Thursday, 20 September 2012

'Viswaroopam' uses Aura 3D audio format

Kamal Haasan is always ahead of the times. And proving this now is his forthcoming film 'Viswaroopam'. This magnum opus of the 'Ulaga Nayagan' will be equipped with Auro 3D, for the first time in India.

A unique format, Auro 3D will enhance the experience of watching a movie to a new level, it is said. Also, it is learnt that George Lucas' 'Red Tails' is the only movie which has made use of the technique so far.

"Kamal is happy to present this new format to Indian cinema. He is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that Viswaroopam turns to be a nail-biting entertainer," sources said.

Produced by Raj Kamal International in association with PVP Cinema, 'Viswaroopam' is directed by Kamal himself. Pooja Kumar and Andrea Jeremiah are the two leading ladies of this movie.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 20, 2012])

'Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom' postponed

The film raised curiosity thanks to its innovative publicity techniques. When everyone was expecting that 'Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom' would hit the screens this Friday (September 21), the news has come in that it has been postponed.

A press statement from the movie's producers has officially conveyed the postponement decision, without mentioning the reason behind. However, sources have it that the film would sure hit the screens by early October.

Touted as a comedy thriller, 'Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom' is directed by newcomer Balaji Tharaneetharan featuring Vijay Sethupathi, who played the lead in 'Thenmerku Paruvakaatru' and Gayathri in the lead roles.

The music and background score of the film are composed by Ved Shankar and Siddarth Vippin respectively. The film is said to be based on a real-life incident, that happened in the life of the film's cinematographer Prem Kumar.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 20, 2012])

Vijay's Thupaki is getting ready to fire!

The final song shoot for Thupaki is going on in Mumbai currently. The crew will be back by 21st September after which the finalization of the movie title could be expected. The social media is now filled with pictures from the shooting spot, D.Y.Patil stadium, Mumbai.

The song composition works are carried out by Harris Jayaraj vigorously and we can expect the audio launch by 1st of October 2012. The audio launch is planned to be at Nehru Indoor Stadium.

The movie will be released in more number of screens than Ilayathalapathy's previous ones.

Waiting for Power Start to return!

As we already know, Dr.Srinivasan, the Power star was recently arrested and he is now in Puzhal prison. This imprisonment has delayed the shooting works of his next film, "Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya" (KLTA). In this movie, he plays a key role along with Santhanam.

Santhanam is now waiting for Power Star to return back. In addition to this, a special song was planned with STR which also got affected because of rain. This will also be resumed only after the return of Power Star.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 20, 2012])

Dhanush unwell, but shoots sans break

Dhanush - This Kolaveri boy is tied up with three films currently. Sources say that the actor was unwell since past few days. In spite of this, he has not stopped the works and has been available for the shoot. He didn't want anyone to face any kind of loss or harm because of him.

Doctors have advised him to be at rest for few days and that he has typhoid. Dhanush's very close friend, Anirudh has tweeted stating that he has just spoke to Dhanush and he will continue with the film soon after his recovery.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 20, 2012])

Sridevi in Big B's KBC - 6

Sridevi is being admired by a large number of her loving fans especially after her reentry through "English Vinglish". She even got a standing ovation during the screening of this film at the Toronto film festival recently. She is now being compared with the legendary Meryl Streep.

As a major part of the movie promotion, she is now going to join the Big B, Amitabh Bachchan in KBC-6.

It is certainly a big treat for the audience to watch the gorgeous lady back on screen with full energy!!

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 18, 2012])

Busy schedule of Jayam Ravi

Actor Jayam Ravi is completely busy with all his upcoming movies. The audio launch of his movie, 'Aadhi Bhagavan' is expected shortly and now he is tied up with two other movies - 'Nimirnthu Nil' by Samuthirakani and 'Boologam' by Kalyana Krishnan.

He was in a risky stunt sequence shoot last night near Redhills, Chennai. After M.Kumaran, Jayam Ravi is again playing the role of a Boxer in 'Boologam' and he is paired with Trisha again in this movie. Prakash Raj and Santhanam play key roles in it and is produced by Aascar Ravichandran.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 18, 2012])

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Maatraan preparations - In full swing!!

After the successful completion of visual effects and final editing works, KV Anand has screened the movie in front of few people who do not belong to Maatraan crew. And he has also got a very supportive and encouraging feedback from them.

The background score for Maatraan is going on and it is being done by Harris Jayaraj. Music composition is expected to be completed in another two weeks. With the completion of music, the film will be sent for censoring.

Maatraan is planned to be released by 12th of October 2012 and a huge welcome is expected from the audience too!

