As we move along cautiously through the pandemic and its effects, Unlock 3.0 is easing out activity in many places keeping in mind all the social distancing protocols of course. Kollywood has resumed unfinished shooting schedules, OTT releases are being finalised and many explosive titbits are rocking the internet. Let’s take a look.

Soorarai Pottru to take flight on Amazon Prime

In one of the most exciting announcements from the industry, actor Suriya’s highly-anticipated Soorarai Pottru directed by Sudha Kongara will see a direct OTT release on Amazon Prime on the 30th of October,2020. The premiere of the film, based on events in the life of Air Deccan founder Captain Gopinath, had been stalled indefinitely owing to Covid-19. The announcement was made on Ganesh Chaturthi day. So set your dates and get those subscriptions ready for Soorarai Pottru on Amazon Prime!

Laabam trends with viral views

Actor Vijay Sethupathy is a very busy man with many high profile releases in the offing. Apart from Ra Pe Ranasingham and Tughlaq Darbar, the actor will be seen next in Laabam, where he will play the role of a social activist. Sruthi Haasan, Sai Dhanshika, Kalaiarasan and Ramesh Tilak will also be seen in significant roles. The film is bankrolled by the actor’s own production house Vijay Sethupathy Productions. The trailer that dropped online has garnered over 3 million views.

GV Prakash and others pray for SPB

In a huge community effort, members of the film and music fraternity of Tamil cinema took to social media to organise a special 3 global minute prayer on the 20th of August from 6 pm to 6:03 pm for the speedy recovery of musical legend S P Balasubramanyam.SPB, as he is popularly known, has been in critical condition since the 5th of August with COVID -19. While he continues to be in the hospital, we hope that all the prayers and good vibes of fans and wellwishers will be instrumental in seeing him back on his feet.

Multilingual Love album to release soon

One Last Time, a live album featuring Teju Ashwini and Nijil Dinakar will premiere digitally in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada. The album is produced by Aara Music and is said to appeal to the millennials. Watch this space for further details.

Legaa premieres on Regal Talkies

Regal Talkies is a new pay per view app for Tamil film enthusiasts that are showcasing some interesting films. Legaa,a supernatural thriller featuring actor Sai Deena and directed by Arun Karthik will feature on the platform at 8 pm on August 28th. Book your slot now to watch this film.

Aishwarya Rajesh turns 25 with Boomika

Aishwarya Rajesh completes a milestone of sorts in her acting career by starring in Boomika, her 25th film, produced by Karthik Subbaraj’s Stone Bench films. The film directed by Rathindran R Prasad is touted to be a horror mystery. The title and motion poster was unveiled by actor Sivakarthikeyan on Ganesh Chaturthi day.

Santhanam in Dikkiloona

Comedian Santhanam will next be seen in the funny entertainer titled Dikkiloona. The trailer that can be viewed online is already gaining lots of publicity and shows Santhanam travelling in a time machine invented by quirky scientists led by Yogi Babu. Santhanam is said to sport different looks for various time periods.

Doctor’s second track unveiled

After the peppy hit Chellame from the upcoming Sivakarthikeyan release Doctor, the next track to drop digitally from the film is Nenjame, a soft emotional number sung and composed by Anirudh Ravichander in his trademark style. Doctor, directed by Nelson Dilip, will see the actor play the role of a doctor for the first time.

Sid Sriram croons for Murugakkai Chips

Soul and blues singer Sid Sriram has lent his unique voice for a romantic track in the film Murungakkai chips titled Edho Solla, which is trending widely on social media. The film stars Shanthanu Bhagyaraj and Athulya Ravi in the lead and is directed by Srijar with music by Dharan Kumar.

First look at Memories

Actor Vetri known for his interesting roles in 8 Thotakal and Jiivi will be seen next in Memories,a psychological thriller with debutant Parvathy Arun as the female lead. Directed by Syam Praveen, Vetri will play the role of a man who suffers a loss of memory and is accused of murder. Harish Peradi and Ramesh Tilak will also be seen in pivotal roles. The inaugural poster of the film can now be viewed online.

That was an action-packed week for sure! We will be back with doses of entertaining news every week. Until then, stream indiscriminately from our envious collection of films.

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