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Mani Ratnam works on his laptop at Apollo Hospital in New Delhi. Photo: Special Arrangement
Chennai, May 7, 2015

Mani Ratnam is fine; heading home today

Director Mani Ratnam, who was hospitalised in Delhi, is doing fine and will return to Chennai on Thursday, his wife Suhasini Mani Ratnam told The Hindu from New Delhi.Mr. Mani Ratnam... »
Satyajit Ray during a shoot of “Ghare Bhaire”. Photo: Special Arrangement
KOLKATA, May 3, 2015

Soumitra turns the focus on Ray the actor, manager

Satyajit Ray could act well and would often act out scenes to his cast. Contrary to perceptions, he did not have any distinctive method in directing his actors.Sharing such nuggets of infor... »
Rishi Kapoor
May 2, 2015

Cool to play an 80-year-old: Rishi Kapoor

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who surprised everyone with his impressive act as Rauf Lala in the Agneepath remake, will now play an 80-year-old in Divya Khosla’s upcoming film Sanam Re. »
Irrfan and Deepika in Piku
May 2, 2015

Irrfan gets romantic yet again

Having wowed Bollywood audiences in The Lunchbox, Irrfan Khan returns to play a romantic lead in Piku. The actor, who made waves in Hollywood with films such as The Namesake, Slumd... »
Angels in America
May 2, 2015

Screen size doesn’t matter

In our haste to consume feature films, we often forget the unheralded genre — movies made for television. For many, just because a movie is made for television, it is inferior. Nothing could be fur... »
Kamal Haasan
May 2, 2015

Trouble in Kollywood

On May 1, Kamal Haasan’s Rs. 60-crore Uttama Villain was to release worldwide. The film was premiered in Dubai on Thursday night and was well-received in the international market. But fans... »
The picture, tweeted by the actor, shows the couple getting ready to cut two anniversary cakes.
Mumbai, May 2, 2015

Love is togetherness, Hema Malini on marriage anniversary

Actor-politician Hema Malini and husband Dharmendra celebrated their 35th marriage anniversary eve last evening and took to twitter to share their joy. The actor, 66, had posted... »
Uttama Villain's Saturday morning shows were also cancelled. Picture shows Abirami Theatre's notice on refunding the amount on Friday. Photo: V. Ganesan
Chennai, May 2, 2015

Uttama Villain to release today

After much haggling over a financial dispute, Kamal Haasan-starrer Uttama Villain is set to hit the silver screens on Saturday, bringing relief to the actor’s avid fans. “All issue... »
An image from the movie, Gabbar.
May 1, 2015

Gabbar is back: A corrupt influence

Gabbar is back under the direction of Krish. It sounds like some superhero combo. It indeed is. Krish has given Gabbar the power to reduce the corrupt forces in the society to pulp. Gabbar is a te... »
Priyadarsini scene (from left) Gummadi, Chayadevi, Sandhya, NTR and Savitri.
April 30, 2015
Blast from the past

Mayabazar (1957)

Some highly imaginative and enterprising playwright of yore, created a character non-existent in the epic Mahabharatha and got her married to the Pandava prince Abhimanyu amidst a mélange of myster... »

Scanning the fault lines

Will 'Utthama Villain' be a kamaal?

In search of a home

Evelyn Sharma looking for a change

The suave baddie

Marriage, morals and more

Not OK at all

‘I don’t know what age is’

Director Mani Ratnam. Photo: R. Shivaji Rao
NEW DELHI, May 6, 2015

Mani Ratnam hospitalised

Film director Mani Ratnam was hospitalised in Indraprastha Apollo Hospital here late on Tuesday afternoon. While doctors confirmed that he was under medical care, they refused to say whether he... »
May 2, 2015

'Brothers' to hit screens on August 14

Come Independence Day eve this year, we stand a chance to witness all the action and bromance of Dharma Productions’ Brothers, set for an August 14 release.“The Producer-Director duo... »
May 2, 2015


Sivappu set for release Sivappu is yet another film on the Tamils from Sri Lanka, but director Sathysiva clarifies that not a single scene was shot in the isla... »
Bombay Velvet
May 2, 2015


‘Paesi Paesi’ Vaa Deal (Tamil) Music: Thaman. S This has Thaman’s trademark all the way (though there’s a generous dose of Yuvan Shan... »
Nichaya Thamboolam
May 2, 2015

Blast from the past: Nichaya Thamboolam 1962

Benningalavaley Srivatsa Ranga (1918-2010), the director of Nichaya Thamboolam, was so named as he hailed from the erstwhile Mysore state and belonged to a small town near Bangalore called B... »
A still from 'Uttama Villain'.
May 2, 2015

Uttama Villain: A superb core let down by lacklustre filmmaking

Kamal Haasan’s films suffer sometimes because they end up looking like vanity projects, but Uttama Villain, directed by Ramesh Aravind, couldn’t be anything else — for this is the stor... »
May 2, 2015

Uttama Villain: The story of a star and his legacy

Actor Kamal Haasan has often taken a stand against the derivative and formulaic movies. Each of his works has been considered a critique, of the mediocrity of the Tamil film industry. He... »
A promotional still of Vai Raja Vai.
May 1, 2015

Vai Raja Vai: Curse of the second half

Aishwaryaa Dhanush’s debut film, 3, was supremely entertaining… correction, the first half of the film was supremely entertaining. It suffered from bipolar disorder — much like its protagon... »
Chennai, May 1, 2015

Uttama Villain release further delayed

Kamal Haasan starrer 'Uttama Villain' is in the eye of the storm yet again. The early morning, noon and afternoon shows of Kamal Haasan-starrer “Uttama Villain” on Friday were cancelled across Tam... »
Anushka Sharma in a still from NH10
HYDERABAD, April 30, 2015

Unusual terrains, compelling stories

Some of this year’s much talked about Hindi films, so far, have unfolded in the unlikeliest of settings, far removed from bustling metros. A major portion of Sriram Raghavan’s revenge drama occurs... »

Amir Garib (1974)

Family connection on Chandrettan Evideya

In the big league

Line between right and wrong

The call of Cannes

A girl called Neena

Sarpakkadu: 1965

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