ENTERTAINMENT

'Savarakkaththi' will be a laugh riot: Mysskin

Directors Ram and Mysskin-starrer Savarakkaththi is set to release on 9 February. Speaking about the film, Mysskin says, “Unlike my directorial ventures, Savarakakththi will be a laugh riot.” Directed by Adithya, the movie has Poorna playing the female lead. “This is the first time a script that was written by me is getting a ‘U’ certificate from the Censor,” said Mysskin. He plays the villain to Ram in the movie,

Dhanush, Nagarjuna to act together in bilingual

The latest buzz doing the rounds in Kollywood is that Dhanush, busy shooting for Vada Chennai and Ennai Nokki Paayum Thota, will be teaming up with Nagarjuna for a bilingual, to be made in Tamil and Telugu. Dhanush had a long meeting with Nagarjuna in Hyderabad recently. Sources say that it is too early to reveal what the discussion was exactly about between Dhanush and Nagarjuna recently. Dhanush also has

'Aruvi' director talks of creative freedom

Chennai: I want my film to be relatable to the audience of all sections of society and that’s why Aruvi looks so down to earth, says film-maker Arun Prabu, who is the recent sensation of Tamil cinema industry. He is rightfully the latest admission to the list of successful debutant directors. News Today recently caught up with the budding talent on the sidelines of INSPIRE ’18 International Films Summit at

Karthi's next film is centered on agriculture

Chennai: After Dheeran Adhigaram Ondru, Karthi teams up with director Pandiraj for a movie titled Kadaikutty Singam, bankrolled by Suriya’s 2D Entertainment. On the harvest festival of Pongal, the first look of the film was unveiled. The tagline ‘Payir Seiyya Virumbu’ meaning ‘Have Desire to Farm’ and name ‘Vivasaayi’ (FARMER) on the number plate affirms that the film will emphasise on agriculture. Sayyeshaa, Sathyaraj, Soori, Sriman, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Bhanupriya,

Linguswamy's passion for poetry

Chennai: Lingusamy is not just a filmmaker but an individual who is fond of poems and literature. On Saturday, his ‘Lingu Haiku‘, a collection of his haiku poems, was released. Tamil Film Producers Council president and Nadigar Sangam secretary, Vishal, actress Keerthy Suresh, Professor Gnanasambandham, filmmakers Balaji Sakthivel, Vasantha Balan, poet Brindha Sarathy, choreographer Raju Sundaram, writer S Ramakrishnan among others attended the event. Speaking on the occasion, Lingusamy said,

Review: Sketch - Action all the way

Chennai: Vikram-starrer Sketch is a typical commercial movie with a social message. Director Vijay Chandar who made Vaalu, has come up with a story that is set in north Chennai. Vikram carries the whole movie on his shoulders. His style and swag is the USP. Though the storyline is cliched, Vikram makes it interesting. Sketch (Vikram), a tough man who makes a living as a recovery agent by seizing vehicles

Kamal to tour TN from 26 Jan

Chennai: Actor Kamal Haasan, who announced his political entry last November, is planning to tour Tamilnadu and meet people.  Speaking at an award function in Chennai recently, Kamal Haasan said he would tour the State and meet people to know their problems. He said the schedule of his visit would be made known from 18 January. After Jayalalithaa’s demise, Kamal was vociferous blamed the AIADMK as corrupt. He was condemned

Arulnidhi's 'Iravukku Aayiram Kangal' is a big bet

Chennai: Arulnidhi’s Iravukku Aayiram Kangal is a thriller directed by debutant director Maran. The trailer of the movie was released few days ago. This movie is produced by Dilli Babu for Axess Film Factory. Says Dilli Babu, “We have made this movie with a lot of passion and that has only translated onto the screen. I am very glad that the audience are loving the trailer. The story and the

Review: Paddington 2 - Strictly for children

The red hat toting, blue coat wearing, iconic Penuvian bear, Paddington made immortal by Michael Bond’s British children’s literature classic from the 60s, sees its second iteration on the silver screen almost three years after first movie came out. Paul King who directed the first part, returns as the director for the sequel as well. The second movie takes off after Paddington settles down with the Brown family who had

'Ghajinikanth' teaser is out

Chennai: The teaser of Arya starrer Ghajinikanth was released recently. The actor plays actor Rajinikanth’s die-hard fan in the movie. It is produced by Gnanavel Raja and directed by Prathap Santhosh who made adult content Hara Hara Maha Devaki. Sayyesha Saigal plays Arya’s pair. Arya’s last was Kadamban. A forest thriller, the movie received lukewarm response at the box office. On completing Ghajinikanth, Arya will begin shoot for his ambitious

Review: Gulaebaghavali - All is fair in robbery too

Chennai: The Madras Province was once a rich State by its own right, until the British robbed it of its wealth. However, the foreigners didn’t master the art and had been sloppy. This loophole has led to the making of Gulaebaghavali, that has brought back actor-director-choreographer Prabhudeva into Tamil cinema after Devi(l). Written and directed by S Kalyaan, the movie is a full-length comedy heist flick, where one conman tries