Browsing All Posts filed under »Cinema: Tamil«

Tamil Cinema Actors’ Round Table 2021

January 25, 2022

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Darbuka Siva’s ‘Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee’, on ZEE5, is a pleasant but predictable school-time drama

January 21, 2022

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Interview: Darbuka Siva (‘Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee’)

January 20, 2022

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Interview: Revathi (‘Bhoothakaalam’, flashbacks and WCC)

January 20, 2022

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Twenty-five years of ‘Iruvar’

January 15, 2022

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Wrote this post on social media. Happy 25th birthday, IRUVAR. You came on Januray 14, 1997, and forever changed the people who liked Mani Ratnam’s films into two camps: The first said: “he used to be such a good storyteller who made such heartwarming films… I wish he made movies like MOUNA RAAGAM again”. The […]

Readers Write In #435: Twenty-five years of ‘Minsara Kanavu’

January 15, 2022

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By Sundar Commemorating its golden jubilee year, AVM released Minsara Kananvu on Pongal, 1997. It was the directorial debut of Rajiv Menon, who was by then a famous cinematographer, thanks to Bombay. I had a ball watching Minsara Kanavu. We were some fifteen of us, exclusively school kids (grade details: withheld), watching one of the initial shows of the […]

Halitha Shameem and Richard Anthony’s films are the best in ‘Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadha’, on Amazon Prime

January 14, 2022

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Tamil Directors Round Table 2021

January 13, 2022

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Interview: Balaji Mohan, Halitha Shameem and others (on their Amazon anthology ‘Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyadha’)

January 10, 2022

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Interview: Manikandan and Vijay Sethupathi (On friendship and ‘Kadaisi Vivasayi’)

January 5, 2022

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The top 10 films of 2021: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada cinema

January 3, 2022

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Food Companion: Vetri Maaran

December 31, 2021

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Interview: Atharvaa Murali (on ‘Thalli Pogathey’, ‘Kuruthi Aattam’, remaking ‘Idhayam’, etc.)

December 28, 2021

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Interview: Ranveer Singh (on ’83’, Bhansali, ‘Simmba’, etc.)

December 27, 2021

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Franklin Jacob’s ‘Writer’ (Samuthirakani) is a very impressive docudrama-style debut that immerses us into the world of cops and their crimes

December 25, 2021

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Readers Write In #431: ’83’

December 25, 2021

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(by Voldemort) In an early scene in 83, we see Kapil Dev (Ranveer Singh) and the Indian team administrator Man Singh giving a press conference (not really, there are only two people from the media). Kapil is asked condescendingly about their plans for the match, which he answers confidently with a smile on the face, […]

Sarjun KM’s ‘Blood Money’ (Priya Bhavani Shankar, Kishore) is a watchable drama that could have used better writing

December 24, 2021

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Despite a generic narrative, Arun Matheswaran’s stylish ‘Rocky’ (Vasanth Ravi, Bharathiraja) signals the arrival of a genuine cinematic voice

December 24, 2021

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Interview: PS Vinothraj (on ‘Pebbles’ being India’s Oscar entry)

December 17, 2021

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Arjunan Ekalaivan’s ‘Oomai Sennaai’ is an impressive debut that plays with form and narrative structure

December 14, 2021

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