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April 15, 2014
First look: Chandamama Kathalu-- An anthology of eight love stories
The central theme of Chandamama Kathalu is love and eight different stories portray different aspects of love.
April 14, 2014
Review: Nothing original about Polytechnic
There is nothing new in the film and it is the effort the actors put in that helps the film from sinking totally.
Review: Gangster is a cliched movie
Even those who feel like defending this film because it is made for the mass audience will be disappointed.
April 11, 2014
Review: Naan Sigappu Manithan is a riveting revenge drama
Naan Sigappu Manithan has an honest narrative, excellent performances and many twists and turns that keep you entertained
April 09, 2014
Dileep to play a Ring Master
After the debacle of Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal, Dileep hopes to recoup his fortunes with director Rafi's Ring Master
April 07, 2014
Review: Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum is interesting
Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum is not your average run-of-the-mill comedy, says .
April 04, 2014
Review: Maan Karate is a letdown by uninspiring direction
The film is all about how a weak, good for nothing is suddenly transformed into a boxing champion by the power of true love.
Aashiq Abu's Gangster with Mammootty releases today
Mammootty, who has had a mediocre run at the box office with his past few films hopes to bounce back with Gangster.
April 03, 2014
Disappointing first quarter for Malayalam cinema
14 could well be the year the Malayalam industry faces its acid test.
April 02, 2014
First Look: Dileep and Joshiy team up in Avatharam
Dileep will play a villager who comes to Kochi.
April 01, 2014
Review: Nedunchalai is tedious
A shorter crisper version of the film would perhaps have been more entertaining.
March 28, 2014
Review: Inam is a revelation
Set in the backdrop of the Sri Lankan Civil War, Santosh Sivan's Inam brings to light the plight of the thousands of hapless Lankan Tamils, who were caught in the crossfire between the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam) and the Sri Lankan government.
March 27, 2014
Station-- Another Hindi film from Bangalore
Station is a crime thriller about three psychotic assassins sent to carry out a job at a deserted railway station.
March 24, 2014
Mammootty teams up with Ranjith Sankar's for Varsham
The film is about a common man becoming a legend in his own right.
March 21, 2014
Review: Cuckoo is brilliant
Tamil film Cuckoo is a heartwarming love story between two visually challenged individuals that keeps you totally engrossed with its brilliant performances, sensational music and stunning visuals, definitely a must watch, writes .
March 20, 2014
Mammootty's Praise The Lord releases today
The film is based on well-known writer Paul Zachariah's novel of the same title.
March 19, 2014
First Look: Ram Gopal Varma's Rowdy
The film will have the father-son duo of Mohan Babu and Vishnu Manchu in the lead.
March 18, 2014
Mammootty's 'Salt n Pepper' avatar in Gangster
The film will release next month.
March 15, 2014
First Look: Fahadh, Nivin and Dulquer in Bangalore Days
Bangalore Days has some of the hottest young stars in Malayalam films.
March 14, 2014
Bangalore makes a Hindi movie
Swaroop Kanchi, the Bangalore-based film-maker tries his hand at Hindi film, Yeh Dil Ramta Jogi.
March 12, 2014
First Look: Aravind Krishna's Adavi Kachina Vennela
The Telugu film Adavi is slated to release shortly.
March 09, 2014
Mohanlal is Mr Fraud!
Mohanlal plays a fraudster in writer-director B Unnikrishnan's forthcoming film, Mr Fraud.
March 07, 2014
Kannada film Ulidavaru Kandanthe to be screened at Cannes Film Festival
The first Kannada film to be shot in live sound, Ulidavaru Kandanthe will be apart of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival this year
March 05, 2014
Malayalam cinema goes through rough times
The satellite rights are the hefty amount paid by TV channels to producers for the right to show the film for the next 99 years.
March 03, 2014
Review: Vallinam is a decent sports based drama film
The film highlights the craze for cricket and the complete lack of empathy for any other sport
February 28, 2014
Review: Thegidi is an exciting thriller
Thegidi directed by debutant P Ramesh is an exciting investigative thriller revolving around a massive insurance scam.
