Poonam Bajwa who made her screen debut in the recently released Sun Pictures Thenavattu with Jeeva is quite satisfied with the performance of the film. This young girl from Pune has already acted in a couple of Telugu and Kannada films but feels that only Thenavattu had given her the status of an actress.

While talking to a section of the media, Poonam Bajwa said, “Though I belong to Pune, I am more interested to act in south Indian films, especially Tamil films. I know that Tamil films are hero centric but I would like to act with all heroes. All the same, I would like to give importance to roles which would give me immense scope for performance.”

To a poser on whether she would act glamorously Poonam gave a clichéd reply, “I am not here to comment on heroines who act glamorously. But at the same time I will not act in a vulgar manner in the guise of glamour. I would like to follow Asin in this as she treads the line of glamour in the right way. She is my role model.”

Silambarasan’s Silambattam is doing good business all over and needless to say the crew is on cloud nine especially director Saravanan. Special shows have been arranged for almost all popular heroes who have praised the director and hero’s work. In one of an exclusive show conducted for Ilaya Thalapathy, director Saravanan had made use of the opportunity and requested him to work under his direction. Impressed with Saravanan’s work, Vijay is also reported to have given his assent to hear a script. Perhaps Vijay may soon team up with Saravanan. Lets wait for Vijay’s next treat.

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Britney Spears reportedly snuck out of her home in disguise for a secret sex session.

The “Womanizer” singer apparently defied her father Jamie’s ban on men to enjoy the saucy rendezvous with a mystery friend – and even bragged of her romp when she got home.

A source said: “She’s been a prisoner in her own home and began to crave affection and attention from someone other than her parents, which is only natural.”

“She told her dad she got a ride with the person she’d arranged to meet and gone to their house in Los Angeles for a few hours.”

“She told him not to worry and that it was someone she’d known a long time who was a good person and wouldn’t hurt her.”

However, Jamie – who is co-conservator of her estate following her public meltdown last year – was apparently furious over the incident.

The source added to Britain’s Now magazine: “Britney told him that she was a grown woman and ordered him to get out of her room.”

“She didn’t come out for the rest of the day.”

Suriya’s dedication to Jo

December 23, 2008

As part of a contest organized by one of Chennai’s FM stations, Surya met his fans at the GRT convention center and felicitated the winner with a guitar autographed by him. The contest ‘Suriyakaga Oru Song’ was based on Suriya’s latest release Vaaranam Aayiram and required participants to sing songs from the movie.

Out of the 300 participants, 13 were selected for the final round for which Surya was present. The contest doubled up as an interactive session and Surya answered spontaneous questions thrown at him on various topics from his movies to personal smile, with his customary smile. The actor also stretched his vocal chords with a surprise performance of the number ‘Mundhinam Paarthene’ from the movie dedicating the song to his wife Jo.

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Fergie will marry actor Josh Duhamel in January.

The 33-year-old “London Bridge” singer and the “Transformers” star will tie the knot in Southern California over the second weekend of January.

It has been claimed many of Fergie’s “Nine” co-stars, including Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard and Daniel Day-Lewis, will attend the ceremony.

The 36-year-old actor proposed to Fergie – whose real name is Stacey Ferguson – in 2007, after three years together.

At the time, friends said the singer was “the happiest girl on earth.”

A source said: “She is working with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld on getting her fantasy gown. They are taking their time to get everything right. They only plan on getting married once.”

After announcing the engagement, Fergie insisted she was in no rush to tie the knot and wanted to ensure everything was perfect for her big day.

She said: “I have a big stack of wedding magazines. I want to go home and spend time with my family and just take some time to think about everything.”

Silambattam Movie Review

December 19, 2008

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Starring: Silambarasan, Sneha, Sana Khan, Prabhu, Santhanam

Direction: Saravanan

Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Production: Lakshmi Movie Makers Limited

Silambarasan’s Christmas gift is here; so how good is the gift, or is it a gift at all? The answer depends a lot on your preferences and tastes. The director had vouched pre-release that he had made a full length entertainer and he has given everything that he believes towards making one. The intentions are spot on, but as the saying goes ‘small good deeds are better than large good intentions’ and it is the deeds of the director that we are interested in, we don’t doubt his intentions.

