Thillalangadi is a 2010 Indian Tamil-language action comedy masala film directed by M. Raja that stars his brother Jayam Ravi and Tamannaah in lead roles, an extensive supporting cast including Prabhu, Vadivelu and Sanchita Shetty, among others playing pivotal roles; this is a remake of Kick Starring Ravi Teja and Ileana D'Cruz. The film features a soundtrack composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, whilst S. Thaman's original score has been reused; the film, produced by Raja's father Mohan and to be distributed by Sun Pictures, released on 23 July 2010 and it was a super hit. Thillalangadi depicts the story of Krishna, a brilliant student who has excelled in all aspects of life but loves to have a'kick' in his life and would do anything just to experience this "kick". Krishna is a happy-go-lucky youth who excels in every field but always does strange and dangerous things to obtain a certain "kick" – a thrill or excitement that he craves. One such activity is secretly double-crossing his childhood friend Dass while helping him elope.
At this point, he meets Nisha, shocked at his recklessness and writes him off as crazy. Krishna sets his sights on Nisha and woos her in a unorthodox way. After a host of comical situations involving Krishna's caring but easygoing parents, local thugs, an ever-present comic relief Jackson, Nisha accepts Krishna's love. However, she sets a condition: Krishna must stay in a well-paying job, only will she agree to marry him. Krishna soon resigns again for the same reason and tries to hide it from Nisha; when Nisha finds out, she leaves him for good. Some months Nisha's parents arrange for her to meet a prospective suitor in Malaysia. Though reluctant, she meets the suitor a tough but honest policeman, she narrates the story of her affair with Krishna, Krishna Kumar reveals that he is tracking a dangerous thief who has stolen large amounts of money from wealthy politicians. At Malaysia, her sister Ammu, Jackson run into Krishna again but learn that he has lost his memory and cannot remember his past life.
Nisha sees this as an opportunity to start their relationship again from scratch. However, it is revealed that Krishna is not suffering from amnesia. Nisha is upset but realizes that it was done due to his love for her, she has hidden her own feelings from him, they reconcile. Meanwhile, it is revealed, his motives are simple. After manipulating various people, such as Vannai Vasanthi and Karuppu, stealing from them, he is caught in the act by Krishna Kumar. Krishna is still unfazed, he dares Krishna Kumar to catch him in his final crime: stealing money from MLA Rajaraam. After many harrowing stunts, Krishna pulls it off successfully. Krishna Kumar is demoted from his job for his failure and is shocked to learn that his replacement is Krishna, who promises to "guard" Rajaraam's remaining money. Knowing what is in store for the politicians, Krishna Kumar leaves with a new respect for his foe; the Thillalangadi soundtrack is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, working together with director M. Raja for the first time.
The soundtrack album features 7 songs, two of which have been reused from the original version, composed by Thaman, as per Raja's wish. The lyrics are penned by Na. Muthukumar and Viveka; the audio was released on 2 July 2010 at the Sun TV studios and premiered on Sun Music in the evening. The background score was taken from the original, scored by Thaman, it comprises the first working together of two legendary singers K. S. Chitra and Shreya Ghoshal for the first time; this duo got a nomimation for best Playback Singing on Filmfare Awards South. After the Telugu film Kick, directed by Surender Reddy and starring Ravi Teja, Ileana D'Cruz and Shaam in lead roles, released in early May 2009, went on to become successful at the box office,'Editor' Mohan, father of M. Raja and Jayam Ravi, purchased the remake rights for the Tamil version, paying an "astronomical amount", less than one month later. While Mohan himself would produce the film, Mohan's elder son, M. Raja, was made the director, directing again his brother Jayam Ravi, who would bag the lead role in the film.
