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Kangana undergoes prosthetic measurements

Prepping to play late politician Jayalalithaa in her upcoming multi-lingual film "Thalaivi", actress Kangana Ranaut recently underwent prosthetic measurements for the role in the Us.

Posting on Twitter pictures in which the actress is seen covered in prosthetic glue, Kangana's sister Rangoli wrote, "This is how measurements for prosthetics are taken, it's not easy to be an actor."

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"Kangana so calm in something, which is so suffocating for us to even watch."

Hollywood-based prosthetics expert Jason Collins, renowned for films such as "Captain Marvel" and "Blade Runner 2049", is working on Kangana's look.

The film is being directed by A.L. Vijay and produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shaailesh R.
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Sai Pallavi's 'Karu' gets a release date

KollywoodThe horror film is on the subject of abortion.Digital Native karu main 750.jpgAfter making a smashing debut in Telugu with Fidaa, actor Sai Pallavi is eagerly awaiting the release of her first Tamil film Karu, a horror drama that’ll touch upon the issue of abortion. The film has been directed by A.L Vijay, best known for helming Devi, Thaandavam and Vanamagan. The makers on Friday confirmed via an official poster that the film will release worldwide on February 9 next year. In a recent interview to Deccan Chronicle, Vijay said the film will focus on the relationship between a mother and her four-year-old daughter. “It is an intense subject and focuses on the bond between a mother and her four-year-old daughter. Sai Pallavi essays the mother. The movie touches upon the issue of abortion and I can’t reveal anything more at this point of time,” he said, adding he had been hell-bent on working with Pallavi from the beginning. “Right from the beginning, I was very confident that Sai would be able to pull it off. I watched Premam as well as Kali. I loved her performance in both. She was very impressive in the latter. She has done a wonderful job in Karu.” Pallavi, after impressing Telugu audiences with her own dubbing, will also dub in her own voice for Karu, which will also release in Telugu as Kanam, and also stars Naga Shourya. Apparently, Pallavi came forward to dub and Vijay feels it’ll enhance her roles multiple times. Meanwhile, reports have emerged that Vijay and Prabhudheva, who had previously worked together in last year’s horror flick Devi, are set to reunite for a new project, to be bankrolled by Trident Arts. There were rumours that there’ll be a sequel to Devi, which was a sleeper hit in Tamil but sank without a trace in Hindi and Telugu. It’s not yet known whether Vijay is joining hands with Prabhudheva for the Devi sequel or if they’re working on a new project. Pallavi's next major release is the Telugu film McA aka Middle Class Abbayi, and the project is slated for a December 21 release. It's been a great year so far for the Premam actor who will hope to finish things on a high note. Next year, she will be seen in Dhanush's Maari 2 and it'll be their first time collaboration. Enanble Notification: NoTNM Marquee: No
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Sai Pallavi's 'Karu' touches on the issue of abortion

After making a smashing debut in Telugu with Fidaa, actor Sai Pallavi is currently busy dubbing for her first Tamil film Karu, a woman-centric horror drama that’ll touch upon the issue of abortion.

The film has been directed by A.L Vijay, best known for helming Devi, Thaandavam and Vanamagan. Talking to Deccan Chronicle, Vijay said the film will focus on the relationship between a mother and her four-year-old daughter.
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Gv Prakash sings for Ar Rahman in Vijay’s 'Mersal'

Actor-composer G.V Prakash, who is busy with over half a dozen acting assignments, doesn’t miss out an opportunity to associate himself with actor Vijay’s films. Having worked with the Gilli star in films such as Thalaivaa and Theri, he has crooned a number in his next outing, Mersal, which has music by double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman.

It’s after 18 years that Prakash has recorded a song in his uncle’s composition. They had last worked together in Arjun’s Mudhalvan.
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Ann Mariya Kalippilaanu Trailer Promises to Rain Goondas

Many of us have been wondering what writer/director Midhun Manuel Thomas would do to follow his debut film, the social comedy Aadu: Oru Bheegara Jeeviyanu ("Goat: A Dangerous Creature"), and with today's trailer release, the wait is finally over. Ann Mariya Kalippilaanu stars the talented young actress Sara Arjun, who won a Vijay award for Best Child Artist for the Tamil film Saivam, where she acted alongside veteran actor Nassar -- more recently she's been seen in the Hindi film Jazbaa playing Aishwarya Rai's daughter.   Aju Varghese and Sunny Wayne were both seen in Aadu, but here they take centre stage as two of Ann Maria's goondas (hired thugs).  The special appearance hinted at in the trailer is probably the internet's worst kept secret at...

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Kangana Ranaut wins big at the National Film Awards

Kangana Ranaut has achieved what very few mainstream Bollywood actors achieve by winning the prestigious National Award for Best Actress. Kangana won the award for her critically-acclaimed performance in the woman oriented drama/comedy Queen, directed by Vikas Bahl. She is just one of many people to have scored at this year’s National Film Awards, which celebrate the best of cinema on a national scale and beyond Bollywood also. Queen also won the award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

Kangana has won a National Award before for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Fashion (2008). Given the unanimous praise she has received for her work in Queen, this story comes as no surprise. Congratulations Kangana!

