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Sunday, April 14, 2013



Director Shankar & Dhanush project

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 10:58 AM PDT

Early in 2011 there was a buzz created around the possible teaming up of Shankar and Dhanush. It was before Nanban had commenced that stories of Dhanush being part of that project started doing the rounds. Even though that didn't materialize the buzz over Dhanush being part of Shankar's next has surfaced yet again.

Sources say that AGS cinemas are in possession of Dhanush's call sheet and are keen to share it with Director Shankar. While the combination would have the Tamil audience licking their lips in anticipation, the CEO of AGS cinemas, Archana Kalpathi, has played down the reports as being just mere rumors.

But in all likeliness, Dhanush and Shankar could literally be sharing the same stage very soon as both of them have been invited by Aascar Ravichandran to grace the occasion of 555's audio launch which is scheduled to take place in a couple of days.

Actor Vikram's new look for 'I' spotted !

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 10:51 AM PDT

As always the case Shankar has been closely guarding the details of his under production film, 'I', that stars Vikram and Amy Jackson in the lead. There have been several reports that have emerged regarding Vikram's various looks in the film. It has been reported that Vikram's character will be seen completely beefed up in one portion of the movie, while another half of the movie will shown him with a leaner physique, warranting a rapid loss in weight from the actor.

Now it has been brought to Behindwoods's attention that Vikram was recently spotted in the city with a completely shaved head, leading us to believe that the tonsured look too is going to be part of Shankar's 'I'. While the story of the film is anybodys guess, the various getups of Vikram alone are proof that 'I' is going to be yet another ambitious project from Shankar.

Highest award for Nayanthara from Big B

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 10:38 AM PDT

Nayanthara has bagged the highest award for excellence in Telugu cinema, the Nandi Award, for her highly publicized portrayal as Sita in Sri Ramarajyam. The award for Best Actress was made all the more special for Nayanthara as she received the award from the hands of Amitabh Bachchan.

The function took place in a grand manner on 11thApril at Hyderabad. Nayanthara was also visibly pleased as her film Sri Ramarajyam was awarded the Best Film too. This is Nayanthara's first Nandi Award and should mark her comeback as a clearly successful one.

Actress Anjali returns, meets DCP

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 10:33 AM PDT

Actress Anjali who was feared to have gone 'missing' over the past couple of days returned to Hyderabad and appeared before the DCP of West Zone, Sudheer Rao. After explaining her situation to the Deputy Comissioner, Anjali was allowed to face the media persons who had swarmed the area.

Anjali said that she was not in a frame of mind to speak elaborately on the matter but said that she had gone to Mumbai as she was mentally upset. She said that she will be reporting back to work from Monday for the Telugu remake of Bol Bachchan where she stars opposite Venkatesh once again after their successful pairing in Seethama Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu.

Friday, April 12, 2013



'Mariyaan' Music

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 04:44 AM PDT

Starring Dhanush and Parvathy, 'Mariyaan' is a story of survival. Based on the fiction of a fisherman caught up in the Sudan oil wells, the story revolves around five important emotions - love, separation, pain, confidence and rise. We hear that it was not only Dhanush, but also the music director AR Rahman, who has displayed these emotions. Rahman is said to have composed a beautiful album, containing one song for each of the emotions. The best of the lot is said to be a song where a galore of emotions has been brought by Rahman, to fit the few minutes of the song. According to a source close to the team, the over all effect reminds one of Bharat Bala-AR Rahman rapport in the world famous 'Vande Maataram'. The good friends, were earlier expected to release two individual single tracks from the album, but the crew has later decided that the audio launch will be holistically held on the 23rd of April. The main film can be expected in the big screens by the first week of May.

Yesudas Back with 'Moodar Kudam'

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 04:38 AM PDT

If we had to describe the singer in a word, he is legendary. Everybody in the music fraternity worship his voice, while the man has only humbled with age as ripe as his experience. The most favourite singer of the industry, KJ Yesudas is coming back in the the album of the movie 'Moodar Kudam'. The film is directed by Naveen, who was formerly an associate of directors Simbudevan and Pandiraj.
The film's music has been composed by Natrajan Sankaran of Trinity Music School. The album has seven songs in all, out of which 5 are original tracks. The album has the leading voices from the industry, like Srinivas, SPB Charan, Naresh Iyer, and of course Yesudas. The veteran singer has sung a remix version of his debut song, 'Neeyum Bommai'. The album is said to have music of all genres, including rap. Audio launch of the movie is scheduled for the 29th of April. The audio rights is owned by Think Music. The movie will be released under Pasanga Production by director Pandiraj.

Kollywood misses year’s biggest date!

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 04:32 AM PDT

This year there will be no big or medium Tamil release on April 12, the 'Tamil Puthandu- Vishu' weekend. Traditionally, the Tamil Puthandu sees the release of one or two big star films and a few medium budget movies.

2013 Tamil Puthandu weekend starting on Friday April 12, will see only little known releases that nobody has heard of. It is for the first time in history of Tamil cinema the Tamil New Year weekend will not see any new releases.
In the good old days all top heroes used to have a biggie which would be their summer release. Collection wise the Tamil Puthandu weekend is the best among festival release dates.
Remember 2005 Tamil Puthandu weekend saw Rajinikanth's Chandramukhi, Kamal Haasan's Mumbai Express and Vijay's Sachein ? The trade experts believe that films that release during that weekend always makes an extra 5 to 10 % in their total collection due to the holiday season.
Even last year (2012), Udhayanidhi Stalin's debut film Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (OKOK) released during that weekend and the film went on to become a mega hit and the second highest grosser of that year.
Meanwhile there are nearly a dozen films which had earlier planned to release on April 12, but could not make it due to various reasons. They are Biriyani, Kutty Puli, Madha Gaja Raja, Soodhu Kavvum, Udhayam NH 4, Moondru Per Moondru Kadhal, Vallinam, Nagaraja Chozhan MA MLA, Sonna Puriyadhu, Ethir Neechal etc.