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Dhanush grabs International attention
Visaaranai, the upcoming thriller drama, written and directed by Vetrimaaran, will have its premiere in the competitive section of the upcoming 72nd Venice International Film Festival. Even before the release, the film has bagged a rare honour by becoming the first Tamil feature film to have its premiere in the Orizzonti competitive section. Produced under his highly successful banner Wunderbar Films, Dhanush has expressed his excitement over this achievement on his twitter page, writing:“#Visaaranai 2 premier at d 72nd Venice international film festival n Orizzonti competitive category. Proud Wunderbar films. In the 72 years history of Venice film festival #Visaaranai is the first Tamil feature to enter in a competitive category.” The film has Attakathi Dinesh, Anandhi and Murugadoss of Aadukalam fame in the leading roles. Galatta team congratulates Visaaranai team on this achievement and hopes they bring home further laurels.
Three flavours of cinema at theatres today
Tamil movie buffs will have three very different movies to enjoy this weekend. The first being Jayam Ravi's comedy entertainer
Sakalakala Vallavan Appatakkar
, directed by Suraaj, known for his comedy flicks. In fact, the fun trailers and wonderful chemistry between comedian Soori and Jayam Ravi promise to make the movie a comedy treat. The film also has veteran comedian Vivekh playing a pivotal role. It is also interesting that Trisha and Anjali are playing the female leads, who also contribute to the humour in the movie. On the other hand, director A. L.Vijay has experimented with a genre new to him: romantic.comedy. Titled
Idhu Enna Maayam
, the film is a romcom with Vikram Prabhu and Keerthi Suresh in the lead roles. Unlike his previous ventures, Idhu Enna Maayam is said to be a very different film for the director and for his main lead, Vikram Prabhu. The third release for the day is Vijay Sethupathi's
, where the actor appears in the role of an old man. Directed by director-cinematographer-editor Biju Viswanath, the movie has already raised expectations over its unique story, which revolves around 4 characters. All the three movies promise to present a very different experience to the audience. To know the verdict on these movies, stay tuned to Galatta.com.
Sakalakala Vallavan releases today
While Jayam Ravi's
is gearing up for a 50th day celebration, his next comedy entertainer
Sakalakala Vallavan Appatakkar
is releasing today. The film which caught the attention of many with its title change from Appatakkar, features Jayam Ravi, Trisha and Anjali in the lead roles. Written and directed by Suraaj of
fame, the film has an interesting line-up of supporting actors that includes Soori, Prabhu, Vivek, Ashvin Raja, Naan Kadavul Rajender and many others. The star-studded music album composed by S. Thaman has already become a huge hit. The film has been given a 'U" certificate. Having impressed all the Censor Board Officials, it promises to be a clean entertainer. Galatta team wishes the Sakalakala Vallavan Appatakkar team all success for their film.
Sivakarthikeyan rushes to Paravai Muniyamma's aid
Looks like good fortune is shining on Paravai Muniyamma at last. News of her being ill and low on finances has become the talk of the town. The 70 year folk singer is being showered with donations from many celebrities. Starting with actor Vishal, the number of helping hands for the ailing artiste has been increasing every hour. Followed by Vishal's kind gesture, Nadigar Sangam President Sarath Kumar and
actor Dhanush have each donated a huge sum towards her treatment. The recent celebrity who has come forward to help the singer is the young star Sivakarthikeyan. Reportedly, the actor who heard the news rushed to Madurai to visit Muniyamma at the hospital and enquired about her well being. It must be noted that her last appearance was in Sivakarthikeyan's super hit film
. The donations pouring in from various quarters will not only help her to come out of financial crisis, but also will be a huge support to take care of her mentally challenged son.
After Vishal, now it is Dhanush!
Actor Vishal lent a helping hand to the bed ridden Paravai Muniyamma who has been admitted at a hospital for the past few months. The news about his good deed spread like forest fire on the internet and all mass media, attracting other celebrities as well. The latest we hear is that now Dhanush has donated a sum of 5 lakhs for the medical care of the popular folk singer. It is a delight to see these silver screen heroes turning out to be heroes in their real life as well.
