Tamil Cinema News

Nivedhaa: New Comer In Tamil Film Industry Bags Two Projects
January 21, 2011 : Tollywood is surely brimming with new talent these days. The latest to join the Tamil film industry is a young and happening girl called Nivedhaa. This girl bagged lead roles in two of the big upcoming projects which are under great film directors like Sriranjan and Devanand. Read Full Story

Rambha Brings Her Bundle Of Joy: A Baby Girl
January 20, 2011 : The south Indian actress Rambha has brought into the world her bundle of joy on Januray 14th. She gave birth to a baby girl in Canada's Mount Sinai Hospital at Toronto. The actress has been a glamour queen during the 90s and delivered some major hits in both Bollywood and film industry of south India. Read Full Story

Andrea Jeremiah Would Love To Pursue Academics Than Acting In Kollywood!
January 20, 2011 : Kollywood singer turned actress Andrea Jeremiah has seen success in both the fields. She is only two films old and has done a cameo in 2005 movie Kanda Naal Mudhal. Now, her next movie Erandam Ulagam stars Dhanush opposite her. With such a promising acting career in hand, Andrea says that she would love to continue her academics rather than acting in Kollywood films if given a chance. Read Full Story

Preetika Thinks Retro Look Should Return
January 20, 2011 : Fashion has no fixed rules and no special formula as it changes from person to person. Model turned actress Preetika has also set her own fashion, which is very trendy and cool. She does not like going overboard and believes in looking chic by wearing trendy clothes. Read Full Story

Is The Association Between Simbu And Bharath Becoming Bitter?
January 19, 2011 : Simbu is a rather prominent actor of the Tamil film world, who has also performed the tasks of a playback vocalist and songwriter. He has also donned the mantle of a director. Simbu commenced his film career by enacting numerous insignificant roles as a child artist in the movies produced by his illustrious father, T Rajendar. Simbu premiered as the male protagonist in a Tamil film in 2002 under his Dad's direction. Subsequent to that, Simbu has acted out the chief roles in a variety of Tamil films. Some of his commercially victorious movies include Manmadhan, Vallavan, Silambattam, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, etc. Read Full Story

Sneha Stands Up For Polio Free Program
January 19, 2011 : The South Indian star Sneha is now standing up for the polio eradication campaign. The smiling beauty joined hands at the SRM University with the Pondicherry Rotary Club for a fund raiser for the cause. Taking time out from her busy filming schedule, the actress stated that since her father was associated with the Rotary Club, it just motivated her to be part of the campaign. Read Full Story

Tamil Nadu Government To Honour Illayaraaja With M.S. Subbulakshmi Award
January 19, 2011 : The Tamil Nadu government has issued a press note on Monday informing that it is going to honour the music maestro Illayaraaja with the prestigious M.S. Subbulakshmi award. The award is conferred in memory of the noted Carnatic musician M.S. Subbulakshmi. Read Full Story

Suriya In High Demand In Kollywood These Days
January 18, 2011 : Kollywood star Suriya is enjoying his best time this year as he is in high demand by all the filmmakers. He is now the hottest property of Tamil films now and everyone wants to get his dates. Read Full Story

Exciting Time For Actress, Taapsee, As Her Film, Aadukalam, Releases During The Combo Of Pongal And Lohri
January 15, 2011 : Taapsee, who is a Sikh actress with ancestral roots in Punjab, is, presently, in Chennai to advertise her debut film with co-star, Dhanush, and the movie's director, Vetri Maaran. Read Full Story

Karthi, Dhanush And Vijay: Clash Of The Titans
January 14, 2011 : With just 4 days left for the festive occasion of Pongal, the Kollywood fans are curiously awaiting the release of big tickets - Kaavalan, Siruthai and Aadukalam. After many years, this is the first time Pongal is having so many big releases. Vijay-Asin starrer Kaavalan is a remake of Malayalam movie Bodyguard that was a sleeper hit in Mollywood. Director Siddique, maker of Bodyguard has wielded megaphone for the remake version as well. After a long sabbatical interval, Vijay makes his comeback with a breezy romantic entertainer laced with more humor and emotions. Read Full Story

Harris Jayaraj's Musical Treats In 2011
January 14, 2011 : For the ardent fans of Harris Jayaraj disappointed for not having any releases from the music director in 2010 have more reasons to smile now. Aye! Harris has more albums awaited for this year. Engeyum Kadhal that was released during the last week of December is generating huge waves in audio stores. Almost all the songs have become top-charting numbers with 'Thee Illai' and 'Nenjil Nenjil' being acclaimed as the stupendous romantic melodies. Read Full Story