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 18, 2012])

Mani Rathnam's Kadal travels to Telugu

As we all know, director Mani Rathnam is busy working for his next movie "Kadal". He has used the new generation actors for this movie. This includes Karthik's son, Gautham and Radha's younger daughter, Thulasi. Craze for Mani Rathnam is never down among the people and his upcoming movie, "Kadal" is to be dubbed in Telugu in the name "Kadali".

The entire film rounds around the coastal village of Tamil Nadu. Action kind Arjun and Aravind Swamy also play key roles in the film.

And with no other doubt, Oscar hero Rahman and Rajiv Menon are also in the crew.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 18, 2012])

Thaandavam to rock the screens in US

The most awaited 'Thaandavam' directed by Vijay is to be released in USA by Prime media. This is going to be on 28th September 2012.

Thaandavam is an action thriller with a main touch of revenge in the story. Vikram is visually challenged in the movie and he navigates with the technique called Echolation. Nevertheless his visual challenge, there are plenty of stunning action sequences in the film. This visually challenged character is actually an inspiration from Daniel Kish of United States

Thaandavam has acquired its position in the hit list of G.V Prakash's compositions after Mayakkam Enna and Aadukalam. Cinematography is by Nirav Shah and he has done a stupendous work in the entire film. PRIME MEDIA is enchanted to release this most awaited movie in USA. PRIME MEDIA has thanked UTV team for having given such an opportunity to release Thaandavam in USA. And this film will obviously have English subtitles in it.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 18, 2012])

Spectacular welcome for Neethaane Ene Ponvasantham audio

Gautham Vasudev Menon's Neethaane En Ponvasantham (NEP) is the most sensitive talk among the people right now.

People are dumbstruck with the audio launch of NEP which is purely an Ilayaraja's composition. The audio launch was telecasted in Jaya TV which received a huge response from the audience. The entire evening celebration was dedicated to Ilayaraja's music.

The film is made in two languages and Gautham Menon is now relaxed with this stupendous welcome received by NEP. Even the trailer of the movie had a remarkable response in the internet.

Gautham Menon has tweeted stating that he is very happy with the prodigious welcome for the audio launch and trailer. And he also thanked Ilayaraja sir for such a spectacular work.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 18, 2012])

'Paagan' to be remade in Hindi

A couple of Bollywood producers, who had watched Srikanth starrer 'Paagan' recently, were impressed by the film and expressed interest to remake the movie in Hindi.

"They are happy with the content and the way a nice message has been conveyed. I have asked director Aslam to direct the movie in Hindi too, but with a different cast and crew," says Srikanth.

Stating that he might not be part of the Hindi version, the 'Roja Koottam' and 'April Madhathil' actor adds he will happy if Aslam wields the megaphone for the Bollywood version as well.

"Because he knows the nuances of the script well and it is his baby," says Srikanth, who is set to start the shooting for 'Nambiar', in which he will be sharing the screen space with Santhanam.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 18, 2012])

'Singam 2' ready to roar on floors

Now that Suriya is free from 'Maattrraan', which demanded huge work from him since it is about conjoined twins, the actor is ready to his commence his next.

As announced earlier, his immediate project will be 'Singam 2', a sequel to his earlier hit 'Singam'. Hari himself will wield the megaphone, with Anushka as the leading lady.

But there is one more heroine too, and she is the hot and happening Hansika Motwani. "Shooting for Singam 2 will commence soon and composing of songs have started already," sources close to the unit said.

Confirming this, music composer Devi Sri Prasad wrote on his microblogging page, "Today in composing for Singham-2 with director Hari sir and Lyricist Viveka sir..!"

He added: "Having fun in the studio composing for Singam 2. Suriya came and spent some time. We all had a great time!"

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 18, 2012])

Ameer to direct Vijay?

Looks like Vijay has decided to work with some of the top directors of Tamil cinema. The actor, who is currently busy wrapping up 'Thupaki' with A R Murugadoss, will soon start working with director Vijay for a yet-to-be-titled film.

After that, the 'Ilayathalapathi' is expected to do a movie with Ameer. With flicks such as 'Mounam Pesiyadhe', 'Ram' and 'Paruthi Veeran' to his credit, Ameer is hailed as one of the talented filmmakers of Tamil cinema.

"Ameer is on the verge of completing Aadhi Bhagavan with Jayam Ravi. After that, things related to his forthcoming film with Vijay will be finalised," sources said.

