Monday, December 28, 2015

A.R. Rahman organizes ‘Nenje Ezhu’ concert to cheer people affected by December floods in Tamil Nadu

In an attempt to cheer the people affected by the devastation of December flood music wizard A.R. Rahman has organized a musical concert to be held in Chennai on 16th January; Coimbatore on 23rd of January 2016) and for the first time A.R. Rahman will be performing Live in Madurai on 31st January, 2016. 

Briefing media about the concert A R Rahman said, “We have intentionally named the concert as ‘Nenje Ezhu’ concert because the devastative flood in Tamil Nadu has completely wrecked the state and people are still living in fear. Hence to cheer up the people of Tamil Nadu I decided to use my morale boosting song Nenje Ezhu…. From my film Dhanush starrer film MARYAN.”

He added, “We taken little creative liberty and altered few lines in the lyrics of the song Nenje Ezhu … to suit the Tamil Nadu flood devastation. The song is an excellent morale booster that not only cheers people but also peps up confidence and energy to face the odd conditions with smile and determination.”

Rahman informed that the concert is basically a fund raiser and a balm to give solace to the people by way of soothing music that could probably help in cheering the mood of the victims hit by the floods. The funds collected will be donated for the rehabilitation of flood victims. 

Besides AR Rahman heading the concert many more celebrated singers from South Indian film fraternity have extended their support to the concert and will be part of the noble cause. Singers who will sing in this concerts include legendary singers like SPB, Hariharan, Haricharan, Karthik, Benny Dayal, Swetha Mohan, Sasha Juanita, Blaaze and many others. 

“I have not performed in Chennai or Tamil Nadu much - I have probably done two or three concerts. I have performed in the U.S. more than here! Hence I think the concert would be unique and what’s more it will feature pure Tamil songs no Hindi songs,” Rahman quipped.

Ram Gopal Verma’s KILLING VEERAPPAN gets Thumps-Up from Amitabh Bachchan

After committing Hara-kiri with RAM GOPAL VARMA KI AAG filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma seems to be in his original avatar with his chilling crime thriller KILLING VEERAPPAN, a multilingual project being made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.

The trailer of the film has left star of millennium, Amitabh Bachchan spell bounded. Praising Ram Gopal Verma superstar Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, “The trailer of KILLING VEERAPPAN is pretty astounding!!”

Resounding to the compliment of Amitabh Bachchan, with whom Varma has worked in films like SARKAR, NISHABD and RAM GOPAL VARMA KI AAG, Verma in a lighter vain said, “Thank u Sarkar! I think with KILLING VEERAPPAN I really managed to pour some water on my Aag!

Everybody who is watching the trailer is going gaga over the movie’s captivating presentation and its realism. Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh too has praised the trailer. In his tweet he wrote, “What an outstanding promo of KILLING VEERAPPAN. RGV Sir your casting can’t get more real than this.”

Truly, the highlight of the movie is its lead actor Sandeep Bharadwaj, who plays Veerappan as he has striking similarity with the original dacoit. On being quizzed from where Verma discovered such a close looking actor Verma smiles, he says, “Actually Sandeep has no resemblance to Veerappan but real credit must go to my makeup artiste Vikram Gaekwad who transformed Sandeep into Veerappan.”

“However Sandeep deserves kudos for executing such a powerful performance. Sandeep is an aspiring youth from National School of Drama (NDA). After rejecting many actors I finally selected him to play the role of the sandalwood smuggler,” Verma informed. 

The other major highlight of the film is that Verma has cleverly roped in Superstar Rajkumar’s son Shivrajkumar to play the chief officer to hunt down Veerappan in the film. It may be remembered Kannada superstar Rajkumar, who was abducted by Veerappan. 

Verma says, “The prime reason to cast actor Rajkumar’s son Shivrajkumar was to create casting coup aspect, primarily because the real-life villain is being killed by the reel-life hero.