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October 29, 2010
Coming soon: Prithviraj's Arjunan Saakshi
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Malayalam cinema, right here! Baava is pedestrian
There's nothing new about this Telugu film. Four Friends is unreal
The basic thread of the Malayalam film is taken from the Hollywood film The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. But the comparison ends there. Who will hit the Kannada box office jackpot?
Four films -- Gaana Bajana, Yaksha, Veera Parampare and Gundargovi -- will fight it out at the Kannada box office this weekend.
October 28, 2010
Siddharth: I don't do remakes
The Telugu actor gets candid about films and his latest offering Baava. 'Kamal Haasan is the highlight of Four Friends'
Saji Surendran on directing his third Malayalam film.
October 27, 2010
'Hisss didn't work with the critics'
Well known cinematographer Madhu Ambat on the snake film and what went wrong. First Look: Dileep in Marykkundoru Kunjaadu
Director Shafi, who has made several hit films in the past, is teaming up with Dileep once again in the Malayalam film, Marykkundoru Kunjaadu (Mary has a little lamb).
October 25, 2010
Cocktail is an inspired copy
Cocktail, inspired by Pierce Brosnan starrer Butterfly on a Wheel, stars Jayasurya, Anoop Menon and Samvrutha Sunil and is a decently made thriller by debutant director Arun Kumar.
October 22, 2010
Rakta Charitra is not for the faint-hearted
This Telugu version of Ram Gopal Varma's trilingual is full of blood and gore. Mylari music creates history in Karnataka
The Kannada film's music album has been selling like hotcakes across Karnataka. There's no stopping Jayaram
With prestigious projects in his kitty, the Malayalam actor has every reason to be happy.
October 21, 2010
Vidhubala: Acting is a closed chapter for me now
The Malayalam star is making her comeback -- on TV.
October 20, 2010
Twenty 20 to have a sequel?
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Malayalam cinema, right here! Uthamaputhiran's music lacks originality
The biggest drawback of Uthamaputhiran is that there's very little originality in the songs.
October 19, 2010
Padmapriya: I don't do movies for the awards
Popular actress Padmapriya, who was singled out for special mention by the National Film awards jury recently for performances in various roles, is not one to wallow in self-pity after having missed out on the top honour but has remained focused on movies which, she says, drives her. The man behind Puneet's awesome kick
Danny, who became famous with Duniya and Jogi talks about the stunts in Jackie and more. First Look: Nagarjuna's Ragada
The actor is doing two Telugu films this year, one of which is Ragada directed by Veeru Potla of Bindaas fame.
October 18, 2010
Madhavan signs two Azhagiri films
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Tamil cinema, right here! 'Anwar has made more money than Endhiran'
Writer-director Amal Neerad on his successful Malayalam film. Anwar impresses
Good performances and a tight script make this a mut watch movie.
October 15, 2010
Nothing new about Kiccha Huccha
Watch this one if you must for the lead pair and only if you haven't seen the original Chithiram Pesudadi. Jackie is an out and out Puneet film
Jackie caters both to the class and the mass. It has a fair share of both sentiments and action and even comes with a message on human trafficking. Ravi Teja is on a roll
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Telugu cinema, right here! First Look: London Dreams in Malayalam
Two successful directors of Malayalam cinema -- Diphan and Shaji Kailas -- are going to direct London Dreams together.
October 14, 2010
Brindavanam is predictable
Director Vamsi Paidipally's Telugu film starring NTR Jr, Kajal Agarwal and Samantha is very predictable. Life after Nadodigal and Shikaar
Ananya, on bagging a handful of roles in Malayalam after starring in the two critically acclaimed Malayalam films. Tamil star Vijay shoots in Kerala
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Malayalam cinema, right here!
October 13, 2010
From YMc's Jessie to Indu
Samantha Ruth Prabhu's Telugu debut was a big hit. Now the actress is back with her latest movie, Brindavanam. Kannada cinema to witness clash of the titans
Jackie starring Puneet Rajkumar and Bhavana, and Kichcha Huchcha with Sudeep and Ramya in the lead will hit theatres in just a day's gap this festive season.
October 12, 2010
Are you a perfect Huduga Hudugi?
Director Indrajit Lankesh has stumbled on a prefect way to promote his Kannada film, Huduga Hudugi. Shaji N Karun to shoot MF Husain's film
The cinematographer-turned-director has quite two projects lined up.
