Wednesday, February 28, 2007
February 27, 2007
After the success of Lee which featured Sibi Raj and Nila in the lead roles, director Prabhu Solomon has decided to remake M.G.R's Ayirathil Oruvan with Vijay in the lead role.
Ayirathil Oruvan featured our ex-chief minister J.Jayalalitha as M.G.R.'s jodi.
Stay tuned to Galatta.com for further updates on that.
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Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Mozhi, Paruthi Veeran rock
The battle at the box - office this February has been a royale one. A host of films including biggies hit the screens and the race for supremacy was at its peak.
Move over Pongal releases, the films that hit the screens this 'Valentine month' witnessed good crowds. The likes of Lee starring Sibiraj and Nila, Jayam Ravi starrer Deepavali, director Gowtham's Pachaikili Muthucharam, Prakash Raj's home production Mozhi and director Ameer's Paruthi Veeran hit the screens.
Interestingly all the movies opened big. However, expectations were high on Mozhi and Paruthi Veeran.
It was a perfect beginning for Studio Greens' Paruthi Veeran and Mozhi from Prakash Raj’s stable. The former, a debut film of Karthi (Suriya's sibling), directed by Ameer has taken a fantastic opening all over Tamil Nadu. Usually, films of debutantes do not have a great opening. This film has successfully re-written the norms and opened to packed houses. It is witnessing housefull shows in rural centres too. The technical excellence in the film coupled with the stupendous performances of the stars has won the movie great accolades. Word-of-mouth publicity about this film is high and this film is not just being critically acclaimed, it is also proving to be a big commercial success.
Not far behind is Mozhi.
Prithviraj's elegant performance and Jyothika's effervescent histrionics as a deaf and dumb girl are the talking points of the movie. A noteworthy aspect of this film is the dialogues which combine sensibility and sensitivity. Director Radha Mohan’s films have always been dialogue-oriented and his forte seems to be blending light-hearted humour in a shrewd storyline. Interestingly, both Paruthi Veeran and Mozhi carry good reviews and the good run is expected to continue without a hitch.
Pachaikili Muthucharam shows Sarath Kumar, the mass hero, in a totally different light. While the attention grabbing factor for A centres is Gowtham Menon, for B and C it is Sarath Kumar. Not to forget, this shows Jyothika in a different role too and she has done her role with aplomb. The film is having a decent run.
Shrewd publicity and persistent hardwork which is apparent in Sibiraj’s performance have worked for Lee. This is Sathyaraj’s first production and director Prabhu Solomon’s second directorial venture, after he got a good name with Kokki. All these seem to have worked in the film’s favour and the film is doing reasonably well. This film is safe stake and no one is injured in the game.
Lee is reportedly drawing steady crowds thanks to the director and the producer who are opting for various avenues to reach out to the movie-buffs.
Director Lingusamy's maiden production venture Deeppavali is doing well particularly in the A centre. This romantic and clean entertainer has won the admiration of the youngsters. A big plus of this film is the performance of the lead stars Jayam Ravi and Bhavana, music by Yuvan Shankar Raja and a climax which is not clichéd. Ezhil, who is known for his feel-good love stories, has arrived into the scene again with this film. Good publicity has helped this film’s cause to a major extent.
Meanwhile, though a Pongal release, Vijay's Pokkiri is still drawing good crowds. A remake of the Telugu blockbuster titled the same, the movie directed by Prabhudeva is a mass film and thanks to Vijay fans- the film has been maintaining a good run. A racy screenplay and action which is aplenty, has helped the film retain its charm despite many newfound competitors. There are enough and more ingredients in the film that keeps the audience happy-Vijay’s action, a fast-paced narrative, an alluring Asin and peppy music.
However, there is a threat now and it is all set to come in the form of annual examinations and the World Cup cricket match, which would kick off early next month. The cricket frenzy is already catching up and this is worrying news for those in the industry.
But then, nothing can be predicted for sure at this stage. All that we can do now is this- Wait and watch! We will do just that and keep hoping that there is no slump in the collections for the films.
February 27, 2007
Vijay gets twosome with his upcoming Azhagiya Tamil Magan. If buzz around the sets of ATM can be believed, Vijay dons a double role for the movie. Off-tracking from his customary action hero tag, Vijay's character(s) in his upcoming movie will provide ample scope for the actor to perform.
No wonder Vijay is flanked by both Shreya and bombshell Namitha for the movie, now we think. Rumors also state that one of Vijay's roles in the movie has Extra Sensory Power - which lets an individual to see through the future. One can only imagine that this will increase the scope for a few interesting twists in the movie that guarantees to put the viewers on the edge of the seat.
Directed by Bharathan, Azhagiya Tamil Magan is progressing at top gear in and around Chennai these days. The movie is slated for a mid 2007 release.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Sunday, 25 February , 2007, 15:33
It may sound bizarre, Vijay’s Pokkiri is a bigger hit, than Kamal’s Vettayadu Vilayadu, but at the box-office the latter is the winner!
How did this anomaly happen? Simple – mathematics! Ticket rates controlled by the state government are only 60-70 percent of what prevailed during the free market rates at the time of release of Vetayadu Vilayadu!
More audience have watched Pokkiri than Vetayadu Vilayadu in Tamilnadu, but is not reflected at the box-office collections. Says Meenaxi Sundaram, Manager of Mayajaal Multiplex on ECR in Chennai: “ Vetayadu Vilayadu, was seen by 31,293 audiences in 57 days run, while Pokkiri has already been seen by 31,419 audiences in 42 days (till Feb24) and still running”.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
The most number of film people are located in Madurai. A majority of fans are also there. When Vijay went to Madurai to celebrate the success of 'Pokkiri,' one could see it in person.