It is, the fifth "remake project" of this combo, featuring'Editor' Mohan as the producer, M. Raja as the director and Jayam Ravi as the lead actor, after Jayam, M. Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi, Something Something... Unakkum Enakkum and Santosh Subramaniam. For the lead role, played by Ravi Teja in the original version, several popular actors, including Vijay and Madhavan were considered and approached; as per reports, this film was planned to be Vijay's 51st film, however, turned out to be not true. Jayam Ravi was roped in for the role, teaming up once again with his father and brother; the lead female role played by Ileana D'Cruz, was won by Tamannaah Bhatia. The crew had planned to sign Ileana for the same role in Tamil as well and approached her, but her father is said to have refused the offer as he didn't want his daughter to play the same role again. Actress Bhanu
Tamil Nadu is one of the 29 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent and is bordered by the union territory of Puducherry and the South Indian states of Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, it is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri Mountains, the Meghamalai Hills, Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, by the Indian Ocean on the south. The state shares a maritime border with the nation of Sri Lanka. Tamil Nadu is the sixth largest by population, it has a high HDI ranking among Indian states as of 2017. The economy of Tamil Nadu is the second-largest state economy in India with ₹17.25 lakh crore in gross domestic product after Maharashtra and a per capita GDP of ₹167,000. It was ranked as one of the top seven developed states in India based on a "Multidimensional Development Index" in a 2013 report published by the Reserve Bank of India.
Its official language is Tamil, one of the longest-surviving classical languages in the world. The region was ruled by several empires, including the three great empires – Chola and Pandyan empires, which shape the region's cuisine and architecture; the British Colonial rule during the modern period led to the emergence of Chennai known as Madras, as a world-class city. Modern-day Tamil Nadu was formed in 1956 after the reorganization of states on linguistic lines; the state is home to a number of historic buildings, multi-religious pilgrimage sites, hill stations and three World Heritage sites. Archaeological evidence points to this area being one of the longest continuous habitations in the Indian peninsula. In Attirampakkam, archaeologists from the Sharma Centre for Heritage Education excavated ancient stone tools which suggests that a humanlike population existed in the Tamil Nadu region somewhere around 300,000 years before homo sapiens arrived from Africa. In Adichanallur, 24 km from Tirunelveli, archaeologists from the Archaeological Survey of India unearthed 169 clay urns containing human skulls, bones, grains of rice, charred rice and celts of the Neolithic period, 3,800 years ago.
The ASI archaeologists have proposed that the script used at that site is "very rudimentary" Tamil Brahmi. Adichanallur has been announced as an archaeological site for further excavation and studies. About 60 per cent of the total epigraphical inscriptions found by the ASI in India are from Tamil Nadu, most of these are in the Tamil language. A Neolithic stone celt with the Indus script on it was discovered at Sembian-Kandiyur near Mayiladuthurai in Tamil Nadu. According to epigraphist Iravatham Mahadevan, this was the first datable artefact bearing the Indus script to be found in Tamil Nadu. According to Mahadevan, the find was evidence of the use of the Harappan language, therefore that the "Neolithic people of the Tamil country spoke a Harappan language"; the date of the celt was estimated at between 1500 BCE and 2000 BCE. Though this finding remains contested,like the claim of historian Michel Danino who rubbishes the theory of the latter’s southward migration in a paper he presented at the International Symposium on Indus Civilisation and Tamil Language in 2007.
He wrote: ‘There is no archaeological evidence of a southward migration through the Deccan after the end of the urban phase of the Indus- Sarasvati civilization… The only actual evidence of movements at that period is of Late Harappans migrating towards the Ganges plains and towards Gujarat... Migration apart, there is a complete absence of Harappan artefacts and features south of the Vindhyas: no Harappan designs on pottery, no Harappan seals and ornaments, no trace of Harappan urbanism… Cultural continuity from Harappan to historical times has been documented in North India, but not in the South… This means, in effect, that the south-bound Late Harappans would have reverted from an advanced urban bronze-age culture to a Neolithic one! Their migration to South would thus constitute a double “archaeological miracle”: apart from being undetectable on the ground, it implies that the migrants experienced a total break with all their traditions; such a phenomenon is unheard of.’ The early history of the people and rulers of Tamil Nadu is a topic in Tamil literary sources known as Sangam literature.
