Villu audio release is on today, with excited fans looking forward to organize a grand function. Many of Vijay’s fans wanted M.S Dhoni to release the first copy of the album but it’s all left for the hero to decide. Whatever it is “Villu” audio will be certainly available at all leading music store on Monday. “Jillunnu Varuthu Villu Songs” await and get ready to move your body!
The Endhiran crew is expected to commence the third schedule of shooting in Kulu and Manali. The team will fly over to Kulu and the shooting will begin from November 14th onwards. Sources close to the Endhiran team say that the third schedule could go on for 10 days. Endhiran was already shot in some exotic locations at Peru and Goa.
K T Kunjumon who produced block buster hits and also introduced director Shankar is back into business after a long time. He spoke about this recently. He said,” After a gap of 10 years I am producing a film titled Kadhalukku Maranamillai. This film is being made under the banner A R S Movies. I am also planning to remake this film in Telugu and Hindi after it is released in Tamil. Tejas and Ravi are doing the male lead roles. Meera Nandan and Madha Lassa are donning the female lead roles. C. Balaji is directing this film. The shooting of the film is to commence next month. I have been successful in producing high budgeted Tamil films and once again Tamil film has beaconed me. I will continue to produce Tamil films. I will also be releasing Koteeswaran featuring my son Ebby, Said by “Gentleman”.
At an impressive function at Hotel Green Park in Chennai a host of celebrities including Director Shankar, Lyricists Vaali, Vairamuthu, Rama Narayanan, KRG, Bharathiraja, S. A. Chandrasekhar, FEFSI Vijayan, K. Prabhakaran, Abhirami Ramanathan, R.B.Chaudry, and Sathyajothi Thyagarajan graced the occasion.Kadhalukku Maranamillai is produced by K. T. Kunjumons ARS Movies (P) Ltd.
Superstar Rajinikanth met with his fans on 3rd November at Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam and answered their questions. When he made his entry around 10.05 a.m. on Monday, Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam thundered in applause and cheer with the fans screaming “Thalaivaa…!” and “Nalaiya Mudalvar.” The meet opened with questions about Rajinikanth’s entry into politics to which the stalwart replied that Endhiran is his focus at present and he has no idea of entering politics after completing this film as popularly believed by his fans. But he added that if entering politics is what Almighty’s wish is, then he will definitely do that! He urged everyone to concentrate on their career, to take care of their families, and not to involve in activities like opening up a political party on his behalf, etc. Following are the questions asked by fans and the star’s response to them:
Question: Would you meet fans in the future too?
Answer: Provisions have been made at this Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam to communicate with you: new phone lines have been installed, which will always be open to you all. You can call at these numbers anytime. If it is a very important issue, I will definitely call you back.
Question: How will Endhiran be?
Answer: It will be remembered as one of India’s best movies. It will bring in laurels to our nation.
Question: Will you use your fan club for philanthropic purposes.
Answer: To this question, he replied in his typical style that money coupled with fan following will lead to politics. The thespian said, “I shall help anyone who is in dire need of help.”
Question: Would you arrange for a fan club for every district?
Question: You have stopped your social work in the recent times. Why?
Answer: I built free community halls in 30 districts. I stopped it as I felt it was not necessary anymore. But if need should arise, I will definitely continue with it.
Question: Will you continue to act in films?
Answer: I will not act for making money or gaining fame. I would like to do good roles. If a film maker deems that only I can do a role, then I shall accept that.
Question: The fan club president Sathyanarayana is not participating in many of the fan club activities these days and is also not organizing as many events as he did a few years ago. Why?
Answer: He is not doing well.
Question: Will you build a memorial for your parents at Nachi, Krishnagiri (superstar’s native)?
Answer: (Before answering this question Rajni wanted to know who asked this question to which a young man raised his hand and said he is Karthik from Krishnagiri). I shall think about this. It is good of you to have raised this question.
Question: Many reporters termed you as a confused man. It hurt us.
