NEETHAANE EN PONVASANTHAM
Director Gautam Vasudev Menon returns with yet another romantic film, this time starring Jiiva and Samantha. The other star of the film is the music composer — maestro Ilayaraaja. The film celebrates love in the many stages of a person’s life. Others in the cast include Santhanam and Anupama Kumar. The film has also been made in Hindi and Telugu.
After the lilting Mynaa , Prabhu Solomon is back with the much-awaited Kumki. The film stars Vikram Prabhu, son of actor Prabhu, Lakshmi Menon and Thambi Ramaiah. The story is said to revolve around a mahout and his trained elephant. Music is by D. Imman.
HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
Before The Lord of the Rings , there was The Hobbit. For all who want to know about the origin of the ring of power, Gollum and his Precious and are too lazy to read Tolkien’s book, Peter Jackson has come up with a VFX-stuffed extravaganza that too in 3D. Apart from a whole lot of returning cast and crew from the LOTR movies, Martin Freeman stars as Bilbo Baggins out to defeat the wicked, treasure-loving dragon Smaug.THE
MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS
A martial arts movie set in 19th century China made by a Grammy award winning music producer, The Man With The Iron Fists seems quirky enough for a dekko. The film directed by RZA (yes he gave music for Tarantino’s Kill Bill ) stars Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu among others and tells the story of warriors uniting to defeat the villain and save their village.