Numismatic and literary sources corroborate that the Sangam period lasted for about eight centuries, from 500 BC to AD 300. The recent excavations in Alagankulam archaeological site suggests that Alagankulam is one of the important trade centre or port city in Sangam Era; the Bhakti movement originated in Tamil speaking region of South India and spread northwards through India. The Bhakti Movement was a rapid growth of bhakti beginning in this region with the Saiva Nayanars and the Vaisnava Alvars who spread bhakti poetry and devotion; the Alwars and Nayanmars were instrumental in propagating the Bhakti tradition. During the 4th to 8th centuries, Tamil Nadu saw the rise of the Pallava dynasty under Mahendravarman I and his son Mamalla Narasimhavarman I; the Pallavas ruled parts of South India with Kanchipuram as their capital. Tamil architecture reached its peak during Pallava rule. Narasimhavarman II built the Shore Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Much the Pallavas were replaced by the Chola dynasty as the dominant kingdom in the 9th century and they in turn were replaced by the Pandyan Dynasty in the 13th century.
The Pandyan capital Madurai was in the deep s
Singam is a 2010 Indian Tamil action masala film directed by Hari, starring Suriya and Anushka Shetty in the lead and is the first installment in the Singam film series. The film, produced by K. E. Gnanavel Raja in association with Reliance Big Pictures, distributed by Sun Pictures, was released on 28 May 2010. Upon release, the film was dubbed into Telugu and released as Yamudu in the same year and into Hindi as The Fighterman Singam by Goldmines Telefilms in 2012; the film's success led to remakes in Kannada as Kempe Gowda, in Hindi as Singham, in Bengali as Shotru. The sequel, Singam II, which released in July 2013, was a commercial success as well; the third in the series, Si3 was released on 9 February 2017. It was 25th film of Suriya; this film became a career milestone for Suriya. Durai Singam is an honest sub-inspector of Nallur, a small village in Thoothukudi district in southern Tamil Nadu, assisted by his bumbling colleague Yettu Erimalai, he belongs to Nallur with his father Soundarapandi, having a respectable status in the village.
His family business is provision stores and Singam wants to join it, but he joined police due to Soundarapandi's wishes. He resolves most of the problems in his village with mutual counselling, he uses force only when the situation demands it, thereby gaining much reputation and love from the villagers. Mahalingam, an industrialist in Chennai and friend of Soundarapandi, comes to the village with his daughters Kavya and Divya. Singam thinks Kavya as a thief when she is about to prank her cousin by wearing a tiger costume; as Singam is roaming around the village, he accidentally slaps her. As Kavya is about to take revenge on Singam, he apologizes to her. Kavya got moved by this and fell in love with him. After some hilarious incidents, Kavya proposes to Singam. Taken aback, Singam soon reciprocated Kavya's love. Chennai-based Mayil Vaaganam, a big-time extortionist with shady mafia dealings who blackmails people by complaining to the Income Tax Department, is required to travel to Nallur to sign a conditional bail.
He instead, sends one of his allies to do the formalities, much to the anger and rage of Singam, who demands that Mayil sign the bail in person. Humiliated, Mayil reaches Nallur but is unable to take any revenge on Singam, fearing the immense love and devotion of the entire village towards Singam. Using his political contacts, he gets Singam transferred to Chennai to teach him a lesson. Singam, unaware of Mayil's hand behind his transfer, joins Thiruvanmiyur police station, his coworker Sub-Inspector Ravi hates Mayil for his crimes but is unable to take any action because of Mayil's political powers. The ACP Rajendran, Singam's senior, is on Mayil's payroll and takes care in concealing and eliminating the evidence of Mayil's crimes from the eyes of the law; the Police Commissioner does not help Singam as there is no evidence against Mayil, Rajendran warns Singam to stay away from Mayil's case. Unable to take on Mayil in his stronghold, Singam wants to return to his village but is stopped by Kavya, who encourages him to fight against evil and not run like a coward.