'Pokkiri' is being screened in Madurai's Cinepriya theatre. Since the film is doing great business, the President of Distributors Association Anbuchezhiyan wanted to felicitate Vijay. It is to be mentioned here that this same Anbuzheziyan threatened Ajith over 'Naan Kadavul.'
The Assistant Police Commissioner Kumaravel participated in the function. A special guest was M Karunandhi's grandson Durai alias Dayanidhi, the son of MK Azhagiri. Dayanidhi was all praise for Vijay and felicitated him with a shawl. In return, Vijay honored him with a shawl.
Vijay extolled the virtues of Madurai and this found great response and applause in the crowd. About 9 cows were given away by Vijay to poor people at the function. Earlier a 'gopuja' was conducted.
There was so much crowd to see Vijay that the police had to brandish their lathis to keep the crowd under control. Even though 'Pokkiri' is running in other theatres too, Vijay went only to Cinepriya.
He then left for a function at Aruppukottai where his fans had arranged for free house pattas to be distributed to the poor.
Having been chased out of Kerala, this glamour actress depends on this Vijay film for her comeback.
At one time, she acted with top actors like Mammootty and Mohanlal. She does not get any more comedy roles in Tamil and Telugu either. She does not want to do films that run only morning shows. Now, thanks to Vijay, she's back in the reckoning.
She has a role in 'Azhagiya Thamizhmagan' starring Vijay. She has no earth shaking role in it, it's just a small role. But she feels that even this one small role in a Vijay film could help erase her old image and set her on a new path.
She has got a nice role in a Malayalam film too. She acts as her own self as actress Shakila in a Mohanlal film. Mohanlal plays an auto driver, who is an ardent fan of Shakila. A scene where he attends a shooting of Shakila has been shot recently. Once this film is released, Shakila hopes she will get more Malayalam film offers.
May her dreams come true!
Pokkiri, a Telugu blockbuster starring Mahesh Babu was remade in Tamil by actor-director Prabhu Deva.
The Tamil Version of the movie featured Vijay as the male lead and Asin of Ghajini fame in the female lead.
Now Boney Kapoor has got the remake rights for producing the movie in Hindi.
It will feature Salman Khan as the male lead.
Extracting time from the busy schedules of Azhagiya Tamil Magan, Vijay found himself distributing cows to the needy in Madurai recently. Yes you heard it right; the actor gave away 9 cows in an event to celebrate the success of Pokkiri organized by his fan association in Madurai.
The event was conducted in the Cine Priya theatre in Madurai and was attended by Police Commissioner Kumaravel, distributors council head Anbuchezhiyan, and Durai - M.K. Azhagiri's son.The cow donation was preceded by the 'Kopooja' ritual performed by sanyasis.
Fans from the nearby villages gathered after news about Vijay's arrival spread. Vijay, in his speech stated that he has been doing numerous social welfare activities and donating cows is first of its kind. It is fulfilling, he added. I would have loved to visit all the theatres around Madurai that play Pokkiri, but had to visit Aruppukottai where my fans have arranged for free land distribution to the poor, he revealed.
Vijay's visit to the theatre ended up in a stampede and police charged lathi to control the crowd.
On a lighter note, Vijay's son who has been admitted to a school recently entertains his friends by enacting Vijay's punch dialogue 'Naan oru thadava mudivu pannitta, anda mudiva ennaal kooda maatha mudiyadu' from Pokkiri. Chip off the old block, eh?
Friday, February 23, 2007
After having romanced aging heroes like Sarath Kumar and Sathyaraj in her earlier films, Namitha runs after Vijay in 'Azhagiya Thamizh Magan.' Shriya is the other heroine in the film. Namitha's is a one sided love in the film.
After acting 2 days with Vijay, Namitha is all praises for him. She is full of his simplicity, measured acting, measures talking and friendly behavior. She sounds happy when she says,"There is always a kuthu song in Vijay's film that is liked by all and we are doing one such number in this film too."
For this, Namitha has given up many things. For one, she has drastically reduced her acting fee. She even gave up roles where she was the solo heroine. Why?
"It's all for Vijay!" says Namitha with a serene smile!
Sunday, February 18, 2007
|It will allow interaction among affected children|
CELEBRITY LAUNCH: Actor Vijay interacts with children after inaugurating the Down's syndrome clinic in Nungambakkam on Saturday. — By Special Arrangement
CHENNAI: Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital in Nungambakkam here has opened a special clinic for children with Down's syndrome.
The clinic will provide information and give an opportunity for families of children to interact. Initial and follow-up evaluation with preventive medical screening and consultation, parent training and therapy will be provided.
Actor Vijay formally inaugurated the clinic on Saturday and spent some time with the children there.
Down's syndrome is a genetic disorder characterised by a combination of birth defects, including some degree of mental retardation, impaired facial features and associated withheart defects, visual and hearing impairment and other health problems.
And Mani Ratnam's Guru and its Hindi version is the number three and still drawing record crowds. At number four is Dhanush's Thiruvilayadal Aarambham which has become a favourite with the family audience. Thamarabharani, manages to keep itself afloat at number five.
|Pokkiri||Vijay, Asin, Prakash Raj||Racy mass masala entertainer||Same old formula story||Super Hit|
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Director Barathan has filmed some lively scenes of Vijay and Santhanam on sets of a colony, for 'Azhagiya Thamizh Magan.'
