Kavithlaya's production with Kamal Haasan


Kavithalaya, the production house run by Kamal’s mentor K Balachandar has expressed its desire to produce a movie casting Kamal Haasan.

According to Balachandar’s son-in-law Kandasamy, ’it’s our longtime desire to produce a magnum opus with Kamal. We are searching for an apt script. The film would set a new trend in the Indian film industry.’

He added: ’We want to escalate Kamal to global audiences like our ’Muthu’ did for Rajini. We hope that our forthcoming venture would fulfill it.’ Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

Rajinikanth shoots in Prashanth's place


The shooting for the Rajinikanth starrer ’Endhiran’ which is directed by Shankar is progressing in and around Chennai.

In spite of heavy rains, director Shankar has opted to go ahead with the shooting on Wednesday. Amidst tight security, the crew is reportedly shooting at a jewelery house owned by actor Prashanth which is located in T. Nagar, Chennai. Since Aishwarya Rai is busy shooting for the Mani Ratnam movie, scenes involving Rajinikanth are being shot.

Shooting for the movie is on at a rapid pace. The movie stars Aishwarya Rai opposite Rajinikanth and is produced by Ayngaran International. The film has musical score by A R Rahman.

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Shriya Saran as Akshay Kumar’s heroine


Shriya Saran never ceases to surprise you at regular intervals. What if her film with Kollywood stars like Ajit and Dhanush did not happen? Well she has signed up to play Bollywood Box-Office baron Akshay Kumar’s heroine in Deepa Mehta directed Komagata Maru

Speaking from Malaysia, where she is shooting for Sarathkumar’s K.S Ravikumar directed Jaggubhai, an excited Shriya said: “I’m on top of the world, as I ’m doing Deepa Mehta’s epic Komagata Maru. Deepaji is my favourite director and it is a great honour to do a film with her." Remember Shriya had done Deepa Mehta’s last film What’s Cooking.

Komagata Maru is an epic film based on a true story surrounding the voyage of a Japanese ship by the name ’Komagata Maru’ hired by people from Punjab led by Gurdit Singh from Hong Kong to Vancouver in 1914 with 376 passengers on board seeking a new life in the promised land.

It is a journey of one man’s courage that challenged the largest empire in the world. It bears open the heroism of Gurdit Singh, who dares to have an impossible dream- a life of freedom, equality, and dignity. The film also depicts the martyrdom of Mewa Singh.

Akshay Kumar has confirmed that he will be playing the lead Gurdit Singh, in this collaboration with Deepa Mehta. Talks are going on with various other actors including Hollywood top stars making this truly an international project on a budget of $35 to 40 million being produced by Hamilton-Mehta Production Inc. in association with Akshay Kumar’s home production, Hari Om Entertainment.
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Nakul and Sunaina together again

nakul ,Sunaina

AGS Entertainment, which has rendered blockbusters including ’Thiruttu Payalae’ and the ’Jayam’ Ravi starrer ’Santhosh Subramaniyam’, will be commencing their next film titled ’Masilamani’ soon.

The movie brings together the success couple Nakul and Sunaina together again. The two had teamed up to render a hit in ’Kadhalil Vizhunthein’. R N R Manohar has penned the story, screenplay, dialogues and will be directing ’Masilamani’.

Santhanam, Srinath, Delhi Ganesh and Meera Krishnan are also in the cast. D Imman scores the music, while cinematography is by Vettri.

Says Manohar, ’ it is about a poor young boy falling in love with a rich girl. She learns Bharathanatyam in Kalakshetra. The innovative way he adopts to win over her heart forms the crux’.
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I am happy with what I do - Trisha

Trisha_ sexy kollywood actress

It sure is a rarity for actresses to be content with what they have. Every single artiste aspires to be part successful projects continuously. Trisha seems to be difference from the rest here.

