articles by Subha J Rao

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Return of Ramany Vs Ramany 3 on Aha echoes a throwback to the good old days of television

The nicest thing about the Ramany series remains the fact that it showcases people in all their states — gullible, angry, foolhardy — without judging them, without taunting them.

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Arun Vijay says working on Sarov Shanmugham's Oh My Dog taught him the 'value of patience'

Arun Vijay talks about his experience on Oh My Dog: 'You can still instruct kids, but dogs dance to their own beat. You have to be patient to get them in that zone'

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Inside KGF art director Shivakumar J's drawing board, and his fictional world of Narachi

KGF art director Shivakumar J on how he used his training in art to create the dark world of Narachi: 'We did an in-depth study of documentaries on mining, and saw how people lived there, the labour quarters, everything

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Inside RRR universe with cinematographer KK Senthil Kumar, his two-decade long association with SS Rajamouli

KK Senthil Kumar on RRR: 'With every film, SS Rajamouli is pushing boundaries, and I am a part of that effort'

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The H Vinoth interview | 'I prefer working with people who see merit in wanting to tell a story that discusses issues'

H Vinoth talks about the immense expectations from #Valimai, and how Ajith helped him to step back and move on after a project.

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Priyamani opens up on what intrigued her towards Aha's 'home-cooked' thriller Bhamakalapm

Priyamani, whose Bhamakalapam, releases on 11 February on Aha, speaks about making her Telugu OTT debut, playing The Family Man’s Suchi, and why she prefers going with the flow

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One Cut Two Cut movie review: Danish Sait's charm upholds this rib-tickling comedy

With a profusion of plurals and ‘an’s’, Danish Sait brings alive the adorable character of Gopi in a film that gets most things right

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Halitha Shameem deconstructs her short Loners on Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidyaadhaa: 'Writing it was therapeutic, healing'

Halitha Shameem on cracking the ‘code’ of a good anthology movie: “I think I try and fit the space I am in. I like to stay true to the narrative I choose"

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How village cooking channels on YouTube blend the traditional and the modern, my simple past with the digital future

During lockdown, when many of us were cooped up at home and in front of our computers, this was an escape into the world we had left behind. A world we never thought we would have to stay away from.

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Humble Politiciann Nograj review: Danish Sait's irreverent political satire is an extremely refreshing watch

Very few personalities or situations escape the punches from Danish Sait and his team. Nothing is too sacrosanct to not be roasted

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Prabhudeva on playing cop for the first time with Pon Manickavel, lack of dance songs in Tamil cinema

Prabhudeva, who has directed several cop films, including Salman Khan's Dabangg 3 and Radhe, will soon have first outing as a cop on screen with Pon Manickavel: 'I wanted to essay the character in a particular manner, as someone casual"

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What makes me return to the unapologetic, unadulterated sweetness of the Sooraj Barjatya extended universe

It might seem artificial amid a rash of violent, realistic films, but Sooraj Barjatya attempts to draw us into a world he knows best, a world that is nostalgic to many, but real to him.

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Suriya on bringing Justice K Chandru's life to reel with Jai Bhim: 'He is a change-maker, a beautiful disruptor'

Suriya on Jai Bhim: “You can pit what I’ve done my entire life versus what Justice Chandru has done for just one person, and he’ll still be the bigger person"

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'Theatres are geared towards male-led films, I feel OTT is our space': says Jyothika, ahead of 50th film Udanpirappe

"I can’t imagine getting a release during a festival in theatres because hierarchy-wise, it would go to the men first," says Jyothika, whose 50th film Udanpirappe releases on Amazon Prime Video India on Dussehra

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Sivakarthikeyan revisits past, analyses present: “My idea of progress is not one-note”

Sivakarthikeyan says lockdown allowed him to take a self-analytical journey: "I’ve never really had the chance to sit down with a cool head and analyse my career or revisit my choices"

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Sai Pallavi on reuniting with Sekhar Kammula for Love Story: 'He helps me keep my character in check'

"In the world he’s created, two young people enter a relationship with a certain baggage, and are influenced by their past. But they stay together and confront it, and that is endearing," says Sai Pallavi on Sekhar Kammula's Love Story, co-starring Naga Chaitanya.

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Sekhar Kammula on Love Story: Tried to represent caste discrimination in the way I can

Love Story director Sekhar Kammula discusses the men in his stories, working with Sai Pallavi and Naga Chaitanya, and not going the Vetrimaaran way while addressing caste discrimination.

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Inside 2D Entertainment's four-film deal with Amazon Prime Video India: Why Suriya's productions are going digital

The clutter-breaking success of Suriya's Soorarai Pottru on Amazon Prime Video India led to a four-film deal between his production house 2D Entertainment and the streaming platform in what could be a common distribution model in the future.

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Sanchari Vijay will be sorely missed at a time when Kannada film industry needs its everyman the most

The National Award-winning actor believed in “befriending the character, and accepting it with all its flaws and strengths."