Santhanam's Biskoth Official Trailer is out! Watch it here! Don't miss the fun!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 03:52 PM
As already announced, the trailer of Santhanam’s Biskoth has been released and it is packed with some real fun moments. Santhanam appears in different makeovers in this trailer and it looks like the film's story happens in three different time frames - historical portion, retro portion and in current situation. Santhanam looks great on screen and his screen presence is indeed a treat for the fans. The trailer looks interesting and has got the potential to impress the masses. Santhanam’s funny one-liners will definitely be enjoyed by the mainstream audience. The trailer has been released in a time when the entire world is in a pandemic and these light hearted moments in the trailer will make people smile for a few minutes.
Talking about the trailer, the makers have spoofed some of the iconic mass moments from Rajamouli's Baahubali and this might attract a lot of people. 'Naan Kadavul' Rajendran plays the spoof version of Kattappa character. The entire trailer of Biskoth has some interesting references to the current scenario including the Corona precautionary measures. We need to see how these three different portions are put together in the film and if it looks neat, then the film will have a favourable outcome in the box office.
The makers have also confirmed through this trailer that the film will release only in the theatres whenever they reopen after the pandemic. The makers are currently focussing on the final legs of post production works. The trailer of Biskoth has been released on the official YouTube channel of Think Music who owns the film’s audio rights.
Directed by R Kannan of Jayam Kondan and Ivan Thanthiran fame, Biskoth features Tara Alisha Berry as the female lead and this is her second outing with Santhanam after the success of A1. Yesteryear actress Sowcar Janaki will play a crucial role in this film and interestingly, Biskoth will be her 400th film as an actor. 'Lollu Sabha' Manohar, Anandaraj, 'Aadukalam' Naren are also a part of the cast. The film has music scored by Radhan and cinematography by Shanmuga Sundaram. Check out the impressive trailer of Santhanam’s Biskoth here:
After Adithya Varma, it is going to be a web series - official announcement made!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 06:35 PM
Dhruv Vikram made his silverscreen debut with Adithya Varma (Tamil remake of Vijay Deverakonda's Arjun Reddy) which was directed by debutant Gireesaaya. Dhruv's performance in the film earned highly positive reviews and it also fetched him a lot of awards and positive words of encouragement from the fans. Adithya Varma featured Banita Sandhu and Priya Anand as the female leads and had music scored by Radhan. The film was produced by Mukesh Ratilal Mehta, along with AV Anoop and CV Sarathi, under the banner of E4 Entertainment.
Apart from Adithya Varma, E4 Entertainment has also produced a lot of notable biggies in Malayalam cinema with leading star heroes. Their notable films in Mollywood include Prithviraj Sukumaran's Ezra, Tovino Thomas' Godha, Soubin Shahir's Ambili, Jayasurya's Anveshanam, Oru Muthassi Gadha, etc. Following that, it has now been revealed that E4 Entertainment will be venturing into the digital space with a Tamil web series. Yes!
This new web series will be based on the book Veerappan: Chasing the Brigand (life events of Veerappan) written by IPS Vijay Kumar. An official statement from Mukesh Ratilal Mehta's company reads, "E4 Entertainment, a production house based out of Chennai, has acquired the copyright of the book Chasing the Brigand written by IPS Vijay Kumar for making a feature film or web series. Any web series or feature film replicating the book, it's episodes in part of as whole or any characters in the book or their mannerisms as depicted in the book is liable for damages and legal action for copyright infringement.
E4 Entertainment was to start the web series immediately on lifting of the lockdown and restrictions on outdoor shooting is lifted. The detailing in the book about STF operations, characters including STF chielf Mr Vijay Kumar IPS and many in the police force, their characteristics and stories, STF operations and other detailings as told in the book comes under copyright and anyone violating the copyright will be liable for legal action and damages."
Details regarding the cast, director and crew of this web series is yet to be known and more announcements are expected in the coming days. Considering the web series to be based on Veerappan's life story, one can be sure that it will be riveting and intriguing. It will also have a good reach among the masses. Check out the announcement tweet below:
E4Entertainment is happy to share that we are entering the Web Series segment with one of the best true stories written by IPS Vijaykumars in his book “Chasing the Brigand “ @E4Emovies @Poffactio @cvsarathi @proyuvraaj @sri50 pic.twitter.com/h3N3i7aWWo— MUKESH RATILAL MEHTA (@e4echennai) July 29, 2020
New Announcement: Radikaa's Chithi 2 villi changed - know who it is?
