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Arya and Vijay Sethupathi to star in Purampokku

The next Tamil film, Purampokku is going to present actors Arya and Vijay Sethupathi sharing screen space. The project is about to take off under the leadership of S. P. Jhananathan. The film will be produced by UTV Motion Pictures jointly with the director’s banner of Binary pictures. The film, as others directed by Jhananathan, is likely to be a mass entertainer while conveying a strong underlying message. The tagline “No man’s land” has been affixed to the title.

Director Jhananathan said that the story of the film revolves round how the land slated for public use are cornered by powerful individuals illegally. It will draw heavily on some incidents of the recent past and will be presented in a strongly commercial format. G. Dhananjayan, the chief of South Business, Disney UTV said that this film is going to be a “very different combo” with Arya and Vijay sharing screen space and directed by Jhananathan.

This will be the third time that the two actors will be seen together in a film. Arya and Vijay Sethupathi had shared screen space earlier inVettai and Settai. The search for a third hero and the leading lady is still under way.

Ileana D’Cruz may be paired with Salman Khan

The luscious beauty for Goa, Ileana D’Cruz has captivated her audience with her role in Barfi. The actress made her appearance in the Tamil film Kedi where she shared screen space with Ravi Krishna and Tamanna. The report is that she has now been signed on for Bollywood movie and she will be working with none other than Salman Khan.

The rumor is strong that Suraj Barjatya is going to make his next movie in 2014. The title of the film is Bade Bhaiyya. Salman and Ileana has been signed on for the movie.

A source told a leading daily, “Things have been kept under wraps, but Illeana has been cast opposite Salman for Bade Bhaiyya and also she had blocked her dates.” However, when Sooraj was contacted for confirmation, he said, “No, not true. The lead actress is not yet finalized. The title is also not Bade Bhaiyya. We haven’t decided on a title as yet.” The spokesperson for Ilena also said, “We haven’t been approached for Sooraj Barjatya’s film.” However, Salman has reportedly put the shooting of the sequel of No Entry on hold to make time for this film.

The source said, “It’s obvious that no one will confirm anything at the moment as it’s too early.”

Prakash Raj to make Ulavacharu Biryani

Prakash Raj is a multitalented actor with a passion for directing, though not all of his films have met with success at the box office. His latest effort, Dhoni won awards and acclaim, but failed to win over the audience. Now, Prakash Raj is once more getting ready to direct a film and he will also be appearing in the lead role.

The film is the superhit Malayalee Rom-com titled Salt and pepper. The film portrays a love story spanning two generations, deals with the concept of loneliness and food plays an important role in the story. That is why the tagline ‘Love is cooking’ has been given to the Telegu version of the film which will be named Ulavacharu Biryani. Though it is not confirmed, Prakash Raj will probably pair against Sneha in the film.

Prakash Raj is both directing and producing the film in three languages – Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. The Tamil version will be titled Un Samayal Arayil. The casting and name of the Kannada version is still being processed.

According to sources, Ilayaraja will be composing the music of the film while celebrated lyricist Sirivennela Sitharamasasthry will be penning the songs.

Suriya and Samantha teams up for new untitled film

There is a good news for Tamil cinema. The gorgeous Samantha has been roped in to play the lead opposite the handsome hunk Suriya in a film directed by Linguswamy. The director is known for his previous films like Paiyya and Vettai. The film is also being produced under his own banner, Tirupathy Brothers. The preproduction works are going on in full swing.

Yuvan Shankar Raja will compose the music for the film and celebrated cinematographer Vijay Milton has been signed for the project. Milton is well known for his previous work in Vazhakku En 18/9, Kaadhal, Vana Yudhdham, Autograph and Deepavali

Favorite actress of tamil industry ,Samantha plays the lead role in the movie. Her Naan Ae with Nani and Sudeep was a smash hit. Currently, she is working on a mega budget film with Pawan Kalyan after which she will start shooting for this film. Meanwhile, Suriya is now busy in South Africa shooting for Singham 2. The shooting of the new film is set to start in August. It is as yet untitled.

Suriya is also working on Dhruva Natchathiram directed by Gautham Menon and produced by Photon Kathas.

Vijayakam Brothers – Ajith’s latest venture

Ajith has started his 54th film Vijayakam Brothers. It is a story of four brothers and supposed to be a complete family entertainer. The story is rumored to be a remake of the super hit Malayalam movie, Valyettan which was directed by Shaji Kailas. Ajith is going to play the role of responsible elder sibling who looks after his three younger brothers. This role was played by Mammootty in Valyattan.

According to sources, “Ajith is playing the role of a responsible elder brother, who lives for his three siblings. The film will be a complete family entertainer.” Tamannah will be starring opposite him in the film.

The film is directed by Siva who has already become well known for his Siruthai. It is being produced by Vijaya Productions to celebrate the centenary year of its founder, B Nagi Reddy. Music has been composed by Devi Sri Prasad while Sohail, Raman, Munish, Bala, Vidarth and Vidyullekha will be seen in major roles in the film. Suza Kumar, the petit beauty of 20 is going to appear opposite Vidharth and she is very excited to be a part of an Ajith film. According to rumor, part of the film will be shot in Europe.

Tamil film Jilla shooting starts at Madurai

Director Nesan’s Tamil film Jilla ‘s shooting has kicked off on Monday in Madurai . Ilayathalapathy Vijay,Mohanlal , Kajal,, Mahat Raghavendra , Poornima Bhagyaraj, Thambi Ramaiyah , Niveda Thomas are goin to star in this film. According to the director , Kajal , Mohanlal and a few others will be part of the shooting schedule of Monday , which will continue for the next two weeks; while Vijay and the others will be joining them in the opening week of June. Actually Thalaivaa is yet to wrap up and hence his late entry in the shooting schedue.

A major part of Jilla is supposed to be shot at Madurai including other locales like Chennai, Andhra Pradesh, etc. Sources confirm that Niveda will be playing the youngest sister of Vijay , a rural character (unlike his previous movies) and Mohanlal plays his father . It has also been speculated that Thomas’s character will be an important one, who will encourage her brother to be successful.

Tentatively, the movie is set for a Diwali release but it might get postponed to Pongal 2014.

R.Ganesh has been roped in for cinematography while R.B.Chowdary, its music composer , is also the producer.

Nayan to be casted in ‘Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal’

An upcoming movie of SR Prabhakaran is titled ‘Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal’. The director of the movie has revealed the fact that Kollywood’s hot favorite actress has become humble and jerked off all her glamour and stardom in order to portray the role of the girl next door character. This has been done by the popular actress Nayanthara, who is doing this brilliant role just as an exploration of the immense acting talent that she has inside her. This upcoming movie, which is also an Udhyanidhi starree, the glam girl is going to play the role of a woman named Pavithra, who is a working woman of middle class background and in the course of her life falls for a guy named Kathirvelan.

The entire story has Coimbatore in its backdrop. The shooting of the film is currently taking place in Chennai where the entire cast and crew members are. Once Chennai’s shoot is complete the crew will be moving to Coimbatore for further shooting. In this film, the actress will not show the glamorous side of her even during the song sequences.

Kamal hasan back in his house

Kamal Hasan has been extremely busy since the release of his latest film, Vishwaroopam. This has been by far the most ambitious as well as the hard working project of the super actor. It had seen him struggle long and very hard. A piece of good news is that, the film has already managed to achieve a title of the 100 crore club member. Not only in India, which saw immense amount of audience flocking to see the film but the movie has also minted a huge sum of money from the screens of the foreign countries.

In an event that took place before the release of the film, the actor had confided in public that he had already mortgaged his house to the money lender. However, due to immense success of his film, he has been able to repay the money to the lender, a mortgaged it to a bank that has made it possible to repay the entire sum in easy installments. As the film is doing extremely well, we are all hoping that the actor will soon pay off his debts and get back to his house.

In the meantime, works for the sequel of the film Vishwaroopam has started and has been estimated to have a budget of 55 crore.

The Jayam brothers are back for the sixth time

The Jayam brothers are extremely popular in the South. Jayam Ravi is a very good actor while his brother Jayam Raja is a director. Recent reports have revealed the fact that the duo would be seen working together in an upcoming action drama which is yet to be titled. Raja has repored that this will be his seventeenth movie where he will be directing and this movie has come up after his last blockbuster hit, Velayudham.

They director has also revealed the fact that he and his brother are exploring new genres of movies in order to engage the public’s attention. This movie too is expected to bring out a great new path in the action and the drama category of movies. They duo have spend six months in scripting the entire story and made several changes in order to get the perfect screenplay for the film.

The brothers have worked with each other in various other films like the Jayam, Santhosh Subramaniam, M Kumaran S/o Mahalakshmi, Thillalangadi, and Unakkum. This new venture is going to be produced by AGS entertainments and the shooting is expected to start from May. Right now more crew members are being added to the film. The actor’s latest film Aadhi Bhagavan is all set to release this Friday.

Ajith’s next movie with A.R. Murgadoss: Rettai Thala

Thala Ajith, the popular South Indian hero has proved that he is a man of his words. Sources say that Vishnuvardhan had suggested initially that his ongoing directorial film as ‘Rettai Thala’. However, the actor had silently refused this offer. The actor had gone on to claim that more than the name of the film, its story as well as its script holds much more importance. The story has a definite position in the success of the film and takes up the level of standard of the actors as well. As a result, the title of the film was continuously been thought upon as there was no choice left. Sources also say there are people who have expected the title to be Valai.

However, finally after various consultations, reports have said that the final title of the film has been decided upon as Rettai Thala. It has also been proved that the actor is going to make the film in a great collaboration with A.R.Murgadoss. Official reports are yet to arrive. The actor has been earnestly requested by Murgadoss and it has been decided very well.

Thus, this film will see the great actor and Murgadoss working together after a very long time. Their fans have their best wishes with them.