Details of Arun Vijay's next with director Arivazhagan are here... Check it out!
By MKV | Galatta | 02:07 PM
After taking his career into the big league playing the antagonist in Thala Ajith's Yennai Arindhaal, Arun Vijay has picked and chosen his movies and excelled in all of them. He has always been a hard working actor and lady luck seems to finally be smiling down on him with his recent movies all receiving both critical and commercial acclaim. Following the success of Chekka Chivantha Vaanam and Thadam and with critical reach for his performance in the multi-lingual Saaho, Arun Vijay has been working in many movies, including Mafia: Chapter 1, Agni Siragugal, Boxer and Sinam! We recently reported that he has signed up for a new movie and here are more details about this project!
Handsome hunk Arun Vijay's next movie will be with his blockbuster Kuttram 23 director Arivazhagan, who has earlier given other notable movies like Eeram, Vallinam and Aarathu Sinam. This will be the fifth movie for this talented filmmaker. This new project, the 31st in Arun Vijay's career, is going with the working title #AV31. It is to be bankrolled by Vijaya Raghavendra under the All in Pictures banner, which was the production house behind the recently released Jiiva starrer Gorilla. Another important update is that the current musical sensation Sam CS has been roped in to score the music for this upcoming project, which is set to begin shooting from December 9th.
Reports state that #AV31 would begin rolling soon and that it is a mega budget action thriller with Arun Vijay in a stylish and powerful role, along the lines of James Bond. Shoot will happen in different locations across India, including New Delhi and Hyderabad. Reports also state that leggy lass Regina Cassandra has been roped in to play the female lead. Official details of the rest of the cast are being awaited. Meanwhile, Arun Vijay's Mafia: Chapter 1 with Karthik Naren is in the post production stage and Agni Siragugal with director Naveen is nearing the completion stage. Boxer and Sinam are also in various stages of production. Stay tuned for updates...
Big update on Dhanush's next! Check it out...
By MKV | Galatta | 01:00 PM
Dhanush has had a rollicking 2019 with his Asuran breaking records and vaulting him into the 100-Crore club. His long awaited Enai Noki Paayum Thota released recently after a long time in the cans and has been receiving mixed response but his performance in the movie got him good reviews. He has been working on a number of other projects, including Pattas with director RS Durai Senthilkumar and his 40th movie - D40 with director Karthik Subbaraj. After completing a lengthy schedule for D40 in London, Dhanush returned to India to resume work on Pattas and we now have a major announcement from the team!
The Pattas team has revealed that they have wrapped up shoot for the movie. Photos and videos from the wrapping up celebrations have been doing the rounds on the internet. This is director RS Durai Senthilkumar's fourth movie, after Ethir Neechal and Kaaki Sattai with Sivakarthikeyan and his last being Kodi with Dhanush. Kodi was the first ever movie in Dhanush's career to see him in dual roles and he will be reprising this in Pattas as well. This movie is being bankrolled by Sendhil Thyagarajan and Arjun Thyagarajan for the legendary Sathya Jyothi Films banner.
Sneha and Mehreen Pirzada play the female leads in Pattas, which is expected to hit the screens in January, 2020! The young and talented duo of Vivek-Mervin are composing the music for this movie, which has cinematography by Om Prakash and editing by Prakash Mabbu. Jagapathi Babu and Munishkanth are also reportedly a part of this movie's cast, which will see young Tollywood actor Naveen Chandra as the antagonist.
Check out the wrap up celebration video here:
Taapsee's cricketer biopic film title revealed - check out who it is based on!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 01:25 PM
Taapsee Pannu has established herself to be a pan-Indian actress after starting out in South India and then gradually making a transition to Bollywood. A major name now in Hindi cinema, Taapsee has gone on to star in several big films in 2019 among which include Badla alongside Amitabh Bachchan, the psychological thriller, Game Over, Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal and the recently-released biographical sports drama, Saand Ki Aankh. Meanwhile, it was announced a while back that Taapsee had signed up for a biopic based on the former Captain of Indian Women's Cricket team, Mithali Raj. The Aadukalam actress has now taken to her social networking pages to convey her wishes to Mithali Raj while also revealing her upcoming biopic will be titled Shabaash Mithu. Check out her announcement as well as the pictures below:
Shabaash Mithu will be directed by Rahul Dholakia of Raees fame under the Viacom18 Studios banner. The upcoming Mithali Raj biopic incidentally will be the fourth sports-based film for Taapsee after last year’s Soorma, Saand Ki Aankh, which came out in October and the upcoming Rashmi Rocket, in which she will be seen playing the role of a fictional Gujarati athlete. Apart from Shabaash Mithu, Taapsee will also be seen in Tamil opposite Jayam Ravi in his next action film to be directed by Ahmed of Manithan fame.
