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SILLUNNU ORU SANDHIPPU IN VIJAY TV CHANNEL

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Vijay TV has come with a different chat show "Sillunnu Oru Sandhippu" (Thursday, 10 p.m.) where the host, Charmila talks to achievers from different walks of life. The guests will talk about their success story and the person who made it happen. The guests will bring to the show one person who has inspired him/her the most and was their during difficult times. It could be their parent, spouse, mentor or fan. The guest list includes actor Madhavan, writer Balakumaran, Dr. Kamala Selvaraj, Dr.Geetha Haripriya, singer `Mahanadhi' Shobana', Paul Dinakar and many others.

VEDHA IS A REAL STORY

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BY, KARPAGAM THYAGARAJAN

Vedha is a film based on the real story of lovers who live in Singapore. Because, they were not successful in their love one of them gone mad. Vasu Bhasker who comes to know of the story has written the story, screen play of the film. R. Nithya Kumar, who is one-time Associate of the directors T.K.Bose, K.Subash, and S.J.Surya is writing the dialogues and directing the film.

Arun Vijay who is the hero of the film said that he expected postive results from this film. Arun who is on his way to the USA for higher studies in connection with learning of editing and other techniques said, that he would like to meet the real persons who were affected by the love. He said the film has some additional inputs like the music director Srikanth Deva and Vasu Bhasker dancing for a gana song of Gana Bala.He added that four new lyricist were introduced in the film with good lyrics will add the merit to the music direction of Srikanth Deva.He also said that most of the scenes we…

VAAZHTHUKKAL OF SEEMAN IS IN FINE TUNE WITH AFFECTION

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BY, N.THYAGARAJAN

Amma Creations Vaazhthukkal directed by Seeman has to tell a lot about the responsibilities of the sons and daughters to look after their parents when there is a law very much in force. Seeman points out that many Tamils had forgotten their responsibility of taking care of their old aged parents.They simply leave them in orphanages or not all paying heed to their requests. Since, it is the world of urgency and creativity many find no time to look after their parents, says Seeman.

The film Vaazhthukkal tells that the people should love their parents. They must treat their parents just as they love themselves.

In this film Bhavana is an agricultural student who loves to do tilling the soil, since she happens to be a daughter of a farmer in a village. She falls in love with Madhavan who is a rich and a soft-ware engineer. Both falls in love with each other but forgets to understand each other. This create confusion in their love.

Seeman, finds a solution, however the horos…

SPB ATTACKS THE PRESENT DAY MUSIC DIRECTORS

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BY, N.THYAGARAJAN

Playback Singer and film producer S.P.Balasubramaniam in a scathing attack about the present day music direction in films was nothing but what the duo M.S.Viswanathan and Ramamurthy had done in the past. The present day music directors had picked up, what the duo threw as wastes on the dust bins. Before uttering this word, he wanted everyone to apologise him for using the word. SPB came out publicly while eulogising the music directors who were honoured at the audio release function of the Tamil film Vellithirai produced jointly by Moserbaer and Duet Movies. During his speech SPB said, he had set right his Tamil diction after he visited the two for a chance who drove him out for his Tamil pronunciation was very bad then. Hence, with the desire to sing for films he started learning the language.

Prakash Raj who is acting in Velli Thirai decided to honour the veteran music directors and the playback singer P.B.Srinivos.

Speaking at the function Malayalam actor Mohan Lal …

SIVAJI SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS ON JAN.11

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BY, N.THYAGARAJAN

AVM Productions have decided to celebrate its Sivaji film's silver jubilee celebrations on Jan.11 at the Madras University Centenary Hall. The film was released in June last, had a successful run for more than 175 days in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Bangalore. Following its super hit, the producers have planned to honour the artistes and technicians. Most probably, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M.Karunanidhi will participate as the chief guest of the function.

REMAKE OF MIRUGAM IN TELUGU

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BY, KARPAGAM THYAGARAJAN

Even before the release of the Tamil film Mirugam, director Samy is now discussing with Telugu film producers to remake the film in Telugu. Samy knows well that the Tamil version is going to be a super hit but is confused with who should be the heroine of the film. In Tamil it was Padma Priya who had acted in the film later entered in a controversy over which the Film Producers Council banned the director from directing Tamil films for a year's time. The Tamil version of the film's hero is going to do the hero's of the Telugu version, it was learnt.

