Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Rajini back home… Shankar dismisses assistants

After the hectic shooting schedule, the Endhiran team is returning to India. In fact the superstar Rajinikanth had already reached Chennai on 27th September while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is expected to join her hubby Abhishek Bachchan right on time for Drona's premiere. Industry sources have it that director Shankar completed the first leg of
shooting to accommodate Ash's request to be with Abhi to attend Drona's premiere.

Meanwhile, Shankar has dismissed three of his assistants for leaking the well-guarded Endhiran stills to the media. He has also appointed a nine-member crew to ensure that such incidents do not happen again.

Courtesy: behindwoods.com

Telugu super star in Marma Yogi

The Marma Yogi photo session is going on in full swing with Trisha, Shriya and Hema Malini participating along with Kamal Haasan. This over 100 crores budget film has everyone's attention even where the minutest detail is concerned. The latest buzz doing rounds on Kollywood and Tollywood is that Telugu super star Venkatesh has
been signed up to play an important role in Marma Yogi. It is said that Venkatesh is actively participating in the photo sessions.

Incidentally, Venkatesh starred in the smash hit Telugu flick Adavari Maatalukke Arthalu Verule. Dhanush had featured in this film's Tamil version, Yaaradi Nee Mohini, alongside Nayanthara.

Courtesy: behindwoods.com

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Enthiran: Aishwarya Bachchan on call for 200 days

Director Shankar’s magnum opus, Enthiran, formerly called Robot, has been in the news ever since its announcement. The unit has flown to the Americas for the first schedule of shooting.
Pulling out all stops to make this a great movie, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been taken as the heroine for a remuneration of Rs. 6 crores! For this breathtaking sum, (a figure which even most South Indian heroes are yet to achieve) the green-eyed beauty’s call-sheet has been commandeered for almost a year, 200 days to be precise. She has been so busy with this project that her absence at the music launch of Drona, starring hubby Abhishek Bachchan, was conspicuous.
In fact, she has not even been able to spend time with her ailing father as the cast and crew of Enthiram was busy hoping from South America to North America on a whirlwind shooting schedule. A couple of important scenes plus two mind-blowing songs were shot among the picturesque beauty of the grand old Mayan ruins at Machu Pichu.
Enthiram also has the proud distinction of getting Rajni to gain 5 kgs for his role as a lovestruck robot. This truly epic production has 25 assistant directors, including Soundarya Rajinikanth.
Just recently, the stills of Rajinikanth and Ash cavorting among the ruins of Machu Pichu, have surfaced on the web.

Courtesy: galatta.com

Venkatesh for Marmayogi

Kamal Haasan’s dream project Marmayogi would be produced in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. It would go on floors today in Tamil Nadu. 

According to reliable sources, the Marmayogi unit approached Telugu actor Venkatesh, as his market rate is high in Andhra Pradesh. 

Earlier Venkatesh hesitated to accept the offer, and it is now reliably learnt that the star has agreed to play a role in it.

Courtesy: timesofindia.com

Aamir’s not happy with Ghajini

Aamir Khan is a thorough perfectionist. And the actor is currently concentrating on Ghajini which is going to be his next release after Tare Zameen Par. 

According to a unit hand, Ghajini is complete and therefore Murugadoss kept a special screening for Aamir. Apparently, after watching the film Aamirrealized that some scenes require changes and he has asked the director to re-shoot those. 

The director, Murugadoss who trusts Aamir’s instincts has agreed to make changes. A unit hand informs that Aamir is currently busy shooting for 3 Idiots. Also, shooting for Ghajini will mean that Aamir will have to sport the hairstyle required in the film. However, Aamir is sporting short hair these days and will need at least a month-and-a-half to get back in the required hairstyle. Thus the star will be able to re-shoot for Ghajini only in October. 

It can be recalled that Aamir’s last film Tare Zameen Par was supposed to be directed by Amol Gupte. However, after shooting some scenes Aamir realized that he himself should direct the film and took over the director’s baton. There were also rumours about Aamir being a ghost director for Jaane Tu ... Ya Jaane Na which was made under his home production. 

We hope Murugadoss gets his directorial liberties this time!

Courtesy: indiatimes.com

‘Puli’ shooting progresses at Annapurna

The regular shooting of Pawan Kalyan-starrer ‘Puli’ directed by SJ Surya and produced by Singanamala Ramesh is progressing at a specially erected huge set in Annapurna Studios. The film has tunes from ace music director AR Rahman. The producer is planning to launch the audio in January. The producer is making efforts to release the film before the next general elections. Pawan Kalyan is pairing up with two debutant heroines in the flick and another speciality is that for the first time Pawan Kalyan playing a powerful cop’s role in the movie.

Courtesy: nonstopcinema.com

Friday, September 26, 2008

'Sakkarakatti' sweeps a clean U certificate

'Sakkarakatti' with its post production work complete, made it to the censor board for certification. The movie starring Shanthanu opposite Vedhika and Ishita is set to hit the silver screen on Friday, 26th September.
The movie acclaimed laurels for its brilliant musical composition done by AR Rahman. Being directed by producer Kalaipuli S Dhanu's son, Kala Prabhu the movie has generated expectation because of its producer, whose earlier records holds a series of blockbusters. 
The flick holds some awesome theme music composed by the songster which will be a treat for die hard Rahman fans as preened by the director.
Nearing the date of release, the movie was screened for the committee members of the censor board recently. A clean 'U' certificate was issued to the movie without any deletion of footage. The cast & crew are elated by this and are eagerly awaiting the release of the movie shortly.

Courtesy: indiaglitz.com

Battle at the box office

It will be interesting to watch two young guns ready for a showdown at the box office this Friday. The young Nakul, who made his debut as one of the young boys in director Shankar's 'Boys', will have his 'Kadhalil Vizhunthen' released this week-end. Pitted against 'Kadhalil Vizhunthen' is 'Sakkarakatti'. Produced by A M Rathinam, the movie has actor-director Bhagyaraj's son Santhanoo making his debut.
The battle lines are drawn for these two boys. Interestingly 'Nakku Mukka' from 'Kadhalil Vizhunthen' has become very popular and so has 'Taxi Taxi' from 'Sakkarakatti'.
As already reported Sun Pictures has come up with aggressive publicity for 'Kadhalil Vizhunthen'. The producers of  'Sakkarakatti' are not far behind in terms of promoting their film.
It would be interesting to watch as to who would eventually win the hearts of film-buffs.

