Cinematographer-turned-director Jeevan is gearing up for the release of Tamil rural drama `Mosakutty` and says that irrespective of the genre, films need to have commercial elements to draw audiences to cinemas.
MDMK chief M Vaiko, an ally of NDA in Tamil Nadu, thanked BJP Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay for urging President Pranab Mukherjee to request the Centre to take immediate steps for declaring Tamil for use as a language of the Madras High Court for passing orders and judgements.
Known mostly for playing the girl-next-door on screen, actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who for the first time flaunted a bikini in recently released Tamil actioner `Anjaan`, has attracted a lot of attention.
Salony Luthra`s recent performance in Tamil thriller "Sarabham" has earned the first-time actress appreciation from all quarters. But she says she doesn`t want to do similar roles as she is keen to prove her versatility.
About 50 activists of Tanthai Periyar Dravida Kazhakam were arrested today when they tried to stage a black flag demonstration against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for his alleged "support" to Sri Lanka and its president Mahinda Rajapaksa on the issue of Tamil Eelam.
PMK, an ally of NDA, on Saturday welcomed a BJP Minister`s reply in Tamil to a question in Parliament, but claimed its leader Anbumani Ramadoss was the first Union Minister in recent years to have used the regional language.
Actor R. Madhavan, who will be seen as a boxing coach in his upcoming Tamil-Hindi bilingual, started shooting for the film here Friday. The film is titled `Irrudhi Suttru` in Tamil and `Saala Khadoos` in Hindi.
Former Supreme Court Judge and Press Council of India Chairman, Markandey Katju on Thursday said there was a misunderstanding that Sankrit tried to dominate other regional languages such as Tamil and claimed it was a predominantly `atheistic` one that promoted free thinking.
A large banner, portraying Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa as seeking forgiveness of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for the derogatory article against her in a defence website, appeared at a main junction in Mettupalayam.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa skipped the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of possible security threats from the Tamil diaspora groups based in the UK, a top minister said on Thursday.
Seshadri Chari, the National Convener of BJP`s Foreign Policy Cell, denied a report quoting him as saying that India has told Sri Lanka that the Tamils issue should be resolved for making progress on bilateral trade and commerce.
Tamil action-drama `Vella Illa Pattathari` (VIP), which is Dhanush`s 25th film, has raked in a whopping Rs.19.08 crore in its opening week in Tamil Nadu, becoming the year`s first blockbuster in the language.