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‘Bhaagamathie’ will wholly be an Anushka movie

CinemaA historical horror thriller, the film is touted to be released worldwide on Republic Day.Digital NativeAnushka Shetty played the female lead in Baahubali, which had Prabhas playing the title role. Though she had little screen space in Baahubali: The Beginning, her screen presence was much more in the sequel Baahubali: The Conclusion. However, it was Prabhas who stole the show playing the title role in both the films. Post Baahubali, which was a phenomenal success, there have been huge expectations for Bhaagamathie, which has Anushka Shetty in the lead role. The film is touted to hit the silver screens on Republic Day this year and promos are happening in full swing. The audio launch function of Bhaagamathie happened recently and it was well-attended by leading actors such as Suriya, Ramya Krishnan, Anushka Shetty herself, etc. Speaking at the event, its music composer S Thaman had said that while Baahubali was for Prabhas, Bhaagamathie will be for Anushka, indicating that it is a complete heroine-centric film with the lady having a meaty role to play. Thaman also added that the background score would be the highlight of the film just as it was for Arundhathi, which was instrumental in catapulting Anushka to star status. Talking at the audio launch, Anushka said, “I listened to the script of Bhaagamathie in 2012, almost five years back. Since I was busy shooting Baahubali and Rudhramadevi, I couldn’t allocate dates for this film immediately. Later, I had to begin shooting for Rajinikanth’s Lingaa and Size Zero. But the production house Uv Creations waited till 2016 to start shooting since they trusted me with the character.” Directed by G Ashok, the film’s Telugu version has been bankrolled by Vamsi Krishna Reddy and Pramod, and the Tamil version by Studio Green’s Ke Gnanavel Raja. The star cast of the film also includes Jayaram, Unni Mukundan, Asha Sarath, Aadhi Pinisetty, Vidyullekha Raman, S Thaman and Thalaivasal Vijay. R Madhie has cranked the camera for this venture with Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao editing it. Bhaagamathie is touted to be a historical horror thriller, in which Anushka will be seen as Bhaagamathie and Chanchala Ias. The Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu versions of the film will hit the silver screens on January 26 worldwide.
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Best rated Bollywood films of Actresses: Based on IMDb ratings

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This article is the 3rd in the series of ranking actors, actresses and directors based on IMDb ratings. Check out the Top 22 list of actresses who have featured in the best rated movies on IMDb.

22. Bipasha Basu

Alone – 3.6 Creature – 3.1 Humshakals – 1.9 Aatma – 3.6 Race 2 – 5.3 Average per film – 3.5

21. Priyanka Chopra

Dil Dhadakne Do – 6.9 Mary Kom – 6.7 Gunday – 1.9 Krrish 3 – 5.5 Zanjeer – 3.2 Average per film – 4.84

20. Jacqueline Fernandez

Roy – 3.1 Kick – 5.6 Race 2 – 5.3 Housefull 2 – 5.1 Murder 2 – 6.0 Average per film – 5.02

19. Sonakshi Sinha

Tevar – 4.1 Lingaa – 6.2 Action Jackson – 3.3 Holiday – 7.3 R… Rajkumar – 5.1 Average per film – 5.2

18. Asin Thottumkal

Khiladi 786 – 4.2 Bol Bachchan – 5.5 Housefull 2 – 5.1 Ready – 4.7 The Bodyguard – 7.1 Average per film – 5.32

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‘Lingaa’ distributors to protest as Rajnikanth pays only half the promised amount

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A group of distributors of Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil film “Lingaa”, which resulted in heavy losses, may protest again if the remainder of the amount that was promised to them is not settled in a week’s time.

Following initial protests, Rajinikanth had agreed to pay back Rs. 12.5 crore. However, distributors claim only Rs.6 crore was handed over to them as part of compensation.Read More
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An Eye On ‘I': Thriller Is Biggest-Ever Tamil Release In U.S. & India (Video)

