Birthday special: I, Enthiran, Anniyan – Director Shankar’s 5 best films!
As the auteur celebrates his 52nd birthday, Bollywoodlife brings you 5 films of Shankar which depicts his best work
Born on August 17, 1963, in the small town of Kumbakonam, Shanmugam Shankar graduated as a Mechanical Engineer. The ace director got his first break as script writer when producer SA Chandrasekhar spotted his talent by watching one of his stage plays. After assisting many filmmakers, Shankar got his big opportunity in 1993, when he made his directorial debut with Gentleman, which became a blockbuster hit. Shanmugam Shankar also won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for Gentleman. Click here to read more
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Ai is a spectacular movie!
The Hollywood veteran would be flying down to Chennai for grand audio launch of Ai on September 15
A whole generation of movie buffs were raised watching mind blowing action flicks of Hollywood’s favourite muscle man Arnold Schwarzenegger. Be it Terminator or Predator or The Expendables, the ageing star has never failed to enthrall us. How would you feel if the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger comes to Chennai to promote a Tamil film? Click here to read more
Mahesh Babu: I’m not doing any film with Shankar!
The Aagadu actor refutes rumours of signing a film with Enthiran director
It is beyond any doubt that Mahesh Babu is the hottest property of Tollywood, with whom every filmmaker dreams of working. After Mani Ratnam showed keen interest in casting 1:Nenokkadine star, it was rumoured that ace director Shankar is planning to rope in Mahesh Babu for his next venture. Click here to read more
Rajinikanth’s Lingaa shoot reaches climax!
The crew of Lingaa has been shooting non-stop in Shimoga
The shooting of superstar Rajinikanth’s Lingaa, which is currently taking place in Shimoga district of Karnataka, has reached its final stages of completion. Some important stunts sequences involving Hollywood stunt choreographer Lee Whitaker are currently being shot. Click here to read more
Who leaked Vikram’s Ai teaser?
One of the producer’s close aides was the brain behind the sensational leak of the teaser
While the buzz around Chiyaan Vikram’s sci fi flick, Ai, is slowly building towards its prime, the makers of the film had to deal with a serious case of piracy when a video copy of teaser was leaked on the internet. The leaked teaser was of very poor quality, and some believed that it was intentionally released by the makers for generating a hype around the film. Click here to read more
OMG! Vikram’s Ai teaser leaked!
A poor quality copy of Ai‘s teaser has hit online, creating headache for director Shankar and his team
Vikram-Amy Jackson starrer, Ai, has got everything going for it from director Shankar’s magnificent direction to ARRahman’s splendid tunes which fans are waiting to hear. With just a fortnight left before the music launch, a poor copy of film’s teaser has gone viral and has become quite a rage in social media. Click here to read more
Kamal Haasan’s Viswaroopam 2 to clash with Ajith’s Thala 55?
The sequel to 2012 blockbuster is expected to release on November 2014
The second half of 2014 looks packed with all the big films gearing up for release. And we know how much our Kollywood stars love the festive season and would leave no stone unturned to find the perfect slot for releasing their film with festivals around the corner. It has already been widely discussed how Vijay would be taking on Vikram and Vishal at the box office this Diwali. And it looks like an another big clash is brewing up this November as Kamal Haasan and Ajith are expected to be locked in an epic standoff at the box office. Click here to read more
Ai producer Aascar Ravichandran bowled over by Vikram’s commitment!
The ace producer sings praise for Chiyaan Vikram as he patiently shot for Ai for nearly two years
Ace producer Aascar Ravichandran is in awe of actor Vikram’s commitment in upcoming Tamil action-thriller Ai, for which the latter has spent over two years shooting without ever complaining about the time invested. Click here to read more
Vijay’s Kaththi clashes with Vikram’s Ai and Vishal’s Poojai this Diwali!Kollywood is abuzz with three big films are gearing up for Diwali release`
Festival releases have always been Kollywood’s sure shot formula for box office success. Be it Pongal, Tamil New Year or Diwali, the filmmakers never miss a chance to cash in on the general jolly mood of the masses. Diwali is Tamil industry’s favourite with big films lined up against one another, superstars battling against each other for super stardom. Click here to read more
Vikram turns insomniac to avoid cardiac arrest!
Rumours claim Shankar’s magnum opus Ai starring Chiyaan Vikram is about a boxer’s revenge
When versatile actor Vikram joined hands with visionary director Shankar for Ai, fans celebrated as coming together of two stalwarts in their respective crafts can be nothing short of spectacular. With the shooting wrapped up, Shankar is busy with post production of Ai. And the gossip mongers are working overtime as a big scoop on Ai has just hit the internet. Click here to read more
Samantha to play double role in Vikram’s next
The pretty lass who is currently trending in Kollywood is excited for her dual role in Vijay Milton’s Paththu Ennarathukulla
Samantha Ruth Prabhu is the current favourite of Tamil filmmakers. The Neethane En Ponvasantham star has her hands full with three big big budget K-town projects with Vijay, Suriya and Vikram in her kitty. Now the bubbly Sam has one more reason to be excited about the way her career is panning in Kollywood. Click here to read more
Amy Jackson to work with Nayantara and Surya?
The Ekk Deewana Tha actor’s Bollywood career might not have taken off but she’s certainly doing well down South
A little birdie tells us that Amy Jackson has been offered Surya’s next film! Well, sheer luck, contacts or err… acting skills, Amy sure knows how to bag good projects. We hear that Venkat Prabhu has approached her for his next movie which stars Surya. Click here to read more
Who is Vikram’s heroine in his next flick?
Vikram and Samantha to come together for Vijay Milton’s Idam Maari Irangiyavan
Chiyaan Vikram, known for his choice of roles, will be teaming up with the Neethane en ponvasantham damsel Samantha for the very first time. Vikram is said to join the crew of the film soon as the shooting is about to commence from May 26th. Click here to read more
Vikram goes bald for Ai?
The actor was seen sporting a clean shaved head at the recent centenary celebrations of Indian cinema in Chennai
Vikram will be seen in more than one look in Shankar’s magnum opus Ai is known to all. Now it is learnt that the actor will appear bald in some portions of the movie. Click here to read more