Latest new update on Vishal - Arya starrer Enemy | Big task completed!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 01:10 PM
Vishal, who was last seen in Chakra, has now completed a month long schedule of his upcoming film, Enemy. It is a known fact that Vishal is starring in a film titled Enemy, which is directed by Anand Shankar of Arima Nambi and Iru Mugan fame. Last month, the makers had left for Dubai to shoot some of the important sequences in the film and the schedule has now been wrapped up. The film's producer, Vinod Kumar shared this update with the fans. With the Dubai schedule getting wrapped up, the makers have almost completed the shooting of Enemy and there is just one more schedule left and it will take place in Chennai.
Sharing the pictures from the Dubai schedule, producer Vinod Kumar wrote, "30 days Abroad schedule completed. Gearing up for the final schedule in Chennai . #Enemy". The highlight aspect of Enemy is that it has actor Arya playing the antagonist and it is going to be exciting to see the face off between Vishal and Arya on the big screen. Vishal and Arya had earlier acted together in Bala's Avan Ivan and Enemy is their second outing together. The duo was supposed to act together in PS Mithran's Irumbu Thirai, but due to a few reasons, that could not happen and they have now joined hands for Enemy. Arya's recent release, Teddy, has received a fairly good response from the Tamil audience and he will be looking to continuing the momentum with Enemy as well.
Produced by Vinod Kumar under the banner of Mini Studios, Enemy has music composed by Thaman S and cinematography handled by RD Rajasekhar. The other notable members in the technical team include T Ramalingam (art direction), Raymond Derrick Crasta (editing), and Ravi Verma (stunt choreography). The film's story and screenplay are written by Shan Karuppusamy and S Ramakrishnan. The young and happening musical sensation Arivu will be writing the lyrics for the songs.
The film features Super Deluxe fame Mirnalini Ravi as the female lead and she will be seen as the love interest of Vishal. Apart from Vishal, Arya, and Mirnalini, the film also has Prakash Raj and Mamta Mohandas playing important roles. Enemy is touted to be an intense action thriller that will be a visual treat for the fans. For now, check out the latest update of Enemy, shared by the film's producer here:
30 days Abroad schedule completed.😊 Gearing up for the final schedule in Chennai .#Enemy @VishalKOfficial @arya_offl @anandshank @Mini_StudioOffl @MusicThaman @prakashraaj @mamtamohan @mirnaliniravi @RDRajasekar @RIAZtheboss @baraju_SuperHit pic.twitter.com/BJBUAwaaKG— Vinod Kumar (@vinod_offl) March 29, 2021
Stylish first look poster of Vishal's Enemy | Arya | Anand Shankar
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 11:18 AM
The title of Vishal and Arya’s film with director Anand Shankar was recently revealed to be Enemy and the announcement created a very good buzz on social media. The film is produced by Vinod Kumar of Mini Studios and has music scored by the current musical sensation, SS Thaman. The other members in the technical team include RD Rajasekar (cinematography), Raymond Derrick Crasta (editing) Ravi Varma (stunt direction), T Ramalingam (art direction), Gopi Prasannaa (poster design). Anand Shankar is known for directing stylish action entertainers (Arima Nambi, Iru Mugan) and let us see what he has in store for the audience, this time.
The makers have now released the first look poster of the film which looks exciting. The poster introduces us to the protagonist of the film, Vishal who looks super fit and muscular, as always. Vishal is seen holding a machine gun in his hand and this poster suggests that the film is going to be high on action. The makers haven’t revealed the complete look of Vishal and we are teased with a minimal reveal. Vishal is someone who is known for performing action moves with style and perfection and when he locks horns against Arya, it is definitely going to be exciting to watch.
Let us hope that this multistarrer lives up to its expectations. The first look has opened to a positive reception from the fans and it is expected to create a good hype on social media. The film features Super Deluxe fame Mirnalini Ravi as the female lead and Prakash Raj in a very important role. Prakash Raj is said to play a very challenging and interesting role and his character has been kept under wraps. The first schedule of the film took place at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, a few weeks before and it was completed as per the plan.