RAJA IS A KNOWN FACE TO ALL

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BY, N.THYAGARAJAN

Raja the hero of Kanna is a known face to all. Earlier he had acted in Telugu films with Shreya, Sneha, Priya Mani, Kamalani Mukherjee and Jenelia. He has also done his appearances in some advertisement films and had acted with Simran, Trisha and Asin

PUBLIC PROTEST SHOOTING OF VADIVELU

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BY, SAIVIGNESH

The general public and devotees of the Sriperumbudur Sri Adi Kesava Perumal Temple staged a protest against the shootings of the Indira Logathil Na.Azhagappan in which comedian Vadivelu appears in three different roles. The public started to protest when they saw a lot of banana leaves strewn on the outside of the temple. The devotees got angered on seeing those banana leaves contained with some food wastages was thrown near the Noorukal Mandapam where the festival of the Lord usually carried out.
They came to know all the banana leaves were thrown by the film unit people, including the comedian Vadivelu, who after finishing their morning breakfast. The people who came to know about the nuisance that was caused by the film unit, immediately began their protest not to carry the shootings of the film inside the temple and demanded to remove those banana leaves immediately from outside and put it in the waste baskets.They feared the similar nuisance might be caused by the …

POONAIGAL ILLADHA VEEDU - BOOK RELEASED

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BY, T.AISHWARYA

A tamil book, 'Poonaigal Illadha Veedu', containing 11 short stories- all were written by Chandra-who has been an assistant to the director Ameer quite a long time. All these stories were published in various magazines and all compiled in book format was released recently by the ace director K.Bharathi Raja at a small function. The first copy was received by the director Ameer himself from Bharathi Raja.

After releasing the book the director K.Bharathi Raja in his valedictory address said that his cinema and Tamil had a close proximity of relationship, since he had been talking the Tamil literary through his medium of celluloid. And whereas the writers tell their literature through cinema. Bharathi Raja said that each and every young must have had some ambitions and dreams at the young age. Either they must have thought of becoming a writer, orator, politician or an artist. "But I came to cinema. As a writer I would have known to the public 50 years ago. But…

PON MAGAL VANDHAL WITH NEW FACES

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BY, N.THYAGARAJAN

Tirumalai Sri Balaji Films is producing Pon Magal Vandhal with a lot of new faces like Manjunath, Raji, Kumaran, Suveetha, M.Naik and Manjusri. Kovai Selvam and Solur C.Thoppaiah who jointly produce this film have ace actors like Pandiya Rajan, Alex, Sethu Vinayagam, Nalini, Nellai Siva, Benjamin, Kottachi, Kantharaj and Sri Kala.

The shooting of the film is over and the re-recordings of the film under the music direction of Sangeetha Priya is going on.Udaya Kumar has done the cinematography and the story, screen play, dialogues and direction are all handled by E.M.Ramamurthy.

PERARASU ANSWERS ABOUT WRITING OF LYRICS

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BY, N.THYAGARAJAN

Director Perarasu at times angered by the question when asked about his 'writing of lyrics' for his films. The director immediately asks "did you pose the same question to Vijaya T.Rajender who also writes lyrics and sometimes does the music direction too? I am writing lyrics to my own taste, by keeping in view of some heroines in my mind for my films. My lyrics would aptly suit the lip movements of my actors and actresses in my films", says Perarasu.

MUNEESWARAR TEMPLE FOR MUNIYANDI

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BY, T.AISHWARYA

A small temple for the God Muneeswarar is being constructed for the film Muniyandi Vilangiyal Moondram Aandu film directed by Mettioli fame Thirumurugan. The story line of the film talks about the Muneeswarar temple with the character of the Muniyandi. Soon the shooting of the film likely to be started in Pollachi where the temple is being constructed at a cost of Rs.10 lakh. It has been decided by the producer to donate the temple to the public after the shooting of the film was over.

NAMITHA ESCAPES UNHURT IN SRI LANKA

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Recently buxom actress Namitha was in Sri Lanka to participate in a function of the Sri Lankan Television channel. Namitha, who appeared on the stage began to give her speech. A lot of fans who were watching Namitha began to raise questions when the actress is going to be married. Innocent Namitha who said on dais that she had not decided about it. Then a group of 13 persons who started walking before the stage in the stadium saying that they were prepared to marry her. Fearing that the actress might be attacked by the fans, the police and the organisers of the programme took the actress safely away from the function. Many said that it was a miraculous escape of Namitha.

MALLIKA KAPOOR AS FISHER GIRL

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Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkiradhu fame Mallika Kapoor is now acting in Anthony Yaar? film as a fisher-woman. It is considered a weighty role and she does the role with actor Sham and after the release of the film Mallika will be flooded with a lot of offers. One thing about Mallika Kapoor is not happy that her film Ramesh Puli Varudhu with Jithan Ramesh is not yet released. The producer faces some problems for its release.

