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'Hero review': Sivakarthikeyan's film is more 'message padam' than superhero movie

ReviewThe film is something of a tribute to the 1993 Shankar film 'Gentleman' but has learnt nothing from the criticism that the latter has drawn.Sowmya RajendranThe first thing you need to know about Ps Mithran’s Hero is that it is more of a hero film than a superhero film as it was marketed. The second thing you need to know is that the film is a lament on the education system; it is something of a tribute to the 1993 Shankar film Gentleman – and has learnt nothing from the criticism that the latter has drawn. But we’ll get to that later. Ps Mithran’s last film Irumbuthirai, which was about data theft, may have taken some liberties with facts but it was still a well-researched film that was mostly realistic. Hero has a good idea at the heart of it but is built on a shaky premise. Just like
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Yuvan Shankar Raja records a special track crooned by Ilaiyaraaja for ‘Hero’

Kollywood The soundtrack album, composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, was launched recently and the film marks his second collaboration with Sivakarthikeyan. Digital NativeSivakarthikeyan's next Hero directed by Ps Mithran, who made a big splash last year with Vishal’s Irumbu Thirai, is slated to hit the screens on December 20 ahead of the Christmas and New Year Holidays. The music for the film is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, and the latest update is that the veteran composer and Yuvan's father Ilaiyaraaja has crooned a surprise track for the film which is penned by lyricist Pa. Vijay. Sharing the news, Yuvan took to Twitter and announced, "Guess what??!! There's a surprise track in #Hero sung by appa. So happy to have recorded this song with appa.@Psmithran @pavijaypoet @Siva_Kartikeyan @kalyanipriyan @kjr_studios". Guess what??!! There's a surprise track in #Hero sung by appa.. So happy to have recorded this song with appa.
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Sivakarthikeyan hints ‘Hero’ sequel on the cards

Kollywood He also revealed that the film will have an 18 minutes sequence for which Yuvan has composed a non-stop background score. Digital NativeDigital Native Director Ps Mithran, who made a big splash last year with Vishal’s Irumbu Thirai, has joined hands with Sivakarthikeyan for a project titled Hero a Superhero film. With the film slated to hit the screens on December 20, the audio launch happened in Chennai on Friday. During the event, Siva spilled beans that a sequel of the film is on the cards and the film will turn into a franchise if it becomes a super hit. He also revealed that the film will have an 18 minutes sequence for which Yuvan has composed a non-stop background score. Speaking at the event, composer Yuvan Shankar Raja said, "I’ve done many re-recordings, but for the first time, we’ve done this lengthiest piece – 18-minute score. I think it
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Line Of Descent Movie review: Critics Review, Rating, Cast and Crew

Another soggy mafia saga set in and around a Delhi business family, and one that compares very poorly with Kanu Behl's "Titli" and Shanker Raman's "Gurgaon", "Line Of Descent" leaves a puzzling, bitter 0aftertaste.

It's not such an awful film. It's just so unnecessary it resembles a fifth or sixth generation copy of "The Godfather" with Prem Chopra?giggle?playing Brando while Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi and Ali Haji play the three sons quite well. Abhay Deol, the well-meaning though ill-informed cop who busts the Sinha family's a**. And Hollywood has-been Brendan Fraser (the big daddy from original "The Mummy" franchise) makes an entry midway as an arms dealer of indeterminate race and an even more uncertain function in a plot that wants to be savage, funny, poignant and relevant, and trips over its own overweening ambitions.

Throughout the running time of less than two hours, we search
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Sivakarthikeyan’s ‘Hero’ gets ‘Batman’-like promotion on the walls of Chennai

KollywoodSivakarthikeyan plays a superhero vigilante in the film which will mark the Tamil debut of actor Kalyani Priyadarshan.Digital NativeSivakarthikeyan's upcoming movie Hero, directed by Ps Mithran, is slated to hit the screens on December 20, ahead of the Christmas and New Year Holidays. It is well known to the fans of DC Comic's 'Batman' comics and movies that its famous bat symbol is projected on to buildings across the world as a part of promotions. The makers of Hero are using a similar strategy for the promotions of the film. The symbol logo of the film has been projected on a Mount Road building and S2 Cinemas in Chennai city. Sivakarthikeyan plays a superhero vigilante in the film which will mark the Tamil debut of actor Kalyani Priyadarshan. The film also has Abhay Deol in an important role. Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed music for the film.
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Vinay and Yogi Babu on board Sivakarthikeyan's 'Doctor'

