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Karthi says ‘PS-2’ will be easier for audiences in the North to understand

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Tamil star Karthi admitted in the Capital on Tuesday that it was not easy for people unfamiliar with the history of the Chola Dynasty to understand the first part of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, Mani Ratnam’s multi-award-winning periood drama that set a Tamil box-office record for 2022 by grossing Rs 502 crore.

But Part 2, which is releasing on April 28, will be easier for audiences in the North especially to comprehend, emphasised the actor who plays the victorious Chola general, Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan, in the film. Karthi added that if the first part was like an introduction, the second brings out the real story.

Speaking to the media, Karthi shared how he explained the story to his friends. “I sent them a WhatsApp message with info about the story and it helped them understand the film. PS-1 has done the basic work and introduced the story. So, PS 2 won’t be tricky,” Karthi said.

Vikram, who plays the Chola prince Aditya Karikalan, elaborated on what Karthi had said and added: “The confusion is about the names. I could not get some of the names and their pronounciation. It is tough even for me. I can well imagine how challenging it must have been when the film was being dubbed.”

‘Ponniyin Selvan-2’ is based on the Tamil classic, ‘Ponniyin Selvan, by Kalki Krisnamurthy. The story revolves around the early life of prince Arulmozhi Varman, who went on to become the famous Rajaraja Chola I.

Its principal cast includes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, Jayam Ravi and Sobhita Dhulipala. ‘Ponniyin Selvan-2’ will be released on April 28.

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Karthi’s Japan 1st Look: Crazy

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Kollywood star Karthi’s 25th film Japan was launched recently. Meanwhile, the makers came up with the film’s first-look poster. The first look presents Karthi as a moneyed man. Karthi is playing an atypical character in the movie and the same is noticeable in the first-look poster.

Sporting a different hairdo and short beard, Karthi looks unusual and funny here. It seems he is chilling out with the girl lying on the floor. Like the title, the first-look poster also looks crazy.

Karthi will be seen romancing Anu Emmanuel. Popular Telugu comedian Sunil will be seen in an important role. GV Prakash Kumar will helm the music. Japan is directed by Raju Murugan.

Dream Warrior Pictures pool the resources for the movie which is being made on a high budget.

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Karthi-starrer ‘Sardar’ to release on OTT on November 18

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Director P.S Mithran’s superhit spy thriller ‘Sardar’, featuring Karthi in the lead, will release on OTT on November 18.

The Tamil and Telugu versions of the edgy, engrossing, and entertaining spy thriller, which also features Raashii Khanna, Rajisha Vijayan, Chunky Panday and Laila in pivotal roles, will release on the OTT platform Aha.

‘Sardar’ revolves around Vijay Prakash (Karthi), a publicity-hungry cop, haunted by the spectre of being a traitor’s son. The turning point in Vijay Prakash’s life comes when Samira (Laila), an activist campaigning against privatisation of water bodies dies mysteriously.

Vijay Prakash tries to find out the killers, only to unearth a complex web of lies and deceit. He realises the gravity of the situation and understands that this could put the nation in danger. At the centre of it all is Rathore, an evil businessman (Chunky Panday).

Vijay Prakash realises that the only person who can foil Rathore’s nefarious plans is his superspy father (codenamed Sardar), who is living in exile…

Karthi, who plays a dual role in the film, said: “Being part of an enigmatic story was the biggest lucrative reason for me to be a part of ‘Sardar’. I knew we were making something special and huge which was elevated with the audience’s warm and tremendous reception. I am excited that now, a whole new base of audiences will view the film in Tamil and Telugu on Aha.”

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Karthi’s 25th film, Raju Murugan’s ‘Japan’, goes on the floors with puja

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Raju Murugan, best known for making the National Award-winning, critically acclaimed superhit film ‘Joker’, will be directing Karthi’s 25th film titled ‘Japan’, which went on the floors on Tuesday with a grand pooja ceremony.

Raju Murugan, who was a journalist before turning a director, will helm ‘Japan’ for S.R. Prakash Babu and S.R, Prabhu, the same producers who backed ‘Joker’.

Karthi will be reuniting with the production house Dream Warrior Pictures for the 6th time for ‘Japan’. The fact that this is Karthi’s 25th film has made this venture even more special.

Anu Emmanuel has been roped in to play the female lead opposite Karthi for the first time.

Telugu actor Sunil, who played the role of ‘Mangalam Seenu’ in Allu Arjun’s ‘Pushpaa’ last year, will be making his Tamil debut through ‘Japan’ as one of its main characters.

