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A new take on zombies

Directors Krishna DK and Raj Nidimoru talk about their upcoming film Go Goa Gone, a zombie film »

No more strangers?

Yes, without our even realising it, scores of users unknown to us could have access to the data stored in our smartphones. It happens becaus »

Cinema for curious minds

The fifth International Children’s Film Festival threw light on how children are coming to terms with today’s reality. »

The rise of the small film

Bollywood’s quarterly update proves that small is the new big. Sudhish Kamath on how the films scored simply because of the script »

Just ask the crowd...

Want to make a film? Cut an album? Organise an event? Give to charity? Whatever it is that your heart desires, here’s the latest on how to r »

HOG the limelight

So you thought Harley riders are all about rippling muscles and beer bellies? Apparently, the Chennai ones are idli lovers! »

Chashme Baddoor: Go catch the original instead

Maybe the makers knew how the remake would shape up. Why else would they change the spelling from Buddoor to Baddoor? As f...»

Creative wonderland

Unbridled cross-pollination of ideas… That’s what happened over two days, 90 talks and 10 workshops at The Goa Project »

Vishwaroopam direct!

Kamal Haasan’s film will hit many homes before its theatrical release, a first in the world for a mainstream film. »

Old wine in beer bottle

Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is a drunken riot.Like all binges, it wavers in its mood and tone. Vishal Bhardwaj’s latest is...»

Is the big screen enough?

As Kamal Haasan sticks to a conventional theatrical premiere of Vishwaroopam instead of DTH, industry insiders open up on why the market is »

No show for the indies

Why do small budget, offbeat films rarely make their way to the multiplexes in Hyderabad? »

Look what's brewing

Ace cinematographer Rajiv Menon recalls the challenges of shooting a real storm for Mani Ratnam’s Kadal. Sudhish Kamath is all ears »

Return of the heartthrob

Mani Ratnam’s Kadal brings Arvind Swami back to the screen after a gap of 12 years. The actor talks about his chequered film career »

Fans go the distance

Ardent film lovers cross the State borders to catch Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam »

Singapore up close

Films from the Lion City to be screened at the Singapore Film Festival from February 4 »

The playing field gets bigger

This year’s Celebrity Cricket League kicks off as Chennai Rhinos take on Bhojpuri Dabanngs tomorrow »

Academy Awards: Who will take on the President?

It's going to be a pretty close contest among the men this year at the Academy Awards as Daniel Day- Lewis (Lincoln) will be challenged by J »

Matters of the HEART

What does love mean in this new age? Sudhish Kamath and Shonali Muthalaly make a case for the contemporary Valentine »

Will the Academy spring any surprises?

Unlike the men in the race, it's almost a no contest among women. Put your money on Jessica Chastain for Best Actress and Anne Hathaway for »

Ooh La La Ooh La La…

Dada of Disco Bappi Lahiri launches ‘Naughty Raja Raja’, his first Tamil song in the upcoming Karupampatti. »

Art or accident?

WHAT IF everything in a film is just happily inadvertent and none of the metaphors is intended by the filmmaker? Does that make the film any »

Cogito, Argo awesome!

In the final part of the Oscar countdown, Sudhish Kamath looks at the films in the fray for Best Film and Best Director Awards and places hi »

Oscar moments

The Oscars 2013 had its share of suspense, surprises and upsets »

Creative detour

Event: Entrepreneur meets storyteller, comic-book geek meets social worker… The Goa Project strives to be a platform for diverse people to m »

Why not call it Most Favourite Film?

An Oscar is not reward for best film or best director. It’s an award presented by a bunch of people who are going on record about their favo »

Time for visual poetry

Video Galaxy showcases 19 contemporary video art works »

Found in translation

Every regional and Hindi film should be released with English subtitles, so it reaches a wider audience »

In the name of reality

It is the design of cinema to exploit time, space, thoughts and emotions. But when does it start bordering on the offensive? »

Soul searching

Suparn Verma tells sudhish kamath what his next venture Aatma is about »

Set for Settai

Fun-loving Arya is always keen on pushing his boundaries as an actor. His Settai, the remake of Delhi Belly, is set for release this April. »

From Mumbai to Cannes

Manjeet Singh on his next project Chenu selected by the Cannes Film Festival’s L’Atelier »

Original versus the remake

One was an iconic film of the Eighties, the other a fresh take. The old and new versions of Chashme Buddoor release on the same day — April »

Tune into Mano

Hit songs in multiple languages, a popular TV show and live music shows… Singer Mano talks to Sudhish Kamath about his successful journey »

Django… versus Paradesi

Two films and one theme — enslavement. Here’s how one director makes it cathartic for the audience while another makes it a suffering »

Delhi Belly to Mumbai underbelly

Director R. Kannan, whose Settai releases this week, on why he alternates original films with remakes »

To cut or not to

While filmmakers protest the inconsistency of film ratings, Censor Board officials justify certification in the regional and cultural contex »

Ahead of its time

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro hits big screens again, and is still relevant after a good three decades »

Blasts from the past

Sparks must fly, it’s Deepavali after all. The festival of excitement, pounding hearts and rising tension. Deepavali used to be...»

