Thalapathy Vijay's Master teaser's massive new milestones | Vijay Sethupathi | Lokesh Kanagaraj
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 05:56 PM
It has been a week since 'Thalapathy' Vijay's Master teaser was released and has since been the talk of the down. The Lokesh Kanagaraj directorial produced under Xavier Britto's XB Film Creators banner and featuring chart-buster music by Anirudh Ravichander had an electrifying teaser released as a Diwali treat, with the visuals showing a major showdown between Vijay and the film's antagonist 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi was in the offing. With the Master teaser still continuing to trend on YouTube India a week since its release, it has now made a few more ground-breaking achievements.
The Master teaser has now become the most liked Indian South India teaser/trailer on YouTube with 2.35 million likes and has surpassed the earlier record held by Vijay's Bigil trailer. Vijay's Master teaser is incidentally now officially the most-liked Vijay video ever on YouTube. Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's Dil Bechara trailer is currently the most-liked teaser in India, while Vijay's Master teaser and Bigil trailer are in the second and third positions. Likewise, the Master teaser is currently fifth most-liked teaser/trailer in the world, with Dil Bechara grabbing the top spot with 11 million likes, the Hollywood blockbuster Marvel Studios films Avengers: Infinity War taking the second spot 3.7 million likes, followed by Avengers: Endgame trailer 1 and 2 at third and fourth positions with 3.2 million likes and 2.3 million likes respectively, with the Bigil trailer gaining 2.34 million likes to date.
Most ‘Liked’ Indian Teaser/Trailer ever in Youtube.
▫️ #DilBechara - 11M Likes
▫️#Master (6 days)- 2.37M Likes
▫️#Bigil - 2.3M Likes
2/3 Belongs To ONE MAN - THE UNRIVALLED EMPEROR OF YOUTUBE "THALAPATHY VIJAY" 🔥😎@actorvijay pic.twitter.com/YV30YXrChf— Die Hard Fans Of Vijay (@DHFV_Off) November 21, 2020
World's Top 6 Most Liked Movie TEASER/TRAILER: #ThalapathyVijay 's #MasterTeaser 🔥— அவதார் (@avadhaar) November 20, 2020
3.AvengersEndgame Trailer: 3.2M👍
4.Endgame Trailer2: 3M👍
5.#Master Teaser: 2.34M👍*(6 Days)
6.#Bigil Trailer: 2.34M👍
It is to be noted that the Master teaser was recently declared to be the most-liked Indian teaser to date, while it also propelled the Sun TV YouTube channel into crossing 10 million (1 crore) subscribers. The 1 minute and 30 seconds Master teaser is still continuing to go strong in its viewership, with the explosive visual promo treat crossing over 36 million views, with more than 300K comments. The numbers only keep getting higher as the teaser has impressed all fans, with many of them watching it on a loop and repeat mode.
Initially planned to hit screens earlier this year on April 9, Master was postponed in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Producer Xavier Britto and director Lokesh Kanagaraj have stated that the film will be coming out only in theatres, while reiterating that it is the way for it to be watched. As of now, no specific release date has been announced for Master, with many speculating it to be a Pongal 2021 release. The makers have stated in the past that they will arrive at a decision on releasing the film after looking at the coronavirus pandemic situation. Touted to be a high-octane mass action film, Master also includes Malavika Mohanan as the female lead, followed by Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Arjun Das, Andrea Jeremiah, Gouri Kishan, Master Mahendran, KPY Dheena, Ramya Subramanian, Azhagam Perumal among others forming the supporting cast.
KKR cricketer Varun Chakravarthy's fanboy moment with Thalapathy Vijay | Master
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 07:00 PM
Admiration and adulation isn't restricted to the common man and has been seen over the years as personalities from various walks of life show their love for their favorite stars in the entertainment industry. Likewise, 'Thalapathy' Vijay who enjoys a massive fan following in South India and is also one of the biggest stars in the country, had his name trending in several parts around the world after the release of his Master teaser this Diwali. Among the many who have expressed their unparalleled love for Vijay, Tamil Nadu cricketer and Kolkata Knight Riders player Varun Chakravarthy carries special love for the superstar in his heart.
