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Simply Sridevi

I took this photograph while I was shooting for Mahendran’s Johnny. I’ve always admired Sridevi for her screen presence and charisma. I think she’s one…

Vetri Vizha Bourne again

Kamla Haasan in a still from the digitally remastered version of ‘Vetri Vizha’. (Photo | /twitter.com/KamalRecorDs) Tamil cinema is always accused of aping the West,…

Janagaraj joins team 96

Veteran comedian Janagaraj who recently made a comeback to the Tamil film industry, will be a part of the Vijay Sethupathi-Trisha starrer, 96. The second…

Death of the classics

India may have produced over 1,500 silent films, but only 15 of them remain. Over the years, we have failed to preserve those films, and…

Actors who showed character

Name your favorite character actor in Tamil cinema—male or female, old or new. This was my query on Twitter and FB. The top five names…

Simbu’s next has no songs

Actor Silambarasan. Days after speculations were rife that Simbu will be playing the lead role in Billa 3, the actor has announced his next on…

Shiva confirmed for Tamizh Padam sequel

Tamizh Padam, the first spoof film in Tamil cinema, is all set to get a sequel. Titled Tamizh Padam 2.0, CS Amudhan will reprise his…

Shirish’s next, Pista

Shirish, who’s currently busy with Raja Ranguski, a murder-mystery, has signed his next, a rural outing titled Pista. Filmmaker Venkat Prabhu unveiled the name on…

Screen presence

In Sekhar Kammula’s first Telugu romance film, the caffeinated, colourful and young Anand, he gave us a ‘has-a-mind-of-her-own’ heroine, who is still rare in Telugu…

Vivegam breaks records

Ajith Kumar in Siva directed Tamil movie Vivegam. Yesterday, we reported that the distribution company MKS Talkies acquired the rights of the Vijay-starrer, Mersal. It’s…

Simbu is now Billa

Actor Silambarasan. (Photo | facebook.com/iamSTR/) The Billa craze was created by Rajinikanth, and then Ajith took the story forward. He remade Billa  and followed it…

An epic inspiration

Anybody who’s read the Mahabharata or the Ramayana know that they are treasure troves of countless stories. There’s material in those epics that could spawn…

The world loves Oviya

Oviya is all the world is talking about, if her growing fan-following on social media is any indication. The Bigg Boss participant has charmed one…

Seriously funny

Comedy is serious business and I realised this never more than when I was in conversation with comedian Chinni Jayanth, who is convinced he’s playing…

Who can stop the leak?

Still from the Malayalam superhit, ‘Premam’ (2015). CHENNAI: Last year, ahead of the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, some rabid fans of Shah Rukh…

A tribute to Thalaivar

Selva, known for his rural films in the 90s, returned to Kollywood with Mysskin’s films, Yuddham Sei and Mugamoodi. Now, he’s donning the director’s hat…

Spoilers before

Despite a concerted effort at resisting the apple of temptation, I caved in and took a bite when I read the titles and descriptions of…

All the write stuff

Scriptwriter-actor Murali Gopy stares out of the glass-paned window of his seventh floor hotel room in Kochi, and says, “Let me give you some perspective.…

Three films, three genres

Cinematographer Prasanna S Kumar Fresh from the success of Uru, cinematographer Prasanna S Kumar is looking forward to the reception to Ivan Thandiran (which re-released…

Our own captain America

There’s a lot of buzz around Arun Vaidyanathan’s Nibunan, mainly on account of some statistical significance. It’s promoted as Arjun’s 150th film. And this got…