Details regarding the further schedules are awaited. Enemy is Vishal’s 30th film and Arya’s 32nd film in their respective careers and this film marks their second union after Avan Ivan. The duo were initially supposed to act together in Vishal’s Irumbu Thirai, but due to various reasons, Action King Arjun replaced Arya. Check out the first look poster of Vishal’s Enemy, directed by Anand Shankar here:
The Dirty Picture actress' Arya Banerjee's post-mortem report - death reason revealed
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 02:00 PM
Popular Bengali actress Arya Banerjee's body was discovered last Friday with her nose bleeding and vomiting around her in her apartment in Jodhpur Park, South Kolkata. Now, the Kolkata Police has ruled out the possibility of homicide after the post-mortem report in which officials have confirmed that there was no foul play involved in the actress' death. Speaking to news agency IANS, Kolkata Police Joint Commissioner (crime) Murlidhar Sharma said that Banerjee was suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and had ingested alcohol before she passed away. He said, "It was not a case of homicide. Alcohol was found in her stomach at the time of her death."
A forensic team had collected samples from Arya Banerjee's room after the police had broken into her third-floor apartment as there was no response from the actress to her maid's phone calls earlier in the day. The 40-year-old's body was then sent for post-mortem examination, with the possibility of homicide since being ruled out after an initial investigation. Statements from the actress' neighbors have revealed that she primarily kept to herself in her apartment, got her food through app-based delivery platforms and spent time with her pet dog.
Arya Banerjee, whose real name is Devdatta Banerjee, was the youngest daughter of renowned sitarist Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. She made her acting debut in the Hindi film Love Sex Aur Dhokha in 2010 and impresses fans in Vidya Balan's The Dirty Picture, which went on to win three National Awards in 2012. The popular Bollywood actress' role as the up-and-coming Shakeela in The Dirty Picture made heads turn, especially during a dance sequence with the film's heroine Vidya Balan. A former student at National Award-winning actor Anupam Kher’s acting school, Arya Banerjee also made appearances in a few episodes of the crime show Savdhaan India, while also doing some modeling work in Mumbai.
The Dirty Picture actress Arya Banerjee found dead in her apartment - fans shocked!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 03:18 PM
Popular Bengali actress Arya Banerjee was found dead on Friday in her apartment in Jodhpur Park, South Kolkata. She was 40. Known among fans for starring in Vidya Balan's 2011 nationwide box office blockbuster The Dirty Picture, the Bollywood actress' body was reportedly covered with blood when the police broke into her house and discovered her. According to reports, Arya's maid in her statement to the police said the actress did not respond to her calls on Friday morning and also did not answer the door when she went to work at her residence.
Arya Banerjee, whose real name is Devdatta Banerjee, was also reportedly found lying on her bed with her nose bleeding and vomiting around her, with investigations currently underway into the suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. The youngest daughter of renowned sitarist Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Arya made her acting debut in the Hindi film Love Sex Aur Dhokha in 2010. A senior police officer from Lake Police Station in a statement according to The Telegraph said that there appears to be no foul play and the exact cause of the actress' death will be known once the post-mortem report comes out.
Having done some modeling work in Mumbai and also a former student at National Award-winning actor Anupam Kher’s acting school, Arya Banerjee lived alone and kept to herself. The police have said that the actress was getting her food through app-based delivery platforms and spent time with her pet dog. Currently, the police are said to be trying to identify the people who would visit her house for any work and her telephonic calls are being scanned to see whether she was under any distress 24 hours before her death.
Arya Banerjee's role as the up-and-coming young actress Shakeela in The Dirty Picture was her most notable role to date and had shared screen space during a dance sequence with the film's heroine Vidya Balan. The biographical musical drama film said to be inspired by the life of Silk Smitha went on to win three National Awards in 2012, while also becoming a massive box office success.
Pa. Ranjith's Sarpatta Parambarai character details and new stills | Arya | Dushara Vijayan
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 06:37 PM
Director Pa. Ranjith's upcoming film titled Sarpatta Parambarai had its first look revealed on Wednesday and has since received an astounding response from fans, who have been gushing at Arya's look and his massive physical transformation as a boxer from North Madras. The film produced by Shanmugam Dhakshan Raj under the K9 Studios banner and featuring music composed by Santhosh Narayanan is set in the backdrop of the 1970s and 1980s, with the makers now releasing new stills. In the latest stills for Sarpatta Parambarai, we see the looks of the other stars namely Dushara Vijayan, Kalaiyarasan, Sanchana Natarajan, Pasupathy and John Vijay being revealed, while Santhosh Prathap and John Kokken too are playing pivotal roles in the film.
In the Sarpatta Parambarai first look, Arya's character name was revealed to be Kaali. Now, Dushara Vijayan, who plays the female lead in the film, has penned a note on her Instagram story where she goes on to reveal her character's name as Maariyamma, while expressing her gratitude to director Pa. Ranjith and Arya, including the entire team for their support. She wrote, "I have been waiting to reveal Maariyamma from SARPATTA and there you go! This day is definitely huge!!! Ranjith sir you have been one and only the best mentor for me, Arya, you have been very supportive and the best person I have worked with, thanks to you! I thank the whole crew for making this possible! Do watch the film!"
