Nanban Movie Hit in Bangalore

Nanban Hit poster
The flick Nanban has been running packed houses in the State of Tamil Nadu with fans rushing in to catch the movie for the weekend. Nanban released in 450 screens across Tamil Nadu, 27 of them being in Chennai alone. Director Shankar, who had the movie release 2 days before the Pongal day is glad to see the response from neighboring regions too.
Karnataka capital Bangalore has shown a special interest for the movie. The wise decision of starring Vijay alongside sexy legs Ileana for the lead has done the trick for the director. Cine lovers just couldn’t resist the tempting offer as ticket counters have remained open and booked for all the shows in the metropolitan city. The movie also stars actor Jeeva and Srikanth playing college mates alongside Vijay, who falls in love with his college professor’s beautiful daughter Ria. Ileana plays the role of Ria, a medical student and Vijay’s love interest. Nanban has received 80% occupancy in theater halls across Bangalore and with the festive mood on the numbers could only get better.
Another star for Shankar and his wonderful team!

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Watch Chennai Rhinos Vs Mumbai Heroes CCL match today


 Celebrity Cricket League match
The Celebrity Cricket League kicked off yesterday at the Sharjah Stadium with the inaugural match being held between Mumbai Heroes and Telugu Warriors. The match ended in a tie with both teams leveling scores on the field. The second match of CCL 2012 will have our very own Chennai Rhinos going head to head with the Mumbai Heroes, at the Sharjah International Stadium.
Chennai Rhinos is headed by captain Vishal and Vikraanth as vice captain. Arya plays as off spinner with Karthik Kumar taking up the leg-spin duties. Left armed Abbas and actor Vishnu are the other spinners in the team. Prithvi plays the stroke maker and actor Ramanaa will double up as a batsman and wicket keeper when needed. The team has no lack of pace bowlers as Jeeva, Bharath, Jithan Ramesh,Shiva,Shanthanu, Srikanth and Hamsa Vardhan are ever ready to run an extra mile for glory. Actor Shaam is the only fast bowler in the team, as fans pray for an early torpedo delivery from him. Paceman Jeeva, excitedly says, “Now gonna play for Chennai Rhinos. Looking forward to play the match.”  The match will be telecasted LIVE on Suntv at 9:00 P.M. IST . Beauties Sameera Reddy and Amala Paul will cheer up our rhinos, confident of a deserving victory.
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Uma Riaz plays mother of Atharvaa in Bala’s Eriyum Thanal

Bala gets Uma Riaz for Eriyum Thanal
Bala’s Eriyum Thanal has already turned some heads clean. The director made news earlier for ordering 200 of his hired junior artists to get their heads spotlessly hair free before starting off the shoots. Atharva who is sporting the lead in the movie was not spared either, as he hid his bald looks under a black skull cap during the Mupozhudum Un Karpanaigal audio launch event.
Cute face Vedhika has been roped in to play the female lead, on agreement of doing some semi nude scenes in the movie. Now the Director has got a new addition in actress Uma Riaz, who will play the role of Atharva’s mom in the movie. Delighted to be part of the project Uma said, “If it wasn’t for director Bala I would have never taken up this mother role.” It was Uma’s performance as a pregnant police officer in the recent flick Mauna Guru that impressed Bala to get her on board for the movie.The director has mentioned that the film is based on a Malayalam novel and explores the struggles of bringing up children by their parents. Composer GV Prakash will be providing some fitting music to round up this release as another classic 
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Vettai Movie Online – Review


