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.

Articles By S Subhakeerthana

It is hard to guarantee a hit or predict a flop: CV Kumar

CV Kumar, the man with the Midas touch, doesn't believe in the binary of realist and escapist cinema. For him, films come from someone's reality.

I have stopped reading reviews: Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar reacts to criticism, besides what made him write and direct Uriyadi 2.

Kanchana 3 movie review: ‘Amma’ sentiments, exorcism scenes and everything in between

Kanchana 3 movie review: Kanchana 3 is a frustratingly cringe-worthy piece of work masquerading as “horror comedy” that makes you squirm. Beware, this is a fine example of how sequels shouldn’t be made.

Vellaipookal movie review: Vivekh pulls off a convincing role in this unconvincing thriller

Debutant director-software engineer Vivek Elangovan tries his best to tick all the boxes that would make a thriller. He wants his story to be racy, unpredictable and full of twists. Though Elangovan manages to achieve everything in bits and pieces, Vellaipookal fails to strike a chord with you.

Mehandi Circus movie review: An affecting drama about love lost and found

Mehandi Circus movie review: Shweta Tripathi shines in this heart-crushing love story and you feel for her character when she says, “I didn’t know who you were till last month; now, you mean the world to me.” The Masaan girl is absolutely charming when she is not trying too hard.

If the content isn’t good, no hero can save the film: Vivekh

Ahead of the release of Vellaipookal, Vivekh talks about playing a retired cop, besides believing in reinventing himself as an actor.

Bobby Simha joins hands with Gopi Nainar

Actor Bobby Simha, whose latest release was Agni Vs Dev, is teaming up with director Gopi Nainar of Aramm fame.

Andrea Jeremiah’s next is Maaligai

Director Dil Sathya revealed that the highlight of Andrea Jeremiah's Maaligai will be the period segment that dates back to 400 years.

Vasantha Balan to direct Vishnu Vishal

The Vasantha Balan and Vishnu Vishal project will go on the floors by the second half of this year.

Watchman movie review: A disjointed thriller that suffers from an identity crisis

Watchman movie review: Watchman is yet another example of Kollywood’s increasing fascination for dog-oriented films.

Gangs of Madras movie review: Too many subplots, but a satisfying gangster saga

Gangs of Madras movie review: Priyanka Ruth is an absolute delight to watch and emerges as a surprise packet. Daniel Balaji, as usual, manages to pull off his role effortlessly.

Indhuja joins Thalapathy 63

A source close to the unit confirms Mercury actress Indhuja will star in Vijay starrer Thalapathy 63.

From Thanga Pathakkam to Darbar: Tamil cinema’s love for Khaki

In Tamil cinema, cop-based outings have always proved to be a winning formula at the box office. From Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan, Vikram to Ajith, Suriya, Karthi and Vijay Sethupathi, almost every actor worth his salt has played the cop.

Jiiva’s fanboy moment with Kapil Dev

In Kabir Khan's film 83, Jiiva will play former cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth, and he has been practising the sport for more than four months.

Kajal Aggarwal wraps up shoot for Jayam Ravi’s Komali

Pradeep Ranganathan directorial Komali will see Kajal Aggarwal share screen space with Jayam Ravi for the first time.

Amala Akkineni is a no-nonsense actor: Krishna

Amala Akkineni's web series High Priestess, produced by Krishna under his banner Tribal Horse Entertainment, will stream from April 25 onwards on Zee5.

Vijay Sethupathi: There is no such thing as method acting

Every film excites Vijay Sethupathi, who feels like he is being tested all over again when the camera rolls.

Kuppathu Raja movie review: This is how you waste a Rajinikanth title!

Avoid this below-the-belt awful mess. One minute of silence for me who thought there was a story in Kuppathu Raja.

Uriyadi 2 movie review: A sequel that is less impactful than the original

Uriyadi 2 movie review: Despite serious storytelling, Uriyadi 2 doesn’t work. When you see the film, it feels like you’re sitting in a chemistry classroom. Produced by Suriya under his banner 2D Entertainment, the film is an image-boosting exercise for Vijay Kumar.

Natpe Thunai movie review: An underwhelming, dialogue-heavy sports drama

Natpe Thunai movie review: This Aadhi starrer has all the predictable tropes of a sports film but fails to throw up surprises.