Thursday, 28 September 2017

Spyder: ARM movie with non-ARM elements

Having set a typical high standard in his previous outings starting from Dheena, via Ramana, Ghajini, Thuppakki, till Kaththi, this time AR Murugadoss has come down a step for making a complete Mahesh-Babuish masala entertainer Spyder, that has hit screens this week. The movie that has Mahesh Babu, SJ Suryah and Rakul Preet in the lead also features Barath, Shaji and RJ Balaji in other pivotal roles.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Ben's Corner #9: Will Suzuki's Iannone fight back?

MotoGP, a highly acclaimed sport event recently caught the attention of media not because of the successful start of the second half of 2017 season but due to the sudden drop in pace of one of the key factory teams, Ecstar Suzuki. The extent of the issue is so worse that all the internal scoops of the team are fulled with complaints and war of words.

Ecstar Suzuki is the factory MotoGP team of the automobile giant, Suzuki Corporation, Japan. The brand has a rich history in grand prix races as it was the first Japanese to ever clinch the MotoGP title from the European manufacturers way back in 1976. Being strongly hit by recession, the brand withdrew its team from the event in 2011 at the time when its competency with other teams was also dwindling. Despite the fall, Suzuki wasted no time and started developing a new bike from scratch.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Kurangu Bommai had two climaxes on papers: Nithilan

"I had two climax for Kurangu Bommai, the one which you see now was finalised after we believed it would be appropriate", opened up debutante filmmaker Nithilan Swaminathan who had surprised movie buffs and critics with his first movie Kurangu Bommai, starring Bharathirajaa, Vitharth and Kumaravel.

I recently had an opportunity to interact with Nithilan a native of Vellore, during which he shared a lot about his journey from being a short filmmaker till his first feature film and more. Nithilan was the winner of Naalaiya Iyakkunar Season 3, that was telecast in Kalaignar TV and gave quality short films like Punnagai Vaanginaal Kanneer Ilavasam, Puthir and No Comments.

Here are the excerpts.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Tamil Nadu wants NEET exemption - FAQs answered

When I, every single time, start off to write on a social issue, a political vendetta or even a movie's viewer's note, one thing I have in my mind is that I, with all my responsibility, should torch a ray of knowledge on things I at least know. Since the fatal decision of the 17-year-old medical aspirant Anitha has created some emotional vibes across the State, for which even I am not an exception, I restricted myself to not to write on this immediately, as it will surely have a lot of personal and emotional agenda blended both knowingly and unknowingly. Even now, after 36 hours since the death of that pity soul, I am highly emotional. But, as I said earlier, as a journalist and a social representative, I have the responsibility to light my torch.