By, N.Thyagarajan

After his father created waves in Indian music industry with his evergreen tunes, now it’s the turn of the son to toe the line. Yes, Yuvan Shankar Raja, the younger son of Maestro Ilayaraja is going to Bollywood, thanks to his youthful tunes.

It is said that the junior Raja is scoring music for a Hindi film, which would have Sunny Deol in the lead. With futher talks are currently on, an official announcement is expected to be made soon.

Interestingly, Yuvan also has plans to compose a multilingual music album which would be marketed by a corporate firm currently busy with producing and distributing movies in Tamil industry.

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By, T.Sai Vignesh

When Vijay was a budding actor in Kollywood, it was Vijayakanth who gave him a fresh lease of life by making a guest appearance in Senthurapandi. Later, when Surya suffered a sabbatical, ‘Captain’ shared screen with him in Periyanna, a film that helped a bit to Surya’s career.

Similarly, Vijayakanth is now acting with Vikranth, cousin brother of Vijay, in Engal Asan. According to sources, it is said that the senior actor dons the role of a do-gooder in a village and helps Vikranth to enter wedlock with his ladylove.

Meanwhile, the positive feedback that his recent release Arasangam evoked has given Vijayakanth one more reason to smile. Following this, the actor turned politician has instructed Engal Asan director to shape up the film well.

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By, T.Sai Vignesh

For director Madhumitha, her maiden venture Vallaimai Tharaiyo would raise the eyebrows of many, thus making her to hog the limelight.

Says she, ‘the film with Parthiban and Chaya Singh in the lead portrays the pains and challenges of women. Unlike others who had earlier told same kind of stories, we tried to throw light on women’s plight in a commercial way. The film would surely work with the audience.’

Says Chaya Singh, ‘I had to take a break in Tamil since offer continously knocked my doors from Kannada and Bhojpuri industries. Vallamai Tharaiyo is the right movie to mark my comeback. I am happy that I had worked with an experienced actor-director like Parthiban.’

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By, T.Karpagam

It’s the turn of Kanika to enter wedlock this summer. The actress, who made her debut with Five Star would marry Shyam Radhakrishnan, a software engineer working in the US.

Family sources said that the wedding would take place on 16 June in a mariage hall at Mahalingapuram, Chennai. Leading stars and technicians of film industry would wish the couple at a grand reception to be hosted on 15 June in the same venue.

Apart from Varalaru, Autograph and Dancer in Tamil, Kanika had also acted in a Malayalam film titled Pazhasi Raja. She has also hosted a TV show for some time.

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Will the release of the Kamal starrer film Dasavatharam take place on June 6 as have been talked widely? One could give correct answer to the question, because the case foisted on the film producer and the director that the court should stop the release of the film because it might trigger some communal harmony. It is said based on the film's trailer, some community forces of Hindu filed a case with the court.

But according to the Oscar Film producer V.Ravichandran and the film's director K.S.Ravikumar who have stated that the story of the film was not based on any community or religions in particular. Instead, it brings harmony among various religions and hence requested the court to allow the release of the film.

The Oscar Film is expecting a favourable verdict from the court by the end of this month. Hence, expecting the favourable result, the film's producer announced the June 6th as the date of the release of the film throughout the world.

Let us wait and see.

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World famous Music Director A.R.Rahman is all set to receive the most prestigious award of his life. He will be presented with a lifetime achievement award by the International Indian Film Academy(IIFA). The award will be presented to Rahman on June 6th at a glittering function to be held at Bangkok.
The award is being presented to Rahman for his immense contribution to promote Indian Film Music abroad and for also making a mark in the International arena.The function will be attended by the likes of Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan among others

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Hong Kong action Hero Jackie Chan said on Friday he wanted to make a film aboutthe massive earth quake which hit china this month to raise money for victims.Jackie is best known for blockbusters like the "Rush Hour"series and "Drunken Master" but said the new project would represent a change of tone because he had been so deeply affected by what happened.
The official death toll from the quake, which hit Sichuan province on May12,is now over 55,000. It is China's worst disasterin a generation.Jackie told that he his going to have a meeting with some Directors,some script writers and discuss about the the movie because in this earth quake there are so many touching stories and he want through the movie, to show the whole world.He also want to salute the whole army of China.He added that the movie would "raise money for charity".
Jackie Chan donated 1.5million dollars to help earthquake victims and vowed to help rebuild schools affected by the disaster.

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Vishal has only one dream in his life. He wants to act with Trisha who has become more popular than ever before after the release of the Kuruvi film. Hence, he sent a word through someone that he was interested to act with her. But Trisha refused to act with him, stating that she was busily engaged with some Telugu films. But her real motto was that she should act with the front line heroes. When the news of this reached Vishal's ears, immediately he rang up to Trisha and said that he too is in the front line heroes series and warned her that if she was not prepared then he had look into the problem. Now Trisha is in utter confusion.

