articles by Raja Sekar

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Suriya on producing Soorarai Pottru: Wasn't sure whether other producers would spend enough to fulfil Sudha Kongara's vision

"A film like Soorarai Pottru can be made only if a director like Sudha Kongara spends two years of her life for the script. I think the time a filmmaker spends on paper enhances the overall mood of the film," says Suriya.

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Anjali on playing a cop in Nishabdham and her upcoming role in Telugu remake of Pink, Vakeel Saab

Post Nishabdham, Anjali will be a part of the Netflix anthology directed by Vignesh ShivN, and she also has Pawan Kalyan’s Vakeel Saab coming up.

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Why Amazon Prime Video India leads the market in acquisition for direct digital premiere of South Indian films

Amazon Prime Video India has recently acquired South biggies like Suriya's Soorarai Pottru, Fahadh Faasil's C U Soon, and Nani's V.

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Why Prabhas, Allu Arjun, Yash and other South Indian stars are planning to explore pan-Indian markets for their films

Prabhas recently unveiled the first look of his multilingual Radhe Shyam opposite Pooja Hegde, and announced another one with Deepika Padukone.

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Karthik Subbaraj and Keerthy Suresh on Penguin, its digital release, and bringing challenging characters to life

Keerthy Suresh's Penguin is the second big direct OTT release this year in Tamil cinema after Jyotika Ponmagal Vandhal.

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Theatre owners irked by direct-to-digital release of Indian films, say it can never replace traditional moviegoing experience

Even though exhibitors are unhappy with producers choosing to go the digital way, they still think that OTT platforms will never be an alternative for the moviegoing audience.

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Netflix film Sethum Aayiram Pon, by debutant director Anand Ravichandran, shows how death can reunite families

Sethum Aayiram Pon is a poignant tale that talks about the importance of being surrounded by kith and kin.

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Coronavirus pandemic: South Indian film industry comes to a standstill with shoots stalled, films postponed

The two-week shutdown because of coronavirus is likely to create a choc-a-block kind of situation in the country so prioritising film releases will be the biggest challenge.

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How Suriya is planning clashes with Vijay and Ajith's films this year to test his box office potential

Soorarai Pootru, which is led by Suriya, is based on the life of Air Deccan founder Captain GR Gopinath.

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As Rajinikanth plays a brother in Annaatthe, a recap of how the 'brotherly image' has boosted his box office standing

Started his career as an antagonist, the sister sentiment gave a positive image to Rajinikanth

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Dhanush has a busy year ahead with Karthik Subbaraj's upcoming film Jagame Thanthiram, Karnan, and Aanand L Rai's Atrangi Re

Dhanush has as many as four films lined up this year, including the Hindi film Atrangi Re and Jagame Thanthiram with Petta director Karthik Subbaraj.

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Tracing how music is still a big commercial pull in Tamil cinema, with films like Asuran, Comali benefiting from hit songs

Films like Dhanush's Asuran and Jayam Ravi's Comali proved how after the teaser and trailer, chartbusters still help Tamil films secure a good opening.

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Allu Arjun on Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo: Glad to do a lighthearted entertainer after a spate of serious films

Allu Arjun discusses reuniting with Trivikram Srinivas for the third time, why one should not run down on mainstream cinema, and his film with AR Murugadoss.

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Mahesh Babu on Sarileru Neekevvaru: Had to unlearn a lot initially as I was doing comedy after a long time

Mahesh Babu discusses why he signed a full-blown entertainer like Sarileru Neekevvaru, opening a new movie hall in AMB Cinemas, and his issue with bilinguals.

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AR Murugadoss on Darbar: 'You will get to see a colorful Rajinikanth in an out-and-out action zone'

Superstar Rajinikanth's cop action entertainer Darbar is all set to release on 9 January in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi.

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Filmmakers who transformed Tamil cinema in this decade, from Karthik Subbaraj to Pa Ranjith, Vetrimaaran

In Tamil cinema, 2019 has become a solid proof that if big stars opt for an experimental film, audiences embrace it with open arms.

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Karthi on sharing the screen with sister-in-law Jyothika in Thambi, Kaithi sequel, and progress on Ponniyin Selvan

Karthi opens up on casting Jyothi for Thambi, how he selects his scripts and working with Jeethu Joseph