Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicTamil cinema

Topic: Tamil cinema

‘People’s man’ of Tamil cinema Vijay Sethupathi never plays a character. He becomes them

In Sethupathi's latest film 19(1)(a), his character is silenced by a bullet. But the actor is much like the film—he speaks only through his performances.

SS Rajamouli’s RRR is everything you expect it to be – freedom struggle on Baahubali scale

SS Rajamouli’s RRR may be a good ol' tale of good vs evil, but it packs everything that Indian cinema offers, plus spectacular VFX.

Ashokamitran — Tamil writer who ‘no historian of 1960s Indian Cinema’ could ignore

Ashokamitran was the first Tamil writer invited to attend the writers-in-residence program at Iowa University in 1973. He actively wrote even in his dotage.

2021 was the year of anti-caste cinema — from Jai Bhim to Karnan

Tamil films showed that it was possible to be anti-caste and not be ‘anti-box office’. Bollywood needs to catch up.

Bollywood has miles to go before it can produce Kaala, Asuran, Karnan or even a Jai Bhim

Tamil film industry used to be like any other Indian film Industry about a decade ago. But then it delved into anti-caste movies that even Hindi and Bengali new wave films didn't.

‘Betrayer of Tamils’ — Muralitharan biopic becomes flashpoint in Tamil Nadu, actor slammed too

The movie is titled 800 — the number of wickets taken by Muralitharan in test cricket — and stars popular Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi in the lead.

Sadma is an achingly beautiful story about a love that defies labels

Balu Mahendra's Hindi remake of his Tamil classic, Moondram Pirai, was a milestone in his, Sridevi's and Kamal Haasan's careers.

Gemini Ganesan, the unusual Tamil superstar who never ventured into politics

Gemini Ganesan, the King of Romance, was a voracious reader who did not own a single romantic novel.

Remembering Kannadasan, the Tamil lyricist who wrote over 5,000 songs & 4,000 poems

Credited with bringing prominence to lyric writing in Tamil cinema, Kannadasan also won a Sahitya Akademi award for his novel Cheraman Kadhali.

Sivaji Ganesan, the actor who even Marlon Brando was said to be in awe of

In a 40-year career, Sivaji Ganesan emerged as the doyen of Tamil cinema, a rare actor who used the method acting style to reach the top.

On Camera

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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