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  • Jan 13, 2017
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  • by Meera Chithirappaavai

    There are a lot of things that fascinate me about Tamil movie fans and one of which is their enthusiasm and energy levels during the First day First Shows (FDFS) of their favorite star. I experienced one such event today, the 12th of...

  • Dec 28, 2016
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  • by Meera Chithirappaavai

  There are many ways to reflect on the year in Tamil cinema. I choose to do so by focusing on the positives; by examining where we have seen growth or wild experimentation. What films stood out for their narratives and not just their budgets...

  • Dec 17, 2016
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  • by Meera Chithirappaavai

    Mani Ratnam’s fans were flabbergasted ever since the news about OK Kanmani’s remake broke out last year. Though the Hindi version of the romantic drama, titled OK Jaanu, didn’t get trolled as much as Premam’s remake did, all hell broke loose with the...

  • Dec 09, 2016
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  • by Meera Chithirappaavai

  Dear Zindagi’s Kaira (Alia Bhatt) and Piku’s Piku (Deepika Padukone) share nothing in common, yet I see an invisible line that connects the two.   While Piku tried to offshore her worries via outbursts, Kaira swallowed her struggles with difficulty. Had Piku not been...

  • Dec 03, 2016
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  • by Meera Chithirappaavai

  Each one of us has had an epiphany; a sudden realisation at certain points in our life. It might be an obvious fact that's never occurred to you in the past. It gives you an “Ada ahma’ (I Know right?) feel. This piece is about...

  • Nov 23, 2016
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  • by Aparna Ramanan

    One of my favorite posts/commentary I noticed online during the huge 2.0 First Look event on November 20th in Mumbai was courtesy of lyricist Madhan Karky, who simply tweeted: “The infinity between 1.0 & 2.0”.   He could, of course, be referring to...

  • Nov 21, 2016
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  • by Meera Chithirappaavai

  Being born in a city like Bangalore, the only entertainment (still wondering why we can’t have a beach in Bangalore; geography could have had a little more consideration though) my parents could provide us, that is my brother and myself was cinema. No, I...

  • Nov 18, 2016
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  • by Meera Chithirappaavai

    If ten films from ten different Indian film industries release on a Friday, at least six of them will be romantic comedies, the rest of them will belong to categories such as: crime thrillers, coming-of-age dramas, erotic horrors.    Once in a blue...

  • Nov 18, 2016
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  • by Meera Chithirappaavai

    I saw a tweet recently which mentioned that around 1,000 VFX technicians worked on the latest Karthi, Nayanthara, Sri Divya starrer Kaashmora. I have a doubt that I’d like to ask those 1,000 people – what extraordinary imagination did you, folks, bring to...

  • Nov 15, 2016
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  • by Meera Chithirappaavai

  In a single line, Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada can be categorized as, “The Hunter Becomes The Hunted.” Gautham Menon uses this idiom to flesh out a feature film. I don’t know if he had this thought while writing it. But, this theory was heavily running...