Browsing All Posts filed under »Cinema: Telugu«

Interview: Amala Paul / Rathna Kumar (Aadai)

July 16, 2019

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FC Flashback: Sankarabharanam

July 11, 2019

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What is a “classic”? The most perfect, flawless film ever made? Um… I’d rather define it as something I keep returning to, flaws and all. Something that makes me think, regard it in a new light each time. Flashback is a monthly feature on a film I consider a… classic. For more, subscribe to FILM […]

#AskBR – Happy birthday, K Balachander

July 9, 2019

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In which I answer a few questions on an older film… or a new one… or talk about actors and directors… or take on a few YouTube comments… For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2019 Film Companion.

Readers Write In #85: The Dancer Upstairs, and the Actor Beneath….

July 7, 2019

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(by An Jo) An engineering back-ground warrants me to put in certain key pre-conditions: I understand, read, and write [write to varying degrees] only 4 languages: Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, English, Urdu. I can speak some broken Punjabi and understand it. 2. I do not understand languages of Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam. [In other words, apart […]

Readers Write In #80: Love in the Time of Woke-ness

June 27, 2019

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(by Tauseef Shahidi) Woke-ness, which was supposed to be an esoteric label, like other such labels, has not only been democratised but alsomischievously as well as maliciously co-opted by a set of people infected with self-righteousness. For these reasons, it is no longer seen as a progressive label. But just because something has been abused […]

Readers Write In #79: Kabir Singh and everything wrong with our film industry… and our feminists

June 27, 2019

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(by Sairam Yadavilli) I had waited a week too long. The movie was doing extraordinarily well, acclaimed by both critics and audiences. As I sat to watch the grand spectacle unfold on the large screen, with a large coke in my hand – actually scratch that. I was on a diet and I had just […]

“Mallesham”… A biopic that works because it focuses on the man as much as his machine

June 25, 2019

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Spoilers ahead… Read the full review on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/mallesham-movie-review-priyadarshi-baradwaj-rangan Raj Rachakonda’s Mallesham is the story of Padma Shri recipient Chintakindi Mallesham (played by Priyadarshi), and on the surface, it’s your standard-issue story about a man with a dream. Mallesham belongs to a family of impoverished Pochampally weavers. His father (Chakrapani Ananda) does the […]

Readers Write In #78: Kabir Singh (Arjun Reddy), a Rorschach test

June 25, 2019

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(by Vineet Kuruvilla) I read an article in HuffPost India, Kabir Singh’s Success Dismantles Our False Illusion of Wokeness. This is a response to it. But before I dive into a response to the article, I want to state that I haven’t seen Kabir Singh. I have only watched the original Arjun Reddy. The author […]

#AskBR – Game Over (with the producer and director)

June 19, 2019

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Remembering Girish Karnad the director, the actor

June 17, 2019

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Read the full article on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/remembering-girish-karnad-the-director-the-actor/ From ‘Kaadu’ and ‘Ondanondu Kaladalli’ to ‘Nishant’ and ‘Swami’, one of India’s greatest playwrights made a huge contribution to Indian cinema. If Girish Karnad’s passing weren’t sad enough, the headlines about the “Tiger Zinda Hai actor passing away” were sadder. I suppose the logic was that […]

“Game Over”… Enjoyable, fabulously twisty, and a bona fide original

June 13, 2019

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Spoilers ahead… Read the full review on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/game-over-movie-review-the-enjoyable-fabulously-twisty-game-over-starring-taapsee-pannu-is-a-bona-fide-original-baradwaj-rangan/ Oh, a serial-killer movie! That’s what I thought during the vicious opening scenes of Ashwin Saravanan’s fabulously twisty Game Over. The creepy camerawork by A Vasanth sustains this impression, with grainy images and a handheld vibe. Like in Michael Powell’s seminal voyeur-thriller Peeping Tom […]

Interview: Taapsee Pannu

June 8, 2019

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#AskBR – NGK

June 4, 2019

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Readers Write In #74: Thoughts on the Nani-Shraddha Srinath starrer, JERSEY

May 2, 2019

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Spoilers ahead How often do you want to write about a movie that’s moved you? For someone who is in the verge of making his own film, being so moved by a film is a rarity. I went to watch Jersey expecting a decent movie with a few good moments. I came out in tears […]

#AskBR – Do we prefer an ‘Avengers’ to our own masala films?

April 30, 2019

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Interview: Nani

April 16, 2019

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And we hit 100K subscribers!

April 2, 2019

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Readers Write In #72: Between a god and a hard place: Being Raju in Kancharapalem

March 27, 2019

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“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent” – Stanley Kubrick  A young boy falls in love with a girl, prays to his god to help him woo her. The god seemingly blesses him only later to burn his hopes. The boy questions his god, […]

Interview: Naga Chaitanya / Samantha

March 27, 2019

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Interview: Samantha

March 19, 2019

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