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Episode 910 May 24, 2022

Expresso Regional Cinema News Update at 7.30 PM 24th May, 2022

You are listening to the Expresso Entertainment Update. Here is the latest news from the world of South Indian Cinema brought to you by The Indian Express.

The well-known Tamil actor-writer-director Radhakrishnan Parthiban has been under the spotlight in the India Pavilion in the International Village of the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. His 16th directorial outing, “Iravin Nizhal” or Shadow of the Night, won him instant admirers.

“Iravin Nizhal” stands out among all the Indian titles revealed in the Marche du Film–Festival de Cannes. It is a phenomenal cinematic achievement. It is a 100-minute, single-shot film with a non-linear narrative.

Parthiban’s daring labour of love plays out on 50-plus sets put across an area of 64 acres and follows a deeply flawed man over 50 years of his life.”
“Moving on, filmmaker Ajay Gnanamuthu announced the release date of his upcoming film “Cobra”, starring Vikram in the lead role. The film is set to open worldwide on August 11 this year.

“Cobra” has been in the making for a long time as its production was delayed due to the pandemic. The three-year shooting of the film was finally completed in February this year.

The teaser of Cobra suggested that Vikram plays a mathematical genius and he is wanted by international intelligence agencies for committing crimes using mathematical formulas. It has been hinted that Vikram will sport over 20 looks in Cobra. Cobra is Ajay Gnanamuthu’s third directorial outing after “Demonte Colony” and “Imaikkaa Nodigal”. The film will release in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi simultaneously.”

In the meanwhile, Kamal Hasan being the loved Tamil superstar has rounded up his opinions on “Vikram”. During the trailer and audio release function of the film, Mahesh Narayanan revealed that Kamal called him to share his opinion after watching Vikram. Kamal praised and Congratulated Lokesh. Mahesh Narayanan said at an event, “It’s not easy to get that kind of praise from him”.

Mahesh has been Kamal’s long-time collaborator. He had edited Kamal’s Vishwaroopam movie series. Kamal also noted that he was happy with Lokesh’s growth, from being his fan to directing him in a movie. Kamal said, “This association will continue.” Vikram is also the title of Kamal’s 1966 espionage thriller. However, the filmmakers have repeatedly clarified that there is no connection between these two movies.”
In some dismal news, Veteran actor-filmmaker T Rajendar, popularly known as TR, has been admitted to a private hospital owing to ill health. According to a News 7 Tamil report, T Rajendar has been undergoing treatment at Chennai’s Ramachandra hospital for the last few days. He is said to be out of danger and his son Silambarasan is expected to make a statement on his health condition soon. Simbu is, reportedly, even planning to take his father to Singapore for further treatment. An official confirmation on the same is awaited. T Rajendar, 67, made his entry in films in the 1980s and delivered several hit films during his heydays. He is an accomplished screenwriter, director, musician, and actor.
Moving on to peaking success rates, Actor Mahesh Babu has achieved magnanimously out of his latest release “Sarkaru Vaari Paata”. He is set to begin his next film with SS Rajamouli. Mahesh Babu spoke about how it is important for his films to have a “global appeal”. He cited Baahubali series as an example and expressed his desire to be part of such films. He commented saying, “It is extremely important for my work to have a global appeal. What the Baahubali series of films did was just sensational! We all are trying hard to have our films get a similar kind of global appeal and receive the same kind of reaction, love, and appreciation.”

Another upcoming film is generating some buzz. The name of the film is “Major”. It is an original Telegu film. The makers of this film have decided to have previews across various cities in the country starting this week. Actor Adivi Sesh, who has also written the movie, on Monday announced the news. The cast and crew of Major are already promoting the movie across the country. However, the makers seem to believe that just interviews are not enough to generate massive interest among moviegoers. They also believe a good word of mouth could just do the trick and give the movie a huge opening on June 3.”
“A lot has been happening in Tollywood. One of the big announcements is the upcoming release of “Major”. Ahead of the film’s release on June 3, the team of Major movie announced the pre-release film screenings for the audience across the major metros in India.

Sharing the news on his social media handles, actor Adivi Sesh in a statement said, “Major is releasing June 3rd, and Sandeep Unnikrishnan sir’s story is something that needs to be watched by every Indian. So for the first time ever in India, a big film has teamed up with BookMyShow to show the film to audiences across the country. Major will be shown in exclusive previews in various cities before the official release on June 3rd.””

And Finally, Actor Aadhi Pinisetty tied the knot with actress Nikki Galrani in Chennai. The marriage was an intimate affair, attended by their friends and family.

Nikki shared the photos from the wedding on her social media handles and wrote, “Celebrating Love. Getting married in the presence of all our well-wishers was truly a moment we’ll cherish forever. We seek for your blessings & love as we take on this new journey together.”

Actors Nani and Sundeep Kishan attended the wedding ceremony. Nikki Galrani wore a golden silk saree along with heavy gold jewellery while Aadhi was in a golden kurta with mundu. According to reports, the couple will host a lavish wedding reception for their film industry friends.”

