August 19, 2017

God’s new workshop

You can take my word as it arises from prevailing experience: sloth is not sinful. Well, it might have been by choice or forced by some physical misfortune, but idling is by no means a vice. On the contrary, if you get around to managing your guilt that resides in you and the sly sighs of those around you, it can be argued quite convincingly that doing nothing can actually

Movie on Marina uprising to hit screens soon

“It will be a film with thousands of heroes sans heroism,” says filmmaker Santhosh, who has made a movie titled Jallikattu, 5 – 23rd Jan 2017. It is based on on the 2017 uprising by youngsters at Marina beach in Chennai. Speaking to News Today, Santhosh says, “In history, this is the single largest peaceful, non-political, leaderless movement by youngsters. It needs to be chronicled as a movie.” Excerpts from

G V Prakash completes dubbing for 'Naachiyaar'

National-award winning filmmaker Bala has almost completed the shoot for his movie Naachiyaar. Jyothika and music composer G V Prakash play key roles in the movie. Naachiyaar is an intense script, quite typical of Bala’s earlier ventures. Sources say the film has shaped up well. Produced by Bala’s B Studios and Eon Studios,  the movie has cinematography by Theni Eeshwar of Taramani-fame, and  Sathish Surya of Irudhi Suttru-fame is in

TNPL is highly competitive, says N Srinivasan

Chennai: “As an enthusiast, I am delighted at the return of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to Indian Premier League (IPL),” said former ICC chairman and executive committee member of Tamilnadu Cricket Association (TNCA), N Srinivasan. CSK and Rajasthan Royals (RR) return to IPL fold from next year. They were banned for two seasons each after some of their team owners were charged with corruption by the Supreme Court. Srinivasan further

Sai Kishore spins Chepauk to finals

Chennai: Left-Arm spinners R Sai Kishore and R Alexander spun a web around Lyca Kovai Kings batsmen as Chepauk Super Gillies posted a 27-run win on VJD method in Qualifier 2 to reach the Tamil Nadu Premier League final. They will meet Tuti Patriots at Chepauk tomorrow. After restricting Kovai to 136/9 at the India Cements ground in Tirunelveli on Friday, Gillies were 90/1 after 11 overs when rain stopped

TiE Chennai enters new partnership

Chennai: TiE Chennai will be entering into a strategic partnership with Chennai Angels and Keiretsu Forum, said president, V Shankar. He took over as the new president recently from Naru R Narayanan. Speaking to media persons in city yesterday he said, “TiE Chennai is a chapter that is into encouragement, education and promotion of entrepreneurs from Chennai and other parts of Tamilnadu.” “The new partnership will give us a structured

Suriya to shoot song in Croatia for 'Thaana Serndha...'

Suriya and Keerthy Suresh will shake their legs for a song in Croatia for Thaana Serndha Kootam. Directed by Vignesh Sivan, it has music by Anirudh Ravichander. Sources say that with shoot for the song in Croatia, the crew would begin post-production works. Plans are on for release of the movie this November. Produced  by K E Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green, Thaana Serndha Kootam also stars Ramya Krishnan, Saranya

To Ladakh to spread awareness on organ donation

Chennai: “Why would you waste your organ when it can save someone?” asks Lourd Vijay, now on a mission to spread awareness on the importance of organ donation and awareness on kidney disease. There is no one better than him to talk about it. For, Lourd Vijay, a renowned dancer, was diagnosed with kidney failure in November 2013. He was on dialysis for two-and-a-half years and got a kidney transplant

Poorna has shaved her head for 'Kodiveeran'

The shooting for Sasikumar’s Kodiveeran is all wrapped up. The movie brings together Sasikumar and film-maker Muthiah after a good outing in Kutty Puli. Bankrolled by Sasikumar’s Company Productions, the movie stars Poorna, Sanusha and Mahima as heroines. Muthiah had worked with several actors including Karthi and Vishal. Quite typical to his earlier movies, Kodiveeran is an action-packed entertainer set in rural Tamilnadu. Speaking about the movie, Poorna, says, ‘I

Suspense continues on ‘Nenjam Marappathillai' release

Film-maker Selvaraghavan’s Nenjam Marappathillai has been lying in the cans for almost a year. The movie was supposed to release in June last year but was postponed due to various reasons. Selvaraghavan tweeted, ‘The producer owns the film & @Madan2791 sir knows best. Thank you for your patience & faith.’ He  added, ‘And I can’t explain in words what kind of back ground score @thisisysr has done for #NenjamMarappathillai. In one

Central station amenities inaugurated

Chennai: Railways is making every effort to provide better amenities to passengers across all divisions and Chennai division is not an exception to it. As a part of its attempt to provide better facilities at stations in Chennai division many facilities were inaugurated by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu via video conferencing from Rail Bhavan in New Delhi today. Southern Railway Additional General Manager P K Mishra welcomed the