Prithviraj: I am going to be a father
The actor shared the good news with his fans through his offical Facebook page.
February 27, 2014
Shaji N Karun's Swapaanam releases today
Jayaram plays a Chenda artiste in the national award winning director Shaji N Karun's Swapaanam.
It's remake season in Telugu cinema
Hindi films like Oh My God and Aashiqui-2 are being remade in Telugu.
February 26, 2014
Tamil hit film Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanum to be remade in Kannada
The film will be titled titled Kwatle Sathisha.
February 25, 2014
Venkatesh to play Mohanlal's role in the Telugu remake of Drishyam
Directed by Sripriya, the film will also star Meena and Nadia in the film.
February 24, 2014
First Look: Nikhil and Swati pair up again for Karthikeya
The hit pair will come together for debutant director Chandoo Mondeti's Karthikeya.
Review: Bramman fails to impress
There are many dramatic twists in the film, yet itlacks the depth, intensity and sentiment that we have come to expect from Sasikumar.
February 21, 2014
Review: Aaha Kalyanam is a treat
Aaha Kalyanam is a refreshing romantic comedy, writes .
Coming up this weekend: Jayasurya in Happy Journey
The actor plays a blind cricketer in Happy Journey.
February 19, 2014
Gulf is a great market, suggests Ranjith Sankar
The Malayalam television industry is currently embroiled in controversies surrounding satellite rights of films.
February 18, 2014
Drishyam director to direct Kamaal Haasan
Director Jeethu Joseph will remake his own hit Malaylam film Drishyam in Tamil with the superstar.
February 14, 2014
Review: Ithu Kathirvelan Kadhal is a feel good entertainer
Ithu Kathirvelan Kadhal starring Udhayanidhi and Nayanthara is a simple love story with a good mix of romance, comedy and sentiment.
'Balu Mahendra was a film-maker par excellence'
Director Suresh Krissna talks about his encounters with the legendary director Balu Mahendra who passed away on February 13.
February 13, 2014
Now, YOU can interact with Rajinikanth
Just stand in front of his latest film Kochadaiiyaan's hoarding, send an SMS, and watch what happens next.
'Balu Mahendra's death will leave a void in the Tamil film industry'
'In Tamil Nadu where film stars are treated as gods, Balu Mahendra was an institution by himself,' Actress Radhika Sharatkumar pays rich tribute to the filmmaker, who passed away on Thursday, February 13.
Sadma director Balu Mahendra passes away
The 74-year-old filmmaker succumbed to a heart attack.
February 11, 2014
PIX: Gauahar Khan, Kushal Tandon in South Africa
The duo, gearing up for Khatron Ke Khildai, met and fell in love on Bigg Boss.
February 10, 2014
Review: Pulivaal is uninspiring
Pulivaal is an unimaginative tale of two strangers brought together by fate in a ridiculous cat and mouse game, which ends up ruining the life of an innocent.
February 07, 2014
Review: Pannaiyarum Padminiyum is refreshing
Director Arun Kumar's Tamil film Pannaiyarum Padminiyum is a realistic story about the lives of ordinary people and their simple desires, says .
February 04, 2014
Review: London Bridge is a sloppy love story
London Bridge is an usual romance between a poor guy who has come up the hard way and a rich princess who falls for him.
February 03, 2014
Review: Malayalam film 1983 is worth a watch
Debutante director Abrid Shine depicts the transformation of Indian society towards the importance of sports in the film.
February 02, 2014
First Look: Telugu actor Nandamuri Balakrishna's Legend
Nandamuri Balakrishna's next project is Legend with director Boyapati Seenu who directed his earlier hit Simha.
January 31, 2014
Review: Rummy is engaging
Vijay Sethupathi's Rummy -- directed by debutant Balakrishnan -- is an engaging village-based dark romantic thriller set in the 1980s.
Review: Inga Enna Solludhu is boring
VTV Ganesh's Inga Enna Solludhu is a total waste of time, write .
