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Rajini, Kamal condole Rishi Kapoor’s death

Rajini, Kamal condole Rishi Kapoor’s death

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Veteran actor, Rishi Kapoor, aged 67, was battling cancer for two years breathed his last at the HN Reliance Hospital in Mumbai on Thursday (April 30) morning. Rajinikanth took to Twitter to pay his tribute to the iconic star. He wrote, "Heartbroken ... Rest In Peace ... my dearest friend #RishiKapoor (sic)." Kamal Haasan took to Twitter to pay his tribute to his dearest friend and wrote, "Cant believe it. Chintu ji @chintskap. (Mr.Rishi Kapoor) was always ready with a smile. We had mutual love and respect. Will miss my friend. My heartfelt condolence to the family. (sic)."
Oh My Kadavule gets a biggie for Ashok Selvan

Oh My Kadavule gets a biggie for Ashok Selvan

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Following a good show in his last Ohy Kadavule, Ashok Selvan has signed his next movie with a newcomer Swathini, an assistant director to Suseenthiran. The movie is to be produced by Kenanya Films. Actress Niharika Konidela, who earlier debuted in Vijay Sethupathi's Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren will feature as the female lead. The project is touted to be of the fun rom-com genre, and the music will be composed by Leon James. Search is on for rest of the cast and crew.
Want to know updates about Ajith’s Valimai?

Want to know updates about Ajith’s Valimai?

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Ajith's next after Nerkonda Parvai is Valimai. Directed by H Vinodh, the project is bankrolled by Boney Kapoor under the banner Bayview projects LLP. Fans have been waiting for an update regarding Valimai for a very long time. Boney Kapoor has now broken the silence. In a breaking statement, he has said 'As the entire world fights Covid-19, Bayview Projects along with the concerned Artists and Technicians of our Films have mutually decided that we shall not do any PR activity or promote any film of ours till we overcome this critical time. Till then let us all together fight this battle.' Valimai’ has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja and cinematography by Nirav Shah, while Praveen KL has handled the cuts.
Nothing wrong in what Jyothika said, says Suriya

Nothing wrong in what Jyothika said, says Suriya

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Days after Jyothika's remarks on Thanjavur's Big temple became controversial, actor Suriya has come to her rescue. In a statement issued Tuesday, Suriya, said, 'Jyothika stated that like temples, all schools, and hospitals should be maintained. It was what saints like Swami Vivekananda had said'. Even Thirumoolar said the same. Those educated and learned will accept it, he said and added, 'We should consider schools and colleges as dwelling places of God. I thank all those who supported her. Let's sow the seeds of love'.
More Tamil films to release directly in OTT?

More Tamil films to release directly in OTT?

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With theatres shut and lockdown on following corona outbreak, the news of Amazon Prime reportedly acquiring right to directly release Ponmagal Vandhal starring Jyothika has brought cheer to producers while theatre owners are up in arms. There are reports that talks are on to buy five films by the OTT players which include a biggie soon. Even producers like J Sathish Kumar, Kalaipuli S Thanu among others supported the move to release small and medium budget movies in OTT. When asked, a prominent producer in Tamil cinema, says, ‘I am not sure whether there would be a hike in a number of movies being brought by them. The various television channels are repeatedly airing movies bought by them until recently. Also, OTT platforms are an added source of income for us and it is no alternativ...
Samantha prefers a simple birthday celebration

Samantha prefers a simple birthday celebration

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Actress Samantha turned 33 on Tuesday. And with lockdown following corona outbreak she chose to keep it very simple. Her husband and actor Naga Chaitanya baked a cake for her at their home in Hyderabad. She took to Instagram to share pictures and videos from her birthday celebration. Samantha shared a video of Naga Chaitanya baking cake for her in their kitchen. The post also features their pet dog, Hash. She wrote, 'Family.... (no points for guessing what I am praying for) (sic).' A prominent actress in both Tamil and Telugu, Samantha is part of several films in both languages which are in various stages of production. Here is the cute video for you
Movie Analysis: Marriage Story

Movie Analysis: Marriage Story

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MARRIAGE STORY Directed by: Noah Baumbach Writing Credits: Noah Baumbach Cast: Scarlett Johansson - Nicole Adam Driver - Charlie Alan Alda - Bert Spitz Albert Jones - Donna's Husband Azhy Robertson - Henry Barber Laura Dern - Nora Fanshaw Mark O'Brien - Carter Mary Hollis Inboden - Evaluator Wallace Shawn - Frank Genre:  Drama, Comedy, Romance Duration: 2hr 17minutes Language: English Synopsis: An incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. Divorce is described in Noah Baumbach’s masterful “Marriage Story” as death without a body. Something has been lost. There is grieving, anger, denial. In his personal and moving story, Baumbach captures the insidious nature of divorce, how two well-meaning ...
Rajini lends helping hand to film industry workers

