articles by Sreedhar Pillai

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Vijay's Master unlikely to release on 9 April due coronavirus outbreak; no word from producers about postponement

It’s now almost certain that Vijay's Master is highly unlikely to hit the screens on 9 April, though there is no official word from the producers.

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Mafia director Karthick Naren on making a Narcos-style film for Tamil audience, and his next with Dhanush

Karthick Naren discusses wrapping a commercial entertainer like Mafia - Chapter 1 in a short span, and why the stalling of Naragasooran did not bog him down.

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Seeru movie review: Jiiva's action thriller is a 'time-pass entertainer with all essential commercial ingredients'

Seeru is a masala entertainer which can hold your interest with a limited run time of two hours

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Psycho movie review: Mysskin's ode to Alfred Hitchcock is a compelling thriller, despite its shortcomings

Psycho is a cat-and-mouse chase to find a serial killer who decapitates his victims and preserves their heads

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Darbar movie review: Yet another ode to superstar Rajinikanth and a celebratory film for his fans  

The first half of Darbar is enjoyable mainly due to Rajinikanth’s style and swagger.

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In Tamil cinema, the dominance of big superstars continues with the troika of Rajinikanth, Vijay and Ajith

When Bollywood superstars in their early 50s are finding it difficult to connect with today’s youth, tamil superstar Rajinikanth on the threshold of 70, continues to enthral audiences

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Thambi movie review: An impressive performance by Karthi powers Jeetu Joseph's engaging thriller

Noted Malayalam director Jeethu Joseph of Drishyam fame has perhaps the perfect template for family crime thrillers.

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Ramya Krishnan on her web series Queen: Character may resemble Jayalalitha; nothing wrong with that as I'm a fan of hers

Ramya Krishnan plays Shakthi Sheshadari in Queen and looks like a spitting image of Jayalalithaa. In an exclusive interview to Firstpost, she opens up about the series.

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How Arjun Das has become the new go-to villain of Tamil cinema, from Karthi's Kaithi to Vijay's Thalapathy 64

Arjun Das has become the talk of the town after he replaced Malayalam actor Antony Varghese as the main villain in Vijay’s film Thalapathy 64.

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Jada movie review: Kathir's latest film is a confused mess that's neither a sports drama nor a horror thriller

Jada is a confused mess that lacks a proper script and narration and is neither a sports drama nor a horror thriller and falls between two stools.

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Enai Noki Paayum Thota movie review: Dhanush-starrer is Gautham Menon's weakest film yet

Directed by Gautham Menon, Dhanush's Enai Noki Paayum Thota will leave you with many unanswered questions.

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Bigil beats Rajinikanth's Petta to become the highest earning Tamil film of 2019 in overseas markets

With the success of Bigil, Vijay is in the race to become the king of Tamil overseas market.

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Dhanush's Enai Noki Paayum Thota to finally release on 29 November; Gautham Menon announces new film Joshua with Varun

A teaser of Joshua has been made, which will be attached to ENPT when it releases on 29 November.

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Kaithi movie review: Karthi's edgy performance is the highlight of Lokesh Kanagaraj's gripping thriller

Kaithi is Kamal Haasan’s Virumaandi meets Bruce Willis’s Die Hard. In fact, Lokesh has acknowledged both the films in the credits,

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Petromax movie review: Tamannaah is reduced to cliches and sidelines in this average horror comedy

Petromax was promoted as a Tamannaah-led horror comedy. But she has little to do other than spotting her famous smile or startled look.