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Football and filter coffee

December 18, 2014

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Long before Rajinikanth entered the realm of mass cinema, when he was on the path of being the populist persona that he is now there came a comedy called Thillu Mullu (1981). The movie, directed by K Balachandar, was a remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Gol Maal that had Amol Palekar in the lead. Every remake, […]

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 […]

Raging Bull

October 30, 2010

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Excitement never seems to cease whenever I watch a Rajni movie. I sat down to watch Rajni’s 1980 blockbuster “Murattu Kaalai” today, eagerly waiting for the opening “Jallikattu” scene to end, as one of Rajni’s best opening tracks followed. As Kaalaiyan (Rajni) tames the bull, the chorus strikes with the folk beats – “Jai, Annanuku Jai, Kaalaiyanukku […]