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24-Jun-2017 Chennai

'Duvvada Jagannadham' mints Rs 33 crore on first day

Allu Arjun's Telugu action drama "Duvvada Jagannadham" aka "DJ" grossed Rs 33 crore on its opening day worldwide, its makers said on Saturday."This is one of the biggest openings for Allu Arjun. With Monday being a holiday, the film is expected to register...

24-Jun-2017

'Duvvada Jagannadham': Silly, predictable but fun

When you decide to watch Telugu commercial films, especially ones starring Allu Arjun and other stars in his league, it is said that one should leave logic and intellect behind and not nitpick.This formula applies to Harish Shankar's "Duvvada Jagannadham"...

23-Jun-2017 Chennai

Rana Daggubati's 'Nene Raju, Nene Mantri' trailer released

The trailer of Rana Daggubati, Kajal Aggarwal and Catherine Tresa starrer Telugu political drama "Nene Raju, Nene Mantri" was released on Friday.It reveals that this could easily be Rana's most commercial role yet.Talking about the trailer, the film's director...

23-Jun-2017 Chennai

My son is getting ready for acting debut : Ambika

Actress Ambika, who ruled the roost in the 1980s and 1990s in southern filmdom, says her son Ram Keshav is gearing up his acting debut."My son is getting ready. He could debut in Tamil or Malayalam. It's too early to divulge more information. I want to give...

23-Jun-2017 Chennai

Statue of Balachander in his honour : Vairamuthu

National Award winning lyricist Vairamuthu, who will be erecting a statue of late legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, says it will be to honour the latter's memory for his priceless contribution to Tamil filmdom.This could be the first statue to be erected for...

23-Jun-2017 Chennai

Will inform when I decide : Rajinikanth on political entry

Superstar Rajinikanth, who is rumoured to be planning a political entry soon, said he has been in discussions with political leaders and will announce when things are finalised.However, he didn't clarify the purpose and nature of his meetings with political leaders."I...

23-Jun-2017 Chennai

I'm what I am because of my mother : Sridevi

Actress Sridevi credits her upbringing and her mother for her successful career and everything that she has achieved so far.Asked about her relationship with her mother (Rajeswari), ahead of the release of her film "Mom", Sridevi said she credits her successful...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

Dream realised by working with Rahman : Sridevi

Bollywood actress Sridevi on Thursday said her dream to work with double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman was finally realised with her coming Hindi suspense drama "Mom"."When Ravi and I started working on the project, we felt it'd be nice to have Rahman on...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

I still feel like a newcomer : Sridevi

It's been 50 years since actress Sridevi started acting and she says she stills feels like a newcomer before the release of her film.Having made her acting debut at the age of three, the 53-year-old star awaits the release of her latest film "Mom"."I don't...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

Language won't be a barrier for Jhanvi's debut : Sridevi

Actress Sridevi on Thursday said language won't be a barrier for her 19-year-old daughter Jhanvi when it comes to her acting debut.Asked if she would let Jhanvi make her acting debut with a Tamil film, Sridevi told reporters: "I don't think language will be...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

Ronit Roy plays the baddie in 'Jai Lava Kusa'

"Udaan" and "Ugly" fame Ronit Roy has been roped in to play the antagonist in junior NTR starrer Telugu action drama "Jai Lava Kusa", a source said.The film will mark his Telugu debut."Ronit plays the villain. He has already started shooting and the team is...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Really challenging to make good commercial film : Harish Shankar

Filmmaker Harish Shankar, best known for delivering blockbuster Telugu films such as "Gabbar Singh" and "Subramanyam For Sale", believes it's really challenging to make a good commercial film."Writing and making commercial cinema is very challenging. You need...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Made 'AAA' as a fan of Simbu : Adhik Ravichandran

Director Adhik Ravichandran says he made forthcoming Tamil action-drama "Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan" aka "AAA" as a fan of its lead star Simbu and his efforts paid off."As a hardcore fan of Simbu, I'm well aware how his fans would like to see him on screen....

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Not doing any film with Vinayak : Rana Daggubati

Actor Rana Daggubati on Wednesday clarified he hasn't signed any new film with filmmaker V.V. Vinayak.Reacting to rumours that he is teaming up with Vinayak for his next, Rana tweeted: "No. Why make up what I'm doing next? I'm on Twitter and will update you...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

My son is the light of my life : Dhanush

Actor-filmmaker Dhanush on Wednesday said his younger son Linga, who turned seven on Wednesday, is the light of his life and is responsible for all the happiness in his life."Happy, happy birthday my baby Linga. Light of my life. Miss being next to you my love. Thank...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Working on 'DJ' has been fulfilling : Pooja Hegde

Actress Pooja Hegde, last seen in Ashutosh Gowarikers "Mohenjo Daro", says she had a fulfilling experience while working in the upcoming Telugu entertainer "Duvvada Jagannadham" aka "DJ"."I thoroughly enjoyed shooting for ‘DJ' and the experience has been very...

