Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kadal to rise on Deepavali?

Ace director Mani Ratnam’s ongoing project Kadal is progressing at a great pace, as the director wants the film to be completed before the festival of lights. Post the Manappad schedule, the film’s crew is presently on the coasts of Thiruchendur and Tuticorin. We hear that the crew will move on to Munnar and parts of Kerala for their upcoming schedules.

We also hear that the director has roped in technicians from Hong Kong to create some special effects for a song sequence in the film.

The film revolves around the lives of fishermen in the coastal areas of south Tamil Nadu where there’s a lot tension due to people going missing. Gautham, son of veteran actor Karthik and Samantha feature as the leads of the film.  Aravind Swamy is doing a power role. Rajiv Menon is handling the camera and AR Rahman is composing the tunes.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mani Ratnam and AR Rahman on a song

mani-ratnam-ar-rahman-21-03-12 Mani Ratnam’s Kadal is progressing well and actors are beaming about the scenic beauty of the location, Manapad, the sea village in Thoothukudi.  Isai Puyal Rahman is scoring the music for the film and the musician has shared a rare picture, featuring him along with the ace director Mani Ratnam. AR Rahman has updated about the picture, “While brainstorming with Mani Ratnam in the middle of the sea, down in the south of India.” In the same manner actor Arvind Swamy who is also part of the cast has updated, “On location for Kadal…the sea looks beautiful.”  Hope the magic of Roja continues in Kadal too as it marks the coming together of Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman and Arvind Swamy. 
The film’s shooting started on March 5 and has Gautham, son of Karthik and actress Samantha in the lead. The film also has Lakshmi Manchu, veteran Telugu actor Mohan Babu’s daughter, who is making her Tamil debut. Arjun and Thambi Ramiah are also part of the cast.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

rana-kochadaiyaan-17-03-12 Early in the morning at 4 a.m. might not be a time when the airport is abuzz with reporters trying to get a few bytes. But, it was so on Saturday morning as the principal team of Kochadaiyaan arrived to board their flight to London. Rajinikanth was in high spirits and said a few words. He said that the team was off on a 20-25 day long schedule during which they will be shooting a couple of songs and some talkie portions. The next schedule would be in Chennai itself, he added. He expressed confidence that Kochadaiyaan would come out as a good product and said that the film should hit theatres sometime after Diwali. Finally, he said that after Kochadaiyaan’s completion, Rana would definitely take off.

Superstar saying that Rana is sure to happen after Kochadaiyaan lays to rest many rumors that Kochadaiyaaan is in fact a reworked version of the original Rana script. Also, with Rajinikanth saying that Kochadiayaan will release only after Diwali, the nearest possible date is Pongal 2013 because of the new Producer’s Council regulation which allows major releases only on 5 occasions in a calendar year.
The team that took the flight to London today consisted of Rajinikanth, Soundarya and K.S. Ravikumar. Another part of the team consisting of Sarath Kumar and a few others is set to take a flight to London on the 21st.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Rajini's Hush Hush Visit To Avm Studios - Rajini - Kochadaiyaan - Soundarya Rajinikanth - Tamil Movie News -

rajini-kochadaiyaan-15-03-12-02After months of pre-production and groundwork Kochadaiyaan went on floors recently. Although filming was being carried out, Rajini was not part of the crew so far. The superstar will take part in shoots in AVM studios, Chennai today. Accompanying him is the film's writer KSR. Rajini sought the blessings of Ganesha located inside the AVM Studios before attending the shoots. This was a hush hush affair and was rather kept under the wraps.

Kochadaiyaan is written by KSR and directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth. Touted to be shot entirely in 3D motion capturing technique, Kochadaiyaan is also a short term project, likely to be released in the month of August.

Rajini Film Goes To Japan - Kochadaiyaan - Rajini - Tamil Movie News -

kochadaiyaan-rajini-15-03-12Everybody knows that Rajinikanth is Asia's biggest star and he has fans across the world so it has been decided that Kochadaiyaan should be a truly international film. It is going to be made in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English and Japanese.
Ever since Muthu directed by Ravikumar and starring Rajini and Meena was dubbed and released in Japanese as Dancing Maharaja, Rajinikanth has enjoyed a firm fan bastion in Japan. And hence the decision to make a Japanese version was made by Soundarya Ashwin.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rajini Sings For Kochadaiyaan? - Rajini - Kochadaiyaan - Rahman - Tamil Movie News -

rajini-kochadaiyaan-14-03-12"Latest in Kochadaiyaan is that superstar Rajini has rendered a song in Rahman's music. It's also learnt from reliable sources that the song was recorded recently in Rahman's composition. Not falling into the conventional boundaries of a song, this will be more like a verse type song, much along the lines of 'Thendralodu Udan Pirnadal' from the movie Raja Raja Cholan sung by Sivaji Ganesan.

The last time Rajini rendered a song was for P Vasu's Mannan, a little more than a decade ago. It was a duet with S Janaki called 'Mullai Poongodi'."

Kochadaiyaan To Begin Soon - Rajini - Kochadaiyaan - Tamil Movie News -

"Soundarya Ashwin's mammoth project with her father, Rajinikanth in the lead is scheduled to begin filming on March 21st in the United Kingdom. It is expected that the first schedule will be completed within 20 - 30 days. Then the team will return to India and finish the next leg of the shoot in Bangalore, Mysore and Chennai.

Since motion capture technology will be used in Kochadaiyaan touted as the first of its kind 3D motion picture, it is expected that shooting will be completed by June and post production will get underway. Sarathkumar, Deepika Padukone, Aadhi, Shobana and Nasser are part of the cast."

Ar Rahman's Wedding Day Special - Ar Rahman - Saira Banu - Tamil Movie News -

ar-rahman-saira-banu-14-03-12Mozart of Madras AR Rahman celebrated his wedding day on March 12. The usually reticent musician had updated in his social networking site, “We are seventeen, going on eighteen… Faith, understanding and kindness (most of the times) make us continue to walk the path and smile at each other... Thank you for your lovely wishes for March 12th...” The Oscar winning musician has also put up a photo shoot of his and his lovely wife Saira Banu much to the delight of his fans.