Nadigaiyar Thilakam or Mahanati, recreates an era that has gone by for the viewers of today and it is a joy to watch. Watch Nadigaiyar Thilakam to know what real actors are made of. Take your parents and let them relive an era they cherish. This is a piece of cinema that has to be experienced.
The sound of ghunghroos would chime with a thumri in search of a long-lost love. The kotha is often a very romanticised space in Hindi cinema and has been the last refuge of a dejected lover. From Devdas and Pyaasa to Amar Prem and Pakeezah, the heroes have found “true love” in the arms of... Continue Reading →
He has recreated the glorious years of the Cholas through his novels and he has created dialogues that are now a part of popular parlance. Writer Balakumaran a traversed a journey that transcends time
No one has held the masses in sway more than film stars in Tamil Nadu. The whole culture of worship and adulation is an interesting one
In the last two days, I have seen the famous confrontation scene between Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor from Deewar (1975) over a dozen times. That iconic dialogue which wrote off the all the successes of the world with just four words, “Mere paas maa hai!” So iconic is that dialogue that my roommate who doesn’t... Continue Reading →
Tumhari Sulu is one of the best tributes to homemakers, the unsung heroes of India who seldom get their due and Vidya Balan ensures that Sulu is a joy to behold
Casino, is a part of the movie viewing experience of an old timer in Chennai. In December 1941, it became a new venue in the cinematic experience of Madras when it opened with the British comedy It turned out nice again.
Indian films began talking in 1931 and it didn’t take them long to belt out ideas of freedom. And with our films having had a culture of song and dance, patriotism found its way into even regular entertainers. But these films did clash with the censors from time to time.
A king has been dethroned through unfair means and a new reign of terror is in place. The rightful heir is unaware of his true potential. The suffering masses are waiting for the leader to find his calling and save them from an atrocious regime. The women are enslaved and are hopeful that one day,... Continue Reading →