Master producer Xavier Britto meets Thalapathy Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi and Lokesh Kanagaraj at shoot
By MKV | Galatta | 05:01 PM
Thalapathy Vijay is the current talk of the town after being questioned by the Income Tax department officials and having a political party's cadres oppose his movie Master's shootingat Neyveli. However, being the resilient star that he is, Vijay resumed shooting for Master and completed the Neyveli schedule and the Master unit is currently canning their final schedule at a location in Chennai. Master's producer Xavier Britto, who is bankrolling this movie under his XB Film Creators banner, visited the shooting spot!
Photos of Xavier Britto's visit to the Master shooting spot and him greeting Thalapathy Vijay & Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi, apart from director Lokesh Kanagaraj and Master's Line Producer Jagadish, have been going viral on social media! These pics show a very happy Master team and we guess that the shoot is progressing well, as expected! Malavika Mohanan plays the female lead in this movie, which has an ensemble cast including Arjun Dass, Shanthnu, Andreah, Sanjeev, Sriman, Srinath, Nagendra Prasad, Ramya Subramaniam and a whole host of others!
Rockstar Anirudh is scoring the music for Master and the first single 'Kutti Story' has gone viral and turned a chartbuster! The lyric video of this song has already crossed over 20 Million views on Youtube! Sathyan Sooryan is handling the cinematography of this movie, which has editing by Philomin Raj. Aadai director Ratna Kumar is also associated as an additional screenplay writer, in Master! This movie is scheduled to hit the screens in April, of this year!
Thalapathy Vijay is more popular than Superstar Rajinikanth - Producer Rajan!
By MKV | Galatta | 09:00 PM
Tamil Cinema stars are considered to be more than just humans and are even revered like demi-gods! Fans go to extreme lengths to celebrate their favourite stars. Two of the biggest stars in contemporary Kollywood are Superstar Rajinikanth and Thalapathy Vijay! For long, Vijay's fans have been claiming their idol to be the next Superstar while Rajni's fans state that there cannot be anybody else to claim that throne! Now, Kollywood's controversial producer and actor K Rajan, has expressed his opinion on this issue!
Producer Rajan says, "Rajinikanth is a very good friend of mine. Vijay's father SA Chandrasekar was a former President of our Producer's Council and again, a good friend of mine. However, I have met Vijay only about 3 times in these past 3 years. He doesn't interact with people much but is a disciplined and silent man. Despite me being more close with Rajni than Vijay, I would have to state honestly that Rajinikanth's market has gone down and Vijay's has gone up, significantly. I can state this with numbers. The Chengalpet distribution rights for Bigil went for Rs. 18.5 Crores while for Darbar, it was just Rs. 13 Crores. You can decide for yourselves, based on these numbers itself!"
Explaining further, Rajan says, "Collections are higher for Vijay's movies as more youngsters watch his movies. Rajinikanth is playing younger age roles but the fact is that he has aged. MGR maintained a very polished public image at all times of his career but Rajni is somebody who is very natural and reveals his real image to the public, at all times, off screen. The fact is that, Rajni's fans who used to watch his movies atleast 4 times in the past, have also aged themselves and watch his movies just once, nowadays! This is similar to how at a point of time Sivaji's popularity began going down with his old age and Rajni's popularity began growing!" However, we are not sure how the fans of both these stars would take these points!
Mafia sneak peek | Arun Vijay | Priya Bhavani Shankar | Karthick Naren
By Avinash Pandian | Galatta | 05:00 PM
Karthick Naren is one of the most talented filmmakers who has made a mark for himself with just 1 of his movies being released. He shot to fame with his very first movie - the crime thriller Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru, which had Rahman in the lead and released in 2016. Following that, he began work on his next - Naragasooran, with Arvind Swamy and Shriya Saran in the lead. However, the movie ran into roadblocks and has been on the backburner since. Putting all these aside, he began work on his next project, which has been titled Mafia: Chapter 1.
Today, Mafia's lead Arun Vijay completes 25 years of his acting career filled with a lot of lows and a few highs. From Arun Kumar to Arun Vijay, he has come a long way as an actor, however, it was Gautham Menon’s Yennai Arindhaal which gave him the much deserving breakthrough. Since, then he has been taking roles that suits his image. He is someone who pushes himself to fit into the character that he plays. With a few successive hits, Arun Vijay is finally becoming a bankable star. He is all geared up for his next film Mafia: Chapter 1 which will release this Friday on the 21st of February. Now check out a 2 minute scene from the film:
WOW: Parthiban reveals that Vijay approached him to direct Nanban first! Exciting details inside!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 11:00 AM
Thalapathy Vijay is right now busy shooting for his next, Master, which is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj of Kaithi fame. This action thriller is slated to release on April 9 and the fans are super excited already. Meanwhile, various names have been rumoured to direct the actor’s next, Thalapathy 65. Vijay has reportedly heard stories from directors like Sudha Kongara, Pandiraj, Arunraja Kamaraj, and many other leading directors and an official word is awaited. Meanwhile, one of the fans tagged director and actor R Parthiban on Twitter and expressed that it would be great if he directs Thalapathy 65.
Parthiban had a very interesting reply to the fan and he also shared a few unknown incidents that happened in the past. Parthiban revealed that Vijay had asked him to direct Nanban initially, before approaching Shankar and also asked him to pen the story for the Azhagiya Tamizh Magan project (before signing Bharathan and his story). Parthiban assured the fans that his collaboration with Thalapathy Vijay will happen very soon and when it happens, it will be a treat for them.
Well, this reply has made the fans excited. Parthiban is right now committed with various projects including his next directorial, Iravin Nizhal (single shot film), the Hindi remake of Oththa Seruppu with Nawazuddin Siddiqui. He is also busy with an array of projects as an actor. Check out Parthiban’s tweet below:
Massக்கு MASTER-ஐ பிடிக்கும்— Radhakrishnan Parthiban (@rparthiepan) February 18, 2020
Masterக்கு இந்த நண்பனைப் பிடிக்கும்.('நண்பன்' படத்தை என்னையே முதலில் இயக்கச் சொன்னார்-'அழகியத் தமிழ் மகனுக்கு எழுதச் சொன்னார்)
நாளை இன்னும் அடுத்த லெவலில் நீங்கள் எதிர்பார்ப்பது நடக்கும்!
Thalapathy Vijay attacked by political parties because of his popularity - Radha Ravi!
By MKV | Galatta | 06:02 PM
In recent times, Thalapathy Vijay has been in the headlines for a lot of reasons. Though the most recent news is all about the 'Kutti Story' song from Vijay's upcoming movie Master, with director Lokesh Kanagaraj. However, something else which has still been going strong is the highly political angle that has been attributed to the recent Income Tax Department raids on Vijay and his Bigil team. These were followed by some Bhartiya Janatha Party members protesting against the Master team shooting in the Neyveli Lignite Corporation premises. Now, actor Radha Ravi has weighed in on this topic, in an exclusive interview to Southscope.
In the interview, which covers a lot of topics, Radha Ravi had quite a lot to tell on the political angle being given to Thalapathy Vijay's every move! The veteran actor and current President of the Dubbing Union, is also a member of the BJP and so, his comments become very interesting. When asked why senior BJP member H. Raja kept referencing Vijay's caste and mentioning Joseph Vijay, Radha Ravi diverted the question and did not respond to it directly. However, in his usual style he eventually gave out a lot of answers.
Radha Ravi mentioned that there was nothing wrong in being Joseph Vijay and that the actor is being targeted by political parties because of his rising popularity. He mentioned that some politicians are looking to leverage political mileage by attacking or supporting Vijay publicly. Furthermore, Radha Ravi mentioned that as he has worked with Vijay for a long time and knows him to be a very quiet and brilliant actor, he himself would have come out in support of the actor if anybody had stopped his movie's shoot from happening. Radha Ravi also reminisced on an incident from the Sarkar shooting spot, where Vijay had enquired about his mindset when the Police had come to arrest his father, during his younger days.
Check out the interview here:
Master new HD photos | Thalapathy Vijay | Oru Kutti Kadhai
By Galatta | 06:26 PM
Thalapathy Vijay’s Master single ‘Oru Kutti Kadhai’ has been trending at no.1 for the past 24 hours. It is nearing 10 million view mark in one day with over 1 million likes. This is Vijay’s 4th single to have four 1 million like tracks. Master directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj of Kaithi fame is making all the right noises. The banner behind this project is Xavier Britto's XB Film Creators. The movie went on floors late last year and they have already completed over 75% of shoot. The makers now have a small surprise for all Thalapathy Vijay fans, they have released a few HD photos from Master that featured in the lyric video single. Check it out:
Thalapathy 64 also stars Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi in an important role. Malavika Mohanan of Petta fame is playing the female lead while Andrea has also been roped in for a vital role. Earlier, it was announced that Malayalam actor Anthony Varghese was a part of the team but he was later replaced by Arjun Das of Kaithi fame. The ensemble cast of this movie has a lot of other actors. Rockstar Anirudh is scoring the music for this movie, which has cinematography by Sathyan Sooryan and editing by Philomin Raj. Makers are planning to release the film on the 9th of April 2020 as pre-Tamil New Year gift.
— XB Film Creators (@XBFilmCreators) February 15, 2020
Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha new poster featuring Kareena Kapoor | Vijay Sethupathi
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 03:22 PM
A film that created sky-high expectations right from the moment of its announcement, Laal Singh Chaddha, is Aamir Khan's upcoming film after the mega blockbuster, Dangal, in 2016. An official remake of the iconic Hollywood film, Forrest Gump, Laal Singh Chaddha is being directed by Secret Superstar director Advait Chandan and is a joint collaboration between the Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom 18 Pictures banners.