Sivakarthikeyan's Doctor gets another hero - check out who it is!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 11:57 AM
Actor Sivakarthikeyan is on a roll post the success of his Namma Veettu Pillai released this September. He will next be seen in the upcoming action drama, Hero, coming out in theatres worldwide later this month on the 20th. The star also has in his lineup the sci-fi film, SK 14, under Indru Netru Naalai director R. Ravikumar with music by A. R. Rahman and Vignesh Shivan’s SK 17 featuring music by Anirudh Ravichander. That said, it was announced yesterday that Sivakarthikeyan’s home banner, Sivakarthikeyan Productions would be collaborating with KJR Studios for a film titled Doctor to be directed by Kolamavu Kokila fame Nelson Dilipkumar. Now, it is said that Sivakarthikeyan will be joined by actor Vinay Rai in the film, but it remains to be seen if he is playing the antagonist or a supporting role.
Vinay shot to fame in his debut film, Unnale Unnale, and went on to star in notable roles in ventures namely Jayamkondaan, Endrendrum Punnagai, Aranmanai, Thupparivaalan and was last seen in Nethraa, earlier this year. Doctor will see Sivakarthikeyan paired up with actress Priyanka Arul Mohan after she made her debut in the Telugu film, Gang Leader, opposite Nani. Featuring music by Anirudh Ravichander, Doctor will roll into production from December 6 and include cinematography by Vijay Kartik Kannan, editing by Nirmal, art direction by DRK Kiran, Pallavi Singh for the costume design and the Anbariv duo for the stunts.
Gautham Menon & Ramya Krishnan's Jayalalitha biopic Queen's teaser released! Check it out...
By MKV | Galatta | 05:16 PM
The former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu - Dr. J. Jayalalitha, was an inspiration to all women and stamped her mark across politics and cinema. After suffering from critical health issues, she passed away on 5th December, 2016, while still holding the position of Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister. Following her passing, many filmmakers clamoured to make movies and webseries on her life and times and recently, the first look and teaser of director Vijay's project - Thalaivi, with Kangna Ranaut in the lead, were unveiled. Even before the furore around this has settled, we now have the teaser of another Jayalalitha biopic.
Queen, is the title of a web-series being directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon and starring Ramya Krishnan in the lead, as Dr. Jayalalitha. The teaser of this web-series has been released by MX Player, the online platform on which this series is going to be aired. This intriguing teaser ensures not to show the face of any of the lead actors and keeps the mystery factor going. The teaser also shows Jayalalitha as a student, then as an actress and finally as a politician, addressing a crowd. The wordings displaying along with the teaser go like, "State topper in school. Superstar heroine at 18. State's youngest Chief Minister"!
Sasikumar's Kidaari director Prasad Murugesan has co-directed Queen, with Gautham Menon. We hear that Prasad has directed the portions depicting Jayalalitha's childhood and earlier days while GVM has handled the direction of the adult life portions. Reshma Ghatala has penned the story, which will have 11 episodes in the first season. The trailer of this web-series will be airing from December 5th and the series is expected to follow suit, shortly. Mollywood star Indrajith Sukumaran is also said to be playing a vital role in Queen.
Check out the teaser here:
State Topper. Superstar Heroine. Youngest Chief Minister.
A gripping story of the QUEEN awaits you! #QueenIsComing@meramyakrishnan @menongautham @Murugesanprasad#Queen #MXOriginalSeries #MXPlayer #Ace2Three #FanFight pic.twitter.com/w8km3L2dWu— MX Player (@MXPlayer) December 1, 2019
Sasikumar's MGR Magan title look and heavy competition for release! Check it out...
By MKV | Galatta | 07:08 PM
We had recently reported that Sasikumar and director Ponram's uniquely titled MGR Magan would be hitting the screens for Pongal, 2020. Today, the makers of this movie - Screen Scene Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. unveiled the title look of the movie and the poster also carried that the movie would indeed be hitting the screens for Pongal, 2020! Thus, this confirms our news article. We had also mentioned that despite going on floors just last September, the movie is almost complete with just 3 days of shoot left. Now, with this release plan confirmation, it looks like the movie is in for some heavy competition at the Box Office.
