Soorarai Pottru New teaser | Suriya | Sudha Kongara | GV Prakash
By Galatta | 12:43 PM
Following the lukewarm responses to his last 2 releases - NGK and Kaappaan, Suriya has a lot of hopes banking on Soorarai Pottru, directed by Sudha Kongara, of Irudhi Suttru fame. This movie bankrolled jointly by Suriya's 2D Entertainment banner and Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment banner has music by GV Prakash, cinematography by Niketh Bommi and editing by Sathish Suriya. Aparna Balamurali, who was earlier seen in 8 Thottakal, will be playing the female lead in this movie. Soorarai Pottru was earlier set to release on April 9th then got postponed due to the corona pandemic. After an underwhelming 2019 with both his film failing at the box office, Suriya is now awaiting the release of his next movie Soorarai Pottru
which has apparently earner profits already as a producer.
Ace Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal is debuting in Tamil cinema through Soorarai Pottru, which will also see Jackie Shroff, Mohan Babu and Karunas as part of the cast. Widespread reports state that this movie would be based on the life of Captain GR Gopinath, who made air travel affordable for the common man by founding the Air Deccan airlines. The shoot for this movie is over and we hear that even the post production work is done and the makers are waiting for the right time to release the movie. The Telugu version of Soorarai Pottru has been titled Aakaasam Nee Haddhu Ra. Niketh Bommireddy
has taken care of the cinematography while Sathish Suriya is handling the editing.
Today, the 5th of July marks the birthday of Soorarai Pottru director Sudha Kongara who worked as associate director for seven years with Mani Ratnam. She made her directorial debut with a film called Drohi which failed at the box office, she came back strong after 6 years with a sports drama Irudhi Suttru
which she later remade in Telugu as Guru. She is now one of the most successful female director in Tamil cinema who all top heroes are waiting to work with. On her birthday, 2D Entertainment has released a special promo for her.
She is fierce, passionate and unstoppable! #HBDSudhaKongara #SooraraiPottru @Suriya_offl @rajsekarpandian @gvprakash @nikethbommi @Aparnabala2 @editorsuriya @jacki_art @guneetm @sikhyaent @SakthiFilmFctry @SonyMusicSouth @PoornimaRamasw1 @thanga18 pic.twitter.com/uRxq17YfeW— 2D Entertainment (@2D_ENTPVTLTD) July 5, 2020
Meanwhile, Suriya will begin work on his next project soon after the lockdown is over. There are widespread reports that he would put Hari’s project Aruva on hold for sometime and start working on a movie with director Vetri Maaran which is tentatively titled Vaadivassal. This Suriya - Vetri Maaran project will once again have GV Prakash scoring the music and is to be bankrolled by Kalaipuli S Thanu, under his V Creations banner.
Vasanthabalan confirms narrating stories to Suriya and Dhanush! Check Out!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 12:17 PM
Acclaimed director Vasanthabalan who is known for his hard-hitting emotional films like Veyil, Angadi Theru, and Aravaan, is waiting for the release of his next film, Jail. Starring G.V.Prakash and Enga Veettu Mappillai fame Abarnathi in the lead roles, Jail is said to talk about an International problem that will appeal to the worldwide audience. Having said that, Galatta Media got in touch with director Vasanthabalan through a Facebook live chat and during the session, he answered various interesting questions.
When asked about his next projects, he revealed that he would be teaming up with Vishnu Vishal and G.V.Prakash Kumar for his next two films and both would materialize after the release of Jail. Apart from this, Vasanthabalan also revealed some exciting updates that we hope the fans would find interesting. He said that he has narrated stories to actors Suriya and Dhanush and is waiting for a word from them. “I’ve pitched my stories to Suriya sir and Dhanush sir. When the good news reaches me, I’d tell the news officially.
