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.

KUMKI

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.

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