April 29, 2017

Baahubali-2 pushes back even Hollywood biggies in US

Baahubali: The Conclusion has managed to open big. As much as 80 per cent of the screens are showing the S S Rajamouli-directed, multi-lingual film in Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. The Hindi version was out in maximum screens across the country. Moreover, the movie, released in Tamil and Telugu in USA, the UK and Australia, is topping the charts pushing big Hollywood movies behind in box office collection.

Nikki Galrani contributes for Nadigar Sangam building

Actress Nikki Galrani has presented cheque for Rs 3 lakh towards the construction of building at Nadigar Sangam complex at T Nagar in Chennai. She handed over the cheque to Nadigar Sangam’s office-bearer Sriman. Much recently, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan laid the foundation stone for Nadigar Sangam building. The event was also attended by Suriya, STR, Vishal, Nasser and many others. According to Nadigar Sangam general secretary Vishal, the building

Sai Pallavi to debut in Tamil with director Vijay's film

Director A L Vijay, who awaits Vanamagan’s release on 19 May, is all set to direct a movie that would feature Malayalam actress Sai Pallavi in the lead. It is a crime-thriller, titled Karu, and the project will be bankrolled by Raju Mahalingam of Lyca Productions. Pre-production work will kickstart after the release of Vanamagan. This will be Sai Pallavi’s official debut in Tamil. Remember, Sai Pallavi is a name

Many events to mark Ramanujar Jayanthi

Chennai: Lifco Charities Trust is presenting Bhagawad Ramanujar Sahasrabdi, a year long celebration- commemorating the 1000th year of Saint Ramanujar. Various events like Rath Yatra Ramanuja Dharisanam and Recitation competition- Bhaja Ramanujam have already been started. The ongoing event is A Spiritual Exhibition – Arpudha Ramanujar. The upcoming event is a Global Unison- Jagadacharyan Bhagavad Ramanujar. Ramanuja Dharisanam- Yatra began on 18 of January at Triplicane Parthasarathy Swami Temple. The

16-year-old boy is an expert in kolam

Chennai: While Kolam is perceived as an art related to women, here is a 16-year-old boy who proves there is no gender bias for art if you have passion towards to it. G Maniswamy, a resident of Thampanoor in Kerala says that he was interested in paintings, drawings and collection of antiques at a very young age. “When I was 14, we settled in Thiruvananathapuram during which I was attracted

CG bids farewell to old workhorse

Chennai: It was an emotional time at Chennai port yesterday as the sun disappeared over the horizon when Coast Guard (eastern region) bid farewell to its ship ICGS Varad. The ship was decommissioned over a traditional naval ceremony in the presence of Commander of Coast Guard EasternRegion Inspector General Rajan Bargotra. Commanding Officer of the Ship Commandant Anwar Khan commanded the ceremonial parade and made the final decommissioning report to

Sundaram Home Finance to raise over Rs 1,700 cr

Chennai: Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance’s net profit for the year ended 31 March 2017 stood at Rs 154 crore, against Rs 153 crore registered the previous year. A press release said, loan disbursements for the year went up 5 per cent to Rs 1,831 crore, against Rs 1,743 crore last year. Net NPA continued to be below 1 per cent at 0.98 per cent as on 31 March. The total loan

Academicans, scholars to attend literary event in Chennai

Chennai: Allahabad based Bhasha Sangam will release a souvenir to mark 50 years of literary journey of Hindi pandit M Govindarajan on Sunday at 10:30 am at Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School auditorium, Burkit Road, T Nagar. Tamil University’s Vice-Chancellor, K Bhaskaran will be the chief guest. Ramakrishna Mission Ashram’s secretary, Padmasthanandaji Maharaj will preside over the event. Justice S Vimala will release the souvenir and deliver special address. Research

Finally Sai Pallavi to act in a Tamil film

Director A L Vijay who awaits Vanamagan’s release on 19 May, is all set to direct a movie that would feature Malayalam actress Sai Pallavi in the lead. It is a crime-thriller titled Karu and the project will be bankrolled by Raju Mahalingam of Lyca Productions. The preproduction work will kickstart post the release of Vanamagan. This will be Sai Pallavi’s offi cial debut in Tamil. Remember Sai Pallavi is

Hansika to romance Prabhudeva in next film

Hansika acted as heroine in Prabhudeva’s directorial Engeyum Kadhal. Now the news is that she will romance Prabhudeva for a film titled Gulebakavali. Newcomer Karnan will be directing the film. Prabhudeva, made a comeback as actor with Devi(L). He is now acting in Yung Mung Sung directed by M S Arjun. He is also set to direct Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja with Karthi, Vishal and Sayyeshaa. Hansika is playing female

Four judges to retire from Madras High Court

Chennai: The farewell party for the four Madras High Court Judges who are set to retire next month was given yesterday. With their retirement, the judges strength of the court will come down to 49 against the sanctioned 75. Those who will retire on different dates during May are Justices S Nagamuthu, S Palanivelu, T Mathivanan and P Devadass. The party was held yesterday as it is the last working