Jul 3, 2008

Ramya Krishnan in Padyappa style in Kalasam


N.THYAGARAJAN

Actress Ramya Krishnan who has come to the TV serial Kalasam being produced by Kutti Padmini's daughter will appear in the Neelambari style role of Padyappa. In Padyappa Ramya Krishnan excelled in her acting and has equalled her talents with the Superstar Rajnikanth, in the new Sun TV Channel's serial will appear and sit and raise her legs just she did in the Rajini starrer film Padayappa.

Apr 3, 2008

BEES MAKE HASTY DECISION ON JASMINE:SHOOTING CANCELLED



N.THYAGARAJAN
Actress Meera Jasmine and other film unit people were stung by honey bees when the shooting of Telugu film Korindakku was going on Wednesday. The shooting of the Telugu film was going on in a temple near Mehaboob Nagar in Andhra Pradesh. Meera Jasmine without seeing the honey bees nests just touched them; those innocent bees from their hives mistook her initially that it was a Jasmine flower from where they usually suck honey, but later they all realised that it was a beautiful actress on the shooting spot. Not knowing the importance scene of the shooting being shot they all stung the actress first followed by others who tried to save her from the bees' bitings. Not tolerated by the stinking pain caused by the bees the film unit had to wound up the shooting for that day. The bees had no venom.

Mar 28, 2008

DORAVIN PAYANANGAL IN CHUTTI TV TAMIL CHANNEL


( BY T.AISHWARYA)
Chutti TV Channel’s ‘Dora the Explorer’ and in Tamil it is known as Doravin Payanangal is aimed to engage pre-school children in a play with adventure. It’s on these quests that Dora faces problems and needs your child’s help. Dora can’t continue her adventure without your child’s input. The series is designed to actively encourage children.

Each day Dora and her monkey companion Boots(Buchi) go on a high stakes journey – a quest filled with funny friends, puzzling problems and an arch villain fox ( Swiper the Kulla Nari).

This programme is being telecast on all Mondays to Friday between 7.30 AM to 8.00 AM. The same programme is being repeated at 12.30 PM, 2.30 PM and the new one at 4.30 PM.

On Saturdays the show is on 3.00 for an hour. And on Sundays the show is on for an hour 10 AM to 11 AM.
Chris Gifford the creator of the show wanted to teach little kids problem-solving skills. Hence he has planned series of problems in this Dora show to involve the young children, sometimes many children reaching adulthood also interested to watch the show.
ABOUT THE CHARACTERS IN THIS SHOW DETAILEDDORA:
Dora is an adventurous, bilingual, Latina heroine who lives inside a computer. Determined, positive, helpful and caring, Dora is always ready for adventure. She's filled with a sense of wonder, as she explores her world with her faithful Backpack, Map and her best friend Boots.
BOOTS:
Dora's best friend Boots (Buchi) ry, fuzzy, five and-a-half-year old monkey who speaks Tamil is sweet and caring and loves to hold Dora's hand, following her while they explore. He also loves to make Dora laugh by surprising her. Whenever Boots is feeling down he manages to bounce back with his special triple flips.
BACKPACK: It is a bag given to Dora by her Mom and dad, Backpack is great a friend who travels with Dora wherever her exploring take her. A real go-getter with a can-do attitude. Backpack always provides anything Dora might need for her quest. Backpack can also speak in both English and Spanish just like Dora.
MAP: Map is a funny, boucy rolled-up friend living in Backpacks side pocket. He is an incredibly useful helper because he always knows where to go and the best way to get there. 'If there's a place you need to get, I can get you there I bet' Map is always singing.
SWIPER: Swiper is a quick, sneaky fox ( Kullanari in Tamil) who tries to swipe things that Dora needs to complete her quests. When Swiper has swiped something he then hides it and it's up to Dora, Boots and the viewer to find where it is hidden.
DIEGO: Meet Dora's cousin, Diego! He's a great partner to Dora in her adventures. He helps his parents at the Animal Rescue Centre and can even make animal noises and talk to the wild animals. You can count on Diego to run, swing and jump to the rescue of any animals in trouble.

Mar 26, 2008

WHO KNOWS ABOUT JAYALALITHAA ?


