Jayam RAvi‘s ‘Thillalangadi’ is ready

Director ‘Jayam’ Raja has completed the shoot of his forthcoming film ‘Thillalangadi’, which has his younger brother ‘Jayam’ Ravi in the lead role. Produced by their father Editor Mohan, release rights of the movie have been reportedly acquired by Sun Pictures.


A remake of Telugu runaway hit ‘Kick’, the Tamil version has Ravi and Tamanna replacing Ravi Teja and Ileana respectively. The film has Vadivelu doing the role played by Brahmanandam in the original.

Shot in Malaysia and Hyderabad, final schedule of the shooting was recently completed in Chennai with Ravi, Tamanna and Shaam taking part, sources say. “Ravi and Raja are extremely happy about the final output,” they add.

The film which has music score by Yuvan Shankar Raja is currently on the editor’s table, we learn. Prabhu, Santhanam and a long list of prominent faces are there in this movie, which is expected to hit screen after June.

Ajith’sbirthday celebrations

Ajith has requested his fans to refrain from visiting his house on his birthday, which falls on May 1st. The actor, in a press note, has said that since he is on a Europe tour to take part in the Formula 2 car race, he would not be available in Chennai to celebrate his birthday.


He also made it clear that the fans should not celebrate his birthday in an overtly grand manner and not to hinder the daily lives of the public in the name of birthday celebrations.


Noted actor-director Thyagarajan played Nayan’s father in the Malayalam smash hit film Bodyguard. When director Siddique, who is directing the Tamil version of this film with Vijay in the lead, wanted Thyagarajan to play the same role but he refused it. Enquiries in Kollywood revealed that Thyagarajan is busy directing and producing Ponnar Shankar with his son Prashanth playing the lead role and hence decided not to take up the offer.


Eventually, the role was bagged by Raj Kiran, who plays Asin’s dad in Kaavalkaran.


Prakash Raj is gearing up for the release of the Kannada film Maanu Nanna Kansu, which is the remake of the Tamil hit film Abhiyum Naanum. He had also directed this film, apart from playing the lead role.


There have been reports that Prakash is ready to tie the nuptial knot once again and there were a lot of speculations pertaining to it. The actor, however, does not deny this and has said that the formal announcement would be made soon. Sources say that Prakash’s ladylove is none other than the Bollywood choreographer Poney Varma.

Sura: The action begins today!

Ilaya Thalapathi Vijay’s career will cross the first landmark on April 30 with the release of ‘Sura’. Vijay's land mark film ‘Sura’ is all set to rock from today. The 50th film of Vijay produced by Sun Pictures will release in 600 screens across the world which is a new record for a Vijay film.

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In Chennai city alone 16 theatres will screen ‘Sura’ and which is again a new milestone in Vijay's career.

The golden Jubilee film of Vijay has no competitor for the first three weeks and that will ensure a powerful opening for three weeks. The songs are already topping the charts.

Directed by S P Rajkumar 'Sura' has all the ingredients for winning. To boost the prospects further ‘Sura’ has the current sensation Tamannah as heroine.

Vijay is very happy with the final film and has expressed his interest in doing another film with S P Rajkumar.

Ranjitha breaks her silence

Ranjitha has finally surfaced after her video clipping with the controversial Godman Nithyananda was shown on a private channel.


Ranjitha has issued through her lawyers PM Law Chambers, New Delhi a statement- “Our client strongly objects to being referred to as one of the persons in the video. The said imputation by anyone is causing unnecessary loss of reputation, mental harassment, agony, loss of earnings, which are all actionable wrongs.”

The statement also pointed out that that there was a “huge conspiracy” against the actor and declared that she would fight until the end to stop “criminalisation of journalism”. Her lawyers also made it clear that they would be taking legal action against the perpetrators for defamation and other offences under the IPC, besides provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

Ranjitha’s lawyers also made it clear that all the “interviews” attributed to her which appeared in some Tamil magazines were “totally fabricated”.

Karthi’s Paiya as Aawara in telugu

Aawara, the Telugu version of Tamil superhit film Paiya, is all set to hit the screens on May 7. The movie has broken the records of block busters like Sivaji, Vettaikaran and Dasavatharam in terms of collection in Kollywood.

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Buzz up!The movie stars Karthi (brother of actor Surya) and Tamanna in lead roles. Bollywood actor Milind Soman has played the villain role. The movie is directed by Lingusamy, who has given hit films like Run and Anandam, which belonged to different genres. The director says, "My earlier film Pandem Kodi was a big hit in Telugu. I am confident Aawara would be a bigger hit than my earlier films."