Other movies which have been scheduled for a Pongal release, as of now, are Superstar Rajinikanth's Darbar, Prabhu Deva's Pon Manickavel and Mirchi Shiva's Sumo. Now, it is known that Darbar will be the biggest threat for all these other movies, so there is a high possibility that a couple of the other movies might change their release date, as the number of screens would be rather less in availability for them all! Sasikumar starred alongside Rajinikanth in this year's Pongal release - Petta, which went on to become a massive hit at the Box Office.
Gaana singer Antony Dasan is debuting as a music composer with MGR Magan, which also has Sathyaraj, Saranya Ponvannan, Samuthirakani and Singam Puli as part of the cast. Mrinalini Ravi, who debuted as an actor with the highly acclaimed Super Deluxe, is playing the female lead in this rural entertainer. Meanwhile, Sasikumar's next project, which will have Jyothika as the female lead and is being directed by Era Saravanan of Kathukutty fame, has just gotten underway. He also has Naadodigal 2 awaiting release, while his long pending movie Enai Noki Paayum Thota, released just today!
Check out the title look here:
Here is the title look of our Production No 3 #MGRMagan @SasikumarDir @ponramVVS @mirnaliniravi @thondankani @prp_production @vinothrsamy @anthonyinparty @g_durairaj @vivekharshan @sidd_rao @senthilkumarsmc @onlynikil @CtcMediaboy pic.twitter.com/x995eou90Z— Screen Scene (@Screensceneoffl) November 29, 2019
Two massive updates from Karthi and Jyothika's Thambi! Check it out...
By MKV | Galatta | 06:15 PM
Director Jeethu Joseph is quite a popular name not just in Mollywood but in other industries too. His movies have all been well received across industries and his Drishyam became one of the biggest grossers ever in Malayalam cinema and was subsequently remade in a lot of other languages. He is now working on his second Tamil movie - Thambi, with Karthi in the lead. This movie will be the first time that Karthi and his real life sister-in-law Jyothika would be coming together on screen. Bankrolled jointly by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Parallel Minds Productions, Thambi has completed shoot and is currently in the post production stage.
We now have two massive updates from the movie. A post from the team has mentioned that the movie has cleared the Censor Certification and been given a U/A certificate. The other update is that, Thambi's audio launch is set to happen tomorrow (30-11-2019), at 9:00 am, at Sathyam Cinemas. Govind Vasantha of 96 fame has scored the music for this movie too. The first look and teaser of Thambi were released recently and have been getting a very good response from the audiences. Announcing that the audio would be launched tomorrow, through a post on his Twitter page, Karthi mentioned that he was a huge fan of Govind Vasantha and he was happy to be working with him for the first time!
Karthi is still basking in the resounding success of his latest release - Kaithi and Jyothika is also having a stellar year with her two releases - Raatchasi and Jackpot, getting a good response from the audiences. She also has Pon Magal Vandhal in post production. Recently, Jyothika's new project with Sasikumar went on floors and this project is to be directed by Era Saravanan, who has earlier directed Kathukutty. Thambi is all set to hit the screens on December 20th.
Check out the tweet here:
#Thambi Audio from tomorrow. Happy to be working with @govind_vasantha for the first time. Big fan of his work!
#JeethuJoseph #Jyotika #Sathyaraj @Nikhilavimal1 @rdrajasekar pic.twitter.com/jozmRij548— Actor Karthi (@Karthi_Offl) November 29, 2019
Big update on Nayanthara-RJ Balaji's Mookuthi Amman - check it out!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 04:58 PM
Actress Nayanthara or ‘Lady Superstar’ as she is lovingly called by her countless fans was last seen in the ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay blockbuster, Bigil, which released this Diwali. She will next be seen on the big screen in ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth’s cop film, Darbar, coming out in theatres on January 9, 2020 as a Pongal treat. That said, Nayanthara was recently announced to be part of an upcoming film titled Mookuthi Amman, which incidentally will be popular radio jockey turned actor RJ Balaji’s directorial debut.