She says with conviction, ’I am satisfied with what I am doing currently in Tamil and Telugu’

’It is true that I listened to many Hindi scripts. But none of them impressed me. I am not ready to act in a Hindi movie just to prove my presence in Bollywood. At the same time, my hands are full here and I am happy,’ says Trisha.

Confirming that she is going to act with Vishal, Trisha says, ’after ’Adavari Mataluku Ardhale Verulae’, I will be part of a film that is to be directed by Selvaraghavan.

The movie will be produced by Ramesh Babu for Kanakarathna Movies.’

Trisha is currently acting with for a Telugu film called ’King’ with Nagarjuna. In Tamil she’ll be seen in ’Abhiyum Nanum’ with Prakash Raj and in the Gautham Menon film ’Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikalam’.
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Surya's Vaaranam Aayiram movie review


Movie: Vaaranam Aayiram Director: Gautham Vasudev Menon Music: Harris Jayaraj Cast: Surya, Sameera, Divya, Simran

Gautham Vasudev Menon is back with a film straight from the heart. The director, who believes in meaningful cinema, is trying to push the cinematic envelope with Vaaranam Aayiram.

The film is clearly meant for niche audiences, and not for mass viewing. It is a tribute to the director’s dad, who passed away last year. The treatment and narration are purely autobiographical with most of it taken from real life incidents laced with cinematic liberties.

In a nutshell, the film is personal and deals with the deep bonding between a loving and devoted father and his son who is trying to discover himself. Menon’s life story may be woefully long and meandering ( 2 hours 55 minutes) with a great first half, but post Interval, it lags. Still it works and grabs us where it matters and leaves a lump in your throat.

The movie opens with an army officer Surya receiving the news of his dad’s death while on a mission. Flashback- Right from his birth, for Surya (Surya) his dad Krishnan (Surya), a middle-class central government employee is more of a friend and a role model than a disciplinarian father. He dotes on his dad more than his mom Malini (Simran) and sister Shriya, and they live a happy life. Surya is influenced by his dad’s stories of how he romanced his mother and won her. As Malini nostalgically tells him- “He just swept me off my feet"!

Surya goes to an Engineering college in Tirchy, after his father borrows money to pay his capitation fees, but ends up watching movies than attending classes. After his last semester exams, on the way back to Chennai he meets the beautiful Meghana (Sameera Reddy) on train and it is love at first sight. Being a guy who has never looked at a girl, he pulls out his guitar and sings En iniyia pon nilaave!

Meghana and Surya are like chalk and cheese; she has graduated from the prestigious REC, Tirchy a studious type and a topper who is going to do her MS at Berkley University in California! But somehow Surya who says he has been hit by a "thunderbolt" tells her-" I will come into your life and sweep you off your feet". How his father sticks with him through thick and thin and helps him to attain his goal against all odds, forms rest of this bio pic.

Gautham simply wrings you dry with his overplay of emotions in the father-son bonding. The climax is heart wrenching and heartwarming as Surya’s breakdown and tears roll down his cheek which looks real. The best part of the film is the first half, especially the wispy romance between Surya and Sameera Reddy, with the scene where Surya falls for her in the train is hilarious and romantic. And when Sameera says finally - "I’m in love", with Surya playing around with a toy helicopter at Fort Point, which offers the best view of the Golden Bridge in San Francisco, the romance tugs at your heart. Only Gautham, a romantic can make such scenes work.

The music of Harris Jayaraj is first rate and tangy, with meaningful lyrics of Thamarai. This is Harris- Gautham’s last film together and the combo is simply terrific. Four of the songs before interval are shot beautifully like a music video, with Adiye Kolluthe… and Nenjukkul Peidhidum.. being the pick of lot, while two songs post interval mars the tempo. However the music of the film and its picturisation will remain the USP of the film.

The film demands great patience to sit through and is an overdose of emotions. If the film holds on, it is because of its music and superb performance of Surya. On the whole, the film is optimistic, fresh and emotionally honest. Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Priyamani in bikini as Nayan!