Courtesy: indiaglitz.com

Kamal to romance four heroines!

Kamal Hassan's Rs 125 crore magnum opus Marmayogiwill have not one or two but four beautiful heroines -- Trisha , Shriya, Hema Malini  and two-time National Award winner Shobhana.
Shobhana is the latest to be a part of the trilingual film.Earlier she neither denied nor confirmed her role in the film stating that it would be better for Kamal Hassan to confirm the same.According Srinivasan of Pyramid Saimira group of production, the shooting for Marmayogi would commence sometime in mid-October. However, the date and exact location of the launch have not yet been finalised, he added.
Besides Shivanasamudram water falls in Mandya district, many other places in Karnataka have been chosen for shooting the period film set in eighth century India.

Courtesy: rediff.com

Akon-A.R. Rahman to collaborate?

Looking at his fame in Asian countries, especially in India, Akon has decided to release a special album which would be a conglomeration of bhangra and hip-hop. And to accomplish this, he is rumoured to have contacted A.R. Rahman.

Kollywood grapevine says that Akon had sent his manager to contact A.R. Rahman and discuss this idea. It also confirms that Akon's manager and ARR had a positive round of discussions and agreed to work together to release an exclusive album which will be a mixture of Afro-American and Indian music.

Akon is also said to have contacted Sonu Nigam, famous Bollywood playback singer who is touted as the "next Mohammed Rafi", for a similar project. Well, if this project takes off, it would be lovely to hear Sonu's mesmerizing voice serving as the background to Akon's rap.

Akon rose to fame in India with the song 'Mr. Lonely', an international chartbuster featured in his debut album Trouble and this magic was repeated in 'Smack that' (Konvicted). His 'Belly dancer' from his debut album 'Trouble' did well too, making Akon an international symbol of hip-hop music.

Courtesy: starboxoffice.com

Nakku Mukka.. takes on Taxi Taxi..!

It is a classic confrontation this week at the box- office.
Two films with debutants and having chartbusting songs- Kathalil Vizhunthen and Sakkarakatti are going for each others throat, as they try to woo youth audiences.
The producers of both the films are good friends on the same side of the political divide and have tried desperately not to clash. But both want their films to have at least a four-week run before Diwali, so are forced to release on Sep 26.
On Tuesday (Sep 23), Sakkarakatti got cleared by the censors, with a clean 'U' certificate. The producer of the film, Kalaipuli S Thanu, says he is planning the biggest ever release for his film this Friday.

Courtesy: sify.com

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Trisha misses Don but makes it in King

Trisha’s calendar seems to be full with the actress busy in both Kollywood as well as Tollywood. Currently she has signed the prestigious project Marma Yogi with Kamal Haasan wherein she has given one hundred days of call sheet. Meanwhile Radha Mohan’s Abhiyum Naanum will be ready by Diwali.

In Andhra where her career is shaping up very well, she will be seen in King with Mamta Mohandas. Earlier she was to act with Nagarjuna in Don but was not able to make it due to call sheet issues. She is making it up by featuring in King as the heroine for Nagarjuna. Shooting for King began in Hyderabad and will continue for ten days after which she will shift to the sets of Gautham Menon’s Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikalam.

Courtesy: behindwoods.com

Rajini to return from Endhiran – The Robot shoot

Superstar Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, along with Shankar and the rest of the Endhiran team, have been busy nearly a month shooting for the film. Endhiran, incidentally, is produced by Ayngaran Films on a mega budget crossing over Rs. 100 crores. The buzz is that about two songs have been filmed so far in the United States and Peru,
which has been choreographed by Raju Sundaram.

Sources close of the team report that the first schedule shooting will be wrapped up this week and Rajini and the crew will fly back to India on September 27th.

Courtesy: behindwoods.com

Inspired by Sivaji

Golmaal Returns, tipped to be a Diwali release, has a huge star cast including Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi and Tushaar Kapoor. The film, as the title indicates, is the sequel to the yesteryear smash hit Golmaal. According to the film's director Rohit Shetty, a song choreographed by Ganesh Acharya
Golmaal Returns
was inspired from the Rajini-starrer Sivaji.

The director said that he got the idea to include a similar kind of song after he watched the shooting of Sivaji in Hyderabad. The song is made on a budget of Rs. 6 crores. About 1000 stuntmen and dancers have been used for this song, not to mention that all the stars will also feature in it. Interestingly, there would be some fight sequences in the song. According to Ganesh Acharya, "you can see different costumes, different movements, different sort of action, and we have also taken some parts of Sivaji in the film."

Courtesy: behindwoods.com

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Will Sakkarakatti release this Friday?

Leading producer Kalaipuli .S.Dhanu had said that if his film gets censored on Monday (September 22), it will positively get released on Friday (Sep 26).
However the film is yet to be censored and it looks like it is making way for Sun Pictures Kathalil Vizhuenthen, which has booked all the screens. Dhanu and Kalanithi Maran are now best of friends due to recent political happenings, and obviously they did not want to clash.
Remember Kathalil Vizhuenthen has the hit songNakku Mukka…, which is being aggressively promoted by Sun TV. At the same time Sakkarakattihas the chartbuster Taxi, Taxi…, which Sun has the satellite rights and it makes sense for Dhanu to hold back the release as they are sure to promote its music.
The film is the launch pad of K Bhagyaraj's son Shaanthanu, and Dhanu's son Kala Prabhu as director. The buzz around the film is positive especially after the "Taxi, Taxi…" song tuned by A.R Rahman became a chartbuster.
Shaanthanu is pitted against two hot girls Vedika and Ishita in the film which is a" youthful musical entertainer", according to its director Kala Prabhu.
For a film with newcomers, Dhanu has been able to sell the film to distributors at a high rate on the strength of Rahman's music. Sakkarakattiwill take a super opening if it gets a solo release.

Courtesy: sify.com

Aishwarya, Abhishek to team up for Mani Ratnam’s Raavan

ImageAishwarya Rai Bachchan and hubby Abhishek Bachchan will team up for Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Raavan, which is tipped to draw inspiration from the epic Ramayana. Ash will be in time to start off with Raavan after completing her commitment with Rajini starrer Endhiran – The Robot.
According to a Mumbai based leading daily, the actress will start her classical singing lessons from a noted guru soon after her return from Peru.
It is said that her character in Raavan demands that she learn classical singing and get the mannerisms of the classical singers in the right fashion.
Though Ash is good at singing, Mani Ratnam had insisted on a special training in classical singing.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are also going to star in the remake of famous classical movie, Abhimaan (1973). In the original version, the central characters were played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s in-laws; Jaya Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan. Jaya Bachchan played the role of a singer and so will Aishwarya Bachchan.

