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A. R. Rahman’s Psychedelic Masterpiece: A Song That Took Indian Cinema By Storm!

It was the Diwali day of 1993. As for every kid of the nineties, my day dawned with the excitement of new films and colorful crackers. I still vividly remember the morning, when I entered the hall after the customary fireworks to hear the 26 inch Onida TV, literally exploding with some breathtaking stuff – music that I had…

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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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In Conversation with Producer Anand Ponniraivan: From Medicine to Films, on Producing Kallappadam and More

Kallappadam is a unique independent Tamil film produced by first time producer Anand Ponniraivan. A medical practitioner based in Australia, he is now keen to be involved with the film business as well. In a freewheeling conversation with MAM, Anand discussed  a variety of topics and shared a lot of details about his debut film…