articles by Nandhu Sundaram

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Ranking all Star Wars films, from Return of the Jedi to The Force Awakens and The Empire Strikes Back

Over 10 feature films across 42 years, the Star Wars franchise has captured the mind of the public like no series before.

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Mission: Impossible - Fallout — How Tom Cruise sets his action franchise apart from other movies in the genre

Today, five films later, Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible series is arguably the most complicated, enduring and influential action franchise.

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Karuthamma, Nammavar, Kadhalan, Nattamai — Tamil cinema offered its best in the watershed year of 1994

1994 was a golden year for Tamil cinema since it gave the audience hits like Karuthamma, Kadhalan, IPS, Seevalaperi Pandi, Amaidhi Padai and Jai Hind.

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From Kalaignan to Chandramukhi, charting movies released on Vishu and the break in tradition with no releases this year

If you were to go to the movies only on the occasion of Vishu, it would be hard to charter its course over the years. The unprecedented grip of the New Wave Tamil cinema and its influence would hardly register a blip.

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The Last Jedi: Looking back at the Star Wars franchise ahead of the eighth installment

The Last Jedi is the sequel to the 2015 space adventure The Force Awakens. The film will mark completion of 40 years since the first Star Wars movie.

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A Fantastic Woman movie review: Sebastián Lelio tells touching story of a transwoman

In A Fantastic Woman, Sebastián Lelio ably directs Daniela Vega, who plays a trans woman simultaneously dealing with her lover's death and discrimination.

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The Hungry movie review: Naseeruddin Shah, Tisca Chopra enjoy a grey avatar in this thriller

In The Hungry, an Indian adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, Naseeruddin Shah and Tisca Chopra go head to head as the heads of industrialist families

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Chavela movie review: Capturing the vitality and vivaciousness of Chavela Vargas

Chavela, a warm documentary on Chavela Vargas, is a riveting portrait of the great Mexican singer that mixes her heart wrenching songs with some intimate interviews

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I Am Not A Witch review: Rungano Nyoni's film delivers scathing comment on prejudice in Zambia

Zambia-born director Rungano Nyoni's I Am Not A Witch is elevated by its nuanced direction, masterful camerawork and invested performances.

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Wajib movie review: Annemarie Jacir paints touching picture of Nazareth and father-son duo

Through Wajib, Annemarie Jacir tells a heartwarming story of a father-son relationship, laced with humour. Of noteworthy mention is the portrayal of Nazareth

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With Blade Runner 2049 in theatres, here's all you need to know about the original Harrison Ford-starrer

When Blade Runner premiered in 1982, it polarised critics and bombed at the box-office

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Kamal Haasan's Indian set benchmark for special effects, art direction — How will the sequel fare?

In the last scene of Indian, Kamal Haasan's character Senapathy says, "I will be back whenever evil returns". Will that be the take off point for the sequel?

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Ajith's Vivegam is a blockbuster, but has the 'ultimate star' overshadowed the actor?

As Vivegam completes 25 days in the theatres, examining Ajith's superstardom