An Eye On ‘I': Thriller Is Biggest-Ever Tamil Release In U.S. & India (Video)
While Tamil stars and films are perhaps not as well known outside of India as their Bollywood counterparts, they nevertheless have a huge fanbase within India (especially the south) and across the diaspora. Also known as Kollywood, the Tamil industry produces hundreds of feature films per year. The latest high-profile title is big-budget adventure/romance thriller I, from Robot helmer Shanmugham Shankar (commonly known as just Shankar). It opened Wednesday to sell-outs at home and abroad in what is the biggest-ever release for a Tamil-language film (see trailer below). In the U.S., it’s going out via distributor Aascar Film in over 200 theaters with versions in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. No South Indian film has ever opened this wide in the U.S. market before. In India, the opening is on a record 6,500 screens. As with the major Bollywood films we’ve seen over the past year which have
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Sonakshi Sinha: “My favourite thing about Tevar is that it has so much soul”

Sonakshi Sinha is on the run with Arjun Kapoor! No, not in real life but in the filmi world of Tevar! Directed by Amit Sharma, Tevar, which also stars Manoj Bajpayee as the villain, is an action romance that hits theaters on Friday. Tevar sees Sonakshi’s character Radhika as an ordinary girl who finds herself in extraordinary situations when she must run away. While escaping, Radhika figures that there is something special about Pintu and that he might just be the one.

First the trailer!

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Check out what the actress had to say about her character, and how it was working with Arjun Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee and director Amit Sharma. Plus she gives us a cool inside look into the filming of Tevar, including what it was like to film ‘Radha Nachegi’ and even what she said when they told her
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Sonakshi Sinha gets a thumbs up for her Tamil Debut in ‘Lingaa’

Bollywood diva Sonakshi Sinha who has given back to back super hits in B-town marked her Tamil debut opposite superstar Rajnikant in Lingaa.

We hear that the audiences are loving Sonakshi’s performance in the film and are all praise for her.

A source close to the team said, “Sonakshi is very natural in the film and the audiences have absolutely loved her acting, her expressions and dialogue delivery. In fact no one could believe that this was her 1st Tamil film.”

Some people from the industry and fans even took to the social networking sites to praise Sonakshi for her debut film and with this superhit debut she has already become the new favorite down south. We are sure that with the film being such a huge success, Sonakshi will be getting too many offers already.

Well, we must say what a way to begin Sonakshi!!

The Hindi version
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Lingaa Music Review

Lingaa is a highly anticipated Tamil thriller starring South Indian legend Rajinikanth in a double role. Also starring Sonakshi Sinha, Jagpati Babu and Anushka Shetty, the film has been directed by K.S. Ravikumar and is in cinemas now. The Hindi version of the music has been composed by renowned musician A. R. Rahman, with lyrics by legendary writer Gulzar. So does the music to Lingaa has anything interesting to offer? Read on to see what we thought of it.

To kick start the album we have ‘Ranga Ranga,’ sung by the legendary S.P. Balasubrahmanyam and Jaspreet Jasz. The song is upbeat throughout and has a blend of instruments such as the trumpet, drums and the guitar; with a chorus to accompany the composition also. This one is not a bad attempt by Rahman, but I think for me personally it just does not have any catch to it. It was
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Rajinikanth’s family watches Lingaa in a theater with his fans!

Its a rare sight to watch the entire family of Thalaiva in one frame, and we have got an image of that, Lingaa which released on 12th Dec on Rajinikanth’s birthday saw his entire family watching the film with and fans in a renowned theater in Chennai.

The film has over 4000+Screens in India & Worldwide, which is massive and the highest for any superstar to have his films release in so many screen.

When asked Soundarya about it she said, “12th Dec was a very special day, my fathers birthday and also marked his return on the big screen in live action after a long time, I am ecstatic and proud at the same time as have been part of the film Lingaa during the release time. The overwhelming response we received in the morning (on the day of the release) is something I cannot express in words, my mother,
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Footloose ‘Hobbit’ Grows; ‘Mockingjay’ Tempers ‘Fire': Intl Box Office Final

Footloose ‘Hobbit’ Grows; ‘Mockingjay’ Tempers ‘Fire': Intl Box Office Final
2Nd Update, Monday 4:39 Pm Pt: Actuals are in from the international weekend with The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies climbing $4.6M above projections. The 1st frame cume is now $122.2M with 3D results accounting for 71% of the box office total. Increases in key overseas markets have been updated below. Expanded Hobbit holiday cheer will flow next weekend in North America, Italy, Spain and Korea. On the flipside, Exodus: Gods And Kings came in slightly lower in its cume, which is $18.2M versus an estimated $18.8M on Sunday. However, the biblical epic was up over projections in some Asian markets where audiences have been drawn by the scale and spectacle. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 stayed just about on par with Sunday’s estimates, but has now passed the lifetime of Catching Fire in 32 territories including Italy and Brazil — and could imminently pass Cf‘s Latin American take entirely.
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Box Office – No respite for Bollywood as new releases fail

