Karnan - Behind The Scenes Part 1 | Dhanush, Rajisha Vijayan | Mari Selvaraj | Amazon Prime
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 04:30 PM
A film that continues to draw a big debate among fans, Dhanush's Karnan directed Mari Selvaraj has turned out to be a huge success. Produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu's V Creations banner, the action drama film came out in theatres in April, followed by its OTT premiere on Amazon Premiere last week, with appreciation continuing to pour in from many commoners and celebrities who had missed watching in cinema halls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With Karnan's story and themes still widely being discussed by film aficionados and fans, Amazon Prime has now released the first of the behind the scenes videos showing the extensive level of production value, including the efforts of the entire technical team and supporting artists, with Dhanush and director Mari Selvaraj as well hard at work in their crafts.
Karnan is yet another feather in two-time National Award-winning actor Dhanush's cap and is a big challenging role which he has capitalized on all fronts after his Asuran in 2019. Mari Selvaraj too lived up to the expectations with his latest outing after his directorial debut Pariyerum Perumal became a commercial and critical success in 2018. Karnan's success has instilled Dhanush’s faith in Mari Selvaraj and the two will once again collaborate for another project next year. Likewise, producer Kalaipuli Thanu too is happy as his partnership with Dhanush after Asuran has yielded big positive results.
Among the several highlights and aspects for Karnan's success, the film's supporting cast too had a tremendous role to play and the performances of each of the artists is a strong testimony. Apart from Dhanush, Malayalam actress Rajisha Vijayan, who made her debut in the film, delivered a knockout performance, followed by Natty (a) Natarajan Subramanian as the antagonist leaving a lasting impression. Other names that made heads turn in the film include veteran actors Lal and Azhagam Perumal,Yogi Babu, 96 and Master fame Gouri G. Kishan and Lakshmi short film actress Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli to name a few.
Watch the Karnan - Behind The Scenes Part 1 video below:
Dhanush's Karnan Official Making Video | Mari Selvaraj | Yogi Babu
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 06:39 PM
Dhanush's Karnan is running successfully in the theatres and the 50 % occupancy has not affected the film's performance at the box office. The Tamil audience has extended their unconditional love towards the film and it has turned out to be one of the biggest hits in Dhanush's career. Karnan is directed by Mari Selvaraj and he is currently the most sensational filmmaker in Tamil cinema. He has already become one of the most sought after filmmakers and things look bright for him. Mari Selvaraj managed to convey his strong political ideologies through the film and the hard hitting dialogues left a lasting impact on the audience.
Mari captured the pain of the oppressed in the most realistic manner and it struck a chord with the audience. As the film is running in theatres with a good support from the Tamil audience, the makers have now released a new making video on YouTube. This Karnan making video has been released on the official YouTube channel of Zee Tamil, which owns the film's satellite and digital (Zee 5) rights. In this making video, we see a glimpse of how the film was shot and these unseen visuals are surely exciting. Through this video, we get to see the actor inside Mari Selvaraj and now we know how he has extracted solid performances from the lead actors.
This video showcases the effectiveness and conviction of Mari Selvaraj as a filmmaker and it has garnered a positive response from the fans. Karnan is produced by legendary producer Kalaippuli S Thanu under the banner of V Creations and has music scored by Santhosh Narayanan. The film has cinematography by Theni Eswar, while the editing and art direction departments are headed by Selva RK and T Ramalingam respectively. Popular Malayalam actress Rajisha Vijayan has played the female lead in Karnan and this is her debut in Tamil cinema. The young talent has been receiving positive reviews for her impressive performance and the fans are already looking forward to her next work in Tamil.
Apart from Dhanush and Rajisha Vijayan, the film's star cast also included Natty aka Nataraj, Yogi Babu, Lal, Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli, Gouri Kishan, Poo Ramu, and others. Natty and Lal shined exceedingly well with their performances, while others also delivered neat performances. For now, check out the newly released making video of Dhanush's Karnan, directed by Mari Selvaraj here:
Chiyaan Vikram's surprise meeting with Karnan director Mari Selvaraj - what is the reason?