Cast : Madhavan, Arya, Sameera Reddy, and Amala Paul
Music Director : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography : Nirav Shah
Written and Directed by : N. Linguswamy
Producer : UTV Motion Pictures and Thirupathi Brothers
Lingusamy who has rocked the audience with his racy way of storytelling has once again won the race through Vettai starring Madhavan, Arya, Sameera Reddy, Amala Paul in the lead roles. His last release is Paiyaa with Karthi and Tamanna in the leadroles. The film went on to become a big hit, that recently the Hindi remake rights are bought by a leading producer.
Check out the Tamil Movie Review – ‘Vettai’
Story
The film is about two brothers Thirumurthi(Madhavan) and Gurumurthi(Arya) who share a great bond right from childhood with a police family background in Thoothukudi. While Thiru is a innocent boy who grows up in the same way whereas Guru is the exact opposite, He is bold and ready to clash with anyone that comes in his brother’s way. They grow up in the same manner till the later days too.
On the other side it is Vasanthi(Sameera Reddy) and Jayanthi(Amala Paul) who are born as sisters who remains naughty at all times. At one point these two brothers and sisters clash each other at funny circumstances and love blossoms between them.
There enters the Villian Ashutosh Rana and his gang who threatens the people of thoothukudi in every manner. At this point Thiru was given the responsibility to become the next Police officer on the lines of his father and grandfather. When the whole police department which includes Naseer and Thambi Ramaiah in special roles who are expecting Thiru to be a strict and bold person, they soon find out that he is fearful and calm natured.
Thirumurthi ties knot with Vasanthi at one point but troubles follow them so, Arya comes with a plan to switch sides without anyone’s notice. Soon the Villian group finds out this and smashes Guru at one stage. Now it is upto Thiru whether to become strong or stay weak which forms the rest of the climax.
Performance
Lingusamy has yet once again proved that he is a director who can give a high action oriented film with full of Commercial values like his earlier ventures, especially adding a Mass scene of Ajith’s Mankatha at the right place. Madhavan as the innocent brotherand police officer steals the show with his screen presence with Sameera Reddy, whereas Arya as the angry young man gives an high action entertainment to theaudience. Amala Paul with her cute looks and romance turns up your body heat.
Also Naseer and Thambi Ramaiah has did their roles with perfection. Ashutosh Rana and Muthukumar the one who was seen as the elder brother of Nani in Veppam remains as the same gangsters of action films. Raja Sundaram appears in a cameo role and does his part well.
Technicalities
Nirav Shah has scored big time with his Cinematography with rich visuals remains as the backbone of the film’s narration. Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja has been a highlight with rocking Bgms all over. While Editing by Antony gives a racy and crisp feel to the viewers.
Even though the film carries 5 songs, the film maintains the tempo till the end.
Analysis
Madhavan’s comeback will be Vettai for sure. The charming actor who was missing in Tamil cinema’s for a long period of time is back with a bang. Arya as the brother of Madhavan suits the character without any flaws and shares equal importance. Sameera Reddy and Amala Paul fill glamour to this high end action film.
Plus
Madhavan, Arya’s brotherhood
Sameera Reddy and Amala Paul’s hotness
Naseer and co’s funny moments
Yuvan’s Bgm
Crisp Editing
Nirav Shah’s Brilliant Cinematography
Minus
To much of action
Simple storyline
Mark : 3/5
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Vikram, Shankar Mega combo once again



Director Shankar’s next mega venture will be produced by AGS Entertainment.
Now the news is that Chiyaan Vikram will play the lead role in the untitled film.

This is going to be the most expected film since this Mega combo striked the Tamil audience with Blockbuster ‘Anniyan’ in 2005.
Sources say that Shankar is ready with a fresh script, he felt that Vikram only will fit the role with ease. So soon official announcements are expected.
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Who is Suriya’s heroine in Hari film?


It’s become a fashion in Tamil to throw in names like Katrina, Deepika, Sonam or Kareena when a big film is announced.
The media goes overboard and churns out speculative news that these A-listers from Bollywood are going to be the heroine to our larger-than-life heroes in mass action films.

Recently Soundarya Rajinikanth said that Katrina may sign Kochadiyaan opposite Rajinikanth. Earlier Deepika was supposed to be superstar’s heroine in Rana, which never took off.
Now the latest news doing the rounds is that Sonam has been signed to be Suriya’s heroine in Hari directed film. There are also reports that it’s not Sonam but the hot ‘n’happening Anushka who has bagged the role as Hari wants to repeat the Singam magic.
Remember that Sonam was in the news lately for supposedly being signed up for Mani Ratnam’s Pookadai but later it was confirmed that Samantha is the heroine.

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Vijay Distribute Relief Materials Pudhucherry

Actor Vijay is distributing relief material to Thane cyclone affected Pudhucherry people today.
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Nanban gets tax Exemption

Vijay's Shankar directed Nanban is getting full tax exemption for its clean and quality content. It is the first film to get the benefit under a new scheme introduced by the Jayalalithaa government.
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Dhanush's 3 movie to be released by Sun Pictures

Sun Pictures who seems to stay quiet for a long time with no release in hand will make their strong comeback says sources.

The recent issues with Sun Pictures has kept them to maintain a low profile, now it's heard that the team has grabbed Dhanush's '3' movie.

