Gautaman Bhaskaran

OPEN TO OPINION

The author is a writer, commentator and movie critic.

ART & CULTURE

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Ramleela is actor Dileep's attempt to wriggle out of controversy

While cinema has been used with brilliant results for great causes, films have also been misused to propagate the evil designs of men.

POLITICS

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Will Kamal Haasan make a good politician?

The actor has announced that his decision to join politics is not out of choice, but compulsion, thus making it sound like a sacrifice.

ART & CULTURE

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Thupparivaalan makes a ridiculous Sherlock Holmes

The acting is worse that the writing.

ART & CULTURE

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I'm thrilled my cinema hall will block chatterboxes who spoil movie experience

Sathyam Cinemas in Chennai — to begin with — is planning to have shows with a Do Not Disturb tag.

ART & CULTURE

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A tale of two stars, Vijay and Ajith, in an insecure Tamil cinema ruled by unruly fans

Ajith has opened a new chapter, which may just about check fans from going berserk.

ART & CULTURE

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ART & CULTURE

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Like Rajinikanth jokes, the superstar too is getting old and repetitive

Thalaiva's fans will be livid to hear this, but their hero needs to start essaying characters closer to his age.

ART & CULTURE

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Bengali film has provoked fresh debate on death penalty

Dhananjoy shows how the police, the judiciary and the State can err in sending a poor security guard to the gallows.

ART & CULTURE

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Dhanush drinks and dances in VIP 2, but disappoints yet again

He is also seen brazenly copying his father-in-law Rajinikanth in his later years.

ART & CULTURE

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Vijay fans abusing journalist on Twitter is nasty, but not shocking

It is a crime as cowardly and dastardly as stalking or molestation.