Sunday, February 27, 2011

Vijay & Vishal movies Clash in Andhra on March 5

In Kollywood the young heroes are very good friends so much so they amicably decide on the release dates of their films, even if it requires change of dates. But their dictates are hijacked by the producers when their films are set for release in Andhra.
Vishal and Vijay have huge following in Andhra Pradesh through their dubbed Tamil films. All their Tamil films are invariably dubbed in Telugu unless the Tamil film happens to be a remake of a Telugu film.
Come this March, Vijay and Vishal will take the box office stage on the same day. Vishal's 'Theeratha Vilaiyattu Pillai' and Vijay's 'Vettaikaaran' will be pitted against each other on March 5. 'Theeratha Vilaiyattu Pillai' as 'Khilladi' and 'Vettaikaaran' as 'Puli Vetta' are releasing on the same day in Andhra Pradesh.
What looks impossible in Kollywood is happening just like that in Tollywood.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jaya-Vijay starrer set to flop DMK poll show

Clinching an alliance with actor-turned-politician Vijayakanth’s DMDK is the best thing that could have happened to the AIADMK in the current political scenario. Now, AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa has made sure that the DMK faces a Herculean task in its bid to retain power in Tamil Nadu.

The alliance, which was fructified after two months of uncertainty, is the second unusual alliance for Jayalalithaa. The first time was in 1998 when, after the 1996 corruption charges and going into political hibernation, she had clinched a deal with the BJP. That alliance went on to win the Lok Sabha election and performed very well in Tamil Nadu.

This time too, following the 2G scam and the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu on the defensive, the AIADMK now has a formidable side and a united Opposition — AIADMK, DMDK, MDMK, CPI, CPI(M) and a host of minor parties, including the Dalit party Puthiya Tamizhagam.

Vijayakanth has, in the five years of DMDK’s existence, always claimed that the party’s alliance is “only with God and people”. But he has now sought an alliance on the ground that DMK Government had to be ousted. “We want to oust the DMK regime in Tamil Nadu. Therefore, we are with the AIADMK,” is what the DMDK presidium chairman and former AIADMK Minister Panruti S Ramachandran told the media after meeting the AIADMK election panel on Thursday. He also said that this was the aspiration of Vijayakanth, who wanted the entire Opposition to unite. A formal announcement is expected on Sunday by Jayalalithaa.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Vijay's PULI VETA (vettaikaran telugu dubbed) Released on March

Anushka Shetty and Vijay starrer Tamil blockbuster 'Vettaikaran' is releasing in Telugu as 'Puliveta'. This film will hit the screens in first week of March.
AVM produced this film in Tamil and Kalanidhi Maran presented it. It went on to collect Rs 70 crore in Tamilnadu market alone.
M V Gopalrao is distributing it in Telugu on his Jyothi Arts Banner. Jeeva, Srihari, Shayaji Shinde, Ghouse et al played key roles in this action thriller. Vijay Antony composed music for it. The dubbing work of this film is complete and it is ready to hit the screens.

Vijay Said Sri Lanka Should Be Wiped Off The World Map

Tamil Film Actor Ilayathalapathy Vijay said during a protest campaign held in Nagapattinam,Tamil Nadu  regarding Indo Sri Lanka Fishermen Issue that the Sri Lanka Should Be Wiped Off  the World Map if the Sri Lankan Navy continues attacking South  Indian Fishermen.
Tamil Nadu Actor's participation to the protest campaign marked his entry to the Politics and he accused the both Central and the Tamil Nadu State Governments not doing anything on the attacks against South Indian Fishermen.He further added that as he was raised on Tiger's Milk he will fight for the rights of Tamil People.

Earlier Actress turned Politician and former Tamil Nadu  Chief Minister Jayalaitha Jayaram too condemned attacks and the arrests against the South Indian Fishermen who illegally entered in to Sri Lankan Waters and urged the Central Government to warned Sri Lankan Leaders on the issue.

