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Sila Nerangalil audio launch

Kamal launched the audio of Sila Nerangalil, starring Vincent Ashokan and Navya Nair.

As always, there are more photos to browse through at Behindwoods. KollywoodToday.com has similar photos and a video (that resembles one that is done for wedding receptions).

[Picture courtesy: BehindWoods]

Kamal in Hyderabad

Kamal was in Hyderabad a few days ago to promote Raghavan, the Telugu-dubbed version of Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu. Idlebrain.com put up some nice pictures, including tight close-ups. IndiaGlitz topped it with its usual array of photos plus a video. The speeches are short, with Kamal talking partly in Telugu. The video itself starts off with the racy title track (in Telugu, of course) playing in the background.

Fans from Hyderabad had lamented that the pre-release publicity for this movie was really low-key. The producers seem to be making up by getting Kamal and Gautham to attend this event now. With the movie trying its luck at a time when twin tragedies have struck Hyderabad, this late effort should help anyway.

IndiaGlitz even reports that Kamal confirmed doing a straight Telugu movie.

Dasavatharam continues in relative silence

There have been murmurs for some time now that Dasavatharam may be further delayed, with the release pushed out to Pongal (January 14). Somehow, songs still remaining to shot seems unbelievable. While we await confirmation, let’s continue with the rumours and teasers.

Kamal spoke to NDTV recently. Watch the video, where he cryptically confirms few of the rumours doing the rounds. He promises that the movie will go beyond the “gimmick” of him playing 10 roles.

Meanwhile, the rumours seem to have hit a peak — Behindwoods talks about employing atomic bomb explosions under the sea for the tsunami said to be featured in the movie!

[With input from HAL2211]

Chennai 600028 celebrations

Kamal was there to encourage the young brigade yet again. This time, it was on the 100th day celebrations of Chennai 600028. It was earlier reported that Kamal would be attending; but later, to everyone’s surprise, Rajni too joined in. Now, it’s becoming all too common to see both of them together! For a change, we had old friends SPB and Gangai Amaran too.

Behindwoods has a lot more photos. IndiaGlitz has a horde along with a video too.

[Picture courtesy: BehindWoods]

Karan on Kamal

With his new movie out, Karan is doing the usual media rounds. Significantly, he has repeatedly mentioned Kamal, who co-starred in his first movie, Nammavar. In a video interview to Behindwoods, he calls Kamal his guru. He attributes his confidence and present status to Kamal.

In an interview to The New Indian Express, he talks in the same vein. Excerpts:

If there is any one person you feel indebted to, who would that be?

Undoubtedly Kamal Haasan! When I was struggling to get a foothold in films years ago, no one took me seriously. No one believed in me, encouraged me or offered me roles. It was only Kamal who called me and offered me a crucial role in Nammavar. I consider him my guru, my mentor. It was he who gave me the name Karan, saying, that name would take me a long way. And it has!

Dasavatharam: post-case revelations

The Dasavatharam story controversy took a new turn in the past couple of days. We all thought it was over with the court verdict coming out. First, it was a letter from Kamal to the judge, which was also released to the press. Finally, Kamal charged old industry ‘friends’ with working against him in a video on IndiaGlitz and Behindwoods.


[Updated: 15 Apr 2007 ]

Silent symphony

Some time ago, I came across this lovely mash-up of Pesum Padam aka Pushpaka Vimana aka Pushpak, by Thilak. The video covers most of the important portions of the movie. Beethoven’s symphony score in the background, though a little too sad, adds to the nostalgic value.

After watching the video, you might be interested in reading the creator’s thoughts at PassionForCinema.

“Living Legend” award

Kamal, along with Rekha, was awarded the “Living Legend” award at FICCI FRAMES 2007 on 28 March. Kamal has been a FICCI FRAMES regular and this seems to be further recognition for him.

The news has been widely reported in the media. Behindwoods features photos while IndiaGlitz has a video too.

During this function, Kamal and Rekha were seen warm towards each other. Everyone is aware of Kamal’s close links with her father, Gemini Ganesan. But few know that Rekha was the original choice for the actress’s role in Meendum Kokila, a part that ultimately went to Deepa. Kamal, Sridevi and Rekha — what a treat it would have been!

[Picture courtesy: BehindWoods]

Kamal on Paruthiveeran, Ameer on Marudhanayagam

A couple of weeks ago, Kamal took the time to watch the recently released Paruthiveeran. He appreciated all involved, including Karthi, the hero and Ameer, the director. Check out some photos from IndiaGlitz, which also feature Sivakumar and Surya who were present during the screening.

Meanwhile, in a video interview to the same Web-site, Ameer has spoken about Marudhanayagam — look for it somewhere around the middle of the clip. He has praised Kamal’s efforts and said that he would be thrilled to work as assistant director on that movie.

It is said that Ameer was part of the Kamal fans’ association and he has hinted that even in a sequence of Paruthiveeran.

[With inputs from Bala (Karthik)]

[Picture courtesy: BehindWoods]

Short movie on Chennai police

The short movie made to commemorate the 150 years of Chennai police is out. As predicted earlier, it is like a documentary (remember “Films Division”?), with interludes featuring prominent stars of Tamil industry. Though some messages are useful, it is tacky as expected and has political sycophancy too. Check out Kamal around the 15th minute in this video brought out by KollywoodToday.com.