According to Vijay, the film will appeal to the young generation. He said that at Chennai's dilapidated Binny Mills. This place has till now been used only to shoot fight scenes, but for 'Azhagiya Thamizh Magan,' art director Maniraj has put up a beautiful sets of a colony. It would remind one of a Royapettah area.
Vijay, whose name is Guru in the film, has his trademark style and punch dialogues. Shriya is called Abhinaya in the film. Like other pretty heroines, her main work is to fall in love with the hero. Namitha does the role of Priya whose love for Vijay is totally one sided!
So, would her role be something like the vamp role of Reema Sen in 'Manmadhan'? The director prefers to keep that a suspense.
Usually AR Rehman takes his time to deliver his tunes. For 'Azhagiya Thamizh Magan,' he has straight away given a tune. When Barathan played it for Vijay, the star was all praise for Rehman's talent.
This could be the basis for Vijay's next hit!
Actor Vijay inaugurates Downs Syndrome Clinic at the Kanchi Kamakoti Child's Trust Hospital Nungambakkam, at 10.am. today. Vijay is a known philanthropist and keeps this aspect of his character under wraps.
Currently, Vijay is acting in the movie Azhakiya Tamizh Magan. Actress Shriya is playing the female lead. Abachan is wielding the megaphone.
Stay tuned to get latest updates about the event.
Courtesy : Galatta.com
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Don't be surprised by the title. Like Vijay, Rajini is to do something good.
Every year, Vijay donates books and notebooks to poor students and conducts weddings. He recently announced that he was to build a hospital in the name of his deceased sister for treating the poor.
Before the pupil realizes his dream, the guru has started his work.
Last week, Rajini bought an 8 acre plot at Ponneri near Gummidipoondi. It is said to have been bought for building a charity hospital. His close associates say it has been a long time dream of Rajini to build a hospital to aid the poor.
It is good news for the poor. But a long time back, Rajini had announced that he would give his Raghavendra Kalayana Mandapam to the people of Tamilnadu but nothing has happened since then. His river linking scheme is nowhere in sight.
If his charity hospital does not go the same way, it will be good news!
February 14, 2007
It was one of the biggest parties thrown in Kollywood in recent times. The anniversary celebration of ET-Madras Plus held at Park Sheraton in Chennai on Feb 10 had who's who of the industry coming together.
It has been a while since the three biggies Vijay, Vikram and Surya were seen at a same place; not to forget Simbu and Dhanush sharing few lighter moments. Sister-in-laws Sonia Selvaraghavan and Aishwarya Dhanush were seen with Trisha Krishnan having a great time.
Directors Dharani and Bala were at their relaxed best with A.R.Rahman as usual stopped for a few minutes to rush back. Some of the top media persons were also seen gracing the occasion.
Overall the ambience was top notch and the event was well managed. The celebrities seems to have a taken a special liking towards the sets erected inside the venue on lines with a market place with flower shops, pan center, auto stands and movie cut outs.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
February 14, 2007
During the making of Pokkiri, there were rumours floating in Kollywood circles that all is not well with Prabhu Deva and Vijay. It was alleged that Prabhu Deva's style of functioning was not in sync with Ilaya Thalapathy. When Vijay was questioned about his working experience with Prabhu Deva, he agreed that initially it had taken a while for him to get settled at the sets of Pokkiri.
Vijay continues, "Prabhu Deva being a perfectionist would not be satisfied very easily. His viewpoint was very very different. Although it appeared tough during the making of the film, the result of Pokkiri has lightened up all the difficult patches. Now all that remains with me is happiness and nothing but happiness".
On a question of doing another film with India's Michael Jackson, Vijay seemed ever ready. He says, "Deva is right now busy with Shankar Dada Zindabad and a few assignments in Bollywood. After he completes them, we would sure come together for another blockbuster". It is learnt that this time around Prabhu Deva might not go in for a remake; rather he would have his own script ready for Ilaya Thalabathy Vijay.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
February 12, 2007
The sets of Vijay starrer Azhagiya Tamil Magan recently turned into mayhem when the fans just couldn't get enough of the actors Vijay, Shriya, and Namita. Azhagiya Tamil Magan is being canned in and around Kanchipuram and the cast and crew are stationed in the temple city.
As the news spread, on Saturday the Kanchipuram railway station was thronged with fans from the surrounding villages who wished to catch a glimpse of the stars. The situation went out of control when the fans raising slogans advanced to the stars for a handshake and autographs.
Police were called in immediately and the crowd was driven off after a lathi charge. Additional police force was brought in for protection and the shoots were carried on in harmony after that. It is also reported that the crew will be stationed in Kanchipuram till February 15th.
Monday, February 12, 2007
February 12, 2007
Vijay TV’s viewers, as already reported by us, have selected the next Tamil superstar as Vijay. Vijay already has a huge fan base. After this vijay (victory) he is now busy reaching out to his fans across the globe through web streaming. Telugu remake Pokkiri has been extremely successful at the box office in India and abroad.
It is counted in the top 20 in the UK too. Vijay's next movie is Azhakiya Tamizh Magan, which translates into “Handsome Tamil son”; much hype has built up around it already and his fans are eagerly preparing for its grand release. Vijay’s heroine in Azhakiya Tamizh Magan is Shriya, who is also Rajinikanth's heroine in Sivaji.
Vijay rightly says that a faithful and satisfied fan following is crucial for success, and constantly reaching out to them, being in touch with them is essential. So he is using today’s technology to reach out to them.
As too many people congregated at Vijay's shooting, the police had to resort to lathi charge.
Day before yesterday, Vijay and his 2 heroines Shriya and Namitha were present for the shooting of 'Azhagiya Thamizh Magan' directed by Bharathan, near the Kanchipuram railway station.
