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Chennai, Oct 3: Arya's recently released Tamil romantic-comedy "Raja Rani" has turned out to be a blockbuster. The actor is delighted with the audience reaction, but says he never anticipated such a response.
"We were positive about the film right from the day one of shooting, but I didn't think it will turn out to be the biggest hit in my career. I'm extremely happy with the response to the film. I have been told that family audiences are watching it even on weekdays," Arya told Ians.
"Raja Rani", which released Sep 27, reportedly minted over Rs.15 crore in first four days in Tamil Nadu.
"I think one of the reasons of the success is the fact that we were always positive and we continue to be even today. We believed. »
- Leon David
Chennai, Sep 4: The much-awaited Ajith Kumar-starrer Tamil action-thriller "Arrambam", currently in post-production phase, has joined the Diwali race along with actor Karthi Sivakumar's "All In All Azhagu Raja".
"Our film 'Arrambam' will finally hit the screens during Diwali. It will be a feast for Ajith's fans as it is almost after a year that his film is coming out," the film's producer A.M. Rathnam, told Ians.
The film. »
- Leon David
The Tamil action drama Vettai was produced in 2012 and became an instant super hit. The film was directed by N. Linguaswamy. The cast of the Tamil film included Arya, R. Madhavan, Sameera Reddy and Amala Paul. The story revolved round two brothers. The elder is frightened of violence while the younger is a rogue. The father is a police officer. After he dies, his job is taken by his elder son. The film deals with what happens after this. Karan Johar was favorably impressed with Vettai and had thought of remaking the film. In a statement he said, "I was very impressed with 'Vettai' when I watched it, but I didn't know Ut »
With a plethora of south remakes in Bollywood, the new entrant in this category is the Vettai remake. And now, Karan Johar who was quite impressed with this Arya, R Madhavan and Sameera Reddy starrer plans to go ahead with a Bollywood remake. Also, KJo has joined hands with Utv who have already been planning for this remake since a few months. While the Dharma Productions head honcho surely confirms his partnership for the film, the cast is yet to be finalized. This remake has already been a victim of casting rumours in the past, where names like Abhishek, John and Shahid were attached to the film. »
There continues to be uncertainty around John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan pairing up for the Hindi remake of Vettai. Though there were recent reports indicating that the Dostana pair had been signed for the film which would be directed by Abbas-Mustan, the fact remains that talks haven't even reached the signing stage yet.
"In fact leave aside signing, it is just an intent of interest which has been shown", informs a source, "It is being wrongly portrayed that the team is all set to get going. There is nothing confirmed yet. Yes, Abbas-Mustan would be doing the film but for John and Abhishek to come together for the film, there are still formalities pending."
While it is a given that the duo would be first coming together for Karan Johar and Tarun Mansukhani's Dostana 2, an announcement around which is still awaited, it would be a while before remake Vettai comes under the radar. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Remakes are a weekly announcement that we hear and while the film in question isn’t new, the change is. The Tamil film, Vettai that starred south actor Arya and our own R. Madhavan, was to be remade with Shahid Kapoor and Ali Zafar stepping into Arya and Madhavan’s roles and become director Linguswamy debut in Hindi. But the latest reports say the director baton has been passed onto director duo Abbas- Mastan by Utv Motion Pictures and the duo have zeroed in on Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham to play the leads.
“We will direct the film (Vettai). To suit the sensibilities of mass audience here, we have made certain changes” the duo has said to Times of India as they also confirmed the two actors have given the nod to the project with filming slated to begin early next year.
An action entertainer, the film is about »
- Githa Vanan
As much as I tried not to compare the film with its original, there are instances in the film where you automatically revisit the Hindi version. In an attempt to do justice to the original, "Settai" fails to innovate and gives audiences more reasons not to like it even when it desperately attempts to entertain in an exercise it partly succeeds in.
The story takes us through the escapades of three friends,. »
- Anita Agarwal
Chennai, March 24: What does Tamil director R. Kannan find most challenging in remakes? It's casting, he says as he anxiously awaits the release of his upcoming Tamil comedy "Settai" -- a remake of Hindi adult comedy "Delhi Belly".
"However, casting for 'Settai' was most challenging because initially all the actors were sceptical how would I remake the film for Tamil audience," he added.
"When I met Arya to discuss the idea of the film, he was taken aback that. »
- Shiva Prakash
"There isn't any lip-lock in any of my upcoming movies. Please stop spreading rumours," Hansika posted on her twitter page.
Her other. »
- Leon David
9 items from 2013
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