Kamal Haasan in Drishyam's Tamil version
Kamal Haasan to team up with Jeethu Joseph for Drishyam's Tamil version
January 28, 2014
Review: Goli Soda is brilliant
Lightly flavoured with the innocence of teenage romance and lots of action, Goli Soda is totally worth watching.
January 27, 2014
Review: Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 is a repeat of what we've seen before
Malayalam film Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 is not a patch on the previous two films, writes .
January 24, 2014
Review: Malini 22 Palayamkottai is is relevant
Sripriya's Malini 22 Palayamkottai is a dark women-centric revenge drama that highlights the burning issue of sexual assault and violence against women
Review: Salala Mobiles fails as a love story
Salala Mobiles is an average film, according to .
January 23, 2014
Dulquer to romance Nazriya in Salala Mobiles
The film is directed by debutant director Sharath A Haridasan.
January 22, 2014
Akkineni Nageswara Rao lived and breathed cinema
Akkineni Nageswara Rao was one of the people instrumental in bringing the Telugu industry to Hyderabad from Chennai in the 1990s. salutes the thespian, who passed into the ages on Wednesday, January 22.
January 20, 2014
Malayalam actors Fahadh Faasil and Nazriya Nazim to wed
The star couple will tie the knot in August this year
January 11, 2014
Jilla is a commercial entertainer
Vijay and Mohanlal starrer Jilla is your everyday Madurai-based action thriller set in the backdrop of the special bond shared by a father and his devoted foster son
January 10, 2014
Review: Veeram is a treat for Ajith fans
The film is a slow-paced family drama with all the elements of a commercial entertainer.
December 26, 2013
Review: Madha Yaanai Koottam shows senseless violence
Madha Yaanai Koottam reveals in great detail the rites and rituals followed after death and how pride, anger and vengeance can only lead to senseless violence and death.
December 25, 2013
Baand Baaja Baarat to be remade in Tamil
Nani and Vaani Kapoor will play the lead roles in the south remake
December 24, 2013
First Look: Madhav Ramadasan's Apothecary
Apothecary is a historical name for a medical practitioner, dating back to 2600 BC
December 23, 2013
Review: Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal falls flat
Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal may have been an attempt to look at the fickleness of relationships in today's times in a humourous way but it does not have the desired effect.
Review: Oru Indian Pranayakatha is disappointing
Fahaad Fasil tries too hard to prove a point with his acting.
Review: Thalaimuraigal is brilliant
Ace filmmaker Balu Mahendra makes a sensational acting debut in Thalaimuraigal.
Review: Endrendrum Punnagai is worth a watch
Endrendrum Punnaga certainly succeeds in entertaining the audience.
December 20, 2013
Review: Drishyam is Mohanlal's film
Mohanlal steals the show in Drishyam.
Lal Jose's Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal releases today
Director Lal Jose is teaming up with actor Dileep for the seventh time in Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal
Review: This Biriyani is well-made
Tamil film Biriyani is a fun-filled thriller.
December 17, 2013
First Look: Allu Arjun's Race Gurram
Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan will make his Telugu debut in the film.
First Look: S S Rajamouli's Baahubali
This Telugu-Tamil film (which is likely to be dubbed in Hindi and other languages) stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and Anushka Shetty.
December 13, 2013
Review: Ivan Veramathiri is an average entertainer
Ivan Veramathiri lacks the simplicity, depth and magic of Director M Saravanan's last film Engeyum Eppodhum.
Jayasurya to play a blind cricketer in his next film
Directed by Boban Samuel, the film will also star Lal who plays a cricket coach.
Review: Vedivazhipadu is a damp squib
The film makes an effort to add sparkle to the so-called 'new gen' formula, but ends up being a damp squib.
December 11, 2013
Malayalam film Vedi Vazhipadu gets A certificate
The film has the famous Attukal Pongala festival as the backdrop and the Censor Board initially refused to give a screening certificate.
