Monday, January 28, 2008

Anjathey' on Valentine's Day

Mysskin’s second venture starring Narain, Vijayalakshmi, Prasanna, and Ajmal, will be released on Valentine's Day (Feb 14). The movie revolving around the tug of war between two friends with divergent approaches towards life promises much as an engaging entertainer. Prasanna, in an unexpected role, is the surprise package of the movie.The music (Sundar C Babu), which was released last month, has been quite popular. Two songs – Kaththazha Kannala and Kannadasan Karaikkudi – are rocking.
Another highlight of the movie is that heroine Vijayalakshmi has dubbed for her role in the movie. The girl, who was waiting for a good opportunity after her debutant venture ‘Chennai 600028’, grabbed the chance with pleasure when Mysskin offered the role in ‘Anjathey’. She declined the offer to act in a Telugu movie, as she wanted to establish a good name for her in Tamil first.For Prasanna, February will be a double treat with two of his films – ‘Sadhu Miranda’ and ‘Anjathey’ – getting released during the month.

Vikram’s involvement in 'Kanthaswamy'

Vikam is showing great interest in ‘Kanthaswamy’, so much so that he even accompanies the director and cameraman while they set out for seeing the location. Before the first schedule of shooting started in Bangkok, Vikram and Susi Ganesan went to the country to decide about the shooting spots.

Earlier, Susi was planning to shoot the second schedule in Kenya but the internal strife in the country forced him to shift to Mexico. Now Susi and Vikram have gone to Mexico to explore the location. ‘Kanthaswamy’, which is growing fast, is expected to be a summer release.

Vikram, meanwhile, has changed his approach towards his releases. Post ‘Bheemaa’, which was released after a long gap, he has planned to have three films in a year.

So, Vikram’s fans can expect a triple treat in a year from their star.

Nayantharas hat-trick!

Nayanthara is almost confirmed to play Rajnikanth's pair in P.Vasu directed Kuselan! The official announcement will be coming once the actress who is now in Hyderabad comes to Chennai and signs the contract.

Kuselan is going to be a hat-trick for Nayanthara who has been the superstar's heroine in Chandramukhi and did a special song with him in Sivaji. The pair is very popular with the masses, as they have terrific on- screen chemistry.

P.Vasu the director of Kuselan is introducing the Nayanthara character as Rajnikanth's pair, something which was not there in the Malayalam original Katha Parayumbol on which it is based. Vasu feels that Nayan is popular in Tamil and Telugu, and Kuselan is being made as a bilingual in both the languages.

But what is turning out to be a major headache for the makers of Kuselan, is who will do Meena's role, the wife of Sreenivasan( in Tamil role done by Pasupathy) in the original? Simran the first choice has put forward a lot of conditions, which the makers rejected.

The latest we hear is Simran who is in Chennai doing a television reality show is back in reckoning and the producers are talking to her. At the same time Tabu and Sneha too are being considered, to do the crucial role.

Bond Title Revealed!

And it’s Quantum Of Solace. Only kidding! Oh, no they’re not. That is the official title of Bond 22. Haven’t got a clue what it means apart from the fact that it’s the title of an Ian Fleming short story in the For Your Eyes Only collection, in which Bond – attending a dull dinner at Government House in Nassau, the Bahamas – mostly listens as the elderly Governor of the Bahamas regales him with the story of a tragic relationship between a former civil servant and an air hostess. Not a brilliant starting point for an action-packed blockbuster, you’d think, but it doesn’t seem story and film have much to do with each other, with the producers also unveiling that Solace will pick up right where Casino Royale finished… More at BBC News and Empire
What are your thoughts on Bond's new title? Love it? Loathe it? Feel like you're going to need a masters degree to gain entry to the film?


We're surprised to see Janet Jackson so dressed DOWN for Benny Medina's fancy party this weekend. And it looks like she's sporting a new Tyra Banks hairdo.

Rajnikanth and Vijaykanth met secretly?

Grapevine says that Rajnikanth and Vijaykant had met secretly in Hyderabad to discuss about the forthcoming elections. Rajnikanth is yet to decide about which political party he is going to canvass for and Vijaykant has already issued a press release that he is going to enter politics. There was no confirmation about the meeting and what transpired between them from either side.