As we continue to endure the effects of the pandemic, the film world is still buzzing with exciting events and OTT releases. Here is a roundup of all that’s happening in the Kollywood this week.

Venkat Prabhu’s Lockup to get an OTT release on Zee 5

Lockup, directed by debutant SG Charles and starring Vaibhav, Venkat Prabhu, Poorna and Vani Bhojan is a suspense thriller which is set to make its premiere on Zee 5. The date of release is yet to be announced. Both Venkat Prabhu and Vaibhav will be playing the role of cops with the latter being the antagonist. The film has garnered a very good response judging from the teaser and is expected to be a box office hit.

Naduvan piques interest with poster and teaser

The first look and teaser of the upcoming drama thriller Naduvan were released this week. Written and directed by Sharran Kumar, the film stars Bharat, Aparna Vinod, Gokul Anand and Bala. Bharat is said to be playing the role of a young father. Music for the film has been composed by Dharan.

The first look of Murungakkai Chips is appetising

The makers of Murungakkai Chips starring the father-son duo of K Bhagyaraj and Shanthanu Bhagyaraj premiered the first look of the movie this week. Directed by Srijar, the film also stars Athulya Ravi, Yogi Babu, Manobala and Madhumitha in supporting roles. Dharan Kumar has composed the music for the film. Further details will follow in subsequent weeks.

Vijay Sethupathi’s Tughlaq Darbar poster is a treat for fans

Vijay Sethupathi’s next venture Tughlaq Darbar is a much-hyped political satire featuring other A-listers like Aditi Rao Hydari, Karunakaran and Parthiban. The film is directed by newbie director Delhiprasad Deenadayalan with music by Govind Vasantha and cinematography by Prem Kumar of 96 movie fame. With such a glittering ensemble cast, Tughlaq Darbar is expected to break all records.

Prabhas and Pooja Hedge get hearts racing with Radhe Shyam

The poster of the next big Telugu blockbuster in the making, Radhe Shyam sent the internet into a tizzy. Boasting of 2 high profile leads in Prabhas and Pooja Hedge, the film slated to release next year is expected to be an intense romantic drama. Radhe Shyam is the 20th film of Prabhas and is already trending on top under the hashtag #Prabhas20. Directed by Radha Krishna Kumar, the film has been shot simultaneously in Telugu and Hindi and is being dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam.

Rajini-Kamal laud filmmaking Legend K Balachander

On the occasion of genius filmmaker late K Balachander’s 90th birth anniversary, a host of Tamil actors presented their tributes to the legend. Among them were superstars Kamalhaasan and Rajnikanth who both got their big breaks in Tamil cinema thanks to K Balachander. The videos feature both actors fondly remembering the director’s memorable films and his towering contribution to the world of cinema.

Vijay’s Master will wait for a theatre release.

The highly anticipated Vijay-Vijay Sethupathi starrer Master will not be succumbing to the lure of OTT platforms. According to producer Xavier Britto, the film will only make its premiere in theatres once they reopen.

Suriya’s birthday celebrated with a song

While the other much-awaited film Soorarai Pottru starring Suriya waits for its release, the second track from the film will be premiered on the actor’s birthday on the 23rd of July. The song titled Kaatu Payale is touted to be a fast and peppy track. Soorarai Pottru is directed by Sudha Kongara and has music by the talented G V Prakash Kumar.

The father of all pairings is here

Tamil cinema is eagerly awaiting a monumental news update regarding two of its favourite superstars. Thespians Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan are all set to join forces soon. Filmmaker Lokesh Kanakaraj is expected to direct Rajnikanth in his next film under the production banner of Kamalhaasan’s Raajkamal films. Fans are restlessly looking forward to more details.

As we wind down another week, keep staying safe, practice social distancing and watch this space for the latest updates on your favourite movies and stars.

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