Rakita Rakita song | Jagame Thandhiram | Dhanush | Karthik Subbaraj | Santhosh Narayanan
By Galatta | 10:02 AM
One of the busiest stars of Kollywood – Dhanush who was working non-stop on continuous projects before the corona lockdown. We bet Dhanush must be using all his time now to good use working on some scripts for his upcoming films. Just before the lockdown, Dhanush had wrapped up the shoot of his upcoming film Jagame Thanthiram movie directed by Karthik Subbaraj. The film is being bankrolled by S Sashikanth under his Y NOT Studios banner while Santhosh Narayanan scores the music for it. Jagame Thanthiram would be a fun gangster flick, something different from what we have seen in Tamil films to date. The first look and motion poster are super exciting and Dhanush looks absolutely fabulous. A majority of this movie was shot in the UK, before the team returned to India and filmed some portions in and around Madurai. Earlier, there were heavy speculations about what the title of this movie would be and Suruli and Ruthran were a few names that were doing the rounds. However, all rumours were put to rest when they announced the motion poster and the title. Now the makers have made another big announcement today. Yes, the first single composed by Santhosh Narayanan titled Rakita Rakita will be released on Dhanush’s birthday which happens to be on the 28th of July. The makers have released a new poster to announce this.
Aishwarya Lekshmi plays the female lead in Jagame Thanthiram, which also has Sanchana Natarajan, Kalaiyarasan and Joju George in vital roles. Game of Thrones star James Cosmo will also be seen in this movie. Santhosh Narayanan is back to scoring music for Karthik Subbaraj, after giving way to Anirudh for the director's last venture Petta. However, Karthik Subbaraj will be teaming up with Anirudh yet again for his next film with Chiyaan Vikram which is now tentatively titled as Chiyaan 60. Shreyaas Krishna of Jil Jung Juk fame is handling the cinematography of Jagame Thanthiram who will also be working with Karthik Subbaraj’s next film as well. The editing for Jagame Thanthiran is taken care by Karthik Subbaraj’s regular editor Vivek Harshan. Dhanush fans are now super excited with this new poster and the release date of the first single has also been mentioned.
Official: This young talent joins Karthik Subbaraj - Chiyaan Vikram film!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 10:41 AM
A few weeks back, it was officially announced that Chiyaan Vikram would be teaming up with the highly talented filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj for his 60th film. It was also revealed that Dhruv Vikram would be sharing screen space with his father in the film and it created a huge buzz on social media. Following that it has now been officially announced that the film will have cinematography by the young and talented, Shreyaas Krishna, who is known for his works in films like Jil Jung Juk and Aval.
Notably, Shreyaas has shot Karthiik Subbaraj’s Jagame Thandhiram, starring Dhanush, and it looks like the Petta director was highly impressed with his work in the film that he signed him for Chiyaan 60, as well. Shreyaas shared this good news on his official Instagram page. Produced by Lalit Kumar under the banner of 7 Screen Studios, this film will have music scored by rockstar Anirudh Ravichander who is joining hands with Vikram for the first time.
Chiyaan 60 is touted to be an intense gangster action drama and Karthik Subbaraj is currently said to be busy with the scripting works. The film’s shooting is expected to begin after the release of Karthik Subbaraj’s Jagame Thandhiram and the upliftment of the lockdown. For now, check out Shreyaas Krishna’s official Instagram post below:
Petta 2 with Rajinikanth on cards? Director Karthik Subbaraj reveals!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 10:36 AM
Superstar Rajinikanth’s Petta is a very special film for all the fans. The film showcased the nostalgic classic side of Rajinikanth with ample number of ‘Thalaivar’ moments and it set the screens on fire. The fans were delighted to see a completely energetic, enjoyable, and charismatic side of Rajinikanth after a long time and it turned out to be a big hit at the box office. The film was produced by Sun Pictures and directed by Karthik Subbaraj, who himself is an ardent fan of Rajinikanth.
In a recent interaction with Bollywood Life, Karthik Subbaraj revealed if there are any possibilities to do Petta 2 with his favourite star. He was quoted as saying, “While making the film we didn't have anything in mind about that and all (a sequel). But after it released, it got quite interesting the way the fans thought about it (possibility of a sequel) and kept asking and even suggested the way it should go. They message us with their ideas of Petta 2 on social-media platforms, which were all quite interesting.
Some even came forward with theories of possible stories for Petta 2. As of now, I wouldn't say that I have a story of Petta 2. But it could happen in future." Currently, Karthik is busy with the post-production works of his next, Jagame Thandhiram, that stars Dhanush in the lead role. Karthik will also helm Chiyaan 60 that will feature Chiyaan Vikram and his son, Dhruv sharing screen space together for the first time. Chiyaan 60 is produced by Lalit Kumar’s 7 Screen Studios and will have music scored by Anirudh Ravichander.
