Baahubali: An Epic for the Right Times

TM Krishna

What is it that makes Baahubali a film that reflects the age of Narendra Modi?

Everyman Cool

The lanky boy wonder from Tamil Nadu is on his way to become a pan-Indian hero with a common touch

The Enduring Legend of Rajini

Lingaa is a rollercoaster that hurtles to a stop, leaving fans craving bigger thrills, but there is no end in sight for the cult of Rajinikanth

The Conductor On Route 10A

Fleeing at the sight of Shivaji Rao Gaikwad—now known as Rajinikanth

The Last Indian Superstar

The secret of Rajini’s mass appeal is that he’s a true celluloid hero, not a multiplex megabrand like Shah Rukh or the latter-day Amitabh.

The Pursuit of Heroic Masculinity

The women in Rajinikanth’s films are always fated to be tamed and put in their place by the man. The fan loves that.


It is a Rajinikanth film. That’s all that you need to know about this movie, wokay!

Breaking the Rajini Myth

Here’s why, despite tales of the actor’s cult status in Japan, producers of his latest film Robot will think twice before venturing there.


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