M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story is a 2016 Indian biographical sports film written and directed by Neeraj Pandey. It based on the life of Indian cricketer and the current ODI and T20I captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput as Dhoni, along with Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, and Anupam Kher. The film chronicles the life of Dhoni from a young age and the series of life events that finally culminates to his stardom in the realm of cricket.
The idea of the biopic was put forward by Dhoni’s manager, Arun Pandey, after encountering an incident at an airport after the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final. Development began two years later, with the consent of Dhoni. Neeraj Pandey was later approached to helm the film while he was working on Baby. Pandey recruited a number of people for researching into Dhoni’s background and his life events. Dhoni eventually became a consultant on the film
The film was released on 30 September 2016 by Fox Star Studios and received the widest release ever for a Bollywood film across 61 countries. In addition to being released in Hindi language, it was also dubbed in Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi languages, although the Marathi release was later cancelled due to opposition. Upon release, the film became a critical and commercial success. It is currently the fifth highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2016 in India with ₹1.16 billion (US$17 million)
Hello Naan Pei Pesuren (English: Hello, This is ghost speaking) is a 2016 Indian comedy horror film written and directed by S. Baskar and produced by Sundar C., under the banner Avni Cine Makers. Music composed by Siddharth Vipin, cinematography handled by Gopi Amarnath and editing done by N. B. Srikanth. Vaibhav is playing male lead. Oviya and Aishwarya Rajesh are the two female leads. VTV Ganesh and Karunakaran are also doing key roles. According to the plot, the hero interacts with a ghost-spirit when he accidentally finds a ‘Horror-filled’ mobile phone. The film released on 1st April 2016 to positive reviews from critics.
Ammani is a 2016 Indian Tamil-language drama film written and directed by Lakshmy Ramakrishnan. It features herself, Subbalakshmi and Nithin Sathya in the leading roles. The film, produced by Ven Govinda, released on 14 October 2016.
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru (English: GOD is there, Kumar) is an Indian Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by M. Rajesh and produced by T. Siva. The film stars G. V. Prakash Kumar, Nikki Galrani and Anandhi in the leading roles, while Prakash Raj and RJ Balaji play supporting roles. The film began production during March 2016, and will be released during November 2016
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada (English: Fear Is Foolishness) is an Indian Tamil action-romance film written and directed by Gautham Menon. The film stars Silambarasan and Manjima Mohan in lead roles. Initially titled as Sattendru Maarathu Vaanillai, the film is a love story that enters a violent action space.
Principal photography commenced in November 2013, however, in June 2014, filming schedules were postponed until Menon completed his other project Yennai Arindhaal (2015) with Ajith Kumar. Filming recommenced on 21 February 2015, majority of shooting was done in Chennai, India. The film features film score and soundtrack album composed by A. R. Rahman, with lyrics by Thamarai. It is simultaneously made in Telugu as Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo with Naga Chaitanya and Manjima Mohan in lead roles. The film was released on 11 November 2016 to positive reviews.
Lailaa O Lailaa (abbreviated as LOL) is a 2015 Malayalam language Indian spy action film directed by Joshiy. It stars Mohanlal and Amala Paul in the lead roles alongside a supporting cast of Sathyaraj, Joy Mathew, Sreerag Nambiar, Rahul Dev and Kainaat Arora. Bollywood screenwriter Suresh Nair debuted in Malayalam as writer in the film. The original soundtrack and background score were composed by Gopi Sunder.
Kodi (English: Flag) is a 2016 Indian Tamil-language political thriller film written and directed by R. S. Durai Senthilkumar and produced by Vetrimaaran under his banner Grass Root Film Company. The film stars Dhanush, Trisha and Anupama Parameswaran, along with S. A. Chandrasekhar and Saranya Ponvannan. Dhanush, who produced R. S. Durai Senthilkumar’s previous two films, Ethir Neechal and Kakki Sattai, will be playing dual roles for the first time. The film’s music and background score were composed by Santhosh Narayanan, the cinematography is performed by Venkatesh S. The film was simultaneously dubbed in Telugu as Dharmayogi, which released one day after the Tamil version. Upon release the film opened to positive reviews from critics as well as audience praising Dhanush’s and Trisha’s performance.
Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum (English: Fish Gravy and the Clay Pot) is an Indian Tamil fantasy comedy film written and directed by Amudheswar and produced by Dushyanth Ramkumar. The film stars Prabhu, Kalidas Jayaram, Ashna Zaveri and Pooja Kumar in the lead roles. Principal photography of the film commenced on 20 November 2015 in Chennai
Kadalai (English: Nut) is an upcoming Indian Tamil comedy film directed by P. Sagayasuresh, starring Ma Ka Pa Anand and Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead roles. Featuring music composed by C. S. Sam, the film began production in early 2015 and was released on 29 October 2016