Thursday, October 8, 2009


Finally, Vijay’s ‘Vettaikaran’ is slated to hit the screens for Pongal 2010. It’s been a well known story that the film was supposed to get released for Diwali and literally got postponed due to last minute changes in shooting schedule. Now, the closer hands of trade analysts have mentioned that Pongal 2010 will have more releases. Ajith Kumar’s ‘ASAL’ directed by Saran will also hit the screens for the occasion. Actors Vijay and Ajith Kumar have been best rivalries at box office. It’s worth mentioning that both their films have been released on the same occasion (Thirumalai and Aanchaneya for Diwali 2003, Aadhi and Paramasivan for Tamil New Year 2006).

This time, it may get tougher for both the stars as they have got to deliver a successful film since their previous releases had witnessed unfavourable results. Apart from Vijay’s ‘Vettaikaran’ and Ajith Kumar’s ‘ASAL’, Karthi-Thamannah starrer ‘Paiyya’ is also getting released. Buzzes are that Silambarasan’s ‘Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya’ directed by Gowtham Menon may also release for the festive occasion.

Monday, October 5, 2009


One of the highly anticipated Tamil movie releases for Pongal 2009 is "Asal" with Ultimate Star Ajith playing the lead role. He is said to appear in a dual role in this movie. Director Saran has given multiple hits with Ajith earlier with films like "Amarkalam" and "Attagasam". Bhavana and Sameera Reddy are playing the respective heroines for dual role Ajith. Yesteryear actor Suresh, who made his debut with Panneer Pushpangal in early 80s, makes his comeback as a baddie in Ajith Kumar’s upcoming film Asal. Earlier, the actor had tried his luck donning villain role in Srikanth-Bhavana starrer Kizhaku Kadarkarai Saalai that left him unnoticed. But, the actor is overwhelmed with Saran’s offer since his characterization is as powerful as the protagonist.Asal will be released for pongal 2010. Ajith Kumar ‘ASAL’ that was supposed to get released for ‘Diwali’ is getting delayed. With all the fans eagerly awaiting for his release, producers of the film have confirmed that it will release in late 2009 or for Pongal 2010.Recently, the crew returned from Malaysia shooting few talkie and song portions. The next shooting schedule is slated to take place by September first week in London.Musical score by Bharadwaj may hit the stores somewhere in end of October or November 1stweek.Ajith's forthcoming movie is in limelight even before it has been released. In the latest agreement signed between the Indo-Russian Chanber of Commerce and Industries and Russian Union of Cinematography, South Indian films will be dubbed in Russian and be screened in Russia. Asal will be the first film that will be released simultaneously in Russia.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Yamaha India has attacked the 150cc bike segment once again with the launch of another variant of FZ16 after the success of FZ-S. This time the company has come up with a half fairing version of the Yamaha FZ16, which has been christened Yamaha Fazer. Yamaha Motors India has launched the 2009 model of V-Max in Indian market. V-Max is priced at Rs. 20,00,000.Yamaha also launched 3 limited edition variants of FZ Series. Fazer is powered by the same 153cc engine which powers the FZ16 & FZ-S, though i expected a new engine as the weight of Fazer is more than its siblings due to the front fairing. Power output is more or less the same. The air cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC engine which generates maximum power of 14 Bhp at 7500 rpm with maximum torque of 14 Nm at 6000 rpm. The 153cc engine of this bike is designed for the urban commute. The broad tyres, low center of gravity and high torque at low rpm makes it a breeze to drive in city traffic.

The bike has a more relaxed seating posture thanks to a little lifted handlebar which prevents fatigue and aids to the comfort for the backbone making it more comfortable for highway riding. The bike also carries the mid-ship muffler of the FZ series which concentrates weight close to the center of gravity for enhancing the control of the bike on high speed cruising. Paint job is top notch and the fit and finish exuberates typical Yamaha quality.The bike comes loaded with India’s fattest and grippiest rear MRF radial tyre (140/60-17) mated with a 100/80-17 for the front for acute cornering and solid grip on any type of tarmac.The bike is also loaded with a 7 step adjustable Monocross suspension of the FZ series which aids to the stability of the bike in a huge way and makes the bike a potent and stable performer. Yamaha has done away with the two tone seat cover for the Fazer. The bike now sports a carbon pattern all black seating skin and the seating is cushioned adequately to give one of the better and comfortable long rides.