Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Shankar Fixes A Deadline For Vikram - Shankar - Vikram - I - Tamil Movie News -

Shankar’s I is probably the hottest thing in Kollywood right now. The team’s tactic of revealing things now and then is proving to be very useful in building up the much needed curiosity. The latest news is that the film’s lead Vikram has two get ups in the film. For one of the roles he will have to look slim and fit and for the other he must put on weight to look fat.

Shankar will shoot one half of the film with Vikram looking slim now and will give him three months time to gain weight. After that, the director will shoot the rest of the film. The director is also planning to shoot major portion of the film in China.


Another Foreign Actress In Shankar's I? - Shankar - I - Pooja Kumar - Vishwaroopam - Tamil Movie News -

Shankar had already disclosed that I is a two heroine subject. Recently there was news that Shankar has roped in the happening Amy Jackson, in place of Samantha, for this mega budget film starring Vikram. Now there are reports saying he has also roped in the Indian born American actress and the Vishwaroopam girl, Pooja Kumar for the film.

The film will also star Suresh Gopi and Santhanam in important roles. This will be the second consecutive film which has Vikram, Santhanam and Amy Jackson, after Thaandavam.


Mani Ratnam's Kadal Moves To An Island - Mani Ratnam - Kadal - Tamil Movie News -

Legend Mani Ratnam has taken his crew to Andaman, where he will be stationed for the shoot of Kadal. Mani has been location hunting for a while and finalised Andaman recently. Following Mani, Gautham and Tulasi also went to Andaman to participate in the shoot schedules. 

The crew will explore some as yet unseen locations in Andaman according to production sources. Plans are also afoot to shoot a song, the same sources reveal. The schedule is likely to go on for 15 days after which the cast and crew will be back in Chennai for the next leg.


Kochadaiyaan On Rajini's Birthday? - Kochadaiyaan - Rajinikanth - Soundarya R Ashwin - Tamil Movie News -

The shoot for the Rajinikanth starrer Kochadaiyaan has been wrapped up. The post production of the film is in its full swing. The music that has been composed by AR Rahman will be released in Tokyo, as a treat to Rajini’s fans in Japan. There are also reports wandering around, whispering that the film might hit the screens on the birthday of Rajinikanth, which falls on December 12th.
The premiers have been planned across Los Angeles, London and India.
The magnum opus film’s satellite rights have been sold for a mammoth to Jaya TV. Lakshmi Ganapathy films have bagged the Telugu rights of the film.
In a statement Mr. Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd, said, “We are confident that like Sivaji and Robot this will also be a landmark film in Rajnikanth’s career. We will also be releasing a separate Hindi version along with the Tamil version.”


Monday, July 02, 2012

The Dark Secret Of Samantha Revealed - Samantha - Kadal - Mani Ratnam - Tamil Movie News -

It is now known that the happening Samantha has opted out of two big projects, Mani Ratnam’s Kadal and Shankar’s I. But the reasons behind these walk outs that too from such big projects had been very mysterious, till now.

We hear that the pretty actress is suffering from skin allergies caused during the shoot of Mani Ratnam’s Kadal. It seems she has been taking treatments and has been asked by the doctors to keep away from bright lights for the next three months. These health issues seems to be the reason for her opting out of Shankar’s I, which is all set to go on floor this July.

However, her sci-fi Naan Ee will hit the screens on July 6th and she still has Gautham Menon’s Neethane En Ponvasantham alongside Jiiva.


After Mani Ratnam, Samantha breaks up with Shankar - Tamil Movie News -

Samantha sure is a gutsy girl. Few weeks back she opted out of Mani Ratnam’s Kadal. Now we hear that she has also walked out of Shankar’s mega budget film ‘I’ starring Vikram. The reason for her decisions is still unknown. Though an official announcement hasn’t been made from Shankar’s side, the rumour is that the director is already in look for another actress to replace Samantha. We also hear that the director is looking for a Bolly girl.
Samantha’s next release will be ‘Naan Ee’ alongside Nani. The film will hit the screens on 6th July. She also has Gautham Menon’s Neethane En Ponvasantham opposite Jiiva.


Ar Rahman Follows Ilaiyaraja To The Olympics - Ilaiyaraja - Ar Rahman - Tamil Movie News -

It is a proud moment for Tamil cinema as two of its greatest talents will be featured in one of the greatest platforms in the world - the Olympics. Ilaiyaraja's Naandhaan Ungappanda from the Kamal Haasan - Sripriya starrer, Ram Lakshman is to be played at the opening ceremony and now we hear that AR Rahman is working with Danny Boyle on a score which will also be used in the opening ceremony of the Olympics.
Danny Boyle and AR Rahman have worked together on Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours. A lot is expected from this combination as their collaboration resulted in an Academy Award win for ARR. The maestro is unwilling to discuss his score for the Olympics opening ceremony at this point since work is still in the infancy stage.


