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March 07, 2014 06:04 pm | Updated May 19, 2016 07:06 am IST - chennai:

Latha Rajinikanth. Photo: R. Ragu

Latha Rajinikanth. Photo: R. Ragu

The wait is over for Rajinikanth’s fans as the audio of his upcoming Kochadaiiyaan is to be launched. The highlight is that the superstar’s wife Latha Rajinikanth has lent her voice to the song ‘Manapennin Sathiyam’. The lyrics were written by Vairamuthu. Incidentally, Rajinikanth himself has sung for the film. Kochadaiiyaan has been awarded a U certificate. The film, directed by Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya Ashwin Rajinikanth, also features Deepika Padukone, Sarath Kumar and Jackie Shroff. The music is scored by A.R. Rahman, and the film will release next month.

Inching closer

We may not have won an Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film yet, but one of our films has entered the Oscar library — R… Rajkumar . The film has been selected as a material for research. Says the film’s director Prabhu Deva, “I feel we have come close to the Oscars. The film has good action scenes and a commercial script. The technical aspect of the film deserves this recognition.”

Nailing it!

In her second innings, Nayanthara seems to be outdoing her first, in terms of performance. This is evident from an incident that happened during the shooting of her upcoming film Nee Enge En Anbe , the remake of the Hindi hit Kahaani . Says the film’s director Sekhar Kammula, “She has been her best in this film. In fact, when I joked to her that the film’s heroine wouldn’t have such well-maintained nails, she returned in a few seconds, and voila, the nails were trimmed! She even did a few risky action sequences herself. Such is her commitment.”

Family values

After Thalaivaa , director Vijay is ready with his next Saivam , completed in 40 days. Clarifying at the outset that the film does not point to any specific culture or practice, the director says that the film revolves around a child, played by Sara of Deiva Thirumagal fame. “Saivam turns the spotlight on family values. Nasser and his son Luthfudeen play important roles. While cinematography is by Nirav Shah, music is by G.V. Prakash Kumar,” says the director.

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