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‘Magamuni’ review: Arya’s thriller is a riveting watch

KollywoodDirector Santha Kumar plays a delicious mind game with the audience, adding twists to a screenplay that is dense with details.Sowmya RajendranMagamuni, directed by Santha Kumar, is one of the most complex thrillers to come out of Tamil cinema and a film that almost entirely justifies its lengthy runtime. Telling a compelling story of crime, political intrigue, caste violence and religion, the film also manages to flirt with philosophy without turning boring at any point. When we’re introduced to Maga (Arya), a cab driver, he seems like any other man trying hard to keep his family afloat through difficult times. He’s stuck in mind-numbing traffic, his petulant wife Viji (a striking Indhuja) is complaining on the phone, and he’s in desperate need of money. Someone breaks his rear-view mirror and you think he’s going to lose control and do what our heroes usually do – beat
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'Sixer' review: Vaibhav's comedy is more like a wide, way off the mark

KollywoodWith its meandering storyline and comedy reeking of homophobia and insensitivity, this comedy is best avoided.Anjana ShekarVaibhav’s Sixer is supposed to be a funny film. Remember cook Kandhasamy, Goundamani’s famous role from Chinna Thambi where he plays a man suffering from night blindness aka 'maalaikann'? How much funnier would it be if such a character played the film’s hero, the makers must have thought. Some ideas sure do sound fantastic on paper. The film’s very first scene is an elaborate show of just how much the hero, Aadhi (Vaibhav) readies himself before 6.00 pm every day. He jumps, skids and rolls down, rushing from the construction site where he’s a site engineer to reach his house safely. His friend waits with his bike revving so this Cinderella can reach home before dusk falls. Even while his daily life proves to be a struggle for survival,
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'Ngk' review: Suriya-Selvaraghavan's film is yet another unoriginal political thriller

KollywoodThe film looks like a high end version of Rj Balaji's 'Lkg'.Sowmya RajendranWe're just done with the Lok Sabha elections but Kollywood still has a lot to say on politics, politicians, corporate companies, voters, freebies and every other associated topic that we've seen on screen in recent years. The only novelty here is that it comes from Selvaraghavan, a director who is known to reinvent and give us stories that are pretty intense, whether the politics of his narratives appeals to you or not. Ngk, however, feels like the high end version of Rj Balaji's Lkg, which released a few months ago and had a successful run at the box-office. Kumaran (Suriya), like every other Tamil hero worth his salt, is a young man who gets into politics to change the system. What was his previous career, you ask? An M Tech guy turned organic farmer.
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Suriya's 'Ngk' release date announced

KollywoodEarlier this week it was announced that Suriya had begun dubbing for the film.Digital NativeIt was reported recently that Suriya had started dubbing for his first film with Selvaraghavan titled Ngk - Nandha Gopala Krishnan. A few days ago, producer Sr Prabhu announced that he will reveal the release date within a week. And today the makers have announced that the film is all set to hit the screens on May 31. Producer Sr Prabhu took to Twitter to share the news with the fans. #NGKfromMay31 worldwide — S.R.Prabhu (@prabhu_sr) March 25, 2019 Touted to be a political thriller in March last year the makers unveiled the title with the first look poster. Featured in the form of wall graffiti, Suriya resembled widely popular leader and revolutionist Che Guevara. It was revealed that the project won’t be a simple film and that it requires a lot of research. Despite
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Suriya starts dubbing for 'Ngk', release date to be announced soon

KollywoodTouted to be a socio-political drama the film stars Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi in important roles.Digital NativeAfter Thaana Serntha Kootam, Suriya will next be seen playing a leader in Selvaraghavan’s Ngk – Nandha Gopala Krishnan. Suriya has started dubbing for the film and the audio launch of the film is likely to be held next month. Producer Sr Prabhu tweeted saying that he will share the film's release plan in a week, "Started dubbing for #Ngk today :) Release plan to be shared in a week!." Started dubbing for #Ngk today :) Release plan to be shared in a week! pic.twitter.com/vr23bWvaN3 — S.R.Prabhu (@prabhu_sr) March 22, 2019 Touted to be a socio-political drama the film stars Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi as the leading ladies. The film, which was officially launched in February 2018 also stars Jagapathi Babu, Ilavarasu and Ramkumar Ganesan in supporting roles.
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Siva Karthikeyan’s ‘Kanaa’ to be dubbed in Chinese

