Verithanamana Dance Tribute for Vijay - Bigil Pandiyamma's Viral TikTok Video
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:11 PM
Comedy actor Robo Shankar’s daughter, Indraja Shankar made her silver screen debut with Thalapathy Vijay’s Bigil and her character, ‘Pandiyamma’ was a big hit among the masses. Indraja’s performance in the film was received well by the audience and it earned positive reviews. The budding actor got her breakthrough opportunity through her TikTok videos that grabbed the attention of director Atlee. Having said that, Indraja Shankar has now posted a new TikTok video, performing to a bit portion from the classic hit ‘Aalthotta Boopathi’ song from Youth.
Indraja has posted this video today (June 22) on account of Thalapathy Vijay’s 46th birthday and the TikTok video has gone viral among the fans already. Indraja is full of energy in this video and interestingly, she has shared screen space with her father, Robo Shankar. Indraja shared the video and wrote, “Happy Birthday thalapathy♥️. We love u soo much sir♥️. Neenga en life la periya role play pannirukinga. En life la maraka mudiyadha memories ungalodadhu eruku sir. U cared me like father,friend,wellwisher and more. Love u soo much sir😘”
People cannot stop raving about Indraja’s dance performance and her combination with her father and the video has been doing good rounds on social media. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch it here:
A.R.Rahman announces his next big film after Bigil and it is an International Biggie!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 05:36 PM
Music composer A.R.Rahman’s last release was Bigil, directed by Atlee, starring Thalapathy Vijay. He has quite a lot of exciting projects in his pipeline and the list includes Chiyaan Vikram’s Cobra, Sivakarthikeyan’s Ayalaan, Prithviraj’s Aadujeevitham, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Shikara, 99 songs, Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re and Mani Ratnam’s historical epic Ponniyin Selvan. Having said that, the legendary composer’s next film has been announced and interestingly, he has signed an International film after a very long time.
Yes, Rahman would be composing music for the U.S.-India-Bangladesh film, No Land’s Man. Additionally, Rahman will also be the co-producer of this film, helmed by acclaimed Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki. Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Australian theatre actor Megan Mitchell play the leads in this film that has been shot in different locations in America, Australia and India.
No Land's Man will have dialogues mostly in English, with some smaller portions in Urdu and Hindi. The film will deal with the life journey of a South Asian man (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), which gets complicated when he meets an Australian woman (Megan Mitchell) in the U.S. Talking about the film to the Hollywood portal, The Variety, Rahman was quoted as saying, “The newborn world has new challenges and new stories to tell. This is one such story.”
Karan Johar lauds directors Vetri Maaran and Atlee for Asuran and Bigil - check out!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 10:00 AM
It is a known fact that Bollywood director and producer Karan Johar is an active follower of Tamil cinema. Having said that, his latest statement about directors Vetri Maaran and Atlee has gone viral on social media. In a recent interview with Indulge (The New Indian Express), the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai director said, "I saw Asuran by Vetri Maaran. Oh my god, it totally blew my mind. Dhanush is just amazing and spectacular. I saw it and I was in the edge of my seat.
I love Atlee made a film called Bigil, it's a huge boxoffice hit. I have seen all his films and loved it. He's the magician of masala cinema". Atlee shared this news on his official social media page and thanked director Karan for the kind words. This has indeed created a great buzz on social media among the fans.
Up next, Atlee is in talks with Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan for directing his next film and this news has paved the way for speculations that Karan Johar might produce the project under his banner Dharma Productions. Well, we will have to wait for a few more months to get clarity about it. Check out Atlee's tweet below:
Producer Archana Kalpathi denies rumours that Bigil incurred 20 crores loss!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 09:38 AM
Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil is one of the highest grossing films of last year that set the box office on fire. This sports action drama, which was directed by Atlee, was said to have collected over 300 crores from the worldwide box office. Recently, a section of North Indian media had reported saying that Bigil incurred a loss of 20 crores for the producer and this news created a huge buzz and confusion among the fans on social media. It became a trending topic on Twitter, as well.
However, the film's creative producer, Archana Kalpathi from AGS Entertainment denied the news as a baseless rumour and clarified that Bigil was a profitable venture for their production house. She cleared the air by tweeting, "Yes. @republic please fact check this article. Thank you 🙏". Through this tweet, it is evident that Archana Kalpathi and AGS Entertainment are very much happy with the box office performance of Bigil. The film which released for last year's Diwali received a good reception from Vijay fans and the family audience, especially for Rayappan's character.
