Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Vijay's next film "Murasu" takes off

Source: Ayngaran International
Author: Ayngaran

Vijay's fans will be delighted to hear that "Murasu" –Vijay's next film will take off with the non-stop shooting schedule starting from 13th March.It is double delight for the fans as Asin & Sindhu Thulani are pairedwith him.

Rajkiran will be playing a major role in this film. After the stupendous performance in "Thavamai Thavamirunthu" & "Sandai Kozhi", Rajkiran has already established a nice following for his performance.

Ekambaram will be the cinematographer and recently he had won the TamilNadu state award as the Best Cameraman Award for his work in the film"Iyarkai".The music director has not been finalized yet. And virtually it is arace between Vidyasagar & Sri Kanth Deva.

The successful director Perarasu will take care of story, screenplay, lyrics and his brother Muthuvadugu, who has been associated to Perarasu in Thirupaachi & Sivakasi and as Assistant to many films with Director Shankar earlier, will make directorial debut in this film.

Mr. Appachan, who had earlier produced "Friends" with Vijay & Surya, is the producer.The Picture is scheduled for Diwali release.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Vijay caught in the jam

By MIO Team
Feb 21, 2006, 04:34
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Vijay is one of the most sought-after heroes in Kollywood today and this demand has landed him in a new trouble this time around. His call sheet is jammed, as quite a few producers are still waiting to get his final nod.

Interestingly, he has given his call sheet to producer S.P.B. Charan.Producer Apachan is still waiting for Vijay's call sheet after their film'Puli' was shelved. The list doesn't stop here. Another producer Prakash Raj is also longing for Vijay's nod. His next film is likely to start after the completion of Prabudeva's 'Paurnami'.

However, the actor has agreed to actin S.P.B. Charan's next film. S.P.B. Charan's film 'Unnai Saranadaindhen' did reasonably well at the boxoffice but his last release 'Mazhai' failed in spite of the hype.

Now, he is looking forward to give out another big hit with Vijay and Lingusamy is expected to direct it. The director would start working on this film after the completion of 'Bheema'.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Vijay's Interview in Kumudham

This is translated from Kumudam's interview with Vijay. Vijay was interviewed by college students.

VIJAY: Hello, how are you all?

Surya: We are in very happy mood to see you

VIJAY: I'm also happy

Sheeba: OK Vijay, what is ur secret of success, tell us the truth?

VIJAY: Hard work. Then luck. U shouldn't be afraid to hardwork, then u'll succeed.

Elizabeth: Sure. Why are you acting in commerial based subject with same style? Why don't u act in different styles?

VIJAY: I too wanted to act in different styles, but when I talk to my fans, I find that they want me act in this style. Their opinion is important to me. In Aathi, the intro song is not a Kuthu song as in my previous movies. But my fans asking "Why the intro song is not kuthu song?". I wanted to do a decent love story, therefore, I acted in Sachein, the A class audience enjoyed it. So, i act according to people's wish only. My fans expect Action, Sentiment, Love and Comedy in my movie.

Surya: Why don't u act in Maniratnam or Shankar's movie with ur style?

VIJAY: I always want to act in their movies, I'm waiting for the right time when they will be free. DHOOL KELEPIDELAM!

Biola: Vijay sir, who is ur favorite heroine?

VIJAY: I'm always Simran's fan.

Elizabeth: Do u choose heroine for ur movie?

VIJAY: No, I select only the story, other things will be chosen by the movie unit entirely. I dont interfere.

Vinoth: How are you giving continuous hits? What do you think abt the new comers?

VIJAY: Giving hit movie is not in my hand alone. Its a team effort. Today's newcomers-each one has their own talents.

Aneesha: U r doing well in comedy, why dont do try for a villian role?

VIJAY: Pakka Villan means "No". I like MGR, Shivaji movies, in their movies, the hero is good guy, helping people and destroying villains. I too prefer to do positive hero roles. Maybe specially for u, I will act as negative hero, OK?

Aneesha: Thank you sir.

Elizabeth: How is Junior Vijay? Who fan is he?

VIJAY: Oh Thalaivaraa? He always changes. After see Theepidikka he said he is Arya's fan, Suddenly he will say he likes Vikram. For now party namma fan thaan. After watching songs in TV he will dance like that, that is his stlye. Paddu Chutti!

Biola: Give us a good advise?

VIJAY: Don't make like a senior, by asking advise all! Okay, Life is cycle, loser dont lose always and winners dont win always. So take life as is comes.

When everyone coming out with jolly, Aruna asks "Vijay sir, can u give a ride with ur Aathi bike?"

