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‘The Villain’ teaser expected later this month

SandalwoodOne of the reasons for the hype around the film is that it has two top heroes, Shiva Rajkumar and Kiccha Sudeep, playing the lead roles.Digital NativeDirector Prem will be wrapping up the shooting of his multi-starrer The Villain by the end of this month. The film has been in the making for a long time now and fans are waiting eagerly for its release. The restlessness among movie buffs has forced the filmmakers to wrap it up soon and decide on the release date. Two years after the movie was announced, shooting for the film finally started last April. One of the biggest reasons for the hype around The Villain is that it has two top heroes – Shiva Rajkumar and Kiccha Sudeep playing the lead roles. This is the first time that they are sharing screen space. With the shooting to be wrapped up this month, the director also has plans to release the teaser soon. The teaser release has been postponed on multiple occasions in the past, leaving fans unhappy. Initially, it was announced that the teaser would be out in December last year, which was postponed to January but it did not materialise even then. According to sources, the director is looking to can a song sequence with the film’s heroine Amy Jackson and is waiting for her dates. The song will feature Sudeep and Amy Jackson and will be shot in four days. Also, director Prem is yet to shoot some important sequences with Shiva Rajkumar, which will take another four days. According to reports, the film’s Hindi rights have already been sold for Rs 5.4 crore. We also hear that a big portion of the massive budget has been allocated for the graphics work. Shiva Rajkumar and Sudeep play the lead roles in this flick with Amy Jackson as their heroine. The rest of the star cast include Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty, Srikanth and Sruthi Hariharan. The film has music scored by Arjun Janya with Girish R Gowda handling the camera. The Villain has been bankrolled by producer Cr Manohar under his banner Tanvi - Shanvi Films. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Mayuri Kyatari roped in for Shiva Rajkumar’s ‘Rustum’

SandalwoodMayuri, who is currently busy with another project, will join the sets in time for the shooting, which is scheduled to begin on April 24.Digital NativeA few days ago, it was revealed that Shraddha Srinath had bagged the role of the female lead in the Shiva Rajkumar starrer Rustum. According to the latest reports, Mayuri Kyatari has now been signed up to play a crucial role. Reports indicate that Mayuri will be seen playing Shiva Rajkumar’s sister while Shraddha will be seen as his love interest. Rustum will be the debut directorial venture of popular stunt director Ravi Varma. Ravi, who had narrated the story to Shiva Rajkumar nearly one and half years ago, has come up with an impressive script, following which the project has taken off. The shooting for this film is scheduled to begin on April 24 and the groundwork is progressing at a brisk pace right now. Anoop Seelin has been roped in to compose music for this venture while Mahendra Simha has been signed up to crank the camera. The film is being bankrolled under the banner Jayanna Combines. Mayuri Kyatari is an upcoming actor with a slew of films in her kitty. She is reportedly shooting for a song sequence in Goa for the Jaggesh starrer 8 Mm right now. However, Mayuri will be free of her other film commitments in time to get on board the sets of Rustum, confirm sources. According to early reports, Shiva Rajkumar will be seen playing a police officer in Rustum and he has been busy preparing to get himself into the skin of the character. The popular star is basking in the grand success of his recent release Tagaru. The film took a big opening in Karnataka and is running to packed houses. His next film release would be The Villain, a multi-starrer in which he is sharing screen space with Kiccha Sudeep. Also, the star’s Kavacha is scheduled for release this year. Reports indicate that this film may make it to the silver screens late this year. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Shivarajkumar joins hands with Star Suvarna for Ipl

