June 2017

Telugu actor comes to Tamil in murder mystery

Yaarivan, a crime-thriller, is set around kabaddi and noted Telugu actor and businessman Sachiin makes his debut in Tamil with the movie. Directed by T Satya, it features Sachiin in the role of a professional kabaddi player and he is accused of murdering his girlfriend in the film. Music is composed by S S Thaman and the lyrics are by late Na Muthukumar. Esha Gupta plays the female lead. Actors

K R Vijaya returns to silver screen in a rom-com

Veteran actress K R Vijaya is back after a brief interval. The yesteryear heroine plays a major role in 143, a rom-com that is being directed by Rishi. Besides helming the movie, Rishi also plays the lead role. A newcomer Priyanka Sharma is the heroine. Veteran actor Vijayakumar is also in the cast. Produced by Sathish Chandra Palot, the movie has music by Vijay Baskar. Speaking about the movie, Rishi

Daniel Balaji plays major role in his next film '88'

Actor Daniel Balaji, who was last seen in Vijay’s Bairavaa, is playing a major role in 88, directed by M Madhan. Touted to be a thriller, it stars Madhan and Upashana Rai in lead roles. Speaking about the movie, the director says, “Today technology has overtaken us. The world is shrunk thanks to mobile phones. But safety of women is at stake. The movie aims at creating awareness on women

Varalaxmi's twist to Romeo and Juliet

Actress Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar will be joining hands with dancer Salsa Mani to render a musical and dance show titled Romeo and Juliet at the Music Academy on 8 and 9 July (7 pm). Speaking about the event, the Poda Podi actress said, “Art and theatre is a dying community. We are trying to revive it with Shakespeare’s play but with an Indian flavour. There will be 10 hit songs

Rs 2 crore set erected for 'Gulebagavali' song

When it comes to spending money for shooting songs on a big scale, there is no compromise by Tamil film producers. For Prabhu Deva and Hansika starrer Gulebagavali, a huge set has been erected at a cost of Rs 2 crore for canning a song sequence. Produced by K J R Rajesh and directed by Kalyaan S, the movie has music by Vivek-Merwin. Says the filmmaker, “Thanks to art director Kathir,

Top cop pitches for affordable safety dress

Chennai: Addressing occupational hazards early can prevent workplace accidents, said Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Prem Anand Sinha. Speaking at the launch of fourth edition of ‘Occupational Safety and Health Expo (OSH)’ and the third edition of ‘Security and Fire Expo (SAFE)’ organised by UBM India at Chennai Trade Centre here on Thursday, he said, “The khaki uniforms that police wear has very low visibility. So, a few years back

Review: Yaanum Theeyavan- Crime time

Move aside eerie thrillers, it seems to be the time for action-packed entertainers. Joining the list if Yaanum Theeyavan, a crime thriller directed by debutant Prashanth G Sekar, a former associate of Hari. The film stars newcomers Ashwin Jerome and Varsha Bollamma in lead roles. Raju Sundaram plays the negative lead for the first time in his career. The supporting cast includes Ponvannan, VTV Ganesh, Santhana Bharathi, Madhumitha, Arunraja Kamaraj among

Rs 10 lakh worth silver seized at Central

Chennai: Twenty five kg of silver was seized at Chennai Central station today. S Damodar Gupta, from whom the metal was seized, was found carrying it without proper documents. The West Mambalam resident arrived from Mysuru and was caught when his belongings were scanned at the station. He did not have any bills or documents for the legal transportation of the silver. The seized silver is said to be worth

Review: Ivan Thanthiran- Students and Struggle

The travails of engineering students and their uncertain career options form the crux of Ivan Thanthiran. Filmmaker Kannan of Jayamkondan fame has based it on the life of an angry young man on a revenge mode, who takes on the system. Gautham Karthik, fresh from the success of Rangoon, plays the lead. There is Shraddha Srinath as heroine and RJ Balaji playing a comical role. Popular stunt choreographer Super Subbarayan dons the

Karnan sent to Presidency jail hospital

Kolkata: Arrested former Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan has been released from the state-run SSKM hospital and sent back to Presidency jail hospital after his health condition improved. “His health condition improved and we have decided to release him from the hospital. However, he requires medical supervision,’ a senior official of the SSKM hospital said. Karnan was released from the SSKM hospital yesterday night. He was admitted there since

Vijayabaskar denies, Stalin questions

Chennai: A day after Health Minister C Vijayabaskar denied his receiving bribe from gutkha dealers, DMK working president M K Stalin today questioned why he has not approached the court if he is innocent. Addressing reporters during a visit to his constituency Kolathur today, Stalin said that Vijayabaskar could have filed a defamation case. “He should deal the issue legally and prove that he is not guilty. “Interestingly neither for