What were we up to pre-Corona? It has been almost five months since our lives changed but in a sense, it feels like forever doesn’t it? While there is still so much uncertainty and trepidation, let us continue to do our bit by staying safe, abiding by the rules and of course, streaming endlessly from the amazing choices online. This week, the Tamil film industry is buzzing with exciting deets – get the latest Kollywood updates here.
Birthday boy Dhanush’s latest magnum opus gets underway
Actor Dhanush celebrated his birthday on the 28th of July and what better occasion to announce his much-awaited next film Karnan-a period drama directed by Mari Selvaraj and produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu. The title look and the video of the making of the film were released online and has since gone viral garnering multiple views daily from ardent fans and movie lovers.
Here is #KarnanTitleLook#Karnan Making Video from today at 5.55Pm.#HappyBirthdayDhanush @dhanushkraja @mari_selvaraj @theVcreations @Music_Santhosh@rajishavijayan @LaL_Director @natty_nataraj @iYogiBabu @EditorSelva @dhilipaction @RIAZtheboss @CtcMediaboy pic.twitter.com/jaWuVNUNOb
— Tamil Cinema Express (@TamilCineXpress) July 28, 2020
Rakitha Rakitha rocks the virtual world
Another celebration on actor Dhanush’s birthday included the release of the first track from Jagame Thanthiram, his next film. Rakitha Rakitha is a full-blown song that has gained over 6 million views so far online. Santhosh Narayanan who has been in brilliant composing form has created a mass melody that is trending big time.
A @karthiksubbaraj padam
— Tamil Cinema Hub (@tamilcinemahub) August 1, 2020
Cricketer Irfan Pathan is very excited for his film debut
Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan took to the digital medium to share off-screen pictures from his debut film Cobra, opposite Vikram. The film is said to get a high profile opening and is directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu with music by none other than A R Rahman. Fans of the talented cricketer are eagerly anticipating his role in the film.
.@IrfanPathan shared some throwback shooting spot pictures of #ChiyaanVikram's highly anticipated #Cobra! @AjayGnanamuthu @arrahman @SrinidhiShetty7 @Lalit_SevenScr @7screenstudio @sooriaruna @SonyMusicSouth @proyuvraaj pic.twitter.com/vAm316ET2R
— Tamil Cinema Express (@TamilCineXpress) July 26, 2020
The trailer of Lockup looks exciting
The trailer of the next OTT release Lockup was premiered and looks to be a slick cop thriller. The film stars Venkat Prabhu Vaibhav Reddy and Vani Bhojan and is directed by SG Charles. Venkat Prabhu, known for directing popular ensemble movies is expected to play a cop with grey shades. The exact OTT platform and the date of release is yet to be announced. Keep watching this space for further details.
Sriya Reddy goes digital with Aandava Kaanom
Actor Sriya Reddy known to play kickass female characters onscreen is ready with her next film Aandava Kaanom, which will premiere on the 28th of August on JSK Prime Media. The film is directed by S Velmathi and promises to be another towering female protagonist performance by Sriya Reddy, judging from the teaser that dropped online.
— Tamil Cinema Hub (@tamilcinemahub) July 31, 2020
Nanban Oruvan Vantha Piragu shared first look
Actor Ananth Ram who was praised and recognised for his role in Hip Hop Thamizha’s Meesaya Murukku has now donned the director’s cap as well. He will act in and direct his next venture Nanban Oruvan Vantha Piragu which as the title suggests will be based on friendship. The first poster of the film was released on friendship day by actor Sivakarthikeyan.
Here's the first look of #NanbanOruvanVanthaPiragu 👍🏼
— Tamil Cinema Hub (@tamilcinemahub) August 2, 2020
Kaithi makes it to the global stage
The 2019 blockbuster Kaithi starring Karthi has been selected to be screened at the International Indian film festival in Toronto this year. This was a turning point in the career of actor Karthi and director Lokesh Kanakaraj and was stupendously received by audiences. Here’s wishing that the film makes waves internationally as well.
#Kaithi is selected for official screening at International Indian Film Festival Toronto, 2020. https://t.co/9I7LbzAM9L@Karthi_Offl @itsNarain @Dir_Lokesh @SamCSmusic @sathyaDP @philoedit @anbariv @vivekanandapics @iifft_official @prabhu_sr @DreamWarriorpic pic.twitter.com/6d90hwlB7H
— Kollywood Updatesᴷ (@KollyUpdates) August 1, 2020
Rajavamsam to entertain viewers in theatres
Actor-director Sasikumar’s next film Rajavamsam will see a theatre release. Written and directed by K V Kathirvelu,the film is expected to be a wholesome family entertainer and stars many thespians like Thambi Ramaiah, Radha Ravi and Manobala along with newcomers and young actors like Nikki Galrani,Sathish, Yogi Babu and others.
" RAJA VAMSAM " PAKKA MASS COMMERCIAL ENTERTAINMENT MOVIE ON THE WAY TO THEATRE'S #TDRajha #ChendurFilmsInternational #RAJAVAMSAM@SasikumarDir @nikkigalrani @Kvkathirvelu @actorsathish "DATHO" #RADHARAVI SIR @manobalam @SamCSmusic @editorsabu @dhilipaction #vijaykumarsir pic.twitter.com/pCxsHQN3V2
— Tamil Cinema Express (@TamilCineXpress) August 2, 2020
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