BY N.THYAGARAJAN

As Chief Minister of the Tamil Nadu government, Kumari.Jayalalitha Jayaraman has done a lot to film fraternities. She is remembered by all for her valuable contributions to the film technicians, actors and actresses. On Wednesday, the former Chief Minister and the AIADMK Party leader sanctioned a sum of Rs.25,000 to veteran actress Ammu Kutty Pushpamala and also ordered to pay a monthly pension of Rs.5000. The veteran actress who has been suffering without any film chances received the amount from the former Chief Minister.

( see photo of Ammu Kutty Pushpamala receiving the cheque from Jayalalithaa Jayaraman)

ARE POLITICAL LEADERS APPEAR IN DASAVATHARAM?


BY N.THYAGARAJAN

There has been a wide-spread speculation that many Tamil Nadu political leaders are acting in the film Dasavatharam, directed by K.S.Ravi Kumar. When contacted the production officials, they said, that some clippings of the political leaders like Karunanidhi, Jayalalitha and Thol.Thirumavalavan are appearing in a scene when they praise the Scientist Kamal Hassan of the film.

The rumour added, that each and every political leaders of the Tamil Nadu took part in the shootings of the film with Kamal Hassan. It further stated that comedian Karunas is acting in the film. When contacted the production office, we came to know that there was no such shooting took place for the political leaders, instead they sought the permission to insert the clippings of Kalaignar and Jayalalitha to include their clippings in the film, followed by the public address of the political leader Thol.Thirumavalavan. There was no shooting took place, affirmed the officials from the Dasavatharam production.

For Manmohan Singh's appearance on the dais, a Marwari from Rajasthan is appearing as the Prime Minister of India.

When asked about the comedian Karunas, the production office official said, that a person look-alike the comedian namely, Salem Ranganathan is appearing in the scene and also clarified that Karunas in this film is not acting at all.

Even, the film's hero Kamal himself did not know about the further developments that are taking in the release of the Dasavatharam with additional inputs.

Sometimes our journalists are trusting the rumours and they sometime forget to check the veracity of the rumours floated from out side.

An English daily from Chennai, claimed to be the largest circulated news paper within a span of fiver years, very recently published that actress Jothika would deliver twins. This was also another rumour. The journalist who has been writing for the news paper as an outsider, believed that the rumours might be true and made the editor to publish the item. Except that English news paper no other news papers, including a small news papers of English and Tamil had published the item. Many other news papers thought they had missed the opportunity of carrying out the news item in their news papers.Then the time for the child delivery came and most of the fans of the actor Jyothika and Suriya were eagerly waiting for the twins. But what happened? Jyothika delivered only one female baby. The news in the particular news paper had become false.

Many news papers who wanted the services of youngsters for their reporting jobs, could not ascertain the mental maturity of those who attend interviews. If they are young and would be able to write in flawless english, they are most welcome for those newspapers. What is the locustandi of the reporter who had been in the field of cinema reporting more than a decade? Why the cinema reporter should not cross check the news item with the concerned persons?

These are all some of the questions that should have taken place and now it is too late and it is shame on the part of the news paper for coming out with such false news in their paper, that too on the front page.

Mar 24, 2008

ACTRESS SANGEETHA'S BODY LIES IN MORTUARY

N.THYAGARAJAN

There is not even a single person as a relative to claim the body of Junior Film Actress Sangeetha who committed suicide on March 19. According to police, the actress had committed suicide due to continuous poverty over not getting chances in films. The actress was living in Chennai Virugambakkam area, from where she immolated herself by dousing kerosene on to her. She was rushed to the hospital but she died. It is said, that the actress belonged to Salem. The police who wanted to convey the death message to the family members of Sangeetha, but there was no one was found. The body has been kept at the mortuary Government Hospital and from the enquiries it was found that no one came forward to do the last rites for the actress.

Will the generous mind of some film artistes who are the members of the South Indian
Film Artistes' Association come and do the last rites of the actress?

Only the time has to tell!