On hearing that Vijay was shooting there, all his fans swarmed there. Seeing namitha and Shriya was an added bonus. They pushed aside the crew and tried to shake hands and get autographs from the stars. Since all the pushing and shoving was affecting shooting, the police had to do some lathi charge to disperse the crowd.
Only after that could shooting resume. It went on from 9am to evening. The fans watched from a distance and enjoyed the shooting.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
It is true that I wanted to direct a movie someday. I still fantasize being a director, but I don't think I will fit the bill, says Vijay with a smile. I am a relaxed person and do not think I could stand the pressure of being a director, he adds further. Besides, I watch all the directors I work with and making people work is definitely not my area of expertise. Particularly I can't bring myself to talk louder, he clarifies.
While that was the case with direction, he has life-size plans to explore more in his acting career. I would love to do a James Bond remake movie in Tamil and Ulagam Suttrum Valiban is one of my all time favorites which I would not mind acting, he states. Well, now he is setting eyes on James Bond and MGR; that is not surprising.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
There are speculations over who will be the next Tamil super star after Rajini Kanth and for that many believe it could be the rising star Vijay.
The actor who already has a huge fan base is nowadays busy reaching out to fans across the globe through web streaming.
His latest blockbuster Pokkiri has done a lot to resurrect his career.
Even though it's a Telugu remake, Pokkiri has been so successful at the box office, that it's ranked among the top 20 in the UK.
Though this larger than life actor is seen as the next big phenomenon in Tamil cinema all he's concerned about now is consolidating his fan following.
"Fans across the world are so crucial and I want to use technology to fully make use of it," said Vijay.
Vijay's next movie Alagiya Tamil Magan or The handsome son of Tamil has already built up quite a buzz.
Vijay has been cast opposite Shriya who incidentally is Rajinikanth's heroine in his forthcoming film Sivaji.
The fans of the actor who's seen as the successor of Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan will be eagerly awaiting their tech-friendly hero's upcoming release.
February 09, 2007
Looks like Udaya Nidhi – grandson of the Chief Minister and son of Minister Stalin – is all set to try his hands at movie making. A young entrepreneur, Udaya Nidhi is on the verge of forming his own production company and focus his attention on movies.
Vijay and Vishal have been reportedly roped in for the two movies that are being produced by Udaya Nidhi. The as yet untitled movie starring Vijay will take off after his commitments with Azhagiya Tamil Magan are over. Vishal will be doing the second movie for Udaya Nidhi after completing his upcoming cop fling, Sathyam.
Another additional piece of information is that Vijay, Vishal, and Udaya Nidhi are friends.
Friday, February 09, 2007
The shooting commenced at Binny Mills in Chennai. According to Vijay, “This film is a hilarious entertainer. The hero is his own enemy in the movie.”
After Vijay returned from his overseas trip, the shooting started at Binny Mills where scenes of Vijay and Santhanam were shot by debutant director Bharathan. Scenes of Namitha and Vijay will be shot next and this will also include an item number.
Azhagiya Tamil Magan has musical score by AR Rahman. Vijay hopes to complete the film by July and release it for this Independence Day.
February 08, 2007
Vijay got off to a flying start with his next venture Azhagiya Tamil Magan. With Pokkiri setting the cash registers ringing and his brief sabbatical in the US rejuvenating his spirits, Vijay has commenced the shoot schedules for ATM.
Recently Binny Mills witnessed a busy day since the cast and crew of ATM including Vijay, Namitha and Santhanam were present. Scenes involving Vijay, Namitha and Santhanam were canned by Bharathan – the director.
Bharathan is all praises for Rahman these days who immediately nodded his consent for the movie after hearing the script. ATM is slated for a mid 2007 release.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Wednesday, 07 February , 2007, 12:55
Pokkiri rule continues in its fourth weekend! At number two this week is Mani Ratnam's Guru which is drawing record crowds and has crossed the Rs 1 Crore net from Chennai city for its Hindi and Tamil versions combined!
At the third position is Pori, which opened in big screens and could not hold on. At number four is Dhanush's Thiruvilayadal Aarambham which has become a favourite with the family audience. Thamarabharani, manages to keep itself afloat at number five.
|Pokkiri||Vijay, Asin, Prakash Raj||Racy mass masala entertainer||Same old formula story||Super Hit|
|Wednesday, 07 February , 2007, 17:51|
vijay81test asks sir i am u r great fan.u will be the next super star.pokiri sunmai swept all thala
pdr_nambir asks HI VIJAY
nisvijay asks Hi Vijay! How are you? You have always been my 'hero', 'guru', and 'anna'. I always look up to. All your movies rock! You have always been my fav actor and will continue to be in the years to come. Keep up the good work. Hope you and your family are well.
phyllis87 asks Hi Vijay my question is have you filmed any scenes with Shriya yet?, If so how is like working with her?
phyllis87 asks Hi Vijay. First of all I want to congratulate you on your success. I've a huge fan since I was a little girl. I always liked your onscreen pairing with Rambha. How was it like working with her?
maruthiplastics asks HI Vijay! How r u & u r family?
maruthiplastics asks Whats u r daughter name?
sukumar.pr asks what's your future plan
maruthiplastics asks How about u r next project?How its moving?
maruthiplastics asks Tell me about prabhu deva?
maruthiplastics asks Talk about the victory of pokkiri
maruthiplastics asks who u like most Prabhu Deva or Lawrence? Tell any one person?
maruthiplastics asks Your dance is super and equal when compared to prabhu deva But in lawrence i think u r dance willbe the minus not in the movements but in the speed.pls comments
maruthiplastics asks your favourite place?
