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Breaking announcement on Santhanam's next biggie

It was widely reported that there will be a big announcement at 7 pm today, concerning to Kollywood and the Christmas weekend.

Now it has been revealed that the announcement is about the theatrical release date of Santhanam's Sakka Podu Podu Raja. The film will be hitting the screens on December 22, for the Christmas weekend. Santhanam announced this through his tweet, "Happy to announce #SakkaPoduPoduRaja to be released worldwide on Dec 22nd #SPPRFromDec22nd more announcement coming up #AnSTRMusical #TridentArts release @vtv_productions @vtvganeshoff @I_am_Vaibhavi @Actor_Vivek @rajnarayanan11".

The music of the film, composed by Str, is expected to be...

Atlee registers Aalaporaan Thamizhan title

'Aalaporaan Thamizhan' track from Mersal has become a raging hit. The song is topping almost all the music ranking charts in Tamil Nadu. Thanks to Ar Rahman for a catchy tune and lyricist Vivek for some inspiring words.

Now the latest we hear is that director Atlee has apparently registered the title 'Aalaporaan Thamizhan'. Maybe in the near future, we could expect him to direct or produce a film with that title.

How would it be if Atlee directs Vijay for another movie named Aalaporaan Thamizhaan, after Mersal? Plus Vijay fans would actually find it hard to associate the title...

Vijay's Mersal now has the no 1 song in India

Aalapooran Thamizhan, the first single from Mersal has hit the bull's eye. The song is currently topping all the charts from iTunes to all the other digital platforms.

Yesterday, Google India had tweeted Mersal was the most trending in India, "This week, a star outshone the moon while a promise eclipsed them all. #Mersal @actorvijay #LunarEclipse #RakshaBandhan #GoogleTrends".

Now World Music Awards had tweeted that Aalaporan Thamizhan is now the no 1 song in India, "#ARRahman, #KailashKher, #SathyaPrakash & #Deepak & #PoojaAV's #AalaporaanThamizhan from #Mersal is the No. 1 Song in India!ð...â..ï¸.ð..µð..®ð..³ð..¥."

On hearing this, lyricist Vivek had tweeted, "This...
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Weekly Update for March 31: Women Centric, Directed, and Written Films Playing Near You

Films About Women Opening This Week“The Zookeeper’s Wife”

The Zookeeper’s Wife — Directed by Niki Caro; Written by Angela Workman

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Niki Caro.

Find tickets and screening info here.

Carrie Pilby — Directed by Susan Johnson; Written by Kara Holden (Opens in NY, La, D.C. and Chicago) (Available on VOD April 4)

Carrie Pilby”: Tiff

Carrie Pilby (Bel Powley) is a genius who graduated Harvard at 18. Convinced that the world is populated by oversexed hypocrites, she has a hard time making sense of life as it relates to morality, relationships, sex, and leaving her apartment. In an effort to coax Carrie out of her shell, her psychiatrist (Nathan Lane), makes a deceptively simple checklist of goals for her to achieve between Thanksgiving and the year’s end. Each goal brings Carrie closer to the understanding that humans, like books, can’t be judged by their covers. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Susan Johnson

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind — a human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her, and stop them before they do it to others. (Press materials)

Find tickets and screening info here

The Blackcoat’s Daughter (Also Available on DirecTV)

“The Blackcoat’s Daughter”

A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep school, Bramford, over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. While the girls experience increasingly strange and creepy occurrences at the isolated school, we cross cut to another story — that of Joan (Emma Roberts), a troubled young woman on the road, who, for unknown reasons, is determined to get to Bramford as fast as she can. As Joan gets closer to the school, Kat becomes plagued by progressively intense and horrifying visions, with Rose doing her best to help her new friend as she slips further and further into the grasp of an unseen evil force. (Press materials)

Despite the Falling Show — Written and Directed by Shamin Sarif (U.S. Premiere) (Also Available on VOD)

Moscow, 1959: Katya (Rebecca Ferguson) is young, beautiful — and a spy for the Americans. When she begins spying on Alexander (Sam Reid), an idealistic Communist politician, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. Her choice between love and duty leads to a nail-biting conclusion that Alexander can only unravel decades later in 1990s New York. His journey back to the snowbound streets of Moscow uncovers a love triangle and betrayals from those he trusted most. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s Interview with Shamin Sarif.