She is always the youngest daughter in all serials

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(By N.Thyagarajan)

Mettioli fame Revathy Priya has one more responsibility in the new mega serial Paasam ! In the serial she appears as the second daughter of a dignified family. Ever since, this budding actress began her career with the mega-serial Mettioli, she is given the role of the youngest of other four daughters in her family.

In Paasam, she loves a boy hailing from a rich family. She refuses to roam with him telling that she wants fulfill her sister's dream by becoming a graduate. She asks him to wait patiently and requests him to find a suitable groom for her elder sister. This type of assignments was not given in her earlier soaps.

The entry to her acting career began when one of her family friends suggested her to go and meet the Mettioli director Thirumurugan for a chance; she went straight to the director and told him that she was new to acting. The director welcomed her openness and offered her to do the role of Bhavani in the serial.

Recalls Revathy, "I could …

DIRECTOR K.S.ADHIYAMAN INTERVIEW

Thotta Sinungi, Swarnamuki, Priyasaki were some of the films directed by K.S.Adhiyaman who was in Chennai after a long time. The director left for Mumbai for sometime to direct Hindi films is now in Kodambakkam studios amidst busy schedules of the Thoondil.

Question: You have comeback to Tamil after a long time. What is your next movie?

Answer : Now I am directing Thoondil with Sham as hero opposite Sandhya and Divya. It is a family subject with two heroines. It will be colourful and going to masala. I started this film without any publicity and pooja.

Question: I heard that you left Tamil Nadu and settled in Mumbai?

Answer : Who said? ( Laughs) and with a pause, Tamil Nadu is my land. Kodambakkam is my birth place. Mumbai is my mother-in-law's house.

Question: You know that Sham's recent films were not very successful. Knowing the fact how you selected the hero?

Answer : One can't calculate the failure of the film with the actors and actresses of the film. My task is to…

'PATHU PATHU' A SERIOUS ONE

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PATHU PATHU IS A SERIOUS FILM

When the whole world is deeply engrossed with the day and night cricket match of Pakistan Vs India an incident takes place at 10 PM. The persons who are totally strangers to the incident are taken to the books. This is outline story of the Indian Dream Makers' Pathu Pathu.
By N.Thyagarajan

Thalai vasal Vijai, Bose Venkat, Sandith, Krishna, Sona, Padma, Chengai Maran, Mani Maran, Abhinayasri, Laksha are cast in the film directed by Sathyam who also writes the story, screen play and dialogues. The director Sathyam is an one-time-assistant to Robert Rajasekaran. The cinematography of the film is done by Sri Ganesan. Music Director L.Vaidyanathan's son L.V.Ganesan does the music direction.

Recently, the shooting of the film took at the T.R.Gardens and in Mohan Studio in which Abhinayasri, Laksha and Sona danced for a song. The lyrics of the film are written by J.Aleem, Yuga Bharathi, Muthu Vijayan and the PRO of the film is Selva Raghu. Editing is done b…

KADHALIL VIZHUNDHEN AN ACTION FILM

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( by N.Thyagarajan )

Atlantic Cinemas Kadhalil Vizhundhen is an action film as well as the film has its own ingredients with a place for natural scenario.

Boys film fame Nagulan who is also younger brother of Devayani is acting in the film as hero. Telugu film heroine Surena is the heroine of the film directed by B.V.Prasad.

The director Prasad, earlier had been assistant to the ace directors like Azhagam Perumal, V.Sekar and Vijay Milton. Prasad who knows the hero's acting techniques from the days of his first appearance in the Boys film, started training Nagulan in action, dance, dialogue delivery and mannerisms. Even Nagulan himself had taken severe exercises to fit himself for the fighting scenes of the films. Nagulan has been expecting a good fortune through this movie and he has filled the bill to become a great hero in the near future.

Recently, the fighting scenes of the film was shot at the Chennai Anna Salai underground path. Nagulan did all his action and never allowed to …

'GLAMOUR ROLES - NO CHOICE' ' - KAVYA MADHAVAN

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( N.THYAGARAJAN)

THE famous Malayalam heroine Kavya Madhavan who was here in Chennai for the shootings of Saadhu Miranda was a one-time child artiste of the Malayalam films. People started recognising her when she first appeared in Pookalam Varavayee.Her photos started to adorn the houses of various fans in Kerala after the film Chandran Udikkunna Dikkil was released.She did the role of heroine in the film. While the people of Kerala have had seen her growth step by step in films, the people of Tamil Nadu began to recognise her when En Mana Vaanil was released.