Answer: (Laughs) You come out with that in front of reporters! Well, I agree that sometimes my actions are confusing. I just speak my mind out. But perspective varies and different people take my ideas in different ways. Some want to be confused. I cannot help them! And I have never been selfish. I never manipulate the press or society for my own good.
Question: Did you apologize because of the Hogennekal issue? Please explain?
Answer: I wish to move forward, but you ask me to regress. Well, it is good for us if we leave this issue and move forward. But since you have asked, I shall speak about it. Why would I have hatred against Kannadigas? Tamilnadu and Karnataka are like my eyes. Following Hogennekal issue, I said that all those who were involved in vandalizing theatres screening Tamil films should be beaten up, meaning, should be punished. But everyone misconstrued my idea and misquoted me. Later I apologized for not being clear in my statements. I do agree that my statements were quite confusing. I am sorry for that.
Question: You have been a top actor of Asia for the past 30 years. Please give your comments about this.
Answer: The reason for all this fame is my fans. I shall always be indebted to them for this.
Question: Will you meet your fans on your birthday?
Answer: (Smiles) It is a day of introspection for me. On this day, I sit down and contemplate why I was born. I spend my birthdays all alone – not even my family disturbs me on this day.
Finally, the actor said he would later meet fans at exclusive meetings for fans from each district and promised to take photographs with them individually. He would organize such meetings with fans every year from now, he added. “Remember that it is always your family first. Perform your duties well and expect appropriate returns,” he said.
A section of fans who expected major announcements from their ‘Thalaivar’ seemed a little disappointed that none was made.
“Anyway, we got to see him and be with him for nearly an hour. I can’t ask for more. He will tell us what to do at the right time,” said D. Rajini Selvam, a fan from Chennai.
A few others proceeded to the stage after the actor left and took photographs with the chair he sat on. “I could not take a picture with him. Let me at least take one with his chair,” said another ardent fan.
According to the Industry Sources, The maker Gowtham Menon has announced that the film Varanam Aayiram will be hitting the screens on 14th November 2008 as against the scheduled Diwali release. This will be a major disappointment for Surya and Gautham fans across the globe who were eager to watch the film during the festival weekend. The film has hot star Surya along with Sameera Reddy, Divya and Simran. Surya dons a dual role and what more he appears as a school student and has managed to get six pack abs after rigorous workout for the movie. Harris Jayaraj’s music is a major talking point of the film. He has composed half-a-dozen songs for the film. The film announced with a budget of 14 crores has drawn inspirations from the Hollywood movie ‘Forrest Gump’ starring Tom Hanks and has been made in a way to suit the Indian audience. A major portion of the movie was shot in Brooklyn University. After tasting success in ‘Khaakha Khaakha’, both Surya and Gowtham are confident of repeating the success in ‘Varanam Aayiram’.
The main reason is that the trade on the film, selling of distribution areas is going slow. Added to that in smaller stations all the good screens has been taken over by Aegan and Seval. The overseas distributor of the film has to get theatres, as Aegan has grabbed all the screens this Diwali. Two big Tamil films cannot be accommodated at the same time in FMS area. It is a very good decision taken by Gautham and his new partner in “Cloud Nine”, who will be marketing the film in Tamilnadu. A solo release on Nov 14 worldwide will ensure more screens and a bumper opening.
- Cast : Surya, Sameera Reddy, Divya
- Director : Gowtham Menon
- Music Director : Harris Jayaraj
- Camera : Rathnavelu
- Lyrics : Thamara
- Producer : V.Ravichandran
- Cast: Vikram, Shriya Saran, Vivek, Santhanam, Krishna, Indrajith
- Director: Susi Ganesan
- Camera: N. K. Ekambaram
- Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad
- Producer: Kalaipuli S. Dhanu
- Film Distribution: Kalaipuli International
Cast: Krishnakumar, Udhaya, Sherin, Megha Nair, Swetha
Production: Balu Poththan, Ram Prakash
Music: Peter John