Shraddha Srinath gets emotional about Nerkonda Paarvai - all praise for Ajith!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 05:00 PM
Today is August 8 and it marks the first year release anniversary of Thala Ajith’s Nerkonda Paarvai. The fans are celebrating the special day with hashtags like #1YearOfPrestigiousNKP, special pictures and videos, etc. Nerkonda Paarvai was a film that excited not only the fans, but also the general public ever since its announcement and the excitement reflected in the blockbuster opening of the film. Many people were very surprised by Ajith’s bold decision to act in a film like Nerkonda Paarvai which has a very sensitive and important subject.
Produced by Boney Kapoor’s Bayview Projects LLP, this courtroom drama was directed by H Vinoth of Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru fame and had music scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film was the official Tamil remake of the critically acclaimed Amitabh Bachchan - Taapsee starrer Pink. Nerkonda Paarvai was a successful film both critically and commercially and the success of the film at the box office proved that Ajith’s decision was right. When a star hero with a massive fan following like Ajith says ‘No Means No’, the impact and seriousness of the dialogue is felt much more and the film has an important place in Ajith’s filmography.
The three girl protagonists were played by Shraddha Srinath, Abhirami Venkatachalam and Andrea Tariang. Marking the first year release anniversary, Shraddha Srinath took to her Instagram space to share an emotional note, recollecting her experience working with Ajith. She wrote, “A mega star who chose to defy odds and be part of a film that talks about a subject that we don't talk openly about let alone make films on. It was an honour to share screen space with Thala.”
Talking about Meera, the character she played in the film, Shraddha wrote, “Meera is strong and impulsive. She's a fighter. She also wears a rubber band on her wrist at all times just in case it gets too hot and she needs to tie her hair up. She's self reliant. Be like Meera”. Shraddha received good and positive reviews for her impactful performance in the film and the film definitely holds an important place in her filmography.
Up next, Shraddha will be seen playing the female lead in Vishal's Chakra, directed by M.S.Anandan. She will also be seen sharing screen space with Madhavan for the second time (after Vikram Vedha) in Maara, the Tamil remake of Dulquer Salmaan's Charlie. For now, check out the screenshot of Shraddha’s Instagram post (about Nerkonda Paarvai) below:
Pawan Kalyan's Nerkonda Paarvai Telugu remake cast announced
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 11:32 AM
A Bollywood film that went on to be hailed across the nation, the Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu starrer, Pink, released in 2016 and was subsequently remade last year in Tamil as Nerkonda Paarvai with 'Thala' Ajith and Shraddha Srinath by producer Boney Kapoor and director H. Vinoth. Post the success of both Pink and Nerkonda Paarvai, it was announced a while back that a Telugu remake with 'Power Star' Pawan Kalyan, tentatively titled PSPK 26, was underway with director Sriram Venu of MCA and Oh My Friend fame.
The upcoming Pink Telugu remake, PSPK 26, would be a joint collaboration between producers Dil Raju and Boney Kapoor under their Sri Venkateswara Creations and Bayview Projects LLP banners. Having said that, it has now been officially confirmed that actresses Nivetha Thomas, Anjali and Ananya Nagalla will play the lead roles in PSPK 26 with the film featuring music by S. Thaman.
Nivetha Thomas, Anjali and Ananya Nagalla will be reprising the roles of Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari from Pink and Shraddha Srinath, Abhirami Venkatachalam from Nerkonda Paarvai with Andrea Tariang repeating her performances for both versions. Production on PSPK 26 kicked off earlier this week with pictures from the shooting spot going viral on social media leaving fans mighty excited considering Pawan Kalyan was last seen in Agnyaathavaasi in 2018.
Pink and Nerkonda Paarvai Telugu remake shoot begins with Pawan Kalyan
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 06:40 PM
It is a known fact that Amitabh Bachchan - Taapsee starrer Pink (remade in Tamil as Nerkonda Paarvai with Ajith) is being remade in Telugu with Power Star Pawan Kalyan. We had already reported that Nivetha Thomas and Anjali would be acting as two among the three girls who seek justice in the film. Ever since the announcement, this film created an excitement among the fans and became one of the most important films to watch out for. Having said that, the shooting of this untitled film has begun today (January 20) in Hyderabad.
A few pictures from the shooting spot have leaked online and it has been doing the rounds on social media. We see Pawan Kalyan sporting a thick beard and wearing a hooded black shirt. This remake film will be directed by Venu Sriram of Middle Class Abbayi (MCA) fame and has music composed by Thaman S, who is fresh from the blockbuster success of Ala Vaikkunthapurramuloo.
Rumours are rife on social media that the film is titled as Lawyer Saab and the fans have indeed started to design fan made posters with that title. However, the production house is yet to comment on that. The film is bankrolled by Dil Raju’s Sri Venkateswara Creations. Since this film marks the comeback of Pawan Kalyan, expectations are very high and it is indeed going to be impactful when the words “No Means No” come from him. Stay tuned.