Find screening info here.

All This Panic (Documentary) — Directed by Jenny Gage

All This Panic

All This Panic” takes an intimate look at the interior lives of a group of teenage girls as they come of age in Brooklyn. A potent mix of vivid portraiture and vérité, we follow the girls as they navigate the ephemeral and fleeting transition between childhood and adulthood. Shot over a three-year period in a lush and cinematic style, “All This Panic” is a meditation on the mysterious, often painful, yet ultimately exhilarating period of a teen’s life. In a world where, as one teen remarks, “they want to see us, but they don’t want to hear us,” this film is comprised entirely of young women speaking to their own experiences. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Jenny Gage.

Girl Unbound (Documentary) — Directed by Erin Heidenreich (Opens April 6)

Girl Unbound

In Waziristan, “one of the most dangerous places on earth,” Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban — disguising herself as a boy, so she can play sports freely. But when she becomes a rising star, her true identity is revealed, bringing constant death threats on her and her family. Undeterred, they continue to rebel for their freedom. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Erin Heidenreich.

Here Alone (Also Available on VOD)

Deep in New York’s upstate wilderness, Ann (Lucy Walters), a young woman in her late 20s, struggles to survive after a mysterious epidemic decimates society. On the constant brink of starvation, Ann leads an isolated and regimented life. Haunted by memories of her past, she also battles the current bloodthirsty threat that lurks just outside of the forest’s borders. When her food stores run dangerously low Ann must make the desperate journey into a nearby town to forage for any remaining food. During one of these raids, a chance encounter brings Olivia (Gina Piersanti), a teenage girl, and her injured stepfather, Chris (Adam David Thompson), into Ann’s life and regimen of survival. (Press materials)

Find screening info here.

God Knows Where I Am (Documentary) (Opens in NY; Opens in La April 7)

The body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity, but told with poignancy, beauty, humor, and spirituality. For nearly four months, Linda Bishop, a prisoner of her own mind, survived on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her, during one of the coldest winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves. (Press materials)

Find screening info here.

Naam Shabana

Naam Shabana

A spinoff of the 2015 film “Baby,” “Naam Shabana” provides the backstory of intelligence agent Shabana (Tapsee Pannu), and chronicles how she becomes a spy. (Press materials)

Films About Women Currently Playing“Prevenge

Prevenge — Written and Directed Alice Lowe

I, Olga Hepnarová

The Levelling — Written and Directed by Hope Dickson Leach (Opens in La and other cities)

Dig Two Graves (Also Available on VOD)

From a House on Willow Street — Co-Written by Catherine Blackman (Also Available on VOD)

Peelers — Written by Lisa DeVita (Also Available on VOD)

Beauty and the Beast

A Woman, a Part — Written and Directed by Elisabeth Subrin

Personal Shopper

Raw — Written and Directed by Julia Ducournau

The Dark Below

The Ottoman Lieutenant

The Women’s Balcony — Written by Shlomit Nechama

Before I Fall — Directed by Ry-Russo Young; Written by Maria Maggenti

The Last Word

Table 19

Xx (Anthology) — Directed by Roxanne Benjamin, Sofia Carrillo, Karyn Kusama, Annie Clark (St. Vincent), and Jovanka Vuckovic; Co-Written by Roxanne Benjamin and Jovanka Vuckovic (Also Available on VOD)

Sophie and the Rising Sun — Written and Directed by Maggie Greenwald (Also Available on VOD)

Lovesong — Co-Written and Directed by So Yong Kim

Everybody Loves Somebody — Written and Directed by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta

Rings

The Lure — Directed by Agnieszka Smoczynska

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

20th Century Women

Hidden Figures — Co-Written by Allison Schroeder

Toni Erdmann — Written and Directed by Maren Ade

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Julieta

Jackie

Moana — Co-Written by Pamela Ribon

Elle

The Eagle Huntress

Films Directed by Women Opening This Week“David Lynch: The Art Life”

David Lynch: The Art Life (Documentary) — Co-Directed by Olivia Neergaard-Holm

David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema’s most enigmatic directors. “David Lynch: The Art Life” infuses Lynch’s own art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Olivia Neergaard-Holm.

For Here or to Go? — Directed by Rucha Humnabadkar

Young Silicon Valley software engineer Vivek Pandit (Ali Fazal) is poised to become a key hire at a promising healthcare startup, but when they realize his work visa has less than a year remaining, the offer disappears. Having learned the hard way about the flaws in his “it’s just paperwork” mentality, Vivek battles forces beyond his control to get his visa extended, whether at his existing company or a new job. Along the way, his eyes are opened to the similar struggles of his own roommates and those around him. American in mind and Indian at heart, this is a contemporary story of ambition and ambivalence fueled by one’s immigration status that characterizes the dilemma of modern cultural displacement. (Press materials)

Find screening info here.

The Prison — Written and Directed by Na Hyun

The Prison

After a fatal accident, Yu-gon (Rae-won Kim), a former police inspector, is sentenced to hard time in a prison he once helped fill. Once inside, he discovers the entire penitentiary is no longer controlled by the guards, but by a vicious crime syndicate that breaks out at night, using their prison sentences as the perfect alibi to commit intricate heists. Looking for revenge against the system that placed him inside, Yu-gon joins the syndicate… but with every man out for himself, how long can the perfect crime last? (Press materials)

Find screening info here.

Cezanne and I — Written and Directed by Danièle Thompson

“Cezanne and I”

“Cezanne and I” traces the parallel paths of the lives, careers, and passionate friendship of post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and novelist Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet). The two boys grew up in Aix-en-Provence. Emile was fatherless and poor. Paul came from a wealthy family. As young men, dreaming of glory and beautiful women, they left the south to conquer the art scene in Paris. Soon Emile had it all, success, money, and the perfect wife, and embraced the very bourgeoisie he mocked in his books. Meanwhile, Cezanne rejected the Parisian scene to focus only on his work, ignored by his peers and the establishment. (Press materials)

Find screening info here.

Films Directed by Women Currently Playing“Karl Marx City

Karl Marx City (Documentary) — Co-Directed by Petra Epperlein

Bluebeard — Written and Directed by Soo-youn Lee

Tickling Giants (Documentary) — Directed by Sara Taksler

Uncertain (Documentary) — Co-Written and Co-Directed by Anna Sandilands (Also Available on VOD)

Viceroy’s House — Directed by Gurinder Chadha; Co-Written by Moira Buffini (UK)

Jasper Jones — Directed by Rachel Perkins (Australia)

The Last Laugh (Documentary) — Directed by Ferne Pearlstein

A United Kingdom — Directed by Amma Asante

Films Written by Women Opening This Week

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Films Written by Women Currently Playing“Phillauri

Phillauri — Written by Anvita Dutt

Beautiful Devils — Written by Jennifer Majka (UK)

My Life as a Zucchini — Written by Céline Sciamma

A Dog’s Purpose — Written by Cathryn Michon

The Red Turtle — Co-written by Pascale Ferran

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — Written by J.K. Rowling

TV Premieres This Week“Abortion: Stories Women Tell

Abortion: Stories Women Tell (Documentary) — Directed by Tracy Droz Tragos (Premieres April 3 on HBO)

In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade recognized the right of every woman in the United States to have an abortion. Since 2011, over half the states in the nation have significantly restricted access to abortions. In 2016, abortion remains one of the most divisive issues in America, especially in Missouri, where only one abortion clinic remains open, patients and their doctors must navigate a 72-hour waiting period, and each year sees more restrictions. Awarding-winning director and Missouri native Tracy Droz Tragos sheds new light on the contentious issue with a focus not on the debate, but rather on the women themselves — those struggling with unplanned pregnancies, the providers who show up at clinics to give medical care, as well as the activists on both sides of the issue hoping to sway decisions and lives. (Press materials)

Read Women and Hollywood’s interview with Tracy Droz Tragos.

