Saturday, 28 July 2012

'Maatraan' audio release on August 9 at Singapore

Suriya - KV Anand - Harris Jayaraj's Maatraan might see an audio launch on August 9 at Singapore and the audio launch will spell glitz and glamour say sources in the know. The audio was snapped by Sony Music for a fancy price tag of whooping 1.20 crore!
Produced by Kalpathi S Aghoram, 'Maatraan' has been quietly breaking several records including Telugu distribution price rate and the overseas rights price.
Starring Suriya and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles, 'Maatraan' marks the coming together of Suriya, KV Anand and Harris Jayaraj post the stupendous success of 'Ayan'. The film sees Suriya as conjoined twins and sources have it that the duo fight with one another for the lead lady!
'Maatraan' is one of the biggest projects of the year and is sure to see a good opening consideringSuriya's fan base among family audience.
(News From IndiaGlitz [Saturday, July 28, 2012])

Karthi all praise for 'Attakathi'

Karthi Sivakumar seems to be on a mission- that to encourage aspiring actors and filmmakers. A day after he came out with a motivating speech at the audio launch of 'Kumki', the actor on Friday heaped laurels on the team behind 'Attakathi'.

Speaking at a function to introduce the cast and crew of 'Attakathi' in Chennai, Karthi said, "The film has kindled the memories of student days. I am sure that the movie will give a new experience to the audience," he said.

Stating that no film had attempted so far to throw light on the lives of people in suburb areas, Karthi said 'Attakathi' would fill the gap. "This film will attract men and women equally," he added.

Starring newcomers Dinesh and Nandhitha in lead roles, 'Attakathi' is produced by C V Kumar. Directed by Ranjith, a former associate of Venkat Prabhu,  the movie will be released by Gnanavelraja of Studio Green
(News From IndiaGlitz [Saturday, July 28, 2012])

Sarath in 'Naangu Vazhi Saalai'

Sarath Kumar has of late become very busy in Malayalam and Kannada movies that he apparently found it hard to do a flick in Kollywood.

However, as asssured by him recently, the actor will soon start shooting for a Tamil movie, which will be a remake of Malayalam hit 'Traffic'.

Titled 'Naangu Vazhi Saalai', the film features an ensemble cast consisting of Sarath, Prakash Raj, Cheran, Prasanna, Mithun, Nassar, Raadhika, Rohini, Parvathi Menon and Remya Nambeesan.

It will be produced by I Pictures, a sister company of Radaan Media Works run by Radhika Sarathkumar. Shahid Khadeer is the director.

A multi-narrative thriller that intertwines multiple stories around one particular incident, 'Traffic' is inspired from an actual event that happened in Chennai and it bats for a cause.
(News From IndiaGlitz [Saturday, July 28, 2012])

Ajith to go Amitabh way?

It was Amitabh Bachchan who has done a cameo appearence in the Hindi version Sridevi's comeback film 'English Vinglish'. Since the film is made in Tamil as well, attempts are on to have on board a popular actor from K-Town to do the guest role.

If sources are to be believed, makers of the movie (directed by Gauri Shinde and produced by Balki) initially approached Superstar Rajinikanth. After Rajini expressed his inability, their immmediate choice seems to be Ajith.

"Though Ajith has been approached for the role, he is yet to confirm. But Gauri and Balki are hopeful of getting Ajith's consent," say sources close to the development.

'English Vinglish' will be premiered at Toronto International Film Festival which is going to be held between September 6 and 16. In the movie, Sridevi is playing the role of a woman who does not know English and hence humiliated by people around.

 (News From IndiaGlitz [Saturday, July 28, 2012])

'Kanna Laddu Thinna...' is no remake

Rama Narayanan, who is producing 'Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya' in association with Santhanam, has refuted reports that the film is a remake of K Bhagyaraj's yesteryear blockbuster 'Indru Poi Naalai Vaa'.

"Just because there are three heroes (Santhanam, 'Power Star' Dr Srinivasan and 'VTV' Ganesh) and one heroine (Visaka) in this movie, it doesn't mean that the story is inspired by Indru Poi Naalai Vaa," he says.

Director Manigandan has come out with a fresh script, having Santhanam and Power Star in mind. All that I can say at this point of time is 'Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya' will be a funny entertainer, the veteran adds.

'Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya' marks Santhanam's entry as a producer. Meanwhile, the buzz is that Rama Narayanan, in a bid to avoid any controversy, has acquired the remake rights of 'Indru Poi Naalai Vaa'.
(News From IndiaGlitz [Saturday, July 28, 2012])

Friday, 27 July 2012

Chakri to wield Kamal's 'Thalaivan Irukkindran'?

