As compared to films produced in Bollywoodian & Hollywoodian Cinema arena, South Indian Cinema is rapidly & regylaerly progressing by churning out its own brand of gems of milestone movies in all the 4 languages namely Kannada, Malyalam, Telugu & Tamil. In an exclusive Nasheman.In, Shaheen Raaj will present a sneak preview of the productional happenings of Southern Cinema every fortnight. Time to stay tuned in.
Kamal Hassan’ Film ‘Uttama Villain’ In Legal Hassles
Kamal Hassan’s ‘Uttama Villain’ was all set to release in 1st May 2015. Kamal Haasan’s ambitious project ‘Uttama Villain’, directed by his actor friend Ramesh Aravind, was slated for a release on 1st May, 2015. In fact the producers had planned a big release in Tamil & Telugu. Now a production company named ‘Thangam Cinemas’ has approached court claiming that Thirupathi Brothers banner, which produced the film, owe them Rs. 2 crores and asked the court to not allow the film’s release till the amount is settled. However, Thirupathi Brothers agreed to pay Rs.1 crore and said that they will pay the balance amount after the release. The court has adjourned the case and the film will release as planned, if the issue is settled.
Shruti Haasan Stuck In Legal Hassles Due To Her Controversial Item Dance
Shruti Haasan of late is also stuck In Legal hassles due to her controversial item dance. It is nobody’s secret that Shruti Haasan walked out of the Karthi-Nagarjuna bilingual flick and producer Picture House Media proceeded legally seeking a ban on the actress from signing any other film. The issue was then solved amicably after the intervention of the chiefs of the Producers Council and Nadigar Sangam. In a latest twist Shruti Haasan has agreed to do an item number in the film ‘Inji Iduppazhagi’ starring Arya & Anushka, which is produced by Picture House Productions. This is a clear indication that all is well with Shruti and her controversy with the producers.
The shooting of ‘Mellisai’ Complete
The shooting of ‘Mellisai’ has been completed recently. In fact the shooting of Vijay Sethupathi starrer ‘Mellisai’ is over and post production works are going on in full swing. Plans are also on to launch the film’s audio, composed by Sam C. S., soon. The movie, directed by Ranjit Jeyakodi, is tipped to be a musical thriller. Gayathri of ‘Naduvula Konjam Pakkathai Kaanom’ fame is the heroine, while cinematography is by Dinesh Krishnan.
Vijay Sethupathi, it is said, has tried his hands at a totally different genre in ‘Mellisai’. Meanwhile, his ‘Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai’ directed by S. P. Jhananathan, is getting ready to hit the screens on 15th May, 2015.
Vishnu Vishal Back In Action
Vishnu Vishal Back In Action. Vishnu Vishal has been lying low after giving the super hit ‘Mudasupatti’ and the acclaimed ‘Jeeva’ due to an injury while fielding for the Chennai Rhinos team during a Criket Club League match. The actor has ‘Idam Porul Yaeval’ & ‘Indru Netru Naalai’ ready for release. Vishnu has signed his next film titled ‘Veera Dheera Sooran’ directed by Shankar Dhayal of ‘Saguni’ fame in which his love interest will be played by Catherine Tresa who starred with Karthi in ‘Madras’ and is currently the 2nd heroine of Suriya in ‘24’. ‘Veera Dheera Sooran’ is in the science fiction genre and formerly had Suseenthiran attached as director.
Venkat Prabhu’s Heroine To Quit Acting
Venkat Prabhu’s Heroine To Quit Acting. Director Venkat Prabhu’s 1st film as director was the cult hit ‘Chennai 600028’ which had Vijayalakshmi as heroine and the actress went on to do memorable roles in films like Mysskin’s ‘Anjathey’. And now Vijayalakshmi has decided to quit acting and take up film production and with this in mind has started a new company called TEA TIME TALKS. The 1st film under the new banner is likely to begin shooting in Jun, 2015 and an official announcement is expected shortly.
Sudheer Varma Gets A Big Offer
Nagarjuna seems to have been very impressed with the working style of Sudheer Varma. Sudheer averred that after watching ‘Dohchay’, Nagarjuna appreciated him well and asked to prepare a stylish action entertainer subject for him. He said that he will prepare a subject and will narrate the line to Nagarjuna shortly. Hope the film materializes soon. Sudheer Varma further stated that Nagarjuna liked the way he presented Chaitanya and enjoyed the hilarious last 30 minutes. ‘Dohchay’ was released recently. Kriti Sanon romanced Naga Chaitanya in this film.
