Ajith Kumar in A.R. Murugadoss’s “Rettai Thala”

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Director Murugadoss and Ajith to team up again in a film titled “Rettai Thala”. The title is not confirmed officially. Ajith Kumar’s blockbuster film “Theena “was directed by A.R. Murugadoss in the year 2001 and that supposed to be the director’s first film. The name Thala was popular from Theena. They both join again after 12 years in “Retta Thala”. Murugadoss is busy with his Hindi version of Thuppakki. Ajith Kumar is now shooting for Vishnuvardhan’s film followed by Siruthai Siva. Rettai Thala will be started on completion of these films.

Deepika Padukone in Chennai Express

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Bollywood Actor Sharukh Khan has great values for Tamil and its culture. He played and imitated few tamil heroes in his film Om Shanthi Om. In his recent film Ra One, he played a role of a person from Tamil Nadu. In his current project, Chennai Express – Deepika Padukone plays a role of a girl from Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu. Chennai Express is all about love between Deepika Padukone from Tamil Nadu and Sharukh Khan from North.


Ilayathalapathi Vijay and Mohanlal to team up for Jilla, a tamil movie

vijay in jilla - behind screensThe film is to be produced by R.B. Choudry under Super Good Films directed by a debutant Nesan. Jilla is said to have Vijay, Mohanlal and Kajal Agarwal in the lead roles. Mohanlal is already an established personality in Tamil Industry and his last movie was Unnai Pol Oruvam with Kamal Haasan.

Both Vijay and Mohanlal have their own fan followers in both the states. Ilayathalapathi Vijay has immense support in Kerala and his latest blockbuster Thuppakki broke all the records within few days after its release. The film would be started by April 2013. The music is to be composed by D. Imman.

First Academy Award nomination for a Tamil Song

bombay jayashree - behind screensBombay Jayashree, popular classical singer is nominated for her lullaby in Life of Pi at 85th Academy Awards 2013. The song has been written and sung by Bombay Jayashree. She is the first Carnatic singer nominated for Oscar.

Jayashree says, I was not expecting for the nomination, but I’m very much excited that the film has 11 nominations this year. I was guided by the director Ang Lee at every step while working for this song. This is a very simple lullaby that a mother could sing for her baby.

Super Star Rajini Kanth and Director K.V. Anand

k v anand - behind screensDirector K.V. Anand is all set to direct the great actor and Super Star Rajini Kanth in his next film. Every director’s dream will be to direct the veteran actor Rajini Kanth and it is now happening for K.V. Anand. The music is to be composed by Haris Jayaraj. K.V. Anand and Haris are a block buster combination already. The film is produced by AGS banner.

Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam

vishwaroopam Kamal - behind screensTamil Nadu state Government has banned Vishwaroopam for 15 days. This is because of the rivalry from Muslim community though Kamal Haasan has explained there are no thoughts against them. Vishwaroopam has been screened in Malaysia today and there is a huge response from the audience. The reviews are great and there is a complete positive response.

2013 – Expected Releases

The most expected movie of this year is Super Star’s Rajinikanth’s “KOCHADAIYAN “. This film is directed by Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya R Ashwin. This film is India’s first motion captured film.


The next most awaited film is Kamal Haasan’s “VISHWAROOPAM “. With equal support and oppositions this is film is released via DTH facility on 10th JAN 2013 and will be on theatres from 11th JAN 2013.


Maniratnam’s “KADAL ” has created remarkable expectations in film industry and audience. The story and dialogue is written by the legendry writer Jayamohan.  Maniratnam has taken the responsibility of Screenplay and Direction.  Tunes by AR Rahman have already created records in audio sales. Alaigal Oivadhillai fame Karthik’s son Gautham and Radha’s daughter Thulasi plays the lead role in the film.


PARADESI – Directed by Bala is based on the novel “Eriyum Panikaadu “. The film will definitely have Bala’s regular punch. The trailer has created great expectation already. PARADESI is Adharva’s second film and he would enter the finest Heros list.


Director Shankar’s next film is “I “starring Cheeyan Vikram and Amy Jackson.  The details of the film are kept as secret as usual. Kollywood guesses that this film will be Shankar’s first thriller.


Actor Surya is waiting for a blockbuster by his next film “SINGAM 2 “. The film is written and directed by Hari. Surya plays the role of police inspector and this would be the only reason for the title “SINGAM 2”. Director says there are no other similarities in the story or screenplay as in his previous film “SINGAM”.


Ilayapathy Vijay’s next film is directed by A.L. Vijay. The film is yet to be titled. Vijay is pairing Amala Paul in it. Similarly, director Vishnuvardhan is directing Ajith Kumar and the film is yet to be titled. The lead heroine of the movie is Nayanthara.

Karthi Sivakumar has 2 films on a row, ALEX PANDIAN and BIRIYANI. Alex Pandian is directed by Suraj and music by Devi Sri Prasad. This film has the successful combo of Kathi and Comedian Santhanam.

BIRIYANI is directed by Venkat Prabhu, Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. This film is 100th film for Yuvan Shankar Raja.

MARIYAN – meaning ‘ a human of no death’. MARIYAN is directed by Bharat Bala, one of the greatest friends of A.R. Rahman. The story of the film starts from Tamil Nadu and travels to South Africa. Dhanush plays the role of a fisherman and Parvathy plays the lead heroine.

Actor Jiiva has 2 films on a row, ENDRENDRUM PUNNAGAI and DAVID. Apart from these two films, Jiiva joins actor Jayam Ravi in a film directed by Jaganathan.

Actor Jayam Ravi all set to rock in two films, Ameer’s AADHIBAGAVAN and Samudhrakani’s NIMIRNDHU NIL.

Few other films expected to be released this year are:


Selvaraghavan’s IRANDAAM ULAGAM – Starring Aarya and Anushka

Bharath’s 555 – Directed by Sasi

Vishal’s Samar and Madha Kaja Raja