KollywoodThe idea for the Chinese dubbing was mooted by veteran actor Sathyaraj who played an important role in Kanaa.Digital NativeDigital NativeActor Siva Karthikeyan’s production venture Kanaa hit the silver screens on December 21 last year to positive reviews. It is a sport drama which is about women’s cricket that was well received by the movie buffs. Following its success, the filmmakers have decided to dub it in Chinese and release it in China. The idea for the Chinese dubbing was mooted by veteran actor Sathyaraj who played an important role in Kanaa. Taking the star’s advice, the filmmakers made efforts to release Kanaa in China and it is working out positively. More details about the Chinese release are expected to be made soon. Siva Karthikeyan, one of the most successful actors in the Tamil film industry right now, turned producer for his good friend Arunraja Kamaraj. He
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Suriya's 'Ngk' will not release for Deepavali

KollywoodThe film was expected to clash with Vijay's 'Sarkar', but it has now been pushed.Digital NativeAfter Thaana Serntha Kootam, Suriya will next be seen playing a leader in Selvaraghavan’s Ngk with its abbreviation rumoured to be 'Nanda Gopalan Kumaran'. For the last couple of months, the film was confirmed as a Deepavali release and was set to lock horns with Vijay’s Sarkar at the box-office. But now, the makers have made it official that the film will not be hitting the screens for Deepavali as per the original plan. In a press statement, the makers said: "We are working hard to achieve the best and deliver the same to you at the earliest. This may take a little longer than expected...than projected, so we will be bring it to you post Diwali. We will soon release the updated release plan. We seriously thank each
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Watch: 'Kanaa' song has Aishwarya Rajesh practising cricket and we're bowled over

KollywoodIn the song's video, the actor is seen flexing muscles and practising her throws for the movie, which follows the life of a woman cricketer. Tnm Staff‘Oonjala Oonjala Urah' song from Aishwarya Rajesh’s upcoming film Kanaa was released on Monday. The song shows the actor preparing for her role as a cricketer in the film. And the amount of physical work that has gone into playing the part is quite evident from this video. The visuals of a determined Aishwarya practising cricket, complement the lyrics of the song as well - ‘Unnai vittal unnai vella, yaarum indha mannil illa’ (there’s no one except you to win over yourself in this land). She’s seen flexing her muscles at a gym and practising her throws, both indoors and on a pitch. And like any beginner, she falls down, nurses the wound and gets back up again. Aishwarya seems
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Watch: Aishwarya Rajesh rocks as a cricketer in ‘Kanaa’ teaser

KollywoodSivakarthikeyan’s first production is about a young woman who wants to play cricket professionally. Tnm StaffScreenshot/YouTubeThe official teaser for Aishwarya Rajesh’s Kanaa was released by the film’s producer, popular actor Sivakarthikeyan on Thursday. Kanaa, which marks Sivakarthikeyan’s debut production, is directed by Arunraja Kamaraj. Aishwarya Rajesh plays a young woman who wants to become a cricketer in the film. Actors Sathyaraj, Ilavarasu and Darshan are also part of the cast. The teaser begins with a girl child being dissuaded to pursue cricket because nobody in the village plays the sport. When she approaches a coach to join the game, he also tells her that it is not for “pombala pasanga”. However, we’re shown Aishwarya Rajesh in the next shot, throwing a ball into the air as she leads a team of men. Sathyaraj, who plays her father, is a farmer in distress. We’re
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Suriya donates Rs 1 Cr for Tamil Nadu farmers at 'Kks' success meet