Speaking about the film, Karthi says, "We have ensured dubbing in a perfect manner and on the lines of a straight film. Linguswamy’s direction and Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music would be assets for the movie."

Producer Gnanavel Raja says, "There is a very good response for the audio, which indicates that the film would also be a success. Karthi has already become famous with his recent film Yuganiki Okkadu and I am sure that he would earn more name after Aawara release."

Dhanush’s Maapillai progresses!

All big-budget movies of Kollywood are released by the market leaders Sun Pictures.

Their Maappillai with Dhanush, Manisha Koirala and Hansika Motwani is progressing briskly.

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Sun Pictures is one of the most professional film producers in India. They follow the Hollywood pattern where the first copy of the film is seen by a competent team of studio executives, who make suggestions on how the final product could be improved according to certain specifications.

Similarly, they have a team dedicated to watch a film which they have picked up. After the film gets the final approval from this team, the marketing starts two weeks before release.

Shilpa's yoga secrets in Tamil

Buoyed by the success of Shilpa Shetty's 'Yoga' DVD in Hindi, English and Malayalam, plans are on to release it in Tamil now.


In a press release, Hiren Gada, director of Shemaroo Entertainment, said, "We want these DVDs to reach out to the masses so that people can actually understand the value of yoga in their life and lead a healthier life."

The Bollywood actress, who is a fitness freak, had taken intensive training from renowned Yoga trainers Shiv Kumar Mishra and Vinayak Dixit.

According to Shilpa, "Yoga is a management system for our body, mind and soul. It is the most holistic approach to life that I have ever come across. It strengthens, tones and cures your body. Yoga has made a spectacular impact on my life."

Priyamani as Jyothika

Priyamani has bagged the offer to star in the Kannada remake of the popular film Kushi. Starring in the male lead role will be Ganesh. Titled Eno Onthara, the film will be produced by Udayachandra Productions. Mahesh will don the director’s robe for this film.

Priyamani as Jyothika

It is worth mentioning here that both the Telugu and Tamil versions of this film were super-duper hits. While Vijay and Jyothika starred in the Tamil version, Pawan Kalyan and Bhoomika played the lead roles in the Telugu version. Both the editions were directed by SJ Suryah.

Vijay’s son Sanjay in Kavalkaran

Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s son Sanjay who made an impressive debut in the song sequence Naan Adichaa Thangamatte… in Vettaikaran is said to be once again doing a film with his dad.

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The grapevine has it that Sanjay is making a cameo appearance as the son of the character played by Vijay in the climax of his under production Siddique directed Kavalkaran.

The shooting of the film is taking place in Kumbakonam.


Selvaraghavan always chooses Andrea!

Selvaraghavan is working on a bi-lingual that will have the Telugu star Rana in the lead role. While Andrea has been signed up to play an important role in the film, we hear that she will not be paired opposite the hero.

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The director, reports say, is on the look out for a suitable lady to pair up with Rana and is looking to cast a newbie.

This project will move on simultaneously with the Vikram-Swathi starrer that Selva is directing.

Aishwarya Rai has good confidence!

Aishwarya Rai who started her film career with Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film ‘Iruvar’ in 1997 has come a long way. The pretty who waited and insisted to have a launch only by Mani Ratnam has said she is "confident" about doing more Tamil films now after the multilingual ‘Raavanan’.

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At the ‘Raavanan’ music launch Aishwarya said "I understand a bit of Tamil and speak a bit of it. For me, it is very important that I understand the meaning of my dialogues before I deliver them. I can't just mug up the dialogues. So for ‘Raavanan’, I made sure I knew what I was saying and yes, I have improved a lot on the language and I am confident about doing more Tamil stuff in future."

Her confidence in Tamil films was over flowing when she told media "After ‘Raavanan’, it was like - 'Come on! Bring on Robot (her ‘Endhiran’ film with superstar Rajini)".

Going at this rate Aishwarya may rule Kollywood also very soon. We are waiting.

Vijay’s Kavalkaran on location

Sura releases on April 30th

Ilayathalapathi Vijay’s Golden Jubilee film Sura is all set to hit the screens the end of this month on April 30. The film is directed by S.P Rajakumar and Vijay will be paired with Tamanna in the film. The movie is produced by Sangali Murugan and distributed by Sun Pictures.


