HindustanTimes Thu,24 Jul 2014


'Vaalu' trailer to be shown with Dhanush's next

The trailer of Tamil action drama 'Vaalu' will be screened with Dhanush's next film 'Vela Illa Pattathari' which releases this Friday. 'Vaalu' also stars Hansika Motwani and is directed by newcomer Vijay Chander.

Soumya excited about her romantic number in 'Vikramadithyan'

Playback singer Soumya Ramakrishnan is quite elated about all the accolades coming her way for rendering melodious compositions in three Malayalam movies including the upcoming Lal Jose-directed 'Vikramadithyan'.

'Drishyam' rakes in Rs. 5.23 crore in opening weekend

Directed by Sripriya Rajkumar, 'Drishyam' is about a man's struggle to protect his family. It also features Meena and Nadiya in important roles. The original, which featured superstar Mohanlal in the lead, was a blockbuster and turned out to be the highest grossing Malayalam film ever.

Playing fictional character in 'Irukku...' was anything but easy: Eden

In the upcoming Tamil supernatural romantic-comedy 'Irukku Ana Illa', actor Eden Kuriakosse plays an unusual fictional character, which will leave the audiences guessing about her presence in the film. Pulling off the role was not easy, she says.

Would like to work with Aadi every year: Sampath Nandi

So impressed is filmmaker Sampath Nandi with actor Aadi Pudipeddi's work in the upcoming romantic drama 'Galipatam' that he wants to work with him every year. Nandi has produced 'Galipatam', which also features Erica Fernandes and Kristina Akheeva.

Johnny Gaddar behind my 'Kaththi' look: Neil Nitin Mukesh

"I shed about 10 and a half kg for 'Kaththi'. I wanted the puffiness of the face to go down, so that I could look leaner and sharper," he said. Neil plays a villian hailing from north India who speaks Tamil in the upcoming film helmed by Murugadoss.

Riteish Deshmukh storms box office again, Lai Bhaari earns Rs. 10.55 crore

Riteish Deshmukh's Lai Bhaari continues to set new benchmarks at the box office. After giving Dharma Productions' Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya a run for its money, this Marathi film has set the cash registers ringing: collecting Rs. 10.55 crore over the weekend in Maharashtra.

1920 star Adah Sharma to make Kannada debut with Ranavikrama

Adah Sharma, who recently forayed into South Indian industry with Telugu film 'Heart Attack', is likely to make her Kannada debut with superstar Puneeth Rajkumar in 'Ranavikrama'.

After biopic, it's physiological thriller for Abhinay Vaddi

Actor Abhinay Vaddi, who played mathematics wizard Srinivasa Ramanujan in Tamil biopic Ramanujan, will next be seen in physiological thriller Michaelagiya Naan. The film's director assures that audiences will get to see the actor in a different avatar in the film.

My heart still belongs to Brazil: Dhanush

Tamil superstar Dhanush is 'heart-broken' after Brazil's loss to Germany in the first semi-final of the 2014 Fifa World Cup but says he will always be a fan of the five-time champions. The Raanjhanaa star took to Twitter to express his sadness.

Coming soon: Girish Kasaravalli documentary on Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Girish Kasaravalli, one of the giants of India's parallel cinema, is making a documentary on Adoor Gopalakrishnan, the pioneers of the New Indian Wave. The documentary is sponsored by Doordarshan and Kasaravalli plans to complete the documentary in three schedules before the end of this year.

Drishyam will change Telugu film industry: Venkatesh

Actor Daggubati Venkatesh has many firsts with Telugu thriller Drishyam. This is his first non-commercial film and his maiden venture with a female director. He says the "challenging" remake has helped him break all the trappings of a star.

Haven't confirmed film with Chiranjeevi: VV Vinayak

Refuting rumours that he will be directing megastar Chiranjeevi's 150th film, filmmaker VV Vinayak has said that he hasn't yet confirmed a project with the actor. He says he's still waiting for the veteran actor's nod.

Mundasuppatti makers are looking for a script for a sequel

Following the success of the recently-released Tamil comedy Mundasupattia, Fox Star Studios and CV Kumar are planning to work on a sequel, which will be developed on ideas shared by audiences who've watched the first part.

Biopics should have modern day relevance: Gnana Rajasekaran

National Award-winning filmmaker Gnana Rajasekaran, who is awaiting the release of forthcoming Tamil-English biopic Ramanujan, says making biopics is "challenging" as they need to have modern day relevance for audiences.
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