October 28, 2017

Double trouble!

Reporting on the recent controversy over Mersal movie, one news site mixed up Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi. This was equivalent to mistaking Amit Shah for Bernard Shaw. To be fair, it was a North Indian news site (omnibus editorial policy: “How the hell do you expect us to know anything about South India or Srl Lanka or whatever they call their place?”). So we should at least be happy that they made Vijay Vijay Sethupathi and

Don't be rude on social media: Rajinikanth

“Panam pughazh oru alavukku dhaan sugam tharum. Adhu illadha appo kashtama irukkum’. (Money and fame may give you joy. But when you lose it, it brings sorrow). This is not a dialogue from any Rajinikanth film. But the words of the actor at the 2.0 audio launch in Dubai last night. He not just adviced youngsters to be informed of our tradition and culture,but also urged them not to be

Keerthy Suresh completes shoot for 'Savitri' biopic

Actress Keerthy Suresh, who is currently busy with Saamy Square and Sandakozhi 2, has completed the shoot for her upcoming film Nadigaiyar Thilagam, in which she plays yesteryear actress Savitri. Source close to the actress say, She has only few songs left to be completed for the film. She is also shuttling between the shoots of Saamy Square and Sandakozhi 2 apart from Thaana Serndha Kootam. Keerthy is keen on

Rajeev Menon to begin his next December

Acclaimed cinematographer Rajeev Menon won appreciation for his directorial skills with films like Minsara Kanavu and Kandukondein Kandukondein. After 18 years, he will be helming a project titled Sarvam Thaala Mayam. The film features GV Prakash in the lead role. Says Rajeev, “Yes I am excited for Sarvam Thaala Mayam. We are all set to go on floors from December and I am looking forward to showing the film to

Pushkar-Gayathri to direct Ajith?

There were reports in a section of media that Ajith’s next would be directed by Pushkar and Gayathri, who made Vikram Vedha which had Vijay Sethupathi and Madhavan. Speaking to News Today, Pushkar said, “We are still in the process of finalising our script and after it gets ready, we would start pitching it to the actors. Though, our script would suit any lead star, the protagonist would be chosen

Aravind Swamy dons khaki in next

Aravind Swamy-starrer Vanangamudi, directed by Selva, is fast progressing. It will trace the life of a no-nonsense police officer. The movie also stars Ritika Singh, Nandita, and Chandini Tamilarasan. Simran and Ganesh Venkatraman play supporting roles. The crew recently completed a schedule in Tuticorin, where a song was shot at the harbour there. The song was choreographed by Sridhar and featured several junior artistes. The second schedule of the film