EXCITING PROJECT: Chiyaan Vikram to team up with Karthik Subbaraj for Chiyaan 60!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:00 PM
Chiyaan Vikram currently has films like Dhruva Natchathiram, Mahavir Karna, Cobra, and the highly anticipated Ponniyin Selvan in his line up. While all these four films are in different stages of production, news about his next film has now come out and it is sure to excite the fans. It has been revealed that Chiyaan Vikram would be teaming up with director Karthik Subbaraj for his 60th film (Chiyaan 60). Lalit Kumar of Seven Screen Studios, who is currently producing Cobra, will be bankrolling this new film.
We know the potential of Karthik Subbaraj, the filmmaker and it is indeed going to be interesting to see how he makes use of the strong performer inside Chiyaan Vikram. More exciting names are expected to join this team and we will get to know about it in the coming days. The fans have already started to trend #Chiyaan60 hashtag on Twitter and it is the current hot topic in K-town.
An official announcement about this project might be made after the Corona pandemic situation. Currently, Karthik Subbaraj is busy with the post-production works of his next film, Jagame Thandhiram, that stars Dhanush and Game of Thrones fame James Cosmo in the lead roles.
Director Karthik Subbaraj shares update on Dhanush's Jagame Thandhiram!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 10:52 AM
Director Karthik Subbaraj celebrated his 37th birthday yesterday (March 19) and his timeline was filled with birthday wishes from fans spread all over the world. We at Galatta Media decided to surprise the Petta director with some special gifts and he was pleasantly taken aback seeing it. Post the birthday celebrations, we did ask for an update about his next film, Jagame Thandhiram, on behalf of Dhanush’s fans. Karthik said, “We were working on full swing and the plan was to release the film on May 1.
We were also supposed to release the first single around this time, but because of the Corona virus outbreak, we have put everything on hold. The film is getting ready. Once these problems are sorted out, we will immediately start with the updates and promotions. The film is coming out really well.” It looks like the film’s promotional and release plans might change due to the Corona virus outbreak, but, be it any day, we can expect Karthik Subbaraj to create a striking impact with the film, that too, with a stellar performer like Dhanush at the front.
Produced by Y Not Studios, Dhanush’s Jagame Thandhiram also features Aishwarya Lekshmi, Game of Thrones fame James Cosmo, Kalaiyarasan, Joju George, Super Deluxe fame Ashwanth, and others. Check out the birthday surprise video below:
GALATTA EXCLUSIVE: Karthik Subbaraj reveals secrets about his gangster film with Dhanush
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 02:51 PM
Director Karthik Subbaraj's 2019 has been a magical year as he tasted blockbuster success with his Petta, which had 'Superstar' Rajinikanth in the lead role. Post Petta, Karthik Subbaraj announced he's going to team up with Dhanush under producer S. Sashikanth's Y Not Studios banner for a project tentatively titled, D40. The film also has in its star cast names like Malayalam actress Aishwarya Lekshmi playing the female lead followed by National Award-winning actor Joju George, Game of Thrones star James Cosmo, Kalaiyarasan, Super Deluxe fame Ashwanth Ashok Kumar among others in starring roles with music by Santhosh Narayanan.
Billed to be an international gangster film, D40, is expected to wrap up production by mid-January 2020 and has its story predominantly set in the United Kingdom. With a major leg of filming wrapped up a while back in London, director Karthik Subbaraj and the D40 team are now back in Tamil Nadu and are currently filming the final schedule at Madurai. Karthik Subbaraj had recently sat down for an interview with Galatta and went on to speak about how different his film is going to be in terms of being a gangster action drama.
Karthik Subbaraj states, "First up, when I have an actor like Dhanush, it is not going to be a completely new effort for me as a filmmaker to do a gangster film. The character Dhanush is portraying is unique and doesn't fall anywhere on the radar as one in the regular template as there will be a mixture of genres in terms of the story. It starts as a gangster film, but is more than that. The discussion for this film with Dhanush had begun as soon as I had wrapped up Iraivi in 2016 and he had agreed to do it. As we began discussing with Y Not Studios, that was when 'Thalaivar' (Rajinikanth) had called me and said we can do Petta. Both Dhanush and producer Sashikanth were kind enough to give me the time to complete Petta and a year had passed after that. So, if you see, Dhanush sir was there right from the beginning. He has been keen to play this role because he took a big liking to the character we had developed. Making a gangster film in London is not like a song shoot and the scope of the story is massive as the budget is huge. Considering all these factors, there was a point when I was contemplating to work on another script, which was when Dhanush told me to not give up on what we had worked on developing so far."
