Saturday, October 23, 2010


The glittering National Awards distribution ceremony took place at the national capital New Delhi yesterday. The President of India, Pratiba Patil distributed the awards to many top film personalities including Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Resool Pookutty, and D Rama Naidu.
While Amitabh Bachchan received the award for his excellent performance in Paa, a film which was produced by his son Abhishek Bachchan, D Rama Naidu was recognized with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for his contribution to the Indian cinema.
Sasi Kumar and Pandiraj also received the national award for the best feature film in Tamil and dialogues respectively.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Success' favorite child Suriya can never be seen complacent before any movie he acts. This is evident with his new action plan for his forthcoming movie's release even though he has had a habit of giving regular hits. 7aam Arivu, directed by A.R. Murugadoss, is set in two different backdrops. Interestingly, Suriya acts as a circus stuntman in one of his avatars in the movie. The perfectionist that he is, Suriya has had extensive training in rope fights, swinging on airs and martial arts for his role.

Latest news is that Suriya would be performing these stunts on stage LIVE during the audio release of 7aam Arivu. The shooting of the film is being held at rapid pace as Murugadoss has already committed himself to direct a Bollywood action movie starring Akshay Kumar.

Uthama Puthiran Stills


Telugu director Babu had approached Nayanthara to play Sita in the film Sri Ramajayam. He had earlier signed up Bala Krishna to play lord Rama in the film.
When various women’s organizations came to know of the director’s decision to cast Nayan as Sita, they decided to call for an agitation. According to several women’s organizations, Nayan should not be considered for the role as she is having an illicit relationship with a married man – Prabhu Deva. 

Sensing trouble, Babu has decided to cast another popular actress and is now said to be in talks with her.


Roja was on her way to Kerala to participate in a function. The actress boarded a flight at Chennai to reach Coimbatore from where she intended to travel to Kerala by road. She reportedly handed over her handbag to an air hostess on flight to place it in the overhead cabin. When Roja was on her way to Kerala, she came to know that Rs. 2.60 lakhs of cash in her handbag was missing. She immediately lodged a complaint and the airport authorities and police are investigating the issue. It is not clear if the cash was lost at the airport or on flight.


For every person who enjoyed Endhiran, there is another person who has something to nitpick and complain about the movie. I have seen so many people spreading bad word of mouth about the movie even before seeing it by saying that the movie does not live up to the hype and that it is merely ok. I just wanted to clarify to such people as to why Endhiran is a landmark in Indian cinema history.

People who don’t like Rajni:
I really don’t know why some people don’t like the greatest entertainer ever. They just like to see him fail. They get some sadistic pleasure to know that Rajni has slipped from his perch. They cite so many reasons like his stand in politics, his larger than life antics, his high pay etc to hate him. Please people see him as an actor. I am not asking you to accept Rajni as god and do paalabishekam for his cutout. But just see him like any other actor. And finally remember that a movie is a collective effort. Don’t hate it just because you don’t like one person associated with the movie.

So finally what I would like to say is that the fact is that our lovable Superstar is getting old. Even the superstar has his limits in real life. He is choosy in selecting scripts and now that Endhiran is out it might be another 2 years before we see him on screen. And such a mammoth combo may not even be possible again in Tamil cinema. So for now instead of nitpicking Endhiran go enjoy the experience. It is a far better movie than what we have seen so far in 2010 with a lot of effort and hard work behind it. So stop hating it for silly reasons. Sun pictures, Shankar and Superstar could have easily made another masala movie which would have met the expectations of the average moviegoer and maybe raked in more profit for sun pictures compared to the investment they made now. But instead they decided to opt for a movie void of Tamil cinema clich├ęs and one which focuses more on Superstars acting than exploiting his mass image.

And just because the movie is made with the budget of 5 movies, don’t go in expecting the entertainment value of 5 movies in one movie. Instead of expecting 200 crores of entertainment expect your tickets worth of 200 rupees of entertainment. You will find a far far rewarding movie experience.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Endhiran Premier Show With Abhishek

The Robot fever has just caught up with the Bachchans on Monday. Superstar Rajinikanth was in Mumbai for a special screening of Robot for another superstar Amitabh Bachchan. The show at PVR Juhu was also attended by Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai. Sources report that senior and junior Bachchan thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the movie. Abhishek was in his typical self summing up his experience. "Just finished seeing ROBOT!!! Mind blowing!!!! nothing else can be said...... DOT", is all he had to say.

Amitabh Bachchan was all praises for his friend Rajini. "ROBOT a sensation all over .. Rajni you are just unbelievable my friend ..many more accolades your way" is what he had to say about Rajini. He also added by saying "what an experience... incredible !! Whistles claps applause ..amazing".


Rajinikanth was promoting his recently released Endhiran at a studio in Chennai when he came to know Nayanthara was also in the same studio shooting for a commercial.
The actor, soon after completing his commitment, went over to the sets where the commercial was being shot, sources say.
Superstar and Nayan were seen exchanging pleasantries but their conversation turned confidential soon after.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Dhanush, Genelia, K. Bhagyaraj, Vivek, Karunas, Vijay Antony, Mithran Jawahar, Producer Ramesh Tandra, Sharda Tilok, and Gopimohan have took part in the Uthama Puthiran Audio Launch Today (Oct 5th) at Hotel Green Park in Chennai. The film is produced by Balaji Studios Pvt Ltd and directed by Mithran Jawahar. Dhanush and Genelia play the lead pair in Uthama Puthiran. Music is by Vijay Anthony.
Uthama Puthiran is the remake of the Telugu hit film Ready. Genelia has also played the female lead in the original version.