Hollywood Movies - Release Dates

The Ed Harris-directed western starring Ed Harris himself, Viggo Mortensen, and Renee Zellweger, will debut in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto on September 17th, then go wide on September 19th.

The Lucky Ones
The Neil Burger-directed war drama starring Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Pena has moved up a month from October 24th to September 26th.

Pride and Glory
The New Line police drama starring Colin Farrel and Edward Norton will come out earlier than expected: October 24th 2008.

Hurricane Season
The Weinstein Company football drama has moved from November 14th to December 25th. To clear things up, this is the new title of The Patriots starring Forest Whitaker and Isiah Washington rather than another similar project.

Bride Wars
The New Regency romantic comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson will come out January 9th 2009.

The troubled New Line fantasy has moved up from January 30th 2009 to January 9th.

He's Just Not That Into You
The New Line ensemble romance-dramedy has been delayed yet again, this time from October 3rd to February 6th 2009.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
As a result of the previous film's move, the Matthew McCounaghy-led romantic comedy has been moved to an undetermined release date.

Final Destination 4
The latest iteration of the franchise, filmed entirely in Digital 3-D, will come out August 14th 2009: far enough away from Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs to claim most of the Digital 3-D screens.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
The Sony Animation adaptation has finally moved from the shadow of Monsters Vs. Aliens, moving from March 27th 2009 to January 15th 2010...only to face ANOTHER CGI-animated film: Hoodwinked 2: Hood Vs. Evil.

Hotel Transylvania
Subsequently, Sony Animation's other project has been delayed from September 25th 2009 to an undetermined 2010 date.

Guardians of Ga'Hoole
The Zach Snyder-directed animated adaptation will come out July 9th 2010. Considering the proximity to Zach Snyder's "Watchmen", the project must be further along than we had imagined.

Kusalen Audio Songs Download

Open these links or Right click the link and select "save target as", and save it in a file and enjoy the songs.

1. Cinema Cinema
Artist(s): Shankar Mahadevan
Lyricist: Vaali

2. Sollamma
Artist(s): Hariharan, Sujatha, Baby Ranjini, Baby Pooja
Lyricist: Pa. Vijay

3. Om Zaarare
Artist(s): Daler Mehndi, Chitra, Sadhana Sargam
Lyricist: Vaali

4. Chaaral
Artist(s): Shreya Ghoshal, Kids
Lyricist: Dr. Kridhaya

5. Perinba
Artist(s): Kailash Kher, Prasanna
Lyricist: Yugabharathi

Click here to enjoy the songs online

Tabu is Back

Tabu's time lag between her films may seem like a yawning gap to her fans, but she pays them back with interest dishing out one memorable role after another.
Be it suppressed wife Aditi of ASTITVA or a bar dancer of CHANDNI BAR or mysterious Nimmi in MAQBOOL or confident mom and wife Ashima in Mira Nair's THE NAMESAKE Tabu well paid-off her characters. She was last seen in Balki's CHEENI KUM where she stood on her feet despite a formidable co-star's domineering presence.

And now the talented actress is back in action to stun the audience once again with her incredible performance. As per the latest buzz the pretty actress will be playing the character of a possessive elder sister in her forthcoming venture. However she is not the only heroine in the film. This untitled flick will also star Sharman Joshi and SUMMER 2007 fame Uvika Chaudhary. It is heard that Uvika will play Tabu's younger sister.The film has already hit the floors and intended to release early next year.

Ajith - Venkat Prabhu join together

'Chennai 600 028 was the film that made everyone take notice of Venkat Prabhu. After seeing the film Ajith called Venkat Prabhu and congratulated him. During the meeting Ajith encouraged him to write a good story for him to work along with him.

Venkat Prabhu-Ajith relationship is continuing after that meeting. Ajith used to talk to him over the phone.Venkat prabhu is busy doing 'Saroja' produced by Amma Creations. After completion of the film which has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, Venkat Prabhu is likely to direct a film with Ajith. Venkat Prabhu is seriously writing a story for a film that would fit Ajith.Acting in 'Ekan', Ajith has agreed to do the second part of 'Billa'. People close to Ajith say that before 'Billa' second part, he may do a film with Venkat Prabhu.

Dull Weekend for the Box Office in Bollywood

Three films have been released this week, including the Saif Ali Khan-Rani Mukerji starrer 'Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic', but going by initial collections, all of them seem to have got a tepid response at the box office.

The Yash Raj Films-Kunal Kohli production secured a face-saving collection of 70 percent on the opening day from single-screen cinemas in Mumbai, though its collections were a good 20 percent less in multiplexes. 'Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic' revolves around the lives of four children who are forced to live with a man (Saif) they hate. And Rani essays the role of an angel sent to earth to unite the kids with their legally-appointed guardian. The film is conspicuously similar to Hollywood blockbuster 'Mary Poppins'. Though Kohli has succeeded in making a feel-good movie, it may to appeal to kids more than adults. But children are back in schools after the summer holidays in most parts of the country and therefore the movie may lose a good chunk of its target audience.

In Delhi, most cinema halls - single-screen and multiplexes - said the film was running house-full till Sunday. Another release of the week, 'Thodi Life Thoda Magic' bears resemblance to Kohli's movie only in the title, but both are poles apart content-wise. The film by director Anand Rai has very little to bring cheer to the audience. The movie, which stars Jackie Shroff, Arbaaz Khan and Meera Vasudevan, opened with a below 30 percent collection in Mumbai. Since 'Thodi Life' is a clumsily put together venture, it is bound to perish at the box-office sooner than 'Thoda Pyaar' unless miracles save it from disaster.

The third release of the week, 'Via Darjeeling', opened equally dismally and there is little chance that it will improve its box-office performance in the coming week, at least in Mumbai. The film has Kay Kay Menon, Sonali Kulkarni, Parvin Dabbas and Vinay Pathak as part of its cast and is basically a suspense thriller. The dull opening signals another dry week at the box-office. 'None of these three movies were expected to do great business, and knowing their possible prospects at the box-office, the distributors picked these up after hard bargaining. So they are not jolted by their opening collections, barring the case of 'Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic' as its opening was below par,' said trade analyst V. Verma.

Bollywood trade circles are now waiting for next week's two releases - Aamir Khan's production 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na' that launches his nephew Imran Khan and Harry Baweja's 'Love Story 2050', the much-hyped debut of his son Harman.

French Honours for Yash Chopra

Awards and felicitations are nothing new for you if you are Yash Chopra, the undisputed 'king of romance', of Hindi films. The latest addition to this veteran's kitty of awards is the 'Officier de la Legion d`Honneur`, the highest French distinction, for his contribution to the Indian cinema.

The French cinema halls, where his films are being played, will be decorated in a special ceremony at the French Embassy in Parthe is, on July 5. He is one of India's most successful filmmakers ever, with a career straddling over decades, Chopra has been associated with more than 40 films, most of which have been successful at the box office. Earlier, this honour was bestowed upon the likes of the late Satyajit Ray, Lata Mangeshkar, and Amitabh Bachchan. Bonnafont, Ambassador of France to India would present the award to Chopra at the French Embassy during the official ceremony.

