ENTERTAINMENT

'Imsai Arasan' is back

Chennai: Director Chimbudevan’s Pulikesi franchise titled Imsai Arasan 24am Pulikesi went on floors today. While director Shankar produced the first film, this one, which is going on floors, in a studio on the outskirts of Chennai today, is being produced jointly by him with his 2.0 producers. Parvathy Omanakuttan will be playing Vadivelu’s pair in the film. Ghibran has been roped in as the music director while Nirav Shah’s former

Ajith watches 'Vivegam' preview show

Chennai: Ajith and his family members watched action thriller Vivegam at NFDC in Chennai. After the preview show, Vivegam’s director Siva also tweeted that all the prints have been dispatched. ‘Sai sai delivered all the prints in all formats. Thank u thala ajith sir and my team #vivegam respect and love to all’, tweeted Siva. Besides Ajith, the movie features Kajal Agarwal, Vivek Oberoi, Akshara Haasan and karunakaran in key

Sunder C to do 'Kalakalappu 2'

Chennai: Before Sundar C begins his ambitious project Sangamithra, he is planning to do a quickie. Sources close to him say that he has completed script for asequel of hit comedy entertainer Kalakalappu. Sangamithra is a big-bugeted venture and pre-production works are on for it. The project is getting delayed due to confusion in finalising the heroine and construction of sets. One wondere whether Sundar C will retain the same

Lalgudi brother-sister duo honoured

Chennai: Violin duo Lalgudi Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi will be conferred with 8th Indira Sivasailam Endowment Award here on 22 September at The Music Academy, Chennai during the Navaratri season. The awardees will be honoured with medals in ‘The Indira Sivasailam Endowment Concert’. The violinist duo through their immaculate performances, and unique ability to innovate within the Carnatic music framework have enthralled audiences world over. The awadees were selected by

Mahesh Babu plays IB officer in 'Spyder'

Chennai: Spyder, directed by A R Murugadoss, stars mahesh Babu in the lead. Sources say that the movie is slated for release on 27 September for Dussehra. Mahesh Babu will be seen in the role of an intelligence bureau officer in the film with Rakul Preet Singh as his love interest. Tamil actor and director S J Suryah is the antagonist in the movie. Harris Jayaraj is the music composer

Vijay Sethupathi ventures into Tollywood

Chennai: Following the success of Vikram Vedha, Vijay Sethupathi is all set foray into Tollywood with director Surender Reddy’s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, a biopic of Telugu freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy being his debut film in Telugu, he will be sharing screen space with legendary actors Chiranjeevi and Amitabh Bachchan in the flick. The first-look of the film was unveiled in Hyderabad. A source close

Arya to act in Kannada movie

Chennai: Noted Kannada filmmaker Anup Bhandari’s Rajaratha will feature actor Arya in a key role. This is Arya’s maiden venture in sandalwood. The film will be a bilingual and will be shot in Kannada and Telugu. The Telugu version will be titled Rajaratham, and shooting for both languages is currently on. Anup says, “Arya is currently shooting with us in Mysuru.” “When I narrated the story to him, he loved the character,” says Anup. “My

Kuthu song from 'Velaikkaran' on 28 Aug

Chennai: Sivakarthikeyan’s Velaikkaran is almost complete and ready for release 29 September. Directed by Jayam Raja and produced by 24 AM Studios, the movie features Nayanthara opposite Sivakarthikeyan. The movie’s teaser was released a few days ago and received a huge response. The film’s music composer Anirudh Ravichander has tweeted that a single from the movie would be out 28 August and it woulod be a kuthu song. He wrote,

When is Rajini movie 'Kaala' releasing?

Chennai: Rajinikanth starrer Kaala is fats progressing. Produced by Dhanush’s Wiunderbar and directed by Pa Ranjith, the movie is based on the life of a middle-aged don in Mumbai, who hails from Tamilnadu. Speaking about the movie, Ranjith, says that it speaks about various social issues and solutions are offered to problems that affect common man. It will be a commercial entertainer loaded with a strong message’. The film also stars

Destination Turkey for Vikram

Chennai: Vikram is all set to leave for Turkey to shoot some important scenes for his forthcoming action thriller Dhruva Natchathiram. The cast includes Vikram, Aishwarya Rajesh, Rithu Verma, Simran, Radhika, Parthiban, Sathish, Vamsi and Munna. The movie has music by Harris Jeyaraj. Much recently the crew shot the movie in four countries in virgin locations. Directed by Gautham Meneon, the flick is said to be an investigative thriller. Vikram appears in

Another newbie from filmi family

Chennai: Popular filmmaker’s Yaar Kannan is set to launch his daughter Gayathri in tinsel town. Kannan, a former assistant to Mahendran, who made it big with his thriller Yaar, will direct the flick that is to be produced by Kalaipuli S  Thanu. Talking about his daughter Gayathri, Kannan says, “Whenever she attends a wedding or a big event, people come up to her and ask if she is an actress. This kindled her interest