Ashameera Aiyappan

Stories of women, from women dominates digital space

With more women creators and their stories being backed by Netflix, we dig deeper into this welcome trend

16 hours ago

'Mookuthi Amman' review: Nayanthara blesses this fairly enjoyable RJ Balaji comedy

As RJ Balaji clarified earlier, this isn’t a satire, but a comedy that attempts to prod your brain, in much the same way as Balaji’s debut film LKG did.

16 Nov 2020

Ms Representation: Miss India is a tea dipped in patriarchy

This weekly column is a rumination on how women are portrayed in cinema, and this week the author discusses Keerthy Suresh's Miss India.

11 Nov 2020

'The Queen's Gambit' review: A winning game

A gambit, in chess, means to make a small sacrifice to acquire an advantageous position, and this ‘flaw’ can be thought of as the gambit here, in a sense.

07 Nov 2020

I was exploited for my singing in Bigg Boss: Singer Velmurugan

Velmurugan talks about being part of the latest season of the Tamil reality show, Bigg Boss Tamil.

04 Nov 2020

A suitable song

Musicians Anoushka Shankar, Alex Heffes, and Kavita Seth talk about what went behind creating the soundtrack for Mira Nair’s mini-series, A Suitable Boy

02 Nov 2020

'Addham': Production in the middle of a pandemic

Addham features a dynamic ensemble of actors including Rohini, Jayaprakash, Kishore, Varalaxmi, and Prasanna.

29 Oct 2020

'Rebecca' review: Return to Manderley

Swooped into Manderley, the new wife finds it hard to shake off the evocative presence of Rebecca; she struggles to bear the weight of Rebecca’s legacy which lives on.

28 Oct 2020

'A Suitable Boy' review: Lost in translation

The adaptation is BBC’s first series with no major white characters (Mira Nair once remarked it was The Crown in brown.) But it’s also the most expensive BBC series yet.

24 Oct 2020

Songs of an outsider

In this freewheeling chat, indie composer Kaber Vasuki speaks about his music journey and his
transition to writing for films, including the latest Netflix anthology, Putham Puthu Kaalai

22 Oct 2020

INTERVIEW | I cannot think of direction as my day job: Suhasini Mani Ratnam

... says Suhasini Mani Ratnam who is making her comeback as a director with Amazon Prime Video’s first Tamil anthology

15 Oct 2020

The Miyazaki woman

What do our children watch? It’s something that has been running in my mind for quite some time. Mainstream cinema in our country rarely caters to children and young adults.

14 Oct 2020

'Bad Boy Billionaires: India' review: Familiar stories, gripping narratives

While Netflix is a game changer on several fronts, their bank of such docudramas are their biggest value addition.

10 Oct 2020

Women actors should be approached with diverse subjects: Aishwarya Rajesh

...says Aishwarya Rajesh as she talks about her latest film Ka Pae Ranasingam, women-centric cinema, and more

05 Oct 2020

'Ka Pae Ranasingam' movie review: Aishwarya Rajesh shines in a film that doesn’t belong to her

The story begins with Ariyanachi learning about the death of her revolutionary husband Ransingam at the earpiercing ceremony of their daughter.

03 Oct 2020

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