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Articles By Parthiban Manoharan

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    Two Legends, One Highly Anticipated Epic

    When two legendary personalities come together for a creative purpose, it’s sure to create artistic brilliance. Considering that those two personalities are Salman Rushdie and Deepa Mehta collaborating for the celluloid version of "Midnight's Children", the expectations are for nothing short of a masterpiece.

    Author:   |  Published: August 28, 2012  |  Leave your thoughts

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    7am Arivu: Just Missed the Mark

    7am Arivu was a film I was eager to watch, especially once the story of Bodhidharman came to light prior to its release. Like many, I went about researching this long forgotten historical figure. I was intrigued to learn that a Tamil man had taken on this incredible mission of spreading Buddhism, the art of self defence, and is revered and worshiped in China and other South East Asian countries.

    Author:   |  Published: December 6, 2011  |  Leave your thoughts

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    Azhagarsamy’s Horse – A TIFF Experience

    On September 10 TIFF presented its first screening of Azhagarsamy’s Horse (AH). I went to it assuming that those who would be checking out the film would mostly be Tamil speaking.When I arrived at the theatre, though, there was a huge line made up of a variety of people. It was great to see an innovative Tamil movie like AH being received by such a diverse group.

    Author:   |  Published: September 14, 2011  |  Leave your thoughts

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    Azhagarsamy’s Horse: Galloping to New Heights in Tamil Cinema!

    It’s not often a Tamil film gets featured at an international film festival, let alone a reputable one. Kanchivaram opened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2008, and 3 years later a Tamil feature has made it to TIFF again. In the Contemporary World Cinema category, it’s none other than Suseendran’s Azhagarsamy’s Horse (aka Azhagarsamyin Kudhirai).

    Author:   |  Published: September 7, 2011  |  Leave your thoughts

  • Tamil Folklore Arts, Lost and Found

    Vijay TV’s popular show “Neeya, Naana” made me realize what a huge role media plays in broadening our understanding of the world we live in. On the show, I watched Folklore Artists of Tamil Nadu, India, debate the value of their art against those who didn’t see its relevance today.

    Author:   |  Published: August 22, 2011  |  Leave your thoughts