30 years of Nayakan: Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam's own 'child'
Of all the inspired clones of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather, Mani Ratnam's Nayakan (1987) remains the most captivating. On the 30th anniversary of its release (21 October), a look at the challenges that Mani Ratnam and his star, Kamal Haasan, overcame to make the film.
10 evergreen romantic melodies by Ilayaraja – birthday special
The Black Eyed Peas have ripped off his music. So has MIA. Time magazine selected his soundtrack as one of the All-Time Best compositions. Five-time National award-winner. Padma Bhushan. Isai Gnani (Musical Genius). Ilayaraja is all this and more. On his 74th birthday (2 June), we revisit 10 tracks that are fresh even today.