20-Jun-2017 Chennai

'Oopiri' earned me respect as a filmmaker : Vamsi Paidipally

Filmmaker Vamsi Paidipally says his critically-acclaimed bilingual drama "Oopiri", which won him his first Filmfare Award, earned him lot of respect and helped him find his inner happiness.At the 64th Filmfare Awards southern edition last week, Vamsi was awarded...

20-Jun-2017 Chennai

Surviva song sets new benchmark for Tamil music streaming

The first single "Surviva", released on Monday, from Ajith Kumars upcoming Tamil spy thriller "Vivegam" has set new benchmark in the music streaming space in Tamil filmdom.Released directly on Saavn, the music streaming portal, instead of Youtube, the song...

19-Jun-2017 Chennai

Proud, honoured to have worked with Kajal : Rana Daggubati

Actor Rana Daggubati on Monday said he is proud and honoured to have worked with Kajal Aggarwal in upcoming Telugu political drama "Nene Raju, Nene Mantri".Kajal turned 32 on Monday."Congrats Kajal Aggarwal on your 10 years in cinema and on reaching the milestone...

19-Jun-2017 Chennai

My kids are thrilled about my role in ‘Kaala' : Eswari Rao

Actress Eswari Rao is extremely tight-lipped about her character in superstar Rajinikanths upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Kaala", but she says her kids and family are thrilled for her."My kids are really happy for me and so is my family. They are thrilled that...

19-Jun-2017 Chennai

Ram Charan shoots amid tough conditions for ‘Rangasthalam'

Actor Ram Charan is braving tough conditions and shooting longer hours for upcoming Telugu rural-based romantic-drama "Rangasthalam", a source said."It has been the toughest schedule to shoot actually! The call times are all before sunrise and we are wrapping...

19-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

Aamir Khan, Dhanush, Junior NTR win at Sankarabharanam Awards

In the inaugural edition of Sankarabharanam Awards, actors Aamir Khan, Junior NTR and Dhanush have won top laurels, the organisers announced on Monday.The award ceremony will take place here on Tuesday.Sankarabharanam Awards, formed in honour of filmmaker...

19-Jun-2017 Chennai

Can't comment on Mahesh Babu's project : Pooja Hegde

Actress Pooja Hegde, who is rumoured to have been signed on for Mahesh Babu's next yet-untitled Telugu film, says she cannot comment about the project at the moment.Asked if the rumours are true, Pooja told IANS: "I can't comment on it at the moment."The project,...

18-Jun-2017 Chennai

'Nene Raju, Nene Mantri' is a very special film : Kajal Aggarwal

Actress Kajal Aggarwal, who has reunited with filmmaker Teja for upcoming Telugu political drama "Nene Raju, Nene Mantri", says it is a very special film in her career for many reasons."This is indeed a very special film for several reasons. First and foremost,...

18-Jun-2017 Chennai

Slovenia beckons 'Dhruva Natchathiram' team

The team of "Dhruva Natchathiram", directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, is heading to Slovenia to shoot the next schedule of their film from June 21, a source said."After shooting in the US and Coonoor, the team will shoot in Slovenia from June 21. This will...

18-Jun-2017 Chennai

First look of multi-starrer 'Naragasooran' released

The first look poster of Karthick Naren's upcoming trilingual suspense drama "Naragasooran", starring Arvind Swami, Indrajith Sukumaran, Sundeep Kishan and Shriya Saran, was unveiled on Sunday."'Naragasooran'. Dark and emotionally intense suspense drama....

18-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

R. Madhavan, Samantha win at Filmfare Awards South

R. Madhavan won the Best Actor for Tamil sports drama "Irudhi Suttru" while Samantha Ruth Prabhu bagged the Best Actress trophy for her role in Telugu romantic drama "A...Aa" for 2016 at a star-studded 64th Filmfare Awards southern edition.The best talents...

17-Jun-2017

'Maragatha Naanayam': Unimaginably entertaining

"Maragatha Naanayam", a whacked-out horror-comedy, entertains more than expected and that, believe it or not, is its biggest strength. As audience, when we walk in with such high expectations for certain films and walk out disappointed, we easily form a perception...

17-Jun-2017 Chennai

S.S Thaman thrilled to compose music for Bigg Boss Telugu

Popular southern composer S.S Thaman has been roped in to compose music for the title track of reality show Bigg Boss Telugu. He is sure that the track will make audiences go crazy."Just done scoring music for the title track of my dear brother junior NTR's...