REVIEW OF FILM INBA -


By N.THYAGARAJAN

S.T.Venddan's story, screen play and direction for the film Inba is something in his unique in its character when compared to other films. It is a story of a boy Inba Sekaran (Sham) who goes to juvenile school when he was studying his school final, for he was ditched by a girl who studies with him. She pretends as if she is in love with him, because, she wants to uphold the first rank in her school. Venddan is cautioning that the students should be alert with their female counterparts, for it may sometime endangering them to go to juvenile schools. When the rich girl Priya he simply refuses to accept her love because of his past experiences. She comes out from her heart that she is very much in love with him, but when he starts accepting her the Superintendent of Police wants his younger brother to be given marriage of Priya. Sneha has done the role of Priya. Arun Pandi who is very active in his earlier films shows in this film, that he is reaching his old age. This could be estimated with his shaky dialogues. What Sneha in this film tries to prove is that she is also heading for her old-age, her necks and the joints of her hands simply tell that, however her smile has not deteriorated.

The director had shown two heroes, the one as a school boy and the other one grown up one. Shamm does the role of the grown up who loves Sneha. The younger days of Shamm is done by another innocent and the young girl who ditches the younger Shamm is Poornitha who appears in various commercial advertisements seems to be too short for her age. She came personally to the AVM pre-view theater after the show was over. She created a history by acting in Radhika's Radan TV Serial. Her role in this film is a small when compared to her role in Radaan's Sithi aired in the Sun TV Channel. Hence, there was no positive feedback from some journalists on seeing her in the theater.

The story of the film should have twisted. Instead of the Superintendent of Police who kills the don, ( Arun Pandiyan ), Arun Pandiyan should have escaped from the attacks of the inspector and must have sought the help of his sister's lover Shamm who was in jail. Shamm should have escaped from the prison, and must have given the job of attacking the inspector. Had they done it, the film would have done well. The song of younger days Shamm with Poornitha scores high, however one can't belittle the other songs. But they are not done in a pleasing manner.

Kanja Karuppu with his associate has done the role of the Lock repairer well. He brings laughter and the character like this should be given to Kanja. Sualkshana as Shamm's mother has done her part well.

Music of P.B.Balaji is okay, but one finds something miss in him. The dialogues of Suba and the comedy track of Sakthivel bring feathers to merit the film.

Shamm with his robust body in fighting scene and his seriousness which he shows when Sneha often hints at him about her love, is appreciable. But one could easily say, that Shamm could have given some more responsibilites to make his role weighty. Shamm is now experienced in his role and has developed a lot in his career with his physical appearance.

In the first half of the film, the film runs not because of the hero or the heroine but because of the comedy scene. An item song in this film is shown in a light greenary film color does not create any impact.

The film may do well or may not but there are no attractions other than Sneha's sleeveless jackets in different colors added with her smiles.

Mar 22, 2008

ONE ARRESTED IN MAMOOTY MEETING


(N.Thyagarajan)

A person in the meeting of the film actor Mamooty was arrested for reprimanding the actor speeches when the meeting was very much taking place in Calicut. The meeting was about the birthday celebrations of Vaikom Mohamed Basheer. When Mamooty in his meeting speech has said that the actor and Basheer were good friends, a person who watching the proceedings of the meeting stood up from his seat and shouted, " Don't tell lie. You and the person have no connection at all. Stop lying". Mamooty ignored the shoutings of the person and was continuing his speech. But the police who have been watching the person's pugnacious attitude arrested him on the charges of creating nuisance publicly.

PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS OF CINEMA




BY N.THYAGARAJAN

The PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS of the Film industry is being celebrated throughout the country. The Channels Sun and Kalaignar are also making out the celebrations by telecasting the oldest films on all nights except Saturdays and Sundays. The shows of various old Tamil films was started from the March 19th onwards by both the channels. The old films shows are aired at 10 PM and 10.30 PM by Kalaignar TV Channel and the Sun TV Channel respectively. Some of the films shown are Vanjikottai Valiban, Chandraleka and Thillana Mohanambal. It is likely that more than hundreds of Tamil films will be aired through the two channels.

KADAVULE KADAVULE COMEDY TELEFILM


By N.Thyagarajan

Kadavule Kadavule is the story about three youngsters ( Raja, Ramu & Vasu ) who are in search of jobs are making out number of attempts through various interviews. But the girls who also attend those interview steal the jobs from those companies. In order to get jobs, all the three finally decide to attire in ladies' dresses, but in the interview they are caught by the owners.

They come across an advertisement to become grooms of a family which needed hen-pegged husbands. The bride Sangavai interviews one by one and select one of the unemployed persons Raja. Her sister Angavai chooses Vasu as the groom. But their friend Ramu gets bride through his father. All the three get married on a particular day.

