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.
Siddharth & Samantha To Come Together Again
After Simbu & Nayanthara doing the impossible of acting together after their breakup in ‘Idhu Namma Aalu’, one more former couple is also coming together for a film. The pair in question is Samantha & Siddharth who had broken up a few months back and walked out of ‘Bangalore Days’ because of that. Director Sundar C is the director who has achieved this casting coup for his film ‘Aranmanai 2’. Siddharth, Trisha, Hansika & Soori are already on board for the project and reportedly Samantha has given her nod to play a leading role in the film which is getting bigger & bigger as the days pass.
Vijay Back On Duty For ‘Puli’
Illayathalapthy Vijay after a couple of weeks rest from the non-stop shoot for his fantasy film ‘Puli’ is currently dubbing for his scenes for the past couple of days and the superstar was extremely happy the way the scenes have come out. The other credits are Natty Natraj’s camera, Sreekar Prasad’s editing, T. Muthuraj’s art work & Chimbudevan’s deft direction have combined to provide stunning visuals that would provide immense satisfaction to all Vijay fans. The pace at which the post production is going on indicate that producers P. T. Selvakumar & Shibu Thameens are planning to release the movie well ahead of the scheduled 17th Sept, 2015 as a treat for Vijay fans.
Sri & Rana Shooting In Mahabalipuram
The shooting of the Tamil remake of ‘Bangalore Days’ directed by Baskar is going on in full swing and right now scenes involving ‘Kaaki Sattai’ girl Sri Divya & Rana Dagubatti are being shot in and around Mahabalipuram. PVP Cinema are the producers of this full fledged multi-starrer that has Arya, Bobby Simhaa, Rana Dagubatti, Sri Divya, Nithya Menon, Parvathy Menon & Raai Lakshmi in the cast.
Abhinaya In An Action Thriller
Abhinaya of ‘Nadodigal’ & ‘Easan’ fame is back after a break. The actress plays a key role in a film titled ‘Thudi’, an action thriller based on the Mumbai hotel attack incident. Directed by Rithun Shankar, the film has Suman, Brahmanandam and others in key roles. “Abhinaya plays a receptionist in the hotel. Her role & performance will be talked about,” says the director.
On why the title ‘Thudi’, he said, “Thudi means a music instrument in the hands of Lord Siva. Those days, it was used to communicate with people. We thought it would be the apt title for the movie.” He added that the entire story unfolds in 12 hours, from 6 pm to 6 am.
‘Ketugadu’ In Post Production
Tejus, who made his acting debut with the movie ‘Ulavacharu Biryani’, has now teamed up with a new director named Kittu Nallari for a film titled ‘Ketugadu’. Chandini Chowdary is the lead actress in this movie. Venkatesh Balasani is producing this film in association with ‘100 Crores Academy’. Famous writer VSP Thenneti is presenting this movie. Sai Karthik composed the music for this film.
The shooting was completed recently and the post production work is currently going on. The producers are planning to release the audio in the 1st week of Jun, 2015 and the film by the end of the same month.
Taapsee The Choosy Damsel
After playing an undercover agent in Hindi film ‘Baby’, Taapsee Pannu, is all set to play a cop in a Tamil film. The Delhi based model, who is currently basking in the glory of Ganga (Kanchana 2 in Tamil), will don khakis for her role in ‘Kaan’, directed by Selvaraghavan. The pretty damsel is paired opposite Simbu in the action thriller, which also features Catherine Tresa. Taapsee, who always looks for versatility in picking roles, goes deglam for a role in another Tamil film directed by Thiru. The actress would be playing a girl Tamizhchelvi who hails from Kumbakonam in the family drama. By picking roles that are diametrically opposite, Taapsee, who recently admitted that she’s choosy when it comes to roles, once again proved that she’s particular.
Rajinikanth Visits An Ashram in Coimbatore
Rajinikanth, who is known for his frequent spiritual sojourns, recently paid a visit to Arsha Vidya Gurukulam at Anaikatti in the outskirts of Coimbatore a couple of days back. The superstar has been a regular visitor to the ashram as he is a devotee of spiritual Guru Swami Dayananda Saraswati. Apparently, Rajini spent close to 2 hours at the Ashram and left for Chennai in the afternoon. Meanwhile the actor is gearing for his next film, which is said to be in a gangster backdrop and apparently, Rajini will be seen in role of a don.
Anushka Gains 15 Kgs For ‘Size Zero’
That Anushka would gain & lose weight for her forthcoming bilingual film ‘Size Zero’ is evident. The Bangalore damsel has put on 15kg weight for her role of an obese woman in the comic drama. Apparently, the actress has been on a high carbohydrate diet and has not hit the gym in the last couple of months.
Besides Anushka will put on more kilos for her role and the actress seems to be pretty happy with it. The unit is currently shooting scenes on Anushka’s hefty look and later, the actress will have to lose weight for a slim look.
Shalu To Canvas For Karthikeyan’s Son
UDF has declared its new candidate from Aruvikara and that is Karthikeyan’s son. While there is widespread dissatisfaction with this move, prompting comments of trying to bank on sympathetic votes, more bizarre incidents are unfolding. Popular actors canvassing for a political candidate is not new. But infamous actress Shalu Menon’s confirmation that she will be canvassing for the UDF has prompted quite an outburst of sarcastic reactions, considering her part in the recent solar scam case. Shalu wrote that she and actor Jagadish will go on field. She says that having the UDF government in power is essential for the survival of a common person like her. The canvassing for Sabarinathan Karthikeyan will begin soon.
Prithviraj Wishes To Turn Director
Prithviarj is a self confessed cinephile. He is someone who dabbles in the various aspects of filmmaking and takes minute interest in the behind the scene workings of a movie. He is already a sensational actor and also a successful producer. Prithviraj has revealed that he has a wish to direct a movie. He says that this is only because he is a thorough lover of cinema. He observes that the cinescape has changed from when he worked with Shymaprasad in ‘Akale’. A lot of changes have come in, including the technical aspects, he says. Prithivarj is someone who updates himself of all these changes and keeps abreast of the innovations happening in the field of cinema.
‘Galli Bakery’ Progressing
Twin Tower Entertainment Private Limited’s Mohammad Mustafa’s maiden production ‘Galli Bakery’ has completed major portions of shooting at Krishna Reddy residence in Vidyaranyapura, Uttanahalli & J P Nagar localities. In this schedule of shoot Suchindra Prasad, Yamuna Srinidi, Prajwal Poovaiah, Ramesh Bhat, Jayalakshmi, Santosh and others took part in the interior talkie portions of the shooting. K S Murthy is debut director, Ramesh Koira is cameraman & Sunad Gautham has composed music. Radhakrishna has penned screenplay, Sharanya Radhakrishna worked in the dialogues, Kaurava Venkatesh stunts, Babu Khan art, Madan & Harini’s choreography add to the technical team. Santosh & Prajju Poovaiah are in lead roles. Soorya, Pradeep and others are also in the cast.