• Fri, Apr 28, 2017
  • Can Tamil cinema produce a Pulimurugan?

    Updated: Apr, 28, 201710:42 AM

    The biggest hit in Indian cinema in 2016 was Dangal, which earned Rs 385.66 crore in India. An analysis by Box Office India journal revealed that it was viewed by only 47.5 million people in the...
    Can Tamil cinema produce a Pulimurugan?
    Compare that with Malayalam industry’s biggest hit Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan in 2016. While the entire Kerala box office size is around Rs 350-400 crore per year (from 160 films), Pulimuru gan alone collected Rs 90.5 crore at the Kerala box office, in its 100 days of run. At an average ticket price of Rs 80, the film was viewed by 11.25 million of 35 million Kerala population or 32% percent in theatres, while an all-India blockbuster like Dangal could only reach 4 to 5% of population. This is a case study for Indian cinema, not just Tamil cinema. The Malayalam film industry is able to consistently achieve this feat for many years, while both Hindi and Tamil cinema are fighting the piracy war. Hence, Malayalam is delivering many Rs 50 crore and above box office hit films, recent one being Mammootty’s The Great Father (2017), which grossed Rs...
  • Comprehensive learning and right competencies Comprehensive learning and right competencies
    Updated: Apr, 27, 201712:26 PM

    A few weeks ago, academics and educators from different countries met in London, to discuss some overwhelming concerns of our time.

  • It’s time police came out of their hibernation It’s time police came out of their hibernation
    Updated: Apr, 26, 201709:29 AM

    The spate of robberies and burglaries in the city has once again turned the spotlight on policing.

  • Dhoni’s case and use and abuse of hate speech laws Dhoni’s case and use and abuse of hate speech laws
    Updated: Apr, 25, 201709:20 AM

    Hearing a case filed by MS Dhoni, the Supreme Court has recently decided on an important issue involving freedom of speech. A media publication published a cover depicting Dhoni as Vishnu, calling him...

  • Split and merger is not new to AIADMK Split and merger is not new to AIADMK
    Updated: Apr, 24, 201711:00 AM

    AIADMK had a smooth sailing under the leadership of MGR and J Jayalalithaa. The party was not completely devoid of division, but those who left the party to start their own, returned to the fold after...

  • Importance of film education in movie making Importance of film education in movie making
    Updated: Apr, 22, 201701:27 PM

    Film education is must for all technical fields in cinema like cinematography, editing, sound engineering, VFX etc. as without it none can learn the craft. For direction, one can either join as an...

  • Prohibition and state’s intolerance condemnable Prohibition and state’s intolerance condemnable
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201708:31 AM

    Tamil Nadu has a long and chequered history with prohibition. It was imposed the first time in Salem district in 1937, and Tamil Nadu has experimented with various forms of prohibition ever since.

  • Cost of inaction on water development immeasurable Cost of inaction on water development immeasurable
    Updated: Apr, 18, 201709:17 AM

    In countries such as India where over 50% of the total precipitation is normally restricted to only 15 days and over 90% of the annual flow volumes within rivers occurs in just four months, the focus...

  • Time agriculture moved from State to Concurrent List Time agriculture moved from State to Concurrent List
    Updated: Apr, 17, 201707:47 AM

    There are some who are wondering why this agitation of Tamil Nadu farmers is taking place at Delhi and not in Chennai. Agriculture is a state subject. Since the time of British rule, it has been...

  • Cops should keep their cool during protests Cops should keep their cool during protests
    Updated: Apr, 15, 201707:25 AM

    Public opinion, mob initiative and people-coordinated protests have suddenly become a hallmark of the state.