Kamal Haasan: News

Kamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, director, producer, dancer, screenwriter, lyricist, and playback singer who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. Haasan has also worked in the Bengali, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam film industries. He has won several accolades including 19 Filmfare Awards and four National Film Awards. In 1984, he received the Kalaimamani Award, in 1990, he received the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2016. In 1960, Haasan made his debut as a child actor in the Tamil film ‘Kalathur Kannamma,’ which made him win the President’s Gold Medal. As an adult, he made his acting debut with the 1975 film ‘Apoorva Raagangal.’ Following this, he went on to appear in films like ‘Moondram Pirai,’ ‘Nayakan,’ ‘Indian,’ ‘Hey Ram,’ ‘Virumaandi,’ and ‘Vishwaroopam,’ among many others. Haasan was appointed as the official Indian delegate to the 67th Cannes Film Festival in 2014. He has also written many of his films including ‘Raja Paarvai,’ ‘Aalavandhan,’ ‘Anbe Sivam,’ among others. In 2018, Haasan founded the centrist party Makkal Needhi Maiam.

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14 Jul 2024

Akshay Kumar

Akshay's 'Sarfira' sees 70% box office jump; mints ₹4.25 crore 

Akshay Kumar's latest film, Sarfira, experienced a significant 70% increase in box office collection on its second day, despite marking the lowest opening of Kumar's career in the last 15 years on Friday.

13 Jul 2024

Tamil Cinema

'Indian 2': One outfit demanded 4 months, ₹20L, reveals designer 

Acclaimed Malayali costume designer, S B Satheeshan, recently revealed that he spent around four months designing a single costume for Kamal Haasan's latest offering Indian 2.

13 Jul 2024

Tamil Cinema

How does 'Indian 2's ending set up 'Indian 3'? Explained

Fans finally got their wish on Friday with the release of Indian 2—the long-awaited sequel to the 1996 classic, Indian.

13 Jul 2024

Box Office

Box office: 'Indian 2' rakes in ₹26cr on opening day

Released with high expectations on Friday, Kamal Haasan and S. Shankar's Indian 2 aimed to captivate audiences with a fresh take on the 1996 blockbuster film, Indian.

12 Jul 2024

Box Office

'Indian 2' prediction: Set to become 2024's biggest Tamil opener

The highly-anticipated sequel to the 1996 film Indian, titled Indian 2, is generating a lot of excitement.

11 Jul 2024

Box Office

Kamal Haasan's 'Indian 2' sees impressive advance bookings

Kamal Haasan's much-awaited sequel, Indian 2, is creating a stir among fans as it approaches its grand theatrical debut.

10 Jul 2024

Manoj Joshi

From 'Indian 2' to 'Sarfira,' exciting film releases await

This week, theaters worldwide are preparing for a multitude of film releases in various languages.

09 Jul 2024

Siddharth

Fans frustrated as 'Indian 2' pre-sales yet to kick off

The hype for Indian 2, starring Kamal Haasan and directed by Shankar, is electric!

09 Jul 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

'Kalki 2898 AD' sees sharp decline in box office collection

The science fiction film Kalki 2898 AD, featuring Prabhas and Deepika Padukone, witnessed a significant drop of over 74.41% in its box office collection on the second Monday, as reported by industry tracker Sacnilk.

08 Jul 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

Nag Ashwin reveals which Hollywood films inspired 'Kalki 2898 AD'

Nag Ashwin, the director of the epic Kalki 2898 AD, has shared the Hollywood inspirations behind the film during an interview with Zoom.

08 Jul 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

'Kalki 2898 AD' hits ₹500 crore milestone in domestic market

The star-studded film, Kalki 2898 AD, featuring Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, and Amitabh Bachchan, has achieved a significant milestone at the box office.

Censor scissors strike again: 'Indian 2' loses shot to CBFC

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has recently instructed several modifications to the film Indian 2, directed by S Shankar.

07 Jul 2024

Fahadh Faasil

Fahadh Faasil joining Rajinikanth's 'Coolie' after 'Vettaiyan'? Insiders say so

Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil, who is currently working on Rajinikanth's Vettaiyan, is rumored to have been approached for another project with the 73-year-old superstar.

07 Jul 2024

Akshay Kumar

'Sarfira' may get postponed to avoid getting crushed by 'Kalki'

The blockbuster success of Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, and Amitabh Bachchan's film Kalki 2898 AD has stirred speculations about a potential delay in the release of Sarfira.

