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Manoj Kumar R


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

RRR teaser: Ram Charan is fully ripped as Alluri Sitarama Raju
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Ram Charan’s ripped physique is the highlight of the RRR teaser titled Bheem for Ramaraju.

South Stream: Biju Menon-Prithviraj’s Ayyappanum Koshiyum
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

In the 24th edition of South Stream, we recommend director Sachy's Ayyappanum Koshiyum, starring Biju Menon and Prithviraj.

RRR motion poster: Ram Charan-Jr NTR starrer looks epic
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

RRR is based on legendary Telugu tribal leaders Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, and their characters will be played by Ram Charan and Jr NTR, respectively. Made on an estimated budget of Rs 300 crore, the movie will open in cinemas on January 8, 2021.

10 South Indian movies to make you feel good during self-isolation
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Here is a list of 10 movies that would offer the much-needed comfort and remind us of the need for sacrifice, courage, compassion and kindness in these trying times.

10 shows worth bingeing during self-isolation
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Here are the best shows to binge-watch during your period of social distancing.

The Platform movie review: This Netflix horror fest is timely
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

The Platform movie review: Director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia's Spanish horror thriller is very heavy-handed. Writers David Desola and Pedro Rivero have not burdened themselves with the responsibility of drafting a script with nuance and layers.

South Stream: KS Ashoka’s Dia
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

In the 23rd edition of South Stream, we recommend director KS Ashoka's Dia, starring Pruthvi Ambaar, Dheekshith and Kushee.

There were no raids back then, quips Vijay at Master audio launch
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

At the Master audio launch, not only did fans get to see Vijay explore his wardrobe, but they were also treated to a burst of impromptu dance to a folk number from the film's music album.

Rajinikanth turns the tables around on Tamil Nadu
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Now the question is not will he, won’t he? It is whether Tamil Nadu wants him in politics for real? Or is it just happy debating and anticipating his next move for amusement?

South Indian films make a dent on Netflix
Wed, Mar 11, 2020

The works of south Indian filmmakers have made a significant dent on Netflix. The Telugu version of Vijay's Sarkar, Rajinikanth's Petta and of course, Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion, starring Prabhas, are among the popular movies on Netflix in the regional category.

Teddy teaser: Talking teddy bear, kicking hero
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Teddy teaser: Written and directed by Shakti Soundar Rajan, the movie stars Arya and Sayyeshaa in the lead roles.

Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham trailer: Mohanlal starrer promises to be a visual treat
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

The trailer of Mohanlal starrer Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham has been cut with the sole intention of drawing attention to the marvelous work of art director Sabu Cyril.

Money Heist Season 4 trailer: The Professor’s resistance is in tatters
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

Money Heist Season 4 trailer: Going by the trailer, in season four of Money Heist, things are set to get a whole lot messier.

Trance: A courageous observation of malpractices in the name of religion
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

Trance is a courageous observation of malpractices in the name of religion in polarising times where rationality has been overpowered by blind-faith.

Pink’s Telugu remake titled Vakeel Saab, see first look
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Venu Sriram directorial Vakeel Saab will mark Pawan Kalyan's return from a two-year sabbatical.

Cobra first look: Vikram is a shapeshifter
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Vikram-starrer Cobra is written and directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu of Demonte Colony and Imaikkaa Nodigal fame.

HIT movie review: An uninspired thriller
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

HIT movie review: Instead of a path-breaking procedural thriller that we were promised, we get a movie that has been well-packaged with visual and audio elements to trick our minds into believing that we watched was a path-breaking procedural thriller.

Punnagai Mannan controversy: It is never too late to talk about consent
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

In a clip which is making the rounds on the internet, Tamil actor Rekha revealed that late director K Balachander and her co-star Kamal Haasan did not take her consent for the impromptu kissing scene in Punnagai Mannan.

Popcorn Monkey Tiger movie review: Mean streets
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Popcorn Monkey Tiger tells us that the street keeps giving you everything you want if you know how to survive. But, one day, it may also take back everything you have in a blink of a second. So play the field while you can, and when the end is here accept it with a smile.

Dear Malayalam cinema, don’t alienate your patrons outside Kerala
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Don’t we deserve to watch a new movie at the same time as our fellow movie buffs in Kerala? What makes our appreciation and love for your work of art inferior to people living in Kerala?