Allu Arjun’s Next In May 2015
Allu Arjun’s next film to roll In May, 2015. Allu Arjun is very happy with the collections of ‘S/o Satyamurthy’ and the Stylish Star is going to start his next soon, toi be precise in May, 2015. He will be working with Boyapati Srinu and the film will start in the 2nd week of May. This film will be produced under Geetha Arts banner by Allu Aravind and it is going to be a love story with commercial elements. Allu Arjun is going to sport a new look in this movie. ‘Jadoogadu’ fame Sonarika is being considered as the lead actress in this movie. Thaman is the music director.
Sudeep Not To Work With Samantha
Speculations have been rife for a few days now that young actor Sundeep Kishan is going to work with Samantha soon and gossip mongers were also abuzz with rumors that V. V. Vinayak will direct this film, which will be produced by Sundeep’s uncle Chota K Naidu. But of late Sundeep Kishan clarified that the news is false, but he would love to work with both of them. Sundeep took to his twitter handle and wrote : “There is no truth to the rumours about me doing a Film With Vinayak Garu & Samantha,as much as I would love to its not true..just clarifying”. Sundeep Kishan’s ‘Tiger’, which also stars his good friend Rahul Ravindran in a key role, is expected to hit the theatres soon.
Mohanlal To Join ‘Bharatratna’ Team In May 2015
Mohanlal is all set to join ‘Bharatratna’ team in May 2015. Mohanlal is currently shooting for Ranjith’s ‘Loham’ which features Andrea Jeremiah opposite him. He will essay the role of a Taxi driver in the movie. Soon after completing the movie he will join ‘Bharatratna’ team. The movie is being directed Anil who made his debut with the Mohanlal movie ‘Douthyam’.
Anil has also directed Mohanlal in movies like ‘Adiverukal’ & ‘Sooryagayathri’. His last directorial venture was the Suresh Gopi starrer ‘Gangotri’. Another movie titled ‘Manasu Muthal Manasu Vare’ starring Nishant, Sreevidya & Lena has not been completed. ‘Bharatratna’ is scheduled to begin by 15th May, 2015 at Hyderabad.
Prithviraj & Mohanlal In Padmakumar’s next
Prithviraj & Mohanlal in Padmakumar’s next. 2 of Mollywood’s top actors are gearing up to share screen. Prithviraj & Mohanlal are yet to play the lead in ace director Padmakumar’s next. The movie has been titled ‘Kanal’. Both Mohanlal & Prithviraj had been part of Padmakumar’s previous movies.
The script of ‘Kanal’ is by Suresh Babu, who had earlier scripted the Padmakumar-Mohanlal movie ‘Shikkar’. ‘Kanal’ is reportedly a revenge drama with a tagline ‘Every end is a new beginning’. The movie is all about to strangers with revenge in their minds meeting at Dubai. Prithviraj & Mohanlal will share screen for another movie, to be directed by Priyadarshan. This movie is touted to be a political thriller.
The Malashri vs Vijay Battle Is On
The Malashri vs Vijay battle is on. This week is a battle of one action hero & action heroine on silver screen in Kannada. Malashri in ‘Maha Kaali’ & Dhuniya Vijay in ‘Daksha’ have put down nearly 100 plus opponents. Malashri uses her muscle power while Vijay uses his muscle power and machine gun power. Malashri fights against local detractors while Vijay takes on terrorists. In ‘Maha Kaali’ Malashri after a fierce attack on wrong doers in the society receive a lethal blow on her head from Home Minister team in the film. She is thrown in a far off place. She gets from this place with blessings of goddess Maha Kaali. The action heroine who was trashing villains like a ‘Dhobi’ a washer man, she gets the goddess Trishul for utltimate round of action.
The Kannada film ‘Akshate’ gets kickstarted. At the Freedom Park in Bengaluru the Kannada film ‘Akshate’ starring Raaj, Karthik & Mythria Gowda was flagged off by crazy star V Ravichandran. Actress Mythria Gowda wanted the real life ‘Akshate’ on her from a political family but she was discarded. This ‘Akshate’ is said to be having shades of recently dead IAS officer DK Ravi real life. Raju Devasandra is taking on debut direction for his story, screenplay & dialogues. He has been assistant director for a long time. He wanted to keep the title ‘Madhuve’ (marriage) for his film. Already a film in that name has come in Kannada compelled him to select ‘Akshate’.