Karthick RM thinks it’s time we paid more attention to the villain in Tamil cinema.
Arvind argues that this widely loved Tamil film does a grave disservice to trans people.
Nihira discusses the history of tawaifs in India, their relationship with Hindustani music and Hindi cinema.
Ramakrishnan M. writes about the newly released documentary India on Film, pieced together from archival footage.
Ramchander writes on Mysskin’s film Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum and translates passages from the filmmaker’s book about the film.
Sthira Bhattacharya thinks about why two dance sequences from Indian cinema of the 90s have stayed with her.
Parshathy J Nath speaks to Garggi Ananthan, who played the lead role in the Malayalam film Run Kalyani.
An interview with journalist and author Namrata Joshi
An excerpt from Reel India: Cinema Off the Beaten Track, a nonfiction book by Namrata Joshi.
Anusha writes about the men in Eeb Ally Ooo! and Nasir.
Sanjana watches Roopa Rao’s Kannada film Gantumoote and draws her thoughts.
Shakila Zamboulingame analyses the representations of women in this iconic Tamil film from 1952.
The team behind Baaki Pictures talks to us about documentary filmmaking.
The World of Apu speaks to Vamsi and Uma Kathir, the makers of a documentary on Tamil writer Rajendra Cholan.
Ramchander has questions after watching Gitanjali Rao’s animated film.
Sripad Sridhar shares his experiences as a wildlife photographer and filmmaker.
Vaishnavi’s short story is about an Amitabh Bachchan fan who has a terrible secret.
A.Ramasamy presents his take on the adaptation of a Tamil novel into a film.
வெக்கை அசுரன் ஆனதை அலசும் அ.ராமசாமியின் கட்டுரை.
A few questions for the author on his new book.
Shivaji Das writes about his travels in Georgia.
Ramchander writes about Bharathiraja’s OM and Parthiban’s Oththa Seruppu, screened at Singapore South Asian International Film Festival.
Aswin Ramachandran attended the Dalit Film and Cultural Festival (DALIFF) in New York earlier this year, and wrote about it for us.
Anuradha Warrier writes about the women in the progressive cinema of Nav Ketan.
P. Lakshmi Narayanan attends the Independent Film Festival of Chennai 2019.
Iniyavan Elumalai, our press correspondent at IFFR 2019, chats with filmmaker Gurvinder Singh.
…and her performance of ‘Nazar Lagi Raja Tore Bangle Par’, Richard Singer writes.
Madhu watches two contemporaneous Tamil movies and writes about them.
Omar Ahmed makes an impassioned plea for us to pay attention to the films that constituted this movement.
This interview with writer-cinematographer-director Chezhiyan touches on a wide range of topics—world cinema, realism in cinema, independent cinema, current trends in Tamil cinema, and his approach to cinematography.