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  • | January 12th, 2015

    Kamal Haasan’s Uttama Villain trailer to release on Pongal

    Kamal Haasan’s Uttama Villain trailer to release on Pongal

    The director of the film revealed the news on his twitter account
    The much awaited trailer of Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil comedy drama Uttama Villain will be unveiled Jan 14 on the festive occasion of Pongal.
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  • | December 31st, 2014

    Director Shankar: Vikram’s hunchback avatar in I is not inspired from 300!

    Director Shankar: Vikram’s hunchback avatar in I is not inspired from 300!

    The Robot director opens up about one of Vikram’s characters in the upcoming magnum opus…
    Southern superstar Vikram has donned various looks for his upcoming film I, and the most talked among them is his beast avatar and the hunchback one. While Vikram cleared the airs about the beast avatar being only there for a song, the hunchback avatar seems to be there throughout the movie. Now speculations were rife that the hunchback avatar was inspired from the Hollywood flick 300, Click here to read more

  • | January 28th, 2013

    Vishwaroopam ban spells doom for distributors – viewers demand refund of ticket fare

    Vishwaroopam ban spells doom for distributors – viewers demand refund of ticket fare

    If not lifted soon, the ban on Kamal Haasan’s controversial film could end up with a Rs 30-crore loss
    The delay in the screening of Kamal Haasan‘s Rs 95 crore film Vishwaroopam in the wake of a ban after some groups tagged it as anti-Muslim is likely to result in an estimated loss of Rs 30 crore, say industry experts. Click here to read more

  • | December 26th, 2012

    Why has Samar’s release been postponed to Pongal?

    Why has Samar’s release been postponed to Pongal?

    Actor Vishal was expected to make a strong comeback with Tamil film Samar on December 28, but the release has been postponed to Pongal (January 14)
    Theeradha Vilayattu Pillai director Thiru Krishnamoorthy’s much awaited new film Samar, starring Vishal Krishna Reddy, Trisha Krishnan and Sunaina, has been postponed to Pongal next year (January 14, 2013). Click here to read more

  • | October 16th, 2012

    Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiyaan to be delayed?

    Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiyaan to be delayed?

    Contrary to expectations that Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiyaan will hit screens on his birthday, December 12, it is now being said the movie will release only in January next year
    Kochadaiyaan will be the biggest release of Pongal 2013, because it is unlikely to hit the theatres on December 12 this year. The post production work is consuming time,” sources said.  Click here to read more

  • | July 19th, 2012

    Is there a point to ‘Nanban’?

    Is there a point to ‘Nanban’?

    This past weekend, Cineswami was importuned to watch the latest Vijay vehicle Nanban, it being Sankranti/Pongal. Obviously, the whole world and its canine friend knows that the film is a remake of Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots and the same world dwellers and their barking brethren would have seen the Hindi film
    Apparently not, as our friends in Kollywood purchased the Tamil remake rights and entrusted the reins to Shankar, the biggest Indian director. Upon watching the film, the first thing that strikes you is how incredibly lazy it is. Apart from a few song picturisations, which themselves feel cut and pasted from past Shankar triumphs, there is absolutely nothing new in Nanban, if you have watched 3 Idiots that is. The plot is exactly the same, the dialogue appears to have been translated from the Hindi by a machine and what’s worse, for much of the film it’s a shot by shot rendering. Clearly, Shankar the director was on a break from making two Rajinikanth films back to back and having too good a time to put his own stamp on Nanban. Click here to read more

  • | January 16th, 2012

    Suriya-Hari team up for ‘Singam’ sequel?

    Suriya-Hari team up for ‘Singam’ sequel?

    Hari is happy to team up with with favourite actor, Suriya. And though he has revealed almost everything about the cast, there’s a tiny detail he refuses to comment on…
    After tasting success with films such as Aaru, Vel and Singam, director Hari and actor Suriya come together for the fourth time with a big budget action thriller that will be shot abroad. “An official announcement on our next project will be made after Pongal holidays. Anushka Shetty is set to play the heroine, while Santhanam will tickle the funny bone. Music will be composed by Devi Sri Prasad,” said Hari.
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  • | January 3rd, 2012

    Vijay, Ileana, Jeeva and Srikanth in NANBAN: stills

    Vijay, Ileana, Jeeva and Srikanth in NANBAN: stills

    Nanban is the Tamil remake of the hit Hindi film 3 Idiots
    Directed by S Shankar of Enthiran fame, Nanban stars Vijay, Ileana, Jeeva, Srikanth, and Sathyaraj in pivotal roles. The film is inspired by Chetan Bhagat’s book Five Point Someone which was adapted by Rajkumar Hirani in Hindi, with Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles. Boman Irani also had a pivotal role in the film, which went to break all box office records. It was produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Nanban is slated to release on Pongal (Saturday, January 14) and is already being touted as the next blockbuster down south. Let’s see if it manages to impress the southern fans of 3 Idiots! Click here to read more