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Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Manoj Kumar R


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

Bigg Boss Kannada 8’s first evicted contestant Dhanushree: I don’t think my votes were properly counted
Tue, Mar 09, 2021

Dhanushree has said that she never expected to get evicted from the Bigg Boss Kannada season 8. The TikTok star blames her ouster on her lack of connections in the showbiz.

Nenjam Marappathillai movie review: Selvaraghavan delivers an entertaining and trippy ride
Fri, Mar 05, 2021

Nenjam Marappathillai movie review: Selvaraghavan takes us on a trippy journey to show how an empty heart is devil's workshop.

Top 5 Selvaraghavan films that made him a force to reckon with: where to stream them
Fri, Mar 05, 2021

On Selvaraghavan's birthday, we pick his top five movies that made him a force to reckon with in the south Indian film industry.

Kaadan trailer: Rana Daggubati fights humans invading the homes of wild animals
Wed, Mar 03, 2021

Kaadan trailer: Rana Daggubati plays a man who is one with the nature. The film, also starring Pulkit Samrat, will simultaneously release in Telugu as Aranya and Hindi as Haathi Mere Saathi on March 26.

Karnan song Pandarathi Puranam: Dhanush, Mari Selvaraj, Santhosh Narayanan deliver a heartfelt oppari
Tue, Mar 02, 2021

Pandarathi Puranam from Karnan is an 'oppari' song. Starring Dhanush in the lead role, the film will open in cinemas on April 9, 2021.

Bigg Boss Kannada Season 8 Launch: Highlights
Sun, Feb 28, 2021

Bigg Boss Kannada Season 8 Launch: Sudeep welcomed Dhanushree, Shubha Poonja, Shankar Ashwath, Vishwanath Haveri, Vaishnavi Gowda, KP Aravind, Nidhi Subbaiah, Shamanth, Geetha Bharathi Bhat, Manju Pavagada, Divya Suresh, Chandrakala Mohan, Raghu Gowda, Prashanth Sambargi, Divya Uruduga, Rajeev and Nirmala Chanappa as the contestants.

Sudeep doesn’t fake anything: Bigg Boss Kannada 8 director Parameshwar Gundkal
Sun, Feb 28, 2021

Bigg Boss Kannada season 8 will be launched in a grand event that will last for about five hours starting at 6 PM on Sunday.

Ahead of Bigg Boss Kannada 8, Sudeep reveals he wanted to quit the show after Season 6
Sun, Feb 28, 2021

Ahead of Bigg Boss Kannada season 8, Sudeep looks back at his journey as the show's host.

Why Tamil cinema needs Gautham Menon more than he needs it
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

On Gautham Menon's birthday today, we revisit his 20-year journey in the film industry and the films that make it memorable.

7 memorable performances by Sridevi as a child actor, watch
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

On Sridevi's third death anniversary today, we pay her a tribute with a list of her films in which she played a child actor.

I watched Hum Aapke Hain Koun for first time and enjoyed it: A millennial’s take on Sooraj Barjatya’s escapist fantasy
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! which released in 1994 is replete with old-fashioned gender roles that looks regressive from the vantage point of hindsight. We should not forget that the film was a reflection of its times, where patriarchy ruled the mainstream without many challenges.

Jagame Thanthiram teaser: Dhanush, Karthik Subbaraj promise a crackling, dark comedy
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Dhanush's Jagame Thanthiram is set to directly release on Netflix. The date for the film's OTT premiere is not announced yet.

Salman Khan, Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal and Sudeep: How hosts impacted their Bigg Boss versions
Sat, Feb 20, 2021

As the Bigg Boss 14 finale approaches, here's looking at how personalities such as Salman Khan (Hindi), Kamal Haasan (Tamil), Mohanlal (Malayalam), Sudeep (Kannnada) and Nagarjuna (Telugu) changed the tone of their show.

Pitta Kathalu review: Netflix anthology is bold but forgettable
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Pitta Kathalu review: The directors of this Shruthi Haasan, Eesha Rebba, Amala Paul and Saanve Megghana starrer have tried to be bold and daring, but it doesn't go far enough to make this Netflix anthology memorable.

Ahead of Drishyam 2, decoding the universal appeal of Mohanlal’s Drishyam
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Drishyam inspired remakes in Tamil (Papanasam), Kannada (Drishya), Telugu (Drushyam), Hindi (Drishyam), Sinhalese (Dharmayuddhaya) and even in Chinese (Sheep Without a Shepherd). And all of them did outstanding business at the box office.

Pitta Kathalu directors discuss the theme that connects their stories, and no, it’s not just lead female characters
Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Pitta Kathalu stars Shruti Haasan, Amala Paul, Eesha Rebba, Lakshmi Manchu, Ashima Narwal, Jagapathi Babu, Satya Dev, Saanve Megghana and Sanjith Hegde among others.

Mohanlal on Drishyam 2: Audience should remember Georgekutty and family
Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Drishyam inspired remake in all major Indian languages and was also remade in Chinese as Sheep Without a Shepherd, which was a commercial and critical hit.

Jeethu Joseph: Family trauma is the core element of Drishyam 2
Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Drishyam 2 stars Mohanlal, Meena, , Ansiba Hassan, Esther Anil, Siddique, Murali Gopy, Saikumar among others. Director Jeethu Joseph says the path to making the sequel wasn't always smooth.

Live Telecast review: Kajal Aggarwal starrer horror show is dead on arrival
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

Live Telecast review: Venkat Prabhu is out of his depth as he seems to have exhausted his creative well in putting together a web show that tries to marry hunger for TRPs with the horror genre.

Sulthan song Jai Sulthan celebrates friendship
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Sulthan, starring Karthi, Rashmika Mandanna, Lal, Napolean, Hareesh Peradi, Ponnambalam and Yogi Babu, is due in cinemas on April 2, 2021.

Drishyam 2 trailer: Ghost from the past comes to haunt Mohanlal
Sat, Feb 06, 2021

Drishyam 2, starring Mohanlal, Meena, Siddique, Asha Sharath, Murali Gopy, Ansiba, Esther and Saikumar, will start streaming on Amazon Prime Video from February 19.

Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham song Kunju Kunjali: A soulful track
Sat, Feb 06, 2021

The song titled Kunju Kunjali has been filmed on Suhasini Maniratnam and Pranav Mohanlal, who has played the role of the young Kunjali Marakkar in the movie.

Pitta Kathalu trailer: The Netflix Telugu anthology looks bold
Sat, Feb 06, 2021

Lust, innocence, power dynamics and rearview mirror wisdom on life, Pitta Kathalu seems to have tackled love and human relationships from various perspectives.

Maanaadu movie teaser: STR messes with time
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Besides Simbu, Maanaadu also stars SJ Suryah, SA Chandrasekhar, Manoj Bharathiraja, Daniel Pope, Y Gee Mahendran, Karunakaran and Premgi Amaran.

Dhanush says he’s hoping to see Jagame Thandhiram in theatres
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

The industry buzz is that producer S. Sashikanth has signed a deal to directly premiere Dhanush-starrer Jagame Thandhiram on Netflix.