Director AR Murugadoss, known for Ghajini, Thuppakki and Kaththi, speaks about his all-time favourite film, Mahendran’s Uthiripookkal
Don’t capitalise on the Superstar and run him into the ground like a racehorse. Let him act, just a bit more, writes reader Adhithya K R
Any film that has a song and a fight is a commercial film, because it subscribes to that formula, says Sivan.
I think Murugadoss wanted to make another ‘Thuppakki’, but the dramatic beats weigh him down. The drama isn’t powerful enough. The action isn’t punchy enough.
10 quick takeaways from the first day first show
When I’m directing a big star, I feel an extra happiness… more than what I would feel when making a regular film.
The film will release on Pongal 2020, watch the trailer here
The Gateway of India as Rajinikanth’s crown…we have a new King in Mumbai.
The new AR Murugadoss-Vijay collaboration is well-mounted and watchable, but you wish for more sizzle and punch
AR Murugadoss walks down memory lane, and talks about picking heroes for his stories. He also talks about how Mohanlal doesn’t worry about camera angles, how it’s easy to write a story with Rajinikanth in mind, on why there’s no pk or Dangal in Kollywood and more
Remakes are tricky beasts. Once you’ve seen the original, you have a fair idea of how the story will end. AR Murugadoss, however, remains undeterred. The director’s Ghajini, released in…