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December 31, 2012
The Best Telugu Actors of 2012
Sudeep tops the list with a brilliant Telugu debut in Eega.
December 28, 2012
Review: Ko Ante Koti is fairly engaging
The film is technically slick too.
Review: Nandisha is a mediocre film
The film doesn't live up to the original film's standards.
'It was challenging to get Ko Ante Koti together'
Anish Yohan Kuruvilla talks about his third directorial venture.
December 27, 2012
The Top Five Kannada Films Of 2012
We take a look at the year's finest films from Kannada cinema!
December 26, 2012
Review: I Love Me is just passable
This experimental film with youngsters is isn't as good as director B Unnikrishnan's previous films.
Review: Karmayodha is not worth watching
The movie is too loud and unrealistic and has precious little to say of any worth
December 24, 2012
Review: Bavuttiyude Namathil is watchable
Mammootty along with Kavya Madhavan give a fine performance in the film.
Review: Da Thadiya is emotional yet entertaining
The film has some funny and entertaining sequences which surely make the audience laugh.
December 21, 2012
Review: Ravi Teja's different image in Sarocharu
Although the film attempts to present Ravi Teja differently, but it fails to appeal.
'I am happy that Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum is a hit'
Get your lowdown on whats happening in Telugu cinema.
Review: Yaare Koogadali is powerful
Srikanth Srinivasa feels the Kannada film is worth a watch.
December 20, 2012
The Indian filmmaker with THREE Oscar 2012 nominations
Rupesh Paul, whose musical has been long-listed for the 2012 Academy Awards, talks about his film.
Four Malayalam films to release this Christmas
Four major films fight it out at the box office this Christmas season.
Puneeth Rajkumar: I am not a serious actor
The actor talks about his next release Yaare Koogadali.
December 19, 2012
First Look: Aravind Swamy in Kadal
The actor will be seen playing an important role in Mani Ratnam's Kadal.
The Top Five Telugu Films Of 2012
We take a look at the year's finest films from Telugu cinema!
December 18, 2012
Malayalam film Akashathinte Niram in the Oscar list
Dr Biju talks about the chances of his film at the Oscars.
December 17, 2012
Review: A R Rahman delivers with Kadal soundtrack
Pavithra Srinivasan feels the music of Tamil film Kadal offers a truly beautiful listening experience.
'Chayilyam is people's cinema'
Director Manoj Kana discusses the difficulties he faced to finance his film.
Review: Kumki is brilliant
It is an interesting film shot at a wonderful location. A must-watch.
December 14, 2012
Review: Needhane En Ponvasantham is disappointing
Pavithra Srinivasan feels that Tamil film Needhane En Ponvasantham isn't as good as director Gautham Menon's previous films.
Actress Mamta Mohandas to get a divorce
Get your lowdown on what's going on in the world of Malayalam film industry.
Review: Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu works
Radhika Rajamani feels Telugu film Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu is a believable love story.
Review: Matinee is an interesting film
Paresh C Palicha feels Malayalam film Matinee tackles a dark subject with much conviction.
'Neethane Enn Ponvasantham means a lot to me'
Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu talks about her new film.
December 13, 2012
Gautham Menon: I love making love stories
The filmmaker talks about his trilingual project Neethane Enn Ponvasantham.
December 11, 2012
Jiiva: Hope I get more female fans after my new film
The actor talks about his new film Neethane Enn Ponvasantham.
'Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu is everybody's love story'
The Eega actor talks about his new film.
December 10, 2012
Review: Madirasi is stale
The comedy in Madirasi falls flat.
Review: Viswaroopam Music is pleasant
Viswaroopam's songs manage to convey a plethora of emotions, beautifully sometimes, a little faltering in other places. On the whole,
Review: Chapters is interesting
Chapters is promising.
December 07, 2012
Review: Prem Adda is quite gory
Srikanth Srinivasa feels that Kannada film Prem Adda is quite engaging and intense.
Review: Devaraya is uninteresting
Devaraya is lacklustre and ordinary.
Four Malayalam releases this Friday!
Shaji Kailas's Madirasi, Sunil Ibrahim's Chapters, Anil's Hide N' Seek and Bala's Hit List open in theatres today.