With music by A.R.Rahman, Bigil featured an ensemble star cast that includes Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Yogi Babu, Vivekh, Indhuja, Amritha Aiyer, Varsha Bollamma, Reba Monica John, and others. The film is currently streaming officially on Amazon Prime Video. For now, check out Archana Kalpathi's tweet below:
Reba Monica John's latest TikTok video of Bigil romantic scene | Nayanthara
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 05:00 PM
Reba Monica John is quite a popular name in Malayalam and Tamil cinema. In Malayalam, she has films like Jacobinte Swargarajyam and the recently released Forensic to her credit. She made her Kollywood debut with Jai’s Jarugandi, but got her breakthrough with her crucial character as Anitha in Thalapathy Vijay’s Bigil, directed by Atlee. Reba played the role of an acid attack survivor turned football player and her character left a huge impact among the audience.
The super talented actress will next be seen as one of the female leads in Vishnu Vishal’s action thriller, FIR, directed by debutant Manu Anand. She has few other interesting projects in the pipeline as well. Of late, we have been seeing actors doing TikTok videos to kill time during this quarantine period and on that note, Reba also shared her latest TikTok video on social media and it has gone viral among the fans.
In this TikTok video, Reba has performed the cute romantic scene (that happens in the harbour) between Nayanthara and Vijay in Bigil. This video has got a very good reception from the fans and she’s been receiving positive comments. Check out the video here:
Cinematographer GK Vishnu shares unknown interesting details behind Bigil football scenes!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:34 PM
Cinematographer G.K.Vishnu made a very impressive debut with Thalapathy Vijay’s Mersal, directed by Atlee and his visuals were one of the major positives for the film. Following the success of Mersal, he happened to shoot Vijay - Atlee combo’s next film, Bigil, as well. His work in Bigil was raved by the critics and general audience and people were all praise for his framing and colours. Recently, Vishnu asked his followers to shoot out some questions so that he can answer them. Interestingly, people asked him about the technical details behind the filming of the football stadium scenes in Bigil.
One of the followers asked Vishnu about the filters and lenses used in Bigil to shoot the football sequences. Vishnu replied, “I use a lot of lens filters in crazy combinations. Depends on the mood of the scene. Sometime, it's my mood. We used a lot of LED lights which are mostly used in industries as a flood light. A LOT.” Similarly, another follower asked him if they had done storyboard for the film and Vishnu said, “We did. It helped us for a lot of sequences. But we didn't force ourselves to stick to that. It helped us to kickstart with something.”
Well, it is actually good to see people noticing the technical aspects of a film and question about it. As a cinematographer, Vishnu must be a happy man seeing all these questions. Professionally, Vishnu is currently working on the Telugu film, Krack, that stars Ravi Teja, Shruti Haasan and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the lead roles. This action entertainer is directed by Gopichand Malineni. Check out the screenshots of Vishnu’s answers below:
Viral Video: Priya Bhavani Shankar rocks in video game! Uses Thalapathy's Bigil dialogue!
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 06:23 PM
The ongoing COVID-19 Corona Virus Pandemic has caused the whole nation to go into lockdown mode and everybody is following social distancing and self-isolation. Irrespective of celebrities or common people, everybody are staying indoors and making the maximum out of this downtime. The gorgeous Priya Bhavani Shankar first caught the eyes of the audiences as a newsreader before donning the avatars of a TV actress and show host. She eventually broke out onto the big screens with Meyaadha Maan and has since become one of the most sought after actresses! Priya has been regularly updating photos and videos of her time in self-quarantine and her fans are mighty impressed!
Priya Bhavani Shankar's latest video shows her playing a football video game, very keenly! She has her eyes riveted to the TV screen as she navigates through her players and scores a goal! On scoring the goal, Priya uses the very famous dialogue from Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil - "Cup-uh mukkiyam Bigil-u!" This video has created quite a rage online and Vijay fans have been sharing and liking it in masses! After a string of successful movies, Priya Bhavani Shankar is now a part of Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan's Indian 2 and SJ Suryah's Bommai apart from a number of other movies like Kuruthi Aattam, Kasada Thabara, Pelli Choopulu's Tamil remake, Vaan, Kalathil Sandhippom and the multi-lingual Aham Brahmasmi.