October 11, 2010
Chekavar disappoints
Chekavar, written and directed by newcomer Sajeevan is an effort to project Indrajith as a typical action hero. Watch it only if you hero worship Indrajith. Oridathoru Postman: Too complicated
Oridathuoru Postmam, directed by Shaji Azeez with Kunchako Boban in the lead and Innocent in the title role, is yet another film on the father-son relationship. Wish it had kept things simple.
October 08, 2010
Kavya gets busy
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Malayalam cinema, right here! Prakash Raj to remake Abhiyum Naanum in Hindi
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Kannada cinema, right here!
October 07, 2010
Mahesh Khaleja: Mahesh Babu's show all the way
Trivikram scripts a different character for Mahesh Babu, infusing a godly image which the actor does a good job of in the Telugu film. Pancharangi, 25 days and counting!
Director Yograj Bhat talks about his Kannada home production and its successful run at the box office. Coming soon: Mohanlal in Kandahar
The actor is essaying the popular character of Major Mahadevan in Major Ravi's next Malayalam film based on a plane hijacking.
October 06, 2010
Looking at Simply Kailawesome
Check out this 45-minute film on Kannada's witty playwright T P Kailasam.
October 05, 2010
Exclusive: Mahesh Babu on Mahesh Khaleja
The Telugu star is back after a gap of almost three years. Best Tamil film Pasanga heads to China
The film has been selected for the '19th China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival' to be held at Jiangyin City in China from October 11 to 16.
October 04, 2010
When Mani Ratnam met RGV!
Check out who made it to the Rakta Charitram audio launch in Chennai. Exclusive First Look: Mohanlal's Casanova
Shooting for the Malayalam movie which also stars Shankar, Jagathy Sreekumar, Shriya Saran, Lakshmi Rai and Roma, has already started in Dubai.
October 01, 2010
Shankar, Rajnikanth make Endhiran work
Shankar strikes the balance between science fiction and masala quotient in the Rajnikanth-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer.
September 30, 2010
Now, you can listen to Mahesh Khaleja's music
Get your low down on what's happening in the Telugu film industry, right here! Remembering Shankar Nag
It's been 20 years since the Kannada actor's death.
September 29, 2010
Coming up: A complex Traffic
A look at director Rajesh Pillai's latest Malayalam film. Looking at Shankar's leading ladies
Here's a look at the bevy of beauties who set the screen on fire with their looks and acting prowess.
September 28, 2010
First look: Nagarjuna's Gaganam
The Telugu actor is ready with his bi-lingual. Looking at Shankar's king-size heroes
For a man whose movies were always king-size, Shankar certainly had no qualms about choosing the best as his leading men.
September 27, 2010
Shankar's landmark films before Endhiran/Robot
Here is a look at some of Shankar's celluloid successes before Endhiran. Looking at Gautham Menon's Nadunisai Naigal
On the sets of Gautham Vasudev Menon's next Tamil film.
September 24, 2010
Kammula is looking for new faces
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Telugu cinema, right here! Meet Tamil TV's hottest host!
Sun TV's Deala No Deala has become the hottest game show in Tamil television today.
September 23, 2010
Ramzan proves lucky for Malayalam films
Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Malayalam cinema, right here! Mahesh Babu is back with Mahesh Khaleja
Here's a first look at the Telugu star's long awaited film.
September 22, 2010
From Subramaniapuram to Pasanga
Sasikumar on producing the National Award winning Tamil film. Directing India's best children's film
Director P N Ramachandra talks about the National Award winning film Putaani Party.
September 20, 2010
'I never expected a National Award for Pasanga'
Pandiraj talks about winning the National Award for his Tamil film. Bad screenplay kills Vande Mataram
The Tamil film has a good plot, but loses out on a logical screenplay.
September 17, 2010
Take your kids for Appu Pappu
The Kannada film speaks of the importance of family values and ties on one hand, and animal welfare and protection on the other. Remembering Vishnuvardhan!
To celebrate the late actor's first birth anniversary, his family and friends are hosting a three-day film festival starting today. Directing India's best film
Shaji N Karun on helming the Malayalam film Kutti Srank which won a National Film Award for Best Film.
September 16, 2010
When Mohanlal, Mammootty shared the same stage
Get your low down on what's happening in the Malayalam film industry, right here! Srikanth's bindass comeback in Drohi
The actor gets candid about his Tamil film.
September 15, 2010
10 years later, Abbas returns to Kannada cinema
The actor talks about his latest movie Appu Pappu. First Look: Dileep's Karyasthan
A look at Thomson's Malayalam directorial debut.
September 14, 2010
Now, you can know more about Kannada cinema
The film speaks of what happens when small dreams go unfulfilled. Second time lucky with Naan Mahaan Alla
Karthi and Kajal Agarwal's film is doing well in the theatres all over Tamil Nadu.
September 13, 2010
From Andhra's rice fields to top movie mogul
From agriculture to filmmaking: The journey of Dadasaheb Phalke award winner D Ramanaidu. Elsamma Enna Aankutty leaves a mark
Though the Malayalam film cannot be termed as Lal Jose's best work, yet it carries his stamp nonetheless. Va Quarter Cutting music is worth a listen
With G V Prakash Kumar setting the tunes, here's what the collection sounds like.
September 10, 2010
Pranchiyettan and the Saint is impressive
Director Ranjith gives his best in Pranchiyettan and the Saint. Shikkar: Not exactly a mass-entertainer
make Shikkar is a mass-entertainer plus an artistic merit film, but fails to impress. Drohi: Stuck in the shadow of Mani Ratnam
Drohi inspired by Mani Ratnam's films Boss (A) Baskaran is high on comedy
Arya and Santhanam are blast to watch in Boss (A) Baskaran. Jotegaara is a predictable love story
Jotegaara fails to impress. Komaram Puri is high on style, low on content
Komaram Puli is stylish, technically sound but has a run-of-the-mill story.
September 09, 2010
Tamil actor Murali's most memorable films
We pay tribute to the actor who passed away on Wednesday by looking at some of his most memorable works. Mani Ratnam's assistant debuts as director
Sudha K Prasad on her Tamil movie Drohi. A deadly combo of Pawan, Rahman & Suryah!
The trio will be seen in Friday's Telugu release, Komaram Puli.
September 08, 2010
Prem and Ramya are back!
The hit jodi of Prem and Ramya is returning to entertain you with their latest Kannada film, Jotegaara. Malayalam's Ramzan releases
After a low key Onam season, Malayalam film industry is gearing up to celebrate Ramzan in style.
September 07, 2010
Singeetham Srinivasa Rao's gems before Christ
With more than 50 years of glorious film-making, and many successful movies in his kitty, we celebrate Singeetham Srinivasa Rao by looking at some of his groundbreaking works before he undertakes a movie about Jesus Christ. Going gaga over Puneet!
Get your low down on what's happening in the Kannada film industry, right here!
September 06, 2010
The story of Jesus Christ gets Indian treatment
There is much curiosity about the Indian film on Jesus Christ to be directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao. Kari Chirate fails to impress
Kari Chirate is nothing out of the box. Rangayana Raghu keeps the crowd going, though. Sindhu Samaveli goes for the jugular
Sindhu Samaveli presents a real issue with chilling intensity. Worth a watch. Thakita Thakita is refreshing
Thakita Thakita is refreshing with its new faces, good music and good production values, but could've been better with better writing.
September 03, 2010
Bale Pandiya could have been better
The Tamil movie has its funny moments but fails to sustain its momentum. Pancharangi is a good family entertainer
The Kannada movie tackles issues like education, love, profession, marriage and family in a fun and non-preachy way. Gaayam 2 is quite neat
The Telugu sequel to Gaamyam is watchable.
September 02, 2010
Jagapathi Babu returns with Gaayam 2
The actor speaks about the sequel to the first Telugu hit which releases this Friday. Looking at Yograj Bhat's Pancharangi
The Kannada film deals with education, profession, love, marriage, family, says the director. Helming Bale Pandiya
Debut director Siddharth Chandrasekhar talks about Bale Pandiya, releasing this Friday.
September 01, 2010
Wrong place, right time!
Harshvardhan (Harsh) Rane, a popular face in the Hindi serial Left Right Left talks about how he landed his Telugu debut, Thakita Thakita. Yuvan not at his best in Boss (E) Baskaran
Here's what the Tamil album has to offer.
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