Being mentally tortured by Mayil, Singam arrests Mayil's brother Vaikuntam in a fake case of illegally smuggling alcohol. He thwarts off Rajendran in full view of the public when Rajendran, bounded by his duties to Mayil, tries to protect the henchmen. Meanwhile, Mayil kidnaps Divya for ransom. Singam rescues her with unexpected help from Home Minister Ramanathan. Singam traces the origins of the kidnapping racket to Mayil and gets promoted to Assistant Commissioner of the specially-formed Anti-Kidnapping Task Force. Mahalingam, hostile to Singam following an altercation with Soundarapandi back at Nallur, softens up and agrees to give him Kavya's hand in marriage; the entire police force, including the Police Commissioner and Rajendran, are now on Singam's side. They decide to help him fight Mayil, they manage to kill Mayil's henchmen in an encounter at a hospital and begin to target everyone and everything related to Mayil. In retribution, Mayil starts targeting everyone close to Singam, including Kavya, whom he shoots but is saved by Singam, Ravi, hacked to death by Mayil's henchmen.
To escape the arrest warrant issued out to him, Mayil kidnaps Ramanathan's daughter of Karnataka. He falsely tells Singam that he is going to Pondicherry with her, when he is going to Nellore in Andhra Pradesh to put the police off the track. However, Singam manages to pursue them till Gudur near Nellore, where he rescues Ramanathan's daughter and kills Mayil in an encounter. After that, he resigns his job publicly in a felicitation function organised for him. During the credits, Singam is seen with Kavya heading back to Nallur, he is stopped by Ramanathan, who offers an undercover mission, to which he willingly agrees. After Suriya had finished K. S. Ravikumar's Aadhavan, discussions regarding his subsequent project, notably his 25th film, were held. Reports emerged that it was going to be directed by Prabhu Deva. At the launch of his film Seval in May 2009, director Hari announced that he would direct Suriya's 25th film titled Singam and that he had finished penning the script. Becoming Suriya's third film with Hari following Aaru and Vel, it was announced that the project would release in July 2010.
Suriya's cousin, K. E. Gnanavel Raja was announced as the producer. Though initial reports suggested that Yuvan Shankar Raja would score the music, Devi Sri Prasad was chosen as the music director, thus becoming his third venture with Sur
Naanayam is a 2010 Indian Tamil heist thriller film written and directed by Shakti Soundar Rajan in his directorial debut. Produced by S. P. B. Charan's Capital Film Works, the film stars Prasanna as the protagonist, Sibiraj as the antagonist, Ramya Raj, who has appeared in the films Sandai and Thee, debutante Yasmin, singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam; the film, which has songs by Subramaniapuram fame composer James Vasanthan and score by Thaman was released on 14 January 2010. The plot opens with the introduction of Ravi, an electronics engineer who introduces himself as a youthful guy who aspires to become a businessman, he meets Viswanath, the CEO of Trust Bank in a golf course, when he fights to grab a bag belonging to Viswanath from a stranger. Ravi chases the stranger, he gets a glimpse of his face. Viswanath thanks Ravi, offers him a job in his bank, assures to provide a loan of Rs. 2 crores to start his own business. The bank promotes its new branch as the'world's safest bank' with the security locker designed by Ravi.