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 01:34 PM
Dhanush's Karnan has turned out to be a big hit and has left a solid impact among the audience. The entire team of Karnan has been showered with unconditional love from the people of Tamil Nadu. Director Mari Selvaraj has talked about a socially relevant issue through this film and his realistic take on the pain of the oppressed has connected well with the audience. Mari made sure that the film had several goosebumps moments that will take the audience through a roller coaster of emotions and it worked in his favour as well. Seeing the current reception given to the film, it looks like Karnan will earn a cult status very soon.
Talking about the film's positive response, even leading personalities from the film industry have been expressing their liking for the film. Recently, we saw Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi congratulating director Mari Selvaraj and his team for Karnan and he called the film to be 'excellent'. Now, it is the turn of Chiyaan Vikram.
Yes! The ace actor seems to have been highly impressed with Mari Selvaraj's work in Karnan. After watching the film, Vikram made a surprise visit to Mari Selvaraj's house and expressed his thoughts about the movie. Vikram is someone who never fails to appreciate fresh talents and this meeting with Mari Selvaraj is yet another example. The pictures from their meeting are now going viral on social media. It can be noted that Mari Selvaraj's next directorial film will be with Vikram's son, Dhruv and the project has already got huge expectations among the fans. Dhruv made an impressive debut in Tamil cinema with Adithya Varma and it is going to be exciting to see him in a Mari Selvaraj film.
According to reports, the Dhruv - Mari film will be a kabaddi based sports drama. The film will be produced by Pa Ranjith under the banner of Neelam Productions. After working together in Pariyerum Perumal, Pa Ranjith and Mari will be joining hands together once again for this project. Mari's both films, Pariyerum Perumal and Karnan have given solid scope for its lead protagonist to emote and perform well and we can expect this new film to give a solid breakthrough for Dhruv Vikram. For now, check out the latest trending pictures from Chiyaan Vikram's meeting with Karnan director Mari Selvaraj here:
#ChiyaanVikram pays a Surprise Visit to Director #MariSelvaraj to congratulate him on the success of #Karnan after watching the special screening of the film.😎🔥👏👍👌#KarnanBlockBuster #Karnanmovie @dhanushkraja @mari_selvaraj @theVcreations @Music_Santhosh @V4umedia_ pic.twitter.com/9pbRg8Zz7f— RIAZ K AHMED (@RIAZtheboss) April 14, 2021
Big announcement on Dhanush's Karnan - Director Mari Selvaraj reveals!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:32 PM
Dhanush's highly anticipated Karnan is done with the censor process and is right on track for its massive theatrical release. Karnan has been cleared by the Censor Board with an U/A certification and it will release on April 9, as per the plan. We are sure that the U/A certification will be only for the film's action and its treatment. The announcement regarding the certification was made by the film's director Mari Selvaraj. Karnan promises to be high on human emotions and action and it is expected to bring out the strong performer inside Dhanush in flying colours. After making an impressive debut as a filmmaker with strong political and social ideologies in Pariyerum Perumal, Mari Selvaraj is now back with his second outing, and let us hope that the success streak continues.
Karnan is also said to be a strong film that will strike a chord with the audience and it is expected to be an intense watch. The makers have managed to create huge hype and buzz with just 4 songs, one teaser, and a few posters. Even the super hit teaser did not have much of Dhanush. We only got to see Dhanush for a few seconds, riding a horse, and we haven't seen much of the film's visuals. We do not know a lot about the film or its plot or its characters and hence the curiosity is definitely high. Director Mari Selvaraj has created an unique world of interesting and rooted characters and the film is going to revolve around their lives and strong emotions.
Karnan is produced by Kalaippuli S Thanu under the banner of V Creations and has music composed by Santhosh Narayanan. The talented composer has delivered a chartbuster album that supplements the core premise and theme of the film and his background score is going to play a key role in the film. Theni Eswar has handled the film's cinematography, while the editing has been take care of by Selva RK. Popular Malayalam actress Rajisha Vijayan will be making her debut as an actress in Tamil cinema with Karnan and she couldn't have asked for a better launch pad.
