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Nayan, Vikram team up for the first time

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 8:41 AM

This year has been fantastic for Nayanthara, as she had back-to-back hit from the Jayam Ravi starrer Thani Oruvan, Maya to the Vijay Sethupathi starrer Naanum Rowdy Dhan. Now, She has been roped in for Anand Shankar's Next of Arima Nambi fame where she plays the leading lady opposite Vikram. "Yes, happy to have two greatest actors on board. Information other artists, technicians and title to be unveiled soon. For the first time Chiyaan Vikram and Nayanthara" Shankar posted on his twitter page recently.

There were reports that Kajal Aggarwal was supposed to play the heroine, but however it didn't materialise. Meanwhile this is the first time that Vikram and Nayanthara will form a pair onscreen. The technical crew of this untitled flick is getting bigger and we hear that RD Rajasekar will be the Director of Photography (DOP) and art direction will be handled by Muthuraj.

The stunts would be by Dilip Subburayan, while there is speculation that Anirudh may compose music. its has not been confirmed as he's yet to sign on the dotted line.

The film, which was supposed to start shooting earlier this year will finaly go on floors soon. Locations that have been finalised include Thailand, Malaysia and so on. Touted to be an action film. Vikram is likely don Khaki in the film, which will produced by Shibu Thameens.

Credits : Deccan Chronicle

Nayanthara opposite Vikram in Anand Shankar film

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Sunday, November 22, 2015 | 12:57 PM

Vikram's next film with director Anand Shankar of Arima Nambi fame is set to kick-start next month. But surprisingly , at this stage comes the news of the heroine being changed. Earlier, the project was about to begin with Kajal Aggarwal as the female lead, but now, it will be Nayanthara who will be playing the female lead.

A source says, “There has been a change in the production house that is producing this film. Now, Shibu Thameens, who produced Puli, will be financing this film. And it is because of this that the heroine of the film has also been changed. Nayanthara was approached, and now, she has also confirmed her dates. Bindu Madhavi will also be playing one of the leads.“ Vikram is currently working on his look for this urban thriller and once the rest of the cast has been finalised, Anand will start shooting in Malaysia, which will be in three weeks' time.

Credits : Times OF India / Chennai Times

Puli's Producer to Bankroll Vikram's Next

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Saturday, November 21, 2015 | 8:26 AM

It was announced earlier that Vikram's next film to be directed by Anand Shankar of Arima Nambi fame would be produced by Kalaipuli Thaanu. The Project, which was supposed to commence in July, didn't take off due to unknown reasons. Meanwhile, Ayngaran International, the popular production company stepped in to produce the movie, as Thanu got busy with Kabali and Vijay 59. However; post the failure of 10 Endrathukulla at the box office, things seem to have changed. Ayngaran backed off from the project, and now Shibu, one of the producers of Vijay-starrer Puli, is bankrolling it.

Confirming the same, he said, "Yes I'm producing the film and an official announcement will be made in a day or two. I can't reveal any other details pertaining to the film now."

The movie will have Kajal Aggarwal and Bindu Madhavi playing the female leads.

Credits : Deccan Chronicle

I'm crazy when it comes to acting - Vikram

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Sunday, November 8, 2015 | 9:39 AM

Fifteen years and count ing, and actor Vikram is as passionate about cinema as he was when he entered the film industry with En Kadhal Kanmani.The actor says all the films he does are close to his heart, however, when he remembers the firstday-first-show of Sethu, he still gets emotional.He has worked with some of the big daddies of the industry, but he insists he is still constantly on the lookout for out-of-the-box roles. He tells us why , and more, in a conversation with Chennai Times.Excerpts: You keep re-inventing yourself for different roles -both physically and mentally.Do you believe it is worth it?