With 25 years of experience as a cinematographer in the Tamil film industry and after proving his mettle as a director in films like ‘Goli Soda’ and ‘Kadugu’, Vijay Milton is also scheduled to make his acting debut through ‘Japan’.

National Award winner G. V. Prakash Kumar will be scoring music for the film, which will have editing by Philomin Raj.

A grand pooja ceremony of the film was held on Tuesday morning with many celebrities attending the event and wishing the team success.

The first schedule of shooting is to begin soon. Director Raju Murugan has been personally handling the pre-production work of this film with utmost care.

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Karthi on ‘Sardar’ success: I am relieved and at peace

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Showering praise on producer Lakshman Kumar, who has produced his recent film ‘Sardar’ which has become a hit, actor Karthi said that he was a relieved man as Lakshman, who is his childhood friend, had taken a huge risk for the film, trusting just the hard work of the unit.

Speaking at the success meet of the film, Karthi said: “People have been asking me if I am happy now that the film has emerged a hit. I reply that I am peaceful and relieved.

“People say it is very important to have good friends. If you look at producer Lakshman and me, we are classmates from kindergarten.”

“He is someone who enjoys seeing me succeed. I have seen every single day the amount of stress and pressure he took upon himself for this film. But he never showed it out.”

“There would be major issues going on, for instance, if the day’s call sheet extends by a night, the budget would shoot up by over 40 lakhs. But still, in front of me, producer Laxman would keep sporting a smile.”

“I would be scared at the amount of stress he was taking upon himself. I need my friend by my side. I would keep telling him not to take so much stress. But now, I think he has learnt to handle it. He has worked in a big company and got into production after resigning from his job. So, I guess he has learnt to handle pressure. He took such a big risk trusting all our work and I am happy for him.”

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Sequel to Karthi-starrer ‘Sardar’ announced

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With director P. S. Mithran’s ‘Sardar’, featuring actor Karthi in the lead, emerging as a big hit, its makers have now announced its sequel.

Prince Pictures, the production house behind ‘Sardar’, on its Twitter handle put out a teaser making an announcement that a sequel will be made.

In the teaser, an Intelligence official is seen talking to Karthi. He tells him: ‘You have destroyed a major operation of the government. Therefore, you are dismissed from the police force” and added: “I was the one who made them do it.”

He then makes an offer to Karthi. “Your identity right now is that you are the son of a traitor. And that is to our advantage. This will enable you to earn a good name from our enemies. Are you willing to work for me as an agent?”

Karthi readily agrees and the Intelligence official tells him that they will start with Cambodia. Just when he is about to disclose Karthi’s code name, the teaser ends.

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Sardar Success Meet

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Karthi about the sequel for Khaidi

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Tamil actor Karthi scored a super hit with Khaidi and the film ended up as a cult classic and a remarkable film in his career. Even before the release of Khaidi, the team announced the sequel and the director Lokesh Kanagaraj is done with the script. But the project got delayed due to the commitments of Karthi and Lokesh Kanagaraj. Karthi is promoting Sardar and during the promotions of the film, he announced that the sequel of Khaidi will start rolling soon. “At any cost, the shoot of Khaidi 2 will commence next year. More details will be announced officially” told Karthi.

After the super success of Kamal Haasan’s Vikram, Lokesh Kanagaraj is rushed with offers. The director will soon direct Vijay and he also has the sequel of Vikram lined up. In this mad rush, the talented director too is in plans to shoot for the sequel of Khaidi. The pre-production work kick-starts after Lokesh Kangaraj is done with his work for Vijay’s untitled film.

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Sardar Pre Release Event

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Karthi responds about PS1 compared to Baahubali

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Baahubali will stand as a benchmark film in the history of Indian cinema. The film erased the barriers and performed well in each and every Indian language. The film opened doors and paved the path for big-budget films. Mani Ratnam’s dream project Ponniyin Selvan is releasing this month and the promotions are happening at a fast pace. The film is set in 9th century and will narrate the story of the Chola Kings. The Telugu pre-release event of Ponniyin Selvan took place in Hyderabad last night. The film was compared to Baahubali by the Tamil and the Telugu audience after the trailer was out.

Responding about the comparison, actor Karthi said “I have seen many people comparing the film with Baaubali. We already have one Baahubali and there are number of stories to be told for the audience. There are many heroes in the Indian soil. Ponniyin Selvan is a film that will impress everyone. Ponniyin Selvan is Mani Ratnam sir’s 40-year dream. Ponniyin Selvan is a best-selling novel for the past 70 years. It is a great opportunity to work with several stars. Ponniyin Selvan has adventure, romance and action” told Karthi.

