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Latest new valuable addition to Mani Ratnam - Str film

One of the most exciting films of 2018 for film buffs would be Mani Ratnam's next multistarrer featuring, Str, Jyothika, Vijay Sethupathi, Arvind Swami, Aishwarya Rajesh, Fahadh Faasil. The film has music by A.R.Rahman, cinematography by Santosh Sivan, and editing by Sreekar Prasad.


Now, sources close to us hint that veteran actress Jayasudha will be acting in this film. She has already acted in Mani Ratnam's Alaipayudhey, as Shalini's mother. Looks like a valuable addition to an interesting film!

Malayalam cinema doesn't need two Kunjali Marakkars, says Priyadarshan

Two announcements from two accomplished director-actor duos had the Malayalam film industry all excited a few days ago.

While Priyadarshan had announced that he would be directing a film on Kunjali Marakkar with Mohanlal in the lead, Mammootty took to his Facebook page to reveal that he would be teaming up with Santosh Sivan for a film on Kunjali Marakkar. Well, this would mean that fans can not only expect a box office clash but a clash between the same type of films starring the two legends of the Malayalam film industry.
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Dulquer is all excited about dad Mammootty playing Kunjali Marakkar

Ever since the announcement that Mammootty would play Kunjali Marakkar in his upcoming film to be directed by Santosh Sivan, fans are elated and are waiting to know more about it.

And it’s not just the fans and movie buffs - even the celebs are excited. Mammootty’s son and actor Dulquer Salmaan, while putting up the poster of the film on a social networking site wrote, “So excited about #KunjaliMarikar !! This is gonna be a legendary film ! Can just feel it.”
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Official: Santosh Sivan announces his next directorial

Ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan will don the role of a director once again with his new film Kunjali Marakkar IV.


The Thalapathi cinematographer has officially released the first look poster of the film. The film will star Mammootty in the lead role, and is said to be based on the story of the warrior and captain of Kozhikode Samoothiri's Navy, Kunjali Marakkar.

This Malayalam film, written by T.P. Rajeevan and Shankar Ramakrishnan, will be produced by August Cinemas. Santosh Sivan's last directorial venture was Inam, which talked about the civil war that prevailed in Sri Lanka.

Lies We Tell Director Mitu Misra, “Imtiaz Ali has been my teacher from pen to paper”

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Mitu Misra’s Lies We Tell, shot by ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan was showcased at Mami film festival.

The screening was graced by Mitu’s friend and guru Imitiaz Ali and Sheshank Ghosh, who showed their support to the debutant director.

When asked about Mitu Misra, Imtiaz says, “Mitu Misra is a old friend of mine and our connection is of Films. He has sent me different kind of films to watch over the period. I hope he does very well in the industry.”

Mitu adds further, “On script of Lies We Tell, Imtiaz has been my teacher from pen to paper. I had written five paragraphs and Imtiaz narrowed to one line that was the trigger for me.”

Lies We Tell is an unflinching British thriller about loyalty, betrayal, and revenge. The film revolves around a trusted driver, who must deal with his dead boss’s Muslim mistress, her
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Str’s English film to start rolling next month

Amidst a lot of speculations on when Simbu aka Str’s first English movie would start rolling, we hear from sources that it would happen next month. Earlier, reports suggested that the film’s shooting would commence in September but with the cinematographer Santosh Sivan busy with the SPYder release, Simbu’s film was postponed. Santosh Sivan is the cinematographer of the Ar Murugadoss directorial SPYder, which has Mahesh Babu playing the lead role.
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Exciting details about Simbu's first English film is here!

After the release of Aaa, Str had announced on his Twitter page that he would be starting a new project to be directed by himself. He even said that the project would be in English and not in any regional language. Yuvan Shankar Raja was appointed to take over the music, and Santosh Sivan was said to be the cinematographer for this script written by Simbu and Gautham Vasudev Menon. The editing department was announced to be handled by ace editor Anthony.

After the announcement, we did not receive any updates from Str's side until it was said that he...
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Here is the much awaited announcement from A.R.Murugadoss

Director A.R.Murugadoss announced yesterday (15th August) that he would reveal some interesting information about his friend's film today noon at 12. Many of them were speculating and wondering what could the announcement be about. 

Now, he has revealed the update through his official Twitter handle and it is about Tovino Thomas - Pia Bajpai starrer Abhiyum Anuvum. He tweeted, "Here we go First Look #Abhiyum Anuvum starring @ttovino & @PiaBajpai. Ep Santosh Sivan dir. by Br Vijayalakshmi @YoodleeFilms All the best".

This Tamil - Malayalam bilingual is directed by B.R.Vijayalakshmi and produced by Yoodlee Films.
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Just In: Str once again collaborates with Gautham Menon for his next

There were a few speculations stating that there might be two or more versions of Str's next film.

Now, Str took to Twitter to clarify that the film will be made only in English and it would be dubbed into Tamil.  He tweeted, "Regards to the rumors spreading about two versions are false. Only version which is English. Thanks @menongautham for penning the dialogues. The film will be dubbed in Tamil and other main regional languages. #SilambarasanTRFilm @santoshsivan @thisisysr @menongautham #Antony"

The film has cinematography by Santosh Sivan, music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, editing by Anthony and...
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Breaking: Str in an English film! National award winner to do the cinematography

Str, who made an interesting announcement about his next film, today morning that Yuvan has already started to compose music, has now made one more exciting statement.

Str surprised everyone by announcing that Santosh Sivan will be handling the camera for his next film with his tweet, "Proud & happy to announce @santoshsivan the visionary will be the cinematographer. Thank u sir for believing in me and my vision #Blessed". He also added that Anthony would be taking care of the cuts by tweeting, "A @santoshsivan visuals , @thisisysr musical , Antony cuts for A #SilambarasanTRFilm God...
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Official: The latest new update on Murugadoss's next

Spyder, directed by A.R.Murugadoss, featuring Mahesh Babu, Rakul Preet Singh and S.J.Suryah in lead roles, is fast progressing towards its finish line.

The makers have officially confirmed that the patchwork shoot of the film has been wrapped up today (29th June), and apparently only two more songs are left to be shot, which will be done in the coming days. The film is most likely to hit the screens on the 29th of September if everything goes as per plans.

Spyder has music by Harris Jayaraj and cinematography by Santosh Sivan, while it is funded by Tagore Madhu for...
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''It was such a memorable experience working with Ajith''

We have started a birthday campaign for Thala Ajith, and we are bringing in exclusive quotes from directors who have worked with the Vedalam hero. Yesterday, we spoke to ace cinematographer/director Santosh Sivan and Ramesh Khanna, who spoke about their experiences working with Ajith.

Today, we bring you what Ajith's Pagaivan director Ramesh Balakrishnan had to tell about him. He shares, "While doing Pagaivan, Ajith was a very young lad, and even then, he was a great human being, who likes to help people around. He is frank, kind-hearted and dedicated towards his profession.

He was parallelly shooting for...
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Just In: Release date of A.R.Murugadoss's next is announced!

A.R.Murugadoss's film with Mahesh Babu is yet to be fully completed, but the director has come up with the announcement of the movie's release date.

Arm tweeted, "Be our guest in theatres, Opens June 23 !!!!  ... Very excited @urstrulyMahesh". So, it is now official that this yet-to-be-titled Tamil - Telugu bilingual will hit the screens on June 23rd, as reported by us earlier.

The film stars Mahesh Babu, Rakul Preet Singh, S.J.Suryah in lead roles, while Harris Jayaraj and Santosh Sivan have taken care of the music and cinematography departments respectively.
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Parineeti Chopra to make her Tamil debut with Mahesh Babu

Parineeti Chopra to make her Tamil debut with Mahesh Babu
Parineeti Chopra who recently made headlines for her stunning metamorphosis and later when she was roped in for the film Meri Pyaari Bindu, will soon be making her debut down south. In fact, we hear that Parineeti Chopra is all set to make her Tollywood debut with a film that will be directed by the Ghajini director A R Murugadoss. If that wasn't enough we also hear that the said film which will feature the actress sharing screen space with Mahesh Babu will be a bilingual project shot simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu. Apart from this, it is being said that the untitled film will be one of the costliest films made, with an estimated budget of Rs. 90 cr. As for the rest of the team, director-turned-actor S J Suryah will be seen essaying the role of the villain while Santosh Sivan will be wielding the camera and Harris Jayraj
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Vidya Balans cameo being misused to lure audience for dubbed release

Vidya Balans cameo being misused to lure audience for dubbed release
This used to happen during the Amitabh Bachchan era. He made a special appearance in Agni Varsha but his face was plastered on the publicity material as that of the main lead. Before that the same happened in films like Soorma Bhopali and Andhaa Kanoon as well. Now, Vidya Balan is finding herself in the same situation, what with her presence in dubbed release Ek Yodha Shoorveer being projected as much bigger than the actual length in the film. "Ek Yodha Shoorveer releases this Friday and is a dubbed version of Malayalam film Urumi. Vidya just has a cameo in the film. She appears for a few scenes only," informs our source. However, the teaser as well as the theatrical promo of the film feature Vidya quite prominently since she is the most notable Bollywood presence in the Santosh Sivan directed affair. This isn't all as the only song that
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Vidya Balan Tabu starrer Urumi to now re-release in Hindi as Ek Yoddha Shoorveer

Vidya Balan Tabu starrer Urumi to now re-release in Hindi as Ek Yoddha Shoorveer
Vidya Balan, Genelia D'Souza, Tabu, ace choreographer turned actor turned director Prabhu Dheva came together for a period saga titled Urumi, a 2011 Malayalam film directed by Kiran Kumar. Kiran who expressed his wish to re-release the film in Hindi as Ek Yoddha Shoorveer recently also approached the actors with the idea. Kiran who has already started prepping for what he likes to call as the 'Bahubali style' release of the Hindi version also maintained that they will be dubbing and re-releasing the film across India since the actors have a huge fan following up North. The film which revolves primarily around Genelia and Malayalam superstar Prithviraj is set in the 16th Century and a revenge saga amidst the backdrop of Vasco Da Gama's journey to South India. Produced by Santosh Sivan, Urumi had Tabu in a special appearance along with Vidya Balan in an extended cameo. As far as the Hindi version is concerned,
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