The film's star cast also includes Lal, Natty, Yogi Babu, Gouri Kishan, Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli, and others. For now, check out Mari Selvaraj's official tweet about Karnan's censor details here:
Karnan director Mari Selvaraj blessed with a baby boy, his second child!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:45 PM
Director Mari Selvaraj and his wife, Divya are blessed with a baby boy. Divya Mari Selvaraj took to her official Twitter page to share the news with her followers and well-wishers. Sharing a heartwarming picture of Mari Selvaraj holding the newborn baby, Divya wrote, "குட்டி மாரி @mari_selvaraj #blessedwithbabyboy #Mariselvaraj". Wishes have been pouring in for Mari Selvaraj and Divya and at this juncture, Galatta Media sends its best wishes to the couple on the birth of their new child. Mari Selvaraj and Divya have a daughter named Navvi and this newborn baby boy is their second child.
For the uninformed, Mari Selvaraj made his debut in Tamil cinema as a director with the Kathir - Kayal Anandhi starrer Pariyerum Perumal that was produced by Pa Ranjith's Neelam Productions. The film received rave reviews from the critics and went on to become a massive success at the box office. The film was praised for its strong and highly impactful content and Mari Selvaraj garnered attention for raising bold questions through his film. All eyes are now on his second directorial which is Karnan, starring Dhanush in the lead role. Karnan is scheduled to release in theatres on April 9 and the film has got huge expectations among the fans and film buffs.
Karnan is produced by Kalaippuli S Thanu under the banner of V Creations and has music scored by Santhosh Narayanan. The talented composer has already delivered three chartbuster singles - 'Kandaa Vara Sollunga', 'Pandarathi Puranam', and 'Thattaan Thattaan'. Karnan features popular Malayalam actress Rajisha Vijayan as the female lead and it marks her debut in Tamil cinema. Apart from Dhanush and Rajisha Vijayan, the film's cast also includes the likes of Yogi Babu, Lal, Natty, Gouri Kishan, Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli, and others. Karnan is expected to be an important film in Tamil cinema and it is said to have got very strong content.
As like Pariyerum Perumal, Karnan is also touted to be a socially relevant film and the fans are expecting it to be another Asuran for Dhanush. With a good hype and buzz surrounding the film, it is believed that Karnan will take a very good opening at the box office, and let us keep our fingers and see how the film is received. For now, check out Divya Mari Selvaraj's latest picture announcing the birth of the couple's new baby here:
Karnan | Thattaan Thattaan Lyric Video Song | Dhanush | Mari Selvaraj | Santhosh Narayanan
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 04:28 PM
Dhanush and his fans are set to have an eventful 2021 as the National Award-winning actor has a number of films gearing up for release, including a few in various stages of development. Among the long list of films, Dhanush's highly-anticipated Karnan directed by Pariyerum Perumal fame Mari Selvaraj is scheduled for a worldwide theatrical release on April 9, with reputed producer Kalaipuli S. Thanu's V Creations leaving no stone unturned in promoting the upcoming action drama. Featuring music by Santhosh Narayanan, there have already been two songs from Karnan that have received a rousing response - 'Kanda Vara Sollunga' and 'Pandarathi Puranam', with the makers on Thursday releasing the third single titled 'Thattaan Thattaan' featuring vocals by Dhanush and Meenakshi Ilayaraja to the lyrics penned by Yugabharathi.
The songs released in Karnan so far have bolstered the buzz surrounding the film, with composer Santhosh Narayanan once again delivering memorable numbers. His 'Thattaan Thattaan' is a breezy romantic melody as well and sounds promising right from the first listen, which we can be rest assured will turn out to be a hit among the masses and the classes in the days ahead as we near Karnan's release. Dhanush too has been spreading positive words about the film, including dropping an update a few days back regarding the Karnan teaser, which went on to be acknowledged by director Mari Selvaraj.
