If there’s a thing Tamil cinema heroes love doing on screen, it is teaching women their rightful place.
14 Nov 2018
This weekly column is a rumination on how women are portrayed in cinema and this week the author talks about Tabu and Andhadhun.
08 Nov 2018
Women’s relationship with food is complex, nuanced, beautiful, terrifying or sometimes uninteresting.
31 Oct 2018
There’s a whole lot of swearing in Vada Chennai (and this seems to have landed the film in some legal trouble with a case being filed against it).
24 Oct 2018
Last week, I caught a special preview of Vaishnavi Sundar’s documentary, But What Was She Wearing.
17 Oct 2018
This weekly column is a rumination on how women are portrayed in cinema and this week it is about Trisha in 96.
11 Oct 2018
It was the year 2008, and I was a freshly-minted postgraduate working for a city newspaper as a journalist, covering the arts and culture beat.
03 Oct 2018
It was a movie about violence, the worst of human qualities and hatred, that didn’t have a frame of violence in it.
03 Oct 2018
There are several Tamil Korean Drama Fans groups and some pages on Facebook too.
26 Sep 2018
Taapsee Pannu as Rumi sports a mop of auburn-red curly hair.
19 Sep 2018
C/o Kancherapalem is a meditation on caste and masculinities, the pressures on women to stay pure and showcase their purity at all ages, and that on men to be ‘men’ – to showcase their potency.
12 Sep 2018
Just last week I had written about Nayanthara starring as the biggie, leading the projects she lends her name too, and this week I watched another film of hers.
05 Sep 2018
Kolamavu Kokila movie review: The film makes light of everything women in our cinema are usually scared of
Nayanthara’s Kokila has no problem manipulating all of the men around her, even to the extent of making sure an extra guy dies just so she will be safe.
29 Aug 2018
I have written a lot about romcoms and their importance as a woman watching commercial Tamil cinema in this very column, but watching Pyaar Prema Kaadhal, Elan’s new film made me realise one more thin
22 Aug 2018
The one show in recent times that has managed to impress with its top-notch writing and self-aware humour is Better Life Foundation, starring Navin Richard and Sumukhi Suresh, among others.
15 Aug 2018