Navein Darshan

I turned composer because of AR Rahman sir: BAFTA Breakthrough talent Karthikeya Murthy

Life has come full circle for Karthikeya in a way as AR Rahman was one of the judges to pick his band as the winners in the reality show, Ooh La La La, several years back.

20 Jul 2021

8 Thottakal Vetri’s  next goes on floors 

The film will be entirely shot in Chennai and is based on multiple events that happened in the city, said the director, debutant, Shaams.

15 Jul 2021

Inconsistency mars the well-intentioned Samuthirakani tearjerker, Vellai Yaanai

Though the ever-dependable Santhosh Narayanan tries his best to set the mood right throughout the film, the random writing kills all efforts in the musical department.

13 Jul 2021

Karthikeya Murthy to bankroll documentary on cis-trans couple

Composer Karthikeya Murthy, who was recently recognised as one of the BAFTA Break Through talents, has co-produced a documentary on the first registered marriage of a cis-trans couple.

30 Jun 2021

The existence of CBFC is an affront to a democracy: Leena Manimekalai

Leena Manimekalai talks about her powerful new film, Maadathy, that explores the suffering of women and caste oppression, now streaming on the OTT platform, Neestream

29 Jun 2021

Small films, big challenges

While corporate production houses are able to wait out the lockdown, how are individual producers managing? We speak with them to understand how they are planning to tackle the present challenges

23 Jun 2021

I have never been one to overact: Vani Bhojan whose latest film premiered on ZEE5

She has stepped into feature films recently and has already been associated with big names in the industry like Radha Mohan, Karthik Subbaraj and Vikram.

08 Jun 2021

'Malaysia to Amnesia' movie review: Quite a bit of laughter in a predictable story

So predictable are the events that you can easily second-guess each development. The lead cast, however, does its best to keep matters engaging, even during the film’s weakest, cliched moments.

29 May 2021

Solos anthology review: A half-effective meditative take on memories

This seed of an idea may well have been the trigger for Solos’ creator David Weil, who has also written and directed a couple of its episodes in this anthology.

22 May 2021

‘Police officials agree with my portrayal of their department’

After a wait of almost five months, Kavalthurai Ungal Nanban, which received a warm reception at the time of its release, has now found a release on the OTT platform, Zee5.

12 May 2021

Swati Thiyagarajan on Oscar Award-winning documentary 'My Octopus Teacher'

Craig, who was supposedly going through a rough patch in his life, found hope in the form of an octopus in the Great African Sea Forest.

28 Apr 2021

Pariyerum Perumal is a masala film, says filmmaker KS Ravikumar

KS Ravikumar, played the male lead for the first time in the recent Zee5 release, Mathil.

22 Apr 2021

Every language is equally important to me: Rashmika Mandanna

...says Rashmika Mandanna, who has been working across multiple languages, and was recently seen in her Tamil debut, Sulthan, featuring Karthi

06 Apr 2021

Mandela movie review: A bold, effective political satire

Mandela’s opening scene has an impactful shot that, for me, goes straight into the most daring frames of Tamil cinema.

05 Apr 2021

‘Masala’ films should be savoured, not analysed: Sulthan star Karthi

If a film manages to transport its audience into its world, it is good enough, the actor said.

30 Mar 2021