Aug 21, 2014 09:39 PM
Between takes, Kamal would keep humming on the sets, and one day ‘Muktha’ Srinivasan, the director, caught him singing a keerthanai. I had one last question about theatre when I met Kamal Haasan again in June, at his office in Chennai. Did h
Aug 22, 2014 02:45 AM
The waiting room of Kamal Haasan’s office in Alwarpet turns out to be the best place for an interview. There are a bunch of photos mounted on easels, marking in black and white and sepia the roles that he has essayed over decades. They invite drama
Aug 21, 2014 09:03 PM
Manoj Palodan’s Driver on Duty is about the events in a women’s police station. A cop on duty knocks at the door of a modest house at Kanjar near Thodupuzha. Some moments later, a woman opens the door. It is one of those shots that lead to a
Aug 21, 2014 08:56 PM
Chandrahasan says John Paul Vaathil Thurakkunnu, directed and scripted by him, is a labour of love. “We open so many doors in our life for various reasons. But, sometimes, that one door that you open can completely change the course of your life.
Aug 21, 2014 08:54 PM
Aparna Gopinath gets talking about Venu’s Mammootty-starrer Munnariyippu, in which she plays the leading lady. A mosaic of finely etched characters and an intriguing story line, a cast of thespians and a first class technical crew helmed by award-
Aug 22, 2014 06:43 PM
‘Enti’ she asks with a quizzical look and after a long pause he says ‘…enledhu’. This conversation, if we can call it that, repeats quite a few times during Nee Jathaga Nenundali, the Telugu remake of Aashiqui 2. Counting the
Aug 22, 2014 04:30 PM
A tragicomic take on the power crises in Kanpur, Katiyabaaz connects us to the everyday reality of mofussil India where people equate electrical energy with divine power. Directors Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar capture it in one poignant scene where a w
Aug 22, 2014 04:26 PM
In a franchise that tells guys that there is life over the hill, director Patrick Hughes has once again assembled the geriatric army of action stars with a sprinkling of new faces. The logic is basic. Barney (Stallone) and Christmas (Statham) run into a
Aug 22, 2014 04:21 PM
We find its mention in history books to describe Jhansi Ki Rani but we seldom find ‘mardani’ being used in a positive sense in everyday life. Yash Raj Films takes a break from the escapist fare and puts together a gut wrenching tale on child t
Aug 22, 2014 04:11 PM
Amateur group in Mangalore makes a 45-minute film, Chithra Taking their firsts steps into Sandalwood, an amateur group from Mangalore has come out with a 45-minute short film, Chitra. The movie had its debut in a local television channel on August 17, a
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