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Katrina Kaif to star opposite Kamal Haasan?
The London born actor has indeed struck gold with all the big-budget film offers pouring in. Katrina Kaif is playing the lead in Kochadaiyaan opposite Rajinikanth, and now she has been approached for a role with Kamal Haasan
When Katrina Kaif entered Bollywood with a dud like Boom in 2003, she probably would not have thought that nine years down the line not only the kings of Bollywood but also south megastars will be vying for her attention. Click here to read more
Mamta Mohandas, happy birthday!
South Indian actor Mamta Mohandas turns 27 on Children’s Day
Mamta Mohandas was born on November 14, 1985. The actor and playback singer is sitting pretty, as she celebrates her 27th birthday today. For one thing, she’s had a line-up of big releases this year and has several current projects as well, especially in Malayalam. Her Tamil film Thadaiyara Thaakka also released this year. What’s more, she’s looking forward to her first wedding anniversary at the end of December! Click here to read more
Santosh Sivan talks about ‘Urumi’ and his passion for cinema
In an exclusive interview, the ace cinematographer speaks about his journey from behind the camera to before it, and about his recent directorial Urumi which has been selected for the Busan International Film Festival
Santosh Sivan is one of the few cinematographers in Indian cinema who have worked across borders and gained recognition on home soil as well as abroad. Not many know that the master craftsman began his journey as a painter, then moved on to still photography, from there to cinematography, then direction, and finally acted in a Malayalam film in which he played Raja Ravi Varma – the very painter who inspired him in the first place! Surreal. Sivan has won not one, not two, but 13 National Film Awards for various categories through his career. Unbelievable, but true. We talk to the maestro about his journey. Click here to read more
Nani engaged to Anjana – view pictures!
‘I am engaged’, tweeted the Naan Ee actor
Nani, one of the most eligible bachelors in the Southern film industry, will lose the tag soon. The actor, who hit the big league with the success of Naan Ee, is engaged. The actor tweeted on Sunday, “I am engaged . Dot. :)”. Click here to read more
Trisha shoots with Kushboo & Saroja Devi
The Mankatha actor tweeted how happy she was to have shot with the two legends
Having just finished a photo shoot with Telugu actor and close pal Rana Daggubatti for the cover of a film magazine, Trisha has again faced the camera – this time with two popular female actors. The Ghilli and Mankatha heroine shot with legendary actor B Saroja Devi and yesteryear’s heroine Kushboo recently and is very thrilled with the experience. Click here to read more
7aam Arivu box office: Beats Suriya’s own ‘Singam’
Suriya is on seventh heaven thanks to the collections of 7aam Arivu, despite the mixed reviews to the film
Tamil star Suriya is one happy man these days as his latest release 7aam Arivu has done good business and the actor says the film is a bigger grosser than Singam. “Singam was my biggest commercial hit but 7aam Arivu has collected that amount in the first 10 days itself,” said the actor adding that, “People across the world have seen it and responded overwhelmingly. Theatre owners told me that there were segments of audiences who returned to theatres after many years, just to see the film,” he said. Click here to read more
BILLA 2 Movie Review: Ajith all the way!
Billa 2, touted to be a prequel to Billa that hit screens in 2007, is a stylish, action-packed gangster flick made by Chakri Toleti
Ever since Billa 2 went on the floors, it had sent fans’ pulses racing and as the release drew closer, the hype just multiplied. Also, a lot was riding on Ajith after the success of his previous movie Mankatha. He has certainly justified the expectations. Click here to read more
Mahesh Babu to make Bollywood debut
The Dookudu star is all set to star in a Hindi thriller by Kuki Gulati
Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu, who just delivered a superhit in Dookudu, will be seen in a Bollywood film in 2012. Director Kuki Gulati of Prince fame has roped in the south Indian superstar for a thriller, reports a Mumbai tabloid. Incidentally, the title of Gulati’s directorial debut starring Vivek Oberoi is also Mahesh Babu’s nickname in the southern industry. Click here to read more
Bappi Lahiri to get naughty with Katy Perry down south!
The ace music director and singer, who loves to load his songs with lots of character, is all set to lend his voice to Naughty Raja Raja for the Tamil movie Karuppampatti
Bappi Lahiri and his signature style are all set to cause ripples down south. And buzz suggests that he will do it for the movie Karuppampatti being produced by Sundaram Pictures. Click here to read more
Veteran south Indian director KSR Doss passes away
Colleagues remember the great director and describe his death as a great loss
Well-known south Indian filmmaker-editor KSR. Doss, credited with successful movies in all southern languages, passed away in Chennai Friday evening. He was 75. He died at the Apollo Hospital where he was admitted for treatment of age-related health problems. Click here to read more
South actor Dilip passes away
Tamil actor Dilip passed away on May 25, 2012 in Mysore. He was 56. Dilip suffered from kidney failure and later had a heart attack. The actor made his debut in K Balachander’s Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu (1980). He was seen in several films in character roles. Some of his notable movies include Samsaram Adhu Minsaram, Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey and Solla Thudikuthu Manasu. He also starred in Rajinikanth‘s Valli (1993). Dilip is survived by wife Hema, son Maurya and daughter Bhavya. Our condolences to the family.
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OH MY FRIEND Movie Review: Siddharth and Shruti Haasan rock in a stale tale
Oh My Friend is watchable but be prepared for a predictable story line
After a gap of five years, actor Siddharth and producer Dil Raju have teamed up again in Oh My Friend. Earlier, Raju had produced Bommarillu, starring Siddharth and Genelia D’Souza, and it was a superhit. Naturally, this venture was running high on expectations and with Siddharth sharing screen space with his ex-girlfriend Shruti Haasan, the film had already generated a lot of hype, much before its release. Alas, a cliched plot fails to create interest in the film, but technical values and some powerful performances clearly hold the key. Click here to read more
Rajinikanth croons for Rahman in ‘Kochadaiyaan’
Superstar Rajinikanth crosses another milestone in his career. The star actor ventures into singing after almost two decades
Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiyaan is in the news again, and this time for the star’s experiment with his vocal chords for the film. The music for Kochadaiyaan is scored by the Oscar Award-winning composer AR Rahman. Rajini’s song was recently recorded in the studio under the music maestro’s guidance. Guess the 3D animation flick will be a double treat for Rajini’s fans. It’s not every day that a superstar picks up the mic for his fans. The last time Rajinikanth sang was for the film Mannan (1992) in which he lent his voice for Adikuthu kuliru. Click here to read more
AR Rahman composes two songs for Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam recently announced his big budget bilingual project, Kadal. The film is all set to hit the floors early next month and the maestro director has already completed two songs
Mani Ratnam is working with Oscar and Grammy Award-winning AR Rahman and lyricist Vairamuthu for the music of Kadal. While the film goes on floor only in March, two songs are already complete. Click here to read more
Sameera Reddy, Rahul Bose in ‘Viswaroopam’?
The two have signed on to play the female lead and the villain in Kamal Haasan’s ambitious project
It seems Kamal Haasan can finally go ahead with his ambitious project, Viswaroopam. The movie has had to cross several hurdles – director Selvaraghavan opted out of the movie due to personal commitments, then Sonakshi Sinha walked out due to date issues. He then approached Deepika Padukone who ostensibly refused due to a lack of dates, but she had already signed Rana opposite Kamal’s rival Rajinikanth. But now, if buzz is to be believed, everything is finally sorted out. Click here to read more