Film : Minsara Kanavu Director : Rajiv Menon Cinematography : Ravi K.Chandran Cast : Prabhu Deva, Kajol, Aravind Swamy Deva (Prabhu Deva) and Priya (Kajol) have just fallen in love in the previous song sequence, […]
“Annamalai” ou la fabrique de la Superstar Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth, de son vrai nom, Sivaji Rao Gaekwad, a, depuis longtemps, quitté le costume trop étriqué de simple acteur pour devenir une icône populaire, un demi-dieu, diront certains, une figure charismatique et très influente, […]
Kaali and Kabali : mirroring characters of “Superstar” Rajinikanth
NB : Take a look at the video before reading this quick analysis. Kabali is a modern reminiscence of Mullum Malarum Kaali, with graying hair, stylish suits and a malaysian background. Director Pa.Ranjith said […]
“Still the same” : thoughts about ’96 Ram
Ram : the loner “96” could have been named the Life of Ram, as the opening song is, in my view, the whole movie in a nutshell. Ram (Vijay Sethupathi) is the soul of “96”, […]
Iconic dialogues of Tamil cinema #1 : “Thiruppura Sundari” (Michael Madana Kama Rajan, 1990)
After some months of break, 1916 is back with some new articles and other stuff that people who love tamil cinema will like ! Here is a new video series on Iconic dialogues of Tamil […]
Enchantment in the making : Ilaiyaraaja’s re-recordings for Bharathiraja’s films
In the mood for Ilaiyaraaja. That’s a very ordinary and quite daily feeling for anyone who grew up listening to his music. In fact, a random search for his songs or background music on Youtube […]
Miscellaneous touches : awaited masterpieces (Kaatru Veliyidai, Nenjam Marappathillai)
TRAILER : Nenjam Marappathillai, by Selvaraghavan. Darkness, craziness, freshness in tamil cinema. A baroque horror movie, like a dive into the intricacies of the eccentric Ramsay’s mind. A sophisticated cinematography by Arvind Krishna. A breath-taking acting […]
Miscellaneous touches : remembering Kamal Haasan’s movies.
Celabrating 20 years of Avvai Shanmugi Why I love AvvaiShanmugi : among other reasons, the lady’s walking style ! Some would say that the movie is the tamil version of Mrs Doubtfire. Indeed, it was […]
Frame(s) #2 : When the mother abandons her child in Mani Ratnam’s films.
When OK Kanmani was released last year, several articles and comments rightly highlighted a facet of Mani Ratnam’s brilliancy: he is the only tamil filmmaker who have made love stories for three generations (Mouna Ragam […]
Louis Malle on the set of Thillana Mohanambal : the unreachable otherness.
NB : you can turn on the english subtitles in the bottom bar of the video. The unreachable otherness of tamil cinema for a french filmmaker In 1968, french filmmaker Louis Malle went to a film festival […]