Director Don Sandy’s Mahabalipuram is an attempt to shed light on the plight of young girls who are drugged, raped and filmed in order to cater to the thriving porn industry, says S Saraswathi. Debutant director Don Sandy’s Mahabalipuram features an ensemble cast of Vinayak, Karunakaran, Ramesh Thilak, Karthik Sabesh, Vetri, Vithika Sheru and Angana Roy. The film brings to light the plight of young girls, who are drugged, raped and filmed in order to cater to ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The narrative has some gaping holes, but one can ignore them as the subject is not dealt in a serious or profound manner, says Paresh C Palicha Vineeth Sreenivasan (son of actor-writer-director Sreenivasan) made his debut in films as a singer, then went on to act and then write and direct. In Oru Vadakkan Selfie he is writer, lyricist, singer and actor. The director is his long time associate G Prajith. Vineeth shares the screen with his trusted friends Nivin Pauly and Aju ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Falling rate of women in the workforce include dropping out of education, raising children and family pressure Image: Employees sort lingerie before packing them inside the Intimate Fashions factory in Kanchipuram district, 30 km south of Chennai. Victoria's Secret bras a boost for rural Indian women. Photograph: Babu/Reuters. As Women’s Day rolls in and various debates around the Indian woman unfold–such as her role, education, freedom, responsibilities and job prospects–one ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Eight Tamil films coming up in theatres near you! Here's a look at the films. Which one are you looking forward to? En Vali Thani Vali Image: R K and Poonam in En Vali Thani Vali Director: Shaji KailasCast: R K and Poonam En Vazhi Thani Vazhi is a remake of the Hindi blockbuster Ab Tak Chhappan starring Nana Patekar. The film is directed by Shaji Kailas and has music by Srikanth Deva. Actor/producer R K plays the lead, supported by Meenakshi Dixit, Radha Ravi and Ashish ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Image: A woman wearing a mask blows bubbles as she sells toys at along the roadside in Mumbai Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters Some of the world’s most expensive cities and cheapest cities belong to Asia. Interestingly, the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka) is home to cities that offer the best value for money, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit survey . The Worldwide Cost of Living is a bi-annual survey that compares ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
"When I got the call from the Army, after the interview, my brother point-blank refused to let me join the service! "He was worried about sending a woman all the way from Chandigarh to Chennai for the training... "I remember taking my mother aside and telling her to convince my brother before I run away from the house!" Gold medalist Anjana Bhaduria, from the first batch of women cadets takes us through her career journey and tells us what it feels like to be a woman in the armed forces in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The all-women's contingent of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force stole the show at the 66th Republic Day parade. Women from the army march at the Republic Day parade. Photograph: PTI photo It was a historic day for Indo-US ties, but it was also a day to remember for the women of the country whose empowerment remained the central theme of the Republic Day parade on the ceremonial boulevard. From the women contingent of the three armed forces who marched in the parade for the first time ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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