"Still I live in the minds of the Keralaite because my roles in Malayalam films were such. Various directors had given me life and still I am the 'queen' in the film Industry" claims Kavya. If any one asks me what I would have been, had I not entered the filmdom, I could not find a suitable answer to it" says Kavya.

"Today I am in good position and known to all because the blessings of the Lord Guruvay…

VARANAM AYERAM FILM ROLES MISSING

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It is no exaggeration to bring to the notice of our readers that the filmed roles of Varanam Ayeram was not found when the film unit people noticed at the Chennai Air Port. Varanam Ayeram is a film of Oscar V.Ravichandran directed by Gautam Menon. Recently, the shooting of the film was taken at the USA in which Suriya, Sameera Reddy and Divya participated. Nearly 20 percent of the film was shot in the USA and the producer had spent Rs.20 crores to produce the film in the USA. The important scenes of the film roles were sent to Chennai through two production Managers to check the rushes of the film. On getting down from the Air Port, both of them were shocked to see that the film roles were found missing. Immediately, the two managers alerted the airport authorities to trace out the valuable film reels. The authorities at the Chennai Air Port immediately contacted the Singapore Air Lines Office and after a long search it was found that the film roles were untouched by anyone but lying…

KAMAL Vs KAMAL IN A FIGHT

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In Dasavatharam in which Kamal appears in ten different get up will be fighting with another Kamal. Hollywood Stunt Master Jeep Gadana has done the fighting scene of Kamal Vs Kamal well. It took 20 days to film the fighting. In the fighting scene three helicopters were used, according to a spokes person of the production company. In Dasavatharam Kamal appears as an ninety-two-year-old lady. He has done the role effectively but with painstakingly. Though it consumed much hours for Kamal to do the role, the scene will appear only for 15 minutes.

RAGHUVARAN SINGS A SONG FOR THODAKKAM

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Villain and character artiste Raghuvaran recently lent his voice for a song for the film Thodakkam. If the song becomes hit, then our Villain will become a singer cum actor. Another interesting story about Raghuvaran is he is writing a book, propably his biography.

GAUTAMI ENTERS ACTING THROUGH SAROJA

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Gautami is coming back to act in Tamil films through Saroja directed by Venkat Prabhu who is the son of Music Director Ganghei Amaran.Recently the subamuhurat of the film was taken at a simple function in which the playback singer SPB and actor Madhavan participated. Gautami has accepted the offer of the film only after knowing that she is going to perform a weighty role in the film. SPB's son Saran also doing a meaty role in the film.

SHAKTHI ACTS IN THREE FILMS

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Three new directors are going to direct three different films of Shakthi. Shakthi who made his debut through his father P.Vasu's Thottal Poo Malarum is going to act in three Tamil films soon. All the three films are to be directed by the two assistants of the director S.A.Chandrasekar and another assistant of Director Dharani.

MANAL KAIYRU PART TWO TO BE PRODUCED

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Manal Kairu one of the best comedies of 80s in which Visu wrote the story, dialogues and did the direction is coming out with its second part. The new Manal Kairu is to be produced by S.Ve.Shekar with his son Ashwin Sekar as the hero of the film. The selection of other artistes for the new film is being carried out vigorously.

ACTING WITH SRUTHI NOT YET CONFIRMED

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Maddy's acting with Kamal Hassan's daughter Sruthi Haasan is not yet confirmed. According to Madhavan that there was no confirmed news about Sruthi becoming heroine of the film in which Madhavan is going to act. Madhavan said, that he had been acting in six films including a Hindi film. Madhavan was openly talking to reporters when his new fim production, Lucas Films was inaugurated on November 30. Pyramid Saimira Managing Director M.Saminathan inaugurated the newly formed company.

Madhavan said, that he saw a wonderful Marati film and had decided to remake it in Tamil as Evano Oruvan. The film was directed by Nishi Kanth. He also said, that he had no idea of produing any film in the near future.

SENDHIL BECOMES HERO

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Following the comedians Vadivelu, Vivek, Santhanam, Kanja Karuppu who have acted as heroes, Sendhil too have decided to become hero through the film Adhivassiyum Asiapesiyum, directed by Malan. Sendhil in this film appears as a tribe who is the hero of the film finds a cell on the road-side. The cell phone disturbs his routine job and gives him a lot of trouble. This is outline of the story.

