Southern Spice

April 30, 2010
Ullasa Uthsaha is good time-pass
The Kannada remake of the Tamil original is worth a watch. Leave your brains at home and enjoy Sura
The Vijay and Tamannah Tamil starrer is a masala entertainer. Simha is for Balayya's fans
The Telugu film is filled with high-voltage action. Meet Yeh Maya Chesave's Jessie
Samantha speaks about her experience of acting in Gautham Vasudev Menon's Telugu film which has made her a household name.
April 29, 2010
Sathyu's comeback film after 12 years!
The internationally acclaimed director is all set to present his latest Kannada film, Ijjodu. Pairing with Vijay in his 50th film!
Tamannaah talks about her latest Tamil film, Sura with the actor.
April 28, 2010
Catching Suriya, the Singam in action
On the sets of the Tamil movie. Meet Malayalam cinema's new superstar
Prithviraj talks about his films and his role in Mani Ratnam's Raavan.
April 27, 2010
Looking at Balayya's Simha
After acting in a period devotional film Pandurangadu, Nandamuri Balakrishna (Balayya)'s big-budget commercial Telugu film Simha, produced by Parachuri Kiriti (under United movies banner) and directed by Boyapati Srinu is releasing on April 30. Kannada stars Sudeep, Ambareesh team up
The actor and director will be working on a film titled Veeraparampare which celebrates Kannada culture.
April 26, 2010
The man behind T D Dasan
Mohan Raghavan's talks about directing his debut Malayalam film, the response to it and the difficulties that he faced making it. Venkatesh signs Chandramukhi 2
Shooting for the Telugu remake of the Tamil movie, Chandramukhi is likely to begin after May 10. Review: Bayam Ariyaan is amateurish
This Tamil movie could have been a watchable film if the director had come up with an engaging, logical screenplay, instead of just playing to the front-benchers.
April 23, 2010
Review: Darling is entertaining
This Telugu movie is a paisa vasool affair for the entire family. Review: Rettaichuzi disappoints
It looks like the director couldn't quite decide which genre to adopt: comedy, romance or angst, and the confusion shows. Even more important, some originality would have helped. As it is, the Tamil movie doesn't live up to the hype. Prithvi is a treat for Puneet fans
Jacob Verghese's film exposes the corrupt mining lobby in Karnataka. How fans remember Rajkumar!
April 24 is an important day for the Kannada film industry. The late 'Karnataka Kulatilaka' Rajkumar's 82nd birthday falls on the day. On the occasion of Rajkumar's birth anniversary, people who have known him up close and personal share with us their favourite moments... Shooting Angadi Theru from his shoulders!
Cinematographer Richard M Nathan talks about his unique experiences of shooting the Tamil film.
April 22, 2010
'Awards don't matter to me'
Puneet Rajkumar talks about his upcoming film, being a Rajkumar and his book. From Jai Ho to Hosanna
Playback singer Vijay Prakash talks about a meeting with A R Rahman that gave him the two most popular songs of his career.
April 21, 2010
The hunt is on for late Rajkumar's biggest fan
Suvarna, a Kannada entertainment channel, has decided to pay a special tribute to the legend by launching a new show. Rettaichuzhi is worth a listen
Karthik Raja scores with this Tamil album. The Haasan who is making waves on Tamil television
Anu Haasan on her Tamil talk show and her illustrious family.
April 20, 2010
Magadheera's princess returns with Darling
Kajal Agarwal may be from Mumbai, but she is making waves down south with her Telugu films like Magadheera and now Darling. First Look: Sarath Kumar's Oridathoru Postman
The Tamil actor who made his Malayalam debut with a bang in Pazhassi Raja is currently shooting for his second Malayalam movie.
April 19, 2010
A volleyball player who became a hit movie star
Mahesh talks about his Tamil debut film Angadi Theru. Looking at Shivrajkumar's 99th film
The Kannada actor is ready with Mylari directed by Chandru. Review: Pulliman is a waste of time
There is no cohesiveness in the plot or any novelty in the proceedings of this Malayalam movie.
April 16, 2010
Prasthanam is too long
Watch this Telugu film if you like long films with a political backdrop. T D Dasan Standard VI B is brilliant
Without doubt the Malayalam movie directed by newcomer Mohan Raghavan is miles ahead of the films that are served in the garb of entertainment week after week, and leaves us with a sense of elation. Sudha Murthy to make film debut
The latest entrant into Kannada films is author and Infosys mentor Narayana Murthy's wife, who will be a part of Prarthane.