December 06, 2012
Meet Mani Ratnam's hero, Gautham Karthik
Gautham Karthik is the son of Karthik, who also acted in Ratnam's Mouna Raagam.
Check out Ravi Teja's Sarocharu
Sarocharu is scheduled to release on December 21.
December 04, 2012
Actor Prabhas completes a decade in films
Here's what happening in the Telugu film industry.
December 03, 2012
Review: Chettayees is terrible
Chettayees is too loud, with a lot of overacting.
Review: Face 2 Face is best avoided
Face 2 Face has weak plot and over-dependence on star power.
Review: This Poppins is bland
Director V K Prakash promised a vibrant film but ends up delivering a very bland one.
First Look: Mohanlal, Fahadh, Asif in Red Wine
The film's shooting has begun in Kozhikode.
Review: Naduvula Konjam... is worth a watch
The real hero of the film is its director Balaji Tharaneetharan.
November 30, 2012
Chiranjeevi Sarja to play a pizza delivery boy?
Here's what happening in the world of Kannada film industry.
Review: Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum is outstanding
Radhika Rajamani feels Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum has a fine story and well-defined characteristation.
Three Malayalam films fight it out at the BO
Mammootty's Face 2 Face and two other films open this weekend.
Review: Go watch Neer Paravai!
Neer Paravai is a beautiful record of the lives of a community, their hopes and dreams, and the harsh reality of their lives.
November 29, 2012
First look: Naga Chaitanya, Samantha in Autonagar Surya
Acclaimed Telugu filmmaker Deva Katta is ready with his third project.
Vishnu: From cricketer to a film star
The actor talks about his new film Neer Paravai.
November 28, 2012
Dileep: Manju is not doing Kahaani remake
The actor talks about his wife's much talked about comeback, among other things.
November 27, 2012
A big fat Indian wedding in Tamil cinema
Arun Vaidyanathan is all set to produce Kalyana Samayal Sadham: The Big Fat Indian Wedding.
November 26, 2012
Review: Nothing great about 101 Weddings
101 Weddings it is just a typical Shafi entertainer, which takes a while to reach the climax.
Review: Edegaarike is brilliant
The film has gripping narration, excellent screenplay and an outstanding background music.
Review: Idiots is idiotic
The film is a brainless comedy and not the kind audiences may like.
Review: Ardhanari is average fare
The film holds itself together because of the actors but remains average on other counts.
Review: Nothing new in Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu
The plot is borrowed from at least a dozen films made on the same theme.
Review: Nothing Routine about this Love Story
The film will connect with the urban audience, especially the youth.
November 23, 2012
Review: Damarukam is a one-time watch
Damarukam is one-of-its-kind socio-fantasy in today's times and can be watched once for its stunning visuals.
Malayalam actress Mythili sizzles in Matinee
Get your lowdown on what's happening in the Malayalam film industry.
November 22, 2012
Nagarjuna's Damarukam finally set to release
The film which release on November 23 was postponed twice due to finanical reasons.
'Drama will appeal to youngsters'
Actor Yash shares his experience of working in Drama.
November 21, 2012
Now, an underworld film by a woman director
Sumana D Kittur talks about her film Edegarike, based on the underworld.
'I almost drowned while shooting for Routine Love Story'
Regina Cassandra talks about her new film, Routine Love Story.
November 20, 2012
'Routine Love Story is my first solo film'
Actor Sundeep Kishan talks about his first solo Telugu film, Routine Love Story.
Want to act in a Kannada film? Girls, here's your chance!
An all-women crew is getting together to bring out a Kannada movie called Ring Road Shuba, and offering a chance to young girls to star in it.
November 19, 2012
Radhika Pandit: I play a flirt in Drama
Radhika Pandit shares her excitement about playing the lead for the first time in a Yogaraj Bhat's film Drama.
Review: Theevram loses its steam in the end
The film's interesting plot keeps its viewers gripped but leads to lukewarm ending.
November 16, 2012
Review: Guru is entertaining
The film has some real funny moments that keep the audience engaged and entertained.
First Look: Prabhas's Mirchi
Directed by newcomer Koratala Siva, Anushka Shetty and Richa Gangopadhyay play the female leads.
'I dont want to get into a comfort zone'
Dulquer Salmaan talks about his new film Theevram and his career so far.
