Suriya to join Hari for fifth time!


Suriya and director Hari, who has earlier delivered hit films such as Aaru, Vel, Singam and Singam 2 is said to be joining hands for the fifth time.

Suriya, who is currently shooting for Lingusamy directing Anjaan in which he is pairing opposite Samantha, will be joining Venkat Prabhu after Anjaan. If sources are to be believed Suriya-Hari’s next film will kick start after Hari wraps his Poojai with Vishal and Shruti Haasan in lead roles.

Suriya will be producing his untitled film in Hari’s direction on his 2D Entertainments banner. However, an official announcement regarding this yet-to-be-titled film is expected sometime soon.

Meanwhile, Suriya’s Anjaan is aiming for August 15th release.

‘Singam 2’ teaser released


The teaser of Suriya-starrer Tamil action-drama “Singam 2” released yesterday (Thursday)evening.

“We will release the teaser online today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. Initially, we had plans to have an official launch, but we scrapped the idea later,” a source from the film’s unit said.

“Singam 2” is directed by Hari Gopalakrishnan, who had also helmed the superhit prequel “Singam”, which also featured Suriya.

The sequel also features Anushka Shetty, Hansika Motwani, Vivek, Santhanam, Radha Ravi, Vijay Kumar, Nassar, Lakshmi, Srinivasan and Anjali.

This will be Suriya’s fourth film with director Hari. They have previously collaborated for films “Aaru” and “Vel” besides “Singam”.

“Singam 2” is produced by Prince Pictures and has music by Devi Sri Prasad. It is scheduled to release June 14.

Hari – Suriya combo the film will go on floors by mid-of-2011

The duo combo Suriya-Hari has already succeeded with flying colors after the hat-trick success of Aaru, Vel and recent release Singam.
The recent buzzes are that they will be back together again for another commercial entertainer. According to the sources it has been revealed that Hari will direct Suriya and the film will go on floors by mid-of-2011.

Hari is now busy shooting for his next film Vengai that has Dhanush and Thamannah in lead roles with Raj Kiran performing a prominent character. Devi Sri Prasad scores music for the film with cinematographer Vetri joining hands with Hari for the first time.

It seems that Suriya after completing A.R. Murugadoss’ Ezham Arivu with Shruthi Haasan will start shooting for his next film to be directed by K.V. Anand. They had earlier worked together for the blockbuster movie Ayan. This untitled film will be a big-budget flick to be produced by Kalpathy S Agoram under the banner name of AGS Entertainments.

By the time, both Hari and Suriya complete their respective project, it will be July 2011 and then it will be the right moment for the duo to start their project. The details about the producers and crewmembers are yet to be confirmed.

Vel Review

Cast: Surya, Asin, Vadivelu, Kalabhavan Mani, Lakshmi, Raj Kapoor
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Direction: Hari
Production: Sri Rajakaliyamman Media ltd., Mohan Natarajan
Here is yet another South bound action movie with director Hari’s style. The director has presented a racy film that proves to be a perfect entertainer, which has action, sentiment and romance in the right proportions. But at the same time the film looks like the mixture of Hari’s old versions Ayya and Thamirabharani in most of the parts. However, the director has succeeded in giving a racy entertainer with all required ingredients.

The story starts with a family, which has twin children, being separated with one child. The separated boys grow up in different environments. One grows in Chennai becomes an officer (Vasu) in a private investigative agency and the other grows in Dindukkal becomes a typical rusty young man (Vel). Meanwhile Vasu falls in love with a television hostess ‘7 Up’ Swati (Asin). At the same time Vel is given a tough time by Sankarapandi (Kalabhavan Mani), a former minister and local strongman, who has his own axe to grind. The twins meet, swap their roles and unite to fight the villain in a different way.

Surya in a dual role as an angry young man and a cool city guy with a comic sense has pitched in with yet another fantastic performance. Particularly his action packed performance in Vel character steals the show. Though there is no much difference in the get ups, he has got into the skin of both the characters adopting different body language and dialogue delivery techniques. His onscreen chemistry with Asin clicks once again just like his previous film with her – Ghajini.

Vadivelu is surely an asset to this films story and helps the viewers to relax in many scenes of this action cum sentiments packed movie – especially the ‘tea shop’ scene. Asin, with a typical ’soda butti’ is looking very cute, particularly in the song sequences. Kalabhavan Mani is the usual villain you have seen in many similar films with his trade mark loud act. Lakshmi, Raj Kapoor and Charan Raj also done their part well.

There is nothing special in Yuvan’s Music. The Switzerland dream song will bring the title track of Ghajini back to the viewer”s minds. It is the brisk pace of the film, which makes it a racy entertainer. It seems that the director safely has ridden with known subject and he has been successful. The way he has handled the story of the film is commendable. For Hari, ‘Vel’ is another successful action masala flick like ‘Saami’