After MS Dhoni's smashing double hundred in the recently concluded Chennai Test ,guess who's crossed the double figure for the first time ever in Tamil Cinema.Yes Kamal Haasan's "Vishwaroopam" has grossed over 200 crore at the box office worldwide.This is by no means a small feat as only a Bollywood film featuring Salman Khan or Shahrukh Khan has managed to reach this figure in recent years with their movies "Ek Tha Tiger","Dabaang 2" .
After Kamal struggled to release the movie last month his "Vishwaroopam" finally released in Tamil Nadu on February 7th after the movie was released worldwide on January 25th except in TN . Kamal has achieved the impossible here considering the fact people still thronged to the theatres after a 2 week delay in the movie's release in TN.To gross 200 crore in a month of the movie's release and to have surpassed the likes of Shahrukh and Salman is extraordinary.
Recently at a event in New Jersey actress Pooja Kumar had revealed the record breaking collection of "Vishwaroopam" and to further validate her claims a trader said Bollywood movies crossing 200 crore is not a big deal any more, as it has got a worldwide market. "Every film of a Bollywood A-list star in the recent years has joined 200-Cr Club. Dabangg, Ra.One, etc., have crossed the mark and almost every good film has done 100 crore in the B-Town. But when it comes to Tamil films, achieving 100 crores itself is a tough task and this movie of Kamal Hassan has done 200 crore, which is the biggest moment of Kollywood. In fact, this feat of a regional film is bigger than the records of Bollywood superstar," he added."
8:15 PM K.S Ravikumar, Kochadaiyaan, Rajinikanth, Rajinikanth's next, Soundarya Rajnikanth 2 comments
Superstar Rajnikanth's next phenomenon is "Kochadaiyaan" a period film, shot with motion capture in 3D , Which is directed by Soundarya with cinematography handled by Rajiv Menon and background score and soundtrack composed by A.R Rahman.
The Latest buzz on this movie is that Rajnikanth has seen some of the rushes and is very happy with the movie. Here is what Soundarya had tweeted about the movie
"One of THE most important days of my life. Kochadaiyan locked :) Appa & ks Ravikumar uncle watched the entire movie and are thrilled ! :) :) :)"
Another Update from the movie is that dubbing and re-recording works for the movie is set to begin from 15th of March simultaneously in London, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
Here is the official Press Release from Kochadaiyaan Team :
Shoot commenced in March 2012 in Pinewood Studios, London and was completed in 25 days. Pinewood Studios is famous for Hollywood films like the James Bond series, Harry Potter series, Ironman etc. The next and final schedule commenced in Trivandum shortly after and the entire film shoot was completed by mid 2012.
Kochadaiyaan’s chief technicians include:
Art director: Velu
Stunt Director: Michael
Costumes: Neeta Lulla
Choreography: Saroj Khan, Chinni Prakash and Raju Sundaram
Lyrics: Kavignar Vaali, Kaviperarasu Vairamuthu
Sound Design: Resul Pookutty
Production Controller: R Udayakumar
Creative Consultant: R Madhesh
Music: AR Rahman
Story, Screenplay, Dialogues: KS Ravikumar
Direction: Soundarya R Ashwin
Being in the center of Controversy isn't a new thing for the sexy siren "Lakshmi Rai". She had her fair share of controversies right from the start of her career , the recent one being her tussle with "Trisha" post the success of "Mangatha".
Lakshmi Rai has been caught up once again in the thick of things, Firstly She was rumoured to have developed a relationship with Vinay during the shoots of "Onbathala Guru" , before this rumor even subsided, there was another one stating that Vinay had requested the director of the movie personally that he and lakshmi be placed in the same hotel. A leading monthly magazine took this rumour to new heights by featuring a exclusive interview where Laskhmi Rai questions what's wrong in staying in the same room with an actor.
Lakshmi Rai has totally rubbished this article in her twitter account saying " I'm not gonna bare even a bit of rubbish ! Enough is Enough ! Just cant let it go easily this reporter has taken controversial news without my knowledge !! Not done !
Lakshmi Rai did take this matter to the courts and the same magazine have been asked to never again write any article on Lakshmi Rai.
"Anuskha Shetty" who started out her career as Yoga Instructor, as come a long way in being one of the leading actress in South Indian Industry. Born as Sweety Shetty , this bombshell first made her mark in aptly titled telugu film "Super". Even though Anushka has a series of biggies in her hands with Selvaraghvan's "Irandam Ullagam" and Hari's "Singam 2". Her movies have been running to a series to big flops with Thandavam and Alex Pandiyan.
The latest update on this sweety is that she has decided to leave the film industry in 2014 and get married and start over a new life.
2:38 PM A.R.Murugadoss, Ayngaran International, Illayathalapthy, Thupakki 2, Thuppakki 2, Vijay No comments
We at SS Music first broke to you that A.R. Muragadoss and Illayathalapathy were joining hands once again for "Ayngaran International". The Latest buzz about the movie is that, it will not be a sequal to Thuppaki but it will be a fresh and unique script . Its is only after being impressed by this one liner of the script has Vijay said yes to Murugadoss.
Murugadoss has also guaranteed that this movie will elevate both their careers to all new heights.Well he did deliver big on his last promise which fetched a whooping 180 Crores as profit,will be able to repeat the feat again ?