Sarpatta Parambarai will have cinematography by Murali G, editing by Selva RK and art direction by T Ramalingam, while Tamizh Prabha has co-written the story along with Pa Ranjith. Filming has been completed, with the team currently carrying out the post-production works. According to reports, Sarpatta Parambarai will delve into the politics involved in the sport of boxing and how the protagonist overcomes all the challenges to emerge as a champion. Fans have massive expectations for Sarpatta Parambarai, which will be Pa. Ranjith's next big film for the director after he last worked with 'Superstar' Rajinikanth in Kabali and Kaala.
It is said that Pa. Ranjith did a lot of strong research on the film's plot and has attempted to shed light on the forgotten and unseen culture behind the sport of boxing in Tamil Nadu, especially in North Madras. Based on the first look and the stills released, it is clear that Arya has given it his all physically to attain the bulky look. Check out the stills from Sarpatta Parambarai below:
Exciting update on Sundar C's Aranmanai 3 | Arya | Raashi Khanna
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 02:48 PM
After a long wait due to the pandemic, director Sundar C has finally gotten to resume the shooting of his next film, Aranmanai 3. After the box office success of Aranmanai 1 and 2, Sundar C is now in the process of making the third part and it will definitely have a good opening among the masses. Despite getting mixed reviews from the critics, both the earlier parts did well at the box office with the support of the mainstream and family audience. Aranmanai 3 features Arya in the lead role, while Raashi Khanna plays the main female lead. Andrea Jeremiah and Bigg Boss fame Sakshi Agarwal will be seen as the other leads, while Vivekh and Yogi Babu will play the comedians.
Aranmanai 3 is expected to have a good mix of horror and comedy, with other commercial elements. Recently, Arya took to his Twitter page to share that he is traveling to Pollachi for the shooting of Aranmanai 3 and he sounded excited about getting to resume work for this film. The latest update is that this schedule is the final schedule and with this, the entire film's shooting will be wrapped up. The entire cast will take part in this schedule and it will happen as per the Covid-19 protocols. This final schedule of Aranmanai 3 will take place for a span of 10 days and it is expected to be wrapped by December 1.
Sundar C has shot a few sequences of the film in a real palace at Rajkot and those scenes were filmed at the beginning of this year. If reports are to believed, Sun Pictures is expected to acquire the theatrical distribution rights of the film. Produced by Sundar C's Avni Cinemas, Aranmanai 3 has music scored by C Sathya. Rumours are rife that Arya will be seen as a ghost in the film, but an official confirmation is awaited.
Very recently, Arya wrapped up the shooting of his untitled next (tentatively called Arya 30/Salpetta) with director Pa Ranjith. Produced by K9 Studios, this boxing based action film will have music by Santhosh Narayanan and cinematography by Murali G, who regularly collaborates with Pa Ranjith. Arya has undergone intense physical training for the character in this film and it is going to be an interesting watch.
Director #SundarC ‘s #Aranmanai3 final schedule shooting starts from today at Pollachi... Whole team is joining this schedule. Shoot gets completed with schedule by December 1... @arya_offl @andrea_jeremiah @Actor_Vivek @iYogiBabu @ssakshiagarwal @johnsoncinepro pic.twitter.com/lSM6FnJoeT— Johnson PRO (@johnsoncinepro) November 19, 2020
Latest Exclusive update on Arya - Pa Ranjith's Salpetta! Check Out!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 07:00 PM
As we all know, director Pa Ranjith’s next film would star Arya in the lead role and the Madharasapattinam actor would be seen playing the role of a boxer in the film. He has undergone intense physical training for his character and his makeover has already surprised a lot of people. Produced by K9 Studios, this film is tentatively called Arya 30, though unofficial reports have revealed the title to be Salpetta. This boxing-based political sports drama will have music scored by Santhosh Narayanan.
In a recent Facebook live interaction with Galatta Media, actor Kalaiyarasan (of Madras and Adhe Kangal fame), while answering a fan question, shared an interesting update about the film. He said, “We have completed one schedule of Salpetta already. Just when we were about to start the second schedule, the lockdown was announced and since then, there has been no progress.” It looks like the filming has already begun!
