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22-Aug-2017 Hyderabad

Chiranjeevi's next film titled 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy'

Megastar Chiranjeevi's upcoming Telugu film has been titled "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy", it was announced on Tuesday on the occasion of his birthday.The title logo and motion poster of the film was released by filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli here at an event on the special...

22-Aug-2017 Chennai

I'm very choosy about the work I do: Vivek Oberoi

Vivek Oberoi, who has been acting for over 15 years and has been a part of memorable films such as "Company", "Saathiya" and "Rakht Charitra", says he is choosy about the work he does as he likes to distribute his time between family and his philanthropical...

22-Aug-2017 Chennai

Had no qualms about lip-lock in 'Arjun Reddy': Vijay Deverakonda

Actor Vijay Deverakonda says he didn't have any uncertainty about the lip-lock sequence in his forthcoming Telugu romantic drama "Arjun Reddy" as it was very essential from the story's point of view.The makers have used the lip-lock scene as a marketing ploy...

21-Aug-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Malayalam director's new film has American soccer as backdrop

Award winning filmmaker Rajeevnath says his next film has American soccer as the backdrop.The director told IANS that the shoot begins next month in Washington DC and it will be shot in a month.Another highlight of the film is that it will feature five of...

21-Aug-2017 Chennai

Project with brother may happen next year : Dhanush

Actor Dhanush, currently basking in the success of Tamil action-drama "VIP 2", says he may reunite with his filmmaker brother Selvaraghavan next year for a project.They had previously worked together in Tamil films "Kadhal Kondein", "Pudhupettai" and "Mayakkam...

21-Aug-2017 Chennai

'Anando Brahma' to be remade in multiple languages

Director Mahi Raghav says remake talks have been initiated for the remake of his latest Telugu release "Anando Brahma", a horror comedy which stars Taapsee Pannu in the lead, in multiple languages."The film is doing extremely well. We are very pleased with the...

21-Aug-2017 Chennai

Gained 20 kg for 'Okkadu Migiladu': Manchu Manoj

Actor Manchu Manoj, who will be seen playing a Sri Lankan leader in his upcoming Telugu-Tamil bilingual "Okkadu Migiladu", gained 20 kg to play his part and later shed 10 kg to play a role in another film."The role of the Sri Lankan leader required me to look...

21-Aug-2017 Chennai

Nikesha Patel lands cameo in 'Bhaskar Oru Rascal'

Actress Nikesha Patel has landed a cameo in upcoming Tamil film "Bhaskar Oru Rascal", a remake of Malayalam film "Bhaskar The Rascal"."She plays an actress in the film. It's an important cameo which was played by Isha Talwar in the original. Nikesha joined the...

20-Aug-2017

'Anando Brahma': Refreshing horror-comedy

Mahi Raghav made a noticeable debut with the slice-of-life campus drama "Paathshala" a few years ago, and it was not a film you could easily write off. It marked the arrival of a sensible filmmaker, who was desperate to break the monotony and give audiences...

19-Aug-2017

'VIP 2 (Lalkar)': What's Kajol doing in a film as silly as this?

Confession time. I haven't seen the first "VIP" film. And after seeing the follow-up, I swear on my favourite Dada Kondke feature, I will never touch anything with a VIP in it, not even the suitcase.More confession. "VIP 2" is not a film. It is an abomination....

19-Aug-2017 Chennai

Didn't mind shaving head for 'Kodi Veeran' : Poorna

Actress Poorna says she didn't have any qualms about shaving her head for the sake of her character in upcoming Tamil film "Kodi Veeran".She is confident the role will earn her recognition."I'm getting to do something different and I'm sure the role will be...

19-Aug-2017 Chennai

Not taking a break after marriage : Priyamani

Southern film actress Priyamani, who is set to enter wedlock with Mustufa Raj on August 23, says she has no plans of taking a break from work and will return to face the arc lights two days after her marriage.Priya and Mustufa will have a registered marriage...

19-Aug-2017 Chennai

Would love to direct 'VIP 3' : Soundarya Rajinikanth

Basking in the success of Dhanush starrer "VIP 2", director Soundarya Rajinikanth says she would love to direct the planned third part in the "VIP" franchise.At the success meet of "VIP 2" earlier this week here, Dhanush confirmed "VIP 3" is on the cards.However,...