April 15, 2010
Mohanlal is Alexander the Great
Mohanlal plays a character named Alexander Varma in director Murali Nagavalli's forthcoming release, Alexander the Great. From Gamyam to Prasthanam
Sharvanand is not afraid to walk a different path through filmdom. Paaapppi Appacha is no good
Watch this Malayalam movie only if you're a kid.
April 14, 2010
Dileep and Kavya are back!
The hit pair is coming together yet again.
April 13, 2010
Meet the fiery Kani of Angadi Theru
Anjali talks about going deglam for her two Tamil movies and why she doesn't want to make her audiences cry. Kudos to Prakash for Madharaspattinam
Credit must go to G V Prakash for producing a Tamil period album without a modern whiff. Some numbers and musical arrangements do give you a sense of deja vu, but on the whole, the experience is sufficiently satisfying in introducing a fairly new world.
April 12, 2010
Meet Tamil cinema's number one heroine
This summer will see Tamannaah's summer release Sura with Vijay in the lead. Exclusive: Ajith living his racing dream!
Ajith exclusively talks about his first test race at Formula 2 Championships. Kadaksham review: Mixed signals
The Malayalam movie tries to pack a lot of things in one story but is weighed down under its own burden. Review: Parole fails to impress
The Kannada film stars off promisingly enough, but slacks off at the end.
April 09, 2010
Review: Krishna Nee Latege Baro is funny
This Kannada film comes sans a long storyline and wishes to tickle your funny bone through its characters played by Ramesh Arvind, Mohan, Neethu and Nidhi. Stepping into Kamal Haasan's shoes
After the success of his debut Telugu film, Happy Days, Varun Sandesh's next is Maro Charitra, a remake of original that starred Kamal Haasan. 'Serials were good before the entry of Balaji'
Director Vaishali Kasarvalli gets candid about the quality of shows today and the completion of 500 episodes of her Kannada soap. Review: Janakan is promising
The Malayalam movie starring Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi works if we can ignore the blemishes.
April 08, 2010
Review: This is no Mouna Ragam
The Telugu film is nothing compared to Mani Ratnam's Tamil classic of the same name. Meet the cop in Police Police
Sriram talks about his role in his latest Telugu film. Girl power, Tamil style!
Versatile actress Rohini speaks about her role of a moderator of a Tamil TV show Azhagiya Tamizh Magal.
April 07, 2010
Triple treat for Kannada moviegoers
Krishna Nee Lateag Baro, Parole and Krishna Khiladi will fight it out at the box office. Exclusive! Meet Suriya, RGV's Mr Eyes
An exclusive interview with the Tamil actor who is ready with his first Hindi film, Rakta Charitra.
April 06, 2010
Lal scores a hattrick with In Ghost House Inn
Lal has mixed a lethal combination of horror and comedy in his Malayalam offering In Ghost House Inn.
April 05, 2010
Helming a masterpiece that is Angadi Theru
Vasantabalan on directing the realistic and disturbing Tamil movie. Review: Thipparalli Tharlegalu is a letdown
The Kannada film is a disappointment despite its noble theme. Review: Premism is entertaining
This Kannada movie is for those who like love stories.
April 01, 2010
Pix: Triple treat for Kannada moviegoers
Premism, Thipparalli Tarlegalu and Satya will fight it out at the box office this week.
March 31, 2010
'I never got any female attention'
Surya's brother Karthi on his upcoming Tamil film Paiyya.
March 30, 2010
Tamil actor Arya all set to wow in Telugu
Tamil actor Arya talks about his Telugu debut film Varudu.
March 29, 2010
Pix: Meet Kannada cinema's lady Bruce Lee!
Ayesha will be seen flexing her muscles in Thriller Manju's Jayahe.
March 26, 2010
Looking at Chiranjeevi's Gandedhe
Here's a closer look at what the Kannada film is about.
March 25, 2010
Bikinis and campus life to heat up Kannada screens
Two Kannada releases go head to head this Friday. They are 35/100... Just Pass and Nirdoshi.
March 23, 2010
Composing for Maro Charitra
Mickey J Meyer talks about composing for the Telugu film, and his future plans. Filling the silence with Words
Anup Bhandari on directing the short English film starring Russell Harvard.
March 22, 2010
'I am the longest lasting heroine'
The daughter of veteran actor M R Radha, sister of actors Radharavi and the late Vasu and wife of star Sharad Kumar, Radhika is a much-acclaimed and awarded actress. Her latest avatar sees her as the successful producer of television serials, so much so that she has often been compared to Ekta Kapoor.
