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HindustanTimes Wed,27 Aug 2014

Regional

New talent like Fahadh and Dulquar slowly edging out ageing Malayalam superstars

With influx of youngsters like Fahadh Faasil and Dulquar Salman, growing popularity of Tamil films and the expansion of digital platforms, the heydays of the trio of Mammootty, Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi seem to be over.

Vikram is embodiment of commitment: Ravichandran

Ace producer Aascar Ravichandran says he is in awe of actor Vikram's commitment in upcoming Tamil action-thriller Ai, for which the latter has spent over two years shooting without ever complaining about the time invested. The film is gearing up for a Diwali release.

Jaatishwar in race for India's Oscar entry

After bagging four National Awards this year, Bengali film Jaatishwar is set to compete with eight other films for India's official entry at the Oscars. The Srijit Mukherji-directed film, with Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead, clinched awards for make-up, music, singer and costume at the 61st edition of the coveted honours.

Irumbu... will show Atharva as an adrenaline-pumping biker: Director

Audiences will see the best of Atharva Murali in the forthcoming Tamil drama Irumbu Kuthirai, says its director Yuvaraj Bose. He also assured that the film will deliver an adrenaline pumping experience.

After Amara Kaaviyam, Arya and Jeeva to work again

"Arya will produce my next film as well. It will be a project with a heavy subject and far different from my previous films," said Shankar. The film is likely to feature Arya or his brother Sathya in the lead role.

Kathai... broke stereotypes of storytelling: Parthiban

"For years, audiences have got used to a mundane style of storytelling. So, when I finally made a film that broke all stereotypes attached with storytelling, it was widely appreciated. This only means audiences are open to new kind of cinema," said Parthiban.

Make Vizag new film hub: AP government to Telugu film industry

The AP government urged the Telugu film industry to make Viskhapatnam a centre for cinema making. The industry representatives on their part asked government to offer incentives to filmmakers as were extended when industry shifted from Madras to Hyderabad.

Uttama Villain to hit the theatres before Vishwaroopam 2

"There's a lot of graphics work involved in Vishwaroopam 2, hence the delay. It will only release after Uttama Villain, which should be out very soon," said a source close to Kamal Haasan.

Dhanush never interferes with director's vision, says Anegan co-star Amyra Dastur

"Dhanush is really a director's actor. He minds his own business and never tries to interfere. Not even once did he try to incorporate his ideas. He listens to the director and does what he's told to do." said Amyra.

Tamil version of Kaalicharan gears up for release

Por Kuthirai, the Tamil version of the 2013 Telugu crime-drama Kaalicharan, will hit the screens soon. The Tamil version, which is set in the 1980s, was simultaneously shot with the Telugu version.

Komalathammal was tailor-made for me, says 'accidental' actor Suhasini

She is one of most talented actors in India. Her body of work in Tamil cinema is commendable. Her role in period film Ramanujan has brought her back into focus. In an interview with Hindustan Times, she talks of her roller-coaster ride as an actor.

Double Di Trouble close to Chupke Chupke: Dharmendra

This film, an adaptation of Shakespeare's play The Comedy Of Errors, will see Dharmendra sharing the screen space with Gippy Grewal. Both play double roles in the film, which releases on August 29.

Kaaka Muttai won't be cinematically emotional: Manikandan

"We have not focused on the emotional side of life in a slum because the film is not intended to be emotional. We've tried to present a very realistic view of a world that's part of our Indian cultural lifestyle," said Manikandan.

Kaaviya Thalaivan was a rewarding experience, says Vedhika Kumar

Actor Vedhika Kumar, who plays an atypical romantic heroine in upcoming Tamil historical drama Kaaviya Thalaivan, directed by National Award winner Vasantha Balan, says the experience was rewarding.

Vijay-starrer Kaththi lands in trouble, Tamil groups demand ban

As many as 65 members from different Tamil fringe groups have demanded a ban on Tamil actioner Kaththi alleging that its co-producer A Subhaskaran has direct links with Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government.
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