Interesting update on Maniratnam's Ponniyin Selvan!

Written By Manoj Kumar | Updated: September 06, 2019 17:18 IST
Interesting update on Maniratnam's Ponniyin Selvan!

It is known news that director Maniratnam is working on his dream project Ponniyin Selvan, a film based on Kalki Krishnamoorthy's epic novel set in the backdrop of the Chola Kingdom.

 
As per the latest update, the film will have 12 songs with all of them to be written by Vairamuthu and music will be composed by AR Rahman.
 
Ponniyin Selvan features the stellar cast from all over India, which includes Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Amala Paul, Keerthy Suresh, Jayaram, and Mohan Babu.
 
The film regular shooting starts from the end of December and produced by Lyca Productions.



Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: July 06, 2020 16:29 IST
Buzz: Kamal Haasan to act in the directorial venture of Lokesh Kanagaraj; More details inside

Lokesh Kanagaraj is the most happening director in the Tamil film industry. He made his debut with the 2017 film Maanagaram. Later, he shot to fame with the last year's super hit Khaithi. He is now working on his upcoming film Master, featuring Thalapathy Vijay in the lead role. From the last few days, it is being reported that Lokesh will do his next film with Superstar Rajinikanth and it will get bankrolled by Kamal Haasan. The latest we hear is that he will not direct Rajini but Kamal Haasan himself. It seems that the project will go on the floors next year.

 
According to the Kollywood sources, as Rajini's ongoing project Annaatthe is still on hold due to the COVID-19, Lokesh is planning to make the film with Kamal. Apparently, Lokesh changed the script to suit the image of Kamal. It seems that Kamal Haasan will play the role of a Superstar in this movie. As Lokesh is a huge fan of Kamal, he is making sure to make this film a memorable one. Even in his previous films, Lokesh leaves various hints about various Kamal references.
 
Kamal Haasan is currently acting in the film Indian 2. Directed by Shankar, this movie features Kajal Aggarwal as the female lead. Rakul Preet Singh and Siddharth are essaying the other key roles in it. Anirudh Ravichander is composing the music of this movie.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: July 05, 2020 13:33 IST
Happy Birthday Sudha Kongara; Here is an insight into the career of this talented filmmaker

The film industry is generally a male-dominated workplace. However, over a period of time, we have seen some of the remarkable female technicians in the Indian film industry. One of them is Sudha Kongara. This talented filmmaker shot to fame with the super hit film Saala Khadoos. Today is her birthday. On this occasion, let us take a recap into her career.
 
Sudha Kongara got brought up in Chennai. During the initial stages of her career, she worked as an associate director for maverick filmmaker Mani Ratnam. She made her directorial debut with the 2008 movie Andhra Andagadu. However, it was the 2010 Tamil movie Drohi which brought her recognition. During the filming of Drohi, Sudha wrote a sport-based film. Finally, she made the film in 2016. Starring Madhavan and Ritika Singh in the lead roles, this movie got titled Irudhi Suttru in Tamil and Saala Khadoos in Hindi. The movie was a big hit in both languages. In 2017, Sudha remade the same film as Guru in Telugu. Venkatesh played the lead role in it. Even Guru ended up as a profitable venture at the box office.
 
Sudha is currently working on her next film Soorarai Pottru. Starring Suriya in the lead role, the film got inspired by the life of Air Deccan Founder GR Gopinath. The film will hit the screens once the lockdown of the theaters gets over.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: July 04, 2020 20:36 IST
Yuvan Shankar Raja is eagerly waiting to work with Thalapathy Vijay

One of the popular music directors in South India is Yuvan Shankar Raja. Even though he forayed into the film industry as Ilayaraja's son, Yuvan carved a niche to himself in no time. Eventually, he became a star composer in the Tamil film industry. During a recent interaction, Yuvan stated that he is willing to work with Thalapathy Vijay soon. He also added that Vijay has inspired him a lot.
 
Yuvan recently participated in an Instagram live chat. Speaking in the interaction, Yuan stated that he is ready to work with Vijay right now. The composer is waiting for a good film to collaborate with the actor. Both of them have earlier worked together for movies like Pudhiya Geethai and Velai. Their fans are eagerly waiting for yet another collaboration of this duo. Meanwhile, Yuvan is currently composing the music for Thala Ajith's upcoming film Valimai. Yuan also composed tunes for Ajith's last outing Nerkonda Parvaai. Speaking about Valimai, Yuvan said that things are shaping up well but the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the things a bit. Yuvan assured that fans will get satisfied by the album of Valimai.
 
Valimai is being directed by H. Vinoth Kumar. Boney Kapoor is bankrolling the project under the banner Bay View Projects. The film got done with half of its shoot. It may hit the screens early next year. Huma Qureshi is playing the female lead in it.


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