Ashameera Aiyappan

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Imaikkaa Nodigal actor Raashi Khanna: I don’t want to be defined

Raashi Khanna will share screen space with Anurag Kashyap in her first Tamil film Imaikkaa Nodigal. The R. Ajay Gnanamuthu directorial, also starring Nayanthara and Atharvaa, will hit screens on August 30.

Merku Thodarchi Malai movie review: A brilliant, rooted slice-of-life fare

Merku Thodarchi Malai review: Merku Thodarchi Malai is an honest portrayal of a livelihood that had begun to become extinct. Lenin’s honesty translates into no-frill cinema -- it doesn’t go out of its way to ‘entertain’ you.

Echcharikkai movie review: A kidnapping tale that fails to scratch beyond the surface

Echcharikkai movie review: Some of the plot transgressions, so glaringly two-dimensional, are further hampered by some done and dusted clichés.

Kanaa teaser: An Aishwarya Rajesh show feat Sivakarthikeyan

Kanaa teaser: Aishwarya Rajesh makes quite a splash as the gritty cricketer with steely glances, fiery bowling and of course, tears of ambition. The actor is reported to have trained hard to play cricket convincingly.

Kolamaavu Kokila movie review: Nayanthara hits it out of the park with this one

Kolamaavu Kokila movie review: While the references to Breaking Bad are quite obvious, Kolamaavu Kokila has a lot working in her favour. The film takes its stereotypes and delightfully subverts them on all counts, thus pushing the film into a place of constant irony.

Harmony with AR Rahman review: A necessary reminder about the encompassing nature of music

Despite having a star anchor in AR Rahman, Sruti Hariharan Subramaniyam ensures that the story doesn’t deviate from the talent it has chosen to celebrate. Harmony charts the course of the musicians, culminating in a space that Rahman orchestrates.

Pyaar Prema Kaadhal movie review: Harish Kalyan and Raiza Wilson shine in a refreshingly sensible rom-com

Pyaar Prema Kaadhal review: Harish Kalyan and Raiza Wilson starrer Pyaar Prema Kaadhal isn’t perfect. The film felt too ‘wannabe’ at a few places. But these are very minor grouses for a film that gets most of the things right.

Vishwaroopam 2 movie review: With an intelligent spy film, Kamal Haasan delivers promises

Vishwaroopam 2 movie review: There is a lot going on in Vishwaroopam 2 and Kamal seems to realise this as well. He constantly creates space for explanations, though organically.

Pyaar Prema Kaadhal is a perfect romantic comedy: Raiza Wilson

Harish Kalyan and Raiza Wilson will be seen in Yuvan Shankar Raja's first production venture, Pyaar Prema Kaadhal. The film will hit screens today.

Karunanidhi politicised cinema with Dravidian ideology

M Karunanidhi’s political career and cinema career grew hand in hand. The politician-screenwriter passed away on Tuesday. He was 94.

In search of Kollywood’s 007

With Vishwaroopam, Kamal made a hefty promise of not meandering from the core story. The first installment fulfilled its promise of being an action-packed, fast thriller.

Jail first look: Is the GV Prakash Kumar-Vasanthabalan film about slum rehabilitation?

Jail starring GV Prakash Kumar would be director Vasanthabalan’s comeback film after the 2014 historical musical drama Kaaviya Thalaivan. The film could possibly be about the difficulties of the urban poor.

Ghajinikanth movie review: This Arya starrer is yet another string of cliches and outdated tropes

Ghajinikanth movie review: There are several ways to keep the viewer engaged - it could be through the story, it’s characters, the writing or the filmmaking. Sadly, Ghajinikanth doesn’t tick any of the boxes.

Naragasooran trailer: Karthick Naren gives us an introduction but retains surprise

Naragasooran trailer: There seems to be different chapters or perspectives for which there's an introduction from each character. The trailer sort of sets up this narrative with similar shots of the characters near a fire.

Vishwaroopam 2 trailer released: Who is Wisam Ahmed Kashmiri?

Vishwaroopam is a two-part series directed by Kamal Haasan and produced by Raj Kamal Films International along with Aascar International. The film also stars Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur and Waheeda Rehman. It releases on August 10.

Kallachirippu review: This Karthik Subbaraj production is a kickass entertainer

Tamil web series Kallachirippu, presented by Karthik Subbaraj, makes a pertinent point about sex, porn, patriarchy, extramarital affairs, homosexuality, abortion, unhappy marriages, love and lot more.

Vada Chennai teaser: Vetrimaaran and Dhanush make an effective comeback

An ambitious project that has been in the making for three years, Vada Chennai will hit the screens this September. The film is being presented by Dhanush’s Wunderbar Productions and Lyca Productions.

Happy Birthday Dhanush: The unexpected, unconventional hero

Happy birthday Dhanush: The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir actor is an inspiration to anyone who wants to challenge the norms, fight against the tide and prove that if you’re persistent enough, there will be success.

Mohini movie review: Save your money, skip this one

Mohini movie review: Mohini could have been more fun if she had gotten to thrash up some men for real. It would have been fun to see Trisha perform some actual stunts.

Junga movie review: A gangster satire that digresses more than it entertains

Junga movie review: Had Junga focused more on the 'Ezhai, Kanja Don', it would have been thoroughly enjoyable. Instead it becomes a product of something that the film itself criticises at a point.