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Hats off to Vikram's commitment for 'I': Rajinikanth

Chennai, Sep 16 : Superstar Rajinikanth, who was moved by actor Vikram's commitment for upcoming Tamil magnum opus "I", said Monday that no actor could sacrifice as much as him for a character.


Vikram stunned his fans in werewolf getup

Chennai, Sep 16 : Actor Vikram Monday stunned hundreds of his fans when he appeared on stage in his werewolf getup from the upcoming Tamil magnum opus "I" at the film's audio launch here. He performed a song with co-star Amy Jackson.


Will love to work with Shankar, says Arnold Schwarzenegger

Chennai, Sep 16 : Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was here Monday as the chief guest for the audio launch of Tamil magnum opus "I", said he would love to work with its director Shankar someday.


Focus of national parties will not be on states: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Sep 15 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday said the focus of national parties will be centred around Delhi and will not be on Tamil Nadu and more so on the Coimbatore Municipal Corporation.


Arnold Schwarzenegger meets Jayalalithaa in Chennai

Chennai, Sept. 15 : Hollywood actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa here on Monday.


Rana Daggubati to miss 'I' audio launch

Chennai, Sep 15 : Actor Rana Daggubati won't be able to attend the grand audio launch of filmmaker Shankar's Tamil magnum opus "I", where Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger is the chief guest.


BFI National Safety Ride reaches Chennai

Chennai, Sep 15 : The 'Bike Festival of India National Safety Ride' -- a cross-country expedition undertaken to promote responsible biking and the use of helmets -- reached here Monday after covering more than 3,500 km across India.


It's performance over glamour for Aishwarya Rajesh

Chennai, Sep 15 : Actress Aishwarya Rajesh wishes to be known as a "performer" and hence she prefers roles which are performance-oriented. Playing glamorous roles is something any actor can do, she believes.


Writers in Indian cinema underpaid: Ramesh Aravind

Chennai, Sep 15 : Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind, who has also been a successful writer too, feels writing is an underpaid job in Indian cinema. He blames it on a directors' desire to be a jack of all trades.


Arnold Schwarzenegger in Chennai for 'I' audio launch

Chennai, Sep 15 : Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived here Monday morning amidst tight security to attend the audio launch of Vikram-starrer Tamil romantic-thriller "I".


Deepak wins in national motorcycle racing

Coimbatore, Sep 14 : Deepak R. beat Sumit Lucas Toppo by 0.024 seconds in yet another tight race of the Honda CBR 250 category in the fourth round of the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship at the Kari Motor Speedway here Sunday.


Voting for BJP in local polls won't benefit people: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Sep 14 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Sunday said voting for national parties like the BJP in local body elections will not benefit the people.


Reveal politician in touch with arrested spy: Karunanidhi

Chennai, Sep 14 : DMK president M. Karunanidhi Sunday demanded that authorities reveal the Indian politician's name with whom arrested Sri Lankan national and alleged spy Arun Selvarajan had connections.


'Chennai Singapore' makers hope to popularise Singapore

Chennai, Sep 14 : The makers of upcoming Tamil romantic-comedy "Chennai Singapore", to be shot in both the places, hope that their film will popularise Singapore as a favourite shooting destination among southern filmmakers.


Simbu's commitment to fans - regular release of his films

Chennai, Sep 13 : Actor Silambarasan aka Simbu, who hasn't had a solo release in two years, says as a commitment to his fans, he wants to ensure regular release of his films from November onwards.


'Soodhu Kavvum' to be screened at Zurich film fest

Chennai, Sep 13 : Nalan Kumarasamy-directed Tamil dark comedy "Soodhu Kavvum", which revolves around three misfit kidnappers, will have its first international screening at upcoming 10th Zurich Film Festival.


'Sigaram Thodu' - scales new heights (Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Sigaram Thodu"; Cast - Vikram Prabhu, Monar Gajjal, Sathish, Gaurav, Sathyaraj and K.S. Ravikumar; Director - Gaurav; Rating - ***1/2


Australian High Commission welcomes return of Shiva Nataraja to Tamil Nadu

New Delhi, Sept. 12 : The Australian High Commission has welcomed the return of two 11th century idols to Tamil Nadu.


Mother moots donation of brain dead son's organs

Chennai, Sep 12 : Even in her hour of grief, the mother of a 30-year-old software engineer agreed to donate her brain dead son's organs so that other patients can live longer.


Striking TN fishermen demand release of colleagues jailed in Lanka

Chennai, Sept. 12 : Fishermen the Poompuhar area of Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam District have reportedly gone on an indefinite strike over a demand for the immediate release of fellow fishermen lodged in jails in Sri Lanka.