Vikram replaced by Dutt in Mani Ratnam's next venture

Vikram is being replaced by Sanjay Dutt in Mani Ratnam’s Next movie, featuring Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The decision behind Maniratnam’ change of actors is that simply he wanted a popular face.

Upcoming Hollywood Movies

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Cast : Abigail Breslin, Joan Cusack, Glenne Headly
Director: P. Rozema
Opens: July 2nd 2008

Story: Kit Kittredge is a clever and resourceful nine-year-old girl growing up in 1934 during America's Great Depression. A series of robberies however soon lead to her pursuing her dreams of becoming a newspaper reporter.

Righteous Kill

Cast : Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, 50 Cent, Carla Gugino
Director: Jon Avnet
Opens: Sept. 12th 2008

Story: Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino reunite on-screen to play longtime partners - Detectives David Fisk and Thomas Cowan- who investigate a series of vigilante killings in a gritty and sophisticated New York City crime thriller.

Rani in a single outfit

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji, who is often admired for the elaborate saris and dresses she flaunts in her films, will be sporting just one outfit in her forthcoming film 'Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic'.

'I wanted to create an iconic figure. If you look at Superman, Mr. India, Gabbar Singh and Mogambo, they all wear the same outfits in their films,' Kunal Kohli, the co-producer, director and writer of the film told IANS on the phone from Mumbai. 'I don't know whether it would succeed or not but that is what I wanted,' he added. Her outfit is a one-layered affair crafted by fashion designer Manish Malhotra. The film, starring Rani, Saif Ali Khan and four children, was premiered Friday.

The film also gave Rani the opportunity to enact a scene while suspended in midair. 'It was for the first time that I got to hang from a harness while shooting for the film. I was very excited,' Rani said. The film revolves around four children and a man whom they hate - till God sends down an angel to sort their lives out.

Kusalen audio release on July 1st

Buzz Buzz; after Kuselan Rajinikanth is considering doing a film with P. Vasu. If you are waiting for the movie Robot, you may have to wait bit longer because it’s a big budget movie with heavy graphics.

Just not to disappoint the fans he is working with P. Vasu to do another movie meanwhile. Kuselan crew was at the Shanthi theatre to shoot couple of sequences and there were Rajini fan club members performed paalabishegam to Rajini’s cut-outs. Kuslen audio is to be released on July the 1st.

Visitors can download the audio songs first in this blog.

Simran looks to beat Kamal's Dasavatharam

In the serial Simran Thirai with a short story Naravelli Simran will act in 14 different roles. In June 30 Monday to Friday Jaya TV will telecast the Navavelli show. This story is about Annai Adhiparasakthi saving people and fighting the evil. Simran had done an extraordinary performance as usual.

"Early 2012" Script

Latino Review has posted up an in-depth, spoiler-filled look at the storyline for Roland Emmerich's $200 million top-secret "2012" project.

We know its an epic about an apocalypse coinciding with the end of the Mayan calendar. Now its been revealed that the cause seems to be severe storms on the surface of the sun have a grave effect on Earth.

Events of the film start in 2009 and move through to 2012 with much of the world's elite power players weathering the disaster in specially-built ships. Disasters seen in the film include earthquakes, tsunamis, dust clouds and Yellowstone's supervolcano erupting.

The reviewer is not kind - "This is an almost completely by-the-numbers disaster movie, featuring all the requisite dubious science, silly and implausible set-pieces, narrative clichés, broad, one-dimensional characters, and heavy handed attempts at emotion and morals that one would expect from the genre...there is really no aspect of this film that we haven't already seen in dozens of other action, sci-fi, and disaster blockbusters. It is so steeped in predictability, ridiculousness, and cliché that it borders on self-parody."

Kusalen Tidbits

It is about the friendship between a superstar actor and his friend who is a barber.

Rajini, Nayantara, Pasupathy, Meena, Vadivelu and so on.

* It is the re-make of Malayalam film ‘Kadha Parayumpol.’
* Rajini does the role of actor Ashokraj.
* Pasupathy does the role of Rajini’s friend Balan, who runs a saloon.
* Meena plays Sridevi, the wife of Balan.
* A song sequence of Rajini and Nayantara was shot in grand sets made to look like
the Great Pyramids.
* G V Prakash scores music for a Rajini film for the first time.
* The songs were recorded in London.
* The small role of Ashokraj in the Malayalam film has been expanded to suit Rajini.
* Seven Arts and Kavithalaya co-produce the film.

Hrithik's Clone Harman is nervous

Harman Baweja, who debuts in the much-hyped futuristic film 'Love Story 2050', admits that he's truly nervous about getting signed on by five top filmmakers even before his first film is out.

The newcomer is the only debutant to have got five big banner projects in his kitty, including films by established directors like Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ashutosh Gowariker, Anees Bazmee and Manmohan Shetty. Harman is nervous and says there is already a lot of pressure to perform and live up to these ace directors' expectations. 'These are such great filmmakers. They've just seen my first film's rushes ... that is my baby step towards filmdom. Pressure increases manifold since it is happening even before my first release,' the actor told IANS on the sidelines of an event here.

Harman revealed little-known facets about his personality like his passion for dance and how he had learnt Kathak for over a year. 'I love dancing though I am not technically into it. Kamal Haasan's 'Tandav' inspired me to train in Kathak for a year and a half. Otherwise, all my childhood I've imitated Michael Jackson and Prabhu Deva,' Harman said. Averting comparisons between him and Hrithik Roshan, he said: 'He (Hrithik) is extremely senior and has been in the industry for 10 years and proved his mettle. It is sort of bringing him down by comparing with me.

'I am not actually competing with anyone. Acting is not a sport; it's creativity. I enjoy doing what I am doing and I'll continue doing it.' Asked about his on-screen chemistry with girlfriend Priyanka Chopra in 'Love Story 2050', Harman said: 'Priyanka is my senior and has worked far more than me. She got involved in the whole process as a team. She's a perfect co-star. The debutant says the film, which releases July 4, is very special for him as his whole family was involved in its making. 'Love Story 2050' is very personal and that's the USP of the film. It's not a home production; it's a production at home,' he quipped.

'My dad has directed the film, my mom's produced it while my sister is the senior assistant director, apart from me acting in it! He added: 'I have to do a lot of justice to the movie, my parents and Adlabs who've invested in it.'

Shahid Kapoor - Most Eligible Bachelor

There are others too but no one can beat Yuvraj Singh (in cricket world) and Shahid Kapoor (in Bollywood), both being front runners as far as the Most Eligible Bachelor (MEB) tag goes. While Yuvraj Singh considers himself too young to get married, Shahid Kapoor is enjoying his new found single status and appears to be loving the bachelor tag.