National award winner Priyamani is moving towards commercial films and glamour roles. She is presently busy with the Telugu film Dhrona, starring alongside Nitin. There is a strong buzz in the industry that Priyamani will go bold in this film and don a bikini, considered a taboo in the Tamil industry until Nayanthara featured in it for Billa. Priyamani has another important and prestigious project in her kitty - Ravan. The lady is expected to join the Ravan team in January 2009.

Speaking of Ravan, Prithviraj, who plays an important role in the film, is now busy working out for a six-pack abs. Prithvi’s portion will also be shot from January onwards. Currently, the Ravan team is busy shooting the Hindi version in Kerala. Technorati Tags: , , , , , , ,

Rajnikanth joining BJP?


According to sources, both of them discussed the latest political situation in the country. Advani was accompanied by his close friend Cho S Ramasamy, the state BJP president L. Ganesan and Former union minister Thirunavukkarasar.

The meeting bears immense significance in the present context, where Rajnikanth is under immense pressure to enter politics.

Later Advani admitted that they had had a long discussion about the current political affairs and that he had requested Rajini to extend his political support to the BJP in the forthcoming General Elections. But, sources reveal that though Rajini refused to give his support to any particular party he did convey his wishes to the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate. Though Rajini has been resisting such demands he had recently announced that he would undertake a tour of the state to meet his fans and has also promised that he would meet them frequently. Rajnikanth’s office bearers are tight lipped about what transpired in his meeting with Advani.

Advani had come to Chennai in connection with the release of the Tamil version of his autobiography, My Country; My Life.

Another BJP leader and one of Rajini’s closest friends, Shatrughan Sinha, had recently met him and had stated that Rajini would soon announce his future political plans, which would be a sweet surprise for the people of Tamil Nadu. Technorati Tags: , , , , ,

Vaaranam Aayiram a fantastic opening


Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Vaaranam Aayiram, has taken a fantastic opening even before release!

The film’s advance booking opened on Wednesday (Nov 12) in Chennai’s 10 screens and the response has been awesome.

At Sathyam Cinemas, the 936- seater big screen has been sold out for the first five days, in Inox they have given 9 shows during the weekend and it is sold out for the first six days, a new record!

Sangam, Abirami, Albert and Shanthi too it has been sold out for the weekend. In Mayajaal, the film will have 36 shows daily and almost 65 percent of the tickets for the weekend have been sold out!

Most of the bookings in all theatres are through the internet, showing Surya’s growing fan base on the net. In US the film is opening in 21 screens (a new record for a Surya film), and having premieres across North America, according to its distributors Bharath Creations. Technorati Tags: , , , , ,

Harris Jayaraj split up from the director Gautham


In a shocking development, noted music composer Harris Jayaraj has announced his split with director Gautham Vasudev Menon!

Harris, through his PRO Nikhil Murugan has issued a statement saying that he is parting ways with Gautham.

Gautham and Harris debuted together in the 2001 romantic musical Minnale, which had outstanding music score. The pair established themselves as one of the most popular director-music director combination with foot tapping music in films like- Khakka Khakka, Vettayadu Vilayadu, Pachaikili Muthucharam and their latest Vaaranam Aayiram.

Now, Harris in his statement issued to the press says-" I have a very good respect for Mr. Gowtham Menon and in return he has reciprocated the same. But now, things have gone sour that it’s better for us to part ways as good friends leaving behind some beautiful memories with a heavy heart. I have to take this decision on behalf of us. I know this might disappoint my fans, music lovers and well wishers in the industry. It’s best for us to leave it at this, since I always believed that to create soul stirring music, the bond between a Music composer and the director is vital. Once it’s lost, it is difficult to get back".