EntertainmentThe star recently featured in the Vivo Ipl commercial telling his fans about the energy, excitement and entertainment it would offer.Digital NativeShivarajkumar’s association with Star Suvarna, a channel for Kannada language programs, has his fans elated. The star recently featured in the Vivo Ipl commercial telling his fans about the energy, excitement and entertainment it would offer. In a press statement issued by the actor in this regard, it has been stated: "I've always been a cricket enthusiast and enjoyed playing and watching cricket right from my childhood. Vivo Ipl has been one of the tournaments I look forward to every year. I'm excited about my association with Star India for the event and I am looking forward to enjoying the best of cricketing action for the first time in my mother tongue.” According to the Ians report, “The film opens with Shivarajkumar striding forward in his trademark style and telling his fans that the Vivo Ipl brings the same energy, excitement and entertainment that they have experienced in his films to the cricketing field, as the best players in the world come together on this platform.” The eleventh edition of the Ipl is all set to begin on April 7th and the preparations for it are on. One of the busiest stars in the Kannada film industry, Shivarajkumar has films such as The Villain and Kavacha in different stages of production right now. The Villain, in which he is sharing the screen space with Kiccha Sudeep for the first time, is nearing completion and its release date is expected to be announced soon. Directed by Prem and produced by Cr Manohar under his banner Tanvi – Shanvi Films, the film also stars Amy Jackson, Mithun Chakraborty, Srikanth and Sruthi Hariharan in pivotal roles. Recently Shivarajkumar turned to hosting with a show named No 1 Yaari which was hosted by Rana Daggubati in Telugu. In the show he is seen captivating conversations and games with his celebrity guests such as Upendra, Shruthi Hariharan and Shraddha Srinath among others and their friends. The shooting of Kavacha, directed by Gvr Vasu, is expected to begin soon and the prep work for it has begun already. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Everything You Need to Know About Wonder Woman 2, From the Villain to the Release Date

To say Wonder Woman crushed the box office last Summer would be an understatement. Words like "obliterated" or "demolished" are more apt, given the film's record-setting $103.1 million domestic opening and its badass, empowering message. Everyone from Lupita Nyong'o to Chris Hemsworth couldn't help but gush about director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot, so it came as no surprise that the Hollywood gods answered all of our prayers with a sequel. A few awesome details have been released so far, so let's get to it.

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Wonder Woman begins on Diana Prince's home island of Themyscira and later moves to a Europe torn apart by World War I. For the sequel, Jenkins suggested bringing the superhero across the pond. "The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right," the director told Entertainment Weekly during an interview in June 2017. "She's Wonder Woman. She's got to come to America.
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Kiccha Sudeep to conduct his own cricket league tournament

SandalwoodThe actor is an avid cricketer, having represented his college in the under-17 and under-19 tournaments.Digital NativeDigital NativeKannada star Sudeep is well known for his cricketing skills. He had been captaining the team, Karnataka Bulldozers, in the Celebrity Cricket League (Ccl) successfully and will be leading the Kp team in the upcoming tournament. And the latest news is that Sudeep will have his own cricket league tournament with six teams participating. It will be a 10-over cricket match where each team will comprise of five each from the Ccl and Kp teams, reports sources in the know. The tournament will be officially launched on April 7 and an event is planned on a large scale for it. The date of the event will be announced soon, say sources. It may be mentioned here that Sudeep is an avid cricketer having represented his college in the under-17 and under-19 tournaments. Known popularly as Kiccha Sudeep among his fans, Sudeep’s debut as hero was with Thayavva. Directed by Umakanth, the film also has Charan Raj in the cast playing the lead role. Sudeep then went on to act, produce and direct a number of movies in his career. Besides Kannada films, he also ventured into Telugu and Tamil film industries. His role in the bilingual, Eega / Naa Ee, which was directed by acclaimed director SS Rajamouli won his accolades for his acting performance. Sudeep is currently busy with a slew of films including The Villain in which he shares the screen space with superstar Shiva Rajkumar for the first time. The film is in the final stages of production and Sudeep has shifted his focus to Phailwan in which he plays a boxer and wrestler. The star has undergone special training in Thailand under the guidance of renowned martial arts exponents to play this role, we hear from sources. Besides this, Sudeep also has the Hollywood film Risen needing his attention. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Audio rights of Shivrajumar-Sudeep starrer ‘The Villain’ sold