Sivakarthikeyan attends Dr. Kalam's funeral
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's death shook the entire Nation and social networking sites have been flooded with condolence messages from people across the globe. While celebrities of India poured their grief on social networking sites, very few of them actually attended the funeral of the great man. Few actors from the Kollywood industry flew to Rameshwaram to pay respect to the 'missile man'. One among the few was the young Kollywood star Sivakarthikeyan, who flew to Rameshwaram today. The actor tweeted about the visit on his twitter page, writing: "In Rameshwaram..Paid my last respect to Abdul Kalam Sir.." Meanwhile, actor turned politician Vijayakanth, veteran actor and comedian Vivek and Dhamu are the other celebrities, who also bid a tearful adieu to the ex Indian President, who always wished to be remembered as a TEACHER.
Idhu Enna Maayam from tomorrow!
Idhu Enna Maayam
, starring Vikram Prabhu and Keerthy Suresh in the lead is all set to hit silver screens tomorrow. The romantic comedy directed by A. L. Vijay comprises of five songs composed by G. V. Prakash. The director who has been associated with big stars like Vikram, Vijay, Arya and Anushka Shetty, is now working with Vikram Prabhu for the first time. The fun filled drama is jointly produced by Sarath Kumar and Radikaa in collaboration with Listin Stephen's Magic Frames Entertainment. Let's wait and watch the actor as he dabbles with a lighthearted romantic flick.
Kamal Haasan adopts Ajith''s style
The action thriller
, directed by Rajesh M. Selva features Kamal Haasan and Trisha in the lead roles. Veteran actor Prakash Raj, Kishore and Asha Sarath form the supporting cast. There is a buzz that the film is the remake of French blockbuster Sleepless Nights and the total budget of the film is a whopping amount of rupees 30 Crores. The film is a bilingual being simultaneously shot in Tamil and Telugu. The Telugu title of the film is Cheekati Rajyam. It looks like Padmashri Dr. Kamal Haasan is sporting a salt and pepper look in his upcoming thriller
. Even though the actor has played mature roles during his young age, it must be noted that it is the first time Kamal is doing a salt and pepper role which is close to his actual age. One cannot forget Thala Ajith sporting that look in a couple of his recent movies and he was widely accepted by the audience for it. And now another dashing star is trying it out!
What is special about Puli's audio launch date?
As we all know Vijay starrer
's audio is to be launched with an extravagant show on August 2nd. The date turns out to be very special not only to Vijay fans but also to the man behind the mesmerizing songs of the film, Devi Sri Prasad. Do you know why? Devi Sri Prasad will be celebrating his 36th birthday on the very same day! As DSP's birthday coincides with the audio launch of his beautiful songs in
, it is indeed going to be a very special day for the music composer. The Yendi Yendi promo song has already created huge hype amidst the audience. In fact, the whole team of
is all praise for the composer for his lovely compositions for the film. It may be recalled that DSP had a grand birthday celebration on his tour abroad last year. And this year, the young musician will be at the grand launch of
for his birthday. What better way to celebrate than by doing what one truly loves!
Kamal Haasan's ode to Dr' Kalam
Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan, who deeply mourns the loss of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam has written a condolence message in verse. The Missile Man of India suffered a massive cardiac arrest and collapsed on the stage while addressing the students of IIM Shillong on 27 th of July. The following is Kamal's poem dedicated to the great man:
Rajinikanth pays homage to the Missile Man!
Superstar Rajinikanth has proved his stardom on twitter as well with more than 2 million followers even though he rarely tweets. However, following the demise of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam he chose to tweet his words of condolence . The following was his tweet addressing Dr.Kalam: "I did not have the privilege of seeing our mahatma Gandhiji, Kamaraj or Barathiyaar but was blessed enough to live admist mahatma Kalam ji. From humble beginnings Abdul Kalam ji rose to great heights but continued to live humble and simple. He lived to inspire millions of people. He endeared himself to the student community motivating them at all levels. God has embraced him silently with love. May his soul rest in peace"
Mahesh Babu flying to Chennai for Vijay!
Tollywood's prince Mahesh Babu will be in Chennai this weekend for the promotion of his upcoming film
which is expected to hit silver screens on August 7. His wife Namratha has also stepped in to handle the promotional plans of the film and is said to have a massive audio launch for the same in its Tamil version titled as Selvandhan. It must be noted that the actor had pushed the release of
from July to August to allow the solo release of
. The actor will be here in Chennai not only to promote his own film but also to attend the highly anticipated grand audio launch of Ilayathalapathy Vijay's
. The film's star studded audio launch has been scheduled for August 2nd and is likely to be held in a grand backdrop on ECR. Stay tuned with Galatta.com for more updates on the movie.
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