Varun Chakravarthy, who impressed cricket fans around the country in IPL 2020, especially in the match against the Delhi Capitals team where he picked up five wickets, has now shared a picture of his first-time meeting with 'Thalapathy' Vijay. The up-and-coming cricketer posted the picture of his meeting in which both of them are seen fist-bumping each other, similar to how the Master teaser ends where Vijay and 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi clash. He had not long back in an interview mentioned that he would like to meet Vijay someday and his wish has now finally come true along with a million dollar picture that he will cherish throughout his lifetime. Varun, who also sports a tattoo of Vijay's logo from the movie Thalaivaa, was selected for the T20 squad for India's tour to Australia, but was forced to drop out due to injury. Check out the new trending picture below:
As for 'Thalapathy' Vijay, his Master, initially announced for an April 9 worldwide release, had to be indefinitely postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with producer Xavier Britto and director Lokesh Kanagaraj asserting a while back that the film will only be coming out in theatres and not directly on any OTT platform. The thunderous response to the Master teaser alone has shown the level of expectations and the excitement the film is carrying, which will only go higher once it nears its theatrical release. Apart from Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi, Master also featuring chart-buster music by Anirudh Ravichander, includes Malavika Mohanan playing the role of the female lead, with Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Arjun Das, Andrea Jeremiah, Gouri Kishan, Master Mahendran, KPY Dheena, Ramya Subramanian, Azhagam Perumal among others in the supporting cast.
Latest official update on Arun Vijay - Vijay Antony's multistarrer! Big task completed!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 12:46 PM
Agni Siragugal is an upcoming Tamil multistarrer film that features Arun Vijay and Vijay Antony as the lead heroes. The film features Akshara Haasan as the female lead and her character is called Viji. Arun Vijay and Vijay Antony's characters are known to be Ranjith and Seenu respectively. Prakash Raj, Nassar, JSK Sathish Kumar, Raima Sen, and Sendrayan form the supporting cast. This stylish action thriller is directed by Naveen M who made an impressive debut with Moodar Koodam. The film is produced by veteran producer T Siva under the banner of Amma Creations. Agni Siragugal has music scored by Natarajan Sankaran, cinematography by KA Batcha, and editing by Kripakaran Purushothaman.
The latest official update is that the shooting of the film is completely wrapped up and the makers will shift focus towards the post production works. The update was shared by the makers, last night, through a specially designed poster. The last schedule of Agni Siragugal happened in Kolkata with Vijay Antony, Akshara Haasan, and Raima Sen and the shoot happened as per the Covid 19 protocols. It has been quite a long journey for director Naveen and team and this update comes as an exciting development.
The film has been shot on a grand scale since its story travels through several places. Agni Siragugal is said to have a lot of high intense action sequences and it is going to be interesting to see Vijay Antony and Arun Vijay perform those stunts. We have seen Arun Vijay in high octane action movies, but it is going to be fresher to see Vijay Antony in such a movie and we hope it will be a memorable outing for him.
Apart from Agni Siragugal, Arun Vijay has films like Sinam, Boxer, AV 31 (directed by Arivazhagan), and these films are in different stages of production. Similarly, Vijay Antony has various exciting projects in the pipeline and it includes Thamezharasan, Khakhi, Kodiyil Oruvan, Pichaikkaran 2, etc. Director Naveen has already completed the filming of his second directorial - Alaudhinin Arputha Camera which features himself and Kayal Anandhi in the lead roles. Produced by Naveen under the banner White Shadows Productions, Alaudhinin Arputha Camera has been majorly shot in foreign countries including Switzerland, Germany, Croatia and other places. The film is waiting for a proper theatrical release and further updates are awaited.