KollywoodProduced by Suriya’s 2D Entertainments, 'Kadai Kutty Singam' marks the first time collaboration between Karthi and Pandiraj.Digital NativeDigital NativeDuring the success meet of Karthi starrer Kadai Kutty Singam which released recently, actor and producer of the film, Suriya, had announced a charity of Rs 1 crore for Tamil Nadu farmers through his Agaram Foundation. In addition to it, he also honoured five efficient farmers with a sum of Rs 2 lakhs each. Produced by Suriya’s 2D Entertainments, owned by Suriya, the film marks the first time collaboration between Karthi and Pandiraj. 2D has produced films such as 36 Vayadhinile, 24 and Pasanga 2. This is also Karthi’s first-time collaboration with 2D Entertainment. Addressing the media during the meet, Suriya heaped praises on the team saying, “All credits goes to director Pandiraj.” He also added, "The film has proved that cinema is a good medium where good things have happened through messages conveyed.
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Vice President of India lauds Karthi's 'Kadai Kutty Singam' on Twitter

KollywoodThe Vice President has seen the Telugu version of the film titled 'Chinna Babu'.Digital NativeDigital NativeDirector Pandiraj’s Kadai Kutty Singam, starring Karthi in the lead, has done quite well for itself in the box-office. The film’s latest feather in the cap, however, comes from an unexpected corner. The Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, has tweeted his appreciation for the film and its makers for coming out with a film set in a village backdrop that advocates the good habits and conventions along with the ways of life sans any adult content. The Vice President has seen the Telugu version of the film titled Chinna Babu. சமீபத்தில் தெலுங்கு மொழியில் வெளியான "சின்னபாபு" (தமிழில் "கடைக்குட்டி சிங்கம்") திரைப்படத்தைப் பார்த்தேன். கிராமத்து பசுமை பின்னணியில், நம் பழக்க வழக்கங்களை, மரபுகளை மற்றும் வாழ்க்கை முறையை, ஆபாசம் இல்லாமல் காட்டிய சுவாரசியமான நல்ல படம். #KadaiKuttySingam #Chinababu @Karthi_Offl pic.twitter.com/aovbdukEH0 — VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) July 16, 2018 Directed by the National Award winning director Pandiraj, Kadai Kutty Singam/Chinna Babu has been produced by Karthi’s older brother and actor Suriya under his banner 2D Entertainments. The film’s Telugu dubbed version was released along with Kadai Kutty Singam considering the huge fan following its lead star Karthi has in Andhra and Telangana states. Reports from the trade circles were that the film had a slow start due to insufficient promos but has been picking up due to good word of mouth. Karthi plays the title role in the film with Sayyesha as his love interest. The star cast also includes Sathyaraj, Sayyeshaa, Arthana Binu, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Soori, Bhanupriya, Viji Chandrasekhar, Saroja, Saravanan and Ilavarasu. D Imman had composed music for this venture with Velraj wielding the camera and Ruben editing it. Released on July 13, the film’s box office collections during the first weekend are expected to be around Rs 25 crores. The film has collected around Rs 1 Crore share in both the Telugu speaking states – Andhra and Telangana - during the first weekend. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Karthi's 'Chinna Babu' gets a slow start in Telugu states

TollywoodThe collections on the first day are average but is expected to pick up over the weekend.Digital NativeKarthi starrer Kadai Kutty Singam released to good reviews but its Telugu version Chinna Babu seems to be not picking well in the Telugu states. The film’s dubbed version in Telugu was released along with Kadai Kutty Singam considering the huge fan following its lead star Karthi has in Andhra and Telangana states. However, reports from the trade circles are that the film has had a slow start due to insufficient promos. The collections on the first day are average but it is expected to pick up over the weekend. The film has collected around Rs 1 crore share in both the Telugu speaking states – Andhra and Telangana. A comedy drama, the film has been directed by the award winning director Pandiraj and bankrolled by Karthi’s brother and actor Suriya under his banner 2D Entertainments. Karthi plays the titular role in Chinna Babu with Sayyesha as his love interest. The star cast also includes Sathyaraj, Sayyeshaa, Arthana Binu, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Soori, Bhanupriya, Viji Chandrasekhar, Saroja, Saravanan and Ilavarasu. D Imman had composed music for this venture with Velraj wielding the camera and Ruben editing it. Though a few of Karthi’s films have been dubbed in Telugu earlier, he made his debut in Tollywood with Oopiri in 2016 which went on to become a huge hit. Directed by Vamsi Paidapally, the film was based on Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano's French comedy-drama The Intouchables. Karthi shared the screen space with Nagarjuna in it which was a bilingual which released in Tamil as well. The film was produced by Prasad V Potluri under his banner Pvp Cinemas. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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'Maayanadhi' to be remade in Hindi