Although crossing over each others marine boundaries is not a new issue to both Sri Lankan and Indian Fishermen More and more Tamil Nadu Politicians got used to voice against Sri Lankan Navy attacks against Indian Fishermen as the State Assembly Elections are on the cards

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Vijay's Said "Telegram to CM & PM"

It was a time-tested strategy of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M Karunanidhi to send telegrams to New Delhi to press the Union government on various issues.
On Tuesday, Vijay, addressing a protest in Nagapattinam to condemn the killings of Tamil fishermen, urged his fans to send telegrams to Karunanidhi and also to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, over the issue.
Accusing the Centre and State governments of being mute spectators to indiscriminate attacks on fishermen, the ‘Ilaya Thalapathi’ said Tamils should come together whenever there is a problem to fellow Tamils.
Meanwhile, frenzied fans scrambled on to the stage and when the crowd got unmanageable, police used mild force to keep them away. Even Vijay got irked at one point of time and walked out of the stage. Later, office-bearers of his Makkal Iyakkam pacified the actor and brought him back to the stage.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Birthday celebrations in velayutham shooting spot

Saranya Mohan who plays an important role in Vijay's Velayudham celebrated her birthday recently on the sets of the movie. One of the heroines of the film, Hansika Motwani is said to have arranged a cake for her and the entire team joined to wish her. Hansika said that she is delighted having celebrated Saranya's birthday on the sets and that Saranya is a great actress and a very sweet girl. Velayudham, directed by 'Jeyam' Raja, stars Hansika Motwani and Genelia opposite to Vijay also has Saranya Mohan playing the role of Vijay's sister. Looks like the team is bonding really well with the celebrations and Hansika going on to say that one the best scenes in the film would be the one where she shares the screen with Saranya Mohan. We wish the actress a very Happy Birthday and lots of success.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Vijay’s career is going great Position

The saying ‘tough times don’t last for ever’ seems to come true as regards Ilaya Thalapathy Vijay’s profession. After facing many hiccoughs and speed bumps in his career in the recent times, Vijay is all set to raise like a phoenix with impressive projects in his kitty. If sources in the industry are to be believed, Vijay will be doing the role of Vandhiya Thevan in the historical project Ponniyin Selvan immortalized by Kalki Krishnamurthy to be directed by director Mani Ratnam. More details on the rest of the cast is awaited.
Beside this, Vijay will also be donning the role of Aamir Khan in Nanban, the Tamil remake of Three Idiots being directed by Shankar. Not only this, Vijay will soon be wrapping up Jeyam Raja’s Velayudham where he will be seen romancing Genelia and Hansika. This line up of exciting projects certainly reiterates that Vijay’s career is going great guns and here is wishing him all the best!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

'Nanban' Shankar goes to London!

Shankar knows how to be in news day in and day out to keep the publicity of his next film Nanban buzzing. Shortly after announcing a new addition to his cast (Raghava Lawrence), Shankar is flying to London along with musician Harris Jayaraj to compose songs for Nanban that are penned by Madhan Karky and Na. Muthukumar. Madhan's earlier association with Shankar was fruitful in Endhiran.

It's said that one song, written by Na. Muthukumar, has already been composed by Harris and the London trip is to concentrate on the rest of the songs for Nanban. More updates on Nanban follow soon.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Vijay First Step in Politics in Nagapatinam

Despite constantly denying any immediate plans to enter politics, Vijay seems to be taking baby steps eyeing a not-so-distant future in politics. Aides close to the actor aver that he will participate in the demonstration in Nagapattinam to be held on February 22, condemning the killing of Tamil fishermen by Srilankan Navy. The demonstration is expected to attract several of his fans and well-wishers.
In his film career front, Kaavalan has had a decent opening and reviews. He also has two promising projects; Velayudham directed by Jayam Raja and Shankar’s remake of Three Idiots, Nanban.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Genelia’s using her own voice in Velayutham

Vijay-starrer Velayudham will be Genelia’s first film in which she will dub using her own voice. This north Indian actress, who has starred in many Tamil films earlier, has never lent her voice till now. However, Genelia feels that she has gained enough experience and is confident that her voice and accent will be accepted by the Tamil audience now.
Velayudham also has Hansika Motwani, Saranya Mohan, Pasupathy and MS Bhaskar in important roles. The film is directed by Jayam Raja and Vijay Anthony is scoring the music. It is produced by Aascar Films V Ravichandran.

