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High-profile directors matter at film festivals, because here, they are the real stars. Because they have oeuvres we already know, and the excitement is about ‘what next’!
Is it too much to hope for a filmmaker to combine the best aspects of Rajinikanth and mould him into the movie’s world in a way that is both fresh, organic and engaging?
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.
From Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth to Vijay and Ajith, every top star has been part of successful remakes, writes Sundar Rajan
The lockdown has only meant that we are craving for something we can’t have right now: Going to the movies
One of the few actors who used his body as an instrument, his exceptional craftsmanship and unique voice are still missed, writes FC Reader Sundar Rajan
Kabali gives you the feeling that maybe, there is a subconscious to Rajinikanth, and it was indeed aching to reach some sort of a resting place to make peace with the actor vs. star image, writes FC reader Aditya A Iyer
This 1970 melodrama is a great place to begin looking for Sivaji Ganesan’s transition point from an actor who elevated a scene to someone who needed to keep acting far beyond the requirements of a scene.
No dupes. No mattresses to cushion a fall. This is Rajinikanth himself, in the wilderness. (In other words: What does the tiger tell Rajini? You’ve earned your stripes!)
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.