⚡️Director Ponram’s third collaboration with Sivakarthikeyan is the celluloid equivalent of a multi-cuisine restaurant. There’s comedy, action, period drama, romance…I’m probably forgetting to include a few genres. Sivakarthikeyan plays Seema Raja, a jobless youth (no surprises there), from a zameen family that has ruled over Singampatti. As his sidekick, there’s accountant Kanakku (Soori) who has three wives named Jil, Jung, and Juk. Pretty normal for “family films” in Tamil cinema, so take that BP tablet already.

⚡️The film doesn’t take itself seriously except for the “flashback” portion, that appears to be a fusion of Baahubali and Padmavat (Keerthy Suresh makes a cameo here). So, you should be well advised not to look for logic anywhere. After all, we’re speaking of a film where the hero paints spots on a lean dog and expects people to believe it’s a leopard on the loose (fun fact – they do).

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⚡️86 debut actors. A sleepy village. And four love stories. The heart-warming tale of C/O Kancherapalam is director Venkatesh Maha’s first in creating a one of its kind Indie movie for the Telugu audience. While Kancherapalam has been whole-heartedly embraced by the audience and the trade alike, Maha says it’s only the beginning of a wave of change in the industry.

⚡️“Now that Kancherapalam is here, we are definitely going to see more of such films that will change the face of Tollywood among the global audience,” Maha tells TNM.

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⚡️The City Police have booked Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan along with eight other persons in connection with a cheating case filed by a businessman in the city. The police here, who were reportedly reluctant when the complainant approached them initially in December 2014, registered a case now after he moved a court.

Source: DtNext. 

⚡️Perhaps not, as the new era of online streaming platforms and eager reception to several Tamil web-series in recent times have shown. Now, aspirants to the field have a plethora of options at their disposal to make inroads – in the way they want to. While big players like Netflix and Amazon Prime continue to encourage binge-watching among audience, several other websites like Viu, Hotstar, Zee5, Voot and so on also host original, witty and bold Tamil content that the big screen should be yearning for.

⚡️Take for instance, Kallachirippu on Zee5, presented by Rajinikanth’s next director Karthik Subbaraj, that is creating a flutter on social media for its imaginative storyline around the accidental killing of a husband by his wife; and her consequent attempts to deal with it. While being known for his experimental work, the fact that an A-list filmmaker like Subbaraj is delving into the medium, speaks volumes about the platform’s impact.

Source: DtNext

⚡️Even as his film with Arya, Ghajinikanth, is gearing up for release, Santhosh P Jayakumar is all set to start work on his next directorial. And this one is with Arya, too. Santhosh says, “We are rolling in August, on the day our other film releases. It’s a coming-of-age love story, and the script will be high on romance.”

Source: TOI. 

⚡️Superstar Rajinikanth’s forthcoming film with Karthik Subbaraj seems to be getting bigger and better with every passing day. After much speculations, it’s been confirmed that the Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Simran are on board for the massive project. Reportedly, the yet-untitled film marks the actors’ first association with Rajinikanth. Actress Simran is rumoured to be playing the leading lady in the film, which stars Vijay Sethupathi as the prime antagonist.

Source: TOI.

⚡️Chennai: Popular television actress Priyanka, who gained her fame through a Tamil TV serial ‘Vamsam’, committed suicide on Tuesday night at her home in Valasaravakkam.

⚡️The incident came to light after her maid went to the house for her work and found the actress hanging from a ceiling fan. She immediately informed the police about the same after which the body was recovered and sent for post-mortem.

⚡️The preliminary inquiry revealed that the actress separated from her husband, who is a basketball coach two months ago.

Source: DtNext.

⚡️A few days ago, reports were doing the rounds that the Mollywood actor Fahadh Faasil has been approached to play a pivotal role in Rajinikanth’s next. However, according to reports, Karthik Subbaraj has now dismissed the rumours. As it turns out, Fahadh’s association is nothing but a mere rumour and the actor is not part of the project.

Source: TOI. 

⚡️Mollywood superstar Mohanlal and Nivin Pauly are coming together for the ambitious project ‘Kayamkulam Kochunni’, which is one of the biggest releases this year in Malayalam.
⚡️Recently, the makers released the first look teaser that received a terrific response from the audience. According to reports, lyricist-writer Madhan Karkywill reportedly be penning the dialogues for the Tamil version, which has been titled ‘Malaikallan’.

(Source: Times of India).

⚡️Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha Krishnan are coming together for ‘96’, a travelogue film, which is being directed by C Prem Kumar, who was the cinematographer for ‘Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom’. The makers have now released the much-awaited teaser of ‘96’, which is currently doing the rounds on the internet.

(Source: Times of India).