Velayutham - The Fast Mass Entertainer

Ilayathalapathy Vijay is in Pollachi shooting a song with heroine Hansika for M.Raja directed mass entertainer Velayudham, produced by Aascar Ravichandran.
The song is said to be a very peppy mass number and it is shot with dozens of dancers in the background and the lead team celebrating their happiness.
Velayudham songs are being tuned by music director Vijay Antony. Velayudham is said to be a fast paced mass entertainer with all essential Vijay elements. The shooting for the movie is almost over with the completion of current Pollachi schedule.
On completing Velayudham current schedule vijay will move over to Shankar’s Nanban by the end of February for a 20 days shoot in Ooty and Coimbatore. By March end Vijay plans to go abroad for shooting two songs for Velayudham in an exotic foreign location.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Nanban" Shooting in Kovai

Apart from Ooty, Shankar shot some important scenes of his forthcoming venture ‘Nanban’ in Coimbatore too. Here we have details about what happened on the sets of the Tamil remake of ‘Three Idiots’.  In the textile city, the ‘mega director’ canned a wedding scene, in which heroine Ileana had to be kidnapped by two protagonists- Jiiva and Srikanth. Sathyaraj, who plays the leading lady’s father, was also present.  The entire shooting spot was brought under a security blanket and everyone who went in was subjected to thorough scanner. “This is to prevent any possible leakage of scenes on the internet,” unit members say.  With Vijay, who plays the role played by Aamir Khan, likely to join the unit in the last week of February, the cast and crew is back in Chennai after successfully completing the first schedule.

Vijay planning All over Tamilnadu Tour

Even as the countdown has started for Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, all eyes are on Vijay, who recently came down heavily on the ruling party in his interview to a Tamil magazine.
Buzz is that the Ilaya Thalapathi would start a whirlwind tour and meet his fans all over the State, to know their mood and aspirations. “He will make a decision on the completion of the tour,” sources close to him say.
It is to be noted that Vijay’s father and popular director S A Chandrasekar met twice AIADMK general secretary and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Rumour mills claim he might contest the Assembly polls on AIADMK ticket.
Meanwhile, there are also reports that the Vijay would visit the coastal town of Nagapattinam on February 22 to lead a protest demonstration to condemn the mid-sea killings of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Hi Vijay
I am not going to beat about the bush. Let me come straight to the point.
I like all your movies irrespective of the stories and the roles you are in. The mere screen presence of you satisfies me a lot. But there were the rough patches in your career which you handled well. The movies like Tirupaachi, Sivakasi, Pokkiri which are surely the mega hits in box office, were of course required for the evolution of a mass hero. I understand that you want to get into every section of the people within the state which is really good. Though Sura had some mixed responses, the fishermen community felt proud that you had acted in that role.
The Comeback
Kavalan – Was really a mind blowing performance. Families, Lovers, Friends, and Kids – all love the movie. Even your critics have started praising you. The base is set right now. I do not want you to lose this grip you are currently having from all section of people. I see that you are signed up for Shankar movie and also there are the rumors on Mani Ratnam movie. Please get involved in both these projects. There can be really no one who can beat you if you give 2 more hits. There will also be the right base set for your political ventures. Velayudham must be shaping good I guess.
All the very best. Remember one thing always,

with warm regards

M Hari Prasath

Shankar talks about ‘Nanban’

Known for taking time to complete films, Shankar is on a fast track as far as ‘Nanban’ is concerned. The director has completed the first schedule of this Tamil remake of Bollywood blockbuster ‘3 Idiots’.
“Just finished the first schedule of ‘Nanban’ in Ooty. It was really a good start and I am able to feel things started working. I enjoyed,” the creator of ‘Endhiran’ has written on his blog.
Expressing happiness further, he said: “It was full of fun and laughter, there was a lot of energy flowing as it was a young team… I will keep you posted.” Shankar has also released a set of photographs clicked on the sets of ‘Nanban’.
The photographs had Shankar working with Jeeva and S J Suryah among others. Starring Vijay, Srikanth and Jeeva in lead roles, ‘Nanban’ is produced by Gemini Film Circuit. Ileana plays the heroine, enacted by Kareena Kapoor in the original version.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