VIJAY: Ayya, aala vidunga. Escape!

By Ra. Ravishangkar (KUMUDAM)


Vijay on low profile

After the Aathi fiasco, Vijay is keeping an extremely low profile. He was seen recently at Tamilnadu government award function; so that his detractors will not say that he is in the DMK camp. The issue over refunds to theatres who lost money on Aathi is yet to be resolved.

However, Vijay has taken a hard decision he will not do a film in haste. This year he will have only one more release Murasu for producer Swargachitra Appachan directed by Muthuvadigu. It seems Vijay is not too happy with the script that was written and has asked Muthuvadigu for some changes and the shooting is being postponed every week!

Vijay understands that ‘formula films’ will be accepted by his fans only if there is something new in story and presentation. Meanwhile Muthuvadigu’s brother Perarasu is helping him with the script but Vijay is not happy. It seems that he has asked Perarasu to ghost direct the film after he finishes Ajit’s Tirupati. Now Appachan says that Murasu shooting will start fromApril 14, the day Tirupati releases!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Vijay's new plans

[Tuesday, February 21, 2006]

After Mazhai, noted playback singer S P B Charan will be producing a moviefeaturing Vijay in the lead role.Reports have it that the actor has accepted to don the lead role and theshooting is expected to commence once he completes his Murasu which hasPerarasu penning the story and screenplay.

According to sources, director Lingusamy, who is to direct Vikram for hisBheema, would wield the megaphone.Apparently impressed with Lingusamy's work in Sandai Kozhi, Vijay has agreedto play the lead role.

S P B Charan had earlier produced Unnai CharanAdainthen and Mazhai before.The three some makes for an intriguing combination.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Aathi - Post Mortem Report

Aathi is not running as it is expected to be. Atleast not upto the standards of a Vijay movie in terms of box office. It is declared a flop by websites, with TV channels still giving a decent rating every Sunday in Top 10.

As a post mortem report, after watching the movie thrice, I would like to list down a few things which would say where efforts went waste, what could have been done better and what should be done in future.

1) Announced as Aadhi, but later released as "Aathi". SA Chandrasekar was producing the film where as before the release he changed to SA Chandrasekara(Thank God, it wasn't Vejai who acted in the film :P)... Same dialogue as Vijay said: "Numerology mela vecha nambikkaiya story/screenplay mela vechirukkanum"....

2) Remake to the core... The flavour of the story and screenplay need to be maintained but even nativity?? Even the U/A certification? How can the scenes in a Telugu movie suit Tamil audience? Ghilli would have been just another movie, had Dharani not made changes to the original script. It was 200% of the original, making it the biggest blockbuster of recent years.

3) Continuing with the above point, does a murder signifies only "Aruvaa vettu"? The whole of Vijay's family being killed by the villain was the main part of the story to develop.. If it was vettu, kuthu in Telugu, why again in Tamil? Aren't there dozens of ways to show how a family is uprooted??? One dozen of blood oozes could have been avoided here.

4) Same logic applies even to the interval scene. The most important thrill before the interval, turned out to be a comedy show. I will explain how, but later. But if in Telugu he was executed why the same in Tamil? Can't he be shooted out?? One more point added towards A certification.

5) The blunders in the name of special effects... For a few scenes and for few seconds, why can't it be done better? As mentioned above, the interval scene turned out to be a total no-logic comedy, with villain's head executed on the fly during a fall... Atleast the original style could have been retained here...

Any doubts on what I said, watch out the same scene in Telugu original....Make out the difference. (Or watch it in this alternative link)

6) How far do you need to stick to the original for a remake? Even the hero's shirt burning for 5 minutes in the climax fight that too in a poor graphic effect?? And each and every fight was retained to be as violent as in Telugu original, testing the patience of the audience.

7) The corrections made to the original script which are almost invisible in the film. Add to it thw worst ever editing, making scenes jump as they wish especially in the first half. Editing-isn't it the backbone for a movie? The editor has to be severely blamed here.

8) Finally was it a good script for a remake? Certainly not. It was the screenplay that was good in telugu, that too mainly in the form of a few notable scenes. It was overcooked again in the same vessel - which alienated the film from Tamil audience. Beautiful songs, excellent performances, good camera work, well choreographed stunts - When the foundation of "story and screenplay" falters what is the use of building a house with these??

It is indeed a lesson for anyone who wishes to do remakes. No nativity, no credibility. For Vijay it could be "Better luck next time".. But for director Ramanna it is a golden opportunity wasted -especially when this could have been his comeback after Sullan.