Mani Ratnam Wants Only Nayan - Mani Ratnam - Nayan - Nayanthara - Tamil Movie News -

Normally, heroines would give an arm and leg to work with Mani Ratnam but for his new film, Kadal Mani is having a tough time. Samantha was cast after a long search which saw Akshara Haasan turn down Mani and now she has opted out of the film as there was an issue with dates. Now Radha's daughter, Thulasi has been cast opposite Karthik's son, Gautham in a bid to rekindle the magic their parents brought to the screen with Azhaigal Oivathillai.
Arjun plays a pivotal role in the film and Mani is keen that Nayanthara plays his love interest. He has already approached her but Nayan is taking her time to reply as she is busy with many big projects. Mani we hear is determined to wait and get her to sign on the dotted line as no one can do the role better than her since it is tailormade for the actress.


Will Shankar's I Take The Robot Route? - Shankar - I - Vikram - Robot - Endhiran - Tamil Movie News -

Shankar’s next mega budget film with Vikram in the lead is scheduled to go on floor in July after Thandavam gets wrapped up. Shankar renamed the film from Therdhal to I recently. But, the buzz is that the film might undergo another change in its title. The film’s protagonist Vikram in a recent interview was quoted as saying that Shankar is looking for a more suitable title for the film.
When Shankar launched his mega hit project Endhiran, he had named it as Robot. But he had to change it to get tax redemption.


Shankar's New Girl - Shankar - Samantha - Amy Jackson - I - Tamil Movie News -

After Samantha walked out of Shankar’s mega budget film ‘I’, the director was keen about roping in a Bollywood beauty. But now sources have revealed that it is going to be the British beauty Amy Jackson, who will be wearing the shoes of Samantha. She will be pairing up with Vikram for the second time with this movie, after AL Vijay’s Thaandavam.

The buzz is that there will also be another heroine, probably from the north. This Shankar’s project will have National Award winner PC Sreeram’s cinematography and Academy Award winner AR Rahman’s music. A technical team from Australia, who did the special effects for the International super hit Harry Potter series, will also work for this film. This film will go on floor in July mid.


Anushka, Trisha And Ileana In Str's Manmadhan 2? - Anushka - Trisha - Str - Manmadhan 2 - Tamil Movie News -

Manmathan 2 is creating hot news every now and then. The latest is that STR is looking to rope in six hot actresses for his film. If reports are to be believed, STR has approached Anushka, Trisha, Tamannah and Ileana, to play his lead ladies in Manmadhan 2. It is also likely that Sindhu Tolani and Mandira Bedi, who acted in 2004 Manmadhan, will also be part of this film.

There were also reports that AR Rahman will score music for this film. STR will start this project after completing Vaalu, Vettai Mannan and Podaa Podi.


The Secret About Kochadaiyaan's Art Department - Kochadaiyaan - Rajinikanth - Soundarya R Ashwin - Tamil Movie News -

Soundarya R Ashwin, the director of the Rajinikanth starrer Kochadaiyaan, is doing everything possible to make the film look as fresh as daisy. She has roped in a massive group of Arts College students to act as the art department of the film. She had handpicked Velu from the College of Fine Arts, Parry’s Corner, to be the film’s art director.

Velu has under him 48 fine arts students from across the state, working like ants. The film also has 60 technicians working as concept artistes for the film.


Santhanam Again With Shankar - Santhanam - Shankar - I - Tamil Movie News -

Comedian Santhanam is excited as he has been roped in by Shankar to be part of his tentatively titled ‘I’. Earlier Santhanam has worked with Shankar in his blockbuster film Enthiran and he hopes to recreate the magic with this too. Santhanam is looking forward to the film as he will have ample dialogues in Shankar’s film unlike in Deiva Thirumagal and Thandavam.

Shankar Goes To China - Shankar - I - Vikram - Tamil Movie News -

“If it is Shankar’s film, watch out for the exotic locations,” is what everybody says. Shankar too does not take the locations for granted. He picks up the best suited one for his film. Presently, the director is in China to confirm the locations for his upcoming film ‘I’. The film’s lead actor Vikram will also join the director soon, after his Thaandavam shoot. The last time Shankar shot in China, it was for his Prashanth-Aishwarya Rai starrer Jeans.
I, apart from Vikram will feature Santhanam and Suresh Gopi in important roles. Amy Jackson is said to have replaced Samantha, as the female lead of the film. Shankar is also looking for another heroine, probably from the North. AR Rahman will compose the music and PC Sreeram will helm the camera.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Endhiran And 3 Idiots Are India's Highest Grosser - Endhiran - 3 Idiots - Rowdy Rathore - Dabangg - Tamil Movie News -


In today’s scenario, the major parameter that decides an actor’s longevity in the industry is the performance of his film at the box office. The one star who has been able to win big time at the box office is the Super Star. Rajinikanth starrer Endhiran has made it to the all time highest grossers list of India. Endhiran has taken the second spot in the list with a massive Rs 200 crores at the box office. Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots leads the list with Rs 202 crores.
Also on the list are Salman Khan’s Bodyguard and Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore and SRK’s Ra.One. Rowdy Rathore which has been directed by Prabhudeva has already collected Rs 128 crores and is only in its fourth week.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rajini Not To Compete With Shah Rukh Khan - Rajinikanth - Srk - Tamil Movie News -