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 03:12 PM
Yesterday (July 16), we had reported about the commencement of Chithi 2 shooting and Radikaa shared the good news on her social media page. The shooting resumed after a gap of more than 3 months and the new development made the fans very happy and excited. The shoot is currently happening at Chennai with a minimal crew, following the precautionary measures. However, due to the Corona scare and health related issues, a few actors have walked out of the serial and they have been replaced by a new set of actors.
We had reported that actor Ponvannan who plays Radikaa’s husband in the serial, has now been replaced by Nizhalgal Ravi and going forward, the fans would see the latter playing the role of Shanmugapriyan. Actors like Shilpa Mary Teresa and Nikhila Rao were replaced by Jayalekshmi and Gayathri Yuvraaj respectively. Following that, one more replacement has now come to the fans' notice and it is indeed an important change.
Actress Sirisha Sougandh who played the antagonist character, Mallika Raj, has now been replaced by Meera Krishnan of Nayagi serial fame. Going forward in the new set of episodes, the fans would see Meera Krishnan playing the 'Mallika' character and this news has created a buzz on social media, among the fans. Meera Krishnan took to her Instagram page to share this good news with her followers and well-wishers.
She wrote, "Happy to inform you tat I hav joined Chithi 2 as negative lead, Thankyou so much Radhika mam,Radaan and suntv for choosing me for this charecter and for trusting me.. Am expecting the same love and support from all my followers and friends ❤️🤞🏻#chithi #suntv#villi#radaan#happyme". Chithi 2, which is being aired on Sun TV, had its last episode premiered on April 3. Due to the pandemic, the serial was stopped and now it looks like things are slowly getting back on track.
The serial is expected to be aired on the same prime time at 9 PM on the weekdays. An official announcement regarding the telecast of new episodes of Chithi 2 is expected to be made in the coming days. Produced by Radaan Mediaworks, Chithi 2's current set of episodes are directed by K Sulaiman Babu and has cinematography by D Srinivasan. Stay tuned for more updates. Check out Meera Krishnan's Instagram post below:
Happy to inform you tat I hav joined Chithi 2 as negative lead,Thankyou so much Radhika mam,Radaan and suntv for choosing me for this charecter and for trusting me.. tqsm @useeshopapp for continuing ur journey with me,for providing wonderful sarees❤️ Blouse designing and stitching by @rasidhadesigner .Jewellery by @vashyaa_designs @useeshopapp @sujaas_studios66 . Am expecting the same love and support from all my followers and friends ❤️🤞🏻#chithi2#suntv#villi#radaan#happyme#
STR's unseen dance video released - Fans delighted! Watch it here!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 12:39 PM
Dance choreographer Sathish Krishnan is one of the important talents in Tamil cinema who has choreographed for many classic hit songs. Sathish’s recent work in the Ondraga Original song, ‘Oru Chance Kudu’ featuring Shanthnu Bhagyaraj and Kalaiyarasan, under the direction of Gautham Vasudev Menon, received a positive response and it garnered attention from a lot of people. Interestingly, Sathish has choreographed for one of the songs in Thalapathy Vijay’s upcoming biggie, Master, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. Apart from dance choreography, Sathish has also acted in brief roles in films like Unnale Unnale, Vaaranam Aayiram, Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Thalaivaa, Naanum Rowdy Dhaan, etc. Up next, he'd seen playing an important role in Gautham Menon's directorial, Dhruva Natchathiram, starring Chiyaan Vikram in the lead role.
Meanwhile, Sathish has now posted a throwback video with STR on his Instagram page and this video has put a smile on all the fans. This video has been captured at the sets of Vandha Rajavathaan Varuven during the shooting of the ‘Paravaigal’ song (composed by Hiphop Tamizha) sequence. The beautiful friendship and rapport between Sathish and STR is seen in this video and we see Sathish hugging STR towards the end of the video. Sathish is all praise for STR’s dedication when it comes to performing dance movements. It can be noted that the duo already worked together in Gautham Menon’s Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada (AYM). Sathish shared the video and wrote, “Enna irunthallum dancing along with #str is pure pleasure. Wat ever I choreograph it jus takes few seconds for him to do it wit magic . Lovey memories from #VRV #georgia”.