What the success of Kavalan really means for media, fans, Vijay, politics and future of Tamil film industry.
All Vijay fans and even non-Vijay fans with a sense of fair play must be relishing Vijay’s stupendous success at the box office recently with Kavalan. Despite what all the media – print, electronic or net -- might say, the real big winner at the box office during this Pongal is undoubtedly Kavalan. The movie is a welcome respite for Vijay after a series of very disappointing outings that started with the release of Azhagiya Tamil Magan in 2007 to Sura in 2010. By the time Sura was released, Vijay was being written off and there was a series of Vijay bashing articles in the media. The only ones who kept faith with Vijay were his die-hard fans who wrote in to express their support to sites like Behindwoods. Their faith in their Ilaya Thalapathi has paid off with the success of Kavalan.
As an arm chair observer from Malaysia, I would like to point out what the success of Kavalan means for the Tamil film industry and for Vijay in particular. First of all, I wonder if anyone has realized that what happened to Vijay – the subtle and not so subtle anti-Vijay campaign against him in the media, the problems he had with releasing Kavalan (it was first supposed to be released in December, coming up against Manmadhan Ambu [which was produced by the CM’s grandson] when that plan was scuttled) and the limited release the film had in Tamil Nadu – 300 theatres and that too not in the best theaters in Tamil Nadu. And no simultaneous release in Malaysia or Singapore, very important markets for Tamil films and where Vijay is the next biggest box office draw after Rajini – all this was something unprecedented in Tamil film history.
The nearest incident similar to what happened to Vijay that I can think of happened in the early 1970s to the legendary MGR when obstacles were thrown in his path prior to the release of his box office record breaking Ulagam Suttrum Vaaliban (USV) in 1974. Ironically, the CM of TN then too was Karunanidhi. MGR had run afoul of the ruling party when he broke away and started showing political inclinations of his own. It was rumored that the ruling party tried many tricks to delay the release of the film. Of course the media scene then was not as sophisticated as it is now and could only do limited damage against MGR. Furthermore MGR was already a legend and a box office icon. Whatever opposition that the concerned parties threw against MGR was akin to swimming in a tsunami (to borrow a phrase from Aadukalam). It was a lost cause for the swimmers. And since MGR’s fanatical fan base was the largest and the most well organized in TN, there might have been riots if the release of the movie was stopped. Wisely, cooler heads prevailed and the movie was eventually released. It went on to become a mega blockbuster whose BO record would only be broken by Sivaji The Boss (factoring in the inflation rate) more than 30 years later.
Fast forward to 2011 and the trials and tribulations faced by Vijay and his subsequent triumph at the BO eerily remind one of the drama that preceded the release of MGR’s USV. That a star of the stature and following of Vijay should face such problems releasing his movie due to the supposedly lack of theaters is unbelievable, especially so when Ilaignan, a movie scripted by Kalaigner and starring lyrist turned actor Pa Vijay whose box office ranking must be lower than Karan, was able to command better theatres than Vijay!
Then there were the theatre owners who were demanding that Vijay compensate them for the losses they suffered from releasing his previous movies which were flops. Movies like any other businesses involve risks. Sometimes you have profits; sometimes you face losses. Except it seems in Tamil Nadu where theatre owners expect to be compensated when a movie of a huge star flops. One wonders if the same theatre owners also share the profits with these stars and the producers when the movie becomes a super hit.
Coming back to Kavalan, here is how I see how Kavalan has reset the rules of the release of a Tamil movie in TN with regards to:
The media especially TV channels (two channels in particular) have learnt that you cannot keep a good man down especially if it is someone like Vijay who is the most recognizable face in Tamil Nadu (after Rajini) and has the largest fan base among the youths (not counting Rajini). These facts are according to the polls taken by independent groups in TN. Here in Malaysia we noticed that Sun Music had started reducing or completely stopped showing Vijay songs during some of its programmes like the prime time Hello Hello beginning from December 2010. Plus there were no promos of Vijay’s movie on Sun TV. I am sure it’s not because the producers of the movie did not want to pay for the promo spots.
As powerful as the internet is, in places like Tamil Nadu, the TV has a much larger reach. And Sun TV has the largest reach of them all. So when something is not promoted on that TV channel, it is akin to not reaching the largest segment of the public. Yet with this huge disadvantage set against the movie, Kavalan did open at number 3 at the box office despite being released a day after Pongal.
This success shows that Vijay’s popularity is bigger than whatever influence the media might have on the people’s perception of the movie. Vijay’s cause was helped further by the fact that the Kavalan is an enjoyable movie and that there were other channels out there willing to help him promote the movie.
There was a you tube video that showed angry fans of Vijay tearing down a movie poster in a theatre and shouting slogans against a TV channel and its owner. The movie in question was produced by that TV channel. Scenes like this in other smaller towns must have made the TV station realize that it would do no good for its image or its business if it attempted to boycott Vijay’s songs on its music channel. Now Vijay is back with a vengeance in both its music and main channel.
Lesson for media: Play fair! It does no good for its reputation if it purposely side lines someone just because he or she has a different political view or is not a flavor of the month. And if the actor in question is tremendously popular and has a huge following among the masses, thread with caution.  That does not mean an iconic figure cannot be criticized; be fair in your criticism and allow that person a chance to air his view. And do not indulge in shenanigans to prevent the star’s movie from being released because you want your movie to succeed. The audience will decide. A bad movie, no matter if it is being headlined by a superstar, will fail. Give the TN movie audience that much credit.
The heroes behind the success of Kavalan (besides Vijay, the director etc) are the fans of Vijay.


