Director K Balachander’s on-screen women: Strong, resilient and bold!
In an industry where female characters were considered just as love interest of our heroes, it was the late visionary Balachander who redefined the way women are portrayed onscreen
The passing away of director K Balachander on Tuesday is not just a tremendous loss for Tamil cinema but also to women in society. In his 50-year career KB sir (as he is known) gave life to women and their issues on screen like no other director has before or perhaps ever since. From weaving stories around middle-class women and prostitutes to sexual harassment and extra-marital affairs, Balachander touched upon everyday issues in the most realistic and simplistic manner with his excellent scripts – there were no gimmicks and tricks; it was just pure performances by the leads. Click here to read more
Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga movie review: A laughathon that gets a bit preachy
The film proves itself as an entertainer as its lead actors and supporting cast do a fine job
Director Pandiraj made a mark with his entertaining debut film, Pasanga, which had a message but wasn’t preachy. His second, Marina may not have enjoyed the same amount of success Click here to read more
Are Kajal Aggarwal, Hansika Motwani mere eye candy in South cinema?
On the eve of International Women’s Day, we turn the spotlight on the portrayal of women in South Indian cinema…
There’s been a big shift in the women characters in Southern films, particularly Kollywood and Tollywood. Look for women of substance roles in recent films Click here to read more