Jeeva's 4 Releases In 2011
January 14, 2011 : 2010 had just a single release from Jeeva titled Katcheri Arambam that rocked at box office spinning good profits. This year, the actor will have whole lot of releases that includes K.V. Anand's KO, Kannan's Vandhan Vendran, Singam Puli and Roudram. Read Full Story

Nadar Community Stages Protest Outside Karthi's Residence
January 14, 2011 : The members of Nadar community staged protest against Karthi's residence in T. Nagar this morning at Chennai. Karthi's upcoming film Siruthai features him in the role of a pickpocket named 'Rocket Raja', which happens to be the name of their community leader as well. Since the film's teaser shows the character in a bad light, the members were infuriated feeling that their leader's name has been damaged. Read Full Story

'Sooran' To Showcase The Not So Pleasant Side Of Chennai!
January 14, 2011 : Sooran, the highly anticipated flick directed by Balu Narayanan is making huge waves. With Sooran, Balu has promised to present Chennai from a completely different perspective. Let's hope Balu succeeds in throwing a new light on Chennai. Mr. Director will leave the usual posh Chennai with tall buildings, hoardings and star hotels behind and focus on the northern part, which is not full of riches and swanky hangouts but nonetheless an integral part of the city. Read Full Story

Movie Preview: Siruthai
January 13, 2011 : Film: Siruthai Read Full Story

K. Balachander Honoured With Akkineni Nageswara Rao Award 2010
January 13, 2011 : Veteran Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander has been honoured with the Akkineni Nageswara Rao Award 2010 at a recent event held in Hyderabad. The award was jointly presented to him by Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and Veerappa Moily, Union Minister for Law and Justice. Read Full Story

UTV Motion Pictures Gets Release Rights Of 'Irandam Ulagam'
January 12, 2011 : The latest reports suggest that the release rights of director Selvaraghavan's latest film Irandam Ulagam, has been acquired by UTV Motion Pictures. This movie will first time seen the pairing of Dhanush and Andrea. Read Full Story

Kabir Bedi Signed For Vasantha Balan's 'Aravaan'
January 12, 2011 : Veteran Hindi actor Kabir Bedi, who is well known as the international icon will make his debut in Tamil film industry through the movie Aravaan. The film is directed by Vasantha Balan and is produced by T. Siva of Amma Creations. Touted to be a period film, the movie features Aadhi of Eeram and Mirugam fame in lead role while actress Dhansika of Peranmai fame and Malayalam actress Archana will share the screen space with him. Pasupathy, who had earlier won accolades for his best performance in Vasanth Balan's Veyil, has joined hands with the filmmaker again. Read Full Story

Sampath Is Happy To Play Bharath's Father In 'Yuvan Yuvathi'
January 11, 2011 : Sampath, who is usually known for his villainous character, is going to play father first time on-screen. He plays actor Bharath's dad in the film, which elaborates the relationship of father and son. Read Full Story

'Udumban' To Revive Native Martial Arts In Kollywood
January 10, 2011 : Kollywood is undergoing a revolutionary phase when it comes to action scenes! Usually, filmmakers prefer to go for the martial art forms like silambattam, karate, kung fu, boxing and kick-boxing. But recently, a revolutionary transformation has been noticed in action sequences in Tamil films. In mid 2010, Madarasapattinam, written and directed by A. L.Vijay explored the age old 'wrestling' and it became a craze among the viewers. Read Full Story

Prithvi In Critical Condition After Fire Accident
January 8, 2011 : South Indian actor Prithvi has been seriously injured in an accident while filming a song sequence for his upcoming Kollywood venture Pathinettan Kudi. The actor is presently housed at the Apollo Hospital in Madurai, the location where the shooting was taking place, and doctors have announced that his injury is serious. Prithvi suffered serious burns after fire caught on in the Melur area of Madurai, where the crew of Pathinettan Kudi was filming a song to be used in the film. Also present with Prithvi during the shooting of the song, apart from the technicians, was his costars in the movie Sri Nisha and Singam Puli. Read Full Story

Endhiran Wins Two Awards At 17th Annual Star Screen Awards
January 8, 2011 : Superstar Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer superhit Tami film Endhiran has bagged its first ever award in the 17th Annual Star Screen Awards. It received two awards at the event. Read Full Story

Review Of 'Sivappu Samy': Typical Family Rivalry Spoiling The Romance!
January 7, 2011 : Film: Sivappu Samy, Director: Shiva Read Full Story

Ranjitha To Return To Mollywood With 'Puthumughangal'
January 7, 2011 : South Indian actress Ranjitha, who was last seen in a small role in Mani Ratnam's film Raavanan, is making her big screen return in Mollywood with Puthumughangal. Read Full Story