vijay-kavalan-07-02-11It seems that the two mass groups of the fans started to mix up without collision. After the success of Vijay`s KAVALAN, things started to change. Vijay being praised for his performance in KAVALAN is not something new as the actor has already proved his dynamic acting towards such roles long before a decade. But the positive feedback and appreciation for the actor from a particular group is something unique and happens for the first time.
Yes, two big group of Kollywood film industry Ilayathalapathy Vijay Fans and Thala Ajith Fans have finally started to alter their mind of vengeance. The recent meeting of the two masses would have made way for their respective fans to collaborate mutually. The other reason,fans (or people) realize certain super powers of the state humiliating an actor for his stage speech and creating problems for the other during his film release. Taking such statements into their mind Vijay fans and Ajith fans have started giving their mutual positive feedback for the actors.
Kavalan already having its fast rollercoaster journey seated with family member, Vijay fans and non Vijay fans, its now time for Ajith`s Mankatha. Mankatha getting ready to hit the screens later this year has built great expectations among Ajith fans. But this time it is not only Ajith fans waiting for Mankatha, but also a major part of Vijay fans waiting with their hands wide open to receive Ajith`s Mankatha and to give their positive feelings. Hope everything goes well for the heroes in the future.
And finally, Tamil cinema seems to move on the right track. If this condition prevails there is even a chance for the two masses to share the screen in future. Who knows, a time might come where we can find some big faces like Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan,Vijay, Ajith, Vikram Sharing the screen making Tamil people`s dream come true.
WE need to be congratulated for spreading out its positive wave towards Tamil cinema

Monday, February 7, 2011

"விதியுடன் மோது! விஜயோடு மோதாதே!"

பொங்கலுக்கு வெளியான படங்களில் காவலன் வெற்றி நடை போடுகிறது... பல இடையூறுகளுக்கு பிறகு திரைக்கு வந்த காவலன் வசூலில் சக்கை போடு போடுகிறது... ரசிகர்கள் மற்றும் மக்கள் பேராதரவுடன் பொங்கல் ஜல்லிக்கட்டில் முதலிடம் காவலன் மட்டுமே...

"விதியுடன் மோது! விஜயோடு மோதாதே!"

Engal Idhaya ThalapathY da.........

விஜய் பக்கம் திரும்பும் பெரிய இயக்குனர்கள்!

இளைய தளபதி விஜய்க்கு இந்த ஆண்டு சிறப்பாக தொடங்கியுள்ளது. இந்த ஆண்டு வெளிவந்த அவரது படமான் காவலன் ஹிட்டானது. சமீபத்தில் தனியார் தொலைக்காட்சிக்கு பேட்டி அளித்த விஜய், ஷங்கர் மற்றும் மணிரத்னம் படத்தில் நடிக்க வேண்டும் என்ற ஆசை எனக்கும் இருக்கிறது என்று கூறினார். இதனையடுத்து அவர் எதர்பார்த்தபடி ஷங்கரின் 'நண்பன்' படத்தில் நடிக்கிறார் விஜய், தொடர்ந்து ராவணாவுக்குப் பிறகு மணிரத்னம் இயக்கும் புதிய படத்தில் விஜய், - விக்ரம் மற்றும்- விஷாலலுடன் (வி3!) இணைந்து நடிக்கிறார் எனக் கூறப்படுகிறது, இந்தப் படம் பொன்னியின் செல்வன் சரித்திரக் கதையின் தழுவலாக இருக்கும் என எதிர்பார்க்கப்படுகிறது. 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Nanban Stills - my design