VOD/DVD Releasing This Week“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”: Disney

Lavender (DVD, April 1)

The Bounce Back — Co-Written by Staci Robinson (DVD, April 4)

Newtown (Documentary) — Directed by Kim A. Snyder (DVD, April 4)

Office Christmas Party — Co-Written by Laura Solon (DVD, April 4)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (DVD, April 4)

We Don’t Belong Here (VOD/DVD, April 4)

Women and Hollywood in the News

Aaron Sorkin, reportedly unaware of Hollywood’s diversity problem, had many chances to become aware (Washington Post)

Picks of the Week from Women and Hollywood

Listen: Podcast with “Harlots” Producer Alison Owen

A Conversation with “The Zookeeper’s Wife” Director Niki Caro

MPAA Report 2016: 52% of Movie Audiences Are Women & Other Takeaways

On Women and Hollywood This WeekTomi Adeyemi: Adeyemi’s Instagram account

Guest Post: Supporting Women’s Voices in Independent Film

Susan Johnson Talks “Carrie Pilby” and Finding Funding for the Female-Led Film

Joss Whedon May Direct Batgirl Standalone Film

Lois Smith-Starrer “Marjorie Prime” Acquired by FilmRise

Drew Barrymore, Samantha Bee, America Ferrara, & More to Be Honored at the Gracie Awards

23-Year-Old Author Tomi Adeyemi’s Debut Novel Acquired by Fox 2000

Trailer Watch: Diane Lane Takes the Trip of a Lifetime in Eleanor Coppola’s “Paris Can Wait

Women-Directed Features “Polina” and “The Drowning” Acquired

Lipstick Under My Burkha” to Open Indian Film Fests in La and NY

Janeane Garofalo to Make Broadway Debut in “Marvin’s Room”

Male Privilege Watch: Chris Addison to Make Feature Debut with “Nasty Women

Trailer Watch: Explorer Gertrude Bell Takes Center Stage in “Letters from Baghdad”

BAMcinématek to Present Anne-Marie Miéville Retrospective

Natalie Portman to Play a Bull Rider in Anna Rose Holmer’s “Bronco Belle”

Bentonville Film Fest to Open with Gaby Dellal’s “3 Generations”

Amber Heard to Star in Agnieszka Holland’s “The Kind Worth Killing”

Trailer Watch: Noomi Rapace Is Abducted & Subjected to Experiments in “Rupture

Sarah Silverman to Host Political Comedy Talk Show for Hulu

Queen of the Desert” Gets a U.S. Release Date and New Trailer

Jessica Chastain and Niki Caro on “The Zookeeper’s Wife” and the Importance of Recognizing Women in History

Amy Pascal & Bruna Papandrea to Produce Film Adaptions of Upcoming Books

Trailer Watch: Frances McDormand Takes on the Police in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Wtf of the Day: Aaron Sorkin Was Unaware of Hollywood’s Diversity Problem

Thea Sharrock Being Eyed to Direct “The One and Only Ivan”

What Happened to the Women Directors in Hollywood? Part 5: 2000–2017

Quote of the Day: Kate Winslet Talks Self-Acceptance & How to Rise Above Body Shaming

Robin Swicord’s “Wakefield” Acquired by IFC Films

Plays from Lucy Kirkwood and Anna Ziegler to Run at Manhattan Theater Club

Trailer Watch: Kitty Green Returns to the Scene of the Crime in “Casting JonBenet

Nicole Kidman and Amy Schumer to Star in Rebecca Miller’s “She Came to Me”

