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Wednesday, June 6, 2012



Billa 2 on June 22 & Saguni on July 6!

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 11:51 AM PDT

Once again release dates of new Tamil biggies have been pushed forward.
Ajith's eagerly awaited Billa 2 will now release on June 22 instead of the earlier June15, while Karthi's Saguni is confirmed for July 6.
It may sound strange but Ajith's Billa 2 is releasing on Ilayathalapathy Vijay's birthday- June 22! The film is in the last stages of post-production and will be censored in Chennai before June 15.
Meanwhile Karthi's Saguni music which is already a hit will now release worldwide on July 6.
There is an understanding between Billa 2 and Saguni producers of a two week gap between both the films.

Actress Iniya is Bachchan’s choice

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 02:37 AM PDT

Iniya seems to be the favourite choice of directors who would like to make movies in rural backdrop. After Sargunam's 'Vaagai Sooda Vaa' and Bharathiraja's 'Annakodiyum Kodi Veeranum', the actress has bagged another film set in the village milieu.

Titled 'Ammavin Kaipesi', the film will mark the comeback of popular director Thangar Bachchan, who is known for emotional rural flicks such as 'Azhagi', 'Solla Marandha Kadhai' and 'Pallikoodam'.

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'Ammavin Kaipesi', which revolves around the bondage between a mother and her son, will have Shanthanu Bhagyaraj as the protagonist. Interestingly, this is first time for the young actor to play a village youth.

Thandavam – the First Ever South Indian Film…

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 02:33 AM PDT

According to UTV's Dhananjayan, Thandavam's shooting in London is the longest schedule for any South Indian Film in a foreign land. The shooting had been going on in London for the past 45 days and will go on for the next 15 days.

G Dhananjayan, who has flown down to London to be with the Thandavam team, has said that he has met the film's lead star Vikram, Tollywood star Jagapathy Babu and director AL Vijay during this visit and was entirely happy with the progress they had made.

Thandavam also stars Anushka and Amy Jackson as the lead girls with Santhanam handling the comedy. GV Prakash is scoring the music for this film which is slated for release in September.

Music director Deva Bereaved

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 02:31 AM PDT

Music director and the President of the Tamil Nadu Iyal, Isai Nadaga Mandram, Deva's mother Krishnaveni passed away yesterday, June 4th, 2012. She was 81 and was survived by five sons, Deva, Sampath, Sabesh, Murali and Siva and a daughter Selvi. Her cremation will take place today at the cremation grounds located behind the AVM Studios in Chennai.

Several film personalities are extending their condolences to the bereaved family. In her condolence message, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha expressed her heartfelt condolences and prayed that the soul of the departed rests in peace.

Actress Tamannaah, Shriya to dance for Charan

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 02:29 AM PDT

The dates are finalized. Actor Ram Charan Tej and Apollo heiress Upasna Kamineni will kickstart their wedding celebrations with a grand sangeet to be held on June 11. According to a source, it will be hosted at Annapoorna Studios and the entire Tollywood fraternity will be in attendance.

" Allu Arjun, Shriya Saran and Tamannaah are some of the names who are said to be performing at Charan and Upasna's sangeet." We also hear that comedian Ali may dance to the popular Kajra Re song at the sangeet. "Ali performed to the song at the wedding of Chiranjeevi's older daughter a few years ago and it was the talk of the town then. Chiranjeevi now wants him to do an encore at his son's sangeet too," adds the source.
The day after, on June 12, both families will be travelling to Domakonda to perform a puja. "Domakonda is the Kaminenis' native place and before any big occasion, they consider it auspicious to visit the Mutyalamma Temple to take the blessings of their family goddess," added the source.
The pellikoothuru ceremony will take place on the morning of June 13 at Upasna's Hyderabad residence. "On the same evening, the Apollo family is hosting dinner for the guests. June 14 is the wedding day. The ceremony will be held at the bride's house itself and the guest list will be confirmed in a couple of days," revealed the source.
Both the families have already dispatched the wedding invitations to their close friends and family.

Will Ilaiyaraaja, Mani Ratnam work together again?

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 02:24 AM PDT

For Kollywood buffs, June 2 is a red letter day, as two legends, Mani Ratnam and Ilaiyaraaja share their birthdays. The duo that has created milestones together, Kollywood feels, should work together again.

Director CS Amudhan opines that filmmakers of his generation share a special relationship with movies made by the winning combination. He says, "They have set the standards for background music. If one were to list out the best background scores in Tamil cinema, one would say they are Mouna Ragam, followed by Nayagan and Thalapathi. These are still the benchmarks."
Little wonder that most people in Kollywood say the duo must collaborate again. Director Venkat Prabhu, who nurtures the wish to work with his uncle Ilaiyaraaja, says, "I think all their fans would like to see that combination."
Similar sentiments are echoed by Karthik Raja, the music maestro's son too. "I wish they could get back together to give us some of those evergreen hits. My dad gets inspired by directors like Mani Ratnam. Few directors are able to bring out the beauty in a composer's work."
Amudhan, commenting on the same, says, "Mani Ratnam's vision always challenged Raja sir's music. This is why the Isaignani worked differently for Mani sir's films. Take Anjali, which was so ahead of its time. We've not seen Raja sir go back to those kind of tunes. Maybe he is still reserving them for Mani sir."
The year 2012 will see a comeback of sorts for both these maestros. While Mani Ratnam will have his film Kadal starring Gautham Karthik and Samantha releasing this year, Ilaiyaraaja will see a few releases including Gautham Menon's Neethaane En Ponvasantham.
Actress-producer Lakshmi Manchu, who will be seen in Kadal and also has Ilaiyaraaja composing for her film Maranthein Mannithen, says, "I am ready to retire now, since I've worked with my two idols. It wasn't my dad but Mani sir who inspired me to get into movies. As for Raja sir, my life wouldn't be the same without his music. They brought in cheer every time I was down."

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