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Episode 1650 November 24, 2022

Expresso Regional Cinema News Update at 7:30 pm on 24th November 2022

Listen to the latest news from South Indian Cinema by the Indian Express where we talk about Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has reportedly been admitted to Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SMRC) hospital in Porur, Chennai, after complaining of uneasiness and fever. We look at another big story: Actor Sivakarthikeyan recently met Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar. The former made sure that he kept his fans in the loop of the meeting and shared a picture with the Thunivu star. Stay tuned to find out more about how Adivi Sesh is back as the cop Krishna Dev in HIT: The 2nd Case, a sequel to the hit 2020 film directed by Sailesh Kolanu.

Expresso Regional Cinema News Update at 7:30 pm on 24th November 2022Listen to the latest news from South Indian Cinema by the Indian Express where we talk about Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has reportedly been admitted to Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SMRC) hospital in Porur, Chennai, after complaining of uneasiness and fever. We look at another big story: Actor Sivakarthikeyan recently met Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar. The former made sure that he kept his fans in the loop of the meeting and shared a picture with the Thunivu star. Stay tuned to find out more about how Adivi Sesh is back as the cop Krishna Dev in HIT: The 2nd Case, a sequel to the hit 2020 film directed by Sailesh Kolanu.
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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.
"Let's begin with news on Rajinikanth, who made a splash at the recently-held live concert by composer Deva. The video of Rajinikanth making his way to the stage with the title track of Baasha blaring in the backdrop has gone viral

At the event, Rajinikanth spoke about his long-time association with Deva. The composer has given some of the most memorable musical hits in Rajinikanth’s career.

He said: “Singapore President Nathan was born and raised in Malaysia but his roots were in Tamil Nadu. When he passed away, his last wish was to perform his last rites to Deva’s Thanjavooru Mannu Eduthu song from director Cheran’s film Porkkaalam."""
"Meanwhile, Hansika Motwani is all set to marry her fiance Sohael Khaturiya on December 4. The pre-wedding festivities kick-started with a Mata Ki Chowki function that took place in Mumbai on November 22.

Hansika was seen in a red saree while Sohael Khaturiya twinned with Hansika in a red sherwani with mirror details. Photos and videos from inside the function have been shared on social media by the hosts, the guests, and also on the fan pages of the actor.

In one of the photos from the Mata Ki Chowki, Hansika and Sohael can be seen posing with the actor’s brother Prashant Motwani. "
"Amazon Prime Video on Tuesday unveiled the trailer of its latest Tamil web series Vadhandhi – The Fable of Velonie. Written and directed by Andrew Louis, the series is bankrolled by Pushkar and Gayatri. Vadhandhi follows a murder investigation that happens in the countryside.

In his digital debut, SJ Suryah plays the role of a cop, who becomes obsessed with an investigation. Judging from the trailer, he takes the investigation not as part of his job but as a personal mission. Towards the end of the trailer, we can see that the case has become very personal as he forgets his duty as a defender of the law and talks about beating the perpetrator to death with his bare hands."
"Meanwhile,

Tollywood cinema fans get all excited whenever Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan come together for any occasion. One such meeting happened when Pawan paid a visit to the sets of his brother Chiranjeevi’s film Waltair Verrayya to hear the upcoming song from the film, “Boss Party”.

Mythri Movie Makers, the production house behind the movie, shared pictures from the sets on social media. In the photos, Chiranjeevi is all dolled up in casual partywear. On the other hand, Pawan, clad in casual Indian wear, is seen listening to the song.

Sharing the photos, the director of the film, Bobby wrote, “A Huge moment to be Cherished forever. My 2 Mos tfavourite persons Megastar @KChiruTweets garu & @PawanKalyan garu by my side."""
"In other news: Telugu actor Srikanth Meka put speculations about his troubled marriage to rest. The actor even threatened to take legal action against those who spread such misleading news about his personal life. He also recalled that this was not the first time he has fallen prey to such a viral hoax.

He said: “Who is spreading such rumours? Previously, they spread rumours about my death, causing great anxiety among my family members. They have now created a nuisance by claiming that we are divorcing due to financial difficulties. My wife was concerned and showed me the messages that had been forwarded to her. I comforted her by telling her not to take them seriously."" "
"Actor Allu Arjun and his wife Sneha‘s daughter Arha turned six on Monday and the actor ensured that the birthday celebrations were grand. From drawing sessions to pink décor, the birthday party of Arha had it all.

In one of the videos posted by Arjun, Arha is seen drawing with her friends, sitting around the table and enjoying her birthday party. In another picture, Arjun gives a glimpse into the party décor, with the cake-cutting area decorated with pink, and yellow balloons and butterflies.

Allu Arjun had earlier also shared a cute video of Arha, in which she is complaining about insects. "
"In other news,

A new poster of actor Naga Chaitanya’s upcoming movie was released on Tuesday. The “pre-look poster” features Chaitanya in a cop uniform as he is overpowered by a group of men at gunpoint. We can only see Chaitanya’s eyes, which are devoid of any fear or doubt. It suggests that no matter how much beating he’s subjected to, he can fight all day.

However, the poster shares an eerie resemblance to actor Bob Odenkirk’s blockbuster Nobody. The first-look poster of the Hollywood film, about a middle-aged man grappling with a mid-life crisis through a series of street fights, also featured Bob in a similar predicament with a bruised face amid raining fist-blows."
"Moving on,

Filmmaker V Vijayendra Prasad was among the Indian film personalities who were felicitated at the 53rd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). He also presided over a masterclass called ‘The Master’s Writing Process’ on the sidelines of the event. Addressing aspiring filmmakers, he shared a few insights about his process for writing for movies.

V Vijayendra Prasad, according to the Press Information Bureau, said, “I don’t write stories, I steal stories. Stories are there around you, be it epics like Mahabharat, Ramayan or real-life incidents, there are stories everywhere. You need to represent it in your unique style,” The celebrated scenarist has penned stories for blockbusters such as the Baahubali series, RRR, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Magadheera."
"Lastly,

The trailer of Amala Paul’s upcoming movie The Teacher was released on Monday. Judging from the trailer, it seems that the film revolves around a woman, who falls prey to an online scandal.

In the movie, Amala plays a drill instructor employed at a school. And she also seems to have a happy personal life complete with a caring husband. When all seems to be just perfect, tragedy strikes. A scandalous video, presumably involving her, goes viral. It turns her life upside down. From disappointing her husband to becoming a social pariah, she is put through a winger. However, the female protagonist is not locking herself in a dark room, hoping for a hero to arrive."

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