Santhosh Mathevan

Review: Aval - Total Horror

Who said horror movies in Tamil end up only as comedy capers? Actor Siddharth in the company of filmmaker Milind Rau has managed to give an Indian horror thriller with Hollywood standards that really scares audience. Starring Siddharth, Andrea Jermiah, Atul Kulkarni and Anisha Angelina, with enough spine-chilling moments, Aval stands apart from films on eerie thrillers attempted before in Kollywood. Scripted by Siddharth and Milind Rau based on a

Review: Kalathur Gramam - Real life incidents

Kalathur Gramam is tailor-made to document a cultural or social aspect of society. Directed by Saran K Advaithan it has a contented storyline about an impoverished village. It speaks about casteism and racism. Kishore and Yagna Shetty play the lead while Tharun Shatriya and Ajay Rathnam playing significant roles. Based on true incidents that happened in a village in Tamilnadu and Andhra border, the film revolves around a few in

Mosquitoes are also important for life: Experts

Chennai: Dengue, the latest in the long list of mosquito-borne viruses, has now created an emergency situation in Tamilnadu. The time has come to do something about the pesky mosquito. But News Today consulted a number of ecologists and medical practitioners across the country, and found why a war on mosquitoes does not mean humans have to wipe them off the face of the earth. It is said mosquitoes have

Encroachers swallow up Mylapore pavement

Chennai: It is high time the city Corporation revisited its strategies to handle nuisance-creating factors like parking on pedestrian pavements in residential areas. In a recent notice raised by Chella, a resident of Mylapore, it was found that a 750-metre-long pavement laid along Sundareswarar Street has been encroached and misused by miscreants for parking, littering, urinating and open defecation. Sundareswarar Street in Mylapore has space for dumps and parked vehicles

#MeToo reaches crescendo on social media

Chennai: In one of the rarest instances, women of the country have started to speak out about the sexual harassment they had been through in their life. For the past two days, the social media has been witnessing a viral trend with #MeToo as they have been sharing the bad times they have been through. For a long time, most women defined their own sexual harassment and assault in this

Why bilinguals are not successful

It all started when veteran film producer SS Vasan showed Tamil film industry a new gen marketing technique by releasing blockbuster Chandralekha  (1948) in two languages. Probably, it should be the first Tamil movie to be made in another language simultaneously. Though, the Hindi version of Chandralekha released a couple of months after the Tamil version, it had created a buzz among the producers by showing a 700 per cent

'Nee Yaruda Komali' team on their success journey

Chennai: What started as a fun-time material now has more than 60,000 subscribers. The 21-year-old Deepan, a resident of Vadapalani and a budding cinematographer, cranks all the political satire videos made by one of the sensational YouTube channels, Nee Yaaruda Komali (NYK). News Today recently interacted with Deepan and his team comprising actors Jainth, Bibian Nishanth (who is also the editor), Dinakaran, scriptwriter Madhan and the director Bhoumik. All members

A class that makes children feel comfortable

Chennai: Education is not just relying on pen and paper but, is a holistic phenomenon. When one steps into class 5D of Chennai Middle School in MGR Nagar, this sense of being holistic could be felt right away. The environment of the classroom and the way the 26-year-old teacher and a K K Nagar resident, Gilbert Ram, handles the class makes one want to go back to school and pursue

Review: Solo - Five elements and four worlds

The characteristics of mankind are always related to the environment. So, to explore several characteristics of human nature, here is Bejoy Nambiar, who has come up with a new anthology – Solo, starring Dulquer Salman, Sai Dhanshika, Neha Sharma, Shruthi Hariharan and Arthi Venkatesh. The movie also features Nasser, Sathish, Azhagam Perumal and Manoj K Jayan in pivotal roles. This anthology is a collection of four stories happening in four

Dengue-affected patients lie on floor at hospital

Chennai: While the State government is taking many steps to fight dengue, the Government Stanley Medical College Hospital is facing a crisis-like situation with lack of beds to accommodate in-patients and out-patients affected by dengue. When News Today reporter walked into the hospital’s out-patient ward, it was found that patients were accommodated on the floor. “The doctors here say that there is a shortage of beds to provide for all

Chennai youth shifts focus to sports medicine

Chennai: For many, sports just falls under ‘extra-curricular’ category.  But not for G Aakash, who adopted it well within his curricular limits. The 21-year-old resident of Periyar Nagar in Ramapuram in the city, gave up engineering to study sports medicine, to fulfil his aim of breaking myths about fitness in the society. “‘It was a hard decision when I quit engineering after a year of joining. I was criticized by