Meanwhile, 'Aadhi Bhagavan' is expected to hit the screens this Deepavali. An action entertainer, the movie features 'Jayam' Ravi in two different get-ups. Neetu Chandra is the leading lady.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 18, 2012])

proof for Thala Ajith's kind nature

Ultimate star Thala Ajith always proves himself not just as an impeccable actor but also as a kind and gentle human being. Singer Krish was recently travelling in an aircraft and it had to land on Penang, Malaysia all of a sudden. This was completely an unexpected encounter.

At this time, only two of his friends contacted him to inquire about the issue. Director Venkat Prabhu texted him asking about it while Thala Ajith took effort to find out his Malaysia number and dialed him directly after even contacting his family.

With this, Krish realized that these two great heroes are his real trustworthy friends who really touched his heart with their caring words.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 18, 2012])

Vazhakku En 18/9 in Oscar nomination list

It is a great pleasure for Tamilians to know that the list of movies nominated for Oscar includes two films from the Tamil industry. 7am Arivu directed by AR Murugadoss and Vazhakku En 18/9 directed by Balaji Sakthivel are nominated from Kollywood.

The film federation of India (FFI) has chosen ten other movies from various Indian languages - Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam. Out of all these, one film will be shortlisted for the Oscar nomination as the "Best foreign film".

Although Tamilians would feel proud for these two Tamil movies, we should still wait for knowing about the chances for these to get shortlisted. However, things are still under guess. Let us wait to know which film is going to hit the top rank.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 18, 2012])

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Hansika denies being in love with Simbu!

With back-to-back projects with STR aka Simbu and with both of them being 'single' rumors seem to have cropped up about STR and Hansika dating each other and the actor reportedly being head over heels for her.

It was said that he threw a birthday bash for her spending Rs 5 lakh and celebrated it in style at the Filmistan Studios and having a helicopter for his lady love to arrive at the birthday party. However, Hansika denies them all as baseless rumors. "My house is located in Lokhandwala and Filmistan is just a 20 minute drive away, so where is the need for a helicopter?" she says. She, however, agrees that Simbu was the only star guest at the bash. "Simbu was shooting nearby for his Tamil film Podaa Podi and attended the party for just five minutes. We didn't invite anybody from the film fraternity since it was meant for just 50-odd childhood pals," she adds, dismissing rumors that it was Simbu who had hosted the party. "It was hosted by my childhood friend Tavisha, who is a tennis player and not Simbu," she says.

On reports about her and Simbu, she says, "These rumors may have cropped up just because we are doing two films. He is a friendly co-star but our relationship is strictly professional."

Well, we wonder if these are baseless reports about their so-called relationship, or the work of pr machineries for some promotion! The duo is currently working on Vaalu and Vettai Mannan.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 10, 2012])

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Shankar to launch Mahesh Babu in Bollywood?

Grapevine is abuzz that director Shankar, who has delivered nothing but blockbusters in his decade long career and enjoys pan Indian fans, will launch top notch Telugu actor Mahesh Babu in Hindi.

Not just that, it's said that this will be the Hindi remake of I, since Hrithik Roshan couldn't accept Shankar's offer as he couldn't accommodate the dates, Shankar has opted for Mahesh Babu.

A hush-hush meeting between the two in Chennai, last week when Mahesh flew to Chennai, has led to these rumors.

Starring Vikram and Amy Jackson, I by Shankar is to be canned at various international locales and sees the both as super models. It's an out and out commercial venture and the introductory song was recently canned at huge sets in Chennai.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 10, 2012])

'Thupaki' title case postponed again!

The title case of Vijay starrer 'Thupaki' has been pushed again! It has been postponed to September 17.

Earlier, the makers of Kallathupaki had filed a case against Thupaki as they claimed the similarity in titles will mislead audience, their title was first registered and since Vijay is a popular figure people might be inclined to Thupaki more than Kallathupaki.

Thus the court had banned the makers from using the title 'Thupaki'.

Starring Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal, the film by AR Murugadoss aims at a Diwali release and has music by Harris Jayaraj. Vijay and Andrea have crooned a number in it. It sees Vijay as an encounter specialist in Mumbai.

Meanwhile, it was said that if the title issue isn't resolved today (September 10), the makers will rechristen it, preferably as Saravedi, since they're not able to release any teaser, posters or promos of Thupaki that's slated for Diwali release.

We'll have to wait to see if the team will wait till September 17 or rechristen it...

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 10, 2012])

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Samantha in Vijay - AL Vijay film?

Samantha might have lost two biggies, Kadal with Mani Ratnam and I with Shankar, but looks like Lady Luck has beamed bright at her for reports have it that she might be cast opposite Ilayathalapathy Vijay in his next with director AL Vijay.

