Kamal Haasan gives the Devil His Due

We’re all Devils when given a chance. – Ulaga Nayagan Madayan Kamal Haasan in an interview with Indian TV channel NDTV Lord, is there a more dreary way to begin a cold, winter morning than to watch an interview with Kamal Haasan blah blah blahing about his upcoming film Vishwaroopam. The aging, fading, hair-dyed star, […]

Aval Oru Thodar Kathai – A Tamil Classic

Kavitha oru kavithai. Aval adhu kathai oru thodar kathai (Kavitha is a poem. Her story/struggle/sacrifice is never-ending) Aval Oru Thodar Kathai Cast – Sujatha, Jaiganesh, Kamal Hassan, Fatafat Jayalakshmi, Sripriya, Vijaykumar Music: M.S.Viswanathan Director: K.Balachandar In some respects, the 1974 Tamil film Aval Oru Thodar Kathai is junk. The story is wildly implausible, the acting […]

Depressing News for Kamal Haasan Fans

As longstanding Kamal Haasan fans, we’re extremely disappointed with recent developments concerning his mega-budget upcoming film Viswaroopam. It seems the versatile South Indian actor will only be responsible for the following activities in the action film Viswaroopam – acting (the hero), direction, story, screenplay, lyrics and dialogs. The depressing and terrible news for all of […]

Once Upon a Time, Kamal Haasan Attracted Crowds

(For SI Blog Reader and ardent Kamal Haasan fan prasath.j) There was a time, really, when Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Haasan attracted crowds for his movies. Even in America, Tamil movie fans lined up to watch Kamal’s movies. We still remember going to Clearview Cinemas (now Anil Ambani’s Movie City) on Oak Tree Road, Edison (NJ) […]

Manmadhan Ambu BO – Shameful, Pitiful

Romance on the High Seas Review – Ulaga Madayan is a Shameless Thief Gun, knife, rope, the sea or the Annanagar Tower, take your pick, Kamal. Folks, Kamal Haasan’s Manmadhan Ambu has fared worse than Vijay’s Sura, the colossus of nonsense, at the UK box office. Bollywood Humgamma has put out the Manmadham Ambu U.K. […]