Would you like to make this site your homepage? It's fast and easy...
Yes, Please make this my home page!
Should Rajini be fined Rs.500?
With lot of pomp and celebrations, 'Baba' began at Vadapalani's A.V.M
Every other day, media carries some news or other about the film. All said and
done, one thing is clear - Rajini has a very sharp business acumen.
Even before the film's shooting had begun, advance had been collected from
almost all the theatres in Tamilnadu. There is also news that they had got Pepsi
and Gold winner to sponsor them. The Insiders predict that these two alone would
bring in enough money to complete the shooting of the film, which means Rajini
is going to rake in profits without investing even a single Rupee. Is he? Only
time will tell.
Manisha Koirala is the heroine. The Japanese heroine who had been at the sets
during the Poojas will ensure the Japanese interest. The wave created by 'Muthu'
and 'Padaiyappa' is yet to settle in Japan. Not that a Japanese actress is
starring with the hero of these films, the Japanese magazines are busy giving
priority covering to this film. This is more than enough to keep the Japanese
fans fanning brightly this August.
On the first day of the film, local magazines featured stills of Rajini with a 'beedi'
in his lips, with the finger and the little finger stretched out.
In Hollywood, many leading stars have decided to avoid been shown with a smoke
in the films out of concern for the environment. India too has enacted Laws that
expressly ban smoking in public places with a fine of Rs.500, for violation.
But, Rajini wouldn't change for anybody.
The role-model of the youth, Rajini is seen in the posters of 'Baba' with
beedies. These youngsters are bound to follow the footsteps of their idol,
Rajini. They are bound to think, 'when our "Thalaivar" himself smokes,
and that too so stylishly, what is wrong with us doing it too?' aren't they? If
smoking in public places draws a fine of Rs.500, should we also not impose fine
on those who tempt them to do so? What do you say, 'Baba' Sir?
First politicians did it
- causing massive traffic jams. The sad thing is now even actors have
begun doing it. Words can describe the hindrances that people had to
undergo thanks to the fans of Vijayakanth during the inauguration
function of 'Aandal Azagar' marriage Hall and during the shooting of
"Rajjiyam" throughout Tamilnadu. Vadapalani witnessed similar
scenes on the first day celebrations of 'Baba'. Traffic was jammed for 2
hours. Where exactly is the 'Superstar' culture going? Do they have to
harass the general public to show their might? As if, they hadn't
suffered enough at the hands of Politicians.
Chitthirai 1, i.e., April 14 - doesn't matter if Tamizhar celebrates this day
with the same fervor that accompanies the first of January, but, for Tamil
Cinema it is normally celebration time.
Three years ago, 'Baba's 'Padaiyappa' was released and it went on to create
records in Box Office collections on this day, the Tamil New Year Day.
The next year saw the release of 'Alaipayuthe' on this day. The movie had
created ripples all over the state.
Last year witnessed the release, followed by resounding success of two films, on
this day - 'Badri' and 'Dum Dum Dum'.
This year? 'Tamizhan', 'Thamizh'. 'Rajjiyam', 'Gemini', 'Gummalam', 'Sound
Party', 'Kaadhal Azhivadhillai' and 'Junior Senior'.............
We now bring you 'Thamizhan'.
Vijay had established himself firmly on the throne of success with five hits in
a row - 'Kushi', 'Priyamanavalae', 'Friends', 'Badhri' and 'Shajahan'. This film
moves him away from the usual formula routine and portrays him as a law college
student who raises his voice against injustice in the society.
Shankar's super duper successes and the outbursts of Ajith in 'Citizen' and
'Red' convince the moviemakers of the monetary success that these "Robin
Hood" stories assure of.
The Management mercilessly throws its estate laborers out of their jobs. When
Vijay questions the Authorities about this, his maternal uncle is attacked. So,
he gives the go-ahead to his Law student nephew Vijay to use the legal loopholes
to end these poor workers' plight.
Vijay, with law as his weapon, seeks to wipe the wrongs away from the lives of
these people and stop excesses by people in power.
In the end, the Indian Government acknowledges the good deeds of the young man
and releases a postage stamp to honor him.
For further news, watch this space.
Tamil cinema definitely needs two people - one is Vivek (the other one is Mumtaj!),
says Vivek himself, such is the clout this actor had managed to earn.
But, in Thamizhan, the actor's comedy had been added half heartedly. A la 'Azhagi',
Like 'Citizen', 'Thamizhan' too doesn't require comedy, even for the sake of
formality. The story is so strong, the director, Majid, says, But, the producer
of the film, G.V.believes that Vivek's presence would only strengthen the films.
The director was aware of the desperate situation that the producer was in, so
he had agreed to adding Vivek's track. For the 15 lakhs pay cheque, the actor
only had a few scenes to do..
The heroine of 'Gummalam', Rathi had hit the jackpot even before the film got
After 'Kadalpookal', when BharathiRaaja was deeply contemplating about his next
movie, his eyes fell upon some stills of hers in some magazines. Now, she goes
about with the distinction of being the heroine of Bharathiraja's next film.
Since her name already starts with an 'R', the only other condition that the
director put forth was that she shouldn't act in any other film until she
completes his new project.
Manirathnam is a very happy man. Though 'Kannathil Muthamittal' didn't turn out
to be the kind of commercial success that "Alaipayuthe" had been, the
film had its own success. Like a million flowers in bloom, the film had brought
in praises and kudos from all over the world. Letters and Emails keep pouring
'So many people had made movies about the Sri Lankan issue, but none had shown
it the way you did', the mails go. Some mails have even gone to the extent of
saying that the scenes involving 'Maankulam' don't depict the whole truth about
the conditions there.
- For the past few months, 'Jo' didn't have any new movie out. This made the
producers decide that her days of song and dance are over and they began
flocking for newer greener pastures. And, right now, 'Jo' stands alone and
neglected. 'Watch me in May, June and July. I've got a string of movies
coming out then', she fumes. However, the Reality-Bites fact is - she only
has 2-3 films with her.
- The 'star' actor's recent statements had earned him the wrath of both
print media and the Cine industry alike. The lengthy statement that
prohibited the publication of caricatures and sale of his old stills and
other such conditions seems to challenge the basic rights of Press freedom,
so feel all the Senior Press people. 'Babaji', do you need to float so high
add show off so much even before the film is released?
- The 'Star Family's generation next hero understands the fact that only a
Makeup revolution could salvage his career. As a result, for his 'touchy'
new film, the actor had flown to places like Australia to gather some
breakthrough tips on makeup.
If the Makeup works, good for him, else, its pack up.
- The 'citizen' is a very red-faced man due to the colossal flop of his
'red' dish film. Ever since he returned from his foreign tour, the actor is
involved in discussions with the 'azagu' director, going through each and
every line of the script in detail before accepting it.
- The film named after the mother tongue has a very interesting story to
tell. The unit initially was proclaiming loud and clear that a hand written
line of the then Chief Minister was going to be used as the logo of the
film. This was during the reign of the previous government. Nobody knows
today where the handwritten logo is. When enquired, they give the excuse
that they don't want the film to be associated with any political Party.
Ha, The former Chief Minister would have come across quiet a few people of
this kind in his life.