ENTERTAINMENT

Sun Pictures to produce Vijay's next film

Vijay 62 will be bankrolled by Sun Pictures and the project will go on floors from October, say reports. It would be directed by A R Murugadoss. They both teamed up to render big hits in Thuppaki and Kaththi before. While Vijay is shooting for Mersal under Atlee’s direction, Murugadoss is busy with the final stages of Spyder starring Mahesh Babu. Mersal is expected to release in October. Produced by

Karthi thrilled about 'Dheeran Adhigaram Ondru'

Following the success of Kashmora, Karthi is busy shooting for his next Dheeran Adhigaram Ondru being directed by Sathuranga Vettai-fame H Vinoth. It is touted to be an action thriller.  Being produced by S R Prabhu and Prakash Babu under Dream Warrior Pictures banner, the movie has Rakul Preet Singh playing the female lead. Music is by Ghibran. Karthi plays the role of a cop. Sources say that the first look

Laurels heaped on Shriya Reddy

Shriya Reddy starrer Anadavaa Kaanom, produced by J Sathish Kumar and Leo Vision Rajkumar and directed by Velmathy, saw its audio released in Chennai on Monday. Interesting JSK Film Corporation successfully completed 10 years and to commemorate the occasion, Sathish Kumar organised gala celebrations in which filmmakers who did movies for his production house over the years were honoured. They include director Ram, Yureka, Balakrishnan, Balaji Tharanitharan, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan and actor-producer R

100 ft high Rajini's '2.0' balloon rocks Hollywood

We all know that Rajinikanth-starrer 2.0 is being made at a huge budget of Rs 400 crore. Now the news is that the makers have come up with a bigger marketing strategy to promote the movie. As a part it, a 100 feet high hot air balloon with the images of Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar has been flown in Hollywood. It is to be flown in countries such as the US,

Madhavan's pat for Pushkar-Gayathri

Filmmakers Pushkar-Gayathri have given finishing touches to Vikram Vedha and the post-production works are on at full swing. The trailer that was out recently has managed to make a mark among the audience. The movie stars Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi in lead roles. Madhavan plays a police officer while Vijay Sethupathi is a criminal. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Shraddha Srinath don female lead roles. Music is by Sam CS. Vikram Vedha

MGR- Jaya's Adimai Penn is back

Joining the list of yesteryear classics being re-released in digital format is MGR-Jayalalithaa starrer Adimai Penn. The film which released 48 years ago, was produced by Emgeeyar (MGR) Pictures. According to Rishi’s Movies, which releases the digital version of Adimai Penn, ‘The film was one of biggest hits of legendary MGR and was much talked about for its making. Directed by K Shankar, MGR played both father and son in

Alec Baldwin returns as Trump in SNL

Los Angeles: Alec Baldwin had said he would not keep portraying Donald Trump for “much longer”, but the actor has now declared he will be back in the wig and suit for season 43 of Saturday Night Live. “Yeah, we’re going to fit that in. I think people have enjoyed it,” Baldwin told CNN when asked about his comeback as Trump. According to CNN, Baldwin’s other commitments will mean a

G V Prakash sings for Vijay under Rahman's baton

Music composer and actor G V Prakash has recorded a song for his uncle A R Rahman. He has crooned a mass, peppy number for Mersal, which happens to be Vijay’s 61st venture. Before Mersal, the last song sun by G V Prakash for A R Rahman was Azhagana Ratchasiye in Mudhalvan. Directed by Atlee, Mersal is produced by Sri Thenandal Films and has three heroines – Samantha, Kajal Agarwal and

Don't stereotype me: Shraddha Srinath

I want to do films in genres. I hate to be stereotyped on screen, says actress Young Shraddha Srinath. Having made a name for herself being part of Kannada blockbuster U-turn, Shraddha plays the female lead in Ivan Thanthiran, directed by Kannan. Gautham Karthik plays the lead in the movie. Speaking to News Today, Shraddha, says, “I plays a English speaking bold city girl in U Turn. Ivan Thanthiran features

Director Balakrishnan plans bio-pic on MGR

Balakrishnan, who made a bio-pic on former chief minister K Kamaraj, is planning a similar one on iconic politician and actor M G Ramachandran. According to Balakrishnan, “I am chronicling his film and political career, the challenges he faced, his testing times, how he took everything in his stride, strategically eliminated his enemies and his successes, after doing thorough research. I have written the screenplay in an interesting manner without

Magalir Mattum gets 'U' certification

Jyothika starrer Magalir Mattum has been censored with ‘U’ certificate from the regional censor board. Plans are now on to release the movie this July. Directed by Bramma of Kuttram Kadithal fame, the movie has also has Saranya Ponvannan, Urvashi, Bhanu Priya, Livingston and Nassar in key roles. Produced by Suriya’s 2D Entertainment, Ghibran has scored the music for it. Jyothika playing a very powerful role of a documentary film-maker,