Ananya Panday to play Vijay Devarakonda's pair in Puri Jagannadh's film
By Galatta | 12:23 PM
Puri Jagannadh, the man who gave us many action packed blockbusters likes Pokkiri, Businessman, Badri, Idiot and the recently released iSmart Shankar. Puri is someone who doesn’t take time to complete his films, in fact, he is the only director to have a release every year for since 2000. That’s no mean feat, you need to constantly deliver successful films to have a track record as such and needs to do them in a quick span as well. Puri Jagannadh is a special talent and what happens when he teams up with another special talent like Vijay Devarakonda? It is a well-known fact that this dynamic combo will be treating us with a power-packed film and they will start shooting for the same in Mumbai from tomorrow.
Vijay Devarakonda recently took martial arts training in Thailand for this movie, so we can be assured that the film will offer plenty of action sequences. Puri Jagannadh’s heroine choices have always been very unique. This time he is planning to rope in another relatively fresh face to pair up with Vijay Devarakonda. Ananya Panday who made her debut with a blockbuster Hindi film Student of the Year 2 is likely to make her Tollywood entry with this untitled Vijay Devarakonda film.
Sivakarthikeyan & Vijay Sethupathi release Rio Raj & Ramya Nambessan's Plan Panni Pannanum motion po
By MKV | Galatta | 05:06 PM
Director Badri Venkatesh of Baana Kathadi and Semma Botha Aagathey fame is currently working on his new project, which has Rio Raj and Ramya Nambessan in the lead. This movie, which also marks Badri's third collaboration with composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, is being produced by Positive Print Studios. Having gone with the working title #YuvanBadri3, this project's title was announced as Plan Panni Pannanum, just last week, after the shoot was wrapped up recently and the team moved to dubbing! Now, the P3 team has launched the motion poster of the movie!
Prince Sivakarthikeyan and Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi simultaneously launched the motion poster of Plan Panni Pannanum, on their social media handles! This exciting motion poster shows Rio and Bala Saravanan near a car with a scared looking Ramya Nambessan sitting inside it. This gives a suggestion that the movie could have a plot-line revolving around a kidnapping. Small screen star and anchor Rio Raj made a big break onto the big screens as a hero through the 2019 movie Nenjam Undu Nermai Undu Odu Raja.
The cast of P3 includes Robo Shankar, Livingston, Thangadurai, MS Bhaskar, Siddharth Vipin, Santhana Barathi, Rekha, Aadukalam Narain, Viji Chandrasekar and Munishkanth Ramadoss in supporting roles and promises to be an entertaining fun-filled ride! Plan Panni Pannanum is expected to hit the screens towards the mid of this year, in time for the Summer holidays!
Check out the motion poster here:
Happy to release the first look motion poster of dear brother @rio_raj ‘s next film #PlanPanniPannanum Best wishes to @positiveprint_ @dirbadri @thisisysr sir @ActorRoboSankar @Bala_actor @nambessan_ramya and entire team for a big success 👍😊 pic.twitter.com/4OQ1B8B2X5— Sivakarthikeyan (@Siva_Kartikeyan) January 17, 2020
Very Happy to Release the Firstlook motion poster of #PlanPanniPannanum ☺️— VijaySethupathi (@VijaySethuOffl) January 17, 2020
All the Best da Thambi @rio_raj & Team.https://t.co/mOhl9AvPrl@positiveprint_ @thisisysr @dirbadri @nambessan_ramya @Bala_actor @thangadurai123 @DoneChannel1 @SinthanL @Rajeshnvc5Kumar @gobeatroute
A. L. Vijay reveals reason to cast Arvind Swami as MGR in Thalaivi
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 04:47 PM
2020 is set to be yet another big year for Tamil cinema and the upcoming biographical film, Thalaivi, also being made in Telugu and Hindi by A. L. Vijay under the joint collaboration of Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shailesh R. Singh's Vibri Media and Karma Media and Entertainment banners has been a project that set fans instantly talking when it was announced last year. Thalaivi revolves around the life of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and late actress J. Jayalalithaa, who is being portrayed by National Award winner Kangana Ranaut.
