Chennai, April 1 : The much-anticipated album of Mani Ratnam's Tamil romance "Oh Kadhal Kanmani", which has music by double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, will be released on Saturday, the makers have announced.
Chennai, March 31 : Actor-producer Udhayanidhi Stalin says his forthcoming Tamil comedy "Nanbendaa, which releases on Thursday, could be referred to as the sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit "Oru Kal Oru Kannadi" (Ok Ok).
Chennai, March 31 : Maestro Illayaraja has left for London for re-recording upcoming Telugu period-drama "Rudhramadevi", which is said to be based on the life of reigning queen of Kakatiya dynasty.
Madurai, March 30 : The Madras High Court's Madurai bench on Monday appointed a special panel to view forthcoming Tamil film "Komban", and review whether its release would affect law and order in the state.
Puducherry, Mar. 30 : The Coast Guard has commissioned state of the art ships and interceptor vessels at a ceremony in Puducherry.
Coimbatore, Mar. 30 : Supporters of former chief minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo Jayalalithaa organised a special 'Gaja' (elephant) prayer in Coimbatore to pray for her early acquittal in the disproportionate assets case.
Chennai, March 30 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Monday announced a solatium of Rs.5 lakh each to the families of the five persons who were killed on Sunday when a building under construction collapsed at Tiruvarur.
Chennai, March 30 : Southern composer Yuvan Shankar Raja says his father Illayaraja was never against his decision to convert to Islam, and subsequently marry a Muslim. He says the music maestro was neutral towards his conversion and marriage.
Chennai, March 30 : Playback singer Darshana describes the experience of sharing vocal space with double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman as equivalent to bagging the Oscar, Grammy and many such coveted awards.
Chennai, March 29 : Five people were killed and several others injured when an under-construction building collapsed in Tamil Nadu's Tiruvarur district on Sunday, police said.
Chennai, March 29 : Actress Tamannaah Bhatia is most likely to replace Shruti Haasan, who recently walked out of a yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual being produced by PVP Cinema. The film also features actors Karthi and Akkineni Nagarjuna.
Chennai, March 29 : Basking in the success of Tamil comedy "Kappal", which was a sleeper hit, actor Vaibhav Reddy has signed yet another comedy in that language. This project will be produced by yesteryear actress-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar.
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Mar. 28 : A shutdown was called by the farmers in Coimbatore in protest against the neighbouring Karnataka Government's decision to construct a dam over the Cauvery River, as Tamil Nadu says the move would affect the natural flow of the river water.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "CSK"; Cast - Sharran, Vimal, Narayan, Mishal and Jai Quehaeni; Director - Sathiyamoorthy; Rating - ***
Chennai, March 28 : A shutdown called by various farmer's organisations in Tamil Nadu on Saturday to protest against Karnataka's decision to build a dam across the Cauvery river at Mekedatu is underway peacefully without any untoward incident.
Chennai, March 28 : Tamil superstar Suriya, who was delighted with his fraternity bagging eight honours at the 62nd National Film Awards, congratulated and surprised the winners with bouquets.
Chennai, Mar. 27 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) treasurer M.K. Stalin on Friday said that his party would boycott the assembly session on Saturday in support of the farmers' protest over the construction of a dam across the Cauvery river at Mekedatu.
Chennai, March 27 : Tamil Nadu assembly on Friday passed a resolution urging the central government to constitute Cauvery Management Board and Cauvery Water Regulatory Authority (CWRA).
Chennai, March 27 : Picturehouse Media, a leading media and entertainment house, has initiated legal proceedings against actress Shruti Haasan, who pulled out of its yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual project citing the issue of dates.
Chennai, Mar. 26 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader T.K.S. Elangovan on Thursday said former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee deserves the Bharat Ratna for his service to the nation.
Chennai, Mar. 26 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader T.K.S. Elangovan on Thursday took a jibe at former law minister Hansraj Bharadwaj's accusations against former home minister P. Chidambaram, saying the two Congress leaders who were part of the UPA regime should settle the scores between them as to who is correct.
Chennai, March 26 : In a senseless act, a cricket crazy youth in Tamil Nadu offered the tip of his tongue as a sacrifice at a village temple seeking divine help for India's victory against Australia in the World Cup semi-final on Thursday.
Chennai, March 26 : Actor Vishal Krishna Reddy's upcoming Tamil actioner is titled after superstar Rajinikanth's 1983 blockbuster "Paayum Puli". This is the second time Vishal has named his movie after the superstar's film.
Chennai, March 26 : Actor Dhanush, who has played a variety of roles in his career so far, will be seen essaying the role of a pantry worker in filmmaker Prabhu Solomon's yet-untitled next Tamil project.
Chennai, March 25 : India's atomic power plant operator, the Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd (NPCIL), will soon test the steam release valves of the second 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, it was announced on Wednesday.
Chennai, March 25 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday spared the common man by levying no new taxes in the state budget for 2015-16 while announcing various concessions on the value added tax (VAT). The opposition parties, however, were unimpressed.
Chennai, March 25 : DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday said there was no useful announcement for the people in the 2015-16 budget presented by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.
Chennai, March 25 : The Tamil Nadu government has budgeted Rs.3,100 crore in 2015-16 towards free distribution of laptops to students and fans/mixies/grinders for women.
Chennai, March 25 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, who also holds the finance portfolio, on Wednesday announced the setting up of a data analytics unit to improve better service delivery.
Chennai, March 25 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, who also holds the finance portfolio, presented a tax-free budget for fiscal 2015-16 here on Wednesday, while announcing various concessions on value added tax (VAT).
