• Mon, Mar 27, 2017
  • Too many films flood the market, better planning needed

    Updated: Mar, 25, 201712:53 PM

    Every Friday producers and distributors are fighting to get screens and shows. This fight is increasing day by day due to flood of new films, resulting in many films releasing in fewer screens than...
    Too many films flood the market, better planning needed
    On February 17, there were five new releases, on February 24, three releases, on March 3, four releases, on March 10, three releases, on March 17, five new films and on March 24 there were seven more new releases. This trend may continue with numerous films under production. With this rush, the challenge is to get screens as Tamil Nadu has only 1050 screens and with limited screens, their availability for new releases is also limited. On February 17, Kadhal Kan Kattuthe, appreciated by everyone could release only in 31 screens and got just 10 shows in Chennai city. In its second week, it had just one show! Kanavu Variyam, despite winning two Remy awards and Warner Bros releasing the film on February 24, could manage just 35 shows in Chennai and less than 100 screens across Tamil Nadu. The film had no shows in the second week! Kuttram 23 ,...
  • Need to be vigilant, as city is transit hub for narcotics Need to be vigilant, as city is transit hub for narcotics
    Updated: Mar, 24, 201709:54 AM

    There have been a number of news reports on seizure of ganja in the last few days not only in the city but also in many parts of the state. There is no second opinion on the fact that narcotics are a...

  • Don’t blame films, introduce sex education in schools Don’t blame films, introduce sex education in schools
    Updated: Mar, 22, 201712:13 PM

    In a habeas corpus petition filed by a father of a missing minor girl, the Madras High Court found that the girl had eloped with her lover.

  • Proliferation of political parties – bane or boon? Proliferation of political parties – bane or boon?
    Updated: Mar, 21, 201711:48 AM

    RK Nagar is witnessing a multi-party contest as well as candidates who have floated and are planning to float parties.

  • Many challenges in finding funds for films Many challenges in finding funds for films
    Updated: Mar, 18, 201712:10 PM

    Film production begins with funds and no film can be ever made without that. However, funding is the biggest challenge faced by most producers today in Tamil cinema. Funds for film production are...

  • Uniqueness of March winds over Chennai coast Uniqueness of March winds over Chennai coast
    Updated: Mar, 16, 201712:05 PM

    It is the time of the year when nights turn warmer in coastal Chennai, while days are cooler, with a good wind blowing during daytime.

  • Opinion: Time has come to have a Rohith Vemula Act Opinion: Time has come to have a Rohith Vemula Act
    Updated: Mar, 15, 201711:30 AM

    The death of Muthukrishnan aka Krish Rajini at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi has thrown up several questions.

  • Maternity Benefit Bill, a long overdue welfare measure Maternity Benefit Bill, a long overdue welfare measure
    Updated: Mar, 14, 201711:00 AM

    The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, has been amended.

  • RK Nagar by-election and new political formulations RK Nagar by-election and new political formulations
    Updated: Mar, 13, 201708:15 AM

    The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced the schedule for by elections in three Lok Sabha constituencies and 12 assembly seats. Tamil Nadu is one of the states where the by election is to...

  • Time to recognise private conservation initiatives Time to recognise private conservation initiatives
    Updated: Mar, 11, 201712:49 PM

    One of the most well known birding areas of the State of Tamil Nadu is the Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary on the outskirts of Chennai.