Sujatha Narayanan

The ten rules broken by 'Veere Di Wedding'

A weekday afternoon in Chennai. The show was housefull. The film was not Kaala, but Veere Di Wedding.

11 Jun 2018

Second Superstar

Nayanthara’s life, much like Savitri’s, has had a lot of turning points, and moments of despair and determination.

28 May 2018

Big Boss Season 2: Can Kamal Haasan recreate his magic?

Season 1 of Big Boss benefitted from Kamal Haasan's biting wit, instinctive humour that reflected an awareness of current affairs, and of course, his command over the Tamil language.

17 May 2018

Cinema, the big winner of this year's National Awards

Perhaps for the first time since the 80s, the National awards reflect audience's verdict.

16 Apr 2018

Songs SP Balasubrahmanyam would have made a world of difference to

I ran a questionnaire on Twitter and Facebook asking fellow music lovers to list out three songs they felt SPB could have pulled off better. And what a wide variety of songs we got!

02 Apr 2018

Where Hindi cinema outshines us

Jyotika doing the Tumhari Sulu remake made me reminisce about times when Hindi cinema looked up at Tamil, Bengali, and Malayalam films for the pivotal women characters.

26 Mar 2018

The man who loved the city: Remembering director CV Sridhar

With no new films in the theatre, Sujatha Narayanan catch up on some of my favourite classics.

19 Mar 2018

Jyotika: Finally, a real female cop

How many heroines can be said to have carried the police uniform with panache? Vijayashanthi aka Vaijayanthi IPS, sure, and before her, Lakshmi, in Udhaya Geetham and Rudra.

19 Feb 2018

Songs for a lifetime

Last year, and this year—so far—have been tremendous for Ilaiyaraaja.

05 Feb 2018

Shine on, you diamonds

The 80s brought into Tamil cinema some of the better actresses we have known, and some of them continued to rule the industry well into the 90s (Khushbu, for example).

22 Jan 2018

Films for life

A good film must leave you sated. Like a good meal

08 Jan 2018

The enduring legacy of two legends

Like in the late 70s and 80s, we can again expect our beloved icons, Superstar and Ulaganayagan, to engage with us through films, interviews, and surprise announcements.

11 Dec 2017

Two smashing women and a dashing cop

A good film is like a good meal. It leaves you with happiness that goes beyond a sated palate. The last two weeks saw me hop in and hop out of three movie halls.

27 Nov 2017

Imperfect lives and ill-formed opinions

The number of views has crossed 1.2 million. The feminist and anti-feminist voices that marginally support and highly oppose the content, respectively, seem to increase with every hour.

13 Nov 2017

Festival of darkness

We are about 48 hours away from Deepavali and Tamil cinema is still grappling with the soaring ticket prices.

16 Oct 2017