Reminiscing the events of 2011

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Sunday, Jan 01, 2012

Reminiscing the events of 2011


1.   Actress Meena gave birth to a girl child in Chennai Hospital. 

2.   Lyricist Vairamuthu’s book with thousand lyrics was released and the event was conducted in Chennai.  Chief Minister Karunanidhi released          the book.  Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan received the first copies.

10.   Small screen and silver screen comedy actress Shobana committed suicide.

          Actress Bhagyanjali who came from Kerala to act in Tamil movies filed a police complaint against villain actor Velu for harassing her.
14.   Chief Minister Karunanidhi announced MS Subbulakshmi award for Isaignani Ilayaraja.

27.   The central government announced the Padmabushan award for playback singer SP Balasubramanian.

28.   Tamil Nadu government announced the Kalaimamani award for actors Surya, Tamannah and Anushka.
          Actress Ranjitha appeared in the Bangalore court and gave a confidential statement about alleged intimacy with Nithyananda.


6.   Actor SV Sekar joined Congress party.Popular playback singer Malaysia Vasudevan passed away. 


23    Malayalam actress Jyothirmayi filed a petition in the court seeking divorce from her husband.

24    Awards were presented to SP Balasubramanian, actress Thabu and actor Jayaram.

26     Actor Vijay’s people association announced support for ADMK in assembly election. 

30    Hindi actor Shiny Ahuja was sentenced to 7 years of jail by Mumbai court on charges of sexual assault against



3.   There was stone pelting on actor Vadivelu in the Kamudhi bus stand for campaigning in favor of DMK.

6.  Actress Sujatha passed away in Chennai.

12  Actor Vikram was selected as the UN organization’s representative for the youth.

13.   Kerala high court dismissed the complaint filed against Kannada actress Jayamala on charges of touching the Iyappa deity’s idol.

14.    Popular playback singer Chithra’s mentally challenged daughter died after she drowned in a swimming pool.

27.   Actor Vikram started a new association by name ‘Pachchai Puratchi’.  As initial move he made a plan to plant 1 lakh trees all over Tamil Nadu.
Actor Kamal Haasan said that the Tamil and Telugu cine world should join hands in taking up international cinema cum commerce.  
Marriage between Malayalam actor Prithviraj and BBC reporter was conducted confidentially.

29 Director K. Balachander was awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke award.
The shooting for Rajini starrer ‘Raana’ commenced in AVM studio.
As soon as ‘Raana’ shooting started Rajini’s health deteriorated and he was admitted to the Isabella Hospital in Chennai.
Actor Ajit announced that he is dissolving his fans club to everybody’s surprise.  The erstwhile Chief Minister Karunanidhi mentioned in a statement he released about why it irritates many people if his family members involve themselves in cinema.



14. Rajini who was admitted due to ill-health in Isabella Hospital in Chennai, was shifted to Ramachandra Hospital, Porur.  He was shifted to the      intensive care unit.

17   Doctors conveyed that full treatment for respiratory problem and Kidney trouble was being given to actor Rajinikanth.

17 Actor Vadivelu’s farmhouse was ransacked.  

19   The 58th national film awards were announced.  Award for best actor went to Dhanush for ‘Aadukalam’ and best actress award went to Saranya  Ponvannan for ‘Thenmerku Paruvakaatru’. Tamil cinemas bagged 14 national awards.  The movie ‘Aadukalam’ alone received 6 accolades.  ‘Thenmerku Paruvakaatru’ received 3 accolades.  ‘Enthiran’ received 2 accolades.


3.   The actor Karthi – Ranjani marriage was conducted in Coimbatore.

  Director Selvaraghavan’s second marriage happened in Chennai. The bride’s name is Geethanjali.

15   Actor Rajinikanth was discharged from Singapore Hospital.  He contacted Chief Minister Jayalalitha over phone and told that she saved Tamil masses.  He consoled Karunanidhi over phone following his defeat in the election.


7   Chennai Family Welfare court awarded divorce to Prabhudeva Ramlat couple.

13   Rajini came back to Chennai after 46 day visit to Singapore.  Fans gathered in huge numbers in the airport and welcomed Rajini.

25   Veteran Tamil actor Ravichandran passed away.

26    Tamil Nadu government announced that tax concession would be given to Tamil cinemas not alone if it gives a Tamil title but also if it abstains from violence and obscenity.  

27   Actress Vanitha’s second husband Anandraju separated from her. 

28    Actor Ajay who starred in the movie ‘Ambuli’ committed suicide due to love failure.


1   Retired bank officer Palaniappan filed a police complaint against actor Vadivelu in land scam case.8        Reports went abuzz that Nayanthara converted to Hinduism to marry Prabhudeva.

14   Popular Hindi actor Shammi Kapoor passed away.

25   Actor Vijay made personal visit and greeted Anna Hazare following his fast in Ramlila ground.


The second marriage of music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja was conducted in Tirupathi.
9     Veteran actress Gandhimathi passed away due to cancer.

13  Actress Vichitra’s father was murdered by masked robbers in the farmhouse near Sriperumbudur.

15   Glamour actress Sona made a sensational charge against SP Charan, son of SP Balasubramanian on grounds of molestation.

21      An engineer by name Prabhakaran filed a police complaint on lyricist Snehan for abducting his wife.29  Rajinikanth who recuperated after the illness for the first time participated in the felicitation conducted for SP Muthuraman.


