Articles by Karthik

Article Tamil

Soundarya Rajinikanth to marry Vishagan Vanangamudi on 11 February

Soundarya will marry actor and businessman Vishagan Vanangamudi in a private ceremony in Chennai.

18 hours ago — Karthik Kumar

Article Tamil Telugu

Box office: Ajith’s Viswasam, Rajinikanth’s Petta set cash registers on fire

According to reliable trade sources, both Petta and Viswasam managed to storm into the Rs. 100 crore club worldwide in the opening weekend

9 days ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Tamil

Petta review: A celebration of all things that scream vintage Rajinikanth

The first half of Petta is sheer fun and it is Karthik’s fan service to Rajinikanth, who is in his element and brings out a chirpier side we’ve never seen before.

12 days ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Tamil

Viswasam review: Ajith, Sivakumar reunite for a largely predictable, but fun rural drama

In what’s believed to be their last collaboration, Ajith and Sivakumar don’t disappoint in Viswasam and that’s the least one can expect from them.

12 days ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Telugu

NTR Kathanayakudu review: Safe but earnest tribute to a legend

At 171 minutes, the film is long and progresses slowly at times, and it's only in the second half that director Krish stirs up a cocktail of emotions.

14 days ago — Karthik Kumar

Article Tamil

Mani Ratnam to revive Ponniyin Selvan with Vijay Sethupathi, Vikram, Jayam Ravi and Simbu?

Over a decade ago, Ratnam had originally planned to make Ponniyin Selvan with Vijay, Vikram and Mahesh Babu, and later with Ram Charan and Karthi. 

15 days ago — Karthik Kumar

Article Telugu

Rewind 2018: Which was the Best Film in Telugu?

From Varun Tej-starrer Tholiprema to director Adivi Sesh’s kick-ass spy thriller Goodachari, we count down the 10 best Telugu films of 2018.

20 days ago — Karthik Kumar

Article Kannada

I-T raids at top Kannada stars Puneeth Rajkumar, Yash and Sudeep

According to a report by TV9 Kannada, the raids were conducted in the early hours on Thursday simultaneously at the residences and offices of these stars.

20 days ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Tamil

Kanaa review: Moving sports drama with a melodramatic core idea

Kanaa is a praiseworthy sports drama that gets most things right in its portrayal of an underdog’s journey in winning against all odds.

about 1 month ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Tamil

Seethakathi review: Moving yet entertaining meta film on art and artistes

The film works in mysterious ways and takes a very unconventional route to make its point.

about 1 month ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Tamil

Thuppakki Munai review: Well-intentioned but not-so-engaging tale of redemption and revenge

The film is written with a purpose, and that’s commendable, even though it doesn’t quite make an impact.

about 1 month ago — Karthik Kumar

Article Tamil

Petta teaser: A throwback to vintage Rajinikanth

The makers of the film on Wednesday unveiled the teaser on the occasion of Rajinikanth's birthday and going by the visuals and first impression, the film will bring back 1990s Rajinikanth.

about 1 month ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Tamil

2.0 review: Rajinikanth, Shankar make a glorious return with this 3D marvel

There is so much to marvel at in 2.0, starting with Shankar's vision to shoot the film in 3D and boy! has the effort paid off, giving us an experience to cherish for a long time.

about 1 month ago — Karthik Kumar

Article Tamil

Cyclone Gaja relief fund: Tamil stars Vijay, Suriya, Sivakarthikeyan pitch in with donations

Popular Tamil stars, including Vijay Sethupathi, have come forward to donate to the cyclone relief fund.

2 months ago — Karthik Kumar

Article Tamil

MeToo backlash: Union of dubbing artistes terminates Chinmayi Sripaada's membership

Well-known singer and dubbing artiste Chinmayi Sripaada had accused veteran lyricist Vairamuthu of sexual harassment last month.

2 months ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Tamil

Kaatrin Mozhi review: Jyotika shines in this heartwarming drama about pursuing dreams

While it's easy to discard Kaatrin Mozhi as a remake and give all credit to the Hindi original Tumhari Sulu (2017), it's worth mentioning that effort has gone into making the former suit Tamil sensibilities.

2 months ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Tamil

Sarkar review: A flawed political thriller that’s salvaged by Vijay

Sarkar is the weakest of Murugadoss’s three films featuring Vijay, and that’s putting it politely.

3 months ago — Karthik Kumar

Review Telugu

Savyasachi review: A thriller that does not realize its potential

This Chandoo Mondeti film would have been a far better film without all the commercial compromises.

3 months ago — Karthik Kumar