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One Auteur. One Actor. One Scene: Kamal Haasan’s Chef-D’Oeuvre Moment as the ‘Uttama-Villain’

Manoranjan, the hot, money-spinning star of Tamil cinema with a humongous fan-base, is at the peak of his self-centered professional career, his latest commercial outing opening to blockbuster collections and thunderous applause among fanatics, when he gets hit with a diagnosis of Stage 4 Glioblastoma multiforme, a type of malignant and notoriously fatal brain tumor…

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Dibakar Banerjee’s Films: A Look Back

Note – I have tried to keep the reviewy-ness to a minimum and focus more on my interpretation of the films plus a bit of ranting. Let me commit a blasphemy by starting this article on Dibakar Banerjee’s film by stealing a bit from that gift to misunderstood-<insert masturbation joke>-mankind called Kya Cool Hain Hum…

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Shankar’s I: A Misunderstood Beast ?

**SPOILERS FOLLOW ** In Shankar’s latest magnum opus, titled ‘I’, the central character Lingesan is injected with a lethal virus that results in a total disfiguration of his body. After spending several days in the dark, he finally decides to face the dreadful truth and takes that walk into his gym room. Staring back at…