20    Good old comedy actor Loose Mohan filed a complaint that his son was denying him food and neglecting him.

27   Actress Manorama was admitted to the hospital following ill-health.

31     Shakthi Smruthi marriage was conducted in Chennai.


1. Isaignani Ilayaraja’s wife Jeeva passed away.
   Doctors conducted surgery in the head for actress Manorama.
   The Sivaji Ganesan grandson Dushyanth was married to Abhirami.

16    Actor cum DMK MP Riteesh Kumar was arrested and remanded in prison following a land grabbing charge.

19    Aishwarya Rai gave birth to a girl child in Mumbai hospital through normal delivery.

30    Actress Radhika Sarathkumar was selected unanimously as the small screen producer association’s head.
Popular distributor Madurai Anbu was arrested following complaint by producer Thangaraj that 1.5 crore worth property was confiscated for non-repayment of mere Rs. 20 Lakh Loan. 


1.  Aamir Khan Kiran Rao couple had baby boy through surrogate mother.
The betrothal was conducted between popular Telugu actor Ramcharan Teja and Apollo Hospital founder Prathap C Reddy’s granddaughter Upasana.  

The Chennai high court issued interim stay on judgment imposing five year rigorous imprisonment against actor Dev Anand for abetting his wife Vaishnavi’s suicide.  

Pulikutty Govindaraj who had been training animals for cinemas since veteran director Ellis R Duncan’s times passed away.
Police complaint was filed against actress Bhuavneshwari for possessing a rented car for more than 10 months
The media and industry conference on behalf of cinemas based on  Indian commercial federation commenced in Lee Meridian Hotel in Chennai.2    The Chennai High Court confirmed the 3 month imprisonment for actress Sorna in a cheque forgery case.  Sorna starred in movies as ‘Annan Oru Kovil’ and ‘Moonri Mudichu’.Popular film distributor Madurai Anbu Chezhiyan was arrested in a drastic move.
3   Actor cum DMK MP Riteesh Kumar was released on bail after having been arrested on land grabbing charges.
Actress Bhuvaneshwari denied allegations of her setting gangsters against financier Ashok Kumar who leveled charges that she did not return a rented car.
Two magazines vied with each other  and negotiated huge amounts with Amitabh Bachchan regarding release of his grandchild’s photograph.The movie ‘The Dirty Picture’ was banned in Pakistan.  This is movie is based on Late Cine actress Silk Smitha’s life.
 4    Actor Dev Anand passed away in London. He was aged 88.  Doctors declared that he died of cardiac arrest.
- Actress Amalu known through movie ‘Uyire Ennodu Kalanthuvidu’ took refuge in police station and married her lover Tony alias Anthony.
Pakistan’s controversial actress Veena Malik gave a nude pose to the FHM India magazine and created sensation.  Moreover she had tattooed ‘ISI’ in her left shoulder.

5   Veena Malik sent a notice to FHM magazine on charges of defamation by releasing her nude picture.
Actors went on a candle light procession supporting Tamil people in the Mullai Periyaar issue.
Rajini’s PA said that his name should not occur in the title of any movie.

18   Actor Arjun spoke to Anna Hazare who came for seeing movie based on Gandhi in Chennai.
The audio release for the Hindi remake of ‘Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya’ was to be conducted opposite Taj Mahal in Agra.  But a sudden ban was imposed upon the event.Tamil youth in Tirunelveli strongly protested against conducting the Malayalam shooting casting actress Padmapriya.  So the crew left the place.21    Actress Vidya Balan filed a petition against the case charging her for obscenity in ‘The Dirty Picture’.

22    Actress Sangeetha Mohan was arrested following the death of a motorcycle rider as her car rammed into him.
Films as ‘Vaagai Sooda Vaa’ and ‘Azhagarsaamiyin Kudhirai’ won prize amounts of Rs. 6 Lakhs each in the International Film Festival conducted in Chennai.

23    AR Rehman conveyed support to the movie ‘Dam999’ which earned the grudge of the whole Tamil Nadu and subsequently got banned from screening in Tamil Nadu.

24   Comedy actor Vivek who jeers at people worshipping deities and also criticizes theists worshipped the deity at Thirunallaaru Saneeswaran temple.  
Actor Jeeva announced that he has cancelled the schedule to participate in New Year celebrations by Karuna group which is against Tamil Ezham tigers.  

25   Members of Periyaar DK party conducted agitation in front of Ilayaraja’s residence against his participation in Malabar Gold company’s music program. They also submitted a  petition in the regard.
A public gathering by May 17 organization was conducted in Marina beach, Chennai, yesterday.  Cine icons as Bharathiraja, Thangarbachchaan and Cheran participated.
AR Rehman gave explanation to the controversial remark made by him in favor of ‘Dam 999’ movie.  He added that he is ready to apologize for the remark that he does not know about Mullai Periyaar issue.

26   Chennai police suddenly filed a case against MDMK secretary Vaiko, directors Bharathiraja, Thangarbachchaan and lyricist Thamarai for conducting a public gathering without permission.

27 Actor Rajini conveyed support to Anna Hazare who conducted fast in Mumbai to enforce a strong Lokpal legislation.  

28  Chennai George Town court issued order to arrest the wife of Pazhanivel who produced the movie ‘Kanda’.
The Chennai George Town court issued order to arrest director Saran in a cheque bounce case amounting to Rs. 6 Lakhs.
Vellore district Rajini fans protested against Congress EVKS Elangovan for his derogatory remarks about Rajini and burnt his effigies.
The Andhra high court mitigated the sentence awarded to actress Prathyusha’s lover in the case related to her suicide.  But the fine imposed was increased.
‘Kolaveri’ famous Dhanush participated in the dinner party given for Japanese Prime Minister Yosi Kiyo Noda by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.  

30    13 movies were released on one single day .  

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