Dr.Balamurali Krishna Memorial Trust Launched

Legendary musician Dr.M.Balamurali Krishna’s memorial trust was launched yesterday in Chennai. This memorial was launched by  Isaignani Ilayaraja. The event was attened by Dr.T V Gopalakrishnan, Nalli kuppusami chetty, Smt. Sudha Ragunathan, Unni Krishnan and cleaveland Sundaram.

Sila Samayangalil: Trailer

Priyadarshan who has just recently met with a huge commercial success in the form of his Malayalam film Oppam is now ready with his Tamil film, Sila Samayangalil (sometimes). Incidentally this marks his return to Tamil cinema after the well received Kanchivaram (2008) and also seems to be in the same space and unlike mostContinue reading “Sila Samayangalil: Trailer”

In Conversation with Rekhs, the Doyen of Subtitling in South India (Part 2): On Subtitling-the Competition, Recognition, Memorable People/Movies, Kabali and More

In part 1 of our conversation with popular subtitling expert Rekhs we discussed a variety of topics including her journey into films and subtitling, the process involved, subtitling for songs, challenges involved etc. Here is Part 2, the concluding part of the freewheeling chat with Rekhs. (You can check out Part 1 of the conversationContinue reading “In Conversation with Rekhs, the Doyen of Subtitling in South India (Part 2): On Subtitling-the Competition, Recognition, Memorable People/Movies, Kabali and More”

Kuttrame Thandanai: Trailer

M.Manikandan who made a smashing debut with Kaakka Muttai last year is now in the news for his second film, Kuttrame Thandanai which is due for release shortly. Produced by S. Harihara Narayanan, S. Muthu and S. Kaleeswaran, the film is written by Manikandan and Anand Annamalai. Featuring Vidharth in the lead, the rest of the star castContinue reading “Kuttrame Thandanai: Trailer”

Ki & Ka Movie Review: Great Idea, Patchy Film and a Brave Arjun Kapoor

Overall, Ki & Ka is not a great film but it hinges on a brave idea – like every R Balki film. Watch it for the affable Arjun Kapoor, some light-hearted, breezy romance but be ready to come out of the theater thinking – ‘if only…’

Ki & Ka Movie Review: Gender Dynamics for Dummies

The thing about R. Balki is that he is a truly gifted man. He has the talent to come up with the most unorthodox ideas, and present them in the most credible manner on celluloid. In his capacity as an ad filmmaker, it is safe to say that he is par none. After all, withContinue reading “Ki & Ka Movie Review: Gender Dynamics for Dummies”

Rudhramadevi Movie Review: A Historical Indeed, Epic Saga? Definitely Not

History has always fascinated me, recreating all the glorious tales of kings and queens is something that has always attracted me from my childhood. One can always debate about the cinematic representation in question being true to facts (unless it’s a fantasy or fictional tale), but all said and done despite the passage of timeContinue reading “Rudhramadevi Movie Review: A Historical Indeed, Epic Saga? Definitely Not”

Shamitabh (2015) Movie Review: Shhh… It’s Always Amitabh.

Language: Hindi | Running Time: 150 Minutes | Director: R Balki Amitabh Bachchan attired in a suit that has seen better days and a voice that sounds like scotch married marmalade, comes out with a philosophical outburst claiming whiskey runs without water but water cannot work without whiskey. You could close your eyes at thisContinue reading “Shamitabh (2015) Movie Review: Shhh… It’s Always Amitabh.”

Accident Kannada Movie Review : Contemporary and Relevant

Directed by : Shankar Nag Written by : Vasant Mokashi Starring : Anant Nag, Shankar Nag, T.S Nagabharana Runtime : 125 minutes In the glory days of Doordarshan, one of the most acclaimed, loved and widely watched television serials was Malgudi Days. Based on the book by the late R.K Narayan, the series was aContinue reading “Accident Kannada Movie Review : Contemporary and Relevant”