Sheela Rajkumar

Ethir Neechal And Mandela: Tales Of Greed And Oppression

While watching Madonne Ashwin’s Mandela (2021), I felt happy to find an invisible and purely coincidental link to K. Balachander’s…

The Caste Question In Draupathi, Kanni Maadam And Ettu Thikkum Para

Three films based on inter-caste marriages show that tragedies drive home social messages far more forcefully than happy endings. (Yes,…

Are Draupathi’s Makers Using Controversy To Fuel The Film’s Dream Run?

The film’s director Mohan G has kickstarted a Twitter campaign to persuade director Pa Ranjith to watch Draupathi.

Draupathi Movie Review: 7 Points To Understand The Dangerous Politics Of A Regressive Film One Can Call ‘Caste-Porn’

The filmmaking is all over the place, the writing repetitive and jarring, and the performances are over the top. What…