17-Jun-2017 Chennai

Proud to associate with Niharika : Marrisetti Raghavayya

Producer Marrisetti Raghavayya says he is proud to associate with actress Niharika, grand niece of megastar Chiranjeevi, in his next yet-untitled Telugu project, to be directed by debutant Ravidurga Prasad."We are proud to associate with Niharika, who will be...

17-Jun-2017 Chennai

Playing a powerful role in my next film : Simran Bagga

Actress Simran Bagga says she has landed a powerful role in actor Sivakarthikeyan's next yet-untitled Tamil project and she is quite excited about the opportunity."I can't talk about my role. However, I can say it will be a powerful one and I will be seen throughout...

16-Jun-2017 Chennai

Won't touch dad's 'Agni Natchathiram': Gautham Karthik

Actor Gautham Karthik, basking in the success of his latest Tamil film "Rangoon", says he won't ever star in the remake of his father's most memorable yesteryear Tamil classic "Agni Natchathiram".The 27-year-old has won over audiences and critics with "Rangoon".Some...

16-Jun-2017 Chennai

Won't touch dad's 'Agni Natchathiram' : Gautham Karthik

Actor Gautham Karthik, basking in the success of his latest Tamil film "Rangoon", says he won't ever star in the remake of his father's most memorable yesteryear Tamil classic "Agni Natchathiram".The 27-year-old has won over audiences and critics with "Rangoon".Some...

15-Jun-2017 Chennai

Film with Dulquer won't be a bilingual : Ra. Karthik

Debutant director Ra. Karthik says his upcoming yet-untitled Tamil film with Malayalam heartthrob Dulquer Salmaan won't be made in another language.Reports surfaced that the film will be made in Tamil and Malayalam.Clarifying the rumours, Karthik told IANS: "No,...

15-Jun-2017 Chennai

Actor Rajasekhar's daughter may make Tamil debut with 'Kumki 2'

Veteran Telugu actor Rajasekhar's daughter Shivani is likely to make her acting debut with upcoming Tamil film "Kumki 2"."The makers are in talks with her and are most likely to sign her. She has even given a screen test. It's just a matter of a few more days...

15-Jun-2017 Chennai

Audio teaser of first single from 'Vivegam' released

The makers of Ajith Kumar-starrer upcoming Tamil action-thriller "Vivegam" released the audio teaser of the film's first single on Thursday.Composer Anirudh Ravichander shared the teaser of the single - titled Surviva - on his Twitter page.He further added...

14-Jun-2017 Chennai

Demand for 'Baahubali' superhero toys surprising : Uday Bhaskar

The popular characters Amarendra Baahubali and Bhallaladeva from S.S. Rajamouli's "Baahubali" franchise can now be brought home in the form of figurines. Uday Bhaskar, the brain behind the idea, sees them as Indian superheroes."We have always had toys based...

14-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

Allu Arjun's new film 'Naa Peru Surya' launched

Actor Allu Arjun's new Telugu film "Naa Peru Surya" -- with the tagline "Naa Illu India" -- was launched here on Wednesday.To be directed by Vakkantham Vamsi, the project marks his first time collaboration with Arjun.Tipped to be a patriotic action film, it...

14-Jun-2017 Chennai

Pooja Doshi fought fear of heights in 'Kaadhali'

Actress Pooja Doshi says she overcame her fear of heights with forthcoming Telugu romantic comedy "Kaadhali", slated to hit the screens on Friday.The film, which also stars Sai Ronak and Harish Kalyan, marks Pooja's acting debut.Talking about how she overcame...

13-Jun-2017 Chennai

Intrigued by the challenge: Junior NTR on Telugu 'Bigg Boss'

Actor Junior NTR, who is all set to host the Telugu version of reality show "Bigg Boss", says he accepted the offer because the challenge it comes with intrigued him."Television is one of the biggest mediums for entertainment. When I was approached to host...

13-Jun-2017 Chennai

'DJ' pushed me as writer and director : Harish Shankar

Filmmaker Harish Shankar says he has pushed himself as a director and writer with Allu Arjun starrer forthcoming Telugu action entertainer "Duvvada Jagannadham".The film is slated to hit the screens on June 23."'DJ' is that one special film for me where I pushed...

13-Jun-2017 Chennai

Don't have to prove anything to anybody : Vijay Sethupathi

Vijay Sethupathi, who currently has nearly half a dozen Tamil projects in his kitty, believes his purpose as an actor is to be sincere and passionate to the script and not worry about having to prove anything to anybody.His latest Tamil outing "96" was launched...

