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Suriya had tweeted in early February to say that he ad tested positive to Covid 19.

Tamil actor Suriya tests negative for coronavirus

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 01:05 PM IST
  • Suriya has tested negative to Covid 19. His producer friend Rajsekar Pandian tweeted to share the news. Ealier this month, the actor had tweeted to inform that he had contracted the virus.
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Siddharth hit the national limelight with Rang De Basanti.
Siddharth hit the national limelight with Rang De Basanti.

Siddharth hits back at Twitter user who dubbed him 'school drop out'

PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 05:39 PM IST
  • Actor Siddharth, of Rang De Basanti fame, had a heated exchange on Twitter with a person who abused him.
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Nidhhi Agerwal has done only two Tamil films.
Nidhhi Agerwal has done only two Tamil films.

Nidhhi Agerwal shocked as fans build temple in her name, see pics

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 04:12 PM IST
  • Nidhhi Agerwal was in for a shock when she came to know that her fans in Chennai had built a temple in her name. She has done only two films in Tamil so far.
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Vinoth and Amala Paul in Gautham Vasudev Menon's short film.
Vinoth and Amala Paul in Gautham Vasudev Menon's short film.

Kutty Story movie review: Anthology with quirky ideas but problematic execution

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 02:21 PM IST
  • Kutty Story is a cocktail of love stories with some quirky twists. Except for Nalan’s refreshing short on male insecurity in a marriage, other shorts come across as promising but never work wholesomely.
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One of the four stories of love in Care of Kaadhal is about a middle-aged pair, a 49-year old unmarried peon and 42-year-old widow officer.
One of the four stories of love in Care of Kaadhal is about a middle-aged pair, a 49-year old unmarried peon and 42-year-old widow officer.

Care of Kaadhal movie review: Charming and faithful remake of C/O Kancharapalem

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 12:13 PM IST
  • Care of Kaadhal is one of those films that leave you with a rewarding experience only if you’ve patiently waited for the end, and the way the stories culminate makes for a moving experience.
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Dhanush's film Karnan is about caste violence.
Dhanush's film Karnan is about caste violence.

Dhanush begins dubbing for upcoming Tamil film Karnan, see pic

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 04:41 PM IST
  • Dhanush will reportedly finish dubbing for Karnan and then move on to shoot his upcoming Russo Brothers' Netflix film, The Gray Man.
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Koozhangal is called Pebbles in English.
Koozhangal is called Pebbles in English.

Nayanthara, Vignesh Shivn attend Koozhangal premiere at Rotterdam film festival

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 03:05 PM IST
  • Nayanthara and filmmaker Vignesh Shivn's production Koozhangal was premiered at International Film Festival of Rotterdam.
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Don stars Sivakarthikeyan in the lead role.
Don stars Sivakarthikeyan in the lead role.

Priyanka Arul Mohan, SJ Suryah on board Sivakarthikeyan’s Tamil comedy Don

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 04:51 PM IST
  • Sivakarthikeyan's Don will be bankrolled by Lyca Productions in association with Sivakarthikeyan Productions.
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Doctor stars Sivakarthikeyan in the lead role.
Doctor stars Sivakarthikeyan in the lead role.

Sivakarthikeyan’s Doctor to release in cinemas on March 26, see new poster

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 04:24 PM IST
Actor Sivakarthikeyan took to Twitter to announce the release date of his upcoming film Doctor. Directed by Nelson Dilip Kumar, one half is set in Chennai while the other half takes place in Goa.
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Master stars Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi in prominent roles.
Master stars Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi in prominent roles.

Master to have its digital premiere on Amazon Prime on January 29

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:50 PM IST
In Master, Vijay plays an alcoholic college professor called John Durairaj. Vijay Sethupathi, who plays the antagonist, essays a character called Bhavani.
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Hey Sinamika stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Kajal Aggarwal and Dulquer Salmaan.
Hey Sinamika stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Kajal Aggarwal and Dulquer Salmaan.

