Retail has never been driven so much by films as it is today. On the Net, on mobile phones or on paper ads, stars are everywhere, driving the sales of music, wallpapers or washing machines. We take a look at what is keeping the keepers of Kollywood on their toes.
TV on film?
Sona has taken a breather abroad but is now back to act in Sokkali, where she plays an industrialist, according to director S Sarana. The film is about a TV compere played by Chaitanya who takes advantage of unsuspecting female fans. Swasika, plays a gutsy girl who takes on the hero. Ganja Karuppu sustains the comic element. Now that's an interesting storyline indeed!
Action King Arjun's Kaatupuli is ready and Bollywood stuntman turned director, Tinu Verma is ecstatic about Kalaipuli Thanu's support. Sayali Bhagat and Arjun co-star in this suspense thriller set in a jungle. "I play a doctor who enters a dangerous forest with his family," says Arjun. "No one but Tinu could have completed it in such record time, with his perfect planning in such tough terrain as the Thalakona jungles." Some spine-tingling times ahead!
Simbu's Osthi is readying for release and the big question is 'will Simbu be sporting a six pack?' Only time will answer that one, but in the meantime, the audio launch of the event was a grand affair with Ilayathalapathy Vijay making his presence felt. Thaman and singers were dressed in police costumes as they belted out songs from the flick even as Jagan played a pickpocket, arrested by a female cop, all in keeping with Osthi's cop flick theme! Will the Dabangg magic be recreated?
Vimal signs next
UTV Motion Pictures is producing director Sundar C's Masala Cafe, a comic entertainer starring Vimal, "Mirchi" Shiva, Anjali, Oviya and Santhanam among others. Sundar C along with directing, is also penning the story and screenplay while dialogues are being written by Badri and camera by U.K. Senthil Kumar. The music composer is Ebenezer, of Kanden fame. Shooting begins in Kumbakonam and Chennai from November.