According to sources, Ilayathalapathy Vijay's 51st film Velayudham, directed by Jayam Raja, will grace theatres on August 31, 2011 (Ramzan). Bubbly Genelia and Hansika Motwani are the heroines. Vijay is currently busy with Shankar's Nanban, after which he is expected to team up with Seeman for Pagalvan.
The latest buzz is that due to going over budget, producer Aascar Ravichandaran is finding it difficult to distribute the film. So Aascar films has decided to distribute the film under their own banner. There is widespread speculation that Velayudham is the remake of Nagarjuna's Telugu film Azad. Sony Music has bagged the music rights of Velayudham, composed by Vijay Anthony, for a whopping price. Vijay is said to be doing a typical Rajinikanth's Annamalai type milkman role, who bashes baddies with the help of an investigative television reporter (Genelia).The buzz is that there will be a lot of punch dialogues in the film, in a bid to hit out at Vijay's detractors. There are 15 villains and 30 comedians in the film, which will have five songs and six choreographed action scenes.
The elusive actress Meera Jasmine has been issued a summons by the CJM court in Kozhikode in "for not honouring her commitment to do a film after taking an advance amount."
Meera had approached the Kerala High Court saying that she should be granted exemption from making a personal appearance in the court, on the summons issued by CJM.
However, the High Court has rejected her appeal and asked her to be present at the court on or before August 8.
Malayalam producer and director KA Devarajan had filed a case against her that she had taken an advance of Rs 5 lakhs from him to do the film Swapnamalika, but failed to honour her commitment.
Meera's argument in the case is that after signing the contract, Devarajan had changed the story and started making the film with another heroine.
Meera was recently seen in Tamil films like Penn Singam and Ilanjian, both written by former chief minister M Karunanidhi.
The Malayalam actress is no longer doing films in her mother tongue and has two films to be released in Tamil, Mambattiyan and Adhinarayana.
Rowthiram will be released on August 12, 2011. The expectations are high because Rowthiram stars Jiiva, whose earlier outing Ko was a grand success. Rowthiram is directed by debutant Gokul and produced by Jiiva’s father RB Choudhury of Super Good Films.
The producer had re-shot some important scenes in the film because he wanted Jiiva to hold on to the success that he got in Ko. This has certainly upped the expectation levels for Rowthiram.
The film has Shriya Saran playing Jiiva’s arm candy. The music for Rowthiram has been scored by newbie Prakash Nikki.
Superstar Rajinikanth who returned to Chennai on the 13rd of July, was greeted by his fans who were happy to see their Thala Superstar returning to Chennai on good health. The Badshah got stupendous welcome by his fans who created frenzy.
Here we got some exclusive stills of Rajinikanth who was in the Singapore Mount Elizabeth hospital taking treatment for his health and took rest before returning to Chennai, is now staying with his son-in-law Dhanush, and grandsons in an apartment in Alwarpet, till his Poes Garden House gets renovated for Rajini to move to a infection free zone.
Surya who celebrates his birthday today is more than happy about how life has taken him so far both professionally and personally.
Surya who is gearing for the release of his 7aam Arivu movie where he has once again team up with AR Murugadoss, will be busy shooting with KV Anand for Matraan on his birthday which is today.
We hear that though he does not have any big plans for his big day, he says he would finish his shoot today and go home spend time with his family in the evening. The actor who was busy with his brother Karthi's Wedding all these days his now back with his professional work and is shooting in Chennai for Matraan.
About his birthday plans he reveals, “The shoot of K V Anand’s Maatran has kicked off in Chennai. So, I’ll be spending major portion of my day on the sets of the film. In the evening though, I will take off to spend some time with my family.”
Surya says he has some big plans chalked out for the year. He adds, “I can’t talk much about it now, but I might venture into something before my next birthday that I think I’ll be proud of. In fact, I’m working out on the feasibility of the projects currently and will make it official as soon as that’s done.”
Surya plays exciting roles in his upcoming movies. In 7aam Arivu is plays a circus artist, a Buddhist monk and for Maatraan we heard that he will be playing dual role and we get to see a younger fitter Surya than Vaaranam Aayiram.
About how his 7aam Arivu has shaped and how lucky and fortunate for him to play these different roles for his movies, excitedly Surya adds, “It’s a big leap for the team that worked on Ghajini. In the film, we’ve broken some stereotypes that we associate Tamil cinema with and have tried out a new grammar in filmmaking. I’m lucky to have got two very interesting films backto-back.”