Charted territory

Ever since Naresh Iyer made his debut with four songs in Rang De Basanti, his scrip soared. The playback singer recaps his musical journey t »

Scripting a dramatic change

Until 2006, the National Film Development Corporation or NFDC as we know it, was generating a Rs. 12 crore turnover. Within five years of ta »

Pi Chart

His first audition, his first attempt at acting, watching himself on the big screen for the first time… Delhi-based Suraj Sharma, the star o »

Desi ship on a world tour

Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus is a finely crafted anthology film that’s got rave reviews at film festivals across the world. Sudhish Kamath »

The big screen

Notes from the ongoing 43rd International Film Festival of India at Goa »

A trip to the 1930s

Walter Steffen’s documentary Munich In India is a fascinating account of those times as the filmmaker revisits the palaces of yore through t »

A positive spin

A look at how Lakshmy Ramakrishnan’s Aarohanam and Balaji Tharaneetharan’s Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom treated disability, subverting cl »

Game changer?

Kamal Haasan’s plan to release his Vishwaroopam on DTH platforms ahead of its theatrical release has received a shot in the arm with produce »

Bonanza of films

Sudhish Kamath goes theatre-hopping and catches some unforgettable films screened as part of the Chennai International Film Festival »

The making of a festival

Did you know this group has surmounted several odds to mobilise sponsorships and volunteers required for the Chennai International Film Fest »

Great finish, but some gaps remain

What was the experience like for those who organised the recent mammoth-scale Chennai International Film Festival? »

Year of the dark horse

In 2012, the best films emerged from the least expected quarters. Caveat emptor: The list had to be limited to those that have had a nationw »

Of horror and hope

Director Abhinav Shiv Tiwari on his film Oass that’s created a buzz in the festival circuit »

For a few dosas more

If Ali G, Borat and Bruno could successfully be scaled up from a TV sketch to a full-length feature, so can Quick Gun Murugun, right? Yes. E »

Right angle the struggle within

Cinematographer-filmmaker Rajiv Menon talks to Sudhish Kamath about what inspires his stories, the duality in his creativity and his recent »

A new Zodiac sign?

If the idea behind Madhu Rye’s book Kimball Ravenswood was to expose the double standards of the Indian male, while poking f...»

The West comes calling

There is renewed interest in Tamil cinema worldwide, and the time is ripe for filmmakers to reach out to new audiences »

Rahmaniacs rock the night

How long would you be gone if you were to step out of home for a concert? Twelve hours, if you had set out for the MARG’s ‘Ja...»

Forget it!

Two guys wake up on the pavement with no memory of who they are. They look for what they can find on themselves. Nothing. No money, No ph...»

The Dutt and Devgn show

This movie will take you back to those days when you had exams you weren’t prepared for. People around tried to boost your spir...»

Sleepy aur Creepy

"The bad thing about good times is that they don't last. But the good thing about bad times is that they don't last either,&quo...»

The colour of cold feet

God bless Anthony D'Souza for making a film that makes the Dhooms of Bollywood look like student films. But despite Blue's Rs.100 crore b...»

Look who’s calling the shots!

Over the last decade, Tamil cinema has largely been for men, by men and of men. Hence, it has been doubly difficult for women filmmak...»


BAND NAME: Yodhakaa FORMED: 2006 LINE UP ‘Darbuka’ Siva (drums and percussion), Pradeep Vijay (vocals /...»

Round and about

Bits and pieces from the reporters' diaries that did not make it to the main stories »


BAND NAME Kontagious FORMED 1998LINE UP Saroop Oomen (acoustic and vocals), Keba (bass), Anish (keyboa...»

The Previous Band  

BAND NAME The Previous Band FORMED February 2009 LINE UP Prashanth Mathias (guitar), Keshav Dhanr...»

That Nineties Show

If Farah’s Om Shanti Om was an ode to people behind the scenes of Indian cinema, with Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Rajkumar Santoshi...»

Rain, rain, go away

You could be forgiven for thinking that Tum Mile is a disaster film after watching the promos. Actually, it is… but not in genre. With a...»

Two good - Kurbaan

Rang De Basanti writer Rensil D'Silva's movie poster says it all. Boy with a bullet on his shoulder has seduced girl who seems to...»

One day in the life of MetroPlus

Well not quite really. But this is how Sudhish Kamath, who is hardly ever in the office, would like to imagine it »

He Says, She Says

Since a column with a name that goes ‘Men are from Madras and Women are from Venus Colony’ wouldn’t be taken too seriou...»

Amitabh Bachchpan - Paa

As the film ended, a hall full of people rose to applaud and I sat there cringing in my seat.I was/still am in the minority of peo...»

The Tamil Avatar!

James Cameron's 3-D epic wows the audience in Tamil »

An instant classic

When does a film become a philosophy? When does a creator become God? When does a work of art become a miracle? When...»

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas on May 08, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. »



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View of Periyar Bridge on the Cooum river at Anna Salai. File Photo: M. Karunakaran

Another Cooum crackdown

The National Green Tribunal has directed the TNPCB to take action against agencies, including the MTC and SETC for polluting the river. »