It could not have come at a worst time, on the day before the release of Vaaranam Aayiram! Habrris told " What will one do, if a marriage goes bad? You have to split! Anyway I wish him all the best." Harris said that he will not be attending today’s (Nov 13) red carpet premiere of the film, as he has a recording! Technorati Tags: , , , , ,

Most eagerly awaited Tamil Television Ratings (TRP) are out.

The most eagerly awaited Diwali day (Oct 27) Tamil Television Ratings (TRP) are out.

Remember the fireworks when Rajinikanth’s Chandramukhi on Sun TV clashed with Ajith’s Billa telecast by Kalaignar TV in the evening 6 pm prime time Diwali day slot?

The winner by a mile is Rajinikanth’s Chandramukhi, which got a whopping TRP of 20.82, while Billa was way behind with 4.28, according to TAM, the authentic Mumbai based television rating agency. The surprise element was that nobody expected Billa to perform so badly when pitched against Chandramukhi.

As per the ratings on Diwali day, at number two was Kamal Hassan classic Vettaiyadu Vilayadu a re-telecast on Sun TV in the 11am slot which got a TRP rating of 11.29. Meanwhile at the same time on Kalaignar TV, Arjun’s Marudhamalai got an impressive 7.74, and came in the third position.

Like in theatres, on television nobody can come near Rajinikanth. He is clearly ahead of all others put together. No wonder nobody dares to release their film along with the superstar. After Chandramukhi’s outstanding ratings on television, Rajinikanth has once again proved he is lord and master of Kollywood.
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A new "Lal-Kamal combination"


’Ulaga Nayagan’ Kamal Hassan has always expressed his interest to work with Malayalam superstar Mohanlal. In 2000, he invited Mohanlal to play the role of a psychiatrist in his box-office winner Thenali, but Mohanlal politely declined the offer. Eventually, the role went to Malayalam actor Jayaram.

Again in 2006, there were reports that these acting legends might come together with Keertichakra II, a sequel of Keertichakra (2006) directed by Major Ravi. Unfortunately, it never came true! "Good things happen over time, great things happen all at once." Well, the fans will now lucky be enough to witness their much-awaited "Lal-Kamal combination" which will be one of the biggest unions in South Indian cinema.

The Malayalam superstar, who’s celebrating a high time at the Malayalam film industry box office with a continuous success of his recent releases Kurukshetra and multi-starrer Twenty:20, has agreed to don a role alongside Kamal Hassan in his upcoming venture Thalaivan Irukkiraan, to be produced by Gemini Films Circuit.

Reports said that Mohanlal met Kamal Hassan last week in Chennai and discussed the film, to be written and directed by Kamal Hassan himself. Mohanlal has in-principle agreed to do this an action-packed adventure film which will also feature Bollywood star Rishi Kapoor and Telugu action hero Venkatesh. According to initial information, the film will be shot in US and Switzerland. The music is by A.R. Rahman. More details will be known after a meeting to be convened in Chennai next week.

The new development came after Kamal Hassan’s much-talked about big budget venture Marmayogi was shelved due to lack of funds. Anyway, Thalaivan Irukkiraan will be a treat as two of the finest actors in contemporary Indian cinema will be coming together for the first time. Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

Kamal Hassan's Marmayogi shelved!

The latest news doing the rounds in Tamil film industry is that the much talked about big budget venture Marmayogi by Kamal Hassan has been shelved.

Pyramid Saimira who were to jointly produce it with Rajkamal International, is reported to have pulled out of the project due to lack of funds. According to an insider, Pyramid’s continuous flop projects has forced the company to shelve the project. Kamal requires huge money, nearly Rs 100 crores and 2 long years to complete the movie.

Sources say that, Kamal is going to start a new venture Thalaivan Irukkiraan, for Gemini Films Circuit, which had made Vasool Raja MBBS earlier with Kamal. An official announcement is expected shortly, once the star cast and technicians are finalized.

