HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014


A sequel to Ala Ela on the anvil

The Telugu sleeper hit Ala Ela will soon have a part two with the same lead cast. A bromance about three friends turned out to be a hit through positive word-of-mouth.

South cinema's '80s big guns to meet in 2015

Popular names such as Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Kamal Haasan, Akkineni Nagarjuna and Mammootty will come together for an event in February 2015. They have a club called '80's Stars Reunion' that was begun by actors Suhasini and Lissy.

Balachander's death sad for Indian cinema: Aamir Khan

PK star Aamir Khan says K Balachander's death earlier this week was a "sad day" for Indian cinema, to which he contributed a lot.

5 reasons why Tamil films rocked in 2014

Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have always been familiar names across India. AR Rahman and Mani Ratnam brought sensitive Tamil cinema to the fore. But what beyond that?  2014 ensured that we got to know the likes of Suriya, Dhanush, Vijay and Vikram much better than we have been used to.

Balachander like my father, not just a mentor, says superstar Rajinikanth

K Balachander, 84, died at a private hospital in Chennai on Tuesday following prolonged illness and age-related ailments. Popularly known as KB, he was instrumental in launching the careers of actors Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth.

The Balachander touch: The director who rocked the roots of Tamil cinema

K Balachander, who passed away on Tuesday night in a Chennai hospital, changed the way Tamil cinema was made and perceived. Be it his powerful visuals and sharp dialogues or breaking away from the clichés, he mastered it all.

K Balachander: A master filmmaker who nurtured talents

Filmmaker K Balachander, fondly called 'KB sir' by fans, scripted unparalleled impact both in celluloid and on the small screen by championing stories about women empowerment and social issues besides introducing future stars like Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan.

Dadasaheb Phalke awardee K Balachander passes away after battling for life

The veteran film director passed away on December 23 evening after battling for life at a private hospital for over a week. Revered by scores of film stars and musicians from the film fraternity, Balachander was admitted  on December 15 with high fever and age-related ailments.

Veteran filmmaker K Balachander passes away in Chennai

Popular Tamil filmmaker K Balachander breathed his last December 23. He was 84. The veteran filmmaker, who was admitted to Cauvery Hospital in Chennai, was suffering from urinary infection and other age-related ailments.

Making of Baahubali: How technology makes a fantasy film come alive

Watch the new video to know why Rajamouli is among the best we have. After a fly's revenge in Eega, his new Telugu film Baahubali readies us for epic action on the big screen.

2014: When little gems outclassed big guns in southern cinema

When it comes to southern cinema in 2014, small was big. Low on budget but high on creative content was the order of the day. A look at the hits and duds.

I's new trailer takes the story further... Vikram's doing it for love

The much anticipated Tamil film, I, just upped its curiosity quotient with its new trailer. Vikram's monster is, actually, a wronged man with a heart of gold, we are told. And it hints at the whys and, possibly, hows too.

Debut film of Nagarjuna's second son launched

Akhil's untitled debut film will be jointly produced by actor Nithiin Reddy and Sudhakar Reddy. It has been reported that the film was on hold as Nagarjuna was scouting for a suitable project to launch his son.

Rajinikanth's Lingaa charms BO, gets 2014's highest weekend opening

The film has done exceptionally well in the domestic (Chennai) market. At the US box office too, this Rajini starrer is the second highest Tamil grosser in 2014, inching closer to Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam.

Veteran Tamil director K Balachander unwell, in hospital

The director was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai following 'fever' and other 'age-related ailments' complaints. A hospital source was quoted as saying that he is stable now and that necessary treatment is being provided to him.
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