It was earlier said that AL Vijay was keen at casting Amala Paul opposite Vijay but that doesn't seem to have materialized, following which he approached Samantha who has reportedly given her nod although she hasn't signed the project officially yet.

The yet to be titled venture is said to be an out and out commercial one and will go on floors once 'Thaandavam' graces screens and once Vijay wraps 'Thupaki'. It will be produced by Chandrakanth Jain.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 10, 2012])

Arya, the globe-trotter

It was only a few weeks ago Arya returned to hometown Chennai from Georgia, where he was shooting for more than a month for Selvaraghavan's magnum opus 'Irandam Ulagam'.

Now the actor is busy shooting for his film with Ajith, which is untitled yet. Soon, he will be leaving to Dubai and Switzerland to can a couple of songs for 'Settai'.

A remake of Hindi hit 'Delhi Belly', 'Settai' is being helmed by Kannan of 'Kanden Kadhalai' and 'Jayamkondan' fame, with Arya, Hansika Motwani, Anjali, Santhanam and Premgi Amaran in the lead roles.

"The cast and crew will soon leave for Dubai, and from there to Switzerland, to shoot song sequences. Kannan is planning to wrap up the project soon and to release it around Deepavali," say sources.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 10, 2012])

Ileana in trouble?

Looks like Ileana D'Cruz has earned the wrath of a section of  directors and producers in Tollywood. This is because the 'Nanban' actress did not turn up for promotional events of her recent Telugu films.

Two of her Tollywood movies ('Julayi' with Allu Arjun and 'Devudu Chesina Manushulu' with Ravi Teja) hit the screens in the last few weeks, and it is said that Ileana stayed away from promoting them.

Reports from Tollywood claim that she was giving all her attention to Bollywood (her debut Hindi flick 'Barfi' is set to hit the screens soon) and hence did not give much importance to her Telugu films

Meanwhile, in an interview last week, Ileana clarified that it's true that she is concentrating on Bollywood projects, and at the same time, would not shy away from the south.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 10, 2012])

Sona with Mohanlal

Sona Heiden was not seen much in films after she took the avatar of a producer, with 'Kanimozhi' a couple of years years ago. And now, she is back.

The actress-producer, who is an entrepreneur as well, is currently acting in a Malayalam movie titled 'Karmayodha', which has Mohanlal in the lead. It is being directed by Major Ravi.

Remember the name Major Ravi is synonymous with films on defence themes and 'Karmayodha' is no exception. While Mohanlal plays an army major, Sona does a role with negative shades.

"It's a pleasure to work with Mohanlal, who is one of the finest actors of India. Karmayodha comes with a strong message and I love being part of it," says Sona.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 10, 2012])

It's Hansika no doubt

While fake profiles of celebrities are on a rise on social networking and microblogging sites, followers of Hansika Motwani on Twitter need not worry, as her account has been verified.

The popular microblogging site has verified the account of Hansika and confirmed that it's the 'Velayudham' and 'Mappillai' actress who is using the account.

This has made Hansika to join the elite company of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra, whose Twitter accounts have earlier been verified.

Also, she has become the first South Indian actress to get her account verified. With 1.5 lakh followers and growing, it's way to go for Hansika, one can say.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 10, 2012])

Anirudh to compose for Manmadhan 2?

With Simbu and Dhanush burying the hatchet, Dhanush's friend and relative Anirudh, the Kolaveri boy, is said to be working with Simbu!

Rumors are rife that Anirudh will be composing the tunes for Simbu's sequel, Manmadhan 2. However nothing has been announced and the concerned weren't available for a comment. The tunes for Manmadhan were composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and each song was nothing less than a chartbuster.

Its further said that the duo share a great rapport that has led to this.

Post the stupendous success of Kolaveri and '3's music, Anirudh signed only commercials and music for a TV jingle apart from 'David' a Hindi - Tamil, Vikram - Jiiva starrer.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 08, 2012])

Ajith - Vishnu film's hush-hush Chennai shoot

Although it is known that Ajith - Vishnuvardhan's yet-to-be-titled venture's second schedule goes on floors in Mumbai on September mid not many know that the team shot in Chennai yesterday (September 7).

The entire team shot at a posh building on the busy Old Mahabalipuram Road. In fact, this is the first time Nayantara is facing the camera in Chennai after two long years, after Boss Engira Baskiran! Post the Mumbai schedule the actress will be leaving to Europe for a 30 day schedule for a Nagarjuna starrer.

