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Sunday, September 23, 2012



Whats ‘Fishy’ in Kollywood?

Posted: 22 Sep 2012 04:53 AM PDT

The latest trend in Kollywood seems to be 'Fishing'. Yes, the current flavor of the season is fishermen stories in K-town.

Tamil films which are currently being shot are based on the life of fishermen and the lead protagonist plays a fishermen.
Topping this list is Maniratnam's Kadal, which stars Karthik's son Gautham and Radha's daughter Thulasi, who make their debut with this movie. The film which is being shot in the seashore areas of Kerala & Tamilnadu, has its plot to be about fishermen.
Same is the case of Neerparavai, directed by National Award winning director Seenuramasamy with Vishnu and Sunaina in the leads. Vishnu plays a fishermen and the film is said to be about how society turns a loser in life in to a human.
Next on line which again has the plot that deals with the life of fishermen is Bharat Bala's Mariyaan, which sees Dhanush playing the role of a fishermen. The film will see Dhanush playing a guy from a fishing village who goes abroad seeking better fortune. The film was shot Neeradi village in Kanyakumari, where Dhanush was seen sporting a big mustache.
Interestingly, both Mariyaan and Kadal has AR Rahman's music.
Director Bejoy Nambiar's bilingual David also seems to have a similar plot. The film is said to be a gangster comedy, which revolves around three characters who are all named David. The film which has an ensemble of cast, which is made in Tamil & Hindi and will also be released in Telugu (dubbed version) has Vikram playing the role of a fisherman named David.
The film's cast include Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jeeva, Vinay, Lara Dutta, Isha Sharvani, Tabu, Nasser and John Vijay. While Neil & Vinay would play David in Hindi versions, the Tamil version would replace Neil with Jiiva as David.

Thaandavam US Rights Sold

Posted: 22 Sep 2012 04:40 AM PDT

The distribution rights of Thaandavam in the US have been bagged by Prime Media, a event management and entertainment company. Thaandavam is gearing up for release on September 28th and the promos have already created a huge expectation among the movie buffs. In order to capture the attention of the audiences in the US, the filmmakers are planning to include English subtitles as well.

Thaandavam is a magnum opus from UTV Motion Pictures. Directed by AL Vijay, this film stars Vikram, Anuska, Amy Jackson, Nasser, Lakshmi Rai, Jagapati Babu, Daniel Kish and others. GV Prakash has scored the music and songs have turned out to be chartbusters.

Saturday, September 22, 2012



Thuppaki - the Wait Prolongs

Posted: 21 Sep 2012 03:46 AM PDT

This was supposed to be the judgment day for Thuppaki but unfortunately it is not! Yes, reports come in that the case has been adjourned yet again. Now, movie buffs and Vijay fans will have to wait until October 3rd to know the fate of this film.

The Thuppaki title issue is in court waiting for a judgment as the makers of Kalla Thuppaki are opposing the usage of this title since it is very similar to theirs.

Vijay fans have been waiting with bated breath for the court to vacate the stay on the title so that the audio release and promos can begin. However, the case is dragging on for various reasons and now it has been adjourned to October 3rd.

Actor Ajith's next to start from December

Posted: 21 Sep 2012 03:34 AM PDT

'Mass emotional entertainer'. This is how director Shiva (of 'Siruthai' fame) describes his next film with Ajith. "The project will hit the floors in December," he says.
To be produced by Vijaya Productions, on the centenary year of its founder B Nagi Reddy, the film has already raised enough expectations. "I am currently giving finishing touches to the script," Shiva says.
He also informs that attempts are on to have Anushka Shetty on board. A popular director in Telugu with some hit movies to his credit, Shiva hopes he could pull it off with this flick.
"I know expectations are sky high since it is an Ajith starrer. I am hopeful of meeting them as I rely strongly on two things- Ajith and the script," he adds.

