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Interview: R Madhavan

January 18, 2018

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R Madhavan, star of the Amazon Prime original Breathe, talks about his 20-year-old career (his first major role, in the Kannada film Shanti Shanti Shanti, was in 1998). He laughs about being too “mature” for romantic roles, and discusses opting for quality over quantity, and his biggest reality check. He speaks about upcoming projects like […]

Interview: Jayasurya

January 9, 2018

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Straight out of the huge success of his biggest hit in his career so far – Aadu 2 which is still running to packed houses, Jayasurya talks about how the team arrived at a decision to make a sequel to a film which was a theatrical flop. In a career spanning more than 15 years, […]

Interview: Anant Nag

December 26, 2017

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This is Anant Nag’s fiftieth year as an actor including five initially onstage in Mumbai. He talks about being abruptly removed from an ashram and later a Mutt in Karnataka and sent to Mumbai where he detested the curriculum. Anant recalls straying into Marathi theatre from where Satyadev Dubey introduced him to Shyam Benegal. He […]

Interview: Nani

December 23, 2017

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In his career spanning nine years, Nani has come a long way from playing quirky roles to being called a ‘Natural Star’ in Telugu cinema. For the past couple of years, the actor has been basking in the glory of back to back hits starting from Yevade Subramanyam to his latest film MCA, which took […]

Interview: Sivakarthikeyan

December 22, 2017

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A chat with Sivakarthikeyan, about his growth from Marina to Velaikkaran, and how he did not expect this success. About the comedian-to-hero trajectory that even legends like Nagesh did not attempt. About what success means to him, whether it has changed him. About his fans and his responsibility towards them. He talks about his serious […]

Interview: Hema Rukmani, the producer of Mersal

November 22, 2017

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The latest episode in our series called ‘One Film, One Facet,” where we speak to ONE person responsible for ONE facet of ONE  film. This time, the film is Mersal, and the facet is production. Hema Rukmani, the producer of Mersal, explains what a producer does. How the company (Thenandal Studios Limited) makes decisions about […]

Interview: Milind Rau, the director of Aval / Gruham / The House Next Door

November 17, 2017

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The latest episode in our series called ‘One Film, One Facet,” where we speak to ONE person responsible for ONE facet of ONE  film. This time, the film is Aval / Gruham / The House Next Door, and the facet is direction. Milind Rau, the director of Aval, Gruham, The House Next Door, talks about […]

Interview: John Edathattil, the screenwriter of Guna

November 6, 2017

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We’re starting a series called ‘One Film, One Facet,” where we speak to ONE person responsible for ONE facet of ONE  film. We begin with Guna, and the facet is screenwriting. John Edathattil (credited, sometimes, as Sab John) is the screenwriter of Guna (1991). In this video, he talks about writing a script based on […]

Interview: Siddharth

October 31, 2017

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A chat with Siddharth, not so much about his trilingual (Aval, Gruham, The House Next Door) — but about himself. He spoke superbly (in terms of content + articulation) about the things I asked. He talks about his ‘pure’ horror trilingual Aval / Gruham / The House Next Door (directed by Milind Rau), and how […]

Interview: On reviewing (and with reviewers)

October 31, 2017

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A fun chat on reviewing, with Abhishek Raaja (FullyFilmy), Maathevan (Behindwoods), Karthick Krishna (The Hindu, Tamil) — moderated by Kishen Das (FullyFilmy). Coming soon. Copyright ©2017 Fully Filmy.

Interview: Dulquer Salmaan / Rajkummar Rao

October 25, 2017

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At the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival With Star 2017, I interviewed — before a live audience (which explains the audio/video) — two young actors that the session called “out big hopes.” Here’s the video: Copyright ©2017 Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival With Star.

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. For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2017 Film Companion.

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. For more, subscribe to FILM COMPANION SOUTH: http://bit.ly/2xoNult Copyright ©2017 […]

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 […]