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Readers Write In #409: Yuvan-ai Pol Oruvan

September 21, 2021

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(by  Kailasham) Yuvan’s compositions, especially the background score, have gone to serve as the backbone for an impressive array of movies that released in the 2001-2011. These pieces burnished the names of the movies into the audience’s consciousness and contributed to building the image of the heroes in these pictures. Think what Thimiru, Sandakozhi and […]

Readers Write In #375: Paadavaa Un Paadalai: a brilliant song, an apt picturisation and a terrible film

June 29, 2021

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(by Madan Mohan) Recently, I heard Paadavaa Un Paadalai after years (having overplayed it to death back in college) thanks to the Quarantine From Reality series.  I enjoyed their performance of the song and went back to the original.  As I marvelled at the intensity of the original as well as Ambika’s wonderful enactment of […]

#AskBR – Jagame Thandiram

June 23, 2021

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Interview: Santhosh Narayanan (‘Jagame Thandhiram’, Enjoy Enjami, Shenbagame…)

June 14, 2021

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Readers Write In #371: Sippi irukudu: Musings about a Timeless Treasure

June 5, 2021

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(by S Madhumithaa) With the number of days where we are finding ourselves locked inside the four walls of our homes never ending, my gratitude for art is exponentially increasing. A couple of days back, I decided to watch the legendary K.B’s Varumayin Niram Sivappu. This time, I found myself unable to get over the […]

#AskBR – Remembering SPB with singer Srinivas

June 4, 2021

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Interview: SJ Suryah

May 4, 2021

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Interview: The Sad Life of Film Critics

April 30, 2021

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Interview: Govind Vasantha on ARR, Santhosh Narayanan, Anirudh, Bijibal, Sushin Shyam…

April 29, 2021

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Interview: Govind Vasantha on MSV, MS Baburaj, Johnson, Ilaiyaraaja…

April 27, 2021

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Readers Write In #348: What I wanted to ask Rahman

March 22, 2021

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(by Madan Mohan) The day I signed up for the Film Companion Front Row discussion with A R Rahman, I formulated the question I wanted to ask him.  When the discussion started, I was maybe the second guy to punch in my question in the chatbox.  But the numbers were against me from the get […]

My interview by Venky Ramachandran – On music

February 24, 2021

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Interview: Bombay Jayashri

February 2, 2021

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Readers Write In #323: Reminiscences of a Yesudas concert

January 11, 2021

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(by Jayram Sataluri) It was Sunday, April 17th 2011. I was at JP Stevens High School in Edison, New Jersey waiting outside the school.I did not have the exact money to pay for the ticket. But a family friend who I hadn’t seen in a decade understood my predicament and paid for it. I paid […]

Interview: Subhasree Thanikachalam

December 11, 2020

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Gemini Ganesan’s 100th birthday: The King of Romance held his own alongside MGR and Sivaji Ganesan

November 17, 2020

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https://www.filmcompanion.in/features/tamil-features/gemini-ganesans-100th-birthday-the-king-of-romance-held-his-own-alongside-mgr-and-sivaji-ganesan/ K Balachander and Sridhar were two filmmakers who used the actor in consistently challenging roles: he fit easily into them because his on-screen persona was like water, capable of taking the shape of the vessel. Most people today, when you speak of Gemini Ganesan, will probably remember him as ‘Mahanati’ Savitri’s husband. Or as […]

Readers Write In #288: The OTHER soundtrack of 1992

October 24, 2020

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(by Madan Mohan) A Tamil film soundtrack of 1992 deeply influenced my tastes in music.  But it’s not the one you’re thinking of! I know Roja is supposed to be the earth-shattering album of 1992, the one that caused a seismic upheaval and paved the way for a new direction.  I would even agree that […]

Interview: Suresh Krissna recalls his journey with SPB

September 30, 2020

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Interview: YG Mahendran, Kavithalaya Krishnan, Kalpana remember SPB

September 29, 2020

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#AskBR – Remembering SPB

September 28, 2020

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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 ©2020 Film Companion.