As compared to films produced in Bollywoodian & Hollywoodian Cinema arena, South Indian Cinema is rapidly & regularly 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.
Manisha Koirala Approached
Manisha Koirala has been approached to play a small role in actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan’s forthcoming Tamil thriller. Talks are going on with Manisha to play Kamal’s wife in the movie. It’s a small role. But nothing has been finalised yet. Manisha & Kamal were last seen in Shankar’s ‘Indian’ (1996).
Meanwhile, Kamal’s long-time associate Rajesh will wield the megaphone for the project, which is said to be a thriller that’ll unfold in a single night. The film, that features Trisha Krishnan in the lead role, is all set to go on the floors later this month.
The Battle Of Class Versus ‘Masss’
On 29th May, 2015 the most awaited summer release, Suriya’s ‘Masss’ is hitting the theatres and faces stiff challenge from the multiple National & International award winning ‘Kaaka Muttai’. ‘Masss’ has a lot going for it with perfectionist Suriya heading the cast, maverick director Venkat Prabhu at the helm and numero uno actress Nayanthara as heroine with a top notch supporting cast of Jayaram, Parthiban, Samuthirakani, Premgi, Karunaas, Sriman & Pranitha. The technical team comprises of the creme de la creme of the industry and with amazing CG work & riveting performance by Suriya are the main attractions of ‘Masss’ On the other hand ‘Kaaka Muttai’ is proving the saying ‘Small is Big’. This cute little film that tells the story of 2 underprivileged brothers Vignesh & Rajesh who crave to taste a pizza after watching a commercial ad and their angst filled journey towards their goal has garnered standing ovation all over the globe in film festivals. Dhanush & Vetrimaaran are the producers who have left no stone unturned to take ‘Kaaka Muttai’ and Manikandan along with the cast to the heights they deserve.
Vishal Salutes The True Hero Of ‘Paayum Puli’
On the eve of shooting the climax for ‘Paayum Puli’ actor Vishal has offered his salutations to the late Police Sub Inspector Alwin Sudhan on whose life the movie is based on. The SI who was known to oppose caste based riots was unarmed doing bandabost duties when he was murdered by an armed gang in Sivanganga district in the year 2012. He was awarded the Police Medal of Gallantry posthumously by the President of India. God – The Almighty bless his soul. ‘Paayum Puli’ is directed by Suseenthiran & produced by Vendhar Movies and has Vishal, Kajal Agarwal, Samuthirakani, Soori and a host of other stars in the cast. Music is by D.Imman, cinematography by Velraj & editing by Anthony.
Manjima To Make Her Telugu Debut
Naga Chaitanya might romance Manjima Mohan in his next film to be directed by Gautham Menon. Interstingly, the Malayalam actress is playing Simbu’s love interest in the Tamil version “Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada’ and buzz is that she’ll be paired opposite Naga Chaitanya for the Telugu version too. Apparently, the 22 year-old actress has replaced Pallavi Subhash, who was originally picked for the leading lady role. Gautham was impressed with her work in the Malayalam film ‘Oru Vadakkan Selfie’ and decided to cast her in the film. More details are awaited.
Nara Rohit’s Next Inspire By Real life Incidents
Nara Rohit’s upcoming Telugu crime-drama ‘Appatlo Okkadundevadu’, is said to be based on true events that transpired in 1990. It’s inspired from true events that happened during this time period. Nara has fictionalised these events for the screen. It’s partly based on a crime biography. The film, which also features, Sri Vishnu as one of the leads and the leading ladies are yet to be finalized.
Ravi Teja Signs His Debut Commercial
Ravi Teja has finally got into the bandwagon of endorsements. The aging-actor will be the brand ambassador for Lunar footwear & sandals in 2 states namely AP & Telangana and shall push the brand’s reach amongst the people. The mass maharaja will be seen in TV commercials & print advertisements endorsing ‘Walkmate’, one of the brand of Lunar. Apart from awaiting the release of ‘Kick 2’, Ravi Teja is fast wrapping the shooting of ‘Bengal Tiger’, directed by Sampath Nandi.