The other big Bollywood winner was Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider, which won the awards for Best Choreography, Best Music, Best Male Playback Singer for Sukhwinder Singh (Bismil), as well as Best Costume. Unfortunately,
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Sara Arjun is real star of 'Saivam': Director Vijay

Sara Arjun is real star of 'Saivam': Director Vijay
Chennai, April 7: Child artist Sara Arjun is the real star of upcoming Tamil family-drama "Saivam", says its director Vijay, who is completely in awe of the little girl's performance.

He has already worked with her in his film "Deiva Thirumagal".

"She has transformed herself so well since we worked the last time. She is the hero of 'Saivam'. She's the real star of the film. When you see the film, you'll realize that she carries the story on her shoulders. I'm sure she's going to floor the audience with her performance," Vijay told Ians.

"Saivam" is about the relationship between Sara and her pet fowl named Papa,.
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Honoured to share screen space with Mohanlal: Ragini

Honoured to share screen space with Mohanlal: Ragini
Chennai, March 5: After sharing the frame with Tamil superstar Vijay in "Thalaivaa", actress Ragini Nandwani, who has landed a role with Malayalam superstar Mohanlal in upcoming satiric comedy "Peruchaazhi", says she's honoured to be working with him.

Ragini, who is a popular name on small screen through her Hindi soap "Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein", is playing the lead in the film.

"I think god has been kind to me. I'm very honoured to be working with Mohanlal sir. I have been a fan of his work and I think it's a blessing for any actor to work alongside him. I believe the name Mohanlal will suffice (for the film)," Ragini.
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'Thalaivaa' releases amidst celebration, jubilation

'Thalaivaa' releases amidst celebration, jubilation
Chennai, Aug 20: The makers of "Thalaivaa" couldn't have asked for more. Fans queued up from 6 in the morning, brought the film's reel on a chariot, and danced to celebrate the film's peaceful release here Tuesday.

After crossing roadblocks, Vijay starrer Tamil action drama "Thalaivaa" has finally released in Tamil Nadu and Pudicherry.

At the city's Udhayam theatre, fans brought the film's reel in a chariot, performed pooja and then carried it on their shoulders to the operator's room.

"It's a ritual to carry the reel of Vijay's films on a chariot. So, fans organised a chariot and brought the reel after performing.
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'Thalaivaa' to release sans tagline

'Thalaivaa' to release sans tagline
Chennai, Aug 18: Vijay-starrer Tamil action-drama "Thalaivaa", set to release in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Aug 20 after being stalled for over a week, will reportedly come out sans the tagline - Time to Lead.

"We came to know that the film's tagline 'Time to Lead' wasn't received very well by the state government. We have been advised to drop the tagline from the film's publicity posters and all other forms of promotions ahead of its release on Tuesday," a member from the film's unit told Ians.

"Thalaivaa" was stopped from being released in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Aug 9 after a political outfit issued threats to theatre owners.

But once the makers announced that the the film has got a green signal, one of the multiplexes.
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'Thalaivaa' finally set to release in Tamil Nadu Aug 20

'Thalaivaa' finally set to release in Tamil Nadu Aug 20
Chennai, Aug 17: Tamil actor Vijay-starrer action-drama "Thalaivaa", which has been stalled from releasing in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for over a week, is set to hit the screens there Aug 20, according to its distributor Vendhar Movies.

""Thalaivaa" finally releasing on Tuesday," posted Vendhar Movies on its Twitter page.

There is no clarity on what basis the film was given a green signal for release. The producers too are unwilling to comment on the issue.

Two days before its scheduled release Aug 9, "Thalaivaa" was stalled from being released in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry after a political outfit issued threats to theatre.
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Police deny permission for team 'Thalaivaa' to fast

Police deny permission for team 'Thalaivaa' to fast
Chennai, Aug 17: The cast and crew of Vijay-starrer Tamil action-drama "Thalaivaa" has been reportedly denied police permission to go on hunger strike Saturday here.

The team was keen to go on hunger strike to urge immediate release of the film, which has been stalled in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

"The police department has denied permission because usually permission is taken a week in advance for such activities. Since a top actor is involved in the proceedings, police felt that there might lot of security concerns," a source from the industry told Ians.

Actor Vijay was expected to lead the fast along with director A.L. Vijay and producer Chandra Prakash Jain.

Two days before its scheduled release Aug 9,.
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Team 'Thalaivaa' plans to go on hunger strike

Team 'Thalaivaa' plans to go on hunger strike
Chennai, Aug 16: To ensure immediate release of Vijay-starrer Tamil action-drama "Thalaivaa" -- already released worldwide -- in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the film's unit wants to go on hunger strike once they get permission from police.

