Pandiraj's Marina - First look [Pics] Siva Karthikeyan, Oviya 
Hailing from the basic lifestyle, the nonchalant director who made instant hit with his Pasanga, Pandiaraj is on the verge of his next movie. 
He made his directorial venture with his Pasanga which made a deep impact on the screens and to the film critics. His next movie is said to have titled as Marina with Siva Karthikeyan, the TV compere to be the hero with Oviya opposite to him. Pandiaraj hinted that this movie will focus on the illiterate children dwelling around the beach shores of Marina. Those who will come under the lens will be snack sellers, acrobats who excel on sea waves.

The story will depict the hand to mouth existence of these children at the core, he added. The film will have the charm of acting from Jayaprakash and Pakoda both who shot into fame through Pasanga. Pandiaraj has enfolded the cameraman Vijay for this film ( who has done the marvel with lens in Pasanga, Vamsam and Balaji Sakthivel’s Kaadhal). This movie will see the debut for Krish as the music composer, who did his studies at London’s Trinity College of Music. Pandiaraj has set the Bengal sea as the background and Marina as the prime location for this movie. Marina comes to the fore through another fame.
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Nanban: Vijay & Ileana's 4 get-ups 
It is a well-known fact that director Shankar always maintains grandeur in his films. Now he is going to be back once again with Nanban, the quickie in Shankar’s career.

Shankar has recently shot a song on a grandly erected set at a popular studio featuring Vijay and Ileana. Both Vijay and Ileana have appeared in four never seen before get-ups in this particular song. Director Shankar’s team has designed all these four get-ups according to the latest trends and styles. It is revealed that it took nearly two hours for Vijay to put on this make-up and the actor was all patient and supported the make-up team. The makers have spent lot of money for this song and costumes for this song.

The final editing of the film is under progress and Harris Jayraj is busy working on the songs. In all aspects the audio is expected to hit the stores mostly in the month of October.

Vijay & Ileana in never-seen-before costumes

Costumes in Shankar's films have always impressed the audience. Be it the old man getup of Kamal Hassan in Indian or Rajinikanth's superhero look in Endhiran, the filmmaker has been taking an extra care towards his actors attires and make-ups. Now, the director is doing the same for his forthcoming film Nanban.

According to reports, Shankar is leaving no stone unturned to show his lead actors in colourful way on silver screen. The director has chosen special attires and costumes for Vijay and Ileana D'Cruz for a song, which is currently being filmed in Chennai. The actors will be seen in never-seen before getups and different make-ups, add reports.

Vijay is said to be having four special getups and Ileana has some different looks in the song. The actors are spending close to two hours each to get their make-up done and remove it for the song, which is being choreographed by Farah Khan.

Meanwhile, sources have said the rumours on Ileana's ankle injury are false. The actress is fine and actively working on the song. Nanban, which is a remake of Bollywood movie 3 Idiots, will hit the screens in Diwali.
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Tamil Pesum Kathanayagi: Coimbatore auditions on Sept 17 
Heroines speaking Tamil have become rare in Kollywood these days! Looking at the top heroines in Tamil Cinema today, we realize that most of them are from the North and come from non-Tamil speaking backgrounds. It would be wonderful to have more actresses who understand Tamil, speak the language and of course, dub in their own voices.

To overcome this problem, Raj TV along with H2O and Galatta Media presents a unique concept of Tamil Pesum Kathanayagi... the search for the Tamil speaking female protagonist. This show, crafted by John Vijay and Mala Manyan, will surely reveal actresses who are connected to their roots, young women who love and appreciate the Tamil language. Earlier the Madurai auditions turned out to be a grand affair at Hotel Fortune Pandian in August.

So get ready for the Coimbatore auditions on September 17, 2011.

