Here’s a recap of the significant stories in entertainment across Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada films, and sometimes the odd television series as well.
Yash, the KGF star, announced that his upcoming film is titled Toxic with a title reveal video. Directed by Geetu Mohandas, the film introduces Yash in a unique avatar, set against a backdrop of flames and anti-heroes. The tagline, "A fairy tale for grown-ups," hints at a mature storyline. The release date is set for April 10, 2025. This collaboration with Geetu Mohandas adds anticipation to Yash's post-KGF endeavors.
Producer Naga Vamsi announced the release date for Guntur Kaaram's second single, describing it as a "Super romantic coffee." The music director, Thaman S, teasingly adding a "#SugarCube," indicates an cool romantic composition. The single is scheduled to be released on December 11. Starring Mahesh Babu, Sreeleela and Meenakshi Chaudhary in main roles, the film is set to hit screens on January 12, 2024.
Jayaram takes on an intense role in the medical thriller Abraham Ozler. Directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas, the film delves into a retired police officer's pursuit of justice in the aftermath of a mysterious medical crime. The release date is set for January 11, 2024, with Mammootty set to appear in a cameo.
Varun Tej's much-anticipated Hindi debut, Operation Valentine, featuring Manushi Chhillar, undergoes a release date shift from December 8, 2023. The film, portraying Varun as an Indian Air Force pilot and Manushi as a radar officer, is a Telugu-Hindi venture directed by Shakti Pratap Singh Hada.
After a four-year hiatus, Rahul Ravindran returns to the director's chair with The Girlfriend. The film explores toxic relationships, starring Rashmika Mandanna in the titular role. The makers release a montage capturing the first day of shoot. Produced by Sreenivasa Kumar Naidu, Vidya Kopineedi, and Dheeraj Mogileni, with music by Hesham Abdul Wahab, The Girlfriend promises a gripping narrative.
The teaser for Malaikottai Vaaliban, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, teases audiences with Mohanlal's rugged avatar. The period action film, slated for release on January 25, 2024, features an ensemble cast including Sonalee Kulkarni, Hareesh Peradi, Danish Sait, Manikandan R Achari, and Hariprashanth Varma. Produced by multiple banners, including John & Mary Creative Century Films and Yoodlee Films, the teaser cleverly maintains suspense, building expectations for the highly anticipated project.
The first look of Ashika Ranganath as Varalakshmi in Nagarjuna's Naa Saami Ranga was released, portraying grace and charm. The glimpse teases a delightful interaction between Nagarjuna and Ashika, creating anticipation for their on-screen chemistry. With MM Keeravani's magical background score, the film is set to release during Sankranti in 2024.
The trailer for the Tamil movie Kannagi was released earlier this week. The film explores societal challenges faced by women in love and marriage relationships. Directed by Yashwanth Kishore, the film features Keerthi Pandian, Ammu Abhirami, Vidya Pradeep, and Shaalin Zoya. The movie is set to release on December 15.
The trailer for Jorugaa Husharugaa, a Telugu rom-com featuring Viraj Ashwin and Pujita Ponnada, gives a glimpse into the urban love story. Scheduled for theatrical release on December 15, the film, directed by Anu Prasad, explores the complexities of love, family, and career. The film features Praneeth Muzic's musical compositions and Marthand K Venkatesh's editing.
Karthi's comic caper Japan is set to stream on Netflix from December 11. The film, directed by Raju Murugan, features Karthi in an unconventional role. The film also stars Anu Emmanuel, Sunil and KS Ravikumar in prominent roles. The film is set to stream in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada languages.
The character poster for Naveen Chandra from Satyabhama reveals his role as Amarendhar. Directed by Suman Chikkala and presented by Sashi Kiran Tikka, Kajal Aggarwal plays the titular character Satyabhama while Prakash Raj stars in a supporting role. The makers are yet to announce the release date of the film.
Jayaraj's Kadhikan, starring Mukesh and Unni Mukundan, releases its trailer, offering a glimpse into a unique storyline. The film revolves around Mukesh, a Kadhaprasangam rhetorician, who is sought out by a teacher, played by Unni Mukundan. Together, they navigate the intricacies of art and relationships, making it an intriguing narrative. Set to release on December 15, Kadhikan promises a thought-provoking cinematic experience.
Krishnam Pranaya Sakhi, featuring Golden Star Ganesh in his 41st film, concludes shooting. Directed by Srinvas Raju, the film shot in various locations promises a family-oriented narrative. With music by Arjun Janya, cinematography by Venkat Prasad, and editing by K M Prakash, Krishnam Pranaya Sakhi is currently in post-production. The film marks Ganesh's first collaboration with director Srinvas Raju and marks Malavika Nair's debut in Kannada cinema.
Biju Menon recently wrapped up the shooting for Thundu, directed by Riyas Shereef. The film reportedly casts Biju Menon as a cop and also features Shine Tom Chacko, Unnimaya Prasad, and others. Thundu, a promising venture with Vishnu Vijay's music, is now in the post-production stage.