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Rajinikanth lauds 'Chennaiyil Oru Naal' film

Dec 27, 2014 | Deccan Herald

Superstar Rajinikanth has appreciated the team behind the recently released Tamil thriller-drama "Chennaiyil Oru Naal" (CON) for highlighting the importance of organ donation through the movie.

"We don't realise the importance of our body parts after death. Instead of wasting these parts, if we choose to donate them, then it might very likely save a life. I congratulate the team of CON for making a responsible film on the importance of organ donation," said Rajinikanth in a statement.

The film, remake of Malayalam hit film "Traffic", was inspired by a real-life incident. The story revolves around how the heart of a donor is transported to save a life within 90 minutes.

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Traffic remake titled as Chennaiyil Oru Naal

Dec 27, 2014 | Galatta

The Tamil remake of Malayalam blockbuster Traffic went on floors recently. The Tamil version is directed by his assistant Shaheed Kader. Now the latest is that the film is titled as Chennaiyil Oru Naal. The film happens on a single day at a crowded traffic junction.

In the Tamil version Sarathkumar will play the lead role of the cop, played by Sreenivasan. This movie will also feature Prakashraj (in Rahman's role), Prasanna (in Kunchacko Boban's role), Radikaa Sarathkumar (in Lena's role), Remya Nambeesan (same role)

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Suriya in 'Chennaiyil Oru Naal'?

Dec 27, 2014 | Indiaglitz

The already crowded cast-list of 'Chennaiyil Oru Naal', which is a remake of Malayalam hit 'Traffic', is likely to have one more star attraction in the form of Suriya.

If sources are to be believed, Suriya has been roped in to do a guest role in this movie, which has Prakash Raj, Prasanna, Cheran and others in crucial roles.

"Suriya will appear at a crucial juncture in this film," sources say. Meanwhile, Suriya has almost completed shooting for 'Singam 2' and is gearing up to start his next, with Lingusamy.

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Chennaiyil Oru Naal replicates Nattamai's success

Dec 27, 2014 | Behindwoods

The team of Chennaiyil Oru Naal, comprising of Sarath Kumar, Prasanna, Cheran and Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, met the press today to share their happiness at their film’s successful run.

Sarath Kumar said that for him after Nattamai, Chennaiyil Oru Naal was the one which has reached across to all the centers in the state and he was really thrilled about this. He was also open to doing more social awareness films such as this, if he comes across such scripts.

Prasanna and Lakshmy Ramakrishnan were similarly happy about their involvement in a successful film such as this.

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Vijay's Strong Message to his Detractors at 'Kaththi' 50-Day Celebrations

Dec 27, 2014 | IBTimes

The soft-spoken Vijay was not his usual self at the"Kaththi" 50-day celebrations and the Ilayathalapathy made a bold speech. It is seen as a message to his detractors, who try to create problems during his films releases.

Vijay said in his speech that no single person can take credit for a film's success as there are many people involved in the making. Cinema is close to football in which a player requires the entire team's support to score goals. In the process, he faces 11 members from the opposing team.

"We can only win if we cross all the hurdles," Vijay claimed. His latest movie "Kaththi" faced a lot of trouble during its release.

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Thanjavur Court asks Murugadoss, Vijay to appear in Kaththi script case

Dec 27, 2014 | Kolly Talk

A Thanjavur Court has directed film-maker A.R. Murugadoss, actor Vijay and 3 others to appear before it on 23rd January in connection with a case filed by it wherein the petitioner had alleged that the script of Kaththi originally belonged to him.

Directed by Murugadoss and starring Vijay and Samantha in lead roles, Kaththi released in theatres on 22nd October after controversies surrounded its release in theatres. Anbu Rajasekar of Ilangadu Village in Thanjavur had filed two petitions with the District Sessions Court in Thanjavur stating that the script of Kaththi was the same that of a short film titled Dhaaga Bhoomi made by him. He requested the Court to dub or remake the film in any other language and ban its screening on television.

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Kaththi scored 146 crores in 50 days?!

Dec 27, 2014 | Indiaglitz

Kaththi was the recently released very successful film starring Vijay and Samantha and directed by AR Murugadoss. As expected this film was an immense success with its unique cinematography and also the music composed by Anirudh.The first week of release, sources said that the film had gained an income of 100 crores.