Talking about Simbu, the talented actor will next be seen in Maanaadu, which is expected to be his comeback film. Produced by Suresh Kamatchi and directed by Venkat Prabhu, Maanaadu has music scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja. This political drama features an ensemble star cast that includes S.J.Surya, Bharathiraja, S.A.Chandrasekhar, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Karunakaran, Premgi Amaran, Manoj Bharathiraja, and others. STR will also be seen in an extended cameo in Hansika’s 50th film, Maha, directed by debutant U.R.Jameel and produced by Mathiyalagan’s Etcetra Entertainment. Apart from these projects, Simbu will also be teaming up with acclaimed director Mysskin for an action thriller which is expected to begin after the completion of STR’s current commitments. Check out the video below:
UNSEEN: ''No, it was not CGI, Thalaivar Rajinikanth was pained''
By Galatta | 01:06 PM
It is well known across the globe that Superstar Rajinikanth is the King of Kollywood and one of the biggest stars not just in India but across the world. He has an avid fan following in many countries and almost every new movie of his is celebrated by fans and audiences everywhere. Whatever the year maybe and whenever one of his movies release, it becomes the highlight of the year. Rajinikanth is called the one and only Superstar for a reason. Rajini rocked 2019 with his Pongal release Petta, however this year’s Pongal wasn’t as fruitful for Rajinikanth as expected, his Darbar movie which released on the 9th of January couldn’t get the box office registers ringing as much as the producers wanted.
After the release of Darbar, Rajini also appeared on Television for a special show. Yes, after all these years on the big screens, Rajni recently made his TV debut by being a special guest on the Discovery Channel show Into the Wild, with Bear Grylls. This popular show hosted by Bear Grylls has a very good following and there have been many celebrities on this show, including our Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former American President Barack Obama, Julia Roberts, Roger Federer, Kate Winslet and others. Even Rajinikanth’s show turned out to be a huge success. It was aired during the initial stages of the Corona lockdown.
Ace cinematographer Richard M Nathan has shared an unseen photoshoot image of Rajinikanth which was taken for Enthiran promotion in the year 2008. Richard shared two stills from the photoshoot, only one of them was used for the promotions of Enthiran, none of us have seen the other photo which he has shared just now. Many believed this was a CGI design when released but Richard has clarified that Rajinikanth strained hard to get this look right - “This was a photoshoot I did for #enthiran in 2008. Ppl thot it was CGI, it's not. Thalaivar was pained for the shoot. Check the unreleased second photo. #throwback #alwaysthalaivar #superstar”
Richard M Nathan began assisting KV Anand and worked on Khakee and Sivaji. He got acquainted with Shankar while working in Sivaji and that’s how he got the chance to be involved in Enthiran’s promotional shoot. Richard Nathan made his debut as cinematographer with Vasanthabalan's Angadi Theru, where he shot on the streets of the crowded Ranganathan street in Chennai. He has then gone on to work in movies like Ko, Samar, Naan Sigappu Manithan, Vanakkam Chennai, Mr Chandramouli, Kaali, and Thimiru Pudichavan.
Vanitha posts her first picture with her fiance and it goes viral! Check out!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 05:00 PM
Vanitha Vijayakumar and controversies go hand in hand and we have seen it in the past. However, the actress got her breakthrough with her participation in the third season of Bigg Boss Tamil which broke the image that she earlier had. Having said that, recently, Vanitha announced that she would be getting married to Peter Paul on June 27 at her residence in Chennai. The wedding would happen as per the Government guidelines in the presence of very few and selected guests. Peter Paul is a VFX Supervisor and Director who runs a post-production studio in Chennai.
This news took everyone by surprise and wishes started pouring in from Vanitha’s well-wishers and followers. Three days ahead of the wedding, Vanitha has now posted her first selfie picture with her fiance and it has gone viral already on social media. In this picture, we see both Vanitha and Peter inside a car posing for the selfie and both of them look beautiful together and the positive vibes are already being felt. Vanitha posted the picture and wrote, “Kancheepuram collectorate...invitation for passes”.
