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British Tamil Subaskaran Allirajah, the founder of London based Lyca mobile and Chennai based Lyca Productions has a lot to celebrate. His latest film “Ponniyin Selvan” is breaking box office records. Within a few months of its release, the film has become the second highest grossing Tamil film in history. At Last week’s PS-1 success […]

Toronto based marketing professional Dilani Rabindran recently announced the launch of Viewfinder Film Consulting. Her new venture offers comprehensive consulting services for South Asian filmmakers. Dilani will help filmmakers send their productions to international festivals aswell as access foreign markets and investors. Sitting on her advisory board are Award-winning and internationally lauded Indian filmmakers M. […]

Tamil stalking in Tamil films

The portrayal of women chased and harassed by spurned lovers in south Indian films has made stalking a “cool, romantic thing to do” activists said on Tuesday, urging the film industry to stop glorifying a crime that has resulted in violent deaths. “Tamil films routinely promote stalking as an acceptable, even preferred way of wooing […]

Tamil cinema’s Kamal Haasan was conferred today in France with the ‘Henri Langlois award’ for his contribution to Indian cinema. Henri Langlois is remembered as an influential figure in cinema. He was a film archivist and considered to be the pioneer of film preservation. “Received the Henri Langloise award in Paris. Wish Ananthu sir my […]

Born in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka and educated in in London, legendary Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, editor & cinematographer Balu Mahendra has passed away today in Chennai, aged 74.