Eega/Naan Ee as Makkhi

Posted: 21 Sep 2012 03:31 AM PDT

Blockbuster film Eega in Telugu and Naan Ee in Tamil has been titled Makkhi. Director SS Rajamouli had said that the Hindi dubbed version of this film would hit the screens soon and now we have news that the film has been titled Makkhi.

There were rumors that Rajamouli would remake the film in Hindi but he had denied it outright stating that remakes are not his cup of tea. As planned, the dubbed version is now getting to hit the silver screens, say sources.

Maakhi stars Nani and Samantha in the lead roles with Sudeep playing the central character as the villain. With the film turning out to be a smash hit in Tamil and Telugu, it is expected to rake in collections in Bollywood as well.

Thursday, September 20, 2012



Actress Aishwarya flies with Aaradhya to Chicago

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 01:47 AM PDT

Papa Abhishek Bachchan is missing his family many miles away from home in Chicago and his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya took the Tuesday early morning flight to Chicago to join Abhishek Bachchan who is shooting in Chicago for Yash Raj's 'Dhoom 3'.
Aishwarya and Aaradhya has been caught at Mumbai International airport boarding New York flight around 2:30 am on Tuesday. Media and cameraperson jammed at the airport but Ash handled her daughter smartly so that her face may not get clicked. But paparazzi caught the looks of Aaradhya on camera and she looked little discomfort as it was early morning and very crowded.
Early this month, Amitabh Bachchan paid a short visit to his son in Chicago. Abhishek who will be in Chicago for the entire moth of October was missing his family and hence he called up Ash and Aaradhya.
Well, Aaradhya will not only get to play with her father but she will be getting another playmate in Chicago who is almost of her age. He is Aamir Khan and Kiran's son Azad.
So, it's family time for both Aamir and Kiran.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012



Actress Nithya Menon targets Sneha’s place!

Posted: 17 Sep 2012 12:37 PM PDT

Malayalam film actress Nithya Menon made her entry in Tamil cinema through the film Veppam. After this, she has become busy in Malayalam films.

She is currently acting in a film titled JK Ennum Nanbanin Vaazhkai. Shravanand who had acted in the film Engeyum Eppodhum is donning the lead role in this film. Nithya Menon is donning the role like Sneha donned in Autograph.

    She while speaking about this said, " I am donning a different kind of role like Sneha donned in the film Autograph. I am acting in this film keeping Sneha as my role model in my mind.

I will act in her style. Since she has been married, I will get the place which has left through this film. On the whole I will be the next Sneha of the Tamil film industry."

nithya menon spicy image Nithya Menon targets Snehas place!

Acotr Suriya's 7aum Arivu in the Oscar Race?

Posted: 17 Sep 2012 12:33 PM PDT

The Film Federation of India has selected two Tamil films – the Suriya starrer 7aum Arivu and the Balaji Shakthivel directed Vazhakku Enn 18/9 – compete for the prestigious Oscar Awards in the regional languages film section.

Several other Indian language films have also been listed out by the Film Federation of India out which one film will be sent to compete for the Oscar Award under the regional languages film category.

7aum Arivu is a magnum opus starring Suriya and Shruti Haasan in the lead roles. The film was directed by AR Murugadoss and produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin's Red Giant Movies.

Vazhakku Enn 18/9 is directed by Balaji Sakthivel and produced by N Lingusamy's Tirupati Brothers with newbies playing the lead roles.

Actor Vikram's new lengthy hairstyle for 'I'

Posted: 17 Sep 2012 12:31 PM PDT

It was Vikram's hairstyle which was the main point of focus during the recent press meet of Thandavam. Chiyan Vikram is done with a new hairstyle for his next movie with Shankar. The movie is 'I' and Vikram was noticed with a lengthy hair style for this film.
Having a lengthy hairstyle might seem to be a very conservative one. However, this lengthy and loosely worn style best suits his oval face.
This new style is going to be for the romantic-thriller 'I' which is produced by Aasar Ravichandran. Madarasa patnam heroine, Amy Jackson is again going to rock in Tamil cinema in this movie. PC sriram's camera and AR Rahman's music are promising to give out a stunning film. It is an icing on the cake to know that few Hollywood technicians are also working on this movie.

Music director A.R.Rahman's 'super songs' for Dhanush

Posted: 17 Sep 2012 12:27 PM PDT

A R Rahman has come out with some stunning songs for 'Mariyaan', and the film's protagonist, the National Award winning Dhanush, is all smiles about it.
"Mariyaan final schedule will resume from October. Rahman sir has given us brilliant songs and I am in love with them," Dhanush wrote on his microblogging page.
Directed by Bharat Bala, who had worked with Rahman for the popular 'Vandemataram' album in 1997, 'Mariyaan' has 'Poo' fame Parvathy Menon as the heroine.
Besides Dhanush, the film has one more National Award winning actor in its cast, and he is Appukutty of 'Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai' fame. Apart from 'Mariyaan', Dhanush is shooting for his Hindi film 'Raanjhana'.

Director Shankar's 'I' On Location

Posted: 17 Sep 2012 12:24 PM PDT

Successfully completed a long schedule of 41 days, from July 15th to September 1st, including a song and an action sequence.

Actor Sathyaraj as Deepika Padukone's Dad!!

Posted: 17 Sep 2012 12:18 PM PDT

"Chennai Express" is Shahrukh Khan's upcoming production. This movie is going to be directed by Rohit Shetty, the one who became popular with his entire "Golmaal" series. The complete story is going to be about a train journey from Mumbai to Rameswaram.
Following to the versatile acting in Shankar's "Nanban", Sathyaraj has grabbed this opportunity to work under Shahrukh Khan's production. This "Virus" will be the father of Deepika Padukone in the movie.

Kumki in Studio Green's Court!

Posted: 17 Sep 2012 12:15 PM PDT

Studio Green is in top gear identifying the right films for production and distribution. The production house has produced several successful ventures like Sillunu Oru Kaadhal, Paruthiveeran, Singam, Naan Mahaan Alla, Siruthai, and Saguni and has distributed films like Paruthiveeran, Aayirathil Oruvan, Saguni and Attakathi.

The latest to join this list is Kumki. The film will be distributed by KE Gnanavel Raja's Studio Green. The producer is adept in identifying blockbusters and has done so successfully in the past which accounts for the string of successes he has tasted thus far and Kumki is sure to join the list.

In a statement to the press on bagging the distribution rights of Kumki, KE Gnanavel Raja said, "It's a very proud moment for Studio Green to be releasing a magnum opus like 'Kumki' and the relationship we have with Tirrupathi Brothers is more than just a business deal. This is a joint expression of our passion for good cinema."

The Singam Is Ready to Roar!

Posted: 17 Sep 2012 12:12 PM PDT

Yes, we have the news that all Suriya fans are waiting to hear! Singam 2 will go on floors on September 19th. The prequel was a smash hit and therefore the expectations on the sequel are very high.

Director Hari has prepared a wonderful script keeping this in mind and Suriya is raring for the project to roll as soon as possible. With everything in place, the team is ready to commence the venture on September 19th.

The film has Suriya playing the hero while Anushka and Hansika will be the two heroines. It may be noted here that Anushka was the heroine in the prequel too while Hansika is a new addition.

It Is Not the Judgment Day for Thuppaki

Posted: 17 Sep 2012 12:11 PM PDT

When every Vijay fan was waiting eagerly for the court's verdict on the title of his upcoming flick Thuppaki, they are in for a disappointment as the case has been adjourned for September 21st. The makers of Kalla Thuppaki and Thuppaki are fighting it out in the court for the title of their respective films.

Ravi Devan, the director of Kalla Thuppaki, has alleged that the title Thuppaki is very similar to his title and hence sought a stay against the filmmakers using the title. It was expected that the judgment on this issue would be delivered today but with the magistrate adjourning the case, Vijay fans are disappointed as their wait continues.