M Bharat Kumar

Half-a-dozen movies hitting screen for Deepavali

Chennai: Vijay starrer Mersal was the first to confirm that it is releasing this Deepavali. Interestigly half-a-dozen movies have joined the race now. Karthi’s action thriller film Dheeran Adhigaram Ondru, Prabhu Deva starrer Gulebakavali, Suseenthiran’s Nenjil Thunivirunthal starring Sundeep Kishan and Vikranth, Arjun’s Sollividava featuring his daughter Aishwarya and Gautham Karthik’s adult comedy Hara Hara Mahadevaki are also slated to release for this festive occasion. Sources say that it being

'Neruppuda' lyricist turns film maker

Chennai: Arunraja Kamaraja, a popular lyric writer and actor, turns filmmaker. His maiden directorial is centered around women’s cricket and would feature newcomers and real-life cricketers. IT IS MY PASSION Speaking to News Today, Arunraja Kamaraja, says, “I always wanted to direct movies. It was my dream. However fate made me an actor and a lyric writer. Time has come for me to do what I wanted to. My directorial

'Vivegam' online review leads to controversy

Chennai: When Tamil Talkies, an online portal came out with its video review of Ajith Kumar’s Vivegam, it immediately saw backlash from not just the fans of the actor but from those in the film industry. The critic identified as Elamaran alias Maran, who is popularly known as Blue Sattai was trolled for his review. Ajith fans not just hurled abuses but threatened him with dire consequences until he seeks an apology. Much to

Too many releases, very few screens

Chennai: This September will see a crowded release in Kollywood. After Ajith starrer Vivegam that hit the screens in the last week of August, nearly a dozen movies are waiting to see the light of the day. With festival holidays fast approaching, filmmakers are eyeing for weekends in September. C V Kumar’s directorial Mayavan, Vijay Sethupathi starrer Puriyatha Puthir, Karuppan, Kathanayagan starring Vishnu Vishal, Aravind Swami’s Sathuranga Vetti 2, Sivakarthikeyan

Review: Vivegam - Style meets substance

Ajith has opted to go James Bondisque with director Siva setting him the right platform in Vivegam. An action-packed thriller with emotions catering to family audience, the two combine to give a movie that is packed with elements which an Ajith fan would love to watch. In a nutshell, the movie is about a group of counter-terrorism agents who bay for the blood of an individual, who once headed their

Nan Thirumba Varuven is about Lankan war

Joining the long list of Telugu actors aspiring to try their luck in Tamil cinema is Manchu Manoj. Son of veteran film personality Mohan Babu, Manoj plays the lead in Okkadu Migiladu, which is simultaneously made in Tamil as Nan Thirumba Varuven. The film is inspired by the bloody Sri Lankan civil war. The teaser packs some powerful battle visuals and intense sequences portraying human rights violations and crimes against