07 Jul 2024

Box Office

'Kalki 2898 AD' bounces back, crosses ₹465cr in India

The Prabhas-led film Kalki 2898 AD, directed by Nag Ashwin, has made a remarkable comeback at the box office, surpassing the ₹465 crore mark in India.

06 Jul 2024

Anirudh Ravichander

'Indian 2': Why Shankar picked Anirudh over AR Rahman

After a long wait, the sequel to the 1996 smash hit Indian is set to roar into theaters on July 12, which reunites the dream team of director Shankar and Kamal Haasan.

06 Jul 2024

Box Office

Box office: 'Kalki 2898 AD' zooms past ₹430cr, eyes ₹500cr

The Prabhas and Deepika Padukone-led film Kalki 2898 AD witnessed a 23% drop in box office collections on its ninth day, netting ₹17.25cr, as reported by Sacnilk.

05 Jul 2024

Kalki 2898 AD

Stylist decodes Kamal Haasan's looks for 'Kalki,' 'Indian2,' 'Thug Life'

In a recent interview, stylist and designer Amritha Ram opened up about her experience working with actor Kamal Haasan on three film projects: Kalki 2898 AD, Indian 2, and Thug Life.

Kamal Haasan's 'Indian 2' secures UA certification, runtime revealed 

The much-awaited film, Indian 2, has been granted a UA certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), making it suitable for all age groups.

05 Jul 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

'Kalki 2898 AD' hits ₹400 crore mark in first week

The science-fiction mythological film Kalki 2898 AD, featuring Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, and Amitabh Bachchan, has made a significant impact at the box office.

05 Jul 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

Deepika Padukone shot 'Kalki's demanding climax scene while pregnant!

The mythological sci-fi epic, Kalki 2898 AD, has shattered box office records in its opening week, becoming one of the most staggering success stories from Indian cinema.

04 Jul 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

'Could have done better': Nag Ashwin on 'Kalki's underwhelming first-half

Nag Ashwin's latest directorial venture, Kalki 2898 AD, has been a box office hit since its release on June 27.

02 Jul 2024

Bollywood

Director Shankar expresses interest in collaborating with Shah Rukh Khan

Acclaimed Tamil director Shankar has revealed his interest in a potential future collaboration with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

02 Jul 2024

Kalki 2898 AD

Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth made pact 'not to work together'—here's why

Back in their 20s, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth forged a pact that would stand the test of time: no snide remarks about each other!

01 Jul 2024

Ajay Devgn

'Auron Mein Kahan Dum Tha' release delayed to July 26

The much-anticipated film Auron Mein Kahan Dum Tha (AMKDT), starring Ajay Devgn and Tabu, has had its release date pushed back from July 5 to July 26, 2024.

01 Jul 2024

Kalki 2898 AD

'Kalki 2898 AD' bags first-ever award, one-of-a-kind 'Star Wars' trophy

The Indian film industry is abuzz with the success of Nag Ashwin's latest directorial sci-fi venture, Kalki 2898 AD.

30 Jun 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

'Kalki 2898 AD' breaks box office records with ₹200cr collection

The science fiction film Kalki 2898 AD, directed by Nag Ashwin and featuring Prabhas and Amitabh Bachchan, has made a significant mark at the box office.

29 Jun 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

'Kalki 2898 AD' sequel is reportedly 60% complete

The much-anticipated sequel to the sci-fi epic Kalki 2898 AD is reportedly 60% complete, according to the film's producer Ashwini Dutt.

29 Jun 2024

Kalki 2898 AD

Rajinikanth hails 'epic' 'Kalki 2898 AD,' anxiously awaits 'Part 2'

South Indian film veterans Rajinikanth and Akkineni Nagarjuna have publicly lauded the recently released sci-fi film Kalki 2898 AD.

29 Jun 2024

Rakul Preet Singh

Kamal Haasan reveals what motivated him to sign 'Indian 2'

Kamal Haasan is currently in the spotlight for playing a menacing god character, Supreme Yaskin in Kalki 2898 AD.

26 Jun 2024

Kalki 2898 AD

'Kalki' review: Spectacular world-building, yet leaves much to be desired

Kalki 2898 AD, where dystopia meets Hindu mythology meets sci-fi, is a curious case.

26 Jun 2024

Kalki 2898 AD

'Kalki 2898 AD' shatters records with over 1M tickets sold!

With the countdown ticking, Nag Ashwin's Kalki 2898 AD is set to smash records with its advanced ticket sales.

