Latha Srinivasan
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Malayalam actresses form a collective to tackle sexism in film industry; will Kollywood follow suit?

Women in the Malayalam film industry (Manju Warrier, Parvathy, Bhavana, Anjali Menon, Geethu Mohan Das, Rima Kallingal) recently got together to form the Women in Cinema Collective, a group to champion the rights of women in the film industry.

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What makes Vikram Kollywood's superstar? His ability to play diverse characters

Top directors want to work with Vikram for his sheer talent and dedication. Meanwhile, the audience can’t get enough of him either as they want to know what he’s going to play next on screen.

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Why Malayalam actors are being wooed by Tamil film industry to play lead roles

By the look of the Tamil films that the Malayalam actors are starring in, content is what makes them sign on the dotted line.

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Mani Ratnam-Ram Charan to team up? The Telugu-Tamil bilingual film is in vogue

It’s no longer surprising to see Tamil or Telugu stars in films releasing in both languages.

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Janatha Garage review: This Mohanlal, Jr NTR film is an entertaining ride for the most part

Janatha Garage may not be one of director Koratala Siva's best films but it is a film that has its moments where Mohanlal and NTR Jr shine

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Aishwaryaa Dhanush: By 2030, we should be able to achieve gender equality

Filmmaker Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush's new role is that of UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India

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Kabali director Pa Ranjith: 'Rajinikanth approved politics, dialogue, rhetoric in film'

In this exclusive interview, director Pa Ranjith talks to Firstpost about his superhit film Kabali, his star Rajinikanth, and more

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Fight your battles wisely, says Vishakha Singh after taking on Facebook abuser

Currently, in Italy on a work trip, Vishakha Singh took time out to speak to Firstpost about the incident

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36 Vayadhinile review: Jyothika makes her comeback with a film about women's empowerment

36 Vayadhinile is feel-good, inspirational and gives you hope that women can still conquer all – including outdated clichés in cinema.

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Vai Raja Vai review: Dhanush's cameo is the only good thing in this damp squib

Vai Raja Vai is Aishwarya Dhanush's attempt at mainstream commercial cinema, and it's taken two years to hit theatres.

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OK Kanmani star Nithya Menen: ‘If the universe wants to test you, it makes you an actor.’

Today with over 35 films to her credit, Menen, 27, is being hailed as one of the best actresses in the south.

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O Kadhal Kanmani: Mani Ratnam is back with a 21st century love story that will charm you

Never mind conventions and the baggage they bring, because O Kadhal Kanmani celebrates romance, an emotion that is as old as creation itself

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Being a woman film director in Kollywood makes me special: Aishwarya Dhanush

She may be the daughter of Superstar Rajinikanth and the wife of another superstar actor, Dhanush, but she’s worked hard to carve a niche for herself in the Tamil film industry.

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Director Gautham Menon on Kollywood controversies, the Tamil Ranbir Kapoor and women in his films

The ability to work successfully across numerous genres - from romantic dramas to action thrillers - makes Gautham special in the film industry today.

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Actor Simbu upset his films aren't coming out, complains about Kollywood politics

Simbu started acting at the age of three. He started his career by appearing in his father, actor-producer-singer-director T Rajendar’s film, Uravai Kaatha Kili in 1984.

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From Prashanth to Rajinikanth, life after a hit Shankar film goes downhill for actors

Most of Shankar’s heroes have struggled to find box office success after working with Shankar, possibly because the audience expects them to appear in films that are as lavish as Shankar’s.

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I review: Vikram tries hard to make it work but Shankar has lost his magic touch

The film is one-man show starring Vikram, but perhaps Shankar now needs to rediscover himself.

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Tamil filmmaker K Balachander: The man who introduced us to Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan

At 84, “KB sir”, as he is fondly called by one and all in the industry, has seen Tamil cinema evolve and is a guru and mentor to many people across many fields, including acting and directing.