Hattrick for Superstar Rajinikanth - Fourth time for director Siva | Annaatthe New Release Date
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 05:44 PM
A few hours back, it was officially announced that Superstar Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe would hit the screens for Pongal, next year. This news has taken everyone by pleasant surprise and it has excited the fans who were eagerly waiting for an update. Directed by Siva and produced by Sun Pictures, Annaatthe has an exciting star cast in the form of Khushbu Sundar, Meena, Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Prakash Raj, Soori, Sathish, and others. This new change of plan in the release has happened due to the current outbreak of coronavirus and many other big films are expected to follow suit.
This new release date for Annaatthe has come as a hat-trick of sorts for Superstar Rajinikanth and it looks quite interesting. Rajinikanth’s Petta had released for the festive occasion of Pongal 2018 and it was a huge hit at the box office. Similarly, Darbar released for this year’s Pongal and it also satisfied the fans and family audience. Annaatthe will mark Rajinikanth’s third consecutive Pongal release in a row.
Notably, Pongal is also a proven success sentiment for director Siva who has already delivered three blockbuster hits that were released during the festive occasion - Siruthai (2011), Veeram (2014) and Viswasam (2018). Both Rajinikanth and Siva would be looking forward to continuing their success streaks with Annaatthe. Theatre owners have opined that it is a great decision to release the film for Pongal, as the film has a celebratory and festive mood to it. Having said that, we can be sure of the film’s grand box office opening! Get set to witness Annaatthe from Pongal 2021.
Producer T Siva to contest in Tamil Film Producers Council election | Latest announcement
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 06:47 PM
The Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC)’s current governing council is headed by actor Vishal. Producer S.R.Prabhu and director/actor Radhakrishnan Parthiban functioned as the treasurer and vice president of the council respectively. The current team’s tenure is going to reach an end and very soon, the elections will happen to decide the next team. With the Producer Council elections for the next term (2020 - 2022) set to happen soon, a set of producers have joined hands and formed a new team.
According to the official press release, producer T Siva of Amma Creations will contest for the President post. The rest of the office bearers who will be contesting in the coming election in Siva’s party include K Muralidharan (Treasurer), P.L.Thenappan (Treasurer), J.S.K.Sathish Kumar (Secretary), R.K.Suresh (Vice President) and G.Dhananjayan (Vice President).
This team will be called Tamil Film Producer’s Protection Team. Vishal is yet to confirm if he will contest in the coming elections and we will get more updates about it soon. The face off is definitely going to be exciting and the further coming days are going to be interesting in Tamil cinema.
Vaanam Kottattum - Dialogue Promo | Mani Ratnam | Dhana | Sid Sriram | Siva Ananth
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 07:38 PM
Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam's upcoming production venture, Vaanam Kottattum, under his Madras Talkies banner has been directed by Padai Veeran fame Dhana and is all set for a worldwide theatrical release on February 7. Popular singer Sid Sriram is making his debut as a composer with the action drama film with his songs turning out to be chart-busters and is considered to be a major USP for fans.
With less than 2 days for Vaanam Kottattum's theatrical release, the makers are leaving no stone unturned in promoting the film, which includes a huge star cast among whom are Vikram Prabhu, Madonna Sebastian, Aishwarya Rajesh and Shanthanu Bhagyaraj in the lead roles followed by Sarathkumar, Radhika Sarathkumar, Nandaa, Amitash Pradhan, Balaji Sakthivel, Madhusudhana Rao and others in important supporting roles.
Now, as part of the next leg of promotions, a special dialogue promo for Vaanam Kottattum has been officially released, which primarily focuses on Vikram Prabhu's character, Selva, in the film. Furthermore, there are visuals of Aishwarya Rajesh and Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Sarathkumar and Radhika Sarathkumar as well letting us know the action and drama that awaits us when the film hits theatres this week.
Check out the Vaanam Kottattum dialogue promo below:
Seeru trailer - Jiiva in mass action mode | Riya Suman | Rathna Siva | D. Imman
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 12:00 PM
Actor Jiiva is set to have a great 2020 as the star will be seen in four films among which are the action venture, Seeru, the political drama, Gypsy, Kalathil Santhipom alongside Arulnithi and the mutli-lingual sports drama film, '83, based on the Indian national cricket team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Among them, his Seeru, produced under Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh's Vels Film International banner will be the first to hit screens and has been directed by Rathna Siva of Rekka fame.
Promotions for the film have been going on for a while now with the makers now releasing the much-awaited Seeru trailer, which has Jiiva once again flexing his muscles in an action role. Initially planned for a 2019 release, Seeru releasing worldwide on February 7 has music by D. Imman with the film also starring actress Riya Suman playing the female lead and popular Telugu actor Navdeep as the antagonist.
