BJP’s victory is not Tamil people’s mandate, says MNM chief Kamal

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give equal importance to Tamilnadu as he would to States where the BJP had won. He was speaking at a post-poll result press conference today at his Alwarpet residence here. Continue Reading

Last phase of LS elections, by-poll in 4 TN Assembly seats Sunday

The seventh and final phase will cover 13 seats in Uttar Pradesh; all 13 in Punjab; nine in West Bengal; eight each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh; all four constituencies in Himachal Pradesh; three in Jharkhand and the lone seat of Chandigarh. Counting of votes will take place 23 May. Continue Reading

MNM leader Kamal asks what is wrong in his Godse statement

Makkal Needhi Maiam founder, actor-politician Kamal Haasan has reiterated what he said about Nathuram Godse and Mahatma Gandhi and rhetorically asked what was wrong with his statement. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Will Kamal’s MNM prove to be the X factor?

Kamal projected himself as an alternative to both the Dravidian parties. He made a whirlwind tour of the State and addressed several meetings. He was aggressive and left no stone unturned in using social media, television and print median campaigns. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Is Tamilnadu no more star-struck, politically?

Are film stars shooting into oblivion in the political universe of Tamilnadu? Yes, as a close watch of the electoral juggernaut rolling through the State now reveals, heroes, heroines, comedians, sidekicks and technicians from the celluloid world seem to have lost the pride of place they had in the State’s political firmament as prime influencers and party ambassadors. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Happy if Rajini campaigns for MNM, says Kamal

Addressing mediapersons at Chennai airport today, Kamal said, “When I met Rajinikanth a few weeks ago, he assured his support for us. We cannot go and request him to support us again and again. If he campaigns for us, we would be happy.” Continue Reading

DMDK in alliance: Confusion continues to reign in TN politics

The DMDK that is playing hard to get is part of the confusion. Though it has not made its stand clear, sources say it is still bargaining with the Dravidian majors. Continue Reading

Ilayaraja 75: Kamal says it was music maestro who asked him to join politics

The highlight of the ‘Ilayaraja 75’ show at Nandanam YMCA Grounds Sunday evening was actor Kamal Haasan. He chose to share the stage with Ilayaraja and croon with the orchestra some of his popular numbers from Sigappu Rojakkal till Hey Ram. Taking a trip down to the past, he shared his experiences on singing for Ilayaraja. Continue Reading