Now, its been about 50 days since the release of Kathithi and sources close to the team says that the collection has reached about 146 crores now. The break down of this total says the collection was 15.6 crores in USA, 3.23 crores in England, 11.79 crores in Malaysia and 3.84 crores in Canada. The remaining of the 146 crores was collected all over Tamil Nadu, said the source. The distributors have denied this as a baseless rumour but they have not revealed how much the movie has actually collected as of day 50.?

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'I' supersedes 'Kaththi' and 'Lingaa'

Dec 27, 2014 | Indiaglitz

The Coimbatore market plays a vital role in measuring the success of a movie and the distributors have been pumping heavy money to acquire the rights of biggies. 'Kaththi' and ‘Lingaa’ were sold for 8.5 crores and 13 croores respectively and here we get to know that Vikram – Amy Jackson starrer ‘I’ has been sold for 14 crores.

The countdown for ‘my’ has begun officially with the release of trailer and an unconfirmed report say that the movie will be out for January 9th. We will be getting a clarification regarding the release dates once the makers starts to negotiate the foreign deals. Stay tuned!

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Will Kaththi Discard Enthiran?

Dec 27, 2014 | Filmibeat

We had earlier reported the first day box office collection of Vijay starrer Kaththi. Here is the complete update on the movie's money making capabilities in India and across the world over the last couple of days. After enjoying a grand opening on the first day of its release, the movie which focuses on India's prominent profession and its wheel horses has managed to live upto its hype and expectations minting decent amount of dough on its 2nd, 3rd and 4th day at box office.

On the second day, Kaththi's worldwide box office collection is estimated to be around 24.70 crore rupees. In Bangalore alone the movie raked in 1.50 crore rupees after the theatres across the city ran to packed houses. In Tamil Nadu, the total second day collection is estimated at 17.60 crore rupees.

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Rajini's next: 'Enthiran 2' or 'Baadsha 2'?

Dec 27, 2014 | Indiaglitz

With just few days left for the release of 'Lingaa', a guessing game is on as to what will be the next venture of Superstar Rajinikanth, with various theories doing rounds.

While some say Rajini's upcoming film would be a sequel to 'Enthiran' and it would be directed by Shankar, there are others who say the Superstar would do a sequel to 'Baadsha'.

They say Suresh Krissna, who directed the trend-setting movie in 1995, is currently giving finishing touches to the script of the sequel. If this happens, there can be no bigger news than this for Rajini fans.

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Aamir Khan to act in 'Enthiran' sequel?

Dec 27, 2014 | Indiaglitz

Shankar has been contemplating with the sequel of ‘Enthiran’ for a couple of years and he’s been waiting for an approval from Rajinikanth to kick start the project. But, the latest development is, Bollywood Superstar, Aamir Khan has heard the script and given a green signal to Shankar to proceed with the movie. However, the news is not official and we are waiting to get a concrete information from Shankar or Aamri’s camp.

Aamir Khan is currently busy promoting ‘PK’ and he is also done with ‘Satyameva Jayate’ series. On the other hand, Shankar is on the verge of completing ‘I’ and the possibility of Shankar directing Aamir Khan is pretty much on the cards. Stay tuned to get more updates on this exciting news.

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Rajini hints about 'Enthiran 2'?

Dec 27, 2014 | Indiaglitz

Superstar Rajinikanth was not only one of the main guests who graced the audio launch of director Shankar’s magnum opus ‘I’ that happened earlier this week. He is the one who enthusiastically attended the grand event being the first celebrity guest to enter the premises and was also the one who stayed till the end.

The reason for the veteran star’s gesture was evident in the way he spoke about director Shankar and its hero Vikram in the function. While speaking about Vikram, his senior, said that he could not spot another actor in Indian as well as International film industries who is as hard working as Vikram was. Speaking about his good friend Shankar with who he has worked in blockbuster film ‘Sivaji’ and ‘Shankar’, Rajini said, “It has been 20 years since he arrived in Tamil cinema. From the time he set foot in the industry, he has only risen in stature with every film he has made. I, his next film, is the height of his creations so far. But then, his real talent will come to the fore only after this film“

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Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi - The Hindu

Dec 27, 2014 | The Hindu

IT IS irony at its height. Even as much hue and cry is being made about a film that is yet to be made, purely on the surmise that it would propagate sickle culture, comes Filmagik's "Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi" that glorifies gore like nobody's business.

Slitting throats by the dozen, gunning down the enemy in scores, knifing people for revenge or using hand-grenades to annihilate groups en masse — "Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi" is more like the South's answer to Shekhar Kapur's "Bandit Queen."

