November Story Review: Tamannaah Bhatia’s Whydunnit is Largely Lifeless 

November Story, which is one of the first south Indian crime web series, makes a decent effort to find a balance between the mechanics of small-screen and big-screen cinema, but it ends up as a lacklustre affair devoid of a memorable image or a character.Three medical students, who have the police hot on their heels for a case of rape and murder of a classmate, travel to another city not to escape from the cops but to save a young woman from her predator parent.

Tamannaah Bhatia Forays Into The Digital Medium With ‘The November’s Story’; First Schedule Wrapped Up

With OTT platforms emerging as the easiest and most sustainable means to reach global audiences, several actors from various industries have entered the medium in recent times. Though we’re yet to witness the entry of top South Indian male actors, female veterans like Meena and Ramya Krishnan to current leading actresses Samantha and Hansika have ventured into the medium apart from feature films. The latest to join is Tamannaah Bhatia with the Tamil series The November’s Story.

Rajamouli Says Tamannah-Prabhas Scene Isn’t Sexist

In response to critics who have argued that a scene in Baahubali featuring Prabhas and Tamannah is sexist, director SS Rajamouli said in a TOI interview, that falling in love didn’t make a female character weak. The controversial scene shows Prabhas nearly disrobing Avanthika (Tamannaah) to bring out her feminine side. The criticism comes in the wake of lavish praise from several quarters for the record-breaking film.
In the interview, SS Rajamouli says, “Generally people look at female characters and think if she is against love, she is a strong character, but if she falls in love, she is weak. I don’t think so. In fact, if you find a soulmate, falling in love makes you stronger. I think her character is even stronger once she finds her soulmate.” On similar lines, Baahubali’s story writer Vijayendra Prasad says that the scene only intended to show the feminine side of a woman who is warrior-like.

First Priority Is South Cinema: Tamannah

Actress Tamannah Bhatia, who plays princess Avantika in S.S Rajamouli’s epic project, Baahubali: The Beginning, has said that at the moment her priority is down south and not Bollywood. Despite several unsuccessful attempts to get noticed in Bollywood, she said she’s not disappointed with her career, and is happy with what she has been offered in southern cinema. Talking about her experience of working in Baahubali, Tamannah thanked Rajamouli for giving her the opportunity, and said that she was honoured to be a part of the cast. Besides Baahubali, Tamannah will also feature in a Telugu-Tamil yet-untitled bilingual film with filmmaker Vamsi Paidapally, and Arya-starrer Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga.

Fighting Prabhas Was Nearly Impossible: Tamannah

Actress Tamannah Bhatia, who plays a princess in Rajamouli’s magnum-opus Baahubali, admitted in a recent event that performing in an action sequence with co-star Prabhas was extremely challenging.The action sequence, in which she and Prabhas do a sword fight, was the toughest part of the entire shooting, she said.  She added that it was Prabhas who taught her how to wield a sword.

Baahubali 2 Sold For Rs 325 Crore

SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus, Baahubali has set the cash registers ringing, and continues to run to packed houses. According to a source, following the success of the first part in the franchise, Baahubali: The Conclusion is apparently sold to a studio for Rs 325 crore. “A Bombay-based studio has acquired the worldwide release of the second part of Baahubali for Rs 325 crore. The makers are yet to announce it officially as the paper work is still pending,” the source told Silverscreen. As of Tuesday, Baahubali has grossed Rs 215 crore worldwide. It’s turning out to be the biggest grossing south Indian film. Starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannah Bhatia, the movie will soon have an international release.

Arya’s Next is Vasuvum Sivavum…

Arya’s next with Rajesh has been titled Vasuvum Sivavum Onna Padichittanga. The film is produced by Arya under his home banner – The Show People – and has Tamannah Bhatia as the love interest. Santhanam has been roped in as Arya’s sidekick. Rajesh has a penchant for choosing long and catchy titles for his films and this movie is no different.

Arya and Director Rajesh Begin New Movie

Director Rajesh’s next film with Arya is all set to begin this week. According to the publicist, the film will have a 12-day long schedule in the city till December 3. Arya and Tamannah Bhatia play the lead while Santhanam stars as Arya’s sidekick. D Imman is composing music, and Nirav Shah would handle the cinematography. Arya produces the movie under his home banner, The Show People.

The Trailer Of ‘Iruttu’ Starring Sundar C As A Cop Is Filled With Darkness; Features Nuns and Islamic Chants

Actor-director Sundar C, who was last seen in the 2016 Tamil comedy film Muthina Kathirikai as a politician, makes his comeback as a cop in the horror-thriller Iruttu directed by Yemaali fame VZ Durai. The film also features Sakshi Chaudhary, Sai Dhanshika, VTV Ganesh, Yogi Babu and Vimala Raman in significant roles. Produced by Screen Scene Entertainment Pvt Ltd, the movie is set to release in October 2019. While the teaser of Iruttu released a few months back, the trailer dropped only recently.

Baahubali Fails To Create An Impact In China

Despite great publicity and media buzz, Baahubali, one of the most successful Indian films, failed to create an impact in China, where it released on the 22 July on about 6,000 screens in the country. Directed by SS Rajamouli, the film was distributed in by E Stars, the company which had released Aamir Khan starrer PK in China back in mid-2015.

5 Best Coming of Age Films

Boys garnered negative reviews because many found its content ‘vulgar’; a film one couldn’t watch with family members.  Shankar never made a similar, bold film again.  Next year, Cheran arrived with Autograph, a coming-of-age movie tailor-made for a ‘family’ audience.Unlike Hindi/Bengali/Marathi films like Hunterr, Gandu and Killa, which dealt with the darkness and gravity of themes like sexual awakening, drug abuse, and casteism, coming-of-age films in south India have mostly been about nostalgia, innocent romance, heart-breaks, good-old childhood friends, and the parent-son relationship.