HindustanTimes Tue,29 Jul 2014


James Vasanthan turns director with Vaanavil Vaazhkai

It's the season of technicians turning actors and directors and the latest addition to that list is music composer James Vasanthan, who is all set for his directorial debut with Tamil musical Vaanavil Vaazhkai.

Kamal Haasan to begin shooting Drishyam's Tamil remake in August

"Kamal Haasan and other important members of the film recently participated in the launch. The regular shooting is expected to start from the first week of August," read a statement. Drishyam has already been remade in Telugu as well as Kannada.

No routine promos, 'Yagavarayinum' cast stick posters around town

Actors Aadi Pinisetty and Nikki Galrani, who play the lead in upcoming Tamil-Telugu thriller 'Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka', recently released the first look poster of their film by walking and sticking it on the road here.

'Kasturi Nivasa' gets a digital makeover, readies for release

Late Kannada superstar Rajkumar's 1971 classic which has been restored in colour, will be in the theatres in August. Directed by Dorai-Bhagavan, the film tracks the story of a generous man and the problems he faces due to his generosity.

Directing Jr. NTR was so much fun, says Santosh Srinivas

"He always wants to be treated like an actor and seldom like a star. He arrived on sets before everybody else and kept himself ready for a shot even before I called for him," added Santosh.

Malayalam 'hitmaker' Sasikumar dies at 86

Sasikumar, who was born N Varkey John, passed away Thursday at a private hospital in Kochi. He was suffering from age-related illnesses. 'Dollar' (1993) was the last film he directed.

Hrithik's Bang Bang to release in three languages

Hrithik Roshan's much-awaited film Bang Bang will release in October in three languages -- Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Buoyed by the buzz on the film, Fox Star Studios has also decided to market and distribute the film worldwide.

Undeterred by Ice Cream flop, RGV to start work on sequel

A few days after Telugu horror-thriller Ice Cream released in cinemas and was panned by critics and audiences alike, its director Ram Gopal Varma has confirmed that a sequel is in the offing and he will start working on it soon.

'Vaaimai' out of my usual genre of films: Shanthnu

In the upcoming crime drama which takes place in the court room for most parts, Shanthnu will be seen in a new avatar, far removed from his romantic image. He also says he had undergone physical transformation to pull off the role.

Shruti Haasan thrilled about starring opposite Vijay

The actor took to Twitter to confirm the news. The proposed film will be directed by Chimbudevan. It will also be Vijay's 58th film in the industry. Shruti is currently busy with 'Poojai' directed by Hari.

'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.
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