The latest buzz is that Chakri Toleti who worked with Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan in 'Unnaipol Oruvan' will join hands with him yet again for 'Thalaivan Irukkindran'! The film that's Kamal's pet project will be produced by Aascar Ravichandran.

Rumor mills are working overtime that the makers are considering Chakri Toleti as a director for this flick but a final decision will be made only post the release of Viswaroopam.

Story for 'Thalaivan Irukindran' is by Kamal Haasan himself. Other reports have it that Kamal will wield the megaphone as well but we can't be sure of this. Looks like we have to wait for 'Viswaroopam's release to know the fate of this film...
(News FromIndiaGlitz [Friday, July 27, 2012])

Simbu sings for Srikanth!

Simbu aka STR sure knows how to satisfy the multi-faceted personality in him. Even as the actor is busy juggling between projects rumors sparked off that he will be directing pet project 'Manmadhan 2' and now that latest is that he has crooned a number for a Srikanth starrer!
The song that goes Nachukku Nachukku... has music by Dharan, STR's dear friend,and it is said that when Dharan approached Simbu with this he gave his immediate nod.

The track from 'Ethiri En 3' features Srikanth and Poonam Bajwa and was shot at 8 different sets at cost of Rs 40 lakh! The kuthu number is said to be one of the highlights in the film helmed by Ramkumar.

Only recently Simbu sang a number from 'Sridhar' (Tamil dub of Oh My Friend). Simbu currently has Vaalu, Podaa Podi, Vettai Mannan and Vada Chennai.

 (News FromIndiaGlitz [Friday, July 27, 2012])

Sridevi is India's only true pan Indian female superstar - Balki

Sridevi is making a comeback with English Vinglish which will be premiered at Toronto International Film Festival this year which is going to be held between September 6 and 16.

Marking the directorial debut of Gauri Shinde, filmmaker R. Balki's wife English Vinglish will be premiered on September 14 and the entire team will be traveling for the premiere including Gauri, Balki, Sridevi, actor Adil Hussain and French actor Mahdi Nebbou who plays an important part in the film.

This is a quite an achievement for English Vinglish as the organizing committee of Toronto International Film Festival had taken a stand on never premiering a Bollywood movie again following their miffed experience with the Mausam debacle.

Sridevi is playing the character of a woman who does not know English and in turn is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large. The story follows her transformation and how she eventually overcomes her insecurity.

R. Balki is overwhelmed and shares, "The whole team is thrilled that our film has been chosen in the 'Galas' section for a world premiere at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival. It's an honor when your film is being showcased alongside films by Billy Bob Thornton, Roger Michell, Robert Redford, Mike Newell, Ben Affleck and Mira Nair. Gauri and I are personally very excited. And hope the world cheers the comeback of Sridevi - India's only true pan Indian female superstar."
(News FromIndiaGlitz [Friday, July 27, 2012])

'Naan Ee' enters successful 4th week - Emerges safe bet!

In a film industry driven by fans who worship heroes, emerged a fly as a hero. Yes, we're referring to SS Rajamouli's Naan Ee that's entering its 4th successful week today, at a time when even well-established Tamil actor / filmmaker's films find it difficult to see a decent 2 - 3 week run in the BO.

On July 6 'Naan Ee' graced worldwide screens and released in more than 200 screens in TN alone. Even before its release many critics had written off Naan Ee as merely a dubbed film with no star power. But post the release everyone unanimously praised Naan Ee and wholeheartedly agreed that it a straight Tamil film made with the nativity and local sensitivity in mind. (Remember it's a Telugu - Tamil bilingual made simultaneously in both the languages).

The film went on to capture the hearts and minds of the Tamil audience. Today as Naan Ee enters the 4th week of its theatrical run; it has re-written quite a few records on its way! The film that opened in more than 200 screens continues to run in more than 180 screens even in the fourth week

From Rajinikanth to top directors have showered it with praises. Kasi theatre in Chennai has re-released Naan Ee after a gap of two weeks. In the fourth week, Santham has commenced screening Naan Ee and many theatres across TN have shifted Naan Ee from small screens to large screens in its fourth week!

Naan Ee has proved the oft repeated quote that content is King. The producers, PVP Cinema and Director S S Rajamouli are very happy with the success of Naan Ee. The story of a simple housefly has managed to capture the imagination of the public...
(News FromIndiaGlitz [Friday, July 27, 2012])

Siva Karthikeyan is super busy

These days, Siva Karthikeyan hardly finds any time to relax. Even as recording for television shows, the anchor-turned-actor is shooting non-stop for filmy projects.

