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Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan-II gets a release date, to clash with Karan Johar's Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani
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Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan-II gets a release date, to clash with Karan Johar's Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani

The makers gave a sneak peek into the much-anticipated sequel. Also backed by Lyca Productions, the Ponniyin Selvan series boasts of a star-studded cast featuring Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Jayam Ravi and Aishwarya Lekshmi, among others.

Ajay Devgn unveils Bholaa’s first look, teaser out tomorrow
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Ajay Devgn unveils Bholaa’s first look, teaser out tomorrow

While sharing the first glimpse of his upcoming directorial venture, Ajay wrote in the caption, “Kaun hai woh? An unstoppable force is coming! Bholaa Teaser Out Tomorrow. Bholaa In 3D.”

After crossing 100 crore, Chunky Panday's first Tamil film as a villain, Sardar to release on OTT on this day
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After crossing 100 crore, Chunky Panday's first Tamil film as a villain, Sardar to release on OTT on this day

On playing an antagonist yet again, Chunky added, "It was an intriguingly enriching experience to explore such a dark character. 'Sardar' is a brilliantly crafted film by P.S Mithran."

Watch: Ajay Devgn shares hilarious moments from Bholaa’s set; Tabu left in splits
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Watch: Ajay Devgn shares hilarious moments from Bholaa’s set; Tabu left in splits

Being mischievous that he is, Ajay Devgn can be seen wetting the pants of his camera person by spraying water on his pants.

Explained: Why films like Kantara and Ponniyin Selvan: 1 emerged pan-India box office winners
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Explained: Why films like Kantara and Ponniyin Selvan: 1 emerged pan-India box office winners

While Ponniyin Selvan grossed over Rs 450 crore at the global box office, Rishab Shetty's Kantara emerged as the second-highest Kannada grosser of all-time.

Sardar movie review: Karthi shines in this film that centers on its own version of scarlet letter, and the spy business
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Sardar movie review: Karthi shines in this film that centers on its own version of scarlet letter, and the spy business

A spy film has to be stylish, sharp and slick if it is set in the present. Since Sardar is partly set in the 80s, the stunts in the film are more brutal and physically intimate.

Eka Lakhani on designing costumes for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha Krishnan for Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan and more
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Eka Lakhani on designing costumes for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha Krishnan for Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan and more

Eka Lakhani also worked with historians and bounced off the final look of them to iron out inconsistencies.

Ponniyin Selvan- 1: Mani Ratnam delivers a royal dud in this Jackie Chan-styled action mythological
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Ponniyin Selvan- 1: Mani Ratnam delivers a royal dud in this Jackie Chan-styled action mythological

Mani Ratnam constructs a world of puppet-like characters who seem to have inherited an acquired taste for royalty. Apart from Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, no other actor seems to take his or her royal responsibility beyond the lavish costumes and jewelry.

Ponniyin Selvan 1 movie review: Mani Ratnam film is a visual spectacle that is a little less magical than the book
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Ponniyin Selvan 1 movie review: Mani Ratnam film is a visual spectacle that is a little less magical than the book

Ponniyin Selvan 1 is a brilliant experience that doesn’t chase the same high as other recent commercial films did. The spectacle lies in the setting and the story of the film that unravels beautifully.

Explained: Why Vikram Vedha and Ponniyin Selvan: I clash is great for pan-India box office
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Explained: Why Vikram Vedha and Ponniyin Selvan: I clash is great for pan-India box office

Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan's Vikram Vedha is set to hit the screens on 30th September and will lock horns with Chiyaan Vikram and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Ponniyin Selvan: 1.

Viruman: Dislike father dislike son?
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Viruman: Dislike father dislike son?

As long as Prakash Raj and Karthi (the former far more intense and implosive than the latter) battle out in the open, Viruman is fun. But then, the plot goes into too many digressions.

Ponniyin Selvan: Why this Mani Ratnam film could be a magnum opus like Rajamouli’s Baahubali
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Ponniyin Selvan: Why this Mani Ratnam film could be a magnum opus like Rajamouli’s Baahubali

The epic drama is based on the life of Chola emperor and has many firsts to its credit including being the first Tamil film to release in IMAX worldwide.

Ponniyin Selvan shows us the way forward for Indian cinema
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Ponniyin Selvan shows us the way forward for Indian cinema

Ponniyin Selvan is cinema designed as an epic. You may argue that an epic is not designed. But you would be wasting your energy. That was true in the days of Pakeezah and Mughal-E-Azam. Nowadays, the visual spectacle is encrypted into the narrative.

Ponniyin Selvan I trailer: Mani Ratnam’s period saga brims with rich imageries and spectacular grandeur
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Ponniyin Selvan I trailer: Mani Ratnam’s period saga brims with rich imageries and spectacular grandeur

The two-part drama boasts of the fantastic ensemble of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Trisha Krishnan, Karthi, and Prakash Raj. It’s all set to release on September 30 this year.

Karthi and Prakash Raj's Viruman to stream on Amazon Prime Video from September 11
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Karthi and Prakash Raj's Viruman to stream on Amazon Prime Video from September 11

Written and directed by M Muthaiah, Viruman, the movie starring Prakash Raj, Karthi, Aditi Shankar, Soori and Raj Kiran will premiere worldwide on Prime Video, September 11

Bholaa: Tabu wraps up shooting for her 9th film with Ajay Devgn
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Bholaa: Tabu wraps up shooting for her 9th film with Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn and Tabu previously shared screen space in movies such as "Vijaypath" (1994), "Haqeeqat" (1995), "Thakshak" (1999), "Drishyam" (2015), "Golmaal Again" (2017), and "De De Pyaar De" (2019). They will also star together in the upcoming film "Drishyam 2".

Viruman movie review: Karthi’s film almost fools you into believing that it would hold toxic father accountable
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Viruman movie review: Karthi’s film almost fools you into believing that it would hold toxic father accountable

I see Viruman as a victim of cycle of abuse, not as a hero who managed to bring a change in his father because I didn’t see this change. There was no progression of Muniyandi going from good to bad.

Why should you know about the Cholas as you watch Ponniyin Selvan in September?
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Why should you know about the Cholas as you watch Ponniyin Selvan in September?

The meaning of the word Chola is a mystery. Perhaps it comes from the related word in Tamil to mean prosperity.

Explained: How remakes and sequels make Bollywood lose its credibility among the audience
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Explained: How remakes and sequels make Bollywood lose its credibility among the audience

Shehzada, Hit, Vikram Vedha, Drishyam 2 and many others are set to hit the screens in the coming days.

Trends in Tamil cinema of 2021: While male star vehicles brought back audience to theatres, women dominated streaming
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Trends in Tamil cinema of 2021: While male star vehicles brought back audience to theatres, women dominated streaming

The question of the year has been, ‘Will people come back to the theatres?.' They did and how. 2021, even with a hiatus in between, saw some major star vehicles that set the cash registers ringing.