Andhadhun’s second remake, Bhramam, released today. With a Tamil one underway, it’s among the most remade Hindi films in the South. But with South films getting a Hindi version almost every month, which is exactly the most remade South Indian film?
The star persona of Mammootty was always associated with a certain kind of masculine imagination. The protagonist roles he played in his formative years were predominantly tough and masculine often in the tragic mode, a man of action who takes charge of his own destiny.
Fanboy-for-life Ajai Vasudev went from wearing the megastar’s ‘Hitler’ shirts in the 90’s to becoming a Mammootty ‘specialist’, having directing three hit films with him in the lead. From an obsession to a career, Ajai’s story is one any Ikka fan would dream of.
The monotones of Kumarankari from Amen, the nameless ‘Ikkara’ from Iblis with its own set of rules and the unforgettable fictional village in Priyadarshan’s Thenmavin Kombathu—Satvik Kumar revisits these unique universes to see how Malayalam films dealt with fantastical lands
From behind-the-scenes stories of classics in ‘Touring Talkies’ to deep dives into recent films in ‘Unni Vlogs’, Satvik Kumar lists 8 YouTube channels that are essential viewing for the South movie buff.