Surya with 500 dancers


Actor Surya along with Kajal Agarwal and 500 dancers is shaking a leg for a peppy romantic number for ‘Maatraan‘ in the scorching heat of Jodhpur. The team is shooting in a high temperature of 41 degrees in the desert.

The film that was initially slated for a summer release saw an indefinitely delay thanks to a tussle between FEFSI and TFPC.

‘Maatraan‘ is a high voltage action entertainer that brings back to big screen the hit combination of KV Anand, Surya and Harris Jayaraj who earlier delivered blockbuster ‘Ayan‘. This film has Kajal Agarwal as the lead lady.

‘Maatraan‘ that has some stunts captured with performance motion capture technology is touted to see Suriya in more than one dimension, with both positive and negative shades.

Suriya’s Maatraan shooting in Wai


Suriya is in news again with his Maatraan directed by K.V.Anand, the high budgeting movie ever in his career. The Ayan star is shaking legs with Kajal Agarwal, in director’s favourite place Wai, near Pune.

Maatraan team is exclusively shooting a romantic song in this prettiest place with Suriya and Kajal shaking legs. Wai is one of the most beautiful places in India that includes Mahabaleshwar, Dhom Lake, Krishna River and valley. Remember Wai was seen in Superstar Rajinikanth’s Sivaji directed by Shankar and Anand worked as cameraman for that film.

Kalpathi S Aghoram producing Maatraan is being a trustworthy film, as the makers are specially using performance capture technology for some of the action sequences. Harris Jayraj is composing music for this film, with duo expecting a hattrick after their combo in Suriya’s Ayan and Jeeva starrer KO.

Suriya not to introduce flag for fan club

“While I understand that fans are very very important to the growth of any actor, I don’t see any need to increase the number of fan clubs by introducing a separate flag or doing other things. I want to do different things in films alone,” said Suriya.
The actor was speaking to journalists in Chennai on Monday afternoon, regarding his recent release ‘7aum Arivu’. “There are mixed reviews for the film. But still it is huge success,” he said, adding: “I take positive and negative feedback with the same spirit.”

“Many ask whether Bodhidharman is really a Tamilian. Intense research was done by director AR Murugadoss before we commenced shooting for 7aum Arivu. So I don’t want to go further into that topic,” said the actor, who had played a Buddhist monk and a circus artiste in the movie.

On his forthcoming film ‘Maatraan’, directed by KV Anand, he said, “I feel gifted to bag such a role. It is no easy thing for any actor to do such a character. And I am happy to work with Anand after the super hit Ayan. Maatraan will be a complete commercial treat.”

Suriya celebrates his birthday at work

Suriya celebrated his birthday (July 23) on the sets of his KV Anand directed Maatran, which had kicked off a few days earlier.
The star spend his time till evening shooting for the film.
Surya said: “It was another day at work. I have just started Maatran where I’m back with KV Anand after Ayan. Too early to talk about it but it is sure to entertain the audiences.”

Meanwhile the star is all excited about his forthcoming sci-fi film 7am Arivu directed by AR Murgadoss.

Says Suriya: ” It is something totally different, where we have tried out something new within the formats of commercial cinema”.

On Saturday night, Suriya was at home celebrating his birthday with family and close friends.

Maatran from July 22

K.V. Anand’s pre-production for his upcoming film Maatran is getting completed now. The filmmaker and his writer team Subha have almost completed the final draft of script. The film is said to go on floors by July 22 and both K.V. Anand and Harris are taking off to Rome to compose tunes. This will be a unique trip as the duo will compose tunes travelling in a cruise sailing across the Mediterranean.

Harris Jayaraj usually prefers foreign trips to compose tracks for his albums and had his journey to London recently for ‘Nanban’ along with Shankar.

With the team of K.V. Anand-Harris spelling out consecutive hits in Ayan and Ko, the expectations have become huge with Maatran.

Movie Review: Ayan


Star-casts: Surya, Thamannah, Akshadeep Saigal, Prabhu and many others.
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Lyrics: Vairamuthu
Cinematography: M.S. Prabhu
Editing: Antony
Stunts: Kanal Kannan

Well, as Surya said, ‘It’s a film that’s been inspired vividly by the newspaper articles that every day glimpse and yet don’t focus on those stories’. Of course, it’s turn that we see them every time we see often. The film is about a big-time smuggler Doss (Prabhu) who has Deva (Surya) working under him. Deva goes about across all foreign countries smuggling pirated Film Videos, Gold, Diamonds and more… Deva has his sidekick Chitti (Jagan) accompanying him in all the conniving activities along with a deaf driver (Karunaas). Every time, they gear up with serious efforts for the collusive trip, cops are behind them. The opposite gang guy Kamalesh (Akashdeep Saigal) is the man on the opposite tracks.

However Deva manages to elope from their clutches without goods being seized. However, Goss doubts that the deaf driver happens to be a culprit in being an informer. Meanwhile, love blooms between Deva and Chitti’s sister Yamuna(Thamannah)….

At the point of intermission, it’s revealed that the culprit is none other than Chitti himself… Thus, created a riff between the love pair… But that’s about it? Definitely not, there goes a greater chill of roller-coaster ride in the latter part that will move you to edge of seats.

It’s a great performance by Surya who has lived under the skin of characterization. His looks and gestures a guy from North Chennai is a commendable one. Thamannah as usual brims up with cheeky and bubby looks. Akashdeep Saigal doesn’t get much to showcase in the first half. However, as Prithviraj did it in ‘Kana Kandein’, this guy starts up his show in the latter part of this film. Prabhu as Doss does a superb act while Karunaas as a deaf driver is mediocre on his show.

Musical score by Harris Jayaraj is top notching especially the songs ‘Vizhi Mudi’ and the first title song. Cinematography could’ve been better as the tones don’t catch up to be the best. Dialogues are enjoyable especially the lines uttered by Surya to Jagan about his sister prior to few minutes of intermission. Stunts choreographed by Kanal Kannan are mind-boggling.

K.V. Anand does a brilliant job with his gripping screenplay that will not let you turn or blink your eyes even for a second. On the whole, ‘Ayan’ is sure to rock the box office markets with a stupendous concept.