The film is to be shot in the forests of Malaysia and South Africa, according to the director Malan. There is a proposal to produce the film in the Japanese language also.

SIMRAN TO ACT WITH KARUNAS

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One may perplex to hear that actress Simran is going to act as the wife of Karunas for a remake of Malayalam film Vadakku Nokki Iyandhiram into Tamil. Is it because that the actress is driven out totally from the film industry or is it because of she is married and has become mother. The producer clarifies as per the story-line that a beautiful girl marries an awkard person. The beauty is Simran. The Malayalam film was a superhit and the producer had decided to produce it in Tamil, expecting that the beauty queen Simran will once again appear in the silver screen with heroine roles hereafter. A beauty is always beauty and will be ever beauty.

BHAVANA IS NOW IN NEWZEALAND

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Actress Bhavana has gone to Newzealand with the Ondari Telugu film producer Gopi Chand to find out the locales for the film's songs.She has given up her heart to do the film's song in an beautiful atmosphere.

AUSTRALIAN GIRL ACTS AS SAROJA

An Australian girl, Vega is acting in duel role for the film Saroja directed by Chennai - 28 fame Venkat Prabhu. Vega in this film appears as a village girl and as well a city girl. Vega with the motive of acting in films, earlier had been acting for Broadway Drama Troupe and gained experience in the field. The story of the film is about three incidents which took place on different places. The victims of the incidents are not known to each other, but in another incident all these people join together and become friends. This is the outline of the story.

Chennai - 28 stars Siva, Sumant, Sambath Saran and Premji. Jayram and Prakash Raj appear in a weighty role.

T.Siva produces this 18th film for Amma Creations. Yuvan Sankar Raja does the music for the lyrics of Vali and Ganghei Amaran.

Machakaran - Tamil film review

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The story of love between utter poverty stricken Jeevan and rich Kamna. As per story-line Jeevan wants to help others. His help to various persons on several occasions misunderstood by the people and hence he meets bad treatments from them. Kamna who is close friend of innocent Jeevan helps him out by proving that he is innocent to all. The friendship becomes love, and Kamna's father Chopra Joe threatens Jeevan's father Vinod Raj that he would face dire consequences, if he allows his son to marry Kamna. Hence, the marriage did not take place. On coming to know, the Chopra was a fraudf, Jeevan decides to expose him. He takes Kamna with him to a relative house. When Kamna's father comes to know about the wedding to take place, he reaches the village with his goons to stop the marriage and take away Kamna. What happens is the suspense of the story?

This is second film for the director Tamil Vaanan after his first film Kalvanin Kadhali. He takes the story with experi…

VILLAIN ROLE IS VERY EASY FOR ME’ – DEEPAK

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BY N.THYAGARAJAN
During Depak's tenure as the villain of the Selvi mega serial, he has orchestrated the murder of an innocent girl. The villain, brain washed her on the pre-text of his soft-brother who is in love with the girl. Deepak when did positive role as the brother (a temple priest) of the villain, he was subservient and humble with which he won the heart of the innocent girl who visited the temple to see him everyday. It is after the Selvi, the very same negative character continued in the Radaan TV’s next production Arasi which was telecast on the SUN TV channel in the prime-time hours (9.30 PM to 10 PM). This time the villain could not escape from our Indian Scotland yards. He was taken to jail after he had confessed that he was alone responsible for the girl’s death.

While recalling his roles as villain for soaps, there was no restriction for body languages. “We can move freely with dialogues in high decibels. Even you can jump from your seat; nobody would say anything ab…

PALLIKATTU SABARI MALAIKKU IN VIJAY TV CHANNEL

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( MRS.KARPAGAM N.THYAGARAJAN )

A new slot titled Pallikattu Sabari Malaikku will be on the air on all Mondays to Thursdays at 7 PM though the VIJAY TV Channel. While there has been a mega serial about Lord Ayyappa is on the air in the very same channel, the channel has introduced this programme. It is about the system of Irumudi and fastings observed by the devotees of the Lord Ayyappa before they take pilgrimage to the Ayyappa Temple. It also tells, the wearing of the sacred mala by the devotees and details the 18-steps in the Sabarimala. The devotees are also come out with their real experiences with the Lord. In between the show, the devotional songs are also aired with important scenes. The scenes include the Pamba river and other holy places that are considered to be worthwhile.

