Sujatha Narayanan

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

Paying the price: So it has happened. The ticket prices have gone up.

So it has happened. The ticket prices have gone up.

09 Oct 2017

Return of the masala messiah

Kadhalukku Mariyadhai. Ghilli. Thuppaki. Kaththi. Add Poovey Unakkaaga, Friends, Khushi and Pokkiri somewhere in between, and you get a graph that highlights the success story of Vijay.

25 Sep 2017

Small wonder

My friends and I wanted to book tickets for a Friday evening show of Kurangu Bommai last week, based purely on hearsay and the good reviews.

11 Sep 2017

Stars under the microscope

The week that went by saw plenty of outrage directed at two legendary men.

17 Jul 2017

When stars descend

By the time this column goes to print, theatres in Tamil Nadu may have called off the anti-GST strike. But in case the strike continues, you have to wonder what will constitute as weekly entertainment

03 Jul 2017

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