There is massive hype surrounding Karnan as fans expect Dhanush to deliver yet another power-packed memorable performance on the lines of his Asuran in 2019. Mari Selvaraj too will be looking to hit it out of the park once again with his second directorial after his debut, Pariyerum Perumal, took Tamil Nadu by storm in 2018. Karnan also includes Malayalam actress and Kerala State Film Award winner Rajisha Vijayan playing the female lead, with veteran actors Lal and Azhagam Perumal, followed by Yogi Babu, Natty (a) Natarajan Subramanian, including 96 and Master fame Gouri G. Kishan and Lakshmi short film actress Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli cast in pivotal roles. The film also has a talented technical team that features names like Theni Eshwar for cinematography, editing by RK Selva and art direction by Ramalingam, who is known for his work in 'Superstar' Rajinikanth's Kabali.
Watch the 'Thattaan Thattaan' Lyric Video Song from Karnan below:
Dhanush's Karnan first single track official announcement | Mari Selvaraj | Santhosh Narayanan
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 05:03 PM
National Award-winning actor Dhanush's 2021 is going to be a big year as the superstar has a number of films lined up, which also includes the highly-anticipated Karnan under Pariyerum Perumal fame Mari Selvaraj's direction. Produced by blockbuster producer Kalaipuli S. Thanu's V Creations banner, the upcoming rural action drama features music by Santhosh Narayanan, who after watching the film recently praised the performance of Dhanush, including Mari Selvaraj and the entire team for their gargantuan efforts. With the film announced for an April 9, 2021 worldwide theatrical release, Mari Selvaraj on Wednesday dropped a big announcement on the Karnan first single.
Taking to his Twitter page, director Mari Selvaraj wrote that the first Karnan single track titled 'Kandaa Vara Sollunga' will be releasing on Thursday (February 18) at 8PM. He tweeted, "பாடல்-1: கர்ணன் அழைப்பு #Kandavarasollunga Thrilled to present the first single from Karnan tomorrow at 8pm. Summoning". Earlier this week, composer Santhosh Narayanan shared a picture of a recording session of the song that included folk instruments indicating the 'Kandaa Vara Sollunga' song will have a thick rural flavour and be high on energetic beats. Karnan has been surrounded with massive hype ever since the project went on floors in early 2020 and wrapped up production before the lockdown had come into effect, with the team filming a few portions for patch once the restrictions were lifted across the country.
பாடல்-1: கர்ணன் அழைப்பு🐘#Kandavarasollunga— Mari Selvaraj (@mari_selvaraj) February 17, 2021
Thrilled to present the first single from Karnan tomorrow at 8pm. Summoning #Karnan@theVcreations @dhanushkraja @Music_Santhosh @thenieswar @EditorSelva @RamalingamTha @thinkmusicindia @LaL_Director @rajishavijayan @KarnanTheMovie pic.twitter.com/VwvOmfto5Y
Karnan is a film fans are waiting for with bated breath as they expect Dhanush to deliver yet another power-packed memorable performance on the lines of his Asuran in 2019. The film is also an important one for Mari Selvaraj, who last created a storm with his directorial debut, Pariyerum Perumal, in 2018, around Tamil Nadu, as it generated a big debate on caste atrocities. Producer Kalaipuli Thanu will be looking to continue the success streak with Karnan, especially after his last, Asuran, under Vetri Maaran's direction turned out to be a huge critical and commercial hit. The reputed producer who enjoys a high success rate with his ventures, will be hopeful the film will create history at the box office.
Apart from Dhanush in the lead role, Karnan has an impressive star cast that includes Malayalam actress and Kerala State Film Award winner Rajisha Vijayan playing the female lead, with veteran actors Lal and Azhagam Perumal, followed by Yogi Babu, Natty (a) Natarajan Subramanian, including 96 and Master fame Gouri G. Kishan and Lakshmi short film actress Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli cast in major supporting roles. The film also boasts of a stellar technical team featuring names like Theni Eshwar for the cinematography, editing by RK Selva and art direction by Ramalingam, whose work credits include 'Superstar' Rajinikanth's Kabali.
