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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Nayantara and Saroja Devi felicitated by team ‘Aadhavan’

Tamil Nadu government’s prestigious award Kalaimamani for the year 2008 was announced recently. Yesteryear actress Saroja Devi and Nayantara have been felicitated with the awards for their contribution to Tamil cinema.

Luckily, Saroja Devi had made a comeback to Kollywood with Suriya’s ‘Aadhavan’ in which Nayantara plays the heroine. With both the Kalaimamani winners under one roof, the crew of ‘Aadhavan’ didn’t have to think twice to take a break and congratulate them for their achievement.

Producer Udhayanidhi Stalin, Suriya, KS Ravikumar, Vadivelu, Ramesh Khanna along with others presented bouquets to Nayantara and Saroja Devi expressing their wishes.

'Aadhavan' Suriya all set to shine

After 'Kuruvi', Udhayanidhi Stalin, grandson of Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, will produce a movie starring Suriya titled 'Aadhavan' meaning 'Sun' in Tamil.

The film will be directed by K. S. Ravikumar. Nayantara, whose red card was revoked by Tamil Film Producers Council recently, will be the heroine. Suriya's 'Ayan' would hit the screens soon, while director K. S. Ravikumar has completed directing 'Jaggubhai' starring Sarathkumar and Shriya.

Meanwhile buzz is that he will play a macho man in UTV Productions' 'Mugamoodi', which will be directed by Mysskin. On his part, Udhayanidhi Stalin expressed confidence that the Suriya - Ravikumar combo will taste success. Harris Jayaraj will be scoring music.

The other credits include Ramesh Khanna (story), Ra. Ganesh (cinematography), Rajeevan (art), Don Max (editing) and Kanal Kannan (stunts). The screenplay, dialogues and direction are by K S Ravikumar.

'Ayan' Movie Launch

The star studded press meet formally announced the launch of Ayan, a movie from AVM, starring Suriya and Tamanna in the lead.

The press meet followed the launch of the function held in AVM Studios this morning (24, March). Almost all the members of the unit attended the press meet and shared a few words with the media persons.

AVM Saravanan, K.V. Anand, Vairamuthu, Suriya, Tamanna and Harris Jeyaraj among others shared their views with the media persons gathered in the event.

We present here the excusive visuals and video coverage of the event.

'Ayan' team in upbeat mood

It was a star studded press meet that was held to announce the launch of 'Ayan', a movie from AVM, starring Suriya and Tamanna in the lead.

The press meet followed the launch of the function held in AVM Studios this morning (24, March). Almost all the members of the unit attended the press meet and shared a few words with the media persons.

Suriya, who has earlier done 'Perazhagan' with AVM, is doing his second movie with the prestigious company. The story is said to be a romantic comedy laced with lot of action. Suriya plays a cool guy who makes others laugh.

Tamanna, who has got a real break after her good performance in Balaji Sakthivel’s 'Kalloori', is quite happy to act opposite a leading young star.

Director K.V Anand briefed about the title in the press meet. He said that 'Ayan' means outstanding or excellence. The word is there in at least five languages including Tamil, informed the director. It can also mean, said the director, the power from sun rays. “So I think Suriya is apt for the title role.”

Music director Harris Jeyaraj, who is doing his first movie with AVM, informed that he spent 10 days in Mauritius along with the director to compose songs for the film.

Vairamuthu, who writes the lyrics for all the songs, told that 'Ayan' in Tamil denotes the four headed God Brahma. He also showered praise on AVM, which stays on top for so many years. He also quoted a couple of lines from a song penned by him for the movie and attributed the lines to Suriya and AVM.

Suriya recalled his association with the seasoned production company. He also said that the whole unit has understood the responsibility of working on a film for AVM, which produced the blockbuster 'Sivaji'. “I will give my 100 % to ensure the success of this movie”, declared the actor. He also said a few words on the relationship between him and Harris, who has scored music for three of his films 'Khakka Khakka', 'Ghajani' and 'Vaaranum Aayiram'.

The movie, which will go to floors by May, is scheduled to be shot in Malaysia and South Africa. Many of its portions will be shot in Chennai as well.

Keep watching this space for the latest on 'Ayan'.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Tamil film industry hails Rahman's double-delight at Oscars

Chennai (PTI): The Tamil film industry on Monday hailed A R Rahman's double-delight Oscar win as a "rare achievement" for the country and said the music composer's feat will give a new lease of life to the industry.

A host of artists, including Kamal Hassan and Suriya, congratulated Rahman for winning two Oscar awards, the first Indian to achieve the historic feat, and said the 'Mozart of Madras' has made the entire nation proud.

43-year-old Rahman bagged Oscars for Original Score in the "Slumdog Millionaire", named the best at the 81st Academy Awards, and also won the Best Song award for the foot-tapping number 'Jai ho' in the film.

Kamal Hassan, who has worked with Rahman in many ventures, said he was proud of the maestro as an Indian and was looking forward to meet him in Chennai. "I am looking forward to meet Rahman in Chennai. I have to discuss with him about the new film we are currently working on," the veteran actor said.

Recalling his more than 10-year-long relationship with Rahman, Kamal Hassan said the music composer was a hard worker "who never looks at clock while working". "The only difference between me and Rahman is that I work in the day and he works even during night. He has sacrificed his sleep many days to complete his work," he told television channels.

First Look: Suriya's Aadhavan

Suriya is on a high. After his praiseworthy performance in Gautam Vasudev Menon's Vaaranam Aayiram, the Tamil actor is ready with two films -- Aadhavan, a film produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin (Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's [Images] grandson) under the banner of Red Giant Movies, and National Award-winning cinematographer K V Anand's Ayan.

Ayan is expected to be an interesting film, considering Anand's first film is Kana Kandein.

So also Aadhavan. Udhayanidhi Stalin's first production, Kuruvi with Vijay and Trisha [Images] in the lead, was a complete masala entertainer. The question is, has Suriya, an actor par excellence and not a commercial star like Vijay, moved on to masala films?

Be that as it may, what makes Aadhavan all the more interesting is its director, K S Ravikumar, who is directing a film after the stupendous success of Dasavatharam.

Acting opposite Suriya is "glamour queen of Tamil cinema", Nayanthara [Images].

Muisc is by Harris Jayaraj.

Siriya and Nayanthara in a poster of Aadhavan.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Suriya's Aadhavan Launched

Udhayanidhi Stalin's second production venture 'Aadhavan' was launched at the AVM Studios today at a grand ceremony. This film would bring together Suriya along with director K. S. Ravikumar for the very first time.

Red Giant Productions, owned by Udhayanidhi Stalin started off its journey into films by producing the Vijay starrer 'Kuruvi'. 'Aadhavan' is expected to be an entertainer that would have the stamp of the established K. S. Ravikumar on it. Nayantara would be the heroine of the film.

Manobala, Rajeevan, Murugesh (co-director) and many more were present during the launch.

The film is expected to start shooting very soon.