Eagerly waiting for this movie Nanban

Vijay,Vikram,Vishal in Mani Ratnam's film

Veteran filmmaker Mani Ratnam, sources say, has decided to cast Vijay, Vishal and Vikram in his next film. The director is getting the script ready for his next film and is penning it down with these three stars in mind.
Mani Ratnam is one of the few directors who cast multi-heroes in his films and tasted success in films like Agni Natchathiram, which had Karthik and Prabhu; Iruvar, which saw the coming together of two legends Mohanlal and Prakash Raj and Thalapathy which had two superstars Rajinikanth and Mammootty.
This time the ace director will be instrumental in bringing the three current biggies of Kollywood together – Vishal, Vikram and Vijay.

Actor Vijay criticizes DMK openly

Chennai Feb 03 ( truthdive): Actor Vijay has openly criticized the ruling party in Tamil Nadu. His plain speak in an interview to Anantha Vikadan, a popular Tamil magazine may add fuel to the burning political scenario on the eve of ensuing Assembly elections.
It may not be known whether the out of the screen activities of Vijay such as forming a social movement, contact with Rahul Gandhi are the outcome of his reaction to the business rivalry with the DMK’s first family involved in film production and distribution or for his long term goal of entering politics to become Chief Minister of Tamil nadu.
There are complaints in Kollywood that the influence of ruling party in screening of films in theaters, by giving priority to the DMK family production only, has gone beyond limits and has caused losses to others.
Vijay has accused that the release of his films during the festival time was prevented or delayed only to facilitate the successful running of the films produced and distributed by DMK men to ease out competition from his films. He has asked how the same forces telecast Vijay films during festival time to earn money. He has wryly commented ” they need my face to erase my face” He has added angrily ” Festivals come for the celebration for all the people. If they rule that “Only we will fire crackers( during Deepavali) and only we will taste sugarcane ( during Pongal) is this a good country?”

Vijay and cousin Vikranth’s fight

Vijay’s cousin Vikranth has expressed a desire to play baddie in one of his films and an opportunity to exchange blows with him. The starlet says that he knows that Vijay enjoys wide popularity among the masses and that is the reason he has a strong desire to fight with him on screen.
There are chances that his wish may come true soon. With Vikranth playing a role in Sattapadi Kuttram, film directed by Vijay’s dad director SA Chandrasekar and Vijay agreeing to do a guest role in that film, hopefully he should get an opportunity to fight his popular cousin.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Vijay in ‘Sattappadi Kuttram’?

It’s an usual expectation that Vijay would make a special appearance when his father S A Chandrasekar directs a film. Now that the veteran filmmaker is busy with ‘Sattappadi Kuttram’, buzz is that the ‘Ilaya Thalapathi’ would play a guest role.
However, Chandrasekar evades a direct reply to this question. “I can’t say anything at this point of time. I can comment on this only after completing the movie,” says the director.
SAC, known for handling revolutionary themes, is remaking his yesteryear blockbuster ‘Sattam Oru Iruttarai’ as ‘Sattappadi Kuttram’. Sathyaraj, Seeman, Vikranth and Bhanu among others play lead roles.
“The film will come with a message to the society. Sathyaraj is giving his best while Seeman will be featured in the role of an advocate, who fights hard to ensure that wrongdoers get punishment as per law,” the director adds.

Kaavalan is best than Bodyguard - Director Siddique

Riding high on the success of Kavalan, director Siddique is one happy man. Not only did the film, which is a remake of the Malayalam original Bodyguard, open fantastically to packed audiences, but is now also being made in Hindi with Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

Casting it right
One of the biggest strengths of the movie is obviously its lead cast — Vijay and Asin. "I had narrated the story of Bodyguard to Vijay three years ago, even before I had made the film in Malayalam with Dileep. He loved the script, but for some reason, the film didn't take off then. With Asin, again, I wanted to cast her in the Malayalam version, but that did not work and I signed on Nayantara. I think Asin and Vijay were a great combination in Pokkiri, and it was wonderful to see them coming together again," Siddique says.

