ENTERTAINMENT

Gutsy Oviya represents her generation

Chennai: “I was in a medical shop recently and the man at the counter, who was billing me, stopped his work and asked, Madam, did you see what happened to Oviya? What is your opinion?” He was not the first person to ask me this question and quite amused that it should come from him, I replied, “Anna, please give me the bill.” All of a sudden, Oviya is the

Kamal Haasan says 'Thalaivan Irukkiran'

Chennai: Amidst a tsunami of speculation about his possible political plunge and also with his ongoing war of words with the politicos of the ruling dispensation, actor Kamal Haasan’s next movie has been provocatively titled Thalaivan Irukkiran. But before you let your imagination run wild, Kamal has said the title was thought up a few years ago. Also, the film will be taken up by him only after he is done

Telugu actors' drug case shakes up Kollywood

Chennai: The running story of Tollywood actors’ / actress’ links to drugs has disturbed the K-Town actors and other industry people intensely. This has severely damaged the image of popular Tollywood stars like Navdeep, Charmme Kaur, Mumaith Khan, Tarun and others. KINGPIN HELD The stars who were ordered to appear before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) have denied the allegations before the Hyderabad High Court. The phone numbers of several

Vikram 'Sketch' to release in November

Chennai: Vikram is busy shooting for Dhruva Natchitharam and Sketch. He will begin work on his Saamy 2 in the later part of this year. The gangster flick Sketch is almost wrapped up and that the makers are eyeing a November release. Sketch directed by Vijay Chander features Tamannah opposite Vikram. S S Thaman scores the music. Produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu, plans are on to do the movie in

Kamal 'Vetri Vizha' film to release 4 Aug

Chennai: The digitally enhanced version of the Kamal Haasan and Prabhu starrer Vettri Vizha will be released 4 August. The teaser for the same was recently out. Deva of Darwin Pictures is re-releasing the movie. He says,”We have revived the film, using extra digital inputs in visual and sound effects.” Vettri Vizha, bankrolled by Sivaji Productions, was directed by Prathap Pothen and music by Ilayaraja. Cinematography was by Ashok Kumar

'Suriya's TSK is set in 1987'

Chennai: “Thaana Sernda Koottam (TSK) is about a group of people affected by various issues come to together to set things right. The movie is set in 1987,” says filmmaker Vignesh Sivan Starring Suriya and Keerthy Suresh, the film also has Senthil, Ramya Krishnan, RJ Balaji and Sathyan in important roles. Veteran cinematographer-actor Suresh Menon  plays villain. Anirudh has composed the music for Thaana Sernda Koottam. Speaking about the movie,

A Tamil movie inspired by Apocalypto

Chennai: Inspired by the Hollywood movie Apocalypto, comes a Tamil flick titled Aaram Vettrumai. Directed by Hari Krishna, the movie speaks about tribes who lived as a community some 900 years ago. Starring Ajay and Gopika in lead roles, the movie has Yogi Babu, Umasri, Suriyakanth among others. Cinematography is by Arivazhagan and music by Ganesh Raghavendra. Speaking about the movie, Hari Krishna, says, “The movie chronicles the lives and

Getting a taste of life in Israel

Chennai: A majority of Israeli films reflects a diverse society, said Consul General to South India, Consulate General of Israel, Yael Hashavit. Speaking at the inauguration of three-day Israeli film festival organised by the Consulate General of the State of Israel and Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation at Max Mueller Bhavan here on Monday, she said, “We have a young film history but it is extremely professional and has been successful

Prabhudeva turns lyricist for Yun Mung Sung

Chennai: Actor-director choreographer Prabhudeva is playing the lead role in a movie titled Yun Mung Sung. Being directed by M S Arjun, the movie has music by Amreesh, son of veteran actress Jayachitra. Interestingly, the movie has a song penned by Prabhudeva himself and it was crooned by Shankar Mahadevan. Impressed after recording the mass number, Shankar Mahadevan personally thanked Prabhudeva and Amreesh. The movie stars Lakshmi Menon as heroine.

Sathyaraj to act in Sangamithra

Chennai: After winning applause for his performance as Kattappa in SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali, Sathyaraj has become the talk of the town. He is currently acting in Vijay starrer Mersal and Venkat Prabhu’s Party, which is being shot in Fiji islands. Now, the big news is that the veteran actor has been considered for a role in Sundar C’s mega budget film, Sangamithra. Produced by Thenandal Films, Sangamithra is touted to

Unethical ad by Taramani team: Censor board

Chennai: Reacting to charges made by producer of Taramani J Sathish Kumar that the censor board has given his movie, an A certificate as there is a scene of a woman drinking, the censor board has denied it. They say they look at the film as a whole and individual scenes are not the parameters. Speaking to News Today, a Censor board official said, “No certification is given based on