Ravi works in Trust Bank for five years, his loan approval gets rejected so many times despite Viswanath's attempts to get it approved. Ravi meets Nandhini, a divorced news reporter in a golf club, they become friends. Love blossoms between them, Ravi, once during his date with Nandhini, is attacked by Nandhini's ex-husband Raghu, he goes home. At home, Ravi meets Fareed, who tells that Ravi killed Raghu and there are evidences to prove. Fareed kidnaps Nandhini. Ravi is confident that he did not kill him, but he has to obey the words of helping them rob the bank to save himself and Nandhini. Fareed was fired by Viswanth for fund mismanagement. Fareed wants to take revenge on Viswanath by robbing Trust Bank, which will negatively impact its trustworthiness, he wants Ravi to help him. Ravi and Fareed plan to rob the bank which has infrared a four-leveled lock system vault. Meanwhile, Ravi records the conversations going on between them and hands it over to his assistant Devaki. Ravi demands Rs. 2 Crore, the photographic evidences of the murder from the robbers before the theft.
Fareed gives it but takes it back, he gives Ravi a bag similar to it. Ravi discloses all the security systems to enter the vault, Fareed and his men enter the vault. Ravi did not inform them about a secret exit in the vault, he makes a plan to get Fareed and his men trapped. Ravi escapes through the secret exit, locks others inside the vault, rushes to meet Viswanath, where he sees Nandhini with him. Ravi gets to know the truth; the robbery is a plan of Viswanath, who did it in order to grab the bag which has evidences of his illegal affair with Nandhini, named Eswari. The stranger blackmails Viswanath for money; the stranger safely places the evidence in Trust Bank's locker. To steal the evidence, Viswanath planned a robbery with Eswari's brother; the man who Ravi was told to be killed by him was a new employee in Fareed's gang. Viswanath kills himself. Fareed and Eswari are arrested, all his gang members die inside the vault due to lack of oxygen. Ravi destroys all the evidence of the illegal affair of Viswanath and finds Rs. 2 Crore in the back of his car, demanded by him from Fareed, which he opt for to start his new business.
Prasanna as Ravi Sibiraj as Fareed S. P. Balasubrahmanyam as Viswanath Ramya Raj as Eswari/Nandhini Yasmin as Devaki Jasper as Henchman In November 2008, the film began its pre-production with Prasanna being signed on to play the lead role, whilst before the end of the year and Ramya Raj signed on to be a part of Charan's project; the film progressed through 2008 under the working title of Kavasam, with the subject being described as a "crime thriller". The music for the film released in November 2009, whilst the film released the following January coinciding with the Tamil festival of Thai Pongal. Film score was composed by Thaman of Mundhinam Paartheney fame; the songs were composed by James Vasanthan of Subramaniapuram and Pasanga fame, who for the first time scores music for a thriller film. Actor Silambarasan and music composer Devi Sri Prasad sung together for one song, apart from the likes of S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra and Sunitha Sarathy; the film opened in most centres across Tamil Nadu to a mixed opening.
The film which grossed Rs. 7,99,274 in the opening weekend in Chennai Upon release, the film received mixed reviews. In reference to the performances, Rediff claimed that Prasanna is "sweet, savvy and desperate as the situation demands" and that his diction "too is superb", it went on to claim that Sibiraj who makes more of an impact despite, that "he apes his esteemed father especially in tone of voice and modulation" but "he seems to have had a blast doing it". Ramya Raj has "more than one role to play, does justice to it" whilst SPB plays his role with "élan". In reference to the script Behindwoods criticized it by labelling that "the script employs countless twists and turns, although only a few of them work – before which the damage of ruining it is done", whilst mentioning that "Naanayam feels like it is inspired from a vaguely familiar Hollywood movie." Naanayam on IMDb
Zee Music Company
Zee Music Company is an Indian music company, a subsidiary of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. It carries its business activities from New Delhi; the company has captured a major chunk of market share in Bollywood Music in a short span of time. During the launch of the company in 2014, Punit Goenka, CEO and Managing Director of Zee Entertainment Enterprises, the parent company of Zee Music Company said- " the music industry is a large playing field and there is scope to explore the opportunity in this market. Technology has emerged as a key transformer of the music industry and digital revenues are driving growth in the market. Since we are a content company, it is essential to own intellectual property as content is the king."Since it has entered stiff competition against T-Series. The journey began with Hawaa Hawaai and since it has extended itself to various reprise and acoustic cover versions of its own songs; some of its most successful music rights deals include those with Fox Star Studios, UTV Software Communications, Balaji Motion Pictures, Excel Entertainment, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions.