Rajini lends helping hand to film industry workers

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Hundreds of Nadigar Sangam reeling under poverty following lockdown and cancellation of shootings were provided with essential including rice, oil, provisions for their livelihood, donated by actor Rajinikanth today. Remember the actor had already given Rs 50 lakh to FEFSI to help daily wage earners following lockdown.  Rajinikanth also sent rice bags in two tonnes to 1,500 struggling assistant directors. He also sent 550 bags of rice to Small Screen Artistes Association that would be given away to their members. Nadigar Sangam members thanked Rajinikanth for his timely help.
Amala Paul denies rumours of her marriage

Amala Paul denies rumours of her marriage

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Actress Amala Paul has denied reports that she was married to a singer recently and said that she would announce her wedding once her current projects were completed. Last month, wedding pictures of Amala Paul with her boyfriend Bhavninder Singh went viral on social media. Bhavninder had posted the pictures of their wedding with a caption that read ‘Throwback’ but deleted it later. She said, 'My wedding has some more time to happen. I am currently busy with films. Once they are done, I will announce my wedding. I spoke about my love. So I will speak about my wedding too. Until then, don’t spread rumors on my weddings. I will announce it when the time comes.' The actress said that she was working with Mahesh Bhatt for a web series in which she would be playing the role of Parveen B...
Theatre-owners upset over release plans of Jyothika’s film

Theatre-owners upset over release plans of Jyothika’s film

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Jyothika's Ponmagal Vandhal would the first to release directly in OTT (Amazon Prime), a section of the film industry has welcomed the decision, while a few have raised their arms against it. Welcoming the move, a prominent producer J S Sathish Kumar says that it is an opportunity to make some profit on the business by the producer. 'It should be appreciated. I am for it' he adds. TN Theatre Owners Association chief Pannerselvam says, ' We theatres screened their films over the years and helped them reach masses and make some money. When we are facing tough times, it is not right for them to ditch us and go away. We are worried. In such a case, we will not support or co-operate with them in future'.
Public Movie Analysis: HIT

Public Movie Analysis: HIT

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HIT Directed by: Sailesh Kolanu Writing Credits: Chanti Karani Cast: Vishwak Sen - Vikram Ruhani Sharma - Neha Murli Sharma - Ibrahim Brahmaji - Shinde Chaitanya Sagiraju - Rohit Genre:  Mystery/Thriller Duration: 2hr 06minutes Language: Telugu Synopsis: Thriller films are expected to have an edge of a seat concept, to satisfy the audience, and holding the attention from start to finish decides the movie's success. While a few films get somewhere close to that mark, many films fail big time in ticking what they intended to. With HIT, the director has hit the bull's eye. An investigative officer who takes on a special case which involves in the abduction of an 18-year old girl. Review: Vikram (Vishwak Sen) is an effective and intelligent investigat...
Vijay gives Rs 1.30 cr to corona relief works

Vijay gives Rs 1.30 cr to corona relief works

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Actor Vijay today announced donating Rs 1.30 crore for coronavirus relief measures.  The actor said he would donate Rs 25 lakh to the PM Cares Fund, Rs 50 lakh to Tamilnadu Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund, Rs 10 lakh to Kerala CM’s fund, Rs five lakh each to the relief funds of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Puducherry governments and Rs 25 lakh to FEFSI. Besides this, an amount is distributed to the fan clubs in order to directly help the affected people, sources close to him said.
What’s the latest update on Master?

What’s the latest update on Master?

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Vijay starrer Master was supposed to release this April. But due to corono outbreak and subsequent lockdown, it has been postponed. Buzz is that Master will simultaneously release in 5 languages - Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi whenever things get normal and cinema halls are opened. Popular multiplex chain Inox shared the details about  Master releasing in five languages, on their Twitter handle. Master, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj also stars Malavika Mohanan, Arjun Das, Shanthanu, Andrea, and Gouri G Kishan in pivotal roles. The movie has music by Anirudh and is bankrolled by Xavier Britto, along with Lalit Kumar and Jagadish Palanisamy.
Jyothika’s remarks about temples lands her in trouble

Jyothika’s remarks about temples lands her in trouble

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Actress Jyothika's remarks about Thanjavur Big temple at a recent award function has hurt the sentiments of Hindus. Speaking at the event, Jyothika, said, 'One wonders why such a huge amount was spent on Big temple (Lord Brahadeeswarar temple) in Thanjavur'. Going further, she urged people not to offer money as offerings to hundis kept across temples and rather use it for charity works. Her comments have not gone down well with many. Tamilkumaran, a scholar, says, 'Born and brought up outside Tamilnadu, she has no clue about Big temple. It is our pride. High time she learns about them from her father-in-law and a good orator Sivakumar'. Going further, he says, 'Money offered to hundis actually help feeds many hungry people.' S Ve Sekar, leaders of Hindu outfiits condemned Jyothika...