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Why Fahadh Faasil Is Not Convincing As The Older Suleiman Ali In Malik

There is no obvious fatigue that comes with age in Ali Ikka’s body language, no visible markers of ageing

Malik, On Amazon Prime Video, Examines The Tragic Interplay Of Religion And Violence

Fahadh Faasil combines delicate melancholy with majesty and becomes, in every way, a malik

Ilaiyaraaja And Mani Ratnam: On Their Shared Birthday, Ten Songs From Their Ten Films

Here are the top numbers from each film, where they both leave their respective marks: in other words, song sequences…

Memories Of The Movie Theatre: A Boomer Looks Back On The Bigness Of The Big Screen

The lockdown has only meant that we are craving for something we can’t have right now: Going to the movies

Rajinikanth And The Existential Underpinnings In Pa Ranjith’s Kabali

Kabali gives you the feeling that maybe, there is a subconscious to Rajinikanth, and it was indeed aching to reach…

My Favourite So Bad It’s Good Film: The Kamal Haasan-starrer, ‘Kadhal Parisu’

The director puts Radha in a short skirt. He puts Kamal in a toga, which means the hero ends up…

Narcotics Is A Dirty Business: Revisiting Padmarajan’s Noirish Season, Thirty Years After Its Release

An eye for an eye, drug trade, Godfather oranges...the amoral Padmarajan universe where bad money fights blood money

Movies I Love: Manu Joseph on Nayagan

'Even today my central ideas of storytelling are from watching Nayagan,' writes the award-winning author of Serious Men

Greys To Black: The Many Villain Roles Of Nassar

From playing a flawed idealist to downright evil, on the actor’s birthday, we examine the different shades in his negative…

All Your Questions On Kamal Haasan-Starrer Nayakan Answered

Our FC South editor Baradwaj Rangan addresses all your questions about Mani Ratnam’s iconic 1987 film

The Mani Ratnam Interview

In this three-part interview we cover all aspects of the filmmaker's arc - from his writing process to a deep…