He goes red in the face denying all rumours with his KISMAT KONNECTION co-star, Vidya Balan and sticks to the ever famous, 'we are good friends' line. Moreover, he is very practical and does not believe in the bookish concept of a dream girl and claims that he had stopped believing in it since he was ten years old. So there is still hope for all those young fans of Shahid.

Though Shahid was always popular with the PYTs (pretty young things), a section of the media believes that the dignified manner in which Shahid conducted himself, after his break-up with Kareena, made his popularity soar. And of course the super success of JAB WE MET helped his cause too!

List of release dates of Upcoming Hollywood Movies from June 20th 2008

June 20th 2008
Get Smart
Warner Bros. Pictures, 110mins, PG-13

The Love Guru
Paramount Pictures, 88mins, PG-13

Brick Lane
Sony Pictures Classics, 101mins, PG-13

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Picturehouse, 91mins, G

June 27th 2008

Disney Pictures, 97mins, G

Universal Pictures, 104mins, R

Elsa and Fred
Mitropoulos Films, 108mins, PG

Finding Amanda
Magnolia Pictures, 100mins, R

The Last Mistress
IFC Films, 115mins, R

Red Roses and Petrol
World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation, 97mins, R

Samuel Goldwyn Films, 96mins, PG-13

July 2nd 2008
Sony Pictures, 115mins, PG-13

Diminished Capacity
IFC Films, 92mins, Unrated

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Magnolia Pictures, 118mins, Unrated

Regent Releasing, ??mins, PG-13

The Wackness
Sony Pictures Classics, ??mins, R

July 11th 2008
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Universal Pictures, 110mins, TBA

Journey to the Center of the Earth
Warner Bros. Pictures, 92mins, PG

Meet Dave
20th Century Fox, ??mins, TBA

First Look Studios, 88mins, R

Garden Party
Roadside Attractions, ??mins, TBA

A Man Named Pearl
Shadow Distribution, ??mins, TBA

The Stone Angel
Alliance Atlantis Motion Picture Distribution, ??mins, R

July 18th 2008
The Dark Knight
Warner Bros. Pictures, ??mins, PG-13

Mamma Mia!
Universal Pictures, ??mins, PG-13

Space Chimps
20th Century Fox, ??mins, G

Empire Pictures, 93mins, Unrated

Lou Reed's Berlin
Third Rail Releasing, 85mins, PG-13

First Look Studios, ??mins, TBA

July 25th 2008
Step Brothers
Sony Pictures, ??mins, TBA

The X-Files: I Want To Believe
20th Century Fox, ??mins, TBA

American Teen
Paramount Vantage, 95mins, PG-13

Sony Pictures Classics, ??mins, TBA

Bustin' Down the Door
Screen Media Films, ??mins, TBA

Boy A
The Weinstein Company, 100mins, TBA

Man on Wire
Magnolia Pictures, 100mins, PG-13

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
Magnolia Pictures, ??mins, TBA

August 1st 2008
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Universal Pictures, ??mins, TBA

The Rocker
20th Century Fox, ??mins, TBA

Swing Vote
Buena Vista Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Brideshead Revisited
Miramax Films, 100mins, PG-13

Frozen River
Sony Classics, ??mins, TBA

Midnight Meat Train
Lionsgate, 85mins, R

Sixty Six
Working Title Films, ??mins, TBA

August 6th 2008
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Warner Bros. Pictures, ??mins, TBA

August 8th 2008
Fly Me to the Moon
Summit Entertainment, ??mins, TBA

The Perfect Game
Lionsgate, ??mins, TBA

Pineapple Express
Sony Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Bottle Shock
Freestyle Releasing, ??mins, TBA

Samuel Goldwyn Films, ??mins, TBA

Hell Ride
Dimension Films, ??mins, TBA

August 15th 2008
20th Century Fox, ??mins, TBA

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Warner Bros. Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Tropic Thunder
Dreamworks Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Henry Poole is Here
Overture Films, ??mins, TBA

August 22nd 2008
The Accidental Husband
Yari Film Group, ??mins, TBA

Crossing Over
MGM Films, ??mins, TBA

Death Race
Universal Pictures, ??mins, TBA

The House Bunny
Sony Pictures, ??mins, TBA

The Longshots
MGM Films, ??mins, TBA

Hamlet 2
Focus Features, ??mins, TBA

I Served the King of England
Sony Pictures Classics, ??mins, TBA

Momma's Man
THINKFilm, ??mins, TBA

Trouble in the Water
Zeitgeist Films, ??mins, TBA

August 6th 2008
Overture Films, ??mins, TBA

August 29th 2008
Babylon A.D.
20th Century Fox, ??mins, TBA

Lionsgate, ??mins, TBA

Disaster Movie
Lionsgate, ??mins, TBA

Sukiyaki Western Django
First Look Studios, ??mins, TBA

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
The Weinstein Company, ??mins, TBA

September 5th 2008
Bangkok Dangerous
Lionsgate, ??mins, TBA

September 12th 2008
Burn After Reading
Focus Features, ??mins, TBA

Righteous Kill
Overture Films, ??mins, TBA

Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys Together
Lionsgate, ??mins, TBA

The Women
Picturehouse, ??mins, TBA

Assassination of a High School President
Yari Film Group, ??mins, TBA

The Duchess
Paramount Vantage, ??mins, TBA

Phoebe in Wonderland
THINKFilm, ??mins, TBA

Warner Independent Pictures, ??mins, TBA

September 19th 2008
Ghost Town
Paramount Pictures, ??mins, TBA

The Weinstein Company, ??mins, TBA

Lakeview Terrace
Screen Gems, ??mins, TBA

MGM Pictures, ??mins, TBA

My Best Friend's Girl
Lionsgate, ??mins, TBA

Nothing But the Truth
Yari Film Group, ??mins, TBA

20th Century Fox, ??mins, TBA

Warner Bros. Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Miramax Films, ??mins, TBA

September 26th 2008
Eagle Eye
Paramount Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Miracle at St. Anna
Buena Vista Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Nights in Rodanthe
Warner Bros. Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Fox Searchlight, ??mins, TBA

October 3rd 2008
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Touchstone Pictures, ??mins, TBA

The Express
Universal Pictures, ??mins, TBA

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
MGM Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Sony Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Yari Film Group, ??mins, TBA

Lionsgate, ??mins, TBA

October 10th 2008
City of Ember
20th Century Fox, ??mins, TBA

Miramax Films, ??mins, TBA

House of Lies
Warner Bros. Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Sex Drive
Summit Entertainment, ??mins, TBA

October 17th 2008
Flash of Genius
Universal Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Max Payne
20th Century Fox, ??mins, TBA

Screen Gems, ??mins, TBA

Lionsgate, ??mins, TBA

The Secret Life of Bees
Fox Searchlight, ??mins, TBA

October 24th 2008
The Brothers Bloom
Summit Entertainment, ??mins, TBA

He's Just Not That Into You
Warner Bros. Pictures, ??mins, TBA

High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Buena Vista Pictures, ??mins, TBA