KollywoodIt is speculated that the film will also feature 'Bigg Boss' fame Kavin and 'Thumbaa' actor Dharshan.Digital NativeSivakarthikeyan, who was last seen in Namma Veettu Pillai would be teaming up with director Nelson Dilipkumar of Kolamavu Kokila fame. Titled Doctor the film would be produced by Kjr Studios in association with Siva's home banner Sivakarthikeyan Production. This will be Sivakarthikeyan's their production after Kanaa and Nenjam Undu Nermai Undu Odu Raja. Now, the team has officially confirmed that actor Vinay who was last seen playing the villain in Mysskin's Thupparivaalan and actor Yogi Babu are on board this film. It is speculated that the film will also feature Bigg Boss fame Kavin and Thumbaa actor Dharshan. The shooting of Doctor will commence on December 6. Anirudh Ravichander is on board to compose the tunes. Sivakarthikeyan is awaiting the release of Ps Mithran's Hero which is slated to hit the
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Abhay Deol to collaborate with Brendan Fraser for a crime drama film

Abhay Deol and Brendan Fraser will come together in a crossover film titled "Line Of Descent". Earlier known as "The Field", the film is a crime drama that marks the debut of writer-director Rohit Karn Batra and also features Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi, Prem Chopra, and Ali Haji.

According to unconfirmed sources, the film is about three sons of a mafia boss who are pitted against each other in a battle for control over the family crime business, even as an undercover cop plots their downfall. The story is based in Delhi.

Also Read:?Abhay Deol talks about censorship on digital platforms

ZEE5 has acquired streaming rights of the film, which features a huge ensemble supporting cast including Vishesh Chachra, Gopal Dutt, Shiben Mohanty, Anisha Angelina Victor, Jagen Mohanty, Charlotte Poutrel, Harshad Kumar and Dev Bhagtani.

Pre-production for the project started in 2016 and filming began two months later. The film
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Sivakarthikeyan's next titled 'Doctor', to be directed by Nelson Dilipkumar

KollywoodThe film will be co-produced by Kjr Studios. Tnm StaffEven while Sivakarthikeyan awaits the release of Hero which has been produced by Kjr Studios and expected to hit the screens on December 20, the announcement of the actor’s next, co-produced by Kjr Studios, has been made. This film is titled Doctor. This film will be jointly produced by Kjr Studios and Sivakarthikeyan’s production house - Sivakarthikeyan Productions. Nelson Dilipkumar, who made quite an impact with Kolamaavu Kokila, will be directing Doctor. The film’s music will be composed by Anirudh Ravichander. The announcement was made along with a motion poster of the title on Monday. Very happy to share that my next film will be with my dearmost friends @Nelson_director & @anirudhofficial titled as #Doctor Once again happy to be associated with @kjr_studios Shoot starts soon @SKProdOffl pic.twitter.com/W82ltJrbHK — Sivakarthikeyan (@Siva_Kartikeyan) December 2, 2019 Sivakarthikeyan, who
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Brendan Fraser is an Arms Dealer in 'Line of Descent' Official Trailer

"I can't die with sins buried in my soul." Gravitas has debuted a full Us trailer for a crime drama from India titled Line of Descent. Three brothers from a Delhi crime family feud over the future of their enterprise. Meanwhile, an undercover police officer attempts to end the family's legacy, and an arms dealer conspires with the brothers. As wacky as it sounds, Brendan Fraser plays the arms dealer - Charu. The cast includes Abhay Deol, Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi, Prem Chopra, Ali Haji, and Anisha Victor. Line of Descent is described as "a classic crime narrative in the backdrop of Delhi merges a dysfunctional, mafia family at war with each other as an undercover officer fights his demons by assisting in their downfall." This looks like your standard crime family epic, though I have to admit, Fraser's narration livens it up in just the right way. Here's the
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Sivakarthikeyan's 'Hero' runs into trouble, interim stay on release

KollywoodHowever, Kjr Studios has issued a press release claiming that they are the sole producers of 'Hero'.Tnm StaffThe Madras High Court’s Arbitration Centre on Thursday ordered an interim stay against Sivakarthikeyan’s upcoming superhero film titled Hero. The film, produced by Kjr Studios, was scheduled to release on December 20. Tsr Films Private Limited petitioned the Madras Hc on a matter of loan that was then directed to the Arbitration Centre under Hc orders. In its petition, Tsr Films had stated that it had loaned Rs 10 crore to 24 Am Studios Pvt Ltd. represented by Rd Raja, D Prabhu and D Jaya Devi as per the loan agreement dated September 11, 2018. The reason for giving the loan is not specified in the affidavit that Tnm has accessed. Cleatuss Fredrick Henry, who represents Tsr Films, has claimed that 24 Am Studios made use of his funds to produce Sivakarthikeyan’s film and then
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Watch: Sivakarthikeyan’s ‘Hero’ teaser is intriguing