Next comes the problems for their employment. All the three get jobs from the employer who had beat them up early while they appeared in an interview with ladies' get up. The story of the tele-film is narrated in a comedy way. Story, dialogues and direction are all done by Raja Krishna who has done the role of Raja. The film is produced by Shantha Ram who has also done a role.

The other artistes are Kuili, Vasu Vikram, Pailvan Ranganathan, Raju Madhan, V.C.Jayamani, K.N.Kalai and the dubbing artiste Anuradha is appearing in an important role. Soon the telefilm will be telecast through a private channel.

CHINNA CHINNA ASAI IN MAKKAL TV


Mrs Karpgam N.Thyagarajan

Each man has his own desire to come up in his life and to fulfill he has to make umpteen attempts. The logic is so simple, which attracted the executives of the Makkal TV Channel and hence decided to start out a programme in the name of Chinna Chinna Asaigal.

The crews of the channel who will pay visits to various children living in slums and other backward areas and find out their innermost desires, wishes, dreams and needs. The channel on finding out their small desires will fulfil them. The show is getting readied with a warm welcome from the people living from the lowest strata to higher strata. It is to be aired on every Saturdays between 8.30 to 9.00 PM. Arthi is the compere of the show.

DANCE JODI DANCE IN CHANNEL JAYA TV


Mrs Karpgam N.Thyagarajan

An entirely different show on Dance is going to be aired through the Jaya TV Channel. When all the other channels are telecasting dance shows with film artistes, the Jaya TV takes care of the public who could dance well. People living in Chennai, Trichy, Madurai, Coimbatore and Salem have been invited to participate in this new show. Initially, the channel has selected 32 pairs for the show. An introduction dance show has been arranged to telecast on March 26.

For each and every week show a famous dance master and a film actor are going to appear to judge the dance show. Special Judge of the show are Jithan Ramesh and dance master Rekha. Compere will be done by dance master Ramji. The winner in the show will get a prize award of Rs.2 lakhs.

MONICA WARNS MUNNA FOR HUGGING










By N.Thyagarajan

Actress Monica recently has warned Silandhi film Munna when he hugged the actress while the rehearsal of honeymoon scene in Pondcherry.

According to the story-line the newly married couples should make love in the honeymoon scene by embracing themselves. Munna was little bit warmth in his rehearsal and he hugged Monica as if it would take in the normal course of the newly married couple. Following the action, Monica immediately warned the hero, that he should maintain limits in the scene. Then came apology from the hero Munna, who said that he was little bit over in his action to make the scene in a natural way. The immediately Monica shot back and asked that if it was a sucide scene, would he tie the knot round his neck and hang himself to make the scene in a natural way?

Again Munna came before the actress and apologised to her for his actions. Then the shooting of the honeymoon scene minus hugging was filmed.

When talking about the experience of Silandhi, actress Monica said that she saw literally a ghost while the shooting was going on in the midnight while a thrilling scene was filmed. The film's director and other persons including herself saw a ghost like appeared behind her chair. When asked about it someone who is familiar of the shooting spot had told them that it was a real ghost and added that many had seen the ghost earlier. Recalls Monica that the particular event still bothers her mind. Then what about the real embracement of the film's hero? The incident has gone from her mind and dead, since Munna had apologized to her.

Mar 21, 2008

RAJ KIRAN PRODUCES MALAI KALLAN


BY N.THYAGARAJAN

Classic actor Raj Kiran is going to produce Malai Kallan. Earlier, the late MGR has acted in the film with the very same title. The film was, then was a great success. Keeping this in my mind Raj Kiran is going to produce the very same film, with the mixture of present day politics, social and economic life by giving importance to sentiments in the story-line. Earlier the actor produced Ennai Petha Rasa, Rasavin Manasulae and two other films. His Red Sun Arts Creations is producing his fifth film. The shooting of the film is likely to be started in May and the release will be for Deepavali in November.

"I am producing the film and acting as the hero, because by keeping in my mind the late M.G.Ramachandran who reached the pinnacle of his career after the release of the film" says Raj Kiran.

