Kajal Aggarwal talks after the monstrous crane accident | Indian 2 | Shankar | Kamal
By Avinash Pandian | Galatta | 10:10 AM
Tamil film industry is in shock after freak crane accident that occurred at Indian 2 shooting spot yesterday night, taking away the lives of 3 members and leaving 9 others injured. The injured have been taking treatment at Savitha hospital. It is said that a massive crane fell on a tent at the shooting spot; Around 15 members from Indian 2 were inside the tent during the time of the accident, just when they realized the crane was going to fall, the crew noticed it and started to evacuate the tent. Unfortunately, 3 of the members couldn’t make their way out at the time of impact which caused their lives.
Kajal Aggarwal was one of the last members to exit the tent, it was just a fraction of second that saved her life. Here is what the actress had to say about the accident - “Words cannot describe the heartache I feel at the unexpected, untimely loss of my colleagues from last night. Krishna, Chandran and Madhu. Sending love, strength and my deepest condolences to your families. May god give strength in this moment of desolation. #Indian2. In so much shock, denial, trauma from the monstrous crane accident last night. All it took was a fraction of a second to stay alive and type this tweet. Just that one moment. Gratitude. So much learning and appreciation for the value of time and life.”
*Tweets are not spell-checked
Official: Jayam Ravi's Jana Gana Mana music to be composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 06:05 PM
Jayam Ravi is right now busy shooting for Mani Ratnam’s historical epic, Ponniyin Selvan, which is produced by Lyca, in association with Madras Talkies. This mega venture also features Chiyaan Vikram, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Trisha in lead roles. Ravi is simultaneously gearing up for the release of his 25th film, Bhoomi, which is scheduled to release on May 1. Apart from these two biggies, Ravi also has an exciting project in his kitty in the form of Jana Gana Mana, which is directed by Ahmed of Endrendrum Punnagai and Manithan fame.
Jana Gana Mana, which is touted to be a high-octane action thriller, has been shot in exotic locations in Azerbaijan and Darjeeling. The film features Taapsee Pannu as the female lead and this will be her next film in Kollywood after Game Over. The rest of the cast includes M.S.Bhaskar, Rahman, KGF fame Ramachandra Raju and CCV fame Dayana Erappa. Director Ahmed has officially shared a musical update about the film, thereby also confirming that Yuvan Shankar Raja will be composing the music.
The team had maintained silence all the while and the fans weren’t sure about who will take care of the music and it has now been confirmed to be Yuvan Shankar Raja. The team will soon resume shooting for the final schedule of the film, after Ravi finishes his ongoing commitments. Meanwhile, check out Ahmed’s tweet below:
little master composing for # jana gana mana 🙃 pic.twitter.com/qqofAvhrjs— Director Ahmed (@Ahmed_filmmaker) February 18, 2020
Mafia sneak peek | Arun Vijay | Priya Bhavani Shankar | Karthick Naren
By Avinash Pandian | Galatta | 05:00 PM
Karthick Naren is one of the most talented filmmakers who has made a mark for himself with just 1 of his movies being released. He shot to fame with his very first movie - the crime thriller Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru, which had Rahman in the lead and released in 2016. Following that, he began work on his next - Naragasooran, with Arvind Swamy and Shriya Saran in the lead. However, the movie ran into roadblocks and has been on the backburner since. Putting all these aside, he began work on his next project, which has been titled Mafia: Chapter 1.
Today, Mafia's lead Arun Vijay completes 25 years of his acting career filled with a lot of lows and a few highs. From Arun Kumar to Arun Vijay, he has come a long way as an actor, however, it was Gautham Menon’s Yennai Arindhaal which gave him the much deserving breakthrough. Since, then he has been taking roles that suits his image. He is someone who pushes himself to fit into the character that he plays. With a few successive hits, Arun Vijay is finally becoming a bankable star. He is all geared up for his next film Mafia: Chapter 1 which will release this Friday on the 21st of February. Now check out a 2 minute scene from the film:
Indian 2 shooting spot video | Kamal Haasan | Shankar | Anirudh
By Galatta | 11:21 AM
Director Shankar, whenever, he makes films based on politics and corruption, he gets it right all the time. Movies like Gentleman, Indian, Mudhalvan, Anniyan and Sivaji are some classic example of that. Now he back to the political corruption genre with Indian 2, so the expectations are huge and Shankar is most likely to strike gold this time. This sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Indian, is bringing together Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan and ace director Shankar after a gap of over 20 years. Bankrolled by Lyca Productions, this magnum opus will bring back the iconic Senapathy to the big screens. But Indian 2 has been in the making for quite some time now. It was delayed for various reasons and the recent one being the surgery of Kamal Haasan. Now the actor is finally back to the sets of Indian 2 and the shooting is underway once again in Chennai Film city.
