Today In Cinema, May 30 2016

The rather lacklustre IPL season wound to a close yesterday; Virat Kohli’s dreams were dashed , but we’ll always have that Gayle storm, now won’t we.


Heard on the street : Sai Pallavi might star opposite GV Prakash in the as yet untitled film to be directed by Rajiv Menon. AR Rahman will compose the music.

Actor Kalaiarasan has signed his next. It’s produced by CV Kumar and will star Janani Iyer.

Rest In Peace : Animator Makiko Futaki passed away on May 13 from an unspecified illness.

Straight Talk : Kalki Koechlin weighed in on the feminism controversy noting while promoting her film Waiting : “I think we need to make a nice simple video defining feminism. Everyone is a feminist. If you are not a feminist you are a bad human being. Being a feminist means asking for equality. But people take it in other ways at times. Anyone, who believes men and women are equal, is a feminist. If we would have been living in a matriarchal society I would be a meninist fighting for equal rights of men.”

Releases, Releases: In other news, AR Murugadoss is a day closer to pressing Tweet and releasing the trailer of Enakku Innoru Peru Irukku, starring GV Prakash Kumar and Anandhi.

John Abraham – Varun Dhawan starrer Dishoom’s poster was released earlier today.

Also watch the trailer of Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum starring Kalidas, Prabhu, Pooja Kumar and Ashna Zaveri.

Young Turk Spotting : Former AD to Mysskin, Gautam Ramachandran is all set to ‘re-make’ Nivin Pauly as he attempts to mould the Kannada film Ulidavaru Kandanthe into Tamil and Malayalam. The young director tells us that Nivin will play a role that is”..poles apart from the sweet and goody-goody roles that he has done so far”


Time Out : Also in the spotlight, for all the wrong reasons this time, were Tanmay Bhat and Family Guy. While the former foul mouthed Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar in a Snapchat video; the latter took potshots at India in general via their latest episode drawing the ire of literally everybody.

Also, Johnny Depp’s marital woes seem to have adversely affected his latest release, Alice Through The Looking Glass; As friends and family rush to Depp’s defence, the actor is busy being a rockstar with his Hollywood Vampires bandmates.

Let them eat cake! : Director KS Ravikumar turns 58; Iyarkai fame cinematographer NK Ekambaram turns 44; Actress Jennifer Winget, funnyman Paresh Rawal and Kannada actor V Ravichandran all turn a year older today.