Manoj Kumar R

The writer is a new media journalist with a keen interest in films, topics of popular interest and social media trends.

Articles By Manoj Kumar R

There is no other actor who is as accomplished as Kamal Haasan: Rajinikanth

Ungal Naan was a throwback to the 2009 event, where Kamal and Rajinikanth demonstrated their mutual love and respect for each other without any reservation.

Sangathamizhan movie review: A forgettable Vijay Sethupathi film

Sangathamizhan movie review: I felt that Vijay Sethupathi must have accepted to perform in this film out of some obligation. Because the film is devoid of any discernible artistic qualities. There are scenes where Sethupathi hardly makes an effort to emote.

South Stream: Mohanlal’s Mithunam

In the eighteenth edition of South Stream, we recommend director Priyadarshan's Mithunam starring Mohanlal.

Action movie review: Just lather, that’s all

Action movie review: I get that style and glamour are important for a big-budget spy thriller. But, they are not the only pleasures of this genre.

Adho Andha Paravai Pola teaser: Amala Paul plays the saviour

Adho Andha Paravai Pola teaser: Amala Paul is seemingly no longer picking roles which require her to wait for a hero in shining armour to save her.

South Stream: M Manikandan’s Kaaka Muttai

Kaaka Muttai, is about a spirited revolt led by two kids against big corporates and the social order, which recognises them nothing better than slum kids.

Moothon movie review: Nivin Pauly delivers in this dark existential drama

Moothon movie review: Nivin Pauly has passed with flying colours if his main aim was to gain credibility as a serious actor. The greasy face and filthy clothes that he has embraced in this film shows his commitment to cinema.

Darbar motion poster: Rajinikanth plays a rowdy police officer

Darbar motion poster: Darbar is a special film for fans of Rajinikanth, as the actor is playing a cop for the first time in 25 years.

Revisiting Hey Ram: Martin Scorsese would love this Kamal Haasan starrer

It is not an exaggeration but Hey Ram is more relevant today than it ever was. Not for nothing, Kamal, the actor and also the politician, hand-picked this film for a special screening as part of his 65th birthday celebration.

Nishabdham teaser: Anushka Shetty-Madhavan film is spooky

Nishabdham teaser: Written and directed by Hemant Madhukar, the film features Hollywood actor Michael Madsen, who is one of the regulars in Quentin Tarantino's movies.

Nivin Pauly: Moothon will be a memorable film

Malayalam actor Nivin Pauly promises the audience will have a great experience watching Moothon.

Katha Sangama trailer: A Kannada anthology film to watch out for

Katha Sangama trailer: Katha Sangama features a slew of talented actors, including Kishore, Hariprriya, Prakash Belawadi and Yagna Shetty among others.

Vijay vs Vijay: Bigil would have hated Sivakasi

Bigil may not be the women empowering movie that director Atlee had promised us. But, it is a start. And, it is a significant improvement in the cinematic universe of Vijay.

South Stream: Vijay Sethupathi’s Naanum Rowdy Dhaan

In the sixteenth edition of South Stream, we recommend director Vignesh Shivan's Naanum Rowdy Dhaan starring Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara in the lead roles.

Kaithi movie review: Karthi’s light and pacy action thriller keeps you engaged

Kaithi movie review: The characters in this Karthi starrer are in a constant fight-or-flight mode. Lokesh forces them to choose between pain and pride. Surrender or resist.

Hero teaser: Sivakarthikeyan plays a masked crime-fighting vigilante

Sivakarthikeyan will be playing a masked crime-fighting vigilante in his upcoming film, which has been titled Hero. The teaser of the film was shared by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.

On Prabhas’ birthday, here are some lesser known facts about the Baahubali star

As Prabhas is celebrating his 40th birthday today, here are some lesser-known facts about the Baahubali star.

Adithya Varma trailer: Another remake of Arjun Reddy

Adithya Varma, which is the official remake of Telugu hit Arjun Reddy, was originally launched with director Bala. He was later replaced by Sandeep Reddy Vanga's assistant Gireesaaya. The film has Dhruv Vikram as its main lead.

South Stream: Dhanush’s Pudhupettai

In the fifteenth edition of South Stream, we recommend director Selvaraghavan's classic gangster drama, Pudhupettai starring Dhanush in the lead role,

Jallikattu: A buffalo’s spirited revolt against homo sapiens

Lijo Jose Pellissery's Jallikattu is a 90-minute of a visually electrifying visceral journey into the human psyche.