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Is Anirudh Ravichander playing a cameo in Nayanthara’s 'CoCo'?

KollywoodOver the last couple of days, reports about Anirudh playing the male lead have been doing the rounds.Digital NativeDigital NativeNayanthara, whose films Aramm, Dora, Jai Simha and Velaikkaran were well received last year, is gearing up for the release of upcoming Tamil thriller Kolamavu Kokila a.k.a CoCo. Directed by debutant Nelson Dilip Kumar, the film is most likely going to be her first release of the year. In the film, she plays a simple girl who, when pushed into an unexpected situation, has to fight for her own for survival. CoCo has music by Anirudh Ravichander who, according to various reports, is said to have played a cameo in the film. Over the last couple of days, reports about Anirudh playing the male lead in Nayanthara's CoCo have been doing the rounds. However, reliable sources close to the makers have clarified and added that Anirudh has not starred in the film. “Anirudh has just composed music. These reports are quite funny. The film has been completed and the team is currently busy with post-production. Once the strike gets over, we’d some clarity regarding the release,” a source said. Produced by Lyca Productions, Kolamavu Kokila joins the company’s long list of films that have been completed but are struggling to hit the screens. CoCo also stars Saranya Ponvannan and Yogi Babu in important roles. Anirudh is certainly on a roll with a number of films coming, the young composer will score the music for Rajinikanth's next yet-to-be-titled film, in which he teams up with Karthik Subbaraj for the first time. This will also be the first time collaboration for Anirudh with Rajinikanth. And reports also hint that Anirudh is most likely to be brought on board for the highly anticipated sequel to Kamal Haasan's Indian 2 directed by Shankar. Meanwhile, Nayanthara is said to have joined the sets of Chiranjeevi’s upcoming magnum opus Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. This year, she will also be seen in Ajith’s Viswasam, which is yet to go on the floors. Apparently, she had set aside dates for Viswasam in March, but due to the ongoing strike she decided use these days for Sye Raa, in which she teams up with Chiranjeevi for the first time. (Content provided by Digital Native) p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 15.0px; font: 12.8px Arial; color: #222222; -webkit-text-stroke: #222222; background-color: #ffffff} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 15.0px; font: 12.8px Arial; color: #222222; -webkit-text-stroke: #222222; background-color: #ffffff; min-height: 15.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}
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Gautham Menon thanks Anirudh for opening new frontiers

KollywoodThe director has provided the voice-over for the dialogues in Anirudh's latest composition 'Edhuvariyo' for the film 'Kolamavu Kokila'Digital NativeDigital NativeNayanthara starrer Kolamavu Kokila is touted to be another heroine-centric film that has the Lady Superstar playing the lead role. Directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, it is being bankrolled by Allirajah Subaskaran under his banner Lyca Productions. Young composer Anirudh is composing music for this venture and a single from the album, Edhuvariyo, was released on International Women’s Day. This special song has been crooned by popular music director Sean Rolden with director Gautham Menon providing the voice over for the dialogues in it. Interestingly, the song has been penned by Vivek and Gautham Menon. CoCo marks Anirudh’s collaboration with Nayanthara after Naanum Rowdy Dhaan and Velaikkaran. On getting an opportunity to pen the lyrics and doing the voice over, Gautham Menon took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to thank Anirudh. He had tweeted https://t.co/ic4pvdVymy New frontiers opening up always in life. Thanks @anirudhofficial for giving me a call on this. Seems like a solid script/ film . All the best Nelson.. — Gauthamvasudevmenon (@menongautham) March 8, 2018 Kolamavu Kokila is an action drama that centres around Nayanthara. The actor will play the lead and she will have no romantic pair in the film. The film also has Saranya Ponvannan, Yogi Babu, Jacqueline and Nisha and the rest of the cast is yet to be revealed.The technical crew of Kolamavu Kokila include Anirudh Ravichander for music, Sivakumar Vijayan has cinematography and Nirmal for editing. Nayanthara is one of the busiest stars in the tinsel town right now. She has several films in her kitty needing her attention and is selective about the projects she gets to sign. Lately, the gorgeous actor has been getting heroine-centric roles which provide fodder to her acting skills. The actress was last seen in Velaikkaran with Sivakarthikeyan and Fahadh Faasil. She currently has a slew of films in her kitty including the Tollywood magnum opus Sye Raa, in which she will be sharing the screen space with mega star Chiranjeevi, Kolaiyuthir Kaalam directed by Chakri Toleti and Imaikkaa Nodigal. She has also been roped in as the leading lady for the Ajith-starrer Viswasam. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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First look date for Nayanthara’s ‘Kola Maavu Kokila’ announced