26 Jun 2024

Shah Rukh Khan

'Hey Ram': Kamal Haasan reveals SRK did film for free

Indian cinema legend Kamal Haasan recently disclosed that actor Shah Rukh Khan did not receive any payment for his role in the 2000 film Hey Ram.

25 Jun 2024

Rakul Preet Singh

'Indian 2' trailer: Kamal Haasan-Shankar serve a riveting thriller

Amid great anticipation, the trailer for the long-awaited sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Indian has finally arrived.

24 Jun 2024

Deepika Padukone

IMAX bookings for Prabhas's 'Kalki 2898 AD' halted unexpectedly: Report

The much-awaited film, Kalki 2898 AD—set for release on Thursday—has experienced an unexpected halt in its IMAX bookings.

24 Jun 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

Advanced booking: 'Kalki 2898 AD' sells over 2 lakh tickets

The highly-anticipated sci-fi film Kalki 2898 AD has reportedly set a new record by selling over two lakh tickets within the first 24 hours of advanced bookings in India.

23 Jun 2024

Prabhas

Vijay's 'GOAT' glimpse attached to 'Kalki,' 'Indian 2': Report

In celebration of Thalapathy Vijay's 50th birthday on Saturday, a special preview of his forthcoming film, GOAT (Greatest of All Time), was released.

23 Jun 2024

Kalki 2898 AD

'Kalki 2898 AD' pre-release sales surpass $2.6M in North America

The upcoming sci-fi film, Kalki 2898 AD, directed by Nag Ashwin, has already made a significant mark in North America with its pre-release sales.

23 Jun 2024

Kalki 2898 AD

Telangana government okays hiked ticket prices for 'Kalki'; fans react

The countdown has begun for the much-awaited sci-fi action-drama, Kalki 2898 AD, scheduled to hit theaters on Thursday (June 27).

23 Jun 2024

Lyca Productions

Kamal Haasan's 'Indian 2' trailer release date announced

The trailer for Indian 2, the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Indian, is set to be released on Tuesday (June 25), the makers officially announced on Sunday.

22 Jun 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

Malvika Nair likely to portray Uttara in 'Kalki 2898 AD'

The second trailer for Kalki 2898 AD was released to an enthusiastic response from viewers on Friday.

21 Jun 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

'Kalki 2898 AD' second trailer is intriguing and visually appealing

The team of Kalki 2898 AD is promoting the film with full force.

18 Jun 2024

Aamir Khan

Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone crowned highest-paid actors of 2024

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been declared the highest-paid actor in India for 2024, outperforming other prominent actors such as Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, and Akshay Kumar.

10 Jun 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

'Kalki 2898 AD' trailer unveiled: Prabhas starrer screams blockbuster!  

The eagerly awaited trailer for Prabhas's forthcoming film Kalki 2898 AD was finally unveiled on Monday evening. Directed by Nag Ashwin, this dystopian sci-fi fantasy is set in a futuristic world, 2898 AD to be precise.

04 Jun 2024

Deepika Padukone

Trailer launch for 'Kalki 2898 AD' gets put on hold

Fans eager to see the trailer for the pan-India sci-fi spectacle Kalki 2898 AD will have to hold their breaths a little longer.

29 May 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

Prabhas says 'not getting married anytime soon' while promoting 'Kalki'

With the release date of Nag Ashwin's sci-fi epic Kalki 2898 AD drawing closer, anticipation is reaching new heights.

28 May 2024

Amazon Prime Video

'Kalki 2898 AD' animated prelude to stream from this date

In a unique promotional move, director Nag Ashwin is set to release an animated prelude to his forthcoming sci-fi film, Kalki 2898 AD.

26 May 2024

Deepika Padukone

Trailer for 'Kalki 2898 AD' may release on this date!

Renowned pan-Indian actor Prabhas is set to enthrall audiences with his forthcoming futuristic sci-fi film, Kalki 2898 AD.

25 May 2024

Deepika Padukone

'Kalki 2898 AD' strikes gold with ₹50cr North America rights

The upcoming science fiction film, Kalki 2898 AD, featuring Prabhas and Deepika Padukone, has secured a reported ₹50cr from the sale of its North American distribution rights.

20 May 2024

Kalki 2898 AD

'Thug Life,' 'Kalki 2898 AD': Analyzing Kamal Haasan's upcoming spectacles

Veteran of the Indian film industry, Kamal Haasan, is set to challenge the norm of one release per year with four major films slated for release within the next seven months!