Going by her post, it looks like Vanitha and Peter met the Kancheepuram Collector for completing the legal formalities for the marriage. Vanitha met Peter Paul during the end of last year when the latter approached her to play the antagonist in his debut directorial movie. The meeting transformed into a friendship and during the course of these months, they got close and understood the love for each other.
The fans are eagerly anticipating the wedding pictures to know who attended the event. Is anyone from the Bigg Boss family going to make it for the wedding? Well, we will have to wait for three more days to know about it. For now, check out Vanitha Vijayakumar’s viral Instagram post below:
Karthi's Kaithi Official VFX Breakdown Video | Watch it here!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 01:00 PM
Karthi’s Kaithi received highly positive reviews from the critics and the general audience and it was one of the most profitable films of last year. It was directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj who has now made Master with Thalapathy Vijay. Kaithi was lauded by the critics and fans for its gripping screenplay, gritty filmmaking, and strong performances. Interestingly, the film had no female lead or any song, but managed to still engage the audience with its proceedings. Having said that, the film’s VFX breakdown shots have now been released on YouTube.
The film’s computer graphics were executed by the popular VFX company, Phantom FX, who have released this video on their official YouTube channel. In this video, we see how the additional elements in VFX added so much intensity to the action and chase sequences in the film. This video has got a good reception from ardent film buffs.
Phantom FX is a popular VFX company known for being a part of notable Hollywood biggies like Pete's Dragon, Avengers, Transformers, Oz The Great and Powerful etc. In South Cinema, Phantom FX has worked in films like Baahubali 2, Puli, Aayirathil Oruvan, Maaveeran, 2.0, Seemaraja, Vishwaroopam 2, and others. Sivakarthikeyan’s sci-fi film, Ayalaan will be their next big release in Kollywood. For now, check out the official VFX breakdown of Kaithi here:
REPORTS: Sushant Singh Rajput's postmortem report results confirm it was a suicide!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 11:00 AM
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide yesterday (June 14) and it has left the entire nation in deep shock. The fans are finding it very hard to come to terms with the reality and social media is abuzz about his death. Sushant was 34 years old when he breathed his last. Sushant’s body was sent to Dr. RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital for carrying out the post mortem process. According to the latest developments, it is said that the post mortem has been completed and the autopsy report confirms that suicide (hanging) was the cause of death.
It is also said that his organs have been sent to JJ Hospital to check if there are any poisonous substances in them. The final rites will take place this evening (June 15) in Mumbai after Sushant’s father and family members arrive from Patna. Earlier, the Police officials had stated that there were no suicidal notes found at his house where he was found dead. It looks like Sushant was suffering from depression and mental stress issues for the past few months that made him take this extreme step.
Sushant Singh Rajput, who made his silverscreen debut with Kai Po Che!, will be best remembered for essaying Indian cricketer M.S.Dhoni in his biopic titled M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story. Sushant was last seen in Nitesh Tiwari’s directorial, Chhichhore and Tarun Mansukhani’s Drive (Netflix film).
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.”
Keerthy Suresh's Penguin Official Trailer Released - watch it here | Karthik Subbaraj
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 12:00 PM
Keerthy Suresh is gearing up for the release of her next film, Penguin, which is all set to stream directly on Amazon Prime Video on June 19. This eerie emotional drama is directed by debutant Eashvar Karthic and produced by director Karthik Subbaraj’s Stone Bench Films, in association with Passion Studios. The film’s teaser which was released recently, got a positive reception from the fans and had set good expectations among the movie buffs. Following that, the makers have now released the trailer of the film and it looks highly promising.
From what we see in the trailer, Penguin is the story of a mother’s (Keerthy Suresh) emotional struggle to protect and save her kid from the odds. There is also a mystery psycho killer angle to the film and it is going to be interesting to see how two different genres blend together. This trailer has some eye-pleasing visuals that capture the scenic beauty of the hill station, due credits to cinematographer Kharthik Palani.
The trailer has elements that would emotionally connect with the audience and it has set the right mood to watch the film next week on Prime Video. Santhosh Narayanan is going to be an important asset for Penguin and it is evident with this newly released trailer. The trailer has been released on the official YouTube channel of Amazon Prime Video. Check out the trailer of Keerthy Suresh’s Penguin here: