Manoj Kumar R

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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.

Largo Winch director to sue Pawan Kalyan’s Agnyaathavaasi team for plagiarism
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

T-Series, which had the remake rights of director Jerome Salle's 2008 film Largo Winch, had sent a legal notice to the makers of Agnyaathavaasi for alleged copyright violations.

Suriya’s film with Selvaraghavan, Dhanush’s Maari 2 start rolling
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Maari 2 is the sequel to Dhanush's 2015 gangster drama, which was also directed by Balaji. Suriya's maiden collaboration with Selvaraghavan is tentatively titled Suriya 36.

Carbon movie review: The Fahadh Faasil starrer is a must-see
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Carbon movie review: Venu has maintained a firm grip on the storytelling and beautifully brings out emotional conflicts in the characters in a well-written screenplay. Carbon is an engaging adventure film that should not be missed.

Raju Kannada Medium movie review: Gurunandan and Sudeep starrer is entertaining
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Kiccha Sudeep as Deepak Chakravarthy convincingly fulfills the only purpose why the director brought him on the team. He gives the much-needed star attraction to the film, which mainly has up-and-coming actors..

Malayalam actor Rima Kallingal’s speech on feminism is powerful
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Rima Kallingal made her speech on the blatant discrimination and ill-treatment faced by women in the Malayalam film industry. Her speech was so 'presidential' that many suggested she should run for the President's office in the next elections.

Mammootty writes heartfelt note to Pranav Mohanlal, welcomes him to Malayalam cinema
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Mammootty posted a heartfelt message for his junior, Mohanlal's son Pranav Mohanlal, describing him as one of his own children. Pranav's debut film Aadi and Mammootty's next film Street Lights are due in cinemas on January 26.

In Pawan Kalyan’s name, fans assault Agnyaathavaasi critic on camera
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The victim's rant against Agnyaathavaasi was shared on Twitter enraging the so-called fans of Pawan Kalyan. A group of miscreants tracked down the teenager in question to a physical address, stripped him and beat him up

Street Lights trailer: Looks like Mammootty got his groove back
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Mammootty starrer Street Lights marks the directorial debut of cinematographer Shamdat, who has also shot Kamal Haasan's upcoming film Vishwaroopam 2.

NTR first look: NT Rama Rao’s biopic promises to be an intense political drama
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

NT Rama Rao's biopic will star Balakrishna in the lead role. The film is being directed by Teja, whose last film was also a political drama called Nene Raju Nene Mantri, starring Rana Daggubati.

Kannada actor-director Kashinath passes away
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Kashinath was a trend-setting director in the 1980s. He made his debut as a director with Aparoopada Athitigalu (1975) and his second film Aparichita (1978) became a big hit both commercially and critically.

Simbu is afraid of sharing screen space with Bigg Boss Tamil star Oviya
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Simbu said just working with Oviya on a song led to speculations that he will get married to Oviya. He added that doing a film with her will only add to the link-up rumours between them.

After 25 years, AR Rahman to return to Malayalam film industry with Prithviraj’s Aadujeevitham
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

AR Rahman will be scoring the music album for Aadujeevitham, starring Prithviraj. He will be also composing music for Vijay's next film, which will be helmed by director AR Murugadoss.

August Cinema bags Rajinikanth’s 2.0 rights for a record price in Kerala
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

According to reports, the Thiruvananthapuram-based film production company August Cinema has acquired the theatrical rights of 2.0 paying a huge price, breaking the record previously held by Baahubali: The Conclusion.

When Sachin Tendulkar didn’t recognise Chiyaan Vikram
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

On the work front, Vikram announced Mahavir Karna, a mythological film based on epic Mahabharata. The film will be directed by RS Vimal with an estimated budget of Rs 300 crore in Hindi.

Krishnarjuna Yuddham: Nani’s Dhaari Choodu is a party song
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Before Krishnarjuna Yuddham, Nani was last seen in Middle Class Abbayi (MCA), also starring Sai Pallavi, which released in December during Christmas holidays.

Happy Birthday Vijay Sethupathi: Five upcoming movies of Makkal Selvan
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Happy birthday Vijay Sethupathi: At 40, Vijay Sethupathi is one of the busiest actors in the Tamil film industry, who will soon also foray into Telugu cinema.

AR Rahman to score music for Sivakarthikeyan’s next
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Sivakarthikeyan's latest film Velaikkaran, which released during the last Christmas, mostly opened to favourable reviews from the critics and also did well at the box office.