This news has come as an interesting piece of update for the fans who were wanting to know about the progress of Salpetta. Kalaiyarasan was recently seen in the music video of ‘Oru Chance Kudu’ song that was part of director Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Ondraga Originals. Kalai’s casual and energetic dance performance in the song got a very positive reception among the fans and it was widely enjoyed by everyone. Check out the official Facebook live video below:
Official: Actress Dushara to play the female lead in Arya - Pa Ranjith film!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 10:48 AM
Director Pa Ranjith’s next film will star Arya in the lead role and the young handsome hunk will be seen as a boxer. Arya has undergone an unbelievable physical transformation for this character and his gym workout videos created a huge buzz on social media. An interesting update about this film has now been shared officially. This film will feature actress Dushara playing the female lead, as Arya’s love interest. Dushara, who made her Kollywood debut with Bodhai Yeri Budhi Maari, will get her breakthrough with this Pa Ranjith directorial.
Dushara will play a North Madras girl who is bold and strong. Ranjith is known for creating strong women characters and we have seen that in the past through films like Madras, Kabali, Kaala, etc. Talking about the opportunity in her recent interview with Times of India, Dushara was quoted as saying, “They saw a picture of mine on Twitter and called me for an audition. I had two look tests — one indoor and one outdoor. The characterisation was in typical Pa Ranjith style. I got through the film only after they liked my audition.
I play the role of a north Madras girl. Ranjith writes such beautiful roles for female characters and mine is one such. I play a bold and strong character.” Dushara has been shooting for the film since January and is expected to complete her portions soon, once the current Corona virus situation subsides. Produced by K9 Studios, this sports based drama will have music scored by Santhosh Narayanan.
Arya shares workout video of his Arya 30 co-star John Kokken!
By MKV | Galatta | 03:00 PM
Just a couple of days back, the handsome hunk Arya announced his next project! Going by the working title Arya30, this movie is to be a Pa Ranjith directorial. Touted to be a film based on boxing, this movie involves a lot of action and Arya has beefed himself up with rippling muscles for this project! He shared a workout video of himself, while announcing this project! Now, Arya has shared a workout video of one of his co-stars in this upcoming movie - Anish John Kokken! Anish is a pan-Indian actor who has worked on a number of Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam movies!
Anish John Kokken is playing one of the baddies in the upcoming Kannada magnum opus KGF: Chapter 2 and has earlier played character as well as negative roles in a number of project including 1 Nenokkadine, Venky Mama, Yuvarathnaa, Janatha Garage, Sardar Gabbar Singh, Teen Maar and many other such projects! Now, it looks like he would be playing an important role in #Arya30 too! The video released by Arya shows John Kokken practising boxing and the text accompanying the video mentions John to be involved in fitness for over 20 years!
It is not widely known but Anish John Kokken is the husband of VJ and actress Pooja Ramachandran, who made a mark with her presence on SS Music. The strapping actor was earlier married to Malayalam and Tamil actress Meera Vasudevan but the two parted ways and he tied the knot with Pooja, in a simple ceremony in 2019! The couple are acting together in the Zee5 Original web-series Police Diary 2.0! Santhosh Narayanan is to be composing the music for #Arya30, which is being produced under the K9 Studioz banner. Speculations abound that this movie might be titled Salpetta!
Check out Arya's tweet here:
Here’s John Kokken @johnkokken1 training hard on boxing for past 6 months and fitness probably 20 years 🤪 All set for @beemji sir challenge 💪💪#PaRanjithFilm #Arya30 #PreLook #PrepLook @Music_Santhosh @K9Studioz pic.twitter.com/uhVEw14dbn— Arya (@arya_offl) February 23, 2020
Pre look of Arya 30 | Sundar C | Pa Ranjith | Aranmanai 3 | Salpetta
By Avinash Pandian | Galatta | 04:54 PM
Arya had two releases last year Kaappaan and Magamuni; while Arya did not have enough screen space in the first film, Magamuni showed him in a different avatar and also did well critically as well as commercially. He has one interesting film Teddy lined up for release, however, there has not been any official announcement on his next. We have reported our readers that Arya would be teaming up with Sundar C for Aranmanai 3 and he will also work with Pa Ranjith for a boxing-based film titled Salpetta Parambarai.
Arya fans who are eagerly waiting for an official word regarding his upcoming project, here is an interesting update. Arya has confirmed that the announcement about his next film will be made tomorrow February 20th at 5 PM. His tweet reads as follows: “You Never know how strong You are until Being strong is the only choice you have. An Update about my next film at 5pm tomorrow #Arya30 #Prelook.” Arya has been an inspiration to many for his fitness regime, this photo shows us the level of dedication that Arya has towards keeping his body healthy and fit.