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The writer is a new media journalist with a keen interest in films, topics of popular interests and social media trends.

Jai Lava Kusa box office collection day 2: Jr NTR starrer continues to perform well
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Tollywood star Jr NTR's Jai Lava Kusa continues to perform well at the box office. It is set to become the fourth box office blockbuster of Jr NTR in a row. Overjoyed by the reception of his film at the box office, Jr NTR took to Twitter to share his happiness and thank his fans.

Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai teaser: Abhay Deol intrigues us with savage look in his Tamil debut
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Bollywood actor Abhay Deol has co-produced and played a cameo role in Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai. Actors Ashwin Kakumanu, Aishwarya Rajesh and Guru Somasundaram play important roles. Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai teaser promises a thriller.

Mersal teaser: Biggest reveals of Vijay’s characters we bet you missed
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

The teaser of Ilayathalapathy Vijay's upcoming film Mersal has taken the internet by storm. The teaser has also revealed some key plot details regarding Vijay's three characters in the film. The film is a revenge drama which is directed by Atlee. The film also stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Kajal Aggarwal and Nithya Menen.

Before Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, the Tamil cinema’s contribution to Indian politics
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Kamal Haasan, in the last few months, has been more clear about his political aspirations than his onscreen rival and off-screen friend of almost 50 years, Rajinikanth. Cinema and politics in Tamil Nadu have enjoyed a deep, long and thriving relationship for several decades now

Jai Lava Kusa movie review: The biggest plus of this film is Jr NTR
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Jai Lava Kusa movie review: First and major reason not to give Jai Lava Kusa a miss this weekend is the fact that for the first time fans will get to see Jr NTR play a triple role. Jr NTR has excelled at performing all three roles, while effortlessly switching between Jai, Lava and Kusa showing the stark contract in their characters.

Bigg Boss Telugu helped to get over impact of Jai Lava Kusa: Jr NTR
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Jai Lava Kusa is Jr NTR's most awaited film that will hit the screens worldwide on September 21. The actor said Bigg Boss Telugu helped him while doing this film, which is an emotional drama that unfolds between the triplets and is directed by K S Ravindra aka Bobby.

Jr NTR on Jai Lava Kusa vs Spyder clash: There is competition but not a war
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Tollywood star Jr NTR's Jai Lava Kusa has ramped up the expectations of the audience with its trailer recently. In the film, Jr NTR plays three different roles, which is a first in his career. The film will battle it out with Mahesh Babu's Spyder at the box office.

Spyder star Mahesh Babu: Only great directors can make bilingual films
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Tollywood star Mahesh Babu suggested that his film will be a box office blockbuster during pre-release event in Hyderabad. He thanked director AR Murugadoss for the film, which will mark his debut in Tamil. Spyder, an espionage thriller, stars Rakul Preet and SJ Suryah in lead roles.

Thupparivaalan movie review: A Vishal starrer you won’t regret watching
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Thupparivaalan movie review: Mysskin's 'Thupparivaalan' is heavily indebted to Sherlock Holmes series in terms of its settings. The director has been unapologetic in borrowing the characters from the world famous detective series and has tried to make them his own.

Bigg Boss Tamil: No eviction but Suja is made a ‘ghost’, Kamal Haasan speaks on his political entry
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Bigg Boss Tamil Kamal Haasan on Sunday have a strong political message to the viewers and electors of Tamil Nadu. Suja has been sent to a secret room in the name of eviction. Kamal also announced a new challenge for the week called "ticket to the finale.

Jr NTR: Jai Lava Kusa will make my fans very proud
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Tollywood star Jr NTR's Jai Lava Kusa will be releasing on September 21. The actor said the film will make his fans and family proud. Jai Lava Kusa trailer has already become a big hit with the fans even as it has been drawing rave reviews from the celebrities.

Jai Lava Kusa trailer: Jr NTR promises to deliver the best performance of his career
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Jai Lava Kusa trailer introduces us to the triplets, played by Jr NTR, who have different lifestyles and ambitions until their paths are crossed once again. While the trailer is getting love from all corners, ace filmmaker SS Rajamouli too took to Twitter to express his appreciations for the same.