November 15, 2012
Jaggesh: Guru is based on a Korean film
Jaggesh's maiden directorial venture Guru with his son Gururaj in the lead, is hitting the screens this Friday.
Dulquer Salman is back
The actor plays an aspiring music director in his next, Theevram.
November 14, 2012
Review: Ammavin Kaipesi is melodramatic
Even though its heart is in the right place, too much melodrama brings Tamil film Ammavin Kaipesi down.
Darshan: Never dreamt of playing Rayanna
Darshan talks about the making of the epic film, Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna
Review: Varalakhsmy shines in Poda Podi
despite Varu's great performance,the film ends in a disappointing fashion.
November 12, 2012
Review: 916 is very preachy
916 ends up just being preachy at the cost of telling a good story.
Diwali dhamakka for Tamil cinema
Three films are set to release in Tamil this Diwali.
Review: My Boss is a loud copy of a Hollywood film
Starring Dileep and Mamta Mohandas in the lead the film is just another loud gender war.
Review: Bus Stop is for urban youth
The youth will surely connect with the film.
November 09, 2012
Review: Super Shastri is unbearable
The film manages to raise barely a few laughs.
Theater strike called off in Kerala
Two films My Boss and 916 are all set to release this week.
November 08, 2012
India's first stereoscopic 3D film to be inTelugu
Get your lowdown on what's happening in Telugu cinema.
November 07, 2012
Triple treat for Kannada movie goers this Diwali
Three Kannada films of different genres are releasing this Friday, November 9.
Single screen theaters go on strike in Kerala
The exhibitors federation are demanding an increase in the service charge from Rs 2 to Rs 7.
November 06, 2012
First Look: Fahadh Faasil in Amen
The film also stars Swathi and is produced by Whitesands Media.
November 05, 2012
'Good stories are being told in the South'
Siddharth Roy Kapoor on UTV's expansion in the Southern film industry.
November 02, 2012
Review: Dakota Picture is entertaining
The film is a funny family entertainer and worth is worth a watch.
'Telugu industry is very professional'
Milind Gunaji talks about his experience of working in a Telugu film.
Ang Lee: Kamal Haasan is an amazing actor
Kamal Hassan interviewed Ang Lee who was in Chennai to promote his film Life Of Pi.
November 01, 2012
Review: Lucky fails in execution
Lucky is a very average film even though the theme of respecting women may be good.
Review: Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna is a must-watch
Kannada film Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna lives up to expectations.
Watch: Rahman perform from his new film Kadal
The song, titled Nenjukulley, will be played by Rahman himself for worldwide audiences for the first time
PIX: Namitha shows off 'Indian beauty' in Japan
One of her picture has been taken by Tokyo Television for the show Yari-sugi ko-ji Urban Legends Special.
October 31, 2012
First Look: Routine Love Story
The film stars Sundeep Kishan and Regina Cassandra in the lead.
October 30, 2012
Interesting week ahead for Kannada cinema
The costliest-ever Kannada film, Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna is releasing this week.
October 29, 2012
Review: Kaashh is just an average fare
The film is just an average kidnap drama with ample dose of comedy.
Review: Prabhuvinte Makkal is a let down
The film has some interesting insights into religious thought but peters out along the way.
Review: Aarohanam has a positive message
Aarohanam tells the tale of a woman's struggle with bi-polar disorder.
October 26, 2012
Review: Golmaal can put you to sleep
The film is a sheer waste of time.
Taapsee and her heroes
The actress talks about working with the various actors.
October 25, 2012
First Look: Yograj Bhat's Drama
It is comic and thrilling film with some elements of suspense thrown in.
October 23, 2012
Dhenikaina Ready is a perfect Dassera entertainer
Vishnu Manchu talks about his upcoming film which releases on Dassera.
Nagarjuna flaunts his six-pack abs
Get your lowdown on what's happening in Telugu cinema.
'My book is a perfect airport book!'
Popular Kannada actor Ramesh Aravind talks about turning an author.
October 22, 2012
Nothing new in Jawan of Vellimala
Jawan of Vellimala has echoes of the Mullaperiyar dam controversy; here, unfortunately, the conspiracy theory feels a bit too stretched, says Paresh C Palicha.
October 19, 2012
Review: Mr 420 is mildly entertaining
The film is not very different from other recent releases in Kannada cinema.
October 18, 2012
Review: CGR is a one time watch
The Telugu film doesn't have much of a story.
Prithviraj takes on Mammootty this weekend
Kannan's Jawan of Vellimala and Ayalum Njanum Thammil will release this week.
Two Kannada films will fight it out this weekend
Ganesh's Mr 420 and Prajwal Devaraj's Gokula Krishna to release this week.
October 17, 2012
'I play the antagonist in Damarukam'
Ganesh Venkatraman talks about his upcoming film Damarukam.
Prithviraj gears up for his next Malayalam release
Get your lowdown on what's happening in Malayalam cinema.
October 16, 2012
Review: Thuppakki's music has nothing new to offer
Thuppakki's music is a rehash of Jeyaraj's earlier tunes.
'It was challenging to play a tomboy'
Tamannaah Bhatia talks about her upcoming film Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu
October 15, 2012
'It was an honour to direct Nandita Das'
Film maker Seenu Ramasamy talks about his experience of working with Nandita Das
October 12, 2012
Review: Kaalaaya Tasmai Namaha is engaging
The film has a slow narrative but is a good attempt and keeps the audiences engaged.
Review: Maattrraan is not up to the mark
Despite a great cast, it doesn't capitalise on its strengths.
Get ready to see Yogish as a contract killer
The actor's next Kaalaaya Tasmai Namaha is all set to release today.
'Maattrraan is the biggest film of my career'
Cinematographer turned film-maker, K V Anand talks about shooting a film on conjoined twins.
October 10, 2012
First Look: Asif Ali in I Love Me
The film also stars Unni Mukundan, Anoop Menon and Isha Talwar.
October 09, 2012
First Look: Venkatesh in Shadow
The actor sports a new look and plays the role of a don in the film.
'I was not in my comfort zone doing Maattrraan'
Suriya who plays conjoined twins in his next, Maattrraan talks about shooting for the film.
October 08, 2012
Review: Ondu Kshanadalli is slow and tedious
The film has some lacklustre performances and poor scripting.
Indian Idol winner Sreeram Chandra turns hero
The singer makes his debut in makes his debut with Prema Geema Jantha Nai.
Kannada actor Shuba Punja is on a signing spree
Get your lowdown of what's happening in Kannada cinema.
Review: Banking Hours 10 to 4 is a waste of time
The film fails to connect with the audience.
October 05, 2012
Review: Snehitaru is a light-hearted entertainer
Srikanth Srinivasa thinks Kannada film Snehitaru is a light-hearted entertainer.
First Look: Thankar Bachan's Ammavin Kaipesi
The film is based on a novel by Bachan of the same name.
First Look: Jayasurya in David & Goliath
The legendary fight between David and Goliath in the Bible forms the backdrop of the story.
October 04, 2012
Kannada film Ondu Kshanadalli to release finally!
The much-delayed film is set to release on October 5.
'Banking hours 10am- 4pm is a suspense drama'
The film is about a thrilling incident happening inside a bank, during the course of a day.
October 03, 2012
15-year-old Thulasi to act opposite Jiiva
Ravi K Chandran has finally found a heroine for his directorial debut Yaan.
Allu Sirish to debut with Gauravam
The film is directed by Radhamohan and stars Yami Gautam opposite Allu Sirish.
September 28, 2012
Review: Kalpana is an enjoyable horror film
Watch it if you like horror films, writes Srikanth Srinivasa.
Review: Thandavam is a damp squib
Pavithra Srinivasan feels that Thandavam is a let down.
Review: Rebel is for the masses
Rebel has the regular masala which will be enjoyed by the mass audience.
'Kerala is an important market for Telugu films'
Vishnu Manchu is all set to conquer Kerala market with his film Dhenikaina Ready.
Jagapathy Babu to do a cameo in Kannada Film?
Get your lowdown on what's happening in Kannada cinema.
Puthiya Theerangal has nothing new to offer
The film leaves us with mixed feelings.
September 27, 2012
Deeksha Seth: Prabhas is a brilliant co-star
The actress talks about her career so far and her upcoming film Rebel.
September 26, 2012
'Avunu was like writing an exam'
Harshvardhan Rane talks about Avunu, a supernatural horror film.
Revathy: I want to direct a Malayalam film
Revathy talks about Molly Aunty Rocks and her future plans
September 24, 2012
Review: Avunu is well-written and crafted
The performances of lead actors also work in the film's favour.
Review: Husbands In Goa is hackneyed
The film attempt at comedy which elicits a few laughs.
Review: Trivandrum Lodge is shamelessly frank
The film does not get an unqualified thumbs up, but it has got a lot going for it.
Review: Cyber Yugadol Nava… is preachy
The film could have been more light- hearted rather than being preachy.
Legendary Malayalam actor Thilakan passes away
The legendary actor passed away in the wee hours following cardiac arrest. He was 77.
September 21, 2012
Review: Chaarulatha is Priya Mani's show all the way
Chaarulatha is a brilliant film that could have been more emotionally appealing.
'I made Trivandrum Lodge without a bound script'
Malayalam director VK Prakash talks about his new film.
Review: Vennela 1.5 is sheer torture
It's best to stay away from this unpleasant experience.
Kamal Haasan's Viswaroopam first film to use Auro 3D
Viswaroopam is produced by Haasan's company Raj Kamal International in association with PVP Cinema.
September 20, 2012
Ravi Babu: Avunu is supernatural film
The actor-director talks about his upcoming film Avunu.
'I will never say that I am the best actress'
Priya Mani who plays conjoined twins in Chaarulatha talks about the film.
September 18, 2012
Review: Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam is shoddy
The film tries to be a political satire with some old world charm but suffers from shoddy treatment.
Ranjith Sankar: Molly Aunty is rocking
Writer-director Ranjith Sankar talks about the film
September 17, 2012
'I always wanted to work with Ilayaraja'
Gautham Vasudev Menon talks about the magic of working with Ilayaraja.
Review: Molly Aunty really Rocks
Molly Aunty Rocks makes for great viewing for Revathy and Prithviraj.
September 14, 2012
First Look: Snehitaru
Directed by Ramnarayan, the film is about four friends.
Review: Life Is Beautiful is a slice of life film
The film appeals to our emotions and experience of a certain way of life.
Watch Rani Mukerji's fab moves in Dreamum Wakeuppam
Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting. Review: Chattakari lacks emotional quotient
The remake of 1970's hit film, fails to connect with the audience.
September 13, 2012
'I my proud of having Amala Akkineni in my film'
Sekhar Kammula talks about his upcming film Life Is Beautiful.
A busy weekend for Malayalam films
Four Malayalam films along with one Hindi and Telugu films are set to release.
September 12, 2012
Ravi Varman: There is no sadness in Barfi!
The cinematographer talks about his experience of shooting Barfi!
September 11, 2012
'Working in Life is Beautiful is unreal'
Nagarjuna's wife Amala Akkineni makes a filmi comeback after 20 years.
First Look: Kunchacko Boban, Biju Menon in Romans
The duo are coming together again in director Boban Samuel's Romans.
September 10, 2012
Review: Rasaleela is repulsive
The remake of the 1975 Kamal Hasan starrer is amateur.
Reveiw: Ozhimuri is outstanding
This outstanding film will surely be talked about in the coming days.
First Look: Aashiq Abu's Da Thadiya
The film is a romantic tale with politics as the backdrop.
September 07, 2012
Review: Rambo is just average
The film although funny in places, defies logic and is just average.
Review: Paagan is a feel-good film
Comedy is the flavour of the season right now, and Vendhar Movies' Paagan seems to have taken advantage of it.
NTR Jr in Sreenu Vytla's Badshah
Sreenu Vytla's next project Badshah to star NTR Jr, Kajal Agarwal and Navdeep.
September 06, 2012
Review: Needhane En Pon Vasantham music is pleasant
The album may not be scintillating, but it's a pleasant listen.
Review: Shirdi Sai is Nagarjuna's show
The film is not just a devotional to be seen by an older audience. Anyone can see it for the relevance of the simple teachings of the Sai baba.
Comedian Sharan's 100th film
Kannada film Rambo is releasing this Friday across Karnataka.
Vidya Balan to star opposite Mammootty?
Get your lowdown on what's happening in the Malyalam film industry.
September 04, 2012
'I feel blessed to do a movie like Shirdi Sai'
The super star talks about his new film.
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