20 May 2024

Akshay Kumar

Showdown: 'Indian 2,' 'Sarfira,' 'Vedaa' to clash on July 12

The film industry is preparing for a significant box office showdown on July 12, as Kamal Haasan's Indian 2 is set to compete against Akshay Kumar's Sarfira and John Abraham's Vedaa.

05 May 2024

Dhanush

Dhanush's 'Raayan' targets Kamal Haasan's 'Indian 2's June slot: Report

The much-anticipated action thriller, Raayan, written and directed by Dhanush, is set to make its theatrical debut on June 13, reported Pinkvilla.

28 Apr 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

Nag Ashwin addresses claims of 'Kalki 2898 AD' copying 'Dune'

Nag Ashwin's Kalki 2898 AD set the internet abuzz on Saturday with its long-awaited release date: now set at June 27.

21 Apr 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

'Kalki 2898 AD': Amitabh Bachchan to play the immortal Ashwatthama!

Finally, the long-awaited moment has arrived!

20 Apr 2024

Deepika Padukone

'Kalki 2898 AD' makers to announce 'something grand tomorrow': Report

The producers of the highly-anticipated sci-fi film Kalki 2898 AD are preparing for a significant announcement on Sunday, reported Peeping Moon.

16 Apr 2024

Dulquer Salmaan

Dulquer Salmaan to not return for Kamal Haasan's 'Thug Life'

The much-anticipated film Thug Life, a joint venture of Kamal Haasan and director Mani Ratnam, has been facing casting uncertainties.

14 Apr 2024

Upcoming Movies

New poster: Kamal Haasan returns as Senapathy in 'Indian 2'

Amid much anticipation, the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Indian, titled Indian 2, is gearing up for a theatrical release in June.

11 Apr 2024

Manisha Koirala

Anticipation builds for Kamal Haasan's 'Indian 2'

The upcoming film, Indian 2, featuring renowned actor Kamal Haasan, is set to be one of the biggest cinematic events of 2024.

06 Apr 2024

Rakul Preet Singh

S Shankar-Kamal Haasan's 'Indian 2' to release in June

The highly anticipated film Indian 2, starring Kamal Haasan, will be released in theaters in June, revealed the makers on Saturday evening.

06 Apr 2024

Kalki 2898 AD

Prabhas-Deepika's 'Kalki 2898 AD' moved to May 30: Report

The highly anticipated science fiction film Kalki 2898 AD, starring Prabhas and Deepika Padukone, is expected to face another delay in its release.

05 Apr 2024

Telugu Films

'Kalki 2898 AD': Disha Patani shares behind-the-scenes photographs featuring Prabhas

The buzz surrounding Nag Ashwin's magnum opus Kalki 2898 AD is quite high!

27 Mar 2024

Tamil Cinema

Not Jayam Ravi, Kamal Haasan was first choice for 'Genie'

Jayam Ravi, a celebrated Tamil actor, is currently in the spotlight for his upcoming role in the fantasy film Genie.

26 Mar 2024

Mani Ratnam

Kamal Haasan's 'Thug Life': Silambarasan TR to replace Dulquer Salmaan

Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan are two bonafide forces in Tamil cinema.

25 Mar 2024

Lokesh Kanagaraj

Shruti Haasan's 'Inimel': Lokesh Kanagaraj's acting debut is impressive

Lokesh Kanagaraj is a big name in Tamil cinema and now after donning the hats of director and producer, he has made his acting debut.

25 Mar 2024

Netflix

'Indian 3' in production after 'Part 2'? Kamal Haasan reveals

For a long time, there were swirling reports surrounding the production of the film Indian 3.

23 Mar 2024

Dulquer Salmaan

After Dulquer Salmaan, Jayam exits Kamal Haasan's 'Thug Life': Report

Renowned Tamil actor Jayam Ravi has reportedly chosen to withdraw from the eagerly awaited film Thug Life.

20 Mar 2024

Chennai

'Ilaiyaraaja' biopic starring Dhanush announced; first look poster unveiled

Finally! The makers of the highly anticipated Ilaiyaraaja biopic have launched the magnum opus in Chennai.

Opposition attacks Narendra Modi government over CAA

Opposition parties have lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for implementing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA).

TN: DMK seals seat-sharing deal with Congress, Kamal Haasan's MNM

Tamil Nadu's ruling party, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), has reached a seat-sharing agreement with the Congress ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, NDTV reported.