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Imaikkaa Nodigal actor Raashi Khanna: I don’t want to be defined
Wed, Aug 29, 2018

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
Fri, Aug 24, 2018

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
Fri, Aug 24, 2018

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
Thu, Aug 23, 2018

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
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

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
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

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
Sat, Aug 11, 2018

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
Sat, Aug 11, 2018

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
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

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
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

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
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

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?
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

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
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

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
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

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?
Sun, Jul 29, 2018

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
Sun, Jul 29, 2018

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
Sat, Jul 28, 2018

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
Sat, Jul 28, 2018

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
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

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
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

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.

Seemaraja song Vaaren Vaaren Seemaraja: Sivakarthikeyan gets his mass hero introduction track
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

Yugabharathi’s lyrics go all out to glorify Sivakarthikeyan, the star. “Yen pera keka koodum paaru arangu; naa ezhaiku etha aeroplane odhungu” -- the lines are a clear celebration of the fan following that Sivakarthikeyan has accumulated.

Annanukku Jey trailer could have withheld a few punches
Thu, Jul 26, 2018

The trailer of Annanukku is effectively cut, juxtaposing dialogues spoken by different characters to provide a holistic understanding of the various tangents in the film.

Happy birthday Suriya: The actor, the star and everything in between
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Happy birthday Suriya: On Suriya’s 43rd birthday, we walk down memory lane to revisit the actor's best performance and also juxtapose the star he is today with the actor he was before.

Samantha Akkineni’s U-Turn to release on September 13
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

The first look of U-Turn has Samantha in an impressive, gritty avatar. Notably, the film will clash with Seema Raja, which also has Samantha in the lead.

NGK second look: Suriya is Nandha Gopalan Kumaran
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

The second look of Suriya's upcoming film NGK was released to mark the star's birthday, which falls on July 23.