November 4, 2017

Chennaiite bags gold medal in bodybuilding contest

Chennai: Happiness knows no bounds for V Jayaprakash who works as a technician (Grade I) at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) at Villivakkam in the city. For, he has bagged the gold medal at the recent 9th World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship held in Mongolia, in the 75 kg weight category. For his exploits, he will also be getting a cash award of Rs 10 lakh from the Railway

Review: Aval - Total Horror

Who said horror movies in Tamil end up only as comedy capers? Actor Siddharth in the company of filmmaker Milind Rau has managed to give an Indian horror thriller with Hollywood standards that really scares audience. Starring Siddharth, Andrea Jermiah, Atul Kulkarni and Anisha Angelina, with enough spine-chilling moments, Aval stands apart from films on eerie thrillers attempted before in Kollywood. Scripted by Siddharth and Milind Rau based on a

'Dhuruva Natchathiram' to release in April

Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Dhuruva Natchathiram is progressing fast. Starring Vikram in the lead, the spy thriller is reportedly going to be a part of a trilogy series, whose first installment is slated to release in April 2018. Ritu Varma and Aishwarya Rajesh pair opposite Vikram in the film. Gautham has revealed that there are three dimensions to Vikram in the flick. The Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaayaa filmmaker took to his social

Vijay Antony's 'Annadurai' gets UA certificate

Vijay Antony starrer Annadurai, directed by G Srinivasan, has been censored and given ‘UA’. Plans are on to release the movie on 30 November. Vijay Antony Tweeted, “#ANNADURAI (Tamil) certified U/A with no cuts, releasing worldwide November 30’. Vijay Antony is playing a dual role in the movie – a teacher and a drunkard. The highlight of the movie is that besides bankrolling the project and playing the hero, Vijay

I want to do more in Kollywood: Rakul Preet

Though she started her acting career in Tamil cinema with Thadayara Thaaka, Rakul Preet made it big in Tollywood. Today she is busy acting in half-a-dozen movies in Telugu opposite big stars. The young actress awaits the release of Tamil movie Theeran Adhigaram Ondru opposite Karthi. Says Rakul Preet, “I started in Tamil with two movies. They did not do well, but my debut in Telugu was a big hit

'Billa Pandi' joins Pongal race

Producer-actor RK Suresh shot to fame playing baddie in several movies. Now he dons the lead in a movie titled Billa Pandi, which is directed by Saravashakthi. Produced by K C Prabadh, it written by M S Murthy. RK Suresh plays an Ajith fan in Billa Pandi. The film’s cast includes Chandini, Marimuthu, Thambi Ramiah, Meyadha Maan fame Indhujaare also in the cast. RK Suresh says the motive isn’t just

Prakash Raj, Aravind Swamy back Kamal

Actor Kamal Haasan’s statements on Hindu terror may have won him the wrath of the BJP. But he found a support in actors Praksharaj and Arvind Swamy. Endorsing Kamal’s allegations, Prakashraj tweeted, ‘If instilling fear in the name of religion… culture… morality is not terrorizing… then what is it. Just asking’. A popular name in the Kannada, Telugu and Tamil cinema, he posted another tweet in which he wrote, ‘If

RComm to cut calls from 1 December

Chennai/New Delhi: Telecom operator Reliance Communications (RCom) will shut down voice call service from 1 December and its customers can move to other networks by the end of the year, as per direction issued by telecom regulator TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India). In a direction to all telecom operators, TRAI said that RCom on 31 October 2017 intimated it that ‘RCL (Reliance Communications Limited) shall provide only 4G data

OPPO bets on artificial intelligence feature

Chennai: Oppo launched its new model F5 in Mumbai recently. Siddharth Malhotra launched the the phone at an event in the city. The phone’s special feature is that one has to look at the phone and smile to unlock it. Priced at Rs 19,990 the F5 (Gold and Black Edition) will go on sale from 9 November and will be available both online and offline. Two other models were also

Asian Boxing Championship: Sonia, Neeraj punch forward

Vietnam: World Championship silver-medallist Sonia Lather and debutant Neeraj advanced to the quarterfinals, keeping Indian hopes alive at the Asian Boxing Championships in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Friday. However, Pooja Rani (81kg) made a first-round exit. Lather (57kg), who is a former silver-medallist at this event, and Neeraj (51kg) won their respective opening-round bouts to make the last-eight stage. First up for India was Neeraj, the Nation’s Cup