This untitled venture sees Ajith, Arya, Nayantara and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles and is produced by AM Ratnam whilst Yuvan Shankar Raja is the music composer of the project. Ajith is touted to play a hacker in it and has hit the gym to get into the skin of the character he essays and to shed those extra pounds.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 08, 2012])

AR Rahman, Ranbir Kapoor, Imitiaz team up again

AR Rahman's tunes for 'Rockstar' drew all the attention to the film even in the south and the film was nothing less than a blockbuster with some great music, performance and script. Now the buzz is that the team, AR Rahman, director Imitiaz Ali and Ranbir Kapoor might soon come together for a film, although not in the near future.

Sajid Nadiadwala will produce the film. However although rumors were rife that this will be a sequel, makers have squashed them. Contrary to Rockstar it might be an out and out commercial, fun entertainer.

Athough AR Rahman has given his nod for the project, he has requested for some time to join the team. Currently Rahman has few projects in Tamil and Hindi including Maariyaan with Dhanush and Kadal with Mani Ratnam. Thus this project is said to go on floors sometime next year.

Whenever it is, audience down south can be assured of a musical treat as well.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 08, 2012])

Dhanush: I'm blessed to work in Varanasi

Dhanush is known for the Shiva devotee in him. The actor is now visibly excited about working at Varanasi where he is shooting scenes for his forthcoming film 'Raanjhnaa' and what better a blessing than working at a spiritual place you believe in for your very debut.

"My family members believe that a trip to Varanasi can never be planned and that it would just happen. I'm 29 and an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, but I've never been able to make a trip to Benaras. Now my wife, children and parents are going to visit Varanasi cause of me, this is definitely more than a blessing", says Dhanush.

Interestingly, Raanjhnaa is Dhanush's 25th film and he is happy that its a Bollywood venture but quickly adds that he belongs to Tamil cinema. "If anyone asks me about my future Bollywood plans I wouldn't have an idea cause I haven't thought of anything", he adds.

Helmed by Aanand L Rai, the film sees Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor in the lead roles and as students. Its a neat love story between a Hindi Brahmin boy and a school girl set in Varanasi.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 08, 2012])

G V Prakash goes 'Ugly'

G V Prakash Kumar, who has touched the 25th film mark in a short span ('Thaandavam' is his silver jubilee project), is going great guns in Bollywood too.

After 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and 'Joker', Anurag Kashyap, one of the leading filmmakers of Bollywood, has signed the young composer for his upcoming film, titled 'Ugly'.

Says a happy Prakash, "It is a modern subject and the script has thrown some challenges at me. I have already started working on Ugly. And am happy about it."

Back home in Kollywood, Prakash is working in a slew of projects. "I am happy that directors and producers are having confidence on me. I will always strive to fulfil the expectations. The rest is in the hands of the audience"

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 08, 2012])

Taapsee all thrilled

Taapsee Pannu is in a state of thrill and happiness, as she is set to join the sets of Ajith's next film, which is being helmed by Vishnuvardhan.

The actress will shoot for the film from September 10. "'Finally with all the costume trials and discussions it`s all set to start, one of the most awaited movie of the year. Vishnu sir looks thrilled," she wrote on her microblogging page.

Taapsee further stated: "I'm nervous and excited at the same time! It`s gonna be all four of us, Ajith sir, Nayan, Arya and me! Cheers to a new beginning! Wohoooo! As I start my 14th project today I can still feel the butterflies like how I felt starting my debut venture. Somethings just don`t change."

The 'Aadukalam' and 'Vandhaan Vendraan' girl is playing a crucial role in the yet to be titled movie, which also has Arya and Nayantara in crucial characters. She is also part of a bilingual 'Marandhen Mannithen' with Aadhi.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 08, 2012])

Vijay-Vijay project to start in October

Director AL Vijay has completed 'Thaandavam' and is eagerly waiting for the film's release, on September 28. While actor Vijay is on the verge of finishing off 'Thupakki' with A R Murugadoss.

Starting second week of October, the two are expected to kickstart their already announced project, which is touted as a complete commercial entertainer.

Remember director Vijay is known for trying his hands at various genres. After a family flick in 'Kireedam', comedy entertainer in 'Poi Solla Porom', love saga in 'Madrasapattinam' and emotional story in 'Deiva Thirumagal', he has come out with an action adventure in 'Thaandavam'.

Now he is said to have penned a '100 per cent commercial script' having Vijay and his fans in mind . G V Prakash Kumar will compose the music, while a hunt is on for the heroine.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 08, 2012])

'Sillunu Oru Santhippu' fun single launch with Vimal & Oviya!

