Being an introvert, my work has helped me to express: Kaali actor Sunainaa

Fresh out of school, Sunainaa was just 16 years old when she entered Kollywood with Kadhalil Vizhunthen. The cherubic Sunainaa quickly found a space for herself with films like Masilamani and Samar. And then came Neerparavai for she received several accolades. But that didn’t make Sunaina stick to similar kind of roles — even the lead roles. In the decade under the spotlight, she has quietly carved a space that she is content with by picking roles that satisfy her. Continue reading “Being an introvert, my work has helped me to express: Kaali actor Sunainaa”

Kaali movie review: This Vijay Antony film is a shallow tale about estranged love

As a child, several of Kollywood’s motifs used to puzzle me. For example, how do fathers and sons look identical in films except for a dash of grey in the former? (A trend heavily popularised by Shivaji Ganesan and Supreme Star Sarathkumar.) In this week’s release Kaali, Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi gives an interesting take on why this happens. Vijay Antony (Bharat) is an NRI doctor who comes to India in search of his biological parents. In the journey, he listens to the stories of men who could be his prospective fathers. The first time the film gets into the flashback mode, we see a younger Madhusudhanan Rao (who is narrating the story). “Indha face a student a imagine panni kuda paka mudila,” says Yogi Babu and then we see Vijay Antony assume the role in the flashback. I realised that Vijay Antony’s several looks are a choice of convenience and of course, with some creative relevance as well. Continue reading “Kaali movie review: This Vijay Antony film is a shallow tale about estranged love”

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