Sunday, April 29, 2012

Gautham Menon Opens Up On Yohan - Yohan Adhyayam Ondru - Gautham Menon - Vijay - Tamil Movie News -

Yohan: Adhyayam Ondru is the next film Gautham Menon is going to work on. The film will star Vijay in the lead character. Yohan will be the name of the character Vijay is going to portray. But why Yohan? Why not something like Kandasamy or Velayudham that regional people can relate to?
The ace director has a theory. Yohan is one of the most used names in the world. He believes that, with this title he will have a wider reach for his film. From what we understand, he is probably trying to take this film international. The film is expected to go on floor from May.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Shankar's Choice Is Vikram - Shankar - Vikram - Surya - Nanban - Ar Rahman - Anniyan - Tamil Movie News -

Director Shankar, who just celebrated the 100th day run of Nanban, has already started the work for his next project. For the past few days, there have been various reports on this project, few of which said Suriya will be the lead while the others said Vikram would be the protagonist. But it has now been officially confirmed that Vikram, who last worked with Shankar in Anniyan, will do the lead in the Enthiran director’s next untitled project.
Writers Suba (Suresh and Bala) are working on the dialogues. AR Rahman will compose the music for this film. Lyricist Kabilan has already penned two songs for the film.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

AR Rahman on Oprah’s show - The Times of India

Oprah Winfrey hobnobbing with the Bachchans and being smitten by Ash's newborn on her maiden visit to India made global news, but this little nugget escaped notice.
TOI has learnt that the talk-show queen, who was in India to shoot for her series, "Oprah's Next Chapter", met AR Rahman to shoot for the show. The episode was telecast in the US on Sunday, and showed Rahman welcoming Oprah to India, and also talking to her about his foundation, the KM Music Conservatory. The choir from the KM Music Conservatory had also performed for Oprah when she was in India.


Kochadaiyaan’s Rana Connection - Kochadaiyaan - Rana - Ks Ravikumar - Rajinikanth - Soundarya R Ashwin - Billa 2 - Tamil Movie News -

We suspect this year’s going to be a year of prequels. While the Billa 2 crew boasts that their upcoming film is a prequel to the 2007 film Billa, KS Ravikumar, the script writer of Kochadaiyaan has come up with a rather interesting revelation. The Dasavatharam director, in a public event said that Kochadaiyaan is more or less a prequel to Rana, a film that was to go on floor before Kochadaiyaan.
Rana was put to a halt due to the illness Rajinikanth developed. KS Ravikumar said that after Rajini recovered from the illness, he was in no condition to perform intense actions that was needed for the film Rana. So he claims that the crew came up with a much subtle film Kochadaiyaan as a prequel to the one to follow.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kochadaiyaan Surprises Fans - Kochadaiyaan - Rajinikanth - Soundarya R Ashwin - Deepika Padukone - Shobana - Sharath Kumar - Jackie Shroff - Aadhi - Ar Rahman - Tamil Movie News -

India’s first performance capture film Kochadaiyaan was earlier announced to be released on Deepavali. But recently the film’s producers, Media One Global Entertainment have announced that the film will be released in advance. Yes, the film is expected to hit the screens in September. In other words, Deepavali is expected sooner than anticipated.
The film’s crew has already finished their first schedule in Pinewoods studio, London. They are presently in Kerala shooting the rest of the film. The film has Superstar Rajnikanth, Deepika Padukone, Sharath Kumar, Shobana, Jackie Shroff, Aadhi and Rukmini Vijaykumar and is being directed by Soundarya R Ashwin.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Soundarya updates on Kochadaiyaan

Soundarya Ashwin, the director of Rajinikanth's Kochadaiyaan has updated on the film. She tweeted, "Off to Kerala... Kochadaiyaan schedule 2 starts tomorrow". The team has selected the lush locales of God's own country as the ideal spot for shooting a portion of the film. 
The first schedule of the film took place in London and word is that it went wery well. Sarathkumar, Aadhi, and Deepika Padukone are part of the cast and music is by AR Rahman.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kochadaiyaan Shooting Spot - Tamil Event Images Kochadaiyaan | Rajinikanth | Sarath Kumar -

Bachchan Jr. Surprises Mani Ratnam And Ar Rahman - Abhishek Bachchan - Mani Ratnam - Tamil Movie News -

Abhishek Bachchan was in the city yesterday. The buzz is that he had met director Mani Ratnam in his office and had some discussions. Later he and the director had lunch together at Mani’s place. After his session with the director, he headed to AR Rahman’s house and met up with the composer’s mom.

Previously, the trio had worked together in Raavan, Guru and Yuva. Our hunch says the fourth is on its way.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rajini Pulls Off Some Great Moves! - Rajinikanth - Kochadaiyaan - Tamil Movie News -

"The Superstar is known more for his style than his dance. However this time, he is all set to display his ability as a versatile dancer in Kochadaiyaan. Word is that there is a 3 minute song sequence that will see him perform the Rudra Thandavam or Lord Siva's dance of destruction. For those who have forgotten their Hindu Mythology, Siva performed the Rudra Thandavam when his  consort, Sati immolated herself at her father Daksha's yagna. The fury of his dance would have destroyed the world if the other Gods had not intervened.

Rajini will be recapturing the magic of this fabled dance in Kochadaiyaan. Needless to say there are some intricate moves involved, and Rajini has pulled them off with aplomb. According to insiders, this particular sequence is simply amazing and fans are going to love it."