NAGMA UNDER BALU MAHENDRA DIRECTION


N.THYAGARAJAN

After a long hiatus, Nagama is acting under Balu Mahendra's direction. She has been asked to do the role of heroine in Balu's film Anal Kaatru. Talking about her role in the film she said, that she was fortunate to continue as heroine in films. She said, that Balu Mahendra's film always carried the importance given to heroines. Hence, she had accepted to act in the film and added that she wanted to act the director like Balu Mahendra. Jothika's daughter Thea is in very much love with her and she spends her time with the baby.

The actor said, she completed all the Jodhpuri films in which she was acting for sometime.

PEPSI UMA COMES OUT FROM KALAIGNAR TV CHANNEL


Pepsi Uma who was doing Pepsi Ungal Choice for more than 15 years for the Sun TV had quit the channel and joined in the Kalaignar TV Channel. She had been continuing her job with it for the last six months. But, her expectations from the newly launched was something more. But, she was asked to do the very same job which was she was doing in the Sun TV Channel. Hence, vexed with her the repetition of the same job, she said good-bye. When contacted Uma she said, her job was very much boring and thought to come out of the channel. She denied that she had any misunderstandings with the channel or any other person working in that and affirmed all were her friends.

Mar 19, 2008

ACTOR RAGHUVARAN'S DEATH- FILM ACTORS VISIT TO ACTORS HOUSE






FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF RAGHUVARAN, MANY FILM PERSONALITIES VISITED THE DEATH ACTOR'S RESIDENCE ON WEDNESDAY TO SHARE THEIR GRIEF WITH THE FAMILY. HERE ARE SOME OF THE IMPORTANT PHOTOS FOR OUR READERS TO GO THROUGH.( PICTURE BY: INIAN RAJAN )

NEWS BY: N.THYAGARAJAN

ULTIMATE STAR AJITH, COMEDIAN MANORAMA AND MANY OTHERS VISITED THE HOUSE OF THE ACTOR.

Mar 18, 2008

VILLAIN ACTOR RAGHUVARAN PASSES AWAY



By N.Thyagarajan

Villain actor Raguvaran on Wednesday died at a private nursing home in Chetpet. He was ailing for sometime, and his end came this morning. Born on December 11, 1948 the actor had entered filmdom through the film Ezhavadhu Manidhan and acted in Poovizhi Vasaliley, Mister Bharath, Anjali, Mudhalvan, Basha, Sivaji, Bheema. His last film was Sila Nerangalil which was released last month. Besides the Tamil films he has acted in Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi films.

He married actress Rohini and was blessed with a son. Due to misunderstandings between the actor and his actress wife, the court gave them divorce. However, Raghuvaran used to frequent Rohini's house and Rohini was also visiting his house with her son.
On hearing the death news of the actor, actress Rohini was shocked and immediately visited the house of Raguvaran. She wanted the body of Raguvaran to be handed over to her for cremation.

Many film personalities who came to know about the shocking news immediately cancelled their shoots to pay homage to the villain actor.

Raghuvaran was living alone at his T'Nagar house in Chennai. The actor had carved a niche for himself with his style of acting different from the earlier Tamil film villains.

Mar 17, 2008

DHANUSH-SREYA-VETRIMARAN COMBINATION



Actor Dhanush is ready now to do an historical film with Shreya and Director Vetri Maran. The film is based on the story of a real event that took place in the year 1970. Vetri Maran who narrated the character of the story to Dhanush, was satisfied over the actor accepting to act in the role immediately . Dhanush said, that the character would be a milestone in his career of acting. Dhanush has asked Maran to prepare script immediately. Soon the date for the shooting will be announced.

SARATH PLANS A CHANGE AFTER VAITHEESWARAN


Sarath Kumar has taken the role of a psychiatarist in Vaitheeswaran and he wants to make some changes after he receive the feed backs from his fans. This the actor told at a press-meet held recently in Chennai. He said that he wished to watch his fans how his fans treated the role of Vaitheeswaran. After studying and receiving the information, he wanted to switch over to do some science related characters.

Vaitheeswaran is the story about a number of rebirths that human being would undertake. Though Sarath is a strong believer in God, he said he did not know anything about rebirths.

Sarath now is acting in an action-thriller film 1977 which is filmed in Malaysia. The story of the film would be like that of an Casino Royal, Sarath said. He is acting in a Malayalam film Pazhasi Raja with Mamooti.