18-Aug-2017 Hyderabad

Prabhas joins the sets of 'Saaho'

After spending five years of his career on the "Baahubali" franchise, actor Prabhas has now joined the upcoming multi-lingual action film "Saaho"."He has finally joined the sets of 'Saaho' from today. He will shoot non-stop for the next three weeks. He is...

18-Aug-2017 Chennai

Vijay's 'Mersal' gets Twitter emoji

Tamil superstar Vijay's upcoming Tamil action film "Mersal" will be the first south Indian film to get an emoji on Twitter.Vijay announced the news on his Twitter account on Friday."'Mersal' emoji from tomorrow. All the songs to have the emoji as well," Vijay...

18-Aug-2017

'VIP 2: Lalkar': High on drama, low on emotions

This film suffers from sequel fatigue but unlike its prequel, this is not really an underdog story.Taking off from where it left in its prequel, the 2014 released "VIP", it is the tale of the jobless, yet conscientious engineer, Raghuvaran (Dhanush).He is...

18-Aug-2017 Chennai

Challenging to make space film within commercial set up : Shakti Rajan

Director Shakti Soundar Rajan, who is currently busy with the post-production work on Tamil cinema's first space film "Tik Tik Tik", says it was challenging for him to explore the genre within the commercial cinema format."In this genre, to crack a story that...

18-Aug-2017 Chennai

Tamil lyricist Madhan Karky pens first Telugu song

Known for penning popular Tamil songs such as "Enamo Aedho", "Ladio" and "Mei Nigara", popular lyricist Madhan Karky on Friday said that he has written his first Telugu song for upcoming Mahesh Babu starrer "Spyder"."Penned my first Telugu song for ‘Spyder'....

18-Aug-2017 Chennai

No clarity yet on release of Nenjam Marappathillai'

Filmmaker Selvaraghavan on Friday said he is still unsure about the release of his highly anticipated Tamil horror-thriller "Nenjam Marappathillai", which was originally scheduled to hit the screens last year."Deeply touched by all your queries about release of...

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Ajith's charisma is mind-blowing : Dhanush

Actor Dhanush has praised southern star Ajith, saying his charisma in the upcoming film "Vivegam" is mind blowing."Amazing 'Vivegam' trailer. Ajith sir's charisma is mind blowing. Can't wait. Max rage," Dhanush tweeted on Thursday.Directed by Siva, "Vivegam"...

17-Aug-2017 Chennai

Would like to spread positivity through cinema : Dhanush

From a reluctant actor to a multi-faceted artist, Dhanush has come a long way in his 17-year-old career. Basking in the success of his latest Tamil release "VIP 2", he says he would like to spread positivity, love and hope through his movies.Dhanush recalls:...

16-Aug-2017 Chennai

'VIP 3' definitely on the cards: Dhanush

Actor Dhanush on Wednesday confirmed the third part in the "VIP" franchise is on the cards and that he will return to act in it.Basking in the success of "VIP 2", Dhanush at the success meet event here said the third part is in the offing."We will definitely...

14-Aug-2017 Chennai

Taapsee Pannu very sensible, passionate actor : Mahi Raghav

Filmmaker Mahi Raghav, who originally didn't expect Taapsee Pannu to sign his forthcoming Telugu horror comedy "Anando Brahma", says he finds her to be a very sensible and passionate actor."When I had pitched the story, 'Pink' had not released and I was hopeful...

14-Aug-2017 Hyderabad

Mahesh Babu's 25th film launched

Superstar Mahesh Babu's yet-untitled Telugu film, to be directed by Vamshi Paidipally, was launched here on Monday.The project, Mahesh's 25th film, will mark his first time collaboration with director Vamshi.The film is being jointly bankrolled by Dil Raju and...

14-Aug-2017 Chennai

'Lie' wouldn't have been possible without Arjun : Nithiin

Actor Nithiin is buoyed by the success of Telugu action-thriller "Lie" and says the film wouldn't have been possible if Tamil star Arjun hadn't agreed to play the antagonist.Although Arjun had starred in a few Telugu films, this was the first time he played...

13-Jul-2017 Hyderabad

Jagapati Babu film " Patel Sir " Releasing on 14'th

Most awaited  Jagapati Babu  film  " Patel Sir " is getting released on 14'th July 2017. The film is been directed by debut Director Vasu Parimi and Produced by Rajini Kurapati . Jagapati Babu steals the show through his dialogue " Call me...