There were multiple films that released over the weekend gone by and out of these only three managed to get some kind of a release – Badlapur Boys, Main Aur Mr. Riight and Life Mein Twist Hai. As expected though, none of them could fetch even decent collections. While the promotion was sub-par to begin with, minimal shows further hampered the cause for these films. As a result, there were abysmal numbers all over and by the time weekend came to a close, the picture was clear on the wall, what with combined collections of these films being less than 1 crore.

For the last few weeks the scenario has been anyways bad for the exhibitors due to low footfalls and the week gone by only rubbed salt on the wounds. In comparison, cinemas down South still had a lot to cheer about due to the release of Rajinikanth’s Lingaa. With the film,
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Sonakshi Sinha Talks Being A Rajinikanth Heroine in Lingaa

Though we saw Rajinikanth in the motion capture epic, Kochadaiiyaan, fans have not seen the Superstar since the super hit Robot in 2010 but now the wait is over because the highly anticipated Lingaa has released. Directed by Ks Ravikumar, with music by the great Ar Rahman, Lingaa is a full on epic entertainer as only Thalaivar can bring to the big screen.

The Tamil and Telegu versions of Lingaa released in over 4000 screens worldwide on Friday, December 12th, to rave reviews and packed houses with the Hindi version set to hit on December 26th.

Starring opposite Rajinikanth is Sonakshi Sinha, who is making her debut in the South film industry.

Ashanti Omkar from BBC Asian Network who hosts a weekly program on Sundays highlighting and showcasing the latest music, arts and entertainment from South Indian and Sri Lankan communities, talked with Sonakshi about the film, working with Rajinikanth, the Ar Rahman
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Rajinikanth-Sonakshi Sinha Starrer Lingaa Released on 4000+ Screens release worldwide for Tamil & Telugu only!

It is Superstar Rajinikanth’s Birthday today (12th December), people have been flocking to theaters and traveling miles just to catch a glimpse of Thalaivar in live action on screen after a gap of 4 years!!

Rajinikanth treated his loyal fans across the globe with one of the biggest releases of his films. Thalaivar has broken all records set by any Bollywood/Tollywood film, Lingaa film has released in more than 3000+Screens in India and 1000+Screens worldwide for Tamil/Telugu release, this record has not been set by any Bollywood star too!!

Such is the Rajini mania not only in south but other parts of India as well! The morning shows we hear had been booked well in advance and are running into packed houses. There have been huge cut-outs of Rajnikanth which have been put all across the streets in the Southern part of India.

In Mumbai too, renowned Arora
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Superstar Rajnikanth and Sonakshi Sinha launch the music of Lingaa

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Superstar Rajnikanth and Bollywood belle Sonakshi Sinha launched the music for Lingaa at a formal function held at the Sathyam Cinemas in Chennai.

Anushka Shetty, Kannada superstar Kiccha Sudeep, Vikram Prabhu, Ks Ravikumar, producer Gnanavel Raja, actor Vijaya Kumar, Santhanam, director Ameer and many others were among the attendees of the event.

Music Director Ar Rahman who could not make it recorded a special video dedicated to Team Lingaa and his fans, in the short video clip, the two-time Oscar Award winner said the story has the epic feel to it and was honored to give the music for the film which has Superstar Rajnikanth in it.

Our very own Sonakshi Sinha looked elegant and graceful in a beautiful sari and was given a warm welcome by all the fans present there, she called herself as “Superstar Rajnikanth’s heroine for her entry in Tollywood“ which every actress can only dream of!
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Lingaa Exclusive Hindi Movie Trailer

Produced by Rockline Entertainments Pvt Ltd, Producer Rockline Venkatesh and also presented by Muni Rathna, Lingaa features south mega star Rajinikanth reprising a dual role along with Anushka Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha who makes her debut in Tamil cinema. The sound track has been scored by Oscar winning composer, A R Rahman with cinematography by R. Rathnavelu and production design by Sabu Cyril.

Watch Super Star Rajinikanth’s exclusive Hindi movie trailer of Lingaa in the video below!