Dhanush's Karnan first look poster and release date announcement | Mari Selvaraj | Kalaipuli S. Thanu
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 07:04 PM
A film that Tamil cinema fans everywhere are waiting to watch is the upcoming Dhanush starrer, Karnan, directed by Pariyerum Perumal fame Mari Selvaraj and produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu's V Creations banner. A special release black and white announcement teaser was unveiled last month in which we got to see the first visuals of Dhanush holding a big sword along with the reveal that the film would be hitting theatres worldwide this April. As post-production works are currently being carried out at an active pace, Kalaipuli Thanu on Saturday dropped the bombshell announcement on social media that the Karnan first look poster and the film's theatrical release date will be unveiled on Sunday (February 14) at 11.06AM.
Touted to be an action drama amidst a rural backdrop, Karnan has composer Santhosh Narayanan for the music, who recently watch the film and showered showered praises on Dhanush for his performance, while also complimenting director Mari Selvaraj, producer Kalaipuli Thanu and the entire team for their mammoth efforts. Producer Thanu's today wrote on Twitter, "We are bringing you the first look poster and theatrical release date announcement of #Karnan at 11:06 am tomorrow. Gear up! @dhanushkraja @Music_Santhosh @mari_selvaraj @KarnanTheMovie #KarnanArrivesOnApril". This latest announcement will no doubt come as a big reason for Dhanush fans to cheer as they await to witness the National Award-winning actor on the big screen once again after last year's Pattas and expect him to deliver yet another power-packed performance on the lines of Asuran in 2019.
We are bringing you the first look poster and theatrical release date announcement of #Karnan at 11:06 am tomorrow. Gear up! @dhanushkraja @Music_Santhosh @mari_selvaraj @KarnanTheMovie #KarnanArrivesOnApril pic.twitter.com/bM9WjyIuSi— Kalaippuli S Thanu (@theVcreations) February 13, 2021
There are massive expectations surrounding Karnan as it also marks director Mari Selvaraj's next after his blockbuster debut, Pariyerum Perumal, which took Tamil Nadu by storm in 2018. Producer Kalaipuli Thanu too will be looking to hit the bullseye with the upcoming film, especially after his previous collaboration with Dhanush, Asuran, under Vetri Maaran's direction turned out to be a super success critically and commercially. Apart from Dhanush in the lead role, Karnan's star cast also includes popular Malayalam actress Rajisha Vijayan playing the female lead, with veteran actors Lal and Azhagam Perumal, followed by Yogi Babu, Natty (a) Natarajan Subramanian, including 96 and Master fame Gouri G. Kishan and Lakshmi short film actress Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli in major supporting roles. Karnan also has a strong technical team featuring names like cinematographer Theni Eshwar, editor RK Selva and art director Ramalingam, whose work in 'Superstar' Rajinikanth's Kabali went on to garner him wide appreciation.
Latest official announcement on Dhruv Vikram's next film | Mari Selvaraj | Pa Ranjith
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 08:00 PM
Chiyaan Vikram’s son and actor Dhruv Vikram will be teaming up with director Mari Selvaraj of Pariyerum Perumal fame for a new film and the update regarding the collaboration was revealed a few weeks before. Following that, the project has now been officially announced by director and producer Pa Ranjith who will be bankrolling this film under his home banner, Neelam Productions. Sharing his excitement about this project, Pa Ranjith tweeted, “Excited to associate with @mari_selvaraj for his third film. Am sure his and #DhurvVikram combination will be a successful one. Thanks to @GRfilmssg and @LRCF6204 for setting this up.@officialneelam2 @pro_guna #மகிழ்ச்சி”.
