August 20, 2013 819 reads 0 comments
The makers of "Thalaivaa" couldn't have asked for more. Fans queued up from 6 in the morning, brought the film's reel on a chariot, and danced to celebrate the film's peaceful release here Tuesday.
After crossing roadblocks, Vijay starrer Tamil action drama "Thalaivaa" has finally released in Tamil Nadu and Pudicherry.
At the city's Udhayam theatre, fans brought the film's reel in a chariot, performed pooja and then carried it on their shoulders to the operator's room.
"It's a ritual to carry the reel of Vijay's films on a chariot. So, fans organised a chariot and brought the reel after performing pooja in a temple. They danced all the way from the temple to the theatre. Fans in the theatre poured milk on Vijay's life size cut outs and also put kumkum and garlanded on his posters," a representative of Udhayam theatre told IANS.
In Tamil Nadu, Thalaivaa hit approximately 405 screens.
"Fans were waiting for the theatre gates to open since 6 a.m. in the morning. They wanted to set up everything before the release of the film. Most of Vijay's fans wore t-shirts with his image on it and were dancing to his songs," said the representative.
"Thalaivaa", originally scheduled to come out Aug 9, was stalled after theatre owners received threats from a political outfit.
The film's producer Chandra Prakash Jain and director A.L. Vijay requested Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalitha to intervene.
"Thalaivaa" got a green signal after it the makers agreed to drop the tagline - Time to Lead - from its publicity stills and promotions for reasons unknown.
The film released peacefully across the state Tuesday.
"We didn't have any problem since morning. It has been a very smooth release. In some of the big and old theatres, police were deployed to ensure fans maintain decorum. The response has been phenomenal as thousands turned out to on a weekday to see the film," Sunil Jain, son of producer C.P. Jain, told IANS.
Amala Paul, Ragini Nandwani, Sathyaraj and Abhimanyu Singh also features in the film.
Mayajaal, one of the biggest multiplexes in the city, is running 50 shows of "Thalaivaa".
"We have had about 85-90 percent occupancy since morning. I'm sure it will drastically increase in the next few days and will be packed during the weekend," a representative of Mayajaal told IANS.
According to trade pundits, "Thalaivaa" is expected to have a big opening.
"Going by the response to the film since morning, it is likely to collect between Rs.5 crore and Rs.10 crore. Vijay's recent films have managed to reap gold on the release day in Tamil Nadu, and, 'Thalaivaa' will surely follow suit," said trade analyst Trinath.
August 20, 2013 3360 reads 3 comments
Ranbir Kapoor starrer Besharam boasts of a couple of special appearances. The title track features the director of the massy film, Abhinav Kashyap and the director of choreography, Remo D’souza shaking their legs to the catchy tunes.
Apparently, it was none other than Ranbir Kapoor who insisted that Abhinav and Remo should be a part of the song. In fact, the actor choreographed the shot with Abhinav and Remo. The trio had an amazing time while shooting for the song, which will be a treat to watch.
August 20, 2013 1820 reads 0 comments
The dynamic director Karan Johar chats with film journalist Indu Mirani about cinema and life on her chat show, 'The Boss Dialogues'. In this show, Karan opens up about his various roles, and his foray into serious acting with Anurag Kashyap's film. He also discusses why he decided to be part of reality shows and why he is termed as the agony uncle of Bollywood.
August 20, 2013 2450 reads 0 comments
Lara Dutta – Chhabra 555 is a line of ethnic wear that the B-town diva has designed for and co-licensed with the brand Chhabra 555.
After bedazzling everyone with her unique first collection of ethnic wear - suits and sarees, Lara Dutta Bhupathi is all set to launch her 2nd collection under ‘Lara Dutta – Chhabra 555’.
In association with Chhabra 555, one of the largest retailers of Indian ethnic wear for women, Lara forayed into the niche ethnic wear space last festive season. The association turned out to be hugely success with ethnic fashion creating a mass appeal and appreciation by women across the country.
Lara is all set to launch the 2nd collection under the label this year. The collection is primarily focused on high end bridal wear. She has designed and crafted the line keeping in mind the needs and expectations of the contemporary Indian woman.
August 20, 2013 2142 reads 0 comments
Working in TV shows means long shooting schedule and pressure but actress Divyanka Tripathi, who will be next seen in "Mera Tera Rishta Purana", says the best part about her new show is that the team is very professional.
"Mera Tera Rishta Purana" is from the Balaji Telefilms stable.
"This is my first experience with Balaji Telefilms and I had great time working with them. They are thorough professionals. They know their work and are always ready with the script, character and costumes," Divyanka told reporters Monday at the red carpet of SAB Ke Anokhe Awards.
Divyanka, who made her small screen debut with "Banoo Main Teri Dulhann", also performed at the award functions for Balaji Telefilms.
"I have heard a lot of rumours that Balaji group makes people work for long hours and there's lot of work pressure, but that's not completely true. An actor just needs to concentrate on his work..." she said.
"Mera Tera Rishta Purana", still waiting to get a slot on TV, is based on Manju Kapoor's novel "Custody". The actress said that they have modified the content for the sake of the audience.
"Since we have to make the show a bit of daily soap type, so that our audiences understand it and like it, certain modifications have been done. Audience will definitely like the show," Divyanka, who will be seen in a key role in the show, said.
"It is a beautiful story. It is a proper drama, there are some fun elements also," added actress.