‘Kochadaiyaan’ teaser to be released Sep 9


The first teaser of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil period-drama “Kochadaiyaan” will be released on the festive occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi Sep 9, announced the director of the film Soundarya Ashwin.

“(I’m) excited to announce ‘Kochadaiyaan’ teaser will release this September 9,” posted Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya on her Twitter page.

The film will feature Rajinikanth in dual role, while Sarath Kumar, Shobana, Aadi Pinisetty and Nassar will be seen in important roles.

Also starring Deepika Padukone and Jackie Shroff, “Kochadaiyaan” is touted to be India’s first motion capture technology film being made along the lines of Hollywood films like “Avatar” and “Tin Tin”.

Reportedly being made on a budget of over Rs.100 crore, “Kochadaiyaan” is jointly produced by Eros International and Media One Global Entertainment.

The film will be dubbed in Telugu as “Vikrama Simha”. It will also dubbed in Hindi, Malayalam and foreign languages such as Japanese, Italian and Spanish.

Sarath Kumar supports Vijay for Thalaivaa


Nadigar Sangam president, Sarath Kumar has extended his support to Vijay and team who are struggling hard to release their Thalaivaa also in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Reportedly actress Radhika Sarathkumar has tweeted about this, “Is being silent and active right? Or being loud and inactive right? To Vijays fans, Sarath sir working with him frm day 1, for a solution.”

Starred by Vijay and Amala Paul, Thalaivaa is directed by AL Vijay. Tamilians are eagerly waiting to see their Ilayathalapathy on screens while the audiences from other parts of the world are giving good reviews.

Produced by Mishri Productions and distributed by Vendhar Movies, Thalaivaa makers are awaiting for the appointment of Jayalalitha, TN CM.

STR throws birthday bash for Dhanush

Simbu aka STR seems bonding big time with Dhanush these days, after they have shelved their previous issues at the time of SIIMA awards in Dubai. Latest is Silambarasan has arranged a party yesterday night, to celebrate the birthday of Dhanush falling today.

The party has been organized by STR, who was busy juggling between his upcoming movies Vaalu, Vettai Mannan, Podaa Podi and his Manmadhan 2 that is in pre-production works. Close friends of Simbu and Dhanush were present in the bash.

Wishing Dhanush on his birthday and thanking for the bash Premgie Amaren said, “Happy birthday to Dhanush thanks to STR for an amazing party.” Radhika Sarath Kumar, Premgie, Tamanna, Sarath Kumar, STR, Amala Paul, Anirudh Ravichander, Dhanush, Aishwarya Dhanush, Vetrimaaran, Parvathy, Santhanam et al has graced the celebration and made Dhanush cut his birthday cake at 12 in the night.

Sarath Kumar replaces Mohanlal!

Sarath Kumar has replaced Mohanlal in PT Kunju Muhammed’s historical Veera Putran, which has Narain in the lead.

Mohanlal himself had said that he will be doing a cameo role of a historian and educationalist in the film.

It seems Mohanlal after agreeing to do the cameo backed out, as films he had done as “special appearance” has not worked at the box-office.

Veera Putran has Narain playing renowned freedom fighter Abdul Rehman Sahib. Raima Sen is the heroine.

The entire shoot of the film will be over once Sarath Kumar completes his five day shoot.

The Metro becomes Kaval Thurai in Tamil

Cashing in on the recent political success of Sarath Kumar in becoming an MLA, one of his films in Malayalam is getting dubbed into Tamil!

Sarath’s The Metro originally made in Malayalam is getting dubbed into Tamil as Kaval Thurai.

The film produced by Malayalam star Dileep under his Grand Productions was released in January 2011 and was lukewarm at the box-office.

In Kaval Thurai directed by Bipin Prabhakar, Sarath Kumar plays a tough no-nonsense cop.

It is an anthology film based on three separate incidents that take place in Kochi.

The film also has Bhavana and Malayalam actors in supporting roles.

Arya in a pickle

Arya was recently in Dubai at a function organized by a Malayalam channel.

At the function, Arya made some humorous references to why he was successful in Tamil cinema.

Later FEFSI Chief VC Guhanathan, during an audio launch, made a scathing attack against Arya without referring to him by name and said that “the actor had belittled the Tamil film industry. He had said that acting in Tamil films is very easy and requires less hard work but it is not so in Kerala as only people with talent can flourish there.”

However the actors body- The Nadigar Sangam condemned VC Guhanathan for making such irresponsible speech against an actor who strives for the welfare of Tamil film industry. A letter was issued jointly by Nadigar Sangam honchos Sarath Kumar, Radha Ravi and Vagai Chandrasekar, condemning the FEFSI chief.

FEFSI has stated that the issue has been blown out of proportion by the Nadigar Sangam and censured VC Guhanathan even after he had said that the statement was made not as the FEFSI Chief but as a Tamilian.