December 2017

Review: Ulkuthu- Twists & turns

Director Caarthick Raju of Thirudan Police fame, has come up with a revenge drama in Ulkuthu, which is about the predicaments of fishermen from moneylenders, who charge exorbitant interest rates. Dinesh and Nandita play the lead roles. The cast includes Sriman, Bala Saravanan, Sura Shankar, Sarath, Chaya Singh, John Vijay, Dhilip Subbarayan and chef Damodaran in the cast. The movie has cinematography by Varma, music by Justin Prabhakaran, editing by

Review: Balloon- Eerie thriller

Horror movies always go well with masses. Many have won in the past. Balloon is actor Jai’s first full-length horror film. When a filmmaker is forced to make a horror movie because of some external pressures from producer, he camps at a hill station in search of the story of a haunted house that he comes across in Facebook. With this one line plot, Balloon is packed with a lot

TN Guv, CM greet people

Chennai: Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami extended greetings to the people on the eve of New Year. In his message, the Governor said, “I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to the people of Tamilnadu at the dawn of New Year 2018”. “On this happy occasion let us all resolve to work together in a spirit of harmony and friendship to usher in progress and

Rajini 2.0: Politician now

Chennai: Ending long-drawn suspense, actor Rajinikanth today announced his entry into politics, promising to launch a party and fight the next Assembly elections in all 234 seats. Quoting a sloka from the Bhagwad Gita which stresses the importance of doing one’s duty and leaving the rest to the Lord, the actor said, ‘It is the compulsion of time.’ “I am joining politics for sure,’ the 67-year-old said amid thunderous applause

It was happening year on defence front

Chennai: The year has been a time for a lot of developments on the defence front in Tamilnadu. While 2017 is about to bid goodbye to all of us, it is time for us to recollect the happenings of the year. DECOMMISSIONED INS Rajali at Arakkonam, near Chennai, became a subject matter this year for news when its maritime patrol aircraft TU-142M was decommissioned. New patrol aircraft P8-I was inducted

Rajini fans celebrate his decision to enter politics

Chennai: Euphoria gripped fans of superstar Rajinikanth soon after he announced his political entry here today, with admirers of the actor bursting firecrackers and distributing sweets across Tamilnadu. Immediately after the actor announced his political debut, his fans waved the fan club flags outside the meeting venue, and raised slogans hailing his decision. After announcing his decision, Rajinikanth walked up to the balcony of the marriage hall, and waved to

Rajini enters politics, Big B, Kamal wish him luck

Mumbai: As Rajinikanth today announced his entry into politics, various celebrities including megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Haasan gave their best wishes to the Tamil superstar. The 67-year-old star will launch his own party. “My dear friend, my colleague and a humble considerate human, Rajinikanth, announces his decision to enter politics … My best wishes to him for his success,” Bachchan tweeted. Haasan posted, “I welcome brother Rajini’s social responsibility

Review: Sangu Chakkaram- Fun under the sun

From the 90’s Rajini starrer, Raja Chinna Roja to the recent Kaaka Muttai, movies starring children have traditionally done well in Tamil cinema. Unlike mainstream films that attract people in twos, kids movies usually guarantee audience which buy tickets numbering not less than three. So, they are usually considered as safe bet for film makers. On similar lines comes Sangu Chakkaram, a kids movie with fantasy, horror and comedy elements

13 TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Rameswaram: Thirteen fishermen from this island were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy today for allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu close to the island nation’s coast, Fisheries department officials here said. The fishermen have been taken to Kangesanthurai port along with their two boats, Assistant Director of Fisheries A Manikandan said. Meanwhile, 69 Tamilnadu fishermen who have been released by Sri Lankan courts would arrive here later today, Fisheries department officials said.

'Muslim women found way to free themselves from talaq'

New Delhi: In his first remarks on the issue of instant triple talaq after a bill banning it was cleared by Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said after “years of suffering”, Muslim women have finally found a way out to “free” themselves from the practice. He also said in 2018, people should work towards all- round development of the nation even as his government pushes for reforms measures