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.
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.
Anirudh AR on places that go far beyond Central Station to establish a film as being unmistakably Chennai.
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.
The 2010 Tamil film starring Reema Sen, Andrea Jeremiah and Karthi, starts off as an ultra- generic action-adventure ride with a splash of the supernatural. And then, we get the second half!
Unlike in ‘Drishyam’, the convolutions in ‘Thambi’ aren’t organic. The narrative gears are lubricated with snake oil.
Thambi is muddled with far too many ‘what-ifs’, sub-plots and characters.
We’re at a time when one can make a commercial film without songs or heroines, says the director
There’s a fantastic “mass” scene, set around a swimming pool, where the protagonist stuffs himself with biriyani — it’s a stunning few minutes of a purely physical performance.
Excerpts from an interview between Narain and Vishal Menon, a week before the release of Kaithi.
At one stage, the unspoken concerns of many got to Rangaraj. He had to think of the 2,000 families he was supporting, the 15 years of goodwill earned, and the long road from poverty to prosperity. But, something about cinema drew him
It’s not surprising that the new Karthi starrer has been roundly panned. It’s another film with a great idea and not-great writing