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Aishwarya Rajesh, director Virumandi talk about Tamil cinema's first pay-per-view model film, Ka Pae Ranasingam
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Aishwarya Rajesh, director Virumandi talk about Tamil cinema's first pay-per-view model film, Ka Pae Ranasingam

Aishwarya Rajesh and Vijay Sethupathi's Ka Pae Ranasingam will become the first Tamil film to premiere in the digital platform on a pay-per-view model on Zee Plex

The quiet subversiveness of '96: Revisiting 2018 Trisha, Vijay Sethupathi-starrer through the lens of gender
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The quiet subversiveness of '96: Revisiting 2018 Trisha, Vijay Sethupathi-starrer through the lens of gender

Set in small town Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, ‘96 is the story of Ram and Jaanu, who have studied together since Class 1 and have always been “in love”.

Revisiting Singaravelan: Nine thoughts on watching '90s Kamal Haasan-starrer 
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Revisiting Singaravelan: Nine thoughts on watching '90s Kamal Haasan-starrer 

Singaravelan was released in 1992, a time when in our little corner of the world, the only options for entertainment were the non-AC cinema theatres and hanging out at the railway station. If you were a dude, I mean. If you were not a dude, lol.

Singaravelan: Was Kamal Haasan's 1992 film swashbuckling bucket of family fun, or sexist stalking saga? 
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Singaravelan: Was Kamal Haasan's 1992 film swashbuckling bucket of family fun, or sexist stalking saga? 

Singaravelan was released in 1992, a time when in our little corner of the world, the only options for entertainment were the non-AC cinema theatres and hanging out at the railway station. If you were a dude, I mean. If you were not a dude, lol.

Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: In Dhanush's 2019 film Asuran, the rise of a new national hero 
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Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: In Dhanush's 2019 film Asuran, the rise of a new national hero 

Asuran is a story of a Dalit, Sivasamy (played by Dhanush), and his family. It is an unusual story in that it doesn’t succumb to violence or revenge, but rises about it.

The Friday List: From a talk on sustainable fashion to a discussion on Tamil cinema's tryst with visual art, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From a talk on sustainable fashion to a discussion on Tamil cinema's tryst with visual art, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: In Pariyerum Perumal, love is the only meaningful resistance in a caste-society
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Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: In Pariyerum Perumal, love is the only meaningful resistance in a caste-society

Coming out of our caste-mentality is a freedom, but most of us fear this freedom, especially those who benefit by it. Pariyerum Perumal provides us the courage to emerge from this fear.

Monisha En Monalisa was labelled among Tamil cinema's lowest points. So I rewatched the film in 2020
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Monisha En Monalisa was labelled among Tamil cinema's lowest points. So I rewatched the film in 2020

I wanted to watch Monisha En Monalisa because I remembered it from my youth and I wanted to assess its problematic-ness in the clarity of adulthood. This proved to be a little tricky because problematics aside, this is a really, really bad movie.

On loving problematic Tamil cinema, and where 1999's Monisha En Monalisa fits on that spectrum
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On loving problematic Tamil cinema, and where 1999's Monisha En Monalisa fits on that spectrum

In this column, we'll be assessing the alleged problematic-ness of a movie called Monisha En Monalisa. Those who are familiar with the oeuvre of T Rajendran and remember this one may be saying, oh my God why in the actual everloving heck.

Revisiting Nayakan: What Mani Ratnam's 1987 tour de force reveals of justice, vengeance and sacrifice
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Revisiting Nayakan: What Mani Ratnam's 1987 tour de force reveals of justice, vengeance and sacrifice

Classics are called classics because they age better than most films, and reconstitute themselves according to the eras they must sieve through.

Penguin movie review: Keerthy Suresh shoulders thrilling, though unconvincing, search for a lost child
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Penguin movie review: Keerthy Suresh shoulders thrilling, though unconvincing, search for a lost child

Penguin draws a clear line — this is a story about a mother. Rhythm is only that. For her, and for the film, that is enough.

Karthik Subbaraj and Keerthy Suresh on Penguin, its digital release, and bringing challenging characters to life
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Karthik Subbaraj and Keerthy Suresh on Penguin, its digital release, and bringing challenging characters to life

Keerthy Suresh's Penguin is the second big direct OTT release this year in Tamil cinema after Jyotika Ponmagal Vandhal.

How Arun Karthick's Tamil film Nasir employs a Savarna reading of the good Muslim/bad Muslim binary
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How Arun Karthick's Tamil film Nasir employs a Savarna reading of the good Muslim/bad Muslim binary

Nasir premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2020, as an entry for the Tiger Competition and won the prestigious NETPAC Award for the best Asian feature film. It recently premiered in the MAMI film festival Mumbai.

Ponmagal Vandhal movie review: Jyotika doesn't punch hard but sincerely delivers clarion call to believe women's stories
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Ponmagal Vandhal movie review: Jyotika doesn't punch hard but sincerely delivers clarion call to believe women's stories

Ponmagal Vandhal fits perfectly into Jyotika’s pursuit: Every film is a milestone in her single-minded journey of women’s empowerment.

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

Sivakarthikeyan film Hero removed from Amazon Prime Video due to ongoing plagiarism charges
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Sivakarthikeyan film Hero removed from Amazon Prime Video due to ongoing plagiarism charges

Before Hero's release in December 2019, filmmaker Bosco Prabhu had accused makers of plagiarising his story and also claimed to have registered his script in 2017

Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal movie review: Dulquer Salmaan's long-delayed Tamil release is a breath of fresh air
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Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal movie review: Dulquer Salmaan's long-delayed Tamil release is a breath of fresh air

Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal may have faced numerous delays in hitting the theatres but to its credit, Dulquer Salmaan's new Tamil film does not look dated.

Mafia director Karthick Naren on making a Narcos-style film for Tamil audience, and his next with Dhanush
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Mafia director Karthick Naren on making a Narcos-style film for Tamil audience, and his next with Dhanush

Karthick Naren discusses wrapping a commercial entertainer like Mafia - Chapter 1 in a short span, and why the stalling of Naragasooran did not bog him down.

Dhanush has a busy year ahead with Karthik Subbaraj's upcoming film Jagame Thanthiram, Karnan, and Aanand L Rai's Atrangi Re
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Dhanush has a busy year ahead with Karthik Subbaraj's upcoming film Jagame Thanthiram, Karnan, and Aanand L Rai's Atrangi Re

Dhanush has as many as four films lined up this year, including the Hindi film Atrangi Re and Jagame Thanthiram with Petta director Karthik Subbaraj.