Manigandan

Manigandan
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Manigandan KR - Mani to friends - has been a media professional for 18 years, serving in several reputed organizations like United News of India (UNI), The Hindu (as an assistant editor), The Times of India (special correspondent), The New Indian Express (chief of the City Express edition), Rediff.com, Puthiya Thalaimurai TV (associate editor) and Vijay Times, which has since been rebranded as Bangalore Mirror. He is known for his credibility and objectivity, both in the media and entertainment industries. Now a media consultant, Mani writes for select media organisations.
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Articles by Manigandan

Article Tamil

Sarkar controversy: AR Murugadoss takes credit for story, acknowledges Varun Rajendran's script idea

Assistant director Varun Rajendran said that his only expectation was that he be credited for the story and that the Sarkar team had agreed to meet it.

about 1 month ago — Manigandan KR

Article Tamil

Sivakumar apologises after video of him knocking down fan's phone goes viral

The incident took place during a public function when Sivakumar was inaugurating a venue.

about 1 month ago — Manigandan KR

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Jarugandi review: Director Pichumani's film is a run-of-the-mill commercial entertainer

Jarugandi is a regular run-of-the-mill commercial entertainer that has nothing unique to offer. 

about 1 month ago — Manigandan KR

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Genius review: Suseenthiran's eagerness to impart message turns film into unimpressive affair

Director Suseenthiran has very valid points to make through this movie like always. However, the film lacks the intensity that one usually witnesses in his films.

about 1 month ago — Manigandan KR

Article Tamil

Madras HC notice to Sun Pictures, South Indian Film Writers' Association over Sarkar story dispute

Assistant director Varun Rajendran, in his plea before the court, has alleged that the story of Sarkar had been copied from his story Sengol.

about 1 month ago — Manigandan KR

Article Tamil

Vijay Sethupathi pens dialogues, screenplay for Vikranth's next film

The film's director Sanjeev also noted that this will be the first time Sethupathi is writing a script for a film in which he is not acting.

about 1 month ago — Manigandan KR

Article Tamil

Santhanam begins work on yet-to-be-titled film by debut director Johnson

The film, produced by Raj Narayanan on behalf of Circle Box Entertainment, has Hindi film actress Tara Alisha Berry.

about 1 month ago — Manigandan KR

Article Tamil

Director Suseenthiran begins work on his next film, Kennedy Club

Kennedy Club which will feature director Sasikumar and Bharthiraja in the lead roles. Sources close to the director hint that the film will be based on the women's Kabaddi team.

about 1 month ago — Manigandan KR

Article Tamil

Some of the names have shocked me: AR Rahman on #MeToo allegations

The music composer said social media offers great freedom for victims to speak up, however, we should be careful in creating a new internet justice system.

about 1 month ago — Manigandan KR

Article Tamil

AR Rahman asked me if Chinmayi's allegations against Vairamuthu were true, says sister Reihana

In an interview to a Tamil television channel, Reihana spoke at length about the #MeToo movement in general and Chinmayi's allegations against Vairamuthu in particular.

about 1 month ago — Manigandan KR

Article Kannada

Arjun Sarja's family threaten to file defamation case against Sruthi Hariharan

Talking to reporters in Chennai, Arjun's wife Asha Rani and daughter Aishwarya Arjun claimed the actress is making the allegations to extract money.

about 1 month ago — Manigandan KR

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Vada Chennai review: Vetrimaaran's film is a deeply layered, intense action thriller

Vetrimaaran lays the base for a fantastic story in the first of a three-part series. He does such a good job that you wish he had made the second and third parts as well.

2 months ago — Manigandan KR

Article Tamil

Women must use #MeToo movement correctly: Rajinikanth

The actor, who was returning to Chennai from Varanasi after completing the shooting of Petta, chose to take a few questions from by mediapersons at the airport.

2 months ago — Manigandan KR

Article Tamil

Sarkar teaser released on Vijayadashami, crosses 8 million views in 3 hours 20 minutes

The teaser of the Vijay-starrer has evoked phenomenal response from fans, going past two million views within 20 minutes of being released.

2 months ago — Manigandan KR

Article Malayalam

Actor Dileep and wife Kavya are blessed with a baby girl

Dileep took to his Facebook page to announce the arrival of his second daughter.

2 months ago — Manigandan KR

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Sandakozhi 2 review: Disappointing film used as promotional vehicle for Vishal's political career

Lingusamy fails to come up with a sequel that is truly on par with the first part of Sanda Kozhi. Sandakozhi 2 is bound to leave fans of the actor and the franchise deeply disappointed.   

2 months ago — Manigandan KR

Article Tamil

Why this urgent support for an allegation that has no credible evidence: Director-cinematographer Vijay Milton backs Vairamuthu

Vijay Milton's support to Vairamuthu comes at a time when Chinmayi has said that she and the other women who levelled allegations against Vairamuthu are considering filing a case against him.

2 months ago — Manigandan KR

Article Tamil Telugu

Vishwaroopam girl Pooja Kumar welcomes #MeToo movement, says serious issues must be addressed

The actress has just finished working on Priyadarshan's women-centric film, The Invisible Mask.

2 months ago — Manigandan KR

Article Tamil

Anonymous survivor names Radha Ravi in sexual harassment incident

The local media claimed that Varalaxmi had retweeted the victim's allegation against Radha Ravi as well. She is distantly related to Radha Ravi.

2 months ago — Manigandan KR

Article Tamil

Don't share leaked pictures, videos of my film: Karthik Subbaraj requests fans and media

The director's appeal comes after pictures shot on the set in Varanasi were made public yesterday (7 October).

2 months ago — Manigandan KR