KAUSALYA IN ALAI PAYUDHEY FOR JAYA TV

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By N.Thyagarajan
Film actress Kausalya will be in Jaya TV Channel's mega serial Alai Payudhey. She is doing the role of eldest daughter who brings her younger sister up and tries to find a suitable matrimony for a boy employed in the USA. But, the groom gives a lot of trouble to her sister. Kausalya's friend a Tamil who is in US helps her and takes action against the bridegroom who is sentensed by the US Court. Fathima Babu and Sivakumar act as mother-in-law and father-in-law of the youngest sister. Krishna is acting as the husband. Lakshmi is doing the sister's role and Gautaman does the villain role. Prithvee Raj is the hero of the serial. The serial is to be aired from December 10.

IT IS NOT PREETHI SRINIVAS HEREAFTER

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N.Thyagarajan

It is not Preethi Srinivas hereafter for the mega serial Bandham. Now the beauty Rindhiya is taking over from Preethi. Rindhiya is known for her excellent performances in various serials with her matured performances whatever may be the character that she was given earlier. Bandham which has scheduled to go more than 900 episodes, is now crossed 300 episodes. It is going to be a hey-day for Rindhiya to prove her mettle with duel role as Nithila and Jeeva. According to Gurubaran, one of the directors of the San Media Production,that the shooting of Rindhiya had started and in the coming days, the viewers would be enjoying the acting calibre of the actress.

Kabilan writes the story and dialogues of the serial.

Remix of old songs and new songs in old type in Jaya TV

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Mrs. Karpagam N.Thyagarajan

Soon the Jaya TV has plans to bring its Chukkudhey Manam slot into a new a variety. Ealier the singers on the stage were singing for the actual scenes of the film scenes. In the old pattern the songs were sung by various singers.Now the scenes of various new Tamil films would be chosen for the old films songs sung by these artistes. The remix songs of the old songs for the new films and new songs for the old films would be aired through the Jaya TV Channel. The show is produced by GV Films with Priyam Entertainers. Creative head of the programme Karur Gopi and is to be anchored by Priya Subramaniam who is a singer and an advocate by profession. Direction and cinematography by C.Dhanabalan

ATHIPOOKAL IN SUN TV CHANNEL

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( Karpgam N.Thyagarajan )

Saaregama Productions is producing a new mega serial Athipookal for the Sun TV Channel to be telecast from December 3 between 2 PM and 2.30 PM. The serial will be aired on all working days except Saturdays and Sundays. The serial is directed by K.Shiva and the story and dialogues are written by Saravana Raja. Screen Play is done by Indra Soundararajan and creative head is K.Shanmugam.

Chethan his wife Deva Darshini, Vietnam Veedu Sundaram, Sandhya, Premi and Thilagam are appearing.

SINGAPORE AIRLINES TO SHOW SHIVAJI WHILE FLYING HIGH IN THE SKY

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By N.Thyagarajan

Singapore Airlines has obtained exclusive rights for the in-flight screening of Rajinikanth’s latest release, ‘Sivaji-The Boss.’

The movie, released in June this year, made news for being the most expensive Indian production to date. “This is the first time Singapore Airlines has purchased the rights of an Indian movie.

The film will be screened on all its international flights from December 1st,” said Mr Bharat Mahadevan, airlines manager- southern India.

The screening rights has been purchased from Ayngaran international, a London-based company that had the distribution rights of Sivaji for the overseas market. SC Babu, CEO, AVM Productions- producers of Sivaji, said that the film will be dubbed in Hindi and released in January next year.

SANJAY DUTT GRANTED BAIL

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The Bollywood Super Star Sanjay Dutt,was granted bail by apex court Tuesday giving a big relief to not only the actor and his family but also to the Indian film industry. The film actor is involved in different Bollywood projects worth more than 100 crore rupees.

A Supreme Court bench comprising Justices K.G. Balakrishnan, R.V. Ravindran and J.M. Panchal granted bail to Sanjay Dutt. Dutt is presently serving a jail sentence in Pune’s Yeravada jail.

The Bollywood superstar who has acted in some of the most successful movies over the last two decades is serving a six-year jail sentence under the Arms Act in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Dutt was convicted for buying AK-56 rifle and a pistol from underworld dons linked to the bombings in which 257 people were killed in Mumbai in 1993.

Sanjay Dutt, son of late Sunil Dutt, who was one of the best actors the country has produced and a Congress party leader has challenged his conviction by TADA court late last month. He has sought bail until th…

ONE MORE LOOK-ALIKE IN JAYA TV CHANNEL

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( BY N.THYAGARAJAN)

Jaya TV Channel is going to air 'Duplicate', a programme in which a lot of artistes having the similarities faces and voices of various actors, actresses and singersould be appearing on the screen. The programme is scheduled to air in the channel as early as possible. The programme is to be anchored by the film comedian Mayilsamy who has invited all those who have the simlarities of faces and voices of leading film artistes and singers. The programme will last for 45 minutes on every sundays, it is said.

