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10 changes in Vakeel Saab that dilute the spirit of Pink

Vakeel Saab, opened to packed houses earlier this month, marking Pawan Kalyan's return to the big screen after a three-year sabbatical. With Pawan Kalyan, a massive mainstream star, leading the remake of the female-centric indie-drama, Pink, the remake is a double-edged sword. Pink's Tamil iteration Nerkonda Paarvai (NKP), led by Ajith Kumar, was a near-faithful courtroom drama that brought in a few additives - a long action sequence before the intermission and a flashback  - to cater to the actor's fanbase. Barring these changes, the film remained true to its source material. Vakeel Saab, on the other hand, has been rewritten to befit Pawan Kalyan's demi-god image. Does it manage to retain the essence of Pink? Partially. But in the process of making the film accessible to the masses, a few writing choices contradict Pink's core. Here are ten changes in Vakeel Saab that deflect from Pink and its Tamil counterpart, NKP.

Published on 29th April 2021
13 Years of Vettaiyadu Vilaiyaadu: 26 lesser-known facts about Gautham Menon's ode to Kamal Haasan and cops

Revisiting Vettaiyadu Vilaiyaadu: 25 lesser-known facts about Gautham Menon's ode to Kamal Haasan and cops

The film, which celebrates Kamalism and the undying police spirit, is one of the very few neo-noir action thrillers in Tamil

Published on 24th August 2019
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Looking Ahead: Top 10 Tamil Cinema Trends to look forward to in the new decade

The 18th-century German philosophical concept named 'Zeitgeist' is a word that translates into, "The defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time." Tamil cinema is an industry that is heavily characterised by the sociopolitical happenings of our State and to an extent, the country, and vice-versa. 

Published on 1st January 2020
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CE Year In Review: 25 biggest Kollywood controversies of 2019

Over the past year, the Tamil film industry has been privy to several controversies from post-release censoring to unending plagiarism disputes. Insensitive remarks on women harassment and the MeToo moment sparked spirited discourse and often, evoked deafening silence. Fan wars turned uglier. Politicians became more intolerant.

Published on 31st December 2019

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