Rajini's film Kochadaiyaan will definitely not be hitting the screen this Diwali it appears. The reason for this is twofold. First of all, the makers want to make sure that Rajini's comeback film after nearly two years is absolutely perfect since the expectations will be higher than ever before after Enthiran. 
Secondly, Shah Rukh Khan's film with Katrina Kaif under Yash Chopra's banner will be releasing for this Diwali about which Yash Chopra made an announcement long ago. Rajini and SRK are good buddies and Rajini even gave a guest appearance for Ra - One so they have an unspoken gentleman's agreement not to compete with each other at the box office. Hence Kochadaiyaan's release date has been postponed. But his Tamil fans are still hoping that perhaps the Tamil version at least will be released for Diwali.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Shankar's I Next Only To Endhiran - Shankar - I - Vikram - Samantha - Tamil Movie News -

Shankar is famous for his high budget ventures. Next to fall in the list of Anniyan and Enthiran is I, starring Vikram in the lead. The film, which was earlier titled Therdhal, is expected to be made at a budget of Rs 70 crores.
Aascar Ravichandran is producing the film. It must also be noted that, it was the same combination of Shankar and Aascar Ravichandran which made Anniyan. The film also stars the happening Samantha as the female lead. AR Rahman has been roped in to make music and PC Sreeram will crank the camera.


Rajini's Kochadaiyaan Suffers Delay Because Of Deepika? - Rajini - Ajay Devgn - Tamil Movie News -

Rajini's Kochadaiyaan is practically the most awaited film in the history of cinema especially after the health scare he suffered last year. On his return to India after undergoing treatment in  Singapore, Rajini promised his fans that Kochadaiyaan will be a Diwali release. Now it seems that the film might not make it in time as promised.
The delay is being played down as Rajini fans are likely to be upset. Sources say that the reason for the delay is that Ajay Devgn's Son Of Sardar will also be a Diwali release and Sonakshi Sinha who is the hottest star in Bollywood after Prabhu Deva directed Rowdy Rathor, is the heroine. The makers feel that if Kochadaiyaan is also released at the same time as Son of Sardar, it may affect the collections North of the Vindhyas as Sonakshi is more popular than Deepika Padukone at present. 
The producers however have dismissed these reports though they have not denied that there will be a delay. A spokesperson said that they will leave no stone unturned to deliver a perfect film for the fans and sometimes perfection takes time but the end result will be absolutely worth the wait and Rajini fans will not be disappointed.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Kamal With AR Rahman


Friday, June 22, 2012


Hi Everyone!
It’s been a while… Was busy with the pre production of my next film, which I’ve titled ‘ஐ’. In tamil ‘i’ means beauty, king, guru, astonishment, vulnerability (softness/gentleness) etc. Produced by Aascar Films V.Ravichandran… And music composed by A.R.Rahman…
Starring Vikram, Santhanam, Malayalam super star Suresh Gopi, Ramkumar (Nadigar Thilakam Sivaji Ganesan’s eldest son) and many more… It’ll be my first venture with veteran DoP PC Sriram & writer duo SuBa.
Costume designer of ‘Men in Black’ series Mary Vogt is designing special costumes. Peter Ming of China and our own Anal Arasu will provide the daredevil stunts. Australian Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) who mesmerized us in the Harry Potter series are in charge of the VFX, and will be supervised by Srinivas.M.Mohan. Art Director Muthuraj and Editor Antony also make my team yet another time…
Under A.R.Rahman’s baton, written by Kabilan, a song was recorded recently which was sung by Vijay Prakash.
This is not a political film or about elections…
This is a full ‘N full Romantic Thriller…
The film will go on the floor from mid-July…


Ar Rahman's Sound Of The Sea - Ar Rahman - Kadal - Mani Ratnam - Tamil Movie News -

It’s been a long time since we have had a new album from AR Rahaman. The last one he did was Ek Deewana Tha in Hindi and Endhiran in Tamil. To compensate, the musician has signed in for a number of projects including Mani Ratnam’s Kadal, Gautham’s Yohan and Shankar’s Therdhal.
Now the news is that he has started recording for Mani Ratnam’s Kadal. He is presently recording a song at his studio in Kodambakkam. The students of KM Music Conservatory are crooning the number.


Kochadaiyaan's Plot Revealed - Kochadaiyaan - Rajinikanth - Soundarya R Ashwin - Nassar - Adhi - Tamil Movie News -

It is well known that Rajini is playing a dual role in the much awaited film, Kochadaiyaan. He is playing the role of a father and son in the film. Senior Rajini, Jackie Shroff and Nassar play kings. Senior Rajini fights with Jackie Shroff. The fight continues for another generation where the junior Ragini fights Adhi, who plays the son of Jackie. Who wins and how he wins is expected to be the storyline.
The crew has been shooting in London, Hong Kong, Chennai and Trivandrum. We also hear that the post production team is working day and night for the film. There are also reports that Kochadaiyaan, which was announced to be a September release, might hit the screen post Diwali.