For now, check out the latest update of Agni Siragugal here:
#AgniSiragugal Shoot Wrapped up.@NaveenFilmmaker @arunvijayno1 @vijayantony @Iaksharahaasan @TSivaAmma @JSKfilmcorp @KA_Batcha @pjaijo @raimasen @Natarajanmusic @DoneChannel1 @CtcMediaboy pic.twitter.com/IxESeQ5XBI— Done Channel (@DoneChannel1) November 16, 2020
This Vijay TV star hints about his Bigg Boss 4 Entry - "Expect the Unexpected"
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 01:13 PM
The fourth season of Bigg Boss Tamil is off to a good start, but the last few episodes have unfortunately failed to engage the audience. The mixed response is evident on social media and the fans have been expressing their opinions about the show on Twitter and other forums. The house of Bigg Boss currently has 15 contestants including Rio Raj, Ramya Pandian, Sanam Shetty, Shivani Narayanan, Aajeedh, Gabriella, Aranthangi Nisha, Jithan Ramesh, Som Shekar, Balaji Murugadoss, Aari, Anitha Sampath, Samyuktha, VJ Archana and RJ Suchi. Marking the festive occasion of Diwali, it has been already announced that there will be no eviction this week.
This season witnessed two wildcard contestants in the form of Archana and Suchi and it looks like the list is not going to end. Yes! As widely speculated by many, popular Tamil television serial actor Azeem is most likely to enter the Bigg Boss house soon as the third wildcard contestant. Azeem in his latest Instagram post, gave the fans a hint about his Bigg Boss entry. Azeem took to his Instagram page to clarify that he is not available on Facebook and warned his fans not to be misguided by any fake profiles. He also requested his near and dear ones to stay careful from such fake Facebook profiles. Towards the end of the clarification post, Azeem wrote, 'Expect the Unexpected' and added an 'eye' emoji, indirectly hinting about his Bigg Boss entry.
Azeem's Insta note read, "Hello My Dear Fans & Friends!! Hope yu all are doing Good Thanks for all the Unconditional love & Support where im truely blessed & Overwhelmed. As I alrdy enclosed it many times I DONT HAVE FACEBOOK. But still I can see people gets cheated by fake accounts which is under my name. I Request all my Fans & Friends to Spread this news from people gets cheated from the FAKE PROFILES IN FACEBOOK. Kindly take this as a Serious Note & Report that profile & Stay away fr Spammers. Love yu all & Stay Blessed. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED, SOON. Love AZEEM".
This post has already gone viral on social media and the fans are excited to see him on the show soon. Azeem is known for acting in notable Tamil serials like Pagal Nilavu and Kadai Kutty Singam. Shivani who is currently inside the Bigg Boss house has already acted alongside Azeem in Pagal Nilavu and the duo played a romantic pair in the serial. The fans are now eager to see how Shivani would react to Azeem's entry inside the Bigg Boss house. The first three seasons of Bigg Boss Tamil have had one or maximum two wildcard entrants, but this season seems to be different. We may even expect double evictions in one of the upcoming weeks as the number of contestants have not reduced much. For now, check out the screenshot of Azeem's Instagram post below:
OFFICIAL: Thalapathy Vijay's Master teaser to release on November 14 | Vijay Sethupathi
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 06:00 PM
A film that was scheduled to hit screens on April 9 earlier this year, 'Thalapathy' Vijay's Master’s release has since been put on hold by Xavier Britto’s XB Film Creators, in view of the coronavirus pandemic crisis. Master had its audio launched on March 15 amidst much fanfare and celebration, with speculations thereafter that the upcoming Lokesh Kanagaraj directorial could make its way to screen as a Diwali treat. However, that was not to be as the makers had sometime back issued a statement that they would look at the coronavirus situation before taking a call on Master's release plans.