Being produced by Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh’s Vels Films International banner, filming on Mookuthi Amman officially kicked off today (November 29) at Nagercoil after a ritual pooja at the Bhagavathi Amman Temple in Kanyakumari with veteran artistes Moulee and Urvashi and Thadam heroine Smruthi Venkat gracing the occasion. The first leg of shooting on Mookuthi Amman will be taking place in and around Nagercoil with Nayanthara set to join the team in the days ahead. Aval composer Girish Gopalakrishnan is scoring the music for the film apart from Nayanthara’s other upcoming film, Netrikann, while Dinesh Krishnan of Thaanaa Serndha Koottam fame is handling cinematography and ‘Stunt’ Silva is overseeing the action sequences design. Selva RK of Pariyerum Perumal fame is taking care of editing and costumes are being designed by Divya Nagarajan and Anu Vardhan with Vijayakumar serving on the art direction department.
Fans will know that RJ Balaji had a major starring role alongside Nayanthara in the 2015 smash hit, Naanum Rowdydhaan, with their chemistry being given a double thumbs up by fans and critics alike after which they were seen in the Sivakarthikeyan starrer, Velaikkaran. With RJ Balaji set to share the screen space once again alongside Nayanthara, there is plenty of excitement as he has also written the story, screenplay and dialogues for Mookuthi Amman apart from his role as the co-director along with NJ Saravanan.
Sivakarthikeyan's full mass look revealed in new superhero film - check it out!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 10:21 AM
Sivakarthikeyan’s Hero has been discussed among fans quite a lot ever since the project went on floors earlier this year. An action drama, the film being directed by PS Mithran wrapped up production earlier this year and is gearing up for a huge worldwide release on December 20. Being produced under the KJR Studios banner, Hero has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja and is the second time the popular composer is working on a film with the actor after their Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga in 2013. With post-production currently underway, the makers have now released the third poster featuring Sivakarthikeyan, whose superhero avatar is now shown in full flair. Prior to this new look, two posters were unveiled among which the first had the star holding his mask while the second had him turning back with half his face shown. This new poster is the first full-blown proper reveal of Sivakarthikeyan in his superhero avatar and will no doubt take promotions for his Hero one step further higher. Check it out below:
Promotions for Hero have been interesting right from the moment the film went on floors with the makers also earlier this week launching a game in light of the theatrical release next month. Expectations for the film’s songs too are quite high considering the first single titled ‘Malto Kithapuleh’ went on to receive a positive response from fans, who are now looking forward to the second track, which will be out tomorrow (29.11.2019) at 5PM. The teaser released a while back too has done its part in raising the curiosity surrounding the film as director PS Mithran impressed fans with his debut film, Irumbu Thirai, last year and many expect him to emulate a similar success with Hero as well. Apart from Sivakarthikeyan, the film also includes Kalyani Priyadarshan as the female lead followed by ‘Action King’ Arjun, Bollywood actor Abhay Deol making his acting debut in Tamil as the antagonist, Naachiyaar fame Ivana and Robo Shankar in major supporting roles.
Mass Update: Thalaivar 168 heroine details! Check it out...
By MKV | Galatta | 07:00 PM
Superstar Rajinikanth is more than just an actor for his fans. They revere him as a demi-god and wait with bated breath for updates about him and his projects. The current hot sensation in tinsel town is Superstar's upcoming movie Darbar and just a few minutes back, the lyric video of the much-expected 'Chumma Kizhi' song from this movie was released and it is already going viral. All this on one side, there's a lot happening for Rajinikanth's next project too. This movie, tentatively titled Thalaivar 168, is to be directed by Siva of Veeram and Viswasam fame and will be bankrolled by Sun Pictures. We now have a massive update regarding this movie's heroine!
Right from the time this project was announced, there have been speculations that Thalaivar 168 would be a rural, family entertainer with a little something for all types of audiences. It was then announced that music director D Imman had been roped in to score the tunes for this upcoming project. A lot of rumours have been raging about who would be pairing up with Rajini in this movie and there was heavy speculation that Keerthy Suresh and Jyothika were most likely to be signed on. However, we have information from some very reliable sources that evergreen diva Khushbu is the front-runner to play Superstar's heroine in Thalaivar 168 and that talks are in the final stage for this! An official announcement is expected soon!
Khushbu and Rajinikanth have earlier worked together in five movies, with the first being Dharmathin Thalaivan. In this movie, Khushbu played Prabhu's pair while Suhasini Maniratnam was seen as Rajini's pair. Since then, they have been paired together in blockbusters like Mannan, Annamalai and Pandian. Incidentally, Pandian - which released in 1992, was also the last time that our Superstar was seen donning the Khaki uniform. Thalaivar 168 is expected to go on floors from the middle of December. Meanwhile, Superstar's Darbar is hogging all the limelight with the movie all set to hit the screens on January 9th, 2020, in time for Pongal.