‘Films should make you empathetic’

Franklin, the director of Writer, speaks of five films that inspired his style and the way he infuses politics into narratives

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Even the graphics of media player intrigued me: Nagooran Ramachandran

The seed for Nagooran Ramachandran’s fascination for editing was sown in the curiosity computers evoked in him.

24 May 2022

‘Veedu is one of the best Tamil films’

I was introduced to the film by Thiagarajan Kumararaja during the pre-production of Aaranya Kandam.

11 May 2022

‘Directing Kamal sir has helped me become a better actor’

Sabari and Saravanan approached me not to produce this film but to play the lead, and another producer was set to bankroll the film.

09 May 2022

‘Acharya took my work to the common people’

...says production designer Suresh Selvarajan about creating the massive artwork for Koratala Siva’s Acharya

05 May 2022

‘Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal  is a decidedly colourful film’

With his latest film playing to houseful screens, cinematographer SR Kathir looks back on his 15-year-long career

02 May 2022

Editor R Nirmal: As a Vijay fan, I wanted to showcase him well on screen

Editor R Nirmal has rarely given interviews. The timid, young editor chose to stay away from the limelight ever since his debut with Saattai in 2012.

26 Apr 2022

Srinivas Mohan: We wanted the VFX in RRR to be invisible

The conundrum while appreciating visual effects is that a mere acknowledgement of the craft’s employment can be a negation of the effort that has been poured into its creation.

15 Apr 2022

Beast vs KGF 2: Clash of the titans at box office

“Festival seasons help the film business a lot.” Mariyappan said advance booking trends for both films were strong.

12 Apr 2022

Laughable cliche-ridden snoozefest

Movie theatres are equipped with sound systems behind the screen to synchronise the direction of the sound and image for the viewer.

09 Apr 2022

Simplification undermines this promising sports documentary

The best sports documentaries are not really about the sport itself.

05 Apr 2022

My parents have never put pressure on me: Akshara Haasan

Akshara Haasan discusses her latest film, Achcham Madam Naanam Payirppu, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video recently

04 Apr 2022

Too simplistic a sports documentary

It could even have been a podcast episode and been equally effective.

02 Apr 2022

INTERVIEW| ‘The gaze of  The Rapist is completely new’: Arjun Rampal

Arjun Rampal discusses his intense role in Aparna Sen’s The Rapist, which was recently screened at the ongoing IFFK

23 Mar 2022

I have always been a rule-breaker: Malavika Mohanan

Malavika Mohanan, who was recently seen in Maaran, discusses her career so far and where she thinks it’s all headed

16 Mar 2022