Santhanam hands full with back-to-back ventures

From a popular comedian, Santhanam ventured to play lead roles. He managed a decent hit with Dhilluku Dhuddu. Now he has four films in his kitty. Santhanam has completed the shoot for Server Sundaram and Sakka Podu Podu Raja. He is busy with Odi Odi Uzhaikanum and Selvaraghavan’s directorial Mannavan Vanthanadi. Sakka Podu Podu Raja is produced by V T V Ganesh. Newcomer Vaibhavi plays the romantic interest of Santhanam

Nibunan to be released on 7 July

Arjun’s 150th venture Nibunan, directed by Arun Vaidyanathan will be out 7 July. Produced by Passion Studios, the movie also stars Prasanna and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in prominent characters. “It is an action-oriented crime thriller being made in Tamil and Kannada simultaneously”, says Arun Vaidyanathan. Arjun will be playing the role of DSP Ranjit Kalidoss, a police officer who solves complicated crimes. “Nibunan also shows the personal side of the cops,

Sathriyan to hit the screens by 9 June

Vikram Prabhu starrer Sathriyan is all set for release in over 300 screens on 9 June. Directed by Prabhakaran and  produced by Sathyajothi Films, the movie stars Manjima Mohan as heroine. The film has been censored and given U certificate. “It is not like the usual cinematic gangster movies that you come across in Tamil cinema. This is a realistic narration of a gangster’s lifestyle. You will never see the

Good man can't bring change, says Cheran

National Award Winning director Cheran has announced that he will be directing two films this year. “For the past three years, in the name of new attempts, I tried to uproot the hill but failed miserably. Only now, understood that I can’t even move a single stone in this world, which is filled with jealousy, narrow-minded people, and wrong things.” “A good man can’t bring any change here, I’ve to

'Thondan speaks about humanity'

Samuthirakani’s directorial Thondan is hitting screens on 26 May. Vikranth and Samuthirakani play lead roles while the cast includes Sunaina, Soori, Thambi Ramaiah, Namo Narayana, Ganja Karuppu among others with a musical score by Justin Prabhakaran. Thondan is bank-rolled under Vasundara Devi Cine Films banner. The movie has managed a U certificate. “In my directorial films, I make sure to convey a solid message to the society but at the

Raghava Lawrence to do a period film

Raghava Lawrence will begin his next that would have story by Vijayendra Prasad, father of ace director SS Rajamouli and writer of the Baahubali series. “When Prasad narrated the story, I was floored. Without any hesitation, I gave my nod. Plans are on to do the movie in two parts”, says Raghava Lawrence. Sources say that the film will be made as a bilingual in Tamil and Telugu. Talks are

'Sathya will propel Sibiraj to stardom'

Sathya will be a movie to reckon with in Sibiraj’s career, says filmmaker Pradeep Krishnamurthy. Remember it is the title of yesteryear Kamal Haasan movie. When asked, Pradeep, says, “We though Sathya would be an apt title for this crime thriller. When we approached Kamal Haasan sir, he immediately agreed and gave it to us. We are  thankfulfor his generosity.” Speaking about the film, “A remake of Telugu hit Kshanam

Cholamandalam partners with Mavin to drive app

Chennai: Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Limited, the financial services arm of Murugappa Group, has partnered with Mavin to drive app adoption and engagement. A press note said the agreement marks the launch of Mavin’s SDK level integration with Chola app to widen its reach using the reward programme powered by Mavin wallet solution. With the new integration, the company can strategically reward users for engaging with the app and

Morgan banking on IPL trio to boost England

London: Eoin Morgan is hoping the return of three key players from the Indian Premier League (IPL) will help England defeat top-ranked South Africa in their upcoming one-day international series. A three-match contest between the sides starts with a day/nighter at Headingley on Wednesday, with the series given added spice by the fact it acts as a warm-up for next week’s Champions Trophy tournament in England and Wales. That competition

Vaiko walks out of prison after 50 days

Chennai: MDMK leader Vaiko has finally got bail in connection with the 2009 sedition  case  filed  for  speaking  against  the  Indian  government.  He  was  imprisoned in Puzhal prison after he was  asked  to  be  in  judicial  custody  and finally got bail today. The  police  had  registered  a  case  under IPC sections 124 (sedition) and 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, place of birth, residence, language) against