KollywoodThe teaser of the Ps Mithran directorial was released on Thursday by Bollywood star Salman Khan.Digital NativeBasking in the success of his recent release, Namma Veetu Pillai, Sivakarthikeyan is currently busy with Hero, directed by Ps Mithran who made a big splash last year with Vishal’s Irumbu Thirai. The much-awaited teaser of the film was released on Thursday by Bollywood star Salman Khan. Salman tweeted saying, “What a stylish teaser! Very happy to launch @kjr_studios #HeroTeaser @siva_kartikeyan All the best to u and team #Hero @Psmithran @AbhayDeol @akarjunofficial @george_dop” What a stylish teaser! Very happy to launch @kjr_studios #HeroTeaser @siva_kartikeyan All the best to u and teamhttps://t.co/GfFFiUDFvz#Hero @Psmithran @AbhayDeol @akarjunofficial @george_dop — Chulbul Pandey (@BeingSalmanKhan) October 24, 2019 Set against the backdrop of an educational institution with shots of a career fair and student suicide, the 1.32 min teaser introduces the main characters – played by Sivakarthikeyan,
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Brendan Fraser New Delhi-set crime thriller 'Line Of Descent' lands at Gravitas Ventures (exclusive)

New Delhi-set tale to open theatrically and on demand on December 13.

Gravitas Ventures has picked up North American rights from Moonrise Pictures to New Delhi-set crime thriller Line Of Descent starring Brendan Fraser.

Abhay Deol (Manorama Six Feet Under), Ronit Roy (Udaan), Neeraj Kabi (Ship Of Theseus), and Max Beesley also star in the story about three brothers who feud over the direction of the family business after their mafia boss father dies.

Fraser plays a boisterous arms dealer who sees the family’s dysfunction as an opportunity to grow his personal business.

Rohit Karn Batra wrote and directed Line Of Descent,
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Brendan Fraser Indian crime thriller 'Line Of Descent' lands at Gravitas Ventures (exclusive)

New Delhi-set tale to open theatrically and on demand on December 13.

Gravitas Ventures has picked up North American rights from Moonrise Pictures to Indian crime thriller Line Of Descent starring Brendan Fraser.

Abhay Deol (Manorama Six Feet Under), Ronit Roy (Udaan), Neeraj Kabi (Ship Of Theseus), and Max Beesley also star in the story about three brothers who feud over the direction of the family business after their mafia boss father dies.

Fraser plays a boisterous arms dealer who sees the family’s dysfunction as an opportunity to grow his personal business.

Rohit Karn Batra wrote and directed Line Of Descent,
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Akhil Akkineni hosts dinner for Sivakarthikeyan

TollywoodSivakarthikeyan was in Hyderabad for the shoot of the film ‘Hero’.Digital NativeTollywood actor and Nagarjuna's son, Akhil Akkineni, hosted a dinner for the crew of the film Hero, who were in Hyderabad recently. The young star posted a pic with the film's lead star Sivakarthikeyan and captioned it, “What a lovely evening with the Chennai crew! All the best for Hero guys ! Godspeed @sivakarthikeyan @george_dop @psmithran.” View this post on Instagram What a lovely evening with the chennai crew ! All the best for Hero guys ! Godspeed @sivakarthikeyan @george_dop @psmithran A post shared by Akhil Akkineni (@akkineniakhil) on Oct 15, 2019 at 8:33pm Pdt Besides Sivakarthikeyan, Hero’s director Ps Mithran and cinematographer George C Williams also attended the event. Responding to Akhil’s online message, Sivakarthikeyan wrote, “Very happy to meet u brother had a great time ther. See u soon and all the best for ur movie wit Baskar sir.
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Director Priyadarshan tweets 'proud dad' moment on Kalyani's new role

MollywoodKalyani has bagged her first Malayalam film as a female lead in which she will star with Dulquer Salmaan.Digital NativeKalyani Priyadarshan made her acting debut in Tollywood with the Akhil Akkineni starrer Hello and is slowly making inroads in the film industry. Her second film, Chitralahari released to positive reviews. Directed by Kishore Tirumala the film had Sai Dharam Tej in the lead with Sunil, Nivetha Pethuraj and Vennela Kishore in supporting roles. The film was bankrolled by Mythri Movie Makers. She then starred in Ranarangam, which did not fare too well at the box office. Kalyani is all set to debut in the Malayalam film industry with her dad Priyadarshan’s directorial, Marakkar: Arabikadlinte Simham. She will be making a cameo appearance in this history film that has Mohanlal playing the title role. While Marakkar is in the post-production stages, Kalyani has bagged her first Malayalam film has a heroine.
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Karthik Subbaraj’s fourth production venture starts rolling in Nilgiris