The ensemble cast of this movie includes Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Rakul Preet Singh, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Nedumudi Venu, Bobby Simha, Delhi Ganesh, Vivekh and a number of other actors. Rockstar Anirudh is scoring the music for Indian 2, which has Rathnavelu handling the camera and Sreekar Prasad taking care of the editing. Recently, it came to light that Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi and RJ Balaji were approached to play roles in Indian 2 but could not take up the offer due to prior commitments. Now we have a couple of videos from the shooting spot of Indian 2, check it out:
— Indian2 (@Indian_II) February 8, 2020
Full Video Hero Title Track | Hero Tamil Movie | Sivakarthikeyan | Yuvan Shankar Raja | Arjun Sarja
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 08:06 PM
Sivakarthikeyan's Hero directed by PS Mithran of Irumbu Thirai fame released on December 20th and the film opened to decent reviews from fans and the movie got average numbers at the box-office. Sivakarthikeyan co-starred with Kalyani Priyadarshan, Arjun Sarja, Abhay Deol and Ivana who played important roles in the film. Hero produced by Kotapadi J Rajesh under the banner of KJR Studios has George C Williams was in charge of cinematography as Ruben made the cuts. The story was written by PS Mithran, Pon Parthiban, Savari Muthu and Antony Bhagyaraj.
Music for Hero is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and the songs were a major boost for the movie. Following the release of the film, the makers have now released the video of the title track Hero. Watch the full video of the title track in the given link below,
Song Name: Hero
Singer: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Male Rap: ADK (Aaryan Dinesh)
Female Rap (Lyrics & Vocals): Abby Simone (Singapore)
Lyricist: Pa.vijay lyricist
Kids harmonies: Legasri, Mega, Lehaz, Riyaz & Sanjith
Full Video Hero Title Track | Hero Tamil Movie | Sivakarthikeyan | Yuvan Shankar Raja | Arjun Sarja
Director Karthik Naren New Statement About Mafia, Arun Vijay, Priya Bhavani Shankar and Prasanna
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 09:00 PM
Arun Vijay starrer Mafia is gearing up for worldwide release on February 21, 2020. With the film’s expectation levels reaching its peak through the stylish visual promos and character descriptions, Karthik Naren shares some of the interesting elements about the film.
Director Karthick Naren says,
"Mafia is special to me as my film is getting released after a very long time. We wanted to title the film as Mafia to ensure that it doesn’t have a local flavour. Usually, while talking about the drugs and gangsters, we instantly relate with North Chennai, but this will have a different premise and we wanted to register it clearly through the title."
Speaking about the reason behind getting Arun Vijay onboard, he says,
“The protagonist of this film demanded a herculean physique and at the same time, who can be a smart thinker. Moreover, he is such a talented actor, who can easily exhibit any roles with ease. Be it a hero or villain, he can pull it off easily with an impeccable performance and that’s the reason behind approaching him for this role. Arun Vijay sir has done a remarkable job and the way he improvises and delivers certain scenes with his unique nuances has added more intensity to his character. He will be seen playing the role of an Anti-Narcotics officer and Priya Bhavani Shankar will appear as his colleague. She will be seen in a different role from what she has done so far.
When it comes to Prasanna sir’s characterization, we looked out for someone, who has an inbuilt aggressive nature, who doesn’t react or erupt, but has a stunning physique and perform action blocks well. Apparently, we found him more appropriate and I can assure that all these characters are going to be a real thrill to watch on the screens.”
Opining on whether the film is going to speak about the social evil like narcotics, Karthick says,
“We aren’t going to debate about what’s good and bad as this issue remains to be vague. It’s an entertaining film with a cat and mouse thriller treatment.”
