When fear and mirth co-exist

In spiritual realm, a mirror is the gateway for connecting with souls and this scene remains one of the most effective ‘dual role reveals’ in a film.

20 Sep 2021

Realm of new possibility

There is a certain allure when a woman plays the lead. You can write her character in myriad ways.

06 Sep 2021

Thamizh Talkies: What's success on OTT?

The all-encompassing process of filmmaking is one huge collective effort. But seldom is this effort hailed; instead, it’s the end result that is hailed or rejected.

23 Aug 2021

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

Films for life

A good film must leave you sated. Like a good meal

08 Jan 2018

All for an apology

So, Sathyaraj went on record expressing his regret for what he said nine years ago.

24 Apr 2017

Queen till the end

From leading lady in tinsel town to a leader of the State, Jayalalithaa was always under the arc lights. Our columnist draws a lot of parallels between her reel and real life

08 Dec 2016

How Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar put the spotlight on Jaya

The director’s 1997 classic revisited, this time to explore the Amma connection

08 Dec 2016

When will we see Ponniyin Selvan on 70mm?

The writer is a former journalist who has worked in the film industry for several years and is passionate about movies, music and everything related to entertainment

17 Oct 2016