KollywoodDirected by Nelson Dhilipkumar, the film is touted to be an action drama.Digital NativeDigital NativeKnown as the lady Superstar, Nayanthara has bagged some of the most enviable and prestigious projects in tinsel town. She has done quite a few heroine-centric films recently and they have turned out to be big hits at the box office. The latest venture starring Nayanthara in the lead is Kola Maavu Kokila and from the title it can be inferred that it is a heroine-centric film as well. The shooting for the film is reported to be progressing at a brisk pace. The team recently announced that the first look of the film will be out on March 5 while the first single will be released on March 8. Lyca Productions, which is bankrolling the film, took to Twitter to make the announcement. Lyca's Next; #Nayanthara's #CoCo [#KolamaavuKokila] First Look on March 5th & Single on March 8th! @Nelson_director @anirudhofficial pic.twitter.com/N9DQKkrgXc — Lyca Productions (@LycaProductions) February 26, 2018 The film’s music composer Anirudh Ravichander also tweeted the news saying he was excited about the announcement. Excited about this!#KolamaavuKokila First look on March 5th First single from March 8th #Nayanthara@Nelson_director @LycaProductions pic.twitter.com/otm184DRtA — Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) February 26, 2018 Touted to be an action drama, Kola Maavu Kokila is directed by Nelson Dhilipkumar and bankrolled by Allirajah Subaskaran under Lyca Productions, his banner. While Nayan plays the title role in the film, the star cast also includes Saranya Ponvannan, Yogi Babu, Jacqueline and Nisha. Known to be one of the talented actors in tinsel town, Nayanthara has had a successful career till date. Some of her recent films that turned out to be blockbusters include Dora, Aramm, Jai Simha and Velaikkaran. Nayan started her acting career with the Malayalam movie Manassinakkare, which was directed by Sathyan Anthikad. A couple of years later, she made her debut in the Tamil film industry with the Hari directorial Ayya, in which she shared screen space with Sarathkumar. Her first big hit in Tamil was Chandramukhi, which was a Rajinikanth starrer directed by P Vasu. The actor currently has Imaikkaa Nodigal lined up for release. Directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu, her co-stars in the film include Atharva and Vijay Sethupathi, who will be making a cameo appearance as her husband. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Mannar Vagaiyara Movie Review

Returning after a hiatus of five years, this time Boopathy Pandian has gone for a rural flick with Mannar Vagaiyara. The film has a huge star cast with Vemal, Anandhi, Prabhu, Saranya Ponvannan, Chandhini, Robo Shankar, Karthik Kumar and many others. How has the big star cast supported this rural flick? Read further to find out.

 

Mannar Vagaiyara is a usual rural drama heavily laced with sentiment. Debuting as a producer, Vemal is tailor-made for his character, one that he has played many times before. Vemal essays the role of a law student waiting for his results, while Kayal...

Film bonanza this Pongal, eight movies lined up for release

EntertainmentIt is usual for filmmakers to opt for a Pongal release as it will be a long weekend and the festivities add flavour to it. Digital NativeDigital NativeThere are eight films lined up for release this Pongal. It is usual for filmmakers to opt for a Pongal release as it will be a long weekend and the festivities add flavour to it. Here is the list of films: Thaan Serntha Kootam: Starring Suriya and Keerthy Suresh as the lead pair, the film is directed by Vignesh Shivan. Suriya has made it clear that it is a wholesome family entertainer, which is sure to pull the crowds to the theatres. Gulebagavali: Directed by Kalyaan, the film stars Prabhu Deva and Hansika Motwani in the lead roles. Revathi and Anandraj will be playing the supporting roles in this action comedy. Nimir: It is a comedy drama which is the remake of the Malayalam hit movie Maheshinte Prathikaram. Directed by Priyadarshan, the film stars Udhayanidhi Stalin as the hero and Namitha Pramod and Parvati Nair as heroines. Sketch: Directed by Vijay Chander, the film has Vikram and Tammannah Bhatia playing the lead pair with Soori as the comedian. It is an action thriller. Kalakalappu 2: A sequel to the hit movie Kalakalappu, this comedy drama is directed by Sundar C. It has Jiiva, Shiva and Jai playing the main leads with Nikki Galrani, Catherine Tresa and Nandita Swetha as the heroines. Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren: Directed by Arumugha Kumar, this adventure comedy drama stars Vijay Sethupathi and Gautham Karthik in the lead roles with Niharika Konidela and Gayathrie Shankar playing the female leads. The star cast also includes Ramesh Thilak and Viji Chandrasekhar. Mannar Vagera: Directed by Bhoopathy Pandian, this film has Vimal and Anandhi playing the lead roles. Touted to be an action comedy, it also stars Chandini Tamilarasan, Prabhu, Saranya Ponvannan, Karthik Kumar and Nassar in pivotal roles. Madura Veeran: Starring Vijayakanth’s son Shanmugha Pandian, the film has Meenakshi playing his female lead. An action drama, Madura Veeran has been directed by PG Muthiah.
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"Venniradai Moorthy still has the same naughtiness": Kovai Sarala

