At a time when piracy is posing a big threat to Tamil cinema and their revenue is restricted to just theatre collections and satellite rights, the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) is coming up with unique ideas to generate more revenue. In a press release, the TFPC has urged the producers of big, medium and small budget films to consult with the council and experience an additional benefit by releasing
After the success of Hara Hara Mahadevaki, director Santhosh P Jayakumar and actor Gautham Karthik are once again working together on an adult horror entertainer, Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuthu. The latest is that the heroines of the film have been finalised. Santhosh says, “The female leads will be played by Vaibhavi Shandilya (who’s starring alongside Santhanam in Server Sundaram and Sakka Podu Podu Raja) and Telugu actress Rashmi Gautham.” The makers
Dhuruvangal Pathinaru-fame director Karthick Naren’s next, Naragasooran, is an action thriller. Co-produced by Gautham Menon, the film has Arvind Swami, Indrajith Sukumaran, Sundeep Kishan, Aathmika and Shriya Saran in lead roles. The shoot began in Ooty recently. Sources say that the film is on track to hit the screens in February 2018. Naragasooran has music by Ron Ethan Yohan, cinematography by Sujith Sarang and editing by Sreejith Sarang.
Yung Mung Sung, starring Prabhudeva in the lead, is complete and ready for release soon. Prabhudeva plays a kung fu master in Yung Mung Sung. Directed by M S Arjun, the movie stars Lakshmi Menon as heroine. A major portion of the movie was shot in Kumbakonam. Produced by Vasan Visual Ventures, Yung Mung Sung also features Chitra Lakshmanan, K Rajan, RJ Balaji among others. Music is by Amresh and camera, by
Simba, starring Bharath, is touted as Tamil cinema’s first stoner film. Touted to be a dark comedy, it is directed by Arvind Sridhar. Music is by Vishal Chandrasekhar. The cast also includes Premgi Amaran, Ramana and Bhanusri Mehra. Cinematography is by Sinu Siddharth. Produced by Cinerama Studios, Simba is set for release soon. Simba is based on a true incident that happened to the director’s friend. Arvind Sridhar had revealed
Actor Krishna, going great guns in Tamil cinema, will see his film Veera release 10 November. Produced by Elred Kumar, the movie features life and politics in north Chennai. Comedian Karunakaran dons a pivotal role in the movie. Iswarya Menon, Thambi Ramaiah, Radharavi, Motta Rajendran, Yogi Babu and Charandeep are also in the cast. The story, screenplay and dialogue are penned by Bhagyam Shangar with Leon James composing the music.
Kaaviyan starring Shaam is a road thriller mostly shot in Las Vegas. Produced by K V Sabarish, it is directed by debutant Parthasarathy. Manam Kothi Paravai Athmiya plays the female lead. Interestingly Hollywood actors Justin and Alex are also in the cast. A Tamil-Telugu bilingual, Kaaviyan also has Sri Devi Kumar and Srinath. Speaking to News Today, Sabarish, says, “It is a cop thriller, which was shot for over 45
“A movie is a powerful medium to convey much-needed message to masses,” says actor-producer Roshan. His forthcoming film Venkatasubramani Mike Testing 123 speaks about politics. It discusses everything from Prime Minister Modi to Rajinikanth. Says Roshan, “I produce the film besides playing the lead. Murugesh Bharathi, a former associate of director Hari is helming it. Harshitha Pamwar, Nan Kadavul Rajendran, Sharath Lohitaswa, Karunaas, Imman Annachi are also on the cast.”
“Audience will see the best in me in Johnny. It is commercial entertainer with characters that you can relate to,” says actor Prashanth. Been in the industry for over two decades, Prashanth had done 48 films that includes many blockbusters. After an average outing in his last Saahasam, he is back with his next Johnny. Directed by newcomer Vettriselvan, the movie has Sanchitha Shetty as heroine. The cast includes Shayaji
Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon will play a cameo in Goli Soda 2. Directed by cinematographer Vijay Milton, the movie stars Samuthirakani, Kishore in lead roles. Bharath Seeni, Vinoth, Subiksha, Krisha, Rakshita, Rohini, Rekha, Saravana Subbiah, Chemban Josh and Stun Shiva are also in the cast. Says Vijay Milton, “When I was writing the script itself, I decided Gautham Menon should do this special appearance because this is a cameo with
“I will support Kamal Haasan, if he enters politics,” said actress and Bigg Boss fame Oviya. Addressing media persons in Coimbatore, Oviya, said, “Having interacted with him on the sets of Bigg Boss, I know Kamal Haasan is a good human being. It would be good if a person like Kamal sir enter politics and do good to the people.” “If he calls me to join him, I would take