HindiSome of the company's most popular Bollywood albums include: Maine Pyar Kiya ChaalBaaz Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Pardes Taal Hum Saath Saath Hain Kaala Samrajya Gadar: Ek Prem Katha Yuvvraaj Love Aaj Kal Hawaa Hawaai Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty Humshakals Mary Kom Bang Bang! Sonali Cable The Shaukeens Manjunath Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai Chal Bhaag Amit Sahni Ki List Trip to Bhangarh Meinu Ek Ladki Chaahiye Desi Kattey Mumbai 125 KM Tamanchey Spark Super Nani Rang Rasiya Titoo MBA Zed Plus Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Badlapur Boys Main Aur Mr. Riight Life Mein Twist Hai Ugly Gabbar Is Back Piku Bombay Velvet ABCD 2 Baahubali: The Beginning Drishyam Wedding Pullav Katti Batti Singh is Bling Jazbaa Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Shaandaar Mumbai Can Dance Saala Take It Easy Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene Jai Jawan Jai Kisan Monsoon Dirty Politics Badmashiyaan Luv... Phir Kabhie Hunterrr Great Grand Masti Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 Ghayal Once Again Fitoor Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive Udta Punjab A Flying Jatt Santa Banta Pvt Ltd Rustom Baar Baar Dekho Rock On 2 Dangal Raees Trapped Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Half Girlfriend Behen Hogi Teri Bareilly Ki Barfi Secret Superstar Rukh Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana Qarib Qarib Singlle Firangi Fukrey Returns 1921 Kaalakaandi Nirdosh Pad Man Aiyaary Pari: Not a Fairytale 3 Storeys October Raazi High Jack Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran Bioscopewala Veere Di Wedding Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle Dhadak Mulk Brij Mohan Amar Rahe!
Gold Paltan Laila Majnu Manto Pataakha Andhadhun Kaashi in Search of Ganga Jack and Dil Mohalla Assi Hotel Milan Bhaiaji Superhit Kedarnath PK Lele A Salesman Uri: The Surgical Strike Battalion 609 Bombairiya Thackeray Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi Gully Boy Hum Chaar Sonchiriya Badla Milan Talkies Kesari Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota Gone Kesh The Tashkent Files Kalank Student of the Year 2 Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare The Sky Is Pink Don 3 Takht Panga Chhapaak BengaliSome of the Bangla cinema albums include: Chaamp Dekh Kemon Lage Cockpit Maacher Jhol Shrestha Bangali Samantaral Mayurakshi Sonar Pahar Kaya Rainbow Jelly OdiaSome of the Odia cinema albums include: Bobal Toka Chirkut Premare Rakichhi sahe ru sahe Nimki Jibanara chalapathe Pyara Alaga Prakara Premi Diwana 4 Idiots Shakti Tu Mo Hero TeluguSome of the Tollywood albums include: Bruce Lee - The Fighter Thanu Nenu Soukhyam Brahmotsavam Aaradugula Bullet Goutham Nanda Spyder Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava TamilSome of the Kollywood albums include: Yatchan Shivalinga Nibunan Spyder KannadaSome of the Kannada cinema albums include: Haage Summane Vismaya Hebbuli Raghuveera Manasu Malligey Kempirve Mari Tiger Anveshi Days of Borapora Ramana Avatara PunjabiSome of the Punjabi cinema albums include: Aa Gaye Munde U.
