Friday, January 1, 2010
Tamil drama film written and directed by Samuthirakani. The film stars Sasikumar along with Chennai 600028 fame Vijay Vasanth and Kallori fame Bharani in lead roles, with newcomers Ananya, Abhinaya and Malaysia-based Shanthini Deva enacting the lead female roles and Ganja Karuppu playing a pivotal role, providing comical relief. The film released in June 2009, garnering much positive reviews, being declared a box office success.
Written and directed by newcomer Paneerselvam. Starring Johnny, son of producer, S. S. Chakravarthy of Nic Arts and newcomers, the film, became a low budget success after being released on 4 December 2009.
Ayan is a 2009 blockbuster action thriller film co-written by K.V.Anand and writers Subha and directed by K. V. Anand. Ayan was released worldwide on 3 April 2009. The film, starring Surya, Prabhu, Tamannah, Karunas, Ponvannan and Akashdeep Saighal in the lead roles, is produced by M. Saravanan and M. S. Guhan, while distribution rights were sold to Sun Pictures in January 2009. The film score was composed by Harris Jayaraj, the soundtrack released on 19 January 2009. Edited by Anthony Gonsalvez, the film was filmed by M. S. Prabhu.The film was launched in Chennai in March 2008 and released on 3 April 2009 worldwide. It was also released in Telugu as Veedokkade on May 1. Filming had also taken place in various locations out of India, including Namibia, Malaysia, Zanzibar and South Africa.
Directed and written by S. P. Jananathan in his venture and produced by Ayngaran International, it stars Jayam Ravi and Roland Kickinger in the lead roles while Ponvannan, Vadivelu and Urvashi, prominent actors from the south Indian film industry, played supporting roles in the film.
The film revolves around is a tribal forest guard who works for the welfare of his tribe and spreading education among them. Whilst, on a team bonding mission with five college girls, whom initially mistreat him due to his caste, they stumble on a group of foreign mercenaries who are planning to stop India’s scientific progress by destroying a rocket launch by using missiles. How the team bonds together and defeat the potential threat forms the crux of the story.
The film opened to audiences worldwide on 16 October 2009, coinciding with Diwali.
6. Unnaipol Oruvan
Directed by Chakri Toleti, starring Kamal Haasan and Mohanlal in the lead roles. Earlier titled as Thalaivan Irukiran in Tamil, the film was made in Tamil and Telugu (as Eenadu) with Venkatesh playing Mohanlal's role in the Telugu version. The film, is a remake of the 2008 Bollywood film, A Wednesday!, directed by Neeraj Pandey, began its filming in March 2009 and released on 18 September 2009 to positive reviews.
7. Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu
Tamil drama film written and directed by newcomer Susindran, starring debutant Vishnu Vishal, Kishore and Saranya Mohan along with numerous other newcomers in the lead roles.
Tamil supernatural thriller film written and directed by newcomer Arivazhagan Venkatachalam. Starring Aadhi of Mirugam fame, Nandha and Sindhu Menon in the lead roles, the film, produced by director Shankar's S Pictures, was released on 11 September 2009.
9. Siva Manasula Sakthi
Directed by Rajesh and starring Jeeva and newcomer Anuya Bhagvath, a student of Pune Film Institute, in the lead roles. Actor Arya appears in a special appearance in the movie. It began its first schedule on 10 March 2008. The film, which is said to be loosely based on the 2001 South Korean film My Sassy Girl, released on 14 February 2009, became successful and is declared a hit at the box office.
There is a staple story line that has been tried and tested in movies many times before -- a poor boy meets rich girl, they have their differences, eventually the boy destroys the rich girl's ego, her family's pride and whatever left of her self-esteem and makes her his docile, submissive, traditional wife. You saw it in Arivali, Periya Idathu Pen, Sagalakala Vallavan, and many other movies.
Now, Tamil film Siva Manasula Sakthi relives the story once again. It is a toned version of Dhanush's Padikkathavan by Vikatan Talkies.
10. Yavarum Nalam
Very rarely do you get to see a movie that's not just logical and has good performances, but comes with a deliciously intriguing thriller whodunit tag as well. And that's exactly what you get in Big Picture's maiden Tamil venture Yaavarum Nalam (Everyone's okay), directed by debutant Vikram K Kumar, and starring R Madhavan and in an intriguigingly spooky package as well.
|Varalakshmi Sarathkumar could debut with director Bala’s untitled film, if things work out fine. There are reports from Kollywood that Bala was looking for a newbie to play the female lead in the Vishal-Arya starrer. And when he came across Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar, he decided to cast her in the film as she was more apt for the role. |
Varalakshmi is a trained musician too and was supposed to have debuted with Silambarasan’s Poda Podi. However, the project was shelved for reasons unknown and Varalakshmi decided to wait for a better offer.
Details about Shakila’s man, with whom she is going to tie the knot, are out finally. He is P G Sathish from Avadi, a functionary in Vijayakanth’s DMDK. He is also a small time film financier and a realtor.
Talking to reporters recently, Shakila said she is in love with an entrepreneur and will marry him in June. She however refused to reveal further details saying that she had to get his fiance’s permission for that.
It seems the actress has got the consent of his lover now. “I am getting married to P G Sathish from Avadi. We know each other for a long time. We got engaged in a small ceremony last month,” she said.
Shakila, who is in her early thirties, is currently acting in three Tamil films, ‘Maanja Velu’, ‘Thottu Par’ and ‘Payanangal Thodarum’. She has acted in more than 100 Malayalam movies, with most of them turning ‘crowd pullers’.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam is an upcoming Indian Tamil film directed by Simbudevan, who earlier directed the comedy films Imsai Arasan 23m Pulikesi and Arai Enn 305-il Kadavul, starring choreographer-turned-actor Lawrence Raghavendra, Sandhya, Lakshmi Rai and Padmapriya in lead roles.
The film is said to be a "Western adventure comedy film" based on Cowboy stories, which plays in the 17th century. The film's shooting commenced in April 2009 and is expected to be released in late 2009. The songs were released on December 26 2009.
Top commercial mass masala director Hari in an interaction with the media confirmed that his Suriya- Anushka big budget action entertainer Singam is 90 percent over.
Says Hari: “ The film is a typical Hari film which means all ingredients for a mass Tamil entertainer like action, comedy, songs, punchlines, sentiments and a moving story mixed together to provide a good time to the common man.”
Hari says the Suriya-Anushka pairing is going to be something new, Vivek’s comedy will make you laugh and Prakash Raj is the bad guy. The film produced by Gjnavel Raja for Studio Green has music by Devi Sri Prasad and will be a summer 2010 release in April.
Monday, December 28, 2009
K.V. Anand is all set to kick-start his next film titled Ko. Silambarasan, fondly called “Young superstar”, will join hands with KV Anand.
This movie will be produced by RS Infotainment (producers of Gowtham Menon’s ‘Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya).
Looks like Ko will be a romantic musical action thriller.