Sujatha Narayanan

Rajinikanth’s 'Baba': Nostalgia and new beginnings

While Baba sees a rerun that’s welcomed with more enthusiasm that what it encountered upon its original release, the real test for our Superstar comes with his next film, Nelson’s Jailer.

12 Dec 2022

2022: A year of plenty for Tamil cinema

This year has been both a blessing and a lesson for Tamil cinema where good writing has given us great films.

14 Nov 2022

Behold the Mani Ratnam historical

The one thought in my head when I left the cinema hall after watching Ponniyin Selvan 1 was how Mani Ratnam has raised the benchmark in the g enre of historical action dramas.

03 Oct 2022

Star-studded September

The Tamil film industry is seeing a golden run which began with Doctor and Maanaadu last year.

19 Sep 2022

Hotstar's '19(1)(a)', Netflix's 'Darlings' mark winning week for women on OTT

For the first time in Indian cinema, two films directed by women that were released within two weeks are seeing a dream run on their respective OTT platforms.

08 Aug 2022

'Ponniyin Selvan' teaser: The unfair skepticism of social media

Has pure cinema come to merely views now? The hero and music director are on top of the pecking order for determining the business of a film, so where does it leave the director?

11 Jul 2022

Gangubhai Kathiawadi to Bhool Bhulaiyya 2, can we expect more women-centric films in future? 

Two heroines have delivered blockbusters and moved on to work on their next films in Hindi cinema.

27 Jun 2022

The triumph of a good story

A chance lunch post a recent film shoot led to a bunch of us talking about the kind of films doing well at the box-office right now.

13 Jun 2022

Vikram calling the shots

The year was 1985. The streets of Mylapore were agog with excitement. Camera and lights got the sedate Arisikaran street buzzing, with the crew hustling around, but I still had to go to school.

30 May 2022

Real stories make for great cinema

Personal films make for great debuts, as evidenced by Sivakarthikeyan’s Don.

16 May 2022

A mass hero, an inspiration

There are heroes and then there is Ajith, who celebrates his 51st birthday yesterday.

02 May 2022

Big dreams for the big screen

The big screen has never been this bright since Covid-19 took over our lives.

18 Apr 2022

Beast of the star

I love the masala film genre, for in it, lies every emotion. If Hollywood has its Marvel films, Indian cinema and more importantly,

04 Apr 2022

Grey is in vogue

“Neenga nallavaraa kettavaraa?” “Theriyaliye pa…” These are perhaps the best two lines to summarise a role that cannot be boxed into either black or white.

21 Mar 2022

Reign of the queens in Bollywood

Alia has blossomed into this actor who can do anything on screen, and she does this so well that filmmakers weave their stories around her.

07 Mar 2022