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Makers of 'Kaithi' respond to Kerala court's injunction against remake and sequel

Makers of 'Kaithi' respond to Kerala court's injunction against remake and sequel
ControversyAccording to reports, a man named Rajeev, who spent time in Chennai’s Puzhal Central Prison, has said that the story of ‘Kaithi’ was based on his experience. Tnm StaffFacebook/ Dream Warrior PicturesThe makers of actor Karthi’s hit Tamil movie Kaithi recently issued a statement regarding the Hindi remake and sequel of the 2019 film. In the statement, Dream Warrior Pictures, the production house that bankrolled the movie, wrote, “We learnt from several media reports that the Kerala court has issued an injunction against Kaithi being remade in Hindi/ the sequel being produced. Media outlets have also reached out to us regarding the same.” The production house said that they do not have details pertaining to the case and hence cannot comment on the issue. However, they noted that they are ready to face any legal issues with respect to the issue, since their records are clean. “We don’t have the official details yet,
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‘Joseph’ Tamil remake ‘Visithiran’ faces litigation over title

‘Joseph’ Tamil remake ‘Visithiran’ faces litigation over title
KollywoodSathish Kumar in Chennai has filed a petition in court alleging that the title 'Visithiran' was registered by his production house. Digital NativeMalayalam actor Joju George’s hit film Joseph is getting remade in Tamil. While the makers are contemplating on releasing the film soon and are working on fixing the date, they are now facing a roadblock with litigation at the court. Sathish Kumar from Saligramam in Chennai has filed a petition in court alleging that the title Visithiran was registered by his production house Csk Productions at the Film and Television Producers Guild of South India in 2015 and he has been renewing it until March 2020. Claiming that the title belongs to his production house, Sathish Kumar has filed the case following which the judge hearing it ordered that notices be sent to producer Bala and co-producer Rk Suresh. The case has been posted for further hearing on January
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Watch: Akshara Haasan's 'Achcham Madam Naanam Payirppu' teaser out

Watch: Akshara Haasan's 'Achcham Madam Naanam Payirppu' teaser out
KollywoodWritten and directed by Raja Ramamurthy the film is being produced by Trendloud.Tnm StaffA 30-second teaser from Akshara Haasan’s Achcham Madam Naanam Payirppu (The Myth Of The Good Girl) was released on September 24. The video has the actor wearing glasses and seated on an antique wooden chair. The room behind her is tastefully arranged but as the camera draws closer to her face, we hear many voices telling her what to do. “Pavithra, no!”, “Pavithra, yes.”, “Come on Pavithra, what’s stopping you?”, “Pei Pudichudutha?” (are you possessed?), “Ippo than andavan unaku nalla budhi kuduthirkan” (Only now god has given you good senses), “Shame”, “I don’t approve”, these are some of the voices we hear as jazz beats can be heard in the background. As the voices crowd each other, the actor wakes up from her sleep with a gasp. According to the description that accompanies the teaser,
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Ajay Devgn and Katrina Kaif to play lead in Hindi remake of ‘Kaithi’?

Ajay Devgn and Katrina Kaif to play lead in Hindi remake of ‘Kaithi’?
KollywoodThe Hindi version of the film, to be directed by Jagan Shakthi, is tentatively titled ‘Ikka’.Digital NativeKarthi starrer Khaithi, one of the biggest hits in the Tamil film industry, will have Ajay Devgn playing the lead in the Hindi version, tentatively titled Ikka. Katrina Kaif is expected to play the female lead. Interestingly, Khaithi only had a fleeting presence of a heroine in the flashback. However, in the Hindi version, filmmakers are planning on enhancing the female lead’s role and talks are on with Katrina Kaif to play the role. The Hindi remake will be directed by Jagan Shakthi, who has earlier directed the Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal. Khaithi, an action thriller film written and directed by Lokesh Kanaraj, starred Karthi, Narain and George Maryan. It was produced jointly by Sr Prakashbabu and Sr Prabhu under the banner Dream Warrior Pictures and co-produced by Tiruppur Vivek under the banner Vivekananda Pictures.
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Zee Cine Awards Tamil 2020: Dhanush bags Best Actor award, ‘Peranbu’ wins Best Film

AwardsPrabhu Deva won Best Choreographer for ‘Rowdy Baby’ from ‘Maari 2’.Tnm StaffThe first edition of the Zee Cine Awards Tamil 2020 saw the best of Tamil cinema between December 2018 and November 2019 being honoured on Saturday night. The award show was a star studded affair with top actors including Kamal Hasan, Dhanush, Nayantara, and Samantha in attendance. The jury comprised directors Gautham Menon, Karu Palaniappan, Bharatbala, actor-director Suhasini Maniratnam, and film critic Baradwaj Rangan. Here is the full list of winners: Dhanush took home the prize for Best Actor - Male for his performance in the Vetrimaaran directorial Asuran. Aishwarya Rajesh won Best Actor - Female for her role in the sports drama Kanaa. Dhruv Vikram bagged Best Debut Actor - Male for his role in Adhithya Varma, the remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy. Lijomol Jose took home Best Debut Actor - Female for her portrayal in Sivappu Manjal Pachai. This one at #ZeeCineAwardsTamil2020 pic.
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'Kaithi' review: A gripping tale of men imprisoned by their circumstances