His next film will be under the direction of K.S.Ravikumar. The work of this film will be started in the coming May. When asked about the story line of the story, that he did not know anything about the story and was not sure whether the story of Sakku Boy which was already written for the Super Star Rajnikanth. His next film will be in December under the direction of Selvaraghavan.

When Sarath was speaking, actors Vijaykumar, Riaz Khan, Director Vidhyadharan, producers Senthil Kumar and Ganesh and cinematographer Paneer Selvam were present.

SIMRAN DEMANDED A HIGH SALARAY


Director P.Vasu who met some press reporters has said, that they had to give chance to actress Meena, because Simran demanded an unexpected salary for acting in Kuselan. Earlier, the film unit tried Simran to act in Chandramuki film. But that could not be made by Chandramuki producers. When approached Simran, she said that she was in the family way when Chandramuki was produced. She never demanded any high salary from the producers of the Kuselan film. She could not act in the film, because, her prior commitment with the TV channels programmes and said that the director Vasu and many others had been propagating that she demanded a high salary.

Mar 16, 2008

RAJINIKANTH GREETS CHIRANJEEVI AT KUSELADU POOJA


By N.Thyagarajan

Super Star Rajnikanth on Friday wished the Tollywood actor Chiranjeevi who is acting in the Telugu version of the Tamil film Kuselan. Super Star was invited to Hyderabad to preside over the subamuhurat function of the Telugu film Kuseladu by the producers to lit the kuthuvilakku During his speech actor Chiranjeevi said, that Rajnikanth is his Guru, Philosopher, friend and guide. He recalled that it was in the last Deepavali festival, his mind was restless and hence called Rajnikanth over phone. Then the Super Star asked him to come immediately to Chennai and stay with him. So Chiranjeevi came to Chennai and stayed with Rajinikanth for a day. He said, he would not forget the day. He also felt, that the Super Star had some divine powers in him. Chiranjeevi also said, that he was fortunate to have friendship with Rajnikanth. Rajnikanth who came to Hyderabad at the Telugu film's function wished that the film would be success. In Tamil Kuselan, the Super Star is acting as a Super Star with Nayantara. Trisha is dancing with Rajni for an item-song in this film,.

Mar 15, 2008

VIJAYKANTH TALKS ABOUT ENGAL ASAN



By N.Thyagarajan

The subamuhurat function of the Engal Asan film took place at the Chennai AVM Studios recently. Actor Vijaykanth is appearing as the hero of the film. His 150th film Arasangam will be released on April 14.
Vijaykanth was posed a lot of questions to which he patiently answered to all.

What is the story of Engal Asan?
This film's story is entirely different than that of my earlier films. It is a suspense thriller based on the story taking place in a village.

In what way the story is different?
To mention about the climax of the film, it will be different something unexpected by the viewers. The suspense of the story starts from the very beginning. There will be number of altercations and fights with the heroine.

How do you select the story?
I alone always choose the story. If I approve the story then the film should be a success. I am aware about that many distributors trust me. I always very cautious that they should not burn their fingers. I am sure, that this film will be a success commercially.

Will there by any punching dialogues propagating your political party?
My films would always have punch dialogues. After my entry into politics, many have quoted that my punching dialogues were belonged to my political party or my career. But it is not so. This film will also have some punching dialogues. I am sure that the director of the film would have made it aptly to the story line of the film. Hence, this film is not purely based on politics.

How do you allocate time when you are busy schedules with your political career as a leader of a party?
First I allocate lesser time for my acting. I accept films when the producers and directors agree to shoot films, the time I have been fixing for their films. I allot more time to my politics. I simply reject the offers if they allot me the time for their shooting.

Mar 12, 2008

SARATH VAITHEESWARAN RELEASE THIS WEEK


N.Thyagarajan

Sarath Kumar's Vaitheeswaran is getting released this weekend. The actor who has thinking of quitting films, has taken up politics recently and is being called as Sigappu Kamarajar was requested by many of his film workers and fans to continue his acting. Vaitheeswaran is the story about the cyclic rebirth and many aethists won't believe in births and deaths.
Debutant director Vidhyadharan said that Sarath Kumar in this film is acting as a psychitarist with Megna Naidu, Shayaji Shinde and Santhanam.