maruthiplastics asks your favourite food?
kaviraj2008 asks As a vijay fan we have difficulties with other fans saying Vijay Cannot do different roles. Why dont u act in a different roles and prove the critics wrong
kaviraj2008 asks Why dont u act in movies like hollywood. Entertainers such as Jamesbond..part 2..part 3..etc
superstar232006 asks hi vijay how r u? who is your role model?
sathish_sm asks Vazhlthukkal for the success of pokiri.Do u have any chance of pairing with our ultimate star in the near future.u both hv did only one film together.rajavinparavayile.
masameen asks What do u think about SADDAM Hussain ?
dreamchaser asks Hi Vijay!! Congrats on your Pokkiri success and best wishes for ATM aka Azghiya Tamizh Magan. My question to you would be.. If you had been given a chance in taking a role of olden days movies, which movie would you prefer and why ? . Everyone has hi
masameen asks Which profession would you like apart from Film Industry ?
akbar_babar asks do you plan to take up any meaningful roles in future ?
svishnu009 asks hi vijay, why are you preferring to work mostly on remake movies?
rkblal asks Please you are going to work with A.R.Rahman. So whats your feeling...
satash_2004 asks You are choosing the film based on subject or with a view to give a treat to your longing fans?
arun12b asks why u dont like ajith ?
somaa asks how do u feel when u dance in european streets wearing colourful costumes & people looking at u differently?
rajeev_win asks rajeev:vijay sir which director do you like to work
vkveeturi asks who are your favourite heroine
aruneee_54 asks after azalagiya tamil magan who s your film director and producer..pls tell me
leasha asks If u had a chance to get as a villan or hero which character would u choose & why?
dilsen_dil asks hi Vijay, I'm Dilsen from bangalore.I want u to create a MASS in Andhra lik our superstar.. why can't u to dub ur movies in Telugu.
leasha asks Since you have been an icon in the tamil cinema industry, have u ever thought of using ure popularity, to change certain issues or mindsets?
rajeev_win asks rajeev:vijay sir in recent times which is your favirate movie?
r_stalin asks Mr.Vijay, i am stalin and one of your fan/wellwisher.its really gorgeous performance in movie like K.Mariydai/Periyamudan/GILLI&POOKKRI etc .but insted of choosing more action oriented why not you give importance to Romantic+MORE COMEDY+Thought oriented s
maruthiplastics asks How is sanjay (u r son) what he is doing?
nirda asks Hi ya... Do you think, the violence in the movies spoils the public. As a leading star can you put a full stop to it.
douluvmee asks we hope you work with mani ratnam one day :))
nuhuman asks First of all thanking for you Pokkiri movei it was superb and my questioned is if get opprtunity in Bollywood do agree to make movie?
maruthiplastics asks what the reason of u r achievement its u r luck or background or patience or hardwork choose any one?
email@example.com asks When u r Going to Act In Dual Role?
balaji_vikaasa asks what is alagiya tamil magan about
phyllis28 asks Hi Vijay, if it's not too much trouble can you wish my sister, who adores you so much A Happy Birthday
maruthiplastics asks when u agian pair with daharani and tell me name of the film?
r_stalin asks if opportunity comes, would you like to act MANI/SHANKAR/GAUTAM direction?
asks Why don't you do tamil version of Dhoom 2 taking Hrithik's role? Will suit you superbly.
leasha asks i suppose u have met rajini sir, what is the one characteristic that u wish to adopt and still trying to?
sakthi_ravi asks Can you ask your Fans to Donate Blood to save Life of the needy
luhar asks Will u act with Surya and/Vikram again!!! I watched Friends nearly 8 times! wat abt a film that has u as a pokkiri, Surya as a Cop and Vikram as a don???
angelgurlzz asks Apart from being a good actress, tell us what is the most striking feature of Asin's personality?
smarty_arun asks vijay sir plz say hi to me
rajeev_win asks rajeev:vijay sir please say hai to me iam your big fan
leasha asks Have u have wondered whether u could do some hands on work as a music director in ure own film? Btw ure singing is good, i suppose your mom (A superb singer) must have given u some advice.
gcsan_geetha asks hi what yours hobby vijay?
lovely_2000 asks wats ur real name? wat r ur hobbies?
phyllis28 asks can you wish my baby sister suganya a Happy Birthday?
mramesh_123 asks WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT GOD
The 'Pokkiri' Vijay has now become the 'Azhagiya Thamizh Magan.' His new antics have started in the Binny Mills.
The one line story of the film is, "He is his own enemy!" says director Bharathan. No one knows what Vijay will do in the film. So no one knows the problems either. How Vijay surmounts all those problems with his song, dance and fights is the masala combination of what the film is all about.
After Vijay returned from his overseas trip, the shooting started at Binny Mills where scenes of Vijay and Santhanam were shot by Bharathan. Scenes of Namitha and Vijay will be shot next including an energetic dance number.
Bharathan is very happy that as soon as he heard the story, AR Rehman agreed to compose the music.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
[Monday, February 05, 2007]
Addressing media persons in Chennai on Sunday, Vijay, said, “All credit should go to the entire team which slogged for the movie's success. In spite of criticism that it had gory violence, women are coming in large numbers to watch the film”.
On his forthcoming film Azhagiya Tamil Magan, Vijay said, “It is a humorous entertainer. Unlike other films, the hero itself is responsible for him getting into troubles. How he comes out of all the problems forms the crux of the movie.”
The shooting for Azhagiya Tamil Magan has commenced and is touted for a release this August.
