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Manoj Kumar R

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

Big Brother movie review: Siddique, why did you make this movie?
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

It takes a seasoned and indisputable talent like Mohanlal to even muster some reactions and perform with a straight face in the presence of Arbaaz Khan.

Bhajarangi 2: Shivarajkumar looks majestic in the first look poster
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

The first look poster of Kannada superstar Shivarajkumar's most-awaited film Bhajarangi 2 was released on the eve of Makar Sankranti.

We want people to take pride in Karnataka’s wildlife, says Wild Karnataka maker
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Wild Karnataka, a 52-minute documentary, is narrated by renowned conservationist Sir David Attenborough.

Rajinikanth’s Darbar is AR Murugadoss’ failure
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

AR Murugadoss has shown great disregard for his directorial instincts and succumbed to the urges of creating “mass" moments scene after scene.

Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo movie review: Allu Arjun and Trivikram Srinivas entertain us again
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

The main pleasures of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo are not unravelling of the secrets that the characters are determined to carry to their graves. It is Trivikram's writing and his intention to tell a story and entertain the audience without any rush.

Sarileru Neekevvaru review: Mahesh Babu shines in mindless popcorn fare
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Mahesh Babu seamlessly switches between comic banter and serious punchlines. And that's a big plus for the movie.

Pattas movie trailer: Dhanush has got the moves
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

Pattas trailer: Besides Dhanush, RS Durai Senthilkumar directorial Pattas also stars Sneha, Mehreen Pirzada and Nassar.

Thalapathy 64 first look: Vijay’s next is Master
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

The unique poster, featuring an intense Vijay, seems to pack some deep meaning that points to certain traits of Vijay's character. But, we can't read much into it at the moment.

Best Telugu films of 2019: Nani’s Jersey, Samantha’s Oh Baby and more
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

Here is a list of the best films that Telugu film industry had to offer us in 2019.

Walter teaser: Will Sibi’s film be as iconic as his father’s?
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

Filmmaker Gautham Menon unveiled the teaser of Sibiraj's upcoming film, Walter, on Monday.

The good, bad and ugly of Malayalam cinema in 2019
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

This year, we saw a slew of films that dealt with existing patriarchal views of society and how they were making our streets and homes unsafe for women. Perhaps, it was the collective reaction of the industry to the #MeToo movement.

Avane Srimannarayana movie review: The Rakshit Shetty-starrer is an important Kannada film
Sat, Dec 28, 2019

In spite of its flaws, Avane Srimannarayana is an important Kannada film. To put it like Narayana, the history of Kannada cinema could be divided into before and after Avane Srimannarayana.

The good, the bad and the ugly of Telugu cinema 2019
Thu, Dec 26, 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, we look back at the best and worst that the Telugu film industry offered us this year.

Driving Licence movie review: An engaging watch
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

Driving Licence movie review: Starring Prithviraj and Suraj Venjaramoodu in the lead roles, director Lal Jr and his writer Sachy have conceived a solid premise that makes this meta-film an engrossing watch.

Hero movie review: Sivakarthikeyan’s superpower is being super preachy
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

Hero movie review: Starring Sivakarthikeyan, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Arjun Sarja and Abhay Deol, Hero plays out like a collection of "Ultimate Quotable Quotes."

Rajinikanth is a spell that can’t be broken by a Vijay or an Ajith
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

On Superstar Rajinikanth's 69th birthday, we look at how the Darbar star has reinvented himself in the recent years.

South Stream: Care of Kancharapalem
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

In the twenty-first edition of South Stream, we recommend director Director Venkatesh Maha's Care of Kancharapalem.

Katha Sangama movie review: A satisfying watch
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

Katha Sangama is put together by seven different teams of directors, actors, cinematographers and music directors. And the confluence of such myriad talents is what makes this Katha Sangama a satisfying experience.

Queen trailer: Ramya Krishnan promises a strong performance as Jayalalithaa
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Web series Queen is based on the life of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. Starring Ramya Krishnan in the lead, all episodes of Queen will be available on MX Player from December 14.

Three Tamil films that perfectly capture middle-class life of the 1990s
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

Director V Sekhar made a handful of Tamil films in the 1990s that beautifully and endearingly reflected on the lives of ordinary people.

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