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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.

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.

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.

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.

Naan Sirithal movie review: Hiphop Tamizha's film has simple, sweet messaging but a wafer-thin plot
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Naan Sirithal movie review: Hiphop Tamizha's film has simple, sweet messaging but a wafer-thin plot

In Naan Sirithal, the entertainment elements are there but there is a lack of a cohesive story to package them.

Kangana Ranaut strikes a Bharatanatyam pose in new look from upcoming Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi
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Kangana Ranaut strikes a Bharatanatyam pose in new look from upcoming Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi

Thalaivi, directed by AL Vijay, brings onscreen Jayalalithaa's journey as a stellar actress which was followed by a powerful political career.

Tracing how music is still a big commercial pull in Tamil cinema, with films like Asuran, Comali benefiting from hit songs
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Tracing how music is still a big commercial pull in Tamil cinema, with films like Asuran, Comali benefiting from hit songs

Films like Dhanush's Asuran and Jayam Ravi's Comali proved how after the teaser and trailer, chartbusters still help Tamil films secure a good opening.

Pattas movie review: Dhanush is terrific as a mass hero but film fails to go beyond a regular 'festival special'
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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 sails past Rs 150 cr in worldwide theatrical sales; overseas revenue touches Rs 50 cr mark
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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.

Best Indian Films 2019: Poetry and courage across languages, from Assamese to Hindi, Khasi, Malayalam and more 
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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.

Hero movie review: Sivakarthikeyan takes a detour from romantic comedies but film isn't thoroughly convincing
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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.

How Arjun Das has become the new go-to villain of Tamil cinema, from Karthi's Kaithi to Vijay's Thalapathy 64
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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
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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.