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Friday, December 23, 2011



Saguni to Hit Screens Soon

Posted: 22 Dec 2011 10:35 AM PST

Karthi's upcoming flick 'Saguni' had taken a jet-speed progression over the shooting schedules and is now set to wrap up with the final schedule by Dec 24. Directed by Shankar Dayal and produced by Dream Warriors Pictures, the film is touted to be a political drama with strong characterizations.

According to the inside reports, the makers had both the shooting and post-production works done simultaneously, which makes the process completed within short span of time. Announcement about audio launch and thearitical release are expected soon.

3 audio launch at St George’s school grounds

Posted: 22 Dec 2011 10:34 AM PST

The much talked about film in Tamil right now is 3, directed by Aishwarya, daughter of superstar Rajinikanth and wife of National award winning actor Dhanush.

The film has Dhanush and Shruti Haasan in the lead but the film is grabbing all attention due to Why this Kolaveri song from 3 album which has gone viral.
The audio of the film is being launched on Dec 23 at St George's school grounds opposite Pachaippa College in Chennai.
Contrary to the news doing the rounds that Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan are launching the audio, we understand that there will be no chief guests or long winded speeches, but a slick performance-driven programme that Aishwarya has finalised.
Aishwarya who does not want a cliched launch, is not willing to divulge any information about the flow-of-events that will happen on Friday evening.
Market leaders Sun TV has snapped the telecast rights of the audio launch at a very high price.
So will there be a live Kolaveri performance by Dhanush? We will have to wait and watch.

Ajith’s next with Vishnuvardhan or Shiva?

Posted: 22 Dec 2011 10:32 AM PST

Now that the shooting of 'Billa 2′ is over but for some patch work which will be completed in a few days, 'Thala' Ajith is gearing up to start his next. It will be directed by Vishnuvardhan.
"Actually Ajith has two projects in his hands. One to be helmed by Vishnuvardhan and the other by Siruthai fame Shiva. But Ajith chose Vishnuvardhan since it is a long due to work with him," circles close to the 'Thala' say.
They add: "It was Vishnuvardhan who was to direct Billa 2. But he missed it due to unavoidable reasons. At that time, Ajith promised Vishnu that he would work with him soon. The actor is honouring it now."
Another reason is said to be Shiva being busy with a Telugu film starring Ravi Teja and Taapsee Pannu in lead roles. "The Ajith-Shiva venture will start after May 2012," sources say. It will be produced by Vijaya Productions to mark the centenary of its founder Nagi Reddy.

Shruti Hassan climbing up her career ladder

Posted: 22 Dec 2011 10:31 AM PST

It is harvesting time for Shruti Hassan that post-7am Arivu she has become a most sought after heroine. However, it is not in Kollywood but in the nearby Tollywood. Initially she began her career for acting in Bollywood but as fortune have it, she stepped into Kollywood for her father's project Unnaipol Oruvan for music. As things would have the favor, she got an ideal opportunity to be a full time heroine under the monitoring of AR Murugadoss in 7am Arivu.
Simultaneously she shared two films in Tollywood of which one with Siddharth proved to be a mega hit. Now she is on the sets of the Telugu remake of Dabaang. From the sources close to her, it is learnt Shruti will be full of dates for the coming three years. It is said she has got 5 Telugu films on hand and dates for any other language will be a tight corner.
To make this phase as the best platform she is learning Telugu to lend her own voice. This is what her father Kamal did in his early phase of acting. He learnt Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi to shape him fit for any language. Hence Shruti Hassan is not the chip of the new computer, but the chip of the old block.

