Kaithi highlight scene | Karthi | Narain | Lokesh Kanagaraj
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 12:13 PM
Actor Karthi’s latest film, Kaithi, released as a Diwali treat is getting a double thumbs up from both fans and critics alike and is en route to becoming a massive commercial success as well. Directed by Maanagaram fame Lokesh Kanagaraj, the action thriller has been released simultaneously in Telugu as well under the title, Khaidi, since Karthi enjoys a huge fan following in the Telugu-speaking states. Karthi plays a convict named Dilli with the plot revolving around him seated right in between a war between the police and underworld gangsters. With both versions of the film now out in theatres, reputed Telugu film distribution house, Sri Sathya Sai Arts, have now released an important scene from Khaidi, which is primarily featured on Karthi, Narain and Dheena planning an escape route through the jungles.
Both Kaithi and Khaidi have been performing exceptionally well ever since its release and has taken many by surprise, especially considering the film had come out alongside ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay’s Bigil. This was most notable earlier this week when Kaithi went on to collect in the USA on the fifth day of its release an estimated $23059 from 51 screens in comparison to Bigil, which made $22350 from 103 screens. A joint venture of Dream Warrior Pictures and Vivekananda Pictures, Kaithi also includes Anjathe fame Naren, Vijay TV Dheena, Mariam George among others in crucial others along with composer Sam C. S. for the music, cinematographer Sathya N Sooryan and editor Philomin Raj.
Check out the Khaidi highlight scene below:
Video: New promo from Karthi & Lokesh Kanagaraj's Kaithi released!
By MKV | Galatta | 07:49 PM
Kollywood is having a wonderful Deepavali with two big releases hitting the screens and both running successfully, for the Festival of Lights. Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil and Karthi's Kaithi hit the screens on October 25th and both movies are getting massive collections at the Box Office. Though Kaithi had lesser screens and shows, It is picking up pace and the word of mouth for the movie as well as reviews are unanimously positive. This has resulted in an increase in the number of screens for Kaithi and more people are thronging to the theatres to watch the movie.
Today, a new promo video of Kaithi was released by its makers Dream Warrior Pictures, through their Twitter handle. This video, which has been titled 'All about Kaithi', reveals a lot of interesting details about the film. The video gives out details about Karthi's character Dilli and his emotional journey to see his daughter for the first time ever, after serving 10 years in prison. Narain's cop character is also detailed. The video states that of the total runtime of around 2 hours 27 minutes, the climax itself is 2-hours and that it starts after the initial 30 minutes of the movie.
The detailed runtimes of the first and second half are also given. One of the stats from the video is that the movie was shot in 62 days, with almost all of them being shot at night. The story of Kaithi happens in one night and it has been wonderfully detailed in the movie. One more stat also reveals that Karthi did not use any dupes for filming the action sequences. This is indeed an amazing fact, for the movie is high on Action and has quite a few risky stunt sequences.
Check out the video tweet here:
Jayam Ravi, Vishnu Vishal, Karthi and other Kollywood stars extend their support for baby Sujith!
By MKV | Galatta | 02:40 PM
Almost everybody in Tamil Nadu currently knows about the case of young Sujith. This 2-year-old boy has fallen into a deep-borewell tube that was left open and has been stuck there for over 72 hours now. Rescue operations are still on and the officials are trying their best to rescue the toddler who fell into the 180 metre deep well, about 3 days ago. Even the Tamil Nadu State Minister Vijaya Bhaskar has been at the site of the incident and is overseeing the rescue operations. Earlier today, It was announced that a 40-feet well had been dug parallel to the well in which Sujith has been trapped.
Sujith is the son of Britto Arockiyaraj and Kalarani, from Manapparai, near Trichy. While many people are expressing their support for Sujith and praying that he is recovered safely, many Kollywood stars have also expressed their hope and also anger at the apathy of the government. In the past 10 years, this is the 13th such case of a child getting stuck in these deep borewells, which have been left uncovered. This whole incident could have been avoided had the borewell hole been covered instead of being left open.
Jayam Ravi has tweeted his prayers for Sujith and at the same time, expressed his anger over the same mistakes being made repeatedly, despite kids falling prey to open borewells across our country, repeatedly. Vishnu Vishal also extended his support through a tweet. Athulya Ravi also expressed hope that Sujith would return safe and sound. Meanwhile, a video showing Karthi expressing his concern for Sujith, has also been doing the rounds on the internet. Let's hope the rescue operation is successful and the little boy Sujith, returns safe and sound to his parents!
