Tamil cinema

Thala Vs Thalapathy

Kaveree Bamzai

Fan hysteria fuels Tamil star wars

An Epic Return to the Cholas

Kalki’s novel has impacted Tamil culture over the past 70 years. It created ‘Tamil pride’ in the all-conquering Cholas who conquered the north by land and Southeast Asia by sea. It has become a point of reference for the perfect novel, illustrated and interspersed with history, yet fascinating as a romance

Vijay: Dancing To His Own Tune

A Tamil superstar says an emphatic no to politics

The Tamil Wave

Today Tamil Indie films can be recognised for their diversity both in content and treatment

Vijay Sethupathi: Bowled Out

The Tamil star is browbeaten into withdrawing from a biopic on cricketer Muralitharan

Game Over Movie Review

‘Game Over', which was shot in Tamil and Telugu, and is now dubbed in Hindi, has a few genuinely scary scenes, but it is too schematic in structure and theme to work as a reflective thriller

Tamil Cinema: Independence Day

The female lead in Tamil cinema is finally moving beyond stereotypes

Game of Clones

The movie Sarkar adds some more elements to the Tamil political drama

Farewell, Our Chandni of Moonlit Romance

She could change expressions as quickly as clouds pass over the sun. In moments, it could change from sad, happy, adoring or scared to surprise. Her huge eyes with long lashes seem too exaggerated to be real, and when she rolls them in silliness, winks in naughtiness or fills them with tears, they are unmissable. She wrinkles her nose and pouts, bites her lip and smiles

Our Lady of Desire

Sridevi and the beautiful symmetry of destiny and daring


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