Two days before its scheduled release on Aug 9, "Thalaivaa" was stalled from being released in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry after a political outfit issued threats to theatre owners.

"We have sought police permission to hold fast in the city against the stalling of the film's release. Vijay sir will lead the fast and all other members of the film will join us in this movement. As soon as we receive police.
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'Thalaivaa' producer seeks Jayalalitha's help

'Thalaivaa' producer seeks Jayalalitha's help
Chennai, Aug 15: Vijay-starrer Tamil action-drama "Thalaivaa" released worldwide, except in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, last week. Now producer Chandra Prakash Jain has requested the intervention of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha to help the film's release in these two places.

"We have sought an appointment with the chief minister of the state. We are waiting to meet her and discuss the issue in detail. I have already incurred huge loss due to the delay. A further delayed means heavy losses," Jain said in a statement.

Two days before its scheduled release on Aug 9, "Thalaivaa" was stalled from being released after a political.
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Vijay saddened over fan's suicide

Vijay saddened over fan's suicide
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Aug 10: Tamil actor Vijay said he was saddened by the death of his 20-year-old ardent fan, who committed suicide here Saturday after not being able to watch the actor's new film "Thalaivaa", stalled from releasing in Tamil Nadu.

A police official told Ians that the fan was upset that he couldn't see the film on release day despite travelling to neighbouring Kerala (30 km away) as he couldn't get a ticket.

Barring Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, "Thalaivaa" was released in all neighbouring states, including Kerala.

Reacting to the news, Vijay said in a statement: "I request all my fans to show restraint..
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Thalaivaa Review

Thalaivaa Review
Film: "Thalaivaa"; Cast: Vijay, Amala Paul, Ragini Nandwani, Sathyaraj and Abhimanyu Singh; Director: A.L. Vijay; Rating: **1/2 - A leader rises to eventually fall.

Standing tall in the list of India's best cinema are some films such as Mani Ratnam's "Nayagan" and Ram Gopal Varma's "Sarkar". In the opening credits, director A.L. Vijay pays tribute to these legends for inspiring him, but one wouldn't have guessed at this juncture that "Thalaivaa" would turn out to be a rehash of aforementioned films with some style.

The story is set in Mumbai, and it is about a local messiah of the masses played by Sathyaraj, while his son,.
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'Thalaivaa' awaits green signal for release in Tamil Nadu

'Thalaivaa' awaits green signal for release in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Aug 10: Vijay-starrer Tamil action-drama "Thalaivaa" has opened in screens worldwide, except in Tamil Nadu, where it's release still remains uncertain for reasons unclear.

The movie released Friday.

While one of the reasons for the delay is believed to be a threat issued by an outfit called Tamil Nadu Oppressed Students Revolutionary Force, the other likely reason is due to the rejection of entertainment tax on the film by the state government.

The movie was cleared with a U certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (Cbfc), but it is believed that "Thalaivaa" was denied exemption of entertainment tax by.
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No clarity yet on 'Thalaivaa' release

No clarity yet on 'Thalaivaa' release
Chennai, Aug 8: There is no clarity whether Vijay-starrer Tamil action-drama "Thalaivaa" will come out or not in the state. Now, government intervention has been sought in the matter.

Tamil Nadu Oppressed Students Revolutionary Force, a students' body, Wednesday threatened violence if "Thalaivaa", produced by Chandraprakash Jain, will be screened in the state. Following the threat, multiplexes stopped advance bookings for the film.

According to the group, the distributor of the film, Vendhar Movies, have not paid the tax on the money they invested in the movie. They also alleged that the money has been earned by exploiting students.
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'Thalaivaa' release still uncertain in Tamil Nadu

'Thalaivaa' release still uncertain in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Aug 8: The release of Tamil action-drama "Thalaivaa" Friday seems unlikely as theatres and multiplexes blocked bookings for the Vijay-starrer film after receiving threats from a group.

A students' body called Tamil Nadu Oppressed Students Revolutionary Force threatened theatres and multiplexes here Wednesday, following which bookings for the film were blocked.

Members of the group threatened violence if "Thalaivaa", produced by Chandraprakash Jain, was screened in the state Friday.

According to the group, income tax on the money invested by the distributor of the film Vendhar Movies has been evaded. Besides, the money.
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'Thalaivaa' faces political ire, theatres block bookings

'Thalaivaa' faces political ire, theatres block bookings
Chennai, Aug 7: Tickets were being sold like hot cakes since Monday for Vijay-starrer Tamil action-drama "Thalaivaa", but on Wednesday afternoon most theatres, including multiplexes, stopped bookings following threat calls from political activists.

Directed by A.L. Vijay, "Thalaivaa", which means leader in Tami, also features Amala Paul, Ragini Nandwani and Abhimanyu Singh in important roles.

Reportedly, members of a political activist group, who claim "Thalaivaa" to be a political film, have warned theatres not to screen the film.

"The tickets for most shows for Friday and Saturday were sold out in most theatres in the city,.
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