As per the rumours it is going to be an action packed adventurous film to be shot in US and Switzerland. It will have stars from most of the Indian languages like Rishi Kapoor, Venkatesh and Mohanlal and the music by AR Rahman.
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Tamanna launches eScooters


Known for her roles in movies like Kalloori (Tamil), Kalidasu (Telugu) and Happy Days (Telugu), Tamanna is a rising star in both Tamil and Telugu film industries. Her current films under production include Ananda Thandavam (also referred to as Aananda Thaandavam), Ayan and Padikathavan in Tamil and Konchem Ishtamga Konchem Kashtamga in Telugu.

This young promising actor was recently chosen as the brand ambassador for BSA Motors’ electric scooter (the BSA escooter) an environmentally-friendly two-wheeler which runs on rechargeable batteries and is relatively pollution-free. Aimed at teenagers and 20 somethings, the escooter’s brand ambassador Tamanna is expected to appeal to the go-getting younger generation who are also environmentally conscious.

Right now, Tamanna has flown to Interlaken, Switzerland with Dhanush for the shooting of Padikkathavan. Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Shamili Debutes in the Telegu film Opposite to Siddharth



Now its the time of Shamili, that the child actress turn into the lead or Mature actress after they have grown up. Shamili going to debute as a heroine against Siddharth in a Telegu film. Shamili is the sister of Shalini - Wife of Ajith Kumar and also sister of Richard. This hot girl was approached by many directors. But now only Shamili gave her word. Now Shamili is going to act in the debut director in Telugu Anand Ranga. And Siddharth is the hero in the film. The film will start its shooting on the 1st week of October which will be produce by DVV Dhannya under the banner of Universal Media.



Any way the film industry is looking the debute film of Shalini’s sister in the Telegu. Baby Shamili make her first noticeable role in the Mani Rathnam directed film Anjali. In that she done the lead role as a mentally challenged girl. Who got big attention from the audience. And there is not much Gossips or rumours with this young girl. Its not happened in the case of her sister too. Any way it may due to their good family culture. Now we have to wait for this young Pretty girl’s performance. Best wishes to Shamili. Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Shriya's Hollywood dreams go bust


The Other End Of the Line was the film which Shriya was depending a lot, her debut film in Hollywood. The film produced by Ashok Amritraj which released in US last Friday has bombed miserably at the box-office and the reviews too has been scathing.

The film made on a shoe-string budget of $ 2.5 million (Rs 12.5 crore), could gross only $ 57, 000 (approximately Rs 28 lakhs) from 91 screens in its opening weekend.

A leading US distributor of Tamil films says: "Shriya’s Rajnikanth film Sivaji collected almost four times this amount in its opening weekend from lesser number of screens!" The failure of the film has Shriya now looking more eagerly at Kollywood.

She has more or less taken a decision to stick to Tamil cinema and compete with arch rival Nayanthara! A few days back she has signed Vishal’s Thoranam, to be directed by debutant Ayappan. She will be shooting for the film by the end of the month. Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

A new gossip about Bhavana

Actress Bhavana had been continuously buzzed as she was in love with Actor Nithin. More than their love there was even rumours that they planned to marry at a temple.In recent times for outdoor shootings Bhavana is sleeping with Nithin in one room.

Actress Bhavana is altogether telling different answer for sleeping together in a room. According to her that true friends can sleep together, if someone asks idiotic questions about this issue she had been firing them.Hope both of them sleeping???
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Tamanna Revealed Her Love Life In Press Meet


Tamanna, the milky white beauty of south Indian is all set to make it big when her film Ayan will release which has Tamil hearth throb Surya Sivakumar in the lead. All arrangements are being made to release this movie by November last week or December first week.

Meanwhile, recently in a brief press meet the gorgeous babe has revealed that she has not time for love in her busy life and is happy that she has not been bitten by the love bug.But revealed her passion to feature with actor Vijay and also hinted that her dream boy will be somewhat like Vijay and Surya mix. Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

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