Superstar Rajinikanth's Petta co-star Manikandan Achari opts for low-key wedding due to Corona scare
By MKV | Galatta | 07:31 PM
Mollywood actor Manikandan Achari entered movies through the 2016 movie Kammatipaadam. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Character Actor for his very first acting venture and has since gone on to star in around thirteen movies in the 4 years since! His last release was the Mammootty starrer Mamangam, which was directed by M Padmakumar and hit the screens in 2019! Manikandan made his Tamil Cinema debut in a vital role alongside Superstar Rajinikanth in the Karthik Subbaraj directorial Petta. We now have an important update about Manikandan Achari!
Manikandan's wedding with his fiancee Anjali was scheduled to be a grand affair and had been planned for April 26th! Almost all the leading celebrities from the Cinema industry had also been invited for this event. However, with the Government banning the congregation of large crowds to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus, Manikandan & Anjali have opted to go in for a simple wedding. Talking about this to the Media, Manikandan Achari is said to have conveyed that wanting to obey the orders of the Government, Anjali & his families had decided to opt for a simple wedding with only some very close relatives in attendance. However, they have planned for a grand reception, once the world returns to normalcy and the threat of the Corona Virus has been nullified!
It is a great decision by Manikandan Achari & Anjali and we laud their thought process! We wish them a very happy married life in the future too! In the pipeline, Manikandan has Nivin Pauly's Thuramukham in the post production stage and is also a part of Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi & Gayathrie Shankar's Maamanithan, which has been stuck in production hell!
Anirudh shares video of Petta Marana Mass song's dance performance at America's Got Talent!
By MKV | Galatta | 11:44 AM
Superstar Rajinikanth has fans all over the globe and many of his Mass dialogues become instant catch-phrases even to people who do not understand the language it is spoken in! Similarly, many of Rajni's introduction songs turn out to become chartbusters. One such song in recent times is the 'Marana Mass's song from Superstar's Petta, which was composed by Rockstar Anirudh! This foot-tapping number was sung by Anirudh himself and the legendary SP Balasubrahmaniam. It turns out that this song has transcended boundaries and reached the hearts of folks in America too!
One of the most popular reality shows in the USA is America's Got Talent and it has a very huge following! Individuals and teams of people come together to showcase their talent on this show and recently a performance by the popular Indian dance crew V. Unbeatable, has wowed the judges and audiences alike! This team performed some gravity defying stunts and dance moves while dancing to the 'Marana Mass' song from Petta and the whole auditorium exploded with applause and received standing ovations from the judges and the entire audience!
V. Unbeatable is a dance crew from Mumbai, India, who became popular after participating in Indian reality dance competitions. They then gained world fame after participating in the Season 14 of America's Got Talent. Now, this team has returned to participate in America's Got Talent: The Champions and turned out to become finalists. The judges panel, including celebrities like Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Alesha Dixon were all praise for the performance with one of them going on to tell, "The best act that has graced the stage of any talent show.”
Check out the tweet here:
— Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) February 12, 2020
One year of Petta and Viswasam - Sun Pictures releases new video
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 01:20 PM
Superstar Rajinikanth’s Darbar is off to a fantastic start at the box office and the film is running with packed houses in the theatres. On the other hand, his previous release, Petta is celebrating its first year anniversary today (January 10). Last year’s Pongal race at the box office is a history in Tamil cinema as we witnessed an epic clash between Rajinikanth’s Petta and Ajith’s Viswasam. The best part was both the films managed to emerge as blockbusters and it also gave an amazing start to that year’s box office. The film was directed by Karthik Subbaraj who is an ardent fan of Superstar Rajinikanth.
He made sure he got all the nostalgic Thalaivar moments in the film rightly and it also got a phenomenal response from the fans. Many people felt that the film brought back the Rajinikanth who was loved by the audience during the 80s and 90s. Marking the one year of Petta’s release, Sun Pictures shared a video on Twitter thanking the audience for the love and support. Director Karthik, for his part, shared a short emotional note on Twitter, thanking his entire team and the audience for making the film what it is today. He also thanked his idol Rajinikanth and Sun Pictures for assembling this project.