K. De Super Singh Hard Kaur Kala Shah Kala ´´Band Vaaje´´ Desi Rockstar 3 MalayalamSome of the Malayalam cinema albums include: Diwanjimoola Grand Prix MarathiSome of the Marathi cinema albums include: Natee Rakhandaar Punha Gondhal Punha Mujara Aashiyana Miss Match Premasathi Coming Suun Avatarachi Goshta Sairat Faster Fene Urdu Some of the Pakistan cinema albums include: Load Wedding
Raavanan is a 2010 Indian Tamil epic adventure film co written, co produced, directed by Mani Ratnam. The film features Vikram, Aishwarya Rai and Prithviraj in the lead roles, with a supporting cast led by Karthik and Priyamani; the film was made in Hindi as Raavan, with a different cast. Furthermore, the film was dubbed and released in Telugu as Villain, with all three versions releasing on 18 June 2010; the movie became success the box office, it acquired a Cult status of Tamil cinema. The film follows the crux of the epic Ramayana, with a ruthless police officer on the chase to find a tribal leader and lawbreaker, who has kidnapped his wife. Veeraiya, the kidnapper and his motive for the kidnap has been led on by the death of his sister, as a result of police custodial torture and brutal rape; the film explores the search by the officer, whilst exploring the changing emotions that the three protagonists experience with each other, leading to a riveting climax, situated in the jungle. This film is based on Stockholm syndrome.
Raavanan was announced in February 2008, amidst much hype of the celebrated director, Mani Ratnam's return to Tamil films, whilst Vikram's and Aishwarya Rai's selection in the lead roles, creating more anticipation. Shooting began soon after, took place in various locations with a record number of extras in areas including Chalakudy and Ooty, Tamil Nadu amongst other regions throughout India; the film received mixed to positive reviews, performed above average at the box office. The film opens with shots showing Veeraiya jumping off a cliff into water, his gang is busy distracting the police. Police vehicles are set ablaze and women seduce policemen into a trap whereby Veera's henchmen attack; the police are ruthlessly murdered. Raagini, whilst on a boating trip, is kidnapped by Veera. Dev Prakash, her husband and a senior police officer, is informed of the incident. A brief montage of sorts showcases the story of Veeraiya, he is seen as a local hero, who runs a parallel govt in rural areas near Tirunelveli, with his brothers – Singarasu and Sakkarai.
Though considered a terrorist by the local police, Veeraiyya is respected by the villagers. He kidnaps Raagini hoping to avenge the death of his sister Vennila, he brings her to the edge of a cliff to shoot her to death. She refuses to die at his hands and jumps off the cliff into the water far below, hoping to kill herself, but fails to do so; this causes Veera to hold off the murder. Dev and his team enter the forests with the aid of a local forest guard. Despite searching deep in the forests, Dev is unable to hunt down Veera. Meanwhile, Raagini develops sentiments for Veera. Dev had led an encounter against Veera during Vennila's wedding. Dev's shot grazes Veera in the neck. Veera, fighting for his life, is unable to protect his sister, he is led out of the fiasco by his gang; the police pressurise Vennila into revealing Veera's hideout. When she refuses, she is subjected to sexual assault. Veera returns home to find Vennila traumatised; the next day, she commits suicide by drowning in a nearby well.
Unhappy with the way his brother is leading a war causing distress to his gang, Sakkarai offers a truce to Dev. Dev seems to agree but, when Sakkarai comes out in the open, Dev shoots him to death – revealing that he considers the destruction of Veera as more important than saving his wife. Veera and Singarasu attack Dev's camp. A final confrontation between Veera and Dev takes place on a rickety bridge – where Veera triumphs over Dev – when he decides not to let Dev die, he tells Dev. Dev finds Raagini bound and tied up -- with Veera leaving her. Dev is not happy and, while returning to their hometown in Tiruchirappalli, he accuses Raagini of infidelity and informs her that it was Veera who told him so. Furious, Raagini leaves Dev to meet Veera through Singarasu, she asks him why he had accused her. Veera tells her he said that he had protected Raagini safely for nothing else, he realises that Dev lied, hoping Raagini would lead him to his hideout. Dev confront the duo. Raagini tries to save Veera, but he pushes her out of the line of fire, is shot multiple times.
