Murugadoss’ Deepavali release titled Kaththi

Director A.R. Murugadoss and actor Vijay on the sets.   | Photo Credit: HANDOUT MAIL

The title for Vijay’s next film is ‘Kaththi’, according to blockbuster director A.R. Murugadoss, who revealed this tidbit on Twitter, where he is quite active.

Fans were speculating on the name of the film the actor-director duo was making after their stupendously successful ‘Thuppaki’ in 2012. ‘Vaal’ (sword) seemed to be a favourite among the fans; but, on Wednesday, the director revealed the title and also added that Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh would play the antagonist.

Neil himself responded on Twitter to congratulate the director on the title. The shooting for the film is said to be proceeding in a brisk manner. The production team hopes to wrap up the shoot by August, and the film is slated for a Deepavali release.

Samantha plays Vijay’s heroine and Anirudh Ravichander is composing the music. At an event earlier this month, the young music director hinted that actor Vijay might sing a song in the film, in keeping with the trend in his recent releases.


Years ago, when Ajith’s strong fan base had nurtured political ambitions for their ‘thala’,

Ajith had firmly put his foot down, saying politics was not his cup of tea, and even went to the extent of disbanding his fan clubs.

Certain ambitious programmes of these clubs had irked him then, he said, forcing him to take the drastic step. Now, with his latest flick ‘Veeram’ doing well, his fans, apparently rejuvenated, have attempted to revive fan club activities.

In fact, some enthusiastic fans even went to the media, saying Ajith had endorsed the revival of the clubs. Getting wind of this, Ajith’s inner circle was quick to deny such rumours, and went on to tell his fans the star had no intention of reviving the clubs.


Music director K seems to have a penchant for the offbeat. For his sixth film ‘Kallappadam’, directed by J. Vadivel, he has recorded one song with a ‘koothu’ troupe from Krishnagiri, with a guitar.

This former student of PSBB School is also debuting as an actor in the film that is about four friends trying to make a film. Asked about his experience acting, the 27-year-old said it was tough.

“We acted as if in real life... no change in appearances or anything. May be that’s why it was challenging,” he said. K, as he prefers to be known, said he would soon fly to Australia to record an orchestra and band.

He has also recorded director Mysskin singing a song in the film in which the director, cinematographer Sriirama Santhosh and editor Gaugin too have acted.


Veteran playback singer S.P. Balasubrah- manyam and veteran actor Lakshmi will share screen space as a couple for the first time in a Tamil film.

They will play the role of grandparents of the hero in the upcoming film ‘Moone Moonu Vaarthai.’ This is the third film for director Madhumita who debuted with ‘Vallamai Tharayo.’

“Ever since I saw their performance in ‘Midhunam’, a Telugu movie, I wanted to rope them in for my film. These doyens will add more credence to the film,” she said.

With debutant actors Arjun Chidambaram and Aditi Chengappa, and Venkatesh of ‘Sutta Kadhai’ and ‘Irandam Ulagam’ fame playing the lead, the director will explore the genre of romantic comedy.

Set in an urban milieu, the story will revolve around three youngsters and the issues they face, but in a light-hearted tone, said Madhumita.

Quizzed on the title, she said while it also hints on romance, the three-worded title has a crucial role in the film.

With shooting scheduled in Chennai and Hyderabad, Madhumita is looking to release the movie in June.

(Reporting by Karthik Subramanian, T.A. Narasimhan, Deepa H. Ramakrishnan and Lakshmi Immanuel)

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