Southern Cine Roundup: Trisha, Vijay, Ram Gopal Varma, Chiranjeevi

Vijay’s ‘Bairavaa’ to release in 55 countries

Chennai– Tamil superstar Vijay’s forthcoming action-drama “eBairavaa” will release in 55 countries with premieres planned on January 11.

In a statement, the film’s overseas distributor A&P Group confirmed the film’s release in 55 countries.

Bairavaa

Apart from regular release in key overseas markets, the film will also release African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia among others.

The statement further added that the film will also release in virgin markets such as Mexico, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Russia where no Tamil films have been released so far.

Directed by Bharathan, the film also stars Keerthy Suresh and Jagapathi Babu.

In India, the film releases on January 12.

Trisha kicks of 2017 with Tamil remake of ‘NH10’

Chennai–Actress Trisha Krishnan began the New Year by resuming work on Tamil film “Garjanai”, a remake of Anushka Sharma-starrer road thriller “NH10”.

“And 2017 officially began with ‘Garjanai’. Back to work,” Trisha tweeted on Sunday.

Being directed by debutant Sundar B., the film is produced by Century International Films.

The film, which went on the floors last December, also stars Amit Bhargav and Vamsi Krishna.

On the career front, Trisha has an interesting lineup of films this year. Apart from “Garjanaia, she also has “Sathuranga Vettai 2”, “96” and “Mohini” in her kitty.

Ram Gopal Varma lashes out at Chiranjeevi’s brother

Chennai–Reacting strongly to comments made by megastar Chiranjeevi’s brother Nagababu at an event, maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has called him “incompetent”.

Ram Gopal Varma (Photo: Wikipedia)

In a series of tweets, Varma explained how Nagababu was responsible for the loss of Chiranjeevi’s party Prajarajyam.

“The whole state knows what kind of wrong advise you gave your great brother for Prajarajyam and made him lose. Before advising me what to do, please question yourself what kind of great career you have had in your entire life,” Varma tweeted on Saturday.

“You don’t have 0.1 per cent of greatness of your brother and that’s why your great brother doesn’t make meaningless noises like you. Because you don’t understand English, please ask some educated friend to translate my tweets in Telugu,” Verma wrote.

Varma requested Chiranjeevi to not take his brother along for any events in the future.

“I know he is your brother and you love him, but in future please don’t take him to such prestigious events as he will spoil them,” he added.

The “Rakht Charitra” director retaliated after Nagababu at the pre-release event of Chiranjeevi’s forthcoming Telugu outing “Khaidi No 150” on Saturday spoke against Verma.

In his speech, Nagababu questioned Varma’s remarks about Chiranjeevi and his film “Khaidi No 150”.

“There’s this gentleman who is passing unwanted comments about my brother and his film. He used to make great films once but not anymore. He should focus on making good films instead of wasting time on commenting about my brother,” Nagababu said.

He went on to say that Varma is using Chiranjeevi’s popularity to earn personal mileage.

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