M Bharat Kumar

Review: 6 Athiyayam - Cocktail of emotions

Chennai: A horror anthology, which has six films by six directors. These films are directed by critic Cable Shankar, writer Ajayan Bala, producer Shankar Thyagarajan, Logesh, Lights On Media Suresh, and Sridhar Vekatesan respectively. The cast includes filmmaker S S Stanley, Thottal Thodarum filmmaker Thaman, Pasanga Kishore, Kulir Sanjay, Nan Mahan Alla Vinodh, among others. Taj Noor, Joshua Franklin and Sathish Kumar have composed music. This is first-of-its-kind approach in

Fab Five: February releases

Already the second month of 2018 is here and February has a lot of new releases. January saw 14 films and lot more is expected this month. Interestingly, this weekend saw five hitting the screens – Vijay Sethupathi-starrer Oru Nalla Naal Parthu Solren, Padai Veeran, Madurai Veeran, Yemali and Visiri. Here are some of the biggies that are storming cinema halls in the coming weeks. Kalakalappu 2 Sundar CĀ’’s Kalakalappu

More is merrier for Jiiva

After an average 2017, actor Jiiva is confident that the coming months will be good for him as he has got a long list of movies on various stages of production that are strikingly different from each other. Speaking to News Today, the actor says, ‘Kalakalappu 2 is hooting the screens today followed by Kee very soon. I am shooting for Gorilla, a movie that also features a chimpanzee. In

Review: Savarakathi - Knife, life & wife

Mysskin’s films are generally dark. Devoid of commercial cliches, they explore human flaws and psyche in a serious tone. Savarakathi, which has story and screenplay by Mysskin, who plays a prominent role too, is a poignant dark comedy. Director G R Adhitya has given a comic touch to the movie that unfolds in a single day. There is a Mysskin touch all through 114 minutes. A cat and mouse game

Music composer Imman talks about his cine journey

Chennai: A shy youngster, who was playing keyboard in hotels, hit the headlines when he was chosen to compose music for Vijay starrer Thamizhan in 2002. Though the songs were a hit, the movie had lukewarm response at the box office. Commercial success eluded the composer. But destiny had other plans. After a patient wait for almost a decade, he got what he deserved. Came Mynaa and became popular D

Review: Madura Veeran - Bull and push

  Amidst eerie thrillers set in urban milieu comes Madura Veeran. Cinematographer-director P G Muthiah goes to Madurai, the favourite territory among filmmakers, to render rural action entertainer filled with communal clash, betrayal, family sentiment and emotions. The movie speaks of Tamil culture at length. Vijayakanth’s son Shanmuga Pandian plays the lead, while the cast includes Samuthirakani, Meenakshi and Vela Ramamoorthy among others. Interestingly, the filmmaker has not taken any