The Lucky Ones
Lionsgate, ??mins, TBA

Saw V
Lionsgate, ??mins, TBA

Warner Bros. Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Sony Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Roadside Romeo
Walt Disney Pictures, ??mins, TBA

October 31st 2008
Warner Bros. Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Zack and Miri Make a Porno
MGM Films, ??mins, TBA

November 7th 2008
The Lonely Maiden
Yari Film Group, ??mins, TBA

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Paramount Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Quantum of Solace (007)
Paramount Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Slumdog Millionaire
Warner Independent Pictures, ??mins, TBA

November 11th 2008
The Road
The Weinstein Company, ??mins, TBA

November 14th 2008
20th Century Fox, ??mins, TBA

Soul Men
Dimension Films, ??mins, TBA

November 21st 2008
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Warner Bros. Pictures, ??mins, TBA

The Soloist
DreamWorks Pictures, ??mins, TBA

November 26th 2008
Touchstone Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Four Christmases
Warner Bros. Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Humboldt Park
Overture Films, ??mins, TBA

Focus Features, ??mins, TBA

November 30th 2008
Badland, Inc., ??mins, TBA

December 5th 2008
Universal Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Punisher: War Zone
Lionsgate, ??mins, TBA

Youth in Revolt
The Weinstein Company, ??mins, TBA

December 12th 2008
The Day The Earth Stood Still
20th Century Fox, ??mins, TBA

Seven Pounds
Sony Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Summit Entertainment, ??mins, TBA

December 19th 2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Paramount Pictures, ??mins, TBA

The Tale of Desperaux
Universal Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Yes Man
Warner Bros. Pictures, ??mins, TBA

December 25th 2008

Bedtime Stories
Touchstone Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Hurricane Season
Universal Pictures, ??mins, TBA

Marley and Me
20th Century Fox, ??mins, TBA

The Patriots
The Weinstein Company, ??mins, TBA

The Spirit
Lionsgate, ??mins, TBA

December 26th 2008
Revolutionary Road
Paramount Vantage, ??mins, TBA

Upcoming Hollywood Movie Details

The Life Before Her Eyes

Uma Thurman, Evan Rachel Wood, Eva Amurri
Director: V. Perelman
Opens: Apr. 18th 2008

Story: A suburban wife and mother begins to question her seemingly perfect life on the 15th anniversary of a tragic high school shooting that took the life of her best friend. As the memories drift closer, her present life unravels.

The International

Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahi
Director: T. Tykwer
Opens: Aug. 15th 2008

Story: An Interpol Agent and Manhattan Assistant D.A. are determined to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. Uncovering illegal activities, the pair follow the money from Berlin to Milan to New York to Istanbul.


Daniel Craig, Liev Schrieber, Jamie Bell
Director: E. Zwick
Opens: September 2008

Story: Three Jewish brothers living in Nazi-occupied Poland escape into the Belarussian forest where they join resistance fighters in battling the Nazis. They build a village inside the forest and save the lives of over 1,200 Jews.

"Speed Racer" - Review

If an LSD trip could manifest itself in physical form and repeatedly rape your sensory sockets like only a repeat offender can, you'll get an idea of the visual and auditory assault that is in store for you with the Wachowski siblings new effort "Speed Racer".

Without that wild neon cornucopia exploding all over the screen though, there's actually not much else to this overly long, fitfully paced and often somber story of the way one brother's death haunts a family of staunch anti-capitalists with questionable taste in fashion and interior design. In spite of a roster of solid talent like Emile Hirsch, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox and John Goodman - all become lost amidst an orgy of pixels writhing around like the special effects equivalent of a bukkake film.

Visually the Wachowski's have already stated their intent to make a "live action cartoon" and in some ways they've succeeded - every detail in every frame is colorful, ambitious and in sharp focus. This delivers a bright world where every surface looks like it was painted by the Starburst company, the most demure physical environments are as garish as the Las Vegas strip, even the clothes make Gay Pride festivals seem funeral drab in comparison. If nothing else it'll be a great reference disc in a few months to show off your Blu-ray player's capabilities.

Yet the flat two-dimensional appearance, the hyper-kinetic editing, and the races which seem to violate all the laws of physics every few seconds, combine to rob the film of any sense of gravity in the literal and figurative sense. The graphics are so unabashedly gaudy and synthetic that they lose any sense of reality. They're also not helped by the way the race scenes are filmed, which never give any sense of geography as to where the drivers actually are in the race.

Ultimately the races end up being about how ridiculous the tracks can get rather than any real sense of competition. This leads to some interesting environments with lots of driving on steep cliffs or ice walls, buzz saws that pop out of front fenders, and every half-minute or so a car flipping in the air and/or spinning out of control - yet always landing right side up and at full speed.

All these scenes are so ostentatious that while there is a sense of cheesy fun, it's really only Ritalin-dependent kids who might find their XBOX 360 games somewhat slow that will get any genuine thrills. Unfortunately the rest of the film doesn't seem to be tailored for that demographic, in fact it's hard to see what audience the movie is aiming for.

Right at the start the film jumps back and forth in time with the surprisingly morose (for a PG film anyway) story of one young boy's hero worship of his brother destroyed by greedy hounding corporations ruining the brother's reputation and then seemingly killing him. These strange attempts at serious character moments - from Speed standing up to his overbearing father to the true nature of Racer X - fall flat amidst all the artifice. They aren't helped by countless other ridiculous character bits like Speed's dad spinning a boxers-clad ninja over his head, or Speed's younger brother and his chimp going on a sugar-induced rampage through a major corporation's hallways.

Goodman and Sarandon try their best as the doting parents, but can't bring emotion to this animated exercise. Even Emile Hirsch, a young actor who's blossoming into a real major talent, falls surprisingly flat as the titular Speed. Aussie actor Kick Gurry, Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox, even Korean pop star Rain end up lost amidst the confusion. Funnily enough this leaves Roger Allam's enjoyably overblown corporate baddie as the only character who leaves any impression afterwards.

It's not a disaster by any means - the visuals, though kind of numbing after a while, are ambitious. There is no subtlety of any kind, but this is a film that's not trying for that - it wants to be a great big flashy kiddie movie and on that level succeeds. Unfortunately it doesn't reach out beyond that - think the "Spy Kids" movies with a lot more money and decidedly less creativity - and runs out of gas a good half hour before crossing the finishing line.

At one point the race involves Speed pressing various buttons to activate his car's defense mechanisms - removing any last vestige of doubt that this would work a lot better as a video game than as a film. As a racing game with graphics at this level, it would be one of the best of the year. As a film, whilst not one of the worst, it's certainly one of the most visible failures. You have to give credit to the Wachowski's for trying something new, even if they crash and burn.

Justin Long, Fred Willard In "Youth in Revolt"

Justin Long and Fred Willard have joined the Dimension Films comedy "Youth in Revolt". Portia Doubleday will make her feature debut as Michael Cera's love interest in Miguel Arteta's adaptation of C.D. Payne's cult novel.

Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta, Jean Smart, M. Emmet Walsh, Ari Graynor, Adhir Kalyan, Tricia Mara, Zach Galifinakis, Erik Knudsen, Mary Kay Place and Jonny Wright also star. Gustin Nash, Arteta and Cera wrote the adapted screenplay.

Asin's Photo in VOGUE Magazine - First one from South Indian Film Industry

A Week of Injuries for kollywood

Looks like this the week for injuries! first it was S. J. Suryah, then Kajal Agarwal and then Prasanna and now little superstar Silambarsan.

Sumbu was shooting for the song Kettavan by Vaali where he twisted his ankle. Because in his song Kutti Pisase’s new dance movement became so popular he wanted to try some thing new. He asked choreographer Ashok Raaj for different move and he wanted it even if it was difficult. The doctors have advised him to take complete rest and he is going to take X-ray to see if there is any hairline factures.

Wimbeldon - Day 1 Results

Box Office Collection Weekend - Hollywood

Marmayogi is Maruthanayagam fund raiser

Every passionate filmmaker has an innate desire to express himself or herself with an ideology or thought that is close to the heart. Everyone who is oriented with Tamil cinema knows that Kamal Haasan has been thirsting for quite a while to make a film called 'Maruthanayagam'. The only reason this film is still waiting in the wings is due to the fact that it involves production costs no other Indian film can ever fathom.

Knowing Kamal Haasan and his precision skills for perfection, the film would involve state-of-the-art technological gizmo and exuberant artistes, technicians, Computer Generated Imagery and sets that do justice to the period film that Kamal Haasan has in mind.

The film did manage to take off some years ago in the presence of Queen Elizabeth but then 'the still to come to terms' Indian film industry was not ready for a trend setting cinematic adventure that Kamal Haasan is very capable of. The venture being called off brought many traits of the film industry into question. The most appalling reason being no production house, not even a conglomeration of production houses wanting to involve themselves in a trend-setting mission and that too having a tried and tested stalwart in Kamal Haasan by their side.

Would all these developments simmer down Kamal Haasan's passion for filmmaking? The answer is an emphatic NO. The maverick in Kamal Haasan was bound to take over and the result could be simply spectacular. He seems to be taking on the 'traditionally adhered to production values' all by himself.

Taking on the mantle of producing ‘Marmayogi’ on a first copy basis, the writer, director, actor is hopeful of cashing it big with this project. No guesses again as to where all the money would go. Obviously to realize his dream of making 'Maruthanayagam' come true.

Despite Dasavatharam's mixed reviews, the film is running to packed houses. This is testimony enough that the film has indeed penetrated and is permeating within the hearts of general audiences. A huge boost for the lone war that Kamal Haasan is fighting.

With general audiences by his side the versatile actor could very well come out on the winning side. If that happens a trend would have been created. A trend that would put Indian Cinema firmly on world screens.

Nayantara's Profile

Profile (Personal Biography): Nayanthara
Nick Name: NayanEducation: B.A (English Literature)
Date of Birth (Birthday): 8th Nov 1984
Height: 5′4
Weight: 54 Kg
Hair Color: Black
Birth Place: Thiruvalla (Kerala)
Religion: Hindu
Marital Status: Single
Languages: English, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam
Hobbies: Listening to Music, Love to Travel

Family Background

Father’s Name: Kurian Kodiyattu
Mother’s Name: Omana
Brother’s Name: Lenu

Film Background (Filmography)

Debut Film: Manassinakkare (Malayalam)
Other Facts: She also knows classical dance


Favourite Dish/ Recipes: North Indian Food

Favourite Color: BlackLikes: Self Confidence, Honesty

Hobbies: Listening to Music, Love to Travel

Trisha Krishnan's Profile

Personal Profile (Personal Biography): Trisha
Nick Name: Honey
Education: B.B.A
Date of Birth (Birthday): 4th May1983
Height: 5′6
Hair Color: Black
Birth Place: Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Religion: Hindu
Marital Status: Single
Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil and French
Hobbies: Music, Reading Books, Swimming
Contact Address: Mac Sunny Side, 5/1, Dr Alagappa Chettiar Road, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai- 600084
Other Facts: Won Miss Salem 1999, Miss Chennai 2000

Family Background

Father’Name: Krishnan
Mother’ Name: Uma Krishnan
Film Background (Filmography)
Debut Film: Lesa Lesa (Tamil)


Favourite Dish/ Recipes: South Indian Food
Favourite Color: Black and White
Likes: Self Confidence, Friends, Family
Hobbies: Music, Reading Books, Swimming

Asin's Profile

Personal Profile (Personal Biography): Asin Thotumkal
Nick Name: Asin

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Education: B.A (English Literature)
Date of Birth (Birthday): October 26, 1985Â

Height: 5″5
Weight: 52 Kg

Hair Color: Black
Birth Place: Cochin (Kerala)

Religion: Christian
Marital Status: Single
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam
Hobbies: Listening to Music
Contact Address: Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai

Family Background
Father’s Name: Joseph Thotumkal
Mother’s Name: Dr. Seline

Film Background (Filmography)
Debut Film: Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (Malayalam)

Other Facts: She also knows classical dance Favourites
Favourite Dish/ Recipes: Prawns with Kerala Rice
Favourite Dress: Jeans and Shirt
Favourite Color: Black and RedÂ
Likes: Honesty, family, friends, Confidence, Simplicity
Hobbies: Listening to music

Pyramid Saimira launched in China

Chennai-based Pyramid Saimira, the world's fastest growing entertainment conglomerate has signed a memorandum of understanding with the China Society Music Research Board, which is under the ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China. The Jiangsu Pyramid Longshze Group will operate the theatres, distribute films and engage in other entertainment, arts and cultural activities in China. The new entity plans to launch one screen per day in Mainland China and further generate non-box office revenues also.

Speaking about the MoU and the newly formed venture, Mr. V.P. Saminathan, Managing Director, Pyramid Saimira Group said, "It is a proud moment for Pyramid Saimira Group to become the first Indian Entertainment company to foray into China. This is a landmark deal for us, given that the entertainment sector in China is highly regulated. We see great potential for the entertainment sector in China as there is a significant increase in the disposable incomes of the entire population, as well as the willingness of new generation to avail multi faceted entertainment product and services".

Vijay's B'Day Bash - Flag Unveiled

Malavika Upset with the producer

On the sets of the movie Karthikai in Hyderabad studio, being five months pregnant Malavik refused to do a song with heave body movements and to that the producer barged into her caravan to chick if she was really pregnant.

Malavika has already refused to do many movements for the movie Kuruvi and Indira Vizha. The Karthikai shooting started before she got pregnant, but she has agreed to complete the movie.