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Rajinikanths Lingaa fetches over 200 crore for Eros even before release

Rajinikanths Lingaa fetches over 200 crore for Eros even before release
Recently, it was revealed that how Rajinikanth's much awaited Lingaa had been acquired by Eros for the cost price of 100-120 crore. Now, there is more. Apparently, the film has fetched a slew of buyers already and Eros is all set to bring home over 200 crore even before the first show commences. Confirms a trade source, "There are huge numbers already in circulation, and it is a matter of time before the deals are signed on the dotted line. 55-60 crore are all set to come in for the satellite rights of the Tamil and Telugu version. Further, 70-75 crore offer is already there for the taking w.r.t. Tamil theatrical rights in India. Telugu theatrical rights are further fetching them 30-35 crore. In addition, the film is being sold overseas for approx. 30 crore just for the Tamil version. In addition to this all, there are music rights which are with Eros.
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Rajinikanth-Sonakshi-Anushka’s Lingaa has been picked by Eros for over 100 crore

It was just revealed that Superstar Rajinikanth’s next, Lingaa, has been sold to Eros. Well, we have more exclusive bit on it. Apparently, the deal has been struck for a price of over 100 crore. What is all the more significant about this deal is that no profits have been added on the table by producer Rockline Venkatesh and the amount is basically just the cost of production.

“This is smart business, it is as simple as that,” says a trade source, “No one is under any pressure now and instead of table profits, it is longevity of a film due to its commercial content that is being relied upon. Rajinikanth has always been known for making sure that all involved with his films, whether it is producers, distributors or exhibitors, make money. A deal like this for Lingaa is another step in this direction.”

The film, which is set for release this December,
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Eros International acquires worldwide rights of Superstar Rajinikanth’s Lingaa

Eros International Media Limited (Eros International), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry has acquired the worldwide rights of the hugely anticipated Tamil multi-entertainer Lingaa, starring superstar Rajinikanth and directed by K.S. Ravikumar.

Produced by Rockline Entertainments Pvt Ltd, Producer Rockline Venkatesh and also presented by Muni Rathna, Lingaa features south mega star Rajinikanth reprising a dual role along with Anushka Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha who makes her debut in Tamil cinema. The sound track has been scored by Oscar winning composer, A R Rahman with cinematography by R. Rathnavelu and production design by Sabu Cyril.

The Tamil and Telugu audio launch of Lingaa is slated for 16th November in Chennai along with the trailer launch of all three languages Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. The Hindi audio is scheduled to release soon. The music rights of the film, across languages – Tamil, Telugu and Hindi have been acquired by Eros’ music label,
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Eros International acquires worldwide rights of Rajinikanths Lingaa

Eros International acquires worldwide rights of Rajinikanths Lingaa
Eros International Media Limited (Eros International), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry has acquired the worldwide rights of the hugely anticipated Tamil multi-entertainer Lingaa, starring superstar Rajinikanth and directed by K.S. Ravikumar. Produced by Rockline Entertainments Pvt Ltd, Producer Rockline Venkatesh and also presented by Muni Rathna, Lingaa features south mega star Rajinikanth reprising a dual role along with Anushka Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha who makes her debut in Tamil cinema. The sound track has been scored by Oscar winning composer, A R Rahman with cinematography by R. Rathnavelu and production design by Sabu Cyril. The Tamil and Telugu audio launch of Lingaa is slated for November 16, in Chennai along with the trailer launch of all three languages Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. The Hindi audio is scheduled to release soon. The music rights of the film, across languages - Tamil, Telugu and Hindi have been acquired by Eros' music label,
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Superstar Rajinikanth Returns In The Teaser For Lingaa

It's been a long 4 years since a live-action Superstar Rajinikanth strutted cinema screens in Shankar's brain-melting Enthiran. In the meantime, Superstar limped onto cinema screens in motion capture dud, Kochadaiiyaan, made while he was recovering from a pretty severe illness that derailed the shooting of Eros International's costume action film, Rana. With the predicted December release of Ks Ravikumar's Lingaa, it looks like we will get our first proper Rajni film in far too long.As usual, very little is known about the film's plot, however, the producers at Rockline Entertainments (sic) have been gracious enough to provide the world with a brief first look at our superstar's magnificence with a blissfully garish and context free teaser. Superstar is accompanied by south Indian beauty Anushka,...

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