Trailer Watch: Netflix’s “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On” Investigates the Porn Industry

Weekly Reads from Around the Internet

Aubrey Plaza Is Currently Serving Up the Most Terrifying Performance on TV by Anna Silman (New York Magazine)

What Scarlett Johansson Could Learn From the “Ghost in the Shell” Experience by Teresa Jusino (The Mary Sue)

Hulu’s “Harlots” Takes a Modern View of 18th-Century Sex Work by Sophie Gilbert (The Atlantic)

Feud’s” Alison Wright on Hollywood sexism, Men Behaving Badly, and That “Americans” Moment by Caroline Framke (Vox)

Why Are So Many Female-Led Projects Called ‘Camp’? by Angelica Jade Bastién (Vulture)

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Sneak Peek Video: Raj & Pablo Backstage @Iifa with the Stars

We have another killer sneak peek at the Bollytastic Boys Raj & Pablo and their cool Iifa videos for Bollyverse! The two got the exclusive chance to be Backstage at the Iifa events.

About the Iifa weekend in Tampa, Raj and Pablo told us, “The best Iifa we have ever been to ..and we have been to a few….#Bollywood Rocks …and God Bless America for such a warm welcome!…Love Us Love Bollywood.”

Check out this teaser of what is in store for fans when we get to see the full video exclusively backstage! We spied Deepika, Hrithik, Priyanka, Saif, Kareena, Farhan, Sonakshi, Vivek and so many more!

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'Singam 2' passed with U certificate

'Singam 2' passed with U certificate
Chennai, June 27: Suriya-starrer Tamil action-drama "Singam 2" has been cleared with a U certificate with no cuts by the Central Board of Film Certification (Cbfc). The film releases worldwide July 5.

"Singam 2" is the sequel to highly successful "Singam".

It will release in 2,400 theaters, Prince Pictures, the producers, announced in a statement Thursday.

Also starring Anushka Shetty, Hansika Motwani, Vivek and Santhanam in important roles, "Singam 2" is directed by Hari Gopalakrishnan, who had previously helmed the first movie.

Suriya returns in the role of a righteous young cop in the sequel and he.
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Ajay Devgn to attend 'Singam 2' audio launch

Ajay Devgn to attend 'Singam 2' audio launch
Chennai, May 25: Bollywood film "Singham" fame Ajay Devgn, director Rohit Shetty and Kannada actor Kicha Sudeep will attend the audio launch of Suriya-starrer Tamil action-drama "Singam 2" here June 2.

"Bollywood 'Singham' actor Ajay Devgn, director Rohit Shetty and Kannada actor Sudeep will grace the audio launch of Suriya's 'Singam 2', which will take place on June 2," said a statement from the production house.

"Singam 2", directed by Hari Gopalakrishnan, also features Hansika Motwani, Anushka Shetty, Santhanam, Vivek, Vijay Kumar, Nassar, Radha Ravi and Anjali.

Ajay, Rohit and Sudeep have been invited as the guest of.
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'Singam 2' teaser to be released Thursday (With Image)

'Singam 2' teaser to be released Thursday (With Image)
Chennai, May 16: The teaser of Suriya-starrer Tamil action-drama "Singam 2" will hit the web Thursday evening.

"We will release the teaser online today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. Initially, we had plans to have an official launch, but we scrapped the idea later," a source from the film's unit told Ians.

"Singam 2" is directed by Hari Gopalakrishnan, who had also helmed the superhit prequel "Singam", which also featured Suriya.

The sequel also features Anushka Shetty, Hansika Motwani, Vivek, Santhanam, Radha Ravi, Vijay Kumar, Nassar, Lakshmi, Srinivasan and Anjali.

This will be Suriya's fourth film with director Hari. They have previously collaborated for films "Aaru" and "Vel" besides "Singam".

