'Vai Raja Vai' review: Good effort gone awry
'Vai Raja Vai' review: Good effort gone awry

In "Vai Raja Vai", the lead actors are named after themselves. Gautham Karthik is Karthik, Priya Anand is Priya and Sathish is Sathish. We don't exactly understand why, but maybe Aishwarya felt it's a lot easier to connect with the characters if their names are already known to us.

Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography in Marathi coming on May 30​
Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography in Marathi coming on May 30​

Finally, the wait is over for Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar's Maharashtrian fans who were looking forward to his reading his autobiography in Marathi.

Can you oppose local films in other states, asks Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday defended his government's decision to make it mandatory for multiplexes to screen a Marathi film during prime-time slot and dared those opposing it to take a similar stand in other states.

Sri Lanka minorities feel hard done by electoral reform

A proposed move to reform Sri Lanka's electoral system has not found favour with the country's minority Tamil and Muslim political parties, who say the current proportional representation system is best suited for their interests.

Tamil film 'Kaakka Muttai' to release in May
Tamil film 'Kaakka Muttai' to release in May

 The trailer of Tamil film "Kaaka Muttai", which won the National Award for best children's movie, is all set to release next month.

Sri Lanka President wishes for ethnic unity on Lankan New Year

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today wished for unity between the country's Sinhala majority and its Tamil minority on the occasion of Sinhalese New Year, which is celebrated by both communities.

John Kerry greets Sri Lankans on occasion of New Year

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday greeted people of Sri Lanka ahead of the Tamil and Sinhala New Year, saying it represents a renewed opportunity for the country to join together in the "spirit of reconciliation".

Nothing in 'Uttama Villain' will hurt anybody's sentiment: Director
Nothing in 'Uttama Villain' will hurt anybody's sentiment: Director

Coming down heavily on Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) call for a ban on Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain", its director Ramesh Aravind said there's nothing about the film that will offend any community.

Sri Lanka hands back army occupied land in ex-war zone

Sri Lanka`s new President Maithripala Sirisena Monday launched a program to hand over military-occupied land in the country`s battle-scarred north back to its original Tamil owners, the government said.

'Kallappadam' a meta film with good intentions
'Kallappadam' a meta film with good intentions

Closely following in the footsteps of meta films such as "Jigarthanda" and "Kathai Thiraikkathai Vasanam Iyakkam", comes debutante J.

Decision on Lankan national anthem in Tamil comes under attack

A decision by President Maithripala Sirisena to allow the singing of the Sri Lankan national anthem in Tamil has sparked a row, with the move coming under attack from his own Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP).

PM Narendra Modi's 13th Amendment call gets mixed reactions in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for early and full implementation of the 13th Amendment and going beyond it to achieve reconciliation with the Tamil minority community during his recent Sri Lanka visit has got a mixed response from across the political spectrum here.

Amitabh to speak Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam for ad
Amitabh to speak Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam for ad

Film icon Amitabh Bachchan, who is known for his effortless chaste Hindi and eloquent English, will be seen speaking in three southern languages for an advertisement, featuring younger southern stars.

No clarity yet on 'Bangalore Days' remake

 The fate of the Tamil and Telugu remake of Malayalam blockbuster "Bangalore Days" is still unclear despite the association of popular names like Nithya Menen, Sri Divya, Rana Daggubati, Arya, Sharwanand, Simhaa and Varun Tej.

PM Modi to visit Jaffna, address Parliament during Lanka visit
PM Modi to visit Jaffna, address Parliament during Lanka visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit former LTTE-stronghold Jaffna in Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated north and address the Parliament here during his three-day visit to the country next week.

Had to shed inhibitions to become actor: G.V. Prakash

Composer-turned-actor G.V. Prakash Kumar, who made his acting debut in Tamil horror-thriller "Darling", said he had shed some inhibitions before donning the actor's hat.

Don't desire to be next Rajinikanth: Sivakarthikeyan
Don't desire to be next Rajinikanth: Sivakarthikeyan

Tamil actor Sivakarthikeyan, who has four back-to-back hits in his kitty, says it's unfair for him to be compared with superstar Rajinikanth. He also says he has no desire to get into his shoes or be called his successor.

I'm hale and hearty: Manorama on death rumours

 Rubbishing death rumours, veteran Tamil actress Manorama, who was unwell a few months ago, said she's absolutely alright now and has also agreed to act in three new films.

Sri Lanka says it will return private land in civil war area

Sri Lanka's new government plans to return private land seized by the military in the civil war-ravaged north and release several hundred detainees, a minister said, in an apparent move toward reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils.

Sri Lanka says military 'sabotaging' post-war reconciliation

Sri Lanka's new government on Thursday accused the military of trying to sow unrest to sabotage its efforts to bring about ethnic reconciliation in the war-ravaged north of the country.