Courtesy: khabrein..info

AB Jr. and Sonam Kapoor in Agra for Dilli 6

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's last film Rang De Basanti is still fresh in our memory. The film won not just critical acclaim but also turned out to be one of the biggest commercial successes of that year (2006).
Now everyone is waiting with bated breath for Mehra's next film Dilli 6. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles and is slated to release early next year (2009).
The cast and crew of the film comprising Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Tanvi Azmi, and Waheeda Rehman were seen shooting some important scenes in Agra recently. From the looks of it, the camaraderie between AB Jr. and Sonam Kapoor seems to be really good. One can't wait to see them sizzle together on screen.
Not much is known about the premise of the film but the buzz is that the film is based on Mehra's growing up years in the popular Chandni Chowk. Whether Dilli 6 will be able to repeat the success story of Mehra's earlier film, one will just have to wait and watch.

Courtesy: movies.indiainfo.com

Endhiran shooting stills leaked

Endhiran shooting stills from Peru got leaked in the internet yesterday. These stills look like taken by someone working with the crew using a mobile phone. Shooting of a duet song featuring Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai was going on.

Stills sent by one of Behindwoods visitors : mrdth@zapak.com

Courtesy: behindwoods.com

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Trisha’s lessons for Marma Yogi

News about Marma Yogi, the high budget film produced by Pyramid Saimira, is pouring in every day. It is confirmed that Kamal Haasan will share the screen space with Trisha and Shriya. The photo shoot of this film has also been completed a few days ago. According to industry sources, Kamal has been insisting that Shriya should dub for the film as
well. Moreover, Trisha is undergoing a grueling Tamil phonetics class from a Tamil teacher to get her pronunciation right. It is said that Kamal wants her pronunciation to be on par with the ancient Tamil for this period film and would not settle for any imperfections whatsoever. In all probability, Shriya will also undergo this rigorous training, our source adds.

Courtesy: behindwoods.com

Aishwarya Rai heeds to Mani Ratnam’s commands

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and hubby Abhishek Bachchan will team up for Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Raavan, which is tipped to draw inspiration from the epic Ramayana. Ash will be in time to start off with Raavan after completing her commitment with Rajini starrer Endhiran – The Robot.
Aishwarya Rai

According to a Mumbai based leading daily, the actress will start her classical singing lessons from a noted guru soon after her return from Peru. It is said that her character in Raavan demands that she learn classical singing and get the mannerisms of the classical singers in the right fashion. Though Ash is good at singing, Mani Ratnam had insisted on a special training in classical singing.

Courtesy: behindwoods.com

Marma Yogi's grand launch

Kamal's Marma Yogi is all set for a grand launch during the second week of October. Most probably, according to reliable sources, the date could be October 18th if everything goes well. The launch function, incidentally, will be held in Mumbai. It is said that a teaser trailer, which was shot in some exotic foreign locales, will be exhibited at the function to let the audience get a feel of the film.

The shooting of Marma Yogi is slated to begin even before the launch. Sources have it that Kamal Haasan will commence the shooting on September 26th at the Sethsamudram. The heroines of Marma Yogi, which was under speculation for a long while, has now been confirmed to be Trisha and Shriya.

Courtesy: behindwoods.com

Venkatesh in Kamal's Marmayogi?

These days, unusual combinations are happening in South Indian film industry. Actors from Tamil and Telugu are pairing together to get a wider reach. The biggest of all combinations is Kamal Haasan and Venkatesh. Yes, you read it right. Our Telugu top hero Venky has reportedly agreed to play a very crucial and important role in Kamal Haasan’s magnum opus Marmayogi to be launched very soon.
When Kamal approached Venky and narrated the story, Venkatesh immediately agreed to do it. Marmayogiis directed by Kamal and produced by Pyramid Saimira.
Trisha and Shriya are acting in the movie which is a period flick. Venky who always said that he is open to do multi-starrer movies provided the script is right is looking forward to Kamal’s Marmayogi. Currently, he is mulling over to cater dates for it.

Courtesy: sify.com

Aamir Khan turns barber for…

Do you remember how A.R. Murugadoss (director of Tamil and Hindi Ghajini) surprised everyone at a Bollywood party by turning up in Ghajini hairdo? The brilliant but humble director reveals the secret behind it.
Murugadoss declared that is was Aamir Khan’s idea, for which he even turned a barber! Yes! And Aamir Khan is the one who gave Murugadoss a Ghajini hair-cut! Though Murugadoss was wary of the idea in the beginning but Aamir talked him into it saying it would be fun and a real headturner. It is a nice payback too: Aamir wore that hairdo throughout the filming and now Murugadoss will have to sport it until the film’s release!
Aamir and Murugadoss have developed thick friendship by the end of the filming. It seems that Aamir is requesting Murugadoss to direct one more film for him; such is the actor’s faith in Murugadoss.

Courtesy: galatta.com

‘Marmayogi’ begins with photo shoot

The work on Kamal Haasan’s ‘Marmayogi’ has begun with a photo-session.  The photo shoot was held at a popular film studio in Chennai. 
Kamal Haasan, Trisha and Shriya Saran, the three leading actors in the film, were being photographed with antique ornaments ranging from anklets to head-gears, in tune with the storyline of the movie. 
The stills that are taken now will be used only during the inaugural function and for printing the invitation cards for the function, it is learnt.

Courtesy: msn.com

Friday, September 19, 2008

'Sakkarakatti' for the sweet tooth on 26th

'Taxi…Taxi' is the most widely hummed song of the recent times from the movie 'Sakkarakatti'. Set to tunes by AR Rahman the peppy number has made a clean sweep at the chart busters with its foot tapping music for which Blaze rapped. The movie starring seasoned actor K Bhagyaraj's son Shaanthanu is set to hit screens on 26th of September.

Shaanthanu makes his debut venture as a hero in this flick is pitted against Vedika and Ishita. The movie is being directed by Kala Prabu, son of Kalaipuli S Dhanu who produces this feature film.