Balakrishna’s 2nd Role In Lion Will Be Interesting
Nandamuri Balakrishna’s ‘Lion’ was released 14th May, 2015. Balakrishna will be seen in 2 different roles, Bose & Godse, in this movie. He played a CBI officer in the movie. Producer of the film, ‘Rudrapati Ramanarao’, averred that the 2nd role will be very interesting. The action episodes, choreographed by Ram-Laxman, are going to be very interesting. The interval bang, the tribal fight in the 2nd half and the climax are going to be the highlights. Trisha & Radhika Apte romanced Balayya in this film. Satya Deva, the director of the film, is very confident that the film will be a big hit. He praised Balakrishna’s hard work for the film.
Samantha’s New Look In Her New Film
Samantha is playing one of the leading ladies in Dhanush’s upcoming film, directed by Velraj of ‘Velai Illa Pattathari’ fame. This film, which is tentatively titled as ‘VIP 2’, has Amy Jackson as the other leading lady. Anirudh Ravichander is the music director of this film. Samantha averred that the role she is playing in this film is her best ever.
Dileep In & As ‘Apoorva G.V’
Dileep’s upcoming movie has been interestingly named ‘Apoorva G.V’. He plays a character named George Vadakkan (GV) who is the all in all of a club named Apoorva. This is how the title has come about, setting a quirky moniker – the strange one – if read together. The movie will be high on humour and will have actors like Aju Varghese, Neeraj Madhav, Chempan Vinod et al gracing the screen.
‘Apoorva GV’ is being directed by Biju Arookuty, who is also the movie’s scenarist. His earlier movie ‘3 Dots’ had done quite well. Dileep has a lot many movies lined up. He is currently shooting for ‘Love 24×7’ directed by Sreebala. His latest release, ‘Chandrettan Evideya’ is doing well at the box office. Dileep’s heroine in ‘Apoorva GV’ is yet to be finalised.
Anu Roped In
Anu Mol has essayed some bold roles in the past and the actress has been roped in to play a very different role in an upcoming movie titled ‘Jamna Pyari’. The movie will have the actress in a new avatar, about which she doesn’t want to reveal much. All she says is that it will be a character which will redefine the kind of image she has.
Anu Mol added that her choice of this role was deliberate, to change the misconception that she will only do certain kinds of roles. Her character in the movie is named Veena who helps Kunchako Boban’s character at a critical juncture. Débutante Gayathri Suresh plays the female lead in the movie. ‘Jamna Pyari’ is being directed by Thomas Sebastian.
Karunya Ram back
The actress with quite a few films like ’10th Class’, ‘Seena’, ‘Nishedagne’, ‘Mathondu Madvena’ Priyanka Chandra made a stint in other languages and returns back to Kannada from ‘Vajrakaya’. Of course, she is with a change in her comeback. She is Karunya Ram in ‘Vajrakaya’. She is one of the 3 heroines with Nabha Natesh & Shubra Ayyappa. In her comeback with a big film opposite Dr Shivarajakumar in ‘Vajrakaya’, Priyanka Chandra alias Karunya Ram has also bagged offers in ‘Kiragurina Gayyaligalu’, ‘Eradu Kanasu’ et al. Working in Dr Shivarajakumar film in talented Harsha’s direction is a boon in her career feels Karunya Ram. From ‘Kannakol’ Karunya Ram entered Tamil cinema industry. She got offers in ‘Pongudi Ningalum Unga Kadalam’. Karunya Ram hopes to enter Malayalam cinema industry in this year.
Radhika On Her Dancing
A fond admirer of dance, actress Radhika Kumarswamy is on a new platform for a complete dance film titled as ‘I Hate Dance’. This film likely to go on floor in Jun, 2015 soon after director Raghuram ‘Namagagi’ finish shooting. Director Raghuram is getting ready for a film of Radhika Kumaraswamy & Vijaya Raghavendra.
‘I Hate Dance’ a home production of Radhika Kumaraswamy after ‘Sweety’ is having big stars polling up in one of the important situations. The Hindi film actress known for her dance, romance & sentiment portion Madhuri Dixit is likely to take an important role. Director Raghuram does not confirm the name of Madhuri Dixit as the proposal has not yet been moved.