Check out the video below,
Thalapathy's Bigil producers AGS Entertainments' Kalpathi brothers donate Rs. 15 Lakhs to FEFSI!
By MKV | Galatta | 04:09 PM
The COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus Pandemic has changed the face of the Earth and life as we knew it is no longer the same! The world is still trying to come to terms with this deadly disease and the thousands of lives it has already claimed and the hundreds of thousands of people it has already infected! Governments of various countries are going all out to prevent the spread of this Virus and the Indian government has also announced a 21-day lockdown across the country. People are being asked to remain indoors and practice social distancing and self isolation to ensure the safety of their families and themselves! This has caused the livelihoods of daily wage workers to be affected and there are many such workers in the Cinema field, whose families have been affected by the lack of income!
FEFSI - the organization that handles the affairs of all the technicians in the Tamil Cinem industry has been working hard to provide some relief to the thousands of its members, who are suffering from the lack of work and income. Many celebrities of Kollywood have been coming forward and contributing for the relief efforts of FEFSI by donating money or rice bags. The latest to extend their support for FEFSI during these testing times is the AGS Entertainment banner, which is owned by the brothers - Kalpathi S Aghoram, Kalpathi S Ganesh & Kalpathi S Suresh! The three brothers have together donated Rs. 15 Lakhs towards the relief efforts of FEFSI, for its Union members! The last production venture from the AGS Entertainment banner was Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil, which was directed by Atlee.
Check out the announcement tweet here:
— Diamond Babu (@idiamondbabu) April 5, 2020
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Singer Krish shares Vijay's inspirational Bigil dialogue
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 04:07 PM
Popular South Indian singer Krish has left fans enchanted with his spellbinding voice during the course of his successful career with numerous chart-buster songs among which include 'June Ponaal' from Unnale Unnale, 'Oru Mugamo' from Bheema, 'Oru Chinna Thamarai' from Vettaikaaran, 'Antarctica' from Thuppakki, 'Adiyae Kolluthey' from Vaaranam Aayiram, 'Manjal Veyil' from Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu to name a few. Krish had also ventured into acting and starred in films such as Azhagiya Asura, Puriyadha Anandam Puthithaga Arambam including Suriya's Si3 before entering wedlock with actress Sangeetha a decade back in 2009 and, the couple since turning parents to their daughter, Shiviya.
Sangeetha as well has garnered a reputation for being a highly talented actress with power-packed performances in films like Uyir and director Bala's blockbuster, Pithamagan, after which she had also turned host on a couple of popular TV shows and was last seen in a major supporting role in Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu's Sarileru Neekevvaru, released this Sankaranthi.
Having said that, Krish and Sangeetha, who happen to be one of Tamil cinema's most popular star couples, have often set relationship goals for fans. Now, Krish has shared a video clip from the 'Thalapathy' Vijay starrer, Bigil, released last year, in which we see the Tamil superstar talking about how there's always a man behind a woman's success as well. Krish shared the video clip on his Twitter page with the caption, "Brother is speaking about me".
Check out 'Thalapathy' Vijay's inspiring dialogue from Bigil on Krish's Twitter page below:
Annan enna patthidhaan sonnaaru...🙈 pic.twitter.com/2cuDStvWAg— KRISH (@krishoffl) March 29, 2020
''We are an emotional race Physical distancing does not come easily to us'' - Bigil producer
By Galatta | 02:16 AM
The COVID-19 Corona Virus is sweeping the world and has already been declared a pandemic. Most of the affected countries have gone into lockdown mode and have literally come to a standstill. The virus affects everybody irrespective of who they are and we have not found out a cure for this deadly disease. The only way to combat this is to isolate and stop the virus from spreading. The Virus originated from China but it looks like the country is soon going to be Corona free. Hopefully, if all of us can isolate ourselves, India too can be Corona free soon. The Indian government has announced a 21-day lockdown period.
Archana Kalpathi, the producer of Bigil has welcomed this discussion of the government, she took to her Twitter space to share her thoughts - “We r an emotional race Physical distancing does not come easily to us We as citizens should unequivocally support this call for war by our honourable PM @narendramodi Ji against this Virus that has destroyed thousands of lives and brought developed countries to their knees.
We have to fight this war by staying at home and shielding the vulnerable by letting them stay at home. We have to hold our heads high, stay positive and help as many people we can stay in their homes. #StayHome #StaySafe”