Chennai, Jan 24 : Tamil actor V.S. Raghavan, who has nearly 1,000 films to his credit, breathed his last here Saturday, a family source said. He was 90.
Chennai, Jan 24 : In a midnight heist, burglars decamped with jewels worth around Rs.12 crore from a Bank of Baroda branch in Tamil Nadu's Krishnagiri district, police said Saturday.
Chennai, Jan 24 : Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa Saturday announced Rs.5 lakh for former gymnast Soumita Dey, who is battling for her life at a hospital in Kolkata.
Chennai, Jan 24 : Actor G.V. Prakash Kumar-starrer Tamil comedy "Trisha Illana Nayantara", which went on floors here Friday, created a lot of confusion when people mistook the title and gathered in awe to catch the glimpse of actresses Trisha and Nayantara.
Chennai, Jan 24 : Actor Dhanush says debutant Akshara Haasan has the most challenging role in their forthcoming film "Shamitabh", but she has pulled it off convincingly because acting is in her blood.
Chennai, Jan 23 : Southern actress Trisha Krishnan got engaged Friday to entrepreneur-turned-producer Varun Manian here amidst family and close friends from the industry.
Chennai, Jan 23 : Gulshan Grover, known for playing negative characters in Hindi films like "Ram Lakhan" and "Bullett Raja", will be seen essaying an important role in upcoming Tamil drama "Thanneer" about the water crisis.
Chennai, Jan. 22 : Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha , concluded his two-day inspection of the twin Air Force Establishments at the Avadi and Tambaram, near Chennai today..
Chennai, Jan. 22 : Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran on Thursday alleged that the CBI was harassing the three people who were arrested in connection with the alleged allotment of more than 300 high-speed telephone lines to his residence in Chennai which were allegedly extended to his brother's TV channel, Sun TV.
Chennai, Jan. 22 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested three persons, including V. Gowthaman, the then Additional Private Secretary to Dayanidhi Maran in connection with alleged allotment of more than 300 high-speed telephone lines.
Chennai, Jan 22 : Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran on Thursday accused the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of framing him in an attempt to please Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) - the ideological mentor of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Chennai, Jan 22 : Actor Dhanush, who is awaiting the release of Hindi film "Shamitabh", has been appointed the new brand ambassador of soft drink brand 7up.
Chennai, Jan 22 : DMK leader and former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran Thursday alleged that the CBI is trying to fix him in a false case and torturing his aides.
Chennai, Jan 22 : Popular orchestra troupe Lakshman Sruthi will pay tribute to legendary singer K.J. Yesudas, 75, here Sunday to commemorate his 50 glorious years in the field of music. He will also be felicitated at the event.
Chennai, Jan 22 : Several distributors of Rajinikanth-starrer "Lingaa" are planning to again go on an indefinite hunger strike from Jan 27 since no "amicable agreement" has been reached yet between them and the film's producer over compensation of the film's failure.
Chennai, Jan 22 : Indian German actress Evelyn Sharma, who has starred in Hindi films such as "Nautanki Saala" and "Yaariyaan", says she's keen to expand her base in Tamil cinema as she wants explore a "new side" of herself.
Chennai, Jan 22 : Actor Suriya, who has not joined any social networking platform, has lodged a complaint with the cyber cell against a fake Facebook page that was floated in his name Wednesday.
Chennai, Jan 21 : Filmmaker Shankar hasn't tried to offend the transgender community in his Tamil magnum opus "I", says popular makeup artist Ojas M. Rajani, who essayed an important role in the film.
Chennai, Jan 21 : Popular Tamil actor-turned-politician Cho Ramaswamy, 80, was Wednesday admitted to a private hospital here after he complained of breathing problems.
Chennai, Jan 21 : The success of Vikram-starrer Tamil romantic-thriller "I" has cemented Amy Jackson's career in southern filmdom to the extent that producers are now making a beeline to cast her.
Chennai, Jan 21 : Director and writer Vignesh Shivan, who penned one of the songs in actor Ajith Kumar-starrer Tamil actioner "Yennai Arindhaal", says he was very conscious about writing the lyrics.
Mumbai, Jan 21 : Actors Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan and Sridevi Tuesday came together to celebrate the 1,000th film of music composer Ilaiyaraaja at the music launch of "Shamitabh", where the maestro was felicitated in the presence of the entire star cast of the film.
Hogenakkal (Tamil Nadu), Jan. 20 : A bus fell from a 100 foot gorge in the Hogenakkal region of the Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, leaving seven people dead, with a further 30 injured.
Chennai, Jan 20 : The PMK Tuesday said it will neither contest in the Feb 13 Srirangam bye-election nor extend support to any other party.
Chennai, Jan.20 : Transgenders took to the streets here on Monday to protest against a Tamil flick which they claim has portrayed them in poor light.
Chennai, Jan 20 : Seven people, including a boy and a girl, were killed and more than 30 others injured Tuesday when a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation bus plunged into a gorge in Dharmapuri district, police said.
Mumbai, Jan 20 : Southern superstar Dhanush, who made a successful Bollywood debut in 2013 with "Raanjhanaa", is gearing up for the release of his second Hindi film "Shamitabh". He says its concept may sound serious, but at heart it's a fun-filled entertainer.
Mumbai, Jan 20 : The occasion will have Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth present as part of Iliayaraja's 1000 film celebration.
Chennai, Jan 20 : The team of actor Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Tamil comedy "Rajini Murugan" will start shooting in the interiors of Tamil Nadu in places such as Madurai and Trichy starting Wednesday for around 40 days.
Chennai, Jan 20 : Filmmaker Shankar's Tamil magnum opus "I", despite mixed reviews, has managed to set the box office on fire by collecting over Rs.100 crore in its opening weekend worldwide.
