ENTERTAINMENT

Baahubali-2 pushes back even Hollywood biggies in US

Baahubali: The Conclusion has managed to open big. As much as 80 per cent of the screens are showing the S S Rajamouli-directed, multi-lingual film in Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. The Hindi version was out in maximum screens across the country. Moreover, the movie, released in Tamil and Telugu in USA, the UK and Australia, is topping the charts pushing big Hollywood movies behind in box office collection.

Nikki Galrani contributes for Nadigar Sangam building

Actress Nikki Galrani has presented cheque for Rs 3 lakh towards the construction of building at Nadigar Sangam complex at T Nagar in Chennai. She handed over the cheque to Nadigar Sangam’s office-bearer Sriman. Much recently, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan laid the foundation stone for Nadigar Sangam building. The event was also attended by Suriya, STR, Vishal, Nasser and many others. According to Nadigar Sangam general secretary Vishal, the building

Sai Pallavi to debut in Tamil with director Vijay's film

Director A L Vijay, who awaits Vanamagan’s release on 19 May, is all set to direct a movie that would feature Malayalam actress Sai Pallavi in the lead. It is a crime-thriller, titled Karu, and the project will be bankrolled by Raju Mahalingam of Lyca Productions. Pre-production work will kickstart after the release of Vanamagan. This will be Sai Pallavi’s official debut in Tamil. Remember, Sai Pallavi is a name

Hansika to romance Prabhudeva in next film

Hansika acted as heroine in Prabhudeva’s directorial Engeyum Kadhal. Now the news is that she will romance Prabhudeva for a film titled Gulebakavali. Newcomer Karnan will be directing the film. Prabhudeva, made a comeback as actor with Devi(L). He is now acting in Yung Mung Sung directed by M S Arjun. He is also set to direct Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja with Karthi, Vishal and Sayyeshaa. Hansika is playing female

Theme park to have turbo flyers this summer

Chennai: As a part of its summer show this year, VGP Universal Kingdom has arranged for shows under the theme, ‘VGP Turbo Flyers,’ which will have ‘live wire’ performers from US. The show was opened to public in the presence of VGP group, chairman, V G Santhosam, vicechairman, V G Selvaraj, and managing director, V G P Ravidas along with the top brass of VGP Management including senior director, V

EUFF shows that love all is not only for tennis

Of all human emotions, love is the only one that behaves in an odd manner. It sometimes needs true company to express the emotion, while in some cases it rises among an unusual couple. Thus, love has not set a protocol or a guideline since its evolution. There are movies made every now and then portraying these unusual love stories. A couple of movies screened at the European Union Film

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