Sun Pictures who are well known for their attractive promotions has telecasted the audio launch of '3' movie recently.

But sources say that they will be releasing the film also in a grand manner. '3' is directed by Aishwarya R Dhanush with Shruti Hassan and Dhanush in the lead roles.

The film is expected for a February release.
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Actress Anushka Shetty is Very Punctual Says Suraj


Karthi is romancing Anushka in the direction of Suraj which is yet-to-be-titled.Anushka will be seen a distinct role in the film.

Director Suraj showers praises on Anushka as " Anushka is very punctual.The actress is sighted on the click, even if it is the early morning shoot along with her make up and costume."

Nikitha Thukral, Meghna Naidu, Sanusha and Santhanam are playing other key roles in the film.K.E.Gnanavel Raja is producing the movie under Studio Green Films banner.




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Nani,Samantha's Naan Ee first look on Pongal

Nani,Samantha's forthcoming bilingual movie Naan Ee in the direction of S.S.Rajmouli is busy in its shooting at rapid pace.The latest update we hear is that Naan Ee first look will be unvieled on
Jan 15th on the eve of Pongal.

The makers are in plans to release the first look of the film in telugu and tamil versions on the same day.The telugu version of the film is titled as Eega and is produced by Suresh Productions.PVP Cinemas are producing tamil version Naan Ee.

Rajamaouli confirms the news as "We are releasing a couple of Eega & Naan Ee designs this Pongal, the first look. Hope you'll like it."

Naan Ee is a socio-fantasy film havin Nani,Samantha and Kannada Actor Suddep in lead roles and Santhanam is essaying comic role in the tamil version of the movie.




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Prakash Raj's Dhoni Tamil & Telugu Movie Stills


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Sylvester Stallone's The Expandables 2 (EX2) First Look Pictures

The highly-anticipated, all-star action sequel THE EXPENDABLES 2 (or EX2) won't be hitting theaters until August 17, 2012. Anyway, check out two new photos below which features Sylvester Stallone as well as the first look at the team's one-and-only female member, Yu Nan, who plays Maggie. 






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5 New Posters Of Star Wars : Episode I - The Phantom Menace

I'm sure (most) movie fans have already watched STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE back in 1999 when the movie was first released. This coming February 9, prepare to experience the movie again in a brand new 3D presentation. Now LucasFilm has released five new posters & wallpapers for the upcoming re-release, where you can check them out below.









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Nanban Box Office Gross Collection World Wide: Rs 8.32 Crores

Vijay starrer Nanban which was released world wide on January 12 received positive reviews from all websites and media.

The movie is getting record openings at Box-Office. Family audiences are rushing to theaters to get tickets. As per our recent reports Nanban has collected around Rs 8.32 Crore in first day at Box-office.


Overall First Day Gross Collections world wide: Rs 8.32 Crores

The opening collection of the movie is greater-than Vijay previous films. Trade pundits expecting more collection than first day in weekend. Keep watch this space for day by day collections...




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Vikram, Shankar Mega combo once again

Director Shankar’s next mega venture will be produced by AGS Entertainment.
Now the news is that Chiyaan Vikram will play the lead role in the untitled film.

This is going to be the most expected film since this Mega combo striked the Tamil audience with Blockbuster ‘Anniyan’ in 2005.
Sources say that Shankar is ready with a fresh script, he felt that Vikram only will fit the role with ease. So soon official announcements are expected.
READ MORE - Vikram, Shankar Mega combo once again

Who is Suriya’s heroine in Hari film?

It’s become a fashion in Tamil to throw in names like Katrina, Deepika, Sonam or Kareena when a big film is announced.
The media goes overboard and churns out speculative news that these A-listers from Bollywood are going to be the heroine to our larger-than-life heroes in mass action films.

Recently Soundarya Rajinikanth said that Katrina may sign Kochadiyaan opposite Rajinikanth. Earlier Deepika was supposed to be superstar’s heroine in Rana, which never took off.
Now the latest news doing the rounds is that Sonam has been signed to be Suriya’s heroine in Hari directed film. There are also reports that it’s not Sonam but the hot ‘n’ happening Anushka who has bagged the role as Hari wants to repeat the Singam magic.
Remember that Sonam was in the news lately for supposedly being signed up for Mani Ratnam’s Pookadai but later it was confirmed that Samantha is the heroine.
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Vettai Movie – Review

