Sivaji Ganesan as the Big B, Suriya as SRK and GVM replacing Farhan Akhtar for the Dil Chahta Hai remake. As blasphemous as this may sound, here’s a back-of-the-school bus conversation we’ve all indulged in at some point in time.
In a conversation with Baradwaj Rangan, Rajiv Menon speaks about moving closer to reality as a filmmaker, the 18-year-gap before he made Sarvam Thaala Mayam, and making a film with an ensemble cast
Nothing beats the FDFS experience for FC Reader Hariharasudhen Nagarajan. Analysing the commonly used structures of the masala film, he tries to explain why there’s something missing in the films of this unique genre in recent years
You’ve all heard about the big Vijay and Ajith entertainers. What about small films with big hearts, like Sillu Karupatti or Aruvi? Or exciting director-star collaborations like Vikram Vedha or Super Deluxe? Tamil cinema has something for every film lover, and now is a great time to sample some of the best films in recent years.
On the superstar’s 49th birthday, here’s a challenging quiz to see if you’re a diehard fan of Thala. Therikavidalaama?
On Ajith’s 49th birthday, we list five of his films with memorable climaxes. They reveal an actor who is sometimes jaded by the ‘mass’ hero formula, yet strives to do something interesting, within the scope of his stardom.
From Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth to Vijay and Ajith, every top star has been part of successful remakes, writes Sundar Rajan
A comedy sequence in a Venkat Prabhu film always leaves the audience in splits, but also tempts them to travel back to find the origin, and then laugh some more
Vijay is all set to enter university as a professor in Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Master. Fifteen years ago, he was a student in Sachein. It was an entertaining experiment, but the film’s lukewarm response ensured that it was Vijay’s last purely romantic role.
What we have in Kollywood is the complete ascendance of the hero, at the cost of every other stakeholder, from the distributors to even the producer.
From North Indian villains and elaborate hero introduction scenes to dying mothers and wives and heroes who farm just because it’s in fashion… Tamil cinema is a gift that keeps giving.
14 scenes from Tamil movies that nudged us to invest in the love stories on screen, and gave us ideas too