10-Jul-2017 Mumbai

Prabhas nostalgic on two years of 'Bahubali : The Beginning'

Actor Prabhas, who invested four years in the two-part "Bahubali" franchise, was on Monday nostalgic about the first film clocking two years. He says the team owes the success of the films to director S.S. Rajamouli.In a Facebook post, Prabhas wrote: "Today...

10-Jul-2017 Chennai

Junior NTR's character in 'Jai Lava Kusa' not stolen

Junior NTR's character in Telugu actioner "Jai Lava Kusa" is not stolen from an idea by filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, says the actor's publicist.In "Jai Lava Kusa", Junior NTR plays a character with a stutter. Puri has alleged that the character is based on his...

10-Jul-2017 Chennai

Two years of 'Bahubali': Lessons its success taught the industry

It's been two years since the release of the first part of S.S. Rajamouli's "Bahubali" franchise and there is so much to learn from its success, feel the next-gen filmmakers such as Chandoo Mondeti, Nag Ashwin and Sankalp Reddy.The success of "Bahubali" as...

10-Jul-2017 Chennai

Have slightly innovated with ‘Jawaan' : Sai Dharam Tej

Actor Sai Dharam Tej is kicked about the upcoming Telugu action-drama "Jawaan" because it gave him an opportunity to slightly innovate within the commercial space.The project marks the first-time collaboration between Tej and director B.V.S. Ravi."I'm really...

10-Jul-2017 Chennai

'Ninnu Kori' grosses over 25 cr in opening weekend

Actor Nani-starrer Telugu romantic drama "Ninnu Kori", which also stars Nivetha Thomas and Aadi Pinisetty, has grossed over Rs 25 crore in its opening weekend worldwide, according to trade sources.It's been a terrific weekend for 'Ninnu Kori' in cinemas. It...

10-Jul-2017 Chennai

Santhosh Sivan reunites with Mani Ratnam for sixth time

Cinematographer-filmmaker Santhosh Sivan will join hands with veteran filmmaker Mani Ratnam for the sixth time as they reunite for a yet-untitled Tamil project, a source said."Yes, Santhosh Sivan is on board Mani Ratnam sir's next film. It's going to be a bilingual but he is...

09-Jul-2017 Chennai

Acting with Rajinikanth a lifetime achievement : Samuthirakani

National Award-winning actor Samuthirakani considers sharing screen space with superstar Rajinikanth in the upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Kaala" as a lifetime achievement."When I finished the first shot with Rajini sir, I felt so proud about myself. It felt...

09-Jul-2017 Chennai

Selva to take Rajinikanth fandom to 'next level'

Actor-director Selva says his upcoming Tamil action-comedy "12-12-1950", a story about five Rajinikanth fans, will take the superstars fandom to the next level.The film's motion poster was released on Saturday."It's a story about five Rajinikanth fans and their journey....

09-Jul-2017 Chennai

'VIP' franchise will continue : Dhanush

Actor-filmmaker Dhanush, who awaits the release of upcoming Tamil action-comedy "VIP 2", directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth, says the franchise will continue with two more parts already planned."VIP 2", a sequel to 2014 Tamil blockbuster "VIP", is slated for release...

08-Jul-2017 Hyderabad

'Bigg Boss' an opportunity to explore myself : Jr NTR

Actor Junior NTR is excited about making his television debut with the Telugu version of widely popular reality television show "Bigg Boss". He says he sees this as an opportunity to explore himself."Bigg Boss" in Telugu is slated to go on air on July 16 on...

08-Jul-2017 Chennai

Vikram Kumar confirms launching Priyadarshan's daughter

Director Vikram Kumar, known for films such as "Manam" and "24", has confirmed that he is launching filmmaker Priyadarshan's daughter Kalyani in his upcoming yet-untitled Telugu project, starring Akkineni Akhil in the lead."I had worked as an assistant with Priyadarshan...

08-Jul-2017 Chennai

Manju Warrier yet to sign Arivazhagan's film

Filmmaker Arivazhagan has confirmed Malayalam actress Manju Warrier has given her nod for his next yet-untitled Tamil project. However, she is yet to officially sign on the dotted line."It's a women-centric action thriller. I couldn't think of anyone but Manju....

06-Jul-2017 Chennai

Nivetha, Telugu cinema's best find in recent times : Rana Daggubati

Actor Rana Daggubati feels Nivetha Thomas, whose film "Ninnu Kori" is slated to hit the screens worldwide on Friday, is Telugu cinemas best find in recent times.Rana attended a special screening of the film on Wednesday night.Post the screening, he tweeted:...