The first time director lauds the songster A R Rahman for composing scads of theme music for the movie which bolsters its already high reputation by the songs. Kala Prabu promises that the re-recording has emerged as a wonderwork which is sure to render a mellifluous effect for the audience and especially for Rahman's die hard fans.

'Sakkarakatti' with a tag line a choo chweet will be true to its words as this movie will be a treat for Rahman fans with its fabulously luster opera. The songs have been a promoting asset to the film which is being produced by Kalaipulu S Dhanu who is acclaimed for his slick promotion.

A ban proclaimed on promoting the films with gigantic hoardings and banners might no way suppress the ace producer Kalaipulai Dhanu in luring the audience for the movie.

Let's keep our fingers crossed to find out what's in the store shortly!!  

Courtesy: indiaglitz.com

'Marma Yogi' - a historical extravaganza starts 26th

Kamal Haasan's Multi-lingual Multi-Million dollar Magnum opus 'Marma Yogi' would go on floors on September 26th in Tamilnadu.

Scripted and Directed by the Universal Star himself, Marmayogi will have its musical score by none other than A.R.Rahman.

Rahman said that he would do an extensive research for this period film. Rumors are going around that Kamal wants to complete this mega-project at a rapid pace to ensure it to be a Tamil New year release on April 14, 2009.

Co-produced by Pyramid Saimira and Rajkamal International, Managing Director of the former commented on Marmayogi as,"The project will be a landmark project in the technical as well as cinematic qualities and will try to project Indian cinema in the best possible manner internationally."

After Marmayogi, the leading method actor would feature in '19 steps'. Produced in English, the film will have its versions in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Japanese and the production would start in April 2009.

Courtesy: indiaglitz.com

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Marmayogi's shooting set for September 25

Kamal Haasan’s Marmayogi, which was scheduled for an early September launch has been postponed by a month. The movie will be launched in Mumbai on October 18 but the shooting will begin on September 25 itself. Kamal is both scripting and directing the movie in which he plays the protagonist, while Trisha plays the female lead.
The movie is said to have two other heroines, with Shriya playing the second heroine. The look out for the third heroine is on, and it is said that Padmapriya is being considered for the role.
Hemamalini, who plays a negative role in the movie, has also been finalised and it is now confirmed that talks are on with Amitabh Bachchan for him to feature in an important role in the movie.
The shooting will began at Sedhusamudhram Falls.
Marmayogi is said to be shot in the backdrop of the seventh century. Apparently the different heroines of the film will appear at different points in the movie. Music for Marmayogi is by AR Rahman and two songs have already been completed.
The movie is said to be shot on the trot, with bulk dates being given by both heroines.
Shriya, who has just returned from Bangkok after shooting for Jaggubhai, and Trisha, who is working on Sarvam, will also be part of the photo shoot of the movie which is currently being held in the city. Marmayogi is produced jointly by Raajkamal Films and Pyramid Saimira.


Kamal locks lips again

After passionately kissing Rani Mukerji in Hey Ram, he will be smooching Shriya Saran in the upcoming Marmayogi, reports Prithwish Ganguly.

Kamal Haasan’s forthcoming film Marmayogi is expected to have a steamy attraction for the fans of this iconic South superstar. Rumours are doing the rounds that the movie will see Kamal lip-locking with Shriya Saran who plays his wife.

Marmayogi will have two heroines — Trisha, who has already been confirmed, will play the main lead and Shriya will play an extended cameo and make an appearance only when Kamal goes into flashback mode.
Shriya has so far never kissed in any film while Kamal’s passionate lip-lock with Rani Mukerji in the period film Hey Ram in 2000, raised many eyebrows. In the film, Rani played his wife who is raped and killed during riots in Kolkata after India’s independence. Kamal then sets out to kill Mahatma Gandhi who he feels is responsible for all the problems happening in the country.
“The film is expected to narrate the story of a person who rises up against all evils to protect the ones he loves. That Trisha is in the film is confirmed and Shriya has been contacted to play the second lead. She will play Kamal’s wife who dies early in the film,” says an insider.
The source adds, “The film will see Kamal recount his tragic past to someone and narrate his relationship with his wife and in this part of the film there is a passionate kissing scene between Kamal and his wife (Shriya Saran).”
Rumours are rife that the film could be an adaptation of the hit Mel Gibson movie Brave Heart in which the hero’s wife is killed by oppressive colonial rulers. Mel revives from his tragedy only to revolt against the rulers and what follows is a gory bloodbath in repeated wars.
We contacted Shriya told us, “I have been approached to be a part of the film but I haven’t gone through the script thoroughly to tell you whether a scene like that exists.”
Kamal Haasan will be directing the film which will be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

Courtesy: dnaindia.com

There’s a trailer on my phone

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan (TOI photo)
Innovation is the buzzword in movie promos today. 

Take, for instance, the recent release, Rock On!!, which was publicised through live concerts. “When we were brainstorming on new ideas to promote the film, we came up with the idea of organising Rock On!! concerts across the country,” says director-turned-actor Farhan Akhtar, who made his on-screen debut with the movie. “We started with the film’s music release, which was followed by a series of concerts in Delhi, Mumbai and Pune,” he says, adding that out-of-the-box promos help a film stand out.

For his forthcoming movie, Ghajini, Aamir Khan is steering away from TV promos and going online. The actor reportedly wants a novel, user-friendly, interactive website for the film. He’s also considering a mobile phone website for the film, which will make Ghajini the first Hindi movie to have such a website.

Film-makers are also increasingly turning to Bluetooth-enabled film promotions. It works on the principle of ‘Catch them while on the move and run an end-to-end movie promo on the mobile’. Bluetooth marketing solutions company, Telibrama, is doing just that. After promoting the British movie Sucker Punch, the company is now pursuing the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi movie markets, pushing movie content at zero cost for the customer.

“This not only provides a richer media experience to the customer, but can be easily scaled up with more options like a fan club and feedback forms, which can always be added,” says Suresh Narasimha, CEO, Telibrama Communications. The company has provided Bluetooth-enabled display vans to promote Kannada films like Gaalipata and Taj Mahal.

Producer of the Kannada flick Mussanje Maatu, Vikas Jain, says Bluetooth promotions go a long way in creating excitement around a particular movie and ensure easy recall as the visuals remain on the phone.

