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

Love healed me: Amala Paul

Amala Paul talks about the special person in her life, and the experience of filming Aadai.

Mohanlal is the most natural actor in India: Rajinikanth

During the audio launch of Kaappaan, Superstar Rajinikanth referred to Mohanlal as the “most natural actor in India”, adding he is “a gift to Kaappaan”.

Kaappaan audio launch: Highlights

Bankrolled by Lyca Productions, KV Anand directorial Kaappaan, starring Suriya, Mohanlal, Boman Irani, Sayyeshaa, Arya and Samuthirakani among others, has music by Harris Jayaraj.

The day I lose my excitement, I will quit: Vikram

Vikram, whose Kadaram Kondan hit the screens recently, tells us what keeps him ticking.

Aadai movie review: Amala Paul sure knows how to pack a punch

Aadai movie review: Aadai has forgivable lapses, but it can be watched for a brilliant Amala Paul.

Kadaram Kondan movie review: A sleek actioner whose parts work better than the whole

Kadaram Kondan movie review: Rajesh M Selva directorial Kadaram Kondan is too simple for a method actor like Vikram.

The Lion King (Tamil): Everything looks great, but still something is missing

When you leave the cinema hall, a sense of incompleteness lingers. It’s like everything is there, but still, something is missing.

Here is to more girl power!

With Amala Paul’s Aadai releasing this week, we look at the changing face of Tamil cinema.

Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu 2 movie review: A pointless sequel that’s grossly outdated

Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu 2 movie review: Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu 2 is uninteresting to sit through, making a 140-odd minute film excruciatingly painful.

Gurkha movie review: Partly wacky, partly silly and mostly fun

Gurkha movie review: This no-brainer, starring Yogi Babu, is certainly bang for your buck.

Gorilla movie review: This Jiiva-starrer is so bad it’s good

Gorilla movie review: Gorilla is a disappointingly generic heist story with very little purpose.

Losliya is the new Oviya: Fathima Babu

In this quick chat, Fathima Babu discusses her stay in the controversial Bigg Boss Tamil house.

Sid Sriram turns music director with Vaanam Kottatum

Sid Sriram has replaced 96 music director Govind Vasantha in Dhana directorial Vaanam Kottatum.

Karthik Subbaraj to direct Dhanush next?

Dhanush might team up with Karthik Subbaraj, after finishing his existing commitments - Vetrimaaran's Asuran and an untitled film with Durai Senthilkumar.

2019: How Tamil films have fared so far

In the first half of 2019, only three ‘big films’ were smashing hits - Ajith’s Viswasam, Rajinikanth’s Petta and Raghava Lawrence’s Kanchana 3.

I miss being in films: Gautami

Gautami, who turned 50 last week, discusses her career and the choices that she has made.

After Aishwarya Rai, Vikram is a part of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan

Sources say Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Keerthy Suresh, Anushka Shetty and Amala Paul are a part of Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan, likely to be produced by Reliance Entertainment.

Aadai came to me when I was about to quit films: Amala Paul

Amala Paul says Aadai director Rathna Kumar is "the ballsiest director" she has ever met.

Raatchasi movie review: A preachy, predictable premise is rescued by Jyotika

Raatchasi could have been a better film if the director understood the screenplay and characters were as important as ‘messages’.

Vikram is the ultimate hero: Kamal Haasan

At the trailer launch, Kamal Haasan heaped praise on Vikram and assured Kadaram Kondan will be on par with international films.