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Vikram's physique yet again in limelight

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Friday, July 25, 2014 | 8:26 AM

Vikram's physique yet again in limelight

No actor like Chiyaan Vikram could ever bend the physique in such a strenuous style, period. For the upcoming flick “AI” which is already garnering all kind of attention way before its release, Vikram is said to have raised around 110KG for a song which will also see the actor sport some heavy costumes for its shot.

ai vikram body, vikarm body in ai, ai vikram, ai vikram getups, ai movie updates, vikram-shankar-arrActor Vikram Gallery Directed by Shankar and along with Amy Jackson in the lead cast, the team of “AI” is reportedly gathering up a mini behind the scenes video for the actor’s fitness regime which seems to go up and down periodically in meteoric manner. AI is surely beefing up the hype factor for all its ingredients; the movie is one of the most anticipated of 2014.

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I am proud to be a part of Shankar's Ai'-says AMY JACKSON

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Sunday, July 20, 2014 | 9:36 PM

Amy Jackson talks about Chiyaan Vikram and Shankar's Ai

Ai directed by Shankar is unarguably among the most awaited films of 2014 where Vikram and Amy Jackson play the lead roles. There have been varied speculations about the concept of the film and Vikram’s role etc.

The lead lady of the film, Amy Jackson, in a recent interview on the film had stated, “I have been working in the film for the past two years. I have learnt lots of Tamil and have had lots of travel”. On her association with Shankar, Amy states, “I am proud to be a part of the film that is directed by Shankar who is one of the best in the country. I have learnt so much from him. Ai is the best film for me”

On her hero Vikram, Amy gushes, “I am awed by Vikram sir and. This is my second film with him and I am very lucky to share screen space with someone who has around 25 years of experience behind him. This makes the film very special to me”.

While talking about the cameraman P C Sreeram, Amy says that he is the magician behind the lens. She also reveals that she has signed her next Bollywood movie but cant much say on it right now.

Official: Vikram & Samantha's next titled 10 Enradhukulla

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Friday, July 18, 2014 | 9:43 PM

It is officially announced that Vikram and Samantha’s upcoming project has been titled 10 Enrathukulla. We revealed the title even before the shooting for the film began. The team has already completed two schedules and is onto its third schedule from July 23rd in Chennai. It is touted to be a road movie on the lines of Transporter series in Hollywood. Pasupathy plays the antagonist role and D Imman composes music.

After the Chennai schedule, the team will take a short break and march on to Sikkim for the fourth schedule from August 10th. Produced by Fox Star Studios and AR Murugadoss Productions and directed by Vijay Milton of Goli Soda fame, and the film is slated to release in January 2015. Earlier, Vishal announced that his next film with Sundar C, tentatively titled ‘Aambala’, will also release by January 2015. Looks like, it’s going to be V vs V for Pongal 2015!

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Ai Wonders - An Article in Kumudham Weekly Magazine | CVF

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | 8:04 AM

Ai Wonders - An Article about 'Chiyaan' Vikram and Ai in Kumudham Weekly Magazine 16.07.2014 Issue

Vikram inaugurates The Body Studio Gym at Besant Nagar Stills

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Monday, July 14, 2014 | 9:08 PM

Chiyaan Vikram inaugurates The Body Studio Gym at Besant Nagar Stills

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Promo for Ai cashes in on character's look | DC

Ai, a magnum opus boasting of the Vikram - Shankar combination and produced by Aascar Ravichandran,is already making waves with its intriguing stills, Next, the makers of the film have planned an innovative promotion for the film.

Sources say that Vikram plays a body builder and the versatile actor, who goes to any extent to fit into the character he plays, has been losing and gaining weight as required. It is said that the actor had to weigh 50kg in the first half of the film to get that lean look and 110 kg in the second.

Insiders vouch that no graphics were used and Vikram followed strict regimen of diet and gym work to lose and gain weight to suit his persona in the film. Now, we hear that instead if using a regular 'making of Ai' as promo tool, Shankar, who always thinks differntly, will be releasing video footage showcasing Chiyaan's weight loss ( and gain ) programme as a promotional strategy.

This will be released a month before the film's release, it is learnt. while Amy Jackson sizzles alongside Vikram, the musical score is by A.R Rahman. Ace cinematographer P.C Sreeram is behind the camera.