'Burma' - cars, crime and confusion (Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film: "Burma"; Cast: Michael Thangadurai, Reshmi Menon, Sampath Raj, Atul Kulkarni, Sharath Kumar and Deepak Parameshwaran; Director: Dharani Dharan; Rating: **1/2


Bollywood kept me away from Tamil film industry: Prabhudheva

Chennai, Sep 12 : Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva says his busy career in Bollywood has kept him away from Tamil filmdom. But he says he plans to direct a Tamil movie soon.


NIA nabs Sri Lankan suspected to be Pakistan spy

Chennai, Sep 11 : A Sri Lankan national has been arrested here on charges of spying at the instigation of Pakistan, the NIA said Thursday.


Madras HC appoints bureaucrat Sagayam to probe granite scam

Chennai, Sep 11 : The Madras High Court Thursday appointed IAS officer U.Sagayam to probe the multi-crore illegal granite quarrying in Tamil Nadu.


Jayalalithaa wants 'firm, clear' warning to Sri Lanka

Chennai, Sep 11 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday urged the central government to give a "firm, clear, unequivocal" message to Sri Lanka to end the arrests of Indian fishermen in the sea.


Vikram's role as cop will stand out: 'Sigaram Thodu' director

Chennai, Sep 11 : Director Gaurav Narayanan says actor Vikram Prabhu's portrayal of a policeman will be far different from how other actors have played the same role on screen.


Jayalalithaa seeks consensus on Goods and Services Tax

Chennai, Sep 11 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has written to all her counterparts to rally support for her view that the central government should strive for broad consensus on the issue of Goods and Services Tax (GST).


Madras HC directs TN Govt. to explore possibilities of slapping Goonda's Act on moneylenders

Chennai, Sept. 10 : The Madras High Court (HC) today ordered the Tamil Nadu Government to explore the possibility of slapping the Goonda's Act on moneylenders who charge exorbitant rates of interest, so as to prevent people from suffering.


Rare surgery frees 16-year-old from dwarfism

New Delhi, Sep 10 : A 16-year-old boy successfully underwent a rare surgery at a city hospital here, freeing him from the curse of dwarfism. Snehal Tirkhey, suffering from achondroplasia - a form of dwarfism - was just 3 feet tall as his legs were disproportionately short.


Jayalalithaa urges PM Modi to seek release of Tamil fishermen arrested by Lankan authorities

New Delhi, Sept.10 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek the immediate release of 21 Tamil fishermen, who are presently lodged in a Sri Lankan jail.


Makuta offers VFX expertise for Vikram's 'I'

Chennai, Sep 10 : Visual effects company Makuta, known for its work in Telugu movies like "Magadheera", "Eega" and upcoming "Baahubali", has joined hands with the makers of Tamil thriller "I", which stars Vikram in the lead role.


Shankar's 'Ai' is 'I' now

Chennai, Sep 10 : Filmmaker Shankar's Tamil magnum opus "Ai" will henceforth be called "I". The change of title was intimated by Sony Music India on their official Twitter page.


Vishal completes a decade, thanks his fans

Chennai, Sep 10 : Southern actor Vishal Krishna Reddy, who is currently busy shooting for Tamil actioner "Poojai", completed a decade in the industry Wednesday. He said his journey so far has been "great".


'Lingaa' team to head to Europe to shoot songs

Chennai, Sep 10 : The makers of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil actioner "Lingaa", which is currently on floors in Shimoga district of Karnataka, plan to head to Europe soon to shoot two songs for the film.


Heavy rains, pest brew trouble for coffee planters

By Fakir Balaji, Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 10 : Prolonged dry days, followed by heavy rains and pest attack during a belated monsoon are brewing production crisis for coffee planters in Karnataka, which accounts for 69 percent of the country's bean production.


Journalists in Tamil Nadu outraged by circular by Chennai Police Commissioner

Chennai, Sep 9, : Journalists from Tamil Nadu expressed their outrage over the circular issued by Chennai Police Commissioner S George, which has asked all police officers to keep crime reporters under supervision.


MDMK stages protest against Sri Lanka in Chennai

Chennai, Sept.9 : Members of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) party led by their Chief Vaiko staged a protest here on Tuesday over a demand that the Central Government allow the United Nations (UN) team to probe atrocities on Tamilians by the Sri Lanka Government.


Plantation schemes await cabinet nod for implementation

By Fakir Balaji, Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 9 : Development schemes for the plantation sector are waiting for cabinet approval for implementation by the commodity boards and other stakeholders, a top official said here Tuesday.


Siddharth's transformation in 'Enakkul Oruvan' startling: Vasanthabalan

Chennai, Sep 9 : Filmmaker Vasanthabalan is amazed by actor Siddharth's transformation for upcoming Tamil thriller "Enakkul Oruvan", which features him in two contrasting roles.


Atlee to direct Vijay in his next film

Chennai, Sep 9 : "Raja Rani" fame Atlee Kumar will direct Tamil superstar Vijay next in his yet-untitled second Tamil directorial.