The single track launch event of 'Sillunu Oru Santhippu' is all set to take place on September 15 at the Loyola College in Chennai among young Chennaiites. Vimal and Oviya who play the lead roles will take part in the fun affair.

The track that goes 'Busse Busse...' is crooned by Vijay Prakash and reflects on Bus Day that's usually celebrated by college goers. Music is by FS Faizal.

The film also sees Deepasha as the other female lead and is produced by S Nandhagopal for the Madras Entertainment banner. Ravilallin is the director.
*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 07, 2012])

Arya: Anushka is a tough cookie

Arya is back to Chennai after a long shoot in Georgia for Irandam Ulagam and the effervescent actor is all praises for his co-star Anushka.

"She was the only woman among some 80 men in Georgia and she never ever complained, nor demanded for anything! Although the weather made it difficult for the guys, Anushka never had a problem", says Arya.

He also added that few romantic and intimate scenes between the duo was shot there but in an aesthetic manner.

Helmed by Selvaraghavan, Irandam Ulagam has finished its production phase and post-production work is currently on. The film has music by Harris Jayaraj and juggles between two time periods, with the lead actors playing tribals in their period scenes.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 07, 2012])

Powerstar replaces Nagesh in Thillu Mullu remake!

Powerstar Srinivasan who considers Superstar Rajinikanth as his only competitor (reportedly revealed by him in an interview), will now be seen in a pivotal role in a remake of Rajini starrer - Thillu Mullu.

Buzz is that Powerstar will essay the role that Nagesh did in the original, that of an artist. Powerstar will be seen as a friend of Shiva's and the latter gets inspired for a real life duel act after meeting Powerstar.

Superstar Rajinikanth's cult blockbuster 'Thillu Mullu' is being remade with Shiva, Isha Talwar, Prakash Raj, Kovai Sarala and Sathyan on board. The film by Badri is produced by Vendhar Movies and is an out and out laugh riot.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 07, 2012])

Vijay's intro & duet song shoot for 'Thupaki' at Mumbai

'Thupaki' shoot is all done but for two tracks. The team is now heading to Mumbai to shoot these two pending numbers, with this the shoot of the film will be entirely wrapped and the makers can ready it for a Diwali release.

One of the songs is Vijay's introductory number and will be shot in the roads of Mumbai and see him as a encounter specialist in there. It will have montages that show him as a Mumbai Tamizhan. Santosh Sivan will be filming it in the busy locales of Matunga in Mumbai.

The other track will be canned on Vijay and Kajal and will be a romantic melody. Both the numbers are being choreographed by Shobhi.

Some say ARM and Vijay chose Mumbai for the last schedule to accommodate the dates of all actors and technicians. Meanwhile, regarding the title issue, it's said that if the judgment isn't in the favor of the team on September 10, they might rechristen it as 'Saravedi'.

Directed by ARM, having music by Harris Jayaraj, the film will simultaneously release in Telugu and aims at a Diwali (November 13) release.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 07, 2012])

Aadhi - Taapsee to shoot underwater for MM

Aadhi and Taapsee Pannu are coming together for bilingual 'Maranthein Manithen' (Gundello Godari) is no longer news. The final schedule is currently being canned in Hyderabad.

The shoot is going to take place underwater using underwater camera and equipments. It's said a major portion of these flood scenes have already been shot but for the first time they're going completely underwater! The climax scenes also demand some underwater shots, it is learnt.

Remember the film is based on the massive floods in 1980s and has a romantic plot built around it?

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 07, 2012])

Vishal injured in the head at MGR shoot!

During the shoot of 'Madha Gaja Raja' aka MGR Vishal got hurt in the head during some fight sequences. Although nothing is serious, the actor has been advised complete rest for a couple of days.

The action flick has a good dosage of comedy and sees Anjali and Vishal's close friend Varalakshmi Sarathkumar as the lead ladies.

Recently some of the scenes were canned in Rajasthan, after which when the shoot resumed in Chennai this mishap occurred. The next schedule will go on floors once Vishal is back to normalcy.

Meanwhile, Vishal has completed work on 'Samar' with Thiru, Trisha and Sunaina. Here's wishing the young talent a speedy recovery!

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 07, 2012])

Karthi: From 'Alex Pandian' to 'Biriyani'

Now that the shoot of 'Alex Pandian' is almost over, Karthi Sivakumar is gearing up to start his next, 'Biriyani' to be directed by Venkat Prabhu.

"Karthi is excited with the script narrated by Venkat Prabhu. It has loads of fun and energy, besides other interesting ingredients. On the whole, Biriyani will be a spicy flick," sources said.

