Articles by Karthik

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Bigil review: Sports drama with a problematic core idea

Beneath the star pandering, Atlee makes Vijay coach a women’s football team and passes it for women's empowerment. He literally saves the women in a film about women's empowerment.

22 days ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Telugu

Syeraa Narasimha Reddy review: Rousing story of forgotten rebel headlined by a terrific Chiranjeevi

Syeraa Narasimha Reddy takes an inspiring story from the past and presents it in the most popular, commercial and accessible format.

about 1 month ago — Karthik Kumar

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Chiranjeevi to star in Telugu remake of Malayalam film Lucifer

Speaking at the pre-release event of Syeraa Narasimha Reddy in Kerala, Prithviraj said that Chiranjeevi has acquired the Telugu rights of his film, Lucifer, which starred Mohanlal in the lead.

about 1 month ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Tamil

Namma Veettu Pillai review: A tried and tested but satisfying family drama

Though cut from the same cloth as Pandiraj’s previous release Kadaikutty Singam, there is something charming about Namma Veettu Pillai that makes you smile instead of complain as you walk out of the theatre.

about 1 month ago — Karthik Kumar

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Syeraa Narasimha Reddy trailer 2: Chiranjeevi calls out to people to fight for freedom

The trailer ends with Chiranjeevi screaming his lungs out as he’s about to be hanged – every life’s mission on this planet is to fight for freedom.  

about 1 month ago — Karthik Kumar

Article Telugu

Telugu comedian Venu Madhav dies at 39

Madhav was undergoing treatment at Yashoda hospital for two weeks and was discharged on Sunday, 22 September but was again readmitted on Tuesday, 24 September. 

about 1 month ago — Karthik Kumar

Article Tamil

Box office: Suriya’s Kaappaan mints Rs44 crore worldwide in opening weekend

Kaappaan, which features Suriya in the role of SPG commando, performed exceptionally well in Tamil Nadu and Kerala apart from few overseas territories.

about 1 month ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Tamil

Kaappaan review: A dull, long-drawn action film with no soul

In spite of Suriya’s earnest efforts to keep the film afloat, Kaappaan ends up as a miserable attempt that’s not worth even a single cheer.

about 1 month ago — Karthik Kumar

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Syeraa Narasimha Reddy trailer: Chiranjeevi-starrer promises to tell rousing story of a rebel

Going by the visuals, Syeraa Narasimha Reddy will present action like never seen before in Chiranjeevi’s career, with a no-holds-barred approach to depicting violence.

about 1 month ago — Karthik Kumar

Article Telugu

Box office: Nani’s Gang Leader grosses Rs20 crore worldwide in opening weekend

Directed by Vikram K Kumar, Gang Leader is loosely based on Korean comedy Girl Scout (2008). It’s centered on a group of grieving women who take the help of Nani, a crime novelist, in avenging the death of their loved ones.

2 months ago — Karthik Kumar

Article Tamil

Dhanush’s film with Mari Selvaraj to start rolling from December

The project, rumoured to be titled Karnan, was announced a long ago but there’s been no update for months now. However, latest reports suggest that the film will finally go on the floors from December.

2 months ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Telugu

Gang Leader review: Nani headlines a fun revenge comedy

The film is predictable in parts, but that doesn’t make it any less entertaining, though it could have had some its flab trimmed in the editing suite.

2 months ago — Karthik Kumar

Article Tamil

Game of Thrones, Braveheart actor lands a key role in Dhanush’s next film

International actor James Cosmo, who recently essayed the role of Lord Commander Jeor Mormont in the television series Game of Thrones, has been roped in for a crucial role in Dhanush’s upcoming yet-untitled Tamil film with director Karthik Subbaraj.

2 months ago — Karthik Kumar

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Box office: All versions of Prabhas-starrer Saaho collect Rs300 crore in 4 days

However, the star has already said he is not looking to do another big-budget flick like this for at least another five years.

2 months ago — Karthik Kumar

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Prabhas’s Saaho becomes first Telugu film to get a Twitter emoji

Saaho, which has been directed by Sujeeth, is Prabhas’s first release since Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017). The film has been predominantly shot abroad on a whopping budget and features never seen before action sequences.

3 months ago — Karthik Kumar

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Ram Charan hopes to make strong Hindi film comeback with RRR

During the press interaction while promoting his father’s film Syeraa Narasimha Reddy, Ram Charan opened up about his Hindi cinema dreams.

3 months ago — Karthik Kumar

Article Telugu

Happy Birthday Chiranjeevi: Wishes pour in for 64-year-old star from fraternity

As megastar Chiranjeevi turned 64 on Wednesday, 21 August, birthday wishes poured in for the Syeraa Narasimha Reddy (2019) actor from all quarters. 

3 months ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Tamil

Comali review: This Jayam Ravi-starrer is silly but the jokes do the trick

Jayam Ravi’s Comali, from writer-director Pradeep Ranganathan, is the kind of film that never makes sense but manages to work, thanks to a terrific Yogi Babu and his one-liners 

3 months ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Tamil

Nerkonda Paarvai review: Ajith, Shraddha headline this powerful social thriller

Nerkonda Paarvai is easily the most important film in Ajith’s career. Given its strong message about women’s liberation and its reiteration of the importance of consent, it is a big deal when backed by a star of Ajith’s stature.

3 months ago — Karthik Kumar

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AR Rahman not composing music for Ajith’s next film

There were rumours that Boney Kapoor had signed Rahman for his next Tamil project, tentatively AK 60, with Ajith Kumar.

3 months ago — Karthik Kumar