18 items from 2012
Who would think Akshay Kumar with his lean wiry look and super-fit physique would need to lose more weight for a role? For his army captain's role in A R Murugadoss' remake of his Tamil hit Thuppakki, Akshay Kumar has been asked lose 7 kgs. Pronto! Because the shooting starts on December 20, since the Christmas week is considered lucky by Murugadoss. Says a source close to the Tamil director, "He released his Ghajini in December. Since then Murugadoss has been excessively attached to the Christmas season. He was keen on starting the Hindi Thuppakki in the Christmas week. And Akshay was happy to oblige. The only problem is, he has two weeks to lose at least 5 kgs, and some more later to play an army captain at least 12 years junior to Akshay's biological age." Akshay would also sport an army officer's hair and look. Explains Murugadoss, "The soldier-hero is never really shown in the army. »
- Subhash K. Jha
Akshay Kumar’s wife Twinkle Khanna has objection against Akshay working with Priyanka following the rumor of their alleged relationship but she has got no objection about Akki working with Priyanka's cousin Parineeti Chopra. Parineeti who debuted with 'ladies V/s Ricky Bahl' has been paired opposite Akki for A R Murugadoss’ Hindi remake of the Tamil action thriller Thuppakki being produced by Vipul Shah. The original film features Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal. Says a source, “Of late, Akshay has been working with newer actresses like Sonakshi Sinha in Rowdy Rathore and Anushka Sharma in Patiala House. So this time he will team up with an »
Chennai, Nov 29: Bollywood actor Vidyut Jamwal, who is basking in the success of his recent Tamil hit "Thuppakki", will walk the ramp at the ongoing India Resort Fashion Week (Irfw) for a leading bed and bath brand.
"Vidyut will walk wearing a Wimbledon towel manufactured by Welspun on the last day of the event. The owners of Spaces Home & Beyond by Welspun will also grace the ramp along with the 32−year−old actor," a statement released by the company said.
No wonder then that Vidyut's well−toned physique, which was seen in action film "Force", will also be on display during his ramp walk.
- Smith Cox
Akshay Kumar's popularity among his leading ladies remains undiminished. For proof, try this. Three of his favourite co-stars Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha and Deepika Padukone have, in the words of someone close to the project, "shown varying degrees of interest" in doing the Hindi version of the Tamil Diwali blockbuster Thuppakki which is currently ruling the box-office. Now, there could be two other reasons besides Akshay Kumar, in these three lovely ladies' keen interest in doing Thuppakki. The film has broken all previous records in Tamil cinema, exceeding the collections of even the biggest Rajinikanth blockbusters. At the same time, this action-oriented film offers the leading lady a chance to play a boxer. We hear three of Akshay's leading ladies feel they're eminently qualified. Says our source, "After the intense experience of doing Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Katrina is at the moment searching for something fun to do in her next project. »
- Subhash K. Jha
"The film collected Rs.65.32 crore worldwide in the first week. In Tamil Nadu, 'Thuppakki' raked in Rs.40 crore and above in the first six days and it continues to run to packed houses. It is also doing good business in neighbouring states such as Kerala and Andhra Pradesh," trade analyst Trinath told Ians.
The film, directed by A.R. Murugadoss, opened on Diwali, Nov 13, and hit over 1,000 screens worldwide.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, "Thuppakki" collected Rs.1.18 crore in Britain,. »
- Amith Ostwal
"The film collected approximately Rs.10.01 crore from Tamil Nadu in the first three days. This is one of the best openings for a Tamil film released this year. "Thuppakki" is doing extraordinary business in other parts of the country too," Trinath, trade analyst told Ians.
"The numbers from other parts of the country and overseas are yet to come in," he added.
"Thuppakki", which released Nov 13 worldwide in over 1,000 screens, is about a captain. »
- Amith Ostwal
Thanks to A.R. Murugadoss, Vijay steps into a new avatar that comes as a welcome surprise for his fans and critics alike. Did Vijay succeed in his new avatar is the question that the audience walked home with after watching the film? Well, partially yes and no is the answer.
Although, Vijay shines in his avatar for the most part of the film, as an avid follower of Murugadoss, one may still feel that the film could've been way better. Nevertheless, "Thuppakki" is definitely one of the best Tamil action-thriller of recent times.
Vijay aka Jagdish, a captain in the Indian army, is currently. »
- Smith Cox
Chennai, Nov 6: The box office down south will see three big names - Bollywood stars Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan and southern star Vijay - vying for the top spot with their releases "Son of Sardaar", "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" and Tamil action-thriller "Thuppakki" respectively. All three hit screens Nov 13.
