Archive for the Tamil Cinema Category

God save us if India hosts the Olympics

Posted in Bachchan, Tamil Cinema, Telegu Cinema, Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India on July 27, 2012 by Sharmila

Link to my new blog on Times of India – http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/god-save-us-if-india-hosts-the-olympics

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Why kolaveri clicks di…

Posted in Entertainment, Tamil Cinema, Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India with tags , , , , , on November 24, 2011 by Sharmila

Link to my blog on Times of India http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/why-kolaveri-clicks-di

The Raj of Rajnikanth….

Posted in Entertainment, Tamil Cinema, Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India with tags , on May 29, 2011 by Sharmila

Wishing Rajnikanth a speedy recovery. Heard he is admitted at Mt Elizabeth in Singapore, the same hospital where Amar Singh had his kidney transplant. Rajnikanth’s message to his fans prior to his departure via an audio release confirms how weak he is now. Hope he gets well soon!

First published on Times of India on 25th May 2011 http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/the-raj-of-rajnikanth

Dust storms gather in full fury sucking up everything in it’s path, gale winds scurry in a hurry, inclement weather moves in tempestuously, eerie shadows reverse at break neck speed as the camera zooms in to capture the image of one man (from bottom up) to the beat of reverberating drums and bellowing trumpets. And to the deafening and ceremoniously grand background score, the silhouette of one-man lights up the silver screen, the silhouette of one that now flicks gum high up in the air instead of a cigarette. This is how Rajni illuminates the silver screen quite literally with his screen presence and he has been doing so ever since he flung the gates open in K Balachander’s “ Apoorva Raagangal” in 1975 in an iconoclastic fashion. Continue reading

The Raj of Rajnikanth….

Posted in Entertainment, Tamil Cinema, Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India with tags , , , on May 25, 2011 by Sharmila

My new blog on Times of India – http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/the-raj-of-rajnikanth

Enthiran ( Robot )…Of Man and Mettle..

Posted in Entertainment, Tamil Cinema with tags , , on October 10, 2010 by Sharmila

Director Shankar has a penchant for directing magnum opus productions. His last nine outings in Tamil cinema have not failed to disappoint on this front, but it his recent tenth one which has etched a unique place in the  hallowed “Hall of fame” in Indian cinema. Enthiran, India’s first “convincing” sci-fi movie and the brain-child of Shankar was conceptualized almost a decade ago. The Director has stretched his imagination to a frontier that nobody has dared to as yet in Indian cinema. Undoubtedly, his stretched imagination had to be mantled with a budget which was of an equally gargantuan proportion and one which was not easy to obtain funding for. The astute Director probably put this tenth best movie off until such an opportune time till he proved his mettle with the previous nine and garnered enough of a reputation over the years to attract the attention of the Titan of south indian media, Kalanidhi Maran. Shankar is India’s James Cameron, one who thinks big and delivers bigger. With the results that Enthiran has witnessed one can now earmark Shankar as the able custodian of Indian Sci Fi movies. Continue reading

Enthiran – Uncharted territory…by Venkat

Posted in Entertainment, Tamil Cinema with tags , , on October 3, 2010 by Sharmila

The customary slow and steady build-up climaxing into the entry of the Superstar is consciously absent. The foot tapping number, at the beginning or end of which a punch line setting the tone for the movie is uttered, to an explosion of whistles and lighting of camphor’s, is curiously missing. The throng of devotees, who have been patiently waiting for hours on end, do not get to witness the inimitable twirling of the sun-glasses throughout the movie. Well their God does not even give them a single trademark salute which has been mimicked a billion times all over the world. Continue reading

From the gallery – Rajni and Aishwarya, Enthiraan..updated for trailer & music launch.

Posted in Entertainment, Tamil Cinema with tags , , on August 4, 2010 by Sharmila

Trailer

Music launch of Endhiran


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