Announced for a worldwide theatrical release on June 26, the film's first look teaser featuring Kangana Ranaut was released last year to a massive response from fans. Featuring music by G. V. Prakash Kumar, it was later revealed that actor Arvind Swami would be portraying the former three-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. G. Ramachandran, known among the masses and the classes as MGR. Today (January 17) being MGR's 103rd birth anniversary, the makers of Thalaivi released Arvind Swami's first look of the legendary actor from Thalaivi, which as well is getting a terrific feedback from his fans and ardent followers.
Speaking about Thalaivi, director A. L. Vijay says, "It’s an honor for me to be getting an opportunity to direct a film like Thalaivi. To delve into the lives of legends, who have shaped Tamil Nadu in a greater way of what it is today is an amazing experience. But, what has been a blend of exciting and challenging process was the casting of artistes to essay these gigantic roles. In particular, after Kangana Ranaut was brought onboard for the character of honorable former Late CM Jayalalitha, we had to consider several artistes for the role of honorable MGR,".
A. L. Vijay then goes on to speak about the decision to cast Arvind Swami as MGR in Thalaivi saying, "We felt Arvind Swami would befittingly look perfect. In simple words, we are now completely drenched in extreme astonishment to find him give immense life to the legendary character. Apart from our inputs, he spent sumptuous time and energy in getting to know more deeply about the legend’s life. Of course, MGR is still the most loved leader of zillions or else how would he become the only actor to be the recipient of Bharat Ratna Award. So, it’s been a journey of intense dedication for all of us in our team to pictorially represent his adorable deeds in celluloid version,".
Asuran actor Pawan apologizes to Vijay and Kuruvi team
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 12:49 PM
National Award winners Dhanush and director Vetri Maaran's fourth collaboration, Asuran, released last year went on to become the duo's biggest blockbuster after associating previously in films namely Pollathavan, Aadukalam and Vada Chennai. Asuran recently celebrated 100 days in its theatrical run with the film's team including producer Kalaipuli S. Thanu, composer G. V. Prakash Kumar among a host of stars taking part in the film's success meet earlier this week.
That said, actor Pawan, who played an important role in Asuran, had sparked off a controversy among 'Thalapathy' Vijay's fans with his speech during the film's success meet. Pawan, who also had notable roles in Pollathavan and Vada Chennai, had in a sarcastic manner stated that Asuran's celebration event was the second occasion he was participating in a film's 100th day function after Vijay's Kuruvi, in 2008.
Eventually, the comment was not met well among fans after which Pawan has now issued an apology to Vijay and the Kuruvi team in an interview to an entertainment portal. Pawan stated, "I never said what I said to become famous and first and foremost, I would like to apologize to Vijay, the director and production house. My intentions were not to hurt anybody. I usually do not attend any functions and even if I do, I put forward a request to not invite me on stage. What I spoke was indeed wrong and was never planned to happen,".
As for Vijay, the superstar's next film, Master's second look poster released yesterday as a Pongal treat for fans, has been receiving a tremendous response, and the project now halfway through in its production under Lokesh Kanagaraj's direction is gearing up for a massive April release. Touted to be an action drama, Master being produced by Vijay's close relative, Xavier Britto under the XB Film Creators banner, also includes 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi in a major role and features music by Anirudh Ravichander.
Mysskin's Psycho television satellite rights acquired by Vijay TV
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 12:30 PM
Director Mysskin’s Psycho is gearing up to hit the screens on January 24 and the fans are eagerly waiting to witness this intense thriller on the big screen. The film stars Udhayanidhi Stalin, Kaatru Veliyidai fame Aditi Rao Hydari and Nithya Menen in the lead roles. Udhay will be seen as a blind musician in this film and he is expected to be seen in a completely new dimension as an actor. The film has been certified with an ‘A’ certificate by the censor board. The latest update is that the film’s satellite television rights have been acquired by Star Vijay Television.
Recent blockbusters like Asuran and Kaithi were bagged by Vijay TV and following that, Psycho is the channel’s next big acquisition. The channel is known for repeated telecast of films and on that note, we can be assured of Psycho’s reach among the household audience. The film’s production house, Double Meaning Productions took to Twitter to make this announcement.
