The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has sought a ban on the upcoming Kamal Hassan Tamil flick ‘Uttama Villain’, claiming it would offend the religious sensibilities of Hindus. In a petition filed with city police, VHP city organiser Satyamurthy said the incarnations of Lord Vishnu has been criticised in the movie. In a song that begins as ‘Udirathin Kathai’ in Tamil folk style ‘Villupattu’, conversations between Vishnu devotee Prahalada and his father Hiranyakashipu ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'The best way to carry on that good man’s legacy is to make films like he did, love cinema like he did, and unearth talent like he did. K Balachanderis frozen forever in Uttama Villain on celluloid,' Uttama Villain director Ramesh Arvind tells Rediff.com contributor Praveen Sundaram. Ramesh Arvind, a veteran actor in Kannada and Tamil cinema will be making his directorial debut in Tamil with Kamal Haasan’s Uttama Villain. Incidentally, his first ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Some days I would feel disappointed, but not many people knew that I wanted to be an actress. I had to wait, and I would keep telling myself to stop complaining,' Akshara Haasan tells Patcy N/ Rediff.com Akshara Haasan steps into the spotlight with her debut film, Shamitabh, starring some of the names in showbiz, Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush. Daughter of Kamal Haasan and Sarika, Akshara is obviously very excited about the film. She tells Patcy N/ Rediff.com why she took up the film, and why ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Two successive Rajni flops could well mean that Tamil cinema might come to a grinding halt, affecting the careers of other big-ticket actors, banners and filmmakers, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Two Rajnikanth flop-shows in a row, and not just the actor’s career but the very idea of superstardom in Tamil cinema may be under threat. Rajni’s Kochchadaiyan and Lingaa both released in 2014 and both bombed at the box office. This sent distributors and exhibitors into a tail-spin and they ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'I am totally against banning any kind of material,' Aamir Khan speaks out. Coming down heavily on the Censor Board, which recently stoked controversy by banning some objectionable words, Aamir Khan said he is totally against banning any kind of material in media or films. "I am totally against banning any kind of material. When the I&B minister spoke to us, he also clarified that actually the ministry has no such list of cuss words. It's a certification board and not the censor ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Shamitabh spends all its time explaining its own jokes, notes Raja Sen.This just in: Amitabh Bachchan, an actor some of you might have heard of, has a pretty good voice. What? Not exactly breaking news? Yet director R Balki seems newly aware of that revelation, and, it appears, believes that mere worship of the Big B-aritone is enough to make for a fine film. An ode to that voice might have made sense in the 70s, before the Bachchan voice was absolutely everywhere, mimicked by anyone, used to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'I told Illaiyaraaja when he had composed music for 786 films that soon there will be 1,000. Today is that day.' The film industry felicitates music composer Illaiyaraaja. Some of the biggest stars of Indian cinema came together to honour a landmark achievement -- music composer Illaiyaraaja’s 1000th film, Shamitabh, on January 20 at Mumbai's Taj Lands End, in the western suburb of Bandra.Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, and Kamal Haasan took turns to describe their ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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