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S Subhakeerthana


An armchair philosopher. Procrastinator. Fledgling screenwriter. Subhakeerthana is a Copy Editor at Indian Express. She spends her time watching Tamil classics and listening to Ilaiyaraaja. Moved by films, characters and books.

Dharala Prabhu movie review: A good time-pass watch
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Dharala Prabhu movie review: Though Dharala Prabhu ends on a sentimental note, it is fairly entertaining.

Walter movie review: Unremittingly dull
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Walter movie review: Sibiraj fails to make this poorly-written script watchable.

Gypsy movie review: A slice of harsh reality
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

Gypsy movie review: Gypsy is an important film that has good storytelling with the right intent.

Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal review: An easy, fun watch
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal review: This Dulquer Salmaan-starrer is a wholesome entertainer.

Gautham Vasudev Menon: Writing Jessie was easier because I am Jessie
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Gautham Vasudev Menon observes people around him and creates beautiful stories on screen—be it Kaakha Kaakha, Vaaranam Aayiram or Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.

No one better than Kangana Ranaut to play madam Jayalalithaa: Thalaivi director
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

We talk to director Vijay, the brain behind the official Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi, on the occasion of the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s 72nd birth anniversary.

Mafia movie review: Stylish but hollow gangster drama
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Mafia Chapter 1 movie review: The biggest problem is that Mafia: Chapter 1 is so randomly written.

Baaram movie review: A necessary film
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Baaram is a necessary film that underlines the age-old heinous tradition, Thalaikoothal.

I wanted Baaram to be dark and intense: Priya Krishnaswamy
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

National Award-winning director Priya Krishnaswamy discusses Baaram, and her approach towards filmmaking.

Oh My Kadavule review: Of friendship, romance and second chances
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

Oh My Kadavule review: This Ashok Selvan and Ritika Singh film largely works because of the fantasy spin and the fun treatment to the subject matter—but the writing is problematic.

Vijay Sethupathi said yes to Oh My Kadavule even before asking for the story: Ashok Selvan
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Ashok Selvan talks about stepping into the new role of a producer with Oh My Kadavule, which is releasing today.

Kangana Ranaut gains 10 kilos for Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Thalaivi director Vijay lauds Kangana Ranaut as a 'thinking actor'.

Seeru movie review: Too much fizz, too little substance
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Seeru movie review: Jiiva tries too hard in this utterly disappointing film.

Vaanam Kottattum movie review: A family drama that doesn’t know what to do with the excellent cast
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Vaanam Kottattum review: Sarathkumar, Radikaa and Vikram Prabhu star in a film that needed better writing.

Will Rajinikanth compensate for Darbar’s box office loss?
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

No relief for Darbar distributors; they demand compensation for the losses from Rajinikanth.

Aditi Rao Hydari: Don’t like to compare Mani Ratnam and Mysskin
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

Basking in the success of Mysskin's Psycho, Aditi Rao Hydari discusses film choices, how she approaches her craft and more.

Mysskin treats his actors like a baby: Udhayanidhi Stalin
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Udhayanidhi Stalin chats about Psycho, and how it was a hugely satisfying experience.

Psycho movie review: An insightful film that’s not profoundly moving
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Psycho movie review: Psycho, starring Udhayanidhi Stalin, Nithya Menen and Aditi Rao Hydari, is part psychological thriller, part social commentary.

I don’t separate myself from my films: Mysskin
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Mysskin discusses Psycho, Ilaiyaraaja and his love for books.

I don’t settle for mediocrity: Radikaa Sarathkumar
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Radikaa Sarathkumar of Kodeeswari fame on the many hats that she dons and more.

I never thought I’d win: Kodeeswari winner Kousalya Kharthika
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Kousalya Kharthika, who suffers from speech and hearing impairment, won Rs 1 crore on Kodeeswari.

Malavika Mohanan to display her Parkour skills in Master
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Vijay will play the lead role in Master. The film also includes Andreah Jeremiah, Gouri Kishan of 96 fame, Shantanu Bhagyaraj and Arjun Das.

Prasanna to play a key role in Valimai?
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Touted to be a commercial entertainer, Valimai will see Ajith donning the khaki after Gautham Menon's Yennai Arindhaal. The film is slated for a Diwali 2020 release.

Pattas review: Dhanush is excellent in this formulaic film
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Pattas movie review: Pattas, starring Dhanush, Sneha and Mehreen Pirzada, has "style", but less substance.

2020 Pongal belongs to Rajinikanth and Dhanush
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

While Rajinikanth's Darbar, which was released on January 9, is maintaining its stronghold—today, Pattas, starring Dhanush, has hit the screens.