Exclusive: Anjali to act in Pink and Nerkonda Paarvai Telugu remake
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:10 PM
Ajith Kumar’s Nerkonda Paarvai earned critical acclaim and was also a commercially successful venture at the box office. This film, which was directed by H Vinoth and produced by Boney Kapoor, is the official Tamil remake of the Hindi film, Pink, starring Amitabh Bachchan. Pink or Nerkonda Paarvai carries a very important message for the society and it is a message that needs to be told nationwide. A few months back, it was revealed that the film will be remade in Telugu and it came as happy news for the Telugu cinema audience.
Power Star Pawan Kalyan was signed to reprise Amitabh and Ajith Kumar’s role as the honest lawyer who fights for the three young women. After hearing the impactful “No Means No” dialogue from Amitabh Bachchan and Ajith Kumar, we will be hearing it from Pawan Kalyan next and we can be sure of the massive reach of that dialogue in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The latest exclusive update we hear from our sources is that actress Anjali will be seen as one of the three girls in the film and if the information is to be believed, she will be reprising the role played by Taapsee Pannu (Pink) and Shraddha Srinath (Nerkonda Paarvai).
It is not known as to who is going to play the roles of the other two girls. It is rumoured that Nivetha Thomas is also in talks to play one of the girl characters and it is going to be interesting if Anjali and Nivetha share screen space along with Pawan Kalyan. An official word on this is awaited. Directed by Venu Sriram of MCA fame, this Telugu remake is produced by Dil Raju and has music by Thaman S.
Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan gets this Nerkonda Paarvai star - check out who it is!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 04:43 PM
Ace director Mani Ratnam kicked off his dream project, Ponniyin Selvan, on December 10 at Thailand with a song's shoot reportedly ongoing now. The six-time National Award-winning director has often expressed his desire to bring acclaimed Tamil writer Kalki Krishnamurthy’s epic novel, Ponniyin Selvan, onto the visual medium, and is being made jointly under the Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions banners with music by Oscar winner, A. R. Rahman. One among the several interesting aspects about Ponniyin Selvan has been its humongous star cast with the latest addition being actor Arjun Chidambaram, who played the main villain in 'Thala' Ajith's blockbuster, Nerkonda Paarvai. The actor had taken to his Instagram page to post a story in which he went on to acknowledge that he indeed is part of Mani Ratnam's upcoming magnum opus.
Ponniyin Selvan includes huge names like 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Trisha said to be forming the lead cast. Earlier this week, it was revealed that popular Tamil actor Riyaz Khan, known for his villain roles, is also part of Ponniyin Selvan with Arjun Chidambaram's addition too lending more strength to the film's supporting star cast. The film will also see Vikram Prabhu, Prabhu, Sarath Kumar, Rahman, Jayaram, Kishore, Ashwin Kakamanu and Aishwarya Lekshmi in major starring roles and it now remains to be seen how Mani Ratnam is going to present Kalki Krishnamurthy's vision.
Official: Boney Kapoor's next after Nerkonda Paarvai - title and first look revealed
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 12:37 PM
Producer Boney Kapoor must definitely be a happy man as his latest production venture, Nerkonda Paarvai, his debut Tamil film is doing a great show at the box office. While he is basking in the success of this Ajith starrer, the title look poster of his next big film has been officially released. As already announced, this Hindi film is directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma of Badhaai Ho fame. Ajay Devgn plays the male lead, while the National Award-winning talent Keerthy Suresh will make her Bollywood debut with this film.
This film is a biopic on Syed Abdul Rahim, former Indian football team's coach and manager. Regarded as the architect of modern Indian football, Syed's tenure as the coach is considered to be the golden time of Indian football. Boney Kapoor and Amit have now come together to present his story to the audience through Ajay Devgn, Keerthy Suresh, and others.
This sports drama is titled as Maidaan signifying the film's genre and premise. The film will go on floors officially from today (August 19). More details regarding the rest of the cast are awaited. Apart from Maidaan, Boney Kapoor will also begin his next Tamil film, Thala 60, with Ajith Kumar and H Vinoth towards the end of this month. Happening days ahead for Boney. Check out the title look poster here:
Rajinikanth watches Nerkonda Paarvai - check out his reaction!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 03:01 PM
A film that has been the talk of the town ever since its announcement earlier this year, director H. Vinoth’s Nerkonda Paarvai starring ‘Thala’ Ajith has become a box office and critical success. Produced by Boney Kapoor’s Bayview Projects LLP banner with smash hit music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, the courtroom drama has been basking in the glory of fans and critics alike with celebrities from the Tamil film industry too showering their praises on the film. Likewise, ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth too has now conveyed his wishes personally over the phone to both Ajith and director H. Vinoth for their work in Nerkonda Paarvai while lauding the film overall. The film has taken a phenomenal response across Tamil Nadu with producer Boney Kapoor making it official that the film has grossed over $1 million at the overseas box office as well.