A Stupendous Response
Siddique is obviously pleased with the response to Kavalan. "It has been stupendous," he gushes, "The film was entirely promoted on word of mouth publicity. There was not even a single ad or trailer before the film released. The story has spoken for itself and people who have seen both versions have told me that they liked Kavalan better. It is a very simple subject, but where it packs a punch is in the climax." But, the best praise of all, he maintains, came straight from the horse's mouth – Vijay's mother. "She thanked me profusely and said that she was very grateful that Vijay had done such a film." He adds, "I think the audiences in Tamil Nadu identify good cinema and that's one of the main reasons that the movie has done so well."

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Who plays what in 3 Idiots remake?

Everyone is eager to know about who plays what role in the Tamil remake of 3 Idiots which has been named 'Nanban'. According to sources, Vijay will play the main lead, which, of course, goes without saying. Jiiva will essay the role of Sharman Joshi and is super excited about it. The role played by Madhavan will be done by Srikanth.
The powerful role of Boman Irani has gone to Sathyaraj while Sathyan will be stepping into Omi Vaidhya’s shoes. Director-actor SJ Suryah will make a cameo in Nanban and play Javed Jefri’s character. Ileana is the leading lady and Anuya play her sister in the film.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Dear Vijay Sir,

We were eager to contact you to confirm the news that you are back in 3 Idiots. After seeing that news we were excited and jumped with joy. If the news is true we will celebrate this in Australia as a festival. We prayed in all the temples that we need you to act in 3 Idiots. We have contacted the entire fan members in Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane and we, as fans, kindly request you to accept the offer of 3 Idiots and we assure that it will be the biggest hit in your career than Gilli and Kathalukku Mariyathai. We have seen that you thanked online fans, and if you want to do anything for your fans, please accept this 3 Idiots and adjust your dates and do whatever Shankar sir says; please we need to see you reach great heights.

We also request you to release the trailer in Australia and Australian Vijay fans club will take the full responsibility and expense. If you confirmed 3 Idiots, we will make it big in Australia. We have also decided to donate meals for 500 poor children in India on the day of its release. Please accept the 3 Idiots and this is what everyone of your fans expect from you sir.

With lots of Love,
Vijay fans Club, Australia.
323, Bell Street, pascoevale South, Melbourne, Victoria-3064.

3 இடியட்ஸ் படத்தில் எஸ்.ஜே.சூர்யா!

அடுத்தடுத்து சர்ச்சையில் சிக்கி சின்னா பின்னாவாகியிருக்கும் த்ரீ இடியட்ஸ் பற்றி நாளுக்கொரு புது செய்தி வந்து கொண்டிருக்கிறது. டைரக்டர் ஷங்கர் இயக்கும் இப்படத்தில் முதலில் விஜய், அஜித், சிம்பு நடிப்பதாக கூறப்பட்டது. அஜித் முதலி‌லேயே வாய்ப்பை மறுத்து விட்டார். பின்னர் சிம்புவும் தனக்கு முக்கியமான கேரக்டர் இல்லை என்று கூறி படத்தில் இருந்து விலகினார். விஜய்யும் படத்தில் இருந்து விலகி விட்டார். ‌இதையடுத்து படத்தில் நடிகர் ஜீவா, ஸ்ரீகாந்த் உள்ளிட்டோரை வைத்து படப்பிடிப்பை தொடங்கி விட்டார் ஷங்கர். மூன்றாவதாக நடிக்க ஒப்பந்தம் செய்யப்பட்ட சூர்ய நடிகர், முதலில் இழுஇழுவென இழுத்தடித்தார். இப்போது தமிழ் த்ரீ இடியட்ஸில் நடிக்க ரூ.8 கோடி சம்பளம் கேட்பதுடன், தெலுங்கில் நடிக்க விநியோகத்தில் பாதி பங்கு என்று பேசத் தொடங்கி விட்டாராம். கிட்டத்தட்ட இந்த படத்தில் நடிக்க மட்டும் அந்த நடிகர் கேட்கும் தொகை ரூ.18 கோடியை எட்டுகிறது என்பதால் கலக்கத்தில் இருக்கிறது படத்தை தயாரிக்கும் ஜெமினி பிலிம் சர்க்யூட்.