Pa Ranjith has had a successful journey as a producer and he has bankrolled strong content driven films. Similarly, Dhruv Vikram also shared his excitement about working with these two important names in his next film. Sharing a picture with Pa Ranjith and Mari Selvaraj, Dhruv Vikram wrote, “It’s official! Can’t wait to be part of their magic 🎥 @neelam_productions @mariselvaraj84”. Dhruv made an impressive debut in Tamil cinema with Adithya Varma and his performance was widely appreciated by many people. When he gets to work with a finest filmmaker like Mari Selvaraj, we are sure that he will be moulded well to become a solid actor.
Director Mari Selvaraj is also someone known for making use of this film language to tell something very important to society. Mari Selvaraj made an impressive debut with Pariyerum Perumal which received highly positive reviews from the critics and audience. The talented director has now completed shooting his second movie, Karnan that stars Dhanush in the lead role. Karnan is said to be a very important film in Tamil cinema and the fans have got huge expectations on the movie. Karnan will be Dhanush’s next outing after Jagame Thandhiram and it has music scored by Santhosh Narayanan.
Produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu under the banner of V Creations, Karnan features Rajisha Vijayan as the female lead. Lal, Yogi Babu, Nataraj, Gouri Kishan, Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, are also a part of the film’s star cast. The film is currently in post production stages and further updates are awaited. For now, check out the latest official announcement regarding Mari Selvaraj - Dhruv Vikram project here:
Excited to associate with @mari_selvaraj for his third film. Am sure his and #DhurvVikram combination will be a successful one. Thanks to @GRfilmssg and @LRCF6204 for setting this up.😍😍😍😍🌸 @officialneelam2 @pro_guna #மகிழ்ச்சி 😊🌸 pic.twitter.com/tbXKXow5Ps— pa.ranjith (@beemji) January 28, 2021
OFFICIAL: Dhruv Vikram teams up with director Mari Selvaraj for his next!!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 09:41 AM
Dhruv Vikram will be teaming up with the highly talented and critically acclaimed filmmaker, Mari Selvaraj for his next outing and the official announcement regarding the project was made last night (December 31). Dhruv posted a picture with Mari Selvaraj on his official Instagram page and captioned, “So grateful and happy to be working on my next with the Ace filmmaker Mari Selvaraj sir 🙏🏻 Truly blessed. @mariselvaraj84,”. The news has created a huge buzz on social media and it looks like an exciting project is on cards. The fans got to witness the strong performer inside Dhruv Vikram in his debut flick, Adithya Varma, and it is refreshing to see him team up with promising filmmakers like Karthik Subbaraj (Chiyaan 60) and Mari Selvaraj.
Dhruv’s film with Mari Selvaraj is yet to be titled. According to reports, this will be a sports based drama film and it is expected to be produced by Pa Ranjith’s Neelam Productions. More details regarding the project are awaited. Mari Selvaraj is currently busy with the post production works of his second film, Karnan that features Dhanush in the lead role. Produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu, this film has Rajisha Vijayan playing the female lead and Lal, Natty, Yogi Babu, Gouri Kishan, Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli in supporting roles. The film has music scored by Santhosh Narayanan and cinematography by Theni Easwar. Karnan has got huge expectations among the fans and it is believed to be an important film in Tamil cinema.
After the release of Karnan, Mari Selvaraj will begin work on his film with Dhruv. The refreshing combination has already made the fans look forward to the movie and let us hope that it turns out to be a memorable outing for the young star. Dhruv will also be acting as one of the leads in his father, Chiyaan Vikram’s next directed by Karthik Subbaraj. Tentatively titled as Chiyaan 60, this action gangster film will be produced by Lalit Kumar’s 7 Screen Studios. The film will have music scored by Anirudh Ravichander and cinematography by Shreyaas Krishna. Chiyaan 60 is touted to go on floors early next year.
With back to back solid projects in hand, it looks like Dhruv Vikram is progressing in a healthy and promising track towards success. Wishes have been pouring in for Dhruv Vikram for his new project and we at Galatta Media also send our best wishes to the talented budding actor! Check out the official announcement below: