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August 31, 2011
Review: Mankatha works only because of Ajith
Directed by Venkat Prabhu Mankatha has a meandering screenplay. Only Ajith is its saving grace. Review: Tejabhai and Family is silly
Prithviraj's gift to his fans this festive season is disappointing.
August 30, 2011
Jogayya fails to impress at box office
Shivarajkumar's 100 film is a disappointment even though the makers claim otherwise.
August 29, 2011
Kannada hero Ramesh Arvind gets back to direction
Get your low down on whats happening in Kannada cinema. Review: Stay away from Money Money More Money
J D Chekravarthy's remake of his own Bollywood film Darwaza Bandh Rakho is just not worth a watch. It's festive time for Malayalam films
Malayalam film industry is gearing up to celebrate Onam and Eid in style.
August 26, 2011
Review: Yuvan Yuvathi is disappointing
The movie supposedly a feel-good romance, is quite oridnary. Review: Daggaraga Dooranga is worth a watch
A romantic thriller with a terrorism backdrop which unfolds an unusual love story Mohan Babu to play Ravana in new Ramayana
The multi-star and multi-lingual mythological project will be directed by K Raghavendra Rao. Srihari back in Kannada films
The actor who has often experimented with his roles will be seen playing an IPS officer in his next.
August 25, 2011
'I have an important role in Daggaraga Dooranga'
The actress talks about her new film with Sumanth.
August 24, 2011
Watch Prithviraj's gangster act this week
In his new Malayalam film Tejabhai & Family. Now, Suriya supports Anna Hazare
The actor said that Anna Hazare's credibility cannot be questioned.
August 23, 2011
First Look: Vikram as Karikaalan
Directed by Kannan, Vikram will be seen playing a king in this period drama. Sumanth: I need a big commercial hit
Sumanth hopes for a hit with his upcoming film Daggaraga Dooranga which releases this friday.
August 22, 2011
First look: Venkatesh, the Bodyguard
The Telugu version of the Malayalam film Bodyguard will be directed by Gopichand Malineni and will be called Ganga, the Bodyguard. 'I didn't expect this kind of a superb response'
Director Aashiq Abu talks about life after the success Salt N' Pepper.
August 19, 2011
Review: Mugguru does not impress
Mugguru is just a time-pass film with the same formula and nothing new to offer. Kannada industry celebrates Shivanna's 100th film
Kannada industry wishes Shivarajkumar for 100th film, Jogayya which releases today. Review: Jogayya fails to live up to expectation
The film lacks the punch that its predecessor had.
August 18, 2011
'Mugguru is not inspired from Golmaal'
Actor Rahul talks about his new Telugu film.
August 17, 2011
Meet Dhanush, the National Award winner
The actor talks about life after his momentous win.
August 16, 2011
Celebrating Shivanna, 100 not out!
Kannada actor Rajkumar's family has a triple reason to celebrate Mammootty's Venice ile Vyapari begins shooting
Get your lowdown of what's happening in Malayalam cinema!
August 12, 2011
Review: Rowthiram is a mindless masala
Rowthiram, starring Jiiva is just another mindless action masala, with slick production values. Assets of Rs 30 cr found with Mohanlal, Mammootty
The searches have now concluded and preliminary post search inquiries have been initiated. Karthi conquers Andhra
The actor is on a roll after giving three consecutive hit films in Telugu Sadagoppan Ramesh: From cricketer to actor
From playing cricket to acting in movies Sadagoppan Ramesh talka about his experience. Review: Watch Kandireega for Ram
Ram makes Kandireega entertaining with his lively performance.
August 11, 2011
Review: Dhada lacks punch
The film is a one-time-watch. Review: Mankatha music is average
Mankatha's music hits the right note at times, and retreats to safe romantic templates at others. Meet the new faces in Kannada films
Finally Kannada actresses will be seen in Kannada films after a long time. Actor Ram is back with Kandireega
Actor Ram is back after a haitus with debutante director Santosh Srinivas's Kandireega.
August 10, 2011
Blessy's Pranayam gets ready for release
The director joined his cast for the music release of the film on August 9 in Kochi. It's action time for Naga Chaitanya
After the success of 100 % Love, the actor will be seen in an action film for the first time.
August 09, 2011
After Ghajini, it is 7aam Arivu
After Ghajini Suriya and director A R Murugadoss come together for 7aam Arivu (The Seventh Sense) 'Acting as a transgender was challenging'
Sarath Kumar talks about playing a transgender and his other work.
August 08, 2011
Mammootty, Mohanlal to settle income tax dues
The actors have admitted to having assets beyond their known sources of income. Harshika Poonacha's double act
The actress will be playing the lead role, and will also assist the director in her upcoming film Crazy Loka. Jayaram joins hands with Kamal after 12 years
The untitled film will have Jayaram and Samvritha Sunil in the lead. Review: Veettilekkula Vazhi is impressive
The movie gives some hope that Malayalam cinema is on the path of revival.
August 05, 2011
Review: Potta Potti has a Lagaan flavour
The film has a healthy dose of humour. Upendra: Voice of the common man
Get your lowdown on whats happening in the Kannada film industry right here!
August 04, 2011
PIX: Southern actress and their towel act!
These gals sizzle in their filmi towels. First look: Nara Rohit's Solo
The movie is supposed to be a commercial entertainer filled with action and romance. Asif Ali: Rising star of Malayalam cinema
The actor talks about the success of Violin and Salt N' Pepper.
August 03, 2011
Have you heard Rajnikanth's iconic songs?
We take a look. An experiment called Innuendo
Theatre person Arvind Kamath's film has been made with a budget of just Rs 6 lakh.
August 02, 2011
Copy cat alert: We've seen Yohan poster before
Check out the inspiration behind Vijay's upcoming movie poster. Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap script in Oscar Archives
Get your lowdown on whats happening in the Telugu film industry right here!
August 01, 2011
Yesteryear actress Sheela to play Mohanlal's mom
The two actors will come together for director Sathyan Anthikkad's next. Review: Orma Mathram is too negative
The film shows how a nuclear family might face situations in times of grave crisis. But there is too much negativity. PIX: Southern heroines go backless
These women bring sexy right back!
July 29, 2011
Kanagal's classic Shuba Mangala to be remade
Get your lowdown on what's happening in Kannada cinema right here! Aishwarya Rajnikanth to direct hubby Dhanush
Aishwarya Rajnikanth's debut as a director will have her husband Dhanush in the lead. Review: Veppam could have been enjoyable
The movie aims to be realistic, but is pulled down by lack of logic and a meandering screenplay.
July 28, 2011
'Veppam will change my destiny'
Tamil actor Karthik Kumar talks about his new film.
July 27, 2011
Mohan Agashe upbeat about his Malayalam debut
The actor talks about his debut Malayalam movie The King And The Commissioner
July 26, 2011
Income Tax officials search Mohanlal's residence
Since the actor was busy with the shooting of Malayalam film Pranayam at Rameswaram, the IT authorities asked him to come to Kochi to record his statement today. First Look: Asif Ali's Asuravithu
The movie is based on award winner M T Vasudevan Nair's novel. 'Veppam is a realistic take on city life'
Director Anjana Ali Khan talks about her debut film Veppam.
July 25, 2011
Why the IT department raided Mammootty, Mohanlal
The Intelligence bureau has been tracking the movements of the actors following some recent deals they had stuck in Dubai. Singham team apologises to Kannadigas
The film has irked the community for a controversial dialogue in the film. K V Anand starts Maatraan with Suriya
Get your lowdown on what's happening in Tamil cinema, right here! Review: Bangkok Summer leaves one cold
The movie tries to weave a story around the underbelly of Bangkok but ends up falling flat on its face.
July 22, 2011
Review: Yograj But! is full of existential angst
Dayal Padmanabhan has claimed that this is the best film he has done, but viewers might think that is not saying much. Komal is unlucky in love!
Get your lowdown on what's happening in Kannada cinema.
July 21, 2011
Yograj But! mixes astrology and psychology
Director Dayal Padmanabhan next is a film based on the life of his good friend Vimal When Southern hotties flaunted their navels
Check out these sizzling southern actresses.
July 20, 2011
Malayalam film Traffic to be remade in Hindi
Get your lowdown on Malayalam news right here!
July 19, 2011
Puri Jagannadh, Ravi Teja team up for Idiot 2
Get your lowdown on what's happening in Telugu cinema. First Look: Veerappan's Attahaasa
Director AMR Ramesh is back with a story based on Veerappan's life.
July 18, 2011
Review: Manushya Mrugam is juvenile
Manushya Mrugam, is dominated by Babu Raj but is an average film with plenty of lecherous characters. 'We never expected Seniors to be a rage'
Actor Jayaram speaks about the success of Seniors and his upcoming film, Ulakam Chuttum Vaaliban. Review: Key is certainly different
Jagapathi Babu plays an impactful cameo in this film which has a bunch of newcomers mostly. Collector sticks to the tried and tested formula
The movie is a typical one man taking on the corrupt system role with nothing original to speak of. Review: Chappa Kurishu has it moments
Samir Thahir's directorial debut with Vineeth Sreenivasan and Fahadh Faasil in the lead leaves us with a feeling that it could have been better. Review: Watch <i>Deiva Thirumagal</i> for Vikram
It's a liberal, Tamil re-working of I am Sam.
July 15, 2011
Review: Krishnan Marriage Story fizzles out
Ajai Rao fails to show the energy and vivaciousness required of his character Review: Kanchana is torture to watch
You can happily give Kanchana a miss and save yourself some hours of torture. Mani is too loud in The Film Star
On the whole, The Film Star may have noble intentions but ends up being loud and coarse. 'I don't want to be stuck with Mynaa image'
Actress Amala Paul talks about her new film Deiva Thirumagal. 'Key is different but not boring'
Actor Jagapathi Babu talks about his special appearance in Key.
July 14, 2011
It's Krishnan v/s Vinayaka this week
The films open in theatres tomorrow. 'I like to portray human values in my films'
Filmmaker Vijay talks about his film Deiva Thirumagal that releases today. After Mynaa, it's Kumki
After the success of Mynaa, director Prabhu Solomon's next is titled Kumki.
July 13, 2011
Tamannaah's flying high in Telugu films
The actress talks about her success and her upcoming films. Welcoming Rajnikant, the Iconic Hero
As Rajnikanth returns in India from Singapore, we take a look at some of his memorable works so far.
July 12, 2011
Dileep gets serious with Orma Maathram
The actor who is known for his comic roles will be seen in a different avatar. Love Guru makes a comeback
Get your lowdown on whats happening in Kannada cinema right here!
July 11, 2011
Review: Good sprinkling of Salt N' Pepper
Dealing with a middle-aged romance and starring Lal and Shwetha Menon, Salt N' Pepper leaves the viewer satiated. Mammootty and Suresh Gopi team up
The two actors come together for the film, titled The King & The Commissioner.
July 08, 2011
Celina's skin show ups the ante for Shrimati
The Kannada movie drags in the first half but picks up pace after the interval. Review: Venghai is tedious
An overdose of death and destruction mars Tamil film Venghai. Get ready for Film Star
The Malayalam film releases today.
July 07, 2011
First Look: Joshiy's Sevens
After the suceess of Christian Brothers, director Joshiy is back with a thriller. Two Kannada films will fight it out this weekend
Shrimati vs Police Story 3 are all set to release this week.
July 06, 2011
Vinayaka Geleyara Balaga set for release
Get your lowdown on what's happening in Kannada cinema. Tamannaah: I am like clay that can be moulded
The actress talks about her upcoming film Venghai.
July 05, 2011
Anupam Kher: Pranayam is one of my important films
The actor talks about his experience of working in a Malayalam film. Pix: Tamil filmmaker Selvaraghavan ties the knot
The director got married to his assistant Geetanjali on July 2.
July 04, 2011
Review: 3 Kings fails
The actors are in fine form but they do not have anything solid to work with. Review: Brammi Gadi Katha is good for a few laughs
It's a film within a film with some funny scenes. Review: Sibi Malayil disappoints with Violin
Director Sibi Malayil's has given far better film than Violin. Vedam wins big at Filmfare Awards (South) 2011
Here's looking at the winners list at a glance.
July 01, 2011
Review: Virodhi is a hard-hitting film
Virodhi is a contemporary, meaningful tale that needs encouragement from viewers. Review: Jolly Boy is not a jolly film
The dialogue is often cringe-making. Review: 9 to 12 is disappointing
The suspense drama could have been better. Review: Bombay March 12 is hard-hitting
Bombay March 12 is a promising debut for scriptwriter Babu Janardhanan as a director. 'I never thought I was making Mynaa differently'
Director Prabhu Solomon is ready to shoot his film on the relationship between an elephant and its mahout.
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