While Sun TV airs on all Sundays the very same programme with a different title, " Super Duper", the Jaya TV channel too joins in the bandwagon of the theme.

WATCH VAIRA NENJAM AND WIN RAJINI PRIZES

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( MRS. KARPAGAM RAJAN, SENIOR REPORTER)
The popularity for the AVM's mega soap Vaira Nenjam has been increasing with a lot of feed back from various Kalaignar TV viewers. It has been said that the story-line of Sekizhar had been bringing an increased number of audiences to it.

Recently, the AVM Productions have come out with an announcement to select the best letters and give them prizes to all connected with its film Sivaji which was released a few months ago. One may surprised to see that if a person had written a letter in appreciation of the Vaira Nenjam he would receive a cap with Rajini's Sivaji style emblem on it. A person might receive an FM Radio or the cooling glasses that of Rajini used in the Sivaji film. Also a key chain with Rajini Sivaji photos or an audio cassette of the Sivaji film. Beside various prizes, the photos of the persons who had won would also be shown, before the Vaira Nenjam being telecast on all working days between 8.00 PM and 8.30 PM.

ONE MORE AWARD TO ARCHANA

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( by N.Thyagarajan )

It is expected that Urvasi award winner Archana will be honoured with one more award when Onbadhu Rupa Notu is released. Earlier Archana who had won thrice the Urvasi Award had acted with Sathyaraj in the Onbadhu Rupa Notu directed by Thangar Bachan. Earlier her Veedu had brought her good name in the industry.

It is after a long hiatus Archana is appearing in this film in a good role. Archana who is interested in the welfare of her family, laids out condition whenever any producer approaches her. She is willing to act in their films, provided they recognise her as a senior artiste with a lot of awards decorating her almirah in her house. If the status is refused or denied then her next action will be not to act in the film.

Since, Archana has been concentrating only on doing good roles, she forgot to marry. When asked about her idea of marrying at least in the near future, she comes out with firm answer, she had decided not to marry anyone. She also told many repor…

ACTING IN SERIALS IS JUST FOR LIVING"- TARIKAA

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Actress Tarikaa is of opinion that 'acting' in serials is just for living. If one wants to achieve something in acting career, it could be achieved through only by acting in films, for the films could be seen at any time at any day even after decades of its release. Whereas once the serial is over, there ends the life of the serials. "That's why I called acting in serials is just for living and also to improve one's efficiency in the career of acting. "I have seen a lot of people praising me after they watched my acting for serials, with that there ends the recognition of the actors. But in cinema it is not so" says Tarikaa.

Tarikaa started out her career in Bharathi Raja's Eera Nilam in a small role as a Village girl appeared in black colour with full make ups. Bharathi Raja's son Manoj who is her friend asked her to go and meet his father who is producing the film. The director refused to give her role, for she is very…

TV ARTISTES FORM PRIME FORCE ACADEMY

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TV actors D.Gnanasundaram ( also known as Kitcha in TV circles ) and another actor Poovilangu Mohan have formed a Prime Force Academy, an educational and charitable trust, to uplift the downtrodden people caught in the web of sending their school going children for employment in various factories, and household works, and also to create an awareness among the public mass about the evils of the HIVs.

Speaking to the filmschannels.blogspot.com the founder -president and actor Kitcha elaborated that their main focus of the Academy was to educate the people through their short films produced by the academy. So far the academy had produced Agram, Dusk, Thorn, Unnatural destiny, Asthamanam and Vessel (all short films.)

The Vice President of the Academy Poovilangu Mohan who is also a TV & Film artiste said , that all the films were produced with the idea to prevent or eradicate the problems of Child Labour, Pollution Control, Female Infanticides, Schizophrenlia and for …

MALAVIKA IN KATTUVIRIYAN

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Malavika is acting in duel role in Kattuviriyan opposite ENT Specialist Dr.Ram. Kalaipuli Sekaran is producing this film. Earlier, he started out his career as the dialogue writer for Yaar and subsequently produced Pattikattu Thambi, Oorai Therinjukittan, Ulavaali, and Kaval Poonaigal. Siva Chakravarthi who is known for his outstanding for car sales is acting as villain. He is also president of the All India Car Merchants & Advisory Association. Kalaipuli Sekar wants to give some good film with a message, hence has decided to produce this film.