Humble Politician Nograj movie review: Danish Sait starrer mirrors real world
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

The real victory of Humble Politician Nograj writers Danish Sait and Saad Khan lies in their effort to create a sensible film backed with a clear plot, story, screenplay and cleverly-written dialogues.

Jai Simha movie review: The Balakrishna and Nayanthara starrer is old wine in a new bottle
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

KS Ravikumar seems to have hit a saturation point in his career refusing to make movies in line with the changing times. His creativity and characters are stuck in the 1990s.

Ghajinikanth teaser: Arya plays a Rajinikanth fan with a memory disorder
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Arya starrer Ghajinikanth is directed by Santhosh P Jayakumar of Hara Hara Mahadev ki fame and is bankrolled by K.E.Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green. Composer Balamurali Balu has scored the music album for the film.

Raju Kannada Medium 2: Sudeep taught me a lot, says Gurunandan
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Gurunandan is quite excited about his upcoming film Raju Kannada Medium 2. The film also stars Kiccha Sudeep in pivotal role. His character would be introduced in the second half.

Danish Sait’s Humble Politician Nograj promises to be a groundbreaking movie in Sandalwood
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Bengaluru's popular radio jockey and stand-up comedian Danish Sait may not have imagined that one day an alter ego, that he created to prank his listeners on his show, would be made into a movie titled Humble Politician Nograj.

Agnyaathavaasi movie review: This film is strictly for Pawan Kalyan fans
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

The hero worship in Agnyaathavaasi is at a different level. Some character that dares to speak behind Abhisikth's back ends up experiencing a sudden and violent coughing or a temporary paralysis.

Chiyaan Vikram’s Rs 300 cr Mahavir Karna will be an international film, says RS Vimal
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

Mahavir Karna will have Chiyaan Vikram in the titular role and will be directed by filmmaker RS Vimal.

Naa Nuvve teaser: Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Tamannaah promise an engaging romantic film
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

Naa Nuvve has Nandamuri Kalyan Ram and Tamannaah in the lead roles. The teaser of the film, which is directed by Jayendra, looks promising.

KGF teaser: Yash’s period film looks ambitious and full of promises, watch video
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

Going by the teaser, Yash's KGF seems to revolve around the protagonist that leads a war of an oppressed class against its oppressors.

Watch Bhaagamathie trailer: Anushka Shetty gets thrown into a haunted house. Can she fight her fears?
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

Bhaagamathie trailer, starring Anushka Shetty, has landed. The film created quite a buzz with its first look poster, showing Anushka's left hand nailed to a wall.

2017: An unforgettable year for Malayalam female actors
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Parvathy had a brilliant run at the box office, award shows and she even dominated news space. Her performance in Take Off won her the best actor (female) award at the International Film Festival (IFFI) 2017.

2017’s best Telugu films: Arjun Reddy, Baahubali 2 and Hello in the list
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Here is my list of Telugu films like Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, Spyder and Jai Lava Kusa that managed to entertain us and had something interesting to offer within the spectrum of commercial films.

Eeda movie review: When love falls victim to politics of hatred
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

The Kannur Romeo and Juliet in Eeda don't share a sparkling onscreen chemistry that we expect to see in romantic movies. But, they convince us as the star-crossed couple.

Awe teaser: Nani lends voice to a fish, Ravi Teja is the voice of a bonsai tree
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Awe is written and directed by Prasanth Varma. The shooting of the film is completed and it is tentatively getting ready to release worldwide on February 2.

Here’s why Vikram is set to rule box office in 2018
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

All of Vikram's upcoming movies - Sketch, Saamy Square and Dhruva Natchathiram will take top slots in a movie buff's why-I-am-excited-about 2018 list.

Kammara Sambhavam first look: Dileep unveils his intense avatar
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Kammara Sambhavam first look: Dileep sporting an army uniform coupled with thick beard promises an intense action thriller.

Rajinikanth’s 2.0 teaser not releasing at ‘Star Night’ in Malaysia but it’s still biggest celebrity show in 2018
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 teaser will be releasing it in February in Hyderabad. The date will be announced by the end of this month.

The best Malayalam films of 2017: Take Off, Angamaly Diaries and Ramaleela find place in the list
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Between all the controversies and scandals, the Malayalam film industry also managed to produce some gems. Here are 10 best films that released in 2017. If you haven't watched them already, do it now.

Largo Winch director reacts to Pawan Kalyan’s Agnyaathavaasi copyright row
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

Tollywood star Pawan Kalyan's upcoming film Agnyaathavaasi has been reeling under controversy following the suspicion that the film was copied from French film Largo Winch.