Pattas movie review: Dhanush is terrific as a mass hero but film fails to go beyond a regular 'festival special'
Pattas is virtually a one-man show by Dhanush as he appears in almost every frame of the film.
Darbar may face stiff competition in Tamil Nadu from Rajinikanth's son-in-law Dhanush, whose film Pattas is scheduled to release on Wednesday.
Best Indian Films 2019: Poetry and courage across languages, from Assamese to Hindi, Khasi, Malayalam and more
2019 was a year in which small films in the Assamese and Khasi languages drew eyeballs, and the Kerala-based film industry aka Mollywood outdid itself.
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
Jeetu Joseph on directing Kaithi, working with Jyothika, and how Thambi is a unique brother-sister story
"Though brother-sister relationship is the core of Thambi, all the other characters also have a distinct identity and purpose," says director Jeetu Joseph.
Hero movie review: Sivakarthikeyan takes a detour from romantic comedies but film isn't thoroughly convincing
Overall, director PS Mithran has given a neat commercial entertainer, which also calls for a rethink of our educational policy.
Athiyan Athirai’s debut film Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu epitomises cinema as a form of resistance
Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu plainly explains the connections between imperialism, crony-capitalism and arms trade
Magizhchi in Mumbai: How Rajinikanth helped a fan find a brief sense of community while adrift in a new city
It’s weird watching a Rajinikanth film that isn’t houseful. But here we were. The lights dimmed and the Superstar credit appeared. And I was lost, sucked into a time-space continuum where geography and linear time were meaningless. I was home. Finally.
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.
Kaithi's early premiere on Hotstar upsets theatre chain owners because of low footfall in screenings of Karthi's film
Leading theatre chains like PVR and INOX removed the shows of Kaithi from Tamil Nadu despite the film performing extremely well at the box office.
At IFFI, Taapsee Pannu told a gentleman, who insisted on her speaking in Hindi, she is as much a Hindi film actress as she is a Telugu and Tamil actress.
Filmmaker Mysskin on his craft: 'Want to create films that will last years, not die within 100-day theatrical run'
From Pisaasu to Anjathe and Yuddham Sei, as a filmmaker, Mysskin has always marched to the beat of his own drummer. His latest film, Psycho, provides more affirmation of this truth.
As Tamil releases for 2019 fall below norm of 200-mark, a look at factors that led to declining numbers
As of Friday, 22 November, the number of Tamil releases for 2019 stood at 175, with only five Fridays more to complete the calendar year.
Adithya Varma movie review: This hard-hitting Arjun Reddy remake rides on Dhruv Vikram’s performance
Adithya Varma is a gripping and largely faithful remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy
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.
Bigil, Kaithi, Asuran, Nerkonda Paarvai, Petta show Tamil cinema is heading towards a content-oriented approach
Vijay's Bigil, Karthi's Kaithi, Dhanush's Asuran, Ajith's Nerkonda Paarvai and Viswasam, and Rajinikanth's Petta proves Tamil biggies are embracing change.
Vijay's Bigil likely to be a step above Karthi's Kaithi this Diwali after securing maximum screens worldwide
Bigil is clearly the most preferred film among exhibitors and distributors worldwide and should get prime showcasing, as it is a Vijay film.
With the success of Asuran, Dhanush proves he's a rare Tamil star who strikes the balance between scale and substance
The success of Dhanush's non-formula film like Asuran will encourage a new breed of filmmakers and actors to come out of their comfort zone.
Petromax was promoted as a Tamannaah-led horror comedy. But she has little to do other than spotting her famous smile or startled look.
Siddharth is impressive in a mass avatar but his role in Aruvam is exactly the same as the one in his release last month, Sivappu Manjal Pachai.