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Tamil Cinema

Veteran Film Actor Jayanthi Dies At 76

Jul 26, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Jayanthi, who acted in over 500 films in different languages, died on Monday

'Vikram Vedha': Hrithik Roshan And Saif Ali Khan On Lead Roles, Probable Release On September 2022

Jul 10, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Tamil blockbuster is being remade in Hindi by filmmaker Neeraj Pandey under his company Friday Filmworks in association with Reliance Entertainment and YNot Studios.

Karnan- A Hard Hitting Cinematic Masterpiece

The film revolves around the old topic of caste-based oppression but the splendid vision of the director proves Karnan is a film that is going to stay for a long time with the audience.

Actor Vivek: A Comedian Who Cared

Apr 17, 2021 G.C. Shekhar

Vivek’s social activism was his way of repaying a society that had given him so much love, fame and wealth.

Popular Tamil Actor Vivekh Dies At 59; Docs Say Cardiac Arrest Was Not Due To Vaccination

Vivekh, 59, was administered the Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday, authorities had said the cardiac arrest he suffered was not due to the vaccination.

11 March, 2021

A R Rahman Becomes Film Producer, Debut Film '99 Songs' To Hit Theatres On April 16

Outlook Web Bureau

A R Rahman, who has also co-written the movie, took to social media to announce that the film will be releasing in theatres in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

27 January, 2021

Tamil Movie 'Master' To Release On Amazon Prime Video This Friday

Outlook Web Bureau

The Tamil thriller also stars Malavika Mohanan, Andrea Jeremiah, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, and Arjun Das.

27 December, 2020

Rajinikanth Discharged From Hospital

Outlook Web Bureau

Earlier in the day, the medical staff had said that there is nothing alarming in the medical reports of superstar Rajinikanth.

15 December, 2020

Cinema Should Represent Transgender Persons As They Are: Director Sudha Kongara


Kongara's Netflix Tamil anthology 'Paava Kadhaigal' portrays the culture of shame, guilt, and acceptance around the transgender community

12 December, 2020

B'day Wishes Pour In As Superstar Rajinikanth Turns 70


Many supporters and fans wore T-shirts with brightly embossed image of the actor and his political catchphrases like 'Ippo Illaina Eppovaum Illai' (Now or never)

19 October, 2020

Vijay Sethupathi Withdraws From Muttiah Muralitharan Biopic

G.C. Shekhar

Legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan had asked the Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi to withdraw following protests


15 October, 2020

Cinemas In India Reopen After Seven Months In COVID-19 Shadow


PVR will resume commercial screenings on Friday, Cinepolis and INOX started showing films from Thursday with an emphasis on safety measures.

31 July, 2019

Vijay Sethupathi To Play Spin Great Muttiah Muralitharan In Rana Daggubati-Produced Tamil Biopic

Outlook Web Bureau

Heavyweights of South Indian cinema, Vijay Sethupathi and Rana Daggubati have come together to celebrate the life and times of one of the greatest ever cricketers -- Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan

27 June, 2019

Veteran Telugu Actor, Filmmaker G. Vijaya Nirmala Passes Away At 75

Outlook Web Bureau

Vijaya Nirmala started her career as a child actor. At the age of five, she made her acting debut in 1950 Tamil film, 'Machcha Rekkai', and four years later she forayed into Telugu cinema with the film 'Panduranga Mahatyam'.

09 April, 2019

Tamil Cinema Is Changing, Filmmakers Portraying Transgender Characters With Dignity

Outlook Web Bureau

In Vijay Antony's Tamil action-drama "Thimiru Pudichavan", director Ganeshaa created a transgender character played by Sindhu, a transgender actress, for his police tale.

11 February, 2019

Superstar Rajinikanth's Daughter Soundarya Marries Vishagan In Grand Ceremony

Outlook Web Bureau

This is Soundarya's second marriage. In 2010, she had married industrialist Ashwin Ramkumar and the couple even have a son named Ved.

29 November, 2018

'2.0' Review: A Dull Screenplay And A Tired Rajinikanth Pull The Movie Down

G.C. Shekhar

Shankar’s ‘2.0’ fails to excite or even showcase anything novel that its prequel “Enthiran” (Robot) had done so well eight years ago.


20 November, 2018

Tamil Actors Rajinikanth, Vijay, Suriya Donate To 'Cyclone Gaja' Relief Fund

Outlook Web Bureau

Cyclone Gaja has wreaked havoc in nearly a dozen districts of Tamil Nadu and rescue operations are underway.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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