Sarath Kumar in his press-meet held recently has said, that he appeared as a doctor and if his fans wished to continue to adore the roles like this he would be readily willing to do more sci-fi thrillers.

Sarath will be acting in a film to be directed by K S Ravikumar and Selvaraghavan before this year-end. Also the shooting for his Malayalam venture Pazhassi Raja is completed.

Director Vidhyadharan said that he had dealt the story in a scientific manner and the sequence of events were narrated from the audience point of view.

The story-line begins from famous Vaitheeswaran temple in Kumbakonam.Hence the film was titled the movie Vaitheeswaran, Vidhyadharan said.

Mar 11, 2008

SIMRAN AS JUDGE FOR SUPER STAR SELECTION


Simran has taken over as the Judge for the Sun TV Channel's Super Stars Reality Show. The young boys and girls in the age group of 18 to 22 years who wanted to become big-screen actors have enrolled themselves in this programme. The best performers will be given the status of Super Stars. Silverline Film Factory which is organising the programme for the channel will be producing films of big screen. The participant who are selected by the Judge Simran will be given the status of Super Star and will be given chance in the Silverline's films. It is not only the Super Stars who alone will be selected in this programme. Comedians, villains and dancers are also to be selected through the Super Star Reality Show.

Noted actor Vijay Adhiraj is compering all the 52 episodes of the Reality Show.

More than 1000 young boys and girls applied to show their skill in the show. However, only 100 youngsters were selected, which included 50 girls. The show will select two persons every week. The programme is aired on all Sundays between 9 PM and 10 PM. The programme is directed by the young director Ram Kumar.

Mar 5, 2008

M.S.VISWANATHAN COMES BACK TO FILM


( By Mrs Karpagam N.Thyagarajan )
After a long time the famous music director M.S.Viswanathan is going to direct music for Valiban Sutrum Ulagam. In 70’s M.G.R. acted in Ullagam Sutrum Valibhan. But this producer has changed the name with ulta pulta. The story is, for a severe disease, a doctor finds a medicine formula and decides to surrender it to the Government. The medicine company owner accepts for this.. But the partner of that company plans to give the formula to foreign manufacturers earn millions of dollars. He kills the doctor but the medicine company owner escapes with the formula. The partner begins to search for the owner and troubles the family owner’s family members. The suspense is whether the formula goes to the Government? Whether that villain (partner) arrested by the police.
The Film Produced by Sri Jai Shakthi creations. Story, Screen play, and dialogues are all done by A.R.Lalithasamy.
M.G.R.Siva and Meenakshi are introduced in the film. The other co-stars are M.G.R.Hari, Manorama, Latha and Vennira Addai Moorthy.

Mar 3, 2008

VISHAL IN MISHKIN DIRECTION


After Anjathey, director Mishkin is going to direct a graphic film with Vishal as the hero. Vishal in this film appears as a person having extraordinary powers. It will be a challenging character for Vishal. The actor has not appeared a character like this previously in any of the films.

ACTRESS SUGANYA IN KALAIGNAR TV


By Karpagam Thyagarajan

Actress Suganya now acting in Anandham serial in Sun Tv.She is now acting for mega soap in Kalaignar Tv Therkathi Seemailay. Bharathi Raja for the first time direting the serial. Suganya is going to pair with Nepolean and many leading artistes are acting in this mega soap. Illaya Raja will be the Music Director.Cinemotography by Noor. The serial is expected to air through the channel by this month end.

SIMRAN TALKS TO BLOG


From March 3 onwards, actress Simran will be appearing in Jaya TV Channel. She is the heroine of the Simran Chinnathirai programme produced by Pyramid Saimeera Entertainment. Twelve different stories written by leading writers are made as made as serials and each story will be telecast for a month's period with Simran as the heroine. Simran was recently contacted and answered the following questions.

Why you have refused to act in Chandramuki and then in Kuselan?
It is not the question of refusal. When Chandramuki offer came to me, there was some family problem and I could not accept the offer. I could not act in Kuselan because of dates problem. Even before the offer of Kuselan came to me, I have given dates for six months. Hence, it was purely due to the call sheet problem and nothing anything personal.

