Gautaman Bhaskaran

OPEN TO OPINION

The author is a writer, commentator and movie critic.

VARIETY

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No bail for Dileep: Stardom shaken, his female fans won’t forgive and forget

What is new in this case and was never heard before is ‘contract sexual molester’.

ART & CULTURE

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Vikram Vedha is a masterclass: Morals, not bullets, flow from these guns

It lambasts without mincing words the horrors of extra-judicial killings in India.

POLITICS

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Will Kamal Haasan quit films to join DMK?

It looks like the actor is tempted to taste another kind of power.

ART & CULTURE

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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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Badman Vijay Sethupathi may steal the show in Vikram Veda

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

VOICES

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Dileep’s arrest for actress sexual assault: The rot has been exposed

I could not believe when a seasoned actor and well-read man like Kamal Haasan was seen making light of an incident as horrific as sexual assault.

VARIETY

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Kerala superstar Dileep’s arrest for actress assault raises questions about male arrogance

Shockingly, while the case was being probed, the state movie fraternity kept mum and some big actors even reportedly made snide remarks against the victim.

ART & CULTURE

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Sridevi's Mom preaches vigilantism at a time when India is trying to fight it

In today's India where the judiciary can be slack or slow, the message 'Mom' conveys may well bode ill for society.

ART & CULTURE

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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.

ART & CULTURE

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Censor hounded Lipstick Under My Burkha not for sexual content, but women dreaming

The characters dare to liberate themselves from the suffocating shackles of male dominance.