She says “they want me to do a song while standing on a swing and when I refused that the producer barged into my caravan and demanded an explanation for my pregnancy and why I can’t dance. When I told him my belly is bulging out, he came close and felt my stomach. She immediately contacted Sarathkumar who as the Nadigar Sangam chief. Sarathkumar told her to pack up and leave.

Later Malavika flu back to Mumbai, even though the producer has threatened her that he will take this to the producers council.

"The Happening" - Review

From promising ingénue to critical pariah, the rise and fall of public perception towards M. Night Shyamalan as a filmmaker has been a fascinating story over the past few years - a kind of Shakespearean tragedy as if it were recounted by Jacqueline Susann.

Why does he generate such vitriol? The man flaunts an arrogance that borders on self-deification, yet so has many an acclaimed filmmaker from fanboy concubine James Cameron to existential ice queen Stanley Kubrick. One also can't deny that as a director he has a natural talent with his craft - composing and editing shots and set pieces in ways the oft-employed but dubiously talented Brett Ratner or Shawn Levy could only dream about.

Yet a few early warning indicators in the otherwise well-crafted "Unbreakable" and "Signs" showed that something was beginning to slip. The laughable period mystery "The Village" led to the simply atrocious fairy tale "Lady in the Water", two films that still demonstrated often impressive directorial technique but were hampered by his increasingly transparent, self-absorbed and often defensive scripting. Fleshed out characters and fascinating setups had devolved into amateurish essays into the structure of storytelling, rote caricatures and banal dialogue even George Lucas could improve on.

"The Happening" in many ways is a make or break film for the man. It's a return to the paranoia thriller genre that gave us "Signs", his familiar set up of a broken nuclear family being brought back together by a Twilight Zone-esque experience, and yet another homage to one of his mentor Hitchcock's most famous works - in this case "The Birds". It doesn't work. In fact, excluding a few moments of chilling effectiveness, this could fairly be called his worst film yet. Even his usual saving grace of keen directorial acumen for the first time visibly loses cohesion on screen, ultimately yielding a film that would've been considered one of the year's most notable disappointments had there actually been any moderately-sized anticipation for it.

The problems lie all over the place, starting with career worst performances from Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel. Admittedly Wahlberg has never been considered one of the next great award-winning young talents to have emerged on the scene, nevertheless he's amply demonstrated strong work in the past and proven a quite amenable protagonist even in some very dodgy material. This is the first time however where he delivers a performance of Heather Graham sexual thriller caliber, the kind where on NUMEROUS occasions he sighs a tepid 'oh no' in situations where everyone around him is graphically killing themselves.

It's astonishingly flat work - whether it be his attempted 'I'm a hip teacher' schoolroom banter, to this film's "fridge surviving an atomic bomb" moment of incredulity where he calmly tries to negotiate with a pot plant. His only strength is that he does fit with Zooey Deschanel's oddly distant and perpetually stoned role as his estranged wife. The two have no chemistry and consistently fail to convey the gravity or urgency of their increasingly dire situation which undermines much of the suspense. An overly talky John Leguizamo is the only one who seems able to at least display a sense of personal jeopardy in his few fleeting moments.

None of the cast, which doesn't include the helmer himself this time, are helped by atrocious dialogue and a storyline which never really goes anywhere or with any specific direction in mind. It's a shame considering the strong start to the film with people in New York's Central Park suddenly freezing in place and one girl calmly stabbing herself in the neck. A few minutes later workers hurl themselves off a construction in the film's single most chilling shot. A good 10-15 minutes of the film's short runtime is devoted to these grim suicides which take place throughout the film.

Some hit with brutal effectiveness, even a jaded filmgoer like myself was shocked by one sequence involving the brutal slaying of two kids. Other deaths however (one at a zoo, another involving a gardening tool) are so overplayed as to be almost laughable. With a few obvious 9/11 parallels, the Western world still overly paranoid about the threat of terrorism and not concerned enough with environmental issues, and a lot of people still unsettled by the topics of suicide or euthanasia - one can see these scenes still proving effective with portions of the audience.

An early attempt to scientifically explain why people are doing what they do sadly only serves to point out the ridiculousness of the situation - going from neuro-chemical suppression of self-preservation instincts to proactively committing suicide in various elaborate ways is a very large leap of logic. Yet the potential cause revealed very early on in the film, that of Mother Nature being the world's most effective biological terrorist, could've worked brilliantly had they tried for something more reasonable (a simple airborne fatal poison) or something far more elaborate such as a "Day of the Triffids" scenario.

Instead we get a few action set pieces with our characters ridiculously trying to out run gusts of wind, wind with an astonishingly slow pace, flat front, and inability to blow through the many cracks and holes of houses in a state of disrepair. At 91 minutes the film is mercifully brief, tech credits from James Newton Howard's score to the production design and location shoots are solid.

It's an unengaging and ultimately uninteresting ecological thriller that oddly enough might've worked better had Shyamalan relied on his usually more ambitious twists and elaborate back story mythology instead of this restrained low-key approach. His clumsy bluntness may have been ingratiating and even infuriating, but it was at least passionate and gave his earlier work much more energy, genuine visceral tension, and showed a ballsy ability to manipulate the audience. The only thing 'happening' here is a film imploding with a whimper instead of a bang.

Hulk Review

Not the home run that they hit the first time around with "Iron Man", this second effort of the new Marvel Studios is good enough that it fixes some of the key problems brought up by Ang Lee's generally dismissed first attempt at adapting Hulk for the big screen.

Despite a lot of outright hostility towards it these days, the 2003 "Hulk" remains a textbook example of a noble failure. Superhero movies are like the James Bond franchise - variations on the same formula. Those that truly succeed push the boundaries, but also stick to and make best use of certain pre-set structural rules. Lee's "Hulk" abandoned them altogether, crafting an odd blend of morose 'Jekyll and Hyde' melodrama and ridiculously flamboyant action-fantasy antics. Visually it was bold, even innovative, but in terms of storytelling it was a fascinating jumbled mess - distant, bloated, ambitious, arty and often impenetrable.

In contrast Louis Letterier and Edward Norton's new incarnation of the green meanie has no such lofty ideals or hidden depths. This 'Hulk' is designed purely for fast, formulaic mainstream thrills by mixing a chase thriller across the Americas with a few key set pieces of Hulk smashing up things. It's derivative to be sure, various scenes cribbing off better efforts of the genre along with other recent hits, but the script balances its disparate elements enough to likely satisfy fans.

It may be more of a crowd-pleaser, but that certainly doesn't make the new 'Hulk' a roaring success. At 106 minutes its quite short and sharp, yet there's some awkward lulls in the pacing and very notable gaps in the logic and story. On several occasions some almost savage editorial cuts throw you out of the film's flow, yet each of the three big action scenes with the creature are dragged out several minutes longer than is needed - and in doing so it lessens their impact.