ReviewThere is no star in 'Kaithi'. Director Lokesh shows that a hero is anyone who goes beyond thinking about just himself.Priyanka ThirumurthyA recently freed prisoner desperate to meet his daughter. A police officer eager to rid the state of a drug menace. A lowly constable stepping up when nobody else will. And students who are at the wrong place at the wrong time. Kaithi, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj offers a glimpse into just one night of the lives of four seemingly unrelated characters and soon unfolds the circumstances that have metaphorically imprisoned them all. From the word go, the action-thriller revels in a sense of tension, that remains constant through its run time. Set in Trichy district, it starts with the struggles of Bejoy (played by Narain), a special task force officer who has seized drugs worth Rs.800 crore from devious smugglers, who will go to any lengths to retrieve their narcotics.
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Karthi’s ‘Kaithi’ aims for September 27 release?

KollywoodThe action thriller, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, is currently in the final stages of post-production.Digital NativeYouTube screenshotFollowing the debacle of Dev, which was released amidst a lot of hype, Karthi got busy working in three movies simultaneously. While one is the action thriller Kaithi directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, the second is an untitled film directed by Bagiyaraj Kannan and the third a Jeethu Joseph directorial. The latest we hear about Kaithi, which is in the final stages of post-production, is that the makers are aiming for a September 27 release. The industry grapevine is that the film’s story will unfold in a span of 48 hours and follow a fugitive on the run. The teaser visuals, featuring Karthi with a thick beard, promise an intense action thriller. The teaser opens with a cop telling his colleagues that they will stay off the road on this particular night for reasons we
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Karthi joins the sets of Bagiyaraj Kannan’s film

Kollywood According to latest reports, Karthi has joined the sets of the film and will be stationed in Dindigul for the next few days.Digital NativeDigital NativeKarthi is currently busy working in three movies simultaneously. While one is Kaithi directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, the other is an untitled film directed by Bagiyaraj Kannan and another is the Jeethu Joseph directorial.  According to latest reports, Karthi has joined the sets of the Bagiyaraj Kannan film and will be stationed in Dindigul for the next few days. Napolean, Lal, Yogi Babu and Sathish form the supporting cast of this flick. The technical crew includes music by Vivek-Mervin, Ruben for editing, and Dhilip Subbarayan for action choreography. Karthi, meanwhile, is expecting the release of Kaithi. The shooting of this film has been completed and it is currently in the post-production mode. Kaithi is an action thriller film written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj.
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Karthi in Tamil remake of Upendra’s ‘I Love You’?

KollywoodR Chandru, who directed the original, has reportedly been roped in to wield the megaphone again.Digital NativeThe Kannada movie I Love You, starring Upendra, hit the marquee recently and has been doing well at the Sandalwood box office. The Telugu version of this bilingual was released in the Telugu-speaking states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to positive reviews. Following its success, the makers of I Love You are planning to remake the film in Tamil. Reports say that a top production house will be bankrolling the venture with R Chandru, who had directed the original, roped in to wield the megaphone again. It appears that Karthi will be reprising the role done by Upendra. I Love You, starring Upendra and Rachita Ram in the lead, is directed and produced by Chandru. Sonu Gowda plays a pivotal role in this flick besides a host of actors in supporting roles. The
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'Kgf' villain Ram to make his Tamil debut with Karthi’s upcoming film

KollywoodDirected by Bakkiyaraj Kannan the film also stars Rashmika Mandanna.Digital NativeDigital NativeTamil film industry will now see a villain! Yes, Ram of Kgf fame has been roped in to play the baddie in Karthi's upcoming Tamil movie. He will be marking his debut in this Bakkiyaraj Kannan directorial. Reports are that Ram has shot for a few scenes during the first schedule and will be joining the team for the second schedule. Also, Kannada heroine Rashmika Mandanna will be entering Kollywood with this flick. She currently has two Telugu movies Dear Comrade and Bheeshma and one Kannada film Pogaru. Bankrolled by Sr Prabhu's Dream Warrior Pictures, this film’s technical crew includes music by Vivek-Mervin, cinematography by Sathyan Sooryan and editing by Ruben. This yet to be titled film is touted to be a complete action entertainer. While Karthi’s film with Bakkiyaraj Kannan is in progress, the star also has Kaithi,
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