Check out the tweets here:
How many more kids will fall prey to open borewells in our country? The same mistakes cannot be made over and over again! My prayers for Sujith to return hale & healthy #PrayForSujith— Jayam Ravi (@actor_jayamravi) October 27, 2019
Pray For #Surjith Behalf To #Karthi Anna Fans Club...🙏#Surjith #SaveSujith #PrayforSurjit #karthi #Sujith @Karthi_Offl @RRSundarSKFC @AthulyaOfficial @Karthi_AIFC @newstamil24x7 @UzhavanFDN @KarthiFans24x7 @KarthiUpdates @KarthiFansGroup pic.twitter.com/6Q0kNT41DX— Karthi Fans Army (@KarthiFansArmy) October 27, 2019
Vishnu Vishal - VV (@TheVishnuVishal) October 27, 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Kaithi release date revealed | Karthi | Lokesh Kanagaraj
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 05:25 PM
A film that is getting bigger in hype with each passing day, Karthi’s much-awaited action thriller, Kaithi, has been a subject of discussion among fans after it was announced for a Diwali release later this month. Post the release of an intense teaser a few months back and an action-packed intriguing trailer earlier this week, the excitement for Kaithi has shot up considerably with fans awaiting to witness a cracker of an entertainer. Although the film had been announced to come out in theatres for Diwali, fans have been waiting for a word on the release date. Meanwhile, sources close to us have now revealed that Kaithi under director Lokesh Kanagaraj will be coming out in theatres in less than three weeks on October 27 (Sunday). This move is most likely to avoid a direct confrontation with yet another biggie, ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay’s, Bigil, also coming out as a festival release, which as of now will most likely will be coming out much earlier.
A joint collaboration of Dream Warrior Pictures and Vivekananda Pictures banners, Kaithi has generated massive curiosity especially among actor Vijay’s fans after it was revealed that director Lokesh Kanagaraj is directing the superstar in the in-development, Thalapathy 64, announced for a summer 2020 release. Lokesh Kanagaraj too will be looking to hit the bullseye yet again with Kaithi after his debut film, Maanagaram, went on to become a critical and commercial success. Karthi will seen playing the role of a convict named Dilli alongside Anjathe fame Naren, Vijay TV Dheena, Mariam George among others in crucial others along with a strong technical team which has names like composer Sam C. S. for music, cinematographer Sathya N Sooryan and editor Philomin Raj.
EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Actress To Join Karthi - Jyothika Film!
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 10:18 PM
We are pretty excited about jyothika and karthi's new movie - for the reason that this would be the first time for the in-laws to share screen space. Now we hear that the movie will have more than two stars rubbing shoulders. Legendary Sowkar Janaki will have a part in the movie, which is yet to be named. Sowkar Janaki, who at 87 is the Indian actor with the longest career record yet was last seen in the 2016 Telugu film Babu Bangaram.
Sowkar Janaki is a well known name in the Tamil industry following her memorable roles as a leading actress in movies like Naan Kanda Sorgam, Kaviya Thalaivi, Bhagya Lakshmi, Oli Villaku, Ethir Neechal, Maanavan, Uyarndha Manidhan, Nimirndhu Nil, and many more. Sowkar Janaki also played many supporting roles inhit movies like Thee, Thillu Mullu, Vetri Vizha and others.
Though the movie is yet to be named, we do know that it is a crime thriller. Jyothika and karthi will be siblings in the movie which also has veteran Sathyaraj and noted Malayalam actor Ansen in significant roles. RD Rajasekhar will be behind the camera and the music is by Vasantha. Director Jeethu Joseph is no stranger to the genre of thriller - his debut – Drishyam – was a widely acclaimed thriller. He had debuted in Tamil with Papanasam, the remake of Drishyam that had Kamal Haasan in the lead role.
Vijay Sethupathi and Karthi are the front runners for this new-age romantic film!
By Aarthi | Galatta | 12:00 AM
"I Love You" was a much awaited film of Kannada super star Upendra which was initially supposed to be releasing on February 14, but got postponed to 14th of June. Though the movie has made a huge collection at the Box Office, it has failed to satisfy the critics. On taking account the response of the audience, the director of the movie, Chandru, has made up his mind to remake it in Tamil. The director in a recent interview with a leading daily, stated that the production company has given him a nod and that they've suggested him to go ahead with either Vijay Sethupati or Karthi. " I am leaning towards the latter, but will decide in a couple of weeks", said Chandru.
I Love You is a Kannada-Telugu bilingual that also featured Rachita Ram and Sonu Gowda, apart from Upendra and was financed by Sri Siddeshwara Enterprises. Though the cast are yet to be announced, we are certain that a few changes to the script will be made since the audience here are of different set. We really hope that the director also considers the critics' comments on the movie and works on the Tamil version.