Apart from Aamir Khan, Laal Singh Chaddha has raised quite a lot of curiosity for its casting with names like Kareena Kapoor Khan playing the female lead and 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi joining in for a major supporting role, which incidentally will mark his Bollywood debut. With production underway on the film for a while, Aamir Khan took to his Twitter page to officially release a poster featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan while expressing his desire to romance her in every film as it comes naturally to him. Check out the tweet below:
पा लेने की बेचैनी, और खो देने का डर...— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) February 14, 2020
बस इतना सा है, ज़िंदगी का सफर।#HappyValentinesDay Kareena. I wish I could romance you in every film... comes naturally to me ;-)
Based on a screenplay by Eric Roth and being adapted by Bollywood actor Atul Kulkarni with Pritam in charge of the film's music, Laal Singh Chaddha will see Aamir Khan as a Sikh with fans now waiting to witness the acclaimed actor deliver the goods in reprising Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks’ portrayal of the character from Forrest Gump, when it comes out in theatres this Christmas.
Oh My Kadavule - Sneak Peek | Ashok Selvan, Vijay Sethupathi, Ritika Singh, Vani Bhojan
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 10:16 AM
The romantic comedy genre has always been one that is a safe bet for most filmmakers and producers considering it draws audiences both young and old alike with youngsters forming the majority pack who take a liking to the category. Likewise, the Tamil film, Oh My Kadavule, has released in theatres today (February 14) as a Valentine's Day treat for fans and incidentally marks the directorial debut of newcomer Ashwath Marimuthu.
Oh My Kadavule has Ashok Selvan and Irudhi Suttru actress Ritika Singh playing the lead roles with popular television star Vani Bhojan being cast as the second female lead. Furthermore, 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi has been cast in a major supporting role with Sha Ra, MS Baaskar and Ramesh Thilak forming the rest of the cast in this joint collaboration of Axess Film Factory and Happy High Pictures, which has music composed by Leon James and Meyaadha Maan fame Vidhu Ayyanna handling the cinematography.
With Oh My Kadavule now out in theatres, the makers have released a sneak peek video featuring Ashok Selvan narrating to Vijay Sethupathi and Ramesh Thilak how agreeing to marry his childhood friend, Ritika Singh, is causing major problems in their relationship.
Check out the Oh My Kadavule - Sneak Peek below:
Oru Kutti Kadhai song promo | Master | Vijay | Anirudh | SLOW PACED KUTHU
By Galatta | 06:08 PM
Thalapathy Vijay's fans are gearing up for their next spectacle titled Master! This upcoming movie, directed by Maanagaram and Kaithi fame Lokesh Kanagaraj, is being bankrolled by Xavier Britto's XB Film Creators. Rockstar Anirudh will be scoring the music for this movie, for which shooting has been taking place in brisk speed. The last schedule which took place in Neyveli was wrapped a few days ago. The cast of Master has the likes of Malavika Mohanan as the female lead and also includes Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi, Arjun Das, Andreah Jeremiah, Ramya Subramaniam, Gouri Kishan, Brigida, Lintu Rony, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Sriman, Prem, Sanjeev, Srinath and Chetan, among others. Philomin Raj is taking care of the editing while Sathyan Sooriyan is in charge of the cinematography.
There are a lot of expectations on Bigil, as director Lokesh Kanagaraj is known for his realistic portrayals. The first single from Master is titled as ‘Oru Kutti Kadhai’ which will be sung by Thalapathy Vijay While Arunraja Kamaraja is said to have written the lyrics for this slow paced kuthu track. It is Arunraja Kamaraja who had earlier written lyrics for Vijay’s ‘varalam vaa Bairavaa’ and ‘Theri theme track.’ This much-anticipated track will be released tomorrow, February 14th for valentines' day at 5 PM. The makers have now released a small promo video, check it out:
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Kutti Kathai is reaching you tomorrow! 😎#Master #MasterSingle #1daytogoforKuttiKathai #KuttiKathai #KuttyStory@actorvijay @VijaySethuOffl @anirudhofficial @SonyMusicSouth @Lalit_SevenScr @Jagadishbliss pic.twitter.com/HlfYVBD75n— XB Film Creators (@XBFilmCreators) February 13, 2020
Shanthnu's review of Master's 'Oru Kutti Kadhai' single | Vijay | Anirudh
By Galatta | 10:00 AM
One of the movies which is making all the right noises right from the time it was announced, is Thalapathy Vijay's Master. This movie, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, is being bankrolled by Xavier Britto, under his XB Film Creators banner. Rockstar Anirudh is scoring the music for this movie, which also has Vijay Sethupathi in an important role. All the four posters that have been released by the Master team have received good responses from the fans as well as critics. The first single titled ‘oru kutti kadhai’ will be released tomorrow on the 14th of February. The expectation for this song is skyrocketing as it marks the reunion of Thalapathy Vijay and Rockstar Anirudh after Kaththi which had some blockbuster tunes.
When fans are eagerly waiting to listen to this song sung by Vijay himself, actor Shanthnu who plays a pivotal role in Master has shared his thoughts about the song. He is among the privileged few to have listened to the song already says the song is going to be loved by everyone. His tweets read as follows, “Anna’s voice is going to Uber cool for dis track. I’m in love with this song sure u will all love it. Listen to #Thalapathy ‘s #OruKuttiKadhai composed by rockstar @anirudhofficial From Feb 14th 5pm. #MasterSingle #Master #MasterHasArrived @actorvijay @Dir_Lokesh.” Stay tuned to listen to the first single from Master!!!