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Rajinikanth rambling

December 11, 2014


Tonight is going to be anxiously long and never-ending, for tomorrow the Superstar is back on screen the way we like him: live action and larger than life. Being a Rajinikanth fan, years of waiting culminate into cascading emotions whenever his movies release. It will be no different as the dawn will give way to […]

Madras memories: Aladdin, Alankar Theatre and a cult following

April 1, 2014


After a random thought or noticing something that got my mind ticking, I watched Disney’s 1992 animated-hit Aladdin. Thinking more about it, I realised it was only the second time I watched the movie. The first being in the theatre probably as a toddler, but few memories fail to fall apart, few memories of Madras […]

When Lata Mangeshkar came to BCCI’s rescue

June 25, 2013


Just as MS Dhoni laid his hands on the gleaming World Cup and confetti filled the air at the Wankhede Stadium in 2011, the BCCI was quick to announce a handsome reward of Rs.1 crore each to the 15 players in the team. The reward was later doubled to Rs.2 crore per player amidst speculations […]

Kamal Hassan and Vishwaroopam

January 31, 2013


I have not been an obsessive fan of Kamal Hassan, nor for that matter a vocal supporter of his work. I got the chance to see the man in flesh and bones in Mumbai after the second Test against England. Hoping to get lucky with an interview of any cricketer I could meet at the […]

The twice born hero

October 25, 2012


Fiction is a work of thought. To muster enough to pen 14 novels and over a dozen short stories is more than the required foundation to launch any movie series and have it run for decades together without any hiccup. Let me tell you beforehand, I am an ardent follower of James Bond in cinema […]

Dhanush and 3

May 18, 2012


If a James Bond movie has a signature gun barrel opening, Dhanush has a signature coming-back-from-beaten-to-pulp scene. The most recent of which appears in 3, a movie best watched fast-forward at thrice the normal speed. Previously enacted in Pudukottai, Polladhavan, Padikathavan, (there could be more to the list), the scene has a set modus operandi. […]

Cary Grant

March 2, 2011


Cary Grant was one of the greatest actors never to have won an Oscar,  Ranked 2nd Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute(AFI), he had a career spanning 34 years where he had been in lead roles always. Not many artists are given the option to play the role of James […]