Best stories from last week. Plus, some awesome photos.
We had an in-depth chat with editor TS Suresh last week, in which he told us about the nuances of editing, and the experience of working with some of the renowned technicians in Tamil cinema. For one of our weekly features, Ganesh Venkatraman listed five films – from Bombay to 3 Idiots – that inspired him. And finally, Gangai Amaran and his sons spiced up our features by making three confessions at the audio launch of Premgi Amaran’s debut, Maanga.
Tamil Nadu also lost two of its celebrated creators last week: Singer Nagore Hanifa and writer Jayakanthan. For the singer, who enthralled music lovers with his raw and rustic voice, we presented a list of his best songs, while we remembered the late writer in a short tribute.
Quite unexpectedly, the OK Kanmani team stepped out to meet the media last week. The entire crew, except Nithya Menen, was present at the audio success meet. Gladly, we managed to click some pictures of AR Rahman cracking up. Rare photos indeed!
And, after a year since the project was launched, actor Prashanth revealed the heroine of his next film Saahasam at a press meet. We were also excited to capture some pictures of Pooja Kumar pouting, smiling, and pouting again at a magazine cover’s launch.
Bhagyaraj’s Thunai Mudhalvar and Bobby Simha’s Chennai Ungalai Anbudan Varaverkiradhu released last Friday. Every frame in Thunai Mudhalvar had a ribald joke or two, and we realised, the whole certification business is perhaps the cruelest jape of all. As for CUAV, it was quite like reading a personal diary in no particular order. The film was a mad jumble of people and places.