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, 2 months ago
Kamal Haasan's list of controversies is almost as long as his impressive filmography.One of the greatest actors of our time, Kamal Haasan, has courted quite a few controversies in recent times. For several decades now, religious and political organisations, right wing and pro-Tamil groups have been objecting to his films, mostly on trivial grounds, like the title or lyrics. Here's a roundup of Haasan’s films that have got into trouble over the years: Thevar Magan (1992) Image: ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Film reviewer S Saraswathi was disappointed as the screenings of Kamal Haasan's Uttama Villain were cancelled at the last minute due to some financial problems between the producers and financiers. I reached the jam-packed theatre and rushed through the crowds, not wanting to miss the opening scene of Kamal Haasan’s Uttama Villain. I arrived panting and sweating only to find the watchman blocking the way, even after showing him the ticket. He was trying to simultaneously communicate to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Get your lowdown of what's happening Kannada cinema! Madhoo of Roja fame, made a comeback in 2013 with Balaji Mohan’s Tamil-Malayalam bi-lingual Vaayai Moodi Pesavum / Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram. She now makes a comeback in Kannada with the Sudeep starrer Ranna, which is a remake of Pawan Kalyan‘s Attarintiki Daredi in which she plays Sudeep’s mother-in-law. Her last Kannada film was Time Bomb, which came out in 1994. *** Kishore to work with Kamal Haasan ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities. Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan's cold war ended a while ago when they appeared at public places, and hugged... and hugged... and hugged! But now, SRK has taken it a level higher by tweeting about Salman's Eid release, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and sharing its first poster. 'I believe Being a brother is bigger than being a Hero. ‘Bhaijaan’ coming Eid 2015. How do u like the first look?' he tweeted. Well, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A look at Akki’s history of recycled South Indian fare. Formula for success is hard to find. Unless…you’re Akshay Kumar. If it’s not the prolific Khiladi movies, it’s remakes of South Indian hits. His May 1 release, Gabbar is Back co-starring Shruti Haasan and Kareena Kapoor (in a cameo) may allude to Sholay's iconic antagonist but the upcoming action drama is (rest assured) a remake of the 2002 Tamil hit Ramanaa featuring Vijayakanth. Love or loath it, it’s ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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