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Jai may work with Trisha in upcoming film

Tamil star Jai last pairing with an industry A lister had been 2013 for the film ‘Raja Rani’ where he acted with Nayantara. Now he has the opportunity to work another top actress of the southern industries, Trisha. According to industry sources, although Trisha has shown interest, she is yet to give a clear green light to the project.

The film titled ‘Podiyan’ will be directed by Manimaran of ‘Udhayam NH4’ fame. The film will be produced by Varun Manian of Radiance Media and Govindraj and Sushant Prasad of Film Department. The film’s music will be created by Vivek – Mervin who were behind the score of ‘Vadacurry’ in Jai played the lead too. Cinematography will be handled by Velraj. The official launch of the film is scheduled for August 15th.

Jai, in recent times has come under media spotlight in several occasions. Recently, his decision to follow Islam had raised many questions in the media and the industry. So far he has managed to give dignified answers to the posed questions while emphasizing the fact that it is a private matter of the matter. However he has got a lot of publicity recently and that may have worked in favor of his last release, ‘Vadacurry’.

Aarambam tamil movie review

The most awaited movie of Ajith “Aarambham” hit the silver screen today. This is the second time director Vishnu vardhan and Ajith are joining their hands after the huge success of the movie Billa in 2007 .Aarambham is a mass entertainer which highlights certain scam deals that happens across the country. The lead roles in the movie are played by Ajith as Ashok, Arya as Arjun,Nayanthara as Maya ,Tapasee as Anita.
Story plot
The movie starts with a huge bomb blast in Mumbai city and there by the super duper introduction of Ajith .After the introductory song of Ajith the movie turns in to a comical plot where Arya, Tapasee and Nayanthara were introduced.This scene is like Arya meeting his college mate Nayanthara at the airport and while they are in a chat Arya shares with her his love story and there after happens a kidnap sequence where Nayanthara and Arya will get kidnapped by some criminals these sequences leads the most entertaining first half. The first half of the movie showcases Ajith as a negative character i.e. he is playing the role of gangster who doesn’t cares for anything.

About the second half, the movie moves in to a flash back part ,which tells the real story of Ajith i.e. who was he? How he became a gangster? For what he is doing all this crimes? etc..After a sentimental flashback the movie gear up to become an action thriller mixed with mass dialogues, thrilling action sequences and unexpected twists.The later part of the movie can be enjoyed at the theaters near you.
Positives

  • Ajith’s multi appearance as a ATS officer and as a Gangster.
  • Arya’s multi appearance as a Fat boy and slim one really entertained the viewers very well.
  • Nayanthara excellently done her part as the heroine of Ajith.
  • Tapasee showcased an average performance.
  • The movie had also introduced many new faces to the industry.
  • Extra ordinary direction from Vishnu Vardhan
  • Super cinematography.
  • Thrilling second half

Negatives

  • Short term lags during first half
  • There is nothing new in the script even though they had tried to involve some thing new.

Verdict
An above average entertainer for which you can spend two and a half hour time with your friends and family in this festival season.

Rating : 3.25/5

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.

Thalaiva tamil movie review

Director AL Vijay is back with his latest project Thalaiva. The movie is crisp and action packed. The story revolves round Vijay whose father Ramu (played by Satya Raj) is the Anna of Mumbai. In fact. The film begins with Satya Raj’s character being introduced in Mumbai. His son, Vijay is being brought up in Australia. The first half of the film deals with the life of Vijay in Australia. A colorful performance is rendered by some breathtaking dance moves by Amala Paul in this half. Witty one liners delivered by Sanathanam are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. Finally, the first half ends with a circumstantial twist which forces Vijay to return to India.

The second half is more compact with lots of action and stunts. It deals with how Vijay is forced to step into the too big shoes of his father. Stunts are awesome though the climax is predictable. The film is fast paced, but if the length could have been cut by half an hour, it would have been better. The second heroin who appears only for a small time has added to the richness of the film.

Vijay has definitely excelled in Thalaiva though it is not the racy entertainer that we have come to expect from him. Amala Paul has come into her own in the film while the role of Sathya Ray has been powerful. Sanathanam has managed to deliver humor effortlessly while the other supporting cast has also done justice to their roles. Masterful work has been done by the camera by Nirav Shah. The music is not one of the high points of the film.

Rating : 3/5
Verdict :Above average ,Thalaiva is full of substance but it is definitely slow and is in danger of losing its audience half way because of the languorous pace.

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.