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Kaala: Debrahmanizing Indian ‘Popular’ Culture

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  N Sukumar & Shailaja Menon The usual template in many a ‘mainstream’ Indian film in any language is similar. The standard star-crossed heterosexual lovers, dance around the trees in sylvan surroundings, facing family opposition, the stern patriarch, the simpering and cowering females and finally the great Indian wedding. The sole criterion is entering the …


Ranjith’s Kaala is a call for collective action: A felt review

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R Karthick Narayanan A good movie often has a tendency to leave you affected when you leave the cinema hall. Among such movies, some make the audience express sympathy towards the subjects in the movie, others make us empathize with the subjects in the movie, but very few movies have the ability to provoke you …


Milking Thoothukudi massacre for caste vendetta: The Boycott Kaala call


  Bobby Kunhu The liberal Tamil intelligentsia is at it again – Pa Ranjith bashing – and this time for guilt by association. Following Rajinikanth’s visit to Thoothukudi after the massacre on 22nd May, he was publicly humiliated on camera by Santhosh, a young leader of the movement and also the coordinator of the All …