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27-Apr-2017 Chennai

‘Baahubali 2' mints over $3 mn in bookings in US

S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" has stirred a box office storm even before release. In the US, the film has already minted over $3 million from pre-sales of tickets, according to distributor Great India Films."We have passed $3 million...

26-Apr-2017 Hyderabad

K. Vishwanath's 12 handpicked films to be released as a disc

Actor Pawan Kalyan and filmmaker Trivikram on Wednesday announced they will facilitate the release of 12 handpicked moviesof veteran filmmaker K. Vishwanath as a limited edition disc in honour of his Dada Saheb Phalke Award.Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram met and...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Difficult to produce another talent like Vishwanath : Kamal Haasan

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has done two of his best films "Swathi Muthayam" and "Sagar Sangamam" with K. Vishwanath, says that the film industry won't produce another talent like the Dada Saheb Phalke award winner."In the future people might think that I am exaggerating...

25-Apr-2017 Chennai

Huge fan of southern cinema : Freddy Daruwala

Freddy Daruwala, who is making his Telugu debut with Ravi Teja starrer "Touch Chesi Chudu", says he has always been a huge fan of southern cinema for its overall "paisa vasool" entertainment factor.Thrilled about his southern sojourn, he said he can't wait...

23-Apr-2017 Chennai

Prabhas's next film titled ‘Saaho'

The makers of actor Prabhass next film announced on Sunday that the film has been titled "Saaho", and it will be made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.In an official statement, UV Creations, makers of the film, announced that after playing the title role in "Baahubali"...

23-Apr-2017 Chennai

Mohanlal revisits ancestral home after three decades

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal turned nostalgic after paying a visit to his ancestral home after over three decades."A revisit to my ancestral home, Elanthoor Punnakkal after 32 years. While sitting on the veranda reminiscing those nostalgic memories," Mohanlal...

23-Apr-2017 Chennai

Was fascinated by superheroes as a kid : Prabhas

Actor Prabhas, ahead of the release of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" in which he plays a superhero-like character, says he grew up as a fan of popular superheroes such as He-Man and Superman."Even though I was very fond of superheroes such as He-Man and Superman...

23-Apr-2017 Chennai

Regina excited about ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna'

Actress Regina Cassandra, who has teamed up with debutant Dileep Prakash in the upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual "Hare Rama Hare Krishna", says she didnt have any qualms about working with a newcomer as the script got her excited."It's a script with difference....

22-Apr-2017 Chennai

Blessed to have worked with Prabhudheva : Sayyeshaa

Actress Sayyeshaa on Saturday said she considers herself blessed to have worked with choreographer-filmmaker Prabhudheva in her upcoming Tamil directorial debut "Vanamagan".Prabhudheva was roped in to choreograph Sayyeshaa's introduction song 'Damn Damn' in...

21-Apr-2017 Chennai

Regret to have made hurtful comments : 'Baahubali' actor Sathyaraj

Actor Sathyaraj on Friday expressed the deepest regret over comments he made against Kannadigas nine years ago during the Cauvery row and appealed for the smooth release of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" in Karnataka.Over the last week, Pro-Kannada organisations...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

'Baahubali 2...' team off to Dubai to promote film

The cast and crew of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion " including actors Prabhas, Rana Daggubatti and Anushka Shetty along with director S.S. Rajamouli will be descending upon Dubai to unveil the film in a promotional event on April 25 at Roxy Cinemas, City...

20-Apr-2017 Bengaluru

Please don't target us : S.S Rajamouli on Karnataka issue

Filmmaker S.S Rajamouli on Thursday requested to the people that "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", slated for release on April 28, should not be targeted for some comments made by actor Sathyaraj nine years ago.Following some allegedly inflammatory comments made...

20-Apr-2017 Chennai

Samantha Ruth Prabhu's new hobby is Silambam

Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu on Thursday said she has started learning Silambam, a weapon-based ancient martial arts originating from Tamil Nadu. She said it's her new hobby."Because I like a challenge. New hobby. Silambam. Can't wait to get better at this,"...

20-Apr-2017 Chennai

Excited to team up with Radha Mohan again : Arulnithi

Actor Arulnithi, who has worked with director Radha Mohan in upcoming Tamil film "Brindavanam", says he excited to be teaming up with him again for a yet-untitled romantic thriller in the language."We mutually respect each other and the comfort levels we share....