December 09, 2013
Review: Thagararu is fast paced and interesting
The story of Thagararu moves along at a brisk pace with lots of comedy and well defined roles for all the characters.
Review: Mammootty's Silence is worth a watch
Mammootty plays a legal advisor and gives a decent performance in the film.
December 06, 2013
Review: Kalyana Samayal Saadham is funny and thought provoking
The film is not just about a big fat Indian wedding but also highlights the emotional and sensitive topic of stress-related erectile dysfunction.
Review: Malayalm film Weeping Boy will make the audience weep
We have seen a few Malayalam films tackle the subject of anti-abortion, but Weeping Boy handles it very poorly
Mammooty's Silence hits the screen today
Directed by V K Prakash, Mammootty plays a lawyer in this family thriller.
December 04, 2013
First Look: Nani plays a double role in his next- Janda Pai Kapiraju
The film will be directed by Samuthirakani and will see Amala Paul as the lead actress.
December 03, 2013
Review: Bicycle Thieves fails to impress
Director Jimson Joy tries to combine an old-style narrative with so-called 'new gen' cinema in Bicycle Thieves, but fails to get it right.
From Ekta Kapoor to Gautham Menon- Pallavi Subhash debuts in Tamil film
Pallavi will be make her debut opposite Silambarasan in Gautham Menon's untitled film.
Review: Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham disappoints
Tamil film Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham is a pathetic first attempt, according to .
December 02, 2013
Review: Janal Oram is an appealing film
Janal Oram is a pleasant and scenic journey into the lives of passengers who travel together daily on the route between Palani and Pannaikadu.
Review: Escape from Uganda is not up to the mark
Escape from Uganda is a film that tries to thrill but fails to do so.
Review: Punyalan Agarbatthis is enjoyable
Punyalan Agarbatthis is a well executed film with Jayasurya along with the rest of the cast giving a likable performance.
November 30, 2013
Vidiyum Munn is brilliant
The stark simplicity of the dialogues, the well-etched characters, the intriguing plot, the captivating music, the cinematography, but most of all the brilliant twist at the end makes Director Balaji K Kumar's Vidiyum Munn a must watch, says
November 29, 2013
Review: Cool Ganesha is a cool entertainer
It's a fun watch!
November 25, 2013
Review: Malayalam film Vishudhan is cliched
Director Vysakh tries hard to prove that he is a serious filmmaker with Vishudhan, but somehow he misses the larger plot in the process.
Review: Malayalam film Nadan fails to impress
Jayaram who plays the protagonist in Nandan is the only saving grace in the film.
November 22, 2013
Review: Irandam Ulagam is a mystical love story
Tamil film Irandam Ulagam is a visually stunning fantasy story set in an imaginary world that describes a love that transcends human understanding of time and spac
Review: Khatarnaak is violent
Kannada film Khatarnaak lives up to its name but is devoid of entertainment, and is violent and gory
November 19, 2013
First look: Rani Rudramma Devi, India's first 3D historical stereoscopic film
Rani Rudramma Devi, the Kakatiya queen, ruled in the 13 century. She is a well-known figure of Indian history, particularly in South India.
First Look: Asif Ali and Sunny Wayne with Andrea
Debutant director Ajith Pillai directs a Malayalam thriller Mosayile Kuthirameenukal.
November 16, 2013
Pakistani actress Humaima Malick to star in Emraan Hashmi's Shaatir
Pakistani model turn actress Humaima Malick, who shot to fame with her performance in BOL, has been signed opposite Emraan Hashmi in Kunal Deshmukh's forthcoming Shaatir.
November 15, 2013
Review: Geethanjali disappoints
Geethanjali is a lacklustre effort.
Review: Pizza 2-Villa is a gripping suspense thriller
Pizza 2-Villa is a well-written film, according to .
Review: Watch Thira for Shobana
The film fails to live up to Shobhana's standards.
November 14, 2013
Yogish starrer Ambara set to release this Friday
The film also stars Bhamaa as the female lead.
November 08, 2013
Review: Sweety is a total family entertainer
The film is a must watch for Ramya Krishna's expressions and Radhika's ravishing new look.