Monday, February 05, 2007
February 5, 2007
Ilayathalapathy Vijay gave a party to his contemporary leading stars to show that they don�t have any rivalry or hatred among them. Actors Ajith, Suriya, Vikram and Arya were among those who took part in this party.
Vijay is currently acting in the movie Azhakiya Tamizh Magan directed by Ghili- fame Bharathan. Abachan is producing this movie. Sivaji heroine Shriya is playing the female lead role.
Sources say, Vijay will be acting in the movie being produced by Tamil Nadu Minister M.K.Stalin�s son Udhayanithi. Buzz is that in this movie Vijay will be acting in dual roles.
'Pokkiri' is doing extremely well in all the Tamilnadu theatres and the happiness of its success is visible on Vijay's face.
He shared his joy with the media who battered him with questions.
Looks like you are unable to come out of the action formula?
It's true I've continuously done action films. I don't feel I'm caught in anything. I think I am going in the right direction. In the beginning, I chose films for their stories. But the success and fame came to me only from my action films. I am willingly caught in this formula.
But isn't there too much violence in 'Pokkiri'?
But there seem to be more women in the audience than men! The box office collection for 'Pokkiri' is fast overtaking 'Chandramukhi.'
When do you plan to do a dual role?
Most probably by the end of this year! After completing 'Azhagiya Thamizh Magan,' I will be acting in a film produce by Udayanidhi, the son of MK Stalin. Talks are on and once matters are finalised, a formal announcement will be made. I am also ready to do a film with Prabhudeva.
I have no interest in direction. Directing a film is not an easy matter. It's a tension packed job. Direction is not suitable for my temperament. I have no intention of acting in any other language except Tamil."
If imitation is the best form of flattery, actor Vijay perhaps is the most flattered person in Kollywood today. If Simbhu made it evident by imitating Vijay's mannerisms in Saravana, Vishal has been repeating the 'Vijay formula' in all his films. It has the perfect blend of comedy, valour, romance and music in the right proportion.
"If there is any other actor who has enjoyed a reputation of creating imitations, it is Rajnikant," says film-maker R. Revathi. "Only Rajni had made his fans and the next generations of actors imitate his style. Vijay, of course, has a long way to go. But surely among the current generation of heroes, he is showing strong signs of becoming the next superstar of Kollywood."
Says Suresh Kumar, an eighth standard student: "Whenever there is a major day of releases like Deepavali or Pongal, we pray that the films of Vijay and Rajni are not released together. We get confused about our loyalties-after all, both Rajni and Vijay are our thalaivars (leaders)."
For Vijay, it has taken over 45 films and a decade to become the leading contender in the race for superstardom in Kollywood. Films are in his genes, as his father, S.A. Chandrasekhar, is an acclaimed director while his mother, Shoba, is a producer and playback singer. "I guess I developed a liking for it when I frequented shootings of films directed by my father," he says. "I had lost interest in studies and films became an obsession. Soon I was pestering my father to launch me in films."
But the family put up stiff resistance and it took years for Vijay to convince his parents that he was serious about films. When the initial hurdle was crossed, more were waiting. His first film Naalaiya Theerpu, directed by Chandrasekhar, bombed . "I was back in college, back to square one."
His parents, however, were now determined to see him succeed. "They opposed only till I took the plunge. Once they saw my determination, they supported me to the end," says Vijay. Two years after Naalaiya Theerpu came Rasikan. It was Vijay's first major hit. "Finally I was accepted. I wanted to keep doing films and keep earning decently. I never expected to get this big," says Vijay.
His major break came when director Vikraman cast him in a totally different role in Poove Unakkaaga. Vijay played a romantic whose love is not reciprocated. Yet, he helps his lady love marry the person of her choice. A string of romantic films followed. Kaadhalukku Mariyadhai, directed by Fazil, helped break Vijay's image as a carefree college boy.
It was another struggle for Vijay to become an all-round entertainer. "When I was too full of soft roles, I thought it was enough," he says. "I wanted to turn to action. The period was yet another struggle for me. A couple of films flopped, too. But eventually, I succeeded."
Gilli where Vijay played the role of a kabbadi player who tries to save heroine Trisha from the clutches of a lecherous Prakash Raj earned him laurels. The film, directed by Dharani, was a remake of the Telugu film Okkadu.
Thiruppaachi showed him as a loving brother and in Sivakasi he was an obedient son who saves his mother, and is ill-treated by his elder brother, again played by Prakash Raj. Both films were directed by Perarasu.
"Today, there is something for everyone in my films," says Vijay, with justifiable pride. "Be it women, the youth or children, they have something to enjoy-romance, comedy and dance numbers." He is considered one of the finest dancers in Kollywood.
Though Aathi in 2006 did not fare well, Vijay asserted himself with the success of Pokkiri released this Pongal. The film, directed by choreographer Prabhu Deva, is again a racy entertainer. "Working with Prabhu Deva was amazing. Pokkiri was a remake film and I thought I knew what was going to be shot, but Prabhu Deva came up with the unexpected. You just cannot afford to be lax in his films."
Vijay, however, shies away from calling himself the next superstar. "I am glad when I hear people say that," he says. "But I just cannot think of myself as one. Personally for me, there can be only one superstar and that is Rajnikant."
Vijay is all praise for his contemporaries. "I am astounded at the efforts put in by Vikram and Suriya. Ajith, too, is a good actor. Even newcomers like Vishaal and Bharath have fire and energy in them," he says.
Despite his admiration, Vijay would not think of experimenting with roles like Vikram and Suriya. "Not that I cannot," he clarifies. "If I want to do experimental roles, I can put in my best and come out with the best. But I only want to be known as an entertainer."
