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Saturday, February 28, 2009

'Dhaam Dhoom' opens big in USA

Cinematographer – Director Jeeva's last film 'Dhaam Dhoom' has opened well with rousing receptions in the United States of America. This is the first time a 'Jayam' Ravi film is doing so well in the States. After the film opened, Bharath Creations, the distributors for USA, have asked for four more prints to satiate the expectations that the film has generated.

'Dhaam Dhoom' is quite successful in retaining audience interest throughout and world-class cinematography, re-recording and art direction have helped the movie immensely. The movie has also been successful in garnering advance bookings.

'Dhaam Dhoom' is very clearly on the priority list of Tamil audiences in USA this long Labor Day weekend.

Another factor for this incredible response is that this is Jeeva's last film. The ace cinematographer-Director had captivated audiences with his earlier films '12B', 'Ullam Ketkume' and 'Unnale Unnale'.

Ravi ready to fire with 'Dhaam Dhoom'

Jayam Ravi is optimistic of ‘Dhaam Dhoom's’ fortune at the box office. The movie releasing this week-end, is loaded with action.

'We began ‘Dhaam Dhoom’ with great optimism. Cinematographer-director Jeeva led us. Unfortunately his untimely death during the shooting shocked every one of us. There were doubts whether the movie would ever be completed'.

However Jeeva's associate Manikandan stepped in and the movie is finally over.

” ‘Dhaam Dhoom’ is our tribute to Jeeva”, says Jayam Ravi.

Harris Jeyaraj's catchy musical score and the excellent performance from co-stars including Lakshmi Rai, Kangana Ranaut and Jayaram are the major highlights of the film, he adds.

'Dhaam Dhoom' – Releasing big as a tribute to Jeeva

Late Cinematographer - Director Jeeva's last movie 'Dhaam Dhoom' is opening big and this is the first time ever a 'Jayam' Ravi movie will be releasing with more than 200 prints.

According to reports, this is the first time the international market will be releasing a 'Jayam' Ravi movie with a number of prints. In fact, it is said that in some countries the film is releasing as big as a Vijay movie.

The reason behind this is supposedly because the movie has shaped up in a stylish and classy format. Background score by Harris Jayaraj and the cinematography is said to be mind blowing.

There's another fabulous news for the 'Dhaam Dhoom' team. The censors have given the film a clean U certificate and a notable highlight is that there has not been even a single cut even from the Malaysia Censor Board.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Jayam Ravi to enter wedlock

Actor Jayam Ravi will soon enter matrimonial bliss with Aarthi, daughter of Sujatha Vijayakumar, a television producer. Putting end to the rumors that went abuzz, both the families have mutually agreed for the marriage and will make the official announcement shortly. Considered as one of the handsome star in Tamil cinema, even after being in the industry for so long, Ravi never got into controversial gossips so far.

'Jayam' Ravi and Raja together made some super hit films like 'Jayam', 'M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi', 'Unakkum Enakkum' and 'Santhosh Subramaniam'. Aarthi's father earlier produced the film 'Veerappu' starring Sundar C. Editor B. Mohan being an industry person himself is happy to be associated with Sujatha it seems. He waved the green flag and the couple is all joyous to be united after two years of acquaintance. After completing the last schedules of SP Jananathan's 'Peranmai', the marriage date will be decided upon and announced to the media.

Monday, November 24, 2008

I want to FIGHT piracy – Jayam Ravi

The 'Jayam' Ravi starrer 'Dhaam Dhoom' is releasing this weekend and the actor had voiced his intent to do away with pirated VCDs and DVDs of the film. As reported earlier, Media One Global Entertainment, the producers of the film along with Tamil Thiraipada Padhugappu Kazhagam have come up with a novel way to fight piracy. A 24 hour anti-piracy cell with ten phone lines are to be opened soon so that the general public can call in to report anyone found with illegal VCDs or DVDs. It is not clear yet if the callers would be rewarded or not.

'Jayam' Ravi endorsing this move said, "There are no crowds to theatres to watch good quality movies these days. It is only for semi-pornographic movies with obscene elements that they prefer to come in private and watch in cinema halls. People should be made to be aware of the hardship this causes the film industry and hence help in cracking down the video buccaneers."

Clampdown of video piracy will surely bring back some crowds to theatres and relieve the film fraternity to an extent. But then it is not just the video piracy the lone reason for appalling the film industry. Exorbitant charges by multiplexes, badly maintained theatres and dreary themes are also the other deterrents as they indirectly encourage the escalation of the illegal VCD/DVD businesses.

This is something 'Jayam' Ravi and his fellow warriors against piracy should probably take note of if piracy can REALLY be killed.

The actor also expressed his willingness to join forces with other young artistes in coming up with innovative ideas to kill piracy.

Terminator in Kollywood

It is a coup of sorts. Ayngaran International and director Jananathan have managed to rope in the 6ft 5inches Austrian giant Roland Kickinger to

play the all-important villain’s role in Jayam Ravi’s action adventure Peranmai, being shot in the beautiful green Vagamon in Kerala and Dindigul and Kuttralam areas in Tamil Nadu.

Wondering who this Roland Kickinger is? He is the replacement for Arnold Schwarzenegger, currently the California Governor, who was earlier the most popular action hero in Hollywood, acting in mega hits like the Terminator
series. Roland is now playing the role of Cyborg T-800, made famous by Arnold, in the new Terminator Salvation (Terminator 4) releasing as the big summer release in May 2009 in the US.

Like Arnold, he is not only from Austria but also a body builder and won the Mr Universe title in 1995 and then moved over to Hollywood where he has done 20 odd films. Says Jananathan, who kept the participation of the Hollywood action hero a secret, “Roland is truly a top Hollywood action hero, and to have him as a part of Peranmai is a dream come true. One of the highlights of the film is the superb, action scenes between Jayam Ravi and Roland.”

Terminator joins 'Jayam' Ravi for 'Peranmai'

Tamil film audiences are in for a spectacular treat when the Jananathan-directed 'Peranmai' releases. The film starring 'Jayam' Ravi has successfully brought the present Terminator, Roland Kickinger to play the villain.


Roland Kickinger is the replacement to the famous Arnold Schwarzenegger for the now legendary Terminator series. Arnold Schwarzenegger is now the Governor of California and has bid adieu to acting. Roland Kickinger, also an Austrian won the Mr. Universe title in the year 1995 after which he worked for about twenty Hollywood films. Since he has the capacity to be mighty powerful on screen he has been cast as the replacement for big Arnie to play cyborg T 800 in Terminator 4 (Terminator Salvation).

Interestingly the star of the to-be-released Terminator 4, who stands six feet and five inches tall will play the villain of 'Peranmai' and probably will be bashed up by 'Jayam' Ravi. Should be a sight for sore eyes….

'Peranmai' is produced by Ayngaran International and has been shot in various locations including Kuttralam, Dindugal and certain parts of Kerala.