Tamil cinema

The Power of Two


Kamal Haasan has drawn out a light sabre, but Rajinikanth appears to have put his aside

Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth: Star Wars

They are the twin pillars of heroism in Tamil cinema. Will Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth now reinvent heroism in Tamil politics?

Safe Gambles of Superstars

Pulimurugan is an absurd movie and so a natural fit for Salman Khan

Dhanush, Actor

Tamil Exceptionalism

The MGR Magic: The Enduring Image Trap

One hundred years of the MGR magic

Kabali: Movie Review

The Don with a difference

The Making of Kabali: Just Rajini

The mythology of India’s most saleable cultural icon is built on popular catharsis and emotional kitsch

After the Cinema of Disgust

A close reading of the renegade New Wave of Tamil Cinema

The Boy from the South

R Madhavan on the space for ideals in society, his relationship with his directors, and his need to be at the centre of attention.


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