Ashameera Aiyappan

KGF: Chapter 2, kidnapping the Girl Friend

This weekly column is a rumination on how women are portrayed in cinema.

27 Apr 2022

Glamour and gaze; Actors speak up against trolls

Of course, these aren’t the only women who are being judged so.

30 Mar 2022

The woman bears the brunt

In a way, this bias is at the core discourse in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest film, Gangubai Kathiawadi starring Alia Bhatt in the titular role.

16 Mar 2022

Growing up and girl camaraderie in campus movies

Campus films in Indian cinema are almost always synonymous with nostalgia.

02 Mar 2022

'Eeswaran' review: A resurgent Simbu, but little else

Once, he even picks up the ball and throws it to the bowler, almost getting Puli Kutty run out. And then, the final ball arrives, and Eeswaran hits the CG ball for a six.

16 Jan 2021

From Charlize Theron to Vijayashanti, let's look at women in action over the years

There is something very cathartic about watching women kick some butt, quite literally, on screen.

22 Jul 2020

It’s my time now: Arun Vijay

A It’s been more than two decades since Arun Vijay made his debut with Sundar C’s Murai Mappillai (1995).

01 Oct 2018