Chennai, March 25 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is busy promoting forthcoming Tamil release "Uttama Villain", has wrestled with so many controversies over the years that he feels they follow him and will continue for the remainder of his career.
Chennai, March 25 : Debutante director Sathiyamoorthy said shooting forthcoming Tamil thriller "CSK: Charles Shafique Karthika" -- which releases in cinemas on Friday -- inside a shopping mall here, was extremely challenging.
Chennai, March 25 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan says that his upcoming Tamil movie "Uttama Villain", in which he plays a superstar and an eighth century theatre artiste, is the story of an actor. He also clarified that it isn't a "satire on the film industry".
Chennai, March 24 : Lyricist Na. Muthukumar on Tuesday said he would like to dedicate the best lyricist National Award for the Tamil song "Azhage" to the team of "Saivam".
Gummidipoondi (Tamil Nadu), Mar. 24 : Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, on Tuesday assured the government's assistance to Sri Lankan refugees, who have been residing in Tamil Nadu for more than two decades.
Chennai, March 24 : Actor Bobby Simhaa considers the best supporting actor National Award for his work in Tamil gangster drama "Jigarthanda" as an incentive to continue doing good work.
Chennai, March 24 : The central government will consider Tamil Nadu's request to grant Indian citizenship to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in the state, central minister Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday.
Chennai, March 24 : Delighted with the National Award for his work in Tamil gangster drama "Jigarthanda", editor Vivek Harshan dedicated the honour to his guru Anthony.
Chennai, March 24 : Filmmaker Manikandan said on Tuesday that he had anticipated National Awards for child artistes J. Vignesh and Ramesh from his Tamil directorial debut "Kaaka Muttai", which shared the Best Children's Film award with Marathi entertainer "Elizabeth Ekadashi".
Chennai, March 24 : "Technically I am a free man now. I am very happy," said AAP leader R. Ravi Srinivasan of Puducherry after the Supreme Court struck down section 66A of the IT Act on Tuesday.
Chennai, Mar. 24 : Chefs from across the world attended International Chef Conference in Chennai and exchanged ideas on food and culinary management.
Chennai, March 24 : Actor-filmmaker T. Rajendar on Monday sent a legal notice to the crew of upcoming Jayam Ravi-starrer Tamil romantic-comedy "Romeo Juliet" restraining them from using the song "Dandanakka' in their film.
New Delhi/Chennai, March 24 : Fishermen's associations from India and Sri Lanka are to meet in Chennai later Tuesday to sort out their issues over fishing rights.
Chennai, March 24 : Actress Manisha Yadav, who is an ardent fan of popular southern star Simran Bagga, says she's proud to be part of upcoming Tamil film "Trisha Illana Nayantara" featuring the yesteryear actress.
Chennai, March 24 : Actor-producer Udhayanidhi Stalin, who is currently shooting for Tamil film "Geththu" here, is likely to team up with director M. Rajesh for another project in the language later this year.
Chennai, March 23 : DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Monday mourned the death of Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, saying it was because of Lee that Tamil was one of the city state's official languages.
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Mar. 23 : Coimbatore's civic agency has implemented an American technology, TechRevetment, to strengthen the bunds of one of the largest water bodies in the city, Ukkadam Big Tank.
Chennai, March 23 : Debutante Wamiqa Gabbi has been chosen as the female lead in Geethanjali Selvaraghavan's Tamil directorial debut "Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam", which is currently on the floors and is nearing completion.
Chennai, March 23 : Producer Dil Raju says he had suggested the title "Ok Bangaram" for the Telugu version of filmmaker Mani Ratnam's upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Ok Kanmani", which will release in cinemas in April.
New Delhi, Mar. 22 : Indian fishermen from Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday.
Rameswaram, Mar 22 : The Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday evening arrested 54 Tamil Nadu fishermen and their ten boats, media reports said on Sunday.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, March 22 : Call it a promotional stunt or a friendly gesture to cash in on an actor's popularity. Southern stars like Suriya, Dhanush, Ravi Teja and Vishal Krishna Reddy, despite their busy schedules, have taken out time to play cameos in a range of upcoming films.
By Nivedita, Mumbai, March 21 : An established name in the southern film world, Tamannaah Bhatia, who has had a tryst with Bollywood too, has now forayed into jewellery designing to take her father's legacy ahead.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Kallappadam"; Cast - J. Vadivel, K, Gaugin, Santhosh, Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli and Naren; Director - J. Vadivel; Rating - ***
Chennai, March 21 : With actor Nandamuri Balakrishna nearing the fag end of his illustrious career, he has now turned all his focus on launching his son Mokshagna, who is pursuing a management course in New York.
Chennai, March 21 : Actress Sadha, who was last seen in 2011 Tamil film "Puli Vesham", is making a comeback of sorts to the industry with upcoming Tamil comedy "Eli", starring comedian Vadivelu in the lead.
Chennai, March 21 : Southern composer Ghibran, who co-produced the short film "Swayer Corporations", is delighted that it has been selected in the short films category in the upcoming Cannes International Film Festival.
Chennai, March 21 : The "Lingaa" issue with the distributors, who claimed heavy losses, seems to have finally resolved amicably after the intervention of superstar Rajinikanth, who agreed to pay a lump sum amount.
Chennai, Mar. 20 : A four-day automobile exhibit, 'Auto Circuit', displaying high-end and luxury cars and bikes is currently on in Chennai.
Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu), Mar. 20 : Five people were killed, with 16 people injured when a private bus met with an accident near the Ramanathapuram area of Tamil Nadu.