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Kamal Hassan’s Dasavatharam is all set to release on 6 of June worldwide with huge number of prints in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages. Himesh Reshammia composes music. Kamal Hassan donned 10 avatars in this film. Hollywood make-up artist Michael Westmore who was instrumental in creating Bharateeyudu get-up in Bharateeyudu film has worked for this film. He also worked for Hollywood projects like Rocky, First Blood, and Raging Bull etc. Kamal Hassan gave story, screenplay and dialogues for this film. Oscar K Ravi Chandra produces this film.

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Do you want act in films like Kasi, Sethu and Pithamagan? Or you want to do commercial films?
There is no mistake in doing commercial films. I am taking risk for doing various roles. If I go on acting in films like Kasi and Sethu, then my fans will get bored. So I want to different roles including commercial films.

Why your films always taking much time?
When I start to act in a film, I completely change as the character of the film. It is too difficult for me to come out of the character and act in other film in different character. So whenever I start to act for a film, I always think twice, before I act. Hence, there is always possibility of taking much time for every film in which I act.

People expect much from Kandasamy and it has been talked about widely?
I have done my role well. The character in this film is entirely different from that of other films. I have taken complete risk in the film.

We understand that you and director Ameer are jointly producing a film?
Soon the announcement about this will be made to all.

Please tell about some of the directors under whom you acted?
I must thank P.C.Sri Ram who alone made me as an actor. Director Bala made me to receive National Award. Director Tharani made me to appear in commercial film. Director Hari made me popular through Samy film.

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The Madras High Court adjourned the case filed by World Vaishnava Samrakshana Seva Sangham against the Tamil movie Dasavatharam to next week.

Govindha Ramanujadasar of the Sangam had filed a case with Madras High Court seeking to remove certain scenes from the movie which would result in a clash between the Vaishnavities and Saivities.
Also the statues of Hindu Gods were shown to be destroyed in the movie, he alleged.The petition came up for hearing before Judges Rajasurya and Sathyanarayana.

However the counsel for the movie’s producer Oscar Ravichandran informed the court that they have not received the notices in this regard.

As a result of which, the case was adjourned for hearing next week.Dasavatharam features Kamal Haasan in 10 different roles. It is produced by Oscar Ravichandran and directed by K S Ravikumar.

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Producer: OST Films International

Direction: VZ Durai

Camera: Mathi

Music: Srikanth Deva

Cast: Bharath, Meera Jasmine, Prem and Govind Namdev

Nepali is surely a different attempt from the new combination of young Bharath and Director VZ Durai. But the later has failed in using Bharath's hard efforts and thirst for doing different thing in right way. The story travels simultaneously in three different angles. But all about the same old vengeance based story with overdose of violence and blood. In other words, it is the crap version of Manmathan and Gajini.

Here is the story: Karthik ( Bharath) is a software Engineer, who meets Priya (Meera Jasmine) in Ooty. As expected, they fall in love and her family objects them. They simply elope and get married. But soon she is killed by a police officer (Raja Ravindar) when he tries to rape her. Later, the blame falls on Karthik. Soon Karthik kills the officer and goes to jail.

After completing his 6 years sentence, he comes out and turns into a serial killer. He targets men, who harass women at workplace with using different methods of killing. And after each murder, he gives the medical details of how the death happened in a weird voice with graphical work.

Gautham (Prem), the investigating officer tries his level best to nab the killer, though he leaves a note about the time and hints about his next target. The rest of the film explains the plans of police to catch the Killer.

Bharath appears in three different get ups and tries to do the justice to his commitment. Though the actor shows his acting abilities in many scenes, he can't perform wisely or attractively. The actual villain of the movie is the script that lets him down. Particularly, the make-up of a Nepali looks artificial. Meera's romantic scenes with Bharath are really hot.

Nepali, a different attempt on an unimpressive plot!

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Vinayan who is always fond exposing the difficulties faced by the physically challenged by producing various films, is now producing Naalai Namadhey. “I have produced En Mana Vaanil film to tell about the difficulties faced by blinds in the society. I have produced Arputha Theevu in support of the people who are born as dwarfs. I have explicated about Vinayan who is always fond exposing the difficulties faced by the physically challenged by producing various films, is now producing Naalai Namadhey. “I have produced En Mana Vaanil film to tell about the difficulties faced by blinds in the society. I have produced Arputha Theevu in support of the people who are born as dwarfs. I have explicated about their kind heartiness. This film will also do something for the physically challenged people" said the director Vinayan on the day of the film's inaugural functiontheir kind heartiness. This film will also do something for the physically challenged people" said the director Vinayan on the day of the film's inaugural function.

