Will actors accept salary cuts in Tamil cinema?

A couple of days ago, veteran filmmaker and president of Tamil Film Active Producers Association, Bharathiraja wrote an open letter to all A-list actors and technicians of the Tamil film industry. In the letter, he requested the members of the film fraternity to take a 30 percent pay cut to allow film producers to restart the projects that were affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. Continue Reading

CSK: Falling from glory to gallows

Much was expected from M S Dhoni when he along with team took to field in IPL13 a few weeks ago. They began with a bang defeating defending champs Mumbai Indians in the opener. But what followed was a disaster. From 10 matches the ‘Men in Yellow’ won just three with chances of playing play-off is absolutely remote. Team composition. batting order, death bowling and poor ground fielding led them down. Continue Reading

Ka Pae Ranasingam: Body blow

If it was a women struggling against all odds to get her husband freed from kidnappers in J&K in Roja, Ka Pae Ranasingam is about a woman in a village fighting to bring the body of her husband, who died abroad back to India. But there ends the comparison. Continue Reading

Film review: ‘Silence’ – Well begun, half done

A whodunit thriller with a deaf and dumb woman as witness forms the crux of ‘Silence’. It is rich and gloss as the whole story unfolds in America. But had it been packed with more punch for a thriller genre, the end product could have more satisfying. Continue Reading

13th edition of IPL kicks off in UAE from tomorrow

The much-awaited 13th edition of the premier T20 tournament, Indian Premier League (IPL) kicks off in UAE from tomorrow. And the champions Mumbai Indians (MI) take on the experienced Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the opener at 7.30 pm Saturday. Continue Reading