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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…

Kaaviya Thalaivan Tamil Movie Review: Good Ol’ Drama!

The setting is the thirties – forties of the twentieth century in the culturally rich and famous ‘Athens of The East’. The golden era of Tamil theater, with vocals and chords reigning supreme, had just been ushered in. South of India, drama as an art form had previously existed as ‘Theru Koothu’, but Western practices heavily influenced the roadside drama form…

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Kaaviya Thalaivan: Trailer

Vasanthabalan who is known for his Tamil films like Veyil, Angaadi Theru, Aravaan etc now returns with his latest film, Kaaviya Thalaivan. Written by Vasanthabalan along with Jeyamohan,the film is set in early 20th century and talks about the lives of two theatre artistes and the competition that exists between them in a small drama…