13-Jun-2017 Chennai

Huma Qureshi not paired with Rajinikanth in 'Kaala'

Actress Huma Qureshi, who is making her Tamil cinema debut with upcoming gangster drama "Kaala", will not be seen playing superstar Rajinikanth's heroine in the film, an informed source said."Huma is not playing Rajini sir's love interest in the film. Actress...

13-Jun-2017 Chennai

There's a 'Queen' in every Indian household : Parul Yadav

Actress Parul Yadav, who has started shooting for the Kannada remake of Vikas Bahl's "Queen", says the story of Rani Mehra needs to be told in every language because every girl in an Indian household can relate to it.Kangana Ranaut played Rani in "Queen", a...

13-Jun-2017 Chennai

Shruti Haasan screens 'Behen Hogi Teri' for father, friends

Actress Shruti Haasan screened her latest Hindi film "Behen Hogi Teri", in which she teamed up with actor Rajkummar Rao for the first time, for her father Kamal Haasan and some close friends."I was glad to show the film to dad and my close friends (on Monday)...

11-Jun-2017 Chennai

Chiranjeevi's twirled mustache look goes viral

Megastar Chiranjeevi has been spotted sporting a twirled mustache and his fans believe this look is for his upcoming Telugu film "Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy", Abased on the life of popular freedom fighter from Kurnool.On Saturday, Chiranjeevi attended a special...

11-Jun-2017 Chennai

Prabhudheva begins work on 'Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja'

Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva on Sunday said he is travelling to London to commence work on his upcoming Tamil film "Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja", starring Vishal and Karthi in the lead."To London with Harris (Jayaraj) for 'Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja'," Prabhudheva tweeted.Prabhudheva...

10-Jun-2017

'Rangoon': A familiar thriller with lots to like

There's so much to like about Gautham Karthik's "Rangoon", despite the familiar path it takes to narrate a story of friendship, betrayal and loss. This is the kind of film where you walk out with the feeling of having watched it before -- more than once -- but...

10-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

Neil Nitin Mukesh shooting for Telugu film 'Saaho'

Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, last seen on screen in an antagonist's role in southern project "Kaththi", will be seen as an antagonist again in upcoming Prabhas-starrer Telugu action thriller "Saaho"."And it begins. Day 1 of 'Saaho'," Neil tweeted on Friday night.In...

09-Jun-2017 Chennai

Samuthirakani may play the antagonist in Priyadarshan's next

Actor Samuthirakani, who was last seen playing the antagonist in Priyadarshan's Malayalam thriller "Oppam", might reunite with the filmmaker for his yet-untitled Tamil remake of Malayalam film "Maheshinte Prathikaaram"."Samuthirakani is in talks for the project....

08-Jun-2017 Chennai

Chiranjeevi bonds with yesteryear colleagues on China trip

Megastar Chiranjeevi, who has been out of the country for over a week, bonded with colleagues from yesteryear on a trip to China.Actress Radikaa Sarath Kumar, who was also part of the trip tweeted the pictures on Thursday."Unforgettable, memorable trip with friends...

08-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

'Magadheera' makers withdraw plagiarism case against 'Raabta'

Producers of Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal's Telugu movie "Magadheera" on Thursday morning withdrew a plagiarism case they slapped against the makers of Bollywood film "Raabta".During the case hearing, several differences were cited in the script and storyline...

08-Jun-2017 Chennai

Nana Patekar plays the antagonist in 'Kaala'

Actor Nana Patekar will be seen playing the main antagonist in superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Kaala", a source said."Nana ji plays a conniving, ruthless politician and he takes Rajinikanth head on. It's a very powerful role and audiences...

08-Jun-2017 Chennai

Prabhas's clean shaven look goes viral

A picture of "Baahubali" fame Prabhas in his clean shaven avatar has taken the internet by storm. Fans believe this could be his look for his upcoming Telugu actioner "Saaho".The picture, apparently clicked on a flight, features a Prabhas sporting shades,...

07-Jun-2017 Chennai

Amitabh Bachchan releases teaser of Dhanush's 'VIP 2'

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday released the teaser of actor Dhanush's upcoming Tamil action-drama "VIP 2" and wished him good luck."My friend, my co-star and my friend's son-in-law. Dhanush. His new film's trailer. All the best," Bachchan tweeted.The...

07-Jun-2017 Chennai

Turned producer to learn from mistakes : Vikram Prabhu

Actor Vikram Prabhu says he decided to don the producer's hat with upcoming Tamil actioner "Neruppuda" to avoid repeating the mistakes he committed while working in other projects so far in his career."I learnt a lot from my last few films. When I understood...

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