He stated that this day will always stay memorable in his life and he also termed it to be an important life changing day. Similarly, Sathya Jyothi Films, which produced Viswasam, shared a poster thanking the fans and the Tamil audiences for giving a warm thumbs up to the film. Ajith fans have been celebrating this on Twitter with various hashtags. Check out the tweets below:
One year since the day that gave the unforgettable awesome life changing moments to me & everyone in the team.— karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) January 10, 2020
Thanks to Thalaivar & @sunpictures
Big thanks to audience & the wonderful thalaivar fans for all the love showered on #Petta 🙏#1YearOfPetta #1yearofRajinifiedBB https://t.co/dVpNU3AwlI
One year of #Petta - A Sirappana Tharamana Sambavam!@Rajinikanth @karthiksubbaraj @anirudhofficial @VijaySethuOffl @Nawazuddin_S @SimranbaggaOffc @trishtrashers @SasikumarDir @lyricist_Vivek @DOP_Tirru#1YearOfRajinifiedBB #1YearOfPetta pic.twitter.com/DiUBUVltwT— Sun Pictures (@sunpictures) January 10, 2020
1 year of Mega Blockbuster #Viswasam !!— Sathya Jyothi Films (@SathyaJyothi_) January 10, 2020
Hearty Thanks to #AjithKumar sir @directorsiva sir and the entire team for this beautiful film.
Thank you fans and audience for making #Viswasam a massive hit.#1YearOfVISWASAM 🎉 pic.twitter.com/sz9Gd5wi1R
Karthik Subbaraj explains the budget differences between Petta and Dhanush 40!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 10:18 AM
Director Karthik Subbaraj went on taste blockbuster success last year with his Petta, which he has termed on numerous occasions to be a dream come true as it had his favorite actor, 'Superstar' Rajinikanth in the lead role. Post the triumph of Petta, the Iraivi director has been busy shooting for his upcoming film, tentatively titled, D40, with Dhanush in the lead role.
Karthik Subbaraj's D40 with Dhanush is a gangster film set predominantly in the United Kingdom and also includes Malayalam actress Aishwarya Lekshmi playing the female lead followed by National Award-winning actor Joju George, Kalaiyarasan, Sanchana Natarajan, Super Deluxe fame Ashwanth Ashok Kumar among others in starring roles with music by Santhosh Narayanan under S. Sashikanth's Y Not Studios banner. With the film's title yet to be announced, Karthik Subbaraj had recently sat down with Galatta for an exclusive interview where he shared many unknown details about his previous films while also speaking about the shooting process of D40.
Speaking about D40, Karthik Subbaraj explained in detail as to how his ongoing film with Dhanush will not be as large in scale as Petta with 'Thalaivar' Rajinikanth. He states, "Making any film basically depends upon its budget. There will be budget constraints for each film that is getting made. If you compare D40 and Petta, the former won't be as large in scale in terms of the budget as the latter. I can't go around saying I want to make this new film like my previous one and can only make do with what I can get due to an allocated budget. For example, if I want to use a balloon light for one day's shoot, there will be quite a lot of pressure to extract the best output on time since it is quite expensive. We will have made plans to shoot a big scene using that balloon light and there will always be concern and impatience to get the scene shot in the time that has been fixed. Bigger budget will always lead to bigger pressure,".
Watch Karthik Subbaraj speak about his D40 with Dhanush and more in the interview below:
Viswasam, Bigil, Sangathamizhan, Petta and Namma Veettu Pillai to air on Sun TV for Pongal!
By MKV | Galatta | 03:25 PM
2019 had been a great year for Kollywood with almost all the top heroes having one or more releases. Now, all of these releases are coming together on the small screens, for 2020 Pongal! Sun TV, one of the most popular satellite television channels from South India, has already begun promoting its Pongal lineup. From these Pongal special telecast line-up, we come to know that they have planned an amazing array of movies for their audiences.
This year's Pongal holidays have come together to form a big and lengthy time off from work for many people and they are sure to have a great time with their families. Watching movies on TV channels at home as a family, is something which people do commonly. Sun TV is premiering some biggies along with re-telecasting a couple of other biggies which have already premiered on the channel! Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil, which is one of the biggest hits of 2019, is headlining the Pongal programs on Sun TV. It will be telecast at 18:30, on January 15th.
Prince Sivakarthikeyan's blockbuster family drama Namma Veettu Pillai is yet another movie which is going to be telecast on Sun TV, on January 16th at 18:30. Vijay Sethupathi's Sangathamizhan will also be premiering on Sun TV on January 17th at 18:30. Last year Pongal's theatrical releases - Viswasam and Petta, are both coming together on Sun TV, for this Pongal! Thala Ajith's Viswasam and Superstar Rajinikanth's Petta, which have already premiered on Sun TV, will also be telecast for this year's Pongal on January 18th and January 19th, respectively! Sun TV is sure going all out to entertain their audiences, for this coming Pongal! Get set to have a gala time!
Thalaivar Rajinikanth's Petta Deleted Scenes | Rajinikanth
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 05:19 PM
Superstar Rajinikanth is celebrating his birthday today (December 12) and the entire nation has wished the legendary star on social media. Marking his birthday, the team of Petta have released a new set of deleted scenes from the film that didn't make it to the final cut. Petta, which released earlier this year for Pongal, was a film that celebrated Superstar and his charisma. Director Karthik Subbaraj made sure the fans loved Rajinikanth in the film. With top class actors like Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddique, Simran, and others forming the supporting cast, the film opened big in all levels.
The film was produced by Sun Pictures and it turned out to be one of the biggest blockbusters of this year. These new deleted scenes have gone viral on social media. Also, Karthik Subbaraj revealed an unreleased poster from the film and it took the fans by pleasant surprise. After the mammoth success of this film, Rajinikanth will now be witnessing the grand release of Darbar for next year Pongal. For now, check out the newly released deleted scenes from the film:
Surprise from Petta team for Rajinikanth's birthday
Massive: Petta actress joins Thalapathy 64!
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 06:10 PM
Thalapathy Vijay's next movie, which is currently being called Thalapathy 64, is growing massive by the day. Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and produced by Xavier Britto, this upcoming movie has been generating amazing levels of buzz, right from the time it was announced. A couple of days back, the producer revealed that three important announcements about this movie would be announced on consecutive days. The first and most amazing news was that Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi had been roped in for this movie. The second announcement revealed that Mollywood star Anthony Varghese of Angamaly Diaries fame had also been brought on board. Today evening, it came to light that Shanthnu Bhagyaraj was also a part of this movie.
Now, the latest announcement as part of Gandhi Jayanthi's double dhamaka as per the producer, is that Mollywood actress Malavika Mohanan has been signed up for this movie. Malavika made her Tamil debut through Superstar Rajinikanth's Petta. This confirms our earlier reports that she would indeed be a part of this movie. Now, the cast of Thalapathy 64 is shaping up to be amazing and we can only wait and see how much more it is going to get better. Shanthnu is currently finishing up the dubbing for his upcoming movie Vaanam Kottatum, following which he will come join the Thalapathy 64 team.
It is already known that Anirudh will be scoring the music for this venture but details about the rest of the technical crew are awaited. Meanwhile, Lokesh Kanagaraj has wrapped up his highly anticipated venture Kaithi, with Karthi in the lead. Reports state that Lokesh Kanagaraj and his team have already completed the pre-production work of Thalapathy 64 and that shoot would commence as soon as Kaithi releases. With Bigil also nearing release, Vijay fans are having a ball of a time, celebrating their Thalapathy!
DD Is Back In Petta Style! Vijay TV Announces New Season!
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 07:18 PM
One of the popular and loved television names in the industry is Dhivyadharshini who is fondly called as DD has been a main asset for the televison channal Vijay TV. DD has regularly been a host for shows on the channal since 2006 when she hosted the popular dance reality sho Jodi No.1. DD gained more popularuty after hosting the celebrity talk show Koffee with DD.
For the past few years DD has reduced her on-screen appearance after getting busy with her personal life and her leg injury is also a reason for minimising her work. DD last hosted the celebrity game show Enkitta Modhaade in 2018 which aired from April to July. The show featured Vijay television soap opera families in which the actors will compete in a number of entertainment based challenges. The show has six episodes and the fun filled episodes was a success.
And now DD is set to apprear in the small screens again with the hit show Enkitta Modhadhe. DD released the official promo on Teusday (May 14th) on her social media handle. The promo was made with a referecne scene from Rajinikanth's recent hit movie Petta. The promo also revealed the airing date and time of the show that is this coming Sunday (May 19th) at 6.30 PM.
Here is the promo,
Enkitta Modhaadhe Season 2 | 19th May 2019 - Promo
Aramm director's next with this Petta star
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 02:04 PM
Director Gopi Nainar made heads turn in 2017 with his debut venture, Aramm, starring Nayanthara in the lead role. Produced by KJR Studios, the social political drama went on to become a commercial and critical success.
Post the success of Aramm, Gopi Nainar’s next film was said to be about football in the North Chennai region with Aishwarya Rajesh as the female lead and the title being revealed as Karuppar Nagaram by Jai during the Neeya 2 press meet sometime back.
Meanwhile, it has now been officially announced that Gopi Nainar will begin work on a film first with Bobby Simha, who starred in Rajinikanth's blockbuster, Petta, earlier this year. The venture is expected to be an action commercial entertainer with an announcement regarding the technical crew to be revealed in the days ahead.