Grim side of Salman Khan

Grim side of Salman Khan

Chennai,May7(TruthDive): Salman Khan going to jail is of what use to me asks the widow of the slain man. As Bollywood and some in the South movie industry rooted for Salman Khan , wife of Mohamed Sharif the man who was crushed under the wheels of a car driven by a drunk actor is struggling to get one meal a day. TV channels had time only to film actors calling at the actor’s house and sympathy poured in from Bollywood actors and technicians. The reason that they said was that through an organisation called Being Human, Salman Khan has been doing humanitarian service and with Rs250 crores being invested on his flms, Bollywood will be badly hit. In view of this the Khan should be given a lighter sentence and some even wanted the court to let him off with a pardon. A music director tweeted that those who sleep on the streets are dogs and some of them die. Farah Khan tweeted that the conviction of the Star was like holding a train engine driver guilty of running over a person crossing the tracks. The dead man was sleeping on the pavement and not on the road is a fact that Khan overlooked. Malayalam film director Major Ravi blamed the cops for not driving out pavement dwellers. Malayalam-Tamil actor Suresh Gopi felt that more than the monetary loss to Bollywood, the conviction has given out a larger message to society.

As the cry to make Salman Khan a person targetted by courts for being a celebrity and that the man who was killed deserved to die, the widow says that after the death of her husband, family of the actor had promised her Rs10 lakhs. So far she has not recived a penny. She asks that by sending Salman Khan to jail is not going to help her life get better. The actor’s bodyguard who told the court that the actor was at the wheels and drunk had to go in hiding and finally died of TB. The driver of the actor springs up after a decade to take the blame on himself. Court asked the actor as to why this was not reported to the cops and why is the man still in his employment.

Suriya’s Masss audio on May 8

Suriya’s Masss audio on May 8

Chennai, May 4 (TruthDive) : Masss (Mass) starring Suriya in the lead is getting ready for a month end release. The audio of Masss is to be released on May 8. Masss is is an  horror – comedy directed by Venkat Prabhu. Masss has  Suriya and two lead ladies Nayantara and Amy Jackson alongwith Premgi in a major  role. Music is by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Incidentally it is the  50th movie for Editor Praveen.

On April 25th midnight,  the teaser of Masss was released online and on the next day it crossed two million hits on YouTube. The teaser has a clip from Singam which has Suriya saying the popular dialogue about his comeback and one from Thala Ajith’s  Mankatha which tells about the whole happening being a game controlled by him.

Eros International and Studio Green are jointly producing Masss. The film is shot fully in 3D format unlike earlier films that were shot partially in that format. Yesteryear hero Mohan was supposed to play the baddie and now Parthipan and Jayram are playing significant roles. Karunas, Seeman and Daniel Pope are the ghosts and the cast has Vidyullekha Raman along with Samudrakani.

Initially, the movie was to release in June after schools and colleges reopen. As the film shoot was wrapped up on April 19th the producers decided to release the audio on May 1st and go in for a mid-May theatrical release but things did not go as planned. Post production works took time with 3D effects being done simultaneously in Mumbai and Chennai.Masss is very crucial to Suriya after the debacle of Anjaan.

On the sidelines, remake of the hit Malayalam film, ‘How Old are You’ in Tamil with Jyothika in the heroine-centric role and produced by her husband Suriya is getting ready for release in May.

The film which created box office history in Kerala with Manju Warrier in the key role is titled 36 Vayadhinele and is directed by Roshan Andrews. A last minute addition was a song that runs during the end titles was shot featuring Jyothika.

Inside story of how Uttama Villain got released (stills)

Inside story of how Uttama Villain got released (stills)

Chennai,May 3(TruthDive): Uttama Villain saw the daylight thanks to Studio Green Gnanavel Raja. Around Rs 35 crores were outstanding towards Eros International and financier Jaswant Bhandari.

Uttama Villain was produced by Kamal Haasan under the banner of Raaj Kamal Films on a Rs 55 crore budget. Taking almost one year, Kamal Haasan held the overseas distribution rights and for Kerala. Thirupathi Brothers being on a downslide after Anjaan flop had borrowed heavily from the financiers by promising distribution rights.


Uttama Villain Chennai distribution was given to Abirami mall and Madurai to Anbu. Thirupathi Brothers did not anticipate Eros and Bhandari to pull off a last minute discord as it was agreed that the collections from theatres would go to settle their dues. As word spread around that the production house would face litigations,they decided to press the panic button. They blocked the company that was digitalising the movie from delivering the content till the dues were cleared.