Munnala Ninna Pothum Video Song | Dabangg 3 Tamil | Salman Khan | Yuvan Shankar | Saindhavi P
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 08:13 PM
Prabhu Deva wielded the microphones after a break for Salman Khan's Dabangg 3 and the cop action entertainer film featured Sonakshi Sinha, Kichcha Sudeep, Saiee Manjrekar, Arbaaz Khan, Tinnu Anand, Mahie Gill, Pankaj Tripathi, Mahesh Manjrekar in important roles. Dabangg 3 was produced by Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan under their respective banners of Salman Khan Films, Arbaaz Khan Productions and Saffron Broadcast & Media Limited. The movie released in multiple languages including Tamil last month and the movie was distributed by the popular KJR Studious in the state. With mixed reviews from fans, the movie failed to make an impact at the box-office. Following the release, the makers have now released the Tamil video of the song Munnala Ninna Pothum from the movie. Watch the full video of the song Munnala Ninna Pothum below,
Song - Munnala Ninna Pothum (Tamil)
Music - Sajid Wajid
Lyrics - Viveka
Singers - Yuvan Shankar Raja, Saindhavi Prakash, Sunandan
Full Munnala Ninna Pothum Video | Dabangg 3 Tamil | Salman Khan | Yuvan Shankar | Saindhavi P
Panga | Dil Ne Kaha | Kangana Ranaut | Jassie Gill | Shankar Ehsan Loy
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 05:05 PM
Panga, the upcoming Hindi language film features Kangana Ranaut, Jassi Gill, Richa Chadda, Neena Gupta and Yagya Bhasin in lead roles and the sports drama film directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is produced by Fox Star Studios. Panga has music composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy and the background score is done by Sanchit Balhara and Ankit Balhara. Cinematography is handled by Jay I Patel and the editing is done by Ballu Saluja. The story of Panga depicts the jovial life of a kabaddi player and the movie is set to release on January 24th.
Dil Ne Kaha is the latest video song to be released from the film and the romantic song rendered by Jassie Gill and Asees Kaur is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Lyrics for the track is penned by Javed Akhtar. Check out the video of Dil Ne Kaha below,
Panga | Dil Ne Kaha | Kangana Ranaut | Jassie Gill | Asees Kaur | Javed A | Shankar Ehsan Loy
Khulne Do - Chhapaak | Deepika Padukone | Vikrant Massey | Arijit Singh | Shankar Ehsaan Loy
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 01:15 PM
Deepika Padukone's recent flick Chhapaak released on January 10th worldwide and the movie received positive reviews from critics. Chhapaak gained more attention after Deepika Padukone visited students who were brutalised during the 2020 JNU Attack, a political act, which led to a divided response on Twitter. The drama film directed by Meghna Gulzar is produced by Deepika Padukone herself in collaboration with Fox Star Studios. The movie features Vikrant Massey, Madhurjeet Sarghi, Anand Tiwari, Vaibhavi Upadhyaya and Payal Nair in important roles as well. The story of Chhapaak is based on the real-life story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal and Deepika Padukone has played as an acid attack survivor in the movie.
The latest buzz about Chhapaak is the video of the song titled Khulne Do. The song composed by Shankar - Ehsaan - Loy has vocals by Arjit Singh with the lines penned by Gulzar. Watch the new video from Chhapaak below,
Khulne Do - Chhapaak | Deepika Padukone | Vikrant Massey | Arijit Singh | Shankar Ehsaan Loy | Gulzar
SJ Suryah compares Priya Bhavani Shankar with Simran and Trisha!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 10:57 AM
SJ Suryah's last film, Monster, in which he played the lead role, went on to become a runaway box office hit and established himself as a family man's hero. The director turned actor has of late been giving stellar performances in films starting with Iraivi in 2016 and carrying forward the same momentum in Spyder and the blockbuster, Mersal, as well. Post the success of Monster alongside actress Priya Bhavani Shankar, SJ Suryah had announced his next film, Bommai, once again with the popular heroine and this time under reputed director Radha Mohan. That said, SJ Suryah has now revealed on his Twitter page for the first time a still from Bommai featuring Priya Bhavani Shankar, while saying she resembles actresses Simran and Trisha. Check out his tweet below:
— S J Suryah (@iam_SJSuryah) January 11, 2020
It was only a few days back when SJ Suryah announced that the climax portions in Bommai were shot and it now remains to be seen when production will wrap up considering there have been plans for the film to be a summer release. Apart from SJ Suryah and Priya Bhavani Shankar, the film will also include actress Chandini Tamilarasan in a vital supporting role with music being composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. A romantic thriller, Bommai is being produced by the Angel Studious MH LLP banner with Richard M. Nathan handling cinematography and Kathirr taking care of editing.