Credits : Deccan Chronicle/Chennai Times


Written By Chiyaan CVF on Saturday, July 12, 2014 | 7:57 AM

Vikram's weight gain and loss for his upcoming film with director Shankar, titled Ai,has been the topic of interest for those in the film industry for quite some time. 

Now, reliable sources say that the unit is to release a video made using shots that were filmed during Vikram's weight gain and loss programme for the film. This video, they say , will be used by the team to spearhead the film's promotional campaign. If one is to go by what sources say , Vikram had to weigh just 50kg for scenes in the first half and around 110kg for those in the second.

A source close to the film unit says, “A beefed-up Vikram will be seen in the second half of the film. There are no graphics involved. To prove this point, the team has decided to showcase his hardwork. So, they filmed every move of Vikram's weight loss and gain programme. They are now planning to use these shots and release it in the form of a video in which Vikram will be seen sweating it out in the gym. 

The video will also give details of his diet plan and his lifestyle during the period he worked out. This video, which will be released a month before the film hits screens, will be the main promotional strategy .“

Credits : Times Of India/Chennai Times

Ai Wonders !! Everything you need to know about Ai

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 8:11 AM

Everything you need to know about Ai 

Shankar’s Ai has been the industry’s best kept secret ever since the film was launched two years ago, but not anymore. An exclusive story in Kumudham busting myths surrounding the magnum-opus and about interesting details of the project have piqued the curiosity of the audiences. Now, the expectations for the film are sky-rocketing, to say the least. Find below few interesting excerpts from the cover story of the magazine.

Ai movie Story

The film is not about corruption like all other Shankar films. Contrary to reports which surfaced earlier, AI does not deal about politics in Olympics. So, it is neither a sports-based thriller.

Vikram’s Looks

Vikram is not essaying a dual role but dons multiple avatars in the film which will leave you awestruck. One of his get-ups will remind you of Hollywood actioners and his look for romance portions is nothing but Romeo in disguise. One such look is a gigantic Vikram which people might mistake for CG. None of his looks in the film are rendered through animation or graphics. It’s completely original and he put on a lot of weight for this role. He had to increase his weight to 110 KG for portraying this mammoth figure on screen for a particular song.

Budget of the film

The total budget of the film is 150 crores. More than 10,000 people have worked on this project. Make-up expenses (done by WETA, NewZealand) alone costed the team 5 crores. The expenses for food, costumes and flight tickets stand at 5 crores, 8 crores and 9 crores respectively. The assistant directors who worked on the film were paid a remuneration of 7 lakhs per month. The entire shooting period of the film is 2 years, 4 months. The team camped in China for 60 days and completed 40 % of the shooting there.

Songs by AR Rahman

There are totally five songs in the album. AR Rahman has crooned for song which goes, “Ennodu Nee Irunthal Uyirodu Naan Irupen.” Another song was shot in a park near Kodaikanal in the land owned by Vijay Mallya. 

Audio Launch

Aascar Ravichandran is planning to bring Bill Clinton for the grand audio launch function. It will be held in different parts of the country including Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi and in US. But, Clinton will participate only if the makers agree to donate 10 crores for his cancer foundation, says reports.

Vikram’s Make-up

Vikram’s make-up had a special chemical which demanded the actor to stay in low temperature. WETA team has designed a special refrigerator where he used to stay inside for long hours to preserve his make-up. Only liquid items were fed to him through tubes. He survived the shooting daily with a biscuit pocket and only juices.

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Vikram at Vijay TV Anchor DD Dhivya Dharshini and Srikanth Wedding Reception

Chiyaan Vikram at Vijay TV Anchor DD Dhivya Dharshini and Srikanth Wedding Reception stills

Shankar's Ai Songs is finally ready

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Friday, July 4, 2014 | 9:59 PM

The music of the Vikram - Amy Jackson starrer Ai, director Shankar's magnum-opus post Enthiran, is all set to enthrall the audience soon. AR Rahman has delivered the final master copy, and is excited to know about the audience' reactions.

The ace musician, in his official twitter page, tweeted, "Master for 'I' (Ai) delivered finally... All of us are looking forward to your reactions to the songs soon :-)

There is a high probability that Ai's audio launch would happen soon. Sony Music South holds the music rights of Ai and the songs are expected to be rousing hits. 

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