As talks moved on, Chandrabose, brother and partner of Lingusamy ‘s Thirupathi brothers called his friend Gnanavel Raja. Raja, a cousin of actor Suriya and Karthi runs a distribution cum production company.  Raja had bought the distribution rights of Vai Raja Vai releasing on the same day of Uttama Villain. Raja in turn called his friend C V Kumar, YNot studios Shashikant and a few others and decided to buy out areas other than Chennai and Madurai and put on the table Rs 35 crores. This is Rs 15 crores more than the market price.  This was made possible only because Raja had trust in Bose.

Uttama Villain is expected to do well in urban areas but might fly over the heads of the mass audience. The two day non release of Uttama  Villain  has resulted in a huge loss.

Meantime,big ticket producers are facing trouble on the financial front. Ascar Ravichandran featured in an advt issued by IOB stating a list of properties that the bank has notified as those will be auctioned. A M Rathinam who lost money on Yennai Arindhaal was bailed out by Ajith who has given him another date for a new film.

Aishwarya Rai’s Jazbaa teaser ready

Aishwarya Rai’s Jazbaa teaser ready

Mumbai, May 2 (TruthDive): Director Sanjay Gupta is very excited as the much expected teaser of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s comeback movie Jazbaa is ready. With much excitement, the director tweeted on his Twitter page, “In all these years its the first time that my teaser is ready a month ahead of schedule. Now feeling totally restless. JAZBAA kab dikhaunga?”.

Fans of Aishwarya have to wait for one more month to watch the teaser, but, it looks Sanjay Gupta has ideas of showcasing the teaser of at Cannes 2015. Earlier, he tweeted, “Today I’ll be editing with the very talented Bunty Nagi the JAZBAA showcase for Cannes 2015. Very excited about this one.”

Aishwarya is a regular face at the red carpet of Cannes. 2015 Cannes begins on May 13 and carries on till May 24.

Aishwarya Rai is said to be playing a lawyer in Jazbaa, opposite Irrfan Khan, who plays a suspended cop. Shabana Azmi, Siddhanth Kapoor, Atul Kulkarni and Anupam Kher also form part of the star cast. Jazbaa that marks the comeback of Aishwarya after five years to the silver screen is scheduled to hit silver screens on October 9.

Uttama Villain fails to release in morning shows

Uttama Villain fails to release in morning shows

Chennai,May1(TruthDive):  The fans who arrived to catch the morning show of Uttama Villain were told by the theatres that they would have to wait for the noon show. No reason was given for the cancellation. The reason that is coming from the sources close to the production house is that the director Ramesh Aravind and actor Kamal Haasan had at the last moment decided to cut 15 minuts of the running time of three hours after the screening of the special show. Many celeberties who saw Uttama Villain  and were in awe  felt that the running hours needed to be cut down. Sources say that the cuts that were implemented had to be done across 1500 screens and this took time. The premiere shows in USA and Dubai went as usual.

Trade circles say that Thirupathi brothers the production house had borrowed money from many financiers promising distribution rights of Uttama Villain. Thangam cinemas had given Rs2 crore on the condition that it would be given distribution rights of Uttama Villain and as it was not given to them they moved the court which ordered the production house to give back the money with interest before April 28. Now another production house had given money to Tirupathi brothers and this money was to be cleared before the release. The production house which is closely linked with a top actor with whom Thirupathi brothers had once produced a film and burnt their fingers kept waiting and did not move the courts. As the film was ready for release and there was no move from Thirupathi brothers, the company decided to obtain a stay order. Thirupathi brothers are now in talks with the production cum distribution house to arrive at an amicable settlement.

The film had run into trouble with the theatre owners association President who owns Rohini theatre in Chennai. The President demanded Rs 50 lakhs as bribe to settle a dispute over Kamal’s Vishwaroopam and wanted Thirupathi brothers to pay Rs50 lakhs as compensation to the theatre owners association. Kamal had filed a complaint with the competetive commission alleging that theatre owners and distributors were functioning as a cartel and restricting free trade. Theatre owners association claimed that it had spend Rs25 lakhs on fighting the suit and distributors had spend Rs2 lakhs. Thirupathi brothers paid Rs2 lakh to the distributors association and Kamal withdrew his suit. A sum of Rs 25 lakhs that was given the theatre owners President was deposited with the association after multiplex theatre owners ganged up against him. VHP had gone to court seeking a ban on Uttama Villain and the plea was rejected. Media saw the film at a special screening today morning.

Cartoonist Gopulu is no more

Cartoonist Gopulu is no more

Chennai, Apr 30 (TruthDive): Gopulu 91 years  passed away at 7.30 pm yesterday. S. Gopalan born in 1924 is a Tamil illustrator and cartoonist, known for his work for the Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan.

Born in Tanjore in 1924, Gopulu spent his early years in the city. He studied at the Kumbakonam School of Art. In 1941, he came to Chennai looking for a job in Ananda Vikatan. There, he met the legendary cartoonist ‘Mali’, who commissioned a number of paintings for the magazine’s Deepavali special. It was not till December 1944, however, that Mali offered Gopulu a job at the magazine. (Mali was also the one who gave Gopulu his pen-name). In the course of the next twenty or so years, till 1968, Gopulu did political cartoons, cover designs and illustrated columns for the magazine.

As an illustrator, Gopulu worked on popular serials such as Thillana Mohanambal and Washingtonil Thirumanam. He is known for his work with the writer Devan for whom he illustrated the serial Thuppariyum Sambu in comics form. Devan’s bumbling detective is remembered in the form in which Gopulu first drew him. Gopulu also traveled with the writer Saavi in 1953-54, to Ajanta, Ellora, Delhi, Jaipur, Calcutta for a travel series.

In 1972, Gopulu started his own ad agency, Ad Wave Advertising. He designed the logo of the Tamil magazine Kungumam, and that of Sun TV too. Later, he quit advertising and began to work as a freelance illustrator for magazines such as Kalki, Amudhasurabhi, Vikatan and Kungumam.

Gopulu was given the ‘Kalaimamani’ award by the Government of Tamil Nadu on 26 November 1991. He is a recipient of the Murasoli Award and the M. A. Chidambaram Chettiar Award. In 2001 he was honoured with the lifetime achievement award as part of the inaugural function of the Indian Institute of Cartoonists in Bangalore.

Will Jaya TV spoil Vijay TV award function?

Will Jaya TV spoil Vijay TV award function?

Chennai,Apr23(TruthDive): Vijay TV’s 9th film awards scheduled to take place on April 25th at the Indoor stadium has run into trouble with the Tamil Film Producers council (TFPC) and the pro AIADMK channel Jaya TV. TFPC has asked Prabhu Deva and Brindha  who are choreographers of the show to pull out and caravan vans that were used during the rehearsals have left the venue due to pressure from TFPC. TFPC has asked the TV producers and actors union to not cooperate with the channel.
 With only two days to go Vijay TV is put on the burner. The face-off started with TFPC  asking Vijay TV to buy satellite rights of movies as it was cashing in on the award function using film industry’s actors and technicians. An official in charge of buying the movie rights in the Vijay TV skipped a meeting called by TFPC and later when he came there was an altercation in which in which he asked the council to apply the yardstick to Jaya TV too. News reached Jaya TV about this comment. The channel is not sure whether the word of mouth dikat by TFPC would be followed . Performers and other technicians  have already signed a contract.
The attendance of Stars is the key to the success of an award nite. Nadigar sangham the actor’s body has not not taken any stance on it. Vijay TV officials are trying a last minute effort to cool tempers and have the unofficial ban removed. Sources say that TFPC newly elected President came on the promise of championing the cause of the small budget producers who are in a majority. Big ticket films get ready buyers from top channels but small timers are left at the mercy of channels like Vijay TV and Raj TV. Many top brands are co-sponsor and Poorvika mobiles is the brand sponsor of Vijay awards,

Aishwarya Rai draws flak for advt

Aishwarya Rai draws flak for advt

Chennai, Apr 23 (TruthDive): Aishwarya Rai drew flak for her  advertisement issued by  Kalyan Jewellers has invited flak from social activists for being racist in nature. Meanwhile JoyAlukkas, a jewellery  showroom in the metro, has disputed the claim that the newly opened showroom of Kalyan Jewellers in Chennai is the biggest one in the World. To support the claim, JoyAlukkas issued full page advertisements with its owner displaying a certificate issued by Limca Book of World records certifying it as the biggest jewellery showroom in the World. Kalyan Jewellers had claimed that the new showroom that opened a few days in Pondy Bazzar , the hub of jewellery and textile trade in Tamil Nadu had 40,000 sqft showroom with 650 kgs of gold,the largest in the World.

Aishwarya Rai and her father –in-law Big B along with Nagarjuna, Shivraj Kumar , Prabhu ( all sons of veteran actors ANR, Rajkumar and Sivaji Ganesan respectively) threw open the showroom at a public function. From Kerala, actress Manju Warrier and Prabhu’s actor son Vikram Prabhu too were part of the opening ceremony. Huge crowds gave a rousing welcome to Aishwarya Rai and Bachchan. Later the actors were given a traditional Tamil Nadu style vegetarian lunch at Prabhu’s house.

Jewellery showroom’s in Pondy Bazzar are now opening outlets at the outskirts of Chennai and in other cities in Tamil Nadu to take on the new enterant Kalyan Jewellers. A business survey says that bulk of the buyers of gold jewellery are those who come from areas outside Chennai and other districts. The idea is to offer these buyers the same jewellery near to their homes. Tambaram a suburb in Chennai is fast emerging as the new commercial hub as it is easily accessible to many parts of  Tamil Nadu and saves time in travel and is not overcrowded. Dulquar Salman riding the wave of success with OK, inaugurated a jewellery store in Tambaram.

Kalyan Jewellers has earmarked Rs200 crore to open showrooms in suburbs like Adyar, Velachery, Anna Nagar and Chromepet. Its media blitz with actors in TV and print across all the South Indian media is a big hit. A print advt that came a day ago which showed Aishwarya Rai  as a queen and a black kid holding an umbrella over her head. In an open letter to Aishwarya Rai , published in the media and signed by many activists  said that it was racist in nature.

Aishwarya Rai through her publicist replied that the photograph that she had posed had no kid holding an umbrella and that it was blank. The creative team of the agency had added to it and she was not responsible for it and said that the matter has been raised with the agency and the client.

O Kadhal Kanmani lags behind Kanchana2

O Kadhal Kanmani lags behind Kanchana2

Chennai, Apr23(TruthDive):O Kadhal Kanmani directed by Manirathinam  surpasses Kanchana 2 worldwide but lags behind in India. According to box office figures available for Chennai, Kanchana 2 took a record opening in three days to touch Rs1 .31 cr while OKadhal Kanmani  collected Rs84.6 lakh only. Reports from Kerala and other States say that Kanchana faired better than OKadhal Kanmani. The surprise packet is that OKadhal Kanmani with Salman Dulquar and Nithya Menon , both popular actors of Malayalam cinema trailed behind Kanchana in Kerala. O Kadhal Kanmani however turned out to be a big hit with overseas Indians in USA as the Telugu and Tamil versions were well recieved. Premiere shows and regular shows together collected a total of Rs2.18 cr and taking into account this collection figures O Kadhal Kanmani pipped Kanchana2. OKadha Kanmani collected Rs8.7 cr and Kanmani fell short by a crore.

Trade is watching the battle keenly as after the weekend is over, the trend will continue with Kanchana going gungho or will OK overtake it in the domestic market. Kanchana2’s second half turned weak compared to the first half and it was panned by many critics while OK got a thumbs up from the media. OK’s tame climax has come under criticism from the young viewers in urban areas. Maniathinam has for the first time send a thankyou note to the media and issued a thankyou poster. The movie is distributed by Gananavel of Studio Green.

After two consecutive flops, Manirathnam had much going for O Kadhal Kanmani. Deviating from his earlier practice, he held a pre-release media conference and Suhasini stirred up a controversey by slamming the bloggers and those on social media and terming them as people with a mouse in hand and asked the media the qualified people to give reviews before other’s on the net came out. The film shot in a short span and not on a big lavish scale according to trade will make modest profits but might not be a blockbuster.

JIPMER PG Medical Entrance Exam 2015 notification

JIPMER PG Medical Entrance Exam 2015 notification

New Delhi, Mar 13 (TruthDive): JIPMER 2015 PG Medical entrance examination is an online examination and will be of  the standard of MBBS exam.

JIPMER 2015 PG Medical entrance examination will consist of 250 multiple choice questions (MCQs) and will cover all subjects. 

JIPMER PG Medical Entrance Exam 2015 details

Date of exam :31st May 2015

Timings : 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

Total no of questions : 250

Duration of exam : Three hours

Exam Syllabus

Basic Clinical Science

There will be a total of 100 questions from the following subjects:






Microbiology and Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

Clinical Sciences

There will be a total of 150 questions from the following subjects:



 Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Community Medicine










Emergency Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Blood Transfusion Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine

Candidates need to tick the right answer out of four options.

Candidates should not mark more than one answer.

Marking more than one answer will be considered as incorrect response and negative mark will be given.

Four marks will be awarded to each correct answer.

Question which is left unanswered will be given zero marks.

Negative marking of one mark will be reduced from the answer sheet for every wrong answer.

Important note

Candidates appearing for the entrance exam should have their call letter.

Candidates without call letter will not be allowed to enter the exam hall.

Candidates should report half an hour before the commencement of the examination failing which may lead to disqualification of candidates from the particular examination.

Important date

Date of entrance exam- 31st May 2015

For more details candidates may visit the official website at wishes all the best to all candidates!