GOKUL'S CINEMA NEWS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ______________________________________________________________ | | | MY CINEMA NEWS REACHES MORE THAN 7100 TAMIL CINEMA FANS!!! | | For more Cinema News Visit My Home page | | http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Lot/2330 | | MY SPECIAL THANX TO | | *Rajesh & Prabhu of LOLLU EXPRESS (The No:1 Web Express) | | *Priyanka,Menaka,Deepti,..... of MIAMI EXPRESS | | *Prakash & Members of Tamil Cinema News Mailing List | | *Sachitnanan Pinagapani(Tamil Movie Page) | | *Siddharthan Ramamurthi(Tamil Nadu Home Page) | |______________________________________________________________| *Rajini:after Rajini praised Cheran for the excellent direction of PORKAALAM, people in film industry say that Cheran might direct the next Rajini film.So is it Cheran or Vikraman or Suresh Krishna? anyway some say that the heroine is decided and that it is Simran. *Kamal:KADHALA KADHALA is almost ready and will be released for Pongal. MARUDHUNAYAGAM will be released for next Pongal(1999).meanwhile after KADHALA KADHALA,Kamal might do another light subject movie. *Vijayakanth:after a long wait ULLAVUTHURAI(his 125th film) will be releasing for Pongal. his next film is a village subject and will be directed by Kasthuri Raja (music will be by Illayaraja). *Sarathkumar:his next film is MOOVENDAR.it is a story about three generations.Nambiar and Ramdass act as grandfather and father to Sarathkumar.Devayani is the heroine. *Prabhu:his pongal release is PONMANAM.Suvalakshmi and Priyaraman are the heroines.after PONMANAM he will be acting in NANBA NANBA along with Jayaram.after that comes INIYAVALLEY(Kousalya and Keerthi Reddy are the heroines). *Abbas:after his marriage to Ms.Uren Khan,everyone thought he will no longer have that much girl fans as he used to have.now the success of POOCHUDAVA has proved that he is stiil the hearth throb of Chennai girls. *Sathyaraj:is upset about the flop of PERIYA MANUSHAN. his next film is K.B.Film's ANANDA VIKATAN.heroine is Manthra.he will also act in VANTHANGA JEYUCHANGA, directed by Guruthanabal(they will be joining together for the 4th time). *Vijay:KADHALUKKU MARIYADHAI is yet another super hit.this years most successful actor is now acting in PIRIYAMUDAN (Kowsalya is the heroine).the film is being directed by debutant director, Selvam. he is going to produce and act in NILAVEY VAA. it is a love story and will be directed by Venkatesh(director of MAHAPRABHU and SELVA). Vijay is also acting in NINAITHEN VANTHAI.the film will be directed by Selvabharathy.Rambha and Devayani are the heroines. *Surya:his role in NERUKKU NERR was appreciated by all. his next film is KADHALEY NIMATHI (produced by Sivasakthi Pandiyan).the heroine is a 9th standard(?) girl,Jevetha Sharma. Surya is also acting in a film with his father Sivakumar. *Karthik:is a very busy man.he is acting in UDAVIKKU VARALAMMA,SUNDARA PANDIYAN,HARICHANDRA,DHARBAR,KOOTALI,UNIDATHIL ENNAI KODUTHEN and films produced by K.B.Films,Thiruppur Mani. *Arvindswamy:has signed EN SWASA KATTREY.the film will be directed by K.S.Ravi(director of Mr.ROMEO).music is by A.R.Rehman(there is a rumour in the industry that he is the producer of this movie). *Pandiyarajan:his pongal release Kabadi Kabadi is ready.Bhakyaraj has written the story and has produced the film.after that Pandiyarajan will act in MAJA MAPILLAI directed by V.C.Guhanathan(their combination was a success in ADRA SAKHAI ADRA SAKHAI).he recently signed ATHANDA ITHANDA(Rasika is the heroine). *Mohan:have u forgotten him? yes,"mike" Mohan is now back to the big screen.he is now producing and directing ANBULLA KADHALLUKU.story and dialogues is also by Mohan. *Madhuri Dixit:is going to act in a tamil film, ENGINEER!!! Arvindswamy is the hero. the film is directed by Gandhi Krishna(he worked as asst. director to Shanker. *K.R.: is directing a full length comedy film, KAVALAI PADATHEY SAGOTHARA with Pandiyarajan as hero. *Prabhudeva:after NAM IRRUVAR NAMAKKU IRRUVAR and KADHALA KADHALA,he has signed to act in two other films. the first film,MAZHAI VARA POGUTHU is produced by Henry (producer of BHARATHI KANNAMA) and the second film is produced by "Pyramid" Natarajan.for the first time,Prabhudeva is acting without beard in NAM IRRUVAR NAMAKKU IRUVARR. *Vikraman:last year POOVE UNAKKAGA ran for 230 days and this year SURYAVAMSAM's collection has broken all the records in the entire south indian film industry. Vikraman will be starting UNNIDATHIL ENNAI KODUTHEN very soon.Karthik is the hero of this film and music is by S.A.Rajukumar. everything depends on Rajini's decision. *Bharathiraja:is introducing his son,Manoj in TAJ MAHAL.the film is produced and directed by Bharathiraja,story is by Rajeev Menon, screenplay by Manirathnam and music is by A.R.Rehman. *Balachander:after THULLI THIRINDHA KAALAM(directed by KALAMELLAM KADHAL VAZHGA director,Balu), he will be producing three more films.the first film THILLANA THILLANA will be directed by Balachander himself.the other two films will be directed by Suresh Krishna and Vikraman. *Balu Mahendra:is going to direct VARAYO VENILLAVEY.Prabhu and Devayani play the lead role.music is by Illayaraja. *Charan:has created a lot of expectation for his film KADHAL MANNAN. Ajith is the hero. music director M.S.Viswanathan is doing a comedy role in this film.Vivek is acting in a totally different role(he is also the asst. director of this movie).one song "thilotthamma" was shot in Taj Mahal. Even before the release of this movie, Charan has signed a movie for Balachander's Kavithalaya. *K.T.Kunjumon: had a very grand inauguration of his next movie KOTTESWARAN. his son Ebby is the hero. SPB,Simran,Raghuvaran,Senthil and Ambika are there. the film is going to be directed by Nandakumar. Karishma Kapoor and Jayapradha might do a guest role.music is by Ashok. *Kalanjiyum:directed the hit film POOMANI. he is now directing POONTHOTAM (Murali is the hero) and KIZHAKKUM MERKKUM(Napolean and Nasser).Illayaraja is the music director for both the movies. *C.Ranganathan: has given 3 hits in a row.he is the director of COIMBATORE MAPPILAI,TATA BIRLA and AAHA ENNA PORUTHAM.he has now signed Jayaram for his next movie, INDRU MUTHAL HAPPY (ofcourse Goundamani and Senthil are also there). *Deva:has sung a "Gana" song in UDAVIKKU VARALAMMA.Sirpi is the music director for that movie. Deepavali Film Reviews ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *KADHALUKKU MARIYATHAI:(Vijay,Shalini music:Illayaraja dir:Fazil) i havent seen such a movie in recent times.this movie was released on the 19th of Dec and in 10 days i saw this movie thrice.Vijay falls in love with Shalini(ex-baby shalini has acted very well).her brothers dont like this.the lovers elope.the brother's search for them with vengeance.The lover's realize what they are doing will be hurting their parents and brothers a lot and so they return to their respective houses.what follows is a beautiful climax which i dont want to reveal. Illayaraja is at his musical best.the background score and the overall music helps the movie a lot.Anandakuttan,the cinematographer has done a fine job.this movie is another super hit.the NSC distributor,Mr.Ravi is full of smiles(he was also the distributor of SURYAVAMSAM) and is minting money.this movie is overtaking PORKAALAM in collection. *PORKAALAM:(Murali,Meena,Sanghavi music:Deva dir:Cheran) Cheran strikes again.after BHARATHI KANNAMA,his second film is also a super hit.when Rajini appreciated Cheran at his ARUNACHALAM function, it gave this movie a lot of publicity and made this movie no:1 amongst the Deepavali releases.Murali's sister is dumb and he loves her a lot. her marriage gets stopped three times.finally one day,Murali realizes that he has been wasting a lot of time,when there was a very nice guy (Vadivelu)always near him.he prepares for his sisters marriage when he gets the shock of his life.the climax is an heart moving one and a lot different from the other movies.Deva's songs are a hit(i still dont know how they became a hit esp. "Pachaiku azhagu jinguchan,Sevappukku azhagu jinguchan")and i had to accept the truth.this movie is doing well in all the centers. *JANAKIRAMAN:(Sarathkumar,Nagma,Rambha,Goundamani,Manivannan,Senthil, Sunderajan