It is said that the shoot would start soon and Venkat Prabhu would wrap it up at the earliest, so that Karthi would move on to 'All In Azhagu Raja' to be helmed by Rajesh M.

Interestingly, 'Biriyani' will be the 100th film of Yuvan Shankar Raja. "The composer is always known for striking it big in association with his cousin Venkat Prabhu. This time it is going to be doubly so."

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 07, 2012])

Jananathan is back

For S P Jananathan, quality matters the most than quantity. In his career spanning a decade, the director has churned out just three movies, but all of them were known for their striking impact.

And after a long gap post 'Peraanmai', the filmmaker is now gearing up to start his next venture. "The delay is because Jananathan was busy researching for the movie," sources said.

Though it is said that Jiiva and 'Jayam' Ravi, the protagonists of Jananathan's earlier ventures 'Ee' and 'Peraanmai' respectively, will join hands for this film, there is no official confirmation about this.

"It is true that it's a dual hero subject and there were plans to cast Jiiva and 'Jayam' Ravi. But things need to be worked out, since both the actors are busy with other commitments," sources said.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 07, 2012])

'Thupaki' to become 'Saravedi'?

There are claims that those behind 'Thupaki' are so sure about releasing the movie on Deepavali day, despite a case pending in court, only because they have decided to change the movie's title.

It is said that the film might be rechristened as 'Saravedi', not just because the new title too is apt to the movie's script, but also to reflect the festival mood.

Starring Vijay in the lead role, 'Thupaki' is directed by A R Murugadoss and produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu. Kajal Agarwal is the leading lady, while music is by Harris Jayaraj.

The film hit a roadblock after the producers of 'Kalla Thupaki' filed a case, alleging that those behind 'Thupaki' had unlawfully registered the title.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 07, 2012])

Ajith's next to roll on November

Ajith is working sans any break ever since 'Mankatha' happened. The actor, immediately after the release of 'Billa 2', kept himself busy with his next, which is being helmed by Vishnuvardhan.

Also, he has signed on the dotted lines for Vijaya Productions, for a film to be directed by Siva of 'Siruthai' fame. The fresh development about the project is that it would hit the floors in November.

"Ajith will complete the shoot of Vishnuvardhan project in October and he will start working on the Siva movie from November. An announcement is expected soon," sources said.

Meanwhile, starting September 10, scenes on Ajith and Arya will be shot by Vishnuvardhan. Arya, who was shooting in Georgia for 'Irandam Ulagam', returned to Chennai last week and is thrilled about working with the 'Thala'.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 07, 2012])

Rajinikanth appreciates Tamizh Padam remake

Superstar Rajinikanth has reportedly appreciated the remake of Tamizh Padam, Sudigaadu that released in Telugu recently with Allari Naresh as the lead. It's helmed by Bheemineni Srinivas.

Only recently, Rajini was all praises for Tamil - Telugu bilingual Naan Ee and its villain Sudeep, whom he said was one of the best villains of all time.

It's said Rajini expressed his desire to watch the film following which a special show was arranged for him at his residence in Chennai by the makers. He expressed that the movie is entertaining from the word go.

The film is doing a fair business in TN apart from being a hit in Andhra Pradesh as well.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 06, 2012])

Sonam slaps Dhanush in public!

We're only referring to Dhanush's Bollywood debut 'Raanjhnaa'! The scene required Sonam to give a tight slap across Dhanush's face (both play students in the film) and apparently Dhanush gave a brilliant shot that they finalized on the very first shot and the audience applauded for the actors!

The film is a romantic tale set in Varanasi and sees Dhanush as a Hindi speaking Brahmin boy. It's helmed by Aanand L Rai of Tanu Weds Manu fame.

Expectations are increasing with each passing day on this film that sees the National Award winning Dhanush opposite B-town diva Sonam Kapoor.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 06, 2012])

More on Dileepan - Anjali's Vathikuchi

Only this morning IndiaGlitz had reported some interesting tidbits on 'Vathikuchi' that director AR Murugadoss is producing with his brother Dileepan and Anjali in the lead roles. Now we have more on this front...

The film is set in Chennai but is about the people living in the outskirts of Chennai who travel for more than 30 kms to reach Chennai and travel using the share autos.

Dileepan plays a share auto driver and Anjali plays what she's best at, a tough girl, who travels using these share autos. She plays a middle class girl Meena who changes her name as Leena and roams around in the city malls and coffee shops, pretending as if leading a higher lifestyle than what she actually does. The film also sees Vatsan of Thalapathy Anthem fame in a pivotal role.