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Tamil film, 'Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi' was based on the real story

Dec 27, 2014 | Times of India

Police said that a Tamil film, 'Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi' was based on the real story of one of the daughters of Ramachandran, who was killed by gang 20 years ago. Recently, the victim's family members got a compensation amount after the film was released.

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Kayal: Visually arresting but hardly a novel plot

Dec 26, 2014 | Hindustan Times

Director Prabhu Solomon's Tamil film, Kayal, appears like the final part of a romantic trilogy set in exquisitely verdant landscape. His earlier Mynaa and Kumki also unfolded in the rusticity of rural greenery, which provided the backdrop for unrequited love in the first case, and an open-ended climax in the second.

But in Kayal - whose final frames magnificently capture the sheer turbulence and tragedy of the 2004 tsunami - the ending is happily different.

As Kayal takes us through the frightening fury of the giant tidal waves, when they strike the town of Kanyakumari at the tip of peninsula India, sucking out life and destroying property, we see hope and joy rise from the deathly mayhem.

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Kayal: Has its moments, but strains too hard to be an epic.

Dec 25, 2014 | The Hindu

The ignition point of every love story is the stretch where the hero and heroine meet – and in Kayal, the director Prabhu Solomon gives us a wonderfully orchestrated sequence. Aaron (Chandran) and his friend Socrates (Vincent) have unknowingly abetted a crime – at least, it’s a crime in the eyes of the men who bring these two to the local zamindar’s house. We know something is up because, as they enter the house, we hear the same Ilaiyaraaja song ('Enge en jeevane') we heard earlier, when Aaron told Socrates that he was waiting to fall in love.

But once there, the men begin to beat up Aaron and Socrates. The mix of moods is amazing. Along with this violence, we get a lot of comedy – the reason for an old woman’s speechlessness is hilarious, and a batty old man brings the house down with his spaced-out demeanour. There’s drama as well, involving caste, family honour. And above all, there’s melodrama, when Aaron falls for the servant of the house, Kayal (Anandhi), and ends up in a situation where he is doused with petrol and she holds the match. It’s literally the ignition point.

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This Kappal doesn’t sink

Dec 25, 2014 | The Hindu

The premise of Kappal — three friends willing to go to any lengths to stop the fourth from breaking their childhood promise of celibacy — isn’t altogether rooted in reality. But to be annoyed by it is to miss the point. There’s no message here, just like how the main characters are friends for no particular reason. As the film asks before displaying its title card: Who needs a reason to be friends? Director Karthik G. Krish, however, understands that while friendship may not need reasons, humour definitely does. And there’s plenty of that in the film.

The joke meter starts counting very early in the film when the main characters are shown as poor students, who try to con their teacher with the oldest trap in the classroom — the grand old ‘total mistake’ trick that involves adding extra numbers with a red pen. Even as you laugh at the way the scene plays out, you wonder why no Tamil film has really drawn extensively from the reservoir — classroom humour.

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Vellaikaara Durai: Harmless fun targeted at B & C centres

Dec 25, 2014 | The Hindu

Soori (Police Pandi), Vikram Pabhu (Murugan) and their gang take a loan to buy a piece of land and call it Ishtalakshmi Nagar. Moments before flipping this land at a handsome profit they realise that they have been conned into buying a burial ground. They are forced to repay the debt and they hit the bottle when they get kidnapped by the loan shark Vatti Varadhan (John Vijay). Vatti doesn’t believe in repayment and instead coerces his debtors into carrying out odd jobs in his house, all dressed in white, like in prison. It is here that our hero falls for Yamuna (Sri Divya) who he believes is the loan shark’s sister, and what follows is anybody’s guess.

There is a scene where one of Vatti’s debtors excitedly boasts of watching Annai Oru Aalayam. Hearing this, Police Pandi, another debtor, mocks him for watching the 35-year-old film now — an indication that the former has lost track of the passage of time. Considering how old-fashioned Vellaikaara Durai is, it doesn't seem like the makers too have seen any newer films.

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It’s now my turn to prove myself

Dec 25, 2014 | The Hindu

Vaibhav Reddy tellssudhir srinivasanthat he considers the upcoming Kappal to be the biggest film of his career.

And that’s quite a statement to make, considering he has already acted in hits such as Mankatha and Saroja . “Though I’m grateful to Venkat Prabhu for casting me in Ajith’s 50th film ( Mankatha ), Kappal has me playing a solo hero and is definitely my biggest project yet,” he says. Despite making his debut with a Telugu film ( Godava ), it was arguably Mankatha that made Vaibhav a popular face in the Tamil industry. Even today, strangers indignantly ask him, “ Thalaya adichitiya nee ?” referring to his punching Ajith in the film.

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Watch out for Kayal's climax, says Prabhu Solomon

Dec 25, 2014 | Galatta

Director Prabhu Solomon is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Kayal which has newcomers Vincent, Chandran and Anandhi in the central roles. This film is all set to hit the theatres tomorrow.

The director assures that Kayal will be a new experience to the movie buffs as the last half an hour of the film will have less dialogues. He has tried to communicate the emotion with visuals and sound effects.

Reportedly, he has spent over 6 months to can the climax portions of the film. He also added that he had made use of the Dolby Atmos technology to bring the appropriate feel.

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Sridivya's salary hiked

Dec 24, 2014 | Indiaglitz

The phenomenal success of her debut film 'Varuthapadadha Valibar Sangam' has placed Sri Divya at the top of the list of most wanted heroines. The petite beauty is currently acting in many film that have young heroes. The list includes composer G.V.Prakash's acting debut Pencil, Suseenthiran directed 'Jeeva' in which she is paired opposite Vishnu Vishal, 'Eetti' with actor Atharvaa and Sivakarthikeyan starrer Taana directed by Durai Senthilkumar of Ethirneechal fame.

Recently rumors are rife that the actress has hiked her salary. It was reported that she was being approach to play Karthi's love interest in 'Komban' that will be directed by Muthiah of 'Kuttipuli' fame. However the director's debut film herone Lakshmi Menon has been finalized to play the female lead in 'Komban' as well.

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Kollywood’s ‘six pack’ for Christmas

Dec 24, 2014 | Kolly Talk

Come next Friday, as many as six Tamil films would be hitting the screens on Christmas and one of them would be releasing tomorrow, a week in advance.

The films lined up for release are: Prabhu Solomon’s Kayal, Kappal, Mysskin’s Pisasu, Magizh Thirumeni’s Meaghamann, Ezhil’s Vellaikaara Durai and Sutrula. Besides, there are also a few small-budget films which would be releasing. Mysskin has directed Pisasu which has been produced by director Bala’s ‘B’ Studios. Starring newcomers, the film has generated huge expectations as it is the first-ever horror film by Mysskin.

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Ezhil keeps his deadline despite a storm

Dec 24, 2014 | The Times of India

Director Ezhil recently proved why he is considered to be a stickler for deadlines. If sources are to be believed, the director was on the verge of completing his film Vellaikaara Durai, starring Vikram Prabhu and Sri Divya in the lead, as per schedule, when nature decided to play spoilsport. However, undeterred by the problems caused by a cyclone, the director pushed his team to overcome the problem and still managed to complete shooting his film's portions on time.

When Times of India got in touch with director Ezhil, he said, "The incident took place when we had just three days to complete shooting my film. I had found a huge set that had been erected for a Telugu film and chose to use it for filming this last portion. Just when things were in place, a storm that crossed the coast that evening ripped the set apart. I was shocked and almost in tears because on one of the days I had combination scenes to be shot which involved over 15 artists.

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Vellaikara Durai team re-shoots 10 scenes

Dec 24, 2014 | The Times of India

Director Ezhil, who is on the verge of completing his next film Vellaikaara Durai, which features Vikram Prabhu and Sri Divya in the lead, seems to have re-shot a few scenes recently.

A source close to the unit says, "The team has re-shot at least 10 scenes as director Ezhil wanted all sequences to be absolutely funny and at the same time, to the point. So, these scenes were re-shot in the last week."

Explaining the situation that led to the scenes being re-shot, the source says, "The comedy in the film is situational and not a separate track. In some of these scenes, the comedy had assumed more significance than the plot and in others, the scene had come out more serious than originally intended. The director did not want both these situations and wanted the scenes to have just the right amount of humour, so that the audiences are entertained and at the same time, the plot does not lose its significance."

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'Meaghamann' to be released in Kerala by 'Vijay58' co-producer

Dec 23, 2014 | Indiaglitz

The upcoming Arya-Hansika starrer action movie 'Meaghamann' is all set for release on Christmas day. The latest breaking development is the Kerala theatrical rights have been bagged by Mr. Shiboo of "Thameens Release", who is also a co-producer of 'Ilayathalapathy' Vijay's current project being directed by Chimbudevan.

'Meaghamann' stars Arya and Hansika under the Nemichand Jhabak production banner and is directed by Magizh Thirumeni. S. Thaman has scored the music for the movie with Praveen K. L. doing the editing.

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