Manoj Kumar R


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

Happy birthday Vijay: Top five films that defined Vijay’s early career
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Happy birthday Joseph Vijay: After a few not-very-successful films as an action hero, mostly helmed by his father, Vijay found a winning formula in the romantic genre.

Tik Tik Tik movie review: This Jayam Ravi film is unoriginal and flawed
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Tik Tik Tik movie review: It was clear that the director wanted to make a space film but he was not ready to think anything out of the box. Tik Tik Tik is blatantly unoriginal, illogical and unscientific to a large extent.

Mahesh Babu starts shooting for his upcoming film in Dehradun
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Tollywood star Mahesh Babu has started shooting for his next film, which is tentatively titled Mahesh 25. Helmed by Vamshi Paidipally the film stars Pooja Hegde as the female lead.

Bigg Boss Tamil 2: The Kamal Haasan show opens on a high note
Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Bigg Boss Tamil 2: Kamal Haasan used every opportunity during the opening night of the season to make a sarcastic remark in reference to the developments in the country's politics.

Looking back at Bigg Boss Tamil Season One: Top seven controversies
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Hosted by Kamal Haasan, Bigg Boss Tamil became the watched reality TV show among the Tamil-speaking population. Here are the top seven controversies that dominated Bigg Boss Tamil Season One.

Kamal Hassan is all set to return for Bigg Boss Tamil 2, see photos
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Kamal Haasan shared a picture of him posing inside the newly renovated Bigg Boss house on his Instagram account, which he set up recently. Several other pictures have also surfaced online, showing Kamal shooting for the grand opening of the reality TV show.

Naa Nuvve movie review: Tamannaah Bhatia and Nandamuri Kalyan Ram test our sanity
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Naa Nuvve movie review: The filmmakers terribly fail to build any kind of tension into the script and director Jayendra Panchapakesan's incoherent attempt at magic realism adds to our distress.

Sammohanam movie review: Aditi Rao Hydari and Sudheer Babu’s film works in parts
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Sammohanam movie review: Sammohanam has its 'magical' moments. Aditi and Sudheer also strike an interesting chemistry. But, the film falls short of rising above its own limitations. It is likely because of the weak spots in Sameera's character.

Kaala: Four Rajinikanth stereotypes busted by Pa Ranjith
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Rajinikanth starrer Kaala: From the representation of slum dwellers and their everyday problems to highlighting aspirations and thinking of today's women, Pa Ranjith has made a remarkable statement.

Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi trailer: A buddy comedy we can’t wait to watch
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi follows the aspirations of four short filmmakers and their struggles to make it big against all the odds, including non-supportive family and the society that constantly judges them.

Rajinikanth’s Kaala is Pa Ranjith’s redemption for Kabali
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Learning from his previous film, Ranjith has made several different choices and changes to his narrative techniques to do justice to Rajinikanth's larger-than-life image and the commercial aspects that come with it.

Here’s how much Rajinikanth’s Kaala lost in Karnataka due to the unofficial ban
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

While Rajinikanth's Kaala released amid much fanfare in other parts of the world, the screening in Karnataka was marred by problems created by pro-Kannada groups. The film managed to collect just Rs 30 lakh on day one in Karnataka.

Mammootty recalls sharing a meal with Anthony Bourdain in Kerala
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

Malayalam superstar Mammootty paid a tribute to celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who passed away on Friday leaving the television viewers worldwide in deep shock.

Rajinikanth’s Kaala shows cancelled in Bengaluru
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Kaala: The unofficial ban on the Rajinikath starrer was a complete success in Bengaluru. While many theatres avoided screening the film in anticipation of problems, some were forced to cancel the shows by the agitating activists.

Five films of Rajinikanth – The Actor
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Before Rajinikanth got trapped into the Superstar image, he played characters that were vulnerable, morally ambiguous, and had flaws. Here are some of his such characters before Kaala.

In a first, Rajinikanth’s Kaala to get a modest launch in Karnataka
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

Rajinikanth starrer Kaala Karnataka release: Thanks to the protests by pro-Kannada groups, the usual festive mood around the release of a Rajinikanth film has given way to uncertainty and insecurity.

Kamal Haasan’s Kaala snub reeks of double standards
Tue, Jun 05, 2018

On Tuesday, Kamal Haasan met the newly-appointed Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru to discuss several issues concerning the ties between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. And when the question was raised whether they discussed the ongoing controversies around Kaala release, both were quick to brush the question aside.

Rajinikanth’s Cauvery remarks hurt us but banning Kaala in Karnataka not right: Prakash Raj
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

Prakash Raj shared the sentiment of pro-Kannada activists about Rajinikanth's remarks on the Cauvery issue. But, he said banning Kaala was not the right way to protest against his remarks.

Kadaikutty Singam teaser: Karthi plays a quintessential village hero
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

Kadaikutty Singam teaser: The teaser gives the glimpse of Karthi's character, who is proud of being a farmer. He seems to be one of the very successful ones as we can see him giving life lessons in a speech at an auditorium full of students.

Saamy Square trailer: Vikram plays a cop who is perpetually angry
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

Saamy Square is said to be the continuation of Saamy. At the end of the first film, Aarusaamy (Vikram), made Perumal Pichai (Kota Srinivasa Rao), vanish from the face of the earth. In other words, he shot him dead and set his dead body on fire.