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Interview: Nithilan Swaminathan / Lokesh Kanagaraj, directors of Kurangu Bommai / Maanagaram

October 15, 2017

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This is a chat with two young directors who have really strong views on the films they want to make and how stars can help. Copyright ©2017 Film Companion. Advertisements

Interview: Baradwaj Rangan (BehindWoods)

October 11, 2017

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Another interview, with Maathevan of Behindwoods. Copyright ©2017 BehindWoods.

Interview: Baradwaj Rangan (FullyFilmy)

October 6, 2017

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It was fun being interviewed by Abishek at Fully Filmy. Here it is:   Copyright ©2017 Fully Filmy.

Interview: Santosh Sivan

September 26, 2017

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Coming on Thursday. My chat with Santosh Sivan. For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult QUOTES FROM THE INTERVIEW “I like big films… You are in the midst of mass people.” “I don’t need to do much to make Mahesh Babu look good.” “Thuppakki was the first time we used digital cameras.” “With Thalapathy, […]

Interview: AR Murugadoss

September 22, 2017

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I had a very nice chat with AR Murudoss, talking about his heroes — from Dheena to Spyder — and their ‘heroism.” For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2017 Film Companion.

Interview: NTR Jr.

September 21, 2017

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This interview is our first in Telugu cinema, done by our correspondent Hemanth Kumar. For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2017 Film Companion.

Interview: Prithiviraj

September 21, 2017

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This interview is our first in Malayalam cinema, done by our correspondent Vivek Ranjit. For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2017 Film Companion.

Interview: Anu Hasan

September 19, 2017

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​Anu Hasan talks about doing stunts, not doing the same roles, on whether she discusses her career with Mani Ratnam, Su hasini and Kamal Haasan, on nepotism and her famous surname, on playing sisters and mothers, and the culture shock between foreign and Indian productions. Copyright ©2017 Film Companion.

Film Companion – South

September 8, 2017

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So this is a plug for Film Companion South. Earlier, all videos from this part of the country were uploaded on the Film Companion YouTube page. Now, we’ve decided to have a separate page for the interviews in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam (have you seen the Prithviraj interview yet?). Do subscribe and spread the […]

Interview: Vishnu Vishal / Catherine Tresa

September 7, 2017

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This was a light chat with Vishnu Vishal and Catherine Tresa, on the promotion circuit of Kathanayagan. I was pleasantly surprised by the candour with which he handled the “mass” question, and she handled the skin-colour question. Quotes from the interview: Vishnu Vishal: Everyone wants to become a mass hero. If I say no, I am […]

Interview: Selvaraghavan (15 years)

September 4, 2017

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My video interview with Selvaraghavan, who completes 15 years as a filmmaker. Copyright ©2017 Film Companion.

The RS Prasanna interview

August 30, 2017

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My video interview with RS Prasanna, on taking Kalyana Samayal Sadham to Bollywood. Copyright ©2017 Film Companion.

The TM Krishna interview

August 3, 2017

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My video interview with TM Krishna, on Tamil film music. (The promos appear first — these are bits that did not make it to the final cut of the interview.) Copyright ©2017 Film Companion.

The Pushkar-Gayatri interview

July 2, 2017

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My video interview with Pushkar and Gayatri, on the eve of the release of Vikram Vedha (that is, provided the theatres remain open). The promos are out first — these are bits that did not make it to the final cut of the interview. The latter will be published early next week. Copyright ©2017 Film […]

The Jayam Ravi interview

June 22, 2017

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My video interview with Jayam Ravi, a light-hearted (as in, completely un-serious) Q and A on the eve of the release of Vanamagan. Copyright ©2017 Film Companion.

Talking heads

June 19, 2017

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Ramsu, who has commented here in the past, has a post up about my interviews for Film Companion. FC South is just a few months old and we still have a long way to go, but this was a nice shot in the arm. Excerpt: I wonder if Baradwaj Rangan’s training as an engineer has […]

The Balaji Mohan interview

June 14, 2017

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My video interview with Balaji Mohan, on the eve of the release of his web series, As I’m suffering from Kadhal. Copyright ©2017 Film Companion.

Payal Kapadia on Taking the Only Indian Film To Cannes

June 1, 2017

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Read the full text on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/article/cannes-2017-payal-kapadia-on-taking-the-only-indian-film-to-the-festival Payal Kapadia was shooting a documentary in a remote tribal village in the Western Ghats, totally cut off from civilisation, by which she means totally cut off from cell phone reception. “It was like that Kiarostami film,” she says, referring to the running joke in The […]

The Mysskin interview

May 24, 2017

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Parts 1 and 2 of my video interview with Mysskin — on the sets of Thupparivalan — for Film Companion. Copyright ©2017 Film Companion.

The Ramya Krishnan interview

May 14, 2017

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My video interview with Ramya Krishnan for Film Companion. Copyright ©2017 Film Companion.