06-Jul-2017 Chennai

Rajinikanth's selfie video goes viral

A selfie video featuring superstar Rajinikanth, who is currently holidaying in the US, has gone viral on social media.In the video, Rajinikanth is seen self-recording and it is quite evident that it's his first time as he innocently asks his driver: "Is...

06-Jul-2017 Chennai

Sai Dharam Tej worked in 'Nakshatram' for free

Actor Sai Dharam Tej, who will be seen in a cameo in filmmaker Krishna Vamsi's upcoming Telugu action-thriller "Nakshatram", play his part for free out of his love and respect for the director."Since it was a cameo and was something that got Sai really excited,...

06-Jul-2017 Chennai

Sai Dharam Tej worked in 'Nakshatram' for free

Actor Sai Dharam Tej, who will be seen in a cameo in filmmaker Krishna Vamsi's upcoming Telugu action-thriller "Nakshatram", play his part for free out of his love and respect for the director."Since it was a cameo and was something that got Sai really excited,...

05-Jul-2017 Chennai

TN film chamber chief hopeful of positive outcome on tax row

A positive outcome can be expected soon from the ongoing protest against double taxation on film tickets, Abirami Ramanathan, President of Tamil Nadu Film Chamber of Commerce, said on Wednesday.Theatres across Tamil Nadu remained shut for the third day...

05-Jul-2017 Chennai

Taapsee's 'Anando Brahma' to release on August 18

The makers of Taapsee Pannu's upcoming Telugu film "Anando Brahma" announced on Wednesday that the multi-starrer horror-comedy will hit the theatres worldwide on August 18.The makers announced the release date in an official poster.The film will be Taapsee's...

05-Jul-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

New films of Mohanlal, son Pranav launched

New films -- "Odiyan" featuring superstar Mohanlal, and "Aadhi" featuring his 26-year-old son Pranav in the lead role -- were launched at a grand event here.The event was attended by people from the political and film circles.Mohanlal's film is being directed...

05-Jul-2017 Chennai

'2.o' team hopes India has more 3D screens for film's release

The team of megastar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction action drama "2.o" is hopeful of converting as many screens as possible into 3D for the release of the film, says Raju Mahalingam, creative head of Lyca Productions."2.o", a sequel to Rajinikanth's...

05-Jul-2017 Chennai

Double taxation on TN film industry will affect many : Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday said the Tamil Nadu government's decision to levy 30 per cent entertainment tax over and above the GST rate of 28 per cent will affect the livelihood of lakhs of people in the Tamil film industry."Keeping in mind the livelihood...

04-Jul-2017 New Delhi

My IIFA performance in New York will be special : A.R. Rahman

He has performed the world over, but Oscar winning Indian music composer A.R. Rahman says his show at the upcoming 18th IIFA celebrations will be "special" because it celebrates his musical journey of 25 years."It's special because of the way it's mounted....

04-Jul-2017 Chennai

Bigg Boss : Telugu 'Bigg Boss' to go on air on July 15

he Telugu version of reality TV show "Bigg Boss", which will mark the television debut of actor Junior NTR, will go on air on July 15, its makers announced on Tuesday.In a statement, it was confirmed that the first episode will be aired on July 15.The show...

04-Jul-2017 Chennai

Theatre strike continues in Tamil Nadu on 2nd day

Theatres across Tamil Nadu will continue to remain shut on Tuesday for the second consecutive day protesting against the state government's decision to levy 30 per cent entertainment tax over and above the 28 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST).The double taxation...

03-Jul-2017 Chennai

Filmmaking in TN made difficult deliberately : Kamal Haasan on GST

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Monday said filmmaking in Tamil Nadu has been made difficult deliberately following the government's decision to levy 30 per cent entertainment tax over and above the newly implemented GST.The Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into effect...

03-Jul-2017 Chennai

'Ninnu Kori' most emotional film in Nani's career : Shiva

Debutant director Shiva Nirvana says his Telugu romantic-drama "Ninnu Kori", slated for release on Friday, will be the most emotional film in its lead actor Nanis career.It's been Shiva's long time desire to work with Nani, and he has at different stages over...

03-Jul-2017 Chennai

Journalism lessons came handy for '...Garuda Vega' : Shraddha Das

Actress Shraddha Das says her journalism lessons in college helped her play her part of a news reporter with ease and to perfection in the upcoming Telugu action drama "PSV Garuda Vega".After playing a gangster in Praveen Sattaru's "Guntur Talkies", Shraddha...

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