Release Of 'Sindubad' Stalled Indefinitely
January 6, 2011: Kollywood thriller Sindubad has fallen into trouble again. After failing to complete the filming schedule inspite of the shooting of Sindubad starting towards the end of 2009, it has been announced that the release of Sindubad has been put on hold for an indefinite period. Read Full Story

Prakash Raj To Go Behind The Camera
January 4, 2011: South Indian actor and producer Prakash Raj is all set to take up the new role of a filmmaker in the new year. Well, Prakash Raj has wielded the mike in a film set earlier, but this is the first time that he will also be performing in a film that he will direct. Read Full Story

Meena Durairaj Is A Proud Mom
January 3, 2011 : Kollywood actress Meena Durairaj turned mother to a girl on the 2nd of January, doubling her happiness this New Year. Read Full Story

Deepa Mariam Bags Best Female Playback Singer
January 3, 2011 (Sampurn Wire): South Indian playback singer Deepa Mariam had a grand start of the New Year 2011 as she has been honored with the Best Female Playback Singer on 1st January. Read Full Story

K. V. Anand's 'Ko' Is A Slice Of Reality
January 3, 2011: Tamil director and cinematographer K. V. Anand believes in making films which are inspired from real life. Read Full Story

Tamil Film Industry Creates History This Year
December 31, 2010 : The Tamil film industry has opened up a new page in the history of Indian cinema this year. Read Full Story

Price divorce for Prabhu Deva
Chennai, Dec 30 : In what could be the most expensive divorce in the Tamil film industry, actor-choreographer Prabhu Deva and his estranged wife Latha have filed a petition to be separated before a Family Court. Read Full Story

Movie Preview: Thambikkottai
December 30, 2010 : Film: Thambikkottai, Director: Ammu Ramesh, Cast: Narain, Meena, Poonam Bajwa, Prabhu, Vadivelu, Music: D. Imman, Genre: Action Read Full Story

Veera Bahu Thanks Director Gautham Menon For Signing Him After Six years!
December 30, 2010 : Tamil film actor Veera Bahu, whose first film as lead hero is set to release in January 2011 is very excited about the quickie thriller Nadunisi Naaygal (Midnight Dogs). The film is being directed by Gautham Menon, who has recently completed the shooting and is under post production stage now. Read Full Story

Karthi's Search For Suitable Match Is On!
December 30, 2010 : Kollywood actor Karthi had a grand 2010 in his professional life. He had three successful releases in this year after his debut in 2007. Read Full Story

Prabhu Deva Divorces Estranged Wife Ramalath
December 29, 2010 : Prabhu Deva is finally free from the shackles of his first marriage with Ramalath. Read Full Story

Meet Meghana Raj, The Professional Dancer
December 29, 2010 : Many of us are well acquainted with Meghana Raj the South Indian film actress. But did anyone hear about Meghana Raj the dancer? Read Full Story

Sibiraj Open To Act In Any Language If The Script Is Good
December 29, 2010 : Tamil actor Sibiraj, best known as son of well known Tamil actor Sathyaraj, has become very serious about his acting career these days. Read Full Story

Ko Is Likely To Release On February 11
December 28, 2010 : Director K.V. Anand is planning release his next Tamil film Ko on February 11, 2011. The theatrical trailer of the movie was released across the world with Kamal Haasan starrer Manmadhan Ambu. Read Full Story

Yuvan Shankar Raja To Present 'YUVAN' In New Year
December 28, 2010 : Tamil composer and singer Yuvan Shankar Raja is all set to take the city of Chennai by storm with his musical scores this New Year. Read Full Story

Cricket And Carnatic Music Are Similar: Unnikrishnan
December 28, 2010 : The National Award winning playback singer is of the opinion that Carnatic Music and the cricket game are the same! Read Full Story

Neetu Chandra's New Year Resolution!
December 28, 2010 : Actress Neetu Chandra, who has acted in a few Tamil and Telugu films apart from Hindi films, is taking very careful step this time while taking New Year resolutions. She wants to take a resolution, which she can fulfill without giving it a miss. Read Full Story

Jeeva's Busy New Year
December 28, 2010 : It looks like Jeeva is having a great year ahead of him. 2011 is expected to have 4 of his flicks hitting screens that include KO, Singam Puli, Vandhaan Vendran and Roudram. Read Full Story

Selva-Yuvan Joins Hands For 'Erandam Ulagam'
December 28, 2010 : Filmmaker Selvaraghavan and Yuvan Shankar Raja are illustrious for their best works in films Thullavadho Ilamai, Kadhal Kondain, Pudhupettai and Yaaradi Nee Mohini, after which they parted ways due to some difference of opinions. Read Full Story