Ponniyin Selvan is directed by Mani Ratnam and the film has Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, R. Sarathkumar, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj in the lead roles. Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions are the producers. The film releases on September 30th in all the Indian languages.

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PS-1 Movie Pre Release Event Set1

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Karthi about the sequel for Khaidi

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Khaidi stands as a cult classic in the career of Karthi. The film’s director Lokesh Kanagaraj and Karthi announced the sequel right after the release of Khaidi but the project got delayed because of their ongoing commitments. During the promotions of his recent film Viruman, Karthi responded about Khaidi 2. He said that the shoot commences early next year once Lokesh Kanagaraj is done with the shoot of Vijay’s project. There are also speculations that Lokesh Kanagaraj is keen to combine Vikram and Khaidi for a mega project.

Karthi stood away from responding about the film but he clearly hinted that Khaidi 2 starts rolling very soon. Kamal Haasan after the super success of Vikram is keen to kick-start the sequel for Vikram very soon. Lokesh Kanagaraj for now is completely focused on Vijay’s film. A clarity on this is expected very soon.

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It is a blessing to work with Jayaram: Karthi

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Showering praises on actor Jayaram, with whom he worked on director Mani Ratnam’s eagerly awaited magnum opus, ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, actor Karthi said that only Jayaram could be called an actor while Jayam Ravi and he were only at the ‘a’ of acting.

At an event where the first single of the film was recently launched, Karthi said, “Making this film was such an enterprising experience. Jayam Ravi, Jayaram sir and I were the only ones who have been together for the longest time for this film.

“It is a blessing to work with someone like Jayaram sir. Ravi and I would tell this to each other often. ‘Only he (Jayaram) is an actor and we are just at the ‘a’ of acting.’ Such a talent!”

“I won’t disclose the secrets but here is an interesting fact. The character Jayaram sir plays on screen — Nambi — is five-and-a-half feet in height. But Jayaram sir is six-and-a-half feet. To bring down his height to five-and-a-half feet, he has done something unimaginable in this film.”

Turning to Jayaram, Karthi said, “We are blessed sir.”

The first part of the two-part film, which is based on the classic novel ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ by legendary writer Kalki, releases on September 30 this year.

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‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is Mani Ratnam’s gift to younger generation: Actor Karthi

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Karthi, who plays ‘Vanthiyathevan’, one of the central characters in director Mani Ratnam’s eagerly-awaited magnum opus ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, says the film based on a novel by eminent writer Kalki is a gift to the younger generation.

Speaking at the teaser launch event of the film that was held at the Chennai Trade Centre on Saturday, Karthi said, “In our schools, we learn more about how we were colonised by foreigners. Yet, we keep calling ourselves Tamilians! If someone were to ask us what makes us great, many of us here wouldn’t know what to answer. We wouldn’t know how our kings were. How our kingdoms and their administrations were. But it is important that we learn all of these.

“There is a lot to say (about the kingdoms and the administrations then). Take for instance the Cholas. The Kallanai dam, which they built almost 2,000 years ago, is still intact even to this day.

“The Veeranam lake, which was providing water to Chennai to meet its drinking water needs, was built by them. Twenty kilometres in length and seven kilometres in breadth, the lake was built by the king who got his army to do that. Then, there is the famous Brihadeeshwarar temple or the Periya Kovil, which has no foundation but has a height of 216 feet.”

Continuing to give more details of the other achievements of the Chola kings, Karthi said, “Even foreigners would only navigate on the sides of a water body. It was the Tamilians who learnt about the existence of undercurrents and used it to travel across seas.

“To this day, many of Tamil Nadu government’s welfare schemes were all formulated by the Cholas. There are several facts like these. But people like us who flip videos in 10 seconds don’t have the time for them.”

Karthi concluded by saying: “Presenting it in the format of a movie is a gift that Mani sir is presenting to the next generation. You cannot create history without learning history.

“The younger generation is going to see this (film) and learn. When you watch the movie, you will be overcome by a sense of pride. And when you feel pride, you want to preserve it. When you strive to preserve it, you make progress. I thank Mani sir for this big gift.”

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All Roads clear for Khaidi 2

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Khaidi remains as one of the cult classics of Tamil cinema. The film featuring Karthi marked the debut of Lokesh Kangaraj as director. Soon after the release of Khaidi, the sequel was announced and the shoot was planned in 2021. Soon, Lokesh Kanagaraj bagged an opportunity to work with Vijay in Master and Karthi got busy with his commitments. With the duo busy with their projects, there was no discussion about Khaidi 2. Karthi also had a meeting with Lokesh Kanagaraj about the script of Khaidi 2 and he explained the massive expectations the film would carry.