Sandalwood Directed by Prem, ‘The Villain’ will be the first time both the top actors are collaborating for a film. Digital NativeThe Villain, the Sandalwood multi starrer, starring Shivrajkumar and Kiccha Sudeep is all set to release soon. The pre-release business of this magnum opus bankrolled by Cr Manohar is being done at a brisk pace. According to latest reports, the audio rights of this film has fetched its makers about Rs. 1.08 crores. The music house major, Anand Audio has bagged the rights of The Villain, sources say. The talkie portions of the film have been wrapped up recently and the team is yet to complete the shooting of a couple of songs, which will be done soon. Sources say that there is a mad rush among the distributors to lay their hands on the distribution rights but the deal hasn’t been inked yet. Two years after the movie was announced, shooting for the film finally last year in the month of April. Directed by Prem, The Villain stars Shivrajkumar and Sudeep in the lead roles and this is the first time both the stars are collaborating for a film. With the female lead being Amy Jackson, others in the star cast include Srikanth, Mithun Chakraborty and Sruthi Hariharan. Arjun Janya has composed tunes for this flick while Girish R. Gowda has cranked the camera. Made in Kannada, sources say that the makers have plans to release it in other languages such as Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil. According to reports, the film’s Hindi rights have been sold already for Rs. 5.4 crores. We also hear that made on a huge budget, a big portion of it has been allocated for the graphics work. With both Shivrjkumar and Sudeep being the top stars in the Kannada film industry, fans are just eager to catch this film on its release. We hear from sources close to the film unit that Shivarajkumar’s get-up in the film would be its highlight. Also, there are some dare devilry stunts that would be a feast for the action movie buffs. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Sudeep undergoes martial arts training in Thailand for 'Phailwan'

TollywoodActing in a sports drama for the first time in his career, Sudeep will be playing a boxer and wrestler in the film.Digital NativeDigital NativeKiccha Sudeep is one of the finest actors in Indian cinema, undoubtedly. He currently has a number of films in various stages of production and Phailwan is one among them. Acting in a sports drama for the first time in his career, Sudeep will be playing a boxer and wrestler in the film. It is also being reported that he is undergoing a lot of training to get into the skin of the role. Reports are that he has just returned from Thailand after a three-week-long training in martial arts. Accompanied by his fitness trainer, Sudeep has learned the nuances of the martial arts to get into the skin of the character. Helmed by Krishna, Phailwan marks his association with Sudeep for the second time after the massive success of Hebbuli last year. With Sudeep currently busy wrapping up the multi-starrer, The Villain, in which he shares the screen space with Shiva Rajkumar, the shooting of Phailwan is expected to commence late next month or early April. Directed by Prem, The Villain has Amy Jackson playing the female lead. Besides The Villain and Phailwan, Sudeep also has films in other languages such as English and Telugu. He will be seen playing an army officer in the Hollywood flick Risen, which is being directed by Eddie Arya. Sudeep has also bagged a pivotal role in the Tollywood megastar Chiranjeevi’s upcoming film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Sudeep is bankrolling the Kannada movie Ambi Ning Vayassaytho starring Ambareesh, which is the remake of the Tamil blockbuster Pa Pandi. He will also be seen playing a cameo as young Ambareesh in this flick. With the star going an extra mile for his character in Phailwan, his fans are waiting eagerly to know what he has in store for them this time around. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Sudeep’s ‘Kotigobba 3’ to go on floors from March 2

SandalwoodTo be directed by debutant Shiva Karthik, the film will feature Sudeep as a con man.Digital NativeOne of the most anticipated films of the year, Kotigobba 3, starring Kiccha Sudeep in the lead, will go on the floors from March 2. The star is currently busy with The Villain, in which he is sharing screen space with Shiva Rajkumar. With the film nearing completion, he is all set to get on the sets of Kotigobba 3. To be directed by debutant Shiva Karthik, the film will be produced by Soorappa Babu. The pre-production work is going on full swing so that the shooting can begin on March 2 as planned. Reports say that the team will begin the proceedings with a song recording. The technical crew of the film include Arjun Janya for music and Shekar Chandru for cinematography. On Sudeep’s role in the film, we hear that he will be playing a con man. Kotigobba 2, a smash hit, was directed by Ks Ravi Kumar and starred Kiccha Sudeep and Nithya Menen as the lead pair. The film was produced by Rockline Venkatesh and Mb Babu under the banners Rockline Productions and Rambabu Productions. A huge box office success, the film raked in about Rs 45 to 50 crore at the box office when it released in August 2016. For Kotigobba 3, Soorappa Babu has apparently offered Sudeep a staggering Rs 8 crore remuneration, the highest ever in the actor’s career. Sudeep has a bunch of films in his kitty, including The Villain, which is slated for release on April 27, and Phailwan which is in the making. He also has Risen needing his attention which will mark his debut in Hollywood. Sudeep is currently bankrolling Ambi Ning Vayassaytho, in which he is playing a cameo role. This film has Ambareesh in the lead role and is the remake of the Tamil blockbuster Pa Pandi, which was directed by Dhanush. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Kannada actor Shivrajkumar praises Bollywood star Akshay Kumar for diverse roles