Actresses Kovai Sarala and Saranya Ponvannan participated in an interview and spoke about their upcoming film Itly, starring the two and Kalpana as the three main leads. The film also features Mano Bala, Venniradai Moorthy and Imman Annachi, so one can expect a lot a laugh riot.

The duo opened about the movie. Itly is a movie completely dependant on the story, in which the three female leads are close friends. They wear jeans and modern clothes, and even wield guns. When asked about Venniradai Murthy, Kovai Sarala remarked, "He is a legend, and still has the same naughtiness he...

Theatre strike in Tn from Friday?

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1.) Teaser of Saranya Ponvannan's upcoming film Itly (Inba Twinkle Lilly) will be released by Actor Karthi tomorrow by 4 Pm. The movie has Manobala and Kovai Sarala in lead roles.

2.) Actor Nitin Sathya who played important roles in movies like Chennai 600028 and Pandigai has started his own production house. He tweeted, "To all the lovely people here, have started my production and announcement coming soon....one of the fav hero and my friend does the lead."

3.) We had reported earlier that PVR Cinemas and Inox Cinemas multiplexes...

Theatre strike in Tn from Friday?

Bw Quickie news stories at a glance

1.) Teaser of Saranya Ponvannan's upcoming film Itly (Inba Twinkle Lilly) will be released by Actor Karthi tomorrow by 4 Pm. The movie has Manobala and Kovai Sarala in lead roles.

2.) Actor Nitin Sathya who played important roles in movies like Chennai 600028 and Pandigai has started his own production house. He tweeted, "To all the lovely people here, have started my production and announcement coming soon....one of the fav hero and my friend does the lead."

3.) We had reported earlier that PVR Cinemas and Inox Cinemas multiplexes...
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Test Movie Review

How often have we celebrated women around us in real life? How often have we seen a film celebrating women? Here is Jyothika’s Magalir Mattum, for us, which is one such rare films, that wants the world to celebrate women.

Three best friends (Saranya Ponvannan, Oorvasi, Bhanupriya) who got separated after their school days, reunite once again after 36 years, with the help of Prabha (Jyothika). Prabha decides to take the trio on a three-day trip, and the film is all about the moments and incidents that these women encounter during this journey.

Jyothika is seen more like another character,...
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Magalir Mattum Movie Review

How often have we celebrated women around us in real life? How often have we seen a film celebrating women? Here is Jyothika’s Magalir Mattum, for us, which is one such rare films, that wants the world to celebrate women.

Three best friends (Saranya Ponvannan, Oorvasi, Bhanupriya) who got separated after their school days, reunite once again after 36 years, with the help of Prabha (Jyothika). Prabha decides to take the trio on a three-day trip, and the film is all about the moments and incidents that these women encounter during this journey.

Jyothika is seen more like another...

Magalir Mattum Movie Review

How often have we celebrated women around us in real life? How often have we seen a film celebrating women? Here is Jyothika’s Magalir Mattum, for us, which is one such rare films, that wants the world to celebrate women.

Three best friends (Saranya Ponvannan, Oorvasi, Bhanupriya) who got separated after their school days, reunite once again after 36 years, with the help of Prabha (Jyothika). Prabha decides to take the trio on a three-day trip, and the film is all about the moments and incidents that these women encounter during this journey.

Jyothika is seen more like another...
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Jyothika's ‘Magalir Mattum’ to finally release on August 11

Having made a smashing comeback with 36 Vayadhinile couple of years ago, Jyothika currently awaits the release of another women-centric film, Magalir Mattum, which also stars Bhanupriya, Urvashi and Saranya Ponvannan. After struggling to find a suitable date for release, the film might finally hit the screens on August 11, thanks to the postponement of Ajith's Vivegam to August 24. While the makers are yet to make an official announcement, industry insiders have said the makers are seriously considering the date. 
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Sivakarthikeyan’s film on 2nd July

Remo directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan had showcased Sivakarthikeyan in a lady nurse get-up who woos his lady love. The film featured Keerthy Suresh as the heroine along with Sathish, Saranya and others in the supporting cast. Remo had released on the 7th October 2016 which had Anirudh’s music and PC Sreeram’s cinematography.

