Valimai background score | Yuvan Shankar Raja | Update | Ajith Kumar
By Galatta | 02:16 AM
Ajith Kumar had two releases last year in the form of Viswasam and Nerkonda Paarvai, one minted money at the box office while the other went on to win people's heart. After Nerkonda Paarvai, Ajith has teamed up with director H Vinoth once again for a stylish action cop thriller Valimai. This movie, bankrolled by Boney Kapoor under his Bayview Projects LLP banner, went on floors during flag end of 2019. The shoot of the first schedule took place in Hyderabad Ramoji Roa Filmcity. Huma Qureshi will be seen playing Thala Ajith’s pair in the film while Yuvan Shankar Raja has been roped in to score the music.
Yuvan and Ajith have had a successful long streak. Together they have worked in 7 films before Valimai starting from Dheena to Nerkonda Paarvai. Most of the albums have turned out to be chartbusters. Yuvan does reserves some of his best background scores for Ajith’s films. We are sure that this combo will deliver another brilliant album and soundtrack for Valimai. Thala fans are eager to know more about the film, Yuvan Shankar Raja while replying to one of his fans questions on Instagram said that he is working on the soundtrack of Valimai. His exact reply was - “Work in progress, it will be worth the wait.” Yuvan is someone who doesn’t brag about his own work, a statement like that coming from the little maestro himself will surely put all his fans in joy.
AR Rahman praises Yuvan Shankar Rajas latest song!!!
By Galatta | 01:04 AM
Yuvan Shankar Raja had a released an extremely soulful and soul-stirring Islamic indie song yesterday called Yaa Nabi. The song is sung and arranged by Yuvan himself while the composition and the lyrics are by Rizwan. Yuvan had released this song on his YouTube channel U1 Records. AR Rahman who has produced several Islamic tracks in the past has now appreciated Yuvan’s song.
The English translation to AR Rahman’s Tamil tweet reads as follows - “Enjoy the 'Yaa Nabi' song glorifying (Sal), composed and sung by Yuvan Shankar Rajam directed and co-sung by Rizwan. யுவன் ஷங்கர் ராஜா இசையமைத்து பாடிய "யா நபி" (Sal) புகழ்மாலையை கேட்டு மகிழுங்கள். பாடலை இயற்றி உடன் பாடியிருப்பவர் ரிஸ்வான்.”
Yuvan Shankar Raja in reply thanked AR Rahman - “Alhamdhulillah thank you so much,means a lot....” This is not the first time that AR Rahman has appreciated Yuvan’s work. The Mozart of Madras has praised the little maestro's work during the audio launches of Mariyaan and Saroja.
Viral Video: Priya Bhavani Shankar rocks in video game! Uses Thalapathy's Bigil dialogue!
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 06:23 PM
The ongoing COVID-19 Corona Virus Pandemic has caused the whole nation to go into lockdown mode and everybody is following social distancing and self-isolation. Irrespective of celebrities or common people, everybody are staying indoors and making the maximum out of this downtime. The gorgeous Priya Bhavani Shankar first caught the eyes of the audiences as a newsreader before donning the avatars of a TV actress and show host. She eventually broke out onto the big screens with Meyaadha Maan and has since become one of the most sought after actresses! Priya has been regularly updating photos and videos of her time in self-quarantine and her fans are mighty impressed!
Priya Bhavani Shankar's latest video shows her playing a football video game, very keenly! She has her eyes riveted to the TV screen as she navigates through her players and scores a goal! On scoring the goal, Priya uses the very famous dialogue from Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil - "Cup-uh mukkiyam Bigil-u!" This video has created quite a rage online and Vijay fans have been sharing and liking it in masses! After a string of successful movies, Priya Bhavani Shankar is now a part of Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan's Indian 2 and SJ Suryah's Bommai apart from a number of other movies like Kuruthi Aattam, Kasada Thabara, Pelli Choopulu's Tamil remake, Vaan, Kalathil Sandhippom and the multi-lingual Aham Brahmasmi.
Check out the video below,
Yuvan Shankar Raja opens up on the two things to be gotten rid of
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 12:21 PM
Composer Yuvan Shankar Raja has garnered a massive fan following in his 23-year-old career having worked with several top league actors, directors and producers while also collaborating with fresh faces and encouraging newcomers on innumerable occasions.
Yuvan, who has up next in his kitty films like Ajith's Valimai, Simbu's Maanaadu, Vijay Sethupathi's Maamanithan, Jayam Ravi's Jana Gana Mana, SJ Suryah's Bommai, Vishal's Chakra, Santhanam's Dikkilona, to name a few had recently sung the 'Andha Kanna Paathaakaa' song in 'Thalapathy' Vijay's upcoming film, Master, which has since gone on to become a chart-buster.