For now, I have just pitched the scripts to them and a confirmation should come from them.” Sounds interesting, right? When a filmmaker like Vasanthabalan gets to direct strong performers like Suriya or Dhanush, it would definitely be a visual treat for the fans. Check out the FB live video here:
Director Pandiraj assures to do a film with Suriya very soon - check out his viral tweet!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:37 PM
Director Pandiraj is known for his wholesome family entertainers with strong and beautiful emotions that connect with the masses. He had last directed Sivakarthikeyan's Namma Veettu Pillai, which turned out to be a big hit at the box office and also earned a positive reception among the audience. The talented director is currently busy scripting his next film and details about the project are yet to be known. Meanwhile, Pandiraj took to his Twitter space this morning to share his review on Jyotika's Ponmagal Vandhal which is set to stream on Prime Video platform from tomorrow (May 29).
Replying to the tweet, one of the fans asked Pandiraj if he would do a film with Suriya and interestingly, the National Award winning director replied, "Very Soon". This answer from Pandiraj has excited Suriya's fans and the tweet has already gone viral. It can be recalled that Pandiraj was signed by Suriya's 2D Entertainment for another film, post the blockbuster success of Kadaikutty Singam.
A year back, Pandiraj had said that he is writing a rural action family entertainer script for Suriya and going by his latest tweet, it looks like the project will materialize very soon. We will have to wait for a few more months to get a better clarity about the project. For now, Suriya is awaiting the release of Soorarai Pottru and has two big projects lined up - Aruvaa with Hari and Vaadivaasal with Vetri Maaran. Check out Pandiraj tweet below:
Very soon 👍— Pandiraj (@pandiraj_dir) May 28, 2020
Jyotika and Suriya express their love for Ayushmann Khurrana | Check what Ayushmann replied!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 11:50 AM
Jyotika’s Ponmagal Vandhal is all set for its digital release tomorrow (May 29) and there is a good amount of hype and buzz surrounding the film. Suriya has produced this courtroom drama under his banner, 2D Entertainment. As part of the film’s promotions, Suriya and Jyotika came together for a digital interview and this was their first interview together after their wedding. The interview was with popular film critic Rajeev Masand and during the interaction, the couple expressed their admiration for Ayushmann Khurrana and his films.
Jyotika said they have a great liking for Ayushmann and his selection of different scripts. Hearing this, Ayushmann took to his Twitter space to thank Suriya and Jyotika for the humble words. He tweeted, “This is really sweet. This made my day & thank you for the love @Suriya_offl & #Jyothika”. This tweet has gone viral among the fans and it is indeed lovely to see leading stars from two industries sharing their love and admiration for their respective works.
Ayushmann, on his part, is also waiting for the direct digital release of his next biggie, Gulabo Sitabo, in which he has shared screen space with the legendary Amitabh Bachchan. Gulabo Sitabo, directed by Shoojit Sircar, is scheduled to stream on Prime Video from the 12th of June. For now, check out Ayushmann’s tweet below:
Jyotika's Ponmagal Vandhal Official Trailer | Suriya | Prime Video
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 10:19 AM
Jyotika’s Ponmagal Vandhal is all set for its direct release on Prime Video from May 29 and the fans are eagerly waiting to witness the film at the comfort of their homes. Ponmagal Vandhal is one of the first mainstream Tamil films featuring an ensemble star cast to release directly on an OTT platform and it has created a huge buzz on social media. Ahead of the release, as already announced, the makers have now released the official trailer of the film and it looks quite intriguing.
From what we see in the trailer, it looks like Jyotika, who plays a lawyer in the film, fights for the justice of the children who lost their lives in mysterious accidents. We see some hard-hitting emotions in the trailer and it gives us a feel that the film is going to be very serious and intense. The courtroom sequences are surely going to be a highlight to watch out for. Apart from Jyotika, the film’s star cast also includes K Bhagyaraj, R Parthiban, Prathap Pothen, Pandiarajan, and Thiagarajan.
Produced by Suriya’s 2D Entertainment and directed by debutant J.J.Fredrick, Ponmagal Vandhal has music scored by 96 fame Govind Vasantha and cinematography by Ramji. The trailer, which has been released on the official YouTube channel of Amazon Prime Video, has got a positive response from the audience. We will have to wait until May 29 to see how the film fares. For now, check out the trailer of Jyotika’s Ponmagal Vandhal here:
Jyotika's Ponmagal Vandhal new promo video | Suriya | JJ Fredrick
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:00 PM
Jyotika’s Ponmagal Vandhal would be released directly on Amazon Prime Video OTT platform from the 29th of this month and the fans are excitedly waiting for the d-day. Ponmagal Vandhal is the first Tamil film to release directly on OTT platform during this lockdown period. The trailer of the film will be released tomorrow and we will get to know about the film’s premise through the trailer. However, the makers have now released a new promo video, showing a glimpse of what the film is going to deal with.
It looks like Jyotika, who plays a lawyer in the film, will fight for the justice of children who lose their lives in a cruel manner. Also, this promo has given the audience a feeling that the film is going to be very serious and impactful. Suriya, who has produced the film under his banner 2D Entertainment, shared this new promo video on his official Twitter page.
Directed by debutant J.J.Fredrick, Ponmagal Vandhal features 5 veteran directors playing prominent roles and the names include K Bhagyaraj, Prathap Pothen, Thiagarajan, Pandiarajan, and Radhakrishnan Parthiban. This courtroom drama has music scored by 96 fame Govind Vasantha and cinematography by Ramji. As the trailer is all set to be released tomorrow, catch the newly released promo video of Jyotika’s Ponmagal Vandhal here:
Judgement Loading...#PonmagalVandhal trailer #PonmagalVandhalOnPrime #Jyotika @fredrickjj @rparthiepan @ppothen @actorthiagaraja @rajsekarpandian @govind_vasantha @2D_ENTPVTLTD @SonyMusicSouth @PrimeVideoIN pic.twitter.com/ZMQUx3gYGV— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) May 20, 2020
Jyotika's Ponmagal Vandhal Trailer to release on May 21 - Suriya makes the announcement!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:32 PM
Recently, it was officially announced that Jyotika’s Ponmagal Vandhal would be released directly on Amazon Prime Video OTT platform from the 29th of this month. This made the fans excited and look forward to something interesting. Through this move, Ponmagal Vandhal has become the first Tamil film to release directly on OTT platform during this lockdown period. We are just ten days away from witnessing the film and now, the makers have now made a new announcement. The trailer of the film will be released on May 21 on social media.
Suriya, who has produced the film under his banner 2D Entertainment, made the announcement on his official Twitter page. The trailer will give us a glimpse of the film’s premise and the characters and it will set up the expectation bar among the audience. Directed by debutant J.J.Fredrick, Ponmagal Vandhal will feature Jyotika as a lawyer.
The film features 5 veteran directors playing prominent roles and the names include K Bhagyaraj, Prathap Pothen, Thiagarajan, Pandiarajan, and Radhakrishnan Parthiban. This courtroom drama has music scored by 96 fame Govind Vasantha and cinematography by Ramji. Get ready to witness the trailer of Ponmagal Vandhal from May 21. Check out the announcement tweet below:
Delay in Justice is Injustice!! #PonmagalVandhal trailer out on 21st May #PonmagalVandhalOnPrime@PrimeVideoIN#Jyotika @fredrickjj @rparthiepan @ppothen @actorthiagaraja @rajsekarpandian @govind_vasantha @2D_ENTPVTLTD @SonyMusicSouth @editorNash pic.twitter.com/rX7gG783Ux— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) May 19, 2020
Ponmagal Vandhal director Fredrick praises producer Suriya - check out his latest statement!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 05:37 PM
Jyotika’s Ponmagal Vandhal is all set to release on May 29 directly on Amazon Prime Video and the fans are eagerly waiting to witness the film. This courtroom drama will be one of the first Tamil films to release directly on an OTT platform, during this lockdown period. The film will feature Jyotika in the role of a lawyer and it is said that the film has quite a lot of intriguing courtroom scenes. The film is directed by debutant J.J.Fredrick and produced by Suriya’s 2D Entertainment.
In a recent Facebook live interaction with Galatta Media, director Fredrick shared a few words about his producer. He said, “Suriya is the Godfather of Ponmagal Vandhal. He has never talked to me as a producer, not even once. He always makes sure everything goes as per plan and I’ve never encountered a problem during the shooting. Being an actor himself, he knows what is needed. He is happy with the film. He is a huge support to the film, right from the beginning till the release.”
Ponmagal Vandhal has 5 veteran directors - K Bhagyaraj, Radhakrishnan Parthiban, Prathap Pothen, Pandiarajan, Thiyagarajan, playing prominent roles. The film has music by Govind Vasantha and cinematography by Ramji. Get ready to witness Ponmagal Vandhal from May 29 only on Amazon Prime Video.
Allu Sirish says that he is a big fan of Suriya and Thalapathy VIjay - check out the video
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 11:31 AM
Popular Telugu actor Allu Sirish has a liking and admiration for Tamil cinema and Tamil actors and we know about it. He had also recently revealed that 'Vaathi Coming' from Master is his current favourite number. Following that, in a recent live interaction with Galatta Media, the young and talented actor revealed his favourite heroes in Tamil cinema. He said, "I have already told in a lot of interviews that I’m a huge fan of Suriya. Other than him, it is Vijay ofcourse and I've been following and watching his films regularly since Thuppakki.
I missed seeing Mersal in the theatres, but I got to catch it on Netflix and it was wonderful. I got goosebumps while watching it on my laptop and I felt bad for missing to watch the film in the theatres. You can probably count me as a Suriya fan, followed by a Vijay fan. But at the same time, I am like the general audience who enjoys all actors’ films. I’ve enjoyed seeing Ajith sir’s Mankatha and Vedalam, Vikram sir’s Anniyan, I, and many other movies. I definitely like all the actors and their films, but specifically, it would be Suriya and Vijay.”
Well, that sounds interesting and new, right? It can be recalled that Allu Sirish was initially supposed to play Arya’s role in Kaappaan, but unfortunately, due to various reasons, he had to opt out of the project. Allu Sirish is currently gearing up and preparing for his next Telugu film and the official announcement about the project would be made once the current pandemic situation gets resolved. Check out the video below:
WOW: Vijay Sethupathi extends his support to Suriya and Jyotika!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 11:40 AM
Jyotika's speech at a recent award event created a controversy among a section of people and we all must be aware of it. Reacting to the controversy, Jyotika's husband and actor Suriya issued a statement last evening and it has gone viral on social media. Suriya came in support of Jyotika and said that there was nothing wrong or controversial in what she spoke. He made it clear that he and his wife are firm and stand by the words that Jyotika spoke at the award event. This created a huge buzz on social media and Suriya received a huge support from various sides.
Interestingly, people from the industry also extended their support to Suriya's statement. Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi showed his support to Suriya by sharing his official statement on his Twitter page. Similarly, legendary cinematographer P.C.Sreeram, took to his Twitter space to register his support for Suriya in this controversy. He said, "#suryasivakumar You said it surya You said it RIGHT."
Many other actors and technicians from the industry have also shown their support to Suriya and Jyotika in this controversy. Check out Vijay Sethupathi and P.C.Sreeram's tweets below:
Sirappu 👍 pic.twitter.com/f63971LDCt— VijaySethupathi (@VijaySethuOffl) April 28, 2020
#suryasivakumar— pcsreeramISC (@pcsreeram) April 28, 2020
You said it surya
You said it RIGHT.