Nerkonda Paarvai is an official remake of the hit Hindi film, Pink, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles with many hailing the Tamil version as well for staying faithful to the original without straying away too much apart from the inclusion of an intense action-packed fight sequence, which has received a thunderous response from fans. Likewise, the film’s message “No means No” is being resonated everywhere with appreciation coming in for Ajith to choose a film like Nerkonda Paarvai that informs viewers on the topic of consent. Apart from Ajith, NKP also includes stars Shraddha Srinath, Rangaraj Pandey, Adhik Ravichandran, Arjun Chidambaram, Abhirami Venkatachalam, Andrea Tariang, Aswin Rao, Sujith Shankar in supporting roles and, Vidya Balan making a cameo. With the astounding success of their recent film, all sights are now set on Thala 60, which will see Ajith and director H. Vinoth teaming up once again with the action project announced to come out in theatres as an April 2020 release.
The much awaited video song from Ajith's Nerkonda Paarvai is here - check out
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 03:10 PM
Thala Ajith's Nerkonda Paarvai which hit the screens recently on August 8th opened to highly positive reviews from the critics and the audience. This courtroom drama which happens to be the remake of Amitabh Bachchan's Pink, is directed by H Vinoth of Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru fame and produced by Boney Kapoor's Bayview Projects LLP. The film's supporting cast includes Rangaraj Pandey, Shraddha Srinath, Abhirami Venkatachalam, Arjun Chidambaram, Adhik Ravichandran, with Kalki Koechlin and Vidya Balan in cameo roles.
Vidya plays Ajith's wife in this film who comes in the flashback portions and her scenes with him deal with their beautiful and innocent romance. These montage sequences are supported by a soulful melody, Agalaathey, composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. This song is crooned by Yuvan and Prithivee with lyrics penned by Pa Vijay.
The much-awaited video of Agalaathey has now been officially released by Zee Music on their YouTube channel. This video song has some interesting romantic montages and if you haven't seen it yet, catch it here:
Boney Kapoor's first statement after mass response for Nerkonda Paarvai
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 06:57 PM
‘Thala’ Ajith fans are an ecstatic lot after the stupendous response their favorite superstar’s latest film, Nerkonda Paarvai, has been receiving. Released a couple of days back, the courtroom drama film has been helmed by director H. Vinoth under producer Boney Kapoor’s Bayview Projects LLP banner with hit music by Yuvan Shankar Raja among which ‘Agalaathey’ and ‘Kaalam’ have become chartbusters. With the film running to packed houses, producer Boney Kapoor has issued his first ever statement on Twitter since Nerkonda Paarvai hit screens earlier this week. In his tweet, he states that he is overwhelmed by the love and response that is being showered by the audience on the film while also adding that the message ‘No means No’ has been resonating everywere.
An official remake of the smash hit Hindi film, Pink, which had Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee pannu in the lead roles, the Tamil version includes additional elements keeping in mind Ajith’s huge fanbase with director H. Vinoth’s execution now turning out to be spot on effective as appreciations are pouring in for his deft skills on the screenplay and direction front. Likewise, performances of Ajith and the major supporting cast members namely Shraddha Srinath, Abhirami Venkatachalam and Rangaraj Pandey have been acknowledged with a thunderous response.
"This is an atrocious review": Top singer blasts Nerkonda Paarvai reviewer
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 06:08 PM
‘Thala’ Ajith fans are an ecstatic lot after the highly anticipated film, Nerkonda Paarvai, arrived in theatres yesterday (08.08.2019) worldwide and has been drawing in massive critical praise. Produced by Boney Kapoor’s Bayview Projects LLP banner, the film helmed by director H. Vinoth and featuring music by Yuvan Shankar Raja has taken a stellar opening everywhere. With the film now out, several reviews have also come out on social media among which the popular YouTube reviewer, ‘Blue Sattai’ Maaran, is coming under scrutiny from many for the style in which he has analyzed Nerkonda Paarvai. Fans have been questioning him as to why he has chosen to take a deliberate stance in reviewing the film with a negative mindset among whom popular singer Srinivas took to his Twitter page to call out ‘Blue Sattai’ Maran labeling his review as “atrocious” while informing him to correct his “misogynistic mindset”.
An official remake of the smash hit Hindi film, Pink, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu, the Tamil version, Nerkonda Paarvai also stars Shraddha Srinath, Rangaraj Pandey, Adhik Ravichandran, Arjun Chidambaram, Abhirami Venkatachalam, Andrea Tariang, Aswin Rao, Sujith Shankar in supporting roles and, Vidya Balan making a cameo. Fans and critics alike have been showering praises on the film, Ajith, director H. Vinoth, Shraddha Srinath and others for their intense performances and contributions to Nerkonda Paarvai.