The film also includes a large supporting cast among whom are names like Puppy hero Varun, Sathish, Goli Soda fame Chandhini, Merku Thodarchi Malai’s Gayathri, RNR Manohar, ‘Lollu Sabha’ Swaminathan, Kadhal Saravanan, Frank and a few others. D. Imman's songs in Seeru, especially the 'Sevvanthiye' track sung by the visually-challenged singer Thirumoorthy, has received a huge response from fans online.
Watch Jiiva in action in the Seeru trailer below:
Chiranjeevi 152 shooting starts, Koratala Siva is the director
By Avinash Pandian | Galatta | 08:18 PM
Koratala Siva is one of the most wanted directors in the Telugu film industries right now after SS Rajamouli. In 2013, he made his directorial debut with Mirchi starring Prabhas which went on to do well at the box office, he followed that success with Srimanthudu which gave Mahesh Babu the hit he was longing for years. He then directed another film Janatha Garage which grossed an estimated ₹135 crore. It earned a distributor's share amount of ₹60 crore in its first week of release. He again teamed up with Mahesh Babu for a political film Bharath Ane Nenu which again a rousing blockbuster.
Starting his career working as a software engineer, Siva worked as a screenwriting assistant under his uncle Posani Krishna Murali. Subsequently, he ventured into cinema as a Dialogue writer for films such as Okkadunnadu, Munna, Brindavanam, and Oosaravelli. Now his 5th project is going to be even bigger as he teams up with Megastar Chiranjeevi for the very first time. Now the makers have made the news official that Chiranjeevi has started shooting for this project from today. It will have music by Mani Sharma and cinematography by Thiru.
Composer Vivek Siva gets hitched! Check out the wedding pic here...
By MKV | Galatta | 06:03 PM
The young and talented duo of Vivek and Mervin burst onto the big screens with their very first movie as composers - Vadacurry. Since then, the duo has composed for a number of movies including Pugazh, Dora, Gulaebaghavali, Mohini and Thumbaa. Earlier, we had reported that Vivek Siva had gotten engaged to classical dancer Sushmitha Suresh, in July. Today, the composer himself has posted on his Twitter handle that he and Sushmitha have gotten married. The young couple look radiant in the pic shared by Vivek Siva, online. While there were many wishes pouring in for Vivek and Sushmitha from different sides, fans of Dhanush were also equally excited to know if there were any updates regarding Pattas!
Vivek-Mervin's last composition to hit the screens was Thumbaa, however the 'Kamala' song under their composition for the upcoming Vijay Sethupathi starrer Sanga Thamizhan has been topping the charts from the time it was released. This peppy number has been the talk of the town and fans are eagerly waiting for the release of Sanga Thamizhan, which will see Vijay Sethupathi in dual roles for the first time. This movie, directed by Vijay Chandar is all set to hit the screens in a couple of days, on November 15th!
Vivek and Mervin also have Dhanush's Pattas, directed by RS Durai Senthilkumar and having Sneha and Mehreen Pirzada as the female leads. This young duo has also been roped in to score the music for Karthi's upcoming movie with Rashmika Mandanna, which has been titled Sultan. The duo's independent single 'Orasaadha' for the 7UP Madras Gig was also well received by the audiences. Vivek Siva's wife Sushmitha is said to own an art studio, named Vivartana - The Art Studio. Galatta Media wishes Vivek and Sushmitha a very happy married life, ahead!
Check out Vivek's tweet here:
— Vivek Siva (@iamviveksiva) November 11, 2019
HOT BUZZ: Siva continues his 'V' sentiment for Thalaivar 168 title?
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 12:57 PM
It came as a massive sudden surprise a while back when Sun Pictures announced that their next film with ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth would be directed by blockbuster director Siva. Tentatively titled Thalaivar 168, the upcoming project will be Sun Pictures’ third-time association with Rajinikanth after their previous smash successes, Enthiran and Petta. With production on Thalaivar 168 apparently being planned to kick-off from December, there are now reports stating the film has been titled as Viyoogam. Speculations have been rife that Viyoogam has been locked as the title of Thalaivar 168 considering Siva’s films with ‘Thala’ Ajith all start with the letter ‘V’ and ends with the letter ‘M’ (Veeram, Vedalam, Vivegam and Viswasam). As of now, it remains to be seen if Viyoogam is indeed the title as it sounds to be too scientific and director Siva had previously stated that the film will be an out-and-out rural family entertainer that will be catering to audiences of all ages.
The talk about Rajinikanth and director Siva teaming up first shot up when the iconic actor invited the Viswasam director to his residence at Poes Garden in Chennai earlier in May. As of now, Bigil editor Ruben has been confirmed to be part of Thalaivar 168 and composer D. Imman is also set to come on board as to score the music. Rajinikanth fans are now awaiting the motion poster of his next film, Darbar, under A. R. Murugadoss’s direction, which will be released on November 7.
Rashmika Mandanna and Siruthai Siva come together on the Galatta Wonder Women Awards stage!
By MKV | Galatta | 04:05 PM
One of the most popular heroines of South Cinema currently, is the gorgeous Rashmika Mandanna, who burst onto the scene with the Kannada movie Kirik Party, in 2016. After a couple of Kannada movies, she made her debut in Tollywood and with her very second movie - Geetha Govindam, alongside Vijay Deverakonda, she became a household name. The blockbuster 'Inkem Inkem' song, immediately turned her into a youth sensation and she followed it up with a memorable performance in her latest release - Dear Comrade. Despite not starring in a Tamil or Malayalam movie yet, Rashmika has quite a fan following among the audiences across all the South industries. She has a huge lineup of movies in the offing, including her Tamil debut Sulthan, alongside Karthi.
Rashmika was awarded with the 'Youth Icon of South India' award, at the Galatta Wonder Women 2019 Awards, which was held on October 20th, at the Anna Centenary Library auditorium, in Chennai. Presenting her the award was the much-sought-after director Siruthai Siva. Siruthai Siva got on-stage through a special entry to thunderous applause from fans and was cheered on and on for quite some time before he could even address the gathering. He promised that Thalaivar 168 with Superstar Rajinikanth would be an action loaded family entertainer and that they would begin shoot soon. Rashmika then made a splashing entry on stage and couldn't stop beaming at the response from the crowd.
Rashmika was overwhelmed with the crowd support and stated that she was very happy with the response from Tamil audiences even before she has actually completed shooting for even 1 Tamil movie fully. She also added that she would try and dub for herself, in Sulthan. On the anchors' request, Rashmika then shook her legs to the chartbusting 'Rowdy Baby' number from Dhanush and Sai Pallavi's Maari 2. Rashmika and Siva raised the roof at the auditorium and we thank the both of them for gracing the Wonder Women Awards and making it a grand success!
Click here to view Rashmika's tweet:
I couldn’t finish my speech today - I wanted to say enoda movie innum release agala analum neenga elarume enaku nariya love tharinga. I hope I make you proud by debuting in Tamil soon.— Rashmika Mandanna (@iamRashmika) October 20, 2019
@galattadotcom @ColorsTvTamil rombo nandri Chennai unga anbu kaga I ♥ you
Thank you ♥️ https://t.co/XLVZjTmmrx
How did Viswasam collect 100 crores? Producer T Siva reveales!
By Aarthi | Galatta | 05:29 PM
Kennedy Club, is a sports drama film based on women's kabaddi, written and directed by Suseenthiran. The movie features, Sasikumar, Bharathirajaa, Samuthirakani, Meenakshi and Soori. The movie is produced by Nallusamy Pictures and its music is composed by D Imman. This morning, the 27th of July the audio launch of Kennedy Club happened at Chennai. During it, Producer T Siva of Amma Creations had stated that the song, "Kannana Kanne" sung by the popular singer Sid Sriram is the prime reason that Viswasam had collected Rs. 100 crores at the box-office. He added that a half of the collection could be given to Imman, just for composing that song. Producer Siva also expressed his liking for that song and how it moved him.
Coming back to Kennedy Club, actor Sasikumar will be seen sporting the avatar of women's kabaddi team's coach. The movie will be hitting the screens on the 15th of August. Following, Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu 2, this will be the 2nd sports drama, releasing this year (2019).
The camera for Kennedy Club is cranked by RB Gurudev and editor Antony is handling the cuts. The dance moves are choreographed by dance master Shoby and the art department is headed by Rajeevan.
Massive News On Suriya - Siva Movie!
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 10:00 PM
Suriya is currently awaiting the release of his long-awaited venture NGK: Nandha Gopalan Kumara and the movie is set to hit the screens worldwide on May 31st in a grand way. NGK, written and directed by Selvaraghavan also has Rakul Preet Singh, and Sai Pallavi as the lady leads roles. Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed the music and the film is being produced by SR Prakashbabu and SR Prabhu of Dream Warrior Pictures.
Suriya also has some other interesting ventures like KV Anand's Kaappaan gearing up for release in August and Soorarai Potru in the making with director Sudha Kongara. Another exciting venture in Suriya's kitty is his project with director Siva. Siva, who is coming after the blockbuster success of Viswasam is set to join hands with Suriya for his next.
The latest breaking news about the Suriya - Siva project is that the team will begin the procedures and began shooting for the film from August. Tentatively called Suriya 39, the movie will be made under the banner of Studio Green and will have music by D Imman. The movie is touted to be a rural action entertainer.