articles by Karthik Keramalu

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Spyder is Mahesh Babu's first Telugu-Tamil bi-lingual: Will it help take his stardom to greater heights?

Eighteen years after he made his debut as a leading hero, Mahesh Babu is facing another 'first' as his thriller Spyder releases as a Tamil-Telugu bilingual

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Paisa Vasool, Vivegam, Kabali, Khaidi no 150: In a sea of male stars, where is female talent?

A look at the last ten films starring male stars of Telugu and Tamil cinema will reveal most of the titles and movies revolve around male protagonists. Where are the strong female characters?

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Vivegam looks like a promising action film, but feels insincere: Is it merely for Ajith fans?

Vivegam: What good is a film if its only aim is to get a dozen whistle-worthy lines and eye-widening action scenes in a two-and-a-half-hours?

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Rana Daggubati: From CM Arjun to MLA Jogendra, the power and hamartia of his political characters

Rana Daggubati portrayed two very different type of characters in Sekhar Kammula's Leader and Teja's Nene Raju Nene Mantri.

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Dulquer Salmaan plays the urban hero with panache in Malayalam cinema; will Bollywood offer more of the same?

What does Dulquer Salmaan's Bollywood debut with Irrfan Khan, Mithila Palkar have in store for the largely urban, boy-next-door Malayalam actor?