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Jackie Chan the Hongkong leading action hero who visited Chennai recently for the Dasavatharam audio cassette release function, did not mind carrying a brown colored paper after it was thrown on the stage. He not only carried it, but also gave it someone to throw it inside the dustbin. Similarly at a function organized for director Ameer, the mike sets did not work properly. Hence, Ameer himself removed the mike from the stand and gave it Jeyam Ravi for his valuable talk. He did the
same for compere Priya. Jackie has taught a lesson to all those who claim themselves that they were great.

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Pyramid Saimira Entertainment Limited, Singapore has recently purchased the world distribution rights of the Rajini starrer film Kuselan and its Telugu version for eleven years. According to the president Saminathan of the Pyramid, that he had seen people living in throughout the world welcomed the Super Star's films and said the Kuselan too would be welcomed in the same manner. He said the rights of the Telugu version of the Kuselan, known as Kuseladu was also purchased by the Pyramid. The Chief Executive Officer of the Saimira Entertainment Distributorship [Association Mukesh Mehtha said, that they were happy to work with Seven Arts Films and Kavithalaya Productions. Mukesh recalled that it was the ace director K.Balachander who alone introduced the Super Star in his film.

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The new mega-budget film Ali Baba is produced by Sekar and Sanjeev Kapoor on behalf of the newly floated company, Talking Times Movies Private Limited. Neelan K.Sekar is made debutant director for the film who also writes the story, screen play and dialogues of the film. The director earlier worked under director Vishnuvardhan. Vishnuvardhan's younger brother Krishna is the hero of the film. He has qualified in MBA from an American University. Earlier he appeared in films as child artiste. He appeared with his elder brother Vishnuvarthan in Anjali. He did the role of a child artiste in Iruvar too. Both the films were produced by Mani Rathinam. Janani a native of Mumbai is the debutant heroine of the film. Prakash Raj, Azhagam Perumal, Thilakan, Radha Ravi, Biju Menon, Comedy Jeeva, Manobala, and T.V.Lakshmi are appearing in the film. Cinematography is done by Dinesh Kumar who is an assistant to Hindi film cinematographer Vinod. Pa.Vijay, Nellai Jayantha and Yuga Bharathi write lyrics for the music of Vidya Sagar. The story is an action film. The shooting of the film took in Chennai and Pondicherry. The hero Krishna in this film acts as the son of Prakash Raj. Recently, the fighting scene of the film was filmed at a Chennai Fertilizer Company. The people who participated in the fighting scene soon tired after they start breath in the new environment. However, the shooting of the film went well. The story of the film is based on the sexual exploitation to women folk.

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Now it is again who just now had the misunderstandings with the Kettavan film producer. The shooting is in half way and Simbhu like the devil who goes back to drum-stick tree, has started his fightings with the producer. So far the producer had burnt Rs. 3.50 crore for the shooting of the film.

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Vishal celebrated the victory of his film Malaikottai on May 1st. The film completed 125 days and is still going successfully. Vishal chooses his roles with care and he is one of the Heroes who has nurtured his image carefully and it has paid him rich dividents at the box-offfice.

Now he is concentrating on Sathyam, his big ticket to superstardom. Nayanthara in this movie a television reporter who constantly tracks his activities and falls love with him. Music by HarrisJeyaraj.

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An enquiry with the actress Mallika Sherawat is to take place upon the charges of a member belonging to a local Hindu Party filed at the Chennai Periamed Police. According to the complaint, on the Dasavatharam audio cassette release function day actress Mallika Sherawat was seen on the dais with Jackie Chan wearing a skirt. The written complaint also states that the appearance in the dress was a disrespect shown to the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M.Karunanidhi who participated in the function, beside the film personalities like director K.S.Ravi Kumar, Kamal Hassan and many others who took part in the function on that day. Wearing a skirt was against the Hindu culture and code of conduct, the member in his complaint added. He had also sought that action should be initiated against the organisers of the function at the Nehru Indoor Stadium.

Following the complaint by the member of the party, it is expected that the actress would be called for an enquiry.

If wearing of a skirt in a function, that too a person appointed as the Personal Assistant to a Hongkong based actor is wrong, then, is there any code prescribed by the party? asks many who came across the event.

At the function Jackie Chan told in front of all, that the actress Mallika Sherawat is like his sister. Many who were present at the event did not comment, instead they were engrossed in the function's activities, it is said.

Luckily, there was no 'dress code' prescribed for the mothers who deliver babies in hospitals !

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