ARM's former associate Kinslin is helming this film that's slated for an October release.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 06, 2012])

Jayam Ravi in dual role in Nimirndhu Nil!

Jayam Ravi will be seen in a dual role in Nimirndhu Nil. It will see him as a 24 year old youngster and a 48 year old middle man in the film that tracks his life from the age of five.
Amala Paul will be seen as a youngster who has completed her under graduation and is searching for a job in Nimirndhu Nil.

"Girls today have to lie a lot so as to be safe. When a girl goes out a group of 3 - 4 will follow her out of which she has to smile back at one so he will safeguard her from the others. A girl has to be a part of these lies to lead a normal life and Amala will do just that in the film", says Samuthirakani.

Produced by Vasans Visual Ventures, the film is a Tamil - Telugu bilingual with music by GV Prakash.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 06, 2012])

Prabhu Deva to direct Salman Khan, again!

Things can't get better for Prabhu Deva in Bollywood. Reports have it that he will be helming his 'Wanted' actor Salman Khan aka Sallu Bhai, for the second time! The film will be produced by Tips and will go on floors towards the fag end of 2013.

Only recently, IG reported that Prabhu Deva will be remaking Tamil blockbuster 'Ayan' in Hindi for Tips, thus its said Salman will play the lead role in the remake of the commercial venture on smuggling.

Tips has reportedly confirmed a film with Prabhu Deva and Salman Khan but nothing about the subject has been announced, however industry insiders have it that this will be the Hindi remake of Ayan.

Prabhu Deva is currently working on the Hindi remake of Nuvvostanante Nenodantana in Hindi with Girish and Shruti Haasan in lead roles.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 06, 2012])

'Maatraan' as 'Brothers' in Telugu! Suriya to dub in Telugu!

Suriya Sivakumar's biggie, 'Maatraan' was said to be releasing as 'Duplicate' in Telugu and now it's been rechristened and 'Brothers' is now the official title of the film. For the first time ever, Suriya will be dubbing for the Telugu version by himself!

It's said Suriya is currently working on the pronunciation of Telugu words and dialogues and will be dubbing soon for the film. Remember, his brother Karthi enjoys a huge fan base in AP and dubs for himself for all films.

The perfectionist in Suriya needs to introduction and we can be sure that he will soon excel the language enough for the role's dialogues.

'Brothers' audio launch is scheduled to take place sometime in September in Hyderabad. The film will release simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu and October 12 is the tentative release date.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 06, 2012])

'Thaandavam' in 900 screens

Come September 28, it is going to be a mega release for Vikram's 'Thaandavam', for its producers UTV Motion Pictures are planning to ensure that the film hits 900 screens.

"The film is simultaneously releasing in Telugu as Siva Thaandavam. In Kerala, the Tamil version itself will hit nearly 60 screens," say sources.

The promotional activities have already started and it is expected to gain momentum by next week. "Thaandavam will be the biggest ever release of Vikram so far," sources add.

Directed by A L Vijay, Thaandavam has Anushka Shetty, Amy Jackson and Lakshmi Rai as the leading ladies. Music is by G V Prakash Kumar and this is his 25th film.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 06, 2012])

Kushboo gifts Audi to Sundar

Kushboo has gifted a brand new Audi car to her husband Sundar C, for making a strong comeback as a director with 'Kalakalappu'.

"This is my gift to Sundar as a wife and as a producer. Because, I am the producer of Kalakalappu and I did not give any remuneration to him for directing the film," says Kushboo with a smile.

She adds: "I always love surprising Sundar by gifting him something. He is such a great husband and I must say he is the best father on the earth."

Currently, Sundar is busy directing Vishal for 'Madha Gaja Raja', shortly 'MGR'. "I am sure he will strike gold with Madha Gaja Raja too," says this wife, who is a pillar of support to her husband.

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 06, 2012])

Ileana shifts focus

After Tollywood and Kollywood, the focus of Ileana D'Cruz is now on Bollywood. The 'Nanban' girl says her current priority is Hindi movies, but at the same without taking any break from the south.

"Because it's the southern film industry which accepted, encouraged and supported me a lot, though I am from a totally different background," the actress says.

Her debut film in Bollywood is 'Barfi'. a romantic comedy by Anurag Basu. It also features Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in lead roles. "I just loved Barfi," says Ileana.

Giving more details, she says, "Because Anurag gave me a lot of space and the film helped me to hone my skills. It is a great movie which is a cocktail of various human emotions."

*News From (IndiaGlitz [September 06, 2012])

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