In the pipeline is Azhagiya Thamizhmagan directed by newcomer Bharadhan. Interestingly, Vijay has no problems in accepting offers from new directors. "I keep listening to stories whenever I have time, he says. "If I find them interesting, I don't mind acting in the films of new directors." The gamble has paid off. The new directors, launched by Vijay, have put his skills to best use.
His parents and wife, Sangeetha, are his best critics. "At times I get irritated as they keep pointing out mistakes and never appreciate my skills. Eventually, I would discover the truth in their words. My fans, too, react the same way to those scenes."
As a top hero, Vijay has paired with almost all the leading heroines in the industry. Yet, his favourite remains Simran.
The duo had rocked the dancing scene of Kollywood and left fans screaming for more. "I think she was the best when she was around. Among the current crop of heroines, my favourites are Trisha and Asin."
"He does follow Rajnikant step by step," says film critic Devi Bharathi. "Though Rajni was also an acclaimed actor, he chose to tread the safe path of style, action and comedy. His films provided wholesome entertainment and made him a superstar. In striking contrast, Kamal Haasan experimented. Today, Vijay follows the Rajni path while others like Ajith, Suriya, Vikram and Bharath emulate Kamal. Vijay is almost successful and it is only a matter of time before he moves in to fill the vacuum that Rajnikant would create. It still remains to be seen who would occupy Kamal's place."
"He may not be sophisticated like Suriya or Ajith," says Revathi. "But there is something about him that endears him to people. While other heroes are heroes, Vijay is one among us. His rusticity has a mass appeal. That is his success."
February 04, 2007
Following the success of Pokkiri, Vijay has moved to his next film Azhagiya Thamizh Magan. In this film he is supported by the glamour dolls of Kollywood, Namitha and Shreya. With great expectations on the movie, different schools of thought are being associated with the storyline.
Initially it was said that Azhagiya Thamizh Magan is the remake of old film Murattu Kalai where Rajnikanth charmed his fans with a creditable performance. But this was refuted by Vijay himself in an interview.
Then few other sources claimed the movie to be inspired by an old M.G.R. classic as Vijay is an ardent fan of M.G.R. The mentioning of Vijay in a press release that he regularly watches M.G.R. films only added fuel to the rumors.
Meanwhile Azhagiya Thamizh Magan began with an auspicious pooja recently and the photo session was also completed.
These pictures had shaped up fabulously and they revealed a striking similarity to Abhishek Bachchan's Bluff master. Now Kollywood is abuzz with the news that Azhagiya Thamizh Magan may be inspired from bluff master.
Well, only time will be a good answer to what the actual story of the movie is.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Cast: Vijay, Asin, Prakash Raj, Vadivelu, Nasser, Napoleon
Direction: Prabhu Deva
Music: Mani Sharma
Pokkiri - Smart Move
After loud mouth of publicity, Vijay and Asin starrer Pokkri has finally seen its release and already the Telugu original was a money spinner at the box office which starred Mahesh Babu and Illeana in the lead. Now its Vijay's turn to prove his calibre working with the direction of Prabu Deva weaving with lots of Bashes, string of duets and bursting punch lines.
There is nothing quite quintessential as breathtaking as a spoof. Taking pot shots at the cliches of Andhra snuff genres from roller coster Mahesh Babu's block buster Pokkri in Telugu is titled same in Tamil here with mix and match of couple of duets, handful of bashes, certain amount of laughters and romance put together is formula for Pokri's secret of success.
The begining of the movie is bountyful feast to watch Vijay and Prabu Deva doing a hip hop number which leaves a lasting impression for vijay's ardent admirers.
The story beams with Thamizh(Vijay) most wanted accused, who longs for hefty price doing ransom act at the same time an angel Sruthi(Asin) for trust worthy. Things change when he falls for Sruthi's overwhelming personna.
Sruthy is captivated by notorious cop who goes evil ways to play a truant in her family. Thamizh's pleasant entry is esctacy in sruthy's life. Thamizh works for underworld don and with in short span of time with his racy attitude he soon comes up in life. His big boss Ali played by Prakash Raj arrive from overseas is in the watch by Tamil Nadu Police.
Mohideen Khan(Napoleon), CBI investigator runs the cases of Ali and his men. The rest forms the hard hitting climax with fast paced narration, gripping direction and languishing clean bowled racy rides which will hold the audiences attention to thier seat edges.
Stunt sequences by Vijayan and Editing by Srikar Prasad is well handled. Prabu Deva takes the cake for his ambitious step into direction and choreography has tried to pull up his execution through out the film by featuring a perfect formula for vijay in a catalyst role combined with fiery lines and well etched role is sure to be icing on the cake for Vijay. Prakash Raj steals the thunder being villainous with over whelming comic antics.
Vijay is crowd puller and still proves he is a live wire. Asin looks ravishing and does a fair job. Vadivelu entertains the viewers in his comic antics. Mani Sharma's music is a major plus for film's applause. On the whole the unredeemingly look alike Telugu remake here is Hay day reborn.
Vijay (Hot punch lines and dance)
Asin (Looks cute)
Vadivelu (Rib tickling comedy)
Music (Foot tapping)
Direction (Directed in a such a way that suits vijay)
A ditto from Telugu Pokkiri. (could have changed the screenplay to make it more better)
Story: Same as Telugu Pokkiri
Screenplay: Same as Telugu Pokkiri
Verdict : Dynamite
Saturday, February 03, 2007
February 03, 2007
That precisely was what Prabhudeva had to say when questioned if he would be willing to associate with Vijay yet again. The box office reports have proved it loud and clear that Prabhudeva is better as a director than as an actor with Pokkiri hitting the bull’s eye in Tamil Nadu as well.
