#film

SOME CLICKS. SOME MISSES.
It was a dream start to the decade as some of the highly anticipated releases such as superstar Rajinikanth’s Darbar, Mahesh Babu’s Sarileru Neekevvaru, Allu Arjun’s Ala Vaikuntapuramloo and Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior struck gold at the box-office. Despite mixed response from critics,...
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HOW CELLULOID LOVES ITS FOOD
While Ustad Hotel and The Lunchbox have food as one of the main non-living characters, the Telugu film Pelli Choopulu (2016) uses the same theme in the capacity of a supporting character to guide its leading man towards his destiny. Whenever I think of food,...
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I WANT TO DO ALL KINDS OF ROLES
There is a scene in Geetu Mohandas’ Moothon, where the two lovers, Akbar and Ameer, are in a pond, in the moonlight, discovering their love for each other. One of them is speech and hearing impaired but they communicate effortlessly, in one of the most...
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LET PEOPLE CHOOSE WHO THEY WANT TO BE
What strikes you first when you see Lavanya is her genuine and super-warm smile. There’s no faking it with this Dehraduni girl. As we begin our conversation, seated at Novotel Hyderabad Airport, I am left in absolute awe of this bubbly, vivacious and absolutely bindaas...
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#SpeakYourMind with Maya S Krishnan
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOURSELF? I would define myself as an actor with skills and integrity, which is actually an important thing in every human being. It’s a blessing to have skills. I wouldn’t say I’m a master of everything but a jack of all...
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#SpeakYourMind with Krish Balaji Murugadoss
How would you define yourself? I would define myself as a self-propelled person, who is always trying to give my best in everything I do! Someone who believes in hard work and smart work, not luck! First thing you do when you wake up? I...
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#SpeakYourMind with Deepti Mohan
How did you decide to become an actor? It all happened as a matter of chance. I started modelling when I was 17, after which I was crowned Miss Sandalwood. Multiple shoots and shows later, I was given an opportunity to be featured in a...
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DISCOVER WHAT IS SPECIAL IN YOU, SHOWCASE IT AND YOU WILL FIND SUCCESS
It’s impossible to not be charmed by his good looks. As we settled down to chat about his films and more, Harish Kalyan has caught the attention of every single passer-by at Citadines, Old Mahabalipuram Road in Chennai — our venue for this interview. Not...
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I LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES, DO NOT REPEAT THEM AND DEFINITELY DO NOT CARRY IT AS BAGGAGE
She belongs to the ‘mega’ family. Megastar Chiranjeevi is her dad; actor Ram Charan her brother. But pardon us that introduction of her; it’s not her only identity. The reason we chose this introduction, however, is because we asked her how did costume designing happen,...
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IN AN INDUSTRY WHERE ONLY THE FITTEST SURVIVE, I HAVE STRIVED TO MAKE MY OWN MARK
The interview took long. The wait, I mean. It took longer than any interview I have done in the past. We aren’t complaining though. Let’s understand, Varun Tej is a busy man. He is only 29. And he is focused. Well, he plays a gangster...
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