Meanwhile, Lokesh Kanagaraj directed Kamal Haasan in Vikram and the film is declared as a blockbuster. The treatment of Lokesh Kanagaraj is the major asset for Vikram. The lead scenes for Khaidi 2 are linked with Vikram and Karthi is now all set for the sequel of Khaidi. All doors are now opened for Khaidi 2 and the project rolls very soon. Lokesh Kanagaraj and his team are working on the script. The shoot of Khaidi 2 is expected to start next year after Lokesh Kanagaraj completes his film with Vijay.

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Suriya and Karthi coming together for the first time

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Tamil actors Suriya and Karthi share a great bonding and they are quite busy with their respective films. The duo has been keen to work together and they are waiting for the right script. After the super success of Khaidi, Karthi announced Khaidi 2 and the film will be helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. The shooting starts after the release of Kamal Haasan’s Vikram which is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. The final script is locked and the latest news is that Suriya is roped in to play a crucial role in the sequel.

This will be a great news for Suriya and Karthi’s fans. Suriya heard the script recently and he gave his final nod. The schedules are planned currently and an official announcement will be made soon. Dream Warrior Pictures are the producers of this intense action thriller. Both Suriya and Karthi are shooting for back-to-back films.

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Naa Peru Shiva 2 Set For Release

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Naa Peru Shiva 2, an action drama featuring Karthi and Catherine Tresa in the lead roles is now gearing up for theatrical release.

KE Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green has announced that Naa Peru Shiva 2 will be released in theatres in January.

Naa Peru Shiva 2 is billed to be a proper action drama and it is directed by Pa Ranjith. The film is set for theatrical release this month.

Naa Peru Shiva was a big hit in the Telugu states and it remains to be seen if Naa Peru Shiva 2 will also get a similar reception from Telugu audience.

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Top Tamil actors focused on Tollywood

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Things changed drastically over these years in Indian cinema. The barriers of language are erased and the audience have been watching the films of neighboring languages. Telugu cinema is currently in the best phase and there are several pan-Indian projects made in Tollywood currently. Several Telugu heroes are even trying their luck in Tamil. After Tamil directors testing their luck in Telugu, now several top Tamil actors are eyeing a stable market in Telugu. Actors like Suriya, Karthi, Vishal and others have been planning simultaneous releases for their films in Telugu along with Tamil.

Now several Tamil actors are signing straight Telugu films to cement their position here. Tamil young Superstar Vijay signed a film in the direction of Vamshi Paidipally. Dhanush is teaming with Sekhar Kammula for a tri-lingual. Suriya is in talks with Boyapati Srinu for a straight Telugu movie. Vijay Sethupathi is a star in Tollywood after the release of Uppena. Several directors are holding talks with Vijay Sethupathi for a straight Telugu movie. All these films will have a simultaneous release in Telugu and Tamil. This is a good sign as the makers can make huge profits if the film ends up as a decent hit.

For now, Tamil actors shifted their focus on Tollywood and are joining hands with Telugu directors to expand their market.

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Karthi to reshoot ‘Sultan’

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The success of ‘Khaidi’ has given Karthi the confidence to pick up different stories. He may not do regular commercial potboilers henceforth. Buzz is that he has ordered his director to reshoot of his current film that also stars Tollywood’s hot favorite Rashmika Mandanna. Karthi launched ‘Sultan’ six or seven months ago but now the film is going for the reshoot.

The project is produced by Dream Warrior Pictures that also produced ‘Khaidi’. Bakkiyaraj Kannan of ‘Remo’ fame is directing the movie and Sathyan Sooryan of ‘Khaidi’ fame is handling the camera.

Karthi has asked the team to change the script and add scenes that are sensible. Rashmika may have to adjust her dates again for this film. She has already signed Allu Arjun’s film.

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Donga Teaser: Karthi back in Action

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Actor Karthi and Jyotika (Suriya’s wife) are teaming up for the first time for an action thriller which is titled Donga (Thambi in Tamil). Jeethu Joseph is the director and the teaser of the film is out today. The teaser is packed with action and Karthi plays an angry young man in Donga. The film is laced with a strong dose of sister sentiment. Karthi and Jyotika play brother and sister in Donga and Satyaraj plays other crucial roles.

Karthi plays a role with dual shades and the makers kept the audience guessing with the teaser as it is packed with suspense and a backstory. The film is shot across Chennai, Ooty and Goa. Viacom 18 Motion Pictures along with Parallel Minds Production bankrolled this action thriller. The film’s shoot is completed recently and the makers are in plans to release Donga in December this year. Govind Vasantha is the music composer.

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