Yuvan, whose last album released was the upcoming Rio Raj-Remya Nambeesan starrer, Plan Panni Pannanum, which is yet to hit screens, had last night (April 5) taken to his Instagram page to post a story where he expressed his desire for the things he'd like to be gotten rid of. Yuvan's statement is as follows: "We need to get rid of two things asap 1. COVID. 2. stupidity". The words have since gone viral among fans, who are contemplating what exactly the hit composer could be referring to.
Hero Video Songs Jukebox | Sivakarthikeyan, Arjun | Yuvan Shankar Raja
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 06:47 PM
Sivakarthikeyan's biggie Hero released a few months back and the film opened to decent reviews from fans and the movie got average numbers at the box-office. The movie directed by PS Mithran of Irumbu Thirai fame also featured Kalyani Priyadarshan, Arjun Sarja, Abhay Deol and Ivana in important as well. Hero produced by Kotapadi J Rajesh under the banner of KJR Studios has George C Williams was in charge of cinematography as Ruben made the cuts. The story was written by PS Mithran, Pon Parthiban, Savari Muthu and Antony Bhagyaraj. Music for Hero is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and the album was a decent hit with the number Over'a Feel Pannuren being the best. and now, the makers of the film have released the video jukebox with all the songs from the movie.
1) Song - Malto Kithapuleh
Singer: Shyam Viswanathan
2) Song: Hero
Singer: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Male Rap: A.D.K (Aaryan Dinesh)
Female Rap (Lyrics&Vocals): Abby Simone (Singapore)
Lyricist: Pa. Vijay
3) Song: Over'a Feel Pannuren
Singer: Yuvan Shankar Raja, MC Sanna
Lyricist: Pa Vijay, Mc Sanna
4) Song: Aayiram Mugangal
Singer: Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja
Lyrics: Pa. Vijay
Hero Video Songs Jukebox | Tamil Movie | Sivakarthikeyan, Arjun, Abhay Deol | Yuvan Shankar Raja
Indraja Shankar and Robo Shankar's viral TikTok video of Vaathi Coming - don't miss!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 03:27 PM
Music director Anirudh Ravichander has delivered a chartbuster album through Thalapathy Vijay’s Master and the songs have impressed the masses and music lovers. The album has 8 songs and one among those is ‘Vaathi Coming’, the instrumental dance number that is a huge hit among the fans. We can be assured that Thalapathy Vijay will set the screens on fire with his energetic dance moves and charismatic screen presence. But before we could witness it in theatres, the team of Master requested the fans to do special TikTok videos of the ‘Vaathi Coming’ song.
Reacting to that, Robo Shankar and his daughter Indraja Sankar have done a small TikTok of the ‘Vaathi Coming’ song and the video is going viral among the fans. The father-daughter combo seems to rock it with their energy and it is delightful to watch. Also, they dance to the tunes of Vaathi Coming, wearing a mask, thereby creating an awareness among the people. It can be recalled that Indraja shared screen space with Vijay in Bigil and her character - ‘Pandiyamma’ received a very positive response from the fans and general audience.
Indraja is also quite a popular name in the TikTok circle and in fact, she got the opportunity to act in Bigil only after the popularity of her earlier TikTok videos. Having said that, check out Indraja and Robo Shankar’s TikTok of ‘Vaathi Coming’ here:
Kamal Haasan, Dhanush and director Shankar donate money for FEFSI Workers - check out!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:48 PM
Due to the current outbreak of the corona virus, the entire nation is on a lockdown and this scenario is going to continue for the next 21 days. Similarly, all the film and television serial shootings have also been cancelled, as a preventive measure. Due to this, all the workers who earn their wages (beta and salaries) through daily shootings were left with zero options of income. Realising this tough situation, leading actors, directors, producers and associations have come forward with their financial and food donations.
FEFSI (Film Employees Federation of South India), headed by R.K.Selvamani, had earlier released the list of celebrities who have made their donations and the list included quite a lot of names including Superstar Rajinikanth, Sivakumar, Suriya, Karthi, Sivakarthikeyan, Vijay Sethupathi, Harish Kalyan, director Hari, producer Kalaippuli S Thanu, producer T.G.Thyagarajan, Radharavi, Manobala, and others. The latest to join this list is actors Kamal Haasan, Dhanush and director Shankar.
According to the latest official updates, Dhanush has made a donation of Rs 15 lakhs, while Kamal Haasan and Shankar have donated Rs 10 lakhs each, for the welfare of the FEFSI workers. Similarly, director Karthik Subbaraj has donated an amount of Rs 1 lakh. More celebrities are expected to lend their helping hands to the FEFSI workers in this testing time.
