Articles by Subha J Rao
Feb 23, 2020
Popcorn Monkey Tiger director Suri on what inspires him to make 'edgy' films: 'I make films for regular people'Kannada film Popcorn Monkey Tiger released in theatres 21 February.
Jan 05, 2020
Teju Belawadi on Gantumoote, rare Kannada film that celebrates its female gaze: 'Internal conflicts are my forte'What has appealed to most about Kannada film Gantumoote is its distinct female gaze, powered by the performance of Teju Belawadi and the direction of Roopa Rao.
Nov 07, 2019
Kaithi director Lokesh Kanagaraj reveals plan to expand film into a franchise: 'I have the idea for both a prequel and sequel'Kaithi is the second film by Lokesh Kanagaraj, who made his directorial debut with Maanagaram.
Oct 24, 2019
Karthi on working with Lokesh Kanagaraj in Kaithi: I accept a film because something about it strikes a chord with meIn an interview with Firstpost, actor Karthi talks about a film that is self-admittedly close to his heart: Kaithi.
Sep 13, 2019
Pailwaan movie review: Sudeep, Suniel Shetty are earnest in an overlong film riddled with stereotypesEven though the performances by Sudeep and Suniel Shetty are arresting, Pailwaan's super-flabby first half, with its numerous detours, slows the film down
Sep 12, 2019
Sudeep on his physical transformation for Pailwaan, and sharing the screen with 'Anna' Suniel ShettySudeep speaks about being part of films like Pailwaan, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy and Dabangg 3 and how cinema has been 'fairly sweet' to him
Jul 28, 2019
Aadai director Rathna Kumar on Amala Paul's Kamini, and why the film is about personal freedom, not feminismDays after the release of Aadai, Rathna Kumar is still giving interviews, explaining why a section of the audience felt the climax of his film went against everything the film set out to convey.
Jun 12, 2019
Prakash Raj on how Girish Karnad encouraged dissent: His works, written in the 60s, are still alive and relevantOver the past few years, Girish Karnad and Prakash Raj bonded over their ideology, especially after their friend Gauri Lankesh was gunned down.
Jun 11, 2019
Girish Karnad passes away: Master Manjunath revisits fond memories of working with him during Malgudi DaysMaster Manjunath looks back at his 'fond memories' of Girish Karnad, working on Utsav and Malgudi Days
Mar 27, 2019
Kannada cinema undergoes commercial crisis as indie films with immense potential fail to recover costs2018 saw a handful of small, beautiful Kannada films release in theatres. While only a few managed to recover costs, the others enjoyed a longer run on streaming services.