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At the mahurat of Chachi 420 (1997), people were surprised to hear the soulful strains of the nadaswaram, a double-reed wind instrument from Tamil Nadu, emerge from nowhere as the film’s leads Kamal Haasan and Tabu performed a scene. The setting was a temple and Haasan and Tabu’s characters had just gotten married. Later, to the surprise of everyone present, it was revealed that the music was provided by Haasan himself, who had trained in ventriloquism for a role.
Before making inroads into Bollywood to become India’s first female superstar in the 80s, Sridevi was already the darling of South Indian cinema in the 70s. She won accolades even as a child artiste debuting at the age of 4 in ‘Thunaivan’ and received a Kerala State Film Award for best child artiste for her performance in the Malayalam film ‘Poompatta’.However, it was truly Sridevi’s choice of films and acting prowess as the leading lady in regional films that cemented her position in Indian cinema.Here’s a glimpse at few of her most memorable performance in South Indian films, including Tamil and Telugu. If you’re favorite is not in this list, do leave us your comments below.
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With just a month left before the implementation of Finance Ministry’s proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act, a delegation led by Censor Board of Film Certification Pahlaj Nihalani met Maharashtra Chief Minister at his residence to discuss the 28 per cent tax which is to be levied on cinema tickets under GST.
Bollywood has shown us one too many times that not all relationships are meant to be. Even the strongest of couples have ended up breaking their relationship, thus leaving us in shock and dismay. It becomes all the more surprising because we have seen these couples share happy moments together and listened to their lovely stories of love and friendship. Alas, that is life and it goes on. However, let us take a peek into some of the happy times shared by three ex-couples during some of their happier moments. Watch and get nostalgic, as the bitter-sweet memories unfold!
Amid rumours that Shruti had a role to play in father Kamal Haasan’s break up with his live-in partner of 13-years, Gautami, here comes a clarification from the actress’ side. Setting the records straight, Shruti’s spokesperson today released a statement that read as “Shruti has never commented on anyone’s personal life and their decisions. Recommended Read: Kamal Haasan slams media reports, says didn’t issue any statement on his split with Gautami!
(Photos: Facebook | Facts: Wikipedia)The South Indian Cinema collectively refers to the four film industries of South India: the Tamil, the Telugu, the Kannada and the Malayalam film industries. Based in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Kochi respectively, the largest industry out of the lot are the Tamil and the Telugu film industries. As of 2013, they were responsible for 55% of all film revenues in South India. The industry is regulated by the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce. Here’s listing the top 10 South Indian actors, in no particular order, who are the highlight of this industry.