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Judges' panel includes Gautham Vasudev Menon, K.S. Ravikumar, Prabhu Deva, Vishnuvardhan, Mysskin, Cheran, Sasikumar, Vetrimaaran, Ameer, Vijay and Kannan.
Tamil Pesum Kadhanayagi, a one hour bi-weekly programme, will be aired every weekend in Raj TV. This show will be hosted by Balaji and Shilpa. Be a part of this Galatta hunt and get selected as a heroine by ‘Tamil Pesum Kadhanayagi’.
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Urumi shines at international fest

Santosh Sivan's cinematographical marvel, 'Urumi', will be screened at the NHK Asian Film Festival in Japan.  The film, released in August 2011, was originally made in Malayalam and subsequently dubbed in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.  'Urumi' is set in the 15th century and Vasco Da Gama's expedition of Kerala formed the backdrop of the story.
A mix of both fact and fiction, 'Urumi' stars Prithviraj, Arya, Prabhu Deva, Genelia D' Souza, Jagathy Ravikumar in the main cast.  Lauded by critics, it was also lapped up by the lovers of historical-fantasy films.
Made in a big scale, it also featured Vidya Balan and Tabu in cameo appearances.  The dialogues written in neat prose are one of the USPs of this biggie.
Its international stature was a foregone conclusion.
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Shah Rukh Khan to Clash with Vijay and Suriya!

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is all set to release his ambitious project ‘Ra.One’ all over the country and around the world. It is reported that the film is going to speak Tamil and Telugu language also as King Khan is planning to dub the movie in Tamil and Telugu and release it simultaneously when it sees its release worldwide. This, Khan has done understanding his popularity and big potential of south market!

It means Shah Rukh Khan is going to clash with Ilaya Thalapathy Vijay and Suriya as Mr. Khan is also releasing his ‘Ra.One’ on the Diwali day – October 26, the day that Vijay’s ‘Velayudham’ and Suriya’s ‘7aam Arivu’ are releasing. So, it seems there would be a tough fight between these big stars on this very auspicious day.

Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Ra.One’ is directed by Anubhav Sinha and produced by his home banner Red Chillies Entertainment and Eros International. Vijay’s ‘Velayudham’ is directed by Jayam Raja and produced by Aaskar Ravichandran and Suriya’s ‘7aam Arivu’ is directed by A R Murugadoss and produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Movies.
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4 Vijays & 4 Ileanas

Director Shankar assures grandeur in all his works. And the director is set to prove this once again in his forthcoming film 'Nanban', which has Vijay, Srikanth, Jiiva and Ileana D'cruz in lead roles.

"A song for Nanban was shot recently on a grandly erected set at a popular studio. Vijay and Ileana appeared in four never seen before get-ups for this number, which would be a visual treat to the audience," say sources in the know.

"All the four attires were designed by a team led by Shankar after carefully referring latest trends and styles. A lot of money and time was spent for the costumes and sets for this particular song," they add.

It is also said that it took two hours for Vijay to wear a particular make-up that was required for this number. "The actor was all patient and the director brought out the best from him. All is well with Nanban so far, aptly reflecting its tagline," sources say.
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Women are mature than men: Taapsee Pannu

Happy about being a woman is Tapsee, whose 'Vandhaan Vendraan' with Jiiva is hitting the screens tomorrow. "Women are more mature than men. All that they expect from their life partners is honesty, longtime commitment and security," she says.
On how her man should be, she says, "He should be loving and caring. At the same time, he should give me my space. I can't allow anyone to dominate me. At the same time, I will understand his feelings and will try to give my best as a perfect life partner."
On 'Vandhaan Vendraan', she says, "It is a great script and I had a great role to play. Thanks to director Kannan for casting me in the project. I was happy to work with Jiiva who had really taken pains for the movie. And Santhanam is a real scene stealer, giving us funny moments always."
Predicting that the film would become a hit, she says, "Because Kannan's treatment to the script was so good that it would impress one and all. I am confident that Vandhaan Vendraan would make its presence felt in the box-office in a big way."
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