With the success of Pokkiri, Prabhudeva has hogged the limelight in Tamil cinema yet again. Answering questions to newspersons for an interview recently, Prabhudeva further stated that he has no immediate plans for another Tamil movie.
Friday, February 02, 2007
Rajini loves to praise others. Almost half the industry has been praised by him, including Vijay, Vikram, Dharani, Murugadoss, Surya, Dhanush, Trisha, Hari and so on.
About 2 days back, he saw 'Pokkiri' starring his ardent fan Vijay. Rajini was quite impressed with the way Vijay delivered punch dialogues in his style and lashed out at the villains.
After seeing the film, Rajini contacted director Prabhudeva and told him how much he liked the film. 'From start to finish, the pace was so fast,' he said in appreciation.
After acting in the short film directed by Santosh Sivan in Mysore, Prabudeva will direct 'Sankardada Zindabad' starring Chiranjeevi. This is an important film for Prabhudeva so advance appreciation from Rajini is very encouraging for this young director.
Since Vijay is out of country, he missed Rajini's praises!
February 02, 2007
A heartfelt appreciation about others is not a common trait that is found in all human beings. Very few people are bestowed with this genial quality. Our super star Rajnikanth is one such person who despite his superior stature in the industry does not fail to laud any noteworthy effort from fellow artists.
On the other hand, Vijay is said to be overcast in his mood regarding Telugu dubbing of Pokkiri. As Pokkiri is a remake film from Telugu, he is not able to dub it and release there. But in Kerala, this film has performed very well lifting everybody’s spirits. Now Vijay has decided to release his next venture Azagiya Thamizh Magan both in Tamil and Telugu simultaneously.
February 2, 2007
The stars of Kollywood came to the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on December 23, 2006 at the presentation ceremony of Reliance Mobile Vijay Awards - ungal favorite yaar. Kamal Haasan, Vikram, Vijay, Trisha, Shriya, Khushboo, Sathyaraj, Cheran, K.S. Ravikumar, SP Balasubramanyam, S Janaki, Prabhudeva, Prabhu, Dhanush, Sarath Kumar and many more graced the occasion by their presence.
Reliance Mobile Vijay awards; the first awards ceremony is the first of its kind in south India. It is for stars chosen by their best jury - the audience. Reliance Mobile Vijay Awards progressing in three phases: the nomination stage, the voting stage and the presentation ceremony.
The nomination stage, as reported by us, saw a van, aptly titled Rasigan Express, travelling across 9 cities in Tamilnadu, registering nominees for the 9 categories. A total of over ten million votes were received, indicating the overwhelming response. In the next stage, the nominees for each of the categories were announced and the viewers got another chance to cast their vote to make their favorite star a winner. Weekly updates on voting trends were given by Yuhi Sethu.
The eminent jury panel, comprising eminent film critic Madan, critically acclaimed filmmaker Balu Mahendra and popular actress Rohini supervised the counting and gave the results. The jury also introduced 10 additional jury special awards for excellence in other related disciplines.
The award for the favorite Female Playback singer was given to S. Janaki; while S.P. Balasubramanyam won the award for the favorite Male Playback singer. Kamal Haasan's Devar Magan was awarded the Reliance Mobile most Favourite Film; and K.S. Ravikumar won the award for most Favorite Director. The popular comedian, Kovai Sarala, presented the award for the Most Favorite Comedian to Vivek. The gorgeous damsel Trisha, who has won the hearts of her fans, was given the award for Most Favourite Heroine by popular director Dharani. The Nokia Most Favourite Hero was given to Ajith . Ajith, A.R. Rahman, who won the Most Favourite music Director, and Prakash Raj, who was chosen as the Most Favourite Villian, were not present at the function due to previous commitments.
As part of the special awards, Vijay TV proudly announced the first ever "Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Cinema" to Padmashree Kamal Haasan; for his immense contribution to Tamil cinema. After a closed ballot voting amidst the film fraternity; the jury was proud to present the 'TVS Star City - Superstar of Tomorrow" to none other than rising star Vijay. Vikram was honoured with the "Youth Icon of the year".
To add to the already sizzling oomph; the show featured two ravishing dance performances of the sexy Yana Gupta from Bollywood. For the first time in India, the show witnessed the performance of a Malaysian Tamil hiphop band Yogi B and the Natchathira Boys LIVE on stage. Ragasiya, Lakshmi Rai and Priyamani added that extra quotient of style with their dancing. The stars of Vijay's two most popular shows, Airtel Super Singer and Garnier Fructis Jodi No. 1, also performed on stage
This star-studded awards ceremony will be telecast on February 4, 2007 at 11.00 a.m., only on Vijay TV. Part of the ceremony, namely the 'Red carpet special' will be telecast on February 3, 2007 at 7.00 a.m.
[Friday, February 02, 2007]
Superstar Rajinikanth heaped laurels on Prabhu Deva after he watched a special screening of Pokiri recently.
The movie directed by Prabhu Deva features Vijay and Asin in prominent roles. A remake of the Telugu blockbuster by the same name, the movie opened big and is well on its way to become a blockbuster.
Rajinikanth had personally called up Prabhu Deva after watching the movie and appreciated his work behind the screen in rendering a racy entertainer.
Thrilled with the call from the Super Star, Prabhu Deva has given an assurance to do more good entertainers in the coming years.
It may be recalled that Rajinikanth and Prabhu Deva had appeared together for a song sequence in Baba, a couple of years ago.