Entertainment The 'Tagaru' star reportedly said that he will feel complete as an actor only if he acts in all genres. Digital NativeKannada superstar, Shivrajkumar’s Tagaru finally hit the silver screens on February 23rd after being postponed on a couple of occasions. The film opened to good reviews and is doing well at the theatres. Earlier, speaking at a press meet as part of the film’s promotions, Shiv Rajkumar lauded his Bollywood counterpart Akshay Kumar for selecting different genres of films. At the press meet, he said "He (Akshay Kumar) started as an action hero and now he has transformed himself into one of the finest actors. Look at his films Toilet Ek Prem Katha or Padman. I personally had the opportunity to work in all kinds of genres. I worked in films like Jogi and even tried ones like Ammarava Ganda and Anna Thangi, and have been part of novel-based films. I have worked in action as well as family entertainers. Only if I act in all genres, I will feel complete as an actor.” Tagaru, an action-cop thriller, has Shivrjakumar in the cop avatar with Manvitha and Bhavana playing the leading ladies and Dhananjay in an important role. Produced by Kp Srikanth under the banner Venus Entertainers, the film also has Vasishta N. Simha and Devaraj in the star cast. It may be noted here that the star and director are collaborating for the second time after the release of Kaddipudi in 2013. Charan Raj has composed music for this venture with Mahendra Simha cranking the camera and Deepu S Kumar doing the editing. The film has been directed by Duniya Soori and this is his second association with the hero after Kaddipudi. With Tagaru hitting the marquee, Shivrajkumar is expecting the release of The Villain soon, in which he shares the screen space with Kiccha Sudeep. He also has Kavacha and Srk lined up for release this year. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Breitbart 'Black Panther' Review Sparks Outrage for Trump Comparison

Social media users are not taking kindly to Breitbart's take on Black Panther, which argues that the film's hero is a stand-in for President Donald Trump and that its "villain" is the Black Lives Matter social movement.

On Friday screenshots of the headline of Breitbart's Black Panther review — "'Black Panther' Review: The Movie's Hero Is Trump, The Villain is Black Lives Matter" — began circulating on Twitter from incredulous users. "Breitbart one-upping Ben Shapiro at the 11th hour with the trolliest 'Black Panther' take," Daily Beast senior entertainment editor Marlow Stern wrote.

Another...
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Superstar Shiva Rajkumar set to host popular television talkshow ‘No 1 Yaari’

Entertainment The program will be launched on Viu this month and the television viewers can catch it on Star Suvarna.Digital NativeThe television talk show No 1 Yaari with Rana was a big hit. The talk show, which features celebs with their best buddies, has several interesting features that ensure that audiences are glued to it. With No 1 Yaari with Rana being a hit, its makers are now ready with another talk show and this time, it will be with the Kannada Superstar Shiva Rajkumar. Despite his busy work schedule, Shivanna has agreed to host the show Yaari No 1 Shivanna, we hear. Some of his special guests on the show would be Upendra, Sharaddha Srinath, Shruthi Hariharan etc. The program will be launched on Viu this month and the television viewers can catch it on Star Suvarna. The show will be on air this month on a popular Kannada television and a renowned digital platform app. Shiva Rajkumar will be one of the first actors in Kannada who will be trying a talk show for digital apps. Shiva Rajkumar is gearing up for the release of Tagaru this month. The film’s release has been postponed on a couple of occasions in the past and its makers have now announced that it would be out at the theatres on February 23rd much to the delight of the fans. Directed by Duniya Soori, the film has Shiva Rajkumar, Manvitha and Bhavana playing the lead roles with Dhananjay in an important role. He also has The Villain all set for release on April 27th. Directed by Prem, it is a multi-starrer that has Shiva Rajkumar sharing the screen space with Kiccha Sudeep. The star cast of this film includes Amy Jackson, Srikanth, Mithun Chakraborty and Sruthi Hariharan. Besides Tagaru and The Villain, he is currently busy with the Gvr Vasu directorial Kavacha. The film is the remake of the Malayalam blockbuster Oppam that had Mohanlal playing the lead role while Priyadarshan had directed it. The movie is being bankrolled by Mvv Sathyanarayanan. While Rahul Shrivastav is cranking the camera for it, music for the film is being composed by Arjun Janya. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Dhanush impresses Sudeep with a script