Promotions were being carried out at an aggressive pace by XB Film Creators right up until the COVID-19 outbreak, with lyric videos for the songs, including stills and posters from the film being released on a frequent basis.The makers had also unveiled a special poster from Master on the occasion of Vijay's birthday, while also releasing the 'Quit Pannuda' song lyric video on composer Anirudh Ravichander's birthday last month. The hype surrounding Master has not dimmed down in spite of the coronavirus crisis as the songs in the film's album still continue to top the charts.
Master, which will see Vijay facing off 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi, who is the antagonist, has been a film fans have been craving to watch in theatres. With the film's release plan still unknown, thousands have been requesting the makers to release the teaser for the film for a long time. In that light, XB Film Creators have finally answered their prayers by announcing that the highly-anticipated Master teaser will be released on November 14 at 6 PM on the Sun TV YouTube channel as a Diwali bonanza treat. This massive announcement will surely come as delightful news for both 'Thalapathy' Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi's fans, who will now get to celebrate the Festival of Lights in a grand manner.
Touted to be an mass masala action thriller, producer Xavier Britto and director Lokesh Kanagaraj have asserted that Master will only be released in theatres and stated that it is the only way the film ought to be seen. Master will also include Malavika Mohanan as the female lead, followed by Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Arjun Das, Andrea Jeremiah, Gouri Kishan, Master Mahendran, KPY Dheena, Ramya Subramanian, Azhagam Perumal among others forming the supporting cast.
OFFICIAL: Thalapathy Vijay's new big decision for Vijay Makkal Iyakkam
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 11:10 AM
'Thalapathy' Vijay has been a box office winner for several years for many producers and filmmakers having delivered numerous blockbusters on a consistent basis. Currently one of the biggest superstars in the country, Vijay's popularity has been scaling upwards in South India for many years in his more than three decade old career. Having said that, the actor has been a subject of debate for a while now among fans, celebrities, including many political analysts in regard to his entry in politics. Last week, news emerged that the Vijay Makkal Iyakkam had been registered as a political party under the name of All India Thalapathy Makkal Iyakkam with the Election Commission of India.
Soon after, Vijay's father, veteran director S. A. Chandrasekhar said in a statement that the political party was started by him, while informing fans and followers that his son had not initiated it. SAC had stated that he had decided to make his political entry keeping in mind the interests of the members of the Vijay Makkal Iyakkam. Later, Vijay in an official press release said that his fans association has no connection with the political party flagged off by his father, while also asking his followers not to join SAC's political party. He further informed fans that strict action would be taken against those who use his name or picture for any political proceedings.
Having said that, Vijay had earlier this week on Tuesday held a meeting with the district secretaries of his Vijay Makkal Iyakkam at his Pannaiyur residence on the outskirts of Chennai. There was a lot of discussion among fans as to what the meeting could be about, with many waiting for a statement from the superstar. Now, Bussy Anand, the in-charge of the Vijay Makkal Iyakkam has taken to his Twitter page to post a list of new administrators appointed by Vijay himself across Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, including other countries such as Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Bahrain, USA, Mexico, Germany and Australia.
Vijay has further in his statement also requested all administrators to further strengthen the Vijay Makkal Iyakkam's welfare activities, while also informing them that the organization's name and his picture should be used only after obtaining appropriate permission beforehand. Below is Vijay's statement and the list of the new Vijay Makkal Iyakkam administrators:
— Bussy Anand (@BussyAnand) November 11, 2020
— Bussy Anand (@BussyAnand) November 11, 2020
— Bussy Anand (@BussyAnand) November 11, 2020
Thalapathy Vijay holds sudden meeting with Vijay Makkal Iyakkam district secretaries
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 01:16 PM
One of the biggest superstars in the country, 'Thalapathy' Vijay has emerged to be the top-ranking actor in South India in recent years, with his popularity continuing to skyrocket each day. A safe bet for many producers and filmmakers, Vijay, who has been a part of the Tamil film industry for more than three decades, has been a subject of debate over the years in regard to his entry into politics among fans, celebrities, personalities from all walks of life, including many political analysts. Last week, both Vijay and his fans were in for a surprise when the media reported the actor had registered the name of his political party with the Election Commission of India. The news spread like wildfire in quick time as fans were informed that Vijay's Makkal Iyakkam had been registered as a political party under the name of All India Thalapathy Makkal Iyakkam.
