October 2017

2.0 first, then 'Kaala': Rajinikanth

Speculations were rife in media that Rajini starrer 2.0 may not hit screens on 25 January, 2018 as Akshay Kumar had announced that his dream project Padman would come for Republic Day. Rumours spread thick and fast that 2.0 has been pushed for April and that Rajini starrer Kaala may come early. Sources say that the CG team will not be able to deliver the final output in December and

'Kodiveeran' to release 30 November

Actor Sasikumar’s Kodiveeran was supposed to hit screens this Deepavali. However it could not make it to cinema halls on festive day. Reports now say that Kodiveeran will be out on 30 November. The movie brings together Sasikumar and filmmaker Muthiah after 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 in the

Manjima plays lead in 'Queen' Malayalam remake

Manjima Mohan, who shot to fame with Achcham Enbadhu Madamayada, is off to Paris to shoot for the Malayalam remake of the Hindi blockbuster Queen. Interestingly her next in Tamil is Ippadai Vellum opposite Udhayanidhi Stalin, which will hit screens on 9 November. A thrilled Manjima, says, “I am happy at the way Ippadai Vellum has shaped up. All credits to my filmmaker Gaurav. It is a commercial entertainer with

Gautham Karthik 'Indrajith' is action adventure

After a successful outings in Rangoon and Hara Hara Mahadevaki, Gautham Karthik will have Indrajith hitting the screens. Directed by Kalaprabhu and produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu, the movie stars Ashrita Shetty, Sonarika Bhadoria, Ankur Singh, Sudanshu Pandey, Amit and Pratap Pothan. Says Gautham, “It is an action-packed fantasy adventure. Kalaprabhu has come out with an excellent venture. We all thoroughly enjoyed shooting for the film.” Indrajith has been censored

Nazriya back in Mollywood

Actress Nazriya, a name to reckon with in Tamil and Malayalam cinema, chose to take a break after her wedding with actor Fahad Fazil. She is back with untitled project helmed by Banglore Days fame director Anjali Menon. She will be seen sharing screen space with Mollywood star Prithiviraj. It must be noted that the last time Nazriya was seen on screen in Malayalam was in Banglore Days, and was

'Maanagaram' filmmaker to direct Karthi in next

Young Lokesh Kanagaraj made a promising debut with the crime thriller Maanagaram. His maiden directorial venture not just won him rave reviews but managed to put up a decent show at the box office. Sources say that Lokesh Kanakaraj will be joining hands with actor Karthi next. If all things go well, it would go on floors early next year. Karthi is currently busy with Theeran Adhigaram Ondru in which

India to get Japanese cruiser after a decade

Chennai: Come 7 November and we are going to see Japanese cruiser, Intruder, hit our roads for the first time after a decade. Made entirely in India, Suzuki Motorcycles is going to launch their new affordable motorcycle in the country. Cruisers are a segment of motorcycles that offers large and relaxed engines with comfortable ergonomics to cover long distances. They are very popular in United States, where people in various

Hackers clone sim to loot your wallet

In this era, it is not possible to assure 100 percent safety during online bank transactions. People have shifted from P-P transaction to online transactions. This change has boosted the economic and IT industry. But the method used by banks and online vendors to allow such transactions, has worried consumers of cyber attacks. A few weeks ago, an unknown hacker or hackers stolen Rs 1.3 lakh from a bank account. 

36 hours of rains bring Chennai under water

Chennai: Thirty six hours, it took just 36 hours of non-stop rain to submerge the low lying areas of the city and its surrounding districts. The State government and the Greater Chennai Corporation claim that necessary work has been done. But the public in some pockets feel more could have been done. Most low-lying areas of North Chennai, Vyasarpadi, Pulianthope, Kodungaiyur, Perambur, Korattur, Avadi, Ambattur and many localities in Kancheepuram

Chennai Rains: New depression in 24 hours

Chennai: It was not a good start but a terrific one by the northeast monsoon this time. Yesterday’s spell was so fierce that it rendered many streets flooded. Met department said the active nature of the monsoon winds and the cyclonic circulation over Bay of Bengal the reason for the menacing rains. It further said the cyclonic circulation is still persisting while a new depression is also likely to form

Flood scare messages back on social media

Chennai: As the North East monsoon has set it, social media is flooded with all kinds of information you need to get through the day – the favourable routes to take and giving out latest weather reports. Some frequently asked questions are – Which parts of the city are water-logged, which route is traffic congested? How long will the rains last for? These dedicated Facebook pages, news outlets and Twitter