Shoot of Dulquer Salmaan, Aditi Rao Hydari’s Hey Sinamika wrapped up, see pics

By Haricharan Pudipeddi | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Dulquer Salmaan, Aditi Rao Hydari and Kajal Aggarwal starrer Hey Sinamika has wrapped up its shooting. The film marks the directorial debut of choreographer Brindha.
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After years of flirting with politics and dropping hints about his own political ambitions, Rajinikanth, Tamil cinema’s biggest living icon – he remains that, although he has competition from some of the younger actors -- has finally announced that he will launch his own political party in January.(PTI)
After years of flirting with politics and dropping hints about his own political ambitions, Rajinikanth, Tamil cinema’s biggest living icon – he remains that, although he has competition from some of the younger actors -- has finally announced that he will launch his own political party in January.(PTI)

The Rajinikanth factor in Tamil Nadu polls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 07:33 PM IST
There is little doubt that irrespective of whether he succeeds or not, Rajinikanth’s entry will shape the nature of politics in an important state that sends 39 MPs to the Lok Sabha.
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Shankar is currently busy with his film, Indian 2.
Shankar is currently busy with his film, Indian 2.

Happy birthday Shankar: Five best films of the filmmaker that were truly ahead of time

By Karthik Kumar | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 02:29 PM IST
Happy birthday Shankar: S Shankar is often called the Steven Spielberg of Tamil cinema and the showman of south Indian cinema. On his birthday on Monday, a loo at his best work.
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Keerthy Suresh will be seen next in Penguin.
Keerthy Suresh will be seen next in Penguin.

Covid -19 effect: Keerthy Suresh to slash remuneration by 20% to 30%

By Karthik Kumar | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 05:31 PM IST
Keerthy Suresh is the first female actor of Tamil cinema to announce that she’s willing to slash her remuneration taking into consideration the situation created by the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Suriya’s 24 was a time-travel thriller.
Suriya’s 24 was a time-travel thriller.

Vikram Kumar confirms that a sequel to Suriya’s 24 is in the pipeline

By Karthik Kumar | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 05:08 PM IST
Suriya starrer 24 will get a sequel, filmmaker Viram Kumar has confirmed. He added that he is currently writing the script.
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Mallika Sherawat starred in Kamal Haasan’s Dasavatharam.
Mallika Sherawat starred in Kamal Haasan’s Dasavatharam.

Mallika Sherawat returns to Tamil cinema after a decade with Pambattam

By Karthik Kumar | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 01:58 PM IST
Mallika Sherawat will make a comeback in Tamil cinema with Pambattam. She was last seen in Tamil film, Dasavatharam.
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Tuesday ticked off actor-politician Kamal Haasan for “showing off” as a leader.(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Tuesday ticked off actor-politician Kamal Haasan for “showing off” as a leader.(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)

‘Showing off’: Tamil Nadu CM stings Kamal Haasan, questions his politics

By Press Trust of India | Salem
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2019 08:30 PM IST
A day after taking on superstar Rajinikanth who is expected to foray into politics, the Chief Minister targeted the Makkal Needhi Maiam chief, saying he founded a political party as he does not have suitable opportunities in Tamil cinema in view of his advancing age.
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Vijay plays the lead role in Atlee’s Bigil.
Vijay plays the lead role in Atlee’s Bigil.

Bigil box office day 11: Vijay’s film dethrones Rajinikanth’s Petta, enters Rs 250 cr club worldwide

By Karthik Kumar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 05:02 PM IST
Bigil box office day 11: The Vijay starrer has gone past Rajinikanth’s Petta and has made an estimated over Rs 250 crores at the ticket windows worldwide.
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Amala Akkineni was a leading South Indian actor in the 90s.(Twitter)
Amala Akkineni was a leading South Indian actor in the 90s.(Twitter)

Amala Akkineni thrilled about signing a bilingual after many years, see pic

By Karthik Kumar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 04:25 PM IST
Amala Akkineni is getting back to Tamil/Telugu films after 28 years with an untitled film, which will also star Sharwanand and Ritu Varma.
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Actor Dhanush at the trailer launch of his film The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.(IANS)
Actor Dhanush at the trailer launch of his film The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.(IANS)

No National Award for Tamil Films, industry blames absence of regional members in jury

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 12:26 PM IST
There is heartburn in Kollywood that not a single Tamil film has been picked at the 66th National Film Awards for the year 2018 in any category and it is being seen as discriminating against Tamil language and its movie industry.
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Nerkonda Paarvai box office collection day 1: The remake of Hindi film Pink has earned Rs 1.58 cr in Chennai.
Nerkonda Paarvai box office collection day 1: The remake of Hindi film Pink has earned Rs 1.58 cr in Chennai.

