♪♪ Kattu Sirukki ♪♪ July 8, 2010
…in all its beautiful and surreal glory. The most amazing chemistry between Vikram and Aishwarya which I didn’t feel in Raavan with Abhi. Vikram’s quiet predatory intensity and Aish’s awareness of it is amazing to watch. Enjoy!!
There have been discussions between a few friends and me on twitter…we couldn’t quite agree whether Aish starts to feel a sexual attraction to Veera at this point or whether her not fighting back (towards the end) was a sign was fear of his physical strength and that he may hurt her…. judge for yourselves.
Half Yearly Report – Telugu & Tamil Cinema July 1, 2010
I have added the Tamil report which is not as extensive in the comments section. (Sify’s confused trade reporting continues…they are calling Raavanan as hit now)
By Telugucinema.com | Thursday, 24 June , 2010, 09:42
2010 has so far been good for Telugu cinema despite the fact that the success ratio has not increased. Very few big films lost money and even the small films got a good mileage. Balakrishna’s Simha is the biggest blockbuster so far. At the end of six months, the final hits and misses in Tollywood are as follows.
Collections: Biggest hit so far and might end up making a profit of Rs 30 -35 Crores.
Cost of production: About 18 Crores
Profit/Loss ratio: Producer Parachuri Prasad (his son Kiriti is the official producer though) safely released the movie despite a track-record of flops. He made huge money after the release. Distributors got the biggest profit ever in the recent times. Distributor in Guntur made huge profits. Interestingly, distributor of Nizam too had big laugh, although traditionally Nizam is considered a weak territory for Balakrishna. Producer sold off satellite rights (Rs 3 Crore) to Maa Tv before the release, if he had sold it after the release, it could have gone for more than Rs 5 Cr.
1. Adurs (more…)
Prabhas’s next – Kajal, Tapsee *working stills* June 25, 2010
Title rumored to be – Mr Perfect
Review – Raavanan/Raavan June 19, 2010
My plan was only to watch Raavanan last night. Not only because I would watch Vikram 100x over Abhi but also because from the stills and promos it seemed obvious to me that Vikram would play the role subtle, better. Also early reviews suggested that Vikram’s role in the Hindi version was nothing to write home about. Well I can myself now confirm that is indeed the case as I decided to also watch Raavan straight after.
First of all, Raavanan/Raavan is clearly inspired from the Ramayana. Why Mani went around categorically denying this fact is beyond me. Anyway this is a film I had been looking forward to for a long time and I was not disappointed.
The film starts with the kidnap of Ragini by Veera. We are not told why but as the story goes on we are given information here and there to explain what is going on and there is also a flashback. I think this is one of the reasons audiences have complained that the 1st half feels choppy and abrupt. A few people who watched with me also complained that pace was too slow. I did not find it so.
Vikram is outstanding. A very convincing performance. He is unsurprisingly very natural and believable as Veera, Very comfortable in his surroundings and as man of the people who is loved, respected and feared. On the other hand, (more…)
57th Filmfare South Nominations List (Updated – winners) June 14, 2010
- Allu Arjun – Arya 2
- Kamal Haasan – Eenadu
- Prabhas – Billa
- Ram Charan Teja – Magadheera
- Ravi Teja – Kick
- Arya 2
- Koncham Ishtam Koncham Kashtam
Best Director: (more…)
Ladies at Tollywood Trophy Dress Launch June 6, 2010
I was going to skip posting about this event since it is being covered extensively, but … I couldn’t help but notice how gorgeous and elegant the ladies were looking and decided to post some pics of them only. I really liked almost all the outfits…for once! and even the color themed fashion show had some great dresses on display. IIFA move over 🙂
Asin Interview June 3, 2010
Asin is back in Chennai to shoot her new Tamil film Kaavalkkaran directed by Siddique with Vijay as the co-star. It is the remake of Bodyguard made by the same director in Malayalam with Dileep and Nayantara in the lead. It is after a long gap that she is acting in a Tamil film. She has also signed two Hindi films many months after her second film London Dreams flopped.
Asin talks to press about life in Mumbai and her new films. Excerpts:
How has life been in Mumbai?
Life has been good. Mumbai has been great, and the city and the industry had been welcoming.
Did stardom in the Hindi industry, awards and the success of your first film Ghajini come as a surprise to you?
I was not expecting anything. So, there was no surprise or any such feeling. I only wanted the film to do well. Of course, Kalpana (in Ghajini) is a good character. Then there’s the fact that you are acting with Aamir Khan.
Everything put together, it worked and people liked the end product. People were quite welcoming and appreciative of the way I portrayed Kalpana.
After the stupendous success of Ghajini, London Dreams did not do well. Were you disappointed?
Not really. Each film has its own fate and you can’t go through personal emotions based on the highs and lows of a film. Acting is a career and you can’t expect everything to work out the way you want. One has to be mature enough to handle that.
Many actors and actresses sign a number of films after the success of their films but you chose not to sign any film other than London Dreams. Why is it so?