Kirubhakar Purushothaman 

Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengalum movie review: Disturbing glimpse into life of women

The stories of the common man like the one we find in the books of Ashokatmitran and Sundara Ramaswamy are apparently too subtle for our cinema sensibilities.

27 Nov 2021

'Passing' movie review: A subtle, complex drama about race and identity

When we first see Irene Redfield (Tessa Thompson), we really don’t get to see her.

13 Nov 2021

Remembering Kannada 'power star' late actor Puneeth Rajkumar

Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar passed away due to cardiac arrest on October 29 in Bengaluru.

30 Oct 2021

'Oh Manapenne!' review: A decent remake that misses a few beats

Harish and Priya are perfectly cast, but although the supporting actors are good, something seemed amiss.

23 Oct 2021

‘We were as invested as police in finding the criminals’

Netflix’s Crime Stories: India Detectives just blew open many doors for the true crime genre in India.

13 Oct 2021

Sanitising Cinema: Filmmakers across the country answer the pandemic question

Almost two years have passed since the outbreak of the pandemic, but our films still do not depict the crisis. Filmmakers across the country tell us why movies are still Covid-free.

09 Oct 2021

A Quiet Place Part II: A taut, engaging sequel

In a brief, brilliant prologue of this sequel, the tables are turned. The people are shown going about their business with no idea of what is to come, but we know.

09 Oct 2021

Bigg Boss Tamil season 5: House turns royal this year

The entrance of the house bears a gigantic set of the number five. It is ubiquitous, and so are the numerous brand names.

04 Oct 2021

'Free Guy' movie review: A fun, even if superficial, ride

Guy (Ryan Reynolds) is an NCP (Non-playable character) in the Free City game.

18 Sep 2021

'Dikkiloona' movie review: Karthik Yogi and Santhanam mistake silliness for humour

Everything is, by design, mindless in Dikkiloona because the idea is to make you laugh and entertain. The problem though is, it does neither, as director Karthik Yogi confuses silliness for humour.

11 Sep 2021

‘Kamal Haasan films brought me the most recognition’: Delhi Ganesh

Veteran actor Delhi Ganesh talks about his recent release Navarasa, his acting process and his inspirations.

30 Aug 2021

‘Sarpatta Parambarai brought me more recognition than Kaala’

Art director Ramalingam recounts the challenges he faced in recreating the 70s of Chennai for Pa Ranjith’s latest film

10 Aug 2021

It’s another blow to the film fraternity, say filmmakers on proposed Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021

Filmmakers speak out against the proposed Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 that would arm the union government to recertify films that have already been censored by CBFC

01 Jul 2021

I was not aware of Draupathi’s politics: Sheela Rajkumar

Last year , Sheela Rajkumar played the titular role in Mohan G’s controversial directorial debut, Draupathi, that was censured for its regressive take on caste politics.

14 Apr 2021

FIR will be the best film of my career for now: Vishnu Vishal

Vishnu Vishal, who plays a prominent role in Rana Daggubati's recently-released Kaadan, speaks about the multilingual, his future projects and more.

29 Mar 2021