Articles by Sowmya Rajendran

Many Tamil films have made references to the Pollachi sexual assault case, and the latest is 'Chithirai Sevvanam', starring Samuthirakani, Pooja Kannan and Rima Kallingal.
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 17:15
Though worth watching on the big screen for its making, the film is heavily inspired by 'Troy' and the lack of originality makes it predictable.
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 16:01
Vasanth’s anthology of three shorts, spanning from the ‘80s to the 2000s, takes a close look at women’s lives and labour.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 17:43
When you read these old stories, it becomes apparent why filmmakers are tempted to reinterpret myths through the grey, amoral landscape of the gangster film.
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 20:44
The film's willingness to respect the audience's intelligence is charming.
Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 16:27
Kerala society is more interested in discussing how Anupama's baby was conceived, than examining the troubling connivance of the state in flouting adoption laws.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 15:59
'Ellam Sheriyakum' reminded me of the infamous Rahul Gandhi speech that was mistranslated by PJ Kurien.
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 20:32
It's high time that Tamil cinema recognised that brother-sister relationships need to go beyond ownership and entitlement.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 18:30
I know you want to ask the question — is it worse than 'Lingaa', worse than 'Darbar'? PACHAKILI, what do I tell you? Absolutely.
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 13:56
In an interview with TNM, Justice Chandru speaks about the twists and turns in the real life case that inspired Suriya's 'Jai Bhim'.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 16:27