The film will have its premiere in Telugu on the 2nd July in a private TV channel. It sure is an exciting information for all those who want to catch up with the movie again.
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Happy: Suriya & Jyothika's next comes out clean

Suriya's 2D Entertainment's next upcoming film, Magalir Mattum starring Jyothika has undergone censor certification. The film directed by Bramma of Kuttram Kadithal fame with music by Ghibran has received a clean 'U' certificate from the Cbfc.

The movie has Urvashi, Saranya Ponvannan and Bhanupriya in the lead roles.The trailer of the film has already received a positive response from the public and the film is expected to hit the screens soon.
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Dhanush just made a massive announcement!

Dhanush, who is fresh from the release of his debut directorial, just made a big announcement about the release date of his much-anticipated Velaiyilla Pattathari 2. Apart from Dhanush, Amala Paul, Samuthirakani, Saranya Ponvanan, this 2nd part also has Bollywood actress Kajol playing a pivotal role in it.

Dhanush just made it official that this flick will hit the screens on the 28th of July. It must be noted that VIP actor's birthday also falls on the very same day. The teaser is expected to release by the end of May month.
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“Tamil films only have to give way and..”

Actor Karthi, who was present at the Magalir Mattum audio launch today (24th April) was all praise for Jyothika, Saranya Ponvannan, Bhanupriya and Oorvasi for their work in this Bramma directorial. He also thanked Ghibran for giving him the opportunity to sing a number in this album. The actor, also mentioned a few points about the film’s release. He said:

“With such talented artists and a good universal content that can even be shown to kids, I think Magalir Mattum will be a proper family entertainer with a subtle message rather than a female oriented flick targetted for women....
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''Suriya runs away from me when I ask if I can...'', Jyothika

The audio launch of Magalir Mattum happened this morning (24th April), which was attended by many celebrities including Suriya, Karthi, Sivakumar and family, director Pandiraj, Saranya Ponvannan, Oorvasi, Sudha Kongara, S.R.Prabhu, Lyricist Vivek and others.

 

Jyothika started her speech by thanking all the men in the Sivakumar family, for their extensive support. She said, "Suriya always comes till my car doorstep, waves bye and sends me off, and only then, he goes for his shoot. As I am the one, who is doing small budget films, I start off first, and Suriya goes only after that.

 

I...
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Karthi does it for his anni Jyothika

Director Bramma’s second directorial Magalir Mattum is having its audio launch right now. The film featuring Jyothika, Oorvasi, Saranya Ponvannan, Bhanupriya, Nasser, Livingstone and others is scored by Ghibran and 2D entertainment funds this film.

The track list of Magalir Mattum is also out and interestingly, we find actor Karthi’s name credited as the singer for one of the songs, Gubu Gubu Gubu. Earlier on, the actor has sung a song Mississippi in Biriyani. Karthi has a very mischievous voice and looks like Ghibran must have chosen him for a particular feel in the song.

Stay tuned and...
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A milestone feat for the legendary actor!

Legendary actor Venniradai Moorthy who has acted in over 250 films has crossed over 50 years in Tamil cinema. He started his career with the movie Vennira Aadai in the year 1965 and has been a prominent actor since then.

The latest is that he is currently shooting for the movie titled “Idli” that has 3 actors playing important roles. These include Saranya Ponvannan, Kalpana and Kovai Sarala. He is said to play the role of an astrologer in this flick. Sources add that there could be a cake cutting session for the actor Venniradai Moorthy at the sets of...
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''Like dad, like daughter''

Soundarya Rajinikanth is working on her second directorial VIP2 where Dhanush and Amala Paul play the leads along with veterans like Vivek, Samuthirakani, Saranya Ponvannan and others in pivotal roles.

Apparently impressed by Soundarya’s working style, Vivek took to his social media page to say, “Soundarya is agile,swift,meticulous n fast-deciding.Blinks her sharp eyes n waves her hands stylishly. Like dad,like daughter! Promising!”

Coming from a senior artist like Vivek is surely encouraging and Soundarya quickly thanked him with a “Thank you so much sir.... Means a lot to me coming from veterans like you #Vip2 #AzhaguSundaram”.

*tweets are...
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