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Tamil cinema: Debutant directors dominated first half of 2014

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10:24

Young, ambitious and willing to go against the tide helped first time directors like P. Ramesh and Thirukumaran rule the Tamil box office in the first half of the year. Thanks to the right mix of good content and entertainment elements in their movies, the makers earned higher returns with much-lower investments.

Sathyaraj`s most powerful role ever in `Poojai`: Director

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 21:06

Director Hari Gopalakrishnan says actor Sathyaraj`s role as a police officer in upcoming Tamil actioner `Poojai` will be his career`s most powerful role ever. He says the role is so powerful that even revealing the name of his character would become a spoiler.

Female comedians don`t get their due: Vidyullekha

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 18:26

Actress Vidyullekha Raman feels female comedians are not offered stronger characters by filmmakers as they usually favour male actors.

`Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah` not anti-religion: Producer

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 20:51

Ace producer Aascar Ravichandran has reiterated that his upcoming Tamil romantic-drama `Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah` is not against any religion and that the movie will only help in understanding a religion and its culture better.

Meeting Rajinikanth a lifetime achievement: Sampoornesh

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 19:30

Meeting Rajinikanth a lifetime achievement: Sampoornesh

Management degree will help in marketing film: `Jithan 2` director

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 21:43

Management degree will help in marketing film: `Jithan 2` director

Southern edition of Filmfare Awards to take place July 12

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 21:43

Southern edition of Filmfare Awards to take place July 12

Wanted to probe post-war Sri Lanka through my film: Vithanage

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 19:14

Director Prasanna Vithanage has adapted Fyodor Dostoyevsky`s short story `The Meek One` to probe the post civil war scenario in Sri Lanka through his film `With You, Without You` as he believes it is impossible to move ahead without understanding the past.

The long break helped me grow as an artist: Maanu

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 18:53

Actress Maanu, who was last seen on the screen in 1998 Tamil romantic-drama `Kadhal Mannan`, has faced the arclight after 15 years for upcoming Tamil thriller `Enna Satham Intha Neram`. She says the long hiatus has helped her grow as an artist.

Actress Amala Paul engaged to director Vijay

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 22:53

Actress Amala Paul Saturday got engaged to Tamil film director A.L. Vijay at a church in Aluva near here.

Film with Gautham Menon not shelved: Simbu

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 21:19

Tamil actor Silambarasan aka Simbu has clarified that his upcoming Tamil romantic drama `Sattendru Maraathu Vaanilai` with Gautham Vasudev Menon has not been shelved. He says the project has been put on hold as the filmmaker first needs to complete his project with Ajith Kumar.

Couldn`t have asked for a better south debut than `Lingaa`

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 21:12

Sonakshi Sinha, daughter of the veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha is set to make her southern film debut with `Lingaa` with megastar Rajinikanth.