The first and strongest act by far may as well be called "The Bourne Irradiation" with Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) hiding out as an employee of a bottling plant in the mountain-side slums of Brazil. The ensuing half-hour has him researching his condition, chatting online with a mysterious source called Mr. Blue, and generally outrunning bad guys through a maze of alleyways and rooftops. The superb cinematography makes great use of the location, turning the rainforest-enclosed makeshift city into an eerily beautiful yet sinister place.

It also works because it smartly sets up the situation, taking time to learn Banner's motives and actions to control his Hulk-side both in the long and short term. The film certainly requires foreknowledge of the character and his relationships as the origin element, very different to Lee's "Hulk", is hastily skipped through during the opening credits. What sells us though is Norton delivering his usual committed work as a much more proactive and sympathetic Bruce Banner than Eric Bana's tortured geek or Bill Bixby's mix of camp and anal retention.

It's not a definitive performance by any means for a superhero character, much less the actor, but its lends enough credibility to balance out the various underwritten supporting roles that surround him. Of those Liv Tyler fares the best, her more comfortably-paced scenes with Norton during the middle of the movie providing a much needed breather between the increasingly bombastic quick-cut set pieces that devolve into the final videogame-like brawl.

Tim Blake Nelson's brief role as a scientist and potential future villain is an ultra-goofy letdown, a stark contrast to Ty Burrell's quietly strong but painfully slim and muted role as Betty's current love interest (he's in such few scenes that this relationship to her is never made clear). The usually reliable likes of William Hurt and Tim Roth disappoint as they overplay their one-dimensional villains of the piece into pure ham territory - Hurt at least seems to be having fun though, despite a few notable character inconsistencies.

In regards to the action it's Hulk's first appearance that is the most creative. Time is taken to build up to it, and for the most part he's kept in shadow where he terrorises his potential captors from the dark corners within the plant. Subsequent rampages across a college campus and the streets of Harlem become increasingly silly, over-edited, and too reliant on the adept but uninspiring visual effects which trade quality for sheer quantity. Skin texturing may have improved drastically since the last Hulk, but the character still looks like a big cartoonish sprite - at least this time they keep his size consistent.

The film does do a good job with the niggling flaw of the clothing shifts, Norton spending much of the film half-naked clutching the remnants of some much-abused pants. The scant humor is well-placed, only one joke really misfiring, whilst the cameos by the aforementioned Ferrigno, Marvel stalwart Stan Lee, and a certain fellow superhero are by far the most clever yet for a Marvel film. A lot of references are also made to a WW2-developed serum and 'Super Soldier' program, hinting about a certain Captain appearing in the near future.

It'll be interesting to see how this is received as with superhero movies we've become used to a mix of stellar efforts that transcend their pulpy origins (Spider-Man 2, Batman Begins, Iron Man), good intentioned but sadly flat disappointments of different calibers (Superman Returns, the first Hulk, Spider-Man 3), and just plain awful wastes of space (Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider, Elektra). This incarnation of "Hulk" fits none of these categories, rather it settles on being good enough for its fans and a decent enough actioneer for the rest of us.

There's a definite feeling of a much longer and more substantial movie in here which has been truncated, and talk of Edward Norton's unhappiness with the final product is understandable if many of the deeper character scenes have been left on the editing room floor. What remains, though certainly not the dud many were expecting, is not good enough to justify the need for such a restart. Unless you're a fan, the new 'Hulk' isn't one to rush out for, but it is worth catching eventually.

Christian Bale Is Robin Hood?

Here's a very interesting casting rumor. Ridley Scott is keen to cast Christian Bale as Robin Hood in his upcoming reinvention of the legend "Nottingham". The new version pains the Sheriff of Nottingham (Russell Crowe) as a more noble character forced to work for a tyrant, whilst Hood himself will be portrayed as a much darker and dangerous personality than previous incarnations. Sienna Miller was cast earlier this week to play Maid Marion who becomes the center of a love triangle with Hood & the Sheriff. Vanessa Redgrave, William Hurt and young "Atonement" actress Saoirse Ronan will also apparently appear in the project which begins costume fittings next week.

Happy Birthday Vijay

Vijay is unveiling his flag on his 35th birthday this Sunday. This occasion is taking place at the Akila Indiya Vijay Rasigar Narpani Mandram. The interesting fact about his flag is that it bears a similarity to Rajini’s flag. Rajini’s flag is Light Blue, with White and Red with his image imprinted in a star. Now Vijay’s flag is Light Blue and White with Vijay’s face over it.

Another person to have a flag is Vijayakanth which he used it for his party’s flag follewed by Sarath Kumar. And now it’s Vijay’s turn?? Or he may not go into politics after all. As we wait for the outcome, Vijay will be celebrating his birthday at 4.30 pm at the University of Madras, Centenary Hall.

Vikram and Illena in K S Ravikumar project

Dasavatharam is ready for release and you don't see Director K.S.Ravikumar excited about. Well, he had already started working on scripts for his forthcoming project and of course, shooting would commence too.

Vikram, who at present busy shooting for films of Mani Rathnam and Kandasamy plays the lead role. Though Vikram recommended Trisha to be roped in as female lead role, but KS. Ravikumar's idea was to get in Ileana and he had done it.

Ileana, the hot and bubbly girl of Tollywood makes her re-entry into Tamil Cinema with this flick. Shooting for the film would soon commence…

Kamal's Next Venture 'Marmayogi' launched

Marmayogi, a bi-lingual period film in Hindi and Tamil, set in the seventh century will be the biggest film made in Tamil and it is being scripted and directed by Kamal Hassan. This film is said to be the costliest film ever made in India. Pyramid Saimira will lend their shoulders by aiding Kamal Hassan to produce this film. This will be the first time that some latest technology will be incorporated in this movie. Kamal Hassan was already in USA to try his get up in this periodic film.

The RED Camera, with his high output quality for a low price, is said to be a welcome development for film-makers with low budget. Accordingly, it was expected that Marmayogi would be the first Tamil movie to be shot by that technology. The film is a remake of the 1951 MGR-Anjali Devi starrer of the same name.

The film is based on the novel, 'Vendetta: The story of one forgotten', written by Marie Corelli in the year 1886. The movie launch function of Marmayogi will take place on July 13, 2008. Kamal Haasan has decided to hold the function at Grand Hotel in Mumbai

Stars Galaxy in Kusalen

To commemorate the 75th year of Tamil cinema, P.Vasu has now included a song sequence which begins with the words 'Cinema…cinema…MGR, Sivaji, NTR....ivargal irundha cinema…..inimale idhu pol varuma'.

Nearly thirty actors and actress will participate in this song sequence including Ajith, Vijay, Vikram, Surya and Trisha. The main highlight of the song is to elucidate the sufferings and pressures the technicians face during making of a film. The song will also highlight that unity of the technicians can only fulfill the success of a film.

Satyam to be released on August 15th

On Independence Day, on the 15 of August director Rajasekharan have planed to release Vishal starrer movie Sathyam. Vishal plays a cop with Nayantara for the first time with Nayantara. With Upendra as the villain and Jeyaraj takes the music this movie is packed with action, humor and of course sentiments as expected. This movie is expected to hit the box office very high.