At present, he is working in two movies- Pandiraj directed 'Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga' and Dhanush's maiden production, which is being directed by Manikandan, a former associate of Vetrimaaran.

Remember Sivakarthikeyan shared the screen space with Dhanush in '3' and apparently impressed with his performance, the National Award winning actor signed him as the protagonist of his first production venture.

And it was Pandiraj who launched the acting career of Siva Karthikeyan in 'Marina'. In 'Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga', the director is bringing together his 'Pasanga' hero Vimal and Siva Karthikeyan.
(News FromIndiaGlitz [Friday, July 27, 2012])

'Saguni' is not a flop: Karthi

Karthi Sivakumar has dismissed a claim that his recent venture 'Saguni' was a failure. "It is true that the film evoked mixed reaction. But it can not be classified as a flop," he said.

Interacting with student journalists at a meeting organized by a Tamil weekly, the young actor said, "We wanted to present a political film in a different color. And it has reached the public."

Stating that 'Kaakka Kaakka' and 'Pithamagan' were the films he liked a lot among Suriya starrers, Karthi said he always admired his elder brother's hard work and dedication. "The pain he took for 7aum Arivu was extraordinary."

Clearing the air that he would join the six-pack club, Karthi said his brother (Suriya) had advised him not to do so. "It is not good for health to opt for six-pack in an artificial way," he concluded.
(News FromIndiaGlitz [Friday, July 27, 2012])

Rajamouli donates 22 lakhs for a cause

Those who watched 'Naan Ee' can remember Project 511, a NGO in which Samantha, the heroine of the movie, works. It is not a fictional organization but is a real one which functions from Hyderabad.

Impressed with Project 511's good work, Rajamouli shed light on it through his film. And now, he has gone a step head, by donating Rs 22 lakh for the NGO.

According to sources, out of the Rs 22 lakh donated by Rajamouli and his team, Rs 8 lakh will be utilized for the Mobile Science Lab Program and Rs 14 lakh for benches.

Project 511 is run by the Hyderabad Round Table No 8 (HRT 8) Charitable Trust and works with Government Schools.

It provides basic necessities like blackboards, toilets and furniture in government schools. To improve the quality of education and the academic performance of the children, Mobile Science Labs, Study material and Teaching Learning Material is provided in Government schools.
(News FromIndiaGlitz [Friday, July 27, 2012])

Nayan plays docu filmmaker

Nayanthara is playing an interesting character, that of a documentary filmmaker, in 'Ongaram', a Tamil-Telugu bilingual which marks the debut of pan Indian hero Rana Daggubati in Kollywood.

"It's an action adventure. Rana is a theatre artist, while Nayan is a docu filmmaker. Though their approach towards life is different, they have to travel together at one point of time," says Krish, who is directing the movie.

Krish is not new to Kollywood as his 'Vaanam' starring STR made an impact here. "For the first time, I am directing a film in two languages simultaneously. I am happy about it," he says.

Bollywood actor Milind Gunaji is the villain, while Santhanam is there to provide comic relief. The film's climax was recently shot at Binny Mills in Chennai.
(News FromIndiaGlitz [Friday, July 27, 2012])

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

'Jai' is Vishnuvardhan's next

If you are of the idea that the yet untitled film with Ajith and Arya in the lead will be the next release of director Vishnuvardhan in Kollywood, you are wrong.
For, the filmmaker's Tollywood debut flick 'Panjaa', which has Pawan Kalyan in the lead role, is all set to be dubbed and released in Tamil.

The Tamil version has been titled 'Jai' and it is being produced by Muhammad Ashfaq for IA Internationals. Dubbing works are currently on and the film will hit the screens soon.

The film has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, while cinematography is handled by P S Vinod. Sarah Jane Dias, Anjali Lavania, Jackie Shroff and Sesh Adivi play key roles in 'Panjaa' alias 'Jai'.
*(News from IndiaGlitz [Wednesday, July 25, 2012])

I am not there in 'I': Deepika

Refuting media reports that she would be part of Shankar's forthcoming film 'I', Bollywood starlet Deepika Padukone has said that no such development was in the pipeline.

Speaking to media persons in Mumbai, the actress, who is making her Kollywood debut with Superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming film 'Kochadaiyaan', said, "I got a google alert about it, but they are all rumours. I am not doing Shankar's film."

There was a buzz that either Deepika or Priyanka Chopra would be one of the heroines of 'I', which already has 'Madarasapattinam' girl Amy Jackson as the leading lady.