Spyder audio release: Mahesh Babu is ‘excited and tensed’ about his Tamil debut
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Tollywood star Mahesh Babu will be making his debut in Tamil with Spyder, which is directed by ace-filmmaker AR Murugadoss. The audio of Spyder was released on Saturday at a grand event in Chennai. While Rakul Preet plays the female lead, actor Bharath will also be seen in the important role. Suryaha plays the main antagonist.

If there is Baahubali 3, I will be there, says Rana Daggubati
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

Actor Rana Daggubati opens up about the contribution of Baahubali franchise to his successful career in the film industry. Rana has also ventured into digital space with a web series. He has produced and acted in web-series called Social.

One Heart The AR Rahman Concert Film review: The documentary leaves us wanting more
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

One Heart: The AR Rahman Concert Film review: The documentary hardly moves away from the stage, where some of the brightest minds in the world of music are at work exploring the various possibilities and delivering more enthralling versions of Rahman's evergreen songs.

Yuddham Sharanam movie review: Nothing fresh about this Naga Chaitanya thriller
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

Yuddham Sharanam movie review: The Naga Chaitanya starrer follows a pattern that we have seen in various other films in the past. It has a young happy-go-lucky protagonist, whose life is easy and peaceful and one day a life-threatening incident threatens to destroy everything he holds dear.

C V Reddy becomes first Telugu filmmaker to head jury for India’s Oscar entry
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

It is for the first time in 60 years of FFI's history, a Telugu filmmaker will be heading the committee for the Oscars. It is worth noting that in 2012, CV Reddy was a member of the jury that selected India's Oscar entry. Visaranai, directed by Vetrimaaran, was submitted for Oscars last year but failed to get nominated.

Kamal Haasan to discuss Anitha’s suicide on Bigg Boss Tamil. Watch video
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Bigg Boss Tamil host Kamal Haasan has expressed grief over the death of medical aspirant Anitha. The 17-year-old from Ariyalur, killed herself on Friday, days after the Supreme Court directed the state government to select students for medical seats in government colleges based on NEET.

Baitikochi Chuste song teaser: Anirudh sings for Pawan Kalyan in his Telugu debut. Watch video
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

After taking the Tamil film industry by storm with his compositions, Anirudh Ravichander will be making his debut in Telugu cinema with the yet-to-be-titled film, starring Pawan Kalyan. The film directed by Trivikram Srinivas has Anu Emmanuel and Keerthy Suresh as female leads.

Pullikkaran Staraa movie review: This Mammootty starrer disappoints
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Pullikkaran Staraa movie review: The director could have done without the 'Tapp Tapp' song and an accident sequence that add no value to an already stretched out narration. Mammootty's Pullikkaran Staraa is not the film we were hoping to watch this Onam.

Velipadinte Pusthakam movie review: This Mohanlal film has its moments
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Velipadinte Pusthakam movie review: The Malayalam film, starring Mohanlal, Anoop Menon, Anna Rajan, Siddique and Salim Kumar among others, has its moments but it doesn't give us enough reasons to sit through this 157 minutes of drama.

Not Rajinikanth, but Kamal Haasan may be the first to enter politics
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Looks like Kamal Haasan may enter politics before Rajinikanth's makes his much talked-about political debut. Kamal has been highly critical of the ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu ever since the passing of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Velipadinte Pusthakam teaser: Mohanlal and team promises a laugh riot, watch video
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

The teaser of Velipadinte Pusthakam starring Mohanlal in the lead role, was released on Tuesday. The film, which is directed by Lal Jose, has Anna Reshma Rajan, Salim Kumar, Siddique, Priyanka Nair, Sarath Kumar and others in lead roles. It will release on August 31.

Mohanlal’s Odiyan shooting begins, filmmakers promise a ‘treat for audience’
Sat, Aug 26, 2017

Superstar Mohanlal plays the last surviving member of a tribal community called Odiyan in Kerala that lived in Palakkad-Malabar region. The film directed by Director VA Shrikumar Menon, has Manju Warrier and Prakash Raj in the lead roles. Antony Perumbavoor will bankroll the project.