Silambattam is about retribution, an oft repeated theme in Tamil cinema and a very regular element of Silambarasan starrers. It is all about the feuds within a family that take on unmanageable proportions and result in death and despair for many. An extended family in a village is leading a happy and united existence. The head of the family is a much loved man in the village and in his last days he leaves a large chunk of his property for the welfare of his villagers. Most of the family is happy to abide by the decision of their godfather, but there are factions that believe that the old man has shown more largesse than is agreeable and decide to oppose it. Push comes to shove and the inevitable sickle takes center stage. As many members of the family are killed, some of them make off with their lives, never to return. But destiny brings back one boy to his roots and when he learns of what has passed, then retribution is the only thing on his mind.

The director has admitted that the plot is not novel. Well, we don’t expect a path breaker either. The director has handled the story and screenplay and while it cannot be denied that the plot and the script do show signs of promise and potential, the ultimate realization has been found wanting. Somehow, one gets the feeling of an opportunity that has been wasted. The narration is not sound, though it is difficult to put one’s finger on exactly what the weaker points are, lack of application on the director’s part seems to be the culprit here.

Silambarasan has turned in a whole hearted performance. Appearing in two roles for the second time in his career, he makes good use of the scope provided. His role as the villager in the ‘flashback’ mode must be appreciated, especially his combination with Sneha who also has managed to make an impact with a limited role. Their chemistry is surprisingly good, with machan machan song having come out really well. Sana Khan, paired with the present day Silambarasan, has been largely sidelined by the main plot. Then there is the seasoned Prabhu, the able Kishore, the veterans Nedumudi Venu, Nirosha, Yuvarani etc. But in spite of having such a cast at his disposal, the director has failed to make an impact in many scenes. The talent of these artistes cannot be doubted, the fault has to be with way they were utilized. Santhanam and Karunas shoulder the comedy in the flashback and current modes respectively. There are certain lewd and at times unsavory dialogues that have been passed off as comedy, definitely in bad taste. But Karunas salvages pride for the comedy department with interestingly devised comic situations which blend in with the plot.

Highlights of the movie are undoubtedly Silambarasan’s dance skills and the foot tapping tunes. Silambarasan does not disappoint, nor does Yuvan. The Machan Machan song in Ilaiyaraja’s voice is a delight while ‘Where’s the party’ is a typically trendy pub number, thoroughly enjoyable. The action sequences too have been crafted well. But one gets the feeling that director Saravanan has relied too heavily on these elements to carry the weight of the movie, while the execution of a fairly good plot has left a lot to be desired though there are certain scenes (few and far in between) that reflect the director’s ability. Saravanan fails to join the list of cinematographers turned successful directors.

Overall, Silambattam is not a bad product, but it could have been a lot better had it not been for the lackluster handling. At the box office, Silambarasan fans might not feel let down by the content and regular additives, but when it comes down to the others, it’s a bit of touch and go. Saravanan, Silambarasan and the rest of the Silambattam team will have to wait and watch.

Verdict – Silambattam – Nothing special

Villu Songs Free Download

December 16, 2008

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Actors : Vijay, Nayantara, Vadivelu
Director : Prabhu Deva
Music Director : Devi Sri Prasad
Producer : Ayngaran International Films

Jalsa
Singer : Baba Sehgal, Rita
Vada Maapilley
Singer : Tippu, Rita, Vadivel
Hey Rama
Singer : Amalraj, Kovai Sarala
Dheemthanakka Thillana
Singer : Devi Sri Prasad, Divya
Daddy Mummy
Singer : Divya
Jalsa Remix
Singer : Devi Sri Prasad, Baba Sehgal, Rita
Nee Kobapattal
Singer : Sagar
Are You Crazy
Singer : Divya