ENTERTAINMENT

Jerry Lewis, role model of Nagesh, passes away

Jerry Lewis, a rubber-faced performer who jumped and hollered to fame in a stage, radio, TV and film partnership with Dean Martin, settled to become a self-conscious auteur in movies he wrote, produced and directed, and found new fame as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, died Sunday at home in Las Vegas surrounded by family. He was 91. Lewis, who had battled the lung disease

'Theru Naaigal' to be out in September

Debutant director Hari Uthraa’s Theru Naaigal talks about corporate interventions and issues that farmers face due to it. The film will have newbies Pratheek and Akshatha playing the lead. Apart from the two actors, the flick will also feature Mime Gopi, Imman Annachi and Theri Dheena. Plans are on to release the movie next month. “It’s hard for a newcomer to find a producer. My film also has controversial issues

Madhavan to romance Aishwarya Rai

Madhavan and Aishwarya Rai are coming together for a Hindi movie Fanney Khan. Anil Kapoor plays an important character in the movie. Interestingly Madhavan will be romancing Aishwarya Rai in the film. They come together as a couple for the first time, although the two have worked together earlier in Mani Ratnam’s 2007 film Guru. To be helmed by debutant director Atul Manjrekar, Fanney Khan, is said to be the

Nan Thirumba Varuven is about Lankan war

Joining the long list of Telugu actors aspiring to try their luck in Tamil cinema is Manchu Manoj. Son of veteran film personality Mohan Babu, Manoj plays the lead in Okkadu Migiladu, which is simultaneously made in Tamil as Nan Thirumba Varuven. The film is inspired by the bloody Sri Lankan civil war. The teaser packs some powerful battle visuals and intense sequences portraying human rights violations and crimes against

Vijay says, Mersal would be mirattal

  “Ignore all negativity. The two things that decide a person’s fate are his determination when he has nothing, and his attitude when he has everything,” adviced Vijay to his fans. Speaking at the audio launch of Mersal in Chennai, Vijay said, “Two things that decide a person’s fate are his determination when he has nothing and his attitude when he has everything.” Speaking about the film, he said that

Acting is my passion: Vivek Oberoi

“I was flooded with several offers from south Indian languages for the past 13 years. However, I was waiting for a right script. Eventually happened Vivegam,” says Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi. The actor is eagerly waiting for the release of Ajith starrer in which he plays a prominent character. Slated for release on 24 August, it is directed by Siruthai Siva. “I don’t do movies for money. I do it

Movie on Marina uprising to hit screens soon

“It will be a film with thousands of heroes sans heroism,” says filmmaker Santhosh, who has made a movie titled Jallikattu, 5 – 23rd Jan 2017. It is based on on the 2017 uprising by youngsters at Marina beach in Chennai. Speaking to News Today, Santhosh says, “In history, this is the single largest peaceful, non-political, leaderless movement by youngsters. It needs to be chronicled as a movie.” Excerpts from

G V Prakash completes dubbing for 'Naachiyaar'

National-award winning filmmaker Bala has almost completed the shoot for his movie Naachiyaar. Jyothika and music composer G V Prakash play key roles in the movie. Naachiyaar is an intense script, quite typical of Bala’s earlier ventures. Sources say the film has shaped up well. Produced by Bala’s B Studios and Eon Studios,  the movie has cinematography by Theni Eeshwar of Taramani-fame, and  Sathish Surya of Irudhi Suttru-fame is in

Suriya to shoot song in Croatia for 'Thaana Serndha...'

Suriya and Keerthy Suresh will shake their legs for a song in Croatia for Thaana Serndha Kootam. Directed by Vignesh Sivan, it has music by Anirudh Ravichander. Sources say that with shoot for the song in Croatia, the crew would begin post-production works. Plans are on for release of the movie this November. Produced  by K E Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green, Thaana Serndha Kootam also stars Ramya Krishnan, Saranya

Poorna has shaved her head for 'Kodiveeran'

The shooting for Sasikumar’s Kodiveeran is all wrapped up. The movie brings together Sasikumar and film-maker Muthiah after a good outing in Kutty Puli. Bankrolled by Sasikumar’s Company Productions, the movie stars Poorna, Sanusha and Mahima as heroines. Muthiah had worked with several actors including Karthi and Vishal. Quite typical to his earlier movies, Kodiveeran is an action-packed entertainer set in rural Tamilnadu. Speaking about the movie, Poorna, says, ‘I

Suspense continues on ‘Nenjam Marappathillai' release

Film-maker Selvaraghavan’s Nenjam Marappathillai has been lying in the cans for almost a year. The movie was supposed to release in June last year but was postponed due to various reasons. Selvaraghavan tweeted, ‘The producer owns the film & @Madan2791 sir knows best. Thank you for your patience & faith.’ He  added, ‘And I can’t explain in words what kind of back ground score @thisisysr has done for #NenjamMarappathillai. In one