Sunday, April 08, 2012

Ar Rahman Honoured - Ar Rahman - Puthiya Thalaimurai - Oscar - K Balachander - D Jayakanthan - V Shantha - Adyar Cancer Institute - Padma Shri Venu Srinivasan - Ms Swaminathan - Grand Master Vishwanath Anand - Tamil Movie News -

Puthiya Thalaimurai news channel conducted an award function in the city yesterday. The channel presented its ‘Tamilan of the year’ awards to six achievers from Tamil Nadu.

The Oscar award winner AR Rahman received his award from the legendary director K Balachander under the arts category. The other five recipients were writer D Jayakanthan under the literature category, V Shantha, chairperson of Adyar Cancer Institute, for her social services, Industrialist Venu Srinivasan, under the industrial category, MS Swaminathan for his involvement in the country’s science and technological development, and Grand Master Vishwanath Anand for his achievements in the game of chess.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Kochadaiyaan Is Kerala Bound - Kochadaiyaan - Rajini - Deepika Padukone - - Tamil Movie News -

It hasn’t been long since Superstar Rajnikanth and team returned from Kochadaiyaan’s London schedule. Now the buzz is that they have planned their next schedule. The crew will soon be off to Kerala for their next shoot. It is said that a magnificent palace will be created there for a shoot involving Rajinikanth, Sarath Kumar and Deepika Padukone.

The crew was shooting for a three week schedule in London’s Pinewoods Studio, using motion capture technology. The film is being made using the same technology, James Cameron used for his block buster Avatar. There is also news that the Superstar will be seen doing a fierce ‘Rudra Thandavam’ (Lord Shiva’s dance).

Ar Rahman's Hollywood Film With Spielberg - Ar Rahman - Steven Spielberg - Tamil Movie News -

AR Rahman's next Hollywood film is a drama called People Like Us and Steven Spielberg is one of the producers. The movie has a stellar cast that includes Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer. Alex Kurtzman is the director.

The trailer is out and the movie is looking great. AR Rahman's score is supposed to be rocking and insiders insist that it is yet another feather in the cap for him. Fans are eagerly awaiting its release.


Thursday, April 05, 2012

Gemini films procures Mani Ratnam's Kadal

According to reports, Gemini film has bought the theatrical rights of Mani Ratnam’s Kadal for a whopping Rs. 25 crores. The distributors have expressed their confidence that the film will do well in the theaters.
Apart from Gautham Karthik, Samantha and Arvind Swamy, the film stars Thambi Ramaiah, Pasupathi and Lakshmi Manchu in important roles. The director even roped in technicians from Hong Kong to create enhanced special effects. Arvind Swamy met with a minor accident during the shoot and had his hand fractured. He is presently on rest.
The film is expected to be released on Deepavali.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Kochadaiyaan- Taking Indian Cinema To A Higher Level - Kochadaiyaan - Rajinikanth - Ar Rahman - - Tamil Movie News -

A fierce warrior with 6 packs like no one has ever seen or had; rock like biceps that can break mountains, a face that can mesmerize anyone, a physique as flexible as elastic- that’s how Soundarya R Ashwin, daughter of superstar Rajinikanth describes her dad and his role in Kochadaiyaan. For the past 20 and odd days, the crew has been shooting at the Pinewoods studio, London. As actor Nassar says, they are all as enthusiastic as children playing with new toys, trying out a new technique in film making, that no one in India has ever dreamt of trying. “It’s a whole new experience”, says Shobana, who is doing a pivotal role in the film.
When asked how it feels to be “The Superstar”, Rajinikanth with his ever diminishing modesty said, “To me every film is like a first film. And personally I think Amitabh Bachchan is the real superstar.” About Kochadaiyaan he said, “It’s something new. The pressure on me is very high as the expectations are. And I’m very happy with Kochadiyaan. It’ll not disappoint my fans”.
On why make an animation film with dad, Soundarya R Ashwin, the director said, “One, I wanted to immortalize my dad and this technique allows us to do things more creatively than what live action movies can do. In my dad’s career, he has never done a role of a warrior.” She also added, “I’m a diehard fan of my dad. We are making sure that we give my dad a new look, like, I have given him 6 packs, biceps and all that”.
Commenting on the musical part of the film, music director AR Rahman said, “In this picture the music has to play a very important role. We decided that with this movie, we have to set a standard for what an Indian animation movie has to be.”
If everything goes well, the emperor of the hearts of Tamil mass will be seen ruling the Indian theaters from Deepavali that falls on November 13th.


Kochadaiyaan Press Meet At London


Kochadaiyaan - Background Music Recording With Ar Rahman

Superstar Returns!

Superstar Rajinikanth returned home today morning at around 4 AM after completing his portions of the shoot of the much awaited Kochadaiyaan. The shoot has been happening at Pinewoods Studio, London. The other actors including Sarath Kumar, Nassar, Jackie Shroff, Shobana, and Rukmini are still shooting for the film. The Superstar’s shoot was scheduled for 25 days and it has been completed on time.
The film is being shot using the advanced film making technique, performance capture technology. It must be noted that the international super hit film Avatar was made using this technique. The film is expected to be released on the Deepavali day that falls on November 13th.


Sunday, April 01, 2012

Kochadaiyaan Onlocation - Tamil Movie Trailer - Rajinikanth | Soundarya Rajinikanth | Kochadaiyaan