Archive for July, 2009
The first posters of Unnaippol Oruvan and Eenadu are out!
Also, Unnaippol Oruvan now has a Facebook page — join the orgy!
[With inputs from Ananth]
Unnaippol Oruvan is nearing its day of release and this is a good time to recap on the updates we have got in the last couple of months.
The last available information is that it will release on August 12, to coincide with the release date of Kalaththur Kannamaa, Kamal’s first movie. Check out Sify.com, IndiaGlitz, Galatta.com, Thatstamil, ChennaiOnline, Behindwoods and Cinegoer.com.
Here is what else we know through official and non-official means.
- Unconfirmed reports from Behindwoods, IndiaGlitz, Galatta.com say that veteran actress Lakshmi is part of the movie. She is said to be playing the role of Chief Secretary (to the Chief Minister). In the original A Wednesday, the Chief Minister himself had a significant role.
- We haven’t heard a lot about Eenadu, the Telugu version. Here’s an interview of Venkatesh in The Times of India, where he says that the role is modified to suit his image.
- Manushyaputhran too has narrated his experiences to the media. He told Mangaiyar Malar that the opporutnity to write a song for the movie came out of the blue one day. He revealed that the song about “the greatest tragedy of our times” is sung by Kamal himself. He was ecstatic about Shruti Haasan and has said that he is proud of writing the first song with her music.
- Meanwhile, Shruti spoke about her experiences to The Hindu and ChennaiOnline.
- Two younger generation actors who are part of the movie are Anuja Iyer and Ganesh Venkataraman. Anuja spoke about Kamal’s patience and being inspired by him to Kumudam, which was reported by Dinamalar. She was also featured on The Hindu and Galatta.com. Ganesh was heard on The Times of India and Galatta.com.
- Eric Felberg from Hollywood is the special effects supervisor. He has worked on Shri Anjaneya before and also was supposed to be part of Marmayogi too.
- Manoj Soni from Bollywood is the cinematographer. He seems to have been chosen for his experience with the digital medium. Hear him go ga-ga on Express Buzz and Galatta.com.
- Writer Era. Murukan was interviewed by Ergo. He talked about his experiences with Kamal and Mohanlal, while also giving us some insight into the script. Here’s some background on Era. Murukan from Behindwoods.
- Era. Murukan writes about his experiences on his blog, now and then. In fact, in his most recent piece, he says that he’s writing a whole book based on it called Sight at Shoot! He writes about Kamal’s tirelessness and specifically about a shot in which Kamal impressed him.
‘That was an one-man symphony, kamal-ji’ – I told. He just smiled.
- Mohanlal is said to have wrapped up his portions in early June.
- Kamal talked about the movie during the promotion of Dashavtar to The Indian Express.
- The Times of India carried some details about the economics of Unnaippol Oruvan.
Neeraj Pandey, writer-director of A Wednesday, has expressed his opinion on the remake. He told India Abroad News Service that he’s looking forward to it. This is what he had to say on PassionforCinema.com.
Q) What do you think about the cast of Kamal Hasan & Mohanlal in the Tamil version?
We fans, await, first for the trailer and stills and then for the movie itself…
[With extensive inputs from Ananth]
[Picture courtesy: BehindWoods]
The first place he was seen was Balachander’s office / house, along with his family, to wish KB on his birthday.
Surprisingly, the only Web-site to report it was Top10Cinema.com, with some casual pictures. Top10Cinema.com and Behindwoods carried the casual pictures.
The second event was the launch of hardum.com, a social networking Web portal. The site created by alumni of Anna University was launched by Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala. Check out reports and photos at Express Buzz and the Raj Bhavan site.
[With inputs from Ananth]
[Picture courtesy: BehindWoods / Raj Bhavan, Chennai]
[Updated 13 Jul 2009: Photos from Behindwoods]