As Samantha Ruth Prabhu celebrates her 35th birthday, we take a deep dive into her professional and public life as she continues to scale new heights every passing year.
Nayanthara and Samantha are fierce symbols of women's agency in our film fraternity. And it feels like a sore thumb to see them compete in a dance-off to Two Two Two song to win the admiration of a man, who clearly cannot commit and devote himself to either one of them.
Amid growing clamor for making more and more spectacle cinema like KGF 2 and RRR, we have put together a list of movies whose contribution to our life cannot be gauged by their box office numbers.
KGF 2: Prashanth Neel is like Hollywood director Zack Snyder but on steroids. He wants to churn out massive cinematic moments one after another even at the expense of emotional connection between the audience and the movie.
Let us also not make the mistake of comparing Yash's KGF: Chapter 2 box office performance with the Hindi version of Beast, starring Vijay. At this stage, the Hindi release of Beast under the title Raw is just a formality, carried out maybe due to peer pressure.
In SS Rajamouli's RRR, Ram Charan's Rama Raju and Jr NTR's Bheem represent two opposing forces of nature: fire and water, respectively.
Not just from history, SS Rajamouli has also borrowed themes from Indian mythology for RRR. Here are the three main mythological themes of the Jr NTR and Ram Charan film.
SS Rajamouli has captured a unique space in Indian cinema. It's a rarity to find a director who sells more tickets than the leading stars of a movie. And in that respect, he has monopolized that space.
Prabhas' upcoming movie Radhe Shyam is now due in cinemas this Friday. The Baahubali star is back on screen with another big-budget film but will it honour his connection with the audience?
Ayyappanum Koshiyum is at once a classic class struggle between haves and have-nots and a commentary on wide-ranging social, political and even psychological issues. This movie is packed with ideas delineating the complex and rigid power structure of our society.
Let's not see the world of Gehraiyaan through our rosy frames and judge Deepika Padukone's Alisha for getting out of it alive. It is the world of crime, where everyone is committing some sort of fraud all the time.
Unlike the Bheem in Mahabharat, Pravin Kumar Sobti's Bheem Boy in Kamal Haasan's Michael Madana Kama Rajan doesn't strike fear. He's a gentle giant.
1983 was a historic feat and it deserved a celluloid nod. Ranveer Singh has conviction in his performance, as Kabir Khan delivers elevating emotional scenes, making 83 a powerful knock.
While Ranveer Singh's latest sports drama 83 failed to meet the box office expectations, Allu Arjun's Pushpa: The Rise outperformed all predictions.
Kamal Haasan kept telling other housemates of Bigg Boss Tamil season 5 not to talk about the nature of relationship between Pavni Reddy and Abhinay. But, what he should have talked about is the mindsets that make the lives of other people difficult.
Rajinikanth finds himself in a position, which requires him to evolve and get out of his comfort zone once again and find a new template for his movies.
Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana is a great piece of cinema writing. Films like this need to be watched and appreciated so we can expand the ecosystem where movies with artistic merits could thrive.
Puneeth Rajkumar passed away on Friday after suffering a heart attack. The 46-year-old actor was more than a celebrity to people in Karnataka, he was our unbreakable 'Power Star'.
Ezra had its flaws but it was still a solid spine-chilling horror drama to come out in Malayalam cinema after a long time. Can Emraan Hashmi-starrer Dybbuk fix its flaws to deliver even more chills?
That Vijay nurtures a career in politics is an open secret. Although, he has not openly acknowledged it. Taking a cue from Superstar Rajinikanth, he is keeping his political plunge in suspense.
On Kim Kardashian's 41st birthday, here's examining why the pop culture of the 2000s was so unkind to her and why they should be apologising now.
On Kundan Shah's birth anniversary, we revisit his directorial debut Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. In the 80s, the era of disco lights and flared pants, big hair and hamming, he made this little gem on a shoestring budget that spoke of poverty, corruption and a better world.
Nelson Dilipkumar understands that just because Sivakarthikeyan is the star of Doctor, that doesn't mean other actors can't shine in the movie.
On Rekha's birthday, revisiting the famous crocodile scene from Rakesh Roshan's Khoon Bhari Maang that is engraved in our millennial minds.
Fans of Vijay are likely to be thrilled to see what Nelson Dilipkumar is capable of doing. The first look posters of Vijay from Beast has already ramped up expectations of fans and Doctor is likely to reap some benefits out of it.