Articles by Sreedhar Pillai
Apr 18, 2018
Kollywood strike ends: Mercury to be first release; TPFC hopes Rajinikanth's Kaala jolts industry back to normalcyThe shooting of all Kollywood films which were suspended will restart once Vishal makes the announcement. It will take a few weeks before shooting stabilises.
Apr 11, 2018
No clarity on release of Prabhu Deva-starrer Mercury in Tamil Nadu; TPFC strike continuesThe Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) has made it clear that Mercury should not release at a time when producers have stopped new releases from 1 March
Apr 09, 2018
Kollywood strike: Tamil film industry is losing Rs 3-4 cr every day due to standoff between producers, theatre ownersThe Kollywood strike is a battle between producers on one side and theatre owners supported by DSPs , who are unwilling to share the cost of VPF
Apr 04, 2018
Kollywood 2018 Quarter 1 box office report: Padmaavat, Black Panther save day as Tamil films flounderBeset by an ongoing strike that saw no new releases in March, and films that underperformed over January and February, the first quarter of 2018 has been a tough one for Kollywood
Mar 26, 2018
As Kollywood strike continues, Vishwaroopam 2 cleared by censors: Will Kamal Haasan's film release before Rajinikanth's Kaala?Kamal Haasan’s Viswaroopam 2 has been censored with UA certificate, and producers will announce it officially once strike is over.
Mar 22, 2018
Why Rajinikanth and producers of Kaala cannot afford to miss their 27 April release dateRajinikanth likely to announce the name of his political party soon, Kaala will be seen as the first film after his big ticket entry into Tamil Nadu politics. The opposition parties are keenly watching these developments.
Mar 09, 2018
Black Panther, Padmaavat are highest grossers in Tamil Nadu box office as strike over South Indian films continuesThis year has started on a dull note for Kollywood. In the first two months of 2018, there have been 33 Tamil releases, but none of them can be termed as super hits.
Mar 02, 2018
Kaala teaser release rushed to combat illegal leak; offers glimpses of Rajinikanth the politicianKaala seems cleverly designed to project Rajinikanth as the one-man saviour Tamil Nadu needs
Mar 01, 2018
No new South releases from 1 March: Bollywood, Hollywood releases to dominate theatres across four statesThe producers believe that shutting down for a few weeks during the lean period (March is considered the examination season across the South) is the ideal time to fight the DSPs.
Feb 25, 2018
Sridevi was a bonafide Bollywood star — but her films with Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth are most memorableSridevi went on to do 21 films with Kamal Haasan in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. She has also done 20 films with Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan.