Tamil Nadu News
Kollywood demands memorial statue in remembrance of late K Balachander
The filmmaker recently passed away after suffering from major health related issues
The members of the Tamil Nadu Film Directors Union (TANTIS) have urged Tamil Nadu government to erect a statue in memory of legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, who passed away here last week.
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Hritika Roshan: The Roshan women are my superwomen
Actor Hrithik Roshan, who donned the superhero avatar in the Krrish franchise, doesn’t need a superwoman in real life
“I don’t think I need a superwoman in real life because I have my mother (Pinky), wife (Sussanne) and sister (Sunaina). Click here to read more
Hrithik Roshan wants to act in Tamil movies
Overwhelmed with the response to Krrish 3 in Tamil Nadu, the Bollywood heartthrob expressed his desire to do a Tamil film
Hritik Roshan is basking in the glory of the success of Krrish 3 and wants to return the appreciation that he has received by acting in Tamil movies. Click here to read more
Kushboo welcomes Madras High Court verdict on premarital sex!
The actor-politician has been a strident advocate of women’s rights and equality
A few years ago, Kushboo landed in the midst of a major controversy when she spoke in support of premarital sex. There were protests against her all over Tamil Nadu.Click here to read more
Kamal Haasan agrees to modify Vishwaroopam scenes, but film can’t release before February 6
Muslim groups pointed out four objectionable scenes in the controversial film, which Kamal Haasan has consented to delete
Veteran actor-director Kamal Haasan has agreed to modify his film Vishwaroopam following objections from certain Muslim organisations. “My Muslim brothers have written and to me and we have settled amicably. Click here to read more
Vishwaroopam release: Police stop screening after petrol bombs are hurled at theatres
Theatre owners who dared to screen Kamal Haasan’s controversial movie had to face the police’s wrath and bear the brunt of a few sections of the society
Kamal Haasan has no respite. Despite the Madras High Court lifting the ban on Vishwaroopam‘s release yesterday, the movie was not allowed to be screened in cinemas today. Click here to read more
Vishwaroopam ban: Kamal Haasan fed up and wants to leave the country for a more ‘secular’ place
The superstar is frustrated with the ban on his ambitious film Vishwaroopam and says the plot is not even about Indian Muslims
Kamal Haasan is just fed up. Even though the Madras High Court on January 29 lifted the ban on of Haasan’s controversial film Vishwaroopam, the Tamil Nadu government is objecting to it, saying that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has not given a correct rating. The censor board has hit back. The actor though can’t take it no more, and wants to leave the country to a more ‘secular‘ place. Click here to read more
Vishwaroopam ban: Amul hoarding tells the full story!
The controversy surrounding the release of Kamal Haasan’s latest film finds itself on an Amul ad
Amul has again hopped on to the bandwagon of one of the most-talked about issues in the country. Its new hoarding talks about the ongoing controversy around the release and content of Kamal Haasan’s latest thriller, Vishwaroopam. Click here to read more
Vishwaroopam ban hearing postponed by a day
The Madras High Court asks Kamal Haasan to go in for an out-of-court settlement
The Tamil and Telugu versions of Kamal Haasan’s ambitious film Vishwaroopam, which deals with the adversities of war, were scheduled to release January 25. Click here to read more
Move over Bollywood, south rules Indian entertainment
The four southern states together account for more than half of India’s 10,000 movie screens
Bollywood may hog the limelight but the quiet and industrious south Indian entertainment industry is the real growth driver for the Indian film industry and also the creative bellwether, given the sheer number of south Indian films remade in Hindi. That’s quite an achievement for a region accounting for just four of India’s 28 states – Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala – and a union territory, Pondicherry. These grand statements are not just narrow regionalism; they are borne out by a joint report on the south Indian industry compiled by the Federation of the Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and research firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India. Click here to read more
Rajinikanth is back!
Superstar Rajinikanth made his first public appearance after recovering from a kidney ailment, when he met Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. “I just came to donate Rs 10 lakh for cyclone Thane Relief Fund. This is my first meeting with her after I recovered,” he said.
And while at it, the Superstar decided to share some good news with his fans. “Very soon I would come on screen…” he said. The actor fell ill while shooting for his daughter Soundarya’s project Rana. Now, after more than six months he is reportedly on his way back to the sets, albeit not for Rana. Rajini sir will start work on Kochadaiyaan, a 3D movie and will return to Rana only after that. As long as you are hale, hearty and happy, we definitely don’t mind it. Welcome back, Rajini sir!Click here to read more
Rajinikanth’s birthday plan for December 12
Superstar, Rajinikanth turns 62 on December 12. While all his fans across the globe are eagerly waiting to wish the star, he plans a special gift to a lucky few
Rajinikanth does everything in style and his birthday plan is supposedly grander than it may seem. According to the rumours, Rajinikanth is eagerly waiting for December 12 not because it’s his birthday but because he plans to meet and greet with his fans in Tamil Nadu. Click here to read more
‘Dam999’ screenings banned in Tamil Nadu
The Sohan Roy film, Dam999 is banned in Tamil Nadu fearing a riot between Tamilians and Malayalees
Dam999 is rumoured to be based on the Mullaperiyar dam issue is a sore topic between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In order to maintain peace and order, the state government of Tamil Nadu banned screenings of the film with immediate effect. It is alleged that the movie is funded by Keralites and hence will portray a pro-Kerala stand in the Mullaperiyar dam case pending in the Supreme Court. Kerala and Tamil Nadu have been at loggerheads over the Mullaperiyar dam, built under an agreement signed in 1886 between the then maharaja of Travancore and the then British administration. Click here to read more