.

Kamal Haasan joins 'Papanasam' team in Kerala

Thodupuzha (Kerala), Oct 10 : After a short break, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will resume shooting for Tamil thriller "Papanasam" here Friday. The film is the remake of Malayalam blockbuster "Drishyam".

Directors should start careers with small films: Ravi K. Chandran

Chennai, Oct 9 : Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Ravi K. Chandran, who recently made his directorial debut with Tamil actioner "Yaan", feels directors should start their careers with small films to prove themselves and get noticed.

Ten Tamil films lined up for release Friday

Chennai, Oct 9 : The Tamil box office usually witnesses a maximum of four releases every week, but a record 10 releases are slated to hit the screens Friday. It's not a healthy trend, says a trade expert.

'Katha Sollaporom' will be another 'Pasanga': Director

Chennai, Oct 9 : Debutant director Kalyan assures that upcoming Tamil children's drama "Katha Sollaporom" will be the next "Pasanga", which is another critically-acclaimed children's film in the language.

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