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♪♪ Nenje Nenje ♪♪ April 12, 2010

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Couldn’t sleep much…so watching videos before getting ready for work.    


This one on repeat mode.  What a song from Harris Jayaraj. Such beautiful visuals…and how eye popingly GORGEOUS does this man look?!!!! Small youtube embed player doesn’t do him any justice.    


Wishing everyone a wonderful day 🙂   





A R Murugadoss’s Ezham Arivu – with Surya, Shruti hassan (Updated – First Look) March 29, 2010

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Surya Interview March 1, 2010

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Shining brighter than ever

Prathibha Nandakumar

Source: Deccan Herald


Recently, when Surya was called to receive the Vijay TV Best Actor award for Vaaranam Aayiram, from Kamal Hassan, he came on stage and overcome by emotion, prostrated before Kamal Hassan. A deeply moved Kamal Hassan pulled Surya up and clasped him in a tight hug. The crowd went hysterical. Tears started pouring down the cheeks of veteran actor Shivakumar, Surya’s father. I catch up with Surya on location at Ramavaram, Chennai, where he is shooting for Singham.


surya interview‘I have grown up worshipping Kamal Hassan. To receive the award from him, especially when he was also nominated, was too much to handle.’ 


Excerpts from the interview:


It was a touching gesture….It was a very humbling moment. I have grown up worshipping Kamal Hassan. To receive the award from him, especially when he was also nominated, was too much to handle. I reacted spontaneously.


But what about your father Shivakumar, a popular actor himself?
Strangely, not so. Though he was in the movies, at home he is like any working parent. Sometimes, when I see his old movies, I wonder if it is the same man sitting next to me who is on-screen giving such a brilliant performance! My coming into the film world was not pre-determined. After finishing college in Coimbatore, I joined a textile company and worked. After some time, when I decided to take up acting, there were huge doubts  about whether it was the right choice or not. But I jumped in and here I am today (smiles).


For a 25-film-wonder you have scaled amazing heights, both in terms of performance as well as box-office returns. How do you manage the adulation?

Thank you. I’m extremely aware that this too shall pass. But it did not happen overnight. I had my share of struggling days too. The success came slowly, step by step. I got used to it gradually. My feet are firmly planted on the ground. The film is a make-believe world, let me be in reality.




Surya, Vivek Oberoi in RGV’s Rakta Charitra **stills/trailers** (Updated) February 9, 2010



Surya’s Singam – directed by Hari **Stills** (Updated – Reviews) December 29, 2009

Reviews in the comments section if interested 🙂

.Singam Movie Latest Stills


Wooot! Excited again. I know,I am fickle like that.


Kadhal Vandhale promo 4            (more…)


2009 Kollywood – The winners and losers! December 20, 2009

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ayan suryaAvatar more or less marks the end of a shaky and capricious year, 2009. It’s ironic that the visually stunning Avatar, undoubtedly the world’s most expensive movie, should release towards the end of a depressing year that shook world economies and reduced some of them into rubble. Nevertheless, it’s being raved by critics and viewers and may well usher 2010 in style while still ruling the box office collections all over the world. For after all, it’s just not enough you watch it once and almost all reviews seem to suggest to watch it a couple of times to relish the detailing of the fluorescent, endearing Na’vis that make Avatar what it is.


The prospects of releasing another Tamil movie during the same weekend might not be the brightest of ideas. But if it’s a Vijay starrer, Vettaikaran, chances are that it might override all influences and emerge unscathed; if not in the cities, at least in the other less prominent centers.

With that, it’s time for stocktaking for we have reached the fag end of yet another almost uneventful year in Tamil movies.


Notwithstanding a few real-good Indie gems, this year is also mostly devoid of any hits. The only blockbuster of the year remained Surya’s Ayan that released during the beginning of the year although his Aadhavan also topped collection lists all over.




Star Night Charity Event *pics/videos* November 7, 2009

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Surya’s Aadhavan Reviews/Box office October 14, 2009

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Suriya’s KS Ravikumar directed Diwali release Aadhavan produced by Udayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Pictures has grossed an amazing Rs 79 lakhs from Sathyam Cinemas in 16 days!


As per trade sources, Rs 79 lakhs gross in 16 days is a new record at the multiplex. The collections were fantastic because it was screened simultaneously in two of the biggest screens in the complex for two weeks, with additional shows during the Diwali weekend.




Suriya’s Aadhavan has taken a flying start at the box-office!


The film has released in maximum screens in nearly 450 screens in TN, Kerala and Karnataka.


In NSC area it has done Rs 1.37 crore, while Chennai city reported 100 percent opening on day one of its release. Coimbatore has reported 97 percent on opening day, while in Madurai too the film has taken a very good opening.


And in Bangalore, it released in 20 screens and reported higher revenues than the Hindi film Blue on the first day. In Kerala, at 1000 plus single screens like Kavitha Ernakulam and Anjali in Thiruvananthapuram it has taken 100 percent opening!


Rest here:





Behindwoods Review – 2.5/5


Click for  Full Review:    On the whole, Aadhavan is trademark KSR cinema. It has action, comedy, sentiment, romance, music and masala, not to forget his special appearance at the end. There are flaws, missing pieces, loose ends and a stereotyped climax that might put you off, but commercial cinema is always prone to such errors. If you are not a stickler for logic or substance, there are quite a few positives to sit back and enjoy



Sify Review –  Have Fun.

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Suriya speaks on Aadhavan October 8, 2009

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 aadhavan-10   press conf. today at Hotel Green Park, Chennai.


The worldwide gross box-office collections of Suriya’s films in the last five years, place the actor on a different level. He does every kind of cinema and is extremely versatile. He doesn’t want to be slotted in any image trap and if anyone had doubts about his pulling power at the box-office, Ayan silenced them all. Now the actor is tensed as a lot is riding on Aadhavan, his Diwali release has been sold at all areas for a rumoured Rs 40 crore, the highest in his career. In a brief chat with the media the Badshah of Box-office speaks.


Excerpts :

How was it working with KS Ravikumar, the director with the midas touch?

I was a bit tensed in the beginning and let me confess that it was my dream to work with him. He has directed all big stars like Rajikanth and Kamal Hassan and given so many blockbusters in Tamil. But after a few days of shooting, I started thoroughly enjoying and I learned so much from him. He is cool as cucumber. In fact, both of us are back with Aadhavan after giving super hits like Dasavatharam and Ayan.


Tell us about your producer Udayanidhi Stalin?

Uday is more like a friend and I have not seen a producer who is so involved with his film. His passion and commitment has to be seen to be believed. He was there throughout the shoot, even in the very cold Iceland and was a big support and seeing that we had no problem at any given point of time.


So what’s Aadhavan all about?         (Read More…)