Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi 2021 with movie music

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The time couldn’t be more perfect to bring auspiciousness back to our lives by welcoming the remover of obstacles in our homes. This year Ganesh Chaturthi falls on September 10. So let’s ‘Shri Ganesh’ the celebratory spirit by listening to these top-notch Bollywood songs dedicated to Lord Ganesha. All the music videos are in the YouTube video below, simply fast forward to the track you want, or click the menu top right in the video. 1. ‘Mourya Re’ from ‘Don’ (2011) Featuring none other than Shah Rukh Khan, this song is a must-have for the Ganpati celebrations.The song captures the raw and real essence of the celebration in Mumbai — with music, dance, devotion and huge crowds. SRK aces the street-style look with a white shirt and a piece of religious yellow cloth tied around his forehead.Sung by Shankar Mahadevan, …

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Chennai News 20 August

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We from the Chennainews family wishes all of you celebrating a very happy and prosperous Lutchmee Pooja. However hopefully with Covid restrictions you will be observing this at home and not in crowded venues. Surprisingly I don’t see people here with the red strings.  We are also in the middle of Madras week celebrating 382 years on August 22nd. Madras day commemorates the founding of the city which was a collection of small villages, Madraspattnam being the most prominent. The Municipality is the oldest one in the commonwealth outside Britain. Normally we would have a number of events to celebrate this week but now due to restrictions it has toned down to a few online events.  Netrikann (third eye) is a Tamil movie on Disney Hotstar and stars Nayantara in the main role. Durga (Nayantara) a CB-CID officer loses her …

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Tamannaah – in pictures


Tamannaah Bhatia is an Indian Actress with a wide range of performances in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi films. She made her acting debut in Telugu cinema with “Sri” and in Tamil cinema with “Kedi”. Tamannaah has been a part of successful Tamil films including Ayan, Paiyaa, Siruthai, and Telugu films 100% Love, Baahubali: The Beginning, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion and many more. You will have seen Tamannaah in famous Bollywood movies like Humshakals and Khamoshi. Tamannaah Bhatia won the South Indian International Movie Awards for the movie “Tadakha” and won the CineMAA Award for 100% Love. Simone Ashley Chandrika Ravi Suhana Khan

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Chennai News 6 August

Wishing all the ladies in SA for Women’s Day on 9th August. Normally there are many programs organised on this day however not sure if this is so during Level 4. However, I was told by Lexy Shunmoogam that the SA Musicians against Covid19 and the SA Tamil Federation have organised an exciting two-day festival to mark this day. See poster for more info.  All eyes were on Phoenix yesterday however luckily by all accounts the march by the EFF went off peacefully. Well done to those people who spoke to EFF and managed to change the theme to a Solidarity March from the original one which was racist in nature. Hopefully peace will prevail and those people trying to create racial divisions will fail.  Navarasa: I am really looking forward to the Tamil web-series Navarasa on the Netflix OTT …

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Chennai news 23 July

I hope the situation is coming back to normal in SA. I am very impressed by the work done by many organisations and individuals during this time.I have a few extra copies of the North Arcot panjangam. If you want to purchase a copy then please email me at is time to kick start our businesses. One of the ways is to advertise whatever you are doing. With our very high readership and very reasonable rates it is worth advertising in our newsletter. You can advertise for a full year (52 weeks) for a cheaper price than a single one time advert in one of the local publications.  Please contact me if you want to advertise your business and services. I know not much is happening because of Lockdown however if you have any happenings personally or for your organisation to …

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WATCH: Never have I ever: the Season 2 review

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The very popular Netflix series – Never have I ever – has gained mainstream success in the US and around the world. In South Africa its currently trending in the South African Top 10. We think this should spur local film-makers to make a Southern African version. From the Hindu:: Most of us would have already binge-watched season two of Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher’s Netflix series Never Have I Ever by now – that’s just how lovable this show is. When was the last time we saw a film or series about a south Indian girl who grapples with tradition and western modernity, without it ending morbidly that is? The series, narrated by John McEnroe, follows Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), a straight-A student at a Sherman Oaks high school in California. She lives with her mother Dr Nalini Vishwakumar (Poorna Jagannathan) …

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Asin Thottumkal – Queen of South Indian Cinema who retired at the top

Asin Thottumkal

Rarely do you get a multi-faceted star who comes in, hits major stardom from her first film, and then gets married and quits acting – all before her 31st birthday. Such a character is Asin – so big that she doesn’t need a last name to qualify her any further. She was born in 1985 in Kochi, Kerala State, into a Syro-Malabar family. As a result she speaks 7 languages and is one of the rare few actresses that dubbed her own films in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Asin was to be named Mary, after her paternal grandmother. Her father however, named her Asin. She states that the ‘A’ in her name is from Sanskrit meaning “without”, and “sin” from English. Asin’s first movie was the 2001 Malayalam release ‘Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka’. Asin was just a teenager at …

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Sridevi’s daughter Jahnvi Kapoor: looking good in beige


Raising fashion goals, Bollywood star Janhvi Kapoor on Sunday treated fans to stunning pictures in a beige ensemble. The daughter of late legendary actor Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor is undoubtedly one of the leading fashionistas from the young generation in Bollywood and her latest post is proof of this. The ‘Dhadak’ actor hopped onto her Instagram handle and shared snaps from a recent photoshoot. In the pictures, the actor is seen striking a candid pose, while she looks off the camera. With her locks open, the actor personified beauty in a body-hugging beige dress that she accessorized with matching jewellery.Kapoor’s dress had a turtle neckline which hugged and complemented the actor’s perfectly toned figure.Celebrity followers including Manish Malhotra and more than 4 lakh fans liked the post within 48 minutes of being posted. View this post on Instagram A …

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‘Thespian’ Dilip Kumar laid to rest with full state honours

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Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, popularly known as Tragedy King, was laid to rest with state honours on Wednesday evening. For his huge body of work and remarkable contribution to Indian cinema, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray laid out special arrangements for the late actor’s funeral. Wrapped in tricolour, Dilip Kumar’s mortal remains were buried at Mumbai’s Juhu Kabristan. He also received a gun salute at his funeral.Dilip Kumar’s spokesman Faisal Farooqi even shared a video of police personnel draping the evergreen star in Indian Flag.Several videos and pictures of Dilip Kumar’s last rites have been doing the rounds on the internet, wherein we can also see several mourners gathered to catch a glimpse of the iconic actor for one last time. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, his son Abhishek Bachchan and director-producer Subhash Ghai were present at the funeral to pay their …

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Shilpa Shetty steals hearts, brings back 90s magic with ‘Chura Ke Dil Mera 2.0’

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The makers of the upcoming film ‘Hungama 2’ have finally released the first song from the film. The much-awaited track ‘Chura Ke Dil Mera 2.0’ featuring Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Meezaan Jaffrey will surely make you groove. Magic is what Shilpa Shetty and Meezaan Jaffrey have brought back to the screen with their sizzling chemistry in the revamped version of the 90s iconic song that originally starred Akshay Kumar and Shilpa. The peppy number sees the duo dancing their heart out at a party while recreating the same signature dance moves of the original song. Shilpa looks ravishing in the cheetah patterned red brick coloured dress while shaking a leg on the floor, showcasing her sensuous dance moves. On the other hand, Meezaan looks dashing in the black formal attire. The unmissable swag and Shilpa’s killer moves set the dance …

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