Watch Karthik Subbaraj speak about his D40 with Dhanush and more in the interview below:
Vishagan Vanangamudi's statement on Karthik Subbaraj film rumours
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 07:11 PM
Director Karthik Subbaraj's Petta starring Superstar Rajinikanth was a huge hit at the box office that set a fantastic start to 2019 for the young and talented director. He is currently busy with the pre-production works of his next film with Dhanush that is to be produced by Sashikanth of Y Not Studios.
Touted to be an intense action thriller, this untitled film is expected to have Santhosh Narayanan as the music director. Meanwhile, there were reports surfacing on social media that Superstar Rajinikanth requested Karthik to do one film for his younger son-in-law and the newly wed, Vishagan Vanangamudi.
The rumours were strong and we decided to check about it with Vishagan. The Vanjagar Ulagam actor denied the news and stated that nothing of that sort is happehning. He said, "No. I am not doing any project with him and it is completely false. I haven't listened to any other scripts also and I am not doing any film now." We hope this will put the rumours to rest.
Successful THERI Combo Returns For Dhanush - Karthik Subbaraj Film!
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 12:11 PM
Dhanush is currently busy with the shoot of Vetri Maaran's Asuran and the star has multiple projects in his bag. After Vetri Maaran, Dhanush will be working with directors like Durai Senthilkumar, Ram Kumar, Maari Selvaraj. The star is also awaiting the release of his long-awaited venture Enai Nokki Paayum Thota and the movie recently came out of the censor and it is expected to release soon.
One of Dhanush's most anticipated projects was announced when the actor revealed that he will be joining hands with Karthik Subbaraj. It was also said that the story will be set in the USA and the team had also approached the legendary actor Al Pacino to play an important role in the movie but was unable to get his dates. The project was delayed to such various reasons and both the talents got busy with their other projects.
After wrapping up Superstar Rajinikanth's Petta, Karthick Subbaraj is expected to get to Dhanush's project and the movie is expected to go on floors from August this year. With that said, we have an exclusive update about the intriguing venture.
Sources close to us have confirmed that the combo of Dhanush and Karthik Subbaraj have decided to rope in musician Santhosh Narayanan to take care of the music department in the movie. Santhosh Narayanan has been the personal favorite for Karthik Subbaraj and the combo has proved themselves on multiple occasions. An official announcement on the same is expected to be made soon.
WOW: Karthik Subbaraj and Vijay Sethupathi to join together for a new film - check out
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 02:22 PM
After working with Sivakarthikeyan for his first three films, Varuthapadaatha Vaalibar Sangam, Rajini Murugan and Seemaraja, director Ponram is all set to start works on his next. Earlier this morning, it was revealed that the director's fourth film will feature Sasikumar and Rajkiran in lead roles. This untitled project is expected to go on floors by mid 2019.
During his interview to a popular media house, Ponram also shed lights on his fifth film. He revealed that his next, after completing Sasikumar's film, will feature none other than Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi in the lead role. Karthik Subbaraj will bankroll this project under his Stone Bench Creations banner.
This will mark Karthik's second production venture after the successful Meyaadha Maan, however, an official word is yet to come. Vijay Sethupathi has quite a lot of projects in his pipeline and his callsheet is said to be full until May 2020. In the meantime, Ponram will complete his film with Sasikumar and Rajkiran, and hopefully, by that time, Vijay Sethupathi might get set to start shooting for this film.
For now, Sethupathi has films like Super Deluxe, Maamanithan, Sindhubaadh Kadaisi Vivasayi, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (Telugu), an untitled film with Vijay Chander and an untitled film with in his kitty. Stay tuned for more updates.
A Special Pongal Video From Karthik Subbaraj Ft Rajinikanth!
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 12:34 PM
Petta starring Superstar Rajinikanth also has Vijay Sethupathi, Simran, Trisha, M. Sasikumar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bobby Simha, J. Mahendran and Guru Somasundaram playing important roles. The Karthik Subbaraj directorial hit the theaters on January 10th and the movie has crossed the 100 Crore mark at the box-office and is on its way to becoming one of the biggest blockbusters of this year.
As fans celebrate the Petta at the theaters on the Pongal day, Karthick Subbaraj has released a small video clip with Rajinikanth and wished the fans a happy Pongal.
Here is the tweet,
Happy Pongal & Sankaranti wishes to all.. Celebrate this festival in Theatres with Thalaivar #Petta— karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) January 15, 2019
Want to share a precious #PettaParaak moment of mine, this festival day..
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