"Singam.
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'Singam 2' an extension of its prequel

'Singam 2' an extension of its prequel
Chennai, April 15: Director Hari Gopalakrishnan says his upcoming Tamil action-drama "Singam 2" will be an extension of "Singam", but not a sequel.

The second part is a continuation of the first with additional characters.

"I have retained all the characters from the first part and I have also added a few more actors in 'Singam 2', which makes it a continuation of the first part. Probably for the first time in Tamil cinema such a feat is attempted," said Hari in a statement.

"Singam 2" features Suriya Sivakumar, Anushka Shetty, Hansika Motwani, Vivek, Santhanam, Nassar, Vijay Kumar, Radha Ravi, Mukesh Rishi and.
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.Rang Rasiya., .I Am Kalam. at Chicago film fest

Filmmaker Ketan Mehta.s controversial film .Rang Rasiya. has been selected to open the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, which is starting Sep 30. .Rang Rasiya. is the story of artist Raja Ravi Varma.s passions, obsessions and his fierce struggle for creative freedom. He hurt the religious sentiments of the people by painting nudes of Indian mythological characters. Later on, his muse Sugandha inspired him to create exquisite paintings based on mythological themes and classic literature. Nila Madhab Panda.s .I Am Kalam. has been selected as the centrepiece of the film festival, said a statement from the festival. The movie is a heartwarming story of a 13-year-old slum boy who aspires to be like A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former president of India. Amole Gupte.s .Stanley Ka Dabba. will also been screened in the feature films category of the festival which will end Oct 2. As many as 27 films
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Vivek Oberoi And Govinda: Bollywood Item Boys!

You must be wondering about who are the Item Boys! Well, the names of our New Year item boys will surprise you all! They are none other than veteran Bollywood star Govinda and recently married Rakta Charitra star Vivek Oberoi. These two Bollywood actors will be seen performing at the New Year.s Eve for the Country Club. Vivek will charm the audience in Dubai and Govinda will catch up with his own Mumbaikars. Last year, hot Bollywood stars Bipasha Basu and Mallika Sherawat welcomed 2010 at hotel Sahara Star and at Jm Marriot respectively. This year it is the turn of the Item boys to replace them.Vivek Oberoi is very excited about his performance and is looking forward to enthrall the audience at the Country Club New Year bash. A visibly elated Govinda said that he would give his best to keep his fans happy.We understand Country Club
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Vivek Oberoi to team up once again with Mani Ratnam and Shaad Ali

Vivek Oberoi to team up once again with Mani Ratnam and Shaad Ali
After getting back with his mentor Ram Gopal Varma for Rakta Charitra (nearly 8 years after he debuted in Rgv's Company), Vivek Oberoi is now all set to work with another of his mentors Mani Ratnam. The buzz is that Vivek has given the green signal to work in Paki, a film written by Mani Ratnam and to be directed by his assistant Shiva. It may be recalled that Mani and Vivek worked together in Yuva (2004) and Vivek also featured in the super-hit Saathiya (2002) which itself was a remake of Mani's Tamil blockbuster Alai Payuthey. Even though they never had a chance to work together after Yuva, when Mani Sir approached Vivek for this film, the actor immediately agreed. What's more, Mani's close associate and director of Saathiya, Shaad Ali will be the executive director of this project. The film is a biopic and tells the story of one of Mani's
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Lioness to roar about woman rights

Of course, even a lioness would do it if our honorable chief minister M. Karunanidhi insists so. Well, it’s about his upcoming film ‘Pen Singam’ – a film based on the Kalainyar’s literary composition of ‘Surulimalai’.

The film is directed by Bali Srirangam and is produced by Arumuganeri S P Murugesan for Nandhini Creations.

‘The climax portion is said to be a substantive one as the revolutionary dialogues pertaining to women’s rights will score the best amongst audiences’ says director Bali Srirangam. The film has Udhay Kiran, Meera Jasmine, Karthika and Vivek in lead roles while music director Ilayaraja has scored music for the lyrical lines of Vairamuthu and Vaali.
See full article at KollywoodToday »

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