Sujatha Narayanan

The medium matters

What constitutes as entertainment today depends on where you see it. Television has competition from digital Apps.

19 Jun 2017

Location matters in films

The 80s saw songs filmed in the-then ‘foreign location’, Ooty (!), and now Kodaikanal is fast turning into that shooting hub.

05 Jun 2017

The hero is only as good as the villain

The more powerful the villain, the more interesting the film.

08 May 2017

All for an apology

So, Sathyaraj went on record expressing his regret for what he said nine years ago.

24 Apr 2017

Where are the black and white films?

When was the last time you saw a black and white Tamil film on television? While you may find them in the afternoon slots on KTV, Sun Life, Raj TV and Murasu channels, the mainstream TV networks devot

10 Apr 2017

Sangam poems in contemporary songs

A rather quaint song is Nallai Allai from Kaatru Veliyidai. It was heartening to notice the instant updates on Twitter and Facebook on the reference for the last line from Kurunthokai – verse47 — Nall

27 Mar 2017

B and W keys that strike the right chords

For Anil Srinivasan, the piano is Hobbes to his Calvin! He dislikes the word ‘fusion’ and wants to be known as a pan-genre artiste

23 Mar 2017

Women cinematographers...who are they?           

The International Women’s Day saw the emergence of IWCC — Indian Women Cinematographers Collective and the total number of women DOPs (director of photography) registered there will make you go ‘Wow’!

13 Mar 2017

Surge of young talents at the movies

Had Visaranai (2016) been in the nominations for Best Foreign Film category, the 89th Academy Awards would have had more viewing interest for me.

27 Feb 2017

Beauty in motion

Danseuse Anita Ratnam, who is known to fuse different art forms with Bharatanatayam, talks to our columnist about ageing and fashion on stage

23 Feb 2017

Pitch perfect on world stages

Violin maestro L Subramaniam talks to our columnist in an exclusive interview about his father, playing with international artistes and more

16 Feb 2017

Music is his weapon of choice

TM Krishna says his so-called activisim is an extension of his music, and tells our columnist about his all-consuming passion, which is, music of course!

09 Feb 2017

Tunes of change through ‘Zitar’

In an exclusive to CE, Niladri Kumar talks to our columnist about his association with the sitar and music.

02 Feb 2017

Musical magic on his favourite toy

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain says his concerts are a continuation of conversations on Dhoni and world affairs that he has backstage with fellow musicians

01 Feb 2017

Musical magic on his favourite toy

In an exclusive to CE, tabla maestro Zakir Hussain talks to our columnist about his performance for Shakthi Foundation in the city next week

01 Feb 2017

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