"Vijay's last two films - 'Velayutham' and 'Nanban' were very successful. Both the films ran for 100-plus days. The former, which released on. »
- Diksha Singh
A few weeks ago Tamil film fans were teased with about 30 seconds of footage from director Ar Murugadoss's upcoming action thriller Thuppakki and we were all eager to see more. Our wish has been granted with this new theatrical trailer that quadruples the length of the first look teaser without giving us too much more to work with in terms of grasping the tone of the film. This trailer looks like more of the same, except now we get a little bit of romance thrown in via an appearance from the film's heroine, Kajal Agarwal, who probably has a higher average gross on her projects than anyone in India at the moment. All of this is not terribly exciting unfortunately, however, I'm willing to give »
Hyderabad, Oct 24: Vijay is awaiting the release of his upcoming film by Ar Murugadoss titled "Thuppakki". At the same time, the superstar is also getting ready to start shooting for A.L Vijay's next flick. He is also doing another film by producer R.B Choudhary though he has not signed the project yet. Vijay will be doing this Choudhary flick only after he completes shooting for the A.L Vijay film.
- Meeta Kabra
Hyderabad, Oct 15: Recently there was the audio launch of the film "Thuppakki". And the producer of the film, soon after the event, told in a press meet that he has met Rajinikanth a few days back. The producer of this film is Kalaipuli S Thanu. His meeting with Rajini was 40 minutes long, and he talked about actor Vijay in the meeting. Thanu said that Vijay is a wonderful co-star and he even helps the producers and film makers financially in hours of need. In the same meeting, Thanu also talked a bit about film maker A.R. Murugadoss.. »
- Anita Agarwal
Music Album: "Thuppakki"; Music Director: Harris Jayaraj; Lyricists: Madhan Karky, Viveka, Pa. Vijay and Na. Muthukumar; Singers: Vijay, Andrea Jeremiah, Joe, Krishna Iyer, Vijay Prakash, Krish, Devan, Rajeev, Hariharan, Tippu, Narayana, Sathyan, Ranina Reddy, Karthik, Chinmayi, Bombay Jayashri, Javed Ali, Sayonara Philip, Sharmila and Bibin Kolassery; Rating: *** - refreshingly classy.
- Machan Kumar
Hyderabad, Sep 25: "Thuppakki" is on the last leg of shooting. The entire cast and crew of the movie is in Mumbai right now, to shoot for a song sequence. Upon completion of which they will be back in the city. Filming will be complete and they will be coming back on 21st of this month. Pictures of hero Vijay in Navi Mumbai at D.Y. Patil Stadium for the shooting of the number are uploaded all over the cyber space.
Also on 21st September, final verdict will be passed regarding the title of the film. Harris Jayarajis is busy with proper mixing of the sounds. Audio will be launched by October 1st at the Netaji Indoor Stadium which is in Chennai. The movie is going to be released in the maximum number of cinema halls. Its an action thriller. »
- Leon David
Mumbai, Sep 18: Many a times, we witness two stars clash at the box office and theatres. This time, Srk will be fighting with Vijay on the Diwali day, as both of their respective films are set to release on the very same day. Srk's film "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" is a Yrf film which has actresses like Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, besides King Khan to pull audience towards it.
- Meeta Kabra
Tamil superstar Vijay, who is currently busy shooting for Thuppakki (directed by A R Murugadoss of Ghajini fame), was asked to do a cameo in Prabhudeva’s Rowdy Rathore. The friendly appearance was to be performed with Akshay Kumar in the song Chinta Ta.
The two time Tamil Nadu State Film Award winner Vijay, who is currently shooting for A R Murugadoss' Thuppakki in Mumbai, was roped in by director Prabhudeva for a friendly jig with Akshay Kumar in the street anthem 'Chinta Ta' from the action-entertainer Rowdy Rathore.
Prabhudeva was keen on having Tamil actor, singer and dancer Vijay whom he directed in the very successful Pokiri, do a cameo in the film. On learning that Akshay was part of the song, Vijay, a huge Akshay Kumar fan, jumped at the opportunity
Says Vijay "I have always been a fan of Akshay Kumar since his Khiladi days. The promos of Rowdy Rathore are very interesting. Prabhudeva just had to ask me once and I readily agreed. They were very friendly and I won't ever forget the experience shooting for the song."
If that wasn't enough, director Prabhudeva has decided on throwing a party »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
The two time Tamil Nadu State Film Award winner Vijay, who is currently shooting for A R Murugadoss' Thuppakki in Mumbai, was roped in by director Prabhudeva for a friendly jig with Akshay Kumar in the street anthem 'Chinta Ta' for the action-entertainer Rowdy Rathore.Prabhudeva was keen on having Tamil actor, singer and dancer Vijay, who he directed in the very successful Pokiri, for a cameo in the film. And interestingly when Vijay learnt that Akshay was part of the song, Vi »
Kajal Agarwal is on a roll. Between Singham (Ajay Devgn) and Special Chabbis (Akshay Kumar), she has already enjoyed a blockbuster in the form of south film Businessman. Currently working with A.R. Murugadoss of Ghajini fame in Tamil flick Thuppakki and with Anand K.V. (who has to his credit much acclaimed Ko) in Maatraan, Kajal is pretty much at the top of her game down South and hence is taking things as they come in Bollywood. "You can see that after Singham I wasn't sitting »
18 items from 2012