Review: Philips and the Monkey Pen is a charming film
The film doesn't overly sentimental or manipulative and keeps the audience in good humour.
November 07, 2013
Malayalam film Philips & the Monkey Pen releases today
The film is about a child who finds a magical pen called the Monkey Pen.
November 06, 2013
The Swetha Menon controversy: What really happened
The actress was allegedly molested by a Member of Parliament at one of the events in Kerala.
November 05, 2013
First Look: The return of Mannar Mathai Speaking
A sequel to 1995 hit Malaylam film Mannar Mathai Speaking is in the making.
Review: All in All Azhagu Raja is a waste of time
The film is ridiculously long romantic comedy that seriously tests your patience.
First look: Balika Vadhu actress Avika Gor makes her Telugu debut
Titled Uyyala Jampala, the film is set to release in December.
Review: Pandianadu is impressive
The Tamil film is well-written script, has some good dialogues, great music and excellent all-round performances.
November 01, 2013
Review: Aarambam is a delight for Ajith fans
Ajith's magnetic screen presence is enhanced by his popular salt and pepper look.
October 29, 2013
Saritha blames Mukesh of bigamy
The actress is contemplating legal action and charging Mukesh with bigamy.
October 24, 2013
First Look: Mohanlal in Jeethu Joseph's Drishyam
Mohanlal plays a villager in the film which is set to release on Christmas.
October 23, 2013
First Look: Sumanth's Emo Gurram Egara Vachu
Directed by Chandra Siddhartha, the film will mark the debut of Thai actress Pinky Savika
October 21, 2013
Review: Nadodi Mannan is stupid
Malayalam film Nadodimannan doesn't work, according to .
October 18, 2013
Review: Sakkare is a sweet movie
Kannada movie Sakkare is a sugar coated movie with a message that says life is not so complicated
October 16, 2013
First Look: Dileep in Lal Jose's Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal
The actor-director team of Dileep and Lal Jose has been instrumental in delivering several hit Malayalam films over the years.
October 14, 2013
Review: Idukki Gold is an average entertainer
The film does not touch the high standards achieved by director Aashiq Abu in the past.
Review: Naiyaandi is a disaster
Naiyaandi is a rural romantic comedy that lacks a good story and seems more like an amateur, half-hearted and a disappointing attempt.
Review: Pattam Pole is old wine in new bottle
Pattam Pole is unconventionally bold with the way it deals with the issue of live-in relationship.
October 11, 2013
Review: Vanakkam Chennai is a feel-good love story
Vanakkam Chennai is a sweet love story with some great music and good performances.
October 10, 2013
Srihari-The Real Star is gone
From being a stuntman, then a character artiste and finally the leading man, Srihari rose in the film industry by sheer dint of hard work.
October 09, 2013
Lord Shiva and Che Guevera on Idukki Gold poster
Director Aashiq Abu's Idukki Gold's movie poster has created a lot of controversy as it shows Lord Shiva and Che Guevera smoking.
October 08, 2013
First look: Venkatesh, Ram team up for Masala
The film is a remake of Rohit Shetty's hit Hindi film Bol Bachchan.
October 07, 2013
Review: Jayaraj hits a low with Camel Safari
Jayraj's Camel Safari fails to connect with the youth at whom it was aimed to.
October 04, 2013
Review: Kaanchi falls short of expectations
The hit pair of Indrajith and Murali Gopy combined with the writing talent of Jeyamohan could not save Kaanchi
October 03, 2013
Review: Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara is a laugh riot
Director Gokul has created some weird, quirky and offbeat characters in hilarious situations who keep the audience entertained
'Hollywood film Gravity is lifted from my script'
Tamil script writer Paranjothi S claims that the script of Hollywood film Gravity is lifted from one of his stories.
October 01, 2013
First Look: Fahadh Faasil-Amala Paul in Oru Indian Pranayakatha
Fahadh Faasil will be seen playing a local politician in the film which releases on December 18.
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