Vishnuvardhan has been singing Thala Ajith's praise wherever he goes, such as been the performance and commitment Ajith has given in this movie especially the stunt sequences, Be it riding a Ducati Bike with a bleeding finger or a daredevil boat sequence, He has done it all , But what was Ajith's role in the movie ?
There were rumors that Ajith would play as a professional Hacker but Vishnuvardhan has rubbished it off as a rumor and says Ajith is actually a "Cyber Crime Officer" who helps the government in solving a mysterious email circulation. Arya's is set to be playing the villain role with Nayanthara and Taapsee Pannu adding the glamour quotient to the movie .This A.M Ratnam Production will be Ajith's 53rd venture.
Nazriya Nazim the Mollywood import has been making rapid strides in our tamil industry. The Plus 2 girl who very recently finished her shooting schedules for her debut billungual movie "Neram" was immediately signed by number of leading producers in Kollywood. Nazriya is currently acting alongside the National Award Winner in "Dhanush" for Sargunam's "Naayandi".
The mallu beauty who shares a very close resemblance to Samantha actually replaced Samantha in "Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah" which has Jai in the lead , the movie's produced by Aascar V Ravichandran.
Here is the first look poster from the movie..
After a wait of two years Ameer is back with 'Aadhibhagavan' after his cult classic 'Paruthiveeran'.The title of this movie was changed from 'Aadhibhagavan' to "Ameer'in Aadhibhagvan" due to protests from a certain religious outfit.Read this review at your own risk ,since there could be potential spoilers and please do note that it is the only part which keeps the movie afloat.Okay now let's head into the plot of the movie,After Ameer's stint with the rural side he has moved over to an entire new arena with this supposedly gangster flick.'Jayam' Ravi plays Aadhi a gangster in Bangkok who wants to setup his own kingdom and does not want to work with his boss Sam played by Babu Antony,what follows is how and why Neetu Chandra enters Ravi's kingdom and changes his world around literally.
Now the movie has been shot at various places such as Hyderabad,Pattaya,Mumbai and Goa and the storyline shifts focus to each of these locations as and when required.The movie starts of at Hyderabad,We are shown that Rao brothers have been accused of a multi crore illegal granite scam which the CM and few other ministers of AP goverment are a part of.Enter Ravi as the CBI officer and 10 odd cars with policemen and other CBI officials wanting to raid Rao brother's house.They end up seizing crores of money and various other stuff and at the end of the scene it is revealed through the Rao brothers that Ravi and Co. have pulled off a heist scene posing as CBI officers.Game 1 to Ameer.
What follows is a series of cliched dramas like Ravi's mother abandoning him since he has taken to the dark side,his sister getting into a relationship with a bad person(in this case a drug dealer) and Ravi's promotion as a gangster.There are several scenes in the movie which ends up being unintentionally hilarious.There is a scene where Ravi is sitting in a pub, a waiter goes up to him to ask for his order.Ravi tells her that he will place his order later and the waiter makes a note of that in her book and leaves the place.There are several scenes where Ravi is required to speak English and his English ends up being hilarious.He really needs to work on that part.Yuvan's songs in the first half are a damp squib and songs have been forced into the narrative,he needs to work on his consistency.Both 'Samar' and 'Aadhi-Bhagavan' weren't impressive at all.All the songs except the 'Bhagavan Rap' song seems forced and it would do a world of good if they were chopped off.We were hugely impressed with what Neetu Chandra brought to the movie.She has a full fledged role including a action sequence in which she was incredible,off late Tamil Cinema has been providing the female lead with heavy roles through the likes of Samantha in 'Neethane En Ponvasantham' , Trisha in 'Samar' and now Neetu Chandra in this one.She makes use of this opportunity to the fullest and delivers on par with Ravi's double role in the movie.Yes Ravi plays a double role in this movie and it is a surprise that he has performed the role of 'Bhagavan' exceedingly well when compared to the role of 'Aadhi'.Cinematography by R.B Gurudev and K.Devaraj is top notch and the various locales in the movie have been presented to perfection.Yuvan's background score is adequate,the movie ends with a possibility of a sequel.
Only if Ameer had worked on the first half and not resorted to stereotypes the movie would have justified the title Ameer'in AadhiBhagavan , but it ends up being just AadhiBhagavan without his stamp.
The Pakistani Import "Veena Malik" who started out in Big Boss 4 has then gone on to capture the Punjabi, Telugu , Kannada and Hindi markets with her sizzling beauty. This Model cum actress celebrated her birthday yesterday where she vowed to break the Guinness Record for Maximum Kisses in a minute.
She has actually completed the feat by receiving 137 Kisses in a minute beating the previous record set by Salman Khan of 108 Kisses.The Dabangg star previous record was set when he was kissed by 108 children as a part of a show, Guiness World Records - Ab India Todega.
This is what Veena had to say upon breaking the Guinness Record
" I made it ...Flattened Dabang Khan's GUINNESS Record of 108.. received 137 Kisses in a minute ..and u got it all wrong it was on my HAND !!
The Rumors of AR Rahman turning into film direction has become partly true and partly not , AR Rahman who first Launched "Rasayana Rojakkal" as a concept album along with his Sister A.R Reihana who is also the mother of G.V Prakash, are seriously thinking about turning this album into a movie story line with direction being handled by Reihana and music scored by AR Rahman himself.
Reports also have it that it was actually A.R Rahman himself who filmed the original teaser for this concept Album.
Here is the Teaser for the concept album "Rasayana Rojakkal"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5EDgXQOfow