Trisha slapped by a lady

Every weekend you can find Trish at discotheque of star hotels in Chennai. She enjoys Sula (a white wine manufactured from Nasik) while she dances with young crowd.
When she and her friends decided to leave around 12:30 am, she bumped into a woman who was entering into the hall. Trisha apologized as a sign of courtesy, but for that, the lady slapped Trisha more than three times and used abusive words. As usual big crowd gathered to prevent the problem from developing further.

Her friends helped Trisha to go home safely. The Hotel admin apologized on behalf of the lady and also requested the actress to leave the place due to security reasons but Trisha wanted to know details of the lady.

Later she found out that the woman is a wife of a powerful police officer known to Trisha. He has warned Trisha about the public nuisance in the past

Suman - next Prakash Raj in Kollywood

If Prakash Raj is the most desperate person at present, Suman would be happiest in Kollywood now. Prakash Raj had accepted many projects and at a point that started affecting his shooting schedules. Due to his prolonged absence in most of the shootings, especially in Tollywood, he has been banned now.

It is also mentionable that he is at the similar danger zone in Kollywood.Now Suman has started replacing Prakash Raj in most of the films.

Recent release Kuruvi was supposed to have Prakash Raj in baddie role. But due to long shooting schedule, Prakash Raj couldn't make it up and Suman picked up the chance.

Now, he has been roped into Ajith's next movie titled Aegan directed by Raju Sundaram and Dhanush starrer Padikadhavan directed by Suraaj.

Dhanush's advance booking of super stars film title

The funniest and silliest part in Kollywood has been recently happening in Kodambakkam. Dhanush after witnessing success with Polladhavan has booked around 70 movie titled of Rajnikanth.

Well, it is more evident that his next film as Padikaadhavan. Buzzes are that he has approached Producers Council booking for around 70 titles of Rajnikanth and that includes Baba too. It is believed that he has vowed since Rajnikanth's film of Baba was a flop, with the same title he will give a great hit. Also he has instructed few members of Producers Council that none of the titles should be given to Simbhu…

Ajith wants to give his best

Ultimate Star Ajith Kumar has more focused in his career soon after the success of his previous venture Billa. Now he has decided that he would be taking up only one project at a time. This in order to focus only one flick and to give the best out of him to the directors as well the audiences.

At present, he is busy shooting for the remake of Hindi movie Main Hoon Na titled Aegan. Suman plays the role of baddie that was performed by Sunil Shetty in original version.

Shooting is moving on slowly, since each and every shot has been very finely framed. Yuvan Shankar Raja has completed scoring music for all the lyrics. Music for the film is slated to be launched somewhere in the middle of July

Jakkubhai Surya

Much before the Dasavatharam fever would end up in tinsel town, K.S.Ravikumar has been rocking with couple of projects in his hand. With Vikram playing lead role in his another flick, K.S.Ravikumar did launch his other movie produced by Radaan Media Network.

The movie was launched privately at the office of Raadan Media where only few celebrities were invited. Actor Surya was present for the occasion not just as a guest, but it was only during this occasion, it was revealed that Surya too plays a prominent leading role in the movie.

Jakkubhai was supposed to have Rajnikanth in lead role and it was left out of hands due to some reason the project was dropped. Now, the film has become sensational with Surya and Sarath Kumar in lead roles. Sarath Kumar plays dual roles with Shriya Charan playing female lead role. Director Ravikumar has been on the heels of roping in Tabu to play female lead role…

Vikram on a roll

Chiyaan Vikram is brimming up for many projects in hands now. Before he would get completed with the shooting of Kandasamy, he has now been roped into Mani Rathnam's film that is yet to be titled.

This bi-lingual flick has Vikram pairing up with Aishwarya Rai Bacchan. Before he could have his level of excitement getting down, K.S.Ravikumar did come up with his offer. This commercial movie will have Vikram playing dual roles and would be romancing with Nayanthara. So its not gonna be double, but triple cheers for Vikram…

Super Hero - Surya Together

Long time back, the best sensational news that were hitting headlines of tinsel town was K.S.Ravikumar and Superstar Rajnikanth joining hands together for 'Jakkubhai'. But later, Rajnikanth got himself relieved from the project due to unknown reasons. After these periods of 4 years, K.S.Ravikumar after dusting and getting the script polished has geared up with Sarath Kumar.

Sarath Kumar has played dual roles in several flicks and they have witnessed both successes as well failures. But now, K.S.Ravikumar has crafted dual role for Sarath Kumar here again in Jakkubhai. Well, the most tantalizing part over here is Actor Surya performs prominent role pairing up with Shriya Charan.

Sarath Kumar earlier was reported to pair up with Sneha, then approached Bollywood actress Tabu. Finally, both Sarath Kumar and K.S.Ravikumar have zeroed down at Kamilini Mukherji…

Kamal's Next Venture

Dasavatharam fever is still ruling across the far-flung corners of the globe and Kamal Haasan has started working on his forthcoming projects. As known earlier, his film titled 'Marmayogi' doesn't feature him in just lead role, but also has an auteur handling story, screenplay, dialogues and direction.

Hema Malini has been already roped into the film and still buzzes are running on whom would be the other heroine? Will it be Kajol or Asin is something we have to wait and see. A.R.Rahman scoring music for the film will set to be another main limelight in this flick.

Sources close to him have also revealed that he is glimpsing through certain novels penned by John Grisham. Probably looks like, he has plans to adapt those novels that have been already made into films in Hollywood…

Prithviraj to play Techno Savvy role

Prithviraj will act in a techno savvy role in the film titled Nagerkoil. This film is being produced by B.Arumugam. Padmapriya will be pairing with him in this film. Prithviraj who appears in a very mod and peppy role in this film is accustomed to the modern life style.
But the twist in this film is that he comes from a very orthodox background whose hereditary is of a temple priest who is a medium between God and common people. Prithviraj is scared that he may be forced to undertake the family traditional profession after his father.

Now enter his lady love Padmapriya who loves and marries him and enters his house. What happens during this conflict forms the back drop of this film. E.M.S.Raja has written the dialogues and the film is directed by Surender

Another comedian turns hero

One more comedian is in the road to turning into a hero and it is none other than our Karunas. His movie Dindugal Sarathy is a remake of Vadakku Nokki Endhiram, which is a Malayalam movie.

His lady will be played by Karthika from the movie Nam Naadu. Director Sivashanmugan is directing the film and produced by Dream Towers Ltd. Karunas plays a husband who is scared of his wife’s beauty which leads him to hate handsome men.

Vijay to unveil his flag

Vijay will flay to Chennai on June 22 for his birthday celebration with his fans at the fan club association. At the celebration Vijay will unveil the flag for him. Does this mean politics for Vijay in the future?

Well according to his fan “It too early to say. But he is a mass hero and is admired by everyone. Obviously a flag will bring all the fans together. “

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