Blogs and video-sharing site YouTube continue to be popular with film-makers, especially those wooing young audiences. “The trailers of Psycho have become a rage and it had more than 35,000 visitors. We contacted those interested in Kannada films and they’ve uploaded promos and songs on YouTube and Orkut,” says Gurudath, the producer of the film.

Interestingly, after the ban on hoardings in Chennai, action hero JK Riteesh used some pushcarts with huge posters of his recent release Nayagan.

Courtesy: timesofindia.com

Soundarya's Ocher ropes in Gautham Menon

Soundarya Rajinikanth's Ocher Studios is currently busy with the 3D animation flick 'Sultan – the Warrior'. Despite this, the production house has big plans to constantly make films with leading directors. As reported earlier, Venkat Prabhu's next film has been titled 'Goa' and Soundarya will be taking care of the production responsibilities.
The latest news however is that Gautham Menon has been roped in for another film. The director is expected to commence work for this project after he finishes 'Vaaranam Aayiram' that stars Suriya.
Observers feel that Ocher Studios are gearing up to produce a slew of quality films every year.
Apart from these, Ocher is planning to make a Telugu film starring Mahesh Babu which will be directed by Puri Jagannath.

Courtesy: indiaglitz.com

Hollywood Film Maker Manoj Night Shyamalan Join The Rajinikanth’s Endhiran

Though underway in full earnest in Peru with the shooting of a song, there seem to be things about Endhiran that are still troubling Shankar’s mind. It is no secret that Endhiran, then Robot, was affected by the demise of writer Sujatha. He had been a trusted associate and screen writer for Shankar. We had reported that Shankar had called upon writer Balakumaran to fill the void. Balakumaran had earlier worked with Shankar in Gentleman, Kadhalan and Jeans.
But even after the completion of scripting works, Shankar seems to see room for improvement, trademarks of a perfectionist. With the sci-fi specialist Sujatha no longer around to give the much needed advice, Shankar has chosen to look beyond Kollywood, beyond Bollywood and into Hollywood. Shankar seems to have set sight on Manoj Night Shyamalan, known for making films like Sixth Sense, The Village, Unbreakable, Signs and The Happening. Shyamalan may not be a complete sci-fi specialist but he knows how to keep people on their toes and that’s exactly what Shankar wants. The top Kollywood director is said to have approached Shyamalan for discussing the finer elements of the script of Endhiran.

Now we don’t know what the exact role of Manoj Night Shyamalan might be in Endhiran, maybe that of a script consultant. We also are not sure whether Shyamalan has accepted to work in the project, because there are news about him moving on to his next project in Hollywood and he is also known to be very choosy in what he does, especially after having opted out of a chance to script an Indiana Jones movie. Let’s hope things come together well and that Shankar is able to convince Shyamalan. 

Courtesy: thebollywoodactress.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kamal picks Brazil while Rajini takes Peru!

The cream of Kollywood is now in South America with two of the biggest ever projects.the Lost Kingdom of Incas.Endhiran - The Robot has got underway in Peru in the usual Shankar way, shooting for a song. Bet on Shankar to make things huge. From what we hear, it looks like the songs of Sivaji might start to look a bit ordinary.
The song is set in the UNESCO World heritage site of Machu Picchu, called the Lost Kingdom of Incas. The site has more than 600 years of history to it and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Set breathtakingly on the ridge of a mountain, roughly around 2400 meters above sea level, it offers the kind of awe inspiring view that can push Shankar’s song making skills to new highs. Coming to the song, it is a duet featuring Superstar and Aishwarya Rai. Rahman’s composition is said to have a Spanish touch to it, even Machu Picchu has a Spanish touch in its history, and maybe what Shankar exactly had in his mind. Raju Sundaram is the choreographer for the song. Right after this song will be another one and this time it will be shot in USA. There is a possibility of the team coming to India before going back to the US for the second song. Executive producer Arun Pandian is in charge of taking care of the team needs in Peru.
This is something that was heard about Sivaji- the entire talkie portion was done in 63 days. 150 days went for fights and songs alone. We don’t know how much of this is true but we are sure that Shankar likes to get his fights and songs extraordinarily well done. So, the team will shoot the first song for two weeks at Machu Picchu before moving on to the next one. And out of the 100 crores budget for the entire project, Shankar seems to have proposed 8 crores for these two songs put together.
Iguazu falls in Brazil
Meanwhile, in another part of South America, a supposedly 120 crore film is taking its first steps. Set in another breathtakingly picturesque location that is steeped in history, Marmayogi has begun. Kamal and a couple of crewmembers have reportedly shot a couple of scenes at the Iguazu falls in Brazil, another UNESCO World Heritage site. Kamal selected this location because it gave him the prehistoric look and feel that he wanted, remember Marmayogi is set in the 7th century. Moreover, this is the best time of the year to capture the natural majesty of the Iguazu falls. The small team was also accompanied by a Pyramid Saimira executive, maybe to size up things before full fledged shooting begins. The team will camp at the location for a couple of days and may also touch Sao Paolo, the largest city in Brazil, before returning.

Courtesy: behindwoods.com

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Marmayogi: Shooting starts October

Kamal Haasan's magnum opus Marmayogi is all set to start shooting shortly. The big budget film is expected to cost over 120 crore, reportedly the most expensive Indian movie so far. Yester years dream girl, Hema Malini has already been signed up for the film. She had graced the audio release function of Kamal Haasan’sDasavathaaram, also spelt Dasavatharam, a while back.
Trisha had already committed herself for the film with bulk dates of about 200 days, which means that she will not be able to shoot for any other movie during that time. Though this meant turning down several plum offers in Telugu and Tamil, she jumped at the chance to work with Kamal Haasan and to get the role of a life time with the great actor.
Working with Kamal is so prestigious that leading heroine Shriya Saran has agreed to play the second heroine in Marmayogi as well. Pyramid Saimira and Kamal Haasan's Raj Kamal films will be producing this magnum opus to be directed by the maestro Kamal himself. Previously, Kamal Haasan had directed Hey Raam and Virumandi, both critically and commercially acclaimed masterpieces. The movie will reportedly be made in four languages: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.
The shooting is all set to kick off in Sweden in October.