What’s life without colour and spice? asks Vikram

Posted: 22 Dec 2011 10:29 AM PST

He is one actor in south, who realises the importance of marketing and promoting his films. Vikram's perfection lies in his ability and expression to re-invent himself, every time he embarks on a new mission. Be it a film shoot or interview-he wants to add that something unique to everything he does.
In a freewheeling chat with Sridevi Sreedhar on the eve of the release of his new film PVP cinemas Rajapattai, Vikram opens up. Excerpts
Are you tensed?
(Laughs)  Not at all. In fact, I'm too excited and proud.Can't wait any longer for the release and the magic to unfold. I can promise you that it's a 2 hour 7 minutes of pure entertainment with all the masalas in the right mix.
How different is Rajapattai from the normal mass masala commercial potboilers?
After doing serious films like Raavan and Deivathirumagal, I wanted to do something light, funny and totally entertaining like Dhool and Saamy. That's when I met Suseenthiran, who narrated this script to me and the first thing that struck me is Wow! But trust me, I worked very hard and it was not easy like I thought (smiles).
Rajapattai is a visual treat with land grabbing, a topical subject as the base.There are no comedians but there is an undercurrent of comedy throughout, there is action, romance and the relationship between my character and K Viswanath, who plays an important role, is the emotional angle to the story.
What's your role?
I play a common man Anal Murugan a gym boy who dreams big, of becoming a villain in cinema. There are no punchlines, I'm not a superhero and in fact I get beaten up couple of times.  The best thing about the film is the logic behind every scene. Suseenthiran is a good film maker and he visualises each and every scene before the shot.
You shared a great rapport with Suseenthiran?
I loved all his films especially Naan Mahaan Alla and Azhagar Samiyin Kuthirai. There is his signature in every frame along with usual mass masala gimmicks  like any other commercial films without tampering with logic. He has an immense amount of passion and dedication for work. To have someone like him as director inspires you to work even harder and give your best. He gave me complete freedom and it was lovely working with him.
You sport different looks in the film?
It's not a deliberate attempt to sport different looks. I have 17 looks and they are very important to the story and it is set in a filmi background. In one song,heroine Deeksha dreams about me in different villain looks.
People seem to like your chemistry between Deeksha in the promos of the film?
She is very promising actress and in one of the songs Paniye Panipoove.. shot in Italy, she looks ravishing like a goddess.
How do you prepare for a role?
For me, the most crucial aspect is the sessions I have with my director before the shoot starts. I sit with my director and brainstorm, I give my suggestions and that's what I call the home work. And when the actual shoot starts, I completely surrender to my director and I become a directors' actor.I never interfere and all my directors have been wonderful people, who know their job.
The audio is a big hit. Which is your favourite song?
My personal favourite is Podi Payyan Polave among the four songs. I loveLaddu Laddu Rendu Laddu,(laughs) not because I sung it but for the energy and the positive vibes I shared with Reema and Shriya during the shoot. Shobi master has choreographed all the songs and the Italy songs will be a major highlight.
The glam quotient is high with three hot girls shaking a leg with you?
What's life without colour and spice? We love masala in our food or films. But, including Reema, Shriya and Saloni was again a part of the script, not any last minute decision. It was fun shooting the song with them in Italy.

Ganesh Venkatram as a solo hero

Posted: 22 Dec 2011 10:07 AM PST

Ganesh Venkatram is trying to reinvent himself as a saleable action solo hero.
His new film Pani Thulli will see the handsome hunk in a different role. The trailer launch of the film is taking place at PVR in Chennai during the interval break of Vikram's Rajapattai.
Ganesh needs a hit to make his presence felt in Tamil cinema.
Says Ganesh: "Pani Thulli is a different sort of romantic action film. It is a love story told in a James Bond style, something that has not been tried before."
Pani Thulli has been shot in exotic locations of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and San Jose in US.
The film directed by Nutty Kumar has been shot by two cameramen CJ Rajkumar and Chris Eldridge. There are two heroines Shobhana and Kalpana.

Hindi 'Ko' with Prakash Jha as auteur

Posted: 22 Dec 2011 10:02 AM PST

KV Anand directed 'Ko' amassed huge crowd at the theatres and took the lead actors acting career to the next level. Now the film is all set to be made in Bollywood as well. While it was earlier rumored that KV Anand might direct the Hindi version too and will debut into Bollywood as director, recent developments reveal that the production house of 'Ko' has roped in Prakash Jha to direct this political thriller.

Prakash Jha who has already become a hit, directing political films in Bollywood (read Rajneethi and Aarakshan) we hear is all set to zoom his camera for this next venture. While the director has confirmed his berth to helm this project all the other details like the cast and crew members are being worked out.

The Tamil version had Jiiva as the lead actor, as a go-getter photo journalist and also saw Karthika debuting as the heroine in Tamil with this film. The film's music too went on to become chartbusters.

We'll have to wait to know if the magic will be repeated in Hindi as well...

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