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The Irresistible South

The Irresistible South

How can Bollywood get its mojo back?

23 May 2022
Diary Of A South Indian Growing Up In The Hindi Heartland

Diary Of A South Indian Growing Up In The Hindi Heartland

I could never get into the South Indian film milieu like some of my friends who had gro­wn up in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore or Cochin. I missed a lot of...

27 May 2022

Middle Cinema Of The 70s Bridged Commercial And Arthouse

Poised against extravagant masala films and sombre arthouse outings in the tumultuous 70s, Middle Cinema limned the lives of middle class men and women

‘Indian’ Cinema And Dravida Nadu

‘Indian’ Cinema And Dravida Nadu

Many cinephiles and playwrights accepted the stereotypical and entrenched trope of the abalaippen­­—the helpless woman who has to be rescued by a man

27 May 2022

The Great Mollywood Kitchen: How OTTs Empower Regional Cinemas To Compete With Bollywood

Malayalam cinema’s recent flowering has fortuitously coincided with the rise of OTT platforms, exposing new audiences to their cutting edge offerings

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27 May 2022
Strength Of A Woman: Why South Indian Filmmakers Are Willing To Bet Big On Their Heroines

Strength Of A Woman: Why South Indian Filmmakers Are Willing To Bet Big On Their Heroines

The phenomenon of actresses successfully working both in commercial and women-centric movies is more common to the South than Bollywood


19 May 2022
Here Is How The Hollywood Sign Became The Face Of American Cinema

Here Is How The Hollywood Sign Became The Face Of American Cinema

Hollywood has been around since 1907. Here’s how the sign became the centre of the Hollywood landscape


27 May 2022
Demigods Of South Indian Cinema

Demigods Of South Indian Cinema

As Kannada and Telugu screens birth new gods, Rajinikanth’s star slowly fades away


27 May 2022
‘Dalithood’ In Kollywood: The Dalit Magic In Tamil Cinema

‘Dalithood’ In Kollywood: The Dalit Magic In Tamil Cinema

Increasingly angry and anarchic, a new spate of Tamil films are embracing—even asserting—their inherent Ambedkarite politics in ways that are both...


27 May 2022
Making Visible The Invisible: The Gender Inequity Of Domestic And Caretaking Labour

Making Visible The Invisible: The Gender Inequity Of Domestic And Caretaking Labour

A slew of Malayalam films attempt to highlight toxic patriarchy and unaccounted toils by women at home


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27 May 2022
Southern Surge: Film Industries Of South Are Doing What Bollywood Used To Do In 70s & 80s, Even Better

Southern Surge: Film Industries Of South Are Doing What Bollywood Used To Do In 70s & 80s, Even Better

Have southern films outsmarted Bollywood? Pushpa’s chin-wipe has cast a spell across the world, as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films sweep aside...


27 May 2022
The Irresistible Rise Of Popular South Indian Cinema In The Pan-Indian Market

The Irresistible Rise Of Popular South Indian Cinema In The Pan-Indian Market

The South Indian cinema eco­system is taking on interesting subjects and putting them out in new, creative ways. Is this making Bollywood feel insecure?


27 May 2022
OTT Is Just Like IPL, It Introduced More Opportunities For Talent In Indian Cinema

OTT Is Just Like IPL, It Introduced More Opportunities For Talent In Indian Cinema

In Hindi cinema alone, we discovered a new, talented crop of filmmakers who created such lovely pieces of content like web series 'Gullak', 'The Scam', 'Paatal...


27 May 2022
I’m Driven By Fear Of Complacency: S.S. Rajamouli

I’m Driven By Fear Of Complacency: S.S. Rajamouli

Giridhar Jha speaks to S.S. Rajamouli, the 48-year-old director with the Midas touch, who has taken the box office by storm with his Telugu-Tamil bilingual,...


27 May 2022
How Dubbing Has Contributed To The Growth Of South Indian Movies

How Dubbing Has Contributed To The Growth Of South Indian Movies

There are as many ‘South’ film industries as there are ‘Madrasi’ languages. And they are winning the pan-India market with lavish extravaganzas.


27 May 2022
Contrasting Ideas Of Nationalism In Indian Cinema In 50s

Contrasting Ideas Of Nationalism In Indian Cinema In 50s

The new Bollywood movies are single-minded in suggesting that military duty prevails over everything else, and signalling the rise of Hindu nationalism


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27 May 2022
OTTs Are The New Mainstream, Here's How

OTTs Are The New Mainstream, Here's How

The pandemic hastened the OTT boom by several years, and offered hungry new talent from outside the establishment an opportunity to shine


27 May 2022
Starved Of Fresh Content, Bollywood Is Desperately Looking For New Ideas

Starved Of Fresh Content, Bollywood Is Desperately Looking For New Ideas

Faced with stiff competition from the South Indian film industries, Hindi cinema is looking at an existential crisis


15 May 2022
Kangana Ranaut Claims Hindi Films Are Failing As Audiences Don't Relate To Bollywood Star Kids

Kangana Ranaut Claims Hindi Films Are Failing As Audiences Don't Relate To Bollywood Star Kids

When discussing characters that people can relate to, Kangana Ranaut used Allu Arjun's character Pushpa from the 2021 Telugu movie 'Pushpa: The Rise' as an...


15 May 2022
Sarkaru Vaari Paata Box Office Collection: Mahesh Babu-Starrer Crosses The 100 Crore Mark

Sarkaru Vaari Paata Box Office Collection: Mahesh Babu-Starrer Crosses The 100 Crore Mark

'Sarkaru Vaari Paata' also stars Keerthy Suresh, Nadiya Moidu, and Samuthirakani, in addition to Mahesh Babu.


15 May 2022
Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley To Reunite For Comedy Film 'Wicked Little Letters'

Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley To Reunite For Comedy Film 'Wicked Little Letters'

The film is based on a true story and will see Oscar-winner Olivia Colman and 'Chernobyl' star Jessie Buckley playing neighbours who come together to solve a...


15 May 2022
Pankaj Tripathi: Never Felt The Need To Pursue A Flamboyant Lifestyle

Pankaj Tripathi: Never Felt The Need To Pursue A Flamboyant Lifestyle

Pankaj Tripathi was last seen in films like 'Mimi,' 'Bunty Aur Babli 2,' '83,' and 'Bachchhan Paandey.'


15 May 2022
Makers Of Malayalam Film 'Udal' Announce Hindi Remake Ahead Of Its Release

Makers Of Malayalam Film 'Udal' Announce Hindi Remake Ahead Of Its Release

Actors Indrans, Dhyan Sreenivasan, and Durga Krishna will be seen in pivotal roles in 'Udal,' which is set to release in theatres on May 20.


15 May 2022
Five Bollywood Films That Illustrate The Wrath Of Climate Change

Five Bollywood Films That Illustrate The Wrath Of Climate Change

From the scarcity of water to the crippling challenge of deforestation, many Indian films have dealt with the subject of climate change over the years in their...


14 May 2022
Fast X: Alan Ritchson Joins Next Installment In ‘Fast And Furious’ Franchise

Fast X: Alan Ritchson Joins Next Installment In ‘Fast And Furious’ Franchise

Actor Alan Ritchson has joined the film just as Louis Letterier has taken over as director from Justin Lin.


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