Courtesy: galatta.com

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Trisha finalised for 'Marmayogi'

Trisha finalised for 'Marmayogi'
Trisha has been finalised for the role of the leading lady in Kamal Haasan’s magnum opus ‘Marmayogi’. The names of Kajol, Asin and Padmapriya were floating around as being considered for the same role.
When Trisha was contacted over phone for confirmation, she said that the ‘deal’ has almost been clinched.
Trisha has given a bulk call-sheet of around 100 days to shoot for ‘Marmayogi’.  The actress has reportedly been paid a record sum, close to Rs.1 crore for the movie.  The highest remuneration Trisha had got for a film earlier was Rs.75 Lakh.
Trisha, who normally gives not more than 30 days for a film, has given around 100 days for ‘Marmayogi’.

Courtesy: msn.com

Actor hurt while shooting

Noted Tollywood actor J D Chakravarthy met with a mishap while shooting for the Tamil film 'Sarvam'. The actor, who is playing a negative role in the film directed by Vishnuvardhan, was hit on his chest while filming a sequence a couple of days ago.
He was rushed to a hospital and was advised rest. Shooting was called off and the crew packed their bags that day. 'Sarvam' features Arya and Trisha in lead roles. Following the success of 'Billa' starring Ajith, Vishnuvardhan is directing this flick which is being produced by Ayngaran Internationals.
Buzz is that Chakravarthy has been approached to do the role of villain in Rajinikanth's 'Endhiran'. However official confirmation is awaited.

Courtesy: indiaglitz.com

Aishwarya to get Rs 6 crore?

The Tamil grapevine says that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been paid Rs 6 crore for her role in Enthiram. If that is true, this makes her India's highest paid actress!
Robot renamed Enthiram
But it is to be noted that Aishwarya agreed to work in Enthiram out of the respect she has for Rajinikanth. Forced by busy schedules to turn down a role opposite Rajini thrice before, Aishwarya deemed it would be inappropriate to deny the stalwart's offer anymore. That is the main reason she signed Enthiram even after her call sheet overflowed with dates allocated to Mani Ratnam's bilingual.
Thus it is of little surprise that the producers of Enthiram, Ayngaran International and Eros International, are willing to pay the actress such a hefty price. Happy with Aishwarya's commitment, director Shankar has even decided to give her a break when Mani Ratnam's film shoot starts.
At present, a song is being filmed on Aishwarya and Rajinikanth for Enthiram in Machu Picchu, an ancient temple site erected by Inca Indians in Peru. Meanwhile, the public's curiosity is stoked up by the promos of Enthiram. Most of the walls in Chennai are covered by posters depicting a robot modelled after the superstar Rajinikanth. Everyone is thrilled to see this metallic version of their beloved star.

Courtesy: buzz18.com

Re-shooting fever grips Tamil Cinema

Music Albums of films hit the market at least a month before the movies themselves release. Moreover FM radios help popularize good songs amongst the general public and certain songs like 'Naaka Mukka' from the film 'Kadhalil Vizhundaen' have become a big time rage among the youth. Naturally, expectations for the visual part too soars. Panic stricken directors then want to re-shoot the entire song as per the expectations. The producers end up losing a lot of money in the endeavor.
Ever since the song 'Naaka Mukka' was heard by the general public, the craze for the song started. The song set to music by Vijay Antony is being passed around through mobile phones and college students have taken a special affinity to it. The director Prasad says that reshoot has become a necessity to appease general audiences. Reports suggest that the song has been re-shot in a period of eight days spending about 15 lakhs.
The same phenomenon has happened with the song 'Taxi Taxi' from the film 'Sakarakatti'. The song set to tunes by A. R. Rahman is ever so popular among music lovers that the director of the film has decided to pep up the song with some foreign models. The cost factor has gone over the top as the filmmakers have spent 36 lakhs just for the models.
Certain observers of cinema squarely blame 'negligence' on the part of the filmmakers on failing to understand the 'taste' of the audience. But then who knows what elements of a film go on well with the masses before hand?

Courtesy: indiaglitz.com

Rahman may run

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It is not everyday that we see composer and singer AR Rahman be a part of a promotional activity. 

He was in Delhi recently to promote a marathon race. He emphasised on the need for such events to be organised and said, “These days when a lot of unnecessary divisions and fragments are being created in society in the name of religion, caste and region, such events hold great importance. When we run along with hundreds of others, we forget what our religion or region is.”

And is he planning to take part in the race himself as well, we asked him. “An event like this where people run together will make me feel ecstatic. It is like a music concert. Like music breaks all boundaries and proves to be a unifying factor for people from across the borders who stand together and enjoy the music without thinking about its source. Here as well, we are expecting people from all walks of life to take part. I have never been a part of such an event, and who knows this year I might run too,” signed off Rahman.

Courtesy: timesofindia.com

Telluride Interview: Slumdog Millionaire Director Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle

Out of nowhere, British filmmaker Danny Boyle has burst back into the spotlight this year with his latest film, Slumdog Millionaire. Not only did I absolutely love it when I saw it at its world premiere, but its gone on to earn incredible praise from critics worldwide. I had the honor of meeting Boyle at an afterparty in Telluride and interviewing him the following morning. Boyle is one of the most down-to-earth and incredibly outgoing directors I've ever met, and that's not an exaggeration. Not only is he excited to talk about every last detail about filmmaking, but he's so nice that it was like chatting with a close friend about movies at an early morning breakfast. I'm pretty damn sure this is an interview you don't want to miss.
Boyle has been one of my favorite filmmakers for years, whether I knew it or not. Trainspotting is a cult classic, we all know that, but Boyle went on to direct 28 Days Later, which rebooted the zombie genre, and Sunshine, which is one of my all-time favorite sci-fi flicks. He's back again with arguably his best film to date and he's excited to be showing it to the world. Even if you haven't seen it yet, this is an interview that should hopefully inform you on the behind-the-scenes of Slumdog Millionaire and so much more.
So what drew you to India this time? Was it Simon Beaufoy's script more than anything?
Danny Boyle: I think it's– somebody said, quite soon after we got started on it, that it's very Dickensian, and that's what's really attractive about it is that what you get in Dickens, who's a master storyteller of course, is you get these extremes, in Victorian Britain, with London especially. You get incredible wealth, an explosion of opportunity, things changing, the industry or society just going off like a nuclear bomb in terms of expansion, and you get terrible– like I live in the East End of London, and the poverty in the East End of London at the time was just phenomenal– you get these massive extremes of opportunity and desperation, and it affects everything. It makes it a melodramatic age, and of course Dickens' work is incredibly melodramatic, and yet, because it's fixed in the society, it doesn't feel melodramatic, it still feels real. And of course you get that in India because it's going through much of the same thing at the moment.
So you find a kind of vibrancy, that we lack a bit in the West, because we've insulated our realistic lives against it, and so our melodramatic, more extreme storytelling tends to be fixated in franchise movies at the moment, in superhero movies, completely unreal, but you can get those extremes in it. But you can't get them in real life anymore and real life stories tend to be, in the West, tend to be minutia, don't they? They tend to be about affairs, people breaking up, having a disabled child, kind of just the minutia of life. The big massive storytelling, huge sign posts are missing, in a way, because we've basically comforted ourselves out of them; we've made life a lot more comfortable for everyone. And that's one of the things that just draws you to it. And you realize that in retrospect. You read a script and you just go, "I've gotta make this." I think that's what's behind it, the attraction of it. And the finished film feels like that as well. People feel like they're watching something very vibrant.
Were you familiar with Vikas Swarup's book before?
Boyle: No, and I didn't read the book, and I committed to the film before I read the book. And I didn't find the book– I thought the script was an amazing achievement and– although lots of people have rung me up and said, "Hey, I've just read the book of your film, it's fantastic." Well it's very different, the film. So and it is very different I think Simon [Beaufoy] did a wonderful job on the script.
I think that was of the best parts of it is instead of just a straight story you've got an interesting way to tell the life story of this kid.
Boyle: Because I think a more straight telling of it could become too literal. Here's a question, here's an answer, here's another question, here's another answer; you tire of that quite quickly. And it's lovely the way he's shifted that around, in the structure. And we developed that– as we made the film, and especially as we edited it– we developed that further, the risks we took with time, going backward and forward in time. It becomes quite fluid, what you can cut to, and it culminates really– well when she answers the phone, on the show, and he says, "Who is this?", and you cut to her as a child, in the rain, saying, "I'm Latika." And you can certainly go anywhere, you can sort of drop anything in from– it becomes kind of fluid. I love that feeling. I've never really been able to do any of that before in anything, and I love doing that, in the editing.
I really loved that transition when they jumped off of the train and changed ages…
Boyle: Yes, because you've got to be fluid about it, because you've got to say, "These are the same people, so we're going to go anywhere in their world." And here you go. I remember the very first time I read the script, I thought of that transition, because it isn't in the script. It's just one of those things– and one of the reasons why you should make films is when you react to it like that, when you see things as you're reading it, you shouldn't bother about whether it's a good idea to make the film or not, or whether you can attract a star or not, or what kind of money– you should just do it. Because if you feel like that about it, it's destiny.
Is it troublesome to shoot in a country like that, from the technical aspects to culture to government and everything?
Boyle: That's about the three things– yeah, but you can't think of it as troublesome. That's what I learned really quickly. If you do, you won't be open to it, you'll always be critical of it, because there's a lot of things get on your nerves, the government especially. Like we applied for aerial permission to shoot some aerial shots and we applied in–when we first got there–in June/July 2007, to shoot. We applied for permission with an Indian– you're not allowed, Westerners aren't allowed to shoot from helicopters but Indian [Directors of Photography] can. So we got an Indian DoP, we put his name on the permission. We said exactly where we want to shoot; we said not near any naval ports, anything like that. Permission to shoot there came through last week. Seriously.
So there are some aerial shoots in it which we took by secret. We went up with this Canon camera, this still camera, and blended them together in post. And so we got some shots anyway. And that's an example. You can wait five years for permission, and you're meant to just wait. But you can't think of it like that, you've got to go, okay, what can we do instead? We'll do this. And you got to stay positive and hope the film feels positive, even though there's some horrors in it; because that's what I feel about the prize and that's how it struck me. I'm incredibly optimistic about it, even though it's horrific, some of the things that are happening there. You do feel amazingly optimistic and they are a very positive people. So I loved it.
Were you inspired at all by any other films from Bollywood? Or I was going to even say City of God, I felt had a lot of inspiration in this. Did that play into anything in this?
Boyle: I didn't. Obviously you can see some similarities to City, but I stayed away from it because, although I admired it enormously when I saw it, I didn't go back to it, because you've got to be very careful. With anything that's at all similar, you've got to be very careful. No, it's funny actually, normally when I do interviews when I'm making a film, I've got a list of films and I'd say, "This, this, this and this." But no, like there were some Bollywood films that I– well they're not real Bollywood films, they're much more like Western films– that I was very taken by, but they're not directly relevant to the film, no.
No, there's not a particular reference point. In a funny kind of way Titanic is a reference point. The reason is that it represents the particular type of film, which is an old person lies in bed, and he's dying, and tells their story, unburdens their story, and secrets are revealed or whatever. It's the end of life and it's the past that's being– what I love about this is the kid is 18 and all his life is in front of him, and yet he's been through such an extraordinary life that he's able to win the show by going back over his life, in just that 18 years. And when the film finishes it shows you that your memories can set you free actually, they don't imprison you– they actually set him free, and he's able to step out and live the rest of his life how he wants to live it. It's sort of like it turns it on its head, that storytelling idea of the old person in bed recapping their life. It's a positive thing rather than it being something that's sentimental, in a way.
Now that you mention it, that's exactly what I was thinking the whole movie — that he was at the end of his life, and then it wasn't till the end that you realized that there he is at the beginning.
Boyle: He's at the beginning, of his adult life, and he's got his childhood sweetheart.
How do you go about choosing the music? I think in all of your films I've loved your musical choices and I think it really defines a lot of your films.
Boyle: Oh, I just love music. It's the bit I probably enjoy more than anything. When you get a chance to work with a guy like this guy– he's an amazing composer, A. R. Rahman. It was obvious on this that you wanted– the music in Bollywood films is so expressive, it's so much more extreme and upfront than– we tend to hide music, to make it psychological, hidden, Western really, where there they declare it. It's like yeah this is romantic, oh this is dangerous. And anyway so I approached this guy Rahman, and he's an amazing songwriter, very hugely popular there, a huge, massive star, unbelievable star there. And obviously he loved it because it was something different for him to work with a Western director, and we had a great time working on it. And they're all original songs that he's written, apart from– there's an M.I.A. song in the middle of it, "Paper Planes." And she also is a big fan if his because she grew up with all his music because she's– her family is part Sri Lankan, part London. So she was like speechless at the chance to sing for him. So she sings on the first song for him, and then we used her song in the middle. So it's really nice.
I'm very proud of the soundtrack, because it's very unusual. It feels very fresh. That was one of the things I noticed here, watching it in front of a Western audience– because I haven't really seen it in front of an audience– the music felt really fresh. And I loved that, I thought it was really nice. It's been lovely.
I think your choices are always fantastic and I think a lot of directors don't put enough time into choosing the music for their films. It really makes it more than just a movie sometimes.
Boyle: Listen, when I started, like with Shallow Grave and Trainspotting, I used house music in both of them, because house music was just really big in London. I'm a music person, I've grown up with MTV and– not grown up with it, I'm a bit older than that, but it's been part of my life– and it has to be part of the film because everything is accompanied by music on film now. They're almost more connected than dialogue, film and music are like that, and then sometimes there's dialogue as well. And you think about commercials and the way the product is sold and the way that anything's sold. Intel Pentium processors are sold by "da-da, ba-boom." It's all the music…
And it's like large is in. And it's amazing to just sort of see– you can hear it when it's wrong there. Like if you make a mistake with music, especially when you do something like the game show, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?", it's not– you think that doesn't sound right. And you can spot it like that, which is a skill you'd never have in something else. We have this amazing processing power. The music, it's so close to us I think. And when you work with somebody from a different culture, like Rahman, you realize how international music is, because you can talk to each other about– through music, you can kind of feed off of each other with different ideas. It's really cool anyway. So yeah I loved doing it, I must say it was great for me.
What was your favorite part of the filmmaking process?
Boyle: I always answer, because I've been asked that before, it's the change; because a lot of people like shooting or don't like editing and vice-versa. I actually like the change, that you go from the chaos of hundreds of people and all the pressure, to a room and there's just three of your, or two of you, and you can get coffee when you want and there doesn't seem to be any deadline at all because you've got ten weeks to edit, and it's a long time, or you think it is at the time. So I love that change. And conversely, as you get to the end of editing, I love the fact of going from that back into filming where there's a lot of people again. So I like the transitions actually more so, I guess.
What are your top five favorite movies of all time?
Boyle: My favorite is Apocalypse Now (1979), absolute 100% favorite film, because the thing that bedevils us all the time is this battle between commerce and art, and it's between– can you open the Cannes Film Festival or can you get your film seen by a big mainstream audience? And it's maybe the only film that does that, that rides both those horses, without apologizing to anybody on the way. And it's not perfect, which I also love about it, because I think perfect would be terrible; it is a bit of a mess at times, but it's made by a madman with an extraordinarily kind of poetic coherence somehow. And I love that.
They were repackaging Alien, the first Alien film, and they asked me to do a bit about it, because I'm a big fan of it, obviously. And you watch it and you do your piece of camera and you say, "Look, you watch this film and even after 25 years it still stands up. What kind of classic is that?" You watchApocalypse Now and you never think, 25 years, 100 years; you just think oh my fucking god, look at this sequence. So that would be it. I can't answer the top five I'm afraid, but that's my number one. The top five positions are filled by it.
Thansk to Danny Boyle and everyone at Fox Searchlight for this opportunity! It was such a huge pleasure to chat with Danny and I can't suggest enough that everyone check outSlumdog Millionaire. The film will hit theaters starting on November 28th this fall - be sure to check it out!
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Katrina learns to play the cello