KollywoodAccording to the grapevine, Sudeep has given his go ahead.Tnm StaffDigital NativeReports emerging from the film industry say that Kiccha Sudeep and Dhanush will soon collaborate. Sources in the know say that Dhanush was recently in Bengaluru to narrate a one liner to Sudeep and the latter was impressed with it and has given his go ahead. However, there are no other details available about this project currently. Dhanush, who made his directorial debut with Pa Paandi, a smash hit, is looking forward to wield the megaphone for his next. The buzz is that this film will be set in the pre-independence era and being his dream project, Dhanush is putting in all his efforts. It is still unclear if he intends to make the film with Sudeep in Tamil or in Kannada or both. Further, sources say that Sudeep’s role might have tinges of grey as well. Both Dhanush and Sudeep are among the busiest actors in tinsel town right now with a slew of films. While Dhanush has Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta, Maari and Vada Chennai in different stages of production apart from the Hollywood movie The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, Sudeep is also busy with a number of film including The Villain and Phailwan in Kannada and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy in Telugu besides the Hollywood flick Risen. Sudeep is currently bankrolling the Sandalwood film Ambi Ning Vayassaytho under his own banner. The film has Ambarish playing the lead role and Sudeep will be making a cameo appearance in it. It may be mentioned here that Ambi Ning Vayassaytho is the remake of the Tamil blockbuster Pa Paandi, which marked the directorial debut of Dhanush. With both the stars occupied with a bunch of projects that could keep them busy for the next several months, it is yet to be known when their film together will commence. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is Set to Star in a New Western Series For Amazon Called Outrider

Amazon is developing an event series called Outrider, which is a western that will star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is also set as an executive producer. This sounds like it will be a solid and awesome series and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes of it.

The show is being co-written and executive produced by Trey Calloway (Apb, The Messengers, CSI: NY) and Mark Montgomery. Thanks to Deadline, we also have some story details to share with you!

Outrider is a mystery set in the Oklahoma Indian Territory in the late 1800s. It tells the dark and dangerous tale of a deputy who is not only tasked by a notoriously brutal judge with apprehending a legendary outlaw in the wilderness – but must also partner with a ruthless Federal Marshall to make sure justice is properly served. And as the story unfolds, not only will enemies become allies, but a series
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Actor Shiva Rajkumar visits young fan who lost his leg in an accident

SandalwoodSpending time with the family for over an hour, Shivanna had some positive words to share with the young boyDigital NativeDigital NativeSandalwood star Shiva Rajkumar is known for striking a strong bond with his fans. So, when his young fourteen-year-old fan Ullekh met with an accident and lost his leg, he did not hesitate to pay him a visit. When it was brought to the star’s notice that the youngster wanted to meet him, Shivanna decided to visit him in his home in Mysuru when he was in the city to attend the Suttur Jathra Mahotsav. Spending time with the family for over an hour, Shivanna had some positive words to share with the young boy. He reportedly told Ullekh not to lose heart but stay brave. The star added that with the technological advancements, his mobility will improve further. It may be mentioned here that the entire family were Dr. Rajkumar’s fans and the boy’s father is a member of his fans’ association. The fourteen-year-old Ullekh was on his way from school when he tried boarding a Kstrc but fell off on the ground with his leg stuck in the back wheel. The family alleges that the driver and conductor were negligent as they did not want him to board the bus with a pass. The boy’s father has filed a legal suit against the bus driver and conductor. While the boy was hospitalized and a surgery was performed to amputate his legs, he expressed his desire to meet Shivanna. The actor wasn’t able to meet him at the hospital due to his prior commitments but took time off his busy schedule to pay him a visit at his home to cheer him up. On the work front, Shivanna is busy with a slew of films including The Villain and Kavacha. The Villain is slated to hit the silver screens on February 14th. 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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Kannada film industry's most anticipated film 'The Villain' to hit screens soon

