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Tamil Films

  • P K Muthusamy, lyricist in centenary year -- not a burden to mankind

    Sunday, October 4, 2020, Chennai

    P K Muthusamy died at the age of 100 as a poor man, living all alone at his village near Rasipuram. He wrote about 60 Tamil film songs but also created a sensation by making a plagiarism charge against his former chief minister and film-world colleague M Karunanidhi

  • Centenary of lyricist Ku Ma Balasubramaniam ignored

    Monday, August 24, 2020, Chennai

    Ku Ma Ba, as he was later known, was actually proficient in writing chaste and classical Tamil and went on write over 600 film songs for leading music directors like G Ramanathan, KV Mahadevan, TG Lingappa, Sudarsanam, Salil Chowdhury and so on, in films starring MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, SS Rajendran, Vijayakanth among others. Born on May 13, 1920, at Velukkudi village in undivided Thanjavur district, in an agricultural family, his centenary too has been ignored

  • Yesudas-Ilayaraja combination is back for Tamil films

    Thursday, April 18, 2019, Chennai

    Noted singer K J Yesudas has recorded a song for a Tamil film after a long gap. He has now sung a song for the film Tamilarasan with maestro Ilayaraja scoring the music.

  • Viswaroopam 2 trailers to be launched on June 11 by Aamir, Jr NTR, Sruthi

    Sunday, June 10, 2018, Chennai

    The trailers of Kamal Haasan's Viswaroopam 2 will released at an event that will attract national, even global attention, on June 11 at 5 pm. Aamir Khan will release the film’s Hindi trailer while Jr NTR will release the Telugu version.

  • Rajini film 2.0 nearing completion, says director Shankar

    Friday, March 10, 2017, Chennai

    The Rajiikanth film 2.0, directed by Shankar, is nearing completion. It is slated for a Deepavali release in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Director Shankar said only a song remained to be shot. Director Shankar said only a song remained to be shot, besides a few patchwork stints.

  • Kaatru Veliyidai single track release on February 2

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017, Chennai

    Ace Director Mani Ratnam's single track from his forthcoming release, Kaatru Veliyidai, with music composed by A R Rahman, is all set to release on February 2.

  • Actor Kalabhavan Mani dies in Kochi hospital, film industry shocked

    Sunday, March 6, 2016, Kochi

    Noted Malayalam actor Kalabhavan Mani died at a private hospital in Kochi on Sunday evening, leaving the South Indian film industry in a state of shock.

  • Bangalore Naatkal first look revealed

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016, Chennai

    PVP Cinema has released the first look of its upcoming multi-starrer, Bangalore Naatkal. A remake of the super hit Malayalam movie, Bangalore Days, Bangalore Naatkal's first look reflects the vibrancy and colourful nature of the relationships depicted in the movie.

  • Thala Ajith undergoes surgery after release of Vedalam

    Friday, November 13, 2015, Chennai

    Thala Ajith underwent a surgery on November 13 after the release of his film 'Vedalam' directed by Siva. The actor had injured his leg on the last day of the shoot for 'Vedalam' and has been on crutches since.

  • Puli producers settle payment issue with Sri Devi

    Friday, November 13, 2015, Chennai

    A producer of Puli has said that the issue of payment pending to Sri Devi had been amicably sorted out.

  • Vedalam is biggest Tamil box office opener, beats Kaththi

    Friday, November 13, 2015, Chennai

    Ajith Kumar's latest Tamil movie 'Vedalam', which earned in Rs. 15.3 crore on release day in Tamil Nadu, has turned out to be the biggest box office opener in the language since last year's blockbuster 'Kaththi', according to a trade analyst.

  • Weather God kind to atheist Kamal Haasan

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015, Chennai

    The weather cleared in Tamil Nadu just in time for the Deepavali festival and the release of the Deepavali special movies Thoongaavanam and Vedhalam, released on November 10. The Weather God seems to be kind to atheist Kamal Haasan!

  • Asin to marry tech billionaire Rahul Sharma

    Monday, August 10, 2015, August 10

    Asin has decided to marry Rahul Sharma, founder of India's biggest mobile company, the Micromax brand

  • Yennai Arindhaal hits the screeens on Feb 5

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Chennai

    Ajith's 'Yennai Arindhaal' directed by Gautham Menon is hitting the silver screen on February 5. With the hype over the Gautham Menon-directed movie peaking, the film is expected to have a good opening.

  • Veteran film actor S S Rajendran dead

    Friday, October 24, 2014, Chennai

    Veteran actor S S Rajendran, popularly known as SSR, died here this morning at a private hospital. He was 86 and is survived by two wives including actress Vijayakumari and seven children. SSR, who belonged to the same era as Sivaji Ganesan and M G Ramachandran, was admitted to a city hospital on October 23 and was being treated for a lung infection.

  • Velmurugan says protests against Kaththi will continue

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Chennai

    The distributors and exhibitors might have reached an agreement on release of the Tamil film Kaththi on October 22 as scheduled but T Velmurugan, leader of Tamizhaga Vaazhvurimai Katchi, has denied that his party had agreed to the release formula, and said the protests against the film would continue.

  • 2 theatres attacked but agreement reached on Kaththi release

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Chennai

    Two theatre complexes in Chennai which had planned to release Vijay-starrer Kaththi on Deepavali day (Oct 22) were attacked with stones and petrol bombs in the early hours of Oct 21 but the film distributors and the Tamil Nadu theatre exhibitors association quickly reached an agreement to release the film as scheduled on Oct 22.

  • Producers say Kaththi ready for release, doubts persist

    Monday, October 20, 2014, Chennai

    The producers of Kaththi have announced that the Tamil film is ready for a Deepavali release globally. All issues had been resolved amicably, the production house has informed. Booking will begin for Kaththi on October 21st morning, the producers have announced but doubts persist.

  • Kamal Haasan hospitalised, case of food poisoning

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Chennai

    Noted actor Kamal Haasan has been admitted to Apollo Hospital on Greams Road in Chennai but is expected to be discharged in a day's time. Doctors suspect it to be a case of food poisoning.

  • Schwarzenegger meets Jayalalithaa, praises TN schemes

    Monday, September 15, 2014, Chennai

    Hollywood biggie Arnold Schwarzenegger called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the State Secretariat here on September 15, 2014. The former Governor of California and 67-year-old actor had a chat with the CM for nearly half an hour.

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