When someone who has assisted director Shankar on films like Endhiran and Nanban decides to make his formal entry to direction with a romantic film with more than a dash of humour one would be surprised right? Well not if the person turns out to be Atlee who apart from being influenced by Shankar’s films is also a fan of Mani Ratnam and Gautham Menon, something that one would understand after watching Raja Rani, Atlee’s first film as director. Continue reading
Tamil filmmaker A.R.Murugadoss is now popular all over India thanks to Ghajini (2008), a remake of his own Tamil film of the same name and his recent Tamil blockbuster Thuppakki which is being remade in Hindi as well. In the meanwhile in a very smart move he had also turned producer with a 3 film deal with Fox Star Studios. Continue reading
The Kollywood star system in recent past has become a totally overpaid and overhyped factory churning out one dud after the other. This is a three pronged problem with limited script bandwidth, over inflated star egos & packets, and so-called ‘Midas touch’ directors who are under pressure to deliver from the minute they even think of a project. Amidst this backdrop, A.R.Murugadoss and Vijay were always set to have one heck of a tightrope to walk on, especially considering ARM’s rather weak 7am Arivu and Vijay’s search for that exclusive masala blockbuster of ‘Ghilli’ and ‘Pokkiri’ proportions. Continue reading
Vijay’s forthcoming film Thuppakki has been in the news right from the time the project was announced. With names like A.R.Murugadoss, Santosh Sivan, A.Sreekar Prasad etc it looked like Vijay had made a good move by signing the film. And then there was the title controversy as Team Thupakki and Team Kalla Thuppakki were locked in a legal battle over the title which got resolved recently in favour of Thuppakki. Continue reading
Today being a National Holiday ( May 1st ) Tamil Cinema has chosen to showcase something or the other related to 3 upcoming films. While Ajith‘s Billa-2 is slated to have its audio launch later in the day the 1st look of Kamal Haasan‘s Vishwaroopam ( Vishwaroop in Hindi ) and Vijay‘s Thupakki have also been released on this landmark day. Continue reading
Note-”Suspension of disbelief,” remember you would need this a lot while watching this movie.
7am Arivu is A.R.Murgadoss’s homecoming after his foray into Telugu and Hindi Film Industry with Stalin and Ghajini respectively .Here he teams up again with Suriya. Continue reading
The much awaited film from A.R.Murugadoss, 7 am Arivu starring Suriya and Shruti Haasan is finally due for release for Diwali ( 26th October ). Suriya apparently plays 3 characters in this film- a circus artist, a scientist and a Buddhist monk based in China in the 14th century. Continue reading