SandalwoodDirected by Prem, the film has Dr Shiva Rajkumar and Kiccha Sudeep sharing the screen space for the first timeDigital NativeDigital NativeThe Villain is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated films in the Kannada film industry this year. Directed by Prem, the film has Dr Shiva Rajkumar and Kiccha Sudeep sharing the screen space for the first time. While a major portion of the film has been shot already in India and abroad, the director has started to shoot the climax portions of The Villain. According to an interesting piece of news doing the rounds, the director is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the intro songs for both the stars are out of the ordinary. While it is said that the intro song for Sudeep will be an expensive affair with the produces allocating a huge budget for this particular number, plans are on to rope in six leading ladies for Shiva Rajkumar’s intro song. Apparently, the director is in talks with six top heroines in Sandalwood to shake a leg with the star and will be finalizing the star cast soon. Produced by popular producer Cr Manohar on a huge budget amounting to Rs. 55 crores, The Villain stars Amy Jackson as the female lead, making her debut in the Kannada film industry. The star cast also includes Bollywood star Mithun Chakraborthy in a pivotal role along with stars like Srikanth and Sruthi Hariharan. Reports are that the Hindi rights have already been sold out and its pre-release business is going on at a brisk pace. The film’s technical crew includes Arjun Janya for music and Girish R. Gowda for cinematography. Reports are that the film is in its last leg of shooting with plans to release it on February 14th. An official word on this is expected to be out soon.
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Shiva Rajkumar’s first film release in 2018 revealed

EntertainmentWritten and directed by Duniya Soori, Tagaru is produced by Kp Srikanth under his banner Venus Entertainers. Digital NativeDigital NativeKannada star Shiva Rajkumar’s fans are waiting eagerly for the release of his first film this year. And the buzz now is that Tagaru will be his first movie of the year. The movie is slated for release on February 9 and the team is promoting it vigorously. Earlier, the team had planned to release the film for Sankaranthi on January 10 but it has now been postponed to February 9. It may be noted that the film was supposed to hit the marquee late last year but that was delayed for various reasons. Written and directed by Duniya Soori, Tagaru is produced by Kp Srikanth under his banner Venus Entertainers. Charan Raj has composed music for this flick and Mahendra Sinha had wielded the camera for it while Deepu S Kumar has edited it. Tagaru stars Shiva Rajkumar and Manvitha as the lead pair with the star cast also including Bhavana, Dhananjay, Vasishta N. Simha, Devaraj and Suhasini Maniratnam in supporting roles. Director Duniya Soori and Shiva Rajkumar had teamed up for Kaddupidi about five years ago and the film was a massive success. With the duo teaming up for the second time with Tagaru, movie buffs are eagerly waiting to know what they are coming up with, this time around. Shiva Rajkumar’s last release Mufti was a big hit and this has upped the expectation levels for Tagaru. His next release will be The Villain, in which he shares the screen space with Kiccha Sudeep for the first time. Besides these films, he also has Kavacha lined up for release this year. While The Villain is directed by Prem, Kavacha is being helmed by Gvr Vasu. The star is expected to sign a couple of more films soon.
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Jd(S) again woos actor Sudeep, will he take the political plunge?

EntertainmentSudeep seems to be non-committal about it.Digital NativeDigital NativeQuite a while ago, the former Chief Minister of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy met actor Kiccha Sudeep raising speculations that the latter would take the political plunge. However, no such news came forth with reports that the star turned down the offer. And now we hear from sources that HD Deve Gowda, the former Prime Minister of India, has again extended an invitation to the star to join his Janata Dal Secular party. However, Sudeep seems to be non-committal about it. While several of his contemporaries such as Upendra are floating their own political parties and joining other parties, there are huge expectations that Sudeep also may consider turning a politician. But he has not decided about it and his fans have to wait for an official confirmation regarding it. With Karnataka all set to go for the state legislative assembly polls this year, Sudeep’s decision is being keenly watched. In fact, he has raised his voice on several social issues. Meanwhile, Sudeep is busy with a number of acting assignments as well. The Kannada movies lined up for release this year include Ambi Ning Vayassaytho, Phailwan and The Villain. He is bankrolling Ambi Ning Vayassaytho, which is the Kannada remake of the Tamil hit movie Pa Paandi. In The Villain, he is sharing the screen space with Shiva Rajkumar and Phailwan and it is the first sports-based movie in his career. Besides his Kannada movies, Sudeep is all set to make his debut in Hollywood with Risen in which he plays an army officer. He also has the magnum opus, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy in which he shares the screen space with the Telugu mega star Chiranjeevi. With a slew of films in various languages, it remains to be seen if he would indeed take the political plunge.
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Sudeep’s Hollywood film to start rolling from February 2018

