Exclusive: Atlee is not doing a film for Sun Pictures now! His next film's hero revealed!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 05:12 PM
Director Atlee’s last film, Bigil, turned out to be a blockbuster hit venture at the box office and it also marked the director’s hat-trick success with Thalapathy Vijay after Theri and Mersal. The super hit director is right now busy with the pre-production works of his next with Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and the expectations on that film is really high. Atlee is said to be working on the screenplay of this film right now. Recently, a section of media reported that director Atlee is in talks with Sun Pictures for a new film. It was also believed by the fans that this could possibly be Thalapathy 65 with Vijay.
Since Vijay and Atlee have a very good success ratio, the rumour was widely speculated on social media. However, when we checked with the sources close to the director’s team, the news was vehemently denied. The source added, “Atlee is for sure doing Shah Rukh Khan’s film and that is 100% happening. That will be his immediate next project. The news about Sun Pictures is completely not true.”
Well, we hope that puts the rumours to rest. Atlee’s film with Shah Rukh Khan is touted to go on floors soon and we can expect an official announcement in the coming months. Stay tuned.
Bigil director Atlee reacts to 96 Telugu remake Jaanu teaser!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 10:02 PM
Director Atlee has established himself to be a powerhouse in Tamil cinema ever since he stepped into filmmaking in 2013 with his debut film, Raja Rani, starring Arya, Nayanthara, Jai and Nazriya in the lead roles. The young director then went on to become a sensation among fans after he directed the 'Thalapathy' Vijay blockbuster, Theri, in 2016. He then delivered a bigger box office success once again with Vijay in the 2017 film, Mersal, and after which they joined hands for the third time last year for the action sports drama, Bigil, which as well became a money-spinner.
Atlee, who is at present keeping himself busy with the script work for his tentatively titled, A5, took to his Twitter page to congratulate actress Samantha for the release of the teaser of her upcoming Telugu film, Jaanu, which is an official remake of the 2018 romantic drama, 96. Check out his tweet below:
— atlee (@Atlee_dir) January 9, 2020
Samantha was incidentally a part of Atlee's Theri and Mersal opposite Vijay with fans lapping up her performances in both films, which reportedly went on to collect over 400 crores together. Atlee is now working on A5, which many speculate is going to be with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, with reports a while back stating production will most likely roll out in the next few months while an official statement is now awaited. Samantha, on the other hand, will be seen in Jaanu, opposite Sharwanand, with 96 director C. Prem Kumar himself directing the Telugu version, which is being planned for a possible theatrical release in summer.
Watch Bigil full movie now | Thalapathy | Vijay | Atlee | AR Rahman
By Avinash Pandian | Galatta | 02:14 PM
Vijay's Bigil has become a blockbuster hit at the box office and still continues to run in a few theatres across Tamil Nadu. Also the occupancy rate for Bigil is still solid enough even after completing 48 days at the theatres. The family audiences and the women have given a big thumbs up to the film. Vijay fans have been enjoying the success of the film. We were the first to inform everyone that Bigil will release on Amazon Prime on the 13th of December. Now as a surprise Amazon has released the movie a day prior to the actual plan. We are sure the fans are going to be excited by this and here is your time to watch the full HD version of Bigil on Amazon.
Produced by AGS Entertainment, Bigil also starred Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Vivekh, Yogi Babu, Daniel Balaji, Indhuja, Reba Monica John, Amritha Aiyer, Indraja Shankar, in the star cast. The film, which got released on the festive occasion of Diwali, opened to fairly positive reviews from the fans and general audience, while another section of the audience wasn't impressed with the film. The digital streaming rights of Bigil has been sold to Amazon Prime for a whopping price and it was already revealed, much before the film's release. Here is the link to watch the full movie of Bigil in HD version:
Most tweeted actors' handles | Vijay and Atlee in TOP 10
By Galatta | 12:23 PM
Twitter is one of the most popular social networks right now. As we reach the end of 2019, Twitter reflects on the year of national and global significance across topics and regions. They have also released a separate list for the entertainment sector. From Viswasam to Bigil to Vijay to AR Rahman, the list is filled with plenty movements created by Tamil speaking audience who flocked to Twitter to find out what’s happening in the world and to talk about it.
#Bigil: Like every year, the Tamil and Telugu entertainment industries dominated entertainment conversations on Twitter. Fans of superstar Vijay used the service to discuss and celebrate every update about the much-awaited Diwali blocker buster #Bigil. Twitter has officially released the list of top 10 entertainment handles in India – Male. Here is the list:
1. Amitabh Bachchan
2. Akshay Kumar
3. Salman Khan
4. Shah Rukh Khan
6. AR Rahman
7. Ranveer Singh
8. Ajay Devgn
9. Mahesh Babu
Emotional Bigil Rayappan scene | Thalapathy Vijay | Atlee | A. R. Rahman
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 11:45 AM
‘Thalapathy’ Vijay’s Bigil, which came out as a Diwali release towards the end of last month under Atlee’s direction, has turned out to be yet another blockbuster for the duo and is the third big success for them after their previous films, Theri and Mersal. Produced by AGS Entertainment with chart-buster music by Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman, the action sports entertainer had Vijay playing dual roles as father (Rayappan) and son (Michael aka. Bigil). With the film having grossed over 250 crores in worldwide box office collections, two sneak peek videos as part of the promotions were released to a positive response with a new and third scene featured on both characters essayed by Vijay is now out.