We hear that you have refused to act in films because of your demand for high salary?
It is not because of a high salary in films. I was offered to act in roles more than that of my age and appearance. I was asked to act in aunts roles, elder sister roles. But, those characters required a person who has completed more than 45 years. I am hardly 33 now and I have not reached that stage, perhaps it may take more than a decade. Moreover, my physical and face look appear to be very young. It will be premature to act in mature old aged roles. So I myself I refused act in the roles and it is not because of I have demanded more salary.


What is your opinion about the acting of other artistes?
I like the acting of Asin, Trisha and Sreya. Really, all these three are performing well.

Do you feel that it is below the dignity to act in small-screen serials?
A: I don't think so. Before coming to films I appeared in Doordarshan's Mukabula. That was the year 1995. We must wait and watch about selling of our products. At any time I never differentiated acting for big or small screens.

Would you be interested coming to politics again?
No. I have no such desire as of now. But we can't predict what will happen tomorrow. Let us wait and see.

Feb 29, 2008

WRITER SUJATHA CREMATED


N.THYAGARAJAN

Many film personalities including the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and other Tamil writers paid their last homage to the writer Sujatha, who passed away at a private hospital here on Wednesday. The writer who died of pneumonia and renal problems. The body of the Writer was kept till Friday morning for the arrival of the writer's elder son from the USA.

His body was cremated on Friday at Besant Nagar crematorium.
BJP L Ganesan, MDMK general secretary Vaiko, actors Rajnikanth, Kamal Haasan, Sivakumar, directors Balu Mahendra, Parthiban, Gnana Rajasekaran, writers Lena Tamilvannan among others who paid their last respect.

Film Director A.R.Murugadas flew down to Chennai from Mumbai to pay his last respects to the departed writer. He was in the thick of directing the Hindi version of Kajini film.

Chief Minister Karunanidhi with his wife Rajathiammal, daughter and DMK MP Kanimozhi visited the writer's house to pay their last respects.

REEMA SEN REFUTES THE CHARGES


by N.Thyagarajan

Reema Sen recently refuted the news that the Ayerathil Oruvan director had tortured her during the shooting. She clarified that there was no such motto behind with the director Selvaraghavan when the film's shooting took place in Rajasthan and Kerala forest area. She had heard sometime ago that Selvaraghavan was a quick silvered mind and would be always serious with the artistes and film unit. But, this was proved incorrect. He and the film unit had exhibited a friendly atomosphere.

KANNADA ACCIDENT DUBBED IN TAMIL


Kannada Film 'Accident'is being dubbed into Tamil and soon the film is to be released in Tamil Nadu, says the film's director and actor Ramesh Aravind. He said earlier he directed two comedy films in Kannada language and this film Accident was an action thriller.

Feb 28, 2008

MAGAL CROSSES 100 EPISODE


by Mrs Karpagam N.Thyagarajan

The Sun TV Channel mega serial MAGAL has crossed its 100th episode on Thursday. As.per the story line, Kaveri (Meena Kumari) who as a responsible daughter of a family faces lots of problem by Easwari(Varalakshmi).Easwari’s husband Saravanan helps Kaveri by giving her a job in his company and house to live. Easwari doesn’t like her husband’s friendship with Kaveri family. Kaveri’s younger brother Seenu (Sridhar) who is an irresponsible person starts a business with the help of Easwari. He falls in love with Divya (Revathy Priya) who is the sister of Sarvanan(Rishi). Shanmugam (Kamalesh) younger brother of Saravanan falls in love with Kaveri and wants to marry her. In the coming episodes a lot of scenes with twisted story line will be taking place, says the Director Francis Papu.The serial produced by Nimbus Television

COURT LIFTS THE ORDER OF BAN ON JODHA AKBAR SCREENING


The Madhya Pradesh High Court, on Tuesday ,struck down the state government's suspension of screening of the Jodha Akbar.Chief Justice Anang Kumar Patnaik and Justice Prakash Shrivastav ruled in favour of a plea — submitted by the film's distributor UTV Software Communication Limited — challenging the suspension.The bench turned down the government's contention that the screening might disturb peace.''By invoking powers contained in the Madhya Pradesh Cinema Regulation Act, 1952, the state regime restricted the Freedom of Expression enshrined in the Constitution besides affecting business interests of the distributor,'' submitted petitioner's Counsel Akshay Dharmadhikari.