May 18, 2012
The buzz is getting bigger day by day. Ace director Shankar is all set to start his next film with Vikram, with whom he had delivered a stupendous hit like ‘Aparichithudu’. Shankar had already met Asin who had shown her interest to work in this project. Who would say no if Shankar gives a chance in his movie considering his unimitable track record. The film is said to be titled ‘Elections’ in Telugu and ‘Thendral’ in Tamil as the Tamil government does not allow for English titles. Sources say that this film is based on election commission and cash for votes.
Shankar’s all films were big budget extravaganzas. The Ace director is said to have zeroed in on a big producer who will not ask questions about budget. This combination of Shankar and Vikram will start rolling by the last quarter of the year if things goes well. Vikram has to complete ‘Thaandavam’ first and then he will join Shankar, who has already completed fixing locations.
The last time these two extra ordinary artists worked together they created a magic on-screen called ‘Aparichitudu’. Shankar projected the extra ordinary acting skills of Vikram in this film. But these days, his creations are not able to earn audience applause. His much hyped Rajinikanth starrer ‘ROBOT’ has created a history in Indian film industry not only technically but also commercially but was not up to the mark of the audience appreciation. His recent film, a remake of ’3 Idiots’ failed and it was mere below average flick both in Telugu and Tamil.
Now, Shankar is back to his genre of making films targeting social issues. His new script deals with the loopholes of Politics, this time. The title ‘Elections’ itself is in such a way that highlights the meaning of Indian Politics. With new talents coming up and making their mark in the Industry, Shankar has to concentrate on this film in order to sustain his numero uno position in this industry. Shankar had already ruled out possibilities of another remake post Nanban when the news of Vikram signing up under the director came as a pleasant one.
Noted authors Suresh and Bala who write with the nick-name ‘Suba’ would be penning the film’s script and dialogues. Composer AR Rahman who delivered the blockbuster hit Enthiran, confirmed his teaming up with Shankar early on. Rahman calls this year his comeback to Tamil movies as he has mega projects lined up, including Mani Ratnam’s ‘Kadal’ along with the Shankar’s film. Cinematographer PC Sriram will handle the cinematography wing for this political thriller.
February 8, 2012
Deepika Padukone who is suppose to act for the film “Rana” along with Rajini Kanth is desperate about losing the chance, as the film shed off right after its inception when the Superstar Rajini Kanth took ill in April 2011 and is now very happy to learn that is she is selected as the female lead in Rajini Kanth’s new venture “Kochadaiyaan” which is being directed by Rajini’s daughter Soundarya Dhanush Rajinikanth.
Soundarya Rajinikanth have confirmed about the heroine selection on Twitter and says “Guys. Deepika padukone confirmed to play appa s pair in Kochadaiyaan great to have you back with us @deepikapadukone :) big hug!”
However earlier to the selection, the Kochadaiyaan team is in talks with Katrina Kaif and other Bollywood beauties and it is heavily rumored that Kat will play the female lead in the movie but now Deepika Padukone has managed to bag this film in her credit over riding the options of Katrina Kaif.
CHECK: First Look of Kochadaiyaan
Kochadaiyaan (which means Pandya King) is being produced by Eros Entertainment & Media One Global, and Music is provided by the Oscar award winning composer A R Rahman. Sarath Kumar, Sneha (playing the role of Rajini’s sister in this movie), Aadhi, Jackie Shroff and Nassar will be seen in other prominent roles. We have earlier reported that Kochadaiyaan will be the first 3D film which is shot using performance capturing photo realistic technology in India and the same team who have worked for ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ are working for this film.
February 7, 2012
The handsome hero of yesteryear, Arvind Swamy is making a comeback to the silver screen with ace director Mani Ratnam’s new flick ‘Kadal -The Sea’. Former Tamil actor Karthik’s son Gautham and Samantha are the lead actors in Kadal- The Sea.
Arvind Swamy who is returning to the silver screen after six long years will don the role of heroine’s father in the movie. Along with Arvind Swamy, Arjun and Lakshmi Manchu play the supporting roles in Kadal. The music for the movie is provided by Oscar award winning music director A.R.Rahman and the cinematography is by Rajeev Menon.
It is already known that Arvind Swamy has debuted with Mani Ratnam’s ‘Thalapathi’ and he was instantly recognized for his acting skills and handsome looks. Arvind Swamy followed up his debut with ‘Roja’ which shot him to overnight fame and brought recognition to him all over the country.
Though Arvind Swamy acted in a lot of blockbusters like Thalapathy, Roja, Bombay etc. his career hit a low and he slowly faded into oblivion. He was last seen in a Tamil film ‘Sasanam’.