'Need to change laws to benefit plantation sector'

By Fakir Balaji, Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 9 : There is an urgent need to amend laws pertaining to the commodities' plantation sector, which plays a vital role in the country's economy, a top official of its representative body said Tuesday.


Shooting 'Burma' in real locations was challenging, says director

Chennai, Sep 9 : First-time director Dharani Dharan says shooting his forthcoming Tamil directorial debut "Burma" in real locations of north Madras, was challenging as it required them to shoot in places where acquiring permission was "difficult".


Honoured that 'Goli Soda' is going to Busan film fest: Director

Chennai, Sep 9 : Cinematographer-turned-director S.D. Vijay Milton feels honoured that his Tamil directorial debut "Goli Soda", a coming-of-age story of street urchins, will be screened at the upcoming 19th Busan International Film Festival.


Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa' shoot reaches climax

Chennai, Sep 9 : The shooting of superstar Rajinikanth's "Lingaa", which is currently taking place in Shimoga district of Karnataka, has reached its final stages of completion. Some important stunts sequences involving Hollywood stunt choreographer Lee Whitaker are currently being shot.


Tamil Nadu contributes Rs.5 crore to flood-hit Kashmir

Chennai, Sep 8 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday announced a contribution of Rs.5 crore to the flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.


Rubber planters want anti-dumping duty on imports

By Fakir Balaji, Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 8 : Natural rubber planters, especially small growers from Kerala, have petitioned the union government to impose anti-dumping duty or increase import tariff to protect them from falling prices in the domestic market.


Erratic weather impacts tea production in India

By Fakir Balaji, Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 8 : Erratic weather, scanty rains and high temperatures this summer have impacted tea production in India, as evident from 18 million kg (average) lower yield during the first six months of 2014.


Moondram Ulaga Por': Story of fictional India-China war

Chennai, Sep 8 : "Moondram Ulaga Por", an upcoming Tamil action-drama, is a story of an imaginary war between India and China, says its director Sugan Karthi. He said it was challenging to script the story.


Ramesh Aravind keen to direct more Tamil films

Chennai, Sep 8 : Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind, who is awaiting the release of his Tamil directorial debut "Uttama Villain", says he would like to make more films in the language as he feels he has stayed away from the industry for too long.


Commodity planters wait for schemes to spur growth

Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 7 : Planters of coffee, tea, rubber and spices in south India are waiting for the new government to implement development schemes that will boost production and spur growth in the vital economic sector.


Kudankulam n-plant second unit to start fission in November

Chennai, Sep 7 : The second 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is expected to start fission process in November while the first unit is yet to restart power generation, according to the project operators.


Got bored of directing ghost stories: Lawrence

Chennai, Sep 7 : After directing Tamil horror trilogy "Muni", "Muni 2" and the upcoming "Muni 3", Raghava Lawrence now feels bored of helming ghost stories and says his new Tamil directorial "Oru Ticket La Rendu Cinema" will be an out-and-out commercial entertainer.


S.J. Suryah took six months to learn music

Chennai, Sep 7 : S.J. Suryah, who acts and directs, has now donned the hat of a composer for his upcoming Tamil directorial "Isai". He says he spent six months to learn music before composing tunes for the film.


'Acting is rewarding, direction gives wings to creativity'

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Sep 7 : Having donned different roles as an actor, writer and director in his over two-decade-old journey in southern cinema, multi-faceted veteran Ramesh Aravind feels that there's nothing more "rewarding" than an actor's job, but that direction is a "satisfying" creative process.


Claims processing company by four insurers under scanner

Chennai, Sep 6 : The plans of four government-owned general insurance companies to float a company for processing healthcare claims have hit the Competition Commission of India (CCI) hurdle, which ordered a probe into the move.


Siddharth turns singer again for 'Enakkul Oruvan'

Chennai, Sep 6 : Actor Siddharth, who occasionally sings in his films, has crooned a track in upcoming Tamil thriller "Enakkul Oruvan", and there's a reason why it's "special".


Tamil Nadu CM drops minister

Chennai, Sep 6 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday dropped Milk and Diary Development Minister V. Moorthy from her cabinet and inducted B.V. Ramanaa in his place.


Arnold Schwarzenegger to attend 'Ai' audio launch in Chennai?

Chennai, Sep 6 : In a YouTube video posted by Sony Music India, Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger is seen saying that he will attend the audio launch of filmmaker Shankar's magnum opus "Ai" here Sep 15.


Kamal Haasan trains in Tirunelveli accent for 'Papanasam'

Chennai, Sep 6 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is known to experimenting with different things in his films, will be seen speaking in the Tirunelveli accent in upcoming Tamil thriller "Papanasam".


Include 12 Tamil Nadu cities in smart city programme: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Sep 5 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Friday urged union Urban Development Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu to include 12 cities in the state under the central government's smart city programme.


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