Vivegam box office: Will Thala Ajith’s film earn Rs 100 crore in its opening weekend?
Sat, Aug 26, 2017

Thala Ajith's Vivegam has debuted by earning Rs 16.20 crore approximately in Tamil Nadu, where it opened on more than 700 screens. The film has grossed more than Rs 30 crore worldwide on its opening day. Vivegam, stars Ajith, Vivek Oberoi, Kajal Aggarwal and others.

Vivegam movie review: This Ajith starrer is a good popcorn entertainer
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Vivegam movie review: The film has good music, good visuals, high-voltage action sequences, picturesque landscapes and beautiful faces. Also add heartwarming moments between the characters of Ajith and Kajal Aggarwal to the list. Ajith and Siva get full marks for their efforts. 

Imsai Arasan 24am Pulikecei first look posters: Vadivelu film starts rolling, 2.0 makers bankroll the project
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

Director Shankar has unveiled the motion poster of Imsai Arasan 24am Pulikecei. The film starring Vadivelu in the title role will be directed by Chimbu Deven. Superstar Rajinikanth's 2.0 filmmakers, Shankar and Lyca Production, will produce this period comedy drama.

Solo songs: Dulquer Salmaan’s tracks are electrifying
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

It seems like all three musical numbers belong to the story of Lt.Rudra Ramachandran, one of four characters played by Dulquer Salmaan. He was introduced as a passionate lover with a rebellious attitude. Solo is directed by Bejoy Nambiar and it will release in Tamil and Malayalam.

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy first look: Chiranjeevi’s next promises a visual treat, watch video
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Megastar Chiranjeevi's Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy motion poster shows a rebel army led by Narasimha Reddy's lay siege to a fort occupied by British forces. And it promises to be a visual treat for the audience. The film also has a solid star cast, including Bollywood's titan Amitabh Bachchan.

Vijay, AR Rahman’s silver jubilee: Mersal audio release expected to be 2017’s biggest Kollywood event
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Ilayathalapathy Vijay's Mersal audio launch will take place at a grand event in Chennai on Sunday. Vijay made his debut as a hero with Naalaya Theerpu that came out in 1992. The same year ace-filmmaker Mani Ratnam's Roja also released introducing AR Rahman to the world.

Vivegam: Ajith and I share very good camaraderie, says Kajal Aggarwal
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Kajal Aggarwal will be sharing screen space with Thala Ajith in Vivegeam for the first time. Vivegam is one of the highly-anticipated films down south that is releasing this month worldwide. The first extensive trailer of the film that was released earlier this week went viral.

Mohanlal begins talk show Lal Salaam, promises a socially impactful show
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

With Lal Salaam, Mohanlal has joined the bandwagon of superstars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan who forayed into television business even as they ruled the big screens. This year Kamal Haasan and Jr NTR also made their debuts as TV hosts with the reality show Bigg Boss.

Okkadu Migiladu trailer: Manchu Manoj film on Sri Lankan civil war looks intense, watch video
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Okkadu Migiladu trailer: Manchu Manoj plays a double role for the first time in the film. He plays the controversial LTTE chief Prabhakaran and a student leader. Prabhakaran was widely regarded as the head of a terror organisation that was leading a bloody insurgency in the island nation.

Anando Brahma movie review: This Tapsee Pannu film is a run-off-the-mill horror-comedy
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Anando Brahma movie review: We have seen most of the paranormal activities of Anando Brahma in many other films in the past. The template has remained the same for movies in the horror-comedy genre. And Anando Brahma is no exception.

Celebrating 42 years of Rajinikanth
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Rajinikanth became the Thalaivar of the masses by playing characters like a coolie, farmer, waiter and auto rickshaw driver. From flipping his cigarettes to his brisk walk, he established his own brand of style. At 66, the actor is trying to break away from the regular fare by collaborating with young filmmakers.

Paisa Vasool trailer: Nandamuri Balakrishna promises an over-the-top action film, watch video
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Paisa Vasool trailer gives a sneak peek into the madness of what director Puri Jagannadh has created in form of Nandamuri Balakrishna's character. Shriya Saran, Vikramjeet Virk and Muskan Sethi play female leads in the film. It is Puri Jagannadh's first directorial outing with Balakrishna.