Cast : Madhavan, Arya, Sameera Reddy, and Amala Paul
Music Director : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography : Nirav Shah
Written and Directed by : N. Linguswamy
Producer : UTV Motion Pictures and Thirupathi Brothers

Lingusamy who has rocked the audience with his racy way of storytelling has once again won the race through Vettai starring Madhavan, Arya, Sameera Reddy, Amala Paul in the lead roles. His last release is Paiyaa with Karthi and Tamanna in the lead roles. The film went on to become a big hit, that recently the Hindi remake rights are bought by a leading producer.
Check out the Tamil Movie Review – ‘Vettai’
Story
The film is about two brothers Thirumurthi(Madhavan) and Gurumurthi(Arya) who share a great bond right from childhood with a police family background in Thoothukudi. While Thiru is a innocent boy who grows up in the same way whereas Guru is the exact opposite, He is bold and ready to clash with anyone that comes in his brother’s way. They grow up in the same manner till the later days too.
On the other side it is Vasanthi(Sameera Reddy) and Jayanthi(Amala Paul) who are born as sisters who remains naughty at all times. At one point these two brothers and sisters clash each other at funny circumstances and love blossoms between them.
There enters the Villian Ashutosh Rana and his gang who threatens the people of thoothukudi in every manner. At this point Thiru was given the responsibility to become the next Police officer on the lines of his father and grandfather. When the whole police department which includes Naseer and Thambi Ramaiah in special roles who are expecting Thiru to be a strict and bold person, they soon find out that he is fearful and calm natured.
Thirumurthi ties knot with Vasanthi at one point but troubles follow them so, Arya comes with a plan to switch sides without anyone’s notice. Soon the Villian group finds out this and smashes Guru at one stage. Now it is upto Thiru whether to become strong or stay weak which forms the rest of the climax.
Performance
Lingusamy has yet once again proved that he is a director who can give a high action oriented film with full of Commercial values like his earlier ventures, especially adding a Mass scene of Ajith’s Mankatha at the right place. Madhavan as the innocent brother and police officer steals the show with his screen presence with Sameera Reddy, whereas Arya as the angry young man gives an high action entertainment to the audience. Amala Paul with her cute looks and romance turns up your body heat.
Also Naseer and Thambi Ramaiah has did their roles with perfection. Ashutosh Rana and Muthukumar the one who was seen as the elder brother of Nani in Veppam remains as the same gangsters of action films. Raja Sundaram appears in a cameo role and does his part well.
Technicalities
Nirav Shah has scored big time with his Cinematography with rich visuals remains as the backbone of the film’s narration. Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja has been a highlight with rocking Bgms all over. While Editing by Antony gives a racy and crisp feel to the viewers.
Even though the film carries 5 songs, the film maintains the tempo till the end.
Analysis
Madhavan’s comeback will be Vettai for sure. The charming actor who was missing in Tamil cinema’s for a long period of time is back with a bang. Arya as the brother of Madhavan suits the character without any flaws and shares equal importance. Sameera Reddy and Amala Paul fill glamour to this high end action film.
Plus
Madhavan, Arya’s brotherhood
Sameera Reddy and Amala Paul’s hotness
Naseer and co’s funny moments
Yuvan’s Bgm
Crisp Editing
Nirav Shah’s Brilliant Cinematography
Minus
To much of action
Simple storyline
Mark : 3/5
READ MORE - Vettai Movie – Review

NANBAN MOVIE REVIEW

Starring: Vijay , Jiiva, Ileana, Sathyaraj, Srikanth Direction: ShankarMusic: Harris JeyarajProduction: Gemini Film Circuit