March 18, 2010
Brothers Indrajith, Prithviraj head for a showdown
Their Malayalam movies Thanthonni and Nayakan are releasing this Friday. Srinagara Kitty is out to entertain you!
Th actor is ready with her Kannada film, Swayamvara, which releases this Friday. Mundhinam Paarthene is for die-hard romantics
This particular Tamil album is a little too full of candy-floss and familiar tunes.
March 17, 2010
Looking at Prithviraj's Thanthonni
Check out the actor's latest Malayalam movie releasing this weekend.
March 15, 2010
Meet Kerala's Super Dancer!
Midhun Lal on winning the second season of the dance reality show. Yadhumagi could have been better
If only the director had kept to his original premise, this Tamil movie would have been something else. Give Sihigaali a miss!
This Kannada movie has nothing going for it. Stay away! Being Junior Yesudas!
Kannada singer Shashidhar Kote on his musical career.
March 12, 2010
Review: Maathi Yosi is mediocre
Sad really, as this Tamil film would have been a truly different story. Review: Shriharikathe is a fun film
The Kannada film promises a rollicking time. Kannada's Puneet, Suri unite for Jackie
Both the actor and director are mighty excited about the project.
March 11, 2010
Kannada actor Murali's double whammy
The actor's two films are releasing on the same day.
March 10, 2010
Exclusive: Tamil actor Ajith to race again
The star reveals his plans to return to the Formula 2 circuit in this exclusive interview to
March 9, 2010
Helming the same love story in two languages
Gautham Vasudev Menon on directing the Telugu film and its Tamil version.
March 5, 2010
Review: Aval Peyar Tamizharasi falls flat
Moserbaer's Tamil movie directed by Meera Kathiravan and starring Jai, is a valiant attempt at resurrecting folk-arts, but falls flat.
March 4, 2010
Rajkumar comes alive in Cheluveye Ninna Nodalu
Here are glimpses of the forthcoming Kannada movie which will see the late actor sharing screen space with Shivanna.
March 3, 2010
'I love to do intelligent films like Kerala Cafe'
Malayalam film actress Nithya Menon talks about her films, dreams and more.
February 26, 2010
Watch Sugreeva for Shivarajkumar
The film comes through sans the ill-timed songs. Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa is a must watch
Directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, the film is possibly one of 2010's most anticipated movies. Review: Ye Maya Chesave is a beautiful love story
A fairly good screenplay, brilliant music by A R Rahman and good camera work makes this Telugu love story a must watch. Rana: I am now part of perfect cinema
Telugu actor Rana Daggubati is basking in the success of Leader.
February 19, 2010
Review: Leader comes at the right time
Sekhar Kammula scripts a political drama which is preachy in parts but relevant to contemporary times particularly in Andhra Pradesh.
February 18, 2010
Rajnikanth's daughter gets engaged
The actor's younger daughter, Soundarya, who is directing her father in an animation movie Sultan, got engaged to Ashwin Kumar in Chennai on Wednesday.
February 15, 2010
Review: Rasikkum Seemane lacks substance
With pot-holes the size of craters, uninspired acting and dull music, this Tamil movie flat-lines after the first half-hour.
February 12, 2010
Theeradha Vilayattu Pillai is no Valentine fare
Theeradha Vilayattu Pillai is a half-baked chauvinistic film that doesn't inspire romance. Nothing appealing about Kedi
This Telugu film is old wine in a new bottle.
February 08, 2010
Yugapurushan is melodramatic
This Malayalam biopic of Sree Narayana Guru directed by R Sukumaran and starring Thalaivasal Vijay is over-the-top. Review: Bindaas is enjoyable
Writer-director Veeru Potla has given fans of Telugu cinema something to write home about. Yuvan is monotonous in Theeradha Vilayattu Pillai
For someone who tries to introduce something new in each of his albums, Yuvan barely tries here. It looks like he seriously needs to find his groove.
February 05, 2010
Just Math Mathalli is for die-hard romantics
JMM starring Ramya and Sudeep is a romantic film. Songs do the same amount of talking that the characters do. Review: Asal is for Ajith fans
Sivaji Productions's Tamil movie is a complete masala entertainer sans logic.
February 01, 2010
Jaggubhai is a dull copy of Wasabi
Radaan Media's Tamil film directed by K S Ravikumar is a silly copy of Wasabi. Review: Thamizh Padam is a rip-roaring spoof
Cloud Nine Movies' Thamizh Padam, conceived in the best tradition of spoofs, is rip-roaring entertainment.