Psycho has music by Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja and the ‘Unna Nenachu’ track crooned by Sid Sriram has turned out to be a musical feast for fans. The film’s teaser and trailer gave a completely new experience to the viewers and we saw some intriguing arresting shots as well. Check out the announcement tweet below:
We are extremely excited to announce that @vijaytelevision has acquired the satellite rights for our Slasher Thriller #Psycho!#Mysskin #ilaiyaraaja @Udhaystalin @ManickamMozhi @aditiraohydari @MenenNithya @Director_Ram @Donechannel1 #PsychofromJan24#HappyPongal pic.twitter.com/6YGwreKULc— Double Meaning Production (@DoubleMProd_) January 15, 2020
My Dear Lisa motion poster | Vijay Vasanth | Chandini
By Galatta | 01:20 PM
Lisa is a popular Malayalam film which released in the 1978, it went on to become a cult horror franchise. The second edition of Lisa movie released in 1987 as Veendum Lisa and its Tamil version was titled as My Dear Lisa. After 3 decades, we are going to have another Lisa movie in Tamil. We are not sure if they are going to remake My Dear Lisa or just use the title for promotion purpose.
My Dear Lisa 2020 is written and directed by Ranjan Krishna Devan. It stars Vijay Vasanth and Chandini Tamilarasan in the lead roles. The film began production a few year back in 2016 with a launch event held at a hotel in Chennai. Vijay Vasanth and Riyaz Khan were revealed to be in the cast, while actors Swaminathan and Mayilswamy were choosen to play supporting roles. The film has been in the production for over 4 year due to some undisclosed reasons. Now, it looks like the makers are planning to release the film. Check out the motion poster of My Dear Lisa.
Thalapathy Vijay's Master Second Look Poster to release tomorrow | Vijay Sethupathi
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 06:24 PM
Earlier today, it was revealed that there will be an update from the team of Master and Vijay fans were eagerly waiting for it. The announcement has now been made and as expected, this is about the release of the second look poster. The makers have announced that the second look poster will release tomorrow (January 15) evening at 5 PM on social media. The fans have been delighted after hearing this update and they have already started to trend the film on Twitter.
Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi is celebrating his 42nd birthday on January 16 and ahead of that special day, we can expect Vijay Sethupathi to feature in this second look poster alongside Thalapathy Vijay. It is indeed going to be interesting to see Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi share screen space for the first time and we will get a glimpse of it through the second look poster tomorrow.
Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj of Kaithi and Maanagaram fame, Master has music by Anirudh Ravichander and cinematography by Sathyan Sooryan. Malavika Mohanan plays Vijay’s love interest in the film, while Shanthnu Bhagyaraj and Kaithi fame Arjun Das will be seen in important roles. Master, which is produced by XB Film Creators, is scheduled to hit the screens on April 9, 2020. For now, gear up to witness the second look poster tomorrow!
Indha pongal namaku semma treat ma! 😎🔥— XB Film Creators (@XBFilmCreators) January 14, 2020
Revealing the second look poster of #Master tomorrow at 5 pm.
Gear up for #MasterPongal #MasterHasArrived #MasterUpdate@actorvijay @VijaySethuOffl @Dir_Lokesh @anirudhofficial @jagadishbliss @Lalit_sevenscr @imKBRshanthnu @MalavikaM_ pic.twitter.com/WAhVdkbTul
Vijay's Master surprise Pongal update tomorrow | Vijay Sethupathi
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 10:31 AM
Thalapathy Vijay’s Master is scheduled to hit the screens on April 9, 2020 and the fans are eagerly waiting to witness this action entertainer on the big screen. The film’s shooting is right now happening at AdityaRam Studios in the outskirts of Chennai with Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi and the rest of the cast. Produced by XB Film Creators, Master is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and has music by Anirudh Ravichander. The first look poster of the film which released on New Year eve took social media by storm and the fans celebrated it in a grand manner.
Vijay Sethupathi reportedly plays an antagonist in the film and his face off against Thalapathy Vijay is definitely going to be a visual treat for the audience. Following the release of the first look, the fans believed that the second look poster featuring Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi together will be out on January 16, since it happens to be the latter’s birthday. Makkal Selvan is celebrating his 42nd birthday on January 16 and marking that special day, the film’s second look poster was believed to be released.