MollywoodAccording to reports, the announcement was made during the audio launch of 'Neerali'.Digital NativeDigital NativeMalayalam film Maayanadhi which starred Tovino Thomas and Aishwarya Lekshmi and released for Christmas 2017 is being remade in Hindi, say reports. Directed by Aashiq Abu, Mayanadhi turned out to be a big hit last year. The romantic thriller written by Syam Pushkaran and Dileesh Nair managed to impress the audience and critics alike. The terrific word-of-mouth worked in favour of the film to amass steady collections and post a healthy total at the box-office.The well-written storyline and outstanding performances of its lead cast, Tovino Thomas and Aishwarya Lekshmi were key factors. The makers reportedly made the annoucement about the Hindi remake in the presence of the Malayalam superstar Mohanlal during the audio launch of his upcoming movie, Neerali. The Hindi remake will be directed by Joe Rajan of Luv U Soniyo fame and it will be bankrolled by actor-director-producer Sachin Pilgaonkar along with Santosh Kuruvilla and Aashiq Abu. The rest of the cast and crew will be finalised soon. The film is based on a romantic relationship between Tovino Thomas as Mathew and Aishwarya Lekshmi as Appu. Mathew is an orphan living as a thug whereas Appu is a self-made woman who stays separately from her family in Kochi. The film also had Harish Uthaman, Ilavarasu, Leona Lishoy and Darshana Rajendran in the cast. The film won several awards, including the prestigious Padmarajan award. The film's music is composed by Rex Vijayan. Shahabaz Aman won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer for the rendition of the song 'Mizhiyil Ninnum'. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Oviya joins ‘Kalavani 2’ sets

KollywoodThe sequel to ‘Kalavani’ will also reportedly be set in the backdrop of a village but the characters have been etched out differently.Digital NativeDirector A Sarkunam and actor Vimal shot to limelight with their debut flick Kalavani. The film opened to critical acclaim and packed houses, and the duo went on to work together in Vaagai Sooda Vaa, which won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film and the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil. A couple of years ago, Vimal and Sarkunam announced that they would be teaming up for a sequel to Kalavani and Oviya, who played the lead opposite Vimal in the prequel, was brought onboard this venture as well. According to latest reports, the shooting of this film has commenced and Oviya too joined the sets recently. As like Kalavani, the sequel will also be set in the backdrop of a village but the characters have been etched out differently. Kalavani, released in 2010, was bankrolled by Nazir under the banner Sherali Films on a budget of Rs 1.5 crore and collected around Rs 5 crore at the box office. Written and directed by Sarkunam, the film had Vimal and Oviya playing the lead pair with Saranya Ponvannan, Ilavarasu and Ganja Karuppu in supporting roles. SS Kumaran had composed the tunes for the flick with Om Prakash handling the camera and Raja Mohammad editing it. With the film being a big success, it was remade in Kannada under the title Kirataka. Directed by Pradeep Raj, the film had Yash reprising the role done by Vimal while Oviya was retained to play the lead opposite him. Vimal and Sarkunam, teaming up for the third time, are aiming for a hat trick with Kalavani 2 as both their previous ventures were big hits. Oviya Helen made her acting debut with the Malayalam film Kangaroo in 2007. Having acted in scores of Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada movies, Oviya shot to limelight in the popular Tamil reality show Bigg Boss, which was hosted by actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan. A popular housemate, the Oviya army came to her defence online and campaigned for her. However, unable to cope with the pressure, Oviya moved out of the Bigg Boss house and was then flooded with film offers. Also read: 'Who are they?': Mystery posters in Chennai, featuring Pa Ranjith, Seeman, Velmurugan (Content provided by Digital Native)
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'Mayanadhi' is a wonderfully woven love story: Mohanlal

