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Editor Kishore Passes Away

National award winning editor T E Kishpore passed away in coma at a private hospital in Chennai. Kishore was admitted to hospital when he fell unconsious working in Vettrimaran’s film. A surgery was done in his brain. For his work in Aadukalam, he won the National Film Award for Best Editing. He has worked in many blokbusters in Tamil cinema. ...

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C2H to be launched today

Cheran’s ambitious project C2H will have a formal launch today. Cinema 2 Home’ (C2H) aims to release DVDs officially, simultaneously with the film’s release in theatres. According to Cheran, it would be part of a new business model to tackle piracy. It may be recalled that in 2013, Kamal Haasan’s move to release Vishwaroopam on DTH platform was fiercely resisted ...

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Small is beautiiful for Karthik Subbaraj

Stone Bench Creations is an organization conceived by Pizza and Jigarthanda fame Director Karthik Subbaraj and his friends to develop innovative solutions in the Entertainment industry that will support independent film makers, aspiring actors and other talents. Bench Flix is a product developed to provide Reach, Recognition and Revenue to independent short film makers by distributing their short films across ...

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BOFTA launched

The Blue Ocean Film and Television Academy (BOFTA), a film school set up by producer G Dhananjayan in Kodambakkam, was inaugurated on Wednesday. At a function held in Chennai on Wednesday, it was unveiled. The direction course will be headed by Mahendran, acting by Nasser,m cinematography by Madhu Ambat, editing by Lenin, film journalism by cartoonist Madhan. Speaking on the ...

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Use mine with perrmission: Ilayaraja

After securing a court order against five audio recording companies from making and selling his compositions, veteran musician Ilayaraja today said henceforth his consent was mandatory for using his works. The (Madras) High Court has ordered that my songs cannot be downloaded or sold through CDs or any other means. Henceforth, without getting the rights from me none should use ...

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Taj Noor and Vethu Vettu

Taj Noor, a former associate of Mozart of A R Rahman, is back. He started his career with Vamsam and followed it up with few films. Now in Mani Bharathy’s Vethu Vettu, he has come up with six beautiful songs. The movie stars Harish as hero, Vizha fame Malavika Menon as heroine. The cast also includes Ilavarasu, Ganja karuppu, Aadukalam ...

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Actor Arulnithi is engaged

Actor Arulnithi got engaged in Chennai which was attended by family members and close friends. The bride Keerthana is said to be the daughter of a former Madras High Court Judge. Arulnithi tweeted, ‘Big day for me … I’m engaged’ Having started his career with Vamsam, Arulnithi acted in many hit films. His Nallu Policeum Nalla Irundha Oorum and De ...

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BOFTA launch today

Blue Ocean Film and Television Academy (BOFTA), a film school has been set up by producer G Dhananjayan in Kodambakkam for those wishing to learn the craft, will be launched today. BOFTA will have eminent movie personalities on its faculty, and has begun inviting applications from potential candidates. Basically in Kodambakkam which is also known as Kollywood has no film ...

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From Kiwi land this Friday

Acclaimed Malayalam filmmaker Anil Kumar’s maiden Tamil venture Serndhu Polama was shot entirely in New Zealand. Starring Vinay Rai, Thambi Ramaiah and Madhurima, it has camera by Sanjeev Shankar. Producdd by Sasi Nambissan, the movie has been shot in virigin locales of New Zealand. The movie is releasing this Friday. The movie was shot using red Camera. Says the director, ...

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Rahman prepares for America tour

From 21 March. Oscar-Grammy winner A R Rahman will start his North American tour, which will go on for three months. He posted on his online page: ‘I’ve been wanting to return to North America to perform for a while now, and I’m excited to be coming back for a series of concerts this spring.’ The music maestro further said: ...

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