Sujatha Narayanan

Dance, dance baby

Our Indian cinema is a perfect platform for all three and more art forms. I reserve a special place for one art form in particular: dance.

5 hours ago

A Deepavali unlike any other

A Deepavali release in Tamil cinema has always meant a ‘high’ for audiences and filmmakers alike.

16 Nov 2020

Bigg Boss Tamil: A host of important topics

There’s something new about Bigg Boss Tamil this year and it’s not just the colourful set or the contestants.

02 Nov 2020

A downpour of emotion

Watching the grey Chennai sky this morning, I couldn’t help but reminisce about how and when rain became a ‘character’ in our movies.

19 Oct 2020

For the love of the Tamil language

I grew up grasping the beauty of big Tamil words from the films of Sivaji Ganesan. I learnt from him that enunciating language with proper diction, delivery and dialect adds to a performance.

05 Oct 2020

What are the marks of a legend?

I love watching cookery videos though I rarely cook. I love watching videos of elephants and tigers in the jungle, though I would never dare to go on a safari.

25 Sep 2020

Two eternal comedies: Ooty Varai Uravu and Bhama Vijayam

I turned to two films for my weekly laughs, both of which had Nagesh in it. I’m sure you get the drift of what I’m about to say now. Comedy is also about consistency.

21 Sep 2020

When news turns out to be cheap entertainment

Ultimately, what matters is whether I have the talent/aptitude to become what I wish to be in the field of work I choose to be in.

07 Sep 2020

SP Balasubrahmanyam is an emotion

Once upon a time, my dad bought his first second-hand LML Vespa scooter from a man, who was an upcoming playback singer.

24 Aug 2020

The big OTT debate

Even as the debate rages on about theatre releases vs OTT premieres, we already have a mainstream film line-up ready for home viewing in a few days.

18 May 2020

A revolutionary interview: When Vijay Sethupathy posed questions to Kamal Haasan online

We are into what seems like a new normal. Lockdown is the new familiar. While Zoom meetings have replaced conference room discussions, entertainment too is now entirely online.

04 May 2020

Art, our saviour during COVID-19 times

We are passing through an extraordinary phase in human history. Every 24 hours on our hands feels like a blessing and gratitude levels have peaked or so it seems.

20 Apr 2020

Chekka Chivantha Vaanam: Bringing the style back to gangster films

The FDFS of the film saw a gargantuan opening hitherto unheard of for any of Mani Ratnam’s films.

01 Oct 2018

Cinema, the big winner of this year's National Awards

Perhaps for the first time since the 80s, the National awards reflect audience's verdict.

16 Apr 2018

Jyotika: Finally, a real female cop

How many heroines can be said to have carried the police uniform with panache? Vijayashanthi aka Vaijayanthi IPS, sure, and before her, Lakshmi, in Udhaya Geetham and Rudra.

19 Feb 2018