music:Sirpi Dir:Sundar.C) seeing the cast,one can know that this is a comedy movie.yes,it is yet another comedy movie from Sundar. Sarthkumar is falls in love with Nagma and gets married to her(after a lot of humourous confusion in the marriage hall).When they reach home they find Ramba waiting for them.Ramba(she looks very very cute in this film) claims that she is Sarath's first wife.How he solves the problems form the rest of the story.this film has managed to get the initial pickup.Sirpi's music asusual....he must have listened to a lot of westerm music.this movie is also doing well in all the centers. *AAHA:(music:Deva,dialogue:Crazy Mohan,dir:Suresh Krishna) this film is also a hit.this is a story within a family.the debutant hero(not so good looking) is the second son of a rich businessman, Vijayakumar.he falls in love with Sulekha(antha moonjiku ithu podhum), the daughter of a cook,Delhi Ganesh.the hero is helped by his Bhanupriya,his brother's(Raghuvaran) wife.their love is opposed by Vijayakumar.how the lover's unite form the rest of the story.the film is humourous (Dialogues by Crazy Mohan) and moreover it makes u feel a part of the family.one small sample.(hero meets heroine in the kitchen of a marriage hall) hero : "enna panarenga?" heroine : "sweet panaren" hero : "peru enna?" heroine : "jangeri" hero : "ayyo,nan unga pera ketten" heroine : "Janaki" hero : "sweet name" heroine : "jangeri" Deva's music.....Old habits die hard(kadhula panju).it is a clean story and is doing well in A & B centers. *THEDINEN VANTHATHU:(Gounds,Prabhu,Mantra music:Sirpi Dir:Raja Varma) it would be better to call this as another Crazy Mohan's drama.an astrologer's bag containing olai chuvadigal and a bag containing one crore rupees belonging to two bank robbers gets interchanged accidently. Goudamani & Prabhu get the money bag and they hide it in an unoccupied house.Soon the house gets occupied by Manthra's family.then the chase begins for the money bag.though some of the jokes are stale,the movie is humourous.Manthra.......hmmmmmmmmm.Gounds sidelines Prabhu.Sirpi's music not so impressive except for "Alps mala kattru vanthu".the film is having average collection in all the three centers. *POOCHUDAVA(Abbas,Simran music:Sirpi) this film was released after Deepavali.it was a bonus to the already mad followers of Simran.if the tamil people can build a small temple for Kushbu then i am sure they will be building one similar to the Tanjore temple for Simran.the story is very simple. Abbas and Simran fall in love with each other.They elope from the house.due to some reason Abbas is arrested by the police at a railway station.Simran thinks that he deserted her.how the lovers unite forms the rest of the story.Manivannan kalakkal.Simran pettaiiiiii.Sirpi copy. *RATCHAGAN:(Nagarjuna,Sushmitha Sen mus:Rehman dir:Praveen Gandhi) K.T.Kunjumon must have thought that just by spending crores of ruppees, he can make a hit movie.nealy a 100 cars are destroyed in this film. though the film is runiing well in A and C centers,it can never recover the capital invested.this is a pukka masala movie(it looks like a telugu film).the only person who impresses the audience is A.R.Rehman. Sushmitha is well utilised. *VIDUKATHAI:(Prakash Raj,Neena mus:Deva dir:Agathiyan) i liked this movie very much.Prakash Raj is in his fourties and falls in love with Neena,a college girl.after the marrriage,Prakash has an inferiority complex.towards the end of the movie,Neena realizes the child inside him and helps him ovecome the complex.except for Deva's music everything else is okay in this film(i swear i dont have anything against Deva).too bad,this movie flopped very badly at the box office. *PERIYA MANUSHAN:(Sathyaraj,Ravali mus:Deva dir:Guruthanabal). this movie ran for exactly one week.Sathyaraj and the director were known to be a success combination.my friends warned me not to see this movie and i repent for not listening to them.i cannot review this movie because i rushed out of the theater during the Interval.Deva..........i think he has got something against me. 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