As per the latest update, it looks like the guess might indeed become true. Yes, Rathna Kumar of Aadai and Meyaadha Maan fame, who is one of the screenplay writers of Master, took to his Twitter space to tell the fans that there will be a Master update tomorrow (January 15) for the festive occasion of Pongal. This took the fans by total surprise and has also made them excited.
Going by his tweet, it looks like the makers might announce the second look release plans by tomorrow on Twitter. However, with no time left, Rathna Kumar deleted the tweet and it made the fans quite disappointed and confused. Is the update surely coming tomorrow as Rathna Kumar said? Will it be the second look poster featuring Vijay Sethupathi or something else? Well, let us keep our fingers crossed and look forward to something interesting. Check out Rathna Kumar's tweet screenshot here:
Arun Vijay preparing for Agni Siragugal stunt sequence in Kazakhstan!
By MKV | Galatta | 12:13 PM
After putting in all the hard work, the highly talented Arun Vijay is finally in a great place in his career right now! He is now one of the most sought after actors, who is known for his hard work and the levels of dedication he puts in for each of his characters! Currently, Arun Vijay has many movies in hand, including Agni Siragugal, Mafia: Chapter 1, Vaa Deal, Sinam and AV31! After completing the first schedule of #AV31, Arun Vijay has now resumed shoot for his Agni Siragugal with director Naveen of Moodar Koodam fame. We now have an exciting update on this project!
Arun Vijay has posted on his Twitter handle that he is currently preparing for a massive action sequence for Agni Siragugal. However, preparing for this action sequence at -9 degrees freezing cold, is what he is doing currently! Arun Vijay is working with the team that made the 2005 Kazakh historical epic movie Nomad. This movie was the official entry from Kazakhstan for Best Foreign Language Film, at the 79th Academy Awards and it also holds the record for being the most expensive Kazakh movie ever made. The Agni Siragugal unit are now preparing for this action sequence at Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan!
Surrounded by snow-clad locales, Arun Vijay is seen astride a majestic stallion and one of his tweets further mentions that he is loving the connect he has with the horse! Agni Siragugal is an action thriller, being funded by T Siva under his Amma Creations banner and has music by Natarajan Sankaran with KA Batcha handling the cinematography and editing by Kripakaran Purushothaman. Vijay Antony plays another lead while Akshara Haasan plays the female lead and the cast also includes Nassar, Prakash Raj, Thalaivasal Vijay, producer JSK, Raima Sen and Sendrayan!
Check out Arun Vijay's tweet here:
Prepping for a massive stunt sequence with the #Nomad stunt team for #AgniSiragugal in the foothills of #Almaty with the crew.. Really a tiresome and tedious work in -9 degrees!! 🥶💪 @NaveenFilmmaker @vijayantony @TSivaAmma #lastlegofshoot pic.twitter.com/2mYvTo5CXX— ArunVijay (@arunvijayno1) January 12, 2020
Arya and Vijay Antony to release Srikanth - Raai Laxmi's Mirugaa teaser
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 07:00 PM
Mirugaa is an upcoming horror thriller starring Srikanth and Raai Laxmi in the lead roles. The duo has already acted together in the masala horror drama, Sowcarpettai, and Mirugaa will now be their second outing. Featuring Sura fame Dev Gill as the antagonist, this film is directed by J Parthiban and produced by Vinod Jain under his banner, Jaguar Studios. The latest official update is that the teaser of the film will be released on January 12, coming Sunday at 4 PM in the evening. The teaser will be released by two leading actors, Arya and Vijay Antony.
The official announcement was made by the production team, a few hours back. Mirugaa has cinematography by M.V.Paneerselvam who has also penned the film’s story and screenplay. As for the other technical aspects, the film has editing by R Sudharshan and art direction by Milan and Raja Mohan. The film’s release date is yet to be announced. For now, get ready to witness the teaser of Mirugaa from January 12.
#MIRUGAA— Nikkil (@onlynikil) January 10, 2020
Man Is Most Dangerous Animal !
*ing @Act_Srikanth @iamlakshmirai
TEASER will be launched on 12/01/2020 Sunday 4:00PM
by @vijayantony #Mirugaa Teaser On Jan 12
@ijaguarstudios@iamvinodjain @nareshjain2682 @mv_panneer @ArulDevofficial@divomovies@onlynikil #NM pic.twitter.com/f0CzKlK4Cn