Soon after, Vijay's father, veteran director S. A. Chandrasekhar issued a statement that the political party was started by him, while adding that his son had not initiated it. SAC had stated that he had decided to take the plunge in politics with his own political party keeping in mind the interests of the members of the Vijay Makkal Iyakkam. Vijay had later in an official press release said that he was unaware of any such developments and informed that his fans association has no connection with the political party flagged off by his father. He further asked his fans not to join SAC's political party, while informing all that he would take appropriate strict action against those who use his name or picture for any political proceedings.
Having said that, Vijay is reportedly holding a meeting today (November 10) with the district secretaries of his Vijay Makkal Iyakkam at his Pannaiyur residence on the outskirts of Chennai. It is being stated that the meeting is being held with around 50 of the 200 district secretaries who manage operations of the Vijay Makkal Iyakkam across Tamil Nadu. It is to be noted that this is the second occasion the actor is hosting a meeting for members and office-bearers of his fans association after he met a few from Trichy, Madurai and the Kanyakumari districts in the fans and welfare organization last month. Although not much is known at this point as to what is being discussed in the ongoing meeting, fans will be expecting a word from the actor on the recent developments that involved his father S. A. Chandrasekhar’s newly-launched political party.
Breaking: Thalapathy Vijay clarifies that he has nothing to do with his father's political party!
By MKV | Galatta | 08:01 PM
As the state of Tamil Nadu is gearing up to witness the Assembly Elections in 2021, the political parties are also planning their alliances and election strategies. A couple of days back, the ruling AIADMK party quashed all speculations over their Chief Minister candidate and announced the incumbent CM Edappadi K Palaniswami as their CM candidate. Just 2 days back, Kamal Haasan had also held an important meeting with the top members of his party, regarding the upcoming elections. Superstar Rajinikanth had also made an announcement regarding his political party, recently. However, today evening saw some huge political ripples being created in the TN political circles. There was an announcement in the media that Thalapathy Vijay had started a political party and had even registered it with the Election Commission!
The news began spreading like wildfire and almost instantly became the talk of the town and also began trending on social media. However, even Vijay's fans were left in disbelief, as this came as a sudden shock to them. The news also informed that Vijay's Makkal Iyakkam had been registered as a Political party under the name of All India Thalapathy Makkal Iyakkam. Top political leaders had also responded to this development and the TN CM EPS also commented that Vijay had all the rights to start a political party as India is a democratic country and anybody could do it. While everybody were still trying to digest this news, Vijay's father - veteran director, producer and actor SA Chandrasekar issued a statement that this political party was in fact started by him and that Vijay had not initiated it. He went on to clarify that he had started the party in the interest of the members of Vijay Makkal Iyakkam and that it was his own initiative. SAC also mentioned that only Vijay can answer if he would become a part of this political party in the future.
Shortly after this drama began unfolding, Thalapathy Vijay issued an official statement to clear the air and explain his stance on the whole issue! Vijay's statement mentioned that he had come to know about the political party started by his father, only through the media reports. He also clarified to his fans and the public, that he has no link to the party directly or indirectly. Vijay's statement also went on to state that any activities of his father's political party in the future also, would not influence or impact him in any way. He went on to dissuade his fans from joining the party or working for it, just because his father had started it and reiterated that he and his fans & members of Vijay Makkal Iyakkam had nothing to do with the political party started by his father. The statement also went on to warn anybody of misusing his name, photo or the name of the All India Thalapathy Vijay Makkal Iyakkam and mentioned that strict action would be taken in such instances.
