NGO DSW to train women, children on various skills free of cost

To enhance the soft and life skills of students and residents in the neighbourhood, Dreams of Sai Nagar Women (DSW), a non-profit organisation functioning from Sai Nagar in Virugambakkam, Chennai, is planning to commence free classes on various skills. Continue Reading

Review: KGF – Director Prashanth tells gripping tale

Though Prashanth Neel’s directorial venture is a Tamil-dubbed version of the first instalment of this Kannada period-action-drama, it establishes a lot of instances that anyone can relate to. Continue Reading

Sivakumar in Pudukottai waives off debts of Gaja victims

Sivakumar, who runs Bhagavan Tea Stall at Vamban village in Pudukottai district, has made a big decision that has moved people of the cyclone Gaja-hit area. Continue Reading

G V Prakash learnt mridangam to play his part in ‘Sarvam Thaala Mayam’

I am basically a pianist and keyboard player. For me, playing a percussion instrument like mridangam had only been part of my songs, that, too, by other musicians. First I had to learn that art and so I was sent to learn to play it from the legendary Umayalpuram Sivaraman – G V Prakash. Continue Reading

Vijay Sethupathi and Ayya are inseparable for ‘Seethakathi’ star Archana

When asked about her co-star Vijay Sethupathi, she instantly says, “Yes, as I said, it’s Ayya and I am not able to separate him from Vijay Sethupathi. It is not just during the shoot, even when I see his pictures and visuals from the film, I can’t think of separating them. I am sure it is not just for me but everyone else in the team. It will be so for the audience as well.” Continue Reading

Director Rajiv Menon talks elaborately about ‘Sarvam Thaala Mayam’

When filmmaker Rajiv Menon had a simple conversation with Johnson, a mridangam-repairer owning a small shop in Mylapore, he says he never had a thought that the storyline of Sarvam Thaala Mayam (STM) would pop up as a little spark. “But it has happened, and that is from where I built the plot and its conflict,” the Minsara Kanavu director said about the movie that is a couple of weeks away from release. Continue Reading

Review: Thuppakki Munai – Bang on target

Thuppakki Munai would have turned out to be filmmaker Hari-isque movie, as the screenplay has every potential for becoming just as engaging. But, Dinesh’s idea of bringing out something unique with his own film language’s treatment puts this 127-minute drama in a different league and is still engaging. Continue Reading

Six films to hits screens next weekend

Chennai: In recent times, December had always seen the best in Kollywood. It was Dhuruvangal-16 in 2016 and Aruvi in 2017. In that row, this December will see Vijay Sethupathi’s Seethakathi, Dhanush’s Maari 2 and Jayam Ravi’s Adangamaru getting ready to hit the screens. Continue Reading

Delta diaries: Cyclone Gaja flattened many schools in delta districts

When one’s house is lost, it impacts one’s lifestyle. But, when a school is lost, it collapses your livelihood – that is the importance education has in the growth of life. Continue Reading