Kadhal Kandhas Ties Knot With Ponlakshmi, A Friend Of 11 years
December 27, 2010 : Kadhal Kandhas, one of the leading choreographers of Tamil cinema, had entered the wedding lock recently and also had a grand reception for Kollywood colleagues and friends in Chennai. Read Full Story

Vani Jayaram Honored At Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru
December 27, 2010 : Three time National Film Awards winning playback singer Vani Jayaram has been honored at the annual music festival Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru, which is organized by the popular music troupe Lakshman Sruthi. Read Full Story

South Actress Nimmi Admires Konkona Sen's Role In Page 3
December 27, 2010 : South Indian actress Nimmi, who has debuted in Kollywood as the second lead in the film Kandaen is a multi-talented young lady, who wants to explore and enjoy the life to the fullest. Read Full Story

Christmas Surprise For Dhanush!
December 27, 2010 : Christmas and New Year season is rocking the world with amazing holiday feel and everyone is enjoying the festive season. Read Full Story

Shriya Saran Turns Judge Of Pantaloons Femina Miss India South 2011
December 24, 2010 : South Indian actress Shriya Saran got short of questions recently when she was made one of the judges of 'Pantaloons Femina Miss India South 2011'! Read Full Story

Review Of Thenmerku Paruvakatru: Celebrates Motherhood With Interesting Storyline
December 24, 2010 : Film Title: Thenmerku Paruvakatru, Director: Seenu Ramasaamy, Cast: Vijay Sethupathy, Aruldas, Stills Kumar, Saranya, Vasundhra, Kadhal Sukumar, Kambam Guna, Theepetti Ganeshan. Music: N. R. Rahnandan. Rating: *** Read Full Story

Shiva Not Ready For Marriage Yet
December 24, 2010 : Tamil film actor Shiva is not ready for marriage yet. In a statement to the media, Shiva thwarts all reports that have been circulating in the media in the recent past about his tying the knot with childhood friend Priya. Read Full Story

Vaanam Is All Set To Hit Theaters During Vanetine's Weekend
December 24, 2010 : The much talked upcoming Tamil movie Vaanam has completed almost 90pc of shooting and will be ready to release after shooting just parts of a song. The Simbu-Anushka starrer film is all set to release in February during the Valentine's weekend. Read Full Story

Review Of Manmadhan Ambu: Great To Watch During Christmas Weekend!
December 23, 2010 : Film Title: Manmadhan Ambu, Director: K. S. Ravikumar, Cast: Kamal Haasan, R. Madhavan, Trisha Krishnan, Ramesh Arvind, Sangeetha, Urvashi, Kitty, Usha Uthup, Maju Pillai, Oviya and Kunjan, Music: Devi Sri Prasad, Genre: Romance/comedy, Rating: ***1/2 Read Full Story

Preetika Prefers To Visit Indian Tourist Places
December 23, 2010 : Model turned actress Preetika, who made her acting debut with the Tamil film Chikku Bukku, has travelled across the world as part of her modeling stint. But the 26 year old says that nothing can beat the charm of her homeland India. Read Full Story

Vishal Suffers Shoulder Sprain On Avan Ivan Sets
December 23,2010 : Tamil film hero Vishal Krishna Reddy has been admitted in a hospital in Chennai following an injury on the sets of his upcoming film Avan Ivan. Read Full Story

Anushka Shetty Is In Love!
December 23, 2010 : South Indian actress Anushka Shetty is reportedly in love and is also ready to tie the knot with the man she is having an affair with. Read Full Story

Gayathri Raghuram Having Rocking Time At Vaanam Sets
December 23, 2010 : Actress turned choreographer Gayathri Raghuram is in very rocking mood these days as she is choreographing the songs for the upcoming Tamil movie Vaanam. Read Full Story

Kamal Haasan Deletes 'Kannodu' Song In Manmadhan Ambu
December 22, 2010 : Kamal Haasan was obstinate over not succumbing to the protests of Hindu Makkal Katchi that insisted him to delete the song 'Kannodu' (Kamal Kavidhai' from his upcoming release Manmadhan Ambu. Read Full Story

'Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya Is Not Dropped' - Gowtham Menon
December 22, 2010 : Gowtham Menon's Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya was a runaway success in both Tamil and Telugu titled Ye Maaya Chesavo. Read Full Story

Kollywood Cricket Team Is Ready
December 22, 2010 : When it's time to celebrate the ICC World Cup 2011 for the cricket buffs, here's Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) turning up to capture the interests of fans. Well it's something really special to look upon as the two religions - Cricket and Films will come together. Read Full Story

Selvaraghavan Signs Rana-Richa For The Next Project
December 22, 2010 : Filmmaker Selvaraghavan has almost completed shooting for his next film starring Dhanush and Andrea in lead roles. Read Full Story

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