Sujatha Narayanan

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

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