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Rajinikanth rambling

December 11, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]