KollywoodTipped to be a horror-thriller, the yet-untitled project is being directed by Rathindran Prasad and stars Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead.Digital NativeDigital NativeFilmmaker Karthik Subbaraj, who has produced films like Meyadha Maan and Mercury under the banner of Stone Bench Films, is ready with his fourth production venture which went on floors this Monday in Nilgiris. Tipped to be a horror-thriller, the yet-untitled project is being directed by Rathindran Prasad and stars Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead. The makers have revealed in a statement that the project boasts a talented team of technicians with cinematography by Italian lensman Roberto Zazzara. The film will have music by Prithvi Chandrasekhar while Anand Geraldin will take care of editing. We start shoot for our 4th production starring @aishu_dil directed by @RathindranPrasd .. A Mystery Horror Thriller. #Stonebench4 We look forward for your wishes and support as always @karthiksubbaraj @kaarthekeyens @onlynikil @RobertoZazzara pic.
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Golden Ratio Films: Driving the content with sense and sensibility

Golden Ratio Films (Grf) is a part of Vistas Media Capital, a Singapore based, fully integrated, content, media and entertainment investment holding company. Grf has released The Extraordinary Journey Of Fakir starring Dhanush in six countries. The Indo-west Belgium co-produced film marked the international debut of the south superstar Dhanush.

The critically acclaimed ?Nakkash starring Inamulhaq, Sharib Hashmi and Kumud Mishra will remain their proud moment for ever. From the Hindi web-series Cyber Squad with Alt Balaji to Manoj Vajpayee starrer Bhosle set to release in few months, followed by Abhay Deol and Pankaj Kapoor starrer JL50 and Pankaj Kapoor starrer Sehar, Grf has also launched a block chain based crowd funding equity for the Indians living outside India. Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai starring Manav Kaul was the first crowd funded film of Grf.

Taking time out from their busy schedule, Abhayanand Singh and Piiyush Singh -
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Dhanush, Suriya and Siva Karthikeyan up for a box office clash?

KollywoodDhanush’s 'Pattas', Siva Karthikeyan’s 'Hero' and Suriya’s 'Soorarai Pottru' are the three films in the pipeline for the Christmas weekend.Digital NativeChristmas weekend this year will see one of the biggest clashes ever at the box office, say sources in the know. Three biggies are gearing up to hit the marquee around the same time and the competition might be intense. Trade sources say that three bankable heroes – Dhanush, Suriya and Siva Karthikeyan – will be clashing at the box office. Dhanush’s Pattas, Siva Karthikeyan’s Hero and Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru are the three films in the pipeline for the Christmas weekend. Siva Karthikeyan starrer Hero is being directed by Mithran. Pairing up with Siva Karthikeyan in Hero will be two heroines Kalyani Priyadarshan and Ivana along. the film will also star Arjun, Vivek and Robo Shankar. This film will have the Bollywood actor Abhay Deol playing the baddie.
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Sonam Kapoor Ahuja calls Aisha a crazy adventure

Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja?says her film "Aisha", which has completed nine years of its release in Hindi cinema, was "crazy adventure".

Sonam on Tuesday shared a small video from the film on Instagram. "'Aisha' was less a role for me and more like a best friend. This movie is close to my heart as are the people associated with it. Be it goofing around on sets, shooting at different locations, or just playing our parts, it definitely was a crazy adventure. Happy nine years 'Aisha'," Sonam wrote, as caption of her video.

Also Read:?Sonam Kapoor wishes Anand Ahuja in the most beautiful way

"Aisha", directed by Rajshree Ojha, also stars Abhay Deol, Cyrus Sahukar, Arunoday Singh, Ira Dubey and Amrita Puri.

The film is set in the upper class society of Delhi, and is an adaptation of Jane Austen's 1815 novel "Emma". It bears the same tone as
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Friendship Day: Movies that give us Friendship goals

Friends are like a second family. Without them, we have an incomplete life. Friendship day celebrates the joys, memories, and life that one spends with them. ?We take a look at some movies where we find the value of friendship portrayed in the most precious way.

Sholay

Sholay was one of the iconic movies of Bollywood industry. The movie soared sky high with the villain Gabbar Singh, but what we don't know is that the movie also portrays the value of true friendship. The famous duo Jay- Veery essayed by Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra respectively sets friendship goals

Rang De Basanti

Rang De Basanti, another iconic movie of Aamir Khan sets friendship goals in which we see Aamir along with Soha Ali Khan and others enjoying their life as many would dream to do so.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

One of the hit film that celebrates the true value of friendship.
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