Katrina Kaif is leaving no stone unturned to realistically portray the role of a trained classical musician in Subhash Ghai’s forthcoming musical drama Yuvvraaj, a film that will highlight the arrogance and overconfidence of contemporary youth and how they learn from their mistakes.
Kat, who wanted to be perfect while delivering her expressions and actions on the screen, had got a cello instructor who will teach her to play the stringed instrument on the sets of the film that uses live orchestra for all the songs. Live orchestra is now rarely used in films as almost all artists and composers are into digital recording.
Katrina confirms, “We had a cello teacher on the sets and all songs were done with a real orchestra. It was fun shooting for the film and a completely different experience.”
Yuvvraaj stars Salman Khan as a hero and also has actors Zayed Khan and Anil Kapoor playing key characters. AR Rahman is the music composer for the film while Gulzar has written the lyrics. The film is expected to release on November 21, this year.
Our insider from the crew of the film revealed that appointing a cello teacher was on Ghai wish-list. “The film is about music and Subhashji wanted the actors to look like authentic musicians and deliver realistic performances. He wanted a cello teacher to be appointed for the film and also wanted that person to come to the sets daily and help out Katrina by fine tuning her skills with the instrument. She has rehearsed regularly and we guess that she can play the instrument now,” the source says.

Courtesy: dnaindia.com

What did Kamal gift Shriya?

Shriya Saran flew down from Bangkok to spend her birthday with her family and close friends on September 11th. The actress had a quiet meal with her parents the day before her birthday and the next day she threw a birthday bash in Mumbai for close friends. According to reliable sources, Shriya shared the news with her friends that Kamal offered her the lead role in
Marma Yogi and said that it was the best birthday gift she received so far. Did Kamal Haasan also wished her on her birthday?

Courtesy: behindwoods.com

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rajini signs his next after ‘Endhiran’

Kuselan, inspite of being appreciated by a certain section of media and movie going public, couldn’t garner the profits one usually associates with Superstar Rajinikanth’s movie.

Perhaps Pyramid Saimira would be the only producer in recent times to have not made profits out a Rajinikanth starrer. Taking this into
consideration, the actor is said to have promised the production company yet another movie. A credible Kollywood source reveals that a contract might also have been signed to this effect. Usually in such cases it’s a verbal agreement between the concerned parties.

The earlier plan was to have the project started by January and release it even before Robot. But now the production house has settled for the idea of starting the movie after the completion of Robot. Director or the rest of the crew is yet to be decided. One of the frontrunners among directors would be Murugadoss, who has been in news recently over Rajinikanth supposedly making a guest role in his next movie. The director however issued a statement rejecting the news.

Meanwhile, there are whispers around the tinsel town that Rajini might do a full fledged movie for daughter Soundarya’s production house Ocher Studios after the 3D animated movie Sultan. But it is yet to be known when this project might kick off, if at all it does. Team Behindwoods will keep you posted.

Courtesy: behindwoods.com