articles by Surendhar MK

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'Ensuring Dark's continuity was a challenge': Cinematographer Nikolaus Summerer discusses jumping through time

In this exclusive Q&A with Firstpost, Dark cinematographer Nikolaus Summerer talks about crafting a unique visual style for each time period.

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Aditi Rao Hydari on Amazon Prime film Sufiyum Sujatayum: Malayalam industry has huge reach on OTT platforms

In this exclusive interview with Firstpost, Aditi Rao Hydari talks about working in Sufiyum Sujatayum, working with Vijay Sethupathi, Dulquer Salmaan and turning singer for composer-actor GV Prakash.

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Jyotika on taking Ponmagal Vandhal directly to Amazon Prime: OTT platforms 'give content-driven films a deserving audience'

In an exclusive, Jyotika defends the decision of her Tamil courtroom drama Ponmagal Vandhal skipping a theatrical release owing to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus lockdown could result in surge of film, video piracy with the mushrooming of new illegal sites

The latest search trends and surveys from popular tracking platforms suggest that there's an unprecedented surge in the movie and video piracy.

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Coronavirus outbreak: From Selvaraghavan to Venkat Prabhu, how Kollywood celebrities are spending 21-day lockdown

Anu Emmanual, GV Prakash and Manjima Mohan shared how they are keeping themselves busy during the three week nationwide lockdown.

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How YouTube views have emerged as the significant yardstick in South Indian music scene

Apart from the Tamil scene, the Tollywood is another industry which continues to deliver viral chartbusters on a dynamic scale in terms of YouTube views

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Producers, exhibitors divided on OTT/satellite streaming of Tamil films as Kollywood embraces digital platforms

Kollywood have announced that they would procure big-star films on Minimum Guarantee (MG) basis only after seeing the movie in preview screenings to minimize or avoid losses at a later date.

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Dulquer Salmaan on the success of Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal, sequel plans, turning producer and upcoming film Kurup

Dulquer Salmaan will be seen next in Kurup, a film that’s already generated a lot of excitement among fans and movie buffs.

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After Indian 2 set mishap, Tamil producers weigh in on safety measures and insurance policies for crew members

In the wake of the crane crash on Indian 2 sets, which left three crew members dead, Tamil film industry personalities have spoken about the standard of safety, precaution measures in the film industry

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Samantha Akkineni, Sharwanand's Jaanu makes Rs 6.5 cr globally; Mysskin-directed Psycho declared hit in Tamil Nadu

After Sakranti blockbusters like Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, and Sarileru Neekevvaru, the Telugu industry has had consecutive box office flops like Disco Raja, Aswathama and now Jaanu.

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Dagaalty and Naadodigal 2 struggle as Mysskin's Psycho continues successful run at Tamil Nadu box office

The prospect of Mysskin’s next film Thupparivaalan 2, starring Vishal in the lead, have become better as a result of Psycho’s super hit success.

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Aditi Rao Hydari talks about Psycho, collaborating with Mysskin, Mani Ratnam and Dhanush

Aditi Rao Hydari termed working in Psycho as a very intense process due to the grim nature of the film

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Most awaited Tamil films of 2020, from Rajinikanth's untitled film to Vijay's Master and Soorarai Pottru

This year in Tamil cinema seems to offer an intriguing film in the pipeline from almost every actor out there.

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Darbar becomes Rajinikanth's fifth film to hit Rs 200 cr; Ala Vaikunthapurramloo, Sarileru Neekevvaru make Rs 100 cr each

Both Rajinikanth's Darbar and Dhanush's Pattas have performed to their potential at the box office.

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Darbar sails past Rs 150 cr in worldwide theatrical sales; overseas revenue touches Rs 50 cr mark

Darbar may face stiff competition in Tamil Nadu from Rajinikanth's son-in-law Dhanush, whose film Pattas is scheduled to release on Wednesday.

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Akshay Kumar's Good Newwz tops Chennai city box office; Telugu film Prati Roju Pandaage sails past Rs 30 cr globally

Good Newwz is being played with English subtitles in Tamil Nadu theaters, thereby adding to the interest factor of the audience.

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Sivakarthikeyan's Hero sails past Rs 20 cr in Tamil Nadu; Prati Roju Pandage pulls in Rs 25 cr globally

Hero and Thambi are the big releases of 20 Decembe, 2019 that continue to hold fort at the box office in Tamil Nadu as well as the Telugu states.

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Sivakarthikeyan's Hero makes Rs 10.5 cr in Tamil Nadu over opening weekend; Thambi grosses Rs 1.06 cr in Chennai

Thambi can be expected to eventually take the lead and finish above Hero, as it is a more family-friendly film and hasn’t polarized the audience in extremes like Hero has.