ENTERTAINMENT

Karnataka govt order to cap ticket rates in 2 days

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government will issue in the next two days an order for implementing a State budgetary proposal to cap cinema ticket rates at Rs 200, a top official said. The delay in issuing the order has triggered a public debate as cinema theatres had started charging whopping ticket prices for the keenly awaited ‘Baahubali-2’, which hit the screens yesterday. The order would be issued in the next two

Baahubali 2 leaked on net, shows cancelled

Chennai: Call it a shocker for team Baahubali: The Conclusion . Even as there were hiccups in its release this morning, the pirated version of the movie was out in various websites. Unfortunately the early morning shows of the Tamil version of the movie were not screened as theatreowners could not get screening license from producers (ARKA Medi Works). Tamilnadu distributor K Productions owed Rs 15 crore to Arka Mediworks,

European Union Film Festival showcases 'meninism'

Gender equality always mean the rights and empowerment of women. Feminism had led to making several movies across the world. In-between this, the ‘need of a man’ has somehow been lost. In the life of a male, there are struggles and sacrifices which are left unsaid. Here are a couple of movies that speak on the grey areas of a man’s life and his expectations. Two movies screened at the

Film industry condoles Vinu Chakravarthy's death

Chennai: Known for his unique stentorian voice and trademark pauses in dialogue delivery, Vinu Chakravarthy was a favourite for mimicry artistes. The man with a baritone voice was a successful director-scriptwriter, too. His passing away in Chennai on Friday night after prolonged illness has left a void in the industry. Vinu Chakravarthy has acted in over 1,000 Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Badaga and Malayalam language films playing villain, comic roles and supporting characters.

Now, a white pig turns star in film

After the likes of fish, dog and cat, now a Tamil movie is made around a white pig. Titled Jetli, the movie is directed by Jagansai. Says the filmmaker, “It speaks about world politics.” Besides wielding the megaphone, Jagansai plays one of the lead characters in the film. Kannan Ponnaiya is also in the cast. Salim Kumar, a national award winning actor from Kerala, essays a key role in the

Arya does it for Bharathiraja

Kurangu Bommai, being directed by debutant Nithilan Swaminathan, features director Bharathiraja in an important role with Myna fame Vidharth in supporting cast. The film had its first look poster released by Malayalam actor Mammootty. Vijay Sethupathi released the animation poster. Music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja has bought the music rights of the film for his banner U-1 Records. Ajaneesh Lokanathan is the music composer of Kurangu Bommai. Much recently Arya

Theru Naaigal focuses on farmers

Debutant director Hari Uthraa is ready with his movie Theru Naaigal. The film speaks about the plight of farners in delta regions of Tamilnadu. It also throws light on how corporate sectors destroy their livelihood. Talking about the film, the director, says, “It’s a political drama that talks about how farmers in the delta regions are affected by corporates. Most of the scenes are shot in the interior regions of

Rahman unveils poster of directorial venture

Academy Award-winning composerA R Rahman has added yet another feather to his cap. The celebrated music composer has turned director with Le Musk, one of the world’s first cinematic Virtual Reality Immersive narratives and unveiled the first poster of his much-awaited VR movie The poster features the film’s female protagonist Nora Arnezeder. Clad in a red-outfit, the leading lady seems lost in the aroma that has engulfed her. As the

Vishal urges govt to act tough on piracy

Chennai: Close on the heels of assuming office, Tamil Film Producers Council president Vishal said that if their demands to State and Central governments are not addressed, the Tamil film industry would strike work from 30 May. Addressing media persons, Vishal, said, “We have urged Centre and State governments to completely eradicate piracy with the help of cyber crime and Internet Service Providers.” We need a permanent solution and if

Baahubali-2 producer dismisses online video leak

Chennai: A video, featuring Prabhas and Rana Daggubatti, from the much-anticipated Baahubali: The Conclusion has apparently been leaked on the Internet. With just a day left for the movie’s release, the leak has shocked many in the industry. However, one of the producers of the film, Shoba Yarlagadda, took to Twitter and dismissed rumours regarding the alleged leak. She said the 2-minute raw footage was leaked online last year. Baahubali-2,

Veteran actor Vinod Khanna passes away

Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passed away at a hospital here this morning. He was 70. Vinod Khanna was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation hospital on 31 March with severe dehydration. The hospital authorities refused to share the reasons for his demise. The actor made his acting debut in 1968 with Man Ka Meet and is best remembered for his performance in films like Mere Apne, Mera