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Shiromi is a teacher, an amateur photographer, a mad scientist in the kitchen, and a lover of cinema.

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  • Gun and a Ring

    Lenin M. Sivam’s “A Gun & A Ring”

    After his award winning feature film, 1999, Lenin M. Sivam returns with A Gun & A Ring. The film, which is premiering in Toronto on September 28, is already receiving much recognition.  This past June, the film was screened at the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Goblet Award. The film was also screened at the 37th Montreal World Film Festival in August.

    Author:   |  Published: September 3, 2014  |  Leave your thoughts

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    2014 in Kollywood

    Now that the Thai Pongal clash between Vijay and Ajith’s films is over, here’s a look at some other great Kollywood offerings in 2014.

    Author:   |  Published: February 1, 2014  |  Leave your thoughts

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    Breaking into the Mainstream

    Why are there only a handful of coloured people who are successfully playing lead roles in television/films? When I tweeted Samrat Chakrabarti about this topic, he hinted at something we are all familiar with: stereotypes.

    Author:   |  Published: December 2, 2013  |  2 Comments

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    Kollywood’s Best Off-Screen Jodis

    1. Suriya and Jyothika This couple first met while filming for Vasanth’s “Poovellam Kettuppar” (1999), but it wasn’t until one film later, while working on Gautham Menon’s “Kaakha Kaakha”, that they fell in love. After “Kaakha Kaakha”, Suriya and Jyothika starred in four other films together: “Perazhagan”, “Maayavi”, “June R” (Suriya in a cameo appearance), and “Sillunu Oru Kadhal”. The couple got married on September 11, 2006 and have two children together...

    Author:   |  Published: February 13, 2013  |  Leave your thoughts

  • Kamal

    Worth the Watch in 2013

    The world of Kollywood is constantly churning out movies, ranging from blockbuster hits to those which make you wish you could turn back time just so you hadn't watched them. After sifting through the long list of offerings this year, here's my pick of films that are worth the watch in 2013.

    Author:   |  Published: January 10, 2013  |  Leave your thoughts

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    2012 Films That Restore Your Faith in Tamil Cinema

    If you don’t watch Tamil films unless the cast is full of popular actors, you’ve probably noticed that some of the recent big budget films have been average at best, receiving mixed reviews from critics. And you’ve been missing out.

    Author:   |  Published: November 23, 2012  |  1 Comment

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    Violence Against Women is NOT invited

    A few months ago, I woke up to some ignorant, ridiculous opinions on Twitter that angered me. Some individuals were trying to argue that if women were fully clothed, stopped going to bars and pubs and began “acting like women”, rape and other acts of violence against women would decrease.

    Author:   |  Published: October 15, 2012  |  Leave your thoughts

  • English Vinglish

    Sridevi’s Back With “English Vinglish”

    Since debuting as a child actor, at the age of four, Sridevi has become regarded as one of the greatest actresses of all time in Indian cinema. She took on her first adult role (at the age of thirteen) in K.Balachander’s “Moondru Mudichu”, alongside Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, and never looked back.

    Author:   |  Published: September 7, 2012  |  Leave your thoughts

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    Kollywood’s a Family Affair

    It’s no surprise that many of Tamil cinema’s leading artists are related to others in the industry. Kollywood, like many other film industries, is a family affair. And while having connections through your famous, successful parent may have its perks, there are some drawbacks as well.

    Author:   |  Published: August 1, 2012  |  Leave your thoughts

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    Krish, “Forever in Love”

    Since his debut, back in 2006, with Harris Jayaraj’s Manjal Veyyil (Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu), Krish has sung on many film soundtracks and has grown to become a popular name in the field of playback singing, in India and beyond.

    Author:   |  Published: May 14, 2012  |  1 Comment

  • Kadal

    Mani Ratnam’s Kadal

    Filming has begun for Mani Ratnam’s next film in Manapad, a fishery coast between Tuticorin and Tiruchendur! The film has been titled “Kadal” (meaning “sea” or “ocean”) and the story is said to revolve around the lives of fishermen.

    Author:   |  Published: March 13, 2012  |  6 Comments

  • Billa-2

    Blockbusters of 2012!

    Billa II Director: Chakri Toleti Starring: Ajith Kumar, Prabhu, Rahman, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Bruna Abdullah, Vidyut Jamwal Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja... View Article

    Author:   |  Published: January 23, 2012  |  2 Comments

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    Star in the Making: Shruti Haasan

    No longer just “Kamal Haasan’s daughter”, Shruti Haasan is quickly establishing a name for herself. A promising actress, singer, and music composer, working in many different languages, Shruti is making her mark on Indian cinema.

    Author:   |  Published: December 20, 2011  |  Leave your thoughts

  • Dushi-Boy

    Dushi-Boy – Up and Coming Music Producer

    Dushi-Boy has a unique way of doing things. If you’ve checked out his original compositions and covers, you’ll know what I mean. Born in Denmark, and off to London by the age of ten, Dushi-Boy was an energetic kid. His mom encouraged him to play an instrument, and after trying a few, Dushi-Boy came across a glossy, black grand piano and fell in love with it. Today he is a musician, composer, and producer, completing a degree in Recording Arts at SAE London.

    Author:   |  Published: November 2, 2011  |  Leave your thoughts