Veera falls to his death with a smile. During the making of his 2007 biopic Guru starring Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, Mani Ratnam had finalised a script for his next directorial venture titled Lajjo. Based on a short story by Ismat Chughtai, it was a musical period film set in the desert and was to star Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead. Though the film was slated to go on floors after the release of the former, there were reports of a fall-out between Ratnam and Khan due to creative differences. While cinematographer P. C. Sreeram denied the reports, the film's would-be lyricist Gulzar said there were problems with acquiring the copyright of the story, composer A. R. Rahman confirmed to having completed 80% of the film score. Yet, the project was put on the back burner for reasons unknown. Following the critical and commercial success of Guru, Ratnam announced his next film in February 2008. A modern-day retelling of the mythological epic Ramayana, the film again features the real life couple in the lead.
The film was planned to be made only in Hindi and the idea for the Tamil version came later. In January 2009, wh
Kulir 100° is a Tamil film released in 2009 and directed by Anita Udeep. The film stars Sanjeev and Riya Bamniyal in the lead roles while Thalaivasal Vijay, Adithya Menon, Karthik Sabesh, Rohit Rathod play supporting roles; the music was composed by first-timer Bobo Shashi, editing was done by B. Lenin; the film released on 5 June 2009. Surya is studies at the Chengalpet Matriculation School, his mother, separated from her husband, wants him to grow up as a model citizen. He has more of his father's genes and gets expelled for beating up a teacher. Surya, attached to his mother, gives a promise that he will not take the path to violence again, is admitted to Lake View School in Ooty, described by its principal as the "best school in south Asia". Surya is looked down by his snooty seniors led by his gang; the only person who stands with him is Babloo, the principal's daughter Tanya, who has a soft corner for him. Under extreme provocation, Surya keeps his cool. However, he breaks down after Babloo goes on a revenge spree.
The film ends on a tragic note. Sanjeev as Surya Riya Bamniyal as Tanya Thalaivasal Vijay as Principal Adithya Menon as Surya's father Karthik Sabesh as Babloo Rohit Rathod as Rohit Kulir 100 is the first film directed by Anita Udeep. According to her, the title "indicates it's both cold and hot which means that opposites attract, the basic framework of the film." The film was made on a budget of ₹30 million. Shooting for the film took place in Switzerland, Manali and Ooty Behindwoods said, " The title could be reminiscent of all things pleasant in this inexorably hot weather, but watching debutant director Anita Udeep's Kulir doesn't have the same effect. Anita, after having set out to deliver a message-movie, has lagged behind soon enough and ended up doing just the opposite" and concluded "Experience the cold!", while rating the film 0.5 out of 5 stars. Sify said, "The film lacks the magic one associate with boarding school brat pack movie. Let us hope Anita Udeep, learns from her mistakes and finds a better script in her next outing."
Pavithra Srinivasan of Rediff said, "Kulir 100 Degrees tries hard to simulate the lives of youngsters, but it seems to flit to the next scene before any scenario can be explored, leaving you with a sense of dissatisfaction. In the end, the result is rather half-baked; the cool visuals and neat songs are the only compensation." And rated the film 2 out of 5 stars. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Bobo Shashi; the soundtrack album has seven tracks, with lyrics written by Pa. Vijay, V. Ilango, the girl band Purple Patch, Boomerang X and the duo Thug Laws and Shivam; the album was released at Sathyam Cinemas on 13 November 2008 by the director Gautham Menon. The soundtrack won critical acclaim, with one critic noting "it’s a definite must-try for its target group". Kulir 100° Listen to Songs