19-Apr-2017 Chennai

Prabhas's next to see major spend on action sequences

Actor Prabhas, who awaits the release of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", will next be seen in a yet-untitled full-length multi-lingual actioner. The film's director Sujeeth says major chunk of the film's budget will be used on action sequences."The scale on...

19-Apr-2017 Chennai

'Gautham Nanda' team wraps up Dubai schedule

Director Sampath Nandi said on Wednesday he had successfully completed the Dubai schedule of upcoming Telugu action entertainer "Gautham Nanda", which stars Gopichand in the lead."Just landed in Hyderabad. Wrapped up Dubai schedule. We shot the intro song of...

18-Apr-2017 Chennai

Rajinikanth wishes Sachin Tendulkar for biopic

Superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday extended his wishes to former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for his upcoming biographical documentary "Sachin: A Billion Dreams"."Dear Sachin. My best wishes for the success of aSachin: A Billion Dreams'. God bless," Rajinikanth...

18-Apr-2017 Chennai

S.S. Rajamouli emotional on last working day of ‘Baahubali'

Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli on Tuesday said he was smiling with joy as well as wincing with pain as the curtains came down finally on the filming of his forthcoming magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion"."Last working day. Hopefully. What a journey. What an experience....

17-Apr-2017 Chennai

Shooting without mobile was good : Rathnavelu

Well-known cinematographer Rathnavelu on Monday said challenging as it was to shoot without mobile coverage for an upcoming yet-untitled Telugu film, there was something good about the experience.Rathnavelu is currently working on Ram Charan's project with director...

17-Apr-2017 Chennai

Vijay goes clean shaven for next film

Tamil superstar Vijay, who plays a triple role in his next yet-untitled Tamil outing, will be seen in a clean shaven avatar in one of the characters.A leaked image from the film featuring Vijay in a clean shaven look went viral on Sunday night."In the ongoing...

17-Apr-2017 Chennai

Arun Vijay's next based on real-life incident

Director Magizh Thirumeni, who has reunited with actor Arun Vijay after five years for upcoming Tamil crime thriller, says the yet-untitled project will be based on a real-life incident and will explore the root of a crime."I'm trying something new this time....

17-Apr-2017 Chennai

Busy work life keeps me grounded : Mehreen Pirzada

Actress Mehreen Pirzada, last seen in Anushka Sharma's "Phillauri", says busy work life keeps her grounded and makes her respect what she has achieved so far in her career.With nearly half a dozen projects in her kitty currently including Telugu films "Raja...

16-Apr-2017 Chennai

Nothing melodramatic about ‘Brindavanam': Arulnithi

Actor Arulnithi says there is nothing melodramatic about his upcoming Tamil film "Brindavanam" in which he plays a deaf and mute character."It's not going to be a very emotional film just because I play a deaf and mute character. It will have its emotional...

15-Apr-2017 Chennai

Want to dedicate 'Karuppu Raja Vella Raja' to Subhash : Prabhudheva

Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva says he would like to dedicate his upcoming Tamil directorial "Karuppu Raja Vella Raja", which stars Karthi and Vishal in the lead, to the film's late writer and his friend K. Subhash.The film marks Prabhudheva's return to direction to Tamil...

15-Apr-2017 Chennai

'Power Paandi' will work across languages : Subramaniam Siva

Dhanush's Tamil directorial debut "Power Paandi", which released earlier this week, is set to be remade in Telugu. Director Subramaniam Siva says the film's subject will work across languages."The story is such that it will appeal to audiences across the board....

14-Apr-2017

'Power Paandi': Heart-tugging story of self-exploration

"Power Paandi" marks the directorial debut of Dhanush, and the most fascinating aspect of the film is its older protagonist, a 64-year-old former stuntman (played by Raj Kiran), on a journey of self-exploration to live life on his own terms.It's refreshing...

13-Apr-2017 Mumbai

'Baahubali' was possible because of Prabhas : S.S. Rajamouli

Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli says a magnum opus like the two-part "Baahubali" could be possible thanks to an actor like Prabhas, who has dedicated so much time to the project.Rajamouli was at an event here for the IMAX poster launch of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion"...

13-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Arnold Schwarzenegger sets the bar high for action : Vidyut Jammwal

Bollywood's action star Vidyut Jammwal, who is looking forward to watch Arnold Schwarzenegger's next movie "Aftermath", says the Hollywood star has always set the bar for daredevilry in films high."Schwarzenegger has always been someone who has set the bar so high...

