Tamil cinema

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ART & CULTURE

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Pon Ondru Kandein, MGR, Tamil cinema, Gautham Vasudev Menon

Tamil romcom title, Pon Ondru Kandein, shows filmmaker's fixation with blockbuster songs

Gautham Vasudev Menon-produced upcoming movie name has been lifted from a Sivaji Ganesan song.

ART & CULTURE

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Tamil cinema, Vijay Sethupathi, Vikram Veda

Badman Vijay Sethupathi may steal the show in Vikram Veda

Even in some of his ruthlessly murderous moments, the actor seems so innocently alluring.

ART & CULTURE

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Tamil cinema, Vikram Vedha, Madhavan

Why Vikram Vedha must pull Madhavan out of the shower and shadows

With the kind of disarming humility he has, he would really enrich cinema.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Tamil cinema, Kollywood, Jallikattu

How films have influenced Tamil Nadu to embrace Jallikattu

It has been a trope to project manliness, valour and the proverbial eligible bachelor.

ART & CULTURE

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Police Brutality, Tamil cinema, Visaaranai

Visaaranai, India’s official Oscar entry, exposes our horror

Vetri Maaran's film tells us it is high time we challenge how institutionalised violence is kept under cover.

ART & CULTURE

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Tamil cinema, Visaaranai

Visaaranai, India's entry to Oscars, is a seething reality that must be watched

Vetrimaaran's film is not merely an artistic achievement, but a document of the imperfections of our society.

ART & CULTURE

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Tamil cinema, Kabali, Rajinikanth

Could Rajinikanth as Kabali be the anti-hero we love?

The vengeance for all his characters has always been to live well.

ART & CULTURE

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ART & CULTURE

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Tamil cinema, Talvar, Vetri Maaran, Visaaranai

Why the Tamil film Visaaranai must be watched

Vetri Maaran's film constantly shifts the audience's sympathies between characters.