‘MUGAVARI’ FOR CONSUMERS AND TOURISTS

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When people wanted to buy a lot of genuine things for their money earned through the sweat of their eye-brows, they could not be choosy in selecting good things. Knowing the fact, the Makkal TV has newly introduced a unique programme ‘Mugavari’ being aired on all working days commencing from 1.30 PM.
The channel takes all to various markets where various things are sold and also introduces new things to the public to make purchases. It makes let the buyer beware (Caveat emptor) always when they start to spend their moneys.
A brief description about those articles and its usefulness are demonstrated directly from the sales points of those things. Beside, the anchor gives full details about special services that are rendered in the market to the public.
Mugavari in English means Addresses. Makkal TV Channel’s Mugavari gives tips and introduces various entrepreneurs and other people engaged in various commercial activities.
The anchor of Mugavari, Divya talks about vari…

ONBADHU RUPA NOTU CASSETTE RELEASE

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Bharathi Raja, Mani Rathinam, Sathyaraj, Archana, Prabhudeva, Parthiban, Lingusamy and Sreeman decorated the stage of Onbathu Rupa Notu cassette release function held in Chennai recently.

Bharathi Raja while participating in the function said that he had understood the story-line of the film through three songs of the film. He congratulated Thangar Bachan who is the producer of the film for taking an all out effort in producing the real human life story and with which one can trace out the human live history. Sathyaraj who had acted in the film had lived in the character, Bharathi Raja said.

Speaking at the function, director Mani Rathinam said that there was a time that very few could be counted as the best directors and producers. Formerly, people interested to see films of director Sridhar, Balachander, Bharathi Raja and Balu Mahendra. Now with growth of technicians in the Tamil film industry with a lot of people having sound knowledge about stories, the Tamil fi…

THIRUMATHI SELVAM ON SUN TV

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Vikatan Televistas new mega soap Thirumathi Selvam is being aired through the SUN TV Channel on all working days between 1.30 PM and 2.00 PM. Sethu film fame Abitha appears in a weighty role as the eldest daughter of the family. She undertakes all the responsibilities of the family when there are two younger sisters and one elder brother. Abitha as Archana in the serial without proper education does the job of house executive and all the other family members tease her, except her parents.

Her elder brother’s wife Jayanthi (actress Raghavi) puts several blames on Abitha since she did not like her. Abitha with the only aim of uplifting the family members patiently bears the brunt of others. When many grooms visit her house with a proposal to marry the beauty Abitha, the alliance breaks down on several occasions due to her unemployment.

The new serial has so far completed ten episodes is penned and directed by S.Kumaran.

ANITHA KUPPUSAMY TAKES OVER ‘SUYAMVARAM’

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Eminent Playback Singer Anitha Kuppusamy, wife of Playback Singer Pushpavanam Kuppusamy has taken over the anchoring job of the Kalaignar TV Channel’s weekly programme Suyamvaram from the erstwhile anchor Anuradha Sri Ram who is also another Tamil film playback singer.

Suyamvaram draws a large number of parents who are on the verge of giving marriages to their kids by sitting before their idiot boxes to find good alliances of their equal status.

The programme which is aired on all Sundays between 7.00 AM and 7.30 AM shows the boys and girls who are to be wed with their entire bio-data followed by their contact numbers to have in touch with them.

When contacted the former anchor Anuradha over phone, she said that she has to say nothing about the programme, since she participated for a few weeks, but said that the programme is organised by the Channel itself not with the motto of deriving profit out of it. “ I personally saw a lot of phone calls were pouring in from som…

Y.GEE MAHENDRAN WANTS TO PRODUCE A SERIAL ON MUSIC

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Film comedian Y.Gee.Mahendran wants to produce a mega TV serial fully based on the life history of a rhythamist as Mridanga Vidwan. The actress has his own music troupe and the actor himself is a versatile rhythmist in tabala, bangoose and Mridangam. Y.Gee.M nowadays participate in various kutcheris playing mridangam for some leading carnatic musicians. He surprised many with his gamakka in playing mridangam and had won several audiences for his acumen in playing those instruments.

Sometime ago, film playback singer K.J.Yesudoss in his TV interview, had asked the comedian to play mridangam for his song. Till then, no one knows that the comedian had the talents in playing of mridangam too. He had also appeared as a carnatic music singer for the Jaya TV Channel's mega serial Sahana. He appeared in the JKB role.

Recently, when he was in a carnatic music cutcheri said to the TV Guide, that he wanted to produce a mega serial based on the life of a mridangam player. He…