Now that Deepika has clarified, all eyes are now on Priyanka. Produced by V Ravichandran of Aascar Films, 'I' has Vikram in the lead. A R Rahman is scoring the music, with Suresh Gopi playing a crucial role.

*(News from IndiaGlitz [Wednesday, July 25, 2012])

Udhayanidhi's next 3

Udhayanidhi Stalin, who was last week busy promoting his distribution venture 'The Dark Knight Rises' of the 'Batman' trilogy, is now gearing up to produce three films.

The three projects will be helmed by Sundar C, Prabhu Solomon and Samuthirakani. It is expected that Udhayanidhi will play the lead roles in one of these movies.

While Sundar C is currently busy with 'Madha Gaja Raja' starring Vishal in the lead, Prabhu Solomon is ready with 'Kumki'. Samuthirakani has just started 'Nimirndhu Nil' with 'Jayam' Ravi.

These filmmakers will start their projects for Udhayanidhi once they complete their ongoing films. Meanwhile, the producer's heroic debut 'Oru Kal Oru Kannadi' is getting ready to be dubbed and released in Telugu.

*(News from IndiaGlitz [Wednesday, July 25, 2012])

'Mappilai Vinayagar' to continue 'Mundhanai Mudichu'?

The latest buzz is that, 'Mappilai Vinayagar' will be a continuation to yesteryear blockbuster 'Mundhanai Mudichu'. But no, it's not a sequel! The film will boast off an entirely different storyline.

It's said that the film is based on Bhagyaraj's child in 'Mundhanai Mudichu' and he will be seen as a grown young man in 'Mappilai Vinayagar'.

Jeeva of Lollu Sabha fame plays male lead and a hunt is on for the heroine. Bhagyaraj, Urvasi, Santhanam, Thavakalai, Mayilsamy and Manobala will be seen in this film which will be helmed by Sriram.

The director has planned to wrap the film in a single schedule which will go on floors in Karaikudi in the second week of August.
*(News from IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, July 24, 2012])

Deepika Padukone or Priyanka Chopra in Shankar's next?

Everything about a Shankar directorial is nothing less than news. It is now said that his 'I' with Vikram and Amy Jackson is a period-cum-contemporary entertainer and that there's room for another female lead in the second half of the film.
Rumors suggest that Deepika Padukone has been approached for this role by Shankar and that the dusky damsel has given her nod albeit she hasn't signed yet on the dotted lines.

However, scribes also express that the Shankar directorial Priyanka Chopra was approached for sometime last year is this film but sources close to the team rule them out as Shankar worked on this script only post 'Nanban'.

The film recently went on floors in Chennai at the AVM Studios and we hear that Amy has wrapped her portions in the first schedule. Like all Shankar films, 'I' started with an extravagant song shoot.

We'll have to wait to see who will play the second female lead in 'I', looks like it will be a B-town actress for sure.
*(News from IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, July 24, 2012])

Jiiva to woo Lara Dutta?

Albeit it was known that actress and former Miss Universe, Lara Dutta, will be seen in Bejoy Nambiar's 'David', there was nothing known about the character she essays.

The latest is that the actress will be sharing screen space with Jiiva in the film! She will be seen as his lady love and is currently shooting her portions. In the Hindi version she's touted to share screen space with Vinay.

'David' is being made simultaneously in Hindi and Tamil and is touted to be dubbed and released in Telugu as well. Vikram plays the lead in both the versions. The film is about two Davids, (Vikram & Jiiva) at two different periods and their decisions that change their lives, while one plays a fisherman, the other plays a musician.

This leaves us wondering if it is Isha Sharvani who will play Vikram's lead lady in this gangster flick. Remember Tabu plays a pivotal role as well in this film.
*(News from IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, July 24, 2012])

Monday, 23 July 2012

Ajith to work with SS Rajamouli of 'Naan Ee' fame?

SS Rajamouli who has delivered nothing but blockbusters in Telugu cinema in his decade long career as a director debuted in Tamil with bilingual 'Naan Ee' and the rest as they say is history. In an industry driven by stars, where actors worship top heroes, he proved that even without big actors and with an animated fly one can offer a blockbuster family watch.
This has made him red hot in Tamil film industry with all the top heroes wanting to act in his next Tamil directorial.

It's also said that Thala Ajith spoke to SS Rajamouli over the phone and the duo spoke for more than 30 minutes! Buzz is that post his commitments in Tollywood; SS Rajamouli might join hands with Ajith for a commercial film!

SS Rajamouli is touted to work with Prabhas, Junior NTR and Mahesh Babu in Telugu, post which this film might kick start, however nothing has been announced by the concerned.
*(News from IndiaGlitz [Monday, July 23, 2012])

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