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.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Nayanthara Is Not A Part Of The Film - Nayanthara - Kadal - Vishnuvardhan - Ajith - Tamil Movie News -

There were reports wandering around the K-town that Nayanthara has been roped in for Mani Ratnam’s Kadal. But, it has come to our notice that she is not playing any role in the film. The sources have disclosed that the Billa actress is not a part of Kadal and that it is just a rumour.
Nayanthara is presently busy with her untitled Vishnuvardhan project starring Ajith, Arya and Taapsee. She is also a part of Bhoopathy Pandian’s film starring Gopichand in the lead.


Rajini, Ajith And Str- What Connects The Three? - Rajini - Ajith - Str - Tamil Movie News -

It’s well known that Ajith is a fan of Rajini. The Super Star too showers affection on the young actor as he came up triumphs in films due to his individual efforts. STR is a big fan of Ajith and the duo share a special bonding. Recently STR has even said that he will watch the first show of Ajith starrer Billa 2. However, above all, what is in the offing is very interesting. All the three actors’ films will clash at the theatres for Diwali.

If reports have to believed,  Rajini’s Kochadaiyan, Ajith’s Vishnuvardhan film and STR’s Vaalu will hit theatres for Diwali.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Kochadaiyaan Cinematographer On His Third - Kochadaiyaan - Rajiv Menon - Tamil Movie News -

Ace cinematographer Rajiv Menon is all set to direct his third film, after his super-hits Misara Kanavu and Kandukondein Kandukondein. This time, he has decided to do a biopic on the legendary classical vocalist Bharath Ratna late MS Subbulakshmi. “This film will be a tribute to the legend,” says a source close to Rajiv Menon.

The cinematographer is presently busy wielding the camera for Mani Ratnam’s Kadal. He has also handled the latest motion capture technology for Rajinikanth starrer Kochadaiyaan.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nayanthara Jumps Into Mani's Kadal - Nayanthara - Mani Ratnam - Kadal - Gautham Karthik - Thulasi - Tamil Movie News -

As a new and surprise addition, director Mani Ratnam has roped in Nayanthara for Kadal. Though the details of her character are still unknown, we hear that she will be playing an important part in the film. Earlier, there were reports that she was offered a role in Raavanan too, but her busy schedule didn’t allow her to join Mani. But, she has now made it a point, not to miss this opportunity.
Kadal has gone through few changes in the casting. With Gautham Karthik in the lead, Thulasi, Karthika Nair’s sister, has replaced Samantha as the lead lady. It also stars Aravind Swamy, Arjun, Pasupathy, Lakshmi Manch and Thambi Ramaiah.


Vikram-shankar's Next To Go On Floor - Vikram - Shankar - Therdhal - Samantha - Ar Rahman - Tamil Movie News -

Vikram is back after a 60 days shoot in London for AL Vijay’s Thandavam, alongside Amy Jackson, Anushka, Santhanam and Laksmi Rai. He will now start shooting for his next big thing with director Shankar. The film titled Therdhal is expected to be a political drama.

Samantha, who has broken up with Mani Ratnam has given bulk dates to Shankar. The film will go on floor from tomorrow. AR Rahman will be doing the music for the film and PC Sreeram will handle the camera.


Dhanush Goes To Kashi - Dhanush - Kashi - Raanjhnaa - Tamil Movie News -

We all know Dhanush is a man, who wants things to be done perfectly. Recently he has been visiting Kashi (Varanasi) very often, not for spiritual reasons, but for professional purposes. The actor’s maiden Bollywood film Raanjhnaa requires him to speak Hindi in the Banaras accent. For this reason he has been spending time with the locals of Kashi to pick up their style of Hindi.

Anand Rai’s Raanjhnaa stars Dhanush as a Hindi Brahmin boy and Sonam Kapoor as his love interest. Manoj Paramahamsa is cranking the camera and AR Rahman is composing the music for the film.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Endhiran Rocks Again - Endhiran - Rajini - Tamil Movie News -

Endhiran, dubbed and released in Japan, is proving to be a big success in the country. The film was trimmed to fit into a two-hour slot as most Japanese movies are only two-hours long. According to latest trade reports, Endhiran is doing well at the box office and is posing stiff competition to the Japanese movies.

Earlier, Endhiran was showcased in the TIFF - Tokyo International Film Festival, and it was received well by the audience. Apparently, the Irumbile Oru Irudhayam song is topping the charts in the country.


Rahman's Music In Manmadhan 2? - Rahman - Manmadhan 2 - Silambarasan - Tamil Movie News -

The latest scoop doing rounds in Kodambakkam is that Manmadhan 2 will soon go on floors and that AR Rahman will score for the sequel. Although there is no authenticity whatsoever in the speculations, because there is no confirmation from either side, there are strong vibes to this effect from Silambarasan side.

It's learnt that T Rajender will produce Manmadhan 2. It is also widely believed that since ARR played keyboard for a while in TR's music when he was still a budding musician, Rahman will return the favor by agreeing for Manmadhan 2. As they say, only time will tell.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Suriya To Bag Gautham's Ajith Project - Suriya - Gautham Menon - Amitabh Bachchan - Deepika Padukone - Thuppariyum Anand - A R Rahman - Tamil Movie News -

This is definitely the mother of all exciting news. Yes! Notable director Gautham Menon would be teaming up with Suriya for his upcoming project titled Thuppariyum Anand which was supposed to have been done by Ajith a few years back. Gautham looks like he might revive this project now with Suriya in the lead. This project will commence once Gautham Menon completes Yohan with Vijay and Suriya his other commitments.

And to top it all, Deepika Padukone might be the on screen partner for Suriya. And Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan is also likely to play a crucial role in the film. Music most probably would be scored by A R Rahman and the film will be produced by Gautham Menon's Photon Kathas and Madhan's Escape Artists Motion Pictures. It has been said that the film will be that of a spy genre set in a different period. Suriya and Gautham Menon combo has always worked magic at the box office and for fans, this is going to be an exciting project to look forward to. An official announcement is expected soon. More updates follow!


Saturday, June 09, 2012

Thulasi Or Samantha - Mani's Dilemma! - Samantha - Thulasi - Mani Ratnam - Tamil Movie News -

Veteran director Maniratnam's Kadal seems to have undergone another casting change in the recent past. After roping in Thulasi, Radha's younger daughter, for Kadal Mani dropped her to bring Samantha in because he thought the latter would be apt for the role.

Under these circumstances, sources close to the director claim that Thulasi has been brought back to the film and Samantha, given an elbow. Mani met with Thulasi's parents - Radha and her husband - and Thulasi has been reinducted in the film that stars Karthik's son Gautham in the lead.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Samantha Walks Out Of Mani Ratnam's Kadal - Samantha - Mani Ratnam - Kadal - Tamil Movie News -

Director Mani Ratnam is arguably one of the best directors in the country and actors would do anything to be a part of his films. But it takes more than just guts to walk out of a Mani Ratnam's project. Young Samantha has opted out of Kadal after shooting for a major part of the film. Mani Ratnam is now in search of another girl in place of Samantha.
The Baana Kathadi girl has in her kitty, Gautham Menon’s Neethane En Ponvasantham, Shankar’s next untitled project with Vikram, Venkat Prabhu’s Biriyani, and SS Rajamouli’s Naan Ee. This gutsy move of hers to opt out from Kadal, that too being a growing actress is the talk of the town.


Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Dhanush And Ar Rahman Make Magic - Dhanush - Ar Rahman - Tamil Movie News -

Shooting for Dhanush's Mariyaan with Bharath Bala is proceeding briskly as the first schedule has already been completed in Namibia. A fight sequence supervised by Dilip Subarayan was canned. AR Rahman's music is expected to be one of the highlights of the film and the maestro has already completed three songs.
Apparently, AR Rahman has rendered one of the songs himself and those who have heard it insist that it something special. Dhanush has also penned the lyrics for one of the songs and this is the first time he has collaborated with AR Rahman on a song. The team is hoping that the magic of Kolaveri di will be recaptured by this duo.


Kochadaiyaan In Three Foreign Languages - Kochadaiyaan - Rajinikanth - Tamil Movie News -

Kochadaiyaan is in its final stage of completion and the team is now busy with the post-production works including dubbing, computer graphics, mixing and re-recording. These works are being simultaneously carried out in studios in London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. The final leg of the shooting was conducted by Soundarya in Hong Kong recently.

Although the release date has not been confirmed yet, sources say that it's likely that Kochadaiyaan will hit the screens by year end. The movie is being released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Japanese. Also on the cards are plans to release the movie in French and Spanish.

Monday, June 04, 2012

A R Rahman For Ajith's Blockbuster - Ar Rahman - Varalaru - Ajith - Upendra - Tamil Movie News -

It is known and understandable that AR Rahman is one of the costliest and the most sought-after composer in India, and the news is that the Academy Award winner has been roped in to do the music for Godfather, the Kannada remake of Tamil super hit Varalaru that starred Ajith in the lead. But the composer has taken a sum of Rs 1.5 crores for the studio, artists, instruments, recording and re-recording of the film and not a penny for himself.

AR Rahman has composed two original tracks for the film and taken the rest of the tunes from his Tamil hits. He is now doing the BGMs for the film, revealed producer Manju. Upendra is doing the lead role in the film.