September 13, 2017

Karthi's next film slated for Deepavali

Chennai: Dheeran Adghigaram Ondru starring Karthi is complete and ready for release this Deepavali. The movie features Karthi in the role of a police officer. Vinoth of Sathuranga Vettai fame has directed the film. Rakul Preet Singh plays the heroine. According to Vinoth, “The film is based on the real-life story of a newspaper article published in 2005 and Karthi wanted to keep his character as true as possible to

Gautham to direct Arun Vijay's 25th film

Chennai: Gautham Mennon, who is busy with Dhuruva Natchathiram, is expected to join hands with Arun Vijay, with whom he had already worked in Yennai Arindhaal. Gautham gave a new lease of life for Arun with Yennai Arindhaal, in which he played the antagonist. Gautham is all set to direct Arun Vijay’s 25th film and it will be a special project. An action thriller, it is expected to go on

Vijay Sethupathi turns Shilpa

Chennai: Aaranya Kaandam fame Thiagarajan Kumararaja has revealed the title of his second film which is Super Deluxe. Thiagarajan Kumararaja also unveiled the look of Vijay Sethupathi’s transgender role in the film and the actor’s character name in the movie is Shilpa. Super Deluxe also has Samantha, Fahadh Faasil, Gayathri, Myskkin, Nadhiya and Baghavathy in pivotal characters. Yuvan Shankar Raja is composing the music for the film while PS Vinod

Spy thrillers on the rise in Kollywood

Chennai: It is time to say bye to horror thrillers in Tamil cinema. Action-packed spy films, which were common during yesteryear actors MGR and Jaishankar era, are back. Close on the heels of Ajith’s Vivegam which managed a decent run, come films like Vishal’s Thupparivalan, AR Murugadoss’ directorial venture Spyder and Vikram-starrer Dhuruva Natchathiram. What is common among them is that they are all espionage films. Speaking to News Today,

Child sexual abusers conviction low: Kailash

Chennai: ‘Paadhugaapana Kuzhandhai,’ roared Bengali Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in Tamil, and hundreds of students of Stella Maris College roared back in unison, ‘Paadhugaapana Bharatham,’ as they marched along with the icon of Indian children’s rights on the third day of his Bharat Yatra here today. Bharat Yatra, a clarion call to make India safe again for children and protect them against sexual abuse and child labour, started by

Duo kills friend over drunken brawl

Chennai: The city police has arrested two persons in connection with the murder of Chennai Metro Rail Limited manger’s son in Tiruvottriyur last night. Police said, the victim, Avinash Bishan (27), son of Ajay Kumar was reportedly missing from his home at Jothi Nagar in Tiruvottriyur, since 7 September. It is reported that his parents received a ransom call for Rs 50 lakh on 10 September. Subsequently, Ajay lodged a

Teachers cannot strike work: Madras HC

Chennai: The Madras High Court today condemned the ongoing strike by government staff especially teachers across the State. The court said, it would pass orders that would prevent them from seeking judicial remedy in future. It further questioned the State government on action taken by it to end strike and ensures all return to work. A petition was filed by an advocate Suryaprakash seeking the court to order counselings for

Solar power solutions for village

Chennai: If you thought the role of a Panchayat president is just to administer his / her village, you will be wrong. An ex-Panchayat president based out of Chennai has gone one step higher and is, right now, on a technology mission to develop solar solutions for his village. Moreover, he has also implemented various schemes in the past for the uplift of his people. To top it all, even