Viswasam flips the elements around, precisely because Nayanthara’s power and her fandom demands that she has an equal role.
17 Jan 2019
I recently watched Taramani (which is streaming on Netflix) when this thought struck me. Our films are still trying to cajole the audience into ever-so-lightly being okay with this ‘modern’ woman.
09 Jan 2019
Over the past few years, I have seen a few shows that are in earnest subliminally trying to address the gender issue on screen.
12 Dec 2018
Amy Jackson in 2.0 as a humanoid personal secretary Nila plays her role to perfection.
05 Dec 2018
Badhaai Ho is an interesting film, not simply because it deals with love and lust at a mature age, but also because the woman dares to show the world that she and her husband are still having sex.
28 Nov 2018
Rahul played by Shah Rukh Khan. He is no ally; he is covering up Siddharth’s tracks because his boss is his ticket to becoming big.
21 Nov 2018
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