Of course. There are two things -after I make my first buck, everything is about passion. How much do you need a month? There is only so much money we need. But after that, it all boils down to what gives you that high, what keeps you going. What are you most passionate about? For me, I love getting into the character and I love experimenting. It is like painting.You can't go ask Picasso or MF Husain why they have used dark backgrounds or have used the colour red.When they are painting, they forget the commercial aspect and get completely involved in what they are doing. When you act, you get completely glued to it. I'm crazy that way .Even if I have to prepare myself for three years, I will do it. I will have my regular chicken, egg white, potato, and follow a diet and go to the gym twice a day . No matter when the shoot is, I have to be ready . To keep yourself motivated is difficult. If you are convinced about a role, you will want to give it your 100%.If you see 10 Endrathukulla, you will realise I haven't done this kind of a role before. My performance is different. It is very difficult to do a role such as this. It is different when you struggle for years, get into a character and finish a role, but to do a role like the one in this film is difficult. I always strive to be as different as possible. The day I stop getting that high, I will retire from acting. But I love cinema too much and don't think that will ever happen.

Why did you agree to do 10 Endrathukulla?

It is a fun film. We travelled a lot for the movie from Rajasthan to Sikkim and Nepal. And we had to do it because it is a road film. I cannot equate or compare this film to any other movie because it is a different genre. I am not saying it is a huge film or it is a laugh riot, but it sure is a fun film.The movie has its own charm and you can witness a lot of cute moments. Vijay Milton has tried to break stereotypes with every scene in the film. Both Samantha and I have very natural reaction to situations just like any normal person would react. And I found that to be very enchanting. All the films I do, no matter what the result is, are close to me.

Has age ever been a deterrent, considering you'll be turning 50 next year? 

It's a rumour. Wikipedia is lying. I have gone to places where people much younger to me call me by my name, and it takes me a couple of seconds to realise that the person is calling me. You are what you think you are. If you think you are 50, you will feel like a 50-year-old. I don't know, maybe next year, I will start looking 50 or 60. I am a health freak and am careful about my food and exercise routine. I am not a guy who has gone for marathons and I am not part of that kind of fitness. But my fitness is defined by my roles. I am constantly working out. For my next film, if I need to look fit or thin, I will do it. It is not like everybody can look like the character they play . If I am playing James Bond, I should look like James Bond. I can't look unkempt at that point of time. And if I need to be an unkempt guy , you won't find another person as unkempt as me. So, if I am playing a slum dweller, I can't be obese; maybe I can have a pot belly , but I cannot be fat because they can't afford that kind of food. That's how I think of it. More than focusing just on my performance, I think like an actor. I think how a character should or can look like, and work towards it.All my homework is done much in advance. When I am at home or at the gym, I keep mulling over what my character should look like. Then there is a sudden click and I try looking like that. Even when I am not shooting, I try out different looks -I might sport a beard, then shave it off.My folks are like, `God, you are mad!' But though I keep experimenting with my appearance, I do everything the healthy way . I don't even have protein shakes, let alone amino acids and steroids. So, I just work out and eat light. A lot of people these days are more conscious about working out and fitness. I have had several injuries on my shoulder and knees, but all that happens because I am pushing my boundaries.

Do you have a dream role that's remained elusive so far? 

I think more than a role, be it that of a mad scientist or a beggar, or a maniac, it is the story that matters. I have always fancied playing a villain, but that hasn't happened as of now. I am waiting for my directors to come up with stories that are engrossing.As for my rapport with directors, I have had great equation with Bala, Vijay Milton, Mani Ratnam, Shankar and Hari. You can never do a film without having good rapport. You have to be on the same pace, be at the same space mentally . I remember this one film where the director and actor didn't get along at all, but that became their advantage and the movie was a hit. I cannot tell you which film, but these are rare cases and don't happen that often.

How have you evolved as an actor?

You must have heard of the dreadful accident I had. The doctor said I will never walk. But I walked because I knew only if I walk, would I become an actor. That took a long time. Then, it took me 10 years to become an actor. After that kind of a journey ,I got whatever I wanted. I worked with the best directors -Mani and Shankar. In fact, when I was in college, I used to say if I work with these guys, I would retire. I worked with all of them. All the dreams have been realised. The acting bug struck me when I played a little black AfroAmerican girl in a play called Banana Boat. I remember I wanted to be part of a play in Class IX, but couldn't because there was no character for me to play . But the main actor got chickenpox and I got to do the role. They loved my performance and I was praised. Same thing hap pened in acting as well -after 10 years, people saw me and asked, `Who is this guy?'

What about your son -is he interested in movies? 

That's a long story . He was always going to be part of cinema -either as an actor, director or cinematographer. We always gave him the freedom and asked him to choose what he wanted to do in life. A friend of his clicked some pictures of him and that went viral. Nevertheless, my son is very happy . I am a very private person and my family leads a normal life. If the car is not available, they take the auto. But once everyone knows you, you can't do anything.Everyone has a smartphone and you cannot even go to a mall in peace. So I told him, if you want to act, you cannot just do it. You have to do it the right way . He is getting trained in direction and cinematography as of now. He is inclined toward movies, but we have to wait and see at what capacity he can go ahead. And he understands all of this, too.

How do you select your films?

I hear a story and get this urge, and that's the film I generally sign on. But I believe we don't have enough stories. Malayalam cinema has some brilliant stories and script writers.We don't have story banks. What the director tells you and what you imagine are completely different things.Nobody comes with a bound script these days. There are hundreds of script writers out there, but to get the right script, you need to listen to at least 99 stories. After the third or fourth script, you are like, `Oh crap, let's take whatever comes up.' But recently , I have been getting some good scripts. We have the best and the worst audience. Tamil audience is always a challenge and you can never take them for granted. They know what they want. You have to be different, but at the same time, you cannot be totally out of the box. Kerala has budget restraints, so you cannot make huge films. But they have great stories and they are not hero-centric; the genre matters more. Telugu is all about hero-worship. But Tamil cinema is improving and the audience is making directors work harder.

What are your current projects? Is another Bollywood film on the cards?

I do have some scripts coming in, but nothing till next year. I have more than 10 offers, but I don't want to do just any role. I want to do the role. It doesn't matter which language it is in, but it has to be good. When it comes to Bollywood, we have to start somewhere in between, then climb up the ladder, spend a lot of time there, and be part of the right camps.The film that I am doing now is Anand Shankar's film (tentatively Marma Manithan), and I am looking forward to it.

Credits : Times OF India / Chennai Times

10 Endrathukulla collects 16 crore in 5 days

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 9:58 PM

The action packed '10 Endrathukulla' starring Vikram and Samantha and directed by Vijay Milton, released last week. Despite earning mixed reviews, it is pulling in crowds and doing decent business at the box office. About the weekend collection Director Vijay Milton says, "So far approx 7,500 shows have been screened. 1,500 shows per day across Tamil Nadu. The film has collected 15.5 to 16 crores in five days since the release of the film."

Produced by Fox Star India and AR Murugadoss the film is a road thriller film and has music composed by D Imman. While Samantha is pairing up with Vikram for the first time, Pasupathy is playing a pivotal role in the film.

Credits : Times Of India

Chiyaan Vikram's 10 Endrathukulla Movie Review

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Monday, October 26, 2015 | 8:17 AM

After the heavyweight 'I', Vikram is back with a breezy 10 Endrathukulla where he isn't required to strain much. The star looks cool in casual costumes. His attitude and grace is the film's biggest plus point, as he fits into the role of a professional daredevil car driver who doesn't miss his assignments and appointments.

10 Endrathukulla also offers mighty scope for Samantha to unleash her range as a performer. Her childish, dumb side that was revealed in the trailer is seen for a major part of the film, but there is also a surprise towards the end. Her cutesy girly expressions are bound to impress young men.

The fun, twists and conflicts in the tale arise from Samantha's character Shakeela. The journey that (our nameless driver) Vikram takes along with Shakeela is the film's core idea. This journey takes them from Chennai to Mussoorie in Uttarakhand (though these portions have been shot in Nepal). We have the antagonists who have their own little motives, and Pasupathy stands out in this lot with his comic histrionics at unexpected moments. The likes of Rahul Dev and Abhimanyu Singh fit the bill as the standard brooding villains. And many of the kids from Goli Soda are seen in the film, making cameos.

Imman's numbers sound good and the choreography for 'Vroom Vroom' by Sridhar is enjoyable. Vikram charismatically aces his moves along with the dancers, while Sridhar also makes an appearance in this song. 'Aanalum Indha Mayakkam' is used to establish the bonding between the lead pair, and there is an obvious romance angle in due course. 'Gaana Gaana' with Charmi is a needless exercise. The racy theme track plays along during the stunt scenes, which are numerous in number. Anoop Seelin takes care of the BGM score.

Few of the car chases and stunts are interestingly done and in few other instances, they go over the top. The tacky VFX counts among the negative aspects of the film. More care could have been taken on the VFX, given the presence of big producers bankrolling the film. The key intro scene of Vikram is let down by the frivolous visuals.

The 2nd half feels like a stretch, with the key reveal held back till the finale and too many cinematic liberties taken for the climax action sequences. Sreekar Prasad's cuts are interesting in the early part of the film when Samantha is introduced amid a frenzied chase scene with Vikram behind the wheels. Some of the picturesque locations that we see in the film are good takeaways.

In all, director Vijay Milton has presented a ride that has its share of bumps. Go see the film for its lead pair.

Verdict: Not as racy as expected, but a watchable ride.

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Samantha's action scenes to be out soon | DC

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 8:31 AM

Vikram starrer 10 Endrathukulla has been slated for a release on October 21 across the globe. According to a source, the makers are aiming at aroung 1000 screens in different parts of the world. The Telugu version of the film, however, will be released later. Tipped as a racy action-oriented flick, which has few sequences helmed by Hollywood stuntmen Lee Whittaker, the movie reportedly also has moments of romance and intense emotional drama.

The Traier of the movie provided a gist of the film and showcases Samantha as a naive character. However, the makers had revealed sometime back that the actress had performed few high-octane action sequences. They have now decided to release a short video of the risky stunts the actress has pulled off for the first time in her carrer. Meanwhile, 10 Endrathukulla will clash with Vijay Sethupathi - Nayanthara's romantic tale Naanum Rowdy Thaan on OCTOBER 21.

Credits : Deccan Chronicle / Chennai Chronicle

10 Endrathukulla - Aanaalum Indha Mayakkam Song Promo

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Friday, October 16, 2015 | 8:31 AM

Watch the song promo of Aanaalum Indha Mayakkam from the movie 10 Endrathukulla

10 Endrathukulla releasing more than 1000 screens on OCT 21st

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 11:22 PM

Distribution and production giant Fox Star Studios and ace film maker and producer A R Murugadoss’ fourth Tamil venture, 10 Endrathukulla will have a worldwide release on 21st October. Directed by SD Vijay Milton, the film toplines a stellar ensemble cast led by Vikram & Samantha and is one of the most awaited films of the year.

The film’s teaser & trailer, along with the foot-tapping music by D. Imman have created a massive buzz for the film – across all age groups. With the censor giving it a U Certificate, the film is set to appeal to both the youth as well as the families alike.

Fox Star Studios & AR Murugadoss, who have given two runaway hits, Engeyum Eppothum and Raja Rani, are extremely thrilled after watching 10 Endrathukulla, and are confident of winning the hearts of audiences worldwide with this film as well. Fox Star Studios is going very wide with the release, with more than 1000 screens Worldwide. The Telugu & Hindi versions will be released next month. So get ready to witness this entertainer, within the count of 10 days!

Chiyaan Vikram talks about 10 Endrathukulla exclusively to DC

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Sunday, October 11, 2015 | 12:32 PM

I Like Rediscovering myself constantly, Chiyaan Vikram Talks about his upcoming flick 10 Endrathukulla , the bond that shares with Manirathnam, his on screen chemistry with actresses and how his son Dhruv may don the greasepaint in the future.

Credits : Deccan Chronicle | Chennai Chronicle

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