Manoj Kumar R

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

Articles By Manoj Kumar R

Chinmayi: Media in Tamil Nadu has not been kind to women coming out with their stories

Chinmayi is keeping the Tamil film industry on its toes. But, it's clearly an unthankful job as the singer says she is repeatedly slut-shamed and trolled on social media.

Jersey movie review: Gowtam Tinnanuri delivers a rewarding sports drama

Jersey movie review: Not just drama, Jersey has enough cricketing moments to draw you to the edge of the seat. Gowtam exactly knows how much of cricket should be shown at a given point in the narration, so that the game doesn't overshadow the human drama.

Uyare trailer: The sky’s the limit for Parvathy

Uyare trailer: Asif Ali plays Parvathy's romantic interest in Uyare, which is the directorial debut of late filmmaker Rajesh Pillai's assistant Manu Ashokan.

Prakash Raj interview: Mr Modi or Mr Rahul Gandhi is not going to run your constituency

Prakash Raj interview: "The responsibility of a citizen is to elect a parliamentarian of a constituency… whichever party he belongs to is not important to the electorate. There are 500+ parliamentarians, it is their job to elect the leader and opposition leader."

PM Modi rally in Bangalore Highlights: ‘You may think the processor of Congress is slow but their software is corrupt’

PM Modi in Bengaluru Highlights: BJP is gearing up for PM Narendra Modi's first rally in Bengaluru today. Over 90 lakh voters spread across five constituencies in and around the city will be listening to what the BJP has to offer.

Kavaludaari movie review: An engrossing work by a promising avant-garde filmmaker

Kavaludaari movie review: Director-writer Hemanth M Rao's Kavaludaari is not immune to the effects of the confusing times that we live in.

Madhura Raja movie review: Mammootty’s wisecracks save the day

Madhura Raja movie review: Mammootty keeps the mood light with his strong performance. Mindless entertainers are a great way to veg out after a long week. Vysakh and his team have whipped up a high-calorie cheat meal.

Bangalore Central: Will Congress unseat the BJP?

The popular belief is that the battle for the heart of Bangalore Central this Lok Sabha elections, is a three-corner contest with multilingual actor Prakash Raj jumping into the fray as an independent candidate.

Kalki teaser: Prashanth Varma’s next promises to be a visual treat

Kalki teaser: Kalki stars Dr Rajasekhar, Adah Sharma, Nandita Swetha, Scarlett Wilson, Ashutosh Rana and Nasser among others.

Sunny Wayne ties the knot with Renjini Kunju

Sunny Wayne and Renjini Kunju are expected to host a wedding reception in Kochi for friends from the industry.

Athiran trailer: Fahadh Faasil-Sai Pallavi film promises plenty of thrills and chills

Athiran is helmed by debutant director Vivek. Acclaimed writer P. F. Mathew of Ee.Ma.Yau fame has written the film, which was majorly shot in Ooty.

Darbar first look: Superstar Rajinikanth to don the cop’s uniform after 25 years

Directed by AR Murugadoss, Darbar stars Superstar Rajinikanth and Nayanthara in the lead roles. The music of the film will be composed by Anirudh Ravichander.

Allu Arjun-Trivikram Srinivas film to go on floors on April 24

In the past, Allu Arjun and Trivikram Srinivas have worked together in hits like Julai (2012) and S/O Satyamurthy (2015).

Maharshi teaser: A typical Mahesh Babu film

Maharshi teaser: From the teaser, it looks like director Vamshi Paidipally has made a very generic Mahesh Babu film to meet the approval of the star's core fan base.

Madhura Raja trailer: Mammootty-starrer looks like an ode to Rajinikanth-ism

Mammootty's Madhura Raja is the sequel to 2010 film Pokkiri Raja, which was Vysakh’s directorial debut. The film also stars Jagapathi Babu, Jai, Siddique, Vijayaraghavan, Nedumudi Venu, Salim Kumar and Suraj Venjaramoodu among others.

Majili movie review: Samantha Akkineni, Naga Chaitanya try hard in a regressive film

Majili movie review: What we get is a predictable sob story, where actors are huffing and puffing at the challenge of delivering their dialogues in a convincing way.

Kavaludaari trailer: Hemanth Rao promises a solid thriller

Kavaludaari is bankrolled by actor Puneeth Rajkumar's PRK Productions The film stars Anant Nag and Rishi in the lead roles.

J Mahendran, the director who invented ‘Rajini style’

It won't be wrong to say that director J Mahendran was only the second filmmaker after K Balachander to spot the unbridled acting talent of Rajinikanth and made better use of it.

Kalki teaser: Tovino Thomas film promises a ton of action

Kalki teaser: Kalki, starring Tovino Thoma in the lead, will mark the directorial debut of Praveen Prabharam.

Prithviraj’s pragmatism saves Mohanlal’s cliched Lucifer

After Lucifer finds its groove, it keeps churning out moment after moment to celebrate Mohanlal the star.