Mollywood The soulful romantic entertained is all set to complete 75 days in Kerala and is still running in a few theatres.Digital NativeMaayanadhi, the soulful romantic entertainer that hit the silver screens late last year, turned out to be one of the biggest hits of the year. Directed by Aashiq Abu, who had also co-produced it with Santhosh T. Kuruvilla under the banners Dream Mill Cinemas and Entertainments and Moonshot Entertainment, the film was out in the theatres on December 22nd. While the film won accolades from all quarters and is doing well at the theatres, the latest celeb to praise it is none other than the Malayalam superstar Mohanlal. On Maayanadhi, he wrote on Twitter, “I happened to see the movie #Mayanadhi a few days ago. Mayanadhi, in my opinion, is a wonderfully woven love story with realistic characters and situations. I loved the aesthetic treatment given to the movie as well. On this occasion of the 75th-day celebration of Mayanadhi, I would like to convey my appreciation to the entire cast and crew for their great effort in making a good film.” Had the opportunity to see Mayanadhi a few days ago and I thoroughly enjoyed the film. It is a beautifully woven love story. On the occasion of the 75th-day celebration of Mayanadhi, I would like2 appreciate the entire cast and crew behind this movie for their great effort. pic.twitter.com/mibgVvPMiR — Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) February 27, 2018 Well, the Maayanadhi team is naturally on cloud nine over getting such positive comments for Mohanlal. The romantic thriller stars Tovino Thomas and Aishwarya Lekshmi as the lead pair. The star cast also includes Harish Uthaman, Ilavarasu, and Leona Lishoy in important roles. Rex Vijayan has composed music for this venture with Jayesh Mohan cranking the camera and Saiju Sreedharan editing it. Maayanadhi is all set to complete 75 days at the Kerala box office with the film still being screened in a couple of theatres. Also, it will be out at the theatres in UAE/Gcc regions on March 1st, 2018. It may be mentioned here that there are reports of Tovino Thomas being roped in for the Mohanlal starrer Lucifer, which will mark the directorial debut of actor Prithviraj. However, there is now official word on it yet. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Priyadharshan lavishes praise on 'Mayaanadhi'

MollywoodThe ace director said the film was like poetry.Digital NativeDirected by Aashiq Abu, Mayaanadhi is getting all the attention it deserves. It is not just the movie buffs who are raving about it but even film personalities are praising the director for the effort. The latest to join this bandwagon happens to be the National Award winning director Priyadarshan. The director had released a video in which it is clearly evident how much he liked Mayaanadhi. Priyadarshan had said that it was more like a poem rather than a movie. Directed by Aashiq Abu, the film stars Tovino Thomas and Aishwarya Lekshmi in the lead roles. Apart from wielding the megaphone for Mayaanadhi, Aashiq Abu had also co-produced it along with Santhosh T Kuruvilla under the banner Dream Mill Cinemas and Entertainments and Moonshot Entertainment.  The film has been written by Syam Pushkaran and Dileesh Nair jointly. Rex Vijayan had composed music for this flick while Jayesh Mohan wielded the camera and Saju Sreedharan edited it. Mayaanadhi is about the love between a criminal on the run and an aspiring actor. Harish Uthaman, Ilavarasu, Leona Loshoy, Aparna Balamurali, Soubon Shahir, Basil Joseph and others are part of the star cast. Aashiq Abu made his debut with Daddy Cool in 2009 and has directed hit movies like Salt N Pepper, 22 Female Kottayam, a segment in Anchu Sundarikal, Gangster and Rani Padmini. Apart from producing and directing movies, he has also acted in a few films including Annayum Rasoolum and Paravaa. 
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