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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.


Jayalaltihaa thanks Maneka, Rajinikanth for support

Chennai, Oct 20 : Ruling AIADMK general secretary and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J.Jayalalithaa Monday thanked union Minister Maneka Gandhi and actor Rajinikanth for their support.


Kundankulam n-plant out of action due to turbine problem

Chennai, Oct 20 : A major problem in the first atomic power unit's turbine at Kudankulam has put the unit out of action for around six-eight weeks, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) said Monday.


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.


Major turbine problem at Kundankulam n-plant

Chennai, Oct 20 : A major problem in the first atomic power unit's turbine at Kudankulam has caused uncertainty on its early commissioning, said a source.


Delhi Police arrest three drug peddlers from Chennai

New Delhi, Oct 19 : Delhi Police have arrested three people, including two Sri Lankans, from Chennai for peddling contraband drugs, police said Sunday.


Rajinikanth and Maneka Gandhi express support to Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Oct 19 : Actor Rajinikanth and union minister Maneka Gandhi Sunday expressed their happiness at the return of AIADMK general secretary and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa to her home here.


My public life is like swimming in a river of fire: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Oct 19 : Ruling AIADMK party general secretary and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J.Jayalalithaa Sunday said her public life is akin to swimming in a river of fire.


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.


Jayalalithaa lands in Chennai amid massive cheers

Chennai, Oct.18 : Celebrations began in Chennai this evening as former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa arrived here after spending 22 days in Bangalore Central Jail following her conviction in the disproportionate assets case.


Supporters celebrate feverishly as 'Amma' returns home

Chennai, Oct. 18 : Supporters of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa lined the streets of Chennai, dancing and shouting in joy, as their beloved 'Amma' returned home. Some, like AIADMK MLA VP Kalairajan said Diwali had come early for them.


DA case: Jayalalithaa walks out of Bangalore Central Jail

Bangalore, Oct.18 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa was released from the Bangalore Central Jail on Saturday a day after the Supreme Court granted her interim bail on medical grounds in the disproportionate assets case.


Security tightened in Bangalore ahead of Jayalalithaa's release

Bangalore, Oct. 18 : Bangalore police commissioner M N Reddy confirmed of the deployment of tight security as former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa is scheduled to be released from jail today after the Supreme Court granted her interim bail on medical grounds.


Jayalalithaa released from Bangalore jail, arrives in Chennai

Bangalore/Chennai, Oct 18 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa arrived in Chennai Saturday by a special aircraft on being released from the Bangalore jail after the Supreme Court granted her bail.


DA Case: Security tightened ahead of Jayalalitha's release

Bangalore, Oct.18 : AIADMK chief and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalaithaa will be released from the Bangalore central jail this afternoon, after the Supreme Court granted her interim bail on medical grounds on Friday.


Jayalalithaa released from Bangalore prison

Bangalore, Oct 18 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa was released from the central jail here after a Bangalore special court ordered her release Saturday, a day after the Supreme Court granted her bail.


Bangalore court orders Jayalalithaa's release

Bangalore, Oct 18 : A special court Saturday ordered the release of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa from the central jail here a day after the Supreme Court granted her interim bail in a corruption case, a top official said.


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.


Chennai-born Indian-American scientist to get rare honour

By Arun Kumar, Washington, Oct 18 : Chennai born Indian-American engineer and scientist Subra Suresh is set to be inducted into the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on Sunday, making him the only university president to be elected to all three national academies.


Jayalalithaa to be released from jail Saturday

Bangalore, Oct 17 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalaithaa, who secured bail from the Supreme Court, will be released from the central jail here Saturday after the special court issues order on paying surety, a senior prison official said.


Jayalalithaa will not misuse interim bail granted by SC: Venkaiah Naidu

Chennai, Oct. 17 : Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the Supreme Court has taken a right decision to grant interim bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa on medical grounds in the disproportionate assets case, and added that she is not going to run away.


Maintain calm, do not criticise the judiciary: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Oct 17 : AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Friday appealed to her party members to maintain calm and not to comment about the judiciary, its procedures or the judge who convicted her in a corruption case and sentenced her to a four-year jail term.


AIADMK workers celebrate grant of interim bail to Jayalalithaa

Chennai/New Delhi, Oct.17 : Celebrations broke out outside the AIADMK office in Chennai on Friday as the Supreme Court granted interim bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa on medical grounds in the disproportionate assets case.


SC grants bail to Jayalalithaa; AIADMK celebrates

New Delhi/Chennai, Oct 17 : The Supreme Court Friday granted bail to jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, triggering celebrations in the state by the cadres of her AIADMK.


Jayalalithaa's jail time: Eating curd rice, evening strolls

By Fakir Balaji, Bangalore, Oct 17 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, who was granted bail Friday, spent about three weeks in jail getting up early in the morning and reading newspapers, taking rest in the afternoon after a lunch of curd rice, a stroll in the evening and hitting the bed early.


AIADMK celebrates Jayalalithaa's bail

Chennai, Oct 17 : AIADMK cadres erupted in joy Friday after the Supreme Court granted bail to jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.


AIADMK celebrates Jayalalithaa's bail

Chennai, Oct 17 : AIADMK cadres erupted in joy Friday after the Supreme Court gave bail to jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.


SC grants bail to Jayalalithaa

New Delhi, Oct 17 : The Supreme Court Friday granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, convicted of possessing assests disproportionate to her known sources of income.


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.


3D firecrackers draw attention ahead of Diwali

Chennai, Oct. 16 : The locals thronged markets in Chennai to buy 3D firecrackers ahead of the Diwali festival.


Chennai activist Kalyana Raman alleges Nithyanand is guilty, disputes reports exonerating him

Chennai, Oct.16 : Reacting to reports appearing in the media that recent medical tests carried out on self-styled god man Nithyananda by a government-run hospital in southern India have shown that he is incapable of committing rape, R. Kalyana Raman, a former Bharatiya Janata Mazdoor Morcha national secretary and media face of the BJP in Tamil Nadu, has rejected the findings of the "so-called tests" and the media report based on them, and claimed that followers of Nithayananda are seeking "attention from the Sangh Pariwar to get a reprieve" for the self-styled god man.


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".


AIADMK supporters perform special prayers for Jayalalithaa's release

Chennai, Oct.14 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) cadres today performed a special prayer, "Anga Prathikshanam" in the Vadapalani Murugan temple premises, for the release of party chief and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.


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.


Tamil Nadu to give Rs.5 crore to Andhra

Chennai, Oct 13 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Monday announced Rs.5 crore financial assistance to Andhra Pradesh that was battered by cyclonic storm Hudhud on Sunday.


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.


SC to hear Jayalalithaa's bail plea Friday

New Delhi, Oct 13 : The Supreme Court will Friday hear the bail plea of AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa, who is at present in a Bangalore jail after her conviction in a corruption case.


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.


Continue subsidies to SPIC, Madras Fertiliser: Panneerselvam

Chennai, Oct 11 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam Saturday urged the central government to continue subsidies to two naptha-based fertiliser plants so they can function till they get gas connectivity.


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.


AIADMK asks cadres, supporters not to file any petitions

Chennai, Oct 10 : The AIADMK Friday told its party cadres and supporters that party general secretary J.Jayalalithaa's team of lawyers would file the necessary petitions in the courts and asked them not to file any petitions without her permission.


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".


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