The music of the film which is topping the charts has been composed by Mani Sharma. Mani has earlier composed music for Vijay’s superhit movies like Pokkiri, Thirupaachi, Youth etc.

Raavan audio on April 24th

Raavan the bi-lingual offering from Mani Rathnam is one of the most awaited movies of 2010. The movie will be released in Tamil and Telugu with Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan in the lead roles. Raavan-001

The Audio of the movie will be released on the 24th of April and the movie is expected to hit the screens on June 18th 2010. A.R Rahman is expected to perform live at the music launch of Raavana. The story of the movie is loosely a modern adaptation of the epic Ramayana.

The trailer of the movie has already the most searched on the internet and the Hindi version of it shows Abhishek Bachchan (Raavan) jumping from a cliff, and a little glimpse of Aishwarya Rai is also seen.

Rajinikanth’s wife hospitalized

latha-rajinikanth Rajinikanth’s wife and educationalist Latha has been hospitalized. Sources report that Latha Rajinikanth is a diabetic patient and has been suffering from high blood pressure. On complaining dizziness in the wee hours of Wednesday, Latha was rushed to a private hospital in Chennai where she is being treated for high BP. Her condition is said to be stable.


We wish Latha a very speedy recovery.

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Vijay's Sura bagging a clean 'U' certificate

Ilayathalapathi Vijay's much-anticipated Sura, directed by S.P. Rajkumar, will grace theatres on April 30 after bagging a clean 'U' certificate from the Censor Board yesterday. This is the first time Vijay and Tamanna come together in lead roles.

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Produced by Sangili Murugan, Sura is Ilayathalapathi Vijay's 50th film. Tamanna has reportedly upped the glamour in this typical and proper masala movie. Sources reveals that Vijay will don the role of a fisherman in Sura which has music by Tollywood sensation Mani Sharma. Recently, Sun Pictures has acquired the release rights of the film.

Controversial swami Nithyananda arrested

nithyananda arrestedThe controversial Swami Nityananda who was captured having sex with Tamil actor Ranjitha in a video camera at his Dhyanapeetam near Bangalore was arrested onWednesday about 50 km from Shimla.

The 33 year old controversial godman Nithyanada was arrested from a house near Arki town,' according to Prem Thakur Solan police comissioner said. Nithyananda is said to have destroyed the lives of several women, this was alleged by his estranged disciple Lenin who is said to have actually shot the scenes between Ranjitha along with the swami.


Apart from contributing to the mounting losses in millions of dollars for the airline industry that is paralyzed due to the Iceland volcanic ash, the situation is also expanding to other industries. Few folks from the Tamil film industry are stuck in London and others who had plans to shoot in Europe have dropped the same due to the uncertain situation in airline services. Arya

Arya and Shriya had been camping in the UK for filming a song sequence for Chikku Bukku. The unit was due to return to India after completing their schedule but things turned out otherwise with the Iceland volcano eruption. With the flight being cancelled as the weather is not conducive, the team is left stranded in London.

While Shriya is said to have reached Switzerland by road to take part in a Telugu film shooting, Arya has planned to reach India by arriving at another destination where flights to India are not affected before reaching his hometown.

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Ram Gopal Varma’s Raktha Charithra is based on a true life incident that happened in Andhra Pradesh a few years ago. It is also well known that Suriya marks his entry to Bollywood with this film. The movie we hear will go on for five hours and will be divided into two parts – something that is new to the Indian film industry. suriya

The shooting of this film is currently in progress and the two parts will hit the screens within a gap of three months, according to sources.

The filmmaker, sources say, is keen on keeping Raktha Charithra from the prying eyes of the media and paparazzi. It is said that RGV is very secretive about this project and has issued instructions not to divulge any details. Even when the media hounds the director with questions about this project, he replies that it must remain suspense till the release.

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Asin fainted during Kaavalkaran shooting!

The whole unit was worried as the events rolled on and Asin and her make-up artists were rushed to a hospital 20 kms away from the location of the shoot.

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Her spokesperson told the media, “It is true that Asin fainted after the gas leak in the vanity van. She was taken to the hospital and now by the grace of GOD, she along with her staff are out of danger. They have fully recovered and are back on the sets and have started shooting.

Kaavalkaran is Tamil remake of Malayalam original Body Guard. Asin is going to do Nayanthara’s role in the Malayalam original and will be seen sharing the screen space opposite Vijay. The film is all set to release on April 23.

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