Today when I watch movies like Sandakozhi, Dishoom etc and compare it with the Pongal releases of 2006, I really feel sorry for Vijay, Ajith and Simbhu, heroes of Pongal releases. They have crossed the ages of the likes of Jeeva and Vishal.. But now they have typecasted themselves with an image and is it wise to make films only to satisfy your own fans?? It is rather too early for an actor to be typecasted.

Hope they realise this soon and comeup with projects which would be milestones of Tamil Cinema. They have more than half of their career ahead to prove themselves. :-)

Vijay in Lingusamy’s direction

www.cinesouth.com - 20.02.2006

S.P.B. Charan is once again entering into production following `Unnai Saranadaindhen' and `Mazhai'. Vijay has given him the call sheet. `Unnai Saranadaindhen' was a film in which the producer did not lose money. It also received favourable reviews. Now this film produced by S.P.B. Charan has received the Tamilnadu Government's award. `Mazhai' on the other hand did not succeed, but it was also an unexpected failure.

Charan wanted to hit a `sixer' with his next production and has since secured Vijay's call sheet. The advance that Apachan, the producer of `Friends' gave to Vijay and his call sheets are still pending. As Apachan's film `Puli' has been given up, the question arises as to who will be the next producer for Vijay.

Apart from Apachan the producer waiting in line with Vijay's call sheet is Prakash Raj. It is likely that after the completion of Prabudeva's `Paurnami' his film will be taken up. Lingusamy is expected to direct the Charan's film. After completing `Bheema' he has agreed to direct this Vijay starrer.

Sunset cycling of Vijay

February 20, 2006

Guess how Vijay spends his time at home? There he moves about his garden tending his pet plants and trees. Indoors it is his daughter and son that keep him engaged in joyous pastimes.

Come sunset, Vijay dons a helmet with visor that completely covers his face and takes off on his bicycle. He moves about lanes and alleys near the Elliots beach without anyone recognizing him and returns home unnoticed. This has become a passion with him.

"The freedom of anonymity is great!" says Vijay. True indeed for a man who is imprisoned by celebrity status.

Source: Behindwoods.com

Friday, February 17, 2006

Vijay's next move

Cinesouth.com - 17.02.2006

Vijay is very careful about the next step he is going to take. The `Aathi' disaster has really shaken up Vijay. He still can't digest the fact that theatre owners have been so tough on him for his one film being a flop at the box office.

Now, he takes all the time in the world to listen patiently to a story. Hari who has just finished `Aaru' has made a story ready forVijay. Like `Samy' it's about men in uniform. Another project with story, screenplay and dialogues by Perarasu is gettingready in the name of `Murasu.'

Vijay is supposed to be more in favor of `Murasu' but will take his decision only after it has been further polished. Muthu Vadugu will direct`Murasu.' Then there's Selvaraghavan's film. Anyone who has seen`Kadhal Kondein' and `7G Rainbow Colony' will get a doubt about Selvaraghavan's taste, but his speech wipes any doubts away.

Surprisingly, his aim is to direct a romantic film with heroes like Vijayakanth and Sarath Kumar, who are not really romance material. Another hero on his list is Vijay. "I want to make a film with Vijay and Meera Jasmine." One of his wishes will come true after `Murasu.' After directing Venkatesh in a Telugu film, he will get to direct Vijay.

At least in this film, will Vijay refrain from throwing out challenges to his opponents?Selvaraghavan has the strings to make Vijay act!

Vijay pining for Simran's on-screen company

She has ceased to be the queen bee she was. But saucy Simran continues to cause ripples in Kollywood. And among her VVIP fans is none other than the current Number 2 in Tamil cinema: 'Ilaya Dalapati' Vijay .

So, even as Trisha Krishnan is all praise of her on-screen chemistry with Vijay, the boyish-looking hero pines for the on-reel company of Simran. Vijay is on record that, should the much-married Simran say `Yes', he is ready to be paired with her even now!

Well, why not? After all, all the Vijay-Simran films have been smashing hits. It is also true that Tamil film fans still have a soft corner for Simran. Even Vijay's wife thinks that Simran is the best heroine he has been paired with in Kollywood. That's high praise from a hero's wife. Normally the wives are wary of their filmy husbands' on-screen heroines!

Now that Vijay has bared his heart, will Simran oblige him by giving the nod for a flick with the Ilaya Dalapati? The answer is in the womb of time.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Super hit movies of VIJAY

The Super hit movies of VIJAY so far..

LOVE TODAY - 175 Days
ONCE MORE - 175 Days
KUSHI - 225 Days
FRIENDS - 180 Days
GHILLI - 260 Days

Source: Vijay Fan Venkat(venkat_20182@yahoo.co.in)