இதுஒருபுறம் சூட்டைக் கிளப்பிக் கொண்டிருக்கும் வேளையில் சத்தமில்லாமல் மீண்டும் விஜய்யுடன் பேச்சுவார்த்தை நடத்தி வரும் த்ரீ இடியட்ஸ் குழுவினர் இன்னொர் சூர்யாவுக்கும் அழைப்பு விடுத்திருக்கிறார்களாம். குஷி உள்ளிட்ட வெற்றிப்படங்களை இயக்கிய டைரக்டர் கம் நடிகர் எஸ்.ஜே.சூர்யாதான் அவர். தனது இரட்டை அர்த்த வசனங்களால் இளைஞர்களை கவர்ந்து வந்த எஸ்.ஜே.சூர்யா, சமீப காலமாக திரையுலகில் காணாமல் போயிருந்தார். அவரை அழைத்த த்ரீஇடியட்ஸ் குழு, படத்தில் அவரது ஒரிஜினல் கேரக்டருக்கு ஏற்றபடியே ஒரு கேரக்டரை உருவாக்கியிருக்கிறார்களாம்.

Kaavalan success makes Vijay Back in 3 idiots!

The success of Kaavalan, Thalapathy is back in the 3 Idiots Unit. Yes! If reports are to be believed, he will play the lead in Shankar's Moovar, a remake of Bollywood Block buster 3 Idiots.
The grapevine is abuzz with the news that after much-delay, he has given the nod to star in the film. The actor, who walked out of the project, has been roped in and he will join the shoots in February second week in Dehradun.

it may be recalled that Vijay had given his consent to act in Moovar. But later he went out of the project citing date issues. Then, it was revealed that Surya would be starring in both Tamil and Telugu versions.

The movie features Ileana D' Cruz, Jeeva, Srikanth, Sathyaraj and others in the cast. Harris Jayaraj is scoring the music and Manoj Paramahamsa is handling the camera.

Vijay to join 3 Idiots Team on Feb 25th

Vijay will be joining the 3 Idiots remake team on February 25th, 2011. Director Shankar and his team are currently camping in Ooty and shooting portions involving Jeeva and Srikanth.
The film’s music director Harris Jayraj has scored a song already and this will be filmed on the lead pair Vijay and Ileana on his first day on the sets.
There was a lot of speculation on who would don the lead role in this 3 Idiots tamil remake, which was originally done by Aamir Khan in Hindi, with names like Vijay and Surya hitting the spotlight. Finally, it is Vijay who will do the lead role.

Official: ‘3 Idiots’ is ‘Nanban’. Vijay is Aamir Khan

Putting all assumptions, premonitions and the ifs and buts over the Tamil remake of ‘3 Idiots’ the producers of the film Gemini Film Circuit has released a statement confirming their mega venture is titled ‘Nanban’, it will be directed by Shankar and star Vijay, Jeeva and Srikanth in Aamir Khan, Madhavan and Sharman Joshi roles respectively.
The jumbo endeavor will have popular Tollywood heroine Ileana playing Kareena Kappor in Tamil. Other pivotal roles are played by Sathyaraj and Sathyan. Director SJ Suryah, Actress Anuya and Ajay Rathinam will make special appearances.
Scenes involving Jeeva, Srikanth, Sathyaraj, Sathyan and SJ Suryah are being shot in Ooty for the next ten days. Ilaya Thalapathi Vijay will join the team from February 25 for his portions.
Other important credits in the technical side are: Cinematography by Manoj Paramahamsa, Music by Harris Jayaraj, Lyrics by Na Muthukumar, Art by Muthuraj, Editing by Anthony, Dialogues by Shankar and Madan Karky.
Gemini Film Circuit is an acclaimed production house with blockbusters like Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vasoolraja MBBS’ and Dhanush’s ‘Kutty’ in its kitty.  It also successfully distributed Rajinikanth's ‘Endhiran’ in Tamil Nadu, North India and Overseas and also Kamal Haasan’s ‘Manmadhan Ambu’ in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Overseas.
So get ready to welcome the ‘3 Idiots’… sorry… 3 FRIENDS.
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