'Top Star' Prashanth to contest against Karthi in the Nadigar Sangam elections
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 06:24 PM
The stage is now officially set for the upcoming Nadigar Sangam elections 2019 that will be taking place on June 23 in Sathya Studios of RA Puram at the Dr. MGR Janaki Arts and Science College. With Vishal’s Pandavar Ani consisting of actors Nasser, Karthi, Karunas, and Ponvannan, they will now be challenged by the newly formed Swami Sankardas Ani, which will see veteran actor and filmmaker K. Bhagyaraj contesting for the post of President of Nadigar Sangam. Furthermore, it has now been revealed that actor Prashanth, called by his fans as ‘Top Star’, will be contesting against actor Karthi for the Treasurer post.
K. Bhagyaraj and Prashanth will be joined along by producer and educationist Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh, who will be contesting for the Nadigar Sangam General Secretary post while actor Kutty Padmini has announced herself as a challenger for the post of Vice-President.
It must be noted that a request was made by the South Indian Artistes' Association (SIAA) only a few days back to the Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) to cancel shooting of all films on June 23 to facilitate the members to get an opportunity to cast their votes. The South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce and Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) too have had a substantial role to play in bringing this effort into effect.
EXCLUSIVE: Another Star Join Karthi And Rashmika For K19!
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 06:24 PM
After Dev, actor Karthi has an intriging line up of movie in his hands. Kaithi, the action thriller film written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj has Narain and George Maryan in important roles and the movie is in the final stages of production. Another interesting project that Karthi has is the one directed by Bakkiyaraj kannan of Remo fame.
The untitled venture has the fan favorite Rashmika Mandanna as the lead pair making her Kollywood debut with the film. The action comedy film bankrolled by Dream Warrior Pictures has the Vivek-Mervin duo taking care of the music and Sathyan Sooryan handling the camera.
Earlier, we had reported that the popular KGF: Chapter One villain Ramachandra Raju will be playing the antagonist in the movie. With that said, we have another interesting info about the latest addition to the cast. The new member to join the team of K19 is none other then the comedian actor Sathish.
Sathish is teaming up with Bakkiyaraj kannan for the second time after Remo and K19 will mark first outing for the comedian with Karthi.
RED HOT: Karthi sarcastic statement to Sivakumar selfie controversy
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 03:35 PM
A highly debated topic a few months back among fans across social networking forums was the selfie controversy surrounding actor Sivakumar when he had pushed away the phone of a youngster who tried to get a photograph with the veteran star.
The incident went on to receive a massive negative response from fans, who cried foul at Sivakumar’s actions calling it too harsh. Eventually, the actor issued an apology and gifted the youngster with a brand new phone bringing the controversy to an end.
That said, a similar incident happened not long back at a marriage function when another individual brought up a phone to Sivakumar’s face, who pushed it away once again. Both these incidents led to a huge discussion including making the reputed actor a subject of trolling in the form of memes and videos.
Now, for the first time, Sivakumar’s younger son and actor Karthi has spoken up on the selfie controversy at the audio launch of the upcoming film, July Kaatril.
Speaking to the media, Karthi went on to state, “There is no respect nowadays while taking a selfie. No one is treated with due respect, nobody asks for permission before taking a photograph, mobile phones are brought in front of the face and in addition to all this, there are flashes coming out from the front and behind. If so many flashes keep coming out, what will a person with migraine be going through? I feel we have lost the culture to ask permission first and then take a photograph and, this makes me feel quite sad. This is the only way I can tell otherwise I won’t get the opportunity to convey my view.”
Check out Karthi’s statement in the video below:
"Wish I could make a film like this someday" - Karthi all praise
By Swetha Baskar | Galatta | 04:23 PM
Actor Karthi was last Dev which hit the screens on the 14th of February and the film is doing fairly well at the box office. The actor will next to be seen in his upcoming project touted to be titled Kaidhi directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj of Managaram fame. The actor has now shared a few words about the much talked about Malayalam film in recent times 'Kumbalangi Nights' with actor Fahadh Faasil playing the leading role.
The film has grabbed attention from all corners and various celebrities have been praising this one of a kind film. Adding to that list, Karthi has now said that the film is very soulful and engaging. He also stated that he wishes to make a film similar to this in the future.
Looks like Karthi is highly impressed by this recent film! Check out his warm post below!
#KumbalangiNights is so beautiful. The movie just flows so seamlessly. Soulful and funny at the sametime. Wish I could make a film like this someday.— Actor Karthi (@Karthi_Offl) March 2, 2019