Will Mamannan have a caste identity?

Mamannan, the third directorial venture of Mari Selvaraj, has already created a buzz. Produced by Red Giant Movies and featuring a star casting that includes Udayanidhi Stalin, Mamannan’s shooting got over in Jarugumalai in Salem recently. Reports that actor Vadivelu’s birthday was celebrated...

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Is Mani Ratnam the right director for Ponniyin Selvan?

The teaser release function of Ponniyin Selvan, the movie directed by Mani Ratnam, was grand. Speaking on the occasion, author Jeyamohan spoke eloquently that the entire world would hear the history of the Chola dynasty through Ponniyin Selvan and our children would be able to admire the...

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Ponniyin Selvan

How the Nayan wedding event holds a mirror to our society

Tamil weddings are often chaotic family affairs but the Vignesh Shivan, Nayan wedding was a carefully orchestrated and controlled media event where the media wasn’t invited. Top stars were in attendance. From Rajinikanth through Shah Rukh Khan and Mani Ratnam, all the fellow celebrities were...

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Nayan wedding

The only identity of Ilaiyaraja — music

Every Tamil seeking solace often turns to Ilaiyaraja songs. This may sound an exaggeration but has an element of truth, for Ilaiyaraja’s music rules the hearts and minds of Tamils. In the last few days, however, his writing has ruled media space in Tamil Nadu. The preface Ilaiyaraja wrote for a...

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