Nerkonda Paarvai box office collection day 1: Ajith starrer opens big in Chennai, is no 1 in Singapore

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 01:02 PM IST
Nerkonda Paarvai box office collection day 1: Pink’s Tamil remake has earned Rs 1.58 crore in Chennai city alone on day 1. The Ajith and Shraddha Srinath starrer has been appreciated for its performances and for staying faithful to the original.
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Nerkonda Paarvai stars Ajith and Shraddha Srinath in lead roles.
Nerkonda Paarvai stars Ajith and Shraddha Srinath in lead roles.

Nerkonda Paarvai movie review: Ajith, Shraddha’s Pink remake the most powerful Tamil film in a long time

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 04:21 PM IST
Nerkonda Paarvai movie review: Ajit and Shraddha Srinath starrer is one of the most socially relevant films to come out of Tamil film industry. Also, it mostly remains true to the story of its Hindi original.
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An iconic villain of Tamil cinema, great women scientists, and a powerful Hindu deity, all feature on HT Picks this week!(HT Team)
An iconic villain of Tamil cinema, great women scientists, and a powerful Hindu deity, all feature on HT Picks this week!(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

By HT Team | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 07:42 PM IST
A book on great women who have changed science, another on a well-loved villain of Tamil cinema, and a slim volume on a powerful Hindu deity - all that on HTPicks this week!
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90 MLstars Bigg Boss Tamil star Oviya.
90 MLstars Bigg Boss Tamil star Oviya.

90 ML movie review: A senseless adult comedy that makes mockery of feminism

By Haricharan Pudipeddi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 03:06 PM IST
90 ML movie review: This Oviya starrer is one of those films that flaunts the feminism card for all the wrong reasons. Rating: 1.5/5
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Udhayanidhi Stalin plays a farmer who practices organic farming.
Udhayanidhi Stalin plays a farmer who practices organic farming.

Kanne Kalaimanne movie review: Udhayanidhi Stalin starrer is a rural romantic drama about feminism, old-school ideologies

By Haricharan Pudipeddi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 12:33 PM IST
Kanne Kalaimanne movie review: Much of the beauty of the Tamannaah Bhatia and Udhayanidhi Stalin starrer lies in the way director Seenu Ramaswamy treats romance, feminism and his film’s lead characters. Rating: 3/5
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To Let stars Santhosh Sriram, Sheela Rajkumar and Dharun in prominent roles.
To Let stars Santhosh Sriram, Sheela Rajkumar and Dharun in prominent roles.

To Let movie review: A moving drama about middle-class dreams and reality

By Haricharan Pudipeddi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 03:20 PM IST
Chezhiyan directorial To Let steers clear of all the tropes that usually define mainstream Tamil cinema and that is what makes Santhosh and Sheela Rajkumar film special.
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Pregnant Rambha flaunts pregnancy belly, dances away at her baby shower

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 05:17 PM IST
Actor Rambha gave fans an inside look at her over-the-top baby shower. Scroll to see Rambha’s dance moves, pregnancy belly and many more inside pictures from the bash.
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Rajnikanth speaks during the music launch of Kaala, YMCA grounds, Chennai, May 9(PTI)
Rajnikanth speaks during the music launch of Kaala, YMCA grounds, Chennai, May 9(PTI)

Kaala ban: A Rajinikanth film is not just an entertainer, but has political undertones as well

By Viju Cherian | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 06:28 PM IST
However, banning Kaala in Karnataka could help Rajinikanth the politician in Tamil Nadu
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Mahanati Savitri’s biopic stars Samantha Akkineni and Keerthy Suresh in lead roles.
Mahanati Savitri’s biopic stars Samantha Akkineni and Keerthy Suresh in lead roles.

Who is Mahanati Savitri and why a biopic is being made on her

By Priyanka Sundar | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 09:47 AM IST
Actor Savitri did not just rule the film industry, but she was at par with the male actors at a time when acting was not considered a ‘respectable’ profession for women.
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Irruttu Arrayil Murattu Kuthu movie review: Gautham Karthik starrer is directed by Santosh Jayakumar.
Irruttu Arrayil Murattu Kuthu movie review: Gautham Karthik starrer is directed by Santosh Jayakumar.

Irruttu Arrayil Murattu Kuthu movie review: Finally an uncensored adult comedy for Tamil cinema

By Haricharan Pudipeddi | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 05:32 PM IST
Irruttu Arrayil Murattu Kuthu movie review: The film directed by Santosh Jayakumar stars Gautham Karthik and Vaibhavi in lead roles.
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