Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rajini sends his condolences on Thackeray's passing away

"Sri Bala Saab was a great leader and a father figure to many, including me", Superstar Rajinikanth has stated in his condolences messages on passing away of the Shivasena leader Bal Thackeray in a Mumbai Hospital on Saturday.
In his letter, he has conveyed his condolences to all Thackeray's family members and followers throughout the world and has prayed that 'His soul may rest in peace'.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


By, N.Thyagarajan

Director Venkat Prabhu who is the son of Music director Ganghei Amaren, is directing 'BIRIYANI'. Very recently the a short-schedule of the shootings of the film was completed in Chennai. Now the production company has plans to shoot some of the scenes of the film in Ambur, where it is famous for Biriyani being prepared by our Moslem brothers. The film  starring Karthi, Hansika and Premji Amaren, have planned to shoot in Ambur and Pondicherry in a upcoming months to complete the whole film in a nice manner. But karthi is already busy with the schedules of Alex Pandian with Anushka Shetty opposite him.

Obviously, Director Venkat Prabhu's cousin brother Music director Yuvan Shankar Raja's music gonna rock in this film. But 'Biriyani' is the 100th film for Yuvan. BIRIYANI is expected to be a comedy entertainer, like other movies of the Director. So, it will be a good and delightful diet for the audiences. Mankatha gave a blockbuster hit in cinemas which was directed by Venkat Prabhu. So, we can expect more hit than other films of the director in his upcoming Biriyani.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


By, N.Thyagarajan

Debutant director Lakshmy Ramakrishnan can be proud of her maiden venture Aarohanam which slowly but beautifully unfolds and reaches its crescendo in the climax.
The film features a strong, spirited woman Nirmala and tackles domestic issues with sensitivity. In an author backed role, Viji Chandrasekhar (actress Sarita’s younger sister and a look alike) steals the show as she is the pivot around which the film revolves.

The way Lakshmy Ramakrishnan has tackled the issue of loneliness leading to mental depression among women without being loud and sentimental is what makes the film stand out. Remember a lot of recent movies have portrayed mental illness and bipolar disorder in a crude playing to the gallery manner.

The story is straightforward and to the point. There is a ‘Aarohanam’ , a crescendo in the central character Nirmala’s life. Nirmala (Viji Chandrasekhar) is a lower middle class vegetable vendor in Mylapore. She suffers from bipolar disorder from childhood and is on the breaking point after her husband (Marimuthu) left her for another woman.

One day her school going son Senthil (Veeresh) and her daughter (Jai Quehini) whose marriage is a few days away find her missing! The 17-year-old Senthil and his sister's search for their missing mother forms the rest of the story.

Lakshmy Ramakrishnan has based the film on a series of events that take place on a single day. It is narrated crisply in 90 minutes keeping Nirmala as the central character around which the story and situations revolve.

The director has been able to bring in the supporting characters like estranged husband, two rich society ladies (Uma Padmanabhan and Rajee Vijaysarathy), a drunken MLA (Jayaprakash) and his PA (Kavithalaya Krishnan) and a fun loving psychiatrist (Sampath) and wove the story around them.

Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, made this film with a neat message. The power of the film is her simple writing and perfect casting. Add to that K’s music especially club songThappaattam... which is peppy and well picturised along with a moving background score.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012


The delightful news is that Lakshmi Rai is teaming up with Arjun Starrer which is a bilingual in Tamil and Telugu. Though the title of the films has not been decided yet, director Kodi Ramakrishnan, known for his socio-fantasy and women oriented films like Arundhati and Amman to name a few, is at the helm of affairs.
The pooja for the film took place very recently at the Chennai AVM Studios with the participation of several celebrities from the film world and political areana. Actress Roja and R.B.Choudhary among others graced the occasion.