Check out Vijay's statement here:
Kaaki Sattai actor Vijay Raaz arrested on charges of molesting film crew member
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 12:31 PM
In a shocking incident, popular Bollywood actor Vijay Raaz was arrested on Tuesday on charges of molestation after a complaint was filed by a crew member of an upcoming Hindi film titled Sherni. Currently being short in the jungles of Balaghat, about 40 km away from Madhya Pradesh, the female crew member alleged that Raaz had molested her, with the Gondia Police in Maharashtra then making the arrest.
The Gondia Additional Superintendent of Police Atul Kulkarni in a statement told that the woman had filed a complaint on Monday night stating she was molested by Vijay Raaz during his stay in a hotel where the Sherni crew was also lodged. Elaborating on the arrest, the Gondia Police said that Raaz was arrested after collecting the evidence of the incident against him. Eye-witnesses from the film crew too had spoken to the police about the actor's advances towards the female crew member. A local court later granted Raaz conditional bail.
Sherni, in which Vijay Raaz has been cast in a vital supporting role, reportedly is based on the story of Pandharkawada 'problem tigress' T1, nicknamed Avni, which got shot down on November 2, 2018. Touted to be a thriller, the film has National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan in the lead role, who is playing a divisional forest officer handling the operation to catch Avni. According to reports, Vidya Balan too is taking part in the Sherni shoot at Gondia.
Vijay Raaz is known among Tamil cinema fans for starring in the Hindi version of 'Ulaganayagan' Kamal Haasan's 2005 film, Mumbai Xpress. He subsequently made a big impression more than 10 years later as the villain in Sivakarthikeyan's 2015 hit action film, Kaaki Sattai, directed by Ethir Neechal, Kodi and Pattas fame R. S. Durai Senthilkumar. Raaz has established himself as a strong acting talent in Bollywood over the years after making his debut in 1999 in the film Bhopal Express. He subsequently starred in notable films such as Jungle, Monsoon Wedding, Company, Run, Yuva, Raghu Romeo, Delhi 6, Delhi Belly, Dishoom, Kaalakaandi, Gully Boy, Dream Girl, including Gulabo Sitabo and Lootcase, earlier this year.
Singer Vijay Yesudas meets with an accident - escapes unhurt | Breaking Details here
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 03:44 PM
According to the latest reports, popular singer and actor Vijay Yesudas met with an accident on Monday night. Fortunately, Vijay escaped unhurt. Vijay Yesudas, along with his friend, was traveling towards Kochi from Trivandrum, and around 11.30 PM in the night (November 2), their car rammed into another car at the highway in Thuravoor in the district of Alappuzha. As per the reports, the other car entered the National Highway from Thaikkattussery Road and collided with Vijay Yesudas' car. The front part of both the cars was severely damaged and the pictures from the accident spot are now doing the rounds on social media.
No one was injured and it has been clarified that everyone is hale and healthy. Popular writer and director John Mahendran (of Sachein fame) took to his Twitter page to express his relief about Vijay Yesudas' safety. He tweeted, "@IAMVIJAYYESUDAS Glad, you are safe Vijay,". The damaged vehicles were later removed from the spot. Police officials from Kuthiyathode Police Station arrived at the spot after hearing about the incident and sorted things out. More details regarding the accident are awaited. Vijay is also yet to share a statement regarding the same.
Vijay Yesudas was recently seen in the wedding event of actress Mrudula Murali who got married to her longtime beau, Nitin Vijay. A few weeks before, Vijay Yesudas made it to the headlines after he announced his retirement from playback singing in the Malayalam industry. He stated that the singers in the Malayalam cinema industry do not receive proper recognition. Vijay Yesudas is the son of legendary singer, KJ Yesudas and he made his debut as a singer with the Malayalam film, Millennium Stars. Vijay Yesudas has sung several songs in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Telugu.
He made his silver screen debut in Tamil cinema as an actor with Dhanush's Maari, in which he played the role of an antagonist. Following that, Vijay acted in the Tamil film, Padaiveeran in which he was the main protagonist.