Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"Endhiran" mania....

Two thousand prints, around 10,000 shows, international technicians and makeup artists, award winning sound engineering and music - as the extravagant 200-crore saga unfolds this weekend - it will also shatter the myths of ‘small market, small budget’. The notions of ‘Tamil cinema being a small market and hence there are restrictions with regard to budget’ will be flushed down the drain as Endhiran releases to a whopping number of 600 screens in Chennai city alone.The built-up thrill reaches its pinnacle with the ticket booking closing within minutes of opening all over the world. The biggest release of this year has broken all box-office booking records even before it release. Not only in India but it is also reported that the advance ticket booking has been phenomenal all over the world. For instance, at Jacksons Heights, New York, the tickets for the first week were sold out within 10 minutes.

This ambitious project, taken over by SUN TV, was abandoned by Ayngaran International and Eros during the economic recession that rocked the global financial markets. It underwent numerous title changes including Iyanthiran and Iyanthira. When, in September 2008, the official title Enthiran was finalized, Ayngaran / Eros cited financial pressures and decided to walk out on the movie. However, SUN provided wings to Shankar’s sci-fi dreams after Ayngaran sold the project in late 2008.With a working budget of Rs. 150 Crores, Shankar has made sure that he had the best of both worlds working for Endhiran starting with Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai. Enthiran is loosely based on Sujatha’s novel ‘En Iniya Iyanthira’. Sujatha’s passing away would definitely have been a setback in the proceedings but Shankar has also roped in Vairamuthu’s son Karky Vairamuthu. Endhiran also boasts of double Oscar and Grammy winner Rahman’s music, Rathnavelu’s cinematography, Resul Pookutty’s sound engineering, world class computer graphics and makeup artists.The audio rights alone were sold for a few crores to Think Music and Enthiran became the first Tamil movie to have its songs featured in the i-Tunes top 10 list.Thanks to the strategies of the think-tank at SUN pictures, Enthiran has already started minting money for the production banner. There has been a few events (audio release, trailer release and trailer screening) that were telecast in SUN TV earning the producers advertisement revenue. The movie’s first week tickets have been sold out ensuring sure-shot returns for the theatre owners and distributors in the first week itself. This is only the case in Tamil Nadu and the other states (Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and the North Indian states where the Hindi version is being released) are expected to bring in as much revenue.As if the never- seen-before publicity is not enough, there is news that Shankar has plans to fly down Chitti (the Robot of Enthiran) to India for promotional activities. The rent will run into crores but that isn’t making the producers flinch. Chitti, which is in the Stan Winston Studio in California, will be brought to India and Shankar has confirmed the news himself.So Enthiran is essentially a Diwali before Diwali. It’s all over the place. Pardon the cliché: love it or hate it, but it’s just impossible to ignore it. Enthiran has too many ‘firsts’ up it sleeves: for starters, it’s the most expensive Asian film ever made and the first Indian movie to take the largest worldwide opening.Notwithstanding all this, do you even need reasons to watch a Rajini film, since the last you saw him lit up the screens was way back in 2007? .

About Endhiran : Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan had said that he is eager to watch Endhiran. The actor pointed out that he grew up watching Rajinikanth-starrers mainly because of the actor’s style. Aamir added that is keen to take a peek on Endhiran to know what style Rajini had done for the Robot role.
For the first time, Rajini has paired up with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Endhiran and this has also caused a lot of expectations. The film’s music has been scored by Oscar winner AR Rahman.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"வெனிஸ் திரைப்பட விழாவில் மணிரத்னத்திற்கு விருது"

ராவணன் படத்தினை இயக்கியதற்காக டைரக்டர் மணிரத்னத்திற்கு வெனிஸ் திரைப்பட விழாவில் சிறந்த இயக்குனர் விரு வழங்கப்பட்டது. மணிரத்னம் இயக்கத்தில் ராவணன் படம் தமிழ், இந்தி, தெலுங்கில் வெளியானது. இப்படத்தின் இந்திப்பதிப்பிற்கு ராவண் என்று பெயரிட்டிருந்தார் டைரக்டர் மணிரத்னம். ராவண் படம் வெனிஸ் பட விழாவில் திரையிடப்பட்டது. அந்த விழாவில் ராவண் படத்தில் இயக்கியமைக்காக டைரக்டர் மணிரத்னத்திற்கு சிறந்த இயக்குனருக்கான குளோரி விருது வழங்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. இவ்விழாவில் மணிரத்னம் அவரது மனைவி சுஹாசினி, நடிகர் விக்ரம் ஆகியோர் கலந்து கொண்டனர். விருது பெற்ற மகிழ்ச்சியை ரசிகர்களிடம் வெளிப்படுத்திய மணிரத்னம், இந்த விருது இந்திய சினிமாவுக்கான அங்கீகாரம், என்று பெருமையுடன் தெரிவித்தார்.

Friday, September 3, 2010

விசுவநாதன் ஆனந்த்!!!

Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand,born 11 December 1969 is an Indian chess Grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion. He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002, at a time when the world title was split.He became the undisputed World Champion in 2007 and defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008. With this win, he became the first player in chess history to have won the World Championship in three different formats: Knockout, Tournament, and Match. He then successfully defended his title in the World Chess Championship 2010 against Veselin Topalov. As the reigning champion, he will face the winner of the Candidates Tournament for the World Chess Championship 2012.
Anand is one of five players in history to break the 2800 mark on the FIDE rating list, and in April 2007 at the age of 37, he became the world number-one for the first time. He was at the top of the world rankings five out of six times, from April 2007 to July 2008, holding the number-one ranking for a total of 15 months. In October 2008, he dropped out of the world top three ranking for the first time since July 1996.
In 2007, he was awarded India's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, making him the first sportsperson to receive the award in Indian history. He was also the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991–92, India's highest sporting honor.

But now in 2010 the Union Government had raised the doubt of his nationality. In fact, he was the first reipient of India's highest sporting honour. In the 2010 ICM, the mgmt decided to conferr Honorary Doctorate to Vishwanath Anand and Prof David Hummord. For this, HRM raised doubt on his nationality issues. This shocked most ofthe Indians. When he plays, he has the National Flag of India. Then how come to prove the nationlaity? (better govt may come up with the procedures for showing us How Indians should be...). It is a shameful event for us.... Even after this much stupid incidents, none of the politicians (including TN politicians) shouted for this.. (Some spoken in LS thats it....)

Anand has received many national and international awards.
Arjuna award for Outstanding Indian Sportsman in Chess in 1985
Padma Shri, National Citizens Award and Soviet Land Nehru Award in 1987
The inaugural Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, India's highest sporting honour in the year 1991–1992.
British Chess Federation 'Book of the Year' Award in 1998 for his book My Best Games of Chess Padma Bhushan in 2000
Jameo de Oro the highest honour given by the Government of Lanzarote in Spain on 25 April 2001. The award is given to illustrious personalities with extraordinary achievements.
Chess Oscar (1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009)
Sportstar Millennium Award in 1998, from India's premier Sports magazine for being the sportperson of the millennium
Padma Vibhushan in 2007