Reading the fine print

“Be it a short film or a feature film, visuals and story line are more important for it to become a blockbuster.” This is the usual dialogue by experts. But costume designer Rekha – now also a sub-titlist – has something different to say. She has written subtitles for over 455 movies in regional languages. According to her, “Subtitles are as important as the storyline. It even decides if a

BJP plays it safe on 'Kaala'

Chennai: Rajinikanth starrer Kaala which released yesterday has made an impact for its striong content against right wing ideas. There were many scenes which directly took a dig at BJP. It was said that the party would come out hard at the movie. However after watching a screening of the movie at a theatre in Chennai, BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan chose to play it safe. She did not oppose

Vijay Sethupathi’s next goes on floors

Chennai: After Pannaiyarum Padminiyum and Sethupathi, director Arun Kumar and Vijay Sethupathi are joining hands together for an untitled film. Anjali plays Vijay Sethupathi’s heroine in the film and and Aruldoss is also in the cast. Produced by K Productions in association with YSR Studios, Yuvan Shankar Raja is composing the music for the film. Vijay Sethupathi’s 96 and Super Delux have been completed and ready for his release. The

Prabhu Solomon's movie gets title

Chennai: Baahubali fame Rana plays a mahout in filmmaker Prabhu Solomon’s movie titled Kaadan in Tamil and Aaranya in Telugu. Produced by Eros International, Kaadan also has Vishnu Vishaal playing a pivotal role. Zoya Hussain and Kalki Koechlin are also part of the project. Rana trained with 20 elephants for 50 days. The film is shot in Thailand and parts of India. Says Sunil Lulla, managing director, Eros International said,

Spoof in Tamil cinema is not new in Kollywood

Chennai: The recently released teaser of Tamizh Padam 2.0 went viral on social media. It runs for 42 seconds, but it ends up trolling at least 30 Tamil movies. A sequel to 2010 blockbuster, it is a full-length spoof of Tamil film industry. The idea is however not new to Tamil cinema. News Today looks at few films on similar genre that managed to strike chord with masses. Naveena Vikramadityan

Symbolism in Kaala

Chennai: Kaala starring Rajini, which released today, is certainly going to be the subject of discussion for  the next few days. Quite typical of Pa Ranjith, there are enough on screen to understand what the movie tries to convey. News Today decodes a few such scenes. * There is no Ranjith movie without Ambedkar’s reference. In Kaala also we get to see the leader’s portrait quite a few times. Apart