Rajini: Thalaivar has left India for a holiday. He would be back after the elections. The long wait would then be over. Three movies!!! Thats what the industry says. Of which, two would be for his old friends and one for 'Kalaipuli' S Dhanu. Thalaivar has initiated the discussions for his next movie. K S Ravikumar or Suresh Krishna? Aishwarya or Jyothika? Rehman or Illayaraja? So many questions remain unanswered but sources close to Rajini say that the film would release on Diwali Day and that the title is THUYAVAN !!

Kamal: Ya MARUDHUNAYAGAM is on hold...so what? Kamal has bigger treats in store for his fans. TENALI was released in 176 theatres world wide and has done extremely well. What next? Kalaipuli Dhanu's AALAVANTHAN. The film has Kamal in dual role with Raveena Tandon and Manisha Koirala with him. The film has a caption "Intha Poratam Karuvileyey Thodangivitathu" (This War began in the womb). Kamal is playing a full length negative role after a long time (INDIRAN CHANDIRAN.... discounting his role in INDIAN). The film is directed by Suresh Krishna!! (director of SATHYA, INDIRAN CHANDIRAN, ANNAMALAI, VEERA, BAASHA, etc.). Shanker Mahadevan scores music for the first time in a tamil film. Kamal has also agreed to do a film for director, Mouli. The film is titled, PAMMAL K SAMBANDAM. Simran teams with Kamal for the first time (Ne Nadathu Thalaivaaaa). And then? Kamal is the hero of Shanker's next film, ROBO. Karishma Kapoor might do a guest role (or dance for a song). What Else? Industry sources confirm that after AALAVANTHAN, PAMMAL K SAMBANDAM and ROBO...it is Manirathnam's film.

Vijayakanth: Three continuous hits (KANNUPADA POGUTHAIYA, VANATHAI POLA, VALLARASU) and one big flop (SIMMASANAM)....Vijayakanth was very cautious with his film VAANJINATHAN. This movie was another hit. Vijayakanth's next movie is NARASIMHA. The film is directed by telugu director Thirupathiswamy. Isha Gopikar is the heroine. Manisharma is the debutant music director. Vijayakanth would then do a dual role for THAVASI.

Vijay: His Pongal release FRIENDS was a hit and was the highest grosser amongst other hits like DHEENA and VANJINATHAN. Vijay's Tamil New Year release was BADRI. The film has two heroines Monal (Simran's sister) and Bhoomika. This film is supposed to be doing well. Vijay has agreed to do a village subject film, VELAN which is to be directed by Thirupathiswamy (who is currently directing Vijayakanth's NARASIMHA). He has also agreed to do two films one for Super Good Films and one for Oscar Film's Ravichandran. Vijay would also be doing a film for directors' Charan (in dual role) and Vikraman. Laila teams with Vijay for Vikraman's film. Vijay has also signed up SHAJAHAN (music is by Mani Sharma). He might also do a film for Roja Combines, which is to be directed by P C Sreeram. Guess what, Aishwarya Rai might join the list of Vijay's heroines.
Ajeeth: DHEENA did well at the box office. His next film is CITIZEN. He figures in 9 different appearances in CITIZEN. Vasundra Das (HEY RAM) is the heroine. Music is by Deva. Citizen is ready and will release in May. Ajeeth is also acting in Ezhil's next film POOVELLAM UN VAASAM. Jyothika is the heroine Jyothika will also team with Ajeeth in NEW which is to be directed by Surya (VAALI & KUSHI). He has also signed up for Charan's YERUMUGAM. This film is produced by Poornachander Rao (PADIKATHAVAN, ATHISIYA PIRAVI, NAATUKKORU NALLAVAN)
Prashanth: PIRIYATHA VARAM VENDUM, though it got some good reviews was not profitable. His next release is VIRUMBUGIREN. The film has Sneha as heroine and is directed by new director Susi Ganesh. Prashanth is acting with Jyothika in STAR. Dimple Kapadia's daughter Rinki Kanna is acting with Prashanth in MAJNU (Hmmmmm, Prashanth kaatula mazhai). In YENNA VILAI AZHAGEY, Amisha Patel(KAHO NAA PYAR HAI) is the heroine (Vayuru Eriyuthu). Prashanth is also acting in CHOCHOLATE. The film has Richa as heroine and is directed by Venkatesh (MAHAPRABHU and NILAVEY VAA). Additional info - Mumtaj plays a dual role in CHOCHOLATE (Aduthua Genmathulayathu nan Prashanth a porakanumda Andavaaaaa..). Meanwhile Prashanth has decided on one more film, THAMIZH. For the sake of records...this time it is Simran. Prashanth will also act in ICE (directed by Rajkapoor).
Now You Know Why I Don't Like This Guy - Prashanth
Amisha Patel
Richa & Mumtaj
Sathyaraj: has become busy after the success of ENNAMA KANNU. Though LHOOTIE had only a moderate run, he now has two films that are almost ready and awaiting release Mr.NARATHAR and KUNGUMA POTTU GOUNDER. The titles make it clear that these movies would have those extra ounces of Sathyaraj's "Lollu". Sathyaraj is also acting in P Vasu's ASATHAL (Ramya Krishnan is the heroine).
Sarathkumar: VINNUKUM MANUKKUM released during the last week of March. Sarath is now acting in DOSTH. The film is directed by S.A.Chandrashekar. Abhirami (VAANAVIL) is the heroine.Sarath and Pavithran join hands again. After VASANTHA KALA PARAVAIGAL, SURIYAN and I LOVE INDIA, Sarath had a misunderstanding with Pavithran. Now after nearly 7 years Pavithran is directing PUGAZH. Sarath is doing a dual role in this film. He is also acting in KESAVAN directed by Kalanjiyam. Ramba is the heroine. Sarath and K.S.Ravikumar have been giving one hit film every year and this year they join again for SAMUTHIRAM.
Vikram: After the mega success SETHU, Vikram was careful in selecting his movies. VINNUKKUM MANUKKUM released during the last week of March. He has another dozen movies in hand and his next release is SAMURAI, followed by KADHAL SADUGUDU and VIKATAN. He has also been signed for DHIL (Laila is the heroine).

Manoj: TAJMAHAL was a big flop and KADAL POOKAL has been pending for a longggggg time. His dad Bharathiraaja was waiting for the right time to release the film. The movie has won the National Award for best screenplay. KADAL POOKAL will release in May. Manoj is also acting in director Charan's ALLI ARJUNA. Richa is the heroine and music is by Bharadwaj.

Kunal: after nearly two years since the release of KAADHALAR DHINAM, had acted in PAARVAI ONDREY POTHUM. The film was a bomb at the box office. Another additional info is that Kunal had changed his hair style for this movie (Yappa...ithu thanda news!).

Arjun: is directing VEDAM. Divya Unni is the heroine. Comedy?? Yes, Gounder is back again.

Vivek: is acting as hero in PANJU. Sukanya is the heroine

Ramarajan: has directed SEERI VARUM KAALAI. Abitha (SETHU) is the heroine. The film released last week and....and.....and......ithellam solli than therinjukunuma. OK, the film released last week and is not playing this week!! He is also acting as hero in THAAYILLA PILLAI. Ramarajan had divorced his wife Nalini and industry talks say that Abitha could be one of the reasons !!

Dr. Rajashekar: Ya, the same guy who started the "ITHU THANDA" series. He is now acting in AATHE. The film is directed by Vasantha Balan.

Chinni Jayanth: is acting as hero in REEL.

Karthik: is acting in a film to be directed by a lady director, Yenjala.

Lawrence: is a dance master. He had a good role in PARTHEN RASITHEN and is now acting as hero for Super Good Films. Not forgetting where he started, he has agreed to dance for a song in REEL.

Vinu Chakravarthy: Charan's ALLI ARJUNA is his 600th film.

Simran: Simu Kutty is all set to prove that her place is not disturbed. PAMMAL K SAMANDHAM (Kamal), UDAYA (Vijay), I LOVE YOU DA (Raaju Sundaram), PARTHALEY PARAVASAM (directed by KB), 12B (directed by Jeeva) excludes the list of another half a dozen film in hand. Meanwhile Simran has accepted her love with Raju Sundaram (Prabhu Deva's brother).

Monal: her first film with Kunal, PARVAI UNDREY POTHUM was a big flop. Her next film is BADRI is doing well but critics have nothing good to say about her role. Even if everything else fails, sister Simran is always there to help !!!

Nagma: had danced for just one song sequence in Ajeeth's DHEENA. She also figures in Ajeeth's next film CITIZEN.

Vasundra Das: She is the heroine in Ajeeth's CITIZEN. She continues with her playback singing in movies like Mr.NARATHAR, T Rajendar's SONNALTHAN KADHALA, CITIZEN, etc. We can expect more of "Shakalaka Baby" and "Katipudi Katipudida".

Suhasini: is acting in NAN PAADA NINAIPATHELLAM.

Shakela: is a great success in malayalam films after being a part of the hit film KINNARA THUMBIGAL, which has introduced soft porn back to malayalam movies. She is now acting in a series of similar films in tamil! Naadu Thangathuda Sameey!

K Balachander: after spending a long term in the small screen, Balachander is back to direct his 100th film, PARTHALEY PARAVASAM. The film has Madhavan and Akash as heros. Simran is the heroine. The songs are written by 5 new poets.

Balasekaran: The director of THULLI THIRINTHA KAALAM is directing, KATHAL SOLLA VANTHEN for R.B.Chowdry's Super Good Films.

Bhagyaraj: is back. This time he is in front of the camera. He has agreed to act as hero in three films including PADICHA PASANGA, where he would team up with Jayaram. Bhagyaraj would also be directing ONNUKKULA ONNU. The film has two heros, Parthiban and Prabhu. Bhagyaraj might not act in it. He would also direct MUSHTI VAATHIYAAR with Sarathkumar as hero.

Parthiban: is directing YELELO. A R Rehman is the music director!!! Except for SARIGAMAPATHANE, all other film's directed by Parthiban had Illayaraja for music. Times Change...... You too Parths ?

S Ve Shekar: is directing KRISHNA KRISHNA. Sukanya is the heroine. The movie is based on his hit play, ATHISHTAKARAN.

Nasser: after directing two mega flops AVATHARAM and DEVATHAI, he has finally decided to go the commercial way. Nasser is now directing a commercial film, MAAYAN. Nasser plays the lead. Ramyakrishnan and Roja are the heroines. This time music is by Deva (pochuda...the only good thing about his earlier movies was Illayaraja's music).

Sasi: Everyone was wondering as to what happened to this person who directed one of 1999s biggest hit SOLLAMALAEY. Sasi has atlast come out. He would be directing a film for Oscar films Ravichandran. The film, ROJAKOOTAM has Bhoomika (heroine in Vijay's BADRI). Music is by Bharadwaj. There is a new face as hero, Sreekanth. Additional News - There will be atleast one rose figuring somewhere or other in each scene of this movie.

Suresh Menon: is producing a horror movie with Sangeeth Sivan as director

Ezhil: The director of THULLATHA MANAMUM THULLUM and PENNIN MANATHAI THOTTU is getting ready for a Hat-Trick. His next film is POOVELLAM UN VAASAM. Ajith and Jyothika play the lead. Saayaji Shinde, who acted as Bharathiyar in the hit film BHARATHI is acting in an important role. The One Crore worth twin house setting for this movie has raised a lot of eyebrows and has created a lot of expectations. Ezhil is also directing, PASUMAI NIRAINTHA NINAIVUGAL with Jyothika as heroine.

Bala: the director of mega hit SETHU is giving finishing touches to his next film, NANDA. Surya and Laila play the lead. Rajyashree (was the heroine in Karuthamma), is acting as Surya's mother in NANDA. Rajkiran (trouser theriyura madiri veshti katuvarey!!) is staging a comeback with a very important role which was inititaly supposed to be played by Sivaji.

Balumahendra: has agreed to direct a film for Media Dreams (producers of BHARATHY). He would also direct a film with Sathyaraj as hero.

Cheran: His previous film VETRI KODI KATTU was an average hit and got him the National Award for the Best Social Awareness Film. What Cheran needs is another BHARATHI KANNAMA or PORKAALAM. Cheran has agreed to direct, PAANDAVAR BHOOMI for Media Dreams. Cheran who was known to have one issue or another with his producers is now producing his own film, AUTOGRAPH. Vikram is the hero. All the Best, Cheran!

T Rajendar: is ready with SONNALTHAN KADHALA. Murali and Roja play the lead. Silambarasan is also there. As always, story, screenplay, dialogue, editing, cinematography, lyrics, music and direction is by Rajendar. He is also producing and distributing the movie. Rajendar has also sung a song. Mumtaj (introduced by Rajendar in MONISHA YEN MONALISA) is acting as "Cinenews" Shyamala. The songs are already a hit. The film is releasing in May.

Ramanarayanan: is in a major run. Every two months he brings out a new film. He is now directing SHAKALAKKA BABY. Next on line would be one movie each for producers KRG, Ramya Krishnan and Roja Combines.

DUM DUM DUM: was released for Tamil New Year. The film was produced by Manirathnam and directed by his assistant Azhagam Perumal. Madhavan and Jyothika play the lead. Music is by Karthik Raja. The movie had a lot of expectations and is doing resonably well. Meanwhile Azhagam Perumal has started concentrating on his delayed venture UDHAYAA (Vijay & Simran).

VINNUKKUM MANUKKUM: The film was directed by Erajakumaran (director of NE VARUVAI YENA). The film was released during the last week of March and has suddenly recieved a lot of attention after Devayani's marriage with the director, Erajakumaran. The movie has three directors, Vikraman, Ramesh Kanna and Agathiyan acting in the film.

MEDIA DREAMS: belongs to the Pentamedia group and has Sujatha (writer) as its managing director. They have suddenly started pumping in a lot of movies which has helped the tamil film industry to a great extent. BHARATHI, NILA KALAM, PANDAVAS(English), LITTLE JOHN, PAMMAL K SAMBANDAM(Kamal), PANDAVAR BHOOMI(Cheran)... are all Media Dream productions. Talks are on for a few more films, including the one titled, ENJOY.


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