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Expresso Regional Cinema News Update at 7.30 PM 24th May, 2022You are listening to the Expresso Entertainment Update. Here is the latest news from the world of South Indian Cinema brought to you by The Indian Express. " The well-known Tamil actor-writer-director Radhakrishnan Parthiban has been under the spotlight in the India Pavilion in the International Village of the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. His 16th directorial outing, “Iravin Nizhal” or Shadow of the Night, won him instant admirers. “Iravin Nizhal” stands out among all the Indian titles revealed in the Marche du Film–Festival de Cannes. It is a phenomenal cinematic achievement. It is a 100-minute, single-shot film with a non-linear narrative. Parthiban’s daring labour of love plays out on 50-plus sets put across an area of 64 acres and follows a deeply flawed man over 50 years of his life." "Moving on, filmmaker Ajay Gnanamuthu announced the release date of his upcoming film “Cobra”, starring Vikram in the lead role. The film is set to open worldwide on August 11 this year. “Cobra” has been in the making for a long time as its production was delayed due to the pandemic. The three-year shooting of the film was finally completed in February this year. The teaser of Cobra suggested that Vikram plays a mathematical genius and he is wanted by international intelligence agencies for committing crimes using mathematical formulas. It has been hinted that Vikram will sport over 20 looks in Cobra. Cobra is Ajay Gnanamuthu’s third directorial outing after “Demonte Colony” and “Imaikkaa Nodigal”. The film will release in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi simultaneously." " In the meanwhile, Kamal Hasan being the loved Tamil superstar has rounded up his opinions on “Vikram”. During the trailer and audio release function of the film, Mahesh Narayanan revealed that Kamal called him to share his opinion after watching Vikram. Kamal praised and Congratulated Lokesh. Mahesh Narayanan said at an event, “It’s not easy to get that kind of praise from him”. Mahesh has been Kamal’s long-time collaborator. He had edited Kamal’s Vishwaroopam movie series. Kamal also noted that he was happy with Lokesh’s growth, from being his fan to directing him in a movie. Kamal said, “This association will continue.” Vikram is also the title of Kamal’s 1966 espionage thriller. However, the filmmakers have repeatedly clarified that there is no connection between these two movies." In some dismal news, Veteran actor-filmmaker T Rajendar, popularly known as TR, has been admitted to a private hospital owing to ill health. According to a News 7 Tamil report, T Rajendar has been undergoing treatment at Chennai’s Ramachandra hospital for the last few days. He is said to be out of danger and his son Silambarasan is expected to make a statement on his health condition soon. Simbu is, reportedly, even planning to take his father to Singapore for further treatment. An official confirmation on the same is awaited. T Rajendar, 67, made his entry in films in the 1980s and delivered several hit films during his heydays. He is an accomplished screenwriter, director, musician, and actor. Moving on to peaking success rates, Actor Mahesh Babu has achieved magnanimously out of his latest release “Sarkaru Vaari Paata”. He is set to begin his next film with SS Rajamouli. Mahesh Babu spoke about how it is important for his films to have a “global appeal”. He cited Baahubali series as an example and expressed his desire to be part of such films. He commented saying, “It is extremely important for my work to have a global appeal. What the Baahubali series of films did was just sensational! We all are trying hard to have our films get a similar kind of global appeal and receive the same kind of reaction, love, and appreciation.” " Another upcoming film is generating some buzz. The name of the film is “Major”. It is an original Telegu film. The makers of this film have decided to have previews across various cities in the country starting this week. Actor Adivi Sesh, who has also written the movie, on Monday announced the news. The cast and crew of Major are already promoting the movie across the country. However, the makers seem to believe that just interviews are not enough to generate massive interest among moviegoers. They also believe a good word of mouth could just do the trick and give the movie a huge opening on June 3." "A lot has been happening in Tollywood. One of the big announcements is the upcoming release of “Major”. Ahead of the film’s release on June 3, the team of Major movie announced the pre-release film screenings for the audience across the major metros in India. Sharing the news on his social media handles, actor Adivi Sesh in a statement said, “Major is releasing June 3rd, and Sandeep Unnikrishnan sir’s story is something that needs to be watched by every Indian. So for the first time ever in India, a big film has teamed up with BookMyShow to show the film to audiences across the country. Major will be shown in exclusive previews in various cities before the official release on June 3rd.”" " And Finally, Actor Aadhi Pinisetty tied the knot with actress Nikki Galrani in Chennai. The marriage was an intimate affair, attended by their friends and family. Nikki shared the photos from the wedding on her social media handles and wrote, “Celebrating Love. Getting married in the presence of all our well-wishers was truly a moment we’ll cherish forever. We seek for your blessings & love as we take on this new journey together.” Actors Nani and Sundeep Kishan attended the wedding ceremony. Nikki Galrani wore a golden silk saree along with heavy gold jewellery while Aadhi was in a golden kurta with mundu. According to reports, the couple will host a lavish wedding reception for their film industry friends." "You were listening to the Expresso Entertainment Update from the world of South Indian Cinema by The Indian Express. Ask your digital assistant device to play the latest entertainment news from the Indian Express to stay up to date with the most accurate and reliable updates in the Entertainment world."
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