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Legendary singer P Susheela talks about music

Chennai: The greatest joy of interviewing legendary singer P Susheela is that there is a possibility of hearing her sing at least snatches of her songs. And she did – to one’s joy and excitement. The veteran playback singer turned 82 on Monday. On the occasion, News Today caught up with her for a candid interview. She has sung over 50,000 songs in 14 languages in a career spanning over

Kollywood glorifies stalking, violence against women

Chennai: Almost a year after the murder of 24-year-old IT engineer Swathi at the busy Nungambakkam railway station by a male stalker, comes the shocking death of another young IT girl. She was burnt alive by her 25-year-old spurned lover at Adambakkam in Chennai yesterday. Analysts say that the portrayal of women chased and harassed by spurned lovers in films has resulted in violent deaths. A few even urged the

Nandi awards: Rajini Kamal congratulate each other

Chennai: Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesdayannounced NTR National Award to Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth for 2014 and 2016 respectively. Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Rajkumar, Dilip Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan have previously received this prestigious award. Congratulating his friend Rajinikanth and thanking Andhra Government, Kamal Haasan tweeted, “Congratulations, Superstar Rajinikanth for the NTR National award in 2016. Thank you Andhra for honoring me also, yet again. I am indebted to

'AAA' director to do a 3D movie

Filmmaker Aadhik Ravichandran, after a huge debacle in Anbanavan Asaradhaavan Adangadhavan (AAA), is directing GV Prakash for a movie to be produced by Vision I Media. Remember Aadhik and GV Prakash had worked together in Trisha Illaina Nayanthara. The big news is that the movie would be made in real 3D, like Rajinikanth starrer 2.0. Sonia Agarwal is expected to play a key role in the movie. GV Prakash has

Vijay, Atlee celebrate 'Mersal' success in Dubai

Actor Vijay and filmmaker Atlee have taken break from their busy schedules to celebrate the success of their recent release Mersal in Dubai. The two were spoted hanging out together in Dubai. Mersal, directed by Atlee and starring Vijay was a blockbuster. Released for Deepavali, the movie managed to collect over Rs 200 crore. Remember the controversial dialogue on GST in the film incurred the wrath of Tamilnadu BJP leaders.

Superstar Rajini watches 'Aramm', praises cast, crew

Actor Rajinikanth watched Nayanthara-starrer Aramm at a special screening in Chennai on Monday. Mightily impressed with the content, he heaped praise on the cast and crew besides filmmaker Gopi Nainar. KJR Studios, the producers of the movie, tweeted, ‘The one & only @superstarrajini watched #Aramm and congratulated our team. We’re on cloud nine! Your words push us to strive harder sir.’ Aramm speaks about social issues. The razor sharp dialogues

Download 'Annadurai' songs for free

Vijay Antony’s forthcoming release Annadurai would be out on 30 November. The makers are plannig to release the music album on 15 November. Interestingly Vijay Antony, who has composed the music for the movie, says, “We will be giving free download of the songs from our official website (vijayantony.com). Also the team will be unveiling the first ten minutes of the film at the grand audio launch.” Produced by Vijay

Gautham Menon finally goes to Mollywood

Director Gautham Vasudev Menon is finally foraying into Malayalam with a cameo in the film Naam. He was supposed to act in Nivin Pauly’s Jacobinte Swargarajyam, but later opted out due to unspecified reasons. Joshi Thomas Pallickal directs Naam and Aditi Ravi, Gayathri Suresh, Shabarish Varma, Tony Luke and Renji Panicker are part of the film’s cast. Gautham Menon is now directing Dhanush-starrer Ennai Nokki Payum Thotta and Vikram’s Dhruva

Shoot for 'Velaikkaran' completed

The shooting for Sivakarthikeyan starrer Velaikkaran has been completed. Directed by Jayam Raja, the movie produced by 24AM Studios, features Nayanthara as heroine. Fahad Fazil, Sneha, Prakashraj, Robo Shankar, RJ Balaji  and Crazy Sathish are also in the cast. Anirudh has scored the music. RJ Balaji has tweeted recently, “And thats a wrap for us in #Velaikkaran”. Sources say that the audio of the movie would be launched in a

Why 'Nenjil Thunivirundhal' was trimmed?

Director Suseenthiran’s Nenjil Thunivirundhal was out last week. Starring Sundeep Kishan, Vikranth, Mehreen, Soori and Harish Uthaman, it received mixed reviews. Now the news is that the makers have trimmed the movie by 15 minutes. The running time now is one hour and 45 minutes. The romantic portions between Sundeep Kishan and Mehreen have been removed from the movie. Asked why, Suseenthiran, says, “We want to make the movie more

'Aruvi' to hit screens 1 December

Aruvi, touted to be an eco socio-drama, will hit the screens 1 December. The film has Aditi Balan, Lakshmi Gopalswami and Shwetha Shekar playing the lead roles. Directed by Arun Prabu Purushothaman, Aruvi is produced by SR Prakashbabu and SR Prabhu. Bindhu Malini and Vedanth Bharadwaj have composed the tunes for this flick with Kutty Revathy penning the lyrics. Shelley Calist is wielding the camera and Raymond Derrick Crasta editing