Director Bala's 'Varma' was supposed to be actor Vikram's son Dhruv's debut project. The film, which was the official Tamil remake of Telugu blockbuster 'Arjun Reddy' was dropped due to difference of opinions between the producer and director. Director Bala was known as one of the realistic filmmakers in Kollywood. He has given multiple hits like Sethu, Pithamagan, Nandha, Naan Kadavul and Thara Thappattai. His films are regarded as the most original and are known to receive abundant praises from the critics. Bala has given career breakthrough for actors like Vikram, Surya, Arya, Vishal, Varalakshmi, Mottai Rajendran, Janani Iyer, Pooja and GV Prakash. Bala's 'Varma', according to the production team did not match exactly with the vibe of 'Arjun Reddy'. The film had the creative touch of Bala's style. Therefore, the film was eventually re-shot with a different director and there was a change in the entire cast and crew except Dhruv. Bala, who got completely upset with this, released a … [Read more...] about Bala-Dhruv Vikram’s ‘Varma’ Gearing Up For Release Soon?
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The popular formula in England in this, the aftermath era of such successful British bluesmen as Cream and John Mayall, seems to be: add, to an excellent guitarist who, since leaving the Yardbirds and/or Mayall, has become a minor musical deity, a competent rhythm section and pretty soul-belter who can do a good spade imitation. The latest of the British blues groups so conceived offers little that its twin, the Jeff Beck Group, didn’t say as well or better three months ago, and the excesses of the Beck group’s Truth album (most notably its self-indulgence and restrictedness), are fully in evidence on Led Zeppelin’s debut album. Jimmy Page, around whom the Zeppelin revolves, is, admittedly, an extraordinarily proficient blues guitarist and explorer of his instrument’s electronic capabilities. Unfortunately, he is also a very limited producer and a writer of weak, unimaginative songs, and the Zeppelin album suffers from his having both produced it and written … [Read more...] about Led Zeppelin I
John Moreland is sick of being called a sad bastard. He didn’t used to mind it much. At first, he actually liked it, because when he began writing 2013’s In the Throes, the first album that would garner the 31-year-old singer-songwriter any attention outside of his native Oklahoma, being a sad bastard was pretty much the explicit goal. “When I was writing that record, I was like, ‘I want to wreck people. I’m going to make all these motherfuckers cry,'” Moreland tells Rolling Stone Country, calling from his home in Tulsa. So when it worked, when people heard the album, a devastating, painfully romantic collection of songs with gut-punch titles like “Break My Heart Sweetly” and “I Need You to Tell Me Who I Am,” and promptly began to sob – at home, during his shows, while driving home from work – Moreland had no qualms whatsoever. “It’s what I was trying to do,” he says. But by the time … [Read more...] about How John Moreland Became Miranda Lambert’s Favorite Songwriter
JOSS STONE’S BRIEF LIFE ON EARTH sounds like the daydream of a high schooler in math class after a few lunchtime bong hits: Wouldn’t it be great if I got a record deal? And then maybe Elton John would have me sing at his Oscar party in Hollywood. And then I could duet with Mick Jagger and hang at the White House. and Tom Cruise and I could become friends; I could go over to his house for lunch. that would be so cool. That this all happened to a girl from Devon, England’s rural southwest county, who still doesn’t have her driver’s license is even more hallucinatory. “People are like, ‘Isn’t this crazy?”‘ says Stone, 17, as she lounges in a Los Angeles coffee shop. “I don’t know. I can’t really compare it to anything. I was fourteen when I got my [record] deal, and I’ve never had another job.” She thinks for a minute. “Well, I did baby-sit a couple of times.” Stone burst onto the scene … [Read more...] about Joss Stone: Soul Child
JIMMIE DALE GILMORE’S train of thought makes all the stops. During one memorable conversation two years ago at an espresso bar in his adopted hometown of Austin, Texas, Gilmore described how he wrote one of his best-known songs, “Tonight I Think I’m Gonna Go Downtown.” The story itself wasn’t much; he’d hit an impasse on the tune halfway through, and a guitarist friend, John Reed, helped him finish it. But the winding detours Gilmore took in telling the story were something else. For the better part of an hour, he waxed large on obscure Texas rock history (Gilmore was in the house band at Austin’s old psychedelic ballroom the Vulcan Gas Company); deep academia (he once studied logic and linguistic analysis with a guy who had studied under Bertrand Russell); Mark Twain (“He could say the most dark, true things in the world and still make it funny”); and the lack of comedy in his own songwriting (“My standards are too … [Read more...] about Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Vision Thing