The official remake of the blockbuster Three Idiots is here! We wondered, when lesser blockbusters were being remade, why this cracker of a story was not finding its way down south. But, all good things take some time in the making and it is somehow fitting that a tale loved by most part of the nation, first in the form of Chetan Bhagath’s ‘Five Point Someone’ and then in the form of Rajkumar Hirani’s Three Idiots, is brought down south by Shankar, the man with the Midas touch.
Well, there are very few people who might not yet know the basic premise of the movie; thanks mostly to the overwhelming success of the book and the original movie. Its about three friends, the four years they spend in college with one of them trying to be a free bird in a system that clips wings, their run ins with a draconian educationist, a cute romance angle and a secret. Well, that’s a lot on the plate of a single movie, you might think. But, the script is one masterpiece, originally by Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinodh Chopra, as it brings together all these elements into a fun filled, hilarious, touching, meaningful and immensely entertaining three hours. You get everything that you would want to from a college movie; the camaraderie that you cherish forever, the pressure of academics, marks, the fun and even the geeks and nerds. Nanban is not a full length comedy, but there are numerous instances which will make your belly ache with laughter (the ‘karpazhippu’ scene is an absolute scream); neither is Nanban a love story, but it does have a very likeable romance; Nanban is also not a social statement, but it does point out some gaping holes in the educational system. Well then, what is Nanban? Well, it is a complete package for those who love good, clean, sensible entertainment (that means all of us!).
Nanban marks the return of Shankar to a youth oriented film after Boys, that was eight years back. It also marks the return of Vijay to a completely youth centric college goer role. And boy, haven’t they gone all out to make it a success. We don’t see Vijay in the movie, it is only Panchavan Parivendhar! He has given himself completely to the role, surrendering to the demands of the script. For an actor who has played the ‘carefree guy who loathes books’ stereotype almost all his career, this is one role that offers a diametric opposite. Vijay takes it on and proves his versatility. The years have not dimmed his boyish charm and energy, you don’t doubt for a second whether he is a college student; an almost perfect performance. Jiiva brings in his own charms to the movie, as the God fearing guy who just wants to get through college and start earning but is far too apprehensive and distracted. We have seen his comic timing before; he uses it beautifully here too, and scores with the sentiments as well. You just have to watch him start the ‘induction motor’! Srikanth, the dark horse! Well, he holds up well with the more seasoned performers and when he gets a chance, he proves his mettle in the quite emotional scene with his father. A very well balanced act!
What can we say about Ileana? Where was she for almost 5 years after Kedi? Never mind, because she is back with a bang. A very impressive performance which uses glamour only as an embellishment, not main item itself. She shows no difficulty with Tamil, displays quite a crackling chemistry with Vijay, emotes well and dances with élan. We could see more of her in Tamil cinema very soon. But, the big surprise packet of the whole affair is none other than Sathyaraj. As the hard nosed principal of an engineering college who wants to treat everyone as a machine, he excels and proves that class and experience is a combination that cannot be bogged down for long. His dialogue delivery is absolutely spot on. Sathyan gets a huge opportunity and doesn’t let it go as he makes the nerdy ‘Silencer’ memorable in Tamil too; he carries off the utterly important ‘karpazhippu’ scene perfectly. Hope he gets more fitting opportunities in the future. S.J.Suryah’s cameo is also good.
The best thing about Nanban is its casting! Shankar has put in a lot of thought and roped in just the right actors for each and every role. Even the smallest of characters seem to have been hand picked, the results show. Dialogues by Shankar and Madhan Karky are sharp, witty, funny and meaningful as different occasions demand. They have imported the meaning of the original Hindi lines without making the Tamil look artificial, a very deft job. Harris Jeyaraj brings in his musical touch, we enjoy ‘Asku Laska’. Manoj Paramahamsa makes every frame pleasing on the eye, the work in ‘Asku Laska’ is particularly good.
You really have to be a hard nosed person to find faults with this movie, much like Sathyaraj’s character. But, one could say that the crash course in child delivery atop a TT table is a bit difficult to believe! And, one also cannot understand a student of an engineering college in Tamil Nadu wearing a very north Indian sherwani for his college speech. Also, why is Virumandi Santhanam’s daughter’s marriage looking so much like a north Indian affair with turbans and all? Perhaps Shankar could have changed these from Three Idiots. But, again, these are minute flaws in an otherwise top class product.
Nanban has got more than something for everyone. It is very unlikely that a person finds such a wholesome package unsatisfying. Yes, Vijay does not show any heroism; he gives it all up for the integrity of the script. But, fans, don’t be disheartened, because what you get it lieu more than makes up for it. The only way you can detract from the achievement of this team is through the fact that the movie almost looks like a frame by frame remake of Three Idiots, especially in the first half. Do we need a creative genius like Shankar to give us a frame by frame remake? We see his signature only in the song picturisation. But, look at it this way. The original was so good that even a genius like Shankar hardly felt like making any changes. So, lets applaud Shankar for trusting the original and resisting the temptations to give his own touches. Also, let us not forget to applaud the makers of the original, Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinodh Chopra, for building a script that would work anywhere in India. If you haven’t seen Three Idiots, Nanban will be an absolutely joyful experience.  And if you have seen it, still go for Nanban and relive the magic; it’s worth it.
Verdict: All is absolutely well!
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