12-Apr-2017 Mumbai

'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' IMAX poster unveiled

A poster of filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" in IMAX formet was unveiled here on Wednesday ahead of the movie's worldwide release on April 28.The poster was unveiled here in the presence of director Rajamouli, cinematographer...

12-Apr-2017 Mumbai

'Baahubali 2' makers lock distributor for overseas market

The makers of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" have locked Cinestaan AA Distributors to release the Hindi version of the cinematic spectacle in the US, Britain, Australia and New Zealand markets.Cinestaan AA Distributors is a joint venture between Cinestaan...

12-Apr-2017 Chennai

When Sayyeshaa stunned Prabhudheva with her moves

Actress Sayyeshaa, who will be working with actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva in his upcoming Tamil directorial "Karuppu Raja Vella Raja", stunned the popular choreographer with her moves on the sets of "Vanamagan".A forest-based action-drama, the upcoming "Vanamagan"...

12-Apr-2017 Hyderabad

Playing myself was new experience : Sai Dharam Tej

Telugu actor Sai Dharam Tej, who is seen playing himself in the web series "Nenu Mee Kalyan", says it was a new experience for him.Talking about his experience while shooting, Sai said in a statement: "This has been a different experience altogether. Plus,...

12-Apr-2017 Chennai

Samantha not playing visually impaired character

Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu is not playing a visually impaired character in her upcoming yet-untitled Telugu project co-starring Ram Charan."Rumours doing the rounds that Samantha plays a blind character in Ram Charan's film is totally false and baseless,"...

11-Apr-2017 Chennai

Feels like first day at school: Khushbu on new film

Actress Khushbu Sundar, who has commenced shooting for Pawan Kalyan's yet-untitled Telugu project, says it feels like first day at school with lot of unlearning and learning."Good morning from Hyderabad. I start shooting for Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram film from...

11-Apr-2017 Chennai

Dhanush back on 'Vada Chennai' set

Actor-filmmaker Dhanush on Tuesday said he has resumed the shoot of National Award winning filmmaker Vetrimaaran's upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Vada Chennai"."With two days to go for 'Power Paandi' release, resuming 'Vada Chennai' shoot from today. Blazing sun, sea,...

10-Apr-2017 Chennai

Like to challenge myself with different roles : Catherine Tresa

Actress Catherine Tresa says she likes to do roles that push her potential as an artist and proof of it is her character of a village girl in Tamil forest-based actioner "Kadamban".Predominantly shot in the forest terrains, Catherine says the experience was...

10-Apr-2017 Chennai

Oviya's extended cameo in Vishnu Vishal's next

Actress Oviya has been roped in for an extended cameo in upcoming yet-untitled Tamil comedy starring Vishnu Vishal and Regina Cassandra, a source in the know has said."At the special request of hero Vishnu, she agreed to play an extended cameo. She will join...

10-Apr-2017 Chennai

Would love to work with dad : Akshara Haasan

Actress Akshara Haasan says she would love to work with her father Kamal Haasan, provided an interesting script comes along."I would love to work with my father but a suitable script should come our way. It should be something interesting for both of us to come...

10-Apr-2017 Chennai

Rajeev Ravi to make Telugu debut with Allu Arjun's next

National Award-winning cinematographer Rajeev Ravi, who has worked on films such as "Dev D" and "Udta Punjab", will be foraying into Telugu film industry with upcoming yet-untitled project starring Allu Arjun."Rajeev has been signed for the project. However,...

09-Apr-2017 Chennai

Would have dedicated seven years for 'Baahubali': Prabhas

Actor Prabhas on Sunday said he would have dedicated seven years - not just four years - of his life for S.S Rajamouli's "Baahubali" franchise without a second thought."For Rajamouli, I would have even spent more than four years on 'Baahubali'. I would have...

09-Apr-2017 Mumbai

S.S. Rajamouli garners three mn followers on Twitter

Director S.S. Rajamouli's social media account on Twitter garnered three million followers on Sunday. The "Baahubali" series helmer has thanked fans for treating him as their family member."Three million hearts... You loved me, praised me, supported me, criticised...

09-Apr-2017 Chennai

Ineya starts shooting for 'Appa' Malayalam remake : Samuthirakani

Actress Ineya, who has been brought in as replacement for actress Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar in "Aakasha Mitayee", has commenced shooting for the upcoming Malayalam drama.The film is the remake of last year's Tamil sleeper hit, "Appa", and it's being directed by...