Chennai, Jan.19 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met AIADMK chief and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden residence here on Sunday.
Chennai, Jan 19 : Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu Monday criticised the meeting between Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa.
Chennai, Jan 19 : In a rare medical condition which causes mysterious burns on body, a baby is being treated by a special team of doctors in a hospital here for 'Spontaneous Human Combustion Syndrome.'
Chennai, Jan 19 : Composer-turned-actor G.V. Prakash Kumar, who is currently basking in the success of his Tamil debut "Darling", will start shooting for his next film "Trisha Illana Nayantara" Thursday.
Mumbai, Jan 19 : After making her singing debut with him at the age of 6, Shruti sings for Raja Sir - Ilaiyaraaja- after 5 years for Shamitabh.
Chennai, Jan 19 : Actor Suriya's home production 2D Entertainment has bagged the all-India remake rights of last year's Malayalam hit "How Old Are You". Plans are on for the film's remake in Hindi as well as Kannada.
Chennai, Jan 19 : Filmmaker Shankar has sought police protection following protest by a group of transgenders outside his residence here after they found objectionable scenes about their community in his latest Tamil magnum opus "I".
Chennai, Jan 19 : Power generation at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) has restarted after the first unit's reactor and turbine tripped Jan 14, said Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (POSCO) Monday.
Chennai, Jan 18 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday called on AIADMK general secretary J.Jayalalithaa at her residence.
Mumbai, Jan 18 : Dhanush loves Amitabh Bachchan's films, but says he is not qualified enough to star in remakes of the megastar's movies.
Chennai, Jan 18 : Actress Parvathy Nair considers herself extremely lucky to have worked with filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon and actor Ajith Kumar in the forthcoming Tamil actioner "Yennai Arindhaal".
Chennai, Jan 18 : Filmmaker Shankar has earned the wrath of a group of transgenders here after they found objectionable scenes about their community in his latest Tamil magnum opus "I", which is currently running in cinemas.
Chennai, Jan 18 : Popular for playing strong character roles, actor Ganesh Venkatraman had fun grooving for the first Kuthu number of his career in the upcoming Tamil film "Acchaaram".
Chennai, Jan.17 : The Air India pilot who assaulted an engineer posted at the Chennai Airport on Saturday morning has reportedly been derostered, and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has sought an inquiry report on the incident, even as the union representing the engineers at the airport are demanding justice.
By Subhash K. Jha : Film - "I"; Actors - Vikram and Amy Fernandes; Director - Shankar; Rating - ****
Chennai, Jan 17 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan along with the lead cast of R. Balakrishnan-directed "Shamitabh" will be here Jan 23 to promote the movie and to interact with the students of Sathyabama University.
Chennai, Jan 17 : Actor-filmmaker Lakshmy Ramakrishnan's upcoming Tamil directorial "Ammini" will be based on the inspiring yet funny attitude towards life of a 79-year-old woman ragpicker, whom she met on her television show "Solvathellam Unmai".
Chennai, Jan 17 : An Air India pilot Saturday allegedly punched an engineer after an argument that led to the Chennai-Delhi flight getting delayed, an airport official said.
Chennai, Jan 17 : If not for a taxi driver, actress Anjena Kirti would have got lost in the Land of the Rising Sun while filming for upcoming Tamil family entertainer "Jumbo 3D", which has been predominantly shot in Japan.
Chennai, Jan 17 : Composer-turned-actor G.V. Prakash Kumar, who made his acting debut with recently released Tamil horror-comedy "Darling", is overwhelmed with the response to the film and said it has made him a "responsible actor".
New Delhi, Jan. 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today released the Gujarati translation of Thirukkural, which holds a prime place among the classical literary works of Tamil, on 'Thiruvalluvar Day'.
New Delhi, Jan 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday released a Gujarati translation of Thiruvalluvar's "Thirukkural", which holds a prime place among the classical Tamil literary works, an official statement said.
Chennai, Jan 16 : Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK Friday named S.Valarmathi as its candidate for the Srirangam assembly constituency, held earlier by former chief minister J.Jayalalithaa, for the Feb 13 by-poll.
Chennai, Jan 16 : India's atomic power plant operator, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is suffering a revenue loss of around Rs.8 crore per day due to outage of the unit at Kudankulam, said an anti-nuclear activist here Friday.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Darling"; Cast - G.V Prakash Kumar, Nikki Galrani, Balasaravanan, Karunas and Rajendran; Director - Sam Anton; Rating - ***
Chennai, Jan 16 : Tamil production house JSK Film Corporation has decided to make some of their films available for viewing on their official YouTube channel in order to take advantage of the rapidly growing digital and mobile user base.
Chennai, Jan 16 : Director Radha Mohan, who is for the first time trying his hand at full-length Tamil comedy "Uppu Karuvadu", says he's been wanting to make a film in the genre for quite some time.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Aambala"; Cast - Vishal Krishna Reddy, Hansika Motwani, Vaibhav Reddy, Santhanam, Satish, Ramya Krishnan, Kiran Rathod, Lakshmi, Maadhavi Latha, Madhuurima Banerjee, Manobala, Thulasi and Pradeep Rawat; Director - Sundar C; Rating - *
New Delhi, Jan 15 : The Supreme Court Thursday said it would hear Feb 26 a plea by DMK leader Kanimozhi and others seeking the quashing of the charges framed against them by the 2G court. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu said the matter would be taken up for hearing after senior counsel Harish Salve mentioned that it was pending for quite some time.
Mumbai, Jan 15 : Actor Dhanush, who is married to superstar Rajinikanth's daughter Aishwarya, says he is still trying to impress his wife.