The rise and rise of Pushpa: How Allu Arjun film's Hindi dubbed version became pandemic's most successful Indian release
"Pushpa’s incredible, sleeper success proves the pan-India Baahubali formula was not a fluke:" trade analysts weigh in on what made the Hindi dubbed version of Allu Arjun's film a bigger box office success than the original Telugu version.
Dhanush, Aishwaryaa announce separation after '18 years of togetherness': 'We stand at a place where our paths separate'
Dhanush announced separation from his filmmaker wife Aishwaryaa, the daughter of megastar Rajinikanth, after 18 years of marriage.
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"
Mammootty said he is experiencing 'a light fever but otherwise I am fine.'
Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa has great set of stories that captures the mosaic of emotions with greater detail
Nagarjuna says he's 'very proud of how calm Naga Chaitanya remained' during separation from Samantha
Nagarjuna, will next star in Bangarraju with son Naga Chaitanya, scheduled to release on 14 January
Malayalam actress assault case: Survivor speaks out after accused Dileep's magazine cover; all you need to know
With stars like Mohanlal and Mammootty sharing the survivor's statement, does that mean the Malayalam film industry has finally attained a moral conscience? Or this has got to do with the knowledge that the Hema Committee report might never see the light of the day?
Anbarivu tries to question casteist practises but lacks the nuance and sophistication to make a compelling argument.
SS Rajamouli on RRR delay: 'We’ve surfed two waves of the pandemic, confident that result is going to be worth the battle'
SS Rajamouli opens up on why RRR will work whenever it releases: "Underneath all the star power and visual extravaganza, there is an emotional story that will resonate with everyone."
I feel sorry for those who get entertained by the endless surge of villainy and the tiresome torrent of tyranny that is unleashed by the volley of unscrupulous villains with sundry mafia-like agendas.
In a year when we needed solace, reassurance, hope, and an escape the most, cinema did not fail us. So in no particular order, here are some of my most memorable Tamil cinematic experiences in 2021.
Between The Great Indian Kitchen and Minnal Murali flowed a stream of quality Malayalam releases so unrelenting, that I have struggled to restrict my Best Malayalam Films 2021 compilation to just 10.
How Malayalam cinema mapped gender bias and toxic masculinity in 2021, from The Great Indian Kitchen to Joji
As the year comes to an end, we explore how Malayalam cinema has tackled quite a lot of issues in their narratives — primarily circling around patriarchy, casual sexism, the stigma around second marriages, abortion, and gender-equal spaces in marriages.
First Take | Why Samantha’s highly provocative item song in Pushpa isn't only surprising, but also highly inappropriate
It is sad to see Samantha stretching herself so anxiously across the screen to prove her point. She may call it a 'special song.' But what she has done in 'Oo Antava Oo Oo Antava' is known as an 'item song.'
Minnal Murali movie review: Tovino Thomas is a charming, true-blue desi, out-and-out naadan superhero
Basil Joseph's film may be a tribute to the Hollywood superhero genre and made on a larger budget than is the norm with Malayalam cinema, but it is also everything that the Malayalam New New Wave of the past decade is loved for across India.
Trends in Tamil cinema of 2021: While male star vehicles brought back audience to theatres, women dominated streaming
The question of the year has been, ‘Will people come back to the theatres?.' They did and how. 2021, even with a hiatus in between, saw some major star vehicles that set the cash registers ringing.
The outcome of Chidambaram's confident direction and a sharp script is an intelligent and entertaining film.
Drushyam 2 movie review: Venkatesh, Meena uphold Jeethu Joseph's writing for a faithful Telugu remake
Drushyam 2 is a great experiment in cinema that dares to slow down and look inwards.
Churuli movie review: Lijo Jose Pellissery’s frustratingly abstract, sometimes intriguing trip to a land of reversed power equations
The elements that work for Churuli make it all the more maddening that director Lijo Jose Pellissery chose to say what he wants to say with such intentional vagueness
Prabhudeva tries his best to infuse the ‘cool yet ruthless’ cop vibe into the character but it does not always translate on screen