ENTERTAINMENT

'Komban' Mutiah to direct Gautham Karthik

Chennai: Young Gautham Karthik is on a signing spree. After Iruttu Arayil Murattu Kuthu and Oru Nalla Nal Parthu Solren, he has signed to act in a movie to be directed by Komban fame Mutiah. It is titled Devarattam. Produced by Studio Green Gnanavelraja,it is a rural tale set around Madurai. Search is on for cast and crew. Mutiah is known for village based stories. It would be an emotional

Ilayaraja sings for Dhanush

Chennai: Actor Danush seems to have began all works for his Maari 2, being directed by Balaji Mohan, who did the first part too. Sai Pallavi plays the heroine in part two. Interestingly music for the sequel is by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The big news is that Yuvan has recorded a song in the voice of Ilayaraja for the movie. Dhanush expressed his happiness at the song and tweeted the

Mammootty to produce a Tamil movie

Chennai: Popular actor Mammootty, who had been part of many Tamil movies in the past, is producing and playing a lead role in a movie titled Street Lights. An investigative thriller, the film is being made in Tamil and Malayalam simultaneosly. Shamdat Sainudin, who cranked the camera for Viswaroopam 2 and Uthamavillain is making his debut as filmmaker. The movie also stars master Adhish, Pasanga Sreeram, Stunt silva, Black Pandi,

MGR to come alive again in motion capture film

Actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan on Wednesday launched the animation movie Kizhakku Africavil Raju that features MGR, at Sathya Studios, in a grand event. Produced by Ishari Ganesh, the movie is directed by Arunmoorthy and has music by D Imman. On the occasion, those who worked with MGR were honoured by both Kamal and Rajini. However both did not speak on the occasion. Yesteryear actresses who shared screen with MGR

SC clears all decks for 'Padmaavat'

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today cleared the decks for the all-India release of controversial movie Padmaavat on 25 January and stayed notifications and orders issued by Rajasthan and Gujarat prohibiting exhibition of the film in their states. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also restrained any other State from issuing such notifications and orders prohibiting exhibition of the movie. The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar

'Sodakku' singer Anthony Daasan is a sensation

When Kaasu Panam Dhuddu Money Money was out, it not only brought fame for Gaana Bala, but also fetched name for his co-singer, Anthony Daasan. He made his debut as playback singer with the title track of Dindigul Sarathy, Dhindukkallu Dhindukallu. With his recent song Sodakku from Thaana Serntha Koottam, Anthony Daasan has become a sensation in Tamil film music. Says the singer, “I have sung for many young heroes.

Arun Vijay plays dual role in 'Thadam'

Thadam, starring Arun Vijay, is shaping up fast. Directed by Magizh Thirumeni, it is an action thriller as the teaser reveals. Says Arun Vijay, “I play a dual role. It will be interesting and entertaining. It’s too early to reveal my roles.” Sources say Arun Vijay in one of the role plays a police officer. “The film has lots of twists and turns,” adds Arun Vijay. Tanya Hope, Vidya Pradeep,

Vedhika begins shooting for 'Kanchana 3'

Raghava Lawrence is busy with Kanchana 3 (Muni 4). He had cast Vedhika as one of the heroines as she acted in its prequel. She joined the sets of the movie recently. A few scenes of her and Raghava Lawrence were shot in Chennai. A picture of them from the sets has gone viral. The movie also has Oviya as another heroine. Kovai Sarala has been retained. Shooting for the

Vijay Sethupathi's next film to release 2 February

Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren, starring Vijay Sethupathi and Gautham Karthik, is directed by Arumuga Kumar and produced by 7C’s Entertainment Private Limited and Amme Narayana Entertainment. Gayathri and Niharika Konidela play the female leads, while the music is by Justin Prabhakaran, and cinematography by Sree Saravanan. Plans are on to release the movie in a big way on 2 February. Vijay Sethupathi appears in different get-ups. He thanked his

Interesting line-up of heroes in Mani Ratnam's next

In the next few days, Mani Ratnam will begin his mega movie project that would bring together Arvind Swami, Fahadh Faasil, Simbu, Vijay Sethupathi, Jyothika, Aishwarya Rajesh among others. Interestingly, Arvind Swami, Fahadh and Simbu play brothers in the movie. Vijay Sethupathi gets to play a meaty role in the film. A R Rahman is scoring the music for it. Kaatru Veliyidai was Mani Ratnam’s last. It was, unfortunately, a

I love commercial entertainers, says Sketch Vikram

“I always wanted to do a commercial movie. Sketch is a dream come true movie in my career,” says actor Vikram. Speaking at the success meet of Sketch in Chennai, Vikram, said, “Cinematographer Sukumar suggested I work with Vijay Chander, who narrated an entertaining and commercial story. I was impressed and readily agreed to do the film.” Tamannah plays the heroine and music is by S S Thaman. Said Vikram, “Vijay