Editorial: Chaos & confusion

2019 has so far been a disappointing one for Tamil cinema. Of the 150-odd movies that hit the screens this year hardly half-a-dozen managed to recover costs. Ask producers they say piracy is a major reason, while a few say the rising cost of remuneration for actors is the biggest hurdle. Amidst such a scenario comes ad-hoc committee of the Tamil Film Producers Council holding discussions with State government on the possibility of fixing the salary of actors and directors based on the theatrical collections of their films. Continue Reading

Review: ‘Sivappu Manjal Pachai’ – Racy & Pacy

After Pichaikkaran, director Sasi is back with Sivappu Manjal Pachai starring Siddharth and GV Prakash Kumar along with Lijomol Jose and Kashmira Pardeshi, making their Tamil debut. Continue Reading

Will Trisha star in ‘Ponniyin Selvan’?

Actress Trisha has been approached by director Mani Ratnam to play a crucial role in Ponniyin Selvan. Buzz is that she would play the role of Poonkuzhali in the film. Trisha’s previous collaboration with Mani Ratnam was in Aayutha Ezhuthu. Ponniyin Selvan which will be made on a budget of over Rs 300 crore will start rolling in December. Continue Reading

Ammu Abhirami of ‘Ratsasan’-fame joins Dhanush’s ‘Asuran’

Ammu Abhirami, who shot to fame with her role in Ratsasan, has been roped in to play an important role in Dhanush’s Asuran. Continue Reading

Sivaji’s ‘Karnan’ inspired Arjun to act in ‘Kurukshetram’

Producer Thanu released the Tamil version Kurukshetram featuring Darshan, Arjun and Sneha in the lead roles. Arjun, who essays the character of Karnan, says that he was inspired by Sivaji Ganesan who acted in the benchmark film Karnan 55 years ago. Continue Reading

Vijay Sethupathi, Aamir Khan join hands for big flick

Following the appearance of Aamir Khan at the set of Sanga Thamizhan starring Vijay Sethupathi, reports are doing the rounds that Vijay Sethupathi and Aamir may collaborate for a new film and that the pre-production work has already begun. Continue Reading

‘Namma Veetu Pillai’ first look released

The first look poster which was revealed on Monday said that Namma Veetu Pillai will hit screens in September. The actor was seen holding a sledgehammer in the poster, with several men in the backdrop running towards him. Continue Reading

Keerthy Suresh ready for thriller

National Award-winning actress Keerthy Suresh’s new thriller is all set to roll in Kodaikanal from September. The actress had signed a film for director Karthik Subbaraj’s Stone Bench Films. Now, she confirmed the project on her Twitter page. Continue Reading

Dhanshika’s new film set in pre-Independent India

Actress Sai Dhanshika, who was last seen in Kaalakoothu in Tamil has signed on to play a vital role in S P Jananathan’s Laabam, featuring Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi and Shruti Haasan in lead roles. Continue Reading