Bigil has been enjoying a successful run in theatres across the world and is the first time that three films of Vijay including Mersal and Sarkar have surpassed 250 crores in global box office collections on the trot. Apart from Vijay, Nayanthara, Yogi Babu and Anandaraj, the film also had Kathir, Vivek, Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff, former Indian football star IM Vijayan, Indhuja, Daniel Balaji, Vivek, Varsha Bollamma, Amritha Iyer, Soundararaja, Gayathri Reddy, Devadarshini, Dheena among others in major supporting roles.
Check out the new intense Bigil sneak peek video below:
Bigil 4-day box office report | Vijay | Atlee | Nayanthara
By Galatta | 03:00 PM
Diwali is one of Thalapathy Vijay’s favourite hunting ground, almost all his Diwali releases have turned out to be extremely fruitful for him. His latest offering Bigil seems to be no different. The film is off to a flourishing start. The worldwide gross of the film is inching towards the 200 mark. And we are just into the 5th day of the film’s release. Today, the 29th of October happens to be a crucial day for the film since the Diwali phase has ended. We will have to wait and see how the film holds during the normal working days.
As far as the Chennai city box office is concerned, Bigil still looks to be rock solid with over 50% tickets for most shows booked in advance. That sure looks very positive for the film. Bigil has managed to gross close to 7 crore rupees in 4 days. If the film continues to perform in the same manner over the next 10 days, Bigil will become the most grossing film in Chennai city box office. Bigil still has a long way to long and we hope the film continues to impress the audience. Bigil has collected over 10 crores in states like Kerala. Vijay holds a huge fan base in God’s Own Country as well. His market in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states as well. Bigil is likely to be Vijay’s best-ever outing in the Telugu speaking states.
Stay tuned for more box office updates!
Galatta Wonder Women Awards - Know what Atlee said to Keerthy Suresh?
By Avinash Pandian | Galatta | 06:45 PM
Keerthy Suresh attended the Galatta Wonder Women Awards looking seraphic in a white, gold-embroidered lehenga, but what charmed the audience was the grace with which she accepted the award- 'Priceless Jewel of South India'. Looking almost shy, the National Award winner went up on-stage beaming at Atlee, who was giving away her award and expressed her gratitude in a few words in a quiet voice. Encouraged by the audience, who were yearning for her to spend some more time on the dais, Keerthy shared her happiness in being acknowledged for her talent.
"Many asked me why I was putting in so much effort for Mahanati. I believe the accolades stand as a reply for all the quips people made against the work we were doing," she said. Remembering that he had watched the movie in Hyderabad with Keerthy, Atlee confided how he had told Keerthy that she deserved a National Award for her performance, right after they stepped out from the movie. We were glad that we could host the lovely girl and we hope that she would continue amassing recognition in the years to come.
Vijay's full speech video | Bigil audio launch | Atlee | AR Rahman | Nayanthara
By Galatta | 05:00 PM
The biggest audio launch function of the year has to be Bigil’s event which happened last Thursday. Since it was a weekday, the makers weren’t able to telecast the event on TV on the very same day. Which made Vijay fans even more desperate to watch the event live. An auditorium with a capacity of 4000 was filled with much more than that. And more than twice the number of people who watched the event returned without entering the auditorium. More than the interest to listen to the songs, it was Vijay’s speech that drove all the attention towards Sairam college.
Vijay, of course, did not disappoint his fans as he looked so comfortable while delivering his speech. It is rated as one of his best speeches to date. He kept coming up with one punch dialogue after another. Undoubtedly it was a Vijay show, his speech had plenty of comedy one-liners and meaningful messages and of course his usual short story. Vijay explaining about his recording session with AR Rahman is one among the memorable moments during his speech. The event was telecasted yesterday on Sun TV and now they have uploaded Vijay’s speech on YouTube as well. For people who missed Vijay’s speech yesterday on TV and for the one who would want to revisit his speech, here is the video:
Bigil - Jukebox | Thalapathy Vijay, Nayanthara | A. R. Rahman | Atlee | AGS
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 07:25 PM
Actor Vijay’s upcoming film, Bigil, announced to hit screens as a Diwali release in October had its audio launched yesterday in a grand manner in the presence of top ranking celebrities and Tamil film industry personalities and thousands of fans. Featuring music by Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman, three songs - ‘Singappenney’, “Verithanam’ and ‘Unakga’ - were released first as single tracks to a rousing reception from fans. Produced under the AGS Entertainment banner and helmed by director Atlee, reputed audio label, Sony Music, have now released the Bigil jukebox featuring all the five songs, which also includes the newly unveiled ‘Maathare’ and ‘Bigil Bigil Bigilu’ tracks apart from the initial three tracks.
Bigil is being billed to be an action-packed sports drama with Vijay set to appear in dual roles and has created sky-high expectations among fans. A multi-starrer, the film will also see Nayanthara playing the female lead, followed by Kathir, Vivek, Jackie Shroff, Indhuja, Daniel Balaji, Anandaraj, Vivek, Yogi Babu, Varsha Bollamma, Amritha Iyer, Soundararaja, Devadarshini, ‘Thaadi’ Balaji, Dheena among others in major supporting roles.
Listen to the Bigil jukebox below:
Verithanam song | Bigil | Vijay | AR Rahman | Atlee | Vivek
By Galatta | 05:44 PM
The much-awaited single of the year, Verithanam from Bigil arrives. It is packed with all the intrigants needed to satisfy Vijay fans. With Thalapathy Vijay crooning to an AR Rahman tune for the very first time, the expectations for this song is on an all-time high. Though, it sounds nothing like an AR Rahman song while listening to it for the very first time, the song is sure to grow on you as you give it a multiple listen. Vivek has penned the lyrics for this special song which is sure to appeal the masses. What are you waiting for? Plug in your earphones and hit the repeat button already!