EntertainmentSudeep plays an army officer in the film which is set in New York. Digital NativeDigital NativeKannada star Kiccha Sudeep is all set to make his debut in Hollywood and the work is in progress. A couple of months ago, Australian director Eddie Arya was in India to finalise the project with Sudeep and a photoshoot was also conducted during this visit. With all the formalities done, the team is ready to go on the floors with the shooting in February 2018. This movie is set in New York and is part of the science fiction genre.  In the meantime, Sudeep is busy with a number of assignments including Kannada movie The Villain, in which he is sharing the screen space with Shiva Rajkumar for the first time. Directed by Prem, the film also stars Amy Jackson, Mithun Chakraborty, Srikanth and Sruthi Hariharan in pivotal roles. Arjun Janya is composing music for this flick with Girish R Gowda wielding the camera. Produced by Cr Manohar, the film is due for release on February 14 next year.nm3977439 auto Apart from the Hollywood movie Risen and Kannada flick The Villain, Sudeep also has Ambi Ning Vayassaytho directed by Gurudatha Ganiga, which he is producing under his home banner and playing a cameo role, and Phailwan in various stages of production. He has also bagged a pivotal role in the multilingual magnum opus, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, in which he will be sharing the screen space with Chiranjeevi, Vijay Sethupathi, Amitabh Bachchan and Nayanthara. Sudeep is not only busy with his film assignments but is also hosting the Bigg Boss Kannada show season 5 for the fifth consecutive time. Meanwhile, the star has been approached by Bollywood director Rohit Shetty to play an important role in a film based on Mahabharata. Sudeep is yet to give his nod as he wants to wrap it all up before signing new films. An actor par excellence with several awards to his credit, Sudeep has acted in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi movies so far and expectations are high for his first ever Hollywood flick Risen in which he will be seen playing an army officer.
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Film Review: ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’

Film Review: ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’
“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is about as close to a live-action cartoon as you’re likely to get this year — you know, the kind where someone blows a cannonball-shaped hole through Wile E. Coyote’s abdomen or a stick of dynamite reduces him to a pile of cinders, and the next thing you know, he’s up and chasing the Road Runner again. That’s not a style that works much of the time (see “Shoot ’Em Up” or early Arnold Schwarzenegger flop “The Villain”), but in the hands of “The Expendables 3” helmer Patrick Hughes — and more importantly, owing to the chemistry of stars Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds — it makes for a delightfully ridiculous screwball action comedy.

The premise is simple: Jackson plays the hitman, Darius Kincaid, Reynolds plays his bodyguard, Michael Bryce, and they both need to get from London to the Hague without getting killed. That
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‘Conan the Barbarian’ at 35: How Darth Vader Helped Arnold Schwarzenegger Beat the Muscle Man Stereotype

‘Conan the Barbarian’ at 35: How Darth Vader Helped Arnold Schwarzenegger Beat the Muscle Man Stereotype
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s films have grossed $1.9 billion in North America. Among his classics are James Cameron’s 1984’s “The Terminator”; 1991’s “The Terminator 2: Judgment Day”; and 1994’s “True Lies,” as well as such hits as 1987’s “Predator” and 2012’s “The Expendables 2.”

His movie catch phrases such as “I’ll be back”; “Hasta la Vista, Baby”; and “Get to the chopper” have become part of the pop culture lexicon.

Schwarzenegger even served as the Governor of California from 2003 to 2011. And has recently has gone mano y mano in a Twitter feud with President Trump. Guess who won?

But would he have been as big a star — let alone as governor — without his breakout role in John Milius’ “Conan the Barbarian”? The violent, erotic R-rated sword-and-fantasy adventure based on the stories of 1930’s pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard opened in 1,400 theaters on May 14, 1982. Though reviews were decidedly mixed — Variety
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