Yuva – The Mani Ratnam Extravaganza :
Rumours in air that the latest Mani Ratnam flick is named as Yuva in Hindi. *ing Abishek, Vivek and Ajay Devgan it has been put to hold and the crew awaits Vivek’s healing from the unfortunate accident on the banks of hooghly river in kolkatta.
As a measure to cut the production costs, Mani bounced back from the shock of Vivek’s accident and started shooting Ayudha Ezhuthu. Leaving no room for any newsleaks to the media, the shooting takes place in an anonymous place in chennai. This is Mani’s way of functioning from the beginning of his career.
Abhishek Bacchan plays the brat in Yuva while the same role is performed by the hot drool-stuff Madhavan in tamil. Ajay Devgan is again getting a role of his career as an intellectual rebel. In a rediff interview he describes his character as strong, energetic who thinks he can bring a change in society. That role is supposedly done by Surya in tamil. Boys fame Sidharth plays the role of Vivek Oberoi in the tamil version.
After burning his fingers in the Sandiyar controversy, it is believed that Kamalhassan is following the footsteps of Mani to cut the media from the shooting spot to avoid any more pack-ups. Kamalhassan is shooting Virumandi aka Sandiyar in the campa-cola campus located in guindy where a major part of Rajni’s Baba was shot.
P.S: The wait is over and Vivek starts shooting from Sep 9th. But he would take up Yuva during october because he isn’t still fit to take up the action scenes. Also MR has planned to have no songs in Yuva. Much to the talks going on, he doesn’t have to follow the Ram Gopal Varma’s way. For already he had thoughts of making movies with no songs during Alai Payuthey’s time.
Reading – The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. It is a riddle-filled, code-breaking, exhilaratingly brainy thriller.
Listening – All That She Wants and Cruel Summer by Ace of Base.
Watching – Tempation Island 3 in FOX. Horribly sick show but it’s still tempting. Reality TV you see.