08-Apr-2017 Chennai

Difficult to take pictures with every fan : Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth on Saturday called off his meeting with fans as he finds it very difficult to click pictures with every fan.The "Kabali" actor was supposed to meet his fans here between April 12 and 16."It's time consuming and difficult to take pictures...

08-Apr-2017

'Kaatru Veliyidai': Beautiful, but messy love saga

Every frame in Mani Ratnam's "Kaatru Veliyidai", his latest outing starring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari, is like a beautiful painting, dipped in colours that are irresistibly attractive and uplifting. Unlike most filmmakers, Ratnam uses these picturesque locations...

08-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Rajamouli all for re-release of 'Baahubali : The Beginning'

Director S.S. Rajamouli says it's a "fantastic idea" to re-release the original "Baahubali" saga a fortnight ahead of the second part.In an unprecedented marketing move, the distributors of the Hindi version of the original "Baahubali" saga have decided to release...

07-Apr-2017 Chennai

Excited about National Award win for '24': Suriya

Actor Suriya on Friday said he is really excited about the National Awards for his critically acclaimed Tamil science fiction action thriller "24", which pocketed two awards at the 64th National Film Awards."24" won awards for Best Production Design for Amit...

07-Apr-2017 Chennai

Tamannaah Bhatia releases first look of 'Sketch'

Actress Tamannaah Bhatia on Friday unveiled the first look of her upcoming Tamil film "Sketch" which also stars Vikram in the lead.Tamannaah shared the film's poster via her Twitter page.Being directed by Vijay Chandar, the film is currently being shot and its...

07-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Glad to make comeback with Majid Majidi's film : G.V. Sharada

Veteran southern actress G.V. Sharada, who is returning to face the arc lights after 15 years, is glad to make her comeback with renowned international filmmaker Majid Majidi's "Beyond The Clouds".Sharada, who hails from the family of Gubbi Veeranna, pioneer...

07-Apr-2017 Chennai

Southern film industry bags 18 National Film Awards

Southern films figured prominently at the 64th National Film Awards announced on Friday with "Pellichoopulu", "Puli Murugan", "Joker" and "24" bagging top honours.The six industries of the south -- Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tulu and Konkani -- bagged...

06-Apr-2017

" PATEL S.I.R " reaches 2 Million Viewers in SOCIAL MEDIA "

Jagapati Babu Versatile actor in the South is coming back as angry man with " PATEL S.I.R".The make up of the JB remembers us the get up of Sr.Bachanan in the film " Shahenshan" which was the Super Hit .The Transformation of JB for  the film " PATEL S.I.R...

06-Apr-2017 Chennai

Shruti Haasan taking fighting lessons for 'Sanghamitra'

Actress Shruti Haasan has started taking fighting lessons for her role in filmmaker Sundar C's mega budget Tamil historic drama "Sanghamitra"."And it begins! Fight training for 'Sanghamitra' with the awesome Timklotzklotz," Shruti tweeted on Thursday.She also...

06-Apr-2017 Chennai

Didn't foresee my long journey as a filmmaker : Mani Ratnam

National Award winning filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who has been successfully making films for over three decades, says he couldn't predict his journey in the industry as he had not planned it in the first place. But he says of surviving is to keep up with the times.Having...

06-Apr-2017 Chennai

Ravi Teja's 'Raja The Great' to be shot in Darjeeling

Actor Ravi Teja's upcoming Telugu drama "Raja The Great", which went on the floors in Hyderabad earlier this week, will next head to Darjeeling for a two-week schedule."After wrapping up the initial portion in Hyderabad, the team will head to Darjeeling where...

05-Apr-2017

Vidisha Srivastava's Exclusive interview in 5 Dariya News

Vidisha Srivastava which can be better recognize as " daughter-in-law " of Shri Mohanlal in the film " Janta Garage" has a experience in the South Indian Industry of 11 years . This Exclusive Interview will give her experiences in the Film Industry.Q.1  Welcome...

05-Apr-2017 Chennai

G.V. Prakash in Tamil remake of 'Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada'

Actor-composer G.V. Prakash Kumar has confirmed he will star in the yet-untitled Tamil remake of last year's Telugu horror hit "Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada", and it will be directed by Ezhil."I'm teaming up with Ezhil sir for the first time. We are doing the remake...

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