#FEFSI Contributions By Celebrities
Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan-10,00,000
Director Shankar- 10,00,000— RIAZ K AHMED (@RIAZtheboss) March 25, 2020
Director Shankar tweets about Modi's Janata Curfew Plan! Check out!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:54 PM
The Corona virus outbreak is taking a toll on the daily livelihood of the people, all over the world and things are getting intense and severe in many countries. The Indian Government has requested the entire nation to stay indoors and in isolation to prevent the disease from spreading among people. Last night, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a curfew throughout India on March 22, coming Sunday, between 7 AM and 9 PM. On that note, ace director Shankar has extended his support to Modi’s move and has requested the people of the nation to stand together during this tough time.
Shankar took to his Twitter space to share a few words for his followers. He said, “#COVID19 is going to be the litmus test for human resilience. My heartfelt gratitude to all the support machineries who are working tirelessly to keep all of us safe. Let us stand united and support our PM @narendramodi ji appeal for #JantaCurfew #IndiaFightsCorona”.
On the work front, director Shankar is doing Indian 2 with Kamal Haasan and the film’s shooting is currently on a break, after the tragic crane accident that happened at the shooting spot, last month. Check out Shankar’s tweet below:
#COVID19 is going to be the litmus test for human resilience. My heartfelt gratitude to all the support machineries who are working tirelessly to keep all of us safe. Let us stand united and support our PM @narendramodi ji appeal for #JantaCurfew #IndiaFightsCorona— Shankar Shanmugham (@shankarshanmugh) March 20, 2020
Sivakarthikeyan's Shakti Movie Trailer | Yuvan Shankar Raja | Hero
By Galatta | 08:08 PM
After a disappointing ending to 2019 with lukewarm response for his superhero entertainer Hero with director PS Mithran, Sivakarthikeyan would be looking for a better reception for his next films like Doctor and Ayalaan. He has just had 1 hit from his previous 4 films which happens to be Namma Veettu Pillai, with director Pandiraj. This rural family drama, funded by Sun Pictures, resonated well with the audiences and made it big at the Box Office. Hero directed by PS Mithran and bankrolled by Kotapadi J Rajesh under the KJR Studios banner released last December, the film did not meet the expectations of the fans turned out to be failure film for SK. Now the makers are planning to release the film in Telugu with the title Shakti. Let’s hope the film performs better than the Tamil version.
Hero is PS Mithran's second directorial, after the super hit Irumbu Thirai and this movie's antagonist Action King Arjun plays a vital role in Hero too. Bollywood star Abhay Deol also debuted in Kollywood, through this movie, which has Kalyani Priyadarshan as the female lead. Yuvan Shankar Raja scores the music for Hero, which has George C Williams handling the camera and Ruben on the edit table. Now watch the Telugu trailer of Hero:
Indian 2: Director Shankar announces 1 crore financial aid for the families of the deceased!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 10:34 AM
It has been a week since the tragic crane accident that happened at the sets of Shankar’s Indian 2, and the impact has still not reduced a bit. The accident killed three important talents in the team, Sri Krishna (Assistant Director), Madhusudhan (Production Assistant) and Chandran (Art Assistant) and it took the whole industry by shock. Kamal Haasan and Lyca Productions announced financial aid to the families of the deceased. Following that, director Shankar has now officially announced a financial aid of Rs 1 crore to the families of the deceased.
He shared an emotional press statement, in which he sounded completely dejected and low. Shankar’s press statement read, “I still haven’t come out of the shock and it is devastating. Krishna’s death is so disturbing because he joined my team as an AD, just a month back. It is very tough to get a talented AD, but Krishna was very good and he got adapted to such a big project like this, in just a few days. I went to Krishna’s house recently and his mother had uncontrollable tears and those scenes are still flashing in front of me.
Be it any time of the day, whenever I need a coffee, water, biscuit, or anything, production assistant Madhu was always there for me and when I got to hear about his death, I was taken aback. Art assistant Chandran joined the team with his own self-interest and he joined us only for this schedule. Despite taking all the safety measures, it is disheartening to have witnessed a tragic accident like this that happened in a fraction of second. Seeing all the chaos around and the sadness in the faces of the injured and the families of the deceased, I wish the crane could have fallen on me.
My heartfelt condolences to the families of Krishna, Madhusudhan and Chandru. No help will equate the lives of the dead, but, I am going to give a financial aid of Rs 1 crore to the families of the deceased, considering that it might be of some use to them. I sincerely pray to God to give them the strength and courage to get back to normalcy.”